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PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 Learning from our pastJTF-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 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 J. Russell: 2171 Army Staff Sgt. Gretel Sharpee: 3594 Staff Writers: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric: 3499 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:st Class Alexis Barbosa sorts incoming mail in in Camp America on Oct. 8. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Petty Class Benjamin Dennis Army Master Sgt. David Wade___________________________________________As all of you well know, history is being made in Guantanamo Bay every day. But it is important to remember that this is not Well and about the two Marine sentries that were shot while on On June 10, the 1st Marine Battalion, at Guantanamo Bay. suffered from heat exhaustion than were wounded or a memorial to the Marines who died on and around the hill.
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | MISSION THE WIRE | PAGE 3 FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | MISSION THE WIRE | PAGE 3 nd Class __________________________________ humble beginning with six frigates more support of national interests and support allies and partners around the world. We are Happy 233rd steadfast and honorable, and we thank you. warships. deployment of 100 years ago. y battle n of the globe from 6, 1907, to 2, 1909 by order of t t. and blue banner on their bows, these ships would later be known as the Great White s with four battleships power and y of several ships (s, s, destroyers, auxiliary ships), element of national power and maintaining Honoring the 100th anniversary of st missions bringing hope and healing to around the world and serving at home that keep today. see the growth and has had over the last 233 years. In the true sprit of naval
MISSION | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 PAGE 4 | THE WIREKeeping the comfort nd Class Cory Becherer 3rd Class Ronald Alinger work for the Camp America JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Petty Class Benjamin Dennis A crane pulls storage cabinets from the back of a pick up truck in the metal scrap yard. JTF Guantanamo Class Benjamin Dennis.nd Class ____________________________ housing takes numerous hours and teams We are always making sure things are nd things, everyday of the week and all hours ing damaged mattresses and making sure property is damaged or worn out, the team breaks it down and hauls it away. rd erything they need as they rotate through worn out tables. One by one they moved made the trip to the dump, unloaded the burnable items, and then repeated through out the day. with new furniture and amenities to wel time to maintain the furniture and main
THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | MISSION A bus full of Troopers listen to Army Chaplain Scott Brill deliver a message about using the Scriptures. Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell ____________________________ always get the same attention: spiritual health. and some were struggling to make it to Vargo bus. Bringing faith to Troopers and have the opportunity to get to know a guest speaker. as the Jewish lay leaders, aboard to share inspiring messages and serve as a reminder that religious diversity is what makes this nation free and strong. someone to talk to. for religious support supplies like Bibles, Korans, rosaries or religious books.
LOCA L SP OR T S | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 PAGE 6 | THE WIREHodge Podges members bump, set and prepare to spike the volleyball during their Tuesday night Captains Cup game at Denich Gym. Carlynn M. Knaak____________________________ set and spike their way to the top during tournament. known to the volleyball world as rally If a team makes a mistake, the serve and team. having fun, playing the game and getting Members of the W.T. Sampsons High School team join together to receive instructions from their coach after the loss Womens Volleyball Tournament. Aces of Naval nets
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | MOVIE RECON THE WIRE | PAGE 7If Ma Bell were Big Brother ... ____________________________________________ in to arrest him. As though she is right there with the pair, the are turned off. is inversely proportional to the number of plot mysteries, and it turns into as a terrorist with the greatest Internet anything remotely groundbreaking.
Fishing with a professional George Poveromo world renowned saltwater angler, and Senior Editor with Salt Water Sportsman Magazine visited Guantanamo Bay to meet Troopers and spend time fishing the plentiful waters of the Bay. Poveromo, along with his filming crew and three Troopers, set out early each morning aboard the Marc VI, to catch their bait for the day. After stocking up on live herring, the Marc VI raced off to the mouth of the bay, to see what kind of big fish they could reel in. The Yellowtail Snapper were plentiful and served as a good indication that larger fish, like Grouper, may be lurking below. With more wind and more current in the water, the conditions were rife for a good day of fishing. In addition to fishing with Troopers, Poveromo held two fishing clinics at the marina and also made meet-and-greet appearances to sign autographs. For more information, see Reel Adventure, page 10.
NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 PAGE 10 | THE WIRESee FISHING/13 Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell____________________________ boat, and a whole lot of enthusiasm, and was honored, and wanted to take it one step able to do just that. show while he was here. What began as an his boat. nd and the bay this is an untapped Troopers get opportunity Reel adventureabundant here. Yellowtail sustain great shark.
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 11See HAHA/13 Celebrating the HispanicMegan Burnham____________________________ Heritage Month. 1968, but only lasted for a week. However, was also held that provided a family American cultureDoraima Alvares, member of the HAHA, dances with Arnaldo Feliciano for a medley of songs, to include the Bachata, the Reggaeton, the Merengue and Salsa at the HAHA dinner dance. As guests arrived and handed in their guests insight on the type of foods made A highlight of the evening was the manpower, personnel and administration at Marysol Restrepo and Jorge Restrepo perform the Cumbia, a native Columbian dance, at the Hispanic-American Heritage Association Dinner Dance at the Windjammer Ballroom, Oct. 4.
NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 PAGE 12 | THE WIRE
HAHA FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | VOICE O F T HE FORCE PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Marysol Restrepo (left) and Migdalia Orellana dance to the music of Bomba y Plena from Puerto Rico at the Hispanic-American Heritage Association annual dinner dance held at the Windjammer Ballroom, Oct. 4 Boots on the GroundGiven the current economic state, what do you trust more: the stock market or your sock drawer?by Army Pfc. Eric Liesse Navy Lt.j.g. Stacy Gross Army Staff Sgt. Ingrid Ryan Army Spc. William Alcoser rd Class Jason Lail Cash savings that is maybe not in a sock drawer, but the bank. Neither, with the way things are going right now. My sock drawer because the stock market sucks right now. Look at the DOW, and weve lost two banks already. A little bit of both because it really depends on what stocks you have. st a mutton snapper, weighing in around eight pounds. grouper. the end of this year. night. FISHING
LI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 PAGE 14 | THE WIRE The lesson of the sailboat LI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 PAGE 14 | THE WIRE JTF CHAPEL SCHEDULED PROGRAMSCatholic Mass Sunday: 7 a.m. Confession Wednesday: Protestant Worship Sunday: 9 a.m. Spanish Protestant Worship Sunday: Noon Army Capt. ____________________________There once was a boy who saved all the money that he earned in a year to purchase a miniature sail boat. It was a top-of-the-line, technologically advanced thing of beauty. It had servos that could raise and lower the sails, trim the rudder and it even had a little motor to propel her along if the wind was down. It took the boy and his father four painstaking months to assemble and paint it and silkscreen the sails, but when it was took it to a nearby pond on the outskirts of town. His face beamed with pride as he set it in the water for its maiden voyage. He was putting it through its paces for about 15 minutes when the wind began to pond. He hadnt checked the weather, and sure enough a storm was upon them. The winds blew the ship away, so he dropped the sails and tried to motor it back, but the current swept it over the bank of the pond and down the newly formed river faster than he could run. He gave it his all for about two blocks before he gave up hope and returned home with When his father came home he cried all the more. He sulked for days. On his way to the park one day he passed a hobby store and in the window he saw his sail boat. The distance couldnt fool him although it had a new paint job and new sails, he recognized his handiwork. He went inside and inquired about the model in the window, and the owner said that he had found that ship the day after the storm. The store owner explained that it was in bad need of repair and a new controller when he found it, but for $80 he had it up and running. The boy told the story of how he had lost it in the storm a couple of weeks back and how he would like it returned. The man explained that he had already put money into it and could not part with it, but like everything else in the store, she was for sale. The boy was shocked at the $100 sale price, but after arguing his point left more determined than ever to get his ship back. He spent the next month doing every odd job and chore he could to earn the money. He passed by the hobby store daily to make sure the model ship was still there. When he had collected the money he went to the store, slapped his money on the counter and redeemed his prize. As he walked home with it he said to her, You are now mine twice over once because I made you, and now because I bought you. separated from friends and family, but
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 | 15 MINU T ES O F FA M ETHE WIRE | PAGE 15 Protecting and serving nd Class _________________________________ Understanding your job is vital for jobs makes you just a step above your believer in learning a job to the fullest and being the best at your job. and the training from the Army and tried to taught to me and train them up to be the on him as a leader. mission at hand. I perfer to lead by example. If I tell my Soldiers to do Luis Ortiz Army Staff Sgt. Luis Ortiz steps out of the back of a truck. As squad leader, Ortiz is responsible for keeping his Troopers sharp and fully trained. Class Benjamin Dennis
AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 Army Sgt. Eric Regensberg, a New Mexico National Guard Trooper working necessary paperwork to issue supplies here, Oct. 6. JTF Guantanamo Navy Seaman Jorge Jimenez, a hospital corpsman apprentice, looks on as Army Spc. John Williams, a medic, uses a light microscope at Joint Task Force Guantanamos Joint Troop Clinic, Oct. 3. JTF Class rd Class Bobby Egger, a boatswains mate with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves Port Security Unit 307, performs overhead tricep extensions at G.J. Denich Gym, Oct. 6. JTF Guantanamo photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad LeBlank, a member of the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron, employs a hand held fogger to spray for insects and pests outside a Camp Justice tent here, Oct. 3. JTF Guantanamo photo Rap with the Chap Faith service on the way to work Navy Birthday Celebrating 233 years! Volume 9, Issue 33 Friday, October 10, 2008 A JTF Journal