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Stay 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 Concessions closed until further noticeDOWNTOWN CAMP BULKELEY DOWNTOWN CAMP BULKELEY Brick Mansions PG13, 8 p.m.Draft Day(LS) PG13, 8 p.m.A Haunted House 2 R, 8 p.m.The Amazing Spider-Man 2 PG13, 8 p.m.Oculus (LS) R, 8 p.m.The Quiet Ones (New) PG13, 8 p.m.X-Men: Days of Future Past PG13, 10 p.m.Heaven is for Real PG, 8 p.m.The Other Woman PG13, 10:15 p.m.The Quiet Ones(New) PG13, 8 p.m.X-Men: Days of Future Past PG13, 10 p.m.The Other WomanPG13, 8 p.m.Brick MansionsPG13, 10:15 p.m.Draft Day(LS) PG13, 8 p.m.Heaven is for Real PG, 8 p.m.The Amazing Spider-Man 2 PG13, 8 p.m. 1st Sgt. William Dufault Cmdr. Stephen Gammon I have been to Nepal and seen the Himalayas. Flying toward Kathmandu you can look out the window of the plane and see dozens of mountain peaks above 20,000 feet. The highest of them all is Mount Everest, and it is a magnificent mountain. It rises to a majestic height of 29,029 feet above sea level. I have seen it and admired it from a distance, but there is no way I could climb it. I am in awe of anyone who accomplishes such a feat. Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese guide, Tenzing Norgay, were the first people to make the historic climb of Mount Everest in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary became famous because of this accomplishment, but if it were not for his partner he would not have survived to tell the story. Coming down from the peak, Sir Edmund lost his footing. Tenzing held the line taut and kept them both from falling by dig ging his ax into the ice. Later, Tenzing refused any special credit for saving Sir Edmund Hillarys life. As he put it, mountain climbers always help each other. We all have our mountains to climb, dont we? And we need to help each oth er. I have had conversations with Troopers facing mountains here at GTMO, or back at home. It might be a stressful job. It might be uncer tainties about the future, or financial pressures, or tensions in family or personal relationships. Our mountains might feel as insurmountable as Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary was determined to climb that mountain, but wise enough to know he could only do so with help. If Hillary had attempted to climb it alone he would have failed. He would have died. We all need someone like Tenzing Norgay. We must climb mountains together. I have witnessed such teamwork in JTF GTMO. I want to thank you for every way you have been like Tenzing Norgay, looking out for others who are with you on this expedition. Thank you for offering a helping hand when you see someone slipping. 4 5 By Army 1st Sgt. William Dufault 747th Military Police Company By Navy Cmdr. Stephen Gammon Joint Task Force Chaplain Review by Sgt. Kenneth Tucceri Webmaster, email@example.comReview by Pvt. Kourtney Grimes Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgReview by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach Editor, email@example.comReview by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes Copy Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org Heaven is for Real DAYS OF FUTURE PASTBrick MansionsDont call it a romantic comedy, think of it more as a revenge flick pleasing to both genders with the hilarious attempts at payback, bizarre social dynamic between the main characters and, of course, the essence of what makes any girl film bearable to a man: the bouncing beach scene featuring Kate Upton. Carly (Cameron Diaz) thought she had met the perfect guy until she meets his wife Kate, played by the comedic dynamite that is Leslie Mann. Instead of beating her up, Kate forcibly makes Carly her new BFF. When they realize he has yet another hot dish on the side (Upton), they draft her as an accomplice the three scorned women draft a plan to take down the scumbag. This movie is a riot, which seems almost unobtainable in this while maintaining a PG13 rating, but the writers pulled it off nicely. Diaz surprisingly held her own next to Mann, but Upton was just a pretty face, delivering a few absentminded lines. The plot was slow going, but the laughs kept coming, for that I give this film four banana rats. The latest Marvel Comics movie debuted to a large audience at the Downtown Lyceum Friday. It may be the wide range of people that these movies appeal to that gives them such a draw. This installment to the ongoing X-Men series finds us looking for heroes to once again rise above the human-mutant struggle to coexist. The main hero, once more, is Wolverine, played perfectly by Hugh Jackman. Only in this instance, time traveling is necessary to prevent an extremely grim future for both humans and mutants. Those familiar with the movies predeces sors should be pleased with the casting and cameos. A pleasant surprise for me was Jennifer Lawrences portrayal of Raven, or Mystique. She is slated to be in 2016s follow-up to this film, too. This film does a fine job on supporting the plots of the other movies and makes for a worthy addition to the X-Men legacy. For that, four banana rats is its deserving rating. This movie is based on a true story and book Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. The boy, Colton Burpo (Connor Corum), has a near death experience after a close call during surgery but makes it out with