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M ilitary personnel from Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) Guantanamo Bay, Naval Hospital and Joint Task Force attended a Warrior of the Quarter luncheon at the Bayview restrauant, April 18. According to NS Guantanamo Bay, Command Master Chief Ross Cramer the Warrior of the Quarter luncheon was established to recognize the Sailors, Marines and Troopers of the Quarter and because of the joint eort NS Guantanamo Bays Commanding Ocer, Capt. J.R. Nettleton decided to call the luncheon the Warriors Luncheon. Naval Station recognizes that we all are on the same team and we are ghting the same ght, said Cramer. ere are many facets that make up Team GTMO and the best of those facets were recognized today as Warriors of the Quarter! Hooyah Team GTMO! MCSFCO 1ST Sgt. Jonathan Martin believes it is a great idea to have the luncheon and recognize each branch of service in front of the Senior Ocers, Senior Enlisted and Civilians of the base. It allows all services and the Naval Station community to see and know that we are one team, one ght no matter what uniform we wear, said Martin. Captain Nettleton and Command Master Chief Cramer are spot on with doing the luncheon and we need to continue to recognize our outstanding Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Coast Guardsmen, and Airmen. e Warriors were given plaques and certicates by Nettleton and representatives from Navy Federal, Morale Welfare and Recreation and the Navy Exchange were on hand to present gifts to show their appreciation as well. Being able to recognize Marines in front of the base at a venue like this is always a great feeling not only for the command but for the Marines, said Martin. It lets them know that they are appreciated for what they do day in and day out. Warriors of the Quarter From Naval Station ND1 Christopher Kerr, MA2 Tommy Dover, and MASN Lauren McKeown From JTF BM3 Michael Gavola (PSU-311), and SSGT Alfredo Hernandez (USMC J2) From MCSFCO Lance Corporal Robert L. Oenbacker, Sergeant Michael L. Mejia From USNH HM1 Francis Milana, HM3 An Diep, and HN Rashad Beamon GTMO Holds Warrior of the Quarter Luncheon MCC Keith Bryska / Gazette Editior Command representatives and Warrior of the Quarter winners take a group photo after the Warrior of the Quarter luncheon April 18. The luncheon was held to honor their hard work and dedication over the last three months.
Public Works Department 20 Duluth, Mn. Kendrick Lamar McDonalds Make Master Chief Basketball, Music, Movies My Mother The Navy has given me a sense of responsibility and a great mind set for the future. For his work completeing a large project ahead of schedule, he has also volunteered numerous hours helping the local Boy Scouts Chapter in establishing the Order of Arrow which will be a new ceremony held for the scouts here in GTMO. Hopson has also dedicated his time raising $650.00 in donations for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. J.R. Nettleton congratulates Utilitiesman Franklin Hopson on his selection as Sailor of the Week.
I f you are observant, you notice that our GTMO landscape is a long history of evolution. Since the 1800s, the U. S. has built, torn down, and replaced many structures. Theres even a runway on the windward side (no longer used for that purpose). Weve been very creative with some of our buildings, redefining them or occasionally turning them over to the friendly GTMO beasts. Broken ceramic plates and utensils can still be found by Ferry Landing where the Marines were once located (my CPO recently found a U.S.M.C. serving plate dated 1915!). One thing you can say for certainty. This place has changed! And its still changing. Our personal landscape also changes, hopefully for the better, but we certainly do change. We are not the same people we once were when we were 10, 21, 33, or 45 years old. We mature, or stagnate, depending on how we feed the soul. Some of us turn into a majestic scenery overlooking the open sea, hopeful and open to the future, others become bitter, brittle, and broken, collapsing with the first great wind. To maintain a healthy personal landscape, we must keep an openness to change, to be moldable, flexible. Thats one reason the palm trees here tend to stick around. They bend with the wind. And it begins with the attitude that says, Gods not finished with me yet. So hows your landscape? CAPT Van Dickens, USN Command Chaplain, NAVSTA GTMO Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay residents gathered Thursday at the Fellowship Hall to remember the millions who perished during the Holocaust. The theme of this years observance was Never Again: Heading the Warning Signs. The Lunch and Learn was hosted by the Multicultural Observance Committee and was led by committee president, Chaplain Larry Jones. Understanding the history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals, societies and governments, said Jones. Today we should reflect on both the victims of the Holocaust and also honor the survivors, rescuers and liberators. Guest speakers for the event included Lt. Cmdr. Janice White