Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00212
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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: 5/13/2011
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
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 57204860
System ID: UF00098616:00212
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MAY 13, 2011 Learning the chemistry ofStudents of W. T. Sampson Unit School expanded their studies on hydrocarbons and fossil fuels testing facility that ensures jet propulsion (JP-5) fuel is safe for jet engines and aviation-capable ships porting at Guantanamo Bay. Story, photo by MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Students at the Department of Defense Dependent School (DoDDS), W. T. Sampson High School, on Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, completed and fossil fuel studies, May 11. Thirteen high school students enrolled in the W.T. Sampson High School chemistry course visited the Fleet Industrial Supply CenterJacksonville (FISC-J) Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cubas jet propulsion (JP-5) testing laboratory at NS Guantanamo Bays Students learned how and why JP-5, a yellow, kerosene-based fuel, is used for aviation-capable ships that port in Guantanamo Bay. JP-5 is used for these ships because it [Fahrenheit], said Brian McGouey, During the laboratory presentation, students were shown how JP-5 is tested using a combined contaminated fuel detector (CCFD), which calculates levels of microbiological, sedimentary and water contamination in parts per million and in milligrams per liter. If too much microbiological, sedimentary or water contamination is in the fuel, it can clog up the jet engine and JP-5


COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMAND MASTER CHIEF GAZETTE EDITOR Smoking is not allowed in any government-owned or leased building to include: busi shall be disposed of in a proper container designated for such use. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 11320.1, Fire Protection and Prevention Rules and Regulations REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Ambition: Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite sports team: Favorite musician: Sailor of the Week: THE 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM IS EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. PLEASE CALL 4911 IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PTS, ERB, ECTP, EETP with record retention in the Navy today, the number of acronyms that stand for ways to get out of the military can look like alphabet soup. Perform-to-Serve, a force-shaping tool where Sailors records are stringently reviewed, can result in changing rates or separation; Enlisted Retention Boards are designed to reduce the number of Sailors in its overmanned rates; seeking a change in their career toward the Early Enlisted Transition Program asks for Sailors with at least two years and no more These programs are in place to rightRobert Pagtakhan, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba command career counselor. In the event that someone is going to get out of the military through one of these programs, I suggest Sailors make decisions about what to With the possibility of becoming a civilian around the corner of many Sailors careers, it is crucial that they hone their transferrable skills. Job-related skills, especially those in mechanics, computers and engineering, are a fast-track to civilian employment in many cases, according to Military OneSource. Intangible skills, however, can provide Sailors with the resume needed for civilian management positions. In any employers eyes, whether in the civilian or military world, leadership, motivation, interpersonal communication skills (especially when interviewing for a job) and self-discipline are irreplaceable marketable piece of information on someones resume that is transferrable to a non-military world, especially for Federal employment, is security clearance information. For Sailors seeing the light at the end of the Navy tunnel, whether they want to or not, developing marketable skills can do no harm. Each Sailor should seek roles of responsibility and leadership within their command and in the community. Enrolling in public speaking or interpersonal communication courses using tuition assistance, especially while still active duty, can develop skills that will contribute to success in a civilian environment. Sailors develop a back-up plan for the backup planby networking with leaders of that a job. Sailors should also seek licenses and support program. Sailors need to make a long-term plan, especially for retirement, if the Navy is not a career for them said Pagtakhan. Many civilians have bachelors degrees or associate degrees, and that is what separating Sailors face as competition. Aside from taking college courses and the Transition Assistance Program course immediately to help develop their resumes Sailors looking at their career options can feel like they are swimming through alphabet soup, however, before seeing their name Discharge from Active Duty, each has an opportunity to develop a career path that can continue outside of the military. Your careerin or out of the NavyMC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Jonathan M urray


