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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: September 29, 2006
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Vol. 63 No. 39 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 Simmons GilbortScorpion stings Sailor's soleBy MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs Office Here in GTMO on a given day, sailors wake up and get to work without any traffic or obstacles getting in there way. But don't tell that to PS2(SW) Anthony Russell, from the NAVSTA Customer Service Desk. Last Thursday, Russell was going through his normal morning routine: getting up; getting his children off to school, and taking out the trash. As he walked to the dumpster, he felt a pain in his foot. The pain became more and more intense within just a few seconds. "The pain felt like a big nail being driven through my boot and through my foot, causing me to fall down," said Russell. Just as he fell to the ground, dropping his bag of trash, Army Sgt. Eric Brook saw him lying on the ground and pulled over to see if he needed help. In immense pain, Russell took off his boot expecting to see blood, but noticed nothing but a swollen foot. He banged his boot on the ground, but nothing fell out. "I thought I stepped on a nail. It felt like the nail drove through my foot," said Russell. What Russell was feeling was the sting of a 2-inch scorpion. "I began to bang the boot on the ground to see if something was in it, but nothing came out. I then stuck my hand in the boot, and it stung me again, maybe two or three minutes after it stung me in the foot," he added. "It felt like someone cut my hand off. Brook asked me what the pain felt like, and wanted to see what was in my boot, but he couldn't find anything, either. Russell said that while he was lying on the ground he began to experience shortness of breathe and a pain in his chest. "Once the scorpion stung me, the pain was intense. The pain was immediate," swimming around, and some people say what you can't see can't hurt you, but don't tell that Russell. Be aware of where scorpions hide. As they are nocturnal, during the day they hide in burrows or under stones or rocks outdoors, and frequent basements, closets, and other dark, quiet places indoors. They have poor sight, and locate their prey by vibrations. As most scorpions are ground dwellers, wear hiking boots or full leather shoes outdoors. Do not go barefoot or wear open-toed sandals in areas of scorpion infestation.Scorpions are eight-legged venomous invertebrates belonging to the class Arachnida, and the order Scorpions. he said. Sgt. Brook immediately took Russell's boot that was lying on the ground, threw it into the ripped garbage bag, picked Russell up off the ground, and drove him to the U.S. Naval Hospital for medical treatment. "Only the grace of God saved me that morning," said Russell. Once they arrived at the hospital, Russell was treated with Anithistomen to stop the allergic reaction, reduce swelling and was given an IV to reduce the pain. Every once in while GTMO residents see tropical creatures crawling, flying or

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2 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006Vol. 63 No. 32 G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayCommanding Officer.....................................................................................CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer......................................................................................CDR Jeff Hayhurst Command Master Chief................................................... ......CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo Public Affairs Officer.....................................................................................Ms. Stacey Byington Asst. PAO/LPO.........................................................................................................MC1 Rober t Lamb Journalist................................................................................................................. MC1 Igo Wordu Journalist...................................................................................................MC2(AW) Honey Nixo n Photographer................................................................................................MC1(SW) Terry Matlo ckThe 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. 39LT George Vancil, MC, Director, Public Health USNH GTMODengue Fever on the rise in CubaCuban and U.S. Military Health Officials have confirmed an increased presence of Dengue Fever in central and eastern Cuba. Dengue epidemics have occurred periodically throughout Cuba with no known cases for U.S. personnel residing at or visiting NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay. Despite increased cases of Dengue in Cuba, the risk to GTMO residents remains low when proper precautions are taken. The disease is caused by a virus which is transmitted by an urban dwelling, day-biting mosquito that prefers to breed in water-holding containers. The mosquito becomes infected after it has bitten an infected person. There is no vaccination and symptoms typically appear 5-7 days after being bitten. Symptoms typically include high fever, rash on the arms and legs, body aches, and headaches. With good medical management, cases are usually mild and death is rare. Dengue Fever is not transmitted from person to person. Mosquito Control and Prevention The best way to avoid becoming infected is to not get bitten by an infected mosquito. There are two ways to lessen the risk of contracting the disease: protect yourself from mosquito bites, and eliminate mosquito breeding sites around your home and work areas. To protect against mosquito bites remember to always: — Use insect repellents that contain at least 20 percent DEET when going outdoors. — As much as possible wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants and a hat. Light coloredDengue is transmitted to humans by the mosquito. Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are acute febrile diseases, found in the tropics, with a geographical spread similar to malaria. as much standing water around your home and workspace as possible by: — Regularly draining standing water from items like wading pools, saucers under flower pots, recycle bins, etc. — Remove old unused items from around your home which have a tendency to collect water. — Change the water in wading pools, bird baths, pet bowls, or if you have them, ornamental fountains. — Report to Housing or Public Works stagnant water trapped by clogged drainage ditches or street drains. In the event of heavy rains this will keep the surface water moving which will make the water inhospitable to mosquito larvae. Other than reducing the number of breeding sources, NAVSTA Public Works will continue to treat certain areas of the base using a pesticide commonly used for mosquito control. The pesticide is safe and has minimal impact to health and the environment. By taking simple precautions to lessen your chance of being bitten by a mosquito, you can also lessen your chance of getting Dengue fever. For more information please contact the Preventive Medicine Department at 72990. clothing is best because mosquitoes tend to be attracted to dark colors. — Make sure door and window screens fit tightly and have no holes that may allow mosquitoes indoors. GTMO residents should eliminate standing water near their homes and workspaces. The mosquito that transmits Dengue prefers to breed in artificial containers as opposed to surface pools of stagnant water. Even a small amount of water, for example, in a saucer under a flower pot, is enough to act as a breeding ground. It is important to eliminate AMC Flight InformationThe 'Rotator' flight on Saturday, Oct. 28, will operate directly from NAS Norfolk to GTMO and return to NAS Norfolk. It will not stop at NAS Jacksonville on either leg. Local show-time for this flight is 9 a.m. There will be an 8:30 a.m. ferry and baggage truck provided for passengers. Flight arrival in GTMO is scheduled for approximately 10:30 a.m. For more information call 6305.

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3 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006Practice makes perfect — W.T. Sampson teachers, Tom DeAngel and Andrea White, apply bandages to Andrew Smith as part of their annual CPR and first aid recertification. The training was held in conjunction with the W.T. Sampson Schools’ Health Fair on Sept. 21. U.S. Naval Hospital medical staff, other health professionals, and MWR fitness staff presented students and teachers with nutritional and health information.Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon F-4 Phantom gets new lookBy MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeDuring the six weeks of training known as the 'Season of Pride', area Chief Petty Officer selectees performed many tasks around the community. One of these, approved by NAVSTA Command Master Chief CMDCM (SW/SS) Larry Cairo, was repainting the F-4 Phantom on the Leeward side of the station. The plane is displayed at the Leeward ferry and depicts the paint scheme of the VF-41 'Black Aces' squadron, which conducted operations out of GTMO. The original paint scheme was camouflage. Now it's back to its original McDonnell Aircraft factory colors. The paint was given to the selectees from HAZMAT and the SeaBee detachment (NMCB5). The whole process took about two weeks, but more still has to be done. "We have a few more items to do for the plane, and even though the 'Season of Pride' is over for us, we're still putting the finishing touches on this project," said HMC Don Jeffers. The F-4 Phantom is 62 feet, 11 inches long, 16 feet, 5 inches high, and has a wingspan of 38 feet, 11 inches. Much of the research, history and characteristics of the VF41 squadron and the F4Phantom II was completed by MCC Timm Duckworth. "I know to a lot of us it was just another project at the time, but as the plane progressed we felt a sense of pride like no other," said Jeffers. "My hat goes off to Chiefs Street, Williams and McDonald. They spent the most time on the plane out of all of us," he added.Photo by MCC Timm DuckworthThe F-4 Phantom II display aircraft at the Leeward ferry landing has been repainted to its original color scheme by area Navy Chief Petty Officers. Sailor of the Week“It felt wonderful to be selected," said VU3 Chase Luna, with NMCB5 Det. "My parent command doesn’t have Sailor of the Week, so I felt special." He said the key to his success was "to follow orders in a timely manner and make sure you produce quality work.” Ombudsman Corner Cheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Local Liaison Phone 75860 Pager 4447-2000 ccrouse35@yahoo.com Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77957 Pager 4084-2390 sunnim0427@yahoo.com Tanya Ward NAVSTA Ombudsman State-side Liaison tanyawrd@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.mil Jennifer Amaio USNH Ombudsman Phone 7379 Pager 72090, #493 jennifer.k.amaio@ gtmo.med.navy.mil

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4 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006CREDO (Chaplains' Religious Enrichment Development Operation) is an opportunity to slow down, disengage from humdrum routine, and rediscover yourself and your husband or wife. This was discovered by NAVSTA and JTF GTMO couples who attended the threeday CREDO: Marriage Enrichment Retreat on Leeward, Sept. 8 10. CREDO is a threeto fourday retreat that focuses on personal development for singles or married couples. CREDO has a long-standing tradition dating back to the Vietnam War to assist military members and their families in both the personal growth and marriage enrichment retreats. Both seminars provide an opportunity to: — Gain self-esteem and selfunderstanding — Learn to respect themselves and others — Accept responsibility for their lives and —Develop healthy spirituality no matter what your spiritual background. Chaplain St. Martin, visiting CREDO Chaplain, took couplesCREDO: More than just a retreatBy Brenda Walker, FFSC Brenda and Tim Walker exchange ‘love gifts’, one of the couples' CREDO activities.on a lighthearted exploratory journey that addressed old and new ways of communicating with their spouse. Participating in relaxing activities, spouse discussions, and reflective presentations assisted couples in identifying a solution that could improve their communication. Participants Joel and Rosa O’Hara believe that CREDO activities, “Pillow Talk and Reflective Listening Skill Development has helped develop active listening skills that prevent us from interrupting one another. We have taken a great skill home with us!” Whether you are religious, spiritual, or neither, the fellowship and activities at CREDO are bound to emphasize your strengths and challenge less effective skills. CREDO can accelerate your life at work, home, and at play. For more information on other CREDO retreats, contact the Chaplain's Office at 2323. The letter 'A' —Students from the SureStart program learn about the letter 'A' as they are shown about an ambulance by HM1 (SW) Blake Cooper, U.S. Naval Hospital emergency room leading petty officer, on Sept. 22.Worship Services Catholic Catholic Mass Mon. thru Fri. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel) Confession, Mon. thru Fri. 5:15 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sat. 4:15 p.m., Sun. 8:15 a.m. Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. ( Main 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 Study, 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. Wildlife regulationsMaximum daily limit for live Queen Conchs is one per person, per day. Size limit is a minimum of 9 inches in length or lips greater than 1/8 in. Contact 4105 to report violations or poachers. FMI call 4662.Photo by MC1(SW) Terry Matlock

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5 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., recently announced the biggest giveaway promotion in its 60year history. Starting Oct. 11 through Nov. 10, Navy Exchange’s (NEX) worldwide will be encouraging authorized customers to sign-up for a chance to win a $1,000 sweepstakes-shopping spree. A total of 60 lucky winners will be awarded $1,000 NEX Gift Cards in a drawing to commemorate NEXCOM’s 60years of serving Sailors and families and contributing to the Navy’s quality of life programs. “This is a historic year for the Navy Exchange marking 60NEX contest offers $1,000 shopping spreeyears of service to our Navy family. “This shopping spree giveaway is our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers,” said Tess Paquette, NEXCOM’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising. “The NEX certainly has come a long way from its early days and is now known as the ‘Navy Family Store’ and the preferred place to shop. The $60,000 in prizes, contributed by our dedicated vendor community, ties into our ongoing NEX anniversary celebration.” Customers on the mailing list for NEX sales flyers should expect to see the promotion announcement during the week of Oct 9. Additional publicity is planned through NEX in-store public address announcements, base newspapers and NEXCOM’s Website at www.navynex.com. All authorized Exchange customers are eligible to participate except Navy Exchange System (NES) associates, including military personnel and military retirees assigned to or employed by the NES, its concessionaires, contractors or representatives working in an Exchange and their family members. Customers may enter the sweepstakes in store by filling out an entry form from the sales circular received in the mail, or in person in a store. Additionally, online registration is available at NEXCOM’s website at www.navy-nex.com. No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing and only one entry per qualified person is allowed. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on Nov 20, and will be notified by the respective NEX general manager. A complete list of winners will be made available at the customer service desk of all NEXs during the week of Nov. 21. For more information, go to the Navy Exchange website at www.navy-nex.com. Editors note : For the last couple of weeks the Gazette has introduced some of the athletes and performers who will be participating in this year's NEX Customer Appreciation Day celebration. The Oct. 6 edition will have a complete event schedule and event location of celebration activities. Comedian Jeffrey Ross will appear for NEX Customer Appreciation DayHis killer spots on practically every late night show and his show-stopping performances at the Friars Club Roasts six years in a row have practically ensured Jeffrey Ross a permanent place in the comedy history books. He had the honor of being a “roaster” for The Friar’s Club Roast of Steven Segal, trading barbs with the likes of Milton Berle and Buddy Hackett. He also was a roaster for the Friar’s Club Roast of Drew Carey. Jeffrey was instrumental in bringing the annual Friars Roasts to Comedy Central, which have been that network’s highest rated broadcast two years in a row. His experiences producing and performing at the roasts were recently featured in New Yorker Magazine. Jeffrey is one of the most versatile performers working today. He’s just as comfortable in front of college kids as he is at the Apollo Theater or in front of a large group of salesmen at a convention at two in the afternoon.Jeffrey Ross, ComedianGood Deed — Army Lt. Col. Lora Tucker presents a donation of $250 to the Navy Ball Committee on Friday, Sept. 22, to committee chairman, AT1 (SW/AW) Mathew Murcin. The troopers of the JTF/ PAO 305th Press Camp Headquarters contribute monthly to different organizations in GTMO and the Navy Ball committee was chosen as the recipient for the month of September. The Navy Ball will take place on Oct. 20 at the Windjammer ballroom. Tickets can be purchased on Tuesdays at the Seaside Galley from 11 a.m. 1 p.m.; on Thursdays at the U.S. Naval Hospital Galley, 11 a.m. 1 p.m.; and on Saturdays and Sundays at the NEX Atrium, noon 3 p.m. Photo provided by Army Sgt. Maj. Oscar DiazBy NEXCOM Public Affairs

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6 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 Do Do Do Do Do wnto wnto wnto wnto wnto wn L wn L wn L wn L wn L y y y y y ceum ceum ceum ceum ceum MWR Happenings Friday Sep. 29 Barnyard 8 p.m., PG, 87 min. The Decent 10 p.m., R, 99 min. Saturday Sep. 30 The Ant Bully 8 p.m., PG, 88 min. Talladega Nights 10 p.m., PG-13, 108 min. Sunday Oct. 1 The Guardian 8 p.m., PG-13, 135 min. Monday Oct. 2 Miami Vice 8 p.m., R, 132 min. T uesday Oct. 3 Talladega Nights 8 p.m., PG-13, 108 min. W ednesday Oct. 4 The Guardian 8 p.m., PG-13, 135 min. Thursday Oct. 5 The Decent 8 p.m., R, 99 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Oct. 2, 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, “Air Bud,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, “Click” begins at 8 p.m. Music on the Patio Oct. 1, 9 p.m., with D.J. Nikey, at Marblehead Lanes outdoor patio. HipHop to Old School. FMI call 2118. T een Center Activities Fri, Sept 29, Rock Wall Sat, Sept 30, Pool Party FMI on event times call the Teen Center at 2096. Octoberfest Fri., Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., at the Bayview Patio. German cuisine, music, and crafts. $12.95 per person. FMI call 75604. Liber ty T exas Hold'em Oct. 2, starts 7 p.m., Marine Hill. FMI call 2010. Pop Culture Knowledge Bowl Oct. 6, starts 7 p.m., Windjammer Ballroom. Brush-up on trivia and have a good time. Great prizes. Register teams by phone. FMI call 4700 or email beckerma@usnbbgtmo.navy. mil. Old School R&B Night Every Thursday at Acey Duecey Club, 8:30 p.m. midnight. FMI call 75868. Sunday Night Football Sundays, 1 p.m. midnight, Acey Duecey Club, DJ Bernard. FMI call 75868. Storyline: Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is a NASCAR racing sensation whose “win at all costs” approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner, Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo. When a flamboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), challenges him for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight for his place as racing’s top driver.Talladega Nights The GuardianStoryline: After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall, is sent to teach at “A” School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods.Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown Cast: Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Sacha Baroni Cohen, John C. ReillyAction, Drama, Adventure Action/Adventure, Comedy

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7 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale Yard Sales Wanted Announcements Vehicles/Boats Employment(2) Amp speakers, 2 BX5a monitors for studio, $200. FMI call 78015. (2) Sharp Aquos LCD TV, 32-in., $1,000. FMI call John at 78636. (2) Stereo Cabinet, black, $35. FMI call 75688. (2) Lamps, plants, other household items. FMI call Gloria Martinez at 77161. (1) Dell Dimension P-III Desktop Computer, 863 MHz, 384 MB Ram, DVD/CD-Rom combo, 34GB HD, 17-in. Gateway monitor, Windows XP system, $250. FMI call 74271 DWH or 79152 AWH. (1) Louis Vuitton bags, authentic, great condition, both bags include original storage bag, Coussin GM in monogram canvas, $500; Monosque PM in Damier canvas, $700. FMI call 75811. (1) Bunk beds and chest, $200; 2 storage wardrobes, $20; wooden cover for water heater, $40, blue rug, 12-ft. x13-ft., $20. FMI call 3977. (1) Ball gowns, sizes 8 -12. Light green gown, full-length, $150; pink gown, full length, $80; black tealength gown, $70; Cream silk dress, knee length, $70; pink dress, tea-length w/jacket, $30. FMI call Soraya at 77990. (1) Hearing aid batteries, No. 10, willing to give to first caller. FMI call 75201. (1) Honda outboard motor, 4stroke, 15-hp, $600. FMI call 3977. (1) Panasonic 25-in.TV, $50; traveling pet kennel, medium, $25 OBO. FMI call 74542 DWH or 79540 AWH. (1) Oceanways Coral sea mask w/ snorkel. Mark IX Swimmaster fins, SZ med. Henderson hardsole zip booties, SZ 6. Mongoose Maxim speed bike, $40; Kent Springdale 7-speed bike, $35. FMI call Craig at 2649 DWH or 78096 AWH. (1) Queen bedroom set, wood, honey-colored, 2 night stands, armoire, dresser w/mirrors, $800; sofa love seat, glass coffee table, washer and dryer, all for $1,499. Black futon w/glass entertainment set, lounge chair w/ foot stool, $150; screened porch, all wood, tin roof, $499; 2 patio furniture sets w/glass tables, $200; tropical plants. FMI call 4519 or 77423. (2) 2002 Infiniti G20, 4-door, silver, sports package w/sunroof, spoiler, multi-disc changer, $11,000. FMI call Jorge at 3333 DWH or 79401 AWH. (2) 1997 Ford Ranger, good condition. FMI call Alisha at 77202. (2) 1990 Acura Integra, silver, $3,800. FMI call Carvajal at 75720 AWH and 3074 DWH. (2) 1984 Oldsmobile Firenza, $1500 OBO. FMI call 4164 or 75571. (2) 1987 Dodge Ram pickup truck, $1,500 OBO. FMI call 4164 or 75571. (1) 1973 VW Bug, $3,000. FMI call 3977. (1) 1964 Scat Kat dune buggy, has 1968 overhauled VW motor, $3,500. FMI call 3977. (1) John boat w/30-hp Johnson motor and trailer, 14-ft, $800. FMI call 3977. (1) 1992 Geo convertible, auto, 2door sports package, CD, nice car, $2,799. FMI call 4519 or 77423. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Contract Surveillance Rep., GS-1101-09, closes Oct. 17. Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29. FMI call 4441. (1) W.T. Sampson has the following positions available: Educational Aide, GS-03/04, closes Dec. 31; Substitute Teacher, continuous; part-time Office Automation Asst., GS-0326-05, closes Oct. 2. Applications can be picked up and submitted to the W.T. Sampson High School Main Office. FMI call Ramonia at 3500. (2) CACI International has an opening for an Electronics Technicial with experience in the areas of installation, trouble-shooting and security network administration. Candidate should also be familiar with wiring/fiber optic schematics and diagrams. FMI call Bryan Phillips at 4843. (2) Anyone interested in becoming a spinning or Bosu instructor for MWR, call Kariss at 77262 or 84008. (1) Navy Federal Credit Union is seeking a Part-Time Member Service Representative, approximately 30-35 hours per week. Applicants should be flexible, outgoing, and possess a professional appearance.FMI contact Kim or Brandy at 74333. (2) Latino and new in GTMO? Come out and meet the Latino Community. FMI call Luis or Lydia Alvarez at 77463. (2) The will be a HispanicAmericanHeritage Association (HAHA) dinner dance, Sept. 30, 7 p.m, at the Windjammer Club. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Lupe at 4127 or BeltranLupe@usnbgtmo. navy.mil or Spec. Gonzalez at 9705 or Miranda.Gonzalez@jtf gtmo.southcom.mil. (2) Effective through Oct. 21, new hours for the Marine Hill MiniMart are: Sunday-Wednesday, 7 a.m. 10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 7 a.m. midnight. The Marine Hill Gym will also be open until midnight, Thursday-Saturday. The new hours are on a trial basis only. (2) Girl Scout registration is ongoing, $10 council registration fee. FMI or to get a registration form, call Rob Hickock at 75789. FMI call Anika at 75789. (2) The First Class Association and MWR will sponsor a Family Skate Night, Oct. 1, 5 8 p.m.,at the Roller Rink, next to the base gym, Everyone is invited to attend. Skates will be provided. FMI call LN1 McLean at 4833 or PS1 Steer at 4233. (2) There will be a Teen Outreach Bash (ages 12-18) at the Teen Center, Oct. 7, 2 6 p.m. Come hear about the upcoming events at the Teen Center. There will be lots of entertainment and refreshments. The teen that brings the most friends to register will get to organize a free party for themself and 30 friends. All materials will be provided by the Teen Center. The location for the party can be at the Teen Center or Windjammer Pool. FMI call 2096. (1) The Teen Center will host a cheerleading camp, Sept. 30 at the Youth Center, 10 -11 p.m. (1) The Post Office will be closed on Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day. (1) The Base Chapel will be sponsoring its first annual Harvest Fest, Nov. 1. Volunteers needed. The first meeting is Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., at Caribbean Circle, #34A. (1) The Youth Center is seeking furniture donations. FMI call 74658. (1) Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) begins Oct. 1, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at the base Chapel complex. FMI call Kathy at 2323 or email arlinghauskr@usnb gtmo.navy.mil. (1) College Night will be at the W.T. Sampson High School Library, Oct. 11, 5 p.m. (1) In accordance with OMB Circular Number A-76 (revised May 29, 2003), this announcement is to notify all civilian and military employees that there will be a public announcement on 29 September 2006 of three competitive sourcing competi-tions. The competitions will be titled (1) Emergency Management Dispatch, (2) Safety Support Services, (3) Non-Guard Security Support Services. Additional information will be provided in the near future following public announcement. (2) Will pay cash for fishing/ pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at &977 or 2129. (2) Guitar lessons. Willing to pay. FMI call Rob at 5010 DWH or 79506 AWH. Sept. 30 — Caribbean Circle, #38A, 7 9 a.m. Sept. 30 — Villamar, #18B, 8 11 a.m. Oct. 1 — Villamar, #18B, 8 11 a.m. Oct. 1 — Caribbean Circle, #38A, 7 9 a.m. Oct. 1 — Caravella Point, #14A, 11 a.m. 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 with the ad.Editor's note

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8 Friday, Sept. 29, 2006GTMO happeningsGreen thumb — Amelia Smith, plant nursery manager, presents Michael Cooper with a Letter of Appreciation for his volunteer work at the Guantanamo Bay Plant Nursery over the past three years. Cooper helped maintain and develop the nursery’s stock of native plants, and contributed significantly to overall base beautification. Cooper, an engineering technician for the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, is leaving GTMO for another assignment.Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonWelcome aboard — LT Robert Thompson and his wife Cara introduce their new daughter to the GTMO community. Carol Victoria Thompson was born on Sept. 22 at 10:56 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 in ches long at birth. Photo provided by LT Robert Thompson What a thrill — The W.T. Sampson High School flag football team poses with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders who showed up to show their support to the team Sept. 25, at Cooper Field. A few hours later the cheerleaders appeared at the Downtown Lyceum to dance, sing, and sign autographs.Photo provided by Doug Lamb