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Joint Base Journal Vol. 3, No. 23

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JBAB welcomes new senior enlisted leader BY SENIOR AIRMAN SUSAN L. DAVIS JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen recently came aboard as JBAB's new senior enlisted leader (SEL). Simonsen is the primary advisor to the Joint Base commander and the Air Force Element commander on matters affecting quality of life, welfare, morale, management and leadership of all enlisted Navy and Air Force members. Prior to his assignment to JBAB, Simonsen was the operations superintendent for the Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location at the Pentagon. The spectacled SEL said at the time of this writing that he hasn't seen all of JBAB yet, but so far, it reminds him a great deal of being at an overseas location. He spoke highly of the people here that he's already met, calling them "fantastic." Growing up in San Francisco in the '70s with a blue-collar dad, a stay-at-home mom and a "very traditional upbringing," Simonsen described his as the typical American childhood. "My parents really stressed education and sacrificed a lot to help me get into a good school," Simonsen said. Simonsen enrolled in college ("an expensive proposition,"), and stumbled across the school's radio station, which piqued his interest. He studied mass communications while struggling to make ends meet, and, knowing he couldn't afford to work in unpaid internships, his mother suggested the Air Force. He completed a voice audition and accepted a guaranteed slot as an Air Force broadcaster, beginning his Air Force career in 1987 as a broadcast producer, working in various radio and television broadcasting and public affairs assignments around the world. Over the course of his career, he has spent a cumulative total of 18 years overseas, including tours to Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Simonsen has an impressive record, including three medals from sister services, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. His goals have evolved significantly since first committing to the Air Force. Initially, Simonsen only set his sights on 20 years in the Air Force, becoming a master sergeant, and running a broadcasting detachment. "I never pictured myself where I am today," he said. "Once I accomplished that goal, it became a question of, 'What's next? I'm here, now what?'" Simonsen said that having a background in public affairs is likely to be a big plus for him coming into the SEL position, especially considering the high-profile nature of the National Capital Region.

"My goal is to help the commander achieve his mission and vision. If it's important to the commander, then it's important to me," he said. "Our goal is to help make our bosses successful, and be a conduit between the vision and the execution-operationalize the strategic vision. If our goal is to be the premier joint base-that requires excellence up and down the ranks." Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, Director of Air Force Public Affairs at the Pentagon, whom Simonsen worked with closely at his previous assignment, said Simonsen's public affairs background will aid him in communicating the commander's mission, vision and intent, and help the commander take care of the team. Kodlick promoted Simonsen to chief master sergeant in October 2009. Simonsen spoke of his early career and explained that at that time, he was very capable of successfully accomplishing every task he received. As he progressed in rank however, he said, it became more and more difficult to do all of the things he was asked to do. The lesson he learned from that experience was the value of prioritizing, he said. "It's better to do the most pressing tasks really well rather than doing all assigned tasks 'ok,'" he said. "I had to learn to tell people that their request wouldn't be met right away, or that it didn't meet the commander's intent, and turn it down. I just wish I hadn't been a senior master sergeant when I finally learned that." One thing Simonsen said he really enjoys doing is interacting with junior enlisted Airmen and NCOs. "Here at JBAB, there are a lot of opportunities to do that," he said. "I feel a great sense of responsibility for all the enlisted members on the installation, Airmen and Sailors." Simonsen offered a few tips for enlisted members looking to move up the ranks. "People often ask me what it takes to get promoted," he said. "My answer is, control what you can control. If you want to test well, study. If you want to improve yourself professionally, get involved with professional military education. The rest will happen on its own." The general said he believes the word "leader" describes Simonsen perfectly. "I always tell my chiefs that their job is CEO-civilians, enlisted and officers," said Kodlick. "He is someone who cares just as much about the people as he does the mission. That is a combination that spells success."

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U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN STEELE C. G. BRITTON

Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen, Joint Base AnacostiaBolling senior enlisted leader, and trusted friend Yoko, a black labrador, have recently joined team JBAB and its mission partners here in the Nation Capital Region. Simonsen received Yoko from the Paws for Purple Hearts program after sustaining injuries in combat while deployed. He stated that Yoko has been a blessing in his life in many ways.

INSIDE Gold Star Wives helps keep military connection alive

JBAB teen to join Air Force Corps of Cadets

JBAB Air Force Element Change of Command

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Thomas What's your favorite color, and why? Burnt orange. It's the color of my beloved Texas Longhorns. "Hook 'Em!" (You read right Chief Hartsook)

What would you do if you won $1 million? Share it with the members of the office...Super PacT (small office inside joke). Seriously, pay off my debt, invest in good solid stock. Who inspires you, and why? My father. I've known no one more solid and resolute.

What's your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups What is your favorite movie quote? "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence! From the movie Independence Day

What is your best military memory? Being stationed on the USS CONSTITUTION in Boston Harbor is my best military memory. Climbing and setting her sails was one of the most thrilling things I've ever done.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? Super-hearing. I'd love to hear all those things people are "secretly" saying, the things everyone else aren't supposed to hear.

What do you want people to know about you? People should know that I'm probably the best April-Fools-Day prankster EVER. Watch out, you could be next!

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Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Thomas, Defense Intelligence Agency personal driver for the director and deputy director, is this week's Ace on Deck for Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Thomas was selected by his leadership for his professionalism in his duty location. He enjoys working with people across the installation and seeing places he'd never imagined. Thomas hails from Ft. Worth, Texas.

World War II letters discovered at Ft. Meade barracks BY KRIS VAN CLEAVE WJLA-TV, ABC7 NEWS

For decades, the walls of the World War II-era barracks at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland held a secret; a glimpse back in time. Luckily, a group of maintenance workers stumbled upon a treasured glimpse into the past, and it has historians buzzing. While doing repair work on the building, the crew found several letters and cards that were sent to soldiers based at the fort. In total, the workers found 11 letters inside a wall that had been sent in late 1943 and early 1944 to members of a unit that was preparing to head to the front lines in Europe. The correspondence, which includes letters and Christmas cards, came from all over - including Alabama, New York and Ohio - to Maryland to wish the soldiers well as they embarked on their mission. "Sometimes, in the middle of the night, they were told, 'You gotta get your stuff and get on a train,'" historian Barbara Taylor said. "Stuff gets left behind."

Some of the letters are simple Christmas wishes. One tells a soldier about his acquaintances back home getting drafted, and another discusses the time away from the rigors of serving. "Seems as if you had a whale of a time in Baltimore," one letter reads. "Must be swell to be near a city like that and be able to get all the liquor you want...or is that rationed too?" Found just days before Memorial Day, Taylor says the letters can serve to remind us of the brave men who ran headlong into danger in the name of freedom. "This is just one way to do it, to help remember the sacrifice hat generation did make, and the sacrifice the generations that came after are making," Taylor said. Historians at the Fort Meade Museum are now working to preserve the letters, three of which remain unopened, and track down the soldiers or their families. They figure that a letter delivered a few decades late is better than never.

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Letters from the 1940s written to Soldiers were found inside old barracks at Ft. George G. Meade, recently, in Maryland. Eleven letters inside a wall that had been sent in late 1943 and early 1944 to members of a unit that was preparing to head to the front lines in Europe are now in the process of being preserved and given back to the soldiers and their families.


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Remembering the Centennial of 1912 BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. -- The War of 1812 was a result of Americans declaring war against those of the British Empire. Reasons include Britain's penchant of forcing American merchant sailors into its Royal Navy and its staunch opposition of American expansion. In the U.S., the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 produced a euphoria over what was consid-

ered a second war of independence against Britain. This epic battle would also inspire a young man by the name of Francis Scott Key to write what would become the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." To recognize this moment in history, the city of Baltimore hosted a weeklong National Star-Spangled Banner celebration from Sept. 6 to 13 in 1914. More than 30 committees were formed for various jobs ranging from a showcase of historical exhibits to a municipal parade. The centennial was special on many fronts because it inspired Maryland to pursue

other cultural and civic initiatives for in the future. Historians believe the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are two examples of this. Both can trace their origins to the impulse to commemorate the centennial of the Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812. Besides the festivities in Baltimore at the time, a major celebration also took place in Frederick City and the surrounding county from Sept. 9-14. Today, a network of historic markers exists commemorating Maryland

people and places that were significant to the War of 1812. This year's Star-Spangled Sailabration is the national launch of the bi-centennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of "The StarSpangled Banner." Scheduled for June 13-19 in Baltimore, the event will feature more than 40 tall ships and naval war ships, the premiere of a new symphonic work and the spectacular Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. For more information, visit www.starspangled200.com

Gold Star Wives Arlington Chapter helps keep military connection alive BY SENIOR AIRMAN SUSAN L. DAVIS JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING, D.C. -- Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is an organization of widows and widowers whose spouses died while on active duty in the military services or as the result of a military service-connected cause. It is an all-volunteer, congressional chartered, non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New York with about 9,000 volunteers. GSW was organized in 1945 by the war widows of World War II. Eleanor Roosevelt signed the original GSW incorporation papers. The local Arlington Chapter held its first meeting in January of this year, was chartered April 5, and accepted a $500 donation from the Air Force Officers' Wives Club (AFOWC) based out of JBAB to help with start-up costs in May. The organization's primary mission is to be a source of support after the death of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces, and to provide a place to connect with other widows and widowers. GSW's current members are widows and widowers of military members who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Vivianne Wersel, GSW member and audiologist at Fort Belvoir,

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Vivianne Wersel, Gold Star Wives (GSW) Arlington Chapter member, shakes hands with a GSW founding member Marie Speers. Originally organized in 1945 by the war widows of World War II, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is an organization of widows and widowers whose spouses died while on active duty in the military services or as the result of a military service-connected cause. It is an all-volunteer, congressional chartered, non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New York with about 9,000 volunteers. Va., lost her husband, Marine Lt. Col. Richard Wersel, an infantry officer at Camp Lejeune, N.C., suddenly in 2005 only a week after returning from his second tour of duty in Iraq in just two-and-a-half years. He collapsed at the gym there, and was unable to be resuscitated. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital at Camp Lejeune. In addition to grieving for the

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death of her husband, she said, what made it worse was that Congress had recently decided to split the Service Members' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) benefits into two tiers, meaning that benefits would only be enhanced if the service member died in a war zone or as a result of a training accident. The circumstances surrounding her husband's death did not meet the criteria, since the en-

hanced gratuities were not offered for members who died suddenly, or due to an illness while in service of their country, in spite of his 20 years of service and multiple deployments. This two-tier death benefit left a $286,000 gap between what Wersel was eligible for as opposed to what she would've been eligible for otherwise. She felt that differentiating between circumstances surrounding a service member's death cheapened the loss of those who did not die as a direct result of military service. "I was beyond disbelief that families would not be taken care of due to circumstance and location of a death," she said. "Outside of processing my own feelings of profound sadness, I knew that somehow I had to fulfill the simultaneous need to voice my objection to this new law." Wersel's first interaction with GSW came at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camp over Memorial Day weekend after the death of her husband. There, she met two members of the GSW Government Relations Committee. Wersel's case challenging the twotier death benefit decision was heard on the Senate floor July 21, 2005. Since the fight she took to Capitol Hill over the two-tier death benefit, Werner has served on the GSW Government Relations Committee, where she continues to advocate survivor bene-

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fit equity. "We also provide information about military survivor benefits and assist widows experiencing difficulties accessing their benefits," said Wersel. "Many of our members volunteer in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics and also visit service members hospitalized at Department of Defense (DoD) medical treatment facilities." Wersel said that sometimes following the loss of a military spouse, not only are they gone, but sometimes there is a feeling of disconnect from the rest of the military community. "Over the past few years, there has been a push to keep us connected to the military with help from the Army Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) program or TAPS, which are heavily supported by the DOD," she said. "This has given us the opportunity to keep the military connection alive. GSW also provides us with a new family that includes other military survivors." Wersel said she believes the GSW Arlington Chapter will particularly appeal to post-9/11 widows and widowers. "Appealing to a younger generation brings together military surviving spouses who share the same day-by-day challenges of raising children without their loved one, or, worse yet, missed

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JBAB teen to join Texas A&M Corps of Cadets BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING, D.C. -- Life couldn't be any better for 18-year-old Nicholas Warner. The JBAB teenager recently graduated from Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Va. and his lifelong dream of joining the ranks of the U.S. Air Force Corps of Cadets will soon become a reality. Earlier this year, Warner's stellar work ethic earned him an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. After careful consideration of several top-notch schools, including the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., he decided on the program at Texas A&M University. Warner knows it's the best place for him and can't wait to get started. Freshman orientation begins mid-August. "They have an outstanding Corps of Cadets. I consider it the best in the nation," Warner said. "The program at Texas A&M stresses academics as much as the military lifestyle. The school also offers all the standards like an Air Force Academy, but in a civilian setting. That really clinched it for me."

U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PAUL BELLO

Nicholas Warner, recent graduate of Bishop Ireton High School, earned a scholarship to the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and is prepared to serve and make his nation proud at Texas A&M. According to Warner, a diverse environment like this is extremely beneficial. The ability to interact, learn and relate to others will only help him in his future endeavors. Those aspirations include working

in the engineering field and one day becoming a fighter pilot. He even has the aircraft in mind for himselfthe F-22 fighter jet. "I've gravitated towards other things, but flying has always been

the one constant for me. I've followed the development of the F-22 over the years, so that stands as my favorite jet," Warner said. "I respect all branches of the military, but the Air Force really fits my lifestyle. They have an amazing flight program and the trainers are the best anywhere in the world. It would be a dream come true." Though, before he can jump into any flight suit, Warner knows he's got a lot of work ahead of himself in and out of the classroom at his new school. He will be majoring in physics and taking such classes as quantum mechanics and thermal dynamics. He will also have to stay in good shape and continue his routine of waking up early in the morning for a quick run, or some good old-fashioned weight lifting. "Physically I think I measure up pretty well so far. I have a lot of endurance and strength for someone my age," Warner said. "I've also met and gone past my limits, so I know how to self- motivate and how to push myself to do more. I know that will come in handy down the road." As it turns out, Warner was going to be moving to Texas anyway this summer. His mother, Col. Roseanne Warner, is currently commander of

Victorious Battle of Midway remembered, celebrated The Battle of Midway is commemorated by Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and civilians during video and guest speaker presentations, June 5, at the Bolling Officers Club on base. The battle is widely regarded as one of the most important naval victories of the Pacific Campaign of World War II from June 4-7, 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY SEAMAN JUSTIN RAY

JBAB's 579th Medical Group. She is scheduled to take the reins of a military hospital near San Antonio, so the family's move has been anticipated for several months. Regardless, that doesn't change the excitement her son is feeling right now. "We are so proud of Nicholas. The fact that he has now received a four year Air Force ROTC scholarship to the college of his choice is phenomenal," said Col. Warner. "As with many military kids-he has moved often--8 times in his life thus far. I remember his first Air Show. He was 3 years old, put on the helmet, rode in the mini-fighter jet and was recruited on that day to be a future Airman. We both look forward to the year 2016 when I can commission him into the Air Force!" Nicholas plans on applying to an undergraduate pilot training program his junior year of school. Upon graduation in 2016, he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and is hopeful to move on to a flight training school after that. "I'm pumped and thrilled to have the opportunity of one day serving my country," Warner said. "I love this country with all my heart."

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completely," she said. "The common interest of physical activities, children and similar lifestyles promotes a friendship bond among survivors that helps them move forward in their journey without their loved one and their military family." Jane Horton, another Arlington GSW member, said that the organization is one of the greatest blessings in her life. "It is such an honor to be a part of such a wonderful group of widows who not only understand what I have been through, but we also share the commonality of having our husbands buried in America's most hallowed ground- Arlington National Cemetery," Horton said. "The camaraderie and friendship I share with these women is something that can never be replaced or matched, and is an unspoken bond that is more powerful than words could ever describe. We are the actual visual representation of our husbands and their sacrifice, and we will stand together to honor them." GSW supports numerous activities, including races such as the Navy 5-Miler or Marine Corps Marathon, social functions and community volunteer events. The organization even helps monitor the deceased spouse's grave at Arlington, especially if the surviving spouse does not live close by. For more information or to find out how to join, log on to www.arlingtongoldstarwives.org, www.goldstarwives.org, or email viv@arlingtongoldstarwives.org.

ACE-E awards youngest student with laptop

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Gavin Hollingsworth, a student at Leckie Elementary School, is awarded a laptop computer from Area Coalitions for Education-Excellence (ACE-E) for completing their technology mentoring program. Hollingsworth is the youngest student in ACE-E's history to receive a laptop and he finished in early May so that he could be presented his laptop before his father deployed. Pictured with Gavin (left to right) is Mr. Rick Novak, ACE-E Chief Executive, his mentor Airman 1st Class Rich Ransom and Mr. Jonathan Nutter, ACE-E board member. More laptops will be awarded on June 12 during the inaugural banquet at The Bolling Club.


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dog, Yoko, a 2-year-old, doe-eyed black lab with a tranquil disposition. Simonsen received Yoko from the Paws for Purple Hearts program after being exposed to several blast incidents while deployed. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Simonsen said that Yoko has been a blessing in his life in many ways. "She helps me smile again, and she makes everyone around her smile too," he said. "I wasn't familiar with service dogs before. At first, I resisted the idea, probably out of pride. I wasn't sure what junior enlisted members would think, and I wasn't sure how compatible it would be with continued military service." After overcoming his fears and doubts about having a service dog, Simonsen said Yoko has become his unobtrusive companion, and that she helps keep him calm. Simonsen said that after he sustained his injuries in combat, his wife and four children handled the news very well, and credited The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program with reaching out and taking good care of his family. "Having a TBI makes doing easy tasks hard, and hard tasks seemingly impossible," said Simonsen. "Professionally, now, I have a passion to help highlight the invisible wounds of war. There are thousands of veterans who have sustained these types of injuries, and many think they're fighting that battle alone. The American people have a duty to help our wounded warriors. We owe them our thanks, but we owe them much more than that." Simonsen shared a couple of final thoughts that he wants people to know about him. "Faith and family are the most important things in my life," he said. "The two are complementary of one another, and are rarely ever mutually exclusive. At the end of the day, I'm a dad, a church member, and a friend." Kodlick added that anyone who works with or for Simonsen should consider themselves fortunate, and take advantage of opportunities to learn from him. "I think the world of Rich, and I would encourage those around him to take opportunities to learn as much from him as they can," he said.


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JBAB Air Force Element Change of Command

U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN STEELE C. G. BRITTON

Col. Michael Saunders, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Air Force Element commander and JBAB vice commander, speaks to those in attendance during a change of command ceremony, June 6, at the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Lawn. Saunders shared his excitement to lead and work alongside JBAB team members and its mission partners.

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Maj. Gen. Darren McDew, Air Force District of Washington commander, passes the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Air Force Element (AFELEM) guidon to Col. Michael Saunders, JBAB vice commander and AFELEM commander, during a change of command ceremony, June 6, at the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Lawn. Saunders assumed command from Col. Roy-Alan Agustin who served as the JBAB AFELEM and vice commander since the full operations capability in October 2010.

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U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Ceremonial Flight perform a pass in review during the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Air Force Element Change of Command ceremony, June 6, at the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Lawn. The change of command displayed professional drill and formations by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and ceremonial music performed by the U.S. Air Force Band.

The men and women of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling honor the colors during the national anthem at during the JBAB Air Force Element Change of Command ceremony, June 6, at the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Lawn. The change of command is a time-honored tradition in military history where several distinct words are spoken; "Sir, I relinquish command" by the outgoing commander and "Sir, I assume command" by the incoming commander.

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Col. Michael Saunders, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling vice commander and Air Force Element commander, and his wife Sharyn depart the Air Force Element Change of Command ceremony, June 6, at the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Lawn. The JBAB team welcomes Colonel Saunders and his family to the premier joint base. Pride, Teamwork, Excellence and Stewardship!

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MWR calendar Potomac Lanes: Sandwich of the Month June's Sandwich of the month is tuna on white or wheat bread, including fries and a 20-ounce, non-alcoholic drink for only $5.50! Call 202-563-1701 for more information. Story Time Every Tuesday and Thursday | 10 a.m. | Library Themes for June 2012 include: June 12 Happy Father's Day June 14 Birthdays with the U.S. Army June 19 Summer is Here! June 21 Fresh Fruits! (National Fruit and Vegetables Month) June 26 Zoo animals! (National Zoo and Aquarium Month) June 28 Let's Go Camping (National Camping Week) Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Daily Lunch Buffet Special Tuesday-Friday | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bolling Club Tuesday- Create your own panini and pair it with our homemade soup, fresh salad bar and the rest of the lunch buffet. Wednesday- Beef carvery, French fries and Yorkshire pudding Thursday- Club members, make your reservations now! All-you-can-eat smothered, baked or fried pork chops. Friday- Seafood, Chef's choice of seafood choices Members: $9.95; Non-members: $12.95 For parties of 10 or more, $1 will be added to each person's meal. Call 202-563-8400 for more information. Membership Free Drawing Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Bolling Club Washington Dining Room Here's your opportunity to win a free Sunday brunch for members only! Winners are drawn every Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Must be present to win. Members must show proper ID as well as valid club membership card. Call 202-5638400 for more information. Video Game Nights Every Wednesday and Friday | 5-7 p.m. | Library Summer is here! Stay cool in the library and check out our free video game nights! WACKY WII WEDNESDAYS - Stop in and choose from our Wii Game selection. GAMER'S CHOICE FRIDAY- Choose from Wii, Playstation 3 or X-Box 360 games. Games may only be played in the JBAB Library and must be checked out at the circulation desk; only age-appropriate games will be issued to participants. Headphones are also available upon request. Call 202-767-5578 for more information. Moms and Tots Playgroup Every Thursday | 9:45-11 a.m. | Youth Center In this class, you will get to network with other parents, play games with your toddler and gain useful information from parent interactions. Call 202-433-6151/202-767-0450 for more information. 2-for-1 Steak Dinner Every Thursday | 5-8 p.m. | Bolling Club Stop by the Club for the best deal in town! Choose from a juicy 12-ounce rib eye or sirloin steak, chicken or fish, 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 people Non-Members: $23.95 per person. Call 202-563-8400 for more information.

Movie Madness Feature Every Friday | 5 p.m.| Library Join us at the JBAB Library for our free movie madness! We feature a popular, recently released family-friendly 'G'or 'PG'-rated movie and serve complimentary theater-style popcorn and drinks. All children under 10 must be supervised by a parent or guardian 16 or older, while watching the movie. The weekly movie will be posted at the circulation desk and our mobile outside marquee. For more information, call the JBAB Library at 202-767-5578. Summer Leagues Summer leagues are now forming. Potomac Lanes is offering Youth/Adult League, Challenge League, and many conventional leagues. Call Potomac Lanes at 202-563-1701 for more information or to sign up. Cosmic Bowling - Friday and Saturday nights 8 p.m.-midnight Summer Saturdays- Noon-6 p.m. - $2 per game (not including shoes) Dollar Sundays- Noon-6 p.m. - $1 per game (not including shoes) Tie Dye T-Shirts June 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Youth Center | 9-18 years old Bring your white t-shirt to the Youth Center and explore the wonderful world of tie-dyeing. We will do two Friday nights of tie-dyeing to get your shirt ready to wear this summer. Call 202-767-4003 for more information. Champagne Sunday Brunch June 10, 17, and 24 | 10 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. Stop by for Father's Day June 17 for your chance to win four movie passes to any AMC movie theater! Members: $17.95 Non-Members: $22.95 For parties of ten or more, $1 will be added to each person's meal. Call 202-563-8400 for more information. Pre-Separation Brief June 12, 9-11 a.m. Bldg 13 June 8 June 19, 9-11 a.m. Bldg 13 June 15 June 26, 9-11 a.m. Bldg 13 June 22 Mandatory brief for service members separating or retiring. Call 202-433-6151/202-767-0450 for more information. Reintegration June 12, 19 and 26 | 2-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg. 13 This briefing is for all those returning from deployment. All spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 202-433-6151/202-7670450 for more information. Right Start June 20 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg. 13 | For all Air Force personnel new to Joint Base AnacostiaBolling. Call 202-433-6151/202-767-0450 for more information. Anger Management June 13, 20 and 27 | 9-11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg. 72 | 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 reduce unacceptable expressions of anger at home and work. Registration is required and participants must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate. Call 202-433-6151/202-767-0450 for more information. Employment Classes Date: Time: Location: Deadline: Webinar: Exploring Franchise Ownership* June 11 Noon-1 p.m. Interviewing Techniques June 14 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June 8 Job Search Strategies/Networking June 18 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June 15 Resume Writing Workshop June 19 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June 15 Applying for a Federal Job June 20 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June15 Myers-Briggs (MBTI) & Job Search** June 21 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 72 June 15 Interview Techniques June 21 1-3 p.m. Bldg 13 June 15 Troops to Teachers June 22 8 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June 15 Applying for a Federal Job (Saturday) June 23 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June 15 Resume Writing Workshop June 26 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 13 June 22 Networking for Military Spouses June 27 9 a.m.-Noon Bldg 72 June 22 Applying for a Federal Job June 29 1-3 p.m. Bldg 72 June 22 *Interested individuals may call 1-800-818-9929 at the workstation, at home, or join us at the Military and Family Support Center. **Must speak with instructor prior to registration. Registration is mandatory. Call 202-433-6151/202-7670450 for more information. Early Bird Wednesdays! June 27 | 2 p.m. | Liberty Center Call 202-685-1802 for more information. Ombudsman/Key Spouse Basic Training June 8-10 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg. 13 | For all newly appointed Ombudsmen and Key Spouses. Learn the basics of the program. Must attend all sessions to be certified. Call 202-433-6151/202-767-0450 for more information. Sponsor Training June 8 | 1:30-3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg. 13 | June 22 | 9-10 a.m. | MFSC Bldg. 13 | For all personnel assigned as a command sponsor. Call 202-433-6151/202-767-0450 for more information. Liberty Movie Trip June 8 | 6 p.m. | AMC Hoffman Center 22 Join Liberty for a night at the movies to check out the latest releases such as Men in Black 3, Prometheus or Madagascar 3! Call 202-685-1802 for more information. Atlantic City Day Trip June 9 | 8 a.m.-10 p.m. | Join ITT as we head to Atlantic City, N.J. for the day! Walk the boardwalk, shop at the outlets, test your luck at the casino and dine at a new restaurant. Price: $38.75 per person Casino Credit: TBD Call 202-404-6576 for more information.


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D.C. All volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt, commemorative coin, and a certificate of appreciation signed by the JBAB commander. For more information or to register, log on to www.navyairforcehalfmarathon.com.

Track reopened, turf in place

Leckie Elementary seeks volunteers for upcoming events

mation contact the JBAB Chapel at 202767-5900.

Contruction to the center of the running track is complete and the track is now reopened for use. The new turf field is also available for all to enjoy. Additionally, Air Force PT testing has resumed at the track.

Move preparation on June 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact the principal at 202-645-3330 or jermall.wright@dc.gov for more information.

Toastmasters Club seeks new members

Boys and Girls Club volunteer opportunity

The Bolling Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the JBAB Chapel Center. Participants can learn to hone their communication and leadership skills. Meetings are open to all services and anyone with base access. For more information call 301-452-6931 or e-mail james.queen@olg.com .

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

JBAB Girl Scouts Calling all Girls! JBAB Girl Scouts is currently preparing for the 2012- 2013 school year. Girls registered in Kindergarten - 12th grade this fall and interested in joining should contact JBABgirlscouts@yahoo.com. The troop meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the community center on Chappie James Blvd at 6 p.m. Girl Scouts; building girls with confidence, character and courage for 100 years.

Sky Vacation Bible School The JBAB Chapel will begin registration June 17 after each worship service for "Sky" Vacation Bible School. Registration cards may also be completed through the week at the Chapel Center during normal duty hours. "Sky" will be held July 9 - 13, 9 11:30 a.m. at the JBAB Chapel Center. Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to attend and will enjoy Bible adventures, crafts, snacks and more at this free event. For more infor-

Building 357 parking garage closure The parking garage at Building 357 will undergo construction throughout the summer months. Both levels will be closed June 4-12; and only the second level will be closed June 12 through mid-August. For more information, call 202-767-0508.

Volunteers needed for Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Volunteers are needed for the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Sept. 15 for the Expo, Packet Pick-up and Pasta Party at the JBAB Club, and on race day Sept. 16 on the grounds of the Washington Monument in

Chapel Schedule CATHOLIC SERVICES Weekend Mass Sunday.....9:30 a.m.......Chapel Center Reconciliation 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.

Wick Drive to undergo construction Wick Drive on JBAB's north side will be closed for construction through June 15 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. It will be open during non-peak hours and on weekends. For more information, call 202-767-8640.

AFOWC Farewell Luncheon The Air Force Officers' Wives Club will host a Garden Party Farewell Luncheon honoring AFOWC Honorary President, Suzie Schwartz from 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday, June 11 at The Bolling Club. Cost is $20. RSVP to Angie Basham at reservations@afowc.com. Menu will feature strawberry spinach salad, chicken salad, croissant, and cheesecake with fruit toppings.

Worship Guide Call 301-670-7106

CAMP SPRINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH 8040 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD • 301-868-3030 Dr. James Lowther, Pastor www.campspringschurch.com 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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