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Volume 9, Issue 27 Friday, August 29, 2008 A JTF Journal THE
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 Jayme Pastoric: 3499 Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathaniel Moger: 3592 Army Spc. Megan Burnham: 3589 Army Pfc. Eric Liesse: 3589Contact usEditors Desk: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: at Guantanamo Bay. JTF Guantanamo Bay photo by Petty nd TROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008Motivation, will, balance: Keys to successArmy Master Sgt. George Diaz__________________________________________We, as service members of the Armed Forces, are now living Motivation comes from the heart this allows us to do things and motivation creates the desire to be or do something a requires a balance. Leaders have to balance the mission and the welfare of their subordinates, the limitations of each individual, as well as this balance, then that leader can motivate succeed. We as individuals have to balance our interests with team goals, our needs with the mission, and our limitations with the standards. achieved without enthusiasm. demonstrate will and motivation the combination will and balance.
FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 | MISSION THE WIRE | PAGE 3 rd Gitmo Seabees help JTF, Naval Station with construction needs Construimus, Batuimus: We build, we fightArmy Pfc. Eric Liesse____________________________ 4, are no different. From building storage buildings for st the bridge over the Guantanamo River each side. However, when defects were advanced bases in war zones rather than getting the new designation of CB from this name. Brown said. Durring hurricane season, demands. full gear. needs Gitmo has in store for them, be
MISSION | FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 PAGE 4 | THE WIRE Preparing for RamadanSee RAMADAN/13 Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson____________________________________________ means that Ramadan observations begin earlier each succeeding some variance on the correct method to determine when Ramadan begins some favor the sighting of a new moon, but according to and devotion to Allah. Fasting, or sawm suhoor, as well as an evening meal called iftar celebration called Eid-al-Fitr detainees who fast receive the suhoor before dawn and the iftar iftar meal is a double of the evening meal. delivering the evening meal and being sensitive of the taraweeh all within a few hours. Guards also watch their own actions
THE WIRE | PAGE 5 st a gunners mate USCG GUNEX: Army Spc. Erica Isaacson____________________________ Gun and an assortment of signaling devices. 21 was a chance for them to hone their with the signals was their use becomes shifted into high gear range. After having out on the water with the unrelenting sun beating down on them, once again donned their Kevlar helmets boat as crew members on the remaining readiness. begun. forming.
LOCA L SP OR T S | FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 PAGE 6 | THE WIRE Army Spc. Megan Burnham____________________________ the concrete slab under the sand and the not to be missed. games where one team had to win two of eliminated from the tournament. With this Fun in the sun and the sand each match. Jaime Carolann tournament Tournament Results 1st 2nd
FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 | MOVIE RECON THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Ive got a bad feeling about this...Army Pfc. Eric Liesse____________________________ set the scene and tone. American culture. wrong with this movie. clone armies against the droid armies of the morning cartoon with lightsabers. Few actors returned to voice as droid leader and Sith Lord Count hails from a wrong time ago, and genius of the original.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Blue Tang Giant Tube Sponge Underwater Neighbor s
FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 | NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Army Staff Sgt. Jim Wagner____________________________ dwindling. 1st absentee ballots. votes in Florida over Al Gore, giving Bush Gitmo intranet.
NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 PAGE 12 | THE WIRE National Geographic
RAMADAN FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 | VOICE O F T HE FORCE PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Boots on the GroundIf you could rename Hurricane Gustav with another G name, what would it be? Trent Ingram nd nd made someone mad and iftar Taraweeh Taraweeh. Laylat al-Qadr JTF Guantanamo photo by Zak, cultural advisor
LI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 PAGE 14 | THE WIRE The choice to forgive JTF CHAPEL SCHEDULED PROGRAMSCatholic Mass Protestant Worship Spanish Protestant Worship and choice to Army Capt. Eric Beyth____________________________ nutrition, but most from beatings. He was after his usual beating and sat him at a he sat there mesmerized at the site of his He went on for quite some time. that his cell be searched and demanded to
Public Affairs Soldier achieves standing The new junior Trooper of the Quarter attributes his win to military bearing and FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 | 15 MINU T ES O F FA M ETHE WIRE | PAGE 15Army Sgt. Gretel Sharpee____________________________ rules and regulations. For this quarter it th Mobile Liesse, who has been in the Wisconsin said Liesse. started hearing on the news about Soldiers board, he can be found writing the movie reviews and other various articles for the
Volume 9, Issue 27 Friday, August 29, 2008 A JTF Journal THE AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, AUGUS T 29, 2008 Around the nd JTF Russell