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Volume 14, Issue 6 Friday, October 26, 2012

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INDEXThe Wire october 26, 2012 Movie review: The Watch Eid al-Adha Blazing a trail Trooper Focus Trooper to TrooperThe 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 1,200.4 5 6 8 10 NEWS FROM THE BAY Sgt. Maj. Scott SmithSergeant Major, Joint Task Force Guantanamo JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. John W. Smith Jr. Deputy Commander Army Brig. Gen. James Lettko Sergeant Major Marine Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Capt. Robert Durand: 9928 Deputy Director Army Capt. Alvin Phillips: 9927 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Rick McNamara: 8141The WireSenior Editor Army Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto Layout Editor Army Pfc. Loren Cook Copy Editor Spc. Vanessa Davila Assistant Editor Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Jeffries Photojournalists Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis Jr. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond Army Sgt. Brett Perkins Army Sgt. Dani White Spc. Raechel Haynes Webmaster Army Sgt. Trisha PinczesContact usEditors Desk: 3651 Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent Cover: Spc. Daniel Long mows a path on Boa Breezeway, one of Naval Station Guantanamo Bays hiking trails. Long and other volunteers with Trail Blazers have been cleaning up the trails in an effort to leave GTMO nicer when they leave than More so than for any other unit or organization in our military, the GWOT is ever-present in our daily mission. COMMAND on page 5 Ccommand orner Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Oct. 23, 1983. Click Why are the squad bay lights so than for any other unit or organization in to be reminded as to are established and the battle rhythm is nation and families depend on us to perform COMMAND CORNER THE WIRE | PAGE 2 THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Marine Corps birthday ball Holiday shoutouts Free concert! No alcohol at lyceums Zombies wanted! Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brett Custer

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Hmm. I was going to review Argo this week, but my plans were smashed when the Camp Bulkeley Lyceum was shut down before I could see the movie. Instead, a devious plot came to fruition. Instead of having a guest reviewer step in, I would do something a little different. This gives me an opportunity to review a scary movie for Halloween. I dont know why we havent had any scary movies this October. Weve had childrens Halloween movies, such as Paranorman and Frankenweenie, but weve yet to see a scary movie for our Halloween viewing pleasure. I dont think the October horror movies were released in the States until just last weekend though, so I movies. So whats a GTMO resident to do if they chills? Its as easy as going to your MWR GTMO library! You can check out three mov ies at a time more than enough to give you the spooky fun you want. But what should you watch? Here are two scary movies from the past I heartily recommend. John Carpenters The Thing (1982) is similar to last years release of the same name, with an important difference: this one is good. is hunting a dog across the frozen wasteland of Antarctica. The dog soon leads them to an American research station, whose occupants are less than pleased when an angry Norwegian is shooting at a dog inside their camp for no discernible reason. The Norwegian gunman is shot and killed and the American researchers adopt the dog. The Americans send a team to visit the went wrong. The investigation team arrives at the burnt remains of the Norwegian camp, excavating something from 100,000 year-old with two faces and bring it back to base. Soon it becomes clear the Norwegians unearthed a being from out of this world, one that consumes and takes the form of the beings around it. Beings like oh, a dog, to pick a crazy example. Sure enough, after the dog the researchers adopted was put into their kennel, it transformed into a Thing and killed most of the other dogs. It escapes even as the shocked researchers look on. The isolated researchers are soon battling their paranoia as much as any monster. Since the alien is a shapeshifter, they dont know who to trust anymore. This is a great classic horror flick. Kurt Russell had already worked with John Carpenter in Escape from New York and had a good working relationship with the director. Wilford Brimley is even in this movie! Yes, before he became notable for having a walrus-like mustache, having diabetus, and endorsing Liberty Medical, he was actually a pretty well-regarded actor. For its time, this movie featured amazing special effects work. The creature oh, the creature looks amazingly grotesque and does amazing things. Effects arent the reason this movie remains a classic, though. The movie is a classic because it masterfully examines the isolation and paranoia the researchers feel throughout the movie. Ive heard its viewed every year by the members of the Amundsenout, often with The Shining. Now shift gears and treat yourself to a viewing of The Omen. The 1976 version, directed by Richard Donner, is much better than the 2006 version so thats what I recommend. When American diplomat Robert Thorns (Academy Award-winner Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird) son is stillborn, he knows his wife will be crushed. A priest in the hospital convinces him to swap for a child whose mother died in childbirth. They name him Damien. The movie skips forward until Damien is 5 years old. By now, Mr. Thorn is the American diplomat to Great Britain. publicly hangs herself. Since rich people apparently cant take care of their own children, Mr. Thorn is in a bind. He has no choice but to hire a creepy new nanny, who promises to give Damien the care he deserves. Soon, Robert is visited by a seemingly unhinged priest, who warns him that his son is the Antichrist. Robert refuses to believe him, but begins to wonder just where his son did come from. The priest is killed in an improbable accident immediately after warning Mr. Thorn. Photographer Keith Jennings (legendary British actor of the stage, screen, and sound studio David Warner) soon contacts Thorn. It seems he managed to take a picture of the dearly departed priest prior to his death that managed to show how he would die. The two begin investigating the circumstances of Damiens birth together, and the results are chilling. It would be a disservice for me to say anymore, but Damiens nanny is as creepy as she seems and knows more than she lets on. Many movies have cat scares, in which suspense is built, suspense is relieved by a sudden jump-out-of-your-seat scare, and when the viewer is no longer at the edge of their seat, the scary thing they were anticipating In this movie, suspense is built from the beginning of the movie and just keeps on building. Each revelation about Damiens nature just builds on the last and the viewer feels a sense of oppression as the back of their neck starts tingling. Its put together extremely effectively. Jerry Goldsmiths score for the movie is an amazingly effective tool for building suspense. The most notable piece sounds like a Gregorian chant gone horribly wrong and puts you in the mood for horror before the movie even begins. Both of these movies are classics from yesteryear, and I have no problem recom mending them. Both are also available on load and Sandy doesnt knock out our connection. Check them out this Halloween. MOVIE REVIEW THE WIRE | PAGE 4 By Army Pfc. Loren Cook Halloween double featureR 109 min. The Thing The OmenR 111 min. By Spc. Vanessa Davila THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FEA TURE Muslims around the world celebrated the annual festival of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of 2012s Ramadan this past August. Today they begin to celebrate Eid al-Adha an annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Just as Muslims at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents and detainees observed Augusts Eid festivities, they too will celebrate Eid al-Adha. The four-day commemoration began today with prayer. We follow the whole procedure for the Eid prayer [for detainees]. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. [guards were not] allowed to go to the [cell] blocks, and we allowed the detainees to pray together as a group, said Joint Task Force Guantanamo strategic cultural consul tant, Zak. For our Troopers who practice, we conducted a prayer [this] morning in room two at the main chapel. Prayer is only the beginning. Eid al-Adha is a feast after all. It is called the Feast of Sacrifice because it symbolizes Abrahams promise to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah. Allah stopped Abraham as he was about to kill his son and gave Abraham a lamb to sacrifice instead. Now, Muslims remember and honor Abrahams obedience by slaughtering an animal like a lamb or a goat. The animals meat is then used to prepare a family feast; it is also given away to close relatives and friends and those less fortunate. Muslim families around GTMO follow custom and have their own feasts during Eid al-Adha, and they share their culinary traditions with their fellow Muslim and nonMuslim friends and neighbors Zak said. Detainees also receive their own feast of Detainees will receive a feast meal on Friday and Saturday, Zak said. Besides traditional food, detainees wish each other Eid Mubarak (blessed celebra tion) and are given the chance to exchange gifts with each other these gifts are all things that the detainees are allowed to have such as candy they have received from home or things they have made out of cardboard just as Muslims at GTMO and around the world will do. According to Zak, detainees who reside outside of communal living still have the opportunity to partake in the celebrations and traditions of Eid al-Adha in the rec reation yard, even the ones on disciplinary restrictions. Just like GTMOs Muslim residents, All detainees are afforded the opportunity to practice their religion, Zak said. Beirut, Lockerbie, Oklahoma City, Dhahran, Aden, and New York City are all examples of the use of violence to instill fear with the intent to intimidate governments and societies in pursuit of political, religious, or ideological goals. Today this still remains the goal of our enemies in this GWOT. I ask all of you to continue to perform your daily duty to the utmost of your abilities no matter how mundane. Continue to take care of one another and do the right thing even when no one is looking. Lastly, remember the 241 service members who gave their lives 29 years ago in the defense of our freedoms. COMMAND from Page 2

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FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Blazing a trail to cleaner GTMO hiking Tech. Sgt. Orson Ricks clears away brush blocking a hiking trail. Army Master Sgt. Luis Cora ignores the sweat soaking through his shirt as he trims weeds on the edges of a trail. Army Sgt. Courtney Kayser mows a clear path for hikers on one of GTMOs hiking trails.Those who enjoy hiking the several trails that Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has to offer will notice that at least two of the trails are a little cleaner now after some work done by a group of Troopers. Calling themselves the Trail Blazers, nine Troopers got together Saturday morning and performed some maintenance on Boa Breezeway and Lizard Loop as they mowed grass, trimmed weeds, and cleared sticks and even a big tree from the trails. The group rallied in front of the Joint Troop Clinic at 8 a.m. Saturday before forming a convoy of Mules and Gators, as they headed up the hill to the beginning of Boa Breezeway. There, they parked and unloaded two lawn mowers, a weed trimmer, and some plastic bags and wasted no time getting down to business. ers, and another manned the trimmer while the rest grabbed up plastic bags or just kept a watch out for sticks, garbage and other debris in the path. With bottles of Gatorade in hand, as well as gas for the mowers and trimmer and extra string for the trimmer, the Troopers headed up Boa Breezeway and hiked their way along the trail clearing the way until they reached the end and went down Lizard Loop. The Trail Blazers now get together once a month to clean up the hiking trails, though Sgt. 1st Class Jarrad Cockshoot, of the 348th Military Police Company and the Trail Blazers volunteer organizer, said the original group went to work every two weeks. Before those Troopers started cleaning up the trails about a year and a half ago, he said, no one had ever taken care of the trails and the trails were in desperate need of repair. Since that group completed its mission, both at Joint Task Force Guantanamo and on the hiking trails, the current Trail Blazers focus on keeping up what the original Trail Blazers started. Nobody maintained the trails [before them]. They were doing it quite a bit, Cockshoot said. Were up to the maintaining part. Were just maintaining what they did so everybody can be active at the trails and be safe and clean. The Trail Blazers concentrate their efforts on clearing the trails and picking up trash, as well as identifying unsafe areas that may require more intense maintenance by GTMO One such spot on Saturday was a part of the path where a tree fell over during a recent rain and thunderstorm. At the start of the day, Cockshoot thought he might have to bring in reinforcements to take care of it, though the group was going to try to do it Well see if we can move it out of the way, he said. Sure enough, Cockshoot and three fellow Trail Blazers, Tech. Sgt. Orson Ricks, Army Sgt. Courtney Kayser, and Spc. Daniel Long, brought out their muscles and put their legs to work like an offensive line pushing away their opponents. It took quite an effort, but the group was eventually able to to move the tree and some sticks and vines out of the way and off to the side of the path. Then, the Troopers regrouped and continued on down the trail. Theres easy volunteer work, and then theres Trail Blazers, Cockshoot said with a sly grin after the four pushed the tree off of the trail. For Cockshoot, the Trail Blazers work is a labor of love, as he enjoys using the trails so he wants to keep them clean for himself and other Troopers to continue to enjoy. He said he was happy to hear about the hiking trails in GTMO before he got here. Im a mountain biker from back home in Iowa, he said. I was pretty excited to get out on the trails. He and some other members of his unit thought about having their mountain bikes shipped to GTMO until they realized the salty sea air would rust their bikes too quickly. Instead, they purchased bikes once they arrived on the island, and they quickly became involved in helping maintain the trails as well as riding them. When the unit ahead of them the group that started Trail Blazers rotated out, those Troopers asked Cockshoot and his Troopers if they wanted to keep the group going and they jumped at the chance. Now, it is their turn to rotate out and return home, and Cockshoot said he is maintain the Trail Blazers efforts. he said. Cockshoot said Troopers who work with the Trail Blazers can earn volunteer hours and receive a t-shirt after logging 10 hours. Troopers can also earn volunteer hours by working with the Beach Brigade, a group that cleans up trash and debris once a month at one of GTMOs several beaches. That group got its start as a branch off of the Trail Blazers, Cockshoot said. He said an Air Force captain who worked with the Trail Blazers during her time on the island wanted to also maintain the beaches here, and a new Liberty program was soon started. She came up with the Beach Brigade, he said. It worked its way to that. As the group prepared to hit the trails Saturday, Cockshoot said he wanted to thank the base Public Works Department, which maintains and stores the equipment the Trail Blazers use to do their work. It wouldnt happen without them, he said. Breezeway and then headed up Lizard Loop but once there, they were able to clear just a part of the trail. A malfunction on one of the mowers the blade broke completely off of the machine stymied the groups efforts and brought their day to an end perhaps a little bit early. But theyll surely be back at it again next month, clearing the trails and keeping them clean for themselves and their fellow Troopers to enjoy. They wont let a broken mower blade stop them. It wont be easy, but then again, thats OK. After all, theres easy volunteer work, and then theres Trail Blazers.

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THE WIRE | PAGE 8 TROOPER FOCUS TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 9 TrooperFocus Service members at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay have seen their share of deployments. Many have seen more than one. How many would vol unteer for an extra deploy ment? It isnt unheard of for a service member to volunteer, but to volunteer for another deployment after just completing your first? Spc. Ricardo Santiago did just that. They needed an [intelligence] analyst [and I volunteered], Santiago said about his deployment to GTMO. If they offered me a deployment [to Afghanistan] I would take it, because that is what I signed up for. He volunteered despite having just come back from a year-long deployment to Kosovo. Now, Santiago is down here as a mem ber of the Puerto Rico National Guard. He joined the Army when he was only 17 years old and he did so against the wishes of his family. They were resistant to the idea of Santiago enlisting because of his age and, like all parents, worried for his safety dur ing wartime. It is even harder to deal with when you have no military background in family to serve in the military. With no idea what to expect, aside from what you see in the news or the movies, the imagination of a worried parent creates all the worst possibilities. Santiago knows that they still worry for him, but they are handling it better. In addition to being a National Guard soldier, Santiago is pursuing a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Like his choice to join the military, choosing to major in criminal justice was not an easy decision; he was torn about following in his parents footsteps. Santiago could have followed in his mothers footsteps and become a nurse, or followed his fathers and become a cor rections officer. Ultimately, he made his own path and decided he wanted to work in law enforcement. He believes a degree in criminal justice will help him with that and that his expe rience here will help him achieve his goals when he gets home. [When Im done here], I want to go back to college and finish my degree, Santiago said. I dont really see myself becoming a police a [detective]. Santiago said that several times in his military career he has been asked to be a military policeman, but hasnt taken the job because he feels he wouldnt be doing more than guard duty; this, despite not being sure he wanted to be an intelligence I joined when I was seventeen, he said. I didnt really want to spend my career behind a computer. Reservations aside, Santiago has warmed up to his job and has made a good impression on those around him. I have noticed his seriousness in complying with his duties and mission as an analyst, Joint Detention Group S3 NCOIC, Army Master Sgt. Luis Cora observed. His sense of respect toward others is impec cable and remarkable. He is a good-hearted, well-disciplined Trooper. It seems that Santiago is forever pushing himself to do more. He always finds time for some fun though. During his free time, he is usually working out at the gym or relaxing with friends. I came here to do [my job], Santiago explained. But Ive been having a lot of fun. Ive gone kayaking and I run in the 5Ks every month. He is making the best out of his time on active duty status; he did volunteer for it after all.So why would someone want to take even more time out of their life to do an additional deployment? Uncertainty about returning home? Fear of leaving their comfort zone? Maybe, but Santiagos motivation comes from the desire to improve himself and complete his mission to the best of his ability. Story by Spc. Raechel Haynes Photos by

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THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 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 :52 :12 :32 IOF :54 :14 :34 NEX Trailer :57 :17 :37 Gazebo :58 :18 :38 Camp America :00 :20 :40Guantanamo Bay Bus ScheduleAll buses run on the hour, 7 days/week, from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. GTMO Religious Services NAVSTA MAIN CHAPEL Daily Catholic Mass Tues.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Spanish-language Mass Sunday 4:35 p.m. General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. CHAPEL ANNEXES Protestant Communion Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room B 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 JTF TROOPER CHAPEL Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m. SAFE RIDE 84781 Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 27 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 26 28 29 30 1 31 Premium Rush (NEW) (PG-13) 7 p.m. Argo (R) 9 p.m. Hotel Transylvania (PG) 7 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 9 p.m. Hit and Run (NEW) (R) 7 p.m. Looper (R) 9 p.m. Premium Rush (NEW) (PG-13) 7 p.m. Expendables 2 (R) 9 p.m. Hit and Run (NEW) (R) 7 p.m. Argo (R) 8 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) 7 p.m. Total Recall (Last Showing) (PG-13) 7 p.m. Paranorman (PG) 7 p.m. The Campaign (Last Showing) (R) 7 p.m. Frankenweenie (PG) 7 p.m. The Campaign (Last Showing) (R) 8 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 7 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG-13) 7 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 10 Keeping a sunny attitude and maintaining your mission focus is a big deal. An optimistic view of things, as well as a belief in yourself and your fellow service members, is essential to keeping that positive attitude. Genuinely caring about the people on your team also makes all the difference in the world. A great teacher once said that we need to worry about our neighbor just as much as we do about ourselves. Some of you may have been in a squad or platoon that dropped off miles from the designated landing zone, having to stretch resources to meet an objective, or flukes of nature. Something of that sort happened to me and my partner, Terry, when we were part of a seismographic survey in southern Michigan. We were told to cross the frozen Grand River in Jackson County. Our trek came to a grinding halt when we heard the ice cracking. We tried to tiptoe to shore, but unfortunately was very cold; we were on the brink of shock. The drill equipment Terry and I had been carrying for the study pulled us down fast. After some time in the water, we realized we had stopped sinking; we were fortunate enough ment off to the side and rose to the surface. We then carefully moved onto the intact ice and got out of there. We didnt see the rest of the crew but, as quick as the delicate ice would allow, we moved towards the road where the vehicles we quickly hopped into one and warmed ourselves by the heater. There had been a strange sensation of warm and cold as our water-soaked clothes were agitated by our movement toward the road; probably the body preserving its core temperature. Signs of hypothermia, huh? Certainly we had cause to thank the All Mighty for watching over us that day. Looking at this event as a test of our optimism, I am convinced that our willingness to act as we endured our icy plunge had a great deal to do with our survival. At Naval Station Guantanamo Bay we train in water survival, although not in the kind of bone-chilling water I fell in. I dont recommend the polar bear plunge Ive seen others do voluntarily in icy water. However, our plunge tested our sense of survival. Sometimes drastic events we would never selves help us to fashion a sense of optimism and purpose. PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Are your Facebook friends really your friends? Do you have over 100 friends on Facebook? Over 200? How about more than 500? It might seem unusual to some of us but there are people with over 1000 friends on social networking sites. Now think about what information you give to these friends, your address, phone number, birthday, names of family members and other friends? This may seem harmless on the surface but to someone whom you met once and then became friends with, they might have other uses for your information. Crimes could be committed using your information. Your house could be robbed, your identity could be stolen or credit could be obtained in your name. You need to protect yourself and your information. Next time youre online take a good hard look at your friends list and ask yourself if you would really trust all the people on that list with your information. Think before you post, use OPSEC!Sergeant First Class Keith Westra External Security chief The value of optimismTrooper to Trooper