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Volume 12, Issue 03 THE An Award-Winning JTF Journal Bice and Fosterchild help rock in the New Year Friday, January 7, 2011 Around the Logistics Specialist Seaman Dominique A. Williams sorts Joint Task Force Guantanamo mail being unloaded from a cargo plane at Leeward Guantanamo mission. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Guantanamo Bay. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman


PAGE 2 | THE WIRETROO P ER-T O-TROO P ER | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 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 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: 3651 Photojournalists: Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Air Force Senior Airman Gino Reyes Army. Spc. Kelly Gary Contact 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.mil BACK COVER: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston speaks to Joint Task Force Command Master Chief Scott Fleming during a tour of Camp Six detention facility, Jan. 5. photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Elisha DawkinsCOVER: Bo Bice and Fosterchild helped bring in the New Year with concerts at the Tiki Bar and the Windjamer, Dec. 31.Bo Bice photo by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel, Fosterchild photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry A new year has begun and many people look to start new things and make resolutions of change or improvement. Many experts say that by February 1st, a great deal of those resolutions have already failed. So do you have a 2011 resolution? Will you be one of those who make their resolution stick? In the military we are charged each and every day with the duties appointed to us from our leadership. There is no choice to fail or walk away from these dutiesbecause you are held accountable and doing your best is expected. So are you going to hold yourself accountable for your 2011 resolution? If you have a resolution to end your tobacco use, get into better shape, make the next rank or take your education to the next level, then shouldnt you hold yourself accountable? Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, What consequences will I hold myself to? Who will check your six? For me its as easy as telling a Wingman, (Battle or Shipmate) about your resolution or goal. Then offer to do the same for them. Its just like going back to pick up that Trooper who isnt quiet as fast as you of someone there to push you along or even to just ask how youre doing, can make the difference between success or failure. One reason may people abandon their resolutions or goals is we become discouraged when results dont come quickly enough, or when we requires sustained effort and commitment one of those great military core values. It is also typically accompanied by physical discomfort. For example, reducing food, alcohol or nicotine intake from a level to which you have become accustomed can result in cravings. Its easy to procrastinate until tomorrow, so that you can rationalize not disciplining yourself today. That is why having a Wingman, (Battle or Shipmate) can help you along the way. Strive for excellence, strive for success, and good luck to those who have a 2011 resolution.Trooper to TrooperfeaturingNoncommissioned-officer-in-charge, PAOAir Force Master SergeantAndrew Leonhard THE WIRE | PAGE 3 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | OU T SIDE T HE WIREA Navy program is equipping service members and their families with the skills they need to weather the psychological and physical challenges bred by a decade of war. Project FOCUS, or Families Over Coming Under Stress, bolsters communication and coping skills among families impacted by multiple deployments and the visible and invisible wounds of war. support service members and their country, said Kirsten Woodward, family programs division director for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Its important for us to support families in the same manner in which they are in March 2008 after observing the growing effects of wartime stress on family members psychological health. Little research had been conducted on the impact of war on families up to that point, Woodward noted, but what they Navy Program Puts FOCUS on Military FamiliesElaine Wilson American Forces Press ServiceNavy Relieves Enterprise Captain for Poor JudgmentKaren Parrish American Forces Press Service A Navy captain whose shipboard videos have made headlines since they surfaced in the media over the weekend has been relieved of his command for demonstrating poor Tuesday. Capt. Owen Honors made the videos aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in 2006 and 2007, and he had served as commander of the Enterprise for about seven months when he was relieved. The responsibility of the commanding U.S. Fleet Forces commander Navy Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. said today in Norfolk, Va. While Captain Honors performance as been without incident, his profound lack of good judgment and professionalism while Enterprise calls into question his character and completely undermines his credibility to continue to serve effectively in command. Honors video skits garnered global attention after the Virginian-Pilot newspaper published three of them and an accompanying story on its website Jan. 2. The videos include anti-gay slurs and depict male sailors in drag and female sailors showering together in a single stall. The Enterprise crew viewed some of the videos on the ships closed-circuit television system while the vessel was deployed in 2006 and 2007 supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the newspapers reports. to a higher standard, Harvey said. Those in command must exemplify the Navys core values of honor, courage and commitment, which we expect our sailors to follow. Our leaders must be above reproach, and our sailors deserve nothing less. Honors has been reassigned to administrative duties at Naval Air Force Atlantic. Navy Capt. Dee Mewbourne will take command of USS Enterprise, Harvey said. The ship is scheduled to deploy in the coming weeks. Mewbourne commanded the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower during two combat deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Harvey said. Mewbourne had been serving as chief of staff for Navy Cyber Forces, and was to assume command of the Enterprise this afternoon. We will support and work with Captain Mewbourne and the crew of Enterprise to keep them forward focused on their upcoming combat deployment. This is a of Enterprise are outstanding sailors who have completed a very challenging and comprehensive predeployment workup period in a thoroughly professional manner. They are well-trained and I have full missions during their deployment, Harvey said. An investigation will continue on all aspects of the videos production, the admiral added, including the actions of other the actions they took in response. Navy Capt. Owen Honors, whose shipboard videos have made headlines since surfacing in the media over the weekend, was relieved of his command for demonstrating poor judgment, a senior Navy photo courtesy of U.S. NavyNational Guard reaches 1,200 mark on borderSlightly more than 1,200 National Guard members from the four Southwest border states are in training or already deployed in support of the border today. organization that provides constant forces for overseas commitments and domestic support operations," said Jack Harrison, director of communications for the National Guard Bureau. "In fact, request for forces to date." The largest number of troops 602 is on orders in Arizona followed by California with 274, Texas with 283 and New Mexico with 84. "Overages are planned to accommodate the transition of personnel on and off the mission, therefore troop deployment." Harrison said. The majority of the Guardmembers will support the Customs and Border and support Immigration and Customs Enforcement with criminal investigative analysts for one year. Additional troops from these states will serve in command and control or support positions. The mission is scheduled to end June 30, 2011. National Guard Bureau


GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Mon. Fri. 5:30 p.m. Main Chapel Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Main Chapel Mass 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 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 Wednesday 7 p.m. Troopers Chapel The Truth Project Bible study Sunday 6 p.m. Troopers Chapel Protestant Worship 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 17A new year brings new goals for everyone. More often than not, these goals focus on the physical, be it appearance or performance. For the routine gym user, this year, new self kick, which generally ebbs within a month. Without delving too far into the human condition, one can predict how this ebb People expect instant change. Because of this, many newcomers push an excessive regimen, foregoing all comfort foods and exhausting their motivation with massive two-hour workout sessions four days a week. Aside from a body-shocking change, many new gym users hit the store before they enter the gym, loading up on supplements with promises of instant results. NEX overloads the senses. Flashy bottles, jugs and boxes of every shape and size, each shiny object promising miraculous claims. Hidden behind the glitz and glam sits a list of warnings and exceptions. This inconveniently tiny text tells everything you really need to know before taking statements: STOP use if (insert abnormal condition here) occurs, CYCLE off every Xth week, and CONSULT your physician before use. These phrases are words every user should heed. Of all the previously mentioned warnings, consultation is the biggest in the military, as each branch has a list of banned substances, some of which are legal for civilians. Aside from legality, consultation also keeps your personal safety at heart. Your physician knows what all the 10-thousand-dollar words, like L-phenylalanine mean, and can steer you away from a harmful path. Cycling off is also important when using supplements. The length of times vary, but, all pre-work out supplements suggest it. As with many drugs, failing to cycle off could result in creating an immunity to the drug. So really, taking a break makes it more effective over time. One last major consideration with supplements comes from the Food and Drug Administrations website. Supplements arent regulated the same as all other medications. Instead, the FDA allows these companies to regulate themselves. This sometimes leads to a product being released to the public when it may not be safe. When this occurs, the FDA of course polices up the issue before the product is re-released. Still, it is yet another reason to consult a physician before using a new supplement. At the very least, consult online reviews. If everyone is writing about a product being dangerous, it probably is. The take home point Im meandering toward here is simply this: these supplements would be more accurately described as compliments. Getting in shape takes time and effort. Quality exercise is still the main wrestling coach/calculus teacher would say, Garbage in, garbage out. Good luck in all your new years goals. Take it slow, steady and consistently and youll achieve results that last.Mind, Body & SoulSuggestions for Supplementing SafelyStory by Spc. Justin PiercePAGE 4 | THE WIREMIND, BODY, SP IRI T | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011Getting in shape takes time and effort. Quality exercise is still the main ingrediant in fitness. THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | TROO P ER FOCUS Staff Sgt. Christopher Gatrost wasnt even supposed to be in Cuba. Added on at the last minute, he was given a weeks notice before joining his unit at their mobilization station in Fort Bliss, Texas. Two weeks later, he was on a plane. Gatrost, a housing specialist with J4, Dec. 23, 2010 by 1st Lt. Mark Wise, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, for obtaining a 300 on his Army Physical Fitness Test a perfect score. Wise, for one, was not surprised by the young Soldiers accomplishment. Hes a motivating factor out here, said Wise. Hes got great dedication and it shows in his work ethic. Gatrost attributes his small-town upbringing for that particular set of qualities. Im no stranger to work, he said. I just try to do as much as I can while Im gainfully employed. It makes the day go by and the deployment go by. This upcoming February will mark 10 years of gainful government employment for Gatrost, who originally joined the Army as a way to go to college. He checked that goal off his to-do list when he received his bachelors degree in marketing and international business last year. So whats next for the high-speed Soldier? My plan was always to go active duty out of college, Gatrost explained. My trooperbecome an aviator in the Army. Sgt. Maj. Rivers A. Jacques Jr., Joint Task Force housing facility manager, said he cant speak highly enough of Gatrost. When you give him a task, you only have to say it once and he gets it done, said Jacques. Hes very intuitive and selfmotivated. With a determination that seemingly cannot be stopped and leadership cheering him on, Gatrost is looking forward to continuing his career in the Army. If I get an aviator spot, Ill do that until they kick me out, he smiled. I mean, whats a better job than being a pilot? Rivers, for his part, has no doubts about Gatrosts success. He is the example and the epitome of what we look for in todays nonmajor. I wish I had ten more just like him. Bullet Bio Time in service: 10 years Hobbies: SCUBA, working out Pet Peeves: Griping and complaining Next goal: Aviator in the Army Army Staff Sgt Christopher GatrostfocusBoots on the GroundWhich team do you think will be going to the Super Bowl? to repeat, baby! -Army Staff Sgt. Dion Herrera Yeoman 1st Class Army Staff Sgt.


PAGE 6 | THE WIRE NE W S | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 Harnessin the John Paul Jones Hill is Guantanamo Bays highest point, named after a revolutionary naval war hero. On top of JPJ four wind turbines display how ancient philosophy and state-of-the-art technology combine to help propel renewable energy on Guantanamo Bay. The turbines are a sign that Guantanamo Bay is on board with energy conservation and provide a percentage of the bases energy since their installment in 2005. GTMO is a completely self-sustaining base, said Arthur Torley, production division director of Naval Facilities. We take no water or power from outlying Cuba. gained from using renewable energy such as wind power. Although the base primarily runs on diesel generators, an of the bases power is provided by these turbines, said Torley. Story and photos by Spc. Kelly Gary W ind wind turbine, Dec. 31, 2010. THE WIRE | PAGE 7 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | NE W S generator hub) will face, he added. Aside from the initial start, the turbines are self automated and take minimal manpower. These are small machines compared to most in the U.S., standing only 80 meters high compared to the 120 meters currently used, said Hodge. Hodge estimated the turbines stand a total of 262 feet with the blade. A turbine is no small structure and doesnt come cheap. an energy savings performance contract with Noresco, a Massachusetts company specializing in energy solutions, said Hodge. Although the project was in the ballpark of $12 million the turbines will continue to provide cost effective power for years to come. With the daily cost of energy reaching up to $90,000, attaining 10 percent is a The percentage of power provided by renewable resources is expected to increase On a good day the turbines provide up to 10 percent of power and have produced up to 17 percent at one point, said Torley. Guantanamo Bay made a good candidate for the project with a constant, reliable wind of at least nine miles per hour which is necessary for the turbines to be started up, he explained. The turbines actually require electricity to launch the propellers and anything below 9kw isnt worth the electricity. When winds exceed 75-80 miles per hour, the turbines are inoperable as well, said Torley. Brian Hodge, a wind turbine technician for Burns and Roe, described how the turbines operate. An anemometer (small device atop each turbine) gauges the wind speed and the wind vane monitors the direction of the wind, said Hodge. When the anemometer and wind vane gauge that there is either not enough or too much wind, the turbine will not operate. The information is then passed to a central processing unit which decides which direction the nacelle (gear box and as solar and wind power as well as bio-fuel continue to replace diesel, said Torley. This is a huge step toward helping Guantanamo and the U.S get off the dependency of foreign oil, Torley said In addition to generating power the emissions from diesel fuel, Hodge agreed. The combination of solar and wind energy is the wave of the future.


THE WIRE | PAGE 8 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | F EA T UREPAGE 9 | THE WIRE F EA T URE | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 As the ball dropped in New York and countdowns around the country came to a resounding three, two, one Troopers celebrating at the Tiki Bar at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba welcomed 2011 with special New Years Eve guest and American Idol season four runner-up, Bo Bice. Morale, Welfare and Recreation community activities director Amiee MacDonnell said nabbing Bice for Friday nights festivities was a real coup. One of my roles is to bring in live entertainment here in GTMO, explained MacDonnell. I think it really helps to boost the morale of the troops here, to have a little taste of something you might experience in the states. Bice has already toured twice in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, but Bice detailed a long list of family members who served in the military. My long hair and rock and roll ways kept me out, Bice chuckled. But the military has a long tradition in my family. Following a raucous performance, Bice helped MacDonnell count down the seconds left in 2010. At the appointed second, he popped the cork on a bottle of champagne and led the crowd in a rousing redition of America, the Beautiful. He cant show enough appreciation for the Troops, said MacDonnell. (He) is extremely grateful to be here going out and doing meet-and-greets, photos and autographs. Hes just been a real pleasure to work with.American Idol star revs up the New Year Story by Spc. Meredith Vincent Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel Photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins Photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins


PAGE 10 | THE WIREFEA T URE | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 Fosterchild comes to townStory by Army Sgt. Mathieu PerryNot only was the band playing in a foreign country but the concert afforded them an opportunity to say thanks to those who serve their country. For me its giving something back to them (Troopers), said Bob Pirylis Jr., Fosterchilds drummer. They give so much to us sometimes their lives were just playing a show. Echoing Pirylis comments, Fosterchilds lead guitarist Brian Quinn explained the concert gave Troopers a chance to cut loose, even if just for a night. It meant the world to me to be able to perform for the Troopers, Quinn said. The band learned they were playing here around Thanksgiving. After that, everything became a whirlwind of activity. Getting passports, clearing work schedules, making arrangments with tour managers all tasks to accomplish before the group could board a plane and make the trip to Guantanamo Bay. The band felt an incredible pressure to deliver. We were like, Oh my God! We got it! If we dont deliver this show, we are the worst band of all time, said Quinn. But deliver they did. A packed crowd at the Windjammer rocked out as the band performed a mix of rock-n-roll hits along with a few of their own ditties. A special treat for those in attendance that night was the debut of the bands forthcoming single, Stronger. Pirylis. We were working on Stronger and we were like this (Cuba) is where we are going to play this song. between the music of Fosterchild and the moments-notice U.S. Military. I think the military is always ready to go, said Quinn. I kind of For the members of Fosterchild, an alternative rock band from Philadelphia, playing to a crowd at the Windjammer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on New Years Eve was a double shot of cool. THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | FEA T URE I think the military is always ready to go, said Quinn. I kind of feel our music is ready to go in a moments notice to get you pumped up. Individually, members of Fosterchild have performed for much bigger crowds than the one at the Windjammer. However, Quinn is certain this show will be one of their most treasured. opportunity and a life-changing experience, Quinn said, adding hell take more than just memories when he returns to Philly. A self-proclaimed pack rat, Quinn intends to frame the champagne-soaked, footprint marked set list from the night and is particularly proud of the coin he received from members of the Marine Corps Security Forces. My memorabilia from here will be the crown jewel of my collection for sure, said Quinn. While not quite the hoarder as Quinn, Pirylis agreed, saying performing for Guantanamo Bay Troopers was an amazing experience. Ive got to be honest with you, I have never done anything like what Im doing the six days that Im here, said Pirylis. This is my greatest achievement. For us to be able to play a show here on New Years Eve, you just cant do anything cooler than that!


PAGE 12 | THE WIRE F EA T URE | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 The Joint Dental Group at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is tasked with maintaining dental health readiness for Troopers stationed here. Our main goal is to treat and reduce pain of the gums and teeth, said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ayanna Wright. It can be anything from a cavity to a root canal, broken tooth or minor surgeries. Priority is given to those patients who are in need of emergency care, said dental In most cases they are treated with emergency oral examination, X-rays, Dental team strives for healthy smilesevaluation, routine restorative care and cleanings, Green explained. To prevent tooth decay while deployed, it is important for servicemembers to have a current examination in garrison or their home-duty station prior to coming here, he added. Furthermore, daily care is vital to sustaining healthy teeth. Establishing a good daily routine of oral hygiene will help prevent the advance of tooth decay, Green reiterated. A third piece to healthy teeth is avoiding bad habits, such as tobacco use. Story and photos by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha DawkinsRegular care, good daily habits essential to avoid issuesUndergoing tobacco cessation is vital to dental health, he added. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer because it contains materials that are abrasive. Taking preventative measures is essential to a Troopers health and vital in maintaining good dental hygiene. I believe good dental health is an example of good quality of life, concluded Green. My personal mission as a dentist is to help people improve their overall health. If you require an annual dental exam or have potential dental issues, contact the Joint Troopers Clinic at ext. 3393. and exams for JTF Troopers. THE WIRE | PAGE 13 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | F EA T URE Looking in the mirror after his mother gave him yet another bad haircut, Ships Serviceman 3rd Class Darold Johnsonbrown came to a conclusion. Just nine years old at the time, Johnsonbrown decided he could do a better job cutting his own hair and a life-long passion began. To be able to take nothing and make something out of it that people are happy with, said Johnsonbrown, one of two barbers assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. Thats art. Cutting hair is like art. The irony not lost on him, Johnsonbrown set of shears. She wasnt mad at all, she just went out and got them for me, Johnsonbrown said. Friends from his North Carolina high school noticed his hair and asked Johnsonbrown who the master behind the clippers was. When they found out it was me cutting my own hair, my friends started asking me to cut their hair, said Johnsonbrown, who quickly established a reputation as the man to see if you needed a trim. Finishing high school and moving on with his life, the need to take care of his young son walked through the recruiters door in 2005, there was no question in his mind what job he wanted. As fate would have it, the recruiter had a quota for a ships serviceman and Johnsonbrown was on his way to wearing a Navy uniform. Fast forward through a blur of basic Johnsonbrown explained a canceled deployment to Kuwait brought him to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After the deployment to Kuwait didnt work out, I volunteered to come to Guantanamo, he said. Working with his fellow ships serviceman, Johnsonbrown makes regular, weekly trips to the camps in the detention facility. The team of barbers ensure they maintain a strict schedule of which camps they visit on a particular day. Detainees know when were supposed to be at their camp, Johnsonbrown said. If were not there, that can cause disruptions. Disruptions, however, are a normal part of Johnsonbrowns regular routine. He said it is not uncommon to show up ready to work and a detainee will suddenly decide they dont want their hair cut. And then there are those days were the entire block wants their mustache trimmed or their hair cut and Im at a camp all day, he said. Those are the days Johnsonbrown prefers. Being a barber is just one of the duties incumbent in his rate logistics, escorting detainees to the phone center and other behind the chair. Id much rather be cutting hair, he said. Much like in small-town barbershops that dot the American landscape, Johnsonbrown said inevitably conversations will pick up as he goes about his job. Some of the detainees, those who are really strict about their faith, will tell me which way to cut their hair, Johnsonbrown said, explaining strict adherence to Islamic faith has a hair cut beginning on the right side, working to the left. Ill also hear about which guard a detainee doesnt like and stuff like that, Johnsonbrown said. But I stay out of it. I dont say anything back to them, I just do my job. Still young in his Navy career, Johnsonbrown said he intends to reenlist when the time comes and hopes to get his shore-duty time soon. Looking beyond that, Johnsonbrown said he wants to go to ships serviceman rate. Its a long school, about two months, he said. But I love doing this and want to keep doing it.Have clippers, will travelStory by Army Staff Sgt. Benjamin Cossel 3rd Class Darold detention facilities, January 4, 2010. by Mass Communication Coleman


Army Spc. Matthew MuntzerMovie Review Welcome back Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) Focker. And, as the title should clue you in, these Fockers have been multiplying. The couple now has twins, little Samantha and Henry Focker. Let the games begin! In case youre not familiar with the Fockers brood, Greg has spent the last two movies meeting his girlfriends parents (Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner), her parents meeting his parents (the beautifully cast Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) and squirming through the hilarity that usually comes with Stiller at his awkward, stammering best. In this third installment, Greg must manage to be a parent in front of the aforementioned grandparents. De Niros Papa Jack is bitter by his second daughters divorce (hubby was a cheatin man) and becomes obsessed with making sure that his last-son-in-law-standing can handle being the man of the family. Meanwhile, Greg has re-connected with an old nursing school friend, Andi (Jessica Alba). Add a heart attack, erectile dysfunction drugs and Owen Wilson in the mix and poor Greg never stands a chance. Theres no Big Message in Little Fockers. Theres silliness. Theres hilarity. Theres even come cleverness in the Godfather angle that Jack applies to his grooming of Greg, the new Godfocker. (I shouldnt have to point this out, but for those of you who dont know: De Niro won the Academy Award for his work in The Godfather: Part II.) But one does not go to a Focker movie for deep thinking. We go because we want to laugh. And you will. At the heart of the story are Greg and Pam. As young parents, they bicker, compromise and withstand their crazy families and friends. But they do it together. Polo and Stiller have created a couple for the ages. The movie would not work without their simple, loving relationship. for this Focking adventure. PAGE 14 | THE WIREAT T HE MOVIES | FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 07 11 10 09 08 12 13TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY MONDAY SATURDAY SUNDAYCall MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. New Movie Hotline call 4880. Skyline (PG13) 7 p.m. Little Fockers (PG13) 9 p.m. Megamind (PG) 7 p.m. Paranormal Activity 2 (R) 7 p.m. Last Showing Red (PG13) 7 p.m. Last Showing Due Date (R) 7 p.m. Unstoppable (PG13) 7 p.m. Little Fockers (PG13) 8 p.m. Skyline (PG13) 10 p.m. Conviction (R) 8 p.m. Unstoppable (PG13) 8 p.m. Hereafter (PG13) 8 p.m. Tron Legacy (PG) 8 p.m. Red (PG13) 8 p.m. Last Showing For Colored Girls (R) 10 p.m. Paranormal Activity 2 (R) 8 p.m. Last ShowingDowntown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Clipper Club Other EventsSunset Sail 6 p.m. Marina Stich and Chat Library, 7 p.m. Tron Legacy (PG) 7 p.m. For Colored Girls (R) 9 p.m. Chess Club Meeting FMI call 2010 2 p.m. Night Fishing Marina 6 p.m. THE WIRE | PAGE 15 FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011 | OU T AND AB OU T Up, up and away ... photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Bravo Zulu!The following individuals received letters of congratulations for their hard work and dedication from JTF Commander Rear. Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson. In addition to recognition in The Wire, Troopers receive a coin of excellence from the Admiral.SH3 Henry Ramirez Spc. Elisamuel Gonzalez AO2 Michael Fulcher Sgt. 1st Class McCall Army Sgt. Kirk Army Spc. Vasel Army Staff Sgt. Gatrost Army Staff Sgt. Glover Army Staff Sgt. Herrera


Volume 12, Issue 03 THE An Award-Winning JTF Journal Bice and Fosterchild help rock in the New Year Friday, January 7, 2011 Around the Logistics Specialist Seaman Dominique A. Williams sorts Joint Task Force Guantanamo mail being unloaded from a cargo plane at Leeward Guantanamo mission. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Guantanamo Bay. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Jeffrey photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman