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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
Publication Date: 08-30-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Prisoners of war -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Military prisons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )

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System Details: Mode of access: Internet at the NAVY NSGTMO web site. Address as of 9/15/05: http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire.asp; current access is available via PURL.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 3, issue 5 (Jan. 3, 2003); title from caption (publisher Web site PDF, viewed on Sept. 15, 2005) .

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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lccn - 2005230299
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098620/00543

Material Information

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
Publication Date: 08-30-2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Prisoners of war -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Military prisons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )

Notes

System Details: Mode of access: Internet at the NAVY NSGTMO web site. Address as of 9/15/05: http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire.asp; current access is available via PURL.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 3, issue 5 (Jan. 3, 2003); title from caption (publisher Web site PDF, viewed on Sept. 15, 2005) .

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 52777640
lccn - 2005230299
System ID: UF00098620:00582


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Volume 15, Issue 13 August 30, 2013Prepping for futureLessons learned at JTF-GTMO will help NCO in classroom Half court champsBEEF sweeps Dodgeball Tourney High on the Hog

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2http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Life in BootsHow the JTF-GTMO mission spans beyond the Bay 8 Trooper Focus 12 3,2,1 Dodgeball MWR holds six-on-six dodgeball tournament 18 AND IN OUR PAGES Around the BayOther StoriesCommand Corner and Trooper to Trooper4 6Reviews of the latest movies on base 15525th MP Battalion holds quarterly Pig Bowl, HHC comes out on top. Cover photo by Sgt. David Bolton Bay Wire Report Meals with Monroe19Sailors youth prepares him for military careerCORRECTIONS Are you a running junkie? Does the thought of traveling multiple miles by foot make you want to lace up your sneakers? If so, sign up for the 10mile fun-run being held Saturday Aug. 31, at 6:30 a.m., at Cooper Field. You can pre-register at Denich Gym or sign up the day of the event. e run will begin and end at Cooper Field. GTMO VanGoghLearn how to paint your own masterpiece with the MWR Arts & Crafts! Friday, Sept. 6, from 6-9 p.m., you can learn to paint for $50 per person, which includes your canvas and supplies. Sign up at the ceramics shop, Bldg. AV 81, or call ext. 4882. Road Runners Volume 15, Issue 13 August 30, 2013Prepping for futureLessons learned at JTF-GTMO will help NCO in classroom Half court champsBEEF sweeps MWR Dodge Ball Tourney Pig Bowl recap

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The Wire August 303 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. Catholic Mass Sunday 7:30 a.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday 7 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 Return to Oce 0940, 1240, 1540 Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m., Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m., Room A Islamic Service Friday 1:15 p.m., Room 2 Seventh Day Adventist Friday 7 p.m., Room 1 Sabbath SchoolSaturday 9:30 a.m., Room 1 Sabbath ServiceSaturday 11:00 a.m., Room 1 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. Richard W. Butler Deputy Commander Army Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia Sergeant Major Marine Sgt. Maj. Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr. Oce of Public Aairs Director Navy Capt. Robert Durand Deputy Director Army Lt. Col. Samuel House Command Information Ocer Army Capt. 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 Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hiler Photo Editor Army Sgt. Darron Salzer Sta Writers Army Sta Sgt. Lorne Ne Army Sgt. Cassandra Monroe Army Spc. Lerone SimmonsStaff Command Staff The Wire is an authorized publication for members of the Department of the Troopers of JTF-GTMO. The contents of The Wire are not necessarily Guard. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Joint Task assigned to the Joint Task Force and is published online. THE WIRE Joint Task ForceSafe Humane Legal TransparentGuantanamo Look for us on your favorite Social Media: /jointtaskforceguantanamo /photos/jtf gtmo /jtf gtmo @jtf gtmo Command Corner and Trooper to Trooper Reviews of the latest movies on base Meals with Monroe HQ Building, Camp America

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By Capt. Daryl Daniels Joint Medical Group CommanderThose of us in the military, no matter what branch of service, talk about values and leadership. We study great leaders in our past, emulate great leaders from our own time and try to groom the next generation of leaders from those entrusted under us. We understand the importance of being a leader, but what about being a follower? As a Boy Scout, I learned one of the most important lessons on leadership. It was very simple: before you can become a good leader, you have to be a good follower. At first that statement sounds contradictory. Leading and following are opposite ends of the spectrum, right? I mean, following is just taking orders, and who wants to be the one taking orders? But maybe, just maybe, there is a relationship between being a good leader and being a good follower that often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Think about it, learning to follow is an essential part of learning to lead. Being a good follower is not about being a drone. Good followership is an active process of engaging the leader and supporting their position and thereby supporting the team. Being a good follower is not demeaning in fact, being a good follower can be rewarding. Being able to show your worth to your boss and helping the team achieve its mission shows pride and commitment to the mission and the team. It takes skill to be a good follower. You need to learn about your boss. You need to know what he or she appreciates and doesnt appreciate, how they want things prepared and how they want information delivered. You need to be able to anticipate what your boss will need, kind of like Radar OReilly in the television show Mash. You also need to respond to your leaders requests in a timely manner. If he or she has to ask you for something more than once, youre not meeting their expectations. Good followers are loyal and able to earn the trust of their bosses. Good followers are also good communicators, able to give their bosses both good news and bad. They do their homework and find out as much information as possible before they knock on the boss doorno one wants to hear half of the story and then have to go out and find out the rest. And when there are problems they are able to offer solutions, suggestions or advice. So look at what it takes to be a good follower and think about what it takes to lead. You need to know the people you work with. You need to anticipate their needs. You need to earn their trust, and to be a good communicator. Theres a great deal more I could say about leading and following, but the important thing is, when you get right down to it, if we develop our skills to be a good follower, we are automatically developing our skills to be a good leader. Learning how to be a good follower helps give us an awareness of who we are and what kind of leader we want to be. So, the old Boy Scout saying is true. Before you can become a good leader, you have to become a good follower.4http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html As the Global War on Terrorism enters its second decade, I would like to pass on some lessons learned to our younger Troopers, especially you trigger pullers out there. Having served more than 33 years in the Army, 18 of those in Special Forces, that service has afforded me a rather unique perspective in Counter Insurgency Warfare. Some of the lessons were instilled through the school of hard knocks or reaffirmed in moments of reflection following a dynamic critical event. For brevity, Ive kept it to 11 lessons. Each one can stand out on its own merit or application. Note that the colorful language of the Airborne Infantry has been tempered as befitting these times. My goal is to have thinking Soldiers. Lesson 1: Dont infuriate the G chief. This is one of the first lessons a SOF student learns. G chief literally means guerrilla commander. Your life and your mens lives depend on you maintaining a good relationship here. As your situation dictates, one can substitute village elder, host nation commander, or for you married Troopers, household six. Lesson 2: Security, Security, Security. YOU are responsible for your own 24/7, as is your unit responsible for its own, always. You are a rifleman first, outside or inside the wire. Lesson 3: The Book shows you one way of doing something, be creative. As with explosives you are only limited by your imagination. Lesson 4: Failure to properly plan is planning to fail, remember P A C E primary, alternate, contingency, emergency. Another SOF teaching. Lesson 5: Never forget who you are, what role you have in the overall mission, and what consequences your actions or inactions will have on the civilian populace. Failure here could cost the mission, or worse. Lesson 6: Pray. When things get tough pray harder. Dont be afraid to sign up at your local church for people to pray on your behalf. My wife and I have a code phrase so she knows when her husband needs urgent prayer warriors. Lesson 7: Timely intelligence on the guerrilla force is vital. Intelligence comes from the civilian populace. Maintaining stability for, control over and trust with the civilian population should result in actionable intel. Note the word should. Lesson 8: Never compromise your informants. Ties in with seven. Lesson 9: Teach them all they know, NEVER all of what you ommandCCorner TtBy Master Sgt. George OKon rooper to rooper Old wisdom for leaders from BSA: know when to follow Lessons

