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United States Marine Corps Celebrates 237th Birthday Kelly Wirfel N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba celebrated the 237th birthday of one of Americas oldest fighting forces, the United States Marine Corps, Nov. 10. The celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps Birthday is steeped in tradition. In 1921, the 13th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General John. A. Lejeune, issued Marine Corps Order No. 47 in which summarized the tradition, history and mission of the Corps. The order specifically directed that it be read at all commands, on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. In 1925, the reading of General Lejeunes order was followed by a celebration and the first formal Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Philadelphia, PA. The event began with a message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos and Sergeant Major Micheal P. Barrett. Since our first call to duty 237 years ago Marines have established a reputation as bold innovators and elite warriors anchored by a sense of honor and love for country, said Amos. The service of Marines during conflict, peace and uncertainty demonstrates ageless ethos of fidelity and courage that has established who we are. The birthday message was followed by the Adjutants Call, the March on of Colors and National Anthem, General Lejeunes birthday message, the traditional cake cutting ceremony and remarks from the guest of honor, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, Colonel Darrin Denny. As we are celebrating our 237th birthday, I want everyone to know, I could not be prouder of each Marine in this room, said Denny. At the end of the night you know why youre here, your country knows why youre here, the older generation Marines know why youre here. You are all here because you want to be part of a team, part of something special. I hope you all have amazing birthday, nobody deserves it more. The ball was coordinated by Marine Corps Security Company Guantanamo Bay.
Navy Exchange Bringing Back Bonus Bucks Kristine M. Sturkie NEXCOM Public Affairs B onus Bucks are back at select NEXs this holiday season. On December 8, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m., customers will receive one $10 Bonus Bucks coupon for each $100 of merchandise/ service purchased, while coupon supplies last. A maximum of ve Bonus Bucks will be issued to customers per single transaction. NEX customers have responded very positively to this promotion since we started it three years ago, so were bringing it back again this year, said Mike Powers, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Director Retail Operations. We know there are many places our customers can shop during the holiday season. NEX Bonus Bucks are our way of thanking customers for shopping at their NEX and to encourage them to come back for extra savings. NEX Bonus Bucks will be redeemable in any NEX from December 26, 2012 January 1, 2013, on all merchandise and services except uniforms, gasoline, tobacco, alcohol, NEX and third party Gift Cards and concession merchandise. Purchases made on the All Services Catalog or myNavyExchange.com do not apply. One coupon will be redeemable on a transaction of $50 or more. A maximum of ve coupons can be used on a transaction of $250 or more. NEX Bonus Bucks are available to customers shopping at NEX Norfolk, Oceana, Portsmouth and Little Creek, Va.; NEX Bethesda, Annapolis and Patuxent River, Md.; NEX Mitchel Field, RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS MATTHEW STOERRLE N. Y.; NEX Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; NEX San Diego, Lemoore, North Island, Monterey and Port Hueneme, Calif.; NEX Great Lakes, Ill.; NEX Memphis, Tenn.; NEX Mayport, Orlando, Pensacola, Key West, Whiting Field and Jacksonville, Fla.; NEX Kings Bay, Ga.; NEX New London, Conn.; NEX Newport, R.I.; NEX Gulfport and Meridian, Miss.; NEX Corpus Christi, Texas; NEX New Orleans, La.; NEX Charleston, S. C.; NEX Fallon, Nev.; NEX Whidbey Island, Bremerton, Everett and Bangor, Wash.; and NEX Guam. e Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) oversees 100 Navy Exchange (NEX) facilities 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 nonappropriated 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.
A ccording to the second article of the Navy regulations of 1775, Chaplain John Dickens NS Guantanamo Bay Command Chaplain What Can I Do? e Commanders of the ships of the thirteen United Colonies are to take care that divine service be performed twice a day on board, and a sermon preached on Sundays, unless bad weather or other extraordinary accidents prevent. us originated the Navy Chaplain Corps in November, 1775. Chaplains come from a variety of faith groups in order to support the free exercise of religion for those serving the Navy and their families and to oer spiritual care for all. ey are trained to serve in a pluralistic JUNE 29 2012 PAGE 7 C haplains Corner setting, respecting and facilitating the practice of faith groups other than their own. ey are also naval ocers who have taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Like other sta ocers, they bring their own expertise to the Navy in order to support its mission. ey also serve as a reminder of a fundamental national identity. We are a nation that is secular, meaning that our nation may not establish any particular religion and mandate it on its people. At the same time, our national founders knew that this nation would not survive without the spiritual strength of her people. Chaplains therefore help to ensure that those serving the military may readily draw upon their faith to sustain them as they face the demands of defending our nation. Navy Chaplains serve the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Happy Birthday, CHC! U.S. Coast Guard Holds Transfer of Authority Ceremony P ort Secu rity Unit (PSU) 311 replaced Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans 91112 at the Windjammer Ballroom during a transfer of authority ceremony at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Nov. 13. MSSTs and PSUs safeguard the public and protect vessels, ports, harbors, facilities and cargo in the waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States from destruction, loss, or injury from crime or sabotage due to terrorist activity, and to respond to such activity should it occur. As part of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the MSSTs are responsible for securing the port and waterways around the base. They also provide landside security while Commissions for detainees are underway. To Port Security Unit-311you have big shoes to fill, but I am confident you will take the charge, said Joint Task Force Commander, Rear Adm. John Smith, Jr. To MSST New Orleans I was proud to stand beside you and work with you each day. As you return back to your family and friends be proud of what you did for your country, the Department of Homeland Security and most of all what you have done for yourselves. Following his remarks Smith turned the floor over to Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Meuse, MSST-91112 Commanding Officer. I truly appreciate the way we were embraced and made part of this base, said Meuse. My crew made me so proud over these last six months. You made me want to work harder and develop myself as a person and as a leader. PCU-311 arrived approximately a week ago to begin the turn over process and integrate into the operations being conducted by MSST New Orleans. I have no doubt that PCU-311 is up to the challenge, said Meuse. They are going to make the Coast Guard and this base proud. On behalf of myself and the crew of PCU-311, we are Kelly Wirfel honored to be aboard and to conduct this critical mission, said Cmdr. John M. Caraballo, PCU-311 Commanding Officer. PSU-311 has the watch. The Maritime Safety and Security Teams were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and are part of the United States Department of Homeland Securitys layered strategy directed at protecting seaports and waterways. MSSTs are a component of the Deployable Operations Group (DOG). The DOG provides properly equipped, trained and organized Deployable Specialized Forces to Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and interagency operational and tactical commanders.
Naval Station Holds Remembrance Ceremony Kelly Wirfel N early 200 service members, Department of Defense personnel, retired military personnel, civilians and family members attended a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony held on Marine Hill at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 9. In attendance were several guest speakers including Capt. John Nettleton, commanding ocer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Air Force Veteran and Naval Station employee Ed Wilson. Ed Wilson served as the keynote speaker. Wilson is an Air Force veteran who joined the Air Force in 1970. Wilson served 6 years in the Air Force. Following the invocation by Chaplain John Dickens, NS Guantanamo Bay command chaplain, Nettleton read President Barrack Obamas 2012 Veterans Day Proclamation. Wilson then spoke about the importance of supporting and holding an annual Veterans Day ceremony and remembering those that paid the ultimate price. Freedom comes with a price, said Wilson. We must never forget the blood, service and sacrices given by those that came before us. All this was done to ensure our freedom, freedom in the greatest nation on earth. We must all continue to do our part to preserve that freedom. REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED
N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) recently joined with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Child Youth programs to provide the first CPOA/MWR Kids Triathlon, Nov. 12, 2012. The biggest reason we had this event was to get the kids thinking about fitness and competition at an early age, said CPOA President, Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Joseph Stephenson. Anytime we can get family and friends together for sporting events with our kids, we are setting them up for success in the future. The Triathlon course consisted of a one-half mile bike ride, 500 yard run and 50 yard swim. There were a total of 31 contestants participating in three age groups; 6-8, 9-11 and 12-16. The groups were separated to give everyone an even chance and resulted in nine winners. Rich Vargas Naval Supply Systems Command The winners were as follows: 6-8 years; Dillon Overby Gold Medal (5:44), August Welsh Silver Medal (6:17) and Lance Conley Bronze Medal (6:20); 9-11 years; Kalia Lalley, Gold Medal (6:08), Kitty Welsh Silver Medal (6:21) and Joshua Astaki Bronze Medal (6:22); 12-16 years: Ben Frasco, Gold Medal (5:18), Spencer Stone, Silver Medal (5:26) and Richard Astaki, Bronze Medal (5:36). Overall, the event could not have gone better and is something we definitely plan on doing again, said NS Guantanamo Bays Command Master Chief, Ross Cramer. The way the GTMO community comes together for events such as these is very unique and impressive. Special thanks to MWRs CYP members, Mike Sombai and Karen Simon for their assistance, the GTMO Community and all Chief Petty Officers who made this a successful event for all who participated.
SHOPPER 4 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan, $1500. POC is Karen at 77238 home after 5 p.m. or 72100 work daytime M-F. Honda Civic LX, 4 door sedan, Low mileage, $5,000 (price negotiable). Call Eric or Ryan 8235 diver. Built-in tank racks and hanging BCs etc., strong engine. Engine most like ly 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 Laredo, White, Cold A/C and 2 new tires, $1,997. Call 3014 or e-mail Brandon.s.lloyd.ctr@jtf gtmo.southcom.mil 1 Toyota Tacoma, V6 3.4L Dbl Cab 4X4, TRD Package, K&N Intake, Kenwood DVD/CD/MP3/iPod connector/Navigation System, Edge Insight Vehicle Monitor, A/C, PWR Windows/locks, Custom CR-Grade Neoprene Seat Covers. Excellent condi tion, $10,000 OBO. Call 79494 or 4531. 4 22 Starcraft with trailer, inboard/ cabin, deepwell and more. $7000 OBO. Call 4849 or 77118 and ask for Walt 21 Aquasport 215 Explorer Fishing Boat with a Johnson 200 V6 outboard en gine, Cabin, Live Well, Authorized for Tackle Box, trailer included. Excellent condition. $12,000 OBO. Call 77025 or 58438 4 Suzuki Sidekick, standard 5 speed with new top, in good condition, $2000 OBO. Call 4301 or 77301 Mercury Grand Marquis white, keyless entry, power windows, runs good, $2,500 OBO. Call 78888 after 1600. Mitsubishi Eclipse, Black, Automatic, with A/C, needs minimal work. $2200 OBO. Call Rachel at 77176. 4 Chevy S10 Pick-up, 5-speed, 4 cylinder in good running condition. $2000 OBO. Call Joe at 75566 (pm) or 8732 (am). 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 FMI, call 74121 DOWNTOWN LYCEUM PG-13 91 min. R 97 min. Part 1 PG13 117 min. PG13 116min. GTMO GTMO JOB HUNT MOVIES Mares Pneumatic Spear Gun, never used, $170. Dive n Surf 2.2 mm wet suit L/XL $50. Call Sammy at 77929 3 gal. boat gas can, $5. Obrien double skis, $40. Obrien Slalom Ski, $40. New V-ski bridle, $20. New 75 ski rope, $20. and gear also. Beach chairs. Call Jo at 77872. X-Box Mass Effect 2 $10, X-Box Dead Space 2 $10, Wireless router $20, Eth ernet hub router $10, Call Sammy at 77929 One 19in Sylvania TV Tube style $40, one 13in Sylvania TV Tube style $20. Call 77255 after 1500 Free to air satellite dish with receiver, $300. JVC DVD Player, $30. 32 Sony Trinitron TV, $50. Altec Lan sing BS2621 Speaker System in box, $30. Call Jo or Mark 77872 PG-13 92 min. R 98 min. R 109 min. R 100 min. R 115 min. The scoop PASSPORT INFORMATION Is your No-Fee passport about to expire? If so, we can help! There will be an informational meeting on Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and then 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Bulkeley Hall, Suite 220. GOLD HILL GALLEY CLOSING Gold Hill Galley will be closed for renovations Dec. 26-Jan. 27. CFC 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. USNH HEALTH FAIR U.S. Naval Hospital will hold a Public Health Fair at the NEX Atrium, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flu and TDap shots will be available. Information will be provided on numerous health is sues. CRAFT FAIR MWR will be hosting a Craft Fair Nov. 24 at the WIndjammer Ball room from 12 p.m to 3 p.m. To register for a booth go to the bldg. 760. Call 4882 or 75351 FMI. MWR MARINA OPEN MWR Marina is operating out of Marina Bldg. 2299. All services are available. NEW TO GTMO FFSC is holding a New to GTMO Orientation Nov. 27. This is a great opportunity to meet newly arriving people and learn about key resources and also tour the base. Call 4153 or 4141 to sign up. Fleet and Family Services will also be holding Interview Training Nov. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn how to techniques to impress! SONGS OF THE SEASON Command Religious Ministries will be hosting Songs of the Sea son at the base chapel on Dec.6 at 6 p.m. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Poulan PRO Riding Mower, $1200 OBO. Very gently used. Excellent con dition. Only used about 15 times. Call 77749 after 1700 Glass top dinining room set, 4 chairs, $300. Coffee table, 2 intables, $200. Call Kat at 75802 Elliptical/Stationary Bike Combo, $175 OBO. Very gently used and in excellent condition. Has only been used a handful of times. Call 77749 after 1700 Light wood night stand with one draw, $5. File cabinet, solid oak with 2 or Mark 77872 White Jack LaLannes Power Juicer, great condition and works great, $60. Call 2710. Childs single bed with night stand and armoir for $275 OBO. Please call 75569. Dining room table, $40 OBO. Call 77314. Contemporary table, $40. TV Stand $20. Mirror, $25. Sam at 77929. Final Sale! Nov. 17. CC2A 0700-1000. Moving Sale! Nov. 17. West Iguana. 2709C. No early birds! FMI 77302. Multiple family yard sale. Nov. 17. NH 29A, 8-11, no early birds. NAVY FED Navy Federal Part Time Positions Available Take advantage of career opportunities with Navy Federal. Apply at navyfederal.org and click on careers. FMI, call 74333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Round Trip IBC Airline Tickets from Fort Lauderdale to GTMO for sale. Tick ets good until Sept. 10, 2013, $450. Transfer Fee paid by me. Call 5026 Day/79087 Evening. Ask for Brian Epiphone PR150 guitar with a plush lined hardshell case. Fairly new Elixir nanoweb strings. Great beginner/practice guitar. Asking $90 OBO. Call Mark 77872. Looking for someone to provide acoustic guitar lessons Call Dave at 4831. Kids 16 Toy Story bike with removable training wheels. $35. Call 7716 leave message or email@example.com. New Turkey Fryer, $50. Call 77123. Modem, $50. 13 TV, $15. 5 Universal Dual LNBF ULN2 Dish Free to Air, $25. Dorman/WIndow Lift Motor for 2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3 MFIVTEC 4cy front driver side new, $50 OBO. Call 77314.
Guantanamo Bays MWR Host Rock Band M orale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted rock band Petty Cash, Nov. 9-11. Hailing from Los Angeles, the five-man group performed three shows for base residents showcasing the songs of a classic country legend like Cash with the rock anthems of Tom Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers. I think this band really hit the mark in terms of entertaining our troops and Kelly Wirfel GTMO residents, said MWR Director, Tara Culbertson. They rocked all three of their performances and are so supportive of our military. During their four day visit, Petty Cash provided musical entertainment at the installations Tiki Bar as well as during Sunday morning brunch. Petty Cash has performed for audiences around the United States. The band features Todd Morse, Jason Womack, Kemble Walters, Ed Davis and Phil Buckman.