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Volume 14, Issue 28 Friday, March 29, 2013
Marathon volunteers MWR needs singers and cheerleaders to April 13. Cheer stations will be placed at each mile of the marathon route to support runners. MWR is seeking volunteers to support the participants. Volunteers can call for more information or to sign up at 2113 or 77262. Military spouses nancial Industry Regulatory Authority Miliplications are due by midnight on March 31. ing spouses of active duty or retired service saveandinvest.org/military center. Easter brunch Fitness classesLooking for a new way to workout? Navy Easter speedball paintball course. Players must provide or rent their own equipment and paintballs. One-mile swim offSwimmers looking for a challenge can swim off will be held Saturday at the Marine event is free to enter Swimmers can sign up Photo Of The Weekby Evan Clark Only at GTMO by Army Sgt. Brian Godette Command Sgt. Maj. Michael BorlinSenior Enlisted Leader, 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 Senior Enlisted Leader 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 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 Spc. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent Cover: Comedian Luchana Gatica delivers a performance during her set of the Lights Out Comedy Show presented by Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation March 20 at the Downtown INDEXThe Wire March 29, 2013Movie review: The Croods Bataan Death March winners Sequestration and MWR Lights Out Comedy show Basketball championship Trooper Focus Chaplain Gard farewellThe 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 5 6 8 10 12 15 NEWS FROM THE BAY I formed tasks as instructed and we did them this way or that way. As time contincame into the conversation as to how we used to do a task or a mission. As service members continue in their to the generation that is enlisting to serve many years ago. I have always been fond of I use this term because Nintendo was something new to me at the time I realized to a friends house to play. new generation seems to hold more technological power in its hands than what was used pliment each generation that is serving its their ways are less effective. cept of respectful behavior in our services. they perceive that their input is discounted. mission degradation and/or failure. I embrace the different generations that of looking at a problem through its eyes and its own unique way to solve it. When multiple generations look at the same problem astronomical. a problem. If you believe that there is too much of an age difference between the genhave a big age range but we all want and need to mission success. Another way to look at generational gaps our monitors or the old rotary dial-up phones then we too become obsolete. If you belong be adapted to the new technology. Samuel Langhorne Clemmons (aka Mark We may listen to different music or wear completely different styles of clothes and learn something from one another.
Earlier this month, several Soldiers from the 525th Military Police Battalion went to White Sands, N.M., to compete in the Bataan Death March. They represented their battalion and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay during the 26.2 mile ruck-march in commemoration of the Americans service members who were forced to march through the Philippines during World War II. A combination of five Reservists and one active duty Soldier, from the 428th MP Company, won the team co-ed, heavy, cat egory of the march. The winners include Spc. Austin Hunsaker, Spc. Kaylee Jones, Spc. Joshua Fisher, Spc. Spencer Schatz, and Staff Sgt. Ivan Wolshlager. The heavy category required that all team members carry a 35-pound rucksack. The team was selected from several of the top finishers in GTMOs Bataan Death March, which was held in January. This march was 15.6 miles and acted as a tryout for the national competition in New Mexico. In White Sands, N.M., the entire team finished with a combined time of 39 hours, 15 minutes, and 27 seconds, which gave the entire team an average time of seven hours, 51 minutes, and six seconds. They also fin ished within eight seconds of each other, meaning that they stuck together during the entire 26.2 mile march. It was tough, but really rewarding, Jones said, the only female on the team. It helps show how close the team was; we really stuck together the whole time. Jones said that some of the other teams would have individuals take off ahead, and leave the rest of the team behind. The entire team agreed that wasnt what they were going to do. When one fell behind or was hurting, we all tried to motivate each other, Fisher said. There were a lot of people on other teams who just gave up The experience helped us bond. Before enduring these hardships, they realized training was necessary, after GTMOs Bataan Death March, in order to prepare themselves for the real march, which was almost 11 miles longer than the first. We did a lot of running, a lot of leg and back exercises, Wolshlager said. We did a lot of ruck-marching to practice, as well. Wolshlager said that there were many teams who would start jogging for a while, and then have to take a break and lay down for few minutes. His strategy for the team was different. The real story of the death march, if they stopped, they were killed, Wolshlager said about the American service members who were forced, by the Japanese, to march 80 miles through the Philippine jungle in 1942. We didnt stop at any water points; we would just grab some water and keep mov ing We thought it was important to just keep moving. Wolshlager said that as they finished, he didnt think that they were in first place, until they received the results. He also said it was pleasing to see much of his command con gratulate the team as they walked off the ferry, as they returned to GTMO. Many members of the team had the opportunity to meet some of the surviving members of the original Bataan Death March, while in New Mexico. Then during the race they worked together, and kept marching, emulating the strength of those who marched in the Philippines. Their strat egy and determination helped them come in first place.Story and photo by Spc. Chalon Hutson 525 Soldiers win in the Bataan Death March (From le to right) Sta Sgt. Ivan Wolshlager, Spc. Kaylee Jones, Spc. Joshua Fisher, and Spc. Spencer Schatz (absent Spc. Austin Hunsaker), Soldiers from the 428th Military Police Company, 525th MP Battalion, completed the Bataan Death March in White Sands, N.M., earlier this month and placed rst in the co-ed, heavy, category. eir category required a 26.2 mile march while carrying a 35-pound ruck-sack; the team nished with a combined time of 39 hours, 15 minutes, and 27 seconds, which gave the entire team an average time of seven hours, 51 minutes, and six seconds. FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Moving swiftly in and out of the rows, leaving trails of contraband, running down the aisles, screaming their war cry and confusing the enemy by deploy ing in scattered formations Naval Station Guantanamo Bay vigilant kiddies take over the Downtown Lyceum Friday night. Their main mission: seek and annoy adults as they watch The Croods. The Croods tells the story of the worlds first prehistoric family road trip. This comedy adventure is a film the whole family can enjoy. Its colorful, energetic and, for the most part, isnt corny. You cant help but fall in love with most of the animated family members. Theres a ferocious, animalistic baby and a tireless grandmother/mother-in-law, and there are many other fun, exotic characters in the movie that the family comes in contact with. Eep (voice of Emma Stone, Gangster Squad), the oldest daughter in the cave man family, explains how her family became one of the few to survive the rough conditions in their prehistoric time. They were able to survive because of her husky and strong father, Grug (voice of Nicolas Cage, Stolen). He protects them by fighting off animals twice his size, but he keeps them safe mostly because of his strict and paranoid ways. He forbids them from leaving the cave and warns them that if they go out exploring and become inquisitive about new things, they will DIE. New is always bad, never not be afraid, the neophobic caveman said, explaining his one and most important rule. They all listen to him and drink the Koolaid, so to speak, because they have been safe thus far, but there is one family member who wants to go out and chase the sun Eep. Eeps curiosity causes her to rebel against her fathers views, and when she leaves the cave on her own, she comes face-to-face with another person an intelligent cave boy name Guy (voice of Ryan Reynolds, Safe House). Eep becomes intrigued by Guys inde pendence, his exciting way of living and the fact that he is able to create fire. Guy departs but shares some important information with her before he leaves. He tells her that their world is heading toward destruction. I call it, the end, Guy said, as his pet orangutan-like animal emphasizes the seriousness with a small tune with its mouth. When Eep is reunited with her family, they express their concern, but the sobs and lectures are cut short because the end of their world has just begun. Their first idea Grug has gets crushed, literally, as their cave gets caved in with boulders. The Croods family has no choice but to swal low their fears and take on a new world. The film transitions into the plot of the story. The new world is colorful, visually appealing and definitely different from the dark cave the Croods were used to. They face some of their worst nightmares but get help from Eeps new friend, Guy. The rest of the family becomes intrigued with Guys innovative ideas as well, but Grug becomes as stubborn as he can be and does his best at keeping Guy and Eep separated. The familys adventure with Guy, or should I say their road trip, is very exciting, hilarious creative giving much credit to the direc tors, Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon). The Croods was very funny and had an amusing sense of humor. Although in the first quarter of the film I was not attracted by the drawings of the char acters, I managed to disregard Eeps illustrated heavyweight, mix-martial-arts-fighter form of body and her familys interesting features. As the movie progressed I came to accept the directors vision and the fact that the visuals for this film are very differ ent than the animated films we are used to. I very much enjoyed this film. I give The Croods four banana rats. Movie Review PG 98 min. THE WIRE | PAGE 4 MOVIE REVIEW By Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis
THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEA TURE The sequestration hitting the federal gov ernment is also affecting how Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation can host concerts and events around the base. MWRs community activities director says the local organization will do its best to continue providing entertainment for Troopers, focusing on local programs and performers when possible. Performances that were already booked before sequestration went into effect will take place as scheduled, but Community Activities Director Stephen Prestesater said future performances must be fully funded by sponsorship. Its not looking good for special events, he said, noting he plans his calendar months in advance so a few concerts were already set in stone. Sequestration hit, of course, so the first thing that always gets pulled in a budget cut is fun. Prestesater said GTMO MWR is unique in that it has a Community Activities department to coordinate activities for service members in an isolated area, but that department is taking a hit with a loss of funding. But, Prestesater said, the idea behind cut ting MWR-funded entertainment was to preserve money for more essential programs for Troopers, such as the fitness centers, library, and other facilities. Those are staying afloat, and in order to do so, some things have to be sacrificed, he said. Though Prestesater said he can still move forward with events that already booked, some items such as a return trip for the band Poor Mans Poison had to be given up because MWR can no longer pay for travel under the budget cuts. That means MWR can only bring in enter tainers if they can be brought in on the C-12 that flies between GTMO and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, so the acts would likely have to be Florida-based. Luckily, weve already established communication lines with many different agencies around the Orlando and Jacksonville area, Prestesater said, noting MWR here works with its regional office in Florida to book acts. As long as we pick them up on the C-12, were able to get them in. He said MWR will continue with two concerts next month, featuring Something Distant and the Dirty Gringoes, as well as appearances by Hollis Wilder of Cupcake Wars and for mer NFL coach Brian Billick for a live sports talk radio show. Past that, though, Prestesater said MWR is working to solicit corporate and local sponsorships to fund future entertainment. One such company is USAA, which supported a December concert by the country band Scarletta and with which GTMO MWR has a yearlong deal. Were working with multiple different agencies trying to find [sponsorship], whether its local or corporate sponsorship, Prestesater said. USAA happens to be one of them. We are working with other agencies currently to see what we can do. He said MWR is also working with the USO to sponsor GTMOs annual 4th of July fireworks show, and he added GTMO has acquired a significant amount of funding in commercial sponsorship to support events such as concerts and provide prizes for runs and other programs. The gym will be able to still have runs and pass out medals, or they might have prizes. Liberty will still be able to have events where they have prizes, Prestesater said. These programs will still exist and be able to give out something to you due to our commercial sponsors. While MWR is looking to extend its agree ment with USAA and work with the USO, Prestesater said the organization is also seeking partnerships with local agencies on base and major corporate entities in Florida. Though Troopers wont get to see as many large events as theyre used to, Prestesater said MWR will begin focusing more local programs, such as expanding events at the craft shop and seeking out local entertainment. Prestesater said he would like to put together a house band, similar to the GTMO group Genius Kong that performed until the lead singer left the island, that could perform shows at different venues around the base. We know they exist on the island. Of course, its really trying to find the time that everyone can work together, he said. Itll be open to everyone from contractors to active duty, anyone who wants to participate. With a few ideas going around to keep Troopers provided with entertainment, Prestesater said he appreciates the GTMO communitys patience during a difficult, trying time. MWR is doing everything it can to insure that were still bringing you the best in what we can, whether it be entertainment, programming, or even facility hours, he said. MWR is doing everything it can to insure that were still bring ing you the best in what we can, whether it be entertainment, pro gramming, or even facility hours.-Stephen Prestesater,GTMO MWR community activities director The Nashville, Tenn.-based country band Scarletta performs at Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Downtown Lyceum in December during a USAA-sponsored, GTMO Morale, Welfare and Recreationhosted concert. Performances such as this will become fewer in number due to sequestration-driven budget cuts, as such events now require sponsorship dollars to happen. MWR also cannot pay to transport celebrities, meaning most future entertainers will have to come out of Florida.Budget cuts restrain MWRs ability to host events at GTMO
FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 THE WIRE | PAGE 8 FEATURE Story and Photos by Spc. Jessica Randon From Los Angeles, Calif., to Naval ulous comedians brought good vibes to the GTMO community on March 20, as they entertained the crowd with an awesome stand-up comedy show. The comedy show featured Mark Serritella, Justin Berkman, Luchana Gatica, David Forseth, and last but certainly not least Johnny Cardinale. All of these comedians have per formed together on other Armed Forces Entertainment tours covering areas in the Middle East from Lebanon to Turkey. After visiting the Bahamas and Greenland the next stop on their most recent tour was our stage here at GTMO. dian to hit the stage. Gatica was the only female comedian on this tour and she held her own at the comedy show, dishing out plenty of single-female jokes that had the audience on the edge of their seats. Gatica is an actress and writer from Los Angeles playing most recently in a new television series titled East Los High. Following Gatica was Justin Berkman. Justin Berkman delivered his stand up like a poet. He didnt make his words rhyme, but he ended every sentence with a high note so as to ensure we all had high anxiety by the time he was jokes around females as well, except his focus was on reminding us that we are not princesses or any type of royalty, so we should really stop behaving as ble fan base with his views. Following Berkman was Mark Serritella. Serritella, a Los Angeles based actor, writer and stand-up comedian, has been acting and performing standup comedy for the last 12 years and has been featured in more than 20 independent films, commercials and internet videos. Serritella considers his comedy to be full of social satire, which he did by involving many of the audience members. After Serritella came David Forseth. At first glance, you might not be too familiar with this man. But its not but more so the sound of his voice. Forseth is a well known actor, writer and comedian but is best known for his voice-over in video games ranging from 2010s Red Dead Redemption, to more recently, the voice of Lieutenant Riley in Prototype 2. His role with his stand-up comedy as he becomes very animated when on stage, while also telling stories and sharing his own life experiences to thrill the audience. Johnny Cardinale was the final comedian on stage. He was the one who put together this star-studded group of comedians, after being contacted by Armed Forces Entertainment requesting to do these tours for ser vice members. Cardinale himself performs for shows ranging from Chelsea Lately and Jimmy Kimmel Live to the Game Show Network and TV Guide Channel. Cardinale, who will be mak ing his Hollywood debut this year in, Bobby Khans Ticket to Hollywood, entertained GTMO residents with classic stand-up comedy and an arrangement of song parodies that had the audience singing along. Knowing that these comedians are not strangers to performing for ser vice members, it was interesting to love performing for the military. To have the opportunity, outside a normal comedy club environment, where your entertaining random drunk strangers, to actually use our skills for good and raise and lift the meaningful said Berkman. While Berkman enjoys the dif ference in the environment, Forseth explained why performing for servicemembers has a bit more of a personal meaning to him. My cousin was a ranger hes still working with the Navy, so its a huge honor to come and give back to you guys and say thanks for your service and all your hard work, Forseth said. This is one of the many comedy shows that has been brought here to GTMO. But there is no doubt that these were great comedians who Theres a saying out there about how laughter is one of the best medicines. Well if thats the case then it community got a good dose of feel better last Wednesday, thanks to this awesome group of comedians. Live, laugh, love and laugh some more, the motto to last a life time. GTMO COMEDY (From left to right) David Forseth, Justin Berkman, Mark Serritella, Luchana Gatica and Johnny Cardinale take a bow after the show. Johnny Cardinale gets the audience involved in a sing along. David Forseth enjoys imitating diffferent characters on stage. Johnny Cardinale demonstrates an astronaut walk.
FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURETHE WIRE | PAGE 10 By Sgt. Ferdinand omas The 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, also known as the BEEF, won the Guantanamo Bay Morale Welfare & Recreation Basketball League championship March 19th defeating the 525th Military Police Battalions Vigilant Warriors 44-41. Roars echoed through the gym after each scored basket. The game stayed close throughout the matchup but the BEEF stayed focused on the prize trophy and edged out a win. (Above) 474th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen (BEEF) pose with the GTMO Basketball League championship trophy after defeating the Vigilant Warriors. (Top Right) BEEF Troopers and fans cheer deep in the second half as their team continues to pull away toward the win. (Right) Senior Airmen Larry Hampp attemps a layup during the championship game against one of the Vigilant Warrior players.BEEFwins GTMOchampionship!basketball league
At some point or another, most of our ancestors went through the process of becoming American citizens. Some even went on to serve in the military. Imagine what it must have been like for them. Imagine where they came from and the reasons that they came to America. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Bonislav Grulich doesnt have to imagine because he has done it. Grulich is a former citizen of the Czech Republic and a former member of the Czech military, where he served as a shooting instructor. Growing up in the Czech Republic was very similar to growing up in the United States, but it [started out] very different, Grulich said. I grew up during my first 10 years when the Czech Republic was still communist. Czechoslovakia split in 1993 to become the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and in March 1999, the Czech Republic joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). Grulich joined the Czech army in 1999. The Czech military is very small, so its a bit different from the U.S. military, Grulich said. We only have an Army, Air Force, and small Special Forces. Once, he came to the United States for a visit but found reasons to stay. Id never thought about staying in the United States, Grulich said. I was in school studying business and economy, so if I had stayed, I probably would have found a job at a bank. I took a break from school, and I came here to visit my friends in San Francisco, went to San Diego and met a girl who became my wife. Thats how I ended up staying. Grulich stayed and became a citizen. On the encouragement of a friend, he joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 2008 A friend of mine is active duty Coast Guard, and he told me a lot of great things about [it], Grulich said. He introduced me to it, and thats why I chose this branch. During his time in the Coast Guard, Grulich has been deployed three times. His second deployment brought him to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, and he has come back for his third deployment. Ive been deployed here twice, and each experience was different, he said. I was with active duty Coast Guard. I didnt know anyone in that unit. This time, Im deployed with people I know and am friends with. The military can give Troopers a wide variety of experiences, and Grulich is no exception. The last three years out of four and a half Ive spent on deployments, Grulich and completely different than GTMO. There is nothing to do there but go to the gym and GTMO is like a tourist resort in comparison. GTMO may not be his toughest deployment, but Grulich still takes his job seriously as a member of Port Security Unit 311. As the head of his crew, Grulich ensures that the team is in their best shape and maintains their readiness. Im a tactical coxswain, he said. Im in charge of a small boat and my crew. We [patrol] certain areas to make sure they are secure. Whether he is patrolling the waters around GTMO or off duty, Grulich uses his experiences to improve on everything he and he crew do. Simply put, what sets him apart is his exemplary devotion to duty and his love of service, said Master Chief Petty Officer Wayne North, senior enlisted leader of PSU 311. Grulich has demonstrated not only his technical skill as a tactical coxswain but an unwavering dedication to getting the mission done, despite the hazards and obstacles he may come across, and all while keeping a positive attitude. TrooperFocus TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 12 TROOPER FOCUS Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Bonislav Grulich Story and photos by Spc. Raechel Haynes
FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 15 The former Joint Task Force Guantanamo command chaplain, Navy Capt. Daniel Gard, said the only problem he had with his job during his nine-month tour was that the JTF chain of command was always three steps ahead of me. As part of his duties as command chaplain, Gard advised the command element and brought to them new ideas to help the Troopers, whether through counseling programs, spiritual services or other aspects. But, Gard said during a farewell breakfast for him in Gold Hill Galley at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay on March 20, when he brought his ideas to the commanders, they had often already thought of it. I dont think Ive ever worked for a command that is as involved with their people as this command element is, he said. Theyre always thinking about the Troopers. The command element showed that they care about their chaplain too, at a celebration attended by Army Brig. Gen. James Lettko, the JTF deputy commander, Marine Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith, the JTF senior enlisted leader, and various JTF and NAVSTA chaplains and assistants. Lettko acknowledged the storms Gard weathered, sometimes literally, in his nine months here, including hurricanes Isaac and Sandy, military commissions, and a presence in the camps. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment, the general noted, can be seen in the new Trooper Chapel that is being built. That will be part of your enduring legacy as you leave here, Lettko said, joking that JTF-GTMO might even name the new building after Gard. We appreciate everything youve done. Another part of Gards legacy is that he will leave GTMO as Capt. Gard but will become Rear Adm. Gard soon after he returns to the United States, Lettko said. Admiral select in the Navy Reserve is a big, big deal, Lettko said, noting Gard achieved the rank through his diverse deployments and assignments. Thats a testament to your dedication to your service. In a separate interview, Gard said he joined the Navy not to climb a ladder and eventually become admiral but to be a pastor to his fellow service members. Thats what Ive always tried to do, and Ive loved every minute of it, he said. My prayer and hope is that Ill be a faithful servant in that role and make possible ministry to our Troopers around the world. What its all about are the troops. recognition that humbles Gard and an opportunity that he appreciates. Its an incredible honor, he said. My colleagues in the chaplain corps are an amazing collection of people, and so many that have been considered for this position could easily have been chosen. Theres not a weak link among them. After he completes what he called admiral boot camp, Gard will pin on his new rank Oct. 1 and then serve temporarily as deputy chaplain of the Marine Corps before moving That is quite an accomplishment for a man who said he originally planned to stay in the Navy for four years, but when he reached his 10-year mark, he realized he had forgotten to get out. But, he also realized he was still this as long as God lets me do it. At his farewell breakfast, Gard thanked his JTF and NAVSTA colleagues for their service to Troopers, for which they often dont get to see the end result. he counseled early in his career who was struggling with some issues and thinking about getting out of the Navy. Years later, at a Gard used that story to remind his colleagues that they can and do make a difference in the lives of Troopers. Never underestimate the importance of what you do, he said. I just want to thank you very much for what you do. Gard, who left GTMO on Saturday, called the end of his tour a bittersweet moment because he gets to see his family again, but he also has to leave all of the people he has met. I want everyone here to know that, as their chaplain, theyve been in my prayers, and as I leave Guantanamo Bay, they will remain in my prayers, he said. Its been my greatest honor to be a part of this. Im more proud of having served JTF than I am of making admiral.GTMO bids farewell to head JTF chaplain, celebrates his success I want everyone to know that, as their chaplain, theyve been in my prayers, and as I leave Guantanamo Bay, they will remain in my prayers. Its been my greatest honor to be a part of this. Im more proud of having served JTF than I am of making admiral.Navy Capt. Daniel Gard,former JTF command chaplain Army Brig. Gen. James Lettko, Joint Task Force Guantanamo deputy commander, presents a commemorative plaque and coin to Navy Capt. Daniel Gard, who served for nine months as JTF command chaplain. Gard was honored at a farewell breakfast last week both for his service to JTF and his upcoming promotion to rear admiral. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis Jr.
Setting Goals e military oers more than 4,100 unique jobs. Opportunities for women vary in the dierent branches of the service. But overall, women serve in a wide range of units and roles. Women are now an important part of military operations and peace-keeping missions. And the number of female ocers is now about equal to the number of male ones. To set professional goals and take charge of your future you may want to create a chart and write down three of your professional goals, the skills and knowledge to reach each goal, the resources both people and programs that can help you toward each goal and the steps you can take to get started. What will you do aer the military? Right now, it may be impossible to imagine life other than the military. But its important to use your time as a servicewoman to prepare for the future. One of the militarys best benets is that you will enter the civilian workforce as a highly trained, disciplined and experienced job candidate. Consider your options early If you know you arent going to reenlist, you should start planning for a civilian career as soon as possible. e rst step is scheduling a preservation counseling appointment at your bases or installations transition oce, which is usually located in the family center. Try to do this at least six months before separation. A counselor will help you evaluate your skills and explore civilian careers. A Proud History Women have always contributed to this nations armed forces. In fact, during the American Revolution, some women disguised themselves as men in order to be Soldiers. Ocially, women have been serving in the military since 1901. But until World War 1, they were recruited only as nurses. Aer proving themselves in a variety of noncombat roles in all branches of the armed forces during World War II, women became eligible for permanent assignments in active duty forces. Since then, women have continued to serve with distinction and gain new opportunities. Servicewomen share common goals A sense of mission to defend our nation and maintain world peace Professional growth to maximize opportunities for training and advancement Personal growth to be healthy and happy, and to reach their full potential Single or married, mothers or not, women are essential to the militarys success. MILITARY WOMEN IN THE FEATURE From Women in the Military: A Guide for Success Channing Bete Company THE WIRE | PAGE 16 FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 17 GTMO Says... Shes very creative and the author of the True Blood series. Her books are whimsicle and very entertaining to read. -Air Force Staff Sgt. Sierra Whitaker, J-4 Strategic Charlaine HarrisEven if a lot of folks think the songs are depressing I could probably listen to her voice all day. Class Casey Miller, J-2 Signal Detachment Amy Lee Keke Palmer is hot and around my age too. Ill probably never see her in my life, but I could wish right? 177th Military Police Shes an awesome actress. -Spc. Paige Ugorowski, 177th Military Police Keke Palmer Kate Hudson Charlaine Harris Keke Palmer Amy Lee Who is your favorite female entertainer and why?
THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 19 TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 18 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Dont give it to them. Make sure you safeguard your passwords. Dont use Everyone who uses Facebook, Twitter or blogs, or even just has a cell phone nowadays, has read or seen something sent to them and thought, What the heck were they thinking? The widespread use of social media is seen everyday people texting, taking pictures with the phone and keeping connected with friends and family members. But, what seems to go unnoticed by the majority of the public are the repercussions felt by the misuse of social media. The conviction of two high school foot ball stars in Steubenville, Ohio, is just the most recent case to highlight social medias impact on society. In this case, the brutal sexual assault of a young girl was not only recorded by a cell phone camera, but the subsequent text messages were used to identify and convict the two rapists. The Ohio Attorney General is now convening a grand jury to continue the investigation into the actions of others who spread images of the victim and failed to report the crime or aided in obstructing the investigation. Situations like the one in Steubenville may be rare but unfortunately are on the rise. Cyber bullying has been on the rise for some time, and it is not just limited to school-age kids. Adults engaged in heated child custody and divorce cases have sent inappropriate messages or posts, only to find them later used as evidence against them. The old saying that we are our own worst enemy seems to be truer now than ever. Another problem we face is the immediate barrage of information that may lack credibility but tends to incite us. it later when the erroneous information is discovered. While our smart phones allow us to capture memorable moments that would have been missed in years past, it also can create problems down the road when we snap an inappropriate photo of someone or are the recipient of one. When there is a party where alcohol is consumed, some hosts take the keys from guests who appear intoxicated so they dont get behind the wheel, but no one thinks about the dangers of cameras being pulled out to capture our lapses in judgment. Later on, those embarrassing images make their way well documented actions. Dont get me wrong I am not a hater of social media. I use Facebook to stay in touch with the things going on back home, and I get amused at the comments and images posted by my friends. But, as with everything else, with the good comes the bad. The phrase we are so connected that we are not connected seems to ring truer each and every day. Hardly a day goes by that I do not see someone tex ting away despite the fact they are surrounded by others with little real interaction going on between them. We all know about the dangers of driving while impaired, but it seems a great deal of us are unaware of the equally fatal posting while impaired. Whether it is fueled by alcohol or emotion, there are words and images that are posted only to be regretted later. Remember that whatever is posted on the internet, texted or sent as an image to another person can be retrieved, despite it being deleted by the recipient. Once it is out there, it is out there for all to see. All of us should be mindful that inappropriate postings and texts can be obtained and used to determine eligibility for security clearances, promotions and employment. Ask yourself this before posting or texting: If my (insert parent, spouse, CSM/CMC/CCM or minister) was to see this, would it cause me embarrassment or trouble? If the answer isnt a quick and unequivocal NO, then dont do it. Just as we are taught with weapons, keep ton can be just as deadly to your life as that weapon. Whether it is fueled by alcohol or emotion, there are words and images that are posted only to be regretted later. Remember that whatever is posted on the internet, texted or sent as an image to another person can be retreived, de-spite it being deleted by the recipient. Once it is out there, it is out there for all to see. 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