Guantánamo Bay gazette
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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: October 27, 2006
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Simmons Gilbort Remember to turn the clocks back on Oct. 29 to Daylight Standard Time Vol. 63 No. 43 Friday, Oct. 27, 2006GTMO celebrates Navy's birthday in styleStory by Stacey Byington and MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, NAVSTA Public AffairsContinued on page 5Photo by MC1(SW) Terry MatlockMrs. Mandy Wright; RDML Harry Harris Jr., Commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo; Mrs. Paula Leary; CAPT Mark Leary, Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay; Brig. Gen. Edward Leacock, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force-Guantanamo; and CAPT Ronald Sollock, Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, raise their glasses to toast the U.S. Navy's 231st birthday.Photo by Stacey ByingtonFor the second year in a row, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay celebrated the U.S. Navy birthday with not one, but two birthday bashes. The first, a traditional formal birthday ball, commemorating the 231st anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy, was held Oct. 20, at the Windjammer Club ballroom. The informal beach party was held Oct. 21, at Ferry Landing. The formal ball was packed full of all the ceremony included in a traditional Navy Ball, including side boys rendering honors to the official party, the U.S. Naval Hospital color guard, the National Anthem, Missing Man honors, a re-enlistment, a guest speaker, the traditional toasts, and the cutting of the birthday cake. RDML Harry Harris Jr., Commander, Joint Task Force (JTF)-Guantanamo was the evening’s guest speaker. He compared the Global War on Terrorism to the Revolutionary War, from which the need for a strong navy was born, and he referred to the writings of Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War author who wrote “Common Sense,” and whose essays inspired George Washington. “The Global War on Terrorism is the Revolutionary War of our age,” said Harris. “I have been blessed to serve with Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who know the meaning of honor, courage and commitment.” HM2(FMF) Dawn Marie Carroll chose the formal Navy ball as the stage for her final re-enlistment in the Navy. CDR Jeffrey Hayhurst, former NAVSTA Executive Officer, was the officiating officer. “I have so many friends around the base, that this was the one place that I figured everyone could get to, and be there to celebrate this special day with me,” said Carroll. Another tradition upheld at the formal Navy Ball was the selection of the oldest and youngest active duty members present whose official duty was to cut the traditional birthday cake. The youngest sailorMASN Steele Edwards and U.S. Army Col. James Vandegrift cut the ceremonial birthday cake.


2 Friday, Oct. 27, 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. 43The Navy is making available to spouses and families a Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) Web portal similar to those used by Sailors for sharing information and resources. This new resource began testing in early September, and is now online for all NKO users. Through the new Family Community of Practice, family members will find information on everything from education to child care to housing. They can start and follow discussion threads and even use an instant messenger program to chat directly with members of their community, deployed family members or anyone with a NKO account. “We felt it would be helpful to gather the basic information into one place,” said Kip Route, a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) ombudsmen-at-large, who worked with the staffs at NKO and FamilyLine to bring the portal to life. “We are trying to contribute to what the CNO refers to as ‘continuous readiness.’ When families are prepared, Sailors can deploy around the world with a clear mind.” Since its founding, NKO has given Sailors the opportunity to connect with others in their specific fields. These CommunitiesFrom Naval Education and Training Command Public AffairsNKO offers online community for familiesof Practice (COP) offer careertargeted links, making it easier for Sailors to get the information they need faster, without wading through the vast amount of information available throughout NKO. Because families also have access to the Navy’s portal, officials felt putting it all together there made sense. And the effort required an extraordinary level of teamwork between Navy ombudsmen, FamilyLine and Navy Knowledge Online. Creating the portal was not difficult, according to NKO Program Manager Peg David. “Teamwork is what made this happen so quickly,” she said. “Hopefully, family members will find information worth their while, and communicate with other family members using the chat or threaded discussions features.” The process was completed in less than two months. Much of the information had already been gathered by the members of Naval Services FamilyLine, a 41-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the spouses of sea service members. Even though the Family Community of Practice offers instant access to a wealth of information via the Internet, Route says the portal could never replace local command ombudsmen. “Ombudsmen are the critical communication links between family members and the command. The site even says that everyone should know their ombudsman. Additionally, ombudsmen strive to make sure spouses in a command know the resources available to them. This site is one of those great resources,” said Route. To get to the Family Community of Practice on NKO, after signing in, click the “public communities and learning centers” link on the left of your home page. At the next prompt, type “family” into the search box marked “find a community page” and click enter. Next, click on the “Family Support” add link. This will add Family Support to your communities, and will show up each time people log in to NKO. Once in the community, families can read and navigate through the introduction, checklists, discussions, feedback and other available areas.Families and friends watch on the pier as the Nimitzclass aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) gets underway in support of the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces.Photo by MC2 Joshua Glassburn CorrectionThe Guantanamo Bay Gazette takes mistakes seriously. All mistakes of fact will be corrected as soon as possible. Due to a reporter's error in the Oct. 20 edition, Angelo Ceneto was misidentified. The Gazette staff apologizes for the error. From the SJABy LCDR Matthew Beran, OIC. RLSO DetHalloween costumes must be appropriate to a military installation and in accordance with generally agreed upon standards of good taste. Persons exhibiting cos-Halloween costumestumes that fall below such standards will be sent home by Naval Station authorities. 'Trick-or-treating' is permitted in Guantanamo Bay housing areas on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from sunset to 8 p.m.


3 Friday, Oct. 27, 2006Twice a year, sailors participate in a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA). Some will prepare months in advance, some will prepare weeks in advance, and some will prepare only days before the actual fitness test. QM1 Christopher Johnson, leading petty officer, NAVSTA Port Services, knows even the most prepared person may have problems passing the PFA. “There is a big difference between health and fitness,” said Johnson. “You can be fit, and still not be in standards, and miss weigh-ins.” Johnson is a participant of the command Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP), and his goal is to use the program to ensure he would be within body composition standards. FEP is for those who do not meet the Navy’s Physical Readiness standards or are on the borderline for failing some portion of the test, whether it be the Physical Readiness Test or the Body Composition Just another lap to go — Seamus McCarthy, 6th grade, has a good rhythm as he competes against other students in the W.T. Sampson Elementary School Fall Swim Meet, Oct. 21, at the Marine Hill Pool.Photo by Harriot JohnstonAnalysis. “FEP keeps me on a regular schedule,” replied Johnson. “I passed it (the PFA) this time, and I can’t remember when I was under 20 percent body fat.” Sailors at NAVSTA GTMO placed on FEP, are required to work out three times a week with a group led by numerous assistant command fitness leaders. “We combine flexibility, muscular endurance and cardiovascular exercise into one program,” said NDC(DSW) Jose Castilla, NAVSTA command fitness leader. “I like the fact that it’s group PT (physical training),” said Johnson. “It is more motivating for me to work out with others.” PFA participants are given a choice of swimming or running. Both are acceptable ways to pass, if each is completed within the allotted time. Mock PFAs are done once a month to test the success of the program. Although most may be focused on the immediate satisfaction they get from completing the PFA successfully, or losing those few unwanted pounds, Johnson’s focus is on the future. “I’m not looking short term,” said Johnson. “Of course, I want to be able to pass the PFA, but I also want to be able to function and continue to be active in my later years.” "No one wants to be out of standards,” said Castilla. “But if you are, this program can Weight continues to fall in GTMO's Biggest Loser fightStory by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficePFA scores improved due to FEP program6 weeks gone and 6 weeks left to go.Twenty-five teams are currently participating in MWR's Biggest Loser Contest. The total weight loss after week one was 253.8 lbs. After six weeks, the total weight loss has risen to 799.7 lbs. and counting. Teams who have made great strides in their weight loss campaign after six weeks are: 'Cafe' Con Leche' (90.3 lbs. lost); 'Chakalate Lovers' (48.1 lbs. lost) and 'Mission Thin Possible' (34.4 lbs. lost). pay off two-fold; first it really helps the vast majority of those who participate to improve their overall health and PFA scores. Secondly, sailors are able to recover from looming administrative actions, up to and including administrative separation from the Navy. "I’ve seen many sailors lose weight, improve their endurance, become stronger, and even save themselves from being administratively separated. We push sailors hard, but it’s worth it in the end.”Photo by MC1 Robert LambCE1 Daniel Philbert conducts the push-up portion of the Fall Physical Readiness Test on Oct. 26.


4 Friday, Oct. 27, 2006Worship 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.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 Sailor of the Week"I was surprised, I wasn’t expecting it," said MASN Jacqueline Helinski, Base Security. "I think commands look for somebody who goes above and beyond every day. Someone who is there when their co-workers need them. Having job knowledge and being proficient at performing tasks is also key."MASN Jacqueline Helinski, Base SecurityYard of the Quarter — Mrs. Angelia Motes is congratulated by CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA Commanding Officer, and Rudy Sammons, Housing Director, after her home was selected as one of the winners for 'Yard of the Quarter.' Jeffery and Angelia Motes reside in Caribbean Circle with their three children. Photo provided by Roberta Stanley Birth Announcement Mindy Lee-Marie Joseph and George Lee announce the birth of their daughter Aiyana Jordyn Lee, on Oct. 11.


5 Friday, Oct. 27, 2006GTMO celebrates Navy birthday in style ...Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonEd and Sandy Wilson dance all night long at the Navy Beach Ball, Oct. 14, at Ferry Landing Beach.Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon Ruby Baker, accompanied by the Rudy Baker Band, belts out a variety of different types of music at the Navy Beach Ball, Oct. 14. The band also provided the entertainment during the formal Navy Ball, Friday night. Continued from page 1was MASN Steele Edwards, with the NAVSTA Security Department. The oldest active duty member present was U.S. Army Col. James Vandegrift, who is the JTF liaison with the Office of Military Commissions. GTMO residents interested in celebrating the Navy’s birthday without the pomp and circumstance of the Navy’s formal ball came out to enjoy the Navy Beach Ball. “It’s a nice event for junior personnel to unwind, listen to some good music, eat some good food, and celebrate the Navy’s birthday as it should be,” said AT1(AW/ SW) Matthew Murcin, Navy Ball committee chairman. Against the setting sun, attendees listened to the sounds of the “Ruby Baker Band,’ whose musical selections ranged from R& B to Sinatra. The band also provided the musical entertainment at the formal ball the night before. “I came out tonight because I wanted to support the Navy’s birthday,” said MCSA Kellie Bliss. “The band is great, and for the people who didn’t show, they really missed out.” The menu included sliced barbecue sandwiches, corn on the cob, and potato salad, and participants filled their stomachs during breaks from the dance floor. “The food was really awesome,’ added Bliss. “I really liked the roast barbecue sandwiches.” This casual fun is just what the Navy Ball committee members had in mind for the GTMO community. “We tried to offer variety for everyone,” said MA2 Kate Saxton, Navy Ball committee co-chair. “For those who didn’t want to attend the formal ball, we wanted to provide a great place for them to enjoy an informal event too." As at so many GTMO events, MWR played an integral part in helping make committee’s vision become a reality. “You can’t throw an event like this without thanking Craig Basel, Eric Nikkel, and the entire MWR staff,” said Murcin. “I also want to thank this year’s Navy Ball Committee members. We had a smaller group this year, but they were a very dedicated group. Both the formal and the informal balls, were great.”MCSA Kellie Bliss, a newcomer to the Navy and the staff of the Naval Media Center, places an empty chair signifying the 'Missing Man,' during a tribute to those who are not at the celebration because they have been left behind, and to honor their sacrifice. The 'Missing Man Table' is a traditional setting at formal military events and military dining facilities.Photo by MC1(SW) Terry Matlock


Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 6Do 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. 27 How to Eat Fried Worms 8 p.m., PG, 84 min. Idlewild 10 p.m., R, 121 min. Saturday Oct. 28 Invincible 8 p.m., PG, 104 min. Beerfest 10 p.m., R, 112 min. Sunday Oct. 29 Snakes on a Plane 8 p.m., R, 106 min. Monday Oct. 30 The Departed 8 p.m., PG-13, 114 min. T uesday Oct. 31 Idlewild 8 p.m., R, 121 min. W ednesday Nov 1 Invincible 8 p.m., PG, 104 min. Thursday Nov 2 Material Girls 8 p.m., PG, 99 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Oct. 30, 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, “Barnyard,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, “Brown Sugar,” begins at 8 p.m. Liber ty Activities. Fri. Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Kayak Race. Meet at Marina. Sat. Oct. 29, 10 a.m., Dodgeball tournament, base gym. Sun. Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Texas Hold'em, Marine Hill. Sun. Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Halloween Party, Marine Hill. FMI call 77421. Fall Sailing Regatta Oct. 28, 10 a.m., Sailing Center. Register in advance. On-site registration, 9 a.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. FMI call 2345. Fall 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. Tiki Bar. FMI call 76504. Family Aquatics Day Nov. 18, 10 a.m.. Windjammer Pool. Activities include basketball, volleyball, floats and more. Food and beverages provided. FMI call 77262 or 77084. Chickahominy T ribal Dancers Nov.19, 7 p.m., Downtown Lyceum; Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Club Survivor. FMI call 4490. 'Across the Bay' Swim Nov. 23, 6:30 a.m. Phillips Park Dive Pier. Register at Base gym. FMI call 77084 or 77262.How to Eat Fried WormsComedy, Kids/FamilyCast: Luke Benward, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Austin Rogers, Kimberly WilliamsStoryline: Mitch and Helen Forrester are moving to a new town which means a new elementary school for their son Billy, where everybody likes to pick on the new kid. When the school bully Joe and his band of followers put worms in Billy’s lunch, Billy surprises them by standing up to them and embarrassing Joe. When the adventure finally ends, all of the kids learn the true meaning of friendship and bravery, as well as the difficulties and importance of doing the right thing.Drama, MusicalCast: Andre 'Andre 3000' Benjamin, Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton, Faizon Love, Paula Jai Parker, Paula PattonStoryline: Set against the backdrop of a 1930s southern speakeasy, Percival, a shy piano player, and Rooster, the club’s showy lead performer and manager, struggle to keep their dreams alive.Idlewild


GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper(2) Sony Vaio laptop, Pentium 4 processor, 2.4 GHZ, 40 GB hard drive, 512 MB of Ram, $600. FMI call 78092 AWH. (2) Medya Tiffany ceiling lamp, stained glass fruit design, large, $175. FMI call 2986 AWH. (2) Chaise lounge w/pillows, great condition, $150; Microwave, like new, $15. FMI call 77912 AWH. (2) Diving computer, Oceanic ProPlus 2, quick disconnect, compass, CD and USB cord for downloads, like new, $650. FMI call 3771 DWH or 78617 AWH. (2) Girl's 5-piece twin bedroom set, light oak, like new, includes mattresses, $550. FMI call 84553 or 75512. (2) Various potted flowers. FMI call 77085. (2) Bowflex w/ leg extension attachment, like new, $700 OBO. FMI call 77974 AWH. (2) Underwater photos, sizes 4 x 6 to 20 x 24, some framed, some matted, make great souvenirs or greeting cards. FMI call 77974 AWH. (1) Nordic track CX 825 Elliptical &50; Total Gym 1500, $140; Ab Lounge, $75; Iron and glass round dining table, $100. FMI call 77345 AWH. (1) Multi-game table, foosball, pool, $150; 2 antique German chairs, stripped, carved, $200 OBO; twin bed w/shelf headboard, includes mattresses, $100; Performance Series double baby jogger, lightweight, folds down, $150. FMI call 75815. (1) IPAQ Pocket PC 2115 w/case, original software, needs new side grips, $200 OBO; DBT-120 USB Bluetooth Adapter, original software, $20; HYM7V651601 128 MEG PC, 100 MHZ RAM memory card, $20. FMI call 3428 DWH or 77116 AWH. (1) Stackable washer and dryer, $50; wall locker, $20; office rolling chair, $25, wing back chairs, $25; small refrigerator, $35. FMI call 4063 DWH. (1) Men's long Drover's coat, zipout insulate lining, great for motorcycle/horseback riding, XL, $200. FMI call 75666 AWH. (1) 20-in. JVC flat screen TV, $150; Panasonic CD stereo, $100; RH golf clubs, $65. FMI call 77895. (2) 1988 Dodge Ram 350 pick-up, good condition, $2,600 OBO. FMI call 84153 or 4210. (2) 1986 Ford F150, $2,000 OBO. FMI call 9839 DWH or 78650 AWH. (2) 2002 Honda Accord EX, leather, power windows, CD changer, Sirius satellite radio w/ home unit. $14,500. FMI call 77062. (2) 2002 Saturn, 32K, excellent condition, $11,500 OBO. FMI call 84553 or 75512. (2) 1980 Toyota Corrola, $1,200. FMI call 4994 DWH or 77457 AWH. (2) 1991 Chriscraft speed boat, 4 cylinder, OMC engine, $4,200 OBO. FMI call 78653 or 84595. (1) 2000 Buick Century, AC, power locks, windows, CD, $9,000. FMI call 4063 DWH. (1) 1995 Jeep Wrangler, 5-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel drive, white, bikini top and dust cover, Audiobahn stereo, 4 Sony7 Friday, Oct. 27, 2006Xplode 6 x 9 speakers. FMI call Todd 77871 or 79556. (1) 1995 Chrysler Concorde V6, AC, CD, power locks, steering, and windows, $3,700. FMI call 78092. (1) 2000 Chevy Silverado, 79K, $9,500 OBO. FMI call 3632 or 77836. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Office Automation Asst., GS-0326-05, closes Nov. 2; Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29; FMI call 4441. (2) W.T. Sampson has the following positions available: Educational Aide, GS-03/04, closes Dec. 31; Substitute Teacher, continuous; part-time Office Applications can be picked up and submitted to the W.T. Sampson High School Main Office. FMI call Ramonia at 3500. (2) The Fleet and Family Support Center will offer a "Home Buying Class," Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m., Bldg. 2135. Topics include: renting vs. buying, mortgage loans, closing and pre-paid costs, types of mortgages, realtors, homeowner's insurance, and VA home loans. There will also be a "Stress Management' class, Nov.9, 9 -11 a.m. FMI or registration call 4141. (2) Sexual Assault Victim Advocates (SAVI) must attend refresher training, Nov. 9, 1 -2 p.m., at the FFSC training room to maintain VA Advocate status. FMI call 4141. (2) An Evening With Mark Twain will be presented by the W.T. Sampson Elementary School PTO, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at the Windjammer 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. (2) The USNH Patient Accounts Office has new hours. Effective Oct. 30. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m.2 p.m. Closed on all federal holidays. (2) Goldhill, Seaside, and Leeward Galleys will have an German-style, Octoberfest menu Oct. 30, 4:30 6:30 p.m. (1) Just wanted to say, "Shannon, we love you very much and are very proud of you. Happy holidays and Happy Birthday. We love you, Your family, Katie (Bug), Jamie (Doodles), and Jimmy (PCH). (1) The Jamaican Independence Day Committee is seeking volunteers from the GTMO community for fund-raising activities for the Jamaican Independence Day 2007. Also, those who signed up for a copy of this year’s JID Video. The DVD it has been edited and will be available within the next two weeks. This will be on two (2) DVD box set, price to be set. FMI call Benny at 75040 or Avery at 77885 or email keanegg @usnbgtmo.navy.mil. (1) The PTO will hold a Fall Festival, Oct. 28, 10 a.m., at the W.T. Sampson Elementary School gym. FMI call 3664. (1) The Guantanamo Spouses's Club will hold a general meeting, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. at 1101 Deer Point. Please bring an appetizer to share. There will be prizes for Bunco winners. FMI call 77799. (1) Treasures and Trivia will have a 'Bag Sale' Oct. 28, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. FMI call 74860. (1) Will pay cash for fishing/ pontoon boat. FMI call 77977 or 2129. (1) Looking for a Century Fold-nGo playpen w/bassinet. FMI call Rhea at 77169. Oct. 28 — Center Bargo, #1217, 7 11 a.m. Oct. 28 — Granadillo Point, #13D, 8 11 a.m. For Sale Vehicles/Boats Announcements Wanted Yard Sales Employment MWR presents a MWR presents a MWR presents a MWR presents a MWR presents a Halloween Party Halloween Party Halloween Party Halloween Party Halloween Party and showing of and showing of and showing of and showing of and showing of 'The Rocky Horror 'The Rocky Horror 'The Rocky Horror 'The Rocky Horror 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' at Picture Show' at Picture Show' at Picture Show' at Picture Show' at the Bayview Club, the Bayview Club, the Bayview Club, the Bayview Club, the Bayview Club, Saturday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, for SAM parcels; Dec. 1, for first class letters/cards; and Dec. 4, for priority parcels.Holiday Mail Deadlines


8 Friday, Oct. 27, 2006GTMO happenings Photo provided by Karissa SandstromFlag football — Team 'Lockdown' poses with thier team trophy after triumphing as the 2006 MWR Flag Football League first-place winners.Final round — CDR Hayhurst tees-off on the ninth hole of the Yatera Seca Golf Course as friends, colleagues and golf enthusiasts came out for one final round of golf with former NAVSTA ExecutivePhoto by MC1Bob Lamb Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonMeritorious service — CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA Commanding Officer, presents CDR Jeff Hayhurst, former NAVSTA executive officer, with a Meritorious Service Medal. The Meritorious Service Medal is a senior level military decoration presented to denote acts of non-combat meritorious service worthy of recognition. Photo by MC1(SW) Terry Matlock British visit — Royal Fleet Auxiliary(RFA) ship 'Wave Ruler,' a British fast fleet tanker enters Guantanamo Bay for refueling and supplies on Oct. 17. Officer on Oct. 19. Brig. Gen. Edward Leacock, Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo was Hayhurst's partner during his final round of golf at GTMO.