Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00176
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 3/26/2010
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
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General Note: Current issue plus archived issues covering the most recent 12 months.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).
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March 26, 2010 Vol. 72 No. 12 INSIDE THIS ISSUEGTMO Green page 5 3. MYCAA REVITILIZED4. SHOE BUYING GUIDLINES 6. EAR THQU AKE RO CKS GTM O MUSE Team provides power to GTMO Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) technicians of Port Hueneme, Calif. ,deployed recently to Naval Station Guanta namo Bay (GTMO) where they will augment MUSE equipment to the base power plant to meet the needs of Public Works while annual power generation maintenance is performed. We were contacted in January to help with the power supply for the residents of Guantanamo Bay, said Construction Electrician 1st Class Tim Duvall, Mobile Utilities Support Equipment, of Port Hueneme, Calif. We have been asked to assist in these types of situations many times. Tim is one of six Seabee MUSE technicians deployed to the base, tasked to provide additional power support to the base dur ing the maintenance of current power generators and conduct erators that have supported the base for years. These generators make up a third of the current generators the base is operated by. The team has installed four generators on the base during the past eight weeks, preparing to supplement the base power plant. This time of the year is usually the lowest load season on the by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erica R. Gardner GTMO Welcomes New CMC By MCC(SW) Bill Mesta, Naval Station Guantanamo, Cuba Public AffairsOn Mar. 26 Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba welcomed aboard its new Command Master Chief (CMC). CMDCM(SW/EXW/AW) J. D. McKinney III relieved CMDCM(SW/AW) Keith Carlson as the Naval Stations CMC. most senior enlisted sailor in a United States Navy command. The Command Master Chief is the eyes and ears for the CO of whats going on in the enlisted community, as well as their moral and welfare of sailors and their families and their quality of life issues. said McKinney, CMC McKinney has been in the Navy for 28 years. He is reporting to NAVSTA GTMO from Naval Station Ingleside, Texas where he served as the installation Command Master Chief for 4 years. McKinney came into the Navy as a Hull Maintenance Technician in 1982, and later converted to a Damage Controlman in 1987. McKinney has served on Carrier USS Saratoga (CV 60), USS Independence (CV 62), USS Boone (FFG 28), Precommissioning Unit Gonzalez (DDG 66), and Recruit Division Commander at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command. McKinney was also forward deployed at Yokosuka, Japan, and performed duties as a chemical defense instructor attached to Naval Construction Center Detachment, Fort McClellan. McKinney became a Command Master Chief in 2000. His as part of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) battle group as part of Iraqi Freedom. McKinney also served as Command Master Chief onboard the USS Klakring (FFG 42) and Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, Africa. I feel that it is every service members duty to come to work ready to serve their unit and their country, said McKinney. When they are off duty, it is very important that they take care of themselves, take care of their family, take care of their personal lives so that they are able to come to work ready to serve their unit and their country. McKinney went on to things the big issues takes care of themselves.see MUSE, pg 2 see CMC, pg 2Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) technicians of Port Hueneme, Calif installed diesel generators at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The generators were installed as a planned maintenece project on the power plant. The generators will augment the Naval Stations electrical grid while the maintence is performed. photo by MC2 Marie Montez


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. 72 No. 12 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba calling 4520/4623 or by e-mailing PAO@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. NA VSTA COMMANDING OFFICERCapt. Steven H. BlaisdellNA VSTA EXECUTIVE OFFICERCmdr. William RabcheniaNA VSTA COMMAND MASTER CHIEFCMDCM(SW/AW) Keith CarlsonNA VSTA PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETT Y OFFICER PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICEMCC(SW) Bill MestaGAZETTE EDITORMC2 Marie MontezPHOTO JOURNALISTMC2 Erica R. Gardner Sailor of the Week YNSA Emanuel DuncanDetroit, MI. NA VSTA GTMO ADMIN DEPTIn chaos lies opportunity McKinney arrived at the Naval Station on Mar 23. I see a great organization, said tributions to the U.S. Navys Global Force for Good. I am proud to say that I am going to be a part of that.McKinneys wife Charla, 8 year old John and 9 year old Harley will be joining him for his 2.5 year tour once the school year is complete. On Mar. 26 NAVSTA GTMO welcomed aboard its new CMC (CMDCM(SW/EXW/AW) J. D. McKinney.CMC, from pg 1photo by MCC Bill MestaMUSE, from pg 1plant, maintenance was already scheduled. Due to the recent increase in activity aboard GTMO (for missions such as Operation Unireliable power generation during the planned maintenance shutdowns. The MUSE team is currently installing, testing and calibrating the generators for the power grid, ensuring no shortage in power generation will exist. MUSE personnel have more than 16 months of specialized power generation training in addition to their Seabee construction rate core training. MUSE has a $200 million inventory, with power generation, transformation, and steam generating equipment to support worldwide Navy and Dept. of Defense utility shortfalls and emergencies. Wherever we deploy, we train the local electricians of the base on the basic mechanics of the power plants, said Duvall. If there are ever any issues they cannot correct, we will be there to assist them. photo by MC2 Marie MontezOPENLINE: Your weekly Captains Call Tuesday at 1200 on FM 103.1, 102.1 and AM 1340 E-mail your questions to: OPENLINE@ OR Phone: 2300


March 26, 2010 7 If the ad is sent to any other e-mail address, it may not be included in the Guantanamo B ay Gazette. F or more information, call 4520 or e-mail pao@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Ads run for two weeks. FOR SALE BOATS V EHIC L ES46 Sony TV w/ heavyduty wallmount $800 Mike (H) 77650 (W) 4862Omer T20 Millennium 130cm spear gun w/reel. Excellent condition, with 4 month old bands-$160. stringer-$15. Lobster tickler, net and gloves-$8. Email Kenny at m1loot er@hotmail.com or call 78438. Must sell the following dive gear: XL Scubapro size L, 1 size S $10 each Dive booties: Size 6 $10 Mask $103 63 cubic inch tanks all with recent VIP; Bag weights (for integrat ed BC) various sizes from 1 lb to 4 lbs entire group: $35 Will sell ALL gear for $325! Items separately priced total $550 Contact Vicki @ 4200(work), 77091(home) OR Vicki. laidlaw.ctr@usnbgtmo. navy.mil HP Pavilion P4 2.3GHz 512 RAM, 40 GB H.D Win XP CDRW Wireless, Altec Lan sing Sound Call 75864 Sony Vaio CS-110E 14.1 Intel Core 2 Duo 3gb Ram 250gb HD built-in cam Vista $800 Xbox Console 1 controller 12 games (NBA, Starwars 3, etc.) and 13 JVC colored tv w/ remote all items for $100 Call 75200 WH only SCUBA gear in excellent condition: Sherwood Luna BCMedium, Genesis Re source Pro Computer con sole, Genesis GS2000/ GR450 Regulator, Genesis A OTHER POSITIONS YARD SA L ES TUTORS1998 Mazda 626, Mechanically sound, Very good condition, mileage 113,000. For more info please contact 77584. 1990 2door White Chrysler Lebron for sale, asking for $900 Call-72117wk 79579 hm 1998 Green Honda Accord New Alternator, Transmission, and A/C $5,500 OBO FMI Call 77271 1992 GMC Sonoma extended cab pickup. 5-speed, Kenwood Stereo w/CD, power windows, brakes, steering, locks, A/C, 2 rear jump seats, and bed liner. I have the title, and this has been a GREAT truck! $2500 Work:4200 Home:77091 Email:vicki.laidlaw.ctr@ usnbgtmo.navy.mil 1994 Ford Probe/White 2-door.Strd.Transmission.A/ C,CD,Tinted Windows,runs GREAT! $2400 OBO.Call NIKI 77782H or 72565W. 89 Toyota Corolla, auto, A/C, $2,300 OBO call Amso @ 3287 after 1600 89 Dodge Caravan, fair con dition, runs great, must sell, $1,800 obo, hm 78812 wk 8259, EddieHUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE POSITIONS (CALL 4441 OR 4209)Math Tutor (algebra, basic math, Trig, etc), new to GTMO here til Jan. call 8989 (w) or 84183 (c). evenings & weekends. Burns and Roe Services Corp. currently accepting applications for Shipping/ Receiving clerk and Supply Supervisor positions. (FT) Bring resumes and obtain application from Human Resources located at the Burns and Roe Main office. For more information call Carolyn Martinez, 75790. Piano, Upright (real, not electric) Kawaii, black lac quer, good condition, worth $3K, asking $900. FMI Janelle x74233 Water ToysPull tubes, knee board, water skis, $100 for plant, 6-foot tree, $20. Paul x74233 Cue found at Windjammer March 5-6. Please call for description & return. X-77003 eve X-9794 Spear guns for sale, 1-JBL Sawed-Off Magnum Woody $214 new and 1-53 JBL Magnum Aluminum $211 new, make me an offer for either or both, contact no. 84700Dimension Spirit 4.7 meter Kayak white $500 obo Call 77349$1900/OBO-1994 Bay Liner Capri w/Trailer Very Reliable Outboard 70hp Johnson Motor and everything you need to get on the water today! FMI call Paul x74233 Tan Sectional Couch, Maroon Recliner, and bookshelf. Must go by Monday the 