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MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor C SAAD Sailors And Volunteers Restore Historic GTMO Site C oalition Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSAAD) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, hosted a volunteer cleanup and restoration project at the installations Our Lady of Cobre monument, Mar. 2. Eight volunteer service members cleaned and repaint ed the site, which serves as a religious shrine for the bases Cuban Catholic community. It is imperative to offer a wide selection of volunteer projects that benefit the local community and to present a positive outlet for Sailors, said Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Sandra Hosier, volunteer event co ordinator and CSADD Secretary. This project was vital to the Catholic community who will celebrate the 400th anniversary of Our Lady of Cobres existence later this month, and base Chapel services will rededicate and bless the historical site. Sailors and volunteers conduct a CSAAD hosted cleanup and restoration project at NS Guantanamo Bays Our Lady of Cobre monument, Mar. 2. The volunteers cleaned and re-painted the site, which serves as a religious shirne for the bases Cuban Catholic community. The 400th anniversary of Our Lady of Cobres existence will be celebrated later this month. Our Lady of Cobre also known as Our Lady of Char ity is the patroness of Cuba. The original shrine was built in 1926 and is situated in village El Cobre, near Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. The experience was heartwarming in so many ways, said Hosier. In addition, volunteer work is one of the many aspects of being a well rounded Sailor. It is crucial that Sailors continue to volunteer their time to places of need. Even though we are at an isolated command, there are still plenty of volunteer opportunities. Accompanying Hosier, Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Vanessa Rocha, Surface Sonar Technician 3rd Class Erin Phillips, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Oluw adamilare Ogunlade, Logistics Specialist Seaman Domi nique Williams, Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Rodney Washington, Aviation Electronics Techni cian 2nd Class Maurice Shuron, and Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Rodolfo Gallardo assisted in the cleanup project.
Job/department: Vehicle 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 her life: Sailor of the Week because: MASTER AT ARMS 3RD CLASS STACEY WILSON MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor S afety Department Host Motorcycle Safety Course T he Safety department at Naval Sta tion (NS) Guantanamo Bay, hosted an experienced rider and basic safety course for motorcycle enthusiasts at the In accordance with the U.S. Navy Traffic Safety Program (OPNAVINST. 5100.12H) and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI 6055.04), the pur pose of the motorcycle safety training program is to provide motorcycle op erators with safe riding skills, knowl edge, and techniques. This course keeps riders current on motorcyclist guidelines as well as military safety policies, and knocks off some rust, said NS Guantanamo Bay Safety Manager Joseph Perfetto. The course outlines requirements for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and operator training when rid ing a motorcycle on base. Active duty service members are subject to OPNAVINST 5100.12H at all times on or off a military installation. All other motorcyclists and their pas sengers who come aboard a military installation must also follow the in struction. The instruction requires that certain PPE be worn, to include Dot or Snell approved helmets, long trousers, long sleeved shirts, reflec tive vests or jackets, full finger gloves, hard-soled shoes with heels that pro tect the ankle, and protective eyewear. This event reaffirms my safety awareness when riding, and lets me know that other riders are confident on the road, said safety course partici pant Steven Bott. All military personnel who operate a motorcycle on or off base, and all DoD civilian personnel who operate a mo torcycle on base are required to com plete the motorcycle rider safety course before operating these vehicles. Mot orcycle Safety Course participant Steven Bott and base motorcyclists navigate turns during at the Safety department s training program,
C haplains Corner Sailors React To S ECNAVs 2 1st Century Sailor Marine Initiative MC2(SW/AW) William Jamieson Navy Public Affairs Support Element, East T he secretary of the Navy held an All Hands call on board USS Bataan (LHD 5) which was televised and streamed live on the Century Sailor and Marine initiative. Secretary Ray Mabus explained that the initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor continuum of service. The new defense strategy will put increased responsibilities on the Navy and Marine Corps in the years to come, the secretary said. You are the departments most essential asset, and it is the duty of the departments leadership to do all we can to provide each individ ual Sailor and Marine with the resources to maintain that resiliency. call feeling excited for the future of the Navy. I thought the new initiatives really show how far the Navy has come, said Vestal. We, as Sailors, need all the support we can get, and I feel like I heard a lot today that will have a real deckplate im pact. Various programs fall under the readiness area, all of which help ensure we have the most mentally prepared service members and family in department history. Continued emphasis on the respon sible use of alcohol, zero tolerance for drug use, suicide reduction, all work together to prepare Sailors, Marines and their families for the challenges that they may face and reinforce healthy alternatives when Sailors stationed onboard ships, submarines and at squadrons report for duty and randomly elsewhere to reduce the occurrence of alcohol related incidents that can end careers and sometimes end lives. Gas Turbine Systems Technician 2nd Class Eric Smith from As A few weeks ago, I wrote about pa tience. Yes, its something that we Chaplain Tung Tran NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Chapel Services Haste Makes Waste all need. I was told that there is a senior chaplain at a certain Naval base who regularly does physical training with Sailors, most of whom are quite a few years younger than him. At PT, when the group has a distance run, the chaplain would plan and set his pace. And so at the beginning of the run, he would let all the young Sailors sprint or run ahead of him or let others pass him knowing that he would eventually over take them. And sure enough, from the middle of the run to ward the end, he would pass one tired Sailor and then anoth er exhausted shipmate, and another teammate who would be worn out and panting and gasping for air. How does they have stamina, especially the ones that have been in the Navy for some time and have been training regularly? Yes, but there are other things that are very important. Wisdom is one of them. And wisdom tells that chaplain to be patient, to be smart and to remember that haste makes waste. I recall a story in which a student of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the martial art of Aikido, asked how long it would take a beginner to obtain a black belt. The master said, Ten years. The student then asked, What if I practiced twice as hard and twice the amount of time? The teacher then said, Twenty years. There are certain things that require pa tience and perseverance. Hang on folks. tion of policies already in place. We have been moving towards a cleaner, smarter Navy, and I would tell my guys that this is just one more step towards that goal, In addition to ensuring the readiness of our Sailors and Marines, the initiative will aim to make the Navy and Marine Corps the saf est and most secure force in the departments history. All personnel harassment or hazards, and when confronted with these, have the resources available to immediately correct the problem. I was very encouraged to see the Navy and Marine Corps taking the lead on sexual assault prevention said Vestal. Ive long been an advocate for the program and I think its very encouraging that environment. ready to meet the demands of performing in a tactical environment, and physical readiness is a crucial link to ensuring Sailors and Ma rines are ready to take on the challenges the Navy and Marine Corps faces today, and will face in the future. Ensuring all personnel, regardless of race or gender, are given ev ery opportunity to excel and succeed is the hallmark of the programs forth area, inclusion. In order to operate globally, the Department of the Navy will need diversity of ideas, experiences, areas of expertise, evant to the American people. bers. and Marines are provided the most robust transition support in Department history. Whether retraining wounded warriors, pro viding voluntary education, or helping achieve civilian creden tialing, the department will aim to provide personnel every op portunity for personal and professional growth.
M orale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, hosted drum and dance group Rhythm Extreme at the installations downtown Lyceum, Mar. 3. T he performance featured created rhythm through dancing, singing, and creative drumming utilizing rub ber trash cans, plastic buckets, and the stage itself. Im so proud of our MWR team MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Rhythm X E TREME Entertain Guantanamo ing line-up of live entertainment, and this was a great example of that vari ety, said NS Guantanamo Bay MWR Director Tara Culbertson. This was a heart pounding, fun show that ap pealed to all ages. I was thrilled to see how both the adults and the families enjoyed it. I think everyone enjoyed the crowd participation and the op portunity to get on stage to join in the fun. MWR works hard to provide I think this show was a big win. S rical production Stomp, Rhythm Extreme incorporates innovative percussion performances to create a theatrical event. During the perfor mance, some audience members were invited on-stage to try their hand at drumming on a variety of objects. Rhythm Extreme brought energy and excitement through a musical form rarely seen in GTMO, said NS Guantanamo Bay MWR Marketing Coordinator Brittany Hanna. Its important to host unique entertain ment because it keeps up base mo rale and it shows that MWR is lis tening to patron input.
Percussion and dance group Rhythm Extreme showcase creative drumming for community members during their performance at the downtown Lyceum, Mar. 3.
UNITED STATE S NAVAL HO S PITAL DID-YA-KNOW US N H N ational Patient Safety Awareness Week is tak ing place March 4 10. U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO) has been promot ing patient safety education and awareness through out the week in the hospitals Primary Care Clinic. The annual campaign, led by the National Patient Safety Foundation, encourages patients to become involved, recognize the importance of patient safety in the United States and worldwide, said Sandra McMurray, USNH GTMOs Patient Safety Manager. Throughout the week of March 4 10, members of the healthcare team had displays set up in the Pri mary Care Clinic and in other areas of the hospital, and were available to answer patient questions. The 2012 patient awareness campaign slogan is Be Aware for Safe Care. The intent is to involve everyone patients, health care providers, and the general public to becom ing more aware of the ways each one can participate Patient safety impacts everyone, said McMur ray. The more we work together to promote patient system. hospital helping to cut a cake and announcing the USNH Guantanamo Bay F ocuses On Patient Safety Stacey Byington winners of the hospital safety poster contest. It is important that we do the right thing for our pa extra mile to keep our patients safe. The winners of the best patient safety poster was the Multi-Service Ward of the hospital. I am so pleased about the response we got to the poster contest, said McMurray. Everyone did an ex cellent job. We had a hard time determining the win ner. Infection prevention is one of the major concerns re lating to patient safety. One way to alleviate the spread of infection is by hand-washing. Our healthcare provid ers call this the healthcare handshake. Throughout the week patients seen at the hospital were given a card asking if they received their health care handshake, meaning did they witness their health treatment. Patients were asked to answer the questions on the card and deposit it in one of the boxes provided for the purpose, or turn the card in at the Primary Care check-in window. Here at USNH GTMO we encourage patients to em power themselves and ask questions about their care, to educate themselves about their treatment, added Mc Murray. We want them to be part of the solution. Now, more than ever in healthcare, a focus on empowering patients and strengthening patient-provider communi cations are seen as paramount to reducing errors. We all need to Be Aware for Safe Care. Patient safety impacts everyone. March 4-10 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week, and members of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bays Multi-Service Ward show off their winning Patient Safety poster. Throughout the week hospital personnel have been promoting patient safety education and awareness. Pictured (L-R) are HM3(AW) display along the hospital corridors. The prize for the best poster is a pizza party for the entire winning team. U.S. Navy Photo by Stacey Byington
The SCOOP DODDS GTMO JOB HUNT VEHICLES ELECTRONICS PAO-CLASSIFIEDADS@ USNBGTMO.NAVY.MIL. 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 removed after two weeks. Re-submit the ad to re-publish. The Ga zette staff and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, page. tion on all content. Call MC2 Justin Ailes at 4520 HOUSEHOLD GOODS JTFS SAFE RIDE HOME. BASE PHONE DIRECTORY BINGO GTMO HISTORY CLUB 2012 SEABEE BALL PARENTS NIGHT OUT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION CLASS ST. PATTYS DAY PARTY LUCKY CLOVER RUN YOUTH SPORTS BASEBALL RED CROSS TRAINING COURSE INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE MWR ELECTRICIAN COMPUTER TECH CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS ASSISTANT 74121 or stop by NAF HR in Bldg. 760. GTMO SHOPPER FRIDAY MAR. 09 7 p.m.: We Bought A Zoo (last) 9 p.m.: Act of Valor SATURDAY MAR. 10 7 p.m.: Dr. Seuss The Lorax (new) 9 p.m.: Underworld: Awakening (new) SUNDAY MAR. 11 8 p.m.: Safe House MONDAY MAR 12 8 p.m.: Darkest Hour TUESDAY MAR. 13 8 p.m.: War Horse (last) WEDNESDAY MAR. 14 8 p.m.: Joyful Noise THURSDAY MAR.15 8 p.m.: Contraband CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880 MOVIES DOWNTOWN LYCEUM IOM SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT in Spanish and English. Comfortable working with mi OUTDOOR REC EDUCATION AIDE AND TRAINING TECH call W.T. Sampson at 3500 or 2207 for any inquires regarding this position. YARD SALES MISC HRO CUSTODIAL WORKER HOUSING MANAGER TELECOMMUNICATIONS MECHANIC CYP FLEX CDC CLERK Must be CAC eligible. TRAINING AND CURRICULUM SPECIALIST Must be CAC eligible. $40,000-$55,000 an nually. Submit applications M-F to the MWR TREASURES AND TRIVIA LOST AND FOUND
F ive Sailors attached to Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cubas Port Operations department participated in the Shore Installa tion Management Basic Boat Cox swain (SimBBC) program Mar. 5-9. In accordance with Command er Navy Installations Command (CNIC) instruction 3500.1, the course was held to qualify Sailors as small boat Coxswains. GTMO P ort Ops Personnel Conduct SimBCC Program MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay A coxswain is the person overall in charge of safety, and the well-be ing of crew, vessel and passengers, said Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jason Mickel, SimBBC program in structor. We are teaching Sailors proper anchoring techniques, con ducting man over-board drills, and facilitating towing astern and tow ing along-side procedures. The SimBBC course provides a standardized shore installation management program for the train ing and qualifying of basic boat Coxswains and crewmembers. After completion of this course, members will obtain advanced knowledge in basic seamanship, fundamentals of basic navigation, and proper boat etiquette, said Mickel. Overall, the course gives Port Ops personnel a refresher of basic fundamentals while train ing them to be a coxswain and crew member, responsible for safe navigation.