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Warriors never quit Through heat and mental strain, 525th Soldiers compete for top honor Laugh it up! Visiting comedians put Troopers in stitches Volume 15, Issue 19 October 11, 2013

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The Big Unit on deck The United Service Organizations, in conjunction with GTMOs Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, will host a meet-and-greet between Major League Baseball legend Randy The Big Unit Johnson and Troopers Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m., at Seaside Galley and at 6:30 p.m., at Cooper Field. U.S. Navy Birthday BallSaturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m.Tickets on sale at the NEX Annex from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. dailyThe 238th Monday Night Football GTMOs Liberty Program will broadcast the NFLs Colts and Chargers game at the Marine Hill movie room Monday Oct. 14, 8:40 p.m. To register for this event please call ext. 2010 or email liberty at liberty@gtmo-mwr.org, at least 24 hours prior to kickoff. Clean up on the Hill Those interested in volunteering for some sprucing should report to the Marine Hill movie theater Saturday Oct. 12, 8 a.m.2http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Trooper FocusThis Sailor dreams of opening a restaurant 8 Life in Boots 12 Monday night league hosts awards 18 AND IN OUR PAGES Around the BayOther StoriesCommand Corner4 6Reviews of the latest movies on baseNearly 50 volunteers clean up some of GTMOs dirtiest beaches. PAGE 10 Cover photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Bay Wire Report A day at the Woodshop14525ths best Warriors compete for quarterly honorCORRECTIONS Trooper to Trooper5Meals with Monroe19

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The Wire October 113 Catholic Mass Mon.-Thur. 5:30 p.m. Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Services General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Worship Sunday 1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 6:40 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday 7 p.m. Camp America :00, :20, :40 Gazebo :01, :21, :41 Camp America NEX :02, :22, :42 Camp Delta :04; :24, :44 Camp 6 :07, :27, :47 TK 4 :13, :33, :53 JAS :14, :34, : 54 TK 3 :15, :35, :55 TK 2 :16, :36, :56 TK 1 :17, :37, :57 CC :19, :39, :59 Windjammer/Gym :22, :42, :02 Gold Hill Galley :24, :44, :04 NEX :26, :46, :06 NEX Laundry :27, :47, :07 C Pool :30, :50, :10 Downtown Lyceum :31, :51, :11 NEX :33, :53, :13 Gold Hill Galley :35, :55, :15 Windjammer/Gym :37, :57, :17 CC :40, :00, :20 TK 1 :41, :01, :21 TK 2 :42, :02, :22 TK 3:43, :03, :23 TK 4 :44, :04, :24 Camp 6:50, :10, :30 Camp Delta :53, :13, :33 HQ Building :55, :15, :35 Camp America NEX :57, :17, :37 Gazebo :58, :18, :38 Camp America :00, :20, :40 Sat. and Sun. only Location #1-4 Windward 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 Windward Loop 0930, 1230, 1530 NEX 0925, 1225, 1525, 1825 SBOQ/MARINA 0935, 1235, 1535 0940, 1240, 1540 Camp America :55, :48 TK 1 :05, :36 Denich Gym/Windjammer :11, :31 Gold Hill Galley :14, :29 NEX :16, :27 Downtown Lyceum :17, :25 0955-1955Every hour at the stated timesPentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m., Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m., Room 19 Islamic Service Friday, 1:15 p.m., Room 2 Seventh Day AdventistFriday, 7 p.m., Room 1 Sabbath School: Saturday 9:30 a.m., Room 1 Sabbath Service: Saturday 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. Navy Cdr. John Filostrat Deputy Director Air Force Maj. Christian P. Hodge 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 Staff Writers Army Staff Sgt. Lorne Neff 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 HQ Building, Camp America FROM THE WIREIMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE WIREIMPORTANT STUFF

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By Capt. Daryl Daniels Commander, Joint Medical GroupBy Master Sgt. Gregory Martin Operations NCOIC, Task Force PlatinumTtrooper to rooper 4http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Its fall and once again its time for all of us to get our annual flu vaccine. Whether you get the injection or the nasal mist, its important that every one of us receive this vital bit of protection. Like your helmet and your body armor, the flu vaccine can save your life. The flu, or influenza as it is properly called, doesnt always get the credit it deserves. Most of us get flu-like symptoms from time to time. It causes a few days to a week of aches and pains and then we get over it. Its hard to remember that influenza is a real threat. There have been times in our nations history that influenza has become a serious public health issue. One of the worst influenza epidemics occurred in 1918. Called the Spanish Flu, the epidemic started on the East Coast with Soldiers coming back from World War I. It quickly spread to the major cities. Public health officials were caught off guard by how serious the Spanish Flu was. Soon many people were infected and the death rate started rising. Unlike many of the influenza strains we see today, which have the worst effects on the very young and the very old, the Spanish Flu seemed to affect otherwise young, healthy people. Boston and Philadelphia were hit especially hard. Medical facilities were overrun. By the time city officials decided to act, it was too late. In four months, over 12,000 people died in Philadelphia alone. As the epidemic spread westward people saw what was happening back east and decided to be proactive and prepare for the worst. In St. Louis hospitals and clinics purchased supplies and trained volunteers. Churches schools, movie theaters, parks and other places where people might gather were all closed. Public events were cancelled and mandatory quarantine laws were hastily enacted. Even some stores, businesses and factories were closed. These measures may seem draconian, and in fact there were many public outcries about the closures. But when the flu came, St. Louis was relatively spared. The death rate in St. Louis was less than half of what it was in Philadelphia. Other Midwestern cities such as Milwaukee and Kansas City followed St. Louis lead and also did not have as serious an outbreak as cities back east. The actions these cities took saved thousands of lives. By the time the Spanish Flu epidemic was over in early 1919, more than 675,000 people had died in the U.S. Thats more than the entire population of El Paso, Texas. Worldwide, more than 50 million people died, making the Spanish flu one of the worst epidemics in human history. Since the Spanish flu, there have been several other large influenza epidemics to hit the US, including the Asian Flu in 1957, the Hong Kong Flu in 1968 and the Russian Flu of 1977. Each of these influenza outbreaks killed thousands of Americans. In 2009 a new influenza strain was detected. The flu was called H1N1. (Cities and countries no longer like to have their name associated with a deadly disease). Because H1N1 was detected early, scientists and manufactures were able to develop and distribute a vaccine before the disease spread widely. This is credited with minimizing the loss of life seen in previous influenza outbreaksthere were less than 19,000 deaths nationwide. Like the public health closures in St. Louis almost a century before, the vaccine probably saved thousands of lives. The modern flu vaccine is prepared each year to protect against the influenza felt to be most likely to cause an epidemic based on world-wide surveillance. This years vaccine helps protect you against multiple strains of the flu. It will help protect you and your family from what could be a deadly illness. Last year the military saw far fewer influenza cases than the U.S. population at large, mostly due to our getting the influenza vaccine. And here on GTMO we didnt have a single case, thanks to our vaccination program. So Trooper, its time to grab your gear and get your flu shot. Its your best defense against our perennial enemy. I would like to talk to you today about one of the seven Army Values: selfless service. I have been part of this organization for more than 20 years now and have seen some pretty amazing actions by our fellow Soldiers in both peacetime and wartime situation One of my favorite quotes is this: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. There is nothing more honoring than to think of your fellow brother, sister, or even enemy, as greater than yourself. Selfless service is just that service without yourself in the mix. No matter where you are or what you are doing we must put others ahead of ourselves. Now, that is no easy task because we are pre-programmed to think about our own well-being and safety before someone elses. I hear it briefed in many different settings all the time: before you can save someone you first must save yourself, but is that really the way that we should think as Soldiers? Many examples come to mind about selfless service within our ranks. One example is Spc. Ross McGinnis who died Dec. 6, 2006, in Iraq. While on a patrol in Iraq a grenade was thrown into the gunner hatch of his vehicle and became lodged between the radios. McGinnis yelled to his fellow Soldiers, but realized that they could not locate the grenade. Knowing that his fellow Soldiers had their door combat locked and would not be able to exit he covered the grenade blast with his own body and saved the lives of all the other Soldiers. The following is a quote from one of his leaders: For him to jump in and out, Ive seen him do it day in and Continued on next page WhatommandCCorner

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rofessionalPInsight Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know http://ow.ly/pFsnj The Wire October 11 5 day out. He can get out in a second ... but he didnt. He stayed there, Thomas said. When I think about it, I just get shocked because he always said, Sergeant T, if a grenade fell in, I wouldnt know what Id do. There are thousands of stories across the Armed Forces of Soldiers paying the ultimate sacrifice and doing other amazing things. One of those Soldiers here, at GTMO, in my company is Army Staff Sgt. Jamie Mobley. Mobley works as our Escort NCOIC. He is a leader of Soldiers, always going above and beyond on leading his Soldiers. No matter what the time or location, Mobley will be there without question and will think of the mission first. In the end, we as Soldiers have a responsibility to each other to put aside our wants and needs and help someone else. It may be picking up a piece of trash on the side of the road, staying up late talking with a Soldier about an issue that they are fighting, or even laying down your life for someone else. If we all would do our part the whole will be fulfilled. So I ask you today, what will you choose? Will you take that extra minute to talk to a Soldier even though you are late? Will you pick up that empty water bottle when youre the only one in the parking lot? Will you be the one to lay down your life for a friend? The choice is yours. Amid the government shutdown, service members and their families still must face the unique challenges associated with multiple moves and more than a decade of war, so a Pentagon official has listed available resources on the DOD Live blog. Though Department of Defense Education Activity schools will remain open, wrote Rosemary Freitas Williams, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, the shutdown will affect quality of life, family support and child and youth programs. The government shutdown has affected a wide range of services, but we are doing all we can to maintain our covenant with the military community at the Department of Defense, Williams said. Operating statuses and schedules may vary at installation levels, but Williams provides advice and information on a variety of resources: -Child Development Centers: Contact the local CDC or installation for details and guidance. The Joint Family Support Assistance Program is fully operational and serves members and families from all components. It collaborates with military and family support resources to augment their activities and fill gaps where they exist. Services include nonmedical counseling and education to individuals, families and groups; child care location assistance; financial education; counseling; and on-demand support for the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and other deployment events. The program is tailored to the needs of geographically dispersed military families, including the National Guard and reserves. -The Military and Family Life Counselor program will continue uninterrupted and perform routine functions. Counselors who are unable to access the installation during the shutdown will work offsite until they can. -Military exchanges and commissaries are open worldwide. -Staffing will be determined at each installation for family support centers and family advocacy programs. -Morale, welfare and recreation programs, nonappropriated fund activities or other operations necessary to support excepted activities will continue, such as dining facilities operations, physical training, and child care activities required to support readiness. -Education centers for family members and service members will be closed, including counseling services, testing centers, learning centers and computer labs. Tuition assistance will not be authorized or granted for new classes. -No financial assistance requests for My Career Advancement Accounts (will be approved until further notice, but all spouses with a financial assistance requests approved before Oct. 1 will have their approved requests honored so they can attend class. Spouse Education and Career Opportunities counselors will continue to provide comprehensive education and career counseling services. Call the SECO Career Center at 800-342-9647 or visit the SECO website and continue to monitor the MyCAA portal for updates regarding when financial assistance will once again be available for approval. We recognize the incredible commitment and contribution of military families, Williams wrote. We are working with the military services to keep as many doors open as possible during the shutdown, operating within the fiscal guidance passed down from the highest levels of DOD leadership, so families may continue to be empowered and thrive amidst these most recent challenges. Continued from page 4 What Soldier are you? munity and Family PolicyBy Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service

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6http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Courtesy of Universal Pictures Courtesy of Tristar Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Life in space is impossible. Earth has controlled temperatures, air and all the elements necessary to support our flesh and bones. We are held here by a force we cannot see yet feel deeply, gravity. Gravity, written and directed by rising master of poetic science fiction, Alfonso Cuaron (he also wrote and directed 2006s Chil dren of Men), smashed into theaters and set records for its Oscar-winning actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The film centers on scientist Ryan Stone (Bullock) and her journey back to Earth after a space mission to fix a satellite goes terribly wrong. This isnt Apollo 13, this film is more brutal. Stone, doesnt have a spaceship, or a crew, or communication with Houston to get her through her ordeal. She only has herselfher wits and will to live. This is a story about life pushed to the edgephysically and psychologically, with cinematics that keep you on the edge of your seat. Every obstacle Stone deals with in her journey back to Earth has to do with the things that weigh us down. For being completely out-of-this-world awesome, I give this film five banana rats. The Worlds End is a comedy with a sci-fi twist. The general plot synopsis is about a gang of friends who try to re-live their adolescent trip along the Golden Mile, a beer-induced walk through their hometown of Newton Havens local pubs. The problem is that four of the five friends have grown up, gotten careers and families, while the groups ringmaster Gary King (Simon Pegg) hasnt progressed at all. Gary struggles to get the group back together, but he succeeds. Once the group gets to Newton Haven, the shenanigans, or lack thereof, begin; until Gary comes across something new and different in the town he once called home. In the end, the friends come together for a journey they would have never expected, and join together to win the fight for their future. Overall, I thought the movie was mildly entertaining. Youll like this movie if youre a fan of Shaun of the Dead, or Hot Fuzz, or if youre a fan of dry, British humor. The movie had a sci-fi twist that totally came out of left field for me. I wont give it away, but if youre curious, Google it. I did like the closeup action sequence shots (thats the public affairs/ artistic part of me talking.) There were a few laughout-loud moments for me, and the other movie-goers in the crowd laughed a little more than I did. I think most would enjoy this movie. Im giving it three banana rats. One Direction: This is us is a classic example of a musical documentary filmed in the same style as Michael Jacksons This is it, Justin Biebers Never Say Never, and Katy Perrys Part of Me. This movie is the telling behind-thescenes story of the members of One Direction as seen through their eyes. It includes personal interviews and homemade videos interlaced with footage from various concerts. Throughout the movie, the audience learns of the humble beginnings of this internationally-famed band and their rise to stardom. The viewers are treated to the X-Factor showcase where the band really got its start. Follow the guys as they tour the globe and captivate fans the world-over. For being over the top and dynamic in its presentation, I give this movie four banana rats.

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Courtesy of Universal Pictures SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY Chest and Triceps Biceps Back Shoulderstraps, rhomboids, deltoidsExtra Day Legs Rest Day Spc. Juan Galvan 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17Captain Phillips (New)PG13, 8 p.m.The Family (New)R, 10:30 p.m.Captain Phillips (New)PG13, 8 p.m.Insidious: Chapter 2 (NEW)PG13, 10:30 p.m.Insidious: Chapter 2 (New)PG13, 8 p.m.RiddickR, 10 p.m.The Family (New)R, 8 p.m.Youre Next (LS)R, 10 p.m.GetawayPG13, 8 p.m.Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (LS)PG13, 8 p.m.Youre Next (LS)R, 8 p.m.CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.Lee Daniels The Butler (LS)PG13, 8 p.m.RiddickR, 8 p.m.Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (LS)PG13, 8 p.m.CLOSEDNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.GravityPG13, 8 p.m.Lee Daniels The Butler (LS)PG13, 8 p.m. (LS) = Last Showing 357th Military Police Co., By Sgt. Darron Salzer In the fourth movie of The Chronicles of Riddick canon, we see the return of actor Vin Diesel as the title character, five years after becoming Lord Marshal of the Necromonger army. Riddick, refusing to swear into the Necromonger faith and feeling lost, makes a deal to step down as Lord Marshal in return for a ship and location of his home planet Furya. Instead, he is marooned on a sun-scorched and apparently lifeless planet after a failed assassination attempt, forcing the character to reawaken the animal within and shed his domestication to survive. In the opening narration, Riddick proclaims hes been there before, meaning impossible odds against an unforgiving terrain while left for dead. Fans will feel the same as Riddick has an almost similar plotline as Pitch Black: people trapped on a planet where the question is what is the biggest danger, the planet or Riddick? Series fans will also enjoy the return of the brooding lonewolf mentality of Riddick, but the first 30 minutes of the film feel like an extreme mash-up between Survivor Man and Castaway with a dash of The Dog Whisperer. Dont worry about having seen the prior installments of the series to enjoy Riddick, as plenty of blood and violence, coupled with gorgeous and ultra-realistic CGI, give series and genre fans plenty to enjoy. The return of classic Riddick-ness is awesome, but the cheesiness earns the film four banana rats. Spc. Juan Galvan is a highlymotivated Soldier who has trimmed more than seven percent of his body fat and lost more than 15 pounds during the past four months. He motivates his battle buddies to reach their fitness goals. People coming to me for help motivates me to continue to do what Im doing as a self-taught trainer and as a body builder, he said. Galvan competes in bodybuilding, strongman competitions and power lifting professionally. After this tour, Galvan would like to get back into competing and helping others reach their goals, because thats what he really enjoys doing. His routine consists of working out six days a week: He also alternates between cardio and abs everyday. He switches it up between long-distance runs, hill runs, sprints and plyometric training. The Wire October 117

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Staff Photographer, Best WarriorsThe 525th Military Police Battalion held their Best Warrior of the Quarter competition Sept. 13, beneath the searing sun and thick humidity of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The top noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers of MP units within the Joint Task Force went head-to-head as they competed in events such as an Army physical fitness test, M16 rifle qualification, land navigation, a written essay, a command sergeant major board and battle drill lanes. Spc. Blane Richoux, executive assistant to the Joint Detention Group command sergeant major, said events like this are something he enjoys. Im excited that we have events like this, Richoux said. Its kind of a return to the old Army days. Any time you get to refresh on skills that you havent used in a while is a good opportunity for everybody. The competitors all said that overall, the competition was very tough. My skills and knowledge are being pushed to the limits by this competition, said Army Sgt. Ronnie Patrick, training noncommissioned officer with Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 525th MP Bn. From the PT test this morning, then the range and the land navigation course, its basically exhausted me already. But the challenges are what bring the Warriors to the challenge. Its very challenging for each Soldier, said Army Sgt. Alvin Serrano, military police with the, 613th MP Co., whether they are being pushed physically or mentally. The mental aspect was toughest for Serrano. You have to learn and remember a lot Staff Sgt. Christopher Eveleth http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html 8lbife in oots

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9of knowledge, and then be able to think straight throughout the whole competition, he said. As the day wore on, every Soldier said it was the land navigation event that was the toughest. Land navigation was tough because of the heat and it seemed like every point we had was on top of a hill, said Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Eveleth, squad leader with the 591st MP Co. He said the Troopers spent a lot of time walking up and down the hills thorugh thick vegetation, tiring the competitors. Land navigation was the most exhausting, with the sun beating down and the humidity, it was so high that we were dehydrating so quickly, said Spc. Raymond Chavez, team leader with the 591st. Eveleth and Chavez would later go on to be named the top NCO and enlisted Soldier of the competition. It feels pretty good, Chavez said of his rise to the top. Once it was all over I had a huge feeling of relief because of how exhausting and draining it all was, he said. At the end of the day, we were all really anxious to find out who the winners were, and once I found out that I was the winner it made everything I did that day worth it. As far as having any sort of edge over the rest of the competitors, Eveleth said amassed knowledge was a factor for him. The knowledge I have been able to gain just comes from my years of experience and its something that would be easily passed to those Soldiers under me, he said. Despite the challenges though, the whole experience was gratifying for Eveleth and Chavez. Its definitely rewarding to know that for this quarter, I am the best NCO for the battalion, Eveleth said. The support and motivation that my unit gave me in the days leading up to the competition definitely helped to keep me going and do my best to make my unit look good, Chavez said. The Wire October 11

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http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html10 Trash Trove syringes recovered at Cuzco Beach cleanup. One theory is that much of the This looks a little like after Hurricane

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The Wire October 1111 Ten thousand flip-flops. Rum bottles. Syringes. While it may sound like a scene from a Hollywood movie about Woodstock, its exactly how Army Staff Sgt. Joel Shively, Joint Visitors Bureau, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, identified the most common trash littered about Cuzcos Beach. Ive never been to a beach where its this tore up, he said. In fact, most of the 49 other JTF Troopers who stormed Cuzcos Beach Oct. 5, hadnt even been to the Cuzcos Beach side of the island. A restricted area, it was virtually un touched since prior to Hurricane Sandys demise last October. The trash began washing up from islands south of Cuba onto the beaches of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamos southeast border shortly after the storm, but it wasnt just the trash that Sandy brought. Wind knocked over trees and branches while rain caused erosion to the fire roads that provided access to the area. Not only was Cuzcos, Hidden and Blue beaches left trashed, but also inaccessible. Everywhere we go, we leave a mark, said Air Force Master Sgt. Lee Sinclair, Base Emergency Engineer Force heavy equipment noncommissioned officer in charge. We take a lot of pride in our work, especially when we see it being put to use and peo ple appreciate that, he said. Sinclair and his team of Dirt Boyz grated the ground and fixed the eroded fire breaks in order for volunteers to make it to the beaches for the cleanup. Their mission served two purposes: provide access to the beaches to remove the trash; and provide fire access for the secluded area in the event of fire. Then, they continued the efforts by stuffing bag after bag of trash. Weve made a big difference, he said. It still needs more work, branches and trees that need picked up, but we really made a big difference out here. The difference, according to Navy Cdr. Terry Eddinger, JTF-GTMO command chaplain, is night and day. Volunteers paid attention to even the smallest of items, Eddinger said. I think the only way we could have cleaned it better is to have used a vacuum cleaner. Eddinger came up with the idea of the beach cleanup after seeing the area from the hills above during one of the summer history walk tours. An avid history buff and archaeologist, his inquisitive mind churned about the layout of the beach, the feet that once roamed it and the garbage that was strewn about. He returned later to find a way to get to the beach. I was overwhelmed with the amount of trash I saw, he said. I wanted to do something about it because it was otherwise a beautiful beach and Im something of an environmental ist. Eddinger diligently worked with NAVSTA command staff, NAVSTA Weapons department, the BEEF and JTF to get the volunteer project rolling. After two months of planning, a new road in place and four hours of manual labor (which filled five flatbed trucks with gar bage bags), the beaches were finally clean. The cleanup was a success way beyond what I initially imagined it to be, Eddinger said. It is a shining example of what people can do when they work together. Trash Trove remove hundreds of pounds of trash in one day Editor, Joint Task Force Troopers load trash bags collected at Cuzco Beach into a pickup truck for transport to used since before Hurricane Sandy last October. Navy Cdr. Terry Eddinger. Eddinger organized Read more online at www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil

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To be passionate about a hobby, an industry, or an idea is often sought after by most in their professional career. While some find their passion at a young age, others may struggle until they find theirs years later. Some even come across their passion accidentally, not expecting it at all. For Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jenny Nelson, passion for cooking and the restaurant industry came in the form of chocolate-chip cookies and a less than two-year-old Nelson, insisting on mixing the ingredients. Nelson, a psychiatric technician assigned to the Behavioral Health Unit, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, has always loved cooking and playing restaurant. When I was growing up, I always loved to cook, said Nelson. When I was very young, I would play restaurant instead of house or school, like most kids do. I would write a menu, usually consisting of macaroni and cheese, tomato soup, peanut butter and jelly, and go into the living room and wait on my parents and grandmother. I would take their order and go into the kitchen and cook for them. The family wasnt shy of the restaurant industry though. Nelsons parents bought their restaurant when she was about 13 years old. The restaurant, called Mikes Giant Size Subs and Delicatessen, or Mikes for short, was a diner-like deli that served 25 different varieties of cold subs, several types of Philly cheesesteaks, soups, breakfast sandwiches, wings, burgers and daily specials. She started working there shortly after, making cheesesteaks and burgers and eventually started working there every day after school and on the weekends. By the age of 16, Nelson found herself working every facet of the business and writing the daily specials. Nelson helped her parents in all aspects of the restaurant, from working the sub line and the grill, preparing and making some of the food, to answering the phones, making food deliveries, assisting in catering events, and manning the register, all from open to close. According to Nelson, the atmosphere of the restaurant was very friendly, with a warm and down-to-earth vibe. The shop itself had about nine booths for customers to sit and enjoy their food and catch up with each other. Soda machines and a coffee display lined the wall near the booths, along with a television set for customers to catch the last few seconds of a game while they finished their food. A glass display held a variety of cold cut meats, sliced to order, while another display held cookies, brownies, bagels and other baked goods and snacks. It wasnt uncommon for the restaurant to be packed with policemen fresh off their shift, for Mike was a police officer for the township. Staff Writer, 12http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Photo courtesy of Nelson family

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The restaurant also had an impact on the community. Mikes would always make sure the homeless people in the area were served hot coffee and soup in the winter, with the occasional sandwich, and offered the community police and fire department and school faculty discounts at their restaurant. The restaurant even provided support to the New Jersey National Guardsmen during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The Governor of New Jersey assigned Nelson and her family to feed the National Guardsmen. My parents business wasnt about making a profit; it was about taking care of the community. Working there gave me a sense of purpose, to always find success in your heart versus your wallet. Although the shop has since been sold, Nelson feels that working for her parents has helped prepare her for the culinary industry and has built her work ethic and character. Nelson recalls coming across her mother scrubbing the toilets in the bathroom of the restaurant and what her mother said to her. I asked her why she wasnt having someone who worked for her doing it, and she said, I will never ask my staff to do something I am not willing to do myself. That has stayed with me since. No matter how far you get in life, you never forget where you came from. No matter how important life makes you, you are still just another person, like everyone else. On whats next in her career, Nelson, whos favorite meal to cook is her signature Coca-Cola and Ketchup grilled chicken, has dreams for her future in the food industry. I have always wanted to open a restaurant, she said. My biggest dream is to open a pizza or sub shop at the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park, but I also want to eventually work for some type of government kitchen. I would love to run an eating establishment on a military base. I havent figured out exactly what I am going to do next, but I know it will be fulfilling my passion for all things edible. Fighting hard, studying harder and pushing herself, Nelson secured a job as a psychology technician in Portsmouth, Virginia. But while stationed here at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Nelson fulfills her passion by grilling and cooking for her friends during her units barbecues near the beaches. Class Jenny Nelson prepares a feast for her friends at the Camp America.

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Joint Task Force Guantanamos Maritime Security Detachment sent rounds downrange Oct. 2, as the Coast Guardsmen assigned to the 301st Port Security Unit fired once last time for fiscal year 2013 at Granadillo range. Todays task is to familiarize and gain proficiency with a .50caliber Browning machine gun and an M-240b machine gun, said Chief Petty Officer Wayne Gibson, a gunners mate with the 301st PSU. Gaining proficiency with a weapon takes time and practice. For the MARSECDET this is an obligation, and keeps the Coast Guardsmen proficient with their shooting skills. We go to the range three times a month, said Gibson, two underway ranges and one land base range. We are level three shooters which requires us to qualify every six months. Gibson said that being adept at shooting takes not only commitment but repetition as well. I believe if you only shoot once every six months, youre not going to be proficient, he said, so we seek to get as much underway and range time as possible so we can be proficient with our weapons. Numerous hours on the range are not the only plus side to Gibsons deployment. This is a great deployment, said Gibson. Compared to my previous deployment in Kuwait, this is a million times better. We have a lot more amenities, freedoms and recreational activities for people to do. While Gibson has experience overseas his unit has a few rookies. We have some junior guys that didnt go to Kuwait. This being their first deployment, they dont have a frame of reference on how good we have it, said Gibson. Although some individuals say having a previous deployment makes Guantanamo Bay more enjoyable, others think that it is a great starting point. I believe this is a good learning experience for me and I might not get another opportunity to come down here, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Hannon, a machinery technician with the Maritime Security Detachment. Having the chance to train here Hannon is willing to defend on and off shore. Our main mission is to protect the water ways, said Hannon, and one of the ways we prepare for that is training both on and off of water for any situation where we might have to take action. Training on a range is a good way to be prepared for any circumstance, the Coast Guardsmen said, so there is no doubt that the MARSECDET will display proficiently when the time comes. 14http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html JTF-PAO, A day at the range

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The Wire October 11 15 Copy Editor, Jokes, gags and musical accompaniment kept the audience in stitches during the Socks Off Comedy Tour at the Windjammer ballroom Oct. 5, at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The comedy tour, presented by the Department of Defenses Armed Forces Entertainment, featured six Los Angeles-based comedians who engaged the audience on a variety of topics ranging from dating and fashion, to video games and music. Though many enjoyed the laughs, few know what it took to get Jodi, Mark, David, Johnny, Sunah and Flip to GTMO. Stephen Prestesater, community activity director for GTMOs Morale, Welfare and Recreation department said the logistical aspect of getting these six individuals involved a lot of moving parts. We had originally planned on them being here for the NEX Customer Appreciation weekend, said Prestesater. The problem is that when AFE sends out their tours, they send them out on a monthly to bi-monthly schedule and they have to coordinate with all other locations. The comedians have traveled throughout the Western hemisphere on behalf of AFE to Greenland, GTMO, Honduras, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Andross Island, and Troopers welcomed the impact of their visit. This is my second deployment here, said Army Sgt. Joshua Garrison, military police with the 189th MP Co., and events like this really lighten the mood. Comedy is something you can enjoy no matter where you come from. A lot of us work a lot and we dont have time to ourselves, so to be able to get out at night and just laugh is a fun thing, said Army Pfc. Kevin ODonnell, military police with the 189th MP Co. It made you feel good afterward, just laughing, said ODonnell. ODonnell mentioned this was the first comedy tour performance he has attended and he liked it. Here at GTMO we always want to provide the best we can for everyone here, it was a pleasant surprise, said Prestesater. A little comedic relief ... Troopers during an autograph session

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The Wire something every Trooper should look out for. bank system at your cubicle or using a debit card at the pump. It can also happen when youre entering doors at work that require access codes. the shoulder surfers. Use OPSEC! at the Windjammer! Every Tuesday and Sunday evening 6:30-9:00 p.m. 2 Packs of Regular Bingo for $10 of the week SPC Justin Duplechin2228th Military Police CompanyBM1 David Pumpkin GastafsonMARSECDET FOOTBALL MADNESSSATURDAY COLLEGE SUNDAY NFLat OKelleys PubCatch the entire lineup starting at Noon each day TournamentGet your backhand ready and report to theFor more information call ext.2010 Less talkie-talkie, more ping pong!Marine Hill Liberty Center Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.Ping Pong LTife On he Bay16http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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Chaplains ext. 2218 The fall season has arrived, although we dont feel it here at GTMO. Cooler temperatures, color changing foliage, the start of football, a new school year, and on the list goes. Fall is a time of change. Its a reminder that our world is in a constant ux of change. And so are we. Are you changing for the better?Fall There will be a base-wide power outage from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Columbus Day, Mon., Oct 14.Arts & Crafts Auto Skills Library Paintball CYP Programs Closed Closed Closed Closed ClosedLiberty CentersDeer Point Camp America Marine Hill Tierra Kay Closed Closes at 4 a.m. Opens at 4 p.m. Noon Midnight 4 p.m. MidnightGYMS & POOLSDenich Camp America Marine Hill Pools Closed Closes at 4 a.m. Opens at 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Bayview Club Jerk House Triple C House of Yum Taco Bell Bowling Windjammer OKellys*CLUBS & DININGClosed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 6-10 p.m.*Regular menu will NOT be availableMWR Columbus Day Hours Monday, October 14, 2013 Howard! You forgot your P.T. belt! NO PHOTOGRAPHY NO PHOTOGRAPHY NO PHOTOGRAPHYAsk if you can take my picture! R.Wood Can I take a picture of that sign? Please, just go away. NARMY DaMarque8 MP NARMYDaMarque8 MP But dont let him know Im here, just ask if you can get a picture of the sign! R.Wood NO! DONT LEAVE ME! THIS COMIC IS A PERFECT MESH OF COMEDY AND TRADGEDY! AND MISSPELLINGS! AND POOR GRAMMAR! NARMY DaMarque8 MP R.Wood 17The Wire October 11

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Spinning a heavy bowling ball in his hands, the mans heart beats against his ribcage. The weight of the championship has come down to this moment. A bead of sweat runs down his face as he steps up to the line. Everything is silent. All eyes are on him. Gazing down the lane, completely focused on the pins, he places his foot in the exact place as he did the time before. Then he whirls the ball down the alley. The ball spins vigorously down the lane; curving rapidly it heads for the gutter. At the last second, it swerves back; crashing and knocking down all the pins. The word strike appears on the television screen mounted above the alley. His teammates jump up from their seats; bursting into a loud uproar. The man exhales in relief. GTMO Money has just won first place. GTMO Money, a team of five, was presented with their trophies Oct. 7, at Marblehead Lanes bowling center at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Trojans placed second, followed by Hot Shots with 3rd place. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Randy Barger, the officer in charge with the Personnel Support Detachment, was the lead scorer for GTMO Money and bowled an average of 170 points a game. His highest bowling score at Marblehead Lanes is currently 257 points. Being skilled in bowling may come easy to Barger but he also enjoys competing with his team. It has been amazing. This is a really good team and I look forward to bowling with these guys again, said Barger. Even though having fun is important to Barger, he agrees bowling can be competitive. Our last game was very close, said Barger, luckily we pulled it together and won first place. 18http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Bowling for titles JTF-PAO, Bowling em over Highest Average (Men): Paul Wint Highest Average (Women): Gina Vaile-Nelson Most Improved (Men): Joshua Robes Most Improved (Women): Chanh Lam Bowling em over Graphic by Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hiler/The Wire

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The Wire October 1119 The Morale, Welfare and Recreations woodshop offers unique opportunities for Service members and residents at Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Located at the Arts and Crafts Building near McCall Hill on Sherman Drive, the woodshop is somewhat hidden; even visi tors to the ceramics shop might not realize its there. The size of the MWR woodshop, the quality of its contents, and the service it provides, are well worth searching out as a valuable benefit for residents here. The most popular items peo ple sign up to make here are coin holders, shadow boxes and paddles, said James Velasco, a worker at the shop. We also host woodshop classes here to teach people how to make these objects for about $40 per course. This month, classes are learning how to carve a wooden, commemorative paddle and create a challenge coin holder. Signing up for the classes is easy, said Velasco. Come by Arts and Crafts and ask for woodshop activities. Somebody at the front desk will help you. Velasco also added if residents have not taken the Woodshop-101 safety class, each of the instructional classes cover the safety rules of the shop and instructions on proper use of the equipment. While customers utilize the shop, workers like Velasco are there to ensure they are working in a safe environment and have all the tools they need. If you need to borrow tools for your project, we have many extras here that you can check out for free, said Velasco. We have sets of ear muffs, safety glasses, pencils and tape mea surers that everyone must have. Customers can also check out sanders, battery-powered drills, dremel tools, burning tools, nail guns and other manual hand tools. We have a little bit of everything. It does cost money to purchase the wood, but using our equipment is completely free. Many types of wood are available, ranging from Poplar at $3.60 per board-foot, to Mahogany at $10 per board-foot. Plywood and 2x4s may also be purchased. Whether it is a simple coin holder or a fancy new China cabinet for the living room, the woodshop has many state-of-the-art pieces of equipment available for your creative enjoyment as a beginner hobbyist or a professional craftsman. They have a dove-tail machine, planers, lathes, miter saws, jointers, belt-sanders, ban saws, drill presses, scroll saws, table saws, jig saws and the list goes on. For regular customers wishing to keep their projects or personal tools at the shop, wall lockers are available for $5 per month. Woodshop hours of operation are Thursday through Satur day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 9 p.m. If you are in a hurry to have the finished product, you may speed the process up by visiting the ceramics shop and pur chasing your own wooden, commemorative items already on display. For more information about the woodshop or its classes, please contact Arts and Crafts at ext. 74795, or you may call Maria Blanchard at ext. 75351. Woodshop 101: learn to make treasures eective June 1, 2013Specialists and corporals must complete SSD-1 before they can be recommended (boarded) to sergeant. Sergeants must complete the Warrior Leader Course (WLC) before they can be recommended (boarded) to staff sergeant. Staff sergeants must complete SSD-3 before they are eligible for consideration for sergeant first class. Staff Sergeants who have already completed the Senior Leader Course (SLC) have no requirement to complete SSD-3. All Soldiers who have completed Advanced Leader Course (ALC) will be auto-enrolled and must complete SSD-3. Sergeants first class must complete SSD-4 before they are eligible for consideration for master sergeant.If you are having trouble with access or other problems once enrolled in SSD-3, please contact the Army Training Help Desk (ATHD) at 1-800-275-2872 or email at athd@mailds01.csd.disa.mil Structured Self Development Requirements Structured Self Development Requirements JTF-PAO,

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of the Joint Medical Group. Send your best photos to thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil20BB ack urnerLooking for something to do this weekend or early next week? Check out these events:http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html BUS SERVICEBeginning immediately a new shuttle bus service will run between Camp America and the main Navy Exchange. The schedule of stops for the NEX Express is listed in each issue of The Wire.Daily 9:55 a.m. to 7:55 p.m. Fleet & Family Support Fighting for YOUR Relationship October 15, 6:00 7:30 p.m. Improve your relationships by learning the elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships. New to GTMO Orientation October 16, 8:15 11:15 a.m. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) October 28-November 1Manditory for any Trooper who will be leaving the military or returning home from deployment. Attend seminars in job search skills, resume development, personal finance, and veterans benefits.For more information call ext. 4141