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Friday, March 2, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 17 Living the dream Black & White Gala commemorates black women in history Also: Commissions report Journey 2 reviewed Taxes, parte deux Seeking mental health services
| NEWS FROM THE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 MWR will host an April Fools, all night softball, one-pitch, softball tournament. The moments with the kickball league. Teams can March 7 at 7 p.m. A coaches meeting will be INDEXThe Wire March 2, 2012 The diversity of JTF Tax time, the sequel Black & White Gala Cartoon: Only at GTMO Commissions report Seeking mental health services Movie review: Journey 2 Updated chapel schedule 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For a referral, NAVSTA personnel can hospital barracks complex. Wi-Fi access, public computers, the scanCommand Fitness Leader cert course Library renovation percussion performances one step further. softball tournament Advancement Test Cooper Field lot closed NLSO tax assistance Specialty care providers at USNHCOMMA N D COR N ER | 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 Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Army Sgt. Landis AndrewsContact usEditors Desk: 3651 Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. support plan with the assistance of the of our Troopers, from our escorts, external cannot execute our mission success, but maintaining the right balance between our this week more than usual because of our commissions support for the Khan We are in the national and international spotlight every day. Our preparation was the key to our success and the efforts of the entire team executed series of events. Job well done, JTF! B. G. J LD C, JTF G Cover: Keanna Peck, a high schooler at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, walked in the Black Heritage Organizations Black & White Gala fashion show Saturday. The Afro-centric portion of the program featured ethnic styles of dress, including Pecks ornate tunic. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn WesthovenC
Tell your family about OPSEC!Have you talked to your family about OPSEC? Do they know how to protect their information, or what information should be protected? Tell them to check their online privacy settings and make sure they know that some information just shouldnt be posted online. Make sure they dont inadvertently give away information about you or your unit that the adversary could use. Keep your family and friends aware of operations security. Protect yourself, your family and the mission. Use OPSEC!PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! TROOPER TO TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4Trooper to Trooper S C P O Rr GJf S E L diversity matters! experiences working together to sion. We notice personnel from cultures. We are from both the tanamo work force comes from helps us to form a strong team. that each of us brings to the Troopers, we are able to incor the table, while those who are from the experience of their sea als. business tax returns, or personal returns that | COMMA N D IN FORMATIO N THE WIRE | PAGE 5By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Tax assistance is just a phone call awayMONEY MATTERSMoney really does matter, especially to the IRS in April: this is part two of a three-part series on Task Force Guantanamo. Super Troopers Congratulations to the Joint Task Force Troopers who recently received commanders coins! AD3 Ferrell MA2 Gallardo SGT Hiza SPC Michaud SGT Morela SPC Nixon MA3 Sineath PS2 Torio Its a leap year. What did you do with your extra day?I was working with public affairs with the commissions. Sgt. 1st Class John Bunkley Just another day at work. Sometimes you have to work more. Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Vondou Turner I worked, but when I got home I went straight to sleep. Staff Sgt. Jerry Sanchez BOOTS ON THE GROUNDI went snorkeling at the reef on Leap Day. Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Daniel Hernandez
THE WIRE | PAGE 7 | FEATUREFEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 guests brought to the gala. ascension. the pain of expe For one of the Troopers present, brought back tention Group. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear, I rise Into a daybreak thats wondrously clear, I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I rise You rise, we all rise.Making historyOnly at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Interested in joining the GTMO History Club?Call Sgt. 1st Class Michael Shimer at 84048 or 79622. Left: Cmd. Master Chief Betty Watson of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay addressed the Black & White Gala Saturday, describing the struggles and triumphs of African-American women throughout history. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Right: The Black Heritage Organizations annual Black & White Gala included a two-part fashion show, consisting of both traditional Afro-centric and modern clothing. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven
AT YOUR SERVI C E | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 to all charges against him as part of a plea in exchange for cooperating with the U.S. fuel storage tanks at U.S. gas stations. has no power to change his status as an for release. working in northern Virginia. attacks. in an unsuccessful assassination attempt on where the attack was to take place. following the arraignment that Khan wishes HONOR BOUND By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | MI N D, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Mind Body & Spirit by Hospitalman 3rd Class Dominique Cannon JSMART hesitation in seeking mental health. Popular mental health treatment is the issue of the truth. professional help. Again, this is not the case. is stress management, substance abuse, The main problem lies in the fact that mental The Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team is the mental health asset available to Joint Task Force Guantanamo personnel. We are here to address any stressors you may be dealing with. Should you just need a quiet place to relax and decompress from work, our two massage chairs are available for use during our Monday through Friday working hours. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed on the weekends and federally recognized holidays. During regular hours, you can call the front desk at 2321. The JSMART duty phone is manned 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at extension 3566.
| BULLETI N BOARD THE WIRE | PAGE 11 ServicesNAVSTA Daily Catholic Mass Tues.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Sunday 9 a.m. General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Islamic Service Friday 1 p.m. Room C Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Protestant Communion Sunday 10 a.m. Room B Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m. Intense Spiritual Fitness Power Lunch! Study the Book of Romans with Chaplain Chouest Thursday 11-11:30 a.m. JTF Trooper Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley 3 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or see https://intranet/movies.html for more information. 2 4 5 6 8 7 NO MOVIE Stage prep for musical performance by Rhythm Extreme NO MOVIE Enjoy musical performance by Rhythm Extreme We Bought a Zoo Contraband (NEW) Journey 2 Haywire (NEW) Contraband (NEW) Act of Valor (NEW) Act of Valor (NEW) Adventures of Tintin (last showing) Safe House Mission: Impossible (last showing) Journey 2 Haywire (NEW) Safe House Darkest Hour Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley in the scenes of characters witless with subpar special effects the main course. THE WIRE | PAGE 10 went there without looking back. By Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Movie ReviewR 117 min.MOVIE REVIEW | see REVIEW next page PG 94 min.Watch out! says that bird. At least Michael Caines storied career can endure how lame this movie is.
The Bart Walker Band played a special show at Marine Hill Saturday for U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay families and personnel and Joint Task Force Troopers. The country-blues group regularly shares the stage with country stars, playing their weekly set at B.B. Kings Club in Nashville. photo by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa