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Joint Base Journal Vol. 3, No. 10

March 9, 2012

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



Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C. -- Joint Base AnacostiaBolling is gearing up for this year's Navy-wide Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield Exercise March 19-24. Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is an annual exercise designed to maintain a high level of force protection for Navy installations. The exercise is designed to hone training and readiness to respond to and recover from threats to Navy installations and units. In addition to these, JBAB's Public Works Department also has its own objectives going into this year's exercise. "With the military to civilian conversion taking place at Public Works, we feel that getting our civilians involved and taking over roles previously filled by military members will make this a successful training exercise," said Master Sgt. Michael Hall, PWD operations superintendent.

There will be an increase in patrols on and around Navy installations as a result of this planned exercise, which will also test mission-essential personnel response by systematically escalating force protection conditions. "JBAB Security Services will play the exact same role as we do on a daily basis-respond to incidents and reports of incidents in order to ensure the security of JBAB's resources, the most important of which are ultimately the people," said Tech. Sgt. Anthony Coyle, JBAB Security Services antiterrorism NCO-incharge. "The security services Solid Curtain liaisons are coordinating and planning scenarios with their other organizational counterparts to ensure realistic training is conducted in the safest environment possible. Because the scenarios may range anywhere from a mass casualtyproducing major accident response exercise to a simple surveillance outside the wire, our forces cannot try to pregame

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Seaman Apprentice Robert Blaton, a dog handler assigned to the Naval Station Mayport Military Working Dog Program, and his dog Benny conduct an explosive proficiency evolution during Exercise Solid Curtain and Citadel Shield 2011. Exercise Solid Curtain and Citadel Shield is an annual antiterrorism and force protection exercise that is conducted on all continental U.S. naval installations.

Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing to hold annual awards banquet BY SHADI MAY CIVIL AIR PATROL

Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) National Capital Wing (NatCAP Wing) will hold its 64th annual awards banquet this St. Patrick's Day at the Bolling Club in Joint Base AnacostiaBolling (Joint Base) to recognize its outstanding cadets and volunteers. More than 150 members will take part in the annual event, where the wing will honor 12 individuals and one squadron for outstanding achievements in 2011. "It will give the wing an opportunity to

acknowledge its squadrons and members who have had an extraordinary year," said Col. Richard Cooper, NatCap Wing commander. "It is also a fun event." CAP's National Capital Wing, headquartered at the Joint Base, encompasses the greater Washington, D.C. metro area and includes five squadrons, which have more than 200 volunteer officers, senior members and cadets. "The annual banquet is an opportunity for the cadets to interact with the cadets from other squadrons," said

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INSIDE Women's education is women's empowerment

JBAB Library celebrates Read Across America day

Volunteer for youth baseball on JBAB

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the cadets from other squadrons," said Capt. Steven Lucas, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron commander, also located on the base. "This banquet will be the first time our cadets will have an opportunity to take part in a formal event similar to an Air Force (AF) dining out." Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron has nominated one cadet for the wing's Cadet of the Year award. "The nominee was a big part of our 2011 re-organization efforts, building strong partnerships with the local community and displaying sound leadership abilities," said Lucas. Throughout each year, volunteers and cadets fly numerous hours over the national capital area carrying out emergency services and educational missions. In 2011, NatCap Wing members flew more than 1,000 hours, including 16 homeland security missions and educated 150 youth by providing 160 hours of flight instruction. "Cadet programs rely heavily on AF resources for learning about leadership, military justice and security forces," added Lucas. "Our bicycle team was trained by the AF element of the security forces here on base, and we are always looking for volunteers to mentor our cadets." CAP's history dates back to 1930s, where thousands of volunteers with a passion for aviation offered their skills to de-


