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Volume 16, Issue 35 October 17, 2014 NAVY BALLNAVY BALL THEA


2 CORRECTIONS The Camp America Post Office is now open for business. Theyre also offering extended hours to support the Military Police Companies of the JTF, operating on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. 8 p.m. On other week days, they will close at 4 p.m. of the week FEATURES 8 189th, 670th TOA The services of the 189th Military Police Com pany to Joint Task Force Guantanamo has come to an end. Members of the 670th MP Company HM3 Zachary SheckleyJoint Medical Group SPC Andrew Procyk391st Military Police Company Around the BayFlex those muscles at the Fitness and Figure Competition, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Windjammer Ballroom. A registration fee of $15 is due when participants sign up at Denich Gym. Pre-registration is now open at Denich Gym for the Run to Remember 5k in honor of Veterans Day. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at Phillips Park. Remember to wear blue! For more information contact Army Col. Jody Miller at 8530 or via email at Guantanamo Bays 2014 Navy Ball were small Naval vessels that one fortuitous guest at each table won Saturday at GTMOs Windjammer Ballroom. The event had a unique Guantanamo. Full story on page 6. Photo by Sgt. Kenneth Tucceri 9 Stop domestic violence or civilian, we must work together to advocate against this abuse. 10 Army Ten-Miler namo hosted a shadow run here. HM3 Wintley Roberts-NecklesJoint Medical Group


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 Sta Sgt. Robert Ponder Army Sgt. David Kirtland Army Sgt. Debra Cook Spc. Nadine WhiteStaff Command 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 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 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 Fury(New) R, 8 p.m.Dracula UntoldPG13, 10:30 p.m.As Above, So Below(LS) R, 8 p.m.The JudgeR, 8 p.m.No Good DeedPG13, 8 p.m.The November Man(LS) PG13, 8 p.m.No Good DeedPG 13, 8 p.m.The Book of Life(New) PG, 8 p.m.A Walk Among the Tombstones(New) R, 10 p.m.This is Where I Leave You (New) R, 8 p.m.A Walk Among the Tombstones(New) R, 8 p.m.The Book of Life(New) PG, 10 p.m.Fury(New) R, 8 p.m.This is Where I Leave You (New) R, 10:30 p.m.The November Man(LS) R, 8 p.m.The JudgeR, 8 p.m. Story by Sgt. Christopher Vann thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milWeek 6 in the National Football League was not without drama. The Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle was arrested for shop lifting, a day after his team handed the Seattle Seahawks their first home loss of the season. The New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a season-ending knee injury in their loss to the Philadel phia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to trample over the St. Louis Rams. Thursday, Oct. 9 Colts 33, Texans 28 Sunday, Oct. 12 Eagles 27, Giants 0 Bears 27, Falcons 13 Cowboys 30, Seahawks 23 Cardinals 30, Redskins 20 Chargers 31, Raiders, 28 Titans 16, Jaguars 24 Ravens 48, Buccaneers 17 Broncos 31, Jets 17 Lions 17, Vikings 3 Patriots 37, Bills 22 Panthers 37, Bengals 37 OT Browns 31, Steelers 10 Packers 27, Dolphins 24 Monday, Oct. 13 49ers 31, Rams 17 Story by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milWarriors deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo come from a variety of locations, backgrounds and branches of service. Over the years, the military as a whole has developed into a melting pot, both culturally and ethnically diverse, uniting as one for the common goal of defending the United States of America. A vital piece of that fighting force is com prised of Hispanics. In order to recognize the legacy of His panics in the military, the 525th Military Police Battalion hosted a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Troopers Chapel Tuesday, in which Warriors from a variety of different cultures took part. I like the fact that we look out here and you do see a mix, said Marine Sgt. Maj. Juan Hidalgo, the JTF GTMO senior enlisted leader and guest speaker for the event. You see the diversity and its awesome because although it is Hispanic Heritage Month, its one team, one fight. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from Sept. 15 Oct. 15. During the ceremony, Troopers were treated to a video created by Soldiers of the 525th, entitled My Hispanic Her itage, that featured Hispanic military members and some of their unique cus toms and traditions. Following the video, Hidalgo spoke about his own experiences in the military, as well as an important figure in his life, his grandfather Don Jose Ignacio. Don Jose had twelve children, some of which entered the military. What is instilled in Hispanics? Patriotism and hard work thats something he taught to his children and was passed down to his grandchildren, said Hidalgo. Concluding the event, Troopers in at tendance enjoyed some Hispanic-themed refreshments, including piata candy.


5 IDENTICAL Judith Viorsts beloved childhood clas sic from 1972 gets updated in a live-action kids movie thats a crowd pleaser for all ages. Steve Carell and Jennifer Gar ner keep the comedy moving at a quick pace as parents to Alexander, played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, and his three siblings. Plagued by a catastrophe-packed 24 hours, the family weathers the storm together and inevitably come out stronger than before. This movie gets four banana rats for grabbing laughs without having to resort to the usual potty humor and borderline-adult jokes. Identical is a faux-bi opic of Elvis life, if he and his twin brother had been separated at birth at the height of the Great Depression only in this version, the real Elvis is named Drexel The Dream Hemsley. His brother Ryan (both parts played by real-life Elvis impersonator Blake Rayne) is raised by an evangelis tic minister and his wife, and groomed for church greatness until he discovers his love for rock n roll. By the time he begins to strike out on his own and make it big however, Drexel is already rich and famous. Alas, Ryan must settle for playing gigs as a knock off of the star. Despite boasting a cast of powerhouse actors (Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd as Ryans parents), the film cant decide which path to take. The result of the confusion is part fake throwback biopic and part religious com mentary about the importance of Israel. This muddled mess gets two banana rats. Review by Sgt. David Kirtland thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milReview by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milReview by Tech. Sgt. Jason Keller thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milReviews by Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milTHE JUDGE DRACULAUNTOLD Story by Sgt. Christopher ALEXANDER and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayNo Good DeedTales of Dracula and his beginning or his end have been told countless times. With Dracula Untold yet another re imagining gets added to the list. Luke Evans plays Vlad the Impaler who has returned to his small kingdom to rule in peace, but must make a deal with a source of evil to protect his people from a tyrannical conqueror who demands 1,000 young boys to add to his army. Evans performance carries the movie. That being said, the film is highly enter taining as it gives viewers a new twist on an old character with plenty of engaging action sequences to tide movie goers over. The largest dilemma the movie faces is that Dracula, whether from noble origins or not, is destined to become a figure of evil and despot ruling. Dracula Untold turns Vlad the Impaler into a redeeming character to rally around without a fall into darkness in sight. The film gets three banana rats. Plot holes aside, its a fun movie. The first two words of the title pret ty much sum up the entire movie no good. Even though the movie had a decent cast with Idris Elba (most recently in Thor) and Taraji P. Henson (from Person of Interest and the Think like a Man series) in the lead roles, the movie had very little dialogue, and no clear direction. No Good Deed starts off with Colin The Judge, directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), holds true to the nature of any adult drama. At its core it is a story of a man trying to reconnect with his difficult, stoic Midwestern father and his unusual family. Robert Downey Jr. is Hank Palmer, a jaded, white-collar defense attorney who in the midst of the end to his marriage, must go home for his mothers funeral. Once back in his hometown, it is abun dantly clear he and his father, Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall), do not see eye to eye about anything. When his fa ther is charged with murder, Joseph must reluctantly accept his hotshot lawyer sons help if he is to win the case. Downey Jr.s role suits him too well. It is a role hes played many times before, however he still brings life and levity to the role. Duvall, as always, doesnt disappoint. Its a touching film filled with plenty of heartfelt moments and plenty of humor that takes some of the edge off. The verdict on this witty drama is a well-deserved four banana rats. Evans (Elba) at his parole hearing. The parole board hears nothing of his plea and denies his parole request. On his way back to the prison he kills both prison guards. After crashing a stolen car, Evans runs to the first house in his path, that of Terri (Henson). Evans starts off really nice and simply asks to use her phone, but then Terri sees it is storming outside and invites him inside her home. This act of kindness then triggers a chain of random yet unin teresting events. If you feel like wasting 90 minutes go ahead and watch, but I am glad I didnt have to pay for this one. I would have given No Good Deed zero banana rats, but I have to give credit to the phenomenal MWR crew for doing all the work to keep us entertained with the current cinema of today, so I will give one banana rat.


