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Volume 14, Issue 10 Friday, November 23, 2012


Toilet seat ring toss and more at the Redneck Games today at 5:30 p.m. at the Windjammer!Brig. Gen. James LettkoDeputy Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Ccommand orner Last week, we said thank you and a job well done to our Coast Guard Marine Security and Safety Team New Orleans and we welcomed our Coast Guard Port Security Unit from Long Beach, Calif. Last week, the 602nd Military Police Company arrived from Bossier, La., replacing the 348th Military Police Company, who will be returning to Ames, Iowa. Thanks for a great job 348th. Welcome to the 191st Military Police Company from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. As we all can attest to, Joint Task Force Guantanamo is always changing. A person or a unit is always arriving and one departing. Rotations of Troopers are the nature of a Joint Task Force. We use standard operation procedures (SOPs) and policy memorandums to help us maintain continuity and consistency to mitigate our rotational nature. If you are new to the JTF and have not learned the SOPs that are pertinent to your duty position, I urge you to do so imme diately. Regardless of your duty position, all should become familiar with the JTF-GTMO policies that can be found on our SharePoint home page as well as the Naval Station GTMO instructions that guide our actions while on Naval Station GTMO. As we look across our JTF, we see many new faces and young faces. For many of our fellow Troopers, the deployment to away from friends and family over a holi day period. I expect our more experienced leaders to demonstrate positive leadership by ensuring we talk to our junior Troopers and ensure we get them through what may have many constructive activities planned throughout the holiday season and different ways our Troopers can connect back home. The mission we perform within the JTF is very important and can be very stressful. Balancing the demands of a 12-hour-plus shift four days a week with constructive down time can be a challenge here at NAVSTA GTMO. Regardless of how long you have been here, professional and personal development should be a goal. Identifying that next professional or personal goal will make you a better Trooper and person and will provide you with an outlet something else to think about as you progress through your tour. Using your time in a construc tive manner will be more effective for you than using your time in a non-constructive or potentially destructive way. Watching out for your shipmate, battle buddy, or wingman is everyones responsibility. Using a designated driver, using Safe Ride when appropriate, and ensuring your buddy does not do something that will jeopardize his life or job is a responsibility we all share. Responsible behavior is key to success at JTF-GTMO. If you are not over 21 years of age, do not drink alcohol its against the law. If you are over 21 years old, dont buy alcohol for those under 21 its against the law. As we approach the holidays, I expect positive leadership to extend throughout the depth of the JTF to ensure we all celebrate in a safe and constructive manner, thus keeping our mission as our number one priority. 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 Stephen Petibone: 3383 Command Information NCOIC Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis Jr.: 3499The WireSenior Editor Army Sgt. Jonathan Monfiletto Layout Editor Spc. Raechel Haynes Copy Editor Spc. Brian Godette Assistant Editor Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Jeffries Webmaster Army Sgt. Trisha PinczesContact 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: Alan Hupp Huppman, the lead singer of both Hupp N Ray and Face for Radio, sings and strums a guitar decoIdentifying that next professional or personal goal will make you a better Trooper and person and will provide you with an outlet something else to think about as you progress through your tour. MWR wants you!MWR needs the feedback of YOU the residents of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to ensure they offer you the best possible experience. Stop by one or all of the following locations to participate and fill out a survey: Windjammer and Marine Hill pools; Denich, ters; Bayview, Windjammer, OKellys, Jerk House, Triple C, KFC, A&W, and Taco Bell; Marblehead Lanes Bowling Center; Information, Tickets, & Tours; Marine Hill, Deer Point, Tierra Kay and Camp America liberty centers; Downtown and Camp Bulkeley lyceums; library; marina and sailing center; outdoor recreation center and bike shop; golf course, driving range and disc golf course; and auto skills center. Thanks for the weekend!The Troopers of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay have plenty of chances to get out and have some fun this weekend. First, embrace your inner redneck or pretend you have an inner redneck at MWRs Redneck Games. Show up behind the Windjammer today at 5:30 p.m. and you can participate in a variety of games or in the redneck costume contest at 7 p.m. On Saturday, take part in the Turkey Shoot Paintball Tournament from 2 to 4 p.m. Paintball enthusiasts can test their skill and aim by shooting at 20 different targets, and third most accurate male and female. Also on Saturday is the Turkey Gobbler All-Night Softball Tournament starting at 7 p.m. Up to 12 teams will compete in a onepitch, double-elimination format.A new way to bowlCome out and enjoy all-new Cosmic Bowling, now playing at Marblehead Lanes Bowling Center every Friday and Saturday night from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The scene features new cosmic lights and sound system, and attendees can request music on four new big screens. The $13 cost includes two and a half hours of bowling and a shoe rental. A new way to danceLearn to salsa! Lessons are held every Saturday at the W.T. Sampson Elementary School gymnasium. There is a beginner class from 7 to 8 p.m. and an intermediate class from 8 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact gtmosalsa@yahoo.com or 84093. Only at GTMO by Spc. Brian Godette INDEXThe Wire November 23, 2012 Movie review: Taken 2 Save Turkey Day! Fitness Aerobathon Expo Hupp N Ray/Face for Radio Trooper Focus Native American month Geocache TournamentThe 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. NEWS FROM THE BAY 4 6 7 8 10 12 13


The Downtown Lyceum offered four new movies to choose from this week. There MOVIE REVIEW THE WIRE | PAGE 4 Listen to me carefully, Kim. Your mother and I are going to be taken and people are going to come for you too. By Army Staff Sgt. Michael Davis Jr. Movie Review PG-13 92 min.


THE WIRE | PAGE 6 changed a lot since I was a youngster and a child of the 90s. When I was growing up, we all fended for ourselves when it came to school Thanksgiving meals and our family dinners because Thanksgiving was just that important. One seemed to always be content if he received one piece of turkey, a scoop of stuffing and a slice of pie after Cousin Bob or Cousin Lauren took the last piece of apple pie in a sudden-death power struggle. But that was OK because it was all a part of the meaning of Thanksgiving. We were all just thankful to sit and partake of an enjoyable meal with family and sometimes close friends discussing the latest news of the day or even playing a game of Pictionary before hav ing a psychedelic food hangover and then watching the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys lose against their respective opponents for their annual paid sports monopoly infomercial. That is not the case today because, again, times have certainly changed. Just two weeks ago, retail giant Wal-Mart announced that it would open stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to give blood-thirsty consumers an early advantage on Black Friday savings. As you would imagine, this triggered a copycat reaction from competitors K-Mart, Toys R Us, Sears, Target, etc., who abruptly realized they too can contribute to the savings of Americas sons and daughters by deciding, Lets create Black Thursday Evening! By all measures, this is yet another attempt at destroying, as I see it, the one last day of the year in which no matter what religion, race, ethnicity or gender you are or what region of the country you are from, when Americans would gather as one to reminisce, discuss, cheer, eat, drink, eat some more, and sleep some more, BUT most of all, give thanks. So my plea, my dear Troopers, is a simple one: We Troopers are a force, and I say lets start now proclaiming our true allegiance to Turkey Day before it is not just a distant cousin of the holiday consumer-driven marathon but even more horrifying, a distant memory. Commentary by Army Capt. Al PhillipsGood day, fellow Troopers! So heres a random thing I thought of while run ning down Sherman Avenue last week: Why are there a giant Christmas tree and light pole decorations up so soon and Thanksgiving has not arrived? Is it just me, or does it seem like Thanksgiving has become the distant cousin of Christmas? Dont get me wrong, I am all about Christmas, but I do remember the glorious days of a holiday truly celebrated and shared called Thanksgiving. Food, what glorious food turkey, stuffing with homemade cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, ham with the pineapple slices just right, sweet potato cas serole, pumpkin pie, and, of course, Aunt Rozs famous bread pudding! Do you get my drift? My stomach is now aching in antic ipation for this Thursdays meal at the Seaside Galley. Yes, indeed, things have FEA TURE Save Turkey Day! Story and photos by Army Sgt. Trisha PinczesLike no other Richard Simmons or Billy Blake VHS workout, the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay monthly aerobathon brings out the Chuck Norris in everyone. As part of the Morale Welfare and