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Friday, February 24, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 16 Can you see me now? JTF to roll out NWU Type III Also: Tax time is upon us Whats with all the cacti? UFC fighters grapple at Denich Delicious proteins


| NEWS FROM THE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 The Marine Corps Security Force Company proudly presents a free outdoor concert featuring the Bart Walker Band at the MCSFCO Parade Deck tomorrow. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:15 p.m. The show is free to all hands. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, food and drink (no glass, please). Parking is limited, so please share rides. If you cant make it on Saturday, the band will also play Feb. 26 at OKellys Irish Pub at 5 p.m. For more information, call 2114. relocated to building H-11, behind the hospital barracks complex. The Lateral Hazard golf course shop at the Yatera Seca Golf course will provide free driving range balls Feb. 27. For more information, call 2345. Get a group of friends together and relive some of your favorite childhood playground moments with the kickball league. Teams can be coed and participants must be 16 years 10 players at a time. The number of players on the roster is up to you. Registration ends March 7 at 7 p.m. A coaches meeting will be held on March 14 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 2113. INDEXThe Wire February 24, 2012 Cha-ching... its tax time Women gain combat jobs The Cactus Curtain Blizzard volleyball UFC at GTMO JTF to roll out new NWU NASCAR preview Movie review: Safe House Bart Walker Band to play Marine Hill5 7 8 9 10 12 16 18 Free range ballsAre 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. The MWR Community Library is closed for renovations. The childrens section will be available at the elementary school, room B9 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Story time will also be held in room B9 on Fridays at 10 a.m. Wi-Fi access, public computers, the scanner, fax and copier will be available at the Teen Center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday. 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. Bring your pool skills to Marine Hill, Camp America and Deer Point Liberty Centers on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. to compete with the best pool players Gitmo has to offer. Prizes will be given to winners at every Liberty Center. For more information, call 2010. Command Fitness Leader cert course NLSO tax assistance Library renovation Pool tournamentSpecialty care providers will be available for appointments at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo in the upcoming months: GI March Audiology April Dermatology April Podiatry April Urology April For a referral, schedule an appointment with Primary Care Clinic at 72110. Service members, veterans, and military spouses will have the opportunity to meet and interact with recruiters and hiring managers from dozens of military employers from the convenience of their home. You must register to reserve your space at www.veter anscareerfair.com. The career fair will be at Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 at 6:30 a.m. Bait will be provided, This event is open to unaccompanied military members. For more information, call 2010. Due to customer demand, the Wood Shop now has extended Sunday hours. Sunday: 12 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday: 2 p.m. 9 p.m. The Windjammer Ballroom doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 7:30 a.m. prior to testing. No entry will be allowed after they close. Re member ID cards and be sure to wear proper name tapes. The test dates are as follows: E6 candidates: Mar. 1 E5 candidates: Mar. 8 E4 candidates: Mar. 15 For more information, call 9541. Virtual career fair Specialty care providers at USNH Advancement Test Kickball league COMMA N D COR N ER | 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 Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kyle Steckler Army Sgt. Landis AndrewsContact 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.Joint Task Force Guantanamo is made up of an ever-changing community. Troopers continuously rotate in and out on different types of tours and lengths of deployments. We are from every branch of military service, and come from the reserve and active components. With every incoming and outgoing unit or individual augmentee, one thing remains the same: Troopers commitment to the Joint Task Force mission. The JTF can only improve as we continue to train, communicate new ideas, take pride in our knowledge and experience, and work together to leave our places better than we found them. individual initiative to do the right thing, even when nobody is looking. Integrity is key to gaining the trust of your leadership and subordinates. Do the right thing for the right reason doing a favor for someone should not be conditional. Helping one another only helps the JTF as a whole grow and improve. The second step is the desire to improve what you do on a daily basis. Whether your tour is six months, nine months, or a full year, you have the ability to make your job better. Just having a positive attitude will help. The longer people are here, the more they mature into their job, and the better they become at it. Recognize your own and other peoples leadership styles. Regardless of your level, everyone has the responsibility to point out things which are going wrong or have the potential to become bigger problems. Address issues as they come up and make on-the-spot corrections. Dont wait until Having arrived here in August as JTF Guantanamos J3 Operations challenging to say the least. Now that I have the perspective of nearly six months on the ground, I have the utmost respect and appreciation for all brothers and sisters in arms supporting the JTF. The Trooper population is incredibly diverse, dedicated, and mission-focused. Each Trooper seeks to earn the trust of their leadership and battle buddies. The recent Command Climate everyone here, from the Red Roof leaders to the gate guards, is doing a good job. Everyone visibly cares about their job and takes pride in their work. Next weeks series of All-Hands Calls will discuss the JTF mission, equipment, resources and our biggest asset: the care and concerns of our Troopers. All-Hands Calls are a regular occurrence and may be particularly familiar to the Navy, however, Bottom line: the JTF Guantanamo leadership is committed to the mission and continuing to improve all aspects of life for all those deployed and stationed here. Continue to communicate at all levels the importance of the mission and those who make it happen every day: you!I have the utmost respect and appreciation for all brothers and sisters in arms supporting the JTF. The recent Command Climate that everyone here, from the Red Roof leaders to the gate guards, is doing a good job. C S. M. K EA C S M, JTF G Cover: U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Seabees have already transitioned to wearing the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III. On April 16, the Joint Task Forces Navy population will follow photo by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho ParkC


Who has the Need to Know? Have you ever had someone ask you questions that you thought were unusual or were a bit too personal? Questions from strangers about our job, family or private life can make us feel uncomfortable. So how do we know what to say? How much information do we give about ourselves? Use the Need to Know principle. Ask yourself why this person might be looking for information, and then ask yourself do they have the need to know? Some people do need to know things about us. For example our work supervisors, doctors, even security personnel might need to know things as a part of doing their jobs. But does the person next to you in line need to know how you do your job? Does the guy at the laundromat? How about the next door neighbor? Think before you speak. Dont just give out information because someone asks for it. Use Need to Know as your guide. Use OPSEC!PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! TROOPER TO TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4Trooper to Trooper S. C B GA Ir G the IGs are here to help!I am sure many of you have heard of the Inspector General (IG) and may have asked the question: what is the job of an IG? IGs have four general func tions: inspections, assistance, investigations, and teaching and training. The role of the Inspector General in the Joint Task Force Guantanamo mission is to provide support in maintaining the highest level of integrity and quality service for all JTF per sonnel. We provide candid, objective, and uninhibited internal analysis and advice. We emphadiscipline and readiness while exercising fairness, impartiality, and timeliness in accomplishing the mission. The motto of the Inspector General Corps is Droit et Avant, which is Latin for be right, and then move forward. IGs are conto commanders. IGs examine the facts before taking further actions. tribute of a successful IG. Our sworn duty is to serve as fairly, impartially, and objectively. IGs provide assistance and a system for resolving problems for Troopers, civilians and family members. We provide the ability for Troopers to seek help on matters affecting their health, welfare, and personal readiness. Anyone may submit a complaint, or request for information or assistance to the IG. The IGs role as the Commanders representative is to resolve these issues within the limits of the IG sys tem. But before coming to the IG, ensure that your chain of command has had a chance to resolve the problem. Our mission is to provide accurate and responsive service to resolve questions and issues, maximum extent possible. All communication with the IG is protected by law, and talking to an IG about an issue cannot be grounds for any unfavorable ac tion. Everyone must respect and protect a Troopers right to bring issues or allegations to the IG, whether or not you agree with its validity. However, understand that research takes time. Inspectors General should not be viewed as the enemy. IGs are here to help commanders as well as the Troopers. IGs should be viewed as an asset. We have knowledge in many areas useful to Commanders and Troopers. without fear of reprisal is the right of any Trooper! Less than two months. Just over seven weeks. Fifty-three days to go. No matter how you remind yourself, the April 17 deadline to read that correctly; April One Seven, but having two extra days doesnt mean you have additional time to procrastinate. To successfully complete the mission of Preparation is plays an important role in making the process faster and lessens the potential for errors. There is some basic information you will and dates of birth for you, your spouse and dependents. Now gather up receipts or records for real estate taxes, education, child care and adoption costs. Gather up your medical and dental expenses, charitable donations or alimony information, if any of those situations apply to you. You should have received in the mail or retrieved online the various forms you need at the following site: Married service members will need their spouses W-2s if they worked in 2011. Then there is the family of 1099 forms. The number 1099 is followed by letters to indicate where the money is coming from; for example, 1099-INT records bank account interest and 1099-MISC shows any miscel laneous income. You might have a Form 1098-E for student loan interest or Form 1098 for home mortgage interest that you will need to account for. Remember a deployment or permanent change of station to Joint Task Force Guantanamo does not entitle you to Combat Zone Exclusion, so all your pay is taxable, to include hazardous duty and imminent danger pay. There is a chart of items included in gross income along with a chart of exclu sions in the 30 pages of the Armed Services Tax Guide, which is available at the Internal Revenue Services website: turn, you should be aware of a few impor tant tax changes that took effect last year. First, the standard deduction increased for some taxpayers who do not itemize de ductions on IRS Schedule A (Form 1040); status. Also, the amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased to $3,700 for 2011. Last year, the rates for mileage were different for Jan. 1 through June 30 than for July 1 through Dec. 31. Medical and moving mileage are both 19 cents per mile for the early half of the year and 23 cents in the latter half. For business use of your car, you | COMMA N D IN FORMATIO N THE WIRE | PAGE 5 It is tax season again! As more people file their taxes online, tax scams are on the rise. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The IRS has issued several consumer warnings about the fraudulent use of the IRS name or logo by scammers trying to gain access to consumers financial information in order to steal their identity and assets. Scammers will use regular mail, telephone, fax or email to set up their victims. It is very rare for the IRS to initiate taxpayer communications through email. If you get an email from the IRS concerning refunds or balance due, it is probably a scam. For more information on current tax scams or instructions on how to report a scam please visit www.irs.gov. re: information assuranceBy Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven MONEY MATTERS see TAXES page 7Money really does matter, especially to the IRS in April: this is part one of a three-part series on Task Force Guantanamo. Super Troopers Congratulations to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Troopers who recently received commanders coins! MA2 Blume MA2 Brooks YN2 Brown EM2 Davis MA1 Harris MA2 Harvey AWO1 Hill NC1 Hodge YN2 Holt AZ2 Joseph OS2 McReynolds PR2 Navarro HT3 Ruiz MA1 Santana YN2 Toledo


WASHINGTON Military women, particularly Soldiers, will see more than 14,000 new job or assignment opportunities because of policy changes the Defense Department announced Thursday. The changes are included in a report the department submit ted to Congress Thursday, based Leadership Diversity Commission reported in March. Thursdays report included a vision statement: The De partment of Defense is commit ted to removing all barriers that would prevent service members from rising to the highest level of responsibility that their talents and capabilities warrant. A Pentagon news release accompanying the announcement quotes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta as saying women have proven themselves in and out of battle. Women are contribut ing in unprecedented ways to the militarys mission, he said. Through their courage, sacriwomen have proven their ability to serve in an expanding number of roles on and off the battle We will continue to open as many positions as possible to to serve can have the opportu nity to do so, the secretary said. The biggest barrier DOD is lifting is a 1994 policy prohibiting women from jobs such as tank operator that take place near combat units. With that bar removed, more than 13,000 Army jobs will be available to women The second change is an exception to policy that will allow the Army, Navy and Marines to open select positions at the battalion level in jobs women already occupy. The current policy, also set in 1994, bars women in jobs such as intelligence, communications and logistics from assignment at units smaller than a brigade. Nearly 1,200 assignments will open to women Soldiers, Sailors and Marines under the exceptions. As the law requires, the De fense Department will not implement the new policies until Congress has been in continuous session for 30 days, which should happen later this spring. The report notes the policy ready common in the past de cades wars, where attacks can occur without warning and battle lines can shift to for merly rear echelon areas. The dynamics of the modmeaning there are no clearly de area where combat support operations are performed within a low-risk environment, the documents authors wrote. Pentagon statistics show 144 military women have been killed and 865 wounded in combat and noncombat incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some 20,000 of the 205,000 service members cur rently serving in Afghanistan are women, and they make up about 280,000 of the more than 2.3 million troops who have served in operations over the past de cade. The 1.4 million-member ac tive-duty force now serving includes about 205,000 women. The report notes the changes will expand career opportunities for women, provide a greater pool of troops from which combatant commanders may draw, reduce the operational tempo for male counterparts by increasing the number of service members available to support direct combat forces, improve consistency in assignment policy, support mission requirements. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters the policy changes follow an extensive review that involved input from all the services. We believe it is very impor tant to explore ways to offer more opportunities to women in the military, he said. Little said the department will continue to look for ways to increase opportunities for military women. He acknowledged most of the positions involve the Army, as the nations primary ground force. Most positions in the Air Force are already open to women, Little said. The vast major ity of positions in the Navy are already open to women, so most of these positions do involve the United States Army. The report states that 99-per cent of all Air Force positions, for the Army, 68-percent for the Marines, and 88-percent for the Navy. The 1994 Direct Ground ments affecting womens military service: direct ground combat, berthing and privacy, collocation, long-range reconnaissance and special operations forces, and physically demanding tasks. Todays report addresses two of these with full or partial policy changes, and addresses the others are working to establish genderneutral job standards. This will mean a thorough analysis of job-related physical requirements expected of service members, the report reads in part. These standards will help determine which spe under the special operations and physical standards criteria are suitable for general assignment of both genders. The reports authors acknowledged there are practical barriers that require time to resolve to ensure the services maximize the safety and privacy of all service members while maintaining military readiness. The secretary directed the services to report their results, within six months after the policies take effect, on their implementation of the new assignment standards, and their progress developing gender-neutral physical standards. | NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 7 start at 51 cents and jump to 55 cents for the second half. For those who qualify for the alternative minimum tax (AMT), the exemption amount increased to $48,450 or $74,450 additional tax on distributions from health or medical savings medical expenses increased to 20 percent in 2011. If you converted or rolled over an amount from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA or designated Roth in 2010 and did not elect to report the taxable amount on your 2010 return, you generally must report half of it on your 2011 return and the rest on your 2012 return. mailing in your return the IRS for several areas, so check the Form 1040 instructions for the correct address. Check www.IRS.gov before legislation that may affect your tax return. Next week we will take an in-depth look at the resources available to Troopers at Joint Task Force Guantanamo to assist in tax preparation, to include the Navy Legal Services open to female service membersBy Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service TAXES cont. TROOPER FO C US | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 By Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Frederick Scott works as of the Dental Department at the Joint Troop Clinic. He serves as the lead administrator of the clinic, in addition to providing dental cleanings and performing duties as a dental technician. At his parent command, Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Scott works in logistics, duty here is much different than working in logistics. I take care of daily operations, said Scott. I schedule patients, ensure all the equipment works, and make sure the rest of the corpsmen stay gainfully employed. Scotts boss has a slightly different view of his role in the Dental Department. He fully manages a complex schedule of patient care said Cmdr. Bruce Green, Senior Medical Group. HM2 is an outstanding performer, making even complex procedures go smoothly with his expert assistance. The visiting dental specialist on the island had the opportunity to work with HM2 Scott, and commented that he was among the best dental techs that he has ever worked with, Green said. Scott said that he enjoys his job because he is taking care of Troopers. My favorite thing is the dental cleaning, said Scott. After the cleaning, people can leave here with a sense of satisfaction. Scotts excellent performance isnt limited only to his dental skills, according to Chief LCPO of the Joint Troop Clinic. HM2 Scott is an outstanding dental technician and Sailor, said Raymond. Through his managerial ability, dental appointment availability rose 50 percent, reducing routine access to care from 12 days to seven. Another notable accomplishment according to Raymond was Scotts work in support of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion. Scott utilized various resources and tools to increase the dental percent in just two months. One might think that someone so driven to excellence might be easily stressed, but not Scott. HM2 Scott is always smiling, said Raymond. His positive attitude is infectious. I have not known him to have anything but a positive attitude, said Green. Even when the going has gotten very tough, even when the hours have gotten long, and most especially when patients have been irate. I cant wait to see him with anchors someday! Raymond added, referring to Navy chief rank. Whats your favorite AFN commercial?The Be a Good Roommate commercial is a really good one. Its a good advertisement for a people living in close quarters. Spc. Paula Felder I like the Cant Ship This commercial. Its funny at the end when they start dancing. Yeoman 2nd Class Jason Prince The Military One Source commercial when the man is shaking his butt at the end! Its too funny the way hes dancing. Sgt. 1st Class Sharlene Downer BOOTS ON THE GROUND... delightful!I like the commercial with the talking sock. I think talking socks are funny. Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ashley Berlemeier


FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 This Week in Guantanamo Bay Historyphoto by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Shimer February was a busy month historically for the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Back in 1964, tensions between the communist government of Cuba, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, and the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay had grown to a bit of a climax. What later became known as the Cuban Water Crisis of 1964 had its roots in tit-for-tat events between the Cuban military and the naval station. In 1958, during the Cuban Revolution, vehicular was suspended. In June 1958, Fidels brother Raul captured 29 Sailors and Marines returning to base from liberty and held them prisoner for 22 days. The Naval Station suspended off-post liberty in early 1959 for military and civilian personnel. Castro overthrew the U.S.-backed Batista government in 1959 and declared himself a Marxist/Communist in July 1959. The U.S. cut off diplomatic ties with Cuba on Jan. 4, 1961. Around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1961, the Cuban government had its militia begin planting cactus for miles along the bases fence line, in part to stem the tide of Cubans who the American naval station side. Comparisons began to be made between the Cuban Cactus Curtain and the Soviet Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe. Harassment occurred regularly between the Cuban guards and the U.S. Marines on either side of the Cactus Curtain. On Feb. 6, 1964, Castro ordered the water supply to the base, which was part of an agreement between the U.S. and Cuba and delivered through a pipeline from the Yateras River, cut off. But what Castro didnt factor into his plans was the presat Guantanamo Bay. After Castro cut off the water and continued toying with the Americans by turning it back on for three days, Admiral Bulkeley ordered chief engineer Navy Capt. Nelson Simonson to cut a 12-foot section of the water supply pipe. With only 10 days supply available, water rationing began immediately and a temporary process was put in place to deliver water to the base by barge. The Navy also began to dismantle an experimental water desalinization plant in Point Loma, California for shipment to Guanter the Cuban Water Crisis had begun, Burns and Roe had the reassembled desalinization plant producing fresh water at Guantanamo Bay, initially with an output of 750,000 gallons of fresh water per day. Within a year, that capacity had been increased to 2.25 million gallons per day. February 1964 marked a monumental point in the history of Guantanamo Bay. By July of that year, under the leadership of Rear Admiral Bulkeley, and despite continuing harassment from Communist Cuba, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay at last the Cactus Curtain. THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEATUREBy Army Sgt. Landis Andrews You might not be able to tell by the mid-80s temperatures and humidity, but it is winter here. Guantanamo Jay saw his shadow, right? Well, that didnt stop Morale Welfare & Recreation from putting on a twoday, outdoor volleyball tournament for the community this Presidents Day weekend. The weather was the motivation behind the tongue-in-cheek title Blizzard Volleyball Tournament. Eight teams participated, but in the end, the experience of GTMO Assassins proved to be too much for the and we play in all the volleyball games, Joint Task Force Guantanamo civilian Sikarder Rai said. We know exactly what we need to do to be successful. The setter knows what kind of set I need and he knows when I want to spike it. Teammate Kareem Fazli said their chemistry comes from more than just time playing volleyball. Were friends, he said. We work together. We hang out together. That Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Harvey, contracting NCO for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, didnt have such deep roots with his team but that didnt hinder his performance. He entered into the player pool to be assigned a team and ended up playing for team GTMO Pinoy, which made it to the championship game. I thought it was really awesome to be able to pull together with a team of people that I had never played with before, Harvey said. Since Harvey is deployed as an Air Force individual augmentee, he also enjoys the social aspect of sports. I was really in it to meet more people and that was accomplished. I played hard with the intention of winning who doesnt when playing sports? but, the intent of meeting people worked out. I was invited to play for their team again during the indoor league coming up next month and met some of the people on the opposing teams. When things were all said and done, everyone had a good time no matter what side of the trophy they were on. It was really good to see the teams getting along while being competitive, Harvey said. The champions agreed. The tournament was great and everyone played hard. It was great to face some good competition, Fazli said. But that was not his favorite part. The inner child came out during the games. I had fun getting out in the sun and playing in the sand, he said. I loved that. Be sure to join the fun by signing up for the indoor volleyball league in March. Registration opens soon. Volleyball tournament boosts Below: Staff Sgt. Thomas Harvey of team GTMO Pinoy looked on as civilian Sikarder Rai of team GTMO Assassins attempted to drive a spike during the Blizzard Beach Volleyball Tournament over Presidents Day weekend. The champions, GTMO Assassins, defeated GTMO Pinoy for the championship and Rai attributes the


THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEATUREFEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 Bodies hit the mat when Ultimate Immortal Brown and the Dean of Mean Keith Jardine came to Guantanamo Bay. and 19 and met with Troopers throughout the base. They started their tour with a meet and greet at the Joint Task Forces Kittery Cafe. At the Cafe, Hospitalman Andre Hall have them sign his gloves. If Im ever having a bad day, Ill see the Dean of Means signature on my glove and itll motivate me to work harder, said Hall. Brown and Jardine then moved to OKellys Irish Pub for another chance to mingle with the troops. On Sunday morning, Marines. Jardine explained that the Marines taught clearing and other infantry skills. The appreciation is really for what they do beyond that, said Jardine. They told me that their jobs never get old, so the appreciation really comes from the down time they have dealing with the boredom and other stresses. I wouldnt understand how to be overseas and feeling trapped inside some place and not being able to get out. The highlight of the trip for Troopers was the hands-on demonstration at Denich Gym Sunday evening. Among those who came out to see The Immortal and be schooled by the Dean was Maritime Safety and Security Team Lt. Jg. Jorge Teller. Teller, a long time UFC fan and mixed martial artist, was looking forward to meeting and possibly sparring with the two professionals. Ive been practicing MMA for 24 years, said Teller. My father taught me when I was four years old. He used to be in the military in Nicaragua, so growing up he taught my Before joining the military, Teller had a quit, said Teller. Teller came out to learn a few new tricks from the two experienced professionals. I havent fought with someone that good in years, said Teller. Its awesome when you get a challenge. You learn something new every time and every mistake you make is an opportunity to try again. share their knowledge with the troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay. MMA has come a long way and some of things we do in MMA could work in combat situations, said Jardine. With wrestlers doing a lot of take downs, its all about learning how to get back on your feet Matt Brown and Keith Jardine may not have known what they were getting into coming down to Guantanamo Bay, but able to show their support to the Troopers stationed on island. It brings as much joy to me as it does for them, said Brown. Its a great experience for me and Ive had an absolute blast. This rest of my life. Matt The Immortal Brown and The Dean of Mean Keith Jardine demonstrated basic wrestling moves to Troops at Denich Gym Feb. 19. photo by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa The Dean of Mean Keith Jardine wrestled with Lt. Jg. Jorge Teller at Denich Gym Feb. 19. photo by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Above: Matt The Immortal Brown and The Dean of Mean Keith Jardine signed autographs at the Kittery Cafe for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers Feb. 18. photos Army Sgt. Saul Rosa


THE WIRE | PAGE 12 FEATURE | high speed training The Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego made a splash into Marine Hill Pool Feb. 16 for Water for personnel who use the Tactical Flotation Systems while underway in the waters around Guantanamo Bay. Besides the Ballistic Protection System. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEATURE The new Navy Working Uniform Type III changeover is right around the corner, and The Wire sought Navy ExpeditionLt. Cmdr. Mack Brunson to answer your questions. 1) Why is the Navy implementing the Why change from the DCUs we currently have? DCUs are no longer supported by the stock system. Replacements are no longer being manufactured. The Navy decided to transition all expeditionary and individual augmentee (IA) Sailors to the Type IIIs, and the DCUs. 2) When is the rollout date and when should Sailors at Joint Task Force Guantanamo be receiving their uniforms? The JTF Guantanamo transition date is April 16. The one exception will be the incoming NEGB Sailors, who will be wearing them prior to April 16 as they will not be issued DCUs. Each Sailor will be issued three sets, including the 8-point cover. The current boots are authorized for wearing with the Type IIIs. 3) Who in the JTF will be assigned to wear Type IIIs? All Navy IAs assigned to JTF Guantanamo will transition to the Type IIIs. 4) Will the NEX be able to support any uniform accessories like name tapes, or will we have to purchase them ourselves? Can alternations be made if the issued uniforms are too short, long, big, etc.? The NEX has an existing order for Type III materials. The name tapes will come with the uniform issue, in the Type III material. NEGB is working to get name tape material on island to produce the job title badges, and should have them ready for issue by the transition deadline. No one should have to get any of these uniforms tailored if they provided the appropriate sizes. The Type III sizes are the same as the Type I (blue digital) size chart. If a member provided the sizes of their DCUs, they may have to tailor their Type IIIs. If that is the case, it will be at the members expense. If they received something other than what they ordered, they need to contact Lt. Cmdr. nel Valdez and we will work to get them the correct sizes. 5) Do we have to dry clean these uniforms? The Type IIIs are wash-and-wear; no dry cleaning is required. 6) Is the cost for the new uniforms coming out of pocket? This is considered initial issue and no money will come out of the Sailors paycheck. 7) What do we do with our old DCUs? Can we just chuck them in the trash or will there be a collection? Can we make our pants into shorts? Just like at any other time, DO NOT simply throw old uniforms away. More guidance on exactly what to do with them will be provided before the transition date.photo and interview by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park your new uniform questions answered! NWU brand


Incident leads to new training for ISAF troops O N THE WING | AT YOUR SERVI C E THE WIRE | PAGE 15 KABUL, Afghanistan All International Se curity Assistance Force personnel will complete training in the proper handling of reliMarine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, ISAF commander, ordered that all coalition forc es in Afghanistan complete the training by March 3. Allen issued the order in response to an incident last night in which religious materiwere inadvertently taken to an incineration incident is under investigation. On behalf of the entire International Se curity Assistance Force, I extend my sincer est apologies to the people of Afghanistan, Allen said. To assist us in ensuring we have uncovered all the facts, Ive also asked our partners from the Afghan Ministry of Inte rior to assist us with this investigation. correct handling and storage. Along with our apology to the Afghans, is our certainty and assurance to them that these kinds of incidents, when they do occur, will be corrected in the fastest and most appropriate manner possible, Allen continued. Weve been shoulder to shoulder with the Afghans for a long time. Weve been dying alongside the Afghans for a long time be cause we believe in them, we believe in their country, and we want to have every opportunity to give them a bright future.Panetta, Allen apologizeDefense Secretary Leon Panetta joined Allen in apologizing to the Afghan people for the reported inappropriate treatment of religious materials, including copies of the [Allen] and I apologize to the Afghan people and disapprove of such conduct in the strongest possible terms, Panetta said. These actions do not represent the views of the United States military. We honor and respect the religious practices of the Afghan people, without exception. this does not ever happen again, Allen said. I assure you I promise you this was NOT intentional in any way, he said.By Armed Forces News Service FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. Born about the time the Tuskegee Airmen were earning their reputation over the skies of North Africa and Italy, Marcelite Harris would go on to break a number of racial and gender barriers during an illustrious Air Force career. Harris was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Houston and attended Spelman College in Atlanta, where she earned a bachelors degree in speech and drama in 1964. She then atAir Force Base, Texas, where she was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1965. During the early days of her career, Har ris held assignments as an administrative ofcourse at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., and maintenance supervisor with the 49th Tacti cal Fighter Squadron in Korat Royal Thai air base, Thailand. After stints back in California and Washington, D.C., Harris broke another Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. After commanding an avionics mainsquadron, both in Kansas, and a director of maintenance in Okinawa, Japan, Harris nance. But her biggest accomplishment lay ahead, African-American general, when she pinned the Oklahoma Center Air Logistics Center. Harris retired from the Air Force in early 1997, where she had been serving as the director of maintenance, deputy chief of staff for logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. At that time, she was the highest ranking female ing African-American female within the De partment of Defense. Harris continues to contribute to the Air Force even after her retirement. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her a member of the Board of Visitors for the United States Air Force Academy. As a board member, she inquiries into the morale, disci pline, curriculum and other matters deemed appropriate. The board submits reports to the secretary of defense and the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and Con gress via the secretary of the Air Force. As she continues to serve the Air Force she serves her community. She is a member of the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For her works, in 2010 she was nationally recognized by the Black Girls Rock Foundation with the Trailblazer Award. American general continues serviceBrig. Gen. Marcelite Harris paved the way for female and African-American service members, becoming U.S. Air Force photo MISSION FIRSTBy American Forces Press Service AT YOUR SERVI C E | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN T HE FIGHT NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The test pilot responsible for leading the planning effort for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters initial sea trials in October received accolades for his leadership during a ceremony Feb. 16. The John H. Glenn squadron of the Ma rine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) selected Marine Corps Maj. Richard Rusnok as test pilot of the year for his role in the successful embarkation and deployment of more than 250 people and 140,000 pounds of supplies and equipment with two F-35B test aircraft on USS Wasp (LHD 1). Major Rusnok was the focal point for an extremely complex event, and the amount of coordination, thought and planning he put into it was enormous, said Navy Capt. Erik Etz, military director of test and evaluation for F-35 naval variants. Initial sea trials were a resounding success, and his award is well deserved. Its every naval test pilots dream to be involved with initial ship trials, Pittston, Pa., native Rusnok said. Its such a rare occur rence a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to take a new aircraft to sea. Rusnok, an operational test liaison, spent almost a year planning the trials. It was an incredible opportunity for me to see the plan evolve over time, Rusnok said. It sounds trite, but nothing I did was noteworthy. I had a lot of support and the virtually unlimited resources of a talented team. Rusnok was also one of four test pilots hand-selected to demonstrate the Marines takeoffs and vertical landings on the Wasp. It was really satisfying to see the payoff of all the hard work we did, like the Field Carrier Landing Practices with the Wasp crew, Rusnok said. Flying at sea felt like coming home again. I was surprised and happy to be se lected, Rusnok said. However, this award probably ruins some of my tactical street This year, Rusnok will transition to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., where opera tional testing on the F-35B will commence. Rusnok was among three Marines hon ored at the squadrons 7th Annual Acquisi tion Awards Banquet. As Test Pilot of the Year, he will be considered for the national Commandant of the Marine Corps Award for Acquisition Excellence, to be announced by the national MCAA organization in May. The F-35B is the Marine variant of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings for use on amphibious ships or expeditionary Air-Ground Task Force. Initial ship trials for the F-35B began Oct. 3 on USS Wasp (LHD 1). The F-35B is undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River prior to JSF Public Affairs Headquarters, Marine Corps MISSION FIRST DoD raises nearly $16 million for CFCWASHINGTON The Defense Depart ment raised nearly $16 million in contributions during the 2011 Combined Federal raising more than $15 million, Deputy De fense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said today. With almost $16 million raised, we have again surpassed this years fundraising amount, Carter said. This is DODs eighth in a row weve raised over $15 million -no small accomplishment. Carter spoke during the 2011 DOD CFC Awards for the National Capital Region to celebrate the departments impressive contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign. It also was the campaigns 50th anniversary. the devotion all of you have to public ser vice and I think of our contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign as an extension of that devotion that underscores just how committed each of you are to bettering our nation and our world. So its not surprising that we do so well in the Combined Federal Campaign in this department because its the kind of people who make it up, he added. Carter praised DOD employees for their substantial contributions during a period of The individual contributions you make have a huge collective impact even during and I know many of you face them. This commitment in our department continues to be truly remarkable, he said. From the earthquake and tsunami in Japan [to] the deadly outbreak of tornados in the American South and Midwest, he said, [to] the continued uncertainty and turmoil in the global economy, the past year reminds us of just how important it is to extend a helping hand to others. The deputy secretary referred to volunteer ism as a part of the fabric of our society. Our commitment to each other through charity and service is one of the things that keep this country great, Carter said. Every year those that contribute to the CFC astound us with their personal dedication to philanthropy. Carter said CFC contributions go to more than 4,000 charities and impact the lives of tens of thousands of people domestically and overseas. What you give extends access to medi cine and medical care to some of the most impoverished parts of the world, he said. with technological advances and agricultural education. Carter noted contributions also provide emergency relief to disaster-stricken areas and promote womens health, freedom and dignity. Thanks to you, once again, these orgaother record-setting year of generosity, he said.By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service


Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson | MI N D, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 17 Its likely that if youre reading this, you saw the title. If thats the case, and youre still reading, its probably safe to say that you at least have a passing interest in protein. Whatever your opinions might be, Im not here to change your mind one way or the other. I dont have the proper credentials to do so, even if I wanted to. This is MY truth about protein based on my own opinions and experiences. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) website says this about protein: Proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. These body proteins are constantly being broken down and replaced. The protein in the food we eat is digested into amino acids that are later used to replace these proteins in our body. So how does this apply to muscle growth? Simply put, protein is made up of amino acids; the building blocks of your muscles and body. Without these amino acids, your body would not have the fuel to build, repair or even maintain muscle tissue. Going a step further, protein is made up of several amount of protein will put your body in a positive nitrogen balance, also known as an anabolic state. Being in an anabolic state will allow you to build muscle, plain and simple. Knowing now how important protein can be to the growth and maintenance of muscle tissue, you might be interested in how much protein you need in a given day to achieve your goals. It goes without saying that due to our individual shapes and sizes, as well as the different ways each person metabolizes food and nutrients, a magic number doesnt exist. The number changes again depending on your goals. Madelyn Fernstrom, director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says as a general rule, between 10 to 15 percent of your total calories should come from protein. An easier divide it in half, and subtract 10. So, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should eat about 50 grams of protein [per day]. However, thats for a normal person. Like I said, the amount of protein your body consumes changes based on your individual goals. A person who lifts weights for example, would need more. Now, how much more depends on who you ask. Many protein powder companies assure you that you need at least one gram per pound of body weight. Some even say you need two grams per pound. Based on personal experience, however, I believe you dont need nearly that much. I believe you get all the protein you need from the protein rich foods served at the base eggs: all these foods have an abundance of protein in some form or another. I, personally, just eat as much of these foods as I can, and steer clear of expensive powders. I will say, though, that having a protein powder on hand as a meal replacement isnt a bad idea. For those days when you just cant get to a galley, a couple scoops of protein will do you a world of good. To summarize, protein is an essential part of our bodies, and certainly an important part of muscle growth. Everyone needs protein, but some people need more of it based on physical activity. Like Ive said, Im Ive learned in my experiences with exercise and supplements. What youve read has been entirely my own opinion. At the end of the day, all I can really do is urge you to seek answers. Dont put anything into your product. Research, and then research some more. You might as well start with the exercise experts here at Guantanamo Bay! Mind Body & Spirit by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kyle Steckler SPORTS | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 The Daytona 500 is part competition of driveways and part game of strategy deciding when to add fuel or change tires. Add in the driving skills of 42 men and one woman, who race within inches of each other at over 190 miles per hour and there could be only one outcome. But youll never know who will be in the winners circle. It has been a decade of different drivers waves. The last two years saw upsets of the NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing) driving elite when 20-year old Trevor Bayne came out of nowhere with the bright yellow rookie stripe on the back of his race car to win the Daytona 500. In 2010 Jamie McMurray, who is far from a NASCAR household name, was the race winner. When WWE wrestler John Cena waves of The Great American Race on Sunday, the grandstands at Daytona International 160,000 fans. Millions more worldwide will be watching the race including many Joint Task Force Troopers, as AFN Sports will carry the event live at 1 p.m. You would be hard pressed to predict who will earn this years trophy. Can Kyle Busch repeat his winning performance? Busch by inches, in an impressive show of skill, straightening the car out twice in shower of sparks to avoiding being towed off the track on a wrecker. If you think the fastest car and driver will be the victor then look to Carl Edwards, who earned the number one starting position at 194.738 miles per hour. His Roush Racing the start. This is the fastest qualifying speed since Jeff Gordon raced to the top starting spot in 1999 with a speed of 195.067 miles per hour. Last Dale Earnhardt Jr. was on the pole last year recording a speed of 186.089; this year he was third fastest. For the pair of NASCAR drivers who visited Guantanamo in December as part of a USO tour, Joey Logano is looking to the July race at Daytona. Meanwhile Brad Keselowski is working to add to the three the standings. But the real unknown is how the teams adjust to new NASCAR rules for 2012. The fans wanted to see a return to pack racing, where large groups of cars stay together until one sees an opportunity to pass. So the sanctioning body made a one-inch reduction in the size of the rear spoilers, which provides less down force on the rear ends, which makes the cars unstable. Even the slightest tap on the back bumper from a car following behind will cause the driver in front to lose control. The changes in the aerodynamics of the cars led to a trio of multiple car wrecks, with former 500 winners Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Michael Waltrip and Jimmie Johnson getting caught up in the carnage. A total of 23 cars were damaged or did not Jeff Gordon, the 2005 Daytona winner, was not hurt in a violent crash as his #24 Chevrolet came down the 31 degree banking on its roof. The car barrel rolled several times, throwing parts everywhere before stopping upside down. For the T-shirt wearing, car-numberdecal-plastered-on-their-vehicle fan, the Daytona 500 marks the start of the 36-race season, as these supporters shift into drive after being in park for three months. For the casual observer, this event might be the only time they watch stock car racing. The attraction could be the drama from driver rivalries, or the cars hurtling around the 2.5mile tri-oval, but this years event could offer something different: a demolition derby.By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven in wrecks. Drivers will have to adjust to this style of racing for Sundays Daytona 500. Motorsport.com photo


THE WIRE | PAGE 18 There are times where I feel really dumb at the movies. Does that make sense? I presentation, ready to become immersed in the picture. You clear your mind of conscious thought and let the transpirings of the screen happen. The audience around you appears to be having a good time. They laugh on cue and that is, except for you. This is the overall experience I had while watching the latest Denzel Washington (Unstoppable) and Ryan Reynolds (Green of visual brilliance, quick action cut-away shots and high tension. These are the usual ingredients of pot-boiler international intrigue movies. There is no reinventing the wheel for the genre, except of course for studios to put out a movie that is better than the last one to make it stick with folks long after it is attention to detail and have a visceral effect on its viewers. There are numerous variables to make this kind of movie work. Safe House opens with the pursuit of the international criminal Tobin Frost (Washington). Hes a former CIA agent with Their contents, if discovered, would cause irrevocable damage to global security, foreign and domestic. After he arrives at the American embassy in South Africa, he is relocated to a CIA safe house in Cape Town for interrogation. Running this safe house location is the lowlevel housekeeper Matt Weston (Reynolds). He is young, brash and idealistic. After his safe house is raided by the unrelenting mercenary Vargas (Dares Fares), who will stop at nothing to take Frost down, Weston takes Frost prisoner and they go into hiding. The chase is on. While Weston is retrieving Frost uses his cunning and ingenuity to escape. The CIA headquarters is abuzz with before it is too late. CIA Deputy Director Harlan Whitford (Sam Shepard, Stealth) is never again see the light of day. He asserts have many enemies. Safe House is a thunderously paced cat and mouse picture. The cinema photography is a unique from other action pictures. While the use of documentary style camera technique is nothing new, I enjoyed the infusion with the warm kelvinesque colors throughout the picture. The stark beauty of South Africa is presented strongly and boldly. and the acting talent pooled together is quite impressive, though most of it is underutilized. Why are the versatile Ruben Blades (Once Upon a time in Mexico) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) wasted here? Their characters are set up with the promise of seeing them more, then nothing. What did I miss here? than Swedish-sounding?). He allegedly drew from several decades worth of international intrigue thrillers as the inspiration for his own offering. Espinosa stated he wanted his picture to have relatable qualities for U.S. movie-goers, calling it a classic American tale. But is it really? As I watched Safe House, I felt like I had seen all of these elements before, but in better movies. Thats not to say these elements couldnt have worked here. They actually do, but to a very limited effect. The show stoppers on Safe House are coherence and cohesion. These are imperative to make any movie work as a whole. Coherence: Safe House is so quick in plot points. I had a hard time keeping up with of what was going on. Maybe, as I watched the movie, I might have been distracted by the night air, the slight headache I had or the loud Jamaican music in the distance during the third act. Then again, maybe not. As I mentioned at the opening of this review, I felt reactions of other moviegoers in attendance are any indication, there seem to have been some people who got it. I wish I were one of them. Cohesion: This is one of the most disjointed, all-over-the-map movies Ive seen in many a moon. I never knew how the scenes pieced together or why. Safe House might be a good time at the movies for the right demographic. It has some really great factors, though I felt it never came together. It felt scattered, disconnected and clichd. Based on that, in good faith I cannot alone, as many people I quizzed after the movie felt the same way I did. Whew! Its not just me. If you saw Safe House and enjoyed it, Im glad. For me, it was an incoherent editorial mess that begged to be more than the sum of its parts. Thats not the movie I wanted to see.By Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson SAFE HOUSE Movie ReviewR 117 min. 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On Feb. 18, dozens of runners and walkers took to the winding roads of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo in the challenge to conquer John Paul Jones Hill. The GTMO Healthy Heart Run started and ended at Denich Gym, with the turnaround point at the windmills. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn P. Westhoven