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January 15, 2010 Vol. 67 No. 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE 4 More of GTMOs aid to earthquake victims USNH Cares for American Victims of Haiti Earthquake By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsNine injured Americans arrived at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at approximately 10:3 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Jan. 13 from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to receive medical care for traumatic injuries suffered in the earth quake that struck the region Jan. 12. The patients included one active-duty U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, one activeduty U.S. Army staff sergeant, one female U.S. foreign service employee and six private U.S. citizens. The key role [of the hospital] was to offer immediate stabilization for incoming casualties, said Navy Capt. Monty Bible, the U.S. Naval Hospital commanding we would receive until they got here. Victims were evaluated, stabilized, treated and prepped for medevac by Hospital in Miami, Fla. the U.S. Naval Hospital commanding practice for this routinely. The people that were engaged in the direct care... they Bible said all hospital personnel were trained to respond to an emergency of this magnitude. This is our mission, Bible said. Our mission is to take care of folks in the Caribbean. The naval station responded and supported humanitarian and disaster relief operations through the hospital and its other resources, including the Leeward Strike Group One. For ways to donate and help the people of Haiti, contact the American Red Cross on base at 5060 or visit www.redcross.org/.2 RE-ENLISTMENT CER EMONY 3 MLK MARC H REENACTMENT 5 GIRL SC OUTS CAMP OUT 6 10 PT MISTAKES TO AVOID Photo by MCC(SW) Bill Mesta Photo by MCC(SW) Bill Mesta 6 New NWUs to FY-11
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 2 The 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 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 Guantanamo Bay. The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is printed by the Document Automation & Production Service (DAPS) with a circulation of 1,000. GAZETTE GUANTANAMO BAYVol. 67 No. 2 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba calling 4520/4623 or by e-mailing PAO@usnbgtmo.navy.mil.NAVST A COMMANDING OFFICERCapt. Steven H. BlaisdellNAVST A EXECUTIVE OFFICERCmdr. Paul MitchellNAVST A COMMAND MA STER CHIEF Keith CarlsonNAVST A PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICEEDITOR, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHERMC3 Leona Mynes Find the Gazette online at www.cnic.navy.mil/Guantanamo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance in building 760. The service is free to active-duty, retired and dependent military personnel and Department of Defense civilian personnel. The program helped more than 600 servicemembers last year including some Last year, we had folks that did their taxes online and still came into the legal 2nd Class Sarah Kelly-Alston, a VITA program coordinator. Unaccompanied, married servicemembers need to issue a power of attorney to, or obtain a power of attorney jointly. The NLSO can draw up power of attorney paperwork, Kelly-Alston said. basic, intermediate and military income tax To make an appointment with VITA or to volunteer, call Kelly-Alston at 4277.
January 15, 2010 3 Marjorie True Iglesia Ni Christo The servicemember must have at By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsMembers of the Guantanamo Bay community will celebrate famed civil rights leader 81st birthday with several events around the base. In honor of King, the Guantanamo Bay Black Heritage Organization plans to hold a march re-enactment Jan. 18 at 5 Ballroom to the Naval Station Chapel, followed by a ceremony. be a part of this, said Tracy Gamble, the Gamble is originally from Alabama, where several civil rights movements took place during the 1960s. My grandparents actually marched with Dr. King, Gamble said. Having a chance to re-enact the things they did in honor of civil rights is very rewarding to me. Dr. Marcella Casey Cooper, the participated in civil rights re-enactments and celebrated the life of King for more than 25 years. I have been a part of this for several years to commemorate the achievements of the civil rights [movement] and equality for all people, Cooper said. Cooper extended an invitation for the march to all members of the Guantanamo Bay community, including foreign nationals, contractors and children. cultures and backgrounds [in GTMO], said chapel, a member of the Black Heritage Organization will speak to participants about the accomplishments of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. To join the Guantanamo Bay Black Heritage Organization or for more information, call Gamble at 4814 or 77108 or Cooper at 4512. Photo by MC2 Kim Williams
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service 14 he s made helping Haiti in the wake of a crippling earthquake the top priority of every U.S. government agency. unimaginable tragedy and said the United States has launched a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort to help. Flanked by his national security team, the president said the U.S. response will require help from every government agency and the compassion of Americans. heads] that Haiti must be a top priority for their departments and agencies right now, Obama said. This is one of those moments that call out for American leadership. American service members are deploying to the area, the president said. Several Coast Guard cutters are already there, providing everything from basic services like water to vital technical support for this massive logistical operation, he said. Elements of the Army s 82nd Airborne Division will arrive today. The United States also is deploying a Marine expeditionary unit, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20). rescue and relief effort are on the ground and at work, the president said. An airlift has been set up to deliver high-priority items like water and medicine, Obama said. The United States is working closely with the Haitian government, the United Nations and relief organizations to deliver supplies, but it will take some time for supplies, personnel and equipment to arrive in Haiti, he added. Right now in Haiti, roads are impassible, the main port is damaged and communications are just beginning to come online, and aftershocks continue, he said. None of this will seem quick enough, but its important that everyone in Haiti understand that one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history is moving toward Haiti. The earthquake struck the evening of Jan. 12 near the capital areas of the city. Port-au-Prince is one of the largest cities in the may be dead. American assets are pouring into the country. U.S. search and rescue teams have arrived, and medical personnel and relief supplies are arriving. In the best of times, Haiti is the poorest country in the The country suffers from extreme poverty, deforestation, a lack of infrastructure and political instability. Obama pledged not to forsake the people of Haiti in their hour of need. American stands with you. The world stands with you, he said. endured a history of slavery and struggle and natural disaster and recovery. Through it all, your spirit has been unbroken and your faith unwavering. Today, you must know that help is arriving and much more help is on the way. Photo by MCC(SW) Bill Mesta
January 15, 2010 5 To Our KneesTuesday night, I was sitting in my house when I was disturbed by distant rumblings that shook my home. At first, I thought I was crazy T hen I thought something big must have just happened. Indeed, something big had happened; an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude had just hit Haiti. Listening to the news and knowing how poor the island nation of Haiti is, my heart reached out in prayer immediately. The Bible talks about times like these: that there will be much turmoil in this lifetime. s cripture to go to our knees for relief. himself and for others. The writer while he was faint and weary laden went to In verse 17, the author recounts that the Lord God Almighty regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer. Let us take some time in prayer and remember those in Haiti who have been so deeply affected by the earthquake this week. By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsTwenty U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba girls participated in a Girl Scout camp-out weekend Jan. 9-10 at Phillips Dive Park. The event began Saturday morning with a hike and concluded the following day during an area clean-up. The older girls hiked from Phillips Park toward Cable Beach, stopping at several stations manned by volunteers where they were required to complete an activity The Daisies hiked around the park itself and worked at different stations in an activity related to a petal, said Melissa Courson, the overseas committee chair for the GTMO Girl Scouts. More than 50 different patches and petals were planned to be presented to Girl Scouts at future troop meetings. The patches and petals toward accomplishments in categories like teamwork, responsibility, various outdoor activities, physical strength and environmental awareness. Many of the weekend activities required senior Girl Scouts to practice teamwork and mentorship by assisting younger girls. Teamwork with other age groups was very important, said Courson. They worked so well together I was very impressed with the girls. Troop leaders emphasized the importance of teamwork by encouraging Girl Scouts to help each other with tasks. together in a group during the hike and not stray away, and and buckets at their stations, said Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Bethany Trim, a Daisies Girl Scout leader. The success of the Girl motivated them to focus on Thinking Day. The theme for is starvation around the world. The girls will focus on areas in the world where starvation is a prominent problem and learn about ways they can help. For more information on the GTMO Girl Scouts or to volunteer, contact Melissa Courson at 77200. Construction:
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs fleet in fiscal year 2011. digital camouflage uniform of four colors with the anchor, Constitution and eagle (ACE) logo embedded in the print, will be worn by special warfare operators and Sailors who support them during deployment and deployment training exercises. The desert camouflage uniform is not going away, said Capt. Vince personnel, plans and policy division. Sailors, other than Navy special warfare operators and supporting Sailors, will continue to wear the current tricolor desert camouflage utility uniform in desert environments when issued by authorizing commands. which also has four colors and the ACE logo embedded in the print. It will be the non-desert environments and stateside. Both uniforms, announced in NAVADMIN 374/09, are organizational clothing provided to Sailors by commands authorized to issue them. The unisex uniforms will begin conformance testing to validate design, fit and wear later in fiscal year 2010. Fleet implementation is expected to begin in late 2011 with deploying combat and direct command support commands and units receiving priority in the distribution process. Both new uniforms have an authorized matching pattern Gortex parka with a removable fleece liner. Sailors can get complete information III uniforms in NAVADMIN 374/09 available at www.npc.navy.mil. For more information on Navy uniforms visit http://www.npc. navy.mil/commandsupport/ usnavyuniforms/. Announced From the staff at G. J. Denich Gym1. Not stretching enough. Stretch immediately following an aerobic activity while your muscles are warm and pliable to prevent injuries. 2. Lifting too much weight: Gradual, progressive resistance is far more effective and safe way to increase muscle intensity 3. Not warming up prior to activity: Muscles take time to adjust. Start slowly and gradually increase intensity. 4. Not cooling down after a workout: Take a few minutes to lower your heart rate and stretch your muscles. This improves flexibility and helps recovery. 5. workout for longer periods of time than to exercise intensely for only a few minutes. 6. 7. Leaning heavily on a stair stepper: Leaning on the stair stepper is hard on both the wrists and the back. Lower the intensity so you can maintain good posture while lightly resting your hands on the rails for balance. 8. Not exercising intensely enough: Exercise intensely enough to work up a light seat and get your heart beating in your training zone. 9. Jerking while lifting weights: This can lead to strain and injury, with the muscles of the back being particularly vulnerable. Control the 10. Consuming energy bars and sports drinks during moderate workouts: need to supplement with high-energy bars and drinks. (High-energy is often a code word for high-calorie.) Taken from the ACE fitness newsletter.
January 15, 2010 7 V EHIC L ES Xbox Elite system in box, with 2 games & Xbox HD player w/ 10 brand new HD movies. $400. Call 74466. 32 color TV for $150, call 77106. Girls Bike $20, Patio Ta ble/5 Chairs $50, Satellite Dish $200, Boogie Board $5. Call 75584. SCSI internet router. $65. Call Chris, 78245. Girls Church Dress, size 10, $20. Call 75584. Aluminum Apple Mac Book MB467LL 2.4 GHz Intel Core2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD, DVD/ CD-RW, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 13.3 LED glass display, $1,100 Call Emilio 77412/9772. 3000 watt generator, $120. Call 78096/4599/84907. 6500 watt genera tor, $750 OBO. Call 78096/4599/84907. Mens dirt bike, $30. Call 78096/4599/84907. Personal DVD Player w/ accessories, $50. Call 78096/4599/84907. Ibanez Digital Delay Pedal for guitar, $70. Call 78096/4599/84907. cleaner, $60. Call 78096/4599/84907. 300 disc CD Changer with remote, scarcely used. Call 75506. 63 cu. ft. scuba tank $95. Cannondale Mountain Bike $750. Solid Oak Chest of Drawers and 2 night stands, new golf clubs, Trek Moun tain Bike $250. Call 77361 or 8507. 4 satellite dish with LNB & 150 cable included. $400 OBO. FMI call 77779. Used 32G iPod touch for sale. FMI 77001/72626. 98 Chevrolet Cavalier. Cold AC. $3000 OBO. Call 90918. 94 Chevrolet Lumina Van, A/C, p/w, 12 disc changer $2800 OBO. Call 77001/72626/77782. 95 Ford 3D Van. $2800. Call 72117,75597,90300. Green Windstar Van. $2700 OBO. Call 75597, 90300, 72117. 08 Toyota Tacoma PreRun ner. V6, Dbl cab, auto, AC, PL/PW, under warranty until 2013, <11,800 mi. $22,900 OBO. FMI call 79527, 4203. 91 Aerostar Ford. $2300 OBO. FMI call 2457, 2744 or 75824. 85 Caddy $1,000. New: battery, brakes, alternator, stabilizer bars. FMI 77419. Available Jan. 21. 96 Chevy Corsica, A/C, new paint & upholstery, $1,600. FMI call 75228/75229. A GTMO Playgroup meets each Wed. at the Chapel Nursery at 9:30 a.m. FMI call Kristin at 79546. Baby gate, work desk 5 L x 26 D x 25 H, corner desk with top. All free. Available for pick up Jan. 19-20. 16 tri-hull w/ 90HP en gine. GPS/VHF. Radio, life vests. Best Offer. Call 77432/2345/90142. Cobia 19 Boat Inboard en gine with water skies, 3 life jackets & More. Only $2500. Call 74466. Jet Ski for sale, asking $1800. Call 77326. XM Radio, electronics, Indy Colts merch, kitchen appliances. Call 84500. PS3 & Xbox games. Call 77271. Whirlpool dryer, $80 OBO. Call 77271. Washer/Dryer, $25. Bunk Bed white metal frame, $10. Call 77463. 600+ DVDs. Willing to sell individually, free shelving unit with purchase of entire collection. Call 79404. SCSI internet router, 50$, carpet for Cuzco, $20, answering machine phone $20. Call 79212. 46 Sharp LCD color TV, $800 OBO, call 77464. 6 satellite dish with LNB $600. Call 77464. Pool table, end tables, large dining set, +more furniture. Call 75590. Casio (CDP-100) Portable, 88 keys keyboard, GWHA w/ stand and ATA hard shell case $600 OBO. Call 84795, 79083/e-mail daki email@example.com. SCSI Modem $20. Call 84795, 79083/e-mail daki firstname.lastname@example.org. HP Mini Vivienne Tam edi tion laptop. Pink, never been used. Matching case. $450 OBO. Call 77224. V EHIC L ES07 Jeep Liberty 4X4. 47K mi., auto, All PWR, AC. $14,300 OBO. Call 3953. 95 white Ford Escort. 4D, auto. $2600 OBO. Call 77259 or 3287. 95 red Ford Mustang. 2D. Auto. 146K mi. $ 4200 OBO. Call 75665 or 78680. 02 Pontiac Aztek, cold AC. $4000 OBO. Call 77464. 98 Honda Accord. $5,800. Call 77271. 99 Jeep Cherokee. $5,800. Call 77271. 00 Saturn SC2. Call 84500. Jan. 16: Moving sale @ 1510B East Caravella. Jan. 16: Marina point N327, 6:309 a.m. Jan. 16: Caravella Point 16A. 7-9 a.m. 94 Chevrolet Lumina Van, A/C, p/w, 12 disc changer $2,800 OBO, call 77001/72626/77782. FREE: Sleeper couch. Call 2034 to pick up. R equired Call R equired Call Wishing a Happy 10th Birthday to Jasmin Peguero!Love, Mom & Dad Mariana Crystal Rodriguez-ColonBorn January 10th, 2010 to Lt. j.g. Luis A. Rodriguez-Forseca and his wife, Ana S. Colon-Rodriguez ITS A GIRL!
CAMP BULKELEY LY CEUM happenings $2 Tuesdays at the MarinaTake $2 off of the regular hourly rental rate each Tuesday in January. Doesnt apply to ALL DAY or ALL NIGHT rentals. For more information, call 2345. PAINTBALL! Need Custom T-Shirts? owntown L D yceum FRIDAY, JAN. 158PM: FANTASTIC MR. FOX (PG) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartsman, Bill Murray, Wallace WolodarskyMr. and Mrs. F ox live an idyllic home life wit their son Ash and visiting your nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. F oxs wild animal instincts. Soon, he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers his family.10PM: EVERYBODYS FINE (PG-13) SATURDAY, JAN. 168PM: ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (PG)Cast: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, Anjelah Johnson, Wendi Malick, Justin Long their match.in a newly-arrived female trio, the Chipettes. 10PM: OLD DOGS (PG) SUNDAY, JAN. 178PM: PIRATE RADIO (R) MONDAY, JAN. 188PM: AVATAR (PG-13) TUESDAY, JAN. 198PM: NINJA ASSASSIN (R) WEDNESDAY, JAN. 208PM: EVERYBODYS FINE (PG-13)THURSDAY, JAN. 218PM: SHERLOCK HOLMES (PG-13) Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie MarsanR obert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life. Jude Law stars as Holmes trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. R achel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. The Wood Shop is now Open! G. J. Denich Gym Fitness TrainingLooking for a way to get back in shape? GTMO has a Fitness Specialist at G. J. Denich Gymnasium. Come in and take a FREE MicroFit test is currently, then get help on starting a workout program! Y ou wont believe the results, until you start!F or more information, call Everton at 77262 or 2285. Bowling Party Package1 bowling lane up to 6 bowlers 2 hours of bowling 2 large Pizza Hut pizzas self-service sodas shoes included $45 NEX A trium Sidewalk Sale Allarewelcome All are welcome Come out and support Change starts with one, just as a tree starts with a seed WHEN: 18 JAN 10Windjammer Ballroom @ 1700 hrs: Commemoration March to Chl WHERE: Windjammer Ballroom TIME: 1700 hrs Ch ape l Sponsored by: Guantanamo Bay Black Heritage Organization FMI: Contact 4814/4512 Capture the Flag Paintball TournamentCome R epresent Y our Branch of Service! Showtime: Feb. 7 at Noon Sign Up in 8-Man T eamsAll players will get t-shirts and there will be