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Joint Base Journal Vol. 4, No. 16

April 26, 2013

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Installations, including JBAB, take local action for Earth Day BY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL READINESS DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Military installations like Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) have been participating in Earth Day events throughout the month of April in celebration of Earth Day, which is nationally recognized as April 22. Earth Day, which reminds people of their commitment to environmental protection and community engagement, has been celebrated nationally since 1970. JBAB did its part for the cause by holding a base cleanup along the banks of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers Saturday, April 20. More than 100 volunteers from around the region rolled up their sleeves and braved a blustery morning wind to help pick up trash and other recyclables on JBAB. The day included an Earth Day 5K run, as well as performances by the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and U.S. Air Force Silent Drill Team. “I like participating in things like this because it’s great for our community,” said Navy Chief Nick Fletcher, a member of nearby Joint Base Andrews Fleet Readiness Center and one of the volunteers on hand at JBAB Saturday. “Anytime you have an opportunity to pitch in and help out, I’m all for it.” As a globally deployed force, the Navy

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A U.S. Navy service member was one of many volunteers April 20, as Joint Base AnacostiaBolling recognized Earth Day with a base cleanup. has countless opportunities to interact with local communities in unique environments, whether in the tropics, in the desert, or along the coasts. This year’s theme, “Global

Reach, Local Action” highlights how Navy Sailors, families, and employees can act locally to demonstrate the Navy’s commitment to protecting the environment.

“Earth Day reminds us that our worldwide presence creates both the ability and the responsibility to make a difference in our communities,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Slates, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy & Environmental Readiness Division (OPNAV N45). “Despite budget constraints, the Navy continues making great strides in protecting the environment.” Examples of the Navy’s continued environmental commitments include: * Funding marine mammal research and working with science organizations to minimize the potential impacts of Navy activities on marine life. * Reducing shipboard energy use via technologies such as solid state lighting and stern flaps and via energy awareness training for shipboard personnel. * Increasing energy efficiency at our installations via advanced metering, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings, solar panels, and other alternative energy sources * Promoting shore installation recycling via Qualified Recycling Programs and diversion of construction/demolition debris from landfills. * Keeping plastics out of the ocean and

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Rodent infestation problem at Joint Base? Not true BY JOSEPH P. CIRONE JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON – Rumors of rats at the Commissary, the Exchange and an infestation of rodents throughout Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) are untrue. A routine public health inspection found evidence of the presence of mice on one shelf at the Commissary is true. Also true is that mice are occasionally found elsewhere on base. Assertions of the presence of rats at the Commissary began circulating on social media April 4. The baseless beliefs snowballed in the weeks after to include the alleged presence of rats in the Exchange

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food court area and then to an alleged infestation of rats throughout the entire installation. “There is not a problem at the Commissary. I’ve been monitoring the Commissary for the last three months and we have not caught anything at all in our traps, nor have we seen our bait disappear. There is no ongoing problem,” JBAB pest controller Kenneth Martin emphatically stated. Before coming to the JBAB Public Works in December, Martin worked for 12 years at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, performing pest control duties. JBAB Pest Control Supervisor, Jackie Pitts, said there have not been any recent

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sightings or evidence of rodents at the Exchange or its food court. Pitts also confirmed that there is neither a problem nor an infestation of rodents on the installation. Pitts, a pest controller at JBAB since its 2010 inception, acknowledged that a mouse; or evidence of mouse activity; have been noted on occasion at a couple of other locations on the installation. “Catching a mouse here and there is not a problem. Someone may leave a door open or they slip through a crack under a door. Living on the river banks; structural cracks in a building and mice looking for food, water and warmth all contribute to the problem,” she said.

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While unpleasant to think of and accept, most people are aware that mice are common in their very own homes at times. Pitts added that in addition to food and water, other items also attract rodents for their use as nesting materials, including napkins and other paper products, for example. JBAB Commander, Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra, confirmed that there have been no reports of any recent rodent activity in either the Exchange; its food court or any other food establishment on the installation. “Often when people see a single mouse

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CVC makes an impact, seeks leadership BY SENIOR AIRMAN TABITHA N. HAYNES AIR FORCE DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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The Air Force District of Washington’s Command Volunteer Coordinators are looking for leaders to excel the program through its second year of community outreach. The CVC gives Airmen the opportunity to volunteer for events that interest them within the NCR and make a difference.

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - One year since its birth, the Air Force District of Washington’s Command Volunteer Coordinators are looking for leaders to excel the program through its second year of community outreach. The Command Volunteer Coordinators, commonly called CVC, give Airmen the opportunity to volunteer for events that interest them and make a difference. “AFDW Airmen make a difference in the lives of others through service in our Air Force and service in our local communities,” said AFDW Commander Maj. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar. “Linking in with the CVC is a great way for Airmen to assist others while working in close partnership with our total force joint team here in the nation’s capital.” U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Flight Commander Capt. Alexander Stanton volunteered to be the CVC coordinator when it was created a year ago to support local communities through community

service. Now the inaugural CVC team is looking for a new OIC and Airmen to work closely with community service chairs from all service branches in D.C. “As the officer in charge of the CVC program, I’m responsible for coordinating the Air Force’s efforts in large-scale joint service projects, and planning and executing Air Force-led community service projects,” said Stanton. “The types of projects we aim for can take anywhere from 50 to 500 volunteers.” CVC provided opportunities for 1,565 Airmen to volunteer in 2012, contributing a total of 17,550 service hours, according to Stanton. “When I was in high school and college I did a lot of community service with Civil Air Patrol and ROTC,” Stanton said. “I realized then the time I spent helping others gave me a great feeling, and I have continued serving my community as my military service has progressed.” In 2012, the community service hours contributed by AFDW’s CVC volunteers totaled $344,600 in value, according to the Points of Light formula used by both Na-

val District Washington CVC and AFDW CVC to calculate the value of a volunteer. Some of the details of the leadership jobs include: Site visits for events and projects, logistics and travel, coordinating volunteers, advertising events, safety concerns for venues, attending staff meetings and coordinating with the commands in the National Capital Region, networking and briefing the AFDW commander. “As you can tell from the number of projects and the community impact we had last year alone, this is an incredibly rewarding job,” said Stanton, who is leaving the AFDW family for another assignment. “I enjoy working with the volunteers to get the projects done and I’ll be sad to leave the program.” However, the program must continue with new officer and enlisted leadership. For more information about an opportunity to become an AFDW CVC leader, contact the AFDW Public Affairs Community Outreach division at (240) 612-6464. To learn more about the program, visit www. facebook.com/AFDW.Volunteers.

Navy wounded warrior shines in adaptive sports BY NAVY WOUNDED WARRIOR - SAFE HARBOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Eight Navy wounded warriors participated in a shooting training camp at the Lakeshore Foundation in Homewood, Ala., April 18 - 20. The training camp was an opportunity for members of Team Navy to sharpen their skills in advance of the 2013 Warrior Games, which kick off May 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was coordinated by Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) - Safe Harbor, the Navy’s support program for seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. “I am excited to represent my branch of service [at the Warrior Games], of course, but just to compete at that level and compete against other service members will be great,” said retired Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate Steven Davis, who has a lower-body impairment. “When I was retired from the Navy I lost all of that camaraderie with all my buddies, and I miss that. And now that I’m back in it, I am bonding with my teammates and I can’t wait to meet the other teams at the Games.” Davis joined the Navy shortly after high school, hoping to travel and see the world. Like his four brothers, he has always been athletic and a devout sports fan. Davis previously tried out for All-Navy baseball and made it through the second round of trials before

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Retired Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate Steven Davis rolls through basketball practice for the Navy’s Warrior Games basketball team at State College, Pa. having to withdraw due to deployment work-ups. After a motorcycle accident in 2008, he sustained significant injuries to his right leg and hip, as well as numerous internal wounds. “The doctors said I would never walk again, and I couldn’t even get out of bed for six or seven months after my accident,” said Davis. “I was basically told my leg was unsalvageable.” Approximately two years after his accident, Davis’s brother encouraged him return to the gym and test his capabilities. With

time, Davis strengthened his leg, left his wheelchair behind and began walking with a cane. Eventually, he abandoned his cane, as well as the subsequent knee brace, and he currently walks with the aid of an ankle-foot orthosis. However, he suffered a set-back when blood stopped circulating in his right heel and it became necrotic. He underwent multiple surgeries and still cannot stand on his foot for long periods of time. Last year, after following the 2012 Paralympics from his home television, Davis developed an interest in adaptive athletics but wasn’t

sure how to become involved. Two weeks later, he received an unexpected call from a member of the NWW transition team, who was reaching out to retired wounded warriors to address any outstanding needs. They discussed his athletic ambitions, and a month later Davis received an invitation to attend the Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials in Honolulu, Hawaii. “For the longest time, I was doing nothing. I would go to the gym and then go home and play video games and watch TV,” said Davis. “Adaptive athletics has opened my eyes so much. If I am not at a [NWW] sports camp, I am practicing with my wheelchair basketball team. My family definitely has noticed a difference in me.” After trying his hand at virtually every sport at Pacific Trials, Davis was selected for the 2013 Team Navy, which will compete at the upcoming Warrior Games. Next month, he will go head-to-head with other wounded warriors in seated volleyball, shooting, swimming and wheelchair basketball. Since the Pacific Trials, Davis has connected with the Sacramento Royals, a semi-pro National Wheelchair Basketball Association Division 3 team, which was established within the past year. Team Navy’s wheelchair basketball coach Grant Moorhead linked Davis with the Royals’ point guard in January. Even though his first meeting with the Royals marked only the second time Davis had played wheelchair basketball, he was drafted as the team’s starting power forward.

“I am the only person on the team who has been playing wheelchair basketball for less than five years,” Davis said. “Playing at that level of competition makes me try harder and it brings out the competitive side of me, as well.” Davis’s ultimate goal is to compete at the Paralympics, perhaps as early as 2014. In the meantime, however, the Royals continue to excel, and he hopes the team will reach Division 1 - the highest level of wheelchair basketball within the United States. Sports, he said, are his primary focus right now; he is having a wonderful time traveling the country and developing his skills. “My youngest brother is 11 years old, and I just try to be a positive influence on him,” said Davis. “He loves sports too, and after seeing me play wheelchair basketball, he said, ‘I want to play basketball, too!’” NWW coordinates the nonmedical care of more than 1,000 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and provides resources and support to their families. The program is a department of Fleet and Family Support within Commander, Navy Installations Command. All enrollees in NWW are encouraged to make athletics - which has proven healing benefits - a key component of their recovery plans. To learn more about NWW, the Warrior Games and adaptive athletics, visit http://safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil; call 855-NAVY WWP (628-9997) or email navywoundedwarrior@navy.mil.


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they assume there is a problem or a nest, when that is not the case,” Pitts said. Martin said, “I think a lot of people overreact. A lot of times people don’t fully understand that the problem is not as bad as they make it out to be. They make things out to be worse than they really are.” “I just want people to know that we have rodents under control. I don’t want people to be worrying that we are being overrun by rats and mice, when in fact we are not,” Martin stated.

JBAB has a robust pest control program

Pitts and Martin are two of the three full-time pest controllers who work for JBAB. A third full-timer works the night shift, entering facilities, performing pest control duties and surveillance when rodents and other nocturnal pests are most active. As part of the ongoing preventive program to detect and eliminate any rodent (and other pest) presence before it becomes a problem, JBAB has traps and bait placed at various facilities, including the Exchange and Commissary. The Air Force’s 579th Medical Group performs random and routine public health inspections throughout the base and its food establishments to ensure they meet stringent government and military standards. Reports of any standard not met are provided to Calandra and others, so they can take immediate action.

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Pitts stated it was an inspection by the 579th that found mice droppings in the Commissary. Commissary produce manager Patricia Carter said the droppings were found in a small section of one aisle in a hard to see portion of a shelf. No other areas of the Commissary showed signs of any rodent presence. Air Force Col. Kathryn F. Tate, commander of the 579th, stated, “There were no mice found in the aisles.What was

found was evidence of mice via the use of a black light.” Pitts and Martin believe the droppings were old and not indicative of a current problem. Martin said, “There appears to have been some mice in that area in the distant past. The droppings were located in a hard to see section of the shelf, away from the food that is moved off the shelf during purchase and then restocked. The old droppings made it seem like there is a current problem, when in fact there is not.” In addition to its use of highly trained public health personnel, when adhere to high standards, the 579th use of technology enhances its capabilities. “The enhanced capability of the 579th public health department [using the black light as part of its routine inspection procedure] continues to assure safe food products across JBAB,” Tate assured. Upon getting the 579th’s report, Commissary leaders, including manager Linda Elliott; assistant manager Harry Farrell, Carter and Grocery manager Charles Simons, took immediate action, removing and discarding all items from the area where the droppings were found, as well as adjacent areas, as an added measure of concern for public health. A team from the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., which oversees all DOD commissaries, was dispatched from its Public Health and Safety Directorate, to make an independent assessment, according to DECA spokesperson, Richard Brink. The DECA team concurred that the issue was contained to the small area identified by the 579th and the JBAB pest controllers. Brink added that the team “found signs of mice where oriental noodles, animal food, and baking products are stored for sale.” Commissary employees did a deep (complete) cleaning of the affected aisle and other aisles as well. At different times, Public Health; Pest Control; Calandra and Commissary personnel have all since walked the entire store to ensure they did not miss any other evidence of rodents. None has been found.

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The area was cleaned with a bleach and water sterilizing solution and allowed to remain bare for a period of time before the shelves were restocked with new items, Simons and Carter stated. “Inspections show the problem has been effectively addressed,” Brink stated. To prevent any future incursion of rodents, door sweeps under each door have been replaced at the Commissary, making it more difficult for rodents to gain access, Commissary officials said. “We have not seen any evidence of new droppings,” Carter said. She added that as an additional level of concern for public health, Commissary employees use a black (ultraviolet) light to check for the evidence of rodent urine or other signs of rodent presence on a frequent basis throughout the week. None has been detected. Robert M. Timm, superintendent and extension wildlife specialist with the Hopland Research and Extension Center at the University of California reported that “Urine, both wet and dry, will fluoresce under ultraviolet light. Urine stains may occur along travel ways or in feedingareas.” “We have been checking the traps and under shelves and have not found anything,” Simons concluded. Brink said, “The possibility of pest infestations (rodents or insects) is a constant concern to all food-handling facilities.” To prevent any infestation, “The JBAB Commissary operates under an integrated pest management program that emphasizes active surveillance and diligent sanitation, with a focus on prevention through exclusion, good housekeeping, and preventive measures such as monitoring,” Brink confirmed. Brink said periodic inspections are also conducted by Commissary-based medical food safety inspectors who walk through the sales and warehouse areas, looking for any signs or conditions that can lead to infestations. When any abnormality is found, a task force of professionals, including JBAB personnel, public health and commissary management addresses the situation.

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Make healthy, safe choices BY MASTER SGT CATHERINE LOBBESTAEL MENTAL HEALTH FLIGHT CHIEF – 579TH MDG

WASHINGTON - Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol misuse and abuse. We encourage you to make healthy, safe choices. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including hangovers,alcohol poisoning, and an increased risk of heart disease. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, the 579th MDG encourages you to take this time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol misuse. We at the 579th MDG, along with other organizations across the country, are actively engaging in alcohol abuse prevention programs in the community.As part of the April outreach program, the list below highlights some alcohol abuse warning signs that may indicate possible signs of abuse and some strategies to help decrease alcohol consumption:

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with alcohol: • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad? • Does your drinking ever make you late for work? • Does your drinking worry your family? • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won’t? • Do you ever forget what you did while drinking? • Do you get headaches or have a hangover after drinking?

Strategies to Cut Back or Quit Drinking

There are many strategies to cut back or quit drinking. To get started: • Keep track of your drinking and set a drinking limit. • Try to avoid places where heavy drinking occurs. • Ask for help from a doctor, family, or friends. • If you keep alcohol in your home, keep only a limited supply. Please help our community make responsible choices surrounding alcohol use. Anonymous alcohol use self-assessments are available online atwww.DrinkingIQ.org. Also, there are local JBAB resources available to provide education and prevention materials to individuals or units. For additional information, visit your local ADAPT clinic or call,(202) 767-0611.

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Identity theft concerns drive social security number program BY CLAUDETTE ROULO AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The loss of personally identifiable information -- such as Social Security numbers -- is a concern throughout the Defense Department, the director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office said last week. “When people lose control of the Social Security number and other personally identifiable information, they really are susceptible to identity theft,” Michael E. Reheuser said during an April 19 interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel.

The department’s Social Security number reduction program is intended to help protect the privacy of DOD employees, he said. “We’re asking every component to look at the way it uses Social Security numbers and see if they can voluntarily reduce [that],” Reheuser said. As that effort goes on within DOD’s components, Reheuser said, his office will be working in the coming years to help in reducing the use of Social Security numbers in systems that work across multiple components. One way that reduction will occur is through the use of DOD identification numbers, he said.

Similar to the service numbers issued to military personnel until 1969, 10-digit Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier numbers will be used to replace Social Security numbers in record tracking systems whenever possible. “There are certain times where we have to use the Social Security number -- for example, when we’re dealing with the Internal Revenue Service and other tax issues,” Reheuser said. “But,” he continued, “there are plenty of times when we need an identifier, but we don’t need that Social Security number, and that’s where the new EDIPI will come in.”

Everyone entitled to a common access card will get an EDIPI, Reheuser said. As CACs expire, they will be replaced with cards containing the EDIPI, he said. “The idea is that we keep it limited to uses within the Department of Defense, so we don’t create a new Social Security number and have the same issues with identity theft in the future.” Developed by the Defense Manpower Data Center, EDIPI numbers are assigned for life and have numerous uses. For example, medical activities use them to track patients and patient records and to comply with the

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. They also are part of DOD’s public-key infrastructure certificates, which are encoded into the Common Access Card and -- in combination with a password -- grant access to DOD information systems. The department intends to implement technology to prevent Social Security and credit card numbers from leaving DOD networks via email, Reheuser said. A blocking tool would identify those numbers and let senders know they need to encrypt the email or take out the numbers, he added.

VA expedites decisions for long-standing claims COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Veterans Affairs Department is expediting compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer, VA officials announced this week. VA claims raters will make provisional decisions on the oldest claims on hand, officials said, which will allow veterans to begin collecting compensation benefits more quickly, if eligible. Veterans will be able to submit additional evidence for consideration a full year after the provisional rating, before VA issues a final decision. “Too many veterans wait too long for a decision, and this has never been acceptable,” VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said. “That

is why we are implementing an aggressive plan to eliminate the backlog in 2015. This initiative is the right thing to do now for veterans who have waited the longest.” Provisional decisions will be based on all evidence provided to date by the veteran or obtained on their behalf by VA. If a VA medical examination is needed to decide the claim, it will be ordered and expedited. “Issuing provisional decisions not only provides veterans with applicable benefits much more quickly, but also gives them an additional one-year safety net to submit further evidence should it become available,” said Allison Hickey, VA’s undersecretary for benefits. “Our door will remain open, and if a veteran has additional evidence, their case will be fast-tracked.”

If any increase is determined to be warranted based on the additional evidence received, benefits will be retroactive to the date the claim was initially filed. The initiative protects the veteran’s right to appeal the decision. If no further evidence is received within that year, VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration will inform the veteran that the rating is final and will provide information on the standard appeals process. VA will continue to prioritize claims for homeless veterans and those claiming financial hardship, the terminally ill, former prisoners of war, Medal of Honor recipients and veterans filing fully developed claims. Claims for wounded warriors separating from the military for medical reasons will continue

to be handled separately and on a priority basis with the Defense Department through the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. Wounded Warriors separating through IDES currently receive VA compensation benefits in an average of 61 days following their separation from service. As a result of this initiative, metrics used to track benefits claims will experience significant fluctuations, officials said. The focus on processing the oldest claims will cause the overall measure of the average length of time to complete a claim -- currently 286 days -- to skew, rising significantly in the near term because of the number of old claims that will be completed, they explained. Over time, they added, as the backlog of oldest claims is

cleared and more of the incoming claims are processed electronically through VA’s new paperless processing system, VA’s average time to complete claims will improve significantly. In addition, the “average days pending” metric -- or the average age of a claim in the inventory -- will decrease, since the oldest claims will no longer be part of the inventory. While compensation claims are pending, eligible veterans are able to receive health care and other benefits from VA. Veterans who have served in recent conflicts are eligible for five years of free health care from VA. More than 55 percent of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are using VA health care, officials said, a rate greater than that of previous generations of veterans.

RECP to provide mock billing, other services to ensure resident savings BY PATRICK GORDON NAVAL DISTRICT WASHINGTON PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- With the Navy’s implementation of the Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP), accountability for electrical consumption to each residence of Public Private Venture (PPV) housing will soon be the responsibility of residents. A major part of this program provides rebates for those residents who conserve energy. By offering incentives for energy consumption, the RECP hopes to bring down energy costs and save money while conserving resources, as well. “It’s important to note that you and your family will reap the benefits of the money that is saved by this program,” said Vice Adm. William French, commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), in a video message to the fleet. “First with the refund from

energy savings you and your family create by staying below the average normal usage rate. Second, the vast majority of the RECP cost savings will be reinvested back into the local PPV community to sustain high-quality homes and neighborhood amenities such as playgrounds, facilities and landscaping.” The program establishes liketype groups of housing and measures the average usage for each like type group every month. A 10 percent buffer is then added above and below the average to create a Normal Usage Band (NUB). Residents will receive monthly statements on how their usage compares to the NUB. Those using more than the NUB pay for the excess and those using less than the NUB will receive a rebate or credit for the difference between the NUB and their actual usage. Before any of this happens, though, residents will be able

to see exactly how much energy they are using in comparison to the NUB through a period called “mock billing.” This period is scheduled last from July 1 to Sept. 30 and will allow residents to monitor their home energy usage without having to pay for any excess energy usage in their homes. “The mock bills are intended to show your actual electrical consumption and billing costs, and how it compares with other homes in your like-type group,” said Julie Barnes, regional Navy Housing Program manager for Naval District Washington. “All billing costs will be based on the same electric rate charged for a particular housing area.” Barnes recommends that residents review their mock bills, compare their monthly usage with the normal usage band, and consider adjusting their consumption habits as needed to minimize personal costs. “Individually, implementing

energy savings tips result in small savings; but collectively, they can make a big difference in how much electricity is saved in a given month,” said Barnes. Additionally, the RECP will have no impact on residents’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). According to CNIC, an allowance for normal utilities is a part of the BAH. BAH includes an allowance for utilities such as electricity, gas or other heating fuels, and water/ sewer. The BAH includes the cost of utilities based on averages from residents living in the private sector who are directly responsible for paying for their utilities. The RECP is intended to encourage residents to achieve normal usage and to reward them for conservation beyond normal expectations. Residents who conserve and stay within the normal range will incur no out-of-pocket utility expenses. CNIC recommends that those who wish to conserve make easy changes around the house. Simple

adjustments to home thermostats to minimize heating and cooling, and wise use of hot water, lighting and appliances can also contribute significantly to energy savings. In cases where utility consumption is high, residents can also request that their property manager perform an energy audit to identify energy saving strategies specific to their home. Residents are also reminded to keep up with any fees incurred through over-usage. Those with a past due account will receive delinquency notice letters and a late fee. Extreme delinquencies can result in a notice to vacate housing and can potentially affect a resident’s credit. The PPV partnership will work with residents to arrange payment plans if help is needed making payments. For more information on the RECP, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/ recp or www.LincolnRECP.com.


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Navy’s ‘Keep What You’ve Earned’ campaign promotes responsible drinking BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS NATHAN PARDE NSAB PUBLIC AFFAIRS STAFF WRITER

BETHESDA, Md. - The Navy introduced a new campaign this month called “Keep What You’ve Earned” in honor of National Alcohol Awareness Month. Dorice Favorite, director of the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) program, said Sailors face many causes of stress during their military service and may turn to alcohol to deal with that stress. “From boot camp, to advancement exams, job training and deployments, the ‘Keep What You’ve Earned’ campaign recognizes these challenges and encourages Sailors to drink responsibly to maintain their successful careers,” said Favorite. Another effort to increase alcohol awareness, the Navy’s “Right Spirit” campaign was started in 1996 to improve the quality of life for Sailors and their families and ensure a safe and productive work environment.

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Charlie Ross, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program counselor, and Jennifer Dolehite, U.S. Fleet Forces Alcohol and Drug Control Officer, demonstrate how to use the alcohol detection device during a Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor/Urinalysis Program Coordinator forum at Naval Station Norfolk. It introduced an alcohol abuse prevention program, the ‘0-0-13 Program,’ to discourage binge drinking and promote responsible alcohol use. The “Keep What You Have Earned” campaign is

an extension of that program. 0-0-1-3 stands for: 0 underage drinking offenses, 0 drinking and driving incidents (DUI’s), 1 drink per hour, and 3 drinks per evening, said Master-At-Arms

1st Class Christopher Varga, Naval Support Activity Bethesda’s (NSAB) drug and alcohol program advisor (DAPA). “Drink only what you can handle,” Varga said. “That’s part of being responsible. If you know that only one or two drinks affect you more, you may need to stick to that. Allow time in between drinks, and don’t binge drink.” To ensure that people come into work ready to work and do so safely, the Navy and NSAB are currently introducing alcohol detection devices to the fleet, Varga said. “Basically, this device is to deter people from alcohol abuse,” he said. “It is a compact device that comes with a mouthpiece. The Sailor will blow into the device utilizing the mouthpiece and the device will detect if the person has an amount of alcohol in their system, but not necessarily the blood alcohol content.” Standard operating procedures have already been established and distributed with the device, which is expected to be introduced on the installation starting April 18, Varga said.

“It will be randomly administered, similar to the current urinalysis program,” he added. “The details of the program were left open for command interpretation and are still being worked out.” For any service member who has an alcohol dependency, there are many resources available to them. “There are numerous places that offer help,” Varga said. “You can talk with the chaplain, or your medical physician. One of the greatest tools and assets that you have is the command DAPA. Walter Reed National Medical Center also has a command DAPA, as well as the tenant commands and USU (The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences). Any one of these people can be a great help and get you pointed in the right direction. It’s better to go that route than to have an incident happen and be forced to go.” For information on the “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign and the alcohol detection devices, visit the NADAP website at www.nadap.navy.mil.

Leaders urge staff to seek support during stressful times BY BERNARD S. LITTLE WRNMMC JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

BETHESDA, Md. - Senior leadership at Walter Reed Bethesda reached out to staff during town hall meetings on April 9, informing employees of resources available to assist them during times of stress and crisis. With potential civilian furloughs looming, the recent integration, and parking challenges, Walter Reed Bethesda leaders encouraged staff to seek safe and effective ways to handle situations that can cause anxiety. “We’re all in this together … taking care of patients and taking care of each other,” said Rear Adm. (Dr.) Alton L. Stocks, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) commander. “We’ve been given a really big job,” he added, explaining the integration of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center to form WRNMMC, the nation’s largest military medical center. “We’re all here now, and that change in itself and what we’ve been asked to do, is massive and has been done very well, but we would be foolish not to recognize the stress, even with the successes, that [this] places on us.” The admiral encouraged staff to seek healthy outlets for their stress, and solicited ideas for coping with stress management. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Scott Moran, an Army psychiatrist and assistant deputy commander for behavioral health at WRNMMC said despite the frustrations people may be experiencing, staff members should feel good about what they do every day at the Nation’s

Medical Center — saving lives daily, delivering world-class care to the nation’s heroes and their families, and supporting those missions. Army Spc. Corey Garmon, injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in July 2012, personally thanked the Walter Reed Bethesda staff for the care he received here following his injury. In a video showed at the town halls, Garmon, who lost both of his legs and suffered other life-threatening injuries in the IED attack, said, “The care I got was incredible. I was priority [and] I felt like that. “[The staff] fought [for me]. It was pretty intense. They helped me with everyday things.” Garmon, who is now back to driving again, added, “I would like to thank the staff at Walter Reed Bethesda for helping me in every way, for getting me to where I am and where I’m going to go.” Helping to save and heal wounded warriors such as Garmon, is why staff members come to WRNMMC every day, added Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Brett Schneider, head of behavioral health at Walter Reed Bethesda. He also said mounting frustrations, either on the job or at home, without the proper means for release, can pose danger. “The CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has acknowledged suicide as one of the leading public health crisis in America,” Schneider said, adding there are 38,000 suicides a year, and a half million visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments for self-inflicted injuries. Schneider explained the CDC’s

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Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Brett Schneider, head of behavioral health at Walter Reed Bethesda, discusses strategies for resiliency and suicide prevention while his words are translated into sign language, including that from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “connectedness,” which supports healthy interpersonal relationships and encourages communities to care about their members. strategy to tackle suicide involves “connectedness,” which supports healthy interpersonal relationships and encourages communities to care about their members. On the job, Schneider said this means staff members knowing each other, managers knowing their employees, and caring for one another. Chaplain (Col.) Robert Powers, WRNMMC command chaplain, agreed community, as well as faith, art, nature and meaningful work, are important in handling stress.

