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Naval Air Station Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (also called Gitmo or GTMO) is located on 45 square miles (120 km2) of land and water at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba which the United States leased for use as a coaling (fueling) station following the Cuban-American Treaty of 1903. The base is located on the shore of Guantánamo Bay at the southeastern end of Cuba. It is the oldest overseas U.S. Navy Base, and the only one in a country with which the United States does not have diplomatic relations. The Cuban government opposes the presence of the naval base, claiming that the lease is invalid under international law. The U.S. government claims that the lease is valid.

Location: Guantanamo Bay Cuba
Veterans: 17
Latest Activity: Jul 8

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Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Started by Donald Arthur Moore Jun 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Assigned to VC-10 as Squadron Corpsman from 1969-1971. TAD to NAS Dispensary. Qualified on HU-16 type aircraft and flew SAR missions for NAS. I had a relatively good tour, accompanied by wife and son…Continue

Guantanamo Bay Cuba, NAS Medical Dispensary

Started by Robert Richard Raskey Apr 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Was in GTMO from January 1966 to January 1967, worked and resided at the NAS Medical Dispensary up on the hill, for LT. Doctor Robert White, who was awesome. Remember the early morning drills for…Continue

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Comment by Jim Cassidy on May 18, 2012 at 12:26pm

Worked at the Liquid Oxygen Plant (LOX  Plant) located at the end of the runway overlooking the entrance to the bay. Feb. '69-Feb'70


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