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Volume 12, Issue 45 Friday, October 28, 2011 PLUS: These gals arent afraid to get dirty Meet the -bees! Swing Away! GTMOs softball season begins She Integrity First Learn the origins of the Integritas Award
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. Michelle Coghill : 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 2nd Class Kilho Park Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Pfc. Justin PierceContact 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: Construction Electrician 2nd Class Ekene Warner, Yeomen Chief Nadean Storey, Steel Worker 2nd Class Rejuny Caswell, Builder 2nd Class Kacey Nyberg, and Equipment Operator 3rd Class Shannon Jefferson from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 23 show off their handpainted sign outside of the Seabee compound, Wednesday. The sign was formerly a bulldozer As I arrived here on the island a few weeks ago, I couldnt help of our force speaks well for the training, leadership and dedication of the different services. professionals who are here to help us. privilege. Trooper to Trooper featuring Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Borrero degree. in this business. As we all know, continuing our education also supports THE WIRE | PAGE 3 | TROOPER T O TROOPER PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO!Phones are not secure. Your cell phone is not secure. Neither is the phone on your desk or in your house. Phones are very susceptible to monitoring. Adversaries often use phone monitoring to gather information. We often forget that our phones arent safe to use when discussing sensitive information and we possibly subject our information to compromise. Remember this the next time you pick up your phone to make a call. Dont talk about sensitive work issues or give your personal information over an unsecure phone line. Use OPSEC! Senior Enlisted Leader, 525th MP Battalion
News from the Bay: Halloween edition Stories and reporting by Spc. Kelly Gary NEX celebrates 10th customer appreciation Underwater carving with Reef Raiders CYP Pumpkin Patch at GTMO Youth Center W.T. Sampson seniors put on haunted house forward to. Autograph session with Vans Dives chefs. Halloween costume party at OKellys pub hosting a haunted house in the old wine Donations will be accepted and proceeds will go to the seniors for their Liberty hosts zombie paintball tournament Participants are asked to arrive between cookout. Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert or their own center. will be given out to the best individual and GTMOs guide to a ghoulish weekend NEWS FROM T HE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4 trooper Bullet Bio Time in service: 2 years Hobbies: watching movies, going to the beach Pet peeves: dishonesty Next goal: moving on to battalion level boards Advice to junior Troopers: Maintain professionalism at all times difference. th, but also hard for the spot. wasnt waiting to be told to go out and do that the discipline and the structure. Ive grown up see FOCUS pg. 19Sgt. Meredith Vincent focus Army Pfc. Alaine Williamson has changed all that. | NE W STHE WIRE | PAGE 5 Boots on the GroundWhat is the worst Halloween candy?Candy corn, they taste gross.Operations Specialist 2nd Class Eddie FortBlack licorice. Nobody likes black licorice.Utilitiesman 2nd Class John Marine Tech Sgt. Jamie HedrickI dont like candy corn. I would rather have chocolate. The Peeps, they taste nasty Spc. John Dupree
Story and photo by Spc. Kelly GaryMWR softball season swings into action SPOR T S| THE WIRE | PAGE 6 the stronger and weaker of the league. Alana has doubled since last season, with around with three wins. will be interesting to see who takes this Bases most popular sport boasts record participants, teams during the teams game against the Vigilant Warriors at Cooper Field and Sports Complex, Oct. 21. The Vigilant Warriors, made up of 525th Military Police Battalion Soldiers, are currently undefeated. | NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 7Story and photos by Sgt. Mathieu PerryPumpkin carving contest kicks off Halloween week see CARVING, page 19 together to show off their levels plied their skills for the awards given to the top three great for the inaugural event and and we had at least one person the traditional shift of seasons tradition and I wanted to offer out to participate and get the said. Lance Cpl. Tyler Truesdale (left), attached to Marine Corps Security Forces Company, steadies his pumpkin as Hospitalman Laney Smith, attached to U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, punches an access door on the bottom of their jack-o-lantern at the Marine Hill Morale, Welfare and Recreation Liberty center, Sunday. Smith went on to MWR Libertys Evil Pumpkin Carving contest.
FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Illustration by Spc. Kelly Gary THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEA T UREt the core of each of our beloved services values wholeness in character. How appropriate two words describing the character of a soldiers would strike their breastplate at the had to be well constructed and cared for. Integritas, along with the Latin word Integritas Award. or section within the task force over the In one of his last interviews with The Wire was a source of pride for the receiving launch with the hopes it would generate values. letters. the award is given. Receiving sections are senior enlisted leader. I Steeped in pride and tradition, new monthly JTF award has honor bound roots. Story by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel
FEA T URE | | FEA T URE THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11Story and photos by Spc. Kelly Gary UEEN EES B QThe Wire sits down with the JTFs Seabees to chat about respect, hard hats and working in a mans world.
THE WIRE | PAGE 12 FEA T URE | background and stories. had to earn the respect of her leadership and peers. THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA T URE(opposite page, from left) Steel Worker 2nd Class Rejuny Caswell, Equipment Operator 3rd Class Shannon Jefferson, Electrician 2nd Class Ekene Warner, Builder 2nd Class Kacey Nyberg and Yeomen Chief muscles at the Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 23 compound, Wednesday. (this page, clockwise from left) Nyberg poses inside the woodshop; Caswell clamps a welding wire by the steel workers shop; Warner strikes a pose; Jefferson shows off a bulldozer and Storey brings out paperwork to make sure her Sailors pay is in order. see SEEBEAS, pg. 19 a woodshop with her husband so in addition to having welding
On The Deck Inside the Jar assets devoted to an operation and operations together build need for standard concepts of operations. Greenert focused on three personal relationships. CNO speaks at 20th International Seapower Symposium US Marines lend gentle hand to orphanageAT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 connected. relationships and partnerships operations. interactions and relationships can In closing, he reiterated developing cooperative efforts that can help share capabilities, working together. event, three panel discussions led responsive partnerships, and offer opportunities for future regional and international collaboration in seeking challenges.By Gunnery Sgt. J. L. Wright Jr. and care to children ranging that when the hospital calls a birthing clinic for those who could not afford proper she was approached with a because he was going to die. I renovation of the orphanage, with the older ones. returned to the orphanage to orphanage. to be able to give back to the h we have, and its essential that By Lt. John RipleyCoast to coast interdicted at sea during four is to deter and respond to vessels pursuing perilous and cutters and aircraft throughout were provided with food, attention.USCG returns 52 migrants home On the Wing of Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by years endBy Jim Garamone Afghanistan. SecAF: Stay focused on readiness during challenging timesBy Jenny GordonIn The Trenches THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq during a secure video teleconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 21. are sustainable into the future. continued. across core functions, on readiness and However, taking care of people and nation. facing the nation and the potential effects of defense plan, which we were allowed to reinvest
34 32 31 30 29 33AT T HE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 16Movie Review 28Call MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. Movie Hotline call 4880. Apollo 18 (PG-13) 8 p.m. Conan the Barbarian (R) 10 p.m. Contagion (PG-13) 8 p.m. Fright Night (last showing) (R) 10 p.m. The Help (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Our Idiot Brother (R) 8 p.m. The Dept (R) 8 p.m. Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Warrior (PG-13) 8 p.m. Footloose (PG-13) 10 p.m. FRI.SAT.SUN.MON.TUES.WED.THURS.Army Sgt. Meredith VincentPG-13 113 min.Contagion (PG-13) 8 p.m. Fright Night (last showing) (R) 10 p.m. Columbiana (PG-13) 8 p.m. Warrior (PG-13) 10 p.m. The Help (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Shark Night (PG-13) 8 p.m. Conan the Barbarian (last showing) (R) 8 p.m. Footloose (PG-13) 8 p.m. Our Idiot Brother (R) 8 p.m. Loggins, there were no iPods bursting with hit present. town thats big on God but lacking in spirit. THE WIRE | PAGE 17 | NEWS YOU CA N USE officials narrowed their differences on were no breakthroughs and that the Geneva. constructive. there were no breakthroughs and that it Korea is prepared to do what is needed to continue and second that we need to see real concrete steps, concrete proposals to take back to the leadership of weapons in return for aid and US, North Korea narrow differences in Geneva talksVoice of America News Service education loans. In announcing the actions, the president pointed to a new report detailing the continuing rise in the cost of higher at Denver, the president used a personal he said. growth. percent, and be eligible for debt forgiveness Another rule change would help students backed loan at a lower interest rate, allowing Obama announces changes to ease loan burdensVoice of America News Service the changes will help students and graduates in difference in the lives of college students as well as recent graduates, who are entering college loans, and that current borrowers proposals. to encourage businesses to hire returning President Barack Obama outlines a plan to allow millions of student loan recipients to lower their payments and consolidate their loans to students and faculty at Auraria Events Center in Denver, Wednesday. photo by AP
Mind Body & SoulCheck yo self before you wreck yoself: Tips for staying injury free 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 Chapel If talking about.Pfc. Justin Piercesee MIND, pg. 19 there is not now, nor will there ever be, such a getting knocked down. Dive drills help a lot THE WIRE | PAGE 19 | THE LAS T WORD CARVING cont. SEABEES cont. BODY cont. FOCUS cont. on when the whistle blows, It also starts well ahead of the the night before a sporting event isnt the night for catting around. precautions also helps increase specialist insignia. After that she looks forward to being a sergeant, and understands she wants to be. where to begin, so he kept things to reinforce all of these tips. class. He believes her leadership skills will guide her through and coaching and teaching her she done and showing the, what the standard is through her she has gained here will follow her throughout her career and into the future. be to having a straight forward was to use a stencil to help not as a guide during cutting. He acknowledged the doing so, the cutting guide wasnt reliable. I had used the little ghost shaped As the heat bore down it is hard to picture her behind a wrecking so she can get the best of both worlds. together, even while their futures look as if hand.
GETTING A BITE Staff Judge Advocate Tech. Sgt. Suzanne Northern, politely loads up her plate during lunch, Wednesday, at Seaside galley. photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry STAYING SHARP U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Gorham inserts a hypodermic needle into the arm of Machinery Technician 3rd Class photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry PUMPKIN HEAD Air Force Maj. Amy Oliver, deputy director of public affairs, displays her jack-olantern at MWRs Marine Hill Liberty center, Sunday. photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry PINNING IT DOWN Electronics Technician 2nd Class Gilbert Ramirez (right), a Sailor attached to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, tosses his ball down the lane at Marblehead Lanes bowling alley, Wednesday night. photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry