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April 9, 2010 Vol. 74 No. 14 INSIDE THIS ISSUEBy Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Bill MestaNaval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (NAVSTA GTMO) is affectionately known as the Navys Largest Gated Community. Within the 45 square miles that makes up the base, land management is important when process ing consumer waste produced by base residents. The NAVSTA GTMO Public Works where all residential and work related garbage is processed. The solid waste that is produced on base is burned using an incinerator system. All of the garbage produced at GTMO is burnt, said LT. j.g. Jonathan Charfauros, the Naval Station Guanta The United States does not have diplomatic relations with the country of Cuba, so the Naval Station must produce it own water and electricity, in addition to disposing its own waste products. We have three choices for disposing of trash: you can haul it all off, you can bury it all, or you can burn it then bury it. said Chafauros. Most other naval facilities haul off their trash to off-base sites. Naval Station GTMOs isolated nature makes hauling trash to an off-base site by barge uneconomically feasible. If the base buried its trash in a traditional cessing would become full very quickly. If we burn it, we reduce the amount of stuff we have to bury, said Charfau ros. The soil is actually better off with the ash than it is with raw trash. ciently, GTMO does not offer a recy cling program for paper products. Many people have asked Charfauros about a recycling program for paper products. We actually use the paper products Charfauros. If you pulled out all of the paper products and the cardboard, you may not have enough fuel in there to combust and maintain the combustion during the incineration process. The Naval Station produces approxi mately 15 tons of garbage a day, accord ing to Tim Wagoner the NAVFAC SE That adds up to a lot of space, said Charfarous. By burning it, we reduce the amount of space the garbage takes up. Burning GTMOs trash reduces the by 75 percent. Some base residents wonder about the pollution by product that is produced by burning. We have environmental standards that we meet, said Charfarous. The incinerators have air curtains that reduce the pollution that is a byproduct of burning trash. The burning is 100% in compliance with the base regulations. GTMO achieves more compaction, said to Charfarous. This means that we will have more options as to the usage of the land once build anything on top of a traditional The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Societys 2010 GTMO fund drive will end today with Radiothon 2010. During Radiothon 2010, hundreds of songs from different genres and time pe riods were broadcast over Guantanamos three radio frequency channels April 5-9. Radio-listeners pledged at least one dol lar to hear a tune, which played on FM 102.1 The Mix, FM 103.1 The Blitz, and AM 1340. If another listener didnt want to hear the song, they could bump it for a dollar more than it was originally pledged for, said Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Sharpe, a DJ at the radio station. Songs were also pledged as repeaters for Radiothons earnings will push the fund drive to more than $30,000 in donated money. Thank you to the GTMO community for all your support, said Chief Culinary Specialist Eric Peters, the Naval Stations NMCRS coordinator. For more information on NMCRS, visit www.nmcrs.org/. By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes Photo from Radio GTMO on Facebook3 GTMO GOES PAPERLESS4 CPOS PERFORM COLORS 5 WEBT A T AKES OVER7 MESSAGE FROM THE CPOA
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 2 The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an authorized publication for mem bers of the military services and their families stationed at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The contents do not necessarily U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content is prepared, edited and provided by the Public tion Guantanamo Bay. The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is printed by the Document Automation & Production Service (DAPS) with a circu lation of 1,000. GAZETTE GUANTANAMO BAYVol. 74 No. 14 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. William RabcheniaNAVST A COMMAND MASTER CHIEFCMDCM(SW/AW/EXW) J.D. McKinneyNAVST A PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETT Y OFFICER PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICEMCC(SW) Bill MestaGAZETTE EDITORMC3 Leona Mynes CS3 Nikita ThompsonGulfport, Miss. Naval Station SupplyDo the best you can with what you have. By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta ministrative services, the Navy is phasing out Sailors. Sailors records will now be maintained digitally online and become their responsibility to ensure that they are accurate. so we will need to verify all information is updated and correct once it has been submitted, said Chief Personnel Specialist Dale Estridge, Electronic Service Record (ESR) is your military record. All boards, etc., will be using the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) The tools currently available, such as the selfservice ESR and Web-Enabled Record Review (WERR), help Sailors review their records to determine if anything is missing or out-of-date. The ESR contains all documents in a mem bers Field Service Record. It also contains data from NSIPS, said Estridge. The Personnel Support Detachment at the Na val Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is currently all of GTMOs Sailors. We have begun the process of scanning and uploading the service records starting April 1., said Estridge. We anticipate by April 22 having at PSD GTMO, scanned and uploaded to the system. It is important that any records that are not currently at PSD be turned in to be scanned and is current and accurate. Once an ESR is created for that Sailor, there is very little paper documentation left to manage. The parent command will maintain pertinent information like Dependency Data, SGLI, and command evaluations, said Estridge. All other service record information will be given back to the service member. After the documents are scanned, Sailors will be able to review and update their personal emergency contact information and other service record items through their ESR self-service ac count. Sailors are able to access their ESR with a Common Access Card through the (NSIPS) Web site at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil/. Sailors use WERR online to review docu ments in their OMPF, commonly known as the BUPERS Online Web site, https://www.bol. navy.mil/, displays individual scanned service record pages. Service members use WERR to view, download and print Page 13s, performance evaluations and other service record items. Sailors should review their WERR to deter mine if any items are missing from their records, because the information in WERR is what selec tion boards review when considering candidates for advancement and special programs. To learn more about the differences between ESR and WERR and other tools used to validate personnel records information, see the Sailor Career Toolbox posted on the Navy Personnel Command Web site at http://www.npc.navy.mil/ CareerInfo/StayNavyTools/CareerTools/. with their new online records, they should con tact PSD at extension 4553 or 4233.
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Black Chrysler Se bring LS. 2D, Auto, cold AC, tinted windows, & DVD player in-car. Good condition. $4000 OBO. FMI call 9796 or 77989. Jeep Wrangler Sport, 84073. THE CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE AND THANKS TO ALL THAT MADE THE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE AND THE CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS 117TH BIRTHDAY TRIATHALON A SUCCESS! THE PARTICIPANTS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND DOGS, MWR, MIKE HALL, ANTHONY ROB ERTS, DWAYN BRYANE AND CWO JESSICA JOSEPH, THE GTMO BOY SCOUT TROOP, LEAD ERS AND PARENTS, USNH, NAVSTA SECURITY DEPARTMENT, RADIO GTMO, THE NAVY DIVE LOCKER, THE GTMO POST OFFICE, GTMO & JTF PAO DEPARTMENTS, THE MEM BERS OF THE CHIEFS PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, THANK YOU! WE HOPE TO BE BACK BIGGER AND BETTER NEXT YEAR. The Vet Clinic has kittens available for adoption! FMI, call 2212
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 Photo by MCC(SW) B ill Mesta manager. The turn-event event will allow departments to be in early compliance with the new regional policy on refrigerators, while not requiring participants to submit the packet of paper work, which will be required after Earth Day. For homes containing hazardous materials, Public Works will also make it easy to dispose of those items. There will be an area at Windward Landing were residents can drop off paints, household cleaners, batteries and other household items that are harmful to the environment if not properly disposed. Often when people are moving, they dont know what to do with this stuff, said Mike McCord from the Naval Station Environmental Department. (This event) will give every one the opportunity to prop erly dispose of their household HAZMAT. Once the base is cleaned, there will be a cookout spon sored by MWR and GTMOs Chiefs mess at the Ferry Land ing. The cookout will be for all who participate in the clean-up and will begin at noon.
April 9, 2010 3 NAVSTA OmbudsmanConnie Schiltz Call 84792 or 78519. NEGB OmbudsmanMarjorie True (757) 705-3538 NE G B firstname.lastname@example.orgU.S. Naval Hospital OmbudsmanJennifer Mangum Call 5048.Base Chapel Mon.Fri. 5:30 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sat. 5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sunday 9 a.m. (Main Chapel) S at. 11 a.m. (Room B ) Sun. 5:30 a.m. (Room A) S un. 8 a.m. (Room D ) Sun. 10 a.m. (Room A) Sun. 10 a.m. (Room B) Sun. 11 a.m. (Main Chapel) Sun. 11 a.m. (B ldg. 1036) Sun. 1 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sun. 1 p.m. (Room D) Sun. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sun. 8 p.m. (Main Chapel) 1:15 p.m. (Room C) 7 p.m. (FMI call 2628)JTF Troopers Chapel Wed. 11 a.m. Sat. 6:30 p.m. (PPI Chapel) Sun. 7:30 a.m. Guantanamo Bay Ombudsmen Religious Services Deputy Command Chaplain Madness are so angry that they are just about to burst. Its like they are a walking time bomb. Life is full of painful experiences; one thing seems to happen after another. Its hard sometimes for them to even see the light of the sun because it is so dark. Anger can weigh you down and keep you from doing productive work, because all we may want to do is get anger for a little while until we are hit with a new and perhaps bigger agitation, which breeds further madness. So what are you to do? never satisfy fully. Well, forgiveness comes to my mind Forgive and you will be forgiven. In Romans 12:18, Repay no one evil for evil. And in verse 19, it says Vengeance is the Lords. Perhaps if you is it worthwhile being angry, and what is your anger getting you? As one of my esteemed col leagues says, What about living in the moment? -and go forward. By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Bill MestaNaval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) is gearing up to celebrate Earth Day April 22. Earth Day was started by Senator Gaylord Nelson in the spring of 1970 to help increase awareness of environmental issues that affect local, regional and global communities. The Naval Station Public Works Department will hold various events that will focus on improv ing the bases energy conservation and the environ ment. a base-wide cleanup. Each of the Naval Stations departments will be given a section of the base to clean. In addi tion, all of the tenant commands will have their own areas of responsibility. Non-military com munity members are encouraged to participate in the base-wide clean up as well. A designated representative for each depart ment, tenant command and organization should report to Windward Ferry Landing at 8 a.m. on April 22 to verify cleaning areas and to pick up supplies. Public Works will be providing trash bags for the event. For residents who have waste that requires assistance to dispose, they can contact the NAVSTA Public Works department to arrange for removal. Public Works will have people down at Ferry Landing to weigh the amount of trash each com mand collects, said Lt. j.g. Johnathan Charfarous, They will also sort and separate all the trash to pull out the recyclables. Public Works will also arrange to have bulky items from around the base transported to the On Aug. 21, 2009, Rear Adm. Townsend Alexander, the Commander of Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE), signed a new energy instruction that establishes the energy policy for installations under his command. In response to the instruction, the Public Works is mandating all Naval Station work spaces be free of personal refrigerators and coffee pots by Aug. 1. For departments with those items in their possession, there will be a refrigerator/coffee maker amnesty area set up at Ferry Landing on Earth Day. Personnel will turn-in spot. drain the refrigerants and get the units ready for DRMO, said Tim Wagoner, the NAVFAC SE
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 that are created when the refuse deteriorates. We are using a better method for follow-on than you would with a regular In the future, the Public Works Department hopes to install new technology that uses the combustion process to produce electricity. The waste energy incinerator system will use the garbage incineration process to help augment the bases electrical grid. Another way the base man ages the land is by recycling metal, plastics and glass. Recy cling helps to reduce premature makes the raw products avail able to be reused. We are not only focused on being compliant with Navy requirements, recycling is the right thing to do and it doesnt faouros. The community at NAVSTA GTMO has a number of options available when recycling. Every Tuesday the residents of GTMO can place their recy clables by the curb in front of their housing units. There are also recycling receptacles sta tioned in various areas around the base. All of our recycling is managed on contract. said Charfarous. At times the base program. We do it because it is the good thing to do. The glass collected by the recycling program is not shipped off the base, but broken up into small pieces and added It is not actually recycled; it is separated to manage the waste better, said Charfarous. The metal and the plastic are the things that the contractor can use to sell. To help the Naval Station manage the land effectively, it is important for GTMOs residents to separate recycled materials because these items too quickly. The recyclable mate rial is separated out so that we can process them separately from the garbage that is being burned, said Wagoner, We with all of these materials. Household hazardous mate rials disposal is another issue that GTMO faces when pro cessing the bases refuse. Car batteries, oily waste and house hold cleaning products are a few of the hazardous items that should never be disposed of with common household refuse. The NAVSTA GTMO Environ mental Department manages a program for recycling automo bile batteries. Car batteries that are turned in will ultimately be shipped to the United States for recycling. In 2009 this pro gram saved the base $80,000. When GTMOs residents change the oil in their vehicles, they should turn the old motor oil into the Navy Exchange Auto Port. This oil will actually be used as some of the fuel for the bases diesel, electric genera tors, said Charfarous. There are many ways that GTMOs residents can reduce garbage on the base. With Earth Day being cel ebrated base wide on April 23, Charfarous encourages GTMO residents to become more environmentally conscious consumers. Chiefs perform colors at the USNH
April 9, 2010 5 By Susan Lawson, Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -All Navy Tuition Assistance (TA) transactions will soon shift to an entirely online process ac cessible through the Navy College Program Web site's WebTA portal. Sailors applying for tuition assistance will be required to use WebTA to process all applications beginning April 15. "WebTA allows Sailors to complete all steps in the tuition assistance and education planning process online," said Mary ReddClary, the Navy's Voluntary Education (VOLED) program director. "In the past, Sailors could start the TA application process, but were then required to circulate a printed copy for review and approval through the chain of command. Now, Sailors and Marines can complete the is the paper-based submission, in person or via fax, to one of the Navy's 52 Navy school," said Redd-Clary. The WebTA application must be ap authorized command delegate. "We recommend developing an internal command review process, as that process will ensure all management controls for Sailors TA requirements are met. These re quirements, such as completion of warfare said Redd-Clary. In addition to TA application processing through WebTA, the NCP site includes tools required for Sailors to develop an interac tive education plan with direct support from NCO counselors. The site also provides Sail ors and counselors access to Sailor/Marine Ace Registry Transcript (SMART) records. Sailors can also search degree plans based on their ratings. These degree plans are offered through partner schools from the Navy College Program Distance Learn ing Partnership (NCPDLP). "WebTA also offers commands an op portunity to provide more timely and inter active support of their Sailors as they work to identify their professional and academic pursuits," said Redd-Clary. For more information about the Navy College Program, visit https://www.navy college.navy.mil/. For more news from Center for Personal and Professional Development, visit www. navy.mil/local/voledpao/. Windjammer Pool HoursMonday-Friday: 8 a.m. -7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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