Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Publication Date: 4/20/2007
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Vol. 64 No. 15 Friday, April 20, 2007 Continued on page 9The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto is “Semper Paratus,” meaning 'Always Ready,' and this motto was extremely appropriate last week as five of the world’s most accomplished wakeboarders invaded Guantanamo Bay. The five professional wakeboarders arrived at Guantanamo Bay with more than 40 pieces of luggage, boards, video cameras and an aspiration to showcase one of the worlds fastest growing sports. But prior to getting on the water, they needed a very important piece of equipment — a very fast boat. And how does someone get a boat down to GTMO? They contact the Coast Guard of course. Coastguardsman, Billy Marsh, attached to U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301 (PCU 301), based out of Cape Cod, Mass., along with MWR Director, Craig Basel, and MasterCraft boat company, collaborated in order to get a $95,000 speedboat on the barge and delivered to GTMO in time for the wakeboarders’ exhibition. Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding the wake of a speedboat on a single board. The faster the boat, the better the techniques. MWR rents boats at the Marina, but did not have the type of boat that two-time wakeboard champion Andrew Adkinson needed. Adkinson, along with Pro Wakeboard Tour participants Keith Lyman, Zane Schwenk, Jack Blodgett and Mikey Marsh (younger brother to Coastguardsman Billy Marsh) gave five separate exhibitions throughout the week. MWR taxied large groups of spectators out to the old fuel pier, while others watched from the shore. For more than an hour each time, the riders flipped, swung and rolled their bodies,Story and photos by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs Office 'Semper Paratus' to make a splash Andrew Adkinson, two-time World Champion Wakeboarder, wants to get a better view of GTMO, so he flies through the air higher than the base of the fuel pier. More photos on pages 6 and 7.


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 te Guantanamo BayVol. 64 No. 15Friday, April 20, 2007 2Commands expecting incoming Sailors for overseas/ remote duty assignments can now see suitability results in real time on BUPERS OnLine (BOL), effective April 9. “Using BOL to report suitability takes about 15 seconds, which is far less than the time it takes to type and release a naval message,” said Lynn Saarinen, Navy Personnel Command Overseas Screening coordinator. “The reliability of this system compared to the message system is a great benefit to the Navy.” Testing on the BOL application began in 2006 in selected geographic areas with a high volume of screenings conducted. Command career counselors (CCC) can access the application on BOL and fill in the pull-down menu items as appropriate. The move to online reporting makes it possible to update the database in 'real time,' according to Saarinen. When a CCC records the information into BOL, gaining commands can immediately Effective April 14, Sailors using the Perform to Serve (PTS) Web site will be required to log in using a Command Access Card (CAC) containing their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates. The move was made as part of the Navy’s ongoing fight against identity theft and to protect information contained in DoD Web sites and applications. "The Navy is implementing this new security requirement Overseas assignments suitability results online in order to protect both the personal information of our Sailors and the integrity of our computer network resources,” said Master Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Jean Allie, Navy Personnel Command, PTS coordinator. “This will strengthen the depth of Privacy Act and personal information protection in the PTS network.” The new security requirement restricts users from accessing the Web site from view the results. In addition, the primary officer and enlisted distribution systems are automatically updated informing the detailer of completion of screening. According to Saarinen, feedback from the fleet on the new method is very positive. “The real-time display benefits the Sailor, the detailer and the gaining command,” she said. “This makes it much easier to keep track of the Sailor’s screening status.” Commands will still be required to provide personnel support detachments with the Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment (NAVPERS 1300/16) signed by the medical facility and transferring command. The current message reporting process will also remain an option for those commands without Internet access. “It’s important to note that reporting by Naval message is still active,” said Saarinen. “Some ships suffer from nonexistent or minimized connectivity. For those commands, reporting will be business as usual." home unless they have a CAC reader installed on their home computers. PTS coordinators and the Navy’s Customer Service Center are aware of the new condition and will work with users via email, as appropriate, to submit PTS applications. Since its inception in 2003, PTS has helped balance Navy ratings, while giving first-term Sailors a solid career path before they can reenlist or negotiate transfer orders with their detailers. “PTS allows Sailors the opportunity to convert from an overmanned rating to an undermanned rating or reenlist in their current undermanned rating,” said Senior Chief Personnel Specialist (SW/AW) Ron Miller, Navy Personnel Command, PTS coordinator. “Ultimately, this should increase advancement opportunities.” The new CAC login requirement will affect career counselors as well. “Career counselors are responsible for inputting their Sailors’ information into PTS,” added Miller. “They should make sure they are holding regular career development boards, and getting their Sailors into PTS in a timely fashion (the time frame is 15 months prior to EAOS/ 12 months prior to PRD). They must update PTS monthly with any changes, and make sure their Sailors are qualified if applying for a conversion.”Story by MCC Teresa J. Frith, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs CAC card now a requirement to access PTS website Story by MCC Teresa J. Frith, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs May 3, 2:30 p.m., in Bulkeley Hall Auditorium.NAVSTA 'All Hands' CallThere will be an awards ceremony followed by an open forum. All NAVSTA military and civilian personnel should attend.


3 Friday, April 20, 2007Story and photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs Office New CFSs learn to help others with money Money. Perhaps there’s never been a more intimidating adversary. People kill over it, fight for it, and divorce over it. Yet, many never learn to respect its power. Paul Walker, NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay’s Fleet and Family Service Center’s (FFSC) Command Financial Specialist, has seen its’ victims many times over, and he aims to combat the misuse of money with the best weapon he has — education. This past week, Walker has used education to arm a group of 18 servicemembers to become Command Financial Specialists (CFSs) for their junior members, in the hope they will pass on the financial tools they are given. “The Command Financial Specialist course gives these guys the tools so they can put on GMTs, provide education and training, and financial counseling,” said Walker. “Personal finance is a readiness issue. It’s tied into everything. If you are not soundly managing your finances, it can impact your personal well-being and your career.” The CFS course is offered twice a year in GTMO. Students must be E-6 or above, and are required to have a year left at the command they are attached to. “This is a Navy-wide instruction and program, so anyone trained here can also take the information on to their next command,” added Walker. “There are 14 different areas that make up the course curriculum,” he said, “ranging from saving and investing, developing a financial plan, home and car buying, the Thrift Savings Plan, and military pay issues.” The newly trained CFSs are anxious to pass their newly learned information on. ‘“I am going to take it uponMissoula Children's Theater auditions set for April 28Story contributed by Ken MillerMA1 (SW) Robert Mueller looks over financial case histories during the Command Financial Specialist Course, April 16. The students learned how to offer financial counseling to other servicemembers.An audition will be held for Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of 'The Jungle Book, April 28, at the Elementary school gym from 46 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 p.m., and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among the roles to be cast are 'Mowgli' (the man-cub), his friends 'Bagheera' (the panther) and 'Akela' (the leader of the pack), the entire wolf family, 'Shere Khan' (the tiger) with his side-kick 'Tabaqui' (the jackal), 'Nag' and 'Nagaina' (the cobras), 'Darzee' (the bird), 'Hathi' (the master elephant), 'Rikki-TikkiTavi' (the mongoose), 'Kaa' (the rock-python), 'Buck' (a buck) and of course the 'MonkeyPeople.' All students, grades kindergarten through 12th-grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week. The production will be presented on May 3 4, 6 p.m., at the Windjammer. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Guantanamo Bay is sponsored by W.T. Sampson PTO and MWR. For more information, call Ken Miller at 77365.Continued on page 8 Missoula Children's Theatre


Story contributed by AD1 Corelle StreetAlcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987, is observed by communities throughout the United States and is a national grassroots effort to support research, education, intervention and treatment for alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Alcohol Awareness Month offers community organizations concerned about young people and families an opportunity to work together to not only raise awareness and understanding about theOmbudsman 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 Local activities promote Alcohol Awareness Month in GMTO negative consequences of underage drinking, but to highlight the need for local action and intervention. This year’s theme — Together, We Can Stop Underage Drinking! — emphasizes the need for comprehensive efforts that involve citizens, organizations, law enforcement, media, and others in preventing underage drinking. This month the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP), in conjunction with MWR and the FCPOA, has planned several alcohol free activities throughout the month to educate and promote alternate activities without the use of alcohol. Underage drinking contributed to more than half of the command referrals to SARP in the past year. Scheduled below are the activities planned: April 21: Family Skate night sponsored by FCPOA April 21: and a Barracks Bash at the Cuzco Barracks for all unaccompanied personnel, sponsored by MWR. For more information or if you wish to participate, please contact AD1 Street, or LT Otto at 72650 or 72128. Winners from the U.S. Naval Hospital's Half Marathon pose for a group photo, April 14, in front of the base gym. There were 37 participants and three teams, along with 20 volunteers from the hospital. Sponsored by the Naval Station Hospital's SARP in celebration of Alcohol Awareness Month. The winners were as follows: Women Individual : 1st Place — Barbara Altera; 2nd Place — Lisa Houle; 3rd Place — Amber Dach. Men Individual: 1st Place — Wilfredo Turell; 2nd Place — Jonathan McComb; 3rd Place — Rafael Rivas. Teams: 1st Place — Nick Chokas and Kim Giebel; 2nd Place: — Al and Clint; 3rd Place — Surgical Team GTMO.Photo contributed by Lisa Dula Night of the Hollywood StarsApril 21, 7 p.m., at the Bayview. FMI call 75604. Come dressed as favorite movie character. Tickets are $12 per person. 4 Friday, April 20, 2007


