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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 2/12/2010
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happenings February 12, 2010 V ol. 67 No. 6 en GTMO Crush 6 0 GTMO Intensity 5 1 NAVSTA 5 1 GTMO Latinos 4 2 Puddle Pirates 4 2 JDG Predators 3 3 Cobra Kai 2 4 115th Outlaws 2 4 GTMO Pulse 2 4 GTMO Ten 2 4 JTF Ving 1 5 Magnolia Militia 0 6 s c s en JTF Ving 7 0 JMG 6 1 Spartans 5 1 The Alliance 5 1 Pinoy Soljah 4 2 Docs 4 3 115th Sharkbiters 4 3 W.T. Sampson Pirates 2 4 MSST 2 6 J4 Cougars 1 4 JTF Tensors 1 4 525 Getum Gurlz 0 6 Camp 6 0 6 TEAM WINS LOSSES TEAM WINS LOSSES R s s FEB. 14, 6PM: V alentines Dinner Cruise FEB. 15, 3PM: FEB. 18, 7PM: @ Marine Hi ll FEB. 19, 8PM: Marine Hil l FEB. 20, 8AM: FEB. 23, 6PM: FEB. 25, 7PM: FEB. 27, 8AM: FEB. 28, 6PM: FEBRUARY LIBERTY EVENTS Please have all documents before making an appointment. Need to do your taxes? Want to do it for free? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now open for appointments. Call LN2 Kelly Alston at 4692 to make your appointment for the Naval Station. Or call LN1 Lehmann at 8115 to make an appointment for the JTF side. INSIDE THIS ISSUE 4 USS Carter Hall 4 ADVa ANCEMENT STUDY TTIPsS aAND DDaATEs S 7 GOOD GRa ADEs S GET STUDENTs S SaA VINgsGS BONDs S See PWD Public Works Teaches Students LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICE Personnel Support Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba provides Leisure Travel Service (Leave for military and civilian travel) utilizing AMC flights. Please contact our Travel Specialist at 4850 for assistance. By Terence Peck, Naval Station Public AffairsStudents from W.T. Sampsons 4thand 5th-grade class had the opportunity to learn how their drinking water and electricity is made during a tour of Naval Station Guantanamo Bays reverse osmosis and power plant Feb. 9. partnership between the Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Southeast Public Works Department at GTMO and the Department of Defense schools at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The partnership developed with the schools brings NAVFACs expertise in engineering and energy into the classroom, said Lt. j.g. Jonathon Charfauros, Naval Station GTMOs assistant public works officer. According to Cmdr. Wendy Halsey, Naval Station GTMOs trip as a practical application to compliment lessons they learned on machines and electrical circuits in science class. The tour began with a walkthrough of the reverse osmosis plant, where students observed the equipment and processes involved with turning saltwater into potable water. Their next stop took them to the power control room to learn how the distribution system worked from power system operators. The tour ended in the lab with an introduction to the quality control and quality assurance processes that Public Works uses to ensure the water is safe. The reverse osmosis plant produces approximately 1.3 million gallons of water per day. In addition to making potable water, the Naval Station produces its own electricity at more than 350,000 kilowatthours per day. the bases power generation is from the bases four 262-foot,

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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. GaAZETTE GUANTANAMO BAY Vol. 67 No. 6 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba calling 4520/4623 or by e-mailing PAO@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. NAVSTA COMMANDING OFFICERCapt. Steven H. BlaisdellNAVSTA EXECUTIVE OFFICERCmdr. William RabcheniaNAVSTA COMMAND MASTER CHIEFCMDCM(SW/AW) Keith CarlsonNAVSTA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICEMCC(SW) Bill MestaGAZETTE EDITORMC3 Leona MynesACTING GAZETTE EDITORMC2 Marie Montez February 12, 2010 7 Sailor of the Week CS3 Emmanuel Helom Galley 4822) FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN (#FN10-001) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/8/10 Close: Open Until Filled CUSTODIAL WORKER (#FN10-003) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/8/10 Close: Open Until Filled OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TECH (#FN10-005) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/5/10 Close: Open Until Filled PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REP (#LH10-007) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/9/10 Close: Open Until Filled PROCUREMENT TECH (#LH10-008) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/10/10 Close: Open Until Filled FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN (#LH10-001) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-Off: 2/8/10 Cut-off every 2 weeks thereafter Close: Open Until Filled REGISTERED NURSE (#LH10-002) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-Off: 2/8/10 Cut-off every 2 weeks thereafter Close: Open Until Filled FACILITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (#LH10-006) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-Off: 2/8/10 Cut-off every 2 weeks thereafter Close: Open Until Filled OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TECH (#LH10-004) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/5/10 Close: Open Until Filled SECRETARY (#LH10-010) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/10/10 Close: Open Until Filled STORE MANAGER AT TREASURES AND TRIVIA. Flexible hours, generously compesnated. Applications are available at the store or via email at gtmospouses@gmail.com. Please submit applications by February 1, 2010. For more information contact Rebecca Bayless at 75744 or Jackie Salois 77755. FRONT DESK CLERK POSITIONS AT NAVY GATEWAY INNS & SUITES positions. Prefer one year front desk hotel schedule to include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Starting pay range is $8.50and experience. Must pass a NACI check. For more information contact Shannon Smith: call 2828 or e-mail shannon.smith@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil. OPERATIONS ASST. CONSULTANT AT IOM Minimum of 2 years of operational in refugee and migration assistance is a plus. Excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to work under pressure; strong strategic and creative style; demonstrated ability in leading multicultural teams and in mentoring and coaching individuals. Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish, both written and spoken is required. Please contact Doraima Alvarez at IOM (74788). Cocker Spaniel named Daisy, free to a good home. Leaving island on emergency orders and cant take her with. Please call 78096, 4599, 84907. Xbox 360 arcade, $80. Call 8236 or 79012. $75 Schwinn 26 Mens mountain bike. Call 8236 or 79012. 6 Satellite, cable & LNB. $500 OBO. Call Matt 77597. In & out-door house plants. Two orchids. Call 75590. Small Craftsman band saw, sawz all, small 2-wheeled dolly. Call 75590. HP Pavilion DV2214US Laptop. Webcam 320G HD, 4G mem, Windows Vista log-in. $700 OBO. Call 75208. Dimension Spirit 4.7 meter Kayak (White). $500 OBO. Call 77349. 25 TV/w remote, Xbox, one wireless controller, 8 games including Fable and Tiger Woods 07. $150 for ALL; OBO. Call 75621. 88 VW Fox 4-speed, 4 cyl. Manual. Runs great. $900 OBO. Call Matt @ 77597. 99 Jeep Wrangler Sa hara. Hard & Bikini top. 5-speed, AC, CD. $9000. Call 75590. 86 tan/black Suzuki Samurai. Many new parts. $1250 OBO. Call 79327 or e-mail sniperboy_71@ yahoo.com. 16 Glasstorm Boat w/ 90hp Johnson Engine. VHF Ra dio/GPS/FM Stereo. Best offer. Call 77432. Dimension Spirit 4.7 meter Kayak (White) $500 obo. Call 77349.Miss Kitty needs a good home. Were moving and cant take her with us. Shes an outside cat, spayed and is almost two years old. She needs someone to feed her and love on her occasionally. Contact the Sickmillers by calling 75590. Happy Birthday to Armando Padilla!Approx. 25 TV/w remote, Xbox, one wireless control ler, 8 games including Fable and Tiger Woods 07. $150 for all, obo. Call 75621. $80 XBOX 360 arcade, $75 schwinn 26 mens mountain bike. Call 8236 or 79012. A.B. Biller 42inch Spear Gun, extra bands $125. Call 77351. Weber Genesis Silver Large Gas Grill $50. Call 77351. 4 Satellite Dish with receiv er and 100ft of cable $225. Call 77351. Diamondback 53 CM Road front forks, extra light and fast $250. Call 77351. Diamondback 26 IN Insight Hybrid Road bike, yellow, light $150. Call 77351. Girls Bedroom Suite lightly used with Mattress $250, Graco Pack and Play $20. Call 78716. New Alpine car stereo CD player $175, JVC car stereo CD player w/remote $150. Call 84500. Delphi XM satellite radio & home kit $125, used Pink Blackberry CDMA phone with 2GB micro SD memory & accessories $50. Call 84500. 17 LCD computer monitor $80. Call 84500. Extreme Range portable weather/AM/FM radio $30. Call 84500. Sony DVD player w/remote $30, HP 1010 fax machine $30. Call 84500. HP all in one printer/scanner/ media card reader $40. Call 84500. Nice large framed Andrew Wyeth art $30. Call 84500. Snorkel/Dive gear complete kit all high end for $200 ($500 new) used 2x. Call 84500. 42 Sony Bravia LCD HDTV 1080P W/ remote and TV stand all includ ed for $800 OBO. Call 6024/78245. Full set of Taylor Made Right Handed R7 Draw Golf Clubs, BARELY USED in cludes Driver-Putter (Every thing) w/bag for $400 OBO. Call 6024/78245. New Full Sized Reclin ing Chair, $300 OBO. Call 6024/78245. DJ Hero for Xbox 360, Game with Mixing Board Controller for $65 OBO. Call 6024/78245. IBM T60p Laptop for sale. WinXP Pro. (Vista Compat ible) w/ Intel Core Duo 2.33 GHz, 2GB RAM, 100GB HD, 15 Display, ATI 256MB graphics card, extra battery & docking station. Three-week old Lenovo T400 laptop. Windows 7 (64bit) Pro. w/ Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 14.1 Display, ATI 256MB graphics card, 250GB HD, 6Cell Battery, Bluetooth, parts & labor, extra airplane/ car power adapter. $900 Wetsuit, Scuba Pro, brand new w/ tags, Men, Size MT. $80. Call 75885. Geminus diving/snorkeling goggles, used once! $45. Call 75885. Z3 Model w/ Carrying Bag, used once, $100. Call 75885. Beta Titanium diving knife, brand new in box w/ holster. $75. Call 75885. Manfrotto Camera Tripod, awesom condition, $50. Call 75885. Sony Alpha 200 DSLR w/ 18-70 MM lens, almost brand new. $300. Call 75885. PS3 games and DVDs for sale. Call 75885. 86 Suzuki Samurai Tan and Black. New sport top, CD player, battery, alternator, OBO. Call 79327 or e-mail to sniperboy_71@yahoo.com. authorized at the

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The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 February 12, 2010 3 NAVSTA Ombudsman NEGB Ombudsman U.S. Naval Hospital Ombudsman Base ChapelDaily Catholic Mass Mass JTF Troopers ChapelSpanish Mass Sunday Mass MARINA FEBRUARY SPECIAL 20% off ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT BOAT RENTALS Every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of February FMI call 2345 From Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs The Navy Exchange wants to help its customers pay for their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. Four times per school year, four students will be the recipients of a $5,000, $3,000 $2,000 or $1,000 U.S. savings bond, denominations at maturity. The next drawing will be held at the end of February 2010. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and military retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. Dependent children without an individual Dependent Identification Card must be accompanied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been offering students a chance to win a savings bond through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded $504,000 in savings bonds with the help of its generous vendor partners. Become a Facebook fan and follow the NEX on Twitter. From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command ABOARD USS NASSAU, At Sea (NNS) -The USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Haiti Feb. 7, continuing on its originally scheduled deployment to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). The Nassau ARG includes ships from Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 8: the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). The three ships and nearly 2,000 Sailors departed Virginia Jan. 18 on a deployment to the CENTCOM AOR, but were diverted to Haiti to provide assistance to the victims of the earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12, after on-loading more than 2,300 Marines of the 24th MEU. Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), released the ARG/MEU from the mission after assessments made from leadership of the multinational interagency effort indicated that ground-based relief efforts drastically improved. Thanks to the expeditionary capabilities of the Nassau ARG with embarked 24th MEU, we were able to help the government of Haiti, UN and international relief workers mitigate the immediate impact of the earthquake on communities both near and further away from the epicenter, Fraser said. The ongoing contributions of U.S. and international relief organizations with extensive experience and expertise in helping nations recover from disasters has lessened the need for units with capabilities like those of the Nassau ARG and the 24th MEU, so I have released them from this mission with our utmost gratitude for their timely support to this important humanitarian mission. While on the ground in Haiti, the Marines of the 24th MEU were instrumental in assisting the World Food Program (WFP) in Carrefour and Maison Lecrai. WFP is conducting a targeted and systematic food distribution to the Haitian people at 16 distribution sites around Haiti. The 24th MEU also assisted Joint Task Force (JTF) Haiti with the construction of a 250-bed interim aftercare medical facility in Port-auPrince that will be turned over to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide follow-on care for convalescent patients recovering from surgeries. Medical and dental personnel from the 24th MEU treated more than 100 Haitians on the island of Gonave. Additionally, medical personnel aboard Nassau and Mesa Verde treated 16 Haitian earthquake victims aboard shipboard medical facilities. Im very grateful and blessed that I could help make a really big difference in a time of need, said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Laketta Thomas of Nassau. It means so much to me to know that I have provided care, support and understanding to those that needed help. Lance Cpl. Brian O. Melendez echoed similar thoughts. The satisfaction of being able to help here means a lot, he said. The Haitian people needed our help, and we were able to do a lot for them. The Nassau ARG/24th MEU are en route the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR to conduct theater security cooperation missions and serve as 5th Fleets Theater Reserve, relieving the USS Bonhomme Richard ARG and 11th MEU. On Saturday, two other Navy ships, USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS Underwood (FFG 36), also completed operations in Haiti. On station for a total of 21 days, Normandy and its crew delivered meals donated by the not-forthan 1,000 gallons of water, and other food items to towns on the Haitian island of La Gonave. Underwood and its attached Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 60, Detachment 1, arrived in Haiti Jan. 16 and immediately began providing support to the Naval Oceanographic Centers critical survey, making it possible for relief ships to navigate safely in and out of the Port-au-Prince harbor. Underwood quickly became a lifeline for relief efforts, delivering hundreds of boxes including food and water, conducting 82 lifesaving medical evacuations and transporting approximately 600 personnel. While these humanitarian assistance assets departed the theatre, another joined the mission, as SOUTHCOM deployed a team of logistics specialists from Army installations nationwide. The Joint Logistics Command (JLC) comprises 2,000 troops that will support the movement of relief supplies from ports of entry to distribution points with landing craft, cargo handling equipment and transport vehicles. Response visit www.navy.mil/haiti/. O N T H E P A T I O A T T H E B A Y V I E W F e b 2 5 O N T H E P A T I O A T T H E B A Y V I E W F e b 2 5 S T A R T I N G A T 7 p m For information or to donate items, please contact Lisa Bracken by calling 75847 or e-mailing lisa.bracken@usnbgtmo.navy.mil or Patty Hinton by calling 4518 or e-mailing patricia.hinton@usnbgtmo.navy.mil

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The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 February 12, 2010 5 NAVSTA Chaplain Spiritual Stillness The other day, I was driving around the base and the thought hit me: When was the last time I was really still and not moving? I mean really, still. We live in a fast paced world and we are being bombarded with input from all over. Lots of this input into our lives is good, but It is almost like we are afraid to be quiet, because then we would not know what to do with ourselves. still in your daily life is a good thing? It helps us breathe when we are overwhelmed, it helps us take stock of our lives and put them in perspective of the bigger picture. We need this as well in our spiritual lives as we take stock of all that God has done, is doing and will do in the future. The Lord speaking through the Psalmist says, Be still, and know that I am on what the Lord is doing in your life. How to Study Check the bibliography: Your advancement bibliography has the resources test-makers used to write your test. Find your bibliography at http://www.navyadvancement.com/ navy-bibs.php/. Check your profile sheet: Your profile sheet will have information regarding how well you did on your last exam. Study the areas where you scored the poorest in order to up your scores this cycle. Find your profile sheet at http://advancement.cnet.navy.mil/. Use games: You can use flash cards, a jeopardy game or group studies to make your studying more effective. Repetition: Start each study session with a mini-review of information you studied during your last study session. It will help you retain knowledge.Test Preparation A few days before: Do a mini-cram session where you re-read the highlighted materials. The night before: Dont drink alcohol and try to get to bed early. The morning of: Eat a healthy breakfast. Taking the Test Answer the easy questions first. The correct answer is usually the longest answer. Beware of absolutes. Few things are unconditional. Reasons to change your answer: 1. You originally mis-read the question. 2. The correct answer was revealed somewhere else in the test. 3. You recall infomation that had not occurred to you the first time. Make sure you completely erase the incorrect answer. three-blade wind turbines. The wind turbines eliminate the need for approximately 270,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually, saving over $1 million. It is vitally important that children understand the impacts of energy usage on their immediate community and the world as a whole, Halsey said. If we can convince them of the importance of energy conservation, they will ultimately be better citizens. Students were told that they could conserve water and energy by turning off the water while brushing their teeth, reporting leaks, turning off lights and lowering air conditioner temperatures. I hope that that children have a better appreciation for the work and money that goes into keeping GTMO facilities running, Halsey said. I also hope they can share with their parents all of the little ways that we can work together to PWD March 4 March 11 March 18 en DO IT IN SHORT BOUTS en MIX IT UP en SSET YOUR SCHEdDULE en TTHE GYmM ISNT A NECESSITY en MAKE IT A FAmM ILY AFFAIR The CDC March 13. 6 p.m. to CDC at 3664.

