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GTMO according to Sgt. Maj. Smith: Everyones a Marine in a different uniform In this issue: Gone fishing, GTMO-style PT! All day! Every day! With music


Rear Adm. David WoodsCommander, JTF Guantanamo This is my farewell Command Corner. The Change of Command will be at 10:30 on Monday morning at the Downtown Lyceum. Everyone from the JTF and the Guantanamo community are invited. It will really be a dont miss event because we have the unique opportunity and honor to have Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, Commander, United States Southern Command here as our guest speaker. He is at the pinnacle of our military as one of only a handful of fourstar Combatant Commanders. He not only leads all military operations in the Southern Command Area of Responsibility (AOR) but he personally advises the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President of the United States on issues in this region. Monday marks Gen. Frasers third anniversary as our Commander and as such has keen insight into the mission here at Guantanamo. Dont miss the opportuAs I leave command here at Joint Task on the events of this journey. I arrived last August to take command and Hurricane Irene was building in the Caribbean and threaten ing Guantanamo. As luck would have it, she bypassed Cuba. However, her path up the East Coast of the U.S. precluded travel, meaning we had no off-island visitors here for the Change of Command. I remember thinking that I hoped this storm wasnt an omen of things to come for my tour here. I of this place and the mission we do here as I have conducted the right seat/left seat with my successor, Rear Adm. John Boomer Smith the last two weeks. I was and am still awestruck by the complexity of the JTF Guantanamo mission. I remember wondering how to get my arms around the task ahead of me, let alone lead this diverse organization. These questions were quickly answered when I started to engage with the great Americans that are the heart and soul of our mission. I realized quickly that our motto, Honor Bound to Defend Freedom was more than words and really reflected the attitude of those that have been chosen to conduct this important mission. I commented at the Change of Command that the forecast was for interesting times ahead and the eyes of the world would be on JTF Guantanamo. Looking back I had no idea at the time how right I would be in that prediction. Over the past year we observed the 10th anniversary of the tragic events surrounding the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; we also marked the 10th anniversary of JTF Guantanamo in January 2012. We prepared for and facilitated the restart of Military Commissions. These hearings included the arraignment and motions hearings for the suspected USS Cole bombing mastermind, the arraignment of the suspected /11 Five High Value Detainee. We expertly conducted the transfer of two detainees which marked reduction of our force deployments to the Middle East facilitated the transition of our Guard Force from a 50/50 split between Army and Navy to a ratio of 85/15. We also transitioned from one-year deployments for the Army and Navy to 9-month rotations. We have increased representation across the JTF of Reserve and National Guard Troopers. Certainly there are other JTF Guantanamo accomplishments and milestones that are too numerous to mention here. The amazing fact is that we have met all of these challenges and professionalism of our all-volunteer I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you: Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, government civilians and contractors. Your dedication and hard work in conducting this important mission is truly awe-inspiring. Also please pass on my gratitude to your loved ones who have supported you and enabled you to focus on the performance that has reaped our Commander and to serve with the Best of Ccommand orner JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. David Woods Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. James Lettko Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Capt. Robert Durand: 9928 Deputy Director Air Force Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley: 9927 Operations Officer Army Maj. Jon Powers: 3649 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Jerome Grant: 8141The WireCommand Information Officer Army 1st Lt. Amelia Thatcher Editorial Staff Army Sgt. Saul Rosa Spc. Ryan Hallock Spc. Vanessa Davila Pvt. Loren Cook Photojournalists Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ty Bjornson Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Joshua Hammond Webmaster Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Keith SimmonsContact usEditors Desk: 3499 Commercial: 011-5399-3499 DSN: 660-3499 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html COMMAND CORNER THE WIRE | PAGE 2 Cover: Joint Task Force Guantanamo Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith stands before