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The Wire August 30 5 PIrofessional nsight know. You can learn from them as well. Personally my teams didnt teach foreign nationals small arms or unit TTPs beyond a basic level. One just never knows ... Lesson 10: Inside base camps (modern FOBs, COPs, OPs), limit the number of foreign nationals inside your team room to a need to know basis. Good idea for each FN to have a sponsor/handler at all times when inside. Team room can also mean TOC or berthing areas. Lesson 11: Avoid philosophic sparring over theologies. What is rule number one again? The Army might call it low intensity conflict, said Sgt. 1st Class Sullivan, senior instructor for JFK/IMA and Vietnam veteran. ... but anytime someone is shooting at you, its high intensity! My sincere prayer is that none of you should experience combat again, but I am a realist. May I add to not only study the Holy Bible, but also books on small unit TTPs along with your current and next area of assignment. Godspeed to you all. Air Force PT test changes effective Oct. 1By Staff Sgt. David Salinitri Secretary of the Air Force PAAir Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Forces Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the program and the need for slight improvements. We have a tremendous program that has fundamentally changed the Air Forces overall fitness level over the past few years, Welsh said. The PFT itself is not going to change. But even the best program can be improved upon, so we are making changes in four different areas to enhance the overall program. Of the changes coming Oct. 1, the most significant is to the abdominal circumference portion of the test. The AC assesses an Airmans body composition. Since the Air Force implemented the newest fitness program guidelines in October 2010, only .03 percent of Airmen have failed the AC portion of the test and passed the other three components with a composite score of 75 or higher. In the future, if an Airman fails the AC portion of the test, and passes each of the other three components, well measure that Airman using the Body Mass Index taping guidance in DoD instructions, Welsh said. If the Airman meets the DoD BMI standard, they pass the PFT. Because AC measurement is integrated into the testing procedure, the Air Force is currently the only branch of the Department of Defense not required to have a separate weight management program. The other program modifications include realigning the fitness appeal process back to wing commanders, adjusting passing standards for Airmen who can only test on one component of assessment, and changing and simplifying the walk test. In addition to these efforts, senior leaders are reviewing how fitness performance is documented on performance reports as part of a larger effort to examine the performance report itself. Those results are expected in the near future. Though senior leaders are looking to improve the current fitness program, Welsh said he is proud of the Air Force program, and the physically fit culture it has helped to cultivate. I believe we have DoDs best designed, best run fitness program, and as a result, we have a force ready for any mission our nation asks us to execute, he said. Im extremely proud of how far weve come with our fitness culture.

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One of the difficulties with doing movie reviews is identifying exactly what the movie is trying to accomplish prior to forming your opinions. Red 2 is not your run-of-the-mill action film, its a comedic action film. And with that moniker go certain assumptions.That said, I loved Red 2. Bruce Willis and gang are back for the second installment following a very successful premiere film. Retired C.I.A. agent, Frank Moses (Willis), returns to action once more when he is mistakenly associated with a Cold War black operation that has recently come back on the radar. Assassins from around the world are all gunning for Moses and they dont care about a little collateral damage. But Moses does care, especially when his girlfriend, Sara Ross (MaryLouise Parker), may catch a stray bullet. But Moses constant worry about his girlfriend takes away from his peak secret-agent skills. Not helping one bit is Moses wildly eccentric friend and fellow retiree, Marvin Boggs, played by John Malkovich. Boggs, much to Moses chagrin, is constantly trying to arm the innocent Sara and help save Moses relation by advising him to acknowledge his feelings. Throw in Moses friend and British agent (Helen Mirren) and the worlds greatest assassin (Lee Byunghun) and the action never seems to slow down. The action was eye-popping and kept you wanting more. I throw in the caveat simply because not all of the action was completely believable. Either that or Helen Mirren is one hell of a shot and SUVs are prone to flipping more than 20 feet into the air. The only thing that left me wanting was more of the witty repartee that I have become accustomed to from Willis. John Malkovich picks up the ball in that area and carries a lot of the comedic burden with some help from Mary-Louise Parker. All-in-all, I really enjoyed Red 2. I give it four exploding banana rats. A young, wisecracking cop is sucked into a world full of perps that dont belong on our Earth. Hes partnered up with a rough old cowboy type who doesnt care for him at first. They uncover a plot that could destroy Earth and work together against great odds to save the day. This movie was great when it was Men In Black. But the movie I saw, R.I.P.D., with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, it is nothing more than a sad imitation. Although the script is a ripoff of the M.I.B. franchise, it does attempt to be original. Instead of aliens, the bad guys are dead souls bound for hell. Theyve found a way to escape their doom and roam earth like all the living. The job of the Rest in Peace Department, consisting of dead cops, is to hunt down, expose and incarcerate these escaped villains. Reynolds, the witty cop, dies early, and is assigned to R.I.P.D. Bridges becomes his after-life partner. Hes a gun-slinging sheriff from the actual Wild West who also was betrayed. Both officers have partner issues. Reynolds and Bridges make strong attempts to bring humor and heart to this worn script. But its difficult to watch a movie where the actors are working so hard. The best scene in the film occurs when Bridges sings his own cowboy song. But if I wanted to watch Bridges sing T-Bone Burnett produced songs Id watch Crazy Heart (a true five banana rat movie). For the valiant effort of the actors, Ill give it two banana rats. Worth the laughs & action, go see Red 2By Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hiler Graphics Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milCourtesy of DC Enterainment Courtesy of Universal PicturesBy Sgt. Katherine Forbes Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil 6http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY at the Downtown and Camp Bulkeley LyceumsStay classy, GTMO! No ALCOHOL or TOBACCO at the Lyceums!Call the Movie Hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information 30 31 01 02 03 04 052 Guns (New)R, 8 p.m.R.I.P.D.PG13, 10 p.m.Red 2PG13, 8 p.m.The ConjuringR, 10:10 p.m.PlanesPG, 8 p.m.The WolverinePG13, 10 p.m.ElysiumR, 8 p.m.Pacic Rim (LS)PG13, 8 p.m.Grown Ups 2 (LS)PG13, 8 p.m.TurboPG, 8 p.m.R.I.P.D.PG13, 8 p.m.The ConjuringR, 10 p.m.2 Guns (New)R, 8 p.m.Grown Ups 2 (LS)PG13, 10 p.m.Red 2PG13, 8 p.m.ElysiumR, 10 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.PlanesPG, 8 p.m.The WolverinePG13, 8 p.m. (LS) = Last Showing3-day workout perfect for Troopers scheduleBy Master Sgt. Gregg Ramsdell Command Element SEL, physical trainer Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The WireAll of us are busy during the duty day, and when were not working long hours we want to enjoy one of the many fun activities Guantanamo Bay has to offer. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend every waking minute trying to get fit. I have developed a weekly workout to allow you to get in shape in as little time as possible. These workouts arent long, but the supersets will bring the burn. The only items needed are focus, motivation and dedication. Complete either using three or four sets (rotations) of each exercise. Sets five and six are optional, depending on your fitness level. Turn up your music and have fun; youll be done before you know it. Remember, good technique is the key. Push yourself and feel your results. Have fun! Following each group of supersets, take a 1-2 min break, and then go to the next superset. Do you have questions about your physical fitness or health? Please, submit them to The Wire, and you may be featured in an upcoming Q & A with The Wires physical trainers! E-mail thewire@jtfgtmo. southcom.mil to submit your question. The Wire August 307

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http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html lbife in oots 8The legal and litigation side of Joint Task Force Guantanamo is a side that most Troopers dont have access to, but is a side that does provide crucial support to the legal commissions held here. We are the litigation support section, we provide support for both the commission hearings as well as support for habeas litigations related to those who are detained here at JTF-GTMO, said Capt. One, assistant staff judge advocate, 177th Military Police Brigade. One noncommissioned officer is charged with facilitating attorney-client relationships between detainees and their attorneys as part of this process which is a vital part of the JTF-GTMO mission to provide legal and transparent care and custody of the detainees here. I make the legal visits happen for the detainees, so if my position wasnt here, then it would be more difficult for the attorneys to visit their clients for legal visits, said Sgt. Max Miller, paralegal,177th MP Bde. Using his organizational skills, Miller uses document spreadsheet programs to schedule communication and legal visits between the attorneys and their clients. Millers presence as the coordinator is needed to ensure there is no overbooking or over-scheduling of the legal visitations. Miller coordinates between the escorts, attorneys and time frames to confirm there is no overlapping of schedules. Its a hub that requires attention to detail and vital communication. Miller says his role at JTF-GTMO is a job that is worthwhile, especially when it allows him to get out of the office and speak with other legal professionals. I like that it encompasses different parts of the base rather than just sitting at my desk and filing paperwork, said Miller. I like that I have meetings with other coordinators of the detainee movements and I look forward to them. I like our office staff; our chemistry is very fun, he said. When its time to do really serious work, we get things done, but when we want to joke around, were able to communicate in a good manner while maintaining the professionalism of ranks, he Sgt. Max Miller JTF-GTMO skills will make Trooper successful in classStory and photo by Sgt. Cassandra Monroe Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milFrom Law to Educationsaid. For Miller, who is still attending college in hopes of becoming a high school teacher, the job has refreshed his professional communication skills and given him the experience needed to continue on in his career, he said. This mission has helped me with my backward planning, he said. So, when I get my own classroom, it will help me with lesson plans and scheduling to stay on time with deadlines and lesson units. And because he communicates regularly with people from all backgrounds, he said experiences here will help him later on in the classroom as well. You have to know effective communication in order to be successful at my job here, he said. And teachers must be master communicators too, he said. So all these skills -communication skills, professional behaviors and interactions via emails and phone calls to learning the protocols and on-the-job skills has been helpful, he said. Everything Ive done will help me more in the future because this mission is so important. Graphic by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The Wire

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9 The Wire August 30 From Law to Education

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http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html 10Under the sweltering Cuban sun, members of the 525th Military Police Battalion competed in the Pig Bowl Aug. 24. Individual teams comprised of members of each of the battalions companies competed in a series of events including tug-of-war, dodgeball, corn hole and a guidon relay race to see who would take home the first place prize. The Pig Bowl is an MP tradition where units across the Army compete in a series of events designed to enrich the Esprit De Corps of the unit. The event got its name from the fact that, as police officers, MPs are sometimes referred to as pigs. Its just another opportunity to continue on traditions, said Sgt. Maj. Michael Baker, 525th MP Bn., command sergeant major. After the events and morning progressed, the troops of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 525th MP Bn., were declared the winners, taking home the trophy. They did great, it was a teambuilding event, said Army Capt. Gregory Archbold, HHC commander. Being in a unit like this we rotate people in and out so this was a good opportunity for them to have some friendly competition. Archbold said the tug-of-war was their best event because they were the strongest. Even though there was plenty of good-hearted rivalry between the companies, the true nature of the Pig Bowl was just another way for the members of the 525th to come out and have a little fun outside work with friends and family. Sometimes it gets competitive but in the end, everybody works together in a friendly competition, said Army Sgt. Norwell Navayra, a carpentry and masonry specialist assigned to HHC. It brings the company together to know that we won something as a whole team, we actually earned it together Sometimes the 525th MP Bn., invites the Navy and Coast Guard Master of Arms to participate, but this was the first Pig Bowl involving only the battalion. The 193rd MP Co., went home with second place while the 367th MP Co., won third. Bringing home the baconStory by Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Field. Photo by Sgt. David Bolton/The Wire Photo by Sgt. David Bolton/The Wire

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The Wire August 3011 Members of the 525th Military Police Battalions Headquarters and Headquarters Company celebrate victory after winning the trophy at the battalions Pig Bowl Aug. 24. Army 1st Sgt. Davin Butler, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 525th Military Police Battalion, tosses balls across Cooper Field during the quarterly Pig Bowl as battalion leadership, Sgt. Maj. Michael Baker and Lt. Col. Darcy Overbey and the Overbey children look on. Photo by Sgt. Ronnie Patrick/ HHC 525th MP Photo by Sgt. Ronnie Patrick/ HHC 525th MP Photo by Sgt. David Bolton/The Wire

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12http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html TFrooper ocus Seaman Prescott A. Czygan Photo by Spc. Lerone Simmons/The Wire

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The Wire August 3013Keeping at the centerStory by Spc. Lerone Simmons Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milIts made up of people you do not get to choose, but with whom you still share a bond. Its a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, and considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not, according to Dictionary.com And having loved ones support you through a deployment can make a world of difference. Family is family, no matter what, said Seaman Prescott A. Czygan, behavioral health technician assigned to the Joint Medical Group, Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Czygan is the eldest of 13 children; two brothers, six sisters and four cousins, who all grew up around each other in Lake City, Mich. It was always action-packed, always someone there, no matter where you went, he said. They always watched my every move and looked up to me. If you dont have someone to look up to, you cant learn, he said. Being mindful of his actions and looking out for others was something that Czygan picked up at an early age, especially while having many pairs of eyes on him. Taking care of each other is very important in a family, he said. Its also hard because I cant do anything wrong, they all look up to me and what I do impacts them. Joining the Navy at 17, under the Hospital Corpsman rate was Czygans way to further continue to provide the mentorship and role model traits for his younger siblings. At first his mother, Vera, was supportive with his decision, but his father, Joshua, was skeptical. Eventually, Czygans father decided to give him his permission to join. He outright said no, Im not signing the papers, I dont want you to leave home, he said. My dad and I are very close. After speaking to Czygans grandmother Jean Marie, Joshua had a change of heart, after he realized that his son would still join when he turned 18 years old. For Czygan, he wasnt leaving his family; he was joining a new, larger one the Navy. Now 20 years old, Czygan has served three years in the Navy, with this being his first deployment. And just like when he was growing up, Czygan continues to take care of others this time the Troopers who need his assistance during this deployment. Working in behavioral health enables Czygan to interact and help Troopers by using his professional training along with words of wisdom that he thinks his dad would use, to get them through those rough patches. My Dad has said that being away from home is going to be hard, but it will make coming home feel a lot better, he said. Being away from home, he said, is his biggest challenge to date. But, he uses his newfound JTF-GTMO family to balance out being homesick. With volunteer hours at the nursery or thrift shop, hanging out at the movies or listening to music with friends, he passes the time until he gets to go back to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or even better, back home to his family. He encourages other Service members to find their outlet when going through tough times, whether a fun activity, or turning to your family stationed alongside you. graduation. Photo submitted by Czygan family

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14 http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Joint Task Force Guantanamos 525th Military Police Battalion welcomed 40 new noncommissioned officers into its ranks Aug. 22, during a Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Windjammer. The ceremony is a traditional hallmark of the U.S. Army, and symbolizes the evolving progression of leadership the backbone of the U.S. Army. Inducting new NCOs into the Corps is a long-standing tradition in the Army and in the 525th MP Battalion, said Sgt. Maj. Michael Baker, command sergeant major, 525th MP Bn. We want to ensure the NCOs understand that they are an important part of the history and traditions of the Army. Following in the footsteps that other NCOs before them took, inductees walked across the stage at the Windjammer Hall and were presented with signed copies of the NCO Creed and NCO Charge. Few other nations in the world have an effective NCO Corps, said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Zavodsky, command sergeant major for U.S. Army South, and guest of honor. You are truly among the elite worldwide when it comes to your professionalism and your service, he said. The respect of the NCO was evident in the words spoken, and actions taken by the 525th MP Bn., during the ceremony. While the induction ceremony is typically a right of passage for an enlisted Soldier coming into the rank of corporal or sergeant, leadership acknowledged at least one Soldier who was not properly received into the corps. I didnt have an induction ceremony when I pinned on my sergeant stripes, said Staff Sgt. Kenneth Cabell, 189th MP Company. So when my chain of command learned about this, they included me in the ceremony so that I could experience this tradition for myself. This is a very special day for me, he said. MPs induct new NCOs Story and artwork by Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hiler Graphics Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil during the semi-annual celebration. Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler/The Wire

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The Wire August 30 15Racks upon racks hold various sizes and styles of trendy threads, with shoes properly displayed on shelves. A few household necessities and books for any type of reader are tucked away in the back. No matter what youre looking for, youll probably find it at Treasures and Trivia, the local Guantanamo Bay thrift shop nestled quietly behind the Downtown Lyceum. Once the storefront sign switches to open, a bevy of people crowd in to get their shop on. The store, run by the Guantanamo Bay Spouses Club, specializes in the resale of donated products. You can find everything from clothing to television sets to sporting equipment. Theres even a military related section in the back of the store, designated for reusable uniforms and other military equipment Service members could get good use out of. Everything you see here in this store comes in as donations, said Jennifer Kent, store manager. Then we give the money directly back to the community. The store, and the community members who shop there, earned more than $15,000, for the senior class at W.T. Sampson High School, all to help send the students to college. The Wounded Warrior Program and other events held at GTMO are also recipients of Treasures and Trivias philanthropy. But none of it can be done, Kent said, without the help of volunteers -many of whom are Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers. What the volunteers do is help me straighten out the store and help us put away the donations, she said. Theyre the reason the store looks so nice. It makes my job easier. I would not be able to keep up with everything if it werent for them. For Sgt. Steven Gunderson, military police, 357th Military Police Company, volunteering at Treasures and Trivia is a worthwhile experience. Its a very welcoming environment and its nice that they give everything they earn back to the community, said Gunderson. Local shop thrives at GTMO Story and photo by Sgt. Cassandra Monroe Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil What YOU need to know Raised to send W.T. Sampson $15,000 shop on or volunteer11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.The magical Saturday hours at Treasures and Trivia 10 a.m. 2 p.m.Donate it! The proceeds go right and your volunteer time helps too!StuffGraphic by Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson/The Wire

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17The Wire August 30 U.S. MARINES U.S. MARINES U.S. MARINES Im thinking I might drive 65 mph to Havana, maybe pick up an iguana along the way, then download a movie online with my high speed internet. Stop showing o. HA HA HA! You want a cigar?

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Sports eed F at Denich Gym. Boyz took the championship title. BEEF sizzles Story and photos by Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milTeams from across Guantanamo Bay dodged, dipped, ducked and dived to avoid elimination at the Morale, Welfare and Recreations dodgeball tournament Aug. 24. Ten squads of six players flung the brightly-colored balls across center court in an attempt to make it to the next round of play in this double-elimination tournament. The turnout was great, said Jim Holbert, MWR sports coordinator. We had about 30 or 40 volunteers and six of them were the officials and did a good job. The volunteers surrounded the court and acted as ball shaggers for stray spheres that were thrown outside the court. Holbert said the last dodgeball tournament held was nine on nine and took place at the hockey rink but for this tournament the MWR decided to change the location and number of people on each team. These guys put in a service to take care of us through these games to raise morale and it helps us out, said Air Force Tech Sgt. Bryan Jones, an electrical systems craftsman with the Base Engineer Emergency Force. This is good fun right here and this supports the entire idea of MWR, said Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Doussett, Hospital Corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force, Joint Medical Group. As the tournament progressed, teams were knocked out of the brackets until only two remained, Crazy Balls and the Dirt Boyz; both of which were comprised of GTMOs BEEF. After more than three hours of play, the roar of the crowd did not die down. Everyone was into it, there was a lot of cheering going on, said Holbert. As if a scene from a Hollywood movie, the last game of tournament came down to a kind of sudden death match where the playing court was shortened and the teams faced off in a kind of thunder dome battle. In the end, it was the Dirt Boyz who came out victorious. The MWR plans on hosting another dodgeball tournament in four or five months. 3... 2... 1... DODGEBALL!18http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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The Wire August 3019I 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 Looking for an easy weeknight dinner that is ready in no time? Try this vegetarian-friendly alternative when youre in a hurry or running late to chow. This recipe was submitted by Sgt. Raymond Beadle from the 812th Military Police Company. I like this meal option because its really easy to make, especially if youve got a really busy schedule or happen to miss dinner at the galley. For this recipe, youll need one Morning Star Tomato and Basil Pizza veggie burger patty. I found that grilling the patty makes for a better result versus microwaving however if you dont have access to a grill, microwaving does work. So, take the patty and grill it until its done. Next, toast some whole wheat hamburger buns on the same grill. Build your burger with some cheese (I used provolone,) add your condiments (ketchup and mustard are my go-to staples), and garnish with sundried tomato halves. Feel free to add additional ingredients to your liking as well. For sides, add veggies, fruits, or sweet potatoe fries. I snacked on some Terra Sweet Potato chips, which are pictured. TOMATO-BASIL VEGGIE BURGERS

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Army Spc. Anthony Ricci captured this stunning sunset across Guantanamo Bay.Send your best photos to thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil 20BB ack urnerLooking for something to do this weekend or early next week? Check out these http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html