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Professional Dance Group Rocks GTMO
MCSN Jason Bawgus Photo Journalist Naval Station Guantanamo
Bay youth pose with the Capital Movement Dance team following the Hip Hop Dance clinic, Aug. 7.
MCSN Jason Bawgus Photo Journalist
uantanamo Bay youth had a unique opportunity to attend a free dance clinic taught by the professional dance group, Capital Movement, Aug. 7. Capital Movement is a dance team based out of Washington D.C. and travels around doing clinics and performances for military bases. “We really enjoy getting to travel around and give back to the families that are serving our country,” said Kyle Campell , a dancer with Capital Movement. “I really enjoy working with the kids and watching them perform the routine at the end of the night really makes this enjoyable.” The mission of Capital Movement, Inc. is to build better lives through dance. They strive to provide programs and opportunities for all, despite socioeconomic barriers, by offering traveling classrooms for schools and community partners in need of arts education programming. They assist young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds via dance scholarship programs as well as training at their summer camp intensives, annual conventions, and outreach classes. The Hip-Hop dance group was sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment and Guantanamo Bay Morale and Welfare Recreation (MWR).
“The kids here were very responsive right from the start and that makes the class really fun,” said Miranda Jenkins, a dancer with Capital Movement. “As soon as they showed up they were ready to get down and have fun, that’s what the class is all about.” The Hip-Hop class lasted about 45 minutes and started out with some stretching activities. Later the instructors would get up and walk the kids through step by step the moves to their routine before putting it to music and repeating. “It is nothing to serious, we really just want the kids to have fun,” said Campell. “It’s great for them to have a few moves so that next time they hear one of these` songs they can just break down without having to think about it.” About 30 kids showed up to the event and learned a new dance that they preformed the night of August 7 at the W.T. Sampson Lyceum along with their instructors. Prior to the kid’s performance the dance group performed an hour long routine for those in attendance. “Getting to see them perform for their parents is really what brings it all together for me,” said Jenkins. “You can tell they are proud of themselves and we are proud of them too.”
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MAC(SEL)Joshua A. Bright, enlisted in the US Navy from Wheat Ridge, Colorado in 1997. Since then, he has served at duty stations USS ESSEX (LHD-2), USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), United States National Support Element Larisa Greece, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Two Detachment 23, MA “A” School, Naval Technical Training Center Lackland Air Force Base, TX. During which he volunteered for an Individual Augmentee assignment and was assigned to Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, JTF Guantanamo Bay Cuba. He is now part of NSF NAVSTA VOL. 70 • NO.27
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MAC(SEL) Jessica Brown was born in Monroe, Georgia and graduated from Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. She enlisted in the United States Navy on 28 June 2000. In 2004 she went to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in Norfolk, Virginia. In July 2007, she reported to Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina. In August 2011, she reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to attend Military Police Investigator course. She is now part of NSF, Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
NDC(SEL) Christopher E Kerr was in born Medina, Ohio 22 April 1983. His duty stations have been SIMA Norfolk, EODMU6 Charleston SC, USS Frank Cable located in Guam and NAVSTA GTMO.
BMC (SEL) Bob Didier is a native of Manning, Iowa and joined the Navy on 23 July 2002. He attended Recruit Training Command and Seaman Apprenticeship School in Great Lakes, IL. His Sea Service Commands consist of USS Stump (DD-978), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS Boxer (LHD-4), Amphibious Construction Battalion One and Naval Security Forces Bahrain. He reported to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on 17 March 2012.
UTC(SEL)(SCW/DV) Jacob Waggoner was born on June 8, 1982 in Tulsa, OK He past duty stations have been NMCB 3, Underwater Construction Team 2 (UCT-2) Naval Diving and Salvage Diving Center and is currently stationed out of Little Creek, VA at Underwater Construction Team 1(UCT-1).
MCC(SEL) Larry Baruwa a native of Washington DC enlisted in the Navy in January of 1999. His first duty station was in San Diego, California aboard USS Carl Vinson working as a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod Technician. He was then assigned to Fighter Squadron 32 in Oceana, Virginia where he deployed to the USS Harry Truman and completed two Mediterranean deployments, followed by assignments to Naval Media Center, DC, and Fleet Public Affairs Center Norfolk, and currently assigned to Expeditionary Combat Camera in Norfolk.
AMC(AW)(SEL) Christopher G. Rice enlisted on 27 March 1996. Duty stations include Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE (VQ-3) Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR EIGHT (HSL48) Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO THREE (VX-23) Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, and HSM-42 transitioned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron SEVEN TWO (HSM-72) Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida in Weapons Department at Naval station Guantanamo Bay.
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SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE ON REDUCING CIVILIAN FURLOUGHS TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013: When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next month, managers across DoD are making final decisions necessary to ensure we make the $37 billion spending cuts mandated by sequestration, while also doing everything possible to limit damage to military readiness and our workforce. We are joined in this regard by managers in non-defense agencies who are also working to accommodate sequestration cuts while minimizing mission damage. As part of that effort at the Department of Defense, I am announcing today that, thanks to the DoD’s efforts to identify savings and help from Congress, we will reduce the total numbers of furlough days for DoD civilian employees from 11 to 6. When sequestration took effect on March 1, DoD faced shortfalls of more than $30 billion in its budget for day-to-day operating costs because of sequestration and problems with wartime funding. At that point we faced the very real possibility of unpaid furloughs for civilian employees of up to 22 days. As early as January, DoD leaders began making painful and far reaching changes to close this shortfall: civilian hiring freezes, layoffs of temporary workers, significant cuts in facilities maintenance, and more. We also sharply cut training and maintenance. The Air Force stopped flying in many squadrons, the Navy kept ships in port, and the Army cancelled training events. These actions have seriously reduced military readiness. By early May, even after taking these steps, we still faced day-to-day budgetary shortfalls of $11 billion. At that point I decided that cutting any deeper into training and maintenance would jeopardize our core readiness mission and national security, which is why I announced furloughs of 11 days. Hoping to be able to reduce furloughs, we submitted a large reprogramming proposal to Congress in May, asking them to let us move funds from acquisition accounts into day-to-day operating accounts. Congress approved most of this request in late July, and we are working with them
to meet remaining needs. We are also experiencing less than expected costs in some areas, such as transportation of equipment out of Afghanistan. Where necessary, we have taken aggressive action to transfer funds among services and agencies. And the furloughs have saved us money. As a result of these management initiatives, reduced costs, and reprogramming from Congress, we have determined that we can make some improvements in training and readiness and still meet the sequestration cuts. The Air Force has begun flying again in key squadrons, the Army has increased funding for organizational training at selected units, and the Navy has restarted some maintenance and ordered deployments that otherwise would not have happened. While we are still depending on furlough savings, we will be able to make up our budgetary shortfall in this fiscal year with fewer furlough days than initially announced. This has been one of the most volatile and uncertain budget cycles the Department of Defense has ever experienced. Our fiscal planning has been conducted under a cloud of uncertainty with the imposition of sequestration and changing rules as Congress made adjustments to our spending authorities. As we look ahead to fiscal year 2014, less than two months away, the Department of Defense still faces major fiscal challenges. If Congress does not change the Budget Control Act, DoD will be forced to cut an additional $52 billion in FY 2014, starting on October 1. This represents 40 percent more than this year’s sequester-mandated cuts of $37 billion. Facing this uncertainty, I cannot be sure what will happen next year, but I want to assure our civilian employees that we will do everything possible to avoid more furloughs. I want to thank our civilian workers for their patience and dedication during these extraordinarily tough times, and for their continued service and devotion to our department and our country. I know how difficult this has been for all of you and your families. Your contribution to national security is invaluable, and I look forward to one day putting this difficult period behind us. Thank you and God Bless you and your families.
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NMRC Researchers Help Demonstrate Vaccine Protects the leader of the NMRC effort to bring this vaccine strategy to licensure, I see Against Malaria the U.S. Navy paving the way to a vaccine which can be used within the next From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs
SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) partnered with other federal and industry partners to publish the results of a successful clinical trial of a new malaria vaccine Aug. 8. NMRC researchers played a key role in the design of the study, particularly in testing the efficacy of the vaccine by exposure to infectious mosquitoes and in the volunteer follow-up. “The work done by researchers at the Naval Medical Research Center and their colleagues represents a big step forward for malaria vaccine research,” said Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy Surgeon General and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. “Navy Medicine researchers began working on this vaccine in the early 1970’s with unwavering commitment. Their efforts have been instrumental to this study.” This is the first time that 100 percent protective efficacy has been achieved in any clinical trial testing a candidate malaria vaccine. “Our NMRC researchers are dedicated to conducting medical research to enhance deployment readiness of DoD personnel worldwide and to protect our warfighters in harm’s way,” said Nathan. The vaccine used in this clinical trial was given at varied doses by intravenous injection to 40 volunteers from October 2011 to October 2012. Three weeks after the final immunization, volunteers were exposed to the bites of five mosquitoes carrying infectious Plasmodium falciparum malaria. At the highest vaccine dose, six of nine volunteers receiving four doses and six of six volunteers receiving five doses were protected against malaria infection. “This is a historical moment in malaria vaccine research development,” said Capt. Judith E. Epstein, the NMRC lead investigator on this trial. “For the first time, we and our collaborators have a malaria vaccine approach which has demonstrated the high-level vaccine efficacy required to protect our troops. As
three to four years for military personnel and for the millions of individuals suffering and dying from malaria worldwide.” Malaria has had a significant impact on U.S. military operations throughout history. It was responsible for a greater loss of manpower than enemy fire in all conflicts occurring in tropical regions during the 20th century. Malaria continues to present a major challenge to force health protection during operations in any environment where malaria is endemic. This includes over 100 countries spanning the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including most of sub-Saharan Africa and larger regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, central Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean. “We need an effective vaccine against malaria, which has been a constant threat to military personnel,” said Nathan. “Our naval forces may be deployed on short notice to regions where malaria presents a leading infectious disease threat to mission success. In our military population, malaria infection can severely degrade performance, result in missed duty, may require prolonged hospitalization and, in some cases, result in death. The news that NMRC researchers have participated in the first trial which demonstrates 100 percent protective efficacy of a candidate vaccine for malaria brings new hope that a malaria vaccine may become available for military personnel deployed abroad. I look forward to the next developments in this ground-breaking research.” NMRC collaborated with federal researchers from the Vaccine Research Center Clinical Trials Core at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and the Walter Reed Army Institute (WRAIR) of Research and the vaccine developer, Sanaria, Inc., Rockville, Md. NMRC participated in the development the protocol, provided malaria microscopists and slide-reading assistance, performed cellular assays, and assisted with the care of volunteers during the impatient post-challenge stay.
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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 138,000 miles, New Battery,and spark plugs. cold A/C, $2200 Call Daniel at 72441 or 77143 (4GB Xbox included)
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2011 Kia Soul, like new 13,600 miles. 5 seat, Automatic, MP3, Satellite radio. 29mpg at GTMOI $12500 call Melanie at 55050
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please look to see what color flag is flying. Black flags indicate that all strenuous activity should be halted by all personnel. Red Flags indicate limited activity for those acclimatized and no activity for those not acclimatized by at least 30 days. Yellow flags indicate that strenuous activity should be shortened for non acclimatized personnel and unrestricted for those acclimatized. Green flags indicate that heavy exercise should be conducted with caution and the buddy system is recommended.
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MOVIES DOWNTOWN LYCEUM
FRIDAY Aug. 9 8 p.m.: Grown Ups2 (NEW) PG13
10:30p.m.: Elysium (NEW) R
SATURDAY 8 p.m.: Planes(NEW) PG
10:30 p.m.: The Wolverine PG-13
Aug. 10 80 min. 129 min.
A scheduled power outage will take place August 9 and 12 from 0800 to 1600. See base roller for list of affected areas.
SUNDAY 8 p.m.: The Heat
MONDAY Aug. 12 8 p.m.: Despicable Me 2
Base safety will host a motorcycle safety course August 19 to 21. August 19-20 will be the Basic Rider Course I and August 21 will be the Basic Rider Course II. To sign up contact the Naval Station Safety Office at 4655 or 4526.
FEDS FEED FAMILIES
The Feds Feed Families campaign is still underway. Everyone is encouraged to come out to the NEX Atrium every Friday from 1600 to 1900 to donate to this great cause. All proceeds go to the Regional Food Bank in Oklahoma City, OK to support hungry families affected by the May 2013 tornadoes.
YARD SALES 9 Month window yard sale! Aug 18 2013, Caribbean Circle #14, 0800-1100 Yard sale 113 Marine Site, Saturday Aug 10, 0800-11-00, no early birds. Plus size casual, professional and formal clothing (women’s 18w-men’s XXL) kitchen items, household decorations and misc., power floor scrubber, furniture items.
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Out drinking? Put the keys down and call Safe Ride at 84913 or 84781. Don’t drink and drive.
Diving in the bay is currently secured until further notice due to the decompression chamber being in use. Stay tuned to the base roller and Facebook for updates.
Just a safety reminder that we are in the middle of summer so residents need to be adhering to the heat index flag conditions. The flags will be flying at Cooper Field and at the corner of Sherman and Recreation Road, across from the beach closure sign, so before partaking in any exercise
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Aug. 11 117 min.
TUESDAY Aug. 13 8 p.m.: Monsters Universiry(LS) G
WEDNESDAY Aug. 14 8 p.m.: The Smurfs 2(Family Night) PG
THURSDAY Aug. 15 8 p.m.: White House Down(LS) PG13
CALL THE MOVIE HOTLINE @ 4880
Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel, speaks with Sailors and civilians at an all hands call at the Arlington navel Annex. Morgan assumed the duties of the 57th chief of naval personnel Aug. 2 and is responsible for Navy manpower, readiness, personnel,education and training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jennifer Lebron/Released)
New Chief of Naval Personnel Talks Way Ahead at All Hands Calls From Defense Media Activity-Navy
he Navy’s new Chief of Naval Personnel held all hands calls with his staff in Washington, D.C., to introduce himself, discuss his priorities and listen to Sailors’ and Navy civilians’ thoughts and concerns. Vice Adm. Bill Moran assumed the duties as the 57th Chief of Naval Personnel Aug. 2. He is responsible for the overwhelming majority of policies and programs that directly affect Sailors and their families. “We will proactively communicate with Sailors and families, and strive to be transparent in all our dealings,” Said Moran. He added that he wanted Sailors and their families to feel comfortable sharing ideas and concerns with him, whether at all hands calls or through social media opportunities. “I’m honored to be here,” said Moran during an interview with All Hands Magazine. “I look forward to working on behalf of Sailors and families to earn their trust.” Moran takes helm of a command that has an operating
budget of $29 billion and a staff of more than 26,000 Sailors and civilians that perform a wide variety of missions, including managing Navy manpower, readiness, education and training, and professional development of Sailors. Moran did not shy away from addressing a concern foremost on the minds of many Sailors and civilians - the budget. He said managing the force will be driven by fiscal realities, which will dictate force structure decisions and ultimately the total number of Sailors Navy-wide. “We understand today’s fiscal and operational challenges,” he said. “We must reach a balance that’s in the best interest of the Navy and the nation, as well as Sailors and their families.” Despite the uncertain fiscal environment, Moran said one of his main priorities remains getting Sailors to the fleet with the right skillsets and training. “We will continue to provide trained and ready Sailors to meet fleet manning demands,” he said. Moran also wanted Sailors and their families to know his staff will seek ways to bring stability and certainty to the work force.
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