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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Jappe, a religious programs specialist, counts prayer rugs to be distributed to detainees at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Oct. 25, 2010. Jappe is assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, which supports the JTF Guantanamo mission. Detainees at the JTF are afforded the opportunity to pray five times each day and are provided prayer rugs and copies of the Quran. JTF Guantanamo provides safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. 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 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.