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June 5, 2010 Vol. 67 No. 22 INSIDE THIS ISSUE 3 4-5Civilian employee instruction change Memorial Day Weekend in photos 6Hurricane Season beginsdo you have your disaster supply kit ready? By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba Approximately 40 Guantanamo Bay high school students applied and interviewed for jobs with Mo rale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at W.T. Sampson High School during the 2010 MWR Teen Hire Program. Funds for the Navy-wide program are granted through Com mander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) each year and applied to youth-program registrants who are ages 14-18. Children can gain experience and earn some money through Teens to get a taste of the real world through MWR employment program James Cave, who works at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Auto Hobby Shop, interviews 11th-grader Gabriel Montalvo during the 2010 MWR teen hire program at W.T. Sampson High Schools information center June 2. The teen hire program is a Navy-wide employment opportunity for youth program registrants ages 14-18. See TEENS, page 2 Hospital Corps celebrates 112th birthdayBy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes GUANTANAMO BAY, CubaBase resi dents celebrated the Hospital Corps 112th birthday May 29 during a formal ball at the Windjammer ballroom. More than 200 guests attended the event, which honored all past and present corpsmen, including those who have died Everyone comes into our line of work wanting to help others, said Capt. of Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay. We have so many heroes and Medal of Honor recipients who were corpsmen. Its heartwarming. The ball featured a presentation with pictures of corpsmen who died defending the nation and serving others, many of which were embedded with Marine units in the middle east. The Navy Corpsman is our life blood, said 1st Sgt. Richard Anderson, the Marine Corps Security Force Companys First Sergeant. Without corpsmen, our survival rate would be drastically lower. I can think of several Navy corpsmen who have been with me, and each and every one of them have provided that instrumen tal piece of survival. The Navy Hospital Corps was estab lished in 1898 during the Spanish-Amer ican War. Since then, 22 Congressional Medals of Honor, 174 Navy Crosses, 943 Silver Stars, and 1553 Bronze stars have been awarded to corpsmen. Fourteen Navy ships have been named for corpsmen. For more information on history of Hospital Corpsmen or the U.S. Navy, visit Hospitalman Peter Shubin presents the white tablecloth on the prisoner of war (POW)/missing in action (MIA) table during the 112th Hospital Corps Birthday ball at the Windjammer Ballroom May 29. Photo by MC3 Leona Mynes Photo 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 families stationed at U.S. Naval Sta tion 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 Automa tion & Production Service (DAPS) with a circulation of 1,000. GAZETTE GUANTANAMO BAYVol. 67 No. 22 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba PAO@usnbgtmo.navy.mil.NAVSTA COMMANDING OFFICERCapt. Steven H. BlaisdellNAVSTA EXECUTIVE OFFICERCmdr. William RabcheniaNAVSTA COMMAND MASTER CHIEF J.D. McKinneyNAVSTA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICERMr. Terence PeckLEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICEMCC(SW) Bill MestaGAZETTE EDITORMC3 Leona Mynes Ask the Chief Sailor of the WeekPS3 Nigel HaneyChicago, Ill. Personnel Support Detachment GTMOWhen you serve in the military, you learn a lot and I am honored to be a part of this mission.CSCS (SW/AW) Patrick CampbellNaval Station Supply Galley It is to know your Sailors, continually train them, and ensure that they have everything needed to com plete the mission. of a good leader? this program, said Christo pher McKnight, the MWR tor. The Navy provides this each year through MWR to give kids a chance to learn real-world job skills. Once hired, teens will work 25 hours per week for eight weeks and have the opportu nity to earn $1,500 each. To prepare for the job fair, teens attended a resume writing workshop provided by the Fleet and Family Sup port Center. The students also worked in monthly advisory sessions with the high school guidance counselor about interviewing skills, self-pre sentation and aligning high school courses with a certain career path. During the eight-week em ployment period, students are required to complete a special project. Last year, 10th-grader Leah Williams created three special espresso beverages at Triple C. I created the drinks called Sugar Craze, the Bahama Mama and the Birthday Girl, said Williams. Williams said she con nected with her co-workers at Triple C. The people I worked with were great, said Williams. They treated me like family. For more information programs, call Christopher McKnight at 75294. TEENS, from page 1
June 5, 2010 3NAVSTA 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 OmbudsmenReligious Services Chaplains Corner Lt. Thomas OFlanagan Command Chaplain Navy revises exercise instruction for civilian employeesBy Sarah Fortney, National Na val Medical Center Public Affairs BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) is promoting that promotes civilian staff to schedule exercise into their working hours. Navy instruction 12700.1B was revised April 21 and no longer requires civilian staff to obtain permission from a phy sician before they can schedule exercise into their work hours. We found it was making it had to call their doctor, make they were healthy enough to exercise, said Lauren Thomas, department head of Health Promotions at NNMC. The instructions wording was also somewhat confusing, she said. Therefore, it was rephrased to help clarify how often and when staff can work out during the day. Per the instruction, staff can exercise up to three hours each week; however, they are still required day with their supervisor. Staff members can spread out their exercise time to best it an hour, three days a week or 45 minutes four times a week. We are trying to promote the instruction, helping staff members see that they can go on a walk or go to the gym on a regular basis as a way of reduc ing stress, said Thomas. NNMCs is focused on raising awareness about the revised instruction to help meet the commands readiness goals and reduce stress in the work place, said Thomas, who is also a co-chairperson for the team. The team, established as part of the Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2010, will discuss the instruc tion at board meetings and make sure department heads pass the information on to their staff members. NNMCs Health Promotions displayed a booth near Main Street for National Employee Health and Fitness Day May 19. Thomas handed out copies of the revised instruction along with pedometers and informa tion about healthy eating and Studies have shown that exercise reduces stress and improves job productivity, said Lt. Cmdr. Mary Parker, Objective 2.2 Goal Team chairperson and NNMCs surgical nursing department head. It can also help raise an individuals meta bolic rate. See EXERCISE, page 6 Gratitude In my 15 years of priesthood, it is rare for someone to tell me that they have thanked all of the people in their lives person they are today. We sometimes use the excuse that our lives are too busy them a card or e-mail conveying our appreciation. The very act of writing such sentiments causes us to identify the char acter traits that we most admire about them, thus making it easier for us to follow. is that we have more time than most due to the proximity of home and work. Spend some time that you would otherwise stay in touch with those who mean so much to you. As we approach Fathers Day, I ask that you take the time and thank him if you are able. In the event that your experience with your father was not a positive one, then gather the lessons It is precisely this gratitude for such people that can help us and others strive for personal excellence and make the world a better place by letting know that they have had a life well lived.
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 4 2010 Red Cross BBQ Contest Cardboard Boat RegattaPhoto by MC3 Leona Mynes Photo by MC3 Leona Mynes Photo by MC3 Leona Mynes Navy Ball Chili Cookoff Golf TournamentPhoto by MCC Bill Mesta Photo by MCC Bill Mesta Red Jumpsuit Apparatus performs at GTMO
June 5, 2010 5 Red Cross BBQ Contest Golf TournamentPhoto by MCC Bill Mesta Cuzco Wells Cemetery Ceremony Red Jumpsuit Apparatus performs at GTMO Photo by MC3 Leona Mynes Photo by MC3 Joshua Nistas Photo by MCC Bill Mesta Photo by MC3 Leona MynesGolf Tournament: Chief Electronics Technician Ray Hammonds tees off during the MWR Golf Tournament May 30. Cardboard boat regatta: Boats made from cardboard, duct tape and caulk are navigated Navy Ball Chili Cookoff: Guests taste and judge various chilis made by more than 15 contestants. Red Cross BBQ: Army Pfc. Vincent Delaney prepares pork with garlic seasoning for the barbecue contest sponsored by the American Red Cross at Ferry Landing May 29. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: (Left) Members of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are interviewed by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin Ailes at the radio station May 28. (Right) Red Jumpsuit Apparatus performs for GTMO residents May 29 at the Tiki Bar. Marine Sgt. Angelo Stango, left, and Hospital Corpsmen from Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prepare to honor colors May 31 dur ing the commemoration ceremony at Cuzco Wells Cemetery. Marine Sgt. Angelo Stango presents a wreath to Rear Adm. Tom Copeman, commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Capt. Steven namo Bay. Marines from Marine Corps Security Force Company Guantanamo execute a 21 gun salute to commemorate the fallen servicemembers at Cuzco Wells Cemetery and throughout the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Guantanamo Bay Gazette 6 Disaster Supply Kit Checklist One-week supply of non-perishable foods per person. One-week supply of drinking water per person. Fill plastic jugs with drinking water upon receiving warning of imminent danger. Maintain a supply of disposable eating and drinking utensils. Bottle and can openers. Special diet and baby foods. Supply of plastic bags. Prescription and non-prescription. Warning: Many medications have short shelflives. Do not place them in the emergency kit until the time of the emergency. Copy of all prescriptions. Prosthetic devices (eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.) First aid kit Pocket knife Hand saw, pliers, tape, compass Battery-operated radio and extra batteries Flashlight and batteries Battery operated lantern Candles and matches Whistle Social Security cards Passports Drivers Licenses Deeds Insurance policies Stocks and Bonds Will Savings and checking account books or account numbers Credit cards Money List of valuable household goods with serial numbers List of important phone numbers (insurance agents, banks, family, etc.) Immunization record Place in a waterproof secure box or a safe deposit box Emergency medical alert tags/cards Shot records Parker added that health care pro viders need to make sure they take care of themselves in order to better care for others. Its an opportunity to walk the talk, Parker said. Its our opportu nity to demonstrate the importance and the emphasis on exercise for our patients and beneficiaries. Ellen Lyons, who works in Im munizations at NNMC, is one of many staff members who has reaped the benefits of exercise. In the last two years, she lost nearly 90 pounds, a success she attributes largely to walking for an hour each day. Lyons has seen family members struggle with diabetes and other health issues because of their weight. She did not want the same fate. I was determined not to be like that, Lyons said. My main goal was to become healthy. She believes the Navys revised instruction is a great way to help people get the exercise they need. She said that once she started walk ing, it made her feel so enthused and empowered to keep at it. You can really energize yourself just by getting out there it gives you a whole lot of energy, vigor. You can just breeze through the day, Lyons said. Thanks to my walking, it has made such a difference. I know it pays off. Health Promotions offers a walk ing group that meets in the lobby of Building 10 every Monday, Wednes day and Friday at 11 a.m. for a 30-minute walk. You get to meet other people, you talk and have a good time, and you get your exercise in, Thomas said. Try to take advantage of the oppor tunity that you have at work Its a great benefit, it really is. Thomas added that exercise can also help with weight management, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes, maintaining good cho lesterol levels and getting a good nights sleep. For more information on nutrition, call the U.S. Naval Hospital Guanta namo Bay, Cuba at 72360 or visit EXERCISE, from page 3
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