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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 1/26/2007
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Vol. 64 No. 3 Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 Story by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public AffairsJust moments after sunrise on Tuesday, Mr. Harry Henry, Mr. Luis LaRosa and Mr. Ricardo Simono entered U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay through the Northeast Gate from Caimanera, Cuba, as they’ve done for the past half century. They’re on their way to their jobs with the NAVSTA Supply and MWR departments. But on this day a little something special was awaiting their arrival, an invitation to today’s Cuban/American Friendship Day celebration, presented by Zaida Brewer, president of the Cuban/American Association; CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA Commanding Officer; CDR Sylvester Moore, NAVSTA Executive Officer; and Maj. George Nunez, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Security Force Company-Guantanamo. Today is Cuban-American Friendship Day. This annual event has been celebrated at GTMO for the past 38 years. It is held to honor the people of Cuba who continued to walk through the gate, those who reside in our community, and those who have made lasting friendships with the people who live and work on station. “It honors the strong bond built by the many years of friendship and the continuous outstanding work ethics made by our special friends,” said Brewer. Cuban commuters have worked alongside GTMO residents and servicemembers for the past 104 years. As recently as 1985, there were more than 50 Cuban commuters who walked daily through the Northeast Gate to support the mission of the base. Today there are only three, all between the ages of 78 and 85. “It’s important, not only to recognize all of the many years of service that each has given in support of the base’s many Cuban/American Friendship Day Luncheonoperations and missions, but also to remember their outstanding community contributions as well,” added Brewer. Among the activities for Cuban-American Friendship Day was the annual run, which started this morning at the Northeast Gate, and progressed to Phillips Park and back to the Windjammer Club, where the day’s signature event begins at noon. The guest speaker for this year’s Cuban-American Friendship Day luncheon is Migdalia Hettler, currently the Deputy Supply Officer, Naval Air Station, Key West, a former base employee and friend to the GTMO and Cuban community. Hettler was born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and began college studies at the University of Puerto Rico at the early age of 16. She eventually graduated in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration. She married a Navy chief, who is now retired, and they have three children and eight grandchildren. Early in her marriage she was a Navy Ombudsman, and was named the Naval Security Group, Galeta Island, Canal Zone Navy Wife of the Year in 1972. She began working in GTMO in 1981 as a Navy Civil Service employee in the Navy Legal Service Office, as the Judge Advocate General Spanish translator and assistant Cuban affairs officer, providing immigration and naturalization services and support to the Cuban (commuters and special category residents) and Filipino communities. She also served as a Navy Ombudsman here until 1985. She later transferred to the Supply Department, serving in a number of different capacities. During her time in GTMO, Hettler was twice named the Cuban-American Friendship Day American of the Year, Guantanamo Bay Woman of the Year, and Athlete of the Year. She also received many service awards and recognition for her work with minority groups, as well as military services and organizations. “Mig Hettler is a long-time base employee and friend to our Cuban community,” said Brewer. “We are very pleased she accepted our invitation to return to GTMO as our guest speaker.” Today, at noon at the Windjammer Ballroom. The guest speaker is Migdalia Hettler. 'Two hearts, one spirit in friendship'

