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Vol. 64 No. 1 Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 Continued on page 3 MA1 Regina TysonPhoto compilation by MC1 Igo WorduTyson named Sailor of the YearMaster-at-Arms First Class Petty Officer Regina L. Tyson is the 2006 Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Sailor of the Year. Tyson was honored with the title at command quarters on Dec. 21, 2006. MA1 Tyson is an exceptional leader, manager, and organizer with tremendous initiative and potential, said LT Robert Thompson, NAVSTA Security Officer. She has demonstrated her performance as a leader by instilling pride, personal involvement and job accomplishment in both her peers and subordinates. Tyson is the Leading Petty Officer for theBy MC1 Igo Wordu, NAVSTA Public Affairs
2 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 Wordu Journalist.........................................................................................................MC2(AW) Hon ey NixonThe 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 email@example.com Get the Gazette online at www. nsgtmo.navy.mil Friday, Jan. 12, 2007G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 64 No. 1Navy Personnel Command (NPC) is reminding Sailors to review their records before selection boards, using NPCs Early Warning System that can rescue a promotion opportunity. The Early Warning System can be used one week before the selection boards convening date. However, Sailors should be reviewing their records at least six months prior to this date. Board recorders will arrive to review the records of promotion-eligible Sailors one week before the selection board convenes. Its not the responsibility of the recorders to interpret records; they only verify continuity and completeness of records. Missing officer and enlisted evaluations will be noted at https://www.npc.navy.mil/ Apps/SB_Discrepancy_list/. During this timeframe, a member may visit the site and enter his or her social security number to see if a record discrepancy is noted. Discrepancies will be displayed along with a note giving the definition and guidance on submitting corrections. The servicemember is then responsible for quickly correcting these errors. While the online discrepancy check is a good last-minute insurance against missing items, a comprehensive record scrub six months in advance is essential. Six months out, the servicemember should visit the BUPERS OnLine (BOL) Web site and order their official military personnel file. Next, the performance summary record (PSR)and enlisted summary record (ESR) or officer data card (ODC) should be checked and verified. Updates and corrections to these can be made by following the directions on BOL. When checking records six months out service members should submit corrections to PERS-312. For the mailing address visitBy Lt. Robert Johnson, Navy Personnel Command Communications OfficeSailors are reminded to update records regularlyhttp://www.npc.navy.mil/ CareerInfo/RecordsManagement/. If a selection board is about to convene service members must send missing information via letter to the board president. Your letter should be sent by mail or fax to the NPC Customer Service Center (CSC) https://ahdsedstws16.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/OA_HTML/npc. html. This information must be received at least one day prior to the starting date of the board. No one other than individuals being considered may submit information directly to a board. Information sent to the board will only be used during the board and will not be changed in your permanent record. Officers and enlisted members who served as individual augmentees (IA) should ensure their official records reflect this service. NAVAD MIN 273/06 and NAVADMIN 300/06 give information on advancement points, Navy enlisted classifications and additional qualification designations given for IA service. Officers and enlisted members are strongly encouraged to call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U ASK NPC (1-866-827-5672) or DSN 882-5672 to confirm receipt of their package for statutory promotion selection boards. They may also check the Customer Service Web-site online using the CSC link on the NPC homepage: https:// ahdsedstws16.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/ OA_HTML/jtflogin.jsp. Here is a board preparation checklist that can be used to make sure your records are up to date. BUPERS Online (https: //www.bol.navy.mil) is your main tool for board preparation and helps you to be proactive in making the most of your promotion opportunity. Order Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) 4 to 6 months before board from https://www.bol.navy.mil click on Request Record on CD Check your PSR and ESR or ODC on https:// www.bol.navy.mil click on ODC, OSR, PSR, ESR Submit missing information: Normal circumstances: Navy Personnel Command Phone: (901) 874-3351 DSN: 882-3351 PERS 312 Fax: (901) 874-2851 DSN: 882-2851 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-3120. Prior to board convening: Signed letter to the President of the Board. The letter must reach the board at least one day prior to the starting date of the board. Correspondence through the US Postal Service (USPS) must be mailed to: Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center President, FY-08 (Active Duty or Reserve) (Grade) (Line or Staff) Promotion Selection Board # (Check online for board number) 5720 IntegrityContinued on page 5Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb PS1(SW) Salvador Riego prepares to verify a servicemember's record for the upcoming E-7 exam.
