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Title: The wire
Uniform Title: Wire (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba)
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Language: English
Creator: United States -- Joint Task Force Guantánamo
Publisher: 362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
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Publication Date: 07-13-2012
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see SGTMAJ next page Sgt. Maj. Scott SmithSergeant Major, JTF Guantanamo With the recent passing of the 4th of July holiday, I am taken back to memories of those patriotic celebrations of my childhood where everything was red, white and blue. The annual parade that took place in the small town near my western Pennsylvania home was the highlight of the day. I remember standing with my father as the national ensign would march by as part of a Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard. I would look up at my father with great awe as he would stand at attention, though it had been over 30 years since he had served in It was at this time as a young boy when I learned what the Stars and Stripes represented. My father and mother would go on to teach me that many Americans had shed their blood and had given their lives for what this great sense of pride which still endures today anthemI still get shivers down my back. Eventually, that same sense of pride for our where I would have to go through some of Marine. On behalf of the President of the United States, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and a grateful nation, please accept this loved ones service to Country and Corps. I recite those words while serving as a member of a Marine Burial Detail, but each time was II veteran who had passed due to old age or a 19-year-old Marine private who was killed during a hurricane relief mission in Florida, event. As the senior Marine assigned, I had I learned early on that being that last symbol would bring about a gambit of reactions from the family. Becoming focused on the mission, I came to the realization that while or wife in the eyes. Instead, I would focus on the brim of my cover or a facial feature of the family member, as looking the in the eyes made the task that much more painful. Sometimes, in the familys grief, I was slapped, hit, called names, and had parts of my uniform torn off. Other times I found myself hugging, consoling, listening to stories and partaking of a beer at the wakes that followed This is the result of presenting a trifolded piece of red, white and blue material that had, just moments before, been draped Ok, Sergeant Major, got it. Thanks for so what is the pointin that my hope and intent is that every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Coast Guardsmen, and Civilian within Joint Task Force Guantanamo take a few moments to think about who would often, humans do not take into account the Ccommand orner Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. John W. Smith Jr. Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Capt. Robert Durand: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley: 9927 Operations Officer Army Maj. Jon Powers: 3649 Command Information Officer Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher: 3499 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant: 8141The WireSenior Editor Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Layout Editor Army Sgt. Ryan Hallock Copy Editor Spc. Vanessa Davila Assistant Editor Pvt. Loren Cook Photojournalists Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Joshua Hammond Webmaster Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith SimmonsContact usEditors Desk: 3499 Commercial: 011-5399-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html COMMAND CORNER THE WIRE | PAGE 2 Cover: U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force Guantanamo celebrated Americas 236th birthday rented boats as pyrotechnics and a nearly full moon lit up the sky. photo by Army Staff Sgt. Lewis HilburnTake a few minutes to think about who I do not want to THE WIRE | PAGE 3 INDEXThe Wire July 6, 2012 NAVSTA changes command Running with ice cream Independence Day! The Army has a ball Movie: The Five-Year EngagementThe 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 1,300.5 7 8 10 14 Navy College Program temporarily relocatedDue to construction work at the Chapel be temporarily relocated to the first floor B, Room 118, from July 2-13. For service, assistance, and appointments, email nco.gtmo@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Jewish religious support availableJewish chaplain support will be available July 10-24. Religous Ministry Department at 2323. Navy advancement exams are an individual augmentee to Guantanamo, OHara at christina.ohara@usnbgtmo.navy. mil as soon as possible to get your name on JSMART extended hoursThe Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration JSMART, located by the Trooper Chapel and Selling your vehicle? If you buy a vehicle on island, you will need a bill of sale to properly register the vehicle. Current owner has to complete the bill of sale. Vehicle must be registered to cur rent owner (seller).To obtain the bill of sale you are required to show your current registration as proof of ownership. Southeast at 4692. Help the Red CrossThe Red Cross is requesting volunteer instructors to lend support to the community. Call Safe Ride! others, and your career. Call 84913/84781. Use travel insurance!If you have friends or family visit Guantanamo recommends you get travel insurance if your visitor is not active duty or an active duty dependent. The average price of an urgent medevac is an option for those who have to be medically evacuated off-station. Adult swim contestMWR is hosting a 1000-yard swim tomor row at Marine Hill Pool from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration is free and open to all hands ages 16 and up. All participants receive a free T-shirt, and the top three contestants win a trophy. Getcha T-shirts heah! in order to raise funds for the 2012 Fire Department Ball. Raiders of the Reefe Raiders of your nearby reefs are scheduled to have their monthly dive club meeting July 10. e potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting kicks o at 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome and as always the opportunity will be available to become a member. Air cards and Wi-Fi internet will also be available. ALSO: Reef Raiders T-shirt design contest! submit ideas to ReefRaidersGTMO@gmail. com aftereffects of their actionsespecially when drugs and alcohol are involved. It is not just you, but a number of people in your life that are impacted when you decide to get liquored up and then drive a car, or engage in activities that are potentially life threatening. The adage that its all fun and games until someone gets hurt does not apply when we are confronted with the loss of a Troopers life. As painful as a death in a unit is, I am willing to accept that death as a result of combat operations or in support of the mission. But I refuse to accept a Troopers death when it could have been prevented. Having personally been on the presenting words knowing all the while that the dead service member did not serve honorably, I would do my best to not allow the family to know the full truth that their son or daughter died because they were stupid. So I ask you to take the time and visualize the face of your mother, father, spouse, son or daughter and imagine what they would be going through as a result of your senseless death. I ask that you continue to look out for one another and do the right thing always, as I do not want needlessly. NEWS FROM THE BAY SGTMAJ from page 2

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Super Troopers Congratulations to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers who recently received commanders coins! SGM Borlin MAJ Thompson CPT Jackson Paige Durrett Mason Brooks Francis Deloizaga Jake Cangelosi George Sloan Jeffery Hail re: information assurance Hi, Im Gert, the IA Buzzard. When I am not out cruising for fresh road kill from last night, I am out educating Joint Task Force Guantanamo about Information Assurance. Hey there is Clete and Buzz, fellow buzzards, hanging out by the Pirates Cove! There must be something tasty there! Hey Clete, what are you two doing with a laptop and a pair of binoculars? Well Gert, Buzz is getting user names and passwords from people and I am using the laptop to log into their social media. See, look at this Troopers Facebook; we changed his default picture to a picture of us. Dont we look handsome! steal names and passwords from unsuspecting persons. To combat this type of attack, be aware of your surroundings, use screen guards, and look around to see if someone is interested in what you are doing. Dont sit next to windows where your screen is exposed to the outside. Doing these simple things will help you eliminate your risk of being a victim of a social engineering attack. Okay, Im heading to the beach now. While you humans have UFC, we have going to be there I need his autograph for my collection. Stop the shoulder surfers! COMMAND INFORMA TION THE WIRE | PAGE 5 We as Soldiers need to realize the impor tance of taking care of our fellow Troopers both on and off duty. Active Duty, all here at Joint Task Force Guantanamo to complete a mission to the best of our ability. This is a combined, not individual, effort to make the mission a success, and in order to be successful we must set each other up for suc cess. We are in the world spotlight by virtue of being at Guantanamo, and there are factions that are waiting for us to stumble so they can uncommon to be praised for a mission well done by the international media; instead they focus on past mistakes. We, as a professional detention force, learn from our mistakes, no matter how minor, and strive to improve. Just as any infantryman would continue to improve but within the confines of concertina wire and layers of fencing. Remember we are the ones who are consummate professionals and tions arena. Our activities off duty also affect the mission here at Guantanamo. If at any point you have to ask yourself if it is a good idea, then its probably not, especially when involving alcohol. There are plenty of Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities on base to keep Troopers occupied; unfortunately it only takes one bad decision for everyone to feel the pain. I ask that you as Troopers and battle buddies, wingmen and shipmates look after each other and take care of issues before they grow out of control. If we all pitch in and help when we see a potential issue, then it may not escalate into an unavoidable problem. The bottom line is that we need to take care of each other as a family member would take care of his or her own. Someone once said that you can choose your friends but not your family. With that being said, you may not like all of your family down here but you still cannot let them do something stupid and sully the family name. As I look around at the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen here at JTF Guantanamo, I think to myself what a truly professional force we have on duty here in the Joint Task Force, and I would like to thank everyone for their professionalism that makes this mission a success.If at any point you have to ask yourself if it is a good idea, then its probably not, especially when involving alcohol. TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 4 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! The Math of RiskHave you ever wondered how we calculate risk? Risk is the probability an adversary will gain knowledge of your Critical Information and the impact if the adversary is successful. To have any type of risk you must have three things:1) Threat 2) Vulnerability and 3) Impact. If anyone one of those is missing, then there is no risk. So with this information we can use the following equations: Threat X Vulnerability X Impact = Risk, or Probability X Impact = Risk. So use these equations in calculating risk. You might be riskier than you think. First Sgt. Jeffrey CulbersonFirst Sergeant, th MP Company Taking care of each other under arduous circumstancesTrooper to Trooper

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ilitary life guar antees that all of us will miss important occa sions, even our own birthdays. It goes without saying that its difficult to be away from family and friends and home. But or so birthdays, how many of them will you Wednesday, with all the 4th of July amenities Guantanamo Bay had to offer. The running people almost never forgetting our birthdays. Having such an auspicious date, however, comes with its drawbacks even on the civilian side of life. Although nearly everyone has the day off from work, other peoples 4th of July parties and family commitments tended to keep birthday gatherings throughout my birthday (19, military police one station unit spent low-crawling through dusty, smelly rubber chips as collective punishment for someone elses raucous behavior at the USO fireworks show. But so far in my budding military career, it always goes to show that I spent my second military birthday 12 hours of training missions followed by four hours of gate guard duty and getting attacked by the month-old butter bars, lemon poppy seed Meal Ready to Eat pound cake topped with squeezy-tube buttercream frosting someone sent in a care package. My cheeky West Point pal, after helping me conof the waterproof matches for me in lieu of candles. My third military birthday (24, Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md.) was mostly on the road, as home was a few hours away and the powers that be let us take a long ing the speed limit I hadnt had a drop of liquor all day but droves of cops were on the road). The Baltimore display sparkled into view through the trees by the time I reached the twin Maryland/Chesapeake House rest stops for a double espresso around 10 p.m. Maybe some of these moments felt less than ideal at the time, especially when tired, dirty, alone, and missing home, but I can look back on these times and think about how side the military can appreciate that, or make lemonade out of lemon cake. Though both sound fairly delicious. Happy 236th birthday, America, and happy birthday to everyone who will be away TROOPER FOCUS M I cant go wrong with chocolate chip ice cream.Yeoman 2nd Class Claudia Toledothe boss says By Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher AmericasFocus Whats your favorite kind of ice cream?Boots on the Ground The Mint Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen.Sgt. My favorite ice cream is cookies and cream. Master Sgt. Jason JordanMy favorite is Bunny Tracks from Blue Bunny.Pfc. Orrin Goerdt THE WIRE | PAGE 6 I fell crazy, head-over-heels in love with months old sitting at Dairy Queen with my parents. It was the beginning of my obsession with the ice cream cones, Blizzards, and specialized banana splits that defined my childhood. Growing up with a familyowned ice cream parlor, I learned the art of Cup Blizzards, how to dip cones, and could cocoa fudges, way before I ever played t-ball. I cant remember ever not liking or want ing ice cream. I was born into the perfect family because I grew up around ice cream the local ice cream truck for a frozen bar. You know, not all ice cream is created alike It is a rarity for me to not succumb to my addiction for cold treats; whether I am enjoying soft serve blended with candy at DQ, savoring the sweet and creamy taste of frozen custard, or, on special occasions, ordering jumbo banana splits at the ice cream stand down the street. I can only imagine the different thoughts running through peoples minds as they walked by our family; each hot fudge and peanut butter topped with whip cream and rainbow sprinklesminus the banana of course. There are worse family traditions. To most, my passion often seems incompatible with my obsessive-compulsive need to run. I began running when I was 10 years old, training for the 1-mile competition long before iPods became an accessory found at every race. I quickly became infatuated with the challenge. I dont want music hear the sound of my sneakers landing on the ground or to listen as I struggle to control my breathing up a hill. Its the constant improvement and the euphoric feeling after It makes me happy. I have the most perfect conversations in my head. Ive solved most speaking with another soul. My compulsive desire to run does not taint my relationship with dessert. I am of the belief that life is about balance. I dont live by absolutes, so avoiding ice cream never crossed my mind. Ending my love affair with ness. If I dont have time for a long run, Ill focus on speed. If I want to enjoy an ice what makes you smile. Running and enjoying frozen treats are two things that I cant live without. My dependence on ice cream has yet to faltersomething my fianc was quick to enjoy running, but also a lover of ice cream, for frozen concoctions. I hate mornings that I dont begin with a run, so every weekend I drag him into morning runs with the promise of a Blizzard at the end of the trail. He was quick to convert his disdain for running as he was convinced that if he didnt learn to tolerate running, we would rarely see one another. I dont need a special month or a great run to enjoy the heat with a banana split and a spoon. The frozen dairy treat is quite possibly the perfect food. For those of you who may feel like you need a little justification ice cream, President Ronald Reagan is your hero. Proclaiming almost 28 years ago that ice cream is the perfect dessert and snack food, Reagan encouraged all Americans to celebrate frozen treats with appropriate cer emonies and activities. Cream Month, I suggest that you make your way to the closest ice cream parlor to enjoy a delightful ice cream dessert. After you go for a run. My frozen true love By Army Capt. Jennifer Palmeri FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7

