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Friday, March 23, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 20 Beyond the gate Tour offers rare glimpse of Cuba proper Meanwhile, on the American side... Celebrating Womens History Month with the BEEF USS San Diego makes its first port call
There are good ways and not-so-good ways to help your fellow Trooper. The different choices have little to no effect or you can make a positive impact. For instance, you and a friend see a Trooper carrying several bulky, seemingly heavy boxes and approaching a set of doors that he or she will obviously not be able to open without putting the boxes down. How do you help? Do you ignore the situation you see developing and turn away? Do you see the problem developing but not participate? You: Wow! That Trooper looks like hes having a rough time of it. I hope he can manage all those boxes. Friend: Yeah, they look heavy and clumsy, but hell probably manage. You: Youre right, itll work out. Do you discuss with your friend the poor choice the Trooper made in not using a hand-truck? You: What an idiot! That would be so much easier if she had used a hand-truck or cart, jeez! Friend: She did the same thing yesterday! Hope she gets it! Do you take some of the boxes from the Trooper to lighten the load? No, or youll both be standing there with no way to get in the door without still having one or both of you needing to put down the boxes. You open the door so the loaded-down Trooper can get to the area he or she needs to go in order to get rid of their burden. Or, if the weight of the boxes seems to be too much for the Trooper whos been lugging them around, you offer to take the boxes and have him or her open the doors. Elementary as the illustration above may seem, people often do that very thing when they see their fellow Troopers struggling in other ways. Maybe you notice someone has been acting out of character. Maybe someone who is typically upbeat is walking around sullen, or maybe someone who is typically patient is short-tempered. Maybe someone who normally doesnt drink or drinks occasionally is drinking heavily or more frequently, even binge drinking. Although it is clear that there is a burden or struggle, rather than approach the Trooper and ask whats going on, people will do nothing more than discuss it with others. It becomes the same as the no one says anything to or does anything for the struggling Trooper, hoping Or worse, it becomes the third situation where you and others notice the struggle, but rather than engage you ridicule or belittle and talk about them but not to them. This can only build up critical attitudes toward the struggling Trooper rather than getting him or her the necessary help. So I encourage you: if you see your fellow Troopers struggling with something, open a door for them to put their burdens down. Maybe they simply need an opportunity to vent some frustration. If the burden seems more than you can handle or you think it would be better handled by someone with experience in counseling, offer to accompany them to the help they need. Whatever you do, DO something! The resources are here. 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 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.Maybe you notice someone has been acting out of character. DO something! C. M C R TC M C, JTF G Cover: The North East Gate tour, led monthly by members of the Marine Corps Security Forces Company, offers a unique view of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to Troopers and Naval Station personnel. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho ParkC J T F G S H L Tr Take a trip to the Liberty Centers at Deer Point, Camp America and Marine Hill to be a part of the ping pong tournament on March 26 at 6 p.m. Great MWR prizes will be given out. For more information, call 2010. See Guantanamo Bay like youve never seen it before: on a sunset cruise. Join Liberty MWR March 30 at 5:30 p.m. as they take you on a cruise through all points of the bay while watching the sunset over tropical waters. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Make sure you bring a camera and get to the Marina early. You must reserve a spot by March 29. To register, or for more infor mation, call 2010. See Guantanamo Bay from new heights by joining the MWR Outdoor Recreation staff on a Saturday morning hike through the bases beautiful trails. Sign up for the hike by March 30 at 5 p.m. For more information, or to register, call 2345. Hundreds of military installations and college campuses around the world have hosted Sex Signals, one of the most popular programs currently available on sexual assault awareness. Seating is limited at the three showings: April 1, 2:30 p.m. Bulkeley Hall Auditorium April 2, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Windjammer Ballroom INDEXThe Wire March 23, 2012 Farewell, Capt. Rabun! Instead of taxes... credit! USS San Diego arrives Womens History Month North East Gate tour Back in regular season... Movie review: The Grey Quick Ref, now with McDs! 5 7 8 9 12 16 18 19Looking for some recreation after your night shift? Check out the dart tournament at the T.K. Liberty Center on March 27 starting at noon. Whether you want to win cool prizes or get together with friends, this tournament is the place for you. For more information, call 2010. Golf cart rentals will be half price every Thursday in the month of March. $5 covers one person and $7.50 pays for two riders. Boat rentals will be 50 percent off every Monday this month. Prices vary based on the boat. For more information, call 2345. All base residents are invited to take part in the Birthday Triathlon on Apr. 7 at 6 a.m. hosted by Guantanamo Bays Chief Petty Of10 mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile run. Sign up in a three-person team or individual. Registration fee for teams is $30 and $20 for an individual. Signup will be at the NEX Atrium every Saturday in March from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Troopers needing legal assistance should For more information, call 4692. MWR needs to know what you want from the movie program at Guantanamo Bay. Help out by logging onto: www.surveymonkey.com/GTMOMovieSurvey Answer a few questions that will help de termine the future of movies on base. And, by the way, MWR is pushing to get 3D movies at the Windjammer Ballroom. | NE W S FROM T HE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Take advantage of the free sailboat rentals all day at the Marina on March 28. Call 2345 to reserve your rental. You must have the proper documentation to take out a sailboat. You can also call the Marina to set up an appointment to get your captains license. Time is running out to register your team will play 9-on-9 and the womens league will be 7-on-7. Registration ends March 28 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 2113. Show your support for Red Cross Month by taking part in a Red Cross hike up the Ridgeline tomorrow. Meet at Christmas Tree Hill at 7:30 a.m. This is a free community event. There will be face painting and other activities. For more information, call Sharon Coganow at 2511 or 2512. Specialty care providers will be available for appointments at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo in the upcoming months: GI March ENT March/April Audiology April Dermatology April Podiatry April Urology April For a referral, NAVSTA personnel can schedule an appointment with Primary Care Clinic at 72110. JTF personnel can call 3394. Discount recreation in March Ping pong tournament Want 3D movies? Take a hike Specialty care providers at USNH CPO Birthday Triathlon Dart tournament Free sailboat rentals Red Cross Hike Sunset cruise Flag football league Sex Signals
Keep work at the workplaceDo you have a notebook in your pocket that has information about work? Things like watch rotations, important phone numbers or people to notify in the event of an emergency? How about a copy of our standard operating procedures? This information is important to know and studying it can help you to remember. This information is sensitive so its better to read at work and commit it to memory rather than write it down or take a copy with you. The less information you take from the workplace, the less likely it could end up in a trash can, dumpster or be disclosed to people without the need to know. Use OPSEC and keep sensitive work documents at the workplace. PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! TROOPER T O TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4Trooper to Trooper S. Mf. C LJDG Or S Mf fitness for service, fitness for life!Each service branch represented here at Joint Task Force Guantanamo has a physical speak of the assessments with dread and anxiety. In my younger years, I played basketball, regimen revolved around making a team or maintaining scholarship eligibility. Rarely did I set off for a run or to the weight room unless directed to do so by a coach or athletic trainer. Each season, I loathed returning to the basketball court after the summer break. Prior to the break, coaches dutifully laid out a training schedule in an attempt to keep us on track and in hopes of minimizing injuries during preseason training. However, the coaches, rightfully so, anticipated most of us would not follow the training protocol. the coaches placed trash cans in each corner of the gym expecting dramatic physical responses to the intense conditioning sessions. After college, I joined the Army and was introduced to the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). On active duty, we trained for the APFT during organized PT sessions at 5 members grumbled about the mandatory sessions. I was stationed in northern Germany where organized sports were minimal due to the installations small size and mission requirements. Community teams were hastily organized for tournaments hosted by other installations located in central and southern Germany. Therefore, actual training and practices were basically nonexistent. I experienced a void with the absence shorter distances and then longer distances. I started going to the gym and lifting weights. I became aware of what I was eating and what I was drinking. At that time, I experienced a personal wasnt doing these things for the Army or in preparation for the APFT. I wasnt trying to make a team or running because a coach blew a whistle. I was doing these things for myself. more energy. I recognized my heart disease risk factors were drastically reduced, which was extremely important since heart disease runs in my family. Ultimately, I adopted an active lifestyle, which I continue to enjoy today. My paradigm shift didnt erase all of my APFT From left to right: Army Sgt. Ronald Stern, Sgt. Maj. Callie Leaver, Sgt. 1st Class Undrey Bostic, Army Staff Sgt. James Kleinheinz, Sgt. 1st Class David Maynor, and Army Sgt. Larissa Pillay participated in one of Guantanamo the 170th Military Police Battalion, Georgia Army National Guard, according to Leaver, Spartan NCOs lead the see TROOPER next page | COMMAND INFORMA T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 5 WASHINGTON On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed today to be A National Day of Honor. Here is the text of the presidents proclamation: Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the sands of the Iraq-Kuwait border and began one of the most challenging missions our military has ever known. They left the comforts of home and family, volunteering in service to a cause greater than themselves. They braved insurgency and sectarian strife, knowing too well the danger of combat and the cost of the fog of war, they never lost their resolve. Demonstrating unshakable fortitude and unwavering commitment to duty, our men and women in uniform served tour after people seize the chance for a better future. And on Dec. 18, 2011, their mission came to an end. Today, we honor their success, their ser tions longest wars, veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn wrote one of the most extraordinary chap ters in American military history. When tainty waited behind every corner, service members rose to meet the task at hand with unmatched courage and determination. They learned languages and cultures, taking on new roles as diplomats and development experts to improve the communities where they served. Their strength toppled a tyrant, and their valor helped build opportunity in oppressions place. Across nearly nine years well as the contributions of other members of the U.S. Government and our coalition partners always shone through. The war left wounds not always seen, but forever felt. The burden of distance and the pain of loss weighed heavily on the hearts of millions at home and overseas. Behind ev ery member of our military stood a parent, a spouse, or a son or daughter who proudly served their community and prayed for their loved ones safe return. For wounded war riors, coming home marked the end of one battle and the beginning of another to stand, to walk, to recover, and to serve again. And, in wars most profound cost, there were those who never came home. Separated by time and space but united by their love of country, nearly 4,500 men and women are to rest, they will live on in the soul of our Nation now and forever. To them, to theirFrom American Forces Press Service On Iraq anniversary, President proclaims National Day of Honor Hail and Farewell JTF CoS moves on did you know... The Joint Task Force Intranet has classified ads! Click through the new SharePoint page with the Intranet tab. Scroll down to classifieds under useful JTF links and see what your buddies have for sale! (hint: there are lots of hand-me-down SCSI modems) JTF stuff! Joint Task Force Guantanamo Chief of Sta, Capt. Patrick Rabun nishes his tour today. He arrived at the JTF in June 2011 for a nine-month rotation. Rabun is bound for duty as Chief of Sta of Surface Combatant Readiness, working directly for the commander of Naval Surface Forces Pacic. Hes been the connective tissue of the JTF, a perfect blend of eective leadership, personality and humor and has done a dicult job without missing a beat, said JTF Guantanamo com mander Rear Adm. David Woods. He has a great sense of humor and is one of the smartest ocers Ive ever worked for, added Lt. Col. Elizabeth Golden. Rabuns relief, Capt. William Do cherty, arrived earlier this month from the Defense reat Reduction Agency, where he also served as Chief of Sta. Capt. Docherty will carry on the great work Capt. Rabun has done dur ing his tenure, Golden said. Rabun praised the diversity and work ethic of all Troopers, with credit to the joint environment. Working with people who are pro fessional enough to handle a job this tough is what impresses me the most, Rabun said. Look for Capt. Dochertys prole in an upcoming issue of e Wire! see HONOR next page anxiety. However, it has had a tremendous affect on my ability to perform well on the test andenjoy a higher quality of life than my parents and many of my friends. Guantanamo Bay reminds me a lot of the small northern Germany military installation so long ago. However, this and better weather. I encourage you to take advantage of the available activities, assessment scheduled, but because you and your family deserve to reap the positive effects of an active lifestyle. TROOPER cont.
TROOPER FO C US | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 By Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant The Wire recently stopped by Camp America to see Spc. William Barnett, Joint Detention Group S4 Property Book for the 170th Military Police Battalion deployment in support of Joint Detention Group S4, said Sgt. Maj. Callie Leaver. Prior to the deployment, the Georgia Army National Guard sent him to 92Y Supply Specialist training. Barnetts work environment here at Joint Task Force Guantanamo looks similar to home station. My job here is pretty much the same as it is in Georgia, said Barnett. I receive and issue supplies and equipment, maintain the supporting paperwork, and maintain tracking of inventories and distribution. I like that I can do inventories, explained Barnett. I also get to see what other Troopers here do in their jobs and how they use the different equipment pieces I issue them. With all that materiel, Barnett always has something to keep busy. Spc. Barnett doesnt sit idle, said Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Barnes, JGD S4 to be done around here, hes out looking for the next thing to do. And once everything in our section is caught up, added Barnes, he goes out to help other units too. According to Leaver, Barnett steps up for all kinds of duties, including commissions support, training exercises, and volunteer activities such as the Trail Blazers. I like a break once in a while from normal duties, Barnett explained. When its time for commissions I like that I get to do OPSEC on the photos and talk with the media a little bit during escorts. But even the hardest-working Troopers have to take a break now and then. After a hard day I might go back to my room, put on my headphones, and just chill, said Barnett. Or Ill put my sneakers on and go for a run on the track Why is it important for women to serve in the military?I think it is important because we bring a different perspective. Master Sgt. Deborah Davis Because we make it happen. Sgt. Linda Baez I think it is important because we are equals and citizens of this country and we should be able to defend it as well. Staff Sgt. Chinon Thome Because its only fair. Petty Officer 3rd Class Tiera Austin Boots on the Ground Time in service: 6 years in the Marine Corps, 5 in the Georgia Army National Guard Hobbies: Listening to jazz, writing poetry, bowling, running, digital photography, and watching sports The boss says: Hes hard working and I love his attitude . Advice to junior Troopers: Always maintain a high level of professionalism. Act as if you already hold your next pay grade. MONEY MATTERSFor many young people, getting a credit card is rite of passage. That piece of plastic gives you the ability to purchase items you freedom comes at a price if you do not manage your credit wisely. We need to educate ourselves, said and Family Services Center at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. According to Barrett, the credit education process starts with reviewing your credit report. Everything today is based on credit, he said. A credit report not only affects qualifying for additional credit or betters rates, but this information is used by insurance companies and employers. For service members with a security clearance, credit history can be a major clearance. It is snapshot of your risk, your vulnerability, Barrett said. Since 2004, getting a credit report can be free. It was the year Federal Trade rules which required the three consumer credit agencies to provide consumers with a no-cost yearly copy of their credit report upon request. The three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union established a centralized source for accepting consumer requests, www.annualcreditreport.com or calling (877) 322-8228. Barrett recommends the free reports as a way to monitor your credit year-round. You can request a single report from one agency, and four months later, make a request with another credit reporting agency. That way you can see your credit with three unique pictures in time. He added the three reports, spread out over one year, can help monitor incidents of identify theft. This is the main reason Congress authorized the free credit reports as part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003. Consumer advocates have long encouraged individuals to self-monitor their credit reports as a way to detect identity theft. The credit reports are a tool to make sure personal identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, are not being used without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. The credit report website asks a few questions, such as an old address or when you got a car loan. Once you answer the security questions, the report can be printed or saved for future reference. Toward the bottom of the screen, there are instructions on how to dispute an item that appears on the credit report. In order to dispute an item it is important to have paperwork to back up any claim that is settled or paid off. Paper is powerful, noted Barrett, saying that a canceled check, settlement papers, or a set of military orders showing where you were, can help in proving your case in a disputed item. The participating credit reporting agencies that control www.annualcreditreport.com do not provide a free credit score. That is the determine how credit worthy you are. For around $5, that trio of agencies will provide the credit score, a bargain as compared to credit monitoring services that cost upwards of four times that much that every month. The average credit score was in the 620 to 680 range before the economic downturn in 2008. Now, it takes a credit score of above 700 to get the best interest rates You dont have to go into big debt to develop credit, Barrett said, as 35% of your score is based on paying bills on time. This task can sometimes be hard for military members to accomplish with deployments, TDY and other duties. A good rule of thumb, according to Barrett, is one major credit per adult in a household. If you carry a balance, mak e it no | NE W S THE WIRE | PAGE 7Creditwise = creditworthyBy Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven We use passwords every day. Whether you are checking your email, logging onto your bank, or shopping on Amazon, you are using some type of password. If your passwords are easy to decipher, your personal information and data can be easily compromised. name of your pet, child, city, etc. re: information assurancefamilies, and to all who served, we owe a debt that can never be fully repaid. When we returned the colors of United States Forces-Iraq and the last of our troops those who answered our countrys call. Their example embodied that fundamental American faith that tells us no mission is too hard, no challenge is too great, and that through tests and through trials, we will always emerge stronger than before. Now, serve veterans of Iraq as well as they served us to uphold the sacred trust we share with all who have worn the uniform. Our future is brighter for their service, and today, we express our gratitude by saying once more: Welcome home. HONOR cont. see CREDIT next page
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD-22) completed an overnight visit to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay this week. The ship had been conducting navigation training and will soon arrive to its future homeport of San Diego in April. This port visit allowed the USS San Diegos crew the chance to spend some time enjoying the various recreational facilities available at Guantanamo. As USS San Diego sails to her home port and namesake city, we were privileged to visit Guantanamo Bay for a brief liberty stop, said Cmdr. Kevin Meyers, Commanding living piece of our naval history, as well as providing tours for the Joint Task Force and tenant commands. The hospitality we received was outstanding! The San Diego is the fourth United States Navy ship to bear the California citys name. San Diego is the Navys largest base was completed in December 2011 at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The crew moved onboard in January and the ship left its Mississippi shipyard on Mar. 15. This new amphibious ship is crewed by 360 Sailors with three Marines. By its design, the ship can support and deliver an equipped members for amphibious landing missions. The ship is designed with ballast tanks to and to launch and recover landing craft air cushions and landing craft units. At its new homeport, the San Diego will continue to install equipment and conduct Diego will be formally commissioned in It was a great tour, said Master Sgt. Gary Hayner, Base Emergency Engineer Force (BEEF). I felt really honored to be this new ship. The JTF Troopers who visited the USS San Diego were impressed with the condition of the vessel. Many Troopers gave the San Diegos crew high praise on ships work spaces. The professionalism and courtesies of the San Diego Sailors did not go unnoticed either. It was very nice, said Master Sgt. Ed Hudecek, also of the BEEF. Ive never been on a ship before. I was very impressed. The crew was very friendly and highly knowledgeable. They gave a good description of what they do. FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 more than 30% of the limit. Even better if you can pay off the credit card balance each month, use a credit card like a charge card. Otherwise you are just going to stay in perpetual debt, he said. Credit card companies make their money on the interest charged on balances. For example on a $1,000 debt at 18 percent annual percentage rate (APR), it would take nine years to pay off with minimum monthly payment of $20, since $15 each month is going to interest and only $5 to balance. Debt is biggest obstacle to anybody acquiring net worth, added Barrett. He believes that the goal is to acquire assets that hold or go up in value, unlike a car, which is more of a liability. Like any potential indulgence, you need to use moderation in the use of credit, said Barrett. It is a behavior thing. The Fleet and Family Services Center offers credit management classes, as well as to make an appointment. CREDIT cont. Boarding partyTroopers greet brand-new shipBy Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Task Force Guantanamo Troopers toured the shiny new ship Wednesday. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEA T URE Air Force Lt. Col. Grace Link leads the 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Task Force Guantanamos Prime Base Emergency Engineering Force. Counting military commissions support among their from its experienced, highly skilled and female leadership.photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kyle Steckler
FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA T URE Joint Task Force Guantanamo honors educated and empowered female leadership of the Prime Base Engineering Emergency Force, (Prime BEEF), 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron (474th ECES), Missouri Air Guard by highlighting the achievements, to educate the world while deployed. The theme for Womens History Month 2012 is Womens Education Womens Empowerment. Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, the reversal of the gender gap is a very recent phenomenon. In in their positions was a valiant struggle waged by many tenacious women across years and cultures. United States Air Force Lt. Col. Grace Link, Engineer spoke about being in the military and a role model for women of all ages. My heritage is Mexican. My parents came to the United States when I was a year old, said Link. We moved to Chicago and I went to school and joined the Illinois Air National Guard in 1987. Shortly after enlisting, Link attended a supply enlisted tech school at Lowry Air Force Base where she met her husband, Scott Link, who was also in the Air Guard. Link was enlisted for six years before she graduated from Oklahoma State University, earning a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. She received her commission in 1994, furthering her desire to make a difference. Diversity acceptance in the military and the civil engineering to focus on the mission and less on the gender of the leader. One of my most challenging times as a leader involved getting more than 100 people in the squadron all working together towards a common goal. Establishing teamwork is not always easy to do, said Link. It is always extremely rewarding to watch our Airmen succeed and become the best that they can be! Link and a team of 38 deployed to JTF Guantanamo in January 2012 and were assigned to the Prime BEEF. Our primary mission at the Prime BEEF is all of the facilities maintenance repair and construction associated with the Expeditionary Legal Complex (ELC) and Camp Justice, said Link. We are here to take care of any facility issues that are going to go on during court sessions for commissions or anything going on with the Camp Justice side of the house. JTF Guantanamo supports many aspects of ongoing military commissions, such as lodging tents for media members, observer organizations, defense and prosecution members as well as transient personnel. Link has been a Civil Engineer in the Air Guard for 25 years. Her experiences in many areas all over the world have allowed her to design, construct and maintain the physical and naturally built environment of each area visited. Our command usually plans and prepares for natural disasters, said Link. We are able to construct roads, bridges, buildings and other or Wing. In the summer of 2011, Link and members of 474th ECES, and 139th Airlift Wing prepared the town of St. Joseph, Mo. and surrounding States Army Corps of Engineers. As a full-time federal employee, one of the advantages of a civil engineering command is the ability for a Guard maintaining command over both Air Guard personnel and federal military units that may also respond to an emergency or disaster situation occurring within the state. The level of expertise present with the Prime BEEF team can be broken down into several subdisciplines, such as structural engineering, water resources engineering, construction engineering and municipal or urban engineering. Prior to our arrival to Guantanamo, we were planning for the town evacuation, Link said and level of training she and her team have on large projects. Setting the standards for members not being okay with being average and striving to be outstanding is my job as their commander to help them get there. The projects currently in the queue for the Prime BEEF include maintenance and new construction of existing facility structures, electrical and plumbing needs. Previous Prime BEEF teams have started projects, and incoming Prime BEEF teams are able to complete the work seamlessly.By Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Erica Gardner see WOMEN page 16 Female engineers lead the way at Joint Task Force Guantanamos Camp Justice. The 474th ECES, presently composed of members of the Missouri Air National Guard, are led by Lt. Col. Grace Link (previous page) and Senior Master Sgt. Debra Rush (left) photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant Mission FocusedThe Prime BEEF team members all have extensive experience in civil engineering which supports their missions for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. The team is made up of very highly motivated, dedicated, knowledgeable professionals of which commander Air Force Lt. Col. Grace Link is proud to be a part of. Emergency response personnel from 474th ECES Missouri area, said Link. Emergency response and ability to provide as much service to a disaster area as possible. This area of civil engineering is intimately related to the design of pipelines, water supply network, drainage facilities (including bridges, dams, channels, culverts, levees, storm sewers), and canals. The role the Air Guard is playing today is much different than it was many years ago, said Link. Its amazing what you do and the level of experienced personnel performing these missions.
FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 12 From a historical military perspective, when you think about gates or borders the demilita rized zone separating the two Koreas or the Ber lin Walls Brandenburg gate come to mind. Here in Guantanamo Bay we too have a border, still scattered with mines from a bygone era and a gate (though not as grandiose as Brandenburg). The North East Gate is the northern entry point separating Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NAVSTA GTMO) from the rest of Cuba. Closely guarded by the Marine Corps Security Forces Company (MCSFCO) with a heavily for tion towers, the gate has seen its fair share of history which makes NAVSTA GTMO what it is today. Access to the North East Gate is rare and strictly prohibited unless personnel are escorted by a member of MCSFCO. Tours are offered for all those stationed and working on island, every third Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. Sign up at the MCSFCO headquarters building dur ing regular business hours. When the United States leased the land that is NAVSTA GTMO from the Cuban government in 1903, the North East Gate was established as the checkpoint for up to 3,000 Cuban commut ers who would move in and out of the base on prohibited, the number of commuters dropped to 300. Of those 300, only two continue the trek today. In 1964, Commander in Chief of Cubas military and Prime Minister, Fidel Castro cut off the fresh water supply to the base to protest the U.S. torial waters off the Florida coast. When Castro accused the Americans of stealing water, thenBase Commander Rear Adm. John D. Bulkeley invited media to watch as the cast iron water pipe was cut at the North East Gate as proof to the contrary. The cut pipe is prominently displayed today by the gates main observation tower. The competition of national pride between the Cubans and American Marines grew at the North East Gate after Castro took control over Cuba. At the barracks on top of the hill where Ma rines would sleep during off hours, Cuban per sonnel would throw rocks on the tin roofs to keep them awake. So the Marines built a 40-foot high fence to prevent the rocks from making it over. Then the Cubans used to climb the fence and hang metal objects from hangers to make noise line with barbed wire. Cubans used a spotlight on the barracks to keep the Marines awake at night for a month. Bulkeley erected a tent on the hill where the bar racks was located and had laborers work on a secret project. At the end of the month, when the Cubans used the spotlight on the barracks once more, the tent came down and the spotlight would hit a hill-sized globe, eagle and anchor, the insignia of the United States Marine Corps. The spotlight ing stopped immediately. North East Gate tour guide Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathan Whatley honors and respects the rich history of his beloved Marine Corps and their history here in Guantanamo Bay. Here we are stationed in a communist country in the oldest naval station outside the U.S., said Whatley. Its an awesome amount of pride knowing that Marines were here since 1898 dur ing the Spanish-American War and the work weve done since. For others, getting access to such a restricted area of the base and receiving some historical perspective was enough to warrant time for a look-see and to take the tour. I wanted to see what the gate was all about, Coast Guards Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego. Seeing the entrance and get ting a glimpse of the history of Guantanamo Bay is very cool. For Marine Capt. Kristy Milton, it was her last day on island and her one and only chance to tour the Northeast Gate and see it up close. The Northeast Gate tour was very informative, giving us the background and history of this place and of Cuba as well, she said. When you think of Guantanamo, you dont just think about the JTF (Joint Task Force) side, you think of the Marines guarding the fence line, the towers, and movies like A Few Good Men. You see it up close, its something everyone who comes to Guantanamo Bay should come and see.By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA T URE Marine Corps Security Forces Company tours of the North East Gate occur once per month and are open to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force personnel. Here, Troopers can get a rare view of the Cold War-era physical barrier between the communist and American naval station sides of Cuba. Background: Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathan Whatley led the March 16 tour, which delved into Marine pride and the naval stations tense history.photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park
AT THE READ YRINGFIELD, Ill. Deployments can change a soldiers life, but the prospect of a deploy ment may have saved the life of one central Illinois soldier. For Army Sgt. Kristina R. Melton, a member of the Illinois National Guards 1344th Transportation Company in East St. Louis, no she learned during a health examination as she prepared for a mobilization with the 1644th Transportation Company in Rock Falls. She had cervical pre-cancer cells. When the doctor told me I was going to miss the deployment, I was hurt, Melton said. I was upset. I thought, Great, my husband is going to deploy without me again, and I am going to be stuck at home. So it was really sad, and I was bawling. Meltons husband, Army Sgt. Chris Melton, also with the 1344th Transportation Company, planned to deploy with her by joining the 1644th, but decided against it in light of the diagnosis. It was a blessing in disguise, he said. If Kristina wouldnt have been set to deploy, it would have been months before she would have had her checkup, and her medical condition could have gotten worse. Although the condition is serious, the Meltons said, they have not allowed it to control their future. We are planning on having another child, so once we do that, she plans on having the hysterectomy and then the cervical cancer issue wont be an issue anymore, Chris said. In addition to having another child, Kristina said, she expects to retire from the Illinois Army National Guard. She noted that treating her condition and having a hysterectomy have quick recovery periods and would not affect her career as some other health issues might. I think it speaks a lot to her character and the kind of person she is, said Army Capt. Matthew P. Wood, the 1344ths company commander. She knows that she has some things going on in her life that are outside the Army, but she knows that she can overcome those and that they are only temporary. The pride that she has and the things that she wants to do for the military are going to last a lot longer than that. Melton said her goal is to get the word out about cervical cancer awareness and womens health issues. It happens, and I prefer for most women to understand that it can happen to them no matter what age they are, Kristina said. With the number of women in the military increasing over the past half century, womens health has become increasingly relevant. Although soldiers learn occupational safety and mission safety at a high level, she said, she would like to be a reminder of how much health safety should be stressed. There are women out there that dont get their Pap smears done when they should, and theyre missing out on stuff like this, Kristina said. If this isnt caught, then theres not a lot the doctors can do. It is life-threatening. It can kill you if you go untreated. Melton said she hoped other military women can look to her as someone who has The dangers of not being checked out are much worse than the discomforts of having the examinations, she said. WOMEN IN SERVI C E | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN THE FIGHT Females lead the wayMARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJE UNE N.C. For hundreds of years across equal rights. Today, women in the armed to defend the nations freedom. During Womens History Month, it ly returned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from a deployment to Afghanistan. There are many female service members, from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, predominately male work environment. Gomez, a hospital corpsman with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, is which paved the way for her younger broth er to join the Army. If you look back and see how women have progressed, especially me being here in a male unit. Its nice to be recognized and be held to that same standard and break that glass ceiling, said Gomez. My brother feel proud. In Afghanistan, Gomez worked at an aid station helping the sick, giving over the counter medications and even helped organize a pizza party for wounded warriors. It was Fathers Day and we wanted to do something for the wounded warriors, said Gomez, with a smile. Gomez is not the only female in her unit. footsteps, when she joined the Navy as a single mother who could not afford college. It was the best option for me, said Avila, who has deployed three times to Iraq and recently returned from Afghanistan with Gomez. In Fallujah, Iraq in 2005, Avila assisted Marines at security check points by searching women before they entered the city. We were out there working 12-hour Avila. Avila explained, throughout her career, she has witnessed some good changes including the increased amount of opportu nities for women. Its absolutely changed since I came in (the Navy). They, now, allow women on submarines, they allow female corpsmen more so in combat so I see a change in that. I think its great that we honor women. Both Gomez and Avila are happy with womens roles in the military and have words of wisdom for young women thinking about enlisting. I would say that they have to come in with an open mind, be strong and proud of being a woman and accept any challenges and know their limits, said Gomez. I believe as females we need to show people that were strong, that we can do the job just as well as a man. Never allow the excuse, Im a female to stop you from doing your job. Yes we have limitations but were just as strong as a man and can do a job just as good as any man. Thats why I have high expectations of females in the military, said Avila. By Cpl. Walter Marino II 2nd Marine Division Guard Soldier becomes womens advocate Pre-deployment screenings can save lives Illinois National Guard COAST TO COAST Strength. This word coupled with such words as bravery, hard working, mentor, and role model have been used to describe women who not only serve their country, but their families and loved ones as well. From Joan of Arc to Eleanor Roosevelt, women have been effectively changing the way the world views them and the roles they play. This is why in 1987 Womans History Month was introduced by the United States Congress as a month-long dedication of recognition to women, young and old, not only throughout history, but also to those who live their dayto-day lives as wives, mothers, and co-workers. The women of the United States Coast Guard are no exception to this. Dating all the way back to the 1770s, women began as lighthouse keepers, often awarded the position full time after their husbands who operated them became ill or died, but they didnt stop there. an ever to be awarded a Gold Lifesaving Medal. In February of 1976 the Coast Guard to offer entrance to women. In 1974, mixedgender basic training began which made pos1977 when 24 women reported aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Gallatin and Morgenthau. More recently, in March of 2011, Chief female to make Chief Gunners Mate ever in the Coast Guard. Remarkable women live, serve, and breathe all around us. In recognition of this, a story will be released during each week of March honoring the Coast Guard women of San Diego that we serve and come in contact with every day. For the women of the Coast Guard who have families and lives outside of their career, trying to balance everything can become a juggling act. Seaman Alyssia Veiga, like many others, did not join the Coast Guard right out of school. Because Im 22, Im still young, she said. Im not fresh out of high school, but at the same time, I have experience in (the world). I was away from home and I didnt join the Coast Guard right away. Veiga said that she chose the Coast Guard because she wanted to help people and the Coast Guard seemed the most humanitar ian out of all the services. Her face lit up as she talked about the possibilities and opportunities that the service has to offer her and laughed as she spoke about how shed learned secrets of the trade that she can apply to her own life. There has to be a balance, she went on to explain. There are some people who dont know how to juggle at all. Basically, its a giant juggling act and I have to delegate time for my personal life and draw boundar ies. Trying not to allow the lines to blend between life and work has been long struggle seen throughout the Coast Guard and other military services alike, but for women, it comes with its own set of unique pressures. You cant just be one of the guys, she said, You cant just be another worker. She explains that often times all it took was for one female to show up to quarters with scuffed boots or a wrinkly uniform for all the females to be lumped in as slackers. She said that sometimes you have to put in that extra effort to move past the ideas that people may have of you and how you work. Although, sometimes things were rougher than others, overall she doesnt seem to allow it to affect her or hinder her ability to advance forward. Instead, she moves toward a more positive outlook: setting as example as those before have. She said that often when people mention their boss out in the civilian world, people just assume that it is a man. This is precisely the reason why she loves the fact that at her job in the Coast Guard her shop supervisor is a woman. For me, I like having my chief be a fe male, she said. since joining the Coast Guard and she said it makes her feel so good to know that one day she was going to be in a position of leader ship like that. She explained that the biggest thing she wants people to understand is that even though at times work can be hard, its always worth doing if you are willing to push on through. | WOMEN IN SERVI C E THE WIRE | PAGE 15 From 11th District Coast Guard Public Affairs
The National Football League has, once again, proved that it is the king of American sports. Even with the NBA, NHL, MLB and the MLS (yes, they are still around) playing ac tual games, the NFL still rules the headlines.Not so Saintly in New OrleansKatrina brought the levies down in 2005. On Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took the breath out of the city once more when he levied heavy punishments against the New Orleans Saints football team and its management in the wake of an investigation into a program that offered payment for the injury of key opposing players. Head coach Sean Payton is suspended, without pay, for the entire 2012 season. Gregg Williams, former Saints defensive coordinator who recently signed on to do the same job for the St. Louis Rams, received the sion from the league. General manager Mickregular season games. As an organization, the a second round draft pick in this years and next years draft (because they dont have a People that grew up watching the NFL of yore may think Whats the big deal? This has been happening on every team for as far back as there has been an NFL. That may be true, but the league is cur rently facing a lawsuit because of a less-thanstellar head trauma system that left lots of explayers with amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS) more widely known as Lou Gehrigs disease. The last thing Goodell needs is to look like he advocates teams and players acting like The Punisher in order to get wins. These suspensions are a warning shot to the rest of the league. The next time someone gets caught, the commissioner wont be as nice.Tebow co-pilots JetsQuarterback Peyton Manning signed a 5-year, $96 million contract with the Denver Broncos to try to walk in the footsteps of legendary quarterback John Elway (check last weeks column. I called it). Because of the uncertainty of his injury, there is no guar anteed money written into his contract. Tim Tebow, however, was written out of Broncos history with a trade to the New sent to the biggest media market in the country along with a seventh round pick and $2.5 million in return for a fourth and sixth round pick. Timmy has not proven his doubters wrong he still has the mechanics of a Gitmo special but he has proven that he deserves more respect than he is being given. He took a team from the slums of the AFC West to division champions. He tacked on a playoff victory against a quarterback that has as many Super Bowl rings as Tebow has vested years in the league. He deserves to be packaged in a better deal than with three other draft picks that probably wont make an impact on either team. It was reported that the Broncos, being wooed by the Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars, gave Tebow the freedom to pick his team and he chose to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Hopefully, that wont turn out to be a mortal sin. Maybe he decided to be a Jet because Mark Sanchez hasnt established himself as the quarterback everyone thought he was. Maybe it was because offensive coor dinator Tony Sparano introduced the Wildcat offense to the NFL and Tebow seems like the perfect person to run that system. But one thing is for sure: New York fans are no where near as nice as the ones hes used to. They can chant your name one week and call for your job the next. As long as he wins, hes in the good graces of the city, but that all stops when the victories stop. After all, look how long Linsanity lasted. Peyton in, Payton out [STUDENT O F THE GAME] Daww, hes all frowny faced. Saints head coach Sean Payton will not be a part of an NFL team for because of a one-year suspension. NFL photoST UDEN T OF T HE GAME | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 Senior Master Sgt. Debra Rush manages areas of Prime BEEF in supply, structures, engineering, work control and pavements/ heavy equipment. I bring a diversity of experiences to Civil Engineering, said Rush. I have been maintenance, and contracting. I believe this diversity helps with my leadership. In order to move up the career ladder, Rush explained that sometimes you may have to be willing to change career paths. Rush is a full time production controller for the Missouri Air National Guard. Because of her education and experience, and full-time job. This has been a challenging deployment for me, said Rush. I feel very fortunate to have my husband in my life. It would be very hard to deploy without his support. I know my family is very proud of what I do. Rush commented that nobody in her joined for the patriotism and for the travel experience. She has been in the Missouri Air Guard for almost 19 years and 12 of those she has been on active status. My goals for this deployment is to improve my leadership role, become more with God, she said. Since 1987, the United States has recognized womens history in March, honoring the achievements of American women during the celebration coordinated by the National Womens History Project. For too long womens history and achievements have been forgotten, overlooked, erased and devalued. The celebration of womens achievements and of all ages through their experiences. WOMEN cont. By Army Sgt. Landis Andrews Taking a breather, by yourselfBeing a member of the United States military requires all of us to work closely with our peers on both a professional and personal level. However, the camaraderie we develop amongst each other military life As humans, we depend upon one another for companionship, intimacy, and protection. The complex relationships we build with our fellow man and woman not only enhance the overall experience of life, but provide the essential tools necessary for self-betterment. Nevertheless, in a world increasingly dominated by a maze of elaborate social obligations and norms, we often neglect to provide ourselves with a much needed breather of sorts. Im talking about the elusive time spent alone. Many people regard those who spend a great deal of time by themselves as loners. Choosing to seek solitude over socialization, such individuals may be viewed by society as eccentric or abnormal, and sometimes for good reason. Extreme isolation can be suggestive of a number of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, psychosis, and some personality disorders. It is important to remember, however, that although social withdrawal can be a symptom of many mental health disorders, a psychiatric diagnosis cannot be made solely based on an individuals desire to be alone. In spite of the negative associations with social isolation, solitude can also be highly purposely removing ourselves from the noise and distractions of everyday life and social settings, we are allowed an essential own thoughts and feelings, and has been practiced actively across numerous cultures for many centuries in pursuit of inner peace, spirituality, and simple pleasure. Monks across the world seek spiritual enlightenment while in isolation. Various philosophers, writers, and artists have spent much of their days detached from public life in contentment. You too, at some point, have likely practiced solitude as a means to achieve calm or relaxation. Ever go for a walk to clear your head after getting into an argument? Or simply had a day off where you stayed indoors to watch television or read a book alone? Social creatures we may all be, but sometimes, seclusion offers a much needed departure from the stresses of everyday life to spend time with ourselves. while at Joint Task Force Guantanamo can seem impossible at times, especially for those who have roommates. But setting time aside each day to spend alone, without any commitments right direction. Learning to enjoy moments to yourself can allow and better self-understanding. So use your time wisely and devote at least some of it just to you. solitude, the staff at the Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team (JSMART) offers a wide range of mental health services to all service members attached to Joint Task Force Guantanamo. We are now located in a new building across from the JTF Trooper Chapel and next to the Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons | MIND, BODY & SPIRI T THE WIRE | PAGE 17 Mind Body & Spirit by Hospitalman 3rd Class Dominique Cannon JSMART numerous cultures in pursuit of inner peace.
THE WIRE | PAGE 18 There are certain jobs people look at and say How do they do it? I could never do what they do. I am referring to thankless jobs that involve high skills working in extreme conditions. These workers have limited to no contact with their families. What motivates people to endure these positions to provide for themselves and their families? These are the questions that formulated in my mind as I viewed The Grey, the latest serves as a metaphor to the pitfalls of life, the obstacles people endure and how their faith is tested. True, The Grey is designed as a taut nail-biter with good scares, decent pacing and good drama. But I think theres more going on with The Grey than what you initially see on the silver screen. For now, lets hold that thought. The movie focuses on John Ottway (Neeson), a man who specializes in killing wolves to help keep the Alaskan oil-drilling teams safe. After he completes his work, he faces much uncertainty about what to do next. The loss of his wife even has him contemplate suicide before he decides that he will freak blizzard brings his airliner down into the barren Alaskan wasteland. Ottway is stranded with other oil-drill team members who survived the plane crash. They have no heat, no food and supplies are minimal to aid them in surviving the harsh arctic-like elements. They are hundreds of miles from any other human contact. Matters are worse when the group realizes they are deep within the territory of predatory gray wolves. One of the most eerie scenes is when a handheld torch reveals several pairs of darkness. After losing team members to the wolves, Ottway leads the survivors away from the planes wreckage. Its a pilgrimage fraught with strife through the stark wilderness. The elements, group tensions and the pursuing wolves continue to take their toll on the small band trudging through the snow. Desperation is combated by stories and humor, but the severity of the groups predicament is always looming overhead. The group is pursued by the wolves lead by an alpha male. Indeed, a formidable omega wolf tests the group openly around alpha watches from out of sight. The outcome of this incident sets the pendulum in motion for the group to do whatever it takes to make it through each minute. The Grey depends heavily on dynamic visuals to make its impact on viewers. It should be Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. The movies they have directed and now the ones they produce are known for the strong visual sense in telling their stories. Consequently, the Scott for having any strong human sentiments. This time, The Grey is separated from the rest of the pack with a story about fear, faith and, on some level, redemption. Director Joe Carnahan wanted to show Ottway as a man experiencing deep pain over the loss of his wife. In reality, it was only three years ago that actor Liam Neeson lost his own wife to a freak skiing accident. Neeson openly admitted he suffered from a lapse in his own personal faith and he was able to channel that into his role in The Grey. When we see Ottway cursing at God and demanding a response from him, are we watching the character grapple with his dilemma or is it about Neesons real-life pain? There are moments in the movie containing personal childhood reminders that aid in the acceptance of death and making a stand in face of even by Christian groups with media materials highlighting the Whatever the message, The The scenes with the wolves are incredibly tense and the characters are as real as they get. If I had to complain about anything, it would be the ending. I do feel the build-up throughout Ottways odyssey demanded a more concrete resolution. If the audience makes it through the at the very end expanding on choose to interpret the cookie is up to you. I suppose thats where enter. This is what this movie is ultimately about. I think people can enjoy The Grey as an engaging thriller that happens to ask its viewers what do you believe in to help get you through? Its a rhetorical question from the Scott brothers. Goodness knows everyone has metaphorical wolves in their lives that pursue them. Where a person gets the strength to cope with their personal wolves is something best left to people to answer for themselves. Looking at The Grey from this perspective is like seeing the tip of an iceberg, with so much unseen below the surface. 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Above: Do you see the double rainbow? The leprechauns must have missed it no sightings were reported in or around bachelor housing. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Erica Gardner Background: Stick that in your pipe and... nevermind. The Cold War-era water pipeline from Cuba, ordered cut Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Rear Adm. John Bulkeley, can be seen on the monthly North East Gate tour. The tour is available to Joint Task Force and Naval Station personnel. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Attention NWU Type III uniform issue will be from March 26-30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign for your items at Bldg. 5 in Camp Delta. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park