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Simmons Gilbort Vol. 63 No. 46 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time when members of the Department of Defense celebrate the culture, contributions and heritage of Native Americans. Members of this diverse population group have long been associated with the countrys military, since the nations founding to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. One Native American veteran in the Guantanamo Bay community is Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald T. Adkins, currently serving as the Assistant Inspector General of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Adkins was born in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 27, 1949, and now resides in Mechanicsville, Md. His grandparents and father are fullblooded Chickahominy Indians from Virginia, while his mothers origins are from Germany and Ireland. Adkins was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969 and served an extended tour of duty in Vietnam as an Infrantryman, until 1971. For years he worked for his local telephone company before being processed into the Maryland National Guard as a combat engineer at the start of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. I was the Command Sergeant Major for the 121st Engineer Battalion in Maryland before coming to GTMO, said Adkins. Last November I was told that my mission would take me to the Joint Task Force-Guantanamo in March and remain there for the next twelve months. My only reply was HOOAH!" In addition to serving his country for more than 35 years, Adkins has kept his ties to his native heritage. The Chickahominy Tribe is located in Charles City County, Va., mid-way between Richmond and Williamsburg, near where the tribe lived in 1600. Because of its proximity to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the colonies, the Chickahominy people had contact with the English settlers as early as 1607, helping the settlers survive during their first few winters here. Adkins knows about his family genealogy from his parents and grandparents, but he also participates every September in the Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow-Wow on the tribal grounds in Charles City, Va. The Pow-Wow is a gathering of many native peoples for fellowship. There are many forms of dancing, drum playing, flute playing, crafts and foods, added Adkins. The public is invited to attend all Pow-Wows so they will learn and understand some of the Native American Indian cultures. There is camping for a lot of the dancers and visitors, and the flute and drum playing continues around the camp fires, as well as story telling and fellowship. Adkins has been attending the fall festival for more than 50 years, and camping on the grounds for the past 15. Prior to 1990, the function was only one day, but it is now a two-day event. I have been dancing at the Pow-Wow for the last 10-15 years, but have danced certain dances most of my life, he added. Adkins says that the Chickahominy and all Native American Indian tribes have always been very patriotic and supported the military servicesBy MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeNative American is proud of heritage Photo provided by Sgt. Maj. Gerald AdkinsContinued from page 5 Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald T. Adkins holds his grandson, Connor, during the 55th Annual Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow-Wow.
2Vol. 63 No. 32 Commanding 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 WorduThe 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 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 63 No. 46it easier for us as individuals to serve our country. They find ways to improve the quality of life for other members of the Navy family as well. By helping each other, and building strong communities, our families make it easier for the Navy itself to answer the nations call. In this critical time, our Navy families are playing a vital role in the defense of our nation. So please take some time this month and give some recognition and say thanks to the military family members you associate with regularly. Take them to dinner, or give them flowers. Let them know you appreciate all they do to make your job easier, and without them, it would not be the same. To our military families, from the CNO, CAPT Mark Leary, and myself, I say Thank you. Thank you for standing by your service member. Thank you for your support. And thank you for sharing the sacrifice of military service with grace and dignity. Friends and families of the Sailors aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) wait eagerly on the pier, as the ship returns to its homeport.Photo by MC2 Lolita M. Lewis From the CMC November is for Military Family AppreciationBy CMDCM (SW/AW) Larry CairoThe Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), ADM Mike Mullen, announced in a NAVADMIN released Nov. 6, that the Department of Defense has named the month of November as Military Family Appreciation Month. This is official recognition of those who support us at home. In the message, the CNO addresses the impact the family has on ones accomplishments, saying, As we begin the holiday season, many will pause to reflect and give thanks for the things that they have and the accomplishments they have achieved. Tied to these are the military family. The Navy has made many changes over the years and one of the most important was realizing the importance of the family. Twenty years ago a common phrase in the Navy was, I dont want to hear about your wife or family, they did not come in your Seabag. Those days have changed. Today the phrase is, We recruit individuals, but we retain families. Another less common one is, Your wife and family may not of come in your Seabag, but as you progress in your Navy career you put new things into your Seabag. Today approximately 66 percent of the Sailors in the Navy are married. Since the philosophy has changed, many programs have been put into place to help and support the military families, including, to name just a few, the Ombudsman program, Fleet and Family Support Centers, and the newly established Family Readiness Groups. The CNO goes on to say, We all know and appreciate the sacrifices our military families make. We all understand how important families are to our personal readiness. Families are our key to readiness, they provide us the time and venue to decompress so we can get up the next day and give 100 percent to our work. They take time out of their day to get the things we need and prepare the items we need to deploy. They willingly sacrifice through times of separation, supporting us in the mission we are sent to accomplish, but secretly wish we were at home with them. Their mission, which is to support us, is just as important as our mission, which is to protect our country and its interests. This in turn, means we are protecting our own families.The CNO adds in his NAVADMIN, The truth is, our families do not just make The Gazette will be published and available on Friday, Nov. 24.
3 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 Photo by MC1 Igo WorduJob well done NAVSTA Commanding Officer, CAPT Mark Leary, pins a Navy Achievement Medal on LTJG Joseph Wignarajaha, of the Public Works Dept., on Nov. 9. Monica Mueller gets a picture painted on her arm during the Chapel Harvest Fest, held at Cooper Field on Nov. 11.GTMO residents unofficially welcomed the harvest season Nov. 4 at Cooper Field with the first annual Naval Station Chapel Harvest Fest. In spite of some wet weather and lots of mud, Cheri Mueller, who coordinated the event, said the attendance was good and got better as the weather cleared. The event was successful and a lot of people came out regardless of the rain, she said. Residents enjoyed sampling homemade-chili, which was judged in the chili cook-off. Winners for the best chili, Chris and Liza Kourakis, received a $30 gift certificate and runners-up received $15 gift certificates. The United Jamaican Fellowship Protestant Praise Band and the Chapel gospel choir provided the musical entertainment. Stage set-up for the musical performance was delayed due to the rain, but once the show started, the talent gave praise and seemed to embrace the wet weather. The performances included praise and worship, and encouraged others to join in on the spiritual singing. MWR provided tents, booths, a stage with audio equipment, and food for the festival. Some children, covered in mud due to the weather, jumped on the Jurassic Parkthemed moon-walk, while others won prizes at various booths. Temporarily tattooed and covered in face paint, children also waited in groups to climb and repel off the rock wall. Mueller was pleased with the turn out for the first Chapel Harvest Fest and hopes that the Chapel will support another such activity. Thanks to the community for coming out and making it a successful event, said Mueller.Chapel hosts first Harvest FestStory and photo by MCSA Kellie Bliss, Naval Media Center Det.Thanksgiving Day Menu at the GalleysShrimp cocktail; Roast Turkey;Steamship Round; Honey-baked Ham; cream of asparagus soup; snowflaked potatoes; baked sweet potatoes; giblet gravy/au jus; southernstyle dressing; whole kernel corn; green bean almandine; holiday salad bar; hot clover leaf rolls; cranberry raisin sauce; assorted breads, beverages, pies, nuts and candy. The base African-American Cultural Organization (AACO), promotes and celebrates African-American culture, heritage, awareness, and its contributions to all aspects of American life. The organization also supports activities in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the annual Black History Month program, and social events for the morale of its members. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the Acey Duecy Club. All who are interested in joining the organization are invited to attend. FMI call Nicole Steele at 9769.AACO promotes next programThursday, Nov. 23, 3:30 6:30 p.m. Price is $5.90. FMI call 2231.
