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Hot WheelsGTMO car owners show off at the Downtown Lyceum The heart of GTMOGTMO community comes together to provide relief Cooperation for a common defenseVolume 15, Issue 26 November 29, 2013

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2http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Fleet & Family Support Victim Advocate TrainingDec. 2-6, 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.Credit Cards, Take Charge!Dec. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Resume DevelopmentDec. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m.Job Search AssistanceDec. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.Watch Your Savings GrowDec. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.For more information call ext. 4141Coming up at theFleet & Family Support Center of the week Other StoriesCommand Corner and Trooper to Trooper4 11Chaplains Word of the Week and Comics Reviews of the latest movies on base5 A helping handGTMO bands together to raise money for Filipino community Gearin it GTMO styleAND IN OUR PAGESFrom GTMO specials to the real deal, MWR car show pleases the crowd9 10 Around the BayCoast Guard Reservists come to GTMO to train with Marines PAGE 6 Cover photo by Sgt. David Bolton Bay Wire Report Help GTMO celebrate the upcoming holidays with the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting next Saturday Dec. 7. All interested participants who want to walk, ride on a float or in a vehicle for the parade must register with MWR by 6 p.m., Dec. 7. To register or for more information, call ext. 75351.Work on your green thumb The GTMO Nursery is looking for a few good gardeners (or even those who just need volunteer hours) to help out each Saturday morning. Learn about plants native to the island and help make a difference in your local community one plant at a time. Looking for a break? Space A reservations and family visitor rates are available at the Navy Gateway. Give the front desk a call at ext. 2040, and plan your own mini-getaway GTMO style. CORRECTIONS of the week SPC Danny HolteJTF-J2HN Ian BeardJoint Medical Group Hot WheelsGTMO car owners show off at the Downtown Lyceum The heart of GTMOGTMO community comes together to provide relief Cooperation for a common defenseVolume 15, Issue 26 November 29, 2013

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THE WIRE /jointtaskforceguantanamo /photos/jtf gtmo /jtf gtmo @jtf gtmo JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMO Joint Task ForceSafe Humane Legal TransparentGuantanamo Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.htmlCommander Navy 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 Cmdr. John Filostrat Deputy Director Air Force Maj. Christian P. Hodge 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 StaffThe 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. HQ Building, Camp America Catholic Mass Mon.-ur. 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. Pentecostal 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 NEX Express Bus9:55 a.m. 7:55 p.m.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 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 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 9:05 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 3:05 p.m. NEX 9:08 a.m., 12:08 p.m., 3:08 p.m., 6:08 p.m. Phillips Park 9:14 a.m., 12:14 p.m. 3:14 p.m. Cable Beach 9:17 a.m., 12:17 p.m., 3:17 p.m. Windward Loop 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. NEX 9:25 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 6:25 p.m. SBOQ/MARINA 9:35 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 3:35 p.m. Return to Oce 9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m. Look for us on your favorite Social Media: The Wire November 293

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By Rear Adm. Richard W. Butler Joint Task Force Guantanamo CommanderBy Senior Master Sgt. Galen Zalace First Sergeant, 474th ECES / BEEFTtrooper to rooper FOOTBALL MADNESS SATURDAY COLLEGE SUNDAY NFLat OKellys PubCatch the entire lineup starting at Noon each day 4http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Growing Troopers isnt the same as growing mushroomsIn my five years as a first sergeant helping Airmen, I have come to realize a few things that senior noncommissioned officers of all branches should understand about their people. There is a difference between a crime and a mistake. Understand that people will make mistakes. Do not confuse the two. Your Service members are not mushrooms. You dont put them in a dark corner, pile crap on them and expect them to grow. We must be involved in their professional and personal lives in order for them to succeed. We are not mind readers. If it takes being nosy and asking questions, which it should, then do it. Problems are like guinea pig poop. Address them when they happen and things tend to stay clean. Let them sit or hide them and they quickly become a pile that is hard to manage or messy to clean up. Individually, most problems can be fixed if brought to our attention quickly. If ignored or kept hidden, they tend to snowball into a situation that can have severe consequences. A large portion of the issues I deal with as a first sergeant involve money or sex. I believe it is a parents job to teach their children about finances and sex. Unfortunately, the young men and women we receive today havent always been taught what they need to know and then it falls upon their NCOs, us senior leaders, to fill that gap. Our young Service members need to know the basics of income versus expense and what can happen when they have unprotected sex, non-consensual sex, or sex with someone other than their spouse. UCMJ action is likely on both topics. There are three sides to every story. Side A, Side B, and somewhere in the middle which is where you often find the truth. When faced with a situation, never act without all the facts or at least Side A and Side B, because both sides each contain elements of the truth and from that a basic idea of what actually happened can be developed. These tidbits have served me well over the years and I believe you can also find success in remembering them. ommandCCorner Thanksgiving is the time of year when we take stock of our lives and express how thankful we are for the blessings we have received. I am blessed to serve with the finest Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen in the world. Your dedicated service and professionalism make Joint Task Force Guantanamo a shining example of the high standards of excellence that our nation has come to expect of its Service members. You stand in a long line of men and women who have sacrificed so greatly so that Americans can experience the blessings of liberty that you provide. Today, the whole nation is thankful for you. We are blessed with a staff of civilians and contractors who make this operation work so smoothly. Without your efforts, the Troopers of the Joint Task Force could not accomplish their mission. I thank you for your service to JTF Guantanamo and our nation. Finally, we are all blessed by our families. The families of our Service members often shoulder the greatest weight carrying on with life in our absence. We remember and pray for those who shoulder the greatest of weights moving forward following a last full measure of devotion. My wife, Lana, and I thank you all for the devotion, sacrifice and service. On this Thanksgiving Day, may you find peace and honor in your service and may your hearts be warmed by the many blessings in your lives.

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Courtesy Lionsgate Films Courtesy 20th Century Fox Courtesy DreamWorks Pictures FRIDAYDOWNTOWN CAMP BULKELEYSATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAYat the Downtown and Camp Bulkeley LyceumsStay classy, GTMO! No ALCOHOL or TOBACCO at the Lyceums!Call the Movie Hotline at ext. 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information As this film suggests, it is a telling of the story of the rise of the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a man who changes the way the world perceives news and its sources. Marketed as a thriller, this film is more a fascinating portrait of a man and his ideas. Director Bill Condon does an exceptional job conveying the inner workings of complex computer systems visually, and he does a fantastic job of weaving a tale of a man on the brink of something exceptional but its just too long. There are things about Assanges life that seem to be missing, leaving the feeling that not all the truth is told. Overall, I give this film two Banana Rats. Its watchable and clever in parts, but like life, not all of it is interesting. Make sure you follow up with an Internet search using your favorite browser on the subject matter. Its one of the most anticipated films of 2014 and how lucky was U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to get it in time for a midnight showing on the same day it came out stateside? Catching Fire scorched its way to number one this weekend, raking in more than $161 million. With a new director, bigger budget and returning cast, Catching Fire brings the best of the books fashion, flair, romance and war to the big screen this time with less shaky camera angles, a more steadycamera hand and professional view. With an uprising taking over the 12 Districts, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is played by both sides of the cause, showing that even a hardcore heroine can be naive. Lawrence delivers another award-winning performance as haunting memories surface, she struggles with her own love affairs, and continues to kill rather than be killed. Even with two hours and 26 minutes, there is no way to tell the entire book in the film, so that may upset some fans. While some pretty important aspects of Peetas (Josh Hutcherson) and Haymitchs (Woody Harrelson) lives are left out, I can assure you, you wont leave the theater disappointed. Though the Hunger Games trilogy was marketed to young adults, in Catching Fire, you finally see the underlying Marxism the sociological issues that the typical tween isnt going to understand. My only gripe is that some of the scenes are literally so dark, its difficult to see them at the Lyceum. If you werent able to go see Catching Fire this weekend, you must make it out at the next showing. Rumor has it, the flick will be here for the next month. For the great acting, the much-needed improvement in directing and because it followed the book closer than the first movie, I give Catching Fire five banana rats. The Wire November 29 5 Catching Fire blazes on GTMOs screenMore drug slummin than Miley at an awards showReview by Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milReview by Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milReview by Cindy Neff Guest writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milWith A-list actors like Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, I was sure The Counselor would be a personal favorite. Well, that was until the movie got going. The acting was solid on the part of the cast, Ill give them that. When it came to the actual movement of the film and getting on with the story, things went sour. A lawyer gets involved in drug trafficking. Thats it, thats the core of the movie. But, it has its moments. If you really want to spend a couple of hours watching a good movie, go see Hunger Games: Catching Fire. If you want to see Cameron Diaz make love to an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, go see The Counselor. Either way, its a win. As your command-appointed movie reviewer, I give The Counselor two banana rats. 29 30 01 02 03 04 05Enders Game (New)PG13, 7 p.m.The Fifth EstateR, 9 p.m.Frozen (New)PG, 7 p.m.Hunger Games: Catching FirePG13, 9 p.m.About Time (New)R, 7 p.m.Captain Phillips (LS)PG13, 7 p.m.The CounselorR, 7 p.m.Machete Kills (LS)R, 7 p.m.Thor: The Dark WorldPG13, 7 p.m.About Time (New)R, 8 p.m.Thor: The Dark WorldPG13, 10 p.m.Enders Game (New)PG13, 8 p.m.Machete Kills (LS)R, 10 p.m.Frozen (New)PG, 8 p.m.Hunger Games: Catching FirePG13, 8 p.m.Captain Phillips (LS)PG13, 8 p.m.Lyceum closedNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.Lyceum closedNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.LS = Last Showing

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http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html6 Story and photos by Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil When a Service member gets orders for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, their duty typically lasts anywhere from six months to three years. But now, thanks to an innovative training plan initiated by a member of the Port Security Unit 301, Maritime Security Detachment, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, some Coast Guard Reservists could get orders for just a couple weeks of Active Duty Training. And, in that short span of time, they will face many of the same challenges as those deployed to some of the most hostile combat zones in the world. Recently, a group of PSU 301 Coast Guardsmen were called from their Cape Cod, Mass., home station for a Joint Training Exercise with the Marines of the United States Marine Corps Security Forces Company at GTMO to test and enhance their ability to deploy globally on 96-hours notice to support military operations. This is their story of Caribbean heat, sweat, muscle aches and pain that proves the PSU 301 is leading the way to mission essential readiness. Two services, one team

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The Wire November 297Far from the frigid winter waters of Cape Cod, Mass., Coast Guard Reservists from PSU 301, arrived at GTMO for a three-week training scenario and to join their fellow maritime enforcement specialists currently supporting JTF-GTMO for an ADT scenario designed to improve individual and unit readiness. Right away, the maritime enforcement specialists hit the ground, just as they would in a real-world mobilization, with briefings and training. We joined the Marines and started with standard patrolling, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Charette, ME specialist, PSU 301, who came in for the training. We were in the field for three days the first week and we did day patrolling and night patrolling with blank rounds. As the Troopers patrolled, groups of Opposing Forces roamed around. The OPFOR set IEDs and concealed machine gun nests, which the Coast Guardsmen and Marines reacted to. The Troopers practiced defensive driving skills including: threepoint turns in Humvees and ways to block intersections. Based on feedback from other contingency operations, the Troopers focused on identification of potential IEDs, reactions to IEDs and complicated ambushes that incorporated Rocket Propelled Grenades and machine gun fire. The training culminated a with fire-team level live-fire exercise at end of week. As MEs, a security division of the Coast Guard, our manuals all come from the Marine handbook, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ralph DiLisio, ME specialist, PSU 301. They all reference the Marines. And the joint training benefits not only the Reservists, but also the Marines who are stationed at GTMO and charged with base security. We have the Coast Guard out here participating like Marines, said Marine Capt. Josef Patterson, commander of Bravo Company 5th Platoon, said. Here at GTMO we work together to secure the water, the ports as well as the land, so we need to know what language to speak. So, when were communicating from ship to shore and shore to ship, we can keep this place safe. In addition to working in four to five person teams, the Marines and Coast Guardsmen completed a sixpoint, 10-mile land navigation course covering some of GTMOs most inhospitable terrain in the blazing Cuban climate. The land nav went over a bunch of hills, just up and down, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Gentile, maritime enforcement specialist with PSU 301. The first few days were the roughest. You would go to sleep at night and be soaked in sweat and wake up and be freezing. That second night too, your boots were wet; but its the military so you cant complain, you just have to do it. The weather just made you more tired, it wore you down, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan MacDonald, maritime enforcement specialist with PSU 301. Youre tired from not sleeping and we probably walked about 36 miles throughout the whole 48-hour operation. As part of the training exercise, both Marines and Coast Guardsmen were given one Meal Ready to Eat per day and received a scant few hours, sometimes half hours, of rest between missions. This food and sleep deprivation had its purpose, though. You may go out there for a six-hour mission and end up being out for two days, so the food and sleep deprivation is a kind of mind and body hardening just so you know what its like, said Marine Train

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8http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html Marine Corps Security Force Company assists Coast Guard Lance Cpl. Patrick Teschke, infantry rifleman with B Co., 5th Platoon. Along with the scheduled training with the Marines of MCSFCO, the Coast Guardsmen also spent time on actual missions alongside their Marine counterparts, working 10-hour, fenceline patrols in the guard towers along the Cuba-Naval Station border. Up in the tower you were scanning your sector, looking for anything out of the ordinary, said MacDonald. It was us watching them, them watching us, said Charette. You watch them do their guard change over, and they watch us do ours. You try to develop patterns of what the Cubans are doing and anything unusual will come out of the pattern you set. Much of the training received is unit specific to PSU 301, which specializes in Port Security Operations. The unit is charged with deploying anywhere in the world and securing a port or waterway. Most of their missions also involve working jointly with Marines and integrating security teams with the Marines security teams for a unified front. Once the transition has taken place, the PSU provides security for naval supply lines to come in and reenforce the assaulting force on land. What were doing is availing ourselves a training opportunity with one of the finest Marine Corps units in the world, said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Mark A. Stuart, deputy director and executive officer, PSU 301. We brought them down here to train with the best. The time to flex our capabilities isnt when youre under fire, its now, when we have the opportunities to work with them (Marines). Thats why we need to train with these guys. Although the Coast Guardsmen had some similar training at their ME school, working with Marines who are doing the job day-in and day-out paid substantial dividends in terms of building lasting foundations of cooperation. Not just for the MCSFCO or PSU, but for the entire Naval Base. This training furthers our relationship, said MacDonald. We came down and thought we were going to be doing stuff with our unit and when we got here we found out we were doing this and we werent lost. We had the skills, this was just honing them. This training makes a more wellrounded Coastie, said Gentile. I had Coast Guard training, but now I have Marine training, more in-depth training. It shows you an angle you havent seen before. Although the Coast Guardsmen may have gone to different schools for their training, their performance was well noted by their brothers-in-arms. They did phenomenal, said Marine Lance Cpl. Shannon Acey, infantry rifleman, MCSFCO, B Co., 5th Platoon. I think it benefits us to bring other branches in to learn what we do because if something happens, we all need to know how the others work. I would love to have these guys out every time we train, said Patterson. Theyve been an asset to have with the Marines and Id like to see different ones to get that cohesiveness going. Theyre safe, theyre proficient, theyre attitudes are wonderful, they have no discipline issues at all; theyre one of mine. As the training concluded, the Cape Cod-bound Coast Guardsmen from PSU 301 said they would be taking what they learned and experienced during their tour at GTMO back to their home unit. Its huge for us go back to our unit and wherever we go with our unit, whatever we do, we know how the Marines operate, said Charette. We take our qualifications to another level. It gives us great ability to instruct back at our unit on what our unit expects from them. It creates a working environment where the Marines know these guys are the real deal, theyre trained up and we can work with them.

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The Wire November 299Patrons attending the first-ever Guantanamo Bay auto show were treated to quite a spectacle of vehicles Nov. 23, at the Downtown Lyceum parking lot. The auto show, hosted by GTMOs Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, was a way to bring out all the really nice, and not-so-nice, vehicles seen around the base, and have them in one place at one time for the community to see. The idea behind the auto show was to mirror events held stateside that people enjoy and to bring a little slice of home to the island. Its something we would do back in the states so MWR bringing it here is really awesome, said Brittany Morrell, a military spouse. We were going to suggest it when we first got here, and then they came up with the advertising and we were really excited. Brittany and her husband, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Morrell, Master at Arms for the Naval Station, entered their 2001 Mustang Cobra in the car category. Though there was some stiff competition, Andrew was confident of their chances of winning. Its American muscle, thats it, said Andrew. Andrew said this was the first auto show in which he entered the Mustang, but has been doing car shows with dad since he was 16. As the roar of the engines, the rumble of gargantuan bass sound systems, and the high polished chrome of tail pipes subsided, the inaugural GTMO auto show came to a close. With such a turnout, MWR is thinking about doing another car show in future to get even more of the community to come out and show off their rides, and yes, even GTMO specials will be able to compete for best in show. I like the car show and the fact that theyre doing it, said Brian Teal, a military spouse. I heard it was their first year and I think its a good thing for people to gather around and I cant wait for my 2009 Dodge Ram to get here so I can enter it in, too. Its something to do on a Saturday and you get to collaborate with people about cars that you normally wouldnt go up to in the NEX, said Andrew. I think its fantastic. Story and photos by Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milMuscle madness A lineup of high-end cars are inspected and and Recreation auto held stateside that people enjoy and to bring a little slice of home to the island.

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Information Assurance GTMO GivesCommunity rallies to support Filipinos in need Story and photo by Spc. Lerone Simmons Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milOrganizers of the Filipino Haiyan Relief Fund gathered at the Navy Exchange Nov. 22, to present more than 20 Filipinos who work at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with donations collected to aide their families. After Haiyan hit, 24 out of the 1,500 Filipinos who work on base, reported significant impact to their families or homes following the storm that hit earlier this month. My house is completely destroyed, but I found out that my family is alive, said Roberto Torres, a native of Leyete, Philippines and Roe Service Corporation and Dick Corporation contracted carpenter. Receiving support here is amazing because this way our families can get money directly from us, he said. The group raised more than $3,000 in the course of a twoweek period to help support GTMOs affected Filipinos. Torres received more than $400 to wire back to his family to purchase basic necessities. These are people we see every day and it was important that we help them directly, said Tiana Armstrong, an organizer of the Haiyan Filipino Relief Fund. When we know that our work is directly affecting their lives, it makes our hard work worthwhile. Were just trying to help. The Haiyan Filipino Relief Fund also involved the Filipino American Group, a GTMO organization that helps strengthen the ties between different cultures. Joy Armand, president of the group, was also affected by Haiyan; her home in the Philippines being damaged, she helped raise funds for other victims and personally understands the effects the disaster had on residents here. Right now, victims here do not have too much money because they have to send it home to support their families due to Haiyan, she said. The relief here has been very overwhelming and even though the GTMO community is small, it came together to support us in a big way, shesaid, and added that the fundraiser reinforced to the Filipinos are a part of the GTMO community. Working closely with human resources, and the Fil-Am organization, the Haiyan Relief Fund researched and crossreferenced each victim to ensure proper home of record before presenting the donations. Armstrong said three people still have had no contact with their family since the Nov. 7, storm. The group is still collecting donations. For more information, call ext. 74303. Cyber Monday and your security Nothing common about it pull your card10http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html

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Chaplains ext. 2218 Advent is a word that means beginning. Every year the fourth Sunday before Christmas marks the rst Sunday of Advent the beginning of the Christian church year. This can be a time of beginning for us too. Make this an opportunity to begin something new for yourself.Advent e GTMO EectArmy photo by Sgt. Eric Glassey/DVIDS /jointtaskforceguantanamo Facebook LTife On he Bay 11The Wire November 29

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Holiday Mailing DeadlinesFrom the U.S. or OCONUS to GTMO Parcel Post Nov. 13 1st Class Mail Dec. 1 Priority Mail Dec. 1 From GTMO to the U.S. or OCONUS Parcel Post Nov. 13 1st Class Mail Dec. 2 Priority Mail Dec. 2In order to ensure timely delivery of holiday mail and packages, please observe the following deadlines:For more information, please contact: NavSta Postal Ocer: ext. 2304 or JTF GTMO Post Oce: ext. 2331 Out Under the StarsBayview Clubat the Friday, Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m. Outdoor grilling by the Bayview Club staff with your choice of steak plus baked potato, house salad and non-alcoholic drink.T-Bone: $19.99 NY Strip Loin: $16.99 Sirloin: $13.99 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Holiday Hours All youth activities and facilities Marina Golf Course All other MWR facilities Closed 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Closed Guantanamo Bay.Send your best photos to thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil12BB ack urnerLooking for something to do this weekend or early next week? Check out these events:http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/xwebsite/index.html