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Utilitiesman 1st Class Kevin Geegan checks a level for the installation of batter boards as part of the construction of a new enlisted club at Camp America, Mar. 2. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Jordan Miller. Around the Sailors from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Ballroom, March 3. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman. Service members from Naval Station Guantanamo and Joint Task Force Guantanamo participate in a team building run, March 3. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman. suit technology (JLIST) coat loosened at Buckeley Field, Mar. 3. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller. Volume 12, Issue 12 Friday, March 11, 2011 Weekend full of rivalries A Day in the Life Following the NEGB Part 1 of 2 Theater of War dramatizes cost of service Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday! Dont forget to set your clock ahead an hour.

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THE WIRE | PAGE 2 TROO P ER T O TROO P ER | Trooper to Trooperfeaturing Operations Sgt. Maj., 525th Military Police Battalion Sergeant Major Steven TownsendAsk 10 Troopers why they joined the military and undoubtedly one of the reasons you will hear is for the discipline or I needed the structure in my life. As leaders we are charged with enforcing standards. Leaders at all levels should take the standards and setting good examples to those we lead? Further, if you are already living up to the standards yourself, are you corrections as you see them? Somewhere along the way I heard the saying, If you have just set the new standard. Troopers personal discipline is usually a good indicator of what is happening in a command. It concerns me when a few among us continue to show a lack of discipline. Take a look around what Are courtesies and honors being rendered properly? How many uniform violations do you see? Small things usually lead to bigger things, so if your Troops arent conducting themselves in accordance with prescribed regulations, ask yourself what other shortcuts they could be taking. Are they maintaining their weapons and equipment properly? When they assume a post are they executing their duties professionally and as directed by post orders? grand scheme of things. General George Washington considered discipline so important that through Benjamin Franklin Baron Friedrich von Steuben, to help train an otherwise undisciplined force. Upon his arrival to Valley Forge in 1779, von Steuben titled The Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States. Discipline, precision and teamwork were instilled into the Soldiers of the Continental Army, ultimately leading to the independence of our great nation. For a more recent example of the importance of discipline, one can take a look at the insurgent attack of a military supply convoy in Iraq on March 20, 2005. Because Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester and the rest of her squad members were so disciplined, even in a task that would appear so trivial to some vehicle load plans her squad was able to counter and defeat the insurgent ambush. Hester stated because her squad had adhered to strict vehicle load plans she was able to move from vehicle to vehicle during the ensuing gun battle and immediately secure what was needed to 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 Defense Logistics Agency Document Services with a circulation of 1,000. JTF GuantanamoCommander Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson Command Master Chief Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Porrett 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 Senior Enlisted Leader Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks: 3649The 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 Miller Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Kreiss Spc. Kelly Gary Spc. Justin PierceContact 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: Air Force Master Sgt. Marcus Wilkins rakes gravel on top of a mound made to cover an old bunker outside Camp Justice, Mar. 10. Wilkins is attached to the Base Emergency Engineer Force of the 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller. COVER: An assistant watch commander with the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion checks-in with his Sailors inside Camp 6. photo by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin CosselTHE WIRE | PAGE 3 | NE W S YOU CAN USETHE WIRE | PAGE 3 | NE W S YOU CAN USEObama Approves Resumption of Guantanamo Bay Military TrialsVoice of America News ServicePresident Barack Obama on Monday approved the resumption of controversial military trials for suspected terrorists at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, year ban on military trials of detainees at the facility, is disappointing for some legal scholars. The White House released a new executive order for Guantanamo trials to resume, after a long review of judicial options concerning alleged terrorists. Obama promised better safeguards for the rights of detainees, following criticism by human rights groups and other countries for a lack of fairness. The executive order states that the Obama administration remains committed to eventually closing the detention facility, where about 170 detainees remain in custody. It also said the U.S. system of justice remains a key strengthens U.S. security needs and American values. Mason Clutter, an attorney for the her organization has mixed feelings about the presidents decision to resume the military trials. The Constitution Project is pleased that the administration remains committed to using our civilian criminal justice system, said Clutter. However, we are disappointed that the administration is not going to be proceeding with parallel trials in the civilian justice system while they are trying cases in the military commission system. Clutter said many of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay are being charged with material support of terrorism and conspiracy, and that it is debatable whether these charges qualify as war crimes. The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, Republican Howard McKeon, said he was disappointed that Obama had made his policy through an executive order rather than through legislation. But he welcomed the resumption of military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Another Republican, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, said he hoped Obama would abandon his promise to close the detention center. The White House stated that some of the detainees must continue to be held at Guantanamo Bay even though they have not been formally charged because they remain at war with the United States. under the new order would involve Saudi mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Legal scholars say that case presents challenges for the Guantanamo military Surrounded by security forces, US government contractor Alan Gross, left, arrives to a courthouse to attend a trial in Havana, Cuba, March 5, 2011 photo by APcommissions because it concerns an attack that took place before the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, which led to the establishment of the Guantanamo Bay detention center. They also say the trial might involve the death penalty, which has not been considered in previous Guantanamo trials. Clutter said she hopes the executive order is a start and that the Obama administration will continue to make progress on the issue. The way that we have proceeded to date United States and our allies, and I think it is in our best national security interests to work toward a system that is more consistent with the rule of law and with our constitution to better protect our relationships with our allies abroad, she said. Legislation passed earlier this year denies the use of defense funds to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States to face trial in the U.S. civilian justice system. And there are efforts underway in Congress to ban the use of government funds for such transfers. Prior to becoming president, Obama promised to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, move detainees to the United States and shift cases to U.S. civilian federal courts. But those plans have met stiff resistance from many U.S. politicians, including from those in the presidents own Democratic Party.Trial of U.S. contractor resumes in Cuba Voice of America News ServiceThe American contractor accused in Cuba of supplying dissidents with communications equipment could be facing a verdict on day two of his trial, Mar. 5. remarks Saturday in the case against Alan Gross. Under Cuban law, judges can give verdicts immediately following the presentation of evidence. Gross was arrested in Cuba in December 2009. He is alleged to have violated the integrity and independence of Cuba by distributing Internet equipment and satellite phones to Cuban dissident groups. He could face 20 years in prison if convicted. the trial is closed to the media. Grosss American lawyer said the contractor and his Cuban attorneys presented a vigorous defense U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday appealed to Cuba to release Gross unconditionally and allow him to return to his family. International, contracted by the U.S. Agency for International Development, when he was arrested. The company says Gross was working on a project to bring Internet communications equipment to members of Cubas small Jewish community, and denies he was working with dissidents. The The United States has repeatedly called for his release and says he was not doing anything illegal.

