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NEX/MWR Offer Savings,

Prizes in Weekend Event


By Mass Communication
Specialist 3rd Class Leona
Mynes, Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay Public Aff iii -

The 8th Annual Guan-
tanamo (GTMO) Bay
Navy Exchange (NEX)
Customer Appreciation
Weekend is scheduled to
kick off Friday and last
through Oct. 4 basewide
featuring live perfor-
mances, giveaways and
various family events.
The GTMO NEX,
partnered with Morale,
Welfare and Recreation
(MWR), has held a cus-
tomer appreciation week-
end each year since 2002
in order to show thanks
for servicemembers' pa-
tronage and service.
GTMO pioneered
customer appreciation,
said NEX General Man-
ager Don Mohlman, who
has worked the event for
seven years.
"We're the first one to
organize an event like
this," he said.
The event has caught
on in places like Yokosu-
ka and bases in Italy, but


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only over the past two
years, said Mohlman. -- .
Mohlman helped orga-
nize the event, working
with various department
heads and security to at-
tain area clearances, lodg-
ing and transportation for
more than 80 incoming
sponsors and performers.
Authors Stew Smith
and Eric Wentz, Navy
musician Tommy Stanley,
martial arts performers
Sideswipe, country singer
Tracy Lawrence and the
cast of the short film
"Late Fee" will attend
with approximately 3,000
base residents at any giv-
en time, said Mohlman.
"On a typical week-
end at a busy time, we 1
may have 700 folks in
and around the store,"
said Mohlman. "We
expect to supersede that
this weekend. We also
expect to supersede the A Nike representative assists Marine Corps Cpl. Dustin Fl
busiest weekend in retail, ing, a wounded warrior, with selecting a pair of running
which is Thanksgiving shoes for a 5K race during the Naval Station Guantanami
weekend." Bay Naval Exchange (NEX) Customer Appreciation Week
Mohlman said the 2008. The NEX brought sponsors and talent from around
GTMO NEX expects to world for a weekend of events, including Fleming's team,
Semper Fi, which held a meet-and-greet for GTMO reside
See NEX, page 5 Photo by MC2 Kim Williams.


SEnergy Conservation Hits GTMO
,wl., Residents Can Expect to See Big Changes


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By Mass Communication Specialist
3rd Class Leona Mynes, Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs

The base public works depart-
ment is using Energy Awareness
Month in October to kick off a long-
term energy conservation campaign


em-

o
end
the

nts.


in Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay.
The campaign is in accordance
with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct),
approved by President George Bush
under Public Law 109-58 Aug.
8, 2005. The Act mandates all

See ENERGY, page 5





The Guantanamo Bay Gazette


GUANTANAMO BAY
GAZETTE
VOL. 66 No. 39
NAVAL STATION
GuANTANAMO BAY,
CUBA


Commanding Officer
CAPT. STEVEN H.
BLAISDELL

Executive Officer
CMDR. PAUL
MITCHELL

Command Master Chief
CMDCM(SW/AW)
KEITH CARLSON

Public Affairs Officer
MR. TERENCE PECK
Leading Chief
Petty Officer
MCC(SW) BILL MESTA

Gazette Editor
MC3 LEONA MYNES

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 or
comments can be directed to the
PAO.
The Gazette staff can be reached
by phone at ext. 4623, fax at ext.
4819 or by mailing pao@usnb-
gtmo.navy.mil.
Get the Gazette online at
www.cnic.navy.mil/guantanamo.
For classified ad submissions:
please limit word count to 20
words or less. Ads must be submit-
ted, via email ONLY, no later than
noon every Tuesday to
pao-ClassifiedAds@usnbgtmo.
navy.mil.


AWAN Michael Thomas
GREENE, N.Y.


NAVAL STATION AIR OPERATIONS


"It's GOOOOOD!"


AWAN Thomas received his
Navy Aircrew qualification.


Jr


Sailors from the frigate
USS Doyle (FFG 39)
preserve the ship's
hull and remove waste
simultaneously while
moored to Wharf Bravo
at Naval Station
Guantanamo (GTMO)
Bay, Cuba Sept. 26.
Doyle Sailors also
conducted missile
training exercises and
fired weapons at various
gun ranges on base to
maintain weapons
qualifications. Photo by
MCC Bill Mesta.


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October 2, 2009


FINANCIAL CORNER


Y.i-I[ C i>dill St. >I,


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You'll get on a loan It'- a predictive measure used b\- lenders to rate the
fobabliiht\ that \ ou will default on a loan The higher \our FICO score. tile
Io\ver \ OUI interest rate
FICO is short for Fair Isaac Corporation Founded in 105to. the Fair Isaac
Cor portion is the financial institution that developed the credit score.
Fl C0 scores can be obtained through most malor consu01er reporting
agencies in thle L S I\ Venev\er \ ou make a purchase that 1in\ol\es \ OUl credit
',such as a car. home. boat. etc I. creditors obtain \our FICC0 score - but it
w don't be released to \ou otU call find out \our FILC0 score on \our o\\ n.
but tile creditors \-ou partner with to finance personal belongs don't ha\ e
to pro' ide \oou with information tile\ learn about \ou Ho\'-e\ er. if \ you're
turned do\ n for financing. creators and lenders are required to prove ide \otL
with a reason \\l\ \-ou were turned do\vn and. if \our credit score 1W as a
factor. \our credit score The\ are also required to specifT \ hilch credit agency
the\ used to establish \our credit score

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history . outstanding balances, length of credit history . an\ -e\ credit \oou
ha\e, t\ pes of credit \ oUt\ e used and \our credit report Each area of credit is
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Each area is vital to getting a high FICO score. so \ ou need to be mindful of
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provide credit reports Each agency \will most likely ha\ e a different score
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get a good idea of t hat otur score is. request your credit score from all three
agencies and find the average

N our FICO score savs a lot about \ ou. It's used b\ creditors to establish
\ our credit ranking and determine \ our interest rate on loans and
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cable bills, and pay even thing on time.
If not. \- our credit could plummet.



For Ioffi'' illiforliiltiol 01o FICO scores, credit reI'orts or for ti,'s
on /i.hl4, to imnr'ic Your credit score, contact Sam Railbiurn at
40350 or janes.rayburn@usnbgtmo.navy.mil.


BASE CHAPEL
CATHOLIC
Daily Catholic Mass
Mon.- Fri. 5:30 p.m. (Main Chapel)
Vigil Mass
Sat. 5 p.m. (Main Chapel)
Mass
Sunday 9 a.m. (Main Chapel)

PROTESTANT
Seventh Day Adventist Service
Sat. 11 a.m. (Room B)
Iglesia Ni Christo
Sun. 5:30 a.m. (Room A)
Pentecostal Gospel Temple
Sun. 8 a.m. (Room D)
LDS Service
Sun. 9 a.m. (Room A)
Liturgical Service
Sun. 10 a.m. (Room B)
General Protestant Service
Sun. 11 a.m. (Main Chapel)
United Jamaican Fellowship
Sun. 11 a.m. (Bldg. 1036)
Gospel Service
Sun. 1 p.m. (Main Chapel)
LORIMI Gospel Service
Sun. 1 p.m. (Room D)
GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship
Sun. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel)
GTMO Christian Fellowship
Sun. 8 p.m. (Main Chapel)

FRIDAY SERVICES
Islamic Service
1:15 p.m. (Room C)
Jewish Service
7 p.m. (FMI call 2628)
JTF TROOPERS CHAPEL

CATHOLIC SERVICES
Spanish Mass
Wed. 11 a.m.
Vigil Mass
Sat. 6:30 p.m. (PPI Chapel)
Sunday Mass
Sun. 7:30 a.m.







NAVSTA OMBUDSMAN
Connie Schiltz
Call 84792 or 78519.

NEGB OMBUDSMAN
Marjorie True
(757) 705-3538
NEGBombudsman@yahoo.com

U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL
OMBUDSMAN
Jennifer Mangum
Call 5048.


L II _____________________





The Guantanamo Bay Gazette


Paleontologists Visit GTMO in Search of Ancient Fossils


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Roger Portell escavates a normally restricted site in GTMO Sept. 24. Portell
found several undisturbed shell fossils that he planned to move to a museum
in Florida where other paleontologists can use them for research projects.


Photo by Terence Peck.
By Terence Peck, Naval Station
Guantanamo Bay Public A ffii -.

Pvwo Florida paleontologists visited
various sites aboard the Naval
Station Sept. 15-26 to study marine fos-
sils, some of which are believed to be
120,000 to 45 million years old.
The Naval Station's Environmen-
tal Department hosted Roger Portell,
Director, Division of Invertebrate Pa-
leontology for the Florida Museum of
National History in Gainesville, FI., and
Jim Toomey, founder of the Toomey
Foundation for the Natural Sciences in
Bradenton, Fl. visited different sites on
Guantanamo Bay to study the type of
fossils that are found in the area.
Toomey's organization provided
the monetary support for Portell's
fieldwork.
Portell, who was on his fourth


research trip to Guantanamo Bay, said
the best places in the world to find
these fossils are in areas undisturbed by
human contact.
During his visits, Portell found spe-
cies that have never been recorded in
the fossil record.
"The best one that comes to mind is
a large sea biscuit called Clypeaster,"
Portell said. "It is known today in
deeper water, in the Caribbean around
45 feet deep and deeper. There may
have been people who have found
them here, but they have never writ-
ten a scientific paper and reported that
they occur.
Finding fossils is helpful, and when
all of the information is put together
over time, they will be able to look at
the bio diversity, said Portell.
Biodiversity is the variety of species,
their genetic make-up, and the natural


communities in which they occur.
"By coming here and collecting a lot
of fossils, that adds one more piece to
the puzzle," Portell said "(When) we
get enough pieces together, then we get
a better picture of what the environ-
ments were like, how robust the faunal
were, what kind of animals lived, what
kind of animals went extinct, and then
we can compare that to the modem."
Faunals are defined as a catalog
of the animals of a specific region or
period.
Portell said they found a substantial
number of the sea biscuits at one of four
GTMO fossil sites, dating back at least
120,000 years.
When Portell and Toomey return to
Florida, they plan to write a short paper
describing the first fossil occurrence.
"Once I'm done with the research
aspect of it, I'll publish papers describ-
ing the faunals," he said. "I'll describe
new species and make comparisons to
other faunal."
The collected specimens go back to
the Florida Museum of National His-
tory where they will be treated similar
to library books, said Portell
"People will come and they will
borrow the material and do research
projects," he said.
Toomey, who assisted Portell in the
fossil collection, said that the Naval
Station care of the environment makes
it an ideal place to study.
"Everything we see is pretty much
pristine and undisturbed," Toomey
said. "It has been well-protected from
development and tourism."
The paleontologists are not the only
ones who search for fossils in Guantan-
amo. Denise Bums, the Naval Station's
Inspector General, and her husband,
Frederick, collect fossils as a hobby.
"GTMO presents a rare opportunity
for collecting fossils because they are
almost everywhere," Bums said. I
found my first fossil seashells when
walking from the Navy Exchange to
the Bachelors Officers Quarters prior to
even moving here."
Bums uses material from books pub-
lished by Portell and Toomey to guide
her fossil research and collection.
The books, named "Fossil Inverte-
brates of the U.S. Naval Station Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba" are published in

See FOSSIL, page 7






October 2, 2009


ENERGY

federally owned build-
ings to decrease energy
consumption 20 per-
cent by fiscal year 2015,
which requires a 2 per-
cent decrease per year.
"I feel like we can make
real changes in GTMO
because we make our own
electricity and water,"
said Navy Cmdr. Wendy
Halsey, the GTMO public
works officer. GTMO cur-
rently spends more than
$45,000 tax-payer dollars
on energy per day, which
adds up to more than $1.3
million per month.
The public works de-
partment is doing its part
in conserving energy by
designing an incinerator
to place at the base landfill


that will produce energy
as it burns trash.
Halsey will include
the base in her plans for
energy awareness and
conservation by enforcing
federal mandates found in
the EPAct. For example,
refrigerators and coffee
makers in any office space
not designated as a com-
mon area will be removed.
"Energy conservation
is a culture-based con-
cept that we need to de-
velop across the board,"
Halsey said.
The public works
department is also insti-
tuting a new collateral
duty for members of each
department and command
on base called Building
Energy Monitors (BEM).
"BEM training will help


us enforce energy guide-
lines in office spaces,"
said Navy Lt. j. g. Jona-
than Charfauros. "Right
now, we're wasting
energy."
Charfauros said pub-
lic works' challenge is
to lower the standard
for energy consumption
basewide.
Base residents help
conserve energy at home
by turning off computer
monitors, televisions and
lights when not in use.
For more information
or local energy conserva-
tion tips, call Charfauros
at 4448 or Tim Wagoner
4017.
To find out more about
Energy Awareness Month
and energy conservation
tips, visit www.energystar.gov.


Energy Links & Resources

US. Environmental Protection
Agency
www.epa.gov

Public Law 109-58, Energy
Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005
www.epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/
publ_109-058.pdf

DoN Energy Program
navyenergy.navfac. navy. mil

DoN Energy Task Force
www.facebook.com, search
"Department of the Navy Energy
Task Force"

Energy Saving Tips
www.energy.gov/energysavingtps.htm
www.energysavers.gov
www.ftc.gov/energysavings

Energy Saving Tips for Kids
www.energyquest.ca.gov/
saving_energy/
www.eere.energy.gov/kids/


NEX Customer Appreciation Weekend Schedule of Events


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do more than $750,000 in sales this
weekend. At the same time, the NEX
will give away $75,000 in giftcards,
prizes and rewards.
"This includes three trips for two
people each to New York, Miami and
Las Vegas," said Mohlman.
The trips are worth $3,000 each.
Only active duty servicemembers
are eligible for the trips and win-
ners can elect to receive the cash
amount instead.
Gift cards for up to $1,000 will
be given away hourly from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday.
In addition to giveaways, the
NEX has set up several times for
the weekend's special guests to give
autographs.
"This event has taken a lot of coor-
dination on the part of my staff and
I," said Mohlman. "It's very exciting
and rewarding for us."
To learn more about the NEX
Customer Appreciation Weekend,
call 74119.
The NEX also has catalogues
featuring price reductions for this
weekend only.
For more information on the NEX
or to view the catalogue online, visit
www.navy-nex.com.


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"F --^^^^^^^1 WHAT'S0HAPPENING


DOWNTOWN

LYCEUM (f

Friday Oct. 2 - 2000
Cloudy with a
Chance of Meatballs
PG 90 min

Friday Oct. 2 - 2200
Late Fee
NR 80 min

Saturday Oct. 3 - 2000
Fame
PG 107 min

Saturday Oct. 3 - 2200
Surrogates
PG13 89 min

Sunday Oct. 4 - 2000
The Time Travelers Wife
PG13 108 min

Monday Oct. 5 - 2000
Post Grad
PG13 89 min

Tuesday Oct. 6 - 2000
The Goods
R 89 min

Wednesday Oct. 7 - 2000"
The Informant
R 108 min

Thursday Oct. 8 - 2000
The Hurt Locker
R 125 min


CAPTAIN'S CUP
SCEDI)IJULE

OCT. 5
Volleyball
6 p.m. W.T. Sampson Lady Pirates
vs. 525TH MP BN
7 p.m. GTMO Latinos
vs. W.T. Sampson Pirates
7:50 p.m. JTF Iguanas
vs. Hospital Hitters


CAPTAIN' S CUP
TEAM


STANDINGS
I WINS LOSSES


2. Violators 6 3
3. Latinos 6 3
4. Naval Hospital 4 5
5. Puerto Rico 480th MP'S 2 7
6. Hawgs 1 8

1. Hospital Hitters 2 0
2. Latinos 3 1
3. P.I. Ballaz 3 1
4. Hawgs 2 2
5. Assassins 1 2
6. Pirates 0 2
7. Iguanas 0 3
1. Sparkle Monkeys 3 0
2. Lady Pirates 1 2
3. 525th MP BN 1 3

1. Wolfpack 5 0
2. Security 5 0
3. Coast Guard | 5 | 1
4. MCSFCo. 3 3
5. Pirates 3 3
6. USNH 2 3
7. 525 Enforcers 1 4
8. NAVSTA 1 5
9. CSGI 0 6

1. Naval Hospital 5 1
2. Pirates 3 2
3. Island Flavor I 0 I 5


Flag Football
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
9 p.m.


Volleyball
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:50 p.m.

Flag Football


U.S. Naval Hospital
vs. Island Flavor
U.S. Naval Hospital
vs. CSG
NAVSTA
vs. 525 Enforcers


OCT. 6


525TH MP BN
vs. Sparkle Monkeys
P.I. Ballaz
vs. GTMO Hawgs
Hospital Hitters
vs. GTMO Assassins


7 p.m. NAVSTA Security
vs. U.S. Coast Guard
8 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean
vs. NEGB Wolfpack
9 p.m. CSG
vs. 525 Enforcers
OCT. 7
Flag Football
7 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean
vs. U.S. Naval Hospital
8 p.m. MCSFCo. "First to Fight"
vs. Pirates of the Caribbean
9 p.m. NEGB Wolfpack
vs. NAVSTA

OCT. 8
Volleyball
6 p.m. Sparkle Monkeys
sc \A/T rcn I , rL Dirt-a-


7 p.m.
7:50 p.
8:40 p.


W.T. Sampson Pirates
vs. JTF Iguanas
.m. P.I. Ballaz
vs. Hospital Hitters
.m. GTMO Assassins
vs. GTMO Latinos


OCT. 9
Flag Football


7 p.m.
8 p.m.


9 p.m.


Island Flavor
vs. Pirates of the Caribbean
NAVSTA Security
vs. MCSFCo. "First to Fight"
U.S. Naval Hospital
vs. U.S. Coast Guard






October 2, 2009


All classified ads must be submitted by noon the Tuesday before
publication. Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only those
e-mailed to pao-ClassifiedAds@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Classified ads
sent to any other e-mail address may not be published. FMI, call 4520.


(2) Dell Studio Laptop.
15" scm. Lit keyboard,
webcam. $750. FMI call
4577/90554.
(2) Pink iPod 8GB w/ Nike
armband - $120; Pavers
$25 per 25; DVD Player -
$40 FMI 9800/75865.
(2) SafariLand Class II bal-
listic body armor with Class
III chest plate & trauma
reduction pack$500. FMI
74466/8345.
(1) Schwinn Coronado
mountain bike. In good con-
dition. $180 w/ helmet. FMI
call 79587.
(1) Large Weber BBQ Grill -
$40. FMI 9794 /77003.
(1) FREE computer cabinet
FMI, 77104.
(1) Medium Weber
BBQ Grill - $35 - FMI
9794/77003
(1) Whirlpool Washer/Dryer
In good shape. $100. Call
77650, 84042.
(1)G.E. Microwave -Clean/
White/1.0. cu/fl/works great!
-$35. FMI 9794/77003.
(1) Purses, shoes, bath towels
& rugs, inflatable bed (full
size), African art work FMI
call 9830 or 77792.
(1) ASDL modem. Works
with Phoenix $50. FMI call
79561/2254.
(1) Gowns for sale. Various
sizes and styles. $60 each.
FMI call 78197.
(1) 36" rear proj flat screen -
JVC. $300 obo, 30G Black
IPOD, $200. DVDs $3. Call
79404 / 84073.
(1) High performance paint-
ball gun: 08 ETEK EGO
with TADAO Board, DYE
ULTRALITE Barrel, Cross-
fire Airtank, B2 Hopper,
$700.77596.
(1) Pool Table - Slate Top,
new red felt with cues,
racks, balls, matching red
cover - $700 OBO. FMI
84261/79556.
(1)Large rug - Perfect for liv-
ing room or under bed - $60.
FMI 84261/79556.


Oct. 4: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Vil-
lamar 2228B. Mostly baby
clothes.


Free to a good home:
4-month old male Basset


Hound puppy, all shots up
to date. FMI call 77104.
Wanted: A sturdy computer
desk and chair Call 79404
or 84073.


(2) '98 Nissan Pathfinder.
95K miles, good condition.
$5,650 OBO. Call 44670
or 77688 or e-mail kathy-
gaynor@hotmail.com.
(2) '92 Ford Tarums, good
condition. $1,500 OBO.
FMI call 79607/8374.
(2) '07 Ford Focus 2 door
hatchback. 13K miles, great
condition. Best offer. Call
73948/84910/8629/8633.
(2) '00 Ford Explorer,
Black, good condition. CD
player, 4 door. $5800 OBO.
Call 4017/79516.
(2) 26' Cruiser's Bonanza
w/ Cabin. 175hp Johnson
with live wells, GPS & fish-
finders. $6,000 OBO. FMI
call 84261,79556,74844.
(2) Cobia 19' Speedboat.
Perfect for wakeboard-
ing, tubing etc. FMI call
74466/8345. $7,000 value,
will take best offer.
(1) '07 Ford Focus 2 door
hatchback- blue, 13,000
miles, $7,500 OBO. FMI
call 73948 /84910.
(1) '98 Nissan PathFinder
LE 4X4, $5,500 firm. FMI
call 8090/79658.
(1) '90 Dodge 350 Van for
sale. $1000 obo. Call 72205
or 77925.
(1)'92 FordRanger3.0LV6
Brown and Black $2,000.
OBO. FMI 79321.
(1) '95 Ford Windstar Van,
$3,500 OBO. FMI 72117,
72058,75597.
(1) '00 Chevy Blazer 4X4
SUV $6000 OBO. FMI
77361/3214.
(1) '93 Ford 350XL diesel
Ambulance for sale. $2000.
Call 72205 or 77925.
(1) '08 Hyosung GT250 Re
Helmet & Gloves Included.
$2700. FMI Call 75588.



(2) Substitute teacher posi-
tion open at W. T. Sampson.
$95/full day, $47.50/half
day. Apply at W. T Samp-
son High School main
campus. FMI call 3500.
(2) School information


Technician @ W.T Samp-
son. $17,174 to $39,161/
yr. Apply at W. T. Sampson
High School main campus.
FMI call 3500.
(1) GEO Group seeks Ad-
min Clerk/HR Rep. Must
be U.S. citizen, pass back-
ground check, drug test and
medical evals. FMI call
76500 or e-mail ylacaba@
geogroup.com.


Community Bank Hours:
M, W, F: 8-10 am. are mer-
chant hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
are regular business hours.
T, Th: 8-11 a.m. to open
new accounts only. FMI
call 75116.


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The Guest Reader Pro-
gram will begin the sec-
ond week of Oct. 2009.
Members from the GTMO
community are invited to
read to students in grades
K-5. Guest Readers will
read a favorite children's
story and share how read-
ing is important to them
in life or work FMI call
Taylor Edwards at 2207.
Internet services will be
interrupted due to Sun Out-
age for about 5-10 minutes
on the following days:
Oct. 3, 10:25 - 10:32 a.m.
Oct. 4, 10:25 - 10:32 a.m.
Oct. 5, 10:26 -10:30 a.m.
FMI call 77362 or 77479.
Long Distance calls and
Commercial Internet
services will be inter-
rupted due to Sun Outage
on the following days:
Oct. 2, 2:44 - 2:54 p.m.
Oct. 3, 2:43 - 2:53 p.m.
Oct. 4, 2:43 - 2:48 p.m.
FMI call 77362 or 77479.
The entire Windjammer
Complex will be closed
Oct. 5 due to maintenance.


FOSSIL
two parts. Part one published in August 2008, covers the
Pleistocene Marine Mollusca. Part two, which was pub-
lished in September 2008, is about the Pleistocene corals.
Both books contain pictures of the fossils and their
scientific names.
"Being a collector since childhood, I plan to increase
my collection and use the books produced by Roger and
Jim to identify the items I have," Bums said. "If time
permits, I'd like to add fossils to the seashell collection
display at the library.
Many scientists visit Guantanamo Bay to do fossil and
animal studies, which provides the Naval Station beneficial
information on the environment.
"Studies conducted on the living organisms helps us
in determining if our management efforts are working or
potentially where we need help," said Michael McCord,
NAVSTA GTMO's Environmental Director. "By looking at
the ecosystem as a whole we can make decisions based upon
what is good for all, not just what is good for one organism."
Burn encourages anyone stationed at Guantanamo
with an interest in fossils to join Portell and Toomey
should they return.
"Roger Portell and Jim Toomey are amazing people, and I
would encourage anyone with an opportunity to spend time
with them to do so," Burns said. "They encourage amateurs
to collect because we have more time and we might actually
find something new, and they are happy to assist with iden-
tification of our treasures. Look around you, and see what
wonders nature has given us."


Roger Portell holds up a cockle shell after digging it
out of the ground at a restricted site in GTMO Sept.
24. Photo by Terence Peck.








Details Released on $555 Million


Homeowners' Assistance Program


From Department of Defense

WASHINGTON (NNS) - The Department of Defense
(DoD) announced Sept. 30 details for the temporary
expansion of the
Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP).
Using $555 million in funds from the American Re-
covery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this program
is designed to partially reimburse eligible military
personnel, surviving spouses, and federal civilian
employees whose service to the nation has required
them to relocate and sell their primary residence at a
loss.
Potential eligible personnel include:
- Active and former service members of the Army,
Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard;
- Civilian employees of the DoD, Coast Guard, and
non-appropriated fund activities; and
- Surviving spouses of both fallen service members
and civilian employees.
Potential eligible personnel who have sold a pri-
mary home for a loss or are considering selling their
home are encouraged to visit the DoD HAP Web site
http://hap.usace.army.mil to check specific program
criteria, and if eligible, apply online.
The DoD HAP has been providing financial assis-
tance to military personnel and DoD civilians since
1966, mainly at base realignment and closure (BRAC)
sites where government action caused a decrease in
market home values. While the HAP expansion is
not designed to pay 100 percent of losses or to cover
all declines in value, it can help protect eligible ap-
plicants from financial catastrophe due to significant
losses in their home values.
Supporting military families is one of administra-
tion's highest priorities and includes leadership and
engagement by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. In
February 2009, the Congress provided ARRA fund-
ing for a temporary expansion of the HAP to address


unique economic pressures faced by military person-
nel who are forced to relocate during these unusually
adverse housing market conditions. After conduct-
ing an extensive analysis to determine how best to
prioritize the finite funds available while maximizing
assistance to as many people as possible, the DoD
developed specific eligibility criteria designed to take
care of people in the greatest need. These program
details have been published in the Federal Register
and are now available for public comment.
ARRA funding allows the DoD to temporarily ex-
pand HAP to partially reimburse losses from the sale
of a primary residence in the following priority order:
1. Homeowners wounded, injured, or ill in
the line of duty while deployed since Sept. 11,
2001, and relocating in furtherance of medical
treatment;
2. Surviving spouse homeowners relocating
within two years after the death of their spouse;
3. Homeowners affected by the 2005 BRAC round,
without the need (which existed under previous
law) to prove that a base closure announcement
caused a local housing market decline; and
4. Service member homeowners receiving orders
dated on or after Feb. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31,
2009, for a permanent change of station (PCS)
move. The orders must specify a report-no-later-
than date on or before Feb. 28, 2010, to a new duty
station or homeport outside a 50-mile radius of
the service member's former duty station. These
dates may be extended to Sept. 30, 2012, based on
availability of funds.
Each of these general categories has more spe-
cific eligibility requirements which have been
updated at the DoD HAP Web site (http://hap.
usace.army.mil). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
executes the program for all military branches and
HAP administrators will immediately start process-
ing applications.


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October 2, 2009 Vol. 66 No. 39NEX/MWR Offer Savings, Prizes in Weekend Event A Nike representative assists Marine Corps Cpl. Dustin Fleming, a wounded warrior, with selecting a pair of running shoes for a 5K race during the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Naval Exchange (NEX) Customer Appreciation Weekend 2008. The NEX brought sponsors and talent from around the world for a weekend of events, including Fleming’s team, Semper Fi, which held a meet-and-greet for GTMO residents. Photo by MC2 Kim Williams.By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsThe 8th Annual Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay Navy Exchange (NEX) Customer Appreciation Weekend is scheduled to kick off Friday and last through Oct. 4 basewide featuring live performances, giveaways and various family events. The GTMO NEX, partnered with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), has held a customer appreciation weekend each year since 2002 in order to show thanks for servicemembers’ patronage and service. GTMO pioneered customer appreciation, said NEX General Manager Don Mohlman, who has worked the event for seven years. organize an event like this,” he said. The event has caught on in places like Yokosuka and bases in Italy, but only over the past two years, said Mohlman. Mohlman helped organize the event, working with various department heads and security to attain area clearances, lodging and transportation for more than 80 incoming sponsors and performers. Authors Stew Smith and Eric Wentz, Navy musician Tommy Stanley, martial arts performers Sideswipe, country singer Tracy Lawrence and the “Late Fee” will attend with approximately 3,000 base residents at any given time, said Mohlman. “On a typical weekend at a busy time, we may have 700 folks in and around the store,” said Mohlman. “We expect to supersede that this weekend. We also expect to supersede the busiest weekend in retail, which is Thanksgiving weekend.” Mohlman said the GTMO NEX expects to Energy Conservation Hits GTMOResidents Can Expect to See Big ChangesBy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leona Mynes, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs The base public works department is using Energy Awareness Month in October to kick off a longterm energy conservation campaign in Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay. The campaign is in accordance with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct), approved by President George Bush under Public Law 109-58 Aug. 8, 2005. The Act mandates all See NEX, page 5 See ENERGY, page 5Fiscal Year 2010 Gazette

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2CAPT. STEVEN H. BLAI S DELLCMDR. PAUL MIT CH ELLCommand Master ChiefCMDCM(SW/AW) KEIT H CARL S ONMR. TEREN C E PE CKLeading Chief MCC(SW) BILL ME S TAGazette Editor MC3 LEONA MYNE SThe 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 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 Guantanamo Bay. Questions or comments can be directed to the PAO. The Gazette staff can be reached by phone at ext. 4623, fax at ext. 4819 or by emailing pao@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Get the Gazette online at ted, via email ONLY, no later than noon every Tuesday to navy.mil.GAZETTEGUANTANAMO BAYVOL. 66 NO. 39NAVAL STATIONGUANTANAMO BAY, CU B A AWAN Michael ThomasGREE N E, N.Y. NA V AL STATIO N AIR OPERATIO NS “It’s GOOOOOD!” AWAN Thomas received his Sailors from the frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39) preserve the ship’s moored to Wharf Bravo at Naval Station Guantanamo (GTMO) Bay, Cuba Sept. 26. Doyle Sailors also conducted missile training exercises and gun ranges on base to MCC Bill Mesta. SAILOR OF T H E WEE K

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3 BA S E CH APELNAVSTA OM B UD S MANConnie Schiltz Call 84792 or 78519. NEGB OM B UD S MANMarjorie True NEGBombudsman@yahoo.comU.S. NAVAL HO S PITAL OM B UD S MANJennifer Mangum CAT H OLI CDaily Catholic Mass Vigil Mass Sat. 5 p.m. (Main Chapel) Mass Sunday 9 a.m. (Main Chapel)PROTE S TANT Seventh Day Adventist Service Sat. 11 a.m. (Room B) Iglesia Ni Christo Pentecostal Gospel Temple Sun. 8 a.m. (Room D) LDS Service Sun. 9 a.m. (Room A) Liturgical Service General Protestant Service Sun. 11 a.m. (Main Chapel) United Jamaican Fellowship Gospel Service Sun. 1 p.m. (Main Chapel) LORIMI Gospel Service Sun. 1 p.m. (Room D) GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sun. 6 p.m. (Main Chapel) GTMO Christian Fellowship Sun. 8 p.m. (Main Chapel)FRIDAY SERVI C E S Islamic Service Jewish Service 7 p.m. (FMI call 2628)JTF TROOPER S CH APELCAT H OLI C SERVI C E SSpanish Mass Wed. 11 a.m. Vigil Mass Sunday Mass WHAT IT IS Your FICO score is a number that determines the interest rate you’ll get on a loan. It’s a predictive measure used by lenders to rate the probability that you will default on a loan. The higher your FICO score, the lower your interest rate. FICO is short for Fair Isaac Corporation. Founded in 1956, the Fair Isaac FICO scores can be obtained through most major consumer reporting agencies in the U.S. Whenever you make a purchase that involves your credit (such as a car, home, boat, etc.), creditors obtain your FICO score but it to provide you with information they learn about you. However, if you’re with a reason why you were turned down and, if your credit score was a they used to establish your credit score. HOW IT’S CALCULATED Your FICO score is calculated based on payment history, outstanding balances, length of credit history, any new credit you have, types of credit you’ve used and your credit report. Each area of credit is weighed and used differently in calculating your credit score. Each area is vital to getting a high FICO score, so you need to be mindful of paying your monthly bills on time and managing your existing credit. Even a few late payments can negatively affect your score. WHAT YOUR SCORE MEANS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR SCORE provide credit reports. Each agency will most likely have a different score for you depending on the particular credit information provided to them. To Your FICO score says a lot about you. It’s used by creditors to establish your credit ranking and determine your interest rate on loans and be. So stay on top of your monthly credit card, mortgage, and even cable bills, and pay everything on time. If not, your credit could plummet. FINAN C IAL CORNER For more information on FICO scores, credit reports or for tips on how to improve your credit score, contact Sam Rayburn at 4050 or james.rayburn@usnbgtmo.navy.mil.October 2, 2009 RELI G IOU SSERVI C E S GUANTANAMO BAY OM B UD S MEN 300 850 Starts at 300 Ends at 850 760-850 Considered “Perfect Credit” 620-680 Considered “Uncertain” 300-620 Considered “Risky” 680-760 Considered “Acceptable”

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4Paleontologists Visit GTMO in Search of Ancient FossilsBy Terence Peck, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public AffairsTwo Florida paleontologists visited various sites aboard the Naval Station Sept. 15-26 to study marine fossils, some of which are believed to be 120,000 to 45 million years old. The Naval Station’s Environmental Department hosted Roger Portell, Director, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology for the Florida Museum of National History in Gainesville, Fl., and Jim Toomey, founder of the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences in Bradenton, Fl. visited different sites on Guantanamo Bay to study the type of fossils that are found in the area. Toomey’s organization provided the monetary support for Portell’s Portell, who was on his fourth research trip to Guantanamo Bay, said these fossils are in areas undisturbed by human contact. During his visits, Portell found species that have never been recorded in the fossil record. “The best one that comes to mind is a large sea biscuit called Clypeaster,” Portell said. “It is known today in deeper water, in the Caribbean around 45 feet deep and deeper. There may have been people who have found them here, but they have never writthey occur. Finding fossils is helpful, and when all of the information is put together over time, they will be able to look at the bio diversity, said Portell. Biodiversity is the variety of species, their genetic make-up, and the natural See FOSSIL, page 7communities in which they occur. “By coming here and collecting a lot of fossils, that adds one more piece to the puzzle,” Portell said “(When) we get enough pieces together, then we get a better picture of what the environments were like, how robust the faunal were, what kind of animals lived, what kind of animals went extinct, and then we can compare that to the modern.” period. Portell said they found a substantial number of the sea biscuits at one of four GTMO fossil sites, dating back at least 120,000 years. When Portell and Toomey return to Florida, they plan to write a short paper “Once I’m done with the research aspect of it, I’ll publish papers describing the faunals,” he said. “I’ll describe new species and make comparisons to other faunal.” The collected specimens go back to the Florida Museum of National History where they will be treated similar to library books, said Portell “People will come and they will borrow the material and do research projects,” he said. Toomey, who assisted Portell in the fossil collection, said that the Naval Station care of the environment makes it an ideal place to study. “Everything we see is pretty much pristine and undisturbed,” Toomey said. “It has been well-protected from development and tourism.” The paleontologists are not the only ones who search for fossils in Guantanamo. Denise Burns, the Naval Station’s Inspector General, and her husband, Frederick, collect fossils as a hobby. “GTMO presents a rare opportunity for collecting fossils because they are almost everywhere,” Burns said. I walking from the Navy Exchange to even moving here.” Burns uses material from books published by Portell and Toomey to guide her fossil research and collection. The books, named “Fossil Invertebrates of the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba” are published in Roger Portell escavates a normally restricted site in GTMO Sept. 24. Portell found several undisturbed shell fossils that he planned to move to a museum in Florida where other paleontologists can use them for research projects. Photo by Terence Peck.

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5do more than $750,000 in sales this weekend. At the same time, the NEX will give away $75,000 in giftcards, prizes and rewards. “This includes three trips for two people each to New York, Miami and Las Vegas,” said Mohlman. The trips are worth $3,000 each. Only active duty servicemembers are eligible for the trips and winners can elect to receive the cash amount instead. Gift cards for up to $1,000 will be given away hourly from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. In addition to giveaways, the NEX has set up several times for the weekend’s special guests to give autographs. “This event has taken a lot of coordination on the part of my staff and I,” said Mohlman. “It’s very exciting and rewarding for us.” To learn more about the NEX Customer Appreciation Weekend, call 74119. The NEX also has catalogues featuring price reductions for this weekend only. For more information on the NEX or to view the catalogue online, visit www.navy-nex.com. NEXOctober 2, 2009 NEX Customer Appreciation Weekend Schedule of EventsOct. 211 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Shoe clinics @ NEX 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Sideswipe performs @ the high school 4 p.m.: – Combat Swimmer Stroke & Training class by Stew Smith @ Windjammer pool 8 p.m.: Late fee movie premiere introduced by stars Georgia Haege and Stephanie DanielsonOct. 36:30 a.m.: 5K starts @ NEX 8:15 a.m.: 5K race awards 9 a.m.: Store opens 9 a.m.: Customer T-shirt give away begins 10 a.m.: Stew Smith demonstration in front of NEX 10 a.m.: NEX gift card giveaways start 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Free lunch 11 a.m.: Sideswipe performs in atrium Noon: MUSN Tommy Stanley, Nashville Star Finalist performs 1 p.m.: “Medal of Honor” autograph session 2 p.m.: Sideswipe, Eric Wentz, & Stew Smith autograph session 2 p.m.: Last submission accepted for silent auction 3:30 p.m.: Stew Smith, Combat Swimmer Stroke &Training Class @ Windjammer Pool 3:30 p.m.: Sideswipe martial arts class in atrium 3:45 p.m. Last gift card giveaway of the day 4 p.m.: Grand prize give aways begin with Miami trip 4:30 p.m.: Announce silent auction winners 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas trip drawing 5 p.m.: New York trip drawing 5 p.m.: Humvee pullOct. 49 a.m.: Store opens 10 a.m.: NEX gift card giveaways start 11 a.m.: Wii Bowling competition in Electronics 11:30 a.m.: Tracy Lawrence and Late Fee autograph sessions 1 p.m.: Guitar Hero competition on stage 1 – 2 p.m.: Luncheon with “Late Fee” actresses Georgia Haege, Stephanie Danielson and 10 selected active duty members. 2 p.m.: Authors Eric Wentz and Stew Smith autograph session 3 p.m.: $2K new car sales gift card giveaway 4 p.m.: Last gift card giveaway of the day 4:30 p.m.: Sideswipe performance martial arts event in front of NEX 6 p.m.: MUSN Tommy Stanley, Nashville Star Finalist performs 7 p.m.: Tracy Lawrence performance in front of store 8 p.m.: Store closes federally owned buildings to decrease energy consumption 20 percent by fiscal year 2015, cent decrease per year. “I feel like we can make real changes in GTMO because we make our own electricity and water,” said Navy Cmdr. Wendy Halsey, the GTMO public rently spends more than $45,000 tax-payer dollars on energy per day, which adds up to more than $1.3 million per month. The public works department is doing its part in conserving energy by designing an incinerator that will produce energy as it burns trash. Halsey will include the base in her plans for energy awareness and conservation by enforcing federal mandates found in the EPAct. For example, refrigerators and coffee not designated as a com mon area will be removed. “Energy conservation is a culture-based concept that we need to develop across the board,” Halsey said. The public works department is also instituting a new collateral duty for members of each department and command on base called Building Energy Monitors (BEM). “BEM training will help us enforce energy guidesaid Navy Lt. j. g. Jonathan Charfauros. “Right now, we’re wasting energy.” Charfauros said public works’ challenge is to lower the standard for energy consumption basewide. Base residents help conserve energy at home by turning off computer monitors, televisions and lights when not in use. For more information or local energy conservation tips, call Charfauros at 4448 or Tim Wagoner 4017. Energy Awareness Month and energy conservation tips, visit www.energystar.gov. ENERGY U.S. Environmental Protection Agency v Public Law 109-58, Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005 f DoN Energy Program navyenergy.navfac.navy.mil DoN Energy Task Force “Department of the Navy Energy Energy Saving Tips m Energy Saving Tips for Kids

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6MWR HappeningsCaptain’s Cup scheduleOCT . 5Volleyball6 p.m. W.T. Sampson Lady Pirates vs. 525TH MP BN 7 p.m. GTMO Latinos vs. W.T. Sampson Pirates vs. Hospital HittersFlag Football7 p.m. U.S. Naval Hospital vs. Island Flavor 8 p.m. U.S. Naval Hospital vs. CSG 9 p.m. NAVSTA vs. 525 EnforcersOCT . 6Volleyball6 p.m. 525TH MP BN 7 p.m. P.I. Ballaz vs. GTMO AssassinsFlag Football7 p.m. NAVSTA Security vs. U.S. Coast Guard 8 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean 9 p.m. CSG vs. 525 Enforcers OCT . 7Flag Football7 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean vs. U.S. Naval Hospital 8 p.m. MCSFCo. “First to Fight” vs. Pirates of the Caribbean vs. NAVSTA OCT . 8Volleyball vs. W.T. Sampson Lady Pirates 7 p.m. W.T. Sampson Pirates vs. JTF Iguanas vs. Hospital Hitters vs. GTMO LatinosOCT . 9Flag Football7 p.m. Island Flavor vs. Pirates of the Caribbean 8 p.m. NAVSTA Security vs. MCSFCo. “First to Fight” 9 p.m. U.S. Naval Hospital vs. U.S. Coast Guard WH AT’S HAPPENIN G IN GTMO? OKTOBERFEST IN BOUNDS FISHING TOURNAMENT at the Marina MISSION NUTRITION CLASS at the Windjammer people. FMI or to sign up contact Karissa Sandstrom @ COLLEGE GAME DAY at O’Kelly’s. Watch assortment of college football games on 4 big screen TVs every Sat OCTOBER LIBERTY EVENTS Night Fishing @ Marina Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Dinner and a Movie @ Marine Hill Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Moviesare canceled indefinitely dueto maintenance tothe sound system. Sunday-2000 TheTimeTravelersWife PG13108minOct.4SaturdayOct.3-2200 Surrogates PG1389minFriday-2000 Cloudywitha ChanceofMeatballs PG90min Oct.2SaturdayOct.3-2000Fame PG107minWednesdayOct.7-2000 TheInformant R108minFridayOct.2-2200 LateFee NR80minTuesdayOct.6-2000 TheGoods R89minMonday-2000 PostGrad 89minOct.5PG13Friday07-8pm PG96min AugustMyLifeintheRuinsFriday07-10pm R95min AugustTheTakenofPelham123Saturday08-8pm P13108min August TheProposal GSaturday08-10pm R102min August LandoftheLostWednesday12-8pm PG53min AugustHarryPotterandthe HalfBloodPrinceTuesday11-8pm Hangover PG92min AugustMonday10-8pm ImagineThat PG107min AugustSunday09-8pm YearOne PG97min August ThursdayOct.8-2000 TheHurtLocker R125min Moviesare canceled indefinitely dueto maintenance tothe soundsystem. TEAM WINS LOSSES MEN’S VOLLEYBALL1. Hospital Hitters 2 0 2. Latinos 3 1 3. P.I. Ballaz 3 1 4. Hawgs 2 2 5. Assassins 1 2 6. Pirates 0 2 7. Iguanas 0 3WO M EN’S VOLLEYBALL1. Sparkle Monkeys 3 0 2. Lady Pirates 1 2 3. 525th MP BN 1 3 MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL1. Wolfpack 5 0 2. Security 5 0 3. Coast Guard 5 1 4. MCSFCo. 3 3 5. Pirates 3 3 6. USNH 2 3 7. 525 Enforcers 1 4 8. NAVSTA 1 5 9. CSG 0 6WO M EN’S FLAG FOOTBALL1. Naval Hospital 5 1 2. Pirates 3 2 3. Island Flavor 0 5 CAPTAIN’S CUP STANDIN GS CO-ED SO F TBALL1. Crush 8 1 2. Violators 6 3 3. Latinos 6 3 4. Naval Hospital 4 5 5. Puerto Rico 480th MP’S 2 7 6. Hawgs 1 8

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7 (2) Dell Studio Laptop. 15” scrn. Lit keyboard, webcam. $750. FMI call 4577/90554. (2) Pink iPod 8GB w/ Nike armband $120; Pavers $25 per 25; DVD Player $40 FMI 9800/75865. (2) SafariLand Class II ballistic body armor with Class III chest plate & trauma reduction pack.$500. FMI 74466/8345. (1) Schwinn Coronado mountain bike. In good condition. $180 w/ helmet. FMI call 79587. (1) Large Weber BBQ Grill $40. FMI 9794 /77003. (1) FREE computer cabinet. FMI, 77104. (1) Medium Weber BBQ Grill $35 FMI 9794/77003 (1) Whirlpool Washer/Dryer. In good shape. $100. Call 77650, 84042. (1) G.E. Microwave – Clean/ White/1.0. cu/ft./works great! $35. FMI 9794/77003. (1) Purses, shoes, bath towels & rugs, inflatable bed (full size), African art work. FMI call 9830 or 77792. (1) ASDL modem. Works with Phoenix. $50. FMI call 79561 / 2254. (1) Gowns for sale. Various sizes and styles. $60 each. FMI call 78197. (1) 36” rear proj flat screen JVC. $300 obo, 30G Black IPOD, $200. DVDs $3. Call 79404 / 84073. (1) High performance paintball gun: 08 ETEK EGO with TADAO Board, DYE ULTRALITE Barrel, Crossfire Airtank, B2 Hopper, $700. 77596. (1) Pool Table Slate Top, new red felt with cues, racks, balls, matching red cover $700 OBO. FMI 84261/79556. (1) Large rug Perfect for living room or under bed $60. FMI 84261/79556. FOR SALE VE H I C LE S/BOAT S 95K miles, good condition. $5,650 OBO. Call 44670 or 77688 or e-mail kathygaynor@hotmail.com. (2) ‘92 Ford Taurus, good condition. $1,500 OBO. FMI call 79607/8374. (2) ‘07 Ford Focus 2 door hatchback. 13K miles, great condition. Best offer. Call 73948/84910/8629/8633. (2) ‘00 Ford Explorer, Black, good condition. CD player, 4 door. $5800 OBO. Call 4017/79516. (2) 26’ Cruiser’s Bonanza w/ Cabin. 175hp Johnson call 84261, 79556, 74844. (2) Cobia 19’ Speedboat. Perfect for wakeboarding, tubing etc. FMI call 74466/8345. $7,000 value, will take best offer. (1) ‘07 Ford Focus 2 door hatchbackblue, 13,000 miles, $7,500 OBO. FMI call 73948 / 84910. (1) ‘98 Nissan PathFinder call 8090/79658. (1) ‘90 Dodge 350 Van for sale. $1000 obo. Call 72205 or 77925. (1) ‘92 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 Brown and Black $2,000. OBO. FMI 79321. (1) ‘95 Ford Windstar Van, $3,500 OBO. FMI 72117, 72058, 75597. (1) ‘00 Chevy Blazer 4X4 SUV. $6000 OBO. FMI 77361 / 3214. (1) ‘93 Ford 350XL diesel Ambulance for sale. $2000. Call 72205 or 77925. (1) ‘08 Hyosung GT250 R. Helmet & Gloves Included. $2700. FMI Call 75588. JO BS(2) Substitute teacher position open at W. T. Sampson. $95/full day, $47.50/half day. Apply at W. T. Sampson High School main campus. FMI call 3500. (2) School information e-mailed to MI SC.Free to a good home: 4-month old male Basset YARD SALE SOct. 4: 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Villamar 2228B. Mostly baby clothes.October 2, 2009 C LA SS IFIED Stwo parts. Part one published in August 2008, covers the Pleistocene Marine Mollusca. Part two, which was published in September 2008, is about the Pleistocene corals. Both books contain pictures of the fossils and their “Being a collector since childhood, I plan to increase my collection and use the books produced by Roger and Jim to identify the items I have,” Burns said. “If time permits, I’d like to add fossils to the seashell collection display at the library. Many scientists visit Guantanamo Bay to do fossil and information on the environment. “Studies conducted on the living organisms helps us in determining if our management efforts are working or potentially where we need help,” said Michael McCord, NAVSTA GTMO’s Environmental Director. “By looking at the ecosystem as a whole we can make decisions based upon what is good for all, not just what is good for one organism.” Burn encourages anyone stationed at Guantanamo with an interest in fossils to join Portell and Toomey should they return. “Roger Portell and Jim Toomey are amazing people, and I would encourage anyone with an opportunity to spend time with them to do so,” Burns said. “They encourage amateurs to collect because we have more time and we might actually wonders nature has given us.”FOSSIL Hound puppy, all shots up to date. FMI call 77104. Wanted: A sturdy computer desk and chair. Call 79404 or 84073. Technician @ W.T. Sampson. $17,174 to $39,161/ yr. Apply at W. T. Sampson High School main campus. FMI call 3500. (1) GEO Group seeks Admin Clerk/HR Rep. Must be U.S. citizen, pass background check, drug test and medical evals. FMI call 76500 or e-mail ylacaba@ geogroup.com. ANNOUN C EMENT SCommunity Bank Hours: M, W, F: 8-10 a.m. are mer chant hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. are regular business hours. T, Th: 8-11 a.m. to open new accounts only. FMI call 75116. Ashlyn Blake Mumpower, daughter of Aaron and Christina Mumpower, turned 1 Sept. 26. The Guest Reader Program will begin the second week of Oct. 2009. Members from the GTMO community are invited to read to students in grades K-5. Guest Readers will read a favorite children’s story and share how reading is important to them in life or work. FMI call Taylor Edwards at 2207. Internet services will be interrupted due to Sun Outage for about 5-10 minutes on the following days: Oct. 3, 10:25 – 10:32 a.m. Oct. 4, 10:25 – 10:32 a.m. Oct. 5, 10:26 – 10:30 a.m. FMI call 77362 or 77479. Long Distance calls and Commercial Internet services will be inter rupted due to Sun Outage on the following days: Oct. 2, 2:44 – 2:54 p.m. Oct. 3, 2:43 – 2:53 p.m. Oct. 4, 2:43 – 2:48 p.m. FMI call 77362 or 77479. The entire Windjammer Complex will be closed Oct. 5 due to maintenance. Roger Portell holds up a cockle shell after digging it out of the ground at a restricted site in GTMO Sept. 24. Photo by Terence Peck.

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From Department of Defense WASHINGTON (NNS)—The Department of Defense (DoD) announced Sept. 30 details for the temporary expansion of the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP). Using $555 million in funds from the American Re covery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this program is designed to partially reimburse eligible military personnel, surviving spouses, and federal civilian them to relocate and sell their primary residence at a loss. Potential eligible personnel include: Active and former service members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard; Civilian employees of the DoD, Coast Guard, and non-appropriated fund activities; and Surviving spouses of both fallen service members and civilian employees. Potential eligible personnel who have sold a primary home for a loss or are considering selling their home are encouraged to visit the DoD HAP Web site criteria, and if eligible, apply online. tance to military personnel and DoD civilians since 1966, mainly at base realignment and closure (BRAC) sites where government action caused a decrease in market home values. While the HAP expansion is not designed to pay 100 percent of losses or to cover all declines in value, it can help protect eligible aplosses in their home values. Supporting military families is one of administration’s highest priorities and includes leadership and engagement by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. In February 2009, the Congress provided ARRA funding for a temporary expansion of the HAP to address nel who are forced to relocate during these unusually adverse housing market conditions. After conduct ing an extensive analysis to determine how best to assistance to as many people as possible, the DoD care of people in the greatest need. These program details have been published in the Federal Register and are now available for public comment. ARRA funding allows the DoD to temporarily expand HAP to partially reimburse losses from the sale of a primary residence in the following priority order: 1. Homeowners wounded, injured, or ill in the line of duty while deployed since Sept. 11, 2001, and relocating in furtherance of medical treatment; 2. Surviving spouse homeowners relocating within two years after the death of their spouse; 3. Homeowners affected by the 2005 BRAC round, without the need (which existed under previous law) to prove that a base closure announcement caused a local housing market decline; and 4. Service member homeowners receiving orders dated on or after Feb. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2009, for a permanent change of station (PCS) move. The orders must specify a report-no-laterthan date on or before Feb. 28, 2010, to a new duty station or homeport outside a 50-mile radius of the service member’s former duty station. These dates may be extended to Sept. 30, 2012, based on availability of funds. Each of these general categories has more speupdated at the DoD HAP Web site (http://hap. usace.army.mil). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers executes the program for all military branches and HAP administrators will immediately start processing applications.Details Released on $555 Million Homeowners’ Assistance Program Excess Pet To/From DoD Non-DoD Non-Fed Baggage Charges Fiscal Year 2010 AMC Terminal Reserved Ticket Prices The Child and Youth Programs will be hosting Parent’s Night OutOct. 10, 5:30 p.m.-midnight at the Youth CenterFMI, call Suzet Williams at 3664


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