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Friday, February 17, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 15 Lighting up the night with Polynesian dance in the Caribbean GTMOs Taco Tuesday Wednesday Valentines Day survivors


COMMAND CORNER | THE WIRE | PAGE 2 JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. David Woods Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko Command Master Chief Cmd. Master Chief Reynaldo Tiong Office of Public Affairs Director Cmdr. Tamsen Reese: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Maj. Michelle Coghill: 9927 Operations Officer Army Maj. Jon Powers: 3649 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant: 3649The WireEditor: Army 1st. Lt. Amelia Thatcher Assistant Editor: Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Photojournalists Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Army Sgt. Landis Andrews Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Jon Dasbach Mass Communication Spc. 3rd Class Marquis WhiteheadContact usEditors Desk: 3651 Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.htmlThe 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. 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 Defense Logistics Agency Document Services with a circulation of 1,300.What is the forecast? Im not talking about the weather, which is nice right now as Guantanamo Jay the banana rat saw his shadow Feb. 2 and forecasted six more weeks of Caribbean winter! The forecast whichI am referring to is the forecast for the future of the U.S. military, our services and the Department of Defense. This recognize and interpret the information that is available to all of us. First, President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey announced last month a new Defense Strategy titled: Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense, which will direct the course of our military in the future. Here is the link so you can read it for yourself: www.defense.gov/news/Defense_ Strategic_Guidance.pdf The new strategy recognizes the strategic pivot point our nation is reaching as we have transitioned control of Iraq to the Iraqi government and we execute the plan for the drawdown of our troops in Afghanistan. It also acknowledges the economic environment of the nation and the need for a strategy-driven defense budget. It is truly designed to bind the demand and expectations then balance against supply and resources. So if you want to know the defense forecast on what our military will be designed to accomplish, read this strategy. Second, last week the Department of Defense budget was submitted. what we need to resource the defense strategy. You will see a lot of press trying to interpret the budget for you. In many cases the reporting will be too narrow in scope or will compare the budget request with the current budget. Again, the key to an accurate forecast is to understand that our budget is driven by the new strategy and is a paradigm shift. So this is pretty lofty stuff and you probably want to know, What is the connection to me as a Trooper, government civilian or contractor at Joint Task Force Guantanamo? The connection is that it provides the roadmap to the future. There will be the size of our force. Some skill sets will be in less demand while others will increase in demand. Force reductions will be executed using a number of tools. In the Navys case, as we have seen, they take the form of Early Release Boards, Selected Early Retirement Boards, Continuation Boards and/or PerformTo-Serve reviews. In the case of the Army they will be limiting reenlistments as part of their plan to shape the force. Other services will be using similar measures. Bottom line: your ability to control your destiny out in the future will be based on strong performance and preparation. The Active Component, Reserve Component, National Guard and Civil Service will be looking to retain top performers. Even if you decide not to stay in the service your performance and preparation while you are in the service will go a long way toward setting you a part from the competition. Take the opportunity each day to put forth your best effort and make your future happen! Honor Bound! The new military strategy recognizes the pivot point our nation is reaching, and acknowledges the nations economic environment. Rear Adm. David WoodsCommander, JTF Guantanamo Station Guantanamo Bay families and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers. Kahui is a native of Maui, just one of the many enchanting islands of the Polynesian Triangle. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty BjornsonCcommand orner | NEWS FROM THE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 UFC Fighters Keith Jardine and Matt Brown will visit Guantanamo Bay tomorrow. Cafe at 4:30 p.m., then a visit to the Camp America Liberty Center, and then OKellys Irish Pub at 7 p.m. for autographs and a meet-and-greet. their grappling moves at Denich Gym Sunday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 2010. Service members, veterans, and military spouses will have the opportunity to meet and interact, the convenience of their home, with recruiters and hiring managers from dozens of military employers. The career fair will be at Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must register to reserve your space at www.veteranscareerfair.com. to help Guantanamo residences through tax season. The naval station location will be open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Fri., and the Mon.-Fri. Appointments are now available. For more information, call 4692. Grab some friends and some sunscreen for this holiday weekends Blizzard Sand Volleyball tournament! For more information, call 2113. The Black Heritage Organization will put on the Black & White Gala on Feb. 25 at the Windjammer. The event honors AfricanAmerican Womens history and culture. The dress code is semi-formal, but military attire is acceptable. Tickets are $30 and will be available at the NEX atrium from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the next two weekends. Are you looking for a chance to take the lead on your commands physical training? Enroll in the Command Fitness Leader March 9 at the following address: The course runs from March 26 to March 30. For more information, call 2157. Golf cart rentals will be half price every Wednesday in the month of February. $5 covers one person and $7.50 covers two people. Boat rentals will be 25 percent off every Monday-Thursday this month. Prices vary based on the boat. For more information, call 2345. The U.S. Naval Hospital galley will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observation of George Washingtons birthday. Specialty care providers will be available for appointments at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo in the upcoming months: GI March ENT March/April Audiology April Dermatology April Podiatry April Urology April For a referral, schedule an appointment with Primary Care Clinic at 72110. Share your thoughts, words and feelings with the Guantanamo Bay community. The MWR Community Library is holding a Valentines Day poetry contest. The library will accept submissions until Feb. 21. A prize will be awarded for the winners of each group: 2nd-6th grade, 7th-12th grade and adults. The winners will also be published in the Guantanamo Bay Gazette. For more information, call 4700. The Marine Corps Security Force Company will sponsor a performance by the Bart Walker Band at the Marine Hill Parade Deck Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. If you cant make it on Saturday, the band will also play Feb. 26 at OKellys Irish Pub at 5 p.m. For more infomation, call 2114. Maybe you wont become a shark, but you can improve your pool skills at any Liberty Center on Monday nights in preparation for the pool tournament Feb. 27. Liberty MWR is also looking for volunteers to teach people the techniques and strategy of pool. Get volunteer hours for playing a game you like. To schedule a practice session, or to volunteer your time, call 2010. relocated to building H-11, behind the hospital barracks complex. INDEXThe Wire February 17, 2012 Budget trims Navy, USMC Bart Walker Band to play Marine Hill5 7 8 9 10 13 16 18 Command Fitness Leader cert course NLSO tax assistance Hospital galley closure UFC at GTMO! Black & White Gala Discount recreation in February Pool tourney practice Virtual career fair Library poetry contest Sand volleyball tournament Specialty care at USNH Special thanks to Julie Latrell for last weeks Treasures and Trivia photo!


Be aware of geotagging!What is geotagging?A new function of many computing devices-including smart phones, some digital cameras, and even portable game systems (in some cases)-is the ability to track your location to near-GPS precision. While this feature is for location services, which can be fun or useful, they also present a risk. In particular, many devices add location data to photos by default. Called Geotagging, the data becomes part of the image file and goes wherever the image goes. By uploading or sending such images to the Internet, you may have provided an adversary with critical information.Consider:1. Public sharing sites like Flickr or Google Maps are public. An adversary can search by location to see who takes photos there and research the users who took the photos. 2. Even profiles that are set to private could compromise photos if the privacy controls are not set or used properly. The hosting service itself could sell or lose your data as well. 3. Pictures taken at sensitive locations can lead adversaries directly to supply depots, command centers, or our troops. PROTECT YOUR INFO! TROOPER T O TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4 Trooper to Trooper Master Sgt. Julio EspinetCommissions liaison office NCOIC loyalty is inspired by trustAkin to the four cardinal points, north to south and east to west, loyalty is a part of our principles and way of life. On and off duty, it is an image of who we really are; because, no matter the situation, we best perceive loyalty from within ourselves. Put yourself in a leaders position and ask, What inspires Troopers to be loy al? Once the academic answers are sifted through, there remains a single theme which forms the answer to that question trust. If a senior leader can inspire trust, he will also inspire loyalty. Without trust, he may be able momentarily to compel compliance with his orders, but this compliance will not be the same as loyalty. Loyalty is not compelled; it is inspired and earned. Where loy alty exists, commitment, respect and obedience to orders are characterized by a special kind of superior-subordinate relationship. Loyalty is sometimes misunderstood or worse, misused, not only in the military but also in the civilian world. Loy alty to the service, to your unit, superiour learning process. On the other hand, loyalty to subordinates and peers is absolutely essential and part of the equation. By nature, it is a process to give and gain trust. The realization of trust is only obtained if integrity is evident in the dem onstration of ones loyalty. A Trooper may obey you if he is afraid of you, but his obethe immediate grounds of his fear and you have removed his sole reason for obeying. If that same Trooper is loyal to you, his obedience will have been ensured in a much more lasting way, for the attitude of loyalty is a stronger stimulus than the attitude of fear. Our actions speak louder than words and they demonstrate our true character. We should not ask others for things that we ourselves are unwilling to do. Live and act in a similar manner, and you will discourage those naysayers from ever thinking that you can be drawn into their web of deceit and their cowardly, illegitimate evocation of your loyalty for foul ends. Lead by example and do whats right even when it appears no one sees you. Because theres always someone watching the real you. Loyalty can be inspired, in a manner that the military goal of discipline can be achieved along with the social goal of having individu als. This conception of loyalty is one of loy alty inspired by trust, where that trust resides in the moral integrity of senior leaders. My loyalty is my honor my loyalty resides in a person of integrity, to whom I give my trust. 4. If many photos are available from the same user or a collection of related users (several people in the same military unit, for example), the adversary may be able to determine patterns of your activities.What to do:1. Be Aware. Now that you know about this capability, think twice before taking and sending photos. You can test to see if you have geotagging capability by taking a photo and checking properties in Windows Vista, or higher. Some photo editors as several custom programs allow for the viewing and manipulation of location data as well. 2. Evaluate the Need. Do you have a specific point or purpose to tagging photos? If not, its far simpler to disable the feature instead of trying to remember to clean the photos later. Instructions for doing so can be easily found by searching for the model of your phone with the keywords disable or geotag.Think before you upload! | COMMAND INFORMA TION THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Budget would keep expeditionaryWASHINGTON The Navy and Marine Corps will be leaner and smaller, but still rapidly de budget request President Barack Obama sent to Congress today, the Navys budget chief said. Rear Adm. Joseph P. Mulloy, the Navys deputy assistant sec retary for budget, told Pentagon reporters today the sea service, which also administers the Ma rine Corps budget, will trim spending by $58.1 billion by the 2012. We think all of our invest ments here are aligned to the strategic priorities and goals as set out by the president, the admiral said. As required by the Budget Control Act, the Defense De partment budget request includes $487 billion in spending cuts for The budget request sets Navy active and reserve end strength be 376,600, a 3.9 percent reduc Marine Corps active and reis 236,900 under the proposal will be 221,700, an 8.3 percent The Navy has come down almost 6,000 people over the last 10 years, the admiral noted. Ma rine Corps end-state reductions, like the Armys, are in line with planned troop reductions in Afghanistan, he added. Mulloy noted sailors and Ma rines will lose not a dollar under the budget request, though pay increases will slow after 2014. In force structure changes will eliminate seven cruisers and cal year, the service is slated to add seven and drop 11 from its list of combat-capable ships. The Navy will gain a nuclear attack submarine, a transport dock, a dry-cargo ammunition ship, a littoral combat ship, two joint high-speed vessels and one mobile landing platform. The service will retire one aircraft carrier, six frigates and four cruisers. By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service see BUDGET page 6 Congratulations to Rear Adm. David Woods on the announcement of his next assignment as Commander, Strike Force Training Pacic, San Diego, Calif. His selection by the Navy to command Strike Force Training Pacic is consistent with the career progression of Navy Flag Ocers who possess Woods scope of knowledge, judgment, maturity, training and experience. His selection for this position of responsibility in the Navy is a reection of the high degree of condence the Navy has placed in him as a senior military leader and distinguished naval ocer. Adm. Woods has done a superb job leading the men and women under his charge and commanding a mission that contributes daily to our shared security, said Gen. Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command. I could not be more pleased with the job he has done in a very complex and high visibility position. Woods replacement has not been named yet and no change of command date has been set; however, once his re lief is identied the timeline will be worked in order to oer appropriate continuity and overlap between the Command er and Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force.JTF Guantanamo commander to take helm of Strike Force Training Pacific within year


Deployments can be exciting as well as stressful. The more prepared you are, the less stress you will likely experience. De ployments provide an oppor tunity to reevaluate and update important documents such as power of attorneys, next of kin designations, wills, DEERS enrollment and ID cards, and upSGLI and TSP. Determine how best to pay bills while on deployment. Allotments, automatic debits from checking/savings accounts can be easily setup. If married, communicate with your spouse about these arrangements. Establish a written spending plan that takes into account money for both (if married) while on deployment. Contact a Family Assistance Center for help in setting up your spending plan. Developing a realistic to deployment will help increase your spending power by as much as 10 percent. A good plan can nancial stress and can help prepare you for any unexpected events. Incorporate allowances and incentive pays such as family separation, imminent danger pay, or reenlistment bonuses into your spending plan too. There are a number of ways nances while deployed, but the primary thing to understand is different pays will start and stop when going on or returning from deployment, so check your MyPay account often. Many ser vice members have had to repay money they werent entitled to and for most it came at an inconvenient time. Consider the following in preparation for de ployment: allotments (good for installment loans such as mort gage and car payments), split pay (if married, money needs to move to the top of the communication agenda how much does the stay behind spouse need to take care of the day-to-day living expenses and debts and how much you need while deployed, etc.) and online banking. ventative maintenance by benancial institutions to let them know youre deployed, so they dont mistakenly turn off your credit card when a charge posts from somewhere not in the United States. Alert your credit card companies or freeze extra cards. For more information, see the Federal Trade Commissions website at: www.ftc.gov or anyone of the three major credit report agencies: Trans Union, Equifax or Experian. deployment, consider the following on how to handle credit. First, obtain a free credit report. Congress mandated that we, the consumer be given access to a free credit report annually from those three major credit report ing agencies. Second, review your report for any discrepancies; report any error(s) directly to the agency that has it listed. Credit is a wonderful and useful tool if managed correctly. Financial issues and particularly credit misuse is the number one reason for security clearance revocation. By doing so, youll help your self and your family by eliminat ing money stress and starting the process of becoming a Million aire on Military Pay. I would be his supervisor, Espinet said. He provided help to everybody. Popo is on six month individual augmentee orders and is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. His job here is a change from his specialty and from his job in Jacksonville, but he grasped it quickly and has been doing an outstanding job, said Espinet. As for what Popo does when he has a chance to break away from his busy work schedule, he likes to snorkel, jog and take care of his family. For Valentines Day, Popo says he bought his wife an iPad 2. She is also active duty Navy, and is currently stationed on the USS Enterprise. We really dont get to see each other that much so, I try to spoil her a little bit. Thats all I can really do, said Popo. | NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 7 change much over time, though the number of ships will drop slightly for a few years. Were forecasting that in 2017 well have the same number of ships that we have now, he said. We have 37 ships under construction and nine more ships to award this year, the admiral added. The Marine Corps will elimi nate an infantry regiment head(four active and one reserve), an artillery battalion, four tactical air squadrons (three active and one reserve), and a combat logistics battalion. Mulloy acknowledged the budget request call for delay ing several Navy and Marine Corps programs and postponing some purchases. Operations and maintenance are essential, he said, and too-deep force cuts carry unacceptable risk, so where do you take the cuts? Navy planners and leaders looked at long-term programs as the best source of cost reduction, he said, adding The real driver here was, What do we need to have? The proposal delays for two years the planned SSBN-X ballistic missile submarine pro gram, which will develop a replacement for the Ohio-class submarines. The Ohio-class subs will begin to reach the end of their service life in 2027, according to in developing the multibilliondollar replacement, which will form part of the nations nucle ar triad, represents an acceptThe Navy also proposes reducing procurement of joint high-speed vessels from 18 ships to 10, and a scheduled MV-22 Osprey purchase by 24 aircraft through 2017. The Navy will also slow buys ants, deferring until after 2017 purchase of 69 of the aircraft. The service will terminate its Medium-Range Maritime Un manned Aerial System, as Navy systems show demonstrated capability. Spending for Navy and Ma rine Corps green energy initiatives will remain fairly steady, Mulloy said, calling them a key component for the department for tremendous tactical reasons. For Marines on the ground minimizing fuel transport and fueling operations means reducing risk, he noted. Everything you can do to [reduce] energy use and drive the same tactical output is important, the admiral said. The Navy and Marine Corps emphasis on renewable energy ensures more safety for forces, Mulloy added. The budget proposal will mean a leaner, smaller force, but were still rapidly deploy able and expeditionary, and were manned and led with the highest quality of individuals, By Walter Barrett Fleet and Family Services Center BUDGET cont. TROOPER FOCUS | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 Time in service: 8 years Hobbies: Taking care of his family The boss says: Im proud to have him. Hes like a son. Advice to junior Troopers: What you put into the military is what you are going to get back.By Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Jon Dasbach Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Sheldan Popo works in Camp Justice as the housing and billeting noncommissioned billeting NCO were held by two different people, but now Popo has both responsibilities and performs with professionalism and dedication to succeed. As part of his job, he takes care of all the housing arrangements for personnel when they come to Guantanamo Bay not only for visits as well. Depending on the nature of the visit, the housing varies from tents in Camp Justice to rooms in the combined bachelor quarters. Any and everything that has to do with billeting and housing is my responsibility, said Popo. Anything that needs to be done, I make it happen. Popo makes sure that whatever type of room is needed, all the arrangements are prepared and taken care of prior to arrival, as well as inspects the rooms to make sure they up to standard. If the visitors have any problems, the rooms during the visit, Popo makes sure the problem is solved. He does everything down there, said Master Sgt. Julio Espinet, Popos leading supervisor. We work every day, even the weekends. I would like people to know, the housing, the billeting, all the stuff that he takes care of. We dont just work during commissions, we work all the time. Part of Popos job is to be available for visitors 24 hours a day. He has to be knowledgeable about what to do with any problem locked out to the air conditioning going out, he is the one who is in The help that he provides is not only recognized by his supervisor, but by the visitors who have been job Popo is doing. Espinet and Popo actually met prior to being stationed together here in Guantanamo. He helped me in Jacksonville, and he didnt even know at that time he would be coming here and Did you send or receive anything on Valentines Day?Im getting a special delivery. My girlfriend is coming down next week! Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Jorge Carpio I sent my wife a Facebook message, so Im spending Valentines Day with the iguanas and banana rats. Hospitalman 3rd Class Leotis Dixon I plan on sending a card to my wife and kids to say I miss them. Sgt. David Sutton BOOTS ON THE GROUNDI sent a bouquet of flowers to my mom. Spc. Corey Davidson see FOCUS next page FOCUS cont. A Fleet & Family guide to staying ahead of deployment MONEY MATTERS


FEA TURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the oldest U.S. military base on foreign soil, and this week we celebrate its 109th anniversary. On Feb. 23, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the original lease agreement with Cuba for Guantanamo Bay. Cuba for use or this bay as a U.S. Naval Station. Navy in 1898 when the USS Maine blew up in Havana harbor. He was instrumental in preparing the Navy for the upcoming Spanthe infamous Rough Riders in the Battle of San Juan Hill, on the outskirts of Santiago de Cuba, and was nominated for the Medal in 1901, his administrations negotiations with the new government of Cuba established this bay as a U.S. naval station. The 1903 agreement reads in part: To enable the United States to maintain the independence of Cuba, and to protect the people thereof, a well as for its own defense, the Cuban Government will sell or lease to the United States the lands necessary for coaling or naval stations, at cerUnited States. look familiar?This week in Guantanamo Bay Historycourtesy Sgt. 1st Class Michael Shimer Thats the bad guy! > Fast boat teams assigned to the United States Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) San Diego applied their tactics training in Guantanamo Bay Feb 12. The Opposing Forces (OPFOR) boat (far right) simulated a breached 500 yard security zone of a high valued asset and the Reaction and Screen vessels go in and determine the OPFORs intent. MSST San Diego provides 24-hour security to both the Joint Task Force and Naval Station. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho ParkHigh speed training THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEA TURE When Troopers are deployed they miss many holidays with their family and friends. Support is widespread during major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving but holidays like Valentines Day can be lonelier. For Troopers in a relationship or recently out of one, Valendeployed to Guantanamo Bay there are organizations that offer The Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team, or JSMART, offers Troopers an informal atmosphere to talk about their problems and deal with their issues before they become a chance to affect mission readiness. Hospitalman 3rd Class Dominique Cannon of JSMART. We try to talk to these service members and let them know that missing a holiday is not the end of the world. members arsenal for dealing with the stress of being separated from a loved one. The Chaplains made a special effort to wish Joint Task Force Troopers a Happy Valentines Day. They also offer different ways to strengthen a relationship while Troopers are separated from a loved one. One of the things we offer to Troopers is the United Through Reading program, said Air Force Chaplain Lt Col. Alan Chouest. Troopers can make an appointment and sign out a video camera and record a message to loved ones. vice members who wish to talk about their relationship or the pain of being separated from loved ones. Anytime someone wants to come in and talk about their re lationship we are more than happy to do so, said Chaplain Navy Capt. Bradley Thom. All four of the Joint Task Force chaplains are married, and were people who are seasoned at military deploy ments. We know what its like to be apart and what its like to be reunited. Chaplain Thom also explained that communication is impor tant during a deployment. For those seeking to improve their communication with their loved ones Thom suggested the book The Five Languages of Love. We all hear messages differently and we relate to different things, said Thom. We hear words differently and inter pret actions differently. Its important to understand this. cant other, holidays like Valentines Day can emphasize this too shall pass. For those of you in a relationship continue to work on the things that fuel it, whether its letters, e-mails, instant messaging or video chatting, said Thom. Every holiday counts for those away from homeBy Army Sgt. Saul Rosa


THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA TUREFEA TURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 Alooooooha Guantanamo! Hula dancers graced U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Feb. 11, bringing the motions of the South were right at home in the tropical Cuban climate, with one reptilian exception. If it were not for the iguanas, it would be just like Hawaii, Maui native and emcee Nathan Pokipala said. evening as Naval Station families and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers complete with Hawaiian rice, fruit, and pineapple upside down cake with coconut beverages. We might have a second seating next year, because of the popularity, said Amiee MacDonnell, Morale Welfare & Recreation community activities director. It happens every year; the tickets go really fast. MacDonnell added that new to this years program were 50 youth tickets, all of which also sold out quickly, and predinner luau games including beanbag toss, limbo, hula hoops, and coconut bowling. Dr. Cardoo made his third visit to Guantanamo Bay, with his magic bag and bone headdresses in tow. Its magic I do, mostly, the faux witch doctor said through his thick grass wig and mask of face paint. Its a great chance to come to the forbidden island. Dr. Cardoo has traveled to military posts including Eglin Air Force Base, Panama City, Jacksonville, Fla, and Mobile, Ala. Would you believe it, theres a Tiki Bar in Iowa! he added, mid-photo op with a straw hat-bedecked group of Troopers. and awaited the show with some friends. Its something different to do, she said. Were mingling with everyone else in the community at one of the more unique events. As the sun set and the pig roast stocks dwindled, the musicians took their places. Their instruments included the toete drum, made of rare milo wood; a taller drum called a faatete, beaten with drumsticks and traditionally stretched with sharksin; a guitar, and a came from the sea. At every traditional Polynesian luau, the blowing of the conch shell symbolizes the beginning of the dance, Pokipala intoned across the Tiki Bar patio. Chief Kahui, the lone male dancer, signaled the others of the Polynesian troupe to begin. changed between dances, Leilani, Elena, Mahea swayed and hulad to the beat of of the Polynesian Triangle has its own style, and the dancers moves and see LUAU next page By Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher


THE WIRE | PAGE 12 FEA TURE | troupes popular luau. Bottom: Leilani, Elena, and Mahea dance a traditional Tahitian hula for the audience. photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Bjornson Tahitian version of the hula in red and yellow cloth skirts; bright blue headdresses and long strands of seed pearls transported the crowd to New Zealand; and white crepe with the familiar coconut shell bra reminisced of Hawaii. The hands tell the whole story from the islands of Tahiti, Pokipala said as the female dancers weaved across the stage. But in Hawaii, the before the women. Pokipala also billed the Samoas, both American and the sovereign Western Samoa, as the most funloving of the islands. since the age of seven, this is his third trip to Guantanamo Bay. Previous military stops include shows at Camp Pendleton and Nellis Air Force Base. Pokipala crowed. After a short break, children of Naval Station-based families then received a lesson in hula. More than a dozen kiddos, one decked out in crowned wig, followed along with the dancers as they demonstrated some simple moves. The lesson for Guantanamo adults, including Joint Task Force Trooper Lt. Erin Graham, included a many of the dances from the show. It was also an uncommon sendoff for Marine Corps Security Forces Company 1st Sgt. Richard Anderson and his wife April, who took the stage last. But it wont be the last visit for the Polynesian troupe, which has been to more than 100 countries but have yet to tire of traveling and spreading the love of their song. Where have we not been? Pokipala laughed. The MWR treats us well here, and of course wed come back. LUAU cont. THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA TURE How does it work?Are you curious about how things happen at Guantanamo Bay? Contact The Wire with your questions, and we will try to find out!Use the comment boxes or email thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Whether they eat in a galley, chow hall, or dining facility, many service members worldwide look forward to a favorite weekly tradition, Taco Tuesday. However, Troopers deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay get to experience Taco Wednesday instead. Im from the Southwest, said Hospitalman 2nd Class Amber Craig. Im bar, but I guess they never heard of Taco Tuesday here. Like many things in the military, to understand the way something works you have to look at the whole system. Every galley, from Joint Task Force to the Naval Station side of Guantanamo Bay, is run under the same chain of command. Therefore, no matter which galley you go to the menu will be the same. explained that the Navy galleys use a 21-day menu. Meals are selected based on nutrition and popularity. The three-week structure allows the Navy chefs to determine if a meal will be used again, based on a formula using the amount of food distributed and the leftovers Troopers discard. Its our goal to provide the troops at Guantanamo Bay the healthiest meals possible, said Campbell. But we dont limit the options available to only healthy food; sometimes Troopers just want a burger. In addition to the 21-day menu the galleys at Guantanamo Bay also offer a specialty bar Monday through Friday every week. We wanted to offer our Troopers more options, in addition to our daily menu, said Campbell. These specialty bars are something that troops can look forward to every week. The specialty bar for Wednesday happens to be the Taco Bar, while on Tuesday its the soup bar. When I was back in the states, we had Taco Tuesday, said Campbell. Taco Wednesday was here before me and it was popular, so I didnt want to change it. So why does Guantanamo Bay have Taco Wednesday? Well, it seems that like Guantanamo Jay, things are a little different here on the island and our twist on Taco Tuesday is now a Guantanamo Bay tradition.By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa photo by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa The mystery of Taco Wednesday


Wood fuel innovation saves Fort Stewart money, reduces consumptionON THE GRO UNDFORT STEWART, Ga. Cost-effective, energy-reduction strategies are what the home of the Third Infantry Division is all about. And one directorate at Fort Stewart is doing just that saving money and reducing energy one wood chip at a time. The Directorate of Public Works For estry Branch and Central Energy Plant, or CEP, works in conjunction towards the Chip and Haul Program, which recycles otherwise unusable lumber debris and converting the debris into a sustainable resource. Were really involved in the Chip and Haul process from the very beginning, said Jeff Mangun, chief of the Forestry Branch for DPW. What we do is conduct commercial timber sales. Were able to go out with our technicians and our foresters and select harvest the trees we want removed. After that is done, our forestry crews follow in after the loggers are completed. We go to these sites where theyve hauled the logs and bring our equipment to the piles of debris that are left. We chip the [wood], blow it in the back of the chip vans, which are just big semi-trailers, and haul the chips to the Central Energy Plant here on post. The resulting energy produces steam for the CEP and chilled water and hot water for approximately 25 to 30 percent of the installation. Facilities that receive energy produced from the CEP include Winn Army Community Hospital, buildings in the 200 block and buildings in the 500 through 800 blocks. Were probably going to save about a million dollars a year, said Robert Baumgardt, director of DPW. Im really proud of that. The Chip and Haul has never been done here at Fort Stewart before. We looked at the resources. We knew that we needed wood fuel to run our Central Energy Plant. We knew we had a lot of slash out in the woods. We kind of combined the two ideas and said maybe we can do something and save some money. By Elvia Kelly Fort Stewart Public Affairs AT YOUR SERVICE | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN THE FIGHT Cobra Gold 2012: Royal Thai Marines educate U.S., ROK forces in jun gle survival techniquesRECON CAMP, Kingdom of Thailand Royal Thai Reconnaissance Marines instructed their U.S. and South Korean broth ers how to survive in an isolated jungle environment. In the 31st iteration of exercise Cobra Gold 2012, a multi-lateral training event where numerous countries in the Asia-Paexercises, the jungle survival portion placed the Royal Thai Marines in the role of instructor while Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Republic of Korea Marines were the pupils. The Thais are showing us a lot of tools as well as resources available to us in the jungle that we will be able to exploit to sur vive in that environment, said 1st Lt. Zachplatoon, B. Co., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU. This ing well be going through, the end result being that our eyes will be open to see the jungle environment as plentiful as it is. With hundreds of U.S., Thai and S. Korean Marines in a semi-circle around a presentation area, Sub-Lt. Pranom Yodrug, a Thai reconnaissance Marine, with the aid of a translator, outlined the wide variety of ed ible foliage and fruits there are to be found in the Thai wilderness and how to properly prepare each item. Following this, bamboo shoots fashioned into makeshift trays were passed around with cooked insects, further exemplifying the fact that there is more to eat in the jungle than fruit. While the U.S. Marine Corps has various locations around multiple bases suitable for jungle survival training, it is not something every Marine will have the opportunity to advantage with the country being a coldweather region, but the humidity and wild life in the jungle setting is something every Thai Marine is familiar with. Were originally stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, which doesnt have any jungles to train in, said Lance Cpl. Aaron Lende, squad automatic weapon gunner with Co. B., BLT 1/4, 31st MEU. The heavy humidity alone can cause rapid dehydration, so being here and having the Thais teach us these skills, which we may one day use, is valuable. The second part of the days instruction was on various traps and crude instruments to be made and utilized in the capturing of larger food opportunities. Examples were or other small animals. The main attraction of the class, how stripping chickens and cobras. Procedures for the quick capture and humane killing of both were demonstrated to the Marines, and volunteers from all sides practiced their hands at their newly-learned survival techniques. It may not be pretty, but in a situation where you must survive off the land, it is either you or the chicken, said Yodrug. That is why we are teaching the other Ma rines these skills, because they do not have the proper environments to regularly train in jungle survival. When we all combine forces again, everyone will know how to live in the jungle. As the survival instruction concluded, the U.S. and ROK Marines showed their appreciation to their Thai counterparts and asked for stories of jungle warfare. While training, the skill set increases the tactical readiness of Marines. If I was in a jungle environment and some kind of resupply was lost, I would be able to live off the land until I was able to be resupplied, said Lance Cpl. Joshua 31st MEU. It might be unlikely, but it adds to our overall preparedness. Cobra Gold 2012 demonstrates the resolve of the U.S. and participating nations to increase interoperability and promote security and peace throughout the AsiaThe 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and remains the nations force in readiness in the Asia-PaBy Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright see WOOD next page FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. By the time Merryl Tengesdal graduated from the early female aviation pioneers like Bessie Coleman, Janet Bragg, Willa Brown and Mae Jemison had pretty much broken the barriers for race and gender. But after the Bronx native switched to the Air Force a decade later, she helped rewrite the aviation and Air Force history Inspired as a young girl by the Star Trek movies of the 1970s and s, Tengesdal went on to excel in math and science in high school and took that interest into college where she earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Haven, Conn. After graduating from college, Tengesdal aviation program. She would spend the next 60B Sea Hawk on missions in the Middle East, South America and throughout the Caribbean. In 2004 Tengesdal switched to the Air Force where she made a dramatic change ing the U-2 reconnaissance plane. and the only female that graduated, said Tengesdal. I just stayed focused as I went through the training process. Tengesdal said the U-2 is one of the When you land, you actually have to stall the aircraft at two feet because of the wings. Tengesdal said that some of her best moments as a U-2 pilot have come during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, along with Joint Task Force Horn of Africa where she was able to provide troops on the ground with infor Tengesdal is a senior pilot with more 330 of those in combat. She is currently a lieutenant colonel assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. COAST TO COASTBy 11th Coast Guard District Public Affairs O N THE WING | AT YOUR SERVICE THE WIRE | PAGE 15 Coast Guard CPO receives special operations award for counter-piracy missionWASHINGTON A Coast Guard chief superior service while deployed in support of overseas combat operations. time enforcement specialist, assigned to Mar itime Safety and Security Team San Diego, was presented the 2011 National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/ in support of the counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden. This award honors one member from tinguished him or herself while supporting irregular warfare. I am honored to be recognized alongside our DOD brethren, said Chief Petty tion belongs to my shipmates at MSST San I wouldnt be receiving this award. Chief Conroy was sighted for his leadership, superior judgment and operational knowledge. He successfully led an eightperson advanced interdiction team during a 120-day overseas deployment to Central Command for operations Enduring Free dom and Riptide. As part of the anti-piracy Task Force 151Chief Conroy instructed training sessions with 80 Navy Vessel Board, Search and Seizure team members in Close Quarters Combat and mission planning in anticipation of joint boardings. Chief Con roys professionalism and leadership resulted in the removal of 18 pirates from the Gulf of Aden during four joint Coast Guard and Navy counter-piracy boardings. We are extremely proud of Chief Con roy, said Coast Guard Capt. Jeffrey Novotny, Deputy Commander of the Coast Guards Deployable Operations Group. His accomplishments epitomize the capability and adaptability our deployable specialized forces bring to operational commanders at home and abroad. Conroy and his fellow honorees were presented the award Tuesday evening before a crowd of nearly 600 special operations soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and their families. The banquet featured a number of distinguished guests, including Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, who delivered the keynote address. WOOD cont. Once the wood chips arrive to the CEP, it is collected and utilized as a renewable, sustainable energy resource. We receive the chips from the DPW Forestry [Branch], said Randy Parks, Quality Assurance evaluator for the CEP. [The chips] come in on tractor trailer trucks. We weigh them, check the moisture contents of the wood and dump the trucks in the truck dumper. Thereafter, it goes up a conveyer system and out onto the stock out yard. From there, we move it with front end loaders. We feed wood into a hopper that brings it up to the boiler. And, the smoke that can be seen coming from the plant is not smoke after all. It is the steam that the CEP produces, which is strictly produced for the plant. Using wood that we get from Fort Stewart is a lot cleaner, Mangun said. It burns cleaner. There are fewer problems at the energy plant. The scrubber system stays cleaner. Theres less maintenance involved. The sediment ponds stay cleaner. So, its just good all around. The wood chips are high In terms of future money-saving inno vations, Baumgardt said that they are pri marily trying to save money and energy even if its just the small things. Were going down the path of trying to save money, he said. As we go down this path, its really a path of discovery. Youll see some initiatives that we have going on like maybe putting exterior window blinds in buildings that keep the heat outside of the room outside, so we can cool the buildings a little bit easier. Were working on some other ideas. So, we have some things that we are working on. Itll take a little bit of time to implement, but its coming down the pike. Star Trek fan female Africanrecon pilot


STUDENT OF THE GAME | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 Lintelligent design A Lingend in the making?ST UDENT O F THE GAMEIf, for some reason, you havent heard of the Asian sensation sweeping the National Basketball Association, let me introduce Lin. This undrafted, second year player has wins without superstar teammates Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudamire. He capped off his sixth consecutive win with a game-winning three point shot. points and dished out eight assists, numbers not seen since Hall of Fame point guard scoring records by racking up 89, 109 and to do that since the NBA merged with the American Basketball Association. He is the career starts. Lin was born in Los Angeles, Calif. to a Taiwanese father and a Chinese mother, of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the league. Since it is Black History month and the media are prisoners of the moment, Michael Luo, a New York Times reporter, describes Lins success as a Jackie Robinson moment. Linsanity is a great story: hes great for the league (who will capitalize on the Chinese market after losing Yao Ming to retirement), the point guard that can run coach Mike DAntonis fast paced offense) and hes great for Nike (who had the business sense to sign comparable stories. Jackie Robinson was drafted into the U.S. and was court-martialed for not moving to the back of an unsegregated Army bus. Lin went undrafted by the NBA. Robinson was badgered, belittled and racially insulted by the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers and that was just to see if he had the intestinal fortitude to handle the pressures of integrating the MLB. Lin didnt get an athletic scholarship offered to him by his dream college, Stanford, and pundits an economics degree from Harvard. Robinson received death threats in the mail and heard fans threaten his life as well as shirt the top seller on NBA.com, increased and spiked Madison Square Gardens public stock value 70 percent, putting it at a 52week high, according to the business section of the ABC news website. Robinsons presence caused people to denounce the Brooklyn Dodgers, boycott games and lose faith in the sport of baseball. Linsanity has the press box stuffed to the brim with American, Canadian, Chinese and Taiwanese media and has set season highs in attendance with the feeling of new life for the New York Knicks. Im not downplaying the efforts and accomplishments of what could be the missing link to the Knicks playoff run, but I think Linsanity is more along the lines of Tebowmania. A kid that no one believed in has become the beacon of hope for his underperforming team. This 23-year-old has a lot of learning and a lot of basketball in his future, so lets concentrate on the present and future before we put him in the pages of our history books. Now is the perfect time to celebrate the steps our society continually takes toward racial equality. But, lets not overstate anything. I, too, have been declared legally Linsane, but Im not crazy enough to think Jeremy Lin is our generations Jackie Robinson.By Army Sgt. Landis Andrews Linsert more Lin puns here. So the far the Linternet has rounded up a (well-Lintentioned) Lintany of Linsane, Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons Mind Body & Spirit by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erin Phillips NEGB | MIND, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 17 Before I arrived in Guantanamo Bay, there were stories. What to expect was unknown, and what was here was never expected. There were warnings about Guantanamo Bay activist groups, the immense stress caused by working around the detention camps, and as this may cause. Still I was not prepared for the stress and frustration I would encounter and unfortunately the ways to overcome it can be all too easily overlooked. Deployments can cause much stress that seems to creep up and pounce when least expected. A detention operations deployment creates and increases stress unique to its with. However if we can control how we described in Psalm 37:8, Do not fret it only causes harm. Many of the Navy guards such as myself to the military, and have limited experience in detention operations. In the beginning, the long days began to blend together. I quickly found myself beginning to slip into a shell of myself, never smiling, focusing on the satisfaction in my life. Every day life became exponentially more complicated, increased by the debates that surround Guantanamo Bay and the detainees housed here. Any small complaint regarding the work of a guard has the potential to become a large issue, therefore we must use extra precaution when dealing with anyone who may spread rumors about what our job entails. Sometimes it feels as if the work fails to yield visible results. Negative events, regardless of their size, compound and magnify to the point of affecting our abilities to deal with stress. Before you know it, the situation becomes overwhelming and a feeling of hopelessness reigns. Although we will come out on top, while dealing with so much stress and discontent it is easy to become frustrated and angered when faced with deployment and then added outside contributors. Hearing fellow citizens back in the States denigrate our hard work In many instances, it was not a choice to work here. Frustration continues to build when forced to deal with normal stress that comes with the military and being deployed, working detention operations, and added to this, the backlash of misinformed people who contribute to the outside negative views. But then I remember Romans 5:5, and that that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. I believe that there is a greater purpose, and our work here has reason. I believe that this experience will not only affect the good of the United States of America and the ones we love, but also help us personally. It will help us grow and learn as people and shape us into the best human beings we can be. I am able to grow and learn from the words of John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. The consequences of the work here may not be directly seen, but there is a reason for everything and God has a greater purpose. If this job were not being done and being done well, imagine what could be done; what terrible acts could be committed. It may not be what we see, but what we dont see. People say a place is what you make it. I say the opposite. Guantanamo Bay has grow as a person and overcome challenges. My religion has helped me become a stronger person and has helped me survive through the time spent in the camp as a guard. I was able to reach out and break beyond the walls of despair and see the good. Although there are many forces that are working against us, we are the good in Guantanamo Bay. Sleep soundly knowing that our country and families are safe because of our dedication and continuing hard work. We make a difference every day and nothing can change that or take that away from us. Regardless of your faith group, I Corinthians 16:13 speaks beyond religious boundaries: watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong for your country, for your family, and for yourself. of a guard Roses are red, Water is blue, Im just bananas for you!


MOVIE REVIEW | THE WIRE | PAGE 18 Like last weeks Hugo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close tells the story of an adolescent who loses his father to a horrible tragedy and then seeks a special message from him to cope with the Oscar on Sunday, Feb. 26. The protagonist of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is Oskar (Thomas Horn), a high functioning child who lacks social graces. At one point, Oskar mentions that its possible he may even have Aspergers syndrome. This makes sense, given his erratic behavior and intellectual amplitude. Oskars father Tom (Tom Hanks, Larry Crowne) knew Oskar engaging Oskar in activities that stirred his mind and kept him thinking. Their relationship was very idealistic and portrayed as a little corny: if only everyone had a father like Thomas Schell, the world would be a better place. Unfortunately, the world isnt a better place. We learn that Tom Schell was one of more than 3,000 victims who perished at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. His body was never recovered. At his young son. mother Linda (Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side) is beyond grief over losing her husband and dealing with the self-imposed social isolation of Oskar. She worries about Oskar deeply. Oskar tells her he wishes she was the one to die on 9/11 instead of his father. He engages in self injury, pinching himself all over his body to deal with his calamity. One year later Oskar is able to set foot in his fathers bedroom Thats when Oskar discovers the mysterious key in an envelope labeled Black. What is this key? What does it mean? Why was it in his fathers possession? message from his late father, Oskar is on a quest to discover what known simply as The Renter (Max von Sydow, Shutter Island). Hes an elderly gentleman who lives with Oskars grandmother (Zoe Caldwell) in secret. He hasnt spoken a word since experiencing the much with the world around him, similar to Oskar. Hes seen his fair Its nice to see the friendship develop between the two. The Renter helps bring the fearful Oskar out of his shell. Its a unique dynamic the two share as they bond. As their time together continues, fathers life and who The Renter really is. The subject matter is the most serious of its kind: dealing with the emotional toll on those who are the survivors of the victims of Sept. make sense of loss. The key, the elderly mute fellow and a tambourine are bizarre elements in a story of a young boy dealing with, adapting and ultimately coming to the terms of events in life beyond our control. Not that I would normally mind whimsy in movies about youth and discovery, but this is a story that uses Sept. 11 as a major Sept. 11 as a backdrop. Maybe shes right. Many might consider the horrible events of that fateful day too inappropriate to be used as a This feature is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. The critics of that book echoed many of the same Press titled his review Extremely Cloying & Incredibly False: Why the author of Everything Is Illuminated is a fraud and a hack, the list The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers. Movie ReviewPG-13 129 min. By Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson see REVIEW next page Review continued In contrast, The Spectator felt the book is a heartbreaker: tragic, funny and intensely moving. The book was adapted into the screenplay by Eric Roth, who also scripted Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Like Extremely Loud, those are unique circumstances. One can assume this kind of movie might be Roths screenwriting calling. Behind the camera directing is Stephen Daldry, who brought us the acclaimed postHolocaust drama The Reader. Daldry has a penchant for real life events being the catalysts for the develop over time. You would think with these two talents as the driving forces behind Extremely Loud you would have a thoughtful and intriguing picture. What do you get from Extremely Loud when its over? Theres no Sydow even received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role. Thats saying something about a character who says nothing. The pacing is reasonable and the conclusion is what it is. You have a decent picture, but not much else. Perhaps the whimsy doesnt mix well with the most horrible national tragedy from the last decade. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a likeable and watchable doesnt resonate with you afterwards. You are left asking yourself, what was this about and why? After some thought, I suspect its about coping with dramatic change and growing beyond comfort zones. But shouldnt of Sept. 11 be something more? One would think. | BULLETIN BOARD THE WIRE | PAGE 19 GTMO Religious Services JTF Trooper ChapelDaily Catholic Mass Tues.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Sunday 9 a.m. General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship Feb. 22 Main Chapel 12 p.m. Ecumenical worship 7 p.m. Protestant worship with Communion Each service will include imposition of ashes. For other services, Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m. For more information, contact the JTF Chaplains NAVSTA Main ChapelDowntown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 18 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or see https://intranet/movies.html for more information. 17 19 20 21 23 22 Journey 2: Inner Core (NEW) (PG) 7 p.m. W ar Horse (PG-13) 9 p.m. W e Bought a Zoo (PG) 7 p.m. Safe House (NEW) (R) 9 p.m. Hugo (PG) 8 p.m. Safe House (NEW) (R) 10 p.m. Journey 2: Inner Core (NEW) (PG) 8 p.m. W ar Horse (PG-13) 10 p.m. Alvin and the Chipmunks (G) 7 p.m. Mission: Impossible (PG-13) 9 p.m. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) 8 p.m. New Years Eve (last showing) (PG-13) 7 p.m. The Sitter (last showing) (R) 8 p.m. The Sitter (last showing) (R) 7 p.m. New Years Eve (last showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) 7 p.m. Adventures of Tintin (PG) 7 p.m. W e Bought a Zoo (PG) 8 p.m. Mission: Impossible (PG-13) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley


going... going... gone!photos of the 525th Military Police Battalions Pig Bowl Feb. 11 by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson