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Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Conducts Citadel Gale 2012 MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba conducted its annual basewide hurricane preparedness exercise, April 13-18. HURREX/Citadel Gale 2012, a Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Fleet Forces Command (FFC) exercise, is held annually to help commands prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Our events were centered around an impending hurricane heading in from the East, said Kevin Robarge, NS Guantanamo Bay Installation Training Ocer. We utilized our Conditions of Readiness (COR) settings to set and prepare the installation for the aects of destructive winds, heavy rains and other possible damage. Emergency and essential personnel Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Command and Control personnel at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba conduct Exercise Citadel Gale 2012, April 17. The destructive weather training scenario tested emergency response team members ability to set Condition of Readiness (COR) levels, evaluate and respond to associated damage, and account for personnel during a potential natural disaster event on the installation. from NS Guantanamo Bays operations, security, re, administrative and public aairs departments, the U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cubas emergency medical technicians and emergency room sta, Joint Task Force Guantanamo personnel, and the Defense Media Activity Detachment Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, participated in the exercise. Simulations included shutting down water usage due to sediment clogging the ltration system, ooding in multiple areas around the installation, debris, mud slides and damage to accompanied and unaccompanied housing units, said Robarge. Lessons learned from this exercise will allow installations to assess their ability to set COR conditions and mitigate loss of life property and return to full mission capability as soon as possible. COR conditions 1-5 were observed during the exercise and all damages were tracked and prioritized with resources assigned to that priority, according to Robarge. COR conditions help base residents and Emergency Operation Center (EOC) personnel to initiate preparatory actions required to properly secure the installation. During the three-day evolution, emergency response ocials manned the installations EOC which consists of multiple disciplines based on the type of disaster, tracking emergency response personnel as they reacted to each destructive weather scenario. is exercise provided NS Guantanamo Bay the ability to validate the Hazard Specic Annex (HSA), destructive weather, said Mark Kennedy, NS Guantanamo Bay Emergency Manager. By exercising this HSA we identied information that will be added, deleted, or reworded for clarity. ese changes will be made before the start of hurricane season to enhance our readiness.
MASTER-AT-ARMS 3RD CLASS JESSICA JIMISON Job/Department: Admin/ Security Age: 22 Home State: California Hero: My Mom and Brother Quote: Everything happens for a reason. Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys Favorite Hobby: Fishing Favorite Book: Push Favorite Movie: Due Date Favorite GTMO Restaurant: Jerk House Favorite Musician: Trey Songz Favorite TV Show: The First 48 Greatest Passion: Making my parents proud Goal: Make second class petty officer Currently Working On: Learning the Yeoman rate How The Navy Has Improved Her Life: The Navy made me a responsible, gave me a job, and helped me grow as a person Sailor Of The Week Because: For her outstanding performance in Security Admin. Her diligence greatly assisted the chain-ofcommand during hurricane exercise Citadel Gale 2012. MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor T he Defense Media Activity (DMA) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will partner with e Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) to host Radioon 2012, April 23-25. e annual pledge drive assists NMCRS in their mission to oer eligible active-duty, retired, and reservist service members and widowed spouses nancial assistance in the form of interest-free loans and grants, education scholarships, nancial counseling and budget services. Every military radio station around the world does some variety of Radioon to help promote awareness of the relief society and to raise money for them, said Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stanley Travioli, DMA Guantanamo Bay Ocer-in-Charge. is is a great way as a community to get RadioThon 2012 To Benefit Navy Marine Corps Relief Society involved and donate to a worthy cause. To participate, base residents may call the radio stations hotlines at extension 3333 or 2100 and pledge a minimum of $1 to choose their favorite song from DMAs wide variety of selections in their audio library. is is a chance for the listeners to dictate exactly what were playing by donating money, said Travioli. While your song is playing, another person may call in and pay $2 to stop the song in progress in place of a new selection. We also have top of the hour and bottom of the hour song requests. is is where listeners may pledge money to have a particular song played all day at the top or bottom of the hour. e goal of this years Radioon is to raise more than $6,000 in support of NMCRS through community participation, according to Travioli. NMCRS is a service member-centric organization that helps everyone in the service, some directly and some in-directly, said Travioli. Without it, someone in your chain of command may not be able to aord a trip home to bury a parent, or help with a blown engine in a car that transports a child to the doctor. We have to help keep the program alive. e Radioon will be broadcast on FM channels 102.1 and 103.1, as well as television channel 4. MC1 Phil Beaufort U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs USFF Kicks Off First-Responder Training S ailors at Naval Station Norfolk heard U.S. Fleet Forces Commands deputy chief of sta for eet personnel, development, and allocation, reinforce the importance of being a rst-responder in sexual assault cases April 16. Al Gonzalez talked about the Navys Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, and how as active bystanders, Sailors have the power to stop assaults from occurring and to get help for people who have been victimized. We want all Sailors to understand that sexual assault is a crime, and we need Sailors to be our eyes and ears to prevent sexual assaults and, if they do happen, to report them to the proper authorities. Sexual assaults have no place in our Navy, said Gonzalez. at is why we need them to be active and help us reduce the number of sexual assaults around the eet. Bystander intervention can make a dierence. According to Norfolks Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Kim Birdwell, knowing what to do when confronted in the aftermath of a sexual assault can help the recovery process. Around 40 percent of Sailors reporting a sexual assault end up leaving the Navy within 18 months of the incident, said Birdwell. So its essential that they get help right away in order to begin the healing process.
C haplains Corner I n 1984, Easter Sunday fell on April 22nd. e memory of that Chaplain Tung Tran Guantanamo Bay Chaple Services In 1984... Easter left an indelible mark on my life. It was twenty-eight years ago, a group of refugees and I were shipwrecked and rescued in the South China Sea. We were almost dead, but now, I am here. To many people I am lucky to be alive. To me it was through Gods grace. e question for me is not whether it was God who delivered me from my distress. Because I believe, nothing happens without God willing or permitting it. e question for me then GTMO SARP Counselors Promote Alcohol Abuse Prevention Awareness MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor S ubstance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) counselors at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, provided educational information on substance abuse for community members, April 13. In recognition of April being Alcohol Awareness month, the counselors set up an information booth at the installations Navy Exchange to highlight ways to prevent alcohol abuse. Substance abuse and dependence does not differentiate between military or civilian, young or old, male or female, said Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Matthew Murcin, is why did God let me survive that horribly unforgettable experience of being at sea ve days and ve nights without food or water, with engine failures, and robbed multiple times? It was so that I could one day work with and serve His children at GTMO, to see His goodness and beauty in people and in His creation. Readers and friends, that was a personally lived experience of resurrection. I was as good as dead twenty eight years ago, but I am still alive. anks to the goodness of God expressed through people and through you, either directly or indirectly. Whatever happens happens for a reason. Were all on GTMO for a reason. Make it a good life experience. God loves you. May God bless you. NS Guantanamo Bay Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) counselor. It is a problem that affects not only the person, but will impact all areas of their home and work. The Navy Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council (NDAAC) meets quarterly at the installation, bringing together department heads and health-care providers to discuss alcohol abuse and prevention, according to Murcin. GTMO is a remote location and many here work under very stressful situations, said Murcin. If used responsibly, alcohol is one way to relax and unwind. However, many times alcohol is not used responsibly. Help is here if you or someone you know needs it. An alcohol related incident (ARI) does not have to be the first step in receiving help. Most times the warning signs are evident well before an incident occurs. Tricare beneficiaries or residents with health insurance may set up an appointment by calling extension 72650. Outpatient counseling services and referrals are available as well. Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1830 in room 4A at the Base Chapel Annex. GTMO Marks Holocaust Remembrance With Proclamation Terence Peck I n rememberance of the Holocaust victims, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cubas commanding officer signed a proclamation, April 19. The proclamation, signed by Capt. Kirk Hibbert, recognizes April 25-22 as Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. In the first proclamation in 1981, President Ronald Reagan ask that ...the people of the United States to observe this solemn anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, with approriate study, prayers and commemoration, as a tribute to the spirit of freedom and justice which Americans fought so hard and well to preserve. Along with the signing of the proclamation, the MultiCultural Observance Committee held a Lunch and Learn at the community center where Lee Adelman, the Naval Stations Business Manager, was the events guest speaker. Members of the Naval Stations Multi-Cultural Observance Committee watch as GTMOs
MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor U SS Oak Hill (LSD 51) visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to assist the installations Weapons department with an ammunition on-load, April 14-15. e Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship provided a landing craft utility (LCU) vessel as transport to bring aboard 172 pallets of mortars. e ordnance is set to be o-loaded in Earle, New Jersey, and utilized as training aides for U.S. Marines. e importance was geared towards Marines having the opportunity to use live ordnance in training before using it in combat, said Lt. Timothy Proctor, NS Guantanamo Bay Weapons Ocer. is was the rst time in over 20 years that NS Guantanamo Bay has conducted this scale of an on-load to a ship. e eorts USS Oak Hill, Weapons Department Conduct Ammo On-Load USS OAK HILL WEAPONS ON-LOAD of the Weapons Department personnel contributed signicantly to completing the on-load in a safe and ecient manner. e installations Weapons department conducted the on-load, with the Operations department assisting with coordination, the Security department providing escorts for all transports, and the Safety department ensuring proper operational risk management (ORM) was observed. We follow instructions and directives, said Joseph Perfetto, NS Guantanamo Bay Safety Manager and Explosive Safety Ocer. We have a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SOP) for what will be accomplished. e evolution took more than 70 days to plan. ORM was conducted every day for a week to ensure that everyone knew what was going on. e ammunition move went without a hitch.
GTMOs W.T. Sampson Students Participate In S2M2 Stacey Byington F ive W.T. Sampson High School students spent their spring break taking advantage of a Science, Service, Medicine, and Mentoring (S2M2) program at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO), Apr. 9 13. This was the first year this program was conducted here, said LT Eric Dunbar, NC, organizer of the weeklong event. We did our very best to limit any break time to keep the students active and engaged at every visit and in-between. The S2M2 program, sponsored by the hospitals cultural diversity team headed by LT Sonia Williams, NC, was developed to encourage high school students to pursue their interests to become medical professionals and scientists, and engage Navy physicians and other military medical personnel with high school and college students in their geographic area. The program developed at USNH GTMO was along the lines of a weeklong job fair, with medical providers and hospital staff interacting with the students, both in a classroom setting, and throughout the hospital. Students participating were Gabriel Dunbar, Braden Galloway, Ofelia Pastora, Tataina Wynder, and Dane Stone. The staff did an exemplary job of engaging the students in hands-on activities when and where possible, added Dunbar. We kept the schedule flexible and even added a laboratory and radiology visit when time permitted. This was key to the success of the program. During one activity, an orthopedic technician put a cast on each students dominant arm. They wore the cast for about 24 hours, after which it was removed, and then they discussed how the cast affected their everyday lives, how people with disabilities constantly deal with those limitations, and patient communication. Stone appreciated the effort the entire staff put into making the program fun. anks to everyone for taking time to show us an unforgettable experience and I cant wait to come back next year and learn even more, he said. e students had nothing but praise for the entire hospital sta and especially the Orthopedic doctor and the Operating Room team, concluded Dunbar. e partnership between W.T. Sampson High School and USNH GTMO has only grown stronger through this program, and will continue to do so. The S2M2 program encourages high school students to pursue interests to become medical professionals and scientists. U.S. Navy Photo by Stacey Byington
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Marine Corps Security Force Company Host Mess Night MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor T The Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted a Mess Night, at the installations Tiki Bar, April 15. The mess night is a time-honored tradition that helps to enhance morale and build camaraderie amongst the participating Marine units. During mess nights, service members past and present are recognized and the roots of the sea service war fighter are remembered. This event goes back to our naval expeditionary heritage, said Marine (USMC) Maj. Winston Tierney, MCSFCO Commanding Officer. With the ongoing wars, Marines have gotten away from doing these sorts of things based on other operational commitments. Many young Marines who joined the USMC after 2001 have never had an opportunity to participate in this sort of time-honored tradition. We wanted to introduce the young Marines to this part of our Corps, and stroke the fires of Esprit De Corps for the older Marines who have not participated in one for a long time. From the early 1800s until 1914, wine messes were part of the wardrooms of ships of the fleet, according to Tierney. During the mess night, the Marines observed various customs of early naval ceremonies. Except for minor variations, the format for this exceptional event remains wedded to a scenario gleaned from our British cousins, said Tierney. Even the popular tradition of the parading of the beef, our main course, for approval by the President of the Mess, is found in the rich martial traditions of British military lore. The mess night is fashioned to fit a formal gathering with a military flavor. Tierney, as president of the mess, was in charge and controlled the flow of events. The vice-president of the mess, or Mr. Vice, as the title has come to be known, acts as the enforcer of the presidents decisions and also regulates who may speak to the president. Mess night was a closed, fairly intimate gathering of the Marines assigned to MCSFCO or directly supporting the installation, said Tierney. ose Marines of MCSFCO serve in a two-fold mission here that keeps them extremely busy and operationally engaged. is event aorded them a break from the norm, and an opportunity to interact with senior and junior Marines alike from the company and the supporting agencies in a relaxed environment where they could learn from each other, and learn about our Corps and its proud history. The mess night was the first one held during Tierneys command. Tierney took command of MCSFCO in June 2010. Mess nights find their history and heritage in the earliest days of the Navy and Marine Corps team, said Tierney. Marines young and old have an obligation to know and understand our lineage and history, so that they might carry on the traditions.