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Volume 12, Issue 28 Thursday, June 30, 2011 Saving Abel thanks Troopers (from the bottom of their hearts)
THE WIRE | PAGE 2Trooper to Trooper featuring 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 1,200.TROO P ER T O TROO P ER | 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 Maj. Amy A. Oliver: 9927 Operations Officer CW2 Raymond Chapman: 3649 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel: 3499 The WireExecutive Editor Spc. Meredith Vincent: 3651 Photojournalists: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Ebalo Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Spc. Kelly GaryContact usEditors Desk: 3651 From the continental United States Commercial: 011-53-99-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: email@example.com Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil COVER: Jared Weeks, lead singer for the rock band Saving Abel, performs at Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Downtown Lyceum, Friday. -photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Senior Enlisted Leader, J2 Senior Chief Petty Officer Robin GuySince I have been on Guantanamo Bay, people ask why I focus so much time and effort on physical training. My answer is usually simple: I love to eat junk food but dont want to gain weight! Of course, there are many more answers to that question. Lets start with the fact that every Trooper is required by their service instruction/regulation to spend time every week working out. PT is a basic skill that each branch of the military requires in order to continue military service. Also, PT on GTMO can be a great social event. Military servicemembers PT in boot camp as a way to develop discipline and bonding. Someone who consistently trains will develop the commitment and discipline that pushes him or her to get out and train, no matter what else is going on. We continue to require PT as we move forward in the military in an effort to ensure we are prepared for real world military situations. We must meet the basic PT requirements that will help keep us all alive in combat or risk becoming combat ineffective and sent home. Many resources show regular exercise and physical activity are physical activity as focused on in the report, Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. premature death being On any given day here, you will notice people out running, the ocean snorkeling and diving. MWR sponsors events encouraging military members and families to get out and join in the fun of sports activities. The MWR events provide something for everyone if you are interested in team sports they have softball, football and soccer leagues, to name a few. If you are more interested in individual events, they also sponsor monthly races, bike rides or hikes for runners and walkers. The weather and environment make it easy to get out and make new friends while exercising. I understand everyone has different abilities and expectations when it comes to physical training, but every military member should set a goal to meet some type of PT standard. As you reach your goal, it will one goal will help you move forward to setting and reaching new goals for yourself in other aspects of your life. PT can be a rewarding part of your life. I hope to see you all at the next MWR sponsored 5K! Voice of America News Hotel in Kabul, which left 11 civilians and police dead in addition to the attackers, comes as NATO forces are beginning a process of handing over security to local authorities. handover will continue. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the attack in the nations capital will not deter Afghanistans forces from taking over their security role as planned. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the highly coordinated attack on the landmark to show they are still able to carry out such NATO and Afghan forces. Afghan National Security Directorate spokesman Luftullah Mashal says the insurgents may have taken advantage of a gap in security caused by renovations to the hotel. overlooking Kabul in the 1960s, was once the conferences and many foreigners. Visitors must cross through several checkpoints along a winding road to reach the hotel. There was a loophole in the security, take place. There was reconstruction and renovation work also going on in a part of the hotel, said Marshal. The insurgents security areas. Initial reports indicate that a small group of heavily armed men stormed into the hotel late Tuesday with automatic weapons, grenade launchers and suicide belts. The THE WIRE | PAGE 3 | NEWS YOU CA N USEKabul hotel attack will not affect security transitionto discuss Afghan preparations for the international troop withdrawal. Security control of seven areas in Afghanistan are set to be handed over to Afghan forces next month, with all foreign combat troops expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. President Obama has defended U.S. involvement in Libya, saying the international operation has protected thousands of people in the North African country. Obama said he did not violate the War Powers Resolution, a U.S. law that requires congressional approval within 60 days if U.S. forces are involved in hostilities. He said Libyan leader Moammar his people, and the United States, as part of an international coalition, took out Libyan air defense systems so humanitarian assistance could be provided. He said pressure is increasing on the Libyan leader, or as he put it, the noose is tightening. He said he addressed the American people on Libya and briefed members what he said he would. He said the operation is limited in time and scope, and there have been no U.S. causalities and no risk of additional escalation. He said the narrow mission has been carried out in exemplary fashion. But he said questioning whether he needs congressional approval for the mission has become a popular topic among some lawmakers.Obama Defends US Voice of America News hours. Afghan police initially cordoned off the area. An Afghan special commando unit arrived later, and NATO helicopters provided assistance. According to NATO spokesman Master Sergeant Jason Haag, coalition forces mobilized at the request of the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, but the response was conducted primarily by the Afghan security forces. that were part of the Afghan unit that was involved in the response, said Haag. We did put some assets on standby as well, just in case. Medevac and some explosives folks were on standby but they did not actually respond. Haag went on to say that this was mostly provided those couple of supporting roles. The spokesman added that the NATO taken positions on the hotels roof. all the insurgents killed. Key installations in Kabul and around the country remain on high alert as a result of the assault on the hotel. The last major attack on a Kabul hotel was in 2008, when militants stormed the luxury Serena Hotel in the center of the city, killing eight people in a coordinated assault. A summit on the security transition staying at the hotel. The transition commission was set Voice of America NewsA new report issued by Brown University says the cost of Americas country nearly $4 trillion. The reports total is more than three times higher than U.S. President Barack Obamas estimate in a recent speech. When Obama recently announced a drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, he said Americas wars have cost the country $1 trillion dollars. But a report by Brown Universitys Watson Institute for International Studies estimates the total cost at $3.7 trillion.Report: Iraq, Afghanistan wars cost U.S. nearly $4 trillion
NEWS FROM THE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4 Boots on the GroundIf you only had one window what would you choose to see through it?News from the Bay Stories and reporting by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting an Independence Day celebration, Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Tiki Bar. at 5:30 p.m. and Airiel Down at 7:30 p.m. Hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad and more will be available for purchase at 5:30 p.m. The community can expect great music, said Amiee MacDonnell, MWR community activities director. We partnered with Navy Down for this years Independence Day festivities. The event is open to all ages and residents are encouraged to come out and celebrate Independence Day as a community. For more information call x4882. To celebrate our independence, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting a 10K run. Show up to Denich Gym Saturday at 6:30 a.m. to participate. This will be a fun event, said Tanya Henigman, MWR fitness coordinator. If we will have one made. the opportunity to receive a medal if they place 1st or 2nd in their age category. Be sure to wear reflective gear and bring a water bottle. For more information about the 10K run or any other sports activities and tournaments, call Henigman at x2113 or x77262. with rock group Something Distant, in con cert Friday and Saturday at the Tiki Bar from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Something Distant gives audiences a mix of originals, modern alternative and new performs with high energy, sure to keep a crowd entertained. Something Distant was formed in 2005 discovered his love for music and singing at a very young age. Bad weather cancelled was rescheduled and are ready to perform. According to the bands website, Were proud to kick off the July 4th weekend with our Troops serving abroad. www.somethingdistant.com. For more information, contact x4882. trooper Spc. Kelly Gary Bullet Bio Time in service: 2 years Hobbies: reading, playing golf, the outdoors Pet peeves:stupid questions Next goal: move up in rank and to stand out among my fellow Sailors Advice to junior Troopers: Learn from those above you. As a small town girl, Intelligence of seeing new places and traveling the world. At the same time, she wanted the opportunity to serve the military and her country. Two years after enlisting in the Navy, Doiron traveled to Guantanamo Bay as an Individual Augmentee and immediately impressed her superiors with her hard work and positive attitude. officer, noted how quickly she adapted and what an asset she proved to be. When she got here she hit the ground running, he said. She did way more than anyone expected, he remembered. Doiron does her best with everything she is tasked with but, she said being low on the totem poll can be a challenge. for anyone in their career but Doiron hopes she can excel in ranks so as to accomplish more. She works hard, from the time she gets there to the time she leaves, said Doiron ties her accomplishments and motivation to her sense of honor. Honor is one of the three Navy core values and, for Doiron, it is the basis for courage and commitment. If you dont have honor for yourself PSEC ALERT TALK TO YOUR FAMILY ABOUT OPSEC!Does your family know about OPSEC?Have you talked to your family about OPSEC? Do they know how to protect their information? Tell them to check their privacy settings and make sure that they know that some things just shouldnt be put online. Make sure they dont inadvertently give away information about you or your unit that could harm the mission. Keep your family and friends aware of OPSEC requirements. Protect yourself, your family and the mission, use OPSEC! | NE W STHE WIRE | PAGE 5 focus Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Valli Doironor for your country you are not going to have the courage to move forward, said Doiron. If you dont have honor, you are not going to be committed. Doiron has shown that she is dedicated to the Navy and her job here, but also to the community as well. She serves as a Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention representative. She is not only an asset to me but also to Guantanamo Bay as a whole, said When not working, Doiron enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She dreams of traveling the world and excelling at whatever career path she may follow. Doiron said she is planning on reenlisting and would like to eventually make chief petty officer. Her boss believes no matter what course Doiron takes it will be one of success. I see her going wherever she wants and drive to be whatever she wants to be in life, be it here in the military world or the civilian world.
FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 Quality of LifeHome Improvement Update: to the efforts of Troopers working in Joint Task Force Guantanamos are currently underway in most of Joint Task Force Guantanamo living areas, developments all driven to improve the quality of Trooper living. We currently have four major projects that are ongoing, said Sgt. Maj. Rivers Jacques, J4 senior enlisted leader. Jacques said along with new laundry facilities, repairs to leaking roofs, addressing lighting issues and replacing worn out tarps are all systems is moving forward, along with termite abatement. Basically, this will bring those particular housing units up to code, Jacques said, explaining the Tierra Kay buildings were constructed in the early 1970s. sprinkler system, new smoke alarms and smoke detectors. Jacques said the project should be complete sometime in October. Outside Tierra Kay, work tree removal continues as part of the termite abatement program. The abatement program is also being conducted in the Windward Loop area. We were out there (Tierra Kay) and one of the things we were also looking at was the problems with mold, mildew and ventilation systems, Jacques added. So that is another project were actually going to be working to get implemented. Obviously it comes down to funding and everything else, but that is on the horizon. planning phase for upgrades to windows, doors and other elements needed facelift. Jacques said across the board, his team is always looking for ways to reduce the JTFs energy footprint. electricity, water usage and all those other things, Jacques explained. windows if the window is a single pane, maybe go to a double pane to help reduce our costs in energy. Helping Jacques keep the is dotted and the ts crossed is Air arrived to the JTF and hit the ground running. We are aware that we have room for improvement with some of the housing areas, she said. But the leadership here from the top down is focused on improving Trooper living conditions, as evidenced by all the quality of life initiatives that have occurred over the last year.Story by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin CosselTo help the J4 housing team identify potential issues, Swiggett said come August, a Department of Defense Residential Satisfaction Survey will be made available to all Troopers and she highly encourages maximum participation. Information received during the survey will be addressed by NAVSTA (if within their realm) and could result in money being given to the base for housing improvements, she explained. Both Jacques and Swiggett stressed Troopers take an active role in their living conditions. We cant make corrections if we dont hear about issues, Swiggett said. So continue to pass information through leadership so we can address it. THE WIRE | PAGE 7 | FEATURE Photo illustration by Spc. Kelly GarySometimes we wait for a problem to become a bigger problem before we address it, Jacques added. Now its a bigger problem and it approach to their living conditions. Both agreed, at the end of the day, their job is to make sure those turning the wheels around the JTF have the things they need to complete their job. Regardless of the mission our most important assets are the people accomplishing the mission, said Jacques. In order to execute the mission, youve got to have people who are well rested, well feed, properly trained, etc. Part of that is quality of living and thats what we do.
FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Story and photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand leather JTF Trooper shows off the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into his unique hobby: leatherworking. Familiar THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEATURE see LEATHER, page 19 Alright, this is where the fun begins, Aaron Heizer narrates as he picks up a spray bottle and dampens a smooth, fresh piece of genuine cattle hide. His lips clench together and his bright, blue eyes widen in tool block, Heizer grasps for a particular utensil. This right here is the center shader, he explains. It depresses He squints and furrows his brow while eagerly carving away. With a push here and a nudge there, the center shader is powered by Heizers creativity, performing beautifully at his will. from the crafted canvas. Now, we get to beat on it! tactfully reaches for another tool. His canvas now bears a striking array of deep and smooth lines, to life at the work of Heizers hand. Sgt. 1st Leavenworth Kan., when he was introduced to what became a passion in leatherworking. I started doing leatherwork because of an inmate who inspired me. He had been there for a long time, Heizer shares. He went to the prison craft shop for an hour a day and in that time he made some really neat stuff. Heizer wondered, if the inmate could do that in an hour each day, what could he do with his spare time? After a few years of learning the trade, he decided to take on a particularly challenging project: a riding saddle. I made it entirely [from] a book, recalls Heizer, who now works as a corrections specialist assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo. I dont ride horses nor have I rode one in probably 25 years. So, I dont know anything about saddles, you know? I just picked up the Heizer specializes in western style leather work, to include detailed and often intricate designs which are traced onto the leather, then carved. Heizer said the tracing is a boring but important step to getting started. Leather is anywhere from seven to 10 dollars per square foot, Heizer noted. On top of that, the carvings on that photo album took me about six or seven hours and it was hand sewn. He points to a large portfolio with the words Heizers Leather and Saddle stamped on the front. Heizer said a lot of effort goes into his work, more than people think. You tear your hands up pretty good most of the time, he said, looking down at his callused hands. Working with the needles for Heizers portfolio includes everything from handbags and wallets To sew leather, it takes two needles and each goes into the same hole in opposite ways, Heizer describes. Thats why it never looks like it was hand sewn. Heizer begins threading a needle, while holding the second needle in his mouth. He is about to sew the piece of leather he carved earlier. laughs. Honest answer is, I stab myself all the time. Faces
FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEATURE Addicted to SAVING ABEL Its so much better coming to a place like this because you know that these guys deserve rock and roll more than anybody else in the world.
FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 12Story by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry More than 700 music fans from Joint Task Force and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay turned out at the Downtown Lyceum Friday for the first of two concerts by the rock group Saving Abel as part of a tour with the USO. The concert was a way for the band to thank servicemembers for their contributions and also helped Guantanamo Bay residents socialize, relax and blow off steam. Its important to host a variety of recreational opportunities on base so our troops have an outlet to enjoy themselves, meet new people and relieve stress, said Story by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin CosselAimee MacDonnell, Morale, Welfare and Recreation community activities director. Jared Weeks, lead vocalist for Saving Abel, said he loves playing for the military because they are always the bands best audience. The crowd participation is so much better over here, said Weeks. The band is thankful for the opportunity to perform in front of Troops and enjoys the diversity rather than the grind of a routine. Its so much better coming to a place like this because you know that these guys do so much for us every single day, said Weeks. They deserve rock and roll more than anybody else in the world. In addition to performing for USO tours, Weeks has a close connection with the armed forces through several family members. I have six uncles who have been in the military, said Weeks. Two of them were Marines, the others were in the Army and both of my brothers have been in Afghanistan. My Grandpa fought in the Korean War, so the military is in my blood THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEATURE and my family. Weeks diabetes prevents him from following in the footsteps of his brothers and uncles. Touring with the USO is his way of serving the military. The opportunity to be here and play for you guys makes me feel like I have done something in my life, said Weeks. It doesnt matter if I was playing music or not, I would want to walk out here and shake your hand and say thank you. Weeks said being at Guantanamo Bay helps the band pay forward and contribute to a greater cycle of gratitude. Being here makes it all worth it, said Weeks. Its about being a part of something bigger than each of us or the group as a whole.
In The Trenches On the WingARLINGTON, Va. The results of a recent survey indicate Army leaders are seen as effective on a wide range of criteria, but leadership development has not been receiving the attention it once did at the unit level. Unit leader development appears to be less of a priority, said John more than 22,000 Army leaders respond sergeants to colonels from both the active and reserve components. Army leaders who reported their unit/organization placed a high (compared to 53 percent in 2009 and 55 percent in 2008). seeing it as a priority, and the classroom is not effective in teaching leaders this. Steele said, adding that the current operations tempo has affected the time and attention that can be devoted to professional development. Only 57 percent of Army leaders reported they have time to carry out the duties and responsibilities for developing subordinates. This was down from 63 percent in 2009. since it is often the changes that occur gradually that can end up being the really big problem, Steele said. on leader development, the quality of leadership, and the contribution of leadership to mission accomplishment. These perceptions not only affect behavior, learning processes, and learning outcomes, but ultimately and most importantly, mission accomplishment. We are constantly updating, changing, and utilizing what we learn about leader attitudes to maintain an accurate pulse of how leaders see their Army, said Steele. From year to year the survey responses overall are more positive than Survey suggests Army focus on improving leader developmentRob McIlvaine negative, yet the Army desires to detect and act on initial signs of issues. Only 38 percent of respondents of the latest survey agreed that, The Army is headed in the right direction to prepare for the challenges of the next 10 years. The number one explanation was a perception of a lack of discipline or that the Army is too soft. Members of deployable units selected lack of discipline more often than leaders serving in the generating force. believe that honest mistakes are held against them in their unit/organization. defect mentality. leaders reported they observed a leader who demonstrated toxic leadership behavior in the past year. However, almost all also reported that they observed an extraordinary leader in the past year. policy decisions and program development, Steele said groups or consumers of information and are applied to a wide range of various handbooks and training packages, as well as connections to areas with a broader focus, such as human dimension and providing baseline said. It is a best business practice, and results in a database used for senior across other cultures provides some of the most memorable stories of Project survey site June 3 to gather information from Airmen about their experiences working across other cultures. The survey is located at www.culture.af.mil/csp, and all Airmen are encouraged to volunteer to participate. Responding to the survey will only take minutes, but it will have a lasting impact on how Air Force instructors teach the skills and knowledge We hope to survey more than 30,000 people over the next two years, educational and training needs, Fogarty said.Tell your story: center seeks input from Airmen for Cultural Studies ProjectAir Force Public AffairsSome Airmen also may have the opportunity to participate in more extensive research. Of those surveyed, about 3,000 volunteers will experiences. From those 3,000, about 50 volunteers will be selected for taped encounters and the knowledge theyve gained, Fogarty said. The survey differs from traditional lessons learned events due to the Well really have a detailed picture of their experiences, said Dr. can take that picture, and provide better opportunities for our Airmen to to perform their missions globally. 24, 2012. AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE On The Deck Inside the Jar destroyer are scheduled to arrive with their ship at Naval Base San Diego, Friday. William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), the 60th Arleigh Burke class destroyer, was built in Pascagoula, Miss. and commissioned during a ceremony at the Alabama State Docks in Mobile, Ala. June 4. After commissioning, the ship departed Mobile and sailed through the Gulf of homeport of San Diego. It is wonderful to celebrate our homecoming on the 4th of July weekend with our families, said Williams. Our goal as a command for the past year was to make it home by the 4th, and Im very proud of the Lawrence warriors who worked so hard to make it possible. The new destroyer honors the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, an accomplished the speed of sound. During the Vietnam War, 143, Lawrence was awarded the Silver Star for a strike against a heavily defended target in North Vietnam. He completed his mission, but was captured after his aircraft went down in June 1967 and remained a prisoner of war (POW) until March 1973. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership to fellow POWs. While a POW, Vice Adm. Lawrence composed a poem entitled Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee, which was subsequently designated by the state legislature. The ship is capable of carrying Tomahawk William P. Lawrence helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the sea and humanitarian/disaster response supporting the Navys Maritime Strategy when forward deployed. For more information on the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) visit http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ ddg110/Pages/default.aspx and for more surfor.navy.mil or follow the Surface Force at www.facebook.com/SurfaceWarriors. Navys newest Destroyer to arrive in San DiegoFrom Naval Surface Forces, Japan More than 1,800 Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Germantown (LSD 42), Tuesday, in preparation for exercise Talis man Sabre 2011 to be held in Aus tralia. The Marines and Sailors load ed about 90 vehicles and more than 120 containers and pallets of gear onto the ships. This was done within 48 hours to ensure the ships left on schedule. The hardest part about the have the proper gear packed in the Robert Schwaab, the assistant lo This has to be done so that re gardless of what mission or task we are given, we can respond in the best manner possible. That capability has proven aid missions over the last three years, including involvement in 31st MEU Departs Okinawa headed to AustraliaOperation Tomodachi after a the recent earthquake and tsunami struck Northeast Japan in March. During this patrol, the 31st in exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. to the partnership with Australia and their military forces, said readiness and advances regional forward to validating our combat readiness and interoperability as part of a combined joint task force. Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (Reinforced) with attached Marine Attack Squadron 214 and will participate in the exercise. Talisman Sabre is a biennial will participate in it.
AT THE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 16Movie Review 1 5 4 3 2 6 7Call MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. Movie Hotline call 4880. Prom (PG) 8 p.m. Scream 4 (R) 10 p.m. Cars 2 (G) 8 p.m.X-Men: First Class (PG-13) 10 p.m.NO MOVIE 4th of July Fireworks Show! (at the Tiki Bar) 9 p.m. Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 8 p.m. Something Borrowed (PG-13) 8 p.m.Green Lantern(PG-13) 8 p.m. Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Soul Surfer (G) 8 p.m. (last showing) Water for Elephants (PG-13) 10 p.m. FRI.SAT.SUN.MON.TUES.WED.THURS.The sleeper hit of the summer, Super 8 is the lovechild of director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg. The latter should Abrams, he is the mastermind behind the new Star Trek reboot, frenzied monster movie twister Lost and similarly spooky Fringe. So what do you get when you mix Abrams geekishness with the nostalgia of Spielbergs Super 8 is everything a summer movie should be: intriguing, unexpected and above to make a homemade zombie movie over their break and end up witnessing one of the most explosive train wrecks in cinematic history is reminiscent of 80s classic Stand By Me, if River Pheonix and company had battled aliens wonderful to watch. All of them newcomers, the from the sudden loss of his mother by bonding with the equally sweet, equally tortured Alice. Joes best friend, wingman and amateur director Mouth). Assisting in special effects, bit acting and overall hilariousness are Martin (Gabriel liners happen so fast and the actors are so deft in not only delivery but also pace that the challenge for the audience is just keeping up with them. The boys need a wife for their movie enter Alice. As the singular girl amid this boys a dream girl for more than one member of the movie crew. Fanning, thankfully, is not nearly as creepy as her sister, Dakota. In fact, shes quite lovely and we fall for her just as easily as Joe. Not to worry, theres some stuff that blows up, too. Theres gunplay, car chases, townspeople being snatched up in true, startling fashion and, that is terrorizing the small town. There are conspiracies (the government is hiding something shocking!), betrayals, catharic a Walkman. Spielbergs guiding presence, things toward the end can get a little overly sappy. And Abrams tends to get too excited and forgets to lock up all his story lines. (I still dont understand the spaceship part.) But what it lacks in clarity, Super 8 makes up for with sheer joy. For so long, movies have tingling feeling of awe and wonderment. Its Goonies for the dozenth time. Its rare and Spc. Meredith VincentPG-13 112 min.Cars 2 (G) 8 p.m. Scream 4 (R) 10 p.m. Something Borrowed (PG-13) 8 p.m. X-Men: First Class (PG-13) 10 p.m. Soul Surfer (G) 8 p.m. (last showing) NO MOVIE 4th of July Fireworks Show! (at the Tiki Bar) 9 p.m. Green Lantern (PG-13) 8 p.m. Prom (PG) 8 p.m. Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 8 p.m. High schoolers teach grownups a lesson in Ultimate FrisbeeStory and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand Guard Battalion Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Frisbee team, Prestige, lost in overtime to W.T. Sampson High School team, the Tortugas, who inched their way to a winning score of 8 to Initially, the Prestige carried an expected lead heading into to lose momentum, however, going into the second half. We were out here warming up forever, because we thought the game was at 7 p.m. and it ended up being at 8 p.m., said Bill Niemi, Prestige team member. So, I guess we kind of burned ourselves out. Prestige accepted their shortcomings for the loss and acknowledged the Tortugas the second half. I will say, they are fast, can catch and they know the game, Niemi said wearily. at the level of challenge brought on by the tenacious Tortugas even after their team lost a player to an injury in the last minute of the game. Prestige was about to lose to the Tortugas and I was like Oh my gosh, these guys [Tortugas] Murray Mckeithan, a volunteer referee attached to JTF. Seeing the older guys looking like Uh, wait a minute, we better take these guys seriously! was fun. Tortuga team member Tim Devepentigny said although they started the game with a few dropped plays and scattered defensive tactics, they managed to outlast team Prestige. We ended up tying the game after half time, said Devepentingy. Then, we dropped one in the end zone in the last few seconds of the game, which took us into overtime. After a few back and forth possessions in what ended up segment, the Tortugas managed to toss a quick pass to the end zone, ending the sudden death style overtime and adding a win to their record. This was our best game yet, claimed Devepentigny. Because were young, we generally have more endurance and speed we just kind of outlasted them! W.T. Sampson students defeat NEGB team 8-7 in nail-biter THE WIRE | PAGE 17 | SPORTS
Mind Body & Soul GTMO Religious Services Main Chapel Main Chapel Main Chapel Troopers ChapelI like stories and this one I think will ring true for most of us as we consider Gods will for our lives. There once was an honest jeweler who was imprisoned falsely of a crime he didnt commit. While in prison he quickly became bored and asked the guards if he could have simple jeweler tools. He said if they brought him bits of silver or gold he would make jewelry for them which they could then sell to augment their meager salaries. This would give him something to do and his skills would remain sharp. They agreed and brought him scraps of silver and gold. One day his wife brought a prayer rug to the prison for him. She pleaded that her husband was a devout man and there could be no harm in him having it. The guards conceded and allowed him to have the rug. One morning the guards came to the cell it was empty. The door was locked, but no evidence of the jeweler. He had vanished. Some time later, one of the guards saw the jeweler at a bazaar in the city. The man tried to run but the guard shouted he meant no harm. The real thief had been captured and confessed to the Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Gary Bertsch Dont miss your pattern crime. The jeweler was a free man. The guard asked how he managed to escape. The jeweler said after he got his rug, he performed his prayers as usual. After a while, as he bowed his head in prayer, he noticed a pattern in the rug, then another pattern and another. He realized the patterns were of the locks on the door and a map of the prison. His wife had somehow acquired the blueprints and wove them into the rug. So one night he picked the lock and escaped. Seeing Gods purpose for our lives is sometimes like the jeweler the pattern is right before our eyes, but because of how busy and distracted we become, we dont notice it until we pause to worship. Its then that the picture God has for us becomes clear. in your life. MI N D, BODY & SOUL | THE WIRE | PAGE 18 Troopers Chapel Room C Chapel Annex Room A Room B Room A Room D Room B Call 2323 for information Main Chapel Sanctuary B Main Chapel Main ChapelTHE WIRE | PAGE 19 | THE LAS T WORD LEATHER cont. determination and more than a month to complete. His dedication earned him a third Leatherworkers Tradeshow. Nine years after starting his trade, Heizer now plans to share working for Morale, Welfare and Recreation. I have to charge [for classes] just because Im providing the leather for it, said Heizer. We are trying to make it cheap so people are still interested, at the same time, I cant give away expensive leather. Heizers longtime friend, Sgt. 1st a corrections specialist also assigned to JTF, praised Heizers work and believes he would make a great instructor. Hes a character, said Information Assurance Information Assurance Tip of the Week Tip of the WeekYour Common Access Card (CAC) is a Your Common Access Card (CAC) is a controlled item. Do not leave it in your card controlled item. Do not leave it in your card reader or leave it un reader or leave it un attended. Remember attended. Remember you are responsible for your CAC. you are responsible for your CAC. Nordman, who has known Heizer since basic training. He and methodical. Nordman said Heizers trade is particularly interesting because it relates to his job as a corrections specialist. Patience, Nordman said. You have to have it when dealing with detainees and it can be frustrating. You have to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Heizer thinks of his hobby as not only a good use of his free time, but also as a way to vent his frustrations. You know people dont realize how much pounding goes into it, Heizer laughs. I tell them its my stress relief from the Army. For Heizer, the hobby has nothing to do with him and everything to do with the end result. I love seeing the face of somebody Ive done work for with it, he grins. I mean, thats what its all about! Heizer plans to one day open saddle will be on display, but will not be for sale. To learn more about Heizers leatherworking, visit his website www.heizersleather.com