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NE W S FROM T HE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4News from the Bay Triathlon marks Chief rank anniversary Boots on the GroundWhat have you accomplished here on Guantanamo Bay that you are most proud of?My preparation for retirement. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mustafa Abdullah I paid off my car. John Sullivan Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey Lauber Completed advanced diving hospital for a Jamaican burn victim. Spc. Thomas Johnson Celebrating the 118th birthday of the 1, 1893 members of the Guantanamo Bay triathlon, April 2. mile bike ride and 5k run event is already Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Participants can compete in the event as MWR outdoor rec gets some March Madness Boaters and outdoor sportsmen have plenty to be thankful for this month, as Morale Welfare and Recreation kicks off their version of March Madness with numerous deals and discounts. We try to have at least eight events every month, said MWR Outdoor Recreation Director Cory Geiger. For March Madness, every Wednesday explained. That means kayaks are $1 pontoons are $5 an hour and Sea Chasers will also run on St. Patricks Day, March 17. The marina is more than just a place stop shop for everything outdoors. Kayaks, mountain bikes, road bikes, tents, generators, canoes, sailboats, rolling coolers and much more. The day after St. Patricks Day, March 18, MWR will offer another of their sunset cruises at 6 p.m. You will be driven out to the southern boundary, watch the sun set on the water and then cruise back to the marina, said Geiger, adding coolers and cameras are welcome, but the event is always popular so it would be a good idea to call ahead. Outdoor recreation is a great way to There are so many things available to the community at little or no cost. For more information about outdoor MWR events, contact x2345.Spc. Meredith Vincenteither a single contestant or as a team of no more than three. Individual registration is $25, groups can register for $70. Proceeds generated from the triathlon go to our annual scholarship funds given to Counselor Chief Robert Pagtakhan, one of the lead organizers of the event.Army Sgt. Benjamin Cossel THE WIRE | PAGE 5 | TROOPER FOCUS Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Smith has made a positive impression on Soldiers he has trained as well as his leadership. He is not afraid to take charge, said Sgt. 1st Class Alex Hedges, internment in charge for the 525th MP Battalion. If he sees something that doesnt look right or to correct it or step in to get it going in the right direction, he said. 525th Military Police Battalion S3 shop, has worked hard and excelled in his duties. Staff Sgt. Smith has jumped in to lend a hand in several areas, said Sgt. Maj. Steven Townsend of the 525th MP Battalion. He Digital Training Management System. In addition to DTMS training, Smith is coordinating the training all MP guards must complete before taking their post in the detention facilities. [The Soldiers] go through a whole When he is not training Soldiers, Smith also plays guitar and poker. However, most of his time and energy outside of work is focused on volunteer opportunities. When Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba came to town, Smith was among those who stood up to help. SUDS helps wounded facilitate the rehabilitation process as well as promote mobility. I dont care about the volunteer hours, he acknowledged. Its about helping these trooper focus Staff Sgt. Tyler Smith see FOCUS, page 19Spc. Kelly Gary Theater of War encourages discussion on challenges of combat Story and photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Jason TrossHospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jau Yun spent Saturday night getting very personal with a group of strangers who have something very meaningful in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yun shared his story with the audience during a performance by the critically acclaimed Theater of War Productions. The groups four performances, split between Camp Bulkeley and W.T. Sampson School, attracted hundreds of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers, their families and Guantanamo Bay residents. Theater of War is a traveling group of actors and creative directors who read ancient Greek plays, then speakers to stimulate thought and understanding between audience members who have combat experience and those who dont. I spoke about what I experienced in combat and how that relates to the plays performed here tonight, said Yun. Hopefully I touched bases with the audience and they can relate to what I was talking about. performance begins with actors reading the plays aloud to the audience. The panelists then share related behavior resonates with their own experiences. The idea is to get a dialogue rolling between everyone in attendance. We know servicemembers here are dealing with one of the ethical situations of our time, said Theater of War Artistic Director Bryan Doerries. And with these plays and discussions, we hope we might Bullet Bio Time in service: 9 years Hobbies: going to the gym and UFC Pet peeves: laziness and lack of communication Next goal: deploy as many times as possible until retirement Advice to junior Troopers: do your best with any task given to you see WAR, page 19

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THE WIRE | PAGE 6 | NEWS Seabees celebrate 69th birthday at The Windjammer We cant get to the gym with our schedule. This refrain is what Gilman Fortin, a hospital corpsman Guantanamos Joint Medical Clinic, was used to hearing from his Troopers working shifts spread around the clock. Trying to keep up with the regular gym hours on base was getting irritating for my guys working the odd shifts, holidays, weekends, things like that, Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha DawkinsTwo hundred servicemembers and their guests attended the Seabee Ball at the Windjammer March 5, to honor the Seabees 69th birthday. This is our time to celebrate all the Seabees have done in the past and the great future ahead, said Cmdr. Wendy Halsey, public Guantanamo Bay. Corps led the audience in a toast to honor those lost in battle or who have passed away. On stage, empty seats was displayed. A member from each military branch placed his cover onto the table in tribute to prisoners of war and servicemembers missing in action. Command Southeast, focused Station Guantanamo Bay and the Seabees have today. Bay is one cool location to celebrate the Seabee Ball, said and the United States Seabees March 5, 1942 which became Its really important to celebrate the history and all the great accomplishments of the Seabees, said Rear Adm. Jeffery Harbeson, commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo. They do a fantastic job for us During the ceremony, Heinzel presented a Seabee Combat Warfare device to Construction Mechanic 2nd Mobile Construction Battalion 28. The award symbolizes his skills, especially those needed in contingency operations, said Story by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel Fortin said. Fortin decided to do something about it. Finding a pavilion on Camp America not in use, he gathered up a few pieces of equipment and set up an always open CrossFit (a strength and conditioning program used by many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes) style gym. Building this will allow Troopers to be well rounded in day, without having to leave the area, he explained. Fortin marshaled his fellow Troopers into action and the crew began the task of cleaning out the pavilion and prepping it It started out as a patio area that was dirty and being used for nothing, he said. I asked people what they desired for equipment. They would give me a request, I would hunt it down and if it was not easily acquired I would make it from scratch. Unlike a traditional gym, of the open air gym is the ability to drop the weights. of my guys do involves pushing the exercise to muscle fatigue, said Fortin. This means sometimes weights or equipment gets dropped. They really frown on you doing that at the gyms here on base. Fortin added much of the equipment was extremely Command Southeast and Capt. Thomas Karnowski, perform a line dance Lori Roberts. After the award presentation, the oldest Seabee, Capt. Thomas Karnowski, age 58, and the Aide 3rd Class Roger Alexander, age 21, were asked to cut the cake. Public Works Department provided another highlight when they led the audience in singing The Song of the Seabees. The evening event was made possible by a wide variety of people who offered their time and effort. I want to thank the Seabee Ball committee who has been working on this for six months donated goods, the Windjammer staff and the entire community who has supported events like our Mud Run and auctions, concluded Halsey. Presently, Seabees from Shreveport, La., are constructing a new Club Survivor building in Camp America. Seabees are highly trained and experienced in their specialty. The average age of a Seabee in a reservist battalion is about 36 years old, explained Logistics Specialist 1st Class Terry Keck. Most of these Sailors do construction outside the military. They are knowledgeable about concrete and some work on million dollar projects when they are not doing reserve drills. These guys are see FITNESS, page 19 THE WIRE | PAGE 7 | NEWS USCG leadership training open to all services Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers got a rare opportunity to attend the Coast Guards Leadership and Management School this week at traditionally reserved for Coast Guard services represented on Guantanamo Bay. While each branch has its own leadership training, students LAMS Instructor Yeoman Chief Brian Giles. These other services have different advancement requirements, but its great to have them here because they bring a different perspective. In all, 22 JTF Guantanamo Troopers on various aspects of organizational leadership. This is really for middle management which is very important, said LAMS Student USCG Yeoman 2nd Class Melissa Lewis. Helping everyone understand what and why their leaders are tasking them to do. While the course is designed to help Coast Guardsmen, instructors and other servicemembers found many similarities between the various branches present in class. Sure some things are different, but you see a lot of commonality between the services leadership approaches, Mate 2nd Class Laura Coss. Good leadership comes down to the way you lead people in general, not just your service. Treat people like you want to be treated. I think thats the same with all services. LAMS instructors use the Coast Guards core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty as a fundamental backbone to the curriculum. We covered the Coast Guard core values today, said Coss. Theirs are different from Force but all the core values get at the same idea. The LAMS students got an opportunity Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason TrossRegardless of military service, personnel assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo are offered the opportunity to acquire professional and personal knowledge for success and improvement at the Fleet and Family Support Center. The FFSC provides a wide variety of life skills services to servicemembers in the form of informative brochures, classes, workshops and counseling. These resources cover a broad range of subjects from personal assault prevention and response. It really is all about support, said Angel Holland, FFSC work and family life specialist. The most important part is people should feel free to come in, counseling issues. With all the assistance offered, Holland said shed like to see more JTF Troopers at the center. She remarked that many times, the only time she sees Troopers is when they are checking out. Ive had guys say, Oh, we didnt know you were over here or we didnt know you had a Holland acknowledged possible disadvantages JTF personnel have compared to Guantanamo Bay. She pointed out servicemembers working at JTF Guantanamo are deployed and are consequently without their families, while personnel Bay might be afforded the option to have their family with them. If you dont have friends and family around, you could become isolated, Holland said. A place isnt a good thing. She said FFSC has resources on how to keep in contact with loved ones and activities to do with your children when separated. Family or no family, the FFSC is always ready to answer concerns connected to Troopers present deployment. If youre deployed here and having trouble, we have counselors that can work with you on those issues, Holland said. Other relevant tools extended to JTF personnel are return departing Guantanamo Bay. Carol Leaphart, family advocacy program educator and advocate, it is FFSCs intent to prepare servicemembers for their arrival home. My job before they go home is to make sure they know what FFSC ready to answer questions, concerns about deployment Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Millerto do in case something violent occurs so they can get the help they need, Leaphart said. Holland said the FFSC is also here for those members separating from the military, providing guidance for landing a civilian job and achieving a smooth adjustment to life outside the military. through all aspects, anything you can think of, said Holland. The Transition Assistance Program is for the guys getting out of the military. For personnel planning to stay in the military and thinking of what station to transfer to, FFSC has a career center, for researching different commands to make an informed decision. For those interested in FFSC services, contact x4141 or x4153 x8127. U.S. Coast Guard Leadership and Management School Instructor Yeoman Chief Brian Giles shows students stress-relief techniques during the week-long course at see LEADERS, page 19

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SPOR T S | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 THE WIRE | PAGE 8 pending, members of the Chief Petty for a minute to gather their senses. Huddled tightly, the team let out a rousing chant of The rally had the desired effect; scoring scoreless in the bottom of the seventh for While not the drubbing from their First Classes wanted to win as evidenced in their pregame smack talk. Were going to kick their butts, said John Lukosus, a member of the First players that can play; the rest are coming out of retirement. lopsided support for the First Classes, the brand of swagger. Frank Lewandowslki. We put them to shame the last time. From the start it looked as though the Chiefs were being fed a healthy diet of crow as hit after hit the First Classes built a substantial lead, stymieing attempts by the Chiefs to even things up. Inning after inning, the jeering and snarky comments coming from the side of the First Classes grew louder culminating in the bottom of the sixth when it appeared the First Classes would get the job done and bring home the win. Then the seventh inning came along. game, the First Classes were on the wrong side of a winning score with three outs separating the Chiefs and a victory. the bottom stanza, the heckling from the First Classes side turned against their own, begging for a hit, anything to drop the Chiefs but it wasnt to be. Gomez of the Chiefs team. First Classes shortstop, Troy Clark, who played in both contests, was resigned in the defeat. We played a lot better and it was more First Classes vs. the ChiefsThe First Classes try to rewrite history, while MPs battle it out. In a weekend of epic clashes, who was left standing?Stories by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel WE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | SPOR T S While the regular 2011 winter softball season is grinding down, the rivalry on the Warriors (comprised mostly of members of the 525th Military Police Battalion) and Semper Lex (Soldiers from Company B, th MP Field for the 8 p.m. game. The Semper Lex sluggers did their best to fend off the Vigilant Warriors bats but a combination of clutch hitting and superb defense on the part of the Warriors took Tonights game was about esprit de corps within the 525th MP Battalion, said Christopher Wynder, 525th MP Battalion tonight, they still won at the end of the day because they are a part of the Vigilant Warrior Battalion. Infantry commander and Semper Lex It was a fun game, Dekony said. fun. Adding an extra element of excitement to the game was Willie Oden, 525th MP Bat. who brought his mobile PA system to the match up and announced the game a The Vigilant Warriors got things started Semper Lex responded back but only one runner crossed the plate. Warriors realized they had a game on their hands when Semper Lex hitters strung a series of hits together to drive in nine runners, bringing the score within four, Dekony credited the Vigilant Warriors defensive play as a crucial factor in the game. Vigilant Warriors had a good night, Dekony said. Their defense was effective. I think everyone in attendance enjoyed the camaraderie and sportsmanship on display by both teams, said Wynder. With the rivalry game off their schedule, the two teams will focus on the pending playoffs both teams are still alive in the hunt. But the game Friday will stick with all of them as more than just another game at Cooper Field.Vigilant Warriors vs. Semper Lex reaches for the incoming ball as Michael Fisher sprints toward the base. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks photo by Spc. Meredith Vincent EK

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THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA T UREFEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 Story and photos by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin CosselStanding before his guards, the assistant watch commander looks over his notes. His eyes close and a deep sigh escapes as he shakes his head from side to side. Be advised, he calls out in a calm voice. received word someone is getting number Without even knowing, a quick glance around the room will tell you who they are. those working the block only to be quickly replaced with solemn resignation. For these Battalion, its just another day working the camps of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. The infamous number two. A mix of into a putrid cocktail and thrown on the guards by detainees of the facility. Theyll wait, theyre very patient, the AWC explains. Youll be talking to one detainee and get involved in a conversation with them and not be paying attention to everything that is going on around you. Thats when they strike. While the guard is preoccupied by one, another detainee will appear and deliver the foul payload. I try and keep my head on a swivel, the AWC says. I try and be aware of everything that is going on around me from every direction. Sometimes the detainees miss, but way, the psychological affect is the same. Its 5:30 in the morning. This group of guards are just starting their day and already the specter of a number two weighs on their amongst the group inspecting uniforms, checking haircuts, ensuring every Sailor is watch and the guards head out to assume their duties. a Day in the Life The day begins with breakfast. This place right away. There are some detainees who are on a very strict diet for health reasons and there are some detainees who have special requests, one of the guards explains as he lines up carts for each of the blocks at the facility. If you screw anything up, if a detainee doesnt get exactly what he is supposed to get, that could cause problems on the block, he says. We dont want any problems on the block. The two guards separating the breakfasts are experienced. They know which detainee is where and they quickly separate the meals by blocks. Finished, the convoy of carts makes its way to the rotunda from which all blocks are accessed. Breakfast goes off without a hitch but a detainee wants to talk to the AWC about his cancelled phone call. Hes very upset and will only talk to the tall AWC, the guard explaines to the AWC. commander has a nickname the stupid one, the tall one, the one who gets things shared only with the guards who work the block. He said the stupid AWC doesnt know what hes doing and he wants to talk to the tall AWC, the guard explains further. Tell him Ill be there in a few minutes, the AWC responds. of moving detainees. Man, the AWC exclaimed. I know some people think the AWC doesnt do a whole lot, but moving all these detainees to their medical appointments, getting to their classes and everything else keeps me busy. Thats okay though, he says. It makes the day go by faster. sure they know which detainee is out of their block and what block theyre supposed to go back to. Putting a detainee in the wrong block is something you really dont want to do, explained the AWC. After nearly half an hour of making sure the rotunda is clear, moving detainees to a van outside waiting to take them to an appointment, getting them to classes and the myriad of other movements that take place within a day, the AWC makes his way to another block. He knocks on the door to announce his presence to the guards inside, then asks one of the guards to step into the rotunda. Why was his call cancelled? the AWC asks the guard. The guard explains the International Committee of the Red Cross couldnt get the detainees family to the call location in the detainees home country in time to make the appointment. The AWC notes theres only one place in that country where these types of phone calls can take place. If the families dont make it to that location in time, the call doesnt go through. Just getting to the families and letting them know when the call is going to take sigh of exasperation punctuating his words. the AWC slips into the narrow passageway separating the detainee and the guards. The detainee and the AWC engage in an animated conversation while the AWC tries to explain the complications of the situation. As the AWC talks to the longhaired detainee, his eyes shift from left to right, never stopping for more then a few seconds. The conversation comes to a close and the AWC walks back into the rotunda. Part OneBe sure to pick up a copy of next weeks Wire for the conclusion to our in-depth report on the life of a Joint Task Force Guantanamo guard.

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AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 12 In The TrenchesCommission recommends women be allowed in combat arms released to the president and Congress Monday recommends 20 changes in the way the military facilitates diversity, and suggests The Military Leadership Diversity Commission, established under the 2009 enlisted personnel and senior executives from major corporations. Research the to increase language, regional and diverse cultural knowledge in military leaders. The commission is also recommending that the Department of Defense eliminate its or smaller that have a routine mission to engage in direct combat. According to the report, the commission would like the military to immediately allow women to be assigned to any unit that requires their military occupation, regardless of the type of unit. It would also like the DoD to take steps to open up career including combat arms. Several of the changes recommended will need a congressional vote, while others could be implemented at the level of the secretary of defense. Sgt. Amanda Solitario, an Army Reserve Soldier with the 304th Public Affairs Wash., said she doesnt agree with the idea of women serving on the front lines. I dont really feel that women should be I dont know how the average American feels about this, but I think that even if the male unit. Solitario, who served in Iraq in 2007, explained that while there, on one occasion, she was the only female Soldier traveling convoyed with the unit, and spent the night in an empty building with them en route to their destination. She explained that even though the unit warmed up to her after one day. However, sleeping in a room full of men with no privacy to change her clothes or use the bathroom was uncomfortable for Solitario. Solitarios main concern of having women would simply slow the men down. She said she thought women would hold them back in training, and in a combat situation, men might be more worried about protecting the female Soldiers than their mission. There are separate standards, so how can Solitario said, pointing out the differences in scoring for the Army Physical Fitness Test as an example. Solitario also said she was worried that more female Soldiers being killed in combat could have a detrimental effect on the country. positions, there are simply going to be a lot more female fatalities, she said. Conversely, Staff Sgt. Genevieve Chase, a military intelligence Soldier and founder of American Women Veterans, has a very different point of view. We serve in normal society as equals now, Chase said, explaining that she thinks arms units if they can keep up. Chase said she doesnt think standards should be altered to cater to women, noting that she knows some female Soldiers counterparts, so they should have an equal shot at any career path they choose. The infantry is not for every female Soldier, just like its not for every male, Chase explained. There are a lot of men in the Army, and not all of them want to be infantry. As a military intelligence specialist, Chase, been in circumstances where she is the only woman in a group of male Soldiers, and shes and she would like to see all jobs opened up to women if they can make the cut. Chase also said she would like to see more acknowledgment for female servicemembers killed in combat, which is part of the reason she started American Women Veterans. She said that American society largely ignores the fact that more than 140 female servicemembers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that women are already in jobs like military police. Overall, she said she supports what the Military Leadership Diversity Commission is trying to accomplish, but said the hardest thing to change will be the culture of the military. The commission envisions expanding opportunities while maintaining the militarys high standards, said retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles, chairman of the commission in an Military Leadership Diversity Commission press release. This could be done by removing barriers that are unrelated to doing the job, such as barriers related to the individuals demographic membership, rather than their ability. To view a copy of the Military Leadership Spc. Crisma Albarran detaches an ammunition Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown Army News Service THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | AT YOUR SERVICE On The Deck Shipmates, years of service, we can look back at a rich history of service to our nation and As I travel the world to meet and talk with Sailors, I could not be more proud of Sailors. Im amazed at the integration that has taken shape over the years between Force working side by side in all corners of the world; a Total Force integrated and and whenever called. nation with a pool of trained and talented Sailors who live up to their motto Ready Reserve provides every day, and those capabilities are made possible by our outstanding Sailors, their families and civilian employers. Our Sailors are able to serve when called because of their unique support network that makes their service to because of the devotion and care of help them become strong and resilient that our Sailors can serve in harms way knowing their families have the support they need; and its because of the support of civilian employers our Sailors can serve when called and return to work when their mission is complete; and its because of this support network that our Sailors are able to serve with honor, courage and truly a global force for good. Sailors, thank you for what you do every day and for your continued service and dedication to our nation and our great Very Respectfully, Mabus and Harvard University President Drew Faust signed an agreement March 4, presence to Harvard, one of the six original program was established in 1926. for the university, good for the military, and good for the country, said Mabus. Together, we have made a decision to enrich the experience open to Harvards undergraduates, make the military better, and our nation stronger. Because with exposure comes understanding, and through understanding comes strength. vital role that the members of our Armed Forces play in serving the nation and inclusion and opportunity as powerful American ideals, Faust said. It broadens Navy ROTC returns to Harvard THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | AT YOUR SERVICEMCPON Sends Navy Reserve Birthday Message Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus addresses students, professors and veterans at the pathways for students to participate in an honorable and admirable calling and in so doing advances our commitment to both learning and service. hours. This partnership will enhance the mentoring and development of Harvard opportunity for the Harvard community Corps. The commitment of the university to veterans is absolutely tremendous; over 100 current members of the university are serving or have served. And it is a relationship that, quite literally since the birth of our nation both Harvard and the military. men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and instills in them the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment. The program educates and trains young men and women for leadership positions in an Secretary of the Navy

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AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 improve space capability and further develop an affordable, reusable space vehicle, Air Force which made an autonomous landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 3 after 224 Launch is a very demanding business and having what appears to be a successful launch is always welcome news, said Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs Richard McKinney, adding he is pleased with the vehicles initial status reports. It is important to remember that this is an experimental vehicle; that this is just the second launch; and that we have just started what is a very systematic checkout of the system. test landing capabilities in stronger wind conditions. also be looking at the performance of its advanced thermal protection systems and tiles, solar Power and environmental protections are also important to one of the most promising capabilities of the vehicle: its orbit duration, which is much longer than a manned mission test objectives, but he expects it to remain on orbit for approximately 270 days. We may extend the mission to enhance our understanding of the OTV capabilities, the ability to examine how highly complex technologies will perform in space before they are test objectives, but a third mission has not yet been scheduled. On the WingAF launches unmanned spacecraft retire earlier than expected. 20 years of total active federal military service may apply to retire by Sept. 1 with less total active federal commissioned service. This new legislation gives the Air Force the ability to allow most years of active commissioned service, explained Brig. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar, the director of Air Force Force Management Policy. More Airmen are choosing to stay in the Air Force, and retention is at the highest level in 16 years. For that reason, the Air Force introduced Ramstein Air Base, Germany, delivered humanitarian aid March 4 to Libyan evacuees due to a political uprising in Libya. The Airmen, assigned to the 37th Airlift Hercules and carried 2,000 wool blankets, 40 units of tarps and 9,600 water containers from the U.S. Agency for International Development in Pisa, Italy. Lt. Col. Charles Schlegel, the 435th Air Mobility Squadron commander, is leading a contingency response team working with aircrews from the 37th ALS on the humanitarian missions. He said his team is excited to partner with 17th Air Force members to support State Department We know that there are a lot of folks (who) are currently displaced, (who) will hopefully soon be able to return to their home countries and, hopefully, we can expedite that and bring humanitarian assistance to people who need it, Colonel Schlegel said. This is being driven by the State Department, and we are ready to support any requests they have. Army Col. Alberto Chidini, coordinator of the Armys Camp Darby humanitarian assistance program at Pisa, was on the humanitarian cargo was ready to load. Ive seen the reports, Colonel Chidini said. The situation is very bad, and our people are ready to react. This could happen to anyone and hopefully someone is ready to help. In this case, (its) us.Airmen deliver aid to Libyan evacuees commissioned service is one of many voluntary programs available reduce end strength. We want to leverage voluntary separation and retirement programs to the maximum extent possible, and so were pleased this early retirement option is now available, General Dunbar said. chaplain, biomedical science corps and medical service corps competitive categories are eligible. Additional program eligibility and information will be sent out from the Air Force Personnel Center. For more information, visit the Air Force personnel services website THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE concealed within a civilian population are a prevalent enemy of Operation then recede back into the shadows disappearing once more into the local populace. Putting down the typical weapons of an insurgent and picking up the staff of a shepherd or tools of a carpenter may temporarily disguise a hostile person but it will not deceive trained eyes for long, said a forensics expert at the Central Training Area. The people we are dealing with right now are not wearing distinctive uniforms, and we need to identify them somehow, said Tim Seguin, a Course instructor. We are identifying them by biometrics. used to identify individuals, said Seguin. Members of Military Police Company, Combat Logistics Regiment Army soldiers from 441st Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, Intelligence and Security Command, participated in them to capture and document biometric data at tactical sites in a forward operating environment. capture of a bomb maker, said Seguin. Inside the Jar Afghan farmer at the Central Training Area March 8. The training teaches Marines how to process personnel found at tactical sites along with processing the sites for biometric data. States). As the database grows and becomes a more inclusive collection of insurgents, servicemembers operating in theater will be better able to identify and confront this enemy, he said. applications in the war on terror but are not themselves new, having been Its the same procedure Ive used stateside for 20 years (as a sheriff), said Seguin. You take your photographs, you collect your evidence, and you process whatever you cant put in an evidence bag. In addition to helping identify and stop bomb makers in war zones, biometric data captured by forensic material collection teams is being shared with domestic U.S. government agencies and foreign allies to restrict the travel of terrorists. Its a huge part of the global war on terrorism, and on top of that, is being shared with (Homeland Security), and we are sharing it with our allies. to utilize this skill set to capture and record the biometric data of more insurgents, the growing database will see increased effectiveness, according The goal is to train every Marine, every Soldier, everybody that is deploying, said Hines. Marines and soldiers then tested them with progressively more challenging practical application portions, said Seguin. Its amazing to watch how much they will have picked up, said Hines.Lance Cpl. Mark W. Stroud Marine Corps Bases Japan

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THE WIRE | PAGE 16 AT YOUR SERVICE | Coast to coastCoast Guard Training Center Petaluma to receive Environmental Sustainability AwardCoast Guard News Service Award in recognition of the commands dedication to environmental stewardship Friday. The Training Center is winning this award for the second consecutive year after also claiming the top award in 2009. It recognizes Petalumas personnel for their superior environmental performance and commends environmentally friendly in 2010. Florida Keys to implement paddle craft labeling programCoast Guard News Service Coast Guard Auxiliary in Sector Key West are teaming up to launch Operation Paddle and the U.S. maritime community. The goal of Operation Paddle Smart is to educate small watercraft owners on water safety and provide them with a sticker that whether theyre kayaking or part of a search and rescue operation. Large recreational or commercial vessels include hull registration numbers and a vessel name, which identify the owner. Kayaks and other forms of paddle watercrafts often dont include identifying features that allow the owner to be contacted. Operation Paddle Smart will feature safety space for boaters to write their name and two phone numbers in case their watercraft is found drifting. Stickers will be available at boating safety events, boating supply stores and through partner agencies. watercraft owners, Coast Guard and partner agency responders can cut back on the number of unnecessary risks placed on search and rescue operators and reduce the money and resources expended, said commander, Coast Guard Sector Key West. The campaign will begin with a proclamation of Monroe County Heather Carruthers at the March 16 County Commission meeting in Marathon, Fla., declaring April Paddle County. he Safe Boating Fair will be offered at the Key West Sail and Power Squadron Building at 5205 College Road in Key West, April 