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Volume 16, Issue 33 October 3, 2014


2 CORRECTIONS In the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Ultimate Frisbee Championship game Photo courtesy Staff Sgt. Sara Wade of the week FEATURES 7 GTMO Oktoberfest SGT Yannis Hadjiyannis391st Military Police Company HM2 Maricel Sullivan Joint Medical Group Around the BaySisters in Arms brunch postponedThe Sisters in Arms brunch has been postponed to October 12 at the Bay View restaurant from 10 11 a.m. During this time of good food and fellowship, they will be discussing concerns, ideas for future growth of the organization and the JTF community as a whole. This event is open to all ranks, male and female. Cost is $12 for the meal, transportation may be provided if needed. Contact Army Maj. Victoria Wilcox at victoria.l.wilcox@, if you would like to attend. Does your team have what it takes to compete in this years Bowl Off sponsored by the Army Warrant Officer Association? If you think you can beat the competition, register your team at the bowling by Friday, to compete in the event Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. A team registration fee of $25 is due the day of the competition. Funds go to establish the first GTMO Youth Mentorship Program. Cover photo: 8 Powerlifting 12 Resume writing


3 Joint Task ForceSafe Humane Legal TransparentGuantanamo /jointtaskforceguantanamo /photos/jtf gtmo /jtf gtmo @jtf gtmo Editor Army Sta Sgt. Carmen Steinbach Copy Editor Army Sgt. Christopher Vann Photo Editor Army Sgt. Spencer Rhodes Webmaster/Illustrator Army Sgt. Kenneth Tucceri Sta Writers Army Sgt. David Kirtland Army Sgt. Debra CookStaff Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: StaffHQ Building, Camp America The Wire is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. It is produced by the JTF Public Aairs Oce to inform and educate the Troopers of JTF-GTMO. The contents of The Wire are not necessarily the ocial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Public Aairs Oce. The Wire is printed weekly by the Defense Logistics Agency Document Services with a circulation of 1,025. It is distributed free to all personnel assigned to the Joint Task Force and is published online. Look for us on your favorite Social Media: BUS ScheduleCamp America :00/:20/:40 Gazebo :01/:18/:21/:38/:41/:58 Camp America NEX :02/:17/:22/:37/:42/:57 Camp Delta :04/:13/:24/:33/:44/:53 Camp 6 :07/10/:27/:30/:47/:50 HQ Building :55/:15/:35 TK 1 :01/:17/:21/:37/:41/:57 TK 2 :02/:16/:22/:36/:42/:56 TK 3 :03/:15/:23/:35/:43/:55 TK 4 :04/:13/:24/:33/:44/:53 CC :00/:19/:20/:39/:40/:59 JAS :14/:34/: 54 Windjammer/Gym :02/:17/:22/:37/:42/:57 Gold Hill Galley :04/:15/:24/:35/:44/:55 NEX :06/:13/:26/:33/:46/:53 NEX Laundry :07/:27:47 C Pool :10/:30/:50 Downtown Lyceum :11/:31/:51NEX Express Bus09:55 19:55 hourly Camp America :48/:55 TK 1 :05/:36 Windjammer/Gym :11/:31 Gold Hill Galley :14/:29 NEX :16/:27 Downtown Lyceum :17/:25BEACH BUS Saturday & Sunday ONLYWindward Loop/East Caravella 0900/0930/1200/1230/1500/1530/1800/1830 SBOQ/Marina 0905/0935/1205/1235/1505/1535/1805/1835 NEX 0908/0925/1208/1225/1508/1525/1808/1825 Phillips Park 0914/ 1214/1514/1814 Cable Beach / Turn Around 0917/1217/1517/1817 Return to Oce 0940/1240/1540/1840FERRY ScheduleMonday thru Saturday FERRY Windward 0630/0730/0930/1030/1130/1330/1530/1630 Leeward 0700/0800/1000/1100/1200/1300/1400/1600/1700 UTILITY BOAT Windward 1730/1830/1930/2030/2130/2230 Leeward 1800/1900/2000/2100/2200/2300 Sunday & Holidays FERRY Windward 0730/0930/1130/1330 Leeward 0800/1000/1200/1400 UTILITY BOAT Windward 1530/1730/1830/2000/2230 Leeward 1600/1800/1900/2030/2300 Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad Deputy Commander Army Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia Sergeant Major Marine Sgt. Maj. Juan Hidalgo, Jr. Oce of Public Aairs Director Navy Capt. Tom Gresback Deputy Director Army Maj. Reinaldo Montero Command Information Ocer Army Capt. Allison GivensNAVSTA ChapelCatholic Mass Mon.-Thur. 1730 Saturday 1700 Sunday 0900 Protestant Services General Protestant Sunday 1100 Gospel Worship Sunday 1300 Christian Fellowship Worship Service Sunday 1800 Small Group Ministry Sunday 2000, Fellowship Hall Prayer Meeting Tuesday 1900, Room 19 Bible Study Wednesday, 1900, Fellowship HallChapel AnnexesPentecostal Gospel Sunday 0800 & 1700 Room D LDS Service Sunday 1300 Fellowship Hall Islamic Service Friday 1315 Room 2 Seventh Day Adventist Friday 1900 Room 1 Sabbath School: Saturday 0930 Room 1 Sabbath Service: Saturday 1100 Room 1 Iglesia ni Cristo Thursday: 0500, 1900 Room 1 Sunday: 0530, 1900 Room 1 Tuesday (Bible Study): 2000New Troopers ChapelProtestant Worship Saturday 1900 Sunday 0640 Sunday 0900 Sunday 1900 Bible Studies Monday 2000 Cuzco block J Wednesday and Friday 1900 New Troopers ChapelChapel AnnexesCont. Liturgical Protestant Sunday: 0930, Room 1


4 By Coast Guard Lt. Pete Schroeter Support OIC, MARSECDETDoes an effective leader possess certain personality traits? What about a great leader? I believe it depends on the situation and what or whom they are leading. To determine if one personality trait is more effective at leading than others, an Internet search revealed four theoretical proto-psychological temperament types: choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic and melancholic. 1. The goal of the choleric leader is to dominate others using authority and any other form of legitimate power available to do so. This is the task ori ented, strong-willed leader who rushes in with a big idea that thinks should be implemented right away. They want bottom-line answers and quick results. 2. The goal of the sanguine leader is to influence others through persua sion. This leader is the outgoing person who inspires, is generous, influential and socially confident. This leader is dramat ic, emotional and impulsive and may struggle with following tasks all the way through. 3. The phlegmatic leaders goal is to bring everyone on their side demo cratically. They are willing to sacrifice assertiveness to achieve consensus. They are patient, supportive and considerate. They are easygoing and dependable and want everyone to get along. However, they are also seen as deliberate and too concerned with others feelings. Phlegmatic leaders can be considered soft ies, accused of caring too much. 4. The melancholic leaders primary goal is to stay out of trouble. They tend to be analytical, diplomatic and a stickler for policy and procedure. These leaders may appear serious, introverted, cautious or even suspicious. They prefer process and order, are accurate, consci entious and correct all your spelling and grammar mistakes. Considering leadership styles and how they relate to the four temperament types and what motivates them, I concluded that the most effective leader is the kind of person that, given any leadership task, has the ability to recognize individual personality traits and where they fit in to effectively motivate a group or organi zation toward a goal. The great leaders also recognize leadership as a servants position that distinguishes those who lead for their own benefit from those who serve something greater than them selves. Depending on the lead ership situation, all four temperament types can be considered effective and great leaders. Each brings weaknesses as well as strengths. The reality is, effective and great leaders have a combination of styles, some stronger in one area than others. The possible key to effec tive and great leadership is being aware of your own style and adapting your personality to others styles. This accom modation can be uncomfortable and take a lot of energy, but it is worth it when improved leadership is the result. Leaders should also understand that motivating through fear, intimidation, etc., can seem very effective in prompt action, but intimidation only motivates for the short-term; when the leader is gone the enthusiasm is gone. Motivation by effective delegation and coaching can be very effective in inspiring for long periods of time. Also, motivators can be quite different from one person to the next. Some are driven by more money, others by more recognition, time off from work, promotions and opportunities for learning, socializing and relationships, etc. There fore, when attempting to motivate people, its important to identify what stimulates them. Ultimate ly, long-term motivation comes from people moti vating themselves. (1) Florida State (2) Oregon (3) Alabama (4) Oklahoma (5) Auburn (6) Texas A&M (7) Baylor (8) UCLA (9) Notre Dame (10) Michigan State (11) Ole Miss (12) Mississippi State (13) Georgia (14) Stanford (15) LSU (16) USC (17) Wisconsin (18) BYU (19) Nebraska (20) Ohio State (21) Oklahoma State (22) East Carolina (23) Kansas State (24) Missouri (25) TCU 2 Week four in the NCAA was a slow one; not very many high-profile games were played. It almost had that season opener feeling to it. Starting off the week, the No.11 UCLA Bruins traveled to Sun Devil Stadium to play Arizona State. The Sun Devils played hard the first quarter, but it was an uphill battle from then on. The Bruins took a commanding lead, beating the Sun Devils 62-27. The Tennessee Volunteers made their way to Athens for the No.12 Georgia Bulldogs first home conference game of the season. The Vols came out of the gate with an early lead but were unable to hold the Bulldogs. Heisman hopeful, Todd Gurley, made all the difference for the Bulldogs, rushing for over 200 yards and scoring two touchdowns, to give Georgia a 35-32 win over the Vols. No.1 Florida State Seminoles played NC State Wolfpack. The past few years, NC State has been able to pull off upsets against the Seminoles, and this year the game started off like it was going to happen again. The Wolfpack pulled ahead of the Seminoles with a first half lead, trying to keep the reign ing champs from a 20 game winning streak. But in Seminole fashion, FSU came out in the second half and pulled it together to beat NC State, 56-41. If youre anything like me and prefer college football over the NFL, this is the weekend to watch. There are a lot of top ranked teams playing one another, all hoping to make it into the top four playoffs. Story by Staff Sgt. Robert Ponder Media Relations,


5 Story by Staff Sgt. Robert PonderMedia Relations, Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca, at least once in a lifetime and it is obligatory upon every Muslim male and female who is mentally, physically and financially fit. It is the largest annual convention of faith on earth (in 1989: 2.5 million). Peace is the dominant theme. Peace with Allah, with ones soul, with one another, with all living creatures. To disturb the peace of anyone or any creature in any shape or form is strictly prohibited. Muslims from all walks of life, from every corner of the globe assemble in Mecca in response to the call of Allah. There is no royalty, but there is loyalty of all to Allah, the Creator. It is to commemorate the Divine rituals observed by the Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail, who were the first pilgrims to the house of Allah on earth: the Kabah. It is also to remember the great assembly of the Day of Judgment when people will stand equal before Allah. Muslims go to Mecca to glorify Allah, not to worship a man. The visit to the tomb of Prophet Muhammad at Madena is highly recommended but not essential in making the Hajj valid and complete. Muslims all over the world celebrate the annual festivity of Eid ul Adha, which coincides as a religious injunction with the climbing of Mount Arafat by Muslim pilgrims to the Holy Land Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Muslims kill rams; symbolic of Prophet Ibrahims obe dience and strict compliance with his promise to Allah the Almighty to use his only son, Ismail, as a sacrifice to Him. Just before carrying out the covenant with Allah on using his son, Prophet Ismail as sacrifice, Allah the Almighty sent Prophet Ibrahim a beautiful huge white ram to sacrifice in stead of his son. Allah did this in acknowledgment of our Holy Prophets faithfulness and obedience to Him. Since then, Muslims com memorate this great and historic incident by killing rams. What Muslims learn from this incident is that it is not enough to slaughter rams to mark such monumental Islamic anniversary, but to follow such obedience exhibited by Proph et Ibrahim in his dealings with Allah, and to express it in our individual and collective lives in a time where mutual suspi cion has become the order of the day, where wives barely trust their husbands. This allegiance showed by Prophet Ibrahim to Allah is now lacking between the government and the governed, between the people and the Almighty Allah, and between families as well. Relationships between families are devoid of this type of trust between Prophet Ibrahim and his family. May the fruits of obedience and trust, which the Eid ul Adha teaches, prevail and continue after celebrating this bless ed day. The Pilgrimage (Hajj)World Muslims celebrate Eid ul AdhaNew mosquito virus threatens the Americas: Combating ChikungunyaBy JTF GTMOs Strategic Cultural Consultant Navy Entomology Center of ExcellenceIt is summer in the Caribbean and the time of year when mosquitoes seem to be at their peak level. Perhaps mosqui to-borne illness is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of fun in the sun, but it is important to be aware of disease-transmitting mosquitoes especially given the new threat of the Chikungunya virus to the Americas. Chikungunya is transmitted by mosquitoes and the symptoms generally begin three to seven days after being bit ten by an infected mosquito. Fever and joint pain are the most common symp toms, however one may also experience muscle pain, joint swelling, headache or a rash. Chikungunya means contorted, referring to the arthritis-like pain associ ated with the disease that causes those affected to curl up in a twisted position. This illness rarely results in death and most patients will feel better in a week. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a total of 130,941 cases of Chikungunya have been reported this year from 17 countries with 4,486 confirmed cases. As of June 10, a total of 39 cases were reported in the Unit ed States, and none have been locally acquired. The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE), at NAS Jacksonville, is the only Department of Defense ac tivity dedicated to providing operational entomology support to include consul tation, training, developing and evaluating novel products and application technologies to better protect deployed forces from blood feeding insects and other arthropods that transmit human diseases. Historically NECE has been tasked to be subject matter experts for surveillance and control of mosquito-vectored disease such as West Nile virus, said Capt. Eric Hoffman, officer in charge, NECE. Since 1999, the Navy and DoD partners have conducted a multidisci plinary vector surveillance and response effort to protect force health and readi ness. Applying 25-30 percent DEET or 20 percent picaradin on exposed skin and treating clothing with permethrin are two methods to prevent mosquito bites. More information can be found at the CDC website: chikungunya/. For questions concerning mosquitoes, ticks or other pests, contact NECE by emailing NECE-FleetSupport@med. or checkout their Facebook page at Navy-Entomology-Center-of-Excellence/203419229695639.Courtesy Al Jazeera


6 Age 7 Age 9Kids Kids Photo Editor, Editor, Courtesy IgnitionCourtesy IgnitionCourtesy Relativity MediaBefore the movie my friends and I had a picnic, and we bought cotton candy at the theater. My favorite boxtroll was Fish, and he was like a daddy to the little boy boxtroll, Eggs. The movie was exciting and silly, and there were very funny jokes. Make sure you listen to their names, and look at the pictures on their boxes. I give the movie five banana rats in boxes. The movie Boxtrolls started in a village full of people that like cheese. Then a little boy got taken by boxtrolls. Boxtrolls are good inventors. They sneak out of their home under ground to find gad gets in the village to build things. The bad guy tried to convince the village that the boxtrolls were bad and exterminate them. I give the movie five banana rats. Combine 2004s Hitman and 2009s Taken, but with a better plot and lead role played by a former James Bond man and you get The November Man, the most recent Pierce Brosnan film about a former CIA agent forced out of retirement. Peter Devereaux is a retired CIA spy doing his best to enjoy his new quiet life in the hills of Switzerland who, of course, is forced out of retirement when connections to his past and people he cares about come to light through an old colleague. His world is turned upside down, and he eventually finds himself at odds with his former employer, who is now sending a former protg after him to find and possibly kill him. If that wasnt enough, he is doing his best to protect a local social worker, played by Olga Kurylenko (also a James Bond alumni), who may have the key to why things have gone awry and who is behind it. Together they avoid both the CIA and the Russian government who are doing their best to find and kill them with more and more players being added to the equation as the movie progresses. This addition to Hollywoods action niche that lovingly revolves around aging killers is a cut above the rest, albeit still not destined to be a classic or even memorable a few years from now. People are messy, life isnt black and white and Devereauxs choices and person ality seem to reflect this, which might make viewers struggle with deciding if they like him or not. Brosnan saves the movie, as his performance is excellent, and his character seems to be the only one who was developed with any real effort. Its a fun movie, especially for the GTMO price of $FREE, but its failure to fulfill the amount of potential it actually had gives it three banana rats instead of the four. Once upon a time, moviegoers would jump at the chance to see a new horror flick. Grabbing their most protective-feeling friends, they looked forward to an evening filled with an assortment of spooky specters, insane plot twists and creepy singing children that evoked goose bumps out of even the bravest audience member. Unfortunately, like many of its recent predeces sors, As Above, So Below possess es none of these elements. Its not for lack of trying, however. The film starts out with a sure-fire way to induce fear, under the streets of Paris, where there actually are millions of dead bodies stored in catacombs. Throw in a handful of handsome-looking grads in search of the Philosophers Stone and it would be kind of hard to screw up the plot, right? Wrong. Director John Erick Dowdle must have been watching too much Blair Witch Project, because any hopes of making something creepy happen under ground is lost in the constantly moving, shaky cam. How long is this found footage type of horror niche going to last? Once the audience is fully nause ated and tired of keeping up with the many personal fears and back stories of the mediocre characters involved, they couldnt care less when something dark and mysteri ous starts picking them off one by one. I give As Above, So Below one banana rat for adding another nail in the coffin of horror movies.


7 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 Gone Girl(New) R, 8 p.m.The November Man R, 10:30 p.m.Lets Be Cops(LS) R, 8 p.m.Planes: Fire & Rescue PG, 8 p.m.The Expendables 3 (LS) PG13, 8 p.m.The Giver(LS) PG13, 8 p.m.The BoxtrollsPG, 8 p.m.Chef (New) R, 8 p.m.Chef(New) R, 8 p.m.As Above, So BelowR, 10 p.m.The BoxtrollsPG, 8 p.m.As Above, So BelowR, 10 p.m.Gone Girl(New) R, 8:00 p.m..The November Man R, 10:30 p.m.Lets Be Cops (LS) R, 8 p.m.The Expendables 3 (LS) PG13, 8 p.m. Age 9 Photo Editor, Oktoberfest ist Wunderbar! Oom Pah! The Naval Station Guantanamo Bay community was treated to authentic Bavarian food, fun and music as the Swinging Bavarians entertained the masses for hours at the Windjammer Ballroom during the GTMO Oktoberfest Sept. 27. The Swinging Bavarians are a German Bavarian band based in central Florida that performs in authentic and traditional Bavarian attire known as le derhosen and dirndls. To complete their wardrobe, they wore their Miesbacher hats and feathers, Wadlstrmpf (2 piece socks) and their fully decorated beer steins. Their entire wardrobe is imported from Germany and Austria. Bill Schoenfeldt is the leader of the band (kapellmeister) and the eldest of the Schoenfeldt siblings who were born in Nrnberg, Germany. He started the group with his brothers, Curt and Dave, and close family friends, and now the band has grown to include his three adult children. Also, he was a former member of the National Guard Army Band and retired after 22 years. They founded their own German band to bring an upbeat zeal back to German polka music while also includ ing a wide variety of tunes to cater to a diverse audience. Its a great opportunity to be able to come out here to GTMO and perform for the troops with my family, said Bill. This year marked the third time the Swinging Bavarians have played all their favorite and traditional songs of the Oktoberfest season at GTMO, as well as a wide variety of musical genres for all audiences to enjoy. Bills daughters, Katrina and Krissy, have been performing since they were toddlers and have even added Katrinas husband, Starr, to the band. Katrina, known for playing cowbells and singing, said she enjoys being able to perform with her family and friends for the GTMO residents. We feed off of the energy of the crowds, said Katrina. When you have a crowd like the one we had here, that are willing to get up and dance, it lets us know that we are doing a great job. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Balderamos, a mail clerk for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, has been deployed to Germany and enjoyed the authentic feel of the GTMO Oktoberfest. The food was just how I remembered, said Balderamos. I enjoyed watching the band play and the people dancing. The energy-infused styling of the chicken dance was a crowd favorite as patrons young and old gathered on the dance floor and joined the performers for a smile-filled Bavarian good time. For more information or to contact the Swinging Bavarians, you can visit their web page at Story by Sgt. Christopher Vann Copy Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milPhoto by Sgt. Christopher Vann/The Wire Photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann/The Wire


