Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00275
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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: 04-12-2013
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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M ore than 50 Chief Petty Ocers stationed at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Joint Task Force and Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay attended Fleet Chief Petty Ocer (CPO) Training, April 3-5. e training was conducted by Fleet CPO Trainer Command Master Chief Pedro Ramos Jr. and Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 Command Master Chief Richard Curtis Jr. According to Ramos the purpose of the class is to strengthen the Chiefs Mess by building a strong structure intended to develop our Sailors. e oneday seminar was designed to energize the CPO Mess to become more eective leaders focusing on CPO responsibilities, key Navy programs, team building and leader development. Its just like building a house, said Ramos. You need to start o by building a strong foundation and then youre able to build your house; the house your Sailors live in is held together with caring, trust and development. If they trust you they will care about themselves, their leaders and the mission. According to NS Guantanamo Bay Command Master Chief Ross Cramer, the training team helps to refocus and energize the Chiefs Mess on our core fundamentals and opens the lines of thought and communication in the mess. No one person has all the answers and no one person is without need of training and reinforcement of core fundamentals. is is the reason why Fleet Forces Command established the CPO Training Team, said Cramer. It is easy for senior leadership to get so wrapped up in the day to day operations that we sometimes forget about bigger programs and tools that may need sharpening in our leadership toolboxes. According to several Chiefs who attended the training the class teaches us how to eectively use resources and communication skills with not only Junior Sailors, but Senior Sailors as well and can benet every Navy Chief no matter how many years they have served. One aspect of the training I found interesting was the comparison of the generations which inuence the composition of our Navy and how it will change in the future. e dierences in expectations, goals, and teaching techniques between the Greatest generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and the Millennial generation was especially interesting, said Chief Electronics Technician Rolando Robles. I feel that I have better understanding of my Junior Sailors and what is important to them. I cant teach them to be better leaders, I just want them to be more aware of what is in the eet and the new techniques that are available for them, said Curtis Jr. A more aware leader will give a better product to the Sailors, if they walk out more energized with the knowledge of these tools then it benets all Sailors. As a rst year Chief I expect to have a lot to learn and discover about the Chiefs Mess and how it functions. It was nice to see that the education and molding of a Chief and the Mess is truly a continuous eort. e end of the road is NOT when you put your khakis on for the rst time, its just the beginning, said Robles. I have a great appreciation for the Master Chiefs who came down to conduct the training. ey didnt have a clipboard with a checklist which would provide the magic answers needed to make the perfect Chiefs Mess. Instead, they provided guidance on how we could ask ourselves the hard questions, isolate the hard truths and formulate a corrective plan. It all comes down to our Sailors and taking care of them said Curtis Jr. As leaders we must believe in Mission First Sailors Always. Guantanamo Bay Chiefs Attend Fleet CPO Training Fleet CPO Trainer Command Master Chief Pedro Ramos Jr. conducts Fleet CPO training with MCC Keith Bryska / Gazette Editior


LOGISTICS SPECIALIST SECOND CLASS ADRIANNE KING Air Operations 25 Thomaston, Georgia Lil Wayne Jerk House Make First Class Running & Writing The Man Upstairs The Navy has provided me the opportunity to travel the world and allow me to meet some decent individuals along the way. She was selected for all her efforts with coordinating the CSADD Easter Extravaganza and also heading up the running club. Brunson. U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Hosts Spring Health Fair


T he United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nations annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. The Museum designated Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs as the theme for the 2013 observance. In accordance with its Congressional mandate, the Museum is responsible for leading the nation in commemorating the Days of Remembrance, and for encouraging and sponsoring appropriate observances throughout the United States. This years theme revisits the warning signs that seemed very apparent, but not as clear to many leaders and nations at that time. Now 75 years later things are clearer and there could have been many avenues used to prevent one of humanitys darkest hours. Winston Churchill said, Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Therefore, let us take every opportunity not only to know our history, but also to learn from it. With the knowledge gained, we must then take action and do our part to effect change wherever we can and whenever we can. Remember, it only takes one person to make a difference. What will you do with what you know? C haplains Corner Days of Remembrance Lt. Larry Jones NS Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Services Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bays Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) is now offering additional rooms to accommodate the Guantanamo Bay community. These rooms are specifically for unaccompanied personnel to include civilians, military and foreign nationals whose housing assignment is not accommodating for guests, said Joshua Adelman, NGIS Installation Operations Manager. The rooms are located in building 1670 which is the main check in location for NGIS and are offered at a discounted rate of $25.00 per night. The rooms offer all the typical amenities that the other locations offer to include a flat screen television, full size bed, cable, phone and private bathroom and shower. They do not offer internet. We just want to make sure we are able to accommodate everyone on base, said Rudy Sammons, NS Guantanamo Bay Housing Installation Program Manager. Our ultimate goal is to provide good customer service and improve the quality of life for those here in Guantanamo Bay and this is just one way we can do that. For more information or to reserve a room call 2040 or 2575. NGIS Now Offering Additional Rooms e Department of the Navy released its proposed $155.8 billion budget for scal year 2014. is budget is part of the $525 billion defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Rear Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for budget, briefed media at the Department of Defense budget press conference about the Navy and Marine Corps portion of the budget, which was a $4.2 billion decrease from last years baseline appropriation. So the bottom line (for military personnel), the Navys going to slow growth slightly over time. Weve pretty much reached the point where, to be able to operate with the force we have and to be able to properly man and train, we need these forces, Mulloy said. is years budget submission was guided by the CNOs tenants of warghting rst, operate forward and be ready. Mulloy said the Navy is funding our forces operating forward, providing money to maintain and train those units getting ready to deploy, and investing in the people, ships and technology of our future force. e budget includes a $49 billion request for operations and maintenance. is is an approximately three percent reduction, but it allows the Navy to maintain its commitment in the Middle East and the Western Pacic, consistent with the Defense Strategy. is years submission also supports readiness for our next-to-deploy ships and units who will be preparing for their deployments in FY14. e Navy has also increased its ship depot-level maintenance account to increase the scope and complexity of our maintenance availabilities. e Navy has also requested $43.5B for ship, aircraft, weapons and other procurement for programs including Joint Strike Fighter, Littoral Combat Ship, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Following last years budget for FY13, this budget includes cuts and other initiatives that will reduce planned spending across several years. e FY14 budget request does not reect the future uncertainty associated with the implementation of sequestration as it is submitted as part of the Presidents balanced decit reduction plan. Navy Releases Budget for FY14


Naval Station Guantanamo Bay held a sports day April 7. e event was held to wrap up a week of celebrating the birthday of the Navy Chiefs. e sports day consisted of a softball tournament that had four teams battling for bragging rights as the best. e four team were the Ocer Wardroom, e Chief Petty Ocers (CPO) Mess, First Class Petty Ocer Association (FCPOA) and the Junior Enlisted Association (JEA). e tournament was very competitive, but held in good spirits as the JEA took home the trophy for rst place. e Wardroom nished second, and FCPOA took third. When asked why the Chiefs didnt place, the answer was a simple, Because its our birthday, you decide. Naval Station GTMO Holds Sports Day


Whereas Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is recognized across the country by both civilian and military communities, April offers a unique opportunity to build on existing momentum to fight this crime and ensure all Service Members and family members are treated with dignity and respect. Whereas the Department of the Navy joins sister services in observing the 2013 Department of Defense SAAM theme: We own it Commanders and senior enlisted leaders set and enforce standards of discipline within our organization and are the key to creating a culture free from sexual assault. Well solve it Leadership establishes a culture where bystanders intervene, offenders are held accountable and victims are provided high-quality care. Together We all have a role in combating sexual assault. Every Service Member, at every level in the Navy, lives the core values and treats each other with dignity and respect. Whereas most sexual assaults in the Navy involve personnel between the ages of 18-24 and involve service member on service member. The crime of sexual assault harms victims, impacts commands and detracts from mission readiness. We must collectively instill a climate that does not tolerate, condone or ignore sexist behavior or sexual assault. Now, THEREFORE I, Captain John Nettleton, Commanding Officer Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, do hereby proclaim April 2013 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I urge all personnel to participate in SAAM events, reach out to victims, learn more about this crime and intervene to prevent it. WE OWN ITWELL SOLVE ITTOGETHER NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH


SHOPPER SILVER DODGE CALIBER SXT, 16,400 MILES, PRICE REDUCED! ASKING $8,000, CALL 78851 2002 Sebring 102K miles, excel lent condition $4000, Call Walt at 77118 1 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 22K, 14,500 miles, V6 Automatic, Im maculate Condition and Garage Kept. Call 77415 Jeep Cherokee, good condi tion, runs great. &2,800 OBO, Call 77264 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. Swim-p3 headphones with builtin mp3 player great for swim ming. Just plug into USB port, then drag and drop music or needed $60.Call 78952 plastic box full of different sizes hooks and lures. Lost at the by Hospital Monday morning 25 March. Has a sentimental value. Thank you. If found please call 84983 or 77012. Prescription Glasses found at Girl Scout Beach. Call 2500 to claim. White leather couch, love seat, side chair & ottoman $250 but can sell separately if nec; Black swivel desk chair $20; 5 long white 6-drawer dresser w/ nickel knobs $75; cherry Queen Anne end table w/ 1 drawer $50; 2 night stands w/ 2 drawers & glass pro tective tops $25 ea; Queen bed w/ frame & box spring $250; beige/ brown upholstered love seat w/ 2 matching pillows $100. Please call 75717. Futon (cream colored) $125, Computer Hutch $200, Glass top patio table with 2 (bar stool type) swivel chairs $125, Gas Grill $75, Please call 75559 MUST SELL!!! King size bedroom suite includes: Headboard and footboard, mattress, box springs, 2 night stands and dresser with mirror in great condition. $900 or best offer. Call 58471. 1 Convertible Crib with match ing dresser & changing table $175, 1 Crib with attached chang ing table, drawers and shelves $120, 2 crib mattresses $20 each, Rocking (glider) chair & otto man $50, 2 Munchkin Auto close safety metal gates $40 each or $75 for both, Baby bouncer $30, Cradle Swing & musical station ary jumper & entertainer $40 for the set, 4 sitter dining table only the table $30, 2 kids bicycle $100. Call 84990 DOWNTOWN LYCEUM MOVIES FRIDAY Apr. 12 SATURDAY Apr. 13 SUNDAY Apr .14 MONDAY Apr. 15 TUESDAY Apr. 16 WEDNESDAY Apr.1 7 THURSDAY Apr.18 R 93 min. PG13 95 min PG 95 min. R 97 min. PG13 116 min. PG13 128 min. PG13 110 min.. PG13 101 min. R 94 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 experiencing water production limitations and is under a tight water restriction. We are asking all residents to adhere to the fol lowing rules; no lawn watering, no vehicle washing at homes, limit plant watering, no washing of sidewalks with potable water and residents are asked to re port possible leaks to the Public Works Department at 4535. TAX SEASON Tax season is coming to a close. If you have not already started your taxes or need help the legal volunteers available to help between now and April 15th. These services are open to all ac tive duty, retirees, DoD civilians and dependents. Call 4692 for more information or to make an appointment. 22 Starcracft cabin cuddy! Tack GPS, depth gage, and much more! Call Walt at 77118 Sunday 14 April 8AM12PM, CC12 (Caribbean Circle) absolutely no early BIRDS!! Saturday April 13, 8am-12pm Granadillo Circle GC76C -back yard. Saturday April 13, Paola Point 1 0700 1000 Saturday April 13, 0800 at Nob Hill 2A. Saturday, April 13, Villamar 35A, 7-11 Am FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT On Tuesday, April 16 they are hold ing Fighting For Your Marriage workshop. This class gives cou ples ways to learn how to strength en your relationship and improve communications. For more infor mation about either class or to sign up call 4141. W.T. SAMPSON W.T. Sampson is partnering with U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay to host a Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring intern ship program to help recruit those interested in a career in the medi to high school students and will provide them with hands on simu lation experience and the opportu nity to meet and work alongside medical providers. For more infor mation contact Mr. Brock Bannis ter at 72450. your yard sale pile turning into a mountain? W.T. Sampson PTO is hosting a Spring Sale, Satur day April 20th at the Elementary School Gymnasium. The cost is CAR WASH Just a reminder to base residents. The car wash located near the Downtown Lyceum is free to base residents and is a self service car wash.


S ailors from the Junior Enlisted Association (JEA) volunteered their o duty hours to raise money by hosting a Breakfast in Bed fundraiser at the enlisted barracks, April 6. According to JEA President Master-At-Arms 2nd Class Brittany Woods the event was planned as a way to bring forth new ideas and be more innovative as junior Sailors. We have so much talent and creativity at the Naval Station; we just gave GTMO a small taste of it, and there will denitely be more to come, said Woods. Because of the success of this event we are more inspired now, than ever. e Sailors enjoyed the morning cooking bacon, eggs and waes for individuals that called in their orders. ey even served residents not living in the barracks by serving food in the lobby. Chief Gunners Mate Derrick Abson stopped by to show his support JEA Holds Breakfast in Bed Fundraiser MCC Keith Bryska Gazette Editor for the JEA and was impressed by how good the food was. e breakfast was awesome. e JEA made it easy for all the customers. I gave them my order and in less than ve minutes I was eating, said Abson. e pancakes were nice and uy and the bacon was cooked just right. Overall, this was a great event and I think the JEA should provide this service again in the near future. When asked why she volunteered her o duty hours for the JEA MasterAt-Arms Seaman Chelsea Scott said that a friend of hers in the JEA informed her about the breakfast in bed volunteer option. She said it sounded like a good way to get involved and have fun. e breakfast in bed was my rst time volunteering with JEA, and I really enjoyed it, said Scott. My favorite part was being able to answer the phones and take everyones order. I enjoyed keeping track of the orders and how popular the idea was, I plan to volunteer more with the JEA in the future. Woods stated that the breakfast in bed fundraiser went better than expected not because of the money they made, because of how many volunteers showed up to participate. We had so much fun and we really got a chance to work together as an association, said Woods. e best part was denitely seeing new faces and getting to meet some really nice people.