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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
Place of Publication: Guanta´namo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 02-25-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Prisoners of war -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
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Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
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System Details: Mode of access: Internet at the NAVY NSGTMO web site. Address as of 9/15/05: http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire.asp; current access is available via PURL.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 3, issue 5 (Jan. 3, 2003); title from caption (publisher Web site PDF, viewed on Sept. 15, 2005) .
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Volume 12, Issue 10 Friday, February 25, 2011 Basketball season hits full stride Warriors helping Warriors SUDS visit GTMO Fleming leaves some final thoughts Soldiers of 525th Military Battalion participated in a force march as part of a noncommissioned photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class ELisha Dawkins Master-at-Arms Chief Dustin Alexander pick litter photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Around the photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman

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THE WIRE | PAGE 2Trooper to Trooperfeaturing The 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 regard 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 1,000.TROO P ER T O TROO P ER | JTF GuantanamoCommander Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson Command Master Chief Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Scott A. Fleming Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Lt. Col. Don Langley: 9927 Operations Officer CW2 Raymond Chapman: 3649 The WireExecutive Editor Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel: 3499 Assistant Editor Spc. Meredith Vincent: 3651 Photojournalists: Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason Tross Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jordan MillerContact usEditors Desk: 3499 From the continental United States Commercial: 011-53-99-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Back Cover: Spc. Brandon Neal, of the 193rd Military Police Company, clears dirt out of a draining ditch outside Camp Delta, Feb. 24. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller. COVER: Spc. Joe Yantz (left) and Sgt. Matthew White, both wounded warriors from the 82nd Airborne Division visited Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as part of the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba. The group of seven newly minted divers arrived on Feb. 17 and stayed through Feb. 21. photo by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel. Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Sgt. Army 1st. Sgt. Kevin Stapleton Duty means a lot of different things to a lot of Troopers. Duty missions assigned to them. THE WIRE | PAGE 3 | NE W S YOU CAN USE Rolling Stone magazine. more funds and troops. Rolling Stone Allegations of Psy-Ops to Sway Funding for Afghan War Sparks ProbeVoice of America News ServiceLibyan Opposition Moves Westward as Bloody Uprising ContinuesVoice of America News Service of refugees. A Libyan doctor treats a wounded man injured last week during a demonstration against Libyan Leader photo by AP Saudi Man Arrested in Texas for Bomb PlotVoice of America News Service

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News from the Bay Renowned pool player to visit Guantanamo Spc. Meredith Vincent program manager. NE W S FROM T HE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4 their families from a small and Duff. getting and supporting an entire Theater of War to highlight timeless military challenges Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Tross their roles in the story. The he said. JTF leadership discusses the importance of Black History Month Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins see HISTORY, page 19 THE WIRE | PAGE 5 | FEATURE

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THE WIRE | PAGE 6 NEWS | st department helps reporters get the motor pool. said. relations department slips into their other PAO teams with media to balance transparency, securityStory and photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Tross th th the 474th th The deteriorating straps unit is also still doing transitional There is a slope to the Keiner.New BEEF on base gets busy building, blocking & beautifying see MEDIA, page 19 see BEEF, page 19 th th Story by Staff Sgt. Benjamin CosselDue to volunteer efforts, Tierra Kay volleyball court gets a facelift saying goes. other and appeared to possess more than half of the games played thus far. for the rest of the game. line. Outlawz outshoot Shottazz 42-22Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller THE WIRE | PAGE 7 | FEATURE

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FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 The Wire: How would you characterize your experience as Joint Task Force Guantanamos senior enlisted leader? Command Master Chief: Both fascinating and educational. Educational in understanding the dynamic down here in and of itself, understanding whos who in the zoo organizationally and how all the pieces come together, how the troops interact. If youve been in the military any amount of time these days I think everything you do, almost, at least operationally, involves a places that are more joint than Guantanamo both ideologically and through execution. Its been impressive watching everybody mission. So yeah, I hope Im better for the experience and I think its been a successful His seabag packed, Joint Task Force Guantanamos senior enlisted leader, Command Master Chief Scott Fleming, sat down with The Wire and gave tour. I know at least in terms of mission accomplishment weve enjoyed some success and continued to advance the credibility of the joint task force and the troops who are assigned here. Weve gone to great lengths to dispel the idea that were a black mark on Americas credibility. I think that when people come away with an entirely different notion of Guantanamo. TW: What are some of the most important lessons youll take back with you? CMC: Patience is a virtue. Paying attention to detail matters. Your way of seeing things is not necessarily the only or right way of seeing things. When you come down here and are exposed to so many different service cultures I think you initially come with the idea that Well, I grew up this way. But when you get here and see what everyone else brings to the table, you walk away with a much broader perspective and appreciation for considering other ideas and not sticking hardcore to the mindset that my services way is the only way. TW: What were your expectations of working in a joint environment and did they change or were they reinforced? CMC: They were absolutely reinforced. I was in Camp Bucca in Iraq doing detention a lot of the same dynamics. The idea that senior enlisted have the potential to solve a lot of problems through interaction, through mutual respect, through cooperation, and through an occasional argument. I saw that had a pretty good understanding coming in Flemings farewell THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEATURE but validate those basic ideas. TW: What has been the toughest challenge youve faced as the JTFs senior enlisted leader. CMC: I think the toughest challenge for us ultimately is the negative legacy that surrounds Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Particularly with respect to the guard force because they go in every day and demonstrate incredible composure, restraint, maturity, interpersonal skills and yet, youre very military leadership or elected position that talks about what we do in a positive light. I think that wears on a lot of our troops. Its nice occasionally to pick up the newspaper and read what youre doing matters and actually achieving mission success. For us, thats a tough nut to crack. When people come down here, they get it on a personal level but on a broader scale, the recognition of exactly how well our troops do their job is conspicuously absent. TW: Spartan helmet on your desk? CMC: Its a failure on my part. It was intended to be a rotational unit recognition. Each unit, each week, was going to submit something at the command and staff meeting. The admiral and another group would vote for the winner. Whoever won that week would take the helmet. So its a vivid illustration of one of my failures, if you must know. TW: What achievement are you most proud of? CMC: I think creating unity among the senior enlisted leaders to address the needs of our troops. Not just the needs the desires, the priorities. I say that sort of enlisted leader] meeting today, we were talking about some of the same things we SEL meeting. So you wonder, in retrospect, if you accomplished anything, given that you are talking about the same exact things. But, I know for a fact, that we have made strides in regards to quality of life, with respect to mission accomplishment, with respect to mission readiness. I know that in my heart of hearts but, theres still times when you look around and go Did we do anything at all? Were still talking about housing or working with the senior enlisted to address those needs is the accomplishment Im most proud of. And I know it to be true. But I still think, because of our turnover months of people come here and come this is wrong and that is wrong. So youre constantly seeking to educate people about where we were and where we are. TW: That said, what advice would you give to the Trooper who hasnt yet arrived here? CMC: Come in with an open mind. Remember that everything is relative. This you let it. If you come in with an open mind, learn the environment, learn the rules of engagement and appreciate the experience for what it is rather than what its not, then you will have a successful tour down here and leave better for the experience. TW: What advice would you offer to the person selected to advise you? CMC: Wow, it would almost be the same advice I would give to any Trooper coming down here open mind. Be receptive to suggestion, to constructive criticism. Have an appreciation for the bigger picture. My relief is coming in off a ship so I think his exposure to this type of environment will be somewhat limited and the temptation may be to function from his old mentality as opposed to opening his aperture a little and recognizing the place for what it actually is and how dynamic it is. Its not a static sort of place to be. Based on political I think the toughest challenge for us ultimately is the negative legacy that surrounds Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Particularly with respect to the guard force ... Command Master Chief Scott Fleming JTF Guantanamo Senior Enlisted Leader sensitivity and a million other factors, this tour for him. TW: The mission of JTF Guantanamo is the safe, transparent, legal and humane treatment of detainees. How have you helped move the ball on that front? CMC: I think I helped move the ball because I was fortunate to work for and with some fantastic people who were open to new ideas. Who listened to my input and who, in their own right, were patient with me. Through that dialogue up and down the chain of command I think there was awareness of what we were trying to do and appreciation for the challenges that come with the mission and ultimately a respect for the job our Troopers do to make it all happen. So I think its communication. Communication among the senior enlisted community is paramount. Its almost clich to say that but it really is. We talk laterally and we talk vertically and so those are relationships you improve universally with respect to everything weve already talked about. It all comes back to talking and working through the challenges. TW: Is there anything youd like to add? CMC: Its been an incredibly rewarding did that a while ago, actually. This has certainly given me even more desire to be in a joint environment and to experience the a broader context. There will be a farewell celebration for Command Master Chief Fleming tonight at the home of Rear Adm. Harbeson, Marine Site 101. All are invited to attend, with the celebration getting underway at 6 p.m.

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THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEATUREFEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Story by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel see SUDS, page 19 photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller -photo by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel photo by Chris Hileman photo by Chris Hileman nd the GREAT EQUALIZER

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Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service repeal implementation team said here Thursday. repeal. The implementation team is also training. Dont Ask repeal training set to beginISAF Joint Command ones. Helmand citizens open 180-student girls school In The TrenchesAT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 12 Girls School, in Garmsir district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 15. On The DeckCentral Command Public Affairs Navy News Service Quest. U.S. forces respond to gunfire aboard S/V Quest Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs operating in the 7th Fleet on der the sea. mitment to the region. and partnerships around the reTHE WIRE | PAGE 13 | AT YOUR SERVICE

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AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 Cpl. Elyssa Quesada 11th MEU militaries. Exercise Iron Fist underway Marine Corps Air Station Cherry PointMarine delivers daughter in restaurant parking lotInside the JarStaff Sgt. Johnathon M. Waytas, aviation ordnance instructor with the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit Cherry Point, and his family pose in their Jeep Commander at his home Feb. 15. Seven days earlier, Waytas delivered his newborn daughter, Krisily, in the Jeep. stan. G.W. Pomeroy Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs On the WingTech. Sgt. John Orrell National Guard Bureau stop loss. THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE

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Boots on the GroundWhat do you or your unit do for PT each week? Kellie Bell THE WIRE | PAGE 16 BOOTS | trooper Bullet Bio Time in service: 7 years Hobbies: just need more sleep Pet peeves: impatient junior Troopers Next goal: looking for more mobilization opportunities Army Sgt. Yun Chung focus eliptical machine and play Britney Thomas workers Mondays, Tuesdays Spc. Meredith Vincent GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Main Chapel Vigil Mass Main Chapel Mass Main Chapel Catholic Mass Troopers Chapel Troopers Chapel Church of Christ Chapel Annex Room 17 Seventh Day Adventist Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Room A Pentecostal Gospel Room D Liturgical Service Room B General Protestant Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Building 1036 Gospel Service Main Chapel GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Main Chapel Bible Study Troopers Chapel The Truth Project Bible study Troopers Chapel Protestant Worship Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Room C Jewish Service Chapel Annex LORIMI Gospel Room D LDS Service Room A| MIND, BODY & SOULTHE WIRE | PAGE 17 Mind, Body & Soul negotiate or manage personal struggles Fit to Fight Joint Task Force Guantanamo Command Chaplain

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Movie Review Spc. Meredith Vincent R 115 min. 25 1 28 27 26 2 3Call MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. Movie Hotline call 4880. Megamind (PG) 7 p.m. Just Go with It (PG-13) 9 p.m. The Fighter (R) 7 p.m. Season of the Witch (PG13) 7 p.m. The Social Network (PG-13) 7 p.m. How do You Know? (PG-13) 7 p.m. The Unknown (PG-13) 7 p.m. Tron Legacy (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Fighter (R) 10 p.m. The Social Network (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Fighter (R) 8 p.m. Season of the Witch (PG-13) 8 p.m. Just Go With It (PG-13) 8 p.m. Despicable Me (PG) 8 p.m. Unknown (PG-13) 10 p.m. Just Go With It (PG-13) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Yogi Bear (PG) 7 p.m. Unknown (PG-13) 9 p.m AT THE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 18 plane. degrees of pressure from the different depths and telling all of my friends this is something she said. the admiral said.This is really going to open storied as any other. struggled for the dignity of all men and diminish. SUDS cont. BEEF cont. HISTORY cont. MEDIA cont. | THE LAS T WORDTHE WIRE | PAGE 19 said. th

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Volume 12, Issue 10 Friday, February 25, 2011 Basketball season hits full stride Warriors helping Warriors SUDS visit GTMO Fleming leaves some final thoughts Soldiers of 525th Military Battalion participated in a force march as part of a noncommissioned photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class ELisha Dawkins Master-at-Arms Chief Dustin Alexander pick litter photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Around the photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman