Images: Surf Camp [Image 1 of 2]
Photo by Spc. Megan Burnham
A Joint Task Force Guantanamo trooper practices standing on his surfboard during a surf camp held at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay's Windmill Beach while instructor and pro-surfer Skeeter Zimmerman (left) observes. The class was taught by Zimmerman and Matt Kechele, who demonstrated all the fundamentals and explained the dangers and hazards of surfing. 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.