8 Story and photos by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes Photo Editor, camaraderie doesnt just come from the athletes, its the volun teers, the spectators, it comes from all of it. All contestants had to par ticipate in three events: squats, bench press and dead lift. Each event had three rounds, with three attempts per weight in crease. If on the second round a contestant was pushing for 225 pounds and failed to succeed, they would still have two more attempts to attain their goal, otherwise they would be forced to go with the last completed weight. Army 1st Sgt. Davin Butler achieved a personal record in the squat event with 480 pounds. These kids man, Butler laughed jokingly, they get riled up, it gets me to push for higher and higher weight. The sound of cheers from the spectators could be heard through the late morning and early afternoon as those attend ing watched in anticipation, curious to see if an individual had it Weightlifting, its not a competition that initially comes to mind when thinking of exciting spectator sports, like football or basket ball. However, that is exactly what Naval Station Guantana mo Bay residents were given when the MWR hosted its second powerlifting competition of the year. Athletes of varying ages and weight classes were seen stretch ing and warming up Saturday morning, as they prepared to test their strengths and see where the fruits of their labor would stand. Joseph Belt, the fitness coor dinator for MWR, noted that the attendance from athletes and spectators were significantly higher than the previous compe tition held in February. Belt says the success of the event doesnt come from just the athletes. You have all these people coming together and helping each other out, regardless of weight class, said Belt. The


9 Story by Sgt. Christopher Vann Copy editor, everyone, of every body type, age and size to come out and pursue the attain ment of strength. Even the NAVSTA chaplain, Lt. Baron Miller, an avid lifter, set a personal record for himself. Miller, who only started training for powerlift ing about a year ago, says hes made some definite progress towards his long term goals, but isnt quite there yet. Im not interested in winning or anything like that right now. Its different and I enjoy being around the camarade rie that is built through men and women who pursue strength, said Miller. I did not do as well as I would have liked, personally, but everything I do, I do unto the Lord, therefore Im proud of everything I do. in them to find the strength they needed. Regardless of success, strength or weight class, the competitors were as much an inspiration to each other as the applause of the audience, as they pushed each other to new strengths with encouragement or tips on technique. Butler, when going for 377 pounds in the bench press event, was unsuccessful on the first attempt, but found what he needed on the next try. Just seeing the next guy get their weight, it pushes you to make sure you get yours, said Butler. Everyone is talking to each other, helping each other out, so that helps too. One of the guys, for example, told me what I could do better, what I needed to do with my elbows to improve my lift, stuff like that. Needless to say, the lighter weight classes were not to be outdone by their heavier rivals, with some of the strongest pound for pound ath letes weighing less than 120 pounds, and deadlifting over 225 pounds. It was a day for In week 4 of the National Football League, fans were treated to some upsets while some games went as expected. The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars lost (no surprise there), the Baltimore Ravens steamrolled past wide receiver Steve Smiths former team, the Carolina Panthers, and the Philadelphia Eagles had their perfect record wiped away by the San Francisco 49ers, leaving the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals as the leagues only undefeated teams. The Houston Texans defensive end J. J. Watt had an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater picked apart the Atlanta Falcons defense for the first professional win of his rookie season, and the Dallas Cowboys routed the New Orleans Saints in a lop-sided victory. The Green Bay Packers decimated their division rival the Chicago Bears in the longest stand ing rivalry in professional football. Thursdays games Giants 45, Washington 14 Sundays games Dolphins 38, Raiders 14 49ers 26, Eagles 21 Packers 38, Bears 17 Colts 41, Titans 17 Lions 24, Jets 17 Buccaneers 27, Steelers 24 Ravens 38, Panthers 10 Texans 23, Bills 17 Chargers 33, Jaguars 14 Falcons 28, Vikings 41 Cowboys 38, Saints 17 Mondays games Chiefs 41, Patriots 14


MP Corps turns 73 Photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach/The WirePhoto by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach/The Wire Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Hurdle /525th MP BattalionStory by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach Editor, the full three miles. Photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach/The WireThe Military Police Regiment has been celebrating its birthday with a running event for the last 73 years. Units participating run one mile for each year the military police have been serving. Each September 25, this run kicks off Regimental Week, which often includes a military police ball, war fighter competi tion and several other events. While deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the Soldiers of the 525th MP Battalion chose to commemorate this momentous occasion with no frills, just good physical training and a little old school rock blaring from the loud speakers over Camp Bulkeley Thursday night. What we basically have to do is get our battalion together and run a total of 73 miles, said Army 1st Sgt. Jerry Kennedy with the 189th MP Company. They start off together, running the first three miles as an entire battalion. Once they return, each unit of the battalion is responsible for running 11.6 miles. They can either elect an individu al or select up to 15 Soldiers to complete their leg of the run. This event has been planned down to the final detail, allotting each company a specific start time and running route that exits Camp America and continues


Photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach/The Wire Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Hurdle /525th MP Battalion Photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach/The Wire Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Hurdle /525th MP Battalion Photo by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach/The WireThroughout the three-mile long battalion run that Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Hurdle /525th MP Battalionalong main roads around Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The first company is HHC [Head quarters and Headquarters Company], they start at 6:00 p.m., then we go on until 6:30 in the morning, said Kennedy. So at zero six-thirty, all of the command team will be here to cheer on the couple of runners thats running the last leg of the 73 miles. Kennedy continued that this event is meant to build camaraderie and esprit de corps, an important component for the military police. Excelling in their mission to provide safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of the detainees here, they may not always get the opportunity to do something together as an entire battalion. Seeing you guys on the field makes my day. I love being around Soldiers. I love being able to do stuff like this: come together as a family and go for a run, said Army Lt. Col. John Fivian, commander, 525th MP Battalion, while addressing his formation. Army Sgt. Scott Carter, a Soldier with the 339th MP Company, called the run motivational, and a great way to bring the Soldiers closer together. It was nice to see the whole battalion get together, said Carter. There was a little competition going with the cadenc es. It was a good time.


12Do you have a resume?Fleet and Family Support Center oers resume writing class to JTF Troopers Story and photos by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes Photo Editor, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milNaval Station Guantanamo Bay, despite its size, has the population of a small city. A majority of that community is comprised of Troopers assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, often reservists or Guardsmen working alongside their active duty counterparts. There is a constant ebb and flow of new faces, many of whom will be doing their best to find a new job or a better job than the one they currently have back home while theyre here. Whether its through bettering themselves with continuing education, or just networking from a distance, there is one resource that has the potential to help each one of these individuals: a resume. Sara Van Gorder has only been a GTMO resident since January and an employee with the Fleet and Family Ser vices Center since March, but it didnt take her long to realize there was a need to be met that wasnt quite getting the at tention it deserved. This wasnt through any lack of desire or intent, but the locations of JTF and the FFSC hasnt always been convenient, nor has it always been advertised to the Service members working there. Its one thing to make your presence known to a permanent population, its another to continually reach out to men and women who are stationed here for limited amounts of time. With the changing of leadership, job roles and faces in general, its easy for Troopers to lose track of the plethora of opportunities and resources available here. I noticed that we werent always getting a lot of people from JTF, said Van Gorder. I just wanted to make sure that we were always accessible for them to attend a class or tutorial at their convenience, so I started teaching hour-long classes every two weeks or so at the Troopers Chapel. Attendance has fluctuated, and Im still trying to find the best way to make it known that its free and easily accessible. Van Gorder, who has an eclectic range of skills and experiences in addition to her college education, is very passionate about what she teaches because she knows it will help others suc ceed. A resume, Van Gorder says, is an essential tool for finding a job, and she loves to help people create their own in a way that caters to their needs. I dont like to Functional resume Chronological resume Combination resume Your total life work history isnt always important, keep it relevant. Stay away from responsible for End results are more important. Keywords: computers are more likely the first to see your resume. Increase the likelihood of a human seeing it by looking for keywords on a company website or mission statement to include in your resume. Good for those who have large date gaps in employment or are looking to enter a new career field. Concentrates on experience and skillsets, not dates. Provides organized list of dates and employment history. Not recommended for those with less experience, e.g. recent college graduates Allows you to choose attributes from both styles for what suits you best Highlights skills and dates Its an excellent tool for extending the reach of your networking efforts, but is not imperative to have. Does not require constant attention; an hour or two per week is fine If you wouldnt do or say it at an in-person networking event, dont do or say it on LinkedIn. Allows you to join groups where you can keep in contact and network alongside those searching within the same career field


13 Shelli Dallacqua, President, Shelten Media Jill MacFadyen, Career Coach David Hardtke, Chief Data Scientist Tiffani Murray, Resume Writer Abby Locke, Executive Career Architect Eric Semon, Director of customer success Lynne Sarikas, Director, MBA Career Center Megan Pittsley-Fox, Resume Writer, Recruiter Tina Nicolai, Resume Writer Resume myths vs facts Myth Fact hear myself talk, I genuinely love to help people and see them succeed. Hearing back from someone months later that they got the job they wanted and knowing that I was able to help them reach the path to get there is an awesome feeling, said Van Gorder. There are all different types of resumes, each suitable for a unique job history or lifestyle. A chronological resume is excellent for those who have been employed for lengthy times and with fewer gaps between employments. It allows a job recruiter to see the details they are interested in, and in a formulated manner that shows the growth and strengths of an applicant. For a parent who chose to stop working to stay at home for a while, this may not be best, as the specific dates will show larger gaps. A combination or functional resume will alleviate this and present the opportunity to articulate skillsets and characteris tics, along with previous jobs that an applicant has, without highlighting negatives. Just learning about types of resumes isnt all the classes have to offer though. Van Gorder sets up attendees with the know-how to format and write their own resumes, what should be included and what can be left out A resume, especially a civilian one, should really play out like an advertisement, or a movie trailer. It gets your interest, and it contains the most critical and worthy information about a person, said Van Gorder. Whereas a federal resume will look more like an actual movie review, they [employers] will want to have a complete history and the ability to make the decision based on what they see before going any further. Functional resume Chronological resume Combination resume Your total life work history isnt always important, keep it relevant. Stay away from responsible for End results are more important. Keywords: computers are more likely the first to see your resume. Increase the likelihood of a human seeing it by looking for keywords on a company website or mission statement to include in your resume. Good for those who have large date gaps in employment or are looking to enter a new career field. Concentrates on experience and skillsets, not dates. Provides organized list of dates and employment history. Not recommended for those with less experience, e.g. recent college graduates Allows you to choose attributes from both styles for what suits you best Highlights skills and dates Its an excellent tool for extending the reach of your networking efforts, but is not imperative to have. Does not require constant attention; an hour or two per week is fine If you wouldnt do or say it at an in-person networking event, dont do or say it on LinkedIn. Allows you to join groups where you can keep in contact and network alongside those searching within the same career field


14 Courtesy Staff Writer, Staff Writer, Are you excited to go home? I asked Army Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia, the former deputy commander for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, as her deployment was coming to an end. She thought before responding, You know, it really hasnt hit me yet. Wow, thats really living life in the moment, I said. Yes, I really try to live one day at a time, she answered as she walked off to her next meeting. People have different ways of dealing with how long theyre on deployment. Some count down their final days. One Navy corpsman lined his walls with sticky notes, each one representing the number of days left on island. Every morning hed take one down knowing he was one day closer to leaving. When our time to return home gets closer, some of us have said it couldnt Savor the present with these easy pulled pork sandwiches that can be made using a crock pot, compliments of Directions: 1. Mix all spices in a small bowl. 2. Slice onions and garlic into thin slices and add to the bottom of the crock pot. 3. Pour chicken stock over onions and garlic. 4. Rinse and pat pork shoulder dry come fast enough while others wish their time here would last longer. Psychologists at Harvard University did a study and found that reminiscing, thinking ahead or daydreaming tends to make people more miserable, even when they are thinking about something pleasant. The Science Journal states: A human mind is a wandering mind and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost. Its been proven over and over that living in the moment really does make people happier. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous poet, said, Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Author Emily Dickinson said of living in the moment, Forever is composed of nows. To help people live in the moment, Buddhist meditation teaches mindful ness. According to, mind fulness is the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. Mindfulness was considered such a powerful stress reliever that in 1979 the University of Massachusetts Med ical School launched a program called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Since that time the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness have inspired other programs to adapt and teach the techniques. Research shows it to have benefits even after a few weeks of practicing. One way to start cultivating mind fulness in your life is to avoid worrying about the future and focus on the present. Pay close attention to your surroundings throughout your day in each moment. Its tuning your thoughts into what youre sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. Living in the moment is simple, but like anything with rewards it takes practice. The first place award for living in the moment goes to Winnie the Pooh who asked, What day is it? Its today, squeaked Piglet. My favorite day, said Pooh. RecipeIngredients: 3-5 lbs pork shoulder, 1 lg yellow onion, head garlic, 1 cup chicken stock, tsp cinnamon, tsp cumin, 1 tbs brown sugar, 1 tbs chili powder, 1tbs salt, barbecue sauce. with a paper towel, rub with spices. 5. Place on top of onions and garlic. 6. Cook on high for 6-8 hours. 7. Remove pork shoulder from crock pot and place on cutting board. 8. Strain and keep juice. 9. Shred pork with two forks and add back to the crock pot with the strained juice adding barbecue sauce to your liking. 10. Cook for another hour on low. 11. Add to buns with more barbecue sauce and enjoy! HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU HAVE LEFT?PULLED PORK SANDWICH Forever is composed of nows.


15 haplains olumn Joint Task Force command chaplainOne thing doesnt change Beach Volleyball Softball GTMO sports standings1. BEEF 13-2 2. That Guy Plus 1 12-2 3. Banana Rat 12-2 4. Z Team 11-4 5. The Team 9-6 6. JMG 8-6 7. SOGO 7-7 8. Hellhounds 7-8 9. MisFits 7-8 10. Regulators 6-8 11. Woosah 6-9 12. Danger Zone 5-9 13.The Chowderheads 4-10 14. PWD 3-11 15. B. Uglies 3-11 16. CCR 2-12 AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. Husker Doos 5-0 2. GTMO Latino+ 4-0 3. The Black Sheeps 4-1 4. MisFits 2-1 5. Red Apple 2-2 6. The Leftovers 2-2 7. Nailed It! 1-3 8. Poker Jokers 1-4 9. Non-Jerks 0-4 10. PT-Romaniacs 0-4 NATIONAL LEAGUE 1. Here Come the Runs 4-0 2. Outcasts 3-0 3. 391st Paladines 2-0 4. Boondoggles 3-1 5. GTMO Goonies 2-1 6. Puddle Pirates 1-3 7. WMPA 1-3 8. Jerks 0-3 9. Swift Justice 0-3 10. React to Extract 0-2 Rough Rhodes Warm Up800m run20 Min AMRAP20 Mountain Climbers 8 Burpies 5 L Pull ups 10 Split jumps 15 Push ups 200m Sprint There was a medical presence in Guantanamo Bay more than 100 years before the Spanish-American War, when British troops established a hospital on a large island in the bay in October 1741 during a time when the British and Spanish were engaged in one of their frequent wars, growing out of trade conflicts in the new world. More than 100 years later, in 1854, a British warship, HBMS Buzzard, utilized Hospital Cay to isolate and treat crew members suf fering from yellow fever. All the victims of the fever recovered except one, E. N. Harrison, paymaster, R.N., who died on 1 December 1854, and according to records was buried on the cays south end. The cay has since been known as Hospital Cay. During the Spanish-American War, in 1898, the United States established a Naval Station at North and South Toro Cays (directly behind the current hospital). A dispensary was built on North Toro Cay, locally referred to as the hospital. The staff consisted of one medical officer and a few corpsmen. When the Naval Station relocated from South Toro in 1913, the dispensary was reestablished on Upper Flats, now known as Hospital Point. All dispensary facilities were located in one building. The staff was still one medical officer and a couple of corpsmen, but during the winter periods when the Fleet was present, additional medical officers and corpsmen were assigned from the Fleet. October 1741The month of October has arrived, and in some parts of the world that means the season is changing. I have already seen Facebook pictures of trees with leaves in bright reds and yellows. I know the deer hunters are getting ready to hit the woods to bring home a trophy. The cottages up north are being closed as people prepare for the winter days to come. In my home state of Florida, they will soon be seeing the sign that fall has arrived there: the license plates change colors as the snow birds arrive. Some people deal very well with change; in fact some people thrive on change. They find it exciting, exhilarating and inspiring. But others dread change; they find it emotionally stressful or they are simply afraid. They will do anything to avoid change. We see them stay in bad jobs or abusive relationships. We see people who would rather suffer unspeakable harm rather than risk change. Here at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay we face change every day. There is a reintegration brief I do every Tuesday for those who are going home. We have a welcome brief about once a month as well, where we welcome hundreds of new people. The people are constantly changing, but our mission does not. We are here for a purpose, and we know what it is. In life, there is a lot that will change, but one thing will never change, and that is the love which God has for each and every one of us. Whether we believe it or not, whether we go to church or not, whether we pray or not, God loves us. That means God loves you. So the next time you face an unwanted change, a challenging moment or a personal trag edy please remember that God loves you, and nothing will change that. JSMART is currently undergoing a time of transition as we say goodbye to our therapy dogs, Charlie and Teddy, as well as the rest of the Chepenik family. We will not forget Charlie, nudging our arms for endless petting sessions, or Teddy playing rug in his calm and soothing manner. On behalf of the JSMART team and all those who have grown to love their time with the dogs, we wish the Chepenik Family Fair Winds and Following Seas. JSMART is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. 5 p.m. SpotTheJSMART JSMART Advertising Coordinator Courtesy Staff Sgt. Karen Kozub Courtesy Stacey Byington


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