Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 3/23/2007
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).
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Vol. 64 No. 11 Friday, March 23, 2007 Seabees re-dedicate base gymStory and photos by MC1 Igo Wordu, Public AffairsSeabees from NAVSTA Public Works, along with those from NMCB-133, pose for a photo following the rededication ceremony March 19.Twenty years after the base gymnasium was dedicated to EO3 George J. Denich, Naval Station Seabees and members of NMCB-133 re-dedicated the facility March 19, unveiling a plaque bearing Denich’s name. The plaque is mounted above the entrance to the basketball court. NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay Public Works Officer, CDR Jeffery Johnston, says the rededication is important in order to remind the GTMO community of the sacrifices Seabees have made throughout history. “Many base residents have forgotten, or never knew, the story of the gym’s namesake, EO3 George J. Denich,” said Johnston. Denich died April 10, 1963, in a bulldozer accident on what is now known as ‘Denich Hill.’ “He was using a bulldozer to prepare defensive positions for the Marines on a hill above what is now Camp 6,” said Johnston. “As it sometimes happens when working with large equipment on a steep slope, the dozer overturned, and Denich was killed. “Denich’s story demonstrates that the work of the Seabees is dangerous, not just in time of war, or under enemy fire. He reminds us that each time a Seabee steps onto a construction site, lives are on the line, even if the enemy is thousands of miles away.” His family later attended a ceremony naming the hill in his honor, and they placed a plaque at the base to remind everyone of his sacrifice. Twenty years ago, after another generation of Seabees built the base gym, the memory of Denich was renewed when the gym was named in his honor. “Almost 20 years after that, we have again revived his legacy by unveiling a plaque that will remind everyone who uses the gym of its special connection to the Seabees, and to one special Seabee in particular,” said Johnston. “The Seabees are such a long-standing part of Guantanamo Bay that it is easy to take them for granted. But each year around the time of the Seabee Ball, we try to take a step back and rediscover the many contributions that Seabees have made here in GTMO.” “Everywhere you look here in GTMO you can find Seabee history,” said Johnston. “If we hung a plaque on every building, road or sidewalk that bore the handwork of the Naval Construction Force, we’d run out of plaques long before we ran out of facilities.”BU2(SCW) Harry Drake helps unveil the plaque bearing EO3 George Denich's name.


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. 11Friday, March 23, 2007 2A detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has admitted to helping orchestrate the bombings of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 and the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000. The Defense Department has released the transcript of Walid Muhammad Salih bin Attash’s Combat Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) hearing, held March 12 at the detention facility. The tribunal was an administrative hearing to determine only if Attash could be designated an enemy combatant. Attash is one of 14 high-value detainees who were transferred Sept. 6, 2006, to Guantanamo Bay from CIA custody. The CSRT hearings for these detainees are not open to media because of national security concerns, DoD officials said. After hearing allegations against him, including his involvement in the Aug. 7, 1998, embassy bombing and the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the USS Cole, Attash said he carried out “many roles” in the attacks. Speaking through an interpreter, Attash said he met in Karachi, Pakistan, with the operator who carried out the embassy attack just hours beforehand. “I was the link between Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Sheikh Abu Hafs al Masi, and the cell chief in Nairobi,” Attash said. “I was the link that was available in Pakistan.” The U.S. government established the CSRT process at Guantanamo Bay as a result of a June 2004 Supreme Court decision in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden, who challenged his detention at Guantanamo Bay. Between July 2004 and March 2005, DoD conducted 558 CSRTs at Guantanamo Bay. At the time, 38 detainees were determined to no longer meet the definition of enemy combatant, and 520 detainees were found to be enemy combatants.Detainee admits to helping orchestrate USS Cole attackBy Donna Miles American Forces Press ServiceFamily member employment program at GTMOStory provided by Human Resources Office Family members of military and government civilian employees, who reside in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay can now apply for the family member employment program. To be eligible for this preference, such individuals must be at 23 years old and reside with a servicemember or a U.S. citizen civilian employee of a U.S. Government agency, including non-appropriated fund activities Family members will be given preference when applying for competitive GS-1 – GS-15 positions. This preference will only apply to initial appointments into a continuing position, including temporary positions of one year or more. Family member preference will not be given to veterans who are entitled to other government employment preferences. Family members will not be given employment preference on the basis of their sponsor’s rank. Additionally, family members who are not U.S. citizens, but are applying to foreign national positions, will be given preferences. However, such family members will be employed under employment terms and conditions as prescribed in local agreements or instructions. Qualified family members may file applications for employment with the overseas human resources office 30 days before their anticipated arrival to their respective command. Family members may not receive preference until the arrive at the overseas location. Applications may be sent to hro.stateside.applicants@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Normally family members are placed on Leave Without Pay (LWP) status for 90 days when they leave the overseas area. This allows the family member to continue in the Federal service for a period of time to arrive at the new duty station and attempt to secure a new position. The family member is eligible to be appointed into a non-competitive position as long as the family member has at least 52 weeks of creditable overseas service and have received a satisfactory (or equivalent) or better performance rating. The family member remains eligible for this type of appointment for a period of three years following the date of return from the overseas area to the United States. FMI contact the base Human Resources Office (HRO) at extension 4441.


3 Friday, March 23, 2007Great white fleet auctioned offBy MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeSeventy government vehicles were auctioned off March 14 by Dixie Auctions of Jacksonville, Fla., at Ferry Landing. Vans and trucks in varied condition went for as low as $900, and as high as $3,000. The average vehicle went for approximately $1,600, but many people thought they might go for a lot less. “I took out $500 cash from the ATM,” said ETC Steve Dixon. “Since I was only prepared to spend $500, I was disappointed to see each vehicle starting at $500 and then selling for more than $1,000.” More than 350 people ventured down to Ferry Landing in preparation of getting a great deal, but were surprised from the minute the auctioneer, Tom Thornton, started to chant, “$1,000 bid, now two, now two, will yaw’ give me two? $2,000 bid, now three, now three, will yaw’ give me three?” “When I signed up, I was number 406,” added Dixon. “By auction time, they had added another 80. I was surprised to see all of the people, from all different parts of GTMO.” Many people who thought to check the ‘blue book’ on thePhoto by MC1 Robert LambTom Thorton, Auctioneer, recognizes Glenn Meade during the Car and Truck auction on Wednesday, March 14, at Ferry Landing.vehicles and inspect them carefully days before, were prepared and ready to get the best deal possible. “I registered the afternoon of the auction, and then checked the Bluebook for estimated prices. I inspected the vehicles, mostly the Ford Rangers, for quality tires, body, interior, radio, defroster, etc., and then fired it up to check for emissions,” Dixon said. Ferry Landing took on a carnival atmosphere as the fast-talking auctioneer begged for another bid, while bidders shook their heads in disbelief at the rapid increase of prices, thus creating more excitement among the average spectators in the crowd. “I stayed until item number 20 and then realized that since this was one of the only ways to get a used vehicle that people were ready to go higher than normal and still drive away with what they considered a bargain,” Dixon said. Within an hour and a half all the vehicles were sold, the crowd had thinned out and the only thing left to do was wait in line to pay the money. “I ended up buying a 1995 F-350 for $1800. Not a bad deal and it meets my needs,” said Arthur Paquette, a retired Chief Petty Officer, now working as a contractor. “I was able to drive the vehicle home that night and it ran great. Well, great at 25 mph., anyway. Sure, there are a few minor items that need to be fixed radio and one headlightbut for the price, what can you expect?” According to NAVSTA Transportation Manager, John Hardhack, the total for all 70 vehicles sold was $102,325. “The funds will go back into the base transportation account and be used for Naval Station GTMO transportation needs,” said Hardhack.This license plate was found on Yahoo Shopping Auctions. The current bid price was $28.55.Souvenir or government property?Story by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs Office Military personnel, their dependants, and other Department of Defense personnel, travel around the world on a regular basis, so the art of collecting and cherishing the fond memories of a country or state are almost a necessity. Some people may collect coins, flags or artwork to remember their travels. Here in Guantanamo Bay, a person has to be real creative when it comes to collecting items that really depict their time here. Sea shells can be to fragile to pack or send through the mail, fruits and vegetables are not authorized by customs, and T-shirts and pictures have been sent back as Christmas or birth-Continued on page 4


4 Friday, March 23, 2007day presents for the past two and half years. So what do people take back to the states in remembrance of GTMO? Their GTMO license plate, of course. It’s probably not worth anything, but people seem to have a desire to keep their GTMO license plates when they transfer back to the states. Unfortunately, the government-issue GTMO license plate is not a souvenir, nor should it be taken off the island. It’s stealing! According to NAVBASEINST11200.1G, all license plates issued to residents must be returned to the Motor Vehicle Registration Office located on the second deck of Bulkeley Hall before a person officially checks out of their command. Chapter 2 of that instruction states that all private motor vehicles and motorcycles at NAVSTAGTMO must be registered by their owner or the owner’s agent at the Motor Vehicle Registration Office for identification and database entry. Additionally, before a private motor vehicle or motorcycle may be operated at NAVSTAGTMO, it should be registered in accordance with all applicable provisions of this chapter at Motor Vehicles Registration Office and be issued a Guantanamo Bay license plate and decals, or temporary license plate. The license plate shall be affixed with bolts or screws to the rear of the vehicle. And when personnel transfer, the Motor Vehicle Registration Office personnel attaches a temporary license plate (tag) on the vehicle that is being shipped back to the states. This temporary tag is good for 30 days after a person’s vehicle is picked up in the states (not including the time the vehicle is turned in for transportation).Continued from page 3License plates are government property, not souvenirs ...Although many people believe they can buy a license plate through the Motor Vehicle Registration Office or that the Motor Vehicle Registration Office can make personalized license plates, this is absolutely not true. The Motor Vehicle Registration Office only issues government-designed plates and expects them to be returned before a person leaves GTMO. The only way a person can purchase a personalized license plate is through an independent source, authorized by Naval Station Security, by e-mailing officer67@AOL.comStory and photo by MC2(AW) Honey NixonCelebrating the call to serve with compassion March marks a time of remembrance as both American Red Cross Month and Women’s History Month are celebrated. The interdependence of this union has spanned decades, resulting in unyielding support for countless American service-members, with women such as Clara Barton, along with modern-day women, leading the way by dedicating their life’s work with perseverance and compassion. The organization of the American Association of the Red Cross in 1881 would not have happened without Barton’s commitment to serve during times of natural disaster and her battlefield relief work. This woman’s legacy reverberates in the hearts of women, like Denise Clark, Red Cross Station Manager at Guantanamo Bay. “As a child, I saw Gettysburg, the battlefields of Virginia, and later her (Barton) home and National Headquarters in Glen Echo, Md.,” said Clark. “I read stories of her courageous work on the Civil War battlefields, sometimes dragging full-grown men who were in desperate need to medical tents. “She would insist that a Confederate surgeon tend to a Union soldier if his condition were greater than others. She traveled time after time to be in conference with President Lincoln to obtain a new set of orders allowing her to return to the war and to the injured men who needed her. Her thought was injured men should be treated with equal respect. Suffering soldiers neither wore blue nor grey.... the uniform of the day was only red.” The American Red Cross offers women like Clark the chance to exercise their natural strengths in a work environment that welcomes strong women workers. “I think women have an edge because of their compassionate nature,” said Clark. “I remember once when a Gunny Sergeant with the Marine Corps told me that he felt the Red Cross was the heart for his Marines. Since he always had to treat his Marines as Marines, he was glad there were people that could have heart, when he wasn’t able to. That made me very proud of the work I do.” Clark’s work for the Red Cross has been an 18-yearlong relationship, resulting in many accolades over the years, mostly in the form of sincere ‘thank-yous’ from servicemembers and/or their familyContinued on page 5 Denise Clark conducts business out of her office located in the Fleet and Family Support Center.


5 Friday, March 23, 2007Ombudsman Corner Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77957 Pager 4084-2390 ur_1ombuds@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 Captain's Cup basketball league Men's League Second Round Play-offsFriday, March 16 Fusion Devastators 44, Burns & Roe 14 Monday, March 119 BCO Bandits 42, Vigilant Warriors 31 Winters Henchmen 58, Devils 34 Int'l Players 51, Hospital Rams 26 SemiFinalsTuesday, March 20 Int'l Players 39, Winter's Henchmen 38 Wednesday, March 21 Fusion Devastators vs. BCO BanditsLeague results and standing reflect games played through March 20. Men's semi-final game between Fusion Devastators and BCO Bandits was yet to be played at press time. Results for that game and the finals will be posted in next week's Gazette.Continued from page 4Celebrating the call to serve with compassion ...GTMO Indie Short Film FestivalSunday, March 25, 2 p.m., at the Windjammer. Special guests will be Actress Tracy O'Connor and 'Hollywood Mayor' Johnny Grant. members in need. “I remember when I assisted with a suicide prevention for a young girl,” remembers Clark. “Within 30 minutes of her mom calling here to tell us the girl’s plans, we had the emergency workers at her house. Red Cross was the only number her mother had to call. I will never forget how being a part of pulling those resources together made me feel.” Clark learned much about emergency planning during her education at University of California at Berkeley by earning her bachelor’s degree in environmental science with an emphasis in disaster planning and management. She also has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. Clark not only used her education to support her call to serve, but also to carry on Clara Barton’s legacy. “I look back now, and wonder if I wanted to know what it was like to walk in her (Barton) footsteps, to help people, to make a mark on my time, and make a difference. When working in (Washington) D.C., I visited the Red Cross Museum, not far from the White House. There, simply framed, was the red and white armband of Clara Barton. Worn for many years, it was stamped with the names of many countries, as if it were her passport — places in Europe, Africa and Cuba. "It had frayed edges of red material shown under many layers of cloth, as if when the emblem could bear no more, a new Red Cross insignia was sewn on top. "What a wonder to have such a valued item of humanitarianism worn by such a courageous woman in our history. Not many in our world have touched so many lives, smiled upon so many faces, as Clara Barton. I hope to be a fraction of a measure of her great worth.” Clark need not worry about making her mark hastily. Barton founded the American Red Cross at the age of 60, and went on to lead the organization for the next 23 years. Perhaps the greatest inspiration is that there are women today that possess those same qualities of commitment to compassionate service. “When we hold tribute to our women in history, we think of the women who served long ago,” said Clark. “However, there are women in the military and the Red Cross today on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, on ships, and even in our small communities who dedicate their lives to others. They have become the fine thread that is woven though the cloth of the Red Cross. “During Women’s History Month we should all pay tribute to all women,” Clark added. “At one time or another, women from all over the world have dedicated themselves to help others. The names of these women will forever be etched in our hearts and in our history.”


6 Friday, March 23, 2007 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 Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, March 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, "Happy Feet," begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, "X-Men: The Last Stand," begins at 8 p.m Liberty Events — March 23, 6 p.m., Paintball Tournament. — March 24, 5 p.m., Barracks Bash, at Camp America. –– March 26, 7 p.m., 9 Ball at Marine Hill. –– March 28, 6 p.m., Liberty Bowling at Marblehead Lanes. ––March 29, 5 p.m., Barracks Bash, at Camp America, at Deer Point. –– March 30, 7 p.m., Last Buck party, at the Windjammer. FMI call 2010 or 77421. Racquetball T ourney March 23, 24, 9 a.m., at the Base Gym. Doubles the first day, singles the second day. Register by COB March 22. FMI call 78344 or 77262. Armed Forces Kid's Run March 31, 8 11:30 a.m., at the high school track. A pool party will follow at the Windjammer Pool. Come dressed as favorite TV/movie character. Fun games and food for everyone. FMI call Denise at 78344 or Nadine at 77262. Dusk 'T il' Dawn V olleyball March 31, 6 p.m. 6 a.m., at the Base gym. Co-ed teams with at least one female player. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. FMI call Denise at 78344 or 77262. Friday March 23 Epic Movie 8 p.m., PG-13, 81 min. Wild Hogs 10 p.m., PG-13, 99 min. Saturday March 24 Stomp the Yard 8 p.m., PG-13, 114 min. The Messenger 10 p.m., PG-13, 90 min. Sunday March 25 Because I Said So 8 p.m., PG-13, 101 min. Monday March 26 300 8 p.m., R, 117 min. T uesday March 27 The Messenger 8 p.m., PG-13, 90 min. W ednesday March 28 Epic Movie 8 p.m., PG-13, 81 min. Thursday March 29 Because I Said So 8 p.m., PG-13, 101 min.The MessengerGenre: Horror, Science Fiction Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett Storyline: A family moves into a run-down sunflower farm. As the farm begins to revive after years of disrepair, the family begins to notice uncomfortable and alarming changes in their father’s behavior. Genre: Comedy Diane Keaton, Many Moore, Gabriel Macht, Tom Everett, Lauren Graham Storyline: Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She has raised three fantastic girls to become the kind of women any mom would die to have. The only problem is they’re about to strangle her. In order to prevent her youngest, Milly, from making the same romantic mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set her up with the perfect man. The one thing Daphne decides not to tell Milly, however, is that she placed an ad in the online personals to find him.Because I Said So


7 Friday, March 23, 2007 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale(2) Women's clothing, sizes small and medium, women's shoes, sizes 6, 7, name brands in great condition. FMI call 77113. (2) Evenflo 'My Step' twin stroller, excellent condition, $50. FMI call 77828. (2) AbLounge abdominal machine, like new, $85. FMI call 75828. (2) Sony 400 disc DVD, $300; baby 'Exersaucer," $25; baby bathtub, $5. FMI call 77954. (2) iRiver H10 20GB MP3 player, 1,000 songs, excellent condition, $150; large crock pot, $10. FMI call 75666. (2) Brother MFC-210 all-in-oneprinter/copier/scanner, includes USB cable and extra ink cartridges, new, $100; large, oversized, chair w/matching ottoman, fair condition, $35; full size couch, good condition, $100; Olympic weight set and bench, $100. FMI call 9794 DWH or 77806 AWH. (2) Cocktail, side, and sofa tables, glass top and bronze finish on legs, $125; kitchen table, black wood w/gold trim on side and 4 matching chairs, $65. FMI call 77098. (2) Lawn mower, $120 OBO; weedeater, $80 OBO, 27-in. TV, $120 OBO, 19-in. TV, $60 OBO. FMI call 77123 or 3287. (2) Compaq 15-in. flat panel monitor, mint condition, $200. FMI call Fergie at 6277 DWH. (1) New speargun, $200. FMI call 77084 or 2205. (1) Potted plants for sale. FMI call 77310. (2) 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup, 77,762 K, excellent condition, $9,200 OBO. FMI call Mr. Owens at 3108, 77198 or 90020. (2) 1993 Honda Civic LX, green automatic, power windows, AC, 4WD, good condition, $2,900 OBO. FMI call 78663 or 9804. (2) 1992 BMW 535i, black, very good condition, $5,000. FMI call 77696. (2) Harley Davidson, 1200 Sportster, Anniversary edition, $7,900. FMI call 77310.And the answer is ... — Students brainstorm answers to questions during the W.T. Sampson Elementary School's 2007 Quiz Bowl, held March 15 at the school gym. The competition was an effort to help students prepare for annual standardized tests. Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon(2) 2000 Toyota Celica, black, 70K, (1) 1999 Honda Rebel, low miles, good mechanical cond-ition, $1,300 OBO. FMI call Mike at 77789. (1)1992 Acura Vigor, rims, sunroof, automatic, good A/C, power windows, excellent mechanical condition. FMI call 90054 or 4222. (1) 1999 Kia sedan, damage on rear bumper, view and make best offer. FMI call 79539. (1) Mitsubishi Lancer, OZ Rally, 4-door, A/C, power win-dows, manual transmission, 4-cyl., only $3,200 miles, $18,000 OBO. FMI call 4523 DWH or 75507 AWH. (1) 1993 Honda Civic LX, green, 4D, power windows, A/C, good condition, $2,900 OBO. FMI call 78663 or 9804. (1) 1988 EZGO 36V golf cart w/ charger, cami paint job, fender mounted ice chest, new HD 4ga wiring, $850. FMI call 75622 AWH. (1) 1984 Wellcraft V-hull center console w/Evinrude 115 HP OB, rebuilt in 2005, clean, good shape, CD player, fishfinder, dual batteries, radio, new bimini, $8,000; 2005 Hobie Outback kayak, paddle, foot and sail driven, excellent shape, fish rod holders built in, all accessories along with anchors, Marine Radio, $3,000 for both. Will negotiate price for one. FMI call Kevin at 75680. (1) 1990 883 Harley Sportster, custom paint, runs well, motor in VCG, needs minor work, $3,200 (2) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Purchasing Agent, GS-110506/07, closes March 23; Budget Technician, GS-0561-06/07, closes March 23; Budget Technician, GS-0561-06, closes March 23; Protocol Specialist, GS-030109, closes March 23; Supply Technician, GS-2005-04/05, closes March 23; Financial Technician, GS-0503-05/06, closes March 26; Human Resources Asst., GS-5/7, closes April 2. (2) SAIC has a job opening for an Administrative Assistant. The position is within NAVSTA's Information Systems Department. Please forward resumes to DellML@usnbgtmo. navy.mil or call 4616. (2) The Navy Lodge has one parttime opening for a Front Desk Clerk. Please submit application in person to the Navy Lodge manager at the Navy Lodge. FMI call 3103, 77970, or 3526. (2)The NEX has the following job openings: Lead Sales Clerk, Leeward Mini-Mart, full-time position, LGS-2091-04; Personalized Services Clerk, full time position, LGS-2091-03; Cashier, Cash Office, full time position, LGS0530-03; Sales Clerk, part-time, LGS-2091-01; Cashier, Front Line, LGS-2091-02; Cus-tomer Service Clerk, full-time, LGS-2091-3. FMI call Kitty Case at 75041 or Maci Georgi at 74115. (1) The Odyssey of the Mind high school students would like to thank the GTMO Community for their generous donations to the Money Tree at the NEX this past weekend. With your donations, our students will be able to go to Michigan State University at the end of May. They will use their creative thinking skills to solve problems and compete against teams from around the world. We wish our students the best and thank them for showing the world another positive aspect of Guantnamo Bay Naval Base. Good Luck to all. (2) Female cat needs good home, spayed, declawed in front, 6-yearold, moving. FMI call 75666. (2) Need a home for affectionate and easy-going male cat, oneyear-old, neutered, declawed in front, loves children and other pets, moving April 7. FMI call Rebecca 79242, 2450, or 79569. (1) Will pay cash for newer pickup w/canopy, SUV, or van and fishing/pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at 77977 or 2129. March 24 –– Caribbean Circle, #25D, 7a.m. noon. March 24 –– Caravella Point, #17B, 8 a.m. March 24 –– Caribbean Circle, #31A, 8a.m. noon. Vehicles/Boats Employment Yard Sales Wanted Announcements


8 Friday, March 23, 2007GTMO Happenings Dancing with Dad — LT Robert Trujillo dances the night away with his daughter, Kaitlin, at the Father-Daughter Dance, March 17. Proceeds raised will benefit local Girl Scouts.Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon Photo by MC1 Robert LambIrish eyes are smiling — CECS(SW) John Inglis plays his bagpipes during MWR's St. Patrick's Day festivities. Inglis' father 'convinced' him to learn to play the instrument when he was young hoping that one day it would come in handy, and it did. Photo by MC1 Igo WorduGreen means go — Runners turned out in various shades of green for the St. Patrick Day 5K run, March 17. Photo provided by Sheila NealGo fish — Paul Walker, Sheila Neal, Gary Neil, and Ed Biller show off the fish they caught during the St. Patty's Day Fishing Tournament March 1618. Winners for the three categories were: Out of Bounds: Sheila Neal, 26-lb. Dolphin; In-Bounds: MA1 Leon Sandstrom, 19.8-lb. combined weight; Shark: Shelby Kinder, 30-lb. Altantic Sharpnose. o