Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00257
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 05-18-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note: Current issue plus archived issues covering the most recent 12 months.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 57204860
System ID: UF00098616:00257
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HURRICANE 2012 Securing Your Home Disaster Supply Kit Checklist Base Shelters ...and more inside


Job/Department: USNH Ward/Leading Petty Officer Age: 27 Home State: San Pedro Sula, Honduras Quote: Life Is Good. Favorite Team: Real Madrid Favorite Hobby: Soccer Favorite GTMO Restaurant: Astrid Turners kitchen Favorite Movie: The Fast and the Furious Favorite Musician: Luis Miguel Currently Working On: Advancing to 2nd Class Petty Officer How The Navy Has Improved His Life: It gave me the opportunity to help people around the world and experience different countries and cultures Sailor Of The Week Because: Served with pride and professionalism in the duties of acting LPO of Home Health when needed, LPO of the ward, ACFL to assist with FEP and the PFA, and conducting swim classes for his fellow shipmates. MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor I n this annual hurricane preparedness edition, we at the Gazette will attempt to provide you with valuable information in preparation for inclement weather. Please use this issue as a guide during the hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends November 30. The term hurricane originates from the indigenous religions of old civilizations. The Mayan storm god was named Hunraken. The taino people called an evil god Hunraken. Hurricanes may not be considered evil, but they are one of natures most powerful storms. Hurricanes potential to cause loss of life and destruction of property is tremendous. Residents need to be prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms. Even inland areas, well away from the coastline, can experience destructive winds, tornadoes and floods from tropical storms and hurricanes. Editors Note: What Is A Hurricane? HOSPITAL CORPSMAN 3RD CLASS MIGUEL MEJIACONTRERAS Tropical depressions and tropical storms, while generally less dangerous than hurricanes, still can be deadly. e winds of tropical depressions and tropical storms are usually not the greatest threat. Heavy rains, ooding and severe weather, such as tornadoes, create the greatest threats from tropical storms and depressions. On average each year, 10 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. In a typical 3-year span, the U.S. coastline is struck on average ve times by hurricanes, two of which will be designated as major hurricanes. Tropical cyclones are sometimes steered by weak and erratic winds, making forecasting a challenge. Warnings issued from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center continue to improve and have greatly diminished hurricane fatalities. Set throughout Hurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30). V Readiness Condition V Set when hurricane force winds are greater than 50 knots and are within 72 hours. IV Readiness Condition IV Set when hurricane force winds are greater than 50 knots and are within 48 hours. Double-check your disaster supply kit and compiling important paperwork. III Readiness Condition III Set when hurricane force winds are greater than 50 knots and are within 24 hours. All emergency personnel report for duty and all base leave and liberty is cancelled. All residents should stay tuned to the Naval Stations three radio frequencies for further instructions. Outdoor furniture, trash cans and other moveable objects should be moved inside or securely tied. II Readiness Condition II Set when hurricane force winds are greater than 50 knots and are within 12 hours. All personnel should proceed to hurricane shelters or hurricane-resistant housing. After the hurricane has cleared the area, re ghting, public works damage assement and security teams will deploy to assess damage. All personnel should remain in their shelters until an all clear is passed. I Readiness Condition I All Clear When the all clear is passed, all military and civilian employees should leave their shelters and report for muster and further instructions. All residents will be allowed to return to their quarters. All Clear Conditions of Readiness (COR) Levels


HURRICANE 2012 C haplains Corner L ast week I was temporarily assigned to duty (TAD) in Chaplain John V. Dickens USNH Guantanamo Bay Command Chaplain Back Home Norfolk. It is the rst time I have left the island since arriving in January. As you would expect, I enjoyed eating at dierent restaurants, driving 65 miles per hour, and feeling the 64 degree weather. But returning to the island this time was a very dierent experience than the rst time. is time, I was coming back home, back to a familiar place, back to friends and family, back to where I have been called to serve. Some of us are here for a very short time; others have been here for decades. However long or short your time is here, my hope is that you will claim a sense of home. What is it they say, bloom where you are planted? One of my friends who will soon leave the island gave me some young tomato plants he started from seeds. ey look promising. Hmmm. Bloom where youre planted. Reminds me of the mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches. W hat do you do with your pet if you dont live in a hurricane proof shelter and you dont have a friend in a hurricane proof shelter that is able to take your pet? GTMO now has a pet shelter for your use. e pet shelter is located at Cuban Bunker #30. If you need a pet shelter please do the following: N otify the Vet Clinic, 2212 so they can plan on approximately how many animals will be coming to the shelter. Prepare your pet survival kit; pet food, bottled water, medications, veterinary records, cat litter/pan, garbage bags, litter scoop, food dishes, and can opener. Make sure you bring a secure pet carrier plus leash or harness so the pet cant escape. Attach information on top of the carrier about your pets feeding schedule, medical condition, behavior problems, and name of owner. Your pet should be wearing up-to-date identication at all time. Pet toys or blanket, if easily transportable. Keeping Your Animals Safe Base Hurricane Shelters JTF .....................................................W.T. Sampson High School JTF ...........................................W.T. Sampson Elementary School JTF ........................................................Base Gym (Denich Gym) Marine Site ..............................................................Youth Center Marine Point ...........................................................Youth Center Radio Point ..............................................................Youth Center Paola Point ..............................................................Youth Center Contractor Manned Camps .....................................Bowling Alley Deer Point ..........................................................................BOQ


One-week supply of non-perishable foods per person One-week supply of drinking water per person Fill plastic jugs with drinking water upon receiving warning of imminent danger Maintain a supply of disposable eating and drinking utensils Bottle and can openers Special diet and baby foods Supply of plastic bags Prescription and non-prescription medication Copy of all prescriptions Prosthetic devices (eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.) First aid kit Pocket knife Hand saw, pliers, tape, compass Battery-operated radio and extra batteries Flashlight and batteries Battery operated lantern Candles and matches Whistle


HURRICANE 2012 Take Charge, Stay Informed, Be Prepared Social Security cards Passports Drivers Licenses Deeds Insurance policies Stocks and Bonds Will Savings and checking account books or account numbers Credit cards Money List of valuable household goods with serial numbers List of important phone numbers (insurance agents, banks, family, etc.) Birth certificates Immunization record Emergency medical alert tags/cards Shot records Place paperwork in a waterproof box or safe deposit box


HURRICANE 2012 Phase 4 Of U.S. Naval Hospital Renovations Begins Stacey Byington U .S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay is putting the nal touches on upgrades scheduled as Phase 3 ends, and Phase 4 begins of a $15 million hospital renovation which began in October 2009. Renovations to A-Wing (Command Suite, Pharmacy, Patient Admin, Tricare, Multi-Service Ward and Dental Clinic) took place December 2011 April 2012. Renovations to C-Wing (Primary Care, OB/GYN, Optical Clinic and sta training spaces) took place August November 2011. It is important that everyone on the base know that no hospital services have been, or will be interrupted, during these renovations, said LCDR Willie Carter, MSC, USNH GTMO Director of Administration. CAPT Richard Stoltz, MSC, USNH GTMO Commanding Ocer, has directed it is business as usual, and it is imperative to make this long-term renovation as seamless as possible for people who need hospital services. Beginning May 23, the Emergency Room will be temporarily relocated to the other side of the hospital, in a specially equipped trailer (where the Laboratory was temporarily located during its renovation). Emergency Room parking will be designated in a small lot near the trailer entrance. e front entrance of the hospital, which has been closed since late November, will reopen on May 29. e current hospital was constructed in the mid-1950s, and opened its doors in 1956, said Carter. e current on-going renovation is the rst major upgrade to the hospital since that time. Although many of the upgrades will not be noticeable to the casual observer, the hospitals entire re-suppression system has been replaced, and most of the hospitals life-safety measures have been upgraded to meet current codes. Renovations have been completed to the hospital Quarterdeck, located just inside the front entrance, the Command Suite Admin/Human Resources, Patient Administration, Patient Records, and the Pharmacy, which are all located on A-wing of the rst oor of the hospital. ose oces will also reopen in their original spaces on May 29. Other spaces of the hospital which will be returning to their original spaces include the Multi-Service Ward, second deck of A-wing, on May 21; Behavioral Health, second deck of B-Wing (where the temporary command suite was located), on June 4. e hospital galley will be closed for renovation beginning June 11 for approximately four months. Hurricanes form very quickly in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean just east of Guantanamo Bay. Before you take leave this summer, secure outdoor household goods in the event of inclament weather. Take trash cans inside or place in an outdoor closet. All pools, trampolines and toys or any other possible projectiles need to be secured. Tables chairs, grills, plants in pots and any other outdoor items need to be stowed. Clean up your garage because winds will enter the space through the opening at the bottom of the garage door and any unsecured items can damage the structure or vehicles inside. Contact the housing oce if you will be o-island for more than 72 hours. If you live in a housing area which is designated to a base shelter or you plan on staying with a friend during a hurricane, you need to secure the items listed above before leaving your home. For more information, contact the housing oce at 2400. Securing Your Home On-Line Hurricane Readiness Resources Ready.Gov www.ready.gov Emergency planning information and tools for all personnel. NFAAS https://navyfamily.navy.mil Web-based accountability, assessment and recovery tool for disaster-aected Navy personnel and their families. FEMA www.fema.gov Oers information on the range of natural and man-made disasters and guidance for protecting families and their property. National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov Coordinating with the National Weather Service, e National Hurricane Center provides tropical weather analysis and forecasts, in eorts to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic eciency by issuing watches and warnings.


SHOPPER 99 Isuzu Trooper, white, air, 6 cyclinders. Call (H) 77226. email: habanacoffee@gmail or samya.cruz@med.navy.mil Ford F-150 Lariat $6000 OBO. Call ND1 Brad Davis H:77045 C:55106 Chevrolet Corsica, white, 4 doors, $1600. Call 79499 24 Pontoon Boat with 60HP ETech motor $7,000. Call 75660 Chevy Suburban 1500, AT, AC, AM/FM Radio, runs great,no mechanical problems, great tivities. $3000. Call 55347 or 4535 Ducati 848, 7300 Miles, Termignoni Exhaust, Carbon Fiber highlights, have all OEM Parts. $9,000. Call TJ at 55105 or 4052 BAJAJ Chetak Motorscooter, 145cc, low-mileage, excellent condition, with helmet and ex tras, $500 OBO. Call 75798 (h) 74790 (w) Isuzu Rodeo.$2600 OBO. New tires & battery. Avail. June 8. Call 77711 or 4228 Jeep Cherokee, $3,500 OBO. Call 79526 Mens Full Wet Suit, Bare (tropi cal series) : $40. Call 78450 2 BCDs, 2 regs, 2 wet suits $500. Call 77155 Diamondback mountain bike Response Sport 2012, Disc Brakes, email boybaho10@ gmail.com Treadmill $45, crib mat.$40, 21TV $20, dresser+2 stands $80. Call 77711 or 4228 New window curtains. Blue, Black-Out type to block the sunlight, w/new rod and hard ware incl., $30. Call 58545 Keurig Special Edition. Features 3 cup brew choice, $90. In great condition and need to sell before leaving the island. Call Cutler or Wade 79703 KEF 5.1 Home theater system. with 3D sound. KEF matching HTB2SE powered Subwoofer. If you just want to buy separate sub cost around $ 800. All, $550. Bonus Floor stand free. Serious buyers only. Call 75565. No calls after 1500 except weekends SCSI modem, new style/model incl. pwr supp., ethernet cable, $60. Call 58545 Black Apple Macbook. Comes preloaded with OSX 10.5.8 (Leopard), 100GB HDD, 2GHz In tel Core Duo Processor, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Additional software includes: Microsoft Of virtual server. $500, Call 3242 SCSI modem, includes all wiring SCSI modem, $48. Call AJ at H: 77519 C:55353 The scoop JTFs SAFE RIDE HOME To prevent drinking and driving, those out drinking can take a safe ride home. Those not drinking can walk. Call 84913 or 84781. CARMEN DEEDY Enjoy an evening with Carmen Deedy as she tells her story Growing up Cu ban in Decatur Georgia. Open to all hands May 25, Base Chapel, 1900. ARMED FORCES DAY 5K RUN Cooper Field. Kids Day Run to follow at 0900 at Cooper Field Track. Food, games, and fun after the run. JIDC SOUVENIER SALE May 19, 1000-1400, NEX Atrium. Earrings, T-Shirts, Hats and more. NAVY BIRTHDAY BALL CARWASH Help support the 237th annual Navy Birthday Ball by getting your car washed. Downtown Lyceum car wash, May 19, 1100-1500. All dona tions are welcome. NEX MAIN STORE CLOSURE The main NEX will close at 2000, May 19 and re-open at noon May 20. Please plan your shopping agenda accordingly. SUMMER SAFETY STANDDOWN 101 Days of Summer 2012, May 24, Navy Exchange Atrium. Learn safety tips from numerous representatives on base. DINNER AND A MOVIE Bring the whole family to the Bayview patio for dinner and a show featur ing the cinematic masterpiece Nims Island, May 25, 1800-2100. And there will be sloppy joes! INTERVIEW TRAINING May 22, 0930-1130, FFSC Bldg. 2135. Learn information and tech niques for a successful job interview. FMI, call 4153. SUICIDE PREVENTION May 23, 0900-1100, FFSC Bldg. 2135. Taking action saves lives. To register, call 4153 or 4141. SUDS RETURNS Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba returns May 24-29. Reef Raiders Dive Club is looking for motivated volunteers to assist. Contact Ree fRaidersGTMO@gmail.com or stop by Ocean Enterprises to sign up. MWR Liberty Center Recreation Aide ( Full time), US hire $8.71 per hour, FN hire $7.35 + .58 BA per hour Liberty Center Recreation Aide (Flex) US hire $7.25 per hour, FN hire $5.86 Library Aide (Flex) US hire $7.25 per hour, FN hire $5.86 Electrician US hire $14.47 per hour, FN hire $8.08 + .40 BA Cahier Windjammer (Full Time) US hire $7.25 per hour, FN hire $5.86 + .52 BA Warehouse Worker (Flex) US hire $10.22 per hour, FN hire $5.90+ .52 BA FMI, call 74121. NAF HR is located in Bldg. 760 DoDEA Substitute Teacher 12-CUB-071, TP1701-00, Closes August 31st. Call the school at 3500 or 2207 for any inquires regarding this position. HRO Administrative Services Assistant (OA)LH12-014, GS-0303-05-06-07, USNH Admin Services Assistant (OA) LH12015, GS-0503-05-06-07, USNH Materials Handler LH12-016, WG6907-05, FLCJ DOWNTOWN LYCEUM FRIDAY MAY 18 8 p.m.: 10 p.m.: SATURDAY MAY 19 8 p.m.: 10 p.m.: SUNDAY MAY 20 8 p.m.: MONDAY MAY 21 8 p.m.: TUESDAY MAY22 8 p.m.: WEDNESDAY MAY 23 8 p.m.: THURSDAY MAY 24 8 p.m.: Mirror Mirror (new) PG 106 min. The Avengers PG 13 142 min. The Lorax (last) PG 96 min. The Vow (last) PG13 104 min. 21 Jump Street R 110 min. John Carter PG13 132 min. Silent House R 86 min. CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880 Dark Shadows (new) PG13 120 min. Wrath of the Titans PG 13 99 min. GTMO E-mail classified ad submissions to PAO-CLASSIFIEDADS@ USNBGTMO.NAVY.MIL If sent to any other e-mail, it may not be published. Submit your ad NLT noon Wednesdays for that weeks Gazette. Ads are removed after two weeks. Re-submit the ad to re-publish. The Gazette staff and NS Guan Justin Ailes at 4520 with your questions or concerns GTMO JOB HUNT MOVIES May 18, 1700-1900, Caravella Point 17B, May 19, 0700-0900 May 19, 0700-0830, C.Circle 27D June 2, 0800-1000, Windward Loop 13A June 2, 0700, C.Circle 3C Lost: Nook Simple Touch in black book case. Lost on May 12th at Leeward Air Terminal, on bus, or on ferry. If found please call 75590 or 55335


Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay Purchase a battery-operated AM/FM radio and several packs of replacement batteries for your disaster supply kit. If the power goes out in your home, you can stay connected by listening to FM 102.1, 103.1 and AM 1340 where emergency warnings, hurricane location, conditions of readiness and any other important information will be broadcast. The Defense Media Activity detachment, commonly known as RadioGTMO, has emergency auxiliary power that will allow uninterrupted broadcast capability in the event of storm-related power outages. Stay Connected When A Hurricane Approaches