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    Cuba: 23 Hometown Assets


    • TROOPERS STAND FOR AWARENESS AT GTMO

      TROOPERS STAND FOR AWARENESS AT GTMO

      Courtesy Story   |   Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs   |   08.16.2016

      As the buses rolled in, the event coordinators knew the volunteer turnout was higher than initially anticipated. On March 26, approximately 160 volunteers participated in the photo of the first human ribbon at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to kick off the upcoming Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Awareness month....
      Hometown: Guantanamo Bay

    • Arifjan Soldier finds motivation through family

      Arifjan Soldier finds motivation through family

      Story by Sgt. Jonathan Fernandez   |   U.S. Army Central   |   07.05.2016

      CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – She was tired of it. The 20-year-old packed her things and left home. “I just don’t like communism,” she said. “I wanted to be free.” She boarded a plane and flew to Belize. From there, she went to Guatemala and then Mexico. The relentless woman crossed the border into the United States and after being detained for 36 hours during the political asylum......
      Hometown: Havana

    • Arifjan Soldier finds motivation through family

      Arifjan Soldier finds motivation through family

      Photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman   |   U.S. Army Central   |   07.05.2016

      Spc. Dayanna Sanchez, a radiology specialist with the 53rd Head and Neck Surgical Team assigned at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and native of Havana, Cuba, high crawls underneath an obstacle during the 2016 USARCENT Soldier of the Year Competition. Sanchez’ hard work and dedication recently afforded her the opportunity to be the only female Soldier to participate in the competition....
      Hometown: Havana

    • Farragut general quarters drill

      Farragut general quarters drill

      Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart   |   U.S. Navy   |   08.21.2015

      150815-N-VC236-023 GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 15, 2015) - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Noel Gonzalez, from Havana, Cuba, unwinds a aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) hose during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group supporting Operation Inherent......
      Hometown: Havana

    • Farragut damage control training

      Farragut damage control training

      Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jackie Hart   |   U.S. Navy   |   08.19.2015

      150811-N-VC236-074 RED SEA (August 11, 2015) - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Noel Gonzalez, from Havana, Cuba, signals to Machinery Repairman Fireman Preston Anderson to relieve a hose team member during damage control training drills aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of Theodore Roosevelt Carrier......
      Hometown: Havana

    • Wing Shop as important to FRCSE as wings are to Hornet

      Wing Shop as important to FRCSE as wings are to Hornet

      Story by J. L. Wright Jr.   |   Fleet Readiness Center Southeast   |   06.17.2015

      When the U.S. military decided to extend the lifespan of the F/A-18 Hornet an additional 2,000 to 4,000 flight hours, it had an immediate effect on the employees of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE)....
      Hometown: Trinidad

    • Wing Shop as important to FRCSE as wings are to Hornet

      Wing Shop as important to FRCSE as wings are to Hornet

      Photo by J. L. Wright Jr.   |   Fleet Readiness Center Southeast   |   06.17.2015

      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Anthony Christian repairs an F/A-18 Hornet wing panel at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast June 4. Christian is an aircraft mechanic with the Wing Shop and a native of Trinidad. (U.S. Navy Photo by J. L. Wright Jr./Released)...
      Hometown: Trinidad

    • East and West coast unite for GITMO mission

      East and West coast unite for GITMO mission

      Story by Tulara McCauley   |   Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Fort Bliss   |   08.25.2014

      Two National Guard units, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Infantry Division, Los Alamitos, California and the Forward Detachment, 102nd Military Police Battalion, 153rd MP Brigade, 53rd Troop Command, Auburn, New York, combined to create a Joint Detention Group (JDG), which deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from here, Aug. 5....
      Hometown: Guantanamo Bay