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  • By Jim Dresbach


    Staff Writer

    On the 2015 National

    Day of Prayer, Navy Yard

    shooting survivor Jennifer

    Bennett explained her

    relationship with the

    power of spiritual conver-

    sation at the 9th Annual

    Military and Civilian

    Chaplain Interagency

    Conference held at the

    Fort Myer Off icers

    Club May 7.

    Bennett, a featured

    speaker at the conference,

    was critically wounded

    Sept. 16, 2013, and after

    sheltering in place, she

    and a number of her co-

    workers began to reach

    out to God for others.

    We started to pray.We

    first prayed for the shooter

    [Aaron Alexis]. Then we

    prayed for the shooters

    mother. That was very

    heartbreaking, Bennett

    said as her voice cracked

    during a question-and-

    answer session with an

    audience that numbered

    close to 100 military and

    civilian chaplains.

    Bennet t , deput y

    chief of staff, Naval Sea

    Systems Command, gave

    a first-hand account of

    her involvement of the

    Navy Yard incident,

    how her faith aided in

    her perseverance and

    her emotional, heartfelt

    appreciation of Joint Force


    Capital Region and the

    U.S. Army Military

    District of Washingtons

    chaplaincy were all parts

    of her address.

    You each and each

    of you are the ones who

    are called. You are Gods

    lion chasers, Bennett

    said of the entire con-

    gregation of chaplains.

    Lion chasers are the

    By Guv Callahan

    Pentagram Staff Writer

    Army spouse Corie Weathers

    was named 2015Military Spouse

    of the Year during the 8th Annual

    Armed Forces InsuranceMilitary

    Spouse of the Year ceremonyMay

    8 on the Fort Myer portion of

    Joint BaseMyer-HendersonHall.

    The ceremony recognizes

    military spouses contributions

    to their families, the military

    community and the nation by

    selecting an exemplary spouse

    from each of the militarys six

    branches. From those six, an

    overall national honoree is chosen.

    Corie is a licensed therapist

    and the wife of Army Capt.

    Matthew Weathers, a chaplain

    at Fort Gordon, Ga. There she

    uses her degree to provide coun-

    seling to both service members

    and their families.

    During her husbands first

    deployment to Afghanistan, Corie

    counseled spouses whose service

    members had died in the line of

    duty. She and her husband also

    host weekend retreats for military

    couples to help strengthen and

    grow their marriages.

    Corie said she tries to bring

    happiness and comfort to those in

    need through simple connection.

    Joy comes from connection,

    and it comes through empathy

    in that moment where you sit

    across from someone and you

    Army wife named Military Spouse of the Year

    see SPOUSE, page 4

    Navy Yard shooting chaplaincy response, power

    of prayer the themes at annual conference

    Vol. 62, No. 19 May 14, 2015 Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall


    News Notes

    JBM-HH Safety Day

    JBM-HH and the 3d U.S.

    Infantry Regiment (The Old

    Guard) will host an annual

    safety day event May 15, 9

    a.m. to 2 p.m. on Summerall

    Field on the FortMyer portion

    of Joint BaseMyer-Henderson

    Hall. This event is intended

    to raise awareness of multiple

    types of safety, from motor

    vehicles and weapons safety

    to water and office safety,

    according to the JBM-HH

    Safety Office. There will

    also be a motorcycle safety

    ride May 15 starting at 7:30

    a.m. at the parking lot across

    from the Community Center

    on Fort Myer. Sponsored by

    Headquarters Command

    Battalion and Headquarters

    and Serv ice Battal ion,

    HendersonHall, the safety ride

    includes a round-trip ride to

    Shenandoah State Park, and is

    intended to help motorcyclists

    learn and develop cohesion

    with other riders. For more

    information on the JBM-HH

    Safety Day, call 703-696-

    0828. For more information

    regarding themotorcycle safety

    ride, call 703-696-3375 or


    Army Ten-Miler

    qualifier series

    JBM-HH Family and

    Mora le , Wel fa re and

    Recreation will sponsor a team

    of 36 runners for the 2015

    Army Ten-Miler Oct. 11. The

    first 10K qualifier to try out for

    this years team isMay 15, 6:45

    a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness

    Center, Bldg. 414 on the Fort

    Myer portion of the joint base.

    Registration and participation

    is free. Only active duty service

    members are eligible for spaces

    on this years JBM-HHATM

    see NEWS NOTES, page 4

    Index Local forecast

    Holiday hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2

    Throwback Thursday. . . . . . . . . . page 2

    Asian Pacific Heritage Month . . . . page 2

    Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3

    PCS considerations . . . . . . . . . . page 3

    In photos: VE Day flyover. . . . . . . . page 5

    Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7


    71 | 55


    79 | 64


    85 | 67


    84 | 66

    For more weather forecasts and information, visit

    By Jim Dresbach

    Pentagram Staff Writer

    Carl Anderson is a member

    of the Greatest Generation,

    and he may have the greatest

    sense of humor.

    A member of the 101st

    Airborne Division, the famed

    Screaming Eagles, during

    World War II, the 91-year-old

    Anderson bypassed the hustle

    and bustle of May 8s National

    World War II paratrooper watches

    VE Day flyover from Whipple Field

    see FLYOVER, page 5

    see CHAPLAIN, page 4


    (Left to right) U.S. Army Chap. (Lt. Col.) Mitch Butterworth, Joint Force

    Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of

    Washington deputy command chaplain, U.S. Navy Chap. (Capt.) Gary Clore, force

    chaplain; Commander Naval Installations Command and U.S. Navy Chap. (Cmdr.)

    Judy Malana, Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains, take part in a morning panel

    discussion at May 7s annual Military and Civilian Chaplain Interagency Conference

    at the Fort Myer Officers Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The ninth

    annual conference was entitled, The Washington Navy Yard Shootings Chaplaincy

    ResponseLearning and Moving On. The panel addressed the roles they undertook

    on Sept. 16, 2013 the day of the Washington Navy Yard shootings.


    Corie Weathers gives remarks after receiving the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award at the Military Spouse

    of the Year ceremony hosted May 8 in the Officers Club on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.



    the National Mall during May 8s

    Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

    held in the skies above Virginia,

    Maryland and Washington, D.C.

    Over four dozen World War II

    vintage airplanes from the

    B-29 Superfortress to the P-38

    Lightning ruled the sky during

    the noon-hour commemora-

    tion of the 70th anniversary of

    Victory in Europe Day.

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