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Joint Base Journal Vol. 5, No. 11

March 21, 2014

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DC Army National Guard welcomes first African-American female pilot BY LT. COL. KEVIN MCANDREWS WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia National Guard is celebrating Women’s History Month with a landmark: Army 1st Lt. Dina Elosiebo earned her Army aviator wings after completing Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala., making her the first female AfricanAmerican pilot in D.C.. Army National Guard history. “This is an extraordinary, historical event for us,” said Maj. Gen. Errol R.. Schwartz, commanding general, D.C. National Guard. “We’re extremely proud of Lt. Elosiebo. She’s a fine officer, and now, Army aviator.” Schwartz said every pilot who graduates from Fort Rucker’s rigorous aviator training course - male, or female, regardless of their race or ethnicity - has accomplished something special. He added that the military has moved well past the days when such accomplishments were unusual.

“The diversity of our armed forces is what makes us strong,” Schwartz said. While completing the course is no cake walk, Elosiebo, now a platoon leader with D Company (Air Ambulance), 1-224th Aviation Regiment, had a leg up on most other students at Fort Rucker. In her civilian career, she previously earned her FAA commercial pilot’s license and became a certified flight instructor. Elosiebo follows in the path of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American fighter pilots. Before World War II, black pilots were barred from earning their wings in the Army Air Corps. The Pentagon’s rationale was that African-Americans could not be taught to fly. But after being forced to go through pilot training three times before being sent to the fight, they became the best of the best. In the bomber escort missions that they flew in Europe, they never lost a bomber. Elosiebo has a strong connec-

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Army 1st Lt. Demetria N. Elosiebo, currently a platoon leader with D Company (Air Ambulance), 1-224th Aviation Regiment at Davison Army Airfield, Va., conducts cockpit checks in a Black Hawk helicopter on March 15. Elosiebo is the first female African-American rotary wing pilot in the D.C. Army National Guard.

USS Kidd Sailors expand roles for round-the-clock search BY ENS. BROOKE E. SCHAFFER USS KIDD (DDG 100)

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Sailors inspect the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100). Kidd is currently conducting search and rescue operations in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

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INDIAN OCEAN - The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is stepping up their search efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean with round-the-clock coverage. Kidd has been searching now for six days and the additional measures taken during this search mission are apparent both above and below decks. Extra lookouts have been posted for 24-hour coverage topside and the two MH-60R helicopters from He-

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licopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 are flying additional sorties each day. The ship’s engineers have rigged additional lighting to aid in the search and are maintaining the engineering plant to its highest efficiency to ensure the ship is able to meet her mission “The crew has responded to everything that has been asked of them,” said senior watch officer Lt. Cmdr. Melissa J. Szurovy. “Additional lookout watches are being stood by nontraditional watch standers and sailors of their own volition are helping topside in our search for any sign of the aircraft. It is a true testament to the crew’s

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fortitude to find this airliner.” The air department, comprised of seven pilots, three rescue swimmers, and 18 enlisted maintainers has divided into day and night teams consisting of 12-hour shifts to support these round-the-clock flight operations. “Our maintenance teams work long hours to ensure our helicopters are operationally ready at all times to meet the mission,” said HSM-78 air operations officer Lt. Andrew Hoffman. “This allows us to constantly have our helicop-

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy discusses quality of life, budget uncertainty BY ANDREW REVELOS The Navy’s top enlisted leader visited the Mix House at Naval Support Facility Indian Head on March 7, where he met with members of the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess and petty officers 1st class to discuss potential changes to Sailors’ benefits and quality of life. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens met with enlisted leaders from Naval Support Activity South Potomac, the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division and the Branch Heath Clinics at Dahlgren and Indian Head. “It’s an honor to have the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy come have lunch with us and speak with us in such a small venue,” said NSASP Command Master Chief Petty Officer (SW/AW) Jim Honea. “I think this is really special and I’m glad you are all able to take advantage of this.” Stevens began with the topic that continues to cast a pall across every aspect of national defense: ongoing budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty. The Budget Control Act of 2011, also known as the Sequester, mandates annual, across-the-board

spending cuts to the Department of Defense totaling $470 billion. Last fiscal year, those cuts amounted to $37 billion; this year, the newly-signed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 slightly reduced the estimated $52 billion sequester cuts slated for FY2015 by spreading the overall cuts over a longer timeline. While the cuts are now more targeted and less deep for a given fiscal year, the long-term DoD budget picture is still highly uncertain. Already, there are a series of proposals from DoD that could potentially reduce the size of the services, retire one aircraft carrier and other ships, and limit or end some procurement programs. Military retirees and current service members may also see reductions in cost of living adjustments. Quality of life programs for active duty service members are another area that could be targeted for cuts. The administration proposed a $26 billion increase to DoD- part of the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative-that would be used for training and repair of military infrastructure, though that proposal faces congressional opposition. Stevens recently testified before the House Armed Services Committee with senior enlisted leaders from the other service branches about the potential effects of the proposed cuts; the group will soon take that discussion to the Senate.

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens discusses the impact of budget cuts of quality of life in Navy at the Mix House at Naval Support Facility Indian Head on March 7. Stevens gathered input on the subject from petty officers 1st class and members of the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess.

“We’re going to be testifying before the [Senate Armed Services Committee],” said Stevens. “Because of the outcry, essentially, from the active and retired community, on the rollout of the budget, the [committee] wants to talk to all the [service branches’] senior enlisted leaders to hear what all of you are saying. So the conversation I want to have with you today focuses on those things. I need to pick your brains on a few things. I need you to think about what I’m talking to you about and formulate some thoughts about how you’d like to respond back. I can’t begin to tell you about how impor-

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens, right, greets members of the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess and petty officers 1st class from the Dahlgren and Indian Head at an event last Friday at NSF Indian Head. tant this discussion is.” Stevens zeroed in on quality of life and its correlation to quality of service. “Quality of life are things like your base pay, your [Basic Allowance for Subsistence], your [Base Allowance for Housing] and other special pay that you may get. It’s also your Tricare and your dental. It’s the services that Fleet and Family Support Centers provide you and your families. It’s also things like gyms. So think about quality of life and share with me what you think about this budget rolling out. What do you see in the future for your quality of life?”

Attendees expressed concerns about the potential cost burden the proposed budget might impose on service members, while also emphasizing that their military service was not motivated by any monetary desire. For example, one proposal would control BAH costs by subtracting locality adjustments from a set maximum. The current system gives service members a minimum BAH and adjusts upward depending on locality. While the senior enlisted leaders in attendance agreed that cuts in BAH would be bearable for them, they expressed concern about how

such cuts might affect junior Sailors, military families and retention. Some in the group were also concerned about potential cuts to commissaries and base exchanges. Others noted that stable or slightly increased base pay levels might not keep pace with inflation or increases in the cost of living. Stevens took in the group’s observations and encouraged them to keep tabs on the ever-evolving budget proposals “If you’re in here, you’re a leader,” he said. “As leaders we have a responsibility to educate ourselves and educate our people.”

Helping Sailors, Marines prepare for family’s new arrival BY DONNA CIPOLLONI TESTER STAFF WRITER

Expecting parents anxious to welcome their little one may not fully realize what a bundle of money their bundle of joy is going to cost them. According to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a family earning less than $60,640 can expect to pay a total of $173,490 on a child from birth through 18 years; and for incomes up to $105,000, that amount climbs to $241,000. With that in mind, it’s never too early to start planning and budgeting for baby — and the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is helping Sailors and Marines to do just that by offering an informative workshop called Budget for Baby. “The class provides information about the financial impact of adding

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Naval Air Station Patuxent River Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society volunteers Patrice, Erica and Amelia Ryan showcase a few of the baby blankets they crochet and hand out to participants in the monthly NMCRS Budget for Baby class. to your family,” explained Maureen Farrell, director of the NMCRS office at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

“We talk to parents, new and experienced, about the financial things to consider during the baby’s first year

and beyond; and participants also share their own experience and tips with the group.”

Attendees learn strategies for making good financial decisions, information about benefits, pay entitlements and the tax implications of parenthood, as well as where to find local community resources and programs that provide assistance for families with children. They may also schedule an appointment for free personalized family financial counseling to help adjust to the increased costs of adding another family member. Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Chelsea Brown, with Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic is expecting her first child in August and recently attended the class with her husband, Curtis. “We found it beneficial because we learned ways to manage our money by making the most of our budget and received tips for cutting back on some of our expenses,” she said. “The class gave us an idea

of what to expect and I now feel more at ease and less stressed out.” Farrell said that in the 13 years she’s been instructing the two-hour class, she has seen more than 1,200 participants come through. “NMCRS gives so much to help Sailors and Marines,” Brown said. “I’m so grateful for it all.” . Next Budget for Baby Class March 26, Building #401, 10 a.m. to noon, 301-3427439 . Special Gift Every participant receives a junior sea bag filled with baby items and a crocheted blanket handmade by a Society volunteer. . Eligibility Active-duty or retired Sailors and Marines; their eligible family members; reservists on extended active duty of 30 days or more. . For More Information Visit www.nmcrs.org/ b4b


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Energy information key to learning and leadership BY SHAWN MILLER NDW PUBLIC AFFAIRS

To win a war against waste and drive Naval District Washington (NDW) toward a comprehensive energy strategy, leaders and managers across the region are turning to a fundamental weapon: information. Whether from technical data pouring in from building control systems and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), or knowledge imparted on personnel through energy training conducted on all naval installations, energy information serves as one of the five key pillars to building a sustainable energy environment as outlined in the NDW Energy Policy Statement. “Accurate data can stand on its own merits and is one of the front-line tools used to help shape a culture of conservation and energy efficiency,” said Michael Partyka, installation energy manager (IEM) at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis. “The energy information pillar will provide me, as the IEM, the fiducial energy data needed to make the best decisions to deploy

limited taxpayer resources in meeting legislated and mandated energy and water goals for my area of responsibility.” Partyka said NSA Annapolis is monitoring and integrating thousands of points from their energy management control system into a network, which, coupled with real-time data in 15-minute intervals from the AMIs, provides clean data for leaders to make the best decisions involving energy consumption. Through such technological advances, energy leaders and users have built stronger culture and tighter security upon the information learned. Time and culture, Partyka explained, are slow to change, although not necessarily in a negative way. As a single IEM for the base, time becomes a precious commodity for him as he deals with daily challenges; and he likens culture change to changing the course of an aircraft carrier. “Organizational culture is no different,” he said. “It takes time for changes to permeate throughout installation personnel.” Not so long ago, energy

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managers relied on manually reading meters on location and conducting spot checks on facilities to ensure proper energy and water consumption. As AMIs and other data controls become more widespread and smart grid prototypes gain momentum, that information can be tracked, stored and controlled faster and more effectively. The integrated technology platforms and retrocommissioning teams that we deploy across NDW enable us to collect and analyze data to support energy information initiatives, said Lt. Cmdr. Keith Benson, NDW energy director. However, it is truly the dedicated work of all installation energy teams to lead from the front in processing installation energy information with all supported commanders to effectively meet all Secretary of the Navy energy goals, he added. “We empower installation energy teams to make a difference and NSA Annapolis continues to demonstrate why they are the Navy’s Energy Showcase,” Benson

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An advanced metering infrastructure smart meter delivers real-time utility data to energy managers in Naval District Washington.

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Children, Sailors partner to celebrate literacy

PHOTOS BY SHAWN MILLER

Information Systems Technician Seaman Yesenia Webber, Naval History and Heritage Command, reads a Dr. Seuss book to students at Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. during a Read Across America event. Webber and more than 20 other Sailors from Naval District Washington volunteered to read and participate in activities at the school. Read Across America is a campaign by the National Education Association promoting childhood literacy. Religious Programs Specialist Seaman Dawaylon Farr, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, visits a class in Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. dressed as Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat during a Read Across America Event commemorating Seuss’ birthday. Thirty Sailors from Naval District Washington volunteered for the event, which is sponsored by the National Education Association to promote childhood literacy and education. BY SHAWN MILLER NDW PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Monday snow would not, could not, let them read, but Thursday sun returned their fun as hundreds of students at Tyler Elementary School partnered with local Sailors from Naval District Washington (NDW) to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ belated birthday with a Read Across America event, March 6. Rear Adm. Mark Rich, commandant, NDW, kicked off the event by reading Seuss’ literary classic, “Green Eggs and Ham.” Rich encouraged the gathered children to read at every chance they get, and to get their parents involved in reading with them. “It will open doors to you,” he said to gathered students. “Reading is so important because it tells you and teaches you about people, about places, about history, and about life. The foundation of learning is reading.” As the signature program of the National Education Association (NEA), the annual Read Across America campaign celebrates reading and promotes childhood literacy in public schools nationwide. This year marked the first year NDW personnel volunteered to participate in activities at Tyler Elementary.

“It was a really good experience for our kids, our families, and our teachers,” said Principal Mitchell Brunson of this year’s partnership. “I could see the level of energy and excitement in their eyes as the Admiral was reading.” Brunson said many of the students have not had much exposure to members of the armed services, so the event served as a great chance to ask questions and satisfy their curiosity. Thirty Sailors from NDW, including one dressed as fanfavorite Cat in the Hat, spread out into the classrooms later in the day to read more books, play games, make crafts and answer questions from the inquisitive children wondering about each ribbon and stripe on the Sailors’ uniforms. “It was awesome,” said Information Systems Technician Seaman Yesenia Webber, Naval History and Heritage Command. “It was really easy to read to them. They read to me sometimes. Some words they couldn’t pronounce, so I helped them. It was just a good opportunity for me.” Young children often don’t get enough exposure to reading, said Webber, who has a 5-year-old niece she en-

Olivia Hunter, Naval District Washington (NDW) Community Service Program Manager, right, waves to students at Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. during a Read Across America event in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Rear Adm. Mark Rich, commandant, NDW, read “Green Eggs and Ham” to the students, and volunteer Sailors also read to students and participated in activities in each class. joys reading with. One of the students encircling Webber as she read declared that he wished to be president one day. “You have to stay in school, read a lot of books, and you’ll get there,” Webber told the students. “You just have to work hard for it.” Beyond motivating kids to read, the NEA encourages parents and caregivers to get involved as a critical piece to classroom foundations. In a reading literacy study by the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Department of Education, research showed a 28-point increase in comprehension levels over the national average for fourth grade when parents take are more actively involved in the learning process.

Webber said she never had the opportunity to take part in such an event as a child, so she looked forward to volunteering her time when she heard about the upcoming event. Tyler Elementary is a school focused on small group literacy, Brunson explained, so Read Across America and similar celebrations are important in continuing the motivation to pick up a book. “We just capitalize on that to continue to expose our kids to reading opportunities,” he said. To learn more about Read Across America or find reading resources, visit www.nea.org. For more news, information and photos from around NDW, visit www.facebook. com/NavDistWash.

Cryptologic Collection Technician 1st Class Angel Rodriguez, Navy Information Operations Command Maryland, helps students with artwork commemorating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America at Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Rodriguez and more than 20 other Sailors from Naval District Washington volunteered to read and participate in activities with the students.

A U.S. Navy Color Guard opens a Read Across America ceremony at Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C., in commemoration of Dr. Suess’ birthday.


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BY BERNARD S. LITTLE WRNMMC PUBLIC AFFAIRS STAFF WRITER

Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) at Naval Support Activity Bethesda announced its recent selections for Junior Officer, Sailors and Bluejacket of the Year. Leaders cited the Sailors’ professionalism, exceptional performance and dedication to accomplishing the mission as reason for their selections. Navy Lt. Kei Tate, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (HM1) Carlston Daniels, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Donnell Proctor and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (HM3) Hayes Whitney earned NMPDC’s Junior Officer, Sailor, Junior Sailor and Blue Jacket of the Year for 2013 respectively. “In all my years of service, one of the more challenging aspects as command master chief, or I would venture to say most any leader serving as a board member, is to select persons of the year from all the extremely qualified officers, enlisted and civilian personnel serving in our great Navy,” said NMPDC Command Master Chief Clinton A. Garrett Sr. “Competition is always keen, and there are usually only hairsplitting differences that exist amongst persons nominated that decide the outcome.” Garrett praised those who earned the honors, adding, “their support of our command’s mission accomplishment, dedication to personal and professional excellence and board presentation, resulted in their selection as winners for 2013.”

NMPDC Junior Officer of the Year Navy Lt. Kei Tate, NMPDC’s Junior Officer of the Year, is the assistant department head of Business Operations, responsible for the command’s audit readiness requirements. She also oversees the Managers Internal Control Program, Medical Inspector General (MEDIG) Self-Assessment and Command Evaluation Programs. “My position allows me to develop an understanding of a variety of command operations,” said the native of California. “As a ‘Mustang’ officer, Lt. Tate possesses superb business acumen,” said Cmdr. Jason E. Spencer, head of NMPDC’s Business Operations in the Directorate of Resources. “Throughout 2013, she demonstrated an approachable, but mission-focused direction in bringing together diverse constituencies to successfully accomplish whatever needs to be done, whenever it needs to be done, and all the while making sure that it is done ‘the right

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way the first time.’ Cmdr. Tyrone Gilmore, our controller and director for resources, and I, very much appreciate her contributions to our command and staff.” In the Navy for 14 years, Tate explained her godfather, a former chief, sparked her interest in the service. He would take her to see Navy ships, including the USNS Mercy in San Diego when she was 8 years old. “I would accompany him to doctor’s appointments at Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa Hospital). Needless to say, it sparked an interest in joining the Navy at an early age. “The most rewarding part of being a Sailor is the ability to serve my country,” Tate continued. “I also love being able to mentor junior Sailors.” She added it is an honor to be selected NMPDC Junior Officer of the Year. “I work really hard at everything I do; however, I know the competition was pretty tough. The best part of this is being able to set an example for junior Sailors in the command.” In addition to her primary duties, Tate has a number of collateral duties within her command, including the command’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact, and Diversity Council Head. She also coordinates a mentorship program at Bethesda Middle School, and serves as a volunteer at a local church. “I am extremely passionate about all I do, and truly love helping people,” she said. Tate encourages others to, “Do what you love. Don’t just take on a task because it looks good on an evaluation or fitness report. The reason I have been successful is because I like to take on tasks that challenge me to be a better person, and tasks that I can be truly passionate about.”

NMPDC Sailor of the Year, HM1 Carlston Daniels as “a superb Sailor who seems tireless as he helps me, and everyone throughout the day. I can count on him to handle issues usually entrusted to chiefs. He is always calm, professional and ready to take on any challenge.” Daniels is NPDC’s administrative leading petty officer, responsible for tracking NPDS medical readiness; reviewing and routing correspondence, including Defense Medical Human Resources System – internet (DMHRSi) and Standard Labor Data Collection and Distribution Application (SLDCADA) information; and assisting in the completion of Career Development Boards, Reenlistments and C School packages for NPDS members. “The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I helped someone, whether it’s assisting with a timecard or helping colleagues make a big career decision,” said Daniels, a native of Belize. When he learned he received NMPDC Sailor of the Year, Daniels said he was shocked. “I had some tough competition; they were all deserving of this honor.” Daniels said he looks to be a mentor to junior Sailors by not just doing his job exceptionally well, but also by volunteering for other duties in and out of his command. “Be sure to do more than what is expected of you,” Daniels said. “Set goals, and when they are achieved, set more.”

tients on his own. He is also doing a tremendous job on the Presidential Dental Support Team.” The assistant leading petty officer for NPDS, Proctor successfully balances clinical and administrative duties, and said the most rewarding aspect of his job is being able to assist others. “Being a Sailor puts me in a position where I am able to help others,” said Proctor. “The most rewarding part of being a Sailor, for me, is seeing my protégées succeed and accomplish their goals.” Proctor attributes his selection as NMPDC Junior Sailor of the Year to his mentors, and those whom he mentors. “My mentors continuously provided me with guidance and kept me on the path to success. Everything I learned from my mentors I’ve instilled in my mentees.” He explained this guidance has included, “always being the example of exemplary performance in whatever you do, and grooming yourself to be the person who can inspire people to achieve greater success.” In addition to his primary duties, Proctor also participates with the Junior Enlisted Association, Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), Command Training Team, Career Development Team and Command Recreation Committee.

NMPDC academic course directors for technical issues.” He is instrumental in the administrative, supply and logistic support of 46 Joint Medicine Continuum courses and a $2 million budget. “I enjoy interacting with our students,” Whitney added. “We have active duty come from all over the world to take our courses, and getting to network here is unlike anywhere else in the Navy.” The North Carolina native said what he finds most rewarding about his job is, “the look on people’s faces when you help them. It doesn’t take a thank you, all it takes is a smile and from that, I know I have accomplished my mission.” As the other NMPDC honorees, Whitney attributes his success to his colleagues. “I am proud to honor my leadership with this goal. My team has had my back from day one, so this is an award for all of us.” Also involved with CSADD, Whitney encourages others to, “work hard and be fair. Good things come to people who are outgoing but also who stand their ground on things they believe are right. Always do what you believe in your heart is the right thing.” Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Jaymie A. Brinkmeier, senior enlisted leader in NMPDC’s Directorate for Academic Programs, describes Whitney as an “exceptional performer with loyalty to our Navy core values.” Brinkmeier added Whitney’s organizational acumen is one of his greatest professional attributes. “In a positive manner, HM3 Whitney manages human, financial and information resources within our organization (U.S. Navy), strategically,” said the senior chief.

NMPDC Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman Master Chief Peter Rona, senior enlisted leader for the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS), describes

NMPDC Junior Sailor of the Year HM2 Donnell Proctor, a native of Washington, D.C., earned honors as NMPDC Junior Sailor of the Year. “[He] is an outstanding leader and technician,” Rona said of Proctor. “He’s qualified as a dental prophylactic technician, and is able to take care several of pa-

NMPDC Blue Jacket of the Year Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Hayes Whitney, NMPDC Blue Jacket of the Year, explained that he joined the Navy because he wanted to serve overseas. “After two combat tours to Afghanistan, I have accomplished that goal.” As clinic management course assistant/student support, Whitney travels “all over the world to facilitate courses on how to better run a specific part of a military treatment facility. I also am a direct liaison to all of the


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Learning on the fly with job rotations BY EMILY FUNDERBURK NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND TOTAL FORCE COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

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Thomas Ridley, a Naval Air Systems Command Leadership Development Program participant, believes job rotations such as the one he experienced with the H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter Program, are critical to growing one’s career.

Career development, just do it. That’s what Thomas Ridley, a Propulsion Team lead and member of the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP), believes. And, he did just that when he took on a challenging, fast-paced job rotation assignment with the H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter Program (PMA-261) in 2013. Job rotations, in which an employee performs temporary duties to acquire new skills or knowledge, most often outside their department or program, are a requirement for NLDP participants. Job rotations provide many benefits, according to NLDP

Manager Stephanie Gleason, including cross-training, networking and gaining a greater perspective of the NAVAIR as a whole. In Ridley’s case, his rotation also benefited PMA-261 directly because he filled a critical acquisition position that would have been otherwise vacant for seven months. “The entire PMA-261 team was a ‘forward leaning’ program of brilliant ideas and firsts, a group of out-of-thebox thinking professionals who focus on migrating the issues of tomorrow, today,” he said. “It was certainly a fast learning environment; right away, I knew it was going to be a sink or swim rotation, so I buckled up and caught the wave.” He said he is most proud of working with the sup-

portability team to keep the H-53K program moving toward its Milestone “C” certification, a five-year required certification that is part of the defense acquisition program process. Thanks to Ridley’s help, and bolstered by his 12 years of experience working on the H-53 from his former military career, the team received the certification. “Mr. Ridley provided both coordination and the necessary leadership to assist the program through its five-year independent logistics assessment (ILA) recertification. The program gained from Mr. Ridley’s experience, and Mr. Ridley gained by seeing the ILA through the program office perspective,” said Robert Leavitt, the PMA-261 product support manager. For Ridley, the job rota-

tion gave him the opportunity to experience real concepts beyond the classroom. “The rotation in PMA-261 really illustrated to me how dynamic, complex and rewarding it can be working in a program office,” he said. After the rotation, Ridley is applying his newfound skills of working with different types of employees in different environments. He works alongside other NLDP participants and alumni on the NLDP Action Council to propose solutions to issues that potentially impact employees and make suggestions to NAVAIR senior leaders. He also helps monitor NAVAIR’s digital suggestion box, a new initiative that gives employees a place to share new ideas and recommendations to existing policies or processes.

Joint Base Andrews residents Hard never means impossible must register firearms BY

BY 11TH WING SECURITY FORCES Many people die each year from firearm-related incidents. Unfortunately, we are experiencing a potentially dangerous trend with regard to firearms safety on Joint Base Andrews: Residents are neglecting to register their firearms. When a person moves onto JBA and resides on the installation, they must register their privately owned weapons and any associated ammunition with the 11 SSPTS/Armory on Westover Drive within 72 hours of arrival. They must also register any newly ac-

quired weapons with the 11 SSPTS/Armory within 72 hours of taking possession of the weapons. If you reside in Liberty Park Housing on Andrews you are required to review and acknowledge the residence guideline and community handbook regarding firearms. Residents can get a copy of the guideline and community handbook from the Liberty Park housing office. Dormitory residents and persons staying in any of the lodging facilities on JBA must immediately bring their weapons to the 11 SSPTS/Armory upon arrival for storage for the duration

of their stay. Having an unregistered firearm could cause you to lose your base housing privilege. When registering firearms, temporarily or permanently, you must have a DD Form 2, Geneva Conventions Card, or a Picture ID, AF Form 1314, Firearms Registration and DD form 2760, Qualification to possess Forearms or Ammunition.. All documents must be submitted within 72 hours of arrival on Joint Base Andrews at the 11 SSPTS/Armory located at building 1845.

Handheld scanners used at local base entry points SPECIAL TO JOINT BASE JOURNAL Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren and NSF Indian Head have begun testing the use of handheld scanners to scan authorized access credentials at all base entry control points. This mandated system will provide a 24/7 ability to electronically verify the validity of a variety of access credentials to allow card holders entry to installations and facilities across the Navy. The scanners check credentials against information from multiple databases and will help police officers identify fraudulent or counterfeited credentials. Scanning a credential lets a screener know if a credential

is fake, expired, has been reported stolen, or is invalid for any other reason. The use of handheld scanners aligns with Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Navy (DON) security policy and guidance. Personnel entering NSF Dahlgren and NSF Indian Head will be asked to surrender their credentials to base police officers, who will scan the badge and use an on-screen verification to authenticate the validity for base entry. Electronic verification will improve installation and tenant organization security through the management of authorized card holders, improve installation access control by reducing the number and types of perimeter installation access

credentials, and improve the safety and security of installations through a continuous “in near real time” electronic validation of credentials. Use of the scanners will likely result in longer lines at Entry Control Points. Leadership at Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) is meeting with community members to inform and educate on the enhanced access capability. All efforts will be made to influence base personnel to follow practices that will allow traffic to flow as smoothly as possible. Once testing is completed, scanning will be fully implemented for all personnel who attempt to enter NSF Dahlgren or NSF Indian Head.

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A staff sergeant stands firmly at attention, rifle at his side, waiting to receive the next order from his evaluator. His hope is to become part of the United States Air Force Honor Guard’s firing party element. Airman 1st Class Grace Taylor, Air Force Honor Guard training flight instructor, will determine if his skills are proficient enough to be on the team. Taylor is the only female tech school instructor for the honor guard. “I thought I would be good at it,” said Taylor. “I wanted to give it a shot.” Before becoming an instructor, she was a part of firing party, which fires three volleys during funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. These sevenman teams fire their three rounds in perfect unison, honoring the fallen. “I didn’t want to stay in firing party the whole time,” she said. “I wanted to do something different.” During her time with the honor guard, she also tried out for the drill team.. The drill team is the traveling component of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. The team performs drill movements with fully-functional M-1 rifles in intricate, constantly changing formations. She tried out for the drill team on three different occasions. Her final time, she said, she suffered an injury

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Airman 1st Class Grace Taylor prepares to call the next movement for a staff sergeant’s evaluation March 4 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Taylor, United States Air Force Honor Guard tech school instructor, will determine if his skills are proficient or if he needs to endure more training. during week 10 of 12, which prevented her from continuing with the training. As an instructor, Taylor said one of the biggest challenges is the schedule.. “I wake up at 4:30 a.m. for physical training at 5 a.m.,” said Taylor. “I sometimes work as late as 7 p.m.” As a testament to her dedication, Taylor works with the students on the weekends. “I want to help them as much as possible,” said Taylor. Mark Brownlee, Air Force Honor Guard training flight instructor, enjoys working with Taylor. They have been working together, as instructors, for about three months now. “She has a very good work ethic,” said Brownlee. Brownlee said that hav-

ing her there is helpful, because the female trainees have someone to look up to. Outside of training, Taylor enjoys traveling, dancing and playing music. “I play the violin,” said Taylor, “I have been playing for about nine years.” Her love for dance started at the age of five, she said. “I prefer ballet and have been doing it for 12 years,” said Taylor. After the military, Taylor said she hopes to become an actress. When Taylor is faced with adversity, she just remembers what her mom told her: “Hard never means impossible.” This bit of wisdom helps her get through the physical and mental challenges of life.


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24 Medals of Honor recognized Sleeves up! ‘Sun’s out, guns out’ throughout the Corps

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When Marines transitioned to their desert cammies for warmer weather, sleeves-up status went into effect for non-combat areas March 9, according to an open letter published by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos. BY JULIA LEDOUX PENTAGRAM STAFF WRITER

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U.S. Army Master Sgt. Jose Rodela receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama inside the White House, Washington, March 18. Rodela is receiving the Medal of Honor for his heroic deeds during the Vietnam War. Obama presented 24 Medals of Honor in a rare ceremony meant to commemorate acts of bravery that the government concluded should of been recognized long ago.

The rallying cry of the Marine Corps is “Semper Fi,” but on March 9 that might have very well changed, at least temporarily, to “sun’s out, guns out” as Marines in non-combat areas, including those on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, rolled up the sleeves of their desert camouflage utilities for the summer months. “After being in for both sleeves up and sleeves down the first time around, I’m glad it’s coming back,” said Sgt. Seth Walley of the Hen-

derson Hall Tax Center. “I think it’s something that sets us apart and makes us look a little better.” Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett took to Facebook Feb. 25 to announce that the Corps was bringing back rolled up sleeves for the first time since October 2011, when Amos announced that sleeves should be rolled down throughout the year.. “I can’t tell you how many times we have been asked the persistent question, ‘Commandant, are we ever going to return to SLEEVES UP?’”

Women’s history is ‘America’s history’ BY RHONDA APPLE AND JIM GOODWIN PENTAGRAM STAFF

Women’s historical achievements have helped shape not just the United States military, but the cultural, political, and social fabric of the nation itself, according to a founding member of the National Women’s History Museum.. That was one of the key messages Joan Wages, museum founding board member, delivered to a crowd of more than 50 during a National Women’s History Month speech at the Fort Myer Officers Club March 12. “Women’s history is America’s history,” said Wages. Wages also announced that legislation was recently introduced in the current session of the U.S. Congress to fund a planned National Women’s History Museum in Washington D.C. - a critical first step in capturing and honoring the historical achievements of women. Although yet to be funded, designed, or built, the museum has a full staff, including a board of directors, advisory council, and fully-functional website. The museum would be the first solely dedicated to the contributions of women to the “social, cultural and economic, and political life” of the U..S., according to its web-

site, which can be reached at www. nwhm.org. The website is chock-full of fact sheets, blog entries, petitions, and even online exhibits of significant historical contributions and events women led or played a key role. Wages also highlighted a range of women’s significant moments in history, including Sybil Ludington, Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Deborah Sampson and Virginia Hall. Although not contained in a physical building, the museum has still served a purpose beyond mere fact sheets and solicitations for support. The museum lobbied Congress to have a seven-ton statue of the original founders of the suffrage movement - Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony - moved from a “76-year confinement” in the crypts of the U.S. Capitol to that building’s rotunda, where it was officially dedicated, according to Wages. Introduced by Col. Fern O. Sumpter, commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Wages encouraged attendees to learn more about the museum and women’s history to “empower individuals as we move toward the future,” she said. “Studying history is a very empowering topic,” said Wages, who has spent 15 years advocating for

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Joan Wages, a founding board member of the National Women’s History Museum, gives remarks during the Women’s History Month celebration on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall March 12 at the Fort Myer Officers Club. This year’s Women’s History Month theme is “celebrating women of character, courage and commitment.” construction of the museum. “It gives us a framework to use as far as thinking about the past. It helps us to explore the evolution of how we got to where we are.” Sumpter characterized the occasion for Women’s History Month as a time to honor both the sacrifices and accomplishments of all women, including those who shaped the U.S. military, such as

Mary Edward Walker, the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor and Lt. Elsie S. Ott, the first woman to receive the Air Medal for her actions as an air evacuation nurse during World War II. “Women have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators,

institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, religious leaders and chief executive officers,” said Sumpter, who is the first female African-American to command the joint base. Sumpter also emphasized the contributions women have made in U.S. military history. Women’s History Month concludes March 31. Additional Women’s History Month events in the National Capital Region include the 4th Annual Army G-8 Women’s Symposium March 19 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room B6 at the Pentagon Conference Center, and a musical concert by The U.S. Army Band March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Women in Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The concert will feature performances by the U.S. Army Voices (lunch will not be provided; patrons can bring a bagged lunch). Reservations for the symposium must be made no later than March 17 by calling Desiree Duckett at 703-545-1630 or email desiree.duckett(at)us.army.mil. No reservations are necessary to attend the concert, which is open to the public.

Editor’s note: Lauren Poindexter contributed to this article.


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tion to the Tuskegee Airmen. She received one of her many academic scholarships from one of their association chapters, and they supported her when she began pursuing her private pilot’s license at age 19. In addition, she has worked with, and been mentored by, these living legends, including Herbert Jones, who formed the first African-American-owned airline in the U.S.

Women pilots during WWII - the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs - also inspired Elosiebo. More than 1,000 WASPs flew during the war. Their primary mission was to ferry military aircraft from factories to bases around the country. Elosiebo is scheduled to make her first flight this week with her aviation unit at Davison Army Airfield, Va., which serves Fort Belvoir south of Washington. “When I think about the trailblazers who went before me and the adversity

they continuously faced, be it gender, ethnicity, or simply doing what had not been done, I am grateful. I realize that I may not have a story had they not been inspired and laid the foundation,” Elosiebo said. Elosiebo learned to be a go-getter early on in life. As the oldest child, she soon realized that whatever calamity might occur when she was left in charge of her younger siblings, she was going to have to answer for it. So she took charge, and she took responsibility. She’s never looked back. She served as class leader during UH-60 qualification and again during Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape training.

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ters in the air to continue our search for the missing airliner. Further, our team is able to configure our helicopters to provide more space for this specific mission set which allows us to remain in a continued state of readiness for any sign of the aircraft.” The responsibility of the safe launching, recovering and flight of the two MH60R helicopters involves sailors not only from the air department, but from a variety of other departments from the ship as well. Boatswain’s mates, medical personnel, and engineers are among the many sailors involved in the helicopter operations to provide refueling, firefighting support, emergent repairs, assistance and supervision of all personnel and equipment to ensure the helicopters are able to safely remain in the air to continue the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


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Air Warfare Center internships provide experience and help warfighter BY ANDREA HEIN NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

A Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) physicist at the labs on Naval Air Station Patuxent River is doing more than just helping the Navy develop new technologies and practices — he’s also helping young men and women complete their college degrees. For more than 10 years, Dr. Frank Narducci, who works in NAWCAD’s electrooptics division, has encouraged college students to experience real laboratory settings and explore and help develop technology that will directly support the warfighter through an informal internship program he helped to create. “I am a teacher at heart and just love teaching students, so it is very rewarding,” Narducci said. “The students ask questions and probe constantly, which really makes me have to stay on my toes and think about things in a different way,

keeping my skills sharp.” Narducci said his overall mission is to be the bridge between academia, businesses and the warfighter, and considers the ongoing, year-round internship program a key ingredient to that mission. He said he targeted St. Mary’s College of Maryland because of the locality, and that several students travel to Naval Air Station Patuxent River during long breaks between classes to work for a few hours. “It really is the kind of place where you can get a hands-on education,” St. Mary’s College senior Erin Knutson said. “I can’t see myself getting that type of education anywhere else.” Physics internship opportunities are coordinated through St. Mary’s College professors Joshua Grossman and Charles Adler, who both work with Narducci and discuss their research with the students. This NAWCAD internship program focuses on students majoring in physics or applied physics, a specialization that recently became available at the college.

“It is really cool to see everything click, to see the connection between the classroom world and then applying it, especially now, since I am a senior and am getting close to trying to find a job,” Ellie Meiser said. “Seeing how the connections works in real life is really cool.” Narducci said the return on investment for him as a teacher is just as valuable as the education the students gain, and he hopes they will carry away a sense that they have accomplished something for the Navy’s big picture. “We’ve had a number of tours from the flag officers who come in and emphasize to the students that they are working on something extremely important to the Navy,” Narducci said. “When the flag officers leave, the students are all charged up about it.” Many students undergo an internship the summer before their senior design project, a St. Mary’s College graduation requirement, and work an entire academic year on their project.

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Graduate student and physics intern Sara Desavage discusses the next change in her experimental setup with Dr. Frank Narducci Jan. 15 at the Atomic Magneto-Optical Trapping Lab at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Narducci spearheads an informal internship program through the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division for St. Mary’s College students majoring in physics or applied physics. Some stay the next summer before they go to graduate school and others are hired post-graduation to work for another year before they go

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

Immunization Clinic

Air Force Wives’ Club 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 202-563-6666 or email afowcthriftshop@verizon.net.

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.

NAVY 311 “NAVY 311” is the place to go for all types of information to help support Navy military, civilian and retiree personnel and

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their families. Access NAVY 311 at 1-855NAVY-311 or (DSN) 510- NAVY-311. You can also email NAVY311@navy.mil or visit www. NAVY311.navy.mil.

Toastmasters Club seeks members 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.

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-yearolds. For more information or to sign up, call 512-560-5548 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. or email Michael.martinez@afncr.af.mil.

Post Office closed for one hour The JBAB Post Office is closed Monday - Friday for lunch from 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 202-767-4419.

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 www.facebook.com/groups/jbabcyclists. For more information, email austin.pruneda@afncr.af.mil.

JBAB Cub Scouts Attention all boys grades 1st through 5th interested in scouting. Please contact the JBAB Cub Scouts, Pack 343, at jbabcubscouts@yahoo.com 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 angeladowns@me.com or visit www.facebook.com/NWCA37.

Chapel CATHOLIC SERVICES Reconciliation

Sunday 9 a.m. Chapel Center

Rosary

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said. “The underlying notion here is still energy leadership. We can collect and analyze data from advanced meters and other ongoing energy information initiatives, but if there is no installation leadership or command priority for energy, then we’re at a loss.” At NSA Annapolis, Capt. Scott Bernotas, public works officer, and his team developed the FURC—the Facility Utility Report Card—a monthly visual report card that ranks the top 20 energy users and provides trending data and audit information to the installation commanding officer, senior leadership and installation tenants. Partyka said he hopes to launch capstone projects such as an energy competi-

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Chapel Center

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Sept - May 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Any questions about these services or other religious needs call 202-767-5900. tion between service academies, much like the Commander-in-Chief’s Cup for football, but with the intrinsic value tied to energy. While IEMs and commanders are taking the main role in achieving the goals in the Energy Policy Statement, every person can make a difference both at work and at home, Benson noted. “There is an expectation that everyone is an energy leader, and everyone contributes to the energy program’s success,” he said. For Partyka, the power of empirical information collection and dissemination is in building long-term trust with tenants and users working together toward a better and more sustainable future while accomplishing the mission. “The long term strategy here is to be a beacon of holistic sustainability for the rest of the Navy and DoD,” said Partyka.


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