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April 23, 2010 Vol. 74 No. 16 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Spring 2010 PFA A look at Public Works Self Help 6 2Mandatory meeting for all BEQ residentsThree servicemembers become US citizens One Naval Station Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay, Cuba Sailor and two Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo Soldiers became U.S. citizens naturalization ceremony. Navy Machinists Mate 3rd Class Jo Kurosu, Army Sgt. Ardicio Galvao and Army Spc. Carlos Baptista took the oath of citizenship at Windmill Beach. Its a life accomplishment, said Kurosu, who is originally from Japan. I started the process in 2008, but I had been thinking of doing it for the past six years. Although Kurosu was born in Japan, his family traveled to several countries throughout his life, including Honduras, France, Kurosu joined the Navy in 2003. I made the States my home after moving around so much in my life, said Kurosu. I thought the States would be the best place for me to settle down and start a family after I get out of the military. When Kurosus background check cleared, the Naval Southeast helped to bring so that Kurosu could take the next steps in the process. To be able bring to GTMO and complete the naturalization process is a great service to our troops, Anderson, the NLSO Southeast citizenship is a dream come true for many of these Sailors and Soldiers. Servicemembers at certain overseas locations, including GTMO, can now go through the citizenship process at those locations. Citizenship and adminstration of the oath of citizenship was expanded to overseas embassies and consulates, according to DOD Instruction 5500.14. Members that have not resided in the U.S. can be naturalized if they have served during a time when the U.S. Armed Forces are or were engaged in military operations with a hostile foreign force, which applies to any alien servicemember who has served since 2001 when the Global War on Terror began. For guidance becoming a U.S. citizen, call NLSO at 4962. By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes Vacation Bible African children 5Photo by MC3 Leona Mynes
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 2 The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an authorized publication for members of the military services and their fam ilies stationed at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The contents do not necessarily re Government, the Department of De fense, 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 Automa tion & Production Service (DAPS) with a circulation of 1,000. GAZETTE GUANTANAMO BAYVol. 74 No. 16 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba PAO@usnbgtmo.navy.mil.NAVSTA COMMANDING OFFICERCapt. Steven H. BlaisdellNAVSTA EXECUTIVE OFFICERCmdr. William RabcheniaNAVSTA COMMAND MASTER CHIEFCMDCM(SW/AW/EXW) J.D. McKinneyNAVSTA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICEMCC(SW) Bill MestaGAZETTE EDITORMC3 Leona Mynes All residents of building 2146, the bachelors enlisted quarters, are required to attend one ot The meeting April 26 is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The April 27 meeting will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Julie Hall, the housing installation program manager, and Command Master Chief J.D. McKin ney, will address complaints about loud music, failure to adhere to base housing policies, commu nication with building managers and general cleanliness. Personnel who cannot attend the meetings should call 2400 to inform base housing manage ment and will be rescheduled to attend the meeting at a later date. For more information, call Hall at 5119.From Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsThe Burns & Roe Leaders League will be having a talent show! When: Saturday, April 24, 8 p.m. Where: The Sunken Garden (behind Gold Hill Towers) Come out and support this years Phillipine Independence Day Celebration! For more information call Jhoanne at 3126 or Tek at 2404. Kabayan Night MA3 Robert CravenLake Havasu City, Ariz. NAVSTA SecurityLook beyond your struggles Success is one step away. From Naval Station Public AffairsT Investigation Divison (CCID) investigators April 8 while the homes residents were not home. It was started by an unattended cigarette, thought to have been properly extinguished, said Lt. Erin Baxter, the Naval Station Staff Judge Advocate of the Regional Legal Service
April 23, 2010 3 NAVSTA OmbudsmanConnie Schiltz Call 84792 or 78519. U.S. Naval Hospital OmbudsmanJennifer Mangum Call 5048. Base Chapel CATHOLI C Daily 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) PROTESTANT Seventh Day Adventist Service S at. 11 a.m. ( R oom B ) Iglesia Ni Christo Sun. 5:30 a.m. (R oom A) Pentecostal Gospel Temple S un. 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) FRIDAY SERVI C ES Islamic Service 1:15 p.m. (R oom C) Jewish Service 7 p.m. (FMI call 2628)JTF Troopers Chapel CATHOLIC SERVICES Spanish Mass Wed. 11 a.m. Vigil Mass Sat. 6:30 p.m. (PPI Chapel) Sunday Mass Sun. 7:30 a.m. GTMO Services Deputy Command Chaplain pared to catch the ball and make a play when it came into my mind: can I do this? I have learned that one of the most important character traits to have for success in anything, whether it be sports, it requires sources beyond themselves such as God, parents, As leaders, it is important to give those around you a sense of security and assurance about what is going on so through teaching encouragement. Tell people they are doing great things even in the small est of actions, and they can dream of doing greater things. the sidelines. When the play came my way, I scooped the ball and threw it home. Marine Pfc. Matthew Pron of the Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCo.) Guantanamo Bay stands his post during a Site Security Exercise (SSE) at the Marine Hill Barracks April 21. The exercise sharpened young Marines teamwork and operational readiness skills for their future assignments. Photo by MC3 Leona Mynes
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 From Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsCommander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Rear Adm. Tim Alexander signed a proclamation April 15 declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Bases in the southeast region, including Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay, are planning sexual assault awareness and prevention events through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program. This proclamation is a springboard for education and awareness, Alexander said. Effort from every individual is necessary to ensure safety and quality of life for our shipmates and in our communities. Sexual assault is an affront to mission readiness because it undermines the health being of its people. I urge all personnel to reach out to victims, learn more about this crime, speak out against it, and intervene to prevent it. GTMOs sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) Michele Linger said the base will see awareness events this month. [SAPR] has set up an informational booth at the Navy Exchange (NEX) atrium Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m., said Linger. Were also planning a group walk which will be held the April 29. The naval station has approximately 35 sexual assault victim intervention (SAVI) and tenant commands, the U.S. Naval Hospital and Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Their mission is to provide victims of sexual assault an opportunity to keep the assault unregistered. Another focus of SAVIs is to provide their commands with sexual assault prevention training. I want people to know how to seek assistance for themselves or a friend, said Linger. They also need to know how to promote sexual assault prevention. According to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), the Navy recorded approximately 600 reports of A sexual assault is an attack that can reverberate throughout a unit and beyond, degrading readiness by harming the life of the victim and the ability of a unit to work effectively as a team. Alexanders proclamation echoes the Department of Defense 2010 SAAM theme of Hurts one. Affects all. The FFSC is scheduled to hold SAPR building no. 2135. Victims of sexual assault in GTMO can call the SAPR hotline at 84578 or call Linger at 84577. NEEDED: COMMAND FITNESS LEADERS FROM SECURITY DEPARTMENT Requirements : Must not use tobacco products Be within Navy weight standards on Navy Knowledge Online Route special request chit through chain of commandFMI, call ND1 Roberts or NDC Hajduk at 4444.
April 23, 2010 5 Sailors attached to Naval Station Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay, Cuba completed the spring 23 at the Cooper Field complex. Approximately 212 Sailors were expected to elliptical, bike or treadmill machine. Sailors are required to stay in shape because perform their duties and not be fatigued, said Yeoman 2nd Class Robert Sanders, a Naval leaders (CFL) coordinated physical training (PT) sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Cooper Field complex for Naval Station Sailors program (FEP) Tuesdays and Thursdays. exercises and then well do a two to four mile run as a group, said Sanders. Command PT is held at 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Cooper Field. Story and photos MC3 Leona Mynes
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Bill Mesta Nearly 70 million Americans have high blood pressure. This elevated pressure, termed hypertension, has been referred to increases the risk for potentially fatal outcomes such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Regular blood pressure checks are a simple and inexpensive way to identify hypertension. Still, up to 30 percent of affected people are unaware they have hypertension. Hypertension can affect anyone, it is particularly prevalent obese people, heavy drinkers, women taking oral contraceptives and people with diabetes.Normal resting blood pressure is a pressure less than 120/80 artery walls when the heart contracts (systolic blood pressure). The second number, 80, is the pressure against the artery walls during the resting phase (between heart beats) and is termed diastolic blood pressure. There is a direct relationship between blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. That is, the higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk. For this reason, high blood pressure is divided into several categories that help determine appropriate treatment. From the MWR Fitness Center120139 mmHg and/or a diastolic blood pressure of 8089 mmHg. 159/9099 mmHg as measured on at least two occasions. Stage 2 hypertension is a blood pressure >160/100 mmHg. in the accompanying table. A regular cardiovascular exercise program can help prevent hypertension and lead to substantial declines in systolic blood pressure. at least 30 minutes on most, preferably all, days of the week. excellent options. New exercisers should ease into an exercise program by starting slow and developing a consistent routine before gradually increasing exercise frequency, intensity or duration. Importantly, if you have hypertension, consult your physician before beginning an exercise program. This is especially critical for those who take blood pressure medications, which can alter bit of extra help translating exercise recommendations into a safe, Health & Fitness Specialist near you. When an earthquake hit the small Caribbean country of Haiti Jan. 12, the Naval Station immediately became a logistical Response stood up rapidly, and at times, units transiting through GTMO did not have the work space equipment needed to complete their missions. Thats where the Public Works Departments Self Help Workshop came in. There was a squadron on the Leeward side that was working on their equipment on the ground, said Utilitiesman 2nd Class German provided over 50 tables and benches to help them with their work areas. Aside from being cruical to supporting Haiti disaster relief efforts, PWDs Self Help commands. The workshop, located on Sherman houses several different types of construction equipmentpipes, wood, paint and electrical glazes and stains. Servicemembers can build spaces with Self Helps supervision. If [a command has] personnel with the knowledge to make these kinds of products, then we supervise them, said Garcia. We make sure that they use eye and ear protection. rewarding learning experience. The work we do here is more geared toward a Builder and is not really in my rate, said Garcia. A Utilitiesman is somebody who works on equipment like boilers, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, plumbing and drains and a little bit of electrical work. It has been like a whole new world. For more information on how PWDs Self Help workshop can aid command projects, call extension 2627.Photo by MCC(SW( Bill Mesta
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happenings Ah, sweet Pars Throw love into the mix and you have the makings of a beautiful romance tale. This, however, is NOT by any means a love story. James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) plays secretary to the U.S. ambassador in Paris, secretly working as an undercover agent ... for whom, we dont know. He is desperately trying to become a higher rank when Wax (John Travolta) comes to town. Reece is a Struggling to control Waxs destructive, vulgar and generally American behavior, Reece reluctantly accompanies him on his escapades and throughout is tested mentally, emotionally and physically by his more eccentric counterpart. To really drive in the nail, the story quickly turns focus to the aggressive and unrestrained violence forced upon our suspected terrorists by Agent Wax. In the end, you feel you have witnessed the coming of age for Reece, who loses everything, yet gains so much more. In a fashion similar to John McClane, Travolta comedy to the table, keeping the audience both laughing may feign a love story, FROM PARIS WITH LOVE is nothing less than classic American hardcore action. Strongly recommended and deserving 4 out of 5. FROM PARIS WITH LOVE Rated RDirected by Pierre Morel Starring John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia SmutniakBy Robert Sanders Celebrating Month of the Military Child,MWR CYP and the American Red Cross present... FAMILY FUN DAYApril 24 Phillips Park9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Free Attractions: Bouncers Face paint Temporary tattoos Hourly events Craft fair Music Bring Cash for: Concessions Game tickets ($0.25 ea.) SIGN UP for the Captains Cup Bowling League Handicapped Mixed League 4 players per team with up to 3 subsitutes DEALINE IS APRIL 25TH!League Starts April 26th at 6:30 p.m.! For more information call 2118.