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Vol. 64 No. 23 Friday, June 15, 2007 Guantanamo Bay is Animal PlanetStory, photos by MC2 Kim Williams, NAVSTA Public AffairsToledo Zoo researcher Peter Tolson educates local children about the Cuban Tree Frog during the annual 'Reptile Show' June 9 at Windmill Beach. Lions, and tigers, and bears oh my! Well, not exactly. Iguanas, geckos and toads are among the species here at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). These creatures are among several protected species native to the area that base officials, in conjunction with zoo researchers, are working hard to protect. Base environmental specialists, natural resource specialists and Dr. Peter Tolson, director of conservation and research for the Toledo Zoo, manage the fragile wildlife and landscape of GTMO. So whats so special about GTMO? Why are the species and landscape here so interesting? The islands largest terrestrial reptile, the Cuban rock iguana, is rare outside of the gates of GTMO and categorized as a protected species. According to the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, one large contributing factor to the Cuban rock iguanas decline in the wild was trapping for importation in the pet trade. Today, there are laws preventing this. The rock iguana is not the only protected species here at GTMO. The Cuban brown boa, an endemic specie, meaning its not found anywhere else in the world, is also tracked on base. GTMO is also one of the only places on the planet that sea turtles nest year round. GTMO is the only Cuban location that researchers can study these [protected species] animals, said Christopher Creighton, environmental compliance program manager, the survival rateSee ANIMAL, Page 7
Commanding Officer.....................................................................................Capt. Mark M. Leary Executive Officer..........................................................................................Cmdr. Sylvester Moor e Acting Command Master Chief..............................................MACM(SW/AW) Nancy Brewton Acting PAO/LPO.............................................................................................MC1 Robert Lamb Journalist/ Asst. PAO..........................................................................................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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 23Friday, June 15, 2007 2 Journalist..................................................................................................MC2 Kimberly Willia ms Indoor soccer Indoor soccer Indoor soccer Indoor soccer Indoor soccerRegistration is now open for the upcoming indoor soccer tournament. Registration fee is $14 per team of seven. FMI contact the base gym or ET1 Jerry Ramm at 4721. NEX & Commissary:very similar, yet very differentAs a member of the military, whether active duty, reservist, retiree, or family member, two of the benefits you receive for your dedicated service are Exchange and Commissary privileges. Here in GTMO, the Navy Exchange (NEX) and Commissary are collocated. Both offer great merchandise at significant savings, and both make an important quality of life contribution to the community. But, did you know that they are run very different? The Exchange and Mini marts are run with non-appropriated funds. That is, they are self sufficient, using virtually no tax dollars. NEX operates in much the same way as civilian retailers. Profits from NEX/Mini marts sales pay for associate payrolls, workman's compensation, health insurance, retirement benefits and for building and renovation of stores. A small amount of tax dollars pay for the salary of the few military assigned to the Navy Exchange System, uniform management fee, and for some transportation of goods to overseas exchanges. Even though you still save every day on NEX merchandise, NEXCOM must make a profit. If a profit isn't made, contributions to MWR would decrease and so would your quality of life. Currently, GTMO's NEX is giving our local MWR program $53,423 per month to help support quality of life programs. On the other hand, all Commissaries, whether on Army, Air Force, Navy, or marine Installations, are running by the defense Commissary Agency in Ft. Lee, Va. Unlike the NEX these military supermarkets are subsidized with the tax payer dollars. You pay for your groceries at cost plus a five percent surcharge, which is added to your bill. This surcharge is used to build new stories, provide upkeep on existing ones, pay Commissary associate's salaries, and operating expenses. This is why you will see a lower retail price for Commissary items versus higher prices in GTMO's Mini marts for identical items.From NETC and MCPON Public AffairsRecognizing that current operational tempo and support for the global war on terrorism have made it challenging for some Sailors to complete their ratingrelated associate degree, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen has rescinded the requirement for chief petty officers to have their associates degree to be eligible for advancement to senior chief. Times have changed since we developed the requirement two years ago, said Mullen. We still view education as exceptionally valuable for our senior enlisted force. But we realize that in light of the challenges Sailors face in todays dynamic security environment, not everyone has the same opportunity to pursue an associate degree. Nearly nine months of analysis resulted in a set of statistics CNO and the master chief petty officer of the Navy determined too detrimental to the career op-Associate degree requirement rescinded for advancement to E-8portunities of a significant number of chief petty officers. If the policy were to remain in effect, fully 35 percent of the chiefs eligible for advancement in fiscal year 2011 would be at extreme risk of not meeting the requirement. This policy revision shifts the focus from education as a requirement for advancement to E8, to education as an important consideration in selection for advancement. According to Campa the revision is also tied to the CNOs endorsement of chiefs as deckplate leaders. Campa emphasized that revising this policy should not be viewed as the Navy backing away from its commitment to education and added, Our commitment to education must be measured by the access and opportunity we provide to our Sailors to pursue off duty education. We must work to create those opportunities.
