Oct. 6, 2003 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) — Army National Guard Spec. Newton Severin 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.
Severin is a military policeman with five years of military service.
The specialist is the son of Anthony and Joan Severin of St. John. He graduated in 1993 from St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Adventist High School, and received an associate degree in 2001 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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