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Vol. 63 No. 49 Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 Just seconds before Retreat sounded and Colors were lowered in the fading daylight on Friday, Dec. 1, RDML Harry Harris Jr., CAPT Mark Leary, and Marine Maj. George Nunez, lifted the covering revealing the monument dedicating Quarters M101 to the memory of Marine Brig. Gen. Albertus Wright Catlin. From this day forward the flag quarters at Marine Site will be known as Catlin House. We are naming this house today after a man who had a lot to do with Cuba, a lot to do with Guantanamo Bay, and a lot to do with the Marine Corps, said RDML Harris, Commander of Joint Task ForceGuantanamo. Today is his birthday. Born in Gowanda, N.Y., on Dec. 1, 1868, A.W. Catlin was appointed to the Naval Academy in May 1886. He captained the football team at Annapolis and played left halfback for three years. He graduated from Annapolis with the Class of 1890. As service in the U.S. Marine Corps seemed to offer the best chance of active service, he applied for a commission in the Corps and was made a Second Lieutenant on July 1, 1892. Catlin has a significant history with Cuba and Guantanamo Bay. As a First Lieutenant, he commanded the detachment of Marines on the USS Maine when that ship exploded on Feb. 15, 1898, as it lay at anchor in Havana harbor, the spark that triggered the Spanish-American War. Several months later while serving with Marines aboard the auxiliary cruiser St. Louis, which was part of the blockade at the mouth of the harbor at Santiago de Cuba, he led a group of eight other Marines and 11 volunteer Sailors in an attempt to cut the undersea telegraph linking Cuba with Jamaica. Promoted to Major in 1905, A.W. Catlin commanded the first battalion of MarinesBy Stacey Byington, Public Affairs OfficerCatlin House dedicated to Marine hero Photo by Stacey ByingtonMarine Maj. George Nunez, CAPT Mark Leary, and RDML Harry Harris Jr. unveil the monument naming the Guantanamo Bay flag quarters in honor of Brig. Gen. Albertus W. Catlin, USMC. Continued on page 4to be permanently assigned to the new naval coaling station at Guantanamo Bay, from 1906 to 1909. Several years later, as the Fleet Marine Officer of the North Atlantic Fleet, he distinguished himself in combat during the engagement of Vera Cruz, Mexico, on Apr. 22, 1914, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. The citation reads in part, Was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action and in the final occupation of the city. At the beginning of World War I, Col. Catlin was placed in charge of the Marine training camp at Quantico, Va., and then went to France, with the newly formed Sixth Regiment of Marines. It was in France that he again distinguished himself, and was a leading figure in the battle of Belleau Wood, in 1918. It was during this battle that Marines earned the nickname Teufelhunden, which means Hounds from Hell, or Devil Dogs. With Col. Catlin leading the way, Marines of the 6th Regiment saw action on the front lines of the battle from June 1 6, advancing on Belleau Wood. It was during some of the fiercest fighting on June 6, that Catlin was shot by a German sniper, and evacuated to a hospital the next day. For his actions he was awarded two French Croix de Guerre, one with palm, and one with gilt star for gallantry in action against the enemy, and the Legion of Honor. Maj. Frank E. Evans, Adjutant, Sixth Regiment of Marines, in a report about the battle of Belleau Wood to Maj. Gen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Get the Gazette online at www. nsgtmo.navy.mil Friday, Dec. 8, 2006G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 63 No. 49 From the SJA By LCDR Matthew Beran, OIC, RLSO DetCell phone restrictionsAccording to NAVSTAGTMOINST 11200.1, the use of a hand-held cellular phone in a moving vehicle is prohibited. The prohibition against using hand-held cellular phones does not include hands-free cellular phone devices. Driver use of any portable, personal listening device worn inside the aural canal, around or covering the driver's ear while operating a motor vehicle, is prohibited. No person may operate a motor vehicle while wearing headphones or earphones. Radio/stereo music or noise level must be kept low enough not to be heard from a distance greater than 25 feet from the edge of the vehicle, nor shall music with profane/offensive lyrics be heard outside the vehicle at any distance.By Brenda L. Walker, Fleet and Family Support CenterFunding for military family members educationOften we hear and read about the many opportunities for military personnel to fund their education, but little on the unique opportunities afforded to military family members. Whether you are a spouse or child of a service member there are unique scholarships and financial aid opportunities for you. Spouse Tuition Aid Program (STAP) is available to spouses of active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel in OCONUS locations pursuing fullor part-time enrollments in vocational certification, undergraduate, or graduate degree programs. (MCCS, http:// www.usmc-mccs.org/education/ sta.cfm) Eligible family members should contact their local Navy Marine Relief Corp Society. In addition, family members may consider the VADM E.P. Travers Scholarship and Loan Program that provides financial assistance to spouses and unmarried dependent children of active duty members as well as unmarried dependent children of retired Marine Corps or Navy members. The American Legion Scholarship and Financial Aid Information: The cornerstone of The American Legions Education Assistance Program is its scholarship and financial aid guide This 152 page booklet, updated annually, is a complete financial aid reference guide for veterans, veterans dependents and members of The American Legion family. Coast Guard Exchange System (CGES) Scholarship Program: Recognizing the value of education and the benefits it brings to the Coast Guard family, the Coast Guard Exchange System (CGES) Scholarship Program is established to provide additional financial resources to Team Coast Guard dependent children embarking on undergraduate college/university studies. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation of volunteer men and women dedicated to providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of United States Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action. http://www.militaryscholar.org/: Information about the Defense Commissary Agencys Scholarships for Military Children. In 2001 Congress proposed a bill enabling active duty service members to transfer Montgomery GI Bill entitlements. Under the discretion of each military branchs secretary currently, the Air Force and Army allow transfer of entitlements under specified restrictions. There are additional programs on base that can assist you in coming one step closer to your degree or certificate. They include the services provided by the Work and Family Life Specialists at FFSC. Paul Walker provides Personal Financial Management (PFM) to those interested in examining their budget to effectively finance their education. If you or someone you know desires general information on funding family member education contact Work & Family Life Specialist Brenda L. Walker at 4141. FMI call Columbia College at 75555. Do you enjoy the holiday season? Want to show off and be rewarded for your decorating expertise and enthusiasm? This quarters winners will be selected based on outdoor holiday decorations. Your housing area managers will be surveying their neighborhoods on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., to determine their nominations. On Dec. 20 at 6 p.m., the judges will be in the housing areas to select the winners. Remember, have your lights and other decorations aglow for these two nights.Yard of the Quarter
3 Friday, Dec. 8, 2006While the Naval Academy football team has maintained its dominance over the Army Cadets in the past five years, Navys football team in Guantanamo Bay has failed to replicate such feet, losing two years in a row to the Army team. Navys latest defeat came on Friday Dec. 1, at Cooper Field, when they lost narrowly to the Army 7-0. The Armys female football team also beat the Navy 21-0 avenging their loss to the Navy at the Navy Ball Power Puff football game played earlier this year. Prior to the game, fans representing the Navy wore Tshirts bearing Go Navy! Beat Army! while their Army counterparts had Go Army! Sink Navy! inscribed on theirs. The fact that the Navy Midshipmen vs. Army Cadets game was the next day also added to the hype. Fans cheered as the game kick-off with Army holding first possession. Their drive, seemingly destined for a touchdown, was intercepted deep into the Sailors territory. The Navy then made a 60-yard drive into the Armys territory but failed to put points on the scoreboard. It was a sea-saw game with Navy dominating much of the game but the Army capitalized on a thrown interception late in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a 70-yard return for a touchdown, advantage Army. Navy, riding on their support of their fans, with less than 2 minutes left on the clock, made a desperate effort to salvage the game but again, they failed to take the ball to the end zone. We played hard, our guys gave it all they had and we left everything on the field, said ENS Haywood Williams, Navy coach for the day. We made minor mistakes that cost us the game. We just didnt execute as well as I know we could have in the red zone, which allowed them a lucky interception late in the fourth quarter. I wont make excuses about losing but they know as well as everyone who watched the game, if we played them four out of five times we will come out victorious. That night was their night but well meet again. A member of the Navys female team, MA2 Kate Saxton, commended the Army for playing well but also noted that the Navy can beat them on any given day. We played really hard, but it was their day, said Saxton. My teammates and I are looking forward to playing them again and I guarantee we will settle the score. This is an annual event that NAVSTA MWR organizes. Bragging rights in GTMO go to the Soldiers here, but the Commander in Chiefs Trophy this year will go to the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Army sinks the Navy twice in one nightBy MC1 Igo Wordu, Public Affairs OfficePhoto by MC1 Igo WorduThe Army female football team poses with their trophies after their football game against the Navy, which they won in a dominating fashion.Photo by MC1 Igo WorduThe Army football team picks up and unlikely win against the Navy after they returned a 70-yard interception for a touchdown during the Army/Navy football game on Friday, Dec. 1 at Cooper Field. MWR's Winter Wonderland Skating & Craft Fair Friday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m. at the hockey rink. Holiday Boat Parade, Dec. 9 Begins at 6 p.m. MWR Marina
4 Friday, Dec. 8, 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 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 ServicesCatholic 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 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. Continued from page 1George Barnett, Commandant of the Marine Corps, on June 29, 1918, said, When word came in that Col. Catlin had been wounded, I felt the bottom of the war had dropped out. "He had such a complete grasp of military situation, was familiar as no one else could have been with what was to be done, and officers and men invariably looked to him, and there seemed no limit to his capacity for work or his ready sympathy with and understanding of his subordinates. The Colonel was standing up in a machine gun pit with his glasses up, when a sniper drilled him clean through the right of his chest. It was a clean wound. More than 1,800 Marines lost their lives at Belleau Wood, the greatest loss in a single battle the Corps had ever sustained up to that time, but it is estimated that more than 8,000 German troops were killed during the battle, and another 1,600 taken prisoner. It was a decisive victory for the Allies, with the Marines proving the German troops were not invincible, as thought at the time by weary troops. Marine Gen. Michael Hagee, current Commandant of the Marine Corps, said in a 2006 ceremony in France commemorating the 88th anniversary of the battle, said, I had read about that 880-yard advance, but I never fully appreciated how difficult it must have been until I walked it myself. The enemy had every square inch of that field covered with interlocking machine gun and artillery fire. The Marines paid dearly with every step they took. Following the action in France, Catlin was promoted to Brigadier General. In November 1918, he sailed for Haiti, where he assumed command of the First Brigade of Marines. Catlin remained in Haiti until September 1919, and then retired from the Marine Corps in December 1919. In ill health because of his wound for the rest of his life, Brig. Gen. Catlin died in 1933, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. I believe youve got to know your history in order to know where you are going, said RDML Harris during the short dedication ceremony. This was a man who had a lot to do with what we are all about here in Guantanamo Bay.Catlin House dedicated ... Col. Albertus W. Catlin, USMC, 1911. Monument to Brig. Gen. Albertus Catlin, USMC. Editor's Note:The Dec. 29th edition of the Gazette will be a 'Year in Review' edition. There will be no Gazette published on Jan. 5, 2007. Happy Holidays!
Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 5Command Quarters LCDR Matthew Beran, GMC(SW/AW) Joseph D. Thomason, each received Navy Commendation Medals; MA1(SW) Brian Brant, AO1 Kristopher Jones, MA2 Shawn Walker, ABH3(AW) John Krannitz, MA3 Jared Donohoo received Navy Achievement Medals; AG3 Luis Rivera received a Humanitarian Medal and AEAN James Vacek received a Letter of Commendation during command quarters on Nov. 30.Photo by MC1 Igo WorduPartnership NAVSTA Commanding Officer, CAPT Mark Leary, BREMCOR Project Manager, Max Rodgers and Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, LCDR Eileen D'Andrea cut a ceremonial cake marking the beginning of a new Base Maintenance and Service Contract at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Photo by MC1 Robert LambWorld AIDS Day, Dec.1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). The purpose is to stop the spread of HIV, end prejudice and to educate people on the facts about HIV infection and AIDS At the end of 2003, an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS, with 24-27 percent undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV infection. In March of 2004 the Navy Environmental Health Center published that nearly 5,000 active duty American Sailors and Marines had become infected with HIV, while more than 895,000 American citizens had been diagnosed with AIDS, and 501,669 had died of AIDS. An estimated 800,000 900,000 Americans are living with HIV infection. Currently there is no cure to rid the body of HIV infection. There are medical treatments that can slow down the rate at which HIV weakens the immune system. There are other treatments that can prevent or cure some of the illnesses associated with AIDS, though these treatments do not eliminate the HIV infection itself. As with other diseases, early detection offers more options for treatment and prevention health care. Your medical care provider should be consulted if you think you may have been exposed to any sexually transmitted disease. For the most up-to-date information in international HIV and AIDS statistics, visit the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. For current statistics on the number of reported AIDS cases in North, Central, and South America, please contact the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) which is the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization at 525 23rd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, telephone: 202-861-4346.Story by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeHIV Infection and AIDSBeginning next year, a new Navy suicide prevention campaign asks Sailors to ACT now to save a life. ACT is a three-step process designed to help determine if someone is suicidal and to prevent them from hurting themselves. It stands for: Askask the person if they are thinking of hurting themselves, Carelisten and let the person know they are not alone, and Treatmentget your shipmate to help as quickly as possible; such as the duty officer, chaplain, friend, medical personnel, or others who can help. Suicide is ranked as the 11th leading cause of death nationwide. For the past 10 years, it has also been the second or third leading cause of death among active duty Sailors. Studies have shown there are about four suicides each month in the Navy. These unnecessary deaths have an impact on the entire armed forces, as suicide can decrease morale and combat readiness of Sailors everywhere. Because of this, it is important that everyone is aware of the signs that someone may be considering taking their own life. OPNAVINST 1720.4 requires that all commands conduct regular suicide prevention training. There are also other resources available to both assist Sailors at risk and help train people to recognize the signs of possible suicidal tendencies, most of which are as close as the Fleet and Family Support Center.Navy program encourages Sailors to ACT to prevent suicideBy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Teresa J. Frith, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 6 Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Kids/Family, Animation and Sports Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Jake T. Austin, William H. Macy, Brian Dennehy Storyline: A young boy finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero and make a difference against incredible odds or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest.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 Dec. 8 Everyone's Hero 7 p.m., G, 87 min. Casino Royale 9 p.m., PG-13, 137min. Saturday Dec. 9 Open Season 7 p.m., PG, 87min. The Departed 9 p.m., R, 114 min. Sunday Dec.10 Fly Boys 7 p.m., PG-13, 139 min. Monday Dec. 1 1 DEJA VU 7 p.m., PG-13, 128 min. T uesday Dec. 12 Jet Li's Fearless 7 p.m., PG-13, 103 min. W ednesday Dec. 13 Gridiron Gang 7 p.m., PG-13, 137 min. Thursday Dec. 14 The Guardian 7 p.m., PG-13, 135 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Dec. 11, 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, Over The Hedge, begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, The Benchwarmers, begins at 8 p.m. Ham Shoot Bowling Challenge Dec. 10, 6 p.m., entry fee $7. To win, bowler must roll three strikes in a row, each bowler has three games to try. One ham per winner. For $3, purchase a ticket for a second chance to win and trade first ham for a cooked ham from the Bayview. FMI 2118. Holiday Family Ice Skating Dec. 15., 6 p.m. at the hockey rink outside the base gym. Gar y Sinise and the L T Dan Band Dec. 17, at the Downtown Lyceum. Showtime is 8 p.m. New Y ear's Eve Concer ts Dec. 31., 9 p.m. Will Brock will be performing at the Bayview; Sean Paul and Shanna Crooks will perform at Cooper Field while Mary White Band will perform at the Goat Locker. FMI call 75225. MWR taxi service Coming soon. Drivers needed. FMI call 4363. GTMO Xtr eme Adventur e race Saturday Feb. 3, at the Marina. FMI call 2345.Everyone's Hero The GuardianComedy and Remake Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown Storyline: Af ter losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall, is sent to teach at A School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods.
GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper7 Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 For Sale(2) White bedroom furniture including mirror, 1 drawer nightstand, 5 drawer chest, tall armoire w/3 big drawer, $50; two radial tires, excellent shape M+5 P225/ 75R15, $15 ea. FMI call 75828. (2) Kenmore washer and dryer, excellent condition, $200. FMI call 74975 DWH or 77332 AWH. (2) 17-in. Sharp monitor, like new, $150 OBO. FMI call Chris 77868. (2) Multi-game table, new condition, $150; two antique carved wood unfinished German chairs, $200; twin-size bed w/wood shelf head-board and mattress $100; perfor-mance series Double Baby jogger, 20-in. wheels, light weight, quick un-pin and fold feature, $150 OBO. FMI call 75815. (2) Two men's mountain bikes, $75 ea. FMI call 77944 (2) Girl's Haverty's 5-piece twin bed-room set, $400; sofa bed and love seat,$300; washer and Dryer, $250; Microwave, $40. FMI call 75512. (2) Burgundy sectional couch w/ two massage chairs and a pullout bed, $800; 46" big screen TV, $700; computer desk, $40, Blk entertain-ment stand, $35; coffee table, $90. FMI call 75688. (1) 27-in. Sharp TV w/remote, $150; 34-in. Sony KV-34FS120 FD Trinitron WEGA Flat-screen CRT TV, $350; complete Live Well, constructed on island from 1/2 55 gallon plastic blue container, $70. FMI call 9815 or 79574. (1) 2 Scuba tanks, $75 ea. FMI callHere comes Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 11 a.m. : Come meet Santa Claus for Breakfast at McDonalds.78032. (1) HP pavillion DV 1000 laptop w/microsoft XP home edition, 5.1.2600 service pack 2, X86 based PC, TPM.512MB, TVM2GB, X86 family 6 model, $700. FMI call 77175 or 75643. (1) Miscellaneous indoor and outdoor House Plants for sale, please call after 4 p.m. 77985. (1) 2000 Ford Explorer, 118k miles, well maintained, $8,500. FMI call 2033. (1) 1984 Chevy Celebrity, convertable, runs well, $750 OBO. FMI call 2351. (1) 1997 Saturn Coupe, 2 dr., 106k mile, A/C, radio/cassette, great condition, $4,200. FMI call 4503 or 77360. (1) 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet, convertable, A/C, AM/FM/CD, low mileage, $4000 OBO. FMI call 77868. (1) 2000 Buick Century, pwr breaks, window locks, A/C, automatic, asking $8,500. FMI call 4063. (1) 1992 Geo Tracker, available Dec. 5. FMI call 75749. (1) 1984 Honda Shadow, low miles, good shape, runs good, $1,500. FMI call 4380 or 77716. (1) 1987 Mazda 626, auto, good shape, runs good, available Dec. 23. $1,800 OBO. FMI call 4043 or 77912. (1) 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200, custom, less than 600 miles, $9,500 OBO. FMI call 78032. (1) 2003 Motorbike, 50cc, $1200; 2000 Motorbike, 50cc, $1200 and 1992 Jetski, runs good, $1900. FMI call after 4 p.m. 77985. (1) The GEO Group Inc., Migrant Operations Center has the following position available: Housing Escort Officer. Qualification required: High school diploma or GED equivalent. One year full-time experience in a public or private security or law en-forcementrelated field. Must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful resident. Bilingual is a plus: English-Spanish; English-Haitian Creole. FMI call 76149. (1) The African American Cultural Organization (AACO) meets every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Acey Duecy. All interested in joining the organization are invited to attend. FMI call 9769. (1) Anyone interested in volunteering time or cookies for the Chapel Cookie Drive should contact the Chapel at 2323. Cookies can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall at the Chapel Complex. They will be packaged and delivered to individuals standing duty on Christmas Day. (1) Boy Scout Troop 435 would like to invite all current and former Boy Scouts, their parents, and Boy Scout leaders, to their Court of Honor and Potluck dinner at the Community Center, Monday Dec. 11, 6 p.m. FMI call Guy Belleman at 75815. (1) All interested in becoming a member of the 2007 Jamaica Independence Day Committee are invited to a meeting at bldg. 2146 on Dec. 11, 7 p.m. There will be an election held for various positions within the committee. (1) Quilting and Craft Night will be held Dec. 13 and 19 from 6 9 p.m. at the Community Center. FMI call 77365. (1) The newly formed High School Drama Club, will be producing the play, Charlotte's Webb, on Tuesday Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the high school gym. All are invited to join the festivities. Admission is $1 at the door. Children under age 5 are admitted free. (1) The Professional Nurses' Association (PNA) is sponsoring a photo opportunity with the Grinch, Saturday Dec. 9, and 16 at the NEX autrium, and on Dec. 23 at Tierra Kay parking lot. The price is $5. They will be offering half price for individuals who prefer to bring their own camera. FMI call 72049. Dec 9 Caribbean Circle, #38A, 7 10 a.m. Dec 9 Windward Loop, #11B, 9 noon. Dec 9 Caribbean Circle, #32D, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Dec 9 Nob Hill, #24A, 7-10 am. Dec 16 Windward Loop, #29B, 9 noon. Sign them up Student athletes were awarded trophies and certificates of accomplishment at the W.T. Sampson Sports Banquet, held at the Community Center, Tuesday, Dec. 5.Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb Vehicles/Boats Employment Announcements Yard Sales Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb
8 Friday, Dec. 8, 2006Electric Light Parade Photos by MC1 Robert Lamb and MC1 Igo Wordu CPOA sends out cheer The Chief Petty Officer Association commanded there own float for the Electric Light Parade.Feliz Navidad The GTMO Latino Group danced and sang there way through the parade on Saturday, Dec. 2. Joy to the world!Cruising Mr. and Mrs. Craig Basel along with some Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff floated through the parade on a MWR Pontoon Boat.Little Elf An elf, (Jonathon Miller), is a mythical creature of Germanic mythology/paganism which still survives in northern European folklore.Jingle all the way Immediately following the Electric Boat Parade, the Carly Goodwin Band played some of their hit songs along with traditional Christmas music for the crowd at the Downtown Lyceum.