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Joint Base Journal Vol. 3, No. 13

March 30, 2012

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



JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING, D.C. -- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling wrapped up its second Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield Exercise March 23 since becoming a joint Navy-led installation Oct. 1, 2010. Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is an annual Navy-wide exercise designed to enhance training and readiness for all Navy installations by playing out realistic scenarios and implementing functional plans and operational capabilities. The exercise was conducted throughout the week and progressively increased in complexity and force protection measures. JBAB, along with its mission partners and the local community, began preparations for the exercise about three months ago.

"This exercise allowed us to train to those procedures which will be needed if there is a significant event to the base, the region or the nation," said Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra, JBAB commander. "It also helped us gain valuable lessons learned to improve security and emergency management for not only security threats, but also natural and manmade disasters. Additionally, since the exercise was worldwide, involving all Navy and Navy-led installations, we honed those cooperative and supportive skills needed for Naval District Washington and the Navy's worldwide installation command, CNIC (Commander, Navy Installations Command). The JBAB team is thankful for the support and understanding from the local community and all its partners." Several units on base, including the 579th Medical Group, Security Services Division, Public Works Department and Naval District Washington Fire and

Senior Airman David Arvelo and Cpl. Ricky Ali, Joint Base AnacostiaBolling Security Services patrolmen, remain vigilant at an entry control point during an exercise, March 23, on base. The Navywide Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield has been conducted across Navy installations in the U.S. to practice safe measures in the event of a real-world incident. Did you remain vigilant during the exercise? Whether real world or exercise, remember to report all suspicious activity on base to the Law Enforcement Desk by calling (202) 767-5000. 'If you see something, say something!'

Emergency Services were key players in this year's exercise. The base's Emergency Operations Center was also stood up for the exercise to support scenario-related emergency operations at the installation. Calandra considers himself a tough grader, but overall gave the JBAB team "a solid 'B'" for their performance in the exercise. "I think the level of effort in developing our base-wide mission-essential personnel list and determining the best combination of what facilities to close and what to keep open was an example of very good planning which took into account second- and third-order consequences," he said. "Planning in general was very good." He said overall base teamwork was a "hot and cold" aspect of the exercise. "We received some very good support and involvement from

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Expedited security screenings for service members begins at Reagan National Airport BY PAUL BELLO

Beginning March 20, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport began allowing active duty service members with a common access card to go through an expedited security process. Service members can proceed straight to a checkpoint and a Transportation Security Administration officer will scan their CaC card. Service members are no longer required to remove their shoes, belts or empty their pockets before proceeding to their gates.


WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its Pre-Check program to service members flying out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). This means anyone on active-duty with a common access card (CAC) is now eligible to receive expedited security screenings. The TSA initiative began March 20 and is also available for active drilling reservists, National Guardsmen, as well as members of the Coast Guard. To participate, service members must go to the TSA pre-check lane at the security checkpoint in the terminal and simply present their CAC to a TSA officer who will scan the card to verify their status with a Department of Defense data-


INSIDE Ace on Deck: Tech. Sgt. Shereka Brown Page 2

Cherry tree plantings at JBAB

USO provides pizza party

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Women’s History Month Edition

Tech. Sgt. Shereka Brown Why did you join the military?

She taught and continues to show me re-

I joined the military in order to get a

silience, love, and strength of character

sense of direction. I didn't have the money

among many other things by living each

to afford college and at that time I was un-

day the best way she knows how, family.

aware of all the help that was available to

My grandmother loves her family and has

me. So the military was a way to provide

unwavering faith in God.

for myself and my family. What is your best military memory? Which woman in history inspires you the most, and why?

I have met so many amazing people and have built plenty of friendships with

There are so many women in history

individuals from all walks of life. My best

that inspire me. If I had to choose, the

memories of the military are and will al-

number one woman would be my ninety-

ways be the people I've met along the

two-year-old grandmother Burnez Brown.



