Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00234
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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: 11/10/2011
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
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 57204860
System ID: UF00098616:00234
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NOV. 10, 2011 uantanamo ay MCC(SW) Bill Mesta Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs USS Carr Ports Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba T he guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) pulled into Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 7. The Carr made the port call at the naval station to receive fuel, water, supplies and maintenance. The Carr received 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 17,000 gallons of aviation fuel, and 9,000 gallons of fresh water, said Quartermaster 2nd Class Dennis Steel, port operations dock-master for the Carr visit. My role in the USS Carrs port visit included coordi nating services such as arraigning fuel delivery, the crane for their brow, and removal of waste water by waste removal truck. The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) pulls in to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Carr visited the naval station to receive fuel, water, supplies, maintenance and liberty. Carr is currently deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet in support of law enforcement operations. Photo by MCC Bill Mesta The naval station is a logistical hub for military ves sels operating in the Caribbean theater. Two weeks prior to the Carr arriving, we began to make preparations, said Steel. They sent us a logis tical requirements request which let us know what type of services they would require while in GTMO. The Carr, which is home-ported in Norfolk, Virgin ia, is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of respon sibility to conduct joint law enforcement operations with the U.S. Coast Guard. The port visit with the Carr went very well, said Steel. They were in GTMO for two days and received all of the services that they requested. NS Guantanamo is the final scheduled port visit for the Carr prior to completing its deployment.


Earrings and Body Piercings-Male active duty service members are not authorized to wear earrings at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba or while inside the parameter of any military installation. In general, body Pierc ings are discouraged. Body piercing jewelry is not authorized for active duty military personnel while in a duty status and is not to be worn on any military installation including GTMO. NAVSTAGTMOINST 1020.3 NAVSTA DI D-YA-KN OW Job/department: Assistant ATO Age: Hometown: Quote: "To get something you thing you have never done." Sports Team: Detroit Lions Favorite hobby: Favorite book: Makin Money Favorite movie: Other Guys Ambition: Masters Degree Favorite sports team: Anaheim Angels Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite musician: Favorite TV showw: Center How the Navy has improved his life: The Navy gave me the Sailor of the Week because: T he pharmacy at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay Cubas U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) has been temporarily moved for an estimated six months during an ongoing renova tion project. The facilities are being relocated so that upgrades can be made to the per manent pharmacy wing. The pharmacy has been relocated to building H-14, behind the hospi U SNH Pharmacy Makes Temporary Move MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor tal, said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Andrew Wilson. Patients are remind ed, all services will continue during the relocation of pharmacy. Signs are posted directing patients to the temporary pharmacy location, said Wilson. The goal is to ensure patients un derstand that we are still fully opera tional and that services are not being degraded, said Wilson. Pharmacy hours will remain the same, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon. Fri. C NRSE Updates Uniform Instruction MCC(SW) Bill Mesta Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs C ommander Navy Region South east (CNRSE) implemented up dated uniform regulations for sailors in the Southeast region Nov. 1. As one of the installations located in the CNRSE area of responsibility, sailors at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are required to abide by the instruction CNRSEINST 1020.1G which regulates proper uniform wear and liberty attire. We have uniform standards to ensure that our Navy represents itself and our nation well while on the job and on lib erty, said Master Chief Culinary Spe cialist Patrick A. Campbell the leading chief petty officer for the naval stations supply department. The uniform regu lations are important in order to main tain good order and discipline. One of the uniforms addressed in the new instruction is the proper wear of the Navy physical fitness uniform. One of the changes is the prohibition against wearing earphones during com mand sponsored physical training (PT) events, said Master Chief Electronics Technician Michael Callaway, the naval stations Air Operations leading chief petty officer. They are still acceptable for individual PT in designated safe ar eas but, are prohibited during forma tion runs, group exercises and the fit ness enhancement program (FEP). The instruction also designates areas where the PT uniform is not authorized for wear at the naval station. PT uniforms cannot be worn in the main Navy Exchange, the barber shop, or any of the base eating establishments including the galleys, said Campbell. Entering the Navy Exchange minimarts in the PT uniform is authorized. Campbell added that it is important to represent our services while on liberty, just as we do in uniform. Liberty attire at GTMO must be of good taste and not offend anyone, said Campbell. No undergarments will be worn as outer gear and males are for bidden from wearing earrings on base. One uniform regulation that has be come an issue on base is the wearing of bracelets. rom more see UNIFORM UPDATE


PAGE 3 C haplains Corner A SA LU T E T O OUR VE T ER ANS LT Douglas Holmes NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Command Chaplain I n the Scriptures, the Hebrew word Gibbor is used to describe greatness. It is a word used to empha size excellence in a man, a beast or God. In 2 Samuel 23:8-17, we find it used in the descriptions of mighty men who served with and around King David. Their excellence went so far that there is even a story of three of them that went and collected water through enemy lines and delivered it to their thirsty King. These men did a truly heroic act and for it their names among oth FFSC H osts Essay, Art Contests MCC(SW) Bill Mesta Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs N aval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and Moral, Wel fare and Recreation program are sponsoring two con tests in Nov. An art and an essay contest are being held for the naval stations children in support of the Military/De partment of Defense Family Appreciation Month. Entries for both contests are due November 19 at the craft fair that will be held in the Windjammer Ball room, said Susan Perez, the Fleet and Family Service Centers Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. En tries can be dropped off between noon and 3 p.m. at a booth we will have set for the contests. Entry form for both contests can be found at the FFSC building or at the Child Development Center. For the art contest, the entries should be about the students family and should be colorful and can be no larger than 8 inches by 11 inches in size, said Perez. Also, please dont identify the names of the family members depicted in the artwork. The essay contest will be divided into two catego ries and should focus on the students military or DOD hero. Grades one through eight essay entries should be between 100 and 200 words, said Perez. Essay entries for grades nine through 12 should be between 200 and 400 words. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners for each category. Volunteers will judge all of the entries for both con MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor T he American Red Cross Organization and Mo rale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Na val Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay are sponsoring a Bike-O-Rama at the Downtown Lyceum, Nov. 19. The health and safety event is being held to pro mote safe biking habits on base, and provide an al ternative fitness experience for the community. Its important to stress the proper rules of the road when biking, said American Red Cross vol unteer Jane Merkel. We plan to hold various biking events and a safety obstacle course that base Safety and Security departments are helping set up. The course will allow the bikers to show how safely they can maneuver their bikes and obey the traffic rules. The Bike-O-Rama will feature volunteer-manned safety stations, ensuring bicycles meet standards. We will check to make sure the seat is adjusted cor rectly, the chain is oiled, the brakes are working well, and the handle bars arent loose, said Merkel. A lot of organizations are coming together to promote safe biking. The GTMO Spouses Club has generously do nated reflector belts, and GTMOs Boy Scout troop will be escorting riding groups and younger cyclist. Cyclists are invited to participate in either a 12mile ride to Windmill Beach, or a secondary onemile trail ride behind the Naval Exchange. We are strongly encouraging families to partici pate, said Merkel. I hope this event will help every one become more aware of bikes and I truly hope the riders realize the importance of being seen and rid ing with safety in mind. It takes less than a minute for a distraction to cause an accident and if we can prevent mishaps, it would be well worth everyones time and efforts to promote safe cycling. ers were recorded in annuals of history. There are many whose names are not recorded in our annuals but have done the United States great service. Veterans Day is a day of recognition of the valor of the many brave men and women who have dedicated themselves to defend our freedom and keep us safe. Many have served and continue to serve us here in GTMO. Each person who has ever joined the military services deserves our grat itude. May we today as we should always, stop and honor those who took the oath and have retired. rom more see CONTEST B ike-O-Rama Coming to GTMO


GTMO Admin personnel (L-R) YN3 Marcus Edd, YN2 Nathaniel Johnson, YN3 Ricardo Ledesma, YNSN Branden Jackson, YNSA Curtis Dryman conduct administrative oversight and review for E-6 evaluation reports, Nov. 9


T he Administration Department (Admin.) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will complete the 1st Class Petty Officer (E-6) peri odic evaluation reports Nov. 15. E-6 evaluations are submitted to Admin. 60 days prior to Nov. 15 for administrative oversight and review. After Admin reviews the evalua tions, they re forwarded to the com mand master chief, the executive of ficer, and finally to the commanding officer, said Admin Leading Petty Officer Yeoman 2nd Class Nathaniel Johnson. This evolution is impor tant because evaluation right ups can help a Sailor s career; such as selec tion boards, special programs, and of ficer programs. We ensure it s gram matically correct and will promote the Sailor s career in any way. In addition to the evaluation evo lution, NS Guantanamo Bays Admin provide support for over five thou sand service members, civilians, and contractors, said Johnson. We assist with a wide range of topics including awards, evaluations, leave, badge identification, entry clearances, designation letters, and more, said Johnson. Our mission is to provide the best customer service and ensure each person is taken care of in every way. MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor GTMO s ADMIN Assist In Sailors Careers


U NIFORM UPDATE Recently rubber type and hand-made bracelets have become popular with Sailors who are wear ing them because they think it is ok, said Chief Master-at-Arms Ricky Carter, the naval stations equal opportunity advisor. However, the policy that bans the wear of these bracelets is not new and has actually been in effect for many years. The update to the CNRSE uniform instruction charged regional leadership with ensuring the guidelines are implemented and followed. Each of us is part of a culture, part of an orga nization, part of a way of life that is much bigger than ourselves, said Callaway. It s important for Sailors to know that when they don their uniform, they represent every sailor that has gone before them and every sailor currently serving. tests, said Perez. The winners of the contests will be announced at the Navy Exchange Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 26. When our military members are called to serve the families are called to serve along with them, said Chris Walker the Moral, Welfare and Recreation school liaison. Our service members and their fami lies really fulfill their duties with resilience, grace and honor so we are holding these contests to show our gratitude. C ONTEST M CPON Sends Veterans Day Message V eterans, Shipmates and Navy Families, o n Veterans Day we Armi stice Day made during World War I. In 1954, it evolved into Veterans Day in order to honor all American veterans from all wars. Since our country s beginning, there have been men and women service before self and the choice to serve that we honor and celebrate. From the American Revolutionary War to our current Overseas Contingency Operations, our veterans have nation called. Our veterans represent the best of America coming from every background and every walk of life. They represent the rich tapes with eternal gratitude that we take the time this day and everyday to honor the memory of our fallen while bringing alongside and thanking those heroes still among us. Each day I support of our great Navy and our nation; whether deployed at sea, on the ground or here at home where all of our loved ones challenges you are willing to face ensure we continue to enjoy the us. Thank you veterans and thank you to the service members in uniform today, many in harm s way, for your continued service to our great nation. Happy Veterans Day and HOOYAH! N PC Customer Service Center Helps Transitioning Sailors N avy Personnel Command s (NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) has always been a valu able resource for Sailors who are serving and that does not change when a Sailor leaves the Navy, officials said Nov. 9. The customer service center manages more than 1,200 transactions per day, said Greg Moody, deputy director, customer relations management, NPC. Peo ple call us with inquiries on everything from the Ex ceptional Family Member Program to transition assis tance. The Customer Service Center assists Sailors by be ing the gateway here at NPC, said Moody. The sourc es of information for the customer service center are subject matter experts who work in the various depart ments here at Navy Personnel Command. Sailors can call 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672) or submit e-mails to cscmailbox@navy.mil. For the hear ing impaired, dial 1-866-297-1971. The CSC Knowledge MC3 Andrea Perez Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Base, found at www.npc.navy.mil/organization/npc/ csc/, is also a tool Sailors can use to get answers, gen eral information, links, documents or video clips. The CSC is also a good resource for Sailors involun tarily separating from the Navy, as a result of the En listed Retention Board (ERB). We ve seen a slight increase in call volume from Sailors regarding transition benefits, but we expect more once Sailors have been notified of ERB results, said Moody. We are always reviewing our operations and how we can better serve our Sailors, said Moody. We hope in the future that 1-866-U-ASK-NPC will be known by all Sailors as the place to turn to for questions through out their career. To learn more about transition assistance benefits and download the new transition assistance handbook, visit www.npc.navy.mil/boards/ERB/Pages/Transition Info.aspx or for more news from Navy Personnel Com mand, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc/.


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Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay NS Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force (JTF) personnel pose during MWRs Figure Competition at the Windjammer Ballroom Nov. 5. Photo by MC2 Justin Ailes. A ccording to the Housing department at Naval Sta tion Guantanamo Bay, personnel making Permanent Change of Station moves from the Naval Station are failing to properly check out of their housing and unaccompanied bachelor quarters. D uring the month of October, the housing department processed 205 unaccompanied members and 25 families out of housing, with an equal number reporting in. P ersonnel who fail to properly check out of the bachelor quarters or housing may cause problems for those who are scheduled to arrive on island for their tour of duty and af fect the Naval Stations ability to accomplish its mission. We may not even know their room or bed is vacant un til we conduct our random room inspections, said Rudy Sammons, the GTMO Housing director. If a room goes vacant undetected, it could mean that we do not have suf ficient housing for incoming personnel. Either a members or familys arrival could be delayed until housing is avail able. I n order to make the transition smooth for both incoming and outgoing personnel, notifying the housing office in suf ficient time before PCSing is important. All personnel are required to provide Housing 30-day intent to vacate notice, said Sammons. For Unaccompa nied Housing, they should report to the front desk at build ing 1670. Family Housing residents should report to the P roper Housing Check-out Key for Smooth PCS To Terence R. Peck Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs Housing Welcome Center, building 2295. W hen personnel fail to check out properly, they risk not leaving for their next duty station on time. They are not reporting to the appropriate office to file the notice, said Sammons. Therefore, Housing is not signing their check-out sheet. This jeopardizes their ability to check out of their command and through the Personnel Support Detachment, which could ultimately delay their transfer. P ersonnel who fail to transfer from Housing properly may also incur cleaning charges that can be taken directly from their pay. An example of a barracks room left in disarray by a departing residentcourtesy photograph