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Joint Base Journal Vol. 4, No. 3

January 25, 2013

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Obama takes oath of office, recognizes military contributions BY DONNA MILES AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than 5,000 military members – some participating in the inaugural parade, others playing musical accompaniment, firing artillery rounds into the sky or providing behind-the-scenes support – were among more than a half million people who gathered on the National Mall to watch Obama and Vice President Joe Biden enter their second term. Recognizing the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan and the ramping down of more than a decade of conflict, Obama offered high praise during his inaugural address for U.S. service members,

their contributions and sacrifices. “Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage,” he said. “Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm.” Obama expressed hope for a more peaceful future, noting that Americans understand that “enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” Americans are “heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends,” the president said. “And we must carry those lessons into this time as well.” The president affirmed the nation’s resolve to defend its people and uphold its values through


President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., right, in a public inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21.

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Coast Guard, Maryland police join forces to provide security during inauguration BY PAUL BELLO JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING, D.C. – Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Washington, along with officers from the Maryland State Police and several neighboring counties like Prince George and Queen Anne, came together Jan. 21 to provide waterside security in support of the 57th presidential inauguration. Units consisting of Guardsmen and local police conducted patrols along the Potomac River to help enforce security zones within the National Capital Region (NCR). Capt. Kevin Kiefer, commander of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, discussed the joint venture during a media briefing on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling the Friday be-

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Capt. Kevin Kiefer, commander of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, outlines waterside security measures for the 57th presidential inauguration during a media briefing last week on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. fore the inauguration. In addition to waterside security, enforcement would include traffic control, com-

munications and medical support. “The primary focus is to ensure the safety of the public during


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the inauguration. Working with other law enforcement agencies helps augment resources during a major event like this,” Kiefer said. “While there’s no maritime threat, we must be fully prepared for anything that could happen. Commercial vehicles are even operating under specific security measures.” That’s the big difference from the 2009 presidential inauguration, Kiefer noted. At this year’s event, he said commercial vessels and water taxis would allowed into a certain zone along the Potomac only after receiving special permission from the Coast Guard. That was not the case previously. Capt. David Larsen, special operations commander for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, said the working relationship

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between all the agencies involved was stellar. “There are a lot of pieces involved with providing security during a presidential inauguration,” Larsen said. “That’s why it’s so important for everyone to be on the same page. I think the overall collaboration of forces this year was phenomenal.” In preparation for the inauguration, the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard worked around the clock to ensure that hundreds of personnel arriving for the occasion had proper berthing arrangements, uniform items and training. The Honor Guard also had members train recruits, Coast Guard Academy cadets and other marching elements on how to properly march in the inaugural parade.


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Morin talks sequestration, near-term budget actions BY STAFF SGT. DAVID SALANITRI AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AGENCY

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The acting under secretary of the Air Force described how the nation’s fiscal challenges are affecting the service to a group of civic and industry leaders in Arlington, Va., Jan. 15. Dr. Jamie Morin spoke to members of industry, the Air Force, the Air Force Association and media as part of AFA’s monthly breakfast program that provides a venue for senior Air Force and Department of Defense leaders to communicate directly with the public and the press. Despite the encouraging progress made by Congress by enacting the Defense Authorization Bill and delaying the spending cuts that would have been put in place by the budget control act, Morin said, “there’s a lot more work to be done.” Air Force officials are bracing for the potential combined impact of operating under a continuing resolution and the looming possibility of sequestration. “The uncertainty associated with this threat makes it even harder for the institutions of defense,” Morin said. “It greatly


complicates resource planning at a time when we need to squeeze the maximum amount of combat capability out of each tax dollar that is entrusted to us.” Morin and Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer issued guidance to all major commands Jan. 14, outlining near-term actions to reduce spending rates and


WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls. Civilian pay makes up a large share of the Air Force’s operating budget. With budgetary uncertainty and a projected fiscal year 2013 $1.8 billion shortfall in the Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, Air Force leadership is taking these immediate actions to reduce the force’s expenditure rate. The temporary hiring freeze applies to all positions that are open to applicants outside the Air Force for permanent, temporary and term vacancies in all appropriations, according to the memo. Reassignments and promotions within the current work force will continue because they do not affect the current force size. The memo, issued by Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Ser-

vices, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., states hiring actions already in progress where a selection was made and an entry on duty date already established will continue, and set EODs may remain. External hiring actions where a job offer has not been made will be withdrawn. Exemptions from previous hiring controls do not carry over. Additionally, commanders are directed to immediately release temporary employees, and not renew term employees. All temporary and term employees, to include reemployed annuitants that are not considered mission critical, should be separated in accordance with already established procedures. More specific guidance on actions related to the civilian workforce hiring freeze and management of temporary and term employees is being developed and will be distributed through command channels as soon as details are available. “These are uncharted waters concerning the federal budget and the effect it will have on the Air Force,” Jones said in the memo. “It is imperative we work closely together to balance mission needs and minimize impacts to our dedicated civilian employees and their families.”

minimize budget execution risks. “We put restrictions in place of civilian hiring; we directed curtailment of non-readiness and nonmission critical flight operations and travel; we also said defer, curtail and reduce any non-essential purchases,” said Morin. “Similarly, we said we’re willing to accept a bit of pause in our

facility sustainment, renovations modernization and we should focus resources only on emergency work.” At a glance, these actions may seem substantial, but Morin emphasized that sequestration would be much harsher. “The actions that we’ve directed so far, only take a small step towards sequestration reductions,” Morin said. “This is in no way, shape or form implementing a sequestration reduction. If sequestration is triggered and we remain under a continuing resolution for a year, the impacts are blunt, the impacts are heavy, and they are very serious.” In light of the unknown, Morin stressed the importance of leaders working together and sticking to the defense strategy. “The tighter the resource environment, the more critical that the Nation and the defense establishment align closer to the new strategic guidance,” he said. “Uncertainty does not give us a pass on our need to do good strategy and our need to make good resource choices in the near term, medium term and the long term.” Though Morin said he believes the strategy aligns well with U.S. security and economic interests, as well as the global environment, there are a host of implications

that come from the strategy - to include a balanced force structure, the need to improve readiness levels and a requirement to modernize the force. “These are principles that Air Force leaders use to guide budget decisions in 2013; principles that we intend to stick by in 2014, and the future,” Morin said, highlighting the importance of preserving the Air Force’s distinctive capabilities. “We believe the current budget is right-sized to provide those goals and to meet the requirements, but it involves making tough choices.” One of those choices was to trade size for quality, he said, adding that throughout the budget planning process leaders will remain focused on preserving key military advantage. “We are facing a complicated, uncertain fiscal environment. There will be pressure to choose between fiscal responsibility and a strong national defense -- that is, in my mind at least, a false choice,” Morin said. “We can and should recognize that the longterm health of the U.S. economy, the U.S. military and our position in the world depends on us being good stewards in defense and getting more combat capability out of each dollar.”

Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training BY C. TODD LOPEZ ARMY NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - In advance of possible extreme budget cuts that could arrive in March, Army leadership has called for an immediate hiring freeze and spelled out other pre-emptive measures meant to help the service prepare for a fiscal cliff. In a memo dated Jan. 16, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, laid out 15 “near-term” actions to help the Army “reduce our expenditure rate and mitigate budget execution risks in order to avoid even more serious future fiscal shortfalls.” “We expect commanders and supervisors at all levels to implement both the guidance contained in this memorandum and the detailed instructions to follow,” wrote McHugh and Odierno. “The fiscal situation and outlook are serious.” First among those actions is an immediate freeze on civilian hiring, though Army leaders have left commanders with some latitude in the policy for “humanitarian and mission-critical purposes.” Also among employment-relat-

ed measures spelled out in the memo is a termination of temporary employees when “consistent with mission requirements.” The memo also directs installation commanders to reduce base operations support for fiscal year 2013, which runs from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 31, 2013, to levels that are about 70 percent of fiscal year 2012. Commanders have been asked to reduce support to community and recreational activities and to also reduce utilities consumption “to the maximum extent possible.” Non-mission-essential training activities are also up for reduction. In particular, training not related to maintaining “readiness for Operation Enduring Freedom, the Korean forward-deployed units, Homeland Defense and the Division Ready Brigade.” Also targeted is conference attendance and professional training that is not mission essential. The secretary and the chief have also directed installation commanders to cease facility sustainment activity that is not “directly connected to matters of life, health or safety,” and to stop restoration and modernization projects. Army senior leadership has

also spelled out changes for Army acquisition, logistics and technology. All production contracts and research, development, testing and evaluation contracts that exceed $500 million must be reviewed by the under secretary of defense for acquisition, logistics and technology. The assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology must also assess the impacts of “budgetary uncertainty” on science and technology accounts. The secretary and chief of staff state civilian furloughs could be a “last resort” possibility in fiscal year 2013. “Therefore, no action should be taken with regard to furloughs without the express approval of the secretary of the Army.” Any measures taken as a result of the Jan. 16 memo must be reversible, the document states. “At this point, the steps should focus on actions that are reversible if the budgetary situation improves and should minimize harm to readiness,” McHugh and Odierno write. The memo also notes that “funding related to wartime operations and Wounded Warrior programs” will not be affected.

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JOINT BASE ANACOSTIABOLLING - The Commanderin-Chief Ball is becoming a time honored tradition in the nation’s capital since its inception in 2005 by then President George W. Bush. The special occasion allows the president, first lady and vice-president to meet, dine and dance the night away with service members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces. The 2013 presidential inauguration did not disappoint, as guests came away with memories and plenty of stories to tell. Without a doubt, Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria Nelson has a story that will last a lifetime. Nelson, a medical technician with the 579th Medical Operations Squadron on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, was one of four service members chosen to join the Obamas and Bidens for the traditional first dance at this year’s ball, which was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Jan. 21 following the president’s second-term inauguration. According to Nelson, the experience of meeting and dancing with President Obama on this

night and for this occasion was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “My experience is indescribable,,” Nelson said. “I was nervous in the beginning, but after meeting the president and first lady, they put me at ease. They are really down to earth people.” Nelson, a native of Indianapolis, Ind. who joined the Air Force in 2002, said the president was very nice and that they discussed family while enjoying their dance together. “I also let him know how much I appreciated this opportunity and how much it meant to my mother,” Nelson said. “My mother was so excited for me to be dancing with him.” Other selected service members were Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling, of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.; Army Staff Sgt. Keesha Dentino, of Fort Myer, Va. and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Figueroa, a wounded warrior at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Service members were chosen by a selection board made up of senior enlisted leaders from the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, a task force of DOD military and civilian members brought together to support the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

The board met with and reviewed the records and accomplishments of more than 50 individuals who were submitted by senior leadership within each service. Considering factors like combat experience and volunteer efforts, the board aimed to identify individuals who would best tell the story of their services. “These men and women represent their service in an honorable and professional way. We are excited to afford them this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of the presidential inauguration,” said Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Julius Spain, who participated in the selection process as the senior enlisted board member representing the Marine Corps and serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the Joint Team Special Events, JTFNCR. The Commander-in-Chief’s Ball is for members of the U.S. military, including active duty and reserve military members, Medal of Honor recipients, wounded warriors and their spouses, among others. (The Joint Task Force – National Capital Region 57th Presidential Inauguration Committee contributed to this story)

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As we acknowledge the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s important to acknowledge Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, a mentor to Dr. King. Mays was born on August 1, 1894. His mother and father were emancipated from slavery in 1863 at the ages of 9 and 3, respectively. At an early age Mays dreamed of receiving an education and eliminating legally sanctioned segregation. He achieved both. Mays was a person of integrity who played a behind-the-scene role during the Civil Rights Movement. He became King’s mentor in 1944 and he built a strong network to support King’s undergraduate and graduate studies. As president of Morehouse College, Mays admitted the 15 year old prodigy. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s of sociology, Mays then recommended King’s admittance to the Chester Crozier Theological Seminary. When King gained enrollment at the seminary, Mays’ former professor from the University of Chicago was its president. In 1951, King graduated from the seminary and was accepted into the Doctorate of Systematic Theology Program at Boston University. While there Mays’ protégé Howard Thurman mentored Dr. King through the rigors of the doctorate program. After


four years of study, King graduated with his Ph.D. Mays would continue mentoring King until his assassination on April 4, 1968. Prior to King’s assassination, Dr. Ralph Abernathy made an interesting observation about the relationship between Mays and King. Abernathy recalled Mrs. Sadie Mays becoming upset when she discovered that King borrowed liberally from Mays’ sermons without giving credit for the original idea. During chapel services at Morehouse, King was considered a genius and Mays was possibly seen as a plagiarist. In spite of this slight, Mays gave the benediction at the 1963 march on Washington and was the eulogist at King’s funeral in 1968. Mays was truly a man of integrity; he never corrected his pupil and allowed King to receive full credit for using his ideas. Reusing or adopting the eloquent words of fellow civil rights leaders, without citation, was common practice. In another incident, reporter Jeffrey Zaslow described how the Rev. Archibald Carey Jr.’s daughter, Carolyn Carey-Jones, wished King had credited her father for the phrase “Let freedom ring from the hilltops of New Hampshire… from the mighty mountains of New York…from the stone mountain of Georgia…from lookout mountain of Tennessee….” Reverend Carey used the original idea when he addressed the 1952 Republican National Convention. Carey was only one of many ministers whose

speeches and sermons King and others borrowed because it was common practice of his day. It was common practice because, according to my research, the American education system did not support equality across racial lines. Therefore, a complete understanding of the academic crime of plagiarism did not permeate the campuses where underfunded Americans received their education. As a fellow academic, I can relate to Dr. Mays’ dilemma and his acquiescence to the practice. By allowing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the liberality to borrow his words without citation , it gave way to a non-violent equality movement which benefited American women and minorities since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Americans, we should take up the banner and follow suit by building a network to help American youth achieve greater heights - mentoring them to lead America and the world to embrace diversity. (Editor’s Note: Milton Lawler is a retired master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force. He served from 19731993 and is currently president of The Lawler Association/Ashante Fe’ Education Ltd. He also serves as director for both the El Shaddai Outreach Temple and Maryland Institute of Language and Technology)

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Naval Academy faculty member receives MLK Drum Major Award FROM U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -The U.S. Naval Academy’s Division of Professional Development director the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award” at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards dinner at La Fountaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Md., Jan. 18. Capt. Stanley Keeve received the award which recognizes an individual or organization that keeps the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive through their words, deeds and actions. The event is hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. “The Naval Academy is thrilled to have one of our own honored,” said Naval Academy Superintendent, Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller. “Capt. Keeve plays a key role in admitting the most talented young men and women in America and is directly responsible for preparing them as midshipmen to excel as professional officers in the Navy and Marine Corps through classroom instruction, local navigation and seamanship training on Naval Academy craft, and at sea experiences with op-

erational fleets.” The mission of the Division of Professional Development is to prepare Midshipmen to become professional officers in the Naval and Marine Corps services. The department provides the opportunity for midshipmen to move out of the classroom and experience life at sea with operational fleets. Keeve is a native of Landover, Md. and a 1980 graduate from Bladensburg High School. He received a commission in the Navy in 1990 after graduating from College of New Jersey, in Ewing, N.J. and went on to command two navy ships, USS Guardian (MCM-5) in Japan and USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) in Mayport, Fla. Keeve came to the Naval Academy in 2010 and served as the chairman of Seamanship and Navigation from 2010-2011. He is currently serving as the director of the Division of Professional Development and chairman of Naval Academy Admissions Board. Keeve’s previous personal awards include the Defense

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AF bandsman wins prestigious award BY SENIOR MASTER SGT. JOE JACKSON U.S. AIR FORCE BAND

WASHINGTON - The men and women of The U.S. Air Force Band congratulate Technical Sgt. Luke Wedge as the recipient of the Col. Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award. The Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award acknowledges U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard enlisted musicians, and honors the memory of retired Army Col. Finley R. Hamilton, who succumbed to cancer while serving as president of the National Band Association (NBA). Col. Hamilton served 35 years in the Army Band Program, retiring from service as the Commander and Conductor of the United States Army Field Band. This annual award captures Col. Hamilton’s dedication to the musicians of the armed forces and his tireless championing of outstanding musician leaders in service bands from all branches. The recipients of this distinguished award exhibit outstanding musical and leadership excellence. Sgt. Wedge was one of only 8 Airmen selected for this award. The U.S. Air Force Band’s commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang was ecstatic as he congratulated Sgt. Wedge. “Bravo Luke! Thank you for the extraordi-


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Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service, Navy/Marine Corp Commendation, Army Commendation, and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medals. In 1988, Alderman Carl O. Snowden founded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner. The dinner was designed to honor the legacy of Dr. King by honoring men and women who through their deeds, words, and actions, helped keep his legacy



Tech. Sgt. Luke Wedge is the recent recipient of the Col. Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award.

nary work you do for our Air Force each and every day,” Lang said. Originally from Hutchinson, Kan., Wedge is a violinist with The Air Force Strings. His Air Force career began in 2003.

alive. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner, which started in Annapolis, soon outgrew facilities located in the city. The dinner has attracted more than 1,200 patrons annually throughout the metropolitan region. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. committee consists of volunteers from various racial backgrounds who meet monthly to plan for the aforementioned event. The organization is open to anyone who shares the vision of Dr. King and is willing to serve as an active member of the various subcommittees.