Recreation program here at GTMO, the second Wednesday of every month brings men, women, and children out for an intense two-hour workout. Over 100 participants completed condensed sessions of cardio kickboxing, Zumba, step aerobics, and other classes regularly offered through MWR, at Denich Gym Nov. 14. Its a good way to showcase all of the classes coordinator for MWR. There are samples of the 56 classes we teach every month. On a small island, getting into a routine can become a rut and trying new things is an easy way to keep people interested in physical exer cise. Its a great time for people to come out and do something different, said Lt. Cmdr. Al tion and participant in the event. You also get a chance to see something different and enjoy yourself while you do it. Introducing the body to new exercises can help keep it from getting so used to one exercise workout as you once did. Your body needs all different types of exer cise, Anthony said. Cross-training is important because if you do the same thing over and over again you can actually cause injuries. While some of the classes may not be every ones cup of tea, the aerobathon helps people at least try something new or different. Ive seen people come to the Aerobathon, sit and watch the class, and halfway through decide to join, Anthony said. All of a sudden, they are a regular customer at class. Many people may also make the mistake of judging a book by its cover, or in this case, judging a class by its name. If you see a class on our schedule like power training, a lot of people might look at it and go, Oh, thats lifting weights, I dont want to get big muscles, Anthony said. They later come and realize that it actually has really good While one muscle groups resting, we are working the other one. Finding new classes one may be interested in is a great result of the event and although the aerobathon is not a workout meant to be on a daily basis, to make it through the entire program is quite a feat. They like the classes and people like to challenge themselves, Anthony said. This is a two-hour workout with very little breaks in between and it tests every bit of your strength, endurance and cardiovascular health. FEA TURETHE WIRE | PAGE 7


We started putting the names on this guitar that has sort of turned into a memorial for us and we take to every show. Its become a really special thing. Hupp Huppmann, lead vocalist Face for Radio drummer Rob Jewell plays his part during the bands cover of a rock song. The band performed Friday and Saturday nights at the Tiki bar. Face for Radio bassist Allen Flannery and guitarist Vic Deacon jam together during the bands concert on Saturday night at the Tiki Bar. The band also performed there Friday night. Huppman strums his signature acoustic guitar during a performance of Hupp N Ray on Thursday night at the Bayview Club. This guitar, used by Hupp N Ray and Face for Radio lead vocalist Hupp Huppmann, contains the names of service members killed in the line of duty as the bands pay tribute to the military with their music. Hupp N Ray bassist Ray Hetchka also provides back-up vocals during the bands version of a classic song on Thursday night at the Bayview Club. The band also performed there Sunday. Story by Spc. Brian Godette Photos by Army Sgt. Jonathan MonfilettoRolling strong on the train of rock, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay played host to its third straight week of stellar rock performances. This time around GTMO residents got a double treat with the combined musical stylings of Hupp N Ray and Face for Radio. Providing a unique twist, both bands are actually intertwined by the lead vocalist of both bands, Alan Hupp Huppmann. The stage was set, literally and figuratively, for both bands to put listeners into a musical euphoria during a four-day concert showcase. Hupp N Ray led the showcase at the Bayview Nov. 15 for Mongolian night. The two-man classic rock cover band starring Hupp Huppmann and Ray Hetchka, kicked the weekend off playing acoustic renditions of classics, with the help of Vic Deacon, guitarist from Face for Radio. The rest of the Face for Radio band members sat up front and took in the music they love to hear with the rest of the Troopers in attendance that night. Theres nothing like getting on stage and putting some energy out there through music and then having that energy come back from a crowd, said Huppman. Theres nothing in the world like it. It was a feeling that could be seen on the band members faces while they transitioned from one song to another, but not without first hear ing the acceptance of the crowd, for the song just completed or the anticipation through the introduc tion of the song coming. Hupp N Ray fed the audiences musical appetite for two hours that night, while the Mongolian style food fed their bellies. The crowd got more and more engaged into the performance after their meals were done and a few beers were purchased, belting out songs for the band to play. Hupp N Ray did so enthusiastically and without hesitation. At the end of their set, pleased fans walked up to the band to introduce themselves and give thanks for the wonderful performance. If you liked this, make sure you come out to the Face for Radio concert tomorrow at the Tiki Bar, Hetchka said. Itll be something like this, but bigger, Deacon added. Anticipation set, GTMO residents attended the Face for Radio concert Friday night at the Tiki Bar ready to be entertained. Even the first showing of the new Twilight movie couldnt keep patrons of rock from taking in the sounds of Face for Radio. The band completed its sound check, and at 9 p.m., the stage lights illuminated the four-man band. It was as if an iPod was plugged into huge speakers, with the best rock classics of then and now playlist put on shuffle. The bands guitarist, Deacon, who can pass for an Earth science teacher, regularly had guitar solos that were amazing to say the least a mad scientist on the axe, he delighted the crowd. Hit after hit, the band played gems from Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, with a mix of the s and a dash of the s and topping off with some hits on the radio now. Cover songs are songs that we love, Huppmann said. Our specific set lists are songs that have been great for 30 years, so we find no matter what the age group, from 20 to 60, everyone loves these songs. We get to put our spin on them and throw it out there and see what happens with the crowd. Every member of the band gave thanks to the troops for having the opportunity to play at GTMO, calling it an honor and spe cial experience in their careers. Lead vocalist Huppmann, a retired Navy senior chief, explained the bands connec tion and appreciation for service members. In the past year weve written a song specifically to try to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, so we play this song at every gig and 100 percent of our tip jar goes to the Wounded Warrior Project, said Huppman. The song is called Simple Prayer, which the band ended the show with Friday night. A friend of ours, who is a lieutenant commander in the Navy, deployed to Afghanistan in February and he did the Run for the Fallen every weekend, and since he cant do that we decided while hes gone we would play and produce some money for the Wounded Warrior Project, said Huppmann. It will be a one-year project by the time he gets back next February and we are going to throw him a big party and hopefully cut a big check for the project. The deeply moving song, which praises service members and asks protection for their families, struck a chord with sev eral audience members who stood and applauded at the end. During the Hupp N Ray concert as well as the Face for Radio concert, an acoustic guitar covered with the names of fallen ser vice members, graced the stage. We started putting the names on this guitar that has sort of turned into a memorial for us and we take to every show. Its become a really special thing, Huppman said. Face for Radio said goodnight to the audience shortly after 11 p.m. and like the night before, got a chance to engage with their thankful audience, who during the course of the cheered their appreciation to the band members while they were playing as a sign of thanks and a signal to rock on. The Morale, Welfare and Recreationsponsored concert event proved to be another success. Hupp N Ray and Face for Radio are an example of true CLASS-ical rock ACTS and bands that many GTMO residents would love to have grace the stage again in the near future. For more information on the Songs for the Fallen project, visit www.songsforth efallen.org. 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TrooperFocus TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 10 TROOPER FOCUS THE WIRE | PAGE 11 Being a young Soldier and new to the military can be a daunting task. New Soldiers are faced with demands that are both physical and mental, not to mention the responsibility and life experiences that one normally learns throughout adulthood. Unfortunately, more and more young Soldiers are fall ing prey to obstacles that can hinder their military career, such as debt, lack of motivation, poor work ethic, or not creating future goals. This is where the Army core values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage, taught in Basic Combat Training play a vital role. These values, combined with maintaining a positive attitude, are the steps to setting any Soldier up for success steps that Army Pfc. Jacob Bezotte, of the 193rd Military Police Company, is wisely adhering to. Bezotte is a Soldier stationed here at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay attached to the 525th Military Police Battalion, and he has quickly earned the respect of his fellow service members and leadership through his strong work ethic. Im a worker. I like to work, Bezotte said. Its the way I was raised. Growing up, my father always taught me to do your best at anything you do. Bezotte, who is from Mississippi and displays an air of Southern hospitality, left BCT in April 2011 and soon after completed the Advanced Individual Training course of an internment/resettlement specialist. My family supported my decision to join, Bezotte said. No stranger to examples of hard work, Bezotte got to absorb the full idea of it at home. My father is a truck driver and my mother builds motor homes, he said. That kind of example instilled in him at an early age was just one stepping stone that placed Bezotte above the rest. As with any senior-to-junior relationship, leadership played another integral role. Not only is leadership present in Bezottes young career, but he is willing to take in the guidance from that leader. We have a lot of real good NCOs (nongreat leadership to learn from, he said. on his career in his downtime. When I left the states, there was nothing holding me back, he said. Right now Im enrolled in Columbia College, something my leadership recommended. Theres no good reason not to. Bezotte is majoring in criminal justice, an apt educational major for any military Creating goals like furthering ones education is a way to maintain focus on the future, which is just one of the goals Bezotte has set for himself. Im definitely staying in the military to further my career, Bezotte said. On the right track at that, Bezotte was recently proNov. 1, and has no intentions to stop there. Im doing really good for myself. Im here making the best of it, and Im saving a lot of money, he said. A positive attitude seems to radiate off this young Soldier, and not even long, 12-hour work shifts could hold it back. Work is how you make it. You can sit around for 12 hours or you can get up and do something and be positive about it. Im accomplishing a mission, Bezotte said. Long work hours can drain or make anyone unmotivated, on and the people around you helps, Bezotte said. The people I work with, that I see every day, they help the time go past here in Cuba, he said. There are a lot of good people in our company and we are here together, so we might as well make the best of it. Bezotte, who has a strong work ethic, career goals and positive attitude, reminds himself that being stationed here is not so bad. I like being stationed here. There are all types of things to do, youve just got to go Bezotte, who one day hopes to be in a leadership position to provide guidance, like that of his own leaders to him, had a message for other young Soldiers. Think of the mission and what youre trying to accomplish, he said. Youre a part of something bigger. Story by Spc. Brian Godette


Geocaching FEATURE THE WIRE | PAGE 13 Treasure hunting is an ancient activity and was the motivation behind much of archaeologys discoveries. Men and women alike can spend their whole lives searching for great treasures and artifacts. Then there are those who are just seeking points in the journey, some for no other purpose than to say theyve been there. This treasure hunt is called geocaching. Naval Stations Guantanamo Bay Saturday at the Marine Hill Liberty Center. Geocaching is treasure hunting with a GPS, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Liberty Program Manager Katie Stanley said. Geocaching is a combination of sport and treasure hunting. Reaching some of the way points can be quite an activity. It can involve a great deal of hiking, walking, and occasionally retracing your steps. Great explorers of legend have all done the same. Explorers like Magellan or Ponce De Leon all sought great treasures in far Geocachers follow coordinates from www.geocaching.com to way points where they can sign their name to the logbook, take an item left by a previous geocacher, or leave an item of their own. MWR provided prizes at each way point during Saturdays geocaching tournament. We placed the prizes so even if you dont win the grand prize, you still get to take something away from this, Stanley said. Participants took away more than prizes from this tournament. They also got a good workout. What started out as a walking event quickly turned into a running event as participants fought to beat the other teams. Those driving around Marine Hill Saturday morning ple running around with yellow GPS units in hand. The furthest point in the tournament was about .7 miles. Way points were preprogrammed into the GPS units, but every team had a different order to reach their way points. The only way point that was the same for everyone was the last one. Its a fun way to get out and explore, Stanley said. We are not using vehicles for this event. Everyone has to walk it. Way points spread from Marine Hill to the paintball course to Christmas Tree Hill. There are millions of registered geocaches, Stanley said. There are eight registered geocaches here on the base. Stanley used to participate in geocaching when she was an intern in Chicago, and she thought it would be a great activity to bring to GTMO. Geocaching is not a new thing and has been around since early 2000. Geocachers can be found all over the world, and some even go on geocache vacations. Geocaching isnt really a competitive sport throughout the world. MWR opted to make its geocaching a little more competi tive. The first-place team members each received a GPS unit at the close of the tournament. Saturdays tournament winning team was comprised of Hospitalman Andrew Grooms, Petty Officer 2nd Class Sherod Williams, and Hospitalman Jesus Terrazas. For them, this tournament was too good an opportunity to pass up. We are on nights, Grooms said. We should be sleeping now, but this sounded like a lot of fun. We had a great time. Stanley hopes the geocaching tour nament will be the first in a series of regular GTMO geocaching tour naments. Stanley plans to expand the competition to a base-wide tournament. The GTMO geocaching tournament may not be what people usually expect of a treasure hunt. That may depend on what you value as treasure. The prizes here may not be silver and gold, but geocaching isnt necessarily about treasure. Geocaching is about making a mark. It isnt as prestigious as archaeology or as lucrative as treasure salvage, but geocaching can make you feel like an adventurer. FEATURETHE WIRE | PAGE 12 Native American Heritage Month Cultural Observence Committee hosts Lunch and Learn at community center Geocache tournament adds new surprises to treasure hunting If you were in school learning about U.S. history and blinked, you probably missed it. As a matter of fact, had you stared at your teacher or professor non-stop for an entire semester, you probably would have still missed it. The it is the history and origin of the black Native American. On Nov. 15, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay chaplain Lt. Larry Jones and several members of the Cultural Observance Committee (COC) hosted the last Lunch and Learn ceremony. The ceremony was held at the community center and was open to everyone on base. Former and active service members, as well as students, brought their own lunch and listened in as the COC highlighted Native American heritage because November is National Native American History Month. To go along with the posters made by the COC, members also provided ethnic dishes, such as corn and soup, for sampling purposes. Perhaps one of the best parts about the event was the guest speaker. Janol Wright, a member of Joint Task Force Guantanamo and the COC, arrived in her authentic Native American dress and moccasins. Though her voice was quiet, her spoke about her upbringing. She also spoke about her Blackfoot lineage and touched on how it is some your multiple heritages when you grow up without knowing with which to identify. Wright said it was an honor to have the opportunity to tell her story. Everyone has a story, so Im grateful to be able to share mine because I know a lot people havent received this information, Wright said. After Wright finished her speech and everyone applauded, Jones put in a DVD for the audience to enjoy. The movie was titled Black Indians (An American Story). The movie went it to vast detail about the history of Native and African Americans in this country and how they came to be so closely linked. The movie also spoke of how from these relationships not only were friendships and kinships built but so were families. A whole new race had been developed called black Indians. Native Americans then didnt recognize race the way that it is seen today. Instead, they just saw intermingling with other humans as a chance to increase and improve their existing tribes. Therefore, early among different tribes still settled along the East Coast. Essentially, the movie touched on reasons why African Americans and Native Americans came to be and stressed the rami All in all, the ceremony was fun and infor mational. The COC did a wonderful job of hosting the Native American appreciation event and an even better job of using Wright and her life experiences to illustrate a culture that most people have been blind to. Everyone should talk to people around them, Wright said as she spoke about what she would like to say to everyone who wasnt able to make the event. Everyone has a story to tell, and if you dont stereotype and open your mind you will realize that every ones story is actually quite interesting. For everyone who wasnt able to attend the function, looking into the stories of black cial to your overall knowledge of another aspect of American history, but would surely be interesting to most as well. Again, this was the last Lunch and Learn event of 2012, but Jones and the COC are putting on in the new year. Its not a bad way to spend your lunch break. Story and photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Jeffries Story and photo by Spc. Raechel Haynes


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