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Volume 12, Issue 41 Friday, September 30, 2011 PLUS: Sail Away MWR offers sailing lessons Hispanic culture takes the stage Highlighting a Heritage Walking the Plank Runners dress up, get wet for pirate run
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.COMMAND CORNER | JTF GuantanamoCommander Navy Rear Adm. David Woods 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: Spc. Kelly Gary Photojournalists: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Louis Batchelor Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marquis WhiteheadContact usEditors Desk: 3651 From the continental United States Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: email@example.com Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milCOVER: Diovany Gonzalez and daughter Melanie pose in their Panamanian dresses at the Hispanic American Heritage Association Dinner and Dance celebration at the Windjammer Ballroom, Saturday. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kihlo Park I
Trooper to Trooper featuring Command Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong Remain open-minded and see the glass as half full THE WIRE | PAGE 3 | TROOPER T O TROOPER PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO!What to do with old uniformsDont throw them away! First thing, sanitize them! Remove your name tape and rank, warfare insignia and any other patches. Next, look inside did you write your name or last 4 on the tag so you could claim it from the laundry? If you did, remove the tag or blacken out your info. Then take a good look at the uniform. Is it still usable? If it is, take it to the thrift shop or ask your shipmates or battle buddies if they could use it. Otherwise make it un-wearable by cutting it in half down the back and cutting the sleeves off. For pants, rip them in two. Dont throw uniforms away whole theyre valuable and a whole uniform could be used by an adversary to try to access places they shouldnt be. So take care of your uniforms and protect your personal information. USE OPSEC! Command Master Chief, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Pay attention to the details, big or small Lead by example and try to establish good habits Try to remain calm and be kind; its nice to be nice
NEWS FROM T HE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4News from the Bay Stories and reporting by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks and Spc. Kelly GaryHispanic Lunch and Learn at Gold Hill MWR one-mile swim at Marine Hill Pool Last chance for divers to attend safety brief Swim lessons available for one more month Storybook reading at Windjammer Ballroom Fire prevention week 5K and activities T
trooper Bullet Bio Time in service: 5 years Hobbies: reading, working out, hiking Pet peeves: NCOs who dont take care of their junior Troopers Next goal: earning bachelors degree and moving into intelligence Advice to junior Troopers: Dont set limits on reaching your dreams everything is within grasp if youre willing to put forth the effort.| NE W STHE WIRE | PAGE 5 Boots on the GroundWhat is your favorite water activity here on Guantanamo Bay? see FOCUS pg. 19 focus Army Sgt. Linda BaezSgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel
Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marquis WhiteheadPirate-themed run inspired by national pirate holiday It was SPOR T S| THE WIRE | PAGE 6
PHONE HOMEStory by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach The why and how of Morale Minders phone program connected to an automated THE WIRE | PAGE 7 | NEWS
NEWS| THE WIRE | PAGE 8Story and photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu PerryTroopers, civilians help clean Slot
Vaughn Anthony brings R&B, soul to Tiki BarStory and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Louis Batchelor John Legends little brother working on new album THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | NEWS
FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 PAGE 8Story by Spc. Kelly Gary Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kihlo Parksee HERITAGE, pg. 19 Fiesta!T
| FEA T URE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Fiesta!
Story and photos by Spc. Kelly Gary THE WIRE | PAGE 12 FEA T URE | more than a DESTINATIONW With help from the MWR Marina, Troopers learn to set sail.see SAILING, pg. 19
THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA T URE sailboat to
In The Trenches On the Wing HC-130J arrival brings promise of improved personnel recoveryBy Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes Defense Media Activity Army ensures right mix for junior NCO promotion pointsBy Rob McIlvaine AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14
On The Deck Navy convenes second phase of retention By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Inside the Jar Marines prepare for upcoming CFT Story and photo by Cpl. Andrew D. Johnston, 2nd Marine Division THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE
AT T HE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 16Movie Review 30 4 3 2 1 5 6Call MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. Movie Hotline call 4880. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) 8 p.m. 30 Minutes or Less (PG-13) 10 p.m. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) 8 p.m. Friends with (last showing) (R) 8 p.m. Captain America (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Change-Up (R) 8 p.m. Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) 8 p.m. Final Destination 5 (R) 10 p.m. FRI.SAT.SUN.MON.TUES.WED.THURS.Army Sgt. Meredith VincentPG-13 105 min.Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) 8 p.m. 30 Minutes or Less (PG-13) 10 p.m. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) 8 p.m. Final Destination 5 (R) 10 p.m. Friends with (last showing) (R) 8 p.m. Captain America (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Change-Up (R) 8 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) 8 p.m. see MOVIES, pg. 19
THE WIRE | PAGE 17 | NEWS YOU CA N USE By Alex Villarreal Voice of America News Service
Mind Body & SoulMans best friend: GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Main Chapel Vigil Mass Main Chapel Mass Main Chapel Catholic Mass Troopers ChapelMI N D, BODY & SOUL | THE WIRE | PAGE 18Protestant Worship Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Room C Jewish Service Chapel Annex LDS Service Room A Seventh Day Adventist Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Room A Pentecostal Gospel Room D Liturgical Service Room B Church of the Sacred Well Call x2323 for information General Protestant Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Sanctuary B Gospel Service Main Chapel GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Main Chapel Navy Lt. Lindsey Gleason, JSMART OIC
THE WIRE | PAGE 19 | THE LAS T WORD MOVIES cont. SAILING cont. HERITAGE cont. HERITAGE cont.
COASTIE PATROL A U.S. Coast Guard Transportable Port Security Boat conducts an antiterrosim force protection patrol off Deer Point. GOOD BURGER BRIDGING THE GAP BULKING UP Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Zach Lind performs warm up squats before his midday workout at Denich Gym, Wednesday.