Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
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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: February 13, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guant�namo -- Guant�namo Bay -- Guant�namo Bay Naval Base
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Vol. 66 No. 06

Friday. Feb. 13 2009


W.T. Sampson Photogranhy Club

Photography Club students at the Elementary School show interest in Guantanamo Bay History.
Hunter Gamble (4th grader) captured an old wooden boat located at the Lighthouse

Income Tax Assistance

VITA (Naval Station) is open
for walk-ins as well as appt's.
We welcome JTF personnel.
You do not need to be attached
to the Naval Station to have
your taxes prepared.

VITA provides FREE Federal
and State tax preparation for
military, AD and retired, as
well as their dependents.
Hours (NAVSTA) Monday &
0900 2000
Tuesday, Thurs, & Fri
0800 1800
Please bring W-2 and all tax
paperwork (interest rcv'd,
paid, etc...) If not sure, bring
it. Located in the NLSO office,
by CSD.
Appt's can be made by calling

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009


Vol. 66 No. 01

Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Commanding Officer
Capt. Steven H. Blaisdell

Executive Officer
Cmdr. Paul Mitchell

Command Master Chief
CMDCM(SW/AW) Keith Carson

Interim PAO/LCPO
MCC Lewis Mesta

Gazette Editor
MC2 Kimberly Wiliams

Gazette Contributor
MC3(SW) Tracey Whitley

Gazette Contributor
MC3 Brian May

The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an
authorized publication for members
of the military services and their
families stationed at U.S. Naval
Station Guantanamo Bay.
The contents do not necessarily
reflect the official views of the U.S.
Government, the Department of
Defense, or the U.S. Navy, and do
not imply endorsement thereof.
The editorial content is prepared,
edited and provided by the Public
Affairs Office of U.S. Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay. Questions orcom-
ments can be directed to the PAO.
The Gazette staff can be reached by
phone atext. 4502;fax4819;by email
at pao@usnbgtmo.navy.mil.
Get the Gazette online at www.cnic.
For classified ad submissions: please
limit word countto 20words orless
Ads mustbesubmited viaemail ONLy
no later than noon every Tuesday to

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 3

Trevor Romain Speaks

at W.T. Sampson

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. In early Sep-
tember 2008, W.T. Sampson Elementary
School/High School Counselor Lori Higgs
met with her counterparts here when the
Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic De-
pendent Elementary and Secondary Schools
(DDESS) and Department of Defense De-
pendents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba)
adopted the anti-bullying curriculum formu-
lated by The Trevor Romain Company. Now
that the students have had an opportunity to
learn about the program, Trevor Romain will
spoke to them in person at the W.T. Sampson
schools last week.
Devoted to supporting the armed forces, Ro-
main served with the South AfricanArmy for
two years and, while a soldier, experienced
a life-changing encounter with a severely
injured child. He decided to devote his life
to helping children and since that time has
spoken with tens of thousands of school
children and spent hours with terminally-ill
children in hospitals. Using his own child-
hood struggles, Romain combines humor
with his own motivational flair to empower
children to face life's challenges.
"I know first-hand how military life
can be continually relocating, adapting

to new surroundings, adjusting life to
deployments and working nontraditional
hours it can be hard on kids," Romain
said. "Anything I can do to help them,
I will."
Romain has written and illustrated
more than 30 children's books, served as
host for a series of award-winning DVDs
and has his own television program, The
Trevor Romain Show, which airs on PB S
channels throughout the nation.

Trevor Romain speaks to students at
W T Sampson H. S.

eelieicus Services/
Uase Chapel

Daily Catholic Mass Mon. Fri. 5:30
p.m. (Main Chapel) Vigil Mass, Sat.
5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Sun. Mass,
7:30 a.m. (JTF-Troopers Chapel)
Sun. 9 a.m. Mass (Main Chapel)
Protestant (GTMO Chapel)
Sat. 11 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist
Service (Room B) Sun. 5:30 a.m.
Iglesia Ni Christo (RoomA) 8 a.m.
Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Room
D) 9 a.m. LDS Service (RoomA) 10
a.m. Liturgical Service (Room B) 11
a.m. General Prot. Service 11 a.m.
United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg
1036) 1 p.m. Gospel Service 1 p.m.
LORIMI Gospel Service
(Room D) 6 p.m. GTMO Bay Chris-
tian Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)
Friday Religious Services
1:15 p.m. Islamic Service (Room C)
7 p.m. Jewish Service (FMI call 2628)
Religious Services/

