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Photo by Spc. Megan Burnham
Derrick Johnson (left) receives his prize for finishing first place among males from Craig McVeay, assistant coordinator, after U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay's inaugural 9.11 Mile Freedom Run and 5.5 Mile Run/Walk Sept. 5, 2008. The run was in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York City and was run by personnel of all commands on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, including Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detained enemy combatants, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the Global War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and on order responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.