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Volume 14, Issue 22 Friday, February 15, 2013


Skyline not a shortcutTroopers and anyone traveling to and from Joint Task Force Guantanamo are re minded that Skyline Drive cannot be taken as a shortcut to and from the JTF side. Colonels food specialAll throughout the month of February, you can buy a large order of popcorn chicken and get a small order for free when dining out at KFC, located at Marblehead Lanes Bowling Center. Play kickball!The kickball league will begin Feb. 25, and participants must register at Denich Gym by Feb. 20. The league is open to ages 16 and up, and teams must have 10 people. Holiday hoursThe following base establishments will be closed on Monday in observance of Presi dents Day: Triple C, Jerk House, Bayview, Ricks, Windjammer Restaurant, Ceramics and Wood Shop, Youth Center/CDC/Teen Center, Goat Locker, Marblehead Lanes, Auto Skills/Paintball Range, and Tiki Bar. Holiday hours for other establishments are as follows: KFC/Taco Bell/A&W 12 to 6 p.m., OKellys 5 to 9 p.m., Pizza Hut (delivery only) 5 to 9 p.m., Marina 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Golf Course 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Deer Point Liberty Center 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., Marine Hill Liberty Center 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., Camp Amer ica Liberty Center open 24 hours, Tierra Kay Liberty Center 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., MWR Library 12 to 9 p.m., Denich and Marine Hill Gyms 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Camp Bulkeley Gym 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., all MWR pools 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. nique and molding it into my own leadership style. The true lesson is understanding that but rather by what others see in your leadwe want to be leaders. What is it about our leaders that drives us to succeed, to conquer the hill, to go the extra mile? truly care about your people and their careers, not just their well being but their well development. Show them in everything you are and do what a true leader is. Inspire them to improve themselves and improve the team. Make sure that is what your followers see in you. Be that leader. Only at GTMO by Spc. Brian Godette COMMAND from page 3 Col. John BogdanCommander, Joint Detention Group Ccommand orner COMMAND CORNER THE WIRE | PAGE 2 THE WIRE | PAGE 3 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 Lt. Col. Sam House: 9927 Operations Officer Army Maj. Alvin Phillips Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone: 8141 Command Information NCOIC Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis Jr.: 3499The WireSenior Editor Army Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto Assistant Editor Spc. Raechel Haynes Layout Editor Spc. Cody Campana Copy Editor Army Pfc. Chalon Huston Webmaster Army Sgt. Trisha Pinczes Photojournalists Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas Spc. Jessica RandonContact 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: Army Pfc. Michael Copley, of the 193rd Military Police Company team, runs for a 60-yard reception that helped set up the game-winning touchdown in a match against the Headquarters and Headquarters Company team during Saturdays Pig Bowl action. The 193rd team defeated Navy SecDet, the defending Pig Bowl champion team, in the championship game to take the trophy. Photo by Army Pfc. Chalon HutsonCOMMAND on page 3 INDEXThe Wire FEBRUary 15, 2013Movie review: Identity Thief 525th MP Battalion Pig Bowl Trooper FocusThe 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 1,250.4 6 8 NEWS FROM THE BAY We all have role models, people we look up to for one reason or another. I ask you to take a moment and think about those leaders who have left an impact on you. Ask yourself why. What was it about that particular persons leadership example that drew your attention? Over my career, Ive had many leaders who have inspired me and set goals for me to many of us was our drill sergeant often the Soldier that doesnt think their drill sergeant could beat up your drill sergeant. Then come the formative people who change your life and career, the ones you look to emulate, those leaders who make you want Greg Boyd. Sgt. Boyd spent a lot of time teaching me, as a specialist and eventually a young buck sergeant, exactly what leader ship meant from his foxhole. Greg was the epitome of be, know, do, an Airborne cal training stud, and always, always focused on Soldiers. He fostered my development as a I remember walking to the chow hall one cold Korean day, and he stopped two Soldiers walking with their hands in their pockets. In a very professional, almost congenial, manner he asked if their hands were cold, where the gloves that the Army had issued them were and who their sergeant was. They sputtered and started to make excuses, but he stopped them and simply said, Dont offer any response other than, Im wrong sergeant, and it wont happen again. He then smartly sent them on their way. We took a few steps, and he said, I guess I could have let them walk on by, but of course, then Id have to toss my stripes in the trash. Wow, what a powerful message be the NCO the Army expects you to be or dont be an NCO at all. About seven years later, as a new platoon leader on Fort Bragg, I met Sgt. 1st Class John ing me to perform Drop Zone Safety Team duties as a new Jumpmaster myself. He imme diately impressed me with his knowledge and skill as a trainer. Sgt. 1st Class Amabile under stood that making a difference in the Army means training Soldiers to standard and ensur ing they are prepared for mission success. Some years later, now 1st Sgt. Amabile became my company first sergeant and he continued to teach and train me as a company commander. We made a great team two very motivated, type-A leaders who wanted nothing but to build the best team in the battalion. First Sgt. Amabile regularly took the time to train and mentor our squad leaders and platoon sergeants as well as the new platoon leaders. This is one of the things that impressed me the most about him rather than allowing the new lieutenants to struggle and learn through the school of hard knocks, he invested many hours in them to ensure they were the capable leaders the team needed for success. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to be trained and mentored by many great leaders Col. Mike Sullivan, Col. Terry Carrico, Col. John Abizaid, Col. Mark Spindler, and the list goes on. So, as I think about the outstanding NCOs teaching me to uphold standards and train Soldiers and the to ask myself why. Why are these the leaders that inspired me, motivated me, and made me want to be a better leader? Each of their individual traits is unique and common at the same time. But the true


THE WIRE | PAGE 4 MOVIE REVIEW I admit, I love everything technical and artsy about films. I love the crane shots that take you through the scenes setting, I love the way the actors show passion in their lines and I even love the way make-up is put on their faces to help dramatize a scene I love it all. However, as much as I love quiet movie theaters so I can lose myself in sus pension of disbelief and verbally dissecting a movie with film jargon what can beat a movie that gives you a great laugh? Identity Thief is that kind of movie! You wont see great cinematography or a stunning acting performance in this film, but what you will see is good, humorous entertainment. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), this laugh-out-loud comedy stars Jason Bateman (Hit and Run) and Melissa McCarthy (This is 40). The title, Identity Thief, already gives you an idea what the film is about, but a man who gets his identity stolen by a woman is the mockery of it all. Financial bureaucrat Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Bateman) just makes enough money to support his wife, two daughters and a baby on the way. The good news is hes been offered a job that pays way more than his current salary. The bad news is he cannot be in charge of financial matters in his new job if his credit cards are maxed out. On top of his new financial problems, he gets arrested for missing a court date in Florida nearly 2,000 miles from his home in Denver. He eventually finds out that a heavyset female con artist who enjoys living other peoples lives has stolen his identity. Patterson decides to take matters into his own hands when hes told the local police department doesnt have the authority to make an arrest in another state. In a desper ate attempt to save his job, he travels across the country to get her to confess her crime. Diana (McCarthy) doesnt come easy and gives him a rough time. His time gets even rougher when they are tracked back to Denver by thugs who want revenge for schemes Diana has pulled on them. Diana has managed to carelessly con a lot of people but takes concern for her actions when she experiences some of Pattersons honorable manners. McCarthy does an excellent job play ing the role of a con artist who eventually comes to her senses and emotionally fights with her moral principles. Her dramatic role blossoms with her superb comedic performance. She has had supporting roles in other films, but Identity Thief allows her to show her true acting abilities to the audience and exhibit how funny she can really be. I foresee her acting in more feature films and taking the shine in a couple of lead roles. I even see her branching out to play some serious roles like most comedic actors do. The other actors added a very diverse flavor to the movie also. I thought Bateman was perfect for his role. I have not seen Horrible Bosses and a few other movies Bateman stars in, but he shows that same likeable and mild mannered persona in Identity Thief as he did in Hancock. Hip hop artist T.I. (Takers) tries out a little comedy in his role as Julian, one of the thugs who track Diana down. Morris Chestnut (Think like a Man), John Cho (Total Recall) and Robert Patrick (Gangster Squad) also have small roles in this film. I enjoyed all of the actors and the come dic story line very much, but I thought the plot was stretched out a little too much. The majority of the movie takes place on the road when Patterson is taking Diana back to Denver but steers off in another direc tion. The comedic lines and performances keep your attention throughout the film, but I think eight minutes shy of two hours is more than enough time for a comedy. Overall I thought the movie was hilarious. I give Identity Thief three banana rats. Shes having the time of his life. Identity Thief By Army Staff Sgt. Michael E. Davis Jr. Movie Review R 112 min.


