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Kelly Wirfel N aval Station Guantanamo Bay congratulated Seaman Apprentice Yuxin Dong, Personnel Support Detachment Guantanamo Bay, for becoming a United States citizen during a Naturalization ceremony, April 2. Dong completed the nal steps of the citizenship process with representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Santo Domingo Field Oce-Mexico City District who made a special trip to NS Guantanamo Bay to swear him in. Captain J.R. Nettleton, NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Ocer delivered remarks and congratulated Dong. Seaman Dong has already sacriced signicantly throughout his service in the Navy and now can enjoy the privileges and responsibility that comes along with being an American citizen, said Nettleton. is event is not only signicant for Seaman Dong, but it should remind us all how truly privileged we are to be American citizens. e oath was administered by Crispina Castillo, eld oce director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Santo Domingo Field Oce. I have participated in hundreds of these ceremonies and each and every time this is an emotional and signicant event for me, said Castillo. Only members of the U.S. military and their dependents can be naturalized overseas, so it is an honor and privilege to be here today. e process of becoming a U.S. citizen is expedited for service members, typically taking between three to six months. In order for a member of the U.S. armed forces to become a citizen they must be of good moral character, demonstrate knowledge of the English language, demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. Government and history and express attachment to the United States by taking the Oath of Oce to the U.S. Constitution. Dong completed all the required steps during several interviews and then took the oath of oce during the ceremony. It feels so good to nally be a U.S. Citizen. I am truly honored, said Dong. I want to continue serving my country, work on mastering the English language and get my college degree. Guantanamo Bay Sailor Becomes U.S. Citizen Mrs. Crispina Castillo presents Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Sailor Seaman Apprentice Yuxin Dong with his Naturalization certificate during a Naturalization Ceremony in Bulkeley Hall auditorium, April 2.
MASTER-AT-ARMS SEAMAN TYLER GREEN Patrolman/Security 19 Bangor, Maine Patriots Jason Aldean Windjammer To become a State Trooper after the Navy Listening to music My dad and grandfather It has given me a better understanding of myself and the quality of life. Is hungry for success! Qualified Patrol Officer ahead of schedule and with flying colors. Chief Yeoman Bonita Kendrick and Chief Gunners Mate Brandon Lalley conduct morning colors at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
Lt. Tung Tran NS Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Services Smile! A grumpy old man once went to have his picture taken, and when the photographer was ready, he said, Please, a little more of a smile. The man angrily replied, Those who have suffered so much in life have no smiles left. The photographer said, Go on, happiness should come from inside; try it, please, just a little smile. The man really tried to smile and at that very moment the photographer snapped the picture and said, Very good! Just wait and see how youll look twenty years younger in the picture. Thats just what happened, and from that time on the man would look every day in the mirror and say to himself, Please, just a little more of a smile, just a little more. After a few weeks that grumpy old man changed into a radiant person who hardly anyone knew. C haplains Corner The first thing to do to be happy is to want to be happy. I am infallibly certain that everyone on GTMO who is at least at the age of reason would want to be happy. Why would anyone not want it? Whether a person has religion or not and whether a person realizes it or not, happiness is what he or she desires and is searching and working for. Christians believe thats what God wants for everybody and why there is that innate desire for happiness. I do not know of any law or regulation forbidding people to smile under any circumstance, whether in uniform or not. If you want to be happy, if you want others to be happy, smile! God Bless, Chaplain Tung Tran Chief Petty Officers from NS Guantanamo Bay celebrate their 120th birthday during a cake cutting ceremony held at Gold Hill Galley, April 1. The Chiefs celebrated their birthday by holding several events around base to include historical movies at the Downtown Lyceum.
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Troopers Chapel provided base residents with an Easter Sunrise Service at Windmill Beach, March 31. The service included several worship songs, prayers, gospel readings and fellowship. Following the service the attendees were invited to breakfast on the beach. Later on that afternoon Sailors from the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) held an Easter celebration for families and kids at the base chapel. The CSADD had several events for the youth to enjoy that included an Easter egg hunt, sack race, face painting and several other activities. Naval Station Chapel and CSADD Spread Easter Joy HAPPY EASTER
Whereas April is Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is the time to celebrate children for their resilient and remarkable attributes, as well as sharpen our focus on prevention efforts that support parents and create healthier communities for our children. Whereas The Month of the Military Child, shares with the world the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Military children deal with having parents deployed and undergo unique challenges of having to adapt to their parents military obligations. Despite the challenges they face, military children remain strong and resilient; and, Whereas the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Fleet and Family Support Center and Child Youth Program will continue their commitments to celebrate the children stationed here in Guantanamo Bay, for their individual dedication and achievements through community events and support programs; and, Whereas Each year children die due to child abuse and neglect. The highest percentage of child victims for abuse and neglect are under the age of three. To raise awareness regarding this problem, in 1983, Congress proclaimed every April Child Abuse Prevention Month. Whereas This years National Child Abuse Prevention Month theme is Break the Cycle, research shows that child abuse and neglect is learned behavior. This means that the most effective intervention to break the cycle is teaching healthy parenting practices. The majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable in an engaged and supportive community; and, Whereas, Every family should integrate six protective factors into their parenting practice to minimize the risk for child abuse and neglect: Parental Resilience, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Social Connections, Nurturing and Attachment, Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development Social and Emotional Competence of Children; and, Whereas Part of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Fleet and Family Support Center mission is to educate parents on healthy parenting practices that would ultimately minimize the risk for child abuse and neglect. Effective child abuse prevention programs require partnerships among agencies, schools, law enforcement agencies, and the greater community. Our communities become stronger through awareness of child maltreatment prevention and involvement in efforts to support parents in raising their children in safe and nurturing environments. MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD AND NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH PROCLAMATION NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. J.R. Nettleton signs the Proclamation announcing April as Military Child and National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Fleet and personnel from Fleet and Family Support and Morale,Welfare and Recreation.
SHOPPER Vespa Scooter, $5K, 846 miles, 49cc (motor safety course not re quired), Immaculate condition, chrome cargo rack, garage-kept. Call 75575 Silver Dodge Caliber SXT, 16,200 miles, excellent condition, asking $9,500,call 78851 Ford 350 4X4, with Utility boxes. obo. Call Brandon at home x78039 or work x8024 Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab, 37K Miles, $17.5K, KBB value is $18K. 4.7 Ltr V8, power windows and locks, a/c, tow package, bed liner, tool box, with Sirius XM capability. Call 78146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. cle for diving w/3rd row seating and OBO. Call 4403 or 74077 Looking for a motorcycle 2000 and 77131 leave a message 2002 Sebring 102K miles, excellent condition $4000, Call Walt at 77118 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 MCC Keith Bryska at 4520 with your questions or concerns. Please keep ads to a minimum of 5 items. Colby 40 Flatscreen TV, barely used $350.00. Contact Farida at 78470. Windows 8, 500 GB [4months old] New (have not been used) 15.6 in Call Burke 90519 stand $40. Email dmanansala@ roe.com 6 Satellite dish with directv LNB $400, Call Walt at 77118 Swim-p3 headphones with built-in mp3 player great for swimming. Just plug into USB port, then drag no software needed $60.Call 78952 OS HSM Lens for Nikon, Brand New unused, in original packaging with receipt, $1,200.00 OBO, Nikon for Nikon, Rare White Color, and or usage. Lens glass is very clean. $1,600.00 OBO, Email Vsiacor@ brgtmo.com or VSiacor@roe.com Universal Orlando Tickets, Two each, Selling as a pair only, 1 is for military, and is free, 1 is for anyone Both Universal parks each day. Tickets must be used by June 30, email@example.com seat, good condition asking $250 OBO. Modern Glass top coffee table with two end tables, contemporary style, asking for $175 OBO. Call 79553 and make an offer. Three-drawer end table $75; 62 long glass-top patio table w/ 4 fold ing chairs $60; black swivel desk chair $20; Bahraini beige rug 79x 50 $65; white leather couch, love seat, side chair & ottoman $250; 5 long white 6-drawer dresser w/ tio chairs w/ cushion $15 ea; cherry has recliners on each end. Com fortable and in good condition. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9752 during working hours. DOWNTOWN LYCEUM MOVIES FRIDAY Apr. 5 SATURDAY Apr. 6 SUNDAY Apr 7 MONDAY Apr. 8 TUESDAY Apr. 9 WEDNESDAY Apr.10 THURSDAY Apr.11 PG13 112 min. R 106 min PG13 124 min. PG13 95 min. R 111 min. R 110 min. R 93 min. PG 110 min. PG13 112 min. MWR JOB HUNT GTMO The scoop SAFE RIDE Out drinking? Put the keys down and call Safe Ride at 84913 or 84781. Dont drink and drive. WATER RESTRICTIONS The Naval Station is currently ex periencing water production limi tations and is under a tight water restriction. We are asking all resi dents to adhere to the following rules; no lawn watering, no vehi cle washing at homes, limit plant watering, no washing of sidewalks with potable water and residents are asked to report possible leaks to the Public Works Department at 4535. FFSC WEBINAR Fleet and Family Support Center will be hosting a webinar next week April 11th from 1130 to 1430 titled Making Retirement Planning Easier. The webinar is being led by the Insured Re tirement Institute and the Social Security Administration. Primary focus of the webinar will be pre sented by the Social Security Ad ministration. Registration is NOT required. DIVING CHAMBER UP The dive chamber is up and run ning. Recreational diving is now authorized. All those wishing to dive must complete the training located at Ocean Enterprises Dive Shop. USNH GALLEY HOURS USNH Galley hours have changed. Please see roller for updated hours. dives plus 2 other dives. (2) Scuba ea, (2) Genesis 3 pod in-line console pass and pressure gauge $225.00/ S-Tek 5 Mil dive suit (never worn) $100.00 (1) Womans Size 6 Hender son Hyperstretch 5 Mil dive suit (nev or Email email@example.com Schwinn Mountain Bike (silver, rarely used & kept indoors) $100.00 OBO, Schwinn Road Bike (white, rarely used & kept indoors) $200.00 Email Vsiacor@brgtmo.com or VSiacor@roe.com 1997 Bayliner Rendezvous (26 foot) motor. Great multipurpose boat recently painted, recently uphol stered, well maintained, includes speed sensor. Very clean and run 4403 or 74077. 22 Starcracft cabin cuddy! Tackle depth gage, and much more! Call Walt at 77118 fore 0800. plastic box full of different sizes hole by the old base brig by Hospi tal Monday morning 25 March. Has a sentimental value. Thank you. If found please call 84983 or 77012.
N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bays Multicultural Observance Committee hosted a Womens History Month presentation at the base chapel, March 29. e event kicked o as Deputy Chaplain, Lt. Larry Jones welcomed the attendees and then read the Presidential Proclamation announcing March as Womens History Month. Cmdr. Suyen Teran, USNH Guantanamo Bay Laboratory Ocer served as the guest speaker for the event. I want each of you to know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, said Teran. You are capable and doing it all and even more. Never ever fear lifes challenges. e event also included several performances by the W.T. Sampson High School Band, a solo performance by High School Junior Gloria George, a piano performance by spouse Hyerim Whitehead and a skit by W.T. Sampson Middle and High students about the importance of women and their role in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics elds. is years theme is: Women Inspiriting Innovation rough Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. e Navy began recruiting women to serve in the Navy Nurse Corps in 1908, but began recruiting them for enlisted rates at the beginning of Americas involvement in World War I. As the 20th century ended and the 21st century dawned, women continued that ground breaking spirit. In 1999, Navy Cmdr. Michelle J. Howard was the rst African American woman to command a combatant ship, USS Rushmore (LSD-37). By the end of 2010 she had received twostar ag rank. In 2010 the rst group of female ocers was selected for submarine duty and then most recently in 2013, then Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in direct combat roles. More than 11,000 ocer and 56,000 enlisted women are currently serving in the Navy-both active duty and reserve-in squadrons, onboard ships and on shore duty. GTMO Celebrates Womens History Month Kelly Wirfel