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Published for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Vol. 61, no. 01 January 10, 2014

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Staff Sgt. Jennifer Johnson works at her desk on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Oct. 2, 2013. Some civilian workers were furloughed due to the federal government shutdown. The Pentagram takes a look back at the top photos of 2013.

JBM-HH takes a look back at 2013 By Courtney Dock Pentagram Editor

At the start of each year, the Pentagram staff takes a look at the top photos and stories from the previous year and compiles them into on annual year-in-review edition. The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community accomplished many great things in 2013. “I look back and say, wow, what a great staff I have,” said JBM-HH Commander, Col. Fern O. Sumpter. “Look at all the great things we did together.” There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Grant Hall on the Fort Leslie J. McNair portion of JBM-HH, which signaled the completion of the third floor renovations where the trials of the Lincoln assassination conspirators were conducted. Renovations were completed and ribbon-cutting ceremonies were also held at Wainwright Hall and the Old Post Chapel. The Marines held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the new High Intensity Tactical Training facility inside the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym as well as at the newly renovated Marine Barracks Lounge in Bldg. 416 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The Cody Child Development Center’s outdoor playground went

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through a total overhaul thanks to support from Army leadership. “Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall became the center of the Army’s initiative to revamp the entire Army Child and Youth Services program,” Sumpter said. The year also started with plenty of pomp and circumstance. President Barack Obama’s second inaugural was held Jan. 21, 2013 and many members of the JBM-HH community, Military District of Washington and Joint Task ForceNational Capital Region took part in the event. Airman 1st Class Quinten Lisiniki, who has been in the Air Force for about two years, marched in the inaugural parade. “I felt lucky to be marching in the parade,” he said. The new year also brought changes in leadership. Welcomed were Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Col. Anthony S. Barnes, Lt. Col. John J.E. Orille, Lt. Col. Mark Biehl, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey S. Hartless and Command Sgt. Maj. Alex L. Pratt to new positions. One of the most talked-about topics throughout 2013 was sequestration and its effects on operations and personnel throughout the federal government. Civilian employees began July with oneday-a-week furloughs. The fur-

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Children from the Cody Child Development Center walk in the Pinwheel for Prevention parade on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 3. This is the second year children from the Cody CDC have walked in a parade for child abuse awareness.

loughs brought some closures and amended operating hours for services and activities on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, but throughout the duration of the summertime furloughs, customer service remained the focal point of JBM-HH operations. “Sequestration forced me and other members of the community to manage our expectations,” said Sumpter. “We focused on what we can afford versus what luxuries we had. We had quite a few luxuries

that we were able to do away with.” Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall Commander, Col. Anthony S. Barnes said one positive outcome of sequestration was it reinforced teamwork throughout the ranks. He explained that with limited resources, everyone had to work more closely together to continue to complete the mission. While the year may have been a tough one for many throughout the National Capital Region, there was still some celebration to be had. Margaret Webber Smith earned her commission after nine years of enlisted service. Jeff Brooks auditioned and earned a position with The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and also got married in 2013. Staff Sgt. Gerry Johnson had a banner year as well. “In 2013 I got remarried, my family grew and I came here to a new duty station. 2013 was awesome.” Sumpter agreed with Johnson about the year, “2013 was an awesome year. We did a lot of work; we did a lot of great things.” But she added, “2014 is going to be a hard year too. All the things we neglected because we were so focused on the big things last year, now we’re going to start fixing some of those other things.”

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• “Air conditioning for the summer?” - Karin Evink Markert • “Chief wanted a convertible, right?” - Stephen Brant • “Apparently they no longer use wire hangers to pop the lock when you lock your keys in the car. They now take your entire roof off!” - Nikki Niday Cobb • “OOPS, wrong car.” - Chuck Foster • “So THAT’s what they did to my car for setting off the fire alarm in quarters a second time.” Daryl Willard • “So is this the new policy for illegal parking?” - Benjamin Donald Mack • “I wonder if the owner knows?” - Jennifer Weis • “Sir, wouldn’t it have been easier to call a locksmith?” - Cody Honey Badger Guidry • “Um, guys, I said ‘train on that Hyundai over there,’ not the Honda.” - Jay Martin • “Sorry for your future hairstyles, ma’am, but company policy is that if you leave your keys in your car, we have to remove the roof, so you’ll never leave your keys in your car and not be able to get in. Ever...” - Daniel Lin • “Nope, keys are not inside the car.” - Javier Sanz • “That’s what happens now when you leave your dog in the car with the windows up.” - Reid Culver • “Fort Myer Fire putting in some good training hours on vehicle extrication and tool variations.” - Christopher Strybing PHOTO

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• “Is it just me, or do these Soldiers keep getting younger and faster?” - Brian Parker • “Hurry, the sun is almost up!” - Myrl Potter • “Dude, this is the second time I am lapping you.” - Keith Pollanen • “Move aside old man!” - Gayla Anderson • “Keep up dad!” - Michael Long • “I’ve got the eye of a tiger! Yo, dad, I did it!” Stephen Brant

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• “With sequestration hitting hard, the only camo the Marines can afford now is bright orange cones. If you can blend in wearing a traffic cone, you can hide from anyone.” - Chelsea Place • “Who needs to shoot the boot when you can own the cone!” - Eileen Moore • “Guess who had the chili mac for lunch?” - Lisa Yambrick • “You can’t see us...” - Janaye M. Lawson • “Best barf bags ever!” - Kathleen LaPiana • “Vince LaPiana, I admit the bass is good, but you still can’t match the Army kazoo squad’s harmonies.” - Kathleen LaPiana • “These new MRE’s have a lot to be desired!!!!!” - Michael King • “Lamaze classes for the tough Soldier... Breath in, breath out... Repeat quickly...” - Catherine Conrod • “A hangover is no excuse for missing training.” - Krystal McNamara Melton • “Mystery meat didn’t sit so well with the troops today.” - Dermita Crawford Schuyler • “Maybe three beers was too many for each of us...” - Erica Shuler Long

• “Auditions for The Real Housewives of JBM-HH” - Dermita Crawford Schuyler • “Prince Harry visits JBM-HH!” - Rob Joswiak • “The next dance will be ladies choice!!” Michael King • “Who still needs a tattoo?” - Rene Nitsche • “So, what kind of a party is this anyway? Where are all the men???” - Gayle Hawkins • “My feet hurt already.” - Tasha Svetlana Veomett

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• “Hey, can I get in your boy band?” - Jim Dresbach • “I think we’re ready to take this show on the road!” - Gayle Hawkins • “Dude, I’m not stringing you along!!! Lol” - Mike MB Brinkley • “On the count of 3... Ah 1, 2, Ah 1, 2, 3!” Kathy Engleman • “Hey... you know any Beatle songs?” Bernie Wilson

• “Hey, you two call the Marines. We can’t take them without their help.” - Albert Felicio • “Jimenez runs up from behind!” - Kevin Katherine • “First one to the mess hall gets a free piece of toast!” - Bernie Wilson • “Last one to the DFAC eats the rotten egg!” Dermita Crawford Schuyler • “Tag!! You’re it!” - Dermita Crawford Schuyler • “Catch me if you can, suckahhhhh!” Margaret Steele • “Red Bull gives you wings...you guys must have forgotten yours today!” - Gayle Hawkins

Commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Col. Fern O. Sumpter’s vision and philosophy: With a team of resource management savvy and technically competent DoD professionals, establish JBM–HH as DoD’s premier provider of consistent, quality services that enhance readiness and the overall well-being of our customers. We must be ... - Experts at what we do … constantly improving our skills and knowledge. - Focused … set priorities and complete the mission. - Committed … to the mission and each other, fostering a community of excellence. - Professional/respectful … remain calm, even when others are not… count on each other at all times, treating everyone with dignity and respect.

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TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter (right) passes the flag to incoming Headquarters Command Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Mark R. Biehl during a change of command ceremony in the community center Feb. 12. (Photo by Rachel Larue) • Incoming Commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan (center) receives a flag from Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. (left) during a change of command ceremony at JBM-HH June 24. (Photo by Rachel Larue) • Outgoing Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall Commanding Officer Col. Ira M. Cheatham (right) passes the flag to incoming H&S Bn., HQMC, Henderson Hall Commanding Officer Col. Anthony S. Barnes during a change of command ceremony July 9. SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT • Col. James C. Markert (left), regimental commander, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and Leon E. Panetta, secretary of defense, render honors to the nation’s flag during the inspection of troops Feb. 8, at Comny Hall during Panetta’s farewell ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Luisito J. Brooks) • JBM-HH Deputy Joint Base Commander Lt. Col. Jennifer L. Blair faces Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall Commanding Officer Col. Anthony S. Barnes during her retirement ceremony Aug. 22. (Photo by Rachel Larue) • Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey S. Hartless becomes U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s newest senior enlisted advisor Dec. 12. (Photo by Olivia Mendoza) THIRD ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT • Marine Corps Community Services Director Roger Weger; Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall Commanding Officer Col. Ira M. Cheatham and Combat Fitness Program Manager Ryan Massimo cut the ribbon

during the opening ceremony of the High Intensity Tactical Training center at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium April 15. • Incoming Headquarters Command Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Alex L. Pratt stands before the start of the Army song during the change of responsibility ceremony June 18. • (From the left) Cody Child Development Center Director Sunny Smith, 5-year-old Olivia Cobb, JBM-HH Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter, 3-year-old Aaron Evans, JFHQNCR/MDW Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, JBM-HH CYSS Coordinator Dawn Thompson, 4-year-old Hosanna Gebertsadik and School Age Services Director Yvonne Moore cut the ribbon to dedicate the new playground Oct. 18. (Photo by Rachel Larue) BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT • Members of the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard perform pass and review for President Barack Obama’s second inaugural in Washington, Jan. 21. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth) • (From the left) Senior Fellow Johns Hopkins University PH Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Hans Binnendijk, JBM-HH Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter, National Defense University President Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin and Acting Director Africa Center for Strategic Studies Michael Garrison cut the ribbon during the dedication of Ulysses S. Grant Hall on the Fort Lesley J. McNair portion of JBM-HH, April 3. The third floor of Grant Hall is the courtroom where Abraham Lincoln’s assassination conspirators’ trial took place and has been renovated to depict what the courtroom would have looked like in 1865. (Photo by Rachel Larue) • (From the left) Deputy Chief of Chaplains of U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Charles “Ray” Bailey, Chief of Chaplains of U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford, JBM-HH Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter and JFHQ-NCR/MDW Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan cut the ribbon during a grand reopening ceremony at Old Post Chapel Sept. 18. (Photo by Rachel Larue) • Attendees of the ribbon-cutting ceremony tour the new Marine Barracks Lounge in Bldg. 416 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH April 11. (Photo by Rachel Larue)


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