193rd MPs take championship trophy, help Army reclaim Pig Bowl glory After the Super Bowl, sports fans immediately turn to basketball, hockey and the upcoming baseball season, and they usually dont give football a second thought until the fall. Football is absent from their lives this time of year. On Saturday, however, eight teams made up of different military law enforcement units throughout Naval Station Guantanamo at Cooper Field, known as the Pig Bowl and hosted by the 525th Military Police Battalion each quarter. The tournament was single elimination, consisting of three rounds with an additional game for third place. Every game consisted of two halves, each being 15 minutes long. The game followed many rules of typical regulation football, including punting It was my responsibility to reach out to our sister units and saying, Hey, we would love for you to come out here and represent your unit, play some football, and to build some spirit de corps amongst the other units, said Sgt. 1st Class Richard Delgado, plans and operations noncomHeadquarters Company of the 525 MP Battalion and the lead coordinator for the Pig Bowl. The Pig Bowl itself has existed at GTMO since 2010 and was originally only made up of Army military police. The previous Pig participated in this event. This quarter, law enforcement Troopers from the Navy and Coast Guard had their own teams as well. It is not necessarily to be Army versus Navy. We invited all the law enforcement agencies on island. We include the Naval Security Forces and the Maritime Security Forces with the Coast Guard to come out here and compete and have a good time, Delgado said. We all have the same mission out here as law enforcement, regardless of what the uniform is. The Pig Bowl is a quarterly event, and the sport changes every time. Previous quarters have included sports such as softball and most recently Ultimate Frisbee. match-up between the 193rd MP Company and the HHC with the 525th MP Battalion. down in the first half of the game on a turnover by the 193rd MP Company team. Throughout most of the second half, it was apparent that the HHC team would hold on to its lead until the 193rd scored a touchdown to tie the game 6-6 with only a few minutes left to play. It looked like the game was bound to go into overtime, but the 193rd Guardians pulled off a miracle, with under a minute to go. The quarterback for the Guardians, Army Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lara, threw a deep pass to Army Pfc. Michael Copley, for a 60-yard reception, leading toward the game-winning touchdown for the Guardians. Scoring a last minute touchdown gave us a huge burst of motivation, and its going to drive us through to the championship, Spc. Travis Olmeda said as he prepared to compete in the second round. Olmeda is a corrections specialist with the 193rd MP Company and played middle-linebacker for the Guardians. Olmeda has experience in his position. He played football as middle-linebacker, as well as running back, when he was in high school. Olmedas skill, along with the rest of the 193rd Guardians hard effort, unit teamgame in the tournament. said. We feel motivated [going into the next game]. Our defense is strong. We didnt let up any points. This friendly tournament gave an oppor tunity for Troopers from different branches throughout GTMO to come together and play as a unit and compete against other law enforcement units. I am always motivated, I like to stand for my company and represent the Guardian name, and I love football, Olmeda said. We hope we can play [the 189th MP Company]. They are the company that relieves us. We can get a little competitive. It will give us bragging rights over Camp V and Camp Echo. The 193rd seemed confident that they were going to win the trophy for this quar ter. The Navy Security Force was victorious in the Pig Bowl last quarter and was the reigning champion. Many Soldiers in the 193rd, in particular, wanted to get the trophy back into the Armys hands. After the long day, the teams battled it out and the Guardians went to the championship. Fate seemed to play a part and placed them against the reigning champion Navy team. After an intense game, the 193rd won the trophy back, getting it in Army hands for the rest of the quarter, until next time when they will have to defend it themselves. We played with a lot of heart. We came together to play as a team, play as a unit, Lara said.Story and photos by Army Pfc. Chalon Hutson The Headquarters and Headquarters Company team, in black, and the 193rd Military Police Company team, in green, line up on the gridiron, as the offense prepares breaks for a running play against the 193rd Military Police Company team FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7 FEATURETHE WIRE | PAGE 6


TrooperFocus TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 9 TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Hip hop rap artist Eminem once said, You only get one shot. Do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime. Although he was talking about trying to make it big as a music artist, Eminems lyrics could be applied to many different opportunities that people come across in their lives. The line could even speak of seizing the opportunity to join the military. Army Staff Sgt. Wellington Jose saw an opportunity to enlist in the Army as a young man, and he did not pass it up. Ten years later, that opportunity has led to him being named the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Senior Trooper of the Quarter. the 525th Military Police Battalion, Jose said he was nominated and selected for the honor based upon his outstanding job per formance, his strong volunteerism around the base, and his off-duty hours spent working toward a masters degree. After being recommended for the honor by cer in charge, Army Master Sgt. Fredrico Kirksey, Jose said he went before a board made up of the JTF commander, Rear Adm. John Smith, and other members of the JTF chain of command. Based upon that interview, Jose was named Senior Trooper of the Quarter. It feels good to be able to go up there and compete and win and obviously to get recognized by the admiral and senior leadership here in GTMO and obviously same thing for my unit, Jose said. Before even being selected as Senior Trooper of the Quarter, Jose said it meant a lot to him that Kirksey, who recently left the island, thought of him for the honor. He knows pretty much how I work, Jose said. He knows all of the stuff that Ive been doing in GTMO as far as the quality of life here at GTMO, the volunteer service. Also he knows that Im trying to get my masters degree. Being my NCOIC, he knows my work performance. The road to being named Senior Trooper of the Quarter started 10 years ago next month for this Dominican Republic native turned Miami resident. Jose has one sister who is also in the Army and helped recruit him into service for his new country. He took the opportunity to enlist, but he planned to stay in for just four years and then get out and move on. That one opportunity, though, brought many more possibilities his way. During those four years, my eyes were actually opened up to all the opportunities that the Army could offer someone, he said. Thats where you get the sense of service to your country and stuff like that. Now, an outstanding senior enlisted Soldier achieving recognition for his perfor mance, Jose said it was not always that way before. Just one day, I was just going to school and working, and I was just bored doing the same thing over and over again, he said. [Somebody said,] Hey, you want to join the Army? I said, Sure. Let me try it out. An active duty Soldier, Jose has been stationed in South Korea and at Fort Hood, Texas before reporting to GTMO and was also deployed to Iraq twice with a 15-month tour and a 12-month tour. Of all of the places he has been through out his military career, Jose said GTMO is his favorite place to be. In fact, he has enjoyed his time here so much that he extended his obligation on the island. This is the best kept secret in the Army, Jose said. I extended. I love it. I love GTMO ... it reminds me of home a lot. Army, and at GTMO he is the travel and temporary duty (TDY) specialist and also the government card program coordinator for the 525th MP Battalion. information for incoming Soldiers. He said he enjoys showing Soldiers what they should be receiving on their paychecks, especially when it Know what youre supposed to be getting, Jose said. I see all the time people work, work, work and they dont know what theyre entitled to. Besides loving his job here at GTMO, Jose said he enjoys being surrounded by the warm weather that he is used to back home. He said he loves being outside where it is always sunny and bright and being able to work near the water and see the ocean. Being that he enjoys the sunshine and warm weather that GTMO offers, it is no surprise that Joses hobbies here involve being outside. He said he enjoys running, also hopes to take up scuba diving before he leaves GTMO. I love the outdoors, Jose said. As the Senior Trooper of the Quarter and as someone who seized an opportunity and achieved success because of it, Jose said he would advise junior Troopers to also take advantage of opportunities that come their achieve. Always accept a challenge when your supervisor pushes you, Jose said. Always strive to be the best at what you do, and dont be scared. ... Enjoy your time at GTMO. Senior Trooper of the Quarter Opportunity knocked once, he answered the door... ... and now hes GTMOs top senior enlisted Army Sta Sgt. Wellington Jose


THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 10 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Most of us understand that if someone were to have our name and social security number that we would The professionalism of our organization and the individual Trooper in the United States military has been a key pillar to our suc cesses, past and present. Professionalism is team. From initial entry into Basic Combat enforcer of standards that Troopers encounter. Each branch of the service has these drill sergeants or drill instructors that serve the same purpose to mold professionals. These Trooper begins, the standards of professionalism become increasingly visible in everything the Trooper does. Many Troopers sign their initial contract without the thought that the military is going to be a career. Moreover, they initially join for the pride and satisfaction that comes with being part of a professional team can ultimately lay the path for career-minded Troopers. To be successful, you must set goals for yourself. By choosing small, attainable goals along the way, the reward of achieving these goals helps to motivate and keep the Trooper on his career path and keeps him competitive with his peers. Young Troopers will often be challenged with competing priorities and outside deter him from his path of professionalism. Having goals and leaders who hold Troopers accountable can keep them on the right path. This profession can be very physically and have the mental and physical toughness to complete the mission in a garrison or combat environment. Frequent and numerous deployments and mobilizations of Troopers ness. Due to the operational tempo of combat deployments, many Troopers have endured ness regiments. When this structure is gone, some lack the personal commitment to conduct physical training on their own. Troopers goals for themselves. ance and is an indicator of professionalism. If a Trooper looks like he does not meet physical or height and weight standards, others may think that he is less than professional, regardless of his technical or tactical proficiency. stress and can help Troopers overcome symptoms of or avoid periods of depression. For me, when something has me stressed out or on edge, the best thing I can do is to go the gym and work it out. I continually challenge myself with physical fitness goals that give me motivation to accomplish or tackle even civilian and military education. Continue to strive for success in all aspects of life, monitor your bodys progression and if you see a lack of progress, make the nec essary adjustments to ensure success. Lastly, conduct yourself as the utmost professional, a vigilant warrior, in all aspects of accomplishing the mission. Protect P.I.I. USE OPSEC Sgt. st Class Alan GarretsonControl Supervisor, th MP Company Professionalism and fitnessTrooper to Trooper Bus #1 #2 #3 GTMO 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 2 JTF TROOPER CHAPEL Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.Downtown LyceumCamp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 16 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 15 17 18 19 21 20Parental Guidance (Last showing) Zero Dark Thirty (NEW) (R) 9 p.m. Zero Dark Thirty (NEW) A Haunted House (NEW) Zero Dark Thirty (NEW) Identity Thief A Haunted House (NEW) Django Unchained Escape from Planet Earth (NEW) A Good Day to Die Hard (NEW) (R) 9 p.m.A Good Day to Die Hard (NEW) Escape from Planet Earth (NEW) Silver Linings Playbook Guilt Trip (Last showing) Guilt Trip (Last showing) This is 40 (Last showing) Identity Thief This is 40 (Last showing) Parental Guidance (Last showing) Silver Linings Playbook Downtown LyceumCamp BulkeleyLocation Run #1 Run #2 Run #3 Run #4 Windward Loop/ 0900 1200 1500 1800 East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 0905 1205 1505 1805 NEX 0908 1208 1508 1808 Phillips Park 0914 1214 1514 1814 Cable Beach 0917 1217 1517 1817 NEX 0925 1225 1525 1825 Windward Loop/ 0930 1230 1530 1830 East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 0935 1235 1535 1835 Return to Oce 0940 1240 1540 1840GTMO Beach Bus ScheduleSaturdays and Sundays only SAFE RIDE 84781