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Friday, March 16, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 19 A song of resilience JTF prayer breakfast revitalizes Troopers Read on... GTMO sports return to The Wire Pirates Cove opens near Camp America Seabee Ball energizes Naval Station, JTF


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 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.St. Paddys Day and the Luck of the Irish both have similarities and ties to Joint Task Force Guantanamo. How so? Read on and I will make the case: First, St. Patrick: Although most know he is the patron saint of Ireland, it is not widely known that he was not born in Ireland. He was born in the latter half of the 4th century in England or Scotland. (Ireland, England, Scotland all are islands. Cuba is an island coincidence? I think not). It is believed that his name was Maewyn Succat. Patricius was his Romanized name, which led to the familiar Patrick (note: this is fortuitous because St. Succat Day probably would not have been as widely embraced!) Patrick was the son of Calpurnius, a Roman-British military connection to St. Patrick!) He was growing up in south Wales when one day a band of pirates landed and kidnapped Patrick and several others. He was sold into slavery in Ireland where he remained for six years. He escaped on a ship (here is the Navy connection) bound for England then France where he spent about 12 years in a monastery gaining his religious education. It was then that he received his calling (his orders) to return to Ireland and spread the gospel. One legend often associated with St. Patrick is that he put the curse of God on venomous snakes in Ireland which allowed him to drive all the snakes into the sea where they drowned. (Cuban Boa Constrictors are not venomous. Again, more than just coincidence?) Next, the Luck of the Irish, interestingly, has multiple meanings or disputed origins. Most today consider the reference to the Luck of the Irish to mean good fortune. The good fortune legacy traces its roots back to the Gold Rush in the United States where a large number of Irish emigrants struck it rich. Often this connection is perpetuated by the Irish leprechaun pot of gold legend. Some believe that the term really was intended to have an ironic meaning of a history of Irish misfortune: everything from Ireland being the target of conquerors, and repression spanning several centuries, to the Irish Potato Famine, which caused one million deaths and the migration of a million more. Here at Guantanamo I believe you make your own luck and control your destiny. Your goals, drive, attitude and motivation are key ingredients in making your own luck. You have the ability to positively impact your future with your performance and actions. Very little misfortune or bad luck is preordained; most is shaped by our ill-advised or misguided actions. So I invite each of you to use St. Paddys Day to rededicate yourselves to improvement and make your luck for the future! We have all been sent to Guantanamo Bay to accomplish a visible mission which is very important to our military and our nation. We have the opportunity to positively impact that mission execution and those we work with every day. The goal should be to leave here at the end of our tour having moved this mission forward and having grown individually from this experience. Optimally, this growth will be both professionally and personally. Along those lines, it has been two and half months since you made those New Years resolutionsHow is your progress? If you didnt commit to a resolution, it is not too late. Start today and let St. Paddys Day mark the occasion of that turning point or re-focus! You can start by taking advantage of the many events planned, like the Lucky Clover Ridgeline Run or the Liberty St. Paddys Day Kayak Paddle to Hospital Cay. Have a great St. Paddys Day. Celebrate sanely, safely, and make your own luck! Honor Bound! I believe you make your own luck and control your destiny. R A. D WC, JTF G Cover: Joint Task Force Guantanamo command chaplain Capt. Bradley Thom led the JTF prayer breakfast March 9 with a song entitled Lord, Listen to your Children Praying. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jerome GrantC All base residents are invited to take part in the Birthday Triathlon on Apr. 7 at 6 a.m. hosted by Guantanamo Bays Chief Petty Ofin a three-person team or individual. Regisindividual. Signup will be at the NEX Atrium every Are you tired of your underwater pho tos being fuzzy? Do you want to show your friends and family exactly how beautiful Git mo waters are? Sign up for the Digital Un derwater Photography Course, which starts available at the Dive Shop. Go to Denich Gym and sign a team up for the indoor volleyball league by 7 p.m. tonight. The season starts March 26. There are separate leagues for men and women. The league is open to anyone 16 years and older. 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, NAVSTA personnel can schedule an appointment with Primary Care Due to ongoing hospital renovations, the to building H-11, behind the barracks. | NE W S FROM T HE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 Want to learn the history and lineage of the North East Gate and the United States Marines at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay? Meet at the Marine Hill Parade Deck at 11 a.m. on the third Friday of every month for the North East Gate Tour. Tuesday Night Trivia and Pasta Dinner at the Windjammer Cafe will be discontinued until further notice. Golf cart rentals will be half price every Monday this month. Prices vary based on the boat. There will be a track meet at Cooper Field at 4 p.m. on March 24. Today is the last day to register for the meet by today at Denich Gym. lay. This meet is open to anyone 16 years and older. There are no age categories and there are separate heats for men and women. Discount recreation in March INDEXThe Wire March 16, 2012Commanders coin recipients Pirates Cove opens, yarrr JTF prayer breakfast Basketball playoffs Seabee Ball, with cake MBS: Avast ye stretching! Movie review: The Lorax Updated Quick Reference CPO Birthday TriathlonShow your support for Red Cross Month by taking part in a Red Cross hike up the Ridgeline on Mar. 24. Meet at Christmas Tree event. There will be face painting and other activities. For more information, call Sharon CoTake a relaxing trip in a kayak from the Marina to Hospital Cay tomorrow morning to swim and jump off the pier. Sandwiches, chips and drinks will be provided. to reserve a spot. Spring is time for tennis. Sign up for round robin singles and doubles tennis leagues at season starts Apr. 2. The league is open to anyone 16 and older. This is a participation league and all active participants will receive a T-shirt. Conch season is now closed and will reprohibited at all times. To report violations, or for more infor Indoor volleyball league North East Gate tour Tennis league Red Cross Hike Specialty care providers at USNH Kayak trip Pastas on the barge Attention divers and snorkelers GTMO track meet Underwater photography course 5 8 10 12 13 16 18 19


What is PII?PII is an acronym that means personally identifiable information. PII consists of information that is unique to us. Things like your name, social security number, phone number, local address, home of record, birthday, place of birth, and mothers maiden name are all considered PII. Putting this type of information on Facebook or other websites can put you at a much greater risk of financial fraud, stealing credit and identity theft. Any information that is tied directly to you or could be used to identify you should be protected. Many people dont think about the need to protect this information until its too late. Dont let this happen to you or your family. Use OPSEC to protect your PII. PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! TROOPER T O TROOPER | THE WIRE | PAGE 4Trooper to Trooper S. C C KC E O M is your leadership contagious? was as a new young E-4 stationed in Germany, and I had just three Soldiers under my leadership. During that time I often thought ership style left such an impression that I emulated my own leadership style after his. Staff Sgt. Bell left me with the need and desire to give back to Soldiers the outstanding leadership that he had given to me. I collected everything positive that gave his presence strength and put it in my pocket. What stood out the most is how he was liked, and respected even more. I quickly learned that respect is something that has to be earned. Respect is not issued to you as you advance in rank. Every Soldier knew if we were given a directive to complete a mission, it was a mission that had already been completed by Staff Sgt. Bell. His belief in tak ing care of Soldiers stood out over other leaders. Taking care of Soldiers is a vague statement that has different meaning to different people. Staff Sgt. Bell provided us with the training, mentoring and guidance we needed to grow as young Soldiers. I am sure you have heard leaders make the statement of what right looks like. There is something about in his or her leadership style. Whatever you want to call it, Staff Sgt. Bell had it in his walk, talk and job performance. His expectations and standards were put in our performance counsel ing. Not only did he talk to us when we made mistakes, but he also provided positive feedback to us. We always discussed our short term and long term goals. The communication was open and effective for all Soldiers. Staff Sgt. Bell never did anything unethical, nor ever used his rank or position as an excuse. Integrity is what we do and what we say, and more than anything, what we say we do. As your integrity is recognized by others more trust is placed in you by your Soldiers and your leaders. You often hear leaders say how they are taking care of Soldiers. Well, what does that mean? Be cause of contagious leadership, I truly know the meaning of tak ing care of Soldiers. When I pinned on the rank ever Staff Sgt. Bell had as the foundation of my leadership. There are not enough leaders who think about their leadership styles being passed on to their junior Soldiers. Leadership is action! It is about showing, not telling; it is about setting the right example and doing what is right even when you think no one is watching. Someone is always watching! You can come in contact with outstanding leadership at any time. Leadership is contagious, just like a smile. I just have one question. If leadership was contagious, would you want to catch and I am still talking about Staff Sgt. Bells leadership skills. They are contagious! | COMMAND INFORMA T ION THE WIRE | PAGE 5 LOUISVILLE, Ky. When De fense Secretary Leon Panetta was asked what keeps him awake at night, he didnt hesitate: a major cyber attack. We are literally getting hundreds or thousands of attacks every day that try to exploit information in various [U.S.] agencies or departments, Panetta told an audience at the McCon nell Center at the University of Louisville. There are plenty of targets beyond government, too, he added. There are, obviously, grow ing technology and growing expertise in the use of cyber warfare, he said. The danger is, I think, [that] the capabilities are available in cyber to virtu ally cripple this nation: to bring down the power grid, to impact on our governmental systems, to impact on Wall Street and our paralyze this country. The country needs to defend against that kind of attack, but also develop the intelligence resources to understand when those possible attacks are coming, the secretary said. So the one thing I worry about is in knowing these things are possible and feeling that we havent taken all the necessary steps we need to protect this country, he said.By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service Risk of major cyber attack worrisome Super Troopers Congratulations to the Joint Task Force Troopers who recently received commanders coins! SGT Simmons HM3 Washington Interpreter, Camp 6 Interpreter, Camp 6 SPC Combariza HN Carron MSG Santiago MSG Dillion-Scott Mr. Carpenter IT2 Guzman In a few weeks, military families around the nation will have a chance to take their own walk down memory lane -and create some new memories for their children -when Sesame Street comes to town. The Sesame Street and USO Ex perience for Military Families, a free traveling show, is about to embark on for military families, premieres April 7 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Families across the nation will have the chance to see the show over the next eight months. tures Sesame Street favorites Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and Rosita, as well as a new addition, Elmos friend, Katie. Katie is a character from a military family dealing with a military move. During the show, Katie opens up to her Muppet friends about her fears and excitement about the move. With the help of a few songs, Elmo and other pals reassure her that shell make new friends while still remaining close with old ones. The Sesame Street and USO Expe rience for Military Families debuted in challenges of deployment and homecomings. Since its inception, the tour has taken its message to more than a Sesame Street news release said. Background: Elmo and friends sing with Katie, a new character on Sesame installment of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families in Columbus, Ohio, April 14. Katie is a military child dealing with a military move. DoD photo by Elaine Sanchez Sesame Street, USO launch tour for military familiesBy Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service


TROOPER FO C US | THE WIRE | PAGE 6 Time in service: Hobbies: Learning different types of computer software, digital photography, reading the Bible and reading about history in general The boss says: Johnson is a fantastic partner in ministry. Its refreshing to see an individual give glory and honor to God. Advice to junior Troopers: Always stay motivated in doing the right thing and remembering your service values, most importantly when no one is watching. And when taking care of Troopers: What we learn we should teach, and what we get we should give. I borrowed that from Annie Henderson.By Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant The Wire spent some time this week getting to know Spc. James R. Johnson, the Command Chaplain Assistant for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Spc. Johnson is absolutely crucial to the overall success of the for a variety of reasons, explained Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Alan Chouest, Deputy Command Chaplain for the Joint Task Force. He is often the eyes and ears of the chaplains around JTF and often provides spiritual triage before someone gets to the Chaps. I love that I get to serve the entire JTF as a whole, Johnson explained From contact with senior leadership to the most junior Trooper, I get to help people. I also love that I can be proud to serve my country doing what Im doing. When were talking about the people who are behind the scenes who make things happen, we are talking about Specialist Johnson, said Sgt. 1st Class Carolyn Kinsey, Force command element. He never complains and always has an ear for everyone. Hes always seeking to learn different things, whatever it takes to get the job done. Johnson said I support Troopers by giving spiritual and moral support with compassion and understanding. And mostly its just by lending an ear to listen and providing direction by giving religious items or arranging appointments with a chaplain. Sometimes all it needs to be is just listening, just giving people an opportunity to vent, added Johnson. When Johnson leaves Guantanamo he will return to the 641st Regional Support Group in Florida where he is also a Chaplains Assistant. Back home, in the Reserves, Who is your favorite pirate?Blackbeard. Tech. Sgt. Rick Thompson Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean all of them. Staff Sgt. John Cheatham One-eyed Willie from the Goonies. Sgt. Chad Hawkins Capt. Hook from the live action Peter Pan. Spc. Davon Gaines see FOCUS next pageBoots on the Ground WASHINGTON President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secre tary Leon E. Panetta issued statements today marking the upcoming one-year anniversary clear disasters that devastated Japan. Obama said he and First Lady Michelle Obama join all Americans in honoring the ing. We continue to be inspired by the Japa nese people, who faced unimaginable loss with extraordinary fortitude, he said. northeastern Japan in the afternoon of March 11, triggering a tsunami. The disasdestroyed coastal villages, towns and cities in the Tohoku region. The earthquake damaged the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, which Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the disasters were the worst crisis his nation Japanese people remain missing. In todays statement, the president said the United States mobilized immediately to aid Japan in a relief effort named for the Japanese word for friend. At the peak of Operation Tomodachi our single, largest bilateral military operation with Japan ever the Department of De 24 Navy ships supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts, Obama noted. Japans government has led rebuilding ef forts over the past year, Obama said, while U.S. experts continue to support Japans ongoing efforts to deal with the challenges associated with Fukushima. ful for the contributions American civilians and service members have made to Japans recovery. On this day when our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people in remembrance of the hardship faced one year ago, let us also celebrate the recovery under way in Japan and pay tribute to Japans unothers throughout the world, the president said. Biden, in his statement, recalled his visit The survivors I met in Natori and Sendai made clear to me that the disaster met its match in the resilience and fortitude of the Japanese people, the vice president said. While struck by the scale of the devastation, I also witnessed remarkable and inspir ing progress in rebuilding homes, schools, and workplaces. In Sendai, Biden said, he visited an air a refugee center. A week after the tsunami, Japanese and American forces reopened a runway, allow ing the arrival of hundreds of relief workers and more than two million tons of humanitarian supplies, he said. As Japan rebuilds, America will stand with its allies as long as it takes, Biden added. We join the Japanese people today in honoring the memories of those lost as they continue to work for a better future, he said. Panetta also expressed admiration for the strength and resilience of the Japanese people, adding that he too, in a visit last year, had seen their determination to rebuild their country even stronger than before. "The U.S. military was proud to support the government of Japan in responding to this disaster, and the success of these efforts is a testament to the strength of our alli| NE W S THE WIRE | PAGE 7 I only come in contact with someone if they come into the Reserve Center, said Johnson. But that is only one weekend a month and two weeks out of the year. Here I get to help people every day and the affect isnt just in the moment. I can follow up and it can have a world-wide effect. likes to unwind by listening to music and spending time in prayer. And I talk to my family every day, said Johnson. thats important. Johnson shared how he watched a program this morning which offered some good advice he thought to pass along. I was listening to the Sergeant Major of the Army on television and he was talking about the Army Values, explained Johnson. What good is it to have values if you dont follow them? The Sergeant Major said, We need to live up to our Army Values even when no one is watching. FOCUS cont. Leaders recall Japan disasters, relief effortsBy Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service see JAPAN page 11This apartment building in Ishinomaki, Japan, was destroyed in last Marchs 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami. Voice of America photo by Steve Herman


FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 8By Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Above: Capt. Matt Perry tested the billiards table March 9 at the newly opened Pirates Cove. Right: (from left to right) Joint Task Force Guantanamo deputy commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay commanding Haddock, MWR Director Tara Culbertson, engineer director Capt. Michael Merino, and JTF commander Rear Adm. David Woods cut the Pirates Cove ribbon March 9. Avast ye bored Troopers, now ye have something to do when ye cant get across base on yer day off! Yarr! photos by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson THE WIRE | PAGE 9 | FEA T URE Its been a long time coming. Troopers have been here. Morale Welfare & Recreations Pirates Cove had its grand opening March Task Force Guantanamo and Naval Station staffers and Troopers who were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Pirates Cove is a much needed social environment out in Camp America, said JTF Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. David Woods. We took the suggestions from the Troopers to bring back a social hub. We knew there was a need, added MWR director Tara Culbertson. We partnered with JTF to make this happen. Pirates Cove is next to the Seaside Mini-NEX at the former location of the off-hours social spot, Club Survivor. Club Survivor was in a group of old SeaHuts which were demolished in the last few years. The establishment offers a place for Troopers to enjoy their off-hours time in a social setting that features Wi-Fi, Direct TV, music, Starbucks coffee and other beverages. There is an indoor foosball table and an outdoor pool table as well. Though Pirates Cove doesnt serve food, Troopers are welcome to bring their own. This Week in Guantanamo Bay HistoryUnmanned Aerial Vehicle tests conducted 73 years agoUnmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), radio-controlled drones, and tal program known as Project Dog was operational here at Guantanamo Bay during Atlantic Fleet training. Project Dog consisted of one ofmen; plus three TC control planes and Five N2C-2 (Curtiss biplane) drones. The TC aircraft arrived via Key West, Cienfuegos, Cuba and Camaguey, Cuba, and set up operations on Lee ward Point Field. The N2C-2 drones arrived aboard the USS Ranger from Calla Hill Field upon arrival. Project Dogs mission: conduct anti-aircraft training for the US Navy, including the destroyer USS Patterson and the battleships USS Maryland, USS California and USS Utah. Accommodations for the Project Dog Sailors were quite austere. According to Rear Admiral M.E. Mur phys History of Guantanamo Bay: Field, known then as Hungry Point due to lack of messing and berthing facilities; in fact it was just a wide open space of coral rock, dust, and scrub palm. During all operations of Project DOG, only one drone was shot down by Fleet vessels.By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Shimer Its a great opportunity for the Troopers to be able to come here, said Capt. Matt Perry of Joint Task Force Preventive Medicine, after a pool game. I like the view. Great view. place for Camp America Troopers to call their own. Everyone is welcome, though the location does cater to those members who do not have transportation to travel across base from Camp America. Im very excited about this, said Spc. Nicolas Thomas of the Its a lot easier than going to OKellys when you live in Camp A. Pirates Cove is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday


FEA T URE | THE WIRE | PAGE 10 commands in Joint Task Force Guantanamo attended the prayer breakfast held at Seaside theme was Prayer: A Tool of Resiliency. After the welcome, conducted by Navy Capt. Bradley Thom, JTF Guantanamo Command Chaplain, Spc. Sherrella Nixon of national anthem. Nixon was followed by Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Alan Chouest, who led the invocation and a reading of Psalm 46. Three speakers then shared sermonettes that focused on prayer or trusting God. was Spc. James Johnson, JTF Command Chaplains Assistant. Johnson read the parable of the persistent widow found in What we see here, said Johnson, is that we should pray without wearying, especially in our darkest hours. God will answer our prayers. Following Johnson, Chaplain Thom and of Intel Operations played guitar and sang a song called Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying. One way to pray is through music, said Thom. Most times when I sing, I do so by myself as a way to pray to God. about how to rely on God to help work through individual weakness. He is like a spotter in weight-lifting, McCann said He is there to help when youre out of your own strength. It isnt about what you can do in your strength its about what you can do in Gods strength. Military Police Company. I thought it was wonderful. I liked the message. I liked the spotter analogy that Capt. McCann used because that is how God is working with me right now. Following the speakers, the breakfast was rounded out with a prayer for the nation led by Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Chaplain Lt. Jeremy Selitto, and the Chaplain Capt. Garland Mason. If you missed this inspirational morning, keep your eyes and ears open as there are undoubtedly more to come. By Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant Prayer breakfast revitalizes Troopers, encourages resiliency ance, the secretary said. The United States remains committed to helping Japan rebuild, Panetta said, and the U.S. military will continue to deepen its partnership with Japanese forces. Japan is more than just an ally, the secretary said. It is also a great friend of America. Together we will continue to forge ahead to achieve peace, prosperity, and a better future for both of our countries. Panetta thanked the thousands of De fense Department men and women who responded to Japans disasters. Within moments of disaster striking, the United States armed forces, under the leadership of [Navy] Adm. Robert Willard, were fully mobilized to support the Japa nese government in its response and recovery efforts, he said. mand, the nations largest combatant command, and led U.S. relief efforts after the earthquake struck. Willard, who is retiring tion over to Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III in a ceremony later today. Panetta said the greatest service anyone can perform is to help fellow human beings in need. Together, Japanese and American forcfriendship between our two great nations for generations to come, the secretary said. JAPAN cont. THE WIRE | PAGE 11 | FEA T URE Below: Joint Task Force Guantanamo Command Chaplain Capt. Bradley Thom welcomed Troopers to March 9s prayer breakfast. More than 70 were in attendance, and received guidance on Prayer: A Tool of Resiliency. Top right: Maj. Jeff Bell (left) and Thom performed Lord, Listen to your Children Praying for the Troopers at the prayer breakfast. Below right: Spc. James Johnson, the Joint Task Force Command Chaplains Assistant, read Bible verses for the prayer breakfast audience. photos by Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant Food for the body, food for the soul


THE WIRE | PAGE 12 ST UDEN T OF T HE GAME | Where will Peyton Manning play football next year? Will it be Andrew Luck or Robert does Dwight Howard want to play for when his contract expires? Will Albert Pujols be the phenom in California that he was in St. Louis? Can David Beckham lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to another MLS Cup after signing a two-year extension? Its easy to get caught up in the story lines of professional sports trust me, its what I love to do but lets not forget that we have sports going on here at Guantanamo Bay too. The softball playoffs are this weekend, so come down to Cooper Field and watch your buddies and coworkers compete in an all-day tournament starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The championship get your team ready and sign up for the next softball league that begins in a few months. The basketball season is also about to reach its climax. After the regular season, Battalion were the favorites to win the championship having gone undefeated and winning the majority of the games by a large margin. However, much like March Madness, the Warriors found out that the powerhouse doesnt always have the easiest route to the big dance. The Warriors suffered their champions, the Militia. I really think we needed that loss, made us bring our best to the next opponent and get our game back. Point guard Spc. Joe Martinez knows the team has the chance to avenge their sole loss en route to the championship game on Militia is a very versatile team and they can turn it on at any time, he said. But Martinez says his team is up for the task. We beat them earlier in the season, but we are our own worst enemy, he added. Even if you dont play basketball you can take part in the entertainment. Basketball games at Guantanamo Bay are a social the bleachers to be a part of the action. The players even feel the positive energy. It helps the mindset, Martinez said. It always helps to hear the people that believe in you and cheer for you. So, dont worry about how much of a signing bonus Peyton Manning will get from the Denver Broncos. Leave the draft selection process to the teams that are involved. Forget the fact that LeBron James yields to lesser players in crunch time. Get off of your fourth point of contact and get involved in MWR sports. Register today (the last day) for the indoor volleyball league. Try out for the travel you go to Naval Station Mayport in Florida. Registration for the tennis league is open until March 22. In this league, you schedule your match with your given opponent for and agility against other Guantanamo athletes at the track meet. Sign up at the participant your eyes peeled for opportunities to play on an MWR sport team and