Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
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Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 2/23/2007
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Vol. 64 No. 8 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 Photo by MC1 Igo WorduLeeward Landing to receive face-liftBy LT Jerry Lee, Port Services OfficerU-boats and LCUs will be the main form of transportation to and from Leeward Landing for the next couple of months.Has anyone every bottomed-out their vehicle on the ramp at Leeward Ferry Landing? If so, in a couple of months, the landing will be completely redesigned. The Leeward Ferry Landing will be closed beginning Monday, March 5, and continue into May. It is estimated that the project should be completed within 60 days, but it could take longer due to scope of work not yet identified. Upon completion, cars should no longer bottomout. During the construction period, the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) and Utility Boat (UBoat) will replace the standard ferry as the main source of transportation to and from Leeward. Maximum capacity for personnel on the LCU is 40 people. Priority loading for the LCU will be conducted as specified in NAVSTAGTMOINST 9820.3S with modifications. Priority loading from Lane 1 is as follows: — Emergency vehicles engaged in an emergency operation; — Government vehicles carrying perishable and/or frozen food in a non-refrigerated truck; — Loaded Air Mobility Command (AMC) Terminal baggage trucks and U.S. Mail vehicles; — Contraband Inspections Units and Naval Courier vehicles with prior approval from the Port Services Officer; — Official military vehicles carrying senior officers; — Vehicles authorized by the Port Services Officer. Priority loading for Lane 2 is as follows: — Government or contractor vehicles utilized for official business or contract compliance, i.e.construction equipment, when in process of completing significant repairs; — MWR Vans carrying entertainers to/ from AMC flights. Modifications include: — No Lane 3 privileges; — No personal vehicles; — No government cars or mini-vans (government trucks and SUVs will be permitted). Personnel transiting the LCU in vehicles must remain in vehicles. No luggage will be allowed on LCU or U-boat. All personnel will be required to use the luggage truck to maximize seating availability. Pre-staging vehicles on Leeward is critical and strongly encouraged. Any questions/concerns, please contact the Port Services Officer at 4831 or 4830.


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 Robert Lamb Journalist................................................................................................................. MC1 Igo Wordu Journalist.......................................................................................................MC2(AW) Honey 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 .G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 64 No. 8It’s been nearly one-year since we arrived here. When you first think of it, your reaction is “A WHOLE YEAR gone away from home, family, things that are familiar and comfortable.” When we got here last February, those were our thoughts and feelings. “We can do it!” and “It can’t be that bad, can it?” We all went through some type of emotional adjustment because of the change in our routine as well as adapting to GTMO. As we are preparing to redeploy after a year of bootson-ground, I constantly hear Troopers say, “It hasn’t been that bad!” or “Seems like we just got here.” We were once the new guys on the block, looking around with the big eyes of wonderment at our new surroundings. Making new contacts, asking the questions, “Why do they call it the NEX and not the PX?” and “It’s on what Barge?” and “$500 for a Hooptie? What’s a Hooptie?” It has been a good experience for most of the Troopers who I’ve deployed with. We’ve had quite a few promotions and “atta-boys.” We have also seen some of the other side; the not-sonice things. We’ve been involved with some major positive changes to the way we handle detainees, making it safer for them and us. We have all grown in many ways. For some, this was their first time away from home except for annual training. For all, it was a time to reflect on what is important in our lives, what makes us who we are and who or what we need in our lives to make them complete. For me, it was the birth of my first grandchildren — a grandson and a granddaughter — the marriage of my daughter, and the death of a close friend. All of these things go together to make me who I am. Some of us have had to deal with the passing of close family members. We’ve had to expose who we really are to our comrades, looking for support and finding that we are all one team, at GTMO. I have made many friends during my time here. Some I will keep in contact with and some I’ll just remember from time-to-time. I have found support from all who I have met here and I want to thank all of you who I may have had to call on to assist me in taking care of our Troopers. I have not met anyone here at GTMO who I would walk past and not shake their hand if I saw them “Off-island”; (another GTMO-ism). From the guys at the C-Pool who are there to help us move equipment, to the folks at the NEX who keep us loaded with goodies from home, to the folks at McDonalds who see me come in the door and have my coffee on the counter before I get there, to the maintenance guys that my office has had to ask time and time again for help to make it better for our Troopers. You have all “Done Good!!!” We can’t get around to everybody to personally thank individually. That would take another year, but I hope that you all know that even though we may not stop you and shake your hand, thanking you for your support, we do appreciate all the time you put into training us to complete our mission. Now you have to do it all over again with new names and faces. But you are all professionals and you do know your jobs and how to make it happen and the next group will realize this very soon and it will be a good tour for them as well. I know that we all can go home knowing that we made a difference here at GTMO, a positive contribution in our effort to make our nation safer from those who don’t like us. Also, know that we have made friends with those we left behind here at GTMO; friends who will continue to serve our armed forces and help us to do what we have to do make our world safer for all.It don't GTMO better than this!Story by Command Sergeant Major David Hare, Maryland National GuardCSM David Hare, Maryland National Guard Sailor of the Week"I was happy," said Seaman Recruit Candelario after his selection. "I couldn't believe it. If you do a good job, your command really sees you know your job. I just work hard and try to do my best."YNSR Yamil Candelario, NAVSTA Base Operations 2 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007


A mobile training team from the Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) at Dam Neck, Va., was at Guantanamo Bay recently to help educate area Sailors in need of leadership training. The Leading Petty Officer Leadership Course (LPOLC), held Feb. 12 -16, at the Fleet and Family Support Center, is geared toward Sailors who are assigned to, or going to be assigned to, primary leadership positions within their respective commands. Mobile training team instructors insist this training is not just another course that Sailors will sit through passively, but offers a curriculum that keeps them invested in learning the leadership skills necessary for their Navy careers. “We use open-ended questions, an open forum setting, role playing, and class presentations to encourage our Sailors to interact with the material,” said AT1(AW/SW) John Boyd, one of the two instructors from CNL. “We use group interaction, and what we call ‘teach-back.’ Each group gathers information together and brainstorms a topic. They then use a chart to illustrate a given topic with one member of the group representing the group and teaching it back to the class. This provides group interaction, as well as the opportunity for them to speak in front of their peers.” The five-day course, covering topics such as counseling, mentorship, personal interaction, and sponsorship, is developed with the new Navy in mind. “Everyday builds up to introduce day five, which is really to promote awareness of today’s Navy. Whether its political awareness or combat crisis management, we want for them to learn the mission and FC1(SW) Keith Barnett, an instructor from the Center for Naval Leadership in Dam Neck, Va., quizzes students about their Navy knowledge.Ombudsman 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 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.net Continued on page 5vision of today’s Navy,” said Boyd. “It’s a paradigm shift from what we have seen in the past. Our leadership, once stemming from traditions, is now moving on toward purpose. We have redirected the curriculum to better fit Sailors where they are now.” BM2 (SW/AW) Raquel Saspe, who attended the class, agrees that actively pursuing positions of leadership before they happen is essential to becoming a strong leader of junior personnel. “I think this class is important because of the learning and leadership experience we get,” said Saspe. “I think we should have this class way before we get into positions of leadership. Leadership is more than just telling your people what to do. It’s getting to know what the y're about so you can understand them better, so you know what makes them motivated to do their job. I learned a lot. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.” This is exactly the mentality the CNL team hoped to inspire in Sailors that attend this course. “The bottom line is a lot of servicemembers are put into leadership or LPO positions without much training,” continued Boyd. “We are now trying to train them before they get into their leadership positions. The biggest benefit this course offers Sailors is that we teach them to ‘know their people.’ We use to only get involved in our Sailors lives until it was too late to help them. Now the goal is to stay as involved as a Sailor will let us.” “The most rewarding thing about being a facilitator for Naval leadership is the impact you have on Sailor’s lives,” he added. “To see the look on their faces when they learn something new; the opportunity to give them tools they can take back and implement. It’s nice to see when they thought they were just coming to an ordinary Navy class and they walk out after five days and say, ‘I had no idea this class was like that.’ Their entire naval careers will be changed if they put these tools to use.”Sailors learn leadership skills3 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007Story and photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs Office


4 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 Cmdr. George Thompson has been selected as the first African-American commanding officer of the Navy Band in Washington. “It’s amazing that in the 21st century, year 2007, we still are able to achieve some type of first as African-Americans,” said Thompson, head of Navy Music Program (PERS-4014) at Navy Personnel Command. “I feel extremely proud and I know I’m very blessed.” According to Lt. Cmdr. David Hodge, who coordinates Navy bands nationwideNavy Band gets first African American commanderBy MCSA Ken Ingram, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairsfor the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), Thompson career and achievements makes him the right person for the job. "The Navy couldn’t have made a better pick to lead the Navy Band in Washington, D.C.,” said Hodge. “Cmdr. Thompson started out as one of the best pianists in the Navy, rose through the ranks and became known as one of its finest musicians. His entire career as a bandmaster has focused him toward this milestone. We’re all certainly proud of him!” Both of Thompson’s parents had musical talent and sang in the choir at the church they attended in Philadelphia. One day after Sunday school, Thompson, to his parent’s amazement, sat down at the church’s piano and started playing simple melodies he had heard in church. They saved and budgeted to get him a piano and private lessons. Thompson enlisted in the Navy in the aviation field. When he arrived in basic training, he was placed in a special company, which consisted of a choir, band and flag details. He was a member of the choir. “On one rare occasion when we received free time, I went to the choir room to play the piano. Another recruit overheard me playing, and asked what my rate was going to be, mentioning that he was going to the Naval Academy Band as a French horn player and that I should try out for the music program,” said Thompson. “I passed my audition and was accepted to the Navy School of Music in Little Creek, Va., thus beginning my Navy music career.” After “A” school, Thompson reported to the Navy Band in Orlando, Fla., where he performed with the contemporary ensemble Flagship. In 1980, he transferred to Navy Band Newport, R.I., as keyboardist and vocalist with the Northeastern Navy Show Band. He was commissioned in 1990 and reported to the United States Navy Band in Washington as the officer in charge of the ceremonial unit, giving him his first taste of playing national-level events. In June 1994, he became the 7th Fleet bandmaster, U.S. Fleet Band on board the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in Japan, and then went to Jacksonville, Fla., as director, Navy Band Southeast. He later became the executive officer of the School of Music. “One of my most memorable times in my career was when I was the director of the 7th Fleet Band and I performed for former President William Clinton during his visit to the USS Independence (CV 62) in Japan,” recalls Thompson. “It was an honor to have him come over and shake my hand after the performance.” Thompson is also the first African-American to be commissioned bandmaster through the Navy Limited Duty Officer Selection Program (LDO). LDOs are technically skilled, former enlisted officers with strong managerial skills. The LDO Program provides commissioning opportunities to chief warrant officers (CWOs), chief petty officers (E-7 through E-9), and petty officer first classes who are selection board eligible for E-7. “I would encourage all young Sailors, regardless of their ethnicity to take advantage of the education provided by the Navy,” said Thompson. “The only person who can hold you back is you.”Cmdr. George Thompson The Defense Department has designated Feb. 25 to March 4, as 'Military Saves Week' to encourage service members and their families to establish savings goals and also set money aside for emergencies and other needs. Base Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) is supporting this effort. FFSC is asking military members to join this campaign as part of Operation Financial Fitness. “The Fleet and Family Support Center is delighted to support Operation Financial Fitness and the Military Saves campaign,” said Paul Walker, Personnel Financial Specialist at GTMO FFSC. “We see an incredible need for improved saving habits in today’s world. This is a model program for changing lives by creating economic opportunity.” Participants will receive helpful financial tips and the much-needed encouragement to continue their savings habit. “Saving money and alleviating debt require dedication, sacrifice and patience,” said Walker. Military Saves is part of the nation-wide campaign, America Saves, and is sponsored by Consumer Federation of America, Department of Defense, NASD Investor Education Foundation, and a nationwide network of Defense Credit Unions and Military Banks. Part of the DOD Financial Readiness Campaign, Military Saves encourages leaders to focus attention on encouraging their troops to get out of debt and save money. For more information on FFSC services call 4141 or visit www.nffsp.org. To sign up for the program and more information, visit www.militarysaves.org NAVSTA GTMO FFSC supports 'Operation Financial Fitness'By Paul C. Walker, Personal Financial Specialist


It's never too late to attain scholastic goalsThere are many reasons why men and women join the Navy when they are young. Some examples may be to learn a job skill, serve their country and probably the most common answer would be to get an education. The days and weeks after graduating from basic training are supposed to be one of the best time periods in a young sailor's life. Months of physical and mental training have finally paid off, and sailors are embarking on a new chapter in their lives. New duty station, travel, more responsibilities and the time and ability to put into action what you have learned from 'A' school and basic training. For some sailors the number one reason they came in the Navy never gets fulfilled. Education! Sailors are serving their country with honor, courage and commitment, but can't find the time for education. They've learned a trade, skill or occupation that they've chosen, but don't understand the sources that they have to further their education. "I'll do it when I get to shore duty!," "Maybe next semester." Education for some can always wait until later. There's plenty of time! Every excuse in the book seems to come up when asked, "Are you attending College?," "Do you have a degree?" or "What are your goals for the future?" It's never too late, but time does go by fast.By MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeThe future for most sailors comes and goes with 20 years of service, a family and then back to the real world, without ever spending time to further their education and prepare and plan for the time after the military. Charles Dickens said in his novel, A Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Shortly after retirement, many sailors feel like they’ve been hit with a ton of bricks. Moving out into the real world and trying to secure a new career is hard enough, but without a degree, a sailors transition may be a bit more difficult than they've imagined. There are many opportunities for people who want to pursue higher education. Just ask the 44 students, some military, some not, who will be walking down the isle at the base Chapel on Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. "It's just something I have always wanted, for myself, and it always seemed just out of reach.," said FCC(SW) Tom Edwards. "I focused on getting a degree about 18 months ago and I've completed my Associates and only have three more semesters to complete a Bachelors degree." They've found the time and the opportunity to pursue an Associates or Bachelors degree in one of many areas of interest. The graduating class of 2007 is a microcosm of American society. Students ages vary, branches of service differ, and their positions here in GTMO are diverse, but the one thing that they have in common is knowing the importance of an education, and no matter how long it takes, it's value can not be measured in dollars. The following students have agreed to participate in the upcoming ceremony. Graduating with an Associates degree are Scott Bates, Avril Blunt, Angel Mota, Wysonia Halstead, Robert Lamb, Monica Birmingham, Tom Edwards, Brian Keith, Wndell Smith, Michele Southard, Liquila Patterson, Carol Perez, Raquel Saspe, Paul Trusdell, Fred Turner, Haywood Williams, Ruth Williams, Megan Wilson, Nicole Williams and Brande Wilson. The following students will graduate with a Bachelors degree: Marianne Mabbitt, Tim Walker, Richard Sode, Richard Perez, Maegan Peace, June Captain, James Isabella and John Durrett. A reception at the Bayview will follow the college graduation ceremony.Continued from page 3Navy Leadership Course ...Boyd does feel that when commands commit to sending their Sailors to one of these courses, it’s imperative they support the learning process for the week they attend class. “The career of these Sailors has to be important to their commands,” said Boyd. “If you know ahead of time that you are putting your people in this course, they can’t afford any distractions during the course. They are essentially TAD to learn how to be a better leader. Sometimes Sailors attendance is interrupted by their commands telling them they have to come back to their work centers. They really need to belong to us while we’re here, so they can focus. We need their input and their participation. They also need to be able to concentrate on their homework assignments.” Courses such as the LPOLC or the Work Center Supervisor’s Course are generally offered in GTMO on a quarterly basis. For a comprehensive schedule, contact NCC Jon Monteleone, NAVSTA Career Counselor at 4488. Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonQM2(SW) Charles Davis listens to a student's presentation on military uniform instructions. Each student was required to present information on programs and Navy regulations as part of the course.5 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007


6 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007GTMO hosts Navy Region So u Story by MC1 Igo Wor d GTMO's own Maj. George Nunez, leads the charge for his team as he scales the rock wall during the competition. The biathlon segment of the NRSE Extreme included firing practice rounds of M-16 rifles. Team GTMO has finished the kayak and mountain bike segments of the race and leaves the Sailing Center for the 9.5-mile run. Each of the 11 teams was made up of four people and at least one female. Eleven teams from Navy Region Southeast endured rigorous conditions and challenges as they battled for the ‘Extreme’ supremacy at the two-day NRSE Extreme Adventure Challenge held at Guantanamo Bay, Feb. 1718. In the end, the team from NAS Key West went home with new bragging rights as they finished the challenge ahead of the rest of the pack. Other military teams participating in the challenge came from GTMO, Jacksonville, Cape Canaveral, Charleston, Mayport, Pensacola, Gulfport, Whiting Field, Kings Bay and Panama City. The competition, sponsored by the MWR, AT&T, Radio 10, and Armed Forces Vacation Club, kicked off Saturday, at 6:30 a.m., from the Sailing Center with teams completing an 8mile kayak race around the bay. Saturday’s events continued with an 18.7-mile mountain bike race, which took them from the Marina, through the ridgeline behind the Caribbean Circle housing area, to the Northeast Gate, and back to the Marina. The third event was a 9.5mile run, up and down John Paul Jones Hill. The final event of the day was a team challenge, which was a relay race involving surfboards and the MWR iceburg. During the second day of the event, the teams completed a rock-wall climbing contest, a 9-mile biathlon, which included target-shooting with M-16 rifles at three-mile intervals, and a 1.5-mile swim across the bay. The team from Marine Corps Security ForceContinued on page 9


7 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007Kayaking was the first of seven different events, and due to the rough water, the course was modified from what was originally planned. Position Team Time 1st Key West 8:54:54 2nd Gulfport 9:06:38 3rd Panama City 9:15:20 4th Pensacola 11:37:37 5th Jacksonville 12:08:47 6th Cape Canaveral 13:27:49 DNF/DQ GTMO, Kings Bay, Whiting Field, Mayport, Charleston NRSE Final Standings Members of T eam Key West proudly display their trophies and first place prizes at the dinner reception hosted by MWR for the athletes and team managers, Feb. 18, at the Bayview. Mountain-Biking was the second of four events on the first day of the race. The course took the competitors over rough terrain from the Sailing Center to the Northeast Gate and back. At the start of each segment of the race, each team had to begin the leg as a unit. The Kayak course used during the two-day event Photos by Devon Christie, MC1 Igo Wordu, and Stacey Byington


Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 8Worship 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. Captain's Cup basketball leagueEssay contest winners — Robert Handley and Muhammed Abdullah, both students at W.T. Sampson High School, are this year's African-American Cultural Organization (AACO) essay contest winners. The theme for the contest was 'Unity through Diversity; Strength through Community. They will read their essays at the AACO Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Windjammer ballroom.Photo by MC1 Igo Wordu Birth AnnouncementMichael and Maria Saddler announce the birth of a daughter, Rina Huguette Saddler, on Feb 10. Men's League standings T eams Win Loss Fusion Devastators 100 Hospital Rams 87 525 Vigilant Warriors 73 Winter's Henchmen 63 Coast Guard 63 Devils 53 Gangsta 55 CBQ Warriors 45 Int'l Players 45 Prime Projects Int'l PPT 46 Burnes & Roe 46 Maryland Boys 46 BCO Bandits 46 W.T Sampson's Guys 37 Pentad 28 Leeward Heat 19 Women's League standings T eams Win Loss W.T Sampson Women 2 1 NAVSTA 2 2 Hospital 1 2JV League standingsTeam Win Loss Cavaliers 3 2 Hawks 3 2 Knicks 2 4League results and standing reflect games played through Feb. 20. Regular schedule for the Captain's Cup will continue for all leagues until March 1 for the JV league; March 6 for the Women's league and March 7 for the Men's league.