“I see miracles in this place every day,” Powers said of WRNMMC. “We do meaningful work,” and every staff member contributes to that work, said the chaplain. “You’re a part of the team that has the power to change lives.” Powers said there’s also a “robust” team of chaplains at WRNMMC for people to tell their stories, share their frustrations, and confide in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be reached at 301-295-1510 dur-

ing the normal duty day, and after hours or on weekends and holidays, through the Command Duty Officer desk at 301-2954611 (option 3). “It’s a sign of strength to ask for help,” Powers said. Col. Ramona Fiorey, WRNMMC chief of staff, went on to remind staff what they do matters. “The leadership cares about you,” she added. “There’s no way we can accomplish our mission without all of us.” Showing support for staff, a burn-out prevention presentation is scheduled for April 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Heroes Zone of Building 5, third floor, in rooms 3007/3008. Seating is limited to 30 people on a first-come-first-serve basis. WRNMMC’s Resiliency Service is presenting the program, and those unable to attend can request a group presentation by contacting Michael C. Marquette at michael.c.marquette @health. mil or fallon. m.mitchell.mil@ health.mil, or calling 301-4001972 or 301-400-1965. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is also available for staff, offering confidential problem identification/assessment services for civilian employees and their families. For more information about EAP, contact Amanda Maher at 301-400-0077 or amanda.l.maher.ctr@health. mil. Town hall attendees were also provided information about the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Pressing 1 from the number will connect the caller with the Military Crisis Line.


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safely managing our biodegradable waste stream at sea. This year, more than 45 installations around the world celebrated Earth Day with community events such as recycling drives, beach and base cleanups, 5K runs, biketo-work initiatives, tree plantings, and environmental fairs. Additionally, installations and commands have been turning to the web to promote their events, share Earth Day ideas, and interact with their global network of fans. (Paul Bello, of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs Office, contributed to this story)

COURTESY PHOTO BY JBAB MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION

A volunteer at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Library helps two young girls plant flowers in recognition of Earth Day.

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PAUL BELLO

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Base Commander Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra congratulates members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team after their performance during the Earth Day celebration April 20.

A selection of organic foods, such as celery and carrots,are also available in the Commissary’s produce aisle.

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PAUL BELLO

This volunteer wasn’t the only one to find bottles and other recyclables along the river.

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PAUL BELLO

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PAUL BELLO

A young girl participates in an Earth Day scavenger hunt this past Monday at the Library.

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U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PAUL BELLO

Volunteers helped clean up the banks of the Anacostia River April 20 as Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling recognized Earth Day.

The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Commissary had select items highlighted throughout the store in recognition of Earth Day. They included recycled paper products, cleaning items, energy efficient light bulbs and reusable bags.


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Sunday Family Night

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.

Story Time

Tuesday | 10 a.m. | Library April 30: We Love Our Military Children! (Month of the Military Child) Please call 202-767-5578 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 202-7679136 for more information.

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 www.facebook.com/OpMegaphone 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.

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

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen

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

May Events Managing your Finances during Furlough May 1 May 1 May 8 May 8 May 29

12-1 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 12-1 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 12-1 p.m.

MFSC Bldg. 72 MFSC Bldg. 72 MFSC Bldg. 13 MFSC Bldg. 13 Washington Navy Yard, Bldg. 101 May 29 4-5 p.m. Washington Navy Yard, Bldg. 101 Many families and individuals already feel financially stressed. Worries about the impact of current budgetary constraints can add to the tension. Join the Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) staff in an educational briefing to discuss: • How to utilize a budget to track income, savings, expenses and indebtedness • Family financial spending plan strategies to help bridge the possible 20% cash flow gap • Stress management tools and techniques To register, go to www.tinyurl.com/ JBAB-MFSC-Class-Registration For more information, contact MFSC at 202-767-0450 or 202-433-6151.

Seafood Buffet

May 1 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Bolling Club – Washington Dining Room Seafood buffet featuring an abundant selection of crab legs, steamed shrimp, fresh oysters, fried oysters, fish, the Club’s famous fried chicken, numerous sides, clam chowder, salad bar,

homemade banana pudding along with dozen of assorted cakes and pies. Club Members: $29.95 Non-Members: $34.95 Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Cinco De Mayo

May 2 | 10-11 a.m. | Library Please join the Library as we celebrate Cinco De Mayo during our regularly scheduled Story Time. We will feature a bilingual story with a craft, fiesta and a big surprise! Please call 202-767-578 for more information.

2-for-1 Steak Dinner

May 2, 9, 15, 22 & 29 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Bolling Club - Wings Bar & Grill Choose from a juicy 12oz rib-eye or sirloin steak, chicken or fish and your choice of a tossed or iceberg wedge salad, and Russet or Sweet baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives, and bacon bits. All meals come with a roll and butter, as well as coffee, tea or iced tea. Select appetizers, desserts and drink specials will be offered. Club Members: $23.95 for two people Non-Members: $23.95 per person Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Patch Club

May 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Library Calling All Children Ages 7-12!! If you have a love of reading or are working on it, join us in Patch Club! We meet once every month. We feature various games & projects to keep our members engaged in an exciting manner. Some of the activities include puppet shows, crafts, posters, occasional parties and much more. Members earn Patches upon completion of reading requirements. We will discuss book’s read during the previous month and discover a new genre at each Meeting. The genre for May will be ‘Mystery’. New members are encouraged to join Patch Club! Please call 202-767-578 for more information.

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Cinco De Mayo 5K

May 3 | 7 a.m. | Aerobic Center Celebrate Cinco De Mayo and participate in our 5K Run/Walk. A complimentary race entry into the 2013 Joint Base Half Marathon & Navy 5 Miler will be given to the first male and female finishers. Note: Excluding prior recipients of the complimentary entry. Please call 202-767-5895 for more information.

First Friday

May 3 | 5 p.m.-midnight | Bolling Club Join us on the first Friday of every month featuring DJ Bob Ski. Club members will be given access to FREE hor d’ouevres from 5 to 7 p.m., non members can enjoy these items for only $10. In addition, the Club’s famous fried chicken and Chef’s specials will be available for purchase in the WASP lounge from 7 to 10 p.m.. Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Acoustic Night feat. Barry Charlton

May 3 | 5 p.m. | Slip Inn Come and see Barry Charlton perform live at the Slip Inn Bar and Grill deck this summer! He’ll be performing during our Annual Club Membership Steak Night. All Club Members will receive a free steak dinner (cooked to order, corn on the cob and cole slaw). Non-members can purchase the meal for $9.95. Listen to some of Barry Charlton’s music at www.barrycharlton.com. Please call 202-767-1371 for more information.

Youth Sponsorship and Monthly Birthday Celebration

May 4 | 7-8 p.m. | Youth Center If your birthday is in May, this one’s for you! Current Youth Center memberships are needed for this event. We invite new youth to the JBAB community to come and find out what the Youth Center has to offer, meet new fellow members and hear what the have to say about the programming, trips and activities. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

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Share the road safely: Bicycle safety tips FROM THE NSA SOUTH POTOMAC SAFETY OFFICE

portant when riding in traffic with large trucks and buses. Trucks and buses make wide right turns. Never sneak in between a truck or bus and the curb or you could get crushed. Never assume that all drivers see your hand signals or will yield for you. Assume you are invisible to other road users and ride defensively.

INDIAN HEAD, Md. - Bicycles are the most vulnerable of all vehicles on the road. As a bicyclist riding in traffic or on the sidewalk, you should take extra precautions to protect yourself. Vehicles on the road, especially large trucks and buses, may not see you on your bike. Crossing the street or making a turn can be dangerous in traffic if others do not see you or your signals. The tips below can help keep you riding safely.

Wear Your Helmet

Before you get on your bike, put on a helmet. It is the best thing you can do to be safe. Bikes offer no protection in case of a crash, so you need to wear your protection. Wearing your helmet may save your life if you are hit by or

Check Your Brakes

PHOTO BY SOUTH POTOMAC SAFETY OFFICE

Bicycles are the most vulnerable of all vehicles on the road. As a bicyclist riding in traffic or on the sidewalk, you should take extra precautions to protect yourself. run into a large truck or bus. Remember, riding into a truck is equivalent to hitting a steel wall. Your helmet is your life.

Bikers Beware Always be aware of the traffic around you. This is especially im-

Always check your brakes so that you are prepared to stop. Also remember that a truck requires more space to stop than you do on your bike. Never assume that a truck will be able to stop quickly if you get in the way. You may have to get out of the way to save your own life.

Ride With Traffic

Avoiding a crash is the safest way to ride. Ride on the right side, with the flow of traffic. Riding against traffic may cause you to

miss traffic control devices, such as traffic signs and stop lights. Be especially careful when riding near or around trucks and buses. Use caution and pay attention to trucks. Watch for their signals because the driver may not see you or be able to stop soon enough in an emergency situation. However, you should to be prepared in case the truck’s signals don’t work or the driver doesn’t use them. That is why you, as the bicyclist, need to watch out for yourself. For a bike rider, the safest bet is to always be aware of the traffic around you.

Beware Of The No-Zone

Beware of riding too closely to a large truck. Large trucks have blind spots in the front, back and on the sides, which make it difficult for the driver to see around them. If you ride in these blind spots, truck drivers cannot see you and your chance for a crash are greatly increased.


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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.

Champagne Sunday Brunch

May 5, 12, & 19 | 10:30am-2 p.m. | Bolling Club – Washington Dining Room Come out and enjoy the BEST Champagne Brunch in the Capital Region. We invite you to feast on an abundant selection of seasonal fruits, shrimp, fresh oysters, salads, baked and fried chicken, turkey, beef, fish, grits, bacon, vegetables, starches, eggs benedict, made-to-order waffles and omelets, homemade banana pudding, assorted cakes and pies for dessert. Club Members: $17.95; Non-Members: $22.95; $1 gratuity will be added for parties of 10 or more. No brunch on May 26. Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Mommy and Me Tea

May 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Bolling Club – Capital Ballroom You and your doll are invited to our Mommy and Me Tea party! Dress up in your favorite princess attire and enjoy a craft and nail station fit for a princess! Reservations are required. Please call 202-5638400 for more information. Please call 202767-4003 for more information.

Cinco De Mayo Post Party

May 6 | 6 p.m. | Liberty Center | E1-E6

Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Join Liberty as we celebrate May 5 with food and fun while learning the true meaning of Cinco De Mayo. Please call 202-6851802 for more information.

Health and Wellness International No Diet Day

May 8 | 4 p.m. | Liberty Center | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Find out the differences between a healthy lifestyle vs. a diet and how to improve your health without a diet. Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership/Appreciation Expo

May 10 | 8:30am-3 p.m. | Bolling Club Military Spouse Employment Partnership is a targeted recruitment and employment partnership that connects American businesses with military spouses who are seeking portable, fulfilling careers. Meet with employers who are looking to hire military spouses through Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Bring plenty of resumes and come prepared to be interviewed on the spot! Please call 202-4336151/202-767-0450 for more information.

Movie Trip

May 10 | 6 p.m. | AMC Hoffman Theater | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Catch the newest summer movie releases with Liberty! Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

May 11 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Shenandoah National Park We are going hiking in Shenandoah National Park! The trip is $12 for transportation. You will start off at the trail head and

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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

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 |11 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Bolling Club Bring that favorite someone to our Annual Mother’s Day Brunch! Our brunch offers all your favorite breakfast items to include an omelet station, carving station with prime rib and ham, shrimp, our incomparable dessert station and dozens of other options. All moms will receive a complimentary flower. Reservations are required. Limited walk-in space is available. Club Members: $26.95; Non- Members: $30.95; Children 6-11: Half Price; Children 5 & under: Free Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Dessert Cook Off

May 18 | 6-10 p.m. | Youth Center | Ages 9-18 years The Youth Center is having a Dessert Cook Off for pre-teens and teens. Sign up at the front desk by Wednesday, May 15th. No desserts will be accepted if you are not signed up. Turn in a copy of your recipe and no peanut butter or nuts will be allowed in your dessert. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Summer Reading Registration 2013

May 20-June 21 Hop aboard the JBAB Library this summer! We are excited to offer a journey through books with this year’s Summer Reading Program. “Have Book- Will Travel!”. During the seven week Summer Reading course, the Library will host a range of fun activities that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants will also win prizes for reaching goals. Registration will run from May 20 to June 21, 2013. The program will launch June 24 (Monday) from 10-11 a.m. for ages 5-7 and June 26 (Wednesdays) from 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 8-10 & ages 11-13 from 1-2:30 p.m.. The free program provided by your JBAB Library and MWR. Please call 202-767-578 for more information.

Third Friday

May 17 | 7 p.m.-12am | Bolling Club Join us on the every third Friday of each month featuring DJ Shawn Diggs. Club members will be given access to FREE hor d’ouevres from 5 to 7 p.m., non members can enjoy these items for only $10. In addition, the Club’s famous fried chicken and Chef’s specials will be available for purchase in the WASP lounge from 7 to 10 p.m.. Please call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Extreme Bingo

May 17 | 8-10 p.m. | Youth Center | Ages 9-18 years Join the JBAB Youth Center staff an evening of playing Bingo games. Prizes will be awarded for playing. Sign up at the front desk. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

That Guy Happy Hour

May 21 | 5- 7 p.m. | Liberty Center | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military How much is TOO much? Are you that guy or girl? Join Liberty to get the facts on binge drinking and the effects it can have on you and your life. Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

America’s Armed Forces Kids Run

May 18 | 9-11 a.m. | Base Track Youth Ages 5-13 are invited to come out and join in on the fun! Youth can register online at www. Americaskidsrun.org. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Tournament

May 23 | 6 p.m. | Liberty Center | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Calling all gamers! Will you accept the challenge for a chance to be crowned the best Call of Duty Champion and your name place in infamy as the best! Please call 202685-1802 for more information.

Armed Forces Weekend

May 18 & 19 | Noon | Busch Gardens | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Armed Forces Day is a day to recognize and honor the military forces in our nation. Join Liberty as we venture down to Busch Gardens for a day of thrills on Saturday and for a cookout on Sunday with fun activities such as kickball, volleyball, softball and more! Busch Gardens is FREE with a Heroes Salute Waiver Form. Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

3-on-3 Basketball Challenge

May 24 | 6-10 p.m. | Youth Center Compete in our 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge! Teams of three sign up at the front desk. Preteens start playing at 6 p.m. and

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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 percent 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 first-come-first served basis, while supplies last. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2013 Patriotic Series, visit nationals. com/patriotic.

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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 our Facebook Page at www.facebook. com/NWCA37.

JBABgirlscouts@yahoo.com. 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.

AFOWC Thrift Shop

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington needs volunteer coaches for their youth baseball league for 10-year-olds and 12-year-olds. For more information or to sign up, call 512560-5548 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. or email Michael.martinez@afncr. af.mil.

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 afowcthriftshop@verizon.net.

JBAB Girl Scouts Calling all Girls! Girls registered in Kindergarten - 12th grade this fall and interested in joining should contact

Career Day at Leckie Elementary Leckie Elementary School’s annual Career Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The day will consist of a continental breakfast and classroom discussions and presentations. For more information, contact Robert Carey at 434-806-7211.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Change to 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 CAC card holder 24/7 during normal FPCON “A” conditions.

Navy Wives Clubs of America The D.C. Metro chapter of Navy Wives Clubs of For more news from other bases

around the Washington, D.C. area,

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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.


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Chapel Schedule CATHOLIC SERVICES Reconciliation

Sunday 9 a.m. Chapel Center

Rosary

Sunday 9:10 a.m. Chapel Center

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teens play at 8 p.m.. Please call 202-7674003 for more information.

Pool Opening Memorial Day Observance

May 25 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | JBAB Pool Join us for fun in the sun and the season opening of the JBAB Pool!

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II

May 25 | 9 p.m. | Liberty Center | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

Extreme Putt Putt Fun

May 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Youth Center | Ages 9-18 years Join the Youth Center staff for a late afternoon of playing Putt Putt Golf. Sign up at the front desk to play. Please call 202-7674003 for more information.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Luncheon

May 30 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bolling Club-

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

PROTESTANT SERVICES

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 Tuskegee Room Asian buffet menu with guest speakers Retired Army Colonel Douglas Dillard (National President, Veterans of the Battle of Buldge) and Korean War Veteran Dr. Richard I. Kim, a former North Korean who fled to South Korea to avoid communism but was trained by the American Army to return to North Korea to help gather intelligence. Please call 202-767-9136 for more information.

Liberty Poker Night

May 30 | 6 p.m. | Liberty Center | E1-E6 Single Unaccompanied Active Duty Military Ready to get your poker face on? Bring it to the Texas Hold Em’ Tournament and join the competition. Please call 202-6851802 for more information.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

June 15 | 1-3 p.m. | Bolling Club In celebration of Father’s Day, join us for the 6th Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance! You see your little princess growing up so fast, join us for this event as it is meant to last. Activities include, dancing, crafts, contests and fun! Attire is semi-formal. Please call 202-563-8400 to make reservations and 202-767-4003 for more information.

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