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Volume 14, Issue 32 Friday, April 26, 2013
Marine lifeDiving for conch is prohibited now through the end of May while the season is COMNAVBASEGTMOINST 1710.10. Womens retreatInterested in exploring your foundations deepen their faith in God. The retreat starts GTMO Golf Classic Orthodox services to have an Orthodox chaplain arrive on Satnex sanctuary B. The schedule for the rest of Captains Cup GTMO JOE by Spc. David Marquis Rear Adm. John W. Smith Jr.Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo 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 JTF 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 JTF PAO 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent Cover: Dirty Gringos guitarist Evan Cameron rocks out a solo during the bands Friday night performance at the Tiki Bar in which members played a variety of rock, pop and punk cover songs. The Dirty Gringos visited Naval Station Guantanamo Bay for a short tour over the weekend that included two concerts at the Tiki Bar on INDEXThe Wire April 26, 2013Movie review: Olympus Has FallenSexual Assault Awareness 525th FRG Auction MWR Volleyball League Dirty Gringos Trooper Focus Jewish RemembranceThe 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 S ing routine reports and providing the proand expected of a and tested daily on a level that few individuals will ever understand of your training drills and how those drills in executing your duties and responsibilities and transparent care and custody of detain ees collect intelligence and provide support unit and individual responsibility and not the responsibility of an outside party. responsibility does not fall on the shoulders of other individuals. sion failure and endanger fellow Troopers why we exist. That saidI challenge each and every one of you new perspectives that sion and operating in order to see where we are now and going our very existence. to protect and defend the Constitution of tic. At the core of that oath is our way of because your fellow Troopers are depending Troopers, our existence is for a reason and echoed in the very reason we take an oath, to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States both foreign and domestic.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation deliv ered another action-packed film for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents. Olympus Has Fallen is a thriller that not only gives you non-stop action but presents a blockbuster cast as well. Just to name a few, Gerard Butler (Playing for Keeps), Aaron Eckhart (Battle Los Angeles) and Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises) all took part in this films exciting but horrific and unspeakable plot. Kang Yeonsak (Rick Yune, The Man with the Iron Fist), an ex-North Korean terrorist, masterminds an attack on the White House that leads to hundreds of deaths, the kidnapping of United States President Benjamin Asher (Eckhart) and threatens detonation of all of Americas nuclear bombs. After the White House was damaged and the presidents detail was disposed of, an alert was sent to Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett, This Means War) that Olympus has fallen. Freeman yet again assumes another role where he has to make presidential decisions (Deep Impact). In this film, Freeman plays the role of Allen Trumbull, the Speaker of the House, but once President Asher gets tied up in the presidential bunker, he has to assume the role of the acting president. He is then faced with obstacles of trying to rescue the president and preventing nuclear bombs from exploding and killing millions of people. Just as the North Korean terrorists stronghold gets tighter on the president and other government officials, Mike Banning (Butler), former lead Secret Service agent and friend of President Asher, manages to make his way into the White House after fighting off the other terrorist who plagued the D.C. area. Banning has been demoted to working with the Treasury Department after an early incident that led to the death of the presidents wife (first scene in film), but he is now in the spotlight again. As troubling and daunting as the past may be for Banning, he is now forced to perform the job that was taken away from him and becomes the number one source for saving the president and preventing nuclear bombs from being detonated. Olympus Has Fallen gives a feel of patriotism from the first shot in the film when an American flag is shown swaying across the screen. That patriotism continues throughout the film, but it screams a bit too loud in a couple of the opening scenes. I personally dont feel a shot needs an epic score if its just showing someone walking across a street I dont care if the guy is an ex-Ranger. I also felt a lot of the dialogue that explains what Banning has been doing in the last 18 months while working in the Treasury Department is a little lame and cheesy, but I guess the new-to-Hollywood writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt had to think of a way to speed things up in the film while giving a back story. Some of the writing throughout the film made most of the actors seem like amateurs, but the steady, intense action that carried throughout the film seemed to overshadow most of it. However, I did like the sarcastic humor Banning used during the course of him killing the terrorist. There were many action scenes in the film that were very entertaining, but I felt the outcome was very predictable. Despite the conventional ending, overall I thought the film was good. I would see an Antoine Fuqua (director) film any day. I give Olympus Has Fallen three and half strong, turkey-vulture-killing, WhiteHouse-saving banana rats. Movie Review R 120 min. THE WIRE | PAGE 4 MOVIE REVIEW By Army Staff Sgt. Michael E. Davis Jr. Olympus Has Fallen FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates gather for recogonition by both Naval Station and Joint Task Force Commands. Q: Give me a brief explanation of what a Victim Advocate is? A: Were the first responders for victims of sexual assault, so if they choose to call us we go in and talk to them before anyone else does and let them know their options for reporting and help them through the process.Q: How does someone reach out to you? A:There are posters all over the base with the number to contact. Its 84578. Q: Why are you a Victims advocate? A: It goes along the lines of what I do already with working at JSMART.Q: What does it mean for you to be a first responder? A: It feels good to be the first person they see and the first person they can talk to. Q: Being the first person they may contact, what is something that you provide them with that some one who is not a victims advocate would not be able to?A: Solid Information, someone they can rely on right then and there. Someone who knows the process they need to go through to get the proper assitance with their situation. For more information on how to become a SAPR VA you can contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Susan Perez at 4227 and also 84577. For any emergencies regarding sexual assault, do not hesi tate to call the on duty SAPR VA at 84578. You can also contact the DOD Safe Helpline, which is completely anonymous, at 1-877-995-5247. SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE VICTIM ADVOCATES Interview and Photo by Spc. Jessica Randon Interview with SAPR VA HM3 Kenneth Stanton
THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEA TURE What would you give to be home right now? Some Troopers would give a lot to be home, but how much would they give to have a piece of home here? Troopers of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay received the opportunity to purchase a piece of home, right here in GTMO. The Army Ball Committee and members of the 525th Military Police Battalion Family Readiness Group brought pieces from different states to Troopers at GTMO with an auction April 18 at the Bayview to raise funds for the upcoming military ball. Its not often that youre asked as a civilian to sit on an active duty Army committee, 525th MP Bn. FRG President Ashley Clarke said. The spouses and members of the FRG were invited to sit on the committee. We were asked, and we accepted. A lot of the spouses are very passionate about supporting the Soldiers, supporting the family, and supporting the community. The committee and FRG members task is to raise funds for the upcoming Army Ball. This was a team effort, Clarke said. We have some really amazing spouses right now. Several of us wanted to raise money to make the Army Ball as amazing as it can be and hopefully lower the cost of tickets. From the look of things, the auction was an incredible success, raising over $9,000. Troopers from all ranks and services showed up to bid on the pieces. Most of the auction items were state-themed baskets, with a few locally oriented prizes as well. The Maine basket contained items such as chocolate covered blueberries, a water bottle and tote bag from L.L. Bean. The Idaho basket contained bot tles of huckleberry wine and potato vodka. Many people are missing things from home, Clarke said. Joint Task Force has so many Soldiers, and we went around and asked what would people like, what were they missing. A lot of them were just missing things from home. So, we decided that we would do as many baskets as possible from the states as we could and some from GTMO. Among the items to be auctioned was a dinner with the naval station commander, Navy Capt. J.R. Nettleton, that was sold for $1,700. Another item was a five-hour yacht cruise that went for $2,300. The skipper jumped in and offered a dinner at his house and so did the admiral, Clarke said. Weve had a lot of community support. Procuring items for the auction looked to be a challenge, but despite obstacles, the committee was successful in preparing for the auction. We cant go out and ask for items or money, Clarke said. This entire auction came about through people wanting to help and making donations. Then we sort of just threw it all together and made baskets that we thought people would like, as well as people in the community wanting to help. They offered their services, like cooking or baking, yoga lessons. Family and friends from the states helped with donations for the auction as well. When my husbands mother heard about the auction, she wanted to help, Clarke said. She is a quilter and offered to make a quilt. We were wondering what kind of quilt should we ask for and put our heads together. We decided to use t-shirts from every company and battalion, and she put together the quilt for us. Even with support from the states, time was not on their side for this event. We have been working very hard for this auction, but we havent really been working very long, Clarke said. It is April now, and we started working on this in February. We managed to do this very fast. We were concerned because of how long it takes the mail to get here. We set a deadline for the beginning of April, just in case there were delays. Gifts were still trickling in, even today. Despite the limited amount of time to prepare, the committee put together a fun event. Soldiers from the 525th MP Battalion helped out at the event, handing out auction brochures listing the items available for the silent and live auctions, showing the baskets during the live auction, and getting the crowd excited. They really got the crowd going because The auction lasted well into the evening, full of friendly bidding wars and laughs. Clarke said the money earned from the auction and other fundraisers will go towards catering, renting the venue, gifts, and lower ticket prices. The Army Ball Committee plans to make this Army Ball one to remember.Story and photo by Spc. Raechel Haynes Story by Army Staff Sgt. Gigail Cureton JDG Civil Military AffairsTransparency, one of the key tenants of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo mission, may not be the first thing that comes to the mind of the Troopers working demanding 12-hour shifts inside the camps. But a little-known detail allows a select group of noncommissioned officers and officers to experience something slightly different from the norm. From March 25 to April 12, six Soldiers working closely with the Joint Detention Group Civil-Military Affairs served as International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) escorts providing support for more than 100 detainee visits. Up to eight times a year, the ICRC visits Guantanamo Bay to talk to detainees, deliver detainees messages and photos from home, and discuss detainee operations with senior JTF-GTMO leadership. Escort support is essential to our Civil-Military operations. We would not be successful without them, said Army Capt. Loneshia Reed, JDG Civil-Military Affairs officer in charge. The escorts provide seamless transport and support for the ICRC delegates to and from the various camps ensuring their safety and access. The ICRC mission is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949. ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence, according to its web site. Often misunderstood and sometimes disliked by Troopers who arent familiar with the ICRC mission, the visits may be seen as an intrusion or an operational distraction. However, they play a critical role in monitor ing the JTFs high standards related to safe and humane detainee operations. For a Trooper more used to guard duty, the change in focus can be challenging at first. I wasnt very excited about this escort detail at first because of the experience I had with the ICRC in Iraq, said Army Staff Sgt. Max Soellner, of the 193rd Military Police Company. According to Soellner, his experience was largely based on perception rather than an actual working relationship with the ICRC. I really saw them as against the guard force rather than a neutral party. ESCORTS I didnt know what to expect. At first, it was a challenge, said Army Sgt. Jason Chastain, of the 189th Military Police Company. You have to focus on the delegates and what they need rather what the Troopers need. The NCO in me wants to direct traffic, but my role here was to make sure these daily visits went smoothly for the detainees and the ICRC without impacting the daily operations. Soellner agrees. Walking into the same camps that you spend so much of your time and separating yourself from your Soldiers is hard, he said. It got easier as I grew into the role. In addition to supporting the ICRC, the Troopers also discovered ways to make their daily jobs better when they return to the camps. This detail was an eye opener, said Army 1st Lt. Benjamin Easley. I enjoyed seeing the daily functions of the camps independent of being in my leadership role. I toured other camps to see how they handle things. I got to be a Joe and an observer. We can become isolated in our camps and narrow in our perspective. Working as an escort can provide a larger picture, Easley continued. The ICRC escort detail helped me see how all the parts of the JTF mission work. Same mission, different perspective THE WIRE | PAGE 7 FEA TURE Army Ball Commitee auctions pieces of home
GTMOACTIONS Class Drew Klingberg, of The Caterpillars, spikes the ball Monday in the opening game Volleyball League. The league and play all games Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.PHOTO: Army Sgt. Ferdinand Thomas FEATUREFEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 THE WIRE | PAGE 8
FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURETHE WIRE | PAGE 10 Dirty Gringos guitarist Evan Cameron plays a solo while bassist Mikey Clams cheers him on during the Dirty Gringos guitarist Evan Cameron plays lead and sings backup vocals during the bands Dirty Gringos bassist Mikey Clams strumlines the bassline and sets the beat during the bands Even before the Dirty Gringos landed at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and took the stage to deliver the roof-rattling rock n roll billed on a Morale, Welfare and intrigued by the band because of its name. concerts Friday and Saturday nights at the bers lead singer Chris Evans, guitarist Evan Cameron, bassist Mikey Clams and drummer Four Dirty White Boys. as the founding member. We thought itd be just a bunch of donkeys. [It] eventually it just sounds better and its cool. Clams and his bandmates said they like the Probably one of our biggest things is Condon said. We like to blur that line that circle of energy. From the moment the Bar, they invited the audience to sing and jam By the next night, the audience many Dirty Gringos, the band members said. ing some fun too. Having fun is all about having the right and seeing them come and go, the members If you cant sit at a table and just have a good time, then you cant get on stage and just have a good time, Clams said. And the Dirty Gringos made sure everythat Clams described as full throttle. country. Cameron said he and Evans came to bring a little taste of home and be able to on behalf of all of the U.S. citizens, said and family and your loved ones. While Clams said the Dirty Gringos have Its been unbelievable, Condon said. It They cried more, more, moreTroopers cant get enough with three shows of Dirty Gringos
TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 12 TROOPER FOCUS Interview & Photo by Spc. Chalon Hutson Q.What were your thoughts when you were coming to GTMO, and what were your thoughts when you got here? A. Our first orders were going to Kuwait, then they changed to GTMO, so it changed our mindset of what would be going on. I was pretty excited to go on any deployment. Coming here I was looking to do my work, and improve myself professionally, and have fun and enjoy GTMO. Q. What are your accomplishments since you have come here to GTMO? A. Multiple MWR events, including ping pong, the triathlon, and the one-mile swim on those I all got first place. Career-wise I was awarded Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Q. Can you tell me about the Coast Guard Achievement Medal? A. The Achievement Medal was awarded to me for helping save a Coast Guardsmens life. Q. What are your feelings about receiving that medal? A. There are mixed feelings, because it was only awarded to me. There was also the whole crew that factored in and everyone else that was there There have been people that have come by and thanked me for it Thanks are all I really needed. It feels good to know that he hopefully ended up okay, and what me and everyone else did, saved his life. So, there are some mixed feelings on it, but I am thankful for it. Q. How do you feel about being Junior Trooper of the Quarter? A. There are a lot of people in this unit that also deserve to be Trooper of the Quarter, not just me. I just wanted to say thanks to my Chiefs for their support, and nominating me and believing that I would deserve something like this. Q. What are your thoughts about what you have accomplished since you have been here? A. When I first came here I just expected to come here and do work, thats why I joined. Thats all I want to do come here and work, just like everybody else. The awards and achievements its not all Ive done, but it keeps me pushing forward to do better, and to train harder. You never know whats going to happen, so you have to be ready. Q. What experiences do you feel will stay with you the most after you leave GTMO? A. The camaraderie of our unit. I feel that we have a great unit here, even though we will give each other a hard time. We are always looking to help each other. Everybody is out to help each other, nobody is trying to bring someone else down. Without them, I couldnt have done any of this. Q. You are a life guard back home, you won the ping-pong tournament, the triathlon, the one-mile swim, the Achievement Med al, now you are Junior Trooper of the Quarter are you Superman? A. Ha ha, no not at all there are a lot more people that deserve these things. Somehow I got I guess you could say the fame. Q. Now your friends call you Hollywood? A. Yeah they call me Hollywood or Bay watch. They like to make fun, but its cool. Q&A Petty Officer 3 rd Class Michael Gavola won the Triath lon, a Coast Guard Acievement Med al, and is now JTF Junior Trooper of the Quarter But the real question is: Is he superman?Trooper Focus
THE WIRE | PAGE 15 FEA TURE When it comes to remembering the Holocaust the period during World War II in which more than six million Jews and people of other backgrounds were executed by the Nazi regime it is important not to just honor the victims but also to spread awareness so another such tragedy never happens again. That was the message of a Lunch and Learn event hosted by the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Multicultural Observance Committee, which used the event to observe the national Days of Remembrance, at the naval station chapel fellowship hall on April 18. Though the Days of Remembrance took place in the United States from April 8 to 14, Navy Lt. Larry Jones, a naval station chapel and the committees president, said the committee wanted to save the bases observance for one of its monthly Lunch and Learn events. This years theme for the Days of Remembrance, passed by the U.S. Congress and headed by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., was Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs. In retrospect, there are a lot of things that couldve prevented this from happening, a lot of warning signs that were out there that just werent heeded, and so it happened, Jones said. The push now is when we know something and when we are aware, what are we doing with the knowledge that we have to effect change? While the Holocaust happened more than 70 years ago, Jones pointed to similar, more recent genocides in Darfur and Rwanda that could have been prevented by heeding the Lets be more aware of the cause of taking care of humanity and a better way by doing what we can do, being a part of organizations that promote this kind of awareness, he said. The GTMO Multicultural Observance Committee spreads that awareness through its Lunch and Learn events. This month, Jones said, the group began by watching a video explaining the importance of Days of Remembrance. Guest speakers for the event included Lt. Cmdr. Janice White, of the U.S. Navy Hospital here, and Lee Adelman, the naval station business manager. White gave a presentation comparing and contrasting Christianity and Judaism to bring a cultural lesson to the celebration. Adelman told the story of the forget-me-not pennants that were given out to Freemasons to replace their usual insignia and help them avoid persecution from the Nazis. Adelman received a pennant in the 1980s from a World War II veteran who saw the Holocaust up close. Thomas George prepared traditional Jewish food, such as Challah bread, hummus, pickled turnips and pita bread, for the event. That was our way of bringing rememtheir lives, Jones said of the event. We always bring a military emphasis in there too, that the safe and humane treatment of all everyday through our service to our country. Were doing our part to effect change. Besides fighting for freedom as service members, Jones said people can make a differ ence in the world, whether on a global scale by preventing genocide or on a personal level by treating others with respect. We have this knowledge, we have the resources, so what are we doing to effect change and to make a difference with what we know? he said. Regardless of if its a genocide or just our fellow coworker, if we see something that needs to be changed or something that needs to happen, lets us be the champion for that cause. Like the Days of Remembrance, Jones said the goal of all Lunch and Learn events is to help those who attend learn something about another culture and then use that knowledge to gain the understanding and awareness needed to make a difference. My whole push for all of the diversity of the events is to bring a unity here to where we create those environments where theres mutual respect and acceptance of somebody whos different from us, he said. That was not the case with the Holocaust. ... If you were different, you were ostracized and, in this case, you were killed. We have this knowledge, we have the resources, so what are we doing to effect change and to make a difference with what we know? Navy Lt. Larry Jones, president of GTMO Multicultural Observance Committee GTMO committee remembers Holocaust, spreads awareness Navy Lt. Larry Jones, a Naval Station Guantanamo Bay chaplain and president of the GTMO Multicultural Observance Committee, addresses the attendees at the committees monthly Lunch and Learn event, which focused on the national Days of Remembrance to honor the Holocaust on April 18. Jones said the purpose of the event was to not only remember the victims but to spread awareness to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Business Manager Lee Adelman discusses the Holocaust at the GTMO Multicural Observance Committee Lunch and Learn event on April 18. Photo by
FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 16 Ladies and Gentleman get the charcoal ready because it is barbeque time! I had a hard time this week choosing what I was going to grill up. At one point I was thinking chicken, at another I was thinking pork, but when it was all said and done the winner was BEEF! Grilling is a passion of mine and I will never write about a recipe without knowing that it is good. With that being said I give you Apple Bacon Burgers (yes, I said bacon)! This is a very easy spot to grill up but the end result will make your party goers think that youre a grill master. I like these burgers because they provide the hearty feel and taste of beef The following set up makes four servings and is ready to eat in 30 minutes. BBQ Tip of the Week: Whenever barbe cuing, use tongs to turn the meat. A fork should never be used as it will punch holes in the meat and allow the natural juices to become chewy. I hope that you like the Apple Bacon Burgers and remember to be looking for Phils Grill in The Wire! Until next time, GO, FIGHT, WIN! 2 lb. Ground Beef 2 Small Green Apples 2 Tablespoons Mayo 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard 1 Teaspoon Honey 4 Kaiser Rolls, Split and Toasted 6 Slices of Crisp Bacon Your choice of cheese (optional) 1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel. 2. one of the apples; combine in a large mixing bowl with beef. Shape into 4, inch thick patties. Grill directly over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until no pink remains. 3. mayonnaise, mustard, and honey. Core and slice remaining apple. 4. To assemble the burgers lay er apple slices and grilled burgers on the toasted bun bottoms. Top each with bacon. Spread a gener ous layer of the sauce on top bun.As told by Spc. Phil Whitaker Photo by Spc. Chalon Hutson Apple Bacon Burgers courtesy of bhg.com Whits BB Pit***Submit your recipes & photos to email@example.com*** THE WIRE | PAGE 17 FEATURE Army Sgt. Matthew R. McGuire193rd Military Police Company Assistant Operations and Re-enlistment Non-commissioned officer My son Mason is my life. He reminds me of how important it is to keep America safe and free. I work extremely hard to make sure he is smiling every day ! Army Sgt. 1st Class Eberhard Nordman193rd Military Police Company operations sergeantI love that she can adjust to any environment every time we [permanently change duty stations] and continue to be a great kid...she is truly an Army brat and I love that about her. Army Cpl. Heidy Beckham 189th Military Police Company SupplyThey all have different personalities. My girls and boys are so much different from each other. Air Force Master Sgt. James Thompson Staff Judge Advocatenon-commissioned officer in charge of legal proceedings supportI love my sons personality, because hes honest, thoughtful, and caring. He also has a genuine, inviting smile that warms my heart. Army Master Sgt. Gregg RamsdellCommand ElementSenior non-commissioned officer in chargeHer fearlessness; knowing what it takes to win, and afterwards Be daddys little girl.GTMO Says... What do you love most about your kids?
THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 19 TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 18 PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Rank is a badge of responsibility. (DA Pam 360-1 1957) As a young sergeant in 2005, I deployed to Iraq from Mannheim, Germany, as an individual augmentee (IA) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II/III. The deployment notification came with short notice to prepare myself and my family. I was pulled from my duties within the conintensive training in Grafenwhoer, Germany. Days after I completed my training, I was in Baghdad reporting to the 3rd Infantry my mission brief. I was to be the detention operations subject matter expert (SME) to a Brigade Combat Team (BCT), reporting the units mission and execution directly to the division PMO. my head was spinning faster than after a dizzy bat competition, overwhelmed with my newfound responsibility. I repeatedly questioned myself if I would be able to handle the responsibility now placed upon my shoulders. Failure was not an option. My leadership had just placed a huge weight upon me with expectations of mission suc cess. I didnt even know where to begin. Alas, I looked around and realized the best place to start was to take responsibil ity of my foxhole and make the necessary improvements. I wasnt provided a roadmap, just a destination. Many times in our careers, we are placed in oppor tunities where there is only the destination, and how you get there is up to you. As a leader, you dont choose the best or most opportune time in which to lead. A good leader takes the challenge whenever and wherever it presents itself and does the best they can. Command Sgt. Maj. Clem The path forward once accepted starts with taking ownership responsibility of what is in front of us. In the Army, nonvarying levels of responsibility and their suc cessful management of personnel, logistics and time will make the mission a success. only their individual duties but also ensuring their teams and units are successful. (FM 7-22-7) We have great opportunities in our careers to work with and learn from leaders at all levels. Every leader impacts our career, providing mentorship and guidance. It is your responsibility to make use of the guidance and develop yourself into the leader you aspire to be. Responsibility is being accountable for what you do or fail to do. (FM 7-22-7) The road we choose to travel as Soldiers and leaders carves out a road forward for others to follow. The road we choose to traval as Soldiers and leaders carves out a road forward for others to follow. Sgt. st Class Eberhard NordmanOperations Sergeant, rd MP Company Take responsibilityTrooper 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 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 27 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 26 28 29 30 2 1The Host (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Oblivion (R) 10:30 p.m. Madeas Family Reunion (PG-13) 8 p.m. Temptation (NEW) (PG-13) 10 p.m. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (PG-13) 12 a.m.Temptation (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Admission (PG-13) 10 p.m.The Host (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 10:30 p.m.Admission (PG-13) 8 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen (R) 8 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen (R) 8 p.m. CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further noticed.21 and Over (Last showing) (R) 8p.m. CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further noticed.Oz the Great and Powerful (Last showing) (PG) 8 p.m. 42 (PG-13) 8 p.m. CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further noticed.Oblivion (PG-13) 8 p.m.Downtown LyceumCamp BulkeleyLocation Run #1 Run #2 Run #3 Run #4 Windward Loop/ 0900 1200 1500 1800 East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 0905 1205 1505 1805 NEX 0908 1208 1508 1808 Phillips Park 0914 1214 1514 1814 Cable Beach 0917 1217 1517 1817 NEX 0925 1225 1525 1825 Windward Loop/ 0930 1230 1530 1830 East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 0935 1235 1535 1835 Return to Oce 0940 1240 1540 1840GTMO Beach Bus ScheduleSaturdays and Sundays only SAFE RIDE 84781
Saturday, April 27 2 6 pm Saturday, April 27 2 6 pm Celebrating Month of the Military Child FOOD: Food Vendors (Call 55371 to sign up) Drink Tent (Soda, Water, Beer) Coolers are welcome and encouraged