Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00230
 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: 10/07/2011
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).
 Record Information
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: UF00098616:00230
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OCT. 07, 2011 uantanamo ay MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor GTMO Sailors Participate in MCPONs CPO-365 ProgramChief Petty Officers (CPO) and First Class Petty Offi cers (FCPO) attached to Naval Station (NS) Guanta namo Bay, Cuba participated in a softball game at Cooper Field, Sept. 30, on base. The game was held in support of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick Wests year-round, Navy-wide CPO-365 program, which is designed to enhance training, build teamwork and engage FCPOs as they strive to become CPOs. This is a chance to get our FCPOs to feel as if we are preparing them to enter the CPO Mess, said NS Guanta namo Bay Command Master Chief J.D. McKinney. The CPO-365 program is an opportunity for Chiefs to interact and mentor FCPOs outside of the workplace so they can learn how Chiefs do business. McKinney said phase one of MCPON Wests CPO-365 program began Sept. 17. During this phase, Command Master Chiefs utilize CPO leadership to train FCPOs on their expectations as well as perform fitness and nutri tional assessments of all FCPOs to develop a personal training plan that will foster sound physical readiness. FCPOs are also encouraged to participate in commu nity service events with CPOs including CPO runs in con junction with local road races/fun runs, and contribute to other community relations efforts such as facilities and landmark restoration projects, said McKinney. Phase one also involves periodic CPO/FCPO/Wardroom combined teambuilding events, training at Fleet Family Support Center (FFSC) and Navy and Marine Corps Re lief Society offices, and sponsor and indoctrination, men torship, Perform to Serve, Navy Equal Opportunity, and heritage training sessions. the service members start of separtation leave and/or job/house hunting assignment. -NAVSTAGTMOINST 1610.1, Fitness/Evaluation Report Processing Timelines 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: Currently working on: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) per sonnel at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba administered influenza vaccinations for active-duty military personnel Oct. 5, on base. The mandatory combined H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccine was offered to combat the spread of the virus during the flu season which usually begins in October and can last until May. It is important for all service mem bers to receive this vaccine to avoid get ting the virus as influenza can poten tial be fatal, said NS Guantanamo Bay Preventive Medicine Technician Hospi tal Corpsman 2nd Class Clint Messer schmidt. Once vaccinated, the human body builds immunities to counteract the effects of influenza, if you are to come in contact with the virus. Service members were required to fill out a medical questionnaire, and G depending on their answers, were pro vided either the injectable or inter-nasal mist vaccine. Administering the vaccine is a pre cautionary measure to prevent the symp toms of influenza, said Messerschmidt. Keeping the community healthy is a top priority during the flu season.MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Port Operations de partment hosted a SCUBA safety stand down and registration review in the Bulkeley Hall auditorium, Oct. 7. The safety stand down straggler-ses sion was presented to increase recre ational diver safety awareness. The stand down covered recreational diving rules and regulations along with beach boundaries, take limits, spearfishing safety, and consequences for violating those rules and regulations, said Port Operations Assistant Lead -G TMO Port Operations Department Host SCU BA Safety Stand Down Straggler Sessioning Petty Officer Boatswains Mate First Class Lisa Alkire. This safety training was offered for those registered and non-registered recreational divers who did not attend the previous stand down in Sept. Alkire said this stand down was the final training session for the year, reenforcing the naval stations policies and guidelines for recreational SCUBA divers. Registered recreational divers who did not attend this session will have to come to Port Operations and be given the brief one-on-one before they are al lowed to dive again, said Alkire.


PAGE 3 Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will observe Energy Awareness Month Oct. 1-31, on base. This years Energy Awareness Month themed Turn Words into Action; Turn Action into Results, is de signed to promote energy conservation for base resi dents. GTMO is an isolated base and produces all of its own electricity and water, said NS Guantanamo Bay Resource Efficiency Manager Tim Wagoner. It is everyone s responsibility to conserve whenever pos sible. Wagoner said base residents will be offered numer ous displays during the month providing the commu -G TMO Promotes Energy Awareness Month MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Did you know that the leading cause of recreational mishaps is pick-up basketball games? How does Safety know this? Trend analysis. How does Safety track trends? Via mishap reporting. Safety does not just track catastrophic mishaps. Safety tries to track all mishaps. If youve visited a doctor or were treated on the spot, a mishap report S A F ET Y D E P A R T M ENT DI D-YA-KNOW nity with tips on efficient water consumption, energy and lighting use. Energy Awareness Month centers on achieving a clean and secure energy economy, while saving taxpayer dol lars, by turning awareness into action, intent into invest ment, and opportunities into outcomes. Get into the habit of turning off the lights when you leave a room, advised Wagoner. Simple things like repairing a leaky faucet or turning off the water when brushing your teeth can make a tremendous difference in energy use. President George Bush proclaimed October as Energy Awareness Month Sept. 13, 1991. Since then, the Depart ment of Energy has conducted energy awareness cam paigns annually to promote the wise and efficient use of our nations energy.G Commence C lass Session egistration MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The Columbia College chapter at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will commence class session registration until Oct. 28. Registration is being held for Oct.-Dec. in-seat classes (Music, Algebra, Spanish) as well as hundreds of online courses in all subjects. October 1st, said NS Guantanamo Bay Columbia College Director Michael Matheny. That means a fresh allocation value to their compensation; a value that is free to access. Columbia College, located in NS Guantanamo Bays Chapel Annex, provide student support in college level leges through test proctoring services. We are an excellent resource for the base community, and making progress on higher education goals is a fantastic way to be positive and productive while stationed dents engaged in the college experience. For initial advising, Navy personnel need to contact the The admissions process is completed with an online on Columbia Colleges website www.ccis.edu/apply Army personnel may apply at www.goarmyed.com. tant component that supports positive morale in this community, said Matheny. Having a college degree opens up employment opportunities and makes an individual more versatile and marketable in jobs they can qualify for as they transition from duty station to duty station. Acafor promotion and rank advancement. so too does the variety of academic support services proThe advising process supports students in all areas, including the application process for tuition assistance and conducts academic skill building workshops and hosts a new student orientation twice a year. ing dive plans. A Safety Stand-down reviled that a number of individuals did not understand the rules. This misunderstanding could have resulted in a mishap. Mishaps can be reported via ESAMS, USNH emergency room records, in person, or via super visor. All work related mishaps are reported to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration annually. This report is also MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Port Operations department conducted an Oil Spill Response drill, Oct. 6. The monthly training is designed to synchronize proper clean-up and disposal methods between NS Guantanamo Bay Environmental Management and Port Operation departments, in the event of an actual environmental mishap. By simulating an oil spill casualty, we ensure our response time and removal oil spill mishap, said Maintenance and Conduct Oil Spill Response TrainingMaterial Manager (3MC) Chief Hull Technician Guy Kuhl. Its important for our Sailors to support the Environmental Management contractors during an actual casualty, maintaining the bases oil spill response plan. The training scenario utilized skimmer small boats for waste collection, and waste disposal pumper trucks for waste removal. If there is ever an oil spill here, cleanThis training prepares our Sailors and contractors, making sure we know what were doing.


GM1 Michael Braun G MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The Fire Department at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is hosting Fire Prevention Week (FPW), Oct. 10-14, on base. Fire Prevention Week is an annual, national campaign de signed to educate community members about the dangers of provide information on protecting their homes and families with life saving technology. This years theme for the safety measures, then you are placing yourself, family, friends, co-workers, and your home, workplace, or business at a higher neglect that can catch us by surprise when we least expect it. During FPW, NS Guantanamo Bays Fire Department will onstrations, and provide educational information for base resi ity could potentially save your life or the lives of others.


PAGE 7 TheSCOOP GTMOJOB HUNT VEHICLESGTMOSHOPPER ELECTRONICS after HOUSEHOLD GOODSH ALF OFF BOWLING JTF S S AFE R IDE H OME NFL F OOTBALL S UNDA Y S M ONDA Y N IGHT F OOTBALL S PECIAL D OMESTIC V IOLENCE A WARENESS 5K OKTOBERFEST 236 TH NAV Y BIRTHDA Y BALL YOUTH C HEERLEADING (5-7, 8-12) AND Y OUTH DANCE (12-18) UFC: E DGAR VS MA Y NARD R EEF RAIDERS CLUB MEETING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 5 K H OLIDA Y DOUBLE FEATURE Y OUTH CENTER OPEN HOUSE F LAG F OOTBALL L EAGUE C Y P P UMPKIN PATCH OPENS MWR DONSECRETAR Y P URCHASING A GENT M ATERIALS H ANDLER To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of A UTO S KILLS MANAGER W AITER /W AITRESS (F LE X IBLE ) W AREHOUSE WORKER ( REGULAR FULL TIME ) ID C HECKER (F LE X IBLE ) R ECREATION A SSISTANT C OMMUNIT Y A CTIVITIES SPECIAL EVENTS (F LE X IBLE ) F OOD SERVICE WORKER ( FLE X IBLE ) C OOK (F LE X IBLE ) C Y P A SSISTANT (F LE X IBLE AND FULL TIME ) BARTENDER (F LE X IBLE ) R ECREATION A IDE (F LE X IBLE ) To apply for a job, call the MWR Human FRIDAY OCT. 07 Dolphin Tale (new) The Help (new) SATURDAY OCT. 08 The Smurfs (last) Fright Night (new) SUNDAY OCT. 09 Crazy, Stupid, Love (last) The Help (new) MONDAY OCT. 10 Cowboys and Aliens (last) TUESDAY OCT. 11 30 Min. or Less WEDNESDAY OCT. 12 Planet of the Apes THURSDAY OCT. 13 Final Destination 5 C ALL THE MOVIE HO TLINE @ 4880MOVIE SDOWN T OWN LYCEUM G OUTDOOR REC $ MISC Y ARD SALES LOST AND FOUND S MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Morale, Welfare and Recreations (MWR) Child and Bil Lepp Sept. 29-30, on base. Lepp performed at three venues on base, providing educational entertain ment for students and community members. My stories arent always complete ly true, but they are always based on honest experiences, said Lepp. My goal is to provide entertainment, help people forget their troubles, and pro vide the audience with some memo rable, humorous stories.He won the [WV Liars] contest and has been honing his lying skills ever since. -John Roach, National Geographic NewsLepp, five time champion of the West Virginia Liars Contest, spins tales of exaggerated circumstances and was recently nominated for the 2011 Na tional Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Award. Bil Lepp is a master storyteller of tall tales, said School Liaison Offi cer Chris Dickson. He is a festival favorite at storytelling events across the country and it was a great oppor tunity to be able to bring him here for our students and community to expe rience the art of storytelling.