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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 7/13/2007
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There will be no Gazette published Friday, Aug. 3.Friday, July 13, 2007 Vol. 64 No. 27 Up-to-date runway informationThe rotator flight scheduled for Saturday, July 21 is undetermined at this time. As of now, the runway closure is expected to take place Sept. 14 21. NAVSTA Air OPS is trying to reschedule flights instead of canceling them in Sept. Stay tuned for further updates. FMI call Cmdr. Johnston at 4403. Come Aug. 17, the indoctrination of 19 new firefighters into Guantanamo Bay Fire Department will have a different tone as Claudne Miller becomes the first female firefighter in Guantanamo Bay. And though her name will forever be etched in GTMO history books, the unassuming, shy, twenty-somethingyear-old feels she is far from being a pioneer. “I don’t see any reason why I should feel special about being the first female firefighter on this base,” said Miller, a former Childcare Specialist with the Child Development Center (CDC). “Don’t get me wrong, of course I am happy about this job. I love this job…I wanted this job and I love the idea of being a firefighter, but I should also point out that everyone, regardless of gender, should get the same opportunities. So for that reason, I appreciate my new job, but I don’t feel special about it. I just want to carry on and do my required tasks.” Miller, unaware of the impact of her employment, said she thought about the job awhile before applying. Admittedly, she was surprised when her application was accepted. “I couldn’t believe it, because I didn’t think that I would be accepted,” she said. “But now, here I am.” Other women, like Rachel Simpson, also a CDC employee, believe Miller has certainly opened up windows of opportunity for females in GTMO. “I didn’t know that females could become firefighters,” said Simpson, “but now I see that we also have that opportunity available to us.” GTMO Fire Department Training Chief, Adres Leal said there have never been restrictions prohibiting women from becoming firefighters in GTMO. “What I do realize now is that females on this base didn’t realize they could become firefighters,” said Leal. “So what Miller has done by becoming a firefighter is to create that awareness amongStory, photo by MC1 Igo Wordu, NAVSTA Public Affairswomen on this base.” Miller, who arrived at GTMO nearly four years ago, said she has learned a lot about teamwork since she started preliminary training at the fire station. “Everyone depends on each other around here,” said Miller. “This sort of teamwork keeps one grounded. It has helped me to stay alert and be aware of my immediate environment,” said Miller. “The most important aspect of this job for me is that I am more safety conscious now than I used to be.” Leal commended Miller’s level of enthusiasm thus far. “She has taken every challenge head on,” said Leal. “She is always there, standing toeto-toe with her male counterparts…and she is not given any special treatment. She is a strong part of this team and we welcome other females who want to apply for this job.”Someone had to be the first !! Claudne Miller smiles from ear-to-ear as she becomes the first female firefighter in Guantanamo Bay.

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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 pao@usnbgtmo.navy.mil Get the Gazette online at www.cnic.navy.mil/guantanamoG G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayVol. 64 No. 27Friday, July 13, 2007 2 Journalist/Editor...................................................................................MC2 Kimberly WilliamsManagement controls for tuition assistanceFrom Naval Education and Training Command Public AffairsTo ensure the best Sailors continue to have access to tuition assistance funding, the Navy has implemented management controls for the Tuition Assistance (TA) program and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE). NAVADMIN 161/07, released June 25, stated the new controls will focus on three areas: Sailor readiness, career development and program/fiscal efficiencies. “Education is, and will continue to be a key factor in the professional and personal development of our Sailors,” said Commander Naval Education and Training Command Rear Adm. Gary Jones. “We must reward those deserving Sailors by enacting policies that take into account performance and career development.” According to Ann Hunter, Education and Training branch head for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), timing is important to an individual’s successful education plan. The following management controls are effective immediately and focus on meeting professional development requirements as a prerequisite to TA/ NCPACE approval. — Advancement-eligible Sailors must have taken and passed the most recent advancement exam. Sailors who are serving out of their rating, and have not passed their advancement exam are eligible for TA and NCPACE with approval from their commanding officer or officer in charge. Sailors must pass the most recent physical readiness test, or be medically waived from the test. Sailors must not be under instruction in initial skills or in a duty under instruction (DUINS) training status. D. Sailors who have been awarded any non-judicial or courts-martial punishment in the previous six months shall not be authorized TA or NCPACE courses. Sailors must be recommended for promotion or advancement. Enlisted personnel with less than 20 years in service are now required to have at least one year remaining on their current enlistment prior to using TA or enrolling in NCPACE courses. The current statutory service obligations for officers using TA or taking NCPACE courses remains in effect. “The cap for TA authorizations remains at 16 semester hours per fiscal year, but an approved academic/education plan is required after the fifth course,” Hunter said. “Only courses required by the academic/education plan are authorized for TA and NCPACE, and TA will no longer be authorized for additional degrees at the same or lower education level. Lower division or prerequisite courses may be authorized if the courses are part of the degree program and are listed on the Sailor’s approved education plan.” Sailors already pursuing a degree at the same or lower level may continue taking courses provided their approved education plan is dated December 2005 or earlier. In addition, TA will no longer be authorized for continuing education units (CEUs). Sailors may use their Montgomery GI Bill or other resources to fund CEUs. Sailors who are currently enrolled in TA and/or NCPACE courses but do not meet the conditions listed above will be allowed to complete their current courses but will not be authorized funding for additional courses until the conditions have been met. Under the Navy College Program, several programs are offered to help Sailors earn a college degree. A visit to the local Navy College Office is a logical first step to learn about the wide variety of college level examinations available, such as the College Level Examination Program and the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) program offered through the DANTES Examination Program. Navy College Office staff serve as the primary points of contact for off-duty education and are responsible for ensuring the implementation of the programs. Additional information on the Navy College Program can be found at https:// www.navycollege.navy.mil. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.news.navy.mil/local/cnet/. Photo by MC1 Igo WorduWelcome — Navy Inspector General Vice Adm. Ronald Route is welcomed aboard by NAVSTA GTMO Commanding Officer CAPT Mark Leary.

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Friday, July 13, 2007The removal of Lasseter Fuel Facility is near completion thanks to the dedicated efforts of local contractors and the Public Works Department. The project was initiated by the Fuels Department in 2004 after the unused system posed safety hazards to GTMO residents. “The driving factor for demolishing the tank farm and line was to eliminate safety and environmental concerns,” said Randy Frye, contracting officer representative for Fuels/Supply. “Lassiter Tank farm consisted of seven tanks when fully operational and was tied to the rest of the system by an approximately 5-mile-long fuel line that ran down Sherman Ave. Some of this fuel line was located above ground in areas of high visibility to vehicle traffic and pedestrian crossings. There were safety concerns of vehicles running into the Sherman avenue piping or objects (light poles) falling on the piping and possibly damaging the line. Both of these concerns actually happened. Due to the age of the Sherman Ave. line there were also concerns of possible leaks.” The project, which first began with the demolition of three tanks, was abandoned for a year due to funding and picked back up in 2006 to continue removal of the remaining tanks and Sherman Ave. pipeline. “Funding was the hardest obstacle to overcome,” added Frye. “Second, was the repair of Tanks 105 and 106 and the associated pump house. Demolition could not start until these tanks and pump house were operational, so that all the fuel normally stored in the Lassiter Tank farm could be transferred to 105 & 106. This was obviously a very critical part of the process. The