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H moored to wharf bravo on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, at the conclusion of its 155-day deployment supporting Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011, April 5. loaded approximately 130 metric tons of food which was stored by the Fleet Industrial Supply Center detachment Jacksonville, Fla., valued at more than $900,000, to be delivered to Haiti before transiting to Mayport, Fla. the end to its SPS 2011 deployment in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTH COM) and Naval Forces Southern Com mand areas of responsibility. MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Dockmasters and line handlers attached to the Port Operations department of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, stand by for High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift to moore at Wharf Bravo April 5. PHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES SWIFT High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 approaches wharf bravo as it arrives on-station April 5. Swift onloaded 130 metric tons of food stored by Fleet Industrial Supply Center detachment Jacksonville, Fla., and delivered it to Haiti April 6. PHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES Humanitarian, civic assistance offered by Swift at every port
COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMAND MASTER CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER GAZETTE EDITOR Dating and/or sexual relationships between active duty servicemembers and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 5370.1 Relationships Between Active Duty Servicemembers and Minors at NAVSTA GTMO REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW P annual Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Incident Management Training April 7. 23 service members and civilians, from several departments and tenant commands, how to understand and operate an EOC during an incident. We are isolated from many resources and need to be able to manage the resources and personnel we have on-hand until relief and support can reach us, said must continually train our personnel to prepare, manage and respond to any type of situation in order to save lives, property, and to restore quality of life services to our residents as quickly as possible. near a strike-slip fault line, called the Oriente Fracture, and its location in the Caribbean Additionally, all personnel should be prepared if an active shooter incident occurs. catastrophic events, to include what Japan is currently going through, are examples of why we Emergency operations training especially important in GTMO MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs We must continually train our personnel to prepare, manage and respond to any type of situation in order to save lives, property, and to restore quality of life services to our residents as quickly as possible. Kevin Robarge Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 9,000 10,000 11,000 12,000 November December January February March ELECTRICITY (KILOWATT HOURS) 2010 29,000 31,000 33,000 35,000 November December January February March GALLONS 2010 MARCH ELECTRICITY USE BY GUANTANAMO WATER USE BY GUANTANAMO N M C R S The Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society is standing by in case of a government shut down. Sailors and formation about interestfree loans by calling Petty working hours.
PAGE 3 I remember an old farmer back in my high school days rescuing a bleeding chicken that was being pecked to death by the other chickens in its coop. The farmer told me that other chickens will peck a bleeding chicken to death. He also said that people are not very picking on someone. It might seem fun, but it is certainly not funny for the one being picked on. Whenever we think about people about children on the playground picking on someone. That would even be considered bullying today. However, there are other ways to pick on someone. It can be in the work place. Other workers might ridicule someone Lt. Cmdr. John McKenzie NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, command chaplain Secure people do not peck on others CHAPLAINS COLUMN to the point that the person wants to quit Picking on someone can be a work extremely miserable. No one should hate going to work because people pick on them. Neither should a young person fear going to school. Just as bullying is wrong, so is picking on someone. There is not one single good I remember asking a person why someone. He simply said others are doing it. That was wrong. Consider the words of Exodus 23: 2 : Neither shall you allege the example of the many as an excuse for doing wrong. a mind with which to think and a free will to do right. All of us have the capability to do right. We also have the capability to stop bullying and picking on someone. others as you would have them do unto you. If we do not like to be picked on, then we must definitely not pick on others. First, parents should be proactive in and picking on someone is wrong. children. They need to correct their children when they do