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Friday, November 25, 2011 Joint Task Force Guantanamo gives thanks Here to serve Volume 13, Issue 3 In this edition: Holy Joes Cafe Reel Rock Film Tour Budgeting for the holidays

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COMMAND CORNER | THE WIRE | PAGE 2C JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. David Woods Command Master Chief Cmd. Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong Office of Public Affairs Director 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: 3649The WireEditor: Army 1st. Lt. Amelia Thatcher: 3651 Layout Assistant: Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Photojournalists Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Jon Dasbach Army Sgt. Landis AndrewsContact usEditors Desk: 3651 Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milThe 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 Defense Logistics Agency Document Services with a circulation of 1,200.A little boy and his father were crossing a bridge. The father was a bit scared so he asked his little boy, Son, please hold my hand so that you dont fall into the river. The little boy said, No, Dad. You hold my hand. Whats the difference? asked the puzzled father. Theres a big difference, replied his son. If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go. In any relationship, the essence of trust should always be like a child trusting his father. Likewise, this kind of trust is also a must-have quality when building and maintaining successful leader-subordinate relationships. Leaders must be able to rely on and trust their subordinates to follow through and unspoken obligations. They need to trust that their subordinates understand their role and responsibilities, and that they will take care to maintain the welfare of the Troopers in their care and be united with their peers in support of their leader. Troopers must be able to trust their leadership to have their best interests and the success of the mission at heart. They need to trust the instruction they are given and believe they will get the support and guidance they need to carry out their assigned tasks and responsibilities. It is every leaders obligation, at every level, to foster an environment of trust. Donald T. Phillips, in his book Lincoln on Leadership shares this passage from a speech Abraham Lincoln gave when accepting his nomination for A house divided against itself cannot standOur cause must be entrusted to, and conducted by its own undoubted friends whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work who do care for the result. mission is the Safe, Legal, Humane, and Transparent Care and Custody of Detainees. But as leaders, especially as enlisted leaders, our cause is taking care of the Troopers who are carrying out the mission and giving our full support to are ultimately held responsible for the success or failure of the mission. Undoubted friends whose hearts are in the workwho do care for the be as leaders. We are to be the ones who are trusted. We need to be trusted by those over us, those under us, and importantly but often neglected, we need to be able to trust and be trusted by our peers and coworkers. Without trust, we will be divided. Without trust leaders become selfseeking individuals who care not for the result, but only for their own gain or preservation. People who snipe the efforts of others, malign the work of their peers behind their backs, who misrepresent the motives of their directives these people are untrustworthy. Untrustworthy people, particularly Leaders must be able to trust their subordinates to follow through on their directed and unspoken obligations. C. M C R TC J T F G Cover: Thursdays Thanksgiving festivities at Seaside Galley brought a taste of home to Troopers courtesy of U.S. Southern Command commander Gen. Douglas M. Fraser himself. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park see COMMAND next page | NE W S FROM T HE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Aassociation will host a nighttime glow-inper person. All participants must arrive by participants are required to have proper rewill receive a free gift. Donations will be accepted for pink glow-in-the-dark items. To promote active lifestyles and healthy living, the Navy Child Youth Program is there will be pick-up hockey at the hockey rink. The turnout for the hockey will gauge the communitys interest in a youth hockey league. The deadlines for making reservations 10K for breast cancer awarenessTreasures & Trivia, the thrift store next to the Downtown Lyceum, is having a quarter p.m. Saturday. Sale excludes formal wear and Christmas items. The Bayview Inn will be serving prime date community and command events. The regular Saturday serving will resume Dec. The Bayview Inn will be kicking off the holiday season with dinner and a movie Nov. will be A Christmas Story instead of the originally planned Deck the Halls. for the most original, most holiday feel, and Treasures & Trivia 25 cent sale will host an interview training session on learn techniques to prepare for job inter The womens All-Army football team is still looking for players to take part in the email William.Monserrate@jtfgtmo.southThis years parade will take place on off Sherman Avenue. All entrants must be marchers, bicycles, golf carts, vehicles, of the utmost importance and should be considered when designing themes. Register at Morale Welfare and Downtown Lyceum. NEX tree judging Fit Factor track meet Guantanamo holiday parade and concert Bayview holiday dinner and a movie Bayview Friday night prime rib dinners Interview training Calling All-Army females INDEXThe Wire November 25, 2011 Turkey Shoot-Out 5 Holy Joes Cafe 7 Mail call 9 Reel Rock Film Tour 8 Transition Assistance Center 9 Thanksgiving 10 Holiday budgeting 13 Movie review: Tower Heist 18 leaders, breed mistrust in others. It results in low morale and, ultimately, undisciplined behavior in those entrusted to our care because they see the lack of unity in leadership. I challenge every leader here to step up and put their heart into the work and care for the result, the result of well-disciplined, well-cared-for Troopers who enjoy good whatever grievances you have against your coworkers and care for the team. Rebuild trust. Own your shortcomings; make a resolution to change divisive speech and behavior whether it is public or private. Stop looking out only for what you want, and care for the cause of caring for our Troopers. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Let us challenge ourselves to trust like a child who never fails to put his fathers hands. COMMAND cont.

