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MAY 20, 2011 Story, photo by MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs S ailors assigned to Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were educated May 16-18 on Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy changes resulting from President Barack Obamas repeal of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell (DADT) policy. The brief outlined how the repeal those focused on discharge, accession and re-accession, overseas assignments, homosexual and bisexual servicemembers will not face separation based on their sexual orientation. The brief stated that an individuals sexual orientation is, and always has addition, supervisors will continue to evaluate Sailors based on their individual For more information about the DADT Sailors learn policy changes during Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal training M embers of the W. T. Sampson senior class received suicide prevention training in the media center at the high school campus, May 18. The training, provided through the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDs) and the Jason Foundation, was conducted by the schools psychologist, Joanne Kalesnik, Ph. D. The training is conducted to not everyone around them, said Kalesnik. W. T. Sampson students learn about suicide prevention friends and family who may not know what to do if they come across a situation where they or someone close to them needs help. The training was an important part of the DoDDs education process, because youth suicide is the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., said Kalesnik. This education can literally save lives, said Kalesnik. The seniors were required by DoDDs someone in need, said Kalesnik. Andrew Reed W. T. Sampson High School Sailors assigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, watch the Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal brief May 18 in the Locke Auditorium at Bulkeley Hall. The brief explained how Navy and Department of Defense policies will change. PHOTO BY MA2 AARON MUMPOWER PREVENTION Joanne Kalesnik, Ph. D., the psychologist at W. T. Sampson School, conducts suicide prevention training for seniors May 18 in the junior and high school campus media center. PHOTO BY ANDREW REED
COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMAND MASTER CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER GAZETTE EDITOR clothing; clothing designed as undergarments that are worn as outergarments; uniform items worn as civilian clothing. As an who fail to wear civilian clothing as outlined in this instruction. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 1020.3, REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Heroes: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite GTMO Restaraunt: Currently working on: Greatest accomplishment: How the Navy has improved her life: THE 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM IS EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. PLEASE CALL 4911 IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS Leona Mynes N aval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas N-2 intelligence department and command a quarterly report of personnel on-station with Sailors who take the Defense Language Career linguists, such as cryptologic technicians (CT) and interpretive or foreign area who are Sailors not assigned to career linguist billets or duties, but can speak, read and write a foreign language, can receive FLPB. We are in a service that is assignable world-wide, said Chief Navy Counselor Robert Pagtakhan, NS Guantanamo Bays command career counselor. We never know what requirements the Navy will need and linguists in the Navy allows us to perform our duties without a language barrier. the DLPT is taken, the Sailor is added to the Department of Defenses linguist database and can be pulled for special assignment using his or her foreign language skill. DLPT is part of the Navys foreign language program, which helps the Navy determine its updated Sailors on the status of the program. log on to Navy Knowledge Online at www.nko. navy.mil and access the Career Management Portal, Navy Advancement Center, Navy Foreign Language tab, or visit the Navy navy.mil and access Educational Resources, Defense Language Testing Sites tab. For details about this program, call students education as they or join the work force, said Kalesnik. Youth suicide is known as the silent epidemic. and what we hope to accomplish with this training is to break the silence and help those teens out there who may be in need and in a position where they feel like their situation is hopeless. Several cases of youth suicide involved technologyrelated harassment, such as text messaging and e-mail, said Kalesnik. This may not be a problem here in GTMO but it is a problem in the States and it is important for people using this technology to understand that it can have a profound PREVENTION QUOTAS
PAGE 3 W hen traveling down a two-lane highway in the United States, a long period of time could be detrimental to your health. Bowling in an unassigned lane during a tournament, could cost your team the game. or under lane with a weeks worth of groceries will not win you any fans for other shoppers who are in a hurry. right lane is important. When talking to others about information you may have learned, staying in your lane is also important. do the equivalent of driving on the wrong side of the road, bowling in an unassigned lane or paying for purchases in the wrong checkout line, which all could lead to unintended consequences. On military installations, we are always reminded that operational security is important. Although the information that must understand that everything that occurs on an installation is not for public consumption. People who seek to do harm can consolidate the various pieces of information to get the big picture, which helps them put together their plans. Residents must be careful about talking about activities to others, especially if it is only speculation. How do you know its speculation? Someone told me.. that is a sure sign that an act of speculation on an subject is about to begin. You really dont know if the information is true or false. You also dont know if the information should be discussed among others, especially to strangers. When talking with others about something you heard, it is important to ask Why is it important that When it comes to talking about activities aboard the base, the best thing Staying in your lane Lt. Cmdr. John McKenzie NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Command Chaplain trapped past? A our lives faced setbacks. These setbacks can range from struggles in promoted, losing a job, divorces, or failed relationships. A lot of people many people talking about how they were abused by their parents when they were young. Others might talk about how they were picked on so much in school. The list could be very long. Any setbacks weve had have impacted us. We might wonder what we The feelings we have are real feelings. not to be angry, because to tell someone not to be sad or not to be angry is to deny their feelings. However, we can resolve to not let these setbacks keep us from moving forward. We dont have to stay at square one, or take two steps backward. We can move forward. Even if we move only one step forward, we are still moving forward. These setbacks can also be a way to learn from our mistakes and to avoid making the same mistakes. Such a person can move forward smarter and stronger. Some of the most successful people remember a very good doctor telling me that he was turned down from medical accepted on his third try. Abraham Lincoln faced defeat all but two times in his political career before being elected president. Lincoln has gone down in history as having saved the union. does not make abusers, addicts, failures, or losers. God makes people created in His image and likeness ( So, no one is a born loser. We are born persons. to remember is to stay in your lane. Depending on who you speak to, the information can come back to haunt you And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
OC Story MC3 Leona Mynes M aster-at-Arms assigned to the Naval Security Force (NSF) on Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo carrying oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, commonly known as pepper spray, at the security training contamination, which is when OC Spray is sprayed into a container or a room and members are exposed to its vapors, causing watery, burning eyes and a cough. designed to test their ability to defend themselves of OC spray, said Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Aaron [spray], he comes into contact with residual spray and vapors. MA A School, where OC is sprayed directly into a persons face. While extremely debilitating, direct application does not do permanent damage to the person being exposed, said Mumpower. amount of OC being dabbed onto a persons forehead with a cloth or sponge. despite the exposure, said Mumpower. to ensure the MAs maintain operational readiness while working on NS Guantanamo Bay. Sailors re-certify oleoresin capsicum Photos MA2 Aaron Mumpower
PAGE 5 Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Vincent Soto practices arrest techniques while feeling the effects of level III oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray contamination. (Right) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Adam Perkerewicz exposes himself to level III oleoresin capsicum exposure, Perkerewicz ran a course to ensure his capability to practice self-defense and arrest techniques was not hindered by the contamination. Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Olivia Alfonso, a patrolman assigned to Naval Security Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, practices baton strikes while feeling the effects of level III oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray contamination, May 10. Master-at-Arms as signed to Naval Secu rity Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prepare to conduct level III oleo resin capsicum spray
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs board (ERB) quotas were published May 18 to provide Sailors a clearer picture of the competition in individual ratings, paygrades, and years of service-competitive categories. These initial quotas have been released to show Sailors how focused the ERB will be and to help them make informed career decisions, explained Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of military personnel plans and policy. The main objective of ERB is to help the Navy achieve mandated end strength by eliminating overmanning in 31 ratings. All 15,688 eligible Sailors adverse performance; no quotas have been established for this portion of the ERB. Retention quotas will then be applied to years of service (YOS) bands where overmanning is concentrated. These bands are focused by rating and paygrade, and are established to ensure a balance of seniority, skills, and experience necessary to meet current and future Navy requirements. Since chiefs and senior chiefs in the designated 31 ratings are not currently bands, they will not compete for retention quotas, but will still be reviewed for adverse performance. The quotas posted on the Navy Personnel Command and paygrade, with a rating inventory showing the total number in each category. This is followed by the total number of Sailors eligible for the ERB within that category. All of these Sailors will receive a performance review. To view learn more about the ERB, conversion opportunities and to view the complete quota list, visit Navy announces ERB quotas BOATING SWIMMING HEAT INJURY Know your boat. Dont overload. Situational awareness. Dont speed. Heed weather warnings. Use the buddy system. Stay out of restricted areas. Never swim when... Small children Avoid swift-moving water. Heat cramps Heat exhaustion Heat stroke N aval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is scheduled to begin the Navy and Marine Windjammer. The stand-down is required for all NS Guantanamo Bay personnel, including military and civilian employees. The event is also open to and to government contractors. Day and Labor Day, according to the Naval Guantanamo Bay drowned near Cable Beach This is why safety is so important, said James Dillon, safety and occupational health specialist for NS Guantanamo Bay. We need to be vigilant to recognize and prevent any harm to ourselves, co-workers, friends and loved ones. From Jan. 1March 31, Naval Security Force Guantanamo Bay has recorded two drunken violations. violations compromise base safety, said Dillon. Guantanamo aims for safe summer Safety stand-down to promote on, off duty summer safety MC3 Leona Mynes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs work center injuries, and mishaps related to water activities. The reason for most accidents is that some people try to take short cuts, said Dillon. They dont take the time to do it right. They may feel or say that it is an inconvenience or a hassle for them. Unfortunately, many people do not understand the emphasis on safety until they become a victim, said Dillon. awareness; one at the beginning of summer and one before the winter holiday season. Both are peak times for activities, travel and holiday celebrations, said Dillon. Our summer stand-down helps provide a reminder to all personnel to stop and think before they act. To help prevent death, injury or loss of residents to be knowledgeable about safety standards in their homes, work spaces or during recreational events, and to not become complacent, said Dillon. During the summer months, residents should remain hydrated, follow regulations and guidelines and take part in the buddy system when doing recreational activities. and it is everyones responsibility, said Dillon.
PAGE 7 The SCOOP DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY JOBS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT MEDICAL TECHNICIAN To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT DODEA SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FRONT DESK RESERVATION CLERK HOUSING ESCORT OFFICERS ADJUNCT TEACHING FACULTY IOM OPERATIONS ASSISTANT CONSULTANT PART TIME POSITION OPEN TELLER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. GTMO JOB HUNT FRIDAY MAY 20 8 p.m.: Sucker Punch 10 p.m.: Fast Five SATURDAY MAY 21 8 p.m.: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 10 p.m.: The Lincoln Lawyer SUNDAY MAY 22 8 p.m.: Mars Needs Moms MONDAY MAY 23 8 p.m.: Rango TUESDAY MAY 24 8 p.m.: Paul WEDNESDAY MAY 25 8 p.m.: Limitless THURSDAY MAY 26 8 p.m.: Thor movies DOWNTOWN LYCEUM JIDC Bake Sale II. JIDC One Love Beach Party and Live Show! Craft Fair. Chili Cook-Off Contest! Philippine Independence Day Celebration (PIDC) Ticket Sales. W. T. Sampson Spelling Bee. MWR Liberty: Memorial Day concerts. Youth Center Lock-In. Course Registration for Columbia College. 236th Army Birthday Ball. VEHICLES GTMO SHOPPER OUTDOOR REC ELECTRONICS PAO-CLASSIFIEDADS@ USNBGTMO.NAVY.MIL. 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. 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. MISCELLANEOUS WANTED COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS YARD SALES HOUSEHOLD GOODS 2011 Navy Ball Committee Meetings. CPOA Meetings. 2011 Cardboard Boat Regatta. Country Style Buffet.
The U.S. Coast Guards Hamilton class highendurance cutter USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721) performs anchorage drills in Guantanamo Bay May 18. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, regularly supports U.S. Coast Guard ships operating in the Caribbean theater. PHOTO BY MCC BILL MESTA/U.S. NAVY Any day in GTMO Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Andrew Duckett, assigned to Naval Security Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, nails a long putt on the 8th hole of the GTMO Open May 18. Competitors from all branches of the service and civilians vied for more than $600 in prizes. (Right) Shauna Sweeney performs at the Bayview May 15. Sweeney visited Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to perform as part of MWRs Coffeehouse Series. PHOTO BY MC1 BRYAN DUNN/U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MC1 BRYAN DUNN/U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MCC BILL MESTA/U.S. NAVY