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AUG. 26, 2011 uantanamo ay T he Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) program at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba conducted an eight day summer camp for GT MOs youth, Aug. 17-25. D EFY is a program of fered to children ages risk behaviors by giving students the tools they Story and photos by MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor D.E.F.Y. Day Camp Program Educates GTMO Youth MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Guantanamo Bay Weathers Hurricane Irene C Hibbert at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ordered Hur ricane Condition of Readiness (COR) In coordination with NS Guantana mo Bays Emergency Operation Center cane Irene moved northeast of the base. tanamo Bay for the duration of hurricane season, Jun. 1-Nov. 30. Base residents are reminded to inventory their emer gency supply kits and stay informed on the latest information utilizing base me dia outlets. The NS Guantanamo Bay Emergency Management working group (EM) up dates EM plans and processes, and the EM conducts EOC drills. The EM met Aug. 21 to determine the storms status as initial weather reports showed storm track model ing for Irene to make possible landfall on base. tioned NS Guantanamo Bay to COR four, Aug. 22, said NS Guantanamo Bay Emergency Management eral steps taken to transition to COR four. One of the most vital when moving up the COR levels is person nel accountability. At press time, The National Hurricane Center reports Irene, lingering in the Bahamas, could become a Cat egory four storm and impact the U.S. east coast any where from N.C. to New York, this weekend. need to resist substance abuse and develop positive social skills. DEFY was put together to assist in family readiness by edu ter at Arms 1st class Jodi Hurlbut, NS Guantanamo Bay DEFY how to counteract peer pressure, bullying, and advice for con D EFY, established in 1993, is a nationwide, professionally de veloped curriculum that incorporates key characteristics of suc DEFY
DEFY Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 1711.1, Scuba Diving at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite GTMO restaurant: My Favorite sports team: Greatest passion: Currently working on: Musician: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: I of life aboard Naval Station (NS) Guantana mo Bay, Cuba, the Housing Department distrib uted Aug. 23-25. T he survey is being used to gather information living at NS Guantanamo Bay and will be con ducted until Oct. These surveys inform housing department of ficials what changes residents would like to see may have, said NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Un H ood said the surveys allow all housing resi dents the opportunity to suggest areas of im provement by rating the overall appearance and MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor H ousing Survey Gives B ase Residents a Voice condition of their home. If the residents want to see changes, this is projects such as screened in patios, sidewalks, and playground improvements have stemmed from past surveys. My goal is to let the commu nity know we really want to hear from them. S ervice members and civilians should contact their chain of command or the housing office to Surveys are currently being issued to com mands throughout the base, and wed like to have a positive return by the beginning of Octo dents that live in NS Guantanamo Bay family housing, barracks, fair market rentals, and Joint H ood said residents may return the surveys by mail with the accompanying prepaid enve lope, or bring them to the housing department. Residents in family housing may take their sur veys on-line, but will need to provide the serial code found on the paper copy. t he U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During this camp, we provide interac ment, and the police station, said Hurlbut. D EFY information on their area of expertise; as well as reinforce the positive message of reaching their full potential by avoid ing drug and alcohol abuse. H goal of DEFY is to empower military youth to build posi tive, healthy life styles as drug free, successful citizens. This program helps kids connect with a mentor, who can educate them on the pos sible dangers facing them in the world, DEFY gives them the tools they need for a positive future.
PAGE 3 S tudents headed back to school at Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) this year at overseas installa tions will face a three year phased increase in student meal prices 111-296). Beginning school year 2011-2012, students participating in the will begin paying 50 cents more per meal, followed by a 25 cent Act and the Child Nutrition Act. It is a DoD program that fol lows many of the same regulations and guidelines as schools throughout the United States that participate in USDAs National School food authorities will charge elementary students $2.55 and secondary students $2.70 per meal under the new pricing structure. By fall 2013, elementary students paying full price for a school-provided lunch will be charged $3.05 per lunch and sec ondary students $3.20. gram will not be impacted by the meal cost increases as the cost in over a three year period to bring students healthier food choic meal prices. This law, plus the fact that meal prices have not kept pace with the increased costs to provide meals during the past seven years have led to an increase in prices, said Charles D ear God, w e come before you today to thank you for the blessing of our children as they be gin a new school year. ters ears and eyes to learn. day, and bring them safely home again. Thank you for the excellent education that their C haplains Corner N avy Families See First School Meal Increase in 7 Years Navy Installations Command Public Affairs increase will help ensure that school food authorities have fund ing available to support serving nutritious meals to all students. school lunch and breakfast programs nationwide with a focus of improving child nutrition. s children thrive and grow to be healthy adults, said U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Ser to healthy, balanced, nutritious school lunches. By increasing the number of students eligible to enroll in school meal programs taneously tackles both hunger and the obesity levels currently The legislation authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA s USDA-approved and nutritious option for Navy families with school-age children. For more information on DoD meal programs, families are en For more information about Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit us at www.cnic.navy.mil. MC1(SW/AW) Monique K. Hilley Back to School Blessing Lt. Douglas Holmes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deputy command chaplain teachers, principals and other staff provide. May you make our DoDDEA s school a great and safe place. we seek your will in everything we do. Amen.
Story and photos by MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo ceum, Aug. 19. T he eight-member production, which featured dance, aerial acrobatics and trapeze performances, provided the community with a taste of Frenchthemed-circus inspired theatrics. into a world of surreal impossibilities, of skill, strength and agility. This per formance creates an atmosphere that appeals to the audiences emotions in a spanned the globe for over 20 years, in cluding Russia, Japan, and China. the world, including Canada and Rus background in gymnastics and theater and provide a visually creative show. T assembly performed to a set of special ef This high-energy production is perfect for audiences young and old, said Chin. families of GTMO, and we are fortunate to be able to give back to the troops that serve and protect us.
hen I rolled into boot camp in 1995, I had absolutely no desire to follow orders. The idea that some body could tell me what to do, and that Navys boot camp is manned by highly ers, who used their powers of persua sion to teach me the way of the military world. learned that locking my knees on while standing in formation was a bad idea, I began to realize that all of the orders that were being directed my way were for a reason. Recently, I encountered a group of Sailors heading out on a GTMO liberty adventure. One member of the group was wearing a shirt that was basically a carwash rag without any sleeves and a hole to slip his head through. gave me the stink-eye and walked back to me. I asked. As I pulled the scalp back over my forehead and fought the urge to call Davy Jones up from the depths of GTMOs harbor, eled a long way from my barracks to get here so I am going to Right about now I began to lose a bit of my cool and made it crystal clear exactly what this Sailor was going to do and let Once again I got the stink eye and am sure some choice names where running through his head about at that %^#@ Master Chief rode down the hill on his bike (BAH..BAH.. BUUUUM). As military members we are issued orders from day one of ourselves in a lot of trouble when orders are not followed. Now does this mean that we shouldnt go about our busi is important that we understand the orders we are issued to ensure successful completion of the mission. Now, had the aforementioned Sailor said something along sionalism at all times. Not to mention, the CMC is going to be heading this way any second and is going to tear you a new one if he sees that shirt. Orders, rules, regulations, policies and standards are vital it can seem like we are overwhelmed with directions, these guides are there for a reason and we are expected to follow them. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas United States Naval Hospital Dental Department celebrated the Dental Corps 99th birthday with c ourtesy photo by USNH GTMO GTMOs Dental Department Celebrates Dental Corps Birthday
PAGE 7 The SCOOP GTMO JOB HUNT VEHICLES GTMO SHOPPER 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 GOODS BEACH DAY 9/11 FREEDOM RUN FOR THE FALLEN CRAFT FAIR CFL CERTIFICATION COURSE HALF-OFF BOWLING R & B ENTERTAINMENT YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE PARENTS NIGHT OUT PIRATES DAY FUN RUN BLUZAPALOOZA JTFS SAFE RIDE HOME. CALLING ALL LOCAL MUSICIANS NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION HOURS NAVY ADVANCEMENT EXAM SCHEDULE SCUBA SAFETY STAND DOWN RECREATIONAL SCUBA MWR DON SECRETARY TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REP FN CUSTODIAL WORKER, To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of BOWLING MANAGER CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSIS TANTS AUTO SKILLS MANAGER RECREATION ASSISTANT (FLEXIBLE) RECREATION ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES To apply for a job, call the MWR Human FRIDAY AUG. 26 8 p.m.: Zookeeper 10 p.m.: Transformers 3 SATURDAY AUG. 27 8 p.m.: Monte Carlo 10 p.m.: Bad Teacher SUNDAY AUG. 28 8 p.m.: Larry Crowne MONDAY AUG. 29 8 p.m.: TUESDAY AUG. 30 8 p.m.: Mr. Poppers Penguins (last showing) WEDNESDAY AUG. 31 8 p.m.: Cowboys and Aliens THURSDAY SEPT. 1 8 p.m.: Horrible Bosses CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880 MOVIES DOWNTOWN LYCEUM C . O OUTDOOR REC L LOST & FOUND MISC YARD SALES FIREFIGHTERS NOT OFFICE MANAGER
F ind us on Facebook w ww.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay Photo Illustration by MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor LT Courtney Gordon-Tennant T he Ins and Outs of Powers of Attorney Q and A Q. What are the most common uses of a POA? A. I f you are moving and you need someone to handle ter, store, maintain, or use your vehicle. You can appoint someone to ship or receive your household goods. If you for you or purchase real estate on your behalf. Q. How long does it last? A. As long as you want. You choose the end date wheth Q. A. thority as if you were signing. The longer the timeframe and the most powers given, the most powerful the docu ment. Q. A. This should be given only to someone that you trust. Your agent is empowered to conduct real estate transac tions (buy, sell, conduct maintenance, etc.), personal prop es, and manage your insurance. Q. What if I no longer want my agent to act for me? A. will be bound by the transactions that your agent makes. with a clear termination date. Q. Where can I get a POA? A. NAVSTA: office M on., ed. F ri. 8 : 30 a.m. 11 a.m. M on. -Th urs. 1p.m. 3p.m. JTF: a ll day students, and maintain a 3.5 grade point average spanning two academic sessions. Columbia College Students make Deans List