22nd. 78716 Ashley Millennium hardwood table, 6 chairs, includes 18 leaf. Blonde in color, E.C., ask $800. Credenza 30H X 24D X 84L Nine drawers $100 OBO Call 84908 or 75506 Barely Used Furniture Ashley Sofa/Loveseat $800 OBO Set 3 glass top tables $100 Call 77787 Captain Bed w/ 3 large draw ers and mattress, twin size, white, $100. Glider-rocker chair, $15 Janelle x74233 Two lofted twin beds with desk underneath 100$ each SCSI modem $55, BLOND Entertainment Center $100, Coffee Table w/ DVD storage $100 & End Table $25 call 74354 Dining Room Table w/ 2 arm, 4 side chairs. $500 FMI call 4395 FURNITUREFINANCIAL TECHNICIAN (#FN10001) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/8/10 Close: Open Until Filled CUST ODIAL WORKER (#FN10-003) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/8/10 Close: Open Until Filled O CCUPA T IONAL H EAL T H TECH (#F N 10-005) 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 (#LH10001) 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 O CCUPA T IONAL H EAL T H TECH (# LH 10-004) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/5/10 Close: Open Until Filled SECRET ARY (#LH10-010) Open: 1/25/10 First Cut-off: 2/10/10 Close: Open Until Filled L OST / FOUND I nternational O rganization for M igration JobsO perations A ssistant C on sultant A minimum of 2 years of rience in the military or in refugee and migration as sistance is a plus. Excellent communication and negotia tion skills; ability to work un der pressure; strong strategic ibility and open management style; demonstrated ability in leading multicultural teams and in mentoring and coach ing individuals. Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish, both written and spoken is required. Please contact Doraima Alvarez at IOM (74788). Teacher and A dult E ducation C onsultant Propose place, dates and time schedules for class subjects to include, but not limited to, English, Math ematics, Basic Computer Skills and Science then teach those classes. Excellent com munication and negotiation skills; ability to work under pressure; strong strategic and and open management style; demonstrated ability in lead ing multicultural teams and in mentoring and coach ing individuals. Thorough knowledge of English and Spanish, both written and spoken is required. Please contact Doraima Alvarez at IOM (74788). Service is to be provided dur ing working hours of 9-5pm, 3 days a week, 2 hours a day. 834 Sherman Ave (Next to FCA, previously known as cated in Building 760 would also need to be maintained every 2 weeks. This position is TEMPORARY. Please contact Doraima Alvarez at IOM (74788). 1999 Cherokee Laredo $5,800 OBO Call 77271 98Chevy STO $2000 OBO Mike (W) 4862 1987 Toyota Pick-Up in mint condition must see $4,500 OBO Steve Ph: 77387, Cell 84131 ATTENTION GTMO Due to Aircraft weight re strictions during the sum mer months on the Saturday AMC Rotator, we are re questing that all passengers limit their checked baggage to 2 pieces, not to exceed a total of 50 lbs. Passengers will be authorized 1 carry-on weighing less than 15 lbs. If we cannot meet this require ment voluntarily, passengers may have to be removed starting with persons on paid tickets. NA V IGA T ING F EDER AL EMPLOYMEN T WHEN: March 25, Thurs day TIME: 9:00am 11:00am WHERE: FFSC Bldg #2135 Learn guide lines for writing and sub mitting a Federal Applica tion. Call 4141 to register. SR7206 Octo, XS Suba un derwater compass, lead bean-bag weights, Large Pinnacle Dive bag, padded regulator bag. New Feb 2009, approx 35 dives to date. Call Scott @ 78182. Departing GTMO 3/27. $800.00 Single childs bed with head board and mattress with under bed drawers for stor age $75.. Will deliver for an additional $10.. Roughly 200 plus patio stones, small medium and large $1. to 3. each. Baby stroller $10. Aqua-Lung divers boots, size 11 $15. Mares brand ad and never used Paid $75. Clogging shoes, white, ladies size 5 $10. Tigger elec tronic childs learning book, Words and Sounds Abound $5. Surfer Girl toilet training seat, like new $5. Panasonic Stereo Radio Cassette Player, like new with papers and pro tective pouch $10. Contact 7-7201. SCSI Modem $60.00, Belkin 54G Wireless Router $25.00. Please Call 90852. 2 pairs of Rock and Republic jeans, size 28, 36 inseam, brand new, $150 each. Nike bra tops, size medium, brand new, $10 each. FMI, please contact Nicole Steele at x77792 (home) or x9830 (work) between 10 AM and 8 PM. Sat Mar 27 10:am CP 16B Sat. Mar 27 8-12pm VL 45C Casio (CDP-100) Keyboard 88 keys full sized, H Duty stand and hardshell case $500 call 84795or dakinerules75@ yahoo.com DeWalt 12 heavy duty double bevel sliding com pound miter saw $450 Briggs and Stratton 3.5 hp 350 gph/ 7000 lph, dewatering pump $150 New McCulloch 5700w power generator $450 call: 77387, Cell 84131


The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 Keeping it current, keeping it realby Defense Finance Accounting Service Public Affairs launched the myPay Web-based pay account system in 2000, less than 500,000 military, military retirees, annuitants and federal civilian employees were listed as online users. Today that number has increased to approximately 3.7 million users with access to pay account information, tax statements and the ability to update their bank, personal and allotment information instantly and, most importantly, securely. To date, more than 2.6 million myPay users have accessed their 2009 tax statements online, avoiding the delays and possible security risks of regular mail delivery. Last November, DFAS implemented a myPay security enhance ment requiring users to establish new login credentials, including personalized login IDs and passwords. The agency has posted step-by-step instructions in both text and video at the myPay site (https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx) and its public Web site (www.dfas.mil) to help customers set up their new information. Currently, 82 percent of myPay accounts have been updated with new login information. While some might view 82 percent as a positive, Im concerned that some of our customers dont appreciate what myPay provides, said DFAS Principal Deputy Director Richard Gustafson. We want to provide a tool for our customers that is both tion is protected. We want to help our customers become educated customers, to partner with us to make sure all aspects of their pay from what they are due to how it is delivered are as accurate as possible. Users of myPay have greater control over their pay accounts and can make changes to vital information in a very secure environment. Some of the options within myPay include: military retired or annuitant account statements, or military/fed eral employee leave and earning statements. W-2s and 1099Rs. posit. cure. While the options may vary from one customer category to another, all myPay users can establish alternate login credentials for use by family members, tax preparers or others they trust to view account information and download tax statements. The myPay system has been with us for a while, Gustafson said. Our security enhancements have been developed to counter wishes of many recipients of our payroll services. In short, myPay gives them a way to avoid the risks of postal delivery of their information, and a way to really shorten the amount of time it takes to update information in our pay systems. But the bottom line is still how these users view the impor tance and worth of myPay. Do they understand their role in keepWhile DFAS maintains some of the more traditional methods of submitting changes to customer information or inquiring about pay issues such as fax, call centers and mail, the myPay system their payroll service provider. information to customers. This year, DFAS has saved taxpayers approximately $1.5 million in postal fees by electronically distributing 2009 tax statements via myPay. The changes customers submit via myPay are effective imme diately, said Dawn Coulter, the agencys e-Commerce director. Rather than waiting for the fax machine or mail to get the infor mation to DFAS, then waiting for a payroll technician to input that information into the pay system, address changes, new bank account information or other data become effective the moment the customer hits the submit button. lish their new login credentials and keep that information secure. Once able to access the online application, they are encouraged to review their pay account information.by Mass Communication Specialist Chief Bill MestaOn Mar. 20 2010, the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (NAVSTA GTMO) experienced an earthquake at 2:08 PM, Eastern Standard Time. The earthquakes epicenter was 27 miles south west of the Naval Station and registered a 5.6 magnitude. NAVSTA GTMO experienced a small after-shock at 3:35 PM Eastern Standard Time. and some consumer items fell off of the shelf at the Navy Exchange. There were no injuries as a result of the earth quake. There was no damage to NAVSTA GTMOs buildings or residential homes.Earthquake rocks GTMO residentsJPJ 5K Run/Walk in GTMOAmerican Red Cross gave over 250 GTMO Sailors, Marines and civilians a chance to lace up the running and walking shoes to participate in a very exciting John Paul Jones (JPJ) 5K run/walk Mar. 21 raising proceeds of more than $6,000 for the American Red Cross volunteer program.photo by MC2 Marie Montez


March 26, 2010 3 NAVSTA OmbudsmanConnie Schiltz Call 84792 or 78519. NEGB OmbudsmanMarjorie True (757) 705-3538 NE GB ombudsman@yahoo.comU.S. Naval Hospital OmbudsmanJennifer Mangum Call 5048.Base ChapelDaily Catholic Mass Mon.Fri. 5:30 p.m. (Main Chapel) Vigil Mass Sat. 5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Mass Sunday 9 a.m. (Main Chapel) Seventh Day Adventist Service Sat. 11 a.m. ( R oom B ) Iglesia Ni Christo Sun. 5:30 a.m. (R oom A) Pentecostal Gospel Temple Sun. 8 a.m. ( R oom D ) LDS Service Sun. 10 a.m. (R oom A) Liturgical Service Sun. 10 a.m. (R oom B) General Protestant Service Sun. 11 a.m. (Main Chapel) United Jamaican Fellowship Sun. 11 a.m. (B ldg. 1036) Gospel Service Sun. 1 p.m. (Main Chapel) LORIMI Gospel Service Sun. 1 p.m. (R oom D) GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sun. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel) GTMO Christian Fellowship Sun. 8 p.m. (Main Chapel)Islamic Service 1:15 p.m. (R oom C) Jewish Service 7 p.m. (FMI call 2628)JTF Troopers ChapelSpanish Mass Wed. 11 a.m. Vigil Mass Sat. 6:30 p.m. (PPI Chapel) Sunday Mass Sun. 7:30 a.m. Guantanamo Bay Religious ServicesChaplains Corner Deputy Command Chaplain LTJG Douglas Holmes by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erica R. GardnerThe human eye is the window to the body. Deep inside the human mind are imbedded casks of memories where millions of small movies are kept. Each person has a different view and even different thoughts related to that view. Consider a favorite picture in your life. You will see this picture a specific way while another person will see it differently. Consider where we all are stationed right now, some of us see GTMO as a haven, while others find it nothing but a place of business and so they are constantly running here and there to make sure that things get done. As you look at your life where do you find yourself at? Do you like what you see or are you always tearing yourself down? Did you know that in every situation something new or positive can be found, but most people dont have the capacity to see what good is going on because of the darkness in their vision. What most people have to do is remove themselves from the moment, and look at the whole picture to see the greater view in the painting of life. The PictureThe Department of Defense (DoD) is offering eligible spouses up to $6,000 of Financial Assistance (FA) to pay for education, training degrees, opportunities in high growth and high demand I saw the information for MY CAA on the roller and I went to the website and followed the instructions, said Jamie Mesta, Purchase and Travel Card coordinator. Mesta is using the service to complete her bachelors degree in business administration, majoring in accounting. My Career Advancement Account (My CAA) uses the funding in order to pay schools directly for coursework and exams taken by the spouse the DoD are followed to ensure all eligible spous When I enroll for the next semester, I go the website and choose the class for the semester I want to take, said Mesta. I print a document au and payment for the class is complete. There are sources of assistance that can help spouses choose a program of study that leads community colleges and Military OneSource usually have no-cost career and education counseling services that can help spouses identify and compare career and education op portunities. These range from traditional jobs and classroom experience to distance educa tion and work at home programs. The use of the website has been an excel lent experience, said Mesta. For more information about My CAA, you can contact Candice Rice, Navy College rep resentative, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay at x2227 or email: candice.rice@usnbgtmo.navy. mil or research information online at: http:// www.militaryspousescholarships.com. My Career Advancement Account Revitalized Jamie Mesta reviews her MyCAA account onlinephoto by MC2 Erica GardnerPositive can be found in any situation


The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 by Navy Fitness Center March 26, 2010 each week, such as running, walking, tennis, basketball or aerobics, shoes such as cross trainers may be a good alternative for those who participate in several sports or activities, such as cardiovascular and weight training, in a single workout. Ideally, you should look for a specialty athletic shoe store with a good reputation in your community. Their sales staffs are more likely to be knowledgeable about selecting appropriate shoes. When pur foot type. People with high-arched feet tend to require greater shock absorption than those with a normal-arched foot. People with higharched feet also suffer from lateral instability and are more prone to quire shoes with less cushioning, but greater support in the mid-foot region and better heel control. Test the shoes for basic stability: to back. The shoe should bend right near the ball of the foot, because thats your foots natural hinge point, but the shoe must not be too sewn into the back of the shoe to provide heel support. Squeeze this cup into the shoe. It should be very stiff and not easily collapse inward. good lateral support to the foot should only twist a little bit. the other hand under the sole