Images: Brothers in Arms [Image 1 of 2]
Photo by Spc. Megan Burnham
Army Sgt. Pedro Pomales-Alverio (right), salutes older brother Army Capt. Pedro Pomales after being promoted from specialist to sergeant in a promotion ceremony, Dec. 8. The brothers are part of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and serve in the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery 2-162 Field Artillery, whose mission is maintaining Joint Task Force Guantanamo's external security. 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.
Date Posted:12.15.2008 11:55
Location:GUANTANAMO BAY, CU