a story to tell. With its mostly fluent dialogue, the plot is enticing and keeps the viewer waiting for more details told by the rather age-defyingly eloquent Colton. The depictions of Heaven that are paired with the words of the little boy are a bit like a Sunday bulletin from the local church in the s. The movie does a good job of keeping the pas tor and his family on a relatable level, as they are real people making real mistakes. Through it all, adversity strikes the family unwaveringly but the family perseveres with their faith and the support of their church elders. For its strong positive themes and adorable, chubby-cheeked four year old, this movie gets three banana rats and a Sunday school sticker. theWomanOther If you look up the definition for the word charity it will say, the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need. We are all exposed to various types of charities and contribute in many ways through dona tion or participation. There are many of us who support charities we hold near and dear to our hearts. For various reasons we contribute, whether due to a family member or friend being strick en ill with a certain illness or a charity event for a particular organization. I recently came across a message shared by an old high school friend that caught my eye as a simple act of kindness of paying it forward. She wrote that she was approached outside a store by a disheveled man in dirty clothes that had asked her for a dime. She proceeded to ask the man, why only a dime? to which he replied that he knew how hard people work for money and didnt want to seem greedy. She then asked him where he lived, to which he replied that he lived in the next town over and went to the Mustard Seed (a local shelter that provided food) every night. She then asked what he needed the money for, and he explained that it was for peanuts and a beer because it was Friday night. She reached into her purse and handed him five dollars and the man began to cry and gave her a hug. He said he was all set for beer and peanuts for the whole week. She spoke with this man awhile longer only to find out his life story. He had worked all his life, serving in the Army until he was injured. He had lost his wife and child during childbirth while he was serving overseas and that he had never recovered from that and his Social Security benefits were not enough to get by on. Moral of the story, Dont judge, stop and listen some times. One time or another we may experience a crisis in our lives that will test our own resiliency and will need assistance from others to get through it. There may also come a time where you have the ability to help someone, whether tak ing the time to listen or offer a helping hand in order to bring a smile to the face of a stranger. That is the true essence of paying it forward. News Feed GEN. JOHN KELLYS MISSION TO DEFEND MARINES: ILL NEVER STOP By Andrew deGrandpre, Staff Writer, Marine Corps Times MIAMI -One of the militarys most respected leaders has taken aim at an amorphous chattering class within the Pentagon and beyond whove questioned the mettle of todays Marines. Using impassioned oration and drawing on raw personal experience, Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly is leveraging his clout as a Gold Star dad and the head of U.S. Southern Command to strike back at those who would suggest Iraq and Afghanistan vet erans somehow dont meet the measure of previous generations. To the contrary, Kelly argues, todays troops will do anything we ask if well led and they The full article can be found at http://www.marinecorpstimes.com. OBAMA: U.S. TO KEEP NEARLY 10,000 TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2015 By Nick Simeone, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year -a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested -and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission that began in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The bottom line is its time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama said in a televised address from the White House Rose Garden. Brick Mansions, the last film starring the late Paul Walker, offers fans an entertain ing detective film, albeit a slightly predictable one. Starring alongside Walker is David Belle, a choreographer, stuntman, and one of the founders of Parkour, a discipline that focuses on moving quickly and efficiently using only the abilities of the human body. Damien Collier (Walker) is a detective in Detroit, where the powers-that-be have decided the citys ghetto has become such a detriment to the well-being of those outside its boundaries that they would erect a giant wall around it, in which it becomes its own ostracized element referred to as Brick Mansions. Collier must bring down a prolific weapons trafficker and gang leader, but only with the help of an ex-con from the neighborhood named Lino (Belle). The film is entertaining, but possesses an almost distracting amount of clichs, including a damsel in distress chained to a giant rocket that will deliver a fatal neutron bomb to the denizens of Detroit. While certain aspects of it arent the most original, the charac ter chemistry and Parkour dynamic still set it apart from others in its genre. While destined to be unmemorable, it is still worth the watch, for which it earns three banana rats.
7 A Sailor from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay plays the bugle Monday at the annual Cuzco Well Cemetery Memorial Day service. ilence permeated through the crowd at Naval Station Guantanamo Bays Cuzco Well Cemetery Monday as GTMO residents gathered to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The Cuzco Well Cemetery is special in its eclectic national ities, from Sailors who died near the turn of the 20th century to foreign nationals, military spouses, and Cuban and Haitian exiles over the past 100 years. A solitary reverence is reserved for this place, which is only open to the public once a year, during the annual Memorial Day flag ceremony. Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton, the Naval Station Guanta namo Bay commanding officer, greeted attendeees and stated that everyone who was present that morning, to pay their respect to those that have fallen, were all distinguished guests in his book. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that all over the world on board our ships, on posts in for eign lands, and even in our own camps and along our 17 mile perimeter there are Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Coast Guardsman standing the watch so that we can take a moment to reflect on Memorial Day and take a well-deserved break, said Nettleton. Highlights of the ceremony were the color guard who replaced the flag with a reverent display of drill and ceremony. The GTMO Marine Security Station provided an equally precise and somber participation with a 21-gun salute. There is a lot of meaning for the United States Armed Forces here, said Joint Task Force Guantanamos commanding officer, Rear Adm. Richard Butler. Its the site of some famous battles. It just has so much history here. So many Service members have contributed to the significant history of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Fallen comrades honored at Cuzco Well CemeteryStory and photos by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes Copy Editor, email@example.com S
Metal band brings s hard rock classics to life 8 9 Teadbangers Ball, an s met al cover band, played a two-hour set at Naval Station Guantana mo Bays Tiki Bar Saturday, May 24 from 10 p.m. midnight. One of my favorite places that I tour to is absolutely Guantanamo Bay, said Jane Train, the bands lead singer. I dont know what it is about the energy down here, everybody just goes nuts, and everybody has such an appreciation for us, and we are humbled by that be cause we are so appreciative of everybody whos given their whole lives for our freedom and serving our country. This is the second time Jane has come down to GTMO in the past calendar year. She played a Halloween show here with her band called M-80. I really enjoyed the band tonight, said Lara Tur, Fleet and Family Ser vices acting director. We saw the M-80 band when they were here last Halloween, and we enjoyed the band and the eclectic group that was down here this time. We hope they come down in their entirety again. Though they focused mainly on metal covers, with songs from artists like Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions, Guns N Roses, Dokken and Ratt, the members have a varied and impressive background as musicians. According to Jane, Virus, one of the bands two guitarists, currently performs in a band with Skid Rows Sebastian Bach. Troy McLawhorn, the bands other guitarist, plays with Evanescence and is a former member of the band Seether. It appears to be a very symbiotic scenario for the band mates and Service members alike. The musicians are of fered an opportunity to collaborate with each other and deployed Troopers are given a unique memory while serving away from home. If it were up to me, Id do military tours all the time, said Jane. Its way better than anything else. As the band performed the encore of their show, enthusiastic fans joined the rockers on stage for a sing-along finale in true rock style. They were fantastic tonight, said Tur. All of the band members were great. I really appreciate their time tonight. Story by Sgt. Kenneth Tucceri Webmaster, firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE DAY OF THE VIGILANT WARRIOR T he job of the military police is an arduous one that requires vigilance and that pace doesnt change here at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. Thats why the com mander and senior enlisted leader of the 525th MP Battalion challenged their Vigilant Warriors to compete and prove themselves as individuals and as units in the Vigilant Warrior Challenge and the Pig Bowl May 20. The challenge kicked off at Bulkeley Field, where participants partook in a number of physical and mental challenges to which predetermined standards were set to earn bronze, silver or gold. Army Master Sgt. Michael Burrill, one of the events coordinators, 339th Military Police Company, 525th MP Battalion, was proud of the effort he saw given at the challenge. I know some of the standards were pretty hard, and it was good to see them come out here and at least try it, said Burrill. Theres a couple that didnt make the lowest level and dropped out, but for the most part but some of them even continued to compete and try it. Encouraged by one of his battle buddies who decided to continue with the challenge despite the chance of not meeting bronze standards Army Spc. Tim Lyon, 525th MP Battalion said, Well if hes going to, I better too. Fortunately, the days excitement didnt end there; the evening included the 525th MP Battalions quarterly Pig Bowl at the Tierra Kays recreation area where the units that comprise the battalion competed against each other in events like volleyball, cornhole and a cooking contest. Its one of those things that builds the esprit de corps amongst the Vigilant Warriors of the 525th MP Battalion, and it allows the Soldiers to meet the battle buddies that they dont normally work with to build bonds and start net working to do bigger and better things with resiliency off duty, said Army Sgt. Maj. Michael Baker, senior enlisted leader, 525th MP Battalion. The days events were based around building unit cohesion and teamwork as well as showing what it takes to be a Vigilant Warrior and stand out among those of the JTF as individuals and as a team. A Vigilant Warrior is actually a highly disciplined Soldier that meets and 525th MP Battalion competes Story and photos by Pvt. Kourtney Grimes Staff Writer, email@example.com the Army standard, and they are the standard bearers of the United States Army. Each and every one of these Soldiers, they are given a task, they go about it professionally, and have no qualms about it. They represent their unit, the battalion and the United States Army in an exemplary manner. Im so proud of each and every one of those soldiers, said Baker. A Soldier respectfully stands at parade rest while offering a pie to the face of Army Sgt. Maj. Michael Baker, senior enlisted leader of the 525th Military Police Battalion. Virus, Headbangers Balls guitar player, tunes his instrument between songs at the Naval Station Guanta namo Bays Tiki Bar Saturday, May 24. Participants in the 525th Military Police Battalions Vigilant Warrior Challenge gave it their all in a series of events May 20. The events included a 100 meter sprint, pullups, bench presses, a long jump, sit-ups, push-ups, a 5k run and Warrior tasks. A Soldier with the 420th Military Police Company performed her best long jump at Windmill Beach in the Vigilant Warrior Challenge. She was a star participant, as she completed her long jump and many other events at gold standard. The members of Headbangers Ball, an all-star s cover band, are (from left to right) Troy McLawhorn, who has played with Evanescence, Seether and Dark New Day; Corey Lowery, who has played with Still Rain, Dark New Day and Stereomud; Garrett Whitlock has played with the guitarist from Creed, Eric Friedman; Jane Train, who has played with Liz Phair and M-80; and Virus, who has played with Big and Rich, Device and Dope.
By Navy Cmdr. Stephen Gammon Joint Task Force Chaplain haplains olumn Spot TheJSMART We say goodbye then close the door behind us. We wave to family or friends as we drive away or when someone we love departs. A picture remains embla zoned in my memory of waving goodbye to my wife seven months ago in San Diego as her car disappeared from sight, then I returned to my preparations for coming here. Tears filled my eyes that day, because saying goodbye isnt easy. If you have been at GTMO any length of time you have seen people come and go. At some point we will all say goodbye when we turn the last page of this chapter of life to board a plane departing GTMO. As my time of departure approaches, I have been thinking about what is required for a good goodbye. As a minister who has officiated at innumerable funerals and memorial services, I can say this subject applies to end of life too. For a good goodbye I encourage these actions: (1) Prepare, (2) Praise, and (3) Pray. Prepare by planning ahead. Get ready professionally by preparing a thorough turnover for those who will follow you and by taking whatever steps will allow the next chapter of life to go well for you. If you are a person of faith, prepare spiritually too. Praise God and affirm those who have blessed you here and at home. Express appreciation while you have opportunity. Pray for the people you leave behind and the oppor tunities that are ahead. Put your faith into practice. This is the last Chap lains Column I will be writing here. I thank you again for your service. May God bless you in your remaining time at GTMO, in every chapter of life that follows, and forever! This weeks Stinkin Thinkin topic is disqualifying the positive. Do you reject positive experiences by insisting they dont count for some reason or another? If so, you maintain a negative belief that is contradicted by your everyday experiences. For example, if you are congratulated on a good job at work for doing a difficult task you assume it doesnt count because you believe you will be in trouble for something the next day. Ways to combat this are to relish in your accomplishments and challenge yourself to do it even better the next day. For more on Stinkin Thinkin or any thing else that may trouble you stop by JSMART, we are ready to assist you. GTMO sports standings 1. Chaos 9-0 2. Fight'n 66 8-0 3. Mercenaries 6-1 4. Team 907 8-3 5. BEEF Sticks 6-4 6. GTMO Latino Plus 5-4 7. Outcasts 3-3 8. The Gorillas 5-5 9. Sunbursts 4-4 10. Misfits 4-5 11. J2 Ghosts 4-6 12. Hell Hounds 4-6 13. Inglorious Batters 3-6 14. JMG 2-8 15. Ghost Writers 1-8 16. Dream Killers 1-10 1. Get Buckets 4-0 2. JMG 4-1 3. Avengers 3-1 4. BEEF 3-1 5. OOH Killem 2-1 6. The Pirates! 3-2 7. Ball uh Rinas 2-2 8. 