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Friday, November 4, 2011 Even the pumpkins dive A Very GTMO Halloween: InsideZombie paintball Contagion Volume 13, Issue 1
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 Army Maj. Jon Powers: 3649 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant: 3649 The WireExecutive Editor: Army 1Lt. Amelia Thatcher: 3499 Layout Assistant: Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Photojournalists: Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Bjornson Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park Army Sgt. Joshua Andrews Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Spc. Kelly GaryContact usEditors Desk: 3499 From the continental United States Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: email@example.com Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil R A D WJTF G C photo by Mass Communication Specialist Kilho ParkGen. Douglas M. Fraser (left) and Rear Adm. David Woods.
Trooper to Trooper featuring Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Pike THE WIRE | PAGE 3 | TROOPER T O TROOPER Senior Enlisted Leader, JTF-GTMO-JMG OPSEC and Military CommissionsThe military commissions are a time of increased focus on Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, and all our personnel and base residents. The military commissions are very important and have required much preparation and planning. While the commissions are in session, many visitors will be on island taking part in the commission proceedings. We must remember OPSEC in these times and use the need to know principle. Dont talk about work outside the workplace or in unsecured areas. Protect sensitive information. Keep everyone safe and our operations secure. USE OPSEC! PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO!
NEWS FROM T HE BAY | Saturday: BASEketball tournament at TK Saturday: Fishing trip Nov. 20: Paintball turkey shoot-out Visit us online at www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wirearchives.html Nov. 11: Call of Duty tourney Nov. 17: Glow Disk Lateral Hazard Nov. 18: Ping pong and root beer Saturday: Ms. and Mr. GTMO competition Saturday: Weight lifting competition at the Marina Nov. 8: Hiking up JPJ Nov. 8: Paintball tourney and warm-up
| NE W STHE WIRE | PAGE 5 Which would win in a race, a banana rat or an iguana?The iguana. Have you seen the way that thing runs? Airman 1st Class Mario Lopez Casas An iguana. Ive seen them jump, Ive seen them run from cars and theyre really fast. Ive never seen a banana rat run. Aviation Electrician Mate 2nd Class Dustin Hill A banana rat, because iguanas are more opportunity eaters whereas banana rats are more picky, so the banana rat will have more fight. Construction Mechanic 2nd Class John Mauck An iguana, but its just a guesstimation. Army Sgt. 1st Class George Watkis Time in service: 4 years Hobbies: year-round diving, karaoke, volunteerism The boss says: Hes a character and our can-do guy. Advice to junior Troopers: Stay away from alcohol and be smart. You dont have to drink to have fun, and I havent had any bad days! photo by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa trooper focus Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Griffith
SPOR T S| THE WIRE | PAGE 6 photo by Army Sgt. Joshua AndrewsHospital Corpsman Seaman Laney Smith takes cover from the zombie infestation at the paintball range during the zombie paintball tournament. Troopers and zombies face off at paintball ranges
Troopers and zombies face off at paintball ranges | NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 7 The NEX best thing photo by Spc. Kelly Gary Vans Off the Wall BMX athlete Alistar Whitton performs at the skate park for the Navy Exchanges 10th annual customer appreciation weekend.
FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 photos by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossell and Spc. Kelly Gary From bottom left: Rear Adm. David Woods, JTF-GTMO Commander, competes in the 5K run. Blessid Union of Souls at OKellys Pub. John Taglieri on stage at OKellys accepts defeat from Army Maj. Elizabeth Golden. Michael Hardin serves Troopers his famous sliders.
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THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA T UREFEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Elena Granina carves her award-winning pumpkin during the underwater carving contest. The contest attracted seven hardcore divers but could only boast one winner. Pumpkins of the deep
THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA T UREFEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Elena Granina carves her award-winning pumpkin during the underwater carving contest. The contest attracted seven hardcore divers but could only boast one winner. Pumpkins of the deep
FEA T URE | photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu PerryFrom bottom left: A scene from the haunted house. Michael Myers makes an apHannibal Lecter. GTMO residents enjoy being frightened by the Haunted House. Haunted house raises scares, senior trip money see HAUNTED on page 19 THE WIRE | PAGE 12
FEA T URE | photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu PerryFrom bottom left: A scene from the haunted house. Michael Myers makes an apHannibal Lecter. GTMO residents enjoy being frightened by the Haunted House. Haunted house raises scares, senior trip money see HAUNTED on page 19 THE WIRE | PAGE 12 THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA T URE what iseid? special to the wireby zak, strategic cultural consultant
AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 Venomous toads threaten Camp Kinser, Okinawa IN THE FIGHTAirmen deliver aid to Turkish earthquake victims CO AST T O CO ASTUSCG captures drug caches On the Wing photo by Stars and StripesCane toads, while not particularly poisonous to humans, pose an environmental hazard to the island surrounding Marine Corps installation Camp Kinser.
THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | AT YOUR SERVICE Guard mobilizes after severe October snowstormon the ground photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry SaslavArmy National Guard Spc. Seth Tuper, a combat engineer, 379th Engineer Company, 101st Engineer Battalion, Massachusetts Army O N T HE DECK
AT T HE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 16Movie Review PG-13 106 min. FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 5 Downtown Lyceum* Camp Bulkeley*Starting next week, movies at Downtown Lyceum will be at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Call 4880 for more information. 4 6 7 8 10 9 I Dont K now How She Does It Drive Puss in Boots Dont Be Afraid of the Dark Columbiana (last showing) Dont Be Afraid of the Dark I Dont K now How She Does It Drive Columbiana (last showing) F ootloose Our Idiot Brother (last showing) Warrior F ootloose Our Idiot Brother (last showing) Warrior No movie: Caroline Rhea performs Contagion The Debt see MOVIES page19 CONTAGION
THE WIRE | PAGE 17 | NEWS YOU CA N USE Burn pit study inconclusive on health effects, however, their usage still not proven safe Haiti rebuilds slowly prime minister photo from Voice of America month as tent city resident continue to struggle.
Mind Body & SoulA time of thanks, kindness, and appreciation: and many ways to express it 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 French Hawaiian Japanese
THE WIRE | PAGE 19 | THE LAS T WORD MOVIES cont. Getting your unit to Guantanamo: Is it the journey or the destination?The last word HAUNTED cont.
SUNDAY LUNCH Sarah Simington serves Troopers at the NEXs 10th Annual Customer Appreciations Sunday lunch. MAD HATTERS Halloween partygoers show off their costumes and creativity during the concert and contest at OKellys Pub. OFF THE WALL Vans Off the Wall BMX athlete Alistar Whitton chills out after performing at the skate park. PULLING TOGETHER Marines from the Marine Corps Security Force Company pull a Humvee during the NEXs 10th Annual Customer Appreciations Humvee Pull Competition.