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NOV. 04, 2011 • VOL. 68 • NO. 45 • NAVY.MIL/LOCAL/GUANTANAMO • FACEBOOK.COM/NSGuantanamoBay

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CMDCM J.D. McKinney, the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Command Master Chief addresses Chief Petty Of ficers and 1st Class Petty Of ficers in the Bulkeley Hall auditorium. McKinney facilitated a Phase I training session as par t of the MCPON’s CPO-365 program. Photograph by MCC Bill Mesta.

CPO-365 Training Session Held at Guantanamo Bay MCC(SW) Bill Mesta

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs


embers of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba’s chiefs’ mess and first class petty officers’ mess conducted a training session geared towards preparing the first class petty officers for advancement, Oct. 27. The training session was held in support of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy’s (MCPON) CPO-365 program which is designed to prepare 1st class petty officers for the transition to chief petty officer. “The basic idea behind CPO 365 is to get the first class petty officer mess ready to advance to Chief,” said Navy Counselor First Class Abigail Greenleaf, of the naval station’s Command Career Counselor ’s office. “The Initial phase is to identify all the first classes and

begin the training process.” CPO 365 is a three phased program which culminates with the chief petty officer induction season. “The training session was part of one of the CPO 365 program and included the NS Guantanamo Bay Command Master Chief ’s expectations of prospective chief petty officers because all of our first class petty officers are gear towards advancing to the chief petty officer ranks,” Chief Navy Counselor Robert Pagtakhan, the naval station’s CPO 365 coordinator. The training sessions are held monthly at the naval station. “CPO-365 is a combination of training, networking and events that are designed to unite the first class petty officers and the chief petty officers,” said Pagtakhan. “We are striving to create an environment that transiFor more see CPO 365 • Page 6


Photocopying of Military ID Cards Prohibited MC1(SW/AW) Monique K. Hilley

Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs


ommander, Navy Installations Command issued an announcement reminding all personnel that the photocopying of military identification cards and common access cards (CAC) is strictly prohibited, Nov. 1. There have been recent incidents reported of commercial establishments photocopying U.S. government identification to verify military affiliation or provide government rates for service. These incidents are a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. Although commercial establishments may request to see military/ government identification, they may not photocopy or duplicate it in any way. Many military personnel and commercial establishments are unaware of the prohibition and the reasons it exists, which results in this being a fairly common practice.

Because of the access the cards grant, criminal elements and terrorist organizations place obtaining U.S. government identifications at a premium when planning acts against the U.S. military. If a copied military or government identification fell into the wrong hands, it could spell disaster for the Armed Forces and the nation. Unfortunately, there are no safeguards in place to prevent a counterfeit military/government identification card from being produced based on a photocopy provided to a commercial establishment. For this reason, personnel are requested to remain vigilant in ensuring they do not allow anyone to photocopy their identification cards. CNIC recommends that all personnel, both military and civilian, provide a state drivers license or other form of photo identification to be photocopied when there is a request for such information by a commercial establishment.


Kyle Spry n Job/department: NCTAMSLANT Base Communications Office n Age: 24 n Hometown: Las Vegas, NV n Quote: "Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously." n Hero: N/A n Favorite hobby: Fishing n Favorite book: The Broker

GTMO Girl Scouts Welcome New Members

n Favorite movie: Requiem for a Dream

MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes

n Favorite sports team: Anaheim Angels

Gazette Editor

The U.S. Girl Scouts of Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba celebrated the birth of Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low (Oct. 31, 1860) at W.T. Sampson elementary, Oct. 27. The event was held to welcome new girls to the scouts, and returning scouts back to the organization, while honoring the historic birthday. “Joining girl scouts is fun and exciting,” said Overseas Committee Chair Francesca Dietz. “This event was a time of celebration, and welcoming new members to the Girl Scout family.” Thirty-three girls ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors are currently enrolled in NS Guantanamo Bay’s Girl Scout chapter.

“Our program helps teach young women about themselves and life skills they can use in the future,” said Dietz. “It helps to make them into independent adults by teaching financial and leadership skills. It helps to build self-esteem and to be a good citizen.”

n Greatest passion: N/A

n Favorite GTMO restaurant: Jerk House n Favorite musician: Jaco Pastorius n Favorite TV showw: Revelations n How the Navy has improved his life: The Navy gave me the opportunity to travel the world

NS Guantanamo Bay’s Girl Scouts celebrate Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday during a welcoming ceremony at W.T. Sampson Elementary, Oct. 27.

n Sailor of the Week because: CE2 installed over 5000 feet of communications cable to repair, re-route, and install communication services to housing and JTF areas. His efforts ensured all affected areas were able to recieve and maintain phone and data communication services

S a f e t y D i d -Y a - K n o w

The Department of Defense has required the use of seatbelts while driving or as a passenger since the 1980’s. OPNAVINST 5100.12H states “Individuals must be aware of their personal responsibility in the Navy’s Traffic Safety Program”. The national average for seatbelt use is 82% according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Statistics show up to 74% of traffic fatalities occur at less than 25 MPH and less than 45 miles from home.





The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an authorized publication for members of the military services and their families stationed at 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. The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is printed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services with a circulation of 1,000.

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Guantanamo Bay’s NDACC To Analyze Abusive Trends MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor


aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay department heads met Nov. 4 to discuss goals and expectations during an organizational meeting of the naval station’s Navy Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee (NDAAC). NDAAC is responsible for analyzing alcohol usage trends at the installation and making policy recommendations to the commanding officer based on their findings. “Drug and alcohol abuse is an issue on every base,” said NS Guantanamo Bay Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) counselor Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Matthew Murcin. “One of the main things the council is concerned with is identifying issues that may be happening at GTMO that we can con-

trol, and provide positive feedback.” NDAAC will meet quarterly to discuss any alcohol related incidents, alcohol and drug related statistical data, and what can be done to correct substance abuse issues on base. “The message we are trying to promote is the responsible use of alcohol and deglamorizing abusive behavior related with alcohol consumption,” said Murcin. “The ultimate goal as Navy leadership is to ensure our Sailors safety, promote responsible alcohol use, and have a positive effect towards any issues service members may have.” NDAAC includes representatives from NS Guantanamo Bay’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Security, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Command Chaplain, SARP, and Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA) departments.

W.T. Sampson Schools Host Red Ribbon Week MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes Gazette Editor


he W.T. Sampson Elementary and High schools at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba participated in Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-28. Red Ribbon Week is an annual observance which offers activities designed for children that promote prevention and awareness on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. “Raising student, faculty, and family awareness to help combat alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse is a worthwhile endeavor,” said W.T. Sampson High School teacher Patricia Clark. “Many of our students expressed their appreciation for the knowledge they acquired during red ribbon week and enjoyed the competitive activities which motivated them to learn more.

Red Ribbon Week is a national observance in memory of Enrique Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent and former Marine, who gave his life fighting the battle against illegal drugs. “Our teachers were actively involved in the weeklong activities and expressed their appreciation for heightened student involvement,” said Clark. The Department of Defense (DoD) has officially participated in Red Ribbon Week since 1990, with the aim to reduce drug abuse among its members and their families. “Red Ribbon Week presents a critical opportunity for parents, educators, and communities to fight the constant battle against drugs by talking with children about real issues regarding drug use and abuse,” said W.T. Sampson Principal Sonja Rodriguez.

Chaplain’s Corner

Father John Kaul


NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, interim Catholic Pastor

izza Hut in Atlanta recently had a promotion for its spaghetti lunch menu. The company put up billboards all over town. One set of billboards featured a giant forkful of its $1.29 spaghetti special. Then a woman saw God’s face in the spaghetti. She told her story to the newspaper. Driving along, she was lost in thought over whether she should leave her church choir and become a professional singer. So she asked God for a sign. Well, as she tooled along the Atlanta thoroughfare, she saw the Michelangelo version of Jesus in the spaghetti photo on the billboard—the crown of thorns, deep set eyes, the nose, the dripping blood, everything. Needless to say, the woman is still a member of the church choir. Now her fellow Atlantans, of course, have begun studying the other Pizza Hut billboards for “signs”. Some have indeed seen various representations of God. Others have seen Willie Nelson, Tanya Harding, and Bill Clinton. Some look at the sign and are amazed to see the face of God. Others

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look at the sign and are amazed that Pizza Hut sells spaghetti. Haven’t you noticed how some people can be so obsessed looking for God where he isn’t that they fail to see him where he is? Many have become so jaded and cynical when it comes to matters of faith that they never realize the presence of God in their very midst. Square in the middle of life’s daily storms and tribulations God is present in the love and support of friends and family and even complete strangers. But so often our search for the spectacular blinds us to this historically common and simple style. You and I are his instruments of choice when it comes to displaying his power and influence in the day to day struggle. If we would only be more open to him and be done with our excuses about not being worthy enough or special enough—Who is?—there could be no end to the good we could do, no end to who we could become, no end to the influence we could have, in his name. And no one would be looking for a sign in the spaghetti.

NS Guantanamo Bay firefighters carry a mannequin training aid to safety during a “mass casualty� training exercise scenario at the Leeward Air Terminal, Nov. 3.

MASS CASUALTY GTMO Conducts Mass Casualty Training Exercise MC2(SW/AW) Justin Ailes

Gazette Editor


aval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba’s Installation Training Team conducted a ‘mass casualty’ training exercise, at the Leeward Air terminal and Northeast Gate, Nov. 3. The training scenario was held as part of NS Guantanamo Bay’s annual training and exercise plans, which evaluate the base’s readiness and ability to perform mission essential tasks during a crisis. “This is an ongoing process, providing a chance for multiple departments and commands to interface and coordinate their efforts,” said Installation Training Officer Kevin Robarge. “Continuous training and evaluations are a part of all branches of the military and part of our first responder ’s everyday life.” Staff from NS Guantanamo Bay’s Fire Department, U.S. Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Security Force Company, Air Operations, Public For more see Mass Casualty Drill • Page 6



CPO 365• From cover

tion into the chief petty officer induction season, once the selection results are released in August.” In addition to monthly training sessions, physical fitness sessions, social events and combined sporting events are held at the naval station. “The second phase of CPO 365 will begin once the Navy-wide advancement exam results come out,” said Greenleaf. “Those first class petty officers who are determined to be ‘board eligible’ will continue on in the program during this phase with more preparation to get them ready should we be selected as chiefs. “This program is providing insight for first class petty officers in terms of knowledge and expectations when we advance to chief,” said Greenleaf. “The chiefs are able to identify issues with first class petty officers early and get them steered in the right direction towards advancement.” The CPO 365 also gives the first class petty officers an

opportunity to build networking skills. “By getting to know the chiefs better, we learn who we should turn to for information about different situations we encounter as first class petty officers,” said Greenleaf. “Coming up through the Navy, we really aren’t taught networking, but the chief ’s mess runs off of networking so this skill is going to be very helpful.” The training session included a brief about the ‘Perform to Serve’ (PTS) program which was presented by Greenleaf. “We provided an overview of what PTS is, how the system works and broke down the different items that are taken into consideration to determine a sailor ’s future retention,” said Greenleaf. “This information was important for this audience because as chiefs and first class petty officers, we are guiding our sailors’ careers and need to understand the programs, and how those progrmas may affect them.”

Mass Casualty Drill• From page 5

Affairs, Base Operations, Port Operations, and Security, were evaluated while conducting emergency response operations. “Without testing our capabilities we will never know how well we are able to perform our mission,” said Robarge. The mock training exercise featured a small plane, in-flight emergency and crash landing, and a Humvee rollover accident. Both scenes involved simulated injuries requiring varying levels of care. “The information gathered from this exercise will be used to look at how we perform during an emergency, how our instructions and standard operating procedures (SOP) are written, and what changes can be made to improve them,” said Robarge. “Overall, the training provided those involved with an opportunity to do a detailed evaluation of their personnel and planned responses, ensuring the best possible outcome while improving installation readiness.”

A NS Guantanamo Bay firefighter assists CS3 Vernon Roberson to safety during a “mass casualty” training exercise scenario at the Leeward Air Terminal, Nov. 3.

GM1 Michael Braun Weapons Department








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DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME Base residents are reminded to roll their clocks back one hour Sat., Nov. 5. before retiring for the evening. HALF-OFF BOWLING Every Sunday, 1300-2300, Marblehead Lanes. FMI, call 2118.

JTF’S SAFE RIDE HOME. To prevent drinking and driving, those out drinking can take a safe ride home. Call 84913 or 84781.

‘04 Hyundai 59k miles, Cold A/C, Runs Great, Regular Oil Change, Many extras, asking $7,000. Call 78486.

NFL FOOTBALL SUNDAYS View your favorite game on one of eight monitors at O’Kelly’s. FMI, call 75503.

‘94 26’ Bayliner Pontoon Boat with 175 HP Evinrude engine. All fiberglasse boat w/blue canvas top. New battery, Pwr Panel, wiring, nav & deck lights. $7,500 OBO. Call 84039 or77705.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL Bring a friend and enjoy a pitcher of beer or soda and one large one-topping pizza ($13) while watching the game. FMI, call 75503.

The Mystery Machine, ‘94 Dodge Van and a GTMO icon; $2000 OBO. ‘96 Dodge Neon with new tires and great sound system, standard transmission $1600 OBO. Call 55104 or 84231 ‘01 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport, I-6, 5sp, Bikini top and full soft top. $6500/or Deal. Call 84115. ‘89 Chevrolet Celebrity, good condition, runs great, new battery, new alternator, new brake pads, $1450 Call 77127 ‘96 Black Honda Accord LX. a/c working, minor work needed best offer! must go! Call 77546. ‘08 Dodge Dakota SXT pickup 4 door manual, less than 16,000 miles, $15,000 OBO Call 77596. ‘09 Ducati 848, Full Termignoni Exhaust, Red with Carbon Fiber Highlights, Race chip installed, All OEM Parts and new Double Bubble Red Shield 6000 Miles. $11,000 Call 78107 or 55105. ‘07 Mercedes Benz E350 with Sport Package, 55K miles and 3 year extended warranty, fully loaded. Call 78107 or 55105.


Coby Portable AM/FM Radio/CD player $15, Call 4074 or 73834 NINTENDO DS in Mint condition, carry case and 13 games included. $130 OBO Call 72270 or 75569 Numark MixTrack Pro Digital Mixer With Virtual DJ LE 2 $150, HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop with new 500gb Hard drive, Windows 7 $300, Call 78107 or 55105 SCSI Modem with Ethernet and charging cables. Call 77708 or 72349


Futon, beige material. Good condition. $150, Call 75559 Living Room Table $25 OBO, Iron board $10, TV Stand with wheels $10. Call 78468 Race steering wheel $45 OBO, Call 77929 Dining room table w//6 chairs $100 OBO. Call 77431 after 1700.


Diamond Back Mountain Bike front/rear disc brakes $150. Includes helmet, reflective band and air pump, Title MMA Muay Thai 16 oz. Boxing/Bag gloves, $30, Everlast gel glove wraps $10, R2F Fish pole w/ Rod/Reel & starter kit $25, TUSA Liberator X fins M/L $15, Blue Reef 5mm neoprene hi-top,Zippered Dive Boot size 11 $15, or both for $25. Call 73834 TUSA M-16 Serene Mask $40, XS Scuba Sedona Elite snorkel $30, TUSA X-pert Zoom Adjustable strap Dive Fins $70, Medium Aqual Lung 1mm Full Wet Suit $70 OBO. Call Niki, 77191


Nov. 5, 0800, Paola Point #12

Nov. 12, 1200, West Bargo #45B

AMC ROTATOR CHANGE Beginning Jan. 7, 2012, Saturday flights will be going to NAS Jacksonville and NAS Norfolk. The Tuesday flights will be going to NAS Jacksonville and BWI. MARINE CORPS BALL The Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Windjammer Ballroom at 1800. Tickets are sold out. CLIPPER CLUB KARAOKE Karaoke is offered at the Clipper Club on Saturdays from 1900-2300. CHRISTMAS MAILING DEADLINES To ensure your cards and packages arrive to the U.S. on time, please ensure that you mail before the deadlines. Nov. 1 for Parcel Post. Dec. 1 for 1st Class letters/cards and priority parcels WINTER SAFETY STAND-DOWN A Safety Stand-down will be held on Nov. 17 from 0830-1430 in the Windjammer Ballroom. The event is open to the entire GTMO community. The stand-down is mandatory for all NAVSTA personnel. PUBLIC HEALTH FAIR The 2011 Annual Public health fair will be held at the NEX Atrium on Saturday Nov. 5 from 0800 to 1600. Influenza and Tdap immunizations will be offered free of charge. COMEDIAN CAROLINE RHEA Nov 10 at 2100 at the Downtown Lyceum. This show is an adult show and is open to those who are 18 years or older. BIG SCREEN FIGHT NIGHT Saturday Nov. 12 at 2100. Big screen at the Tiki Bar. Pacquiao vs Marquez. GTMO FIGURE COMPETITION Nov. 5 at the Windjammer at 1700. Participants should check in by 1700 with a 2000 start time for the competition. Participants will partake in 4 official poses and perform a 90 second routine. Spectators are welcome. FMI call 2113. EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL Weapons dept will be conducting ordinance disposal from Nov. 14-18. Base residents can expect loud explosions to occur on these day between 0800-1600.

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COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN CFC is being held at GTMO until Dec. 2. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this effort. For more information please call GM2 Carroll or CM1 Braun at 4931.


ANGER MANAGEMENT GTMO’s FFSC is offering Anger Management training on Nov. 8 from 1400-1600 in the FFSC Building. Call 4141 or 4153 to register.

Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164.

INTERVIEW TRAINING GTMO’s FFSC is offering interview training on Nov. 30 from 1330-1530 in the FFSC Building. Call 4141 or 4153 to register.


NAVIGATING FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT GTMO’s FFSC is offering Navigating Federal Employment training on Nov. 8 from 1400-1600 in the FFSC Building. Call 4141 or 4153 to register.

RECREATION ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES NF-02 ($8-$12/HR) FLEX. Local Hires. Open to CAC Card eligible hires. Assist with special events and entertainment. Some nights and weekends required. To apply for a job, call the MWR Human Resources Office at 74121 or stop by Bldg. 760.

NEW TO GTMO SPOUSE ORIENTATION GTMO’s FFSC is offering New to GMTO Spouse Orientation on Nov. 15 from 08001130 in the FFSC Building. Call 4141 or 4153 to register.

PART TIME TEST PROCTOR - Columbia College Campus.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT Nov. 11, Youth Center, 1800-2400. $10 per child. Payment and registration due by Nov. 9. FMI, call 74658.

PART TIME COMPUTER SUPPORT TECH Columbia College Campus. Applicants, please submit resumes to the Columbia College office by email to mpmatheny@ For detailed position descriptions, visit Columbia College is located in the Chapel Annex. FMI, call 75555.

TEEN HOLIDAY COOKING CLUB Nov. 18, Community Center, 1730. Enjoy the holidays by learning new holiday recipes. Open to 12-18 year olds. All you have to do is show up. FMI, call 55346. FAMILY FEAR FACTOR Nov. 19, Windjammer Pool, 1800-2200. This event is open to the community. Teams consist of three members including a child. Prizes will be awarded. FMI, call 74658.


NOV. 4

COMMUNITY BIKE-O-RAMA 8 p.m.: I Don’t Know How She Does It (new) Nov. 19, Downtown Lyceum, 0730-1030. PG13 90 min. Choose between two courses. FMI, call 10 p.m.: Drive (new) R 103 min. the Red Cross at 2511. THE BART WALKER BAND SATURDAY NOV. 5 MCSFCO and the GTMO Spouses Club 8 p.m.: Puss In Boots (new) present live music at the MCSFCO parade PG 90 min. deck Nov. 12. Gates open at 1530. Con- 10 p.m.: Don’tBeAfraidoftheDark (new) R 100 min. cert begins at 1700. Free to all hands. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, food and beverages for a sunset show on the SUNDAY NOV. 6 grass. I.D. is required. No glass bottles. 8 p.m.: Columbiana (last) Parking is limited. FMI, call 2114. PG13 109 min. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY Nov. 11, 0745-0830, Marine Hill Parade Field. Join GTMO’s Multicultural Observance Committee in honoring those who have served. 2011 TURKEY TROT Nov. 24, Denich Gym, 0800. 10K run and 2 mile walk. Free t-shirt to first 150 participants. Register by Nov. 18. Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by running. FMI, call 2113.

MONDAY NOV. 7 8 p.m.: Our Idiot Brother (last)


90 min.

TUESDAY NOV. 8 8 p.m.: Footloose


WEDNESDAY 8 p.m.: Warrior PG13

113 min.

NOV. 9

139 min. CRAFT FAIR Nov. 19, Windjammer Ballroom, 12001500. Crafters sign up at the Ceramics THURSDAY NOV. 10 Shop. $15 per table. Limited space is 9 p.m.: NO MOVIE Due to Comedy Show available. FMI, call 74795.

FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIES Now available at the CCC cafe’.


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Naval Station Gazette November 4

Nov. 4, 2011- Gazette  

Naval Station Gazette November 4