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Joint Base Journal Vol. 5, No. 2

January 17, 2014

News and information for and about the premier Joint Base and its region


Team effort prevails over record-breaking polar vortex BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS


(Left) Roderick Mims and Ron Palmer (Right), members of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Public Works Department (PWD), inspect a boiler inside Child Development Center II. Personnel from PWD recently worked through freezing cold temperatures to restore heat and eliminate flooding to buildings around the installation.

WASHINGTON – Until recently, most Americans weren’t familiar with the term “polar vortex.” We are now after a recordbreaking cold front from the Arctic made its way to the U.S. bringing temperatures down to the single digits. The extreme cold resulted in a host of problems for those living and working in the region. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) was no exception, as several buildings on base experienced leaking pipes, boilers going down and fire sprinklers breaking. Though, because of the hard work and perseverance from members of the installation’s Public Works Department, as well as several other organizations and private contractors, JBAB didn’t skip a beat. Many buildings remained opened while work was being performed and no organization endured a significant disruption in operational capability, according to Air Force Capt. Joseph A. Tortella, production officer with the JBAB Public Works Department. “The weather was extreme. We experienced the worse temperatures seen in the last 20 years,” Tortella said. “We’re always doing as much preventative maintenance as

possible, but with the kind of conditions we had, things are unavoidable. Fortunately, we have an amazing team here on base that was able to respond to problems quickly before things got any worse. That’s an amazing accomplishment.” On Jan. 7, the first day of the freezing cold outbreak, Tortella dispatched members to both of JBAB’s Child Development Centers (CDC) for heat related issues. After isolating the problem to only a few rooms at CDC II, the building was back online after two days of work. CDC I never lost operating capability and was able to accommodate children from the other center without any interruption, Tortella said. At Blanchard Barracks fire sprinklers had popped due to the cold temperatures. While everyone was evacuated from the building at first as a precaution, full occupancy was returned within six hours after it was determined that only three rooms experienced a leak. Service members were directed to the Chapel Center and were assisted by members of the installation’s Warfighter and Family Readiness Center before going back to their rooms later that day. Another key area of focus was the instal-

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Air Force Blue ready for take off BY MASTER SGT. MARC DINITZ U.S. AIR FORCE BAND

WASHINGTON - Fans of The U.S. Air Force Band will be able to listen to the latest recording project, “Air Force Blue,” by simply clicking the link on the band’s website. This album, the Band’s first release under Col. Larry H. Lang, is also the first digitalonly release for the Concert Band, Singing Sergeants and Ceremonial Brass. In this new format, listeners will not only be able to listen to tracks, but also view graphics and cover art, read liner notes for each piece, and view personnel listings for each group. This truly diverse collection of music includes new concert band commissions, classic staples of the band and orchestral repertoire, as well as Air Force favorites that showcase the history and camaraderie of the

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service. The Concert Band’s virtuosity shines on “Time Travels” by Senior Master Sgt. Robert Thurston and “Asimov’s Aviary” by Joel Puckett, both pieces composed specifically for this group. The musical precision of the Ceremonial Brass is clearly evident on Bruce Yurko’s “Red Tail Skirmish,” and the voices of the Singing Sergeants soar in triumph on John Williams’ “Call of the Champions.” The Band was fortunate to welcome a special narrator for Thurston’s “Upon This Hill.” Natalie Morales, from NBC’s Today Show makes a guest appearance on this track, reading Lolete Barlow’s poem, “United States Air Force Memorial,” which inspired the music for this selection. Morales, the daughter of retired Air Force Lt. Col. Mario Morales Jr., felt it was important to contribute to this special project. “What an honor to be able to add a voice

to the beautiful words of ‘Upon This Hill,’ a tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force,” Morales said. “Reading the poem triggered such emotion, thinking of my father’s time serving and knowing how meaningful those years were to him and to our family. I know many Air Force families feel the same and will be honored hearing this poem that speaks so much to all that they have given.” Recorded in April 2013 at Merchant Hall at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Va., this project included more than 100 Air Force Band members on site during the recording session, including musicians, producers, engineers and support staff. The Band successfully created this special collection of music during five days of rigorous recording sessions, ensuring a stellar final product.


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The United States Air Force Band presents “Air Force Blue.”

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New sexual assault prevention chief briefs on academy report BY JIM GARAMONE


WASHINGTON – While all three U.S. service academies are compliant with Defense Department sexual assault prevention and response policies, more needs to be done to change the culture that allows the crime to continue, the new chief of DOD’s Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Office said recently. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow briefed Pentagon reporters on the conclusions of the Annual Report to Congress on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies. Air Force Col. Alan Metzler, deputy SAPRO director; Nate Galbreath, a SAPRO official; and Elizabeth P. Van Winkle of the Defense Manpower Data Center accompanied Snow. “Sexual assault is a crime and has no place at the academies, just as it has no place in our own forces,” Snow said. “The academies are where we develop the future leaders of the military. That is why it is essential that the department instill in its future leaders a commitment to fostering a climate of dignity and respect, where cadets and midshipmen are empowered and possess the social courage to take action when faced with situations at risk for sexual assault, sex-


Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, left, director of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and Air Force Col. Alan R. Metzler, the office’s deputy director, brief reporters at the Pentagon, Jan. 10. ual harassment, and inappropriate behavior of any kind.” The report, which covers the 2012-13 school year, found the academies complied with all policies regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault. “The academies instituted new initiatives during the year to enhance training, improve awareness and promote a safe environment for all cadets and midshipmen,” Snow said. In 2013, reports of sexual assault decreased at the U.S. Mili-

tary Academy in West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The number of reported incidents went up at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Overall, there were 70 reports involving at least one military victim or military subject at the academies. “Of those 70 reports, 53 were made by cadets and midshipmen for events they experienced while they were in military service,” Snow said.

The report includes the conclusions based on focus groups conducted at the institutions. One encouraging report was that cadets and midshipmen believed that reports of sexual harassment or sexual assault would be taken seriously by academy leadership and dealt with appropriately, Snow said. “That’s good,” he added. “Cadets and midshipmen also identified peer pressure as a barrier to reporting. That’s not good.” The general also announced changes to the department’s approach to the problem that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed. To ensure unity of effort and purpose, the service academy superintendents will implement sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and response strategic plans that are aligned with their respective service strategic plans. Hagel also ordered that cadets and midshipmen be involved in command climate assessments. “To increase a victim’s confidence associated with reporting, the superintendents must develop and implement solutions that address concerns of social retaliation amongst peers, engage with leaders and supervisors of teams, clubs, and other cadet and midshipmen organizations, and provide cadet and midshipmen influ-

encers with the skills and knowledge to strengthen their ongoing mentorship programs,” Snow said. The secretary also directed academy superintendents to review and expand institutional alcohol policies to address risk factors beyond individual use, including the availability of alcohol, training providers and community outreach. The superintendents have until March 31 to report their plans to the Pentagon. The department aspires to be a national leader in combatting the crime of sexual assault, Metzler said, just as it was a leader in integration of African-Americans. “We intend to impart a set of values and expectations and standards of behavior,” the colonel said. “That’s how we’ve led change in these other cultural issues, and that’s how we intend to lead change here.” It starts with good leaders doing the right things, the colonel said. Offensive remarks or emails, sexist behavior and harassment all must end, he added. “We have to start on the low end of that continuum of harm, create that nonpermissive environment, detect offenders, conduct complete and total independent investigations … and then hold offenders appropriately accountable,” Metzler said.

New law brings changes to uniform code of military justice BY DAVID VERGUN ARMY NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - The National Defense Authorization Act passed last month requires sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, particularly in cases of rape and sexual assault. “These are the most changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial that we’ve seen since a full committee studied it decades ago,” said Lt. Col. John L. Kiel Jr., the policy branch chief at the Army’s Criminal Law Division in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. Key provisions of the UCMJ that were rewritten under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2014 -signed Dec. 26, 2013, by President Barack Obama -- are Articles 32, 60, 120 and 125.

Article 32

The law now requires the services to have judge advocates serve as Article 32 investigating officers. Previously, the Army was the only service in which judge advocates routinely did not serve as Article 32 investigating officers. Article 32 hearings -- roughly equivalent to grand jury proceedings in the civilian judicial system -- are held to determine if there’s enough evidence to warrant a general court-martial -- the most serious type of court-martial used for felony-level offenses such as rape and murder. Congress decided that the ser-

vices needed to have trained lawyers -- judge advocates -- consider the evidence, since in their view, trained lawyers often are in the best position to make determinations to go forward with general courts-martial, Kiel said. Judge advocates didn’t always serve as Article 32 investigating officers in the Army “largely because we try four times the number of cases of any of the other services,” he explained -- an issue of not having enough judge advocates for the high volume of cases. Army officials asked Congress to consider its resourcing issue, he said, so the legislators wrote an exception, stating that “where practicable, you will have a judge advocate conduct the Article 32 investigation.” Kiel explained what “where practicable” means, citing a number of circumstances where it could apply. Many courts-martial were conducted over the years in Iraq and Afghanistan where soldiers were deployed and some of those involved war crimes, he said. In these cases, the Army found it sometimes was best to have line officers be the Article 32 investigating officers, because they could best put themselves in the shoes of the accused. Those line officers “understood what it’s like to make decisions in the heat of battle better than a lawyer without those experiences,” Kiel said. “They added a level of judgment that sometimes

judge advocates could not.” Another example, he said, might be travel fraud. “In the case of complex [temporary duty] fraud, for instance, you might want to have a finance officer as the IO,” Kiel said. Besides subject-matter experts being in the best position to be Article 32 investigating officers, he said, there simply might not be enough judge advocates in the area of the installation. For example, U.S. Army Forces Command would have enough judge advocates to do Article 32 hearings, Kiel said, but if a number of hearings came up at once at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command installations -- a smaller major command -- they might come up short. That might jeopardize the right of an accused to a speedy trial if the clock runs out, he noted. And, if a judge advocate is flown in from another installation, travel costs would be incurred. “Those are very real situations that could impact the ability to get it done expeditiously and cost effectively,” Kiel said. Other attorneys on an installation cannot always be tapped for Article 32 investigating officer work, he said. On larger installations, “we have operational law attorneys that potentially could cover down on some of these areas, but we don’t have a lot of those,” he added. On other installations, Kiel said, administrative law attorneys

might have conflicts of interest if they’ve previously rendered some kind of legal review on a case. “And, our administrative law attorneys are always busy reviewing various sorts of investigations and helping the command deal with such things as ethics and family readiness issues,” he continued. “Then we have our criminal law advocates, trial counsels and defense counsels,” Kiel added. “They’re all conflicted out from being IOs, because they’re actually tasked with presenting evidence during the [Article 32 hearing] as they’re acting as counsel to the government or to the accused.” The fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act gives the services one year to phase in this change to Article 32, stipulating that where practicable, judge advocates conduct the investigations. This one-year time period provides needed time for the staff judge advocates to figure out if they have enough judge advocates to fill the requirement to cover down on all the Article 32 hearings and determine which installations are struggling to meet the requirements, Kiel said. Another impact to courts-martial practice is the new requirement for a special victims counsel to provide support and advice to the alleged victim, Kiel said. For example, the special victims counsel must inform the victim of any upcoming hearings -- pretrial

confinement, parole board, clemency and so on -- and inform the victim that he or she can choose to attend any of those. The victim also will be notified in advance of trial dates and be informed of any delays. Furthermore, Kiel said, the special victims counsels may represent the alleged victims during trial, ensuring their rights are not violated, as under the Rape Shield Rule, for example. The Rape Shield Rule, or Military Rule of Evidence 412, prevents admission of evidence concerning sexual predisposition and behavior of an alleged victim of sexual assault. Kiel provided an aside regarding the Rape Shield Law and how a high-visibility case a few months ago involving football players at the U.S. Naval Academy influenced changes to Article 32 by Congress. In that case, the defense counsel had the victim on the stand for three days of questioning about the alleged victim’s motivations, medical history, apparel, and so on during the Article 32 hearing, he related. The cross-examination was perceived by the public and Congress to be disgraceful and degrading, and potentially violating the federal Rape Shield Rule. With passage of the fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, alleged rape and sexual assault victims are no longer sub-

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Winter fun on the slopes of Whitetail


Service members from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) always have a good time on the slopes of the Whitetail Ski Resort. The installation’s Liberty Center is hosting a full-day trip to the resort Saturday, Jan. 25. BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON – The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Liberty Center is hosting its annual ski trip to the slopes of Whitetail Jan. 25 for any E-1 to E-6 service member interested in a full-day of fun. Whitetail Resort, located in Mercersburg, Pa., features various trails, jumps and freestyle options for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. There’s a gift and sports shop, restaurant and many other amenities for guests to enjoy. Several classes are also available from beginner to advanced level for those seeking some instruction, as well. “Whitetail is a great ski resort. I highly recommend visiting if you can,” said Chelton Wynter, recreation specialist at the Liberty Center. “I went snowboarding for the first time last year. I came back sore, but I sure had a

lot of fun. It’s a great experience for our service members.” Lift pass tickets cost $55; Rental tickets are $88 and E-Z Learn tickets, which includes a ski lift ticket, rental equipment and an hour and a half beginner’s lesson are $75. Guests have the option of bringing and using their own equipment. All tickets come with a free meal voucher that includes fries and a fountain drink. Buses will depart the Liberty Center at 9 a.m. and return to JBAB around midnight. Tickets are on a first-come/first-serve basis and must be purchased at the installation’s Information, Tickets and Travel Office at Bldg. 4472 along Arnold Avenue, Wynter said. It can be contacted at 202-404-6576. For more information, call the Liberty Center at 202-685-1802. Information on Whitetail Ski Resort can be found at

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Reservist leads project to connect American public, veterans BY DONNA MILES AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - The idea germinated shortly after Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Bernardi returned from a 10-month deployment to Iraq. A professor and chair of San Francisco State University’s cinema department, Bernardi found a distinct disconnect between the Special Forces soldiers whose operations he had spent much of his deployment documenting and the civilian community he had reentered. “I was honestly disturbed by the fact that people in the general population are not connected to these wars,” he said. “You can watch the news, and you wouldn’t even know that we are in Afghanistan.” The disconnect ran particularly deep in academia, where Bernardi said he found that many of his colleagues carried deep and often negative stereotypes about service members and veterans. Bernardi’s concern was twofold, he explained. A public detached from the men and women in uniform can’t fully understand or appreciate who they are, what they do and how their service shapes who they are. From a national standpoint, that insulation from the realities and ultimate cost of war might make people less averse to jumping into future conflicts, he said. So leveraging his decades of experience in the film and documentary field and his position as director of San Francisco State’s Documentary Film Institute, Bernardi launched the Veteran Documentary Corps. He called on the industry’s most accomplished filmmakers and a pool of mostly volunteer labor for an ambitious, first-of-its-kind project to capture the veteran experience on film.

The concept, he explained, was to produce an online library of professional-quality short films about veterans, their time in the military and their experience returning to civilian life. Bernardi recognized from the start that a few personal stories wouldn’t fully capture the breadth of the veterans’ experience. So he set out to tell it through documentaries of 100 veterans of every U.S. service dating back to World War II. Ultimately, he hopes to expand it to include veterans of other countries’ militaries as well -- perhaps a Chinese veteran and a Russian veteran who served in the Chechnyan conflict. “Part of my goal was to educate people about the profound diversity of veterans … and to help them understand the whole range of veterans’ experience” – the hopes and dreams, the pride, the horrors, the disappointments, the challenges of redeployment, Bernardi said. So far, seven documentaries have been completed and are posted on the project website at Several more are in production and are expected to be added soon. After that, Bernardi’s goal is to release one documentary each month, and, if the funding comes through as hoped, one every two weeks until all 100 are completed. The stories, each averaging seven to 10 minutes, capture vastly distinctive combat experiences and how they affected the veterans. “These are not just testimonials. They aren’t just patriotic. They are gritty. They communicate the diversity, and the impact of war and military service, both positive and negative,” Bernardi said. “When people press the button to watch one of these, they think they are going to see a news piece of a ‘rah-rah’ piece,” he continued. “And what they see is something

that is really real. It moves them.” Jack Lyon, a Marine Corps captain who served in Vietnam, talks in his documentary about the spiritual aspect of a “hideous” wartime experience, and the unshakeable bond that forms among comrades whose lives depend on each other. “That unconditional love is what we search for for the rest of our life,” he said, and what led him to cofound the Veterans Village of San Diego that serves wounded Marines. “I can’t not do this,” Lyon said of the new calling, which he said has brought the Marine Corps and its motto, Semper Fidelis, or “Always Faithful,” back into his life. David Gan, an Army staff sergeant during World War II, still struggles to accept the loss of his fellow soldiers after he was medically evacuated to a hospital in France when rendered unconscious by an enemy round. A Chinese-American who enjoyed the bond among the troops that transcended their social and cultural differences, Gan recalled his desperation to return to his unit. “I feel so guilty,” to this day, he said, choking back the sobs of survivor’s guilt. Today, Gan said he lives through his seven children for what his fallen comrades will never experience. “In a way, I kind of lived for them for what they have missed,” he added. Bobby Hollingsworth, an Army staff sergeant who served in Iraq with Army Criminal Investigation Command, shared in his documentary the numbness and emotional detachment he felt after returning home. He recalled the horror of investigating a soldier suicide, and the sleeplessness and torment that haunted him long after its conclusion. “I kept everything inside,” he said. Today, strengthened by therapy provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs and excited by his newfound love of

screenwriting, Hollingsworth said, he feels like his life is on a positive trajectory. Part of human nature, he said, “is to survive and struggle and to endure and to come out on a better side at the end of it.” John Heroux joined the Air Force to be a fighter pilot, and was among the first to fly F-16 bombing runs over Iraq during the opening days of the Persian Gulf War. He recalled in his documentary his first combat mission, and how calm he felt within the safety of his cockpit as he applied the tactics he had trained to conduct. More than 20 years later, Heroux said, his military experiences have “helped make me who I am.” As a commercial airline pilot, he said, he doesn’t get flustered when faced with poor weather conditions or occasional instrument failures. These situations “really [don’t] raise the stress level of the average military pilot, because they have been through so much more,” he said. Julie Mendez, who joined the Army at 17, said her deployment to Iraq quickly transformed her from a young, naïve girl into an adult. “It was like somebody snapped their fingers and said ‘Grow up today, right now,’” she said. Returning home from the conflict, she described herself as a different person, quieter, more serious and battling intense depression about her wartime experience. Today, Mendez is healing herself as well as others by pouring herself into graphics design projects that promote dialog between veterans and the civilian community Casey Conklin was a platoon medic with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, and remembers questioning when he deployed to Iraq, “Can you do the one job you are expected to do?” Today, as a student at San Francisco State University, he is studying health education with the dream of applying

it during disaster relief operations. Conklin said he sees that calling as being “part of a bigger picture, an overall mission that you know you will get done” – something he experienced with the Rangers in combat but has found it difficult to recreate in the civilian world. “In disaster relief, I feel that’s the closest thing I can do to being a Ranger without a rifle,” he said. Scott Castle served three combat tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps, and said nothing can fully prepare someone for what they encounter in war. “Combat is hell,” he said. That hell followed Castle home in the form of t insomnia, flashbacks, anger issues and social anxiety. Just as when he was in Iraq, Castle found respite at the gym, where he took up weightlifting and now dreams of one day going pro. To help get there, he said he’s applying the discipline and determination the Marine Corps instilled in him. “The Marines have changed me,” he said. “It definitely gave me a new sense of drive in life I didn’t have before. Leadership, accountability, a sense of purpose, discipline – and that translates definitely to the civilian world.” The initial documentaries have been received positively through the website, social media outlets at and film festivals, Bernardi reported. Hoping for a broader audience, he is in discussions with several cable TV networks that are considering running the entire series once it is completed. “We’d like people to walk away from watching these with a greater understanding and a greater respect and appreciation for veterans, without vilifying them and without painting them as wounded,” Bernardi said. In telling their stories, Bernardi said, he wants to help to empower veterans. “We want veterans to see that they’re not alone,” he said.

Guardsmen team up to tackle West Virginia water crisis BY ARMY SGT. ANNA-MARIE WARD 153RD PUBLIC AFFAIRS DETACHMENT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive enhanced response force package, along with members from West Virginia, Ohio and District of Columbia civil support teams, have been working around the clock drawing water samples from across West Virginia’s Kanawha Valley to determine levels of contamination remaining in the water supply. Hundreds of thousands of people in nine West Virginia counties are unable to use their tap water as a precaution following a chemical spill. Soldiers, civilian chemists and West Virginia American Water employees have set up a command center at the water company’s testing plant in downtown

Charleston. Defense Department officials said today that 31 Army and Air National Guardsmen on civil support teams are conducting water and air sampling operations and 485 West Virginia Army and Air National Guardsmen are on state active duty, assisting with water distribution and logistics. “We’re running tests and compiling all of the samples,” said Army Maj. Walter Hatfield, CERFP operations officer. “The CERF-P has been on site since [the night of Jan. 10]. Members have been analyzing samples hourly since the contamination issue first arose [the evening before].” Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have indicated that water levels must be at one part per million before a “do not use” order can be lifted, Hatfield said, adding that West Virginia American Water officials say system flushing can begin once that level has been maintained for a length of time.

The CERF-P collects the samples from various locations, Hatfield said, and the West Virginia National Guard’s 35th Civil Support Team logs them in. The CERFP has access to three mobile analytical laboratory systems from the supporting teams. “I think one of the high points of all of this has been being able to embed with the [civil support team],” Hatfield said, noting that the teams bring a new level of capabilities to the mission that the CERF-P does not possess. Sampling teams continue to travel to multiple locations throughout the nine affected counties, collecting jars of water for testing. Hospitals and other businesses open their doors in the hopes that every jar of water brings them one step closer to returning to business as usual. “We’re wondering how long until we can begin sterilizing our instruments,” said Rachel Pauley, operating room manager at the Charleston Surgical Hospital.


Army Staff Sgt. David Reeves of the West Virginia National Guard’s 35th Civil Support Team collects a water sample at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, W.Va., Jan. 11. Team members have been collecting samples and monitoring chemical levels in the water since a contamination issue was detected the day before. Soldiers in the field, such as Army Staff Sgt. David Reeves with the 35th CST, said they can offer no immediate answers, but will

continue to monitor the water and work side by side with interagency partners until a solution is reached.

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January application phase opens for Sailors seeking orders FROM NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) application phase started Jan. 9, and is scheduled to remain open through 5 a.m. Central time, Jan. 21 for active duty and Full-Time Support Sailors in their orders-negotiation window, officials said. Enlisted Sailors use CMS-ID to review and apply for permanent change-of-station (PCS) orders online. Sailors may access the website at or from the CMS/ID link at Eligible Sailors may review advertised billets in CMS-ID during the application phase and apply for up to five jobs, either directly using CMS-ID, through a command career counselor (CCC), or through direct interaction with the detailer, who can make an application on the Sailor’s behalf. CMS-ID features a “Sailor Preference” section under the “Sailor Info Tab” where Sailors may rank duty preferences by type, command, location, platform and community, as well as indicate which special programs and schools they would like and leave comments for the detailer. Detailers will always attempt to fill billets using a Sailor’s desired selections first; however, Fleet readiness requirements are the guiding factor in filling billets. Detailers must also follow sea-shore flow guidelines outlined in NAVADMIN 361/12, so unless a Sailor requests Sea Duty Incentive Pay or the Voluntary Sea Duty Program to take


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ject to that kind of interrogation at the Article 32 hearing, he said. Before the new law, alleged victims of sexual assault were ordered to show up at Article 32 hearings and frequently were asked to testify during those hearings as well. “Congress thought that wasn’t fair, since civilian victims of sexual assault didn’t have to show up or testify,” Kiel said. “Now, any victim of a crime who suffers pecuniary, emotional or physical harm and is named in one of the charges as a victim does not have to testify at the hearing,” he added.

Article 60

Like Article 32 changes, modifications to Article 60 are to be phased in over the course of 12 months. Article 60


consecutive sea duty orders, a Sailor up for shore duty should not be involuntarily assigned another sea tour. It may mean a Sailor hoping for shore duty in Hawaii or Washington may receive shore duty someplace else, where the need is greater. A single set of sea billets, prioritized by U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and a single set of shore billets, prioritized by U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the Bureau of Naval Personnel are advertised each application cycle in CMS-ID as the Navy seeks to fill gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-priority Fleet billets. Some factors a detailer weighs when matching Sailors to jobs include the Sailor’s desires, qualifications, training availability, career progression, command preference and cost to the Navy. Detailers will not assign Sailors to advertised jobs until after the close of the CMS-ID application phase, during the detailer selection phase. Sailors may log into CMS-ID anytime after the detailer selection phase to see if they have been selected for orders. Commands also have the ability to rank and add comments to applications for jobs at their command. This process can occur throughout the Sailor Application Phase, and there is a brief period after Sailor applications are shut off before Detailers commence selections when commands alone are allowed access to apply comments and ranking to each application for their command. Command input is involves pretrial agreements and actions by the convening authority in modifying or setting aside findings of a case or reducing sentencing. A convening authority could do that in the past, and some did, though rarely. Changes to Article 60 were influenced last year by a case involving Air Force Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, a former inspector general convicted of aggravated sexual assault, Kiel said. The convening authority, Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, overturned the findings of guilt. “That got Congress stirred up,” Kiel said. In the new law, legislators said the convening authority can no longer adjust any findings of guilt for felony offenses where the sentence is longer than six months or contains a discharge. They cannot change findings for any sex crime, irrespective of sentencing time. One way a commander still can modify a sentence is, “if the trial counsel comes forward and says, ‘This particular accused was very helpful in securing evidence or cooperating with the government in prosecuting someone who was accused of committing an offense under the UCMJ.’ That is a trigger for the convening authority to be able to modify a sentence,” Kiel said. The other way a convening authority can modify a sentence, even involving rape and sexual assault, is if a pretrial agreement is in place, he said, meaning that the case could close, but the pretrial agreement would still take effect. Congress realized that Article 60 was still needed to continue the option for pretrial agreements, Kiel said. Had Article 60 been done away with altogether, he added, that “would have likely meant all courts-martial would have gone to full contest, and that would have bottlenecked the entire process.” Voiding Article 60 also would have meant that all alleged victims of sexual assault likely would have to testify. “Sometimes, victims supported the pretrial agreement, supported the potential sentence and supported the fact that they didn’t have to testify -- when it was in their best individual interest,” Kiel said. Other changes to courts-martial practice were made. Prior to the new law, the convening authority could consider the military character of the accused in considering how to dispose of a case, Kiel said. Congress decided that should have no bearing on whether or not the accused has committed a sexual assault or other type of felony. Also, he said, previous to new law, “sometimes the [staff judge advocate] would say, ‘Take the case to a general court-martial,’ and the convening authority would disagree and say, ‘I’m not going forward.’” Now, he said, “if the convening authority disagrees, the case has to go to the secretary of the service concerned, [who] would have to decide whether to go forward or not.” In the case of an alleged rape or sexual assault in which the staff judge advocate and the convening authority decide not to go forward because of a lack of evidence or for any other reason, that case has to go up to the nexthighest general court-martial convening authority for an independent review, Kiel said.


Chief Quartermaster Samir Patel, detailer, Navy Personnel Command, reviews available billets in the Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID). CMS/ID is the web-based program enlisted Sailors use to review and apply for PCS orders when it’s time to transfer duty stations.

another factor that Detailers use when making their selections. Sailors can learn more about CMS-ID from their CCC or access CMS-ID by selecting the CMS-ID link on the NPC website at So if the case occurred at the division level in the Army, for example, and a decision were made at that level not to go forward, then the division would need to take the victim’s statements, its own statements for declining the case, and forward them and the entire investigative file to the next level up -- in this case, the corps. At the corps level, the staff judge advocate and the corps commander would then review the file, look at the evidence and make a determination whether or not to go forward, Kiel explained. If it’s decided to move forward the case would be referred at the corps level instead of sending it back down to the division, he added. This, he explained, avoids unlawful command influence on the case’s outcome.

Articles 120 and 125

The UCMJ’s Articles 120 and 125 now have mandatory minimum punishments: dishonorable discharge for enlisted service members and dismissal for officers, Kiel said. Article 120 deals with rape and sexual assault upon adults or children and other sex crimes, and Article 125 deals with forcible sodomy. In addition, the accused now must appear before a general court-martial with no opportunity to be tried at a summary or special courtmartial, Kiel said. A summary court-martial is for relatively minor misconduct, and a special court-martial is for an intermediate-level offense. Furthermore, Congress highly encouraged the services not to dispose of sexual assault cases with adverse administrative action or an Article 15, which involves nonjudicial punishment usually reserved for minor disciplinary offenses, Kiel said. Rather, Kiel said, Congress desires those cases to be tried at a general court-martial and has mandated that all sexual assault and rape cases be tried only by general court-martial. Prior to the fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, there was a five-year statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault on adults and children under Article 120 cases. Now, there’s no statute of limitations, he said. Congress repealed the offense of consensual sodomy under Article 125 in keeping with previous Supreme Court precedent, Kiel said, and also barred anyone who has been convicted of rape, sexual assault, incest or forcible sodomy under state or federal law from enlisting or being commissioned into military service.

What’s Ahead

Congress could make even more changes that address sexual assaults in the military as early as this month, Kiel said. And later this year, changes to the Manual for CourtsMartial should be signed by the president after review by the services, the national security staff, the Defense Department and other agencies, he added. The updated manual would codify all the changes, although some already are in effect, he said.


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Warrior Transition Command restructures as numbers fall BY J.D. LEIPOLD ARMY NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - With the numbers of wounded, ill and injured soldiers steadily declining over the last 14 months to the lowest levels since 2007, the Army’s Warrior Transition Command will restructure over the next nine months. Five of the 29 warrior transition units, known as WTUs, and all nine community-based warrior transition units, or CBWTUs, will be deactivated due to the falling numbers, explained Army Brig. Gen. David Bishop, Warrior Transition Command’s commander. Thirteen community care units would be formed and embedded within warrior transition battalions and brigades at 11 installations, he said. “The decision to reorganize was also based on periodic reviews and lessons learned over the last few years,” Bishop said, emphasizing that WTC remains fully funded and that upcoming changes “are not related to budget cuts, sequestration or furloughs.” The WTUs being shut down are at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Irwin, Calif.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; West Point, N.Y.; and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. As of Jan. 2, the total number of soldiers assigned to those five units stood at only 62. Bishop said those 62 soldiers are expected to transition naturally as part of their healing plan by the end of September. If they haven’t, he added, they’ll be assigned to a community care unit at another installation. The nine CBWTUs in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Utah, Virginia and Puerto Rico all will be deactivated, but Puerto Rico will have a community care unit detachment under the mission command of the warrior transition battalion at Fort Gordon, Ga.


Retired Army Spc. Luis Puertas, from Orlando, Fla., celebrates as he crosses the finish line first after completing the men’s 1500-meter race for above-the-knee single and double amputees during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 14, 2013. Before the 13 community care units begin receiving soldiers from the CBWTUs, the commanding generals of regional medical commands will certify their initial operating status to ensure resources and training is in place, Bishop said. “Every soldier will go through a series of interactions with both their gaining and losing cadre to ensure their complete care and transition plan is fully understood and accountability is maintained and the general added. Warrior Transition Command began looking at ways it could improve the transition process in July 2012. While the command had the

capacity to handle 12,000 soldiers, the population had dropped to 7,070. Bishop said it was appropriate to reduce capacity given the population decrease, but feedback from oversight agencies, soldiers and their families identified improvements that could be made. “We were able to add capabilities to units, as well as occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physical therapists, transition coordinators and nurse case managers to improve the experience of soldiers going through the program,” he said. “For example, nurse case managers have a ratio of 1 to 20 soldiers across the program. In bat-

talion headquarters companies, we’re now going to improve that to 1 to 10, and squad leaders will go from a ratio of 1 to 10 across the program to 1 to 8 within battalion headquarters,” Bishop added, noting that in the CBWTUs, the ratio of platoon sergeants to soldiers was 1 to 40, and that will change to 1 to 33. That will increase the capacity of leadership to take care of soldiers and it should be felt positively by soldiers and cadre members, he said. The command also is working to reduce the transfer and evaluation time, Bishop said. Now, when soldiers go to a CBWTU, they must

VA offers $600M to support services for homeless veteran families FROM A DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Department officials recently announced the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing. “Those who have served our nation should never find themselves on the streets, living without hope,” VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said. “These grants play a critical role in addressing veteran homelessness by assisting our vital partners at the local level in their efforts. We are making good progress towards our goal to end veterans’ homelessness, but we still have work to do.”

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program is designed to assist very low-income veteran families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The program employs a housing-first model, officials said, an approach that centers on providing homeless veterans with permanent housing quickly and then providing VA health care, benefits and services as needed. Required services include outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and providing or coordinating efforts to obtain needed entitlements and other community services, officials said. Grantees secure a broad range of other services for participants, including: • Legal assistance; • Credit and housing counseling; • Assistance in understand-

ing leases, securing utilities and coordinating moving arrangements; • Representative payee services concerning rent and utilities when needed; and • Serving as an advocate for the veteran when mediating with property owners on issues related to locating or retaining housing. Grantees also offer temporary financial assistance that provides short-term help with rent, moving expenses, security and utility deposits, child care, transportation, utility costs and emergency expenses. VA is offering $300 million in fiscal year 2014 funds and $300 million in fiscal 2015 funds, subject to available appropriations, officials said, and will make award decisions based on a national competition. In fiscal 2013, VA awarded about $300 million in Support-

ive Services for Veteran Families grants for operations beginning in fiscal 2014 and is focusing up to $300 million in surge funding on 76 high-priority continuums of care in what VA officials called an unprecedented effort to end veterans’ homelessness in these communities. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program served more than 39,000 veterans and more than 62,000 total participants -- veterans and their family members – in fiscal 2013, VA officials said. In November, VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the results of a HUD report that estimated there were 57,849 homeless veterans on a single night in January in the United States, an 8-percent decline since 2012 and a 24-percent decline since 2010.

first in-process at a WTU on an installation, and after evaluation and assessment, they go through several medical appointments until the commander deems them prepared to go home. That takes an average of 107 days, Bishop said. “The Community Care model is going to help the cadre and the soldier by virtue of being on an installation within the footprint and leadership of a warrior transition battalion,” Bishop said. “Right now, the CBWTU cadre are on leased space or on some military space, but separate from WTUs on the installations. But under the Community Care model, they’re going to leverage the command structures, the staff of the WTB, the military treatment facility clinical staff and the senior commander who is overseeing the WTU. “We think the increased standardization, reduction in transfer time, improvement in our simplification of the command structure and the provision and leveraging of installation command structures and resources will help very much,” he added. Addressing the nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel required as cadre at WTUs and CBWTUs across the Army, the general said the force structure modifications would result in 549 fewer personnel requirements -- 36 fewer civilians and 513 fewer military, most of the latter from the reserve component. “Commanders will be managing the transitions to these new unit structures, and Medical Command will do everything within its power to take care of its employees -- mobilized reserve-component cadre on active-duty orders will have the option of being released or applying for other reserve-component positions elsewhere or in this program,” he said. “The same will be true for our Army civilians.”

Survey scheduled for Bolling Clinic The 579th Medical Group will be participating in a survey by the Accreditation Association for the Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) from Feb. 4-6. The survey will be used to evaluate the organization’s compliance with AAAHC standards for ambulatory health care and to determine if accreditation should be awarded or retained by the organization. While the survey is taking place, the clinic will remain open and operate under normal business hours. Patient care will not be affected in any way.

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force’s most senior leader gave insight into her life and shared career advice with Airmen across the Air Force during her first town hall Jan. 9. Speaking from the Pentagon auditorium, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on lessons she’s learned, and encouraging Airmen to view challenges as opportunities. James, who grew up along the New Jersey shore, originally came to Washington D.C. with her lifelong dream of becoming a diplomat for the State Department. But that dream job never happened. “I prepared all these years, and now the dream was busted,” James said. “… boy, was it devastating.” With a signed lease, James had to stay in the city and figure out a way to move on with her career. “You have to pull up your socks and get on with it,” James said. “That was when my dream shifted. I had to zig-zag in life.” In 1981, James began her career in the field of defense. “Now, more than three decades later, that is where I have spent my professional life,” James said of her experience, which includes everything from working for the Department of Defense to a related private sector industry.


Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting Jan. 9 at the Pentagon auditorium, Arlington, Va. During her address, James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on the lessons she’s learned, and encouraging Airmen to view challenges as opportunities. James said her swearing in as the Air Force’s 23rd secretary is “the culmination of that period,” noting that not receiving what she thought was her dream job may have been a blessing in disguise. James offered her story as an opportunity to talk to Airmen about how they approach their own career challenges today, par-

ticularly in the face of significant personnel cuts, forcing many to reconsider career opportunities. “The projections are up to 25,000 reductions in personnel and hundreds of aircraft will come down as well,” James said. With these cuts, James encourages commanders and supervisors to go make the first move, and help their Airmen.

“Reach out to them, go on the offense, and give them some advice,” said James, who encouraged mentorship throughout her address. A theme in James’ short tenure as secretary has been opportunity. Opportunity is what set James on the path of working for the Department of Defense. “One door closes, another door

opens,” James said. For Airmen who are looking to retire early or separate, or are worried they may be selected for involuntary separation, James encourages them to be proactive in their career, and to “own it.” “If you don’t have enough information about your specialty and what is likely to happen in your career field, go on the offensive and ask questions until you get answers,” James said. Although budget uncertainty means the numbers remain fluid right now, James pledged that senior leaders will strive to be as open with information as possible. Her goal is to disclose as much information as possible, as quickly as possible. “We’re going to be transparent,” James said. “That’s our job. And get you as much information as possible so you can make those career decisions.” James, who was formally sworn in Dec. 20, 2013, implores Airmen to own their careers, whether that’s as a member of the Air Force, or outside of the service. “Manage your own career and take the reins so you can make a good judgment and proceed in your career,” James said. “Seize the opportunity. Don’t be afraid of the opportunity. You’ll be better off for it.”


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lation’s Central Heat Plant, which Tortella describes as a lifeline to the installation. The facility had a significant water leak that was isolated and contained immediately. It was temporarily shut down with full service restored by Saturday night. Public Works Department (PWD) also worked closely with various private contractors to mitigate problems in facilities such as the Base Exchange, which had to temporarily close its food court. A waterline adjacent to the command headquarters building at P-20 was also inspected for damage. “Despite being undermanned in nearly every area, the response by our PWD was outstanding,” said JBAB Base Commander Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra. “They had to work some very long hours to get all the facilities up and running and they had a genuine concern for the customer which drove their efforts.” Tortella shares that same praise of his team, which worked a minimum of 12 hour shifts to maintain full response. He also credited the help of other organizations around base. “Everyone helped in some way. There were a lot of departments from PWD and various organizations on base that were fully involved and providing support. It was a very inspiring


(Left) Christopher Weare and Richard Smith (Right), both of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Public Works Department (PWD), adjust an air reader inside Child Development Center II. Members of PWD were able to restore operational capability to several buildings without any significant interruption in service. team effort,” Tortella said. “I couldn’t be more proud of my team. They understand the responsibilities we have. They rec-

ognize, accept and respond with pride. It’s the best team anyone could ask for.” For future reference, he said

it’s important to have emergency contact numbers on hand and to have good seals on doors and windows to prevent cold air from

getting inside. Tips like these go a long way when fighting the cold weather elements, Tortella concluded.


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February 3 | 11am-3pm | Slip Inn We’re back! The Slip Inn is reopening with a new menu. Come in today and check us out! There will be complementary food samples and great drink specials. New Menu Items: February - April: Cream of Crab soup or Chili - $4.50 Sausage Monday: Sweet Italian Sausage served with chips - $6.50 Fish Taco Friday: 3 Fish Tacos - $5.95

MWR Presents: Peaches and Herb

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February 8 | Doors Open: 6pm; Show: 8pm | Bolling Club Reunite with Peaches and Herb! Tickets: $35 per person includes dinner buffet & show. Tickets are available at the Bolling Club, Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT) Office and Fitness Center I. DJ entertainment before and after the main performance. Please call 202563-8400 for more information.

Bolling Club Theisen St, Bldg. 50 202.563.8400

Air Force Club Membership

Become a club member by December 31 and get free dues for the first 3 months plus an instant win scratch card worth up to $100! Club member benefits include meals discounts, access to all Air Force clubs worldwide, $25,000 Annual Scholarship Program and more. Pick up an application at the Bolling Club or online at

2-for-1 Steak Night

Every Thursday | 5 - 8:30pm | Wings Bar & Grill Choose from a juicy 12oz rib eye or sirloin steak, chicken or fish and your choice of a toss salad and Russet or sweet baked

potato with butter, sour cream and bacon bits. All meals come with a roll and butter, as well as coffee, tea or iced tea. Select appetizers, desserts and drink specials will be offered. Club Members: $23.95 for two people Non-Members: $23.95 per person

Seafood Buffet

First Wednesday of each Month | 5 - 8:30pm | Washington Dining Room Seafood Buffet featuring an abundant selection of crab legs, steamed shrimp, fresh oysters, fried oysters, fish and shrimp, the Club’s famous fried chicken, numerous sides, clam chowder, salad bar and home made banana pudding along with dozens of assorted cakes and pies. Club Members: $29.95 Non-Members: $34.95

Champagne Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday | 10:30am - 2pm | Washington Dining Room Enjoy the best Champagne Brunch in the Capital Region featuring an abundant selection of shrimp, fresh oysters, baked and fried chicken, turkey, beef, fish, salads, grits, bacon, vegetables, starches, eggs benedict, madeto-order waffles and omelets, seasonal fruits, homemade banana pudding, assorted cakes and pies for dessert. Club Members: $17.95; Non-Members: $22.95

Boss and Buddy

January 17 | 3:30-5:30pm | Bolling Club - WASP Lounge Follow up that monthly promotion ceremony by taking your boss to the Club for Boss and Buddy Night! Club members enjoy a FREE buffet; cost for non-members is $10.

Potomac Lanes Bowling Center McChord St, Bldg. 1310 202.563.1701/1702 Book your next occasion with us!

Whether you are hosting a birthday party or an office meeting, bowling is fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy! We have group event packages that are available for all size groups. Come eat, bowl and celebrate at Potomac Lanes and leave the cleaning up to us!

Cosmic Bowling

Every Saturday | 8pm-12am Unlimited bowling and shoe rental for only $15; $12 for active military personnel and their families.

Military Family Fun Night

Every Sunday | 5-9pm 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and drinks for only $20 (family of 4). Available to active military personnel and their families. Each additional person is $5.

Monday Night Football Special

Every Monday Enjoy a large, one topping pizza and 10 chicken wings for only $16.95. Eat in or carry out.

Try EATZ New Menu Items!

Butter Breaded Mushrooms Fried Pickles Fried Green Beans Traditional or Boneless chicken wings with new sauces: BBQ, Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo Caolina Gold, Honey Mustard, Sesame Teriyaki, Adobo or Churascodf. View the full menu on ABSalute, the MWR Smartphone App!

Information, Tickets & Travel Arnold Ave, Bldg. 4472 202.404.6576 Niagara Falls Vacation Package June 19-22, 2014 Fallsview, Ontario Canada


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Enjoy a weekend getaway in Canada and behold the beauty of Niagara Falls. We will be staying at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview overlooking Horseshoe Falls. Prices are per person and include motor coach transportation and a 3 night stay in hotel. Jacuzzi Suite (Couples Only): $490 per person Fallsview Room: Single: $783, Double: $457, Triple: $360, Quad: $312 Cityview Room: Single: $370, Double: $380, Triple: $310, Quad: $274 There is a $10 fee, per person if there are more than 2 adults in a room. No charge for children under 2 years. Payment Schedule: $100 deposit due upon reservation Half Balance due on January 24, 2014 Final Payment due on March 21, 2014 For information contact the ITT Office. Passports are required.

Arts & Crafts Center Arnold Ave, Bldg. 4472 202.767.4422 Arts & Crafts Gift Shop

Check out the Arts & Crafts Center Gift Shop. Choose from a wide selection of shadow boxes, flags, flag boxes and sword cases. We have rosewood pen and pencil sets, complete with beautiful maple or rosewood boxes. We also have customizable tankards and travel mugs that can be custom engraved in our shop. These all make great gifts for any occasion.

Arts & Crafts Engraving Shop

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Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling acrylics to wooden plaques. We can engrave just about anything and also create graphics to suit all your engraving needs. Ask about our “green” bamboo plaques in variety of sizes.

Joint Base Anacostia Woodworking Club

The JBAB Woodshop is back by popular demand. Join our woodworking club and get up to 32 hours of wood working for $75.00 per month. We only have space for ten members per month so sign up today by calling (202) 767-4422 or stopping by the Arts & Crafts Center. *The JBAB Woodshop is only open to the woodworking club members on Saturdays.

Arts & Crafts Frame Shop

Decorated walls make your house a home and we can help frame your memories. Our Frame Shop is the place to get all of your occasional memories displayed using the best conservation materials

Child & Youth Programs Youth Center Arnold Ave, Bldg. 4485 202.767.4003 Parent’s Night Out

January 17 | 6-11pm | Youth Center | PreRegistration: January 15 Cost: $20. Children ages 6 weeks to age 5 (not in Kindergarten) will register at CDC II and Youth ages 5 (in Kindergarten) and up to age 8 will register at the Youth Center. CDC II phone number is 202.404.8071 and the Youth Center’s phone number is 202.767.4003.


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Miscellaneous items related to your health, your career, your life and your community

Immunization Clinic

AFOWC Thrift Shop

The 579th Medical Group Immunization Clinic will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. On Thursdays, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The clinic closes at 12 p.m. for training the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 202-404-6724.

The Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club Thrift Shop is located at 13 Brookley Ave and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations are accepted during business hours only. Profits from the AFOWC Thrift shop go toward college scholarships and other military charitable organizations. For more information about the AFOWC or its Thrift Shop call 202-5636666 or email

Firth-Sterling Gate operations The Firth-Sterling gate is closed on weekends. Once the gate’s automated features become available, the gate will be accessible by any Common Access Card (CAC) holder 24/7 during normal FPCON “A” conditions.

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The Bolling Toastmasters Club is available for everyone on JBAB as a place to practice your leadership skills. Toastmasters clubs are where leaders are made, and leadership starts with good communication. The program is self-paced, and it works. The Bolling Toastmasters Club meets Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the JBAB Chapel Center. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Jim Queen at 301-452-6931.

Navy Marine-Corps Thrift Shop hours The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop has relocated to Enterprise Hall (building 72). The store hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call 202-4333364.

Boys and Girls Club volunteers The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington needs volunteer coaches for their youth baseball league for 10-year-olds and 12-year-olds. For more information or to sign up, call 512-560-5548 from 7 a.m.-

5 p.m. or email Michael.martinez@afncr.

JBAB Cyclists on Facebook Basically a forum for all JBAB riders to get together. We organize group rides over lunch and during commuting hours. Visit us online at jbabcyclists. For more information, email

JBAB Cub Scouts Attention all boys grades 1st through 5th interested in scouting. Please contact the JBAB Cub Scouts, Pack 343, at for more information. Each den holds their own meetings each month along with one pack event. Boys will earn badges together and can work on individual achievements as well. Come join us for popcorn, camping and so much more.

Navy Wives Clubs of America The D.C. Metro chapter of Navy Wives Clubs of America, Eleanor Roosevelt #37, hosts meetings every second Thursday of the month to discuss and plan volunteer activities in the local military and civilian communities. Military spouses of all branches are welcome to attend. For more information, email or visit



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