Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00228
 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: 9/23/2011
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: UF00098616:00228
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SEPT. 23, 2011 uantanamo ay MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor NMCB 23 Completes Restoration Project for MCSFCOSeabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two-Three (NMCB23) complet ed a full restoration project for the Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sept. 23. The project was designed to restore the 25 foot Eagle, Globe and Anchor concrete insig nia located near the Northeast gate that sepa rates NS Guantanamo Bay from Cuba. The restoration of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor was initiated to repair the broken foundation and concrete of the seal itself, as Seabees Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two-Three (NMCB23) perform restoration operations for the Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maintenance project entails a full restoration of the concrete foundation and painted surface of the MCSFCO Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem, located near the Northeast gate, separting the Naval Station from Cuba.well as give it a face lift, said MCSFCO 1st Sgt. Richard Anderson. The maintenance operation comprised a full restoration of painted surface substrate scraping, painting, priming, and was com pleted with sealant. This maintenance is important because the Seabees originally built the emblem for the Marines, said NMCB 23Steelworker 1st Class Edward Ross. Its also a symbol that represents the presence of the lasting relationship be tween Seabees and the Marine Corps. Anderson said during the late 1950 s, as commu nism took hold of Cuba, the heightened tensions be A Navy College senior Education Services Specialist (ESS) is assigned on an additional duty -NAVSTAGTMOINST 1560.1A, Navy College Program REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite book: Favorite movie: Favorite musician: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite sports team: Greatest passion: Greatest accomplishment: Ambition/Goal: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) at Naval Station (NS) Guantana mo Bay, Cuba will begin phase three of their four-phase interior renovation project in Oct ober The four phase, $13 million renovation project, which is de signed to improve and modernize the facility, was initiated because of a 2009 incident resulting in ex tensive flood damage. trance first wing, (A-wing) shift outside of the hospital and to other temporary locations, said Lt.Cmdr. Willie Carter. The inpatient ward, patient ad ministration department, com mand suite, quarterdeck, and dental department will all move to temporary locations. Signs U.S. Naval Hospital Continue Renovations, Transition Departments and directions will be posted throughout the facility. Because of limited space, the dental department on the second floor will have two dental treat ment rooms, and their main re cords room for patient check-in, said Carter. The commands mobile dental van located behind the emergency room will also be utilized as a treatment area. Carter said besides aesthetics, renovation upgrades will feature the modernization of all fire pro tective infrastructure and plumb ing systems. Over the coming weeks, some of the major changes patients will see rather immediately will be the primary care clinic mov ing from their temporary space back into the main facility, said October, The main passageway (A-wing) will tem porarily be closed off for overhead and tile work, and some of the temporarily located departments will be moved back into the main build ing. All services pro vided at USNH will remain fully opera tional during the renovation process. USNH DIrector of Administration Lt.Cmdr. Willie Carter surveys newly renovated spaces before implementing phase 3 of a 4 phase, $13 million facility interior modernization and improvement project at NAVSTA Guantanamo Bays U.S. Naval Hospital, Sept. 20. Phase 3 is scheduled to begin in early Oct.


PAGE 3 S Security department participated in the Train the Trainer instructor course at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sept. 1923. The course, provided by Navy Region South east (CNRSE) officials, was held to qualify Sailors as small boat Coxswain instructors. Coxswains are in charge of the entire boat while underway, said Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jason Mickel, a student in the Train the Trainer course. The first weeks training re -G TMO Sailors Participate In Train The Trainer Instructor Course MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor quired us to learn how to instruct non-quali fied personnel on all facets of boat safety such as anchoring, towing, and man-overboard drills. Beginning Sept. 26, the newly qualified in structors will facilitate a week long Coxswains training course for non-qualified personnel. As instructors, we will use what weve learned to teach advanced safety and seaman curity departments maritime strategy, said Mickel. As instructors, we hope to provide future Coxswains as capable and reliable driv ers on the water.Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Gary Roughead, announced to the Fleet Sept. 20 repeal of the 18-year old statute known as t Tell, allowing gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members to begin serving openly. series informing leadership and Sailors as the Navy moved through planning and training towards the repeal. In this message, CNO ex plained to the Fleet how this significant policy change will be effectively implemented through command leadership and adherence to Navy s core values. I have been impressed with our training, de tailed preparation, demonstrated professional ism, and decency of our Navy as we prepared for repeal. You have supported the process admira bly and treated all your shipmates with dignity and respect. Thank you for how you have con ducted this transition, said Roughead. I know your superb professionalism will continue in the post repeal environment as our Navy continues to be a positive, inclusive environment for all. garding the repeal. The message explained that sexual orientation or lawful acts of homosexual conduct will not be considered as a bar to mili tary service or admission to service academies, ROTC or any other accession program. Accord ingly, Sailors who were discharged solely under Dont Ask, Don t Tell Repealed Chief of Naval PersonnelPublic Affairs t Tell may apply to reenter the Navy and can expect to be evaluated according to the same criteria and service requirements applicable to all prior-service members seeking reentry. While the primary focus of repeal has been on changes in the law, some of the most important aspects can be found in what will remain the same. For instance, sexual orientation will con tinue to be a personal and private matter. Cur rent and future Sailors will not be asked, nor be required to reveal, their sexual orientation. Standards of conduct remain unchanged. Ex isting Navy standards of conduct will continue to apply to all Sailors regardless of sexual ori entation. Enforcement of standards, including those related to public displays of affection, dress and appearance, and fraternization will be sexual orientation neutral. All members are responsible for upholding and maintaining the high standards of the U.S. Navy at all times and in all places. The diversity of the force will remain a strength. Success of the Navy is enabled by the diversity of our Sailors, representing many dif ferent racial, religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds, and by the expectation that all Sailors will be treated with dignity and respect. Accordingly, there will be no changes regarding the exercise of religious beliefs. All Sailors, regardless of sexual orientation, are entitled to an environment free from person al, social, or institutional barriers that prevent service members from rising to the highest level of responsibility possible. Story and photo illustration by MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor


(L-R) OSC Amy Zagorski, ADC Andrew Cruz, STGC Michael Spivey, MMC Cleveland Freeman, NDC Brent Roberts, HMC Robert Spahr, and MMC Edward Mangum perform Anchors Aweigh after advancing to Chief Petty Officer during the pinning ceremony at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. C ceremony held at Naval Station (NS) Guantana mo Bay, Cubas Windjammer Ballroom, Sept. 16. The formal service was held to recognize the seven NS Guantanamo Bay, Joint Task Force (JTF), and U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Sailors work and development leading up to becoming a Navy Chief. The pinning ceremony was a culmination of months of hard work and preparation by the Chief Bill Mesta. The 6 week induction season is ex tremely intense for all involved and the pinning ceremony is the formal, public recognition of the newest members of the Chief s Mess. Service members and civilians from GTMOs concluded the Induction Season. The selectees faced many challenges and were placed in extreme duress throughout the Induc tion Season, said Mesta. The induction process is focused on being able to make sound leadership decisions while under high levels of pressure. The training that they received was de signed to place the new Chiefs in realistic situa tions that simulate the pressure Chiefs overcome every day. Chief Machinists Mate Edward Mangum, Chief Cleveland Freeman, Chief Operations Specialist Amy Zagorski, Chief Aviation Machinists Mate Andrew Cruz, Chief Surface Sonar Technician Mi chael Spivey and Chief Hospital Corpsman Robert Spahr all received their combination covers and were pinned with anchor collar devices during the ceremony. My selection to Chief was a humbling experi ence, said Chief Machinists Mate Cleveland Free man. It has given me renewed energy to contin ue on with my journey in our Navy. My goal is to be the best Chief I can be, share the lessons Ive learned, and guide Sailors to success. GM1 Michael Braun Weapons DepartmentSeabees tween NS Guantanamo Bay and the Cuban gov ernment resulted in towers being installed on both sides of the fence line. The Cuban towers were initially only a few meters on the Cuban side of the fence, said An derson. Marines lived on the hill conducting operations, and were constantly harassed by the Cuban sentries. As time passed, the Cuban towers were even tually moved back into their own area of opera tions. When the towers moved, the Cubans would spotlight the marine barracks at the Northeast Gate, making it difficult to sleep, said Ander son. The NS Commander at the time tasked the Seabees with constructing the current emblem in place. They did this under the cover of gen eral purpose tents mostly in the hours of dark ness to disguise the work. lights continued to shine on the area. Once fully complete, the general purpose tents were dropped to reveal the emblem, said Anderson. Since that day, the spotlights have not been directed at our area of responsibility. Monthly Utility ConsuptionAugust 2011


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