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Friday, March 9, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 18 State of the JTF Woods: Were doing well ALL the things All the taxes, all the improvements, all the Troopers of the Year, all the brackets


Start St. Patricks Day with the Lucky Clover Run through the Ridgeline. At 7 a.m., the run starts at Christmas Tree Hill, goes to the end of Ridgeline and back. Thats a total of 4.4 miles. Register at Denich Gym by March ceive a T-shirt. For more information, call 2113. into the Pot o Gold disc golf tournament by most green. There is a registration fee of $6 so make sure to be at the Marina early. dart tournament. Cricket is the game. GI March | NEWS FROM THE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Come to the Marine Hill Liberty Center ator joust, corn hole (beanbag toss), golf chux, sand volleyball, and basketball games. and beverages will be served. Monday this month. Prices vary based on the March 17. At the destination you will be able Discount recreation in March INDEXThe Wire March 9, 2012APFT superstars All the Boots on the Ground The last tax story, I promise All-Hands Call recap Super Rec Troopers of the Year NCO induction Movie review: Act of Valor 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 18 meet by Mar. 16 at Denich Gym. The events for men and women. For more information, call 2113. for the indoor volleyball league on March 16 The season starts March years and older. For more information, call 2113. the round robin singles and doubles tennis For more information, call 2113. Indoor volleyball league GTMO track meet Tennis league Lucky Clover Run Specialty care providers at USNH Ping pong tournament Darts tournament Pot o Gold disc golf Kayak trip Mountain bike trip Marine Hill Fun DayCOMMA 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 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.There are many books and articles that address how to manage stress. In fact, many of us in the military have affect the stress levels of those you work with. First I should admit that Joint Task as a stressful work environment. We are under constant scrutiny. We receive criticism for doing too much for the detainees, and at the same time we receive criticism for not doing enough. And of course stress is inherent in the very nature of our in an isolated area us working outside of our traditional skill sets. Id be dishonest if I tried telling you that your tour could not be more stressful. Its how we handle stress that really stress. Working through stressful times and conditions can make us stronger. Ask yourself, What are your three may not include an honest memory of the stress you faced, yet its likely that some actions that were greater than you would to understand this. And they should are smart ways and not-so-smart ways for However, I want to end this article by highlighting ways that amongst the team in Add some outsideinterest discussions during your breaks. Obviously, while youre working you should be focused on your breaks, talk with your involved. change the work environment. When things beyond your control. Communicate. If your co-workers know what you are doing, they may be other. We each have varying levels of that your actions or inactions do indeed Its how we handle stress that really matters. Working through stressful times and conditions can make us stronger. C. P RC S, JTF G Cover: Joint Task Force Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. David Woods recently addressed the entire JTF workforce in a series of All-Hands Calls. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn WesthovenC


ALCONMandatory annual training for JTF staff Subject: Annual alcohol and substance abuse training Date: March 13 Time: 1st session: 9 a.m. 2nd session: 1 p.m. Location: JTF Trooper Chapel Substance Abuse Train ing is an annual mandatory requirement in accordance HQ Staff. Training will consist of two sessions to acerations of the staff. It is recommended that Directors and Senior Enlisted Leaders schedule half their staff for the morning session and the remainder for the afternoon session. A sign-in roster will for this mandatory require ment. For more information, | COMMA N D IN FORMATIO N THE WIRE | PAGE 5 Email is an integral part of our daily communication. Treat any email from someone you dont recognize with caution. Dont open email attachments from people you dont know. Spammers often use personalsounding subject lines like Your money is waiting, Your loan was approved, or Heres the memo you requested. Never send credit card information or other personal details through email, and beware of emails claiming theyre from well-known companies asking for such information. No reputable company would solicit information from a customer unless youre the one initiating the transaction. Never click the Unsubscribe link in a spam email. All this does is indicate to the spammer that your email address is active, and will likely result in even more spam. re: information assurance Super Troopers Congratulations to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers who scored 270 or better on the Feb. 24 Army Physical Fitness Test! SSG Gonzalez CPT Rosa-Ramos MAJ Powers SSG Cheatham SPC Ladrillero CPT May CPT Barnes LTC Golden SFC Grant MAJ Raga CW2 Mathisen photo courtesy Sgt. 1st Class Michael Shimer Cyber criminals want your information!Dont give it to them! Make sure you safeguard your passwords. Dont use the same passwords or login names for multiple web sites. Dont use obvious passwords like names of pets or children. Do not use birthdays or social security numbers as passwords either. Make unique and strong passwords for all your online accounts. Dont make it easy for cyber criminals to access your accounts or personal information! Dont let thieves steal your information. Use OPSEC!PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! TROOPER TO TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4Trooper to Trooper S. r Cfrr J rNCOIC, Bnf S Crf T back to basics set for our young Warriors and that the young mind of a new hit the ground. It is our mission to instill the core of what take from the old and the new to than yesterday. are being created faster in the military, we tend to forget the There is nothing I would have do that I myself could not or for a young warrior to see that his or her leader can lead from early to obey direct orders, to be seniors. in all that you do! These are only a few of the many traits we try to instill in young Warriors and into a generation of Do as I say, not as I do. We should ask ourselves as leaders, What mes sage does that send to my young believe that their leaders lack often resemble their leaders and ing than for a leader to watch his or her Junior Warriors and to go above and beyond the call They will do whats right even when you as their leaders are not watching. cares about them. This does not mean you need to be their friend, drinking buddy or absent leader. instill what is right across the board. In doing so, subordinates them, and they will always take care of the mission. I believe it need to get back to the basics but it is us as Leaders who truly we as leaders of today, learned as juniors can only be seen through us. Our teachers trusted us to not cheat them! There is not a day that goes by that I dont try to learn something new from a time I get one assigned to me, or to the basics.


TROOPER FO C US | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 Time in service: 7 years Hobbies: Going to church, basketball, football, The boss says: Hes got a great attitude and Advice to junior Troopers: When you are off work enjoy your leisure time; dont take your work home with you.By Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant The Wire had a chat this week Leotis Dixon. Dixon works as & Restoration Team (JSMART) now located directly behind the If you go into the JSMART If all you want is a stress ball, Ill give you that, Dixon said. If you just want to talk for a few minutes or an hour or more, Ill listen. And if you are just looking for some advice, Ill give you that too Whatever it takes to make your day better, Im there. may run into him making the rounds of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. work environment and understand how that may affect their stress levels, I call myself the mobile morale morale wherever I go. Im doing what I can to make someones lives. Do what you can to be kind and courteous. Dixon lives these values, according to Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Jackson, the noncommissioned HM3 Dixon is one motivating juniors I have met in my 23 years of service, Dixon said. He goes out of his way to A short time ago Dixon had learned that Jackson had to move to another. He also found out and moving all by herself, so on his day off he found her and It is not because of his job said Jackson. It is who he is as honor as he serves his country. Dixons attitude and work ethic are also a source of encourageWhat is the most important thing you learned at the All-Hands Calls?It was a good way for us to sit down with the admiral. It was interesting to learn about the feedback about the command climate. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Thibodeau Regarding the command climate survey: I like that he emphasized that in order for change to occur, you need to participate. Senior Master Sgt. Dwight Brown The admiral really cares about safety of the base. World issues really affect every mission. Petty Officer 1st Class Keyara Thompson Detainees are not prisoners; they are being held until they are tried for alleged crimes and either convicted or released. Staff Sgt. Justin Miller see FOCUS next page | NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 7 The admiral cares about the Troopers and how they are affected by the mission. Staff Sgt. Lehi Jorgensen The most interesting thing I learned was why the detainees are here. Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Amsterdam I like how the admiral took the time to meet with us to talk about Guantanamo events. Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew GarrisonAll Hands, All Boots on the Groundaration, you will get a generous list of comon the Internal Revenue Service site under www.militaryonesource.mil. with a Military OneSource tax consultant. Reserve branches can take advantage of this activation status, to include members of the thority. If you are of the correct status, this member who is taking care of the affairs of a service member, and are in DEERS, can use bers should visit www.uscg.mil for tax assis tance information. close, and return as needed. The online version is very similar to the mortgage holder. need to have information on investment inments, student loan interest, charitable dona This online version will allow you to TurboTax software. The Military OneSource count, and then share the log-in information By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Save trees! Get a faster refund!Quick and free services for military membersMONEY MATTERSMoney really does matter, especially to the IRS in April: this is the conclusion of a three-part series Joint Task Force Guantanamo. JSMART. Hes a very hard working, dedicated many different roles here. He does every thing from intakes and running the front desk to outreach rounds. them medications. The things they learn Its good sometimes to know youve made a difference, Dixon said If some they are doing, its really encouraging. FOCUS cont. see TAXES page 8Be responsible for your actions and watch out for your wingman. Staff Sgt. Shawn Blair


THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEATURE I learned what the statistics were and how they affect all of us. Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Soristos When people asked questions at the end, he gave straightforward answers. Chief Petty Officer Robert Hicks All Hands, All Boots on the Ground Right: Joint Task Force Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. David Woods focused on current events and the results of the recent Command Climate Survey. The All-Hands Calls, which took place the same week as the Majid Khan commissions hearing, concluded with questions from Troopers varying from bus stops to the leave policy. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn WesthovenRemember: we arent invincible, so we have to act responsibly. Tech. Sgt. Avis Bennett (The admiral) helped us to understand why detainees get the activities they do. Staff Sgt. Garrett McMillian as a tool for leaders. The survey highlighted that the that not only would somebody notice if they were having a their chain of command would We are taking care of each JSMART (Joint Stress Mitigation and Restoration Team) staff to Woods discussed how behavior or habits can get in the way of advancement of military service, from continuing your career. Three things to do in your trouble, Woods said. We need to change our culture to reinforce these three things. Overall, the commander feels the quality of life is fairly well When you drive over the hill (to JTF) youre any other theater, he said. During the question and other questions, if not answered right away, will be announced soon in an allhands email. Woods asked for civilians to remain and follow the SOPs (standard Were doing well, Woods concluded. I am honored and Three things to do in your career: perform, prepare for promotion and dont get in trouble. Rear Adm. David Woods FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8 All-Hands Calls, continuedIts cool that he showed actual budget numbers for different things and how we helped to save money in those areas. Petty Officer 2nd Class Rochelle Andrews Im glad he talked about the questions in the Command Climate Survey that captured the communication concerns of the Troopers here. Spc. Anissha Diggs It was good to see that the admiral cares enough to explain a decision he makes to the Troopers so they understand why a decision was made. Sgt. 1st Class Antonio White I liked knowing that a 96 hour pass is available for those who might need it, even if they are only here for just 9 months. Petty Officer 1st Class Claudette Douglas Adm. David Woods, commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo talk about current events, the recent command climate survey, how to stay connected with loved ones, and how to remain successful in a mission where The All-Hands Calls started with the admirals words of gratitude to everyone who worked on the military commissions that week. Woods described conviction of high value detainee Majid Khan as monumental, of a victim from the Marriott Hotel bombing in Jakarta who her story. It reminds you that there are real victims out there, said Woods. He also made clear the distinctions between law of war detention and incarceration and how these statuses affect the 171 detainees here, and how removal end before detainees are tried or released. Guantanamo is unique in going through the military commission Mental engagement with television, books and classes along activity, encourages detainees to follow the rules and reduces incidents against the guard force. According to Woods, detainees determine where they reside detention. In addition to the larger issues in and around the JTF, Woods life. He believes social media connections that everyone needs. staying in contact with friends to the success of the Morale Call Program and increased cards. home is, mentioning that he used the Internet to stay connected with family while serving in Iraq. However, there is need to limit the use of certain web sites, because of the effect on bandwidth. Thanks for not Woods joked. Woods then shared the results of the recent command climate survey, in which more than one-third of the workforce three-inch binder marked For Commanders Eyes Only, he who knows what the climate is, how can we make it better? The results showed the Joint Task Force scored at or above services in all categories of the standard survey. said Woods, who sees the surveyBy Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven tion needed or sign the returns The software allows you turns, but if you want your reable to you. If you have your ahead and use it this year. Or never received one before, visit the IRS website to request one. Military OneSource offers a sultants are available every day Standard Time. TAXES cont. Command Climate Survey: JTF Guantanamo scored at or above average as compared with DoD in all categories.


THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 the next day. crises. Towers went on to serve through World Wars Command. aviator during World War II, Admiral Towers was a remarkable man who had rather humble beginnings here By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Shimer This Week in Guantanamo Bay HistoryThe Journey of the Curtiss Flying Boat | FEATURE Quality of life will soon imJoint Task Force Guantanamo Rec recreation yard will be acces sible to all detainees who reside in ing the amount of risk to move detainees to outdoor recreation, When detainees resided in the the Central Recreation yard. When the decision was made for the majority of the 171 remaining detainees to the climate-controlled 6, it was not initially built for communal living, and did not have a large recreation yard. all have 24-hour access to indoor facility will be available to all on a rotating schedule by block. Fenced walkways from the several electronic locking gates to selectively control the movement of detainees from eight different cell blocks, reducing escort guard fenced walkways will have full se curity lights. The existing guard force will receive three climate-controlled guard towers overlooking the new recreation yard and walkways. Detainees will have to follow the same rules for the new rec reation yard, but will have more activities like soccer, walking and running. move forward in accordance with mended for long-term detention cilities. which address humane treatment that detainees are encouraged to status are to be allowed to exercise two hours daily. A super improvementBy Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher The Super Rec yard at Camp 6, scheduled to open later this spring, encourages detainees to participate in physical activities. The guard force photos by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park


THE WIRE | PAGE 12 FEATURE | Congratulations to Sgt. Tracy Jackson, Military Police Military Police Top left: Sgt. Tracy Jackson was awarded Junior Trooper of the Year. Her accomplishments include performance excellence in her military occupational specialty, consistent 295+ scores on the Army Physical Fitness Test, several hundred hours of Army Correspondence Courses, and volunteer service to the Guantanamo Bay community. Top right: Sgt. 1st Class Brad Alexander was awarded Senior Trooper of the Year. His accomplishments include selection for platoon sergeant and numerous additional duties, mentorship of junior Soldiers, and volunteer service to the Guantanamo Bay community. SGT Heather Blackwell SGT Barbara Grgurich SGT Alex HallSGT Erica Gilbert SGT Sonji Brown SGT Mark Linder SGT Timothy Royal SGT Brian Spiller SGT Nathaniel Turskey SGT Brandan WalkerSGT Matthew Baker SGT Adam Corral SGT Patrick Coy SGT Vincent Delaney SGT Amber Minear SGT Henry Rockwood SGT Scott Shank SGT Davon Watkins SGT Sherry Watkins SGT Christina WareSGT Ricky Abitu Jr SGT Holly Hiza SGT Michael Martinez SGT Joseph NinoSGT Damon VongphachanhSGT Wesley Gunn SGT Bradley Wagner THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEATURE By Army Sgt. Saul Rosa The quality of the test as the military reduces its force. The Soldiers of ceremony held March 2. Army South Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Cervantes attended the ceremony and conscious that the taking right now as a to be taken lightly, said Cervantes. America, children have entrusted you to take care of their Soldiers. followed a longstanding Army tradition of inducting this ceremony. The tradition of the induction ceremony into being a leader in Junior been a highlight of his career so far. It a great feeling to go along with Army tradition, been a fan of knowing the different traditions like the inducted is a big thing, every word that Sgt. Maj. Cervantes said means a lot to me. The Army stresses the Ive heard before working job in the Army, Soldiers below you and youre directly involved with them. the way he leads young Soldiers. I want someone to in early and leaving late, doing PT when I dont want to and its all because of the Soldiers. With four Soldiers already started becoming an effective leader and I like being able to is the standard and Im going to teach them that and guide them in the right The 525th Military Police Battalion inducted its newest members of the Corps March 2. Army South Command Sgt. Maj Gabriel Cervantes (below) addressed the young NCOs on their accomplishments. photos by Army Sgt. Saul Rosa


night of devastating tornadoes in the Midwest and the South. individuals in southern Indiana who have suffered this tragic loss, Gardner said. The and assist in whatever manner they may need Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and others and destroying the town of Maryville, the state of Indiana, Gardner said. has focused its continued efforts in Taney Missouri. the city would need from us, said Army Col. Gregory Mason, Missouris assistant adjutant general. adjutant general. Our motto as the govtheres no skill set on the civilian side that able when we come in, because if there is Guard to bring in for that. out of Fort Leonard Wood is overseeing the We get the mission done, Danner said. When lives are at stake, the governor is inthen recovery -and then your after-action sion is successful every time. Thats what has worked for the Guard. know we are here to assist the local law enhave done a tremendous job in ensuring the curity of their valuables until theyre able to retrieve them, he added. are assisting local authorities with medical The Guard being here means safety, said Hodgenville, Ky., Mayor Terry L. Cruse, thing they have to worry about. bers were assisting with debris removal after ing. yesterday including a near-direct hit on a AT THE READ YBy Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill and Tech Sgt. John Orrell National Guard Bureau | AT YOUR SERVI C E THE WIRE | PAGE 15 National Guard responds to tornado destructionArmy 2nd Lt. Sean Jones (center) met with local authorities in LaRue County, Ky., March 1. Jones coordinated the Kentucky National Guard mission following the tornado which struck the community of Hodgenville on Feb 29. U.S. Army photo search Institute of Environmental Medicine, readiness, said Dr. Kristin Heaton, a neu screen. how well a subject can follow, and synchro smith, Sync Think CEO. Were measuring a window to the brain and can be a reliable indicator of brain health. tracking devices have been available for a suffer blast injuries. term diagnostic, because a diagnosis tends eye-movement behavior in those with injury relative to those who are healthy. mains to be seen. This is one tool out of many that were evaluating, Heaton said. The closer that we can get to where Soldiers are and where they may be working and injured, the more treatment after injury.ON THE GRO UNDFOR SC IE NC E! | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN THE FIGHT Precision rocket artillery changes on target, the site was destroyed, and there was no collateral damage. GPS-guided rockets from a fast, and acArtillery Rocket System, said 1st Lt. William Marine Regiment. The High Mobility Artil lery Rocket System enables the Marines to take out enemies within minutes and strike within feet of a target, every time. Marines. When the Marines receive a call the target. Through strict communication dinates of the target and launches rockets on command. When I launch that rocket, my heart a 24-year-old native of Chicago. As the chief of a launcher, I have to verify that this rocket is gonna hit the right target. My heart is always racing when its going downrange and I get the excitement, the through my mind. After the launch, the rocket often lands launch, giving him a sense of relief and satisfaction. its a great feeling knowing that if it wasnt my fellow Marines, added Alhemdi. The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System rockets are able to launch within Marines. When youre having bullets slung at Heath said the rockets allow artillery The High Mobility Artillery Rocket Sys three times, allowing smaller units to covwithout HIMARS, it was common to send several smaller batteries, to cover a large Worthington, the 3rd Platoon commander With HIMARS, a single battery is able to Its a big game changer, said Staff Sgt. James D. Sanders, the 3rd Platoon sergeant It can take out targets unthinkable by traditional artillery. One HIMARS rocket can destroy a tar added Sanders, a 26-year-old native of Wichita, Kan. It has allowed the artillery rines on the ground through thick and thin, were saving lives is a good feeling, said Alhmedi. Its what were meant to do. By Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer 1st Marine Division Eyes could provide windows to TBI researchBy Bob Reinert USAGNatick Public Affairs


Have you ever felt like life has dealt you a bad hand or that you were stuck in situation that seemed like weeds surrounded you at every quite what you thought it would be. tenth assignment and youve thought, just seems less than ideal. What about that co-worker who is so hard to get along with? There are so many things that surround us That quote is credited by some to come from Im reminded of a story that Joel Osteen shares in his book, Every Day a Friday. He recalls, I was walking through the woods full of large, tall weeds. For acres and acres, as far as I could see, there were these dead, so bright, so colorful, so refreshing. It had bloomed right there in the middle of acres thought, Really, thats what God wants us to and thrive in variety of circumstances and situations. In our lives, there are challenges live an abundant life and blossom when First, it is really about attitude. Even in the face. Convince yourself that my attitude will determine my altitude. Sometimes, in mentality. Its so easy to go negative, but of your life. career, etc.) for a reason and that man (or woman) are ordered by the mean that your assignment to Joint Task Force Guantanamo in not an accident. Third, there is a reason and a time for everything. Theres an exciting story in the Old Testament about how timing is indeed everything. Take time to read the story of Esther and how God worked things out as Finally, take time to enjoy where you are. and literally thank God for your colleagues, roommate(s), the rocky beaches, the one and only McDonalds, outdoor movie theaters, iguanas and banana rats. Guantanamo may Your assignment to Joint Task Force Guantanamo is not an accident. There is a reason and a time for everything! | MI N D, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 17 Bloom where you are planted Mind Body & Spirit by Chaplain Lt. Col. Alan Chouest JTF Deputy Command Chaplain Hey Sergeant, our sponsor just dropped off our Welcome to Gitmo Survival Kit! Hmm... patrol caps, reflective belts, oh, and the Gitmo Cologne we keep hearing about... ITS BUG SPRAY!! REDEPLOYED... TO GTMO BY CAPT. RICHARD DENMANIts that time of the year. What time is it, you ask? Its alliteration time! This weekend is Selection Sunday which unveils teams stories (thats alliterative enough). The Sweet Sixteen will give birth to bracket busters. Dreams are deferred in the Elite Eight. The the Final Four. And magic is made in the winners of these games take a backseat to consequences of the outcome. This time estimates this tournament generates at least $2.6 billion in illegal revenue. There are also friends and co-workers based on the success, or lack thereof, of alma maters. Lucky for me, Rutgers never makes the a shot of me decked out in St. Johns gear never done March Madness brackets. That the culture of brackets that turns me off to Dont be That Guy relishes March Madness the most? That Guy sucks. That Guy has strategy, formulas and the mascot of the team he chose to win it all. That Guy turns in two or three brackets because the margin of error on his formula is too large to comfort. That Guy turns in calculated bracket. That Guy doesnt watch the games because he doesnt understand why men in suits are always yelling at those all day long but when the game is brought Workplace relationships but you dont have to like them. However, thats far away during March. I dont want to talk to That Guy, whose desk is next to the I hate being wrong enough to make the right call. I know games dont always turn out how rankings and conventional wisdom suggests heck, thats the beauty of the tournament but I still feel like I should have been smart enough and lead an unheralded Davidson squad to manager sitting in a coaches chair, would take see that coming?I hate losing through everyones brackets on her way to of Connecticut to win because she hears doesnt and thats why its so annoying. Or worse, That Guy wins and you hear about it forever. For months hell talk about fall in the Sweet Sixteen. Something told him and how he wracked his brain to choose the you, I can feel it. Get a bracket from the gym and submit it by who went to or live near the schools. If I have which friend I like more. Im not going to if Im going to get beat by my bosss wife. STUDE N T OF THE GAME | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 [Mitigating March Madness] See what I did [there]?By Army Sgt. Landis Andrews [ST UDENT O F THE GAME] Freshman sensation, forward Anthony Davis looks to continue the dominance of the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats by leading them deep into the NCAA tournament. Getty photo


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Background: More than 250 participants in the W.T. Sampson Elementary School Northeast Matrch 2 at the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay/Cuban border. Below: Following the fun runs theme, Marine Corps Security Forces Company (MCSFCO) commander Maj. Winston Tierney kicked off the event dressed as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. photos by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Above: Geoff Liebman of Rhythm Extreme stomped into Downtown Lyceum March 3, of metal and plastic garbage cans. The troupe of eight percussionists and dancers used found objects and the stage to create the beat. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven