Vol. 63 No. 23 Friday, June 9, 2006
'Fatastic Four' named biggest losers
By MC2 (AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs Office
After 13 weeks of exercising, eating right,
and competing with 28 other teams, the
‘Fatastic Four’ were named the winners of
GTMO’s ‘Biggest Loser’ competition at the
award ceremony, June 1, at the Windjam-
After losing 145 pounds, the team, made
up of Beverly Cairo, Mario Flores, Danielle
Lowery, and David Miller, took home the
grand prize, an all-inclusive week at the
Breezes Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for
the entire team.
Mario Flores also won the individual grand
prize, a plasma TV, for dropping the most
weight for a single person, 47 pounds.
GTMO’s Biggest Loser, inspired by NBC’s
‘Biggest Loser’ weight-loss reality show, gave
servicemembers and base residents a vehicle Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon
to shed unwanted pounds and promote Team ‘Fatastic Four’ accept their first-place trophies and certificates at
healthy lifestyles. the GTMO’s ‘Biggest Loser’ competition award ceremony. Audrey Chap-
Team ‘Jelly Bellies’ dropped a combined
man, MWR's fitness program coordinator, presented Danielle Lowery,
total of 102 pounds to finish second. They
each took home a portable DVD player. Third
David Miller, Beverly Cairo, and Mario Flores with their awards.
prize went to the ‘GTMO Gators’ who re- ing. embark on similar fitness programs.
ceived Nike watches. “The lack of motivation is obviously why MWR director Craig Basel says the pro-
A member of team ‘Jelly Bellies,’ ABE2 I put on the weight on to begin with,” said gram idea was sent to Commander, Navy
Eric Sienzant, said he learned that working Sienzant. “Then having to work with a team, Installations Command headquarters, and now
with a team kept his motivation from wan- you had to motivate yourself so you wouldn’t other installations are calling to see if they
let your teammates down. Even if you weren’t can implement similar programs.
worried about failing for yourself, you still Sienzant, who is returning to his perma-
couldn’t fail your team.” nent duty station at NAS Key West in June,
Audrey Chapman, MWR fitness specialist said he is excited about taking his new lifestyle
and contest coordinator, believes the ‘Biggest back home. He is determined to make this
Loser’ contest was a success not just in num- change permanent.
ber of pounds lost but in number of changed “I think I had to decide that this was going
lifestyles. to be a life change,” said Sienzant. “The
“I think a lot of people really changed their people back in Key West who saw me at 265
lifestyles and are feeling better,” said Chapman. pounds, and will see me at 217, are going to
“Many told me they are feeling better about notice the difference, more so than anyone
themselves. They’re more energized. They’re here,” said Sienzant, “Hearing their com-
Photo by MC2(AW) Honey Nixon happier, and now they can do a lot more. ments is going to motivate me even more,
Audrey Chapman presents Mario There were great accomplishments all and keep me wanting this.
Flores with his trophy for losing around. Everyone’s had so much success.” “I never want to go back where I was,”
the most pounds in the ‘Biggest All participants lost a combined weight of he added. “My confidence has gone through
Loser’ competition. Flores also 1,152 pounds. The success of this contest the roof, as well as my motivation. I have all
won a plasma TV. may have inspired other Navy commands to the intentions of keeping this up.”
2 Friday, June 9, 2006
Sailors warned of VA data compromise
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
The Department of Veterans other two. The three companies lent accounts or transactions:
Affairs (VA) announced June 3 are Equifax (800-525-6285, — Contact the financial in-
that active-duty Sailors may be www. equifax.com), Experian stitution to close the fraudulent
affected by the theft in May of (888-397-3742, www.experian. account(s) that have been tam-
military personnel data. com) and TransUnion (800- pered with.
According to the VA, a du- 680-7289, www.transunion. — File a report with the lo-
plicate database with data files com). cal police department.
was stolen from a VA Once the fraud alert has been — File a complaint with the
employee’s home May 3. posted, you are entitled to free Federal Trade Commission by
While the VA has received no copies of your credit reports. phone at 877-438-4338, online
reports that the stolen data has many Sailors and other service Review these reports for inquir- at www.consumer.gov/idtheft
been used for fraudulent pur- members may be affected by ies from companies you haven’t or by mail a letter to: Identity
poses, they are asking all veter- the compromise of records. contacted or accounts you Theft Clearinghouse, Federal
ans to be extra vigilant and to Sailors whose information has didn’t open. The alert can be re- Trade Commission, 600 Penn-
carefully monitor bank state- been compromised will be no- newed after 90 days. Sailors are sylvania Avenue NW, Washing-
ments, credit card statements tified by a letter from the VA and advised to take the following ton, DC 20580.
and any statements relating to the Navy so they can take the steps if they discover fraudu-
recent financial transactions. appropriate steps.
Several resources are avail-
able for people to go to for more
Tips on how to watch for
suspicious activity include the
Navy to commission new
information. The Department
of Veterans Affairs has set up a
Closely monitor your bank
special Web site (www. and credit card statements for The Navy will commission the Mobile Bay, one of the most cel-
firstgov.gov) and a toll-free tele- fraudulent transactions. Moni- newest Arleigh Burke class ebrated victories in American
phone number (800-FED- toring accounts online is the guided-missile destroyer, naval history.
