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Navy Beats Army 34-7, Longest Winning Streak!
Keenan Reynolds breaks for the Navy’s second touchdown during the 114th Army-Navy game at the Lincoln Financial Field. Keenan, a graduate of Goodpasture Christian School, Madison, Tenn., is a sophomore and quarterback for the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen football team and was voted the most valuable player of the game. The Navy won 34-7, extending their winning streak against the Army for the 12th straight year. (U.S. Navy photo by Marvin Lynchard/Released) Jessica Clark U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs
he U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen beat West Point’s Black Knights, 34-7, at the 114th Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Dec. 14. The Navy football team’s win provided its 12th consecutive victory against the Army squad in the annual contest and gained Navy the Commander-in-Chief trophy for the second-straight year. Navy has won the trophy nine times in the last 11 years. The trophy is awarded to the service academy with the most victories in games between the three service academies: Navy, Army and Air Force. Navy’s 12-year winning streak is the longest in the history of the rivalry between Navy and Army, which began in 1890. They lead the series 58-49-7. Navy was the first on the scoreboard with a field goal in the first quarter, bringing the score to 3-0. With 8:15 left in the second quarter, Navy’s Noah Copeland made a 39-yard run for the first touchdown of the game, bringing the score to 10-0. This was a career-long run for Copeland.
Still in the 2nd quarter, Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, of Antioch, Tenn., ran 47 yards for another touchdown against Army. The extra point left the game at 17-0 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, West Point cadet Angel Santiago put Army on the scoreboard with a touchdown plus the extra point, leaving the score at 17-7. Navy quickly answered back with a 34-yard field goal, extending its lead to 20-7 with just over a minute left in the quarter. Early in the 4th quarter, Navy’s Reynolds made his 28th rushing touchdown this season, breaking the NCAA single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, formerly shared by Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and former midshipman quarterback Ricky Dobbs. With the score at 28-7 after the two-point conversion, and wintry weather getting increasingly worse, Navy finished with Reynolds’ third rushing touchdown and 29th of the season with only 46 seconds left in the game. The Navy victory ups their season’s record to 8-4 while Army’s record drops to 3-9. The midshipmen will move on to face Middle Tennessee in the Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 30 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. J.R. Nettleton congratulates CE2 Pinidi on her selection as Sailor of the Week.
■Job/Department: NCTAMS ■Age: 35 ■Hometown: Aulnay-Sous-Bois, France ■Favorite Movie: Madagascar ■Favorite Book:The Bible ■Favorite Hobby: Weight Lifting ■Favorite Sports Team: Miami Heat ■Favorite GTMO Restaurant:Cuban Club ■Goal: Becoming a Naval Officer ■Greatest Passion: Helping others ■Hero: What is a Hero? ■Sailor of the Week Because: CE2 Pinidi was selected for completing 13 trouble tickets and assisting in the completion of 113 work orders in the BCO central office. She is also being recognized for her outstanding and unwavering support of the JEA and CSAAD mission.
CE2 NINA PINIDI
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LT Baron Miller NS Guantanamo Bay
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for 80’s era musical humanitarian efforts (I know, a niche interest, right). The best and brightest of these in my humble opinion is Band Aid’s “Do They Know it’s Christmas,” which also happens to be my absolute most favorite Christmas song (don’t judge). You know the song but here’s the back story and its relevance for us here in Guantanamo Bay. Based upon famine in Ethiopia and a need to get the world’s attention toward its plight, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure wrote the lyrics and music, and then called in every British pop star that owed a favor to record the song probono. After one day, the song was sent to print and the rest is modern Christmas history. The video is the stuff of 80’s pop legend—filled with all the mullets and androgyny the era had to offer. Lyrically though, the tacky looks are exchanged for imagery of a place where, “The only waters flowing are the bitter sting of tears.” For me the song communicates the hope us
‘haves’ feel during the Christmas season, “It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid…we let in light and banish shade.” But, there is also a guilt that many of us can identify with, referring to the ‘have-nots,’ “Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you…Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?” Though the situations of many African nations are very different and healthier today than they were in the 80’s, we here at GTMO have our own humanitarian efforts we can support. During Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 26 of our very own Filipino laborers lost homes—26! As a result, “Hearts Over Haiyan” was formed. This local organization with official 501C-3 non-profit status is committed to directly helping our very own Filipinos here on base. So come out this Sunday the 22nd from 1400-1800 at the Windjammer Pavilion (between the pool and the restaurant) and support the “Hearts Over Haiyan” benefit concert and silent auction where all proceeds go to the GTMO victims of typhoon Hayian. “In a world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy; throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.”
Chaplain Baron Miller
U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Offers Some Primary Clinic Services Online Stacey Byington USNH Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO) has an online program – RelayHealth – to help patients keep electronically connected to the Primary Care Clinic. RelayHealth is a web-based application and secure messaging platform that makes routine services much easier. Accessed via the internet, RelayHealth permits secure, structured, reviewable communications between patients and the Primary Care Clinic. “RelayHealth, known locally as NH GTMO Online, allows our patients to send us a message at any time and count on it getting answered,” said CDR Steven Yaden, NC, USN, department head of the Primary Care Clinic at USNH GTMO. “There is no more phone tag or lost messages about refills, results or questions. It uses a secure website.” Once registered, patients can request appointments and referrals, obtain test and laboratory results, request prescription renewals, and get email guidance from their medical team, all from the privacy of their own homes. In addition, the site allows individuals to create their personal health records, and access different types of health information. GTMO physicians and other healthcare professionals at the Primary Care Clinic use RelayHealth to coordinate referrals,
triage patient messages, securely route messages to appropriate or covering providers, broadcast preventive reminders, and post lab results.. “Relay Health is an integral part of patient- centered care,” says Yaden. “It allows the patient to have a more active role with their health care team, and provides a secure avenue to discuss their needs and questions.” Yaden further adds, “Our staff can respond directly to the email request, and if the patient has any follow-on questions or additional requests, they can continue to use the same email string. There is no longer a need for multiple phone calls, or voicemails.” It is easy to get started. All RelayHealth users must have a personal email address. Go to www.relayhealth.com or www. med.navy.mil/sites/gtmo/Pages/USNHGTMOOnline.aspx to register. Once registered, use the secure sign-in to go directly to the user’s personal page and use the different links to get messages to the Primary Care team. Patients can also stop by the Primary Clinic front desk, or call the clinic at 72110, to get more information.
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There Is No Safe Way To Drink And Drive Stacey Byington USNH Public Affairs Officer
One person is killed every 48 minutes in motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers in the United States. Although drunken driving fatalities occur yearround, data shows that the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time on the roadways. Drinking and driving do not go together. A person’s brain has to process multiple things at any given time. Alcohol impairs attentiveness, ability to make quick decisions on the road, react to changes in the environment, and execute specific maneuvers behind the wheel. Blood alcohol content (BAC) is the most commonly used definition of intoxication. So how does alcohol affect people who drive? • At 0.02 percent BAC, people experience loss of judgment and a decline in visual function. • At 0.05 percent BAC, a person’s alertness is lowered and they have reduced coordination. • At 0.08 percent BAC, muscle coordination becomes poor and perception is impaired. • At 0.10 percent BAC, people demonstrate a clear deterioration of reaction time and control, and a person behind the wheel has reduced ability to maintain lane position and brake appropriately. • At 0.15 percent BAC, people experience substantial impairment in vehicle control and have extreme difficulty in processing necessary visual and auditory information. The majority of drinking and driving deaths are due to drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.10 percent or greater. If a person is stopped by base Security driving a personal vehicle here at Guantanamo Bay and their BAC registers 0.04 – 0.08 percent, they will be charged with “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI). If the BAC registers above 0.08 percent, they will be charged with “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI). If a person is stopped while operating a government vehicle and their BAC registers 0.02 percent or above, they will be charged with a DUI. If a person is suspected of DUI/DWI, their driving privileges on base are immediately suspended for 12 months and their vehicle will be towed. Active duty service members face additional charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Civilians face debarment from the base as well as other administrative action. MA1 Edgardo Figueroa with the Naval Station Security Department reminds all personnel that the results of driving while impaired or intoxicated can be anything from minor injury to loss of life. “We have zero tolerance for drinking and driving and provide alternative options,” said Figueroa. “There a few who decide to risk it all by getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when they have consumed alcohol. A service member will be charged with violating Article 111 of the UCMJ (drunken/reckless operation of a motor vehicle, aircraft or vessel) and Article 92 of the UCMJ (failure to obey a lawful order or regulation). If convicted, a service
member stands to lose rank and pay, be placed on restriction and jeopardize their career.” LCDR Amanda Schaffeld, the U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay’s drug and alcohol program advisor, encourages everyone to think what’s at stake when a person who is impaired gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. She reminds Sailors about the Navy’s “Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign.” With the slogan, ‘You’ve earned it; don’t waste it’, the campaign promotes responsible decisions. “Sailors accomplish a lot during their careers through hard work and dedication,” said Schaffeld. “Most of them have a great deal to lose by making poor choices regarding alcohol.” She reminds everyone to consider alternatives to drinking. There are a number of base organizations or committees a person can get involved with. One of these is the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). “CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentorship program geared toward Sailors 18-25 years old, to reinforce our culture of “shipmates helping shipmates,” to help prevent Sailors from destructive behavior and build leadership skills in young Sailors,” she said. “Advocate for responsible use of alcohol. Responsible drinking includes the right place, right time and right amount.” Even at levels below the legal limit, alcohol can seriously impair judgment and coordination, as well as slow reaction time. If a person plans on drinking, they should decide how they will get home before they start drinking (‘Safe Ride’, designated driver, base bus, walking). There is no safe way to drink and drive.
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VEHICLES 2000 PLYMOUTH NEON $2,500, 4 door, red, manual transmission,More info please call 77801 after 1600. 2009,Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Mileage: 6,000 (original) Price: $13,900.00 Contact Info: (H) 77116, (C) 55337 2012 Silver Honda CR-Z, 2 door hybrid hatchback with 5,300 miles. Asking $14,500 or best offer. Call 75570. 1999 Pontiac Grand M, In Great Condition White, 2-door sedan sports car. All New Tires and breaks. Automatic transmission, Power windows, power door locks with remote control. Cold A/C $2600 OBO Please call Rena at 3715 or 75639 1996 Nissan Maxima 3 New tires, New starter, New battery, New muffler, New front brakes, Cold AC. Good running GTMO Car. Price reduced to $2100.00 OBO Call Sammy @ 78742 or email: shearsam61@yahoo. com
HOUSEHOLD GOODS Two Office chairs very good condition $15 each. Great selection of movies, $1 each. Basic Mechanic tools with tool box, $40 Call Nassar 78680.
OUTDOOR REC DUI used to make more than just drysuits. A few years back, my wife won a $750 BCD and has never used it. If interested in picking up a high-end BCD for about half-price. Includes padded back and integrated weight system. Still in the plastic. $330. Call Stephen at 3079
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experience. ELECTRONICS •Apply on line at www.NavyExchange. SCSI Modem and Cisco wire- jobs •For more information, contact Linda less Router both for $70, Avail- at 75041.
able On Dec 26, Call: 78680, reSales Clerk – TK Mini Mart (3 serve it now.
LH13-025 HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (O/A) GS-0203-06, FULL-TIME, SALARY: $30,577.00 - $39,478.00 CNRSE/HRO GTMO OPENS: 12 DEC 2013 CLOSES: 23 DEC 2013 (2)Child/Youth Program Asst. -2013 - 103 •$10.83 - $13.71 p/hr • 12/16/13 – 12/30/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 • Both regular full time and flex positions available. Food Service Worker 2013 - 097 •$8.77 p/hr (US) & $5.16 p/hr (FN) • 12/16/13 – 12/27/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 • Regular Full Time Bartender 2013-088 •$9.48 p/hr (US) & $5.53 p/hr (FN) • 12/16/13 – 12/27/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 • Flexible (4)Custodial Worker 2013 - 098 •$8.77 p/hr (US) & $5.16 p/hr (FN) •12/16/13 – 12/27/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 •Flexible Recreation Aid 2013 – 106 US Applicant •$7.25 p/hr • 12/23/13 – 12/27/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 • Regular Full Time (3)Recreation Aids 2013 - 105 •$7.25 p/hr • 12/23/13 – 12/27/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 • Flexible (3)Recreation Aids 2013 - 105 •$7.25 p/hr • 12/23/13 – 12/27/13 • MWR HR, Bldg 760 • Markesha Robinson 74121 • Flexible Department Manager (Softlines) Announcement# 130004UW •NF-03/$29,615 - $33,648 •Regular Full Time •Open: 15 November 2013 Closes: Open until Filled • Manages sales activities in assigned retail department. Ensure department is appropriately stocked, attractively displayed, and adequately staffed to achieve sales goals and service standards. Minimum 3 years retail sales