9 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday & Holidays Location Time Craft Location Time Craft Location Time Craft Winward 6:30 LCU/UB Windward 6:30 LCU/UB Windward 6:30 LCU/UB Leeward 7:00 LCU/UB Leeward 7:00 LCU/UB Leeward 7:00 LCU/UB Windward 7:30 LCU/UB Windward 7:30 LCU/UB Windward 7:30 LCU/UB Leeward 8:00 LCU/UB Leeward 8:00 LCU/UB Leeward 8:00 LCU/UB Windward 9:30 LCU/UB* Windward9:30 LCU Windward 9:30 LCU/UB Leeward 10:00 LCU/UB* Leeward 10:00 LCU Leeward 10:00 LCU/UB Windward 10:30 LCU/UB Windward10:30 LCU Windward 10:30 LCU/UB Leeward 11:00 LCU/UB* Leeward1 1:00 LCU Leeward 11:00 LCU/UB Windward 11:30 LCU Windward1 1:30 LCU Windward 11:30 LCU Leeward 12:00 LCU Leeward 12:00 LCU Leeward 12:00 LCU Windward 12:30 LCU Windward 12:30 LCU Windward 12:30 LCU Leeward 13:00 LCU Leeward 13:00 LCU Leeward 13:00 LCU Windward 14:30 LCU Windward 14:30 LCU Windward 14:30 LCU Leeward 15:00 LCU Leeward 15:00 LCU Leeward 15:00 LCU Windward 15:30 LCU Windward 15:30 LCU Windward 15:30 LCU Leeward 16:00 LCU Leeward 16:00 LCU Leeward 16:00 LCU Windward 16:30 LCU Windward 16:30 LCU Windward 16:30 U-boat Leeward 17:00 LCU Leeward 17:00 LCU Leeward 17:00 U-boat Windward 17:30 U-boat Windward 17:30 U-boat Windward 18:30 U-boat Leeward 18:00 U-boat Leeward 18:00 U-boat Leeward 19:00 U-boat Windward 18:30 U-boat Leeward 19:00 U-boat Leeward 20:30 U-boat Windward 20:00 U-boat Windward 20:00 U-boat Windward 21:30 U-boat Leeward 20:30 U-boat Leeward 20:30 U-boat Leeward 22:00 U-boat Winward 22:30 U-boat Windward 22:30 U-boat Windward 22:30 U-boat Leeward 23:00 U-boat Leeward 23:00 U-boat Leeward 23:00 U-boat Windward 00:30 U-boat Windward 00:30 U-boat Leeward00:45 U-boat Leeward 00:45 U-boat Note: *Indicates UB Flight Days only. Will Run UB for returning/arriving passengers as necessary. Location Time Craft Windward 7:30 LCU Leeward 8:00 LCU Windward 9:30 LCU Leeward 10:00 LCU Windward 11:30 LCU Leeward 12:00 LCU Windward 13:30 LCU Leeward 14:00 LCU Windward 15:30 U-boat Leeward 16:00 U-boat Windward 17:30 U-boat Leeward 18:00 U-boat Windward 18:30 U-boat Leeward 19:00 U-boat Windward 20:00 U-boat Leeward 20:30 U-boat Windward 22:30 U-boat Leeward 23:00 U-boatInterim Ferry ScheduleEffective March 5, continues through end of Leeward Landing construction Co., which represented Guantanamo Bay, finished strong despite being disqualified near the end of the event (all four team members had to finish all the events). One of the team members had a serious allergic reaction after being stung during the swim by a jellyfish. Maj. George Nunez, leading the MCSFCo. team, said he and his teammates were grateful for the opportunity, not only to represent GTMO, but also to meet the great athletes who came to GTMO for the event. “The events were challenging, and the athletes were competitive and spectacular in what they do,” said Nunez. “We will do very well next year.” At the conclusion of the competition, MWR hosted the athletes to a dinner at the Bayview. “More than anything, I think all the participants in this event did extremely well,” said Craig Basel, GTMO’s MWR director. “Competition like this promotes teamwork, and we saw a lot of teamwork during this event. Thank you for your participation.” Reflecting on Team Key West’s win, Makenzie George, Key West’s MWR fitness director, said, “I am proud of my team for their performance throughout the competition. I think it was challenging and every single team that participated was spectacular.”GTMO hosts 'Extreme Adventure Challenge ...Continued from page 6Photo by Devon ChristieMWR, AT&T, Radio 10, and Armed Forces Vacation Club are major sponsors of the NRSE Extreme Adventure which was hosted at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Feb 17 18.


Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 10 MWR HappeningsDo 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 Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented G-or PG-rated movies. This Monday, "Eragon," begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, "A Good Year," begins at 8 p.m. Liberty Events –– Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Night Fishing, meet at Marina. –– Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Paintball Tournament at the Paintball Range. –– Feb. 26, 7 p.m., 9-Ball at Marine Hill. –– Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Gears of War Tournament at Deer Point. — Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Liberty Bowling at Marblehead Lanes. John Ondrasik Concert — Feb. 28, 9 p.m. at Club Survivor; — March 1, 9 p.m. at Bayview Patio; — March 2, 9 p.m. at the Windjammer. 400-lb. Club Become a member of the 400-lbs. Club. Women's weight class starts at 125 lbs. and men's weight class starts at 250 lbs.Weight categories are 125, 150, 250, 300, 350 and 400 lbs. Call for an appointment or come by and gym staff will assist. FMI call Base Gym at 77262, Marine Hill Gym at 2285, and Camp Bulkeley Gym at 75866. Dodgeball T ournament Feb. 24, 6 p.m., at the Hockey Rink. Six-person teams. Rosters are due COB Feb. 23. Open to all hands. FMI call Racheal or Jessica at 2113 or 77262. Friday Feb. 23 Happily N'Ever After 7 p.m., PG, 87 min. Code Name: The Cleaner 9 p.m., PG-13, 91 min. Saturday Feb. 24 Charlotte's Web 7 p.m., G, 96 min. Primeval 9 p.m., R, 94 min. Sunday Feb. 25 Music and Lyrics 7 p.m., PG-13, 96 min. Monday Feb. 26 Code Name: The Cleaner 7 p.m., PG,-13, 91 min. T uesday Feb. 27 Happy N'Ever After 7 p.m., PG, 87 min. W ednesday Feb. 28 Primeval 7 p.m., R, 94 min. Thursday March 1 Music & Lyrics 7 p.m., PG-13, 96 min.PrimevalGenre: Suspense/Horror and Thriller Cast: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jurgen Prochnow, Gideon Emery Storyline: In one of the most remote places on earth, a bloodthirsty serial killer has claimed over 300 victims, and is still at large to this day. The danger begins as producer Tim Freeman, cameraman Steven Johnson and their rag-tag team set out on a journey up-river in search of their subject. But the deeper they probe into the mystery of this elusive assassin, the deadlier their trip becomes. Genre: Comedy Huigh Grant,Drew Barrymore,Kristen Johnson, Jason Antoon, Billy Griffith Storyline: Alex Fletcher is a washedup ’80s pop star who’s been reduced to working county fairs and amusement parks. The talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there’s a problem—Alex hasn’t written a song in years, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days.Music and Lyrics


11 Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale(1) Scuba Pro Twin Jet fins w/spring backs, Fusion 2 goggles, Sedonda Elite snorkel, XS scuba 7mm boots, SZ 10, equipment hanger, hardly used, $200; Cressi BCD SZ L, with flight control system upgrade, $250; Pinnacle .5mm full wetsuit, SZ L, $60; XS scuba gear bag w/wheels, $45; titanium dive knife w/leg straps, $55; 35mm underwater camera w/ flash, $15. FMI call Jon at 79265. (2) 1994 Mitsubishi GT3000, yellow, yellow and black leather interior, CD, AC, power seats, 18-in. rims. FMI call 77075 AWH or 4165/4577 DWH. (2)1980 Dodge Ram, GTMO special, runs great; 1994 Tiger-shark Waverunner w/trailer, sel-ling as a package, $3,000. FMI call Shawn at 77344. (2) 2005 Dodge SRT-4, black, low miles, stage 2 upgrades; 2005 Raw Titanium Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja, 2,200 mi., like new. FMI call 77925. (1) Honda Shadow motorcycle, 750cc, good shape, low mileage, runs good, $1,500. FMI call 4380 DWH or 77716 AWH. (1) 1992 Buick Lasabre, 4-door, power everything w/automatic transmission, great sound sys-tem, runs great, $2,000 OBO. FMI call Desmond Varner at 79595. (1) 1989 Volvo 740 GL, 4-door, gold, leather interior, perfect mechanical condition, cold A/C, dealership maintenance records, 127K, $3,000. FMI call 75634. (1) 1989 Suzuki Samari, excellent condition, soft top, extra back seat, standard transmission, $3,500. FMI call 77105. (1) 1997 golf cart, excellent condition, 2 complete sets of golf clubs, golf balls, battery charger, 4 extra tires on rims, locker stor-age, $1,500. FMI call 4148 or 75607. (1) Johnson 25-hp outboard motor, 6-gallon fuel tank w/hose, $500. FMI call 84040. (1) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Fire Fighter, PS-0081-03, closes Feb. 23; Internal Fire-fighter, PS-0081-03/04/05/06/07, closes March 3; Medical Records Technician, GS-0675-05, closes March 6; Medical Support Assistant, GS-0679-06, closes March 6; (2) Apple Ipod, 30GB, third generation, white, 6,000 songs, accessories, $200; electrical grass trimmer/weed wacker, $50. FMI call Ben at 77151. (2) Light blue rug, 12-ft.x15-ft., $100 OBO; one pair dive fins, $10; 6-ft. Christmas Tree w/light sets and stand, 430; white wicker table, $10; upright storage cabinet, $10. FMI call 4148 DWH or 75607 AWH. (2) Dell laptop, Windows Vista Premium, 1G memory, 80G hard drive, wireless, $900. FMI call Omar at 7689 or 8153. (2) Bedroom vanity, solid wood, dresser w/two side tables, 2 coffee tables, large electronic cabinet w/ glass shelves, 2 matching lamps, satellite dish, 10-speed bike w/ helmet, bike w/helmet. FMI call 75397. (2) Crib w/all pieces, oak -colored, $100. FMI call 75687. (2) Apple Powerbook G4, 1.5 GHZ, 512 MB, ilife 06, w/in case protective case, $999. FMI call Angelica at 77000. (2) FisherPrice Kick 'n' Play infant bouncer seat, like new, $10. FMI call 77110. (2) Twin jet fins, snorkel, mask, $125; Men's XL Nautica jacket, red, $30. FMI call 75641. (1) New Bose WAVE Radio/CD, brand new, factor sealed. FMI call Dennis at 3418 DWH or 77806 AWH. (1) Snorkel Boots, size 8 and Short/ Med Fins, FMI phone 77503 or 90357. (1) Patio set w/glass top, 2 swivel chairs, 4 standard chairs, $300. FMI call 77105. (1) Emily convertible crib, $90; Cosco Funsport full size playpen, navy blue, like new, $50; Medela double breast pump, 'Pump Style in Advanced' model, $80. FMI call 84040. (1) Sony 400 disc DVD player, $300; Pro-form 495PI treadmill $300 OBO; baby exersaucer, $25, baby bathtub, $5. FMI call 77954. (1) HP color printer, $50; 2 sets of snorkeling fins and mask, $50; Sony digital photo printer, $65; set of 2.5 Pioneer speakers, set of 6-in. JVC speakers, $30 for both. FMI call 78277 AWH. (1) Snorkel boots, SZ 8; short, SZ Med Fins. FMI call 77503 or 90357. Housing Manager, GS-1173-05/07/ 09, closes March 