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Friday, July 11, 2008 Vol. 65 No. 27 Happy 4th of July GTMO!For a schedule of Fourth of July events see pages 6 & 7 inside. Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) celebrated Independence Day with a variety of events July 4 6. Residents participated in a carnival, a concert, a fireworks display and a spear fishing tournament during the holiday weekend. The festivities kicked off with the carnival at Denich Gym where locals enjoyed games, food and the sounds of AFRTS radio station 103.1 "The Blitz". "The carnival was a great family atmosphere. My entire family enjoyed it," said Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) April Gordon. "I would like some of the carnival rides to be in GTMO year round." Immediately following the carnival, musical guests Andy Lee Stephens, State of Man and Amanda Lynn performed for guests at a concert at the "Tiki Bar" where they gave special thanks to veterans in GTMO and worldwide. Revelers also had the opportunity to enjoy food prepared by the Bayview Resturant staff including southern fried catfish, hush puppies, funnel cakes and summer sangria. "The food at the Bayview was excellent," said Gordon who made the trek to the Bayview after leaving the carnival with her family. "Events like these are great for [station] morale." At 9 p.m., a fireworks display over Guantanamo Bay began allowing residents to share in a small piece of American tradition in GTMO. "This years fireworks display was provided by Garden State Fireworks," said Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Director Craig Basel. "We shot approximately 4200 individual fireworks." Basel explained a lot of planning and Navy earns corporate diversity recognitionBy MC2 Kimberly Williams NAVSTA PAO Sailors stand at attention during a frocking ceremony onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). See 4TH of JULY page 4Atlanta-based rock band "State of Man" performs for the GTMO crowd at the "Tiki Bar" during the 2008 Fourth of July Celebration. Other performers at the concert included country-rock artist Andy Lee Stephens and country artist Amanda Lynn.Photo by Lisa Dula GTMO celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, festivitiesPhotos by Cmdr. Jeff Johnston and Lisa Dula
Friday, July 11, 20082 Adm. William James Crowe Jr. 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 Public Affairs Office LPO........................................................................................MC1 Robert Lam b Gazette 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Get the Gazette online at www.cnic.navy.mil/ G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te te Guantanamo BayVol. 65 No. 27 Bush amends G.I. Bill, transferability still questionable Story by MC2 Kim Williams NAVSTA PAO President George W. Bush signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, June 30, 2008. The bill, introduced by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.), is a new benefit, providing educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. It includes many changes to the current GI Bill, including the amount of time servicemembers have to use the benefits, what the government is willing to pay for and who can use the GI Bill. "This is a great day for our veterans," said Webb. "This bill properly provides a modern and fair educational benefit to address the needs of those who answered the call of duty to our country," said Webb. Servicemembers who did not initially enroll in the old GI Bill upon entering the Navy may sign up for the new program, regardless of time in service. There is no enrollment fee associated with the new GI Bill as with the past entitlement. Contrary to popular belief, servicemembers will not be able to use the new GI Bill until it goes into effect Aug. 1, 2009 and many of the changes associated with the new bill will not be automatic. One topic still up for discussion is the transferability of the bill to dependents, which still needs to be finalized by the DoD and each branch of the military. They will determine if how and when servicemembers will be able to allow their spouse or child to use the educational fund. According to a Veterans Administration (VA) representative, transferability of funds is the most sought after information pertaining to the new bill. "We do not currently have any specific information on how to transfer benefits to a dependent or when you can officially begin to do so as of right now," said the VA representative. "Nothing is concrete yet as far as 'the how' part [to transfer benefits to family] and things may change [before Aug. 1, 2009, which is the effective date for all changes associated with the GI Bill.]" A fact sheet distributed by the Department of Veterans Affairs about the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, states that, "If you are a member of the Armed Forces on August 1, 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) may offer you the opportunity to transfer benefits to your spouse or dependent children. Please contact DoD or your military service branch for more information." This means the transferability benefit is not guaranteed. And according to the VA representative, once it is approved by the DoD and branches of the military, the count to determine eligibility will not start until Aug. 1, 2009. She also went on to say, "The DoD has authorized individuals on active duty on or after Aug. 1, 2009 who serve at least six years and agree to serve another four years, transferability. See the GI Bill website for more details." While this ambiguous new law Photo by MC2 Kim Williams See GI BILL, page 5A group of graduates from Columbia College wait to receive their degrees during the Spring 2008 commencement ceremony. While many servicemembers use tuition assistance to earn their college degrees on active duty, the new GI Bill may offer them the chance to transfer their benefits to their dependents.
Friday, July 11, 20083 Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic has been said voluntarily for the past 35 years. In July of 1973, the United States military officially became an armed military made up solely of volunteers. Until then the military operated under an involuntary draft policy to produce manpower to fight the countrys wars. Draftees served during both world wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Opposition to the war in Vietnam brought extreme scrutiny to the draft, and the publics increasing dissatisfaction took its toll during President Richard Nixons administration. Congress eventually approved the institution of the all-volunteer force, and although the framework for selective service remained in place, the armed forces stopped drafting people to serve. Our nation is fortunate that so many talented and patriotic people have stepped forward to serve, and that so many of them have chosen to continue to serve, said Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Since 1973, the all volunteer force has been involved with countless humanitarian operations and armed conflicts. For example in April of 1975, President Ford reported that a force of 70 evacuation helicopters and 865 Marines had evacuated about 1,400 US citizens and 5,500 third country nationals and South Vietnamese from landing zones near the US Embassy in Saigon and the Tan Son Nhut Airfield April 26, 1980, President Carter reported the use of six US transport planes and eight helicopters in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue American hostages being held in Iran and in 1983, the island nation of Grenada. Citing the increased threat of Soviet and Cuban influence and noting the development of an international airport following a bloodless Grenada coup dtat and alignment with the Soviets and Cuba, the U.S. launched Operation Urgent Fury to invade the sovereign island nation. All of these conflicts and humanitarian missions were done by the men and women who, on a daily basis, raise the right hand and enlist or re-enlist into the military of their choice. Just in the past week, more than 1,100 servicemembers stationed in Iraq celebrated the nations birthday by re-enlisting. Enlistment and retention bonuses, educational benefits and other incentives are very useful tools and the figures that come from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). For 2007, the retention goals were 50 percent for personnel with less than six years of active service, 60 percent for personnel between six and 10 years active service, and 80 percent for personnel with more than 10 years of active service, Chief Navy Career Counselor (SW) Jon Monteleone, NAVSTA GTMO. We [NAVSTA] had a 100 percent retention rate for first, third and fourth term Sailors. Retention flourishes among the services, in both the active duty and reserve forces, as they continue to operate in places like Bosnia, Kosovo in the 90s and Iraq and Afghanistan today. Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel and policy, said the nation and its armed forces are stronger in many ways, thanks most notably to the aptitude and experience todays volunteers bring to the table. Carr said about 20 percent of servicemembers in the draft era were in the bottom third of the aptitude-test scoring range. Today, only two percent of the force is in the bottom third, and more than 66 percent are in the top half. Nearly one out of every two servicemembers re-enlists and during the draft, only one-eighth of the force re-enlisted, leaving an average of less than 20 percent with more than a few years of service. The all-volunteer force has made the nations defense the strongest its ever been, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen. I would not want to return to a Vietnam-era military by implementing a draft. Mullen, who was commissioned in 1968, said he saw first-hand the effects the draft had on the force as it wound down from the war in Vietnam. I watched the military break apart. To the best of my ability, Im never going to let that happen, he said. You can read about it, but I was there, so I know; I understand the quality that we had back then. DoD celebrates 35 years of all-volunteer force By MC1 Robert Lamb NAVSTA PAO Lt. Jimmy Compton serves as reenlistment officer for MA2 Jennifer Hannan who signed up for four more years and received a $45,000 reenlistment bonus. Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb
4Friday, July 11, 2008 Photo by MC2 Kimberly Williams JULY 19 AT THE WINDJAMMER BALLROOM BEGINS AT 5:30 p.m. TICKETS ARE $15 AND ON SALE EVERY WEEKEND AT THE NEX ATRUIM AND DAILY AT AIR SUNSHINE 2008 FIREMEN'S BALL 4th OF JULY, from page 1 In Loving Memory Mrs. Rosa Maura, a long time resident of Naval Station Guantanamo, passed away at age 74 on July 6, 2008 at the Naval Hospital. Born in Palma Soriano, Village near Santiago de Cuba, Rosa was the younger of two children. After losing both her parents at an early age, she and her brother were raised by Stanley and Amanda Anderson of Palma Soriano. They moved to Guantnamo City after her adoptive father got a job here on base in the Fire Department. In 1954, young Rosa came to work on the base for the first time, working directly for Station Commanders like Admiral Bulkeley and Chief of Staff, Capt. Lyndon. As a result of her position as Commanders Residence Manager, many who visited the Commander's Residence enjoyed her culinary talents in Cuban Cuisine. In 1963, she met the love of her life, Rafael Maura. They were married in 1965 in Puerto Rico, thanks largely to Mrs. Lyndons help. Two children were born from that union. Mrs. Maura was known to watch the sunsets from her front porch where she would share laughter with her friends and family. Her family also remembers how she spent Sunday afternoons playing Bingo. She will be greatly missed. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband Rafael Maura Padre and her two children Rafael Hijo, an employee of the Naval Station Post Office and resident of GTMO, and Milder Brgida who resides in New Jersey. Mrs. Maura is also survived by her brother Agustin who also resides in New Jersey. Que Dios la tenga en su Gloria. evaluation goes into hosting the "perfect" fireworks display for residents who count on MWR to create the entire holiday experience. "Every year we contact from three and six fireworks companies to provide us with a written or electronic proposal for them to produce a fireworks display for the GTMO community," said Basel. I think that this year's event was one of the best; over the years, the [Fourth of July] celebrations have gotten better but have all been terrific in their own unique way." Upcoming events scheduled for GTMO include the Jamaican Indedpendence Day celebration at Ferry Landing, The GTMO JazzFest and Labor Day festivities.See photos from 4th of July festivities on pages 6 & 7. You can't handle the Fence LineSaturday, July 19, 6;30 a.m. Event begins with a N.E. Gate tour 5-Mile Ride/Bike/Run/Walk Sign-up Mon Fri (8 a.m. 4 p.m.) at USMC White House Cost is $15. per person; 1st 150 receive event Tshirts FMI call 2008/ 2642/84495
5Friday, July 11, 2008 Religious Services/ Base Chapel Ombudsman Corner NAVSTA Ombudsman Steve Doherty (Retired Steve) 84882/77239 email@example.com Connie Schiltz 84792/78519 US Naval Hospital Ombudsman Michael Amenson Pager 72090 #073Catholic 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. 5:30 a.m. Iglesia Ni Christo (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 1 p.m. LORIMI Gospel Service (Room D) 7 p.m. GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship (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) Couple says Goodbye may have initially seemed promising, many servicemembers feel confused about the details. "As per the link, the Department of Defense (DoD) may offer you the opportunity to transfer benefits to your spouse or dependent children. What do they mean may offer?" asked Information Systems Technician 1stClass (SW/AW) Carlos Barnes. "Who am I supposed to contact about this? This is what I hate about the VA and DOD, they never give clear guidance on programs they put out and when you call the VA, they dont know the answer. Like if I dont use the bill within 15 years, do I get a check for the money I put in initially? I should be automatically enrolled into the new bill, instead I will have to elect the new option on or after Aug. 1, 2009. We dont need examples we need clear guidance." Although the new GI Bill has already been signed into law, the VA still has a learning curve to decipher the details of the act, apply guidelines for receiving certain benefits and communicate the changes that Congress makes to the bill to the public. For more information about entitlements associated with the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/ S22/S22%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.GI Bill from page 2 M other Nature and Father Christmas would like to say goodbye to everyone on Guantanamo Bay. We thank you for the friendship that we have called GTMO for the past six years. I am reminded by a friend that with the trials we go through, we grow stronger in faith; with faith we get closer to God and in God; we can do all things. May God bless and keep you and may His face shine down upon you and lift you up. May His Word be a light unto your path. Again we thank you for everything, Amelia and Andrew Smith
Friday, July 11, 20086 The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center held several events during the holiday weekend including a fireworks display over Guantanamo Bay. Photo by MC2 Kim Williams Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb
Friday, July 11, 20087 International Vocalist, Michael PaigeCraft Fair Tables $10. Sign up at Ceramic ShopBlue Crab: Limit 24 per day. Spear fishing prohibited. Egg bearing females prohibited. Size limit is 4" from point to point.Photo by MC2 Kim Williams Photo by MC2 Kim Williams Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb Background photo by Cmdr. Jeff JohnstonMore than 4000 GTMO residents enjoyed activities ranging from a carnival at Denich Gym to a Fourth of July concert at the "Tiki Bar"/Bayview Patio.
Friday, July 11, 20088 Photo by MC2 Kim Williams H H H H H ousing N ousing N ousing N ousing N ousing N ews ews ews ews ews MOVING ALONG Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Director Craig Basel leads the way as Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Executive Director Bruce Cwalina receives a tour of the Cooper Field construction project July 3. Cwalina, along with Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Leary and Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Johnston toured the site and noted progress in the construction of two out of three baseball fields, a concession stand and a turf football field. Cwalina also had the opportunity to tour various other locations on base including Camp Justice, the New Military Working Dog Kennel and Marine Hill housing. Housing requires a minimum of 30 days notice of intent to Housing requires a minimum of 30 days notice of intent to Housing requires a minimum of 30 days notice of intent to Housing requires a minimum of 30 days notice of intent to Housing requires a minimum of 30 days notice of intent to vacate. Also, if you are gone from your home for 72 hours vacate. Also, if you are gone from your home for 72 hours vacate. Also, if you are gone from your home for 72 hours vacate. Also, if you are gone from your home for 72 hours vacate. Also, if you are gone from your home for 72 hours or longer, you are required to fill out and return an Absent or longer, you are required to fill out and return an Absent or longer, you are required to fill out and return an Absent or longer, you are required to fill out and return an Absent or longer, you are required to fill out and return an Absent from Quart from Quart from Quart from Quart from Quart ers form ers form ers form ers form ers form It is available on the B It is available on the B It is available on the B It is available on the B It is available on the B ase Intranet ase Intranet ase Intranet ase Intranet ase Intranet under Housing Department, or it can be picked up from the under Housing Department, or it can be picked up from the under Housing Department, or it can be picked up from the under Housing Department, or it can be picked up from the under Housing Department, or it can be picked up from the H H H H H ousing W ousing W ousing W ousing W ousing W elcome Cent elcome Cent elcome Cent elcome Cent elcome Cent er er er er er bldg 2295. bldg 2295. bldg 2295. bldg 2295. bldg 2295. T T T T T he Community Cent he Community Cent he Community Cent he Community Cent he Community Cent er should re-open on 21 July er should re-open on 21 July er should re-open on 21 July er should re-open on 21 July er should re-open on 21 July .. .. With the new playgrounds being installed, please report any With the new playgrounds being installed, please report any With the new playgrounds being installed, please report any With the new playgrounds being installed, please report any With the new playgrounds being installed, please report any damages and/or vandalism to Security or the Housing Office damages and/or vandalism to Security or the Housing Office damages and/or vandalism to Security or the Housing Office damages and/or vandalism to Security or the Housing Office damages and/or vandalism to Security or the Housing Office immediately to help keep our playgrounds safe. immediately to help keep our playgrounds safe. immediately to help keep our playgrounds safe. immediately to help keep our playgrounds safe. immediately to help keep our playgrounds safe.
Friday, July 11, 20089 Creature Feature: Coral Reef Creature Feature: Coral Reef Creature Feature: Coral Reef Creature Feature: Coral Reef Creature Feature: Coral Reef Story, photo provided by Jos B. Montalvo, Natural Resources Manager, Environmental DepartmentIn GTMO, we are fortunate to have an extensive coral reef system. These reefs provide us with very high quality recreational diving, fishing, and snorkeling. Our reefs are also in relatively good condition compared to many other reef systems and this is due in large part to DOD jurisdiction. As our mission progresses and our population grows, it becomes imperative that each and every one of us act responsibly with respect to our coral reefs. This begins with recycling our waste, proper disposal of hazardous waste, obeying the fishing and boating regulations in COMNAV-BASEGTMOINST 1710.10H, and being careful when diving or anchoring a boat. One careless diver or one anchor in the coral can instantly damage what took decades to grow. By now we have looked at the functions and values of coral reefs, their significant economic and ecological roles, how reefs are formed, their complex relationships with other communities including upland watersheds, and problems affecting coral either directly or indirectly by impacting associated communities. These problems are being addressed globally, regionally, and locally through the Coral Reef Task Force and other initiatives. While prior efforts focused on the coral reef itself, conservation measures now focus on the entire ecosystem including sea grass beds, mangroves, and associated upland watersheds. These efforts recognize the importance of the larger system and use coastal zone and watershed concepts in developing comprehensive management plans. One example is the establishment of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary operating under a very broad conservation plan intended to sustain coral reefs of the Florida Keys. This plan manages the reefs as a part of a much larger and more complex watershed system utilizing the best available scientific information to guide conservation measures that reduce impacts throughout the entire ecosystem. Other coral reef conservation measures extending beyond the reef itself include establishing vegetated buffer zones between agricultural/forestry areas and receiving waters; utilizing erosion and sedimentation control best management practices in construction, agriculture, forestry, and other land disturbing activities; constructing upland sedimentation basins to contain sediments and contaminants from urban runoff; restoring mangrove forests and other wetlands which have been lost due to natural or human induced impacts. Some conservation measures are used to avoid direct local impacts to the reef itself. The DOD frequently uses Navy divers to place underwater cables and other submerged utilities in a manner that avoids coral reefs. Likewise, a joint effort between the Base and the Reef Raiders Dive Club placed mooring buoys around the Phillips Park Dive Pier. Recreational vessels can tie up to these moorings and avoid damaging coral reefs with anchors. The Reef Raiders Dive Club frequently sponsors eco-dives where divers remove debris which has washed up on coral reefs and sea grass beds. GTMOs coral reefs are a vital component of the marine ecosystem and contribute greatly to our quality of life. They provide us with an array of recreational opportunities which many people can only dream of. It is imperative that each and every one of us take it upon ourselves to conserve these reefs directly through responsible use and indirectly at work and at home through erosion and sedimentation control during construction, recycling solid waste, properly disposing of hazardous waste, and adhering to fishing limits. Our combined efforts will insure GTMOs coral reefs remain intact for future generations to benefit from as we are doing now. USDC-NOAA established various research stations in our Coral Reef around the base. If you find an underwater tag, please do not remove or disturb the area. FMI call: Mike McCord at 4662 or Jos B. Montalvo at 4493; report violations at 4105 or VHF channel 12.
Friday, July 11, 200810. 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 ceum Friday July 1 1 WALL-E 8 p.m., G, 98 min. Hancock 10 p.m., PG-13, 92 min. MIDNIGHT MOVIE Wanted R, 110 min Saturday July 12 Chronicles of Narnia 8 p.m., PG, 144 min. The Strangers 10 p.m., R, 85 min. Sunday July 13 Speed Racer 8 p.m., PG, 129 min. Monday July 14 Get Smart 8 p.m., PG-13, 111 min. T uesday July 15 Maid of Honor 8 p.m., PG13, 101 min. W ednesday July 16 Iron Man 8 p.m., PG-13, 126 min. Thursday July 17 Hancock 8 p.m., PG13, 92 min. YOUTH BOWLING LEAGUE July 12. Ages 7 to 10, 4 persons per team. $6 per person. Sign up your team at the Bowling Center. FMI Call 2118 GTMO IRON MAN COMPETITION July 26 0600 at the Marina, 3 mile canoe paddle 5 mile mt bike course 5 mile obstacle run many surprises along the way. Team must include one female participant. Only 12 teams max. An informational meeting will be held July 19th at 1000. Awards Ceremony, BBQ at the Sailing Center at 1900. FMI call 2345 FREE WAKEBOARDING Every Thursday at 1700 for Active Duty Service Members. Sign up at the Marina. FMI call 2345 IN-LINE HOCKEY CHALLENGE RINK Every Saturday 1700-2200. Need helmets, sticks, skates....Denich Gym has limited equipment for your use..first come first serve. FMI Call Karissa at 77262 SWIMMING LESSONS July 21 31, August 1121 September 1 11. Kids and Adult Lessons Available. Class price $30 per person. Class is Monday Thursday for two weeks. FMI Call or to sign up call the gym at 77262 LIBERTY JULY EVENTS July 11 Disc Golf Tournament 900 Golf Course. July 12 Wally Ball Tournament 1700 Gym. July 13 Dinner & A Movie 1900 Deer Point Liberty. July 14 Call of Duty 4 Tournament 1930 Deer Point Liberty. July 18th Dress to Impress Cruise 1830 Officers Landing. July 18th Night Paintball. FMI Call 2010 25-year-old Wes was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox. There are heroes... there are superheroes... and then theres Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility everyone knows that everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancocks well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake.
11Friday, July 11, 2008 For Sale (2) Gateway laptop with Windows XP operating system for sale. CPU 1.6gb, memory 2gb, hard drive 120gb, CD/DVD rewritable. FMI call Jermain 77725/90588. (2) 2. Two kids scooters. $15 for both. FMI call 77828. (2) BMX Mongoose Invert, $120; Acoustic Guitar, Olympia by Tacoma, Tuner, Extra Strings, Soft Case, $250; 6 European Soccer Jerseys, $20 each. FMI call 77218. (2) Complete Medium Size (Diving Kit) (10 Dives On Equipment) Kit includes: TUSA BC Scuba Pro MK2Regulator, Console w/ Octopus. Scuba Pro Twin Jet Fins. 2007 Hydro 63cu Air Tank. 3m Wet Suit, Boots, Gloves and Weights and equipment carry bag $800. Optional: Sawed Off Magnum Spear Gun w/ New Bands Dive Mask w/ Snorkel $125. FMI call 72116. (2) 21 Speed Specialized Sport Rock Bicycle. Headlight, taillight, bottle and book racks, helmet with safety light and padlock. $30 firm. FMI call 79397. (2) Crib. Light wood. Easy set up. $40. FMI call 74864. (2) Scuba Pro diving gear $500 hardly used. FMI call Phone 78466. (2) Three carpets: beige 8x14 $50, purple 9x12 $40, tan 18x12 with pad-$60; Queen sleigh bed, like new, dark wood, icludes mattress set and nightstand $550 OBO; twin mattresses $15; bookshelf, lawnmower, tiki torches, sat. TV receiver and cables, Barbeque, small blonde desk and mirror and assorted plants also for sale. FMI call 74909. (2) DELL Blue Laptop 15.4,Intel Core2Duo, wireless, 160gbHD, built-in 2mp Cam, 2gb memory, DVD/CD burner, 5-1 reader, $750, FMI call 79167/74697. (2) Laptop bag $50, digital pen camera $20, external mini hard drive $120; brand new external 500 gb hard drive $180; 2 ddr desktop memory sticks $25 and $40; usb flash drive $10; USB wireless card $50; brand new diabetes monitor $50 ; 4 slice toaster $15; 2 slice toaster $4; iron $5;Sears washer and dryer both for $70; Weber one-touch charcoal grill $40; microwave $35; 27in Panasonic TV $220; Sony w/remote TV $180; Toshiba VCR $20; speakers with sub $55; FM transmitter $20; Rival crock pot $20, rival 32 Oz. Hot Pot Express $15, desktop computer with monitor $450, computer desk, backpack, wireless antenna, wireless amplifier, plants, all prices negotiable. FMI call 77116. (2) Easton Hammer slow pitch softball bat. 34, 28 oz., $15 OBO. FMI call 9834/ 78173. (2) Acer Laptop, 15.4 CrystalBrite, 802.11bg wireless, 100 gb hard drive $500. FMI call 77116. (1) Washer/Dryer 275 OBO, Dining Set 4chrs w/hutch beautiful glass & print 425OBO.FMI 77957. Ready for pickup (1) Golf cart. E Z Go, $800, 2 twin mattresses, small blonde desk and mirror, lawn mower, garden tools, telescope and tripod in 28: case. FMI call 74909. (1) Pair of excellent condition, black, US Divers/Aqua Lung Super Rocket Fins. Made in USA. Fins have quick release buckles and straps and are recommended in US Maritime Operations Equip. Guide. Most popular of all vented fins. Popular with Mil. and professional divers. These will last you forever. Orig. Cost $94.95. Asking $70.00 OBO. FMI call 9833. (1) Used wii hockey mod chip $20 FMI email firstname.lastname@example.org (1) TV and labtop for sale FMI email email@example.com Vehicles & Boats (2) 2007 BMS 50 cc gas powered Moped, only 198 miles, excellent condition, ABS, Alarm with remote start, $1300. FMI call 77265. (2) 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage. 57,000 miles, A/C, Stereo System. Good Cond., $4,000, OBO. FMI call 77258. (2) 2000 Kia Sportage. Red, very low miles (about 50K). Cold AC, very reliable. Have Carfax report. $4900. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Black. 165K miles. Cold AC. $2200. FMI call 74864 (2) 1994 Honda Civic with K115, new engine in it and a lot of new parts asking $4000 sharp. FMI call 78466. (2) 24 Sunclipper pontoon Boat. Fiberglass pontoons with manual and automatic bilge pumps in each. 90HP Mercury engine, recently rebuilt. Garmin color fishfinder. Ratheon radio. Solar battery charger. Live well. Various fishing tackle. 3 anchors, one oversized. $6,000 OBO, FMI call 79527. (2) 1991 Dodge Dynasty Car with new tires $2800 or BO/price negotiable call 77116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (2) 1984 HD50 dirt bike street legal. $1000 OBO. FMI call 79494. (2) 1991 Chevy Corsica, green, 91K miles. Has new tires, CD layer, JVC speakers. Great on gas. $1,950 (leaving the island special). Bring all offers. FMI call 78448. (2) 2001 Chevy Prism. Runs well. Reliable. Great for GTMO. $3,000 OBO. FMI call 79541/84550. (1) 1996 Organe VW Golf. Excellent condition. Owner leaving island soon and will accept best offer. FMI call 77829. (1) 1993 Chevy Corsica. Runs great. Cold A/C, CD player. Will be available on July 12. $2,500. FMI call 78476 (1) :Nellie Bell: Reliable 82 Ford F-150, $800 OBO. FMI call 74909. (1) 2008 Radio GTMO sticker attached to a 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, new A/C, sunroof and a big trunk. $3500 OBO. FMI call 77990/2300. (2) Personal Financial Management. Announcement NO: 08-043. Counselor, YB-010102. Salary: Negotiable. Opening date, 06-20-08. Location: Fleet and Family Service Center, GTMO. Open until filled. (2) The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is looking for an Administrative Clerk/HR Representative. Responsible for typing, filing, answering phones, faxing reports to regional/corporate headquarters, and maintaining administrative and HR records, benefits, processing application paperwork for GEO applicants, and all other HR duties. Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, minimum of one year clerical experience with emphasis on a combination of clerical, secretarial HR duties, experience in Microsoft Office, word processing and spreadsheets. Must possess excellent organization, communication skills; have excellent grammar and spelling skills and the ability to develop correspondence and reports. Must be able to type 35 WPM with accuracy. Must be able to pass background investigation, drug screening and medical evaluation. Email resume to: Greg Johnson at email@example.com (2) Health System Specialist, YB0671-01/02; Office Automation Technician, YB-0326-01. FMI contact CNRSE forward Deployed Detachment Office at 4441/4822. (2) Lynx Air has an opening for a ticket agent. Approx. 30 hrs per week. Please drop off your resume to the Lynx office. (2) Choctaw Management Services Enterprise (CMSE) is responsible for the WIC Overseas Program on U.S. installations. The following position is available: The Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Overseas is looking for a registered nurse or registered dietitian to provide nutrition education and counseling to our participants. This is a part time position with flexibility. FMI call 2186. (2) Need some time off-island? We have a two-story oceanfront condo with direct ocean views for rent. Located one hour south of Jax. Sleeps six. Cable, internet, two balconies overlooking ocean. Go to: http:// www.vacationhomerentals.com/ 35804/ Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida, Starboard Light, #13. FMI call 75803. (2) Missing Cat: Im 9 years old. Im missing my cat. He went missing June 18. Hes black,white and gray. He also has a black collar with fake diamonds. He might be beat up because he is declawed. I know you wont just pick up a cat and look at it to see if it matches my discription, but if you see him just give me a call at 75584. (1) Found:A set of wedding rings at Phillips dive point about 30 feet off shore and feel compelled to find the owner. FMI contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Announcements Employment Please remember that all Gazette submissions are due by noon every Tuesday
GTMO Spear Fishing H appeningsPhoto provided by Cmdr. William Wright JUST ADD BUTTERHMCS Kevin Robarge and Cy Winter came in first and second place respectively during the MWR Spear Fishing and Lobster tournament July 5 .NICE CATCHGTMO resident "Boyboy" caught 39 lbs. of fish, which he proudly holds here, during the spearfishing portion of the tournament during the MWR Spear Fishing and Lobster tournament July 5 For more information about spearfishing and catching lobster refer to NAVSTAGTMO instruction 11015.1, GTMO Fishing and Natural Resources Related Recreation Instruction. Photo provided by Jaron Chapman Photo provided by Jaron Chapman