such things. Second, any of us can let the bully or the person picking on someone know it is wrong and that there is no reason for it. If it is necessary, refuse to keep lot. When people see that they are being shunned for something they thought was funny, they get the hint very quickly. It is a tough lesson they need to learn. Chickens might peck at a bleeding chicken, but we are not chickens. We are people whom God has created in His image and likeness. So, leave fowl play in the chicken coop. N aval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has received Seaman-to-Admiral-21 (STA21) program as of April 7. STA-21 applications are now being accepted for the FY-12 cycle, announced in NAVADMIN 114/11 April 4. Corpsman 1st Class (DSW/ FMF) Clint Guernsey began request chit through the chain of command expressing their desire for a commission through STA-21. STA-21 is a full time undergraduate education and commissioning program open to enlisted personnel of all pay grades and ratings who meet age and performance eligibility requirements and who are able to complete a month sabbatical from the Navy. MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, public affairs paperwork that I need to submit up the chain of command, said Guernsey. [Applying for STA-21] is not something you can do last-minute. During the last two years, Guernsey contacted his high school and colleges to obtain Marine American Council on records from the Navy service record and compiled all evaluations and awards, readiness test results, taken the SAT and ACT and been Guernsey intended to apply for STA-21 during its FY-11 cycle. I took my ACT and SAT too late, and it took two weeks past the July 1 deadline for me to receive my results, said Guernsey. Guernsey, who has been said he has wanted to be commissioned in the Nurse Corps since entering the Navy. to do for a very long time, but work toward it and meet all said Guernsey. Also, I want to khakis and making decisions Selection for STA-21 results current pay grade and up to $10,000 per year toward a college degree. If you want to become you can take, said Navy Counselor 1st Class (SW/AW) career counselor for NS Guantanamo Bay. If you have taken the SAT or ACT scores, submit a request chit through the chain of command as soon as possible. Applicants are encouraged to already have college credits The more college you have, the easier completing This includes summer school and night courses. responsibility is to arrange meetings between applicants and an interview board of Sailor is applying for, such as the Nurse Corps or Surface interview board and the During the FY11 STA-21 process, 745 Sailors applied Navy-wide. Of that 745, only were found ineligible were not considered because their packages were incomplete. package in for this year, now is the prime time to begin together for next year, said Saffle. One avenue to a commission
Katarina Courson, a 2nd-grader at W. T. Sampson Elementary School, puts spaghetti in Kaitlyn Gunthers hair during the Spaghetti Head station FIELD DAY AT W. T. SAMPSON
PAGE 5 Students, parents and teachers at W. T. Sampson Elementary School on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, P education stations during the event. Field day is a fun way for students to participate in a Denise Coach Winkie Winkler, the physical education teacher at W. T. Sampson Elementary School. Providing students with this variety of games and competition Winkler said the activities, including bounce houses, yarn ball tosses, giant marbles games using bounce balls, and problem solving skills. children learn team work and sportsmanship, said Winkler. I want the children to know that there are other ways aside from physical education in the gym that they Winkler, who has been on NS Guantanamo Bay for September 2010. Throughout the years, I have never re-used a station other than the bouncers, said Winkler. The event was made possible by contributions from helped fund the rental of bouncers and equipment for the event, said Winkler. community, said Winkler. Story and photos by MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, public affairs Second graders from W.T. Sampson Elementary School play in a bouncer during their annual Field Day, held April 6. Sampson Elementray School, hits a wet sponge with a bat during the Splash & Score station of the schools annual Field Day, April 6. FIELD DAY AT W. T. SAMPSON
M April 1. their ankles. Voget, a representative from Winning Time who visited Naval Station system in a three-day course. errors in the results. previously stationed and participated in running events throughout the U.S. that used similar systems to calculate run times. Time] is great for results and runners love seeing everything posted quickly and accurately. Norton said that the equipment is currently unavailable to events not MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs MWR begins using new equipment for running events Runners can expect timely, accurate results from races Morale, Welfare and Recreations new equipment, pictured above, provides runners with accurate, timely results to runners participating in racing events using radio frequency be printed immediately after a runner has passed over the mat, allowing MWR to release race results faster. PHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES CPOA TRIATHLON RESULTS FEMALEMarcy Lake Angie Miller Lyles FerrellMALETom Fisher Greg Smith Rich LosingerTEAMSTeam Security Navy Divers Team 6 Bay to take on fuel. It has been the most rewarding deployment mission commander for SPS 2011. Every coun During the tour, the crew, including a Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group (MCTAG) (MCAST) team, a Navy Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) team, medical personnel, Sea sonnel were commended for their expertise and professionalism, said Becker. The crew had no liberty incidents the entire tour, said Becker. This crew was astounding chiefs of naval operations, four U.S. ambassa dors, and from senior leadership at USSOUTH COM and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Com mand. The recognition was directly related to crew six of seven partner nations, and for delivering more than 230,000 tons of humanitarian and civic assistance, including equipment, medical supplies, and food and water. The mission was completed quickly due to of cargo and support of up to 130 personnel comfortably, said Becker. type of mission, said Becker. When we go to a destination, we are able to travel with an ap proved speed of advance (SOA) at 25 knots be so it is very light. This allows us to quickly ac complish our mission. proximately 14 knots. able to arrive in Mayport before the end of the week, said Becker. During the past two years, for less than three days. another will replace us, said Becker. Then Station 2011. SWIFT
PAGE 7 VEHICLES SHOPPER OUTDOOR REC SUPPLY TECHNICIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT DODEA SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FRONT DESK RESERVATION CLERK HOUSING ESCORT OFFICERS HUMAN RESOURCES CLERK IOM OPERATIONS ASSISTANT CONSULTANT RECREATION AID (GYM) TELLER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. JOB HUNT ELECTRONICS COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS YARD SALES BOATS MUSIC GEAR FURNITURE MISCELLANEOUS READ ME: to PAO-CLASSIFIEDADS@ USNBGTMO.NAVY.MIL. If sent to any other e-mail, it may not be published. Submit your ad NLT noon Wednesdays for that weeks Gazette. Ads are removed after two weeks. Re-submit the ad to re-publish. The Gazette staff and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, do not endorse or warrant any of the ads on this discretion on all content. Call MC3 Leona Mynes at 4520 with your questions or concerns. APPLIANCES BLOT TER FRIDAY, APRIL 8 Gnomeo and Juliet new! 8 p.m. (G) 84 min I Am Number Four new! 10 p.m. (PG13) 110 min SATURDAY, APRIL 9 Hop new! 8 p.m. (PG) 96 min Diary of a Wimpy Kid new! 10 p.m. (PG) 90 min SUNDAY, APRIL 10 The Mechanic 8 p.m. (R) 100 min MONDAY, APRIL 11 The Rite last showing 8 p.m. (PG13) 109 min TUESDAY, APRIL 12 Sanctum 8 p.m. (R) 109 min WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 The Eagle 8 p.m. (PG13) 114 min THURSDAY, APRIL 14 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 8 p.m. (G) 105 min DOWNTOWN LYCEUM The information in this blotter was released by the Regional Legal Service Found: LOST&FOUND WANTED Date: Location: Dispatch received a report, via telephone, of a drunk and patrolmen arrived on scene and met with the com plainant to whom the suspect had been causing a dis and placed him under military apprehension. Medical arrived on scene to evaluate suspect and to ensure he was in stable medical condition to be released to his sponsor. Suspect was released to sponsor. Date: Location: Dispatch received a report, via telephone, of a van dalism of property at location. Patrolmen arrived on scene and met with the complainant who stated he called to report a power cord being cut on a vend ing machine at windward ferry landing. Upon further investigation of the vending machine, it appears as though banana rat had chewed through the power cord. The cord was still plugged in when complainant found it and was not cut clean through. Date: Location: medical emergency at location. Medical was already on scene and transported one of two victims the hos on scene and began treatment of the second victim. A witness stated a biker and a jogger participating in Medical returned to the scene and transported the second victim to the hospital for further treatment. Date: Location: Dispatch received a report, via telephone, of a manoverboard at location. Security coxswain and a crew member in a harbor security boat arrived on scene and conducted a sweep of the Southern Boundary with negative results. The coxswain noticed an MWR sailboat beached at Windward Ferry Landing and made contact with the person who called in the man overboard, who was on the beached watercraft. The caller stated that they had capsized, throwing a man from the vessel. The man was recovered from the wa ter with no injuries. The caller then beached the vessel due to high winds and to prevent the sail boat from capsizing again. Vessel was returned to the marina with no damage. Date: Location: Dispatch received a report, via telephone, of unau thorized photography at white house. A patrolman met with the complainant who stated that two people were seen taking photographs at location. The patrol man met with the two people and advised them that Marine Hills white house is a restricted area and photography is prohibited. Photographs were deleted from camera. Date: Location: Dispatch received a report, via telephone, of a pos sible breaking and entering at location. Patrolmen arrived on scene and met with the complainant who stated his residence had signs of forced entry, but he did not think anything had been taken. The patrolmen set a perimeter and an investigator arrived on scene and assumed the case. Date: Location: Dispatch received a report, via telephone, of larceny of unsecured personal property at location. A patrol man arrived and met with the victim who stated that on Feb. 25, the person left their wallet in the center wallet. The victim said they did not inform their chain of command until Feb. 28 at a staff meeting because they had been retracing their steps. Patrolman met with complainant who stated that on March 2, the victim had found an anonymous note under their door stating the individual knew they had done wrong and would return the money on the next paycheck. The vic tim also told the patrolman that the money was never returned. A DD Form 2701 was issued.
MILITARY, CIVILIAN, AND RETIREES: Would not be paid during furlough. Would receive pay for the time before furlough. Will be paid retroactively once the department receives more funding. Military retirees and annuitants are not paid from annually appropriated should continue without interruption. DUTY STATUS: Military members are not to work during the furlough. will return to work. If the government shuts down beginning April 9, all DoD personnel should report to work on their next duty day to receive further instruction. Furloughed employees may not volunteer to work or telework. Generally, contractors performing work on contracts funded prior to a shutdown may continue working. Contractors should report to work April 11 to receive further instructions. DOD OPERATIONS DURING SHUTDOWN: Operations essential to safety, protection of human life, and the protection of national security will not shut down. DoD will continue to support national security missions in Iraq, Afghanistan; humanitarian related support operations. Inpatient and essential outpatient care will continue in DoD medical facilities, energency dental care, non-appropriated funds like child care activities and mess halls; legal activities for deployed personnel; contracting and logistics missions in support of these activities, to include DOD education activity. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: www.opm.gov/furlough2011 if: The big What happens if the government shuts down April 9? From Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynns message http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=59650 Food service team presented Ney award during conference M embers of the food service team aboard Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were awarded the Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award Ceremony during the 2011 International Food Service Executives Association Conference, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Nikita Thompson, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Enny Mercado, and Culinary the Ney award for excellence in food service outside of the continental U.S. (OCONUS). The Guantanamo Bay as being the best of the MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, public affairs operation, said Maner, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Enny Mercado and Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Nikita Thompson hold the Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award trophy, operation and management during a conference in Chicago, Ill. PHOTO DONATED puts Guantanamo Bay on the map and has everyone now wanting to visit and experience GTMO style. During the conference, held in Chicago, Ill., the Guantanamo Bay team underwent training in cake decorating, food presentation, and food processing, and participated in a Bistro cooking competition. [Judges] watched as teams prepared a meal in 90 minutes using a secret ingredient: coconut, said Maner. First place for the cooking competition went to Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute. The U.S. Navy team won second place, followed by Harper College in third. Sailors also earned food manager and food executive Marine receives leadership award Rear Adm. Jeff Harbeson, commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, presented Gunnery Sgt. Roberto Ortiz, assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) Guanta namo Bay, Cuba, (center) with the 2010 Navy/ Marine Association Peer Leadership Award at the white house on Marine Hill, April 4. During 2010, Ortiz streamlined MCSFCOs communi cation process, mentored junior Marines, and manned the Emergency Operations Center dur PHOTO BY MCC(SW) BILL MESTA