next challenge was to coordinate the efforts of three different contractors in making this happen. LB&B Associates Inc. (fuels service contractor) had to remove all the fuel from the tanks and pipeline (not an easy task) in a safe and timely manner so Toltest Inc. could go in and remove the remaining waste and get it processed to go off island. Once that was complete, then RCI could begin work on demolishing the tanks and pipeline.” Estimated to be removed next month, the fuel facility was not always an antiquated system and gave much support to past fuel operations. “The fueling system was constructed in 1943 and has served our warfighter’s fleet well,” said Chuck Hand, a contract surveillance representative with Fuels /Supply Division. “This facility had a storage capacity of several million gallons of F-76 Diesel Fuel Marine that could be pumped from Lasseter Fuel Facility to BB-1 (the old fueling platform for ships), Wharf Bravo, Pier Alpha, and Happy Valley fuel storage tanks.” Projects like these don’t happen in isolation as many local contractors and individuals made the removal of the fuel system a reality. “This entire effort from the very beginning was coordinated by Mr. Larry Blackman (former Fuels Officer for NAVSTA GTMO),” said Frye. “Mr. Blackman has remained persistent on the funding and execution of this project and can be attributed as the person who made it happen.” “Still, the project to demolish the tanks in Lassiter tank farm and the Sherman Ave. pipeline involved many agencies and companies,” said Frye. “Naval Facilities Division and GTMO Public Works Department designed the project. Funding came from two different sources: Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) for the first three tanks and the Defense Energy Support Center(DESC) for the remaining tanks and pipeline. DESC also provided funding for most of the waste removal in the tanks. Under the execution agent AFCEE (Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence) the contractor Toltest Inc. removed the waste from the tanks and prepared the tanks for demolition. “Lastly, the main contractor for demolishing the tanks and pipeline was awarded to RCI with some subcontracting to Bayside Mechanical,” added Frye. “All contractors involved have done an outstanding job.”Story, photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, NAVSTA Public AffairsGTMO's old fuel system removed for good RCI Workers look on as a bulldozer works it way to a fuel pipe along Sherman Ave.USNH COC — Capt. Ronald Sollock delivers his farewell speech during a change of command ceremony July 6 at the Bayview. Sollock, who served as U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay's commanding officer from January 2006 to July 2006, will report to BUMED, Washington, D.C. this month. Taking command is Capt. Bruce Meneley, who formerly served as executive officer for the Naval Health Clinic in Quantico,Va.Photo by MC2 (AW) Honey Nixon 3

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Friday, July 13, 2007 4MWR Spor MWR Spor MWR Spor MWR Spor MWR Spor ts Highlights ts Highlights ts Highlights ts Highlights ts Highlights Photo by MC2 (AW) Honey NixonTrack & Field Action — Lennox Williams edges out Hospital Corpsman Seaman Cordaro Jones during the 100 meter dash at MWR’s track and field event July 7. Adults and children alike enjoyed traditional track and field events as well as more laid back events like the egg and spoon race. Photo by MC2 Kimberly WilliamsThrowing heat — The MWR Men's Baseball summer league is in full swing! The 2 0 'Havana Hammers' faced off against 0 1 'Sea Dogs 525' in action July 6. Creed Piel, 'Havana Hammers' pitcher, hurls a fast ball during the first inning. Come out to watch some real baseball Friday and Sunday nights at Zaiser Field at 7 p.m. LIBERTY JULY EVENTS July 13 Paintball at 7 p.m. July 16 Softball Tournament July 15 Day Fishing at 8 a.m. July 16 Speed Pool Tournament at noon July 18 Black Jack Tournament at 7 p.m. July 19 Night Fishing at 7 p.m. July 21 Day Fishing at 8 a.m. July 24 Dart Tournament at 8 p.m. July 25 Liberty at the Lanes at 6 p.m. July 27 Paintball at 7 p.m. July 28 Beach Bash & Volleyball Tournament July 31 Last Buck Party at 7 p.m. FMI Call 2010

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5 Friday, July 13, 2007Catholic 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 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, Protest ant 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. HSV-2 Swift recently pulled into NAVSTA GTMO for fuel and supplies. Swift's a non-commissioned catamaran leased by the United States Navy as a mine countermeasures and sea basing test platform, homeported at Naval Station Ingleside, Texas. The HSV stands for “High Speed Vessel.” The ship was constructed by the Australian shipbuilder Incat in Hobart, Tasmania and is leased to the U.S. Navy through Bollinger/Incat of Lockport, Louisiana.It is the second catamaran the Navy has leased to test new technologies and concepts associated with the Chief of Naval Operations’ “Seapower 21” plan. Some characteristics of the Swift are: Length: 98 Meters, Beam: 26 Meters, Draft: 4 Meters, Displacement: 1800 Tons, Range: 4000 Nautical Miles, Engines: Four 7.5 MW Diesel Engines, Propulsion: Four Water Jets, Electrical: Four 320 KW Generators,HSV-2 Swift visits GTMOWater Making: Reverse Osmosis, Air Conditioning: Commercial, Fuel: 609,000 Liters (Diesel) 83,000 Liters (Aviation) 400 Liters (MOGAS), Aircraft: SH-60B, Boats: Three 7 Meter RHIBs,Story from Navy News StandCrane: 12 Ton Capacity, Fork Lifts: 2 Core, Crew: Approximately 45 Air Department: up to 30, USMC Platoon Boat Detachment: Mission Dependant, Berthing: 29 Officer and 77 Enlisted. Ombudsman CornerSenora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77957 Pager 4084-2390 ur_1ombuds@yahoo.com Steve (Retired Steve) Doherty NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 77239 Pager 4084-2390 gtmo ombudsman@aol.com Machele Friend Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Ombudsman State-side Liaison ladysgotshuz@cox.net We are the champions — The Eastman Connection became the 1st winner of the inaugural Guano Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament July 7 at the Denich Gym Hockey Rink. The team placed first of nine co-ed teams in the week-long tournament.Photo by ET1 Jerry Ramm Photo by Paul Farley

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Friday, July 13, 2007The 10 percent solution makes good 'cents'Story by Paul C. Walker, Fleet and Family Support Center, Financial Education CounselorThe '10% Solution' takes the math out of saving. And, it makes good financial sense. To figure out how much you have to save, simply take your gross pay each period and “drop” the last digit. If monthly gross income is $2,000 per month, save $200. If family income is $60,000 each year save $6,000 per year or $500 each month. The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and its 800 members are announcing today the start of the '10% Solution' – a five-year campaign designed to increase the savings rate of Americans to 10 percent. The percent of income saved by Americans dipped into negative territory in 2005 where it remains today. Simply put, Americans spend more than they earn, financing their spending by depleting savings funds and increasing credit obligations. What can saving do for you? Saving relieves personal stress and improves relationships. Many studies suggest that disagreement over finances is a major reason for marital strife and divorce. And for the unmarried, financial distress is a major factor in general dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Studies show that financial stress is not necessarily due to a lack of income but instead is due to unsustainable spending, saving and investing patterns. Saving reduces reliance on credit and can save thousands of dollars in interest. The percentage of disposable income used to pay debts is still near record highs. The American Bankers Association reported in 2005 that 43 percent of consumers carry balances each month on their Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixoncredit cards. Many Americans owe $2,000 or more on their credit card debt resulting in $45 in interest each and every month at 15 percent. Saving helps fund a comfortable retirement yet most Americans are not putting enough away for retirement. As employers continue to decrease or eliminate pension benefits, private saving is the only remedy for this malady. Social Security benefits will not – nor were they designed to — provide enough income for a sustainable retirement. Saving increases confidence and the likelihood of getting out of poverty. Persons with even small amounts of savings are more likely to continue saving – even after depleting their savings to zero to meet an emergency. Saving is habit forming. If 10 percent is too daunting, start with 5 percent or 3 percent. Follow the formulas below for allocating your savings into retirement, emergency and future spending “funds.” Small amounts of saving quickly add up. Begin today. Where should this saving go? Consider putting one-half into a retirement plan – 401(k) or (403(b) plan at work, or an individual IRA or Roth IRA. Save one-third (or $67 or $167Eldica Moore celebrates her 97th birthday at the Cuban Community Center, Thursday, July 5. Ms. Moore is the oldest resident of Guantanamo Bay. Happy Birthday to you!!in the examples above) for emergencies – in a savings or money market account. These funds can help pay for unexpected household or auto repairs, medical deductible, or other unplanned expenditures. Place the remainder in a savings account to fund future goals such as a vacation, roof repairs, or college education. AFCPE members across the nation, including Paul Walker of the Fleet and Family Support Center here in GTMO, are dedicated to improving the financial stability and security of all Americans. Members assist consumers with financial decision making through education and one-toone counseling. You may contact Paul Walker at 4050 or your Command Financial Specialist for more information or assistance. 6

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7 Friday, July 13, 2007 For Sale GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper(2) 52" Hitachi HDTV, $800; Hitachi VCR, $20; microwave, $25. FMI call 77768 or 9889. (2) Queen bed frame, $50; New breakfast table with four chairs, $200; Children's Radio Flyer wooden wagon, $15; Lexmark printer w/2 toners, $40; FMI call 4430 or 77196. (2) Dell Latitude Laptop, water boiler, sd and xd memory cards, digital camera, and other misc items. FMI call 84488 if interested. (2) Gateway laptop 1gig memory 60gig hd Dvd burner $300. FMI call 75627 or 6448. (2) Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PC, 933 MHz Intel Mobil Pentium III, 504 Mb RAM, Windows XP Tablet PC 2005 edition, 90 G Hard Drive, 10.4" Screen, extremely small and light, $450; Firm, Keenwood 200 disk CD Changer, $50. FMI call 6157 or 75521. (2) 4 post queen bed w/box spring and matress, $50; small glass to table, $5; metal frame desk, $15; Jeny Lynd crib w/matress, $20; matching changing table, $10. FMI 77552 or 90890. (2) Wooden dresser w/mirror, $200. FMI call 77309. (1) Gateway Celeron (486 comparable) desktop. monitor, keyboard, mouse, documentation, software, clean and sturdy installations. Some cool extra software. Printer, LEXMARK all-in-one with software, included, $300 FMI call 75789 or 84085. (1)HP Laptop, 5-years-old $800 OBO; Ring Set1.5 carat diamond on a 14K white gold band, along with a white gold band both size 7, $2000 OBO; toaster oven few years old, used only a few times, $20 OBO; electric woknever used $25 OBO. FMI call 77264. (1) Spacious two bedroom house with carport and washroom in Harbor View, Kingston. Fully grilled, paved driveway surrounded by concrete wall .This house is located five minutes walking distance from Harbor View shopping with view of the Harbor View mini stadium and Caribbean Sea. FMI call 77885 or 6450. (1) Washer/Dryer $300; Small refrigerator $125; Canondale Bike $825; Computer desk $75; Dining room table w/4 Chairs $60; Lamps/ lights $55; Snorkel gear $100; Shelving $45;Patio Set $110; Rug $10; various household plants. FMI call 77806. (1) Couch and Love Seat $75, Beige Recliner $50, Entertainment Center $50, Large four drawer desk $75, OBO, FMI call 77365. (1) Calypso Blue Fin Reel and Pole $25 (Used Once); Calypso pole with Shakespeare 30L reel $30; Penn Long Beach No. 68 reel on a South Bend Sea n’ Turf Trolling rod $50; Bunch of old lures $5. FMI call 79448. (1) 1 pair white of black heels size 5, never been worn, $69. FMI 75687. (1) Various PS3 and XBOX 360 games, new and old titles. FMI call 79597. (1) Brown Living Room Set w/ cherry wood trim $500 OBO, Whirlpool Washer $200, Various baby supplies best offer. FMI call 77308. (1) ACER LAPTOP with Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor / 1GB DDR2 RAM / 80GB Hard Drive / Super Multi DVD Writer / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Pre-Installed / Wireless Network $800. FMI call 79101. (1) Desktop computer; monitor with attached speakers, 756MB memory, 40GB hard drive, DVD/ RW and CD/RW, usb port at front, office 2003 and it is internet ready. FMI call 4141 or 77675. (2) 1991 Honda Accord LX, 4 dr, A/C, PWR windows & doors, CD player, Loud music included $3800. FMI call 4430 or 77196. (2) '90 Chevy Cavalier, red, 4 door, 76K miles, new AC unit, $3,000 OBO. FMI call 77552 or 90890. (2) 1994 Honda Accord EX, $3,700 OBO. FMI call 4623 or 77718. (1) 2005 Jeep Wrangler, 6 cylinder, 4x4, black, AC, soft-top, back seat, CD player, aluminum alloy wheels, automatic transmission, only 9,000 miles, clean, 7-year, 70,000 mile warranty, $17,000. FMI call 79485 or 76230. (1)20 Foot GTMO Pontoon/Barrel Boat with 100HP Evinrude motor $4,000. FMI call 77744 or 5480. (1)1991 Ford Crown Victoria, 58,000 original miles, power locks & windows, A/C, asking $3,000 OBO; 2004 Chevy Venture Van, A/C, Power locks & windows, under 19,000 miles, asking $11,000 OBO FMI call 77365. (1)1995 Buick Century. Automatic, AC, new tint, runs great. 159k, $2500 OBO. FMI call 77467. (1) W.T. Sampson Unit Schools 07-cub-161 office automation assistant GS-0326-05. position closes July 31. FMI call 3500. (1)Maintenance mechanic LWG-4749-09 closes July 13. FMI contact CNRSE Forward Deployed Detachment office (HR) at ext. 4441. (1) Housing Manager GS-117307/09 Announcement number: 07-044, position closes July 17, 2007. (1) Columbia College wishes a fond “farewell” to long time employee, Ameedah Abdullah, administrative assistant. After completing her Associate in Arts degree with Columbia College, Ameedah is returning to the States to pursue her baccalaureate degree in the fine arts with another institution in the State of Florida. We wish Ameedah much happiness and success in her future endeavors. Ameedah, you will be greatly missed by the staff, faculty and students of Columbia College at Guantanamo Bay! “Fair winds and following seas,” Ameedah. (1) Interested in honing your conversational Japanese speaking skills? Join me, no cost. FMI call 75830. (1) Free to good home. One 4-yr old-male cat. Very loving and playful. FMI call 77365. (1) Free to good home. Friendly male cat. Neutered and front declawed, 1 year old. FMI call 77110. (1) Any housing residents that need a Freezer or Washer & Dryer please contact the Housing office at 4172. (2) Someone with quilting experience to make a “GTMO TShirt” quilt. FMI call 75696. (1) July 14 — Caribbean Circle #6, 8 a.m. noon Vehicles/Boats Employment Announcements Yard Sales Wanted Take charge —Ensign Jeremy Gerrard recently relieved Lt. j.g. Michael Quigley as the commanding officer of the Guantanamo Bay Navy Sea Cadets in a ceremony held at the NAVSTA Security Training Office. Quigley has departed GTMO and will be attending St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Md. Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb Editors note:Due to the fact that the Gazette will not be published Friday, Aug. 3, ads may be submitted ahead of time for placement in the July 27 edition.

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Friday July 13, 2007 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 Friday July 13 Ratatouille 8 p.m., G, 110 min. Bug 10 p.m., R, 107 min. Saturday July 14 Fantastic Four 8 p.m., PG, 89 min. Live Free, Die Hard 10 p.m., PG-13,130 min. Sunday July 15 Transformers 8 p.m., PG-13, 144 min. Monday July 16 Ratatouille 8 p.m., G, 110 min. T uesday July 17 Bug 8 p.m., R, 107 min. W ednesday July 18 Live Free Die Hard 8 p.m., PG 13,130 min. Thursday July 19 Transformers 8 p.m., PG 13, 144 min.Action/Adventure/Comedy/Kids G 110 min Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Iam Holm, Brian Dennehy A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. Fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris ideally situated beneath a restaurant. Remy’s passion for cooking turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Action Adventure/Science Fiction/Fantasy PG13 144 min Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Tyreese Gibson The Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two races of robots. After crash landing on Earth the dueling alien races battle for the ultimate power source: Energon, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance.TransformersRatatouille RED, WHITE AND BLUE GOLF TOURNAMENT July 14 at 8 a.m. 18 Two Man Teams Will Be Registered Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive Awards Trophies, Prizes and a Cookout Sign up deadline is COB July 12 FMI call John at 74123 CHILD DEVELOPMENT HOMES (CDH) PROVIDERS WE NEED YOU! Want an exciting career working with children in your home? Come to the CDH Carnival and learn more about the CDH Program July 27 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phillips Park Food, Bouncers, Games FMI Call Terrill or Edith at 3664/3665 SOCCER AND BASKETBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED MWR Base Gym is looking for responsible individuals who would like to help officiate for summer basketball and soccer leagues. These are paid positions. FMI Call Jessica at 2113 HOCKEY LEAGUE COACHES MEETING July 31 7 p.m. at the Base Gym Anyone interested in forming an inline or floor hockey team should create a roster and turn it in to the Base Gym. There will be a coaches meeting to discuss possible leagues. Anyone who has trouble finding a team should email Jessica at PielJM@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Equipment/sticks will be provided for the teams. JOINT TASK FORCE MINITRIATHLON Aug. 11 at the Sailing Center 2 mile run, 4.5 mile bike ride and a swim around the buoys. FMI Contact Petty Officer Horne at joseph.m.horne@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil