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Guantanamo Bay Holds POW/MIA Recognition Service MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor Color Guard member Hospital Corpsman Seaman Tanganiykia Gray prepares to raise the National Ensign as part of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day service held at the base POW/MIA memorial, Sept. 21. This years ceremony was themed Until They Are Home, and emphasized the suffering of the families of missing U.S. military service men and women. K ey leaders at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba held a Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) remembrance ceremony, Sept. 21. e ceremony was held in conjunction with the DoD nationwide National POW/MIA Recognition Day services themed Until ey Are Home, emphasizing the patient suering of the families of missing U.S. military service men and women. e ceremony allowed us to take time out of our busy day to reect upon those that were POWs or still MIA, said NS Guantanamo Bay Equal Opportunity Advisor Chief Master-at-Arms Ricky Carter. Hopefully everyone will continue to remember, not only the POW/ MIA, but also keep the family members of those who still have loved ones MIA in their prayers, in the hopes that one day they are returned. According to DoD ocials, the Navy has over 33,000 unaccountedfor Sailors from World War II through the Persian Gulf War. Each year, the Navys POW/MIA section assists with repatriating Sailors and returning them to their loved ones for burial services on U.S. soil. It is because of those service men and women that sacriced everything that we can say we are truly a free nation, said Carter. During the service, a 21-gun salute was rendered from NS Guantanamo Bays honor guard consisting of Sailors attached to the installations Weapons department and Marines attached to base Intelligence. e National Ensign was raised by color guard members Hospital Corpsman Seaman Edward Bell and Hospital Corpsman Seaman Tanganiykia Gray. NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Ocer Capt. J.R. Nettleton read from the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Presidential Proclamation which states On September 21, the stark black-andwhite banner symbolizing Americas Missing in Action and Prisoners of War will be own over the White House; the United States Capitol; the Departments of State, Defense, and Veterans Aairs; the Selective Service System Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the Korean War Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; United States post oces; national cemeteries; and other locations across our country. We raise this ag as a solemn reminder of our obligation to always remember the sacrices made to defend our Nation.
Job/Department: LPO Switch Tech/NCTAMSLANT DET GTMO, Age: 33 Home Town: Chester, PA Quote: Dont worry, its all training. Favorite TV Show: Sons of Anarchy Favorite Hobby: Riding Motorcycles Favorite Team: Philladelphia Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers Favorite GTMO Restaurant: Room G16, Ros Place Favorite Movie: Sinners and Saints Favorite Musician: Trae The Truth Currently Working On: Building a permanent telecom database Greatest Accomplishment: My Children How The Navy Has Improved His Life: The Navy showed me life is different outside of my neighborhood and provided positive life experiences Sailor Of The Week Because: As lead Switch Tech and LPO of the BCO, he completed 67 work tickets and 10 trouble calls on vital Command and Control circuits CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN FIRST CLASS DHAFIR FREEMAN Iconic GTMO Site Receives Facelift MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor S eabees at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, completed a renovation project to an iconic base location, recently. More than 300 hours were spent repainting, fabricating, and installing upgrades to the historical North East gate, separating the installation from communist Cuba, reinforcing structural integrity to the high-visibility area. is project was important to us because we have been working on the planning and execution for more than 30 months, said NS Guantanamo Bay Public Works department (PWD) (Self Help) Equipment Operator 2nd Class Eric Battease. is site has a highvisual impact to many visitors to the island and the Marines that are entrusted to watch over it. Four Seabees attached to Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Public Works department and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 23 assisted with the renovation project. is project returned the gate to its original prestige, said Battease. e high visibility and importance of the antiterrorism/force protection requirements in that area served as the main reason for the construction. Given that its a high-trac area for photos, having a good curb appeal or aesthetic look helps too. Along with Battease, Builder 1st Class Steven Byers, Builder 3rd Class Kyle Kennison and Builder 3rd Class Jose Gastelum removed more than 90 tons of rotted wood and debris, installed 30 cubic yards of concrete and 35 concrete planters, painted and sealed the guard shack, and removed, sanded, painted and clear coated the U.S. Marine Corps sign that sits atop the guard shack before re-installing it at the gate. e project started June 26 and was completed July 6, said Battease. Approximately $70,000 went into to renovations, which saved the government approximately $50,000. As of August 1, PWD has been renamed to Engineer Service Team. The North East gate after an aprroximately $70,000 renovation project including fresh paint, new concrete, and the removal of debris. The upgrade was facilitated by four Seabees attached to NAVFAC Southeast PWD and NMCB 23 and took more than 300 hours to complete.
A ccording to a legend, on the site where Jerusalem was built, there Chaplain Tung Tran NS Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Services My Brothers Keeper lived two brothers, one with many children and the other alone and single. One day, they gathered their harvest and put the wheat in two piles in the vegetable garden. One night the single brother thought, My brother has a large family and needs more wheat than I do; I will put some of my sheaves on his pile. One hour later the married brother woke up and thought, My brother lives alone and doesnt have anyone to help him till the land; something must be done. And C haplains Corner taking some of the sheaves from his pile, he carried them to that of his brother. Next morning, they were both surprised to see that both piles were still the same. Its a story about brothers caring for one another. e brothers can be substituted by shipmates, comrades, colleagues, fellow countrymen, and residents of GTMO. e point is that how wonderful it would be if we all looked out for one anothers wellbeing. In the Bible it says when brothers live in unity, it is like precious ointment running down from the head of Aaron, running down on his beard and garment, or like dew that descends on the dry desert. To those who live in peace, God commanded blessing and life forever more. May you and your family be well, wherever they may be, and may you enjoy peace and good health. Bremcor Holds Vehicle Safety Stand Down At Guantanamo N aval Station Guantanamo Bay facility maintenance contracting company Bremcor held an all-hands training, Sept. 15. A safety stand-down was held with a focus on previnting vehicle accidents at the installation. e stand-down was a chance to pause and review safety requirements, said Bremcor Project Manager Gary Knowlton. Its a way to get the message out to all our employees that they need to use good, sound judgement when on the roads in GTMO. Nearly four hundred company employees attended the mandatory session at the downtown Lyceum which covered the topics of inattentive driving, safe reverse driving using the buddy system, defensive driving, and when not to drive. All Bremcor employees were trained on how to inspect vehicles to ensure all signals and safety features are in good operation. Bremcor has a eet of 190 vehicles used base-wide providing maintenance and construction projects for commands and tenant commands at the installation. Tracye Miller Bremcor Housing Manager Members of NS Guantanamo Bay s facility maintenance contracting company Bremcor attend a mandatory safety stand-down focused on vehicle safety requirements at the downtown Lyceum, Sept. 15.
Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, outgoing Commanding Officer Capt. Jesus Mendez passes the organizational colors to Maj. Mark Cameron signifying the transfer of leadership during a Change of Command ceremony held at the MCSFCO headquarters, Sept. 27. To see more,Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay
M arine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, held a Change of Command ceremony, Sept. 27. MCSFCO Commanding Ocer Capt. Jesus Mendez turned over command to the newly appointed Commanding Ocer Maj. Mark Cameron as he was ceremoniously passed the organizational colors. is ceremony not only showcases Marine Corps traditions and customs for our junior guys, but also shows the proper respect for the outgoing commanding ocer, said MCSFCO First Sgt. Jonathan Martin. We show respect for the leadership and knowledge the outgoing commanding ocer provided for the Marines at GTMO and we welcome the oncoming commanding ocer with the same amount of respect for the MCSFCO Holds Change of Command Ceremony At GTMO MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor knowledge and leadership he will provide. Several key leaders attended the morning service at the MCSFCO headquarters including NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Ocer Capt. J.R. Nettleton and Command Master Chief Ross Cramer. Selected to deploy as Battalion Operations Ocer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Cameron attended the Marine Air-Group Task Force Integration Course and received his Operations and Tactics Instructor certication. He deployed in August 2011 and served as Task Force Belleau Wood, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group Security Forces Battalion Operations Ocer, Camp Leatherneck in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Cameron served as Company C, First Battalion, Twenty-Fifth Marines 4th Marine Division Inspector-Instructor prior to reporting to NS Guantanamo Bay.
Considerations For The Separated, Divorcing And Dating L egal assistance clients often ask when they can start dating before their divorce is completed. There is a lot at stake with such a question, especially those whose divorce will involve children. Such extramarital relationships can affect your military career as well as your divorce case. The bottom line is that dating before a final divorce is not recommended for several reasons. First and foremost, military personnel could be subject to a prosecution for adultery, which is an offense under the UCMJ. No matter how hard you may try to hide your new relationship, social media such as Facebook may compromise the secret of your new relationship and provide evidence of your crime. Such relationships are not worth the possibility of losing your career (whether by courtmartial, Article 15/Non-judicial punishment, or administration separation). The new relationship may also cause an ugly fallout with your spouse and give your spouse ammunition to gain an advantage against you in the divorce proceeding. For military and civilians, if you have any children and/or property with your spouse, a pending divorce could get very ugly quickly if the other party finds out that you have a new relationship when the divorce is not even final yet. The spouse may then be motivated to fight over issues that you thought were resolved as your spouse tries to find a way to lash out in any way that he or she can. All of a sudden, your soon-to-be-ex may try to prevent visitation NS Guantanamo Bay with your children because of your new boyfriend or girlfriend and disagreements over whether it is in the best interests of the children for them to be exposed to your extra-marital affair. Such a relationship before the marriage is concluded could alter the complexion of the divorce proceedings and cause problems. All branches of the military provide that a service member has a duty to provide financial support to his or her spouse and family until an agreement is constructed and/or until a court finally issues a support order of some kind. A spouse who may be looking at getting less support than anticipated or no support may have a bigger incentive cause problems and reinvigorate the spouses support claims if your spouse becomes spiteful over your new relationship. Finally, rushing into a new relationship while your old relationship is still not resolved may not be the best idea from a psychological standpoint. It may be advisable to give yourself time to heal from the broken relationship before engaging in a new relationship. A new relationship has a better chance of success if you arent still involved in a bitter divorce proceeding. An individual should take the time to get the necessary counseling required to improve the chances of a more successful relationship in the future. This general article was drafted by LT G-T, Naval Legal Service Office Southeast for general informational purposes only. This article is not a substitute for individual legal advice and readers are advised that they should consult a lawyer in the state where they are divorcing. NEXCOM Improves Its Customer Return Policy T he Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is making improvements to its return pol-icy. Kristine M. Sturkie NEXCOM Public Affairs Specialist By extending our return policy to 45 days, it gives our customers more time to bring back an item to our store. In todays busy world, thats important to our customers. Merchandise purchased at a NEX or from myNavyExchange.com can be returned to any NEX store within 45 days of purchase for a refund or even exchange. We made this improvement to our return policy to make it more convenient for our customers, said Richard Dow, NEXCOMs Senior Vice President Store Operations. By extending our return policy to 45 days, it gives our customers more time to bring back an item to our store. In todays busy world, thats important to our customers. e standardized 45 day return policy on merchandise eliminates the previous exclusions in-cluding the 14 day return policy on certain items, such as computers, software and digital cam-eras. Now, the only exception to the 45 day NEX Customer Return Policy are pre-paid cards, such as nancial, music, phone and gift cards, which are not returnable. e refund will be processed in the same payment form as the original purchase. A return without a receipt will be issued on an NEX Gift Card at the items current NEX price. Re-funds made without a receipt can only be made at the NEXs Customer Service desk. Finally, diamond jewelry returns may be subject to an IGI appraisal prior to issuing a refund. e Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) oversees 100 Navy Exchange (NEX) fa-cilities and nearly 300 stores worldwide, 40 Navy Lodges, Ships Stores, the Uniform Program Management Oce, the Navy Clothing Textile and Research Facility and the Telecommunications Program Oce. NEXCOMs parent command is the Naval Supply Systems Command. NEXCOMs mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. NEXs and Navy Lodges operate primarily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality. NEX revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs. In FY11, $2.7 billion in sales were generated with $42.8 million in dividends provided to Navy MWR programs.
SHOPPER Nissan Altima 2.5L S. Automatic, tinted power windows. Power doors and locks. Power seat, CD/Radio. Cold AC, new battery and new tires. Very good condition, original owner since $5,900 OBO. Call 77106 7 green Ford Explorer $3500 OBO. With 4 new tires, new battery, a/c, 4 wheel drive, 124k miles & more. Call Sharon at 2512 or 84150 7 green Ford Explorer $3500 OBO. 4 new tires, new battery, a/c, 4 wheel drive, 124k miles. Call Sharon at 2512 or 84150 4 22 STARCRAFT $7500 OBO. With trailer, inboard/outboard, tackle box ap much more. Call 4849 days or 77118 evenings. Ask for Walt 19 Center Console w/90HP Johnson OB, and trailer. All new Garmin Fish Finder/Humming Bird GPS Combo, Wise holders, nine separate stand-alone rod holders, four lay down rod/gaff holders, two rod out riggers, marine FM/CD/AUX w/speakers 1500 GPM Bilge, SE300 Hydrofoil. New topside, non-skid deck, and bottom paint, $7500. Call 77677 or 84532 0 Kia Soul, 2.0L, V4, 4 Door auto matic. Green with tinted windows and moonroof. Less than 13,500 miles, and has spent 2 and a half years of its life here at GTMO. Great car and runs great. PCSing and cannot take it with us. Car will not be available until Octo ber 6th. Asking $13,600. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested Nissan Maxima a/c screams along with the stereo. Good condition, $2000. Call 77501 Chrysler Sebring LXI Coupe 3.0L, 99800 miles. New radiator and battery. A/C works. $2800. Home: 77082, Work 8191, email email@example.com 26 foot Pontoon boat for sale. Ready for diving, snorkeling or swimming. Turn key ready with lots of stuff included. $4,000 OBO. Contact Rich at 84742 MWR NGIS Laborer 3 Flex Positions Administrative Assistant Full Time CYP Assistant Lead Full Time Movie Manager Full Time Bartender Flex Bartender Lead Flex Cashier Flex Electrician Full Time Recreation Asst. Lifeguard Flex Recreation Asst. Lifeguard Full Time CYP Program Asst. Full Time Bartender OKellys. Flex Computer Tech Full Time Food Svc. Worker Flex and Sundays Food Svc. Worker Flex, mornings only Food Svc. Worker Flex CYP Ops Clerk Flex CYP Asst. Flex Cook, Taco Bell Flex J ob Descriptions can be found on MWRs Job DOWNTOWN LYCEUM FRIDAY Sept. 28 8 p.m.: 10 p.m.: SATURDAY Sept. 29 8 p.m.: 10 p.m.: SUNDAY Sept. 30 8 p.m.: MONDAY Oct. 1 8 p.m.: TUESDAY Oct. 2 8 p.m.: WEDNESDAY Oct. 3 8 p.m.: THURSDAY OCt. 4 8 p.m.: Step Up Revolution (new) PG13 99 min. Moonrise Kingdom PG13 93 min. CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880 GTMO E-mail classified ad submissions to 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 Gazette staff and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, rial discretion on all content. Call MC2 Justin Ailes at 4520 with your questions or concerns GTMO JOB HUNT MOVIES Dive Gear Set, $1000. Mares Rover 12S Regulator 2012 (purchased for $210), Mares Octo Rover ($91), Axiom i3 Bk/ Nvy/Gry ML BCD ($567), SubGear XP10 3-guage dive computer ($319), Set of 3 hangers ($20), 3000 psi air tank ($120), 3MM Ti Low Boots ($30), Scuba Bug Grabber gloves ($20), Squeeze Lock Tanto Titanium YL dive knife ($56), (Mask and snorkel not included). Call 84829 or 8119 HP7400 Ink Jet all-in-one color print er/copier/scanner/fax. Bluetooth connection and you can also print wirelessly when your connected to network/WiFi. It also comes with all instruction books and installation CD. Just like new. Only $50. Call 77106 SCSI modem w/ complete cord, $50. Call 58545 PS3 Games: UFC Undisputed 3, $35. Uncharted 3, $20. Batman Arkham Asylum $15. Router & SCSI modem w/ cables $70, call 8361, 8344, 79683 Wii: 4 controllers with charging sta tion, 2 nunchucks, balance board, and 10 games. Like new condition. Extra batteries and silicone covers in cluded. Just Dance 2, 3, My Fitness Coach, Wii Fit, My Sims Racing, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, Madden Call of Duty, Blazing Angels, Wii Sports Resort, $200. Call 75661 SCSI modem, like new, in the box with CD w/ enthernet cable, power charger, phone cord $60. Call 78563 Trouble With The Curve (new) PG13 111 min. Savages R 131 min. Trouble With The Curve (new) PG13 111 min. Madeas Witness Protection (last) PG13 114 min. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World R 101 min. Dark Knight Rises PG13 165 min. Step Up Revolution (new) PG13 99 min. The scoop CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Sept. 28-30, NEX, The Kelly Bell Band will perform three shows over the weekend. Two at the Tiki Bar and one at the Windjammer. All performances start at 2100. Mar tial Arts group Sideswipe will per form twice on Saturday. Once at the NEX and once at the Windjammer. Celebrity Chefs featured on Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives will hold an autograph ses sion Saturday at the NEX. Their will be a 5k starting at 0700 in front of the NEX, and there will be sales and discounts featured at the NEX as well. Its the 11th Annual Customer Appreciation Weekend! FISHING DERBY Sept. 30, MWR Marina, 07001200. Prizes awarded to 1st place male and female competitors. Big prizes. FMI, call 2345 MARINE CORPS BALL TICKETS Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 for the 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Pick up tickets Monday-Friday, 1130-1300 at Marine Hill HQ, and Saturdays at the NEX atrium from 1000-1400. This years Birthday Ball will be held Nov. 10. CREDIT MANAGEMENT GTMOs Fleet and Family Support Center is hosting a Credit Manage ment course Oct. 5, 1030-1200, FFSC building 2135. Learn to man age your credit and build a better Credit Bureau score. FMI or to reg ister, call 4153. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Oct. 2, 1700-2000, Downtown Ly ceum parking lot. Free and open to all hands. Join the community and help the NAVSTA Security dept. prevent crime at an educational and fun event. Free food, drinks, bounce house, guest speakers, mu sic and more. FMI, call 4306. SEABEE GOLF SCRAMBLE Oct. 7, 0700 check-in, 0800 Shot gun start, Yatera Seca Golf Course. Teams of 3-4 are welcome. $25 per person. Starter bag and lunch are included. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Call 4519 or 4518 to register. Electric scooter. 36 volt. Can be a childs toy or used as a commuter. $100. FMI 79561 Full set of ceramic poker chips. In cludes locking aluminum case. $75. FMI 79561 Sept. 28, Nob Hill 16 B, 1700 Sept. 29, Nob Hill 16 B, 0700 Lost white gold wedding band on Sept. 16 around the Bayview restaurant area. If found, please call 78360 CNRSE-HRO Washer and Dryer. Bought new 3 years ago. Both work great. $500 for both OBO. Call 77254 if interested Full size bed with mattress, box, and headboard $100. Computer desk, very good shape, like new and execu tive style black leather chair with built in multiple setting massager. Both for $100. Call 77106
Revised Marine Professional Reading List at GTMO Library M arines stationed at NS Guantanamo Bay have 37 ways to expand their knowledge while advancing their professional military education. Numerous literary works listed on the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program are available at the base library, with more titles on the way. e Commandant of the Marine Corps announced a major revision to the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program List with the signing of ALMAR 027/11. e move was aimed at maintaining the reading lists relevance and as an overall revitalization to the aging program. Eective upon the signing of the all-hands message, commanding ocers are to incorporate the new lists into command and unit Profession Military Education programs. Each Marine is required to read the Commandants Choice, First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps, by Lt. Gen. Victor H. Krulack, USMC (Ret.) and e Marines of Montford Point, Americas First Black Marines, by Melton A. McLaurin. Additionally, each Marine is charged to read a minimum of one book in his grade per year. e commandant strongly encouraged Marines to discuss and debate the issues raised by the books on the new list to broaden their perspectives and to benet from the experiences of others. By that design and proper implementation, professionally conducted book discussions are to unite Marines of varying ranks by providing a common literary frame of reference. Completion of these new requirements are to be noted on individual Marines Prociency and Conduct remarks or Fitness Reports Section I comments. How each Marine demonstrates his completion of the annual requirement is at the discretion of his command. I plan to have at least three or four more titles available in each grade group, particularly some of the books that are suggested for multiple groups, said Amy Roumell, MWR Librarian for the installation. I also plan to order multiple copies of the two Commandants choice required books. Traditional mainstays like Elbert Hubbards, A Message to Garcia, and E.B. Sledges, With e Old Breed, as well as many other juggernauts of Marine Corps doctrine from previous commandants reading lists, have endured the comprehensive book review board; however several literary classics and contemporary works relevant to a decade of combat operations will now have opportunity to enlighten and inuence the combat mindset of todays Marine. Listed below are the Marine Corps Professional Reading Programs books now available at the base library. Required Reading for All Grades Gen. Victor H. Krulak, USMC (Ret.) Private/Private First Class Lance Corporal Corporal Sergeant Marshall Staff Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant Joseph L. Galloway Master Sergeant/First Sergeant Master Gunnery Sgt/Sergeant Major 2nd Lieutenant/Chief Warrant Officer 2 1st Lieutenant/CWO3 Captain/CWO4 Joseph L. Galloway Major/CWO5 Doris Goodwin Rusty Baker