a super-imposed background of different branches of the armed forces he leads. photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Joshua Hammond photo Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist First Class D. Keith Simmons NEWS FROM THE BAY THE WIRE | PAGE 3 INDEXThe Wire June 22, 2012 Pig Bowl The 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 1,300.5 7 8 10 14 Motorcycle RideCalling out all riders who would love the chance to ride along the complete Cuban The ride departs from Marine Hill June 23 at 8:30 a.m. Check in at 8 a.m. See the fence line and learn the history about the North East Gate. For more information, contact SSgt Whatley at 2277 or 2002. Registration costs $20 and all funds go to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Dont mail lithium batteriesCustomers may not mail or receive electronic devices containing lithium batteries, including equipment with non-removable batteries, to or from any APO, FPO, and DPO offices. Lithium remains useful, as always, for treating bipolar musicians. For more information about shipping NAVSTA Security car washThey may see you rollin, but theyre not hatin. This Saturday, let the MAs catch you ridin dirty, and theyll wash your car for a donation to the Security Social Committee. The car wash will be held at the Downtown Lyceum car wash center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CPOA bake saleMissing the tastes of home? Nobody can make chocolate chip cookies quite like your bake sale at the NEX Atrium Saturday from Youll have a ball!The 237th Army Birthday Ball is scheduled for June 30 at the Windjammer Ballroom. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:15 p.m. shrimp skewers or vegetable lasagna. Tickets are $40 for E-7 and above or civiland below. This is a formal event, and the attire for civilians is formal evening wear or black tie. Military personnel should wear dress uniform. For more information or to buy tickets, Think before you actThe Coalition of Sailors against Destructive the month at 11 p.m. in the Windjammer Cafe. For more information, contact RP2 Hosier at Sandra.Hosier@usnbgtmo.navy.mil. Selling your vehicle?Need to sell or transfer ownership of a vehicle? If you buy a vehicle on island, you will need a bill of sale to properly register the vehicle. Current owner has to complete the bill of sale. Vehicle must be registered to cur rent owner (seller).To obtain the bill of sale you are required to show your current registration as proof of ownership. Contact Naval Legal Service Office Help the Red CrossThe Red Cross is requesting volunteer instructors to lend support to the community. please call the station manager at 2511. Call Safe Ride!Out drinking? Thinking about driving? of others, and your career. Call 84913/84781. Use travel insurance!If you have friends or family visit ing over the summer, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo recommends you get travel insurance if your visitor is not active duty or an active duty dependent. The average price of an urgent medevac is an option for those who have to be medically evacuated off-station. Bake Sale June 23


During this month we celebrate Fathers Day; a day that most people, no matter way to say thank you, Dad. I know that I would tell my dad thank you every day and twice on Sunday if he were still with me. As I think about the qualities I admired in my dad, I think about the striking parallel fatherhood has to military leadership. As fathers, we strive to always be there for our kids. We want to share in celebrations and congratulations in our kids victories and brush away the tears in failure but encourage them to keep trying. We are there with arms stumbles so as to keep him on his feet. We teach her how to color inside the lines, but encourage her creativity to color outside the lines or add to the picture to make it her own. As dads, we are there to put up with his teenage moods and give him guidance about his co-ed relationships. We open doors and treat her like a lady to teach her, at the youngest age, how valuable she is as a person even though she might not understand. As dads, we are there to disapprove and approve, admonish and forgive. I am not saying that leaders are fathers to the Troopers, but, in some sense, they assume a similar role. We are an authority a father, a true leader is also always there. We are there as a new recruit steps off the bus to hear the drill sergeant barking orders. We are there when that young Trooper looks lost at the exchange and we give them directions. comes to and says they want to get married. We are there to help that Trooper who wants to purchase a used car that is going to cost them half their paycheck. We are there when a Trooper comes to us and tells us that they are having trouble paying their bills. We are there when, in the middle of the night, we get a call asking for a ride because they are not able to drive. We are there when they make a mistake and we help them overcome it. We are there as that Trooper grows and continues to make rank. We are there to say yes, it would be my honor to promote you. We are there when.well you get the picture. As leaders we are there during all the times that matter. But can you, as a leader, be there when there is nothing going on? Can you be there when a Trooper does not actually need you but looks for your advice and yourself to walk by a Trooper and, because of your rank, wait till the subordinate says good morning before you do? We all have been there at some point in our careers. Remember how it made you feel when those above you noticed us not because we did something wrong or something great but simply because we were there? Although there is only one day in the month of June to celebrate Fathers Day, every day we should acknowledge our Troopers. We need to take the time out of our busy schedule to offer something as simple as a hand shake or a pat on the back with a thank you for what you do. We may be above them in rank, but at the end of the day, we stand beside them in battle! The 525th Military Police Battalion is a hard-working group of soldiers, but that doesnt stop them from having fun in their down time. On Saturday, the 193rd Military Police Battalion won the latest iteration of the Pig Bowl. From eight in the morning until noon, teams representing each company in the battalion played in a softball tournament, hoping for a shot at the trophy. Fresh off of his victory in the home run derby, the 193rd Military Police Company Staff Sgt. Max Soellner stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, a 3-3 tie and a runner in scoring position. He wanted to cement the victory in the Having just seen Soellners prowess in the MP Co. played the power hitter a little deeper than normal. The Pa. native used that to his advantage and hit a line drive into the left Staff Sgt. Bart Khan, the runner on second base. Khan knew he was the deciding run and said when he saw Soellners bat hit the ball, he had only one thought. Run, he said. Run! Run! Run! And dont stop. When Khan crossed the plate, putting an end to the morning-long tournament, he knew he earned his company a little bit of bragging rights. the other companies, he said. Especially comes around. There was even action outside of the a jubilant set of fans that verbally squared off Jessica Summerlin was the de facto ringleader in the 193rd bleacher section. She was as much a part of the tournament as the players also as much as the players. It feels pretty epic since were holding the trophy for the second time in a row, Summerlin said. I love my company and I really wanted to show my support. All of the 193rd fans took cues from Summerlin, who led the attack against the the game got tight, she even left the bleachers and took her section behind the backstop, increasing the palpable presence of the audience. It felt awesome having my company behind me, she said. I love the motivation my company has. Even in defeat, Sgt. James Samples of the day. Anytime you get an opportunity to play a sport its a good feeling, he said. Its a chance to get out and bring the battalion closer together through competition. The next battalion tournament is scheduled for August, when each team will have a chance to assemble a soccer team and vie for the trophy once more. Dont miss your opportunity to be a part of the action.Guardians of the trophy Sgt. James Samples puts all his power behind the bat during the 525th Pig Bowl Home Run Derby. The 193rd Military Police Company takes home the trophy of the Pig Bowl. TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 4 Sgt. Devin Hurd stretches to catch the ball during the Pig Bowl. COMMAND INFORMA TION THE WIRE | PAGE 5 By Army Sgt. Landis Andrews First Sgt. Chris Fick reaches home plate before being tagged during the Pig Bowl. PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Gone Phishing? Phishing is a way a hacker will try to get your username and password by using a link to a fake website. You will get an email asking you to follow a link to a website that you need, like your bank. The email will say something that sounds important, like you need to update your password or youll get hit with a fee. They want you to click on a link in the email. When you click the link it takes you to a fake website that looks almost identical to the real one. When you enter your username and password, the hacker will use it to log into the real bank website and steal all line is, be very careful when following links that were emailed to you: many are fake. Youre better off typing the web address into your browser and avoiding the link altogether. Banks and credit card companies dont usually send emails, so if you get an email from your bank you should call to make sure its legitimate. Be safe online. Use OPSEC!Master Sgt. Brian Stuckeyth MP BN SNCOIC Trooper to Trooper Fatherhood and LeadershipAs I think about the qualities I admired in my dad, I think about the striking parallel fatherhood has to military leadership.


By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith Simmons aving and (more importantly) keeping a positive attitude in the Army is a core value no one really talks about. They should though, because with out a consistently positive attitude a Soldier could easily accept small defeats on a daily basis. Spc. Marysol Ramirez-Martinez has one of the best attitudes a noncommissioned officer could ever want out of his or her Soldier; an attitude a junior Trooper would be lucky to work under. I have the most amazing job ever, said Ramirez-Martinez. Ive been through a lot in the Army. In my very short time Ive experienced a lot but I overcame it and I see it as a tool to [help me] help Soldiers coming up [through the ranks]. Ramirez-Martinez knows more about the Army than your average specialist her mother and father are both prior Army, as well as a slew of other family members. Growing up, her father missed many a special moment; she says she can count on two hands how many birthdays her father actually made it to, but the pang of resent ment she might have felt at one time quickly dissipated with her ever-great attitude. There was no hesitation on Ramirez-Martinezs part to enlist right out of high school, and she understands why her father wasnt there sometimes. My dad was very much dedicated to his Soldiers, said Ramirez-Martinez. When I joined and Im living it and experiencing it I understand now. You have pride in your Soldiers and your unit and you know you have to take care of your Soldiers. When youre out there getting shot at its not going to be your child protecting your back its your Soldier. Its that guy next to you. There doesnt seem to be much out there that can defeat Ramirez-Martinezs positive attitude. Shes got that ability to see the good, not just the bad, in all. TROOPER FOCUS If you know names like Abu Garcia or Guy Harvey, the difference between a ballyhoo and a snook, or even how to read a solunar calendar, you have probably been life. The opportunity to fish the waters of Guantanamo Bay is accessible only to those of us stationed here and its an experience which can be fun and rewarding; if you know what youre doing. There are all sorts of conditions that be, when, and how theyre going to act. This article is meant to take all of the scithat even the most novice outdoorsman (or woman) can understand. tackle, and spend time on the water, you can First, knowing where the hotspots are can There is an underwater geography unique to Guantanamo Bay which plays a huge part in where you should drop your line. Here are several hotspots you should consider when planning your fishing trip. Buoy Five is a typical hangout spot for her ring in the morning, and mackerel, jacks and snapper can be found there throughout the day; the mouth of the river is a top spot for The south point of Hospital Cay is a prime young black-tip sharks. Obviously, these cies will congregate near grass beds, rocky bottoms or shallow reefs which can often be reached from a pier or shore. can make the difference between pulling in an 8 oz. snapper and fighting a 9 lb. jack. Knowing whether to walk-the-dog with a top-water popper or put a sabiki rig 10 feet underwater may sound crazy, but using the right bait is all part of the game. tropics will eat by smell and bait doesnt get much smellier than cut squid. Ive seen jacks, with squid on it. Using either a single or double drop rig with size 8 hooks just a few meters above the bottom is a good way to Mackerel are more likely to bite after a live herring, and to catch herring, nothing works like a sabiki rig. Attach a 2 oz. weight to the bottom of the rig and let it drop just out of sight, raising and lowering it a few feet to draw atten tion to it as a school of her ring swim by. Once youve got a live one, hook it through the lip, below the dorsal fin or near the tail (your preference here) and add a float about 4-5 feet up the line to attract any large predators looking for an easy meal. Third, now that you know where to go smorgasbord of hooks you put on your line will have the best chance to get swallowed up by a real lunker. near sunrise and sunset, but some days may be more active than others. The moons rotation around the earth creates a gravitational pull that creates high and low tides. Your water is moving; incoming tides tend to be more fruitful as rising waters grant access to new feeding areas. Fourth, once youve landed the biggest or not you can keep it. Just because there are no game wardens here to check your cooler and count your catch, doesnt mean you can just keep whatever you want. Unlike humans, most member of the anihunting seasons are strongly based on these schedules to allow the species the time and space to procreate. Its important to release because it could be full of eggs which will grow into next years keeper. So after shopping for the right gear, picking a spot youve been thinking about all week, and timing your outing just right, waters of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Thinking Outside the Tackle Box H the boss saysShes by the book Hobbies: Beer snobbery, playing old school video games, being out and about Organic granola or Wheaties(aka sugary American cereal): Im a hippie, dude.Advice to junior Troopers: Inform yourself. Knowledge is power. Advice to junior Troopers: Listen. When the idea fairy comes and its some ridiculous thing, really think it through.Bullet Bio FEA TURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7 By Spc. Vanessa Davila TrooperFocus Spc. Marysol Ramirez-MartinezBoots on the Ground Ill go to every fast food place humanly possible, and Target.Staff Sgt. Katie BakerSpend time with my family.Staff Sgt. Anselmo AllendeSee my baby!Builder 2nd Class Angel ZalamarIm going to go to a baseball game and see the Orioles beat the Indians.Rear Adm. David Woods If you have a fishing pole, some bait and tackle, THE WIRE | PAGE 6


ou would never be able to tell when you first meet the new Joint Task Force Guantanamo senior enlisted leader that way back when, just for a moment, Marine Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith was reluctant for a new assignment. Smith had spent a decade as an aircraft mechanic. So the words Devil dog, you are into Smiths vision of the future. I attribute my success in the Marine Corps and me being able to be a sergeant major because of that moment, said Smith. There were a few choice words from his senior enlisted leader when he questioned the wisdom of the decision. That might have been the second moment bus at Parris Island, S.C. to start Marine Corps basic training August 18, 1983. As a DI got into his face he thought, Oh, what did I do? The decision to the join the Marines came in 1982, as part of the Delayed Entry Program. At age 17, Smith raised his right hand. The youngest of five boys in rural Jefferson County, Pa., Smith wanted to attend Penn State to study forestry, but money for school was a problem. Solutions to affording college included driving a truck or working in a strip mine, until a friend of one of his older brothers contacted Smith as a Marine recruiter offering the Corps as an option. Smiths dad served in the Marines, and the DEP allowed him to continue at Penn States Conservation Leadership School before heading off to basic. So he signed the paper work. It would be several years later as a DI at the Marines Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego that the path bringing Smith here to Guantanamo Bay was laid. The whole is greater than the individual, noted Smith, using this philosophy as the foundation of his leadership. All manner of roles, from a stint as an Ohio State instructor to first sergeant in a combat engineer battalion, were among the many assignments leading to his to promotion to sergeant major in November 2005. Every two to three years Smith faced a new experience, a different challenge. I feel that is what keeps me so happy, so motivated After two tours to Iraq in 2008 and 2009, Smith attended the two-week Keystone Course conducted by the National Defense University where he, as he puts it, was bit by the joint bug. He requested and served as the sergeant major for the Headquarters and Service for two years before taking the position here at JTF Guantanamo. Now the Troopers are meeting the ser geant major every day and getting a dose of his DI-inspired leadership and wisdom as he sits down with them for lunch. You are the lucky winners today, says Smith as he asks questions and listens to the Troopers. It is knowing people; that is what we do as leaders, noted Smith. Smith wants to see where the Troopers live and work; and what they are doing on their off time, adding, I remember what it is like to be a lance corporal. Smiths goal for his year on the island is simple, to make sure everyone stays safe and the mission is accomplished. Enforcing regulations, maintaining standards and good order and discipline are bedrocks that separate the American military from other organizations. I learned that being a drill instructor, added Smith, who also believes common sense and working hard can make the difference. Smith is an avid runner, hiker, biker and To me everybody is a Marine, is Smiths view of the Troopers. Some of you Marines are wearing different uniforms. Oo-rah, sergeant major, and welcome aboard! YSergeant major brings Corps values to JTF FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 8 FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 9 Story by Sgt. 1st Class Kryn WesthovenThe whole is greater than the individual. Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith salutes at his relief and appointment ceremony at Camp Smith, Hawaii May 11. Col. Brent Willson presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith at Camp Smith, Hawaii May 11. photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond


FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 10 THE WIRE | PAGE 11 FEATURE My taste in music is as eclectic as my workouts. From Nas to Regina Spektor, my taste in music spans the spectrum and I have no shame admitting and genre has a time and place where I pull them up for my pleasure and while I some larly listen to as I work out is Alkaline Trio. a compilation of their greatest hits redone. ics remind me of different times in my life; deployments, my wife, good friends, good times and a few not-so-good times. get where I am and allow their music to trick pursue physical exhaustion. But then again angry for no reason other than to get out of my room to work out. By Sgt. 1st Class Richard McNamaraI learned very quickly as a young enlisted military police Soldier that calling cadence while running was a painful, gasping endeavor. Therefore, I choose music for solo PT that will discourage me from The instrumentals are outstanding. It has a Scandinavian folk metal. Finntroll and others like it, such as often than not feature traditional instru ments within their lineups. Full orchestra, pipes, tin whistle, concertina, mandolin, and complement the sound expected from a or an extended solo within a song. And they tion for physical activity. Adrenalin responds stuff. And if a growly voice helps me run By Army 1st Lt. Amelia ThatcherB classics that keep me moving. and Paul Stanley. With other songs like who would not keep moving along at a good live. Simmons is eight years older than me and if he can perform for two hours in platguitar in full face make-up, I can certainly walk fast enough to cover two and a half I prefer the live versions of feet-moving and of course the classic Rock and Roll All nics going off during the show. By Sgt. 1st Class Kryn WesthovenI going on two or three mile runs and time myself, since a typical song tends to last sections of varying intensity. A lightning-fast, segment might have me sprinting headlong By Army Pvt. Loren Cook When I run it is never for pure love of putting one foot in front of the other and moving faster than emotions. Music is the one outlet to funnel my iPod and hit play on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Running has a unique qual in my arms and how close the time is to when I will hold her again. In Portuguese these strong feelings of missing someone are called saudade. Running with Lauryn like when Frodo from the Lord of the Rings When I want to completely leave this shoes, sunglasses, and iPod, I scroll through the perfect sound for trail runs. Life is more introspective segment comes along, I inevirhythm of the new musical movement. The gives my running an inconsistent, almost If I go running with the intention of the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. If I can fool myself into thinking that Bruce anything. By Spc. Ryan HallockMusic that PUMPS ME UP!Running into the futureI joined the KISS Army!Running to growly metalAlkaline Trio Charges my batteriesMusic to work out to


WASHINGTON The Law of the Sea Convention is one avenue toward peacefully resolving competing maritime claims that Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III spoke to Pentagon reporters following his testimony yesterday as part of a military panel addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Law of the Sea Convention. The United Nations treaty opened for signature in December 1982 and took effect in recent months urged U.S. accession to the agreement. Locklear told the committee yesterday the legal framework for the maritime domain that is favorable to our national interest and pre serves our access to this critical region. protected peace in the region for more than uses of the sea that are critical for our forces to transit through and operate in the waters of Population and economic growth in the he said. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in asserted broad territorial and sovereignty The convention is an important component of a rules-based approach that encourages peaceful resolution of these tive balance of coastal state and maritime state negotiate that is favorable to our interests and that we should leverage as a check on states that attempt to assert excessive maritime claims. Because the United States is not a party to less credible than they might otherwise be. Joining the convention would place the United States in a much stronger position to demand adherence to the rules contained in it -rules that we have been protecting from Locklear told reporters the convention and customary law set standards for miliarchipelagos and major straits. There are a number of countries in the world -I think China being one of them -who from our perspective place excessive claims and excessive restrictions that are not strait and every sea line of communication naval routes between ports. All nations concerned with shipping access will be further at risk if these excessive claims The Law of the Sea Convention could form the basis for an international forum allowing countries to express competing Then there will have to be some comprocontinually competing claims that end up Locklear said there are enough maritime and competing claims should be resolved peacefully. Responding to a question on U.S.-China said he has been encouraged by the receptive ness he has seen from his Chinese counterparts. I look forward to continuing our dialogue their invitation. That visit will involve discussions about military claims and all of the other issues that A productive partnership between the two nations is very important to Asia-Pacific a position in the coming months and years to added. SERVICE NEWS THE WIRE | PAGE 12 MIND, BODY & SPIRIT THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Bjornson Dont feed the banana rats!Locklear backs Law of the Sea Treaty ON THE DECK By Karen Parrish American Forces Press ServiceStrengthen your spiritual walkA privilege of serving with military war riors around the globe during times of peace and war. No matter which branch of the ser vice they serve in or what faith background common theme they shared with me the ber one reason warriors seek my counsel as a chaplain is because they struggle to have an desire to connect with their God in healthy lenges and problems in our lives. I would like to share from my heart how I believe you can will no doubt help you to be more spiritually resilient. called Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF). It is considered a holistic approach to helping our fighting forces to be more resilient. It encompasses the four pillars of We usually never have a problem talking or the spiritual pillar. We are reluctant to say or write anything related to religion or spiritualit is the foundation of what gives the other pillars their strength and how we experience the desires of our heart to be at peace and spiritual. I respectfully suggest you exercise this pillar daily if you hope to foster spiritual growth in your lives. Spirituality can be that give you a sense of purpose and peace. Spirituality helps you connect to something make you a more resilient individual. For me ticing a set of religious beliefs that help promote a healthy connection with God. For others it is found in non-religious ways way in which you express spirituality helps experience the peace which you long for. which in turn will deepen our connection our heart and mind as we exercise spiritual the Holy in our lives and become more spiritually resilient. Mind, Body & Spirit By Air Force Lt. Col. David Buttrick Deputy Command Chaplain


When I was a Seaman Recruit, just before I went on a camping trip in the Wisconsin north woods with my friend John. After we watched a lunar eclipse, John told me about the greys and several other alien races that watch planet Earth. He explained that alien hybrids walk among us (apparently one was really good friends with his mom). John was also very big on the notion the human race had been planted on Earth by the alien race of the greys who watch us from the dark side of the moon. Not that I bought into this theory, but I let him speak his piece. That night, I learned about pan spermia, the hypothesis that life exists throughout the universe and it is deposited on planets by celestial objects and/or other beings. I thought of John while I watched Prometheus, the latest Ridley Scott (Blade the premise of panspermia as the springboard for its story. This film is loosely (though not necessarily) set in the Alien film continuity originated by Scott in 1979s Alien. The kind of movie. The other offerings were creepy action pictures. Prometheus is the first time the series questions mankinds origins. This film opens in the side of a cliff high in Scotland where a group of researchers discover a cave with primitive paintings on its walls. The paintings are similar to other paintings found throughout time around the world. All of the paintings predate recorded history and each contain an identical star chart. Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce, Lockdown) the elderly CEO of the Weyland Corporation (a forerunner of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation as seen in lar craft Prometheus to journey with a research team to the location depicted in the ancient graphs. In Greek mythology, the titan Prometheus created man from clay. Similiarly, the science vessel Prometheus is seeking a potential alien race which may be responsible for planting mankind as a primordial DNA life form at aspect of the mission is overseen by Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows). Though she considers herself a Christian with strong faith, she is in search of answers to assert her faith. What will she think if she learns an alien race really did plant mankind? What will become of her faith? Asking these kinds of what if questions is what Prometheus does best. There are several characters on the expedition with different agendas. Some are looking for the answers to life while others are only on board Prometheus to drive the bus and collect a paycheck. The mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman) is a bitter ice queen who is not enthusiastic about the mission. Being a consummate professional, she will overcome her skepticism and ensure the mission is carried out faithfully to give it the benefit of the doubt. Prometheus sets down on the foreboding world believed to be the location of the engineers who may have made the human race. Shaw leads the investigation team into a pyramid structure to discover humanoid remains and biological residue. Is it alive? Thats when we learn the explorers are not alone in there. Something lurks in the shadows and in the puddles. But what? Creepy android David (Michael Fassbender, X-Men: First Class) is also ask ing questions about existence. When he asks a crew member why man created androids, David is disappointed with the answer of Because we could. David asks the crew man what he would think if the engineers would give mankind a similar answer. What then? The level of disappointment man would experience might be too much to bear. Prometheus is grand in concept, scope and vision. Director Ridley Scott approaches the film in a thought provoking manner. ation, intelligent design and panspermia. All scares are freaky. The sequence of a woman performing a self-abortion is both unsettling and claustrophobic. It echoes the original Alien dining scene with the aliens first emergence. This new scene is expertly done and might be as memorable. Though Prometheus deserves praise for its craft, I found the picture a little under whelming as a whole. Sure, the vistas and scares are good, but I wonder if thats going to be enough satisfy audiences. Questions By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty Bjornson BULLETIN BOARD THE WIRE | PAGE 15 MOVIE from page 14 are left unanswered and new ones are asked. Though I realize the characters live in a dark world, I found the movie a little too grim, sterile and devoid of emotion for my taste. This is to the pictures detriment. At least James Camerons Aliens (1986) provided top-notch scares with some comic relief in the form of Private Hudson (Game over, man! Game over!). Prometheus lays the dread on pretty thick and heavy without ever looking back. I marginally recommend Prometheus for its sharp writing, grand visuals, scares and overall creepiness. What the crew ultimately encounters ends anti-climatically, though hints at a possible sequel. There are traces of the feel of Alien thrown in for good measure, but is more of a homage to a much better picture. Prometheus may disturb and entertain audiences, as it is designed to, but I doubt many people will ever care to see it again. Thats too bad. This movie has all the makings to be one of the great Though a decent offering, theres nothing about it that sticks. Maybe it doesnt have to, but I was really hoping for something a little more. GTMO Religious ServicesNAVSTA Main ChapelDaily Catholic Mass Tues.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Sunday 9 a.m. General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. Protestant Communion Sunday 9:30 a.m. Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m. Room A Islamic Service Friday 1 p.m. Room C Intense Spiritual Fitness Power Lunch! 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Capt. Bradley Thom, JTF command chaplain, presents Rear Adm. David Woods, JTF commander with a Bible. Maj. Jeff Bell, former J-23 chief, leads a song of inspiration on his guitar.Capt. Bradley Thom, JTF command chaplain, lays down some harmonica during a song of inspiration performed at a prayer breakfast at the Seaside Galley June 15. The morning of breakfast, prayer, and music celebrated the 200th anniversary of the War of The sunrise over the shoreline of Guantanamo Bay marked the start of a new day, a day which marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The GTMO community joined together to honor this occasion during a prayer breakfast that celebrated the 15. Chaplain Capt. Bradley Thom welcomed the audience to a morning of prayer, history, music, and some good chow. As the audience enjoyed their breakfast, Rear Adm. David Woods gave a speech on the history of the War of 1812. Its something to remember, said Woods. Its our heritage. It Rear Adm. Woods quizzed the crowd on their history. Where was the treaty signed during the war of 1812, and 15 stripes and 15 stars, were questions he asked. Audience mem and Vermont, received commanders coins from the admiral. Its something to remember; its a touchstone, said Woods. Its something to cherish as we move forward. If we dont cel ebrate it, well forget. The morning closed with a song of inspiration performed by Cmdr. Geoffrey Maasberg, and Capt. Adam Ertsey. Story and photos by Spc. Ryan Hallock