July 14, 2017 Gazette

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July 14, 2017• VOL. 74 • NO. 45• NAVY.MIL/LOCAL/GUANTANAMO • FACEBOOK.COM/NSGuantanamoBay

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Important Changes Coming to NSGB NIPR


By NSGB Public Affairs Office

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is in the process of completing the requirements for transitioning locally hosted email services to the DoD Enterprise Email (DEE) services. Internet Services Department (ISD) has several items to complete in preparation for this transition and will require all users of our network to complete action items to ensure there is no disruption of service. ISD will be sending out email communications with instructions for users to complete weekly. These instructions are specifically for users connected to the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay unclassified network. N6 department will transition their accounts to DEE services tentatively July 24. All other accounts are tentatively scheduled for August 21. Users must update their Milconnect profile by July 21 using instructions provided in the email sent July 7 to all hands affected. One of the biggest changes users will notice will be an increase in mailbox size to 4 GB for standard users and 10 GB for department heads. This service also does not allow Personal Storage Tables (.pst) files to reside on the network. Future communication pieces will further explain proper configuration and management of .pst files. The DEE service provides secure, cloud-based email to the DoD enterprise that is designed to increase operational efficiency and facilitate collaboration across organizational boundaries. As an enterprise service, DEE reduces the cost of operations and maintenance by consolidating hardware into Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)’s secure, global data center locations. DEE creates a common platform for the DoD, ensuring agencies can easily and effectively share information among virtual groups that are geographically dispersed and organizationally diverse. The technical and functional Special Thanks to Nicholas Nuemann, your photo was selected for the cover of this week’s Gazette. All residents are encouraged to submit photos to the NSGB Public Affairs Office for consideration and use in future editions of the Gazette. Submit your photo to PAO@gtmo. navy.mil

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benefits of DEE include: • Secure access to your email anywhere, at any time, from any place, whether stationary or mobile Coordinating efforts by sharing individual, organizational, and resource calendars across the DoD • Cost reduction of email by eliminating unnecessary administration and inefficient resource utilization, enabling resources to focus on other priorities • Replication of data between the data centers, ensuring communications are secure and available when needed DEE is designed to support the deployment of email capability for 4.5 million end-users and a Global Address List (GAL) scaled to support 10 million objects (e.g., DoD common access card [CAC] personas and nonperson entities [NPEs]). Using a modular design, DISA has the capability to grow capacity to support the DoD. Infrastructure is located at strategic geographic locations around the globe. DISA replicates data between paired sites to facilitate Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the event of a catastrophic failure, which includes a 24/7 central service desk. This strategy ensures that messages are protected and accessed securely, the “guns, guards and gates” offer security to protect an agency’s data from physical threats, the DoD’s strategic consolidation initiatives and an organization’s mission are met. The DEE also ensures coordination of efforts by sharing individual, organizational calendars across the DoD and allows efficient operations and collaborative capabilities with DEE’s interoperability with other services such as Identity and Access Management (IdAM) and the DoD Enterprise Portal Services (DEPS). Capt. David Culpepper, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay commanding officer, Tara Culbertson, NSGB Morale, Welfare and Recreation director, Christina Neumann, Morale, Welfare and Recreation outdoor recreation director, and Timothy Baugh, Morale Welfare and Recreation operations director cut a ribbon for the grand opening of the new Pelican Pete’s Marina. Pelican Pete’s Marina is your one-stop shop for all things water sports related,.You can rent boats, paddleboards, kayaks and canoes, purchase equipment and souvenirs, and obtain your captains license there.

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New IPI Key to Planning at NSGB

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By MCC Monique Meeks, NSGB Public Affairs

The Navy has placed, or is in the process of placing, an Installation Program Integrator (IPI) at every installation worldwide. For those who understand N-codes, the IPI is the N-5 position in a command. Dr. Cynthia Lintz has recently joined the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to fill the position and act as the strategic short and long range business planner for the base. She works very closely with base leadership to advise and help them accomplish their projects, while presenting how their goals fit into the larger picture. “As we all excel in our own areas, the Navy wants someone who can liaise across the departments to bring together the best and most appropriate people to handle the task,” said Lintz. In this new role, Dr. Lintz has the ability to understand, connect and facilitate interactions across all the different departments and with various tenants. The position is a civilian position, which allows some longevity in maintaining information regarding Guantanamo Bay’s activities and decision making. One of Dr. Lintz’s major responsibilities includes analyzing and evaluating all of our programs to determine if the effectiveness and productivity is in line with our overall mission. “I am looking at manpower and the ability to maintain mission readiness, given our authorized funding and resources constraints,” said Lintz. “I am also examining our support and service agreements with our tenants, and I represent our unique

Special Category Residents program to the Southeast region.” The IPI is required to be in constant coordination with Commander, Navy Region Southeast Headquarters. “Right now, I am assessing our current situation through the various tasks region gives us,” said Lintz. “In the future, I will work with region to examine our long term strategy.” Besides the larger, mission-focused duties associated with her new role, Dr. Lintz is also working on a variety of projects that should improve the base. “I am surprised at how some of the smaller projects take just as long or sometimes longer than the larger projects to implement,” said Lintz. “For all residents of NSGB, my door is always open and I am ready to listen.” Dr. Lintz and her family have been living and working in Guantanamo Bay for a year and a half and love the community, noting that Guantanamo Bay is “a very dynamic location.” In their free time, they are very engaged in the community and constantly involved in new opportunities such as dancing, swimming and entertaining. Like so many on our base, Dr. Lintz enjoys finding anything she can do to make this place better. “I have met such interesting people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and since there is such a high turnover, I get to meet twice or three times as many as a normal small town,” said Lintz. “I take every opportunity to learn something new, and my bucket list of things I want to do keeps growing, not shrinking; as an example, I still want to go inside the light house, play at the ceramic shop, and try paddle boarding. There is always something to do here and interesting people to meet.”

CREDO Sponsors Family Weekend Retreat

By Dr. Debbi Byrd, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay CREDO Facilitator “Has anyone here ever heard of CREDO?” I asked a class of prevention, but we are best known for our retreats. service members attending the base Newcomer’s Brief. Several Naval Station Guantanamo Bay CREDO is sponsoring an allpeople raised their hands. “How do you know about CREDO?” inclusive, all-expense paid family retreat from Friday afternoon, I asked one of them. “My husband and I attended a CREDO August 4, through Sunday morning, August 6. This dream trip Marriage Retreat while we were stationed in Italy. It was an begins with a cruise aboard the fabulous Guantanamo Bay amazing experience and we’ve talked about doing it again”. ferry to Leeward where you and your family will stay at the Another service member spoke. “My family and I attended luxurious, five-anchor Navy Gateway Inns and Suites resort and a CREDO Family Retreat while we were stationed at Camp enjoy fine dining at the world famous Navy galley. Activities Lejeune. We really needed the time together and the variety of will be led by your cruise and activity directors, Chaplain activities really helped us relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with Izaak Toliver and Dr. Debbi Byrd, and will include relaxation each other. We definitely want to go on another one someday”. and stress-reducing techniques, communication and problemA third service member spoke up. “I participated in a two day solving exercises, a movie night, and a campfire on Chapman ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program Beach complete with S’mores. facilitated by CREDO”. Another one said “I learned suicide Parent(s) with children first grade through high school are prevention skills by attending a three hour safeTALK (Suicide eligible to attend. While active duty service members and their Alertness For Everyone) training”. All of these answers are families have priority all eligible and interested families are encouraged to register as we will operate on a space available correct. CREDO (Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development basis. Childcare will be provided for children ages three Operation) exists to supplement local Commands in readiness through kindergarten. For more information, or to register, of military personnel and their families through briefs, please contact our CREDO facilitator, Dr. Debbi Byrd, at x workshops, general military training, and annual trainings in 2248, 573-797-0202, Deborah.byrd.ctr@gtmo.navy.mil or stop a variety of topics such as alcohol awareness, team building by her office in the Chapel Annex, Room 23. and leadership training, occupational stress control and suicide And yes, parents, you must bring your children and yes, children, you must bring your parents.

Freedom Festival Celebra

ates America

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents celebrated the 241st birthday July 4th of the United States with a Freedom Festival at the Tiki Bar. The event started with family fun area that included bounce houses, face painting, stilt walkers and games for all ages. The evenings events culminnated with performances from Navy Band Southeast and Drowning Pool, followed by a fireworks display. (photos by NAVSTA Public Affairs)


Three Corpsmen Achieve Meritorious Advancement By Joycelyn Biggs, NHGB Public Affairs Officer

Corpsman Third Class Conchetta Dixon, Hospitalman Erica Barnes and Hospitalman Suriel Cruz, all assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (NHGB), were meritoriously advanced at the hospital, July 11. Dixon, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is assigned to the dental clinic and has been at the hospital since September 2015. Barnes, originally from Jacksonville Florida, arrived in February 2017 and is working in the specialty clinic. Cruz, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, joined the hospital team in January 2017 and is assigned to the optometry clinic.

hours and positive customer comments serving as validation for their selection. Each revealed making a conscious effort to maintaining a very high work ethic. “I have worked so long and so hard to get to this point,” Dixon said. “When I found out, I cried because I am one step closer to my goal of becoming an officer.” “From day one I have been motivated to not only learn my job, but the job of others, in order to help out,” Barnes explained. “I will continue to do what I have been doing, because that is what got me here and because I want to be an example for my fellow shipmates.”

According to the Navy Personnel Command website, commands are able to recognize high performing Sailors through the Meritorious Advancement Program, creating a better shaped workforce and Navy. Commanding officers have authority to advance eligible personnel in paygrades E3, E4, and E5 to the next paygrade through this initiative.

“Being in a one-of-one billet can get hectic at times, but I try my best to get it all done,” Cruz said. “I have worked so hard, but it paid off because it got me to this point.”

The awardees’ records are packed with positive accolades including letters of recognition, volunteer

“This is an incredible accomplishment,” Nicholson said. “Congratulations to each of you.”

Capt. John Nicholson, commanding officer of NHGB, praised the group and offered his congratulations to each of them.

Keeping Pets Safe in the Summer Heat By Capt. Brittany Marble, DVM

The kids are out for the summer and everyone is anxious to enjoy our beautiful base. At the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay veterinary clinic, we want to make sure your four-legged friends are included in the fun and would like to pass on some information to help keep them safe. Dogs cool themselves by panting. However, when the weather gets extremely hot as it does in GTMO, panting can become ineffective. Heat stroke can occur within minutes. Short-nosed dogs such as pugs, bulldogs, shih tzus and boxers are at greater risk of heat stroke due to their conformation. Dogs that are carrying extra weight are also at a greater risk. The most common sign of heat stroke is excessive panting. Thick ropey saliva is often noted coming from the animal’s mouth, but, all too often, a heat stroke patient is found lying on their sides in the yard unable to stand up. The animal’s gums become a dark red color and, if the animal is able to stand, they will appear shaky and show signs of neurologic malfunction. Temperature readings for dogs with heat stroke can often get as high as 106* F where the normal range is 99.5*-101.5* F. If you think that your pet is suffering from heat stroke, move them immediately to a cooler, better ventilated area. They need to be in the shade and with fans if possible. Wet the animal down with cool tap water. DO NOT USE ICE COLD WATER. This will cause the blood vessels to constrict, which will trap the heat at the animal’s core rather than letting it dissipate throughout the body. Do not try to force oral fluids. Take a rectal temperature and make sure to monitor that closely. Seek veterinary attention as soon as possible. Heat stroke can affect every organ system in the body and have catastrophic results. To prevent heat stroke, please keep your pets inside during these hot summer and fall months. If they are outside, provide ample amounts of water and shade. If you are planning on taking them for walks, do so in the morning and evening when the sun is weakest and remember that the pavement gets very hot and can burn their paws!!! You probably would not want to go for a stroll at 12:00 barefoot and neither do they. The asphalt can reach temperatures of over 130* F and this is hot enough to burn the bottom of their paw pads. Also remember that the temperature inside a car can reach over 150* F in just minutes, so please do not leave your pets alone unattended in the car. When you take your pets out with you, make sure that you bring fresh water for them. Many people like to bring their pets to the beach and it is important they have something to drink so they are not trying to drink the salt water which can cause further dehydration.

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Play ball

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force Guantanamo residents participated in a nine-team, double-elimination softball tournament, July 1, sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Cooper Field. The winners of the tournament were the team members of Blazing Saddles, with UpEz coming in 2nd place. (Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr, NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay PAO)

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