JTF Troopers Chapel
Catholic Services
Wed. 11 a.m. Spanish Mass (New)
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Vigil Mass (PPI Cha-
pel) Sun. 7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass

THUR. FEB. 26TH 1800


Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

UCT-One Finishes Survey on Elevated Causeway Section
MC3 Brian May
Underwater Construction Team One, from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, was in Guantanamo to perform a site
survey for an Elevated Causeway Section (ELCAS) to be put in on Leeward Side."Ourjob is to survey the land on the bottom
of the bay and test the hardness and stableness of the floor," said Steelworker First Class (SCW/DV) William Butcher.
"We test the surface using a hydraulic jack-
hammer with /4 inch steel rods that are ham-
mered two feet at a time to determine the clas-
sification and density of the surface," he said.
Working 10 to 12 hour days to get the work
done they finished ahead of schedule on all
of the testing they had to do under the water.
"We completed our tasking with finding the
ELCAS site and were able to get more training
accomplished," said Butcher.
A causeway is a roadway most commonly a
bridge to connect two pieces of land.
During their training exercise UCT-One was
also able to find a rudder that had fallen off of
one of the Landing Craft Units (LCU) using
side scan sonar.
"Once we found the rudder we dropped two
of our divers in full SCUBA and had them
attach cables to the rudder and we pulled it
back to shore for re-attachment," said SWI
"We as a command are thankful for the op-
portuninty to come down to GTMO and provide
the support that our command is best suited
for," said Chief Construction Electrician (SCW/ The rudder on the bottom of the bay floor found by the UCT using side scan
DV) Dennis Bergman. sonar.


The Navy College Center must receive official transcripts NLT 01 Mar 09 in order to

1. OFFICIAL transcript must be sent from institution directly to:

Navy College Center, VOLED Detachment, N211
Center for Personal and Professional Development
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5204

2. Sailor must contact the Navy College Center (NCC) advising them that he/she is
having an official transcript mailed to NCC directly from the academic institution for
the purpose of adding the degree/certification to SMART. Sailor provides NCC with
his/her name; last four SSN, and either e-mail or phone number so that individual
can be reached should there be any questions. To Add the Specific College
Courses, notify the Navy College Center at this time.

The Navy College Center can be reached at DSN 922-1828, toll free 1-877-
253-7122, Commercial 850-452-1828, or e-mail ncc(navy.mil.

Do you have Diabetes?

Please take advantage of a
monthly class devoted to
Diabetic teaching.
Open to anyone with Dia-
betes, pre-diabetes, or just
interested in the disease
1) Structured introduction to
Diabetes management
2) Diabetes disease process
3) Education and Counsel-
ing on Lifestyle changes to
optimize management
4) Labs, consults, follow-up,
and medication adherence to
optimize management.

Wednesday, February 18th at
5:00 p.m.
Hospital Galley Executive
Dining Room

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Navy Mandates Electronic Service Record Accounts Fleetwide

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Chief of Navy Personnel
released a NAVADMIN Feb. 5 announcing the requirement for
all active-duty and Reserve personnel to establish and maintain a
self-service Electronic Service Record (ESR) account within the
next 60 days.
"Having a self-service account is necessary for updating emer-
gency contact information. Self-service accounts contain other
important features, such as enabling Sailors to directly submit PCS
(permanent change of station) travel claims upon PCS transfer,
update race, ethnicity, and religion information, and view all other
ESR service record information," said Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson,
chief of naval personnel in NAVADMIN 043/09.
The requirement date for Sailors serving at sea and without
connectivity to establish and ESR is 60 days upon return to home-
The Navy first implemented ESRs in 2006. The ESR provides
individual Sailors, Personnel Support Activity Detachments (PSD),
personnel offices holding service records, Navy Operational
Support Centers, and customer commands of PSDs, with secure

Internet access to personnel, training, and awards data.
The ESR replaces the paper service record as the single field
level data entry point for service record maintenance. Commands
are required to use all available ESR functionality.
Self-service accounts can be created at https://nsips.nmci.navy.
mil or on the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS)
ESR server on board ship.
Commanding officers, executive officers and command master
chiefs can obtain command level view only access by completing
the NSIPS/ESR system authorization request and contacting their
local NSIPS area manager. This access provides the user view only
capability for all ESR accounts within their UIC(s).
All commands responsible for service record entries are required
to initiate updates in NSIPS ESR, however official military person-
nel file requirements remain unchanged.
NSIPS ESR is the data entry point for electronic service record
maintenance. Sailors are responsible for the accuracy of their ESR
and must contact the servicing personnel office if any information
is incorrect.
For more information read NAVADMIN 043/09, http://www.

GTMO Sea Cadet Corps are back in full force
MCC Bill Mesta
The Guantanamo Bay Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and League Cadet Corps (NSCC/
NLCC) is back and fully operational. The NSCC/NLCC was nearly disestablished at GTMO but through
the tireless efforts of it's local leaders it was re-organized and began accepting members in Novem-
ber of 2008. Initially there were very few cadets involved. This number has quickly swelled to over 18.
On Thursday the 5th of February the Sea Cadets held an Assumption of Command Ceremony. Captain Steve Blaisdell the
Commanding officer of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba presided over the ceremony. The CO formally appoint-
ed BMCS(SW/AW) Victor Gonzales to the position of GTMO Sea Cadets Commanding officer. Additionally EO1 Ma-
rio Perez officially assumed his duties
as the Sea Cadets Executive Officer.
The mission of the Naval Sea Cadet
Corps and League Cadet Corps is to
introduce young people to the "Navy
Lifestyle." The Sea Cadets encourage
and aid youth development through a
Deparment of the Navy supported pro-
gram. Cadets learn sea going skills,
patriotism, courage, self-reliance,
community and self respect. The
training that the cadets receive, fos-
ters their leadership abilities and al-
lows them to broaden their horizons.
The Cadets have numerous events
planned. Hard charging Cadets are be-
ing nominated to attend a two week
Cadet Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes.
There will also be a mini-Boot Camp
GTMO Sea Cadet Coprs Stand information for the Assumtion of Command Ceremony offered at GTMO for League Cadets.

6 Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Icwntcwn Lyceum

The Spirit:
A resurrected cop does battle with
a villain whose quest for immortality
threatens an entire metropolis in Sin
City creator Frank Miller's adaptation
of Will Eisner's acclaimed graphic
novel. When a rookie cop is brutally
killed and mysteriously brought back
to life, he assumes the guise of The
Spirit (Gabriel Macht) -- a masked
crime fighter whoprowls the shadows of
Central City on a supernatural mission
to keep the urban landscape safe. Upon
discovering that his arch nemesis,
The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), is
determined to live forever even if it
means wiping out the entire population
of Central City, The Spirit must race to
stop the diabolical villain.
Friday. Feb 13
Bedtime Stories
7 p.m., PG 99 min.
Punisher: War Zone Monday, Feb 16
9 p.m., R 107 min. The Day The Earth

The Spirit
PG13 108 min.

Saturday. Feb 14
Nothing Like
The Holidays
7 p.m., PG13 95 min.
He's Just Not That Into
9 p.m., PG13 127 min.

Sunday. Feb 15
Seven Pounds
7 p.m., PG13 124 min.

7 p.m., PG13 108 min.

Tuesday. Feb 17
The Spirit
7 p.m., PG13 108 min.

Wednesday. Feb 18
He's Just Not That
Into You
7 p.m., PG13 127 min.

Thursday. Jan. 15
Cadillac Records
7 p.m., R 108 min.


Experience the art of belly
dancing and let the
ancient rhythmic beats
transport you to Arabia.
Bring your scarf
and your hips!
FMI call 77262 or 78469.
Class will be held at
Marine Hill Fitness Center
Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tonight, 7 p.m.
Officers Landing
FMI call 2010

Tomorrow, 8 a.m.
Deer Point
FMI call 2010

Feb.19, 7 p.m.
FMI call 2010

Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Deer Point
FMI call 2010

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 7

S -as

(2)MUSTSELL!!! Elegant round glass
top dining table with dining chairs.
FMI 84149
(2) For Sale: 16" Television $30.
FMI 77113
(2) Diving gear:Oceanic Delta 3
BC's, Oceanic Chute 2 Regulator,XS
scuba page,Mare's fins, Scubapro
twin jet Wight and knife and a lot
more .$700 FMI 78466
(2) Changing table for sale, light
brown, 2 shelves and a diaper drawer
FMI 75694
(2) For sale one seater Kayak
$2,000. FMI 75694
(2) FOUR(4) 15" TIRES WITH
RIMS $180, FMI 4059/79576
(2) Nintendo Wii w/ 4 remotes and
nun chucks, 11 games(Metroid
Prime, Zelda, COD3, Super Smash
Bros and more), 2 remote charging
stations, HD Cables, and aluminum
carry case ONLY $500-77129\(1)
27" Samsung CRT Television w/
remote, 2 RCA input, 2 HD Com-
ponent input, S-Video, Cable $200/
OBO. FMI 77129
(2) 1 XL Black Joe Rocket Mesh
Riding Jacket 1 year old, great con-
dition, $225.00. Black Icon Field
Armor Boots, size 12 brand new,
$130.00. 1 used Silver and Black XL
HJC Helmet like new, $60.00. Black
Sidi Vertigo race style boots like
new $200.00. FMI 84261/ 79556 or
(2) SATELLITE DISH: Dish with
75 feet of cable. $400. FMI 84703
(2) Good Size Corner Desk $55,
Gateway Laptop 17" screen, Pen-
tium Dual Core processor, 1.5 GB
RAM, 100 GB Hard drive, DVD
burner, Windows Vista $700. 512MB
MP3/WMA/REC/ AM/FM radio/
USB Flash drive $25.FMI 78470
(2) JVC VCR, $25; Sharp VCR/
DVD, $40; Small Entertainment
Center, $50; Two Italian in-laid
wood end tables, $35/ea; Lamp, $10;
Small table/chair, $40; Large DR
Table/6 chairs, $500; Sharp Micro-
wave, $25, Washer/Dryer, $125/ea
(2) 21 speed mountain bike, comes
with a comfy seat, a helmet and an
air pump. Asking $135. FMI 78288.
(2)Body Glove wetsuit. Men's
Large-Full body. Brand new, never
been wet. FMI 2646
(2) For Sale- ParaFoil 272 rigged
for para-sailing, ready to go $550/
OBO. FMI 77349.
(2) For Sale: Nintendo DS, $65;

Gameboy, $20; Cannondale Prophet,
Large Frame, well maintained w/
extras, $950; Youth Fencing gear
$40 each set or $75 both; Xbox
games $5 each; Cuisinart coffee pot,
$40; Sportblock adjustable dumb-
bells (2) 3-24 lbs, $35; Husky 1.5
gallon air compressor, $60; Grizzly,
10 table saw, model G1023SL, w/
many extras, $950; Grizzly, 24 Knife
Grinder, model G9960, $175; Fluid-
ity exercise bar w/ 3DVDs $100.
FMI call 2640.
(2)27 inch Sanyo TV $ 50, and also
1993 Blue Chevorlet Corsica, AC,
CD player, runs great $2000/OBO.
FMI 77845.
(2) 2 Performance shocks absorber
pro Comp ES 9000. $80/OBO.FMI
(2) Mares pneumatic speargun $150,
Zeagle Escape BC Like New $250,
Dive Mask used once $25.FMI
(1) Wanted: Twin sized mattress and
boxspring sets (2). Please call 75550
(1) Five(5) XBOX 360 games in
like-new condition (sold as a set),
$75. SCSI DSL Modem, $45. As-
sorted plants and palm trees, $5-$50
each. Call #77828 FMI
RIA ( 4680 OR 77810
(1) ISP for $69.99 p/mo. Requires
1.8m SATELLITE Dish, 3 Watt
BUC, LNB, modem, and VOIP
adapter. Purchase all for $2,000
commercial grade equipment, 1.2m
(1)BIRDOG Satellite Finder $500.
FMI 84049
(1) Kenmore DRYER & WASHER
-top loading. $800 for both. FMI
(1) For Sale: everything must go
asap. brown leather couch and love-
seat three glass in tables all matching
set les than six month old great price
at 900.00 call 77478or 3797
(1) Sony STR-K7200 Receiver
(105w X 5) With Sony BDP-S300
Blu-Ray Player Has 5 Speakers (2
Front, Center, 2 Rear) and Powered
Subwoofer Used maybe 20 Hours
Total$500 Firm shadowalker64@
yahoo.com or 77674 for more

(2) 1996 OLSMOBILE @ $3000/
OBO Good AC, New tires, Excellent
running condition Please call 79109

SENSOR, $18,000. FMI 75781
(2) "1994 Explorer Sport. Very
sturdy truck. Cold A/C, runs good.
$2500 FMI 84908
(2) 1992 Ford Ranger Good Running
Condition$1,800 OBO. FMI 75229
(2) 2004 Chevy Suburban tow pack-
age, fold down seats, $18,000 FMI
(2) 2004 Toyota Camry
Leather interior new rims and tires
and batteriyA/C 6 disc cd player
selling for $10,000/OBO.
FMI 78630
(2) 16 ft. Boston Whaler for sale
w/ Trailer! 2004 Mercury Engine
Perfect for fishing!
Fish finder. New wiring and lights.
Just tuned up/oil changed.
Life vests and all accessories includ-
ed. Brand new Radio and Charger.
Soft top (removable).
Pole holders. Power outlets and
extra lights. $2,800/OBO FMI
(2) 2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 4x4
Delivered to Gtmo when new,
12,500+ miles, Wht/Blk Top,
6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic Trans-
mission, Trail Rated, 4x4,
A/C, Pwr Steering, Tilt Wheel,
AM/FM, Single CD, Dual Front
Air Bags, Rear Seat. $14,600,FMI
(2) 1977 JEEP CJ-7
Bodyoff Restoration, Original
Engine and Trans Runs Great, Looks
Even Better. $9000 OBO. FMI
(2) Electric Scooter -never buy gas
on GTMO again, GO GREEN! 36
volt, chain driven scooter with a car-
rying capacity of 300 lbs. and max
speed of 20 mph with 22 miles of
distance per 4 hour charge. All safety
features. FMI 79561
(1) 1995 Cobia model 198E
powerboat. 19 feet, 230hp inboard;
includes VHF radio, XM ready, CD
player with subwoofer, tow rope,
kneeboard and trailer. Perfect for
wakesports or fishing. Asking Blue-
Book. Call Steve @ 77259 or 3741.
(1) Roketa 150cc MOTORSCOOT-
ER $1,600. FMI 84049
(1) Electric Scooter -never buy gas
on GTMO again, GO GREEN! 36
volt, chain driven scooter with a car-
rying capacity of 300 lbs. and max
speed of 20 mph with 22 miles of
distance per 4 hour charge. All safety
features. FMI 79561.

(2)Science Applications Interna-
tional Corp (SAIC) is currently
seeking an experienced Help Desk
Technician for its contract in support
of Naval Station GTMO. Anyone
interested in the position should
contact Mike Dell at 4862

(2) Did you know your MWR Library
owns:10 of the New York Times'
current nonfiction bestsellers and 13
of the current fiction bestsellers?
70 ofAmazon.com's "100 Best Books
of 2008"? and many more are on
order! Stopby forreading suggestions
(2) Guantanamo Bay Girl Scouts is up
and running but we could use more
volunteers to be troop leaders. Please
contact MelissaatGTMO.girlscouts@
gmail.com or 77200.
(2) The GTMO Fire Department asks
all residents to be mind full of the
extremely High Fire Dangerduring this
very dry spell. We ask all residents to
practice good Fire Safety techniques.
Please reportany potential Fire hazards
immediately to the Fire Prevention
Department at 4178 or 4179.
(2) Relocating to JAX or Mayport
areas? If you prefer quiet country
living, we have a home in Macclenny
available March 1.
3 yearold home includes 3 bedrooms, 2
full baths (garden tubin master suite), 2
car garage and screened in back porch.
2100 sq. ft. (including garage) located
on a quiet cul-de-sac. Includes several
appliances (W/D, refrig.)
$1300 a month (plus utilties). Ask
about the special discounted rent for
relocating GTMO residents!
If interested contact JoAnn King:
(1)Relocating to Norfolk VA?
Beautiful Cape Cod for sale. 3
BR, 2 Barh, sun room, large corner
lot, quiet neighborhood close to all
bases. 179k. FMI call 77720
(1) LOST: POW Bracelet (stainless
steel) on Glass Beach, Sat, 7 Feb.
Name on bracelet: Lt Col Carroll
B. Lilly. Huge sentimental value.
Please call 78191
(1) Cleaning Out the Closets Sale
Saturday; February 14th from 7:00
am-10:00 am CC 23 D Clothes,
Toys, double stroller, glider chair,
etc. No early birds please.






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