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Volume 9, Issue 36 Friday, October 31, 2008 Captains Cup Golf Tourney Hitting the links JTFs Rising Six Lower enlisted take voice
Teamwork, the key to our successMaster Chief Jeffrey MillerJoint Detention Group ________________________________________Throughout the Navys history, our mission has constantly changed to meet the challenges faced by our great nation. Today is no different. The Navy recently celebrated its 233rd history, we are reminded of our obligation to meet those challenges to secure our countrys freedom. Although the freedom and the American way of life. endeavor. members of our Navy, as well as other branches of coordinated efforts to achieve a common goal. The with demanding assignments to carry out. In order resources around us for assistance and guidance. and morale must be at the forefront of our commitment. Their well-being and training all around them. Americans, have strived from one generation PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008JTF-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 Russell: 3592 Army Staff Sgt. Gretel Sharpee: 3594 Staff Writers: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric: 3499 Army Spc. Megan Burnham: 2171 Army Pfc. Eric Liesse: 3589Contact usEditors Desk: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 Email: email@example.com 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:Race trophies from the Halloween 5K held on Oct. 25, are decorated as vampires. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation program hosted the race and invited participants to run in their costumes. JTF Guantanamo Photo by Navy Petty
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 | MISSION THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Making it (almost) feel like home Army Pfc. Eric Liesse_____________________________________________ oversees the housing areas of Tierra Kay and the senior enlisted housing area of Bay Hill. Tierra Kay in front of TK58 beside WL 3-A near D-block in those housing areas. around housing areas as a result of vandalism. live there during the next rotation are the ones who are most affected by the illegal and unneeded actions as they are the ones said.
MISSION | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 PAGE 4 | THE WIRETake action for satisfactionMembers of the Rising 6, an organization intended to promote leadership and camaraderie throughout all branches of service, meet to discuss important issues that contribute to the greater good and well being of all Troopers. Mentorship Espirit de Corps ServiceArmy Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell____________________________ there to encourage or assist in addressing issues, big and small. th anonymously if theyre in fear of good community relations and establish th here. senior airman suggested they start a was to [facilitate better communication] Tallmon maintains that being able to abusing the chain of command system facilitates action in a timelier manner, Issues range from suggestions for said Tallmon. Weve had four meetings Justice
THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 | MISSION Spc. Lebron Adams, 193rd Company, 525th Military Police Battalion, takes aim with his M16A2 supported position utilizing the sandbags in front of him as a support for hand and weapon. Staff Sgt. Gretel Sharpee________________________________The ground feels cool as you lie down, the your shoulder and your eye focuses through the the same focus area, aiming for center mass and said 1st rdth rd also handgun. rd 12-13 times in the two-and-a-half years he has been in the Army. Core skills of being a Soldier
Frightening 5KGuantanamo Bay residents and Joint Task Force Troopers show their off their best Halloween face, eat free candy and run in the spookiest race of the year. LOCA L SP OR T S | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 PAGE 6 | THE WIRE nd Class Jayme Pastoric____________________________Have you ever had a dream where you running with a six-foot cheerleader in a were actually seeing them, along with other great costumes at the Halloween Guantanamo Bay residents and race of the year. Tilton attributes her success to the amount the other days I choose to run a shorter distance, anywhere from one-and-a-half Id have to say the race went better time to dress as her favorite cartoon character. He credits the success involvement. getting T-shirts for The Welfare and Recreation said Johnson. The stretch along Kittery Beach and some very creative costumes. Halloween 5K results 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 | MOVIE RECON THE WIRE | PAGE 7 The little engine that almost could Army Pfc. Eric Liesse____________________________ weight, but if the leading man or woman cant embody the character, then nothing else matters. constant and overwhelming discrimination is usually static and doesnt bring out to be over his head acting in such an emotionally heavy and stoic role. their hardest efforts in school as well. unchanged to really be believable. He falls short throughout almost the entire adding to the feeling that the movie is been. racism in the collegiate community and becoming one of the greatest runnig constant discrimination is so extreme that it almost seems In the most extreme shows of hate in recent overwhelming racial threats the team wear their helmets avoid damage from thrown called. The racial vitriol of the scene is unbelievable and Its also interesting to note still-living former teammates never have been so intolerant. By the end of the game, after
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE A Gentlemens game THE WIRE | PAGE 9 FRIDAY, OC TO BER 31, 2008 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE The Yatera Seca Golf Course was host to the Captains Golf Tournament, Oct. 25. Nine teams of four players started out, one team per hole, and played the entire nine-hole course starting at 9 a.m. First and second place teams were identified after nearly three hours of play First Place Ricky Pino, Mike Terres, Steve Gant, Jack Hollis Second Place Alfred Perez, Cedric Davis, Cory Becherer, Andy Leal JTF Guantanamo photos byArmy Staff Sgt. Gretel Sharpee
NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 PAGE 10 | THE WIRE Faith across culturesArmy Lt. Col. Joe Romero____________________________ and on duty as the naval stations command religious counseling and maintaining a mission is all the more challenging given military branches and from throughout the the world. homes and car windshields, it is also countrys history, from a small minority during the time of the 13 colonies to being the countrys largest faith today. easily understood by all his listeners. He to be understood by everyone in attendance. reallife incidents, current events or humor message he is trying to convey. At the conclusion of Aguileras career Gitmo community are fortunate and blessed now.
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 | NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 11 These tracks are from an adult female hawksbill sea turtle crawling back to the ocean after laying a nest of eggs in the pebbled sand at Windmill beach during the night. Saving the sea turtlesArmy Spc. Megan Burnham____________________________The beginning of a sea turtles life is female sea turtles return from the ocean and nest their eggs. turtles and green turtles return to the same semi-sandy beaches from which they to return to the ocean, which normally occurs at night, a hatchling will tear out of its egg shell, crawl to the sand surface and sea turtles-to include the green turtle and the disorientation. The numbers of sea turtles are continuing of acts. However, hatchling disorientation has occurred on base. When a turtle hatchling reaches the surface, its basic instinct is to move in the brightest direction. This would normally be towards the water where the moon shines Instead of following the natural light to the water, they become disoriented and head in death from exhaustion, dehydration and that thousands of hatchlings were dying each year from hatchling disorientation and Guantanamo was contributing to this statistic. season. This has been done by stressing the lighting with low-wattage bulbs. We have also started collecting data and green turtles] are increasing or deaths by the solutions listed above as well
NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 PAGE 12 | THE WIRE Heart HealthyArmy Master Sgt. Leonard Pimentel stops to get his blood pressure checked at a health fair set up at the Seaside Galley during lunch hours, Wednesday. The fair brought information to Troopers on common health concerns such as smoking cessation, high blood pressure and the
FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 | VOICE O F T HE FORCE PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Boots on the GroundWhich do you prefer, trick or treat?by Army Staff Sgt. Gretel SharpeeArmy Spc. Raul Fuster Army Staff Sgt. Krystal Cole Army Master Sgt. Oscar Fraire Navy Lt. Chaplain David Mowbray Trick because I am a Dennis the Menace at heart. Treat M&Ms. Candy is always a good motivator. Trick because candy is bad for you. Treat: Chocolate, strawberry or mint. Those are my favorites. New GlassesNavy Hospital Apprentice Bryce Mancherster helps Army Sgt. Sarah Stannard, 112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, select a pair of glasses at the optometry clinic in the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Hospital, Tuesday. Stannard and her fellow Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers have access to the health care services provided by the hospital.
Self-control: the main ingredient for inner peaceLI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 PAGE 14 | THE WIRE JTF CHAPEL SCHEDULED PROGRAMSCatholic Mass Sunday: Wednesday: Protestant Worship Sunday: Spanish Protestant Worship Sunday: Noon Army Chaplain Eric Beyth____________________________I havent been able to verify this, but someone once told me that the word language. I was told that it originally meant On the occasion that the artisan didnt wax. Today the word has come to mean genuine, without falsehood. It seems that beer, then and now, comes in things were beginning to get out of hand in billiards or conversations, the general order from the owner would be to shout above It meant that everyone was to tend to we see and counsel a multitude of service the truth be told, many issues can be boiled things. All too many times we defer to The truth is we always have the ability is attainable. life, issues, circumstances and situations. seem to have a smile on their face and an vast difference. silver lining. They are the ones who always guidance throughout the years. It reads, circumstances and situations are beyond
Navy Ensign Ian Underwood organized and participated in the trash cleanup at The Slot and Cable Beach Sunday morning. This occasion was created as a community service opportunity as well as a way to ensure Guantanamo Bay stays clean and beautiful. Help keep GTMO beautifulTHE WIRE | PAGE 15 FRIDAY, OC T OBER 31, 2008 | 15 MINU T ES O F FA M E Community involvement:Its what its all about Army Spc. Megan Burnham____________________________ he noticed certain things that could be next level and made it a reality through community activism. in doing volunteer service throughout my career and when I got here there wasnt over base and seeing the facilities, I saw contact. also receives ideas from many different and The Wire. eyes out for other things I wanted to see tree removal, building construction and his ability to coordinate these events. Ill be running around getting things necessary tools being available while all well as give me suggestions on stuff they to be advertised in the roller, The Gazette and The Wire.
AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008 AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, OC T OBER 10, 2008 Coast Guard 2nd Class Christopher Kalavsky, a storekeeper with Port Security Unit 307, makes routine repairs on a Viper patrol boat motor. JTF Guantanamo Army Sgt. Sean Reeves adjusts the projector in Troopers Chapel at Camp America while Army Capt. Chaplain Eric Bey and Navy Petty nd Class Cory Becherer steady the ladder. Around the costume. Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a Halloween 5K run and invited participants to run in their costumes. JTF Guantanamo Volume 9, Issue 36 Friday, October 31, 2008 Captains Cup Golf Tourney Hitting the links JTFs Rising Six Lower enlisted take voice