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fend the United States and made significant contributions during World War II, to include sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims. In July 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating CAP as a benevolent, nonprofit organization, and later in May 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing CAP as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Its national headquarters is at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Al, and it encompasses 52 wings within eight regional commands. Cadets' ages range from 12 to 20, while the senior members' ages range from 18 and up. CAP's three primary mission areas, mandated by Congress, are aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services assistance to local, state and the Federal government. Some of its most recent accomplishments include providing disaster relief and emergency services for Hurricane Katrina, Texas and Oklahoma wildfires and humanitarian missions along the U.S. and Mexican border. NatCap Wing is also a participating charity of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) whose CFC number is 26757. The awards banquet guest speaker is retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds. The event is open to everyone, and the cost is $45 for adults. For more information about the banquet, call 202-767-4405 or go to COURTESY PHOTO www.NatCap For more informaCadet/Tech Sgt. Lily Ramey, Flight Sergeant, Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron, takes on the Fairfax tion on CAP, visit www.GoCivilAir County Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics Team Confidence Course as Police

cer First Class Richard Cash, Fairfax County Police Department, Va. looks on.

Women's education is women's empowerment boldness, their conviction, their resolve as well as their roles as wives and mothers. I also admire them for the eloquence of their words. They come from long ago in history, when women could hope for little more in life than to become wives, mothers and housekeepers, forever dependent upon and subservient to men. The women I name here, whether they meant to or not, left their mark in history and created a standard for all women after them to live up to.

Phillis Wheatley


Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C. -- The theme of this year's Women's History Month is Women's Education-Women's Empowerment. Historically, women's education only went as far as charm school to prepare young girls to become proper ladies in society, so they may fulfill what, for millennia, has often been considered a woman's greatest aspiration in life-wifehood and motherhood. Subjects may

have included conversational French (the language of polite society), etiquette, home economics, hosting or entertaining. Only in the last century have women truly made great strides in being viewed as equal citizens to men. We are still yet eight years away from even the first centennial anniversary of the culmination of the women's suffrage movement in 1920. There are many women over the centuries who have helped pave the way to get us where we are today. I would like to share with you a few women whom I find particularly inspiring. I admire these women for their ideas, their

"In every human Beast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance." Poet, patriot and abolitionist Phillis Wheatley was America's first published black author. She was sold into slavery to the Wheatley family of Boston in 1761 at the age of 7. The Wheatley family taught her how to read and write, and were very supportive of Phillis' emerging talent as a poet. Her first published book, "Poems on Various Subjects," earned her fame and praise in both England and the Colonies. Her work, which focused on learning and virtue, impressed figures such as George Washington, as well as another black poet named Jupiter Hammon, who praised her work in one of his own poems. Phillis was emancipated after the death of her master, John Wheatley, in 1778. She went on to marry, though her family life was ill-fated. She and her husband lost two children as infants, and, in 1784, her husband was imprisoned for excessive debt. Phillis fell into poverty and died of illness, along with her surviving

infant son, shortly thereafter. She has had buildings named after her at a Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Lexington, Ky., the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. The scholar, historian and philosopher Molefi Kete Asante also named her as one of his 100 Greatest African Americans in 2002.

Abigail Adams Abigail Adams fulfilled every role a woman was expected to play in her lifetime, and more. From an early age, she displayed a great love of learning. She spoke Latin and French, and was well-schooled in poetry, philosophy and politics, considered unusual for a woman at the time. She was the wife of founding father John Adams, who went on to become the second president of the United States; she was a mother of six, including John Quincy Adams, who later became the sixth president of the United States; and in times of her husband's absence, she farmed the family's land and protected their home and their children. While John Adams was away in Philadelphia serving in the Continental Congress, they would regularly correspond, discussing matters of politics and government. It was apparent from their letters that the couple had a great mutual emotional and intellectual respect for one another. Her counsel informed many of her husband's opinions and ideas, which found their way into many of our country's founding documents. One of Abigail's most radical feminist ideas for the time was that women should not


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Youth groups are a great way to make friends, but are an even greater spring board into some of life's most important lessons. At Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling's Youth Center, its Torch Flames group has just the right touch for members today and well into the future. Leadership and character are two important lessons youth experience when joining the Torch Flames - which stands for Future Leaders Achieving Motivation, Encouragement and Scholarships. The program is designated for 10-13 year-olds and has been in place on JBAB for several years. The group focuses on areas of community service, education, social recreation and health and fitness. Group coordinator Sue Gregory, who has led the group the past two years, believes the Torch Flames is a perfect outlet for youth to have fun and collaborate with one another. She's also noticed that it's gotten members to realize something about themselves. "The group gives youth a voice and the motivation to help others. Those are two big positives that I've seen since coming aboard as coordinator," Gregory said. "I've seen kids go on to run for student council and get involved in many other projects in and outside of their schools. It's definitely been a positive in their development."

Gregory said Torch Flame members work on a number of projects throughout the course of the year. Past projects have included collecting toiletries for the Fisher House at Andrews Air Force Base, participating in the annual Armed Forces Run each May and volunteering at JBAB events like its Christmas tree lighting and Independence Day celebration. Youth also participate in an annual coat drive to benefit local shelters in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Torch Flames members have raised more than 700 coats for adults and children in need the last two years, Gregory said. That kind of success has also encouraged members to go and participate in other groups at the Youth Center, such as the Keystone Club which has a similar focus for teens ages 14-18. "Right now we have six members and would love to have a group of about 10-12 boys and girls. We feel that's a really ideal group size for the kind of projects we want to do," Gregory added. "All you have to do to be a member is come to three consecutive meetings and show an interest in working in a group. Youth members decide and vote on the projects and I follow their lead. We have a lot of fun." Gregory said there's absolutely no cost to joining the group and that it's open to anyone with access to JBAB. The Torch Flames meet every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. For more information, call (202) 767-4003.


Capt. Douglas Cochrane, commanding officer of Naval Station Mayport, plays the role of a hostage during an Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2011 active-shooter training scenario. The week-long series of anti-terrorism and force protection exercises involves Navy installations and activities.


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their actions and must always remain up to the task." Coyle also recommends JBAB members utilize this period to familiarize themselves with the newly signed force protection condition measures. "Based off the measures, they can forecast potential impacts and determine what may be expected of them, as well as ensure they are currently meeting all FPCON Alpha measures

and below," he said. "It's easy to overlook the fact that when FPCON levels shift upward, all lower levels measures must be met in order to satisfy completion of the current level." Though measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal operations, base personnel may expect higher volumes of traffic during this time due to heightened security, particularly at the gates. The exercise could impact timeliness of gaining base access. Personnel are advised to plan accordingly. "Above all, please be safe, patient, and utilize this great event as a self-assessment tool in order

to take away some lessons learned and embrace our anticipated success," said Coyle. Hall assured that there will be little to no impact on JBAB members from a Public Works standpoint. "We are a mission-essential organization, so the services we offer will not falter," he said. Mission-essential personnel will be expected to report for duty as scheduled or report absence and request leave consistent with normal procedures. Non-mission-essential personnel should consult with their supervisors if they wish to take leave during this time.


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Joint Base AnacostiaBolling, D.C.--After an unusually mild winter, the spring and summer months are now upon us. Joint Base AnacostiaBolling's Information, Tickets and Tours Office has several events and activities lined up to get JBAB members out and about. Nathaniel Roach, JBAB ITT manager, said that some of ITT's most popular recurring events are trips to New York City and Atlantic City, which occur three to four times a year. "Trips like those offer a lot of flexibility," said Roach. "We provide the bus transportation, and for six hours, participants can go enjoy New York City dining, Broadway shows, shopping, or even go visit friends or family if they know someone in the area. The same goes for the Atlantic City trips. Even if participants

don't go to gamble, they can still take in the sights, the restaurants, shopping, and a number of other attractions Atlantic City has to offer." Most recently, the Day in Washington, D.C., event that was supposed to have taken place March 3 had to be cancelled due to lack of participation. "Usually, trips that are located within a roughly 200mile radius of the base don't get much participation because people prefer to take local trips like those on their own," said Roach. "Although, our last trip to Luray Caverns maxed out participation." The next event in the Local Trip Series is Inner Harbor Day, set for March 24 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Baltimore, Md. The visit will include a trip to the National Aquarium as well as opportunities for dining, shopping and sight-seeing. The cost is $8 per person. Discounted tickets to the National Aquarium are also available at ITT. Those interested should sign up by March 16. Roach noted that there

