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NOV. 18, 2011 uantanamo ay MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor M CSFCO Celebrates Marine Corps 236th Birthday T he Marine Corps Security Force Company (MC SFCO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted the annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Nov. 11. The event was held to showcase the 236th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps while honoring Marines serving past and present. 236 years after its inception by a resolution of the Continental Congress, our Corps still exists due to our Marines continued professionalism and dedica tion to our country and upholding our Corps Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, said MCSF CO Company 1st. Sgt. Richard Anderson. The Ma rine Corps Birthday is a special event for all Marines, Marines attached to the Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba stand as the Color Guard during the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball celebration at the Windjammer Ballroom, Nov. 11. however, it is especially a proud and inspiring mo ment for Marines stationed aboard NS Guantanamo Bay considering our illustrious history here. The celebration was held at NS Guantanamo Bays Windjammer Ballroom through coordinated assis tance from service members and civilians Anderson said. The support from the families and friends of MC SFCO was fantastic, said Anderson. Many of the spouses from the community assisted in the deco ration of the ballroom and the set up of the entire event. Their assistance was an integral part of the success of our birthday. I want to thank the Marines involved in the ceremony as their professionalism and dedication to our traditions is what made this a birthday to remember.
Cuzco, Blue, and Blind Beach are designated as Wildlife Sanctuaries and Marine Re plenishment Zones. These beaches are off-limits to all personnel unless permission is expressly granted by COMNAVSTAGTMO. Even with such permission, the taking of any live plant, animal, fish, or shell is prohibited. Recreational boating is not allowed with in the zone bounded. NAVSTAGTMOINST 1710.10A Guantanamo Bay Outdoor Recration and Wildlife Instruction REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Age: Hometown: Quote: Sports Team: Favorite hobby: Diving Favorite book: Favorite movie: Ambition: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite musician: N/A Favorite TV show: Currently working on: How the Navy has improved his life: Sailor of the Week because: N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted Emergency Op erations Center (EOC) Incident Man agement Training (IMT) at Bulkeley Hall Auditorium, Nov. 14-17. In coordination with Shore Operations Training Group (SOTG), the course was provided for primary and alternate EOC manning personnel, to instruct students how a standard EOC functions, is orga nized, and manned. It is an important introduction for students to see how the nation as a whole operates, said NS Guantanamo Bay Installation Training Officer Kevin Robarge. This is all part of the compli ance with presidential directives, and other guidance that has instructed all military branches to comply with and be able to operate in conjunction with other civilian and government agen cies. EOC IMT guidance began with Home land Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) and functional aspects are coor dinated through the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Robarge said. Students will have a better under standing of how an EOC should func tion, said Robarge. They will under stand and be able to identify functional processes, organize support and direct from an EOC stance, and how to apply those concepts here. At the conclusion of training, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Chirstensen was awarded a plaque and certificate as the 3,000th U.S. Navy personnel to com plete the course. I think its important to learn this for G TMO Conducts EOC I MT Training MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Sailor recognized as 3,000th attendee anyone who will be functioning in this type of capacity at GTMO, as well as future EOC representatives said Ro barge. An EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency pre paredness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level dur in g emergency situa tion s. An EOC e nsur es the continuity of op eration of a company, political subdivi sion or other organization. The common functions of EOCs are to collect, gather and analyze data, make decisions that protect life and property, maintain continuity of the organization and disseminate those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals. HM2 Keith Christensen (center) receives an award with Assistant Shore Operations Training Group Chief Tim McKenzie(left) and NAVSTA GTMO Commanding Officer Kirk Hibbert (right) as the 3000th Navy personnel to complete the EOC IMT course.
PAGE 3 C haplains Corner FR John Kaul NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Interim Catholic Father O nce upon a time in the south of England, there was a home for rich, lonely, old women. They were under the the time complaining day by day of their various physical ail ments. The real illness was the complete emptiness of their lives. W hile walking along the boundary of the estates property one day, one of the rich residents met a destitute old woman carrying all her earthy possessions in a single sack. So moved was the rich lady at what she saw her sweater to the woman. The poor womans grateful smile was something the rich woman had never experienced. I nstantly, the rich woman rushed back to her room and went through her closets, pulling out entire collections of sweaters and dresses, coats, blouses, and skirts. She determined to re pair and give away every article. Another resident walking by poked her head in the door curiously and asked what was go G TMOs Weapons Department Conduct Demolition Operations T he Weapons Department at Naval Station (NS) Guanta namo Bay, Cuba conducted ordinance demolition opera tions, Nov. 15-18. In coordination with Explosive Ordinance Demolition Mobile Unit Six, Mayport Fl., the demolition operation was conducted to dispose of unusable ammunition. Weve got a lot of bad ammo, said Gunners Mate 2nd Class MC2(SW) Jacques Renard Defense Media Activity Guantanamo Bay David Carrol. This ordnance is rusted, corroded, and unsafe, ing it up. The demolition and disposal process took place at NS Guanta namo Bays Granadillo Range from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. cials took the necessary precautions in advising the community of the explosions ensuring the community was not alarmed. P hase 4 O f GTMOs U.S. Naval Hospital R enovations B egin Stacey Byington U .S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH) an nounces that on Monday, Nov. 21, it is concluding Phase 3 and beginning Phase 4 of the $15 million hospital renovation that began in October 2009, which necessitates moving the main entrance of the hospital to the east side of the building. During Phase 3 of the renovation, which is expected to take about six months, A Wing of the hospital (main entrance/ clude the Command suite, hospital Human Resources, Pa tient Records, Business Operations, Pharmacy, patient ward, and the Dental Clinic. The hospital quarterdeck and main entrance is being relo cated temporarily to the east entrance, just past the Emergen cy Room. The Command suite and Human Resources are to D Wing next to the Hospital Galley. The patient ward is being moved to temporary spaces in B Wing The Dental Clinic move was initiated last week. The Phar macy was relocated earlier in the month to Bldg. H-14, be hind the main hospital building. It is important that everyone on the base know that during these renovations, no hospital services will be interrupted, said LCDR Willie Carter, MSC, USNH Director of Adminis tration. CAPT Richard Stoltz, MSC, USNH Commanding is imperative to make this long-term renovation as seamless as possible for people who need hospital services. Signs will be posted throughout the hospital, and there will be maps available at the quarterdeck to help patients tions. There will also be a big sign as people enter the hospital complex directing them to the temporary main entrance on the east side of the building, said Carter. Patients need to be aware of all the changes occurring around the hospital, lutely necessary. The hospital is always open for business. ing on. Full of excitement and new-found enthusiasm, she told the story of her meeting with the poor woman. The visitor re turned to her own room, and began going through her drawers and footlockers. She, in turn, shared the story with another resident, and that woman told another. It wasnt long before all of the residents were collecting and repairing and cleaning clothing. Soon, each of them had their own stories to tell of the good they discovered they could do. T oday, the rich old women have no need of the services of the previous nondescript physical aches and pains seem to have just disappeared. A nd so it is with us. Just outside the boundaries of our own lives live the needy of all descriptions. Our own personal col lection of aches and pains, our own routines and habits, our own ideas about whats right and wrong, our own values and these unfortunate others dont even exist for us. S o if, while sur rounded by everything you ever wanted and needed in life you still feel somethings missing, the story above could be yours.
Marines attached to the Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ceremoniously present the colors at the installations Veterans Day rememberance ceremony. T he Multicultural Observance Committee at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted the installations Veterans Day obser vance ceremony, Nov. 11. The event was held to honor veter ans of all wars and call upon Ameri cans to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. This observance showed just how much of a family we are here in Guan tanamo Bay, said Equal Opportunity Advisor Chief Master at Arms Ricky Carter. We pulled together to honor not just our veterans, but all veterans past and present. Marine Corps Security Force Com pany (MCSFCO) Commanding Offi cer Maj. Winston Tierney and retired MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Service Members Army veteran/former Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post Command er Darrell Sarge Laborn served as guest speakers for the event. Veterans Day is about remember ing those who have gone before us, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and especially giving thanks, said ceremony attendee and 10-year Navy veteran Sarah Carter. Shaking hands and never forgetting those who have served, and are serving in any military branch, is what this day is all about. The U.S. Congress formally de clared the observance of Veterans Day to the historically significant date of November 11th in 1978. The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held annu ally on this date at Arlington National Cemetery.
M CPON Message to the Fleet: No Second Chances for Drug Abuse M SW) Rick D. West, released the following message on drug abuse, which focuses on Spice, herbal products and Shipmates, there has been an alarming rise in the number of Sailors who are choosing to use Spice, herbal products and other so-called designer drugs; and this must come to an immediate stop. More than 150 Sailors are currently being processed for Spice use, possession or distribution, and this is UNSAT. Overall, the Navy has separated 1,374 Sailors in FY09; 1,308 Sailors in commands mands The Navy s policy on drug abuse is simple and clear zero tolerance, and there are no second chances. Drug abuse includes the wrongful use, possession, manufac ture, or distribution of a controlled substance. Drug abuse also includes the unlawful use of controlled substance analogues (designer drugs), natural substances (e.g., fungi, excretions), chemicals (e.g., chemicals wrongfully used as inhalants), propellants and/or prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or pharmaceuti cal compounds with the intent to induce intoxication, excite ment, or stupefaction of the central nervous system, and will subject the violator to punitive action under the UCMJ and/or adverse administrative action. Some examples of substances mentioned above where the wrongful use constitutes drug abuse includes, but is not lim MCPON(SS/SW) Rick D. West GM1 Michael Braun Weapons Department noid compounds, such as Spice, genie, blaze, dream, ex-ses, Natural substances such as salvia divinorum and mush products such as Robitussin and Coricidin HBP. Prescription medications such as Oxycodone, Vicodin, Adderall, and Va lium. If you didn t know, Spice is a mixture of natural herbs and na-like high that decreases motor skills, impairs coordination unpredictable when combined with alcohol, and since the chemical blends are continuously manipulated and the strength of the synthetic chemical used is unknown, there is no long-term health risks are if used. heart rate and high blood pressure, and loss of consciousness. If this sounds like a good time to you, then go ahead and hand over your rank and paycheck, and possibly your life. Spice, salvia divinorum, or products containing synthetic cannabi noid compounds are prohibited. Leadership, along with Naval Criminal Investigative Service, is aggressively working to catch personnel who are possessing, using, or distributing drugs; and when you get caught, your career will be over. Drug abuse goes against our Navy s core values and ethos, and it is a threat to lives, unit and mission readiness and mo rale. It is every Sailor s responsibility to deter drug abuse. If you do the crime, you will do the time. Remember zero toler ance and no second chances.
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Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay Comedian C aroline Rhea Entertains Guantanamo Bay MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Comedian Caroline Rhea performs for base residents at the Downtown Lyceum, Nov. 10. T he Morale, Welfare and Recre ation (MWR) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba present ed comedian/actress Caroline Rhea, Nov. 10. In coordination with Navy Region Southeast, the event was offered to base residents as a way to entertain the community with a night of laughs. Performing for the troops is my biggest way of saying thank you, said Caroline Rhea. I appreciate the sacrifice service members make every single day, and providing some enter tainment for them is very special for me. The 18-and-over, free comedy show took place at NS Guantanamo Bays at the downtown Lyceum. We haven t had a live comedy act since March so this event was a real treat for our community, said MWR Community Activities Director Amiee MacDonnell. Caroline Rhea has appeared in nu merous movies and television shows including sitcom Sabrina The Teen age Witch and as host of NBC s The Biggest Loser.