The wire
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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: 11-05-2010
Frequency: weekly
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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 39 Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 Club Survivor Demolishing a JTF fixture All Hallows Eve Celebrating GTMO style THE A JTF Journal AROUND THE JTF | FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 Around the Air Force Staff Sgts. Patrick Celaya and Charles Glover of the Base Emergency Engineer Force remove the JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip Army Sgt. Miguel Robles hands paperwork to Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Perez during a random vehicle check to ensure required documents are on board, Oct. 28. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip during the underwater pumpkin carving contest, Oct. 31. photo by Christopher Hileman


Trooper to Trooper Navy Senior Chief Machinist Mate Donald Brock NEGB Battalion Operations LCPO _________________________________________________________ No man can always be right. So the struggle is to do ones best, to keep the brain and conscience clear, never be swayed by unworthy motives or inconsequential reasons, but to strive to unearth the basic factors involved, then do ones duty, said Dwight D. Eisenhower. Troopers, integrity means to always be honest, truthful and do the right thing even when no one else is looking or when faced with adversity. Each of us came to Joint Task Force Guantanamo from all walks of life, different branches of service and different communities. We each have a diverse background of talents within mission that is not understood by many. One very important thing that binds us all together is the immense sense of integrity each of us shares. This bond is so strong that each individual can trust one another to meet the needs of the moment and accomplish the mission. To me, integrity is the foundation of who we are as service men and women. It is the very essence of our core values. The military has a tradition of producing great leaders that possess the highest ethical standards and integrity. It produces men and women of character; character that allows them to deal ethically with the challenges of today and to make conscious decisions about how they approach tomorrow. However, this is not done instantly. It requires that integrity become a way of life. It must be woven into the very fabric of our soul. We are faced with important decisions every day of our lives. It is vital that we evaluate every detail of every situation before we make a decision. There is no room for compromise in the integrity of our word and actions. When I think of the word integrity as a submariner, I think naturally of the phrase, watertight integrity. When we shut the hatches, we value the assurance that no water is going to enter into the people tank. Those hatches have been inspected, both during preventative As a Auxiliary Divisions Leading Chief Petty and ensuring the quality of their condition, whenever we inspect and conduct maintenance on them. Every one of my shipmates lives depends on my personal integrity to ensure that our hatches are squared away. Even when they are rigged for a dive, they are secondchecked to guarantee their water-tightness. No matter how big or small the task I am entrusted with, one mistake could threaten the lives of every one of my shipmates. To all my fellow Troopers in the Joint Task Force, whether you are on-duty, off-duty, on of, guard your integrity like you would guard your own life. Once you have lost it, it is very hard to get it back. Honor Bound! Integrity PA GE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-TO-TROO P ER | FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 COVER:Navy Equipment Operator 3rd Class Jared Wygant and Rear. Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson take down the Club Survivor shelf during a demolition ceremony, Nov. 3. The Club Survivor building, in use since 1993, will be replaced by a pre-engineered building. JTF Guantanamo photo by Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes BACK COVER: Diver shows off his newly carved pumpkin during the underwater pumpkin carving contest, Oct. 31. photo by Christopher Hileman 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 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Army Spc. Juanita Philip Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony Ward 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 Value of the


Mission 1Army Spc. Juanita Philip JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ______________________________________________________________________ demolished. The Naval Mobile Construction Battalion will construct a new club over the course of the next few months. The Joint Task Force Guantanamo structure that houses Club Survivor has been a part of the landscape long before there was a Camp America. The building has been here for quite some years, said Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson. It goes back to 1993-1994 during OPERATION SEA SIGNAL. OPERATION SEA SIGNAL was a humanitarian operation that took place in the mid-1990s when Navy personnel and the Marine Expeditionary Force assumed the mission of caring for Haitian and Cuban migrants seeking asylum. Morale Welfare and Recreation, who operates Club Survivor in direct support of JTF Guantanamo, was able to provide a pre-engineered building to replace the current structure. The Seabees are performing the work to install it. MWR partnership to provide quality recreation and morale programs for troopers, said Tara Culbertson, the MWR Director. Were really looking forward to the new structure! Once the building is replaced, plans are to resurface the deck, and install an awning for protection from the sun. Its going to be a positive addition for morale, Harbeson said. tough conditions. If they can come here and relax for a bit, and watch a football game, that would be great. It is time for an upgrade for our Troopers. Club Survivor comes down(Below) Navy Rear. Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson and Navy Equipment Operator 3rd Class Jared Wygant take down shelving at Club Survivor during a demolition ceremony, Nov. 3. The Club Survivor building has been in use since 1993 and will be replaced by a pre-engineered building. JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication 1st Class David Coleman FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 | MISSIONTHE WIRE | PA GE 3 (Above) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Battalion Builder 3rd Class Lynda Romero knocks off a remaining piece of shelving on the outside of Club survivor, Nov. 3. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip Club Survivor and adjacent buildings are scheduled to be demolished during November 2010. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip


Mission 2veterans of all wars. Later that same year, President Dwight Day Proclamation which stated: In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans organizations, and in the common purpose. The proclamation also designated the Committee tasked with coordinating the national level observance. is held each Nov. 11 at Arlington National 11 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Observances throughout the country include parades and ceremonies. MISSION | FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 PA GE 4 | THE WIRE Honoring those who served Army Spc. Juanita Philip JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ____________________________On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, known at that time as the Great War. From that act In Nov. 1919, President Woodrow of Armistice Day with the following pride in the heroism of those who died in the countrys service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show councils of the nations an armistice, between the Allied nations of the United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire and Germany went into effect. It is for that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the day that marked the end of the war to end all wars. Armistice Day became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. The federal act which was approved May 13, 1938, made Nov. 11 a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated. It was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became American veterans of all wars. This came about in 1954 when Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word Armistice and With the approval of this legislation, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American


Movie ReviewFRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 | MOVIE REVIE W THE WIRE | PA GE 5 Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ____________________________ review is on Going the Distance. Thats right my loyal readers, all three of you, this is my last review. After 13 months, my time Going the Distance stars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, and focuses on two people suffering a long distance relationship sounds like many Troopers here. Erin (Barrymore) meets Garrett (Long) while doing an internship at a big New York newspaper. Knowing their time is limited, they have an understanding that when the internship is over and she goes back to San Francisco their relationship is over. Yeah, that didnt happen. When it is time for Erin to leave, she and Garrett decide they cant break it off and decide to continue their relationship long distance. Long distance relationships are tough, but doable. Just like many Troopers here, Erin and Garrett go through ups and downs. While the premise of the movie may lead you to believe it is a drama, youd be wrong. While the movie can be slow at times, when it makes you laugh it makes you laugh! bringing their off-camera chemistry to the silver screen, or in our case, the piece of fabric stretched across some wood. The situation may not make you smile, but the skills of these actors and the hilarious this movie worth watching. I cant believe this is my last review for The Wire. Being the guy that voices his opinion about the movies were lucky enough to get has been a pretty awesome experience. I have had many people ask me if I hate someone say they hated me for a review, Eclipse, I was stoked! They werent all bad though, Toy Story 3, Get Him to the Greek, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, were some of the greatest movies of the year. I admit though, knew Id have a blast tearing them apart! there are things I will miss about this place, one of the main ones being the review guy. Its been fun. PEACE! Surviving the distance


Center Spread PAGE 6 | THE WIRE FRIDAY, OC T 29 2010 THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Marine Corps Security Forces Company at the range Marine Corps Security Forces Company (MCSFCO) Marines train on the Squad Automatic Weapon M249 Light Machine Gun at the Grenadillo Range. MCSFCO is responisble for providing perimeter security for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force Guantanamo. JTF Guantanamo photos by Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes


Feature 1 NE W S & IN F OR MA TION || FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 PA GE 8 | THE WIRE Morale, Welfare and Recreation Halloween PartyNavy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shane Arrington JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________________________Cher, Madonna and Lady Gaga recently came to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to put on a show for base residents as part of Morale, Welfare and Recreations Celebrity Halloween Party. Well not exactly, women impersonating the celebrities did. Multi-talented Betty Atchinson wowed the audience of costumed service members, dependents and contractors as both Cher and Lady Gaga. Christina Enstice performed as the worlds top selling female artist of all time, Madonna. base and it was an honor to have received the opportunity to come to Guantanamo Bay and perform for those stationed there. Im totally thrilled, Atchinson said. This is something I friends right now that wish they could have come with me. Atchinson also said if she is ever offered another opportunity to perform for the military she would gladly do it. so beautiful. I was very impressed, Enstice said. It was breathtaking, from the plane all the way down to the ground. Enstice is no stranger to military bases. She has preformed for service members before, but she said Guantanamo Bay was her to her performances. She spent a lot of time growing up on bases because her father was in the Army. She is excited to be able to give back to the military. said. Were so impressed with everything and everyone. We are more than happy to support our U.S. troops and were very proud of them. nd Class Ellyse Corbeil one performer over the other. The Cher impersonator was very energetic and her voice was very similar to the actual singer, Corbeil said. I loved that she involved the audience in her act and I think that helped to make it more fun. Like many in the audience, Corbeil was in costume. The costumes ranged from expensive full body suits to cheap masks. Morale, Welfare and Recreation put on a great party for the residents of Guantanamo Bay and the residents didnt fail to bring their own entertainment to the party. (Top) Christina Enstice, Madonna, performs with a volunteer from the audience. (Bottom) A group of costumed partygoers come on stage during a costume contest JTF Guantanamo photos by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins


Feature 2Army Spc. Juanita Philip JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs____________________________________________The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the U.S. Force Guantanamo is not immune to the corresponding increase in Service members will be busy sending out packages, cards and souvenirs as well as receiving holiday care packages and gifts. Plan ahead, make sure to use the mailing deadline table to ensure that your packages will make it on time, said Navy nd Class Terry Alexander. The main concern for customers is likely to be the mailing of parcel post packages, which is known to take a much longer time to reach recipients than letters. As a reminder to our customers, we will post the ship dates in a visible location, so our customers will be aware, said Navy nd Class Tobias Stiewing. According to Alexander, he sends things 10 to 15 days in advance to ensure the packages get to their destination for the holiday season. mail. It also receives parcels, sells stamps and boxes, and mails packages out. In addition to mailing items on time, there are a few things box is the best for shipping items. If the box has other markings, be sure to darken them out and make sure the addresses for both sender and recipient are legible. THE WIRE | PA GE 9 FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 | NE W S & IN F OR MA TIONOne package at a timeSpreading holiday spirit Navy Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Terry Alexander stamps a Spc. Emely Nieves of B. Company 1/296th Infantry Regiment looks on. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip


Stand Alone/Boots on Ground birthplace of the Marine Corps; Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. Over the years the Marine Corps Marine Corps Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd Marine Corps, made the cake cutting ceremony ceremony, the oldest and youngest Marines present are recognized and have the honor of cutting the cake. The presented to the oldest Marine and the second piece goes to the youngest. The Marine Corps Birthday has become an event that encompasses the success of the past year. It offers Marines the accomplishments and those of the entire Marine Corps. Marines are known for their hard work and dedication to the mission and their willingness to give all in the name of mission accomplishment, so when it comes time to unwind they truly play hard. I urge all of those who attend a Marine Corps Birthday Ball the great credit you have brought upon yourself. Semper Fidelis and Godspeed. Boots on the GroundWhy did you join the military?by Army Spc. Juanita PhilipAir Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Powell Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Johnny Miller Its a family tradition. I joined right after 9/11 out of a sense of patriotic duty. I admire the order and discipline of the Army. To follow my dads footsteps. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 2nd Class Ian Hileman Army Spc. Migdalia Torres PA GE 10 | THE WIRE VOICE O F THE FORCE | FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr. JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs ______________________________________Oohrah Marine Corps! Nov. 10, the United States and hard work throughout the far reaches of the world. The Marine Corps birthday was established at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. by the Second Continental Congress, Nov. 10, 1775. The congress passed a resolution that allowed Marine Corps Capt. Samuel Nicholas to establish two battalions of Marines. Since its inception, The United States Marine Corps have been a part of many wars and created a reputation of being the best at whatever it does. Marines have fought in the Civil War and World War I, and they have overcome the enemy from Tripoli to Afghanistan. Due to these triumphs, Marines throughout celebrated this hallowed day in their own special way. the Marine Corps, issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, which summarized the history, mission and traditions of the Marine Marines on the 10th of November every year.Marines celebrate 235th


Chaplains PageI have been watching the Showtime series, Dexter, based on the book series by Jeff Lindsay. Dexter is a psychopathic serial killer who tries to only kill by a code his deceased adopted father care deeply for him. He only tries to kill bad guys based on this code. However, he has killed a couple of innocent people either by accident or if they got too close to knowing the truth about him. It is very hard not to get sucked into the story and not to start makes his likability even more disturbing. Some ethic principles believe motive is important, most religions agree that motives are very important in determining the rightness of an action. necessary or does character and integrity matter? All military branches are guided by their core values, all of them emphasize that character does matter. It is important to give ourselves gut checks to make sure we do the right things for heroes. 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 Catholic Mass Saturday 7:30 p.m. Troopers Chapel Sunday 7:30 a.m. Troopers 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 10 a.m. Room A Liturgical Service Sunday 11 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 GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Main Chapel Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m. Troopers Chapel The Truth Project Bible study Sunday 6 p.m. 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 Church of Christ Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel Annex Room 17 Rise of the anti-hero FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 | LI F E & SP IRIT THE WIRE | PA GE 11Navy Lt. Anthony T. Carr NEGB Command chaplain____________________________________________When I was growing up, Superman was the top superhero. could match the powers of Superman, in Detective Comics crossovers with their biggest rival Marvel, not even the Hulk can match Superman in strength. With all of Supermans powers, his pretty much a boy scout with a cape. with billions of dollars for military grade hardware. His parents were victims of a horrible crime which left him an orphan; he is dark, brooding with limited social skills. He does the right thing, but he does it with an edge, willing to go a little past the boundaries Superman and Batman. Superman is motivated by a deep desire to protect and care for his adopted planet; Batman is motivated by revenge for the death of his parents. Do our motives matter as long as what we do?


AJTF Volume 11, Issue 39 Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 Club Survivor Demolishing a JTF fixture All Hallows Eve Celebrating GTMO style THE A JTF Journal AROUND THE JTF | FRID A Y, NOV. 5, 2010 Around the Air Force Staff Sgts. Patrick Celaya and Charles Glover of the Base Emergency Engineer Force remove the JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip Army Sgt. Miguel Robles hands paperwork to Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Perez during a random vehicle check to ensure required documents are on board, Oct. 28. JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Spc. Juanita Philip during the underwater pumpkin carving contest, Oct. 31. photo by Christopher Hileman