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Friday, Nov.2, 2007 Vol. 64 No. 42 Story, photos by MC1 Robert Lamb, NAVSTA Public AffairsGTMO responds to medical emergencyLt. Jerry Lee, NAVSTA Port Services officer (Left), assists Guantanamo Bay Fire, Crash and Rescue Department personnel with the offloading of a Sailor from Columbian ship ARC Valle del Columbian Oct. 24. The Sailor was seriously injured when he fell down a ladderwell while the ship was underway.Guantanamo Bay officials responded to a medical emergency Oct. 24 that originated onboard a Columbian patrol vessel enroute to its homeport. ARC Valle del Cauca (PO-44) received diplomatic clearance to enter Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) with its emergency. Naval Hospital Guantanamo, NAVSTA Port Services and GTMO Fire, Crash and Rescue Department personnel were standing by at about 4 p.m. when the Columbian ship arrived at the pier with a 38-year-old male Sailor with a traumatic back injury. The Sailor, who had previous back problems, fell down a ladderwell while the ship was transiting the Caribbean. The ship had just completed a visit to Baltimore, Md. and was heading back to South America when the incident occurred.See Emergency, page 3
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 2 Commanding Officer.....................................................................................Capt. Mark M. Leary Executive Officer..........................................................................................Cmdr. Sylvester Moor e Command Master Chief...............................................................CMDCM(SW/AW) Keith Carlson Public Affairs Officer......................................................................................................Bru ce Lloyd Mass Communication Specialist/LPO...........................................................MC1 Robert lamb Mass Communication Specialist/Editor.................................................MC2 Kimberly WilliamsThe 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 email@example.com 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. 42Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval OperationsAdm. William James Crowe Jr.By MC2 Michael Zeltakalns, MCPON Public AffairsMCPON: New Maritime Strategy will guide SailorsSailors will be called upon to build and strengthen relationships with regional partners on a personal level as part of the new maritime strategy plan set forth by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SW/FMF) Joe Campa Jr., during a breakfast held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Our blue jacket Sailors will be engaging our allies, working side-by-side with them, to grow partnerships and help our regional friends whenever possible, Campa said. The future of our Navy will be built on the hard work of todays enlisted Sailor. Among the priorities outlined by CNO in the maritime strategy is a renewed commitment to help developing nations build maritime capacity. Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen will be deployed in mobile force packages around the world to promote closer cooperation with maritime forces in other nations. Working alongside foreign navies, who may observe different customs and speak a different language, will be a challenge for Sailors, but Campa says theyre up for the task. The Navy has always given its Sailors difficult missions, and Sailors have risen time after time to the challenge, Campa said. Roughead and Campa are traveling through the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of responsibility to give the new CNO an opportunity to meet Sailors and Marines serving here first-hand. This is a dynamic part of the world, Campa said. The CNO wants to shake hands with as many of the Sailors and Marines serving here as he can. For more news from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, visit www.news.navy.mil/local/mcpon/ New this year are five digit charity codes and a secure online credit card giving option. To give online, log on at: https://give.cfcoverseas.org/ ?CC Federal Employees may give by monthly payment or lump sum. Select your unit from the easy to use drop down menus. Profiles can only be saved after transaction is complete. Monthly payments will begin Jan 1, 2008; lump sums to be charged at time of donation. Please contact your unit Coordinator for more details.2007 CFC 2007 CFC 2007 CFC 2007 CFC 2007 CFCThe Navys guided missile destroyer USS Sampson will be commissioned in Boston Nov. 3. The ceremony for the Sampson, built at the Bath Iron Works in Maine, will be held at the Massport Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. The Sampson is equipped with the Aegis Combat System, which Navy officials said is the most advanced computerized defense system in the world. It includes a rapid-fire 5-inch, 62-caliber gun and Tomahawk cruise missiles. The ship, 511 feet long and 66 feet wide, will have a crew of 25 officers and 250 enlisted men. It displaces 9,200 tons and has a top speed of more than 30 knots. It will be the fourth Navy ship to be named after Rear Adm. William T. Sampson, who destroyed and captured a Spanish fleet in 1898, and the fourth Sampson commissioned in Boston. William T. Sampson was the Commander of the U.S. blockading and North Atlantic squadrons during the Spanish-American War of 1898. Prior to the war, he served in a variety of assignments and rose to rank of Captain by 1890 and later became a Rear Admiral. He was appointed president of the U.S.S. Maine Court of Inquiry, the group that was responsible for the investigation of the incident in Havana harbor. During the war with Spain, Sampson was in charge of the North Atlantic and conducted the blockade of Cuba. Sampson himself was not present at the battle when the ships under his command destroyed the Spanish vessels of Admiral Cervera as they attempted to escape from the Harbor of Santiago. In nearby Puerto Rico, Sampson commanded the blockade and bombardment of the San Juan Harbor. Sampson became commandant of the Boston Navy Yard in 1899 near the end of his career. The ships home port will be in San Diego, Calif. Its captain will be Cmdr. Philip Roos.Local school's namesake to be commissioned Story provided by U.S. Navy Archives
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 3 Hospitalman Danielle Lowe carefully makes sure the injured Sailor is secured on the stretcher before he is placed inside of the ambulance and transported to U.S. Naval Hospital GTMO.Valle del Cauca had one corpsman onboard so the skipper, Capt. Louise Borrero, made a decision to transport the wounded Sailor to NAVSTA GTMO, where he could receive proper medical attention. After the ship arrived, its captain decided to wait until the Sailor was medically evaluated before heading back to sea. We will wait until the medical evaluation is complete and make a decision on whether we leave the sailor here, said Borrero. Personnel from the Naval Hospital Guantanamo and the GTMO Fire, Crash and Rescue Department reached the injured Sailor on the deck of Valle del Cauca, just moments after it arrived. According to a Guantanamo Bay Fire, Crash and Rescue Department spokesman, the man was laying in a prone position when they arrived. His chief complaint was that he had lower back pain. The patient was resting in the most comfortable position to relieve his lower back pain. Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jefferson Cevallos from the GTMO port services department communicated with the Spanish speaking crew members once they arrived. In any case with a back or neck injury it is always difficult to move a patient regardless of the environment they are in, said the Fire Department spokesman. In this case it was extremely difficult due to the tight space of the ship and the severity of pain the patient was in. Due to the pain the patient was in and his prior medical treatment, this certainly was an emergency that could not be delayed due to the time of travel to their next destination. Firefighters secured the Sailor to a Stokes basket stretcher and carefully brought the Sailor out of the small space, up one deck and around to the brow. They were extremely careful while walking across the brow down to the waiting ambulance and other medical personnel. He has been resting comfortably, and well have an officer stay behind if the Sailor needs to stay a few days or until hes ready to be flown out. Well have to wait and see what happens,said Borrero.From page 1Emergency... IAW NAVBASEGTMOINST 1711.1, Recreational divers are required to notify Port Control upon completion of their dives. Divers who fail to notify Port Control within one hour of their projected completion time will have diving privileges immediately suspended pending a review of the incident. Divers unable to reach Port Control (busy line) within 30 minutes of completion should immediately notify the NAVSTA CDO at 84405. The standard suspension for failure to call-out a dive is 30 days (barring any additional violations). FMI call NDC(DSW) Castilla / Harbor Magistrate at 4444.DIVING SAFETY NOTICE King George Harvey Acton, Jr. (age 55) died s uddenly, October 20, 2007. George was from of Arlington, Va. and was employed at the BCO in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He leaves behind his beloved companion, Rene, three sons, three daughters, grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. If you would like to express your condolences to his family, you may do so at the following link: http://www.leg-acy.com/washingtonpost/ GB/G uestbook View.aspx?PersonId=96822454George Harvey Acton, Jr1952 2007 In Memorandum
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 4Story, photos by MC2 Kim Williams, NAVSTA Public Affairs Story, photos by MC2 Kim Williams, NAVSTA Public Affairs Story, photos by MC2 Kim Williams, NAVSTA Public Affairs Story, photos by MC2 Kim Williams, NAVSTA Public Affairs Story, photos by MC2 Kim Williams, NAVSTA Public Affairs Fishnet stockings, red leather pumps and drastically made up men and women are common garb at any Rocky Horror Picture Show party and the GTMO celebration put on by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Center's Bayview Restaurant Oct. 27 was no different. More than 100 virgin and veteran fans alike attended the event inspired by the 1975 20th Century Fox motion picture. According to the Wikipedia.com website, The film is considered a cult classic and a midnight movie and is widely known by mainstream and international audiences. The signature lack of plot, cartoonish style, and the overly sexual nature of the film while heavily criticized by film reviewers, is popular with the movie's fans. "We had about 150 people join us for Rocky Horror. It was a blast," said Marlene Diaz, MWR Bayview Food Services director. "All patrons received a prop bag with the purchase of either a dinner or movie ticket. Prop bags had an assortment of items for the movie like rice, confetti, noisemakers, bells, lighters, rubberA party goer dressed as Cuban President Fidel Castro takes a puff of a cigar. The guest was also named male costume contest winner at the 2007 MWR Bayview 'Rocky Horror Picture Show celebration'.gloves, copies of 'The Gazette' [newspapers] water guns, and much more." The difference between a true Rocky Horror fan and someone just out for a rowdy time is reflected in the individual's manners and etiquette. Rocky Horror etiquette world-wide dictates that attendees follow a set of 'rules' to get the full show experience. The use of props, such as those provided by MWR, are essential to following along with select portions of the show. Revelers are instructed to throw rice during wedding scenes. Called an homage to horror films, 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' is definitely a unique experience. The Bayview served a full-course meal to guests including Black Bat Wings, Moldy Cheese potatoes and a dish called body parts on a stick. Bayview also held several contests where guests could test their mummy wrapping and monster mashing skills and show off their costumes before the show. "We [Bayview] gave away door prizes all night long. The best male costume was won by a member of the 474 Air Force group," said Diaz. "His costume was Mr. Fidel Casto [who the partygoer claimed] he jumped the fence to pay us [GTMO] a visit when he heard we were playing Rocky Horror," said Diaz.See, HORROR HORROR HORROR HORROR HORROR, page 6
5 Friday, Nov. 2, 2007Catholic Daily Catholic Mass Mon. Fri. 5:30 p.m. (Main Chapel) Vigil Mass, Sat. 5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sun. Mass, 7:30 a.m. (JTF-Troopers Chapel) Sun. 9 a.m. Mass (Main Chapel) Protestant (GTMO Chapel) Sat. 11 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist Service (Room B) Sun. 7 p.m. Filipino Christian Fellowship (Room A) 8 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Room D) 9 a.m. LDS Service (Room A) 10 a.m. Liturgical Service (Room B) 11 a.m. General Prot. Service 11 a.m. United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg 1036) 1 p.m. Gospel Service 7 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Fellowship Hall) Friday Religious Services 1:15 p.m. Islamic Service (Room C) 7 p.m. Jewish Service (FMI call 2628)Religious Services/ JTF Troopers ChapelCatholic Services Wed. 11 a.m. Spanish Mass (New) Sat. 6:30 p.m. Vigil Mass (PPI Chapel) Sun. 7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass (New) Protestant (GTMO Chapel) Sat. 11 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist Service (Room B) Sun. 5:30 Filipino Christian Fellowship (Room A) 8 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Room D) 9 a.m. LDS Service (Room A) 10 a.m. Liturgical Service (Room B0 11 a.m. General Prot. Service 11 a.m. United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg 1036) 1 p.m. Gospel service 8 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Room B) Religious Services/ Base Chapel Ombudsman CornerSteve Doherty (Retired Steve) NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 7723984882 on base, and 011-5399-84882 comm.gtmo firstname.lastname@example.org Machele Friend Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Ombudsman State-side Liaison email@example.comAnchor lines highlights benefits of the Navy Reserve Farewell As we transfer to Tampa, Fla., the Steer family (ONeil, Keshia, Shaniece) would like to express our warmest thanks and gratitude to all who contributed to making GTMO our most memorable tour yet!! After almost four years, we have created some friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you all for the lasting memories. We will miss you all.The role of the Navy Reserve has never been more important than it is today and it is imperative that the Navy retains its talented Navy Sailors to meet current and future mission requirements. The Navy Reserve will help you stay connected to the things you love best about the military without leaving your civilian life behind. The Total Force concept has created career options for our Sailors that reach beyond active duty commitments. The Career Management System-Interactive Detailing (CMS/ ID) system is working towards allowing active duty Sailors to view Navy Reserve billets before leaving active duty. Sailors in the Navy Reserve are on the forefront of protecting the world from those who threaten freedom. Serving approximately two days per month and two weeks per year, you will receive the same training, qualifications, and opportunities as your active duty counterpart. Navy Reserve Sailors remain totally integrated members of the U.S. Navy. Key features of Navy Reserve: Tricare Reserve Select : Tricare medical and dental coverage for you and your dependents. Mobilization Deferment : Up to a two year involuntary mobilization deferment. NAVADMIN 007/07. MGIB-SR/Kicker : Non-contributory educational benefits. Bonuses : Prior service/affiliation bonuses up to 20K. Canvasser Recruiter : Chance to become a Navy Reserve recruiter in your region or near your home.By: FLTCM Rick West, FLTCM Tom Howard & FLTCM Mike McCalip
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 6 Prizes include a Nintendo DSS Lite, Digital Camera and $50 Gift Cards.HORROR HORROR HORROR HORROR HORROR, From page 4 ...Rocky Horror faithful dressed in a variety of costumes including animals, construction workers and superheroes. One attendee even dressed as cartoon character 'Barney' the adult version.The best female costume contest winner was Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kellie Bliss from The Naval Media Center. "There was great food like moldy cheese potatoes, wild monster eyes and much more," said Diaz. "There was also a mummy contest. Patrons acted out scenes from the movie yelled at the screen and had a wicked good time," Diaz added. The 'Virgin ceremony' took place at 9:30 that evening which deemed one time Rocky Horror newbies, event veterans. Cast members for the evening included Eric Nikkel as Franken Further, Marlene Diaz as Columbia, Kassondra Roberts as Magenta, Jeffery Shaw as Brad Majors and Josh as Eddie. Columbia College Testing ServicesCLEP exams are offered every Sat. at 1 p.m and every 2nd and 4th Wed. at 8 p.m. Columbia College Computer lab (Room 10) Note: Students may take 1 exam per test session.New Office Hours: Mon. thorough Thurs. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Fri.: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. FMI contact Melissa Belleman 75555 firstname.lastname@example.orgCall 75555 to make an appointment or visit our website: http://www.ccis.edu/ nationwide/main.asp?Guantanamo (Choose Prospective Students then Transfer Credits then Register for CLEP Exams) Sailor of the Week "I've only been here for two months and I never thought I would win this award. I am happy to have been selected by my command." MASN Michael Probus NAVSTA Security Patrolman
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 7The Maritime Strategy: Security Stability and Seapower Americans can now visit an online ballot to cast their vote for five people whose extraordinary contributions to the U.S. military go above and beyond the call of duty. With the first 'Above and Beyond Awards,' Microsoft Corp oration and the United Service Organizations (USO), will publicly honor the outstanding commitment, exceptional service, sacrifice and achievements of individuals who have shown extraordinary dedication to brightening servicemembers lives over the past year, according to the awards website. From hundreds of promising nominees, officials have narrowed the field to 14 finalists in the following five categories: The Effort Award : Presented for providing outstanding support and comfort to troops, and enhancing their morale and personal welfare. The recipient inspires other groups or individuals to create new and unique ways to show their support of the troops through widely influential guidance or mentorship. Medical Attention Award: Presented for providing superior medical attention to the wounded and injured. The recipient makes a broad impact across multiple communities, providing guidance, mentorship and resources to better the lives of the wounded. He or she inspires others to enhance their own support. Promotion and Success Award : Presented for outstanding impact and success in generating promotional support for the USO. The recipient provides selfless commitment to promote and create awareness of the USO, and helps enhance the morale and personal welfare of troops. Every Day Difference Award : Presented to someone who makes a difference in a seemingly small, but significant way to improve servicemembers quality of life. The recipient is an unsung hero who makes the most of personal, non-financial, resources to positively affect servicemembers basic needs or way of life. Youth Leadership Award : Presented to a youth leader ages 17 or younger who champions and represents outstanding troop support. The recipient organizes self-generated or motivated individuals or groups that provide genuine support to the troops, and shows his or her troop support through innovative and unique ways. Additional information about the 14 finalists can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/federal/ AboveandBeyondAwards.mspx. The awards will be presented at a Nov. 12 ceremony in New York City.By John J. Kruzel, American Forces Press ServiceSecurity: Maritime forces are first line of defense with ability to deploy quickly, reach difficult locations. Stability: 70 percent of the world is water, 80 percent of the world lives on or near the coastline and 90 percent of our commerce sails across it. Any disruption in that chain caused by instability has a direct impact on American quality of life. Seapower: The unifying force and common denominator that enables global security stability and prosperity. This strategy clearly articulates that our sea services operate across the full spectrum of operations; raising the prevention of war to a level equal to the conduct of war. We believe that preventing wars is as important as winning wars Maritime forces will be employed to build confidence and trust among nations through collective security efforts that focus on common threats and mutual interests in an open, multi-polar world. Although our forces can surge when necessary to respond to crises, trust and cooperation cannot be surged. They must be built over time so that the strategic interests of the participants are continuously considered while mutual understanding and respect are promoted. United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will act across the full range of military operations to secure the United States from direct attack; secure strategic access and retain global freedom of action; strengthen existing and emerging alliances and partnerships and establish favorable security conditions. Begun at the Naval War College last summer, the process of strategy development was rigorous, analytical, open and inclusive. We created an unclassified document, one with significant international flavor informed by constructive dialogue with friends around the world, the American people, not to mention an unprecedented level of cooperation among the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.America Supports You holds Above and Beyond awards
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 8 Sideswipe 'Martial Arts' visit GTMOSideswipe will visit Guantanamo Bay Naval Station (GTMO) as part of a seven day entertainment tour for US troops starting Oct. 30 and the NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation Weekend event. Matt Mullins, Craig Henningsen, Brendon Huor, Donald Mills, Seth Austin, Jake Greenburg, Luke Broadlick and Justin Eaton will be joined by members of Sharkeys Karate Studio for this special performance. Sideswipe Performance Team is a martial arts-based group that blends traditional martial arts such as Karate and Tae Kwon Do, with gymnastics and acrobatics, to create an extreme, high-flying display of talent, strength and stamina unlike anything else. Based in Los Angeles, Sideswipe has been entertaining audiences across the country over the last three years, performing on television, stage, at sporting events, live action shows and karate tournaments. Craig Henningsen Currently holds eight national and three world titles, and is the two-time defending champion of the coveted AKA Grand Nationals Warrior Cup, being the only one to win back-toback championships. A black belt in Shorei-Ryu. Donald Mills A member of Team AKAs three-time world champion demo team, he holds a black belt in Karate and has been competing nationally for six years. Jake Greenburg A member of Team AKAs three-time world champion demo team, he is a black belt in Shorei-ryu Karate and has been competing for eight years. Brendon Huor an ISKA World Champion and a two-time NASKA national champion, he is the captain of Team AKAs three-time world champion demo team a black belt in Shorei-ryu Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Wushu, and has been rated number 1 in Chinese Forms and Weapons for two consecutive years. Seth Austin a second degree black belt in American Kenpo, is currently nationally ranked in adult forms and a weapons competitor. Luke Broadlick has won five World titles and was voted the 2005 Viewer Choice Awards Rookie of the Year. Matthew Mullins This Five-time world champion has been practicing martial arts for more than a decade. Honing his skills, studying under legendary martial arts instructor John Sharkey at Sharkeys Karate Studio in Naperville, Illinois, Matt took to the competition circuit and quickly excelled in all divisions. A third-degree black belt in Shorei-Ryu, Matt is also a six-time North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) national champion and a five-time American Karate Association (AKA) national champion. While at Sharkeys, Matt also trained alongside three-time world champion Mike Chaturantabut. There, the two men perfected their skills in sport karate, what would later become known as XMA, or extreme martial arts, a fluid blend of traditional forms with powerful acrobatics and gymnastics. Sideswipe will perform at the Marine Hill Nov. 2 from 8 10:30 a.m.. And they also perform a DEMO at the NEX Atrium Nov. 2 from 1 2 p.m. During the NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation Weekend, times and locations may vary. Residents can check with the front desk at the NEX for times or location changes. In case of inclement weather, musical acts will be held at the Windjammer Ballroom. Due to limited space, the indoor concert will be for Active Military only.NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation NEX/MWR Customer Appreciation W W W W W eek eek eek eek eek end No end No end No end No end No v v v v v .1 5. .1 5. .1 5. .1 5. .1 5.Sharkeys Karate Studio will always be called home. Without the mentorship, support and encouragement of Sensei John Sharkey, Sideswipe would not be the team it is today.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 9 Unclaimed vehiclesThe NAVSTA Security impound lot is getting full. The department can hold vehicles for only 120 days. The cars listed are approaching or past this deadline. After this deadline, vehicles are turned over to Bremcor as directed by NAVSTAs Abandoned Property Board instruction. Only the registered owner or his agent may claim the vehicle; do not call asking to purchase. For more information, contact CEC(SCW) Craig Thomas at 4325, Monday Friday 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. or email email@example.com. Make/Model Color Plate Dodge Ram/Vam White C-7104 Chevy Van White C-0580 Chevy CelebrityWhite C-5351 Chevy Custom DLXGoldUKN Ford MustangWhiteUKN Toyota Cor onaWhite C-5976 Chevy Suburban WhiteUKN Dodge Truck BlackC-6030 Mercury Monarch Blue C-6955Creature Feature: Creature Feature: Creature Feature: Creature Feature: Creature Feature: Cuban Trogon Cuban Trogon Cuban Trogon Cuban Trogon Cuban TrogonStory, photo provided by Jos B. Montalvo, Natural Resources Manager, Environmental Department The Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) is a member of a tropical family of birds related to roadrunners. This bird is a Cuban endemic [found only in Cuba] and is the national bird of Cuba. Cuban Trogons are brightly colored with a red belly, whitish chest and throat, green back, blue on the top of the head, and a long tail. They have a distinct posture when perched and, when combined with the brilliant colors, their identification is easy. There are not any other birds in Cuba which could be mistaken for a Cuban Trogon. The Cuban Trogon is also known by other local names such as Tocororo, Toroloco, and Tocoloro, names which are descriptive of the birds song. Ancestral Cubans called this bird Guatini, a name it is still known by in many of the Eastern provinces. Cuban Trogons are widely distributed throughout Cuba. They occupy tropical rain forests, pine forests, and dry forests at all altitudes and are quite common in certain areas. They are usually found in pairs, perched in the shade, high in a tree and are relatively immobile. They are strictly arboreal (confined to trees) and remain perched for extended periods of time. Their flight consists of short bursts, usually in pursuit of food such as insects, fruits, and buds. Insects are sometimes taken in mid-air but often are taken off the foliage of the tree. Trogons are considered weak flyers although they can hover while feeding. Cuban Trogons nest in abandoned woodpecker cavities or other holes in trees. They breed primarily from May to August and lay three to four eggs per clutch. Trogons are considered the most beautifully colored bird in Cuba. This is the national bird of Cuba for two reasons. First, it dies almost instantly if taken into captivity and this is considered symbolic of the Cuban people and their resistance to captivity. Second, the brightly colored bird contains the colors of the Cuban flag.Cuban Trogon Holiday Mailing DeadlinesMail from U.S. to GTMO: Parcel Post Nov. 13 1ST Class Letter/Cards Dec. 11 Priority Mail Dec. 11 Mail from GTMO to U.S.: Standard Mail Nov 27 1ST Class Letter/ Cards Dec. 11 Priority Mail Dec. 11 These dates are the recommended deadlines to ensure delivery of mail by the holiday date.
Friday Nov. 2, 2007 10 MWR HappeningsDo Do Do Do Do wnto wnto wnto wnto wnto wn L wn L wn L wn L wn L y y y y y ceum ceum ceum ceum ceumYOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL League is open to participants ages 4 to 14 Registration forms are due by Nov. 2 at the Base Gym with a $25 registration fee. A skills clinic will be held Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. Brandon and Zaizer Field. 7-10 year olds will be at Brandon Field and 11-14 will be at Zaizer Field. FMI Jessica Piel 2113 or Pieljm@usnbgtmo.navy.mil MIXED MONEY LEAGUE Begins at 6:30 p.m. $10 per person. Only one person of the opposite sex to make the team mixed. League runs for 12 weeks Pick up blank team rosters at the Bowling Center front desk FMI 2118/77147 SWIM ACROSS THE BAY Nov. 17 at 6:30 a.m. Open to first 50 people to sign up! Participants should be intermediate or advanced swimmers PRE-SWIM: Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Windjammer Pool FMI Call Anthony Roberts 2205 or 77919 WHATS ON YOUR PROGRAM? Army vs. Navy Flag Football Game Womens games begins at 7 p.m. Mens game begins at 8 p.m. both games will be held at Cooper Field Dec. 2 Tail party kicks off at 2803 at Cooper Field. Prizes awarded all evening!!! FMI Sports Coordinator 2113 FAMILY FUN DAY Dec. 8 at the Windjammer Pool at 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Free food and drinks Floaties allowed, Iceberg and banana boat provided FMI Call Tony 2205 or 77262 Friday Nov 2 Closed Saturday Nov 3* Sideswipe event 8 p.m. Edison Concert 9 p.m Sunday Nov 4 Halloween 8 p.m., R, 109 min. Monday Nov 5 Mr. Woodcock 8 p.m., R, 112 min. T uesday Nov 6 The Brave One 8 p.m., PG-13, 107 min. W ednesday Nov 7 Shoot 'Em Up 8 p.m., R, 86 min. Thursday Nov 8 Death Sentence 8 p.m., R, 105 min.*ALL CONCERTS ARE LIMITED TO 450 ACTIVE DUTY ONLY AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WINDJAMMER.Halloween Mr. WoodcockComedy PG13 88 minCast: Billy Bob Thornton, Sean William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Kurt Fuller, Amy PoehlerJohn Farley, author of the best-selling selfhelp book about letting go of the past, violates his own advice when he returns to his small hometown to receive the communitys honor. While there, John learns, to his horror, that his widowed mother, Beverly, is engaged to be married to none other than Mr. Woodcock, the gym teacher.Suspense/Horror, Thriller, Adaptation R 109 minCast: Daeg Faerch, Danielle Harris, Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Sheri MoonA new take on the legend and a new chapter in the Michael Myers Halloween saga. Halloween.
11 Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale Lost/Found(2) Psychology 101 and Financial Planning both barely used, $75 each, FMI call 77946 or 74389. (2) WinTV-PVR USB2 personal video recorder. Watch and record TV/Cable over USB on your PC. Burn your TV shows onto DVD or CD. Model # 941 $100 OBO. FMI call 84040. (2) Selling: 51 inch projection TV with 2 media stands $500 OBO, Computer Desk $25, FMI call 77954. (2) Microwave $50, SCSI modem $80, webcam/camera $30, External 2.4 7 dBi wireless antenna $30. FMI call 77116. (1) Ten like new X-BOX games ; $50, Six like new XBOX 360 games; $120. All are in perfect shape. FMI call 77828. (1) Microwave, washer/dryer, other appliances and computer peripherals. FMI call 77116. (1) Rockford Fosgate Car amplifier in like new condition. 200 watts 2 channel subwoofer amp with all manuals $50. 1 Alpine 200 watt 2 channel subwoofer amp still in original packing. $30. FMI call 77745 or 84184. (1) Couch $50, chair w/foot stool $25, washer and dryer $50, medical exam table $100, heart rate monitor $25 All prices negotiable. FMI 77398 or 3632. (1) Washer and dryer; desk; toddler bed; lamps; couches; baby items and foose ball table. FMI call 75583. (1) Sylvania television set 27 inch. $75, OBO. FMI call 4989. (1) Computer desk and a leather chair (great condition) for just $50. Must sell by this weekend. FMI call 72112 or 77108. (1) Selling: 51 inch projection TV with 2 media stands $500 OBO. FMI call 77954. (1) Retro: Blue Sofa and chair with matching end tables and coffee table $400 (light blue and silver legs); 2 silver and natural bar stools $85, Washer and dryer combination $85. FMI call 75676 or 3500. (1) Fleet and Family Support Center is looking for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family counselor to work with couples, individuals, and families at the FFSC in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Please contact Patricia Williams at 4141 and /or Serco at www.serco-na.com to apply for position. (1) Ocean Enterprises is now taking applications for full and part time positions! Snorkelers and Scuba Divers encouraged to apply. Applications available at OE Dive Center or call 75336. (1) Secretary 07-CUB-281, Salary Range: $28,562 $37,130 per annum, Open Period: Oct. 17 closes Oct. 31. Series & Grade: GS-0318-06, Position Information: Full-time, permanent position. FMI call 3500, W.T. Sampson High School. (1) Material Handler WG-6907-5, announcement number: 07-068, salary $15.31 to $ 15.96 per hour, opening date 24 OCT 07, location FISC Postal Guantanamo Bay Cuba, closing date Nov. 5. FMI call 4441 (1) Registered Nurse GS-0610, announcement number: 07-067, salary GS-05: $25,623 to $33,309 per annum, opening date 24 OCT 07, closing date Nov. 5. FMI call 4441 (1) Office Automated Clerk GS0326-04, announcement number: 07-066, salary $22,902 to $29,769 per annum, opening date 24 OCT 07, closing date Nov. 5, location Housing Dept, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. FMI call 4441. (1) Position in Housing Dept. Budget Analyst, Contractor position (GS-9 salary equivalent) Must be able to start work on or before 24 Nov 2007 for crosstraining. Closes: Nov. 9. Deliver resume to Housing Welcome Center, Attention: Rudy Sammons at 5119. (1) Medical Support Assistant, LGS-0679-04, announcement NO: FN07-011, salary: $6.18$7.23 Per hour; opening date Oct. 29, Location is US Navy Hospital, Surgical Clinic. Closing date Nov. 6. FMI call 4441. (1)Supv Inventory Mgmt Spec, GS-2010-11, announcement NO: 07-070, salary $46,974 to $61,068 per annum., opening date Oct. 29, location FISC/Supply, GTMO, Closing date Nov. 6. FMI call 4441. (1) Medical Support Assistant, GS-0679-04, announcement NO: 07-071, Salary: $22,902 to $29,769 per annum., Opening date 29 Oct., location US Navy Hospital GTMO, Surgical Clinic, closing date Nov. 6. FMI call 4441. (1) Supply Technician (OA) GS2005-05, announcement NO: 07069; salary $25,623 $33,309 per annum. Opening date Oct. 24, Location FISC JAX, Guantanamo Bay Detachment, closing Nov. 5. FMI call 4441. (2) 1998 626 Mazda, A/C, CC player, central alarm and new paint. FMI call 77145 or 4222. (2) Golf Cart, EZGO 1990. New 3lift kit and tires, previous tires, new shocks, brakes, and springs, charger, Locker and mini refrigerator, $1000. FMI call 79466. (2) 1994 Nissan convertible. A must see. Many upgrades. New low profile tires. FMI call 77502 (2) 2002 Motorcycle. Honda Shadow ACE 750 cc. Excellent condition and low miles. Title in hand. Will negotiate on price in order to sell. FMI call 77502. (2) 2002 Gas powered Golf Cart. Lots of spare parts and tires included. Large canopy included. WIll negotiate on price. FMI call 77502. (2) 1985 Dodge Ram Truck (GTMO SPECIAL). Ready Dec. 7. Very Reliable. $1300 OBO. Full tank of gas at turn-over ($60 value). FMI call 77954. (2) 1989 Jeep Cherokee manual transmission 2 door 4 cylinder excellent condition, recently added master and slave cylinder $2,800 OBO FMI call 77946. (2) 1989 Dodge Van, leaks oil and does not currently run, $300 OBO. FMI call 77276. (1) 50cc Milan/Vespa Scooter in good condition with 2 helmets and gloves. $600 OBO willing to negotiate. FMI call 77745 or 84184. (1) 96 Pontiac Sunfire, runs great, $3500 OBO. Avail 11/19 FMI call 72440 or 77477. (1) 2005 Chocolate V6 Automatic, KIA, Sportage 16,000 miles, like new. $16, 700 OBO. Full tank of gas, leather interior(tan), CD player, convertible fold flat back seat, camping tray, luggage rack, tinted windows, alarm with keyless entry and 4 doors. FMI call 75676 or 3500. (1) Two new jetskis, 1200cc each, trailer and all extras, $23,000 OBO. FMI call 77153. (1) 2004 Bajaj Cheetak Scooter, 150 CC, manual transmission. Excellent running condition, comes with helmet, goggles, spare tire, & tool kit. $2,000. FMI call 4814 or 75617. (1) 1985 ford f-150 p/u LB 2X4 with an inline 6 automatic trans.; truck in fair cond. $1,200 OBO. FMI call 77350 or 75672. (2) The CDC will be having Parents Night Out Nov. 10 at the Youth Center from 5:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Parents are asked to sign up at the Child Development Center no later than Monday Nov. 5. FMI call 3664. (2) Free to good home: Kitten, almost one year old, all shots, spade, front paws declawed, very loving cat. FMI call 77502. (2) I am looking for a full length mirror. The ones they sell at the furniture store for $10. I am willing to pay $20 or more for one. FMI call 78450 or 5059 or 3287. Nov. 2 Nob Hill #14A, 6 a.m. 10 p.m. Nov. 3 Caribbean Circle #40C, 7 10 a.m. Nov. 3 Caribbean Circle #24C, 8 a.m. noon. Nov. 4 Caribbean Circle #39B, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Announcements Vehicles/Boats Employment Wanted Yard Sales A Urologist will be onboard U.S. Naval Hospital Nov. 6 17Please call 72410. Patients with current consults will be seen first. Non-Tricare patients will be seen on a space available basis.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 12 GTMO HappeningsPhoto provided by MWR Gazette Correction: Daylight Savings ends on Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. Fall Back!Photo by MC1 Robert LambScary weekend (Left) Jason Perez, (Right) Katie Whitaker and many other local children tried their best to scare as many people as they could during the MWR sponsored Haunted House Oct. 25 27. The Seabees, Chief Petty Officer's Association and other community volunteers assisted with the event as well. All the funds raised will go toward the W.T. Sampson Senior Class Trip.Photo by Nicole McCarver Photo by Bruce LloydSermon by higher power Rear Adm. Robert F. Burt, Chief of Navy Chaplains, was the guest speaker at the Joint Task Force Command Prayer Breakfast Oct. 28. While visiting with Naval Station (NAVSTA) Chaplains, Burt decided to spend some time with the congregation during his time at NAVSTA. Here he's giving a sermon to a Protestant congregation at the base chapel. Burt became the 24th Chief of Navy Chaplains in June 2006.Demolition Softball Tournament The Hydroids Softball team came away with another impressive victory during a co-ed softball tournament this past weekend. The Hydroids demolished the competition by winning all seven games they played Oct. 27 and 28. Five teams participated in what will be the last softball tournament until the renovation of the MWR sports complex is completed summer 2008.