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DEC. 16, 2011 uantanamo ay MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor U SS Oak Hill Ports Naval Station Guantanamo Bay U SS Oak Hill (LSD 51) ported Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dec. 13. After completing its deployment in support of Am phibious Southern Partnership Station in the Caribbean area of operations, the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship arrived to conduct agricultural counter-measure wash downs of all embarked equipment before returning to the U.S. This is the first chance that most of my crew of 300 and the other 400 embarked Marines, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard personnel have ever had to visit Guan tanamo Bay, said Oak Hill Commanding Officer Cmdr. David Bauer. I am honored to have had the opportu nity to sail the Mighty Oak into this port, and we all look forward to meeting those of you stationed here and Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) ports Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to conduct agricultural countermeasure wash downs of all embarked equip ment. Guantanamo Bay served as the final port visit as Oak Hill returns to the U.S. after completeing its support of Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2011 in the Carib bean. Oak Hill conducted joint exercise missions with military forces in Columbia, Panama, Honduras and Guatemala during the deployment. rom more see USS OAK HILL page 6 enjoying this excellent location. During the Amphibious Southern Partnership Station deployment, Oak Hill conducted missions in coordina tion with military forces in Colombia, Panama, Hondu ras and Guatemala. Besides the wash down, we will refuel, conduct maintenance and take on supplies, said Amphibious Southern Partnership Station Public Affairs Officer Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Isaiah Sellers. The crew will also take advantage of GTMOs marksmanship range to maintain vital weapons qualifications. NS Guantanamo Bays Port Operations department served as the primary point of contact for the visiting vessel, arranging all services while in port. This visit is important for the Oak Hill as they are heading home after a successful deployment and an ag ricultural wash down is a requirement prior to their re
Athletic wear and workout clothing is not acceptable outerwear for general liberty. Other than for swim With the exception of full-length athletic trousers and associated warm-up ensembles, thigh length bicycle-style pants, and sports jerseys with sleeves, athletic wear may not be worn at business establishments such as mess halls, restaurants, clubs, and stores. NAVSTAGTMOINST 1020.3 REGULATION DI D-YA-KNOW Job/department: Logistics / Age: Hometown: Quote: about a dog. Favorite sports team: Favorite hobby: Favorite book: N/A Favorite movie: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite musician: N/A Favorite TV show: N/A Greatest passion: Ambition: Currently working on: How the Navy has improved his life: education Sailor of the Week because: T he Gold Hill Galley at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba partici pated in the Capt. Edward F. Ney Award inspection, Dec. 12. Navy Food Service inspectors were on hand to assess daily operations as the Gold Hill Galley is one of two shore in stallation food service facilities nominated outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) for the Ney Award. Were here to take a look at the over in Charge Navy Food Management Team Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Naval Supply Systems Command/Navy Food Service Inspector David Webb. There are two facilities nominated each year, and to be complishment. The Capt. Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence is awarded to galleys evaluation team. The Secretary of the Navy and the International Food Service Executives Association established the Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards G old Hill Galley Participates In Ney Inspection MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Program in 1958. The award is designed to improve food service operations and rec ognize the best general messes in the Navy. Were being evaluated on food prepa ration, sanitation, customer service, and facilities management, said Gold Hill Patrick Campbell. To be selected for this inspection means our personnel are pro fessional and spot-on every day. This is a huge honor for our team. To watch these young Sailors do their job to the best of their ability every day, is priceless to me. The inspection serves as the galleys took top honors as recipients of the Ney Award last year. To me, this means we are possibly the best shore galley in the Navy, said Gold Hill Galley Financial Manager Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Jason Thompson. It feels good to be a part of this again. This is the best galley Ive been to with the best chain of com mand. The winning recipient of the Ney Award will be announced in early 2012.
PAGE 3 I n coordination with United Service Organizations Inc. (USO), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Sta tion (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, Dec. 13. The professional drivers were showcased during meet-andgreets and autograph signings at numerous locations on base, as a unique celebrity event for the communitys racing enthusiasts. Im pumped about being here, said Keselowski. This is a great experience and opportunity to meet the men and women of Guantanamo Bay, and we are truly honored to meet our na tions service members. Keselowski, driver of Miller Lights Dodge Charger in the Na tionwide Series and Logano, driver of the Home Depots Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series, were featured at the installa tions Gold Hill Galley and OKellys Irish Pub. N ASCAR Drivers Visit MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor A military spouse reached a milestone in her life when she raised her right hand to become a United States citizen during a Naturalization ceremo ny at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dec. 14. Shoko Pukish, who was born in Okinawa, Japan be came one of the approximately 680,000 immigrants per year who become U.S. citizens during the U.S. Citizen ship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremonies held throughout the United States and the world. Pukish becomes the second non-military person to be naturalized at GTMO and the third overall. Adijatu Abiose, the USCIS Field Office Director for the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica administered the Oath of N avy Spouse B ecomes N aturalized U.S. C itizen A t Terence Peck Allegiance to Pukish. U.S. citizenship is the highest immigrant benefit possible, Abiose said. It is always a pleasure, always an honor to render this status, this benefit on individu als. Its even more meaningful on U.S. military bases. After the ceremony, Pukish and her husband of seven years, Lt. Cmdr. Nick Pukish, each g ave a short speech. This is an unbelievable great day for me today, she said during her speech. I dont need to tell all of you that America is a nation of immigrants and that diver sity is what makes this country great. I am grateful to be a part of it and to be called an American. Nick Pukish, a Physician Assistant at Naval Hospital GTMO, said that he was blessed and grateful that he came from the United States and that he has had the opportunity to serve in the greatest and most powerful Navy in the world. if it wasnt for the U.S. Navy, my Country and what she stands for, and the opportunity it offers, I would not be standing here before you today with such a wonderful partner as Shoko, nor would I now be able to call her a fellow American. For GTMO residents looking for their opportunity to become U.S. citizens, it is important to ask questions, said Abiose. I think you should be inquiring and asking ques tions, said Abiose. U.S. laws and policies are very sympathetic, very flexible and available to active ser vice, retired and their family members for naturaliza tion. For more information, stop by the USCIS website at www.USCIS.gov. Guantanamo Bay residents can also send their questions by email to Abioses office in Kingston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abioses office is responsible for Guantanamo Bay. Oath of Allegiance to military spouse Shoko Pukish as she becomes a U.S. citizen
M orale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness department at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted the annual Army/Navy flag-football tournament at Cooper Field, Dec. 10. The male and female games were held for the community to show their support for the yearly collegiate Army vs. Navy football game. This event is important for the community because it helps boast MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor G s vs. the rivalry between the two military branches, said NS Guantanamo Bay MWR Sports Coordinator Alana Mor rison. The games help get everyone geared up for the televised Army vs. Navy game, and provide entertain ment for everyone in the family. Service members from both the na val station and Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo Bay comprised the mens and womens teams. Events like these provide the Sail ors and Troops with a taste of home, said NS Guantanamo Bay MWR Fitness Director Jennifer Norton. Sports are always a great morale booster, and friendly competition is a good way to show your pride. This event was a great success in which all ages, ranks and services branches came together to enjoy a fun-filled GTMO tradition. The games ended with the Army females defeating the Navy, 12-6, and the male Navy team defeat ing the Army, 15-9.
Chaplain Tung Tran NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Chapel Services A general of an army asked his subordinates to report the sta tus of his army. One officer said, Sir, C haplains Corner U SS OAK HILL Service members embarked on USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) conduct agricultural countermeasure of the Southern Partnership Station deployment in the Caribbean area of responsibility was required to undergo a wash down before the ship returns to the U.S. The Importance Of Morale turn, said NS Guantanamo Bay Port Operations Officer Lt. Shawn Ware. This will also benefit our department as we will capture all information pertaining to agri cultural wash downs. The Port Operations department will finish the visit armed with a canned brief for future ships as well as recommendations for codifying and im proving the process going forward. According to Sellers, Oak Hill is scheduled to par ticipate in Exercise Bold Alligator in January. Bold Alligator will be the largest Joint amphibious exercise conducted since the Korean War and will involve doz ens of U.S. warships, warships from eight other na tions, and thousands of Marines. S partment at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, holiday charity event. This event encouraged participants to donate items to the Chapel for their charity drive, said Intelligence de Class Phillip Lopez. This run was a great event for the community as it not only invited Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast guardsmen to get involved with the local community, it was also a great way to enjoy the holiday season and the beautiful weather. program distributes donated stockings, nonperishable snacks, and holiday greeting cards to more than 1,300 in stallation personnel working through the holidays. G MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Base residents participate in the Intelligence departments Stocking Stuffer awarness for the base Chapels Operation Stocking Stuffer charity drive. the soldiers are exhausted. I am afraid not all are ready to be sent out into battle. The number of those who are combat-ready are low. The general said, Then reduce the number of troops to be deployed. Another officer said, Sir, our food supply is running low. The general said, Then reduce the food rations. The third officer reported, Sir, the troops morale is running low. They are beginning to doubt, to lose trust and confidence. To this, the general said with all authority and conviction, Morale cannot be lowered. The esprit de corps cannot be reduced. It is very important that everyone in any group or or ganization be healthyphysically, psychologically, emo tionally, and spiritually. Thats when morale is high. Thats why there are a medical corps, nurse corps, JAG corps, a chaplain corps and others in the Navy to help S ailors, Marines and all those involved, with mission readiness. Go TEAM GTMO! Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 17, 0900-1000 McDonalds
PAGE 7 The SCOOP IOM GTMO JOB HUNT VEHICLES ELECTRONICS If sent to any other e-mail, it may not be pub for that weeks Gazette. Ads are removed after two weeks. Gazette staff and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, HOUSEHOLD GOODS GAZETTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL AMC ROTATOR CHANGE JTFS SAFE RIDE HOME. TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA AND PASTA SCOTT KIRBY LIVE SHOWS HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES BLACK HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FFSC SPONSORSHIP TRAINING 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AEROBATHON MOVIE MARATHON AND PIZZA BUFFET STORY TIME WITH SANTA JINGLE BELL 5K FUN RUN END OF THE YEAR MINI TRACK MEET PARENTS NIGHT OUT MWR RECREATION ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES COOK (BAYVIEW) (2) COMPUTER TECH WAITER/WAITRESS (3) BOWLING MANAGER FOOD SERVICE (4) I.D. CHECKER (BAYVIEW) (2) CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS ASSISTANT LIBRARY AID To apply for a job, call the Human GTMO SHOPPER 8 Toyot a Camry com V mation FRIDAY DEC. 16 7 p.m.: The 3 Musketeers (new) 50/50 (last) SATURDAY DEC. 17 7 p.m.: Johnny English Reborn (new) Dream House (last) SUNDAY DEC. 18 7 p.m.: The Big Year (new) MONDAY DEC. 19 No Movie TUESDAY DEC. 20 7 p.m.: Paranormal Activity 3 (new) WEDNESDAY DEC. 21 7 p.m.: Arthur Christmas THURSDAY DEC. 22 7 p.m.: New Years Eve (new) CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880 MOVIES DOWNTOWN LYCEUM DON FAMILY LIFE SPECIALIST EDUCATION SVCS FACILITATOR SECRETARY OUTDOOR REC YARD SALE LOST AND FOUND ing in good condition interior/ DEAL OF THE WEEK CARPENTRY TEACHER ESL TEACHER SOCIAL SERVICES NAVY FEDERAL PART-TIME MEMBER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
T for students enrolled in W.T. Sampsons Sure Start program, Dec. 7. dents on the postal employees daily activities and operations at the facility. The students visit showed what services the m sure they enjoyed their time here, said Richard Vargas Naval Supply Systems Command (NAV SUP) Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, Fl./ event also provided an opportunity for our team vided great training for our junior Sailors. MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Guantanamo Bays P Start students during a school field trip and tour of the postal facility, Dec. 7. Photo by NAVSUP U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL, GUANTANAMO BAY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE TEL: 011-53-99-72102 FAX: 011-53-99-72640 EMAIL: STACEY.BYINGTON@MED.NAVY.MIL