5 Friday, April 20, 2007 Residents need to be aware of GMTO's traffic rules and regulations When servicemembers or civilians get stationed overseas, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the laws and restrictions of that particular area, especially those relating to motor vehicle and traffic regulations. Everyone in Guantanamo Bay who owns or operates a motor vehicle should be familiar with the station motor vehicle and traffic regulations NAVSTAINST 11200.1. Station instructions are updated frequently with new information, and the motor vehicle and traffic regulations instruction is no exception. The latest update implements Department of the Navy traffic safety policy and regulations, and is consistent with the special circumstances of GTMO. Some of the changes that may affect motor vehicles operators can be safety issues, such as motorcycles are now required to have their headlights on at all times, and all drivers are to comply with NAVSTA police members acting in the execution of their duties. Everyone should know about the station speed limit 25 mph on most roads, but many may not know there is a 10 mph or less restriction on any parking lot, pier or flight line. The use of cellular phones by the operator of a moving vehicle is prohibited, but using a hands-free cellular phone device, such as a console-dash mounted, or otherwise secured cellular phone while driving, is permissible. Parking around GTMO and especially at Windward Ferry Landing has always been a topic of uncertainty for many residents. Long term parking (LTP) in all areas is defined as more than 72 hours, but not normally more than 30 days. In order to park a vehicle that is considered ‘long term’ operators must obtain a serialized ‘Long Term Parking’ placard from the Vehicle Registration Office, authorizing a specific parking space and period of time. An emergency point of contact must be provided in the event the vehicle needs to be removed from LTP. The placard must be visible in the parked vehicle, and must be removed and returned to the Vehicle Registration Office prior to expiration. All accidents or collisions involving a motor vehicle must be reported to NAVSTA Police immediately. No person can leave the scene or move their vehicle in an accident or collision which involves death of any personnel, damages to government property in excess of $10,000, or damage to private property that exceeds $5,000. Only NAVSTA Police are authorized to stop or detain persons suspected of violating traffic regulations, and issue citations, but what does the violator do with the ticket he or she has been issued? They may be required to attend ‘Traffic Review Board.’ Any member of the NAVSTA Police authorized by the Security Officer to issue traffic citations has the right to issue a DD Form 1408 (Armed Forces Traffic Ticket), upon reasonable belief of a traffic offense. A copy of the citation will be given to the driver or vehicle owner at the scene, or as soon as possible thereafter. Upon receipt of a citation, the violator is advised of his or her right to an administrative hearing at the GTMO Traffic Review Board, and his or her right to plead ‘no contest’ and waive such a hearing. The violator shall also be advised of the number of points that will result from a “no contest” plea. If the violator does not contest the citation and does not desire an administrative hearing, he or she shall write the words ‘No contest’ and sign the citation. If the violator does not enter a ‘No contest’ plea on the citation, the Security Officer will refer the citation to an administrative hearing. If the traffic violation is severe enough that a driver will or may lose his or her license, they will be advised that a mandatory appearance at the GTMO Traffic Review Board is required and the citation will be appropriately marked. If points assessed put the driver over an individual limit of 12 points in 12 months, or 18 points in 24 months, there isn’t any option to plead ‘no contest.’ They must attend Traffic Board. Points assessed to a driver’s privileges can vary from ‘Failure to initially register,’ or ‘Registration expired by 30 days’ (3 Points), to ‘Willful disobedience of NAVSTA Police during the performance of his official duties’ (4 Points). The Security Officer will revoke all driving privileges for a period of one year for any person who receives a liable finding from the Traffic Magistrate for the following offenses or violations: — Manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; — Driving while intoxicated; — Driving under the influence; — Any felony in which a motor vehicle is used; — Fleeing the scene or failure to report an accident resulting in the death or personal injury to any person; — False statement to law enforcement or vehicle registration officials concerning — False statement to law enforcement or vehicle registration of-Story by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs Office Continued on page 9 Driver’s must possess a license from either one of the 50 states or a locally issued license from NAVSTA Public Works Department in order to drive in GTMO.


Friday, April 20, 2007 6 Andrew Adkinson conducts a 'backroll,' accomplished when a rider flips backwards or rolls over the wake on an axis parallel to the direction of the board. Wakeboarder Jack Blo d 'ESPN the Magazine.'MasterCraft Pro Wakeb o MasterCraft Pro Wakeb o


7 Friday, April 20, 2007 Pro wakeboarders Keith Lyman, Mikey Marsh, and Zane Schwenk routinely reach heights up to 20 feet. Andrew Adkinson is a professional wakeboarder who has performed around the world.Photo illustration by MC1 Robert Lamb d gett gets his picture taken by a photographer working for o ard Tour o ard Tour


Friday, April 20, 2007 8 'Stash Your Cash' program offers savings New CFSs learn to help others with money ... Navy Federal Credit Union’s Guantanamo Bay branch office will participate in the fourth annual National Youth Saving Challenge with a goal of increasing youth’s savings account balances during the week of April 22-28. The theme of this year’s challenge, 'Stash Your Cash,' encourages young credit union members to open savings accounts and/or make savings deposits during the week. Young Navy Federal members who visit the branch office and make a $25 deposit into their savings account during the week will receive a 'Flexible Flyer.' Young members can also complete a 'Savings Challenge Pledge Card,' which will be displayed in the branch office. The pledge card helps teach savings goals — kids state what they are saving for, how much they need to save, and when they plan to reach their savings goal. Any member under the age of 18, who visits a Navy Federal branch office during Youth Saving Week, can fill out an entry form for a drawing to receive one of 25 $100 Easy Start Share Certificates. The Youth Saving Challenge is intended to help credit unions such as Navy Federal build strong relationships with young members and their families. Educational materials are provided to help parents partner with Navy Federal in helping youth understand the importance of saving and how to best achieve their financial goals. Visit the Navy Federal Guantanamo Bay branch office, April 22-28, located at the NEX Atrium, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.5 p.m. Navy Federal is the largest credit union in the world with $27 billion in assets and 2.8 million members. Navy Federal has 116 branch offices and 316 proprietary ATMs located worldwide. The credit union serves all the Department of the Navy (DON) military and civilian personnel, contractors who provide service to or work for DON on a regular basis, and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit: www.navyfcu. org. Story contributed by Navy Federal Credit UnionContinued from page 3 myself to give the information that I learn to junior sailors, so they feel comfortable with big purchases, and don’t find themselves in a bind with indebtedness,” said ET1 (SW/ AW) Michael Schiltz, a student in the class. “We also have a financial spreadsheet that is geared toward military members. That’s a useful tool to see where you are financially. I was looking forward to learning about that in particular.” “The Excel financial planning spreadsheet the Navy has developed is an important tool for the students to have,” agreed Walker. “They are required to do one on themselves and then we sit down and review it. The idea is that they can sit down with someone and use the tool effectively.” Walker envisions his students leaving the course and operating as the first line of defense in educating junior personnel on any financial issue or answering any questions they might have concerning their finances. “It’s a collateral duty, but hopefully they will leave with the information they need to help the junior personnel,” said Walker. “If it’s a situation that requires a lot of their time and takes away from their mission, then they can refer their people out to me. We (FFSC) have many monthly classes about finances, and CFSs let them know what resources are available. “The idea is the get people to take the initiative before they run into a problem,” he added. “Oftentimes when people don’t pay their debts, their commands get notified. We would like to see more people use the services, and be more proactive with their finances. They (the students) see in their daily lives with their own peers how important managing your finances is. A lot of people just don’t know any better and they just need to learn how to make better choices.” “I am excited to take back what I learned to others, and having an impact by helping junior personnel make better choices with their money,” said Schiltz, “Plan for the future. That’s what we are aiming at.”


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. Continued from page 1Wakeboarders make a splash in GMTO ... April 20, 4:30 p.m., at the Boy Scout Hut. FMI call Terry at 77142 or Guy at 75815.Boy Scout Troop 435 Parent's Meetingaspoline and not buzzing through the water at 40 plus mile per hour. “The show the wakeboarders put on was a great one. It got better with every jump and trick they performed,” said W.T. Sampson student, Joshua Blood. “They are truly professionals at what they do, and they showed that even when the water conditions weren’t that good, they still did some pretty tight tricks.” In between practicing their techniques, putting on shows, and even teaching some servicemembers how to wakeboard, the athletes toured the base to meet other professionals who, too, at times, put their lives in compromising positions. “One of the coolest things about being here in GTMO is the fact that we got to see the history, we got to see the sailors, soldiers and marines perform what they do on a daily basis,” said Zane Schwenk, 2001 Wakeboard National Champion. “To see these sites and be here is incredible. Everyone we talked to said they loved being here. But there is some hard work going on here as well. It’s really amazing what’s going on here. I got goose-bumps when we heard the national anthem playing in the morning, and then to hear training going on at the firing range in the background. It’s amazing what people are doing here.” The athletes reiterated time and again that they were honored and privileged to be in GTMO, but the sentiment was reciprocated by everyone who came out and witnessed the skills that the young men posses. “It was great to see an impressive and fun sport being pro-Traffic rules and regulations ...Continued from page 5moted by world class professionals here in GTMO,” said Amy LeVault, who watch from the fuel pier, April 13. “The fact that they spent their off time in Cuba visiting the troopers at JTF, the Teen Center, and other residents of GTMO is truly a representation of the support for the military in America today. MWR offers an amazing variety of activities for us, one month a film festival, the next wake-boarders. Now that’s a variety." Years of practice have given these five professional wakeboarders opportunities to travel around the world and showcase their abilities to whomever wishes watch, but they also have a craving to teach others what they know. “If we were fortunate enough to ever come back, we would like to take the time and bring people out on the water and teach them what we know,” mentioned Schwenk. “Waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding, I don’t care, what ever we can do to come back, my schedule can be adjusted to come back here.” “It’s unreal. I’ve been all over the world, and to see these people here and the support that they’ve shown us is great,” said Jack Blodgett, professional wake-boarder and film producer. “If I could, I would come back in a heartbeat. It’s our pleasure to come down here for the military.” Because these five wakeboarders are on a professional tour that sends them around the world, it may be a while before they get back, but one person must stay behind and complete his military duties, Marsh, who was instrumental in getting these athletes here in the first place, will remain until June. “These are the guys that I idolized when I was growing up, so it’s awesome to have them down here sharing their knowledge and expertise with everyone,” said Marsh. Marsh is in GTMO performing his military obligations, but also takes time to participate in the sport he loves. Many will find him out on the water practicing backrolls, boardslides and other techniques behind a rented MWR boat in the bay almost every weekend. He added that he follows the Coast Guards’s motto “Semper Paratus,” meaning “Always Ready,” and is ready to teach what he knows about wakeboarding. He says he is willing to spend some of his free time, and coordinate opportunities for service members and civilians to come out on the water and ride with him until his departure. “I am very approachable and open to teaching and helping out anyone,” said Marsh. So if anyone wishes to pursue or attempt what they witnessed this past week, go for it! ficials concerning ownership or operation of a motor vehicle; — Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle belonging to another person, which does not amount to a felony; and — Refusal to submit to ‘implied consent’ testing while driving while intoxicated, or driving while impaired by alcohol. For more information on Guantanamo Bay’s Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulations, see NAVSTA Instruction 11200.1.9 Friday, April 20, 2007


10 Friday, April 20, 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, April 23, 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, "Angels in the Outfield," begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, "A Guy Thing," begins at 8 p.m Liberty Events — April 23, 7 p.m., Night Fishing — April 25, 7 p.m., Liberty at Marblehead Lanes — April 27, 7 p.m., Night Fishing –– April 28, 7 p.m., Social at the Bayview. –– April 30, 7 p.m., Last Buck Party at Marine Hill and Deer Point Liberty Center. FMI call 2010 or 77421. Coaches Needed Looking for dedicated volunteers to coach Little League. Those willing to coach or be an assistant coach, must sign up at the base gym by April 23, and show up for the draft to be held April 26. FMI call Jessica at 2113. Month of the Military Child April 27, 2:30 6 p.m. Parade will begin at MWR Youth Center and end at Coopers Field. FMI 3446 Army 10-Miler Pre-Qualifier May 5, 5 a.m. at the base gym. This race can qualify participants for a 10-mile run in Washington D.C. FMI call 3181, 84010 or 9721. Cinco De Mayo May 5, 7 p.m. at the Bayview. Tickets are $12.50. FMI call 75604. Friday April 20 The Astronaut Farmer 8 p.m., PG, 102 min. Blades of Glory 10 p.m., PG-13, 93 min. Saturday April 21 Bridge to Terabithia 8 p.m., PG, 95 min. Breach 10 p.m., PG-13, 120 min. Sunday April 22 Black Snake Moan 8 p.m., R, 115 min. Monday April 23 Daddy's Little Girl 8 p.m., PG-13, 95 min. T uesday April 24 The Astronaut Farmer 8 p.m., PG, 102 min. W ednesday April 25 Ghost Rider 8 p.m., PG-13, 110 min. Thursday April 26 Black Snake Moan 8 p.m., R, 115 min. Bridge to TerabithiaGenre: Comedy Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson Storyline: Charles Farmer had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was in the NASA’s astronaut training program and well on his way when he was forced him to drop out. But Farmer was not a man to let anything stand in the way of a dream. He spent the next decade and every cent he had building his own rocket in a barn on his ranch in Story, Texas, working toward the day when he could triumphantly launch it into space.The Astronaut Farmer Genre: Action Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Anna Sophis Robb, Josh Hutcherson, Zooey Deschanel, Lauren Clinton, Bailee Madison Storyline: An 11-year-old boy has his life changed forever when he befriends the class outsider, a girl. Together they create the world of Terabithia, an imaginary kingdom filled with giants, trolls and other magical beings.


11 Friday, April 20, 2007 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale (2) Queen bedroom set, includes post-style headboard, footboard, side slats, 1 night stand, 1 double dresser w/mirror, 1 custom-made double-padded queen mattress and box spring set, like new, $1,500. FMI call Katie at 77892 or 72019. (2) Nikon digital camera, 5.1 megapixels w/memory card and case, like new, $200. FMI call 78448 AWH. (1) Dining set, 4 chairs w/matching wall unit, girl's spring and summer outfits, 3T-5T, speakers, 10-in. FMI call 77957. (2) Ibanez 2470 electric guitar, gig bag, rarely used, $400 OBO, round kitchen table w/4chairs and 2 leaves $50 OBO; hundreds of dollars worth of acrylic and glaze paints, $50 OBO; ceramic light house, ceramic lone sailor, ceramic lighthouse scenery set, best offer; Compaq computer monitor, best offer; women's SM snorkel mask and fins; women's dive boots, SZ 5.5, $40 OBO; 2-man tent, used once; $15. FMI call Todd at 75885. (2) Graco baby swing, green/navy striped, battery powered w/3 speeds, $20; instep double jogging stroller, navy, $30; double stroller, navy/white, $20; single stroller, light green/multi color, $10; plastic folding baby tub, $5; Gerry bed attachment, $5; 2 plastic-style booster seats, $5; Graco portable playpen, navy/jungle print, $30; 3 Reeves watercolor tube paint sets, 12 colors, $5 each; bike rack for car trunk, holds 2 bikes, $10. FMI call Heather at 77877 AWH. (2) Variety of potted plants. FMI call 2986. (1) Nari Anna dress, size XL, purple w/beads, scarf, never worn; Scene dress, size 7/8, coral w/scarf, worn, great for prom. FMI call 77712 or 72944. (1) Sony Cybershot, 5.1 megapixel digital camera, with accessories, like new, 5 memory sticks w/case, USB cord, 2 sets of rechargeable batteries, battery charger, Sony carrying case, $300 OBO. FMI call Key at 78636 AWH. (1) Titanium dive knife, $50; fish scale, $30; AB Biller wood speargun, $180; 2 wetsuits, XXL, $40 each; 10lb. weight belt, $30; 2 masks w/ snorkels, $20 each set; large fish bag, $15; charcoal grill, $40; outdoor sun chair, $20; Little Tykes cube slide, $20; score keeping b-ball hoop, $20; booster carseat, $10; Leap Frog LeapPad, w/cartidges and carrying case, $20; LG George Foreman grill, $10; rice cooker, 5cup, $10. FMI call 75584. (2) Mazda 2000, black, good engine, new tires, battery, and alternator. FMI call Chris 77502 AWH or 2156 or 2369 DWH. (2) 2000 Ford Taurus, blue, automatic, very good condition, $7,500 OBO. FMI call Aishia at 79557 or 2500. (2) 1975 Chevette, runs well, $800 OBO. FMI call Jill or 2351 or 77182 (2) 1997 Ford Ranger XLT, extended cab, rebuilt engine, brand new clutch, Sony CD player, AC, runs great, $4,500 OBO. FMI call 78448 AWH. (2) 2003 Chevy Venture Warner Brothers extended edition van, 72K, DVD system, front and rear AC, 8passenger, $12,500 OBO; 2003 Buick Rendevous, 38K, leather seats, excellent condition, $16,000 OBO. FMI call 72285 or 75859 (2) Boat and trailer, 17-ft. Osprey, canopy top, all fishing gear included, $4,600 OBO. FMI call 75736. (1) 1994 Saturn, manual transmission, excellent AC, 2-door, $3,000 OBO. FMI call 79027. (1) 2002 Escort, gray, good condition, clean, $4,200. FMI call Joyce at 77030. (1) 1993 Toyota Camry, AC, moon roof, leather interior, $4,000. FMI call 75520. (1) 1994 Buick Lasabre, maroon, 4door, auto transmission, AC, AM/ FM cassette, power doors and windows, under 120K, dependable car, $4,400. FMI call 77939 AWH or 4640 DWH. (1) 1994 Honda Civic EX, very good condition, runs well, AC, power windows, sun roof, 123K, $3,500 OBO. FMI call Matt at 4575, 84159 or 77192. (1) 2001 LS Crown Victoria, blue/ gray, electric windows, doorlocks, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, new tires, headlight assemblies, tint, police interceptor. FMI call $8,400 OBO. FMI call 77606 AWH or 4410 DWH. (1) 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan, green, leather interior, V6, $3,200, OBO; 2005 Wildfire motor scooter, 150-cc., green, $1,300. FMI call 90891 or 77499. (1) 2001 Hyundai Elantra, silver, manual transmission, runs great, AC, power windows, 1 owner, available May 12, $4,000. FMI call Stacey at 4502 DWH. (2) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Secretary, GS-0318-06, closes April 20. Financial technician, GS-0503-05/06/07, closes April 23; Financial