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Volume 14, Issue 30 Friday, April 12, 2013


Community ActivitiesMWR Community Activities is hosting two bands in April and a live sports radio show at the end of the month. Something Distant will perform tonight at the Tiki Bar from 9 to 11 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Windjammer Ballroom. The Dirty Gringos will perform April 19 at the Tiki Bar at 9 p.m., April 20 at the Tiki Bar at 10 p.m., and April 21 at Bayview at 11 a.m. The AFE and AFN Sports Byline Show will take place at the NEX Atrium from April 30 to May 2. Day at the BayNaval Station Guantanamo Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting Day at the Bay at Ferry Landing Beach on April 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. Activities will include face paint ing, a surfboard painting contest, a cardboard boat regatta, a craft fair, water sports, performances and more. Cardboard boats must be registered at the marina by April 15. Residents interested in being food vendors can call 55371 to sign up. Bring your own lawn chairs, umbrellas/pop ups, and beach toys. The event is open to the public. Photo Of The Weekby Mar Andrew Embestro SAFE RIDE 84781Liberty ProgramUnaccompanied Troopers are encour aged to check out this months Liberty calen dar to see what events are going on around the base. Upcoming activities include Woodshop Sunday, a Call of Duty tournament, a free bowling every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and a free kayak trip every Thursday at 9 a.m. For more information or to sign up for events, call 2010 or email libertygtmo@ yahoo.com. Be sure to like MWR Liberty GTMO on Facebook. Only at GTMO by Army Sgt. Brian Godette Cmdr. Terry EddingerJoint Task Force Guantanamo Command Chaplain 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 Photo Editor Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas Layout Editor Spc. Cody Campana Webmaster/Copy Editor Spc. Chalon Hutson Photojournalist 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 Sgt. Jacob DiPietro, left, and Spc. Austin Hunsaker were named the 525th Military Police Batfrom the battalion participated in a two-day competition that tested them physically and mentally, with DiPietro and Hunsaker announced as the winners on Wednesday. Photo illustration by Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas INDEXThe Wire April 12, 2013Movie review: 21 and Over March Madness Putt Putt Golf Tournament Operation Sea Signal Soldier/NCO of the Year Trooper Focus Cache In, Trash Out previewThe 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 This Saturday morning, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting a full and half marathon. Regardless of whether you are an avid runner or only a twice-a-year miles is a long way to run. My joints ache just thinking about it. In many ways, running a marathon and successfully completing a tour here at sunny Naval Station Guantanamo Bay are alike. First, both require training. A runner spends many weeks training his or her body to get ready. Ones success is directly proportional to the amount of effort one puts in to preparing for the race. You prepared before you came here through your training. Now, that training is helping you to complete your job. Second, a runner has to choose a pace. A runner considers ones ability and the race distance to determine the best pace. Smart runners know not to start too fast. If they do, they burn out early and the course. Thus, proper pace is important. Most of us have either sixor nine-month orders. Be sure you plan to go the distance. This may mean setting goals or determining how you are going to stay connected to your family and friends back home. However, balance work and recreation/rejuvenation. You have to do this for your sanity. Speaking of rejuvenation, that brings me to the third point. Water breaks are essential for a distance runner. Without water and refueling, the body dehydrates, cramps up and shuts down. I never pass up a water stop, and I walk through it so I can be sure to drink the water without choking or soaking myself (I never mastered the art of drinking and running at the same time). Similarly, you must take care of yourself dur ing your deployment. Be sure to eat nutritious meals, get plenty of sleep and take time to have fun. Just keep in mind to be safe and sensible with the fun part. line, a runner celebrates with his or her fel low runners. For me, it doesnt matter if I do not win (which is always the case). What matters is that I am true to myself, give it my best shot and complete the course. Though I endure sweat and pain, I am proud that I put forth my best effort and faced the challenge. When your time comes to rotate back home, you too will be proud that you kept faith with your fellow Troopers and completed the mission. In doing this we all win. In many ways, running a marathon and successfully completing a tour here at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay are alike. First, both require training. A runner spends many weeks training his or her body to get ready. Ones success is directly proportional to the amount of effort one puts in to preparing for the race. You prepared before you came here through your training. Now, that training is helping you complete your job.


Some may say there are only a few sport ing events that are more exciting than March Madness, the NCAAs five-round basketball tournament in which the winner is crowned the national champion. Before the Madness begins every year, it is common to see office pools and other groups around America betting the outcome of the tournament by filling out brackets. This may sound easier than it is, considering this years tournament was as unpredictable and thrilling as any other. Some of the most memorable moments from this years tournament include the unanticipated upsets by Florida Gulf Coast University, Louisvilles Kevin Wares gruesome broken leg, and Spike Albrecht, a 5-foot-11 freshman for Michigan who averaged 1.6 points per game throughout the season and then scored 17 of Michigans 38 points in the first half of the championship game. These events make predicting the entire outcome of the tournament as close to impossible as you can get. A Science Daily estimate put the odds of guessing the outcome of all 63 games correctly at one in 18 quintillion (yes, that is a real number). In other words, if each outcome represented dollar bills laying next to each other, one could make two round trips from Earth to the Big Dipper with its length, according to Science Daily. These long odds didnt stop Troopers from participating in Naval Station Guantanamo Bays own GTMO March Madness NCAA Bracket Challenge, hosted by GTMO Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. There were prizes for the first place picks in the bracket and anyone who picked the champions. It was measured by giving a point to each game that was guessed cor rectly, and whoever earned the most points won. Despite the odds, of the 17 entries here at GTMO, five of them correctly picked the Louisville Cardinals to win the whole thing. According to Jim Holbert, sports coor dinator at MWR, the two winners overall, Todd Whitehead and Army Capt. Jason Corner, both earned 40 points, meaning they correctly picked the winners of 40 of the 63 games. The winners received MWR bags and accessories as prizes. As unpredictable as the Madness was, Troopers scored a slam dunk in this years tournament. Congratulations go out to the winners, and anyone looking for other sports challenges can stay in contact with MWR.Story by Spc. Chalon Hutson March Madness at GTMO! Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino holds up the trophy as he and his team celebrate aer defeating the Michigan Wolverines in their NCAA mens Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta on Monday. (Je Haynes/Reuters) FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Michigan guard Spike Albrecht celebrates during his phenominal rst half of the NCAA championship game in Atlanta on Monday, scoring 17 of his teams 38 points. Albrecht is a 5-foot-11 freshman, who averaged only 1.6 points per game throughout the season. (Andy Lyons/ Getty Images)Anyone who has ever seen a college movie or movies like The Hangover has a pretty good mental picture of the overt glorification of stupidity in those types of films. Some have redeeming qualities or an underlying message to them, and some dont. and Over has a healthy mix of stupidity, crazy hijinks, and the renewal of friendship. and Over is the story of three lifelong friends, Jeff Chang (Justin Chon, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1), Casey (Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect) and Miller (Miles Teller, Project X). These three friends havent seen much of each other since they started college, but Casey and Miller want to surprise Jeff Chang for his 21st birthday. When we first see Miller, it is easy to tell that he is the slacker of the trio and is only interested in partying. As befits the stereotype, he is portrayed as a bit of an idiot and a real pervert. Casey is an uptight hardworking student who already has his corporate life planned out, with no room for fun or old friends. Jeff Chang is the surprising character to me. The surprise is that he is not as perfect as he would have people believe, especially his father. He is viewed as the stereotypical Asian smart, hardworking, and nearly per fect at everything. Upon arriving at Jeff Changs dorm, they find out he cant go out because he has an interview for medical school in the morning that his controlling father had arranged. Casey, himself a hardworking student, sides with Jeff Chang. Miller does not, however. In his mind, a 21st birthday is a rite of passage. Miller coerces Jeff Chang and Casey into a night of wild partying and drinking, on the promise that they will get him back in time for the interview. The first bar they stop at, Casey chats up a girl while Jeff Chang and Miller play darts. After hitting another patron with a dart, the trio flees the bar. When Jeff Chang passes out from intoxication, Casey and Miller realize that they cant remember where Jeff Chang lives. The ensuing misadventures are all an endeavor to find Jeff Changs home. The trio break into a sorority house, looking for a girl theyd met earlier who knew Jeff Chang, and proceed to anger all the occu pants with their intrusion. In continuing with their mission, Casey and Miller then find the right sorority, but receive new direction from Jeffs friend, Nicole (Sarah Wright, The House Bunny). The two end up carrying Jeff to a pep rally to find Nicoles boyfriend, Randy (Johnathan Keltz, Prom) and find themselves in more trouble. The movie has non-stop adventure and despite the young adult antics, you can enjoy this wild comedy. Along the way, Miller and Casey find clues that reveal all is not well in Jeffs life. They slowly start to realize that they have fallen out of touch and arent as close as they thought. This discovery gets placed on the backburner as they spend the rest of the night sorting through the mayhem that ensues, including an arrest, a kidnapping and some growing up, all while trying to get him home for his important interview the following morning.. Throughout the movie, Miller and Casey butt heads over what is the right thing to do, and we learn just how much they have drifted apart and dont like the people their friends have become. They also realize how much they have let Jeff Chang down, to the point where he didnt feel he could tell them how much he was struggling. I dont normally care for movies that perpetuate stereotypes, even for the pur poses of comedy, because I feel it is very disrespectful. Even though I dont approve of stereotypes, the characters grow and realize that they need to make changes in their lives. Overall, I found this movie very funny if a bit stereotypical in its portrayal of college life, but the underlying message of the importance of friendship gave the story some gravity. I give this movie three and a half banana rats. Movie Review R 93 min. THE WIRE | PAGE 4 MOVIE REVIEW By Spc. Raechel Haynes 21 and Over


THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEA TURE Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Moral, Welfare, and Recreation held the 2013 Mini Masters Golf Tournament at the minature golf course on Saturday. The competition featured an 18 hole course where all scores were tallied at the end to determine the winner. The winner of the 2013 Mini Masters Golf tournament is Army Master Sgt. Gregg Ramsdell. For information on when the next Mini Master tournament will be held, contact the Denich Gym at extension 2113. Army Master Sgt. Gregg Ramsdell 2013 Mini Masters Champion


FEATUREFEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 THE WIRE | PAGE 8 B Never seen anything like itVeterans remember service at GTMO during Operation Sea Signal Left, then-Air Force Capt. Daniel Zulli poses in front of one of the migrant camps at McCalla Air Field that housed Haitian migrants during Operation Sea Signal at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in 1994. Right, Lt. Col. Zulli, now the Joint Task Force Guantanamo deputy command chaplain, poses in 2012 from the hangar at what is now Camp Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Zulli points out what facilities, such as metal huts, dining facilities, latrines


FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURETHE WIRE | PAGE 10 Sgt. Jacob DiPietro, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, completes the six-mile march during the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Tuesday. Spc. Austin Hunsaker, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, runs the six-mile march during the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Tuesday. Spc. Austin Hunsaker, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, answers questions in an oral board during the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Tuesday. A Soldier with the 525th MP Battalion climbs an obstacle at the Marine Hill obstacle course during the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Monday. A Soldier with the 525th MP Battalion climbs a rope at the Marine Hill obstacle course during the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Monday. Spc. Austin Hunsaker, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, does push-ups as part of an APFT during the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Monday. event as part of the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Tuesday. Spc. Jaime Ibarra, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, descends a large hill during the land navigation event of the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Monday. Spc. Jaime Ibarra, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, consults his map during the land navigation event of the 525th MP Battalions best Soldier tryouts Monday.While most of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay was still asleep on Monday, eight Joint Task Force Guantanamo Soldiers were being tested mentally and physically. Their endurance and wit were challenged in a grueling two-day competition, against each other, for the chance to represent their unit at the Armys Soldier of the Year competition. To discover who was the best non-comeach participant had to complete eight strenuous events, all of which were a challenge. On the first day of the competition, event started long before dawn, as the competitors took part in an Army Physical Fitness Test. The second event of the day, which took place shortly after the APFT, tested the Soldiers land navigation skills. The third event of the day was a challenge of soldierly skills in which each competitor had to assemble weapons in a quick manner, perform combat life-saving techniques to save a dummys life, and perform an opera tional report of a simulated enemy force. The final events of day one consisted of an obstacle course, which the Soldiers wore Army combat helmets and body armor while completing, and a combatives tournament between the competitors. The second day was no easier. The Soldiers began before the Sun rose yet again. They had to write an essay by hand and then run six miles while wearing combat gear. Directly after the run, Soldiers had to qualify enough ammunition to qualify once. events was an oral board in which the competitors had to answer numerous questions pertaining to general Army knowledge. Soldiers could go on to represent the 525th Military Police Battalion in the next compe tition, the Army South Soldier of the Year Competition. Only the strongest and most determined two would go to the next round. Going into it, I knew Spc. [Jaime] Ibarra was the man to beat because, in our company, I do the physical things and he does the mental things, said Spc. Austin Hunsaker, a military policeman with the 193rd Military Police Company. This competition was kind of a clash of titans. It was a mental and physical event. Even though there was only one mental event, the board, it was worth 150 points and all the physical events together were worth about two or three hundred points. Coming into the event, he was the man that every event I was looking at him to make sure I was one step ahead of him. Though each participant did admirably, Hunsaker and Sgt. Jacob DiPietro, a military policeman with the 193rd MP Company, rose above their competition and were chosen to go on. I feel pretty excited to be able to go up to the next level to compete against Army South and really represent the 525, Hunsaker said. For the future competition at Army South, the two chosen 525th contenders may have to work hard to eliminate any weaknesses they have if they want to win. Its a big mental event, so I will be spending a lot more time studying for the board, which is a huge part of Soldier of the Year, books. Many of the competitors have never taken part in any military competition, but like a gladiator, Hunsaker relishes in the glory of each victory he achieves through a competition. I have a history of competing in miliBataan Death March. ... Showing up for this up for things or for certain competitions because I am always in training. Though he seems to be the Iron Man of secret in doing so well rests in a simple life philosophy. battle, Hunsaker said. Story and photos by Spc. Cody Campana 525th MP BattalionBest Soldier competition


TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 12 TROOPER FOCUS Photo by Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas Interview by Spc. Jessica RandonQ. Where are you from? A. Washington D.C. Q. How many years have you been in the military? A. years Q. How many tours have you served and where have you been? A. Guantanamo Bay. Q. I understand youve had some bat. Would you mind telling us about one of them? A. It was an I.E.D. that struck a vein. They lost control of the vehicle and it struck another vehicle and caught in the turret and another between the Pieces of his face were missing. His eyes, nose and lips were missing. Even performed mouth-to-mouth on him. We even performed a [tracheotomy] Q&A so he could breath cause he wasnt up the 9-line and had him picked up 3-miles out from where we were. We watched him die on the table. a Soldier and a civilian? A. because I learned that mistakes could cost lives. This was my O-J-T (On The Job Training). Q. What helped you move forward A. duty you wanna be a normal guy. Liv ing my life got me through it. Q. What do you do in your civilian job? A. Q. I heard you were in a car accident life Walk me through that. A. I was coming from court, going through a green light down Central Ave in a marked unit. A young lady made try to beat the light and thats what she did. She t-boned me. My car spun Col. Robinson here, Sgt. Robinson back home, heard my vehicle number on when I came to. I broke bones in both of my legs, four bones in my neck and had a contusion on my head from hit nine and a half months. Here I am now walking, talking and shortly here Ill be Q. How have all of these experiences A. family. My mother doesnt like what I wanna be that old man one day that has stories for the kids and Ill be able to say to them that I experienced that. Im living that life that most people here.army staff sgt. anthony perry watched his buddy die. he almost died himself and was saved by a fellow soldier here. he says, I should have heavy ptsd but i dont focus on the negative.Trooper Focus


Thu. April 25 | OKellys Compete with NFL Strategy Teams in accuracy picks during the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. Prizes awarded to the top 10 finalists. Draft sheets available starting Tues. April 10 at OKellys. Return your picks to OKellys before the first selection on the 25th, signed & verified by OKellys Management Team. Keep a copy for your records. Only one winner/ sheet. Food Specials Starting at 1900 FMI call 75503 2013 FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 15 Troopers at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay will have the opportunity next weekend to have fun and win prizes while taking care of the local environment at the same time. On April 20, the GTMO Liberty Program is scheduled to host Cache In, Trash Out, a geocache tournament with an Earth Day twist. The event is slated to begin at 9 a.m., and teams will start from the Deer Point Liberty Center. Like a regular geocache tournament, Cache In, Trash Out will involve teams of three to four making their way around a certain section of the base in search of designated points. Participants will obtain a signature or an item to show that they have reached the point. In accordance with the Earth Day cel ebration, participants will pick up trash along at least three different routes dur ing the tournament. Teams will win prizes for being the quickest team to reach all of their points and for picking up the most trash based on weight. their own route, Liberty Program Manager Katie Stanley said. Each team will have a collecting trash to help do a base cleanup. Three routes have already been set, Stanley said. There is a route around the Morale, Welfare and Recreation marina, a route focused on the hiking trails, and a route through the beaches. Each team will have its own route, and Stanley said more routes may be added if more than three teams sign up or teams may double up on the routes if there are six teams. Because the teams on the marina and trail routes will have an advantage being within walking distance to the starting point, Stanley said the team on the beach route will be driven out to their points and an MWR employee will go with them with a stopwatch to keep the teams times even. The theme for Earth Day this year is Think Global, Start Local, Stanley said. Thinking globally made her think of the GPS units used in geocache, so she came up with an event similar to one she helped out with at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois. It works out perfectly, he said. I thought it had a nice tie to it with the GPSs. Geocaching is a worldwide thing. I felt like we pick up trash locally, we look for geocaches, and the GPS units go global. While Stanley is a geocache enthusiast and brought GTMO its first geocache tournament a few months ago, she said she modeled the Earth Day version after the event at Great Lakes. That event combined an activity with cleanup, while Stanley said she instead wanted to put the emphasis on the cleanup. As a result, Troopers who participate in Cache In, Trash Out will receive two volunteer hours. I really wanted to focus on the pickup portion as I really want to be able to give volunteer hours for it, Stanley said. While she was unsure if the base was hosting any Earth Day-related events, Stanley said Cache In, Trash Out is the main Earth Day event for MWR. Itll be a fun time. Come on out, she said. Picking up trash and having fun.Cache In, Trash OutMWR makes cleanup fun with Earth Day-themed event


THE WIRE | PAGE 17 FEA TURE What is the big question? Well, a question itself tends to end on a literal high note and sometimes leaves people dumbfounded or inspired. So what is a big question? Will you marry me? Would you like that in one large lump sum? A big question is considered to have a huge effect on you or others. But I believe that all questions are big questions. Well, at least thats the case when you ask the right questions. When it comes to being in the military, questions play a huge role in terms of improvement, progress, execution of tasks and even ones overall success. Remember, when you were in school and the teacher would always tell you to ask questions? Without asking questions, the material you were trying to understand wasnt all that easy to grasp. And then theres always that one person who asks all of the questions. They ask so many questions that it becomes annoying and all you want them to do is stop asking questions. And because of that very instance, the next time you want to ask a ques tion, you fear being that guy the question asker. Maybe even in your military career you have come across an individual who branded asking questions as a sign of weakness or nil intelligence. So, every time you would ask them to explain further, they would have a conniption, as if you asked them to retype a 10-page research paper and look up every word they use in the dictionary. Questions are like links in a chain. With a missing link, the chain may lose half or all of its length, losing the purpose for it being considered a chain. If you dont ask the right question, the message that the deliverer is trying to get across may not be delivered in its entirety. This may cause you to misconstrue whats being asked of you. Sometimes, the consequences of miscommunication can cause you to waste time on something that wasnt the issue from the beginning thus spending even more time on the correct issue once addressed. It can even cause you to assume you heard the message correctly, not knowing how incorrect you were until being reprimanded. And we all know that in the military, one perception is the whole truth. One aspect of being a good leader is providing guidance to junior enlisted and assisting them in preparation to be leaders themselves. But, even leaders make mistakes. And its never wrong for you to stop and restate whats being asked of you and ensure that you comprehended the information correctly, even if people do look at you like youre crazy. I, for one, would rather be crazy for those few seconds than waste time for hours or miss something that could greatly affect the success of the mission. So, basically, regardless of the question you want to ask, ask it. You never know what the answer may be. Also, you may regret not asking the question down the road when you realize you didnt quite understand what was being requested. Or, the person requesting something of you didnt quite explain his or her request correctly. Sometimes, you cant depend on others having good communication skills, so youll have to supplement your own to cover down on their lack thereof.He who asks a question is a ask a question remains a fool forever. Chinese proverb There are many quotes that have brainy things Army Sgt. Alex GomezI was rooting for Michigan, but I didnt really have a bracket. Spc. Anthony RicciI dont have a bracket because the internet is too slow here. But I was rooting for Michigan. Senior Airman Daniel MackI was rooting for the Minnesota Gophers, but they got eliminated early on. Michigan is actually the team that crushed my bracket. Spc. Ryan DejordyFlorida Gulf Coast crushed my bracket, and I was rooting for Michigan. THE WIRE | PAGE 16 FEATURE The Big Question Column by Spc. Jessica Randon GTMO Says... Which team crushed your NCAA Bracket and what team were you rooting for?


THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 19 TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 18 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! See T2T on Page 19 So, youve graduated Basic Training Yay. Privates congratulate privates, and parents have never been more proud. Eight weeks of war stories that will last a lifetime. Now, take those hands that you have out on those seams. Welcome to the Service. Youve earned the right to stay but not much else. We now know that youre committed but not that youre commendable. There is work yet to do. There are some lessons you have to learn. things I would never say to a chief petty Along with: speaking to a superior seated, not addressing seniors by their rank or title, not addressing all civilians as sir or maam, hands in the pockets, wearing hats and covlapsed military bearing that I have witnessed here and wondered how they have become so common as to go uncorrected. My wonder led me to one of my trainings. During instruction at the United Academy, I learned about some of the different generations that are serving concurrently in the services. We learned of Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials to name a few. The lesson was to understand the cultural differences between them in an attempt to improve communication and understanding and ultimately to lead with objectivity. The idea now. A kinder, gentler military focused on self-importance, scholastic intelligence and all the behavior I was witnessing that wouldnt have been tolerated when I was a young private or seaman (both in my case). Then, an epiphany: If we are shar I am a senior leader, then THIS IS MY ments but on our failures. Based on living history. We have witnessed campaigns and global events of importance. We have philosophy shifts, policy changes, good financial times, and lean financial times. You, junior Trooper, would do well to humble yourself and learn. Here are a couple of tips: Some may argue that you must give respect to get respect. No. This is what respect that is short lived. The manipulative use it to pacify the weak. The United States military has created an easy way to determine who gets respect: rank. We address people by their rank/rate to establish the protocol of the conver sation and as a reminder to hold them accountable to us and themselves. sick call. When you are about to say, I logic to that emotion, and then relay your in a conversation with someone in service to this country who has been trained to give no quarter in combat. Pure emotion is as much a weakness in a uniformed environment as unsympathetic logic. A respectable balance must be struck. The Greatest Generation called this the Service. We are servicemen and service women. We serve our nation. We provide the sometimes deadly service of defense Spangled Banner as the Brave. This song that belongs to us as Americans is a song of war and warriors. Society has succumbed to the notion that tion of their actions. The military cannot put our rights on hold so that others may our comfort to accomplish the mission. We have volunteered to be placed in harmsChief Petty Officer Terrance MayweatherPort Security Unit Welcome to the serviceTrooper to Trooper Bus #1 #2 #3 Camp America :00 :20 :40 Gazebo :02 :22 :42 NEX Trailer :03 :23 :43 Camp Delta 2 :06 :26 :46 Gold Hill Galley :24 :44 :04 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 13 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 12 14 15 16 18 1742 (NEW) G.I. 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Joe: Retaliation p.m. 21 and Over Snitch (Last showing) Dark Skies CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further noticed.Escape from Planet Earth (Last showing) CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further noticed.Safe Haven (Last showing) A Good Day to Die Hard CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further noticed.21 and Over 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 From T2T on Page 18way, a shield. We have volunteered to serve. teered to compensate us additionally for our I write this to give Troopers the opportunity to be introspective and self-corrective. The time to correct course is now. The time to prove your worth has arrived. The time your juniors and a motivator to your supe riors. Set the pace now for when its your time. When it is your time, I hope that you Serve with honor. Serve with respect. Serve with devotion.