Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098616/00264
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Title: Guantánamo Bay gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Naval Base
Place of Publication: Guantánamo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 07-13-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note: Current issue plus archived issues covering the most recent 12 months.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 57204860
System ID: UF00098616:00264
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USS Nicholas Visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay MC1(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor USS Nicholas (FFG 47) makes a port call at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, July 13. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate visited the installation to receive fuel, water and supplies. O liver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Nicholas (FFG 47) visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, July 13. USS Nicholas made the port call at the naval station to receive fuel, water and supplies. USS Nicholas has been conducting drug interdiction operations in the Caribbean, said Quartermaster 2nd Class Dennis Steel, a dock-master with NS Guantanamo Bays Port Operations department. We are providing them with a variety of servicesespecially fuel, before they head back to their homeport, Norfolk, Va. The naval station is a logistical hub for military vessels operating in the Caribbean theater. The installations Port Operations department provides operational support for more than 150 ships a year. USS Nicholas was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Maj. Samuel Nicholas, the first commanding officer of the U.S. Marines.


Navy Issues New Shore Energy Policy Chief of Naval Operations Shore Readiness Division T he Navy issued a new energy policy that will drive energy consumption reduction at all Navy installations, transform the shore energy culture and seek new or existing technical solutions for reducing energy, ocials announced July 10. e Shore Energy Management Instruction signies a complete revision from the previous version published in 1994. e instruction codies Navys policy and strategy to ensure energy security as a strategic imperative, meet federal mandates and executive orders, and achieve Department of the Navy (DoN) shore energy goals. Since naval forces require constant support from shore installations, Navy is mitigating its vulnerabilities related to the electrical grid such as outages from natural disasters and man-made events by lowering consumption, integrating renewable energy sources and increasing control of energy supply and distribution. Energy reliability, resiliency and redundancy are essential components of the Navys Critical Infrastructure Protection program. Energy security is critical because warghters need assured access to reliable supplies of energy to meet operational needs aoat or ashore, said Job/Department: CMAA/LPO Age: 23 Home Town: Vallejo, California Quote: A winner never quits and a quitter never wins. Favorite TV Show: Secret Life of the American Teenager Favorite Hobby: Cooking Favorite GTMO Restaurant: Taco Bell Favorite Movie: Nanny McPhee Favorite Musician: Alicia Keys Currently Working On: Bachelors Degree in Political Science Hero: My Dad Greatest Passion: Making a difference How The Navy Has Improved Her Life: The Navy allowed me the opportunity to pursue higher education. Sailor Of The Week Because: Provided excellent customer service while supervising over 20 trouble calls in one week, and assisted in NEGBs Change of Command. MASTER-AT-ARMS 3RD CLASS BRITTANY WOODS Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Vice Adm. Phil Cullom. is instruction is just one example of how we are driving a spartan energy ethos in our shore operations. We are committed to cost-eectively achieving our energy goals by pursuing energy eciency, transforming our energy culture, and integrating renewable energy technologies, where viable. e revised instruction includes specic responsibilities and actions that commands and personnel ashore must take in implementing the Navy Shore Energy program. For example, each Navy installation will have a tailored energy consumption reduction goal based on its unique energy situation. By increasing energy eciency, Navy can reduce operating costs, multiply the impact of current and future alternative energy sources and achieve DoN renewable energy targets. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus laid out ve aggressive energy goals in October 2009 to improve energy security and eciency aoat and ashore and increase our energy security. To review the instruction, visit http:// greenfleet.dodlive.mil/files/2012/07/ OPNAVINST-4100.5E.pdf. For more information about the Navys Energy Program, visit www.greeneet.dodlive. mil or www.facebook.com/navalenergy. C ongratulations to parents Lourdes and Christian Schroeder, who welcomed Faith Carli Schroeder to their family, July 11. Faith Carli Schroeder was born at 10:06 a.m., weighed six pounds 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. New-Born Congratulations NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs


I n a world where there are constant technological inventions and Chaplain Jones NS Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Services Are You Listening? social networking ideas being introduced into society, it makes it harder to maintain strong interpersonal connections. e lack of interpersonal connection then causes the art of listening to become a rarity in todays society. Regardless of the latest inventions in communication, people still desire to have that person that they can rely on to provide a listening ear. e goal is to be an active C haplains Corner empathetic listener so that the person sharing feels that you were engaged and tried to understand the thoughts and feelings they are conveying. When we become better listeners it lessens the probablility of confusion, stress, lies, hurt feelings, and feelings of rejection. People begin to open up to their chain of command which then produces an environment wherein people feel accepted and experience a sense of community. Marriages are enhanced because both spouses now know that the other person is making an effort to understand. So I encourage you to take on the challenge of becoming a better active and empathetic listener regardless of professional position or social connection and expect to see a positive change. Elrod, Coast Guard Disrupt Drug Flow In The Caribbean U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs G uided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team recovered 91 packages of marijuana, weighing approximately 4,938 pounds, during an interdiction in support of Operation Martillo, July 3. The estimated wholesale value of the recovered drugs is more than $2 million. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 initially detected the go-fast vessel. The drug traffickers then began to jettison the contraband as the P-3 turned over tracking of the vessel to Elrod while USCG District 7 assumed control of the interdiction effort. An embarked SH-60 helicopter was launched with an airborne use of force (AUF) gunner on board to intercept the vessel and locate the debris field. In an attempt to get the vessel to stop, the gunner fired warning shots aft of the speedboat. When the vessel did not stop, the gunner fired disabling rounds, bringing the go-fast to a stop. In a coordinated effort, crews from Elrod and USCG LEDET recovered 91 packages of various sizes from the debris field, and through two narcotics identification kit tests, it was determined that the contraband was marijuana. Since the beginning of their deployment in January, Elrod and the embarked LEDET have seized approximately 9,630 pounds of cocaine and 4,938 pounds of marijuana, with a total wholesale value of more than $120 million. Operation Martillo (Spanish for hammer) is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. This joint service, interagency, and multinational operation is being led by Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a National Task Force charged with detection, monitoring, and supporting the interdiction of illicit trafficking in a 42 million square mile area primarily in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of operations. Operation Martillo is a component of the U.S. governments coordinated interagency regional security strategy in support of the White House strategy to combat transnational organized crime and the U.S. Central America Regional Security Initiative. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.


GM2 Waycee Parker attempts to demolish the window of a donated Chevrolet Suburban with a sledgehammer during the Navy Birthday Ball Committees Car Show fundraiser, July 7. Base residents had the opportunity to donate $5 per swing, with all proceeds supporting the 237th Navy Birthday Ball which will be held October 13 at the Windjammer ballroom. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NSGuantanamoBay


T he Navy Birthday Ball Committee at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted a car show fundraiser at the installations Downtown lyceum, July 7. Base residents who participated in the event displayed their personal operating vehicles (POVs) in a variety of categories including best island beater, raising funds for the annual birthday ball, taking place later this year. is event is all about entertaining the community, said Chief Master-at-Arms Eduardo Perez, Navy Ball Committee Chairman. Today we hope to bring people together. We have a small community here, and we greatly appreciate their support. Along with the worst vehicle award, contestants luxury POVs were eligible for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. ose who attended the event had the opportunity to donate money for a barbeque, a high mobility multi-wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) pull, a car audio sound o, and an opportunity to use a sledgehammer to vandalize a vehicle. All proceeds from the event support the 237th Navy Birthday Ball. NS Guantanamo Bays Public Works department donated an abandoned Chevrolet Suburban that was set to be disposed of, said Perez. Residents can pay $5 and take their frustrations out by taking a swing at the truck. After donning the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and armed with a sledgehammer, a safety observer stood by as participants attempted to destroy the windows, windshield, and body of the vehicle. Ive never smashed a window out of a vehicle, said Gunners Mate 2nd Class Waycee Parker. at was quite the motivating experience, and the money goes towards a good cause. Guantanamos Navy Ball Committee Host Car Show MC1(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor SMASH! CAR SHOW, 2012


Sexual Assault Prevention And Response Mobile Training Teams Readying For Deployment Chief Of Naval Personnel Public Affairs M aster Mobile Training Teams from the Navys Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Task Force are preparing to deploy worldwide to provide SAPR training to eet leaders, Navy ocials said July 12. Part of the Navys aggressive eorts to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential culture changes within the force, the 14 SAPR Master Mobile Training Teams (MMTTs) will deploy from Stacey Byington S oon-to-be mothers visiting U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH), either for pre-natal checkups or delivery, now have a special parking spot at the front of the hospital along with senior leadership. The sign was painted by Bremcor painters, Dennis Garcia and Ericson Sunga. Any expectant mother is welcome to use the space if it is available, regardless of rank or social status. It is located just beyond the automatic double doors of the hospital entrance. The MMTTs have a great journey ahead of them as they train our command leaders and provide tools critical to reducing sexual assault and promoting a culture of respect and professionalism in the force. the Center for Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) around the globe starting July 13 to provide SAPR leadership training (SAPR-L) to command leadership triads (commanding ocer/ocer in charge, executive ocer/assistant ocer in charge, and command master chief/chief of the boat/ senior enlisted advisor) in eet concentration areas and locations with signicant Navy presence. e command triads will then deliver the SAPR-L training to their command leadership, E-7 and above. e MMTT preparatory training to command triads will prepare the command triad to provide valuable SAPR training to ocers and enlisted leaders, explained Capt. Scott Seeberger, chief of sta for the SAPR Task Force. e MMTTs have a great journey ahead of them as they train our command leaders and provide tools critical to reducing sexual assault and promoting a culture of respect and professionalism in the force. SAPR-L will be the rst phase of this training utilizing a topdown leadership approach, said Seeberger. Weve structured the MMTTs to reect the command triad with a captain, commander and master chief. Weve also added a Judge Advocate General (JAG) ocer to each team to explain the legal procedures that follow an allegation of sexual assault and discuss recent changes in the Uniform Code of Military Justice that apply. e MMTT training is coordinated and hosted by CPPD and uses videos and a variety of methods to reinforce the fact that sexual assault is a crime and will not be tolerated in the Navy. Weve put a lot of time and eort into working with the contractor to ensure that the training is innovative, eective and relevant with todays Navy, said Capt. John Newcomer, CPPD commanding ocer. ere isnt a single brieng slide in the entire presentation the focus is on interaction and facilitated face-to-face discussion to provide command leaders the tools to develop and promote a culture of change. Nearly 650 SAPR-L training sessions are scheduled in the next month, providing training for regular and reserve commands. e few commands that are deployed and unable to host a MMTT can receive the training via Defense Connect Online. SAPR-L training must be completed for all E-7 and above by Sept. 30 and SAPR-L training completion will be documented by individual commands via the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS). Capt. Clark Price, commanding ocer of the Navy ROTC unit at Savannah State University and assigned as team leader for the Florida/Central Command MMTT, will present some of rst SAPR-L sessions, starting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. e training for the MMTTs was excellent; it got the teams up to the podium almost immediately and ready to prepare the command triads to conduct interactive training with their senior leadership, said Price. My team has an aggressive schedule of 11 cities in 30 days allowing us to see a lot of the eet. My team is looking forward to delivering the CNOs message on sexual assault prevention. Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-eective force in the history of the department of the Navy (DoN).


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Beauty Battalion Brings Massage Therapy To Guantanamo MC1(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor M orale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are hosting masseuse and massage therapists, July 10-24. Operating out of the upper level of the installations Windjammer facility, The Beauty Battalion is providing spa and beauty services to base residents. Were all here for a reason and we all know that our jobs can be very stressful at times, said NS Guantanamo Bay MWR Community Activities Director Stephen Prestesater. I believe that this service is crucial to the morale of the community and it allows us the opportunity to relax and be at ease with our day. Every now and then, we need a little taste of home. Based in Los Angeles, Calif., The Beauty Battalion is organized by businesswoman Elizabeth Kingston. This event marks the Beauty Battalion Massage Therapist Les Bennett provides theraputic pain relief for a GTMO community member at the upper level of the Windjammer, July 12. fourth time Beauty Battalion spa treatment professionals have visited NS Guantanamo Bay. Beauty Battalion offers a full service luxury spa experience, said Prestesater. They are providing the community with a variety of services including full-body massage, body waxing, aromatherapy, and facials. NS Guantanamo Bay is a remote military base and the only U.S. installation operating in a Communist country. Service members and their families as well as a host of civilian contractors are stationed on base. MWR organizes social activities for the base, but access to luxuries such as spa treatments is limited. According to Prestesater, The Beauty Battalions visit provides services that would otherwise be unobtainable for those stationed at the naval station. To make an appointment, contact liz@beauty-battalion.org or call extension 84356.