from United States Navy Hospital Guantanamo Bay and Mr. Lee Adelman, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Business Manager. White talked to the attendees about the difference between Judaism and Christianity, explaining the contrast between their Commandments, how and when they pray and their beliefs about the afterlife. Following White, Adelman spoke to the group about the importance in remembering the victims and also the heroes. No other event in current history has created so many stories of atrocities and horror as the Holocaust. Much has been written on the victimization and oppression of millions and the senseless murder Holocaust Lunch and Learn Chaplain Van Dickens NS Guantanamo Bay Command Chaplain Landscape C haplains Corner of over 11 million human beings. It is rare to find any sliver of goodness during that horrible time in history, said Adelman. Yet, there are so many other incredible stories of courage and humanity that are just beginning to be told. Just as we should never ever forget the horrors of the Holocaust, we should also never forget the heroes of the Holocaust. The event also featured samples of Jewish food such as Challah Bread, hummus and pickled turnips. The 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. Kelly Wirfel Chaplain Larry Jones, Multi-Cultural Observance Committee President, kicks off the Lunch and Learn by reading the Presidential Proclamation.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the rst ever Guantanamo Bay marathon and half marathon April 13. e event had over 150 participants which included an enduring route. e race also had more than 100 volunteers come out to man water stations set at every mile marker to help out runners who needed a glass of water or just wanted to take a break under the shade. GTMO Host Marathon and Half Marathon 1st place marathon winners Male: Casey Gore Time: 3:52:08 Female: Karen Simon Time: 4:56:33 1st place half marathon winners Male: Galen Staats Time: 1:43:56 Female: Cheryl Mackey Time: 2:09:33
S even W.T. Sampson High School students and one recent graduate spent their spring break taking advantage of a Science, Service, Medicine, and Mentoring (S2M2) program at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO), Apr. 8 12. is was the second year this program was conducted here, said LT Eric Dunbar, NC, organizer of the week-long event. We had a very full program, and the students were active and engaged with most of the hospital sta. e S2M2 program, sponsored by the hospitals cultural diversity team headed by LT Fagwenlanita Walker, NC, was developed to encourage high school students to pursue their interests to become medical professionals and scientists, and engage Navy physicians and other military medical personnel with high school and college students in their geographic area. is local initiative is similar to a week-long job fair, with medical providers and hospital sta interacting with the students, in both a classroom and clinical setting at the hospital. is years participants were Sarah Rinehart (who graduated last year and is a current college freshman), S. Ofelia Pastora Rodriguez, Zach Stone, Gabe Dunbar, Aracelis Santana, Gray Lockwood, Laura Torres, and Luziane Perez. It was really cool to see how each clinic at the hospital operates on a daily basis, said Torres. My favorite part of the program was having the hands-on experiences, and to see how each process worked. e sta did an exemplary job of engaging the students in hands-on activities when and where possible, added Dunbar. We kept the schedule exible, and mixed classroom lectures with activities the students could do themselves. is was key to the success of the program. e students week actually started last Friday, when each one had a cast put on their dominant arm, and then they wore the casts all weekend, and most of Monday, before they were removed. ey did a general tour of the hospital on Monday, learned how to suture on Tuesday, toured the operating room and Pharmacy on Wednesday, Radiology on ursday, observed a Code Blue drill in the Emergency Room on Friday, and concluded the week with a tour of the Ophthalmology Clinic, before being presented with their graduation certicates. is year the students had the opportunity to perform more hands-on skills utilizing some of our new medical simulation equipment, said Walker. Two of the students want to become nurses. We want to expose the students to all the dierent specialties oered by the medical community. During a Pediatrics lesson, they had the opportunity to interact with Baby HAL, the simulation baby manikin. ey were able to feel the pulse of the umbilical cord, listen to dierent heart and respiratory distress sounds, and learn how to eectively intubate and provide oxygen to a newborn infant. e students had nothing but praise for the entire hospital sta, concluded Dunbar. e partnership between W.T. Sampson High School and USNH GTMO is only growing stronger through this program, and will continue to do so. W.T. Sampson students participate S2M2 W.T. Sampson High School students Aracelis Santana and Zach Stone take turns practicing suturing in a piece of flexible rubber during a classroom session of the S2M2 (Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring) program. They were among seven current students and a recent graduate who spent their spring break taking part in a cooperative initiative between the high school and U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay. The S2M2 program encourages high school students to pursue interests that could lead to professions in the medical field or as scientists. Stacey Byington
SHOPPER 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 Honda Fit Sport, 9k miles, auto or manual shift control, 4 dr hatchback, 15K-OBO 78425 Ford Contour $2500 Nego tiable POC is Karen at 72100 day time or 77238 evening time 1994 4 DOOR SATURN,RUNS GREAT ONLY NEEDS WIND SHIELD FIXTURE, ASKING FOR $1000.00 OR BEST OFFER, CALL OSHANE@ 77710(H) OR 77262(W). 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. 1-SCSI Modems, power supplies and cables, $50 each. Call Bobby 75759 (home) or 84274 (cell) or 4552 (work). 2002 Ibanez Jem 7VWH, includes tools, strap locks and hardshell case. $1500.00 ore best offer. Call 7-7000. Starband Satellite Dish, com plete hardware and mounting bracket, brand new, $100. I do not have the electronics (feed horn or modem) which can be purchased from Starband and shipped for under $150. Bobby 75759 (home) or 84274 (cell) or 4552 (work). Prescription Glasses found at Girl Scout Beach. Call 2500 to claim. Like new Igloo Maxcold cooler. Holds over 100 cans! (party-size 79777 (h) or 8630 (w) White leather couch, love seat, side chair $200 but can sell sepa rately 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 protective tops $25 ea; Queen bed w/ frame & box spring $250; beige/brown uphol stered love seat w/ 2 matching pil lows $100. Please call 75717. Futon (cream colored) $125, Com puter 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 matching dresser & changing table $175, 1 Crib with attached changing table, drawers and shelves $120, 2 crib mattresses $20 each, Rock ing (glider) chair & ottoman $50, 2 Munchkin Auto close safety metal gates $40 each or $75 for both, Baby bouncer $30, Cradle Swing & musical stationary 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. 19 SATURDAY Apr. 20 SUNDAY Apr 21 MONDAY Apr. 22 TUESDAY Apr. 23 WEDNESDAY Apr. 24 THURSDAY Apr.25 PG13 101 min. PG13 115 min PG 95 min. R 93 min. PG13 112 min. PG13 107 min. R 107 min. PG13 124 min. PG13 128 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 produc tion limitations and is under a tight water restriction. We are asking all residents to adhere to the following rules; no lawn watering, no vehicle washing 22 Starcracft cabin cuddy! Tack GPS, depth gage, and much more! Call Walt at 77118 21 Foot Hurricane Deck Boat, 90 HP Johnson, and trailer. Completely restored in Febru tom paint, controls, wiring and Stereo, all safety equipment, bait tank, T-Top, rod holders, and 2 batteries. Very dependable, turn ing boat. Great for families with the stability of a pontoon boat and the speed and ride of a cen ter console. I also have a Bimini top for this boat that can be in stalled with very little effort. $4500 OBO. Bobby @ 75759 (home) or 84274 (cell) or 4552 (work). Multi-Family Patio Sale at M120 Saturday 20-April, 8 AM until 12 Noon, Household items, Furni ture, Clothing, Dive Gear, Fishing Gear, Surf board and beach toys, bar with stools, and much more. 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. GIRL SCOUTS Guantanamo Bay Girl Scouts are hosting a dog wash Saturday, April 28 from noon to 1600 at the NEX. The event is hosted by the Junior and Ambassador Girl Scout Troops with help from the Chief Petty Of RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES Naval Station religious ministries will be offering multiple Orthodox services from April 28 to May 4. See the base roller for the sched at 2323. MANATEE SURVEY Public Works Environmental De partment is looking for volunteers to help with a manatee survey. The survey is scheduled for May 20 to 24 and training and orientation will be held May 19. Volunteers must be able to work in a boat environment, able to lift heavy weight, be a team player and be a good swimmer. For more informa tion call 4493. 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.
T he 525 Military Police Battalion Family Readiness Group hosted a live auction at the Bayview restaurant, April 18. e event was held to raise money to fund the 2013 Army Ball. e money raised will go directly to support the Army Ball which is scheduled for June 15, said Family Readiness Group Leader, Ashley Clark. We had crafters donate their handmade items; many of the tenant commands donated coins, shirts and ags; and so many others donate baskets and other items to be auctioned o. Some of the most sought after items including U.S. ags, shing trips, dinner at the Joint Task Force Commanders home and Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Commanding Ocers home helped raise $9,225. Ticket prices and details about the upcoming ball will be available in the upcoming weeks. Family Readiness Group Hosts Auction Kelly Wirfel