3 Friday, Jan. 12, 2007Sports in Guantanamo Bay are extremely important for adults, as well as for children. Just as important as the players are the umpires, referees, line judges and officials. Speaking about sports officials, someone once said, Its the only occupation where a man has to be perfect on opening day and improve as the season goes on. Here in GTMO these positions are being filled by men and women who not only contribute to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation of everyone who participates in competitive sports, but they also serve as role models to our youth. The conduct of players and spectators towards these officials during games are witnessed by everyone, especially our youth. During the upcoming sports year, it would be beneficial for everyone who participates in organized sports to realize that cheering and routing for players and teams is part of the game, but they must also understand that an occasional bad call or a error in judgement by an official is also part of the game. Leadership displayed on the field of play is as important as the leadership people exhibit in their daily lives. Inappropriate behavior by players during games is not tolerated, and the same should apply to spectators. As the MWR basketball and baseball seasons begin, everyone should remember that our local officials are not professionals, but are proficient at what they do. The officials that monitor the games here are doing their very best to be fair and partial at all times. Anyone interested in becoming a referee or official for the upcoming Captain's Cup season can contact Jessica at 2113.By MC1 Robert Lamb, NAVSTA A perfect game Two local bowlers, Leroy Graham and Devon Christie, recently bowled individual perfect games of 300 pins. This is a rare and monumental accomplishment for a local bowler. The last time anyone in GTMO rolled a 300 game was when Victor Reyes did it in 1979. At that time the lanes were sanctioned by ABC (Ameri-can Bowling Congress) and part of his prize was a five-foot trophy, a gold ring, and a certificate. Presently the lanes are not sanctioned, so the bowlers only reward is their pride in this achievement. Congratulations. Continued from page 1Tyson named NAVSTA Sailor of the Year ...Naval Security Force Law Enforcement Division and a member of the command training team. She is also the current president of the Guantanamo Bay First Class Petty Officers Association. In addition to her daily military duties and obligations, Tyson volunteers her time in several community related projects which encourage learning opportunities and cultural diversity. She mentors junior Sailors for their advancement exams preparations, and assists the W.T Sampsons Schools Booster Club in raising funds for the school activities. Tyson was a member of the planning committees for the 2006 Jamaican Independence Day celebration and the 2006 African-American Cultural Organization dinner dance. She also volunteers with the Enlisted/Civilian Spouse Committee which supports the enlisted and civilian spouses in GTMO. During the last three years, Tyson has also volunteered for numerous MWR events including the Right Spirit campaign, as monitor for games, and Month of Military Child, issuing give-away toys for Bicycle Course. As one of the coordinators for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, she supervised the Jail and Bail activity, helping raise more than $2,500. Her awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and numerous flag and individual Letters of Commendation, unit awards, campaign and service medals. I am honored to be selected for this award, said Tyson. It brings me great pleasure and pride to represent this command. Id like to congratulate all the nominees and thank them for making this a very competitive selection. Id like to thank my family and chain of command for helping me get this far. I will do my best at the regional level to bring home Regional Sailor of the Year, Tyson said. CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA Commanding Officer, commended all the Sailor of the Year nominees I want to congratulate all the nominees for this years award for their exceptional performance and leadership qualities, said Leary. Because of the caliber of Sailors we had to choose from this year, the selection process for this years Sailor of the Year was particularly difficult. I congratulate each and every one of you on your nominations and I strongly believe that you will continue to set positive examples for junior Sailors to follow. MA1 Tyson will represent GTMO at the regional competition for Commander Navy Region Southeast-wide Sailor of the Year later this month in Jacksonville, Fla.There are zebras and then there are 'goats! Editorial
