The wire
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Title: The wire
Uniform Title: Wire (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba)
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Language: English
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Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 07-20-2012
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Its July in Guantanamo Bay and were in the middle of the dog days of summer. But here at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, life is of constant change as we welcome new key leaders, Troopers and units into the Joint Task Force family. This month we can say thank you for a job well done to the two units which served as the Army component of the Joint Detention Group and the Joint Task Force Headquarters: the 170th Military Police Battalion and the 641st Regional Support Group. These two units were drawn from the Georgia Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve to form the cadre of Army leaders and Soldiers that ultimately served at these two key headquarters. Last Friday we witnessed the transfer of authority for the Base Emergency Engineer Force (Prime BEEF) from the Missouri Air National Guard. They performed in a superb manner and were very busy for the Military Commissions in maintaining the Camp Justice infrastructure. We also bid farewell and thank you for a job well done to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Commander, J4, J6, Chaplain, Deputy Joint Detention Group Commander and many other Troopers. Thank you for serving as key members of our operation and leaving JTF Guantanamo a better organization than when you arrived. It is your contributions from all of the services that allow the JTF to accomplish our no-fail mission every day, 24 hours a day. Our new Army components comprising the Joint Detention Group and Joint Task Force headquarters are now decisively engaged. Welcome 125th Military Police Battalion and the 191st Regional Support Command from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard! Our new BEEF team from the Alabama Air National Guard is on the ground and maintaining our infrastructure. You all now have the torch. Carry it well and with distinction. If you are new to the Joint Task Force, be sure to learn the JTF policies and regulations which can be found on the JTF SharePoint home page on NIPR. Also, be sure to learn the Naval Station (NAVSTA) instructions that apply to you and your activities. Take a look at the Morale Welfare and Recreation offerings as well. Take the time now to learn about your new environment and make plans to grow and improve yourself during deployment. Develop that GTMO bucket list of accomplishments you want to achieve and map your strategy. This week, JTF Guantanamo with assistance from NAVSTA once again demonstrated unmatched professionalism concluded motions hearing. It is the hard work, coordination, training and rehearsals which allow the JTF and NAVSTA team to support an event that attracts international attention using a rotational force. Great job, JTF and NAVSTA team! Lets take those lessons learned from this week and be sure to apply them to our next event. Brig. Gen. James LettkoDeputy Commander, JTF Guantanamo 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: Cuban Club proprietor Dennis Miller serves up delicious sandwiches, fries and fried plantains with a garlic dipping sauce called mojito (not the other kind of mojito). Lunch is a busy time of day for Millers family business, which his father It is the hard work, coordination, training and rehearsals which allow the JTF and NAVSTA team to support an event which attracts international attention. THE WIRE | PAGE 3 INDEXThe Wire July 20, 2012 Military commissions, how do they work? Fine GTMO dining at The Cuban Club MBS: Love is all you need Movie: The DictatorThe 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 1,200.5 6 8 10 Coastie birthday tournaments and BBQMarine Safety and Security Team New Orleans will host softball and sand volleyball tournaments to celebrate the Coast Guard Birthday on Aug. 4! Softball teams will draw at 11 a.m. and begin playing at 12 p.m. The tournament will follow MWR one-pitch rules. Sand volleyball draws at 12 p.m. and plays at 1 WWp.m. Send your team lists to BMC Bradford Long and LT Devon Brennan by July 27. The tournaments will break for an hour and barbeque will be served at 2 p.m. Units interested in the festivities must send completed galley forms to BMC Long by July 25. Service members from all military branches are welcome to participate and join in the camaraderie! For more information, call 4826. Youve Got Mail (seeing a theme yet?) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Troopers picking up their units mail may do so Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m., or Thursday and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. AIRPLANE! (not the movie) showtimes are subject to mission requirements, and in many cases, seats are not guaranteed. Plan your trip carefully! For more information, call 6204 or 6480 or contact your units admin NCO. Vote!Its a freedom you defend! Visit fvap.gov for voter registration infor mation, or contact NAVSTA resources: LCDR Smith at 6157 or ET1 Robles at 4721. Treasure huntLooking to add variety to your wardrobe, look! Donations are always welcome! Located across from the MWR Community Library, the volunteer-run Guantanamo Bay thrift shop is open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 5:30 p.m. Mandatory fun! Reserve a cabana or pavilion in person at the Morale Welfare and Recreation Marina! Locations include Hospital Cay, Cable Beach, Windmill Beach, Chapman Beach, Ferry Landing, Ocean View Park, and Phillips Park. For more information, call 2345. Plan your units next get-together! Stripes (also not the movie)The Joint Task Force Guantanamo First services E-6s to a meet-and-greet at the Cuzco I-block pavilion, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. NEWS FROM THE BAY NLSO hours Detachment is open for walk-in service Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include power of attorney, bill of sale, and notary public. All other services are by appointment only. For more information, call 4692. 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.


With the drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the plans for the Army to reduce strength by 50,000 in the next to prepare themselves for the competition. By this I mean that young Soldiers who are preparing themselves to join the ranks of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers must ensure they are keeping themselves in alignment with their Soldier Skill Development courses and evalu ations. No matter your status as a deployed Reservist, National Guardsman, or regular Army stationed here at Guantanamo, you must ensure you are working on your professional development. It is a Soldiers responsibility to ensure they are online and working their professional devel opment and correspondence courses. It is a leaders responsibility to guide and mentor them along the way. Soldiers often just need a kick start to get going with these courses. While some are mandatory and some are not, they provide a Soldier with knowledge and promotion points. As a young private at my first duty station I was told to put my information on a card, and my squad leader told me to look for some yellow books in the mail. Those who have been in a while know what I am talking about. I received my cor respondence courses in the mail, completed them, and really didnt think much of it. It wasnt until I was a senior specialist and went in front of my promotion board for sergeant that I realized that me down the path of success. He mentored me in my professional development by helping me complete my correspondence courses and sending me to leadership school. geant, I reviewed my Soldiers promotion packets and would ask the Soldiers why they did not have more professional development completed. Regardless of the response, the packet would go in front of the board and, having sat on numerous junior NCO promotion boards, I have found a common denominator as far as professional develop ment. Soldiers will have several years time in grade and be above the rest of their competitors on the board in other areas but have just a couple of hours of correspondence and college courses. A regular Army Soldier stands in front of a board and can answer the question as to why they lack the professional development. Their Reserve and Guard counterparts have a packet that goes in front of the board and the packet answers the question! Either way, this can result in the Soldier not being as competitive for the promotion amongst their peers. Once again, leaders cannot do the work for them, but what did This does not just pertain to our future and junior NCOs. Taking these courses to better ourselves and for career progression is a must. I cannot tell you how many Soldiers I have encouraged to enroll in the Battle but most Soldiers and leaders are looking into the schools and professional development of being in a leadership position. At some point you have to move into the operational aspect of the job. I was very fortunate to be a company level operations sergeant and then move into the me to know all of the positions in my company, green tab and operational. Once again, some times leaders just need to help these young Soldiers and junior NCOs get going on the profes sional development. GTMO is a perfect opportunity to get this accomplished! TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 4 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! 100% Shred it or Regret it!Joint Task Force Guantanamo has a 100% shred policy while at work and while in housing areas. This means that all paper materials should be shredded! It doesnt matter where it gets discarded. No trash can sgt. Maj. Brian Johnsoncamp operations sgt. maj. Professional DevelopmentTrooper to Trooper Forward MotionHONOR BOUNDThis week, Joint Task Force Guantanamo supported motions hearings for Adb alRahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing. Supporting the military commissions is one of the JTFs pri mary missions, and motions hearings are an essential part of the legal process. The legal process starts with charging the accused, said Cmdr. Jennifer Strazza, an attorney with Joint Task Force Guantanamos Staff Judge Advocate office. Referral of charges is the initial stage, where the detainee is put on notice that the government will be has 30 days to arraign the accused. Al-Nashiri was arraigned in November 2011. After arraignment, the pretrial motions began. A motion is a request by either the prosecution or the defense to have the court case, issues of jurisdiction, attorney-client privilege, public access to proceedings, depositions, translations, legal mail, and other matters have been brought to the judge for consideration. It may take several sessions of motions hearings for all matters to be presented, and rulings to be issued all before the evidence phase of the trial begins. Why so many In capital cases, Strazza added, the including time to say why it shouldnt be a death penalty case. Al-Nashiri is accused of conspiring in the October 12, 2000 attack of the USS Cole, an American guided-missile destroyer attacked by a suicide bomb in the Yemeni port of Aden. Because the bombing killed 17 American Sailors, al-Nashiri may face the death penalty if convicted. Like other court systems, military commissions follow a set of often timeconsuming rules and procedures designed to ensure a fair trial. they want, and the government responds, Strazza said. in the April motions hearing resulted in a protective order pertaining to the handling The judges order generally requires both parties to inform the other about diswork around those restrictions, Strazza said. There may be witnesses who may disclose ance the need to protect the information while ensuring the accused has a fair trial. Military commissions, courts-martial, and Article III (the U.S. federal system) courts all operate under the assumption that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. In all three systems, the prosecution must prove the accused guilty beyond a reason able doubt. The defendant will have counsel, attorney-client privilege, an interpreter, and the right not to incriminate himself. Charges are brought by an independent body in the case of military commissions and courtsmartial, the Convening Authority does this similar to the function of a civilian grand jury. A military judge and a panel of members are comparable to a civilian judge and jury. A military commissions conviction can go all the way to the Supreme Court for review. The MCA bases trial procedure on Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) procedure, defines possible charges, and establishes where a detainee may appeal the commissions decision. It expressly for bids statements obtained by torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. The Secretary of Defense reports yearly to Congress on the trials status. Of the 168 current detainees, four have been convicted of various crimes under the charged with war crimes, pleaded guilty in February 2012 and currently awaits sentencing. Earlier this month, the Department of Defense announced the transfer of Ibrahim al Qosi, a detainee convicted by military commission. In July 2010, al Qosi pled guilty in a mili tary commission to both conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism, as his crimes. In exchange for cooperating with prosecutors as required by the terms of his pre-trial agreement, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions suspended all but two years of that sentence, starting from July 7, 2010, the date of his plea. The United States government has returned al Qosi to Sudan at the conclusion of the unsuspended portion of his sentence. The United States coordinated with the government of Sudan regarding appropriate security and humane treatment measures. In accordance with statutory reporting require ments, the administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer al Qosi to Sudan. The next scheduled Military Commissions event in Guantanamo will be motions hear Muhammad Salih Mubarek Bin Attash; Ramzi Binalshibh; Ali Abdul Aziz Ali; and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi, sometimes referred to as the 9/11 Five. Those sessions, originally scheduled for August 8-12, were moved to August 22-26 by the judge following a request the defense attor neys. This moves the motions hearings to after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. For more information on the ongoing Military Commissions cases, including released legal documents, the text of the Military Commissions Act of 2009, and the Commissions web site at www.mc.mil. By Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Super Troopers Congratulations to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers who recently received commanders coins! Diane Causey ITC King MSgt Hassan MSgt Richards SSgt Hampton


By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa As you enter the homey building, the smell of fried chicken and seasoned beef welcomes you as youre warmly greeted by men with strong Hispanic accents. Their pleasant nature and good humor help to overcome the language barriers as you look over the various authentic Cuban cuisines, from the red rice to the differently prepared meats. Its hard not to feel like youve been transported to the heart of Cuba when you simply went to the Cuban Club for lunch or dinner. Tucked away in a pocket of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, the Cuban Club offers a chance to experience authentic Cuban cooking and culture. Its a little taste of Cuba, away from Cuba, said Dennis Miller, the people, a different cuisine, and a different atmosphere. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sylvia Bivins, a frequent customer, enjoys the opportunity to try something different. Its a different kind of food, said Bivins. When youre on a base without a lot of variety, it makes you feel like youre back home to have options. However, its more than just the food that makes the Cuban Club so unique. Its the background, said Miller. Thats what kept it alive. Miller explained that prior to being a restaurant, the building used to be a barracks. When they were no longer needed the Cuban residents began using the building as community center, holding events, social gatherings, and even parties for the residents on base. [The restaurant] started with the Cuban community, said Miller. We would invite a lot of people over and cook on the weekends, and somebody brought up the idea of opening up a restaurant. With the idea taken root in the community, Felix Wilson was the man who stepped up to get the restaurant up and running. This man also happened to be Millers father. My old man came in and rearranged everything to make it look like a restaurant, said Miller. Miller explained that his father pulled him to help run the restaurant and with the hard work the Cuban Club opened in 1985. We learned everything the hard way, said Miller. Even though Felix and Miller were learning as the business grew, things were going well. Eventually though Felix passed away and left the growing restaurant in his sons hands. He passed away, so I had to hold on to his legacy and keep it going, said Miller. Thats what Im doing today. Over the years, Miller has learned many lessons in running a busiWhen you have all of these different people from different countries, and we can sit down and have conversations, you can learn a lot of different things from different parts of the world, said Miller. No matter if you were lured in by its rich history and culture or the smell of its rich cuisine, the Cuban Club is a restaurant that offers as much atmosphere as it does in dishes and sides. Recently reopened for lunch, Cuban Club boasts a wide variety of traditional and spicy dishes, including Cuban sandwiches. Call your order ahead at 75962! FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Left to right: Eleuterio Mieses, cook; Dennis Miller, manager; Bhoyet-Montehermoso, cook; Maximo Rondon, cook. The dedicated staff members work and maintain the atmosphere and food at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Cuban Club. photos by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa The


Love to love somethingLove is more powerful than hate. Anakin Skywalker only turned to hate because of his deep love for his wife, Padme. The power of the dark side can manipulate any emotion, even one as powerful as love. or future. Be a lover, not a hater. Its important to find something or someone to love very passionately. Its both that love above all other things, besides the when youre in love. You have a positive aura around you, and everyone you interact with is affected by it. It is said that love conquers all. What strongly in saying that anything is possible in pursuit of love. Love doesnt necessarily can be directed at something recreational, nutrition, or discipline. Love is a powerful idea. Shakespeare uses love more than any other word. The Bible uses love hundreds of times. I love pizza; she loves her husband; he loves the game of basketball. We all love something or someone, and its power is advantageous. Education Love of education can drive you to exceed further than anyone only studying so as not to waste his or her or their par ents money. For those of you up late at your Cuzco desk with a large iced coffee, buried in a book on the Vietnam War, or Socrates 101, this love will propel you to the top. The passion of gaining knowledge can only make you stand out amongst your peers. Discipline Whoever loves discipline, loves knowledge. This proverb from the Bible shows the relationship between discipline and knowledge. Maintaining discipline grows knowledge of oneself. To love the structure of the military and the discipline it takes to succeed in this organization is to see what the body and mind are capable of. The body is a machine just like the military. It can be programmed. Sports He got game; you got game. Think about how your day would go without including your favorite activity, athletic or purely exercise. Maybe you love to feel good and hitting the gym and washing it down with a protein shake makes you feel good. It will give you energy the next day and happiness knowing theres something that you love thats available to end your day. Love for no reason. If for nothing else than to want to be happy and pleasant to be around, love. Hating will clog your mind and the words that come out of your mouth a bad attitude will get you nowhere and deter your progression in the military and life. The Beatles said, All you need is love. So, love. MIND, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith Simmons By Army Sgt. Ryan Hallock Mind, Body & Spirit ve been waiting out side for a Staff Sgt. Ryan Jordan from the 193rd Military Police Co. He said hed be right here but he isnt. Im looking around but no one I see is making their way to me. Its hot so I go back inside and check my e-mail to see if hes as confused as I am. Nope, nothing. I head back out, and as I round the corner I see one of the tallest soldiers Ive ever seen. Its Jordan. The name is quite suitable: hes 6. As much strength and presence as Jordan, possesses, once he gets to talking, the nice guy immediately comes through. Jordan is a self-described Army brat. His father is a retired Army major. The idea was for Jordan but Jordan had other plans; he paved his own road. First he was a little upset because he his fathers reaction to him joining. He was said the best part about being in the Army is him. I love being enlisted because I see a different side. His father eventually came around and now he couldnt be prouder of his son. Jordan has no regrets either because of that different side he sees as an enlisted Soldier. Soldier time. As a [platoon leader], boom, thats it, thats your Soldier time, said Jordan about the difference. As an [enlisted] Soldier, I get it all the time. And what is it about that Soldier time Every Soldier is a challenge. Every Soldier presents a leadership challenge and you have to adapt, said Jordan. I always put the most important part of the job. Jordan will continue accepting those challenges in Florida as an Army recruiter when this assignment is over in a few weeks. He has no plans on trying out for the NBA. I love American food grilled pork cops, chicken, and burgers. Its just something I love.Storekeeper 2nd Class Christina Warner TROOPER FOCUS Intovert or extrovert: Hes a chameleon: It depends on the crowd. Hobbies:: golf, video gamingBullet Bio Whats your favorite kind of ethnic food?Boots on the Ground Mexican, because I am Mexican. Its the spice every dish has that I love.Senior Airman Jose Avila-LopezIm a huge fan of Jamaican food. I love the seasonings and spices and the many ways you can cook it. Spc. Sherella NixonCuban, because its my ethnicity. Its tasty and you cant duplicate it.Hospitalman 2nd Class Sabrina RobinsonI the boss saysHe gets the mission brief and drives on. He understands the commanders intent and makes the mission happen using that intent. He is a leader, and I would take him to war with me any day! By Spc. Vanessa Davila TrooperFocus Staff Sgt. R yan Jordan THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Advice to junior Troopers: Everybody has good Army days and everybody has bad Army days. Dont let the bad Army days pile up so bad that they outweigh good Army days, because I promise theres going to be more good Army days than bad Army days.


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. Look, theres Betty the Buzzard, and she does not look happy! Betty has her laptop and looks like she is about to pound it with a rock. Hi Betty, what is going on? pop-up ad for a new Louis Vuitton purse, so I went to the website and clicked on it. Now my laptop started running really slow and now I have this blue screen. What Betty just experienced is called a Malware Drive-By. This is where a pop-up ad on a popular website sends you to a legitimate website that is infected with the malware. Your computer then becomes infected with anything from more pop-ups, to key loggers that steal your passwords, to the Microsoft Blue Screen of Death. This type of activity is not only annoying and dangerous, but can cost you a hard drive or computer. To stop this types of attack, do not click on pop up ads, do not open any email from someone you do not know, especially if there is a attachment yourself and your friends from unwanted malware, as if you have it, you can unexpectedly send it to your friends. Sooo Betty, would like to go to the iguana races at Hospital Cay tonight? Sure Gert, I want to get there early for a good seat and to get a box of road kill candy lets go! THE DICT A TORWhile I was watching The Dictator, this weeks movie, it occurred to me that I have no idea what Sacha Baron Cohen (Hugo) actually sounds like. I know hes British, and therefore in possession of a funny accent, but its a funny accent Ive never heard, because this funny-accented foreigner has built an entire career out of playing various funny-accented foreigners. Before I saw the movie, I learned that Cohen had abandoned the mockumentary format of his previous works, Borat and Brno, in favor of a more traditional comedy setup. I felt my world shatter. Would he abandon the funny-accented foreigner schtick next? Fortunately for the worlds sanity, Cohen sticks to his guns. This Admiral-General Aladeen, a childish, lecherous, anti-Western and anti-Semitic dictator of the fic tional North African nation Wadiya. The country holds vast oil deposits, but he refuses to open up trade with the imperialistic Western powers. When the United Nations Security Council threatens military intervention over Wadiyas nuclear weapons program, Aladeen travels to New York City to address the United Nations. In New York, Aladeen is kidnapped by his head of security (an uncredited John C. Reilly, Cedar Rapids), who has been paid off by his uncle and treacher ous advisor, Tamir (Sir Ben Kingsley, Hugo). Aladeen manages to get away, but not before his iconic beard is shaved off, leaving him unrecognizable. Aladeen that Tamir has replaced him with a dimwitted body double. The world is taken by surprise when Tamir announces, through the double, that Wadiya will become a free democracy. The rest of the movie follows Aladeens efforts to regain his throne, with the help of hippie stereotype Zoey (Anna Faris, Whats Your Number?) and Nadal, the former head of Wadiyas nuclear weapons program (Jason Mantzoukas, TVs Aladeen ordered his execution. It was a pleasure to watch Cohens performance. Aladeen was based on a pastiche of dictators, but none more so than Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator. Aladeen even travels with an alldid. were overt enough that Paramount Pictures he was still alive, so they came up with a cover story that the movie was based on a romance novel by Saddam Hussein. Thats not a joke; Saddam Hussein wrote romance novels. I couldnt get enough of Kingsleys per formance as the slimy advisor. The evil vizier is pretty much a stock character at this point, but I was excited when I saw it in this movie. Is an evil vizier to an evil dictator a good vizier, or just a different kind of evil? I think the movie missed an opportunity to deconstruct an old clich when it went with the direction it did, but The movie has many blink-and-youllmiss-it celebrity cameos, so keep your eyes peeled throughout to see Ed Norton, B.J. Novak, and many others. Last week, I talked about the Pixar plot in which a character starts out happy and contented, then gets pulled out of their comfort zone and tries to restore the status quo while learning a bit about him or her self. Thats this movie in a nutshell. I can analyze meaning and character development all I want, but the point of a comedy, ultimately, is to make you laugh, and The Dictator will. I didnt think it was as funny as Borat, but it was a lot funnier than Brno. Reviewing this movie is a tall order. I left the Lyceum not knowing what to say about it. Its an inconsistent movie. It is, at turns, rude, crude, raunchy, and offensive, and youll feel bad for laughing at some of the jokes. At other times, it surprises you with sharp, laser-guided satire. One thing it remains throughout the entire movie is funny. During its best moments, this movie reminded me of Duck Soup, the great Marx Brothers movie, or The Great Dictator, a classic movie in which Charlie Chaplin satirized Hitler. When its not at its best, I was still laughing. The ending was the brightest spot in the movie, brilliantly skewering the modern political climate. It took me by surprise, and it was a strong enough ending that I shifted my review half a rat, from average to above-average. I dont know what anyone would want to do with half a rat, but I leave that decision up to you, Guantanamo. By Pvt. Loren Cook Movie ReviewR 83 min. MOVIE REVIEW THE WIRE | PAGE 10 BULLETIN BOARD THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Intense Spiritual Fitness Power Lunch! Study the Book of Romans with Chaplain Chouest Thursdays 11-11:30 a.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.JTF Trooper ChapelFor more information, contact the JTF Chaplains Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 21 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 20 22 23 24 26 25 What to Expect When Youre Expecting(PG-13) 8 p.m.Safe (NEW) (R) 10 p.m.The Amazing Spider-Man (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m.Think Like a Man (last showing) (PG-13) 10 p.m.The Amazing Spider-Man (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m.The Avengers (last showing) (PG-13) 10 p.m.Safe (NEW) (R) 8 p.m.The Dictator (R) 10 p.m.The Dictator (R) 8 p.m.Battleship(PG-13) 8 p.m.Dark Shadows (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m.The Amazing Spider-Man (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m.Battleship(PG-13) 8 p.m.What to Expect When Youre Expecting(PG-13) 8 p.m.The Avengers (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m.Chernobyl Diaries (NEW) (R) 8 p.m.Think Like a Man (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m.The R aven(last showing) (R) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Gazebo :02 :22 :42 Camp Delta 2 :06 :26 :46 TK 4 :12 :32 :52 TK 3 :14 :34 :54 TK 1 :16 :36 :56 Windjammer / Gym :21 :41 :01 Gold Hill Galley :24 :44 :04 96 Man Camp :31 :51 :11 Gold Hill Galley :37 :57 :17 West Iguana :39 :59 :19 TK 2 :43 :03 :23 TK 4 :47 :07 :27 Camp Delta 1 :54 :14 :32 NEX Trailer :57 :17 :37 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 RIDE84781re: information assurance Avoid the Blue Screen of Death!


Members of the Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans spent more time in the water instead of on it as they trained for the possibility of what would happen if one of them found themselves knocked off the their boat while wearing close to 50 pounds of protective gear. As a result of a training accident a few years back, the Coast Guard improved their water survival training along with the equipSecurity Detachment. The training consists of several different scenarios where members jump into the water wearing their full ballistic plate systems The second scenario would involve a gear failure. The third one simulates two failures, one in the survival gear and one in the [ballistic plate systems] quick release. The training pushes many Coast Guardsmen to overcome their fears and learn deal with deadly situation. Bottom line: this training gives these Coast Guardsmen the consituation. Every time you jump into this pool with this gear it becomes second nature, said Cintron. Sometimes I jump down there and before I know it, Im already kicking to the surface and taking my stuff off. The training is amazing. It just shocks you into it. By Sgt. 1st Class Robert StephensonMSST New Orleans takes the plunge