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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Oct. 6, 2003 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) — Army National Guard Spec. Andres Velazquez 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.
Velazquez is a light-wheel vehicle mechanic with nine years of military service.
The son of Genoveva Rivera of Frederiksted, he is a 1980 graduate of Central High School, Christiansted.
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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