Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00211
 Material Information
Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 4/29/2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note: Current issue plus archived issues covering the most recent 12 months.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 57204860
System ID: UF00098616:00211
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Assistant SECNAV tours energy production, waste disposal facilities on GuantanamoAssistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment), the Honorable Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, arrived on Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 26. Pfannenstiel toured NS Guantanamo Bays energy production and waste manunderstand how the isolated base creates its own electricity and water without help from local resources. This is a unique base and its hard to understand it from afar, said Pfannenstiel. I have come to Guantanamo Bay to learn about the facilities, what the mission is, and what improvements can be made here. Pfannenstiel learned about Guantanamos energy and water production at the reverse osmosis water plant, electricity production at the power plant, renewable energy sources atop John Paul Jones Hill where four, 242-foot tall wind turbines are located and waste Pfannenstiel has an extensive background in energy use and conservation, and has served as the chairman of the State of California Energy Commission and the California Governors Climate Action Team, an independent energy consultant, and and Electric (PG&E) Company and its parent, PG&E Corporation. She also served on the board of directors for the Alliance to Save Energy and was a director of Energy Recover, Inc., a water desalination. Since desalination is how Guantanamo produces more than one million gallons of water for its residents per day, Public Works Department (PWD) began the tour by showing Pfannen stiel the reverse osmosis and power plants at Ferry Landing. The Secretary has an extensive background, coupled with a wide-ranging installation perspective, which gave her a unique understanding of the issues [here], said Cmdr. Wendy Halsey, will lead to productive discussions on how Guantanamo can be best postured to meet Department of Defense energy goals. lenges creating energy, and its potential to support renewable MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, tours the reverse osmosis and power plant April 26. PHOTO B Y MC3 LEONA MYNES SECNAV


COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMAND MAS TER CHIEF PUBLIC AFF AIRS OFFICER LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER GAZETTE EDITOR PAGE 3 diminishes the reputation and prestige of the military service in the civilian community ... sexual assault is morally repugnant and incompatible with the high standards of professionalism and personal discipline required of members of the Naval Service. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 1752.4 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, conducted its annual Hurricane Exercise (HURREX) / Citadel Gale 2011, April 25. The HURREX/Citadel Gale 11 is a Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Fleet Forces Command (FFC) exercise held annually to help commands prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) usually comes out with a prediction for the number of storms within a hurricane season based on last years information, said Kevin Robarge, usually see about a dozen storms in our area. Emergency and essential personnel from NS Guantanamo Bay, Cubas emergency medical technicians and emergency Defense Media Activity Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, participated in the exercise. Each department, command and resident plays an important role in preparing for hurricanes and ensuring we HURREX/Citadel Gale takes placeMC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Winners of the Amazing SAPR Race1S T PLACE: Maddelin Angebrand and Tim Brooks 2ND PLACE: Angela Goodeaux and Tabby Parker 3RD PLACE: Mark Rofus and Michael Kowalik 4TH PLACE: Erica Gardner and Kelly Gary 5TH PLACE: Benjamin Mogusu 6TH PLACE: Lindsay Mayer and Casey GlassAmazing SAP R R ace raises awareness Guantanamo Sailors represent U.S. Navy at Jamaican air showhave the greatest chance to mitigate loss of life, equipment, and to maintain our mission capabilities, said Robarge. From securing personal items around the house, to training to save lives, every person plays a part. The exercise allows CNIC and FFC to establish command control and communication procedures and learn ways to increase readiness, said Robarge. In the event of a major incident like the one in Japan, saving lives and restoring quality of life to the people requires [command control and communication] coordination in order to best utilize all resources and personnel, said Robarge. Without this coordination, resources are not that adversely impacts everyone involved. Guantanamo is isolated from many local resources because of the lack of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, said Robarge. Command control and communication play crucial roles in preserving life and property on Guantanamo and to continuing the mission of the base in the event of a natural disaster. Hurricane season is coming, and I encourage everyone to review their preparation plans, said Robarge. P Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Show held at the Ian Fleming International Airport in St. Mary, Jamaica, April 22-23. The Caribbean Aviation Training Centre (CATC) and the Airports Authority of Jamaica came together to hold the event, which celebrated CATCs 10th anniversary and a recent 1,700 meter extension of the Ian Fleming International Airports runway. The interaction between hundreds of Jamaicans and our U.S. Navy crew showed ... the strong bonds of friendship between the [U.S.] and Jamaica, said U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater. We are thankful for the show of support for enhancing our bilateral relationship with Jamaica. More than 500 Jamaicans live and work on NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. population on base, said Cmdr. James C-12 pilot. Our participation in this air show relationship the Navy and our government has with our partners in Jamaica. by the Jamaica Defense Force Air Wing and Cabanas Aerobatics Unlimited. This inaugural air show showcased the recently-expanded Boscobel airport, [aviation] capabilities, and inspired the local Jamaican youth interested in aviation careers, said Thornton. During the show, Thornton and his crew showcased the Navys C-12 Huron logistics said Yeoman Seaman Nicholas Peregrina, an aircrew member. present at the air show, and drew several visitors who were allowed to board and tour the passenger and cargo plane. The Naval crew were patient and warm questions, said Bridgewater. The crowds of anxious and enthusiastic young Jamaicans view of the [C-12], which proudly displayed the signage, United States of America, provided [to the air show] by Naval Station Guantanamo Bay was the major hit of the static display at the international air show.T he U .S. Navys C-12 H uron logistics aircraft drew hundreds of visitors while aircrew members represented Naval Station MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Job/department: Age: Hometown: Ambition: Motto: Favorite sports team: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Greatest passion: How the Navy has improved your life: Sailor of the Week: YE OM AN 3RD CL ASSM arcus D EddTHE 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYS TEM IS EXPERIENCING TE C H NICAL DIFFICUL T I E S. PLEASE CALL 4911 IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES UNTIL FUR THER NOTICE. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) held a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) awareness event at the Cooper Field Sports Complex as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 23. The Amazing SAPR Race involved questions and answers pertaining to sexual assault awareness and response and included a bobbing-forapples event, hop scotch, darts and frisbees. I gave a brief to the participants before the event to inform them about sexual assault and also, to give them clues to the questions and scenarios, said Jennifer Galka, FFSCs Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. Overall, everyone did very well with the questions. It was a good way to get information out to everyone and they were having fun. The winners of the Amazing SAPR Race were Mass Communication Army Spc. Kelly Gary and Mass Communication Specialist 1st at Joint T ask F orce-Guantanamo, participate in the Amazing SAPR Race at Cooper Field April 23. PHOTO B Y LN2 DA VID FORRES TR epresentatives from several tenant commands and departments base-wide manned the Emergency Operations Center during the Hurricane Exercise (HURREX)/Citadel Gale 2011, helping allocate resources during the event.PHOTO B Y TERENCE R. PECKMC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs PHOTO B Y YNSN NICHOLAS PEREGRINA


PAGE 5 ( B oth photos above) Students perform skits during the S M A RT F air at W. T Sampson Schools high school campus April 25. Each skit included a problem that a team had to solve through the skit. M ore than 50 parents and fellow students attended. H igh School students look at an art display in W. T Sampson Schools high school campus gym during the S M A RT F air April 25. T he paintings and drawings completed by R enee M assa. PHOTOS B Y MC3 LEONA MYNES S olve problems M aximize potential A chieve goals R esearch T hink creatively W.T. Sampson gets


PAGE 7 Due to the Navys unprecedented retention and successful recruitment, Sailors are bevoluntary early separation option up to 24 months prior to EAOS (as extended). Separation date must be tember 15, 2013. approval authority. Bill, Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, and veterans ors separating under the the NAVADMIN 142/11. are available to all separating Sailors, there is no separation incentive offered in conjunction with the early release (voluntary or involuntary). separating under EETP. that those who voluntarily separate under the Enlisted Early Transition Program will be subject to recoupment of bonus or special pays if they have not for which they were already paid. Personnel in below listed criteria will not be approved to participate in the Enlisted Early Transition Program. In a Nuclear Rating In receipt of Permanent Change of Station orders rently serving in a GWOT/ OCO support or Individual Augmentee assignment whose rotation date would be In the National Call to Service program In the SEAL/SWCC/EOD/ Diver programs Serving in a rating and/ or holding an NEC listed in any EB, SRB, or similar special and incentive pay the request or separation Assigned to DoD area tour and have not completed the DoD tour requirement, including overseas tour extension incentive programs received (applies to all enlisted personnel assigned to Guanta namo Bay via PCS orders). Early Enlisted Transition Program (EETP) is a sepa rate program from the Early Career Transition Program 088/11). EETP involves requesting separation from the Navy up to 24 months from EAOS as extended while ECTP involves a transition to the SELRES to complete their service requirement.[The 411]eetp CO MMAND C AREERCO UNS E L O R S NOTEon DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY JOBS SUPPLY TECHNICIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of A D M I N I STRAT I VE ASS I STANT A D M I N I STRAT I VE ASS I STANT S U PERV I S O R C H I L D D EVEL O PMENT ASS I STANT D O D EA S U BST I T U TE TEACHER FR ONT DESK RESERVATION CLERK HOUSING ESCORT OFFICERS H U MAN RES OU RCES CLER K IO M OPERAT IO NS A SS I STANT CO NS U LTANT RECREAT IO N A ID (GY M ) T ELLER /CU ST O MER SERV I CE REP http://careers.dodcom munitybank.com JOB HUNT FRID A Y, APRIL 29Gnomeo & Juliet last showing 8 p.m. (G) 84 min Beastly 10 p.m. (PG13) 86 minS A TURD A Y, APRIL 30Mars Needs Moms new! 8 p.m. (PG) 88 min The Adjustment Bureau 10 p.m. (PG13) 106 minSUND A Y, MA Y 1U nknown last showing 8 p.m. (PG13) 109 minMOND A Y, MA Y 2Hall Pass 8 p.m. (R) 105 minTUESD A Y, MA Y 3I Am Number Four last showing 8 p.m. (PG13) 110 minWEDNESD A Y, MA Y 4Rango 8 p.m. (PG) 108 minTHURSD A Y, MA Y 5Take Me Home Tonight 8 p.m. (R) 97 min DOWN T OWN LYCEUM Caribbean Chillers. Day at the Bay. Reptile Show. Lumpia, Adobo & Pancit Food Sale. Radiothon 2011. The Blitz. CREDO. Job Search class. Car Buying class. NFL Football Players, including Superbowl Champs! 2011 Cinco De Mayo 5K Run. Parents Night Out. MWR Coffeehouse Series. 2011 GTMO Open. Course. VEHICLES SHOPPER OUTDOOR REC ELECTR ONICS PETS M I SCELLANE OU S READ ME: PA OC L ASSI F IE D A D S @ U SN BGTMO. NA VY.M I L. not removed R e-submit energy products, said Halsey. The tour also showcased Naval Facilities Engineering Command reducing Guantanamos reliance on petroleum-based oil products. The Navy recognizes that we have a national need to wean ourselves from imported oil products, said a lot of interesting ways to implement renewable energy sources and I want being made here are supported. when the wind turbines were constructed, marking the beginning of its quest toward a greener future. Guantanamo could potentially become the example for how the average American town relies solely on green technology and renewable energy sources, said Pfannenstiel. [Guantanamo] could be a model for what can be donebut we cansible] said Pfannenstiel. Energy is expensive here in Guantanamo, which makes [implementing] green technology and renewable energy sources Some of the steps Guantanamo could take toward becoming the model for an American green city include replacing diesel with eco-friendly biofuels and continuing the construction of solar arrays and use of wind power, said Pfannenstiel. Another [renewable energy source] the Navy is looking at is waste-to-energy conversion, said Pfannenstiel. Waste-to-energy is ideal for military bases in general, especially islands. The people on Guantanamo are to the bases success, said Pfannenstiel. I expect that Ill be back, said Pfannenstiel. SECNAV Assistant SECNA V visits Guantanamo PHOTO B Y MC3 LEONA MYNESAssistant Secretary of the Navy Jackalyne Pfan nenstiel and NS G uantanamo B ay Public Works operations on the L eeward side of NS G uanta namo B ay. Did you know? Call 800-822-6344 or visit www.stjude.org to learn more.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. WANTED L OST & F OUND HOUSEHOLD GOODS In memoriam of Nathaniel Sta Maria Y ARD SALES APPLIANCES


Columbia College opens course enrollment for summer sessionMC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs The Defense Media Activity (DMA) Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (RadioGTMO), in collaboration with MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas only on-base college, Columbia College, began accepting registration for courses held during the 2011 summer session online and in-seat April 25. online courses that help students gain credits toward an Associates degree in general education, and will be holding a music appreciation course at one of its classrooms in the chapel annex this summer. The online course format is a dominant trend, especially for the military student and [his or her] frequent change in duty station, said Mike Matheny, the Guantanamo Columbia College campus director. The same goes for dependents and spouses. help base residents if they have questions or concern about taking courses in an online format, said Matheny. Earning a college degree plays a critical role in a persons professional development and their ability to pursue a meaningful career path, said Matheny. The process of higher-education course work is designed to challenge students to build their critical thinking skills, sharpen their writing and public speaking skills, and persevere through the ups and downs of completing a degree program. Prospective students can begin a degree program with Columbia College at ccis.edu/guantanamo along with a and enrolling in courses, students can take advantage of the local Columbia College computer lab and study room to complete assignments. It is an ideal place to get some quiet study time in a comfortable environment, said Matheny. Columbia College has been on-station since 2003 and since that time, Columbia Students can continue with Columbia because we have an online campus and 34 campuses across the United States, said Matheny. We are available to their military lifestyle takes them. week course sessions per year. the local Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), is preparing for its annual fundraising event for NMCRS, scheduled for May 2-6. Listeners will have the opportunity to pledge any amount of money during Radiothon 2011 to have a song played on RadioGTMOs FM 103.1, The Blitz, radio channel, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the event. You can call us and pledge one dollar to have your favorite song played, said Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin Ailes, DMAs Radiothon coordinator. While that song is playing, someone who may not like the song can call in and bump your song for a song of their choice, pledging at least one more dollar than you. In addition to playing their favorite songs and bumping those they may not like, base residents can collect money within their various departments, units or organizations to have a special place on-air at the top of the hour or the Last year, the Marines pulled together $300 to play The Marines Hymn at the top of the hour, every hour, said Ailes. Soldiers then pulled together $305 and bumped the Marines song for The Army Goes Rolling Along. DMA also plans to donate all proceeds from RadioGTMO gear that is sold during Radiothon to NMCRS. PHOTO B Y MC3 LEONA MYNESM arquis Williams, a volunteer during R adiothon 2009, answers the phones and takes pledges at the radio station. All call-in, gear purchase proceeds to