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Volume 12, Issue 35 Friday, August 19, 2011 Get your science on Biologists visit the bay with a quest JTF Commander says goodbye Parting words from Rear Adm. Harbeson PLUS: Happy Hour on the island Comedian teaches lessons with laughs

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C THE WIRE | PAGE 2 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.COMMANDERS CORNER JTF GuantanamoCommander Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson Command Master Chief Command Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Maj. Amy A. Oliver: 9927 Operations Officer CW2 Scott Chapman: 3649 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel: 3499 The WireExecutive Editor: Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent: 3651 Layout Assistant: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand Photojournalists: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica Gardner Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park 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: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milCOVER: Marine specialists with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Natural Resources Section George Kenny (left) and Jered Jackson (right) collect a sediment specimen near the mouth of the Guantanamo River on the leeward side of Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Aug. 10. NAVFAC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are scheduled to spend a week or more testing for algae nutrition sources and pollutants. photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu PerryAs I prepare to turnover command of JTF Guantanamo, I wanted to spend a moment to thank you for all you have done to ensure the success of this important strategic mission. Regardless of the numerous tasks and diverse challenges we have faced, you were always ready to respond and produced results that exceeded expectations. You have excelled in a demanding no fail environment where there is no margin for error as our actions must withstand the highest degree of scrutiny and rigor. Simply put, your performance was inspiring both to me and those who witnessed it from afar. It has been a true honor and privilege to serve with you these past 14 months. Through your tireless actions, unmatched professionalism Honor Bound to Defend Freedom. As I look back over my tour, I wish you could have been present representatives and other distinguished VIPs spoke to me at the conclusion of their visits. Their responses were nearly unanimous, as all essentially said words to the effect of I had no idea of the demanding conditions these men and women work under and I was so impressed with their professionalism. I wish the American public could witness what I have just seen and I will be sure to carry this message. That sentiment was universal among all visitors. to our team and that what you do here does make a difference. You should be extremely proud of your service and the efforts you put doubt we will continue to draw worldwide attention, but the unique talents and contributions of our joint servicemembers and civilians will ensure continued success in the future. I know each of you will continue to give your unwavering support and loyalty to Rear Adm. Woods. He is indeed fortunate to take command of such a talented and capable group of joint men and women. Thank you again for your service and your persistent and dedicated efforts. God bless you and your families. Maria and I wish you all the best life has to offer. Honor bound! JTF CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY Where: The Bayview Patio When: 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Air Force General Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command

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THE WIRE | PAGE 19 | THE LAS T WORD BRODIE cont. Punch and Jason Segal score the most genuine laughs with the most relatable characters. As the straight-and-narrow Amy, Punch turns what couldve been an insufferable character into a hysterical tragedy. And Segal proves that, in a movie where tastelessness is the main ingredient, delivery and wit can sweeten the pot much more. Give these two a movie on their own and Ill show up any day. In the meantime, Diaz and her bad ways get one very bad banana rat. presence is like that of every other chaplain in the armed forces, many times in the form of a listening, caring ear to hear the concerns of servicemembers. JTF cultural advisor, Zak, who declined to give his last name, said the visit by a Muslim chaplain is appreciated by the Muslim community. This is an example of JTF taking responsibility and care of the religious needs of servicemembers, said Zak. El-Saddiqs favorite part of his job is breaking long-held stereotypes and showing people a different side of religion. When they see me in this uniform a beard as well, it can serve as a reminder that, yes, we are Muslims, said El-Saddiq. professional and personal. The immediate goal of pinning on and he plans to pursue a career as to enjoy a career in the Mastersaid Brodie. There is nothing me or anyone cannot do without knowledge. I do not need a really high IQ to accomplish what I want I am that driven to succeed. The determination to obtain training to enhance his current skill set helped Brodie research Managed Equal Opportunity I took advantage of the training opportunity, said Brodie. If I ever get to participate in such a program, I For Brodie, being in the military is like having a society within a society. Other military personnel can relate to many of the experiences he has encountered. This is where many of the lyrics to his songs come from. Brodie and Maxwell met Jackson also noted the timing of their study could not be any better. Thanks to tropical storm Emily, Jackson shared, if there are any contaminants we a tendency to push that stuff into nearby waterways. Gathering the sediment samples is just part one of the groups study on Guantanamo Bay. This week the team will unite with diveto collect photo documentation on the current conditions of different coral beds throughout the bay. Taking photos of them will allow us to see a progression over time of the health while in the Middle East on deployment and the two were reunited on Guantanamo Bay. I am kind of like the always happy spirit, counselor, preacher, said Maxwell. I keep the group together when things start to get shaky. Brodie and the rest of 12.0 Productions would like people to hear their music and appreciate the time, effort and talent that go into making their craft. People have heard their mixes and comment how good they are, not realizing everything is made There are a lot of late nights and dedication to the product in a 6 x 6 room, said Brodie. This has tested our friendships as a lot of frustration and emotion is created, too. Brodie understands each milestone his group meets and completes is a step toward recognition and stardom. The work ethic devoted to his military career is mirrored in his hobby and reads like a recipe for success. you what you cant do, said Brodie. You put your mind to anything and you can accomplish whatever you want. of the corals, said Jackson. That will also allow us to catch an algae bloom and note its effects on the coral. samples off to a lab at Florida Atlantic University and review the results. If any contaminants are found, action will be taken to protect the water, wildlife and corals, but the researchers hope to see a positive outcome. We really just want to sustain the beauty of the coral here so they can thrive and continue to be enjoyed by divers and wildlife for years to come, Jackson concluded. Stay tuned for part two of the study in next weeks Wire issue. MOVIES cont. ALGAE cont. CHAPLAIN cont. Information Assurance Information Assurance Tip of the Week Tip of the Week#1 Cause of a DISA Failure, #1 Cause of a DISA Failure, UNATTENDED CAC UNATTENDED CAC . Do you know where YOUR CAC is? Do you know where YOUR CAC is?

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NEWS FROM THE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4News from the Bay Stories and reporting by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally HendricksGet a team ready for Marine Team Challenge Get a tough group together and compete Teams must consist of four members in military working uniform or civilian equivalent, to include long-sleeve top, long pants, rugged running shoes or boots and Activities will include an obstacle course, moving of moderately heavy items and getting dirty. Teamwork and having fun is mandatory, said Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Tucker, attached It gives (participants) an opportunity to rely on each other and trust each other, said The event takes about an hour to complete For Tucker, the most rigorous part of the challenge is something he never seems to get used to. Its the tire drag and the low crawl that will challenge the individual they get me every time! MCSF Co. hosts 8.7 mile fence line run/walk Register at the Marine Hill White House Windward Tour of the Fence run/walk held Saturday at 6 p.m. Runners will check in Saturday, 6 p.m. at the White House, then board buses en route to the starting point. observation post, and leads runners out to Kittery beach, said Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron fence line on the windward side. Tucker said although the terrain is paved, there are some noteworthy hills sure to challenge even the best runners. We will have roughly four water posts set up with cold water in cups, he assured. class at Camp Buckeley Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Buckeley gym to accommodate Joint Task min ab classes will be offered Wednesdays at noon. I know that its almost impossible for the people at JTF to get to a class on Henigman. They have long days and this way they will have the opportunity to attend a class so they can meet their needs for their Working the abdominals will not get rid of a tummy, but will help with important core strength. Doing a variety of things will also build a strong mid-section. Everton teaches the class. You have to work all parts of your body results, said Hylton. In my abs class, we work on all supporting muscles. Its not just the abs. Sometimes taking a break in your day helps to refresh the mind and body. We are limited on space but its a nice opportunity to take a breather so you can take on the rest of your day, Hylton explained. Bringing the class to the JTF side is just another example of MWR working hard to Guantanamo Bay. We want to accommodate the needs and wants of the people here, Henigman concluded. For more information, call Henigman at Cirque Odyssey comes to Guantanamo Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation is taking Odyssey. Performers will display acrobatics, dance, trapeze and much more Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Downtown Lyceum. The hour-long show will offer Troopers what could be the opportunity of a lifetime, said Amiee MacDonnell, MWRs community activities director, so dont miss it. They will provide the GTMO community an extraordinary and unique show, MacDonnell elaborated. of daring skill, grace, strength and agility. The group is highly recommended by Peyton Entertainment out of Orlando, Fla. This show was chosen based on the popularity of traditional cirque shows you might see in Orlando or Vegas, said MacDonnell. more than the freedom to dream a dream. Beginning with Montreal street kid, Guy Laliberte, its the tale of individuals who come forward at special moments in time to move that dream forward and share it with the world. Its a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment full of color. Troopers are encouraged to bring cameras to get a photo with the performers. For more information, contact MacDonnell at x4882 or email mwr.gtmo@gmail.com. Runners can throw it in the trash and keep moving! One of his personal favorites, Tucker said the run is a unique opportunity for Troopers. you can get on the island, because once you go back stateside, its not something you will get to do again. Tucker advised wearing very comfortable running shoes, shorts and breathable shirts. Even though its in the evening, you will still work up a really good sweat, he warned. At the end of the run, Troopers will have Gatorade to drink and fruit to replenish carbohydrates and electrolytes. belt, which are required to run the race. For more information, contact Tucker at

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trooper Bullet Bio Time in service: 2.5 years Hobbies: basketball, working out, movies Pet peeves: cleanliness Next goal: become a drill sergeant Advice to junior Troopers: Have patience with your job.| TROO P ER FO C USTHE WIRE | PAGE 5 Spc. Derek Smith knew he was joining the Army before he graduated high school and that he did literally. He graduated early, and program at his school, off he went to become a I joined for the experience and college, said Smith. I was just gung-ho about being a part of the Army. I saw other guys doing it and it looked interesting. His older brother also played a role in his decision. older than me, Smith shared. I kind of knew what I wanted to do because of him. I could be stationed with him someday. His job and training as a corrections specialist is what brought him to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, but striving for excellence made him part of an elite group of Soldiers in Because of his excellence not only in the work he does in the camps, but for his physical team, said 1st Sgt. Brain Stuckey, 1st Sgt of the military police members in the Army. They gather in September to compete in weapons knowledge, physical training, battle focus training and more. Its to see who the top team is you represent your unit when you go, said Smith. Its challenging and keeps me in shape. Smith says he hopes to one day go to drill sergeant school and eventually become to get some more experience. I would probably need to get another deployment under my belt and have more leadership opportunities with Soldiers and keep my PT up, Smith explained. Smith reenlisted in March for four years, one of which he will serve here, and the other three he will serve with his wife in Germany. Boots on the GroundWhat team are you rooting for this football season?My Pittsburgh Steelers is what Im looking forward to. I think theyre going to the Super Bowlagain. In fact, I know theyre going! Master Sgt. Ted Kraszka I am looking forward to Michael Vick and the Eagles going to the Super Bowl. I dont like all of the uproar that goes along with it though. Its only football. Parachute Rigger 2nd Class Anthony Navarro Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nicole Hutchison Im a big Chicago Bears fan looking forward to kicking the Packers butts! The whole game is so reminiscent of the military, with having strategy and competition. Im originally from Wisconsin so I like the Packers. They probably wont win but I still support them. I love getting together with the people, too.Army Sgt. Michelle Lindsay focus Spc. Derek Smith

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see CHAPLAIN, page 19 SPORTS | THE WIRE | PAGE 6Muslim chaplain offers services, guidance to GTMO communityStory by Mass Communication Specialist 2rd Class Joe Ebalo Story and photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry El-Saddiq visited Guantanamo Bay over the weekend to offer services to many practicing servicemembers and civilians on the island. Muslims in the U.S. armed forces; El-Saddiq is one of three Air Force Muslim chaplains. His arrival came just in time for the holy lunar month of Ramadan. My reason for being here is to accommodate (Guantanamo Bays) Muslim community in any way I can, said El-Saddiq. I am here to provide whatever they need. visit to Guantanamo Bay and he was looking forward to the unique mission. I have only been here two days and have not fully assessed everything going on, said ElSaddiq. My understanding is members of the Muslim faith here at Guantanamo. The lunar month of Ramadan is of special importance to Muslims. It marks the month the revealed. El-Saddiq said fasting is a major part of the celebration, as well as additional voluntary prayers in the evenings. This is our way of showing thankfulness to God for sending this revelation to humanity, he explained. During this time we fast from dawn to sunset. The reason we do this is as an act of devotion to commemorate the beginning of the holy book, Quran. Particular to the Muslim faith, services and Muslim holy days were conducted. The Maghirb (sunset) and Isha (evening) prayers at the base were also part of the services. El-Saddiq emphasized he is here to serve everyone, regardless of their particular faith. Muslim chaplains in general make ourselves available for ministry, said El-Saddiq. Our J6 Troopers ask Can you hear me now?Projects implemented for increasing, improving connectivityJoint Task Force Guantanamos Information Technology and implemented new projects designed to community. More than 10 different plans are currently in action to improve the overall speed and potential of computer network connections and radio frequency communications. What we are doing is modernizing our existing capabilities with tools better for the near term and for our in charge. The J6 mission is to support Air Force Capt. Rashad El-Saddiq, a visiting Muslim chaplain, reads the Quran inside the Trooper Chapel, Monday. all of the JTFs commission, detainee and intelligence operations as well as manage the information technology and communications infrastructure. These new projects, scheduled to be complete in the near future, will provide unprecedented support for enhancing our capabilities. Some of the plans include completely replacing the core network and all of the computer servers, ultimately improving productivity for each computer system. On the communications side, a new Land Mobile Radio upgrade will be available for all personnel using radios, especially safety and security personnel. Many suggestions are brought up to the the location, budget, shelf life and mission of the JTF. J6s Future Operations Project Manager, Marine Staff Sgt. Mike Ortiz, said the approval process for new technologies and gear is lengthy but adequate. The bottomline is it needs to work here in Guantanamo, said Ortiz. Some of these projects were designed many years ago and others were developed in the last few months. Its exciting to see them working now, but its only just the beginning. J6 continues to strive for customers. The time, technical expertise and teamwork put forth by the J6 personnel is what makes projects like We look forward to bringing increased capability to the JTF.

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THE WIRE | PAGE 7 | NEWSStory by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica Gardner and Sonar Technician 1st Class John Humblesee BRODIE, pg. 19 Trooper mixes beats, creates lyrics with new local rap groupMaster-at-Arms 2nd Brodie joined Joint Task Force Guantanamo as a camp guard in 2010, supporting the mission of providing safe, humane, legal care and custody of detainees. Since the inception of the individual augmentee program in 2002, more than 80,000 Sailors have served on some form of augmentation Brodie being one of them. and wanted me to join on the buddy system, said Brodie. He was very serious about his month time frame he had visited more places than most people visit in a lifetime. responsibility and the importance of being on a team. He is proud to be a master-at-arms Unit as a force protection escort, monitoring ships passing in and out of the waterways along his homeport of San Diego. During his free time, however, Brodie mixes music tracks in the comforts of his I have always been driven, said Brodie. Even as a youth I felt I was destined for more than what I have been given. Brodie and his friends, Master-at-Arms 2nd Equiptmentman 2nd rd and Gas Turbine Technician Mechanical 2nd create mixes infused with industry beats. barracks on the weekends cooking meals, discussing possible tracks and sampling enough that we can take anything and put lyrics on top of it, says Brodie. Our lyrics are not just random words on top of music; if you listen to the songs, they tell a little story about the situation going on. What was once a hobby has now become a passion for Brodie the deployment to Guantanamo Bay allowed him to focus on the craft of making beats and writing lyrics. He purchased a studio to perfect his skills and before he knew it, 12.0 Production formed a local rap group now exists to represent the I dedicated my time to getting better, said Brodie. I did a few songs by myself and people heard it and liked it. I then got with other people and as more people heard it, we decided to host a mini-concert, which formed our group and made us what we are today. Brodie has the mind of a business manager; he has a profound thought process centered on accomplishing goals. His inspiration is having talent and the ability to do something better than someone else. Since being deployed to the island, Brodie learned to manage his tolerance and patience level, keeping him focused. The current mission in Guantanamo Bay is much different than any other he has supported. I took this opportunity to physically rebuild myself, says Brodie. I took a step back to look at people and the many different attitudes, then select the ones I want to be involved with. Brodie is taking time to evaluate himself as a person and as a Sailor without compromising who he really is. As the father of a three-year old son, he takes pride in being the type of person his child wants to imitate. My son pretends to rap like me, said Brodie. He walks around the house wearing my ball caps even though they are three sizes too big. son, he also focuses on gaining the skills he needs in order to achieve his goals, both pose for photos during the mini-concert provided at the Community Center. The members are (l r): Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Garry Maxwell; Aircrew Survival Equiptmentman 2nd Class Claudell Brown; Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Francisco Brodie and Gas photo by Sonar Technician Submarines 1st Class John M. Humble

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SPORTS | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Runners from Joint Task Force Guantanamo and the naval station run, starting and ending at the Denich Gym, Saturday. More than 120 racers pounded the pavement in the Good Run, the winning name and route submitted to Moral, Welfare Mark and Kristen Good teamed up with Joe Koerber, a radio broadcaster at Radio GTMO, to develop the race path and the name came naturally. We just wanted to break up the monotony of the usual route and give runners a chance to see some different parts of base while theyre running, said Kristen. We were very happy so many people came out to participate on an early Saturday morning. Instead of running south from the base gym, the new route led runners north Headquarters. Also, only a very small portion of the run followed Sherman Avenue, one Were all about safety, said Kristen. What better way to keep the runners out of harms way then to divert them off the main roads and set up a new course where they can run along the water and around beautiful areas they might not have seen unless they work or live nearby. Alfredo Salcedo, utilities supervisor with the Base Emergency Engineering Force and race participant, said the run was challenging and fun. It was excellent, said Salcedo. This running competition in my entire life and I won the top prize for my age group. The run was also motivating for families and civilians. Dane and Zach Stone, W.T. Sampson School students and competitive We usually run in the mornings and challenge each other to go faster, said Zach, the junior sibling. It was really fun to compete with so many people and make it to Zachs older brother agreed. We have only been on the island for two weeks, so it was good to meet some of the runners and see other parts of the base, Dane said. Hopefully, well meet more people who like to run when school starts and we can come out and compete in these events together.a Good Run

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THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | SPORTS Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Ebalo Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks Runners and participants of all ages begin their journey on the MWRs Good Run 5K, Saturday morning at the Denich Gym. Husband and wife Mark and Kristin Good, along with Radio GTMOs Joe Koerber, won the Name that Run contest, sponsored by MWR. photo by Mass communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks

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When algae bloom, they can take on a familiar greenish, furry and slimy texture. To the naked eye, it may seem normal and even necessary to the environment, but to a team of marine biology specialists, algae patches in large form can have a negative impact on the underwater world, particularly the lush, George Kenny and Jered Jackson, marine biology specialists from in Florida, are visiting Guantanamo Bay for two weeks, collecting sediment samples to test for contaminants that could cause algae to grow rapidly. We want to make sure the algae arent taking over the coral, said Jackson. These coral are some of the most beautiful in the The two researchers are being escorted around the bay via boat locations in the bay and on the beach shorelines. These samples will help us identify possible contaminants in the then we can look at how it is getting in the water system and if it contributes to algae blooms. By taking samples from different locations all around the bay as opposed to just one location the data will show more accurate readings of where a contaminant may have originated. For example, one sample was taken near a waste water run off, which would be more likely to show a feces contaminant than if it were taken from miles away from the source. We also took a sample near the end of the GTMO river to see if anything shows up there, said Kenny, telling us what could be Algae blooms arent entirely bad for the ocean, but in large breakouts can begin to smother coral beds and the wildlife that make their living in and around the precious reefs. These blooms are actually normal, Jackson explained. We just need to make sure they dont take on an ugly form which would cause coral and creatures to die. charge of the Guantanamo Bay Dive Locker, has dived in places all Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand THE WIRE | PAGE 10 FEATURE | Marine Biology Specialist Jered Jackson from Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Florida pulls a sediment collector up from the Guantanamo Bay River during a research project, Aug. 10.photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand

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over the world and said he enjoyed being able to show the researchers around the bay. These are some of the most beautiful waters Ive ever dove in, said Hajduk. I totally support and understand the importance of maintaining our environment; there is so much to see below the surface and I want it to stay that way! The researchers wore gloves pre-soaked in acetone substance to ensure all samples are sterile and pure in order to yield the most accurate results. see ALGAE, pg. 19 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEATURE photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry

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THE WIRE | PAGE 12 Standup comedian Bernie McGrenahan performed for more than 400 Guantanamo Bay Troopers and residents Message tour, sponsored by Guantanamo Bays Fleet and Designed to combine laughter with the sobering messages of alcohol abuse and sexual assault, the tour attempts to reach servicemembers through different means beside the basic Powerpoint presentation, said McGrenahan. Im here to support Fleet and Family Services, said McGrenahan. Im here to deliver another angle of a message theyre trying to share. This is McGrenahans second visit to Guantanamo Bay -he was also invited here three years ago as a guest of the United States Army. He said, as a comedian, he never dreamed hed be performing his act at such a unique location. You read about Guantanamo Bay in the newspaper but I never thought Id actually be doing a show here, he pondered. Its really an honor and a privilege. several of his audience members Wednesday night at the Trooper to McGrenahan s deeply personal story. Beginning with a straight, no holds barred standup act, the comic of his military surroundings, McGrenahan spent time commenting on everything from pop culture to shopping at the commissary to the horror of being caught quite literally with your pants down. Often times he engaged the audience, leading to unexpected bits of improvisation from himself and his spectators. Using laughter as a starting off point, McGrenahan eased into his early struggles with alcohol, including the death of his younger brother. Mixing the two concepts laughter and addiction might and listen to him. I think I can help troops by sharing my story with them, McGrenahan explained. I dont lecture. I have a story and maybe it will resonate with them a little bit. Sharing such intimate and, at times, tragic details of his life was and opportunity to hone it into a well-crafted balance of humor and In the beginning, it was rough, he explained. Over the years Ive lightened it up, its been a work in progress. Ultimately, McGrenahan said, it was due to the hard work and the show was able to be such a success. Im going to miss them, McGrenahan said mischievously. I want to be Facebook friends now. FEATURE | Story by Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand

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THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Comedy! ... with a Catch | FEATURE

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On The Deck Inside the Jar announced Wednesday that more than 60,000 Sailors will see their projected rotation date Sea Shore Flow enlisted career paths. Detailers are currently reviewing Sailors records and making PRD adjustments Michael White, assistant Management. Once all of the PRD adjustments have been completed a formal commands can review their EDVR (enlisted distribution the changes. 201/11, released July 2011 announced revisions to Sea increasingly sea-centric nature of naval service. Thirty-six ratings have increased sea time, and 18 Flow timelines for individual ratings are listed by rating in be found at www.public.navy.mil/ bupers-npc/reference/Detailers review Sailors projected rotation datesBy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Maria Yager Afghanistan Marines with the Houston-based 1st Battalion, known as the Lone Star Battalion, provided security and Army soldiers traveling through were traveling from basic their assigned battle-space in the heart of the city near the Iranian border. The Marines and an Italian Operational Mentor and Liaison Team or battalion, from Forward Operating Base Ramrod on the Kandahar-Helmand border to FOB Delaram. It was the Marines duty to ensure that the Afghans were Lone Star Marines guide Afghan soldiers to new battle spaceprovided safe passage through Southwest area of operations provinces. The Italian OMLT entire nine-day, 1,110 kilometer journey. The newly trained Afghan soldiers were being led to their assigned units, where they will use the skills they learned during training to help bolster security. Though they are already trained in combat, we provide them with more experience attacked on their journey, said Sgt. Joey M. Garcia, guide for native of Brownsville, Texas. Its also great for Afghans right off the bat to be able to work with and witness how coalition forces operate. soldiers stuck to Route 1, a paved highway, for most of their part of the escort mission. The route is a major supply road which connects the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah to the rest of Afghanistan. Route 1 is known to have a device and insurgent activity threat, said Maj. Vincent J. Lazar, current operations planner for Its imperative that we provide security along Route 1, he explained. The coalition presence also assets the Afghan unit does not yet possess. The Afghans are more than capable of traveling this distance themselves, but we provide them with a Joint said 2nd Lt. Edward E. Arrington, platoon leader for coalition and Afghan forces the ability to direct and call in air support in case the convoy is attacked by heavy insurgent encountered during the escort was a vehicle break down, the Marines were still able to provide guidance, direction and security throughout the trip. Its good for the junior Marines to be able to see more populated areas of Afghanistan and interact with other cultures, said Arrington. At the end of the journey, the Marines turned over the convoy waiting at Delaram in there the Afghan troops will continue west toward their new units. By Cpl. Adam Leyendecker, II MEF (FWD)AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 messages/Documents/ Since 2008, the number of sea duty billets has increased, while the number of shore duty billets has decreased, said White. The updated career paths provide optimal balance between sea duty and shore duty, enhances stability and improves predictability of the career paths for every Sailor According to White, Sailors with PRDs prior to May 2012, will not have their current PRD adjusted under the new Sea Shore Flow calculations. Rating detailers adjustments all other Sailors will face based on the new guidance Sailors and expects adjustments will be complete Sept. 1. implemented in 2008 to replace pay-grade driven Sea Shore Rotation. Sea Shore Flow was made to help ensure proper manning of all sea duty and front line operational billets. At the same time, it helps to provide a more desirable work-life balance throughout a Sailors career by working to offset the often arduous nature of sea duty with predictable periods of meaningful work ashore. navy.mil/local/npc/.