PAGE 3 A (MCPO) was held in the Locke Auditorium at Bulkeley Hall, May 11. Master Chief Culinary Specialist (ESWS/SCWS) Patrick department, and Master Chief Electronics Technician (EAWS/ MCPOs are the pinnacle of the enlisted ranks, said Command Master Chief J.D. McKinney, NS Guantanamo Bay, Cubas command master chief. They focus on mentoring and chiefs and junior Sailors careers. MCPOs are also vital as advisors to commanding chiefs, said McKinney. I was able to become a master chief because of the support I received throughout my career from my wife, the Chiefs Mess and especially the Sailors that I have served with here and in the an enlisted Sailor can obtain. As I was coming up in the Navy, my main goal was to become a Chief, said Callaway. Early in his career, Callaways goals did not include making MCPO. I didnt push to make MCPO when I was a junior Sailor because any interaction with an MCPO meant that you were in trouble, said Callaway This perspective changed once I made Chief, because I discovered that the master chiefs I served with and our Navy. Callaway advised those interested in becoming a MCPO to Figure out who is where you want to be and emulate them, you choose to do. Professionally, always strive to bring out the best in the folks around you. Never allow your boss to ask you MASTER C HIEF Two Naval Station Sailors makeStory, photo by MCC Bill MestaNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Master Chief Electronics T echnician Michael Callaway receives his new an chors from Master-atArms Seaman R ecruit Benjamin Hoffman and Command Master Chief J.D. McKinney, the command master chief of Naval S tation Everyday it comes to we all live here in GTMO. Perhaps you can feel that you are being watched, and for sure, you are. While this should not make us paranoid, the truth is, just about every action here is seen or observed. Certainly, anything that is done that breaks the law or has evil at its seed may stay hidden for long periods of time, but eventually it gets found out. There is a truth in this. Just because you do not get caught does not mean you will not be found out or that you Lt. Dou g las HolmesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deputy command chaplain Much like Mayberry should not change and do what is right. Notice that even if the law does not catch up with you, God does see all and notices all. Consider in your faith, would your spiritual maker be pleased with the activities you do each day? As a Christian, I consider what the Bible says in Hebrews 4:12-13. It says, For the word of God is living and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. peace within his or her soul where they can get the help they need without the out by others. a place where this type of activity can of special types of peace. Among those is spiritual peace and a place were a person can receive complete information being leaked out. Chaplains here care about your concerns and they live in the same atmosphere as you do. GTMO is a small place, so take note of what you do and do what is right at all times, your chaplain. MCPO


Deck seamen attached to medium endurance-class USCGC Vigilant (WMEC 619) pull bumpers from alongside the 210-foot ship before departing Naval S tation Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, May 8. Vigilant took on fuel and made liberty calls while in port. Vigilant is homeported at Coast Guard S tation (CGS) Port Canaveral, Fla. DOCKMASTERSsupport missions in Caribbean


PAGE 5 as U.S. Coast Guard ships prepare to depart so that every Coast Guardsman is on-point during the commander with a Commander, Navy Region Southeast customer service survey. Nine times out of ten, the Sailor presenting the customer service survey has spoken with members of the ships crew throughout its visit, ensuring the ships logistical This is the job of a Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dockmaster. Instead of an individual, or ship, going to every individual manufacturer or retailer to get their needs coordinate the logistics for their visit, said Quartermaster Guantanamo Bays port operations department. arrived to take on fuel and stores as it conducts counternarcotics, counterterrorism, and migrant operations missions in the Caribbean. Instead of returning to its homeport of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Port Canaveral, Fla., each time it needs to refuel and restore, Vigilant stops at Guantanamo Bay. Story, photos by MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Vigilant is a regular customer of Guantanamo Bay, said Jones. They normally take on fuel, stores, water, sometimes gas, and they make liberty calls here, too. Prior to arriving on-station, Vigilant and any must reply. I would say the most challenging part of being a dockmaster is piecing everything together, said Jones. We have to make sure we are managing all of the tasks that need to be done in a timely and professional manner. As part of port operations efforts to foster a professional environment for visiting ships, much time on the piers as ships arrive. out of the bay, said Jones. New dockmasters have to have a good grap of whats going on when theyre on the pier before Im going to miss meeting the people on the ships and networking, said Jones, who will depart Guantanamo May 21. Deck seamen attached to medium endurance-class USCGC Vigilant (WMEC 619) secure the pilots ladder before departing Naval S tation Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, May 8. Vigilant is homeported at Coast Guard S tation (CGS) Port Canaveral, Fla., and is deployed to the Caribbean conducting counternarcotics, counterterrorism and migrant operations missions. DOCKMASTERSsupport missions in Caribbean


GAINING A SENSE OF CONTR OL OVER YOUR MOVE CAN HELP EASE THE STRESS. 15th, its a good idea to: VISIT THE FLEET AND FAMILY S UPPORT C ENTER s relocation guidance. TELL YOUR F AMILY and create a command center. This is a central This is the place to keep all of your important documents (orders, medical pleated binder works well for this. Even if youre keeping lists and other documents on your computer, be sure to make hard copies for your command center. PRIORITIZE. Rather than trying to do it all at once, make an A list, a B list, and a C list, depending on what needs to important to get done. CREATE A BUDGET for your move. You can use the relocation budget planner found on the MilitaryHOMEFRONT Moving Section at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/moving. O NCE YOU HA V E ORDERS in hand, contact your move. You may be encouraged to create an account online at www.move.mil to manage the shipment and storage of your household goods and other personal property. CONTACT THE HOUSING OFFICE at your destination installation. The housing and permanent housing options. Find housing information at your next station by using www.housing.navy.mil .You might also visit the Department of Defense-sponsored Automated Housing Referral Network at www. ahrn.com to help you secure housing Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) www. defensetravel.dod.mil/perdiem/bah.html. CREATE AN ACCOUNT on Plan My Move. plan and calendar to help you make a smooth transition. Find it on the MilitaryHOMEFRONT Moving Section at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/moving L EARN ABOUT YOUR NEW S TATE AND INSTALLATION. The MilitaryINSTALLATIONS online tool at www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil has contact information, listings, photos, and articles about your new location. CONNECT WITH FRIENDS who have lived on your new installation or are living there now. Theyll be able to answer hand perspective. FIND OUT about the new community. new installation can send you a welcome aboard package. You can also: FIND OUT about motor-vehicle related Most states have websites that outline licensing rules. A CCESS THE WEBSITE for the Chamber of Commerce that serves your new town or area. SEE IF YOUR NEW TOWN has a website by using the town and state as search terms. U SE M ILITARY O NE S OURCE R ELOCATION T OOL for statistics about your new community, including school performance, crime reports, salaries, cost of living, and more. Youll Moving and Relocation category under the Tools tab on www. MilitaryOneSource.com VISIT www.citysearch.com for more information about your new community, including locations of the nearest ballparks and recreation areas. PREPARE A LIST of important phone numbers and addresses to keep with you as you move and when you arrive at your new location. Plan My Move at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/ moving will generate a list of important phone number that youll need for your move. Be sure to include the nearest hospital, new FFSC, your new command, and the number for your childs child care center or school. cause false readings on gauges in the jet, said McGouey. The jet can ultimately crash because of fuel contamination. The presence of the JP-5 testing laboratory ensures there contaminated fuel reaching a jet engine, said Terry Taykawski, the leeward foreman for the leeward fuel farm on NS Guantanamo Bay, who conducted the presentation Taykawski showcased the including their refractometers, indicator. Students were able to see in a save environment on NS Guantanamo Bay, allowing each the chance to gain a real-world perspective on what they learn while in the classroom, said Sharon Rinehart, chemistery teacher at W. T. Sampson. things being accessable to children can be challenging here, said Rinehart. But trips that many children back in the [contintental U.S.] may not get to do. Were lucky to have experts that the childen wouldnt normally have access to. trip through NS Guantanamo Bays supply department. They were very easy to work with and were eager to have us come over, said Rinehart. opportunity for the children to experts. JP-5 twice for something. on making MCPO. You make MCPO by taking care of your duty station, your Sailors, and all those who are members the team, said Campbell. Most of all, you make Master Chief by doing what is right.MCPO From MilitaryOneSource.com


PAGE 7 TheSCOOP DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY JOBS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT SECURITY SPECIALIST FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN HOUSING MANAGER To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of ADM INI ST R AT I VE ASS I STA N T S U PE R V I SO R C H I LD DEVELOPME N T ASS I STA N T D O DEA S U BST I T U TE TEACHE R FR ONT DESK RESER VATION CLERK HOUSING ESCOR T OFFICERS ADJ UN CT TEACH IN G FAC U LTY I OM O PE R AT I O N S A SS I STA N T C O N S U LTA N T PA R T T I ME POS I T I O N OPE N T ELLE R/CU STOME R SE R V I CE R EP GTMOJOB HUNT FRIDAY, MAY 13Thor new! 8 p.m. (PG13) 115 min Paul new! 10 p.m. (R) 104 minS ATURDAY, MAY 14Rio 8 p.m. (G) 96 min Limitless new! 10 p.m. (PG13) 105 minSUNDAY, MAY 15Take Me Home Tonight last showing 8 p.m. (R) 97 minMONDAY, MAY 16Adjustment Bureau last showing 8 p.m. (PG13) 106 minTUESDAY, MAY 17Fast Five 8 p.m. (PG13) 130 minWEDNESDAY, MAY 18R ed Riding Hood 8 p.m. (PG13) 100 minTHURSDAY, MAY 19Battle: Los Angeles 8 p.m. (PG13) 117 minmoviesD OW N TOW N LYCE UM MWR Coffeehouse Series. Liberty events: Country Dinner Buffet! 2011 GTMO Open. 2011 GTMO Army Ball Car Wash. GTMO Open. Family Fitness & Fun. Commissary Case Lot Sale. Course. Boat License Study Prep. Course R egistration for Columbia College. Softball Try-Outs. Memorial Day concerts. 236th Army Birthday Ball. 2011 N avy Ball Committee Meetings. CPOA Meetings. VEHICLESGTMOSHOPPER OUTDOOR REC ELECTR ONICS PETS M I SCELLA N EO U S If sent to any other e-mail, it may not be pub lished. Submit your ad NLT noon Wednesdays for that weeks Gazette. Ads are removed after two weeks. R e-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. WANTED LOST & FOUND HOUSEHOLD GOODS COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS BOATS


An Air Force C-130H Hercules of the 934th Airlift Wing Flying Vikings taxies down the runway on N aval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas leeward Kingston, Jamaica, May U .S. to Guantanamo Bay, Kingston, and San Juan, Puerto Rico each Wednesday. Any day in GTMOPHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES/U .S. NA VYChildren involved in the Guantanamo Bay Girl Scouts participated in a bridging ceremony held in the gymnasium at W. T. Sampson Elementary School May 12. Five girls advanced to the next highest group during the ceremony, advancing from the Daisy level to the Brownie level, and from the Brownie level to the Junior level. Bridging is when girls move from one troop level to the the Girl Scouts program on Guantanamo Bay. The higher the girls go, the more responsibilities they have. As they get to the higher troop level, the Girl Scouts begin leading the troop rather than volunteer troop leaders. Girl Scouts is a program for female youth aimed at developing their character as they grow into adolescents and The girls will take the skills they have learned during Girl Scouts and grow to be responsible young women and responsibility, leadership skills, respect for self, others, and country, environmental awareness and to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Approximately 25 youth on Guantanamo Bay participate in the Girl Scout program with parents and other members of the community serving as troop leaders to help guide the girls during their time with the program. We are always looking to have more girls join and to have MC3 Leona MynesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs Girl Scouts bridge to higher levels of responsibility e-mail gtmo.girlscouts@gmail.com. PHOTO BY MC3 LEONA MYNES/U .S. NA VYDuring the bridging ceremony, three new Brownies were welcomed into their new group with a hug at W. T Sampson Elementary School May 12.