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Vol. 63 No. 2 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 Newly sworn-in Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Donald Winter, gets an orientation of the base’s layout enroute from Leeward to Windward from Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, USA, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and CAPT Mark Leary, USN, Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Seated beside Maj. Gen. Hood is Col. Douglas Wadsworth, USMC, military aide to SECNAV. Additional photos on page 8.Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockBy Stacey Byington, NAVSTA Public Affairs OfficerNew SECNAV visits Guantanamo BayThe Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter was sworn in as the 74th Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) on Jan. 3. Five days later, on Jan. 8, as part of his first official trip outside the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, he was here visiting Guantanamo Bay. After arriving at the Leeward air terminal shortly before 10 a.m., SECNAV was greeted by Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, USA, Commanding General of Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo, and CAPT Mark Leary, USN, Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay. His first stop after transiting the bay was the Commissions Building (the old McCalla Field air terminal), where he received a tour of the building, and briefings on the commissions process and other JTF issues. “It was a great honor to have the Secretary of the Navy visit us here at JTF GTMO,” said Maj. Gen. Hood. “We were pleased to provide him a first-hand look at our dynamic Joint operations, and to give him the opportunity to meet many of our outstanding Troopers who perform so well in this challenging environment.” SECNAV lunched with Sailors and Soldiers at Cafe Caribe in Camp America. After lunch, he toured Camp Delta and Camp Five, a state-of-the-art correctional facility, and inspected a unit in the Tierra Kay housing area, which has been converted to support the influx of unaccompanied Sailors and Soldiers who are supporting the JTF mission. Secretary Winter was also taken out to Camp X-Ray, the initial detainee detention facility which was hastily erected to house enemy combatants for a very limited period of time while the present detainee compound was being constructed. Camp X-Ray, now overgrown with vegetation, has been closed since early 2002, but images of Camp X-Ray continue to be used by media outlets. Following his familiarization with the JTF mission, SECNAV was briefed on NAVSTA issues, before departing the base in the late afternoon. “This trip has been very informative for me,” said Secretary Winter as he concluded his visit to Guantanamo Bay. “As the new Secretary, it was very important for me to see Guantanamo and get a better understanding of the important work being done here. I am impressed by the superb professionalism and dedication of Sailors, Soldiers and dedicated civilians I met today. “I am proud to be part of the Navy-Marine Corps team, and I am grateful for the service of all the men and women assigned to Guantanamo Bay, with both the Joint Task Force and the station support effort. Keep up the good work!”


2 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 Vol. 63 No. 02Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station......................................................................................... ......CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer.............................................................................................................. ..........................CDR Jeff Hayhurst Command Master Chief........................................................................................................... CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo Public Affairs Officer......................................................................................................... .............................Stacey Byington Gazette Editor................................................................................................................. ..................................JO1 Bob Lamb Photographer................................................................................................................... ...................PH1(SW) Terry MatlockThe Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an authorized publication for members of the military services and their families stationed at U.S. Naval Base 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 or comments can be directed to the PAO. The Gazette staff can be reached at ext. 4502; fax 4819; by email at Get the Gazette online at .By Chief of Navy Personnel Public AffairsNew Navy SRB award levels announced “We’are using SRB for what it’s designed to do — keep Sailors in the critical areas where we need them.”MCPON (SW/AW) Terry ScottWASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy announced updates to the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award levels Jan. 11 which become effective Jan 15. Designed to help retain Sailors with the critical skills required to meet fleet needs, the SRB program has proven to be very successful at increasing retention in undermanned fields and has ensured personnel readiness needs are met. “The goal of SRB is to ensure our mission readiness by ensuring Sailors with the right skill mix are available to the fleet,” said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr. “The bonuses are an extremely flexible, positive and ultimately effective tool for ensuring Sailors reenlist in ratings or targeted Navy Enlisted Classifications where we need them most,” said Harvey. The Navy continuously monitors SRB reenlistment activity and balances approved SRB reenlistment requests against the needs of the fleet for specific skills and funding levels. The criteria used for determining which enlisted skills receive an SRB includes current and projected skill needs versus total manning levels, reenlistment rates and category of enlistment, current career field force structure changes, and inputs from enlisted community managers. The SRB award levels may therefore be increased or decreased based upon specific needs of the Navy. Those award levels that decrease will become effective Feb. 15. Sailors may reenlist for SRB any time within the same fiscal year as their end of active obligated service. “It’s important to point out that Sailors who would see a decrease in their SRB with these changes have the opportunity to reenlist at the higher current rate within the next 30 days, if they are eligible,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott. “We are using SRB for what it’s designed to do keep Sailors in the critical areas where we need them,” said Scott. The SRB program, combined with the Perform to Serve program, is very successful at encouraging skilled Sailors in overmanned fields to seek conversion to undermanned ratings and maintaining force balance. “SRB is about correctly shaping the force to enable operational readiness and providing the right incentives for Sailors to serve where we need them most. By carefully managing award levels, adjusting as necessary, we help ensure that the proper skill mix exists to keep the Fleet strong,” said Harvey. By Dan Steber, Naval Safety Center Public AffairsNavy enjoys mishap-free holidaysNORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The Naval Safety Center reported Jan. 11 that the Navy was mishap-free during the recent holiday periods. The Navy, so far, has a positive safety string that has lasted 22 days, including a critical hurdle of mishap-free holidays, which may signal a change in the trend and end a fiscal year (FY) ’06 bad start. “We hope our people have seen and heeded the traffic-safety messages we’ve been sending out,” said Capt. Bill Glenn, head of Shore Safety Programs at the Naval Safety Center. “The CNO’s NAVADMIN in early December sent a strong message to leaders and Sailors around the fleet. It appears that we’re beginning to see signs of improvement. The second quarter of FY 06 has started out right, but we must continue that good performance to get back on track,” said Glenn. During an interview Jan. 9 with Naval Media Center, Detachment Norfolk, for Navy and Marine Corps News, Commander, Naval Safety Center, Rear Adm. George Mayer said his people and safety professionals around the fleet have been looking for specific answers to the spike in mishaps from first quarter FY 06 but can’t find any clear culprits that explain the abnormally high number in such a short span. “The usual causes can be found,” said Mayer. “Speed, no seatbelts, loss of control, lack of attention to the road, and impaired driving, whether from alcohol or fatigue. I urge all Sailors and Marines to review their driving habits, to watch their speed, and to plan their drive before a long trip. That plan might require more frequent rest stops. They must avoid distracted driving and road rage. The bottom line is that whether the drive is back and forth to work or a long drive home to visit family, your attention has to be on the road—that must be the focus.” “Take risk management home with you, identify the hazards on the road, assess the risk, and take actions to avoid mishaps,” he added. “We can overcome a poor first quarter, but it will take all Sailors and Marines doing their part.” The traffic-safety department at the Naval Safety Center is pleased with the latest positive safety news, but they are wary about predicting the end to a bad run of mishaps. The staff wants to remind everyone, “We’re only as good as our last day’s performance.”


3 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 CAPT Ronald Sollock, MC, USN, salutes RDML Thomas Cullison, MC, USN, Commander, Navy Medicine East, and Commander, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, as he assumes command of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, from CAPT John Edmondson, MC, USN. Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, USA, Commanding General of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, was the guest speaker for the change of command ceremony.Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockBy Stacey Byington, NAVSTA Public Affairs OfficerSollock takes command of Naval HospitalIn a traditional change of command ceremony held Wednesday, CAPT Ronald L. Sollock, MC, USN, assumed command of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, from CAPT John S. Edmondson, MC, USN. Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, USA, Commanding General, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, was the ceremony’s guest speaker. Edmondson has headed the hospital since July 2003. He was recognized for his exemplary performance, and was awarded his third Legion of Merit Medal during the ceremony. The citation reads in part, “Captain Edmondson’s inspiring leadership and exemplary performance significantly improved the quality of health care for residents of Guantanamo Bay. He led his staff through all stages of preparation for the first successful Joint Commission Accreditation of Heathcare Organizations for the 2005 revised survey, scoring an unprecedented 100 percent on both the Hospital and the Home Health surveys.” Awarded by the President and signed by VADM D.C. Arthur, Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the citation continues, saying, “Displaying impressive leadership and innovation, he re-focused the Naval Hospital’s vision, successfully linking the dual missions of supporting deployment readiness and peacetime health care to all entrusted to his care.” As he said farewell to Guantanamo Bay, CAPT Edmondson thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the command, and most especially the people who worked for him. “It’s been a brief two and a half years, but some of the most interesting and challenging years in my memory,” said Edmonson. “To the men and women of the naval Hospital and the Joint Medical Group, your hard work, your dedication to each other, our patients and the community, have been a constant source of inspiration to me.” CAPT Edmondson’s new assignment will be as head of the Future Operations Division of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. CAPT Sollock comes to Guantanamo Bay from the Medical Inspector General’s Office where he served as the senior physician inspector. A native of Houston, Texas, Sollock was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1979 following his internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rice University in Houston, and completed a joint Ph.D. and M.D. program sponsored by Rice University and Baylor College of CAPT Ronald Sollock addresses his troops after assuming command of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay. CAPT Sollock takes over from CAPT John Edmondson, who is reporting to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockContinued on page 8


Ombudsman CornerCheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5860 Pager 4447-2000 Amy Thomason Navy Provisional Guard 6.5 7.0 Phone 7599 Pager 4447-2394 thomasonas@ or Wanda Richmond USNH Ombudsman Phone 9464 Pager 72090, #465 wanda.v.richmond@ 4 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006Transferring soon? Arranged for personal property household goods pick-up? Filed your ‘Intent to Vacate’ with the Housing Office? You must file an ‘Intent to Vacate’ with the Housing Office before being able receive the loaner furniture. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 4172 or 4174.Need temporary loaner furniture? Congratulations to Mona Spencer and her husband, John, who are the ‘Yard of the Month’ winners for December. The Spencers live at Villamar #9A. Congratulating the couple on their landscaping prowess are CAPT Mark Leary, NAVSTA CO, Diane Blackman, Neighborhood Manager, and Rudy Sammons, Housing Director.Photo contributed by Marie Goode-SpencerGet out those lawn mowers and head to the Plant Nursery, the Yard of the Month program is changing to Yard of the Quarter! Show off your green thumb and receive some great prizes. We will judge our first Yardof-the Quarter winners during the end of March, Rather than one winner per month, we will have four winners per quarter. Here’s the neighborhood breakdown, with each group contains approximately 200 family housing units: — Villamar; — Caribbean Circle and Windward Loop; — Deer Point, Mobile Point, Evans Point, Paola Point, Radio Point, Marina Point, Marine Site, Iguana Terrace, Caravella Point, and West Bargo — Nob Hill, Granadillo Point, Granadillo Circle, and Center Bargo.Housing revamps ‘Yard of the Month’ programBy Rudy Sammons, Housing DirectorEvaluation remains the same: condition of carport/ driveway, sidewalk; grounds condition (front and rear of unit); landscaping (shrubbery, flower beds, etc.); general appearance and cleanliness. Award committee (all or any): Commanding Officer’s spouse, Command Master Chief, Ombudsman, Housing Director, preceding winner(s). Prizes include: Commanding Officer’s Letter of Appreciation, photo with CO, Gazette article, sign in yard, reserved parking space at NEX (first come, first available), $50 gift certificate for free dinner at the Bayview, NE Gate tour, Cuzco Wells tour, weekend getaway at Leeward BOQ (space available). If you have any questions, please contact your Housing Neighborhood Manager or call the Housing Office at extension 4172 or 4174. Happy pruning! Correction:The Gazette apologizes for inadvertently leaving one person out of the ‘Year in Review, In Memory’ article last week. In addition to Inez Robinson and Claude McPherson, Edgar Lewis also passed away in 2005. Mr. Lewis, 83, the husband of Mrs. Loleeta Lewis, was born in Banes, Cuba, and was a long-time member of the Public Works Dept. He requested asylum in 1961. He died March 8, and is buried in Cuzco Well Cemetery. Catholic Mass (Main Chapel) Tuesday-Friday noon Daily Mass (Cobre Chapel) Confession, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. (Cobre Chapel) Eucharistic Adoration, daily 24 hrs. Protestant Services Sunday Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Services at Main Chapel, 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m. Monday Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Gospel Bible S tudy, 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary A) Thursday PWOC 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Sunday, Protestant Liturgical Service, 10 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Sanctuary A) Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m. Monday, Family Home Evening, 7 p.m. Filipino Christian Fellowship (Sanctuary A) Sunday Worship, 7 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Sanctuary B) Sunday Worship, 8 p.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Sanctuary D) Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist Sabbath School Saturday 9:30 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Saturday Divine Service, 11 a.m. I slamic Service (Sanctuary C) Friday Worship, 1 p.m. United Jamaican Fellowship (Bldg. 1036, next to Phoenix Cable) Sunday Service, 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Second Friday of the month, Rm. 11, 7:30p.m.Worship Services


5 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006By Paul Schoenfeld, Natural Resources ManagerThe Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias ) is a member of a large group of aquatic birds known as long-legged waders. Great blues are the most common and abundant of all herons with a range that covers all of North America, south into Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Galapagos Islands. These birds are migratory in the northern parts of their range and will migrate as far as South America. However, if open water is available for their feeding, they have been known to spend the winter as far north as southern Alaska. Great blues are large birds standing over 4 ft. tall with wing-spans of 5 to 6 ft. They are mostly gray with a pale yellow spike-shaped bill. They have a gray-brown throat and whitish head with a prominent black eyebrow that extends well beyond the head when the bird is in breeding plumage. There is an all white phase of this bird called the great white heron found in southern Florida, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Caribbean that was once thought to be a separate species. Likewise, a heron called “Wurdemanns” heron is an intermediate color phase between great blues and great whites found where the ranges overlap. These birds are all the same species. Great blues are also often mistaken for cranes, however, herons fly with their necks tucked in while cranes fly with their necks outstretched. This is an easily identifiable field characteristic when both species are seen in flight. Great Blues are colonial nesters, meaning they nest in large colonies (called rooker-Great Blue Heron is a long-legged wader Creature Feature ies) along with several hundred other mated pairs. Rookeries are usually in trees located in wetlands such as mangrove forests and cypress swamps or on forested islands. Nests are very large, often 3 ft. across, and built high in the trees to avoid nest predators. Anywhere from 3 to 7 eggs are laid and both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks. Young herons fledge (leave the nest) in about 2 months. Great blues breed between March and May in the northern parts of their range and between November and April for southern populations. Great blues are predators and feed mainly in shallow waters. Their diet is as varied as the habitats they occupy but consists primarily of fish. Other prey items include many different reptiles and amphibians including snakes, shrimp, crabs, crayfish, and various aquatic insects. In inland and upland parts of their range, they are known to eat small mammals and birds along with various insects. Great blues are visual predators and stand motionless waiting for prey to come close enough to ambush. They strike quickly with their large powerful and sharp bill, subdue their prey, and swallow it whole. They feed primarily at dusk and dawn but like most predators, these birds are opportunistic and can be seen feeding any time of day or night. Great blue heron populations are stable. Unlike many other herons, egrets, and other long-legged waders, great blue populations were not persecuted by uncontrolled market hunting for the plume trade of the earlier 1900’s. This combined with their adaptability to many different habitats, resulted in the maintenance of viable populations throughout their range.Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias )


Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 6 Friday Jan. 13 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 7 p.m., PG, 100 min. King Kong 9 p.m., PG-13, 187 min. Saturday Jan. 14 Yours, Mine & Ours 7 p.m., PG, 88 min. Walk the Line 9 p.m., PG-13, 133 min. Sunday Jan. 15 Munich 7 p.m., R, 148 min. Monday Jan. 16 The Legend of Zorro 7 p.m., PG, 130 min. T uesday Jan. 17 King Kong 7 p.m., PG-13, 187 min. W ednesday Jan. 18 Yours, Mine & Ours 7 p.m., PG, 88 min. Thursday Jan. 19 Munich 7 p.m., R, 148 min. W indjammer Dinner Theater Monday, Jan 16, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented Gor PGrated movies. This Monday, “Beauty and the Beast,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, “Legally Blonde 2,” begins at 8 p.m. Martin Luther King Bowl-A-Thon Jan. 16, 7 11 p.m. The person who bowls the most games within the four-hour time limit wins. Total score does not count. Max number of three person per lane. Earn a trophy and 100 percent of the prize fund. Cost is $15 per person. Two categories: amateurs and leaguers. FMI call 2118 or 7147. Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Jan. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at Cooper Field. Fellowship, children’s activities, food and drink. Speakers begin at 5 p.m. FMI call Rohn McLean at 84700. Thursday Night Bowling Fun League Begins Jan. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. Trophy league which requires established averages. Fun League is a leisure league, with no more than two bowlers on the team with an average of more than 150. Four bowlers to a team, 80 percent handicap. Teams forming now at the Bowling Center. Call Nancy at 2118, or 7147 to find out how to establish an average. Blind Doubles Bowling T ournament Begins Jan. 20, continues through May 19. Start time 7 p.m. $15 per person. Luck of the draw determines partners (hence blind). Combined scores determines totals. Highest combined total wins. Positions paid determined by number of entries. Night Paintball (Liberty) Jan. 20, 7-10 p.m., three-man teams, equipment provided. First 500 paintballs free. Trophies for first and second place. FMI call 2010. Y outh Basketball Begins Jan. 28, coaches needed, games played on Saturday. FMI call 2193.King KongAdventure/Romance/Thriller/Action Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann Storyline: Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker, Carl Denham, sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon “Kong” with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her. Comedy, Family and Romance Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Linda Hunt, Rip Torn, Jerry O’Connell When Frank Beardsley, a widower with eight children, runs into his high school sweetheart, Helen North, It’s as if as if 30 years never passed! Helen, also a widow with 10 kids of her own that include six she and her husband adopted, feels the attraction as well. It’s no wonder they rush into marriage without telling their kids. True love canconquer all—right?Yours, Mine & Ours


$600, selling for $350. FMI call Brad at 7858 or 60020. (1) X-Box gaming console with one controller and 3 games, including Rainbow Six: Three, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and Doom 3. Console and games less than 1 year old, $250 for all together, or will sell separately. FMI call Matt at 5115 or 4117 DWH, or 7775 AWH. (1) 2001 Chevrolet Tracker Shifton-the-fly 4-wheel drive, fully loaded. PW, PL, A/C, dual front airbags, CD player, grille guard. Not a GTMO Special. Vehicle is mechanically sound guaranteed, original owner, $9,000 OBO. Available June/July. FMI call 7358. (2) 2002 Black Nissan Xterra, 44K miles, AC, CD, cruise control. Well taken care of and looks great, $13,000. FMI call 7623. (2) 1997 Ford F-150 pick-up, 2door, standard bed, good tires, runs great, $5,500. FMI call 5835 or 4007. (1) 2001 Ford Focus SE, 4-door sedan, automatic transmission, A/ C, power windows, locks, 68K miles, $6,000 OBO. FMI call 9908 DWH, or 8110 AWH. (1) 2004 Seadoo RXP, green and black. Engine has 46 hrs., 215 hp., 15.9 gal. fuel tank. Package comes with ski, trailer, cover, 2 life jackets, anchor, and learner’s key, $8,500. FMI call 5860 or 2231. (1) 1995 Mercury Villager van, $4,300. FMI call 3228. (1) 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country, excellent condition, $3,900. FMI call 8058 after 3 p.m. (1) 19-ft. Boston Whaler, 115 hp Evinrude motor. All new accessories, certified for out-ofbounds fishing, $4,500. FMI call 9496, leave message. (1) 1984 Pontiac Fiero, ‘GTMO Special,’ 4-cyl., 5-spd., sunroof. Not much to look at, but runs great. Available early February for $1,300 OBO. FMI call Matt at 5115 or 4117 DWH, or 7775 AWH. (1) 1999 Chevy S-10 pick-up, white, not a GTMO special, runs great, asking $4,000. Call Aaron at 8643 or email ukandusa@ (1) 1994 Kawasaki Vulcan 150, custom paint,28K miles, $3000. FMI call 5662 or 84737. FMI call Anna Massengill at 3500. (1) U.S. Soccer Federation Referee training course starts Jan. 31. 20hour class is also open to players, coaches, spectators, and parents who want to learn more about the sport of soccer. (2) If you attended a New Year’s Eve party at the Jackson’s in Marina Point and found a gold ring, or know where I might find it, please call 7135. No questions asked, reward offered. Ring has extreme sentimental value. (1) Lost: large, blue sweatshirt with hood, NYC logo in white on front, left behind at tennis courts near Windjammer. If found, please call 7070 AWH, or 2093 DWH. Jan. 14 — Nob Hill, #19A, 8 a.m. noon. Jan. 14 — Villamar, #722A, 6:309:30 a.m. Jan. 14 — Villamar, #725A, 7:3011:30 a.m. Jan. 15 — Caravella Point, #2B, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. (2) RCA 25-in. flat screen TV/ DVD/VCR combo, $300. FMI call 2907. (2) Black Metal bunk bed, twin on top, full on the bottom, only have twin mattress, $75. FMI call 7358. (2) 58-in. wide-screen multi-system color TV, great for anyone who will be stationed overseas and U.S., converts to PAL, NTSC etc., $1,000. FMI call 7358. (2) Various household items including 3-section tan sofa, Persian rug, small bistro table, washer and dryer. FMI call 7331, ask for Anna. (2) Sears Kenmore washer and dryer, good working order and appearance, $100 for both. FMI call 5863, ask for Nicole. (1) Convertible crib with mattress turns into toddler bed with full-size frame, excellent condition, $125; 3-drawer dresser with cabinet, $80; double jogging stroller with swivel wheel that locks in place, $125; spear gun, $50; refurbished antique desk, $80. FMI call 5884. (1) 12-ft.X15-ft. green carpet, $1000; 1.2-meter satellite dish and Starband system, $650; full-size door with built-in doggie door, $75. FMI call Mike at 7586 AWH. (1) 90-hp Mercury Force outboard motor, newly rebuilt, wiring harness, many extras, excellent condition, $2,000. FMI call Michael at 7408 or 5010. (1) Leaving GTMO. Everything must go — furniture, TV, washer, dryer, etc., make an offer. FMI call Terry at 6632 before 6 p.m., 7743 after 6 p.m. (1) Living room set, $500; shelf, $100; bedroom set, $400; TV, $70; CD and cassette player, 4 speakers, $250. FMI call 3228. (1) ESPN Game Zone, 5 games in 1 (basketball, baseball, football, soccer, golf), $25; boys chopperstyle bicycle, $60; large kennel, great for travel or the house, $40. FMI call 5521. (1) HP ZE2000 notebook computer, includes DVD-ROM/CD-RW, Microsoft Office, 60GB, 512 Intel Celeron, $850 OBO. FMI call Xavier at 4497, 4165, or 45477. (1) Brand new electric guitar, model SG, red wine color, Fender 10-in. 25 watt amplifier, 2 10-ft. guitar cords, fold-up stand, padded gig bag, digi distortion pedal. Originally For Sale7 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006(1) Human Resources Office: Budget Technician, GS-6 JTF, temporary, not to exceed 1 year, 2 vacancies, closes Jan. 13; Supervisory Budget Analyst, GS13 JTF, temporary not to exceed 2 years, closes Jan. 17. (2) Reef Raiders Dive Club shack operator. Needed for weekdays, evenings and weekends. Open to all. Please contact Ken Arlinghaus at 4803 anytime before 9 p.m. (1) W.T. Sampson High School Boosters Club will be having a car wash to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m., in the NEX parking lot. (1) Last chance to be a fairy godmother. Ball gowns that are being collected will be shipped to Pass Christian High School, Miss., soon. This is your last opportunity to make a young lady’s prom dream come true. Bring any ball gown you would wish to donate to W.T. Sampson High School by Jan. 23. Vehicles/Boats Announcements Corn on-the Cob Southern Collard Greens Baked Candied Yams Salad Bar Hot Cornbread Dinner Rolls Decorated Cake Assorted Desserts Assorted BeveragesMartin Luther King Jr. Holiday Lunch MenuMeal hours are 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., cost is $3.55. Served in all three galleys. Shrimp Gumbo Soup Southern Fried Chicken BBQ Spareribs BBQ Chicken Fried Catfish Herb Baked Fish Hopping John Rice Fluffy Mashed Potatoes Creamy Chicken Gravy Employment Yard Sales Lost & FoundSpecial thanks to folks at Leeward terminalAs we were leaving the island on Dec. 3, after a very nice visit, my mother, who is 89, scraped her leg very badly on a luggage cart at the terminal. Although we were at the back of the check-in line, noone complained about letting us in first, so her leg could be looked at. The gentleman in charge of checking us in called a medic and helped my mother until she (the medic) came. I wish I could tell you their names, but they will know who they are, and I just want them to know how much we appreciate all the kindness they showed us. — Susan Slater


8 Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology in 1975 and his Medical Degree in 1977. He completed Flight Surgeon training, in Pensacola, Fla., with a follow-on assignment as the Flight Surgeon for Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1), Patuxent River, Md. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, Md. Following his residency, Sollock became Head, Department of Internal Medicine at the Quantico Medical Clinic, Quantico, VA. He was appointed Senior Flight Surgeon for the Presidential Squadron, HMX-1 in 1987, and two years later became Medical Director, NASA Headquarters Health Clinic, Washington, D.C. After completing specialty training in Endocrinology at NNMC, he remained on the NNMC staff and served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services UniverAdditional photos of the Secretary of the Navy’s visit to GTMOSecretary of the Navy Dr. Donald Winter exchanges his personal ballcap for a NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay one, presented by CAPT Mark Leary, station CO. Standing behind the SECNAV is his Public Affairs Officer, CAPT Beci Brenton. Maj. Gen. Jay Hood, Commanding General of the Joint Task Force, also greeted the Secretary upon his arrival at the Leeward air terminal.Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockSecretary of the Navy Dr. Donald Winter talks with Sailors assigned to the Navy Provisional Guard during lunch at the Cafe Caribe. The Secretary’s orientation visit to GTMO included briefings from JTF and NAVSTA officials, and tours of various facilities around the base, including the Commissions Building, Camp Delta, Camp X-Ray, and a unit in the Tierra Kay housing area.Photo by SPC Seth Myers CAPT John Edmondson, MC, USN, is presented a Legion of Merit Medal by RDML Thomas Cullison, MC, USN, Commander, Navy Medicine East, and Commander, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockSollock gets command ...Continued from page 3sity of the Health Sciences. During this period, he was also attached to the USNS Comfort, and accompanied Congressional Delegations through the Office of Legislative Affairs. Sollock assumed the position of Head, Manpower Policy and Planning in the Office of the Chief, Medical Corps at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), Washington, D.C., in 1996, and three years later became the Executive Officer at the Naval Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina where he served until July 2002, when he joined the Medical Inspector General’s Office. He is dually Board Certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow, American College of Endocrinology; Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; and is a non-resident student of the Naval War College. CAPT Sollock has authored various professional papers and has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and numerous other personal and unit awards. As he assumed command, and addressed his new troops, CAPT Sollock said, “The torch has been passed and it is the responsibility of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay to keep the flame burning bright, as a beacon to guide to our doors those who seek care or assistance.”

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