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CHINFO Merit Award-winning Navy Chiefs:More than rank, a life-long brotherhood Members of the Guantanamo Bay mess came together to honor the national ensign at morning colors. Today is the 118th birthday of U.S. Their time-honored camaraderie and mutual respect for each other also stood tall. All of these Sailors took separate paths to the same juncture; all chose to period, separating them from junior enlisted and bringing them into a life-long brotherhood. With pressed khakis and combination uniforms, or smartly pressed civilian tucked away from the rest of the base at the Goat Locker. Nestled behind other buildings and only noted by a sign at the end of a nar row road that winds back toward it, the Goat Locker is the gathering point for awaited the start of The National Anthem. This is not a normal Friday routine. duct and supervise morning and evening colors evolutions instead of participating. We have gone before and done [colors], and we are still willing to do what we task our junior Sailors to do, said command master chief of Naval Station MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs PHOTO B Y MC3 LEONA MYNES
COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMAND MASTER CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER G AZETTE EDITOR T of supporting service members and their April 1. giveaways and drawings for prizes throughout the rest of the year to com man. We decided we would do a local Personnel are required to report any release, spill, disposal, improper manageNaval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 5090.1DHazardous Waste Management Plan Navy Exchange celebrates 65 years Patrolman M ASTER-AT-ARMS SEAMA NM artin Perez PHOTO B Y MC3 LEONA MYNESsale starting [March 30] and later in the year relocated to Virginia Beach, Va., in 1993. as well as Navy Lodges, ships stores and 14,000 associates, 27 percent of whom are military family members.
recently saw an Armed Forces Network commercial about smoking. A father is smoking on his back porch, and his child, watching him from father. Proverbs 22:6, God commands that parents make good decisions for their for the sake of their children. He says, Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it. the Lord, your God, has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you. Thus, it is imperative that we lead our children well. lead him or her based on what is best; third, create healthy, strong memories. like material things. Memories will stay with a child throughout his or her life. NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deputy command chaplain Our children are our futureA article in a popular thought this would be the perfect time to explain to To break the Navys leadership down into basic fundamentals, commissioned Sailors that makes the policies work. and down the Navys rank structure. more than a t-shirt design or a cool wealth of knowledge because we have been around for awhile and have the experience needed to get the job done. cleaned the commodes, stripped and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs waxed the decks, and washed dishes in a scolding hot scullery. We have been separated from loved ones for crisis and tragedy, and stared down the barrel of that big fat zero in our bank accounts three days before payday. been through all the challenges demonstrated the ability to overcome these challenges while still being able to excel professionally at a high level. the responsibilities that comes with wearing the anchors is to train the advice and counsel for our senior No way is an enlisted servicemember going to tell me what is what. right now, refer back to paragraph policy fails, the Sailors who have been charged with carrying the And if the Sailors are unsuccessful when carrying out the a mission, their Sailors and the greatness of their take the best policy-making avenue that will help them reach their goals and carry out the mission successfully. So now, you might be saying to a lot, but he doesnt know everything. Well, heres a tid bit from inside the Goat Locker. whole does. Any day, time, and place, to for information or assistance. global network that is under takes to ensure a Sailors professional and personal success, and ultimately, to carry out the Navys mission To the junior Sailors who will our best interest to mold you into strong and capable leaders, as you will have 118 years or so of tradition and success to maintain. Happy Birthday brothers and sisters. THE SOAPBOX CHAPLAINS COLUMN Train up a Proverbs
of C omedians from E! Networks show, tour sponsored by the United Services locally by Morale, Welfare and We heard that not many people come to Guantanamo Bay to entertain the troops, said Handler, who chose Guantanamo Bay as the underdog, so we came here. contractors, and their Naval Station people were looking forward to the show and we expected a large MWR community activities director. [Handler] really showed appreciation to the troops by shaking hands, signing autographs, posing in photos, and on Saturday night. Guantanamo Bay in November 2010 to We were excited to have the opportunity to host such a popular to [their] arrival, MWR prepared by working with various departments across the base to set up interviews, meet-and-greets, tours, and the comedy show. The show was a welcome change of pace for Guantanamo Seaman Richard Ledesma of NS Guantanamo Bay, Everyone likes to laugh, so it was great to have four comedians come to Guantanamo Bay just for our enjoyment, said Ledesma. Shows that come boost our morale and gives us since this base is so isolated. Handler said the service members on Guantanamo Bay were her priority for the visit. support to the troops and give them a break from what they are used to, especially when a lot of us arent doing much of anything important in our own lives, said Handler. 2 2
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What G uantanamo S ailors should know before applying for E arly Career T ransition ProgramTactive-duty service to the Navy Selective early separation program that allows you to transfer from active duty to the mand career counselor for NS Guanta Because Naval Station Guantanamo area tour, Sailors assigned here are not factors include Sailors who are under ders, Sailors who have been selected to port assignment, or Sailors serving in a selective re-enlistment bonus, or similar special and incentive pay program in though, is that if your commanding the bureau will most likely approve the transition. Transferring to the SELRES provides entitlements concerning use of the Navy Exchange and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, however, Sailors cannot receive medical care from the U.S. military unless in a drilling status one weekend a month and two weeks Upon entering the SELRES, Sailors to enlist in SELRES for six years in that www.npc.navy.mil, consult your chain of MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs opportunity to display our heritage as a here on Guantanamo Bay active duty and retired alike and acknowledge each other on our birthday. The earliest recorded use of the word chief in a rank or title appeared in Alfred, a continental Navy ship, was promoted to chief cook. More than a century later, on April 1, mate, machinist, carpenters mate, yeoman, apothecary and band masters. The following 118 years brought the Command Master Chief J.D. McKinneyCommand Master Chief, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba sea-going platform and shore command in the U.S. Navy. is not a bar, dining facility, mess deck onboard a ship, or a hidden building called the Goat Locker. wherever you go. We sail with pride worldwide. Retiring after 56 years of service PHOTO B Y TERENCE R. PECK
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MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs T on Naval Station Guantanamo port visit before returning to Mayport, Fla., March 28. its crew cleaned and painted the ship, and made liberty calls while on Guantanamo Bay. its homeport, it will have completed a six-month conducted counter-narcoterrorism missions and made port visits to was assigned to shore patrol during provided logistical support to Guard, and allied vessels in 2011. PHOTO B Y MC3 LEONA MYNES T op performing Sailors of 2010 receive Navy Achievement Medals2010 Blue Jacket of the Y ear Master-atArms Seaman Brandon Shambaugh 2010 Junior Sailor of the Y ear Master-atArms 2nd Class P aul Cummings 2010 Sailor of the Y ear N avy Diver 1st Class Brent Roberts CONGRATULATIONS