Guantánamo Bay gazette

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Guantánamo Bay gazette
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Description based on: Vol. 60, no. 40 (Oct. 3, 2003); title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2004).
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Latest issue consulted: Vol. 64, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 2007).

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Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Hosts Distinguished Visitor Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs A ssistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E) visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Aug. 13-14. Roger Natsuhara serves as the Navys principal policy advisor on energy programs and initiatives. He also oversees all Department of the Navy (DoN) functions and programs related to installations, safety and environment. During his visit to the base, Natsuhara was briefed on migrant operations and toured the base desalination plant, power plant, re station and neighborhood housing. Marines attached to the installations Marine Corp Security Force Company (MCSFCO) also provided Natsuhara with a brief on the history of the Northeast Gate. With a primary focus on energy, Natsuhara said that the goal for Guantanamo Bay and all Navy installations is a 50-percent alternative energy use. Visits such as this are important because they provide senior leadership with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities here at NS Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, said NS Guantanamo Bay Public Works Ocer Cmdr. Anthony Conley. e trip also reinforced the base mission and future capabilities, with or without the Joint Task Force (JTF), and presented us another chance to focus on the energy potential here with respect to renewable energy. e second day of Natsuharas visit consisted of a command brief by JTF personnel and a tour of their detainee camps and hospital. Our hope is that he left the installation understanding the need for ASN endorsement for some of our vital projects such as the power plant upgrade and re station project, to address critical shortfalls, said Conley.


Guantanamo Bay Kicks Off Annual DEFY Summer Camp N ineteen children at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba attended the opening day of the installations Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) summer camp, Aug. 15. e DEFY program is oered to children ages 9-12, and is NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs e children will benet from this program by taking away positive life-lessons which reinforce the message of reaching their full potential by avoiding drug and alcohol abuse. designed to deter at-risk behaviors by providing students the tools they need to resist substance abuse and develop positive social skills. e rst day of DEFY really sets the tone of the camp for the kids, said NS Guantanamo Bay DEFY Operations Coordinator Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jodie Hurlbut. e children will benet from this program by taking away positive life-lessons which reinforce the message of reaching their full potential by avoiding drug and alcohol abuse. Established in 1993, the DEFY program is in its 19th year of providing character development, drug education, and mentorship to military children. NS Guantanamo Bays eight-day DEFY day camp incorporates learning activities while involving representatives from numerous tenant commands and departments on base. Day one of the summer camp provided children with an interactive eld-trip to NS Guantanamo Bays Military Working Dog facility and training area where students witnessed a rst-hand demonstration of Security department K9s in action. e students learned how military working dogs and their handlers react in the presence of drugs or other detrimental contraband, said Hurlbut. Todays trip was an educational experience that provided information on the potential dangers in the world today. DEFY is a nationwide, professionally developed curriculum that incorporates key characteristics of successful substance abuse prevention programs as identied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We have numerous activities planned over the coming days and we are focused on providing a memorable and positive inuence on GTMOs youth, said Hurlbut.


I was trying to get a Space A flight at the AMC. Word was Chaplain John Van Dickens NS Guantanamo Bay Command Chaplain A More Perfect Plan there were only five available seats, and this early bird very much needed to get the worm. Lucky me, I signed up first on the list. The travelers arrived, including many more Space A want-tobes. What a relief to know that I did the hard work of getting up at 0330 to sign up. I wondered how many others would be disappointed to learn that they had failed to make the manifest, all the phone calls they would have to make, the extra expense at local hotels until the next flight, etc. Was I being selfish to be glad that I would not suffer their fate? As a chaplain, I live by the rule that it is better to give than to receive, but does that include giving up your seat to someone who comes in later than yourself, someone with that hopeless, pitifully sad look in their eyes? Before I knew it, justice and mercy, survival of the fittest C haplains Corner and sacrifice were all staring me in the face, vying for attention. I would like to say that I was ready to give up my seat if it meant someone else would be able to fly. Instead, I simply hoped that when I got up to accept my place onboard, the others would understand that it is simply the way it is--first come, first serve, nothing personal. Its a cold world of harsh reality sometimes, but one must learn to live with it, I thought. It was then that the terminal announced that all those flying Space A would be able to fly, from those who arrived as early as 0440, to the Johnny-come-latelys. I took my seat on the plane, and reflected on what I had just experienced. The world is indeed a place of harsh reality, sometimes. And occasionally we must accept the limitations of the rules and fairness and first come, first serve, some of us getting picked, others not. But then, sometimes, life gives us a glimpse of what true generosity is about, where in Gods eyes, all are welcome, all may fly, all are included, and nobodys left out. I only hope my ideas of rules and fairness and first come, first serve are willing to give way to that more perfect plan. USNH GTMO Asks If Immunizations Are Up-To-Date A ugust is National Immunization Month and U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO) wants to encourage everyone living and working at GTMO to make sure they are up-to-date on their immunizations. Lt. Sharon Enujioke USNH GTMO Pediatrician Immunizations begin at birth, and babies should get them at two, four, six, 12, and 18 months of age. These immunizations are important to prevent many life-threatening diseases that infants are at risk for acquiring. Immunizations have been instrumental in eradicating many life-threatening illnesses in the United States, such as polio and diphtheria. In recent years, globally, there has been a re-emergence of measles and pertussis. If any of our family members are pregnant, or planning on getting pregnant in the near future, it is important to update their Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) as it will prevent the baby from getting pertussis. Also, all family members who are in close contact with babies should update their immunizations. For any children enrolled in the Child Development Center (CDC) or starting school this year, it is a requirement that their immunizations be up-to-date. Immunizations begin at birth, and babies should get them at two, four, six, 12, and 18 months of age. ese immunizations are important to prevent many life-threatening diseases that infants are at risk for acquiring. e next set of immunizations is between 4 and 6 years of age, before a child starts school. Dont forget the yearly u vaccine. Flu vaccine is currently available for infants 6-36 months of age. Parents are encouraged to bring their young children into the Primary Care Clinic to receive this immunization to help prevent them from getting the u. For quick reference, the pediatric immunization schedule is provided: Birth: Hepatitis B, 2, 4, 6 months: Pediarix: consists of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), Hepatitis B, IPV (polio), Hib (haemophilus inuenza type b), PCV (pneumococcal), and Rotavirus. 12 months: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), VZV (varicella zoster vaccine), PCV, Hepatitis A, Hib 15-18 months: Hep A, DTaP 4-6 years: MMR, VZV, DTaP, IPV 11-12: MCV (meningococcal), HPV (Human Papilloma virus). No matter what the age, it is important to make sure that immunizations are kept up-to-date. It not only keeps people healthy, but it also prevents transmitting infections to others. Anyone with any questions about immunizations, or to ensure family member immunizations are up-to-date, please call the USNH GTMO Primary Care Immunization Clinic at 72306, or stop by the Immunizations Office any time, 8 a.m. noon, or 1 3:30 p.m.


T he Child and Youth Programs (CYP) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba hosted the Missoula Childrens eatre production company, Aug. 13-17. Forty Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) W.T. Sampson Elementary school students auditioned and were cast in this years production of Robin Hood, providing the children with a theatrical learning experience. Missoula Childrens eatre is a great experience for youth because it is not about making actors, its about giving youth life skills, said NS Guantanamo Bay CYP Youth Director Rachel Simpson. e community can expect a lot Missoula Childrens Theatre To Present Musical Production Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs of fun and to be blown away by the hard work these young people have put into this production. Missoula Childrens eater instructors focus on the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Students rehearsed throughout the week while learning skills specic to the theatre and musical production. e children learn how to work together, overcome fear and anxiety, and accomplish a large task in a very short period of time, said Simpson. is is a great tool for young people to exercise themselves in a creative way. e theatre production of Robin Hood will be held at the installations Windjammer ballroom August 17, 6 p.m.


W T. Sampson School opens its doors to students August 27. The first bell rings at 0745 and instruction begins at 0750. The school day ends at 1435 every day. If you havent yet registered your students, please stop by the elementary campus to fill out the required paperwork. In addition, dont forget to bring a copy of the sponsors orders and/or letter of employment, Sonja Rodriguez W.T. Sampson School Principal family entry approval, each childs birth certificate or passport, shot record and previous school records. Bus routes will remain the same as last school year. If changes are necessary, we will ensure that families are notified in a timely manner. Although students have the option of riding the bus, we ask that our community be cognizant of students that choose to walk or ride their bicycles to school and exhibit extra caution while driving. Kindergarten School Supply List Non-rolling backpack labeled with childs name Complete change of clothes in Ziploc bag labeled with childs name Package of baby wipes 1 box of Ziploc bags (any size) 2 boxes of 24-pk Crayola crayons 1 box of ne-tip Crayola markers (classic colors only) 1 box of broad-tip Crayola markers (classic colors only) 1 pair of Fiskars round-tip scissors 1 package of glue-sticks 1 roll of Scotch tape 1 box of tissues (Kleenex) 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 can of Lysol spray First Grade School Supply List 10 pencils 2 glue sticks Scissors 2 Erasers Markers Pencil Box for supplies 2 folders with brads 1 box of Kleenex 1 roll of paper towels Plastic baggies 2 boxes of disinfecting wipes 2 bottles of Germ X Crayons Second Grade School Supply List 1backpack (no wheels please) 1 lunchbox (optional) 1 Second Primary notebook (non-spiral) 2 #2 pencils to be replenished frequently 1 large eraser 1 set of colored pencils 1 small box of crayons 1 glue stick 1 pair of scissors 1 ruler (12 inches & 30 centimeters) 1 plastic folder with horizontal pockets 1 yellow highlighter 1 supply box (large enough for school supplies but not too big) 1 set of Expo dry erase markers Third Grade School Supply List 5 pocket folders 1 box of 16 or 24 crayons 2 glue sticks 1 centimeter/inch ruler 1 pair of scissors 1 pack of loose-leaf, wide-lined notebook paper 1 3-subject, wide-lined spiral notebook 10 #2 pencils 1 box of tissues 1 large eraser 1 package of pencil top erasers Fourth Grade School Supply List 3 single subject, wide ruled notebooks Notebook paper, wide ruled 5 folders Pencils Crayons Colored pencils Pencil box Scissors Glue 2 highlighters (any color) Green pens (revising) Red pens (editing) Binder 2 or 3 Pocket Dividers5 subjects Fifth Grade School Supply List Tissues Lined loose-leaf notebook paper Writing notebook Pencil Box Sharpener Pencils Colored pencils Red pens (one pack) Green pens 1 folder w/ pockets Middle School Supply List Package of pencils Colored pencils Markers Black ne tip permanent marker (ie. Sharpie) Colored pens (not black or blue ink) Highlighters Erasers Pencil sharpener Glue sticks Single or double sided Scotch tape 2 or 3 3-ring binder Dividers for binder Notebook paper 10 composition books (no spirals please)


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F ireghters at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba responded to a report of a brush re near the installations pest control facility, Aug. 14. e Fire department Training Chief and personnel from Engine 2, Ladder 1, Chief 2, Inspector 2, and Inspector 3, eectively contained the blaze, which caused damage to approximately 1.25 acres of grass. A cut-o fuse near the top of power pole was loose, said NS Guantanamo Bay Fire Investigator Cliord Foley. Movement of the cut-o fuse caused it to drop slag to the grass below, igniting the re, and cutting power o to the pest control building. e Fire department was quick to get on scene, deploy hoses, determine the power was shunted, and extinguished the re before it spread upwards toward the dry vegetation on the large hill behind the facility. Utilities contractors with IAP Worldwide Services provided technical assistance once the aected area was declared a safe working environment. IAPs general foreman was on-scene when the Fire department arrived, said Foley. After the re was extinguished, the foreman had electricians conrm the cause of the re and was able to tighten down the cut-o fuse to prevent it from moving and creating more slag. e cut-o fuse was not damaged, so IAP was able to quickly correct the problem and restore power to the lines. e pest control facility was the only aected area on base in conjunction with the power outage. is vegetation re proves that the land is very dry and potentially could have been worse if not extinguished quickly, said Foley. All base personnel should take extra precautions to practice re safety. Community members should avoid throwing cigarette butts out of car windows and properly dispose of cigarette butts using approved cigarette receptacles, avoid using briquette barbeques, and avoid lighting campres during high winds, according to Foley. Only use approved campre pits and make sure you go to the Fire departments administration get a campre or bonre permit, advises Foley. It takes one careless mistake to create massive devastation. It takes a small re source, with the right conditions, and a large re could change the landscape of GTMO for years. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs

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