93rd MP Co 2-3 9. Ghosts 1-3 10. The Shottas 1-4 11. The Rascals 1-4 12. Vicious & Delicious 1-5 1. Boyz from Illinoise 10-1 2. Georgia Boys 6-2 3. GTMO Mustangs 9-2 4. CLO 6-2 5. USNH GTMO 6-2 6. GTMO Latinos 7-3 7. Team Shaker 5-4 8. Smokers 4-6 9. Bunches of Fun 5-4 10. The Great Kozub 2-7 11. The Shamers 2-7Softball Basketball Soccer GolfMens Soccer League 1. Wolverines 3-0-2 2. Manchester City 3-0-1 3. Nex United 3-0-0 4. Asquad 2-0-1 5. Boston Beaners 1-4-0 6. Smash Bois 0-3-1 7. Fightn 66 1-3-0 8. Road House 0-3-1 Womens Soccer League 1. One Love 2-0-0 2. Barcelona 1-1-0 3. Soccer Bombers 0-2-0 JSMART Advertising Coordinator Excerpts from History of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1494-Present Stacey Byington, USNH GTMO PAO 10 11 A good goodbye From 1914-1941 Guantanamo Bay had its own dairy. The dairy was closed during the war when dependents were evacuated and powdered milk was sub stituted. For a time, the Navy Exchange operated a powdered milk plant, but its popularity was somewhat limited. Frozen and concentrated milk was tried next, but still they were not successful. Fresh milk was brought to the base on a semi-monthly basis, but still not the solution the base required. In 1967, a milk plant went into opera tion. Dubbed la vaca mechanical (the mechanical cow) by the bases Cuban residents, the plant was able to supply all milk and milk products for the base and ships in port for training. The plant produced 2,600 gallons of milk and milk products daily. The milk produced locally was called filled milk, which is made by combining milk powder and vegetable fat to make a product compa rable in the texture and taste to whole milk. Not necessarily what residents were used to back home, but it was doubtless superior to powdered or frozen milk. Fit club honors the fallen Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org This Memorial Day several Service members assigned to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force GTMO paid tribute to a fallen hero in a unique way: by pushing their bodies to the limit in a workout made famous by a fallen comrade. The Murph Challenge is an annual fundraiser that benefits the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foun dation. It calls participants to complete a workout and then post their best com pletion times to the foundations website. In recent years, this Memorial Day tradition has gained notoriety and drew in supporters from all around the world, one of whom feels a close connection to the heroic Navy Seals portrayed in the film and novel Lone Survivor. This is a small way to give back, said Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Biff Murray with the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station and an avid Git moFit participant. We remember them. We keep them alive in our thoughts. Murray was one of the organizers behind the early morning Memorial Day challenge at Cooper Field. He felt a close connection to the Murph Challenge after serving two tours with retired Navy Seal and author Marcus Luttrell. In his book Lone Survivor, Luttrell describes the heroic actions of Murphy and the other members of their Seal team. Originally named Body Armor, this CrossFit Hero workout of the day was later changed to Murph, after Murphy. The Murph begins and ends with a onemile run, and consists of 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 air squats. Some of the participants even carried additional weights in vests and backpacks to intensify the workout. While completing the workouts in varying times, all members pushed and encouraged each other, cheering as the last member crossed the finish line. Spc. Andrea Nein, a JTF Soldier with the 420th Military Police Company, says she participated to support the military, but made it through thanks to the com radery of the group. Being in the group is very motivating, said Nein. Not a lot of people can do it, so its good to have a group of people who motivate and push you. Spc. Crystal Pittman, a Joint Task Force Guantanamo the one mile run. Below: Spc. Wes Eppley performs the 100 pull-ups on the pull-up bars outside Cooper Field. Spc. Andrea Nein, works to reach her goal of 300 air squats during GitmoFits participation in the Murph Challenge.
Engineers dive deep in this image taken by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Cynthia Holland of Maj. Eddie Morgan, JTF Deputy Engineer and 1st Lt. Pete Doblar, JDG Engineer doing a synchronized dive off the Hospital Cay pier. Send your best photos to email@example.com Marine Corps Security Forces Company Gift Shop Marine Corps Security Forces Company Gift ShopAll proceeds go towards the Marines Corps Birthday BallClosed weekends and holidays Closed weekends and holidaysMarine Hill White House 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. daily Marine Hill White House 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. daily Open Rec Sand Volleyball TournamentCoaches Meeting June 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Denich Gym classroom Free Registration Registration closes June 18 at Denich Gym JTF Troopers Chapel JTF Troopers Chapel Contact Spc. Nancy Mizzell via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org@southcom.mil for more information is looking for musicians to participate in morning and evening worship. Practices are Saturday evenings at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday there is a 9:00 a.m. and a 7:00 p.m. Service.