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Updated February 26, 2002
JTF-160 arrived in Naval Base Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) January 6, 2002. The task
force is under the command of Marine Brigadier General Michael Lehnert,
Commanding General, 2d Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Approximately 1,700 U.S. service members and civilians make up the task force.
U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) accepts custody of designated detainees at
the aerial point of embarkation in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from personnel
assigned to the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). The detainees are
then transported to a temporary detention facility at GTMO.
Camp X-Ray Facts
· The first detainees arrived at Camp X-Ray January 11, 2002.
· There are 300 detainees in Camp X-Ray.
· There are at least 31 different countries represented by the current
· The single occupancy capacity at Camp X-Ray is 320.
· Colonel Terry L. Carrico, U.S. Army, is the commander of Camp X-Ray.
· U.S. Army Military Police (MPs) provide the day-to-day security for
the detainees inside Camp X-Ray. (see attached list of units)
· U.S. Marines provide security and perimeter patrols at Camp X-Ray.
(see attached list of units)
· Both male and female MPs are assigned to Camp X-Ray.
· The MPs live outside the detention camp in tents (called “Freedom
Heights”) in conditions nearly similar to the detainees.
· The detainees freely converse with one another.
· Each detainee has access to a copy of the Koran, if they choose.
Issued comfort items: During inprocessing at Camp X-Ray, detainees are issued
· Foam sleeping mat
· Toothbrush (modified)
· Two buckets
· One quart canteen
· Prayer cap
· Salt & pepper packets (with meals)
· Soap, shampoo and toothpaste
· Two towels (one for prayer mat)
· One orange jump suit
· Shower shoes
· Blankets (2)
Typical meal menus:
· Breakfast – oatmeal, orange, fresh bread, bottle of water
· Lunch – Pasta/vegetable stew, dry cereal, box of raisins, two granola
bars, bag of chips, bag of peanuts, bottle of water
· Dinner- White rice, red beans, banana, bread, bottle of water
* Each meal is considered “Halal,” or religiously appropriate for Muslims.
Typical daily schedule for detainees at Camp X-Ray:
· Wake up
· Dawn prayer
· Shower/personal time
· Sick call/medication
· Noon prayer
· Shower/personal time
· Recreation/mail call
· After sunset prayer
· Medication call
· Evening prayer
Living conditions of the detainees:
· Detainees live in temporary eight foot by eight foot (8’x8’) units.
· Each unit has a concrete slab floor and a combination wood & metal
· Detention units are separated by chain link fence.
· A proposal for enclosed long-term detention facilities is approved and
· Detainees are provided three Halal meals daily.
· Detainees have the opportunity to worship five times daily.
· A Navy Muslim Chaplain (Imam) is available to the detainees.
· Detainees are provided time for personal hygiene.
· Detainees have access to representatives from the International
Committee of the Red Cross/Red Crescent.
· Detainees medical care is the same quality as that of U.S.
General medical information:
· Detainees are medically screened at Kandahar, Afganistan, and cleared
for the flight to GTMO. They are shaved and deloused for hygiene reasons prior
· Flight surgeons are present aboard the flight to provide medical
assistance if needed.
· At camp X-Ray, detainees are medically screened.
A chest X-Ray is done and blood samples are taken.
A basic physical exam is administered.
Height and weight are annotated.
· A dietician reviews and approves a medically appropriate diet plan for
Units that comprise Joint Task Force-160:
HEADQUARTERS & SUPPORT
JTF-160 Commander: Brig. Gen. Michael R. Lehnert, 50, Commanding General 2d
Force Service Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
· 2d Force Service Support Group (2d FSSG), USMC, Camp Lejeune
· Headquarters and Service Battalion (det)
· 2d Military Police Battalion (det)
· 2d Maintenance Battalion (det)
· 8th Communications Battalion (det), II Marine Expeditionary Force,
USMC, Camp Lejeune
Joint Detention Operations Group (JDOG)
JDOG Commander: Col. Terry L. Carrico, 44, Commanding Officer 89th Military
Police Brigade & III Corps Provost Marshall, U.S. Army, Ft. Hood, Texas
· 89th Military Police Brigade, USA, Ft. Hood – Command & control (C2)
· 401st Military Police Company, Ft. Hood – Interior guard & escorts to
· 414th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Reserves, Joplin, Missouri –
Exterior guard w/Marines
· 115th Military Police Company, Maryland National Guard – C2 for X-Ray
& Hospital security
· 988th Military Police Company, USA, Ft. Benning, Ga. – JIIF escorts
· 339th Military Police Company, USAR, Davenport, Iowa
· 342nd Military Police Company, USAR, Columbus, Ohio– Interior guard &
escorts to Hospital
· Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division,
USMC, Camp Lejeune
Joint Maritime Patrol Group (JMPG)
· Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 208, U.S. Naval Reserve, Miami,
· Port Security Unit 305, U.S. Coast Guard, Fort Eustis, Va.
Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG)
JLSG Commander: Lt. Col. Mark F. Kormos, 40, Commander 553rd Corps Support
Battalion, USA, Fort Hood, Texas
· Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, 553rd Corps Support
Battalion, USA, Fort Hood
· 2d Transportation Support Battalion, 2d FSSG, USMC, Camp Lejeune
. Naval Hospital, U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
NH-GTMO Commander: Capt. Albert J. Shimkus, 56
· Navy Fleet Hospital 20, USN, Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, N.C.
Fleet Hospital 20 Commander: Capt. Samuel Alford, 52, Executive Officer, Camp
Lejeune Naval Hospital
· Construction Battalion Unit 423, USN, Little Creek, Va.
· Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit 2, USN, No