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Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Recovers From Hurricane Sandy MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor S ervice members, civilians and contractors at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, began repair, clean-up and rebuilding eorts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 25-26. Base ocials set Condition of Readiness (COR) level 3 in preparation for the hurricane, Oct. 24. COR 3 is set when destructive winds greater than 50 knots are anticipated to reach the installation within 48 hours. Emergency and essential personnel from NS Guantanamo Bays Emergency Operations Center (EOC) evaluated and disseminated information as the storm progressed, with the top priority of safety of personnel followed by protection of equipment and facilities at the forefront of operations. Sandy made landfall in the late evening, Oct. 24 and strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane with wind gusts reaching more than 70 miles per hour in the early morning hours, Oct. 25. In preparation for the magnitude of Sandys aects, all roads, beaches and facilities were closed, and all base personnel were instructed to remain in their living quarters. When storm conditions lessened Oct. 25, damage assessment teams from Public Works were dispatched from the EOC to review base conditions. We were lucky that no one was hurt, said NS Guantanamo Bay Executive Ocer Cmdr. Colin Caswell. We had minor damage to several homes and buildings. We had major damage to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Arts and Crafts Center, to a couple of warehouses, and the MWR Marina. e beaches and waterfront areas were heavily damaged, and we have teams out preparing beaches for reopening. We dont have full cost estimates yet. Less than 24 hours after Sandy reached the installation, Seabees attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 27 and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast at NS Guantanamo Bay rebuilt the U-Boat pier at Windward Ferry Landing. Only support beams remained of the iconic jumpingo point in the aftermath of the storm. SANDY AFTERMATH For more see page 6 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hurricane Condition of Readiness 3 (COR III) was set base-wide in preparation for the impending storm, Oct. 24. Among a myriad of precautionary measures taken at the installation, all beaches were closed and all boating, diving and recreational swimming was suspended. All schools, roads and facilities were closed. Base residents were reminded of the importance of being prepared with a essential supplies and were advised to remain within their residence until the all clear was passed.
EOD Personnel Assist GTMO With Removal Of Potentially Hazardous Device MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor N avy Divers at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, discovered an object that appeared to be unexploded ordnance, Oct. 30. Located approximately 20 feet oshore of Job/Department: Security/ Watch Commander Age: 22 Home Town: New Baltimore, MI Quote: N/A Favorite TV Show: Eastbound and Down Favorite Hobby: Working Out Favorite GTMO Restaurant: Cuban Club Favorite Movie: 21 Jump Street Favorite Musical Artist: T.I. Currently Working On: Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice How The Navy Has Improved His Life: The Navy has given me great opportunities and allowed me to do things I never would have back home. Sailor Of The Week Because: MA2 was on duty as Watch Commander during Hurricane Sandy and expertly led 120 Sailors as they responded to more than 100 service calls. MA2 assited in keeping roads clear and safe for other First Responders while keeping the Emergency Operations Center updated on the installations status, and assiting with base clean up the next morning. MASTER AT ARMS 2ND CLASS AARON COOPER the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System, said Kennedy. We treated this event as an actual emergency and took every precaution necessary to ensure the community was protected. Technicians attached to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, Mayport, Fla., were contacted and departed for NS Guantanamo Bay to assist with the identication and removal of the object in question. Our lead EOD technician did close reconnaissance on the object and based on internal and external features, he was able to determine that it was, in fact, a practice device and that it did not pose a hazard, said EODMU 6 Ocer-in-Charge Lt. j.g. Matthew Grove. It was certied as inert and In a case like this, we absolutely have to do due-diligence to make sure everyone is protected...Based on the initial findings, we built a worse case scenario and did a thorough threat assessment to make sure everyone would be protected in the case of an accidental detonation... the installations Windward Ferry Landing beach, the object was spotted as NS Guantanamo Bays dive team inspected the surrounding waters for safe public use. All beaches at NS Guantanamo Bay remain closed for debris removal left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Initially there was a 1,250 square foot cordon established, said NS Guantanamo Bay Emergency Manager Mark Kennedy. Facilities inside the cordon were evacuated. An incident command was set up and the installations Weapons ocer served as the incident commander (IC). e IC requested support of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC). As emergency response representatives from the installations Security, Fire, Port Operations, and other respective departments manned the EOC, base ocials shifted Ferry transportation services to an alternate location near the Bayview restaurant. e entire procedure was in line with the non-hazardous device was turned over to Weapons department for proper disposal in accordance with base regulations and directives. According to Command Diving Ocer Chief Navy Diver Michael Linzy, the practice device weighed approximately 100 pounds. At approximately 9:30 p.m. that evening, the all clear was passed base wide via the installations Facebook page, base information television channel, and through a command-wide press release, informing residents that normal Ferry transportation operations had been restored. In a case like this, we absolutely have to do due-diligence to make sure everyone is protected, said Grove. Based on the initial ndings, we built a worse case scenario and did a thorough threat assessment to make sure everyone would be protected in the case of an accidental detonation. We were able to get here quickly, determine there were no hazards, and get trac moving again.
H eld each October, National Disability Employment Lt. Larry Jones NS Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Services What Can I Do? Awareness Month is a campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of Americas workers with disabilities. e theme for this year is A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do? e goal is to ensure that regardless of disability, everyone is given the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of their individual lives and the lives of all Americans as well as being valued members in the workforce. Upon reection of this months observance, I want to encourage C haplains Corner all of us to never allow what people may consider limitations to keep us from pursuing our dreams or goals in life. We all have dierent abilities, and life will present obstacles in our paths which may include a physical limitation; but Ive heard it said, Where there is a will; there is a way. If Helen Keller, whose story was made famous in the classic play and then movie, e Miracle Worker, allowed her blindness and deafness to limit her, she would have never graduated from college and began her career as a writer. We have to look beyond our present circumstance and see possibility in our future. We have to ask ourselves, what can I do to make a dierence, to reach my goals in life or get the job that I so desire with the gifts and abilities that have been given to me? Once you answer that question, make a plan and work the plan and the world may one day celebrate the contribution youve made. W.T. Sampson Parent Teacher Organization Hosts Fall Fest T he W.T. Sampson Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, presented Fall Fest, Oct. 19. Held at the W.T. Sampson High School gymnasium, the annual Fall Fest presented an evening of family fun while raising funds for the school. Fall Fest is a wonderful night out for the families and also this was our first fundraiser of the school year, said WT Sampson PTO Vice President Lisa Pecci. It brought families together to enjoy a fun night out. It also helped raise money which will benefit both the school and the community for future events. Among the variety of activities, this years Fall Fest featured a donut-on-a-string eating contest, a cake walk, face painting, games and prizes. Fall Fest was such a success because of our wonderful committee who planned it and our awesome volunteers who helped us set up, run the games and then clean up, said Pecci. A special thank you to Jean Davis, Crystal Alexander, Michael McIlrath, Richard Young and Ashley Spinelli. According to Pecci, volunteer support was a key factor in the MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor success of Fall Fest. The volunteers were from the naval stations Chief Petty Officer 365 program (CPO 365), 525th Battalion and base Security who helped make the Fall Fest a huge success. Whenever we ask these three organizations or the Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) for help they never say no. W.T. Sampson PTO is very lucky to have our wonderful service members to help us out. Community members are entertained by a W.T. Sampson Pirates mascot during Fall Fest at W.T. Sampson High School, Oct. 19. Fall Fest featured games, prizes and family entertainment. GTMOs NEX To Raise Prices On Basic Military Hair Cuts MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor T he Navy Exchange (NEX) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, announced plans to raise prices at its barber shop facility, Nov. 1. e price increase is designed to increase dividends between the NEX and the installations Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), increasing quality of life programs for active-duty military members on base. e price increase goes into eect Nov. 10, said NS Guantanamo Bay NEX Acting General Manager Elizabeth Flinn. e basic military hair cut has been increased from $6.25 to $6.75. By increasing the price, this will bring GTMOs NEX more in line with the other Southeast. District stores, and still remain lower than outside competitors in the Southeastern Continental U.S. According to Flinn, the NEX conducts annual price surveys to ensure they maintain a savings and a competitive price structure. e last increase on basic military hair cut was two years ago, said Flinn. In the past six years there have only been two price increases. GTMOs NEX continues to remain below Jacksonville, Fla.s NEX price of $8 for a basic military hair cut.
N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay residents may see a lot of unusual activity around the base next week as it participates in an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise called Operation Imminent reat. e focus of the exercise is on increasing our force protection measures in response to an increase in a simulated threat to the installation. All military personnel, civilian employees and base residents should be aware that we will be implementing additional security measures, said Installation Training Ocer, Kevin Robarge. Residents may see additional barriers, emergency response vehicles and a urry of activity at various training sites. e exercise scenarios will range from low-key events such as GTMO To Hold Security Exercise Tuesday Through Thursday Kelly Wirfel recognizing and countering base surveillance operations to simulated emergencies such as suspicious packages to an active shooter in a workplace. Evaluators will be observing and recording watch personnel and how well they perform and carry out their actions. ese evaluations will be used to identify gaps, improve processes and enhance our overall readiness. Although the base is committed to minimizing congestion and other problems inherent with the exercise, it is warning the community that certain areas of the base will be aected. Operation Imminent reat is a training exercise and is not a response to any specic threat. e exercise is designed to enhance emergency response personnels training and readiness to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats, said Robarge. THE GUANTANAMO BAY GAZETTE Filing A Personnel Claims Act (PCA) Claim With The Navy For Personal Property Damage Caused By Hurricane Sandy At Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1. If you suffered loss or damage to your personal property you can file a claim if you are an active duty member, a reservist on active duty, or a civilian employee of the Department of Navy and the property was located in your assigned or authorized quarters when it was damaged. 2. Claims packets for filing your claim with the Navy can be found on-line at http://www.jag.navy. mil. Click on claims under For Sailors and families then select packets and forms on the right side of the screen. You may also obtain packages from the Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk (PCUN). PCUN information: The phone number for the PCUN is toll free (888) 897-8217, commercial (757) 440-6315 or DSN 564-3310. The fax numbers for the PCUN is toll free (866) 782-7297, commercial (757) 444-3337 or DSN 564-3337. The email address is email@example.com. 3. If you have private insurance covering your loss, you must make a demand against your private insurance carrier and include a copy of the insurance settlement with your claim package. If the damages total an amount less than your deductible, you simply need to attach a current copy of your declaration page showing the deductible. 4. You can request an emergency advance payment by simply completing the attached form and forwarding it to the PCUN. If you are requesting an advance and you have private insurance covering the loss, you can request an emergency advance in the amount of your insurance policy deductible. You must provide a copy of the claim you filed with your private insurance carrier. Questions? Claims Help Line: (888) 897-8217 The help line is manned from 0700 1900, Eastern Time.
NS Guantanamo Bays Navy Divers hand out candy to base residents during Trunk or Treat at the Downtown Lyceum, Oct. 27. Sponsored by the Guantanamo Bay Spouses Club and 525th MP Battalion, the event invited community members and their families to show up in costume and trick or treat out of decorated vehicles provided from numerous commands and tennant commands across the installation. Prizes were awarded for best youth costume, best adult costume, best decorated civilian vehicle, best decorated military vehicle, and the fan-favorite vehicle. NOVEMBER 2 2012 PAGE 5 S ervice members from the United States Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans and base leadership welcomed Adm. Robert J. Papp, commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Oct. 20. e commandant kicked o the event by recognizing three Coast Guardsman who have gone above and beyond while serving in Guantanamo Bay. Coast Guard Commandant Visits NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay Kelly Wirfel It is an honor to recognize these individuals today, said Papp. I know that they have accomplished a great deal, but I also want to recognize that it would not have been possible without the help of their teammates. We must come together as a team. We need to be integrated to get the job done. Papp spoke to the group about a variety of topics to include budget cuts and the overall mission of the Coast Guard. To make it very simple, our mission is to make sure bad things dont happened from the sea, bad things dont happen to people on the sea and bad things dont happen to the sea, he said. He continued by addressing the budget cuts and the uncertain and stormy seas that face the Coast Guard, but quickly followed up by saying he is condent that the service will be able to face these challenges head on. I am condent we are ready to face those uncertain and stormy seas, because we have great patriots such as yourselves and others that are stepping up to serve this great country, said Papp. Regardless of how bad the weather is, it is going to get better. Our Coast Guard men and women give me great condence. Papp also took the opportunity to introduce Master Chief Michael P. Leavitt, Master Chief Petty Ocer of the Coast Guard. Leavitt said his priorities are professional and personal growth, leading by example and caring for shipmates and families. Adm. Robert J. Papp, commandant of the United States Coast Guard speaks with service members from the United States Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans about various Coast Guard issues during his visit to NS Guantanamo Bay, Oct. 20.
SANDY AFTERMATH From cover We started getting all the materials prepared shortly after the storm, said Builder 1st Class Steven Byers. Its important to get this pier operational so we can get back to normal Ferry operations. According to MWR director Tara Culbertson, preliminary estimates show upwards of $2 million in damages to MWR facilities caused from Hurricane Sandy. Were working to get all MWR facilities opened as quickly and safely as we can, said Culbertson. Im proud to say that we have re-opened the vast majority of facilities with their normal operation hours. Of course, some facilities that were damaged will take some time to return to full service, but please know that were working steadily to do so. As part of damage assessment and returning recreational locations to normal operation, teams from NS Guantanamo Bays U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) combed all beaches for medical waste. USNH GTMO has resumed all normal operations and functions following the passing of Hurricane Sandy, said USNH Emergency Manager Robert Beverly. Personnel from the Preventive Medicine department are currently testing the beach water and are surveying base beaches and water access points for biological waste. Throughout the duration of the storm, there was a group of medical and support personnel who remained at the hospital to ensure that if needed, the hospital could support any medical emergency that might occur. The USNH staff did a wonderful job preparing for the storm, and in the aftermath, is supporting the community in whatever way they are needed. We are still in the process of assessing, but base housing damages are looking to be upwards of $50 thousand, said Family Housing Facilities Manager Charity Sandstrom. We received numerous reports. A tree fell on a carport and two cars. A tree fell in the backyard of three housing units destroying fencing and storage sheds. One family housing unit had a tree fall on the back patio area, causing damage. The aforementioned damage had an effect on a newly arrived base resident and his family. The wind and rain from the storm uprooted a tree in my back yard which fell on my house, said Chief Master-at-Arms Jonathan Staercke. It crashed through my back porch and onto the room which exposed the attic area and let water in. Luckily we moved my furniture out of the way and got buckets and towels on the floor to mitigate most damage to the inside of the house. According to Staercke, the installations First Responders were on-scene to oer assistance in a timely manner. I thought the response from the Fire department and Housing oce was great, said Staercke. ey came out that day and had Bremcor at my house cutting up the tree and sealing the roof and siding along with NAVFAC who looked at the structural integrity of the house. e Housing oce found us another house and we moved on Friday. Beach reconstruction is currently underway at Windward Ferry Landing, spearheaded by the installations Public Works department (PWD). We are almost back to normal operations, said Cmdr. Caswell. ere are a few remaining restrictions on beaches and harbor access, but people are working feverishly to get some beaches open. rough a combined eort of all hands, a secondary base-wide clean-up operation took place the morning of Oct. 29. Service members, civilians and base contractors took to the streets clearing fallen tree limbs and debris scattered across the installation. After many near misses over the years, Hurricane Sandy helped focus us on the importance of preparations, said Cmdr. Caswell. Super job by everyone involved. Divers, Seabees, NAVFAC, Port Operations, Weapons, Air Operations, Navy Exchange, MWR, Fire Department, Security, Emergency Management, Housing, USNH, and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay (JTF) all did a great job preparing for the storm and responding to damage. e Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) never wavered and they manned their posts like Horatio at the Gate. I have to apologize if I left anyone out because everyone did a great job. e entire GTMO community did a great job adapting to unexpected changes in schedules and services, and it made me very proud to be a member of the community. At press time, Hurricane Sandy had been deemed a Super Storm and had ravaged the U.S. East coast taking the lives of at least 69 people in the Caribbean and more than 70 lives in the U.S. Sandy caused a total of 19,574 commercial ight cancelations, has left more than 8.5 million people without power, and caused more than $20 billion in property damage. Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Sandy reached the installation, Seabees attached to NMCB 27 and NAVFAC Southeast at NS Guantanamo Bay rebuild the U-Boat pier at Windward Ferry Landing. LN1 Daniela Briceno and MA3 Sean Gramm remove debris left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy during an all-hands base-wide clean-up effort, Oct. 29.
SHOPPER Chevrolet Geo Metro, 4 doors, 4 cylinders, Automatic transmis sion, no A/C, AM/FM stereo, new tires, runs great, $2300 OBO. Call 75725 Jeep Liberty Renegade Sport Utility, V6 Auto, Cold A/C, power wind/doors, low mileage, CD play er, 16 alloy wheels, roof racks, fac tory off-road lights, excellent care, $6,800 OBO. Call Jack at 8366, 78452 or email jsmrdjn@yahoo. com the avid diver. Built-in tank racks and hanging BCs etc., strong en gine. Engine most likely a new or rebuilt one. No A/C. $2,900 OBO. Includes a rolling plastic rinse tank. Must see. Call Mark at 77872 7 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lar edo, White, Cold A/C and 2 new tires, $1,997. Call 3014 or e-mail Brandon.firstname.lastname@example.org com.mil 1 Toyota Tacoma, V6 3.4L Dbl Cab 4X4, TRD Package, K&N Intake, Kenwood DVD/CD/MP3/iPod con nector/Navigation System, Edge Insight Vehicle Monitor, A/C, PWR Windows/locks, Custom CR-Grade Neoprene Seat Covers. Excel lent condition, $10,000 OBO. Call 79494 or 4531 7 Jeep Cherokee, $3200. Blue with new alternator, runs great, good condition, negotiable. Call 77264 or 4051 4 22 Starcraft with trailer, in board/outboard, tackle box ap and more. $7000 OBO. Call 4849 or 77118 and ask for Walt 21 Aquasport 215 Explorer Fishing Boat with a Johnson 200 V6 outboard engine, trailer included. Excellent condition. $12,000 OBO. Call 77025 or 58438 MWR Electrician Full Time Recreation Asst. Lifeguard Flex Recreation Asst. Lifeguard Full Time Movie Manager Full Time Bartender Flex Bartender Lead Flex CYP Asst.Flex CYP Ops Clerk Flex Library Aide Full Time Computer Tech. Full Time Bartender Flex Waitstaff Full Time Golf Course Rec. Aid Full Time Bartender Full Time Food Service Worker Flex J ob Descriptions can be found on MWRs Job DOWNTOWN LYCEUM FRIDAY Nov. 2 7 p.m.: 9 p.m.: SATURDAY Nov. 3 7 p.m.: 9 p.m.: SUNDAY Nov. 4 7 p.m.: MONDAY Nov. 5 7 p.m.: TUESDAY Nov. 6 7 p.m.: WEDNESDAY Nov. 7 7 p.m.: THURSDAY Nov. 8 7 p.m.: The Odd Life of Tim Green (last) PG 104 min. Expendables 2 R 102 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 Mares Pneumatic Spear Gun, never used, $175. SeaDive Mask with Snorkel, $15. Stingray Mask/Purge Valve with Snorkel, $15. Call Sammy at 77929 Schwinn mountain bike, very light, $100 OBO. Call 75725 Brand new 21 HP all-in-one desk top Intel, $450 (neg.). Call 75849 or email email@example.com X-Box Mass Effect 2 $10, X-Box Dead Space 2 $10, Call Sammy at 77929 42 HDTV Sharp, excellent condition with the box and the entertainment center, $450 OBO. 15 Toshiba T.V. with built-in VCR, $25. Coby CD/ DVD player with AM/FM radio, ste reo, 2 speakers, $30. Call 78474 Playstation 3 with 10 games, in ex cellent condition, $420 OBO. Call 78474 Wreck It Ralph (new) PG 108 min. Possession (new) PG13 91 min. Premium Rush PG13 91 min. Bourne Legacy (last) PG13 125 min. Hit and Run R 100 min. Argo R 120 min. The scoop SALSA DANCING Suprise your friends with your sick dance moves! Learn to dance Salsa! Every Saturday, 7 pm 8 pm for beginners, and 8 pm 9 pm for intermediate at W.T. Sampsons gym. FMI, call 84093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org VEHICLE AUCTION Not just any auction, its a Gov ernment Vehicle Auction! Nov. 10, at 10 am. Vehicle inspection Nov. 9, from noon5 pm at the Nob Hill Impound Lot. Vehicles of all types: Vans, Pick-ups, Fuel trucks, Compressors, Floodlights, Vacuum trucks, Stake trucks and lots more. FMI, call 4515 or 4549. Cash sales only and all FFSC TRAINING COURSES The Fleet and Family Support Cen ter is offering a Parenting SchoolAged Children course Nov. 8 at 9 am because kids dont come with instructions. They are also offer ing Resume Building course Nov. 13 at 9:30 am to teach you how to upgrade your resume and in terpret employment applications. These courses are held at The FFSC building 2135. Call 4153 or 4141 to learn more. CSADD LUNCH AND LEARN The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions is hosting a Lunch and Learn Nov. 9 at the FFSC at 11 am. The topic of dis cussion will be Bullying Preven tion and all base residents and service members E5 and junior are welcome. FMI, email domi email@example.com GOBLINS AND GHOULS CONCERT Armed Forces Entertainment presents M80 tonight at the Windjammer ballroom at 10 pm. This Pennsylvania-based 80s and 90s cover band will be play ing all the hits for free and all hands are invited to attend. COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN Dont miss your opportunity to be a part of this effort. Pledging is easy and you can make a world of difference by donating. Contact your unit representative or call 4649 to learn more. The cam paign ends Dec. 3. Black leather couch and love seat, in excellent condition, $475 for set or $250 each. Black glass top entertainment center $150, Large area rug for $45, and tons of barely used baby items. Call 75862 Lawn mower with no bag. Like new, only used 7 times. Electric weed-eater and gas can included, $100. Call 77301 or 4301 Table Contemporary Design $40, TV Stand Black 2 Shelves $25, my at 77929 Living room set. 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Guantanamos Harbor Patrol Protects Shores With Safe Boats S ecurity departments Harbor Patrol at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, upgraded operations utilizing four Safe Boats recently. The new, 33 foot Safe Boats have replaced out-dated Sea Arcs used by Security to guard the installations shores and are equipped with features that improve response time and patrol procedures. They have a better hull design allowing the boat to ride smoother and take on heavier seas, said Security department Assistant Leading Petty Officer Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nicholas Pittenger. The Safe Boats are also equipped with updated radio capabilities making communication more MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor eective, and they are equipped with an infrared camera and updated safety equipment. According to Pittenger, a Safe Boat crew is made up of two Sailors; a Coxswain and a Gunner. To operate the Safe Boats, personnel must be Coxswain qualied and to be a crewmember they need to be qualied as a crewmember, said Pittenger. ese boats are faster and better equipped to handle rougher seas, increasing our force protection posture with multiple gun mounts and utilizing an infrared camera. NS Guantanamo Bay is one of two Navy installations in the South East region to operate Safe Boats. Harbor Patrol is here to increase GTMOs force protection capabilities as well as respond to any emergency that occurs on the water, said Pittenger. Security departments Harbor Patrol Coxswain MA2 Jacob Widener and Crewmember MA3 Justin Glenn operate one of four new Safe Boats used to guard NS Guantanamo Bays shores. The Safe Boats are equipped with features that improve response time and patrol procedures.