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Title: The wire
Uniform Title: Wire (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Joint Task Force Guantánamo
Publisher: 362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
Place of Publication: Guanta´namo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Creation Date: June 7, 2013
Publication Date: 06-07-2013

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Prisoners of war -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
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Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
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Combating Sexual Assault Riding the WavesStanding tall to defend your fellow Troopers The Wire climbs aboard a Coast Guard fast boat Powerwalking the Past Powerwalking the PastVolume 15, Issue 1 June 7, 2013

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Life in BootsKeeping GTMO safe through a Coast Guardsman 8 9 Kickin it with Sgt. Tameka Lowe 102 AND IN OUR PAGES Around the BayCommand Corner and Trooper to Trooper4 7Reviews of the latest movies on base GTMOs assault on sexual harassment14Weekly history walk takes GTMO personnel through the Battle of Guantanamo Bay. PAGE 10 Cover photo by Staff Sgt. Lorne Neff Bay Wire Report Due to the high volume of participants in the Liberty Ceramics classes, please call ahead to the Arts and Crafts Center to ensure a seat! Ext. 74795 The GTMO sports community is looking for females who are interested in playing on the Flag Football team. To sign up, register at Denich Gym. Teams must have at least seven players. The league will start in the upcoming weeks and run through July. Play for Free!The Liberty Program offers FREE events throughout the week. Wednesdays is bowling at the Marblehead Lanes from 6 p.m. 9 p.m.; Call Ext. 2010 to sign up for free Kayak trips every Thursday or meet at the Ferry Landing June 9, 30, and July 7 for a FREE History Hike. Meals with Monroe19http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The Wire

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Command Corner and Trooper to Trooper Reviews of the latest movies on base GTMOs assault on sexual harassment Meals with Monroe Catholic Mass Tues.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. Saturday 5 p.m. 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. Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m. Camp America :00, :20, :40 Gazebo :02, :22, :42 NEX trailer :03, :23, :43 Camp Delta :02; :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 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 Sat. and Sun. only Location #1-4 Winward Loop 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800 East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 0905, 1205, 1505 NEX 0908, 1208, 1508, 1808 Phillips Park 0914, 1214, 1514 Cable Beach 0917, 1217, 1517 Winward Loop 0930, 1230, 1530 NEX 0925, 1225, 1525, 1825 SBOQ/MARINA 0935, 1235, 1535 0940, 1240, 1540 Protestant Communion Sunday 9:30 a.m., Room B Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m., Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m., Room A Islamic Service Friday 1 p.m., Room 2 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.htmlCommander Rear Adm. John W. Smith Jr. Deputy Commander Army Brig. Gen. James Lettko Sergeant Major Marine Sgt Maj. Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr. Navy Capt. Robert Durand Deputy Director Army Lt. Col. Samuel House Army 1st Lt. Brian Pennington JTF PAO Senior Enlisted Leader Army 1st Sgt. Patricia Kishman Editor Army Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Copy Editor Army Sgt. David Bolton Graphic Designer/Webmaster Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler Photo Editor Army Sgt. Daron Salzer Staff Writers Army Sgt. Cassandra Monroe Army Staff Sgt. Lorne Neff Army Spc. Lerone SimmonsStaff Command Staff The Wire is an authorized publication for members of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo and Department of Defense. It is produced by the JTF Public The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Joint Task The Wire is printed by the Defense Logistics Agency Document Services Joint Task Force and is published online. THE WIRE Joint Task ForceGuantanamo Safe Transparent Humane Legal Look for us on your favorite Social Media: The Wire June 7IOF Building, Camp America 3

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Sgt. 1st Class Irish WhiteBy Sgt. 1st Class Irish White 525th Military Police By Cdr. Terry Eddinger Chaplain I have been on Guantanamo now for about seven months, assigned to JTF, 525th MP BN. I am the senior personnel the battalion. I actually volunteered to come out herewell, not really, it was either Korea or GTMO. I remembered the extremely cold weather there in Korea and thought I could use some warm weather, so here I am. I came here from a joint assignment in is awesome. Secondly, it has been a few years since I served in a pluralistic Army unit, leading Soldiers. With that being said, there is no greater appreciation for a senior NCO than to be able to mentor, train and lead Soldiers. Being in D.C., I had forgotten what it felt like to be toeto-toe with Soldiers. Now, that I have been here, back in the trenches with the Soldiers, I notice that many dont have the motivation to get out there and make things happen for themselves. It seems that they give up so easily, and that concerned me. If I could give any advice and-coming Soldier from my 20 years of experience in the Army, its this: There are three things that helped me along the way in my career: diligence, attitude and a commitment to excellence. What is diligence? Foremost, it means that its not going to happen right now, and it will take hard work. There are no quick successes; input equals output. The key to diligence is summed up in the three Ps: patience, persistence and perseverance. These three will help you to build an inner resolve to complete whatever task it is that you are attempting to complete. The U.S. Army South NCO of the Year, SSG DiPietro, recently amazed me with his recent Wire interview. It was a rough week for me and him (Hunsaker). To come out on top just proves if you put forth the effort, you can get the results youre looking for. You just got to try, he said. The old adage, Attitude is everything, determine your altitude. Who would be willing to help someone with a negative, pessimistic attitude? You change your attitude, your mindset changes, which in turns changes your perspective. It all works together. Finally, commitment to excellence Excellence is not so much about what you do but more about who you are. Seeking excellence keeps you from settling for mediocrity and stagnation. A pursuit of excellence forces you to pay attention to detail, which in turn gives birth to exceptional performance. A pastor, who was a former Navy Seal, once spoke about not giving up. He recalled a recruit who stood at the quit bell, for about an hour, with the rope in his hand. But he didnt ring the bell, he ran back to his training class. The pastor believed the recruit thought: I came too far to quit now or quitting is not an option. These are truly words to live by. On May 20, 2013 an EF5 tornado, with sustained winspeeds of 210 mph ripped through Moore, Okla., leav ing a 17-mile swath of destruction. Im sure you saw video images of the twister and the damage on television or the Internet. Our hearts go out to the ones who lost loved ones and their homes. I heard an inspiring story of a man who showed up without being asked and began helping out someone he did not know. When asked why he did this, he replied, These are my neighbors. My house was spared, theirs wasnt. I would want someone to do this for me if I was in their shoes. No one paid the man. He received no tangible reward that he could hold in his hand. Why did he do it? Because he could. He thought it was the right thing to do to assist his fellow human beings. Many more stories that are similar to this one made the news from this one tragic event. It is about people helping people. Volunteerism is the act of helping others or the broader community for the sole purpose of a greater good. A true volunteer expects nothing in return for their efforts. There is no promise of money or an owed favor when the task is complete. volunteer may be greater than you think. such as a sense of pride, satisfaction, accomplishment and purpose. Further more, research has shown that volunteering is good for your health too. The Corporation for National & Community Service found that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates and lower rates of depression than those who do not volunteer. Volunteering solves problems, improves the lives of those assisted, strengthens communities, provides a way to connect with others and even transforms our own lives. It gives us a good feeling that we have made a difference for good. The presence of a disaster is not necessary for someone to become a volunteer. There is a great need for volunteers right here in Guantanamo Bay. MWR, the PWD Nursery, the grade schools, chaplains use volunteers. Besides, if you complete enough hours, you can earn the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal for it. If you have a chance to volunteer, I encourage you to do so. You can make a difference and do something you will be proud of for the rest of your life. More importantly, the person that receives the your efforts, may be you! 4ommandCCorner Ttrooper to rooper Cmdr. Terry Eddinger NOT Volunteering http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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Have you ever been in a situation where you needed an important document and could not remember where the goblins hid it? What if there was a fool-proof way to keep up with your important documents while easing or eliminating the stress of tearing apart your file cabinet?Keeping tabs on your recordsBy Spc. Lerone Simmons Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil I Love Me Book Table of Contents passports Not to worry, the organization gods have come up with the I Love Me Book. Think of it like the PT reflector belt of the admin brigade. This serves as your sole backup, utility belt, stash, main reference point, reserve, sidekick, or cache when it comes to digging up important documents. In todays world, having proof of what youve done and who you are is an essential and valuable asset, said Master Sgt. Gregg L. Ramsdell, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTFGTMO). Keeping up with your records is a valuable technique that is guaranteed to get you through your military career. From birth certificates, Department of Defense Form 214 (Certificate of Release), promotion orders, passports, military orders, civilian/military education transcripts, Enlisted or Officer Record Brief, Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) forms, marriage certificates, military clothing records and your resume, etc., the list can go on. You never know when youre going to need them, said Ramsdell. The military relies heavily on technology to log and spread information. However, it can sometimes take a while for those documents to post to the Service members online record. Until documents hit the system, having a hard copy will be the proof that can help, said Chief Petty Officer Jackie D. Walker, Flag writer/Assistant to Rear Adm. John W. Smith, Jr., JTF-GTMO Commander. Weve all heard the infamous words, they lost my paper work, but having an I Love Me Book is the absolute way to always have a paper trail with your documents. If the military gives it to you, theyre going to expect you to hold on to it, said Spc. Michael Corletta, Military Police, 812th Military Police Company from Orangeburg, N.Y. And with an I Love Me Book, youll always be prepared. It will ensure youre not the Service member who misses out on that promotion because there was no record of a required training certificate. No one is going to care about your career as much as you are, said Walker.Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The WirePIrofessional nsight The Wire June 7 5

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Photo by James Bridge/Roadside Attractions (2013) By Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milMud: A magical letdownArtwork courtesy Summit Entertainment In the theaters: The promotions for Now You See Me, really pumped up the movie to be fast-paced as the Oceans thrillers. But even with the action and how-did-they-do-that plot, it all fell flat. The grand exploits of the Four Horsemen, played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco, were not believeable to begin with, so much so that I didnt really want to know how it was done. Teleportation? Come on, even David Blaine would shudder. Movies are an exercise in visual slight of hand, but Now You See Me went so overboard, that i couldnt suspend my disbelief. About 30 minutes into the film, I settled in and just tried to see what would happen next in this game of cat and mouse. On the plus side, I did enjoy the cinematography. Visually, Now You See Me felt like a highlyproduced Vegas show. Lots of fast action, quiciklycutting shots and sequences and even a heart-pounding car chase scene. While it was visually exciting to the eye, it wasnt matched with a believable, grippng story line. When the end credits rolled, Now You See Me left me wanting. the best parts were in the trailers and promotions. For that, it gets three out of five Banana Rats. 6Movie reel goes here Two 14-year-old boys, coming of age on a river. Cursing and learning about love, theft and the cruelities of life. In this modern-day Huckleberry Finn-esque drama, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his best bud Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) set out on their own Hardy Boy adventure to com mandiere an abanodoned boat left in a tree after a hurricane. Enter Mud (Matthew McCo naughey), a fugitive on the run with a love so wild for Jupiter (Reese Witherspoon), that he beats or kills any other man who has wronged her. For Ellis, its a personal pilgrimage to becoming a man fighting for love when nobody else will. The movie is slow like McConaugheys draw, and full of out-of-place subjects, like the Texas Mafia who has come to find Mud for killing one of their own. The junior actors stole the screen, but the big-names seemed lazy in their roles Witherspoons five or six lines were as much of a train-wreck as her latest run in with the law. If youre in to watching a movie and picking up on the fore shadowing and symbolism of a helpless teenager looking for love to sustain and win the world, then this movie is for you. What it does have is great cinematography thanks to direc tor, Jeff Nichols. But due to its predictability and unrealistic twists in the plot, it wont win any Oscars this year. I give it two Banana Rats -one because of McConaughey and the second because its nice to see a males perspective of coming into adulthood. By Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler Graphics Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Downtown LyceumCamp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 8 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 7 9 10 11 13 12 Now You See Me (PG-13) 8 p.m. Pain & Gain (R) 10:15 p.m. Tyler Perrys Peeples (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Big Wedding (R) 10 p.m. Mud (PG13) 8 p.m. CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.Tyler Perrys Peeples (NEW) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Mud (PG-13) 10 p.m. Now You See Me (PG-13) 8 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (PG13) 10:15 p.m. The Hangover Part III (R) 8 p.m. Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG13) 8 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13) 8 p.m. Oblivion (Last Showing) (PG13) 8 p.m. Scary Movie 5 (Last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.The Hangover Part III (R) 8 p.m.Downtown LyceumCamp Bulkeley

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Courtesy Random House By Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Even if military books arent your thing, Unbroken is one biography that should be on every Troopers must read list. As the World War II generation continues to fade into history, it is important for Troopers to learn from and appreciate what is known as the greatest generation. Written by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Unbroken is the story of Olympian-turned war-hero Louie Zamperini. Zamperini was on track to break the world-record for the four-minute mile in the 1940 Olympics after competing in Hitlers 1936 Olympics in Berlin. But with the onset of the War, he was drafted into the Army Air Force as a bombardier, and assigned to a B-24 in the Pacific theater. Growing popularity about the Pacific fueled the sales of this book after it was published in 2010, but Zamperinis story of survival sells itself. If youre able to get through the first three chapters, the rest of the book becomes a page -turner filled with resiliency, strategy and survival. After his plane went down in the Pacific, adrift for nearly seven weeks, Zamperini survived starvation and sharks only to be captured by the Japanese and held captive for another two years. Unbroken, tells the story of the other side of World War II the horrors of the Japanese Prisoner of War camps. Statistics show that one in 100 Americans captured in Europe died in POW camps. But nearly one in every three captured Service members perished under Japanese control. Zamperini was a survivor. The book details the torture he endured on Japanese soil, then dives into the aftershock of life after war before Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was a common phrase with Veterans. Unbroken will make you value your own service and question your own ability to work under stress. It will leave you with a greater appreciation for those who faught before us. Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The WirePushing yourself to exceed standardsBy 1st Lt. Brian Pennington Command Information OIC, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milIt might sound intense, but the Pyramid of Pain is noth ing a Trooper cant handle. You train for months, agonizing through tough workouts in the early morning or in the heat of the day in preparation for your physical fitness training test. Troopers preparing for a PT test too often get stuck just a few repetitions short of maxing the test or worse, not passing. This weeks Workout of the Week focuses on improving the endurance of the upper body and ab dominal region. This pyramid can be done once a week or several times per week depending on your current level of fitness. Environment is no excuse, this workout can be done on a track, road or treadmill depending on what is most convenient. The key is to not stop! Your resting period is the jog, which should be completed at a light pace. At the end of this intense sculpting exercise, youll have completed 220 push-ups, 220 sit-ups and 2 miles. It should take no longer than 35 minutes. As with any workout, its up to you to determine your own level of comfort and intensity. If it is too easy, try decreasing the reps by two-per-set. On the other hand, if its too difficult simply lower the starting point to 30 and decrease by five. The bottom line is discovering what works best for you and gives you a solid workout. This workout also builds mental fortitude by forcing you to push yourself and continue jogging, pushing and pulling even when walking or quitting seems like the best option. Dont forget to hydrate, and if youre not used to a rigor ous plan, talk with a medical professional to make sure the workout is safe for you. The Wire June 7 7

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8lbife in oots Electronics, check. Radio power, check. Radar, check. Weather? asked Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason McElrath, a security boat crewman with Maritime Security Detachment, Port Security Unit 311. Its good. Its sunny, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jesse Sandler, a boat swain mate also with the 311th, a smile on his face as the engine starts. To most, this may be a simple pre-mission maintenance check, but to the Coast Guard security boat crewmen stationed here, it symbolizes the start of their day. The teams, which are usually made up of four crew members, leave the green, murky waters under the boathouse behind as they embark toward the open bays. Once past the shallow waters, the 25-foot Port Security Boat lurches forward as McElrath switches gears, sending the team into the blue horizon to start their patrol. The waves are choppy, but the boat shows no signs of slowing as he maintains control of the steering. The team passes old remnants of naval boat posts from Guantanamo Bays past, then the men turn the boat around after reaching a red and white sign, one warning ocean-goers that theyre leaving U.S. territorial zones. Though the Coast Guards mens patrols cover a large area, they maintain operational security and continue scanning their sectors as they make their way toward the rest of the coastal lines. The members of the 311th, who have been here since November 2012, play a role in sup porting Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bays (JTF-GTMO) security force by patrolling the coast surrounding the base for foreign, private and commercial boaters and other security breaches. If, and when, trespassing boaters cross into U.S. territory, its the Coast Guardsmens duty to intercept the vessels and lead them in the other direction. We maintain anti-terrorism force protection measures for JTF-GTMO, said Sandler. Because of our Guantanamo Bay.Story and Photos by Sgt. Cassandra Monroe Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milhttp://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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expertise with small boats, we bring a lot to the table as far as experience and knowledge in order to help support the mission. If the crewmen happen to run into downtime out in the waters, they sharpen their skills by performing their Performance Qualifications Stan dards. These skills include anchoring, towing, fire-fighting practice, first aid, man-overboard drills and search and rescue patterns for people stranded in water. We take our positions on the small boats very seriously, said Sandler. We usually do training to sharpen the skills we already have or learn new ones for our next position. Although these crewmen are all work, they do make time for light-hearted conversation, discussing different ocean life theyve seen and joking about the sugar levels in popular energy drinks. McElrath stops mid-sen tence. Did you see that flying fish? he said, pointing off to his left. Once I saw one fly 50-feet into the air. The team closes in on the end of their shift, giving the impression of a great day spent out in the blue open, without any interaction of misled boat ers, at least for today. For both McElrath and Sandler, join ing the Coast Guard was a no-brainer, given their love of boats and the ocean. Everybody likes to be on a boat, I did, and thats why I joined the Coast Guard, said McElrath. I love the ocean and surfing, so it seemed like an easy decision. Ill be in three years this month. Sandler said the best thing about the Coast Guard was driving boats and shooting guns. Its great to do some thing you really enjoy.Conch season beginsBy Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milJune 8th marks World Oceans Day. You can celebrate by tak ing a dip into the water at your favorite beach, or enjoying the half-price boat rentals at the Marina. Lucky for you, its also the seventh day of the Conch season, so now you can hunt for a treasure to take home. But before you dive in, there are some things every would-be concher should know before pursuing the prize. Look for the silhouette of the conch shell or a deposit of empty conch shells around a hole, thatll let you know theres an octopus hole nearby where conchs are present, said Tim Proctor, explosives safety officer working for the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay. You need a good pair of gloves too, to pro tect your hands while youre searching through the sand. Typically, conchs habitat includes sea grass beds that offer shelter and food. But the conch also shares this territory with hermit crabs and poisonous sea urchins. For this reason it is important to come ready with the right gear. Sunny Proctor, Tims wife and a recent arrival to Guantanamo Bay said, You can get things like goggles, flippers, snorkels and sea shoes from the dive shop. As with most things going on at Guantanamo Bay, there are some safety considerations and regula tions that need to be considered before diving head-first into the waters. Be sure to go with a buddy and not be out by yourself, its not worth the risk, said Tim. Also, you dont want to disturb the wildlife down there and take more than allowed. Guantanamo regulations state that the daily limit is one conch per day per diver, the conch must be at least 9 inches long or have a one-eighth of an inch lip. Conch season is closed March 1 through May 31. Glass Beach, Ferry Landing and Girl Scout Beach offer great opportunities to find conchs the Proctors said. Be sure to look for something that is unique and stands out, said Sunny. collection are set at nine inches long and are limited to one per diver per day. Photo by Sgt. David Bolton/The WireHunt for shells and celebrate World Oceans Day, June 8 The Wire June 79

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June marks the 115th anniversary of the Battle of Guantanamo Bay, won by U.S. Forces during the Spanish American War. While the four-day battle may not be among the most well-known in military history, it is part of the living history of the Bay. And for those who live and work on the Bay, there is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of those who fought the battle. Not many people get to walk this battlefield, said Alan Adler, a docent at the National Museum of the Marine Core in Triangle, Va. Were all military professionals and you shouldnt miss the chance to see the only battlefield we have here, he said. Adler, a Department of Defense civilian and retired Marine gunnery sergeant, will host free walking tours every Sunday morning this month. Retracing the steps, he says, is a reminder of the battle that helped establish the modern role of the U.S. Marine Corps. Before the Battle of Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. Marine Corps was at a crossroads, and was perceived as unnecessary by the Navy. The U.S. Army declined Rear Admiral William Sampsons request to support the U.S. Navy at Guantanamo Bay, so the Marine Corps was tasked with the mission. This signified a new era of close coordination and cooperation with the Navy to seize and defend advance naval bases. The battles that ensued were full of firsts for the U.S. Marines and the area. The first U.S. flag was planted on Cuban soil at McCall Hill, a short walk from Ferry Landing, where the newly formed Marine 1st Battalion which was the first battalion deployed aboard a ship landed June 10, 1898. Also significant was the use of the 1895 Navy Lee rifle, which was lighter than previous models and was the first use of repeating-action rifles in combat by U.S. Marines. The Marines also relied on the Model 1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, the first time machine guns were used by U.S. forces to support an assault. Hiking historythroughGuantanamo changes Marines Photo by Staff Sgt. Lerone Neff/The WireBy Staff Sgt. Lorne Neff Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil10http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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Over the course of four hours, Adler takes participants through the same path many of the Marines followed with their Cuban rebel-allies. Its important for me to give back to those who made it possible for me to be where I am today., said Army Master Sgt. Anthony ONeil, assistant inspector general for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Just like the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Guantanamo Bay also has a place for Troopers and supporters to pay homage to the Veterans who came before them. And the tour provides participants that chance. The memorial, known as the Crossroads, is where two Marines were killed while operating a forward observation point. At the spot is an urn where people can place mementos, such as their rank, to pay respect. Those were the instructions of the tour, if interested, bring your rank and lay it at the memorial, and I thought it important for me to do that as a senior non-commissioned officer, he said. Another memorial pays tribute to two Marine Medal of Honor recipients Sgt. Jonathan Quick and Pvt. John Fitzgerald who exposed themselves to the enemy when they signaled to the U.S.S. Dolphin to shift fire toward the enemy. According to Adler, at the final battle of Cuzco Wells, 160 Marines and 50 Cuban rebels routed a force of nearly 800 Spanish troops and 200 Cuban loyalists. The Spanish lost more than 60 men and retreated back to Guantanamo City where they told their superiors they were beaten by a force of 20,000, he said. Its interesting, I wanted to see the history of Cuba and I wanted to see how we established this place, said Spc. Daniel Salce, communications specalist, 525th Military Police Battalion. According to Adler, when the Marines took Guantanamo Bay, it had a lasting effect on the U.S. strategic defense. During the Spanish American War, Guantanamo was vital to the U.S. Navy. The Navy needed a port to support its operations at Santiago De Cuba, Adler said. At that time, the nearest available port was 1,000 miles steaming-distance from Santiago. Because of the Marines meticulous field sanitation skills, disease wasnt an issue after the battles, which allowed the Base to thrive. There is such a rich history here, said 1st Lt. Darnisha Kemp, Joint Task Force property officer, 177th Military Police Battalion. The history, Adler said, is what paved the way for success in the Spanish American War and beyond. The battle is part of our military history, said Alder at the end of the tour. The people here are military professionals and you learn a lot from history that there is very little that is new. So if you have this information background, hopefully we wont make the same mistakes again and ultimately save lives. For more information on the Sunday tours, contact Alan Adler at ext. 8100. A walk to remember Photo by Staff Sgt. Lorne Neff/The Wire Establishing a purpose Photo courtesy of USMC Museum The Wire June 712

