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Volume 14, Issue 29 Friday, April 5, 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. Food courtMarblehead Lanes now has a new restau rant in its food court. KFC and A&W have been replaced by House of Yum. House of Yum will serve Asian fast food. Residents will have a choice of rice, two entrees, and an eggroll for $8.99. House of Yum opens soon. For more information, call Marble head Lanes at 2118. Marine lifeDiving for conch is prohibited now through the end of May while the season is and fans is prohibited. For more information Department Environmental at 4662 or 4493 1710.10. Fitness classes obics classes at 10:30 a.m. at the Windjam mer pool. Enjoy getting in shape with these to sign up, call 2113.Live musicMWR is hosting two bands in April. day, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Windjammer Day at the Bay day, April 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. Activities will include face painting, a surfboard painting contest, a cardboard boat regatta, and much more. Cardboard boats must be registered at the marina by April 15. Residents interested in being food vendors can call 55371 to sign up. Photo Of The Weekby Voltaire Siacor Only at GTMO by Army Sgt. Brian Godette 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 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: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent Cover: From left, Army Sgt. Maj. Rene Torres, Army Lt. Col. Ruben Soto and Army Maj. Josue Mercado, all of the 125th Military Police Battalion, stand with other Soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard on March 29 for one of their last formations. Four units from the National Guard departed Naval Station Guantanamo Bay on Monday after a nine-month tour at Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Photo by Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas INDEXThe Wire April 5, 2013Movie review: Snitch and G.I. Joe: Retaliation MWR holds all-night softball GTMO celebrates Easter Puerto Rico NG departs Trooper Focus Bayview hosts Steak OutThe 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 10 12 15 NEWS FROM THE BAY What is a knight? Knights were the kings armies and protected his lands and people. like todays Army leaders, the medieval kings knew that they could not oversee their entire kingdom without trusted subordinate leaddiligently oversaw their individual sections of the kingdom, ensuring the collective nation was intact. the knights was that they lived by the code of chivalry, in which they swore to defend the weak, remain loyal, and be honest to all people and compassionate towards their like the knights of the middle ages, live by a code known as the Army values Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Courage. As highly trained military experts, knights had a mission to use that expertise to train and lead their those key subordinate leaders who are the standard bearers and executers of the comhave had many knights, such as my squad my intent and vision for mission success and to be successful, my knights, our knights, must have the authority to execute. All leaders make their subordinate leaders successful by empowering them to make decisions and have always kept a close watch over my knights, ensuring they under stand my intent and have the necessary resources to accomplish their misthem where they need and prepare them for continued growth and success. knights is simple it is much more effective to provide detailed orders and guidance to a few key leaders rather than try to achieve that level of detail across a large formation. At every level, from brigade commander to squad leader, we must know who our knights are and empower them to lead You must invest you energy, blood, sweat and tears into the leaders who will one day Ask yourself. Do they know who they are? Are you taking the time to ensure they are the best trained and developed leaders that our nation deserves?As a leader, I counted on my knights to be the vital link through which I imparted my intent and vision for mission and success and looked to them to achieve it. But, in order to be successful, my knights, our knights, must have the authority to execute.


Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Morale, Welfare, and Recreation hosted a one-mile swim off at the Marine Hill Pool on Saturday. In order to complete one mile, swimmers had to complete 17.5 laps of the 50-yardlong pool, equaling 100 yards a lap. Swimming is a unique exercise, and with two pools available here at GTMO, Troopers have an opportunity to break away from the repetitive nature of running and jogging. What MWR does is organize functions for everyone and try to provide more activities for the community, said Anthony Roberts, aquatics manager for MWR. Its good for fitness. What swimming does is exercise every muscle in your body. Swimming requires more coordination with your breathing, arm action and leg action. Thats why many people like to swim. The winner of the male race was Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Gavola, a tactical crew member with Port Security Unit 311, with a final time of 23 minutes and 53 seconds. Gavola is a native of California and grew up around the water, which is where he gained experience in swimming. Every day I spent time at the beach, Gavola said. Before the pool hours changed, I used to come in and swim often. With the new hours, I havent been able to swim in a while, so my time was a little slower than I expected. Gavola participates in various MWR activities, which provide him a way to be active outside of work and have fun at the same time. I wanted to support the MWR events, he said. Its fun to do other activities the MWR puts on to relieve stress from work and make the time here go by a little bit faster. The female swimmers had a separate race but were not far behind the male finalists. Army Capt. Abigail Vargo, a battalion surgeon with the 525th Military Police Battalion, finished in first place for the females, with a time of 28 minutes and 35 seconds. Vargo said swimming is one of her preferred workouts for various reasons. Its not as hard on your joints, she said. It helps with flexibility. Vargo said she enjoys having access to the pool at Marine Hill. However, her schedule makes it difficult for her to use the pool in her free time. I enjoy getting to know people I dont work with, she said. More people would be able to swim if the pools were still open a few hours later. MWR hosts events for all Troopers and GTMO residents to participate in. It is wise for anyone interested to check in regularly and register for future events ahead of time. We have swimming lessons starting [Monday], and that is going to be a great program for the community that runs through eight months out of the year, Roberts said. Its a great thing to come and compete against each other, support MWR and support the community. If you missed the one-mile swim, there will be more opportunities in the future. MWR has plans to conduct a swim across Guantanamo Bay in May, which Troopers can look forward to.Story and photos by Spc. Chalon Hutson GTMO swimmers compete in one-mile swim Swimmers begin a one-mile race at the Marine Hill Pool on March 30 during a swim-o held by Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. Competitors swam 17.5 laps in the 50-yard-long pool, equaling 100 yards a lap. FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Coast Guard Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Michael Gavola nishes a one-mile swim in rst place with a nal time of 23 minutes and 53 seconds on March 30. e race was part of a swim-o held by Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.Easter weekend always makes me reminisce of my childhood, where I could do things such as go on Easter egg hunts and play with G.I. Joes. The thing about playing with G.I. Joes is that there doesnt have to be an outstanding storyline, any over-arching symbolism, or melodramatic monologues to make your story awesome. So, why would you expect any of that from a G.I. Joe movie? G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the sequel to the 2009 flop G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, which tanked at the box office and was considered ridiculous and cheesy. The producers at Paramount had a lot to make up for when choosing to shoot a sequel, so they devised a strategy. Together they asked the question: How would you make this new movie not only better than the first, but an intense actionpacked thriller that will dominate the Easter weekend box office? They came up with a good answer. First, you hire a new director, Jon M. Chu, who directed Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D. Next, you take away things such as conve nient invisibility suits you only activate once you are in a head-lock by your enemy and multi-billion dollar submarines that could only serve a specific purpose, unique to the mission you are currently on. After that, you kill off Channing Tatum in the first 20 minutes, then throw in Dwayne The Rock Johnson as the new main badass for the rest of the film, keep the ninjas from before and give them an epic fighting scene on the side of a mountain, throw in Adrianne Palicki (Red Dawn, 2012) looking hot the entire time. Finally include Bruce Willis as an awesome general with a secret weapons safe inside his wall with the PIN 1776, then give him a ton of firepower and let him do his Bruce Willis thing. They figured this formula would work, and it did, scoring an estimated $41.2 million during its opening last weekend. Retaliation features the G.I. Joe team after they have been betrayed and almost completely wiped out by an imposter president, played by Jonathan Pryce (Governor Norris in Pirates of the Caribbean). What follows is 110 minutes of Easter-eggs-to-the-wall action. The movie wasnt a psychological thriller that had you guessing until the end, nor should it have been. It was exactly what it needed to be: the recreation of all the awesome G.I. Joe stories you played out in your head and with your action figures as a kid except this time with real guns, hot chicks, and Bruce Willis. What could be better than that? It more than healed the damage done by its first film. If you look for action in your movies, I definitely recommend seeing G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I give it three and a half banana rats. Movie Review PG-13 110 min.If you didnt get your fill of The Rock during G.I. Joe, you can always see Snitch, his previous film. It features The Rock playing John Matthews, the owner of a construction company in Missouri, whose son is sent to jail and accused of trafficking drugs. Given the choice to serve a maximum sentence, up to 30 years, or reduce his sentence to two years, he and his son are coaxed by the federal district attorney, Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon, Cloud Atlas), to turn in another drug dealer to get the lesser sentence. Matthews son refuses to do so, which leads Matthews to make a deal with Keeghan. He agrees to partner with the DEA. He then works Movie Review PG-13 112 min.alongside Agent Cooper played by Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan and We Were Soldiers), sporting a beard for this role, and help them take down a drug lord to reduce his sons sentence for him. This partnership leads Matthews down a road filled with drugs, violence and Mexican drug cartels. The Rock and Pepper had a solid partnership and worked well together, but Sarandons acting was almost as annoying as the car alarm right next to the screen that went off for 90 seconds in the middle of the movie. This film has twists and turns with a little bit of comic relief mixed in. It definitely shows that The Rock was never meant to be a one-hit wonder with The Scorpion King nearly 11 years ago. When given a solid role (that doesnt include him being the tooth fairy), he has the ability to knock it out of the park, put ting method actors to shame. Even though there seemed to be something missing that could have made the movie great, Snitch overall was a good film. It deserves two and a half banana rats. THE WIRE | PAGE 4 MOVIE REVIEW Reviews by Spc. Chalon Hutson


THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEA TURE Nine teams went head to head in a double elimination all-night softball tour nament. This wasnt just any tournament though. It was a one-pitch game that had an April Fools theme. Smiles lit up the dark night as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Marines got strong hits on their one underhand pitch. A part of the theme had the troops playing softball backward. Once you hit the ball third base became first base. Everyone had a great time. This type of tournament has historically been a success and being April Fools we changed a few things, Jim Holbert, MWR sports coordinator, said. The championship came down to the GTMO Latinos and the Mercenaries. And the GTMO Latinos won by a landslide 18-8. Story and photos by Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas (Below)Teams square off during the 1-Pitch softball tournament early in the night. (Top) Army Staff Sgt. Travis Sand gets a big hit to score his team a run.GTMO MWR Bring Troops Together With April Fools Soball


FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 THE WIRE | PAGE 8 FEATURE A nearly full moon was still high in the sky over Naval Station Guantanamo Bay on Easter Sunday, as the morning light slowly began to shine. A piano played softly, while the waves gently crashed over the sand at Windmill Beach. A crowd gathered and whispered among themselves in anticipation of what was about to happen. Just as the Bible says the followers of Jesus Christ did on the first Easter Sunday many centuries ago, his followers at GTMO came together once again to witness the good news of their belief in his crucifixion and resur rection during a series of religious services conducted around the base. To celebrate the moment that Joint Task Force Guantanamo command chaplain Navy Cmdr. Terry Eddinger called the entire basis of our Christian teaching, JTF and naval station chaplains joined forces for an Easter sunrise service Sunday morning at Windmill Beach. In addition to the sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., the Trooper Chapel and naval station chapel played host to a variety of Protestant and Catholic services, including a Gospel ser vice at 1 p.m. that presented a short play based This is a wonderful day when we can come together and celebrate the good news naval station command chaplain Navy Capt. John Dickens said in welcoming the attendees to the sunrise service. The crowd that filled two sections of bleachers at Windmill Beach was the largest Dickens said he has seen compared to other sunrise services he has been to. If thats any sign of the good news of the morning, then its a good day, he said. Trooper Chapel worship band leader Kit Lerio led a chorus in singing Wonderful Cross to open the service, and then Dickens delivered the call to worship before naval station chaplain Navy Lt. Larry Jones led the congregation in singing the hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today. JTF deputy command chaplain Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Zulli gave the epistle reading from the First Book of Corinthians. The passage recalls the good news of Christs resurrection and states that this belief is the foundation of Christianity. Naval station chaplain Navy Lt. Tung Tran gave the gospel reading from the Book of John. The passage describes the moment in which Mary Magdalene and the disciples found Jesus tomb empty, and then Jesus appeared to them before ascending into heaven. After the readings, Eddinger delivered a sermon in which he talked about the 36 resurrection. Jesus followers had seen him perform miracles and tell parables to turn sinners into believers, Eddinger said. As a result, he said, they had come to believe he was the savior who would give them eternal life, so when he died they had many questions. They had seen him arrested, handed over to the Jews, and given cruel death, so, Eddinger said, they wondered what happened and why it ended this way. They pondered these questions for a day and half before going to the tomb to see if Jesus promise had come true. Their questions faded in the light of and then Jesus appeared to his followers to announce the good news that he had died and risen to take away the punishment for their sins. It was not just the beginning of a new day. It was the beginning of a new way, Eddinger said, pointing to the Christian belief that Through him, we have life everlasting. We a new way and a new hope for all of us. We have new life, and Jesus is our hope. After the sermon, Jones once again led the congregation in singing the hymn Low in the Grave He Lay. Dickens then remarked how the crowd represented different Christian denominations but had joined as one to remember their common savior. We can come together in faith because we believe Jesus is lord, Dickens said. Wherever we go today, its good we can begin this way. In closing the service with the benedic tion, Army Capt. Brady Frederick, the 525th Military Police Battalion chaplain, reminded the congregation that Jesus came not to be a nice guy who did nice things for people but all mankind. was further commemorated in a play reenact ing the event performed by members of the Gospel service. Easter Sunday, also called resurrection Sunday by Christians, is the day Jesus rose from the dead and became a spirit to whom they pray and confess their sins. The play was organized and directed by Air Force Master Sgt. Brenda Fleming, and it showcased in front of other church members at the beginning of the service. And so it was, more than 2,000 years ago, that Jesus picked up his cross, Fleming said as she began to narrate the play. Played by Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Craft, Jesus carried his cross to the pulpit of the church, nizing pain, some characters mocked him and beat him, but other sympathized with him. So, here it is on a hill they called Calvary, where they led him, the place where our savior The actors performed while Fleming nar rated the rest of the story. The crowd grew as the soldiers took up their positions, and here they put a crown of thorns upon his head, Fleming said. She continued to narrate as the church members awed at the role players perfor Father, I commend my spirit in your hands, Craft said as he hung on the cross. As he said this, Jesus hung his head and died, Fleming said. While Jesus hung on the cross, the church became dark and music began to fill the church. Three days later, as prophesied by Jesus, he got up from the grave with all power in his hands, Fleming said. For death and the grave could not hold him down. Just seconds later, a resurrected Jesus walked inside the church. Jesus blessed the characters as they kneeled down in shock. All power has been given to me in heaven and in earth, Haynes said. The church members applauded and the actors bowed three times and proceeded to dance in victory down the aisle. Just as Jesus followers were excited to wit his followers here showed their excitement at hearing the good news all over again. While the day of celebration started off in the darkness, the sun was now high in the sky as the schedule of services honoring the rection came to an end. Just as Jesus followers found a new way followers at GTMO also found a new way and a new hope on Easter Sunday thousands of years later. A new day ... a new hopeGTMO Christians celebrate the miracle of Easter Joint Task Force Guantanamo command chaplain Cmdr. Terry Eddinger delivers a sermon in which he talked about the darkness Christians felt at Jesus


FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURETHE WIRE | PAGE 10 Story and Photo by Spc. Cody Campana The Puerto Rico National Guard left Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Monday after a nine-month deployment at Joint Task Force Guantanamo in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They provided many different support roles necessary to the base functions. Our deployment was for nine months at GTMO, but it was a total of 10 months with the mobilizing station, said Army Master Sgt. Luis Cora, operations non-commissioned After 10 months away from home, most of the Soldiers seemed very ecstatic to return to their families. I think they are very excited, Cora said. Believe it or not, the Puerto Rico National Guard is very rich with its family unity, and the fact that they havent been around their families, they are all excited to be around them once they get back to the island. Most of the Puerto Rico National Guard went home, but a few stayed to further support the Joint Detention Group mission. The Soldiers that are staying are mainly from the Joint Task Force. There are a few that have extended due to the high unemployment rate, he said, We have people staying with transportation, and we have rotations with the have extended. GTMO, the Puerto Rico National Guard has had a long history here. They have been deployed here ever since This is our sixth rotation from our National Guard in Puerto Rico. Although Puerto Rico is a small island, its National Guard contributes many units to Guantanamo Bay. We had four total units come to this rotation. The JTF, which is the 191st Regional Support Group and their mission was in support of detainee operations, he said. The same thing, we were here in support of the has external security, which is one of our units, 770th MP Company that also provided exter nal security. While here at GTMO, they not only accomplished their missions during Hurricane Sandy, but they also accomplished a great deal in a joint service environment. We worked on the base defense plan and we also worked on the memo of agreement and understanding between the Naval Station and Joint Detention Group, Cora said. That was quite an accomplishment for us and also in support of the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, as you know they just left the island, we were in support of their operations as far as the detention center itself. Just sharing that joint environment was also an accomplishment for the National Guard of Puerto Rico. Within their long list of successes while here on the island, they also shared in some of the more memorable and historic missions that GTMO is known for. One of the memorable missions was in support of the commissions, where theres that constant support of high value detainees, Cora said. While constantly working in the joint environment and supporting the JDG mission, the units of the Puerto Rico National Guard faced Like any other mission when you get good guidance, leadership, and direction, Cora said. I think any troops can accomplish the mission when they are under that type of leadership, which is what we received here at GTMO. The good leadership that the Puerto Rico National Guard received here at GTMO led to a safe deployment and a successful mission. This deployment has been an overall suc cess, Cora said.I know that our commander ophy: Give a damn! I remember asking him when I arrived, Sir, how do you spell success for us after nine months? His response was, If we dont hurt the detainees and we dont lose a Soldier, we have been successful. For what its worth, Id like to tell Col. Bogdan Sir we have been successful. We didnt hurt any detainees and we didnt lose any Soldiers dur ing this deployment.


TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 12 TROOPER FOCUS We want to win games and have fun.FocusTrooperBy Army Sgt. Ferdinand ThomasSpc. Brittany GriffinQ. Where are you from? A. Waldorf, Md. Q. How did you organize the Vigilant Ladies and who are they? A. I found out that males and females have to play organize a female team. Most of the ladies are from 525 and we have few from other units. Q. Who do the Vigilant Ladies play against? A. We play the only other female team and theyre called The Soccer Bombers. I believe they mainly con sist of civilian personnel. Q. What is the Vigilant Ladies record? A. Q. Where does your love for soccer come from? A. Ive been playing since I was four. I grew up play ing. I started playing on military bases cause thats just what people did so I did it too. Q. What do you want the ladies to get out of this experience? A. I want them to build a bond through this sport and remember this experience. Q. Whats the goal of your team A. We want to win games and have fun. Organizer of 525th Military Police Companys Vigilant Ladies soccer team


FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 15 Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Morale, Welfare, and Recreation may have felt some tightening of its budget re cently, but it is still working hard to bring new things to GTMO. Restaurants such as the Bayview and the Windjammer will be seeing some changes in the coming months. The Bayview hosted one of MWRs new ideas March 29, the Steak Out Under The Stars. Guests had a choice of one of three different steaks for their entre: top sirloin, bone-in, or t-bone steak. Their choice was written on a ticket with their table number. Once seated, they had the chance to visit the salad bar while waiting for their steak. Wait staff informed guests sides. The Bayview served baked potatoes, steak fries, green beans, and dinner rolls with the steak. They helped themselves to what ever appealed to them. Diners also had the option of enjoy ing their meal on the patio or in the dining room. Guests had a beautiful view of the sunset no matter where they sat. As the stars came out, Tiki torches on the patio were lit. Presentation is 95 percent of every thing, said Michael Crawford, MWR assistant manager of food, beverage, and hospitality. If it looks good, the mind is going to think it is good. The presentation for the Steak Out set a standard that Crawford hopes to maintain and improve with each event. This was the Crawford hopes to make this a monthly event. Hopefully, we can keep building this, using new ideas to change the atmosphere, maybe add new things to the menu like por terhouse steak, Crawford said. We can have a real winner here. Crawford felt the turnout was good for time MWR had held an event like this. Some people came out of curiosity, some for something new, and others came to support the Bayview and MWR. The Bayview has a new manager who has a lot of experience as a chef in the Air Force and other areas, naval station comsaid. He has a lot of great ideas and things he is trying to do. I wanted to come out and support him. Crawford attributed much of this culinary success to the opportunities he had to learn with the military. Throughout his travels, he took time to learn about the local cuisine and learned to manage restaurants and clubs around the world. He hopes to share his experience with his staff here at GTMO. Crawford has already begun to make some changes, starting with the Steak Out menu. We dont do any of the regular menu items at the Steak Out, only the kids menu, Crawford said. We dont want to try to do a bunch of different things. We want to be able to focus on this event. That way, we arent doing many things at half-speed. This strategy panned out well, and guests enjoyed a quality dining experience. From the attentive wait staff to the delicious food, everything enhanced the guests dining experience. was really great food and a great turnout. I was very happy about that. Story and photos by Spc. Raechel Haynes GTMO Gourmet:Bayview offers Steak Under the Stars


T THE WIRE | PAGE 16 FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 17 GTMO Says... 4 5 13 Navy Yeoman 2nd Class Patrick Woolett Joint Task Force J2We switched two junior officers rooms completely. We moved their furniture, clothes and everything. It was hilarious when they came home and thought theyd walked into the wrong rooms! Spc. Bryan Cureton 428th Military Police CompanyMe and some of my friends went to a store and bought a lot of rats. We thought itd be funny to let them loose in our school. It scared the life out of a lot of people! Army Sgt.Ryan Lee 428th Military Police Company a meeting with us about various mission things, and he told us that the mission had been pushed up and we were leaving in weeks rather than months. He told us to get our things packed and accounts taken care of with our family. Everyone was panicking. He waited about 20 minutes and said it was an April Fools joke. Army Sgt. 1st ClassBrian Reynolds 428th Military Police CompanyWe went crazy in my had a substitute teacher. Spc.Eric Mejia 812th Military Police CompanyI called my dad on April 1 last year and told him I got my girlfriend pregnant. Whats the wildest things youve ever done for April Fools? FEA TURE April Showers Bring May Flowers


PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Cyber crime is going mobile A cyber crime occurs 18 times per second! Thats over 1.5 million victims per day! Here are some interesting statistics on cyber crime: 46 percent of adults who use online services have fallen victim to attacks such as malware, viruses, hacking, scams, fraud and theft. Many of these are happening on mobile devices. Last year, 31 percent of mobile users reported receiving a text message from someone they didnt know requesting that they click on an embedded link or dial an unknown number to retrieve a voicemail. Almost half of mobile users access personal emails via free or unsecured account and shop online using a mobile device. That can be risky if you dont have a secure connection and use security software on your mobile device. Bottom line: Be careful when using your mobile device. Dont access sensitive The following are three principles that have guided me through nearly 18 years in the military: Surround yourself with good people, always do whats right, and dont ask anyone to do something you arent willing to do yourself. Whether or not you plan on making the military a career, following these principles will help guide you to success in whatever life throws at you. Good people challenge and support you but also hold you to standards. This relationship is mutual, as are the expectations. If you fall, they pick you up. When they fall, you catch them. If you try to cut corners, good people keep you honest and endeavor to help you get the job done things were easy, everyone would do them. Good people need not like each other. In fact, you may never want to see them out side of work, but good people respect, trust and rely on each other to get the job done. Weve all dealt with them in our careers, but there are those who seem like they do no wrong. They tell COs or supervisors what they want to hear at the expense when problems arise and are just as quick to take the credit for others hard work. We see these people get away with it and might begin to think that this is the way ahead, but do not be tempted and stay the course. Reality will set in. Perception is not always reality and good supervisors know this. Focus on what you can control, and remember none of us are perfect. If you stumble, own it, correct it and move for ward. The mark of a good leader isnt how well they accept praise but rather how well they manage adversity. If you are candid and upfront about your weaknesses, good people will see your integrity shine through will your strengths buoy them. However, you must be humble enough to accept support from those above you as well as below you. And remember, it is OK to be persuaded. Roles change as we advance in our careers. However, rank does not relieve us of the responsibility to perform work. Members who advance to E-7 or E-9 are subject matter experts, and they will be called upon from time to time to get their hands dirty and teach. Some feel that rank provides them the privilege of delegation. Set the example, and never ask someone to do something you arent willing to do your self and prove it.Focus on what you can control, and remember none of us are perfect. If you stumble, own it, cor rect it and move forward. The mark of a good leader isnt how well they accept praise but rather how well they manage adversity. If you are candid and upfront about your weaknesses, good people will see your integrity shine through and support you through dif strengths buoy them. Chief Petty Officer Michael TredoPort Security Unit THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 19 TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 18 Bus #1 #2 #3 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 :40GTMO 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 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 6 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 5 7 8 9 11 10Act of Valor (R) 8 p.m. 21 and Over (NEW) (R) 10 p.m. The Croods (PG) 8 p.m. G.I. 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