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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 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 pao@usnbgtmo.navy.mil Get the Gazette online at www. nsgtmo.navy.mil Friday, Jan. 26, 2007G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 64 No. 3A Sailor assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) has become a celebrity almost overnight as millions of Americans watched him advance to the next round of the “American Idol” competition on national television Jan. 16. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Jarrod Fowler said he has received numerous telephone calls, e-mails and even a few requests for his autograph after his audition with FOX’s hit series competition aired. Fowler, who has spent much of his time over the past two days giving telephone interviews to local radio and television stations, says he was totally caught off guard by all of the attention. “It’s not just being on national television,” said Fowler. “It’s the chance to represent the entire crew of USS Ronald Reagan. I really want to say thanks to everyone who helped get me here.” The audition, which was taped back in September, took place in Minneapolis while Fowler was on leave. Fowler said he wore his uniform to the audition in order to represent both the Navy and the crew of Ronald Reagan. Once he made it past the ini-Ronald Reagan Sailor advances to Hollywood to next round of “American Idol” competitionBy MCC(SW/AW) Donnie Ryan, USS Ronald Reagan Public Affairstial audition and was handed the coveted gold piece of paper, symbolizing a trip to Hollywood, the production crew requested to visit the ship in San Diego to get footage to be aired on the show as part of his audition. The ship’s public affairs office worked with the production crew so that the millions of television viewers would get to see what Fowler does on a daily basis aboard the ship. “We think all of this attention for Fowler and the Navy is great,” said Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Lenzini, Ronald Reagan’s public affairs officer. “It just goes to show what a talented bunch of Sailors we have aboard Ronald Reagan.” Fowler’s journey to become the next “American Idol” started during Ronald Reagan’s sixmonth deployment last year. The ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division sponsored a multi-week talent show called “Ronald Reagan Idol,” that allowed Sailors to vote for their favorite singer. Fifty-five Sailors competed during an 11-week period to become the first “Reagan Idol.” Fowler was named the winner of the competition with the grand prize being a trip to audition for FOX’s “American Idol.” “It has absolutely been surreal,” said Fowler. “I never thought that participating in a ship’s talent show would lead to this much publicity.” Fowler said he is not sharing any secrets about how far he makes it in the pre-recorded segments, or if the public will actually get the chance to vote for him when the live portion of the competition begins next month. “All I can say is that I made it to Hollywood. You’ll just have to tune in to the show to see how far I make it,” said Fowler. Ronald Reagan is the Navy’s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and completed its maiden combat deployment in support of the global war on terrorism in 2006.'Five for Fighting' to play GTMO John Ondrasik, lead singer for 'Five for Fighting''Five for Fighting' will perform as part of a USO show on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Club Survivor; on Thursday, March 1 at the Downtown Lyceum; and on Friday, March 2, at the Tiki Bar. If this band doesn't sound familiar, here's something to jog some memories. In 2000, 'Five for Fighting' signed with Columbia Records and released America Town on Sept. 26. At first the album made little impact, but a song on the album, “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” became popular after the Sept. 11 attacks. In addition to its status as a 9/11 signature song, 'Five for Fighting' contributed a live performance version of their song “Superman” to the charity album Live in the X Lounge IV. IS2 Jarrod Fowler's audition for Fox’s “American Idol” television series aired Jan. 16, when millions of viewers watched him advance to Hollywood. Photo by MCC Spike Call

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3 Friday, Jan. 26, 2007There is a new person at a desk in Bulkeley Hall, and that person is the first GTMO Naval Station Emergency Manager, Mr. Ken Koellermeier. He is filling a new position, and a very important one in terms of public safety. He brings with him a vast amount of experience in developing emergency management plans and enacting drills in co-ordination with other emergency teams which include fire and police departments as well as hospital paramedic teams. When asked what people can do to help prepare themselves for emergencies, Ken said, “Insure your hurricane supplies are ready and know your shelter locations. Keeping your work and personal contacts up-to-date with current phone, e-mail and cell phone numbers is critical when accounting for personnel in an emergency.” Koellermeier hails from Oregon, and joined the Navy at 17. He spent 30 years on active duty, mostly on submarines, but he also served as a base security officer, and was the Navy on-scene commander for hazardous material and oil spills for the Pacific Northwest. His last tour before retiring was at NavyNew Emergency Manager at the readyBy Marianne Mabbitt, Public Affairs InternRegion Northwest near Bremerton, Wash., where he assisted a number of northwest commands with their disaster preparedness and emergency management plans. After retiring, he briefly worked at a position in a Seattle shipyard, and is now on his first civil service employee position. His wife, Sherri, is attending to family business in Washington state. Their three children, two sons and a daughter, are grown and live in Idaho, Wisconsin and Wyoming. What types of emergencies does he ex-Ken Koellermeier, the new Naval Station Emergency Manager, converses with Anne Hammett, NAVSTA Business Manager.Photo by Marianne MabbittVacek named GTMO's Bluejacket of the YearStory by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeAE3(AW) James F. Vacek joined the Navy at 23 and was recently promoted to his current rank from the Sept. 2006 exam. According to NAVSTA Air Operations Officer, LCDR Paul Devereux, AE3 Vacek contributes quite a bit to the C-12 mission in GTMO. "Petty Officer Vacek is rapidly maturing, gaining knowledge, experience and responsibility, said Devereux. "It has been a pleasure working with him and observing his progress. I am confident he will continue his outstanding performance throughout his Navy career." As an Aircrewman, Vacek has flown more than 411 flight hours, provided outstanding support for 324 passengers, and is involved with many of the day-to-day maintenance issues within Air Ops. Additionally, Vacek's responsibilities have included managing fuel purchases,AE3(NAC) James Vacek, NAVSTA Bluejacket of the Yeartracking all flight hours, and maintaining flight publications and flight records for the entire Air Ops crew. Although Vacek travels quite frequently due to his aircrew status, he has still managed to earn more than 128 college credits to date. "In Vacek’s short time in Guantanamo Bay, he’s transitioned from an unqualified green sailor to a true asset to this command, becoming one of our most trusted and competent aircrewman," said LT Jason Captain, one of the NAVSTA C-12 pilots. "Our expectations for aircrew are very high and Petty Officer Vacek has more than met them. He’s exceeded them." Vacek was chosen as NAVSTA's Blue Jacket of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2006 and transfers from GTMO later this spring. "It’s a rarity when you have a crewman as junior as Vacek perform at the level he has. He’ll be missed, and we all wish him the best," said Captain. pect to handle here in GTMO? “The focus of today’s Emergency Manager is an all-hazards planning and mitigation approach, to prepare and deal with natural and man-made disasters/emergency incidents or events that affects our community,” said Koellermeier. Since history unfolds everyday, he is always expecting the “next big thing” and he is up for the job of helping GTMO get prepared to handle life’s unexpected emergencies.

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4 Friday, Jan. 26, 2007Ombudsman Corner Worship 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. 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 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 ladysgotshuz@cox.netSeveral 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-malarial medications. FMI call Preventive Medicine at 72990.Health NoticeUnderstanding the world of healthcare insuranceMrs. Lena Smith, Beneficiary Services Representative at USNH Guantanamo Bay, provides advice to a customer on Tricare Health Insurance, one of many health insurance programs available to military families. However, Tricare is not available to all GTMO residents. What Are Your Choices? There are many different types of health insurance. Each has pros and cons. There is no one “best” plan. The plan that’s right for a single person may not be best for a family with small children. And a plan that works for one family may not be right for another. For example, if your family includes just two adults, it may be less expensive for each of you to have individual coverage than for just one of you to have a family plan. If you have children, or if you might have children soon, you need a family plan. Because your situation may change, review your health insurance regularly to make sure you have the protection you need. Choosing a health insurance plan is like making any other major purchase: You choose the plan that meets both your needs and your budget. For most people, this means deciding which plan is worth the cost. For example, plans that allow you the most choices in doctors and hospitals also tend to cost more than plans that limit choices. Plans that help to manage the care you receive usually cost you less, but you give up some freedom of choice. Cost isn’t the only thing to consider when buying health insurance. You also need to consider what benefits are covered. You need to compare plans carefully for both cost and coverage. The Patient Accounts Office at Naval Hospital GTMO would like to recommend visiting www.ahrq.gov/consumer to assist you in your choice of coverage best for you or your family while working in GTMO. For questions concerning healthcare charges while here on GTMO please contact our office at 72024.Story by LT Michael A. Barnes, MSC, USNPhoto by HM2 Travis B. Gann

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5 Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 Photo by MC1 Robert LambNew personnel system to affect NRSE employeesBy Corey Schultz, CNRSE Public AffairsPersonnel System (NSPS), 70 Navy Region Southeast employees in the Human Resources Office, Jacksonville and Commander Navy Region Southeast Department transitioned to the new National Security Personnel System (NSPS) Jan. 21 as part of the “Spiral 1.2” transition. “The Department of Defense’s Personnel System is being modernized to provide a new flexibility in the way that civilians are being hired, promoted, and assigned,” former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld noted. Rumsfeld described NSPS as “the most ambitious reform of its kind in a quarter-century.” The new personnel system is a major overhaul of manager and supervisor’s responsibilities. “It’s designed to provide more flexibility to managers and employees,” said Deputy Equal Employment Opportunity for Navy Region Southeast Junarion Hubbard. NSPS is a system that will link pay, performance and mission accomplishment. It will allow managers to develop job objectives directly linked to CNIC’s strategic goals. Managers will quantify for their employees exactly what they need to do to support accomplishing those goals. Employees will have a major participatory role in developing those job objectives. It will allow managers to identify and directly reward high-performing employees. What does this mean and how will it affect employees? Certain features of federal service will not change, such as merit system principles, veterans’ preference, whistleblower protections, anti-discrimination laws, allowances for travel/subsistence expenses and benefits on retirement, health, life, etc. NSPS requires vastly improved communication between supervisors and employees. Employees and managers will sit down together and write employee SMART job objectives. These objectives will be Specific, Measurable, Achieveable, Relevant, and Time-Framed. No longer is an objective such as “writes three articles per month” acceptable. Rather an expanded version, developed in conjunction with the employee, must be developed to give the employee the clear understanding of their performance expectations. This will enable managers to effectively measure employee performance based on completion of objectives linked to CNIC’s goals. Employees will have a major part in developing a performance plan with measurable objectives that will be used to rate employees and determine salary increases. These increases will be based on the employees’ final performance rating. The NSPS performance award can be paid in the form of a salary increase, a bonus or both. Pay will shift from the General Schedule of steps and grades within the steps to a system of “paybanding.” NSPS allows managers the ability to set pay anywhere within the band, vice at step one in the current system, as an incentive to recruit new employees with the skills needed in a rapidly changing world. No one will suffer a pay cut under the NSPS transition. Employees will retain their full salary of their permanent position of record. The changeover to NSPS is a gradual process. Spiral 1.2, affecting more than 66,000 civilians, launched on Oct. 1. More than 12,000 Spiral 1.2 employees converted to NSPS in October; the remaining 54,000 transitioned over the next few months. As of now, there is no DoN approved schedule for when the rest of CNIC is converting to NSPS. However, in preparation for the conversion and to help personnel handle the conversion, CNIC Program management Office is preparing a plan to encompass all the actions required to convert. That plan will include a training aspect and when training is scheduled to commence. For more information on NSPS, check it out on the Web: http://www .cpms.osd.mil/nsps/ Students salute Cuban-American friendship — W.T. Sampson Elementary School students will be recognized at the upcoming Cuban-American Friendship Day luncheon for their participation in the celebration's poster/essay contest. They are: Jalina Perez, Jaedon Schwartz, Julia Perry, Lindsey Walker, Kaitlin Haddock, Christina Motes, Kazandra Johnson, Jada Pegram, Brandon Chernecki, Ana Hernandez, Caroline Bellemen, Felecia Motes and Briana Jackson.

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Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 6MWR Happenings Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Jan. 28, 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 Mondays' early movie is "Daddy Day Care." "Monster-in-Law" begins at 8 p.m. Liberty Events — Jan. 26, 5 p.m., Night Fishing at the Marina. — Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Miniature Golf at the base gym. — Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Chess Tournament at Deer Point.— Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Texas Hold'em at Marine Hill. GTMO Xtr eme Adventur e Feb. 3, 6 a.m. Events includes kayaking, moun-tain 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. Spring Bowling Leagues Begin Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Captain's Cup will be on Mondays starting March 5. Tuesday night open league starts Feb. 13. High Rollers will bowl twice a week for six weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. V alentine's 5K Run Feb. 10, at 6:30 a.m. Run begins and ends at the base gym. Register at the base gym before Feb. 9. Prizes for the best Valentine outfits. FMI call 78344 or 77262. Flea Market and Craft Fair Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. At the Downtown Lyceum. Cost is $15 per table and $25 for a 10 x 10 ft. space. Register at the Ceramic Shop before Feb. 9. FMI call 74795.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 Friday Jan. 26 Unaccompanied Minors 7 p.m., PG, 89 min. The Prestige 9 p.m., PG-13, 130 min. Saturday Jan. 27 Happy Feet 7 p.m., PG, 108 min. The Nativity Story 9 p.m., PG-13, 100 min. Sunday Jan. 28 Blood Diamond 7 p.m., R, 143 min. Monday Jan 29 The Holiday 7 p.m., PG-13, 132 min. T uesday Jan. 30 The Prestige 7 p.m., PG-13, 130 min. W ednesday Jan. 31 Blood Diamond 7 p.m., R, 143 min. Thursday Feb. 1 Eragon 7 p.m., PG-13, 103 min.Blood DiamondGenre: Drama, Romance, Thriller Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connnelly Storyline: Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990’s Sierra Leone, Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman, are joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond. Genre: Action/Adventure, Kids/Family Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman Storyline: In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, you’re nobody unless you can sing—which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins—the Adelie Amigos who instantly embrace Mumble’s cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. Together with the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.Happy Feet

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Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 7 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper(1) Scuba gear, BCD, tank, regulators, octopus, gauges, lights, knifes, weights, gloves, underwater camera, one owner, most items in original packaging, $950. FMI call 2377. (1) Brown, beaded cocktail dress, size 10, $15; black and silver evening dress, size 12, $30; 12-ft. x 15-ft. nylon blue rug, $100; 6-ft. Christmas tree w/ light sets; $30; gas grill with tank, new, $70; various potted plants. FMI call 75607 or 4148. (1) Full-size refrigerator, with freezer on top, portable basketball hoop, Kelty baby backback (infant through toddler), Little Tykes sand and water table, double baby-jogger, Little Tykes Cozy Coop, ride-on toddler car w/push handle, various toddler toys and puzzles, booster seat w/ tray, highchair w/plastic seat cover and tray, matching crib dust ruffle and bumper for boy or girl, Eddie Bauer beach tent, GeoSafari electronic learning system, toddler bed w/mattress, blue, plastic wading pool. FMI call 2507. (1) Nintendo 65 games, $10-20 each. FMI call 3782. (2) 2 SeaDoo underwater scooters. Good to 100 ft., used twice, $275 each, or both for $500. FMI call 75354, 7488 or 90245. (2) 14-ft. aluminum jonboat, comes with 30hp Johnson outboard, and trailer. Motor runs, boat is seaworthy. FMI call 77246 (2) Sony 19-in. LCD computer monitor for $325, Diamondback Mountain Bicycle with accessories for $300; PSP w/ games for $175. FMI call 78681 or 84756. (2) Callaway Golf Clubs, 3 Pitching wedges, graphite shaft RCH 95, very clean, new Callaway grips, $249. FMI call 2156 or 79506. (2) One set of 15-in. wheels for sale, one set 15-in. wheels and tire for a Honda; complete set of taillights for 96-97 Honda Accord. FMI call 90054. (2) DELL Inspiron E1505 Processor, up to AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile technology TL-56 Processor (1.8GHz/1MB cache) Windows XP, $900. FMI call 2163 or 90320. (2) Ab Lounge abdominal machine like new, $90. FMI call 75828. (2) Electric Skillet, never used, $10; Crock Pot ,$10; DVD Player, $25; Panasonic CDR Clock Radio AM/FM, $25. FMI call 75354, 74888 or 90245. (2) Six X-Box games, assorted titles, like-new, $50. FMI call 77828. (2) Everything for sale, furniture, vehicles. FMI call 77516. (1) Red 3/4 size Applause Guitar w/stand, $160; small dining room table w/4 chairs, $120; kitchen utility table, $50. FMI call 77912 AWH or 6354 DWH. (1) Bose radio system/CD system, white, brand new in box. FMI call Dennis at 3418 DWH or 77806 AWH. or 1400. (2) 1988 Toyota Camry, fair condition, auto, power steering, AC, $2,700 OBO. FMI call 78021 or 78017. (1) 1994 Nissan pick-up truck, $600 OBO. FMI call 77479 DWH or 79126 AWH. (1) 1995 Isuzu Rodeo, black, 4x4, power windows and locks, new battery and tires, great island vehicle, $3,300 OBO. FMI call Chris 2351 DWH or 77445 AWH. (1) 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT, V6, red, 48K, automatic w/ autostick, leather interior, power sunroof and windows, Infinity sound system, $15,000. FMI call 77276. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Supply Technician, GS2005-04/05, closes Jan 31; Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-11, closes Feb. Medical Records Technician, GS-0675-05, closes Feb. 2; Office Automation Assistant, GS-032605, closes Feb. 2; Transportation Assistant, GS-2102-03/04/05, closes Feb. 2; Teller, GS-053004/05, closes Feb 2; Budget Technician, GS-0561-06/07, closes Feb. 6; Social Services Aide, GS-0186-03, closes Dec. 28. (2) IT contractor has 2 Systems Administrator positions available. See website: https://cp-itsrmprd.saic.com/main/career portal/ Click on AE (Armed Forces Europe) to get detailed information. FMI call 4862 DWH. (1) W.T. Sampson has the following position available: Educational Aid, GS-1702-04, closes Feb. 8. Applications can be picked up and submitted to the W.T. Sampson Main Office. FMI call Ramonia at 3500. (1) The African-American Cultural Organization (AACO) will hold its AACO Black History Month dance, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m., in the Windjammer Ballroom. Tickets are $20. FMI call 9769. (1) There will be free country line dance classes at the Windjammer every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. FMI call Lupe at 4127. (1) Mandolin instructor for beginner lessons. FMI call Elizabeth 79533 AWH or 72427 DWH. (2) Lost SONY Cyber Shot Digital Camera Model # DSC –T1. FMI call 75828. Jan. 27 – Windward Loop, #17D. 8 11 a.m. Jan. 29 Policies and Procedures Jan. 31 Leadership and Supervision Feb. 5Watch Standing Feb. 7Small Arms Feb. 12Safety Hazards Feb. 14 Uniform Regulations Chapter 3 Feb. 20 Uniform Regulations Chapter 4 Feb. 21 Uniform Regulations Chapter 5 Feb. 26 Uniform Regulations Chapter 6 Feb. 28 Review GameStudy Groups for Upcoming Advancement Exams For SaleClasses are held at 5 p.m., in the Hospital Education and Training room, Bldg. H-12 and are sponsored by the Bluejacket Association. Announcements Employment Vehicles/Boats Wanted Yard Sales Lost

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8 Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 Pentad Employees of the Quarter October December 2006 Pentad Employees of the Quarter October December 2006 Gold Hill Galley:Rolan Cabalatungan (Cook) Davis Bruma (Food Service) Shoshana Hodges (Food Service)Seaside Galley:Marlon Mendoza (Cook) Joey Villablanca (Cook) Joseph Alcantara (Food Service/Maintenance) Roderick Gaddi (Ration Clerk)Leeward Galley:Alejandro Martin (Cook)Behind the Wire:Donald Johnson (Food Service)Cafe Caribe:Courtney Campbell (Food Service)Warehouse:Gurie Neil Thompson (Ration Clerk) International Food Service Association (IFEA) Merit Citation Awards were also presented to 141 Pentad employees for their excellent service.