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N aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bays Fleet and Family Support Center held an appreciation event to recognize the installations Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates (SAPR VAs), April 22. e installation currently has 43 SAPR VAs who provide non-clinical crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support to adult sexual assault victims. Support includes providing information on available options and resources to victims. e SAPR VA, on behalf of the sexual assault victim, provides liaison assistance with other organizations and agencies on victim care matters and reports directly to the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) when performing victim advocacy duties. e event kicked o with remarks from NS Guantanamo Bays Commanding Ocer Capt. J.R. Nettleton. I just want to thank each and every one of you, said Nettleton. is is one of the most sensitive and important programs in the Navy and you are the key to the success of this program. You are often the rst person that the victim encounters after a traumatic experience such as a sexual assault so how you respond and handle the situation is vital to the victim. After the remarks the victim advocates were presented with certicates of appreciation and enjoyed an appreciation cake. It is important to recognize the volunteer work and time that SAPR VAs dedicate to victims of sexual assault and the SAPR program because their work is vital to a victims recovery, said Susan Perez, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC). By thanking them publicly, SAPR VAs will hopefully see the sincere appreciation felt for them and gain a renewed motivation to help others. e event was held in conjunction with April being nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this month the Department of Defense is committed to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through the use of special events and public education. e Navys theme for the month is We own it ... well solve it ... together. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-eective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. e Department of the Navy is working aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual assault victims, and to hold oenders accountable FFSC Holds SAPR VA Appreciation Event Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates take a group photo at an appreciation event held at Fleet and Family Support Center, April 22.
NCTAMS Detachment 30 Queens, N.Y Bunji Garlin Subway Retire Comfortably Fishing, Gym, Electronics. Computer My Parents It has increased my overall CE2 Marvin George was nominated for his outstanding work on the installation of a 1200 pair cable along Sherman Avenue for the new housing projects. NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. J.R. Nettleton congratulates CE2 George on his selection as Sailor of the Week.
On April 10, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to the family of Father Emil Kapaun, Army Chaplain, who died while serving his fellow soldiers during the Korean War in 1951. Members of Fr. Kaupans family and some Korean War veterans were in attendance when the President praised the heroism of the chaplain. President Obama said, Father Kapaun was an American soldier who didnt fire a gun, but who [carried] the mightiest weapon of all: the love for his brothers so powerful that he was willing to die so that they might live to describe the Army chaplains heroic actions of running between foxholes to carry the wounded to safety while dodging bullets and his ministry to fellow Americans in the Korean POW camp. (Krissah Thompson on April 11, 2013, WashingtonPost.com) It was the love for his country and fellow men that motivated his actions. Fr. Kapaun would have probably said that he was only doing what he was supposed to do in those moments. And so he would not have wanted any medal or decoration. He truly deserved the militarys highest award. I have no doubt that among Christians and those who are familiar with Christian Biblical literature that Chaplain Kapaun was a Christ figure or type. He died so that others might live. If there were more people in the world with such love, we would not experience such senseless tragedies as we have had in the recent weeks. This coming Sunday, many Christians around the world who use a common lectionary in their worship will hear the words, I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another (Jn 13:34). Dear reader, you are loved. God Bless. A s Sailors prepare to participate in the SemiAnnual Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), Navy Physical Readiness Program officials remind Sailors to verify their results in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS). After each PFA, Sailors need to log into PRIMS and ensure their data is entered and accurate, said Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. Moore added that just like an individual would check their bank account after payday, Sailors need to check their PRIMS following a PFA. All commands are required to report their PFA data via PRIMS no later than 30 days after conducting the PFA in accordance with guidelines established in the Navys Physical Readiness Program instruction, OPNAVINST 6110.1J. Each Sailor must have a record for both PFA cycles in the year, even if the record reflects non-participation status due to deployment, IA, medical waiver, etc. Sailors need to verify their data within 60 days so that any corrections can be made by the CFL at the command level. After six months of PFA completion, record changes can only be made by PRIMS administrators at Navy Personnel Navy Reminds Sailors to Verify PRIMS Data Command, which requires a Letter of Correction from the individuals commanding officer, on letter head, that grants authorization to make the change. In most cases the data is going to be correct, but since the CFL is entering data by hand for the entire command, it is possible that a number may get transposed or a line of data missed, said Moore. The sooner a discrepancy is identified, the faster it can be fixed. PRIMS was introduced in 2002 as the Navys official source for Sailors PFA data. It is used to monitor and track the progress of active-duty and Reserve personnel and identify, screen, educate and monitor members. PRIMS data is also verified against selection board and promotion board results at Navy Personnel Command. Sailors can access their PRIMS account at through Bupers OnLine at https://www.bol.navy.mil. Navy Personnel Command Lt. Tung Tran NS Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Services A Model Of Love C haplains Corner
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U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay has joined healthcare organizations across the nation in celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22-26. This years theme is Laboratory Professionals Get Results emphasizing the vital role medical laboratories play in the delivery of excellent healthcare, research, and health promotion. This annual celebration spotlights the medical laboratory team which conducts most of its work behind the scenes. Utilizing state of the art technology, advanced training in science and critical thinking skills, laboratory professionals provide diagnostic testing vital to healthcare delivery. An estimated 70 percent of decisions made by healthcare providers are directly related to information provided by ancillary services, with laboratory medicine being a chief contributor. Because medical laboratory professionals work behind the scenes, few people know about the critical testing they perform every day. The American Society for Clinical Pathology, one of the certifying boards for lab professionals, estimates that more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals throughout the USA perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests every year. Kicking off the week with a traditional cake-cutting, the USNH GTMO Laboratory Team is celebrating their achievements over the past year including their exemplary service to the community. The 11 lab professionals, military and civilian, are subject matter experts in chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, and immunohematology. Additionally, the team recently achieved accreditation with the College of American Pathologists, The Joint Commission, American Association of Blood Banks, and registration/licensing by the Food and Drug Administration. The USNH GTMO lab team truly personifies excellence and they routinely demonstrate their expertise in the day to day operations of the laboratory, said CDR Suyen Teran, MSC, USN, the USNH GTMO Laboratory Officer. We process 45,000-55,000 tests per year with great accuracy and success as confirmed during our external assessments. We are very proud to celebrate our profession our command and our achievements. CDR Teran further added, Congratulations USNH GTMO Laboratory Professionals! You get results! USNH Celebrates Laboratory Professionals Week Stacey Byington HM3 Jose Cortez cuts the cake celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay as fellow lab staff look on. Medical laboratory professionals are being recognized around the country this week, April 22-26. This years theme is Laboratory Professionals Get Results emphasizing the vital role medical laboratories play in the delivery of excellent healthcare, research, and health promotion. Observing the cake cutting are CDR Suyen Teran, MSC, USN, USNH GTMO Laboratory Officer, Lisa Caulder, Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator, and lab technicians HM2 Joshua Piper and HN Jacoby Cleveland, as well as other members of the hospital staff.
SHOPPER 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). 2008 Motorcycle/Scooter, Lega cy 260cc, Over 90 miles/gallon, 6800 Miles, Excellent condition, Reliable Smooth ride, Tires are two months old, well maintained, Comes with 2 nice helmets, Simi lar Mopeds are selling for over $2000 in the US, Sammy @ 78954 $1800 Negotiable 1999 Dodge Stratus excellent con dition. Runs great, Air condition, not a GTMO special. Asking price $2200.00 Call Oral @ 55148 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). Selling a barely used Xbox 360 with 1 controller, Kinnect sen sor, gaming headphones, Call of Duty 3, Gears of war 3, Just dance 4, and Nike Fitness Train er + for $275 obo. Call Jimmy at 77111 Like new Igloo Maxcold cooler. Holds over 100 cans! (party-size 79777 (h) or 8630 (w) Selling a pair of never worn white Nike Air force 1s with brown ac cents. $50 obo call Jimmy 77111 5 gallon gas container $10, Brand new battery for a motorcycle/ scooter still in original package $30, Brand new CDI & Starter Relay for your 50cc and 150cc scooter $20. Sammy @ 78954 $1800 Negotiable Electric clothes dryer. Ex cellent condition. $75 OBO, Wagner Power Steamer. Like new, with all original pack aging and accessories. $65 OBO. Sealy twin mattress set. Excellent condition. $35 OBO. Call 77806. Queen bed w/ frame & box spring $250; 2 bedside tables w/ 2 drawers & glass protec tive tops $25 ea; Sharp vac uum cleaner w/ 2 extra bags & replacement belt $30; black swivel desk chair $20. Call 75717. Coffee table, green glass 2 shelves with contemporary aluminum design $30, Black low TV stand with doubleglass doors and one shelf $25, Sammy @ 78954 $1800 Negotiable DOWNTOWN LYCEUM MOVIES FRIDAY Apr. 26 SATURDAY Apr. 27 SUNDAY Apr 28 MONDAY Apr. 29 TUESDAY Apr. 30 WEDNESDAY May. 1 THURSDAY May. 2 PG13 107 min. R 107 min R 93 min. PG13 128 min. PG 123 min. PG13 125 min. PG13 124 min. PG13 107 min. PG13 111 min. MWR JOB HUNT GTMO The scoop 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 vehicle washing at homes, limit plant wa tering, no washing of sidewalks with potable water and residents are asked to report possible leaks to the Public Works Department at 4535. WOMENS RETREAT A Womens Encounter Retreat will be held May 10th and 11th in the Main Chapel. Details can be found on the base roller or by contacting Keli Caraveo at 77178. 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 ule or contact the Chaplains of 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 orien tation will be held May 19. Vol unteers 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 information call 4493. 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). Saturday, April 27, 0700-1100, Nob Hill 24B, No early birds please.
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