maybe you can be a story line as big as Andrew Luck. GTMOs own sports starsBy Army Sgt. Landis Andrews STUDENT OF THE GAMEThe 525th Military Police Battalions Militia broke the Warriors undefeated hold on Guantanamo Bay basketball Monday night. As the season concludes soon, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers can look to other sports to participate in as well, including indoor volleyball, softball, tennis, and track. photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson THE WIRE | PAGE 13 | FEA T URESeabee Ball boosts GTMO energyThe Department of Defense last week announced a plan to cut energy consumption to reduce operating costs, improve security for U.S. forces transporting fuel into combat zones and lessen reliance on foreign oil. The man who is guiding the Navy on this DoD roadmap, Thomas Hicks, was in Guantanamo Bay as the guest speaker for the SeaThe Navy is leading all services, said Hicks, who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy. He told the audience fossil fuel and biofuel, which is algae-based and made with used cooking oil and nonfood-grade animal fats. Biofuel is being tested by the Navy in the air and on the sea, from the Blue Angels ture in the jets; to the upcoming Rim of the waii using biofuel for the carrier group, were examples cited by Hicks. The RIMPAC demonstration will lead to a multi-month carrier group deployment usFleet and likened it to the historic Great White Fleet, which consisted of 16 new show of American naval power. the energy plans call for promoting the de velopment of alternative fuels and helps the Navy meet the goal to reduce fuel consumpNavys goal in the DoD roadmap to reducing energy use. The just released energy implantation plan is the next step in a strategy outlined in June conservation in military operations. It is a three-part strategy of reducing the demand for energy, securing diverse options beyond fossil fuels, and building energy security considerations into all military planning. Energy security means a reliable, secure and affordable supply of energy for military missions, today and in the future, said De fense Secretary Leon Panetta in DoD press release. The plan creates a Defense Operational Energy Board to review each of services progress in reducing energy consumption. The services have all set goals from the Air Force planning to increase aviation energy eflooks to have 16 Net Zero installations by that do not use more energy or water than they produce and reduce waste by recycling. The plan also calls for improving operaincorporating energy security considerations into requirements and acquisitions; and adapting policy, doctrine, military education and combatant command activities to support reduced demand of energy. As part of the implementation plan, Panetta wrote that the rising global demand for energy, changing geopolitics and new threats will make the cost and availability of energy even less certain in the future. Energy security is an imperative our economic well-being and international interests depend on it, he said. American Forces Press Service contributed to this story. Maybe all the energy is a sugar high from delicious cake: Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Thomas Hicks cut the Seabee Ball cake Saturday with the youngest and oldest Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 23 from Fort Belvoir, Va., Constructionman Jake Lee and Senior Chief Michael Blank. The Seabees celebrated their 70th birthday at the Windjammer, with much of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force in attendance. photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven


AT THE READ YBINGHAMTON, N.Y. Army Staff Sgt. Engineer Battalion, will represent the New York Army National Guard in a nationwide hand-to-hand combat competition at Fort batives the hand-to-hand combat the Army teaches Soldiers against each other to pick Guard, said Army Staff Sgt. Vincent Cruz, the senior combatives instructor at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center. tional Guard competition will square off against counterparts from the active Army and Army Reserve in July to pick the best hand-to-hand combat warriors in the Army, Cruz said. Just being picked to compete is an honor, he said. Albright, a 14-year veteran of the Army National Guard, is a full-time supply ser neer Company. He serves at the combatives instructor for the battalion. He has been involved in martial arts training since he was a kid and competes in mixed martial arts as a civilian. The competition involves grappling as well as open handed striking, Albright said. Winners are determined by knocking their opponents out, when the opponents submit, or on points, he explained. The competition is very demanding, he said. Normally he would spend a couple of months preparing for a competition, but in this case he had two weeks notice, Albright said. His goal, he said, is to do a good job for the New York Army National Guard. would be an opportunity of a lifetime, as someone who is passionate about mixed martial arts, he said. Everybody that legitimately does martial arts knows you leave your ego on the mat, Albright said. You go down there and do the best you can. AT YOUR SERVI C E | THE WIRE | PAGE 14 IN THE FIGHT Marine dad plans trek across countryMARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJE UNE, N.C. When it comes to giving back to his country, Mike Mobley has given it his all. His twin sons joined the service in Corps and the other joined the U.S. Army. With both sons in the military, his drive for supporting troops throughout the country quickly became evident to those around him. Stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Mikes son, Sgt. James R. Mobley, an infantry team leader with Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, is currently deployed to Afghanistan. When Mobley told his family what he planned on doing to support his son and fellow service members, their reaction came as no sur prise, he said. Its called Operation Hero Trek and basically what I am doing is walking from our hometown in Colorado all the way to people is, youre crazy! But once they start thinking about it and realize how much Ive been planning and what its for, they start asking me what they can do to help. Mobley hits the road March 24, and preparation for the trek started more than a year ago. He said he trains each day and has been pushing himself harder and harder so he can make it to Camp Lejeune in time for his sons homecoming. Ive been training for about the last walking per day, depending on how tired I get, said Mobley. Once the trek starts my a goal of arriving at Camp Lejeune on or Because the military isnt allowed to give homecoming dates so far in advance, Mobley said he had to estimate the date his son was coming home and left plenty of room for error so he wouldnt miss it. He explained it was better not know the date. He didnt want to arrive there on the exact day and have all of the attention on him. He said the focus of his trek is supposed to be on all of the service members who the ones who are currently serving. He wants to raise awareness and keep people informed on whats going on in the U.S. military to keep it in the forefront of everybodys mind, said Mobleys long time friend and neighbor Tom Witowski. It helps people remember that these people dying for us and to not just take light of it. the Navy where he spent a lot of time preparing missions and retired as a lieutenant commander, he said. When Mobley told him about the trek, Witowski said there was no way he was going to let his friend do it alone and they both started planning together. We had ideas going back and forth off each other and we wanted to get some foundations involved, so we called around and got some participants, said Whitowski. It didnt take long before a whole slew of supporters and organizations jumped on board. People all over the country started donating money and volunteered to join them at different stopping points along the way where they would hike for certain distances, said Whitowski. So far weve got Adaptive Adventures, The Fisher House Foundation, The Greatest Generations Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project that were raising money for, said Mobley. All of the contributions go completely to the foundations; were not keeping anything for ourselves. If people want to help they can go to my website at www.operationherotrek.com. Mobley plans on staying at campgrounds along the way and contacted several churches who said they had no problem giving him a place to stay, a warm meal and a hot shower. Although hes going to miss his grandchildren, two daughters and wife, he said the physical aspect of the trek will be the toughest to overcome. be the hardest, said Mobley. Doing this is kind of like facing the unknown because I dont know whats going to be at the next stop. A lot of preparation has gone into this but I know it will be worth all of the time and effort in the end. By Cpl. Andrew Johnston 2nd Marine Division Combatives instructor to represent NYARNGFrom the New York National Guard SAN JUAN, Honduras Members from Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, during the four-day medical readiness and training exercise in the Montana de la Flor It was a very successful MEDRETE, said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William Fecke, deputy commander of the Medical Element. We saw more people than we had antici pated. Over the past four days, medical professionals treated illnesses including respiratory infections, skin infections, womens health check-ups, HIV testing, diabetes and high blood pressure. The MEDRETE team which consisted of members from JTF-Bravo, Honduran Ministry of Health, South Dakota State Uni versity nutritional team and Mission Honduras LeMars provided 661 patient screenings, The members conducted the exercise in the villages of La Ceiba and San Juan, spending two days at each location. who live in remote, austere locations where they had to hike for hours just to receive medical attention, said Capt. Virginia Aguilar, the MEDRETE planner. In addition to people hiking to see us, we hiked to see them by way of the nutritional team and their door-to-door surveys. Mission Honduras LeMars, a non-governmental organization, provided dentists, pharmacists and doctors to support the ME DRETE. While the SDSU medical team conducted a pediatric nutritional survey in homes within the surrounding areas here as well as created a nutrition station. Additionally, when the SDSU team conducted their home surveys, the JTF-Bravo medics provided de-worming treatment to children. This is a good example of the cooperation we have with our partners here, Fecke said. Without us the Mission Honduras LeMars and the SDSU would not be able to get as much supplies to as many people and without them we would probably not have gone door-to-door providing preventive medicine treatment nor had as many providers to see patients. This is a win-win for everyone, he said. The focus of Mission Honduras LeMars is to improve living conditions through healthcare and medicine, water projects and supplemental food programs in Montana de la Flor, El Guante and Esquias, Honduras. The professional exchange between U.S. and Honduran doctors and nurses will allow improved patient treatment and enhance the U.S., Honduran partnership. istry of Health clinicians provided general local Hondurans receiving much-needed assistance.SHARED P AR TNERSHIPBy Capt. Candice Allen JTF-Bravo Public Affairs O N THE WING | AT YOUR SERVI C E THE WIRE | PAGE 15 JTF-Bravo medics see 1,000 patientsU.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Sparks, a Medical Element member who works in preventive medicine at Soto medical readiness and training exercise March 10. U.S. Air Force photo ACCRA, Ghana U.S. Air Forces Africa Air men participated in the opening ceremony of the inaugural African Partnership Flight event March 12 at Air Force Base Accra, Ghana. The event, hosted by the Ghanaian air force, is a two-week, military-to-military multilateral and regional engagement designed to improve regional cooperation partnerships, and the readiness of all countries service members. Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Senegal air forces were welcomed to the event by Air Commo logistics. The importance of training to our military profession cannot be over emphasized, Ahadome said. The need to be educated and have good knowledge of best practices in ways of carrying out our tasks is very crucial to the success of any modern air force. He continued by saying the program would enable participants to exchange ideas and upgrade knowledge of best practices in modern air forces and the aviation industry. Several Airmen from U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Mo bility Command, Air Combat Command and North Dakota National Guard will support APF. At the end, if we do nothing more than strengthen relationships, old and new, thats value added, said Col. Dave Poage, APF mission commander. Just getting to know each other and creating partnerships among a myriad of organizations will make it suc cessful. Inaugural African Partnership Flight takes offBy Staff Sgt. Brok McCarthy U.S. Air Forces Africa Public Affairs


MIND, BODY & SPIRI T | THE WIRE | PAGE 16 Mind Body & Spirit by Army Maj. Jon PowersI hate stretching. Its stupid and I have waited all my active to not waste my valuable workout time in the quadruple-lotus sunrise position. So I looked to objective, esoteric, reliable science: the type which has proven the earth is round, allowed man to soar through the sky and that white is in fact the new black. It all started with the that stretching did not produce clinically meaningful reductions in risk of exercise-related injury among recruits. Their methods seemed viable since they had enough recruits to make four groups of varying stretchiness and even included controls and randomized samples. Good on ya, mate! I thought I had my answer but couldnt help but feel they left something out of the equation. Apparently someone else did also because the study was done a study showed the Aussies failed to account for a simple fact: there isnt a stretch imaginable in this dimension or any other to help you not sprain your ankle. Yes, thats right they included ankle sprains and knee soreness in the lower-limb injuries. Also, they never looked at the age, recruit at the start of the program. Nor did they record the point at which the injury was sustained. I am no Einstein but I years old and I know that if I repeated Training now I would end up hurting myself. If I could take a fresh look at that data I think I know what sustained more injuries later in the training regimen and may have zero correlation to stretching. You cant stretch the old out of your legs, nor can you cure slow-healing muscles to prevent overuse types of injuries. But that didnt stop the media did I give up on rationalizing my hatred of stretching. Faulty data be darned! Shortly after that, BIU (Big Important Universities), sensing yet another chance to prove something is bad for you that was once previously thought to be good for you, seized bucketfuls of research grant money and created more hypotheses, theorems and postulates, all of which promised to deliver humans once and for good from the dreaded standingfront-hamstring stretch. They concluded everything from stretching does not reduce muscle soreness to stretching (yoga) does not increase your intelligence. (Duh) There was no proof to say that it increases performance, and best of all, they conducted a study on how to interpret studies on stretching! (American College of Sports note that stretching cold muscles could actually cause injury. Really? Rolling out of bed into a full split might hurt? Never saw that one coming. So yes! Finally something I could hang my jockstrap on. But study to put an end to senseless stretching forever? Sadly, it does not exist. If this were an email I would put a frowny-face emoticon here. That is what the beloved Professors Platypus of the world ultimately study that produced evidence of No evidence means I dont know in egghead language. Imagine what your college biology professor looked like, because I think mine would brainhemorrhage after a few push-ups. Maybe the world of academia was not the holy grail of sports stretching knowledge I searched for. So where could I turn next? Why, where every American turns after pure science and cable TV fails them: emulate rich people! What do the folks who make millions do to prepare for their sport of choice? I am pretty sure they wouldnt do a single thing to jeopardize their huge, envyinspiring salaries. Not to mention the fans adoration and accolades in my mind I still see Michael life of me remember seeing him groin stretch. So everybody understands running. Some hate it, others loathe it. But it is the base for about who would make the best research subject. Professional out, right? I started with Usain Bolt. he would be done racing before stretching could possibly make a difference. As it turns out, he warms up, stretches, dances, eats chicken nuggets, lies down, jogs a few laps, stretches again, dances some more and maybe eats two before his race. Drat! The word I least wanted to see stretch though I like the eat nuggets part. Two whole hours of warming up Ok, so heres a runner whose race is so long that stretching could mean nothing: Grete Waitz, one of the best marathoners ever. Her pre-race routine begins with to run 26.2 miles!) on the hotel treadmill, then stretch, get a massage and then rest. One hour before the start, she would run more! Yay! Now I can add massage to my regimen. I knew studying the greats would lead me to the perfect routine. But there were still the all-too-noticeable inclusion of warming up and stretching. Thats it. Forget runners. Running is hard anyway. Team contact sports! What could pound lineman? And those dudes make mega-bucks and have whole teams of professionals to train them. Whatever they do, it has to be for a reason because I dont think there are many men that could make Bubba Smith do anything Bubba Smith didnt want to do. Thinking back to my teenage years, I would show up hours before a Giants game to see them warm up and do the team drills and stretching wait there it is again. From the misty colored memories of the way things were stretching. Yikes, it is everywhere! Baseball, same thing. In fact, when you examine the process closely you notice I hate stretching! continued next page I looked to objective, esoteric, reliable science: the type which has proven the earth is round, allowed man to soar through the sky and that white is in fact the new black. Big Important Universities, sensing a chance to prove something is bad for you, seized bucketfuls of research grant money. every athlete who gets paid to play has a pre-sport routine. Warming up, stretching and then the sport drills. So that certainly did not make a case for never stretching again. Dejected, I decided to ignore all outside sources and Lastly, and most simplistically I experimented on my own body. It turns out there is no remedy for tight hamstrings like a nice easy stretch. Crud. I give up. Truth is, if you actively pursue you will be plagued by fewer lower back aches and general morning stiffness. Beats your body makes sounds similar to an ammo can of broken glass and rocks falling minutes each day. So, here it is. The all-kiddingyou-heard-it-here-first-answerto-stretching-sports-life-theuniverse-and-everything. Drum roll please depending on the intensity and kinesio-ballistic nature of your sport, you must follow this simple program for injury prevention. Through the research not some Cable month I found dozens of credible authorities including Lance Armstrong (who happened to win the most grueling bicycle race in the universe seven times; drugs or no drugs, that medicine associations and performance oriented articles that say essentially the same thing. Stretching is an important part of a process to prepare for exercise. Here is a summarized routine: General warm-up and limberingThe general warm-up should consist of a light physical activity. Walking, easy jogging or jumping jacks are good. The intensity and level and the activity. A basic warm-up for should take about a light sweat. Next, gently go through a series of range of motion movements like head and neck rotations or arm and shoulder rotations for all your joints. Static stretching Never stretch a cold muscleit does you no good and it aggravates the muscle. Static stretching is safe and effective if you follow three simple ideas. Stretch slowly and gently, relax and breathe throughout the stretch and hold depending on your goals. Static stretching should include all the major muscle groups, with emphasis on those muscles involved on the sport or activity. Runners, for example, should spend more time stretching their legs than their arms. Shocking! Dynamic stretching A correct warm-up should stretches. Dont get carried away This form of stretching carries with it an increased risk of injury if performed incorrectly. Just swing them through their entire range of motion. The force of the bounce or swing is gradually increased but should never become radical or uncontrolled. The goal is not to look like you are having an seizure but to release any tension held in your muscles. Higher intensity warm-upHere, fast twitch muscles are activated with drills designed for speed, power or agility. Slowly build up to near-full intensity to prepare both mentally and physically. Shuttle runs, high knee runs, carioca steps and fast laps on the track are examples. (pre-contest, if applicable)During this part of the warmbegins. If you are getting ready for a game, now is when you throw a ball or hit the sled. Your body is warm, loose and ready to go. Finally, activities should and actions that will be required during the sporting event. Now if you will excuse me, I am feeling a little tight from all this writing. Time to work on the quadruple-lotus sunrise pose while repeating my new mantra. Now go stretch yourself... for science! Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith Simmons | MIND, BODY & SPIRI T THE WIRE | PAGE 17 I still hate stretching... Mind Body & Spirit continued study that produced predictors of injury. No evidence means I dont know in egghead language. Lastly, and most simplistically I experimented on my own body. Turns out there is no remedy for tight hamstrings like a nice easy stretch.


THE WIRE | PAGE 18 Dr. Seuss is a hot commodity for Hollywood. In the last decade, at least three of his books were made into big-screen boasted excessive budgets with fantastic production values, great special effects, weak scripting and big name comedians layered in prosthetics to get them into characters that rendered them unrecognizable as actors. rely on CGI animators to create the visual look of the characters and the world they One would think that the works of Dr. Seuss would have been made into a CGI movie much sooner than now. Though Suess himself had always claimed his books are written without a moral of the story element, you could have fooled me. If isnt about environmental conservation and anti-commercialism, then I dont know what is. The Lorax opens with the idealistic 12-year old Ted (Zac Efron, High School Musical). He secretly desires the acceptance and affection of the lovely Audrey (Taylor Swift) Ted is willing to do whatever it takes to have Audrey notice him. Ted and Audrey live in the bustling Thneed-Ville. This city has been blocked off from the rest of the world. Its GNP is bottled and canned fresh air. Their world used to be bountiful with fresh air, until all of the trees became extinct. Without trees to generate fresh air, it is now mass produced and marketed by the greedy Aloysius OHare (Rob Riggle, Jump Street), the wealthy mayor of Thneed-Ville. Upon learning Audrey will only marry someone who would give her a real tree, Ted is on a quest to meet the only man that knows anything about trees: the Once-ler (Ed Helms, The Hangover). He lives in the barren wasteland far beyond the protective walls of Thneed-Ville. The Once-ler agrees to share with Ted in a series of visits the tale of what happened to all the trees. The Once-ler also explains his role in how Thneed-Ville came to be. As a youth, the Once-ler discovered how processing truffula trees could be manufactured into Thneeds, which can be used for just about anything from fashionable hats to hammocks. No one could live without having a thneed and everyone absolutely had to acquire one. However could anyone live without a thneed? The spokesman for the trees is the twofoot tall, fuzzy orange fellow known as the Lorax (Danny DeVito, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia). I speak for the trees he asserts upon his arrival from the sky. The Lorax was opposed to the Once-lers logging plans to make thneeds for the mass consumers who demand them. The Once-ler originally agreed to not cut down the trees. When his greedy family arrived, he changed his tune for the chance to become the wealthiest man alive. The Lorax and the woodland animals were powerless to prevent the harvesting of the truffalas. Ted is humbled by the Once-lers account. Ted also ponders the meaning of a message from the Lorax etched on a stone in the Once-lers yard. What does it mean? How does this apply to me today? he wonders. The new movie version of The Lorax is considerably broader in its telling compared to the original childrens book. There is more background on the Once-ler and Ted to help transition the material into a full-length feature. As a movie, The Lorax holds detailed and kinetic in its approach. I admired the truffala trees that resembled white birch crossed with cotton candy looking much as they did in Seuss book. The Lorax himself is a true Seussian creation. This is welcome to see. The previous live-action Seuss-based movies offered comedians Jim Carrey and Mike Myers merely dressed up as Seuss characters, and they channeled themselves and not the characters. This time, the character of the Lorax feels right. Danny DeVitos voicing doesnt go over the top and he is believable. Also refreshing is the sense of innocence outings turned off parents with some crude humor and language that was present. The Lorax is fairly squeaky clean in content, despite its PG rating. Theres no foul language, crude humor or violence. Im guessing the rating stands for mild peril. Even then, theres nothing objectionable in this movie for children or parents to be concerned about. The Lorax, like the book, has created a stir about its eco-message and anticonsumerism stance. A commenter on the pretty darn liberal and I still wanted this movie to shut up and stop lecturing me. Whether The Lorax is heavy-handed in not bother me. I felt it was a pure escapist family feature. The Lorax is light-hearted romp with bright colors, lively characters, some catchy musical numbers and a happy ending. The message I got was to let the movie entertain its audience. I am sure people can make up their own minds on any messages, perceived or otherwise, that may have been present in The Lorax. 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Background: The windmills must be working overtime these days. Hold onto your hats! Below right: A snorkler took advantage of the nice weather at Windmill Beach last weekend, but not to pick up conch shells. photos by Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Kilho Park Below left: Joint Task Force Guantanamo deputy commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko (left) and chief of staff Capt. Patrick aide Lt. Cdr. Jay Haddock March 9 at the grand opening of Morale Welfare & Recreations Pirates Cove. Yarr! photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson