The wire
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098620/00408
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Title: The wire
Uniform Title: Wire (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Joint Task Force Guantánamo
Publisher: 362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
Place of Publication: Guanta´namo Bay Cuba
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Publication Date: 04-30-2010
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
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System Details: Mode of access: Internet at the NAVY NSGTMO web site. Address as of 9/15/05: http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire.asp; current access is available via PURL.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 3, issue 5 (Jan. 3, 2003); title from caption (publisher Web site PDF, viewed on Sept. 15, 2005) .
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PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 JTF GUANTANAMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. Tom Copeman Command Master Chief: Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Scott A. Fleming Office of Public Affairs Director: Navy Cmdr. Brad Fagan: 9928 Deputy Director: Navy Lt. John Ferrari: 9927 Operations Officer: Army Capt. Robert Settles: 3649 Supervisor: Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Randy Dunham: 3649 The Wire Executive Editor, Command Information NCOIC, Photojournalist: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Flynn: 3592 Editor, Photojournalist: Army Spc. Tiffany Addair: 3499 Photojournalists: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Richardson Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Harris Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Allen Army Sgt. Cody Black Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin R. Wheeler Contact us Editors Desk: 3499 or 3594 From the continental United States: Commercial: 011-53-99-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil COVER:Army Pfc. Kyle Wojcik, 525th Military Police Battalion, takes down Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Garcia during combatives training at G.J. Denich Gym, April 22. JTF Guantanamo photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin R. Wheeler BACK COVER: Army Pvt. Justin Champion, 525th MP Battalion, rinses his eyes out after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during a training exercise at Camp America, April 20. JTF Guantanamo photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin R. Wheeler The 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 regard 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 1,000.Leadership laboratory JTF Guantanamo Senior Enlisted Leader__________________________________________Recently, we conducted the Joint Task Force Trooper of the Quarter boards, putting some of our most outstanding service members in the semi-stressful position of having their professional performance and military demeanor judged by a They may have been nervous or unfamiliar with a few of the questions, but they still stood tall in the batters box and took It only takes three minutes in a room with these warriors to understand why our armed forces succeed here and around the world: because almost universally, people who wear our nations colors strive to exemplify and perpetuate the common ideals that Not rocket science exactly, but a proven theory in the power of righteous tradition, enduring culture and positive Our services do a phenomenal job institutionalizing an even better job making those principles part of their Men and women who sign up for a stint in military service have a thousand different reasons for taking the oath, but there is a common denominator: they at basic training, their aspirations are relentlessly subjected to abstract concepts like honor, integrity, Over time, words and actions, both good and bad, from individuals and organizations, add substance to those virtuous ideas, steadily forging leaders from a Still, the leadership laboratory is always open for formula; our efforts unendingly shaped by environment, experience, observations, errors and those around us battle buddies, wingmen, shipmates, peers, subordinates, mentors, spouses and anyone else with eyes and intuition Once we become static or complacent and stop accepting input, were a short step from becoming Both of those attributes are contagious, passed from service to service, unit to unit and troop to troop as each other better by bringing our strengths to the table and the JTF mission safe, humane, legal and transparent other merits that add real depth to the JTF, and they all begin I tell all newcomers to widen their lens a little while they are here, to appreciate the many moving pieces it takes to awareness its also a chance to absorb countless volumes Unarguably, that is a pretty cool parting gift for your service


FFSC: Supporting you through work, lifeFRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 | MISSIONTHE WIRE | PAGE 3 Resumes Where do I start? Federal Jobs How do I get one? Discuss how to upgrade your resume and interpret employment applications. Find out about Federal hiring practices and Veterans Preferences in hiring. Learn guidelines for writing and submitting a Federal Application. When: Every Thursday Time: Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Where: JTF One-Stop, Bldg. 1451 JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________The Fleet and Family Support Center is Bay service members by providing services to strengthen personal and family skills to meet the unique challenges of the of services, said Judith Our services include deployment readiness, ombudsman program management, personal sponsorship training, transitions assistance, family employment readiness, relocation assistance, family advocacy, sexual assault prevention and response, life skills and Below is additional information on some of the services provided by your local FFSC: Deployment Readiness offers pre-, midOmbudsman Program Management establishes and maintains good communication between commands and Personal Financial Management provides classes on car buying, consumer awareness, budgeting, insurance and Transitions Assistance ensures a smooth transition when service members decide to return to civilian life Family Employment Readiness addresses job search challenges and provides training on job searches, career planning, resume writing, interview Relocation Assistance makes the moving process as smooth as possible for you and Family Advocacy offers awareness and treatment for service members and their families involved in incidents of domestic Life Skills helps service members Clinical Counseling short-term counseling to help you sort things out and Most of these services are currently offered at 81 sites worldall of the programs and responsibility is to assist people transitioning from the service, relocating, whether here or stateside, trying to improve their feels a great sense of accomplishment when The most rewarding part of my job is having someone let me know that their move went they got the job they were looking for, or even that they were more comfortable with The FFSC is available for walk-in appointments at both the FFSC, Building an appointment or discuss the services the


MISSION | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 PAGE 4 | THE WIRENavy Hospitalman Maikol K. Vega-Suarez (middle-right) and Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Arthur J. Manning (right), both psychiatric technicians with the Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team, hand out stress reliever tools to Navy JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Sgt. Cody BlackKeeping Troopers mission ready JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs___________________________________________ away from your family in a foreign place and working 12 Troopers can get burnt out quickly without a way to blow off steam provides a venue to vent frustrations and seek help before stress services including sleep hygiene, relaxation training and stress Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Christopher Parker, lead People go to college to learn more about other topics, Parker yourself? management or informal counseling sessions, Troopers are able to deal with their issues in a constructive way before the issue Theres a lot of stress here for the guards and other members is the best place to seek help, there are also less formal ways to You can pull me aside anywhere and we can talk or you can Personally, I think that with the team we have here, there is almost no subject that we have not seen or dealt with on a personal helping the individual understand that no matter how overwhelming the problem, we can work on a plan to cope with it in a positive


FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 | MISSION THE WIRE | PAGE 5115th runs 11.5 in memoryPhotos and boots are displayed on the 115th MP Co. colors of four fallen Soldiers who died in the line of duty. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Richardson JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________Joining the military may be one of the best decisions a person can make in life, remember and honor four members of the Potts all died while while serving in These brave men were well respected, we lose one of our own, it hits home for walk/run event honored the memory of and host this event in memory of those in the defense of our great nation, said and are grateful to all who helped make this the walk/run tested the endurance and stamina of approximately 180 participants the course wound throughout Naval Station In addition to the walk/run in memory soldiering skills and building internal and inter-unit esprit de corps, according to memory of these four soldiers will live on forever in the hearts of this proud and These fallen men were exceptional Soldiers who demonstrated loyalty and duty, while upholding their values and tremendous way to honor and remember JTF Troopers and members of the GTMO community joined together April 24, to run 11.5 miles in memory of four fallen Soldiers of the 115th MP Co., April 24. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark Richardson


Army Sgt. 1st Class Willam Frizzell, combatives instructor, 525th Military Police Battalion, demonstrates a mounted technique on Army Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Johnson, 525th MP Battalion, during 525ths combatives training at G.J. Denich Gym, April 22. JTF Guantanamo photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin R. Wheeler LOCAL SP OR T S | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 PAGE 6 | THE WIREPreparing combat skills JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ introduced to soldiers in basic training now combatives into its monthly physical MP Battalion conducts combatives once a in-charge of logistics It emphasizes the The amount of combatives experience for each Soldier is marked by a recorded three you can certify new level ones, and those at skill level four can certify new combatives training in basic, but not every competitions are offered to Soldiers as a Most Soldiers here continue to learn the I havent experienced training from the their training and became level-one recently attended the level one combatives For Rogers and Berkowitz, combatives serves as an extra achievement to help them stand out amongst the other competition in competition, as a whole, it serves a much Combatives uses the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and adds various alternative martial arts for combat practicality, according to the Combatives situations troopers are exposed to during Combatives helps the Headquarters and Headquarters Company by teaching Timothy Parrish, 1st sergeant of HHC, they can defend and protect themselves if


FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 | MOVIE REVIE W THE WIRE | PAGE 7 JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________Brooklyns Finest revolves around working different assignments at various choices the three cops make as they navigate through a week policing the streets apartment alone on a bed with no sheets immediately reaches for a bottle of Irish reaches into his nightstand, pulls out his service revolver, puts it in his mouth and a deep undercover narcotics detective who has blended in so well with his criminal contemporaries that he has become part of the largest and deadliest narcotics ring in long, his life has started to fall apart and he desperately wants nothing more than from prison and is attempting to lead a bond resulting from time spent incarcerated trying to make ends meet with a wife, seven kids, twins on the way and a house that is becoming a health hazard due to wood buy a new house for his family has been reason that he resorts to stealing when his every day, he becomes more desperate to give his family the life and home he feels The movie is driven by the different characters one-on-one interactions with Snipes have the best interaction in what is the best developed and told of the three Hawke is able to portray the loving father and husband during one scene, and in an instant revert to a desperation that is only exceeded by the most strung-out drug is a man who wants nothing more than the sweet release of death or retirement, The characters stories are predictable after the different aspects of each tale have a great cast was given a rather dull story, The interactions between the supporting cast and main characters drives the tension The viewer will undoubtedly head into Brooklyns Finest expecting another However, the viewer will undoubtedly leave the theater wondering if it was indeed


PAGE 8 | THE WIRE FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Cory Sidlo signs in to his area of responsibility for Earth day at Windward ferry landing, April 23. JTF Guantanamo photos by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss April 23. in preparation to haul it to a dumpster. Battalion 25 during the Earth Earth Day cleanup


By recycling, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers can prevent the waste of useful materials and reduce the chances of pollution. JTF Guantanamo photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin R. Wheeler NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 PAGE 10 | THE WIREConserving energy at GTMO Turn off your water while brushing your Turn off appliances and electronics when Energy Conservation Tips JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________ million for power produced on Naval Conserving energy is complex, but If you dont need it, turn it off, electronics should be unplugged for the players and cell phone, iPod or battery Prices of electricity are measured in cents per kilowatt hour, with the average price kilowatt hour in January 2010, according price, if 100 peoples 100 watt light bulbs the cost of the power produced would be makers and stereos into consideration, this overall mission requires the use of a lot of work for the day, turn your computer year, a computer monitor, while on power habits: turn off your water while brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off appliances and electronics when theyre not being used and replace old light bulbs with energy the coldest setting on the air conditioner, Mike McCord, environmental director these energy saving habits for future living managing important environmental aspects implements an installation environmental policy and improves environmental concepts in mind, JTF Troopers can complete the mission at a lesser cost and in or private contractor is responsible for performing their activities in a manner that stewardship of our natural and cultural


See Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Roderick Hopes, Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, blows bubbles while submerging underwater, demonstrating a breathing technique, April 22. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Tiffany Addair THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 | NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION Making a splash JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________________________ The lessons are given during the months of March through October, There are six different levels that we offer with our lessons, lessons of learning how to swim is to take advantage of all the amenities Most of the down time activities here, such as scuba diving, is to hone his swimming skills and to get his second class swim task bringing you toward the success of you goal, and there are Hopes and Mason are on common ground when it comes to The most challenging task, so far during the lessons, has been breathing and putting all the techniques together, Mason said, adding that you have to concentrate on moving your arms, kicking it is easier to teach younger children how to swim, because while exercises more patience when working with adults to achieve their Army Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Mason, Inspector General nontechniques while swimming across the pool, April 22. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Tiffany Addair


from 11NE W S & IN F OR M A T ION | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 PAGE 12 | THE WIRE Mason praised the instructors They are great and very They really take their time and break swimming down by what each body part is supposed to available Monday through over a two-week period; lessons and Hopes both feel a lot more comfortable in the water then also both glad this service is cant swim, what better place is there to learn? For more information, Upcoming Class Dates May 10-20 May 31-June 10 June 21July 1 July 12-22 Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Roderick Hopes, Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion drug and alcohol program advisor with Joint Task Force Guantanamo, comes up for air while swimming across the pool, April 22. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Tiffany Addair Disaster Supply Kit The following items should be stored in a readily-accessible container in case of emergency:3-day supply of non-perishable food and water Manual can opener 2 uniforms 3 T-shirts 3 pairs of socks 3 pairs of underwear 1 pair of boots Wet weather gear Towel Clothes for sleeping Toothbrush and toothpaste Razor with extra blades Shaving cream Deodorant Brush or comb Baby wipes Toilet paper Sleeping bag Blanket and sheets Flashlight with extra batteries AM/FM radio with extra batteries First-aid kit Trash bags Duct tape


FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 | VOICE O F T HE FORCE PAGE 13 THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Boots on the GroundHow do you relieve stress during your time off?by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie BlissNavy Logistics Specialist 1st Class Mark Hotham Air Force Senior Airman Dana Cockrell I like to go to movies or read. I have always enjoyed reading. I go snorkeling. Swimming has always been my favorite de-stressor since I was a kid. I like to go diving. The only thing you worry about under water is the sharks. troops, because it calms my nerves and I can keep an eye on my Soliders. Army Master Sgt. Wreko Reese Army Spc. Bryce FulmerA burning simulationArmy Pfc. Black Prawul, 189th Military Police Company, 525th MP Battalion, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, conducts an event at one of four stations after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during a training station where he or she is required to withstand a simulated pummeling. JTF Guantanamo photo by Marine Lance Cpl. Justin R. Wheeler


LI F E & SP IRI T | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 PAGE 14 | THE WIRE GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Mon. Fri. 5:30 p.m. Main Chapel Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Main Chapel Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Main Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Saturday 11 a.m. Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Sunday 5:30 a.m. Room A Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 9 a.m. Room A Liturgical Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room B General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Sunday 11 a.m. Building 1036 Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Main Chapel Fellowship Main Chapel Wednesday 7 p.m. Troopers Chapel The Truth Project Bible study Troopers Chapel Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Friday 1:15 p.m. Room C Jewish Service FMI call 2628 LORIMI Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. Room D 525th MP Battalion Chaplain____________________________ This inquisitive nature is not only normal, So, what is love? The Bible gives us this answer in I Corinthians 13, known as the in His image and likeness, to learn what God is love to use His example in dealing with our trying attitudes and actions calmly, It is a concept far beyond our intellect or endure our questioning, doubt and rebellion with sympathy, loving us all the while, kind and polite words and deeds will show will create questions in the hearts of Prideful and boastful words will turn the spotlight on us rather given us the power to do what He does through love, in is keep the spotlight does is for his own several promises that give us good things, and has great plans this aspect of love to others, we must of another is a wonderful way to minister to that person, and others who may be more popular, a common response was, I It is a great testimony to minister to others


Navy Yeoman 2nd Class Joni Winkler April 15. Winkler safeguards vital information for JTF Guantanamo. JTF Guantanamo photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz THE WIRE | PAGE 15 FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 | 15 MINU T ES O F FA M ESafeguarding our information JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ___________________________________________ feels proud of his part in completing the For his efforts to safe guard vital individuals to request information, ranging from that of detainees to service members job to support that request, review the information regarding service members information of military members were to be released, it could fall into the wrong The reality is, if I did not safeguard and their family members could possibly become targets of our adversaries, service members information could fall talk and see her everyday using a webcam, so I am able to see her as the pregnancy are able to talk every day, we were able to choose a name, and I can see the things she happy to return to his duty station, in the Operational Support Center located at and has been greatly missed, said Navy Yeoman Class Sarah Benoit, the running upon checking aboard and set the a close, he looks forward to going home to was able to take advantage of many of the friends, and was able to meet people from


AROUND T HE JTF | FRIDAY, AP RIL 30, 2010 Navy Builder 3rd Class Justin R. Newlon, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, plants a stake while building a form to pour concrete for the support base of a KSPAN near the Windjammer parking lot, April 27. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Sgt. Cody Black. Army Sgt. Lee McClure, Joint Troop Clinic JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas Particpants in the Marine Corps Security Force Companys Moonlight Run begin the run at the Northeast Gate, April 23. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Campbell Around the