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12TFrooper ocus Playing sports is a great way to stay active according to Soldiers like Army Sgt. Tameka Lowe, but for her, playing sports means much more when she finds herself thousands of miles away from friends and family back home. When you are deployed, you are away from everything to include your family, said the administrative clerk from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 525th Military Police Battalion. For me as a single parent, I am away from my daughter. Lowe said that family, especially her daughter, is important to her and it helps her distress when thinking about family while playing sports. When you are running, or playing any sport to help clear your mind, it distracts you from whatever issues you might have going on in your life, Lowe said. Often times when I am running, I focus on my daughter. I envision my daughter in front of me and it helps me to de-clutter my mind. Lowe urged other service members to get out of their rooms and get active when they have trouble in life because, if you just sit in your room and watch movies all of the time, your mind can start playing tricks on you and you can get upset further, she said. Playing sports helps deal with whatever issues are troubling you because it gives you something to do other than sitting around, she said. One of Lowes favorite physical activities to help clear her mind is to simply just go running. If you have a stressful day, rather than sitting in your room alone, you can tell yourself that youre going to go run just grab your music and go to wherever your legs will take you, she said. Running lets you clear your mind and it gives you time to think, she said. Sometimes that is all you have to focus on getting yourself from point A to B and since Ive been here at Gitmo I have ran more often than ever. Lowe admits that she has been very competitive all her life, and this attitude as well as others learned in sports has carried over into her military career as well. In the Army you have to be driven and you have to be focused if you want to make it to the next level of your career, she said. Motivation, especially self-motivation, is really important in the military because there isnt always going to be someone there next to you to help out. Recognizing the additional benefits of playing sports, Lowe urges others who are deployed overseas to get out there and do something. Sports can help keep you in shape, she said. I mean, you can do PT on your own, but sometimes you can fall short [in your goals] there. Plus, sports is a great way to meet new people and to make new friends in an environment thousands of miles from home, she said. Story and photos by Sgt. Darron Salzer Photo Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil with Lowe http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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14 Death by PowerPoint (adj.) A common expres-sion used by U.S. Service members to describe boring, repetitious or obvious information presented in the form of projected slides on a flat surface, usually a screen or wall.GTMOs on sexual harassment By Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milOne of the primary tools of instruction for the military has been and is still, the power point presentation. However, with recent events in the news surrounding Service members and sexual harassment, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Bay (JTF-GTMO) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program (SHARP)took a new approach to this most important topic. Its good to hear what people are thinking, said Amber Kelly, Coordinator of Special Projects with Catharsis Productions and discussion leader. Instead of a 67-page slide show, the mandatory brief ing took the approach of an open-ended conversation amongst the attendees. The interaction gives validity to what we are talking about, Kelly said. The topics discussed included: how sexual assault hap pens, reporting options for victims of sexual assault, con sequences of assigning negative labels to individuals and the psychological impact of sexual assault on the victim and predator. At times, the content of the seminar be came graphic and examples given were of a mature nature. The goal is to address the issue of sexual assault; where it comes from, what we can do and how can we solve the problem, Kelly said. The alternative, interactive, audi ence-driven style of communication was implemented because, in addition to educating people, it allows for a more open discussion of touchy social issues. In light of this unconventional instruction strategy, Kelly said attendees were very open and forthcoming with their own opinions and experiences in dealing with sexual harassment issues. Ethical concerns of the relationship between victim and predator were keynote topics. Addressing change at the moral level can lead to a change in action, said Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Naomi Creppel, information system technician with the Command Liaison Office at JTF-GTMO. When the call to arms is raised, all Service members are required to take action and make a stand. The battle against sexual assault has become the latest call to arms in which Troops must also take a stand to live by a high er moral code in order to make a difference. When you make that change to do the right thing, people notice it, Kelly said. Photo by Sgt. David Bolton/The Wirehttp://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Stand up for your fellow Troopers. Defend them and give them your support. Report sexual assaults to your chain of command or other authority If you suspect a sexual assault, INTERVENE! Do what you know is right! Remember the ARS acronym to help prevent sexual assaults. Your fellow Troopers are depending on you! Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The Wire

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Local 24/7 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Contact #: Your Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinators Contact #: 84578 84577

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16http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html The Wire Dumpster Diving 101Its not the only diving on this island ... Tell us what you think and we are thrilled to be here and be able to get your news to you. But we want to know what you want to see. Weekly, cover-to-cover. Only when my friends are in it. Give me more news. Give me more photos. Cover my unit: GTMO Joe, where Movie Reviews. Other: Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The Wire

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Volunteerism is helping others for a greater good with no expectations of payback; however, the one who gains the most from volunteering may be the volunteer. The Wire June 7 LTife On he Bay by Sgt. Darron Salzer Cartoon by Ltc. Samuel House/Deputy Director PAO 17 Its not the only diving on this island ... Cover my unit:

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19The Wire June 7Meals with Monroe Crockpot Chicken TacosIngredients: One envelope of Taco Seasoning (I used McCormick Taco seasoning, but you can make your own seasoning too)Six pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breastOne 16-ounce jar of chunky salsaA few dashes of red chili pepper powder, salt and pepper to tasteDont forget the toppings: Sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo This recipe is from BethPie at the www.thetastykitchen.com. I love this recipe because it is really quick and easy, and is a good way to use leftover chicken from last nights dinner. These tacos are great to bring to work the next day if you need a break from your daily lunch routine. Also try using the chicken with enchiladas, quesadillas, tosta das or nachos.Directions:Put the chicken, salsa and taco and other seasoning ingredients into a crock pot and give it a little stir to blend the seasoning with the salsa. You do not need to add any water to the taco seasoning. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. I found that there was a lot of liquid salsa mixed in so I drained half of it from the mixture. Serve and Enjoy! (This recipe serves about 12.)Just a Tip...Microwave the tortillas for 20 seconds to make them softer; this will allow them to stretch more for burrito making. If youre anything like me, you love having snacks at work. If youre getting tired of your Red Bull-Easy Mac combination and want to eat healthier, try these snack ideas:Nuts (I love almonds, pistachios, cashews and walnuts mixed with dark chocolate chips)Fruits (both the commisary and the galley have great optionsdepending on the barge dates)Hummus and Pita Chips (I love Peanut Butter (spread some on crackers, celery sticks or apples)Popcorn (light, low-calorie options are best try to avoid barracks during day hours. Youre welcome, day-sleepers )Anything with Nutella (okay, so this isnt really that healthy but Nutella is delicious. Always add Nutella.)I want to hear from you! Did you try my recipe and loved it? Did you try my recipe and hated it? Well... thats too bad but email me anyways! If you have a recipe youd like for me to try, contact me! cassandra.l.monroe@jtfgtmo. southcom.mil Lemon SurpriseIngredients: Directions:Just a Tip...One large drink containerOne cucumber, slicedSugar (to taste) lemonade mix as stated in the cans instructions. Next, add sliced cucumbers and ice. Add sugar (to taste, if needed) and mix thoroughly.Add fresh mint or grated ginger for a tangy taste. Hi! You may have noticed that this page has changed. Whits BBQ Pit is transitioning into Meals with Monroe; so welcome! In this weeks edition, Ill share some recipes that are perfect for a warm night, (which is every night for us here at Guantanamo Bay!)

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