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'Fatastic Four' named biggest losers


									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-
mer Ballroom.
   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., 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
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
                                                                                                                                            guided-missle destroyer
special Web site (www.                                                   and credit card statements for                                        The Navy will commission the      Mobile Bay, one of the most cel- 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-
                                       Guantanamo Bay

                                                                                         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
    Photographer..................................................................................................MC1(SW) Terry
                                                                                                                                            forces gained control of the Mis-    the ship.
    Matlock                                                                                                                                 sissippi River splitting the Con-       The 9,200-ton Farragut is
    The Guantanamo Bay Gazette is an authorized publication for members
    of the military services and their families stationed at U.S. Naval Station                                                             federacy.                            being built by Bath Iron Works,
    Guantanamo Bay. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official                                                                       In 1864, Rear Adm. Farragut       a company of General Dynam-
    views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S.                                                                    rallied his men to victory, shout-   ics. Farragut is 509.5 feet in
    Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content is
    prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Naval                                                                ing: “Damn the torpedoes! Full       length, has a waterline beam of
    Station Guantanamo Bay. Questions or comments can be directed to the                                                                    speed ahead!” and led all but one    59 feet, a navigational draft of
    PAO. The Gazette staff can be reached by phone at ext. 4502; fax 4819;
    by email at Get the Gazette online at                                                                            of his 18 ships safely through       32 feet and a crew of 290 offic-                                                                                                                    the channel to win the Battle of     ers and enlisted personnel.
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.
                                                                                                    NAVSTA Chapel
                                   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

                                                                                                          Cheryl Crouse
                                                                                                       NAVSTA Ombudsman
                                                                            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                
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                                                                   
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                                                                       or
Kittery Beach had been heavily                                                              
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
driving conditions.
   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.                    
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
the water into some retention      road. The reconstructed road    erations restrict access, ve-         jennifer.k.amaio@
ponds on the sides of the road,”   now makes it possible for two   hicles are permitted to use this
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."
                                                  Jacob Duchock

                       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.
                                          Felicia Green

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
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
                                                                                                             Commanding Officer
                                                                                                             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-
                                                                                                             nity winners.
                                                                                                             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
              (Sanctuary A)
 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.”
            (Sanctuary A)
 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
 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
                                                                                        and fun!
 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

     Downtown Lyceum
       wntown Ly
     Downto                                                              MWR
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.
                                       The Wild
                                                                          Summer Baseball League
                              Kids/Family, Animation
                                                                  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.
                                                                             Advanced Pottery
                                                                  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

                                                     GTMO Shopper
                                                     GTMO Shopper
          For Sale
          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
                                                              Twain's literature.

                                  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.

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