6 Service members of all branches, DoD civilians and guests commemorated the Navys rich history in style This is the first Navy Ball Ive attend ed that has such a joint flavor. Weve got somebody from every service here. Weve got DoD civilians and our family and friends, so this is an absolutely special night, and I look forward to celebrating it with everybody, said Navy Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, Joint Task Force Guantanamos commander and the guest speaker at Saturdays Navy Ball commemorating the Navys 239th birthday held in Naval Station Guanta namo Bays Windjammer Ballroom. The event had GTMO residents dressed in their various uniforms to include special ceremonial outfits. The impeccable whites of the Sailors uni forms showed bright while intermixed with Army, Marine, Air Force and Coast Guardsmen of the joint service setting here. To add to the well dressed Service members and civilians were finely set, long rows of tables with ship centerpieces along with flags creating a colorful perimeter of the tastefully lit room. Included with the fine visual set up was a ceremonial beginning to the ball which featured a color detail by U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bays Color Guard, the singing of the na tional anthem, a remembrance detail commemorating prisoners of war and those missing in action, and speeches by NAVSTAs command master chief, Navy Master Chief Jeffery Tidwell; NAVSTAs deputy chaplain, Navy Lt. Baron Miller; NAVSTAs commander, Navy Capt. John Nettleton and Cozad. In 1775, it was cannons and cut lasses, said Tidwell in regards to the humble beginnings of our Navy. Today, our ships, aircrafts and submarines and their assorted weaponry make us the most feared and powerful navy to ever sail the worlds oceans. During Nettletons speech addressed to the packed ballroom, he stressed that the night was about enjoying the event, as that is what our fallen brothers and sisters would like. He also expressed his sentiments of being NAVSTAs commander. Im pretty proud to be comm ander of a naval station that supports such a wide and varied and professional group of tenants. When introducing Cozad as the guest speaker, he transitioned the two leaders speeches with a compliment to JTF Story and photos by Sgt. Kenneth Tucceri


7 GTMOs commander. This is a really vital job, but probably the most vital possible to fill down here is the JTF commander, said Nettleton. Ive been blessed since Ive been down here with three wonderful JTF com manders. In his speech, Cozad referenced some of the Navys greatest leaders, such as Navy Adm. George Dewey, a Span ish-American War hero; Adm. William Bull Halsey, commander of the South Pacific fleet during WWII and Commodore Stephen Decatur, who became known as the conqueror of the Barbary pirates. The Barbary Wars was the naval conflict commemorated during the ball. It was during this conflict the Marine Corps Hymn got the phrase, to the shores of Tripoli. He also named some other, less er-known heroes. One especially well-received anecdote was the story of Calvin Grahams. When this young mans battleship came over fire by Japanese during WWII, young Petty Officer Calvin Grahams suffered significant burns to his body and had his front teeth knocked out by flying shrapnel from enemy anti-aircraft guns, said Cozad. Despite his injuries, he pressed on to rescue numerous and countless fellow crew members. Its interesting to note that due to a fraudulent enlistment, Petty Officer Graham was only 12 years old at the time. There are numerous other faceless heroes in the history of our Navy and our naval service, added Cozad. After the speeches, dinner was served. This was followed by a raffle, which saw prizes ranging from GoPro cameras, a Bose speaker, a large flat-screen TV, gift cards for the NEX and, the grand prize, a $2,500 travel voucher. The night continued with dancing, laughing and high-spirited merriment, just as those who served before and those yet to serve would hope for it to be. You can all be proud of the profes sion you chose, remarked Cozad. Regardless of the color of your uniform I couldnt be more proud to stand up wearing this uniform in your presence tonight and having the privilege to serve alongside each and every one of you.


8 Story and photos by Sgt. Christopher Vann Just as summer has transitioned to fall, likewise, Joint Task Force Guantanamo will see a change of faces, however the mission will continue, as the 189th Military Police Company transferred authority to the 670th MP Company at Bulkeley Field Oct. 9. The ceremony began in traditional fashion with the singing of The Star Spangled Banner by Army Sgt. Iannet ta Pratt, a human resource sergeant with the 339th MP Company. Following an invocation provided by Army Capt. Brady Frederick, Army Lt. Col. John A. Fivian, the 525th MP Battalion commander, thanked the formation and honored guests for their attendance and said that he was proud of the work the 189th MP Company has done during their tenure. To the Soldiers of the 189th, hold your head high, you have worked incredibly long hours in conditions the general public couldnt imagine, and you have done so while maintaining professionalism, said Fivian. As Ive told you on numerous occasions, Im extremely proud of you. Fivian went on to address the incom ing unit of the 670th MP Company, and welcomed them to the Vigilant Warrior family. As of today, youre a vital part of one of the most strategically sensitive missions being conducted by conventional forces, said Fivian. This deployment will only add to the proud history of your unit. Learn from those that have come before you, make your mark, take actions today to not regret tomorrow. Vigilant Warriors are honor bound to defend freedom. Army Capt. Mendel Corneille, the 189th MP Company commander, spoke on behalf of his unit. Today is a blissful day, as well as a day of sorrow, said Corneille. Today we celebrate your success as we approach the end of our tenure as a command team. Corneille highlighted numerous accolades his company achieved while continuing to focus on their mission. Whether you were a Soldier working in Camp 5 or a support Soldier, you were vital to this mission. Know that we understand what you do and what you go through on a daily basis, said Corneille. As we go forward, you can still see a Regulator, manning the tier, doing so with pride. Motivated, dedicated, with perseverance and the utmost professionalism. Army 1st Lt. James Stanfield, com mander of the 670th MP Company, kept his speech short and to the point. To the 525th MP Battalion, thank you for welcoming us into the battalion, we are privileged to be here and look forward to mission accomplishment. 189th transfers authority to 670th 189th transfers authority to 670th


9 October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As defined by the National Coalition Against Domes tic Violence, Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Regardless of its form, domestic violence hurts individuals, voids moral credibility, ruins families and weakens communities. Unfortunately, domestic violence is prevalent in the military, particularly in light of the high operational tempo and the strain it puts on Service members and their families. At Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, whether military or civilian, anyone can be an advocate against domestic vio lence, not just in October, but every day. Friends, family members and other bystanders who witness domestic vio lence or believe someone is being abused can play a large role in helping to end the violence, said GTMO domestic violence victim advocate Kristie Traver. Victims often confide first in someone close to them. Traver says, those made aware of a domestic violence situation should en courage the victim regardless if theyre military or not to seek help through re stricted or unrestricted reporting, so that they can get help with safety planning and other services. A restricted report allows the victim to receive services such as medical, counseling and advocacy without trig gering command notification or investi gation. Restricted reports may be made to the domestic abuse victim advocate, the Family Advocacy representative at the Fleet and Family Support Center, to a physician or to any Chaplain. Unrestricted reports may also be made to the above listed individuals, the military members chain of command or law enforcement personnel. In addition to providing victim services, unrestricted reports provide for offender accountabil ity through their command, the Family Advocacy Program, possible prosecu tion of offenses and treatment programs for both offenders and victims. Deployment environments, like Joint Task Force Guantanamo, could be sus ceptible to domestic violence as well. We often hear that domestic violence isnt an issue for deployed personnel be cause their spouse/partner is not physically located with them, but domestic violence isnt only physical abuse, said Traver. It also includes emotional, psychological and verbal abuse which can take place whether face-to-face or a thousand miles apart given modern technology. In the opening statement of his Sept. 30 proclamation, President Barack Obama stated, Domestic violence af fects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every indi vidual is able to live free from fear. For those of you stationed, living or deployed here in GTMO, take a stand against domestic violence. 8 This week, there have been lots of shifts in the top 25, the biggest being Mississippi State taking the number one spot in the AP Top 25, as well as the Power Ranking poll, pushing last years National Champs, the Florida State Seminoles, to No. 2. College Game Day will be making its way down to Tallahassee for the second time this year to participate in the Florida State Notre Dame game. Both teams are currently in the top 5, and fighting for one of the four playoff spots. Neither team has been overly impressive this year, but being a home game for the Seminoles, I see them taking this win from the Fighting Irish. Kansas State is coming off a long break to head over to Oklahoma, who won a close game against the Texas Long Horns last week. Both teams have put up identical numbers this sea son, but I predict Oklahoma will take this one all the way. Texas A&M took a big hit last week when they lost to Ole Miss at home. This week, they are the taking on Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Alabama struggled with Arkansas last week, so this week theyll be coming out with something to prove, giving them an edge over Texas A&M. Oklahoma State and TCU each have one loss under their belts coming into this game. This will be a home game for TCU, who just lost a very hard fought game against Baylor. Statistical ly TCU should win this game, but I like the way Oklahoma State has played this year, and that is why Im picking the Cowboys to win this matchup. Arizona State will be playing Stan ford this weekend at home. As long as the Sun Devils defense plays as well as its offense, there should be no reason for them to lose this game. Story by Staff Sgt. Robert Ponder (1) Mississippi State (2) Florida State (3) Ole Miss (4) Baylor (5) Notre Dame (6) Auburn (7) Alabama (8) Michigan State (9) Oregon (10) Georgia (11) Oklahoma (12) TCU (13) Ohio State (14) Kansas State (15) Oklahoma State (16) Arizona (17) Arizona State (18) East Carolina (19) Nebraska (20) Utah (21) Texas A&M (22) USC (23) Stanford (24) Clemson (25) Marshall 2 Story by Spc. Nadine White


10Nearly 30,000 runners invaded Washington, D.C. for the annual Army Ten-Miler event, the largest ten mile race in the world, Sunday. Individuals and military units from all over the world participate every year, including Joint Task Force Guantanamos 525th Military Police Battalion, who sent 12 of their own runners to compete. As is tradition in many places, the 525th hosted an Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run, organized by the 342nd MP Company and officially sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union. Service members and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents could run for their own goals or shadow a peer, friend or family member who may be running the same race elsewhere. Army 1st Sgt. William Schultz, first sergeant for the 342nd MP Company, said the support for Saturdays race exceeded expectations, with the volunteer force for the race outnumbering the mornings 115 runners. It goes to show the community that exists here in GTMO along with the camaraderie between all the different Service members who work together here, said Schultz. Despite not having tens of thousands of runners and the myriad of personal stories that go with such a large atten dance, GTMOs own race still had participants with unique experiences and reasons for running. Some just wanting to finish the race to show they could do it, while others have been doing it for a couple of years. Army Staff Sgts. Karen Skoczylas and David Camara from the 747th MP Company have been running the 10-miler for the past five years. Their first time, they signed up for the Washington D.C. race ahead of time while still deployed to Iraq, and have done their best to fly out for the race ever since. This year was their fifth time running and their first time not in the nations capitol. In the past weve run alongside all kinds of people, in cluding wounded warriors, said Skoczylas. This time were getting to run it with other branches that support wounded warriors. Army Pfc. Nick Tano amongst others came out to shad ow his fellow 342nd Soldier who was part of the 12 sent to Washington, D.C. Tano came just short of reaching his goal time but says simply finishing felt awesome, as hes never run the Army Ten-Miler before. The GTMO route ran from the Windjammer parking lot to Windmill Beach and back, with volunteers cheering and handing out water along the way. Shadow RunnersStory and photos by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes


11 haplains olumn By Army Capt. Brady Frederick Its just stuff Flag FootballSoftball GTMO sports standings AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. Husker Doos 8-0 2. GTMO Latino+ 7-1 3. The Black Sheeps 5-1 4. MisFits 3-2 5. The Leftovers 4-3 6. Nailed It! 2-4 7. Red Apple 2-5 8. Poker Jokers 2-6 9. Non-Jerks 1-6 10. PT-Romaniacs 0-6 NATIONAL LEAGUE 1. Outcasts 4-0 2. Here Come the Runs 5-1 3. Boondoggles 4-1 4. 391st Paladins 3-2 5. GTMO Goonies 3-2 6. Puddle Pirates 3-3 7. WMPA 3-4 8. Jerks 1-4 9. React to Extract 0-4 10. Swift Justice 0-5 WEST 1. Here Come the Runs 3-0 2. 391st Paladins 3-1 3. Thunder 2-1 4. Grizzlies 2-1 5. Goin Deep 2-2 6. The Abusement Park 2-2 EAST 1. BEEF 5-0 2. SH Money Team 3-1 3. Crazyhorse 3-2 4. Boston BDs 2-2 5. The Pirates! 2-2 6. Gerbils 1-3 7. Confusion 1-3 8. MCSFCO 0-4 Construction began on Gold Hill Towers. This was the first major con struction on the base since 1965. When completed, the Unaccompa nied Enlisted Personnel Housing at Gold Hill was able to accommodate 1,340 persons. The quarters are air-con ditioned and contained three lobbies and recreation rooms. The UEPH and the Gold Hill Galley were completed in January 1970. During the building of Gold Hill Towers, evidence that Guantanamo Bay is very much in the minds of Cuban-Americans was presented in a touching and salient manner. As the construction workers opened cartons of windows, in each carton a message was found marked in pencil on legal-sized yellow tablet paper. Each message read, made by Cuban Refugees, Miami --Gob Bless you all at Guantanamo Base. The windows were made and packaged by the Crosely Window Corporation of Miami. Oct. 13, 1968 As we move further into National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we think of the different connections we make with individuals in our lives. Some of these connections include romantic, familial, friendship and occupational. Within each relationship the potential for growth is abun dant, which in turn can add to our feelings of self worth and per sonal growth. These relationships are considered healthy relationships and a necessary part of healthy living. We must understand however, that there is no such thing as a perfect rela tionship. We sometimes realize that we put our trust and faith in others and do not receive the same respect in return. If we are hurt or abused, then it is safe to say that the relationship is unhealthy. This is not to be confused with normal frustrations and disagreements that take place in any relationship; abusive relationships cause a deeply negative effect on your life. If you find yourself in a relationship where you feel unsafe or unhappy due to abuse, whether physical or emotional, please seek assistance. JSMART is available as a resource. Trifecta SpotTheJSMART An old proverb states that a fool and his money are soon parted. So are Troopers and their stuff. This week my wife and I divided our home into two categories: our necessities went into a closet; everything else was packed away not to be seen again for about 90 days. During my time in the Army, this scene has played out dozens of times. Most of you here are living out of two bags, and most of that is military gear. I get it. I once lived out of a footlocker for 15 months. What surprises me when I am reunited with my goods, is just how much stuff I actually own. Surprisingly though, in the months when I didnt have it, I didnt really miss much of it at all. Well, except my mattress. In the military Ive slept on stiff, hard mattresses, cots, in an ambulance and even in a chicken coop. Each time I thought to myself, there is no place like home on my own mattress. As for the rest of my stuff, I actually get a sense of freedom when all the clutter disappears. We spend a surprisingly large amount of our time acquiring material posses sions. Over the years, it all adds up. I find myself constantly thinking that I need the newest version of that thing, or that this other thing will make my life so much easier, so I better buy it. Yet when the moving truck carts it all away and I am left with just one closet I realize there is little I actually need. The rest is just, well, stuff. Most major faiths warn us about the accumulation of material goods. The Bible reminds us that we should store up treasures not here on Earth where moths and vermin destroy them, but in heaven. For where our treasure is, there is our heart.


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