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Joint Base Journal Vol. 4, No. 15

April 19, 2013

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


AF Honor Guard blossoms in joint drill exhibition BY AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ALEXANDER W. RIEDEL AIR FORCE NEWS SERVICE

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team competes during the Joint Service Drill Team Exhibition April 13, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Drill teams from all four branches of the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. Coast Guard displayed their skills at the event that celebrated U.S. military heritage at the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team members displayed their skill at a Joint Service Drill Team Exhibition on the National Mall during the 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival here April 13. Between the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and its iconic reflecting pool, the 12 Drill Team members joined their sister services in a friendly competition for the audience’s attention and were rewarded with cheering and applause. Proving their commitment to the Air Force’s core value “excellence in all we do,” the team presented their performance with smooth precision. Behind the reflection of their sleek, tinted sunglasses, no emotion or strain was detectable to the masses. The Air Force team uses fully-functional, bayonet-tipped M1 Garand rifles that weigh just shy of 11 pounds. Their professionally choreographed sequence includes highspeed weapon maneuvers, rifle tosses, complex weapon exchanges, and a walk through a gauntlet of spinning weapons. The movements are unforgivingly timed and finely tuned, leaving no room for error. The highlight of the performance featured a stationary drill commander, flanked

by four team members who simultaneously hurled their weapons over and around him. First Lt. Michael Lemorie, the Drill Team flight commander, routinely places himself directly in the hands of his most experienced Airmen during the highly dangerous maneuver that snaps bayonets mere inches past his face. “To be out there, as their leader, demonstrates the trust I have in them and I think epitomizes the trust that our Air Force leaders need to have today,” Lemorie said. “Our senior leaders have to trust that the Airmen following them are going to do what they need to do to correctly and proficiently keep this nation safe. “So to be a visible representation of that trust is just the most humbling and honoring experience I have been a part of,” he said. “I will not flinch, I will not move. They can hit me or stab me in the side. But until it’s time for me to move, I will stand and keep that trust and resolve.” The maneuvers of the drill team are often dangerous and injuries to wrist and hands are common. What seemed accurate and flawless to the uninitiated observer, during the festival performance almost went dangerously wrong. During a movement called “reverse un-

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WASHINGTON – Several Navy public service announcements (PSAs) related to motor vehicle safety, physical fitness, motorcycle safety and alcohol abuse were filmed this week on the streets and facilities of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). The PSAs, which will be 30-second spots on such military outlets as Direct-to-Sailor, American Forces Network, and the Pentagon Channel, were a joint venture between Defense Media Activity (DMA) – Navy and Alexandria, Va. based PCI, an advertising production company whose clients range from leading U.S. corporations to various government agencies. Pete Hatzakos, a project officer and field

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producer for DMA, said the PSAs are part of the 21st Century Initiative recently introduced by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. More than anything, the PSAs serve as a friendly reminder to do the right thing. “The focus is to make sure we inform our Sailors,” Hatzakos said. “We want them to be safe.” Hal Schild, senior vice-president for PCI, was director for the production on JBAB. He has more than 30 years experience in the field and is always pleased when an assignment pairs him with members of the armed forces. “It’s a privilege to have been awarded this project. I have the utmost respect for all


Members of the film crew arrange a shot aboard a Jeep Cherokee as part of a public service announcement on motor vehicle safety.

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Blessing of the Fleet honors Navy women BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS JONATHAN PANKAU WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The United States Navy Memorial held its annual spring Blessing of the Fleets ceremony April 13, providing District of Columbia citizens and tourists the opportunity to witness Naval heritage as demonstrated by the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard. The Blessing of the Fleets ceremony is a centuries-old ceremony rooted in seafaring heritage around the world. This year’s event was dedicated to the “Year of Military Women” and Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of Navy Reserve and keynote speaker for the event, recognized women who dedicated their life to serving in the Military. “Today what’s remarkable about military service is that it’s no longer remarkable that women are serving,” Braun said. “In today’s Navy, women are serving across the fleet in ships, submarines, and squadrons...from junior enlisted deck hands to Commanding Officers.” Braun delivered remarks on women’s contributions to the


Service members and visitors get a firsthand look at the newest exhibit at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The Navy Memorial is celebrating the Year of Military Women to honor the contributions of women in all branches of the military. The year-long celebration will include book signings, golf tournaments and symposiums. Navy, from the Navy nurses in 1908, women enlisting as Yeoman in 1917, the repeal of the combat exclusion law in 1993, to the first submarine to deploy with women on board in 2010. “Seeing an article on the first female Naval aviators changed my life and inspired me to join the

Navy and call this a career,” Braun said. After Braun’s remarks the blessing began with Sailors from the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard “charging the fountains” with waters from the Seven Seas and the Great Lakes. The ceremony focuses on safeguarding crews

and ships from the dangers of the seas by a blessing from the water’s edge, or the Memorial’s “Granite Sea” as the plaza is called. “Being in harm’s way is part of the business; it’s the job description when you’re at sea,” Braun said. Once the Ceremonial Guard

finished charging the fountains and retiring the colors, the Washington Revels Maritime Voices sang the Navy Hymn accompanied by the United States Navy Band. “It’s a wonderful blessing for me to be here and see some of the old World War II veterans and everyone who is in the Navy,” said Disbursing Clerk 1st Class (Ret.) Robert M. Pugh, a World War II veteran and Navy Memorial plank owner. Guests were invited to grab a bowl of Navy bean soup served by the Presidential Food Service Culinary Specialists and enjoy the unveiling of the Memorial’s Year of Military Women exhibit. The exhibit displays collections of historical and modern photographs, original artwork and other artifacts including a uniform belonging to Capt. Mildred McAfee. McAfee was the first director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving honorably in World War II commanding 82,000 women. For more information on the exhibit and the Blessing of the Fleets, visit the Memorial’s website at

Shipmates help shipmates through NDW Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fund drive BY PATRICK GORDON NDW WATERLINE WRITER

WASHINGTON - Naval District Washington (NDW) is helping its Sailors and Marines provide assistance to their fellow service members during the 2013 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) fund drive. The drive, launched March 18, continues through April 26 and aims to ensure every Sailor and Marine has the opportunity to learn about and support the programs and services offered through the NMCRS. “Here in Naval District Washington, and throughout the Department of the Navy, our Sailors and Marines know that in their time of need they can count on their shipmates to see them through,” said Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, commandant of Naval District Washington. “The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a perfect example of that helping spirit, offering assistance to our service members through the combined efforts and donations of our personnel. I applaud all who donate their time and resources to this year’s fund drive and the continued support of the NMCRS.” Since 1904, the mission of NMCRS has been to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the naval services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need. The society provides need-based financial assistance to eligible recipients in the form of interest-


Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert fills out his Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) contribution form with the 2013 CNO NMCRS department representative Yeoman 2nd Class Jason Rynkiewicz. NMCRS representatives like Rynkiewicz distribute contribution forms to all personnel in their departments helping ensure commands make 100 percent contact. The NMCRS helps support Sailors, Marines and their families in times of need, including providing casualty care assistance to wounded warriors. free loans and grants, as well as scholarships and interest-free loans for education. NMCRS also offers financial counseling, thrift shops, and visiting nurse services. In 2012, nearly 64,000 active duty and retired Sailors, Marines and their families turned to NMCRS, which provided nearly $49 million in financial assistance. “Whether a family needs support to recover from a natural di-

saster such as Hurricane Sandy or a young couple needs help with diapers and formula for a newborn, NMCRS is here to provide 24/7 support,” said Lt. Cmdr. Terry Grigsby, regional assistant NMCRS 2013 campaign coordinator. “These vital loans, grants and services rely on contributions from the fund drive. In fact, contributions cover about 32 percent of the society’s annual expenses. In-

dividuals who can contribute even a little bit to the fund drive make a difference, especially when those contributions are compounded. Unexpected emergencies occur and the NMCRS fund drive provides Sailors and Marines an opportunity to help and support one another in times of need.” Grigsby added that the NMCRS annual fund drive is an important part of the organization’s year, rais-

ing not only funds, but awareness of NMCRS as well. Events planned throughout region have already brought scores of donations, with more expected. The region held a kickoff event for the NMCRS fund drive March 14, attended by Lorge. Sailors at Naval Support Activity Annapolis have been handing out campaign and donation material to service members throughout the fund drive. The Bethesda Navy Exchange (NEX), along with other NEX’s worldwide, is offering a NEX-redeemable discount coupon for a $5 NMCRS donation, with all proceeds going to NMCRS. And the Navy Band will be hosting a silent auction, open to the public, to benefit the NMCRS on the Washington Navy Yard. Grigsby said that the NMCRS fund drive, and all the services offered by the organization, highlights the sense of unity among Sailors and Marines when one is in need. “Regardless of pay grade or title, Sailors and Marines are taking care of their own,” said Grigsby. “There is something very powerful and motivating about unselfish acts of good. To see folks get excited about developing creative ways to support the fund drive or ask about how to volunteer time to the society has certainly been a highlight of the program for me. NMCRS is a source of care and support for our extended military family and it is encouraging to see that so many people want to get involved.” For more information on the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and how to donate visit www.

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DoD program helps service members transition to teaching FROM NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Placing veterans in the nation’s classrooms to serve again is the goal for the Troops to Teachers program, officials said April 12. “We are here as a counseling and referral asset to help eligible veterans transition into second careers as teachers,” said Cliff Yager, director, Troops to Teachers for Tennessee and Northern Alabama, during a Transition GPS briefing at Naval Support Activity Mid-South. The purpose of the Department of Defense program is to help eligible current and former military personnel begin new careers as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. Veterans possess many of the qualities that make a good teacher; a sense of service, leadership, discipline, maturity and life experience, said Yager. He added that studies show that beginning teachers who are military veterans score much higher in peer assessments and assessments from principals and superintendents than their peers coming to the classroom straight from college. “It is partly understandable because you are not only talking about an older more mature group of individuals, but people who have also had other life experiences,” said Yager. Yager and other Troops to Teachers representatives from across the nation recently met to discuss their role in assisting service members and veterans. In addition to counseling and referral, state Troops to Teachers representatives help applicants identify teacher certification requirements for the state they wish to teach, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities in their state.


Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jessica Reed, assigned to the security force at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, reads a Dr. Seuss book to children at McGaugh Elementary School as part of Read Across America Day. The annual nationwide reading event celebrates the March 2nd birthday of Dr. Seuss. Additionally Yager and other state representatives will reach out to service members earlier while they are still on active-duty and identify education requirements so that interested service members may begin working toward their teaching certifications be-

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them with that decision process, investigate whether teaching is right for them and we can help them walk through the process.” Service members can learn more about Troops to Teachers and locate a state representative


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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture BY AMAANI LYLE


WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks a cultural shift that empowers Airmen to find and recommend areas for savings that may be used to support readiness needs, said Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer. Beginning May 1, Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphone. Links to those sites will be released soon. Both uniformed and civilian Air Force members can participate in the month-long open call for ideas and share their creative and efficient ways to save money and time. “When things get tough, Airmen figure

out a way to get it done,” Spencer said. “We have some of the most innovative folks in the world, so I know there are ideas about how we can do things better.” Spencer’s resource management and budget-related background amplifies the urgency to mine those ideas. “We stopped flying one-third of Air Force active duty combat-coded fighter squadrons in April, and we’re projected to slow down or stop the flow of aircraft and engines in the depots,” Spencer said. Furthermore, he said, the Air Force must trim about $11 billion in the last half of fiscal year 2013. Additionally, our overseas contingency operations funding is almost $2 billion short so we have to make up that difference as well. And the challenge is compounded by the sequester timeline, which officially began March 1. “We have to squeeze a year’s worth of cuts into about six months,” Spencer said

Hagel eliminates Distinguished Warfare Medal BY JIM GARAMONE AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, DOD officials announced today. Instead, the military will recognize service members who directly affect combat operations without being present through distinguishing devices that will be affixed to already existing awards. Soon after being sworn in as defense secretary Feb. 27, 2013, Hagel asked Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead a review of the medal. “The Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the concurrence of the service secretaries, have recommended the creation of a new distinguishing device that can be affixed to existing medals to recognize the extraordinary actions of this small number of men and women,” Hagel said in a written release. “I agree with the Joint Chiefs’ findings, and have directed the creation of a distinguishing device instead of a separate medal,” Hagel said in the release. Hagel added: “The servicemen and women who operate and support our remotely piloted aircraft, operate in cyber, and others are critical to our military’s mission of safeguarding the nation.” The distinguishing devices will serve to recognize these service members’ achievements, he said. The undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness will develop the award

criteria in close coordination with the services and the Joint Staff, officials said. DOD announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 13, 2013. “I’ve always felt -- having seen the great work that they do, day-in and day-out -- that those who performed in an outstanding manner should be recognized,” then-Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during a news conference announcing the medal. “Unfortunately,” Panetta added, “medals that they otherwise might be eligible for simply did not recognize that kind of contribution.” Members of veterans’ service organizations and others objected to the Distinguished Warfare Medal, officials said. The medal’s order of precedence was to be just below the Distinguished Flying Cross and just above the Bronze Star. Some commentators objected that it would rank higher than the Purple Heart -- awarded to those wounded or killed in action. “When I came into office, concerns were raised to me about the Distinguished Warfare Medal’s order of precedence by veterans’ organizations, members of Congress and other stakeholders whose views are valued by this department’s leadership,” Hagel said. The distinguishing devices can be affixed to awards at different levels, so, once written, the criteria for the awards must reflect that, officials said. For example, the criteria for affixing a device to an Army Commendation Medal would be different than those for a Meritorious Service Medal -- a higher award.

of the Air Force budget. “So there’s a lot of money to be taken out of our budget in a short period of time ... I’ve never seen anything quite like it.” Airmen at every level should feel less encumbered by perhaps dated or unnecessary Air Force Instructions or guidelines when brainstorming cost-cutting measures, the general said. “Airmen Powered by Innovation means go into that file of good ideas that were maybe ‘too hard to do,’ pull them out and submit them,” Spencer declared. “If it’s a good idea and requires an Air Force Instruction change, then we’ll see if we can do that.” Spencer wants Airmen to submit their ideas regardless of the idea’s potential savings. “Whether it’s $500, $1 million or $30 million, we want to hear it because those dollars add up,” he said. “We’re taking every angle we can to manage our money and ‘buy’ as much mission as we can,” he said. “In that sense, every Air-

man, whether they’re at a wing or headquarters can help.” Spencer said the Every Dollar Counts campaign does not just focus on our wings but includes those large centrally managed accounts as well. “The Centralized Asset Management Office at Wright Patterson AFB manages the money we spend on flying hours, sustaining space operations and depot operations -- over $16 billion -- so we’re taking a close review of that account to determine how we can stretch those dollars. “This is an opportunity to not only look at homegrown ideas, but broader ideas that affect the larger Air Force as well.” The general expressed optimism in quickly finding solutions through ideas. “Innovation is what we’re all about,” Spencer said. “This is our family and we’re going to get through this because we’ve got great Airmen to help see us through this.”

Water main break forces evacuation of lodging units


A utility worker examines the damage from a water main break at the corner of Mitchell Loop and Chappie James Boulevard April 16 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON – A 12-inch water main running three feet underground was damaged April 16 in the area of the Billy Mitchell Estates off Chappie James Boulevard on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). Two military housing areas, in addition to a 100-unit temporary lodging facility near the base Chapel Center were directly affected. “We experienced a pretty significant water line breakage due to construction in the area of the Billy Mitchell Estates on Chappie James Blvd,” said JBAB base

commander Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra. “We immediately stood up our Emergency Operations Center to mitigate the impact to our residents and those on JBAB.” While it took some time to locate all the valves that needed to be shut off to isolate the break, Calandra said water was restored to that part of the base later that evening. Water buffaloes were set up in the Rickenbacker housing area by the D.C. National Guard and nearby Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington as an additional precaution. Personnel occupying 88 temporary lodging units were initially relocated, but have since moved back.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Active duty Navy chief petty officers (E7-E9) can have a positive effect on the next generation of Sailors by participating in the 2013 Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews (AERR), announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 095/13, released April 12. This latest AERR NAVADMIN details the schedule for panels held during the months of April through September at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) at Saufley Field in Pensacola, Fla. Depending on the number of ratings covered, AERR panels are one to two weeks in length and held throughout the year. Contributors serve as fleet subject matter experts (FSMEs) for their respective ratings to review and validate E4-E7 advancement exams and the associated banks of questions. Participants will receive temporary additional duty (TAD) orders from their parent command, paid for by NETPDTC. “We leverage the experience of FSMEs from schoolhouses and learning centers, as well as Chiefs from a va-

riety of platforms and sea commands at each AERR,” said Stephanie Cannon, enlisted exam team leader at the Navy Advancement Center. “Each chief selected to participate in an AERR will tell you that what we do is very challenging work, but also will explain how rewarding it is to be a part of the process that helps the Navy advance the most qualified Sailors.” Chief Aerographer’s Mate Justin Coryell, leading chief petty officer for the Training Management division at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center in Gulfport, Miss., recently participated in his third Aerographer’s Mate (AG) AERR. “After taking many advancement exams during my career, I wanted to help update them to better benefit my Sailors,” said Coryell. “I have no doubt that this experience has given me a sense of appreciation for the exams and the amount of work put into them.” Nominations to attend an AERR must be endorsed by the chief petty officer’s commanding officer or officer in charge, as well as the command master chief, senior chief or chief of the boat, before submission to NETPDTC. NETPDTC will coordinate with respective rating learning centers and

community sponsors to select the best nominees. Selections of FSMEs for the AERRs are normally made 45 days prior to each panel, and selectees will be notified by NETPDTC via e-mail. Senior Chief Naval Aircrewman Allan Crabbe and Senior Chief Naval Aircrewman Michael Madine, both staff members at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, have each participated in more than four AERRs. “The opportunity to make an impact on the exams for Sailors’ advancement has given me the opportunity of being able to reach out to the fleet,” said Crabbe. “It’s hard work with long hours, but the end result is very rewarding,” added Madine. Additional information, including the latest AERR schedule and application details, can be found in NAVADMIN 095-13. Application forms and additional requirements are available on the Navy Advancement Center Web site at: mil/portal/careermanagement/navyadvancementcenter. The AERR point of contact is Peter Pappas at (850) 452-1001, option 3, ext 2203, DSN 922, or e-mail peter.


WASHINGTON— Monday, April 22 is Earth Day. The origins of the day go back over forty years, when Senator Gaylord Nelson was inspired to start a movement to bring attention to environmental issues. The first Earth Day was realized in 1970, when thousands of people gathered in public spaces across the country to bring attention to environmental issues ranging from sustainability, the deterioration of the environment, extinction of native species, pesticide use, and pollution caused oil spills and factories. Granted, in its infancy, the movement sought the support of college students, and those used to protesting in the antiwar movement. But today, Earth Day is a mainstream movement promoting environmental education and advocacy, and the protection of the environment. This year, Earth Day has a theme of “The Faces of Climate Change.” The theme is designed to bring atten-

tion to the places, animal species, and people affected by climate change, as well as the people who are working to solve these complex problems. The website www. is chronicling these stories in order to bring attention to the personal effects of climate change, and to celebrate their champions. Additionally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a site where you can pledge to do five things to help the environment. The website, Pick5/ asks you to pick five actions from a long list of suggestions, and then pledge to do them. The website is chronicling others’ pledges, and offers a map that anonymously plots the pledges it receives from around the world. Closer to home, JBAB has many activities scheduled this weekend, and on Earth Day itself. Check out the MWR 411 for details. Additionally, the National Capital District is hosting a variety of events check out specialevents/a/EarthDay.htm for more information.

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WASHINGTON – Max Impact, the premier rock band of the U.S. Air Force, recently performed a special show for members of the Air Force Honor Guard at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. The performance coincided with a prescheduled commander’s call and cookout for the ceremonial unit. The band performed classic and current rock hits, as well as patriotic favorites and original music. Max Impact, which is comprised of six members, is known for their

high energy shows and for enhancing troop morale. They have performed at high-level events for the White House, Department of Defense (DoD) and numerous other military and civilian functions. Max Impact has also thrilled audiences at forward deployed locations, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, the band supports the Air Force and its local communities by creating innovative projects and performances which utilize multimedia and technological advances in music production. For more information about the band, visit usafmaximpact.


Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard join the lead singer for a song.

Max Impact, the premier rock band of the U.S. Air Force, performed a special show for members of the U.S. Air Foce Honor Guard recently on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Earth Day keeps NDW environmentally conscious through action BY PATRICK GORDON WATERLINE WRITER

WASHINGTON - April 22 marks Earth Day for 2013, and many will use the day as an opportunity to make their homes, neighborhoods, and the planet a more environmentally cleaner place. Across the fleet, commands are showing that Navy blue and gold can combine to make green, and Naval District Washington (NDW) is doing its part as well. “On Earth Day and throughout April the Navy and Marine Corps team – as well as individual sailors, Marines, civilian employees, and families – have the opportunity to take local action to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Environmental) Donald Schregardus in a message to the fleet. “No matter where you serve, you can take action by participating in local cleanups, reducing waste, increasing awareness of neighborhood recycling programs, saving energy, or planting indigenous trees in your area. The options are limitless. Everyone can find or create a way to take local action.” Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a grassroots effort to increase awareness of environmental issues. Since the 1990s, the Department of the Navy has typically celebrated Earth Day annually with themes, “green” installation events, participation in commu-


Employees located on the Washington Navy Yard participate in a base wide clean up during Naval Support Activity Washington’s Earth Day celebration in 2011. This year Naval District Washington will be celebrating with various events at commands including Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Naval Support Activity Carderock. nity and educational outreach activities, and articles or other information products that highlight local Earth Day events and ongoing Navy and Marine Corps environmental and energy programs.

The Navy takes a particular interest in Earth Day. In addition to helping further its year-round green energy initiatives and conservation, the day’s events help to build relationships with local communities near Navy com-

mands through joint events and activities. In NDW, many events are taking place on or around Earth Day in celebration of the Navy’s efforts to stay green. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) in conjunction with the

Anacostia River Watershed Society will hold a riverfront cleanup April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. The JBAB Morale Welfare and Recreation will also be sponsoring Earth Day-related events including a poster contest, 5K run/walk, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force Drill Teams performance and a blessing of the fleet. Naval Support Facility Carderock will hold an Earth Day event April 23. Included will be posters and information booths set up all day in Building 40, a tree planting event at the south end of the parade field from 9 to 11 a.m., and an invasive species education and removal event from noon to 1 p.m. The Washington Navy Yard will hold a commuter fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., as well as an invasive species education and removal event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., both in the lobby of Building 22 April 24. “Luckily, the easiest and most effective earth day programs can be accomplished at little or no expense,” said Schregardus. “Picking up trash at a local park, clearing debris from a beach, or volunteering with a local environmental project can all be done on a shoestring budget. Bring your coworkers, friends, shipmates, and fellow Marines and increase your impact exponentially at no extra cost. Make a difference this year.” For more information on Earth Day events in NDW, visit

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Sundays | 5 to 8 p.m. | Potomac Lanes 2 games of bowling, free show rental, large cheese pizza and a pitcher of soda for only $20. Maximum of 4 per lane. Must show active Military ID. Please call 202-563-1701 for more information.

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April 19 | 5 p.m. to midnight | Bolling Club – Washington Dining Room Everyone is welcome! DJ entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight. Club Members will be given access to FREE Hor D’ouevres from 5 to 7 p.m., non-members can enjoy these items for $10. Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

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terfront to make our surrounding a cleaner and better place to live. Please call 202-7671371 for more information.

Month of the Military Child

April 20 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Potomac Lanes All children of our active Military personnel bowl for FREE! Please call 202-563-1701 for more information.

Tie Dye

April 20 | 1 p.m. | Liberty Celebrate the warm weather by going outside to do some tie dying! Please call 202685-1802 for more information.

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April 19 | 7 to 10 p.m. | Youth Center The JBAB Youth Center is looking for preteens and teens to play in two basketball games against their parents in the celebration of the Month of the Military Child. Preteens will play from 7 to 8 p.m. and teens will play from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.. If you are interested in playing, please sign up at the front desk of the Youth Center. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

April 22 | 10:30 a.m. to noon | Library Join the Library in celebrating Earth Day! We will feature an abbreviated Story Time with a small exercise on recycling and then proceed outside for a Recycling Scavenger Hunt and flower planting in the fenced garden plots outside the facility. All participating children can also put their handprints on fence slates. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the scavenger hunt. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 202-767-5578 for more information.

Single Leg TRX Squat

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April 20 | Fitness Center Join us for our Challenge of the Month to test out your lower body strength. Please call 202-767-5895 for more information.

Earth Day Fun Day

April 20 | 8 a.m. | Marina Parking Lot Enjoy a day full of fun as we celebrate Earth Day with our Spring River Clean-Up, Earth Day 5K Run/Walk, USAF & USN Drill Team performance, Blessing of the Fleet, Chili Cook-Off Contest, MWR booths and much more! Volunteers are needed to help us clean up the Bolling and Anacostia Wa-

April 22 | 4 p.m. | Liberty Do your part and plant a flower! Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

Story Time

Tuesday | 10 a.m. | Library Themes for April 2013 include: April 23: Get Froggy! (National Frog Month) April 25: Arbor Day! April 30: We Love Our Military Children! (Month of the Military Child) Please call 202-767-5578 for more information.

Early Bird Wednesday

April 24| 4 p.m. | Liberty “The Early Bird Gets The Worm!” Be the first to receive a special treat from the Liberty Center. Hurry, only a limited amount. Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

Guitar Hero Tournament

April 25 | 6 p.m. | Liberty To celebrate Guitar Month, come see if you have the skills to rock your way into claiming first place! Please call 202-6851802 for more information.

Month of the Military Child Celebration at Bolling Green Park

April 26 |3 to 6 p.m. |Bolling Green Park/ Pavilions 7&8 Join the CYP Staff for the Month of the Military Child festivities as we celebrate you- the Military Child. Open Rec will begin at 8 p.m.. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Bull Run Shooting Center

April 27 | 9 a.m. | Bull Run Shooting Center in Centerville, VA Want to learn to shoot? ODR is taking a trip to Bull Run Shooting Center! A certified instructor will cover the different types of shotguns, shotgun safety, shooting etiquette, the correct way to shoulder, point and fire a shotgun, and a description of each game thrown. The instructor will work with each student to get them started breaking targets. The trip fee is $45 and it covers transportation, ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection and use of a rental gun for the day. Please call 202-767-9136 for more information.

Day in New York City

April 27 & July 20 | 6 a.m. to Midnight We are headed to New York City! Enjoy the city either sightseeing, catching a

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Broadway show or shopping until you drop. Reserve your seat today. Price: $48.75 per person

Save the Date: Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-in 2013

April 26-27 Military Youth around the world, across all branches of services are invited! For more information, please visit or 202-767-4003 for more information.

Medieval Times Trip

April 27 | noon | Arundel Mills Mall - Hanover, MD Travel with Liberty to a very popular mall for fun, friends and food at Medieval Times. Don’t miss your chance to see a wonderful show! Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen

April 27 | 9 p.m. | Liberty Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

Sounds of Summer: Acoustic Night feat. Barry Charlton

May 3 | 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Slip Inn Bar & Grill Listen to the sounds of the guitar featuring some of your favorite songs during our first Sounds of Summer kick-off! Please call 202-767-5840 for more information.

Atlantic City Day Trip May 18 | 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Is Lady Luck on your side? Join ITT as we head to Atlantic City, NJ for the day! Walk the boardwalk, shop at the outlets, test your luck at the casino and dine at a new restaurant. For information on the casino and casino credit, please contact the ITT office. Price: $38.75 per person


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our service members,” Schild said. “I think it is great the Navy is putting resources towards positive messages like the ones we’re highlighting here. Safety is certainly a priority.” Those acting in the PSAs were local actors with varying backgrounds. Corey Harris, a member of Washington, D.C. based Capitol Steps, has been acting since 2004. A graduate of Hampton University, he auditioned for the production after coming across a posting online -and he’s sure glad he did. “It’s been an absolutely wonderful experience. I’ll never forget this,” Harris said, who entertained crew members with a near-perfect impression of President Barack Obama while in between takes at JBAB’s Fitness Center. “My approach to doing this was to empty my mind, fill it back up with the material presented to me, and to just relax. I had fun with everyone and I hope I did a good job.” Another actor, Chad Fehr, had similar feelings as Harris. He has played military roles before and was excited to be selected for this particular project. Fehr will soon be off to South Carolina where filming begins on The Haunted, a major feature film that’s slated for national release sometime next summer. “I’ve had a lot of fun. It’s been great

Director Hal Schild watches the production under a careful eye. working with everyone and learning what it’s like to behave like a sailor,” Fehr said. “If I can do something to help service members stay safe and live better lives, I’m all for it.” Hazel Lozano, the group’s third actor, credits the experience as her first offi-

cial foray into acting. She moved to the D.C. area in 2011 and, while only in the region a short time, is accustomed to the military lingo that follows people around places like JBAB. While in college, she was once enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Of-


ficer Training Course (ROTC). “I’ve had a blast working with the group. It’s been a real positive experience for me,” Lozano said. “I’m just starting out and have a lot to learn. I hope every experience is a good as this one.”


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MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- With tax season coming to a close, now is a good time for Sailors to review their personal finances and set goals for the future, officials said in a Naval message released April 12. “If your goal in 2013 includes prioritizing your finances, there is no better way to start than from the ground up with a budget or spending plan,” said Stacy Livingstone-Hoyte, financial counselor, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). “Budgeting is simply a planned system for allocating your income towards living expenses, debt payments, savings and investments.” Sailors should consider the following when


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ders,” two weapons touched mid-air, forcing Senior Airman Billy Degraffenreid to catch the weapon in an unconventional way -- saving the day for the team while taking a quarter-size cut through his glove. “The weapon didn’t fully rotate, so the bayonet was coming straight toward me,” Degraffenreid said. “Instead of pulling back my hand to let it drop, I just grabbed (the bayonet) and held on to it.” Despite the initial pain, Degraffenreid


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creating a financial plan and setting goals: * Develop a budget - Spend less, build savings and weigh needs vs. wants * Start an allotment - Decide how much to save and increase it with each promotion * Pay off debt - High-interest credit card debt and late fees can negatively affect one’s credit score and ability to borrow money * Plan for retirement - Contribute to a Traditional or Roth IRA throughout the year for increased savings * Know your credit report - Obtain a free credit report annually from Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, and verify, update, or dispute entries * Seek assistance if needed - Become educated and don’t hesitate to ask for help According to Livingstone-Hoyte, crafting a budget or spending plan with realistic goals and expectations will help Sailors

and their families live within their incomes, maintain a good credit history, reduce financial stress and achieve financial competence and confidence. “Our incomes represent one of the most powerful resources at our disposal. How we manage our finances defines the direction of our lives, and the quality of our work and home experience,” said Livingstone-Hoyte. Financial matters that occur from overspending or bad budgeting, such as failure to pay bills, bad credit, bankruptcy and foreclosures can negatively impact a Sailor’s career, and affect mission readiness and the Navy’s ability to transfer or retain Sailors. Command financial specialists (CFS) at the command level and FFSCs located worldwide provide financial education, training and counseling at no cost to Sailors and their families.

Sailors experiencing financial challenges should notify their chain of command and work with their CFS to development a budget and explore additional options such as military relief societies, eligibility for interest rate reductions and other relief. “Financial fitness is part of building resilience, mission readiness and happier relationships,” said Livingstone-Hoyte. “Service members have access to free personal financial management resources year round from their command financial specialist or local Fleet and Family Support Center and they should take advantage of those resources.” For a list of additional financial management resources, read NAVADMIN 096/13. For more information on financial planning, budgeting or investing, contact your CFS, or local FFSC.

did not betray the near-miss. After nearly four years on the team, he is one of the most experienced members and has learned to keep a straight face. “You just do what you have to do, and push through,” he said. While this year’s event was not a competition for a trophy, Lemorie said he always prepares his men to do their best. “We are the harshest critics on ourselves,” Lemorie said. “So the competition is always on, and when we’re not competing against the other services, we’re certainly competing against ourselves.” The training for the Drill Team is highly

selective and begins with a rigorous eightweek course, teaching the fundamentals of precision drill and continues with everdemanding daily training. Even the right to be part of a drill is earned, said Lemorie, adding that Airmen challenge each other for a spot in the formation. “There is competition internally all the time, because the Airmen want to perform, they want their work to show off,” Lemorie said. “The only way they can do that is to beat out somebody for a spot.” Performing in front of an international audience during the special occasion of the

National Cherry Blossom Festival put additional pressure on the team. The festival, which celebrates the gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912 and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan, attracts thousands of viewers every year. “We put in a lot of training and a lot of hours for this,” Lemorie said. “And it was one of the better performances we had this season -- it wasn’t perfect, but still a very good drill. Now we get back into training mode and train our imperfections out. It’s a never-ending cycle.”

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Spring into action as a Ready Navy Family


An emergency kit is an effective way to prepare for unexpected events. Having the entire family prepare the kit will help children better cope with emergencies and ensures everyone knows the emergency kit contents. BY COMMANDER NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON - For many, spring brings a resurgence of energy and activity with the milder temperatures. It is a perfect time to practice your family emergency plan and to re-evaluate and restock your emergency supply kit for the changing season. Although winter storms are becoming a fading memory, it is important to remember that weather and other hazards can be unpredictable. So spring into action as a Ready Navy Family and be ready for any hazard. Be and Stay Informed: Learn about hazards that are common in spring months and most likely to happen in your area. The Ready Navy website “Be and Stay Informed� tabs offer specific instructions, information, and resources you may need to know regarding floods, tornadoes, manmade hazards, and emergency actions. Learn what you should know if you need to evacuate or take shelter in your home. Make a Plan: As a family, make and refine your emergency plan so that everyone in the family understands what to do, where to go, and what to take in the event of any emergency. Practice your plan by conducting a drill where all family members must gather at your designated meeting place, exiting by various doors. Your emergency plan should also include how your family will communicate with each other, particularly if normal communication methods, such as phone lines or cell

towers, are out. Road conditions and other hazards can limit ease of movement. Have a contact person outside the area who each member of the family can notify that they are safe, if separated. Place a call to your designated contact person to be sure he or she is willing to serve in that role. The Ready Navy website provides printable forms and contact cards to guide you in your planning. Build a Kit: The best way to prepare for the unexpected is to have on hand one or more emergency kits that include enough water and non-perishable supplies for every family member to survive at least three days. Keep a kit prepared at home, and consider having kits in your car, at work, and a portable version in your home ready to take with you. These kits will enable you and your family to respond to any emergency more effectively. Make a game of kit building with your children. One idea is to have your children go on a scavenger hunt to find and gather necessary supplies around your house. Make note of items you are missing and shop together at your local installation commissary and NEX to complete your kit. History shows that children who are involved and informed with emergency planning are better able to react safely in an emergency. For information about Ready Navy and tips, forms, and guidance to be prepared for and stay informed about all hazards, visit Ready Navy is a CNIC-sponsored emergency preparedness program.

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Miscellaneous items related to your health, your career, your life and your community Nationals make tickets available to military The Washington Nationals will mark Military Appreciation Day, the first game of the 2013 Patriotic Series, with 3,000 complimentary tickets for the game on Saturday, April 27 to members of the military (active duty, dependent, reservist or retiree). Up to two tickets may be claimed for each military ID. Additional tickets in a variety of locations will also be available at a 50% discount for members of the military. Complimentary and discounted military tickets can be picked up at the Grand Staircase Box Office near the First Base Gate beginning at 10:30 a.m. on April 27. All seating is subject to

availability. Complimentary and discounted military tickets will be distributed on a firstcome-first served basis, while supplies last. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2013 Patriotic Series, visit nationals. com/patriotic.

Thrift Shop Reopening 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 202-433-3364.

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Protocol & Special Events Office has moved

Change to Firth-Sterling Gate operations

The JBAB Protocol & Special Events Office has moved to Building P-12. Coordinator Karen Smith’s new phone number is 202-767-7710.

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

Fitness Centers I and II The Fitness Center I basketball court will be closed April 8 - May 31 due to ceiling repairs. The front entrance to Fitness Center II will be also closed until April 15 for maintenance. Customers are asked to use the rear entrance of the building.

AFOWC Thrift Shop The Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club Thrift Shop is located at 13 Brookley Ave and is open Tuesdays, Wed-nesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations are accepted during business hours only. Profits from the AFOWC Thrift shop go towards college scholarships and other military charitable organizations. For more information about the AFOWC or its Thrift Shop call 202-563-6666 or email

JBAB photo studio closure The JBAB Public Affairs photo studio is closed until further notice. For official studio photography support, contact 11th Wing Public Affairs at 240-612-4430.

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 our Facebook Page at

JBAB Girl Scouts Calling all Girls! Girls registered in Kindergarten - 12th grade this fall and interested in joining should contact The troop meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the community center on Chappie James Blvd at 6 p.m. Girl Scouts; building girls with confidence, character and courage for 100 years.

Jogging path closed The jogging path by Giesboro Park is closed until further notice. An alternate route has been provided.

Chapel Schedule CATHOLIC SERVICES Reconciliation

Sunday 9 a.m. Chapel Center


Sunday 9:10 a.m. Chapel Center


Tuesday 11:30 a.m. Chapel Center Wednesday11:30 a.m. Chapel Center Thursday11:30 a.m. Chapel Center Friday 7 a.m. Chapel Center

Saturday 5 p.m. Chapel Center Sunday 9:30 a.m. Chapel Center


Sunday Worship

Gospel 11:30 a.m. Chapel Center General Protestant 11 a.m. Chapel 2

Sunday School

Sept - May 9:30-10:30 a.m. Any questions about these services or other religious needs call 202-767-5900

Worship Guide

Call 301-670-7106

CAMP SPRINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH 8040 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD • 301-868-3030 Dr. James Lowther, Pastor Sunday: Sun. School 9:45am, Worship Services 11:00am & 6:00pm Wednesday: AWANA, Teen Clubs, Adult Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm An Independent Bible Centered Church • In the Baptist Tradition - Missionary minded Affiliated with IFCA International • Nursery Available All Services

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