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MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor D emolition Project Underway For GTMO Housing Units T he Housing department at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay began demolition on housing units at the installations Evans Point neighborhood, Feb. 27. A s part of an over $31 million dollar contract, awarded September 2011, the project will see the demolition and replacement of 71 housing units over the next 30 months. This project is scheduled to replace 1940s and 1950s constructed family housing units that are no longer economically feasible to repair or improve, said Rudy Lakeshore Toltest, Jv LLC contractors conduct demolition operations on housing units at Evans Point, Feb. 27. As part of an over $31 million dollar contract, the project will see demolition and replacement of 71 housing units over the next 30 months, on base. Renovations will be seen at Marina Point, Mobile Point, Marine Site, and Caravella Point in the coming months. Sammons, NS Guantanamo Bay Housing Installation Program Manager. The next neighborhood to be affect ed will be Marina Point. Those two neighborhoods will complete phase one of demolition. P hase two comprises projects at Mobile Point and two bedroom units at Marine Site, followed by block units in Caravella Point. Iguana Terrace housing will be the fi nal phase of the demolition and replacement construc tion, contracted through Lakeshore Toltest, Jv LLC. This project is very important for the community as it will provide modern, larger houses for our fami lies, said Sammons.
Job/department: Age: Home State: Hero: Quote: Favorite sports team: Favorite hobby: Favorite book: Favorite movie: Favorite GTMO restaurant: Favorite musician: Favorite TV show: Greatest passion: Currently working on: How the NAVY has im proved his life: Sailor of the Week be cause: NAVY DIVER FIRST CLASS CHRIS KERR MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor GTMOs P ort Ops Provide Beach Cleanliness T he Port Operations (Port Ops) de partment at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay participated in a beach cleanup project, Feb. 28. The monthly assignment focused on the installations Hicacal beach, providing the community a rubbish-free recreational area. The cleanup also provided Port Ops personnel with a team building exercise. Because of its location with respect to wind and tide, Hicacal beach is one of the upper bay tends to wash ashore, said NS Guantanamo Bay Port Operations base personnel may inadvertently cause trash to wind up here by losing it over the side of their boats, or failing to take their Organized runs that include the public consumption of alcohol are not authorized on NAVSTA GTMO. This applies to military members, regardless of service, and civil ians alike. With limited exceptions, it is a vilation of the Naval Station Alcoholic Beverage Control policy to con Navys policy on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. NAVSTAGTMOINST 1700.1A/OPNAVINST 5350.4D REGULATION DID YA KNOW ? the beach. Todays cleanup resulted in about 70 pounds of garbage (mostly plas tics) removed from the beach. In addition to Hicacal beach, Port Ops is also responsible for the cleaning and up keeping of Windward and Leeward ferry landings, and the industrial area shoreline. Like many departments on base, Port Ops conducts monthly cleanups of our areas of responsibility in accordance with the installations cleanliness instruction, one. Wed like to ask the entire GTMO community to assist with base cleanli ness by taking a few moments to dispose theyre walking the beaches. BM2 Carol Gowdy, QM3 John Null, and QM2 Edwards Terence remove debris from Hicacal beach as part of monthly Port Ops cleanup operations at recreational areas on base, Feb. 28. Personnel removed more than 70 pounds of garbage during the evolution. photo by QMCS Paul Bischoff
C haplains Corner Girl Scouts Camp Out In Support Of World Thinking Day MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor T he Girl S couts at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay held their annual outdoor camp-out at the in stallations Phillips Dive Park, Feb. 24. The event provided scouts an opportunity to earn new scout badges, and learn about World Thinking Day 2012. World Thinking Day is a day to celebrate internation al friendships, said Francesca Dietz, NS Guantanamo Bay Girl Scouts Overseas committee chair. It is a re minder that the Girls Scouts of America are part of a global community; one of nearly 150 countries involved in the program. Twenty-two Girl Scouts and nearly 30 family members participated in the camp-out, which featured a variety of learning activities based on the theme for World Think ing Day 2012, Girls Worldwide Say We Can Save Our Planet. The girls enjoyed learning about other countries and what its like for girls growing up in those countries, said Dietz. Anyone who may be interested in joining or volunteering with Girl Scouts can reach me at gtmo. firstname.lastname@example.org. GTMOs Girl Scouts learn about World Thinking Day during a camp-out held at Phillips Dive Park, Feb. 24. World Thinking Day celebrates international friendships and educates scouts about cultural differences around the world. photo by Francesca Dietz I n this weeks article, I would like to share a Cherokee tale that I Chaplain Larry Jones NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Chapel Services The Tale Of Two Wolves was introduced to while serving as a hospital chaplain about the Two Wolves. The author of the tale is un known but the moral of the story is powerful. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, greed, lies, false pride and ego. The other is good. It is joy peace, love, hope, serenity, kindness, compassion and faith. The grandson thought about it and then asked, Which wolf wins? The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed. yourself, which wolf seems to be winning right now in your life? If it is good, continue to feed yourself with those things that have added to the positive upkeep in your life. There are many ways to feed the good, for example, posi tive literature, your close relationships, or your faith. If the evil wolf seems to be stronger at the moment, how ever, it is never too late to make a change and to feed it less and less until you see the expected positive results. Remember, you make the choice on which one wins.
Nashville, Tenn. blues/rock group The Bart Walker Band perform for base residents at MCSFCOs parade field during one of two concerts on base, Feb. 25-26.
T he Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay hosted the Bart Walker Band, Feb. 25-26. The blues/rock group from Nashville, Tenn. performed at MCSFCOs parade club, providing musical entertainment for the community. Along with the two shows, the band provided a music clinic for GTMOs children, teenagers, and young adults at the WT Sampson High school, said Winston Tierney. Students were in vited to play piano with Reese Wynans of Stevie Ray Vaughns band Double Trouble and play guitar with Bart Walker. My own daughter seemed to abandon her piano interests for play ing the drums with Austin Curcurato, MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Jams In GTMO and I, the biggest kid in there, jammed a note or two with Paul Ossola on bass. Lead vocalist and guitarist Bart Walk er was recently awarded the Albert King Best Blues Guitarist Award at the International Blues Competition, win ning over more than 200 bands from around the world. The Marines wanted to give some thing back to the community for all the support they have given us over last year, said Tierney. We had previously intended to host the band for the Ma rine Corps Birthday Ball last November. Due to a series of unfortunate circum stances, that plan was not able to come to fruition, but we did not want to give up on the idea of bringing in some out standing entertainment. It was just a spectacular event. Without a doubt, the most entertaining band and concert I have seen since coming to GTMO.
T he Navy Facebook page launched a new interface Feb. 29, changing the way fans engage and inter act on the site. Along with 40 other big brands from government and industry, the Navy was selected as part of the ini tial rollout of Facebooks popular timeline that, until now was only available to personal profiles. The move gives select brands early access to the interface that will eventually be mandated for every brand page on Facebook. New Facebook pages give government agencies, lawmakers, and political campaigns more engag ing ways to tell their stories, and were excited to see branches of the U.S. military leading the way. said Joel Kaplan, vice president, U.S. Public Policy for Facebook. Were eager to see others join the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in embracing new pages to better to connect with citizens, provide infor mation, and deliver services, Kaplan said. The Navy entered into a beta product agreement with Facebook in early February for the initial rollout phase of Timeline for brands on the Navys Facebook page. N avy Partners With Facebook For Initial Timeline Rollout Defense Media Activity Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) These interface changes will allow us to tell a more engaging and authentic story that aligns with our on going efforts to share the value of Americas Navy with audiences at home and abroad, said U.S. Navy Chief of Information, Rear Adm. Denny Moynihan. This early partnership gives the Navy the opportu nity to provide feedback and suggestions for enhance ments to Facebook. This is especially important as the new interface will eventually affect 870 command pag es currently administrated by Navy communicators. It also gives the Navy social media team an ad vance opportunity to develop guidance and exper tise to share with Navy communicators prior to the March 30 rollout for all page users. The Navys social media efforts are more than two years old and include a variety of platforms, in cluding Facebook and Twitter. There are more than 470,000 fans on the U.S. Navy Facebook page and 820 commands in the U.S. Navy Social Media Directory. For more information, visit: http://www.facebook. com/usnavy. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay N aval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Fleet and Family Sup port Center (FFSC) held a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) course from Feb. 27 Mar. 1. T and commands on base, is part of the FFSC SAPR VA Program. Three of the students were already VAs, but were required to at tend for their yearly ten hours of refresher training. S ome of subjects that were covered included the history of sexual assault in the military, how a victim and the military re spond to sexual assault, and how VAs can help victims recover from sexual assaults. GTMOs FFSC H olds V ictim A dvocacy Course Terence Peck FFSC Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Susan Perez instructs the SAPR Victim Advocate course, Feb. 27-Mar.1 at the FFSC classroom. We went to the hospital emergency room so that they can see the room where forensic exams are performed and meet the hospital dinator and course instructor. Some VAs may have never been in side an emergency room, some VAs may have never seen the tools used during a forensic exam. I want the VAs to see that before they are with a victim so it is not as shocking or surprising. G Criminal Investigative Service were also invited to discuss with the students the role they play in their respective areas. VAs respond to victims of sexual assault, said Perez. Their role is to be supportive, provide resources and information to vic tims, and to accompany the victims throughout the process if the victim so chooses. T he assistance that VAs provide includes referral to resources both on the installation and in the civilian community, helping vic and helping victims through the investigative process. Each installation has a SAPR program and an advocate available for 24 hours, seven days a week, said Perez. F or Army Sgt. LaShaon Brinkley, a Joint Detention Group engi neer supporting Joint Task Force-GTMO, her previous experience as a victim advocate in Gulfport, Miss., helped provide other stu dents an ideal of what to expect. said. A lthough Brinkley is already a victim advocate, the course pro vided her with a lot of new information. dates that I may have missed, Brinkley said. F or more information on the SAPR VA Program, call 4227 or hour SAPR VA hotline at 84578.
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T he Black Heritage Organization (BHO) at Naval Station (NS) Guan tanamo Bay hosted its second annual Black History Ball called the Black and White Gala at the Windjammer ball room, Feb. 25. The event celebrated this years Black History Months theme, Black Women in American Culture and History, which honored African American women and the various roles they played in shaping the nation. This experience had a positive im pact on the base and included the entire community, said BHO President Darrell LaBorn. We want to thank the installa tion and all that participated in the his torical event. The event began with an afro-centric fashion show where models entered into the ballroom with various type of Afri can clothing. While the models posed as Black Heritage Organization Host Black And White Gala Event Honors African American Women, History, Culture UFC fighter Keith Jardine, the Dean of Mean, instructs community members as they participate in a martial arts training demonstration held at the Denich Gym, Feb. 19. Terence Peck, MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Black and White Gala keynote speaker USNH Command Master Chief Betty Watson participates in a cake cutting ceremony during the Black Heritage Organizations second annual event, themed Celebrating Black Women in American Culture and History. Dr. Ron Archer, a best-selling author and award winning keynote speaker read a poem called The Tree. children from W.T. Elementary School presented a skit called The Child, The Minister, The Civil Rights Leader, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. The keynote speaker was Command Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Watson then cut the Galas cake. The master-of-ceremony stated during heritage of African American women, nation and the world. The entertainment continued with a lyrical dance solo by Keanna Peck, a 15-year-old student at W.T. Sampson High School, to Celine Dions A Mothers Prayer. Specialist Nikki Nixson and Lt. j.g. Shelli Green, sang duets and solos before the presentation of another fashion show dresses from the early 1900s to the pres ent. The night ended with the playing of Will Smiths Men in Black as men in black suits suddenly appeared from be hind curtains to walk the runway and escort the models in black on to the stage. Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo Bay Commander Rear Adm. David Woods, and JTF Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Being a part of the Black and White Gala was truly an honor for me, said gala participant Yolonda Williams. Im a young woman and being able to pay tribute to all the wonderful black women whove paved the way for me was amazing. It was really an inspira tional night for me, and Im sure it was for everyone else.