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department during a boat tour of port ops facilities. F U.S. Southern Commands (USSOUTHCOM) tion Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 10 and 11. Chile and Peru toured various Naval Station facilities to see how it provides support to vis iting U.S. and allied nation ships and subma rines when they are conducting missions in the Caribbean. Coordinations, accompanied the officers on the trip. Husta served at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo from 2006-2009. Having been a resident of this station for close to three piece and more so in its traditional role as a Naval Station, Husta said. NS Guantanamo Bay is the strategic hub for a host of U.S. military and government agencies engaged in various region al security operations. The Naval Stations strategic location enables it to play a key role in the integration and interop erability of diverse U.S. military forces working in support of defense, security, humanitarian operations and civic assis tance missions in the Caribbean region. Husta said that many of USSOUTHCOMs partner nations Terence R. PeckNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs participate in counter-narcotics and joint and combined mili The most recent great example would be Haiti where every one of these nations present today had troops on the ground working the restoration, medical piece, moving sup plies, all those kinds of things, Husta said. 12, 2010, the Naval Station was designated a Joint Logistics Hub to help move supplies and personnel to and from the earthquake stricken nation. The tour began at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jack sonville (FISCJ) Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where and the fueling capabilities of Piers B and C. fuel to support 138 visiting U.S. and allied ships, the Naval Station, and its tenant commands. In addition, they logisti cally provided approximately 25 million pounds of cargo, processed one million pounds of mail and served more than one million meals through their three galleys. FISCJ Detachment GTMO has an outstanding Supply Team and is very proud to be the one stop shop for all logistic needs of the Fleet, said Michael Taras, the detachments act Stations reverse osmosis desalination plant operated by Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Angel Diaz, an X-Ray technician at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, talks with Uruguay Army Capt. Hugo Miguel De Barros and Columbia Army Col. Oscar Orlando Lopez about the hospitals radiology equipment, March 10. PLNO PHOTO BY TERENCE R. PECK PHOTO BY TERENCE R. PECKThis photo was altered for security purposes.
COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMAND MASTER CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER G AZETTE EDITOR Age: 33 Hometown: Jupiter, Fla. Heroes: My granpa and dad. Ambition: T o retire from the N avy with anchors on my collar. Favorite sports team: Pitts burg S teelers. Favorite GTMO restaurant: L O L, seriously... Favorite musician: I like all genres of music. Favorite TV show: N CI S Favorite movie: Princess B ride Favorite book: S word of T ruth series. Favorite hobby: motorcycling. Greatest accomplishment: My children. Greatest passion: S pending time with family and friends. Currently working on: Moving my family to be with me. Id give anything to meet: B ruce Lee! How the Navy has improved your life: Im not sure. When I joined, everything just clicked in place. It gave me a stable job to provide for my family. Naval Security Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Sailor of the WeekThe Department of Defense will mark its mately 2,670 military members reported that an 11 percent increase from 2008. providing an opportunity to raise awareness and promote the prevention of sexual violence through education and special upcoming to the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). readiness, and how sexual assault not only affects the victim, but many others, such as the unit, commanders, families and friends. force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or where the victim cannot or does not consent nonconsensual sodomy, indedent assault or Sexual assault is a crime and it has no It undermines core values, degrades military readiness, and may forever change the life of victims and their families, said Galka. Galka said it is everyones responsibility to help prevent sexual assault. importance of bystander intervention, a strategy the Department of Defense initiated to encourage service members to prevent sexual astake the initiative to help those who may be targeted for sexual assault or to help friends who are not thinking clearly, possibly due to alcohol or drugs, for example, from becoming perpetrators of this crime. Galka provided guidance for potential victims of sexual assault. travel in groups or use the buddy system, dont put yourself in situations where you have to rely on others to take care of you and if you dont feel comfortable in a situation, trust your instincts and leave, she said. These common sense actions may help reduce your risk of becoming a victim of sexual violence. training and refresher course for E-5 and above May 16-19. To register for the training or for more information on sexual assault prevention and FFS C to promote awareness, prevention during Sexual Assault A wareness MonthMC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs GM 1 D ARREL B IRNLEY To donate money to earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, visit RedCross.org. Did you know? Call 800-822-6344 or visit www.stjude.org to learn more. A CFC Participant provided as a public service. Did you know? Call 800-822-6344 or visit www.stjude.org to learn more. A CFC Participant provided as a public service.
PAGE 3From Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsT the movement of personnel to ten ant commands and activities in Japan ately. Due to the damage following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, it has been determined by the Secretary of the Navy that the movement of per sonnel to tenant commands and activi tive immediately. The temporary hold shall remain in Personnel Command. These prudent measures will assist humanitarian assistance and disaster for food, water, fuel, and electricity. personnel scheduled to report to tenant commands and activities in Japan as ei ther an ultimate duty station or an in termediate duty station in conjunction with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. orders however, they should contact their chain of command to determine whether to execute these orders as scheduled. Personnel with orders to commands detached from their current com mand are directed to remain in place at their current command. If this is not possible, they should contact their detailer for further guidance. Members who have already de tached, but have not departed the area of their home port, are direct ed to report to the nearest beach detachment or Temporary Pro cessing Unit for temporary duty awaiting further transfer. Members who have detached from their command (sea or shore) and have commenced travel should report to the nearest naval installation and contact their de tailer for further direction. and needing assistance should use to ensure the Navy can track and assess support requirements. Personnel who have additional questions should contact their de tailer for further assistance and guidance or call the Navy Person nel Commands Customer Service Center at 1-866-827-5672, DSN 882-5672 or for hearing impaired TDD 1-866-297-1971. Earthquake, tsunami prompts Navy to stop movement to JapanMARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa Marines assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, board a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to provide assistance to areas in Japan affected by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent Tsunami.PHOTO BY CPL. JUSTIN WHEELER KURO-SOKI, Japan Japanese citizens unload food and water from HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 during a humanitarian assistance mission. HS-4 is em barked aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), woff the coast of Japan providing humanitarisn as sistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi.PHOTO BY MC3 DYLAN MCCORD
PAGE 5 A residents see are four line with Federal fewer gallons of gasoline. Chafauros and ensuring the When I wake up, I get the kids to schooland I go cut off every light and unplug what can be unplugged and leave. If everyone did that, we could save two percent [of energy consumption] just from housing. Lt. Jonathan Chafauros of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, about the purpose of PWDs advanced metering initiative after a meter was installed at Bulkeley Hall. The meters will transmit energy consumption informa tion directly to PWD and will help Hibbert set a baseline from which the buildings will need to reduce energy consumption. PHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES
YOUR NAVY : THINGS YOU SHOULD KNO W ABOUT Sailors must verify their death gratuity Due to a change in the law regarding death gratuity and recent upgrades to the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), to verify their designated beginning March 17. The change in the law allows Sailors to designate their gratuity in 10 percent increments to more than Courtney, Pay, Personnel Bureau of Naval Personnel. The amount paid Emergency Data (Page 2) in 10 percent increments. The death gratuity is a Servicemens Group Life Insurance (SGLI), said Courtney. SGLI is a life initial entry and whenever they want to update option designations, and when declining or reducing coverage. The ability for Sailors to designate someone other than their next-of-kin on their Record of Emergency Data (Page 2) was announced death gratuity designation and was outlined in their NSIPS Electronic Service 2 data, said Courtney. Sailors who need to change contact their Command New performance evaluation requirements went into effect March 15Beginning March 15, Navy performance evaluations form to new policies announced The E-7 to E-9 evaluation new requirements and its use will continue as usual. top-performing Sailors, changed the promotion recommendation rules for E-5 Sailors and aligns them with E-6 Sailors under the same recommendation requirements. For reports dated March 15 and beyond, Early Promote and Must Promote recommendations combined cannot exceed 60 percent of the ranking group. In addition, Must Promote recommendations may increase by one for each Early Promote quota not used. incorporating the new rules. Work stations on the Corps Intranet (NMCI) automatically received this new version. For non-NMCI users, the available for download from the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) website. Service members should verify they are using under the help tab in Check with the chain of command to ensure information, contact the Naval Station administrative From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs SE) Public Works Department (PWD). The plant turns 1.5 million gallons of seawater into drinkable water for base residents every day. tions, so the base cannot use local utilities. tanamo Bay, Cuba where Capt. Monte L. Bible, NH Guan ed a detailed brief of the hospitals capabilities. The hospital cares for approximately 6,000 service members and civilians, providing a wide range of medi cal care, including dental services. The hospital was instrumental in helping save lives triaged and cared for earthquake victims before subse quently sending them to the U.S. for follow on care. three weeks, provide Firearms Instructor Training to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and JTF personnel at Windward able where service members can qualify or improve their marksmanship skills. of weapon systems that we qualify our security forces ter services. by boat to show the piers and the dive locker where the decompression chamber is located. During 2010, Port Operations supported 235 ships that visited the Naval Station. Forty of the ships were from allied nations. line for GTMO is that we will continue to do our best to support any and all U.S. and allied ships that request our services. The tour ended with a visit to the Migrant Operations Facility. They are going to take what they have learned of the capabilities of this Station back to their individual Husta said. In our mil-to-mil relationship this becomes another training possibility for training, support and for broadening mil-to-mil relationships. Thats huge. Chilean Navy Capt. Luis Felipe Bravo said that he learned how the Naval Station can provide support to their ships and that in future exercises they will use the Naval Station for support. We did not know that the base was so big, with good pier facilities and all the services and logistics that they are our relationship because my country is so far away.PLNO
PAGE 7 VEHICLES YARD SALES ABANDONED PROPERTY Year Make Model Color 1983 TOYOTA COROLLA Brown 1985 DODGE RAM White 1992 DODGE RAM White 1978 DODGE STATION WAGON Gray 1988 CHEVY ASTRO VAN Green /White N/A URBAN SPORTY MOPED Black/White 1993 FORD THUNDERBIRD Red N/A HONDA MOPED Black 1997 GEO METRO Black 1984 FORD BRONCO Blue 1987 DODGE RAM Blue/Black 1985 PLYMOUTH DUSTER Blue N/A N/A N/A White 1983 TOYOTA TERCEL Gray/Blue 1986 DODGE RAM 50 SPORT Black 2001 FORD F 150 Red 1988 BUICK CENTURY Black N/A TOYOTA TRUCK BLUE 1978 DODGE N/A BLACK 1986 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS White 1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Gray N/A MAZDA 626 Blue 1980 TOYOTA COROLLA TERCEL Blue 1981 FORD F 250 White N/A CHEVY VAN Black 1988 DODGE VAN Black/Blue N/A PONTIAC FIREBIRD White 1992 FORD AEROSTAR White 1984 FORD F 150 XLT White N/A CHEVY N/A White 1990 MERCURY COUGAR Red 1978 FORD F 150 RANGER Lt Blue 1988 TOYOTA CAMRY White 1998 IZUZU PICK UP White 1990 SUBARU LEGACY Gray N/A DODGE 250 VAN Royal N/A DODGE VAN White 1982 MERCURY CAPRI Red N/A DODGE RAM Lt Blue N/A CHEVY CORSICA LT Lt Blue 1999 FORD WINSTAR Gold N/A CHEV ROLET S 10 BLK 1989 TOYOTA TERCEL RED 1993 IZUZU pickup GRAY 1984 FORD ECONLINE M aroon N/A FORD ECONLINE White N/A HONDA CIVIC rust 1988 AUDI 80 Silver 1983 MAZDA 626 BLUE N/A CHEV ROLET spectrum black N/A HONDA CIVIC BLUE N/A HONDA CIVIC RED 1983 TOYOTA TERCEL Lt Blue/Grey N/A BUICK CUTLASS Silver 2004 RR150 UNKNOWN Blue 1987 MAZDA 626 Gold N/A DODGE RAM Brown/Rust N/A HONDA CIVIC Red N/A N/A TRAILER Silver N/A H ONDA SCOOTER Green N/A BOAT VIP White 1986 CHEVY NOVA White N/A MAZDA GLO Red 1980 TOYOTA COROLLA Red 1985 DODGE RAM Brown 1995 HONDA SHADOW VLX Black 1989 DODGE 1500 White 1989 CHEV ROLET 2 24 Red 1988 GMC 1500 Green 1984 MAZDA GLO Black 1975 MERCURY SABLE Brown 1978 FORD F IESTA O range CABLE SPLICER LEADER HOUSING MANAGER INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST OFFICE AUTOMATION ASSISTANT SUPPLY TECHNICIAN MATERIALS HANDLER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST PART-TIME SECRETARYTo apply for a job, call the Human Resources PASSENGER SERVICE AGENT, HOUSING ESCORT OFFICERS BOATSIOM O PERATIONS A SSISTANT C ONSULTANT M EMBER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE SHOPPER ELECTRONICS MISCELLANEOUS OUTDOOR RECREATION WANTED HAPPENINGS CPOA BIRTHDAY TRIATHLON. GUIDED SCENIC BIKE RIDE. JOB HUNT DOWNTOWN LYCEUM FRIDAY, MARCH 18 8 P.M .: RANGO (PG) 107 MIN 10 P.M .: THE RITE (PG13) 109 MIN SATURDAY, MARCH 19 IRISHFEST! (NO MOVIES) SUNDAY, MARCH 20 8 P.M. : COUNTRY STRONG (PG13) 117 MIN MONDAY, MARCH 21 8 P.M. : THE DILEMMA (PG13) 111 MIN TUESDAY, MARCH 22 8 P.M. : JUST GO WITH IT (PG13) 110 MIN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 8 P.M. : UNKNOWN (PG13) 109 MIN THURSDAY, MARCH 24 8 P.M. : HALL PASS (R) 105 MIN FURNITURE ANNOUNCEMENTS COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS
Boatswains Mate 1st Class Keith Mack lowers the national ensign to half staff March 15. President the internment of Army Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last surviving World War I veteran, marking the passing of a generation. Buckles was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Any day in GTMOPHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES I are on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, instructors March 5-26. is teaching students to qualify other people M500 Shotgun. thing we needed to know to be instructors, said Gunners Mate 2nd Class (SW) William Miller, who works with the Weapons Department at NS Guantanamo Bay. They went over a lot of coach shooters in proper stance, overall safety, sight alignment, and proper grip of weapons, said Miller. Miller and the other students are scheduled to complete the course March 25. Then, they will be able to qualify service members with the MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs PHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES