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Volume 12, Issue 39 Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 Ten years later GTMO looks back


C THE WIRE | PAGE 2 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 Defense Logistics Agency Document Services with a circulation of 1,200.COMMAND CORNER | JTF GuantanamoCommander Navy Rear Adm. David Woods Command Master Chief Command Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Maj. Amy A. Oliver: 9927 Operations Officer CW2 Scott Chapman: 3649 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel: 3499 The WireExecutive Editor: Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent: 3651 Layout Assistant: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand Photojournalists: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marquis WhiteheadContact usEditors Desk: 3651 From the continental United States Commercial: 011-53-99-3651 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.milCOVER: illustration of New Yorks World Center by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Observances on the 10th anniversary of the cowardly attacks and tragic losses of 11 September 2001 reinforced my pride in our great nation. The attacks undeniably shook our country but also resulted in an awakening of patriotism that has manifested itself in arguably the most professional and dedicated military force in our nations history. The combination of an all-volunteer force and the fact that we have seamlessly woven together Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen from Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard alike to conduct a truly global war against terrorism has created great synergy. Our relentless pursuit and neutralization of those who carried out the 9/11 attacks and those who would do our country harm is unequalled and awe-inspiring. This effort has been fully supported by a network of dedicated government civilians and contractors. America, our friends and allies are safer because of these positive actions. The remembrance and memorial events on Guantanamo Bay were stirring, professional and appropriate. I was fortunate to participate observed at 8:46 a.m. by our National Guard Soldiers from the great and Soldiers were riveting. Guantanamo Bays chief selectees hosted a memorial at the base chapel that was a truly moving tribute to the victims and our great nation. Finally, Morale, Welfare and Recreations Run for the Fallen was expertly executed and had a superb turnout with a real cross-section of the Guantanamo Bay community. Well done to all involved in these commemorations your efforts made them memorable for all who attended. of our personnel continued to do their duty and stand watch. The vigilant and professional execution of their duties is yet another testament to the resolve and resilience that has been the hallmark of our nation since being attacked. These great Americans truly honored the fallen by meeting the expectation to maintain mission focus and not be distracted or deterred. While we memorialize and remember our nations losses, it is equally important to celebrate our nations resolve and resiliency. I am sincerely proud to be an American and honored to serve with each and every one of you! Honor Bound! Trooper to Trooperfeaturing First Sergeant, 107th Military Police Company Army 1st Sgt. Fabio Cardenas Tuesday September 11, 2001: 8:46 a.m. Flight 11 crashes into the north tower. 9:03 a.m. Flight 175 crashes into the south tower. At 9:37 a.m., Flight 77 strikes the Pentagon. At 10:03 a.m., Flight were you? or its aftermath completely. However, speaking to my fellow Soldiers, it became a point of honor to be able to share our experiences and stories. the attack occurred. I was a staff sergeant in the Army Reserve and immediately after the second plane hit, my cell phone went off. My Soldiers started calling me, asking when and where they needed to report. I called my platoon sergeant and asked the same. Then I called my wife and asked her if she had seen what happened. She was crying, saying yes she had. I asked her to calm down because she was eight months pregnant with our second son. She said she was upset, but also mad because she had just got out in March of 2001. She wanted to be part of the team that would go after the persons responsible for this tragic act. On September 22, 2001, my unit the 3220th Garrison Support Unit activated for the War on Terror under operation Noble Eagle. I asked my Soldiers what they were doing during on 9/11. First, let me explain the history of my current unit, the 107th Military Police Company. The 107th was at Ground Zero on September 12, 2001. The unit assisted in the clean-up process and ran multiple posts throughout the unit was mobilized to Fort Drum, N.Y., where they spent two years supporting Noble Eagle. At the same time, I have Soldiers who were in elementary school, junior high and high school. To me, these are the real Vigilant Warriors; these Soldiers grew up with the war in their short-term and long-term memories. As I went around Camp America speaking to my Troopers, I heard of Soldiers whose family members were in New York City in the area of Ground Zero. I have other Soldiers who, at the down and help with the recovery process. Now lets go to present day: the 107th MP Co. is in the midst of the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. Believe it or not, we have a mixture of experience, from multi-tour combat veterans to young Soldiers who just signed up, eager to do their part in the War on Terror. We as a unit feel pride and a sense of accomplishment by representing the state of New York and our nation during this time, and of the job we have been tasked with here on Guantanamo Bay. In turn, I ask each of you to take a minute to remember what you were doing when the attacks to our nation took place and how it affected you. I also want to say I THE WIRE | PAGE 3 | TROOPER T O TROOPER PSEC ALERT WHO IS T ARGETING YOU?When the adversary targets our information, what is our main concern?When the adversary targets our information there is a process that is involved: 1) They establish a requirement for information. 2) They task someone to collect the information. 3) Collected information is processed. 4) Information is analyzed. 5) The final product is disseminated so terrorists or criminals can act on it. When it comes to OPSEC, the only step that we are concerned with is the collecting of information. This is where OPSEC puts in place countermeasures to mitigate both risk and vulnerabilities to our critical information. So who is targeting you and what information can they collect? see TROOPER page 23


NEWS FROM T HE BAY | THE WIRE | PAGE 4News from the Bay Stories and reporting by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand and Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally HendricksTickets now available for HAHA Dinner Dance The Hispanic American Heritage Association presents the 2011 HAHA Dinner Dance to be held at the Windjammer Ballroom, Sept. 24. Tickets are available for $30 a person and OKellys Pub kicks off football every Sunday FCPOA hosts carwash at Downtown Lyceum The Joint Task Force First Class Petty Sign up for MWRs hockey tourney no skates needed Register by Tuesday for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Hockey Tournament to be held Sept. 24. No skates are required and gear will be issued at Denich Gym on the day of the event. Ages 16 and up are welcome to participate. A coachs meeting will be held Sept. 22. For more information call x2113.Turn Off the Television Week hosted by library Guantanamo Bays Morale, Welfare and Recreations library is sponsoring a week of zero television from Sept. 19-24. MWRs community librarian, Amy Webster, Webster while she was searching on the weblast year for new activities to host at the library. Its time to take a healthy break, encouraged Webster. We did it last year and it was a great success. This event is the perfect chance to step out of the normal routine, Webster said; a chance to discover life outside of the box. Throughout the week, there will be three events offered. Monday is Talk Like a Pirate day with pirate crafts at 7 p.m. Tuesday is Game Night and Thursday is Craft Night. All events are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library. There will be no organized event on Wednesday evening. This offers a time to get involved with family and friends, venture outside or just interact with each other, as opposed to sitting in front of a television or computer screen. It might be surprising how much fun it will be! For more information, call Webster at x4700. New local band to play every Wed. at Tiki Bar Get out, relax and enjoy some unique music brought to you by local performers, Golden Monkey every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Tiki Bar. The bands leader Chris Dickson said hes always been involved in music in some form or fashion. Music is the international language, said Dickson. Im reminded of that each practice because Golden Monkey is made up of Filipino, Jamaican, and American musicians and one guy from another planet. Dickson said theres one thing he loves most about music. It moves you. It moves people, Dickson shared. Think about the elements of a song. You have rhythm which moves you physically. You want to move your body, dance, tap your foot, nod your head think Night at the Roxbury. He and Golden Monkey believe they are their own genre of music a different Id describe our style as...chillax, said Dickson with a laugh. We have a lighthearted, feel-good style. We play comfortfood songs like Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash and Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Cross Canadian Ragweed. We play fresh songs like Where the Boat Leaves From by the Zac Brown Band and Never Know by Jack Johnson. For more information about Golden Monkey, attend their show any Wednesday night at the Tiki Bar. NFL football returns to OKellys Pub every Sunday. All Dallas Cowboy games will be shown on the big screen. Monday games will be aired as well. There was a drawing with more than 350 names entered which enabled the winner to choose what game would always be aired on Sundays. The winner chose to see every Dallas Cowboys game. Morale, Welfare and Recreations director of hospitality, Jim Estep, says he can show six different games at a time. If there is a Monday game, the Cowboys will be shown on three of the monitors, said Estep. We have seven monitors so we will be able to show many of the teams. For more information, call Estep at x55102. $55 per couple, every Saturday at the Navy Exchange Atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attire for the event is semi-formal or formal. The social hour will start at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kathi Diaz at x74788. fundraiser, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Downtown Lyceum. Dont miss it! Donations are greatly appreciated. see MARRIAGE, page 23TRADOC Rock heats up the BayviewStory and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marquis WhiteheadTroopers gathered to hear an informative message about relationships at a marriage enrichment seminar hosted at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Trooper Chapel, Saturday. JTFs three chaplains teamed up to present useful communication tools for Troopers. Whether married, single or hopeful, the seminar had something for everyone, including free books and refreshments. Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Marc McDowell kicked off the event with a presentation about effective communication and emphasized the importance of the Speaker/Listener technique taken from the book Fighting for Your Marriage. Dont rebut, McDowell advised, referring to effective arguing methods. Just show that you have listened by editing out your thoughts and opinions and then giving the person a summary of what they said. McDowell explained how using the idea actually taken literally in the book. He takes out a square piece of paper symbolizing the This is a great way to have a constructive conversation, McDowell said, waving the each person their chance to speak, without being interrupted. Thats the key you have control of when you talk and when the other person answers you. Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Gary Bertsch, JTFs command chaplain, spoke about relationship danger signs with an emphasis on humor as he engaged the audience with stories from his 37-year marriage. Its humorous, but I use the example of not putting the toilet seat down, which annoys my wife, Bertsch said with a chuckle. Its something I think everyone can relate to. It gets their attention. Most importantly, Bertsch advised Troopers to keep giving to their relationships because they take work lots of it. Dont give up, keep at it, said Bertsch, referring to any relationship. Its ongoing and needs to be nurtured. Have fun, be human and realize we make mistakes and thats part of being human. Army Maj. Jessica Cranford is like many, deployed away from her husband and children, and said the seminar was a way for her to reconnect with her relationship. Im about halfway through the time away from my family, said Cranford. Its good to be able to have a refresher and to Marriage seminar teaches communication with humorStory by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin AngebrandU.S. Army Training and Doctrine Band performed on Guantanamo Bay last week at various locations around the base. Better known as TRADOC Rock, the band is made up of ten musicians two lead singers and eight various instrument players. The bands said if it wasnt for the support of his chain of command, this would not have been possible. Id like to thank Capt. Scott McKenzie and Sgt. Maj. Wendy Thompson for all their support and effort in getting us down here to support the troops in GTMO, said Muller. TRADOC Rock showed exceptional skill as well as versatility as they played not only modern tunes but also classic rock, contemporary pop and requests from enthusiastic listeners. Its more than just playing to uplift the spirits of the Soldiers here, Muller went on. For those who are also fans of music, this is us sharing our appreciation of this piece of music with you so we enjoy it just as much. TRADOC Rock travels throughout the country yearly to entertain groups of servicemembers as well as hospital patients and retired veterans. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Band is comprised of one large concert band that branches off to create various smaller groups such as the Jazz Band, Dixie Band, Brass Quintet and Woodwind Quintet, to name a few. Dating back to the early 1600s, there was always a band playing in the U.S. Army, said Muller. They didnt have a title as of yet but the morale of the troops is always a priority in the Army back then as well as today. On Guantanamo Bay, TRADOC Rock performed at both movie lyceums as well as the Bayview Club, Thursday night. At the Bayview, N.Y.P.D. members working on the island gave the band New York Police Department hats and T-shirts to wear during their set. Its always good to play for servicemembers, said Muller. Of course, with the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 coming up, it just adds a little more purpose and THE WIRE | PAGE 5 | NEWS Army Sgt. Daniel Puls(left) and Army Staff Sgt. Patricia Conyer (right) perform with the Army band TRADOC Rock in front of Camp America at Bulkeley Lyceum, Friday evening.


9/ 11 / 01 9/11/ 1110 YEARS 10 FACTSHow much can we trust our memories of 9/11? A team of researchers surveyed more than 3,000 people in New York City, and other surrounding Science has revealed the dust from the 9/11 attacks contained cement, steel, gypsum from of commerce called Manhattan was found and deemed an instant treasure when it popped up Investigators developed computer models of how each tower was damaged upon impact, how the aircraft impact analysis requiring computations satellite with the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Just 45 days after the 2001 attacks, the Patriot Act was passed, making it easier for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to gather information on trees, millions of gallons of water cascade into the enormous one-acre footprints of the former Twin is scheduled to open its display of 9/11 talismans, including steel from one of the Planners of the memorial, where the Twin Towers names that should appear together on the SPECIAL COVERAGE | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 U.S. Coast Guard Mechanical Engineer 2nd Class Jason Richards U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician 2nd Class Paul Lehman Spc. Spencer Grantham I was in eighth grade when it happened. Im more proud to be serving my country. I appreciate more of what I have in my life now. Hospitalman Anthony Roberts I joined the Reserves as a result of 9/11. I feel like I am making a difference to my country. Army Pfc. Loren Annese I was in the Marines working at Camp Lejeune on 9/11. It changed my life drastically I get nervous getting on a plane now. Sgt. 1st Class Undrey Bostic U.S. Coast Guard Mechanical Engineer 1st Class Dana Santore /11 has forced us to look at the big picture in relation to our service. was worried about my uncle because he worked right across the street from the Twin Towers. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Jones Boots on the Ground Special Edition JTF Troopers Changed by 9/11 We are there for each other more than ever now since 9/11. I appreciate my country more now and I feel I just joined the military two years ago, but I joined because of 9/11. I appreciate the little things a lot more now. 9/11 was part of the reason I joined the military. It motivated me to be a better person. I appreciate my family more. Many of them are in the service. Spc. Derek Smith Hospitalman Jeremy Warta Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jeremy Runnels Army Pvt. Anthony Reyes I joined the Coast Guard because of 9/11. I am proud to be in the military and doing my job.It helped me with my decision to join the military. It changed my view of different cultures. I joined a few months after 9/11. It has opened up my eyes and Im more cautious. | BOO TS ON T HE GRO U NDTHE WIRE | PAGE 7 r/ff


JTF chaplains host prayer breakfast in memory of 9/11Story by Army Sgt. Meredith VincentA weekend of events and observances marking the 10th began Friday morning during a prayer breakfast held at the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Seaside Galley. Chaplains of the JTF came together to host the prayer breakfast, offering a place where Troopers and JTF and comfort on an emotionally charged day. The intention was to commemorate the anniversary in a simple, but meaningful service, said Command Troopers commemorate 10 years in a simple Chaplain Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Bertsch. Attending the breakfast was JTF Commander Rear Adm. David Woods, JTF Deputy Commander Brig Gen. Samuel Nichols and JTF Command Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong, among many other servicemembers, junior and senior. It was great to see so many people come out, Bertsch acknowledged. Especially our leadership I thought it was well-attended. Everyday chatter hushed quickly as the mood grew solemn and guests began to The galley was typically noisy until we began, then it transformed into a place of worship, recalled Bertsch. I think everyone was remembering the day in their own way, as we all have different accounts of where we were and what we were doing when the news broke. Three JTF chaplains, including Bertsch, spoke during the breakfast. One of them, Army Capt. Garland Mason, spoke of unanswered but perhaps not ignored questions. In the face of great pain and great tragedy, we often wonder, Why? Mason told the crowd. And like all ministers and spiritual guides, we often struggle to give a response to this important question and usually come away feeling inadequate. And I suspect that this morning will be no different. But we cant avoid dealing with the question of why? he continued passionately. The best way we can honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 is to lead productive and meaningful lives. The theme of the morning Renew, said Bertsch, allowing each person time to ponder the events of 10 years ago while taking away something meaningful and spiritual. SPECIAL COVERAGE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Bertsch, command chaplain for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, addresses Troopers during a prayer breakfast, Friday morning, held in honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | SPECIAL COVERAGEStory by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Soldiers with the New York National Guards 107th Military Police Company held a moving memorial Sunday morning to mark the 10th anniversary for those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The company is currently deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo where they fall under the 525th Military Police Battalion in support of detention operations at the JTF. Raising the state of New Yorks Camp America at exactly 8:46 a.m. the World Trade Center 107th MP Co. commander, Army Capt. Chris Marion said the ceremony Soldiers of the company. We wanted to hold an event of remembrance -something special, the captain said. Working with New York Governor Andrew Cuomos th over New Yorks capital in proclamation from the governor was sent to the company. Sgt. Frederick Plimpton spoke to the group of assembled Troopers. Plimpton was a New York State Trooper on 9/11 and remembers the moment he knew he wanted join the New York National Guard. I was one of the many Troopers from around the state who responded, said Plimpton, who was working in Rochester at patrolling around the area, I was approached by a staff sergeant who asked me what he and his Soldiers could do to help. Plimpton, a former Marine, said he was immediately struck by the professionalism and discipline of the Soldiers. I knew right then I wanted to join the National Guard, he said. Along with Plimpton, approximately 15 Soldiers currently serving with the 107th on the morning of 9/11 and an additional six were with the unit when they deployed to support rescue and security operations at Ground Zero. Were a fairly young unit, Marion said. Most of the Soldiers serving with us now were in elementary school on 9/11 and those of us who were with the unit are now senior leaders. Amongst the group of guest speakers that included JTF Guantanamo commander, Navy Rear Adm. David Woods, 525th Military Police Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Dan Borrero, a New York native, told the 107th Troopers about his teenage the Soldiers standing before him made. Most of you wearing this uniform came in knowing what you were getting yourself into, Borrero said. You knew that you one day and the next day be on the front lines. Because of what you do, my 13-year old daughter can take piano lessons America is a safer place for everyone because of what you do and I am honored to be standing here with you today. assembled Soldiers stopped for a moment of silence. Across the faces of near everyone, the memories of 9/11 weighed heavily on the group. Its been an emotional day, Marion said. Here we are, where some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world are being held. To be able to raise our state live on and become another event celebrated by the 107th in the long timeline of this company. Army Pfc. Charles Clemons and Army Sgt. Shawn Chapple, both assigned to the 107th Military Police Company, photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park was at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, that Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel r/ff


THE WIRE | PAGE 10 SPECIAL COVERAGE | MY STORY: Electronics Technician 3rd Class David AtkinsElectronics Technician 3rd Class David Atkins grew up in Princess years in Yokosuka, Japan. Later, he transferred to Norfolk, Va. and is now part of a special 360-man crew aboard the USS New York (LPD 21) a Navy ship built with 7.5 tons of steel from the remains of the World Trade Center. Atkins, currently serving as a guard for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, says he remembers being in Contemporary Issues class during his senior year of high school when 9/11 happened. We always watched the news in the morning to get on our topic, Atkins remembers. I was like, Wow this is breaking news. I ran to different classrooms and said Hey, turn on your TV! Then we saw the second plane hit. Soon after that, they started getting people out of school. We didnt know what was going on. Fast forward 10 years later; Atkins says it is a surreal feeling to meet people who were actually there that day. His ship sailed to New York for the last two Sept. 11 anniversaries to greet and give tours to victims, We commissioned the ship in New York, Atkins shares. That personal tours it was different seeing their emotion to it. You could tell it meant something to them. Atkins says he feels it is part of the crews duty to share the ship with the citizens of New York. A lot of them wanted to go to the focastle [forward portion of a ship], says Atkins, because thats as close as they can get to the bow of the ship, which is made out of the World Trade Center steel. Some of them would just tremble it had a big impact. considered a plank owner and received a plaque with their name on it with a sliver of the recovered World Trade Center steel attached. Forget. Atkins says he wont. I thought a lot about it yesterday, Atkins admits, referring to the ten year anniversary. I cant help but put the pieces together in my head. Sgt. 1st Class Maribel BarrettThe smell of smoke coming from a nearby barbeque outside her Cuzco trailer is enough to bring Army Sgt. 1st Class Maribel Barrett back to that day. She leaves the area sometimes its just too much to handle. We had just come back from a 7:30 a.m. meeting in that ring, says Barrett looking up, gazing slowly left, then right as if she is there again. My mom was scared. We couldnt get in touch with my sister; we didnt know where she was. I was looking at the TV when the second plane hit still on the phone with her my mom was freaking out and the next thing you know, I felt the building shake. Barrett worked in the Pentagon and her sister worked on Wall Street at the time. Their mother sat helpless in their hometown of Hackinsack, N.J. while two of her daughters witnessed the devastation didnt know what was happening, Barrett recalls. Then our phones started ringing. We started evacuating, everyone was trying to call their family, After we got outside, we tried to get accountability, which was really hard because people were in meetings and she trails off. What a mess. Barrett and her colleagues gathered a small group together and made their way to the other side of the building. When they arrived it was too late that portion of the Pentagon had already burned beyond recognition. try to comfort them, Barrett says while fanning her eyes attempting and sometimes I see it. Helpless at that point, Barrett and others eventually walked home. They couldnt get to their vehicles for days, because they were parked near the crash site. Eventually, Barrett met up with her family but didnt hear from her sister until 9 p.m. She was stuck in the subway system, phones werent working she was able to get to Cherry street at some point and call my mom from our cousins house and say, Im here and alive, Barrett describes. She was like, Thank God Im always late for work. If she would have caught the earlier train, you never know what would have happened. Barrett says nothing could prepare her for the next day it still haunts her. She and her co-workers were tasked with going back inside to retrieve salvageable documents. They went to work the next day. see BARRETT, page 23Reporting by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand, Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent and Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel Four Troopers share their personal 9/11 experiences THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | SPECIAL COVERAGE Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin CosselOn the morning of Sept. 16, 2001, I was sitting in the terminal of San Francisco airport. Five days earlier, the whole world was stood on its head when 19 individuals boarded planes across the country and carried out the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. The world had indeed changed. Like everyone else of a certain age, I remember exactly where I was when I learned of the attacks I was in the shower, my friend told me to hurry up and come see what was going on. I really didnt believe it all me just before the second plane struck the second tower. This cant be happening, I thought at the time as we stared at the TV screen in disbelief. Almost a week later, I was looking around the airport waiting for was just four months old and I was on my way home to see him, I really wanted to see him again, to hold him, to reconnect with something, I wanted my family back. The scene around me was surreal. National Guard troops fully combat-loaded were walking the airport, with nervous but watchful eyes taking in everything. People were scared. The ticket agent at the United booth was just ridiculous thanking a change, the folks behind the counter were cordial, the surly DMV-like attitude was gone. Still, the fear was there. I tried to read a book but my mind kept wondering, What if voice called out over the intercom. I knew I was getting past the point of no return. Im not going to lie, I was really leery about getting on that plane. But really, what were the odds? We boarded the plane. I sat down next to an elderly lady who took my hand as soon as we sat down. Dont worry, nothings going to happen, I half-heartedly promised her. Just before we hit the runway, the pilot came over the intercom. I was half expecting the normal spiel Thanks for choosing us, heres where were going, this is the temperature where youre going. Not this time. Ladies and gentleman, the voice from the cock pit started out even the pilot was nervous. Id like each of you to take a minute to remember what just happened to this country a few days ago. His voice cracked and he stopped for a minute to regain his composure. I know every single one of you sitting in your seats right now is scared, the pilot said. But by being here today, you are showing the strength and courage of America. This is why we will never be defeated and why we are the greatest country in the world. Because we as a people never give up we keep going, even when weve been sucker punched. We keep going. He paused, collecting his thoughts. Look to your left, look to your right, introduce yourself to the people sitting next to you. Because as we recently learned, these just might be the last people you ever see. Sgt. 1st Class Paul McKinneyA Paul McKinney was coming off the night shift on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He and his buddies were grabbing breakfast at a local diner when they heard the news. There was a little TV in the diner, McKinney says. They turned that on. I looked at my chief and said, I gotta go. McKinney was also a corporal in the New York Army National Guards 107th Military Police Company. He called his sergeant, wanting to know when they would be sent to respond. By 10 oclock that morning, 95 percent of the unit had called in asking when and where to report, says McKinney, who is now second time and they said we still didnt have any formal orders. They said, If you want to come in, come in. By the time he arrived to the armory, several other Soldiers from the unit were already there. Without hesitation, they prepared for the call. group began their journey to New York City, about 250 miles away. I remember driving into the city and seeing the smoke rising from where the Towers had been, says McKinney of their arrival. The number of people standing along the riverwalk the blank looks on the peoples faces the entire city of New York just seemed to be in complete and total shock. perimeter patrol. It wasnt until the next day, Sept. 13, that they saw the rubble where the World Trade Center once stood. It was numbing, McKinney says quietly. It had a surreal quality because you didnt want to actually believe it was there. But you knew it was, it was right there in front of you. There was no way of denying it. McKinney says Ground Zero was one of the largest crime scenes worked on by multiple agencies. FBI, NSA everybody was there. There were so many organizations that came together so quickly. see MCKINNEY, page 23 r/ff


THE WIRE | PAGE 12 THE WIRE | SPECIAL COVERAGE | | SPECIAL COVERAGE r/ff Photo by Charles Dharapak Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI Denich Gym hosts many fun runs throughout the year. Theres been an MLK Jr. run, an Easter run, a Good run and next week there will even be a Pirate run. But none of those compare to the event that is the 9/11 Run for the Fallen, held Sunday and co-sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Naval Station Guantanamos Naval Exchange. More than 700 residents old, young, military and not squeezed into the walls of Denich Gym to Living honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Before participants took to the streets, a ceremony was held inside the gymnasium including the presentation of colors, a prayer and speeches by Naval Station Guantanamo Commander Capt. Kirk Hibbert, and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Commander Rear Adm. David Woods. Previously held as a 9.11 mile run, this year MWR decided to change things up. (We) decided to do a 5K to get maximum participation from the entire community, Story by Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent THE WIRE | PAGE 14 SPECIAL COVERAGE | (top left) The Naval Station Guantanamo color guard presents colors in the Denich gymnasium, Sunday afternoon, before the 9/11: Run for the Fallen. photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry (bottom left) Marine Corps Sercurity Forces Company Commander Maj. Winston Tierney addresses participants following the MWR-sponsored 5K. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks


Denich Gym hosts many fun runs throughout the year. Theres been an MLK Jr. run, an Easter run, a Good run and next week there will even be a Pirate run. But none of those compare to the event that is the 9/11 Run for the Fallen, held Sunday and co-sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Naval Station Guantanamos Naval Exchange. More than 700 residents old, young, military and not squeezed into the walls of Denich Gym to Living honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Before participants took to the streets, a ceremony was held inside the gymnasium including the presentation of colors, a prayer and speeches by Naval Station Guantanamo Commander Capt. Kirk Hibbert, and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Commander Rear Adm. David Woods. Previously held as a 9.11 mile run, this year MWR decided to change things up. (We) decided to do a 5K to get maximum participation from the entire community, Story by Army Sgt. Meredith Vincent THE WIRE | PAGE 14 SPECIAL COVERAGE | (top left) The Naval Station Guantanamo color guard presents colors in the Denich gymnasium, Sunday afternoon, before the 9/11: Run for the Fallen. photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry photo by Army Sgt. Mathieu Perry (bottom left) Marine Corps Sercurity Forces Company Commander Maj. Winston Tierney addresses participants following the MWR-sponsored 5K. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sally Hendricks We wanted to invite walkers, runners and supporters to be a part of this very special event. (It was meant to be) not so much about the actual run but about running for a cause. We had families running together, commands running in formation, walkers and bikers. The response from the Guantanamo Bay community was overwhelming, said Norton. (We) were expecting a crowd larger than the usual 5K, but the turnout was unbelievable, exclaimed Norton. The response was beyond what we could have expected. Both before and after the event, the vibe was just a sense of unity and togetherness. Everyone was there for the same reason. More than 500 runners showed up for the run; in addition, more than 200 volunteers and spectators were on sight to join in on the effort. We had more participation than any event we have done yet this year, Norton said. We feel this as a very special event that brought everyone in GTMO together, no matter where they were on 9/11. After the 5K, the crowd listened to a heartfelt speech by Marine Corps Security Forces Company Commander, Maj. Winston Tierney. Every single person in this room is Sept. 11, he told the audience. Because we live it we breath it every day. Refreshments, including hamburgers, chips and a specially-made cake, were handed out along with door prizes donated by the NEX. Norton said she was proud of the base for making the run so successful. Personally, I never thought it would be so big, she admitted. We could never have had such a successful event without the support of the community and the commands. THE WIRE | PAGE 15 | SPECIAL COVERAGE It : Run for the Fallen r/ff


Remembrance Service held at the base chapel, Sunday. (opposite page, top) Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Brandon Wildman rings the bell, honoring those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. (opposite page, bottom) An infant looks on as the congregation is called to a moment of silence during the ceremony. photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho ParkTroopers from Naval Station and Joint Task Force Guantanamo gathered to remember the tragic events of 9/11, ten years later, at the base chapel, Sunday. Chief selectees from both sides of the base organized the event to include the singing of The Star Spangled Banner, Proud to Be an American and America the Beautiful. Its really touching, said Chief Select Sonar Technician Surface Michael Spivey. I didnt have any family directly affected by the events of 9/11, but by sitting up here today and listening to friends and master chief speak about their experience and hearing Taps, it took me back to being on the ship that morning of the attack. Spivey said it was an honor to plan such a Coming together to plan something like this thats so memorable and means so much to so many people has been inspiring, he shared. It touches your heart and theres not much more you can say about it. Naval Station Command Master Chief J.D. McKinney spoke at the ceremony about his experience during 9/11. McKinney said he had just moved and was on leave when he and his wife happened to turn on the news that morning instead of the country music station while they unpacked. I knew immediately that this was an act of war, McKinney shared, and that our nation would never be the same. At that point, I wanted to forgo my leave and get back to my ship. Other chief selectees read scriptures from the Bible during the ceremony and said the event brought back chilling memories of Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maddelin Angebrand THE WIRE | PAGE 16 SPECIAL COVERAGE | see MEMORIAL, page 23 a moment Sharing THE WIRE | PAGE 17 | SPECIAL COVERAGE r/ff


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AT T HE MOVIES | THE WIRE | PAGE 20Movie Review 16 20 19 18 17 21 22Call MWR at ext. 2010 for more information. Movie Hotline call 4880. The Smurfs (G) 8 p.m. Friends with (R) 10 p.m.Zookeeper (PG) 8 p.m. *last showing* Horrible Bosses (R) 8 p.m. *last showing* Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13) 8 p.m. Captain America (PG-13) 8 p.m. Friends with (R) 8 p.m. Friends with (R) 8 p.m. Horrible Bosses (R) 10 p.m. *last showing* Zookeeper (PG) 8 p.m. *last showing* Captain America (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Smurfs (G) 8 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) 8 p.m. Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) 8 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) 10 p.m. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) 8 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) 10 p.m. FRI.S AT.S UN.M ON.TUE S.WED.THUR S. Due to unfortunate timing, Friends with No Strings Attached. And thats a bummer, because Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis make a far more arresting and enjoyable duo. Their banter is more genuine, their sparks are sparkier and the dialog thanks to an R rating is more frank. Timberlake is Dylan, a graphic arts designer uprooted from his home in L.A. to a new gig at GQ in New York. Kunis is Jamie, the brassy headhunter who snagged him the job. They meet cute in the airport and quickly become friends as Jamie and the city charm Dylan into moving across the country. As they grow closer, both reveal their own particular relationship demons. Dylan is emotionally unavailable; Jamie is emotionally damaged. And the foundation is laid (no pun intended) for a casual, guilt-free sexual agreement. Sex between friends is no new concept Harry and Sally explored it well over 20 years ago so Im not sure where my generations sudden fascination is coming from. But apparently it makes for an interesting movie premise, cause watching attractive people hook up is never boring. Just look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. spends most of its time making fun of romcoms. I particularly like the two characters send up of predictable background music. With a penchant for snappy, pop-culture infused dialog John Mayor, George Clooney and Captain Sullenberger all get multiple shoutAnd then, in an instant, it falls victim to the very cliche it is mocking. Bad form. But before then, we get to see Kunis and Timberlake chatter incessantly about love, sex and everything in between. And man, are they adorable. As Dylan, Timberlake has never been more likable. Hes laid-back, funny and refreshingly un-self conscious. In one of the bluntest and uproariously hilarious sex scenes Ive ever seen, Dylan has what must be every mans nightmare the displeasure of realizing his own inadequacies in bed. The actor more than makes up for the uncomfortable, unfunny bedroom scene he shared with Cameron Diaz gold. Kunis herself is turning out to be quite a lovely leading lady. Who couldve predicted that spoiled, grating Jackie from That 70s Show would someday outshine both Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace? As Jamie, she is tough, clever and vulnerable all at once, all the time reeling from the hurt of yet another abandonment but never letting herself step over that line into self-pity. The girl has charm in spades wit, brains and sass to spare. Ok, ok, I admit it Ive got a tiny girl crush on her. But I ask you who couldnt? The entire movie is a riot there were times when I couldnt see the screen I was laughing so hard. And yet it brings a sweetness I didnt expect. Both Jamie and Dylan have tragic family backgrounds she battles with a freespirit mother (sexy cougar Patricia Clarkson, who never disappoints) who wont tell her who her father was and hits on all the men in Jamies life; he struggles with an ailing father Army Sgt. Meredith VincentR 109 min. see MOVIES page 23 Treasure at site of 9/11 tragedyThe unexpected piece of New York history turned up in the future parking garage of the new World Trade Center, which will the U.S. National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Centuries ago, thoughwhen Lower Manhattans western shore was farther in the site was an anchorage in the Hudson River. Right now were standing by the theory that [the ship is] a Hudson River sloop, a merchant vessel, said archaeologist Elizabeth Meade of AKRF, an engineering New York and New Jersey. The World Trade Center ship would have traveled up and down the river bringing cargo and people from the city to areas up north and might have gone as far south as the Caribbean. Others have also suggested that the shipwhich was likely deliberately sunk may have done duty as a British troop carrier during the Revolutionary War. The stern had been uncovered some 25 feet below street level in July 2010. Scientists quickly saw that its hull had been sliced in half. They believed the ships bow, if it still existed, would be on the other side of a 60-foot-tall slurry wall, which stretches from the surface to the bedrock belowa theory that proved correct. Slurry walls allow for the building of tunnels or foundations in areas of soft earth that are close to open water or have a high groundwater table. The ship was found on what was originally the bottom of the Hudson River, according to AKRF archaeologist A. Michael Pappalardo. But within a few years of its sinking, it the river to expand Manhattan to the west. The ship itself was likely scrapped and and extend the city, Pappalardo explained. Even before it was submerged, the boat was in bad shape. The wood shows damage from worms likely picked up in the Caribbean, while the upper deck and other presumably sound parts of the structure appear to have been stripped away before the ship was sunk, he said. There is evidence of burning [on the pipes], so we know that they were smoked, Meade said. They may have been used by the crew on the ship or even by the shipmakers. This slip, and most of the slips like it in the area, were garbage-dumping grounds for all the people who lived nearby, Pappalardo said. The buildings that stood here before 9/11 had relatively shallow basements, which didnt encroach on the buried ship and artifacts, even as surrounding properties were long ago excavated down to solid bedrock. Its unheard of to get this kind of opportunity to see an entire city block or two excavated to this depth, Meade said. Its really an amazing experience for us, and the last time a ship was found in the city was 1982so it doesnt happen very often. The lumber used to make the vessels hull came from trees cut down in the Philadelphia area no later than the 1770s, according to Columbia University research, Pappalardo said. The ship has now been entirely removed from the Word Trade Center site, and the Port Authority hasnt yet announced what will become of the historic vessel. Archaeologists explore the newfound remains of an 18th-century ships stern, at Ground Zero in New York City last summer.Story by Brian Handwerk Photos by Lucas Jackson/Reuters(from top) Scientists measure a 32-foot piece of the Ground Zero ships hull in 2011. (second from top) A person touches a piece of the 50-foot-long World Trade Center ships bow, found in July 2011. (second from bottom) The teeth and jaw of an ancient horse or cow, found beneath the vessel at 9/11s Ground Zero, may have been crushed as the ship settled. (bottom) Fragments of decorative tiles are among the many artifacts found near the ship at the 9/11 site. Perhaps unattached with the vessel, the shards may have been dumped in the river at a time when the city was literally growing. THE WIRE | PAGE 21 | NEWS YOU CA N USE


Air Force Tech. Sgt. Casey Glass see BODY page 23 Mind Body & SoulThe American Superhero: Stand up, tall & proud GTMO Religious ServicesDaily Catholic Mass Tues. 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 5:30 p.m. Troopers ChapelMI N D, BODY & SOUL | THE WIRE | PAGE 22Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Troopers Chapel Islamic Service Friday 1:15 p.m. Room C Jewish Service Friday 7 p.m. Chapel Annex LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A 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. & 5 p.m. Room D Liturgical Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room B Church of the Sacred Well Call x2323 for information General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Main Chapel United Jamaican Fellowship Sunday 11 a.m. Sanctuary B Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Main Chapel GTMO Bay Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Main ChapelA bead of sweat glistens on the forehead of the American Superhero as he chokes back emotions while recalling the day when our nation was attacked 9/11. Standing feet shoulder width apart, chest out, hands resting motion brings his feet together and stands spangled banner yet wave, over the land of the free and the home of the brave? The Heros right hand pops a salute and a single tear gently streaks down his strong, clenched jaw. The American Superhero stands tall and proud; in the Superhero realm, there is no room for the slouched. Many of you remember September 11, 2001 just like it was yesterday the mass hysteria, the disbelief, the anger and the tears. Many of our Heroes decided shortly after that the time had come to help defend their country. If you are determined to stand for freedom, the American way, and truth and justice for all, then you are an American Superhero. If you are dedicated to the service of others and to defend our great nation, you are an American Superhero. Each day, the American Superhero willfully trudges the trenches of long hours. For some of us, it is sitting hunched at a desk; others protect the perimeter. Superheroes risking their lives in hostile environments and support functions alike have lost one very important characteristic that sets us apart: the stance of pride. The stance we were all taught as young Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen shoulders back, chest puffed out, looking ahead posture. posture. Among these advantages, posture will remain with you the rest of your life. Besides, who the heck wants to see a Superhero slouched over with a look of inherent defeat on his face? We do accept defeat. We will look forward with pride. Much of the Superheros day is spent with a cover on his head and boots on his feet. The military cover, meant for protection and a very crucial part of our gear, causes the unsuspecting Superhero to look down instead of ahead. The boots aid in protection of the ankles and toes but they are also literally the equivalent of wearing high heals all day, forcing the Superheros hips and knees to over-compensate, thus pushing the entire body forward. Every Superhero must beware posture can be life-altering. Faulty posture causes a plethora of ailments. Sore backs, aching knees and ankles are just three in a list of BARRETT cont. THE WIRE | PAGE 23 | THE LA ST WORD MOVIES cont. BODY cont. MARRIAGE cont. MEMORIAL cont. complaints associated with posture. How does a Superhero correct his defective posture with the obvious culprit being unavoidable? Awareness! Are you aware of your posture? Do you feel yourself falling forward as you look down and hunch over while walking over gravel rock? Do you know you slouch? age-old enemy of damaged posture. Second, every Superhero has heard the subliminal to stand chest out, feet shoulder width apart with their hands on the hips. Look around the see those working on the Superhero body and those maintaining the Superhero body. Notice the difference between the two. Third, each time you feel yourself slouch over or looking down as you walk across the correction may feel awkward, but eventually you will start looking forward instead of falling down. Remember your body will follow where you eyes lead. Are you working on that Superhero body? What does your posture say about you? Did you take time today to improve somewhere forward, your body will follow. Stand up, tall and proud. Remember what you are here for. The American Hero preserves the nations future. For centuries, American children will learn about the day the Towers fell; the day the Pentagon was attacked and the brave passengers of Flight 93 who stood up to terrorists in order to save many lives. I urge you to stand up, tall and proud. Never look back, always move forward and continue to trudge ahead, remembering that you are the greatest nations Superhero. with early Alzhiemers and the understanding older sister (Jenna Elfman, where have you been hiding?!) who cares for Pops. Even with the added family tension, fun. Even as they dissect the untruths of romantic comedies right in front of us, we still are aware that Dylan and Jamie are too beautiful, too smart-mouthed, too neatly damaged, to end up alone. And sure enough, after all that, they wind up in the middle of happily ever after. Attractive people suck. Wheres the ice cream? that fateful day. Army Major David Hanson, attached to JTF, felt the same. I look upon 11 September as a day in the life of our nation which deserves remembrance, but not muddle and sorrow, that evil dwells in the world just as does Gods goodness. For the conclusion of the ceremony, one chief selectee struck bells, symbolizing recognition of the thousands who lost their lives that day. Im honored to have shared this moment with the chiefs and others, said Hanson. We may wonder in this life why God produces the history that we experience, but we trust ultimately that this is for the good of those who trust in him. Its like walking through a car wreck and your one mission is to look for documents, Barrett tries to explain, but you see everything else. You have to be blind to it because you cant disturb the area you know somebodys picture that might have been on their desk or a piece of a wedding ring you know somebody must have worn. Its still hard to talk about, says Barrett, even 10 years later. To be honest, Barrett concluded, I dont think we like to talk about it not a lot of people that I know do. Every once in awhile, well meet each other and go somewhere for coffee. Amongst ourselves its easier its clarity because we all understand. I dont Barrett says she struggles with two questions on this day every year. I dont know if we all should have been in mourning yesterday or having a good time instead of remembering but what is remembering? Barrett sat with a cup of coffee Sunday morning looking down at her watch she cant help but remember The rescues, he sadly admits, were few and far between. The last person he remembers being pulled from the debris was a woman. I cant remember her name, he says as he furrows his brow, trying to reach the memory. But I remember that day when she was brought out. McKinney and his fellow Soldiers were there when former President George W. Bush addressed the city, the nation and the world from Ground Zero. That was a moving moment, McKinney nods slowly, when he said what he did, about the MCKINNEY cont. Towers and the response that would come from us. The unit stayed in the city for approximately three weeks, recalls McKinney. There are scenes he remembers, shadow memories he calls them, that still remain. The dust was still on the streets, three or four inches thick in places. It was nighttime. They had generator lights but they were spread out which made it even more eerie, he says. But you could see the streets and the shoes. There were shoes all over the place from people who had ran, dress shoes from the people who worked in the Towers just littered down the streets. And I remember that probably more than anything else, the shoes. The thought goes through your head, did these people survive, did they get away before the Towers fell? McKinney remembers another dreadful moment, as he watched a the sidewalk. They suddenly veered to the left, he says, cocking his head at the memory of the strange sight. then there was a baby stroller on the sidewalk. There was nobody, nothing in it. But they (the it, they went around it. And that struck me as one of those odd, weird moments. Maybe it was a form of denial or something if you dont acknowledge its there, you dont want to know. A father of three himself, McKinney says the attacks had a lasting affect on his young children. I got to talk to (my daughter) before we left for New York City, McKinney shares. And she said to me on the phone, Daddy, why did the terrorists do does a nine year old even know what the word terrorist is? am proud to serve with all of you during these exciting and tumultuous times in our nations history. In closing, I thank each one of you for your service to our great country, and to our your families have endured. TROOPER cont. listen to insights on other peoples relationships and marriages. Army Capt. Garland Mason, 525th Military Police Battalion chaplain, said marriage is one of his favorite topics to speak about and agrees with Bertschs approach to teaching about it. Almost everything in life works against your marriage, Mason explained. So, if you dont work at keeping your marriage strong and healthy, the natural tendency is for it to weaken and die.


FROM AROUND THE WORLD Citizens from all nations gather to pay their respects on Sept. 11.Photo by Hiro Komae/AP Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Photo by David Goldman/AP Photo by Jim Hollander/EPA Photo by Peter MacDiarmid