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Chasing reindeer Jingle Bell Run encourages Santas uniformed helpersVolume 15, Issue 30 December 27, 2013


Ridgeline Racers GTMOs Morale, Welfare and Recreation program will sponsor a Ridgeline mountain bike race Jan. 4, 9 10 a.m. Registration is open to riders of all ages and is free to attend. Only 14 slots are available, so register by Jan. 1, at the Marina. For more information call ext. 2345.Meteor Shower Party Come out to see the amazing night sky and learn about astronomy while looking through the Celestron C11 Telescope. Meeting time is set for Thursday, Jan. 2, 5:30 -11 p.m. at the Lighthouse parking lot. Late attendance will not be permitted after 6 p.m. For more information contact Lt. Cmdr. Cynthia Holland at ext. 9717.Bingo all the way If you like blotting numbers with colorful specialty markers then Bingo at the Windjammer is the place you need to be! Bingo on Tuesdays and Sundays from 6:30 9:30 p.m. Get two packs of Bingo cards for just $10. Do you hear what I hear? AND IN OUR PAGES Around the BayOther StoriesCommand Corner and Trooper to Trooper4 6Reviews of the latest movies on base Bay Wire Report Chasing reindeer Jingle Bell Run encourages Santas uniformed helpersVolume 15, Issue 30 December 27, 20132 5 Santa visits Guantanamo, spreads cheer. PAGE 7 Cover photo by Spc. Lerone Simmons CORRECTIONS An InvitationtoGodlinessNew Years Eve Christian Worship Service Tuesday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m. Trooper Chapel 20142013 of the week Sgt Kyle MullinixMilitary JusticeSPC ShanQuayla JohnsonHHD, 93rd Police Battalion


JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMO Joint Task ForceSafe Humane Legal TransparentGuantanamo /jointtaskforceguantanamo /photos/jtf gtmo /jtf gtmo @jtf gtmo Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Commercial: 011-5399-3651 DSN: 660-3651 E-mail: Navy Rear Adm. Richard W. Butler Deputy Commander Army Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia Sergeant Major Marine Sgt. Maj. Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr. Oce of Public Aairs Director Navy Cmdr. John Filostrat Deputy Director Air Force Maj. Christian P. Hodge Command Information Ocer Army Capt. Brian Pennington JTF PAO Senior Enlisted Leader Army 1st Sgt. Patricia KishmanCommand StaffHQ Building, Camp America Catholic Mass Mon.-ur. 5:30 p.m. Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Services General Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Worship Sunday 1 p.m. Camp America :00, :20, :40 Gazebo :01, :21, :41 Camp America NEX :02, :22, :42 Camp Delta :04; :24, :44 Camp 6 :07, :27, :47 TK 4 :13, :33, :53 JAS :14, :34, : 54 TK 3 :15, :35, :55 TK 2 :16, :36, :56 TK 1 :17, :37, :57 CC :19, :39, :59 Windjammer/Gym :22, :42, :02 Gold Hill Galley :24, :44, :04 NEX :26, :46, :06 NEX Laundry :27, :47, :07 C Pool :30, :50, :10 Downtown Lyceum :31, :51, :11 NEX :33, :53, :13 Gold Hill Galley :35, :55, :15 Windjammer/Gym :37, :57, :17 CC :40, :00, :20 TK 1 :41, :01, :21 TK 2 :42, :02, :22 TK 3:43, :03, :23 TK 4 :44, :04, :24 Camp 6:50, :10, :30 Camp Delta :53, :13, :33 HQ Building :55, :15, :35 Camp America NEX :57, :17, :37 Gazebo :58, :18, :38 Camp America :00, :20, :40 Sat. and Sun. only Location #1-4 Windward Loop 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. East Caravella SBOQ/Marina 9:05 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 3:05 p.m. NEX 9:08 a.m., 12:08 p.m., 3:08 p.m., 6:08 p.m. Phillips Park 9:14 a.m., 12:14 p.m. 3:14 p.m. Cable Beach 9:17 a.m., 12:17 p.m., 3:17 p.m. Windward Loop 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. NEX 9:25 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 6:25 p.m. SBOQ/MARINA 9:35 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 3:35 p.m. Return to Oce 9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m.Pentecostal Gospel Sunday 8 a.m. & 5 p.m., Room D LDS Service Sunday 10 a.m., Room 19 Islamic Service Friday, 1:15 p.m., Room 2 Seventh Day AdventistFriday, 7 p.m., Room 1 Sabbath School: Saturday 9:30 a.m., Room 1 Sabbath Service: Saturday 11:00 a.m., Room 1NEX Express Bus9:55 a.m. 7:55 p.m.Camp America :55, :48 TK 1 :05, :36 Denich Gym/Windjammer :11, :31 Gold Hill Galley :14, :29 NEX :16, :27 Downtown Lyceum :17, :25 Editor Army Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Copy Editor Army Sgt. David Bolton Graphic Designer/Webmaster Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hiler Photo Editor Army Sgt. Darron Salzer Sta Writers Army Sta Sgt. Lorne Ne Army Sgt. Cassandra Monroe Army Spc. Lerone SimmonsStaffThe Wire is an authorized publication for members of the Department of the Troopers of JTF-GTMO. The contents of The Wire are not necessarily Guard. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Joint Task Look for us on your favorite Social Media: Protestant Worship Sunday 6:40 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday 7 p.m. The Wire December 273 THE WIRE


By Capt. Eric Venama Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force GuantanamoBy 1st. Sgt. Roland A. Ellis III First Sergeant, 591st Military Police Co.Ttrooper to rooper ommandCCorner I was recently reminded about a book titled On Combat, by Lt. Col. TC Dave Grossman. In his book, Grossman introduces his theory of sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. It is a good analogy on life, and especially pertinent to our mission as Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen. As Grossman states: Most people are sheep. They are kind, decent people who are not capable of hurting each other, except by accident or under extreme provocation. Then there are the wolves. The wolves feed on the sheep without mercy. There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial. Then there are sheepdogs. Sheepdogs live to protect the flock and confront the wolf. In nature, the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. They didnt have a choice. But you are not a critter. As a human being, you can be whatever you want to be. It is a conscious, moral decision. If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay if there is not a sheepdog there to protect you. If you want to be a wolf, you can be one, but the sheepdogs are going to hunt you down and you will never have rest, safety, trust or love. But if you want to be a sheepdog and walk the Warriors path, then you must make a conscious and moral decision every day to dedicate, equip and prepare yourself to thrive in that toxic, corrosive moment when the wolf comes knocking at the door. Im proud serve with all you sheepdogs! Honor Bound! Military life can be tough, demanding and very rewarding. As Warriors we are often required to spend time away from our families and loved ones in order to meet training and deployment requirements. As such, it is imperative that we devise a way to stay connected with our loved ones while serving in this challenging and unique career. My deployment to Guantanamo Bay this past June marked my fifth deployment, and second since returning from Afghanistan in September 2012. Deployments are part of military life. However, what sets this one apart is that it marks the first Christmas and anniversary I will spend away from my family since marrying in 2007. Careful planning, creativity, and maintaining a good sense of humor has been essential to making this deployment a smooth one. Thanks to modern technology and the Internet, my wife and I have made it a point to FaceTime almost daily, if only for 10 to 15 minutes. If a picture speaks 1,000 words, then a FaceTime session speaks volumes. So far, I have been able to watch live coverage of the childrens basketball games and the always intense Xbox Live sessions. Were never out of touch and this isnt the only available option as other possibilities are presented via Facebook and Gmail with their text, chat and video messaging capabilities. Many MWR/Liberty facilities and most company or unit offices have Internet capabilities that provide varying degrees of access to those in Cuba. In our highly technical, 21st-century world, you dont have to be tech savvy in order to stay in touch, as phone calls and snail mail are valid alternatives. Upon arrival to Guantanamo, our Soldiers were issued Moral PINs that facilitate phone calls to friends and family. For many, the two, 15 minute calls per week have done wonders for morale. There are several phone banks available and calling cards can be purchased at the NEX and Mini Marts. Its surprising just how much of an impact a phone call, card or letter can have on your family. Just think, a decade ago this was the only option available to forward deployed troops. The GTMO Experience varies from person to person and there are a number of available resources. Your time away doesnt last forever and with a bit of creativity and drive, you and your family can remain connected whether this is your first or fifteenth trip away from home. Keeping in touch with your family makes the time away much smoother.4


NFews EED Information Assurance OPSEC is a process Choose a password that is hard to crack The Wire December 275Jingling all the way around the baseIn the hushed morning hours of Dec. 20, Soldiers of the 525th Military Police Battalion gathered in the parking lot of the Downtown Lyceum, decked to the halls in holiday regalia. With a mere five days before the arrival of Santa, the Soldiers donned red and green shirts, reindeer antlers, holiday lights, gifts and, of course, jingle bells on their running shoes for a battalion-wide holiday run. The run itself, little more than two miles, took the jolly joggers up to the U.S. Naval Station Commanders, Navy Capt. J.R. Nettleton, house and back down to the lyceum. One Soldier, Army Staff Sgt. Michael Chesney, military police, 189th MP Co., went so far as to dress up in a box, wrapped in wrapping paper, for the Esprit De Corps run. I hope I have enough morale in this box for the troops. It doesnt start with Staff Sgt. Chesney, but it ends with the troops, said Chesney. Chesney added the idea behind the box represented the presents that children will get this year. Others in the battalion also enjoyed the chance to wear more festive personal decorations for this bonding event. We all get to dress up and have unit cohesion, said Army 2nd Lt. Thelma Teal, personnel officer in charge, 525th MP Bn. Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Its fun to do, especially here with no snow. Its good to celebrate. As the Soldiers of the 525th neared the end point, family members joined their Service members to come across the finish line to sound of holiday songs played over the parking lot speakers. Once the battalion had formed up, the commander gave a few closing words of praise to her Warriors. Vigilant Warriors, you look awesome, said Army Lt. Col. Darcy Overbey, commander, 525th MP Bn. Together, this Warrior spirit is what brings us back together and this is why we will always persevere, and accomplish the mission. I am so proud to be part of this organization, you truly are amazing. as they ran around the naval base. Story and photos by Sgt. David Bolton Copy Editor,


FRIDAYDOWNTOWN CAMP BULKELEYSATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAYat the Downtown and Camp Bulkeley LyceumsStay classy, GTMO! No ALCOHOL or TOBACCO at the Lyceums!Call the Movie Hotline at ext. 4880 or visit the MWR Facebook page for more information 27 28 29 30 31 01 02Saving Mr. Banks (New)PG13, 7 p.m.Homefront (New)R, 9:30 p.m.Homefront (New)R, 8 p.m. Saving Mr. Banks (New)PG13, 10:15 p.m.Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesPG13, 8 p.m.Dallas Buyers ClubR, 10:10 p.m.Black Nativity (New)PG, 7 p.m.American HustleR, 9 p.m.Frozen PG, 6 p.m.Delivery ManPG13, 8 p.m.Hunger Games: Catching FireR, 8 p.m.Hunger Games: Catching FirePG13, 7 p.m.Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesPG13, 7 p.m.American HustleR, 8 p.m.Walking with DinosaursPG, 7 p.m.The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugPG13, 9 p.m.The Best Man HolidayR, 7 p.m.FrozenPG, 8 p.m.Lyceum closedNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.Lyceum closedNote: Concessions at Camp Bulkeley are also closed every night until further notice.I am a huge Anchorman fan. However, I still dreaded the day when Anchorman 2 would hit the theater. But mark my words, moviegoers, I forgot something very important Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal! This movie keeps the same structure and brings back many of the same unforgettable characters and inside jokes found in its predecessor. For you movie analyzers out there, there are still undertones of gender and race equality in this film which concentrate on the changes, whether good or bad, that took place in the news world in the 1980s. Though this flick didnt have as many memorable moments as the first one, I feel I would be lynched by an angry mob of reporters with good hair if I didnt give this movie five banana rats. Anchorman 2, a legend laced with perfection Award-winning acting in Dallas 6 Courtesy 20th Century Fox This biographical drama follows real-life struggles of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a drugaddicted bull rider who contracted the AIDS virus in the mid-1980s. McConaughey and supporting actor, Jared Leto (Rayon) were barely recognizable, both actors lost more than 30 pounds to add to the blatant realism within their Oscar-worthy performances. On the other hand, the films pace is somewhat slow and its repetitive scenes showing drugs, sex and alcohol use could easily turn viewers interest. For method-acting at its finest, but an overall experience lacking a compelling storyline, I give this film three banana rats. I love a good movie about con artists. The connecting factor is that the world of lies relies on something real. Every con artist must have someone to trust with the actual truth. If this trust is ruined, the whole game is up. This hustle begins with a simple love story; Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) meets Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) at a pool party. Bale and Adams chemistry is electric, which is necessary to convince us to root for them as partners in crime. They get entangled with Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), an overly ambitious FBI agent. The question of how they get out of it, without going to jail, getting killed or abandoning their mutual trust, is what hooks you. I was going to give this film four banana rats, but it hustled the fifth one out of me! Review by Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson Editor, Courtesy Truth EntertainmentI knew what would happen when I went Walking with Dinosaurs, (I did pass grade school). Parents get killed off, young hero fights adversity to win the love of his life. But getting there was a little painful enter the puns and immature jokes about poo, vomit and snot (for the kids of course). They really saved the movie. It had a big budget to bring the CGI dinos to the big screen. I wish theyd have used some of that money on sound theres nothing worse than listening to a dino telepathically talk, with no facial expressions to match the tone or the fact that they sound animated, yet look real. BUT, if it gets kids interested in the prehistoric period, and interested in learning then I guess its mission success. There were several kids there, but most of them seemed more interested in the poop and snot jokes than the dinos. For that, I give this movie two banana rats. Courtesy Paramount Pictures Review by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Wood JTF-PAO, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milHustle in the holiday with con artistsReview by Sgt. Katherine Forbes JTF-PAO, Courtesy Annapurna Pictures A punny walk with Dinos gets 2 rats, saves movie from extinction Review by Sgt. Cody Stagner JTF-PAO,


Most of us have been blessed with at least one toy during our childhood; whether it was a bicycle, Barbie doll, building blocks or sports equipment. Troopers from Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, remembring their own feelings of Christmas past, stood outside the Naval Exchange atrium Dec. 19, and helped Santa distribute gifts. Many of us have children who are not here with us and this is our way to give back to GTMOs children community, said Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Rigel Martinez, the admin leading petty officer, assigned to Joint Medical Group, and organizer of the event. Many JTF units and Troopers donated the gifts for the children of GTMO. Martinez is the father of a two-year-old and understands how important it is to bring everyone together to bring smiles to childrens faces. It was a community effort, comprised of JTF GTMO Military Police Units, along with civilians that took about two months to collect all the toys, and two hours of gift wrapping to get to where we are, he said. Its the All-American spirit we do the best with what we have. Andrew Teal, 3, with the assistance of his father Brian, shared his excitement about the toy drive. I am excited, I like seeing Santa, he said. He was very appreciative of his toy, saying thank you, as he shook the box to guess what he received. After a few shakes and several smiles, Andrew opted to open his gift once he was home. Seeing kids light up makes it feel good to give back, said Navy Lt. jg. Jaime Shurden, a registered nurse assigned to the JMG. It helps bring cheer. Shurden assisted with the organizing, wrapping, and distribution for the duration of the event. This allows everyone to come together, celebrate the holiday season and create lifelong memories, she said. Spreading Joy Story and photos by Spc. Lerone Simmons Staff Writer, thewire@jtfgtmo.southcom.milJoint Task Force Guantanamo Station GTMO Sailors son The Wire December 27 7


MWR Holiday Hours Happy Holidays!Food & BeverageDec. 24: Dec. 25: Dec. 26: Dec. 31: Jan. 1: Normal operating hours Closed Bowling & Taco Bell: Noon-9 p.m. Normal hours for all others Normal operating hours Pizza Hut, OKellys: 5-9:30 p.m. Bowling: Noon-9:30 p.m. Taco Bell: Noon-10 p.m.Sports & FitnessDec. 24: Dec. 25: Dec. 31: Jan. 1: Normal operating hours Bulkeley Gym closes at 10 p.m. All gyms and pools are Closed, except Bulkeley Gym opens at 10 a.m. Normal operating hours Bulkeley Gym closes at 10 p.m. All gyms and pools are Closed, except Bulkeley Gym opens at 10 a.m.Child & Youth ProgramsTeen Center holiday hours: Monday-Thursday: 1-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 1-9 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Years Day All CYP other facilities Dec. 25 and Jan. 1: Closed Dec. 24 & 31: Normal operating hoursOutdoor RecreationDec. 24: Dec. 25: Dec. 31: Jan. 1: Golf Club House: Closed, No cart rental Marina: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Golf Club House: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Marina: Closed Golf Club House: Closed, No cart rental Marina: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Golf Club House: 3-7 p.m. Marina: Closed*Golf Course is always open. Clubs can be rented and kept overnight. **Reserve boats in advance and pick up the keys the evening prior for morning use and use on a day the Marina is closed. Santas ClassicSantas ClassicChristmas Golf TournamentA 9-hole, best ball knockout Register prior to Wednesday, Dec. 25. For more information please call ext. 77288Sunday, Dec. 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lateral Hazard Golf Club 8BB ack urner