2. Ceremony posthumously honors Emlen Tunnell with Silver Lifesaving MedalCoast Guard News Service Guard posthumously honored former Coast Guardsman and Pro Medal and gymnasium dedication. Tunnells sister, Vivian Robinson, accepted the award on his behalf. an athlete throughout his lifetime before, during and after the Coast gym after him. He pursued a professional football career after the Coast Guard and helped break the color barrier in sports history. team the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron and other partner agencies to demonstrate numerous aspects of safe boating, including paddle craft labeling. For more information on Operation Paddle Smart or to obtain a sticker, please contact the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Monroe will be presenting the award on March 11, at the Training Center. Cmdr. Jeffrey Good, the facility engineer, will accept the award in recognition of the Training Centers strategic planning and renewable pollution prevention through innovative storm water management, spill prevention, landscaping, and recycling practices. Winning the environmental award two years in a row is a great live and work at Training Center Petaluma Im extremely proud to be a part of this community. One of my goals is to make this the most environmentally friendly Coast Guard base in the world. Upon arriving in Petaluma two and a half years ago, Hall created the program focused on renewable energy and energy conservation measures. The second two years will focus on water conservation and the protection of natural resources. of solar power and prevents the release of approximately 2,500,000lbs of carbon dioxide greenhouse gases per year into the atmosphere. The base also installed a solar thermal array for the swimming pool, solar housing. The Training Center has also focused on reducing its water strategy saving water by requiring less irrigation. Additionally, 400 native plants and trees were planted across the base. Future plans include a comprehensive energy audit strategy that will allow the its energy footprint. | MIND, BODY & SOULTHE WIRE | PAGE 17 GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Main Chapel Vigil Mass Main Chapel Mass Main Chapel Catholic Mass Troopers Chapel Troopers Chapel Church of Christ Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel Annex Room 17 Seventh Day Adventist Saturday 11 a.m. Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Room A Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. Room D Liturgical Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room B General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Sunday 11 a.m. Building 1036 Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. 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 Sunday 8 a.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Mind Body & Soul daily routine. Our command expects us to maintain a high level of strength and endurance so we can accomplish our mission to the best of our abilities. Individually, we should also as physiologically. The rush of endorphins following a good long run takes away stress, relaxes the body and makes you feel better. As may start to feel an urge to do more and more. While this is inherently a good thing, there can be a negative side if you are not properly resting and feeding your muscles. This negative side is often referred to as overtraining syndrome. Overtraining syndrome is exactly what it sounds like. Its the continual overuse of a muscle without proper rest or nutrition. That being said, what constitutes overtraining varies greatly from one person genetics to diet affect what your body can handle in a workout session and how long you need to recover to be at your best again. So how can you tell if your body is reaching its breaking point with your of overtraining is plateauing. This term refers to your bodys inability to still produce gains. proper time for recuperation, when you come back around to working that same muscle again, it still isnt ready and it cant operate at the full potential. Lethargy prior to a workout is another sign of overtraining. Hitting up the gym or going for a run should be something you are eager to do. If youre already tired before you even get started, how can you possibly expect to get anything positive out of the session? Take a rest and regroup later. Lastly, in the advanced stages of overtraining syndrome, an individual may start to experience depression or anxiety. This factor of overtraining is probably the most compounding. Because your body is in a constant state of recovery, you can start to feel stressed by the lack of gains and constant fatigue. Where are those endorphins now and why cant they help you feel better right? This stage of overtraining should be a red light to anyone. Once youve reached a point where working out doesnt leave you feeling great afterward, its time to hit the breaks and evaluate your routine. Reaching the severe stages of overtraining can sound drastic, but correcting the behavior is actually simpler than you may think. First all physical activity just turn it down. This same approach works well when youre feeling under the weather or have a strain. Keep the means benching an empty bar, its better than getting hurt or becoming chronically fatigued. You will be surprised what even light lifting can Once youve rested a bit, its time to kick things back up, but not to 100 percent effort. One of the best ways to fall into an overtraining cycle is to assume you need to give your all every minute of every workout. If youre the type of person who likes understand you should not exhaust yourself at each session. Your workout schedule should compliment your sleep schedule. In the mornings, start out a little slower, 60 80 percent effort. Around the middle of the day, youre fully awake, presumably eating healthy and youre ready for 80 90 percent effort. As the day progresses, you should be planning for bed, eating your hours out from bed time and working out no later than six hours before bed. Again, as your body is readying itself to sleep, this work out should be low effort 50 60 percent. Just like overtraining, these percentages are relative to the individual. The more in shape you are, the more work you can handle without burning out. However, keep in mind you didnt You got there by doing it right. Know your body and your limits. Listen to what your body is telling you before, during and after a workout and overtraining wont get the best of you. Working out without wearing downSpc. Justin Pierce

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AT T HE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 18Movie Review Its been 12 long years since the Farrelly out comedies, Theres Something about Mary, as well as launching a million hair gel jokes and longer still since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels showed just how dumb (and dumber) they could be. The early and for Bobby and Peter Farrelly as audiences ate up their crude, crass and oftentimes hysterical stories of men behaving stupidly. Unfortunately, the new millennium has team as they have not been able to connect Take Hall Pass, for example. The plot is fairly simple: Rick (Owen Wilson) and whose wives, motivated by frustration at their husbands unrelenting and boorish sexual appetites, decide to allow them one week off marriage. Its an act of desperation, advised by The Views Joy Behar, to save their marriages and force their adolescent partners to let go of their glory days and focus on the present. Of course, the joke is these guys think being married is what is preventing them from having unrestrained sex lives, when in reality, between the two of them, they dont bottle. Upon release from their marital looking for girls, then eat themselves into a stupor. What chick can resist a guy with a of Rick and Freds misadventures as they attempt to recreate their bachelor glory days. Sudeikis is actually the most lovable of the two, if not the most delusional. Wilson, and awkwardness thats sometimes just short of creepy. Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate are the duos wives, and although they are given plenty of screen time and their own subplots, theres nothing much for them to do but stand around complaining about the men they married. Peppered throughout are the shocking scenes the Farrelly brothers are famous for, most of which I cannot describe in these pages. Instead of helping to drive the plot, these scenes feel disconnected and unnatural shock for shock value alone. Did I laugh when Rick and Fred, accompanied by their diverse few friends that every male comedy must come with, scarf brownies on a golf course, only to watch one of those said friends defecate on a bunker? Yes, I did. In fact, I laughed a lot during this movie. But I have to wonder if I wasnt tricked into laughing, or if it was genuine amusement. Three banana rats, because Im pretty sure its the former. Spc. Meredith Vincent R 105 min. 11 15 14 13 12 16 17 Just Go With It (PG-13) 7 p.m. No Strings Attached (R) 9 p.m. Hall Pass (R) 8 p.m. The Dilemma (PG13) 8 p.m. The Fighter (R) 8 p.m. Unknown (PG-13) 8 p.m. Season of the Witch (PG-13) 8 p.m. Just Go With It (PG-13) 8 p.m. No Strings Attached (R) 10 p.m. Hall Pass (R) 8 p.m. True Grit (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Fighter (R) 8 p.m. Green Hornet (PG-13) 8 p.m. Rango (PG) 8 p.m. Country Strong (PG-13) 10 p.m. The Dilemma (PG-13) 10 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Rango (PG) 7 p.m. Country Stong (PG-13) 9 p.m | THE LAS T WORDTHE WIRE | PAGE 19 guys, I could just as easily be in their situation. Smith encourages Troopers to participate in programs like SUDS. Its just inspiring to see these young Soldiers, Smith said. These guys have been through a hell of a lot more than I have. Deployed to Iraq multiple times, Smith acknowledges how lucky he is to be healthy and unharmed. Military service runs in his family Smith said, so he is Smiths father, a former Soldier himself, showed his appreciation for his sons dedication by presenting a welcoming gift for Smith upon his return home. I was home from deployment on R&R and he had the whole city an award, remembered Smith. There may be more awards in Smiths future. He not only plans to deploy to Afghanistan soon, but says he wants to continue deploying until his retirement. I am hoping to end up with 10 years deployed, Smith said. As Smith draws near the end of this tour, the hard work he has done has not gone unnoticed. have something to say to them relevant to their struggles and with their stress and feelings. Doerries and the Theater of old stories having a potent effect on common misunderstandings between combat veterans and civilians including the performers themselves. People would ask me before, How do you feel about the military? said actor Bryce Pinkham. And all I had to go by was the media. Working on this project has completely changed durable, and said it was a tremendous stress relief to throw, beat and lift away your daily frustrations. The area is intentionally designed to be spaced out and open. Troopers using the facility dont feel like they are stacked on top of each other, Fortin said. It [the gym] allows Troopers the space to be able to set stations in any location and in a style they desire without interfering with normal gym activities, he pieces of long trays down a hallway and into a box. That was a good project, said Coss. They [instructors] were just trying to get us to work together as a team. It was funny because afterward they asked us if anyone got angry during it and everyone said no. The LAMS instructors didnt tell the students, but they took notes about how the various team members were responding during what appeared to be a joking exercise. Afterward, they shared their notes with the students. We see the same thing every time, said McCoy. Some people try to take charge, some people run to the end and some people people are laughing and having fun with each other, we see things and hear things theyre not aware of. Theyre surprised when we show them what we notice. We saw there was anger during the whole thing and we didnt even realize it, said Lewis. We thought we were working together as a team, but we werent. By the end we got the task done, but a bunch of people were trying to take charge and not communicating with each other in the process. Lewis brings ten years of military service and experience to the class. She feels Like all other things, the tactics change over time. Today, I see more respect for people as what they do and what they can bring to the and leadership is much more open to doing things differently to get the mission done than before. and other classes, but taking pride in passing on knowledge and success remains. I love to watch people grow and shape into leaders, said Lewis. This is the future of the Coast Guard and our military. civilian relationship. The March 6 evening performance was Theater of Wars 145th having now reached more than 30,000 servicemembers across the globe. The actors who performed here are just four of more than 100 who have rotated through the program. Doerries sees something special about this particular stop. This crew is the best actors weve ever had, said Doerries. Tonight, as evidenced by the panel, we had an incredibly forthcoming audience too. I think we heard what we were looking for which was really honest and they [combat veterans] are doing now. The Theater of War group hopes those who attend their performances came away feeling better about themselves and each other and carry that forward. Yun feels he achieved that. Just knowing theres somebody there who is with you I think people can really relate to that, said Yun. I thank JSMART for bringing these guys here. This is a very good thing. said. You really cant do a real circuit course without running into another gym user at the facilities on base. Because the gear was selected with the circuit training method in mind, Fortin said much of the available equipment free hanging gymnastic rings, kettle bells, sandbags and plyometric boxes are not available at Bay gyms. Fortin stressed anyone can use the gym. Some of the gear is secured when it is not used but all of us at the JMG have the combo to the lock, said Fortin. With the equipment in place and the area made fit for duty, Fortin said there is no reason for anyone not to develop a fitness routine. There are no excuses, he said. Its right there, every day, rain or shine and we never close. Being unfit is no ones fault but your own. LEADERS cont. FOCUS cont. WAR cont. FITNESS cont.

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Utilitiesman 1st Class Kevin Geegan checks a level for the installation of batter boards as part of the construction of a new enlisted club at Camp America, Mar. 2. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Jordan Miller. Around the Sailors from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Ballroom, March 3. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman. Service members from Naval Station Guantanamo and Joint Task Force Guantanamo participate in a team building run, March 3. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman. suit technology (JLIST) coat loosened at Buckeley Field, Mar. 3. photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Miller. Volume 12, Issue 12 Friday, March 11, 2011 Weekend full of rivalries A Day in the Life Following the NEGB Part 1 of 2 Theater of War dramatizes cost of service Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday! Dont forget to set your clock ahead an hour.