Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00226
 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: 9/09/2011
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: UF00098616:00226
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SEPT. 09, 2011 uantanamo ay Story and photo by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Guantanamo Bay Conducts Scuba Safety Stand Down Representatives from Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bays Ocean Enterprises, Reef Raiders and Port Operations conducted a SCUBA safety stand down and registration review in the Bulkeley Hall auditorium, Sept. 6-9. The safety stand down was held to re-enforce the naval stations policies and guidelines for recreational SCUBA divers. During the stand down, recreational SCUBA diving was suspended Sept. 6-11 and divers Operations until they had received the re quired safety training. We have had some serious brushes with recreational diving related incidents, said NS Guantanamo Bays Command Master Chief, CMDCM(SW/EXW/AW) J.D. McKinney. We believed there was a need to temporarily stop diving at GTMO to get everyone on the same page with diving safety and the naval stations recreational diving regulations. All recreational scuba divers must complete a training session to be authorized for diving.LT Thomas Ware Port Operations Officer provides base residents Dive Safety and NAVSTA Dive Regulations Training at the Bulkeley Hall Auditorium. The training was conducted from Sept. 6-9. Mentoring is an essential ingredient in making sure we complete our missions by investing in our people through education. training and career development to achieve and maintain the skills required to execute our mission. Mentoring develops well rounded, professional Sailors and ensures those who eventually assume leadership roles have the skills needed to successfully complete the mission. -Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Instruction 1040.1, Mentorship Program REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite book: Favorite movie: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite sports team: Greatest passion: Currently working on: Musician: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba presented the annual Navy Domestic Abuse Awareness and Prevention General Military Train ing (GMT) at the FFSC training room, Sept. 6-8. In accordance with Operational Navy Instruction 1752.2B, service members received awareness and prevention training on what constitutes domestic abuse, the impact of domestic abuse on families, risk avoidance and personal responsibility. Domestic violence is not just a private family Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA), Carol Leaphart. Abuse is a crime with serious repercussions for loved ones, children, and the entire community. Leaphart said domestic violence can involve threats, forced isolation, and abusive physical con tact, and is rarely a one-time occurrence. The more information people know about do mestic abuse, the more they may be able to help someone who is going through it, said Leaphart. Story and photo by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor S ervice Members Receive Domestic Abuse Awareness TrainingC arol Leaphart, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate provides service members Domestic Abuse Awareness Training at the Fleet and Family Support Center. The training was conducted from Sept. 6-8.As DAVA, I want people to know, whether on this base or another installation, there is a coordinated response prepared in the event of domestic vio lence to keep them safe and protected. Leaphart said anyone experiencing domestic vi olence should call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-SAFE), or speak with a counselor or victim advocate at the FFSC.All U.S. Naval installations were directed to elevate their Force Protection Condition (FP CON) to BRAVO Sept. 4. the elevated FPCON status as a precautionary mea sure, prior to the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, BRAVO (more predictable threat exists) will re crease the security posture within the armed forces. Base residents traveling to military installations during heightened FPCON levels should be aware of increased antiterrorism measures. Travelers can expect an additional law enforce ment presence, additional baggage checks and addi tional checkpoints, said NS Guantanamo Bay Anti Eduardo Perez. Travelers are encouraged to arrive at airports earlier than required in anticipation for unexpected delays said Perez. recommended preventive actions and responses to terrorist threats against U.S. personnel and facilities. Base residents should never stop being aware of their surroundings and always report suspicious activity to law enforcement, said NS Guantanamo 2nd Class Stephen Caezza. If traveling, residents should always abide with the additional security re quirements, which may seem like an inconvenience however, a small price to pay. Caezza said FPCON s are designed to prevent, protect, detect and deter against terrorist incidents. The security of the installation should not just rest on the shoulders of the Security department, but should be the personal responsibility of everyone on the island, said Caezza. The normal FPCON for NS Guantanamo Bay is Bravo as directed by United States Southern Com mand (SOUTHCOM). D OD Elevates Force Protection Condition for U.S. N aval Installations During 9/11 Anniversary


PAGE 3 The Navy announced future regulation changes for female Sailors carrying handbags and nuclear weapons security insignia for enlisted personnel as signed to special weapons facilities in a message re leased Aug. 30. The changes, approved by the Chief of Naval Opera tions and announced in NAVADMIN 260/11, go into ef fect for handbags Oct. 30 and for nuclear weapons secu rity breast insignia next year. The NAVADMIN also included an update on the ser vice dress khaki uniform. Prototype designs are au thorized for wear until Oct. 1, 2011, and an approved uniform is projected to be available for purchase by Sep tember 2012. Female Sailors may carry handbags purchased from civilian sources as long as the handbags meet the fol lowing specifications: They must be plain black, brown or white grain leather New Uniform Regulation For Sailors AnnouncedChief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs or synthetic leather. Exotic materials are not authorized. Bags must be rectangular, 7.5-14 inches long, 5.5-11 inches high and 2-4 inches deep. Flaps must be magnetic or zippered, with brass-plated, silver, or gold colored closures. A strap must be of the same material as its purse, with brass-plated, silver, or gold colored buckles. Decorative stitching, embossed designs, visible orna mentation and manufacturers logos are not allowed. The new nuclear weapons security breast insignia is ex pected to be available in Aug 2012 from Navy Exchange uniform centers. This insignia is a 1.25-inch by 1-inch sil ver shield metal for service uniforms and embroidered for authorized working uniforms with a trident sur rounded by an atom symbol. The shield signifies the security mission. The atom sym bol signifies the strategic mission. At the bottom of the shield, there is a scroll with five openings on which stars can be mounted to indicate years of creditable service in the nuclear weapons security mis sion. Without stars, the scroll indicates one year of service in the mission. One to three gold stars indicate two to four years of service, and a silver star indicates five .At 7 a.m., on Sept. 11, 2001, I rolled into the print shop at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, SC. I recall wondering if I would be able to cut out early to get in a round at the base golf course. At around 9:40 a.m. we had all W here Were You on September 11, 2001 ?the printing equipment running when somebody stuck his head through the door and said, Somebody just I remember thinking that they must have been talk ing about a small personal plane like a Cessena as I re sponded, Sounds like some drunken tourist must have lost it, and I turned around and went back to work. Over the next 30 minutes or so people continued com ing into the shop wild-eyed and talking about a plane crash in New York City. We didnt have a television in plane hit the second tower. My Chief didnt even blink as he look up from his desk at me and said, The twin towers have been hit and we think they may have hit the Pentagon too. They are say ing there might be another plane out there too. We dont know who is doing this, but it has got to be terrorists. He then told me to get my shop secured and get out of here quickly. They are standing up the security re sponse team and something tells me they arent going to need any Lithographers to lock this place down. It hit meThe nuke school could be a prime target. So I locked up my space and headed home still not sure just what was going on. Once I made it back to my apartment, I turned on the TV and there it was...video of the tragedy that was un Whatever news agency I had tuned into already had the events of a day on a journalistic loop mixed in with live video from Washington D.C. and New York. I dont ing other than there was lots of speculation and vary ing bits of information about other planes that could be missing. Then the towers fell. Watching them crash onto themselves in a huge plume of smoke and ash, people running away in terrorI be gan to cry. This cant be happening, I thought as I slumped back onto the couch. This kind of thing doesnt happen in America. Where Were You Billy Gibson Bluzapalooza lead vocalist, entertains base residents while singing a musical blend of original and top Blues hits at NAVSTA GTMOs Windward Ferry Landing. The band performed from Sept. 3 as part of MWRs Labor Day weekend celebration.


Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Morale Welfare and Recreation department (MWR) and Armed Forces Entertainment presented Bluzapalooza at the Windward Ferry Landing, Sept. 3, on base. The outdoor-festival which included fair was provided to base residents as part of NS Guantanamo Bays Labor Day weekend celebration. I think its important for the commu nity to have a variety of activities, said MWR Community Activities Director the families at GTMO. The Bluzapalooza music tour headlined Billy Gibson, Beale Street Enter -Story and photos by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor tainer of the Year and 2009 Blues Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year. MacDonnell said over thirty resident vendors were also on hand, dishomemade jewelry, photography, and souvenirs. for the community is a great oppor tunity for MWR, said MacDonnell. We typically feature rock, country and pop artists, and to provide a night of Blues makes for an enjoyable and unique experience. In addition to Billy Gibson, Bluzapalooza which was created by Blues producers Steve Simon and John Hahn, included other notable Blues artist hailing from Memphis, Tenn. W e Remember 9 /1 1Lt. Douglas Holmes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deputy command chaplain GM1 Michael Braun Weapons DepartmentWhere Were You At some point I fell asleep on my couch. I woke up in my pitch black apartment to the sound of accelerating jet engines and bright lights coming through the living room window. air travel around the country had been grounded. This cant be happening, I thought. Then I remembered that my apartment was in the Charleston Air Force Base. were ok and werent going to come crashing down on my apartment. But thinking rationally didnt keep the hair on my arms from crawling or the pit in my stomach At some point during that horrible evening my ter with fear while in the comfort of my home in downtown U.S.A. was unacceptable. I knew that as a Navy Lithographer I was never going our country was going to respond and that I was go ing to do whatever a Navy Lithographer could do to see that this never happens again. country forever. To this day service members and civil ians are working tirelessly to end the threat of extrem ists who threaten our very way of life. I have many memories over the last 10 years, but the images of September 11, 2001 are by far the most vivid. On Sept. 11, 2011 I am going to take a moment to re place. I am going to take a bit of time to think about the victims who lost their lives that day and the dedicated safe from those who would do us harm. W watched the nation grieve. Some of us have even stood the World Trade Center stood and watched two huge lights beam into the sky. Some of us even remember years earlier when they stood on the observation deck on the South Tower and thought maybe one day they would bring their family there to view the great city of New York. Others recall the day from their ships and others from military posts throughout the world. Certainly there is much to remember on that momentous day in September when the clear skies turned into chaos. Almost all of us have our own heard of the planes that went down into the Pentagon, the Penn sylvania ten years later we remember in somberness but also in hopeful ness. Places that have been wounded are in the process of healing and some have made great strides in recovery. Certainly, scars will memorial benches in the Pentagons garden, and the felt loss of those who died. Now as you remember 9.11 take a moment and say a prayer for those who have lost so much, a prayer for our military, our enemies, and for peace. C haplainsCorner


PAGE 7 TheSCOOP GTMOJOB HUNT VEHICLESGTMOSHOPPER ELECTRONICS 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. 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 GOODSR ECREATIONAL S CUBA 9/11 F REEDOM RUN FOR THE FALLEN CFL C ERTIFICATION C OURSE H ALF OFF BOWLING R & B E NTERTAINMENT Y OUTH S OCCER L EAGUE P ARENT S N IGHT O UT P IRATES D AY FUN RUN JTF S S AFE R IDE H OME N AVY A DVANCEMENT EX AM S CHEDULE S E X UAL ASSAULT SURVEY NFL F OOTBALL S UNDAYS M ONDAY N IGHT F OOTBALL S PECIAL C RIC K ET T OURNAMENT MWR DON SECRETARY OC CUPATIONAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN F AMILY L IFE S PECIALIST I NSTRUMENT M ECHANIC S UPPLY TECHNICIAN FN C OO K (ASSISTANT) To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of BOWLING MANAGER C HILD AND Y OUTH P ROGRAM A SSIS TANTS AU TO SK ILLS MANAGER R ECREATION A SSISTANT (F LE X IBLE ) R ECREATION A SSISTANT C OMMUNITY A CTIVITIES To apply for a job, call the MWR Human FRIDAY SEPT. 09 8 p.m.: Monte Carlo (last showing) 10 p.m.: Friends with Benefits (new) SA TURDAY SEPT. 10 8 p.m.: Winnie the Pooh 10 p.m.: Captain America SUNDAY SEPT. 11 8 p.m.: Harry Potter ATDH 2 MONDAY SEPT. 12 8 p.m.: TUESDAY SEPT .13 8 p.m.: Transformers 3 (last showing) WEDNESDAY SEPT 14 8 p.m.: Zookeeper THURSDAY SEPT 15 8 p.m.: Horrible Bosses CALL THE MOVIE HO TLINE @ 4880MOVIE SDOWN T OWN LYCEUM C . O m OUTDOOR REC TEXT BOOKS MISC YARD SALES FIREFIGHTERS NOT O FFICE M ANAGER Story and photo by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay TRADOC Rock P lays For G TMO ResidentsThe Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba presented the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) band TRADOC Rock at three venues on base, Sept. 7-9. TRADOC Rock, comprised of Army service members from Fort Eustis, Va., was brought to the base by MWR to entertain the community. Our mission is to provide support for troops Sgt. Patricia Conyers. Playing music for those service members and their families who endure long training days while being deployed down range is a huge honor for us.Army Staff Sgt. Patricia Conyers TRADOC Rock Lead vocalist, entertains base residents while singing a musical blend of Top 40, R&B, Country, and Pop hits at NAVSTA GTMOs Tiki Bar. The band performed from Sept. 7-9 at venues throughout the base.TRADOC Rock provided the audience with a musical blend of Top 40, R&B, Country and Pop hits. Conyers said TRADOC Rock is dedicated to providing support for the U.S. Armys rewhile entertaining audiences across the country. Its very important for us to provide entertainment to the residents of GTMO, said Conyers. When youre isolated on an island, its important to have some variety, and were here to provide a taste of home. TRADOC develops the Army s Soldier and Civilian leaders, and designs, develops, and integrates capabilities, concepts and doc trine in order to build an Army that is a versatile mix of tailor able, adaptable, and networked organizations operating on a rotational cycle for Full Spectrum Operations; Support the Armys Human Capital Core Enterprise and sustain the All-Volunteer Force.