Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00223
 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: 8/19/2011
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: UF00098616:00223
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AUG. 19, 2011 uantanamo ay TT he Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) W.T. Sampson elementary and high schools at Naval Sta tion (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba start the new school year, Aug. 29. T he start of the new school year is an important time for the GTMO community because many of NS Guantanamo Bays resi dents have school-age dependents. to school supplies, said Sonja Rodriguez, school principal. School supply lists can be found at the NEX in the school sup ply section, as well as on our school s website, www.am.dodea. edu/cubaweb . R odriguez said there are key elements parents must remem ber when registering their children for classes. All documentation, such as DoD orders, contractual employ ment agreements, birth c s MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor B2S Story and photo by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Green Vehicles Hit the Streets of GTMOThe Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Public Works Department issued 16 Vantage model electric/so lar vehicles on island recently. T he green vehicles, which are designed to reduce fuel emis sions and fuel costs, were issued in support of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus initiatives to reduce energy demand and in crease alternative and renewable energy supply. There is an estimated annual fuel savings and emissions re duction that the base will enjoy because of these vehicles, said fects of these vehicles in the coming months. S Bay with more of the electric/solar powered vehicles. By 2014, GTMO should receive approximately 109 green Bachelors Quarters, Public Works, Port Operations, Weapons, and Security departments are using of the electric/solar vehicles. T he Vantage solar model vehicles utilize solar panels to charge traditional gasoline engine. This design creates less pollution than gasoline-powered cars, creating an environmentally friendly alternative to standard vehicles. In most conditions, you can drive over 35 miles on a full from these vehicles makes them a great green alternative. GTMO Prepares for New School Year R odriguez said keeping families informed of school func tions is a top priority for the administration. From time to time, district and area professional develop ment opportunities are presented, said Rodriguez. The school calendar on our website is updated regularly and our school P arents and students enrolled in grades 6-12, New Student Orientation is Friday, 26 Aug. at 10 a.m. at the secondary campus library. P arents and students enrolled in Sure Start through grade 5, New Student Orientation is Friday, 26 Aug. at 3 p.m. at the el ementary campus library. T he Welcome Back-to-School Social will follow the elemen tary meeting. The entire school community is invited to join in celebrating the beginning of the school year.


The extensive scope of diving operations requires all divers to be thoroughly trained in all aspects on the conditions of the environment. Every diver should also be trained in new equipment and techniques in order to utilize this combined knowledge to meet the challenges of all diving evolutions. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 1510.1A, Diving Training Program REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite G TMO restaurant: Favorite sports team: Greatest passion: Currently working on: Musician: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: Navy Ball Commitee, CPO Selectees Sponsor Car WashNaval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bays Navy Ball committee and Chief Petty Officer select ees provided the community with a car wash fundraiser, Aug. 13. The fundraiser was located at the downtown lyceum carwash to raise donations for each orga nization, and provide community members with clean vehicles. All of the money to pay for GTMOs Navy Ball is gathered through fundraising, said Legal man 2nd class David Forrest, Navy Ball committee secretary. It means a lot to get support from the community. Forrest said approximately 100 vehicles were cleaned during the days event, and over $600 was raised to be shared between the two committees. For the selectees, events like this build camaraderie, said Chief Petty Officer Robert Pag takhan, Navy ball president. It builds mentorship for junior personnel, and overall helps our selectees become better leaders. The 2011 Navy Ball is scheduled for Oct. 15 at NS Guantanamo Windjammer Ballroom, and the CPO selectees are scheduled to be presented their anchors Sept. 16. Forrest said the Navy Ball committee is planning on hosting more fund-raising events prior to the celebration. Because the GTMO community has been so supportive, we will be able to present a great Navy Ball, said Forrest.Story and photos by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor MWR Hosts 5K Fun Run Story by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Navy Fitness Department, sponsored The Good Run with Radio GTMO; Running in Fidels Backyard, at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Aug. 13. T he 5-K fun-run, which began at Denich Gym, was presented as part of an MWR route-submission I think its important for the community to have opportunities like this to stay active, said Mass Com munication Specialist Seaman Joe Koerber, contest co-winner. To be part of the contest and be somewhat responsible for bringing residents together to build camaraderie is a huge honor for me. M WR accepted contest route submissions throughout July, before combining two submissions into one event. I think experiences like these get people out and help them meet their neighbors, said Kristen Good, to be a part of that. A t the conclusion of the run, an awards ceremony was held as participants received t-shirts and water Organized races are great events. It motivates you and gives you something to train for, said Nicho las Hamlin, overall run winner. This run reminds me of home. Its a reminder of something you can do outside of work and it was a great morale boost.


PA GE 3Commander, Navy Region Southeast held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS JAX), Aug. 18. During the ceremony, Capt. John C. Jack Scorby Jr. relieved Rear Adm. Townsend G. Tim Alexander as the regions commander. an absolute honor and a privilege to be able to serve as the commander of Navy Region Southeast. We have an extraordinarily out from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Scorby has been selected for rear admiral and comes to CNRSE from his current position as executive assistant to the Assistant Lt. Douglas HolmesNS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deputy command chaplain Do you ever feel like your life is always in turmoil? Do you feel like at times the more you try and dig yourself out, the deeper you get in? In the Scriptures there is this verse in Isaiah 26 about having perfect peace in life. It says, You (that is God) will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts You. How does one have true peace in this world of chaos and war, of economic depression and recession, of political wrangling and haggling, of starvation and personal loss? Well it starts with having hope beyond what is currently seen, hope in something that gives more to your life than just the day to day drear and fear of being found out or being put out. In Mathew 7 there is a parable about two people able to weather whatever storm comes your way. You will have peace even as the clutches of quicksand are upon you. Isaiah 26:4 says Trust in the LORD forever, for in the LORD God is an everlasting rock.Gods Peace is the Antidote to Quicksand C haplainsC orner C NRSE Holds Change of Command CeremonyStory and photo by MC2(SW) Greg JohnsonNavy Region Southeast Public Affairs Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Envi ronment, a position he has held since May 2010. Alexander has commanded CNRSE since January 2009. Under his leadership, installations throughout the region development of the CNRSE Energy Strategy and the es tablishment of the Regional Energy Council. As a result, the region will save an estimated $4.2 million with 38 new an estimated $58 million in new energy projects during It has been an honor and a privilege to serve with the men and women, military and civilians, who are the Southeast Region, said Alexander. I will miss their dedi cation, professionalism and friendship. Alexander, who was awarded the Legion of Merit dur ing the ceremony, will assume command of Commander, Navy Region Mid Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., in September.


PA GE 7 TheSCOOP GTMOJOB HUNT VEHICLESGTMOSHOPPER ELECTRONICS If sent to any other e-mail, it may be pub lished. Submit your ad NLT noon Wednesdays for that weeks Gazette. Ads are after two weeks. the ad to re-publish. The Gazette staff and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, discretion on all content. Call MC2 Leona Mynes at 4520 with your questions or concerns. HOUSEHOLD GOODSB AC K TO SCHOOL SU MMER S PLASH 9/11 F REEDOM R U N FOR THE FALLEN C IRQ U E O D Y SSE Y CFL T RAININ G YO U TH S OCCER L EA GU E A LL S ORTA GOLF T O U RNAMENT C RAFT F AIR JTF S S AFE R IDE H OME P IRATES D A Y F U N R U N C OL U MBIA C OLLE G E S RE G IST RATION G TMO CSADD C ALLIN G ALL LOCAL M U SICIANS M ARTIAL ARTS TAN G SOO DO B L UZ APALOO Z A N EW VEHICLE RE G ISTRATION HO U RS MWR DON SECRETAR Y T RA NSPORTATION ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REP FN C U STODIAL WOR K ER To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of BOWLIN G MANA G ER C HILD AND YO U TH P RO G RAM A SSIS TANTS A UTO SK ILLS MANA G ER R ECREATION A SSISTANT (F LE X IBLE ) To apply for a job, call the MWR Human FRIDAY AUG. 19 8 p.m.: .SATURDAY A UG. 20 8 p.m.: Monte Carlo (new) 10 p.m.: Larry Crowne (new) SUNDAY A UG. 21 8 p.m.: The Conspirator (last showing) MONDAY A UG. 22 8 p.m.: Captain America TUESDAY A UG. 23 8 p.m.: Judy Moody (last showing) WEDNESDAY A UG. 24 8 p.m.: Transformers 3 THURSDAY A UG. 25 8 p.m.: Bad Teacher CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880MOVIE SDOWN T OWN LYCEUM C . O L OUTDOOR REC PETS L LOST & FOUND MISC Y ARD SALES


Story and photos by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) school, W.T. Sampson Elementary, hosted the Missoula Childrens Theatre production of the Pied Piper at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Aug. 12. T he production, which cast 45 of the communitys youth, was offered to provide an opportunity for students to learn about theater. We offered theatrical enrichment workshops throughout the week, covering a range of subjects for kids of all ages such as theatrical make-up, the basics of a play, and mime, said Alea Figueroa, Missoula tour director. T he Missoula Childrens Theatre is the largest touring childrens theatre in the world. We travel to all fifty states and seventeen different countries, and we work with sixtyfive thousand children every year, said Figueroa. T he students auditioned for roles Aug. 8, and began practicing for the performance. We cast the children in a musical production on Monday, and by the end of the week they perform in one of our many touring shows, said Figueroa. While the children learn skills specific to the theatre and how a full-length musical is produced, we are also teaching them valuable tools they can use in all aspects of their lives, such as teamwork, confidence, problem solving, and respect for one another. T he Pied Piper production depicted the fairy tale of a rat-catching piper, hired by the town to lure vermin away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. M issoulas mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. The children learn skills specific to the theatre and how a fulllength musical is produced. About a third of our tour shows are produced on military bases, and this is something the Missoula Childrens Theatre takes great pride in, said Figueroa. We are so appre ciative of all that our serving men and women give to us, and we delight in being able to give back to them and their families.


B2S from cover Supply Check List K indergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Middle School Core Classes Ms. Rinehart Registration Check List Sponsor Military Personnel DoDDS Forms Other PICK-UP TIME LOCATION LOCATION DROP OFF TIME 7:17 AM Radio Point (RP 733) Elementary School 2:35 PM 7:20 AM Paola Point (PP 10) Marina Point (N 327) 2:38 PM 7:25 AM Evans Point (EP 803) Marina Point (N 323) 2:39 PM 7:27 AM Deer Point (DP 1109) Marine Site (M 112) 2:42 PM 7:30 AM Mobile Point (MP 396) Mobile Point (MP 396) 2:45 PM 7:33 AM Marine Site (M 112) Deer Point (DP 1109) 2:47 PM 7:36 AM Marina Point (N 323) Evans Point (EP 803) 2:50 PM 7:37 AM Marina Point (N 327) Radio Point (RP 733) 2:56 PM 7:40 AM Elementary School Paola Point (PP 10) 2:58 PM PICK-UP TIME LOCATION LOCATION DROP OFF TIME 7:16 AM Villamar (VL 35) Elementary School 2:35 PM 7:19 AM Villamar (VL 2232) Caravella Point (CP 12) 2:38 PM 7:21 AM Villamar (VL 17) Center Bargo (CB 1151) 2:42 PM 7:23 AM Villamar (VL 7) West Bargo (WB 46) 2:44 PM 7:27 AM CDC Villamar (VL 35) 2:48 PM 7:29 AM Villamar (VL 723) Villamar (VL 2232) 2:50 PM 7:33 AM Center Bargo (CB 1151) Villamar (VL 17) 2:51 PM 7:34 AM West Bargo (WB 46) Villamar (VL 7) 2:52 PM 7:38 AM Caravella Point (CP 12) CDC 2:54 PM 7:40 AM Elementary School Villamar (VL 723) 2:55 PM PICK-UP TIME LOCATION LOCATION DROP OFF TIME 7:25 AM Nob Hill (NH 22) Elementary School 2:35 PM 7:27 AM Nob Hill (NH 12) Granadillo Circle (GC 85)* 2:39 PM 7:29 AM Nob Hill (NH 33) Granadillo Point (GP 4) 2:43 PM 7:34 AM Granadillo Circle (GC 85)* Nob Hill (NH 22) 2:49 PM 7:36 AM Granadillo Point (GP 4) Nob Hill (NH 12) 2:51 PM 7:40 AM Elementary School Nob Hill (NH 33) 2:53 PM PICK-UP TIME LOCATION LOCATION DROP OFF TIME 7:25 AM Caribbean Circle (CC 39) Elementary School 2:35 PM 7:27 AM Caribbean Circle (CC 33) Caribbean Circle (CC 39) 2:43 PM 7:30 AM West Iguana (WI 2721) Caribbean Circle (CC 33) 2:45 PM 7:32 AM Iguana Terrace (IT 384) West Iguana (WI 2721) 2:48 PM 7:40AM Elementary School Iguana Terrace (IT 384) 2:50 PM PICK-UP TIME LOCATION LOCATION DROP OFF TIME 1st 5th Grade AM Bus #5 Kindergarten 5th grade PM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUS ROUTES 1st 5th Grade AM Bus #1 Kindergarten 5th grade PM 1st 5th Grade AM Bus #2 Kindergarten 5th grade PM 1st 5th Grade AM Bus #3 Kindergarten 5th grade PM 1st 5th Grade AM Bus #4 Kindergarten 5th grade PM Updated 8/17/2011 New bus stop shelters are pick up and drop off locations. Stops marked with an do not have a bus stop shelter. Bus Schedule


Photos and story byMC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Comedy Tour Brings Positive Message Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted comedian Bernie McGrenahans Happy Hour, Comedy with a Message tour at the Windjammer Ballroom, Aug. 17. McGrenahan presented his comedy show to the GTMO tion of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and sexual assault. McGrenahan, a native of New York and a 22 year veteran of professional comedy, has touted Happy Hour over col lege campuses and military bases for over 15 years. The tour substance abuse had on his life. Happy Hour focuses on my personal experiences with drugs and alcohol, how I negatively dealt with stress, and eventually overcame those obstacles to go on and do some thing positive and supportive for others, said McGrenahan. I hope to relate my story to any service member that may be ent outlook on life. McGrenahan, who lost his brother to alcohol-related suicide, promoted FFSCs and military Chaplains as pos itive resources for dealing with negative behavior. I hope that I can connect with a service member out there that is dealing with these issues and give them sources for support, said McGrenahan. I want to make people laugh, but also provide in spiration with a heartfelt story. McGrenahan said seeking help for substance abuse problems is a sign of courage and the mili tary is focused on saving careers and lives. This show is a powerful hour. It starts with laughter, I provide positive feedback and solu tions on how to deal with problems you may be facing, said McGenahan. McGrenahan said he tries to give the audience something more than laughter. At the end of the show, I want service members to feel like this wasnt a normal PowerPoint training, McGrenahan said. My goal is to not only make you laugh, but also to make you think.