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ARLINGTON. Va. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus rolled out his new “Four Ps” during a speech at the 25th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Arlington, Va. Jan. 17. Mabus said the Four Ps of “People, Platforms, Power and Partnerships” are a way to bin key areas that are interrelated priorities for the Navy. “A top priority of mine and of our Navy is people...taking care of our people,” Mabus said. “Unlike most organizations, we push responsibility down... down in rank, down in age, and day-in, day-out we get the type of positive results we need and expect.” Mabus added that although the majority of Sailors are responsible and successful, leadership realized that there needed to be more attention paid to programs to ensure their mental, emotional and physical well-being. In response, the Navy introduced the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative to maintain or improve the resilience of the force. Recognizing abuse of alcohol was a common factor in sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide and other issues, breathalyzers were brought into commands to help prevent alcohol-related incidents. “This is not intended to be punitive. But, if you pop positive when reporting for duty, we’re going to get you into a program to help you,” he said. “We don’t

want a career or life-threatening alcohol-related incident, and because of that we have to focus on health - physical, mental and emotional.” Mabus also noted that part of maintaining the health of the fleet means taking steps to help Sailors as they transition out of the Navy by ensuring they have access to education, training and employment opportunities. This is especially true for wounded warriors. “Last year, we set a goal to hire one wounded warrior a day in the Navy,” he said. “We tripled it... we hired over 1,000 wounded veterans.” The Navy is also helping those want to join the military, by reestablishing the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in universities such as Harvard, Yale and Columbia, and implementing it for the first time at other colleges like Arizona State University. “No one should be denied the honor of serving this country,” Mabus said. The second P, platforms, refers to the ships, aircraft, submarines, unmanned vehicles and hardware the Navy buys and builds. For the Surface Navy Association audience, Mabus focused on shipbuilding programs as a strategic priority for the Navy today and in the future. “I think that we have made great strides in ship building,” Mabus said. “We’re getting the ships we need, the mix we need and the numbers we need while being good stewards of the taxpayer’s money. I’m proud of where we are.”


Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks at the 25th annual Surface Navy Association Symposium held recently in Arlington, Va. In his remarks, Mabus discussed the four Ps of “People, Platforms, Power and Partnerships” as a way to highlight key areas that are interrelated priorities for the Navy. “We owe the shipbuilding industry transparency... I feel we’re giving them that,” he said. “In turn, they owe us that every ship built without major design changes, should cost us less than the one before it. This is happening, and we currently have 288 ships.” Additionally, Mabus noted that the Navy has 42 ships currently under contract and is making steady progress toward building a fleet of 300 ships by the end of the decade. The third P, power, focuses on Mabus’ five energy goals which include pursuing energy efficiencies and alternative sources of

energy. “The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of fossil fuels in the world,” he said. “Every time a barrel of oil goes up one dollar, it costs the Navy 30 million dollars.” Mabus illustrated that additional cost in terms of steaming days, saying it was roughly the equivalent of 142 steaming days for LHDs or 293 days of combat operations for an Arleigh Burke class destroyer. Last year the Navy demonstrated the Great Green Fleet in Hawaii, as part of RIMPAC. The Great Green Fleet included a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, aircraft and ships operating on

50/50 blends of traditional and advanced biofuels, and several firsts such as underway and airto-air refueling using biofuels. “Something truly remarkable happened when we demonstrated the Great Green Fleet,” Mabus said. “Nothing. Not a single engine or process had to be changed. They simply did not know the difference,” continued Mabus. “I don’t want to fly less, steam less or deploy less. And I don’t think we have to, but we have to make this move.” Partnerships may be the last P, but they’re a top priority according to Mabus who links it back to our new Defense Strategy and its focus on innovative, small footprint engagements around the world. “The Navy is America’s away team,” he said. “When we’re working, we’re usually a long way from home. Because of that we need to build partnerships, build capacity around the world. Our presence around the world, working with our friends and allies, is important, and the demand will continue to increase.” Mabus concluded by telling the audience the Navy and Marine Corps team, America’s Away Team, stands ready to answer all bells. “We are and will continue to be the finest fighting force the world has ever known,” Mabus said.

Navy increases alcohol education, awareness efforts BY U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy announced plans Jan. 23 to promote safety and provide education and awareness on the dangers of irresponsible alcohol use and the negative impact it has on mission accomplishment, by introducing the use of alcohol detection devices (ADD) across the fleet. As part of the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, SECNAV approved the use of ADDs as another tool available for commanders to deter irresponsible


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both the “strength of arms and rule of law” – and with an arm extended to its friends as well as adversaries to help lay conditions for long-term peace. “We will show the courage to

use of alcohol and assist in identifying service members who may require support and assistance with alcohol use decisions. U.S. Fleet Forces conducted a “pilot test” on ADDs with 13 sea and shore commands during the 100 days of summer from May 24 through Sept. 30, 2012. The data collected fleet-wide was used to develop the processes and policy for how best to implement a program Navy-wide. The office of the Chief of Naval Operations approved OPNAV Instruction 5350.8 Jan. 22, which established policies and procedures for the use of the hand-held devices Navy-wide. “Fleet feedback was instru-

mental in the development of this policy,” said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces. “The test verified that the majority of our service members, who choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly. It also verified that our commanding officers need a flexible program that serves to increase the Navy’s awareness about the impacts of alcohol.” Gortney and Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, in a joint-message to commanders said the new program will complement current command efforts to educate service members on the responsible use of alcohol. The program also promotes

standards of safety, education and training, and awareness. According to the instruction, the objective of ADD is to promote safety and education on the effects of alcohol use decisions, and enhances leadership awareness and understanding of their unit’s alcohol use culture. “Deterring irresponsible use of alcohol is essential to the readiness of our fleet and ensuring the health and safety of our service members and units,” said Gortney. “Fleet Forces, in partnership with Pacific Fleet, will remain engaged in providing service members the tools and resources to make these responsible choices. The ADD is one of many tools

commanders have to educate service members.” Focused on those in a duty status and during normal working hours, the device is not intended to test those in an authorized leave or liberty status. Commanding officers may also use ADD results as a basis to further evaluate a service member’s fitness for duty through use of a Competence for Duty examination. The instruction applies to all active duty, reserve and personnel from other services assigned to Navy units in any capacity. Alcohol detection devices will begin arriving to commands in February.

try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear,” he said. Meanwhile, “America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe,” he said. “We will renew

those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation.” The United States will support democracy around the world, “because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for free-

dom,” Obama said. “And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.”

Obama urged the nation to put partisanship aside and come together to support their universal ideals. “With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom,” he said.

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First Friday

Feb. 1 | 5 p.m. to Midnight | Washington Dining Room Join us for the first Friday of the month of February! DJ will play from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Wii Dance Party

Feb. 1 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Youth Center | 9 to 18 years old Join us for the best Wii Dance Party at JBAB! Sign up at the front desk.

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

Feb. 2 | 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Blue Knob Resort, PA | Sign up by Feb. 1 Come along to the Blue Knob Resort in Claysburg Pennsylvania for Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. We will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center at 5:30 a.m. and depart at 6 a.m. Cost for transportation is $27 per person. Each participant will pay for their trial fees, $14 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under at the resort. You are welcome to bring your own equipment or rent it at the resort for $14.

Champagne Sunday Brunch

Feb. 3, 10 & 24 | 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Bolling Club Washington Dining Room Feast on a abundant selection of shrimp, fresh oysters, salads, baked and fried chicken, turkey, beef, fish, grits, bacon, vegetables, seasonal fruits, eggs benedict, made-to-order waffles and omelets, homemade banana pudding, assorted cakes and pies. Club Members: $17.95 Non-Members: $22.95. For parties of ten or more, $1 will be added to each person’s meal.

Liberty Super Bowl Party

Feb. 3 | 8 p.m. | Liberty America’s Unofficial Holiday and Liberty is the place to be to watch the NFL’s best team battle it out for the World Championship! Get here early to get a good seat and enjoy the food and refreshments.


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MWR calendar

Feb. 4, 11 & 25 | 11 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 13 Adecco staffing is the leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions. If you’re looking for a new job opportunity, it means Adecco USA gives you access to more companies than anyone else and give you the resources you need to realize your career goals.


Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26 | 9 to 11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 This class is mandatory for all personnel retiring/separating from the military.

Story Time

Tuesday and Thursday | 10 a.m. | Library Theme’s for February 2013 include: Feb. 5: We Love Our Presidents Feb. 7: Love your Library Feb. 12: Mardi Gras! Feb. 14: Valentines & Birthday Celebrations! Feb. 19: Princess & the Frog Feb. 21: Healthy Smiles Feb. 26: International Polar Bear Day Feb. 28: We love Rosa Parks

Resume Writing Workshop

Feb. 5 | Noon to 3:30 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 1 Feb. 19 | 9 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 15 Learn techniques to write an effective resume.

Right Start

Feb. 6 13, 20 & 27 | 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by the Friday before each class For all personnel new to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Come and learn about what JBAB has to offer. Family members are highly encouraged to attend. You must sign up.

Paying for College

This class is for anyone that will be deploying and their family members.

Feb. 6 | 8 to 9 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 72 Learners should be able to: Compare and evaluate different college funding options. Identify resources for researching financing alternatives.

Employment Classes for February



Feb. 4, 11 & 25 | 9 to 11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg

Sign up the Friday before each class Adecco Brief Feb 4 | 11 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Resume Writing Workshop Feb 5 | Noon to 3 p.m. | Bldg 13 Adecco Brief Feb 11 | 11 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Lunchtime Webinar: Exploring Franchise Ownership Feb 11 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. | Bldg 13 Tips to a Federal Career Feb 13 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Applying for a Federal Job Feb 14 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Resume Writing Workshop Feb 19 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Applying for a Federal Job Feb 19 | Noon to 3 p.m. | Bldg 13 Meet the Employer Event Feb 20 | 8 a.m. to Noon | Bolling Club Dress for Success Feb 20 | 1 to 4 p.m. | Bolling Club Interviewing Techniques Feb 21 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Applying for a Federal Job Feb 22 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Adecco Brief Feb 25 | 11 a.m. to Noon | Bldg 13 Applying for a Federal Job Feb 26 | Noon to 3 p.m. | Bldg 13

Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 | 9 to 11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 This class is a briefing for all those returning from deployment. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Call to register.

Anger Management

Feb. 6 & 13 | 9 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 72 | Sign up by Feb. 1 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 both sessions to receive a certificate.

Seafood Buffet

Feb. 6 | 5 to 8 p.m. | Washington Dining Room Come and enjoy a wide variety of crab legs, steamed shrimp, fresh oysters, fried oysters, fish and shrimp, fried chicken, clam chowder, salad bar and homemade banana pudding along with dozens of assorted cakes and pies.

Suicide Prevention Coordinator Training

Feb. 7 | 2 to 3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 72 | Sign up by Feb. 1 Do you know what to do if someone tells you that they want to take their own life? What do you say? Who do you call? Join us to learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, what resources are available and how to teach others about suicide prevention. Help save a life.

Patch Club

Feb. 7 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Library Calling all children ages 7 to 12!! If you have a love of reading or are working on it, join us in Patch Club! We feature various games and projects to keep our members engaged in an exciting manner. Some of the activities include puppet shows, crafts, posters, occasional parties and much more. Members earn patches upon completion of reading requirements. We will discuss books read during the previous month and discover a new genre at each meeting. The genre for Feb. will be “Biography”. New members are encouraged to join the Patch Club!

Sponsor Training

Feb. 8 | 1:30 to 3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 1 Feb. 22 | 9 to 10:30 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 15 For all personnel that are assigned as a command sponsor.

Make your own Photo Cube

Feb. 8-9 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Youth Center |Sign up by Feb. 7 | 9 to 18 years old Come and join us for an evening of making your own photo cube. Bring along 3-4 photos of friends family, pets, etc and decorate your own photo cube to put in your room. Sign up at the front desk.

Ombudsman/Key Spouse Assembly w/ Advanced Training

Feb. 9 | 9 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 1 A quarterly meeting for trained Ombudsman and Key Spouses. Advanced training will follow assembly.

Liberty Ski Trip

Feb. 9 | 9 a.m. | White Tail Ski Resort Join Liberty for our ski trip of the new year as we head to White Tail Ski Resort for a full day of hitting the slopes!

Triple Play Golf Challenge

Feb. 9 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Youth Center | 9 to 18 years old The JBAB Youth Center is looking for preteens and teens to test their skills in a Triple Play Golf Challenge. Come and show your skills as you are challenged with your golf grip, coordinate your body swing and keeping your eye on the ball. Sign up at the front desk.

Lunchtime Webinar: Exploring Franchise Ownership

Feb. 11 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 8 Come and obtain information on business franchises.

Credit Management

Feb. 12 | 8 to 9 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 72 Learners should be able to establish and maintain good credit and determine a safe debt load.

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Making the Rules and Following Them

Feb. 12 | 9 to 11 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 72 | Sign up by Feb. 8 Rules are meant to be broken… or so they say! Come and learn how to makes family rules so that your children are less likely to break them. Structure your home and get what you want while teaching your children valuable lessons in responsibility and respect. All are welcome!

Mardi Gras Celebration

Feb. 12 | 6 p.m. | Liberty It’s Fat Tuesday and Liberty is throwing a celebration! Swing by for some refreshments and take in the festivities at the Liberty Center.

Membership Breakfast

Feb. 12 | 7 to 9 a.m. | Bolling Club - Washington Dining Room Feb. 12th is International Pancake Day! Enioy the benefit of being a Club Member, “Make the Right Choice and Get Rewarded!” In addition to a FREE Breakfast buffet, our Club Members will have the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

February Fitness Challenge of the Month

Feb. 13 | Fitness Center I or II Physical fitness has a lot to do with how strong you are relative to your body weight. Push ups are one of the basic tests used by trainers to determine upper body strength. They are one of the best exercises for the chest. They also work the abs, triceps, shoulders and torso. Come to the Fitness Center I and II to take the ATOMIC PUSHUP CHALLENGE. Come alone or bring a friend or co-worker.

Thrift Savings Plan

Feb. 13 | 8 a.m. | MFSC Bldg 72 Learn what TSP is, how to enroll and participate and about investment funds and options.

Tips to a Federal Career

Feb. 13 | 9 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 8 Looking to start a career in the Federal Government? Learn the steps to starting a federal career.

Birthday Lunch

Feb. 13 | 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Washington Dining Room For all Club Members with a birthday in February, show your Club card and proof of your February birthday and receive a complimentary lunch buffet and a slice of birthday cake.

Command Financial Specialist Refresher Training

Feb. 14 | 8 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 72 | Sign up by Feb. 8 This class is a required refresher training for Command Financial Specialist.

Applying for a Federal Job

Feb. 14 | 9 a.m. to Noon | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 8 Feb. 19 | 1 to 3:30 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 15 Feb. 22 | Noon to 3 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 15 Feb. 26 | Noon to 3:30 p.m. | MFSC Bldg 13 | Sign up by Feb. 22 Learn the techniques for applying for a federal job.


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Miscellaneous items related to your health, your career, your life and your community Thrift Shop Reopening The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop has relocated to Enterprise Hall (building 72). The store hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30 6:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information call 202-433-3364.

JBAB Girl Scouts Calling all Girls! Girls registered in Kindergarten - 12th grade this fall and interested in joining should contact 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.

Jogging path closed The jogging path by Giesboro Park is closed until further notice. An alternate route has been provided.

Winter Parking Special at National Harbor


The National Harbor will be offering one hour of free parking Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 31st. Take a stroll along the waterfront, meet up with some friends for lunch, or pick up a gift for someone

special. Not valid at parking meters or Gaylord National parking areas set aside for monthly parkers or overnight guests.

Boys and Girls Club volunteer opportunity The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington needs volunteer coaches for their youth baseball league for 10-year-olds and 12-year-olds. For more information or to sign up, call 512-560-5548 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. or email

Navy Wives Clubs of America The D.C. Metro chapter of Navy Wives Clubs of America, Eleanor Roosevelt #37, hosts meetings every second Thursday of the month to discuss and plan volunteer activities in the local military and civilian communities. Military spouses of all branches are welcome to attend. For more information, email or visit our Facebook Page at

Toastmasters Club seeks members The Bolling Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday from 12:151:15 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. Call 301-4526931 or email

JBAB photo studio closure The JBAB Public Affairs photo studio is closed until further notice. For official studio photography support, contact 11th Wing Public Affairs at 240612-4430.

AFOWC Thrift Shop The Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club Thrift Shop is located at 13 Brookley Ave and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations are accepted during business hours only. Profits from the AFOWC Thrift shop go towards college scholarships and other military charitable organizations. For more information about the AFOWC or its Thrift Shop call 202-563-6666 or email

Protocol & Special Events Office has moved The JBAB Protocol & Special Events Office has moved to Building P-12. Coordinator Karen Smith’s new phone number is 202-767-7710.

Chapel Center hosting Men’s Conference The Chapel Center is having a twoday Men’s Conference Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Jan. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 202-767-5900.


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