The wire
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Title: The wire
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Publication Date: 10-19-2012
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Volume 14, Issue 6 Friday, October 19, 2012


INDEXThe Wire october 19, 2012 Movie review: The Watch Fire Prevention Trooper Focus Trooper to TrooperThe 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 1,200.4 6 8 10 NEWS FROM THE BAY Rear Adm. John W. SmithCommander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Ccommand orner Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the Navy Birthday Ball, celebrating 237 years of the U.S. Navys service to our nation. If youve never attended a ser vice ball, events like these are a lot of fun. The Navy Ball was not only a chance to put on my GTMO best and enjoy a night out my Navys proud heritage. Ill admit up front: I the study of history fascinating. History is what happens when people, politics, personalities, cultures, technologies, weather and geography mix. Our service history our heritage informs who we are, what we believe, and how we think. This year, the Navy is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Americas Navy was then only twenty ships strong, pit ted against the mighty British Navy. Yet our small but incredibly courageous Navy managed to outwit and stunning streak of victories at sea. The War of 1812 produced heroes whose words inspire us to this day. Mortally wounded, Captain James Lawrences last spoken command soon became a battle cry throughout the American fleet, most famously as the motto emblazoning Oliver Lake Erie: Dont Give Up The Ship. During Americas Second War of Independence, when Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the Star Spangled Banner, the Navy proved that it was essential to our nations defense and prosperity by protecting national commerce, enforc ing trade laws, and ensuring freedom of the seas. This mission endures today. Knowing our past helps guide us into the future. Here at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, each of us has the opportunity to serve alongside all of the branches of our mili tary Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and components active, reserve and National Guard. Each has a proud and unique heritage to share. While youre here in Guantanamo, take the opportunity to study your service heritage and learn about other services. Go to their balls, their ceremonies, their memorials. Learn their history. I think ter what uniform we wear, we all share a profound love of country, a commitment to service and a solemn sense of duty. As JTF Commander, I take special pride seeing these common values, born in battle and upheld by generations of Americans, driving our daily work. Cherish your ser vices heritage. Look to it for strength and inspiration. And Dont Give Up The Ship! COMMAND CORNER THE WIRE | PAGE 2 THE WIRE | PAGE 3 JTF GuantanamoCommander Rear Adm. John W. Smith Jr. Deputy Commander Army Brig. Gen. James Lettko Sergeant Major Marine Sgt. Maj. Scott Smith Office of Public Affairs Director Navy Capt. Robert Durand: 9928 Deputy Director Army Capt. Alvin Phillips: 9927 Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. 1st Class Rick McNamara: 8141The WireSenior Editor Army Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto Layout Editor Army Pfc. Loren Cook Copy Editor Spc. Vanessa Davila Assistant Editor Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Jeffries Photojournalists Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis Jr. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Hammond Army Sgt. Brett Perkins Army Sgt. Dani White Spc. Raechel Haynes Webmaster Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Keith SimmonsContact usEditors Desk: 3651 Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil Online: www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/wire.html Joint Task Force Guantanamo Safe Humane Legal Transparent Cover: While youre here in Guantanamo, take the opportunity to study your service heritage and learn about other services. Go to their balls, their ceremonies, their memorials. no matter what uniform we wear, we all share a profound love of country, a commitment to service and a solemn sense of duty. Marine Corps birthday ballThe ball is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 with a cocktail hour at 1800, a ceremony at 1900, and dinner and dancing from 2000 to 0200. Tickets are on sale at Marine Hill from 1130-1300 Monday through Friday and at the NEX atrium from 1000-1400 on Saturday. Cost is $35 for E6 and above and civilians, $25 for E4-E5, and $15 for E1-E3. Formal attire only. How to search for workAre you in the National Guard or Reserves? Active-duty and not sure what to do after the military? The Fleet and Family Support Center offers a class just for you Oct. 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the FFSC building. The class teaches the skills you need Bend it like BeckhamThe 2012 fall mens and womens soccer league season is scheduled to begin Oct. 29 at Cooper Field. The league is open to those 16 and up, and a players pool is available. A coaches meeting is planned for Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the mation, call 2113. The Naval Station Guantanamo Bay First Halloween party Oct. 27 at the Community Center at 9 p.m. Best of all, if youre over 18, youre invited. Costumes are encouraged, as are donations. So come out and have some fun celebrating Halloween! No alcohol at lyceumsBy order of the Naval Station hol is no longer allowed at the Downtown or Camp Bulkeley Lyceum until further notice. Concession stands will no longer sell beer. Coolers are also forbidden. Feeding the cats at the Downtown Lyceum or the banana rats at Camp Bulkeley remain no-goes. Zombies wanted!MWR needs volunteers to ensure a thrilling experience during the Zombie 5K run Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Volunteer to eat your fellow man! Cannibalism not your thing? They also need makeup artists to create those zombies. For more information, call 77262. Looking for a few good zombies! Only at GTMO by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brett Custer


After reviewing Looper, I found myself unenthusiastic about this weeks offer ings. Im sure Ill check out Frankenweenie at some point since Im a fan of the original, but I decided Id turn my critical eye to The Watch instead. Apparently, this movie was originally going to be called Neighborhood Watch, but changed its name after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Since I hadnt seen any previews or heard anything about this movie, I wasnt sure what to expect. What I got was a story about Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller, Tower Heist), a Costco manager in a small town in Ohio. He has a beautiful house, a loving wife, and is very active in the community. In fact, he starts new clubs all the time just so he can be more active, and to keep himself from notic ing he has no real friends. One day, the night security guard at his Costco is brutally murdered. In response to the local police departments woeful incompetence, Evan takes it upon himself to start a neighborhood watch group. Evan is joined by Bob (Vince Vaughn, The Dilemma), a construction contractor; Franklin (Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street), a high school dropout who aspires to become cal, and mental health tests; and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade, British TVs The IT Crowd), a British expatriate and recent divorcee who joined the group hoping to meet women. The Watch begins staking out and tryhigh school students angry with Franklin tile homeowner (R. Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket) who thinks his shotgun is all the protection he needs; and obstruction by police Sgt. Bressman (Will Forte, TVs Saturday Night Live), who constantly antagonizes the group. As the Watch battles these adversaries, they accidentally unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy: there are aliens among them. Soon they become hopelessly paranoid. Anyone could be an alien in disguise, walking the streets like any other normal human but secretly gathering intelligence for their evil alien overlords. Will the Watch be successful in saving their small town and the rest of the world by extension? Will the members of the Watch course they will! Its a comedy. These arent great cliffhangers, but Im not going to tell you HOW. gling to review a movie because I really dont have much to say about it. The easiest movies to review are ones I loved or ones I hated. This one sits right in the middle for me. On the other hand, I seem to be in the minority. This movie holds a 17% rating on the reviews aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. A lot of critics are treating it like it murdered their parents and Im not sure why. A common criticism in the reviews I read was that critics expected more from Vince Vaughn are both well-established comedy players. Jonah Hill, of course, is a star on the rise; he was the star in 21 Jump Street, reportedly one of the funniest movies of the year (which I sadly didnt get a chance to see), and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in last years Moneyball. I think I can understand the criticism. Stiller, Vaughn, and Hill are comedy geniuses, but theyre not really utilized to their full est extent. Stillers Evan is the straight man of the movie; hes an extreme Type A per sonality and has to learn to relax. Vaughns character is a little better. Hes the foil for Stiller, urging the group to relax and take it easy, and his overprotective dad routine is good for some laughs. Hills character though, didnt do much for me. Ive known too many people like Franklin. On the other hand, I have nothing but praise for Richard Ayoade. He was barely hes not a big-name star to American audiences. Ive seen The IT Crowd, though, so I was excited when I saw him. His character in this movie is a lot like his character in that show, except without the awkwardness. He routinely upstages his big-name costars with his quiet hilarity. So with this many stars, I can certainly But just because a movie doesnt live up to expectations doesnt mean its bad. If you took a test expecting an A and got a 75, its still not an F. Its a C. So is this comedy funny? Sure! There are some montages in the movie that had me in stitches, and Jamarcus was consistently funny. On the other hand, some movies can showcase inappropriate humor without being low-brow and crude, but this movie doesnt. About halfway through the movie theres a joke about large-sized condoms and it goes downhill from there. Past that point, its almost entirely jokes about male genitalia. In the end, this movie is not great, but its not terrible and I think it deserves better than 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. I think not terrible and not great is pretty much the definition of average, so thats my appraisal of the movie. You can check it out if you want. Its not like you have to pay for it. MOVIE REVIEW THE WIRE | PAGE 4 By Army Pfc. Loren Cook Movie Review R 102 min. The Watch THE WIRE | PAGE 5 FEA TURE


FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 6 FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 7 Story and photos by Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis enthusiasm, but the kids at the W.T. Sampson High School needed something a little more serious to gain their attention. We had specific videos for the 6th through 12th graders that showed them how a fire actually builds up, said Foley. We talked about carbon monoxide and what we wanted to do was tie it into their science and chemistry. He talked about the four components of taining chemical reaction and emphasized on the chemical part. kids practiced on and spray the dry chemical reaction, said Foley. Youre actually knocking out two components because the oxygen goes out as well. The kids seemed as if they took a lot of extinguishers. Monday through Thursday, Foley and the cators, entertainers and heroes. They had a run and involved fun games for people of all ages and a barbeque. Troopers and family members enjoyed and take it off the fastest. Some of the kids and adults got soaked spraying a giant ball ten feet above their heads with a hose in a game of water ball. They were able to show their strength in a As the night sky moved in, Foley showed the audience how fast a Christmas tree burned and performed a turkey fire demonstration. The kids cheered with loud squeaky voices back down. Fire Prevention Week was established the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures though; many theories and urban legends A Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Fire Prevention Week: answering your burning questions When you think about Naval Station ing, scuba diving and all the other fun things you could do around the water here. As you continue to drift off into space from your long 25 mile-per-hour ride around the island, you happen to snap back to earth and realize that you havent taken any consideration for keeping your Troopers and family safe from work environments. week informing residents about just how concerned we should be by providing fire safety tips and basic emergency plans during this years Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week kicked off on th at the NEX. Fire inspector Clifford Foley and his crew from the depart ment handed out pamphlets and talked to the ing they returned to the NEX to conduct the NEX employees followed protocol and escorted customers out and rallied in a safe place. Later that afternoon, Troopers were able to gain a little fire safety knowledge after their cool plastic fireman hats and handy found out if kids nowadays still perform the stop, drop and roll action during a ago. Foley didnt have the W.T. Sampson they got dizzy but he said thats a usual drill he has them practice. They already knew that, said Foley. low under smoke. The children watched a 15-minute fire safety video about having two ways out, which happens to be the theme of Fire Safety Week. He talked to the kids about basic fire stressed great ways you can plan your twoway escape. He feels strongly about kids not playing with lighters and matches. ters, Foley said. Those are the kids that are Washington State, I had nine arsons I had to solve; it was kids playing with matches. They were trying to burn down the cars and trying He said some young kids want to know want to try to eliminate that urge by informwere also given an opportunity to gaze upon Fire safety tips and awesome aware ness advice was Foleys main agenda but he was also able to entertain the children with Pluggie a remote controlled three-foot robot hydrant that walks (or rolls), talks and squirts water at you. Pluggie was great with the kids. The children enjoyed his company as the hydrant talked with them and lit up its bright yellow eyes. The young students showed even more excitement when Foley introduced Sparky. Sparky was great interacting with the kindergarten children and showed much


THE WIRE | PAGE 8 TROOPER FOCUS TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 9 TrooperFocus La pasin de cocinar con Sargento Vicenty The passion of cooking: with Sgt. VicentyPassion. What does this word mean to you? Does it bring to mind an object, a person, or an activity? Most people have something they are passionate about; some even have more than one passion, such as Army Sergeant Joselito Vicenty. Sergeant Vicenty is passionate about both his Puerto Rican heritage and cooking. Sergeant Vicenty was born in New Jersey and lived there until the age of 12, when his family moved to Puerto Rico. His cook ing skills were learned by necessity but very quickly became a passion. When he was 11 years old, his mother had to return to Puerto Rico for several weeks, leaving Vicenty, his four brothers, and two sisters with his stepfather a trucker who wasnt always around to cook. Vicenty recalls that the first meal he tried to prepare for his siblings was mashed potatoes. He said they didnt turn out very well, but seeing that it helped his family he chose to continue learning to cook. When his mother returned he asked her to teach him how to cook, and expanded his learning through books and cooking shows. After moving to Puerto Rico he contin ued to cook at home and after graduation joined the police department. On top of being a police officer, Sgt. Vicenty is a member of the Puerto Rican National Guard and is currently an escort controlhis schedule could be hectic, which made it challenging for him to continue studying culinary arts. Fortunately a change in the schedule allowed him to pursue a degree in culinary arts at a local culinary school, the Instituto de Banca y Comercio. Puerto Rican food is not about spices, Sgt. Vicenty explained. We use spices[but not to make it hot.] Puerto Rican food is Rican food with Mexican or other Latin American foods. Last week, Sergeant Vicenty taught the Hispanic Heritage cooking class as part of the Liberty Program. Sergeant Vicenty didnt need to be asked, he volunteered. It was an opportunity to share his passion for both cooking and his heritage. Teaching the class was also another way for him to teach Puerto Rican culture to service members. After moving to Puerto Rico, I learned everything from my country, Sgt. Vicenty shared. I didnt know that we had so much place in history, and it made me prouder to be Puerto Rican. Sgt. Vicenty is no stranger to deployments, his tour here in Guantanamo Bay is his fourth deployment. With eighteen years experience in the Army, hes gained is much the same in that experience builds When it comes to cooking, you need a lot Despite being Puerto Rican, Sergeant Vicenty said that his favorite dishes to make are Italian dishes. He likes to make desserts and appetizers as well, and his favorite dessert to make is Baileys cheesecake. Sergeant Vicentys passion for cooking plays into his goals for the future he wants to start his own restaurant when he retires from being a For some like Sergeant Vicenty, passions can be born of necessity. For some, passion is born of curiosity. Some people are even lucky enough to have more than one passion. Sergeant Vicenty stressed the importance of your passions. Story by Spc. Raechel Haynes Photos by Army Staff Sgt. Lewis Hilburn


THE BACK PAGE THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Camp America :00 :20 :40 Gazebo :02 :22 :42 NEX Trailer :03 :23 :43 Camp Delta 2 :06 :26 :46 KB 373 :10 :30 :50 TK 4 :12 :32 :52 JAS :13 :33 :53 TK 3 :14 :34 :54 TK 2 :15 :35 :55 TK 1 :16 :36 :56 West Iguana :18 :38 :58 Windjammer/Gym :21 :41 :01 Gold Hill Galley :24 :44 :04 NEX :26 :46 :16 96 Man Camp :31 :51 :11 NEX :33 :53 :13 Gold Hill Galley :37 :57 :17 Windjammer/Gym :36 :56 :16 West Iguana :39 :59 :19 TK 1 :40 :00 :20 TK 2 :43 :03 :23 TK 3 :45 :05 :25 TK 4 :47 :07 :27 KB 373 :50 :10 :30 Camp Delta 1 :52 :12 :32 IOF :54 :14 :34 NEX Trailer :57 :17 :37 Gazebo :58 :18 :38 Camp America :00 :20 :40Guantanamo Bay Bus ScheduleAll buses run on the hour, 7 days/week, from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. GTMO Religious Services NAVSTA MAIN CHAPEL Daily Catholic Mass Tues.-Fri. 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Spanish-language Mass Sunday 4:35 p.m. General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Service Sunday 1 p.m. Christian Fellowship Sunday 6 p.m. CHAPEL ANNEXES Protestant Communion Sunday 9:30 a.m. Room B 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 JTF TROOPER CHAPEL Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m. SAFE RIDE 84781Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU 20 Call the movie hotline at 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information. 19 21 22 23 25 24 Paranorman (NEW) (PG) 8 p.m. The Watch (R) 10 p.m. Argo (NEW) (R) 8 p.m. Looper (R) 10 p.m. Argo (NEW) (R) 8 p.m. Looper (R) 10 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (NEW) (PG) 8 p.m. The Watch (R) 10 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (NEW) (PG) 8 p.m. Paranorman (NEW) (PG) 8 p.m. Step Up Revolution (Last Showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. The Watch (Last Showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days (Last Showing) (PG) 8 p.m. Argo (R) 8 p.m. The Watch (Last Showing) (R) 8 p.m. Frankenweenie (PG-13) 8 p.m. Trouble with the Curve (PG-13) 8 p.m. Step Up Revolution (Last Showing) (PG-13) 8 p.m.Downtown Lyceum Camp Bulkeley TROOPER T O TROOPER THE WIRE | PAGE 10 After 28 years in uniform, ten National Guard and 18 Active Guard Reserve, I have come to the conclusion that the secret to our success is in how we treat others. The GOLDEN RULE (treat others as you would like to be treated) is just one of the most vital significant ways to impact our military culture one person at a time. There are no distinctions of individuals, and or groups. This joint environment is perfect to practice the rule. The Army uses words like tact, consideration of others, Battle-Buddy system, taking care of Troops or Army core value respect. I have been in the Military Police Corp for two years and as a former drill sergeant for seven years and a facilitator, nothing is further from the truth than living the Golden Rule. There is one thing thats guaranteed in our career, we are a pro fession of arms and we will deal with others when leading or complying with our duties. All professions bear a moral code and the military is no different. The values and ethics that we inculcate to all Troops, up and down the chain of command and peers across and alongside us are constantly displaying our true moral fiber. Our actions, words, and disposition are what influence our ability to effectively lead and mentor others. The breakdown of teams, work environment, and social relationships all stem from our personal conduct, morals and ethics. Leadership principles should be our main focus. I strive on always teaching, educating and living an ethical life style our actions speak louder than our words. I spent eight years in the classroom modeling and training military doctrine and nine years in the can only take you so far. Back home I serve my church as the leader of the mens Christian Association Group. I willingly live conscious of my projection within my community. Honor for example, which is nothing more than your reputation, can be crushed in an instant. Your character and your word is your bond; your credentials are wagered based on who others think you really are and not on whom you are. Out of all the important aspects of Leadership the most important one that should standout are your core values and morals. Integrity to me is the key ingredient for all Troops to pos ses both on and off duty. To do what is right morally or legally is a choice of our own free will. I am taken by unexplain able, out of character behavior. Even our character is measured by others when we attempt acts on the third and fourth try. I have had the opportunity to impact military Soldiers from Honduras, Dominican Republic, correctional officers, high school dropouts and thou sands of recruits who choose this military profession. I have concluded upon witnessis shared across cultures, social classes and even groups with similar backgrounds; the eagerness to do good to others. People yearn for healthy relationships but neglect to polish and develop their human relations muscle. There is no such thing as a free lunch. I encourage you to develop the habit and the habit will develop you. Individual values grow from our experiences; however as we progress up the success ladder, skills and education is required. Individual Values are expected from the start. The Golden Rule is a twoway street, do not be mistaken or mislead, dont be fooled by the image as you look in the mirror. When we see our Troops their again. Living a moral life style will not hap pen just by thinking about it, you must make a conscious choice to do it. Army strong values are exercised in everything we do. Unfaltering truthfulness will lead you to live by the Golden Rule, so stop arguing over what a good Trooper is like Just be one! PSEC ALERT PROTECT YOUR INFO! Commissions OPSEC Commissions are a time of increased focus on both NAVSTA and JTF-GTMO. It is important to remember that we will have an increase in media and other visitors to the base in support of this very impor tant operation. Here are some OPSEC reminders Always use the need to know principle. Do not talk about work related material outside of your work environment. Practice 100-percent shred with paper materials. Remember to stay clear of commission facilities and obey all posted restricted area and no photography signs. Do not engage in personal photography of military vehicles, facilities or operations. Protect our personnel, visitors and base while ensuring safe secure operations. Use OPSEC.Master Sergeant Luis Cora Joint Detention Group Operations NCO Living by the Golden RuleTrooper to Trooper