INFO or 800-333-4636) that best way to detect fraud early. Farragut, Saturday, June 10, Designated DDG-99, Farra-
feature up-to-date news and in- Place a 90-day fraud alert 2006, during an 11 a.m. cer- gut is the 49th ship of 62 Arleigh
formation on the data com- on your credit report, which emony in Mayport, Fla. Burke class destroyers. This
promise. The site offers tips on tells creditors to contact you be- Sen. Mel Martinez will deliver highly capable multi-mission ship
how to check credit reports, fore opening any new accounts the ceremony’s principal ad- can conduct a variety of opera-
how to guard against identity or making any changes to your dress. Sen. Susan Collins will tions in support of the National
theft and whom to call if an in- existing accounts. This action serve as the ship’s sponsor. In a Military Strategy, from peacetime
dividual believes any fraudulent may cause some delays if you time-honored Navy tradition, she presence and crisis management
activity is occurring using his are trying to obtain new credit. will give the first order to “man to sea control and power pro-
or her personal information. It is only necessary to con- our ship and bring her to life!” jection.
The Navy and Department of tact one of three companies to The ship’s name honors Adm. Farragut will be capable of
Defense are working closely place an alert. That company is David Glasgow Farragut (1801- fighting air, surface, and subsur-
with the VA to determine how then required to contact the 1870). One of the Union’s great face battles simultaneously.
heroes, Farragut gained fame for The ship contains numerous
his exploits while in command offensive and defensive weap-
Vol. 63 No. 23 of the West Gulf Blockading ons designed to support maritime
Squadron during the Civil War. defense needs well into the 21st
Commanding Officer..................................................................................CAPT Mark M. Leary In 1862, his ships fought past century.
Executive Officer..............................................................................................CDR Jeff Hayhurst confederate forts to capture Cmdr. Deidre L. McLay of
Command Master Chief....................................................... ......CMDCM(SW/SS) Larry Cairo
Public Affairs Officer...................................................................................Ms. Stacey Byington New Orleans. Boulder City, Nev., will become
Gazette Editor..........................................................................................................MC1 Igo Wordu In 1863, at Port Hudson, his the first commanding officer of
Journalist...................................................................................................MC2(AW) Honey Nixon
forces gained control of the Mis- the ship.
Matlock sissippi River splitting the Con- The 9,200-ton Farragut is
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Friday, June 9, 2006 3
Students compete in 'Odyssey of the Mind'
By MC2(AW) Honey Nixon, Public Affairs Office
What can you do with PVC time, we landed and some-
pipes, homemade costumes, a times had to rush to catch the
background and a lot of cre- next plane, and once they had
ativity? Well, if you’re a W.T. to hold the plane for us.”
Sampson student, the possi- The students met children
bilities are endless. from nations around the globe
A group of fifth- and sixth- including Korea, China, Ger-
grade students from W.T. many, Singapore, Bahrain and
Sampson Elementary School many more.
pushed their creative problem “My favorite part was
solving talents to the limit meeting people,” said sixth-
when they competed in the grader Caroline Belleman.
2006 ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ “I met a Polish, Chinese,
World Finals, May 24 –2,7 at and Japanese girl. I met so
the University of Iowa cam- many people.”
Photo contributed by Nestar Rios
pus in Ames, Iowa. “There were many children
‘Odyssey of the Mind’ is an
Celina Frye, Phoenix Castilla, Kyle Robarge, Andre from many countries,” said
international program that Perkins, Caroline Belleman, Vickie Miller and fifth-grader Vickie Miller. “I
gives creative problem-solving Austin Hammonds perform their ‘Jungle Bloke’ skit really liked pin-trading with
opportunities for students for judges at the 2006 Odyssey of the Mind World them. I have pins from many
from kindergarten to college. Finals. The competition ran May 24 –27 at Iowa countries now to remember
Students apply their creativity State University in Ames, Iowa. them.”
to solve one of five, long-term ity than anything else. those people who really This is the third year W.T.
problems chosen at the begin- Although W.T. Sampson did wasn’t good at teamwork be- Sampson Schools have par-
ning of the school year. not place high among the 800 fore I got into this,” said Frye. ticipated in the ‘Odyssey of
Students bring their unique teams there, Rios feels the “Learning teamwork was a the Mind’ competition. The
solutions to the problem to the competition wasn’t about win- good thing for me. Now, I feel trip was made possible by
competition and present their ning, but about the experience I can work as part of a team.” various fundraisers held
solution to a panel of judges. the children gained. The learning didn’t just oc- throughout the year and local
The problems range from “I think this program is ac- cur at the competition, but organization donations, which
technical to artistic, and this tually a character-builder for some of the children learned garnered almost $6,500 to
year the W.T. Sampson team kids, because it promotes cre- about being seasoned travel- make the trip a reality.
chose the “Jungle Bloke,” ativity, commitment, and ers as well. W.T. Sampson High School
which had a pollution and con- teamwork,” said Rios. “This “The most challenging part students also participated in a
servation theme. group of kids was also new was getting there and back,” high school version of the
There are cost limits for to the competition. One of said Austin Hammonds, one of competition. Both teams plan
supplies used and the our disadvantages was not be the participants. “We ended up on participating next year in
children’s performance had an able to compete in the state taking about 6 flights. We the 2007 World Finals at
8-minute time limit. competition. However, I have learned to catch our flights on Michigan State University.
“We finished in six minutes enjoyed watching them grow.
and 45 seconds,” said Nestar Some of them were very shy
Rios, the school nurse and at first, and didn’t know how Vacation Bible Study 2006
coach for this year’s compe- to work as a team, but they
tition. The students performed have come a long way. June 19 - 23
the solution to their long-term “They are winners to me,” 9 a m - Noon
problem with a skit, a song she continued, “because they
and a dance.
learned something from this
There is also a spontaneous experience. It was not a mat-
problem presented to students ter of competing. It was a mat- Open to children between ages 4- 11. Transpor-
when they arrive at the com- ter of learning.” tation to and from the CDC and Youth Center will be
petition so they are forced into Celina Frye, a fifth-grader, provided. Children may register at the NAVSTA
split-second problem solving. saw a change take place Chaplain's office (no registration by phone). Regis-
Both the spontaneous problem within herself due to her par- tration ends Friday, June 16. Volunteers will be
and long-term problem are ticipation in the program. needed! FMI call 2323.
judged, more on their creativ- “I was probably one of
4 Friday, June 9, 2006
Photo by MC1 Igo Wordu Local Liaison
Advancement — Newly frocked third class petty officers pose for a Phone - 75860
photograph after they were authorized to assume the rank and responsibilities in a Pager - 4447-2000
ceremony held at Bulkeley Hall on June 5. They are: YN3 Angel Datil Jr., MA3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Jentel, YN3 Hershel Lemaster, and MA3 Matthew Vollmer. Also
advanced after the March exams were MA2 Michael Johnson, MA2 Brians Senora (Sunni) Malone
Roberts, BM2 Raquel Saspe, BM2 Mintrell Speight, BM2 Pamela Valeriodisla, NAVSTA Ombudsman
AO2 Chingford Younge, GM1 Craig Brown, MA1 Andrew Duncan, and GM1 Phone - 7957
Brandon Lalley. Pager - 4084-2390
Kittery Beach Road is now open Tanya Ward
By MC1 Robert Lamb, Naval Station Public Affairs NAVSTA Ombudsman
An ideal beach outing for State-side Liaison
GTMO residents might mean email@example.com
driving down to Kittery Beach
and enjoying the sun and waves
in a somewhat secluded atmo- Amy Thomason
sphere. Navy Provisional Guard
But for the past few months Phone - 7599
access to the beautiful beach Pager - 4447-2394
has been secured. thomasonas@
The secondary road to usnbgtmo.navy.mil or
Kittery Beach had been heavily firstname.lastname@example.org
damaged by rain. Any time
heavy rains came the road Kathy Diaz
would be washed out, creat- USNH Ombudsman
ing pot holes and dangerous Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb
Kenneth Buonviri inspects a drainage pipe on the Phone - 7379
Contractors removed road secondary road leading to Kittery Beach. Pager - 72090, #018
materials, rebuilt the road, and technican on the project. and the road has been grated kathiuska.m.diaz@
constructed drainage ditches They also constructed two smooth. gtmo.med.navy.mil
along both sides of the road to drainage ponds approximately The total cost for the ROICC
allow water to run-off. 75-ft. X 75-ft. away from the project was approximately Jennifer Amaio
“All the water from the road road, where water could col- $72,000. USNH Ombudsman
will actually run into the ditch lect without causing any dam- The secondary road is now Phone - 7379
and then the pipe will transfer age to the areas around the open, and unless military op- Pager - 72090, #493
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ponds on the sides of the road,” now makes it possible for two hicles are permitted to use this gtmo.med.navy.mil
said Ken Buonviri, engineer vehicles to pass one another, road during daylight hours.
Friday, June 9, 2006 5
June 14 is anniversary of Battle of Cuzco Well
By R. R. Keene, reprinted with permission of Leatherneck Magazine
Editor’s note: The following ar- not impossible for men in a
Official U.S. Navy Photo
ticle is part of a three-part se-
Corps that stressed marks-
ries about the service of U.S. Ma-
rines in the Spanish-American manship. The battle became a
War. It details the service of the long-range shooting match
Marine battalion of Lt.Col. that could be heard all the way
Robert W. Huntington which back to Camp McCalla.
was sent to Cuba to face the The battle continued for al-
Spanish. It was Lt.Col. Hunting- most another hour before the
ton’s Marines who turned the
Spanish decided they’d had
tide and secured Cuzco Well,
leading to the U.S. landing at enough and started looking for
and later establishment of Na- a way to exit Cuzco Well.
val Base Guantanamo Bay. The From their vantage points the
date is June 14, 1898, and Marines watched as the Span-
Huntington’s Marines have been ish started to withdraw and
fighting off Spanish snipers for gave chase.
three days. Back in Guantanamo City,
Angered at his Marines be- the survivors of Cuzco Well
ing picked off piecemeal by
U.S. Marines raise the American flag on June 14,
1898, at the site of the Cuzco Well, Guantanamo told Gen Pareja they’d been
snipers, Huntington, near a attacked by 10,000 Americans.
state of collapse because of his Bay, Cuba.
Whatever, it was enough to
age, desperately sought to re- Navy, moved out along a path riflemen from the Sixth discourage the Spanish from
verse the situation. His oppor- through the bush and the Ma- Barcelona Regiment manned attacking leatherneck positions
tunity came with the arrival of rines followed. It was an ar- the gun ports of the camp, ad- again for the rest of the war.
Cuban guides and about 70 in- duous and thirsty trek up a justed their sights and prepared
surrectionists. The Marines chalky cliff and over steep to rely on the long-range ac-
and Cubans estimated that ridges. curacy of 500 Mausers to stop
while thousands of imperial The sun’s rays pounded the Marines.
Spain’s troops were around them until some of their num- The first leathernecks and
Guantanamo City, they were bers, including Capt Spicer, Cubans no sooner reached the
facing between 500 to 800 became red-faced, cramped crest when they became tar-
troops in the immediate vicin- and disoriented. Command gets of bullets which even at
ity. A Cuban colonel, sweat then fell to Co C’s George more than 1,000 yards still
soaked and sipping from his Elliott, the junior captain, who “sang in the air until one
canteen, reminded those at of- at age 52 and with 28 years of thought that a good hand with
ficers’ call that water was a service, was also nearing the a lacrosse stick could have
problem for all combatants on end of his own physical limi- bagged many,” wrote Stephen
Cuba. tations. Crane, author of the ‘Red
Why not, he suggested, Elliott realized that the high Badge of Courage,’ who was
mount an expedition and de- ground, a large razorback hill a war corres-pondent cover- USMC Sgt. John H.
stroy the Spaniards’ only which dominated the Cuzco ing the Marines.. Quick was awarded the
drinking water located in their Well camp, had been left un- Leathernecks calmly cham- Medal Of Honor for his
Cuzco Well camp some two occupied. Elliott and his expe- bered rounds into their Lee actions at the Battle of
miles away? dition scrambled up the steep rifles. A thousand yards was Cuzco Well.
Why not indeed. incline coated in brush and
Although it was only a few
miles to Cuzco Well, the ac-
cactus, in a foot race for the
summit. It was a three-minute
Cuzco Well tour
tual route of march was closer sprint that saw them strung Marine Corps Security Force Company Guantan-
to six through breezeless, rug- out over the face of the rug- amo Bay is commemorating the 108th anniver-
ged terrain. Companies C and ged slope, grunting, panting sary of the Battle of Cuzco Well with a tour to the
D (some 150 Marines), com- and gasping, too pained to battle site on June 11.
manded by Capt W. F. Spicer, swear as they forced their legs
with approximately 50 Cubans to pump and carry them up- Three buses will leave the Downtown Lyceum
set out on a painstaking hike. ward. parking lot on June 11 at 8 a.m, first-come, first-
The Cubans, dressed in Meanwhile, in the camp be- served. The tour will last approximately two hours.
whites given to them by the low, six companies of enemy Wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water.
6 Friday, June 9, 2006
June 14 is National Flag Day
Editor's note: The national flag we see flying from our "Every time I raise the flag I get a little tingling in my
flagpoles today has been effective since July 4, 1960, when heart, which makes me feel good and special. It makes
the states of Hawaii and Alaska were added to the Union. you stand a little taller when the flag goes up because it
The original flag of our country was created within a year
of American Independence. Its birthday is regarded as the
brings that connection we all have with one another.
day it was given official recognition by the Continental Con- Even though its 200 years later, it is something that
gress as the national flag of the United States of America, brings us back to our roots. It signifies why we are all
in June 14, 1777. In honor of Flag Day, people were asked here."
what they felt about the flag. These are their answers: GMI(SW) Joshua Tolleson
"Freedom, something that the flag represents, comes
with a price. It's a contradiction in terms - freedom is "When I see people walking around during colors, not
not free. The national anthem is only one minute and taking their hat off, not facing and not paying respect, I
22 seconds long. We should stand proudly as an Ameri- often wonder - do they even know what colors is about?
can or someone who enjoys the freedoms that America These are a few moments you can take everyday to honor
provides and honor that ceremony." the people who have fought for this country. And for
MAC(SW) Lee Conger most of the civilians here, if their ancestors are from this
country, somewhere along the line they have an ancestor
"In the Coast Guard, like all the rest of the military who fought for this country."
services, we honor and respect the flag for what it FTC (SW) Tom Edwards
represents. It is America. I am extremely proud to serve.
There are times when I step out onto the deck purposely "The American flag makes my heart swell.. When
so that I can salute. I would rather go outside. It is an you see that flag, you know it's home...This makes me
honor to honor others who have come before us." very emotional. It is not the piece of material , it's what
YNC Cole Broaders, USCG it stands for - freedom. We have the freedom to believe
"I am proud of the American flag. My family left how we want to believe. That makes me the proudest -
oppressed countries (Poland and Czechoslovakia) to the people who want to stand up and protest - the flag
come to the United States. I am fully aware of Americans gives them the freedom to do that. There are people who
freedoms. I've got an American Flag and British flag give their lives everyday so that these people have the
flying over the top of my truck. Colors is a ceremony that right to say what they want."
should be treated with respect. A lot of men have died for Roberta Stanley
that and I certainly take it personally. I love my country."
What does the American flag mean to you?
SKCS(SW) Kyle French BM3(SW) Denise Clark
Neil Stearns Nicole Cirino
"I see the flag as a "The flag means a lot "I think its a constant "One word. Sacrifice.
representation of the to me because my dad reminder of freedom, Not only the ones that
ideals of what our was in the Marines." respect, and mission." sacrificed their lives
country was founded but also the huge
on." sacrifice of the
families left behind."
Friday, June 9, 2006 7
Congratulations to the Class of 2006
Heather Lynne Panaro Alyssa Angella Roper
Heather lived in Ft. Lewis, Alyssa has lived in GTMO
Wash., before she moved to for two years. Before that, she
GTMO two years ago. She will lived in Chyenne, Wy. She will
study animal science at Wash- move to Virgina to attend Tide-
Nicholas Craig Basel ington State University water Community College.
Nicholas has lived in GTMO "I will remember the great "I will remember the Langston R. Edwards
for 12 years. He will pursue his weather and all the fun times beaches, my friends, the in- Langstan arrived at GTMO
dream of becoming an aero- at the beach," she said. teresting people, and skaters 10 years ago from Vilseck,
space engineer at Georgia and surfers I met down here." Germany. He will attend the
Southern University. University of Columbia.
"I will remember being able "I will remember the free
to live easy, going to the beach movies, the crazy car washes
whenever I wanted. I'll also and everyone who helped me
remember my friends." get to where I am today."
Felicia has lived in GTMO
since February 2004. She'll re-
locate to Gosse Creek, S.C.
where said she will expand her
"I'll miss summer time in
December," she said.
Aaron Manuel Carvajal Heather Anne McGarity
Aaron has lived in Guan- Heather moved to GTMO
tanamo Bay for almost four from Elizabethtown, Ky., one
years. He'll be attending Miami year ago.
Dale Community College. She will pursue her college
"I will remember the friend- education at Texas Tech Uni-
ships that I made, the 25 mph Amanda Faith Walker Jessica Marie Brewer versity. She hopes to become
speed limit. I will remember the Amanda has lived in GTMO Jessica has lived in GTMO a biomedical engineer.
unique moments that I spent in for almost three years. She will for more than seven years. She "I will remember the great
GTMO. attend community college at plans to attend Columbia Col- friends, clear warm water at
San Antonio, Texas. lege. the beach, and the senior skip
"I will remember my friends, days."
"I'll miss the cute guys, the
the good times, and all the sports
I have played in. I will also re- rocky beaches and the won-
member the great times I had derful friendships."
with my amorsito."
8 Friday, June 9, 2006
24/7 summer campaign aims to save lives
By Dan Steber, Naval Safety Center Public Affairs Office
The Naval Safety Center, in too many lives each year.
partnership with the Marine That fact is borne out in the
Corps Safety Division, statistics that show at least 31
launched a new theme for this percent of the fatalities men-
year’s Critical Days of Sum- tioned involved alcohol. Other
mer campaign. The 24/7 Op- problems are speed, fatigue, ag-
eration Summer Force Preser- gressive driving, and lack of
vation theme is part of an ef- seatbelt use. The numbers also
fort to remind Sailors and Ma- show that 25 percent of the fa-
rines to be alert, aware and able talities occurred while riding
to manage risk all day, every motorcycles, and 73 percent of
day. the victims were 18 to 26 years
“The period between Memo- old.
rial Day weekend and Labor Various materials to support
Day too often claims the lives drowning and boating/jet-ski agement part of everyday life, the 24/7 Operation Summer
of Sailors, Marines, and civil- mishaps. Outdoor activities not just a tool to use at work. Force Preservation theme are
ians involved in private motor might include barbecuing, hik- During the summer periods available on the Naval Safety
vehicle (PMV) and off-duty ing, attending beach parties, from 2002 through 2005, the Center website at www.safet-
recreational mishaps,” said playing sports, and driving rec- Navy and Marine Corps lost ycenter.navy.mil/seasonal/
Rear Adm. George Mayer, reational vehicles.” 220 Sailors and Marines in criticaldays.
Commander, Naval Safety Cen- The Naval Safety Center sup- PMV, recreation and other off- Sailors, Marines, civilians,
ter. ports this annual outreach cam- duty incidents. Of those deaths, commanding officers, officers-
“These critical days pose paign and encourages Sailors, 166 were in PMV crashes alone. in-charge, and safety leaders
greater risks for several rea- Marines, and civilians to take “Unfortunately, alcohol is in- can download a media kit, ac-
sons. We take family vacations care of themselves and of each cluded in many of these activi- tivity planner with weekly top-
and often travel greater dis- other and make the summer ties, with the risk of over con- ics, and multimedia resources.
tances than we should without season safe and enjoyable. The sumption” said Mayer, refer- The Naval Safety Center
resting or taking a break. The new 24/7 effort seeks to in- ring to the list of risks Sailors urges commands to use these
weather is ideal for water crease the attention on self pres- and Marines face during the tools to develop local cam-
sports and the risks that go ervation and to get renewed summer and mishaps that take paigns.
along with them, such as emphasis on making risk man-
Yard of the Quarter
— MA3 Norman Sim-
mons and his family are
the Caribbean Circle
winners of the 'Yard of
the Quarter. NAVSTA
CAPT Mark Leary and
the Caribbean Circle
housing manger, Ron
Slater, presented the
award to the family.
Over the next couple of
weeks, the Gazette will
run the photos of the
other quarterly commu-
Photo provided by Rudy Sammons
Friday, June 9, 2006 9
Worship Services All-Navy Golf Team is looking for applicants
Catholic By Ingrid Mueller, CNIC Millington Detachment
Catholic Mass (Main Chapel)
Tuesday-Friday, noon MILLINGTON, Tenn. – petition, the top six male and
Daily Mass (Cobre Chapel)
Confession, Saturday, 4 p.m. The Navy Sports Program is two female finishers overall will
Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. looking for Sailors who are in- be selected to compete as
Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. (Cobre Chapel)
Eucharistic Adoration, daily 24 hrs. terested in competing for a spot members of the U.S. All-
on the All-Navy golf team, Armed Forces Golf Team and
Sunday which will hold its tryouts Aug. go on to the Counsel Interna-
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. 1-4 at Naval Support Activity tional du Sport Militaire
Sunday Services, Main Chapel, 11
a.m. Mid-South, Millington, Tenn. (CISM) Championship, which
Children’s Sunday School, 11:30 a.m. “Golf is one of our most will be held in Galway, Ireland,
Gospel Worship Service, 1 p.m.
Monday competitive sports” said Aug. 13-19. There the athletes
Prayer Group, 6 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Donald Golden, head of the will compete against military
Men’s Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. Navy Sports Program for the teams from around the world.
(Fellowship Hall) Navy’s Morale, Welfare and process, applications can be “It is important to note, that
Gospel Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.
(Sanctuary A) Recreation (MWR) Division, submitted via fax to 901-874- in order to be considered for
Thursday Commander, Navy Installations 6831/DSN 882. participation in the CISM In-
PWOC - 6:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall)
Sunday, Protestant Liturgical Service, Command (CNIC), Millington “There is no cost to the ternational Championship, indi-
10 a.m. (Sanctuary B) Detachment. Sailor ’s command,” said viduals must have a current
Church of Jesus Christ “It is also one of our sports Golden. “Once an individual is U.S. passport,” added Golden.
of Latter Day Saints with strict qualifying stan- selected, the Navy Sports Pro- “If an individual finishes in one
Monday, Family Home Evening, 7 dards. Athletes must have at gram will pay for all costs in- of the top spots and does not
p.m. (rm. 8) least a 5 handicap in order to volved with participation in the have a current passport, the
Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m.
be considered. However, re- program.” next finisher in line will be given
Filipino Christian Fellowship gardless of how good a The top six men and three the opportunity to advance.”
Sunday Worship, 7 p.m. person’s handicap is, the most women golfers at the Navy try- Completed applications
important factor we consider outs will comprise the All-Navy should be faxed to the Navy
Iglesia Ni Cristo (Sanctuary B)
Bible Study, Thursday, 7 p.m. is the amount of stroke-play Golf team, which will compete Sports Office at 901-874-6831.
Sunday Worship, 5:30 a.m. tournaments an athlete partici- in the Armed Forces Golf Applications may also be
Pentecostal Gospel Temple pates in.” Championship Aug. 5-11 mailed to: Commander, Navy
(Sanctuary D) Sailors who meet these against teams from the Marine Installations Command,
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. & 5 p.m.
qualifications are encouraged to Corps, Army and Air Force at Millington Detachment, Navy
Seventh Day Adventist (Sanctuary complete a Navy Sports Pro- Vandenberg Air Force Base in Sports Office, N221E, 5720
Prayer Meeting, Tuesday, 7 p.m. gram application, which is California. Integrity Drive, Bldg. 457,
Vesper Meeting, Friday, 7 p.m. available on the MWR Web site Following inter-service com- Millington, TN 38054-6510.
Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Divine Service, Saturday, 11 a.m. at www.mwr.navy.mil/mwr
Bible Study, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. prgms/sports.htm. The appli-
Islamic Service (Sanctuary C) cation, which gathers basic
Friday Worship, 1:15 p.m. command and personal infor-
United Jamaican Fellowship mation, must be signed by the Pre-Navy Ball 'Bash'
(Bldg. 1036, next to Phoenix Cable) individual’s commanding of-
Sunday Service, 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
ficer. Join the festivities at the Pre-
Shabbat Service Applications are due to the Navy Ball party on June 24, 7 p.m.,
Second Friday of the month, Rm. 11,
7:30p.m. Navy Sports Office no later at Phillips Park. Tickets are $5.
than July 1. To expedite the Beverages and food will be
available, as well as a cash bar.
Divers must be certified Bus transportation will be
In accordance with COMNAVBASEGTMOINST 1711.1, provided. Don't miss out on the
all scuba divers must be trained and certified by one or more
entertainment, outdoor activities,
of the following nationally-recognized scuba diving organi-
zations: PADI, SSI, NAUI, NASDS, YMCA/YWCA, and/or
Armed Forces certification. FMI call 4721 or 77633.
Only certified scuba divers and divers completing train-
ing and certification under a qualified, certified, licensed and
insured instructor contracted through Morale, Welfare, and
Recreation (MWR) or the local dive center (currently, Ocean
Enterprises) may dive at Guanatanamo Bay.
10 Friday, June 9, 2006
Friday, June 9 Happenings
The Wild Windjammer Dinner Theater
Monday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. Bring the
8 p.m., G, 85 min. family to the Windjammer Club to enjoy din-
ner and then watch family oriented G- or
PG-rated movies. This Monday, “Good
X-Men: The Last Stand Boy!,” begins at 5:30 p.m., and the second
10 p.m., PG-13, 104 min. movie, “The In-Laws,” begins at 8 p.m.
Summer Baseball League
June 10, roster is due. June 17, season be-
Saturday, June 10 Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie
gins at Zaizer Field. FMI call Jessica at 2113.
Izzard, James Belushi, Janeane
The Benchwarmers Garofalo, William Shatner
Cardboard Boat Regatta
8 p.m., PG-13, 89 min. Storyline: In this computer-
June 10, 10 a.m. at the MWR Marina and
animated comedy-adventure, an
Sailing Center. Registration deadline for en-
assortment of animals from the
try is June 10, 9 a.m., at the Marina. All
Scary Movie 4 New York Zoo - including a lion,
boats must be constructed of recycled card-
a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala,
board. No cellular, fiberglass, wood, plastic,
10 p.m., PG-13, 83 min. and a squirrel - discover what a
or float material allowed in construction.
jungle the city can be when one
Boats are to be propelled by oars, paddles,
of their own is mistakenly
or convenient body parts. FMI call 2345.
Sunday, June 11 shipped to the wild, and they
embark on a dangerous mission
Take the Lead to rescue him.
June 17-18, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. This class is to
8 p.m., PG-13, 117 min. demonstrate basic techniques of bowl turn-
ing, and using the extruder. Register at the
Ceramic Shop in Bldg. AV 81. The fee is
Monday, June 12 $50 per student. Students will receive clay,
and glazes needed for class. FMI call Scott
Larry the Cable Guy at 4795.
10 p.m., PG-13, 117 min.
Men's Health 5K Run
June 24, 6 a.m. Run begins and ends at base
Larry the Cable Guy gym. Register by June 23 at the gym. Open
Tuesday, June 13 to both men and women. FMI call 2193 or
X-men: The Last Stand Comedy 72102.
Cast: Larry the Cable Guy, Iris
8 p.m., PG-13, 104 min. Bahr, Bruce Bruce, Joanna Summer Reading Program
Cassidy July 1-30 at the Community Library. A reg-
Storyline: Larry is a big city istration gala kicks off the reading program
Wednesday, June 14 health inspector who is happy June 30, 3-6 p.m., at the Library. There will
with his usual beat of greasy be free T-shirts, prizes, rock-wall, bounc-
The DaVinci Code spoon diners and low-rent ethnic ers, beverages, and food provided. FMI call
8 p.m., PG-13, 149 min. restaurants. But his easygoing Maxine at 4700.
life is turned upside-down when
he’s saddled with a straight- New Jazzercise Classes
arrow rookie partner and as-
Thursday, June 15 signed the biggest case of his
Three new Jazzercise classes began June
5 at Marine Hill Fitness Center. FMI call
The Benchwarmers career: investigating an outbreak Teri Key at 77017, or Karissa Sandstrom at
of mysterious food poisonings at 2193.
10 p.m., PG -13, 85 min. the city’s swankiest restaurants.
Friday, June 9, 2006 11
For Sale VCR Panasonic, $20; Goldstar part-time sales agent from July 1 - welcome. Meetings are held at the
microwave, $40. FMI call 77303. Dec. 31. Some experience neces- Media Center every Wednesday
(2) Women's MD BC and regulator sary, training will be provided. at 6:15 p.m. FMI call Scott at 77820.
w/compass, $500. FMI call Paula Vehicles/Boats FMI call Ava Ciemny at 74106. (1) MWR now has Motorcycle
at 77818. (2) 1996 Ford Ranger w/camper lifts for up to 1,500-pds. FMI call
(2) College books: Psychology, top, automatic, AC, reliable trans- Announcements 77941.
7th Edition, $20 OBO; Using portation, $5,300. FMI call 78281 (1) The 108th Phillipine Indepen- (1) Happy Birthday HM3 Joshua
Information Technology, 6th or 90139. dence Day Celebration will be held Abot. Be sure to make yourself
edition, $20 OBO. FMI call Dan at (2) 1994 Dodge Stealth, fully from 5:30 - 10 p.m , June 17, at the some Rice Krispy Treats to
4624 DWH or 84154. loaded, $8,000 OBO. FMI call Downtown Lyceum. In case of celebrate. HM2 R. Joseph Feliciano.
(2) Tires w/rims, 31 x 10.5, excellent Martin 77333 AWH or 4325 DWH. inclimate weather the celebra-tion
tread. FMI call 78281 or 90139. (2) 2003 Toyota Camry, automatic, will be held at the Windjam-mer. Wanted
(2) Toshiba laptop, Intel Pentium V6, excellent condition, $13,800. There will be food, a cultural show (1) Will pay cash for fishing/
processor, DVD burner, LCD wide FMI call Abu 3283 DWH or 78116 and crowning of the Ms. Phillipine pontoon boat. FMI call Mike at
screen, under warranty. FMI call AWH. Independence. Tickets are 77977 or 2129.
Jayboo at 78114 AWH or 3969 (2) Boat, 16.5-ft. MFG, new paint, available now. FMI call Cathy at (1) Looking for folks that want to
DWH. 100 HP motor, new marine radio, 75737. wakeboard. FMI call Garry at 78197
(2) Wooden computer desk w/ fish finder, $2,500 OBO. FMI call (1) Reef Raides Dive Club will hold or 84581.
hutch, excellent condition, $100. 77466. its monthly meeting June 13 at the (1) Dog sitter needed, retriever
FMI call 79494. (1) 1994 Mazda B-3000, cold AC, Dive Club House. Social hour needs a summer home. He is house
(2) Twin jet fins, snorkel, mask, air suspension, new parts, runs begins at 6 p.m., the meeting will broken, kenneled trained, and
$125; Men's red XL Nautica jacket, great, $4,500. FMI call Sonny at start at 7 p.m. FMI call 77353. loves people. FMI call 75899 AWH.
$30. FMI call 75641. 77841 or Carol at 74333 DWH. (1) Effective June 15, the Youth
(2) Queen sleeper sofa, off-white, (1) 2001 G-R Suzuki 1000 motor- Center Open Registration Pro- Yard Sales
good condition, $50 OBO; black cycle, low miles, custom paint, gram's weekend hours are: close June 10 — Center Bargo, #1151, 7
entertainment center w/3 shelves, chrome rims and accents, many 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, and open a.m.
$10 OBO. FMI call 77074. custom parts. FMI call Todd at from 7 p.m. to midnight on Satur- June 10 — Radio Point, #173, 7 a.m.
(1) Lawnmower, 21-in. w/extra 77871 or 79556. days until Sept 1. June 11 — Carribean Circle, #7,
blade, runs well, $30. FMI call Norm (1) 1990 Toyota Corolla, white, (1) The Hispanic American 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
at 77448. automatic, 4-door, CD player, AC, Heritage Association is seeking June 11 — Granadillo Circle, #85B,
(1) Ashley 5-piece black dining new tires, $3,500 OBO. FMI call new members. Everyone is 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
set w/glass top. FMI call 77570. Rick at 75798 AWH.
(1) Beyond Micro 3.5 external hard (1) 1999 Nissan Pathfinder LW,
drive, 300 GB. $250. FMI call Omar automatice, AC, CD, leather
at 2153 or 2447. interior, low miles, $8,500. FMI call
(1) Black futon w/wooden frame, John at 79466 AWH.
$60. FMI call Emil at 78111. (1) 2001 Chrysler Town and
(1) Sony Play Station PSP, Country minivan, loaded, $12,800
portable, brand new, 2 games, OBO. FMI call 772293 or 77390
$200; 2 authentic Coach purses, AWH.
great condition, $125 each OBO. (1) 1991 Harley Davidson FXSTC
FMI call 75512. softail, custom, green and silver,
(1) Sidi motorcycle riding boots, $7,500. FMI call 4004 DWH or
red and black, SZ 12.5, $200; Icon 79545 AWH.
Field Amor riding boots, brand (1) 14-ft. V-hulled boat w/9.9
new, SZ 11.5, $95. FMI call Todd at Johnson motor, $450. FMI call
77871 or 79556. Anthony at 75646 or 4553.
(1) Trek women's mountain bike
w/helmet, $45; Perception 13-ft. Employment
kayak w/rudder, paddle, and (2) Human Resources Office
lifejacket, $900; Old Town 11-ft announces the following vacan-
kayak w/paddle and lifejacket, cies: Medical Clerk GS-4, closes
$650; 7th Edition Psychology June 9; Office Automation GS-5,
book, $50. FMI call 77909. closes June 13; Worker Aide
(1) HP Photosmart 7350 printer, (Clerical) AD-1, closes June 14;
$40; Playstation2 w/2 controllers Worker Aide (Laborer) AD-1,
and 2 extensions, $50; Playsta- closes June 14; Medical Clerk GS-
tion2 games. FMI call 77465. 4, closes June 16; Medical Rec-
(1) 27-in. Hitachi TV, $140; 20-in. ords Administration Specialist GS-
Sylvania TV flat-screen TV, $80; 7/9, closes June 16; Trans-
Compaq Pentium III, 15-in. flat portation Asst. GS-5, closes June
screen monitor, HP Photosmart 20; Social Services Aide, closes
7350 printer, $450; entertainment Dec. 29. FMI call 4441.
center, $40; carpets, $25 each OBO; (2) Lynx Air is seeking a temporary
12 Friday, June 9, 2006
Guantanamo Bay happenings
Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb
Opening Act — The local band 'HITH' perfor-
med the opening act for a touring band from the
states, at the Windjammer Ballroom on May 31. The
band consists of singer and lead guitar, Eric Hendl,
lead guitar, John Brummet, drummer, Jamie Bod-
lovic and bass guitartist, Andrew Perry.
Photo by MC2 (AW) Honey Nixon
Mark Twain — A legend is reincarnated during
a 'An Evening with Mark Twain,' a dinner theater
performance at the Windjammer Ballroom, June 2.
John 'Jay' Gilbo, principal of W.T Sampson Ele-
mentary School, performed renditions of Mark
Photo by MC1 Robert Lamb
The Avenues — The Hampton/Harrisonburg,
Va., based band performed at the Windjammer Ball-
room on May 31. Members are drummer Caleb Spaul-
ding, bass guitartist, James Nartawitcz, guitarist,
Ricardo Fearing, and lead guitar/singer, Chris Perez.
Photo by Lindon Grant
Hands on — Alex Miller, Denisha Tyson, and
Josh Solan perform computer repairs during the
Teen Center Computer Workshop, June 6. During
the workshop, teens were taught various computer
Photo by Stacey Byington hardware and software skills. The workshop is held
Sunrise — The sun peeks out behind the Gold every Friday at the Oasis Teen Center from 3:30 - 5
Hill Galley on a typical Guantanamo Bay morning. pm.