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Lone Star Marines guide Afghan soldiers to new battle space On the Wing Detachment, Veterinary Services, does that in an extraordinary way. Veterinary Services Reserve unit from Alabama whose mission includes keeping improvised explosive device detection dogs After visiting the unit, at Forward Operating Base Leatherneck in wanted to assist the unit in accomplishing their important mission. He decided to adopt the unit and linked them with the 401st AFSBs Logistics Task Force Leatherneck. ambulance, 401st AFSB personnel located a Humvee ambulance from a Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services yard and refurbished it. The 401st was also able to obtain a Humvee for use LTF Leatherneck commander. We had no way to receive a patient [military working dog] By Summer Barkleyambulance lets us transport litter-bound patients. Fields has completed more than 400 surgeries in what is now a wounds, hernias, sucking chest wounds and post traumatic stress. The only injuries that cannot be cared for in theater are long-bone fractures due to the lengthy recovery time. added. The dogs, all Labrador Retrievers, live adjacent to the clinic in a kennel that had no heat or air conditioning until the 401st worked Program to install a generator to heat and cool the kennel. Fields said the temperatures are controlled enough to keep the dogs comfortable, but still keep them acclimated to the conditions they work in every day. the relationship between 401st and the Army Veterinary Service back-up generator so the staff will not have to rely on battery power during surgeries in the event of a generator failure. Keep up the good work, Russell said. We will continue to support you. runway here are crushing tons of concrete from the old runway and going green by recycling it. The suggestion came in October of last year when engineers here started laying out runway. When the contractors brought the idea of recycling the concrete to me, I loved Engineer Squadron chief of construction management. This isnt an easy project, so it doesnt just happen overnight, especially when you have an entire runway to redo and when youre planning on recycling 60,000 tons of concrete and approximately 20,000 tons of asphalt, he said. taking the existing concrete from the old runway and crushing then reutilizing it. The shoulders will have concrete underneath them and asphalt on the top, Musselwhite said. The remaining small chunks of asphalt on the over-runs. Most of the crushed concrete will be recycled on base; the rest will be donated to the community. Fairchild goes green in a concrete type of wayBy Airman 1st Class Earlandez M. Young 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public AffairsThe county would love to have some crushed concrete to put under the roads, so it is fairly easy to recycle concrete off base, said engineers here recycled close to three miles of concrete. I think this will boost morale to recycle more because were always telling each other to go green, and people think about the usual things we recycle such as paper, cardboard boxes, ... he said. more green Americans. In The Trenches THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE Contractors control a paver as it forms a new runway, Aug. 1 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The paver molds crushed concrete, which once was the old runway, into a base for the new runway. photo by Airman 1st Class Earlandez Young

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AT THE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 16Movie Review 19 23 22 21 20 24 25Call MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. Movie Hotline call 4880. Monte Carlo (PG) 8 p.m. Larry Crowne (PG-13) 10 p.m. The Conspirator (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Captain America (PG13) 8 p.m. Judy Moody (last showing) (PG) 8 p.m. Transformers 3 (PG-13) 8 p.m. Bad Teacher (R) 8 p.m. Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley No movie; Check out the Cirque Odessy show at 8 p.m. FRI.SAT.SUN.MON.TUES.WED.THURS.Spc. Meredith VincentR 92 min.Monte Carlo (PG) 8 p.m. The Conspirator (last showing) (R) 10 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) 8 p.m. Transformers 3 (R) 10 p.m. Larry Crowne (PG-13) 8 p.m. Judy Moody (last showing) (PG) 8 p.m. Bad Teacher (R) 8 p.m. X-Men: First Class (PG-13) 8 p.m. Captain America (PG-13) 8 p.m.The movie title pretty much nails it. This is a BAD movie, plain and simple. and cannot just leave it at that, which means I Diazs embarrassing attempt at being a crass, tactless gold digger. Oh, the humanity. Diaz is Elizabeth Halsey, a middle school teacher in Small Town, Ill., who has big dreams of marrying rich and well, not goes on the hunt for another sad sap with a big wallet. Luckily, Justin Timberlake is Scott Delacorte, the new sub at her school and comes complete with a watch company Bad Teacher reminded me of Julia Wedding. Both movies feature a desperate chick set on snagging the guy of their dreams. But Roberts Julianna was motivated by the thought of losing her true love and best friend. Bad Teachers Elizabeths only concern throughout the movie is raising enough money for a new pair of breasts. I weep for the future, I really do. Standing in Elizabeths way are two fellow Amy Squirrel (prim and perfect Lucy Punch) and low-key gym teacher Russell Gettis (the consistently lovable Jason Segal.) Amys got issues with Elizabeths approach to teaching (stick Michelle Pfeiffers Dangerous Minds in and let the television do all the work) and see MOVIES, page 19 Russell wont take no for an answer after his multiple advances on Miss Halsey get shot down. Diaz shoots for raunchy, low-brow humor behavior is more unbearable than amusing. Many actors have taken on unlikable roles before (Billy Bob Thorton in Bad Santa comes to mind) but Diaz lacks the talent and charm to turn her Elizabeth from garish into golden. I was most disappointed by Timberlake. The former boy band heartthrob (and Diazs real-life ex) has proven himself to be a comedy powerhouse, becoming a Saturday of the Lonely Island comedy trio. So what is he doing in this pile of trash? Scott is played as a drippy, one-note caricature who knew it was possible to drain Timberlake of shocking scenes belong to him, but they are purposefully designed to horrify, not tickle. Elizabeth is given no redeeming qualities whatsoever, making Diazs job more and more hopeless. The schoolchildren she teaches are merely bumps in the road dont worry, there are no life lessons being handed out here, except maybe, Dont be ugly and/or weird. The idea is that Elizabeth is one of the most unlikable characters to hit the screen, and that point is certainly pounded home. But shes also one of the most joyless, bringing no fun or merriment to being so bad. The movie really belongs to the two aforementioned supporting players. Lucy

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THE WIRE | PAGE 17 | NEWS YOU CA N USE deadline for U.S. forces to be out of Iraq, the U.S. government will discuss with Iraqi leaders what kind of assistance is needed and how the United States could provide that help, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here yesterday. But the bottom line is, whether its diplomatic or whether its military, weve got a long-term relationship with Iraq, Panetta Defense University. Weve invested a lot of blood in that country. And regardless of whether you agree or disagree as to how we got into it, the bottom line is that we now a relatively stable democracy thats trying to work together to lead that country. reporters, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today that the recent bombings in Iraq -including some suicide bombings -are deplorable, but the overall trajectory in the country is up. Little said Panetta had a good discussion today with Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, and that the men had discussed the spate of attacks that killed at least 90 Iraqis and wounded hundreds. The secretary and General Austin are concerned about [the attacks], Little said. The operations that the Iraqis and U.S. armed forces are conducting jointly to thwart militants and terrorists in Iraq have yielded very good results. the attacks, which struck Iraqi cities from Kirkuk to Baghdad to Basra. The largest loss of life was in Kut. The attacks have in Baghdad said. When it comes to the violence, the fact that there is some increased violence recently is to be expected, Little said, noting that terror groups and militants will launch attacks to create the impression they are driving the Americans from the country, though the withdrawal is a result of a U.S.Iraq security agreement signed in 2008. These terrorists want to claim credit or gain prestige for a withdrawal that has been planned and agreed to for three years, Little told reporters. Meanwhile, the United States is committed to withdrawing all troops from the next phase of U.S.-Iraqi relations, Little said.Panetta sees long-term relationship with IraqJim Garamone American Forces Press Service and their spouses will soon be able to get funding for books and supplies as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Beginning Oct. 1, active duty members for books and supplies, per academic year, as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Active duty members were not previously eligible for the books and supplies funding. and veterans include reimbursement of fees for exams used for admission to colimbursement for more than one licensing degree programs, on-the-job training, apcorrespondence training. I think the great thing about these changes (is) that it brings a lot more training options under the umbrella of this already robust program, said Keith Wilson, direc tor of education service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. ing allowance (active duty and their spouses degree programs or even long-distance learning. Those enrolled in distance learning could lowance provided to those who enrolled in on-campus education programs. The housing allowance for those in resident training is now prorated based on a students course load. A student taking a course load that is approximately 80 percent of what a school deems full time, would receive 80 percent of the housing allowance. Housing allow ance for an in-resident student taking a full load is equivalent to the basic housing althe bill include elimination of housing pay ments for even short gap periods between enrollments. In the past, during the lessthan-one-month breaks between semeshousing payments. But that is no longer the case, Wilson said. While Wilson said VA is working to keep students informed of the changes, students management on their own to make rent payments during the short non-enrollment periods between semesters. Wilson pointed out that under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, benlowance during the three-month summer break. did receive housing payment between enrollments, they were actually burning up month period between the fall and spring semesters, for instance, that would burn up The new change in law also affects pay ment eligibility, and now accounts for active A summary of recent changes to the gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/ Post911_changes.html.By C. Todd Lopez Army.mil

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Mind Body & SoulT o Sleep or Not to Sleep: Getting ahead on getting to bed GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Tues. Fri. 5:30 p.m. Main Chapel Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Main Chapel Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Main Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 5:30 p.m. Troopers ChapelMI N D, BODY & SOUL | THE WIRE | PAGE 18Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Friday 1:15 p.m. Room C Jewish Service Friday 7 p.m. Chapel Annex LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Seventh Day Adventist Saturday 11 a.m. Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Sunday 5:30 a.m. Room A Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Room D Liturgical Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room B Church of the Sacred Well Call x2323 for information General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Sunday 11 a.m. Sanctuary B Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Main Chapel GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Main ChapelWe are all familiar with the unpleasant effects of sleep-deprivation energy, inattention and irritability. Most of us should really get more sleepit would make us feel and perform much better and can even help us lose weight But what about those of us who would love nothing more than to sleep, but cant catch the Zs we so desperately seek? Insomnia is a problem for many and whether it is due to anxiety, noise, caffeine or physical discomfort, these tips will help all who suffer from sleeplessness Chamomile tea is not just for old ladies and Englishmen. It comes in many types and has many different properties. The contains relaxants. At bedtime, drink pure chamomile, not the blends with peppermint or honey. Also, it is important to avoid caffeine consumption for several hours leading up to bedtime. Lavender has been shown by researchers to usher in and improve the quality of slee p You can use essential oil in an infuser, dried lavender in a sachet or fresh lavender in a vase--just make sure its the real deal and Earplugs will help deaden noise. Although some people say they dont like the feel of them, there are different shapes, materials and sizes. Earplugs are especially are sharing a room with others and working JSMART to get complimentary earplugs and a sleep mask. Navy Lt. Lindsay Gleason, JSMART OIC White noise (like from a fan) will also help with drowning out external noises and sounds. Digital alarm clocks can be too bright and anxiety provoking, staring at us with those blood-red numbers, telling us how many hours and minutes till we have to get up. They will only raise your anxiety. Have a clock handy so you dont have to get out of bed to check it. Most of us have cell phones or laptops nearby, which can do the trick. Bedding is very important for a good nights sleep. Weighted blankets and soft sheets are a must. Also, quiet sheets are vital. A rustly sheet or crackly comforter can wake us with the slightest movement. Itchy at night? Youre probably allergic to your detergent, or youre putting too much soap in the wash and not getting a clean rinse. If you are someone who is on the hunt for a good nights sleep, try these tips. Sleep tight, and dont let the bed bugs bite. Sweet dreams.

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THE WIRE | PAGE 19 | THE LAS T WORD BRODIE cont. Punch and Jason Segal score the most genuine laughs with the most relatable characters. As the straight-and-narrow Amy, Punch turns what couldve been an insufferable character into a hysterical tragedy. And Segal proves that, in a movie where tastelessness is the main ingredient, delivery and wit can sweeten the pot much more. Give these two a movie on their own and Ill show up any day. In the meantime, Diaz and her bad ways get one very bad banana rat. presence is like that of every other chaplain in the armed forces, many times in the form of a listening, caring ear to hear the concerns of servicemembers. JTF cultural advisor, Zak, who declined to give his last name, said the visit by a Muslim chaplain is appreciated by the Muslim community. This is an example of JTF taking responsibility and care of the religious needs of servicemembers, said Zak. El-Saddiqs favorite part of his job is breaking long-held stereotypes and showing people a different side of religion. When they see me in this uniform a beard as well, it can serve as a reminder that, yes, we are Muslims, said El-Saddiq. professional and personal. The immediate goal of pinning on and he plans to pursue a career as to enjoy a career in the Mastersaid Brodie. There is nothing me or anyone cannot do without knowledge. I do not need a really high IQ to accomplish what I want I am that driven to succeed. The determination to obtain training to enhance his current skill set helped Brodie research Managed Equal Opportunity I took advantage of the training opportunity, said Brodie. If I ever get to participate in such a program, I For Brodie, being in the military is like having a society within a society. Other military personnel can relate to many of the experiences he has encountered. This is where many of the lyrics to his songs come from. Brodie and Maxwell met Jackson also noted the timing of their study could not be any better. Thanks to tropical storm Emily, Jackson shared, if there are any contaminants we a tendency to push that stuff into nearby waterways. Gathering the sediment samples is just part one of the groups study on Guantanamo Bay. This week the team will unite with diveto collect photo documentation on the current conditions of different coral beds throughout the bay. Taking photos of them will allow us to see a progression over time of the health while in the Middle East on deployment and the two were reunited on Guantanamo Bay. I am kind of like the always happy spirit, counselor, preacher, said Maxwell. I keep the group together when things start to get shaky. Brodie and the rest of 12.0 Productions would like people to hear their music and appreciate the time, effort and talent that go into making their craft. People have heard their mixes and comment how good they are, not realizing everything is made There are a lot of late nights and dedication to the product in a 6 x 6 room, said Brodie. This has tested our friendships as a lot of frustration and emotion is created, too. Brodie understands each milestone his group meets and completes is a step toward recognition and stardom. The work ethic devoted to his military career is mirrored in his hobby and reads like a recipe for success. you what you cant do, said Brodie. You put your mind to anything and you can accomplish whatever you want. of the corals, said Jackson. That will also allow us to catch an algae bloom and note its effects on the coral. samples off to a lab at Florida Atlantic University and review the results. If any contaminants are found, action will be taken to protect the water, wildlife and corals, but the researchers hope to see a positive outcome. We really just want to sustain the beauty of the coral here so they can thrive and continue to be enjoyed by divers and wildlife for years to come, Jackson concluded. Stay tuned for part two of the study in next weeks Wire issue. MOVIES cont. ALGAE cont. CHAPLAIN cont. Information Assurance Information Assurance Tip of the Week Tip of the Week#1 Cause of a DISA Failure, #1 Cause of a DISA Failure, UNATTENDED CAC UNATTENDED CAC . Do you know where YOUR CAC is? Do you know where YOUR CAC is?

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STAYING FIT Company, swims laps at Marine Hill pool as part of his morning workout, Monday. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park NIGHT VISION The United States Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Boston and Marine Corps Security Forces Company simulate the extraction process of injured persons during a casualty evacuation exercise, Wednesday. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park LIFE SAVERS? Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, make their way through an obstacle course Tuesday. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park SOARING HIGH photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park