Friday, June 15, 2007 3Worship ServicesCatholic Catholic Mass Mon. thru Fri. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel) Confession, Mon. thru Fri. 5:15 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sat. 4:15 p.m., Sun. 8:15 a.m. Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. ( Main Chapel) Eucharistic Adoration, daily 24 hrs. Protestant Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, Main Chapel, 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m. Monday Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Wednesday Mens Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Gospel Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary A) Thursday PWOC 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Sunday, Protestant Liturgical Service, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Sanctuary A) Monday, Family Home Evening, 7 p.m. (rm. 8) Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m. Filipino Christian Fellowship (Sanctuary A) Sunday Worship, 7 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Sanctuary B) Bible Study, Thursday, 7 p.m. Sunday Worship, 5:30 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Sanctuary D) Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist (Sanctuary B) Prayer Meeting, Tuesday 7 p.m. Vesper Meeting, Friday, 7 p.m. Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Service, Saturday, 11 a.m. Bible Study, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. I slamic Service (Sanctuary C) Friday Worship, 1:15 p.m. United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg. 1036, next to Phoenix Cable) Sunday Service, 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Second Friday of the month, Rm. 11, 7:30p.m. Ombudsman Corner Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77957 Pager 4084-2390 email@example.com Machele Friend Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Ombudsman State-side Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org 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.milApproximately one year from now the U.S. Navy will be adapting new uniforms and associated new uniform polices Navy-wide. So that everyone is prepared to properly execute this event. Sailors must be familiar with the new uniforms, uniform polices, and the methods of delivery including planned changes to the annual Clothing Replacement Allowances and more. In the next few weeks, the Gazette will publish articles and guidelines that reflect these changes. Please stay informed, log on to www.NKO.navy.mil or check out upcoming NAVADMIN messages. The jackets we (The U.S. Navy) are provided are the Gore-Tex Parkas (Extreme Cold Weather Coat) with the small tab on the front on which the other services attach rank insignia. What is the Navys policy on our parkas? ANSWER: Reference: U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, Chapter Six, Section 8, Article 6802.3.p,l and r. No rank insignia tab or device will be attached to the Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS). Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) [GORE-TEX]: The ECWCS camouflage parka and/or trousers are authorized for wear with the woodland and desert camouflage utility uniforms. The parka and trousers will not have any accoutrements, including rank insignia. It is important to note that those Navy personnel deployed or serving with other services may be outfitted in accordance with chapter 6, sec-Informed Sailors make better Sailors !Editorial by MC1 Robert Lamb, NAVSTA Public Affairstion 6, of the Navy Uniform Regulations and NAVADMIN 038/07 for those serving with Army, and chapter 6 section 5 for those serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. As always, keep an ear open for future uniform policy change for Navy personnel assigned to other services. To eliminate any confusion, shoulder insignia are required to be worn on the Camouflage Cold Weather Coat. Unlike the ECWCS, it does not have a tab located center front between the breast pockets. Shoulder insignia are required on Camouflage Cold Weather Coat for E-7 and above only. The grade insignia will be centered on shoulder straps of the camouflage cold weather jacket (field jacket). Coat, Camouflage Cold Weather The camouflage cold weather coat (commonly referred to as the Field Jacket) is authorized for wear with the camouflage utility uniform. Insignia, Shoulder officers, warrant officers, and chief petty officers will wear embroidered rank insignia of the same size worn on their shirt collars. The grade insignia will be centered on shoulder straps of the camouflage cold weather jacket (field jacket). Place the outer edge of each device approximately 3/4 inch from the squared end of the shoulder strap. NOTE: This policy is currently under review and is anticipated to change in support of the Gortex Parka that will be worn with the new Navy Working Uniform (NWU). Also under review for inventory streamlining are the different types of cold and extreme cold weather coats being used in the Navys uniform arsenal. Chris Massaro and IS2 Naomi Fruge are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Adeline Sara Massaro, May 29, 2007. Baby Adeline weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces, 19 1/2 inches. It's a girl !will hold its 2nd Annual Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction. June 23, 6 p.m. at the Windjammer. Open to all base residents. FMI 4127 or 72273Hispanic American Heritage Association
Friday, June 15, 2007 4Base organizations foster educationStory by MC1 Igo Wordu, NAVSTA Public AffairsYear after year, local organizations do everything from organized car washes, to bake sales in order to garner scholarship funds for graduating students at the W.T Sampson elementary and high School. Each year, or ganizations such as the Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), Boosters Club, and the Guantanamo Bay Spouses Club offer monetary scholarships to students who excel in academics. For this current academic year, three students, Audrey LeVault, Ira Harmon Wenze III, and Stephanie Tickner, were recipients of scholarship awards from these organizations, totaling more than $5000. The award recipients were selected after they successfully satisfied several criteria, which include a minimum of 3.5 Grade Point Average, an essay submission describing how GTMO has influenced them, recommendations from teachers and career counselors at the school, and their involvements with community service. The idea, according to CPOA president, Chief Yeoman Ginamarie Doherty, is not to highlight a particular student but to encourage them to set and achieve high academic standards. Our selection criteria was based on academic merit, essay, and community involvement, said Doherty. We asked the students to write about how they will use their education to make an impact on their community and benefit society as a whole. While presenting a scholarship award on behalf of the Guantanamo Bay Spouses Club, Ronnette Moore, said that the organization was impressed by the academic prowess displayed by the students. She also stressed the importance of encouraging the younger generation to strive not just for academic success but successes in other aspects of their lives. Audrey LeVault, who was this years valedictorian, will attend Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA beginning this fall. She plans on becoming an elementary school teacher. Currently, she's taking a lifeguard job in Yokosuka, Japan to earn money for college. The scholarships she received will be a great help towards paying for school, Bradley LeVault proudly said about his daughters award. Audrey appreciates them and she will not disappoint those who chose her for the honor. Ira Wenze will be heading to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Tallahassee, Fla. He hopes to become a doctor, while Stephanie Tickner will pursue a Journalism degree at Florida State University. The GTMO community really supported us as we raised over 900 dollars. It has been a long-standing tradition for the CPOA to award a scholarship to recognize an outstanding high school student in the GTMO community. We feel it is our way of giving back to the community. One main reason any association exists is to give back to the community, said Doherty.From left: academic awardees Audrey LeVault, Ira Harmon Wenze III and Stephanie Tickner (bottom) had the top three grade point averages in their graduating class. Photo illustration by MC2 Kim Williams ArmbrusterRobert Banks Kevin BartonCh eyenne Basel Katie Belleman Caroline Brewer Tiffany Brittle Heather Bryan Naijib CameraBen Colon Nerilu Crouse Breanna Davis Courtney Dula Aiesha Frye Cory HairstonAmy Hairston Aaron Hammett Patty HandleyRobert HardinChelce Keener Morgan Kelly Gabriel Kemp Hayden Kimmins Britany Lamb Nichole LeVault Audrey LeVaultSamuel Lowe Samantha Massa Renee McCarthyEryn McGill Stacey MonteleoneMatthew Mouzon Shamisa Negron Noemi OcampoCaitlyn Paquette Travis Paquette Joshua Perez Jason Philbert Danny Ramirez Gabriel RobargeT yler Scott Jerry Tickner Stephanie Watson Garrett Wenze Ira Williams Kaylee2007 W 2007 W 2007 W 2007 W 2007 W T T T T T . . Sampson Sampson Sampson Sampson Sampson High High High High High School School School School School Academic Academic Academic Academic Academic A A A A A w w w w w ardees ardees ardees ardees ardees
5 Friday, June 15, 2007 "I have been here in GTMO for five years. I'm heading to FSU to study journalism. I'd like to thank my family, friends and the general community for their support." No quote provided. No quote provided.
6 Friday, June 15, 2007 NAVSTA Commanding Officer, Capt. Mark Leary, accompanied by Guantanamo Bay Housing Manager, Diane Blackman congratulate 'Yard of the Quarter' winners for Nob Hill Housing Area, Gary and Michelle Desaulniers of Nob Hill 19A. Not pictured is daughter Alisha. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) sails in the Caribbean during a PHOTOEX. Roberts joined the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) for the day to work on training exercises and a PHOTOEX.Photo by MCSN Vincent J. StreetUSS Samuel B. Roberts sails CaribbeanUSS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58), one of the final ships in the United States Navys Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided missile frigates pulled into GTMO June 14. The Roberts and Chilean Frigate CS Almiranty Latorre (FFG 14) recently participated in a multinational Passing Exercise (PASSEX) April 8-9 with Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 in the Caribbean in support of Partnership of Americas (POA), but in April 1988 the ship went through a very different international engagement. The ship was severely damaged by an Iranian mine in 1988, leading U.S. forces to respond with Operation Praying Mantis. The frigate deployed from its homeport of Newport, R.I. in January 1988, heading for the Persian Gulf to participate in Operation Earnest Will, the escort of reflagged Kuwaiti tankers during the Iran-Iraq War. On April 14, the Roberts arrived in the Persian Gulf and was steaming peacefully when the ship struck a M-08 mine in an area it had safely transited a few days before. The mine blew a 15-foot (5 m) hole in the hull, flooded the engine room, and knocked the two gas turbines from their mounts. The crew fought fire and flooding for five hours, thereby saving the ship. Ten Sailors were medevaced for injuries sustained in the blast; six returned to the Roberts in a day or so, while four burn victims were sent for treatment to a military hospital in Germany, and eventually to medical facilities in the United States. When U.S. Navy divers recovered several unexploded mines, they found that their serial numbers matched the sequence on mines seized the previous September aboard an Iranian minelayer named Iran Ajr. Four days later, U.S. forces retaliated against Iran in Operation Praying Mantis, a one-day campaign that was the worlds largest surface engagement since World War II. U.S. ships, aircraft, and troops destroyed two Iranian oil platforms used to control Iranian naval forces in the Gulf, sank one Iranian frigate, damaged another, and sent at least three armed, high-speed boats to the bottom. The U.S. lost one Marine helicopter and its crew of two airmen. Roberts was eventually carried back to Newport aboard the Mighty Servant 2 a semi-submersible heavy-lift ship owned by a Dutch shipping firm. The frigate was repaired in BIWs Portland, Maine, yard in time to make its second deployment in 1990 for Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. The repair job was unique: the entire engine room was cut out of the hull, and a replacement jacked up and welded into place. August 30, 1991, Joseph A. Sestak took command of Roberts which was named the Atlantic Fleets best surface combatant in the 1993 Battenberg Cup competition. Sammy B as the ship is sometimes called, is homeported in Mayport, Fla.Story by MC1 Robert Lamb, Public Affairs OfficeY Y Y Y Y ar ar ar ar ar d of t d of t d of t d of t d of t he he he he he Quar Quar Quar Quar Quar t t t t t er er er er erPhoto by MC1 Igo Wordu Sailor of the Week "It was unsuspected, yet exciting because this is my first time being selected." BUCN Ryan Sparks, NAVSTA CMAA Office
7 Friday, June 15, 2007 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale(2) 20' girl's bike, $15; 2 fold-away captain's chairs, $25; infant carrier & stroller, $100; 2YO washing mach., $200. FMI 77308. (2)UWATEC dive computer, aladin air 2 w/remote tank pressure transmitter, brand new, $400. FMI 72097/84297. (2) Autococker w/e-blade, tank, hopper, mask, etc., includes paintballs and tubs, $250 OBO. FMI 77405/4511. (2) Game/pool table, rugs, plants, dresser, ent. cen, stepping stones & garden border stones. FMI 75397. (2) Queen bed frame, like new, $75; gila limo black window tint 95%, $20; breakfast table, brand new, $200. FMI 77196/4430. (2) 4 piece wall unit microwave; 2 microwave wooden stands w/ drawers; porch furn; exercise airglider; olive green sofa; bluegreen Lazy Boy. FMI 77133. (2) Total gym exercise equip, new, $100 OBO; Norditrac Cross Country Ski Machine, $250 OBO. FMI 77981. (2) SCSI DSL modem, $100 OBO. FMI 78037. (2) Many inside and outside home furnitures and furnishings including electronics, yard & garden items (ground bricks, plants, tools, etc). FMI call: 2016, 2686, 4874 (DWH); 84003 or 77823 or 2420 (AWH). (1) Olive green couch and loveseat, $500 or OBO. FMI call Jeffrey 77032 or 2010/ Laura 4135. (1) Callaway Golf X-20 Iron Steel Shaft Set 3-PW, Callaway Golf 9.5 Tour Driver, both $650; TaylorMade r7 Clone Iron Set 3-PW, New Golf Pride grips Steel Shaft, $200. FMI call Rob 79506 or 2156. (1) New lawn mower $175. FMI call Tom at 77078 Friday, June 15 or over the weekend. (1) PC headphones, $15; 2 VCRs, $25; iron, $3; CD/clock radio, $22; 25" TV, $65; bike w/helmet pump and extra brakes, $65; 2 toasters, $17. FMI call 78457. (1)19" Color TV, $40 OBO. FMI 78456/3292. (2) 17-ft. center console boat and trailer, includes all fishing gear, $4,200 OBO. FMI call 75736. (2) 1986 Dodge Pick-up 4dr, needs brake work, $300 OBO. FMI 79680. (2) 2006 18ft Bayliner boat, 115 HP, fourstroke Mercury, completely restored inside, $20K OBO. FMI 77981. (2) 1995 Honda XR100 Enduro motorcycle, $1800 OBO. FMI 77981. (2) 1990 Honda XR250 Enduro Motorcycle, 4stroke, $1900 OBO. FMI 77981. (2) 1988 Delta Oldsmobile, runs great, no AC, $1750 OBO. FMI 78037. (2) 1992 Chevy Cavalier, AC, $1950 OBO. FMI 78448. (2) 1995 Ford Aspire, AC, good cond, $3500. FMI 75397. (2) 24-ft Pontoon boat w/trailer, new everything: deck w/nonskid, HDPE pontoons (rated for 20 years salt water use), 60hp Evinrude E-TEC motor, electronics/gages and fish finder, for $12,000; 1995 Grand Caravan, $3,500; 1987 F150 Pickup $2,000; 1986 Chevy Hatchback $1,000; Rebuilt 50 hp Evinrude boat motor $1,800. FMI call 2016, 2686, 4874 or 84003 (DWH), 77823 or 2420 (AWH). (1) 2005 Jeep Wrangler, 6 cylinder, 4x4, black, AC, soft-top, back seat, CD player, aluminum alloy wheels, automatic transmission, only 8,000 miles, clean, 7-year, 70,000 mile warranty, $18,500. FMI call Craig at 79485 or 76230. (1)Piaggio motorcycleVery low mileage, $1,200. FMI call 77078. (1) 1996 green Dodge Grand Caravan, V6 leather, loaded, $2,800 OBO. FMI call 90891 or 77499. (1) 2001 Volvo 60T5, 102K miles, power windows, seats and sun roof. A/C works. $11,500 OBO. FMI call 77138. (2)The CDH director is looking for 2 people to provide childcare in their home. Contact Edith Diaz, June 14 at 3665 if interested. (2) Columbia College is seeking a part-time academic advisor to assist students with degree planning. Open to US citizens only, min of a bachelor's degree required and prev academic advising exp. preferred. Work hours will be M-F 2-6 p.m. with a salary of $12/hr. Apply online atof animals here [in Cuba] is much higher inside the confines of the base. Youll see birds, wildlife, sea creatures and plant life here that you wont see anywhere else in the world. Its really a unique experience, said Creighton. "People should see the wildlife here as fellow travel-ANIMAL, from page 1http://www.ccis.edu. FMI 75555. (2) Ocean enterprises is now taking applications for full-time positions. Snokelers/scuba divers encouraged to apply. Applications at Ocean Ent. Dive Center or call 75336. (1) HRO is looking for a patient account technician, engineering technician, and office automation clerk. Jobs will remain open until June 22. FMI contact 4441. (2) The CYP will be closed, July 20 for training. All parents to seek alternate care through the Child Development Homes for that day by contacting Edith Diaz at 3665. FMI call 3664 or 2005. (2) Vet Clinic has 2 kittens for adoption. FMI 2212. (2) Male kitten for loving home. FMI call Mika at 77832. (1)Free to good home: 1 male cat 4 yrs old, 