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base. Once verified, members will not be required to remove their shoes, outerwear, and belts. Service members can also keep their laptop computers in their respective cases and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in their carry-on luggage. "This initiative is part of our shift away from a onesize-fits all approach and instead toward implementing more intelligence driven, risk-based security measures," said TSA spokesperson Kawika Riley. "Our military consists of individuals who put their lives on the line for our national security. It's only fair that we accommodate them and help them get to

where they're going." Riley noted that eligible service members do not need to be in uniform to qualify for pre-screening benefits and that gate passes for families are also available on a case-by-case basis. He said approximately 400 active-duty members use DCA on any given day during the week. While still a pilot program, Riley said the TSA will be looking over data and will make an assessment in the future on how to expand the program to other airports around the country. The TSA pre-check will be available at Terminal B, which is the south checkpoint in DCA for Delta Airlines flyers. For more information on the expedited screening process for active-duty service members, visit


Tech. Sgt. Shereka Brown, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Installation Personnel Readiness non-commissioned officer in charge, is this week's Ace on Deck for JBAB. Brown was selected by her leadership for her positive attitude and leadership in the workplace. She hails from Lancaster, S.C.


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Cars wait to enter Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling during a period of heightened security, March 23, as a part of Exercise Solid CurtainCitadel Shield. The Navy-wide Exercise has been conducted across Naval installations in the U.S. to practice safe measures in the event of a real-world incident. U.S. NAVY GRAPHIC BY WILLIAM WILSON


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many of our mission partners, but while we had a great missionessential personnel plan, we didn't execute it very well." Calandra said the base only saw about an 18-percent reduction in traffic flow during the exercise, and that the traffic congestion on the installation was further compounded by the serious accident on I-295 North to the north of JBAB during morning rush hour on March 23. He added that he would have liked to have seen less movement on the base during the heightened security measures implemented as part of the exercise. "The great news is we gathered a lot of lessons learned to incorporate into our base plan which we will get to test again soon," he said. "When you can come away from an exercise in better shape than when you started, you have to call it a success; thanks to all who helped in our success." For some who were non-players in the exercise, it was a day like any other. "It was business as usual for us here at the center," said Marine Sgt. Timothy Palm, an inspector/instructor at JBAB's Naval and Marine Corps Reserve

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Center. "We knew about the exercise ahead of time and didn't encounter anything unusual. It's always good to have exercises like this from time to time. It keeps us on our toes and prepares us for the unexpected." Other mission partners had positive things to say about the exercise as well. "Training like this never hurts. It's good to be prepared for anything," said Nicole Sinsabaugh, a civilian employee with the Defense Intelligence Agency. "Should something happen, it's comforting to know there are trained professionals who know what to do and how to respond." Naval District Washington Commandant Rear Adm. Lorge said he thought the exercise went very well. "I could not be more pleased with the outcome of the exercise," he said. "I am continually amazed at the work being done at the installation level to ensure the safety of our workforce, Sailors and their families. We simulated real-world conditions to accurately assess our strengths and limitations, and I am confident that we are prepared. We will apply lessons learned as we continue to refine plans and procedures, but overall the exercise was a tremendous success."

Capt. Anthony T. Calandra, USN

Col. Roy-Alan C. Agustin, USAF


Vice Commander

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Chief Master Sgt. Trae King, USAF

Public Affairs Officer

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U.S. military leaders, Japanese ambassador to commemorate cherry tree 100th anniversary BY JOSEPH P. CIRONE JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING, D.C. -- Senior U.S. military personnel and the Japanese Ambassador will plant cherry trees along the shore of the Potomac River April 5 to commemorate the century-old friendship between the two nations. Five trees, one for each of the Armed Forces, will be planted near Giesboro Park at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), overlooking the

Tidal Basin and Washington's national monuments. The historic ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is open to invited guests and all members of the military, veterans, spouses, civilian employees and contractors with military base access. An Air Force Band element performance; Joint Service Honor Guard presentation of the colors and opening remarks by senior military leaders of JBAB, the U.S. Military Japan Alumni Association and special guest, the Japanese Ambassador will precede the planting. The trees being planted at JBAB

are descendents of the original two cherry trees, gifted by the Japanese people to United States and planted by then first lady Helen Herron Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin, near the monument of naval hero, John Paul Jones, according to arborists. Representatives of the U.S. Military Japan Alumni Association (USMJAA) and the Japanese Ambassador will unveil a permanent memorial, engraved with an inscription marking the occasion, which occurs 100 years and nine days after the

original two trees were planted. The USMJAA was formed in spring, 2010 to assist U.S. service members and their former colleagues and Japanese counterparts in renewing and sustaining friendships; sharing their fond memories of Japan; staying informed of the latest U.S. military and Japan-related news and information; and promoting the continuance of the solid alliance partnership that exists between the U.S. and Japan through people-to-people and cultural exchanges that have long been the solid foundation for mutual ties. Founding members of the US-

MJAA include two former Joint Chiefs of Staff; former Commanderin-Chiefs of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD); U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM); Atlantic Fleet and other prominent military leaders. More than 35,000 U.S. service men and women are stationed in Japan at any given time. In many cases, they are accompanied by family members, bringing the total number of those affiliated with the U.S. military residing in Japan to approximately 80,000 people, according to the USMJAA.

Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency sets high standard for emergency preparedness BY SENIOR AIRMAN SUSAN L. DAVIS JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- The Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency was recently recognized for having an exceptional emergency management program. On Feb. 23, JBAB Office of Emergency Management members, along with two staff sergeants from the 707th Communications Squadron at Fort George G. Meade, Md., paid a staffassisted visit to AFIAA to assess the organization's emergency preparedness and offer any assistance or advice. As it turns out, they didn't need it. To date, the entire organization is 100 percent compliant on Base Emergency Preparedness Orientation (BEPO) training and shelter-in-place standards. The organization also has signage posted illustrating the steps to take in the event of evacuation or sheltering-in-place. AFIAA has also developed its own yearly in-house training for emergency management-related drills. "We actually called for a staff-assisted visit, which makes UCIs (unit compliance inspections) go a lot easier," said Col. Gary Droubay, AFIAA vice commander. "Luckily, this is one program where there wasn't need for much assistance." He noted that he expects a UCI for AFIAA in July. Robert Avery, JBAB Office of Emergency Management, said he was thoroughly impressed with AFIAA's emergency management program. "The program not only impressed me, but also the two active-duty members who were present at the staff-assisted visit," he said. "They both stated that they hadn't seen any unit take measures like that, even on their own base at Fort Meade. AFIAA has an outstanding emergency management program that far exceeds the standard of what is required for each unit. It's truly rewarding to see a unit take emergency preparedness as seriously as AFIAA does." The mission of The JBAB Emergency Management Program is to save lives, prevent human suffering, and mitigate great property damage in order to sustain and restore opera-

tional capability in an all-hazards physical threat environment. Avery explained that having such a solid plan in place not only helps the unit, it helps emergency managers as well. "I think it's very important to highlight AFIAA's excellent emergency management program, and encourage other units to get their programs up to speed, which in turn can help our office with our mission," said Avery. Tamara Crouse, Intelligence Analyst with the Civil Aviation Intelligence Analysis Center mentioned the unique challenge posed to the JBAB Emergency Management team brought on by the merger between the Air Force and the Navy here on Oct. 1, 2010. "Going from an Air Force base to a Navy base dramatically impacted them, because they had about eight Air Force folks that transferred to (Joint Base) Andrews, and only three or four of them who stayed behind." Crouse added that before the new program was implemented, AFIAA members had almost no emergency training at all. "I think part of why this program stood out to Mr. Avery is because we went from almost not having a program last March to where it is now," said Crouse. Droubay spoke highly of how willing the JBAB Emergency Management team was to help them get their program to where it currently is. "With the BEPO training, the Emergency Management team was very cooperative with us," he said. "We told them, 'Hey, we've got a lot of folks who need training in this area,' and they set aside specialized times for us to do it. That's what you need sometimes, because we had to go from zero to 60." Senior Master Sgt. Nicole Wilson, AFIAA Mission Support superintendent, mentioned a few specifics that make their program stand out. "My advice to the other mission partners on JBAB would be to just engage with the emergency managers," she said. "They are the experts, and they were 100-percent on board to assist us anytime we needed it."

Wilson detailed some of the specific aspects that have made AFIAA's program so successful. "The one thing that we can key on is our in-house exercises in addition to base exercises," she said. "Not only do we participate with the base exercises, we also prepare ourselves internally. Our telephone recalls were pretty well documented, and we were able to reach everyone on the roster within an hour, after duty hours. We've done shelter-in-place and suspicious package exercises as well." Crouse, Droubay and Wilson also credited the AtHoc emergency mass notification system with helping their organization stay informed when there is any kind of incident or emergency on base. "We normally get our notices from another server not on this base," said Crouse. "So to get emergency alerts before, someone like Senior Master Sgt. Wilson would be the only one to receive the alert and then she would have to disseminate it to the rest of the organization." Droubay agreed. "The AtHoc alerts have been a big help to mission partners like us," he said. "We used to have to disseminate messages like the ones on AtHoc via e-mail. Those messages get to pretty much everyone now." Droubay said he would encourage other units on base to ramp up their emergency training, and summed it up with one quote. "Dave Grossman, author of 'On Killing,' said, 'In an emergency, people don't rise to the occasion, they sink to the level of their training.' An emergency is not the time to figure out what to do in an emergency." Droubay said that talking about in-house exercises afterward, what worked and what could've been done better, are also very important aspects of building a solid emergency management plan. "Nobody is immune to emergency issues, whether it be an earthquake, or a terrorist attack or something else. All of those things are beyond our control, but we can control how we react when a situation does occur."

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Navy to begin transition JBAB Airmen ready to tack on new stripes in April B S A to electronic format of S C. G. B personnel folders Y ENIOR IRMAN TEELE RITTON JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS


WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Navy (DON) will begin the process of converting paper-based personnel records, which contain records that cover an employee's work history, to electronic files. This is a part of the DON's effort to implement Electronic Official Personnel Folders (eOPFs) across the enterprise. The Official Personnel Folder (OPF) is a file containing records that cover an employee's work history. The eOPF is an electronic version of the original OPF. Soon a DON employee will be able to directly access his or her individual work file through eOPF via a secure Internet connection. The DON is working with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to fully implement the features of eOPF beginning early summer 2012. By May 1st all employees need to verify their MyBiz information in order to receive automatic e-mail notifications regarding their eOPF. In addition, employees must ensure they have entered their correct e-mail address into their Defense Civilian Personnel Data System records which must be done on a secure DON network. Converting to eOPFs will not only maximize available technology, it will also en-

able immediate 24/7 access for employees, hiring managers and human resource professionals to critical personnel documents online through a secure Internet connection. Additionally, eOPFs enhance portability and security of employee personnel records, reduces costs associated with storage, and maintenance and retrieval of records of pertinent human resource data are easily transferred when an employee changes positions both within and outside the DON. The DON will implement eOPF in multiple phases. For current employees, the first phase starts the third quarter of fiscal year 12 and concludes by Sept. 30 when all personnel actions begin to be stored in eOPF. During the second phase, documents within existing paper OPFs, will be 'back scanned' over the next several years. In the meantime, there will be both paper and electronic OPFs for employees who were employed with the DON prior to eOPF implementation. These employees will have two OPFs until back scanning is complete. More information on eOPF can be found at /pages/eOPF.aspx. which will be updated frequently as more information becomes available. For additional questions on eOPF, please email DONeOPF@ochr.


JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING, D.C. -- Pay day is fast approaching for military families. Just in time to celebrate the occasion with the first-ever Pizza Pie on the Fly located at the Bolling Family Housing (BFH) Community Center. BFH is partnering with Anthony's Pizza to serve up hot, ready-to-go medium pizzas for the bargain price of $5 to residents on Monday, April 2 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. There's no limit to how many pizzas one family can purchase, but families are encouraged to get to the community center early. "We expect it to be a fun

and joyous occasion for everyone who comes by," said Raushanha Purdie, BFH resident relations specialist. "We love having special nights like this for our families. It's a night where they don't have to cook." In addition to a choice of cheese, pepperoni or sausage pizza, Purdie said bags of popcorn will also be available for $1. She said another pizza party is planned for April 16 and that housing plans on having more special nights like this in the future. The Bolling Family Housing Community Center is located at 8660 Angell Street, across the street from JBAB's Chapel Center. For more information, call 202562-2631.

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling takes great pride in recognizing every U.S. Air Force Airman upon promotion to their next enlisted rank. During the month of April, 16 Airmen will take on responsibilities as an Airman that comes with each new stripe. JBAB and its mission partners congratulate these individuals on their accomplishments. Pride, Teamwork, Excellence and Stewardship!

Promoting to the rank of Airman1st Class: April 21 Lisa Hood

Promoting to the rank of Senior Airman ‘Below the Zone’: Jeffrey Johnson April 1

Promoting to the rank of Senior Airman: Joshua Krebs April 4 April 7 Wunsa Cleveland Promoting to the rank of Staff Sgt.: Laura Smith April 1 Maureen Sandrock April 1 Liane Veyera April 1 Adam Zelenka April 1 John Clyburn April 1

Promoting to the rank of Tech. Sgt.: April 1 Frederick Pack Mark Young April 1 Eric Owens April 1 Reychal Davis April 1 Brian Burleson April 1 John Graham April 1 Promoting to the Rank of Master Sgt.: April 1 Wayne Dingle

To view photos from this promotion ceremony, scheduled for March 30 at 1530 at the Bolling Club on base, and previous promotion ceremonies please visit:


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Grab a slice: USO serves free pizza to servicemembers


Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines came together to enjoy free pizza provided by The United Service Organizations at the Bolling Club, March 27, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Raffles, popcorn and free movies were also on-hand to those in attendance. The USO's mission is to lift the spirits of U.S. military members and their families since 1941. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN STEELE C. G. BRITTON

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MWR calendar Sandwich of the Month Try the chicken parmesan at the Potomac Lanes Bowling Center for only $5.50 including waffle fries and a 20-ounce drink. Call 202563-1701/1702 for more information.

phone number on the back of a lunch receipt. Winner will receive two tickets to the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show. Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information.

Daily Lunch Buffet Special Tuesday-Friday | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Bolling Club Tuesday- Panini station, soup, salad bar, sandwich buffet, ice cream bar and dessert table. Wednesday- Beef carvery Thursday- Pork chops, soup, salad bar, ice cream bar and dessert table. Friday- Seafood, salad bar and ice cream bar are also available. 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.

GET IN THE GAME! Intramural Volleyball Sign up by March 26 Season Starts: April 2 All of the 2012 intramural volleyball games will take place at the Anacostia Fitness Center. Games will be played Monday-Thursday. There will be three games each night. For additional information please contact the JBAB Fitness Center 202-767-5895 or email

WASP Social Hours – New Dinner Menu Stop by the WASP Lounge Wednesday-Friday and enjoy our new menu options for dinner. The new menu includes meals for kids, sandwiches, salads, other dinner entrees and daily specials! Pick up a menu today! Call 202563-8400/3800 for more information. Video Game Nights Come check out Video Game Nights free! Offered on a first-come, first-served basis every Wednesday and Friday from 5-7 p.m. WACKY WII WEDNESDAYS- Stop in and choose and play from our large Wii game selection. GAMER’S CHOICE FRIDAY- Choose from Wii, Playstation3 or Xbox 360 games. Games can only be played in the JBAB Library and must be checked out at the circulation desk. Headphones are also available upon request. Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Membership Free Drawing Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Bolling Club - Washington Dining Room Club members—here’s your opportunity to win a free Sunday brunch! Winners are drawn every Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Must be present to win. Members must show proper ID as well as a valid club membership card. Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information. 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. Movie Madness Feature Fridays | 5 p.m. We feature a popular recently released ‘G’or ‘PG’-rated movie & serve COMPLIMENTARY theater-style popcorn and a drink. All children under age 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 16 years of age while watching the movie. The weekly movie will be advertised on our outside portable marquee and posted at the circulation desk. Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Guess the Amount of Jelly Beans in the Jar Contest Club Members! Be the lucky one who guesses the closest to the number of jelly beans in the jar. The winner will be drawn on National Jelly Bean day April 23. Must be a club member. Entry will be your name/duty

Intramural Soccer Sign up by May 14 Season starts May 21 Intramural Softball Sign up by May 14 Season starts May 21 Intramural Flag Football Sign up by Aug. 27 Season starts Sept. 8 Intramural Basketball Sign up by Nov. 21 Season starts Dec. 3 Champagne Sunday Brunch April 1, 15, 22 & 29 | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bolling Club - Washington Dining Room Join us for the best Sunday brunch in the National Capital Region, 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. Members: $17.95 Non-Members: $22.95 Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information. New Spouse Orientation April 3 | 9 a.m.-Noon | MFSC Bldg. 13 | Sign up by March 30 This class is for military spouses new to the area or the military. Learn what programs and services are available in the National Capital Region. Call 202-767-0450 for more information. Pre-Separation Brief Mandatory briefing for service members who are retiring or separating from the military. Classes are held: April 3 9-11 a.m. Sign up by March 30 April 10 9-11 a.m. Sign up by April 6 April 17 9-11 a.m. Sign up by April 13 April 24 9-11 a.m. Sign up by April 20

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Call 202-767-0450 or 202-433-6151 for more information. Pre-deployment Briefing April 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 10 a.m.-Noon | MFSC Bldg. 13 This class is for those with deployment orders. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 202-767-0450 for more information. Story Time Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. | Library April 3 “We Love Our Military Children” April 5 “Hoppy Easter” April 10 “Celebrate Library Week” April 12 “Celebrating Birthdays with Military Children” April 17 “We Love Our Big Planet” April 19 “Recycle!” April 24 “Kermit the Frog Appreciates Mil-

itary Children” Puppet Show April 26 “Arbor Day” Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Car Buying Strategies April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg. 72 | Sign up by March 30 This class will cover how to determine how much to spend on a car. Research available vehicles, lenders and sellers. Negotiate a fair price on the purchase of a car. Call 202-4336151 for more information. Right Start April 4 & 18 | 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | MFSC. Bldg 13 For all Air Force personnel new to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, come and learn about what JBAB has to offer. Must register to participate. Call 202-767-0450 for more information. Anger Management April 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 9-11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg. 72 | Sign up by March 30 Anger is a normal feeling, but do you know what to do when the heat rises in a situation? In this class you can learn about the patterns of angry behavior and a variety of acceptable coping strategies to handle angry feelings. This class is designed to help you reduce unacceptable expressions of anger at home and work. Registration is required. Must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate. Call 202433-6151 for more information. Wednesday Night Seafood Buffet April 4 | 5-8 p.m. | Bolling Club - Washington Dining Room On the first Wednesday of every month, join us for our famous Seafood Buffet, which includes snow crab legs, shrimp, salmon cakes, New England clam chowder, baked and fried tilapia, fried chicken, salad bar and ice cream station. Members: $29.95 NonMembers: $34.95. Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information. Credit Management April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg. 72 | Sign up by March 30 This class will cover how to establish and maintain good credit and determine a safe debt load. Call 202-433-6151 for more information. Patch Club April 5 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Library The Library's Patch Club is geared to 7-12year-olds with a love of reading. We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 5:306:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Our gatherings feature games, contests, and other projects to keep our members motivated and challenged. Some typical offerings include essay and poster contests, puppet shows, crafts, and quarterly themed events. Members earn patches upon completing reading requirements, so please remember to bring reading logs to each meeting. The genre for April is: Reader’s Choice. Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) April 6 | 9-11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg. 72 | Sign up by March 30 This class is for all personnel who are separating or retiring from the military. The briefing will focus on various veteran benefits that apply to those who believe they have a service-connected disability, injury or illness that was aggravated by service. Call 202-433-6151 for more information. Ringling Bros Circus April 6-8 | Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va. Saturday – 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday – 1 p.m., 5 p.m. Price: $18.75 per person *Ages 2 and up Tickets will be sold one week prior to show

date. Call 202-404-6576 for more information. First Friday 5k Walk/Run April 6 | 7 a.m. | Aerobic Center Celebrate the first Friday of the month with a 5k walk/run! The first male and female finishers will receive a complimentary race entry into the 2012 Navy 5-Miler and HalfMarathon. Note: Excluding recipients who have already won a 2012 complimentary race entry. Call 202-767-5895 for more information. First Friday April 6 | 5 p.m.- Midnight | Bolling Club Washington Dining Room First Friday at the Club features great DJ entertainment. There is no cover charge and all are welcome. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres from 57 p.m. Club Members: Free; Non-Members: $10. Our famous chicken wings and burgers are available for purchase from 7-11 p.m. in the WASP Lounge. Call 202-563-8400/3800 for more information. Cooking Project Super Fruit Smoothies April 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Youth Center | Sign up by April 4 | Ages 9-18 Come and join the JBAB Youth Center staff for an evening of making your own Super Fruit Smoothies. Pre-teen session is 6-7:30 p.m.; teen session is 7:30-9 p.m. Sign up at the front desk. Call 202-767-4003 for more information. Horseback Riding April 7 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Get ready to go horseback riding! This trip will include transportation and an hour-long ride for $40. Kids must be at least 4 feet 6 inches tall to ride. Call 202-767-9136/4227 for more information. Youth Sponsorship and Monthly Birthday Celebration April 7 | 6-7 p.m. | Youth Center | Ages 9-18 Join the JBAB Youth Center Staff for our Monthly Birthday Celebration. If your birthday is in April, this one is 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. Come and meet fellow members and hear what they have to say about our programming, trips and activities. Call 202-767-4003 for more information. Cosmic Bowling April 7, 21, 28 | 8 p.m.- Midnight | Potomac Lanes Bowling Center Bowl all evening for only $15 per person including shoes! Call 202-563-1701/1702 for more information. Bolling Club Easter Brunch Buffet April 8 | Reserve by April 4 Seating Times 11 a.m. | Bolling Club – Washington Dining Room 1 p.m. | Bolling Club – Capital Ballroom Make your reservations now for the Easter Brunch Buffet! Advance reservations are required by April 4. Limited space for walk-ins is available. The buffet will include a carving station with roasted turkey, baked ham, prime rib, as well as baked chicken, baked fish, seafood newburg, assorted vegetables and potatoes. The breakfast menu will include waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, and turkey sausage. A dessert and salad bar will also be available. Beverages include coffee, tea, iced tea and juice. Club Members- $26.95 Non-Members- $29.95 Children 6-11: Half-price Children 5 and under: Free Call (202)563-8400/3800 for more information or to make reservations.


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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.

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 e-mail to Darryl.Washington@

DDOT construction impact on Firth Sterling The D.C. Department of Transportation began constructionalongthestreetcartracksonFirthSterling Avenue and South Capitol Street Feb. 21.The work is expected to run until further notice.

Slip Inn open for business While the Slip Inn is under construction, it is still open. For more information, call 202-767-5840.

Suspicious phone calls If you receive a suspicious phone call, do not answerquestionsanddoNOThangupattheendofthe call. Set the phone down and report the incident to JBABSecurityServicesat202-767-5000. Makesureto follow all instructions given.

JB Andrews Job Fair The Joint Base Andrews Club is hosting a job fair

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from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18, sponsored by the Joint Base AndrewsTop 3. All DoD ID card holders are encouragedtoparticipate.Otherswishingtoparticipate should register for the event no later than April 13. For more information or to register, e-mail, or call 540-226-1473. Attach resumes to e-mails with the subject line "Andrews Job Fair." Participantsshouldbringatleast20copiesoftheir resume. Attire is business dress or military uniform.

Call 433-3333 for on-base emergencies For on-base emergencies, dial (202) 433-3333. Dialing 911 will delay response by alerting off-base responders who do not typically have access to the installation.ToreportsuspiciousactivityatJBAB,dial (202) 767-5000. "If you see something, say something!"

Cherry tree planting TheparkinglotatGiesboroPark,nearesttotheriver amongthebaseballfields,willbeofflimitsfrom6a.m.1 p.m.Thursday, April 5 for a cherry tree planting ceremony. JBAB Security Services will have the area cordoned off. The event is open to the public. The ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Career day 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

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

Earth Day celebration

Marina with the annual Potomac RiverWatershed Clean-up, a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony and chili cook-off.

JBAB Commissary Easter hours 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 202-7675732 ext. 229.

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month committee JBAB Protocol is in need of volunteers to chair the Asian-Pacific Heritage Month committee. Contact 202-404-6775 for more information on how to get involved.

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at the JBAB track. Children will be separated into age appropriate groups. The Easter eggs will contain candies and a few select eggs will have a special prize inside.

Egg Hunt Schedule: 9:30 a.m.: 2-year-olds and under 9:45 a.m.: 3 and 4-year-olds 10 a.m.: 5 and 6-year-olds 10:15 a.m.: 7-9-year olds 10:30 a.m.: 10-12-year-olds 10:45 a.m.: 13-year-olds and above

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.

JBAB will celebrate Earth Day April 21 at the

Worship Guide Call 301-670-7106

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

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JBJ - March 30

JBJ - March 30  

JBJ - March 30