The wire
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098620/00433
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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: 10-22-2010
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- Newspapers -- Cuba   ( lcsh )
Prisoners of war -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Military prisons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( lcsh )
Detention of persons -- Newspapers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base   ( 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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Cover Volume 11, Issue 37 Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 MCPON visits GTMO Talks with JTF Sailors NEX Appreciation Weekend Showing thanks to Troopers THE A JTF Journal


Trooper to Trooper Row Well PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 COVER: facility, Oct. 16. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arringtion BACK COVER: Oct. 16. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2rd Class Elisha Dawkins 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. JTF GUANTANAMO Commander: Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson Command Master Chief: Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Scott A. Fleming Office of Public Affairs Director: Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese: 9928 Deputy Director/ Operations Officer: Army Capt. Robert Settles: 9927, 3649 Supervisor: Air Force Master Sgt. Andrew Leonhard: 3649 The Wire Executive Editor, Command Information NCOIC, Photojournalist: Army Staff Sgt. Shereen Grouby: 3499 Assistant Editor, Photojournalist: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington: 3594 Photojournalists: Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Coleman Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Kreiss Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Army Spc. Juanita Philip Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes 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 Army Master Sgt. Sheryl Mason Assistant IG (JTF-IG)_____________________________ You exist to serve this ship, row well and live. This quote was paraphrased from the movie Ben Hur, and you may think it is a bit harsh. So let me equate live to accomplish the mission. Reworded, the quote would read, You exist to serve this ship, row well, the mission depends on it. Troopers look to your right and to your left. Take a look while you are on the job, in the galley, in your rooms, in the Exchange, in the clubs, playing sports, or on the beaches. The person you see around you is your rowing buddy. He or she was sent to Joint Task Force Guantanamo for the same reason you were, to accomplish a mission. It does not matter what color uniform they are wearing, just know that they are a member of your team. Get to know the members of your team, because you will rely on their contribution to accomplish the mission. You will need each ones expertise You will need everyone rowing. The team includes all ranks, so foster respect up and down the chain of command. Everyone cannot be a captain, however everyone needs to know what direction the captain is taking the ship. Every Trooper needs to know his or her roll in the mission, as the captain cannot accomplish the mission by his or herself. Once armed with information, purpose and set standards; row hard, row strong, row with purpose. You want your teammate healthy; spiritually, mentally and physically. You want the total person ready and focused for the mission. Be a listening ear. Teach and train whenever possible. Be open to new solutions. If you are unable to help a member of the team, recommend one of the support avenues: Chaplain, Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team, Family Support, Inspector General or Staff Judge Advocate to name a few. A renewed, focused team member will support the mission and make the rowing easier for all. It matters not what the tide brings. It matters not if the sea or the mission gets rough. All that matters is we stay focused and row. We are the guardians of freedom, justice and the American way of life. Row and respect each other. Row and be loyal to the values the military has instilled in us. Row with integrity. Row well and live. Row well and accomplish the mission.


Mission 1 trip to Miami. I did not expect to win anything, Lambert said. This is the Several companies were on hand to educate consumers about their products, and multiple entertainers also performed for the crowds. We brought in Magician Ryan Oakes for several performances over the weekend to include a performance at the Tiki bar, Good said. Chris Jacobsen -also known as CJfrom Bravos Top Chef, as well as chefs from the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives also attended and signed autographs. Other events included contest and a live performance by the band Augustana. THE WIRE | PAGE 3 FRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 | NE W S & INF ORMA T IO NNEX celebrates customer appreciation Army Spc. Juanita Philip JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________________________The Guantanamo Bay Navy Exchange held its annual customer appreciation weekend with a sale and other fun events for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay residents Oct. 15-17. and honors military members and their families for their service. Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and all GTMO said Mark Good, the store manager. The event drew large crowds, with more than 8,000 transactions processed on Saturday, Oct. 16. We saw an increase of nearly 15 percent over last year, Good said. Class Leon Rogers who won the third prize trip to New York City; JTF Guantanamo photos by Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communications 1st Class David Coleman JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communications 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins JTF Guantanamo photos by Army Spc. Juanita Philip


Mission 2According to Narcisse, the Rotations section does not plan movement for small groups. Augmentees, Narcisse said. Although, at times we will help out IAs at their units request. In matters of arranging transportation off the island for units, the Rotations section usually accommodates units with seating on the rotator that leaves the island. However, larger units are validated for With [larger units], or smaller units with considerable cargo, the section sends through Southern Command, Narcisse said. Whenever there is a major movement section is there to ensure all runs smoothly. MISSION | FRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 PAGE 4 | THE WIRE J-3 rotating units in, out Army Spc. Juanita Philip JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ____________________________When a Joint Task Force Guantanamo unit travels to or leaves Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, a lot of planning and coordination is required. The Rotations ensure the smooth transition takes place. We are responsible for planning and coordinating JTF inbound and outbound rotational unit movements, said Army Staff Sgt. John A. Narcisse. The Rotations section coordinates with other JTF staff for water, buses and housing and with the Naval Station staff for meals at the Gold Hill Galley. Port Operations is also asked to provide additional ferries to transport personnel across the bay as well as Lane 1 passes. We supply every inbound unit with food, water, badges and transportation across the bay, Narcisse said. Once we get to the windward side, we take them to where they will be housed temporarily or permanently, depending on the need and space available. We work closely with [other directorates] to coordinate the housing and transportation aspects of our job, Narcisse said. Each unit provides a list of their personnel so it can be determined where they will be housed. We receive a manning roster requesting housing for inbound Troopers and assign them by rank and gender, said Army Sgt. 1st Class David Peltier. We also try to implement unit integrity, when availability permits. Peltier is responsible for assigning personnel to the Cuzco Barracks or Tierra Kay Housing. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip


FRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 | MISSIO NTHE WIRE | PAGE 5 Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs________________________________________________ and learn more about Joint Task Force Guantanamos mission and Troopers. While at Guantanamo Bay, he visited the Joint Task Force and held an all-hands call for those Sailors who support the mission of providing safe, legal, humane and transparent care and custody of detainees captured during Operation Enduring Freedom. During the all-hands call West constantly thanked the Sailors for their part in carrying out the JTF mission. The hard work youre doing down here is absolutely incredible, said quite a bit in my time, but coming here and seeing this, and seeing the Sailors doing the work youre doing, I take my hat off to you. While praising them on their hard work, West also reminded Sailors that the Individual Augmentee program is a huge stepping stone in any career. When I came in, we didnt have this type of opportunity, said West. I keep telling the guard force, the medical folks, the experience youre gaining here is something youll take with you the rest of your life. West continued to explain how the type of knowledge gained from a boots-on-ground assignment, which in the past was mostly limited returning to the Fleet. The mission of JTF Guantanamo is very challenging, and West was adamant in letting Sailors know they should always be proud to have served their Nation in helping to carry out this mission. This is a pretty big deal, and you need to know that, said West. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington MCPON visits GTMOMovie Review


Center Spread PAGE 6 | THE WIRE FRIDAY, OC T. 22 2010 THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Master chief petty officer of the Navy Rick d. west Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley and Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington


Feature 1 NE W S & INF ORMA T IO N || FRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 PAGE 8 | THE WIRE Navy Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Kreiss JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________________________________Some would say that Guantanamo Bay is an ecological paradise, and its wide variety of wildlife should be observed and enjoyed. words, you wont see them anywhere else. Naval Station Guantanamo Bays local instruction, NAVSTAGTMOINST you are military or civilian. It covers the wildlife protection guidelines of the animals and plant life. Species such as the Cuban Rock Iguana, sea turtles and the West Indian Manatee are protected by the Endangered Species Act, while the Elkhorn coral and Stag Horn coral are considered threatened species. Another species common on the island is the hutia, also known as banana rats. Banana rats, a member of the rodent family, live in trees and around the cacti. If you listen closely you may hear their high-pitched squeaks, especially at night. Hutias are highly social animals and are usually seen looking for food along the roadside. most wildlife here. It states, the feeding, keeping or breeding of pigeons or feral cats and dogs is strictly prohibited. Additionally this prohibits the taking of iguanas, manatees, sea turtles and brown pelicans, or any part there of, such as eggs, feathers, shells, nests, etc. The use of bird feeders for resident and migratory birds is permissible; however, the direct and deliberate feeding of chickens and pigeons by broadcasting or prohibited. For most, feeding animals is a natural response. However, feeding wild animals can start a habit. It changes the wildlifes natural actions when you feed them, said Michael McCord, Base Environmental Director. It can become a problem because the animal expects to be fed. This is how most animal bites occur. The animal thinks that food is being offered and instinctively reacts. Feral cats and dogs have the potential to carry rabies and other diseases that can be transmitted through bites. If biten, service members should contact the emergency room at the base hospital and, or the Joint Trooper Clinic Violating NAVSTAGTMOINST 1710.10A has consequences, it can impose penalties to service members through administrative action by their chain of command. The instruction mentions that all live native plants and trees are protected and shall not be removed from their natural habitat, damaged, sold or propagated, Bayon and Granadillo trees are examples. Several Bayon trees on island are more than 100 years old. The Granadillo tree is protected and possession of raw Granadillo wood, cut or uncut is strictly prohibited. However, the Natural Resources Manager may authorize limited plant propagation and products made from Granadillo wood. This instruction is reviewed annually and updated as needed. It is currently in the process of review, with guidance from the Base Environmental Director and is maintained by NAVSTA Base Security. Guantanamo Bay offers Troopers the opportunity to see a few new species. Whether running, hiking, swimming or sailing, Troopers must be aware of the environment and animals that they may encounter. The main take away from this is that Guantanamo Bay has a unique environment, said McCord. The service member should take advantage of what Guantanamo Bay wildlife has to offer in a nonintrusive way. GTMO Wildlife


Feature 2 FRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 | MOVIE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ____________________________There are movies you watch knowing exactly what youre going to see, Life as We Know It is one of those movies. After leaving Greys Anatomy, herself into predictable romantic comedy world. Do not get me wrong, she plays the part well, and is always entertaining, but it would be nice to see her in a role with more depth. In Life as We Know It Heigl takes on the role of Holly Berenson, a culinary goddess who is cute, smart, funny and successful yet still is unlucky in love. Like I said, typical romantic comedy. Through their mutual friends she dont really get along, but are there for all the big events in their friends lives, including the birth their friends child, Sophie. Typically the cataclysmic event that happens in this type of movie is more humorous than not, but not this time. The untimely death of their friends make Holly and Messer legal guardians of Sophie. While both are still mourning the loss of their friends, and neither are happy about being forced to raise Sophie together, they realize it is not about them, but about honoring the wishes of their friends. The rest of the movie is a roller coaster of events. One second everything is going great, the next, not so much. Over time, you personalities of Holly and Messer come together as they start to get along. The movie would be pretty boring though if it just ended there. Just as soon as things look as though they are moving toward happily ever after, the hammer falls. The hammer causes things to get complicated, and other factors are introduced to stir things up even more. If it wasnt for the predictability factor of the romantic comedy you might even believe for a second that things could turn out a different way than you course that doesnt happen. Life as We Know It is not the best movie of the year and it did not leave you in awe at the end, but it did accomplish the only thing viewers should have expected, it entertained. Many people down romantic comedies because more often than not they provide little more than a few laughs and aww moments but you know what, theres nothing wrong with that. If you want a deep movie of epic proportions, watch The Pianist. A an easy night at the movies, to just kick back with your popcorn and not have to think for the next couple of hours, this is your movie. Typical romantic comedy


Stand Alone/Boots on Ground Boots on the GroundWhat is one personal goal you hope to accomplish while in GTMO?by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Kreiss Finish my Bachelors of Air Force Maj. Colon RoblesNaval Exchange Customer Appreciation Week JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Sgt. Tiffany Addair PAGE 10 | THE WIRE VOICE O F T HE FORCE | FRIDAY, OC T. 22,


Chaplains Page GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Main Chapel Vigil Mass Main Chapel Mass Main Chapel Catholic Mass Troopers Chapel Troopers Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Room B Iglesia Ni Christo Room A Pentecostal Gospel Room D LDS Service Room A Liturgical Service Room B General Protestant Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Building 1036 Gospel Service Main Chapel GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Main Chapel Bible Study Troopers Chapel The Truth Project Bible study Troopers Chapel Protestant Worship Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Room C Jewish Service FMI call 2628 LORIMI Gospel Room D Church of Christ Chapel Annex Room 17 Managing your thoughtsFRIDAY, OC T. 22, 2010 | LI F E & SP IRI T THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Air Force Maj. Kenneth Brown JTF Guantanamo Deputy Command Chaplain__________________________________________________________ instilled within us the acronym GIGO, Garbage In, Garbage Out. Since a computer has no mind of its own, its output is determined by the instructions the human mind puts into it. Such is the case in our own lives. The actions we perform, the decisions we make, and the habits we follow are not elements of chance or fate. They are based upon the values we embrace, the quality of our inner person, and the thoughts which control our mind. Therefore managing our thought life becomes a crucial ingredient in determining the type of behavior in which we engage. Such management of our thought life can be a very challenging process, since we cannot always control the environment around us. For instance the ability to avoid of corruption. An environment characterized by a constant chorus of complaining and griping among ones peers yields a great challenge to avoid mimicking the same attitudes ourselves. It is easy to copy unethical and immoral behavior when we observe the words and actions of others doing the same. However, one need not succumb to those elements in our surroundings which steer us away from integrity and truthfulness. The words, We are taking Paul give us guidance in how we can master what controls our thoughts. found in Philippians where we read, Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise let your mind dwell on these things. A few years ago a popular motto in Christian living was WWJD, What Would Jesus Do? This is an excellent question and a worthy criterion of proper action in any circumstance. Such a task is made ponder godly attributes. The movies and TV shows we watch, the books we read, the places we frequent, the attitudes we accept and reject in others, and the types of people we choose mind. Our reputation in the eyes of those around us is determined by our actions. However, our actions are merely the result of thoughts we have allowed to control and dominate our thinking. Garbage In, Garbage Out


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