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NOV. 04, 2011 uantanamo ay MCC(SW) Bill Mesta Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs C PO-365 Training Session Held at G uantanamo Bay M embers of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cu bas chiefs mess and first class petty officers mess conducted a training session geared towards pre paring the first class petty officers for advancement, Oct. 27. The training session was held in support of the Mas ter Chief Petty Officer of the Navys (MCPON) CPO-365 program which is designed to prepare 1st class petty officers for the transition to chief petty officer. The basic idea behind CPO 365 is to get the first class petty officer mess ready to advance to Chief, said Navy Counselor First Class Abigail Greenleaf, of the naval stations Command Career Counselors office. The Initial phase is to identify all the first classes and CMDCM J.D. McKinney, the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Command Master Chief addresses Chief Petty Officers and 1st Class Petty Officers in the Bulkeley Hall auditorium. McKinney facilitated a Phase I training session as part of the MCPONs CPO-365 program. Photograph by MCC Bill Mesta. begin the training process . CPO 365 is a three phased program which culminates with the chief petty officer induction season. The training session was part of one of the CPO 365 program and included the NS Guantanamo Bay Com mand Master Chiefs expectations of prospective chief petty officers because all of our first class petty officers are gear towards advancing to the chief petty officer ranks, Chief Navy Counselor Robert Pagtakhan, the naval stations CPO 365 coordinator. The training sessions are held monthly at the naval station. CPO-365 is a combination of training, networking and events that are designed to unite the first class pet ty officers and the chief petty officers, said Pagtakhan. We are striving to create an environment that transi CPO 365
CPO 365 The Department of Defense has required the use of seatbelts while driving or as a passen ger since the 1980s. OPNAVINST 5100.12H states Individuals must be aware of their personal responsibility in the Navys Traffic Safety Program. The national average for seatbelt use is 82% according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Statistics show up to 74% of traffic fatalities occur at less than 25 MPH and less than 45 miles from home. SAFETY DI DYA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Hero: N/A Favorite hobby: Favorite book: Favorite movie: Greatest passion: N/A Favorite sports team: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite musician: Favorite TV showw: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: C ommander, Navy Installations Command issued an announce ment reminding all personnel that the photocopying of military identifica tion cards and common access cards (CAC) is strictly prohibited, Nov. 1. There have been recent incidents re ported of commercial establishments photocopying U.S. government iden tification to verify military affiliation or provide government rates for ser vice. These incidents are a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. Although commercial establish ments may request to see military/ government identification, they may not photocopy or duplicate it in any way. Many military personnel and commercial establishments are un aware of the prohibition and the rea sons it exists, which results in this being a fairly common practice. P hotocopying of Military ID Cards Prohibited MC1(SW/AW) Monique K. Hilley Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs Because of the access the cards grant, criminal elements and terror ist organizations place obtaining U.S. government identifications at a pre mium when planning acts against the U.S. military. If a copied military or government identification fell into the wrong hands, it could spell disaster for the Armed Forces and the nation. Unfortunately, there are no safe guards in place to prevent a coun terfeit military/government identi fication card from being produced based on a photocopy provided to a commercial establishment. For this reason, personnel are requested to re main vigilant in ensuring they do not allow anyone to photocopy their iden tification cards. CNIC recommends that all person nel, both military and civilian, pro vide a state drivers license or other form of photo identification to be photocopied when there is a request for such information by a commercial establishment. G TMO Girl Scouts Welcome New Members MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor The U.S. Girl Scouts of Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba celebrated the birth of 31, 1860) at W.T. Sampson elementary, Oct. 27. The event was held to welcome new girls to the scouts, and returning scouts back to the organization, while honoring the historic birth day. Joining girl scouts is fun and exciting, said This event was a time of celebration, and wel coming new members to the Girl Scout family. Thirty-three girls ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors are currently enrolled in NS Guantanamo Bays Girl Scout chapter. Our program helps teach young women about themselves and life skills they can use in the future, said Dietz. It helps to make them leadership skills. It helps to build self-esteem and to be a good citizen. NS Guantanamo Bays Girl Scouts celebrate Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Lows birthday during a welcoming ceremony at W.T. Sampson Elementary, Oct. 27.
PAGE 3 N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay department heads met Nov. 4 to discuss goals and expecta tions during an organizational meeting of the naval stations Navy Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee (NDAAC). NDAAC is responsible for analyzing alcohol usage trends at the installation and making policy recommen dations to the commanding officer based on their find ings. Drug and alcohol abuse is an issue on every base, said NS Guantanamo Bay Substance Abuse Rehabilita tion Program (SARP) counselor Chief Aviation Elec tronics Technician Matthew Murcin. One of the main things the council is concerned with is identifying is sues that may be happening at GTMO that we can con Guantanamo Bays N DACC T o A nalyze Abusive Trends MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor trol and pro vide po sitive feedback . NDAAC will meet quarterly to discuss any alcohol related incidents, alcohol and drug related statistical data, and what can be done to correct substance abuse issues on base. The message we are trying to promote is the respon sible use of alcohol and deglamorizing abusive behav ior related with alcohol consumption, said Murcin. The ultimate goal as Navy leadership is to ensure our Sailors safety, promote responsible alcohol use, and have a positive effect towards any issues service mem bers may have. NDAAC includes representatives from NS Guanta namo Bays Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Security, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Command Chaplain, SARP, and Drug and Alcohol Pro gram Advisor (DAPA) departments. T he W.T. Sampson Elementary and High schools at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba par ticipated in Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-28. Red Ribbon Week is an annual observance which of fers activities designed for children that promote pre vention and awareness on the dangers of drug and al cohol abuse. Raising student, faculty, and family awareness to help combat alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse is a worthwhile endeavor, said W.T. Sampson High School teacher Patricia Clark. Many of our students expressed their appreciation for the knowledge they acquired dur ing red ribbon week and enjoyed the competitive activi ties which motivated them to learn more. W .T. Sampson Schools Host Red Ribbon Week MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Red Ribbon Week is a national observance in memo ry of Enrique Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency Our teachers were actively involved in the weeklong activities and expressed their appreciation for height ened student involvement, said Clark. ticipated in Red Ribbon Week since 1990, with the aim to reduce drug abuse among its members and their families. Red Ribbon Week presents a critical opportunity about real issues regarding drug use and abuse, said W.T. Sampson Principal Sonja Rodriguez. C haplains Corner THE FACE OF GO D IN THE SPA G HETTI Father John Kaul NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, interim Catholic Pastor P menu. The company put up billboards all over town. One set of She told her story to the newspaper. Driving along, she was lost in thought over whether she should leave her church choir and become a professional singer. So she asked God for a sign. Well, as she tooled along the Atlanta thorough the billboardthe crown of thorns, deep set eyes, the nose, the dripping blood, everything. Needless to say, the woman is still a member of the church choir. Now her fellow Atlantans, of course, have begun studying the other Pizza Hut billboards for signs. Some have indeed seen various representations of God. Others have seen Willie Nelson, Tanya Harding, and Bill Clinton. Some look at the sign and are amazed to see the face of God. Others Havent you noticed how some people can be so obsessed looking for God where he isnt that they fail to see him where he is? Many have never realize the presence of God in their very midst. Square in the mid dle of lifes daily storms and tribulations God is present in the love and our search for the spectacular blinds us to this historically common and simple style. You and I are his instruments of choice when it comes to displaying more open to him and be done with our excuses about not being worthy enough or special enoughWho is?there could be no end to the good we could have, in his name. And no one would be looking for a sign in
NS Guantanamo Bay firefighters carry a mannequin training aid to safety during a mass casualty training exercise scenario at the Leeward Air Terminal, Nov. 3.
N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Installation Train ing Team conducted a mass casualty terminal and Northeast Gate, Nov. 3. The training scenario was held as part of NS Guantanamo Bays annual training and exercise plans, which evaluate the bases readiness and ability to perform mission essential tasks during a crisis. This is an ongoing process, pro MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Mass Casualty Drill Mass Casualty Training Exercise GTMO Conducts viding a chance for multiple depart ments and commands to interface and coordinate their efforts, said Installation Training Officer Kevin Robarge. Continuous training and evaluations are a part of all branches of the military and part of our first responders everyday life. Staff from NS Guantanamo Bays Fire Department, U.S. Naval Hos pital, Marine Corps Security Force Company, Air Operations, Public
C PO 365 GM1 Michael Braun Weapons Department tion into the chief petty officer induction season, once the selection results are released in August. In addition to monthly training sessions, physical fitness sessions, social events and combined sporting events are held at the naval station. The second phase of CPO 365 will begin once the Navy-wide advancement exam results come out, said Greenleaf. Those first class petty officers who are de termined to be board eligible will continue on in the program during this phase with more preparation to get them ready should we be selected as chiefs. This program is providing insight for first class petty officers in terms of knowledge and expectations when we advance to chief, said Greenleaf. The chiefs are able to identify issues with first class petty officers early and get them steered in the right direction to wards advancement. The CPO 365 also gives the first class petty officers an opportunity to build networking skills. By getting to know the chiefs better, we learn who we should turn to for information about different situ ations we encounter as first class petty officers, said Greenleaf. Coming up through the Navy, we really arent taught networking, but the chiefs mess runs off of networking so this skill is going to be very helpful. The training session included a brief about the Per form to Serve (PTS) program which was presented by Greenleaf. We provided an overview of what PTS is, how the system works and broke down the different items that are taken into consideration to determine a sailors fu ture retention, said Greenleaf. This information was important for this audience because as chiefs and first class petty officers, we are guiding our sailors careers and need to understand the programs and how those progrmas may affect them. Affairs, Base Operations, Port Operations, and Se curity, were evaluated while conducting emergency response operations. Without testing our capabilities we will never know how well we are able to perform our mission, said Robarge. The mock training exercise featured a small plane, in-flight emergency and crash landing, and a Hum vee rollover accident. Both scenes involved simu lated injuries requiring varying levels of care. The information gathered from this exercise will be used to look at how we perform during an emer gency, how our instructions and standard operating procedures (SOP) are written, and what changes can be made to improve them, said Robarge. Overall, the training provided those involved with an oppor tunity to do a detailed evaluation of their personnel and planned responses, ensuring the best possible outcome while improving installation readiness. M ass Casualty Drill A NS Guantanamo Bay firefighter assists CS3 Vernon Roberson to safety during a mass casualty training exercise scenario at the Leeward Air Terminal, Nov. 3.
PAGE 7 DODEA The SCOOP GTMO JOB HUNT VEHICLES 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 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 DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME HALF-OFF BOWLING JTFS SAFE RIDE HOME. NFL FOOTBALL SUNDAYS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL AMC ROTATOR CHANGE MARINE CORPS BALL CLIPPER CLUB KARAOKE CHRISTMAS MAILING DEADLINES WINTER SAFETY STAND-DOWN PUBLIC HEALTH FAIR COMEDIAN CAROLINE RHEA BIG SCREEN FIGHT NIGHT GTMO FIGURE COMPETITION EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL MWR RECREATION ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES To apply for a job, call the MWR Human FRIDAY NOV. 4 8 p.m.: I Dont Know How She Does It (new) 10 p.m.: Drive (new) SATURDAY NOV. 5 8 p.m.: Puss In Boots (new) 10 p.m.: Dont Be Afraid of the Dark (new) SUNDAY NOV. 6 8 p.m.: Columbiana (last) MONDAY NOV. 7 8 p.m.: Our Idiot Brother (last) TUESDAY NOV. 8 8 p.m.: Footloose WEDNESDAY NOV. 9 8 p.m.: Warrior THURSDAY NOV. 10 9 p.m.: NO MOVIE Due to Comedy Show CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880 MOVIES DOWNTOWN LYCEUM TV C C OUTDOOR REC YARD SALE $ . . $ $ . SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER GOV/ PART TIME TEST PROCTOR PART TIME COMPUTER SUPPORT TECH COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN ANGER MANAGEMENT INTERVIEW TRAINING NAVIGATING FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT NEW TO GTMO SPOUSE ORIENTATION PARENTS NIGHT OUT TEEN HOLIDAY COOKING CLUB FAMILY FEAR FACTOR COMMUNITY BIKE-O-RAMA THE BART WALKER BAND VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2011 TURKEY TROT CRAFT FAIR FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIES GTMO SHOPPER