4 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006Ombudsman Corner Cheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Local Liaison Phone 75860 Pager 4447-2000 email@example.com Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77957 Pager 4084-2390 firstname.lastname@example.org Tanya Ward NAVSTA Ombudsman State-side Liaison email@example.com Amy Thomason Navy Provisional Guard Phone 7599 Pager 4447-2394 thomasonas@ usnbgtmo,navy.mil or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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. Childrens Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m. Monday Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Wednesday Mens Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Gospel Bible 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.GTMO represented in worlds great road raceStory by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeContinued on page 5More than 37,000 runners from more than 100 countries participated in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5. One of those was Guantanamo Bays own LT Tiffany Dodson, a nurse at U.S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay. Dodson has been stationed at GTMO since December 2005, and has run in several major marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon. Prior to this, I was deployed to Camp Deltas Joint Medical Group as a member of the Bravo Detachment from Naval Hospital Pensacola. My detachment was here from April 2005 to October 2005. Because I was up for orders, I took a hot-fill, to the hospital here after realizing my enjoyment of all that GTMO has to offer. I am a Florida Girl so GTMOs climate is very appealing to me, she added. Additionally, I learned to dive, which I really enjoy here. The motto of this years NYC Marathon was One race, 37,000 stories, and Dodson is no exception. She placed 7,817 out of 37,000 runners, her best marathon to date (3:46:39). The NYC Marathon draws more than 90,000 applicants every year. The race attracts world-class professional athRacquetball Tournament Singles, Friday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Doubles, Saturday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. Sign up at the base gym by Nov. 22. FMI call 77762 or 78344.Photo provided by LT Tiffany DodsonLT Tiffany Dodson catches her breath with the New York City skyline behind her after finishing the 26.2mile marathon on Nov. 5.
5 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 Nov. 18, 21, 25 Dec. 2, 5, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jan. 2, 6, 9, 13, 20, 23, 27Holiday Rotator Schedule Leeward Airfield NoticeThe Leeward Airfield will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years' Day. Tower operations will cease at 10 p.m. the night prior and resume at 8 a.m. the day following each of these holidays. This will not affect the AMC Patriot Express (Rotator) flights, as these holidays do not fall on Saturdays or Tuesdays. Should any additional airlifts become available, AMC Terminal personnel will get the word out as quickly as possible.Continued from page 1Native American veteran ...Continued from page 4GTMO represented in NYC marathon ...Saturday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m.: Christmas Tree lighting at the NEX followed by the lighting Harbor Hill Christmas light display. Saturday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.: Annual Christmas Parade, followed by a special performance by Carly Goodwin at Downtown Lyceum. Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 11 a.m.: Come meet Santa Claus for breakfast at McDonalds.Upcoming holiday eventsduring all times of war and conflict. During all Pow-Wows I have attended, both in Virginia and elsewhere, the military veterans have always been honored. This normally is right after the Grand Entry of all dancers and the placing of the American flag and the Tribal flags, said Adkins. All veterans, both Native and non-native, are asked to come into the dance circle to be honored with a Veterans Dance and fellowship for supporting this great country, our freedoms and way of life. The term Native Americans in modern usage includes Native Hawaiians, Chamorros, and American Samoans in addition to American Indians and Alaska natives. As of 2003, there were 185,000 American Indian and Alaska Native veterans in the U.S. armed forces, with about 12,376 enlisted. Since our Nations birth, pluralism and diversity have been hallmarks of the American experience and success, said President George Bush. In 1782, the Founding Fathers chose as our national motto E Pluribus Unum, which means out of many, one. Today, Americas unity, derived from a mix of many diverse cultures and people, grandly embodies the vision expressed by our Founders. American Indian and Alaska Native cultures have made remarkable contributions to our national identity. Their unique spiritual, artistic, and literary contributions, together with their vibrant customs and celebrations, enliven and enrich our land. Adkins, in conjunction with NAVSTA MWR Dept., have organized a group of Native Americans, from many different tribes, to perform and educate the GTMO community on Native American ways and cultures. Billed as A Troupe of Many Nations, the event will include American Indian dances, songs, drum and flute playing, and storytelling. There will be two performances, Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Downtown Lyceum, at 7 p.m.; and on Monday, Nov. 20, at Club Survivor, at 7 p.m. letes, not only for the $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the more than 700,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. Dodson has run in other marathons, but to her, the NYC Marathon is something special. The race was an amazing event in which I feel privileged to have had to opportunity to participate. Like all marathons that I have previously participated in, the cheering crowd is what pulls you through on race day, she said. The race route traveled through all five boroughs of NY City. It begins at Ft. Wadsworth on Staten Island and then passes through Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and, finally, ends up in Central Park in Manhattan, for a total of 26.2 miles. Because of the hills, trails and very little traffic, GTMO is a good place to prepare for a long marathon. I feel the hilly terrain here in GTMO more than prepared me for the race, said Dodson. I did not prefer the cold weather in New York, but it is just one of those things that one must adapt and overcome. The long training runs at 5 a.m., alone in the dark and overcoming the mental exhaustion are really the hardest part of marathoning, she added. Dodson isnt the only servicemember from GTMO to compete in this years race. I do know of one other person from GTMO who ran the NYC marathon, said Dodson. Sadly, I do not know his name. The only reason I know is that I was out on one of my weekend training runs and passed this guy several times. His clothing was soaked, to which I can totally relate! I knew he had been out running for a while, so on my final passing I decided to ask if he was training for something. His response, the NYC marathon.
Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 6 Drama, Thriller, Crime/Gangster and Adaption Cast: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner Storyline: Who killed Elizabeth Betty Short, a 22-year-old aspiring actress from the East Coast who wore a delicate flower in her raven hair and became many things to many peopledear friend, beloved sister, estranged daughter, frequent girlfriend and accused prostitute.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 Nov 17 Everyone's Hero 7 p.m., G, 87 min. The Black Dahlia 9 p.m., R, 120 min. Saturday Nov 18 Flushed Away 7 p.m., PG, 85 min. Invincible 9 p.m., PG, 104 min. Sunday Nov 19 Chickahominy Tribal Dancers 7 p.m. Monday Nov 20 The Covenant 7 p.m., PG-13, 97 min. T uesday Nov 21 The Black Dahlia 7 p.m., R, 120 min. W ednesday Nov 22 Crossover 7 p.m., PG-13, 95 min. Little Miss Sunshine 9 p.m., R, 103 min. Thursday Nov 23 Flyboys 7 p.m., PG-13, 139 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Nov. 20, 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, Hoodwinked, begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, Into the Blue, begins at 8 p.m. Home Depot T rade and T ool Show Nov. 18 19, begins at 10 a.m., at the Windjammer Ballroom. FMI call 76504. Aquatics Family Fun Day Nov. 18, 10 a.m., at the Windjammer Pool. Activities include basketball, volleyball, floats and more. Food and beverages provided. FMI call 77262 or 77084. Marblehead Lanes T urkey Shoot Nov.18, 6 p.m. Entry fee is $7. Tradeup special, $3 per ticket. One turkey per winner. FMI call 75868. 5K T urkey T r ot Nov. 23, 6:30 a.m., departs from D.J. Denich Gym. Register at the gym. FMI call 77262. Thanksgiving at the Bayview Nov. 23, 11 a.m. 5 p.m., cost is $15.95. FMI call 75604. 'Across the Bay' Swim Nov. 25, 6:30 a.m., depart from Phillips Park Dive Pier. Register at base gym. T-shirt and certificate given to each participant. GTMO Marathon Dec. 2, 5:30 a.m., departs from D.J. Denich Gym. Runners (individual or teams of 5) and cyclists welcome. Register at the gym by Nov. 30. First 200 to register receive a t-shirt. FMI call 77262.The Black Dahlia Fly Boys Action/Adventure, Drama and War Cast: James Franco, Jean Reno, David Ellison, Martin Henderson, Jennifer Decker Storyline: In 1914, The Great War WWIbegan in Europe. By 1917, the Allied powers of France, England, Italy and others were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans disagreed with the war. They volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France; some in the infantry, some in the Ambulance Corps.
GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper7 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 For Sale(2) Bowflex w/leg extension attachment, like new, $600; underwater photos of GTMO, sizes ranging from 4 x 6 inch to 20 x 24 inch, most matted, some framed, $5 to $40. FMI call 77974. (2) Potted plants, outdoor furniture, gas grill, stepping stones, dining room set, desks, computer, VCR, lamps, exercise equipment, dive gear. FMI call 77974. (2) Washer and dryer, bedroom and dining room furniture. FMI call 75587 AWH or 76230 DWH. (2) Sirus Sportster satellite radio w/pre-paid subscription; $265; Sopranos DVD series, $205; Seinfeld DVD series 1-6; $110, Left Behind book series 1-8, $45; Charbroil grill w/bottle, $65; 13inch Sylvania TV/DVD combo, $100; X-Box (new) w/7 games, $200. FMI call Dennis at 3404 DWH or 77806 AWH. (2) Odyssey white steel 2-ball putters and 2 doz. Callaway balls, new, $180. FMI call 75778 or 90196. (2) Westinghouse 27-inch Flatscreen TV; Samsung 5 disc DVD player 5 speaker + sub woffer sur-round sound; Playstation 2 w/ 11 games 1 controller, 1 memory card. Package deal, $1,300. FMI 77756. (2) King Size bed, includes mattress, box spring, bed frame, linens and matching curtains, $400. FMI call 79499 AWH. (2) Bluetooth wireless headset with adapter for Motorola P280 cellular phone (hands-free). New, $115 OBO. FMI call 84040. (1) Ladies 26" Schwinn, 18 spd. Sierra mountain bike, GC, $75. Men's 26" Toranga "Diamondback", 18 spd., Mt. bike, good condition, $50. Storm "Eraser" PBT, 12 lb. bowling ball, good condition, $25. Zojirushi "Home bakery Jr." excellent, $35. Two evening gowns, size 10, excellent condition, $25 ea. FMI call 2650. (1) Various potted plants, large and small, hanging baskets, poinsetta's and more. FMI call 2986. (1) Black Coach leather purse, like new, $125. Girls 5-piece Haverty bedroom set, light pine, great condition, mattress included, $450. FMI call 75512. (1) Custom-built ultra-fast gaming computer w/Window XP Pro, Doom case, Intel Pentium D840 3.2 GHz/2MB Cache/800 FSB socket 775/ Dual-Core Processor; 160 Gig SATA HD; DVD-RW Drive; 1 Gig of DDR ram. Hyper cooling CPU fan for optimal cooling. Includes a 19" flat panel monitor w/internal speakers. Keyboard and optical mouse, $1,500. (1) Trampoline with safety net, large round, great condition, $250. (1) Sirus Sportster satellite radio w/pre-paid subscription; $265; Sopranos DVD series I V, $200; Seinfeld DVD series 1-6; $100, Left Behind book series, $40; Charbroil grill w/bottle, $65. FMI call Dennis at 3404 DWH or 77806 AWH. (2) White Dodge 350 Van, GTMO Special, $900 OBO. FMI call 79579 (1) Red soft-top 1992 Geo Tracker, good condition. Avaliable after Thanksgiving. FMI call Bruce 75749 AWH or 3404 DWH. (1) 18 ft. 1991 Chris Craft speed boat, 4 cylinder OMC Cobra engine, $3,500 OBO. FMI call 84595 or 78653. (1) 1999 Cadillac Deville, Northstar engine, leather interior, power window/lock/ seats. AC works great. $8,000 firm. FMI 79499 AWH. (1) 19.5-ft. Aluminum runabout with 90hp Johnson outboard and trailer, $3,500. 1994 Dodge Dakota body only, needs new engine. Make offer. FMI call 90230. (2) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Personal Financial Specialist, GS-0101-11, closes Nov. 17; 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; parttime Office Applications can be picked up and sub-mitted to the W.T. Sampson High School Main Office. FMI call Ramonia at 3500. (2) Base Services Support Contractor (BREMCOR) has immediate openings for a Work Center Manager and a Construction Project Manager. FMI call 75790. (2) Responsible, experienced, dependable spouse of GTMO Contractor seeks permanent, full-time position as Secretary or Admin Asst. Qualifications include: experience with MS Office, Internet, E-mail, various time-keeping software, and all relevant office machines. Handled human resources, housing issues, and various confidential matters. FMI call 2616. (1) JTF-J8 has the following positions available: Budget Technician, GS-0501-6/7. FMI call MAJ Gallant at 3659 or 84060. (2) The Guantanamo Bay Bar Association's will hold its Inaugural Presidential Gala, Nov. 17, 6 p.m., at the Windjammer Ballroom. FMI call Capt. Eskelsen (JTF) at 9933, LN1 Mclean (NAVSTA) at 4833, or LNI Myers at 4692. (2) There will be a Quilting and Craft Night, Nov. 21, and 28, 69 a.m., at the Community Center. FMI call 77365. (2) W.T. Sampson Schools will be having their annual Fall Fashion Show on Nov 18. Show beings at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary School gym. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children, 10 and up (children under 10 are free). Hot dogs and root beer floats will also be sold. Proceeds from the show will help support the Odyssey of the Mind team at W.T. Sampson. FMI call Mrs. Rios at 2220 or Mrs. Brewer at 2207. (2) VA representative will be at FFSC, Dec. 6-8, 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. FMI, and to make an appointment, call 4141. (2) The Hospital Spouses Organization is looking for home volunteers for the Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 3, 4:30-8:30 p.m. FMI call 77017. (1) Join the Guantanamo Bay Yacht Club at their monthly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 18. FMI call 77691. (1) The Youth Center Boys and Girls Clubs of Guantanamo Bay present a local art exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 18. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. FMI call Rachel Simpson, 74658. (1) Oasis Teen Center will be hosting a pool party on Saturday, Nov 25, 8 p.m.midnight. FMI call 2096. (1) Bracelet found outside the Community Center, Sat urday, Nov 11. Call 2986. (1) Lost a red Nintendo GS for DS and a Nintendo Advance game Ninja Turtles at the KFC. If found please call 75687. (1) Washer and Dryer. Call Bill at 75587 or 76230. Nov 18 Villamar, #20C, 7:30 11 a.m. Nov 18 Caribbean Circle, #33A, 7:30 a.m. 1p.m. Nov 18 Caribbean Circle, #18A, 8 noon. Nov 18 Caribbean Circle, #27B, 8 11 a.m. Nov 18 Caravella Point, #20A, 8 11 a.m. Nov 18 Caravella Point, #15A, 8 noon. Nov 18 Granadillo Point, #9A, 7 11 a.m. Nov 19 Center Bargo, #1155, 8 a.m. noon. Nov 25 Granadillo Point, #4A, 8 a.m. noon. Nov 25 Granadillo Point, #9A, 7 11 a.m Nov 25 Marine Site, #107, 6 a.m. noon Nov 26 Granadillo Point, #4A, 8 a.m. noon. Nov 26 Granadillo Point, #9A, 7 11 a.m Vehicles/Boats Announcements Employment Yard Sales Wanted Lost or Found Editor's note GTMO Shopper inputs must be submitted no later than noon on Tuesday. Submit in writing by email to pao@ usnbgtmo. navy.mil. No personal email addresses.
8 Friday, Nov. 17, 2006U.S. Marines celebrate 231 years Presentation of Colors The Marine Corps Color Guard included Pfc. Josiah Miller, Sgt. Mike Senatus, Sgt. Steffon Mapp and Lance Cpl. David Dean.Birthday cake Maj. George Nunez, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Security Force CompanyGuantanamo, cuts the ceremonial birthday cake at the Marine Corps Ball, as RDML Harry Harris Jr, Commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, looks on. RDML Harris was the guest speaker for the birthday celebration held at the Windjammer Ballroom on Nov. 10. He reflected on the strong ties between the Marine Corps, Guantanamo Bay, and Albertus Catlin, who served on the USS Maine, later commanded the Marine force at Guantanamo Bay from 1906-1909, and then was awarded the Medal of Honor for his role in the amphibious assault at Vera Cruz, Mexico, and eventually led the 'Devil Dogs' at Belleau Wood in World War I.Ovations all around Major and Mrs. George Nunez, along with a packed Windjammer Ballroom, applaud the service of every Marine who ever put on the uniform of the U.S. Marine Corps. Tradition served It's tradition for the youngest and oldest Marine at the ball to be served the first and second piece of ceremony cake, respectively. This year's honor went to Pfc. Joshua Brannen and CWO5 Louis Lazado. Photos by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs Office