Management Analyst, GS-0501-11/ 12, closes April 23; Office Automation Assistant, YB-326-01, closes April 30; Supply Technician, GS-2005-03/04/05, closes April 30; Budget Technician, GS-0561-05/06/ 07, closes April 30; Patient Accounts Technician, GS-0503-05/ 06, closes April 30. (1) Lynx is looking for a part-time sales agent, must work holidays and be flexible with working hours. Please drop resume at Bldg. 834 in the Lynx Office. (1) Satellite Communications Inc. (SCSI) is seeking a full-time service representative. Please submit resume to the SCSI office or email scsi @nsgtmo.com. (2) The Jamaican Independence Day Committee will hold a fish fry April 21, 11:30 a.m. 8 p.m., behind the Cuban Club. All proceeds go to the JIDC. Music and refreshments will be available until midnight. Tickets are $5. FMI call Benford Taylor at 77576 AWH or 75041 DWH. (1) There will be a carwash and food sale April 22 at the NEX Atrium, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. There will also be a GTMO Idol Contest May 12, and 26, in the Sunken Garden (behind the Gold Hill Towers). All proceeds will benefit the Philippine Independence Day celebration. FMI call 74891. (1) Girl Scout Leader’s Day is April 22, 2007. Girl Scouts USA recently celebrated 95 years of leadership and service and the GTMO Girl Scout Committee is proud of the leaders who keep the program running strong. The Girl Scout leaders have volunteered countless hours to plan fun activities for the girls to develop strong, confident personalities. Thank you to our Sure Start Daisy Leaders — Heather Hartman and Kristen Swart, Kindergarten Daisy Leaders — Kathy Arlinghaus and Ronelle Givens; Brownie Leaders, — Teri Key and Jennifer Amaio; Junior Leaders — Anika Hickok, Susan Otto, Harriot Johnston and Gigi Miller; and our Cadette Leader — Cynthia Hardin. (1) Thank you to the GTMO Lifeguards for teaching the children to swim. To the Chapel and PWOC: Thank you for the blessing you have been on our family. To the GTMO School of Dance: we enjoyed our 2- years, thanks for the expertise and your devotion to the children. To the Hoofman family: The “big fish” got away, so we’ll take a rain check on the fishfry. Shout-out to the hard-working men and women of the BCO. To W.T. Sampson Elementary: Thanks for the dedication. To the Binning, Hausworth, Ivey, and Mueller families, and all our many GTMO friends: Thanks for all the great beach times and special memories. You all will be greatly missed. May God richly bless your families as you have blessed us. Till we meet again, Steven, Laura, Sarah, and Christopher Puchner. (1) It sure doesn’t feel like I’ve been here for three years, but it has. I’ll miss my job. I have made a lot of friends and added to my extended family. I really appreciate all the prayers that follow me to my new home. Remember, I’m going to be in Charleston, SC at the Weapons Station. Sincerely, Roberta Stanley. (2) One set of keys in Caribbean Circle housing near 23D. FMI call 77877 AWH. (2) Will pay cash for new pick-up w/canopy, SUV, or van and fishing/ pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at 77977 or 2129. (1) Piano teacher for private lessons. FMI call Omar at 78455. April 21 –– Caribbean Circle, #4D, 7 10 a.m. April 21 –– Marina Point, #N325B, 7 11:30 a.m. April 22 –– Center Bargo, #1155, 8 a.m.noon. Vehicles/Boats Wanted Lost/Found Announcements Yard Sales Employment


12 Friday, April 20, 2007 GTMO Happenings 'Pebbles' — A sea turtle is discovered at Cable Beach. Onlookers named her 'Pebbles,' as she was nestled among the rocks on the shore.Lei-making — Amelia Smith shows Lily Borema, a Daisy Scout, how to make a plumeria lei, April 17, at W.T. Sampson Elementary School.Goodies — HM3 Tina Townsend, with the Bluejacket Association, delivers goodie bags filled with coloring books, crayons, and little toys to the Sure Start classes at W.T. Sampson Elementary School, April 16. Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb Photo by Harriot Johnston Photo by Harriot Johnston Photo contributed by Jaime Ackerman Earth Day is April 20 Full Swing — The Captains Cup Softball League is in full swing, and at this point the Hydroids and the Rocking Anchors are all tied up with winning records of 5-0. Monday, April 23, these two teams will go head to head to see who will remain undefeated.