of the shoe near the heel. Compress your hands together to feel the amount of cushioning offered by the shoe. The more compression you feel, the more shock absorption the shoe offers. Fit Tips ward the end of the day. Its not unusual for an individuals foot to increase by half a shoe size during the course of a single day. However, the end of your longest toe and the end of the shoe. This space will accommodate foot size increases, a variety of socks and foot movement within the shoe without hurting your toes. and you should have plenty of room for your toes to wiggle without experiencing slippage in the heel. Rotate your ankles when trying on shoes, and pay attention to the sides of your feet and the top of your toes, common areas for blisters. acrylic, polyester or Coolmax for better blister prevention. Some Final Considerations It is important to be aware of when your shoes need to be replaced. If they are no longer absorbing the pounding and jarring action, you are more likely to sustain ankle, shin and knee injuries. Athletic shoes will lose their cushioning after three to six months of regular use (or 350 to 500 miles of running). However, look at the wear patterns as a good indicator for replacement. Any time the shoe appears to be wearing down unevenly, especially at the heel, it is time to replace the shoes. Raul Simmonds, Navy Exchange shoe salesman explains the foot results of the Aetrex iStep sp5000 machine for a customer in the shoe department Mar. 22nd. In less than 30 seconds the iStep will capture your foot type, pressure points, and shoe size and then help recommend the ideal footwear and orthotics for your individual needs. Raul Simmonds, Navy Exchange shoe salesman explains the foot results of the Aetrex iStep sp5000 machine to Air Force MSgt. Scott Luke Air Force Base Aviation Training Command, in the shoe department Mar. 22nd. In less than 30 seconds the iStep will capture your foot type, pressure points, and shoe size and then help recommend the ideal footwear and orthotics for your individual needs. photo by MC2 Erica R. Gardner photo by MC2 Erica R. Gardner


March 26, 2010 5 GTMO Green Part I: Electricity is eveyones priorityby MCC(SW) Bill MestaNaval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba (NAVSTA GTMO) is in a very unique situation in terms of electrical production. NAVSTA GTMO produces all of its own electricity. Most U.S. Naval Bases purchase their electricity from the local community. NAVSTA GTMO is unable to purchase electricity from Cuba as the U.S. Government does not maintain the diplomatic ties required to buy these services. Other bases dont produce electricity. Said LTJG Jonathon Charfauros NAVSTA GTMOs NAVSTA GTMO uses a combination of diesel generators, and the wind turbines mounted on top of John Paul Jones Hill to proto reduce cost. Diesel generators are kind of like your car,said Charfauros, instead of turning the wheel the motor turns the generator. This produces electricity. In continued efforts to be more energy conscious, NAVFAC is aquiring two new 3.5 mega watt diesle generators for use at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. These new geninventory. We receive approximately 2.5% of our electrical production from the wind turbines. Last year the wind turbines produced 3242 mega watt hours or approximatly the electrical usage of 180 residental homes. The monetary saving the base recieved in 2009 from using the wind turbines was $340,000. In addition to saving the base on diesel fuel cost, the wind turbines produce no pollution when generating electricity. There are a number of electrical production upgrades in the works for GTMOs future. One of these new technologies would be the installation of gas turbine generators. Charfauros said, diesel generators. The gas turbine generator uses the same principal as the diesel generator except it uses a jet engine to turn the generator. You can get a lot higher speed out of the turbine than you can out of the diesel, said Charfauros,so you are able to produce more energy with less combustion. They can generate a produce electricity for the installation. These generators will not will save on fuel cost as they have ability to maintain the bases electrical requirements while shutting down the traditional die sel generators when not needed. The big thing is going to be solar, said Wagner. In the future the base hopes to generate all of its electricity during the day by using solar technology and fossil fuel generator at night. There is a proposal submitted to add a solar farm to GTMOs electrical infrastructure that would add up to 5 Megawatts of power to the base. Another future technology being considered for GTMO is a waste incinerator plant. GTMO currently incinerates its garbage to reduce the waste footprint on the base. With the incinerator plant we would turn that burning into energy. Another example of electrical conservation technology being considered for GTMO is motion sensors. Motion sensors can be instatlled in rooms that are not frequently used such as storage closets. These sensors would turn the light on when one entered and off upon exit. Using these sensors would ensure that lights would not be turned on for long periods of time in areas that dont need them. These sensors are currently being tested in the NAVSTA GTMO Public Works Self Help workshop. There are lots of ways that GTMOs residents can conserve electricity while at home and at work. Make sure that all of the lights and appliances in ones residence are turned off when not in use. Additionally Charfauros recommended that everyone set their air conditioners to 76 degrees to 78 degrees. For every de gree above 76 increased in a residential unit, the resident conserves between 1% and 2%, said Wagner. Another tip for energy conservation in the home is to keep blinds and curtains closed. That wont allow the area to get heated up as much, Said Charf auros heat transfers right though the glass into the facility. Wagner said, The big thing I like to point out to people is their computer monitors. When you arent using it, just turn your monitor off. By turning off a monitor when not in use, the base spends approximately $5.00 annually as opposed to $100.00 a year to power. With approximately 8000 monitors on base, the conser vation savings add up very quickly. off the lights every time one leaves a room. There is a miscon span, Charfauros said, actually the difference in life span in negligible when compared to the energy savings. Two of the biggest challenges that GTMOs electrical infrastructure faces are having the production capability to meet load requirements and the high cost of producing electricity. If we need 20 Megawatts we can only produce 21, said Charfauros, If we ever needed 22 (megawatts) we are out of luck. In 2009 the Naval Station spent $17 million dollars on electical production. We produce all of our own energy, said Charfauros,we are the most expensive base in the region for energy cost. That is why it is so import for us to conserve, added Wagner. The high cost of producing electricity at GTMO actually affects the budgets of other bases in our region. When it comes to distribution of GTMOs electricity, the base ing comes second, said Charfauros. By conserving electricity the base residents directly contribute to mission readiness while insuring quality of living standards.photo by MCC Bill MestaEARTH DAY 201040th anniversary-April 22nd


happenings TEAM WINS LOSSES GTMO MOVIE IN REVIEWBy Robert SandersWhen in RomeNEX 6 1 STRESS FREE 5 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT 5 1 REAL MADRID 3 3 CFS 3 3 A SQUAD 2 4 SANTOS 1 5 GTMO UNITED 3 1 SOCCER BOMBERS 1 3 As legend has it, if one removes a coin from the Fountain of Love, they will become the undying desire of the owner of said coin. Enter Beth, played by the lovely Kristen Bell, who is as much of a work-a-holic as you can get. Our tale opens with her utter humiliation with her previous lover who believed she loved her work more than him and needless to say, Beth has abandoned the belief of the magic of love...her sister, has not. Celeste, the sister, is getting married to a man she met on a plane two weeks prior. Getting married in Rome. Devoted to round the world for the wedding, even though she is convinced in the imminent failure of their marriage. After one too many drinks and a few misconceptions, Beth stands, irate, in a prominently known Fountain of Love. coins from the fountain; remember the legend? The hi larity, from here forward, ensues. Played by an all-star comedic cast, she is plagued with devotion, attention and a little stalking by a magician, an artist, a model, a meat salesman, and Nick, the best man from the wed ding. Through twists, turns and inexplicable visits from to change, until she discovers the truth about the coins and her world is shattered, metaphorically of course. Though the movie gets off to a slow start, I found myself laughing uncontrollably for the better part of it. The interaction between the characters was realistic and true. The range of emotion, from love to hate, sorrow to happiwords, there was no usual, sudden, unexpected change in character emotion that is so often predominant in unexpected twists, WHEN IN ROME is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for the masses. Having said this, I give 4 out of 5, I strongly recommend this movie, and given the opportunity would not hesitate to see it again. ATTENTION GTMO: Smoking is PROHIBITED Anywhere in the Cooper Field and Denich Gym Sports Complex Shower us with your presence at the April PTO meeting! April 5 th 6 7pm WT Sampson Elementary School Room A7 Childcare provided in the gym Come meet your new PTO board FMI Shannon Fern smsavarese@yahoo.com