are other trips also on the horizon, such as the one to Niagara Falls in August, the Spirit of Washington lunch cruise in September, and another possible cruise in December. "The December cruise will offer patrons bus transportation to New York City, where the ship will depart for a six-day cruise to Bermuda," said Roach. "It should be a nice getaway before the Christmas holidays." Roach said that often, the reason people don't take advantage of events at ITT is because they simply don't know about them. "Our target audience is everybody on base," he said. "We are here to serve everyone." Roach encouraged patrons to get involved by signing up for ITT's newsletter so they can become better informed about upcoming events. For more information or to receive weekly email notifications about upcoming ITT events, call 202404-6576 or stop by ITT inside the Arts and Crafts Center.

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be made to abide by laws not made in their interest, nor should they be resigned to merely being companions to their husbands. She believed in property rights for married women, and greater opportunities for women in the field of education, so they might better guide and influence the lives of their children and their husbands. In one letter to John at the Continental Congress she wrote, ".remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." She and her family are well-remembered today in memorials and popular culture.

Mary Wollstonecraft This 18th century British philosopher, feminist and accomplished writer is most famous for authoring the book, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," 1792, considered to be one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, she asserts that women, in fact, are not naturally inferior to men-they only appear so because of their lack of education, or access to education. She writes, "Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and, roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison." That is to say, while most of the women of her time were meek, unassuming, silly and superficial, it was not a natural lack of intellectual capacity that made them so-rather, a lack of meaningful education and instruction. She argues that women are essential to the



nation because they educate its children, and because an education would make them better companions to their husbands, as opposed to being mere child-bearers and housekeepers. This idea stood then in stark contrast to the prevailing notion of the time that women were physically, intellectually and emotionally weaker than men, and therefore did not warrant an education equal to that of their male counterparts. In this book, Mary does not come right out and assert that women and men are equal in all respects; rather, she writes that men and women are equal in the eyes of God, that they are subject to the same moral law. She calls attention to the sexual double standard of the late 18th century, asserting that if women are expected by society to be modest and respect the sanctity of marriage, then men should also be held to the same standard. Mary was known for having unconventional relationships in her life, and after two failed affairs (one of which gave her a daughter, Fanny Imlay), she married the philosopher William Godwin. With him, she had Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, later Mary Shelley, author of the Gothic novel, "Frankenstein." Tragically, she died only 10 days after giving birth to her younger daughter, leaving her family and several unfinished manuscripts behind. Today, she is regarded as one of the early founders of the feminist movement, and her works are held in high esteem by many feminists. The equal opportunity for education that women enjoy today is largely taken for granted. If there is anything that these women, by their examples, can teach us today, it is that an education opens doors and offers opportunities that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to attain without. Quality education is more accessible to women today than ever before. It is there for us to take advantage of so that we may better ourselves, our families, and our nation. As the cliche says, "knowledge is power." Lay claim to that power, and use it for good.

“The Basics� for first term Airmen now available in Virtual Finance AF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE OFFICE

Teresa Cienfuegos, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Library aid, reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' to children for the 6th Annual Read Across America day in celebration of Dr. Seuss' Birthday, March 2, on base. 'Cat in the Hat' hats, bookmarks, and birthday cake were given to children to celebrate the author's birthday. The National Education Association focuses on motivating children and teens to read during the program's fourteenth year.

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On March 1, Air Force Accounting and Finance Office (AFAFO) deployed an enhancement to virtual Finance: The Basics. The Basics is targeted towards firstterm Airmen and is designed to introduce them to Financial Services without overwhelming them with too much information. The Basics covers key events during the early part of an Airman's career. "Finance Basics" covers basic financial services info and FM concepts and systems. "Dorm in the Rearview" discusses moving out of the dorms, while "Going to the Chapel" discusses pay and entitlement changes brought on by marriage. Finally, "Heading to the Sandbox" explains what to expect during an Airman's first deployment. All of this information is already contained within virtual Finance and the FM Knowledge Base in much greater detail, but is not segmented into easy to understand areas. Graphically, "The Basics" has a much different look and feel than the rest of virtual Finance. It is designed to resemble a tablet device, with icons that resemble "apps." Clicking on an icon brings up

a small pop-up window with information on that topic. Several areas emphasize reviewing the leave and earnings statement (LES) and the prompt filing of vouchers. This helps instill the need to review the LES monthly to ensure the member is receiving the proper pay and allowances, as well as helping to prevent possible debts. The easiest way to get to "The Basics" is from the initial virtual Finance welcome page (link at end of article). The icon for The Basics is right at the top of the landing page feature block, and stands out from the other icons. The feature block also has a tab which will take you directly to "The Basics." "The Basics" targets first-term Airmen with info they may have been exposed to already, but the info wasn't needed at the time. It is a good primer/refresher for those just arriving at their first permanent duty station. Whether it hits the mark or not will be driven by customer feedback. We encourage all to save this link and also provide feedback using the feedback links on the page. Virtual Finance link: https://www. do?channelPageId=sA1FBF31D23D21F6 B0123ED377B730575>

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Pitch and swing into spring, volunteer for youth baseball on JBAB BY SENIOR AIRMAN STEELE C. G. BRITTON JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Joint Base AnacostiaBollingYouth Center is looking for volunteerstocoachandassistwith its 2012 sports programs on base. Baseball, the soonest to kick off,needsdedicatedindividualsto find time outside of work to strengthenyouths'teamworkand skills on the field. "Volunteers can help nurture children in our military communityandhelppreparethemforthe future," said Ricardo Bailey, JBAB Youth Center sports director. Volunteers don't have to be expertsinthesportstheycoach,as the youth center provides training


certifiedbytheNationalAllianceof Youth Sports as well as Red Crosscertified First Aid and CPR classes. BaseballseasonbeginsApril9. There will be two practices a week and games during the week and on weekends. Those who are interested in volunteering to coach or help with youth sports on JBAB are encouraged to stop by the Youth Center and complete a volunteer package. Coaches are also needed for basketball, cheerleading, soccer, flag football, swim team, golf, tennis and running club throughout the spring, summer and fall. "Please come out and make a difference in a kid's life, and just have fun," said Bailey. "You could be the person who inspires them to live a healthy lifestyle."


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Women’s History Month Edition

Staff Sgt. Derricia Simms Why did you join the military? It gave me a better opportunity to travel, meet people and experience new things. Which woman in history inspires you the most, and why? Major General Hertog, she excelled in one of the most demanding Air Force career fields (Security Forces) and became our first Female Top Cop. She has inspired me to become a great leader and mentor. What does it mean to you to be a mother? With my son Malachi, I have felt no greater love. Being a mother is rewarding and challenging. The rewarding part is for others to tell me how well mannered and good he is. The challenging part is that I don't get to be with him all the time because of my job but it makes the time that I do spend with him even better. There is no greater feeling then to feel his little arms around my neck and hear him say "Mommy, I love you!"


Staff Sgt. Derricia Simms, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Security Services installation patrolman, is this week's Ace on Deck for JBAB. Simms was selected by her leadership for attention to detail and positive attitude both on and off duty. She hails from Greensboro, N.C.


The Air Force District of Washington Annual Awards Banquet is 6-9 p.m. March 23 at the Bolling Club. Tickets are $30. JBAB members contact U.S. Air Force Honor Guard first sergeant at 404-7502, U.S. Air Force Band first sergeant at 767-7911 or JBAB Air Force Element point of contact at 202-404-6594.


Ticket points of contact are: Staff Sgt. Shauna Ross, J4S; Staff Sgt. Shannon Allison, 579th Dental Squadron; Staff Sgt. Destiny Dunn, 579th Medical Clinic; Staff Sgt. Whitney Rooks, Security Services; (202) 231-0808, Defense Intelligence Agency; all other agencies, contact Staff Sgt. Brittany Jones, JBAB Public Affairs.

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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 13: We Love Nutrition - Meet the Nutritionist! (Nutrition Month) March 15: St. Patrick's Day March 20: Spring has Sprung! March 22: Meet Clara Barton (Women's History Month) 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 X-Box 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. Baseball Registration Register your child in tee-ball (ages 5-7), machine pitch (ages 7-9), and self pitch baseball (ages 9-12). Sign up by March 23 and pay only $50. Sign up after March 23 and pay $70. Coaches' meeting March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Youth Center. Parents' meeting will be held March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Youth Center. Call the Youth Center for further details. For more information, call 202-767-4003. Cosmic Bowling March 17, 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. Pre-deployment Briefing March 6, 13, 20 and 27 | 10 a.m.-noon | MFSC Bldg. 13 This class targets those with deployment orders. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 202-433-6151 for

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JNOTES Miscellaneous items related to your health, your career, your life and your community Senior Art Project Military members and veterans are invited to submit artwork in the form of sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography or poetry to Jennifer Pierce, a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University. Pierce is constructing an exhibit of military artwork for a senior art project that will be on display during the months of April and May at Eastern Connecticut State University's Shafer Hall. For more information or to submit artwork, e-mail with name, service branch, and inspiration or meaning behind the piece.

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@

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. To report suspicious activity at JBAB, dial (202) 767-5000. "If you see something, say something!"

Political guidance during election season

personnel so you and your co-workers win a free lunch and a meet and greet event with a celebrity that will come to JBAB. The survey must be completed anytime between March 1 - 16. Go to to complete the survey.

JBAB Intersection Closing Starting Feb. 21, the base will be closing the intersection of Chappie James Blvd. and Duncan Ave. (Visitors Center side) due to an electrical project. No right turn will be allowed.The section will close at 7 a.m. It will re-open at 3 p.m. daily until the project is finished. Drivers are asked to please follow the posted detour signs.

DDOT construction impact on Firth Sterling

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

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m. Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour.

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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.

Slip Inn open for business

Daylight Saving Time begins


The D.C. Department of Transportation began construction along the streetcar tracks on Firth Sterling Avenue and South Capitol Street Feb. 21. The work is expected to run until further notice.

Suspicious phone calls 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 the incident to JBAB Security Services at 202-767-5000. Make sure to follow all instructions given.

AFOWC International Showcase Join the Air Force Officers' Wives' Club for the International Showcase March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bolling Club. Enjoy foods and entertainment from around the world. Cost is $10 per person. For more information and to RSVP, visit

JB Andrews Job Fair The Joint Base Andrews Club is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.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. 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." Participants should bring at least 20 copies of their resume. Attire is business dress or military uniform.

Cherry blossom tree planting The parking lot at Giesboro Park, nearest to the river among the baseball fields, will be off limits from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 5 for a cherry blossom tree planting ceremony. JBAB Security Services will have the area cordoned off. The event is open to the public.

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

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Chapel Schedule

The USO wants to hear from you! Tell the USO what services and programs you and your family want. Take their short survey and become eligible to enter the drawing for a free IPod touch. Pass the word and help the installation have the highest percentage of

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

Worship Guide

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.

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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more information. Pre-Separation Brief This class is a mandatory briefing for service members who are retiring or separating from the military. Classes are held: 9-11 a.m. March 20 Bldg 13 Sign up: March 16 Call 202-433-6151 for more information. Reintegration/ Return and Reunion March 13, 20 and 27 | 2-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg.13 This class is for military members that are returning from a deployment. Family members are highly encouraged to attend. Call to register. Call 202-433-6151 for more information.

Joint Base Journal Vol. 3, No. 10  

Check out this week's edition of the Joint Base Journal brought to you by the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs staff.