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T America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. John Adams wrote those words to his wife Abigail the day after the Second Continental Congress approved the Resolution of Independence. Since declaring independence from Britain, Americans have been commemorating our independence day on July 4 because that is when the highly publicized Declaration of Independence was approved. He got the date wrong but he was spot on about the celebrations. certs, parades, cook outs, etc Even though Guantanamo Bay inhabitants dont reside in Guantanamo Bays Morale Welfare and Recreation organized a great party for island residents. The festivities included a family fun zone, a show by the band Anberlin, and I think its awesome just because at home sometimes I dont go out, said Sgt. Jessica say that I came out. Without MWR on the island, the festivities might have been lacking. Stephen Prestesater, and perform for the troops. We talked about it and we could come and be with all these people who cant be with able to come here and play a show and entertain people and give them a good time and show them we care, its really important. The event began at 6 p.m. in and around the Tiki Bar where attendees began to trickle in. By 8 p.m. the place was packed as the crowd watched Anberlins performance and As MWRs name implies, the nights festivities were a great morale booster for those Troopers who are away from their loved ones. It really boosts the morale. I dont think its just on a personal level but on a level thats higher than people think, said Spc. Aaron Findley. Even if youre in a war zone or a nonmind off the mission when youre not [at] the job. At the end of the night, those in attendance and the rest of Guantanamo Bay residents also remembered what the day was all about: the independence of our country. By Spc. Vanessa DavilaLET REIGN FREEDOM FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 8 FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9

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Master Sgt. Gregg Ramsdell and his daughter, Faith Marie Ramsdell, catch the sunset at Girl Scout Beach at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba June 25. photo by Spc. Ryan Hallock. Only days before the United States of America celebrated its 236th birthday on Independence Day, Soldiers of the th Military Police Battalion gathered at the Windjammer Ballroom June 30 to hold a ball in celebration of another important th birthday of the United States Army. The Continental Army, which would later become the U.S. Army, was created Continental Congress in order to defend the colonies against British forces. Although Minutemen, irregular colonial militias, had a few early successes against the highlydisciplined British regulars, it had quickly tion could not succeed on courage alone. An organized force would be necessary if the revolutionaries wished to be anything more than a footnote in history. The U.S. Army is actually older than the U.S. itself, because if it werent for peooperations noncommissioned officer for th. We owe all of our freedoms to servicemembers who were willing to sacriget them for us. Soldiers at the ball were given many honorable heritage, including watching a multimedia presentation on the Armys history. Hand-painted MP helmets decorated each table, honoring not only the Armys heritage but also that of the Military Police Corps. One lucky person at each table got to take a helmet home. Canteen cups, also th MP Bn. distinctive unit insignia, were given to each guest, along with a coin commemorating the event. Those in attendance enjoyed a cocktail and the presentation of the national colors. After the singing of the national anthem, guests proposed a toast to the nation and the Army, and honored those who have fallen in defense of freedom. Events like these are a great oppor tunity for Soldiers to look back on where they came from and to look forward into the future, at where theyre going, Baker said. The camaraderie generated between Soldiers, but also with those from other ser vices here, is invaluable. Guests enjoyed a formal steak dinner before dessert was presented in the form of a four-layer birthday cake. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jesse Rhymes, Joint Detention Group Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Borlin, Joint Task Force Guantanamo deputy comMichael Copley, the youngest Soldier present, cut the cake using a saber. The cakemore than enough for every one to have a piece and eat it toowas cake, guests were treated to a short speech Army. Following his speech, the color guard retired the colors and the formal part of the evening concluded with the singing of the Army Song. Soldiers. We couldnt give them anything less than that, Baker said. Master Sgt. Gregg Ramsdell and his daughter, Faith Marie Ramsdell, c Opposite: The 525th Military Police Battalion celebrated the Armys birthday with a four-layer birthday cake. deputy commander Brig. Gen James Lettko, Pvt. Michael Copley, the youngest Soldier in the 525th MP Bn., and JDG Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Borlin work together to cut the Armys birthday cake with a ceremonial saber. Bottom Left: Guests at the ball propose a toast to the U.S. Army. Bottom Right: The 525th MP Bn. color guard marches away after photos by Pvt. Loren Cook By Pvt. Loren CookHappy birthday, dear Army! FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEA TURE

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SERVICE NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 12 President nominates Grass as next National Guard chiefHasan trial set for Aug. 20 as judge denies continuancePresident Obama has nominated Army according to the Congressional Record. If confirmed, Grass would succeed the current chief, Air Force General Craig the assignment who also became the first the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I am thrilled and humbled by the oppor force of more than 460,000 men and women tic crises, Grass said. It is further humbling to be asked by the secretary of defense and footsteps. I look forward to ensuring the investment the American people have made able operational force continues to pay dividends. Grass also was nominated for appointment to the rank of general. The nomination has been sent to the U.S. deputy commander and as vice commander, Command, since 2010. He previously was 2008 to 2010. Grass was the director of mobilization and Reserve component affairs at U.S. European Guard. Grass has helped lead the command to anticipate, prepare and respond to threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility and as directed by the president or defense secretary provide defense support of civil authorities. Vermonts adjutant general, Air Force Major General Michael Dubie, was conwas commissioned in 1981 after 12 years service as an enlisted Citizen-Soldier. On the civilian side, Grass was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers. He has served in a wide variety of command and staff positions as a traditional Guard member, in the Active Guard and Reserve program and on active duty. repeatedly stressed the importance of the relationship between the combatant comand defense support of civil authorities misArmy psychiatrist accused of killing 12 solers injured will start as scheduled Aug. 20, a military judge ruled today. Army Col. Gregory Gross denied Maj. tinuance until December. Gross also submitted to questioning from Hasans defense counsel concerning whether he was biased against the accused and ruled that he was not and that no of that ruling, defense counsel stated their intention to appeal the military judges refusal to recuse himself to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. In another matter pertaining to the case, the judge ruled that the commanding general of 3rd Corps and Fort Hood and his staff judge advocate must make themselves available for a joint interview by defense counsel concerning the referral of the case for trial by court-martial. Hasan was not present in court today and viewed the proceedings via a closed-cir The judge announced that Hasan still was not clean-shaven as required by Army regulations, that the Army had declined to grant him a religious accommodation for the beard, and that the Army Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear his appeal of the judges decision last week to remove him from the courtroom because of the beard. pending motions and take up any new motions at a hearing scheduled for July 6. AT T HE READY By Army Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill How do you deal with being away?W The truth is there are many reasons, and these reasons will vary from person to person. They may even vary from deployment to deployment. I have been deployed three times, and each deployment has been unique. I will address a few of these reasons have spoken to throughout my career. Many troopers may miss creature comforts from home such as faster internet, favorite foods, or a vehicle. As military members, we have to deal with missing these comforts at home station and while deployed. I would encourage you not to make and my favorite food is chicken green chile Carolina, where they do not even know what I still do my best to enjoy what I am eating until I can take some leave and go home. Put some jalapenos with the enchiladas at the gal ley, and Im set. Basically, if you constantly focus on what something is not, you may never see it for what it is. If you are new to Guantanamo Bay and it may be due to a change in your routine. We are often creatures of habit, and a sudden change in routine due to deployment, PCS, or shift change may cause a change in ones mood. If this sounds like you, especially if developing a new rou tine. In addition to eating, and sleeping, try incorporating other activities into your routine. While it is important to take care of these basic needs, things like bowling, snorkeling, and bingo stress relief. If you are tired of your routine, look for ways to change it up. Try a new restaurant, go somewhere you have never been, or meet new people. Another stressor for many people I talk to is a perceived loss of support when separated from families and close friends. Often times we do not want to stress out those at home by talking about what we go through while we are away, but keeping quiet about what were going through may in fact induce stress. It is important to communicate with loved ones about how much they want to know, and how much we can tell them. Within the limits of OPSEC, talk to friends, loved ones, and coworkers about how you are doing while you are here. They want to know how you are doing just as you want to know how they are. Also, talk to them about often arise while we are gone, whether its car trouble or a child who is acting out. Most commonly, service members feel frustrated and/or helpless when we cannot be there where you are, and usually those on the other side will recognize you are trying. Focus on what you can control rather than what you cannot. Rely on what has worked for you in the past. If that is not working, then try some thing new. Ask others you see doing well, deployment is different even if its to the same place. Be patient with yourself and those around you as you make changes. Trying something once may not be enough. There is always a battle buddy, chaplain, or JSMART personnel to help as well. JSMART hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to MIND, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brett Custer JSMART Mind, Body & Spirit

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MOVIE REVIEW THE WIRE | PAGE 14 As a 20-something male, I dont watch many romantic comedies of my own volition. Im fortunate enough to be mar ried to a woman who doesnt make me watch them either, so its very rare indeed for me to set foot inside a theater while one is playing. When I do, my tastes run a lot closer to Judd So when I saw that The Five-Year Engagement, a so-called comedy about the journey between popping the question and tying the knot, was playing here, it was only the presence of producer Judd Apatow that convinced me to give it a shot. Our story begins with Tom (Jason Segel, The Muppets) proposing to Violet (Emily at a fancy restaurant in San Francisco; shes a British social psychology student trying to secure a spot in a post doctorate program at the University of California, Berkeley. Seeing as the movie is called The FiveYear Engagement rather than That Guy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Gets Rejected, she accepts. At an engagement party, Toms best Pratt, TVs Parks and Recreation) meets Violets sister Suzie (Alison Brie, TVs Mad Men) and they have a one-night stand that turns into a lifetime commit ment when Suzie ends up pregnant. The two are wed in a beautiful ceremony, upping the stakes for Violet and Toms own wedding. While Violet is planning the momentous event, she receives unpleasant news that she didnt get into UC Berkeley, but she was accepted at the University of Michigans two-year program. Tom agrees to put his culinary career on hold (he was going to be named head chef before he quit) and move to Michigan with her. This gear. Im not going to give away the entire movie, but suffice to say that things dont go perfectly for our couple in Michigan. The two run into problems and keep delaying their wedding, resulting in an engagement I like Jason Segel. He ran the risk of being a wacky sidekick, but he wisely avoided that trap and now appears in leading roles as often as not. Some critics found issue with the pairing of Jason Segel and the lovely Emily Blunt. I personally had no trouble accepting the pair ingthis wasnt Jason Segel as his schlubbish a genuinely caring and loving man with a lot did. This movie billed itself as a romantic comedy, and genuinely fulfills that name. Too many romantic comedies are really so with this one, as it delivers laughs from the very beginning and keeps them coming throughout, without forgetting the romantic part either. This movie handled character development quite well. We saw our main couple, Tom and Violet, as well as our secondary beginning of the movie and Suzie was a sister jealous of her siblings success, the two were forced to grow up together and serve as a catalyst in getting Tom and Violet to address their own problems. What really resonated with me, and accounts for the high rating Im giving the How will I know if this person is truly right personal life, or does one have to take pre ing some of the themes in my own life right now. A lot of the conflict in this film was Tom was willing to be a martyr to the cause of Violets happiness, but didnt communicate with her about how unhappy he was. Because of his unhappiness, they both ended up unhappy. I think this movie should be mandaI thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It made into it, but it also made me think about what was going on with my own life and how I could avoid the problems I was seeing played out on screen. I think thats worth at least four banana rats, but you should watch this movie for yourself and see what you think.THEFIVE-YEAREngagement By Pvt. Loren Cook Movie ReviewR 124 min. BULLETIN BOARD THE WIRE | PAGE 15 GTMO Religious ServicesNAVSTA Main ChapelDaily 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. Protestant Communion Sunday 9:30 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Islamic Service Friday 1 p.m. Room C Intense Spiritual Fitness Power Lunch! Study the Book of Romans with Chaplain Chouest Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m. JTF Command Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.JTF Trooper ChapelFor other services, contact the NAVSTA For more information, contact the Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 7 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 6 8 9 10 12 11 Battleship(PG-13) 8 p.m.Prometheus(R) 10 p.m.Dark Shadows (PG-13) 8 p.m.T hink Like a Man (PG-13) 10 p.m.T he Five-Y ear Engagement (Last Showing)(R) 8 p.m.T he Avengers(PG-13) 10 p.m.Battleship(PG-13) 8 p.m.T he Raven (R) 10 p.m.T he Raven(R) 8 p.m.T hink Like a Man(PG-13) 8 p.m.Madagascar 3(PG) 8 p.m.T he Pirates! (Last Showing)(PG) 8 p.m.Brave(PG) 8 p.m.Dark Shadows (PG-13) 8 p.m.T he Five-Y ear Engagement (Last Showing) (R) 8 p.m.T he Pirates! (Last Showing)(PG) 8 p.m.Brave (PG) 8 p.m.Madagascar 3(PG) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Camp America :00 :20 :40 Gazebo :02 :22 :42 NEX Trailer :03 :23 :43 Camp Delta 2 :06 :26 :46 KB 373 :10 :30 :50 TK 4 :12 :32 :52 JAS :13 :33 :53 TK 3 :14 :34 :54 TK 2 :15 :35 :55 TK 1 :16 :36 :56 West Iguana :18 :38 :58 Windjammer / Gym :21 :41 :01 Gold Hill Galley :24 :44 :04 NEX :26 :46 :16 96 Man Camp :31 :51 :11 NEX :33 :53 :13 Gold Hill Galley :37 :57 :17 Windjammer / Gym :36 :56 :16 West Iguana :39 :59 :19 TK 1 :40 :00 :20 TK 2 :43 :03 :23 TK 3 :45 :05 :25 TK 4 :47 :07 :27 KB 373 :50 :10 :30 Camp Delta 1 :54 :14 :32 IOF :54 :14 :34 NEX Trailer :57 :17 :37 Gazebo :58 :18 :38 Camp America :00 :20 :40 Guantanamo Bay Bus ScheduleAll buses run on the hour, 7 days/week from 5 a.m. 1 a.m. SAFE RIDE84781 Caribbean Coffee & Cream 77859 Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. 1-10 p.m. Jerk House 2535 Sun.-Th. 5-9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 5-10 p.m. Bowling Center 2118 Mon.-Fri. 6-11 p.m. Fri. 6 p.m.-12 a.m Sat. 1 p.m.-12 a.m. Sun. & Holidays 1-11 p.m. MWR Liberty Centers 2010 Deer Point: Mon.-Fri. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Marine Hill: Mon.-Th. 11-12 a.m. Fri. 11-2 a.m., Sun. 9-12 a.m. Tierra Kay: Sun-Th. 7-12 a.m. Fri. & Sat. 7-2 a.m. Camp America open 24 hours Pirates Cove Th.-Sat. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Cuban Club 75962 (call ahead!) Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. McDonalds 3797 Mon.-Th. 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat. 5 a.m.-2 a.m. Sun. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Windjammer Cafe Mon.-Th. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 5-10 p.m. Sun. 5-9 p.m. OKellys Irish Pub Mon.-Th. 5-9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun. 5-9 p.m.GTMO Quick Reference

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The 525th Military Police Battalion conducted one last battalion run June 29 with the Commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Wynder. The 525th MP Bn. welcomes Lt. Col. Darcy Overbey today as Wynders relief. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond After the run, Sgt Maj. Mike Barnes says farewell to 525th Military Police Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Wynder. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Joshua Hammond



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Capt. William dochertyChief of Staff, JTF Guantanamo What could possibly go wrong? Thats a question we should all be asking ourselves every day as we perform our mission, engage in recreational activities, and go about our daily routine. Without taking the time to think through the possible things that could go wrong, theres no way to thoughtfully consider the secondand third-order effects of actions to avoid those things. Theres also no way to make an accurate evaluation whether the things that could go wrong are really so the action youre planning are worth the chance that some thing will actually go wrong. For most of us, this thought process was instilled in us when we were children. We learned to evaluate the pros and cons of various activities and courses of action as we learned to ask ourselves questions like Will I get hurt? or Will I get in trouble? or Will I make my family look bad? As adults, we have learned a more refined decision-making tool to help identify risks of action. This is called Operational Risk Management, or ORM. steps of ORM: identify the hazards, assess the hazards, make risk decisions, implement controls, and supervise. While all the steps are of equal importance, it is Step 1: What could possibly go wrong? that we need to revisit most frequently. Remember that hazards arent just physical dangers like I might sprain my ankle if I slide into second base or I could damage my vehicle and injure/ kill myself or others by driving while dis tracted. They include the risks to mission accomplishment, unit morale, and the reputation of the United States and Department of Defense. If you dont take the time to think through everything that could possibly go wrong, then there is no way you can properly evaluate the potential negative consequences (hazards) associated with an activity or action. is important to also understand the tools four basic principles, as these will help you take appropriate action to manage risks once all possible hazards have been thought through: accept risk when accept no unnecessary risk, anticipate and manage risk by planning, and make risk decisions at the right level. Many of the risk decisions to increase safety and ensure mission accomplishment have been codified in Standard Operating Procedures, policies, instructions, and regulations; however, each of us is still faced with a huge number of potential hazards every day. them from causing injury or damage to our selves, our fellow Troopers, our unit, or our family. Be smart out there, continue to ask what could possibly go wrong? and use the tools of ORM to help keep us all safe while executing our mission every day.Ccommand orner Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. John W. Smith Jr. Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Capt. Robert Durand: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley: 9927 Operations Officer Army Maj. Jon Powers: 3649 Command Information Officer Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher: 3499 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant: 8141The WireSenior Editor Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Layout Editor Army Sgt. Ryan Hallock Copy Editor Spc. Vanessa Davila Assistant Editor Pvt. Loren Cook Photojournalists Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Joshua Hammond Webmaster Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith SimmonsContact usEditors Desk: 3499 Commercial: 011-5399-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html COMMAND CORNER THE WIRE | PAGE 2 Covers: Cmdr. Erik A. Spitzer, Lt. Col. Darcy Overbey, and Lt. Col. Elmer Norvell assume command of Joint Task Force Guantanamo elements. The JTF rotational force guarantees frequent personnel changes; in this case, the NEGB, the 525th MP BN, and Prime BEEF, respectively. photos by Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond THE WIRE | PAGE 3 INDEXThe Wire July 13, 2012 Smash a car! Have a ball! Motorcycle safety NEGB, BEEF, and 525th change command Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movie: BraveThe 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 1,300.5 7 8 10 14 Jewish religious support availableJewish chaplain support will be available July 10-24. For more information, call the NAVSTA Religous Ministry Department at 2323. Navy advancement exams JTF Sailors: exams are coming up. If you are an individual augmentee to Guantanamo, contact NCCS Stanford at 9541 or email PS1 OHara at christina.ohara@usnbgtmo.navy. mil as soon as possible to get your name on the exam list. Its your career! JSMART extended hoursThe Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team now has extended hours! Stop by JSMART, located by the Trooper Chapel and grab a little relaxation time. Operating hours are now 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Selling your vehicle?Need to sell or transfer ownership of a vehicle? If you buy a vehicle on island, you will need a bill of sale to properly register the vehicle. Current owner has to complete the bill of sale. Vehicle must be registered to cur rent owner (seller).To obtain the bill of sale you are required to show your current registration as proof of ownership. Contact Naval Legal Service Office Southeast at 4692. Help the Red CrossThe Red Cross is requesting volunteer instructors to lend support to the community. please call the station manager at 2511. Call Safe Ride!Out drinking? Thinking about driving? Put the keys down! Save your life, the lives of others, and your career. Call 84913/84781. Use travel insurance!If you have friends or family visit ing over the summer, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo recommends you get travel insurance if your visitor is not active duty or an active duty dependent. The average price of an urgent medevac is an option for those who have to be medically evacuated off-station. Paperclips closed them by Wednesday or youll get bent out of shape! Paperclips Etc. will be closed July 19 and 20 for annual inventory. The store will resume normal hours June 23. For more information, call 74603. North East Gate TourWant to learn about the history and lineage of the North East Gate and the United States Marines at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay? Meet at the Marine Hill Parade Deck at 11 a.m. on the third Friday of every month for the North East Gate Tour. For more information, call 2344. Learn to be a lifeguard! NAVSTA Security car washThey may see you rollin, but theyre not hatin. This Saturday, let the MAs catch you ridin dirty, and theyll wash your car for a donation. The car wash will be held at the Downtown Lyceum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Without taking the time to think through the possible things that could go wrong, theres no way to thoughtfully consider the secondand third-order effects of those things. NEWS FROM THE BAY Learn to lifeguardYou guard lives every day while youre in the military, but howd you like to learn to be a lifeguard? Starting July 21, the Red Cross offers a class that will teach you just that! For $80, you get all the instruction you need to the Denich Gym as soon as possible, as space is limited. For more information, call Tony at 84968. Cloudy skies for Air SunshineUntil further notice, recreational flights will only be available through IBC Travel. Only service members returning from R&R leave are authorized a reserved seat on the rotator. Personnel on pass will not have seats reserved. For further information, call Air Sunshines customer service desk at 1-800-327-8900. For more information on your pass, ask your chain of command or call the Joint Personnel Center at 9763.

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Fourth truly stands for. I leave you with a quote from Samuel Adams about the Constitution of the United States: The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They pur chased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation enlightened as it is if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or of designing men. T2T from page 4 To vote absentee, call ET1 Robles at 4721 or register online at http://www.fvap.gov/index.html Remember, its your right to voteAuto show is smash hit!The Navy Ball Committee charged for a chance to swing at an old Chevy Suburban with a sledgehammer to raise money for the Navys 237th birthday ball. photo by Pvt. Loren Cook July is a month that most Americans look forward to for a couple of different reasons. One is that it is the half way point for the year, and people are starting to focus on the summer weather and on having fun dur ing this time. Let us not forget the real reason that July is such a memorable month. This month, during the American Revolution, marked the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain. The date most people remember is that of July 4, 1776 but in fact the initial separation from Great Britain was voted on and approved by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776. A declaration was written in one day by five members of the committee and voted on and approved by Congress July 4, 1776. Regardless of our branch of service we all took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As we may not be downrange capturing the worlds most dangerous criminals, we stand here in Guantanamo Bay guarding some of the most dangerous criminals in the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year without any complaining. Why do we do this? It is because we have a love for our country and will do whatever it takes to keep it safe. We look back on our forefathers who fought and won our independence and continue the esprit de corps, honor and commitment that are needed to defend our country no mat ter where it takes us in this world or what is asked of us to ensure its safety. Thinking back on our July Fourth barbeques, fireworks, and events, let us remember what we really celebrate: our independence! We have fought on many difremaining constant has been our loyalty to our country and the freedom that we pro tect. My family has fought in almost every war that the United States has been in, and I hope that we continue this tradition in our family. I think about my grandfather and his time in the Navy during World War II and and how much pride they took in wearing the I ask you to take time out of your day and think of those who came before you. Think of those who will come after you and the sacrifices that we have all made to ensure that we remain a free country. These rights, which have been defended since 1776 and which are still defended today, are what July See T2T on Page 5A line of cars was parked at the Downtown Lyceuma Datsun a Mazda RX-8, and several of the ever-present Ford Mustangsall clean and gleaming in the bright sunlight. Such a scene wouldnt bear comment in Los Angeles, but here at Guantanamo Bay, its a bit more uncommon. Last Saturday, the Navy Ball Committees Car Show Plus made this unusual sight possible, while providing many other attractions for the GTMO community to enjoy. Guantanamo Bay residents could enjoy a good meal, test their might in a Humvee pulling contest, or take out their frustrations by smashing an old junked vehicle with a sledgehammer. All proceeds generated from the event went toward the Navys upcoming 237th birthday ball. Ive been to a number of car shows in other places, but I havent seen one in the year and a half Ive been here, so I thought this would be a good way for us to raise some money and for people to show off The Navy Ball Committee charged registration fees to enter a car into the show and for entry into the Humvee-pull contest. Additionally, they sold barbecue and the chance to take a swing at an old Chevy Suburban with a sledgehammer. The Suburban was abandoned here, so the Department of Public Works donated it to us for people to smash it to bits, Perez said. Its cathartic, and how often do you get to smash a vehicle while the police are watching and have them thank you? nitely better than the other entries and won Best in Show, but another category was also awarded at the show: Island Beater. That prize went to Hospitalman Josh Earhart and his 1974 Ford Mustang. I was the only entry in the category, so I cant say Im surprised, but its still a great honor to win, Earhart said. Ive been working on recognition for keeping this old thing running. TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 4 COMMAND INFORMA TION THE WIRE | PAGE 5 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Commissions OPSECCommissions are a time of increased focus on both NAVSTA and JTF-GTMO. It is important to remember that we will have an increase in media and other visitors to the base in support of this very important operation. Here are some OPSEC reminders: Always use the need to know principle. Do not talk about work-related material outside the realm of your work environment. Practice 100% shred with paper materials. Remember to stay clear of commission activities and obey all posted restricted area and no photography signs. Do not engage in personal photography of military vehicles, facilities or operations. Protect our personnel, visitors and base while ensuring safe, secure operations. Use OPSEC!Master sgt. justin smithcamp v csb, th mp bn By Army Pvt. Loren Cook What Independence Means To MeTrooper to Trooper

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Spc. Jason McGoran, a Trooper assigned to the 193rd Military Police Company, demonstrates proper protective equipment as he dons his helmet in preparation for the Marine Corps Motorcycle Ride June 22. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Super Troopers Congratulations to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers who recently received commanders coins! MAJ Handy SSG Baker SGT Baker SPC Potter Servicemembers coming off deployment greater than 180 days are required to attend Motorcycle Refresher Training (MRT), and all motorcyclists are encouraged to take the Experienced Rider Course (ERC). TROOPER FOCUS eing deployed at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay is no easy job. The hours are often long, leaving Troopers little time to themselves. It is quite a feat then that Sgt. Dora L. Brock, detainee library non plete her bachelors degree in the year she was deployed to Guantanamo. While here, because of my grades, I made the honor roll, Brock said about her studies. I took advantage of all the activities that went on here at [GTMO] but my main focus was my studies. Brock earned a bachelors degree in criminal justice, an area of study she is familiar with being an investigator with her local sher achievement when you consider that shes 53 years old. The main reason was to show my kids that its never too late, Brock said about why college. Ive always wanted to finish my stances of life I was not able to but I never stopped. Whether it was one class here and there I never stopped. At 21 credits shy of her bachelors degree, Brock enrolled in her universitys acceler ated track which allowed her to complete classes in five weeks, thus allowing her to Although the online path allowed her greater still faced some challenges. The downside is, for a person my age, it was a little bit harder to get used to the computer work and meeting deadlines and the essays, said Brock. But once I got into it and I learned the school had a lot of resources to help me I just [did it]. Brock is set to leave the island this weekend as her tour comes to an end. She has no plans to stop though as it is her goal now to complete a masters degree in education. The masters is like my gift to me, said Brock. Its going to be my ultimate accomplishment.B Hometown: Im a Georgiarican Time in Service: about 13 years Favorite College Course: ForensicsAdvice to junior Troopers: Never give up on your goals and achievements, because as long as you put your mind to it anything is possible.Bullet Bio By Spc. Vanessa Davila Focus TrooperSafe riding: a way of life that preserves life so much for civil rights without compromising his principles of nonviolence.Spc. Brandon DanielsNot many Joint Task Force Troopers have their motorcycle here at Guantanamo. That mode of transportation is sitting, waiting for them back home. Before you throw your leg over the seat, you need to think about the riding skills you learned in the Motorcycle Safety Foundations (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) or a similar program. These are required courses in order to ride while serving in uniform. Recently, the American Motorcyclist Association published a list of safe riding tips. These timeless pieces of advice are from a motorcycle crash study completed three decades ago, showing that not much has changed to stay safe on two wheels. Dont drink and drive, and dont speed. These seem like no-brainers, but both remain leading causes in crashes. Speaking of brains, a helmet tops the list of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This is not where you want to go cheap; at a minimum the helmet needs a DOT approved protection. While many states are helmet optional, wearing that brain bucket in a crash reduces brain injuries by 67 percent and you are one third less likely to die as compared to riders without a helmet. On military bases, gloves and a longsleeved garment complete the minimum PPE for the upper body. A riding jacket is optional but offers the best abrasion protection. Some jackets have insets to save your back, shoulders or elbows in the event you fall. When it comes to your lower half, how many times have you seen someone riding with shorts and sandals, thinking to yourself that they are just looking for a skin graft? Thirty percent of all motorcycle injuries involve the leg and foot, and these are not all from crashes, but include injuries from hot Military riders need to wear long pants and over the ankle footwear. For the best protection, riding pants and boots are the To see the importance of the right riding apparel, the MSF Fools Gear, Cool Gear video at www.msf-usa.org gives you a guided tour from head to toe, comparing complement of safety gear to the risks of riding with inadequate protection, showing you can be safe in style. The allure of open rural roads with the scenery and turns are some of the best blacktop to travel on. But those roads present unique hazards like slow moving farm equipment and animals. Many a rider tells of hitting a deer or other large animal. The same goes for military installations, whether in cantonment or out near the ranges. Just ask N.J. that put me in a cast for two months; luckily the bike was not hurt. Intersections are where you face the greatest danger. The most common motorcycle accident is when a driver of a car makes a left turn in front of an approaching motorcycle. Slowing down at intersections and wearing bright clothing, reflective belts and added running lights on your bike, all add to keep ing you safe. There is always a mental judgment to be made when you see a problem ahead: brake or swerve? If a car is tailgating, then braking is probably not a good option. If it is a twoswerve could be a head-on accident. The rule of thumb at speeds less than 30 miles per hour: its better to swerve. One last fact from the study was that riders who have rider education are less involved in accidents. Besides refreshing your BRC every three years, military owners of sport bikes need to attend the MSFs Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC). Servicemembers coming off deployment greater than 180 days are required to attend Motorcycle Refresher Training (MRT), and all motorcyclists are encouraged to take the Information on the classes is available at safety offices or online. The Army Motorcycle Mentorship Program website is Or, check out www.navymotorcyclerider.com or the MSF website. To ride safe back home, remember all your training and you will enjoy the freedom of motorcycling, without becoming what some medical folks like to call riders: organ donors. By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Sgt. Dora L. Brock If you could hang out with anyone in history, who would it be?Boots on the Ground Mikey NocedaMarilyn Monroe. She came from nothing and worked her way up to the top.Tech. Sgt. Korrin Trumpeter swers to so many questions.Pfc. THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7

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By Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn On a blustery early evening, the Soldiers stood in formation awaiting the inevi table. The sun was slowly sinking over the horizon; it not only marked the end of a day but an end of an era for them. The tides of change were upon them and they stood ready to answer the call. On July 5, the 525th Military Police Battalion bid a fond farewell to Lt. Col. Christopher Wynder and embraced their new commander, Lt. Col. Darcy Overbey, with open arms. During his tenure as the commander of the 525th, Wynder has seen more than 2,000 Soldiers pass through his battalion. They included four external security companies and three iterations of battalion staff, all comprised of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard troops. Wynder stood in front of his troops one last time and delivered a heartfelt speech. We could not conduct our detention operations mission efforts without the collec tive efforts of each and every one of you, he expressed to his troops. He stated that regardless of their military occupational skill, their work inside and out of the camps was important, and he appreciated all their hard work and effort. Since taking command, the 525th has produced two United States Army South Noncommissioned Officers of the Year as well as this years Joint Task Force senior and junior Trooper of the year. After a prover bial laundry list of accomplishments, Wynder summed up how he saw the Soldiers of his beloved command. There are many more accomplishments, but the 525th Soldiers do not seek out fame or glory, said Wynder. You just do your job every single day with pride and professionalism. I saw it in your eyes daily that you cared about the mission. the Soldiers to do two things: take pride in your work and strive for excellence every day. Overbey kept her speech short and to the point. She promised the Soldiers that she would be completely dedicated to the mission and to them. She thanked Wynder for all the valuable information he bestowed upon her. Chris, there is no doubt that you have made a lasting impression on this unit and all of the Soldiers that have been part of this bat talion over the past two years, she said. Easing the minds of her Troopers she dures remain in effect. Wynder winds down command of 525th Several Joint Task Force Guantanamo elements bid farewell to Cuba Thursday, taking with them up to a years worth of shared knowledge, experience, and good times. I met a lot of special people, said out going Joint Visitor Bureau deputy director Army Capt. Eddie RosaRamos. Im going to miss you all. Members of the Army Reserves 641st Regional Support Group, the Georgia Army National Guards 170th Military Police Company, and the Missouri Air National Guards Base Emergency Engineer Force (Prime BEEF) boarded the ferry, and sev eral remaining Troopers participated in the traditional jump off the Ferry Landing pier to say goodbye to their friends. While the rotational force guarantees frequent personnel changes, the friendships forged here will certainly last a long time. Meanwhile, elements of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard have assumed their new roles. The mission doesnt change, said Brig. Gen. James Lettko, JTF Guantanamo Deputy Commander. We rely on the new folks to compare the Standard Operating Procedures and make corrections. The new team asks the questions and improves the SOPs. Its a positive thing. Pick up a future edition of The Wire for full coverage of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard! By Army 1st Lt. Amelia ThatcherPulling anchor, setting sail FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 8 FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Sgt. Maj. Mike Barnes takes the 525th Military Police Battalions guidon from Lt. Col. Christopher Wynder to formally transfer command to Lt. Col. Darcy Overbey. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond Soldiers of the 525th Military Police Battalion hold the guidon at the battalions change of command ceremony. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond

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Troopers at the Marine Hill Gyms jiu-jitsu class pratice the proper technique for choking an opponent. The class meets three times a week to practice the Gentle Art. photo by Sgt. Brett Perkins Its a typical Friday evening on Guantanamo Bay. The sun has just set and a wind gently whispers across the top of Marine Hill. I step to the door of the Marine Hill Fitness Center and try to pull open the double doors. Its stuck. Another quick tug and it opens to a dimly lit cardio area. Am I in the right place? I head towards another set of doors through which I can see a lighted room beyond. I enter the next room; its a large open gym with a mixed formation of eleven service members. The man wears a stands in a gi with a yellow sash belted around his waist. The man calls the group to attention and they bow. Jiu-jitsu has been called the Gentle Art; the instructor calls it soft and gentle. This seems apt as the students are taught to roll left, right, and forward. The instructor then clears the mats of everyone and has his assistant get on the ground on his arms and thighs. The students then take turns rolling over the top of the man. Soft: that is the operative word here. From a soft roll off of your toes, to the barest touch of sleeve to back as the roll is executed, backs, some on their knees, and one even simply skips over the top of the assistant instructor instead of rolling. Amid the laughs I spawned Brazilian jiu-jitsu? Next, the instructor pairs everyone up and begins teaching them the basics of using pressure points. Students begin by choking their opponent who is taught to break the hold and take their opponent to the ground where they are instructed to apply pressure until the other student taps. Suddenly the words soft and gentle seem slightly less appropriate. The class concludes with the same exercise as before, only at a slightly higher elevation this time; the assistant instructor on the palm of his hands and the balls of his feet, the students rolling over his back. This class is about the basics of jiu-jitsu, almost anyone could join this class and participate. Motivations bringing people into this class vary. The instructor is a lifelong martial artist who got started to improve at his job. A Soldier is here because he is already familiar with the art and is looking to keep his skills current. No matter the reason, this looks to be good physical training. Meeting three times a week at 8:00 pm, it still makes me wonder, who was the man that named this discipline? To me it looks as though jiu-jitsu is anything but soft and gentle. I can honestly say Im not a great bowler. In fact, its not even a question: Im average at best. Did the ball roll down the lane and knock over some white things? Then mission accomplished. Personally, Ive always thought of bowling as a social sport. Its a way to meet new people, get to know people better, and have a couple of drinks, all the while praying Im not the worst one play ing that night. According to Cliff Exley, Public Works Facilities Manager for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) and the GTMO bowling league president, that is exactly what its all about. One of the best things about the league is the fun you have playing, said Exley. The people participating, the competitive ness and the fun are all the best things about it. This particular incarnation of the league started a little more than a month ago and is running for 12 weeks. Due to the constant transfer of personnel at GTMO, we try to have more short leagues as opposed to long ones, said Exley. This allows for maximum participation for anyone who wants to join. rience with a bowling league, the learning curve has been steep. Figuring out the handicaps and averages, points for games won and most pins scored; its all a new world to me, but so far its been a fun experience. Spc. Davon Gaines, a Joint Task Force Guantanamo Trooper bowling for the team Keepin It Real, said the same thing. Ive only been bowling for about six months, but the league has challenged me to get better every week, said Gaines. Im glad my friends asked me to join. Typically, the league meets on Mondays at GTMOs own bowling alley, Marblehead Lanes, at 6:30 p.m. Two teams will then play three games against each other, using averages, handicaps and total downed pins to calculate the score. We have several key people that make this league happen, as well as a lot of help from MWR, said Exley. But ultimately, its the people that make this fun. The more people that show up, the more fun I have. Exley also added that GTMOs leagues are not sanctioned by any professional or non-professional bowling organizations. Typically, bowlers register with a particular organization and can then go anywhere in the country and retain their average; not so at GTMO. The average one establishes here wont be able to be carried anywhere else, and vice versa. So far, Im enjoying the bowling league. You dont need a ball or, to be honest, any skill whatsoever. Im still not the best bowler, and am still happy when, by some miracle, I hear the sound the ball makes when it crashes into the pins. Im always given a quick about the bowling: its about the fun. By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler By Army Sgt. Brett Perkins Soft an d Gentle: The art of jiu-jitsu FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURE

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The Battle of Raspberry CreekFifty Marines against a brigadeThrive, dont just survive, while in Guantanamo BayThere are many inspiring, dynamic, self Troopers take advantage of the activities at Guantanamo Bay, for instance, by participating in the April Red Cross Run. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson SERVICE NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 12 MIND, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 13 2nd See MARINES Page 15Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith SimmonsIN THE FIGHT Mind, Body & Spirit

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BULLETIN BOARD THE WIRE | PAGE 15 MARINES from page 12 machine gun team leader with Weapons Plt., Co. G. 1833The Aussies eventually made their way remained. With a SAW and two rifles, the last of Co. G. cut down a number of soldiers before being eliminated. Later, coming up on 2000 hours, the as the Australians cleared all remaining areas, swept for additional mines and searched for improvised explosive devices. The battle was been silenced. While Exercise Hamel tests the operational capabilities of the Australian 1st Brigade, the leadership, from the top right down to the ing opportunity is treated as a real scenario. foreign militaries is a great experience. Weve Exercise Hamel 2012 is a multi-national Corps, Australian Army and New Zealand Army, aimed at certifying the Australian 1st Brigade for operational deployment. GTMO Religious ServicesNAVSTA Main ChapelDaily 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. Protestant Communion Sunday 9:30 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Islamic Service Friday 1 p.m. Room C Intense Spiritual Fitness Power Lunch! Study the Book of Romans with Chaplain Chouest Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m. JTF Command Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.JTF Trooper ChapelFor other services, contact the NAVSTA For more information, contact the Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 14 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 13 15 16 17 19 18 Brave(PG) 8 p.m.Battleship(PG-13) 10 p.m.What to Expect When Youre Expecting (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m.The Dictator (NEW) What to Expect When Youre Expecting (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m.The Dictator (NEW) Brave(PG) 10 p.m.The Avengers (PG-13) 10 p.m.The RavenBattleship(PG-13) 8 p.m.The Avengers(PG-13) 8 p.m.The RavenThink Like a Man(PG-13) 8 p.m.Think Like a Man (PG-13) 8 p.m.Dark Shadows (PG-13) 8 p.m.The Dictator(NEW) The Dictator(NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m.Dark Shadows(PG-13) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley MOVIE REVIEW THE WIRE | PAGE 14 I time, my only exposure to computer animation had been from watching the TV show pletely computer-animated TV series, and was a great show, but its early episodes suffered from very primitive animation. was nothing more than a tool for telling a For that reason, it still holds up well today. Pixar has remained true to their original formula since then, putting out a string of excellent movie. Our story begins with the tomboy enjoying a day to herself, free from her mother, Queen Elinor (voiced by Emma ine spends most of her days learning to be a proper lady under her mothers tutelage, but yearns to be freeto feel the wind in her flowing red hair, to ride her horse through the Scottish countryside practicing Corps recruiting commercial. Her comfortable world is shattered when suitors from three other clans show up at the castle to win her hand. The suitors, each are set to engage in feats of strength or tests and suggests they have an archery contest. shell win her own hand! She easily bests each suitor in archery, humiliating the clans and earning the ire of her mother. away into the forest, where she stumbles her to cast a spell to change her mother. and she has to scramble to undo the damage she has wrought before she ruins her mothers life. This is what anyone could tell about the movie just from watching the trailer, and to draw viewers in with a trailer that only shows scenes from the beginning of the movie, instead of giving away plot points. T2, we were supposed to be surprised when Arnold Schwarzenegger turned out to be visually-stunning movies, but the visuals in this movie still stunned me with their The voice performances in this movie were very good. Scottish characters were played predominantly by Scottish actors, actually had a wee bit o trouble understandturned on. The fantastic settings and funny accents are just window-dressing, however, for the underlying plot of a daughter and mother but a compelling one. revealed Pixars secret to writing effective characters in a happy, contented state, and then to bring them out of their comfort zone. The rest of the movie is the actions of the characters trying to return to the themselves along the way. and details may be different, but the under lying plot is almost the same. that. see, but there has never been a Pixar movie worth a watch. You stay classy, Guantanamo. By Pvt. Loren Cook Movie ReviewPG 100 min. 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