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The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 February 12, 2010 5 NAVSTA Chaplain Spiritual Stillness The other day, I was driving around the base and the thought hit me: When was the last time I was really still and not moving? I mean really, still. We live in a fast paced world and we are being bombarded with input from all over. Lots of this input into our lives is good, but It is almost like we are afraid to be quiet, because then we would not know what to do with ourselves. still in your daily life is a good thing? It helps us breathe when we are overwhelmed, it helps us take stock of our lives and put them in perspective of the bigger picture. We need this as well in our spiritual lives as we take stock of all that God has done, is doing and will do in the future. The Lord speaking through the Psalmist says, Be still, and know that I am on what the Lord is doing in your life. How to Study Check the bibliography: Your advancement bibliography has the resources test-makers used to write your test. Find your bibliography at http://www.navyadvancement.com/ navy-bibs.php/. Check your profile sheet: Your profile sheet will have information regarding how well you did on your last exam. Study the areas where you scored the poorest in order to up your scores this cycle. Find your profile sheet at http://advancement.cnet.navy.mil/. Use games: You can use flash cards, a jeopardy game or group studies to make your studying more effective. Repetition: Start each study session with a mini-review of information you studied during your last study session. It will help you retain knowledge.Test Preparation A few days before: Do a mini-cram session where you re-read the highlighted materials. The night before: Dont drink alcohol and try to get to bed early. The morning of: Eat a healthy breakfast. Taking the Test Answer the easy questions first. The correct answer is usually the longest answer. Beware of absolutes. Few things are unconditional. Reasons to change your answer: 1. You originally mis-read the question. 2. The correct answer was revealed somewhere else in the test. 3. You recall infomation that had not occurred to you the first time. Make sure you completely erase the incorrect answer. three-blade wind turbines. The wind turbines eliminate the need for approximately 270,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually, saving over $1 million. It is vitally important that children understand the impacts of energy usage on their immediate community and the world as a whole, Halsey said. If we can convince them of the importance of energy conservation, they will ultimately be better citizens. Students were told that they could conserve water and energy by turning off the water while brushing their teeth, reporting leaks, turning off lights and lowering air conditioner temperatures. I hope that that children have a better appreciation for the work and money that goes into keeping GTMO facilities running, Halsey said. I also hope they can share with their parents all of the little ways that we can work together to PWD March 4 March 11 March 18 en DO IT IN SHORT BOUTS en MIX IT UP en SSET YOUR SCHEdDULE en TTHE GYmM ISNT A NECESSITY en MAKE IT A FAmM ILY AFFAIR The CDC March 13. 6 p.m. to CDC at 3664.

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The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 February 12, 2010 3 NAVSTA Ombudsman NEGB Ombudsman U.S. Naval Hospital Ombudsman Base ChapelDaily Catholic Mass Mass JTF Troopers ChapelSpanish Mass Sunday Mass MARINA FEBRUARY SPECIAL 20% off ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT BOAT RENTALS Every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of February FMI call 2345 From Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs The Navy Exchange wants to help its customers pay for their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. Four times per school year, four students will be the recipients of a $5,000, $3,000 $2,000 or $1,000 U.S. savings bond, denominations at maturity. The next drawing will be held at the end of February 2010. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and military retirees enrolled in first through 12th grade. Dependent children without an individual Dependent Identification Card must be accompanied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been offering students a chance to win a savings bond through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded $504,000 in savings bonds with the help of its generous vendor partners. Become a Facebook fan and follow the NEX on Twitter. From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command ABOARD USS NASSAU, At Sea (NNS) -The USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Haiti Feb. 7, continuing on its originally scheduled deployment to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). The Nassau ARG includes ships from Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 8: the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). The three ships and nearly 2,000 Sailors departed Virginia Jan. 18 on a deployment to the CENTCOM AOR, but were diverted to Haiti to provide assistance to the victims of the earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12, after on-loading more than 2,300 Marines of the 24th MEU. Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), released the ARG/MEU from the mission after assessments made from leadership of the multinational interagency effort indicated that ground-based relief efforts drastically improved. Thanks to the expeditionary capabilities of the Nassau ARG with embarked 24th MEU, we were able to help the government of Haiti, UN and international relief workers mitigate the immediate impact of the earthquake on communities both near and further away from the epicenter, Fraser said. The ongoing contributions of U.S. and international relief organizations with extensive experience and expertise in helping nations recover from disasters has lessened the need for units with capabilities like those of the Nassau ARG and the 24th MEU, so I have released them from this mission with our utmost gratitude for their timely support to this important humanitarian mission. While on the ground in Haiti, the Marines of the 24th MEU were instrumental in assisting the World Food Program (WFP) in Carrefour and Maison Lecrai. WFP is conducting a targeted and systematic food distribution to the Haitian people at 16 distribution sites around Haiti. The 24th MEU also assisted Joint Task Force (JTF) Haiti with the construction of a 250-bed interim aftercare medical facility in Port-auPrince that will be turned over to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide follow-on care for convalescent patients recovering from surgeries. Medical and dental personnel from the 24th MEU treated more than 100 Haitians on the island of Gonave. Additionally, medical personnel aboard Nassau and Mesa Verde treated 16 Haitian earthquake victims aboard shipboard medical facilities. Im very grateful and blessed that I could help make a really big difference in a time of need, said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Laketta Thomas of Nassau. It means so much to me to know that I have provided care, support and understanding to those that needed help. Lance Cpl. Brian O. Melendez echoed similar thoughts. The satisfaction of being able to help here means a lot, he said. The Haitian people needed our help, and we were able to do a lot for them. The Nassau ARG/24th MEU are en route the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR to conduct theater security cooperation missions and serve as 5th Fleets Theater Reserve, relieving the USS Bonhomme Richard ARG and 11th MEU. On Saturday, two other Navy ships, USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS Underwood (FFG 36), also completed operations in Haiti. On station for a total of 21 days, Normandy and its crew delivered meals donated by the not-forthan 1,000 gallons of water, and other food items to towns on the Haitian island of La Gonave. Underwood and its attached Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 60, Detachment 1, arrived in Haiti Jan. 16 and immediately began providing support to the Naval Oceanographic Centers critical survey, making it possible for relief ships to navigate safely in and out of the Port-au-Prince harbor. Underwood quickly became a lifeline for relief efforts, delivering hundreds of boxes including food and water, conducting 82 lifesaving medical evacuations and transporting approximately 600 personnel. While these humanitarian assistance assets departed the theatre, another joined the mission, as SOUTHCOM deployed a team of logistics specialists from Army installations nationwide. The Joint Logistics Command (JLC) comprises 2,000 troops that will support the movement of relief supplies from ports of entry to distribution points with landing craft, cargo handling equipment and transport vehicles. Response visit www.navy.mil/haiti/. O N T H E P A T I O A T T H E B A Y V I E W F e b 2 5 O N T H E P A T I O A T T H E B A Y V I E W F e b 2 5 S T A R T I N G A T 7 p m For information or to donate items, please contact Lisa Bracken by calling 75847 or e-mailing lisa.bracken@usnbgtmo.navy.mil or Patty Hinton by calling 4518 or e-mailing patricia.hinton@usnbgtmo.navy.mil

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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. GaAZETTE GUANTANAMO BAY Vol. 67 No. 6 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba calling 4520/4623 or by e-mailing PAO@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. NAVSTA COMMANDING OFFICERCapt. Steven H. BlaisdellNAVSTA EXECUTIVE OFFICERCmdr. William RabcheniaNAVSTA COMMAND MASTER CHIEFCMDCM(SW/AW) Keith CarlsonNAVSTA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICEMCC(SW) Bill MestaGAZETTE EDITORMC3 Leona MynesACTING GAZETTE EDITORMC2 Marie Montez February 12, 2010 7 Sailor of the Week CS3 Emmanuel Helom Galley 4822) FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN (#FN10-001) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/8/10 Close: Open Until Filled CUSTODIAL WORKER (#FN10-003) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/8/10 Close: Open Until Filled OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TECH (#FN10-005) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/5/10 Close: Open Until Filled PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REP (#LH10-007) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/9/10 Close: Open Until Filled PROCUREMENT TECH (#LH10-008) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/10/10 Close: Open Until Filled FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN (#LH10-001) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-Off: 2/8/10 Cut-off every 2 weeks thereafter Close: Open Until Filled REGISTERED NURSE (#LH10-002) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-Off: 2/8/10 Cut-off every 2 weeks thereafter Close: Open Until Filled FACILITY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (#LH10-006) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-Off: 2/8/10 Cut-off every 2 weeks thereafter Close: Open Until Filled OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TECH (#LH10-004) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/5/10 Close: Open Until Filled SECRETARY (#LH10-010) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/10/10 Close: Open Until Filled STORE MANAGER AT TREASURES AND TRIVIA. Flexible hours, generously compesnated. Applications are available at the store or via email at gtmospouses@gmail.com. Please submit applications by February 1, 2010. For more information contact Rebecca Bayless at 75744 or Jackie Salois 77755. FRONT DESK CLERK POSITIONS AT NAVY GATEWAY INNS & SUITES positions. Prefer one year front desk hotel schedule to include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Starting pay range is $8.50and experience. Must pass a NACI check. For more information contact Shannon Smith: call 2828 or e-mail shannon.smith@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil. OPERATIONS ASST. CONSULTANT AT IOM Minimum of 2 years of operational in refugee and migration assistance is a plus. Excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to work under pressure; strong strategic and creative style; demonstrated ability in leading multicultural teams and in mentoring and coaching individuals. Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish, both written and spoken is required. Please contact Doraima Alvarez at IOM (74788). Cocker Spaniel named Daisy, free to a good home. Leaving island on emergency orders and cant take her with. Please call 78096, 4599, 84907. Xbox 360 arcade, $80. Call 8236 or 79012. $75 Schwinn 26 Mens mountain bike. Call 8236 or 79012. 6 Satellite, cable & LNB. $500 OBO. Call Matt 77597. In & out-door house plants. Two orchids. Call 75590. Small Craftsman band saw, sawz all, small 2-wheeled dolly. Call 75590. HP Pavilion DV2214US Laptop. Webcam 320G HD, 4G mem, Windows Vista log-in. $700 OBO. Call 75208. Dimension Spirit 4.7 meter Kayak (White). $500 OBO. Call 77349. 25 TV/w remote, Xbox, one wireless controller, 8 games including Fable and Tiger Woods 07. $150 for ALL; OBO. Call 75621. 88 VW Fox 4-speed, 4 cyl. Manual. Runs great. $900 OBO. Call Matt @ 77597. 99 Jeep Wrangler Sa hara. Hard & Bikini top. 5-speed, AC, CD. $9000. Call 75590. 86 tan/black Suzuki Samurai. Many new parts. $1250 OBO. Call 79327 or e-mail sniperboy_71@ yahoo.com. 16 Glasstorm Boat w/ 90hp Johnson Engine. VHF Ra dio/GPS/FM Stereo. Best offer. Call 77432. Dimension Spirit 4.7 meter Kayak (White) $500 obo. Call 77349.Miss Kitty needs a good home. Were moving and cant take her with us. Shes an outside cat, spayed and is almost two years old. She needs someone to feed her and love on her occasionally. Contact the Sickmillers by calling 75590. Happy Birthday to Armando Padilla!Approx. 25 TV/w remote, Xbox, one wireless control ler, 8 games including Fable and Tiger Woods 07. $150 for all, obo. Call 75621. $80 XBOX 360 arcade, $75 schwinn 26 mens mountain bike. Call 8236 or 79012. A.B. Biller 42inch Spear Gun, extra bands $125. Call 77351. Weber Genesis Silver Large Gas Grill $50. Call 77351. 4 Satellite Dish with receiv er and 100ft of cable $225. Call 77351. Diamondback 53 CM Road front forks, extra light and fast $250. Call 77351. Diamondback 26 IN Insight Hybrid Road bike, yellow, light $150. Call 77351. Girls Bedroom Suite lightly used with Mattress $250, Graco Pack and Play $20. Call 78716. New Alpine car stereo CD player $175, JVC car stereo CD player w/remote $150. Call 84500. Delphi XM satellite radio & home kit $125, used Pink Blackberry CDMA phone with 2GB micro SD memory & accessories $50. Call 84500. 17 LCD computer monitor $80. Call 84500. Extreme Range portable weather/AM/FM radio $30. Call 84500. Sony DVD player w/remote $30, HP 1010 fax machine $30. Call 84500. HP all in one printer/scanner/ media card reader $40. Call 84500. Nice large framed Andrew Wyeth art $30. Call 84500. Snorkel/Dive gear complete kit all high end for $200 ($500 new) used 2x. Call 84500. 42 Sony Bravia LCD HDTV 1080P W/ remote and TV stand all includ ed for $800 OBO. Call 6024/78245. Full set of Taylor Made Right Handed R7 Draw Golf Clubs, BARELY USED in cludes Driver-Putter (Every thing) w/bag for $400 OBO. Call 6024/78245. New Full Sized Reclin ing Chair, $300 OBO. Call 6024/78245. DJ Hero for Xbox 360, Game with Mixing Board Controller for $65 OBO. Call 6024/78245. IBM T60p Laptop for sale. WinXP Pro. (Vista Compat ible) w/ Intel Core Duo 2.33 GHz, 2GB RAM, 100GB HD, 15 Display, ATI 256MB graphics card, extra battery & docking station. Three-week old Lenovo T400 laptop. Windows 7 (64bit) Pro. w/ Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 14.1 Display, ATI 256MB graphics card, 250GB HD, 6Cell Battery, Bluetooth, parts & labor, extra airplane/ car power adapter. $900 Wetsuit, Scuba Pro, brand new w/ tags, Men, Size MT. $80. Call 75885. Geminus diving/snorkeling goggles, used once! $45. Call 75885. Z3 Model w/ Carrying Bag, used once, $100. Call 75885. Beta Titanium diving knife, brand new in box w/ holster. $75. Call 75885. Manfrotto Camera Tripod, awesom condition, $50. Call 75885. Sony Alpha 200 DSLR w/ 18-70 MM lens, almost brand new. $300. Call 75885. PS3 games and DVDs for sale. Call 75885. 86 Suzuki Samurai Tan and Black. New sport top, CD player, battery, alternator, OBO. Call 79327 or e-mail to sniperboy_71@yahoo.com. authorized at the

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happenings February 12, 2010 V ol. 67 No. 6 en GTMO Crush 6 0 GTMO Intensity 5 1 NAVSTA 5 1 GTMO Latinos 4 2 Puddle Pirates 4 2 JDG Predators 3 3 Cobra Kai 2 4 115th Outlaws 2 4 GTMO Pulse 2 4 GTMO Ten 2 4 JTF Ving 1 5 Magnolia Militia 0 6 s c s en JTF Ving 7 0 JMG 6 1 Spartans 5 1 The Alliance 5 1 Pinoy Soljah 4 2 Docs 4 3 115th Sharkbiters 4 3 W.T. Sampson Pirates 2 4 MSST 2 6 J4 Cougars 1 4 JTF Tensors 1 4 525 Getum Gurlz 0 6 Camp 6 0 6 TEAM WINS LOSSES TEAM WINS LOSSES R s s FEB. 14, 6PM: V alentines Dinner Cruise FEB. 15, 3PM: FEB. 18, 7PM: @ Marine Hi ll FEB. 19, 8PM: Marine Hil l FEB. 20, 8AM: FEB. 23, 6PM: FEB. 25, 7PM: FEB. 27, 8AM: FEB. 28, 6PM: FEBRUARY LIBERTY EVENTS Please have all documents before making an appointment. Need to do your taxes? Want to do it for free? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now open for appointments. Call LN2 Kelly Alston at 4692 to make your appointment for the Naval Station. Or call LN1 Lehmann at 8115 to make an appointment for the JTF side. INSIDE THIS ISSUE 4 USS Carter Hall 4 ADVa ANCEMENT STUDY TTIPsS aAND DDaATEs S 7 GOOD GRa ADEs S GET STUDENTs S SaA VINgsGS BONDs S See PWD Public Works Teaches Students LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICE Personnel Support Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba provides Leisure Travel Service (Leave for military and civilian travel) utilizing AMC flights. Please contact our Travel Specialist at 4850 for assistance. By Terence Peck, Naval Station Public AffairsStudents from W.T. Sampsons 4thand 5th-grade class had the opportunity to learn how their drinking water and electricity is made during a tour of Naval Station Guantanamo Bays reverse osmosis and power plant Feb. 9. partnership between the Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Southeast Public Works Department at GTMO and the Department of Defense schools at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The partnership developed with the schools brings NAVFACs expertise in engineering and energy into the classroom, said Lt. j.g. Jonathon Charfauros, Naval Station GTMOs assistant public works officer. According to Cmdr. Wendy Halsey, Naval Station GTMOs trip as a practical application to compliment lessons they learned on machines and electrical circuits in science class. The tour began with a walkthrough of the reverse osmosis plant, where students observed the equipment and processes involved with turning saltwater into potable water. Their next stop took them to the power control room to learn how the distribution system worked from power system operators. The tour ended in the lab with an introduction to the quality control and quality assurance processes that Public Works uses to ensure the water is safe. The reverse osmosis plant produces approximately 1.3 million gallons of water per day. In addition to making potable water, the Naval Station produces its own electricity at more than 350,000 kilowatthours per day. the bases power generation is from the bases four 262-foot,