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Title: The wire
Uniform Title: Wire (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Joint Task Force Guantánamo
Publisher: 362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
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Publication Date: 06-27-2008
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AROUND THE JTF | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 AROUND THE JTF | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008JTFAROUNDTHESwing Away! Rafael Martinez concentrates while waiting for a pitch during Tuesday nights game at Zaiser on Diablos with a 12-3 JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell The Commissions Support Group hosted a barbeque at Cable Beach Troopers turned out for grilled smorgasbord of food, as well as prizes and JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell JTF Guantanamo photo by Army 1st Lt. Sarah R. Cleveland Volume 9, Issue 18 Friday, June 27, 2008 Got Maintenance? 525 Got Maintenance? 525 th th in gear in gear Turn up the volume with Friends Turn up the volume with Friends Fleet and Family Supports Gitmo Fleet and Family Supports Gitmo Cadets train for Cadets train for success success A JTF Journal

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PAGE 2 | THE WIREJTF-GTMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby Joint Task Force CMC: Navy Command Master Chief Brad LeVault Office of Public Affairs: Director: Navy Cmdr. Rick Haupt: 9928 Deputy: Army Lt. Col. Edward Bush: 9927 Supervisor: Army 1st Sgt. Patrick Sellen: 3649The WireEditor: Army Staff Sgt. Paul Meeker: 3651 Assistant Editor: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Johnstone: 3594 Layout and Design: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Keen: 3594 Army Sgt. Scott Griffin: 3594 Army Sgt. Jody Metzger: 3592 Web Design: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Wolff: 8154 Staff Writers: Army Sgt. Jody Metzger: 3592 Army Spc. Shanita Simmons: 3589 Army Spc. Daniel Welch: 3589Contact us:Base Information: 2000 Public Affairs Office: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651Cover Photo By:Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert ClowneyOnline:www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milJointTaskForce-Guantanamo, produces The Wire, which is printed under the provisions of Department of Defense Instruction 5120.4 The Public Affairs Office JTF GUANTANAMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr. Joint Task Force CMC: Navy Command Master Chief Brad LeVault Office of Public Affairs: Director: Navy Cmdr. Pauline Storum: 9928 Deputy: Army Maj. Richard Morehouse: 9927 Supervisor: Army 1st Sgt. James Venske: 3649The WireExecutive Editor: Army 1st Lt. Adam Bradley: 3596 Editor:Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson: 3651Assistant Editors: Army Staff Sgt. Emily Russell: 2171 Army Sgt. Gretel Sharpee: 3594 Staff Writers: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cheryl Dilgard: 3499 Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathaniel Moger: 3592 Army Spc. Megan Burnham: 3589 Army Pfc. Eric Liesse: 3589Contact usPublic Affairs Office: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 Email: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milThe WIRE is the official news magazine of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is produced by the JTF Public Affairs Office to inform and educate the Troopers of JTF Guantanamo through news, features, command guidance, sports and entertainment. The WIRE seeks to provide maximum disclosure with minimum delay with regards to security, accuracy, propriety and policy. This DoD news magazine is an authorized publication for the members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The WIRE are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is printed by the Document Automation & Production Service with a circulation of 1000. COVER:A player from Average Joes (right) charges for the ball against an I during their winning game, 9-0, tournament that ran from June JTF photo by Army Pfc. Eric Liesse TROOPER-TO-TROOPER | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | 15 MINUTES OF FAMETHE WIRE | PAGE 15Air Force 1st Class JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________Air Force 1st Sgt. Scott Clarkson, from the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrated his devotion to his Airmen by refusing to mobilize back home. While stationed on a six-month volunteer deployment at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Clarkson underwent knee surgery in order to stay with his troops. Clarkson was offered the chance to go back home and have a knee replacement procedure which would end the long lasting pain he faces daily. Instead, after a consultation with Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Dewing, orthopedic surgeon and department head at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Clarkson decided to undergo a knee surgery here that would delay the need for a total knee replacement, but not replace it. As a United States service member I see the severe demand for personnel like sweat and tears to accomplish the mission, said Dewing. It is not only my honor, but it is a way to thank the men and women that I serve with. Clarksons situation, he was starting the demobilization process back to the states. However, Dewing acknowledged the need and importance of this operation for Clarkson. Soldiers are often recognized for their accomplishments through honors and ceremonies, but rarely can they show recognition to each other through an action but Dewing and Clarkson, they did just that. He is helping me stand by my beliefs and fellow Airmen, them, I want to be the last to step off of it, expressed Clarkson the morning of his surgery. Accomplishing what we came over [the mission] with pride and gratitude and most important a mission completed. The successful operation was performed by Dewing, June 17 at the Naval Hospital here. The 474th ECES had a formation for Dr. Dewing, where they presented a hand-made shadow seconds at the Camp Justice sign which leads to the entry of Tent City managed by Clarksons Troops. It is great to know that there are people like [Dewing] in the service that cares about everyone and puts their needs in front of their own, said Clarkson. Thats what we should all live by, and now thanks to him I am staying and I am supporting my troops. to the end(From the left) Air Force 1st the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron Command Master Chief Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion____________________________________ Learn from every event, situation and challenge, success. I believe, and previously wrote, the decision for many of us to join the military in lieu of some other profession was not one we made without much thought and consideration. Those reasons were and are as varied as we are different. As my tour with the Joint Task Force comes to an end, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the opportunity to have served with you as well as for each and every learning experience or situation we have encountered. You all have exhibited the true respect and professionalism we have grown to expect throughout our military careers. It doesnt matter what your title, position or duties are or were within the organization, you must continue to believe in its importance and the difference it makes. Though you may not understand why and how every decision is made or every order that is given, you must remember and keep the faith. Your contributions are a part of a mission that promotes democracy, peace and is vital to the security and safety of the free world and most importantly our great nation. I would be remiss if I did not implore you to take the opportunity to thank family and friends, who have also made commitments. that includes nine ships of six different platforms and numerous sea service deployments, I can truly say that my experiences with the JTF have been one of, if not the most, intriguing and educational experiences. As the JTF is comprised of a combination of active, guard and reserve forces as well as civilian personnel and government agencies, it is important to maintain communications and unit the Global War on Terrorism. I bid you farewell, Fair Winds and Following Seas. Continue to serve our great nation and protect our loved ones. Honor Bound to Defend Freedom.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | MISSION THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Ready, Set... Eat! Shorter walk for Camp Echo Troopers to get to chow coming in July JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs___________________________A new galley, Kittery Caf, is scheduled to open the morning of Monday, July 7, near Camp Echo here. As one of many new pre-engineered buildings set to open shortly across from the Camp 5 and Camp 6 complex, Kittery Caf will be a new dining facility for all Joint Task Force Guantanamo personnel around Camp Echo. Navy Capt. Greg Rismiller, Joint Task Force engineer, said the new facility will have the equipment currently used at Caf Caribe, which will close as a result of the move. Kittery Caf was built identically to Caf Caribe to accommodate the transition. Caf Caribe is currently scheduled to serve its last meal during dinner Friday, July 4, allowing the equipment to make the move over the holiday weekend to Kittery Caf. Rismiller said with the opening of the new facility near the heart of Camp Echo, Joint Detention Group Troopers will save time and distance for their chow breaks. It will be easier for [the JDG Troopers], Rismiller said of the new caf. They wont have to go to Camp Delta; there will be a central galley right [at Camp Echo]. Most buildings, including the new galley, are a special type of structure called pre-engineered buildings. You got a slab, then you have a steel structure, then you put the skin on, said Rismiller of the buildings. These help cut down construction time from more standard, more permanent buildings. Some additions may still come to the new galley, such as construction for a scullery and the addition of a separate power generator, said Army Capt. Steve J-4. Troopers will probably be eating off paper plates for a while. The key thing was to get this open as fast as possible to help the Troopers at Camp 5 and 6, said Holder. The Ad Hoc, a take-only makeshift dining facility currently at Camp Echo, will help offset the closure of Caf Caribe by possibly going to four meals per day and extending its current hours Holder said. Kittery Caf is just one of many new buildings set to house the JDG as it makes its transition over to near Camp Echo, Rismiller said.

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See JCOC/12See JCOC/12 A Healthy way to Kick off the Summer Army Specialist Megan BurnhamJTF Guantanamo Public Affairs______________________________________While it is hard to distinguish the different seasons in Guantanamo Bay, June 21 was in fact the start of celebrate this day, Audrey Chapman, Morale, Wellness and Recreation Fitness coordinator, organized a 5K run/ When asked why MWR chose to host a fun run as a summer kick-off event, Chapman replied, We do runs went on to add, Its just an excuse to get people out and People participate in running events for many different stay in shape or to train for a longer distance run in the near event is for the participants to have a joyous experience last portion was the infamous hike up the long incline of could make it through the whole thing but once I got to the Since this event was considered a fun run and not an actual race competition, there were no prizes given to the an equal chance to win a door prize by writing their name Chapman gathered everyone around the prize table and that were awarded to the lucky participants included small prizes such as note pads, beach balls, beach bags and kiddy swimming pool! For those who missed out on this past run, the 4th of

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MISSION | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 PAGE 4 | THE WIREMaintenance shop plays key role in mission Vasquez, an allwheel mechanic fastens the connections on an air hose during a preventative JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ When walking into the 525th Military Police Battalion maintenance shop you someone to talk to, but what would you expect? For the 10 Soldiers who work there, being responsible for keeping the MP Soldiers in vehicles and not on their feet is a mission they take seriously. They really need these vehicles, said Spc. Angel Torres, an all-wheel mechanic from the 162nd Field Artillery Battalion, Puerto Rico National Guard. If I dont complete this vehicle they cant complete their mission. The 525th MP Battalion is responsible for the force protection of the Joint Detention Group within the Joint Task Force. They provide security in and around the detainee camps through continuous operations. Our Soldiers switch out and work in shifts but one of our vehicles could be running 24 hours a day for up to a week, said Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Moreira, battalion motor sergeant for the 525th. In order to ensure the vehicles are always ready and capable of running for such long periods of time, preventative maintenance checks are done on a regular basis. When a HUMVEE comes in, we start with the regular maintenance and by doing that we can see if anything else is wrong, said Spc. Jonathon Vasquez, all wheel mechanic with the 162nd. Just the regular maintenance takes up to three days with two guys working on it, but if we run into something it could take longer. The shop is capable of three levels of maintenance on M-1025 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, operator maintenance, organizational level maintenance and third-shop level maintenance. Even though it may take three full days to complete the preventative maintenance on one HMMWV, the Soldiers in the maintenance shop are willing to do the job. This is what I do at home too, said Vasquez. I like being a mechanic and this job is importantimportant to do right too. Passalacqua, an all-wheeled mechanic, with the 162nd Field Artillery Battalion, does preventative maintenance on a High Mobility Multipurpose

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See CADET/11 NE W S & IN F ORMA T ION | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | MISSION Cadet Omar training with the 193rd Military Police Company to gain experience being a platoon leader as part of Cadet Troop required by the United States Military Academy JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________For a four-week summer training course, two cadets from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, N.Y., traveled down here to conduct handsthrd Military Police Companies to see how things work in the real Army. I wanted to be in an MP unit that was actually doing a real world mission, said Senior Cadet Kate Bertanzetti. I wanted to do something that was actually contributing to the war on terror. This type of required training is part of Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) where cadets gain hands-on experience by selecting a post and branch, become attached to a certain unit and job shadow a sponsor to gain experience of being a platoon leader (PL) and all that the job entails. Army, said Junior Cadet Omar Shaikh. You cant really compare a school environment to the real Army. Shaikh and Bertanzetti were two cadets that were given the rare opportunity to conduct their on-the-job training here in Guantanamo Bay; this experience is only offered to four cadets a year. I am really glad I was able to come here, commented Shaikh. Im really honored to be a part of this. th MP comapny and job shadowed Army 1st Lt. Charles Richardson, 2nd PL, while Shaikh rd MP company and followed Army 1st Lt. Kyle Dufore, 1st PL. Bertanzetti has already chosen to branch MP once she is commissioned but Shaikh is still undecided between Engineering and MP. and have spent their time either working in the camps, doing administration work, or leading and conducting training exercises: They are learning how to be a PL. Every cadet is given a list of tasks they are supposed to accomplish before their CTLT training is complete. evaluation report (OER) support form, report (NCOER) on the platoon sergeant, lead unit physical training and platoon training, said Shaikh. The rest [of the tasks] are at the company commanders discretion. Bertanzetti recently left the island, after completing all required tasks, to continue with her other summer training requirements. Shell be going to Washington, D.C., to work with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the National Security Division. I learned a lot while I was here, said Bertanzetti. Just watching the leaders in action has been good. I got to see what I like, what I dont like and how I want to run, hopefully, my platoon when I graduate. Shaikh will also be leaving the base soon and traveling to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for a four-week internship in engineering. Next summer he is going to be training the younger cadets during their airborne school. Two other fortunate West Point cadets will be coming to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in the near future to conduct their CTLT training as well. This is a good experience for the young cadets, said Dufore. Were giving them the tools to succeed but it depends on the cadet on what they do with it. Bertanzetti spent her time here attached to the 189th Military Police Company learning the responsibilities of a platoon leader as part of her Cadet Getting exposure to the real Army Northeast Gate JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Pvt. Carlynn Knaak Overall U.S. seat belt use was 82 percent for 2007, up slightly from 81 percent in 2006. Among 16 to 24-year-olds, 77 percent regularly wear seat More females regularly use seat belts, 86 percent, than males, The Click It of Ticket seat belt campaign National Statistics Fact Sheet states: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for An estimated 14,164 lives were saved by safety belts in 2002, and if all vehicle occupants over age 4 had been wearing safety restrained in a fatal crash in 2002 survived. Of those who were In 2002, 5,625 16 to 20-year-old passenger vehicle occupants In 2002, 64 percent of 16 to 20-year-old passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt. 16 percent of 16 to 20-year-old drivers and passengers injured in crashes were not restrained. JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________When entering a vehicle, whether getting behind the wheel or riding shotgun, few people consciously think about their actions needed to get on the road. Adjusting mirrors, properly positioning the seat, making sure the gas tank is full, all are needed but have become second nature for most. However, one action is required when riding around Guantanamo Bay and can help save your life: wearing your seat belt. According to the Guantanamo Bay Motor Vehicle Code (NAVSTAGTMOINST 11200.1): The driver of a vehicle is responsible for each passenger complying with seat belt enforcement policies. Unless in a bus or tactical vehicle not equipped with safety belts, all occupants must were a safety belt, with all available straps, as the safety belt is intended to be worn. If seat belts are available, all children 4 years of age and under and weighing 45 pounds or under must ride in a safety seat authorized by U.S. Department of Transportation as intended. No safety straps or belts may be tampered with in any way, Failure to comply with these policies may be a two point license deduction here. Here are some facts taken from the 2007 National Occupant Protection Use Survey, conducted annually by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National THE WIRE | PAGE 12

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LOCA L SP OR T S | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 PAGE 6 | THE WIRE JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs___________________________________________Amidst a ballet of men crashing full-speed into each other and last week. hockey rink Wednesday, June 18. started June 16 with three teams playing. I Cant Think of a Names goalie had a few quick, close ball-stops, but Average Joes still managed another two goals, of a Name had a few powerful shots to their opponents goal, but Average Joes goalie was quick to block with his glove. Throughout the game, few penalties slowed the game. A few high-sticking calls, but few others. Playing three, 12-minute periods with two-minute Dynamite Donkeys, taking a 1-2 overall record. Average Joes, led by team captain Nathan Collins, was with team captain Walt Zapf, was all Navy Expeditionary Players from the Average Joes tangle for the ball during their winning game, 9-0, at Denich Gyms JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs___________________________________The sun, the sand, the ocean in the distance and one what you would have found at Windmill beach last volleyball tournament of the summer. This is a blast, said Jesus Uranga, a member of Ericas Birthday Team. Its a great way to keep busy through the weekend and obviously its Ericas birthday, so happy birthday, Erica! two games up to 21 points and the last game up to 15 points, but in all three the lead team needed to win by two points. The competition ended with the Gitmo Latinos evening. But after a rough day of sand and sun, team No PAO won the tournament. Hockey tourney ends in big win tournament, pose with their newly acquired trophies after obliterating Beach Volleyball a sunny hit!

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NEWS & INFORMATION | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 PAGE 10 | THE WIREFRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | MOVIE RECON THE WIRE | PAGE 7 PG-13 1 hour, 39 minutes Rating: Baby-Mama DramaProviding Troopers peace of mind JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ The Fleet and Family Support Center provides the military and civilian community with many services that support individuals in varying aspects of their life, both personally and professionally. Whether you are seeking professional development as you embark on a new career as a civilian, or prepare to transition to a new duty station, or are just looking for someone to talk to during a tough time, the Center can guide you and give you the tools you need for success. Working with anger and stress impact on the individuals serving the Joint Task Force mission, said Ronnette Moore, a life skills educator, who also served 12 years in the Navy. Life skills education encompasses areas such as anger and stress management, maintaining loving relationships, parenting, individual counseling and bereavement counseling. It also teaches individuals how to communicate more effectively, whether in a personal relationship or a professional capacity. We provide service members the tools so they can serve the mission more effectively, said Patricia Garro-Daily, a clinical counselor at the center. We take the time to ensure that the service member has the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills by role playing in particular situations that encourage the individual to try what they learned and give them the chance to get comfortable with it. If an individual comes to the center with a family or relationship concern, they can initiate a counseling session with the couple just as though both are in the room by calling the spouse who is unable to be present, and conducting the session as though both are physically present. This thinking outside-the-box approach is one of the many things that make the Center a real asset to Guantanamo. We best take care of service members by meeting them where theyre at, said Patricia Williams, director of the Center. We help them identify where they want to be and help them get there. Keeping their privacy is a priority. What is said here stays here. Thats important, it gives them an outlet. Sponsorship training is another program the Center supports. For Troopers coming to Guantanamo Bay, the sponsorship programs helps by assigning a sponsor who reaches out to them prior to their arrival and gives them an idea of what to expect. Upon arrival, the sponsor will meet the new Trooper at the ferry and begin the process of getting settled on the base. They are the incoming Troopers initial lifeline to the island. Troopers who are getting out of the military are encouraged to take transition assistance classes so they can be prepared for the next step in their life. For these individuals, employment classes can teach them the basics of effective resume writing, how to complete employment applications and how to negotiate salary. They also speak with a Veterans Administration representative A lot of people dont know how to effectively write a resume, said James Mandley, educator and sexual assault response coordinator with the Center. We have a good showing for the resume writing workshop and for transition assistance management. All of the classes are successful. The Center, with its central location near Bulkeley Hall opened up a satellite We opened the Fleet and Family Support Center location at the Joint Task Force One Stop approximately one year ago, said to come to the main location when they have to ride a bus. We need to support the JTF mission, its why we opened that location. Troopers, whether active duty or reserve, are encouraged to access the services the Center has to offer. The staff here is committed, Williams said. They are supportive and team oriented. Were currently operating with a 67 percent staff [level] and yet everyone goes the extra mile to complete all tasks successfully. We do whatever it takes to support service members and their families. Trooper One Stop, provides a convenient staffed Monday through Friday from JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________The subject of procreation has been fairly and Juno making uber-stars out of their leading actors, the topic seems like movie gold. These two movies also grabbed plenty of critical praise and even some Oscar buzz. Now Tina Fey, one of the best Saturday Night Live cast members and writers in recent memory, has hopped on the pregnancy train as well with Baby Mama. Written and directed by Michael McCullers, former SNL and Austin Powers writer, Baby Mama follows businesswoman whose biological clock is ticking loudly. However, with no husband, the old fashioned way is out of the question. When Fey tries both adoption and invitro fertilization, neither go through. Fey even gets told I just dont like your uterus, by her doctor, played by John Hodgman in one of the movies many hilarious cameos. As a last resort, Fey decides to employ a surrogate from a company run by an oddly fertile Sigourney Weaver. Paired to birth for Fey is her SNL pall Amy Poehler as Angie Ostrowski, a dumber-than-average blond presented lightly as white trash who is in husband Carl, played by Dax Shepard. Once pregnant, Poehler and her husband separate, which forces Fey to allow her into her upscale condo. With such an odd-couple scenario and Feys incessant babying of comic gold. When Feys company opens up a new organic foods store in an established neighborhood, Greg Kinnears character tries not to feel the pinch at his juice caf. Kinnears character, Rob, starts to grow on Fey as the budding, sarcastic love interest. The movie makes plenty of jokes and allusions to the typical Fey starts to loosen her personality and Poehler straightens out her life, but theyre done well. Fey and Poehler play well off each other, allowing their different personalities to drive the movie. The way the pair interacts with other characters makes some of the best scenes; especially the birthing classes that Feys and Poehlers characters attend together. A hilarious highlight Feys boss and CEO, Barry, played by a ponytailed, hippy-channeling, table-sitting Steve Martin. With Fey playing the straight-laced businesswoman to Martins psychedelic in with awkward hilarity. The many bit parts are what really push the movie. Other SNL alums make appearances (a pattern here that no one should be surprised with) like Will Forte as Feys dorky last serious boyfriend and Fred Armisen as a nervous and neurotic stroller salesman. Add Holland Taylor as Feys subtly belittling mother who thinks of her being single is an alterative lifestyle, and Maura Tierney as Feys motherly sister, the support for Fey and Poehler is superb. Although essentially an odd-couple pairing with a modern-day twist, Baby Mama holds its own in the male-dominated comedy world the way only Tina Fey can.

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NEWS & INFORMATION | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 PAGE 10 | THE WIREFRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | MOVIE RECON THE WIRE | PAGE 7Baby-Mama Drama Providing Troopers peace of mind JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ The Fleet and Family Support Center provides the military and civilian community with many services that support individuals in varying aspects of their life, both personally and professionally. Whether you are seeking professional development as you embark on a new career as a civilian, or prepare to transition to a new duty station, or are just looking for someone to talk to during a tough time, the Center can guide you and give you the tools you need for success. Working with anger and stress impact on the individuals serving the Joint Task Force mission, said Ronnette Moore, a life skills educator, who also served 12 years in the Navy. Life skills education encompasses areas such as anger and stress management, maintaining loving relationships, parenting, individual counseling and bereavement counseling. It also teaches individuals how to communicate more effectively, whether in a personal relationship or a professional capacity. We provide service members the tools so they can serve the mission more effectively, said Patricia Garro-Daily, a clinical counselor at the center. We take the time to ensure that the service member has the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills by role playing in particular situations that encourage the individual to try what they learned and give them the chance to get comfortable with it. If an individual comes to the center with a family or relationship concern, they can initiate a counseling session with the couple just as though both are in the room by calling the spouse who is unable to be present, and conducting the session as though both are physically present. This thinking outside-the-box approach is one of the many things that make the Center a real asset to Guantanamo. We best take care of service members by meeting them where theyre at, said Patricia Williams, director of the Center. We help them identify where they want to be and help them get there. Keeping their privacy is a priority. What is said here stays here. Thats important, it gives them an outlet. Sponsorship training is another program the Center supports. For Troopers coming to Guantanamo Bay, the sponsorship programs helps by assigning a sponsor who reaches out to them prior to their arrival and gives them an idea of what to expect. Upon arrival, the sponsor will meet the new Trooper at the ferry and begin the process of getting settled on the base. They are the incoming Troopers initial lifeline to the island. Troopers who are getting out of the military are encouraged to take transition assistance classes so they can be prepared for the next step in their life. For these individuals, employment classes can teach them the basics of effective resume writing, how to complete employment applications and how to negotiate salary. They also speak with a Veterans Administration representative A lot of people dont know how to effectively write a resume, said James Mandley, educator and sexual assault response coordinator with the Center. We have a good showing for the resume writing workshop and for transition assistance management. All of the classes are successful. The Center, with its central location near Bulkeley Hall opened up a satellite We opened the Fleet and Family Support Center location at the Joint Task Force One Stop approximately one year ago, said to come to the main location when they have to ride a bus. We need to support the JTF mission, its why we opened that location. Troopers, whether active duty or reserve, are encouraged to access the services the Center has to offer. The staff here is committed, Williams said. They are supportive and team oriented. Were currently operating with a 67 percent staff [level] and yet everyone goes the extra mile to complete all tasks successfully. We do whatever it takes to support service members and their families. James Mandley addresses a classroom of Troopers at the Fleet and Family Support Center during a Sexual Assault Victim Intervention class that trains individuals how to be a Victim Advocate in the is one of many programs offered Trooper One Stop, provides a convenient staffed Monday through Friday from JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________The subject of procreation has been fairly and Juno making uber-stars out of their leading actors, the topic seems like movie gold. These two movies also grabbed plenty of critical praise and even some Oscar buzz. Now Tina Fey, one of the best Saturday Night Live cast members and writers in recent memory, has hopped on the pregnancy train as well with Baby Mama. Written and directed by Michael McCullers, former SNL and Austin Powers writer, Baby Mama follows businesswoman whose biological clock is ticking loudly. However, with no husband, the old fashioned way is out of the question. When Fey tries both adoption and invitro fertilization, neither go through. Fey even gets told I just dont like your uterus, by her doctor, played by John Hodgman in one of the movies many hilarious cameos. As a last resort, Fey decides to employ a surrogate from a company run by an oddly fertile Sigourney Weaver. Paired to birth for Fey is her SNL pall Amy Poehler as Angie Ostrowski, a dumber-than-average blond presented lightly as white trash who is in husband Carl, played by Dax Shepard. Once pregnant, Poehler and her husband separate, which forces Fey to allow her into her upscale condo. With such an odd-couple scenario and Feys incessant babying of comic gold. When Feys company opens up a new organic foods store in an established neighborhood, Greg Kinnears character tries not to feel the pinch at his juice caf. Kinnears character, Rob, starts to grow on Fey as the budding, sarcastic love interest. The movie makes plenty of jokes and allusions to the typical Fey starts to loosen her personality and Poehler straightens out her life, but theyre done well. Fey and Poehler play well off each other, allowing their different personalities to drive the movie. The way the pair interacts with other characters makes some of the best scenes; especially the birthing classes that Feys and Poehlers characters attend together. A hilarious highlight Feys boss and CEO, Barry, played by a ponytailed, hippy-channeling, table-sitting Steve Martin. With Fey playing the straight-laced businesswoman to Martins psychedelic in with awkward hilarity. The many bit parts are what really push the movie. Other SNL alums make appearances (a pattern here that no one should be surprised with) like Will Forte as Feys dorky last serious boyfriend and Fred Armisen as a nervous and neurotic stroller salesman. Add Holland Taylor as Feys subtly belittling mother who thinks of her being single is an alterative lifestyle, and Maura Tierney as Feys motherly sister, the support for Fey and Poehler is superb. Although essentially an odd-couple pairing with a modern-day twist, Baby Mama holds its own in the male-dominated comedy world the way only Tina Fey can.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | NE W S & IN F ORMA T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Class JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ your radio is on and the sounds of Third Day are coming through loud and clear, followed by Lifehouse and Creed. Scattered throughout the Christian contemporary music is some witty banter and a friendly message with a morality lesson. Subjects like chastity and sex, the golden rule and Gods unconditional love have all been topics of the week for the Friends of God radio show. These subjects are all topics that Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers can identify with on some level. A few months ago Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Cubba and New Mexico Army National Guard Chaplain, Capt. Scott Brill met in a spinning class. After a brief conversation the two put their creative minds together and with the blessing of the local radio station, the Friends of God radio show was born. We had each been thinking about a Christian radio show before we even met. When we met and talked about it, it just clicked, said Brill. While providing guiding words is standard fare for a Chaplain, Cubba realized he wanted to do the show when he When I realized I wasnt leaving until October, instead of May, I decided that I wanted to do something to help people, said Cubba. Each week the duo works on a message with a topic. Cubba writes the scripts for each show while Brill voices the show. The team researches the music to expand their We are limited to only playing music that is in the computer that the radio station has the rights to. There is a lot of music we cant play. We cant bring in our own CDs and play music from them, said Cubba. The two men have a great time putting the show together and their excitement is evidenced by the enthusiasm going out over the airwaves every Sunday morning. The show is a blast to produce, said Brill. Along with having a positive message and music the show features times for Naval Station and JTF chapel services, and news and events that may be important to a faith based audience. So far, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The radio gurus are open to new ideas, new artists and new music to research. Recently the radio show has had chaplains assistant Army Sgt. Sean Reeves as a guest to the show. The pair are interested in having other guests on the show in upcoming weeks. Brill wants to and chaplains aides that help out are acknowledged. Although they are behind the scenes they do a lot of the grunt work that make it possible for Brill and Cubba to do their radio show as well as their jobs. The show comes as a breath of fresh Christian-themed radio show in recent memory, but the duo makes efforts to not be overbearing. Its not preachy, and its not your mothers music, said Brill. If you are interested in providing feedback or ideas regarding the show you can email Chaplain Brill at: scott.brill@jtfgtmo.southcom.mi l. On the air with Friends of God

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NEWS & INFORMATION | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | MISSION Cadet Omar training with the 193rd Military Police Company to gain experience being a platoon leader as part of Cadet Troop required by the United States Military Academy JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________For a four-week summer training course, two cadets from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, N.Y., traveled down here to conduct handsthrd Military Police Companies to see how things work in the real Army. I wanted to be in an MP unit that was actually doing a real world mission, said Senior Cadet Kate Bertanzetti. I wanted to do something that was actually contributing to the war on terror. This type of required training is part of Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) where cadets gain hands-on experience by selecting a post and branch, become attached to a certain unit and job shadow a sponsor to gain experience of being a platoon leader (PL) and all that the job entails. Army, said Junior Cadet Omar Shaikh. You cant really compare a school environment to the real Army. Shaikh and Bertanzetti were two cadets that were given the rare opportunity to conduct their on-the-job training here in Guantanamo Bay; this experience is only offered to four cadets a year. I am really glad I was able to come here, commented Shaikh. Im really honored to be a part of this. th MP comapny and job shadowed Army 1st Lt. Charles Richardson, 2nd PL, while Shaikh rd MP company and followed Army 1st Lt. Kyle Dufore, 1st PL. Bertanzetti has already chosen to branch MP once she is commissioned but Shaikh is still undecided between Engineering and MP. and have spent their time either working in the camps, doing administration work, or leading and conducting training exercises: They are learning how to be a PL. Every cadet is given a list of tasks they are supposed to accomplish before their CTLT training is complete. evaluation report (OER) support form, report (NCOER) on the platoon sergeant, lead unit physical training and platoon training, said Shaikh. The rest [of the tasks] are at the company commanders discretion. Bertanzetti recently left the island, after completing all required tasks, to continue with her other summer training requirements. Shell be going to Washington, D.C., to work with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the National Security Division. I learned a lot while I was here, said Bertanzetti. Just watching the leaders in action has been good. I got to see what I like, what I dont like and how I want to run, hopefully, my platoon when I graduate. Shaikh will also be leaving the base soon and traveling to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for a four-week internship in engineering. Next summer he is going to be training the younger cadets during their airborne school. Two other fortunate West Point cadets will be coming to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in the near future to conduct their CTLT training as well. This is a good experience for the young cadets, said Dufore. Were giving them the tools to succeed but it depends on the cadet on what they do with it. Bertanzetti spent her time here attached to the 189th Military Police Company learning the responsibilities of a platoon leader as part of her Cadet Getting exposure to the real Army Northeast Gate JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Pvt. Carlynn Knaak Overall U.S. seat belt use was 82 percent for 2007, up slightly from 81 percent in 2006. Among 16 to 24-year-olds, 77 percent regularly wear seat More females regularly use seat belts, 86 percent, than males, The Click It of Ticket seat belt campaign National Statistics Fact Sheet states: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for An estimated 14,164 lives were saved by safety belts in 2002, and if all vehicle occupants over age 4 had been wearing safety restrained in a fatal crash in 2002 survived. Of those who were In 2002, 5,625 16 to 20-year-old passenger vehicle occupants In 2002, 64 percent of 16 to 20-year-old passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt. 16 percent of 16 to 20-year-old drivers and passengers injured in crashes were not restrained. JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________When entering a vehicle, whether getting behind the wheel or riding shotgun, few people consciously think about their actions needed to get on the road. Adjusting mirrors, properly positioning the seat, making sure the gas tank is full, all are needed but have become second nature for most. However, one action is required when riding around Guantanamo Bay and can help save your life: wearing your seat belt. According to the Guantanamo Bay Motor Vehicle Code (NAVSTAGTMOINST 11200.1): The driver of a vehicle is responsible for each passenger complying with seat belt enforcement policies. Unless in a bus or tactical vehicle not equipped with safety belts, all occupants must were a safety belt, with all available straps, as the safety belt is intended to be worn. If seat belts are available, all children 4 years of age and under and weighing 45 pounds or under must ride in a safety seat authorized by U.S. Department of Transportation as intended. No safety straps or belts may be tampered with in any way, Failure to comply with these policies may be a two point license deduction here. Here are some facts taken from the 2007 National Occupant Protection Use Survey, conducted annually by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National THE WIRE | PAGE 12

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | VOICE OF THE FORCE PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Boots on the GroundWhat is your favorite wildlife in Gitmo?nd Class Cheryl Dilgard Jason Schoyer Class Emily Valenzuela I love swimming with The little frogs that are all over, especially when they are climbing the Bananna Rats, they are funny and funny Keep Marching! nd Fleet Anti-terrorism Support Team, 4th platoon, patrol JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell

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LI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 PAGE 14 | THE WIRE JTF CHAPEL SCHEDULED PROGRAMSCatholic Mass Sunday: 7 a.m. Confession 7:30 Mass 11 a.m. Mass Protestant Worship Sunday: 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Spanish Protestant Worship Sunday: Noon P R A Y E R JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________Ten weeks of disputing the different plans for state representation created a spirit of contention and strife among the delegates at our nations Constitutional Convention. In fact, some delegates began voicing the opinion that the Convention should be dissolved. In the midst of this rancorous scene, on June 28, 1787, the elder statesman present, eighty-one year old Benjamin Franklin, brought renewed calm and focus by calling upon his fellow delegates to remember and return in prayer to the One who had given our nation its birth of freedom. Addressing the President of the Assembly, and the delegates present, Franklin spoke these immortal words: In this situation of this Assembly, groping presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, humbly applying to the Father of lights to illumine our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the All of us who were engaged in the struggle means of establishing our future national powerful Friend? Or do we now imagine have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in build the house they labor in vain that no better than the builders of Babel: we what is worse, mankind may hereafter, in establishing governments by human and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before ( Honor Thus, from our founding as a nation to the present this truth remains: apart from God we experience confusion, division, and weakness; relying upon God we experience insight, unity and strength.

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PAGE 2 | THE WIREJTF-GTMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby Joint Task Force CMC: Navy Command Master Chief Brad LeVault Office of Public Affairs: Director: Navy Cmdr. Rick Haupt: 9928 Deputy: Army Lt. Col. Edward Bush: 9927 Supervisor: Army 1st Sgt. Patrick Sellen: 3649The WireEditor: Army Staff Sgt. Paul Meeker: 3651 Assistant Editor: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Johnstone: 3594 Layout and Design: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Keen: 3594 Army Sgt. Scott Griffin: 3594 Army Sgt. Jody Metzger: 3592 Web Design: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Wolff: 8154 Staff Writers: Army Sgt. Jody Metzger: 3592 Army Spc. Shanita Simmons: 3589 Army Spc. Daniel Welch: 3589Contact us:Base Information: 2000 Public Affairs Office: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651Cover Photo By:Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert ClowneyOnline:www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milJointTaskForce-Guantanamo, produces The Wire, which is printed under the provisions of Department of Defense Instruction 5120.4 The Public Affairs OfficeJTF GUANTANAMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr. Joint Task Force CMC: Navy Command Master Chief Brad LeVault Office of Public Affairs: Director: Navy Cmdr. Pauline Storum: 9928 Deputy: Army Maj. Richard Morehouse: 9927 Supervisor: Army 1st Sgt. James Venske: 3649The WireExecutive Editor: Army 1st Lt. Adam Bradley: 3596 Editor:Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson: 3651Assistant Editors: Army Staff Sgt. Emily Russell: 2171 Army Sgt. Gretel Sharpee: 3594 Staff Writers: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cheryl Dilgard: 3499 Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathaniel Moger: 3592 Army Spc. Megan Burnham: 3589 Army Pfc. Eric Liesse: 3589Contact usPublic Affairs Office: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 Email: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milThe WIRE is the official news magazine of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is produced by the JTF Public Affairs Office to inform and educate the Troopers of JTF Guantanamo through news, features, command guidance, sports and entertainment. The WIRE seeks to provide maximum disclosure with minimum delay with regards to security, accuracy, propriety and policy. This DoD news magazine is an authorized publication for the members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The WIRE are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is printed by the Document Automation & Production Service with a circulation of 1000.COVER:A player from Average Joes (right) charges for the ball against an I during their winning game, 9-0, tournament that ran from June JTF photo by Army Pfc. Eric Liesse TROOPER-TO-TROOPER | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 | 15 MINUTES OF FAMETHE WIRE | PAGE 15Air Force 1st Class JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________Air Force 1st Sgt. Scott Clarkson, from the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, demonstrated his devotion to his Airmen by refusing to mobilize back home. While stationed on a six-month volunteer deployment at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Clarkson underwent knee surgery in order to stay with his troops. Clarkson was offered the chance to go back home and have a knee replacement procedure which would end the long lasting pain he faces daily. Instead, after a consultation with Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Dewing, orthopedic surgeon and department head at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Clarkson decided to undergo a knee surgery here that would delay the need for a total knee replacement, but not replace it. As a United States service member I see the severe demand for personnel like sweat and tears to accomplish the mission, said Dewing. It is not only my honor, but it is a way to thank the men and women that I serve with. Clarksons situation, he was starting the demobilization process back to the states. However, Dewing acknowledged the need and importance of this operation for Clarkson. Soldiers are often recognized for their accomplishments through honors and ceremonies, but rarely can they show recognition to each other through an action but Dewing and Clarkson, they did just that. He is helping me stand by my beliefs and fellow Airmen, them, I want to be the last to step off of it, expressed Clarkson the morning of his surgery. Accomplishing what we came over [the mission] with pride and gratitude and most important a mission completed. The successful operation was performed by Dewing, June 17 at the Naval Hospital here. The 474th ECES had a formation for Dr. Dewing, where they presented a hand-made shadow seconds at the Camp Justice sign which leads to the entry of Tent City managed by Clarksons Troops. It is great to know that there are people like [Dewing] in the service that cares about everyone and puts their needs in front of their own, said Clarkson. Thats what we should all live by, and now thanks to him I am staying and I am supporting my troops. to the end (From the left) Air Force 1st the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron Command Master Chief Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion____________________________________ Learn from every event, situation and challenge, success. I believe, and previously wrote, the decision for many of us to join the military in lieu of some other profession was not one we made without much thought and consideration. Those reasons were and are as varied as we are different. As my tour with the Joint Task Force comes to an end, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the opportunity to have served with you as well as for each and every learning experience or situation we have encountered. You all have exhibited the true respect and professionalism we have grown to expect throughout our military careers. It doesnt matter what your title, position or duties are or were within the organization, you must continue to believe in its importance and the difference it makes. Though you may not understand why and how every decision is made or every order that is given, you must remember and keep the faith. Your contributions are a part of a mission that promotes democracy, peace and is vital to the security and safety of the free world and most importantly our great nation. I would be remiss if I did not implore you to take the opportunity to thank family and friends, who have also made commitments. that includes nine ships of six different platforms and numerous sea service deployments, I can truly say that my experiences with the JTF have been one of, if not the most, intriguing and educational experiences. As the JTF is comprised of a combination of active, guard and reserve forces as well as civilian personnel and government agencies, it is important to maintain communications and unit the Global War on Terrorism. I bid you farewell, Fair Winds and Following Seas. Continue to serve our great nation and protect our loved ones. Honor Bound to Defend Freedom.

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AROUND THE JTF | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 AROUND THE JTF | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 AROUND THE JTF JTF JTF AROUND JTF JTF THE Swing Away! Rafael Martinez concentrates while waiting for a pitch during Tuesday nights game at Zaiser on Diablos with a 12-3 JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell The Commissions Support Group hosted a barbeque at Cable Beach Troopers turned out for grilled smorgasbord of food, as well as prizes and JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell JTF Guantanamo photo by Army 1st Lt. Sarah R. Cleveland Volume 9, Issue 18 Friday, June 27, 2008 A JTF Journal