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TROOPER T O TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4Trooper to TrooperYou honorably serve our great nation in the Army, Navy, Air grateful. You wear our uniforms with pride because you are in the public eye. While you are concerned about the appearance of the uniform you wear, do not forget you are the most valued asset. You As a mentor to young Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors and as an to partake in a daily regimen for improved physical conditioning. Serving in the military is oftentimes strenuous. Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. This enables us to engage in and accomplish the arduous tasks which our profession requires. Also, the ability to cope with mental stress is enhanced by regular physical exercise. muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and a lean body mass we must remove ourselves from a sedentary lifestyle. Become more weight-related diabetes and hypertension are endemic? You may ask what you can do to get started in an exercise program. If you have any medical concerns, always check with a physician before getting started. You already possess a level of exercise you enjoy. This will enable you to maintain your exercise training, basketball and trail hiking, to name a few. Second, incorporate your physical activities into your daily schedule. If weather becomes a factor, substitute another activity Wednesdays, lift weights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and swim on results of regular physical activity. to start slowly. Do not exceed your capabilities. I realize you are determined to succeed. However, increase your endurance, long distance, lifelong race. A fast start does not mean you will be you maintain your discipline. F S P Hrfr En Ct E Sb see TROOPER next page SHOPSECThe weeks after Thanksgiving are a time when everyone is rushing to get their holiday shopping done. Be careful when entering credit card information online, and always make sure a website is legitimate. Avoid phishing scams by deleting emails which may look like they are from real websites, but ask you for financial or personal information. Only use shopping sites which offer buyer protection. Take extra care when shopping Cyber Monday, the online answer to in-store Black Friday sales. Identity theft and credit fraud always spike this time of year. Be safe and enjoy the holiday season. USE OPSEC! PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Air Force First Sgt. Peter Hunter and Air Force Staff Sgt. Crystal Toyne prepare for the days tasks at the Base Emergency Engineering Force (BEEF). photo courtesy Tech. Sgt. Kevin Logue, 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron | SPOR T S THE WIRE | PAGE 5 They met just shortly after noon; they only had one load of rounds to prove their worth. end only one could claim top marksman in the Paintball Turkey Shoot-Out. Morale Welfare and Recreation held a paintball range. The shoot-out was point based and tested paintball gunners accuracy. To make to use the same Spyder paintball gun and Valker Redemption paintballs instead of their own. We wanted to make it fair; some people have really high-end guns that shoot much straighter because they use more pressure, said Tim Baugh, the MWR Outdoor Recreation Director. So, it just makes it fair if everyone uses the same gun, the same paint, and the same masks. The targets, an assortment of outdated recreation equipment, were valued at either one or two it. This allowed for different approaches of success and strategies when shooting at the targets. Since I couldnt use my own equipment, I went to the biggest target and just unloaded on it. a master-at-arms, won second place and an MWR gift bag. Beyond the competitive side, the Turkey Shoot-Out offered Troopers an opportunity to come out and have a good time with the community and be role models to the younger generation. We encourage the younger kids to come out every weekend. Its my hobby and Ive been playing since I was young. events like the turkey shoot-out will draw in new people to the sport. What I hope is that exposes people to paintball so more will come out and play, said States and thats great. With paintball events held each month, competitors can be sure to hit their targets again.Above: Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Robert Eller wins second place at the MWR Turkey Shoot-Out does not guarantee you will live to the age It should not be attained merely to pass a obtain proper rest as you embark on your so will add to your level of success. TROOPER cont. By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Turkey Shoot-Out: Good fun, no fowl

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TROOPER FO C US | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 If you asked Army Sgt. Heather Blackwell what she does, she would answer that she simply does her job. But as a recently promoted encompasses a lot. their medevac, said Blackwell. A medical evacuation is not always an emergency situation, but arranged when a patient needs services off the island. Blackwell service the hospital on base cannot. She is also responsible for setting up appointments for Troopers. Its a lot of phone calls, e-mails, and paperwork, said Blackwell. When Blackwell arrived, she learned different medevac procedures and quickly adapted to her new role in the clinic. She persevered and has improved the system in expanding the contacts database. Now theres a hard copy of everything I do and its universal, said Blackwell. digital copy. I received my volunteer award while I was here, said Blackwell. I went to school and made the commandants list. I went to the Warrior Leadership Course, and I got promoted. Blackwells has impressed her noncommissioned Sgt. Darol Burdge. Shes outstanding, honestly, said Burdge, the clinics NCOIC. Shes one of those people that any time you need something done right and you dont want to worry about it, you ask her. Blackwell had been promotable for over a year. She focused on advancing from the Bay, and accomplished her goal in October. As a woman in the military, Blackwell offers her advice to fellow female Troopers. Make sure you work for what you get, and dont let someone just hand it to you, said Blackwell. I promise, its a better feeling knowing you worked for it. What is the best part of a tropical Thanksgiving?The water. I plan to spend Thanksgiving taking photos of the reefs. Spc. Bobby Allen The food. Lt. Col. Shields is hosting a J1 potluck. Logistics Spc. 2nd Class Casey Schedule The food and the tighter camaraderie we will all have that day. Army Sgt. Xenia Luna Diving! I just got qualified Sunday. I will be spending the holiday at Phillips Dive Park. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jorge Carpio Time in service: Hobbies: The boss says: She does her job and she does it well. Advice to junior Troopers: Dont give up, espe cially on promotion. Thats really big.By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa THE WIRE | PAGE 7 After weeks of anticipation, a package old news and the cookies are a little crushed, but its all in Moms handwriting. Weve had quite a few holiday boxes already, said Army 2nd Lt. Mercie Turner, charge. his additional duties, has already noticed an uptick in the homey goodies coming in with the usual pile of letters. His section is responsible for distributing mail to Soldiers Despite emails wide availability, either at is just no electronic substitute for holding a loved ones words in ones hands. You can tell someone took the time to get a card, write a letter, get a stamp, and take cant keep email unless you print it out. Powell, an information systems technician T-shirts and mugs to send home. He plans on sending his familys presents in the next few days to get them home in time for Christmas. However, other families holidays wont have to wait. People are buying stuff on Amazon and sending it directly, Turner said. it might be a good idea to take advantage of holiday discounts and free shipping from an matter which direction the mail is moving, keep writing letters and have your family do the same. Mail is the number one morale enhancer in a deployed environment, said Army Master you can get anything from home. postal operations, encourages everyone sending gifts back home to do so as soon as possible. Weve started tracking how much mail we two extra weeks into the equation. the truck, he said. Registered is the safest, and you can track it, but its slower. Priority is the best way to send everything to your loved ones for the holiday. Priority mail boxes and envelopes are available in the Camp America and naval station cash only, and customs forms are required to other international locations. whether it be a week early or a month late, youll feel just like a little kid on Christmas.Mail maximizes moraleSend the holiday joy home nowBy Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher Thank heavens!Free coffee available for Troopers Chaplain Section has a new ministry brewing through the support of Holy gational Church in Wallingford, Conn., members in all theaters of operation. Thom said he was reintroduced to the organization by a chance phone call mentioned his past experience and his at the Iguana Cafe on Chapel Hill, on month. Anyone can stop in during the coffee and some light conversation to take the edge off the day. main buildings break areas. Chaps is a good man, said a mem ber of the guard force. The Chaps and these guys here, they take really good care of us. Navy Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Marc Mcforce coffee makers and several boxes of coffee on Monday afternoon. I havent been on any ships with free coffee, another guard exclaimed. Cafe, visit www.holyjoescafe.org or joes.html.By Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant | NE W S

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A ROCKIN' GOOD WEEKEND A T DO W NTO W N LYCEUM Class Nicholas Fleis chhauer scales the rock wall on Saturdays Reel Rock Film Tour excur sion. photo by Army Sgt. Saul RosaFEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa | FEA T URE THE WIRE | PAGE 9

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FEA T URE | | FEA T URE THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 of U.S. Southern Command, played host to service members and their families Thanksgiving celebration Thursday. dinner as a way to show their appreciation the honor of eating their Thanksgiving meal I think the general coming down here to show his support means a lot, said Thomas. He and his family could have spent their Thanksgiving anywhere, but their decision to come here has gone a long way for Trooper morale. of sustaining Troopers well-being, and recognizes that some service members may separated from their families. He said his familys decision to have Thanksgiving at bonds Troopers have with each other, and to strengthen the bonds service members have with their families. Thanksgiving is an important day to men and women here unfortunately do not have that luxury this holiday season. We wanted to be with these service members to honor their contributions and their familys contributions to the military service. I think the generals visit symbolizes the from its seniors, but the support Troopers have from their families as well, Thomas said. We are separated from them physically, but they are with us in our hearts. Bay communitys seasonal celebration this weekend, which includes Thursdays Turkey tonight. By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor Right: U.S. Southern Command leaders serve Thanksgiving dinner to Joint Task Force Guantanamo troops. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, his wife Rena and daughter Hannah Green; and U.S. Southern Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Espinal and his wife Margarita formed the serving line Thursday at Seaside Galley. photos by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson and Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park A family tradition

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Breaking the bankKeep that holiday budget under controlMONEY M ATT ERS in the fridge, and half the town has already started lining up outside between Thanksgiving and Christmas. sales increase just that morning. not all about the stuff. There is always a danger when the holidays come, said Navy Lt. Tung Tran, a chaplain at the naval station main chapel. People want to give material gifts. But we are gifts to one another. While Troopers deployed here wont have a houseful of family members to feed and entertain, they must factor in things like food home. According to Military One Source, the average American spends on a credit card. Always try to avoid starting the new year with credit card debt. Instead of running up large bills all at once, make a list of people youd like to buy for and set a limit. And if you dont make it to the the month of December. This is the Thanksgiving season, Tran said. All of us have something to be thankful for and have someone to thank. send home not because its cute and cuddly, but because youre the one who took time to send it. By Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher | FEA T URE THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Make a list of everyone you want to buy a gift for, and set a dollar limit on how much to spend. Host a potluck meal instead of supplying all the food yourself. Dont forget to factor traveling expenses into your holiday budget. Cut back on airfare by driving or visiting family members soon after the holidays, as opposed to buying expensive lastminute tickets. Reuse last years decorations. Consider a family secret Santa instead of having each person buy everyone gifts. Consider homemade presents or give the gift of time. For example, promise to help an elderly relative with chores twice a month throughout the coming year.For more tips, go to www. militaryonesource.com If your military service is coming to a close because of retirement, retention boards, or the end of your orders, you may want to start looking toward your future the only thing the Transition Assistance Center does. Im here to help with a variety of things, said April Holland, a work and family life In addition to helping people search for craft private industry resumes, Holland also helps Troopers build their college resumes and graduate school applications. The help doesnt end once applications and resumes start rolling out to various employers. If a potential employer needs documents and a troop needs things scanned, we can do that, Holland said. And if a person needs to contact a potential employer by phone in the States, we can help with that too. Troops looking to transition out of the before their end of service; earlier if possible so they can get familiar with all the resources available. However, its never too late to start gathering information. Weve had people come in and load up on info the day before they get on the plane to leave, Holland said. To get a head start on information gathering and all that Transition Services has to offer, Troopers and their dependents can go to the main Department of Defense site for transition services at www.turbotap. org. Here, troops and their families can take advantage of free webinars on resume writing, preparing for job interviews, obtaining federal jobs, and even how to use Speak with a career counselor or pick One Stop offers transition services assistance The buck doesnt stop hereBy Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 12

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| AT YOUR SERVI C E THE WIRE | PAGE 15 CO AST T O CO AST who were sharecroppers. He credits humble beginnings as the foundation that carried him to where he is today. Being raised by grandparents who instilled the morals, the values, the integrity of doing the right thing and treating people the way you want to be treated has been important, he said. I credit a lot of my makeup, morals and ethical values and attitudes to them. cousin who had joined the Army a few years earlier and was doing well. ment from where he grew up. was retrained into air transportation and received one of his most difI knew that there was a war going on and it was a dangerous place, ceased soldiers out of the jungle at night. nity and respect we could give. lowed to try and succeed or fail based on the support of others around alike throughout the years. is everyone working together as a team. He said at times he felt a distinct to be successful, the enlisted community and all of those around you enough to make ourselves successful, and I never forgot where I came from.Longest serving Airman calls it a career copters, cutters and small boat crews responded to three boats taking on water in the vicinity Marine Information Broadcast, diverted Coast Dolphin rescue helicopter crew. Nantucket crewmembers arrived on scene and discovered one person sitting on the hull of the over turned vessel and the other person in the life raft. The two people were rescued by Nantucket crewmembers. No medical concerns were noted. Broadcast, diverted cutter Nantucket and wing aircraft crew. A good Samaritan aboard also responded. The vessel partially sunk, causing the three people aboard to abandon ship and board a life raft. The life raft capsized and the three people entered the water. Two of the three people were rescued by Nantucket crewmembers. One person was rescued by Southern minor injuries. monitored the situation until commercial salvage assistance arrived. Nantucket and Ocracoke deliver the Coast law enforcement authority and lifesaving expertise wherever needed along the Coast, said By Tech Sgt. Richard Williams O N THE WING AT YOUR SERVI C E | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN THE FIGHT Army met with U.S. Army religious support expand an evolving partnership. Chaplains have been a part of the U.S. Army help Soldiers to keep their faith and morale, similarly to their Afghan partners. There have been many miscommunications about what American Soldiers do, said Afghan Lt. Col. Sayed Balkishah, the religious and culWe have three main missions, Curry said of the chaplains. We nurture the living, care for the wounded, and honor the dead. To demonstrate how the chaplains nurture the living, Curry and his team showed the Afghan RCAs a coffee shop that was built and is operated by the religious support teams. The shop is run primarily off of donations, many of which come from schools and churches in the United States. It provides a place for Soldiers to take a break from their work, watch movies, read books, play games, or use computers or phones to talk to their families in the United States. This is very good for the Soldiers brains, around the computer room in the coffee shop. This makes morale high. The RCAs also run a literacy program and a language program to teach their Soldiers how the last iteration of the training. The Quran tells us that education is important, and so we try to teach our soldiers, said Balkishah. Afghans partner with U.S. chaplainsThe girls are back in town: FET resets gagement Team came to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, where they were able to kick up their boots and talk about their expe riences in Afghanistan since they began their deployment. During their time on Camp Leatherneck ing classes the Marines covered topics such as basic lessons learned on relationship building with the local Afghan populace. It gives us an opportunity to re-group who grew up in Los Angeles. A lot of things learn anything and revise anything that we might need to execute later on in the future. interact with Afghan women and their chilchildren were not heard from because of cultural restrictions. Afghan women past the age of puberty are not permitted to talk to men. twoto three-member female teams of Marines and Sailors serving as hospitalwomen, were stood up nearly two years ago, they have been able to build relationships with Afghan women within their communities. bers during reset training is to talk among one another about lessons learned and come up with new ideas on how to approach women, different ways to get word out in the villages about upcoming meetings, or even different ways to possibly get local Afghans to under stand the importance of sending their children to school. It is nice to hear about the progress being made in other districts such as Marjah and what they are doing, so when it comes time when teams such as the ones in Sangin are ready to do something new, they already have an idea about what should and should not work, emphasized Lugo, who is a military policewoman by trade. Armed with lessons learned during reset current team members said they are looking forward to accomplishing their missions and goals within the communities of Helmand province in the upcoming months. overmanned ratings. The board was charged submitted by the member to identify the best of retention quotas available in a fair and transparent manner. Sailors considered by the board are classi SSelected for retention NNot selected for retention CSelected for rating conversion. tunities prior to release. Commanders will ner as Phase I. Sailors not selected for retention will have access to the Navys transition assistance for members who are involuntary separated. This assistance will be proactive, comprehensive, tailored and supported by every level of the chain of command. If youve served in the Navy, youve been a good military team member, and we want to give you and your families the best Martha Herb, director of Personal Readiness and Community Support. If you are not selected to stay in the Navy, you can succeed on the outside with your proven military values, education, training, and experience, she said. The transition tools were providing for separating Sailors will help you hit the ground running and get off to a good start. eligible for targeted ourreach assistance from various transition service providers. Additionally, the following Web-based resources By Cpl. Katherine Keleher II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) From the Chief of Naval Personnel Naval Personnel Command ON THE DECKBy Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie L. Carl Army.mil ON THE GROUNDPhase I ERB results available to sailors

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| MIND, BODY & SPIRI T THE WIRE | PAGE 17 Mind Body & Spirit by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor unique mission. Troopers must adapt to the ever-evolving undertakings and activities surrounding our day-to-day lives. into our busy schedules. Troopers sometimes forgo gym activities long days work. their current schedule dictates. There is always time to exercise, Norton said. We have a lot to troopers and their families, ranging from cycling and kickboxing obtain a training effect from a cardio vascular workout, you only need minutes consistently, said Henigman. To gain a muscular affect you minute workout routine and doing it while you watch TV will do the Norton and Henigman both understand the importance of balancing professional schedules with off duty activities. They implore all service members to utilize Morale Welfare and Recreation facilities and classes whenever possible. a week, he or she needs to examine their lifestyle and determine what is important, Henigman said. Besides, a Troopers well-being and career depends on staying mission ready. Henigman challenges Troopers to think about the future. She said most people move on to their post-military life after one or two tours. She wants people to understand that whether they decide to make a change in their habits for the military or not, the one thing people always have to face is themselves. According to her, that should be enough motivation by itself. It is up to you to make the positive change in your life, Henigman Fitness options for all schedulesThere is always time to work outG.J. Denich Gym Hours of Operation Mon.Fri. 24 hours Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. p.m. Contact: 77262 Marine Hill Gym Hours of Operation Mon.Fri. 5 a.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. p.m. Contact: 2285 Is it your week to run PT?Command-organized physical training may be conducted at Denich Gym. Reservations must be made in advance at the front desk. Treat people as they should be treated. Treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same. Respect is what allows us to appreciate the best in other people. Respect is trusting ing others and their work, results from knowing you have put forth your own best effort. Joint Task Force Guantanamo is one team and each of us has something to contribute. Value of the Week: Respect AROUND T HE WORLD | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 military jobs, less dwell time, more outdated equipment and plenty of frustration for military planners for years to come, now that have failed. the so-called supercommittee have been But on Monday, committee members said they could not reach a deal, disbanding the effort without offering any plan. Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said that despite our inability to we end this process united in our belief that and that we cannot leave it for the next generation to solve. We remain hopeful that Congress can build on this committees work way that works for the American people and our economy. Heres what troops need to know about this W hat happened this week?The supercommittee had until this week to hikes or other new revenue would be included in the proposal ultimately derailed the work. Under terms approved by lawmakers in August, since the supercommittee could spending curbs will automatically go into effect. Half of that sequestration amount will come from defense programs, and the other half will be spread over nonsecurity programs Should the military be worried? the next decade. Pentagon leaders for months have been saying they can handle that funding reduction with minimal risk, and that the military must be part of the solution to the countrys budget crisis. months, top military leaders have warned money over the next decade could cripple the armed forces. Its a ship without sailors, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at a Pentagon press conference earlier this month. Its a brigade without bullets. Its an air wing without enough trained pilots. Its a paper tiger, an Army of barracks, buildings and bombs without enough trained soldiers able to accomplish the mission. In testimony before Congress this month, Schwartz said that Sweeping cuts would slash our investment accounts, raid our operations damage to the effectiveness and well-being of our airmen and their families. Ultimately, such a scenario gravely undermines our ability to protect the nation. Lawmakers are considering a total defense defense spending.How will those cuts affect me? However, service chiefs have given lawmakers hints of what to expect during recent hearings before Congress. would face drastic cutbacks. Army Chief of response to U.S. natural disasters would likely be curtailed, and fewer personnel could mean longer deployments for the troops left serving. Operations like the U.S. involvement in and humanitarian missions across the globe would be impossible without that money, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. discussed changes to military retirement and new Tricare fees for veterans, both moves that could save hundreds of millions. No one so far has discussed cutting military pay, but troops have seen cost-of-living increases of less than 2 percent in their base pay each of the last two years. Civilian defense workers remain under a pay freeze as part of cost-cutting moves announced late last year.C an lawmakers just reverse those automatic cuts?Some are trying, but President Obama said he will veto any attempt to do so, defying Republican lawmakers who arguue the automatic cuts in defense spending would billion in defense cuts in the next few days. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has vowed to block those efforts, telling reporters last week that piling all of the cuts onto nondefense spending would be unfair and unrealistic. None of the automatic cuts would go into have all of next year to negotiate alternative cuts or tax increases to replace those budget reductions. worry about?No, Congress still hasnt approved the extension of a continuing resolution keeping How will failure of super committee affect the military? China is criticizing the West for imposing new sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear program. Weimin told reporters in Beijing Wednesday the fresh sanctions will make the situation more complicated and could hurt the chances for peace and stability. Chinas condemnation of Western sanctions follows similar statements from Russias foreign ministry. Moscow Tuesday called the sanctions unacceptable and contradictory to international law. The U.S., Canada and Britain each announced new steps Monday to increase economic pressure against Iran in response to international concerns Tehran is developing nuclear weapons. Ramin Mehmanparast on Tuesday called the new sanctions propaganda and psychological warfare. He predicted they would prove ineffective, saying Irans trade and economic ties with the U.S. and Britain are small anyway. released a report earlier this month citing intelligence about Iranian efforts to develop the technology needed to build nuclear weapons. Iran has said the report is based on fabrications and insists its nuclear program is peaceful.By Leo Shane III Stars and Stripes China decries latest sanction against IranVoice of America News Service

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As a moviegoer, you have to suspend your state of disbelief and accept, maybe even go along with, whatever is on the movie screen. Thats a given. Make believe is the name ask that you believe its possible for hockeymasked madmen to be virtually indestructible. Romantic comedies would have you believe the lunatic ravings of a man in love is acceptable as charming courtship. Now comes Tower Heist, a madcap caper movie that would like million dollar heist from a Manhattan highrise in full-view of the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade in progress. After all, why not? The farfetched premise of Tower Heist is right up director Brett Ratners alley. Ratner seems to make only over-the-top high octane bag. In fact, I once read an interview where he said his goal as a movie director was to make cool movies. Mind you, a cool movie and a great movie are usually two different things. Thats not to say a cool movie will be any good either. Tower Heist opens with the ever-reliable routines of his staff at building. The building, known simply as The Tower, is home to Wall Street billionaire career in smart investments and growing new go-to guy and its obvious both men have a mutual appreciation of each other. On some be Shaws kidnapping and alerts authorities. It city before hes raided by the feds. The Wall Street tycoon is implicated in a Ponzi scheme, and is suspected of stealing over $2 billion from investors. To make matters worse, Shaw has also taken The Tower staffs pensions and life savings on the promise of increased returns. Now everyones money is gone and Shaw is under house arrest. loss. Hes the one who convinced his staff to trust Shaw and to invest with him. After a failed suicide attempt by one of his staffers, The Tower ever again. it would be hidden and concocts a plan to a challenge, since Shaw is under house arrest Tower employees their hard-earned money. Robin Hood, anyone? expertise on how to successful complete such an astounding task, and hires a few others to help carry it out. million? There may be a plot twist or two for why would this heist be visible during a Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade? Well, I wouldnt dream of revealing those details here. comedic form that made him a superstar in Valentine into his new role and stealing every scene hes in. The supporting cast is fun and likeable as they set out the do the unlikely. Its also interesting to see Matthew Broderick in the picture as the paranoid Wall Street burnout who joins the team to pull off the caper. Watching this movie unfold is ludicrous, but its fun. Not a ton of fun, but just enough to keep you involved. I wish there were more to Tower Heist, but it is enough for satisfactory entertainment. After all, it is the concept of make believe that keeps us all going back to the movies. 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