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Volume 12, Issue 01 Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 THE An Award Winning JTF Journal DADT Repealed Do You Parrandas? DOD Finalizing Implementation The Puerto Rico National Guard Does!


COVER: BACK COVER: 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 DLA Document Services with a circulation of 1,000.JTF GuantanamoCommander 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 Air Force Lt. Col. Don Langley: 9927 Operations Officer CW2 Raymond Chapman: 3649 Supervisor Air Force Master Sgt. Andrew Leonhard: 3649 The WireExecutive Editor Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel: 3499 Assistant Editor Spc. Meredith Vincent Photojournalists: Navy Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Navy Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Wesley Kreiss Navy Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Air Force Senior Airman Gino ReyesContact usEditors Desk: 3499 From the continental United States Commercial: 011-53-99-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milTrooper to TrooperfeaturingArmy Sgt. Maj. Harold BodenschatzSenior Enlisted Leader, J3 Courage, according to the dictionary is as follows: Mental or moral strength to resist opposition, danger or hardship. Courage imI believe courage has many meanings and uses to different Troopers. The ability to work hard all your life, to build a family and plant roots, to raise children. The same individual then feels a sense of duty and joins the military. Thus this Trooper has the courage to do all the nor mal stuff we do, but is also willing to put his/her life on the line if called to do so. There is courage in the spouse and families at home who are willing to stand by their Trooper and support them no matter how many times their country calls for them to leave. There is also the cour age of all our fellow battle buddies that come home who have wounds that have changed their lives forever. Courage is the ability to keep going and make the best of what you have and live life to the fullest every day. But most of those types of courage you all are quite aware of and live with every day. I want to focus on a challenge we all face every day of our lives. I am talking about the cour age to do what is right when no one is looking. Courage is the ability to muster up the will to not take the easy way out or look the other way when you shouldnt. Personal courage is what I have been talking about, the stuff that makes us all leaders or followers. If one is willing to go body thinks you should do, how can they be a leader? As leaders you must be able to decide what is right and follow through on it. You must have the courage to stand not just follow along, you will ensure the right thing is done. This is not always what it takes to do this. You will not always be liked or the popular person on the block but you will be a leader. You will be able to earn the respect of most. Best of all, you will respect yourself. Courage is hard to live with. It demands of those who say they have it to perform a self examination of their convictions everyday. It demands that we put a mirror up in front of us to see who we really are. Sometimes we dont like what we see. Do you have the courage to change and do what is right? Most of us know what right looks like. As long as you give it 100 percent and you stand up for what is right and ensure that you were not just a follower of the mob; then you should like what you see in that mirror. PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010The 51st Public Affairs Detachment of the United States Virgin Islands Army National Guard was given a teary farewell Saturday as their year-long deployment came to an end. The incoming Wire staff wishes all of them safe and speedy travels and thanks them for their hospitality. photo by Mass Communications Specialist First Class David P. Coleman/The WireHappy Holidays JTF Troopers! photo illustration by Mass Communications Specialist Second Class Elisha Dawkins/The WireKaren Parrish American Forces Press Service_________________________P resident Barrack Obama signed the Dont A sk, Dont Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law at a signing ceremony in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. We are not a nation that says, Dont ask, ceremony. We are a nation that says, Out of many, we are one. We are a nation that welcomes the service that believes all men and women are created equal. Those are the ideals that generations have fought for. Those are the ideals that we uphold today, and now it is my honor to sign The act repeals Section 654, Title 10, of the United States Code, which barred people who are openly gay, lesbian or bisexual from serving in the U.S. military. Todays signing, as the president pointed out, begins a process that will culminate in full repeal over the coming months. The old policy remains in effect until Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, and the president certify the militarys readiness to implement the repeal, the commander in chief said. Its especially important for servicemembers to remember The president said he has spoken to all of the service chiefs, and all are committed to implementing the change swiftly. We are not going to be dragging our feet in chief, I am certain that we can effect this transition in a way that only strengthens our military readiness. People will look back on this moment and wonder [why it was] ever a I also want to commend our military Secretary Gates, Admiral Mullen and the Joint Chiefs. We talked about how to end this policy; we talked about how success in both passing and implementing this change depended on working closely with the Pentagon. And thats Obama praised his defense and national security leaders for their oversight of the change. The courage and the vision of Secretary Gates, of Admiral Mike Mullen, who spoke from the heart and said what he believed was right, of General James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Deputy authors of the Pentagons review, Jeh Johnson [defense general counsel] and General Carter did outstanding and meticulous work and all those who laid the groundwork for this of the professionalism and patriotism of U.S. military members as repeal moves forward. With any change, theres some [servicemembers] have adapted and grown stronger with each of the other changes, I know they will do so again. I know that Secretary Gates, Admiral Mullen, as well as the vast majority of servicemembers themselves share Dont Ask, Dont Tell Repealed Now What?Puerto Rico National Guard Helo Crashes; 3 Dead, 3 Missing THE WIRE | PAGE 3 FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 | NE W S tion. White House photo by Chuck Kennedy _________________________Authorities said Wednesday they have recovered three bodies from the crash of a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter that went down with six people aboard. Three others remain missing. as that of prosecutor Francisco Mujica de Leon. Also aboard the helicopter were prosecutor Mario Torres Marin, Col. Victor Torres Rodriguez, who was second in command of the Puerto Rico National Guard, pilots Hector Ramirez and Carlos Acevedo, and Sgt. Jose Omar Sostre. The UH-72 Lakota helicopter was headed toward Vieques when it disapdo not know what led to the crash. Two other helicopters on the same mission reported no problems. Editors Note: The JTF Guantanamo leadership and all Troopers express our deepest condolences to members of the Puerto Rico National Guard and everyone whose life was touched by this tragedy. this view based on their own experiences, including the experience of serving with dedicated, duty-bound servicemembers who Gay servicemembers who will gain the right to serve openly when repeal is fully implemented, Obama said. US Preparing to Hold Some Guannitely VOA News _________________________ nitely nearly 50 alleged terrorists now held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. An executive order being prepared for review by President Barack Obama says that Guantanamo Bay prisoners kept in detainees are expected to be able to mount legal challenges to their incarceration. day night that the plan under consideration will have clear, lawful and fair procedures, and a thorough review process, so that any prolonged detention is carefully evaluated Of the 174 prisoners still held at Guantanamo, a U.S. Navy base in eastern Cuba, prisoners identities were released.


PAGE 4 | THE WIRE NE W S | FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 JTF Guantanamo Top Brass Addresses TroopersTroopers living in the Tierra Kay housing complex will soon see a series of changes. That was one of the messages delivered by JTF Guantanamo Commander Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson during a recent series of allhands meetings. Harbeson said work is nearly comhousing area, with completion expected by late winter or early spring. What I need to know from you now is what sort of things we need to popusaid. Harbeson also used to the opportunity to speak about a new fire suppression system being installed at the TK complex. Harbeson said contractors would work block-to-block during the installation process, requiring Troopers living in impacted units to temporarily relocate for up to three weeks. We are looking into several different said, noting the Bay Hill area was one of the options being considered. This is not a perfect situation but its In addition to the efforts underway at the TK, Harbeson said a new Club Sur vivor, an MWR facility, near the Seaside Galley is in the works and all of the sea huts on Camp America are scheduled to be taken down. Harbeson said both projects should be complete in the Spring of 2011. Following the updates, the Admiral talked about some of the distinguished visitors coming to the island in the near future. They value the feedback you proIn the nearly nine years since the for mation of JTF Guantanamo, the island has been host to several congressional delegations, along with a slew of highranking dignitaries anxious to visit their Troopers working with the task force.Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________Harbeson took the opportunity to also answer one of the common questions he hears following VIP visits. How come the detainees seem to have it better than the Troopers working he said, pointing out facilities for many of the detainees include video game systems, high definition television and other amenities. Harbeson answered the question by noting the unique status of those detained at Guantanamo. Of the 174 detainees here, three With one having charges against him. Thats the truth of the situaHarbeson said he was proud of the work done by his Troopers and he would put his operations up against any other facility in the world. We maintain the gold standard with our operations said. There are those out there who would make accusations I would say to them, come here and see our operations we maintain the highest standard Moving on to address a series of rumors concerning possible changes to the face of the task force, Harbeson said there were several discussions ongoing with Southern Command, the higher headquarters of the JTF. We are reviewing several possiNothing has been decided or approved by Gen. Fraser (Gen. Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command) and we continue to discuss Harbeson answered several questions concerning mold conditions at the TK housing area as well as increasing capacity at laundry facilities in the Cuzco Barracks area. Harbeson said he and his senior leadership would look into the issues presented during the meeting. This is not a perfect situation but its the right thing to do.JTF Commander Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson commenting on possible Trooper relocations. Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson, Joint Task Force Guantanamo commander recently addressed the Troopers of the task force in a series of all-hands meetings. THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 | F EA T URE Senior Airman Gino Reyes JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________ The 525th Military Police Battalion motor pool repairs 525th vehicles for use in accomplishing the Joint Task Force Guantanamo mission. There are only six Troopers running the shop and they stay pretty busy. As a team there is no task we cannot vehicle mechanic Spc. Jose Ramos. The motor pool performs both weekly and monthly scheduled maintenance on all vehicles. When broken vehicles come in, there is a six-step process performed. The vehicle is inspected on the initial turn in. After that primary inspection, problems begins. If needed, parts are ordered. Once all the repairs are complete, vehicles are dispatched back for duty. The entire work quality and production. Fixing vehicles is not all these Troopers bring to the mission. They also instruct classes on tactical vehicle operation. The approximately 40-hour program consists of basic concepts and maneuvering. Instructors ensure operators have full control of vehicles and an understanding of driving concepts before issuing a license, said Ramos. If any operator receives a license and causes an accident, injury or even death the explained. The 525th MP Company motor pool is a diverse group of Troopers from all around the company. We come together and get the job mechanic Sergeant Jose Parra. completion of work coming in, the 525th motor pool helps the Joint Task Force mission running smoothly.Motor pool helps keep things running of the 525th Military Police Company motor pool. photo by Senior Airman Gino Reyes/The Wire


PAGE 6 | THE WIRE F EA T URE | FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 Army Spc. Meredith Vincent JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________VIPs are no strangers to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A familiar sight around the base is groups of journalists, politicians jubilant performance put on by such a group at the Trooper Chapel Monday afternoon. Maj. Gen. Antonio J. Vicens, Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard, visited Guantanamo in hopes of seeing some of the 200 Soldiers from Puerto Rico stationed here. He brought with him a group of retention and recruiting personnel that also happened to be pretty good with a beat. A group of our recruiters are acting Guard explained. Parrandas are basically As the musicians entered the Trooper Chapel, it was clear these were not the Christmas carols most people grew up with afternoon was a mix of African, Spanish and Native American sounds accompanied by an eclectic mix of drums, guitars, tambourines and maracas. This is traditional music from Puerto recruiting and retention non-commissioned our Christmas music to our guys who are The group was asked to accompany Vicens to bring some holiday cheer to the Puerto Rican Soldiers away from their homes this season. He (the general) thought it would be a good idea to bring some of the island spirit over here to them, since they are so Quinones, marketing NCO for the Puerto Rican National Guard. Quinones own daughter is stationed in Kosov and he explained this trip was a healing experience for him as well. National Guard Imports Holiday Sounds From Puerto Rico Army Sgt. Maj. Jose Padilla (center) and staff with the Puerto Rico National Guard, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, perform a special holiday caroling assembly at the Trooper Chapel in Camp America. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins/The Wire THE WIRE | PAGE 7 FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 | FEA T URE It was nice for me to come over here and bring some Quinones put on an inspired and joyous performance, along with his fellow musicians. The energy was palpable Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson, Joint Task Force Guantanamo commander, picked up a tambourine and got into the spirit. Dahlen believes that their visit made the lasting effect they were hoping for. he said after the festivities. Were thinking about them and we wish them all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful (below) Army Soldiers with the Puerto Rico National Guard, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, sing and 20, 2010. -photo by Mass Communication Specialists 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins/The Wire JTF Guantanamo Commander, Rear Adm. Jeffery Harbeson, speaks with Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Vicens, the Adjutant General for Puerto Rico National Guard at the Trooper Chapel. -photo by Mass Communication Specialists 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins/ The Wire Joint Task Force Army Sgt. 1st Class Alcides Heredia plays a guitar during a song with the Puerto Rico National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion. -photo by Mass Communication Specialists 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins/The Wire National Guard, Recruiting and Retention Battalion leads Troopers with hometown music. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins/The Wire


THE WIRE | PAGE 9 PAGE 8 | THE WIREFRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 Bay residents run the Jingle Bell 2-mile Fun Run, Dec. 18, 2010. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation program held the annual their Christmas holiday and in support of the -photo by Mass Communica tions Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins/The Wire Members of the Maritime Safety and Security Team-Miami pose with Santa prior to the Jingle Bell Fun Run. -photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry/The Wire and dog treats for all the four-legged participants. -photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry/The Wire an English bulldog and Mastiff cross after the jingle bell fun run. -photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry/The Wire cares for Rocky, an English bulldog and Mastiff cross. -photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry/The Wire Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________The Jingle Bell 2 Mile Fun Run was a great way to kindle the holiday spirit, start a tradition and make new memories. The conditions of Guantanamo Bay allow joggers to take their running up a notch due to the numerous sidewalks, good trails and Maritime Safety and Security Team in Miami. I love running and being here has presented me with the opportunity to really take my hit by anything going faster than 25 miles per hour. There are plenty of sidewalks and good trails with plenty of places to go and That has helped her take advantage and try to get some good mileage in. It has also helped her to mix up her routine and do things a little differently. Community events like the fun run also help to bring out the holiday spirit and boost morale. It was really cool doing a Christmas-themed run in such a hot trees and the very green foliage and then, here comes Santa Claus Quinn went on to explain she is originally from Falmouth, Mass. and has only been in Miami for the past year and a half. Quinn. So I can really appreciate the snow and the cold climates The spirit of the holidays is more than just a picturesque winter wonderland; it is a time for reminiscing with friends and family. The holidays are about people coming together and they are away from their families, she said, they will be able to look back and think, Oh yeah! I remember doing the Jingle Bell Fun Run in Guantanamo Bay around Christmas time with the guys Jingle Bell Fun Run


PAGE 10 | THE WIREFEA T URE | FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________ Joint Task Force Troopers face challenges every day. Working in an unfamiliar joint-service environment can cause stress, which if not managed early can lead to anxiety, depression and other mental ailments. There are both positive and negative stressors. Positive stressors involve achievement and success while negative stressors play a role in damaging ones self esteem and can impact mission accomplishment. Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team, said there are several indicators when negative stress may be impacting ones mental state. Duffy said change in normal behavior, loss of sleep or lack of appetite are just a few signs that a Trooper should seek assistance. that we teach for depression, anger or In a deployed environment adapting to change is a critical skill needed to complete the mission. Sometimes it takes that shipmate Is It Head Check Time?or Soldier to open up, knowing that the Duff said. But if it [stress] starts to build up in an individual and becomes more of an issue, thats when we will jump in as JSMART provides cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills and relaxation techniques Troopers can use. Scheduled sleep, smoking cessation and anger management instruction are a few of the additional tools provided by JSMART. If someone has an anger issue, we to scan themselves and be aware of how much anger, irritability and frustration Duff said while self-awareness is key in identifying potential problems, the JSMART team also employ a batch of cognitive tools to assist Troopers. Duff explained. How they perceive themselves, other people and how they respond to the events in the world around them. Sometimes that can be a big step Troopers needing assistance from the JSMART team can contact them at 3566. Mitigation and Restoration Team (JSMART), Dec. 21, 2010. JSMARTs mission is photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Helpful Tips from the JSMART TeamListen to calming music Try Yoga or meditation Take a series of long, deep breaths Visualize calming scenesTrouble Sleeping?Go to bed at the same time each day Write a sleep journal Use the bed only for sleep Turn off the television 15 minutes prior to sleeping, Do not work out one hour prior to bed time Reduce or eliminatie caffeine. Need to Relax? THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 | LI F E AND S P IRI T 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 Troopers Chapel 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 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 GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Main Chapel Bible Study 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 Life and Spirit When we look for the meaning of Christmas many things may come to mind. It may be Christmas songs, food or presents under the tree. It could be the gathering together of family and friends for Christmas parties and lots of eggnog. Christmas might be a time to go to church for Christmas pageants, a living Nativity scene or a mall getting those last minute Christmas bargains. You might be hard at work in the kitchen preparing for all the guests who are coming over. Your family may not celebrate Christmas and it may be a day at the movies, a time to take a cruise or just another day at work. But this Christmas might be like one youve had in Iraq, Afghanistan or in the middle of the ocean. Guantanamo Bay doesnt scream Christmas. Only very recently have those who live on the main island been able to celebrate the holiday. You may feel lonely, sad or it may seem like just another day with not much to celebrate. You may be planning a big Christmas bash with 50 people or a small, quiet get-to-together with friends. You might be spending your Christmas on watch, on guard or being served by the many civilians who are working this day. Christmas might have you envisioning a babe in a manger or a jolly, large man in a red suit. You might be watching Rudolph or Frosty, Charlie Brown or the Grinch. You might watch A Christmas Carol or Its a Wonderful Life. You may spend your Christmas watching the Griswalds in A Christmas Vacation or Ralphie in A Christmas Story. You may balk at all the materialism of the season, make gifts or give to charity; your family may have fallen With all the things Christmas means and all the images it may bring to mind, it really comes down to God to all of humanity. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season and a blessed New Year. NEGB Command Chaplain _________________________


PAGE 12 | THE WIRE S P OR T S | FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 Chiefs Hammer First Classes in Smack-talk Fueled Softball MatchupIt might be a slight stretch to call Saturdays softball game calling it a slaughter would be closer to the truth than calling it a close game. After the dust settled and the FCPOs took their ing tall. The game within the game started early when, an oft-referred While representatives of WikiLeaks are still seeking details of the memo, The Wire has learned the contents of the memo tossed down the gauntlet with serious trash talk aimed squarely at the CPOs. In what is sure to be remembered as a fatal gambit, the Chiefs would use the contents of the memo to taunt the FCPO throughout the game. At the onset, the First Classes seemed to want to make a game inning-ending double play. Heading into the bottom half of the opening frame, the Firsts were up 4-0. It would be the last time they would hold a lead. A combination of shaky pitching and poor defense allowed the Chiefs to bring the scoreboard even and eventually go up by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel JTF Guantanamo Public Affairs_________________________ photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel/The Wire photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel/The Wire THE WIRE | PAGE 13 FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 | S P OR T S one run. Unlike the FCPO hitters who took CPO pitcher Bryan series of grounders that found holes in the mitts of the First Class defenders advancing the runners. Down 12-4 opening the top of the fourth, FCPO bats sputtered to life with a series of hits resulting in three runs for the First Classes but the Chiefs used their half of the frame to tack on an additional six runs. Theres some debate as to whether the Chiefs granted the First Classes an additional out for the last inning, but chatter by the defense of the Chiefs noted the First Classes could have had an additional three outs to the inning and still not even up the score. Following the drubbing, members of the CPO squad signed the game ball and presented it to the First Classes, a bittersweet reminder of the stinging defeat. There was a lot of back and forth for a while about playing Bright went on to say the game was always intended to be a good time with smack talk just part of the routine between the two organizations. photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel/The Wire


PAGE 14 | THE WIRE EN T ER T AINMEN T | FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 starring very attractive people, has all the passion and chemistry of a legal notepad. Its not exactly a challenge to make Venice and two of the best-looking people in the world look good. The scenery and stars are unmistakably stunning, but they dont compensate for the movies slow, simpleminded plot or the lack of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. All in all, this is merely a high-end photo shoot with mild bouts of acting. and full of clichs. It is nothing more than a watered-down version of any action/espionage thrillers over the past 25 years. There is literally nothing original about the movie. While the plot is good, it is also highly predictable. Add to this pile of mediocrity several pieces of studio music that fail to match the scene and Movie Review of an American (Johnny Depp) who visits Italy to mend a broken heart, but crosses paths with the femme Jolie). secrets and mystery and no surprise to viewers by the men and high tech gadgets of Scotland Yard. The romantic outdoor cafs of Paris lend themselves well to the down at her favorite caf, she receives a letter from reading the cryptic message, she burns the evidence and boards a train to Venice with instructions to fool the police by picking out a man the police could believe is Pearce. As she walks down the train, she sees Frank. She promptly sits with him and begins talking about spy novels. Frank about her. The train arrives and the two of Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry JTF Guantanamo Public AffairsWhat is your favorite Christmas carol?Marine Cpl. Lisa Graff Santa Clause is Comin to Town, because it brings back all the memories from childhood and because you always wanted to be good around Christmas time so you would get something other than a lump of coal. O Holy Night, because it reminds me of what Christmas is really about. Frosty the Snowman This Christmas because the Temptations sang it and Army Staff Sgt. Vonterrell R. Frederick Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Joshua Thomas Coast Guard Lt. Junior Grade Justin Gear whirlwind of intrigue and danger be well received by audiences. It has one of the most beautiful women in the world working across from one Hollywoods biggest heartthrobs. Throw in a script from two Academy Award-winning screenwriters under the direction of an Oscar-winning beat. However, inevitably this action thriller, although set in Paris and Venice and Boots on the Ground THE WIRE | PAGE 15 FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010 | EN T ER T AINMEN T BEEF Ball from Cpt. Dennis Adezas, an IT member with the Commissions Support Group, during a game of pin-the-Santa-hatphoto by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry/The Wire View Askew


Around the photo by Senior Airman Gino Reyes/The Wire photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Elisha Dawkins/ The Wire