positions) Announcement# 1300004UX •NF-01/$7.25 - $9.00 per hour •Flexible Part Time • Open: 20 December 2013 Closes: 27 December 2013. • Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. •Apply on line at www.NavyExchange. jobs •For more information, contact Linda at 75041. Sales Clerk – Main Store (Frontlines) Announcement# 130004UX •NF-01/$7.25 - $9.00 per hour •Flexible Part Time • Open: 20 December 2013 Closes: 27 December 2013. • Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. •Apply on line at www.NavyExchange. jobs •For more information, contact Linda at 75041. Sales Clerk – Main Store (Electronics) Announcement# 130004VF •NF-01/$7.25 - $9.00 per hour •Regular Full Time • Open: 20 December 2013 Closes: 27 December 2013. • Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. •Apply on line at www.NavyExchange. jobs •For more information, contact Linda at 75041. Sales Clerk – Main Store (Houseware) Announcement# 130004VG •NF-01/$7.25 - $9.00 per hour •Regular Full Time • Open: 20 December 2013 Closes: 27 December 2013. • Sells general merchandise to customers exercising professional selling techniques. Works as part of a sales team to provide service which anticipates and exceeds customer expectations. •Apply on line at www.NavyExchange. jobs •For more information, contact Linda at 75041. Visual Merchandiser (Sign Making) – Main Store Announcement# 130004VH •NF-01/$7.25 - $9.00 per hour •Regular Full Time • Open: 20 December 2013 Closes: 27 December 2013.
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• Responsible for making display signs of a simple nature, assisting in setting up displays and maintaining related records. •Apply on line at www. NavyExchange.jobs •For more information, contact Linda at 75041.
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MOVIES DOWNTOWN LYCEUM FRIDAY 7 p.m.: Anchorman 2
9:15 p.m. : Dallas Buyers Club R
SATURDAY Dec. 21 7 p.m.: American Hustle R
9:30 p.m.:The Hobbit 2 PG13
SUNDAY Dec. 22 6 p.m.: Walking with Dinosaurs PG
8 p.m.: Thor: The Dark World R
MONDAY Dec. 23 7 p.m.: Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas PG13
TUESDAY Dec. 24 7 p.m.: Christmas Feature: Elf PG 9 p.m.: Christmas Feature: Scrooged PG-13
WEDNESDAY Dec. 25 7 p.m.: Christmas Feature: A Christmas Story
9 p.m.: National Lampoon’s
Christmas Vacation PG-13
THURSDAY 7 p.m.: Frozen
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Posing for a group photo, members of the Directorate of Administration, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay show off their length of service certificates after they were presented on Dec. 16. Civilian staff members throughout the hospital were presented with length of service awards this week for their years of dedicated service to the hospital and the federal government. Recognized for 5 years of federal service were: Mr. Jose Blacio, Ms. Maria Brissett, Ms. Kali Crosby, Ms. Karen Davis, Mr. David Degroff, Mr. Aquiles P. Faustino, Ms. Estalita Foster-Henderson, Ms. Nyoka Hanson, Ms. Meleena Hutchinson, Mr. Rowean Hutton, Ms. Kerry-Ann Minott, Mr. Daniel Murray, Mrs. Kristin Randall, Mr. Francis Stephenson, Mr. Marvin Westcarth, and Mr. Goreth Whyte. Recognized for 10 years of federal service were: Mr. Milton Casey, Ms. Marcia Donalds, Ms. Viviene Hutton, Mr. Tucker Johnson, Mr. George Morgan, Mr. Charles Murray, Ms. Rosemarie Rodgers, Ms. Maxine Thomas, and Mr. Mark Williams. Recognized for 15 years of federal service were: Mr. Christopher Ferguson, Mr. Michael Quiroz, Mr. Headley Shaw, Mrs. Sandra Wilson, and Mr. Paul Wint. Recognized for 20 years of federal service were: Mr. Earl Green, Mr. Delroy Henry, Mr. William Keenan, Mr. Hopeton Kennedy, Mr. Denville Mann, and Mr. Glenton Thomas. Mr. Stephen Kovacs was recognized for 25 years of federal service.
Mr. Denville Mann is recognized for 20 years of federal service by LCDR Janiese Cleckley, Director for Administration, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay. Civilian staff members throughout the hospital were presented with length of service awards this week for their years of dedicated service to the hospital and the federal government.
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