6; Budget Technician, GS-0561-06, closes Dec. 28. (2) Columbia College is seeking a part-time administrative assis-tant. A bachelor’s degree is pre-ferred, but not required. Hours are flexible. Pay starts at $10/hour. Open to U.S. citizens, only. To apply, go to www.ccis.edu select 'Employment,' then 'Employment Application.' Submit application along with a brief resume to Ellen Soucy at the Columbia College Office on Chapel Hill. FMI call 75555. (2) PTO Treasurer needed. Current treasurer will PCS soon. This a great way to volunteer time. No experience needed. FMI call 77067. (1) Satellite Communication Systems, Inc. is seeking a full-time cashier. Please submit resume to SCSI office or email scsi@nsgtmo.com (1) Pottery instructor and artist are needed to conduct pottery and art classes for the GTMO community. FMI call Lisa at 74795 or 84569. (1) The Navy Lodge has one parttime opening for Front Desk Clerk. Flexible hours. Please submit application in person to the Navy Lodge Manager. FMI call 3103, 77970 or 3526. (1) CACI International has job opportunity for an Electronics Technician with experience in installation, testing and preventative maintenance of Land Mobile Radio systems. Candidates should also be familiar with wiring schematics, radio frequency propagation and programming. FMI call Bryan Williams at 4843. (2) Treasures and Trivia would like to say thank-you for all the donations. Accepts reusable clothing, appliances, etc. Please remember to donate items suitable for resale. (2) The Youth Center Cotillion will be on Feb. 27, 7 p.m. at the Bayview. Tickets are now on sale at the Youth Center for $10. FMI call Rachel Simpson or Petrona Christie at 74658. (2) Registration for Spring Session begins on Feb.12, for military and seniors, only. Classes begin on March 19. The local course schedule is available at the office and online. Online course schedules are also avail-able online. To consolidate prior coursework and military training, schedule an appointment with an academic advisor by calling 75555. (2) The Fleet and Family Support Center is offering a 3part class in 'Parenting.' Sessions are Feb. 28, 67:30 pm.; March 7, 6-7:30 p.m.; and March 14, 6-7:30 p.m. An 'Assertiveness Class' will be held March 6, 9-10:30 a.m. FMI call 4141. (2) The Seabee Ball will be March 24. Tickets can be purchased at the NEX Atrium, 10 a.m.2p.m. on Saturdays. FMI call ENS Jeremy Gerrard at 4503. (2) Million-Minute Madness will officially end its community-wide record keeping with a celebration called “Dr. Seuss Backyard Birthday Bash,” on March 2 behind the MWR library from 35:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the W.T. Sam-pson School Commu-nity Home Partnership Committee and MWR. There will be drawings for prizes, the bouncer, rock wall and entertainment provided by the high school drama group. FMI call SonjaLee Pollino at 3500. (2) Free country line dance classes at the Windjammer, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. FMI call Lupe Beltran 4127. (1) The Cycle 195 Navy Advancement Exam will be held from 8 a.m. noon, at Denich Gym (Basketball gym). The schedule is as follows; E-6, March 1; E-5, March 8; and E-4, March 18. Participants are required to show military ID and be in the uniform-of-the-day. FMI call PS1(SW) Riego at 4494. (1) GTMO Girl Scouts and Treasures and Trivia are having a bag sale on March 3, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Gitmo Girl Scouts Father/Daughter dance. FMI call Jen at 77624. (1) Seeking pianist who knows how to read sheet music for solo accompaniment. FMI call 78277 AWH. (1) One Nintendo DS found. Call to identify. FMI call 77614.0 Feb. 24 –– Villlamar, #8D, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24 –– GP, #2D, 8 a.m.noon. 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Halfway through — W. T. Sampson Elementary School students and teachers celebrate completing 100 days of the current school year on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. The 100th day of school traditionally marks the ending of the first half of the school year.Octopi — Watch out for these new octopi specimens at Ferry Landing. Sure Start classes at W.T. Sampson Elementary School recently learned about the letter “Oo” with meaningful activities they will never forget. The children made an 'ocean in the jar' and these outstanding octopi.GTMO Ha GTMO Ha GTMO Ha GTMO Ha GTMO Ha ppenings ppenings ppenings ppenings ppenings Photo by Harriot JohnstonValentine Tea — Arieal Mota waits patiently for her tea to be poured by Deenie Burns during the Mother-Daughter Tea, Feb. 17, held at CAPT and Mrs. Mark Leary's quarters. The tea, sponsored by Guantanamo Bay Spouses Club, raised $700. Proceeds support GTMO causes such as scholarships for W.T. Sampson high school students, GTMO girl scouts, the American Red Cross, and Odyessey of the Mind.Photo by CDR Jeff Johnson Photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonBonding — Marie Santiago enjoys the afternoon tea with her 2month-old daughter, Ninetchca. Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 12