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Joint Base Journal Vol. 3, No. 12

March 23, 2012

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



JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- Many Airmen have a personal story about how the Air Force Assistance Fund helped them when they needed it most. This is just one of them. David and Stephanie Weinberg from Joint Base Andrews are the parents of 10year-old Abigail, or Abby as they like to call her, a child diagnosed with AicardiGoutieres Syndrome, or AGS-1. The disease is a rare genetic, whitematter brain disorder that usually manifests within the first few weeks of life, and is usually fatal within the first few years of life. Abby is the oldest known child in America with the disease, and requires roundthe-clock care. She cannot hold her head up, talk, control her limbs, walk, crawl, or move around, and has had multiple surgeries to reshape her joints. She has to be fed through a feeding tube, she's had to have her esophagus re-routed to keep her from vomiting, and her immune system is very weak. Despite all the things Abby cannot do, however, she can still smile and laugh, and lighten the hearts of those around her. "Abby has taught people how to see the innocence of a child, how to re-prioritize the trivial things in life, how to pray, and

how to genuinely smile. She's our miracle girl," David Weinberg said. "She knows no anger, hate, bitterness, or any of the things you and I experience that weigh us down from time to time. All she knows is pure, unbridled love, and if you ever meet her, you will see that in the first second of your encounter." Stephanie Weinberg is Abby's primary caregiver, as well as Abby's older sister, 13year-old Riley, whom David Weinberg describes as being "wise beyond her years." "Riley doesn't have the luxury of being a normal teenager, as she is constantly taking care of the house, yard work, laundry and miscellaneous other chores that Stephanie can't do while taking care of Abby," he said. Transporting the family with Abby and her wheelchair is another challenge for the Weinberg family. David Weinberg explained that it got to a point where he and his wife could not safely transport Abby in their other vehicle. "She is 50 pounds and still growing," he said. "We used to have to lift the 80-pound wheelchair and Abby separately into our other vehicle, and she would flop all over the place due to her lack of head and limb control. This was causing us a great concern for not only our weakening backs, but most importantly for her safety." That was where Air Force Assistance came in. The Weinbergs received $5,000 toward a $45,000 basic Toyota Sienna minivan

modified with a rear-entry ramp. That way, Abby could ride safely in the van and stay in her wheelchair. "We were just looking for a little help in the form of a loan, but were amazed at the outpouring of support from the AFAF," said David Weinberg. "The AFAF greatly assisted us by providing us a much-needed grant to help fund the handicapped-accessible modifications required for our daughter." David Weinberg encouraged potential AFAF contributors to remember stories like his when considering whether to give, and how much. "I know economic times are tough, and many other charitable organizations vie for our attention on a daily basis," he said. "But I believe the AFAF is one of the most worthy causes out there because it relates to our Air Force family. It reminds me of when I was a young Airman, and my first supervisor told me that the Air Force was more than just a uniform or learned skill set. It was a team and a family, and we had to stick together in order for our mission to succeed. It was about serving something greater than ourselves, and now I know, firsthand, that the AFAF embodies and perpetuates that philosophy. People tend to give their time and money to something that warms their heart, and they can get a glimpse of the smiles close to home. With the AFAF, donations aren't sent thousands

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David and Stephanie Weinberg from Joint Base Andrews, Md., are the parents of 10-year-old Abigail, or Abby as they like to call her, a child diagnosed with Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome, or AGS-1. The Weinberg family received $5,000 from the Air Force Assistance Fund to help purchase a $45,000 Toyota Sienna minivan with a modified rear-entry ramp to accommodate Abby's needs. The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign will run through April 20 at JBAB with a goal of raising $4,700 for the base.

JBAB members observe Women's History Month at luncheon BY SENIOR AIRMAN SUSAN DAVIS



Local WUSA 9 Anchorwoman Andrea Roane addresses Women's History Month Luncheon attendees March 21 at the Bolling Club at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C. The theme for this year's Women's History Month observance is Women's Education--Women's Empowerment. Roane encouraged women (and men) at the luncheon to educate and empower themselves regarding their own health and wellness.

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling observed its final Women's History Month event March 21 at the Bolling Club here, where WUSA 9 anchorwoman Andrea Roane was the keynote speaker. Col. Monique Minnick gave the opening remarks. "The equal opportunities to learn are taken for granted by most young women today," she said. "We have made great

strides as evidenced by this room full of educated and empowered women. But there is more to do. We are not done. It is up to us sitting in this room, men and women alike, to make sure that future generations are educated and empowered." Following lunch, Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra, JBAB commander, gave the introduction for the guest speaker. He said he was reminded of this month's theme because of his 7-year-old son, who brought home a book about women and the Civil War, and he ex-

INSIDE Sergeants lead the way to donating marrow

U.S. Air Force Drill

Ace on Deck: Senior Airman Melissa Tanimoto

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Wingmen key to reducing sexual violence BY TECH. SGT. JESS HARVEY AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AGENCY

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Wing Commanders' Guide was sent out to wing commanders recently and contains statistics, facts and talking points to help leaders encourage healthy conversations among their Airmen, which senior leaders say is paramount to eliminating sexual crimes in the Air Force.

"Inspiring our Airmen to be good Wingmen is not just a worthy undertaking, it is a critical mission enabling task that has hope of one day creating an Air Force without sexual assault," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley. The guide gives leaders the tools necessary to enhance their leadership styles, change the force's climate and environment, inspire community leadership, empower effective victim response efforts and enforce offender accountability standards. "America's Airmen deserve

nothing less than our full devotion to eradicating the threatening behavior to their well being," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. "This crime threatens our people and for that reason alone, it is intolerable and incompatible with who and what we are." The Air Force's SAPR program also includes Sexual Assault Response Coordinator training and the bystander-intervention training programs. Air Force leaders are focusing on community empowerment to enable Airmen to take care of fellow Airmen in elimi-

nating sexual assault. "Empowering Airmen to intervene when their peers are in trouble is a key component of our training," explained Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy. "We want our Airmen to understand they can make a difference by recognizing when their Wingman is at risk for making a poor decision." Bystander intervention training was introduced in 2008 and the Air Force expects completion of this training for all Airmen by the end of June.


Feel it in your bones: Sergeants lead the way to donating marrow Wing manpower analyst. He and King worked together every day, so he knew about King's drive to be that little girl's donor. Frank also knows what it's like to be at the whim of something so implacable. "My wife was diagnosed with cancer, but she was lucky and, after surgery and everything, is now 10 years cancer-free," said Frank, a native of Nelsonville, Ohio, deployed from the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. "It's very sobering when you go through an experience like that. We could have been in the same situation as many of those looking for a bone marrow donor." Frank admits he cringed and had visions of large needles punching into his bone for the marrow, and thought that since he wasn't eligible to donate blood he couldn't donate marrow, but King quickly set him straight. "I was totally ignorant about donating, and I let two huge, false beliefs stop me from helping others," Frank said. "Justin set me straight, and we started putting our heads together to get a bone marrow donor drive started here. There aren't any huge needles and not a lot of things medically will keep you out of the donor pool." There are a few things that will keep you from becoming a bone marrow donor, such as being HIV positive, having immune system diseases or some cancers. You can become a bone marrow donor even if you deploy, go to countries around the world, get tattoos or even have a cold or flu when you go in to donate. What excludes many people from donating blood does not affect bone marrow donation. People shouldn't let the phrase "bone marrow donation" spook them, King said. There is only a one-in-200 chance of being a match; the majority of bone marrow donations happen within a family. The registry comes into play when doctors aren't able to find a perfect match. "(Applying to become) a bone marrow donor is easy, painless and relatively quick," Frank said. "The only thing that takes time is filling out the form. After that, there are just four swabs you stick in your mouth; there are even directions to go with it to show exactly where you do it. Most times it takes a while to U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY TECH. SGT. STACY FOWLER hear anything back; you could be like me and be in the system Tech. Sgt. Gregory Frank (left), 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Manpower Office, fills out a bone marrow donor form with the for a few years before somebody needs you." And even if a potential donor does get the call, that doesn't help of Tech. Sgt. Justin King, 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, at an undisclosed location, Southwest Asia, Feb. mean his marrow is going to be taken; he still has the chance 12. King received word during his deployment that he was a potential bone marrow match for a one-year-old girl with HurlerĂ­s to change his mind and say no, King said. If the donor is one disease in the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program. King is assisting Frank in the initial steps of in 10 potential matches and says yes, the second portion of signing up to become a bone marrow donor, before King redeploys home in preparation for the next step in the donation testing begins with blood tests. If the donor is one of the best process. King is a Pittstown, N.Y., native deployed from the 4th Medical Support Squadron in Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, matches, he and a guest are taken to either Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, where full physicals and other health exams take N.C., and Frank is a native of Nelsonville, Ohio, deployed from the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron, Scott Air Force place before the doctors even schedule the donation appointBase, Ill. ment. And by the way, all travel, lodging and food are paid for by the donation center. of Defense Marrow Donor Program. BY TECH. SGT. STACY FOWLER "They really take care of you every step of the way," King "I had no idea what Hurler's disease was -- I had to Google 386TH AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING said. "I have a coordinator I am working with, and they are it -but I knew that if I could give this little girl a chance by doPUBLIC AFFAIRS nating my bone marrow, there was no way that I'd pass it up," walking me through every step to make sure I know exactly SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- "We start life, we live life, we King said. "But I was only three months into my deployment, what's going on at all times." defend life and sometimes we have to take life, but it's not and that was a challenge I had to overcome. I was able to reIf King is the best match for the little girl, he will then reevery day when you get the chance to give life," said Tech. Sgt. ceive permission from my squadron commander to leave ear- ceive an appointment date for the actual procedure. Justin King, a 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron li- ly, and after I get home, I'll head to Washington, D.C., for the "I'm going to start the second phase at D.C. when I get aison officer, right before he went into lockdown for redeploy- next batch of tests." back, and that could be the end of the road for me," he said. ment home. "Who knew that a form I filled out more than five But before King stepped onto the plane Feb. 12, he wanted "But I really hope that I'm the best match because I want to years ago would suddenly give me the chance to give some- to help members of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing get the donate." body a last chance at life?" "Most people just don't think about these huge, life-changsame chance to give life to others. He already had experience King, a Pittstown, N.Y., native deployed from the 4th Med- coordinating bone marrow drives at his home base, and even ing issues until it happens to them or their family," Frank said. ical Support Squadron in Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, smaller drives at Army bases in the local area, so to get a drive "It's not because we're not good people, you just can't think N.C., received word during his deployment that he was a po- started here, he just needed a point of contact who was here about it until you have no choice but to face it. And think of tential bone marrow match for a one-year-old girl with for another few months. how you'd feel -- and how Justin feels now -- knowing that you Hurler's disease who was in the C.W. Bill Young Department Enter Tech. Sgt. Gregory Frank, a 386th Air Expeditionary could potentially save a life."

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Strict military guidelines accompany retirement ceremonies and gifts BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- By no means does the military frown upon any service member from attending a colleague's retirement ceremony and showing support. Neither does it prohibit any unit or organization from acknowledging their appreciation of that individual with a special gift. Though, there are strict guidelines the military does want its members to be aware of for the future. Navy Lt. Kyle Fralick, JBAB Staff Judge Advocate Office, offers clarification on the ethics concerning this and explains what is actually deemed an official or unofficial event by the military. He said change-of-command ceremonies and retirement ceremonies that coincide with one another are classified as official events and eligible for appropriated funds. Retirement ceremonies not coinciding with a changeof-command may still be approved as official events, but only upon request by the retiring member and at the commanding officer's discretion. He said resources for official functions include military personnel, a ceremonial honor guard, use of govern-

ment vehicles, travel expenses for official participants only and the printing and mailing of invitations. On the other hand, Fralick noted that standard receptions following such occasions are not official functions and not at the government's expense. "A reception can use some of the resources already in place for an official function, such as bleachers, tables, chairs and designated areas. Anything like food, drinks, or entertainment are excluded from government funds. The rules are very clear on this," Fralick said. "Another point of confusion is the use of government vehicles. They can't be used to transport anyone to or from a reception unless it's incidental, like a family member or non-affiliated civilian riding along with an official participant." Fralick added that the government will not reimburse anyone for air travel or hotel accommodations unless they are directly involved with a ceremony or event. On the topic of gifts, he said the government is just as definitive. Ordinarily he said superiors and subordinates should not be exchanging gifts. Though, there is just one exception that can be made to the rule. "It's called a special infrequent occasion. This only applies to when a relationship is ending," Fralick said. "A change-of-command, retirement ceremony, military

transfer or resignation all fall under this category." In such cases, Fralick said a gift can't exceed $300. He said the cost of cards, certificates, entertainment and refreshments are also not included in the calculation. He said that should someone contribute to a gift from two separate donating groups, the value of those two gifts would also have to be aggregated and considered to be from a single group. "According to military guidelines, services can also be gifts. That's another fine line to watch out for," Fralick said. "For example, cherry blossom trees have been donated to the installation for an event coming up in April. It's been decided that JBAB's own Public Works Department will handle the landscaping and actual tree planting because we are prohibited from accepting any free service from an outside organization. The guidelines are that strict." In regards to the cherry blossom tree planting in April, Fralick said approval for the donation was only possible after the regional commander for Military District Washington had signed off on it. For more information on the ethics involving retirement ceremonies or gifts, call the legal office at 202-7671767 or stop by the JBAB Staff Judge Advocate inside Bldg. 20.

JBAB Youth Center awarded grant to help youth live healthy lifestyles Coca-Cola provides $5,000 for Club to offer Triple Play program FROM JBAB MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION MARKETING

WASHINGTON -- The JBAB Youth Center has been selected as one of 33 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to receive a grant from Coca-Cola to run Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul. Triple Play is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's proven health and wellness program supported by founding sponsor Coca-Cola and the WellPoint Foundation. The program encourages Club members ages 6-18 to eat a balanced diet, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships. A two-year study of more than 2,000 children who attended Boys & Girls Clubs showed that Triple Play succeeded in getting them to exercise more, eat healthier foods and feel better about themselves. "We are very excited to bring Triple Play to our Club youth and teens," said Darrilyn Young, CYP Program Director of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. "With support from great

community partners like Coca-Cola, we are helping young people learn to live a healthy lifestyle, providing them a pathway to a great future." The Club expects 150 youth to experience the Triple Play program thanks to the new funding. "At The Coca-Cola Company, our goal is to deepen relationships with our communities and demonstrate commitment to the physical well-being of our consumers. The Boys & Girls Clubs' Triple Play program is a great example," said Quinton Martin, vice president, community marketing, Coca-Cola North America. "We all must take part in ensuring the well-being of our nation's young people." The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Youth Center provides program opportunities for boys and girls each year. The Youth Center is open Tuesdays-Saturdays. Parents and caregivers interested in having their children join the Club and learning more about Triple Play or other youth programs may contact the JBAB Youth Center at 202-767-4003.

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JBAB commander meets with base civilians


Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Commander Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra talks to JBAB civilian employees during a commander's call, March 21, at Stewart Theater on base. Calandra met in a similar capacity with military members last week addressing such topics as improvements, changes, and future plans at JBAB. He emphasized on the importance of safety and wellness both on and off duty. Calandra opened the floor to questions with JBAB civilians in attendance who discussed topics of transportation on base, budget items and telework options.


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plained the connection to the WHM observance at JBAB. "As members of the military, I'd like to think that whether we're here or whether we're deployed, we all play a small role in bringing education to nearly 2 million women in the country of Afghanistan. Prior to our involvement in 2001, no women, no girls there went to school. They weren't taught to read. I think that's a wonderful tribute to who we are as Americans, that we would step in with our partners and do something about it. So when people ask me why we're there, or why we're still there, that's an easy answer for me. It's a worthwhile cause." He then followed Minnick's comments, saying that many of the leaders in the room and on JBAB, happen to be women. "But now I get to point out a special leader," he said. "We are most fortunate today to have one of the National

Capital Region's movers and shakers, Andrea Roane." Roane began by quoting Abigail Adams, wife of founding father and second President of the United States, John Adams. "'Remember the ladies,'" she quoted from one of Adams' letters to her husband while he was away in Philadelphia serving in the Continental Congress. "And she would probably applaud the Women's History Month theme for 2012, Women's Education-Women's Empowerment. It's honoring pioneering teachers and advocates who help women and other groups gain access to advanced learning, and that's important." She went on to explain the prevailing logic 236 years ago, that a woman's place was at home taking care of her husband and children, that studying the fields of medicine, science, religion, law, politics, mathematics and other subjects were considered "un-lady-like," as was the notion of co-ed education. Roane spoke about how the founding fathers actually

did value education for women to a point. "If the women were educated, to a point, they could then pass that knowledge on to their male children, who would be the leaders of the future," she said. "And what these women did with their daughters, was to groom them to follow in their footsteps as good mothers and good caretakers. The notion of women being in the military, being beyond just a good caretaker was unheardof." The point that Roane truly wanted to drive home, however, was for women (and men) to educate and empower themselves on health and wellness issuesbreast cancer in particular. She played a dual role in her visit to JBAB as not only guest speaker for the WHM luncheon, but also as an opportunity for her to interview Capt. Candice Adams, a breast cancer survivor from Fort George G. Meade, Md. "Captain Adams was one of those young women who didn't need to worry about breast cancer, you would


Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling observed its final Women's History Month event March 21 at the Bolling Club. Andrea Roane, WUSA 9 anchorwoman, was the keynote speaker for the luncheon. think, because she's healthy, with no family history," she said. "But at 29 years old, she rolled over on her side and felt something. At 29, the guidelines for her and mammograms don't exist. With her parents and her fiancee by her side, she survived one of the most virulent forms of

breast cancer-triple negative breast cancer. She said, she had control of this disease. She said, every day, you can either wake up and choose to smile, or you can wake up and choose to be sad, but she usually makes the decision to be happy. She didn't waste time, did her research on the

disease and moved forward, and now she can look forward to a long, healthy life." Roane closed her remarks with a quote from Andrew Carnegie. "'Like our founding fathers said, you educate women, you educate our nation, and you make our men better-behaved.'"

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MD Governor Martin O'Malley signs proclamation declaring April "Month of the Military Child" BY BENJAMIN CHRISTENSEN NAVAL DISTRICT WASHINGTON PUBLIC AFFAIRS

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a proclamation on March 19, declaring April 2012 as Month of the Military Child, the first such declaration to be made in the state of Maryland. This proclamation follows on the heels of a similar one by Mayor C. Vincent Gray for the District of Columbia last week. That proclamation was also a first of its kind, joining Maryland and D.C. with other states that officially recognize April as the month to honor military children. "While several other states have issued proclamations designating April as Month of the Military Child, we were delighted to have Governor O'Malley respond positively to the request for such a proclamation for all military connected children and youth in Maryland," said Carol Mohsberg, School Liaison Officer for Naval Support Activity Annapolis. Although there are over 40 thousand military children living in Maryland, much focus is spent on their parents' dedication and sacrifices, while children in military families are often overlooked. The so-called "military brats" often make huge sacrifices of their own due to the great demands on their parents. "While we often recognize the active duty or reserve service member, it is important to remember that 'kids serve, too'; in their schools, their neighborhoods, their commu-

nities, etc.", said Mohsberg. According to Jennifer Dailey-Perkins, Regional School Liaison Officer for Naval District Washington (NDW), April has been utilized as a particular month to honor children from military families since 1986, when Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger requested that members of all the military branches take that time especially to commend military children for stoically enduring the trials they often face. "Since then each April, military installations around the world honor our young heroes with special activities and events, specifically for them," said Dailey-Perkins. "These festivities let them know that they are valued and supported." While this time is being spent to recognize military children for their sacrifices, it is also being used to remind service families that there are indeed resources available for them. Each installation in NDW has a School Liaison Office "who is available to offer assistance to military families who have school-aged children with transition and deployment needs." "Additionally, our entire NDW Child and Youth Program team stand ready to assist our military children and take pause this month to celebrate their achievements," said DaileyPerkins. For additional information and resources for military families with children, visit the Military Health System at http://www.


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of miles away where the impact can't be seen. When someone flips through a Combined Federal Campaign catalog, or sees a flier or poster for the AFAF, I hope they can read stories like ours. Not only are we extremely grateful, we are also very humbled by this opportunity to spread the word to others about this program." He said that the family takes life one day at a time. "We don't know what tomorrow holds," he said.

Joint Base Journal "Our time together is about quality, because we really don't know how much quantity we have from day to day. But, nevertheless, we are blessed." The Weinberg family has a website dedicated to Abby where visitors may view photos, read more about her story and even receive updates about her progress. Log on to for more information. The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign will run through April 20 at JBAB with a goal of raising $4,700 for the base. However, dona-

tions are always welcomed. The Potomac Lanes Bowling Facility will also host an AFAF Bowling day, from noon-4 p.m. March 27, where donations will be accepted. The $8 cost will cover frames and shoes. Contributions may be made in the form of cash, check, or payroll deduction for active duty Airmen, or retired Airmen may set up a deduction from their retirement pay. For more information or to donate, contact your unit representative or log on to


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JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -The basketball court at Joint Base AnacostiaBolling's Youth Center will be the scene of its own March Madness Saturday, March 31, as youth from around the region will participate in games, activities and skills competitions throughout the day. The center will host the Military Youth Athletic Conference All-Star Games for youth ages 9-11 and 12-15. There will also be a kids' free-throw shooting contest, three-point contest, youth skills competition and slam dunk contest. Ricardo Bailey, JBAB's youth director, is excited about the upcoming event and hopes to see many young kids take to the court. "It's fun for everyone and there's absolutely no cost to participate," Bailey said. "We've done this in the past and the turnout has been great. We're hoping for another solid year this time around." For more information on the youth basketball event next Saturday, call the Youth Center at 202404-6733 or email



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Women’s History Month Edition

Senior Airman Melissa Tanimoto Why did you join the military? I joined the military because I wanted to do something meaningful that I could be proud of. Which woman in history inspires you the most, and why? Abigail Adams. She was a very strong willed advocate for women in her time. What does it mean to you to be a mother and wife? I have one child and one more on the way. Being a mother and wife means nothing less than the world to me.


Senior Airman Melissa Tanimoto, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Supply Division equipment acWhat is your best military memory? countability journeyman, is this week's Ace on Deck for JBAB. Tanimoto was recognized for My best military memory was earning my first Air Force Achievement Medal her outstanding attitude and attention to detail in her duty location. She hails from Morrilduring a deployment to Qatar. ton, Ark.

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Friday, March 23, 2012


MWR Calender Potomac Lanes Bowling Center Sandwich of the Month Be the first to try the delicious March Sandwich of the Month: Philly Cheese Steak! The meal includes Philly Cheese Steak, waffle fries and a 20-ounce drink for only $5.50. Call 202563-1701/1702 for more information. SPINZ Pizza! Try the tasty Spinz Hand Crafted Pizza at the Potomac Lanes Bowling Center! Pizza Specialty Topping Single Topping 6-inch Pan Pizza $4.25 $3.80 14-inch Thin Crust Pizza $10.50 $9 14-inch Pan Crust Pizza $14.95 $13.50 Additional Toppings: Pepperoni, beef, Italian sausage, pork sausage, Canadian bacon, roasted green & red peppers, onions and black olives. Call 202- 563-1701/1702 for more information. Recruiting Volunteer Baseball Coaches Come enjoy America's pastime by teaching a youth how to play baseball! Coaches will receive free certification in first aid, CPR and baseball coaches certification through the National Alliance of Youth Sports Coaching Association. For more information, call 202-767-4003. 2-for-1 Steak Dinner Every Thursday | 5-8:30 p.m. | Bolling Club Choose from a juicy 12-ounce rib eye or New York Strip, 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; Non-members: $23.95 per person. Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information. Daily Lunch Buffet Special Tuesday-Friday | Bolling Club Tuesday- Panini station, soup, salad bar, sandwich buffet, ice cream bar and dessert table. Wednesday- Italian Rigatoni in a marinara sauce with meatballs; Italian sliced pork loin, mixed Italian seasonings in olive oil with some chopped fresh garlic, served with a lightly seasoned tomato sauce; rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes, and pasta primavera with fresh vegetables. Thursday- Pork Chops, soup, salad bar, ice cream bar and dessert table. Friday- Seafood, soup, salad bar, ice cream bar and dessert table. Members: $9.95; Non-members: $11.95 For parties of 10 or more, $1 will be added to each person's meal. Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information. Story Time Story Time is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Themes for March 2012 Include: March 27: Be an Artist (Youth Art Month) March 29: Florence Nightingale (Women's History Month) Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Game Nights Every Wednesday and Friday | 5-7 p.m. | Library. Enjoy a night of video games offered on a first come, first served basis. Wacky Wii Wednesdays- Stop in and choose from our Wii games selection. Gamer's Choice Friday- Choose from Wii, Playstation, or XBox 360 Games may only be played in the JBAB Library and must be checked out at the circulation desk. Headphones are also available upon request. For more information, call 202-7675578. Movie Madness Every Friday | 5 p.m. | Library We feature a popular new release rated 'G' or 'PG' movie and serve complimentary theater-style popcorn and a drink. All children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 16 years of age while watching the movie. A

weekly movie schedule will be posted at the circulation desk. Call 202-767-5578 for more information. JBAB Torch Club Flames Every Friday in March | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Youth Center | 1013 years old The Torch Club is an organization that helps develop future leaders with leadership and character development. The Torch Club Flames have participated in several community service projects that benefit our local JBAB community. For more information, call 202-767-4003. Employment Classes Applying for a Federal Job 9 a.m.-noon March 24 Bldg 13 Applying for a Federal Job 1-3:30 p.m. March 30 Bldg72 Call 202-767-0450 or 202-433-6151 for more information.

Cosmic Bowling March 24, 31 | Potomac Lanes | 8 p.m.-midnight Grab some friends and bowl the night away for only $15 per person including shoes! Call 202-563-1701/1702 for more information. Champagne Sunday Brunch March 25 | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bolling Club - Washington Dining Room Join us for Sunday Brunch, featuring seasonal fruits, eggs benedict, made-to-order omelets, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, Belgian waffles, carving station, salad bar and dessert bar. A selection of lunch entrees is also available. Buffet includes complimentary champagne, screw drivers and Bloody Marys. Cost for members is $17.95; $22.95 for nonmembers: Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information.


Friday, March 23, 2012

JNOTES Miscellaneous items related to your health, your career, your life and your community Political guidance during election season Active duty personnel are prohibited by DoD Directive 1344.10 paragraph from marching in a partisan political parade regardless of whether they are in uniform or civilian clothing. Reservists not on active duty and retirees may not march in uniform pursuant to paragraph 4.1.4. Reservists not on active duty and retirees may march in civilian clothes provided they do not otherwise act in a manner that could reasonably give rise to the inference or appearance of official sponsorship, approval, or endorsement.The directive is a lawful general regulation.Violations of paragraphs 4.1. through 4.5. of the Directive by persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice are punishable under Article 92, "Failure to Obey Order or Regulation.


Joint Base Journal

First Robotics D.C. Regional Competition

Career day

The first Robotics D.C. Regional Competition will take place March 30 and 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. Those with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education are encouraged to attend. There will be 64 high school robotics teams competing, including 11 D.C. public high schools.

Career day will be held on April 12, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Joint Base Andrews. Session 1 - JBAB / StewartTheater / 9-10:30 a.m. Session 2 - Andrews / BaseTheater / 1-5 p.m. Special Duties that will be present: Recruiter PME Instructor Honor Guard MilitaryTraining Leader MilitaryTraining Instructor Enlisted Aide Flight Attendant For more info contact

In-service recruiter looks to retain qualified Airmen for Reserves All Airmen preparing to separate from active duty due to the end of their enlistment are required to attend a Palace Front briefing to learn about opportunities in the Air Force Reserves as part of their out-processing check list. For more information or to schedule an appointment, send an email to Darryl.Washington@

Four Star Leadership Program

The D.C. Department of Transportation began construction along thestreetcartracksonFirthSterlingAvenueandSouthCapitolStreetFeb. 21.The work is expected to run until further notice.

TheOklahomaChristianUniversityCampuswillhosttheFourStar LeadershipProgramwithGen.TommyFranksJuly14-20.Theprogram will offer 50 high school students from across the country a chance to meet with national and international leaders. Students and their schools will have an opportunity to earn more than $15,000 in scholarships. For more information, log on to

Call 433-3333 for on-base emergencies

Track to close

Foron-baseemergencies,dial(202)433-3333.Dialing911willdelay response by alerting off-base responders who do not typically have access to the installation. To report suspicious activity at JBAB, dial (202) 767-5000. "If you see something, say something!"

The JBAB track will close March 26 to install astroturf. It is set to open again May 30. An alternate PT testing route will be announced in the near future.

DDOT construction impact on Firth Sterling

Slip Inn open for business

Earth Day celebration

WhiletheSlipInnisunderconstruction,itisstillopen.Formoreinformation, call 202-767-5840.

JBAB will celebrate Earth Day April 21 at the Marina with the annual Potomac RiverWatershed Clean-up, a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony and chili cook-off.

Suspicious phone calls

JBAB Commissary Easter hours

If you receive a suspicious phone call, do not answer questions and do NOT hang up at the end of the call. Set the phone down and report theincidenttoJBABSecurityServicesat202-767-5000. Makesuretofollow all instructions given.

Easter Sunday is April 8. The JBAB Commissary Easter Sunday hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 202-767-5732 ext. 229.

JB Andrews Job Fair TheJointBaseAndrewsClubishostingajobfairfrom10a.m.-2p.m. April 18, sponsored by the Joint Base Andrews Top 3. All DoD ID card holders are encouraged to participate. Others wishing to participate should register for the event no later than April 13. Formoreinformationortoregister,, orcall540-226-1473.Attachresumestoe-mailswiththesubjectline"Andrews Job Fair." Participants should bring at least 20 copies of their resume. Attire is business dress or military uniform.

Cherry blossom tree planting TheparkinglotatGiesboroPark,nearesttotheriveramongthebaseballfields,willbeofflimitsfrom6a.m.-1p.m.Thursday,April5foracherry blossomtreeplantingceremony.JBABSecurityServiceswillhavethearea cordoned off.The event is open to the public.

Chapel Schedule CATHOLIC SERVICES Weekend Mass Saturday...5 p.m...................Chapel Center Sunday.....9:30 a.m.......Chapel Center Reconciliation Saturday ...4:30 p.m....Chapel Center Sunday...........9 a.m......Chapel Center

PROTESTANT SERVICES Sunday Worship General Service...11 a.m....Chapel Two Gospel Service.......11:30 a.m...Chapel Center Sunday School 9:30-10:30 a.m. September-May.

Worship Guide Call 301-670-7106 CAMP SPRINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH 8040 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD • 301-868-3030 Dr. James Lowther, Pastor Sunday: Sun. School 9:45am, Worship Services 11:00am & 6:00pm Wednesday: AWANA, Teen Clubs, Adult Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm An Independent Bible Centered Church • In the Baptist Tradition - Missionary minded Affiliated with IFCA International • Nursery Available All Services

JBJ - March 23  

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