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Vol. 63 No. 21 Friday, May 26, 2006Detainees skirmish with JTF guardsContinued on page 7By Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press ServiceA bogus suicide attempt last week lured guards into a 10man detainee bay where an attack awaited them, the admiral in charge of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, told reporters. Two other detainees had attempted suicide earlier in the day. The large skirmish in Camp 4, the only medium-security facility at GTMO, began around 6:30 p.m. when guards were searching all cells in response to earlier incidents in other camps. However, he added, officials “consider this to be the most dangerous camp, because detainees have the opportunity to plan and act out in groups.” A quick-reaction force of 10 guards responded when a detainee was seen hanging sheets from the ceiling and making as if to hang himself. Harris explained that guards are taught to respond to save the detainee’s life but also to consider the possibility that such a gesture is intended to lure guards into a cell. When guards entered the bay to prevent the detainee from hanging himself, the 10 detainees in that bay attacked them. Harris said the detainees had “slickened the floor in their block with feces, urine and soapy water in an attempt to trip the guards.” They then attacked the guards with broken light fixtures, fan blades and “bits of metal.” Harris and Army Col. Mike Bumgarner, commander of the Joint Detention Group, explained that the guards used a “continuum of force” to quell the disturbance. Continuum of force is a law-enforcement term used to explain that guards or officers start with the lowest level of force and escalate until they reach the appropriate level of force for the situation at hand. In this case, guards started with verbal commands to cease the actions, then quickly moved to using pepper spray. Within a matter of minutes they progressed to physical force and finally to using nonlethal weapons, which allowed the guards to end the skirmish within five minutes. Officials did not call for the use of nonlethal crowd-con-Detainees walk around an exercise yard in Camp 4, the mediumsecurity facility within Camp Delta at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. In Camp 4, highly compliant detainees live in a communal setting and have extensive access to recreation. Guards were lured into a 10-man bay by some of the detainees who then attacked the guards. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USAtrol measures until two guards were on the ground after detainees jumped on them from the beds and leaders determined their lives could be at risk, Bumgarner said. Guards fired five .12-guage shotgun rounds with rubber pellets and one “sponge-type grenade” from an M-203 grenade launcher. The detainees who started the disturbance were then moved to a maximum-security facility after being examined by medical personnel, Harris said. While authorities worked to end the fighting in the first bay, detainees in two other bays began acting out by damaging their accommodations, de-


2 Friday, May 26, 2006 Commanding Officer..................................................................................CAPT Mark M. Leary Executive Officer..............................................................................................CDR Jeff Hayhurs t Command Master Chief....................................................... ......CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo Public Affairs Officer...................................................................................Ms. Stacey Byington Leading Petty Officer..........................................................................................JO1 Robert Lamb Gazette Editor..........................................................................................................JO1 Igo Wordu Journalist...................................................................................................JO2(AW) Honey Nixo n Photographer..................................................................................................PH1(SW) Terry Mat lockThe 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 or comments can be directed to the PAO. The Gazette staff can be reached by phone at ext. 4502; fax 4819; by email at Get the Gazette online at .Vol. 63 No. 21G G G G G aze aze aze aze aze t t t t t te te te te teGuantanamo BayThis month we honor the extraordinary contributions of the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces. I am proud to serve alongside 2.4 million Americans in the Active, Guard and Reserve Force who have chosen to take the oath to defend our Constitution. Whether deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, or supportingCJCS sends annual spouses' appreciation messageAmerican Forces Press Servicehumanitarian operations at home or abroad, today’s military personnel continue to serve this Nation with honor and distinction. In a month honoring the military, it is only fitting that on the 12th of May we specifically recognize military spouses our silent heroes. They serve beside those in uniform, selflessly relocating our homes and assuming new responsibilities at each assignment. They understand long hours, exercises and deployments and give us strength to drive on when duty calls. On behalf of the Joint Chiefs, I join all Americans and extend a sincere thanks to the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families. Memorial Day CeremonyMay 296:45 7:25 a.m. — Buses depart from Downtown Lyceum parking lot to Cuzco Well Cemetery. 8 a.m — Memorial Day ceremony begins at Cuzco Well Cemetery. Noon — 21-gun salute, NAVSTA Weapons Dept. personnel fire 40-mm battery, one round every 60 seconds, from Bulkeley Landing. Uniform for military personnel will be Summer Whites, Service C or equivalent service uniform.Spouses seminar — Maria Santiago and Sammy Wooley are among many members of the Officers' and Civilian Spouses Club who attended the annual spouses seminar at the Bayview Club. Photo by Harriot Johnston Gen. Peter Pace Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff


3 Friday, May 26, 2006By JO1 Igo Wordu, Naval Station Public AffairsNaval Hospital advises on contact solution recall Photo by PH1(SW) Terry MatlockFly Navy — RDML Mark Boensel, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, and Darnell Davis, Guantanamo Bay Airfield Facilities Manager, cut the ribbon opening the newly refurbished Leeward Air Terminal Hangar. The ribbon-cutting was held May 15 during Boensel's visit to GTMO. Photo by JO1 Igo WorduU.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay is asking all base contact lens users to immediately stop using the contact lens solution ReNu with MoistureLoc. The warning came as Bausch & Lamb, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), expanded the recall of this product worldwide. LT Manuel Zambrano, staff optometrist at the hospital advises Guantanamo Bay residents to be concerned but not alarmed. “Out of the 100 related cases worldwide, more than 35 million Americans continue to wear contact lenses as a safe alternative to glasses and laser corrective eye surgery.” Zambrano said the decision follows increasing evidence regarding a potential eye infection that could result in blindness. “Some aspect of the MoistureLoc formula could increase the relative risk of eye infection in certain unusual circumstances,” he said. He said infections caused by the product are not life-threatening. However, Zambrano advised contact lens users who have used the product to contact the hospital immediately if they experience symptoms such as sudden blurred vision, red eye, pain, light sensitivity, or eye tearing. “Contact lens wearers using this product should switch to an alternative solution,” said Zambrano. “We are also educating our patients on how to prevent this problem by reviewing the basics of contact lens care." It is not the first time the product has been recalled. Earlier this year, complaints leveled by those who used the product prompted a nationwide recall for the product by the manufacturer. USNH Guantanamo Bay issued a recall on base. The hos-Contact lens users, especially those who are using contacts for the first time like CE2(SW/SCW)Jamie Williams (shown here putting in his new contact lens es), have been advised to contact the base Optometery Department for assistance with their contact lens products.Continued on page 7


4 Friday, May 26, 2006Eighteen teams competed for the title of 'Supreme Keeper of Arcane Knowledge' May 19, at the Windjammer. The winners were: 1st place: The Lords of Baltimore Jim Gordon Mike Nicolucci Rob Paolucci Rick Boggs 2nd place: The Jigolos Ryan Bettcher Ed Bousman Eddie Matias 3rd place: Team Ramrod Andrew Ryan Josh Harmon Marty Gilesie Garet Rucker Sample questions:Who is the supreme keeper of Arcane knowledge? 1. Which of these snakes does not kill its prey by squeezing it? a. Kingsnake b. Python c. Viper d. Anaconda Ans: VIPER 2. Rickets is a deficiency of which fat-soluble vitamin? Ans: VITAMIN D 3. Name the 'Rat Pack' singer whose signature song was “The Candy Man”. Ans: SAMMY DAVIS JR GTMO questions were used as tie breaker. One of those was: The G. J. Denich Gymnasium is named after a… a. Marine b. Seabee c. DiverAns: A SEABEEEO3 George Denich, Jr., was killed in April 1963 in a bulldozer accident near what is now Radio Range. Unclaimed vehiclesThe NAVSTA Security impound lot is getting full. They can hold vehicles for 120 days. The vehicles listed below are approaching or past deadline. If they are not claimed they will be turned over to DELJEN as directed by the base’s abandoned property instruction. Only a registered owner or his agent may claim the vehicle. FMI contact CE1 Philbert at 4325 or 84175, Mon. Fri., 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Do not call asking to purchase a vehicle. Make/Model Color Plate Milan scooter Red C-0877 Ford truck BrownC-1177 Honda Magna 700 Blue1 Ford F 250 WhiteUKN Buick Black C1944 Chevy Celeberty Grey C0945 Chevy Skooter WhiteUKN Oldsmobile OE 98Brown UKN Chevy LuvRed UKN Mazda RX7Red C-1527 Mazda OrangeUKN Ford Mustang Blue C-1302 Ford Crown Victoria White C-2235 Ford Taurus Blue C-0912 Plymouth Reliant Blue C-1725 Chevy (van) Grey C-5454 Chevy Blazer Black UKN Ford Pinto Black UKN Mercury Comet Brown UKN Plymouth Reliant White UKN Black car Black C-6990 Dodge Colt Blue UKN Oldsmobile Cutlass Grey C-1537 Chevy Caprice Green UKN Gas price increaseNEX customers will see the increase June 1. Mid-grade gasoline price will be $3.069 Diesel fuel will be $3.139. The team of 'The Lords of Baltimore,' made up of Jim Gordon, Mike Nicolucci, Mark Ritter and Rick Boggs, were crowned 'Supreme Keepers of Arcane Knowledge,' at the Community Library sponsored Knowledge Bowl. Base Librarian, Maxine Becker, posed with the winners. The contest featured 018 teams, and was held May 19 at the Windjammer Ballroom. Photo by Harriot Johnston


5 Friday, May 26, 2006 Photo provided by Craig BaselHampden-Sydney College senior Christian Paul Basel recently received the Military Leadership/National Security Studies Program Certificate from Dr. Walter M. Bortz III, President of the College; Dr. David E. Marion, Director of the Wilson Center; and Dr. James Simms, Elliott Professor of History. Christian, a history major, is a member of the Hampden-Sydney Men’s Chorus, the College Republicans, the Madisonian Society, and the Baptist Student Union. He was the recipient of the C.T. Crawley Music Award in his sophomore year. Christian is a graduate of W.T. Sampson High School and is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Craig T. Basel. The school is ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report. It first enrolled students in 1175 and is known for its traditional liberal arts curriculum, and unique focus on the needs of young men.Basel receives Security Studies AwardBy Linda Cassada, Hampden-Sydney CollegeDr. James Simms, Dr. Walter M. Bortz III, and Dr. David E. Marion present the Military Leadership/National Security Studies Program award to Christian Paul Basel. Christian is a history major at Hampden-Sydney College.Veterans Affairs officials announced the theft of personal information on up to 26.5 million veterans. However, VA Secretary R. James Nicholson stressed there’s no indication the information is being used for purposes of fraud. “We at the VA have recently learned that an employee here, a data analyst, took home a considerable amount of electronic data from the VA, which he was not authorized to do,” Nicholson said. “His home was burglarized, and this data was stolen.” The compromised data includes names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of veterans separating from the military since 1975, he said. The information also may have included data on veterans who separated before 1975 but who submitted a claim for VA benefits. No medical or financial information was compromised, though the files might have contained numeric disability ratings in some cases, Nicholson added. A statement issued by the department indicated that spousal information also might have been compromised in some cases. “There is no indication that any use is being made of this data or even that (the thieves) know they have it,” Nicholson said. Exercising what the secretary called “an abundance of caution,” the department is working through a number of channels, including the news media, to make veterans aware of the situation. Individual notification letters also will be mailed to veterans. The department is providing more information through the Web site and call centers that can be reached at (800) 333-4636. The call centers, which will be active today, will be able to handle more than 250,000 calls a day. “The most important priority that I have right now is to get the word out to our veterans and get them alerted and aware of this possibility,” Nicholson said. The department also is encouraging veterans to watch their financial accounts carefully for any signs of fraud or identity theft. If suspicious activity is detected, veterans should contact the fraud department of one of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian or TransUnion. Nichols said the Federal Trade Commission has alerted credit bureaus of a potential increase in requests for fraud alerts and for requests for credit reports. Any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently should be closed, and the veteran should file a report with local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place. Those who suspect identity theft also are encouraged to contact the Fed-VA urges caution after veterans' ID theftBy Samantha L. Quigley, American Forces Press ServiceContinued on page 9


6 Friday, May 26, 2006The 'Beauty Brigade' has done it again! Stephanie’s Manhattan converted part of the W indjammer Club into a virtual salon, bustling with activity as women trooped in for a make-over session. The women of Guantanamo Bay eagerly made appointments to be pumpkinpeeled, waxed, and papayamasked. Additionally, S tephanie used her artistic skills applying permanent make-up to brows and eyes. Faces shined and eyes brightened as the 'Beauty Brigade' began work early each morning, and continued until the evening. The goal was to bring the glamour of the big city to GTMO, where the women of the base, affectionately referred to as 'GTMO Girls,’ were to be primped and taken care of, with or without an appointment. The belief that every woman should have the opportunity to beautify herself, even miles away from salon, was certainly evident. Stephanie’s philosophy of ‘Do good and spread the good around’ has served her well. She brings cheer andRoyal treatment for 'GTMO Girls'By Carine Topal Photo by JO1 Igo Wordutreats to those who really deserve to be supported. If Stephanie can put smiles on the 'GTMO Girls', then she has done her job. But the royal treatment the women of Guantanamo Bay received was in turn lavished upon Stephanie and her team: 'GTMO Girls' were sweet and gracious, offering hugs and thank-yous, making the five days in Cuba a joy. At the end of the stay, it was difficult to tell who was treated more royally. One thing is certain: The Beauty Brigade is ready to serve again soon!Holly Salter receives facial treatment from Stephanie Olson on Monday, May 22, at the Windjammer Club. Stephanie's 'Beauty Brigade' was sponsored by MWR, and ws here for a week, conducting facial makeovers for GTMO residents. Birth AnnouncementTerry and Danielle Matlock announce the birth of their son, Brayden William Matlock, on May 8. U.S Navy Hospital Corps Birthday CelebrationJune 10, 2006At the Windjammer BallroomU.S Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay is celebrating the 108th anniversary of the U.S Navy Hospital Corps on June 10. Tickets are available at the following prices: E-4 and below, $1; E-5, $10; E-6, $15; E-7 and above and civilians, $20. For more information about ticket availability, contact HM1 Cythia Hardin at 72600, HM1 Blake Cooper at 72690, and HM1 Fred Turner at 72990.Ombudsman Corner Cheryl Crouse NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5860 Pager 4447-2000 Tanya Ward NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 5704 Senora (Sunni) Malone NAVSTA Ombudsman Phone 7957 Pager 4084-2390 Amy Thomason Navy Provisional Guard Phone 7599 Pager 4447-2394 thomasonas@ or Kathy Diaz USNH Ombudsman Phone 7379 Pager 72090, #018 kathiuska.m.diaz@ Jennifer Amaio USNH Ombudsman Phone 7379 Pager 72090, #493 jennifer.k.amaio@


7 Friday, May 26, 2006A typical barracks room in Camp 4, the medium-security facility within Camp Delta The facility was the scene of a recent attack on guards by some detainees.Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USAContinued from page 1Detainees skirmish with guards ...stroying fans, light fixtures and security cameras. Bumgarner said officials have estimated the property damage at $110,000. Officials later determined the initial act was not a legitimate suicide attempt but a ruse to get guards into the bay. In all, six detainees were treated for minor injuries, Bumgarner said. Guards first responded to a medical emergency in Camp 1, a maximum-security facility within Camp Delta, when a detainee was discovered unconscious after missing morning prayer, Harris said. Later, around noon, a second detainee complained of dizziness and nausea after taking five pills. “Not knowing if this was another suicide attempt, we locked down the camps and began a total search of each cell, realizing that this process would take several hours,” Harris said. In the end, officials determined that this second detainee had not attempted suicide but was having a reaction to medication prescribed to him for latent tuberculosis. That individual is fine now, Harris said. Shortly thereafter, guards found a stash of drugs hidden in a detainee’s toilet. Minutes after this, guards found another detainee frothing at the mouth when they arrived to search his cell. Harris said this was another suicide attempt. Both individuals are being treated at the GTMO Naval Hospital, where they are in stable condition but were still unconscious this afternoon, Harris said. Officials determined the men had ingested “large quantities of the benzodiazepine family of drugs.” This type of drug is commonly used to treat anxiety or insomnia. Harris said neither of the men was prescribed the medication they took. Officials theorize that several detainees surreptitiously hoarded their prescribed medication for an unknown period of time to pass to these “two jihadists who ... either they wanted to be the suicides or they were told to be the suicides.” Medical personnel at GTMO dispense about 1,000 pills a day to 200 to 300 detainees, Harris said. “That’s a very difficult thing to track,” he said. “The guard force and the medical staff do their best to ensure that the detainees are not squirreling away meds, but when you’re dispensing that quantity of meds to that quantity of detainees, some get by us.” Two other detainees also complained of nausea and dizziness, and one of them stated that he had tried to kill himself but didn’t have enough drugs. Medical officials believe these two are “attention-seeking sympathizers,” but were not seriously trying to kill themselves. Since detainees were first brought to GTMO in Jan. 2002, no detainee has died at the facility. Including yesterday’s attempts, there have been 41 suicide attempts from a total of 25 detainees, Harris said. About 750 detainees have been through the base, and about 460 currently are held there. In his comments to the press, Harris said the guards performed “magnificently yesterday, showing remarkable restraint in the face of considerable danger.” He also praised the medical staff involved and credited them with saving the lives of the two detainees who attempted suicide. Harris said officials believe the detainees were seeking attention by causing the disturbance in Camp 4. “This illustrates to me the true nature of the men we have detained here,” Harris said today. “They are dangerous men and committed jihadists who will do whatever it takes to kill an American here, even killing themselves to get to that point.” Catholic Catholic Mass (Main Chapel) Tuesday-Friday, noon Daily Mass (Cobre Chapel) Confession, Saturday, 4 p.m. Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. (Cobre Chapel) Eucharistic Adoration, daily 24 hrs. Protestant Sunday Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 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) Monday, Family Home Evening, 7 p.m. (rm. 8) Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m. Filipino Christian Fellowship (Sanctuary A) Sunday Worship, 7 p.m. Iglesia Ni Cristo (Sanctuary B) Bible Study, Thursday, 7 p.m. Sunday Worship, 5:30 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Temple (Sanctuary D) Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist (Sanctuary B) Prayer Meeting, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Vesper Meeting, Friday, 7 p.m. Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Service, Saturday, 11 a.m. Bible Study, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. I slamic Service (Sanctuary C) Friday Worship, 1:15 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.ReNu recall ...Continued from page 3Worship Servicespital also ordered the product removed from shelves at the Navy Exchange. The USNH Optometry Clinic is advising base residents who wear contact lenses to call the clinic at 72250 if they have any questions, and ask for the staff optometrist.


8 Friday, May 26, 2006For the first time in more than four years, the Navy’s sea/shore rotation policy is being updated to better match the Navy’s billet base at sea and on shore. The updated policy, contained in NAVADMIN 130/06, announces modifications to existing tour lengths, which were last revised in December 2001 (NAVADMIN 341/01). “Getting the correct sea/shore rotation across the fleet is the first step toward creating a future force,” said Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Chief of Naval Personnel. “We have been making assignments based on a sea/shore rotation that reflects the billet base of 2001 and does not take into account the almost 19,600 enlisted shore duty billets that have been programmed for elimination to date.” Earlier this year, a Sea/Shore Rotation Working Group convened to determine the optimal sea/shore rotation in the Navy. Chartered by the Chief of Naval Personnel, the group will continue analyzing and working on solutions to ensure sea/shore rotations match the needs of the fleet forces and look at short and long-term challenges with the policy. “As the force structure changes, the sea component has remained relatively constant. So, reduction has been taken on the shore side of the house, as either the work goes away or as civilian positions are brought online changing the billet structure,” said Capt. George Taylor, director of enlisted distribution at Navy Personnel Command (NPC). To develop this policy, the emphasis was first placed onBy JO2 Amie Hunt, Navy Personnel Command Communications OfficeNew sea/shore rotation policy announcedproperly manning sea duty and the front line operational units. Currently, 790 rates/ratings/NECs (Navy Enlisted Classifications) make up the Navy’s sea/shore rotation force. Of these, 150 will have an increase to their sea duty time, with most seeing a change of six months or less. Forty will increase eight to 12 months, and only five will increase more than 12 months. On average, sea tour lengths for E-5 to E-9 will increase from 47 months to 51 months, while shore tour lengths will increase from 34 to 36 months. “The billet base changes over the last four years have caused an imbalance from a distribution of assets perspective. This sea/shore rotation will help us ensure proper manning at sea and allow us to better align our billet base to the mission,” said Cmdr. Tom Trotto, PERS 40 special assistant at Navy Personnel Command. Sailors within their nine-month window to negotiate for orders will be able to proceed with those orders. NPC will adjust Sailor projected rotation dates based on length of tour remaining. Projected rotation dates (PRD) of February 2007 or earlier will not be adjusted. “Our first priority is to properly man our sea duty and front line operational unit,” Harvey said. Future updates from the Sea/ Shore Rotation Working Group will be provided as the group continues working to better align fleet and mission requirements while providing more predictable career tracks for Sailors. “Maybe a traveling Disney show for the kids. That would be nice.” “I would like to see Toby Keith come down here again.” “The 'All American Rejects.' They are the only rock band I like.” “I would like to see 'U2' because I like their music and they support many humanitarian projects.Carroll Mays Rhea Santiago LT George Papp asHT1(SW) Chris WillsWhat band or musician would you like to see come to GTMO? Photo by PH1(SW) Terry Matlock USS Stout (DDG 55) ties up at Pier Alpha, for a quick port visit to NAVSTA GTMO. New changes in the Navy's sea/shore rotation were announced recently.


9 Friday, May 26, 2006Tackle Box — Mike Schriefer and Dave Evans, aboard the 'Down Under,' show off the 27-lb. and 19-lb. Mahi Mahis they caught last weekend. Anyone wishing to show off their 'big catch' should submit a photo to the Gazette no later than noon every Tuesday. Be sure to send a digital image along with the details about the photo to provided by Mike Schriefer MAY 26-294 p.m.Memorial Day Fishing Tournament Marina 26 Fri6 p.m.Memorial Day 3/3 Basketball Tournament Denich Gym (outside) 27/287 a.m.Memorial Day Golf Tournament Golf Course 27 Sat8 a.m.Memorial Day One-Pitch Coed Softball Tournament Cooper Field 28 Sun6 p.m.Memorial Day X-ball (Paintball) Tournament Cooper Field 29 Mon3 p.m.Memorial Day Beach and Music festival Ferry Landing BeachMemorial Weekend activities Birth AnnouncementBill and Kristen Swart announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Xavier Swart, on May 9.eral Trade Commission via its identitytheft hotline at (877) 438-4338, or through its Web site. There is no indication when the career employee removed the information from his office, but the data was stolen when his home was burglarized sometime this month, Nicholson said. He declined to identify the employee or where he lives but said law enforcement officials reported several burglaries in the area and they do not believe the stolen information was targeted. “The employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of (a full-scale) investigation,” Nicholson said. All appropriate law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Veterans Affairs Department’s Inspector General are participating in the investigation. Members of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force will meet today to coordinate a comprehensive response, recommend ways to further protect affected veterans, and increase safeguards to prevent the reoccurrence of such incidents, Nicholson said. VA officials also moved up the date by which all department employees must complete the “VA Cyber Security Awareness Training Course” and the “General Employee Privacy Awareness Course.” Both must be completed by June 30. Additionally, Veterans Affairs will immediately begin conducting a review of all current positions requiring access to sensitive information. All employees requiring access to such data will undergo updated law enforcement and background checks.VA reports data theft ...Continued from page 5


Friday, May 26, 2006 10 MWR HappeningsDo Do Do Do Do wnto wnto wnto wnto wnto wn L wn L wn L wn L wn L y y y y y ceum ceum ceum ceum ceum Friday May 26 Ice Age 2 8 p.m., PG, 91 min. Basic Instinct 2 10 p.m., R, 114 min. Saturday May 27 Over the Hedge 8 p.m., PG, 86 min. Poseidon 10 p.m., PG -13, 107 min. Sunday May 28 ATL 8 p.m., PG-13, 86 min. Monday May 29 Basic Instinct 2 10 p.m., R, 114 min. T uesday May 30 Stay Alive 8 p.m., PG-13, 86 min. W ednesday May 31 ATL 8 p.m., PG-13, 107 min. Thursday June 1 Poseidon 10 p.m., PG -13, 107 min. PoseidonAction/Adventure Cast: Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett, Richard Dreyfuss Storyline: When a rogue wave capsizes a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets off through the disorienting maze of twisted steel in the upside-down wreckage.Basic Instinct 2Drama, Romance, Thriller and Sequel Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis Storyline: Af ter re-locating from San Francisco to London, bestselling crime novelist Catherine Trammell once again finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Dr. Michael Glass, a respected London criminal psychiatrist, is brought in by Scotland Yard detective Roy Washburn to perform a psychiatrist profile and evaluation of Tramell following the mysterious death of a top sports star. Windjammer Dinner Theater Monday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy dinner and then watch family oriented Gor PG-rated movies. This Monday, “Scooby-Doo,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second movie, “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” begins at 8 p.m. Memorial W eekend Fishing T ourney May 26-29, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, concluding at 1 p.m. on Monday. Everyone in a boat must be registered. Largest fish in each category wins prize. In case of a tie, first person to weigh-in will be declared the winner. All weigh-ins must be conducted and recorded at the Marina anytime during the tournament. All fishermen must abide by base fishing regulations. No spear-fishing. Registration deadline is tournament start time. Marina game-fish table lists legal limit guidelines. FMI call 2345. Memorial Day Festival May 29, 3 p.m. at Ferry Landing. Entertainment by DJ Spin Easy, JD Danner, John Williams and The Avenue. Fun and games including bouncers, sail boat, ski boat, giant genga, climbing wall, garden chess and much more. FMI call 2345. 4-on-4 Beach V olleyball T ourney May 28, 10 a.m. at Windmill Beach. Signup required. FMI call 2010. Liber ty 8-Ball Pool T ourney May 29, 7 p.m. at Marine Hill Liberty Center. Sign-up required. FMI call 2010. Liberty PS2 Soccer Challenge May 30, 7 p.m. at Deer Point Liberty Center. Sign-up required. FMI call 2010. Bowling T ournament May 31, 7 p.m. at Marblehead Lanes Bowling Center. Sign-up required. FMI call 2010. New Jazzercise Classes Three new Jazzercise classes will start June 5 at Marine Hill Fitness Center. FMI call Teri Key at 77017 or Karissa Sandstrom at 2193.


Sea OBO; computer desk and hutch, $100 OBO; Bose home speaker system, $250 OBO; entertainment cabinet; Bose 201 series speakers, $50 OBO; Bush audio and entertainment cabinet w/4 shelves, $95 OBO; Sharp VHS video recorder/player, $100 OBO. FMI call 77981 or 84742. (1) Microwave, $25; BBQ w/tank, $80; carpets, $5 $25. FMI call 75548. (1) Scuba gear, complete package, men's LG BCD, regulator w/ computer, fins, $600 OBO. FMI call 75548. (1) Large piece of carpet, bounded edges. FMI call 77662 or 90858. (1) Scrapbooking and stamping items. FMI call 77055. (1) 8 x 10 white rug, $60; refurbished Casio keyboard $100. FMI call 77912. (1) Brinkman smoker/grill, $40. FMI call Arthur at 77055. (1) Convertible crib-to-toddler bed, $100 OBO; double jogging stroller, $100 OBO; Sesame Street train set, $25 each. FMI call 75584. (1) Snorkeling gear for 2, mask, MD fins, snorkel, MD Lycra dive skin, gloves and accessory mesh bag, $75. FMI call 77448. (1) Single bed, $50; desk, $50; tall lamp, $10; short lamp, $5. FMI call Sarwat at 3283 DWH or 78116 AWH. (2) 1998 Saturn SC1, AC, new brakes and tires, good gas mileage, $5,500 OBO. Call T at 77024. (2) 1986 Ford Escort w/hatchback, runs well, $1,500 OBO. FMI call 77365. (2) 1993 Pontiac Grand Am, black, automatic, 2-door, AC, CD, $4,300 OBO. FMI call 3292 or 2287 DWH or 78092 AWH. (2) 1994 Mazda B-3000, 5-spd., AC, air ride suspension, CD, new parts, $6,000 OBO. FMI call Sonny at 77841. (2) 1993 Honda Civic, 4-door, AC, automatic, power windows, $4,000 OBO. FMI call Gayed at 3283 DWH or 0330 AWH, (2) 2001 Chevy Cavalier, 5-spd., $8,000. FMI call 4503 DWH or 9511 AWH. (2) 1995 Chevy Camaro, blue, ttop, excellent condition, automatic, AC, CD, $5,000 OBO. FMI call Brian at 77690. (1) 2005 scooter, never used, $1,400 OBO. FMI call Pablo at 4227 or 77303. (1) 1995 Chevy Camaro, blue, ttop, automatic, detachable CD player, AC, excellent condition, $5,000 OBO. Call Brian at 77690. (1) 1986 Buick Regal, runs good, CD player, $2,300 OBO. FMI call Lee at 4370 DWH or 77308 AWH. (1) 2000 Ford Focus, runs great, $4,500 OBO. FMI call Mike or Mindy at 75550. (1) 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, AC, automatic, moonroof, excellent condition, $23,000. FMI call Bob at 75732 or 84234. (1) 1986 Chevy 1-ton pickup, new tires, diesel, $3,500 OBO. FMI call T at 77042. (1) 2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXl, AC, navigational system, 7passenger, CD player, Infinity sound system, immaculate condition, $18,500 OBO. FMI call 77390. (1) 1993 Honda Civic, automatic, power windows, $4,000 OBO. FMI call Sarwat at 3283 DWH or 78116 AWH. (2) Human Resources Office announces the following vacancies: Equipment Specialist, closes June 2; Transportation Asst., closes June 2; Supply Technician, closes June 6; Social Services Aide, closes Dec. 29; FMI call 4441. (2) Columbia College is seeking a part-time academic advisor for 20 hours a week. Work schedule is flexible and pay starts at $12 per hour. A bachelor's degree and U.S. citizenship is required. FMI call 5555. (2) Team Trident is looking for talented military technicians to fill roles for work offshore. Will be part of a three to six person crew maintaining and operating sub-sea equipment. FMI call Rick at 713-823-9325. (2) Lockheed Martin is seeking a temporary part-time mail assistant from June 12 Aug. 25. Work schedule is flexible and pay starts at $9 per hour. No experience is necessary, but U.S. citizenship is required. FMI call Sheila Lamb at 4592. (1) W.T. Sampson has the following positions open continuous: Substitute Teacher, $89 per full day, $44.50 for less than one full day; Educational Aid, closes Dec. 31. Applications can be picked up at and submitted to the W.T. Sampson HS main office. FMI call Ramonia at ext. 3500. (1) Hazmat has an opening for a Warehouse Worker and Administrative Asst, computer skills required. FMI call Will at 74608. (2) The Post Office's new permanent hours of operation are: Monday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays closed. Mail call hours are Monday Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (2) DRMO will be on island for receipt and issues of government property June 7 -16. Please have documents ready for turn-in. FMI contact (1) The W.T. Sampson PTO will host 'An Evening With Mark Twain' at the Windjammer Ballroom June 2. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by May 29. All proceeds go toward the Missoula Children's Theater. FMI call Ken Miller at 2087 or RP1 Haddock at 2323. (1) Refer a new member to Navy Federal Credit Union and enter for a chance to win a portable DVD player. FMI call Kim or Carol at 74333. (1) Will pay cash for fishing/ pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at 77977 or 2129. (1) Adult mountain or hybrid 26in. frame bicycle. FMI call 77448. (1) Good home for 10-month-old black cat. FMI call Jo at 77308. (1) Good home for 3-year-old dog, collie mix, female, all shots are current. FMI call 77155. May 27— Caribbean Circle, #10, 8 a.m. noon. May 27— Caravella Point, #11A, 8 a.m.11 Friday, May 26, 2006GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper GTMO Shopper For Sale(2) Durabrand portable DVD player, 7-in.dual screen, care kit w/power cord, A/V input for games, unopened, $220. FMI call Emil at 78111. (2) Dive book and movie, women's SM mask and fins, size 7 boots and bag, like new, $200. FMI call 8650. (2) Wooden crib w/mattress, $50; matching changing table w/pad, $20; white vibrating bassinet w/ mobile, $50; fish baby swing w/ lights and music, $45; baby bath tube, $5; 2 arm chairs w/cushions, $20 each. FMI call Soraya at 77990. (2) Fishing accessories, 4 rods, 2 full toolboxes, soft cooler, $100; folding table w/3 chairs, $40; leather chair, $20; 19-in. TV w/table, $40; loveseat, $30; sofa, loveseat, table, and lamp, $160; microwave and toaster, $40. FMI call Sam at 3292 or 2287 or 78092. (2) Sony 20-in. TV w/remote, $125; Sony bookshelf CD stereo, $75, HP photo printer, $50, microwave oven, $25. FMI call John at 9466. (2) Brown couch, $200 OBO; glass dining room set w/tapestry chairs, $750 OBO; cocoa chaise, $200 OBO. FMI call Aishia at 9557 AWH or 2222 DWH. (2) Wooden 3-drawer desk w/ matching straightback chair, $50; girl's Huffy 18-spd. mountain bike, $50. FMI call Audrey at 5726. (2) PSP, games, movies, all accessories, $300. FMI call Daniel at 77887. (1) Washer and dryer, $150; 1 A/ C unit, $70; dining table set, $90; California king bed, $200; electric stove, $60; 6-drawer chest, $40; refrigerator, $50; sofa, $30; sofa set, $60; reclining chair, $40; entertainment center, $50; new wakeboard, $100; carpet, $25; satellite dish, $250; microwave, $30; 27-in. Sony TV, $80. FMI call 77303 AWH. (1) Broyhill 7-piece bedroom set, queen bed, 8-drawer dresser, 5drawer dresser, hutch mirror w/ shelves, 2 night stands, $750 OBO; Broyhill 7-piece bedroom furniture, book shelf, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, desk w/ bookcase and chair, $450 OBO; 7piece dining set, $350 OBO; China buffet hutch, $400 OBO; Coral Yard Sales Employment Vehicles/Boats Announcements Wanted


12 Friday, May 26, 2006GTMO HappeningsSwim meet — Swimmers of all ages participated in a swim meet held Saturday, May 13, at the Windjammer Pool. Paul Hernandez provided swim lessons to all of the swimmers. Ready, set, go — LCDR Paul Devereux kicks off the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby held Saturday, May 20 at the NEX Atrium. Tennis, anyone? — Troy Brooks and Jemma St. Louis, right, took first place, and Merton Gray and Lennox Williams, left, finished second, in the MWR Tennis Tournament held May 5. Photos by Harriot Johnston and Audrey Chapman

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