Oct. 6, 2003 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) — Army National Guard Sgt. Mario M. Brooks has arrived at the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to serve as a member of Joint Task Force-GTMO in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brooks is a military policeman with 11 years of military service.
He is the nephew of Edythe Brooks of St. Thomas.
The sergeant received an associate degree in 2000 from the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas.
Servicemembers from all branches of the U.S. armed forces are involved in joint-military detention, interrogation and intelligence gathering operations at various detention camps in Guantanamo. Joint Task Force members are responsible for operating, maintaining and securing detention facilities which confine Al-Qaeda and Taliban operative forces, and other suspected terrorists who come under U.S. control as a result of the ongoing war on global terrorism.
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