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Friday, December 23, 2011 Seasons Greetings! from JTF Guantanamo Volume 13, Issue 7 Beachy folks: Scott Kirby plays GTMO USS Oak Hill departs


| NEWS FROM THE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 There will be a temporary road closure at 4th Street off Sherman Avenue from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. Drivers must take a detour through 3rd Street to get back to 4th Street. Hit the beaches on Guantanamo Bay at Challenge. Join the competition with a donation of $20. other categories. The scoring station will be open from 2 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Marina. Money donated will go toward the Seabee Ball. Maughn at 4805. Head to the Windjammer Ballrom tonight for the Holiday Movie Marathon. Poat 7:50 p.m. and Four Christmases kicks off at 9:40 p.m. Enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate. Indulge in the pizza buffet from 6-8 p.m. Prices are $7.95 for adults and $3.95 for kids under 12. Planning a scuba dive around the holidays? Make sure you check out the special holiday hours for Reef Raiders Clubhouse: Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 31: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 1: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested in helping the Guantanamo Bay community during tax season? The Naval Le service members to assist others in preparing their taxes. The two-week training course will be held at Building 760 on the naval station Contact your chain of command before signing up for the course. There is also self-directed training available at IRS.gov. Tax preparation will begin Feb. 6 and continue through April. Deployed personnel can this is not the same as the six-month extension for troops deployed to Afghanistan. MWR will host a half marathon at 7 a.m. Jan. 28 with musical acts and cheering sec tions every mile. Registration is $25 per runner and runners must register by Jan. 20. There will be no same-day registration. This event is open to anyone 16 years and older. bee Ball Committee will adorn a yard with the birds for $10. All proceeds will help fund the Seabee Ball on Mar. 10. For more Patty Hinton at 4518. Enjoy a pasta dinner and trivia every Tuesday night at the Windjammer Cafe. Dinner is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Team trivia is held during dinner from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The winning team will eat for free. MWR Liberty will host the Christmas Eve Blowout Tournament at the paintball For more information call 2010. MWR Liberty will host a Holiday Sunset refreshments will be provided for all unaccompanied active duty personnel. INDEXThe Wire December 23, 2011 Letters to the 525th 5 Marino vs. Brees: commentary 7 Scott Kirbys beach folk 8 Intro to the FCPO 9 JTF tours the USS Oak Hill 10 Happy Holidays! 12 The story of Hanukkah 13 Movie review: Three Musketeers 18 CCOMMAND ORNER Have a safe and happy holiday! Sincerely, the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Command Leadership 0 # j


to home counts for Troopers deployed overseas. For the Vigilant Warriors of the 525th Military Police Battalion deployed to from a class of second graders in the United States provided that link. Magnet School in San Diego sent Veterans The letters arrived in just enough time for Troopers to respond before Christmas. Joint Task Force Command Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong gave the letters to Sgt. Major Mike Barnes of the 525th then suggested that each of his Soldiers the idea. Each soldier wrote back to that student expressing our gratitude to their loyalty to One Trooper who received a letter was Army Sgt. Brittany Hiezer. Im very happy to know these young children appreciate and acknowledge what Hiezer sent a letter back to the student right away. I told her that we were very thankful for her card and that I hope she told her Ive been in the military for three The outreach between the students and MPs goes to show that even the most vigilant of warriors longs for a bit of home at the holiday season. its a representation of the support from our nation for Troops everywhere. By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Members of the 525th Military Police Battalion received Veterans Day cards from San Diego second-graders, which they then adopted as pen pals. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson | NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 5 TROOPER TO TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4 and Coast Guard personnel: happy holidays! Being deployed over Depression can lead to thoughts and sometimes actions in regards to taking ones own life. This is an all-hands effort to have a successful holiday season. If you feeling trapped as if there is no way out; increasing alcohol or drug use; just by just taking time out and sitting down with them. Suicide can be prevented. Remember: ACT (ASK CARE TREAT) ASK if someone is depressed and is thinking about suicide. Let them know you CARE. Get them assistance (TREATment) as soon as possible. some of these techniques: Engage in mild exercise. Get involved in activities. Set goals and assume a reasonable amount of responsibility. Break large tasks into small ones; set some priorities. begin to improve before a depressed mood lifts. Postpone important decisions. Do not expect to snap out of a depression. Do expect to feel a little better day by day. your depression responds to treatment. Let your family and friends help you! call or seek out someone and get help. I would hate to be that person who has to go to your familys front door and be the bearer of the worst news a family can get: that someone they love has died by their own hands. Remember: suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary crisis! More than 60 percent of people who complete a suicide are depressed at the time of death. Simply talking to a shipmate or professional can greatly improve a suicidal persons chance of survival. Intervening on some level is better than doing nothing at all and ignoring the problem. Lets have a happy and successful holiday season.Trooper to Trooper S C P O S DJ T F G NCOIC Would you tell a stranger when youre not home?Have you ever left a light on at your house when youre not home? When youre on vacation do you have a friend pick up your mail, or take the paper off the lawn so it wont look like theres nobody home? If you did, then you used OPSEC. We do these things to keep ourselves and our things safe from people who mean us harm. So why would you post your travel plans online? Putting travel plans online is the same as putting a sign in front of your house that says Im not home. Stay safe. Protect your travel plans. USE OPSEC!PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! take care of your buddy: ACT!


TROOPER FOCUS | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 How do you plan to celebrate the holidays?We are renting a boat to relax and unwind. Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Hoover I will spend time with my church family. Petty Officer 3rd Class Leotis Dixon I will celebrate with my Guantanamo Bay family. Army Sgt. Ashlei Johnson I plan to call my family. Army Sgt. Robert Keller Time in service: 6 years Hobbies: Playing football and hanging out with The boss says: She has been put into a situation of high importance with limited experience while taking the ball and running with it. She has earned the respect of her supervisors and subordinates alike. Advice to junior Troopers: No matter how bad a By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor BOOTS ON THE GROUND bekka Vanzant was born into a military household. The daughter of a Marine master gunnery military lifestyle and loves to help fellow Troopers reach their goals. in Joint Task Force Guantanlikes her job because she is given more responsibility and feels she is making a difference. After working hard on the USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as a Machinist able to pick another rating. on her positive attitude and de termination to improve personally and professionally. which was one of the goals I set headquarters so it can better prepare me for civilian life. Vanzant credits her success to advice taken from her friends. She said she has been in tough situations during her military couraged to do something about her career direction. If there is any advice I can times things get rough in the Complaining about the way things are will not help your complain about the way things are going for you or do some thing about where you are. Vanzant implores Troopers of all ranks to think about where they are in accordance with where they would like to be in their career. She said Troopall the memories and successes they have made in their military lifetime. Dont waste the time you No matter whether you are enfeel like you have not accomplished your goals when your time is done. | SPORTS COMME N TARY THE WIRE | PAGE 7 best quarterback of all time. ALL beautiful dark twisted fantasy called defense in the National Football League has Brees 305 yards from surpassing a onceuntouchable record set by Miami Dolphins great and Ace Ventura co-star Dan Marino for most passing yards in a single season. Marino never won a Super yards in 1984 means more than Brees and the New Orleans Saints playing against weak football teams with watered offensive numbers. Taking nothing away from the amazing year the Saints quarterback is is more impressive than Brees 2011 production. Cool Brees is on pace for 652 pass attempts in this effortt to replace Marino atop the record book. Marino reached his milestone with only 564 throws. Both QBs played 16 of 88 attempts gives Brees the equivalent of more than two extra games worth of throws. Of those 564 passing completed 362 of them. To this 349 of Brees offerings. When Touchdown Breesus hits 362 year came in 1984. Those were the days before thinking about hitting a quarterback was a personal foul and touching the passers helmet was considered roughing. Marino played alongside Warren Moon. Each of those players called it quits when their bodies could no longer handle the beatings delivered on the gridiron. plays in a league that protects quarterbacks like they belong in Fort Knox. a concussion from a hit by Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison. The NFL suspended Harrison and implimented new concussion policies within weeks. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was injured from a low tackle. The tackles on quarterbacks. Todays defenders cant even attack the quarterback to stop him from passing the ball. Its no wonder Drew is Breesing his way past Marino. offenses overshadow gaping holes in secondaries throughout the entire NFL. Defense is so meaningless that only one of the the lead in their division (San Francisco 49ers). The rest of the playoff-bound teams simply score more points than their defense allows. If Brees breaks Marinos in a single season will have the same indifference as Mark McGwire breaking the single season homerun record amid the steroid era in Major League Baseball. Brees will hold one of the most but dont be fooled by numbers. When this Saint goes marching still be king. Watch the throne. victory for the Red Team as he brings a captured Santa back to the teams base in Capture the Santa Paintball. Below: The Red Team managed to defeat the Yellow Team in a epic battle of the season during Capture the Santa Paintball. The rules of play were simple: base or have more team members standing when time ran out. photos by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa By Army Sgt. Landis Andrews ST UDENT OF THE GAME WANTED: SANTA CLAU S


Scott Kirby performed at the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Tiki Bar Dec. 16 and 17 and brought a new tune to the community just in time for the holidays. Isbell. It makes the season a little special. Kirby puts his own personalized twist on the folk rock genre. Some of the critics who have reviewed my songs in A lot of my songs have nautical themes and are about rock. time at the right place. The music is great for the atmosphere here in Kirby performed with David Edmisten on electric show in particular struck a chord with Edminsten. This is something that I felt like I could do to give instruments and has worked with Kirby on and off for 15 years. Kirby invited London to perform with him at Guantanamo Bay. I thought when am I ever going to get a chance his performance to the Troopers and community of Guantanamo Bay. We have tremendous respect for everyone in the the holidays when many cant get home to see their come down here and feel its the least we can do. Above: David Edmisten on the electric guitar during a performance Right: Scott Kirby played acoustic guitar during his performance. Below: Lew London played the mance with Scott Kirby. photos by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Scott Kirby: Bringing the Folk to the BayBy Army Sgt. Saul Rosa FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 Community service is instrumental in building relationships with the community and between Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers. Sailors from the JTF First Class that: strengthening JTFs bond with the local community with morale-producing support wherever they go. The FCPOA is designed to broaden the professional development of all First Class nel to become active in their local communities; and to foster improved morale to em body a positive image of the United States Navy and JTF Guantanamo. The FCPOA meets together as a sort of think to gather insight on how to handle issues or time to identify any morale issues and talk about what we can do to make things better. It also makes it easier for us to work things out for personnel that may have a dilemma between chains of command. The FCPOA is an organization which thrives with the assistance of all Troopers. ities in the past involved members cooking and distributing breakfast burritos to other ams. The advancement exams are a requisite for promotion. Knobloch encourages the input of E-6s from other branches and believes staying open to other personnels ideas are what will improve the association and JTF as a whole. offer insights from other points of sonnel with different rates and other backgrounds have different points of view on how to deal with various situations. Knoblach wants JTF to understand the of leadership and understanding of military service. He envisions everyone working together to make JTF a better place. Utilize your peers and utilize your peono matter how junior or senior they are. Those ideas could make a difference. For more information on the FCPOAs 8228. THE WIRE | PAGE 9By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Louis Batchelor | FEATURE to raise money for their activities. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson


FEATURE | | FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 The Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Southern Partnership Station. The ship returned Wednesday to its The port visit afforded the USS Oak Hills crew opportunities to take advantage of the various recreational facilities available at Guantanamo during their liberty time. had the opportunity to sail the Mighty Oak into this port and we all look forward to meeting those of you stationed here. The USS Oak Hill conducted agricultural washdowns of all embarked equipment. This procedure removes and neutralizes any harmful or invasive species that may have been picked up so they will not be transported to the U.S. The ship also took on fuel and supplies. The USS Oak Hills stop gave Guantanamo service members an for some of them. Guantanamo Trooper Sgt. 1st Class Katherine White. It was good insight into how other branches (of the military) operate. I was amazed how they could function in limited space. Everybody had a job and a place on the ship. Amphibious transport dock landing ships like the USS Oak Hill force for expeditionary warfare missions. These ships are generally some cases with transport helicopters. Troopers on the tour remarked on how organized and clean opportunity to see the USS Oak Hill. By Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson The USS Oak Hill ported at Naval conduct agricultural washdowns and refuel before returning to the U.S. ers boarded for a tour of the ship Dec. 15. photos by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson


| FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 13 to dedicate. The festival of Chanukah is the Torah. Chanukah is a tradition. Chanukah is a festival that commemorates the miracle of the oil and G-d saving His people. The story of Chanukah begins in Judea III the Great of Syria defeated King Ptolemy V Epiphanes of Egypt at the Battle of Panium. In Antiochus III guaranteed them the right to live according to their ancestral customs and to continue to practice their faith in the Temple of Jerusalem. son of Antiochus III invaded Judea. Soon Greek soldiers and dedicated to the worship of the god Zeus. During the next few years the Greeks forced of taxes. They also forced them to quarter Greeks were determined to destroy the Jewish faith. mounted it in the courtyard of the Temple. town had the right to live with a woman on her wedding night before her husband-to-be. The Greeks also banned circumcision. Then they demanded that altars to the Greek idols a regular basis in every Jewish town. The Jewish educational system was entirely disrupted during this time. King Antiochus IV Epiphanes erected a temple for himself and demanded worship from among the people. He made Greek language mandatory. Torah studies were forbidden. Kosher diets were banned and the people were forced to eat unclean animals. Torah scrolls were burned. Judaism was outlawed. when King Antiochus IV Epiphanes gathered the Jewish people together and ordered an altar but Mattathias refused. When another villager stepped forward and offered to cooperate on outraged. He drew his sword and killed the concluding with the battle for the fortress guarding the Temple. The Jews destroyed the statue of Zeus and restored the Temple as best of supplies. This is when the miracle of Chanukah the Menorah (candelabrum) in the Temple could only be lit with specially prepared pure olive oil. The amount of oil remaining in the days to produce a new batch of pure oil. So what did they do? They lit the Menorah and it miraculously burned for eight days. Chanukah is celebrated in reverence and remembrance of this struggle in Jewish history. While there is currently no organized Jewish service available at this time at the Joint serve all people of all faiths. Stateside contacts for rabbis and other clergy are also available matter which faith or belief system you ascribe celebrate.the story of chanukahby Ed Hood, J6 special to The Wire FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 12Happy Holidays, Joint Task Force Guantanamo!Kwanzaa Dec. 26Jan. 1Celebrated by members of the African-American do so alongside Christian traditions. The sevencandle kinara represents the seven principles.Winter Solstice Dec. 21Nearly every culture in recorded history has recognized particular has strong pagan roots. As the shortest day of feast day of the calendar year. Festivus for the rest of us! Dec. 23 has gained popularity as a way to reject modern commercialization of the holiday season. The holiday is observed in three practices: the Airing of of the plain aluminum Festivus pole. Though rooted in parody and popularized in an episode


By Chris Carroll Stars and Stripes and bodybuilding supplements containing a popular new stimulant were pulled off the shelves at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores over the weekend due to concerns they could be related to soldier Agency. the geranium plant with the chemical names 13 triggered the recall of 18 athletic supplements sold worldwide in General Nutrition Centers a recall alert. Even though GNC believes DMAA is precautionary request to remove products Miller said. Miller said that the Food and Drug Administration has never questioned the requested the opportunity to meet with the Defense Department to discuss the recall. An AAFES investigation of the drug no additional information was immediately available Monday on soldier deaths and any suspected connections to DMAA. DMAA was developed decades ago as a nasal decongestant but has recently become popular as a recreational drug and an additive in athletic supplements with names such as and Nitric Blast. Forms of the stimulant were recently banned by Major League Baseball and the body that regulates drug use in sports. Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON The Obama administrashould try to engage with Pyongyang to enreclusive state goes through a secretive leader ship transition. Bosworth said it is important for North Korea to be connected to the outside world as it prepares to make Kim Jong Un the ofdied Saturday at age 69. Bosworth says one of the foreign connections that matters most to Pyongyang is with the U.S. The two nations do not have diplomatic relations. Bosworth stepped down as President Barack Obamas special envoy on North Korea White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Wednesday said the Obama administration is monitoring events in North Korea closely. but it is not clear when the two sides will meet again. The U.S. has been trying to persuade North Korea to rejoin six-party negotiations in which regional powers have called for Pyongyang to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons in return for diplomatic and other incentives. Bosworth said the U.S. should adopt a patient and positive approach toward North Korea as long as Pyongyang provides evidence that it is willing to treat U.S. requests in a serious manner.Analysts: switch U.S. troops to Afghanistan advisory mission in 2012Voice of America News Service | AROU N D THE WORLD THE WIRE | PAGE 15 WASHINGTON Afghanistan is no lonthat would quickly transition U.S. troops to advisory and support roles while pushing Afghans to the lead in combat. With the clock ticking on U.S. combat inshould end the current counterinsurgency cording to a policy brief by the Center for a ties to the Obama administration and the Pentagon. The United States should then switch to a security force assistance mission that sets Afghan forces up for success against the Taliban and Haqqani Network Because U.S. units can execute counter insurgency operations better and faster than the CNAS paper said. Afghan forces must move more rapidly to take the lead in Afghanistan while the United States and its aland enablers in the country. a CNAS senior fellow and a former Army Ranger who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Theres a sense the Afghan commanding to assume a lot of risk [by relying heavthe result may be that crucial developmental steps for Afghan combat forces are left unfrom American and coalition troops. Although partnering between American question anywhere we visited who was in the sor and coauthor of the report. The Pentagon should establish a command within U.S. Special Operations Comground should begin embedding with Afghan units rather than the more common few Afghans in a truck behind you as you go MI N D, BODY & SPIRIT | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 Mind Body & Spirit by Chaplain Capt. Bradley Thom We have just entered a very full period of holy days and holidays. It is common for each one of us to consider what loved ones might be doing at home or what other activities are being missed. Some are miss ing the gathering at Grandmas house with all the relatives. Some may be missing that These are special days that will be certainly remembered. Among those gathered at Guantanamo Bay are veterans who have been away for multiple holidays and there home. No matter which one it is work to during a port call in Hong Kong. I was amazed at how lit up the skyline was with holiday decorations. It was a thrill to walk the streets of the Asian city and seemingly everyone on the street was donning a Santa hat. It seemed all were wishing one another Mer ry Christmas. At midnight I attended wor a few feet from my pew sat the governor of Hong Kong and his family. I struggled to stay awake but elated to sing the carols of my own tradition in a faraway land. It would my Christmas in Hong Kong is etched deep into my memory and retelling it is fun. How are you going to make this holiday on the island a memorable one? What are you doing to make this time one to be retice that happens back home and replicate it here. (But if youre of Norwegian ances it with roomies in the with that nasty smelling stuff.) Get together with friends and co-workers and compare notes and what your favorite traditions are. Attend one of the many worship services tried before in the area of water sports or other adventures. I know Ive never snor even a letter to reinforce the importance of those events in your life. Now that you tak tanamo holiday adventuring and make this a time of your life. Happy holidays from the Joint Task Force chaplains! Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson


AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 16Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs IN THE FIGHTMARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMCalif. Marines are no longer restricted to wearing only issued bags in uniform. Uniform Board 212 which were released in according to the MARADMIN. MARPATprinted commercial and organizational bags are still authorized as well. Bags must be conservative and will be worn over both shoultwo inches big. no more than half an inch wide. Engraved and date. There is no limit on how many names can be worn at a time. For more information or to see other nounced revisions in special duty assignment pay (SDAP). NAVADMIN 356/11 lists updated SDAP Increases to existing SDAP levels are effec tive immediately and reductions are effec tive 60 days from release of NAVADMIN 356/11. Sailors whose SDAP will be eliminated will receive half of their previous SDAP enThe SDAP program is an incentive pay ranging from $75 to $450 a month used to or entail arduous duty. Program levels change with each billet and to sustain adequate manning levels. be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the Command Manpower Authorization Listing. This billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel as a special duty assignment billet. Commands holding SDAP billets are required to complete an annual reNAVADMIN 356/11 supersedes previously released SDAP rates. ceive SDAP. Sailors can read OPNAVINST 1160.6 and talk with their command career counselor to learn more about SDAP.ON THE DECK Navy: Updated special duty assignment payBy Lance Cpl. Lauren A. Kurkmilis to send this greeting as we celebrate the 375th birthday of the Army National Guard. I am by the tremendous honor and privilege to serve as the 20th Director of the Army National Guard. My wife Lil and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to extend our greetings to occasion: the Guards 375th birthday Celebrating 375 years is unprecedented in the history of the United States military. The National Guard is older than our country itself. The colonial United States of America. General Court in Salem established that all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 join the militia. At better trained and highly prepared militia units were needed to safeguard communities and colonies. our national defense. This part-time force grew into a playing an instrumental role in establishing a new country founded on individual freedom and liberty. We are proud to remember that our Guard started as a militia formed by Citizen Soldiers men and women just like each of you who currently represent the District of Columbia. always ready to respond to emergencies at the state or federal level. Along been called upon to protect national interests in all major military responded to countless state and local emergencies within their own communities. consistently show your professionalism performing your traditional Guard there when needed. we can identify an unbroken chain of all based on responsive forces. repeatedly demonstrated vigilance and our National Guard has demonstrated broad-based capabilities and proud history of the Army National Guard. Sustaining such high levels of by a trained and ready Army National Guard serving our States and Nation for the next 375 years. May God continue to bless our nation their families. Thank you and happy birthday Army National Guard!ON THE GROUND O N T HE WING expanded a pilot program that reduces pro cessing times for civilian equal employment sus the standard six months. The move is part of an Air Force effort to set the EO standard for federal agencies. laboration with the Air Force Personnel Cenat Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases to process formal civilian EEO complaint investigations within 150 days. The test rewhich is 57 percent faster than the required The pilot program demonstrated sig re-evaluating current processes with our key mission partners who also participate in the from employees to organization leaders and greatly help to further the AF EO program in reaching its goal of being a model pro gram for the federal government. Members of the AFPC Equal Oppor for capturing data on how the Air Force processes formal civilian EEO complaints. Previous metrics only measured the number of complaints that were overdue or exceeded standard timelines. The new metrics measure the average time it takes to process each step in the inognize and address trends throughout the process. complaints counseling were processed on time resulting in a 2.38 increase of timeliness from the previous year. Only 0.3 percent of EEO complaints. While both military and civilian EO pro grams focus on unlawful discrimination and subject to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission standards and sanctions and are coordinated with agencies outside the Air Force. Civilian complaints must go through a 30 to 90-day informal process to handle the issue through the traditional process or me diation called alternative dispute resolution Force encourages commanders and managers to participate in ADR because it saves blood said. The goal is to try to resolve a complaint never discount an employees issue. We all want to feel like we have something to offer and are a valuable member of the team. the lines of communication open throughout the entire complaint process. Additionand document any local or procedural issues that create process delays. The Air Force EO program is about taking care of people to ensure mission have on the mission? For information about EO and other per Services at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil. | AT YOUR SERVICE THE WIRE | PAGE 17CO AST T O CO AST San Juan concluded a multi agency strike force operation (MASFO) at the Seastar Marine Ter The multi-agency strike force successfully screened a total of 200 containers with a Customs and Border Protection VACIS X-Ray tiple hazardous material containers. traband shipments or placarding irregularities were detected. The primary objective of the MASFO was cal regulations pertaining to the safe shipment of cargo. The MASFO was comprised of two teams strategically located throughout the port. Leveraging the jurisdictional authorities of inspected freight containers and portable tanks ensuring compliance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code as well as U.S. Regulations. The MASFO was a great example of the interagency cooperation. said Cmdr. David of prevention. The timely and comprehensive inspections were aligned with the shared mutual objective of facilitating the safe and timely highway modes of transportation. The initiative combined the capabilities of and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel. By Erin Tindell AF Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs goods and contraband during an operation at San Juan


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+ two more pictures Troopers enjoyed freshly grilled burgers during the Chaplains Burger Burn Dec. 16 by Kittery Cafe. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson tine by J6 personnel and Joint Task Force staff volunteers. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park The Integritas award, displayed by Air Force Capt. Jason Ballard, passed from the BEEF to J6 Dec 21. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson