Guantánamo Bay gazette
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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: December 22, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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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).
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Vol. 63 No. 50 Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 Story and photo by MC1 Robert Lamb, NAVSTA Public AffairsLieutenant Dan, what are you doing here?It’s been a long time since people have heard someone say, “Life is like a box of chocolates”, but on Sunday Dec. 17, that and other popular quotes from the movie ‘Forrest Gump’ were being thrown around GTMO like ‘Run, Forrest Run.’ “Lieutenant Dan, what are you doing here?” was asked by actor Tom Hanks to actor Gary Sinise, in the extremely popular 1994 film Forrest Gump, a role for which Gary Sinise earned an Oscar nomination for best Supporting Actor. “Lieutenant Dan” (Gary Sinise), which he’s probably best known for and his band of musicians calling themselves the Lt. Dan Band, played a packed Downtown Lyceum concert on Sunday, Dec. 17. The band played cover tunes from a variety of artists, such as ‘The Who’; Jimi Hendrix; Maria Carey; The Police and even Aretha Franklin. “This is probably the best concert I’ve seen in GTMO,” said AT1(SW/AW) Matthew Murcin. I’ve been here for two years and this was awesome. The sound quality was excellent and he (Gary Sinise) really can play the bass well. It was great.” The music list was as diverse as the band themselves. The band consisted of Gary Sinise, Bass; Kimo Williams, Guitar/Vocals; Gina Gonzalez, Vocals; Mari Anne Jayme, Vocals; Jeff Vezain, Vocals; Kirk Garrison, Trumpet; Danny Gottlieb, Drums; Beth Gottlieb, Percussions, Ernie Denov, Guitar; Ben Lewis, Keys and Carol Williams, Sax/Flute. During portions of the concert the band members pulled people from the audience onto the stage to dance to several of their numbers. The play list went from hard rock to soft classics and back again throughout the evening. Kimo Williams, a band member who’s also a Vietnam veteran, got the crowd singing and cheering with a rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” As part of the USO and ‘America Supports You’, he and his band have given backContinued on page 3 Gary points to an audience members to come on up on stage and dance a long to the music. We support you! This was the theme of this special concert that the Lt. Dan Band had for GTMO personnel and their families, at the Downtown Lyceum on Sunday, Dec. 17.


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, Dec. 22, 2006G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 63 No. 51Special message from the SECNAV, Donald C. Winter"More service members need to take advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), because it is an attractive investment option with unique benefits for military members, the military officer in charge of the Armed Forces Tax Council," said Army Maj. John Johnson, director of the Armed Forces Tax Council. TSP, a retirement savings plan for service members and civilian federal employees, right now draws participation from about half of the military. TSP is a tax-deferred fund, which means the money contributed to the account is deducted right away from the person’s taxable income, and the money in the fund isn’t taxed until it is withdrawn at retirement. As of this year, military members are unlimited in the amount they can contribute to TSP, Johnson said. Now the only limit is the Internal Revenue Service’s $15,000 per-year limit on contributions to tax-deferred accounts, he said. TSP is not like a savings account, Johnson emphasized, and the money contributed to it should be money that people aren’t going to need soon. However, TSP does have a loan program for situations such as a first home purchase, where participants can borrow money from their own account and then pay it back at a market interest rate. TSP is a great benefit that is overlooked by a lot of military members, Johnson said. Service members can sign up for TSP online at www.tsp.gov, Johnson said. This Web site offers all the tools troops need to get started in the program and manage their accounts.Why TSP?By Army Sgt. Sara Wood, American Forces Press ServiceFederal court rules against GTMO detaineeBy Sgt. Sara Wood, USA, American Forces Press ServiceA federal court ruled recently that detainees at GTMO, do not have the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts. Judge James Robertson issued a decision and order in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissing the habeas corpus case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden. Robertson concluded that the Military Commissions Act unambiguously withdraws the right of habeas corpus, which allows people who are imprisoned to go before a judge and challenge their detention from detainees and that this withdrawal is constitutional. "The Suspension Clause does not guarantee the right to petition for habeas corpus to non-resident enemy aliens captured and detained outside the U.S.," wrote Robertson. In other words, Congress may constitutionally deprive these detainees of the writ of habeas corpus. DOD officials said they were pleased with Robertson’s ruling, as it removes federal court jurisdiction over Hamdan’s case and similar cases. "We hope to bring individuals before commissions by next summer," said Bryan Whitman, DoD spokesman. There are still facilities that need to be built in order for commissions to proceed, and we’re working on that.” Robertson granted Hamdan’s first habeas petition in Nov. '04, and the case made it to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in June that President Bush had overstepped his authority in creating the military commissions. In Sept., Congress passed the Military Commissions Act, authorizing military commissions and clarifying the rights of detainees, specifically on the issue of access to courts.Donald Winter, Secretary of the Navy Each year during the holiday season, Americans celebrate the promise of renewal and the possibilities of peace. Your dedicated efforts enable us to enjoy these rich blessings at home, while bringing hope to people throughout the world. Each of you, whether on active duty, a member of the reserve component, a civilian, or a family member has played an integral part in giving the greatest gifts, gifts of peace, promise, freedom and, in many situations, life itself to countless millions. You have paid for them with your unequaled dedication, selfless sacrifice and boundless energy. Thank you for your unwavering devotion. Many of you will spend this holiday season far from home, at war, in a hostile environment. Although it is never easy, your sacrifices come at a vital time for our nation. You can be justifiably proud of your steadfast service. Devoting oneself to a life of service is a noble endeavor; your nation and your fellow Americans thank you and are proud of you. Your families equally share the unavoidable burdens of separation and anxiety associated with the profession of arms, and I thank them as well for their dedication and sacrifice. Wherever you gather to share the spirit of the season with family and friends, stay safe and keep those at sea and on the front lines in your thoughts and prayers. May God grant you and your families continued blessings in the New Year, and may God continue to bless this United States of America.


Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 3much of their time to servicemembers around the world in the past couple of years. “You’re all volunteers, and this is our way of doing what we can to support you,” Sinise said. “And it’s important for us to get out and entertain for you. I just want to let you know that we care about you very much. We really appreciate the sacrifices your making here, we really love you guys a lot,” he added. "I thought they were a very versatile group and the music seemed to be enjoyed by all, said JoAnne Willey, Dental Receptionist, Naval Hospital GTMO. "We need more musical entertainment like this!" The band has performed as far away as Singapore, the Middle East and back in the states. Besides taking time to visit GTMO before the holidays, Lt. Dan also has other interests that keeps him busy. He’s currently on the hit television show “CSI: N.Y.”, hold benefit concerts around the states for veterans groups and active duty servicemembers who are hospitalized for an illness, disease or injury and raises money for children in Iraq. Co-founded by Sinise is Operation Iraqi Children, it's a program that enables Americans to send School Supply Kits to Iraqi children. You can find this online at http:// www.operationiraqichildren.org .Continued from page 1Lieutenant Dan Band...The Fire Department’s soccer team’s quest to end the Navy Exchange’s long dominance in GTMO’s soccer competitions was put out by NEX who won this year’s MWRsponsored Captain’s Cup finals 3-0, at Cooper Field, Dec. 15. As expected, the game was an evenly contested affair as both teams put up magnificent display of pure soccer dexterity, leaving no doubts in the minds of their opponents their intentions to win the championship and bragging rights as soccer kings of GTMO. Fans, who turned out in large numbers, packed the bleachers doing everything they could to cheer for their respective teams. Prior to the game, NEX coach, Rayon Edwards, demanded victory from his team. “If we play like we have been doing for the past three years, this should be another easy victory,” Edwards said. Fire Department, entered the finals without their premier striker, Damien Carney, who was unable to play. That notwithstanding, Fire Department’s coach, Deanroy Tulloch, challenged his team to go all out for the victory. But NEX wasted little time in imposing their dominance as they piled pressure on the Fire Department’s defense from the first blast of the whistle. It wasn’t long before they broke the deadlock through Craig Campbell’s 16th minute strike. Campbell collected Merton Gray’s pass inside the 18-yard box before he struck a sensational shot to put NEX up 1-0. NEX' second goal came five minutes later when Marlon, fired a tame shot, which the goalie failed to hold on to. Marlon then pounced on the rebound giving NEX a 2-0 lead. The half should have ended 3 – 0 in favor of the NEX, but Campbell’s goal was judged offside. The second half began with NEX picking up where they left off, forcing the Fire Department to chase the ball around. The third goal was as good as anyone would have seen in any European club championship. Merton Gray, surrounded by three defenders, was able to dribble his way through the crowd before placing a welltimed pass to Campbell inside the 18 yard box. Campbell's shot gave the goalie no chance of saving it, proving why he is GTMO's all-time scorer with more than 200 goals in the last four years. Omar Nelson got the best chance for the Fire Department when NEX sweeper, Courtney Dixon, took one touch too many and was robbed of the ball by Omar, however, his shot was well saved by NEX’s goalie. In the final 10 minutes of the game, NEX proceeded to play some Brazilian-style soccer as they ran circles around the Fire Department. Merton Gray, made his trademark dribble on the left flank, leaving Fire Department’s defender, Frazer in the dust before firing a shot that narrowly missed the goal post. At the end of the game NEX where crowned champions. At least, they get to keep the bragging rights for another year. NEX settles the score against Fire Dept.Story by Troy Brooks, and MC1 Igo Wordu New Year's Eve at The BayviewSunday, Dec. 31, 2006, 8 p.m. Four Course Dinner with Entertainment by Will Brock Cost $40.00 person or $75.00 per couple. For more information please call 75604. Photo provided by Jessica HulganNEX Men's soccer are Captain's Cup champions.


4 Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 Photo by MC1 Igo WorduWelcome to GTMO — Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay, Brig. Gen. Edward Leacock, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer, CAPT Mark Leary, welcomed RADM Hugo G. Blackwood, Deputy Commander, Navy Region Southeast this past weekend. This was RADM Blackwood's first official trip to GTMO, since assuming the position as Deputy Commander, Navy Region Southeast in Oct. 2006. Following his familiarization with JTF mission, Blackwood was briefed on NAVSTA issues.Strikers versus GTMO United — Thursday, Dec. 14, at Cooper Field the 2006 Women Captain’s Cup Soccer Tournament took place. The team of “GTMO United” which placed second in the 2006 Women Captain’s Cup Soccer League, came in first for the Women's Soccer Tournament. Team Strikers came in first place for the season and second in the tournament. Pictured left is GTMO United. Front row from left to right: Shaniece Steer, Keshia Steer, Avery Keane, Patty, Stacie Leonard, Pauline Thompson, “Mad Mary”, and Tatiana Clarke. Back row from left to right: Christina Douglas, Michelle Martin, Carmen Wilson, Craig Campbell, Tanisha Wilson, O’Neil Steer, Manley Mclean, Christy Lambert, and Sediqua Mctier. Not pictured: Aishia Hall, Andrea Navar, and Katie Flohr. Photo provided by Audrey ChapmanCongratulations to PC1(SW/AW) Dorothy Pegram, Post Office LPO — Petty Officer Pegram was recently selected as (FISC) Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Jacksonville, FL. Detachment (Postal Division) Sailor of the Quarter, for 4th Quarter 2006 and also 2006 Sailor of the Year. “ I am truly blessed to have the honor and privilege of being named SOQ and SOY for FISC Jacksonville. I owe this honor to great leadership by my mentor PCC(SW) Matt Brittle”, said Pegram.Photo by Yvonne Wakefield


5 Friday, Dec. 22, 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 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. 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. 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!Servicemembers, military retirees and annuitants, and federal civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service can expect to receive their 2006 tax statements beginning this month, DFAS officials announced. DFAS customers with access to the secure, Web-based “myPay” system will be able to retrieve their tax statements electronically up to two weeks sooner than those relying on regular mail delivery, officials said. The myPay system includes layers of defense against identity theft, officials noted, adding that its technology meets or exceeds security requirements in private industry worldwide. “Tax statements are available online, allowing customers to view and print W2s and 1099Rs. Whether anyone needs the statements to complete taxes or just want an extra copy for their records, the tax statements can be accessed and printed at any time,” Patrick Shine, DFAS operations director, said. “The printable statements are approved by the Internal Revenue Service.” Here are projected distribution dates for DFAS customers’ tax statements: — Retiree Annual Statement: Available on myPay Dec. 9, mailed via U.S. Postal Service Dec. 16-31; — Retiree 1099R: Available on myPay Dec. 15, mailed Dec. 16-31; — Annuitant Account Statement: Available on myPay Dec. 18, mailed Dec. 19-31; — Annuitant 1099R: Available on myPay Dec. 18, mailed Dec. 19-31; — VSI/SSB W-2: Not available on myPay, mailed Jan. 4–5; — Active Duty Air Force, Army, Navy W-2: Available on myPay Jan. 22, mailed Jan. 2329; — Reserve Air Force, Army, Navy W-2: Available on myPay Jan. 2, mailed Jan. 58; — Marine Corps active and reserve W-2: Available on myPay Jan. 5, mailed Jan. 910; — Civilian employee W-2: Available on myPay Jan. 9, mailed Jan. 11–18; — Savings Deposit Program 1099INT: Available on myPay Jan. 19, mailed Jan. 19-20; and — Vendor Pay 1099: Not available on myPay, mailed Jan. 27-31. Shine added that current myPay account holders can eliminate the costs associated with generating and distributing the tax statements immediately by signing up and using myPay. A personal identification number, or PIN, is required to use the system, and eligible users can apply for one at the myPay Web site, www.mypay.dfas.mil Users with military e-mail addresses —addresses in the .mil domain — or a pre-registered personal email address can receive their new PIN via e-mail. All others will receive their new PIN via mail in about 10 working days from the date of request, officials said.Schedule announced for release of tax statementsStory provided by American Forces Press Service


Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 6 Genre: Action/Adventure and Drama Cast: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Drew Powell, Robert Patrick, Jeff Chase Storyline: John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged—against his will—from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when his wife is kidnapped by a murderous gang led by a merciless criminal named Rome. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission.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. 22 Charlotte's Web 7 p.m., G, 96 min. The Marine 9 p.m., PG-13, 91 min. Saturday Dec. 23 Flicka 7 p.m., PG, 95 min. Man of the Year 9 p.m., PG-13, 115 min. Sunday Dec. 24 The Santa Clause 3 7 p.m., G, 102 min. Monday Dec. 25 The Holiday 7 p.m., PG-13, 132 min. T uesday Dec. 26 Happy Feet 7 p.m., PG-13, 102 min. W ednesday Dec. 27 Flags of our Fathers 7 p.m., R, 132 min. Thursday Dec. 28 The Marine 7 p.m., PG-13, 91 min. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented Gor PG-rated movies. No movie Scheduled. New Y ear's Eve Concer ts Dec. 31., 9 p.m. Will Brock will be performing at the Bayview, starting 9 p.m.. Ticket for this show is $40 per person and $75 for couples. Also included with ticket price is New Year's Eve breakfast, which will be served from 12:30 1:30 a.m. Breakfast is open to the general public for $5 per person. 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.The Marine Happy FeetGenre: Action/Adventure, Kids/ Family, Musical/Performing Arts and Animation Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman Storyline: In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you’re nobody unless you can sing—which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune— tap dancing. Though Mumble’s mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it “just ain’t penguin.”


GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper7 Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 For Sale(2) 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. (2) Two Scuba tanks, $75 ea. FMI call 78032. (2) 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. (2) Miscellaneous indoor and outdoor House Plants for sale, please call after 4 p.m. 77985. (1) Playstation 3, brand new, still in the box, 20GB 1 controller + Talladaga Nights on Blu Ray, $1,500 OBO. FMI 77756. (1) Sofa and loveseat, hardly used, $275. FMI call Christy 75207 DWH or 75832 AWH. (1) ScubaPro regulator, $300; ScubaPro BCD, $100; ScubaPro wetsuit, $35; BodyGlove dive skin $20; Dive buoy, $15. FMI call 78648. (1) Detachable porch 8 x 10 with cover and stones. FMI 77985. (2) 2000 Ford Explorer, 118k miles, well maintained, $8,500. FMI call 2033. (2) 1984 Chevy Celebrity, convertable, runs well, $750 OBO. FMI call 2351. (2) 1997 Saturn Coupe, 2 dr., 106k mile, A/C, radio/cassette, great condition, $4,200. FMI call 4503 or 77360. (2) 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet, convertable, A/C, AM/FM/CD, low mileage, $4000 OBO. FMI call 77868. (2) 2000 Buick Century, pwr breaks, window locks, A/C, automatic, asking $8,500. FMI call 4063. (2) 1992 Geo Tracker, available Dec. 5. FMI call 75749. (2) 1984 Honda Shadow, low miles, good shape, runs good, $1,500. FMI call 4380 or 77716. (2) 1987 Mazda 626, auto, good shape, runs good, available Dec. 23. $1,800 OBO. FMI call 4043 or 77912. (2) 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200, custom, less than 600 miles, $9,500 OBO. FMI call 78032. (2) 2003 Motorbike, 50cc, $1200; 2000 Motorbike, 50cc, $1200 and 1992 Jetski, runs good, $1900. FMI call after 4 p.m. 77985. (1) 1988 Dodge Dakota, AC, CD/ tape player, bed cover, and maintenance done regularly, $4,500. FMI call 75681 or 84151. (1) 1994 Dodge Stealth, 83k miles, fully loaded, $7,000 OBO. FMI 4325 DWH or 77333 AWH. (1) 1998 Dodge Neon, 4dr, auto, AC, AM/FM/CD player, new fuel pump, low miles, $5,000 OBO. FMI 4298. (1) 1992 Dodge Caravan, AC, good condition, $2,000. FMI call 5111 DWH or 77112 AWH. (2) 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 enforcement-related 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 GEO Group Inc., Migrant Operations Center has the following position available: Administrative Clerk. Qualification required: High school diploma or GED equivalent. One year of clerical experience with emphasis on a combination of clerical/secretarial/ HR duties. Must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful resident. FMI call 76149. (1) The Human Resources Office has the following vacancies available: Office Automation Assistant GS-0326-05, closing date is Jan. 2, 2007; Material Handler Supervisor LWS-6907-03; Practical Nurse LGS-0620-05. Closing date is Jan. 3, 2007. (1) SERCO is seeking a Clinical Counselor for a contract position at FFSC. Minimum qualifications are a Masters degree in Social Work or a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical license/ certification to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner. FMI go to: www.sercona.com. (1) Mandolin instructor for beginner lessons. If interested call 79533. (2) 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. (2) 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) The Professional Nurses' Association (PNA) is sponsoring a photo opportunity with the Grinch 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 23 — Nob Hill, #7B, 8 11 a.m. Vehicles/Boats Employment Announcements Wanted Yard Sales Sunday, 24 December 9 a.m. – Sunday Catholic Mass – Main Chapel 10 a.m. – Liturgical Protestant Service – Sanctuary B 11 a.m. – Protestant Service – Main Chapel 1 p.m. – Gospel Service – Main Chapel 7 p.m. – Joint Candlelight Service – Main Chapel midnight – Christmas Midnight Mass – Main Chapel Monday, 25 December 9 a.m. – Christmas Day Mass – Main Chapel 10 a.m. – Christmas Day Protestant Service – Main Chapel Sunday, 31 December 9 a.m. – Sunday Catholic Mass – Main Chapel 10 a.m. – Liturgical Protestant Service – Sanctuary B 11 a.m. – Protestant Service – Main Chapel 1 p.m. – Gospel Service – Main Chapel 11 p.m. – New Year’s Watch Night Service – Main ChapelChapel Holiday Schedule


8 Friday, Dec. 22, 2006GTMO Happenings! Crafty items — YNC(SW) Ginamarie Doherty looks over a table full of pottery at the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 15. Many items on display will be given away to someonePhoto by MC1 Robert Lamb Photo by MC1 Robert LambWinter Wonderland — With Bing Crosby singing in the back ground Victoria Lee (Right) and Brandon Charnecki (left), both fifth grade students, skate to the music at the Holiday Family Ice Skating night, located at the in-line hockey rink on Friday, Dec. 15.Fun, flags and football — The Eagles, one of many youth teams that participated in this year's MWR sponsored youth flag football tournament, pose for a team photo before their final season game. The tournament featured teams: Barracuda Titans and the Panthers, who participated age groups 4-6 league. The Eagles, Bulldogs, and Falcons played in age groups 7-9 league. Playing in the 10-12 age category was: Steelers and the Devil Doga. An award ceremony was held at the Marble Head Lanes Bowling alley on Saturday Dec. 16 for all the teams who took part in the league.Photo by LCDR Eileen D'Andrea Photo by MC1 Igo WorduHome for the holidays — Staff at the Gold Hill Galley gear up for the holiday season with baked decorations. This ginger bread house, designed by Rollie Gacer, is on display at the galley commemorating the holiday season.