The wire
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Volume 9, Issue 30 Friday, September 19, 2008 A JTF Journal Navy Chief, Navy Pride Sweet, sweet advancement J6 in action Keeping your information safe


JTF-GTMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby Joint Task Force CMC: Navy Command Master Chief Brad LeVault Office of Public Affairs: Director: Navy Cmdr. Rick Haupt: 9928 Deputy: Army Lt. Col. Edward Bush: 9927 Supervisor: Army 1st Sgt. Patrick Sellen: 3649The WireEditor: Army Staff Sgt. Paul Meeker: 3651 Assistant Editor: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Johnstone: 3594 Layout and Design: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Keen: 3594 Army Sgt. Scott Griffin: 3594 Army Sgt. Jody Metzger: 3592 Web Design: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Wolff: 8154 Staff Writers: Army Sgt. Jody Metzger: 3592 Army Spc. Shanita Simmons: 3589 Army Spc. Daniel Welch: 3589Contact us:Base Information: 2000 Public Affairs Office: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651Cover Photo By:Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert ClowneyOnline:www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milJointTaskForce-Guantanamo, produces The Wire, which is printed under the provisions of Department of Defense Instruction 5120.4 The Public Affairs Office JTF GUANTANAMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, Jr. Joint Task Force CMC: Navy Command Master Chief Brad LeVault Office of Public Affairs: Director: Navy Cmdr. Pauline Storum: 9928 Deputy: Army Maj. Richard Morehouse: 9927 Supervisor: Army 1st Sgt. James Venske: 3649The WireExecutive Editor: Army 1st Lt. Adam Bradley: 3596 Editor:Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson: 3651Assistant Editors: Army Staff Sgt. Emily Russell: 2171 Army Staff Sgt. Gretel Sharpee: 3594 Staff Writers: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric: 3499 Army Spc. Megan Burnham: 3592 Army Pfc. Eric Liesse: 3589Contact usEditors Desk: 3651 or 3596 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3651 Email: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milThe WIRE is the official news magazine of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is produced by the JTF Public Affairs Office to inform and educate the Troopers of JTF Guantanamo through news, features, command guidance, sports and entertainment. The WIRE seeks to provide maximum disclosure with minimum delay with regards to security, accuracy, propriety and policy. This DoD news magazine is an authorized publication for the members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The WIRE are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or Joint Task Force Guantanamo. It is printed by the Document Automation & Production Service with a circulation of 1000. COVER: Nineteen Sailors participated in a Chief pinning ceremony at the Windjammer Ballroom Tuesday, Sept. 16. For more details, see story on page 4. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy nd Class Jayme PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008Tactics change, but not intentArmy Master Sgt. Thomas Richards__________________________________The Army aint what it used to be and it never was. Example: We are not shackled by doctrine, but we can enable better Army doctrine to be developed as the mission changes and yes, there will be changes. Yet keep in mind the foundations and fundamentals that will apply throughout your career. Command and control (C2) has evolved into C4I, or Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information. There is an eclectic mix of communications and computer products in the military and open market that keep many contractors and government agencies employed making our network work. Yet knowing the commanders intent is fundamental to mission success. Communications, Computers and Information rest on the foundation of Command and Control, and ought to be based on four principles Mobility, Survivability, Sustainability, and Responsiveness. Yes, commanders may use multi-band satellite links over complex networks or just audio frequency (voice), yet you can be sure the commands will be based on sure foundations. Consider the United States Constitution this code has proven invulnerable to attacks and is often copied. Because it allows for new and different concepts of freedom, allowing future generations to evolve, we will continue to uphold and defend it.


FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 | MI SS ION THE WIRE | PAGE 3J6 keeps all systems onlineThis server farm supports the various computer networks of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. By the end of November these units will be transferred to a newer facility in Camp Bulkeley that will provide greater protection from heavy rains and hurricanes.See J6/12 J6 contractor Elgen Lathan, left, provides technical assistance to Freedom of Information Act manager Randolph Cothran Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 16. The J6 Help Desk is one of the many services provided to support Joint Task Force Guantanamo.Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson____________________________ Matrix, but Robert Worrell knows how the mysterious world of J6 works. And well he should. Worrell a General Dynamics employee has been chief of operations for J6 the past three and one-half years, and has seen his area of responsibility grow. Today J6 provides round the clock support to more than 50 locations on base for communications, including approximately 1,200 NIPR, 800 SIPR, and 150 JWICS computing systems and accounts with asynchronous transfer mode redundancy between the major distribution nodes. In addition, J6 manages a number of resources from Internet access, electronic teleconferencing, closed-circuit television feeds, video over Internet protocol, network routing and switching. J6 also to support database applications such as the Detainee Information Management System (DIMS) for camp management, Biometric Automated Toolset, Document Exploitation, proGres for Migrant Operations, and others. J6 uses several enterprise management applications to track software licensing, application subscriptions, asset tracking, as provide real-time network status, and remote management of switches, routers, encryption devices, and bandwidth utilization. During his tenure, Worrell oversaw the migration of approximately 75 servers spanning across four networks from Windows NT to an active directory environment, more than 1,300 client migrations to Windows XP, as well as the periodic hardware refresh of systems reaching their end of life. J6 also supports communications requirements for new building infrastructure, from conducting site surveys, determining equipment for contracting, and the installation of networking equipment, which allows the various automated systems across the Joint Task Force to communicate with each other. These major projects are a collective effort Naval Station and JTF engineers, and other partners whose support ranges from inside plant to long-haul communications. Worrell credits the success of the J6


MISSION | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 PAGE 4 | THE WIRE Ask the Chief in the Windjammer Ballroom, Sept. 16. nd Chiefs are the builders of Sailors and the builders of the future. Navy Capt. Mark Leary, commander U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Army Staff Sgt. Gretel Sharpee____________________________Nineteen Navy chief covers lay glimmering under the hot lights in the Windjammer ballroom for the Chief Petty U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Sept. 16. direct Once spoken, there is no question of intent, said Navy Capt. Mark of Sailors and the builders of the future. or E-7, is a prestigious accomplishment no other service regards as highly as the Navy. Chiefs are considered experts in their mission and developing Sailors. These newly pinned Chiefs started the promotion process by taking their rating exam in January. If they passed, they had to put a packet together to be reviewed by a board who would then decide if they could be eligible to become a Chief Select. Once a Chief Select, these candidates endured a 47-day training regime to ensure they were named Chief. The ceremony only lasted one hour, but with all of its responsibilities. position you have now achieved and the word exalted is used advisedly exists because of the attitude and performance of the Chiefs before you. It shall exist only as long as you and your fellow Chiefs maintain these standards. Chief Petty


THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 | MI SS ION Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell____________________________Out-processing. Words that signify the beginning of the end of a Troopers tour at Guantanamo Baybut can also bring a groan of discontent with thoughts of the work ahead to get cleared from the island. Clearing Guantanamo Bay isnt nearly as complicated as it once may have been thanks to the efforts of the Joint Personnel Reception Center and a re-invented procedure intended to help Joint Task Force Troopers cut down on the time it takes them to complete their out-processing checklist. have improved tremendously because JPRC], said Air Force Capt. Kira Cooper, service members realize, said Army Sgt. JPRC gets a list of everyone scheduled to out-process. Once we generate this roster, I send it to 13 different agencies, like Phoenix Cable, J-4 motor pool and the armory, and have them verify if the individual is cleared or not. This helps to pre-clear them and save them time running all over the base. whether a Trooper has any unresolved issues, Kutyreff creates individual out processing check lists that allow Troopers to skip that agency, if theyve been cleared. out-processing to take one week if they do not have access to a vehicle and are required to take a bus or depend on others Fly like an eagle J-1 section helps JTF Troopers clear for takeofffor transportation. A diligent Trooper with a vehicle can realistically out-process in one day, but not everyone has access to a vehicle, said Kutyreff. Completing the out-processing checklist is important. A representative from each agency must sign off to verify the Trooper made the visit, unless they were pre-cleared and not required to stop. If an agency preclears the Trooper, it is indicated on their out-processing checklist. mistake Troopers made was not clearing with a certain agency, like Phoenix Cable they did not do business with a certain agency, they didnt have to visit them. That clearing eliminates that confusion. Without the clearing process complete, an individual can easily be held on the island until their paperwork is done. Should someone leave with any outstanding debts or unresolved issues, the potential negative result could follow them to their next command. The JPRC has the authroity to retain anyone who has not successfully completed their out-processing checklist. individuals who did not complete the someone leaves an outstanding debt, the government, and ultimately the tax payer, is left holding the bill. When Troopers arrive at Guantanamo and in-process, the JPRC get an estimate on their departure date. That information goes into their database. The only way they know if a departure date has changed is if a service member or unit admin clerk contacts them. service members, their command, and our that units give us accurate information on individual departure dates. We want units to stress the importance of out-processing properly to their people so service members complete the process. The purpose of the JPRC is to maintain 100 percent accountability of every person that comes to Guantanamo Bay. any issues they should call or email our of out-processing and show Troopers how easy the process really is.


LOCA L SP OR TS | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 PAGE 6 | THE WIRE racquetball tournament include Eric Bey and Bob Grassino. Intense competition in close proximitiesEric Bey serves the ball to John Tickner in tournament held at Denich Gym, Sept. 12. Doubles Results1st Eric Bey & 2nd Bob Grassino & Jesse Webster Army Spc. Megan Burnham____________________________The chance for experienced and novice players to compete in an enclosed room, armed with only goggles and a racquet, striking a rubber ball at speeds up to 200 mph was an opportunity that couldnt be missed by 14 racquetball enthusiasts. The chance arose at Denich Gym, Sept. 12 and 13 when Morale Welfare and Recreation hosted a singles and doubles racquetball tournament. Both tournaments were double elimination which gave a single player or two-person team a second chance if they lost a set at any point during the tournament. The game of racquetball is a confusing sport in terms of all the rules associated with the game. To start off, a set is made up of three games where opponents need to win two out of the three to advance to the next points and if both players win a game, the third game is conducted as a tie-breaker is played to 11 points. To obtain points, the player serving must win the rally by outplaying their opponent. Ways to loose a rally include: letting the struck, the ball not reaching the front wall after being struck, hitting the ball where it hits another player, or touching the ball with body or uniform. The singles tournament consisted of eight players and was conducted on Sept. 12, starting at 6 p.m. and lasted until midnight. Army Capt. Eric Bey won the singles Rob Boyce while Coast Guard Cmdr. Bob Only three two-player teams attended the doubles tournament on Sept. 13. After four hours of intense competition, Bey With only three teams participating in the tournament, everyone was awarded with a trophy. The tournament was provided on behalf of MWR. For information on upcoming events, contact the Denich Gym at 77262.


FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 | MOVIE RECON THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Brothers at arms Army Pfc. Eric Liesse____________________________Will Farrell and Judd Apatow have essentially cornered the market on raunchy and idiotic comedy, and America loves of Ricky Bobby was painfully hilarious, but it was clever and sometimes almost Brothers, couldnt be more overt even if it had Andrew Dice Clay. director Adam Mckay, Farrell and John C. Reilly star as jobless, sleepwalking 39 and 40 year olds, respectively. Farrell plays Brennan Huff, who lives with his divorced mother, played classily by Mary Steenburgen. Reilly plays Dale Doback and lives off his short-fused, doctor-father, played by Richard Jenkins. When the slackers parents meet and quickly marry, Brennan and Dale must learn to live together including sharing the same room. The new siblings start hating each other before even meeting, and it soon erupts in a house-destroying, all-out, hilarious brawl after Brennan plays Dales sacred drum set. Brennans mom has Dales dad break up the to take responsibly for their lives and get jobs. When the brothers go to interviews together in tuxedos their failure is perpetual humor.The pair truly bond when Brennans younger, successful, sleazy brother Derek (Adam Scott), shows for dinner. Dale and Brennan hide in the tree house, and Derek before. Finally, Dale punches Derek straight out of the tree. From then on, the stepbrothers are best friends. Farrell and Reilly have worked together successfully before, and their comedy plays off each other perfectly for these lame-brain outings. Most scenes appear to be mostly improvisation, but if they are tightly scripted, that just shows their natural on-screen chemistry. Thankfully, the comedy and nonsensical jokes work well for Three Stooges-level slapstick and one-liners. The latest outing by Farrell and producer Apatow, may be more extreme than their previous works, as it pushes the R rating to its limits. From mild nudity to gross misuse of a Guns N Roses song, the audience will Steenburgen screams multiple profanities at one point though it seems classy when she does it. win over new Farrell or Reilly fans, ones. For fans of raunchy and idiotic cinema with a touch of feeling, this is one sibling rivalry worth watching.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE THE WIRE | PAGE 9JTF Guantanamo photos byNavy Petty Officer 1st Class Josh Treadwell and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric The Navys newest Guantanamo Bay inducted the U.S. Navys newest Chief Petty Officers in the time-honored Chiefs pinning ceremony at the Windjammer ballroom Tuesday, Sept. 16. Many rates were included from both Joint Task Force Guantanamo and Naval Station commands including one Coast Guard chief dressed in blue. Nineteen Petty Officer Selectees stand awaiting the official pinning. Navy Chiefs salute as the newly pinned Chief arrives. After the ceremony, a recieving line was formed to congratulate the new Chiefs. The Hospital Color Guard officially comences the ceremony. Chief Harry Hladun III is the first to be pinned Chief during the ceremony. Chief Ricky Carter has the chiefs hat placed on him during the pinning ceremony.


NE WS & IN F ORMA T ION | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 PAGE 10 | THE WIRERadio Gitmo rocks to support JTF Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell____________________________Joint Task Force Guantanamo Morale Welfare and Recreation teamed up with Radio Gitmo to entertain Troopers at Kittery Caf with music and contests to cultivate interest in upcoming MWR events. Army Sgt. Brandin Paul Schumann, MWR representative for the JTF, realized the potential for bringing the radio station to the caf. Troopers. Its good advertisement for the program and gives Troopers a chance to win or buy Radio Gitmo T-shirt, and listen mission is to advertise MWR events and get the word out to JTF Troopers, especially those who work in the camps because they havent been getting the word about events that take place. Radio Gitmo, a naval station asset, has had little direct involvement with the JTF in the past. biggest obstacle weve had. We didnt have a point of contact for the JTF before Sgt. Schumann. Hopefully we can do this more st Class radio station. Despite some minor technical to pull off a successful and engaging event for the Troopers. said Navy Seaman Apprentice Christina Gabaldon, a radio personality who worked getting Radio Gitmo T-shirts so we came to them. Were having contests to see who can speak like the best pirate, and giving away T-shirts, coins, and bags. Schumanns goal is to see more Troopers at MWR events so they know what is available for them. Any ideas for MWR events can be emailed to him to send through the chain of command for approval. lot of MWR info and made some Troopers happy, said Pagan. and were glad to support him, he added. Radio Gitmo will be teaming up with Schumann for another MWR promotion at Kittery Caf on Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and at the Seaside Galley on Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. noon.


FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 | NE WS & IN F ORMA T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Thursday at the Naval Station Chapel. Navy Command Master Chief Bradley LeVault provides remarks during the memorial service last Thursday.See MEMORIAL/13 Remembering the day Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson____________________________Outside the Naval Station Chapel, last Thursday was just another day. Inside, a near-capacity crowd gathered to quietly remember the attacks that prompted the United States to declare a War on Terror, and to remember the victims of those attacks. Navy Cmdr. Sal Aguilera, the head chaplain for the Naval Station, noted that the word memorial people remember some person or event. gave their lives in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania, and we recall the events as a remembrance on the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Navy Command Master Chief Guantanamo, introduced himself as a Sailor. He explained that the oath of enlistment, in which he vowed to protect the nation against foreign or domestic enemies, took on added meaning seven years ago. supporting with all of you our nations war


NE WS & IN F ORMA T ION | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 PAGE 12 | THE WIRE Before Working Out Get a medical check-up if have not been exercising regularly Warm-up and stretch 10 to 15 minutes before, prevents strains and sprains Hydrate at least 20 oz. of cool water 30 min. prior When its hot, schedule activity o during the coolest part of the day or exercise indoors Do not consume alcohol Alcohol accelerates dehydration, o reduces performance, impairs judgment and increases willingness to take risks Get acclimated to new climates before conducting intense outdoor exercises Wear proper clothing During Work Out Start slowly and gradually build up to a sustained level of performance A complete program will develop o muscular strength Dont overstress on body parts Jog on established jogging paths where Reduce running on concrete o o clothing Use proper types equipment and know how to use them properly Irregularities in heart beat Chest discomfort Including pain, tightness, pressure, o constriction, or a feeling of smothering Cessation of perspiration hot, dry skin and confusion Muscle cramps After Work Out Cool down Stretch and sip water o Put away equipment Allow enough time for recovery before next workout session If injury occurs: R Rest the sprain I Ice it C Compress it E Elevate the part of the body *Seek medical attention if experiencing any of the following symptoms: inability to move arm or leg, a locked joint is noticeable, persistent swelling occurs, detect a grinding feeling J6 Co-ed volleyball champsPPI Company won the MWR Co-ed Summer Volleyball League with a record of 14-1, leading a 16-team competition. Pictured are (front row, left to right): Daglus Bosco and Linda Perez. Second row (l-r): Lupe Beltran, team captain, and Shelly Waterman. Back row (l-r): Shijo Chacko, Jay Sivadasan, Dileep Divakaran, Sikandar Rai and Anu Kuriakose. to the professional men and women contractor and military who support the JTF detention and intelligence mission. He also stressed the importance of the Help the J6 a staff of 15 that covers every territory comprising the JTF. Help Desk technicians interact daily with customers, from manning the phones, providing remote assistance, and supporting users in to provide prompt resolution to inquiries, or seek deep-level support. Worrell said that many service calls to the Help Desk are application-related, such as guidance on how to use a program or a particular feature. These calls can take up to 30 minutes, limiting Help Desk availability for hardware or network issues. J6 offers training for groups at its Camp America training facility (N001), or onesuch as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Training can be scheduled by calling the Help Desk, and Worrell said that taking advantage of this offer would reduce the number of service calls. Worrell also urged each unit to make better use of their information technology able to help you with most day-to-day IT incidents. Worrell said that J6 also provides incident management application (USD), which provides visibility of their unit work orders. J6 is preparing to move its server farm to a new site behind the Joint Task Force Headquarters by the end of November. Worrell explained that the new location offers better protection from heavy rains or hurricanes. For technical assistance or to schedule a southcom.mil


FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 | VOICE O F T HE FORCE PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 13MEMORIAL few thousand yards from this very spot. like those in Iraq or Afghanistan, need no prompting on any day of the year to remember why our nation is at war and the importance of this date. and defend the U.S. constitution, directly or indirectly, by maintaining safe and humane care of enemy combatants. He also spoke about what he described as American ideology, one that does not discriminate based on race, color or religious beliefs. our liberties as citizens or residents of the United States protect them from those who want to destroy our ideology and erase our liberties. The program concluded with a solemn ringing of a bell in the back of the chapel. coordinated the memorial, and participated with readings and singing. Boots on the GroundWhat is your favorite saying or movie quote?by Army Staff Sgt. Emily J. Russell nd Class Jennifer Barnard nd Class Henry Papa rd Class Ron Alinger Army Sgt. Sean Reeves Hold on Baby Jesus, this is gonna get bumpy! Talledega Nights Boy, your mama sure does care about your education. Forrest Gump Honorbound. What the duck?


? LI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 PAGE 14 | THE WIREthroughout the day when you can praise and thank God or ask for His divine help for yourself and others. When the operation tempo is intense, brief prayers interspersed throughout your duty day may Some major prayer themes: Ask God to guard your body, soul, and spirit and to help (Ephesians 6:10-18). Ask God to guard your loved ones and to give them His strength, courage, peace, and joy. Ask God to help you execute your duties with skill, courage, and diligence, and to make you an example to your comrades-in-arms of how a Christ-like warrior should live and serve. Ask God to give supernatural discernment, willpower, courage, and ability to those who lead the nation, the armed forces, and your unit. Ask God to protect the warriors who serve with you and their loved ones. Ask God to grant you love for your fellow warriors and opportunities to show them the love and truth of Pray for those against whom you must righteousness.How should a Warrior pray Army Col. Don Martin, retired ____________________________________________(Editors Note: This message was originally published by OCF Publications, 2002, and is reprinted in The Soldiers Bible) After the death of Moses, Joshua led Israel to besiege Jericho. our enemies? place where you are standing is holy. And Joshua did so (Joshua 5:13-15). In like manner, Christian warriors today should not focus on praying in obedience to Jesus Christ? What fundamentals and themes of prayer should a Christian warrior focus on when war comes? A response limited to one page in COMMAND cant be exhaustive. It can, however, offer a starting point for warriors who long to pray effectively and for those who love them and support them in prayer. Continually give thanks that, spiritually, you are seated with Christ in the heavens (Ephesians 2:4-7). lead and assist you. Give Him praise and glory in every circumstance of your life. Pray for a biblical understanding of your duty as an agent of human government. Chapters 12 and 13 of Romans provide clear direction. Do not seek to punish others for personal wrongs done to you. God-given obligation of suppressing evil deeds and punishing those who commit them. Ask God to grant servant of the American people, as you execute the legal orders of those who have been elected to lead our nation Pray that God will conform your character into the character of Jesus Christ. This is His eternal purpose for you (Romans 8:29). for the good is that God uses them to His Son. Pray that He will do so in these days. Pray that Jesus Christ will be exalted and that Gods purposes for the nations, peoples, and tribes of who created the universe and who sustains it by His word of power was not surprised by the attacks of these terrorists. Ask Him to display His holiness, majesty, power, love, mercy, and righteous judgment to all peoples throughout the world. Ask God to teach you to become more effective in prayer. Study the Scripture, and learn to pray using biblical content or passages from the Bible. (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Take advantage of brief moments


THE WIRE | PAGE 15 FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 | 15 MINU T E S O F FAME A cut above the rest nd Class Chris Frederick sprays lubricant on hair clippers prior to a detainee haircut. JTF Guantanamo photo by nd Class Jayme Pastoric____________________________In the military, we hold our standard of appearance to high levels. We make sure our shave in clean and in regulations, and our uniforms are neat and pressed. We conduct physical training regularly making sure we can meet our physical test requirements. Our appearance is half of how we are perceived. Appearance and grooming standards for the detainees are also kept in the in the forefront of Joint Task Force. Making sure the detainees have the opportunity to have hair cuts is one of the luxuries one JTF Troopers provides. nd Class Chris Frederick is the Joint Detention Group detainee barber. Frederick provides his services of hair cuts and beard trimming to all of the camps and is constantly busy. them in their best state of mind, because they want their hair cut. Frederick, a licensed barber, uses his tools and his techniques to keep the detainees quality of life at a high standard. the clippers all over, said Frederick, referring to the most popular haircut style trim their beards and mustaches only if they request it. In a predetermined room, or in the middle of the block, Frederick lays out all of his grooming tools and prepares his clippers. He takes his time cleaning the edges and applying oil to keep the heat and friction to a minimum. Once a detainee asks for a trim, they are moved to a makeshift barber chair and a sheet is draped over the top half of the body. Frederick begins, taking the utmost care make the process smooth and comfortable. show up to offer haircuts, said Frederick. know I will do a good job.


AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, SE PT EMBER 19, 2008 nd Class Mark Favro, an operations specialist for the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, opens a care package sent by the General Mills corporation to a large number Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers JTF Guantanamo photo Gitmo rocks Kittery Cafe to support Joint Task Force Troopers, promote morale, welfare and recreation, and give Troopers a chance to win Radio Gitmo gear. JTF Guantanamo Army Pfc. Christopher Johnson, a lightwheeled vehicle mechanic with the 525th Military Police Battalion, removes the rim from a tire. JTF Guantanamo Army Maj. Anthony Guerrero, of the Joint Task Force J3 section, examines a handmade wooden humidor made by Cuban migrants in the Navy Exchange atrium. JTF Guantanamo photo st Class Around the