4 Friday, Jan. 12, 2007GTMOs 2006 CFC-O sets new recordBy NDC(DSW) Jose Castilla III, CFC-O Community/Area Project OfficerGiant 'devil' ray spotted in the bayBy MC1 Robert Lamb, NAVSTA Public Affairs OfficeWhen a person spends most of their time in and around the water, they might just stumble upon something they've never seen up close and personal before. For one local recreational diver a recent chance encounter took her completely by surprise. She came across a 12foot-Manta Ray near Hospital Cay recently. "I first thought it was a dolphin until I got a little closer," said Beverly Cairo. It was the biggest thing I've ever seen in the water here," she added. The giant Manta Ray scientifically called a "Manta Birostris" has gone through many names throughout history. Names may include Devilfish, giant Atlantic manta, Prince Alfred's Ray, sea devil, skeete to name just a few. The giant manta normally inhabits temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide, between 35 N and 35 S latitudes. In the western Atlantic Ocean, this includes South Carolina south to Brazil and Bermuda. Occasionally this ray is observed as far north as New Jersey and San Diego. Other locations include the east coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, as well as the IndoPacific. Manta Rays sometimes swim in loose groups and spend considerable time near the surface. Some sighting of Mantas have been observed jumping clear out of the water and returning with a splash. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, adult rays are easily recognized by their large triangular pectoral fins and projecting cephalic fins, forward extensions of the pectoral fins that project anteriorly on either side of the head. Each cephalic fin is about twice as long as its base is wide. The length of each cephalic lobe, from tip to the mouth, is 14 percent of the disc width. They are rolled like spirals when swimming and flattened when eating. The ray seen in Guantanamo Bay had smooth skin, a broad, rectangular terminal mouth located at the front of the head, and a tail that lacks a spine. Males reach maturity at a disc width of at least 13 feet, while females mature at a disc width of 16.5 feet. Local fisherman say sitings like this are not rare, but for someone to see this massive creature for the first time, it can be an extremely rewarding experience. "It was an amazing site," said Cairo. "I have never seen anything glide through the water with such power," she added. Dive tourism has benefited greatly from the manta in locations where they are reliably encountered and sometimes approach divers. In these areas, where divers often touch and interact with mantas, the rays can develop skin lesions in response to the removal of the protective mucous layer. "We followed it for hours, but decided not to enter the water, mainly because we weren't sure if it was dangerous," said Cairo.Photo by Sheila LambRecently a local resident photographed a 12-foot Manta Ray during a boat trip on the bay. This Manta Ray was photographed for more than an hour.The 2006 Combined Federal Campaign Overseas (CFC-O) came to a close December 15th with GTMOs federal employees setting a new record in charitable giving as well as teamwork in giving. Our Campaign included employees from many stratums of federal service; All five branches of the military as well as civil service employees worked together to raise over $75,000. This achievement provides us with another fine example of GTMOs sterling reputation for joint mission effectiveness and speaks well of every level of leadership involved in supporting the campaign. Everyone who gave, whether it was $1,000 or just $1, played a part in the success of this campaign. When we each give a little, we all give a lot. Each of you embodies the spirit of this campaign Making a World of Difference. GTMOs charitable spirit was at an all time high with 24 of our 36 units earning awards for teamwork in giving. I like to say, Its not how much you give, but what you give. Each unit earning an award not only displayed a commendable amount of teamwork, but also gave the campaign its key ingredient for success and inspiration. Please join me in congratulating the following units for outstanding teamwork in giving: NAVSTA Admin; CMAA; PAO; NAVSTA Brig; NAVSTA FFSC; NAVSTA Weapons; GTMO Army Vet Clinic; MCSFCo; NAVSTA Housing; MWR; CSD; NAVSTA Base/Air Ops; JTF GTMO OARDEC (Gold Award); Naval Media Center; NAVSTA PWD/ ROICC; NAVSTA Intel; U.S. Naval Hospital; NAVSTA Port Services; JTF GTMO JMG (Silver Award); GTMO FISC Det/Post Office; NEX; NAVSTA HRO; NAVSTA Galley; NLMOD; NAVSTA Environmental; JTF-GTMO 305th Press Camp Headquarters (Platinum Award).