1 fem dog 4 yrs old. Take together or sep. FMI 77365. (1)The GTMO community should be aware that individual (s) entered my house in Marina Point June 6 and stole personal property. Announcements Vehicles/Boats Employment WantedUnfortunately, there are people on base who monitor our routines and are not above stealing property from our homes. Please be aware and secure your homes. To the person who stole my eightyear old daughter's pink IPOD and pink case (Christmas presents from Santa) from her bedroom, if you have a change of heart, Im sure she would appreciate you placing it at our doorstep you know where we live. (1)Experienced tag/graffiti artist for logo design. FMI call Therese at 2010 or 78153. (1)Tutor for OAR exam. Emphasis on mechanical comprehension section. FMI call 75826 or 4520. June 16 Evans Point 803B 7 a.m. noon. June 16 Caribbean Circle 4A, 8 a.m. noon. June 16 Center Bargo 1172 8 a.m. 10 a.m. June 17 Carvella Point 1410 C, 7 a.m. 10 a.m. Yard Salesers and know that we are all part of God's creation," said Tolson. "We've got about 30 square miles of unspoiled habitat [at GTMO]. Outside the fenceline, these animals are exploited for food. This is a great refuge for a significant number of Cuban species," said Tolson. "It's a fabulous place for wildlife.A Cuban rock iguana, one of GTMO's many protected species, sunbathes in a parking lot at Windmill Beach.Photo by MC2 Kim Williams
Friday June 15, 2007 Photo by MC1 Igo Wordu Photo by MC2 Kim Williams Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb 8 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 Summer Camp 2007 Summer camp registration continues through June 15. Camp will begin June 18. FMI 74658. Friday June 15 Firehouse Dog 8 p.m., PG, 111min. Vacancy 10 p.m., R, 85min. Saturday June 16 Meet the Robinsons 8 p.m., G, 92 min. Perfect Stranger 10 p.m., R,110min. Sunday June 17 Ocean's Thirteen 8 p.m., PG-13, 113 min. Monday June 18 Pirates of the Caribbean 8 p.m., PG-13, 16 5 min. T uesday June 19 In the Land of Women 8 p.m., PG 13, 100 min. W ednesday June 20 Vacancy 8 p.m., R,85 min. Thursday June 21 Disturbia 8 p.m., PG-13, 104 min. Men's Health A war eness 5K June 23, 6 a.m. at the base gym. The run is open to men and women. Sign up at the base gym by June 22. FMI call 78344 or 72102. Father's Day Brunch June 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $15.95 per person. Dads pay $10.95. Children 12 and under pay $7.95. FMI 75604. Spring Bowling Leagues Now forming! Thursday nights. Mixed money league. League runs for 12 weeks. FMI 2118. W ater Safety Instructors Classes will be offered on the following dates June 16, 17, 23, 24 at Windjammer Pool. Must be 16 years or older. The ability to demonstrate skill that meet at least four performances to include: Front Crawl, Breast Stroke Butterfly, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke. Cost of class $110 including books. Sign up at the Base Gym. FMI 2205. GTMO Paint W ars June 16, 1 p.m. Four man teams. This event is free. FMI call 2010.Suspense/Horror and Thriller R 85 min Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry, Scott G.. Anderson Storyline: When David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Foxs (Kate Beckinsale) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them... until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies theyre watching were all filmed in the very room theyre sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them... trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels. Comedy and Kids/ Family PG 111 min Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Bree Turner, Bruce Greenwood, Dash Mihok, Steven Culp Storyline: Rex, Hollywoods top-grossing canine, is known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. His perks package, rivaling that of any A-list celebrity, includes Kobe beef, a poodle harem, and a diamond collar.VACANCY FIREHOUSE DOG The 2007 GTMO Firefighters Ball will be held July 14, 5:30 p.m. in the Windjammer ballroom. Tickets are on sale 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sunday at the NEX Atrium .Mark your calendars!