Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00231
 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: 10/14/2011
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: UF00098616:00231
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OCT. 14, 2011 uantanamo ay MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor G TMO s Fire Department Host Fire Prevention WeekNaval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Fire Department is hosting Fire Prevention Week (FPW), Oct. 10-14, on base. Fire Prevention Week is an annual, national cam paign designed to educate community members about the dangers of fire. Practicing fire safety daily and making fire preven tion a priority could potentially save your life or the lives of others, said NS Guantanamo Bay Fire Inspec tor Clifford Foley. Every 87 seconds, a home fire is reported and on average, seven people die from home fires each day. This years theme is Protect Your Family from Fire. If you arent proactive and arent practicing simple fire safety measures, then you are placing yourself, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Fire Inspector Clifford Foley instructs Master at Arms 3rd Class Jasmine Hudson on proper fire extinguisher use at the NEX Atrium during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 10-14. The Guantanamo Bay Fire Department conducted numerous firefighting demonstrations and provided educational information for community members throughout Fire Prevention Week, focusing on the importance of prevenitng fire. FIRE PREVENTION TIPS your home, workplace, or business at a higher risk of fire, said Foley. During FPW, NS Guantanamo Bays Fire Department conducted firefighting demonstrations, and provide educational information for base residents on the im portance of fire prevention. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemo rate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began Oct. 8, but did most of its damage the following day. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first national Fire Prevention Day proclamation. Fire Pre vention Week is the longest running week-long safety education campaign for which U.S. Presidents have is sued formal proclamations. The Commands Coin Award Program is a means of recognizing achievements of person nel attached to the staff and subordinate commands. This award program is separate and distingct from all other award programs. Awards may be made for excellence in accomplishment on a one-time basis provided the accomplishment is unique and clearly contributes to increased effectiveness and efficiency. -NAVSTAGTMOINST 1650.3, Command Coin Award Program REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: N/A Hero: Favorite TV show: Favorite hobby: Favorite book: Favorite movie: Favorite musician: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite sports team: Greatest passion: N/A Greatest accomplishment: N/A Ambition/Goal: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The Defense Media Activity De tachment (DMA/Radio GTMO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will temporarily discontinue live local broadcast programming, Oct. 17. Satellite programming will take place of the local broadcasts with the excep tion of the NS Guantanamo Bay Com manding Officer Capt. Kirk Hibbert hosted Openline, as DMA officials implement format change. In the very near future, the com munity can expect more live program ming, said DMA Officer in Charge Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stanley Travioli. Our product will provide base residents with a refined music selection as well as continually current information. Were focused on enhancing our broadcast mission.R adio GTMO Goes Dark Reformats Schedule The Defense Media Activity Detachment (Radio GTMO) at NS Guantanamo Bay prepares to temporarily discontinue live local broadcasts during reformatting, shedule changes and operational training.Live broadcasts will resume once for mat and operational training is com plete. We will provide the community with better radio news, better radio shows, and better commercials, said Travioli. Were going to work smarter while put ting out a quality product for the base. Navy News Service, Washington, D.C.MCPON W est S ends 2 36th Navy B irthday MessageShipmates and Navy families, a s we honor the birth of the United States Navy 236 years ago, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all Sailors, civil ians and family members for their service and dedication to our great Navy team. Our traditional maritime requirements, counter-piracy efforts and the many nontraditional missions we have adopted in support of overseas contingency opera tions are making a difference every day. On any given day, we have at least 150 ships and 25 submarines underway, and let s not forget about our Sailors who are boots on ground. That s more than 40,000 Sailors who are deployed, on station around the world executing our Navy s core capabilities of the maritime strategy. From our beginning in 1775 with just six frigates to our present-day highly diversi fied, modern Fleet with a total of 285 de ployable ships and submarines, our Navy is the best it has ever been. Our Navy has remained steadfast and ready for 236 years, and we continue to be ready to an swer every call our nation makes thanks to your outstanding dedication and selfless support. I also want to say thank you and ex press my sincere appreciation to our Navy families for your continued love and sup port of your Sailor and our Navy. You are the cornerstone of a Sailor s readiness and your role is vitally important. Please take a moment to remember the thousands of our Shipmates who are de ployed around the world vigilantly stand ing the watch, and those who have gone before us in service to our great nation. Happy birthday shipmates ... you look pretty darn good to be 236 years old! HOOYAH!


PAGE 3 roads in GTMO are narrow and running or walking on a road increases the risk to the individual. There is also the question of good sense; why run on the road when there is a sidewalk on the other side? There are a number of roads in GTMO that pose a S A F ET Y D E P A R T M ENT DI D-YA-KNOW Hill Rd requires extra caution because these roads have a number of blind curves yet runners and walkers use it constantly. Behavioral Science has proven that just because a person has done something risky in the past and was uninjured does not mean it cannot happen. Doing behavior. The more they do the risky behavior and remain uninjured the more they are certain that nothing can happen to them. The key is trying to convince the individual that just because they were not injured it does not make them immune to injury. Just because you have on MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is observ ing Energy Awareness Month until Oct. 31. This years Energy Awareness Month themed Turn Words into Action; Turn Action into Results, is designed to promote energy conservation for base residents. President George Bush proclaimed October as Energy Awareness Month Sept. 13, 1991. Since then, the Depart ment of Energy has conducted energy awareness cam our nations energy. Wagoner said it is everyone s responsibility to conserve whenever possible.G TMO Observes Energy Awareness Month Promotes Energy Conservation A view of the wind turbines at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The wind turbines are one of the numerous methods NS Guantanamo Bay utilizes to produce and conserve energy. Photograph by MCC Bill Mesta. area and then reduce background or ambient light levels. when you turn on your air conditioner. on your ceiling fans. These fans create air movement across the skin, lowering skin temperature through evaporation. drop per second can waste 2,400 gallons of water a year. ter running. You ll use only 1 gallon of water instead of up to 15 gallons. t leave the water running when brushing your teeth. You could save as much as 9 gallons each time you brush. water each time you wash dishes. to 25 gallons of water each time you wash dishes. t leave the water running when brushing your teeth. You could save as much as 9 gallons each time you brush. C haplainsCorner I and her eyes were full of life. She looked around and at me and it seemed as I looked deep in these eyes an unfathom able depth of wonder at the world was there. This baby was full of life. We are full of life and we have so much go ing on in it, sometimes we cannot even see how much we really do have. There is so much to explore and so much to do that every day is precious. Did you know that you are precious? You are specially made, unique and worth more Psalm 72:14 that your lives are precious to him. Every day is more than a breath; it is a day of opportunity. May you cease each day. When youre sinking, keep your head above water and look for the branch to get you out, the Chaplain and others are here to help. LI F E I S WO R TH LIVING NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Deputy Command Chaplain MC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department at Naval Sta tion (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba pre sented Oktoberfest at the Windjammer Ballroom, Oct. 9. The open-to-all-ages event was held to entertain the community while fea turing traditional German-themed food, music and dance. Were serving up some authentic German fare this evening, said MWR Community Activities Director Amiee 2009 that weve celebrated Oktoberfest, and this experience helps us bring a taste of the fall season to the commu nity. Oktoberfest featured a costume con test and live music from family-band, The Swinging Bavarians. The Swinging Bavarians are all of German ancestry and have an average of 25 years of entertaining and per forming experience, said MacDonnell. They specialize in music from oldcountry Germany and Austria and are providing a real Oktoberfest feeling to please the audience. GTMO Celebrates Oktoberfest


Family band, The Swinging Bavariansperform authenitic German and Austrian music while entertaining the GTMO community during MWRs Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest featured a costume contest, traditional food, dance, and music at the Windjammer Ballroom, Oct. 9th.FIRE PREVENTION TIPS combustibles such as grease or paper. Keep a multi-pur Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Every bedroom and level of a home, including dining rooms, hallways and utility rooms, should have a smoke detector. Never ery six months or when chirping. And, replace old detecAvoid smoking when tired so that you dont fall asleep with a lit smoking device. Use a non-combustible receptacle or ashtray. Store matches and lighters away from children. Keep candles clear from draperies and all other combustibles. Candles should be placed on a hard, stable and non-com bustible surface. Keep candles out of reach from children. Develop an escape plan and practice EDITH (which is an drills at work. Establish a muster area. Never go back into a burning building. Teach kids how to dial and use 9-1-1 and 4911. Crawl low If using a portable space heater, keep at least 3 feet of clear ance from all combustible materials, and only plug directly into a wall outlet. Avoid overloading multiple extension cords, non-surge protected power taps, wall outlets and breakers.. Extenthe cord should be unplugged and put away. For permanent use and for protecting certain electrical equipment, use surge suppressors. Equipment should be in good operating condition, with no exposed wires. Clean dryer lint traps. tories, and use ccording to manufacturers instructions. GM1 Michael Braun Weapons Department Melanie Resto, Cuban Community Program Manager and Diana Polica of W.T. Sampson Highschool, address GTMO community members at the Hispanic American Heritage Lunch and Learn at the Gold Hill Galley, Oct. 5. The event was hosted by the NS Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Multicultural Observance Committee as part of the bases National Hispanic Heritage Month oberservation which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.


PAGE 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. H ALF OFF BOWLING F LAG F OOTBALL L EAG U E NEW TO GTMO SPO U SE ORIENTATION JOB SEARCH CLASS NEX/MWR CU STOMER A PPRECIATION BINGO MWR DON PU RCHASING A GENT To apply for a job, call the Human Resources of W AITER /W AITRESS (F LEXIBLE ) A CTIVITIES SPECIAL EVENTS (F LEXIBLE ) To apply for a job, call the MWR Human FRIDAY OCT. 14 8 p.m.: Columbiana (new) 10 p.m.: Our Idiot Brother (new) SATURDAY OCT. 15 8 p.m.: 10 p.m.: Conan The Barbarian (new) SUNDAY OCT. 16 8 p.m.: The Help MONDAY OCT. 17 8 p.m.: The Change U p (last) TUESDAY OCT. 18 8 p.m.: Planet of the Apes (last) WEDNESDAY OCT. 19 8 p.m.: THURSDAY OCT. 20 8 p.m.: Fright Night C ALL THE MOVIE HO TLINE @ 4880MOVIE SDOWN T OWN LYCEUM $ $ MISC G TMO FFSC /MWR Host D omestic Violence Awareness M onth 5kMC2(SW/AW) Justin AilesGazette Editor Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay Base residents compete in GTMOs FFSC/MWR hosted Walk to End the Silence on Domestic Violence in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 8. The 5k walk/run began and ended at Denich Gym. Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and Morale, Wel fare and Recreation (MWR) department hosted the Walk to End the Silence on Domestic Violence, Oct. 8. The event and raise awareness to the issue of do mestic violence. The people of GTMO are stepping out to talk about domestic violence is sues and bring an end to the silence, said NS Guantanamo Bay Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) Carol Leaphart. This run is bringing aware ness and social intolerance towards do mestic violence. The idea behind End the Silence on Domestic Violence is to encourage vic tims of violence and observers of vio lence to speak out against the crime. Remaining silent about domestic violence is a serious aspect in a lot of families, said MWR Fitness Coordina tor Tanya Henigman. Approximately 200 base residents participated in the 5k walk/run, which began and ended at Denich Gym. The National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed annually in October. DVAM supports the rights of all individuals, especially women and girls, to live in peace and dignity. Being a part of this run shows strength for those who cant stand up for themselves, said run participant Lance Cpl. Tyler Truesdale. Showing support for this cause may help others overcome obstacles in their lives, whether it be do mestic violence or other challenges.