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Friday, February 3, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 13 You dont say! GTMO groundhog predicts six more weeks of (Caribbean) winter Focus on Trooper of the Quarter Marathoners rockin in the free world
COMMAND CORNER | THE WIRE | PAGE 2 JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. David Woods Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko 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 Assistant Editor: 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 Army Sgt. Landis Andrews Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Jon Dasbach Mass Communication Spc. 3rd Class Marquis WhiteheadContact usEditors Desk: 3651 Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: email@example.com Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.htmlThe 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. 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 1,300.You are part of a joint team of professionals which includes Troopers Guantanamo. different words, grounded in the oath swore to defend our great nation. African-American Heritage month, I wanted to highlight two AfricanAmericans who were Landsman Wilson Brown, a Union after he came to, Brown returned to his with powder for the remainder of the from destruction, Germans trained These two outstanding U.S. us enduring examples of two Troopers who and shipmates. and commitment to ensure the detainees will guide our actions, whether on in an appropriate manner. I continue Honor Bound!We should remind ourselves and our shipmates, battle buddies and wingmen every day of our service values. These will guide our actions, whether on or off-duty. B. G. J LD C, JTF G herald six more weeks of Caribbean winter. No banana rats were harmed in the making of this prediction. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho ParkC | NE W S FROM T HE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 istration costs $6. The Tournament starts at es for 1st place male and female winners with championship while Georges St. Pierre is learn to cheer from professionals. The Punt p.m. for a one-hour meet-and-greet. Bring There are nine additional classes now to help Guantanamo residences through tax Camp America post INDEXThe Wire February 3, 2012 A history of Guantanamo Bay Super Bowl preview PWD nursery volunteerism Six more weeks of... summer Rockin the run Black Heritage Organization Sprinting for weight loss Movie review: The Sitter tournament Tournament 4 7 8 9 10 13 17 18
TROOPER T O TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4 the Tano. The Tano were a in their courage on the open eastern entrance to the Windward strongholds of Tortuga off the north coast of Hispaniola as a staging point for raids Suffering from Spanish guerilla forces withdrew in disgrace. England and expelled from the as in United States of America), during the Spanish-American United States and Spain reached cruisers, the USS St. Louis and off the Spanish defenders. landed on the Windward side Trooper to Trooper S. C Mr SrJf S E L Dont connect USB devices to government computers!But Im just using a little power. Whats the harm?Anything that plugs into USB can not only draw power, but can also transfer data. USB provides both capabilities.But I turned it off, so Im okay, right?NO! USB supplies power; so, its not necessary for the device to be on for data transfer to occur.But its not a thumb drive, so whats the issue?Even if it were as simple as a USB light or game controller, how do you know it doesnt have memory? All hard drives, mp3 players, phones, etc. definitely DO have storage and, in many cases, also include wireless capability which makes them a much greater vulnerability than a USB thumb drive. The introduction of these devices into US Government systems allows for the creation of an infection vector across classification boundaries.PSEC SPECIAL ALERT: Hot Tips from the Interage PROTECT YOUR INFO! at gtmo, you are a part of history! see HISTORY next page | TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 5 But I dont transfer data back and forth. I would never load my data onto a work computer.Within seconds of plugging in a USB cable, the computer and device start exchanging information. Its during this handshake period that a virus or malware can begin its work and infect any computer you plug into. This data transfer may introduce a cross-domain violation or the introduction of malicious data onto a US Government network.But where would my portable device get a virus?The Internet, Bluetooth vulnerabilities, infected media, other USB charging locations the list is nearly endless. Not only is your device at risk of getting a virus, so are the government systems to which you are connecting.Dont put your information at risk. Keep personal devices off government systems! ncy OPSEC Support Staff (IOSS)Scout Beach) and occupied the forces, Huntington decided Spanish forces in the area were concentrated a few miles fresh water in the area. Without the water, Huntington thought, to withdraw from the area. The Spanish were estimated at American forces held the area. the Spanish-American War, dedicated a monument atop of monument still stands under and the sea surrounding us here British men of war, and United HISTORY cont. The passing of
TROOPER FO C US | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 Time in service: Hobbies: The boss says: Advice to junior Troopers: By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor with her unit. Police Battalion, one of the most We help out the schools at all will. It helps us to focus on our success to those around her. enough support to get things learned from their differences together for mission success. experiences helped them in as a unit. Whos going to win the Super Bowl?Patriots all day! Petty Officer 2nd Class Andre Bogus I dont care. The 49ers didnt make it. Airman 1st Class Brett Lane The Patriots. Its a rematch and they really need this! Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Lumberg BOOTS ON THE GROUNDThe Giants, because I dont like the Patriots. Pfc. Jawan Smith | ST UDEN T OF T HE GAME two touchdowns and still loss to second all time. touchdown passes. New England has the perfect tight end tandem in league ends up the seam. The outcome of this game By Army Sgt. Landis Andrews Giants Patriots ST UDENT OF THE GAME Giants Patriots Offense4th Passing 1st 32nd Rushing 20th 8th Total offense 2nd Defense29th Passing 31st 19th Rushing 17th 28th Total defense 32nd New York Giants Team Leaders New England PatriotsPassing Cmp Att Yds TDs Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs Manning 359 589 4933 29 Brady 401 611 5235 39 Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs Bradshaw 171 659 3.9 9 Green-Ellis 181 667 3.7 11 Jacobs 152 571 3.8 7 Ridley 87 441 5.1 1 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs Cruz 82 1536 18.7 9 Welker 122 1569 12.9 9 Nicks 76 1192 15.7 7 Gronkowski 90 1327 14.7 17 THE WIRE | PAGE 7
roused from his lair to see his shadow in on a groundhog of all things to tell us again... spectators. The precocious rodent also throughout the winter months THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEA T URE By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Joint Task Force Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. Haddock heartily welcome six more weeks of winter Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Planting serenityFEA T URE | By Mass Communication Spc.1st Class Erica Gardner of an oasis where personnel at dening allows him to relax from his around the island and produce new similar tropical plants while gardenExotic species such as large assist in maintaining the grounds. in a garden. This place reminds me of he toured the planting and watering station located in the middle of the THE WIRE | PAGE 8Background: a view through the trees at the Public Works Department plant nursery affords off-duty Troopers some peace and quiet. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Donnelly Below: a hibiscus in bloom at the PWD nursey. Free horticulture is third Saturdays of each month. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park
THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA T UREFEA T URE | Rock on, GTMO runners! THE WIRE | PAGE 10 Counterclockwise from top left: Something Distant performed at OKellys Irish Pub Jan. 27. The band Rock n Roll Half-Marathon. Hospitalman Tyler Christy and Jeff ite band: Cartel! Something Distant played the Rocky theme for runners as they pass midpoint in the run. motivate other runners. photos by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 9 10 11 The route featured acts performed by the community and the two guest and Cartel.
THE WIRE | PAGE 12 FEA T URE | OKellys Irish Pub Jan. 28 after the GTMO Rock n Roll Half-Marathon. Will Pugh played while a group of fans gathered in front of the stage. Bassist Nic Hudson played the show after the run. the Guantanamo community at OKellys after the half-marathon. photos by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Rockin in the free world Going up on the stage was fun, I had a show. and the people cheering were wonderful. I In addition to the morning marathon, craft fair and expo at the same time so that arts and crafts, set up the craft fair to feature Gordon explained it was a great said Gordon. see ROCK N ROLL next pageBy Army Sgt. Saul Rosa THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA T URE there is a group of Troopers, here. education and understanding There are a lot of nonchanged the name of the African American Association name secluded other races She said the BHO just wants a relationship through the students with scholarships. LaBron said. The theme out and show support for this acceptance in the Guantanamo area. The BHO was formed to essential purpose is to do our Sarge added. We need more people to help us grow in the is not limited to people of By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor GTMO Black Heritage Organization raises awareness in community How does it work?Are you curious about how things happen at Guantanamo Bay? Contact The Wire with your questions, and we will try to find out!Use the comment boxes or email firstname.lastname@example.org printers, radios, etc.) computer monitors at the sunlight to reduce cooling needs during warm months. scrap paper. use mass transit when limit, accelerate and decelerate From NAVFAC fresh faces and we want to get ROCK N ROLL cont.
AT YOUR SERVI C E | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN THE FIGHT running with his grandmother running alongside friends on his high school and college crossinterest. ers suited to test the endurance ing, cross training and rowing, to go the distance and push himtween me and one of the watch other. continued. He is just an animal and it is where his mind can escape, he added. starting to run and following miles to go, he spiced up his man said. stop there though, as he is trainput a goal out there in front of By Cpl. Jeff Drew 2nd Marine Division components are an integral part The association inducted Pe of the men and women who so ghanistan. ponents are more than the strate how to set up departments. Also, train the people. Petraeus recalled when he was appointed to head the training efBy Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service MISSION FIRST see RESERVES next page | AT YOUR SERVI C E THE WIRE | PAGE 15 ON THE GROUND announced his future plans, a If promoted to the four-star Southcom, following Gen. Peter Pace, who held the command for who commanded Southcom Southcom comprises a mulcontractors, including represenmission of protecting south ern approaches into the United ing, humanitarian assistance, and ing the peace. The command sponsors ing exercises and participates in Obama nominates Kelly to lead SouthcomBy Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service commander of United States Southern Command. Department of Defense photo SHARED P AR T NERSHIPthe mother of three and has de to pull her gunner out of the including shrapnel throughout pain associated with regaining Petraeus said. humanitarian missions and disaster relief to all-out war, Petraeus said. RESERVES cont. Army recognizes top environmental performers tional Guard won the cultural award for an industrial installation and installation awards in the enA.P. Hill captured the team award. won the natural resources conser plishments of its Oahu Natural mental programs that increaseenBy Cathy Kropp U.S. Army Environmental Command
up. Troops continue to meet multiple operaface when it comes to pet care, which led to cal animal shelters are answering the call of pet care. reach program, contact a national foster miliBy Jason Tudor George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies AROUND T HE WORLD | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 nations. decisions. Sudan, and Western Sahara. Among the nations represented for the the challenges in their countries and regions. Economic Studies, said the seminar shines the spotlight on unprecedented democratic transformation. is going on in these countries. We want the inSeminar topics touch upon different assaid, including the National Guard Bureau. Partnership Program. The program reaches The foundation of the program is ensur countries is important to our partnership accomplished during the seminar. What we want to do at the end of the Taking care of pets while deployedBy Navy Lt. Theresa Donnelly American Forces Press Service Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor Mind Body & Spirit by Mass Communication Spc. 3rd Class Marquis Whitehead | MIND, BODY & SPIRI T THE WIRE | PAGE 17 on mohrresults.com, a series rate up, which in turn targets fat as fuel to depending on their starting point. 6 p.m. are taught to inform all who Sprinting and high intensity workouts have been proven to be some of the fastest ways to lose weight and among the best ways to get in shape.
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Cake bosses Above: Joint Task Force Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. David Woods and chief of staff Capt. Patrick Rabun recently celebrated their same-day birthdays. Below: JTF Guantanamo Inspector General Army Col. Judy Ellis pinned on full-bird rank Feb. 2. photos by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Background: The 189th Military Police Company, 525th Military Police Battalion Vigilant Warriors changed hands Wednesday at Camp Bulkeley. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson