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Joint Base Journal Vol. 4, No. 23

June 21, 2013

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


Military spouse embraced for her work at local school BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON – For a little more than three years, Andrea Godbey has exemplified what being an “involved” community member is all about. The military spouse from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) has served as a volunteer at nearby Leckie Elementary School – doing everything from organizing bake sales to becoming an active and most trusted member of the school’s Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA). She was also instrumental in introducing the school to the community-based program Area Coalitions for Education – Excellence (ACE-E) - a nonprofit organization that prides itself on reaching out to inner-city youth through its military mentorship program. Two years after ACEE began at Leckie, more than 30 students have gone on to receive free laptop computers upon completion of the organization’s technology course, Godbey said. Of course, her list of accomplishments doesn’t end there. A former librarian, she helped revamp the school’s library by separating books into proper sec-

tions, as well as filtering out old, outdated content for some muchneeded newer releases. She has also gotten her hands dirty while volunteering during the school’s annual Beautification Day project. She has been a central figure in the classroom, as well. Along the way, Godbey has immersed herself with various student related projects, including class presentations and food tastings on various cultures around the globe. She has also served on Leckie’s School Advisory Team, where a group of parents and faculty members team up to discuss such issues as budgeting. “I was so visible at the school that other parents assumed I just worked there full-time. They didn’t know I was a volunteer,” Godbey said. “I’ve enjoyed each and every moment at Leckie. My time as a volunteer has been the most personally rewarding in my life.” It’s a bittersweet time for Godbey. With her husband recently getting new orders, the family will be packing up and leaving JBAB this summer. With regret, she will not be able to continue as a vol-

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Leckie Elementary School principal Jermall Wright and Andrea Godbey, a volunteer and military spouse from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, will both be leaving the Washington area this summer. Both contributed to the introduction of the Area Coalitions for Education - Excellence (ACE-E) program at the school two years ago.


WASHINGTON - The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation’s independence. It’s also an occasion to enjoy quality time together with precious family and friends picnicking, cooking out, playing games, swimming and of course watching fireworks. For those wishing to celebrate part or all of their Independence Day

aboard Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), there are a number of fun opportunities available.Geisboro Park will be available for cookouts and picnicking all day and into the evening. Anyone able to gain entry to the base is free to find a space in the park or along the river to watch the fireworks show on the National Mall which is easily visible from JBAB without all of the challenges of crowds and traffic associated with a venture to downtown Washington on July 4th. For those looking to cool off and have some fun splashing around, the base

pool will be open for recreational swimming from noon until 7:30 p.m. While JBAB Morale Welfare and Recreation will not be hosting a formal Fourth of July celebration as they have done in previous years, there will be a block party at the Slip Inn Bar & Grill.The event costs just $5 and will provide attendees a Slip Inn voucher valued at $5 which may be applied to drinks and food within.The block party will include free youth activities

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Sexual assault prevention and response training Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) will be conducting Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training in accordance with NAVADMIN 156/13 & 158/13) June 24 at the Stewart Theater at 10:30 a.m. A make-up session will be offered June 26 at the Stuart Theater at 11:30 a.m. This training is mandatory for all JBAB military personnel and all civilian employees are encouraged to attend. Please see related story on Pg. 2.

Lindlan assumes command of 11th Operations Group

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Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band Concert

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Sexual assault awareness stand-down scheduled for June 24-25 BY JOSEPH P. CIRONE JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON - Joint Base AnacostiaBolling (JBAB) will conduct a sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) stand-down June 24 at the Stewart Theater at 10:30 a.m. A make-up session will be offered at the Stewart Theater June 26 at 11:30 a.m. Training is in accordance with NAVADMIN 156/13 & 158/13) All Navy commands and Reserve component units and deployed personnel commenced their standdown June 10, but will have until July 22 to complete. “Our end state for this stand-down will be that all of our service members and civilian personnel clearly understand SAPR principles and resources,” said Vice Adm.

Scott Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel. “All personnel will understand their accountability and role in reducing with a goal of eliminating sexual assault from the Navy, fostering a command climate of dignity and respect, and upholding our core values of honor, courage and commitment.” The command triad (commanding officer, executive officer, and command master chief) of each command will lead Sailors and Navy civilian personnel in a minimum two hours of focused facilitated instruction on SAPR principles and the importance of fostering a climate of dignity and respect in the workplace. Additionally, targeted professional ethics/standards of conduct refresher training will be conducted for recruiters, sexual assault response coordi-

nators (SARCs) and victim advocates (VAs), which emphasizes how violations impact mission readiness. All training center and institutional instructors, as well as personnel who are the first to interact with sexual assault victims, to include health care providers, Fleet and Family Support Center counselors, chaplains, judge advocate general personnel, and NCIS investigators, will receive specialized refresher training, using the Navy’s successful SAPR-Leadership/ SAPR-Fleet training programs and other Navy SAPR resources. As part of the stand-down, the JBAB will conduct an active review of credentials and qualifications of recruiters, SARCs, VAs, training center and institutional instructors, recruit training center division

commanders, NCIS investigators, sexual assault nurse examiners and those qualified to conduct sexual assault forensic examinations. Following the stand-down, a completion report will be submitted to the Secretary of Defense by July 17. A facilitator’s guide and Navy leadership video messages can be found at www. For more information on the upcoming sexual assault stand-down, see NAVADMIN 156/13 and NAVADMIN 158/13. For more information on the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, visit (Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs contributed to this story)

Lindlan assumes command of 11th Operations Group


(Right) Air Force Col. Richard T. Lindlan, incoming commander, 11th Operations Group, officially takes command of the group from Air Force Col. William M. Knight, commander, 11th Wing, in a ceremony June 14 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON – Air Force Col. Richard T. Lindlan, a former student at the National War College at Fort McNair and a 22-year veteran of the military, took command of the 11th Operations Group, 11th Wing in a ceremony June 14 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. He replaces outgoing commander Air Force Col. Gina C. Humble, who had been in the position since March 2011. During his career, Lindlan commanded the Air Force’s first combined Expeditionary Mission Support Squadron while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has also held various positions at the squadron, wing, Headquarters Air Force and combatant levels both in the U.S. and overseas. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to command such extraordinary men and women,” Lindlan said during his speech to fellow Airmen. “To quote the great basketball player Michael Jordan, ‘Be consistent, do your best and always take the good shot’.”


(Left) Air Force Col. Gina C. Humble, outgoing commander, 11th Operations Group, and Air Force Col. Richard T. Lindlan (Right), incoming commander, 11th Operations Group, walk alongside a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard during a ceremonial inspection of the unit June 14 as part of their official Change of Command ceremony. Lindlan then turned from the podium to acknowledge members of the Air Force Honor Guard standing behind him, adding “You are the face, spirit and sound of our Air Force.” True to her last name, Humble was exactly that in her speech as she thanked fellow service members and her civilian counterparts for their dedication and pas-

sion in accomplishing the mission of the 11th Wing. As commander, Humble championed the accomplishments of both the Air Force Band and Honor Guard. These include an appearance in last year’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a showcase during this year’s presidential inauguration and the Honor

Guard Drill Team winning a high-profile Department of Defense competition. Air Force Col. William M. Knight, commander of the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews, Md., said Humble has laid an exceptional foundation for future success, while Lindlan is exactly the kind of leader to step in and take the group to the next level.

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Jazz Ensemble performs for FOX 5 Clarinet Choir



Members of The Airmen of Note, The U.S. Air Force Band’s premiere jazz ensemble, perform live for a WTTG Fox 5 cameraman June 13. Fox 5 visited The Note at Joint Base AnacostiaBolling’s Hangar 2 in order to cover the group as a part of the morning broadcast.


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starting at 4:30 p.m., food specials, games & prizes, and of course this will also be a great viewing area for the fireworks. In addition to all of the excitement of family, friends, food and fireworks, the Fourth is also a time to be safe and respectful to others.As the holiday approaches, JBAB leadership and members of its police and fire departments ask the JBAB community to observe a few simple but very important rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and has a good time during this year’s festivities. * No fireworks of any type are permitted on base, including sparklers * No parking on the grass near Giesboro Park or on the grass in any of the housing areas * No uninvited guests to Billy Mitchell Estates * JBAB discourages the use of grilling with charcoal and encourages the use of

propane instead. While grilling is permitted along the waterfront, it’s prohibited inside Bolling Green Park * Due to the large crowds expected, JBAB asks you to refrain from bringing pets. In case of an emergency, residents and anyone attending must call (202) 4333333. To view all state laws (including District of Columbia law) pertaining to firework use and the types of fireworks allowed, visit: http://www.americanpyro. com/state-law-directory/.The fireworks will be launched from the Reflecting Pool area of the National Mall, and will be visible from many locations in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.The fireworks display begins at 9:10 p.m. and will last for 17 minutes.For the adventurous who want a close-up view of the show downtown, plan to arrive early, and to protect yourself from heat-related illness.The National Park Service advises that viewing areas on the National Mall near the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool will

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A member of The U.S. Air Force Band’s Clarinet Choir performs “Baby Elephant Walk” by Henry Mancini at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Child Development Center II June 16. CDC II students spent the morning enjoying the choir’s music which also included children’s songs such as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and the theme song to the cartoon animation Sponge Bob Square Pants.


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Don’t Give Up the Ship Exhibit opens at National Museum of U.S. Navy “They could learn about the weapons BY MASS COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS TIM COMERFORD, they used to carry. We have a lot of enlisted COMMUNICATION OUTREACH DIVISION NAVY HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A new exhibit, “1813 Don’t Give Up the Ship” opened at the National Museum of the United States Navy at the Washington Navy Yard, June 17. The exhibit features ships’ and Sailors’ armament as well as posters describing the aide that the Navy rendered the U.S. Army during the Great Lakes battles two centuries ago. During the War of 1812, the Navy’s primary responsibility was supporting the Army on inland waters. The exhibit will be on display until mid-October 2013 at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at the Washington Navy Yard in D.C. “It was a purple action,” said Jennifer Marland, National Museum of the United States Navy curator. “It was the Navy in support of an Army position, very similar to the same types of actions we are doing today where we are all working together as a unified Department of Defense team.” The new exhibit centers on that support and the soldiers who were drafted to fight. “We focused on the land battles of militia units on the Great Lakes,” said Clarissa Frank, National Museum of the United States Navy museum technician.. “A lot of the guys on the ships were frontier soldiers that were pressed into service”[who felt obligated] “ to go out and defeat the British.” According to Frank, visitors to the exhibit can expect to see many of the tools of the battles.


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NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) swords and some of the muskets and pistols they might have carried. So basically, they can learn about the tools [Sailors] might have carried on ship, what to do during a boarding action, who might have been on the fighting top with the Chambers Gun strafing all the boarders that came in.” One of the centerpieces of the exhibit is that Chambers Gun. The multi-barrelled gun was developed for the US Navy during the War of 1812 and patented by its creator gunsmith Joseph Chambers in 1814. The shots came out of the seven barrels in sequence, so that the gun could be mounted on a frigate’s fighting top and swept along the decks. “It is one of the first rapid fire guns called swivel guns,” Frank said. “You could say it is the first early machine gun. It was a gun that could fire rapidly - in two minutes it could dispense around 224 rounds. So when you have boarders coming on the ship in the initial action it would be great.. But it would take a couple hours to load because you have to individually put the bullets in each chamber. Also, you can’t stop it once you started it, like a “Roman Candle.” Once it started it was continuous for two minutes. Once the museum takes down the exhibition it may never come back because a lot of the armaments are on loan. “They are mostly from private collec-

Furlough frenzy: Preparing to manage money and mitigate stress BY LEA JOHNSON SPECIAL TO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON—Beginning July 8 and continuing through fiscal year 2013, government civilians will take a 20 percent cut in hours, meaning a 20 percent cut in pay. Civilian employees can’t control the implications of the furlough on their paycheck, but they can control their attitude and how they prepare their families. To help civilians manage the stress that comes with the furlough, the Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) is offering a one-hour Managing Your Finances During Furlough class. David Roe, MFSC personal financial manager, talks civilians through the budgeting portion of the class, covering topics ranging from maintaining credit to moving your money around to cover all the bills. “My goal is to show people that even with the loss of income, they can still do certain things in their household that will get them through these hard times,” Roe said. It’s hard for people to talk about their economic situation, Roe said, but it’s better for everyone to prepare now than to be in trouble with debt later. As he puts it, “The bank isn’t offering to cut my mortgage by 20 percent just because my pay is cut.” Mismanaging credit to cover expenses could potentially affect a security investigation down the road. And the furlough affects more than just

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the health of those pocketbooks. According to Cheryl Pile, MFSC education services facilitator, money gives us a sense of security and when that security is stripped away, we are left feeling vulnerable. “My portion (of the class) focuses in on stress management. My main focus is helping people thinking about what their stress management plan is and help them realize that the way they think about the situation is really going to change how they feel and act,” she said. During class discussions, Pile said, civilians usually have a few things they are excited to have the time for on their day offwhether it be running errands or spending time with their children. “I try to get everyone to focus on what you can get out of it with the time that you gain rather than the money you lose,” she said. Pile also talks about resiliency, how to bounce back from these challenges, and how families can find no cost activities to alleviate stress. Upcoming classes will be held: July 2 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. building 72; July 11 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. building 13; July 17 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. WNY; July 23 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. building 72. Arrangements can also be made for the class or portions of the class to be taught at staff meetings or during training days or employees can log in through Defense Connect Online during scheduled class times. For more information or to register for a class call MFSC at (202) 433-6151.

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June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and the 579th Medical Group invites you to get involved in spreading the word about PTSD treatment and recovery. Everyone needs to know that PTSD treatment can help. Raising awareness is important to combat the negative images and stigma associated with the disorder as well as to encourage those with symptoms to seek assistance. JBAB Senior Enlisted Leader, Chief Master Sgt. Simonsen, echoed this when he stated

“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can be very debilitating for sufferers. The condition’s symptoms can ebb and flow, making even life’s basic tasks nearly impossible. The invisibleness of the

disorder masks its seriousness; sometimes those who do not understand what a Wingman is going through can be unsympathetic out of ignorance. By taking time to learn about PTSD, we can all be more understanding and encouraging.” Many will experience stressrelated symptoms following a traumatic event such as combat exposure, physical or sexual assault, or a serious accident. These symptoms include: reliving the event either through dreams or feeling as though you are going through the trauma again, avoiding situations, people or things which remind you of the event,

feeling numb, feeling “keyed up,” or agitated. Symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, however for some people they may not appear until months or years after the trauma. Symptoms may also come and go over many years, depending on other pressures or successes. You should keep track of your symptoms and talk to someone you trust about them. If you have symptoms that last longer than 4 weeks, cause you great distress, or disrupt your work or home life, you should seek professional help. Please visit for resources, links, and personal

stories about PTSD, for the public and professionals. Through a variety of topics you can take steps to: • Know more about PTSD • Challenge your beliefs • Explore various treatment options • Reach out and make a difference Each year, the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD joins with other organizations and individuals across the country to mark June as PTSD Awareness Month. We are helping too. Please join us. For more information on this or other mental health topics please contact the 579th Medical Group at (202) 767-0611.

DoD establishes tissue bank NDW to eliminate vehicle decals to study brain injuries BY PATRICK GORDON


AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has established the world’s first brain tissue repository to help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in service members, Pentagon officials announced recently. The announcement follows a symposium that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel convened, in which a group of senior defense officials and experts in the medical field and from outside organizations discussed advancements and areas of collaboration regarding traumatic brain injury. “We have been at war for more than a decade, and our men and women have sacrificed,” said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. “The military health care system is bringing all the resources it can to better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries and to ensure that service members have productive and long, quality lives. “Our research efforts and treatment protocols are all geared toward improving care for these victims,” Woodson continued. “And that will have benefits to the American public at large.” The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Brain Tissue Repository for Traumatic Brain Injury was established at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., with a multiyear grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to advance the understanding and treatment of TBI in service members. “Little is known about the longterm effects of traumatic brain injury on military service members,” said Dr. Daniel Perl, a neuropathologist and director of the brain tissue repository. “By studying these tissues, along with access to clinical information associated

with them, we hope to more rapidly address the biologic mechanisms by which head trauma leads to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.” CTE is a neurodegenerative disorder that involves the progressive accumulation of the protein tau in nerve cells within certain regions of the brain. As the tau protein accumulates, it disturbs function and appears to lead to symptoms seen in affected patients such as boxers and, more recently, football players with multiple head trauma. Defense Department researchers will look at the brain tissue samples to characterize the neuropathologic features of TBI in service members. Important questions to be addressed include “What does blast exposure do to the brain?” and “Do the different forms of brain injury experienced in the military lead to CTE?” Service members exposed to blasts “are coming home with troubling, persistent problems and we don’t know the nature of this, whether it’s related to psychiatric responses from engagement in warfare or related to actual damage to the brain, as seen in football players,” Perl said. “We hope to address these findings and develop approaches to detecting accumulated tau in the living individual as a means of diagnosing CTE during life -- and, ultimately, create better therapies or ways to prevent the injury in the first place.” “We are learning though the process of discovery the effects of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury, and also how to prevent this issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy,” Woodson said. “The brain tissue repository will enable us to learn even more about how we can treat injuries and prevent future calamity for service members.” For further information on donation to the brain tissue repository for traumatic brain injury, email the repository team at or call 1-855-DON-8TBI (855-366-8824).

WASHINGTON - Drivers coming on to Naval District Washington (NDW) installations may notice a change at the gates this summer. Effective July 1, NDW installations will no longer require vehicles to display Department of Defense (DOD) vehicle decals for base access. The elimination of the use of vehicle decals for vehicle registration, in order to access Navy installations, was directed by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) memorandum dated March 18, 2011. Previously, the vehicle decal program registration process provided a simple way for base security to verify the vehicle had been properly registered with the state, confirm the driver had adequate liability insurance, and confirm the driver was authorized to operate the vehicle. NDW installations have been provided guidance to develop implementation plans of the new policy and associated policies for vehicle base access, parking, and other installationwide driving concerns. “Some have viewed the decal as a credentialing for base access,” said Tony Reid, Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) N3AT program manager. “Credentialing for base access has always been based on individuals having proper identification, such as a Department of Defense-issued identification card. Vehicle

decals were used to ensure vehicles on Navy installations complied with state requirements for vehicle registration and insurance. State programs have become more uniform and efficient, eliminating one of the main reasons for vehicle decals.” Security is also a prime concern for all DON installations. Since Sept. 11, 2001, 100 percent I.D. card checks have been implemented at all DOD installations. With this security measure in place, the decals have become redundant, and in some cases, a concern. “In addition to the expense in administering the program, other issues prompting the change in policy include decals being moved from vehicle to vehicle or easily counterfeited and cars sold to non-Department of the Navy personnel with current decal still attached posed additional security risks to Navy installations,” said Timothy White, CNIC N3AT law enforcement assistant program manager. “In addition to our policy of conducting random Anti-terrorism checks, we will conduct command authorized administrative checks, similar to the way security departments conduct Driving-Under-the-Influence checks. White said these administrative checks will check identification and vehicle licensing, and that security personnel will continue to rely on the assistance of the military community to report suspicious or abandoned cars, and any other


security concerns. He added that frequent visitors to installations requiring decals may leave them on the vehicle until the expiration date. Otherwise, it is recommended that the decal be removed. Reid said that persons using privately-owned vehicles on Navy installations will still be required to meet state and local requirements including valid insurance, vehicle safety inspections, registration, and proof of motorcycle safety training where applicable. Additionally, the policy change will not affect visiting procedures to Navy installations, as visitors will continue to use the normal visitor procedures established by the installation commanding officer. Reid added that contractor access will be managed separately. Contractors either receive a temporary pass for a one trip visit or they register under the Navy commercial access control system that provides background checks and periodic reviews to allow them to be issued an annual valid credential for access to Navy installations for official business. Parking will be managed at the installation level using a CNIC-generated template based on current color coding system (blue for officers, red for enlisted, and green for Department of the Navy civilians). The template provides for some standardization at all CNIC installations, but allows for minor changes to accommodate unique local circumstances.

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Graduation caps weeks of demanding training

Senior Airman Christopher Yarborough, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, counsels a new honor guard Technical Training School student on their way to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling April 15. Along with performing day-to-day duties for the honor guard, Yarborough is responsible for the preparation and training of each honor guard tech school student throughout their eight-week tech school.


A flight of U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Technical Training students graduate from training school at Joint Base AnacostiaBolling June 7. The group included students directly from Basic Military Training as well as lateral Airmen recruits. Upon graduation, all Airmen are slated to become official members of the Air Force’s premiere ceremonial unit and hold positions in the guard’s various sections, including spots on the guard’s color team firing party and body bearer’s flight.

Above: A class of U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Technical Training School students participate in an early morning rifle manuals training at Joint Base Anancostia-Bolling May 3. Before graduating to become members of the Air Force’s premiere honor guard, tech school students are evaluated on their ability to perform various rifle manuals on a pass/fail basis. Left: Upon their arrival to U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Technical Training School students line the wall of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport April 15. Air Force Honor Guard tech school is an eight-week program consisting of various mental and physical challenges, designed to condition and prepare Airmen to serve in the Air Force’s premiere ceremonial unit.

Be prepared for an emergency: Your household emergency supply kit BY CMDR. KIMBERLY HIMMER JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON- With hurricane season in full swing, and the recent tornadoes and thunderstorms hitting the area, now is a perfect time to review your family’s emergency plan, and ensure that your household is prepared in the event of a disaster. The JBAB Office of Emergency Management recommends that you have the following items on hand, in the event of an emergency: • Three -day supply of water. One gallon, per person, per day,

for drinking and sanitation • Three-day supply of non-perishable food • Battery-powered or handcrank radio that can receive the NOAA Weather Radio, and extra batteries • Flashlight and extra batteries • First aid kit • Whistle to signal for help • Dust Masks to filter contaminated air • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place if necessary • Moist towlettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for sanitation • Wrench or pliers for turning off utilities • Manual can opener

• Local Maps All of these items can be purchased at your base Exchange, as well as local retailers. The website has lots of great information on how to ensure that you and your family are prepared for an emergency. There is a worksheet to guide you in making your own Family Emergency Plan, as well as helpful tips and information if you have pets, elderly family members, or family members with special needs. The website also has an entire section devoted to Military Family Preparedness. Check it out, and make sure you and your family are prepared!


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unteer at Leckie. However, her efforts in the community will not be forgotten. “Andrea has been such an instrumental part of the PTA. We’ve raised approximately $6,000 in the time she’s been aboard,” said Hattie McDuffie, PTA president and chaplain with the Metropolitan Police Department. “Her passion and dedication speaks volumes as to who she is as a person. I’m going to miss her so much.” Leckie school principal Jermall Wright, who will be leaving the Washington area himself this summer for a position with a school district in Colorado, added similar praise when asked about Godbey. “She is the most engaged parent I’ve ever come across,”

Wright said. “I came aboard as principal around the same time she started as a volunteer. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to work with. She’s the best.” Air Force Staff Sgt. Davina Stone, a certified pharmacy technician with the 579th Medical Group, also has fond memories of working alongside Godbey. Together, they helped organize a poison prevention day where service members got a chance to speak to children outside the gates. “It’s obvious she cares about the people that surround her. She stays involved in just about everything you can think of,” Stone said. “Even with her busy schedule, she still manages to find time to drop off her famous chocolate chip cookies. We’ve been very fortunate to have her on this base and in this community.”

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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. 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.

Youth Sponsorship and Monthly Birthday Celebration June 21 | 6-7 p.m. | Youth Center | 9-18 years old Join the JBAB Youth Center Staff for our Monthly Birthday Celebration. If your birthday is in June, this one’s for you! Current Youth Center membership is needed for this event. We invite youth new to the JBAB community to come and find out what the JBAB Youth Center has to offer you. Come and meet fellow members and hear what they have to say about our programming, trips and activities. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Virginia Beach Trip

June 22 | 7 a.m.-6 p.m. | Virginia Beach Let’s go to the beach! $25 per person for transportation to the Virginia Beach ocean

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front. Take in the boardwalk, the shops and the ocean at your own pace. Minimum of 10 and maximum of 24 participants. Please call 202-767-9136 for more information.

member will have to bring money for their dinner and a military ID card to be eligible for free skating. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Story Time

End of School Year Celebration- Make your own Snow Cones

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10-11 a.m. | Library Theme’s for June include: June 25: Who is Eric Carle? June 27: Sidewalk Chalk! Please call 202-767-5578 for more information.

Military ID Discount

June 23 & 30 | Potomac Lanes Bowling Center Present your military ID and bowl our all night Cosmic for only $12 per person. Available only to active military personnel, their spouses and children. Please call 202-563-1701 for more information.

Caribbean Festival

June 27 | 3 p.m. | Liberty Center Celebrate Liberty’s 4th Annual Caribbean Festival! Have fun while learning different games and dances from all the different countries in the Caribbean. Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

June 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Youth Center | 9-18 years old Celebrate the end of the school year by making your own snow cone! Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Teen Trip- Outside Roller Skating at Anacostia Park June 29 | 2-6 p.m. | Anacostia Park | 13-18 years old | Sign up by June 26 Join the JBAB Youth Center Staff for an afternoon of roller skating! After roller skating, we will go to the National Harbor for a fast food dinner. There is a limited amount of seats for this field trip. Current memberships and permission slips are needed. Each member will have to bring money for their dinner and a military ID card to be eligible for free skating. Please call 202-767-4003 for more information.

Preteen Trip- Outside Roller Skating at Liberty’s 5th Anniversary Pool Party Celebration Anacostia Park June 22 | 2-6 p.m. | Anacostia Park | 9-12 years old | Sign up by June 19 Join the JBAB Youth Center Staff for an afternoon of roller skating! After roller skating, we will go to the National Harbor for a fast food dinner. There is a limited amount of seats for this field trip. Current memberships and permission slips are needed. Each

June 30 | Noon | JBAB Pool LIBERTY IS HALF A DECADE OLD! It’s been five years since we’ve opened doors and what better way to celebrate it than with a party! Spend the day at the JBAB Pool with plenty of food, prizes and summer fun! Please call 202-685-1802 for more information.

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Download the FREE “ABSalute” App available for Android and iPhone

The Warfighter & Family Readiness Marketing Department has recently developed and produced a free smartphone application, bringing its resources to customers and employees on a mobile platform at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). “ABSalute” is a fast and easy-to-use application designed to allow quick access to events and programs while on the go. Download the app at the Google Play or Apple App Stores and receive the latest information about Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), as well as Warfighter and Family Readiness programs. The app features: • Facility finder including hours of operation, direct phone listings, directions and GPS capabilities • Upcoming special events and programs that can be added directly to your personal smartphone calendar • Outdoor Recreation and Capital Cove Marina equipment and boat rentals • Full dining facility menus for the Bolling Club, Potomac Lanes EATZ, Slip Inn Bar and Grill and Furnari Restaurant • Quick links to the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler website, CNIC JBAB website, Naval District Washington (NDW) Facebook page and the current edition of the 411 magazine • Facility and Event Photos • Push notifications to alert users with the most current information Perfect for iPhone and Andriod devices. Feel free to email us any suggestions on how we can better enhance the MWR ABSalute app.

Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band Concert


Military, civilian, and contractors enjoyed a Jimmy Buffet Tribute, hosted by Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the Slip Inn on June 14, which featured music, food, and refreshments.


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New Air Force Professional Development Guide available AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The new Professional Development Guide, or PDG, AFPAM 36-2241, is now available at Printed guides will be distributed to all promotion-eligible active duty Airmen in the grades of E-4 through E-8 and airmen first class with at least two years in service. Base and unit Weighted Airman Promotion System monitors will assist with the distribution of printed guides slated for early fall. Effective date of the new guide is Oct. 1, 2013. Master sergeants testing this December will be the first examinees to use the guide to prepare for promotion testing. To assist Airmen studying for promotion, PDG study tools including audio files, interactive exercises, smart phone and computer applications, e-Reader files and Military Knowledge and Testing System, or MKTS, survey results are also available. Airmen can access these tools on the Airman Advancement Division’s website at http://pdg. New interactive exercises will be posted monthly on the site to enhance Airmen’s knowledge of the PDG. Additional information and updates can be found on Facebook at

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tors,” Frank said. “There are a few pieces that the museum has put on display, but most are private.” In fact the Chambers Gun belongs to the State of New Jersey. “Knowing they had some unique pieces - the Chambers gun and a bullet that came from the Chambers Gun -- we inquired and they very kindly agreed to the loan to support this exhibition,” Marland said. For more information on the new exhibit visit the National Museum of the United States Navy website at http:// or the 1813 Don’t Give Up the Ship Facebook page at https://www.!/1813Do ntGiveUpTheShipExhibit. For more information on naval history, visit www.history.,, or www.twitter. com/navyhistorynews. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit

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Close Proximity to: Branch Ave Metro Station (.25mi) • Joint Base Andrews (1.5 mi) Washington DC (7 mi) • Bolling AFB (8 mi) • Navy Yard (8.5 mi) 01039958


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

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

Boys and Girls Club volunteer opportunity The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington needs volunteer coaches for their youth baseball league for 10-year-olds and 12-year-olds. For more information or to sign up, call 512-560-5548 from 7 a.m.5 p.m. or email Michael.martinez@afncr.

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. Navy Marine-Corps Thrift Shop hours

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop has relocated to Enterprise Hall (building 72). The store hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call 202-433-3364.

NAVY 311 “NAVY 311” is the place to go for all types of information to help support Navy military, civilian and retiree personnel and their families. NAVY 311 is the, single point of entry to the Navy’s many different help desks and support providers. Now, you need only remember one way to get immediate “reach-back” support for any issue, topic, or problem at any time. Certified and knowledgeable customer support professionals staff the NAVY 311 call center 24/7 to provide on-demand information assistance for non-emergency, non-tactical issues. NAVY 311 has already helped thousands of Sailors and Navy personnel since it was launched late last year. Access NAVY 311 at: Phone: 1-855-NAVY-311 or (DSN) 510NAVY-311

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Email: Web: Text: Type into the “To:” line of text message Chat: via NAVY 311 website For more information, check out the video news report at: osYhLa209rg.

2012 Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Annual Water Quality Reports The water being served at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) met federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements in 2012. The 2012 Annual Water Quality reports for JBAB will be distributed separately for the Bolling side and the Anacostia side of JBAB in print and electronically prior to 1 July 2013. These reports have been prepared in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III and D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water).

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling These routine reports are required by law, and are being provided to ensure you have all of the available information regarding the quality of your drinking water. These reports are not being issued in response to a health threat. Copies of the reports will be available upon request or can be found online at If you have any questions please contact Sheryle Quinn, Public Works Department JBAB, Drinking Water Media Manager, at (202) 767-8622.

JBAB Clinic to Close June 28 for training The 579th Medical Group (JBAB Clinic) will be closed June 28 due to mandatory training. Normal business will resume on Monday, July 1.

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

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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

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.

Air Force Thrift Shop

Jogging path closed

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

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

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.

JBAB Girl Scouts

JBAB Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee Volunteers Wanted

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.

The 11th Operations Group is heading up the JBAB Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. A team of volunteers is needed to help plan and organize several events to celebrate the month. The first planning meeting will be June 5 at 1215 in the USAF Band building, Hangar 2. Interested volunteers can call 202-404-6675.



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

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