Guantánamo Bay gazette
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00056
 Material Information
Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: October 20, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note: Current issue plus archived issues covering the most recent 12 months.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 57204860
System ID: UF00098616:00056
 Related Items
Preceded by: Guantánamo gazette


This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )

Full Text


Gilbort Vol. 63 No. 42 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 NASCAR stock car racing fans are everywhere, including Guantanamo Bay. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and other residents of Guantanamo Bay watched Joe Nemechek post a ninth-place finish at Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 Nextel Cup race on television. Nemechek has scored three consecutive top-10 finishes at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina, and it was his best finish of this season. Just hours after the race concluded, Nemechek, whose Cup team is sponsored by the U.S. Army, his mother Martha and Ashton Lewis Jr., driver of a Busch Series team sponsored by the Marines, flew to GTMO in a private jet-plane to take part in the NEX Customer Appreciation Day celebration, visiting with servicemembers and residents. “Joe is very enthusiastic about visiting troops,” said Martha Nemechek. After volunteering to come to GTMO, Nemechek said, “One thing I’ve learned driving the Army car is that troops, no matter where they’re stationed, they follow NASCAR.” The military is represented by more than one car in the Nextel Cup and Busch series. In an effort to have more than one service represented during the visit, Nemechek brought along Lewis, the Team Marines driver, who has been one of the top competitors in the this year’s series, and finished eighth in the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series point championship. Representatives from Goodyear Tires, and an editor and photographer from NASCAR Scene, a weekly publication, also visited the station to give away racing memorabilia and to spread the word that NASCAR supports servicemembers and their families for the sacrifices they make in the war on terrorism. “This has been a neat trip,” saidStory by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeNASCAR drivers make pit stop at GTMOPhoto by MC1 Robert LambMAC(SW) Michael McClinton smiles early in the race, but before too long, NASCAR drivers Ashton Lewis and Joe Nemechek will pass him.MAC(SW) Michael McClinton poses with NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek.Photo by MC1Robert Lamb Continued on page 8Nemechek. “How many people get to go to Guantanamo Bay, the only base that’s on communist soil? That’s pretty cool, and I got to land my own plane here. That’s just incredible, a once-in-a-lifetime deal.” Shortly after arriving in GTMO, the drivers headed over to the Camp America and visited with NASCAR fans at the Seaside Galley, visited the Northeast Gate, and had their photos taken with Marines at Marine Corps Security Force Company headquarters. “I’ve met a lot of great Soldiers (and Sailors) here. This place is a vital part of our security,” said Nemechek. “The only thing I knew about Guantanamo Bay was from what I had seen in movies. When you see it for real, it’s beautiful — to go out and see the Northeast Gate and the fence that separates Communist Cuba from GTMO, and look across the way and there are Cuban military folks up on their posts looking back at you. I’ve learned a lot about GTMO today,” After touring the station, and signing a few autographs along the way, the two drivers arrived at MWR’s‘Checkered Flag Raceway’ for Joe’s and Ashton’s final race of the weekend. MAC(SW) Michael McClinton, NAVSTA Security Operations Chief, was the lucky driver to be chosen to go head to head with the two professional drivers. “I’m a big NASCAR fan. Growing up


2 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006Vol. 63 No. 32 Guantanamo BayCommanding Officer.....................................................................................CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer.........................................................................................CDR Sylvester Moore 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. 42 Sailor of the Week“I was actually sleeping when they called me," said MA3 Joseph Bourdon, Base Security. "I was pretty shocked. It comes down to the fact that people really do watch what you do. I do my job well and someone took notice of it. I have a good work atmosphere. That always helps too.” President Bush signed into law an act he said will bring justice to terrorists who attacked America on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law during a White House ceremony. The act will allow the Central Intelligence Agency to continue gathering information that will save American lives, the president said, and it sends a clear message to those who threaten it. “This nation is patient and decent and fair, and we will never back down from the threats to our freedom,” he said. “We are as determined today as we were on the morning of Sept. 12, 2001. We will meet our obligation to protect our people, and no matter how long it takes, justice will be done.” The new law establishes the procedures military commissions will use in trying unlawful enemy combatants engaged in hostilities against the United States. Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives fall into the definition of unlawful enemy combatants. The act lays out exactly howMilitary Commissions Act will bring justiceBy Jim Garamone, American Forces Press ServicePresident George W. Bush signs the Military Commissions Act of 2006 during a White House ceremony Oct. 17. The act enables the President to establish military commissions.Photo provided by Defense Dept.the military commissions are convened, and what procedural safeguards must be in place. These include a presumption of innocence, proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the right of the accused to represent himself, and inadmissibility of statements obtained through torture. In addition, the law provides for a right to call and cross-examine witnesses, lawyer/client privilege, no presumption of guilt from remaining silent, and representation by a military defense counsel. “These military commissions are lawful, they are fair, and they are necessary,” Bush said. The act will allow the commissions to try those accused with masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the attack on the USS Cole in a Yemeni harbor in 2000 and bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. “With our actions, we will send a clear message to those who kill Americans: We will find you and we will bring you to justice,” the president said. DoD officials said motions under the new bill may be heard as early as January. Trials probably will not start much before the summer, officials said. The majority of the 440 detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detainee facility in Cuba will not face military commissions. Only detainees who will be charged with law-of-war violations and other grave offenses – about 75, officials estimated – will be subject to the commissions. "With this bill, America reaffirms our determination to win the war on terror. The passage of time will not dull our memory or sap our nerve. We will fight this war with confidence and with clear purpose. We will protect our country and our people," said Bush. Military commissions have a long history in the United States. The colonies used military commissions during the Revolutionary War. The U.S. military used them during the Civil War and during World War II.MA3 Joseph Bourdon, Base Security G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te te


3 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon‘Fresh’ was the word, Oct. 11, as the NEX/Commissary unveiled its new Deli/ Bakery to Guantanamo Bay residents. Offering a variety of fresh sliced meats, cheeses and breads, the deli bakery is ready to deliver a ‘taste of home’ to its customers. “Our theme, and goal from the start of this project, was to bring a taste of home to residents here,” said Courtney Jackson, Commissary store manager. “I grew up in the military overseas, and I know some of the things people do without. So, it was important for us to be able to give that taste of ‘Hometown, USA’.” Jackson and her team of deli workers accomplished that goal. “One thing I always look forward when I go home is fresh bread, sliced deli meat and cheeses,” said MA3 Joyce Delong. “So, it’s really great they have this here now.” “I am ecstatic with the turnout,” said Jackson. “I couldn’t be happier. The feedback I have already gotten is great. People keep telling us it’s just like going to a stateside supermarket.” “It’s wonderful to have a fresh option of meats and cheeses,” said Michael Youberg, who picked up some baby Swiss cheese, various meats, and some bread to make his specialty breakfast dish. “Now, I can make my homemade French toast,” he grinned. The deli/bakery workers worked through the night, some without sleep, to ensure there was plenty of bread to sell. “I absolutely couldn’t have done it without my associates,” added Jackson. The deli/bakery is another GTMO morale booster for the community and developed relatively quickly. “We submitted the proposal in April to management, and it took six months, from proposal to finish,” said Jackson. “It really helped that Capt. Leary (NAVSTA commanding officer) was behind us 100 percent.” The Deli/Bakery is still a work in progress, and the NEX team isn’t finished yet. “We are looking at expanding the deli,” said Jackson, “possibly adding rotisserie chicken and more variety to the products. By the end of the month we will have 28 varieties of bread, and 21 different meats. We have much more in the works.”Story by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs OfficeA ‘taste of home’ comes to GTMO NAVSTA leadership, NEX and Commissary workers, cut loaves of fresh bread, officially opening the new NEX Bakery/Deli on Oct.11. People, Cutter, Mission — Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of GTMO toured the USCG Cutter Diligence on Thursday, Oct. 12, when it pulled into the station for stores and fuel. The tour of the cutter coincided with the local premier of the movie 'Guardian.' The cutter has two Alco 251CE 16 cylinder turbo diesel engines; displaces 1109 tons; is 210 feet long, with a beam of 34 feet. The cutter is homeported in Wilmington, N.C.


4 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006ployed. The United States Supreme Court has declared that the Act must read with “an eye friendly to those who dropped their affairs to answer their country’s call.”Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Constellation (CV 64), take the oath of citizenship.If you think you may qualify for protection under the Act, stop by the legal assistance office or make an appointment to discuss your case with an attorney. The U.S. Navy is in the process of reorganizing its public affairs and photo communities. Although this reorganization will dramatically increase support to fleet operations and fleet commanders, photo services traditionally provided by installation photo labs will no longer be available. All commands throughout the Navy are authorized and encouraged to purchase digital cameras to photograph local command activities that will no longer be available through public affairs offices or disestablished photo labs, such as reenlistments, retirements, changes of command, awards ceremonies, roster boards and passport photos. Safety and investigative photography will still be provided. The new PACEN Detachments will maintain studio photography capabilities and still provide CO, XO, CMC, SOY portraits and special program photographic requirements.Photo services going awayStory provided by Southeast Public AffairsThe Fleet Imaging Center (photo lab) located aboard NAS Jacksonville is transitioning to a Fleet Public Affairs Center Detachment (PACEN Dets.) and relocate to Naval Station Mayport (building 2038) before the end of the year. PACEN Detachments will be permanently located at various overseas and CONUS stations, including Naval Station Mayport, providing immediate and comprehensive coverage at critical fleet installations. Dets will focus on the production and distribution of news material and visual information relevant to fleet activities in those respective regions. Locally, the photo services previously provided by the base photo lab in Bldg. 760 will no longer be available. At the present time there is no PACEN Det scheduled for Guantanamo Bay. For more information contact the station Public Affairs Office at 4502 or 4520. Welcome to the first edition of the Legal Assistance Corner Each month, the Legal Assistance Office will be publishing a column, both in the Gazette and the Wire, designed to provide guidance to personnel stationed in Guantanamo Bay on a variety of legal issues they may encounter. Our first edition addresses the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) – formerly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act. This act provides safeguards for the servicemember in civil matters (as opposed to criminal matters) when military duties interfere with normal civilian legal proceedings. While on active duty, servicemembers are protected from negative action in areas where the member’s service may interfere with his ability to meet civilian obligations. Even though you may have heard of this act before, most people are not fully aware of all the tremendous benefits it gives to military members and their dependents. The most commonly known benefit is the 6 percent interest rate limitation on pre-service debts. Servicemembers with credit card debt, an auto loan, school loan, or basically any kind of loan (including mortgages) with an interest rate higher than 6 percent, under the Act, are entitled to have their interest rate reduced to 6 percent. Personnel must have acquired the debt obligation prior to coming on active duty and if asked, must be able to demonstrate that their military service has “materially affected” their ability to pay the debt. In order to benefit from this protection, personnel simply need to notify the creditor that they are on active duty and provide them with a copy of their orders. Upon receiving this information, the creditor will lower the interest rate to the statutory 6 percent and the overall principal balance owed will be based upon this new rate. All amounts previously based on a higher interest rate must be forgiven. The SCRA also allows for a stay or postponement of court proceedings against servicemembers. If you are being sued or are involved as a party in any kind of court proceeding and cannot attend the court proceeding due to your military obligations, the SCRA gives you an automatic stay for a period of not less than 90 days. A stay can be used to stop the action or put it on hold during any phase in the case. The court may stay the action on its own motion and shall stay the action upon application by the servicemember. To stop the case, the court needs a letter from the servicemember and their commanding officer stating that current military duty prevents their appearance and they are not authorized military leave at this time. Some of the other great benefits include; protection against default judgments, protection from eviction, termination of pre-service residential leases, termination of leases during military service, temporary relief from paying mortgages, and termination of auto leases during military service. As you can see, the SCRA can be a big help to military members while they’re deIntroducing the Legal Assistance Corner From the desk of the NLSO SEBy LT Stacey Leonard, Officer In Charge NLSO SE DET GTMO/JTF/GTMO Legal Assistance U.S. Navy Photo


5 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006Fire prevention — Mrs. Kim Smaw’s first grade class at W.T. Sampson Elementary School present a poster, complete with letters written by the students in her class, to the Guantanamo Bay Fire Department on Oct. 17. The students wanted to thank the men in the Fire Department for their assistance during Fire Prevention Week. Assistant Fire Chief Leal and Fireman Belle took the class through a small training session where they learned about the different pieces of fire equipment used when fighting a fire. The big treat for the class was being allowed to get on the Fire Truck and go through the fire cab. As the firemen were leaving the elementary school, they sounded the siren and the fire alert horn for the children.Photo provided by Jay Gilbo, W.T. Sampson Vice PrincipalThe Guantanamo Bay Fire Department joined the rest of the country in recognition of this year's Fire Prevention week. “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat” that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The Fire department conducted a series of events including exhibitions at the elementary school and the Navy Exchange. Fire Prevention Chief, Michael Doran said the weeklong events is an opportunityStory by MC1 Igo Wordu, Naval Station Public Affairs OfficeGTMO commemorates Fire Prevention Weekope plans in case of fire emergency." "From Oct. 8-14, we’ll be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home, and teaching families and kids how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place," said Doran. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, between 1999-2002, there were 114,000 reported home fires associated with cooking equipment on average per year, resulting in an annual 290 deaths and 4,380 injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires. Three in 10 reported home fires start in the kitchen — more than any other place in the home. Two out of three reported home cooking fires start with the range or stove. Electric ranges or stoves have a higher risk of fires, injuries and property damage, compared to gas ranges or stoves, but gas ranges or stoves have a higher risk of fire deaths. The history of National Fire Prevention Week has it roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on Oct. 8, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. The origin of the fire has generated speculation since its occurrence, with the fact and fiction becoming blurred over the years. One popular legend has it that Mrs O’Leary was milking her cow when the animal kicked over a lamp, setting the O’Leary barn on fire and starting the spectacular blaze. How ever the massive fire began, it swiftly took its toll, burning more than 2,000 acres in 27 hours. The city of Chicago quickly rebuilt, however, and within a couple of years residents began celebrating their successful restoration to memorialize the anniversary of the fire with festivities.The history of National Fire Prevention Weekto turn GTMO residents' awareness to fire safety and prevention. "Fire Prevention week gives the fire department another opportunity to reach out to our residents and show them fire safety tips," said Doran. "It is also an opportunity for us to help our community to devel-


6 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006SimmonsPhoto by MC1(SW) Terry MatlockThe fifth annual Guantanamo Bay Navy Exchange Customer Appreciation Day celebration offered residents more than just a great shopping spree. This year there were performances and events involving a very diverse group of artists and athletes. There was music, magic, comedy and heart-felt stories of courage, determination and success all rolled into one long weekend. Along with $12,000 in hourly free give-aways, there were rest and relaxation grand prizes that had soldiers eager to pack their bags. Pvt. Joshua Clark, 189 MP Co., won a trip to Las Vegas; Sgt. Ryan Miller, 189thCo., 2nd Platoon, won a vacation in South Beach, Fla.; Daniel Stokes won a vacation trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.; and Spc. Brian Roche, won a trip to London, England. Perhaps the biggest draw for the NEX Customer Appreciation Day were the prizes, but most anticipated prize was the drawing for the Harley Davidson motorcycle, which went to Spc. Sammy Roman, with the 189th Co. “I actually came out here to buy a mountain bike,” laughed Roman, “but I didn’t find one, so I figured I would stick around for this (raffle drawing).” Roman walked shyly up to the stage to claim his prize, unsure if the bike was truly his.By MC1 Robert Lamb, MC1 Igo Wordu, and MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, Naval Station Public Affairs OfficeNEX Customer Appreciation Day, a little something for everyoneBrig. Gen. Edward Leacock, Deputy Commander, Joint Task ForceGuantanamo; Joe Smow, NEX Manager; and CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA Commanding Officer; all pose behind Army Spc. Sammy Roman, as he sits on his new 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster. The new motorcycle was just one of many prizes awarded during the NEX Customer Appreciation Day activities. “I told the guy in front of me,” ‘What was that name they called?’” Roman said. “I figured it was really me, but I walked up to the stage kind of slow, because I didn’t want to look dumb in case it wasn’t.” Roman has some safety classes to signup for now that he won the motorcycle. “I have no motorcycle license,” he laughed. “So I guess I will get one now. I was in the Marine Corps for four years, and I never saw anything like this.” "Overall, I though it was an excellent event, I though the community responded tremendously, most people on base came out and enjoyed some aspect of it, Whether it was the sales, t-shirts, the magic show, autograph sessions or the prizes. It was a great community event," said Kitty Case, NEX Store Manager. "I believe people that have experienced a Customer Appreciation Day before weren’t disappointed and for those who have never participated in one, weren’t disappointed either. The base resi-'Master P' and 'Lil Romeo' perform together at the Downtown Lyceum on Oct. 13. It was one of the kick-off events of the NEX Customer Appreciation Day. "I feel that I am doing my part in supporting the troops for all the sacrifices they make in order to defend this country,” said ‘Master P.’Photo by MC1 Igo Wordu


7 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 dents were in awe of what was going on. The feedback from the community was overwhelming. The way everybody participated made it what it was meant to be." The grand prize drawings weren’t the only events that brought smiles to individual winners’ faces. Throughout the day, the NEX gave away smaller prizes such as Ipods, digital cameras, and NEX gift cards in varying amounts. Stephen Doherty won a $1,000 NEX gift card, and plans to put it to good use. “All this money is going to be spent on equipment for my boat,” said Doherty. “I think it’s awesome. Winning is always good, but then again I’m a pretty lucky guy,” he laughs. “I was definitely excited.” GTMO residents also got the chance to meet and greet some inspiring athletes from the Olympics, Paralympics, and other top athletic events from around the world. Their success stories were the kind that made the young dream, and the old envious. The military athletes included U.S. Navy Cryptologic Tech-Comedian Jeffrey Ross has a packed Windjammer Ballroom laughing hysterically during his performance Saturday night. nician Interpretive (CTI) Casey Tibbs, who made history in 2004 by becoming the first active-duty military member to complete in a Paralympics Games; U.S. Air Force Capt. James Parker, who was a threetime USA outdoor champion from 2003-2005 for the hammer throw; and U.S. Army Private Cody Nagengast, who recently beat five of the top 10 fencers in the world to win the silver medal at the Fencing World Cup in Vancouver, Canada, and also played a vital role in the USA team’s ninthplace finish, securing a spot for the U.S.’s epee squad in Athens. Laughter and music seem to bring the crowds out in full force, when entertainers arrive in GTMO. This weekend was no exception. Famed rapper/ hip-hop artist, Percy Millar, a.k.a. ‘Master P’ and his son Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., a.k.a. ‘Lil Romeo,’ helped kick-off this year’s NEX Customer Appreciation Day with a concert held at the Downtown Lyceum. The lyceum was packed with fans, mostly teenagers, who came out to see one of their favorite artists perform. The New Orleans native thanked the crowd, saying it was an honor for him and his son to visit and perform for service members and their families in GTMO. “I feel that I am doing my part in supporting the troop for all the sacrifices they make in order to defend this country,” said ‘Master P.’ The artists signed autographs and took pictures with fans at the end of the concert. They also held an autograph-signing session at the NEX the following day. "Up until last year, GTMO was the only base to hold a Customer Appreciation Day,. This year Naples, Italy, copied what happened here, said Case.Ryan Oaks performs a magic trick in the NEX Atrium. He has shows all over the U.S., including Las Vegas and at the White House. With a little extra muscle, Navy Exchange employees were the winners of the Humvee pull, held in front of the NEX on Oct. 14.SimmonsPhoto by MC1(SW) Terry MatlockSimmonsPhoto by MC1Bob LambSimmonsPhoto by MC1(SW) Terry Matlock


8 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006in the South, I’ve always watched NASCAR racing, and still do to this day,” said McClinton. “I thought the race was wonderful. This was a chance of a lifetime, to say that I raced against, and was winning against, two NASCAR drivers, for just a few laps.” It wasn’t the 1.5-mile oval track near Charlotte and it wasn’t racing at 180 miles an hour, but the thrill and the competition was all the drivers needed. They all strapped into their seats, and the race began. McClinton lead the first couple of laps as Joe and Ashton got familiar with the handling of the cars. “I thought I did well, however they started to gang up on me. They started drafting with each other and that’s how Joe and Ashton got pass me,” added McClinton. “It’s amazing how things can change so quickly,” said Nemechek. “One minute you’re running in mid pack and the next minute you’re back on the lead lap, running fourth.” He was referring to how he finished Saturday night’s race, but maybe it’s better advice for Chief McClinton for the next time he thinks he can race with the big boys.Continued from page 1GTMO Sailor is thrilled ...It’s that time of year again when Uncle Sam comes to us as Federal Employees and asks for our charitable donations. I’m excited to serve a second year as GTMO’s Combined Federal Campaign Community/Area Project Officer. Over the course of the last 12 months, I’ve become intimately familiar with the special sense of community most, if not all, of us share as GTMO residents. I sincerely enjoy waving to no less than four friends almost each and every time I motor down Sherman Ave. A friend of mine, who once worked “behind the wire”, and is now deployed on the USS Stennis, told me the other day; no less than 20 people have approached her to share GTMO stories. It’s obvious; the GTMO bond endures even thousands of miles from here, on a flat top, somewhere in the big blue sea. Last year, I oriented the campaign around a central theme of “No Man is an Island,” borrowed from the writings of English Poet John Donne. This year, and given the state of politics we’re currently immersed in, I feel strongly about an “American Way” theme. I know many of us have taken pause of late to ponder what it means to be a citizen of the United States and examine our own definition of “American Way.” Many of us are torn between defending the fundamental freedoms and human rights we cherish so deeply and protecting our families from terrorism. It’s not an easy path to divine. Giving to charity, however, is an easy choice to make. We, as U.S citizens, have a proud history of helping those in need. There’s nothing closer to our near-innate sense of “The American Way” than giving to those less fortunate or helping a cause we hold dear to our hearts. So, I ask each one of you, who’ll be handed a pledge card this year, to not only give generously, but also capitalize on the opportunity to reflect on what “The American Way” means to you. For how else can we prevail against those who attack it, unless we strengthen it every day in our words and our deeds?By NDC(DSW) Jose Castilla III, 2006 CFC-O Community/ Area Project OfficerThe American way Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen, signs his Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) pledge card in his office at the Pentagon. Everyone received via door-to-door delivery, an opportunity to complete a housing survey. Your opinions matter and will be used to determine what areas we are doing well in and in what areas we could improve to better serve your needs. Please complete and return your survey in the return envelope provided. Your response is 100% confidential. Don’t forget to complete and return your housing satisfaction surveys by Nov. 7.Your opinion counts! Thank you for your cooperation.Don't forget to complete and return housing survey Photo by MCC Johnny Bivera


9 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006Ombudsman 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.milWorship ServicesNew Jazzercise class open, onsite childcare availableStory provided by Teri Key, MWR Fitness InstructorA new Jazzercise dance-fitness class opened in GTMO, beginning Oct. 10. Jazzercise instructor Teri Key has added the class to accommodate new participants and to provide current participants with a greater choice of convenient class times. The new class will take place at Youth Center Gym from 5:30 6:30 p.m., and on-site childcare will be provided for ages infant and up, $1.50 per child. “I’m excited about the growth of Jazzercise locally,” said Key. “Jazzercise offers a unique blend of fitness and jazz dance that GTMO residents, both men and women, have discovered is a lot of fun.” The new class will just make it easier for participants to enjoy a workout where and when it’s convenient for them. Plus, providing onsite childcare has been a longtime request of local residents. Now, there is almost no excuse for not coming out and giving 100 percent to your exercise routine. The 60-minute Jazzercise class includes a warm-up, highenergy aerobic routines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. Alternative formats include Cardio Quick, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 a.m. at the Marine Hill Fitness Center and Junior Jazzer-cise, a free children’s class available at the Youth Center to all GTMO youth ages 5-12 years on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30p.m. Now celebrating its 37th year, Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world’s leading dance-fitness program. With more than 6,300 instructors teaching 20,000 classes weekly worldwide, the comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility has helped millions of people of all ages and fitness levels reap the benefits of exercise and improve well-being. Teri Key has been an instructor in the GTMO area for the past year. For more class information, call 77017 or email at Jazzforme@hotmail.com. Holiday 'Rotator 'ScheduleHoliday leave periods and 'Rotator' flight schedule for the upcoming holiday period.Leave Periods: Nov. 18 Dec. 2; Dec. 2 16; Dec. 16 30; Dec. 30 Jan. 13 Rotator Schedule: Nov. 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25; Dec. 2, 5, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30; Jan. 2, 6, 9, 13, 20, 23, 27 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


Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 10 DramaCast: Nicholas Cage, Michael Pena, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria BelloStoryline: True story of Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, two Port Authority police officers who rushed into the burning World Trade Center on 9/11 to help rescue people, but became trapped themselves when the tower collapsed. A race against time ensued to free them before their air ran out.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 Oct. 20 Zoom 8 p.m., PG, 88 min. The Decent 10 p.m., R, 99 min. Saturday Oct. 21 Material Girls 8 p.m., PG, 99 min. The Departed 10 p.m., R, 114 min. Sunday Oct. 22 Beerfest 8 p.m., R, 112 min. Monday Oct. 23 World Trade Center 8 p.m., PG-13, 117 min. T uesday Oct. 24 The Departed 8 p.m., R, 114 min. W ednesday Oct. 25 Beerfest 8 p.m., R, 112 min. Thursday Oct. 26 Step Up 8 p.m., PG-13, 103 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Oct. 23, 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, “Aristocats,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, “Alex and Emma,” begins at 8 p.m. Liber ty Activities Tue., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Chess Tournament. Wed., Oct. 25, 7 p.m., PS2 Madden Challenge. Thurs., Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Night Fishing. Meet at Marina. Fri, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., PS2 Madden Challenge. FMI call 2010 or 77421. Fall Sailing Regatta Oct. 28, 10 a.m., Sailing Center. Please register in advance. On-site registration, 9 a.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. FMI call 2345. Halloween 'T rick or T r eat' Oct. 31, sunset 8 p.m., in all housing areas. Fall/Christmas Craft Fair Nov.4, 8 a.m.1 p.m., Register for tables at the Ceramic Shop. $10 per table. FMI call 74795. Irish Pub Band Nov. 11, 8 p.m., at the Tiki Bar. FMI call 75868. Home Depot T rade and T ool Show Nov. 18, begins at 9 a.m.in the Windjammer Ballroom. FMI call 74795. Marblehead Lanes T urkey Shoot Nov. 18, 6 p.m.. Entry fee $7.50. $3 per ticket. One turkey per winner. Trade-up special. FMI call 75868. Sunday Night Football Sundays, 1 p.m. midnight, Acey Duecey Club, DJ Bernard. FMI call 75868.World Trade Center The Departed Action/Adventure, DramaCast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Jack NicholsonStoryline: The state police force is waging war on organized crime in South Boston. Undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by Costello (Jack Nicholson). Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer, gaining a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. When it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there’s a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy.


will be presented by the W.T. Sampson Elementary School PTO, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at the Wind-jammer Ballroom. The Dinner-Theater will be a “one night only” presentation with limited seating. The show begins at 8 p.m. A southern style dinner buffet will be served. Limited to mature audiences. Last day to purchase tickets is Oct. 30. For tickets call 77365. (1) The Guantanamo Bay Yacht Club, will hold its monthly meeting, Oct. 21, at the Sailing Center for lunch and an afternoon of sailing. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month. FMI call 3951 or 77691. (1) The USNH Patient Accounts Office has new hours. Effective Oct. 30. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m.6 p.m. Closed on all federal holidays. (1) Gold Hill, Seaside, and Leeward Galleys will have an German-style, Octoberfest menu Oct. 30, 4:30 6:30 p.m., $3.55 per person. (2) Used refrigerator or freezer. Potted palm or coconut trees. FMI call 77828. (1) Will pay cash for fishing/pontoon boat. FMI call 7977 or 2129. (2) 'Remembrance' bracelet found at Windmill Beach. Call to identify. FMI call 75666. Oct. 21 — West Bargo, #45B, 7 a.m. noon. Oct. 21 — Villamar, #11B, 7 11 a.m. Oct. 21 — Caravella Point, #2B, 8 a.m. noon. bakery store worker. Please submit application in person to Courtney Jackson, Commissary Manager, at the NEX. Position closes Oct. 24. FMI call 4134. (2) The Fleet and Family Support Center presents "Basic Word Processing for the Workplace," Nov. 17, 9 10:30 a.m. FMI call 4141. (2) The gym is looking for soccer officials. This will be a paid position. FMI Karissa Sandstrom 77262 or sandstromka@usn b gtmo.navy.mil Season begins Oct. 23, so inquire today. (1) The Fleet and Family Support Center will offer a "Home Buying Class," Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m., Bldg. 2135. Topics include: renting vs. buy-ing, mortgage loans, closing and pre-paid costs, types of mort-gages, realtors, homeowner's insurance, and VA home loans. There will also be a "Stress Man-agement' class, Nov.9, 9 -11 a.m. FMI or registration call 4141. (1) Sexual Assault Victim Advocates(SAVI) must attend a refresher training, Nov. 9, 1 -2 p.m., at the FFSC Training Room to maintain VA Advocate status. FMI call 4141. (1) Navy Beach Ball buses will run Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 6 p.m. The bus routes are as follows: Route 1: Camp America, TK/JAS, Downtown Lyceum, Ferry Land-ing. Route 2: Windward Loop, Marine Hill, Deer Point, Downtown Lyceum, Ferry Landing. The buses will make stops every 30 minutes. FMI call 2351. (1) "An Evening With Mark Twain"11 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 Public notice of JCAHO SurveyThe Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Navy Medical Inspector General (MEDINSGEN) will conduct a joint accreditation survey of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, form Oct. 24 -26, 2006. The purpose of this survey will be to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission and United Sates Navy standards. The survey results will be used to determined whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to the organization. Patients and staff members may contact a JCAHO surveyor during this survey and request a public information interview. They will be located on the second deck of the hospital in the PI Conference Room (Room H297C) and can be contacted by dialing 72267. You may contact JCAHO prior to the survey by dialing 1-800-994-6610. Concerns may also be brought to the attention of the MEDINSGEN by calling the MEDINGSEN Hotline at 1-800-637-6175, DSN 295-9010 or via e-mail at medig-hotline@ us.med.navy.mil.(2) JVC 24 in., 5-CD changer, furniture, queen size mattress w/box spring. FMI call 77023 or 84716. (2) 2 in-1 sofa/queen bed, good condition, $100. FMI call Amil at 78116. (2) Washer and dryer set, $400. FMI call 79499 AWH. (2) Apple Ipod, video capability, 60 GB, black, head phones, USB cable, software, excellent condi-tion, $350. FMI call Saul at 79490. (2) Toddler bed w/mattress, lightcolored pine, $70; "Crib for Life" w/ mattress, $70; daybed without mattress, $80; marble/slate pool table, $300. FMI call 77580. (2) Sirius satellite radio, like new, $150; HP Ipaq PDA, $150. FMI call 90196 or 75778. (1) Sony Vaio laptop, Pentium 4 processor, 2.4 GHZ, 40 GB hard drive, 512 MB of Ram, $600. FMI call 78092 AWH. (1) Medya Tiffany ceiling lamp, stained glass fruit design, large, $175. FMI call 2986 AWH. (1) Chaise lounge w/pillows, great condition, $150; Microwave, like new, $15. FMI call 77912 AWH. (1) Diving computer, Oceanic ProPlus 2, quick disconnect, com-pass, CD and USB cord for down-loads, like new, $650. FMI call 3771 DWH or 78617 AWH. (1) Girl's 5-piece twin bedroom set, light oak, like new, includes mattresses, $550. FMI call 84553 or 75512. (1) Various potted flowers. FMI call 77085. (1) Plants for sale. FMI call 2986. (1) Bowflex w/ leg extension attachment, like new, $700 OBO. FMI call 77974 AWH. (1) Underwater photos, sizes 4 x 6 to 20 x 24, some framed, some matted, make great souvenirs or greeting cards. FMI call 77974 AWH. (2) 2003 Yukon Denali, 26K miles, Kelly Blue Book market value, $29,900. FMI call 77828. (2) 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 4WD Quadra Drive, fully loaded w/10-CD changer, $18,500. FMI call 84153 or 4210. (1) 1988 Dodge Ram 350 pick-up, good condition, $2,600 OBO. FMI call 84153 or 4210. (1) 1986 Ford F150, $2,000 OBO. FMI call 9839 DWH or 78650 AWH. (1) 2002 Honda Accord EX, leather, power windows, CD changer, Sir-ius satellite radio w/home unit. $14,500. FMI call 77062. (1) 2002 Saturn, 32K, excellent condition, $11,500 OBO. FMI call 84553 or 75512. (1) 1980 Toyota Corrola, $1,200. FMI call 4994 DWH or 77457 AWH. (1) 1991 Chriscraft speed boat, 4 cylinder, OMC engine, $4,200 OBO. FMI call 78653 or 84595. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacan-cies: Secretary GS-0318-03/04/05, closes Oct. 24; Medical Records Technician, closes Oct. 24; Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29; FMI call 4441. (1) W.T. Sampson has the fol-lowing positions available: Edu-cational Aide, GS-03/04, closes Dec. 31; Substitute Teacher, con-tinuous; parttime Office Applications can be picked up and submitted to the W.T. Sampson High School Main Office. FMI call Ramonia at 3500. (1) The NEX Commissary has one full-time position open for a deli/ GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale Bryan and Kelly Ard announce the birth of their son, Caleb Zarek Ard, on Sept. 29, 2006.Birth Announcement Yard Sales Wanted Announcements Vehicles/Boats Employment Lost or Found


12 Friday, Oct. 20, 2006GTMO happenings Photo by Diana Taylor-EdwardsFire Prevention Week — A fire fighter from the GTMO Fire Department shows some firefighting equipments to W.T. Sampson Elementary School. The fire fighters visited the school Oct. 13. Halloween Night: Children may 'Trick or Treat' in local housing areas on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from sunset 8 p.m. Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonHappy birthday, U.S. Navy — NAVSTA Executive Officer, CDR Sylvester Moore, and former XO, CDR Jeff Hayhurst, stand with PENTAD employees, preparing to cut the commemorative 2006 Navy Birthday cake, on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Gold Hill Galley. The Navy Birthday Ball tonight at 6 p.m., at the Windjammer Ballroom. The NavyBeach Ball is Saturday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., at Ferry Landing Beach. Gold medal re-enlistment — Rulon Gardner, 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medalist, assists with the re-enlistment of MA2 Cole D. Schulz on Oct. 13, at the Bayview Patio. LT Robert Thompson, Security Officer was the officiating officer. Schulz ,a former highschool wrestler, asked if Gardner, visiting for NEX Customer Appreciation Day, could participate.Photo by MA3 Joe Bourdon Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonThree at a time — In one of his last official acts, CDR Jeff Hayhurst, former NAVSTA Executive Officer, re-enlists, not one, not two, but three Chief Petty Officers back into the Navy on Oct. 14 at the NAVSTA Weapons Dept. compound. The three re-enlisting CPOs are GMC(SW) Raymond Morales, GMC(SW/AW) Joseph Thomason, and GMC(SW) Joshua Tolleson.