5 Friday, Jan. 12, 2007Ombudsman Corner Cheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Local Liaison Phone 75860 Pager 4447-2000 firstname.lastname@example.org Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77957 Pager 4084-2390 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.mil Machele Friend Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Ombudsman State-side Liaison firstname.lastname@example.orgWorship 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. Pass on financial wisdom to childrenBy Pamela L. Wilkins, www.lifelines.navy.mil Every day our children are inundated with ads in magazines and on TV that entice them to buy the latest fad. Most parents go into debt to get these items because we want our children to be happy. But what values are we teaching our kids when we subscribe to the notion that we are unfulfilled unless we have the latest hot item? Are you setting your children up for future financial disaster? Are you teaching them that its okay to spend more than you can afford? How do you encourage your children to become savers? Here are some ideas: Begin by teaching your children money management skills: the fundamentals of debt, earning, spending, and saving money. Teach your children the purpose of money: to provide food, shelter, and clothing. Explain to your children the importance of employment. Your children need to know that you work so that you can provide for them. Explain that if you didnt work, you couldnt provide for your family. Its imperative that you teach your child to be a savvy consumer. Grocery shopping offers an opportunity to demonstrate this. When your child asks for the cereal they see on TV, grab the comparable store brand. Ask your child if it makes sense to spend more money on the namebrand cereal when you can get the same type with the generic brand. Let them know that advertisers just want their money and dont care about their health. Do this on a regular basis and your children will learn frugality. Saving money is important because we dont know what the future holds. We prepare for the unknown by putting money aside. We save money to accomplish our goals and dreams. Use examples children can relate to if your child wants a bike, make him or her save for it. How to Teach Kids to Save: Start small. Have your kids drop their extra change in a jar. Open a bank account when it totals $50. Involve your children in the process of saving for college. Be a role model. Dont be materialistic, pay yourself first, and avoid debt. Your children will follow your lead, especially if you talk to them about what youre doing. Teach them the difference between I need and I want. Offer to match what your kids save. If he or she is saving for that bike, this will encourage them.Continued from page 2Sailors need to update records ...Drive, Millington TN 38055. Correspondence through commercial service (FEDEX, UPS, DHL)must be mailed to: Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center President, FY-08 (Active Duty or Reserve) (Grade) (Line or Staff) Promotion Selection Board # (Check online for board number) 5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 Rm E302 Millington TN 38055. Ensure official record reflects any individual augmentation mission. Check https://www.npc. navy.mil/Apps/SB_Discre pancy_list/ every day the week prior to board.
Genre: Comedy and Holiday Cast: Danny DiVito,, Matthew Broderick, Kristen Chenoweth Storyline: Steve (Matthew Broderick), a suburban dad and Christmas enthusiast, leads a wellordered, well-planned and wellorganized life. His neighbor, Buddy (Danny DiVito), is Steves polar opposite a big personality with big dreams, which have yet to materialize.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 ceumMWR Happenings Friday Jan. 12 Deck The Halls 7 p.m., PG, 95 min. Eragon 9 p.m., PG, 116 min. Saturday Jan. 13 We Are Marshall 7 p.m., PG, 127 min. Stranger Than Fiction 9 p.m., PG, 113 min. Sunday Jan. 14 Casino Royale 7 p.m., PG-13, 137 min. Monday Jan 15Dream Girls7 p.m., PG-13, 131 min. T uesday Jan. 16 A Good Year 7 p.m., PG-13, 118 min. W ednesday Jan. 17 Deck The Halls 7 p.m., PG, 95 min. Thursday Jan. 18 Stranger Than Fiction 7 p.m., PG-13, 113 min. Deck The Halls Casino RoyaleGenre: Action/Adventure, Thriller Cast: Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green Storyline: James Bonds first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the M16 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell.Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 6 Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Jan. 15, 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, "March Of The Penquins" begins at 5:30 p.m. and "She's the Man" begins at 8 p.m. Liberty Events Jan. 13 7 p.m., Chess, at Deer Point; Jan. 14, 10 a.m., 4-on-4 Beach Volleyball at Windmill Beach; Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Texas Hold-em at Marine Hill; Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 8-Ball Pool at Marine Hill; Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Ping-Pong at Deer Point; Jan. 18, 7 p.m., X-Box Madden '06 at Marine Hill; Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Night Paintball; Jan. 20, 9 a.m., Water Skiing and Wakeboarding from the Marina. FMI call 2010 or 77421 Captain's Cup Basketball Register by Jan. 16. Coaches meet-ing will be Jan. 18 at the gym, 6 p.m. FMI Contact Sports Coordinator at 2113 or 77262 Captain's Cup Baseball Register a team at the main gym or contact the Sports Coordinator. Registrations will be accepted until Jan. 24. Coaches meeting will be Jan. 25, at the gym, 6 p.m. FMI call 77262 or 2113. GTMO Xtr eme Adventur e Feb. 3. Events includes kayaking, mountain biking, cross country run, rock climbing, and swimming. Highest placing or winning military team will represent NAVSTA GTMO in the Navy Region SE Xtreme Challenge. FMI call 2345.
$5,500 OBO. FMI call 90015, 2156 or 2369. (1) 1989 Dodge Caravan, $1900 OBO. FMI call 79483. (1) 1993 Ford Ranger, good condition, excellent engine w/ rebuilt transmission, good tires and brakes, brand new CD/MP3 player, $2,500 OBO. FMI 78017 or 3292. (1) 1983 Toyota Corolla, $800. FMI call 4994 or 4956. (1) 1988 Toyota Camry, fair condition, auto, pwr stearing, AC, $2,700 OBO. FMI call 78123, 3292 or 78017. (1) 1980 Toyota Corolla, 4 cyl. runs good, newly rebuilt front end, $700. FMI call 4994. (1) 1979 GMC pickup, 6 cyl., 4 spd., runs good, $900. FMI call 4994. (1) 1988 Chevy Cavalier, white, runs well, $1,400, available Feb. 28. FMI call 2351. (1) 1988 Lincoln Towncar, clean, reliable, easily fits a family of 6, $1,700 OBO. FMI call 77154. (1) 7-passenger 1989 Dodge Caravan, $1,200 OBO. FMI 79483. (1) 21-ft. Wellcraft center console; 150 HP Yamaha V6 engine, new canvas, hardware for Bimini top, depth finder, radio and trailer, out of bound inspected and registered $8,500. FMI call 79576. (1) 1987 Mazda B2000 pick-up truck, light blue, manual, new tires. New exhaust, some spare parts included, runs great, $2,000 OBO. FMI call 75566. (1) 2003 and 2000 motor bikes (mopeds), 50 cc, $1,200 OBO. FMI call 77985. (1) Lynx Air International has part-time and temporary positions, starting in 2007. Work experience is necessary, however, training will be provided. Interested persons must be available for flexible hours and willing to work on weekends and holidays. If interested, drop off a resume at the Lynx office at Bldg. 834 on Sherman Ave. (1) Professional Nurses' Association would like anyone who did not receive their Grinch photo by e-mail to contact LT Sheila Allen at 75842. (1) 32-in. color TV w/glass front/ stand, $400; Queen-size bedroom set w/triple dresser and mirror, armoire, new pillow-top mattress and box spring, $1,200. FMI call 79576. (1) Compaq Armada laptop, $150; golf clubs w/bag and mat, $75; golf pull cart, $20; computer carrycase, $20. FMI call 77912. (1) Rollerblade in-line skates, size 11, asking $100 firm. FMI call 4841. (1) Full set of golf clubs, RH, w/ leather cart bag and brand new travel bag, $200 firm. FMI call 75562 (1) Used full couch, good condition, asking $40, stop by VL 43C to see. FMI call 79523 or 4241. (1) 25-in. color Sharp TV w/remote control, $99; 13-in. Panasonic, $50. FMI call 8123 or 8017. (1) 1 computer, 2 speakers, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse. FMI call 4577 or 77758. (1) Burgundy rocker/recliner, $150; kids twin bedroom set, includes nightstand and chest, $60; white dresser, $20; twin mattress set and railing, $35; computer desk, $25; television stand, $35; Canon 8mm video camcorder, $90; and Canon 35mm camera, $70. FMI call 75688. (1) HP Laptop, Windows XP home edition, model; hp pavilion dv 1000, memory 512.00mb, version-5.1.2600 service pack 2 build 2600 and 80gb hard drive memory, $700 OBO. FMI call 2631, 4222, 75643. (1) Miscellaneous indoor and outdoor house plants for sale. Covered porch with lattice, fan and light, stepping stones. FMI call 77985. (1) Room size carpet, 11-ft 6-in by 17-ft. 6-in., fits Villamar 3br living room, $50; braided area rug, pink, green and mauve, 5-ft.10-in. by 8ft. 7-in., $50; electric patio caddie char-broil grill, $25. FMI call 77154. (1) Desktop CPU AMD X2 4600+, Dual Core 2.4 GHz, $200, FMI call 3283 or 78045. (2) 1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi, runs good, pwr. windows, locks, seat, sunroof, leather w/new DVD player, speakers, subs and amp,Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 7 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale(1) Several cases of Malaria have been reported in Kingston, Jamaica. Recommendations for travelers: Prevent mosquito bites by applying insect repellent on exposed skin when outdoors. Consider anti-mal-arial medications. FMI call Preventive Medicine at 72990. (1) W.T. Sampson School Advisory Committee (SAC) will be meeting on Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., in the high school library. (1) Effective Jan. 1, new government meal rates will apply at all galleys: Breakfast, $2; Lunch, $3.65; and Dinner, $3.65. (1) The First Class Petty Officers' Association will be having a car wash on Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., at the NEX parking lot. (1) African American Cultural Organization (AACO) will be hosting an AACO Social on Jan. 12, 8 12 p.m. at the Bayview. Complimentary ordourves. The next meeting is Jan. 17. Anyone interested in joining the organization is invited to attend. FMI call at 9769. (1) The 2007 Cuban American Friendship Day Northeast Gate Run will begin at the Northeast Gate, Friday, Jan. 26. The run is a formation relay run, consisting of four 3-mile legs. Different units or organizations may register to carry the Cuban and American flags for one of the four relays. Individuals are also encouraged to run the entire distance (appr.The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has been administering its biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) since Nov. and will continue through Feb. 28. The CSS provides valuable feedback to DoDEA from its most important customers students, parents, and teachers about the quality of education it provides and areas needing improvement. Separate surveys will be given to teachers, parents, students in grades 4-5, students in grades 6-8, and students in grades 9-12. Some questions were adapted from the PhiDoDEA Survey in progress12 miles). The first 20 individuals to register and complete the entire distance will receive a Cuban American Friendship Day t-shirt. Register at the Base Gym by Jan. 24 or contact Melissa Belleman at 75815. (1) Learn a new and exciting sport. The next meeting of the Guantanamo Bay Yacht Club will be Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Sailing Center. FMI call 77691. (1) The Seabee Ball Committee is hosting a Car Wash on Jan. 20, 9 a.m. 3 p.m., in the NEX parking lot as a fund-raiser for the upcoming 2007 Seabee Ball. (1) The Fleet & Family Support Center is offering a class in Parenting Teens Wednesday Jan. 24, 9 -10:30 a.m. FMI call 4141. (1) Need a food processor w/ attachments to grind/mix/grate. Also looking for potted palm and oleander plants. FMI call 77642. Jan. 13 Caribbean Circle, #27D, 7:30 a.m. noon. Jan. 13 Caribbean Circle, #2B, 7 10 a.m. Jan. 13 Caravella Point, #15A, 8 a.m. noon. Jan. 13 Marine Site, #M102, 811 .a.m. Jan. 14 Villamar #722A, 6-9 a.m. Announcements Employment Vehicles/Boats Wanted Yard SalesDelta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Publics Attitudes Toward Schools with additional DoDEA-specific questions. Officials estimate it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the survey which will be available online at www.dodea.edu, and clicking on the CSS link. The schools would like to thank the community for the continuous support that is extended to our children. For more information on the CSS, please call our local school office at 2207 or 3500, or visit the DoDEA website at http:// www.dodea.edu/css/.
8 Friday, Jan. 12, 2007U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Birth AnnouncementsGTMO Happenings!Photo by MC1 Robert LambHome for the holidays Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sode's home at 27B Caribbean Circle is selected as one of the best holiday-decorated homes for the Christmas season. Photo by MC1 Igo Wordu Photo by MC1 Igo Wordu Photo by MC1 Igo WorduHopping New Year Sean Paul, a Hip-hop artist and member of the rap group 'Young Bloodz', performs at Cooper Field on New Year's Eve .Holiday spirit Posing with trophies are the winners of the holiday home and door decorations.Rockin' Eve Shanna Crooks kicks-off the New Years celebrations at Cooper Field on Dec. 31.Noel and Maria Santiago announce the birth of a baby girl, Ninetchca Mia Santiago born on Dec. 1, 2006. Jonathan and Kimberly Cupples announce the birth of a baby girl, Madalyn Claire-Ann Cupples born on Dec. 2, 2006. Freddie and Ilianan Pagan announce the birth of a baby boy, Freddie Angel Pagan born on Dec. 5, 2006. Travis and Crystal Gann announce the birth of a baby girl, Emma Renea Gann born on Dec. 27, 2006. Douglas and Melissa Hunter announce the birth of a baby boy, Richard Felix Hunter on Jan. 1, 2007.