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JULY 22, 2011 uantanamo ay Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba approved the formation of the GTMO chapter of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) July 20, at the naval station. CSADDs mission is to provide service members with the best tools available to prevent destructive decisions with issues such as alcohol consumption, safe driving practices and recreational safety. CSADD was designed for Sailors to take charge of their own destiny through peer to peer leadership, community activities, and GTMO CSADD director. GTMOs CSADD chapter will be manned and managed by junior service members. CSADD allows for Junior Sailors to have a positive, commandwide impact through awareness campaigns on topics like driving CSADD is one outlet for Junior Sailors to mentor each other and their superiors in these topics creatively through community outreach and action. All Sailors are welcome to participate in the CSADD events, but the leadership and core members of the CSADD program are E-5 their leadership and group interaction from within. are published and approved. the Bulkely Hall Auditorium. This is a great way for young service members to get involved and have a positive impact on their community. College MCC(SW) Bill Mesta CSADD Chapter Approved for GTMO NGIS Provides Barracks Residents New Room Access OptionMCC(SW) Bill Mesta Navy Gateway Inn and Suites (NGIS) at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba base barracks residents who live in bachelor In June, NGIS began providing residents the option of using their Common Access Cards (CAC) as barracks room door keys. convenience for barracks residents, said Rudy Sammons of the naval stations use their CAC card all the time at work so it made sense to use the same card to open our front doors. The new CAC key system implementation means that residents will have one less card to keep up with in their wallets to maintain. The new system will mean that there are fewer lost room keys that need to be replaced, said Sammons. Sammons also said that using a CAC to access a barracks room should also reduce the likelihood of residents locking themselves out of their room. Barracks resident who have enabled their CACs, will access their rooms by sliding their cards into the key slot on their electronic locks in just as they do with traditional key cards. To have a CAC enabled to be used as a key, residents should go to the NGIS service desk, said Sammons. GTMOs Columbia College to Offer In-seat ClassesThe early fall session for Columbia College students at Naval Station Columbia College is the only college campus located on the naval station and session in addition to hundreds of on-line college courses. said Michael Matheny, the director of GTMOs Columbia College Campus. will be learning lots of the vocabulary of the Spanish language. Beginning Algebra and College algebra the early fall session. We also have a new math professor on base that is going to be teaching the math curriculum which includes elementary algebra, intermediate algebra and college algebra, said Matheny. Math is a course to take on-line. For some, the absence of a real, live professor has proven to be very challenging for some students. The sessions at Columbia College are eight weeks long and meet two nights a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.MCC(SW) Bill Mesta
other motor vehicles in the area, regardless of direction of travel, shall pull to the right side of the roadway as soon as safely pos sible, & shall remain there until the emergency vehicle has passed. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 11200.1B, REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Goal: Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite movie: Favorite book: Favorite sports team: Greatest passion: Greatest accomplishment: Currently working on: Musician: How the Navy has improved his life: Recreational Rule Breakers BewareMCC(SW) Bill Mesta Residents and guests who break Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas recreation regulations are subject to disciplinary action and will be held accountable for their actions. The Naval Station holds harbor court the third Tuesday every month at the Naval Legal Services Chief Navy Diver Michael Hajduk, the naval stations Harbor Magistrate, presides over the naval stations harbor court to address disciplinary violations of GTMOs recreation policies. The Harbor Court addresses violations to the bases outdoor recreation and wildlife and the recreational SCUBA diving instruction, These instructions are in place to ensure the safety of our base residents and to proactively conserve and enhance our natural resources. Many of infractions brought before the Harbor Magistrate are violations of the naval stations recreational SCUBA Diving policies. The most common SCUBA diving violation is not closing your dive plan with Port Control seems like a small infraction, but if you fail to call missing diver procedure. When a dive plan is not closed properly, the entire harbor is closed for diving and a response team is activated to locate the missing divers. The response team includes base security, Port Operations personnel, Navy Divers and the Hajduk said that in most instances the divers who dont close out their dive plans properly are Base residents and guests who violate the recreational policies at the naval station will be issued a citation. Suspected violators SCUBA diving privileges will be temporarily suspended until appearance before the Harbor Magistrate, said Hajduk. Adjudicated violations are grounds for temporary or permanent suspension of diving privileges. Base residents who violate the outdoor recreation instruction will be assessed points which when can accumulation and result in losing the use of the naval stations recreational facilities. Use of the recreational facilities at the naval station is a privilege, said Hajduk. Abuse of this privilege, as determined by the accumulation of points assessed within a two year period, will result in a suspension to use the facility that corresponds to the violation. For example result in a one month suspension of the Skippers license. Hajduk said that it is the responsibility of all base residents and their guests who use and enjoy GTMOs outdoor recreational facilities to be familiar with the provisions and regulations contained in the commands instructions. GTMO to Host National Night OutNaval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is hosting National Night Out (NNO) Aug 2 at the Downtown Lyceum. NNO is a campaign designed to heighten crime and drug prevention and build community National Night Out is an opportunity for the GTMO community to learn about the emergency senior enlisted advisor. GTMOs event is going to MCC(SW) Bill Mesta give everyone a chance to meet the people who personnel and safety representatives. This year is the 28th annual NNO, said 2nd Class Master-at-Arms John Lewis, the base coordinator for GTMOs NNO. The event at an ambulance, the event will include Marines Force Company Guantanamo, A live band and fun events for children provided by the naval stations Moral Welfare and Recreation program. We want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy spending some time with other GTMO residents and learn some great tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of crime, said Lewis. NNO is open to everyone on base
PAGE 3 Many people believe that ethics and morals are the same thing. They are not the persons character while ethics point to a system of behavior that standardizes how people should live. We life or the character they portrayed to us was ethically upstanding. The person lived up to the golden rule, To treat others and they would want to be treated. They upheld the code or system of laws of the land seeking not to break or toe the line of breaking them. Certainly not everyones morals are the same. In the Bible, the Prophet Amos had to deal with a people that were failing to live morally good lives for they were not Lt. Douglas Holmes Morals and Ethics CHAPLAINS COLUMN living up to Gods standards. The key to this small book was that Amos did not base his plea on the nature of man or the innate goodness of human nature; he saw God was the standard by which correctness should for you. What is the standard that you live by? Is your standard if it feels good do it? Consider what harm does this type of philosophy bring, what harm is created by not having a plumb line to measure what is right from wrong except your own feelings. The military has a framework of rules and regulations and they are put there so that we can live and work peacefully with one another. But it also insures that we treat each person. Planes Trains and Automobiles GTMO StyleDuring my 3 plus years at GTMO I have traveled to and from base and my travel experience have always gone exactly as planned. Recently howevernot so much. My wife, who lives in our home in Norfolk, VA let me know about 2 months ago that there was some important things going on back home and SHE NEEDS ME THERE. When my wife tells me that she needs me someplace it must be important and I So I formulated the perfect travel plan to get to Virginiaor so I thought. roughly 30 bucks and I am home. How can you beat that kind of deal? Two weeks prior to my important trip to Virginia, the Space A listing on the base the Tuesday rotator. I asked my wife if we should go ahead and buy a ticket. She said, No. I am sure you will be able to get on Space A, and besides we need to save the money (we are really frugal by the way). The Friday before the rotator, the Space A listing came up double zerosno seats I called a trusted friend over at the in the middle of Sherman Ave than you do teachers, students and students parents who were just beginning summer break civilization (can you blame them?). on the rotator sunk in, I went with plan B. I contacted Air Operations and asked Florida on Wednesday. Count me intravel problem solvednot so much. A mission Now frantic I asked Is there anything going anywhere in the States this week? Thursday. I jumped on board the plane and made it to Jacksonville International Airport where I rented a car and drove up to Norfolk. The professionals in the Air Operations Department had saved my bacon. I made it to Norfolk and had a great vacation. My wife and I got to spend some family business, we hosted two awesome Then came the time to travel back to Space A on the rotator out of Norfolk (did I mention my wife and I are really frugal?). We signed up a week in advance and showed up on time at 4 a.m. There were a couple of other folks traveling Space A and my wife and I had no doubt that I would get on this plane. Then we heard the Marine Hymn coming from beyond the security scanner. were deploying to GTMO for training. All I could do was rub my forehead and cross We held out hope until the announcement came across the loud speaker there will be looked like they had just spent their last I heard someone exclaim This is an OUTRAGE. I am a service member and going to do now? clerk, I politely walked up and thanked her for trying to get me on the plane. I then asked her if she could extend my leave and if it was possible to keep me on on Thursday. Turns out being polite goes a long way when asking someone for help. The same plane turns around and goes back to Norfolk. Apparently no one had asked about but they got me on that plane for which I am eternally grateful. as my next plan was to drive up to Baltimore and grab a Space A seat out of Baltimore Washington International Airport. Turns out the rest of the Marines who and the Space A list came up double zeros again. The thing to keep in mind when traveling to and from GTMO is that you will usually get where you need to go when you need to get there. The AMC and Air Operations Department personnel are very professional and will do everything they can to assist you. Mission essential travel is always going to take priority so you need to plan early. You should have multiple back-up plans set up so when things get crazy you are able go. Also make sure that you have enough leave on the books to cover additional days that it may take to get you to your bucks to cover unexpected expenses.
PHOTO BY TERENCE R. PECK R esidents of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba participated in the Jamaican at Cooper Field on July 16. The event, which was opened to anyone who wanted to participate, had over 20 such as the 100m or 400m runs, competitors said Carmen Wilson, one of the competitors support the event. the JIDC has held leading up to its Jamaican Independence Day celebrated occurring on Aug. 6. not just Jamaicans, but the entire GTMO meet, but other activities that the JIDC puts on before the Independence day celebration. The celebration is being held to honor from British colonial rule. independence from British rule on Aug 6, during the celebration. award ceremony and a live entertainment show, said Connage. said that there are dignitaries from Jamaica going to travel here for the celebration. The Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, The Jamaican Independence Day Celebration is open to the entire GTMO community and will be held at Windward Ferry Landing beginning at 6 p.m. for $15 dollars and can be purchased by or calling 4822, said Connage. JIDC supporters run towards independence day MCC Bill Mesta
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College wish.org The day Andrew, 6, spent with his heroes in uniform was a day he didnt have to thinking about living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Find out how you can share the power of a wishby visiting wish.org. Provided as a public service. 2010 Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Matheny added that there is an opportunity for the spouses of active duty service members to receive a Columbia Colleges Spouses Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship provides spouses Columbia College course free of charge, they take with Columbia College would come with a 20 percent discount. GTMOs Columbia College is also an in-seat course for the early fall session. Students interested in more information about GTMOs Columbia College are Chapel Annex, Mon. thru Fri. from 9 a.m. to U .S. Naval Hospital GTMO Implements Program to Improve Patient Care, CommunicationMCC(SW) Bill Mesta The U.S. Navy Hospital Guantanamo Bay is implementing a new program to provide improved care and communication between the naval stations patients and their primary care givers. Navy Medicines Medical Home Port is designed to meet patients complete primary care health and wellness needs. The Medical Home Port Program is a tri-service initiative to provide a more holistic patient-centered care for families in primary care, said Cmdr. Susan Tussey, GTMO. Patients will have a primary care provider who they will be able to see every time they have an appointment. We strive to provide same-day or next day appointments healthcare team, including nurses, integrated ancillary care, such as behavioral health, case management, and pharmacy. Relay Health is one of the tools available under the Medical Home Port program available to USNH GTMO communications with their care giver. Relay Health is a secure, e-mail messaging program that gives patients the about laboratory results, said Tussey. You can also use this system to ask Tussey said that the Relay Health system is very secure and that the communication will be between the patient and their primary care provider or The hospital is encouraging the GTMO community to enroll in Relay Health so that we can communicate more To sign up for the Relay Health Messaging system, patients should provide their e-mail address at the front desk at USNH GTMO. Sailors Participate in Physical Readiness Beta Test The Navy, working with the University of Memphis Department of Health and Sport Sciences, began a beta test of nine Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program, said there are currently no plans to change the Navys physical readiness test, but the study will examine viability other options that may have greater operational relevance. The purpose of the beta test is for research purposes only and is intended to collect data, said Moore. The results of this beta test could be used to develop a physical readiness test that incorporates more functional later this month. The beta test examines Sailors participation in nine exercises. Cadence push-ups, single-leg plank and single-leg endurance. The leg-hip dynamometer, hand-grip dynamometer and standing long jump measure muscular strength. The kilometer bike test and two kilometer rower measure anaerobic capacity. The test exercises were selected to allow researchers to examine two major and skill related. They feature common movements practiced both in sports and on the job. Health-related components include endurance, said Lt. Cmdr. David Peterson, Navy Physical Readiness Program exercise physiologist. Skill related components include speed, agility, balance, coordination, reaction time and power. representing a full spectrum of age and researchers to examine applicability for the Navy demographic. Joshua Sickles, assigned to Navy Recruiting Command, said he typically scores excellent on his semi-annual physical readiness test. During the beta test, Sickles performed the single-leg plank, standing long jump and session. and harder said Sickles. Sailors in the beta test will participate in a total of six sessions. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a state-of-the-art research study, Moore said. However, I need to reemphasize that this is for research purposes only and that there are currently no plans to change the Navy PRT. For more information about the Physical
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The Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) Girl Scout troop began this years Girl Scout Cookie Give Away at W.T. The local Girl Scout troop received Girl Scout cookies that will be distributed to service members stationed at GTMO. Dietz, a leader of the Guantanamo Bay Girl Scout troop. We received seven varieties of cookies which were donated by people living in Floridas, Gulf Coast region. service members free of charge. The cookies will begin to be distributed on July 23 in the Girl Scout room at W.T. Sampson Elementary School representatives from each command to stop in the Girl Scout room and tell us how many service members they have. The Girl Scout troop will also be distributing cookies Scout room. said Dietz. With so many people here unaccompanied, I love that we can pass along the cookies to them as a thank The Girl Scouts received enough cookies for each service member to receive three boxes. The Girl Scouts would like to again thank all the volunteers that came out to the airport and to the classroom to help unload the cookies from the plane and then load them into the classroom, said Dietz. Any day in GTMOPHOTO BY TERENCE R. PECK Girl Scout Cookies Arrive to Guantanamo MCC(SW) Bill Mesta Find us on Facebook!