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  • By Guv Callahan

    Pentagram Staff Writer

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson

    Hall is once again participating

    in the Feds Feed Families

    campaign, helping to collect

    nonperishable food items and

    hygiene products for donation

    to local food banks.

    The food drive began June

    1 and will continue through

    Aug. 31. Employees can bring

    donations to one of several

    drop-off locations on the Fort

    Myer portion of the joint base:

    The Commissary - Bldg. 523,

    the Fitness Center - Bldg.

    414, the Exchange, Bldg.

    450 and Buildings 202, 203,

    205, 417 and 59.

    On the Fort McNair portion

    of the joint base, bring nonper-

    ishable food items to National

    Defense University, Marshall

    Hall - Bldg. 62, National War

    College Bldg. 61, Dwight D.

    Eisenhower School - Bldg. 59,

    Lincoln Hall - Bldg. 64, Inter-

    American Defense College

    - Bldg. 50, Military District

    of Washington Headquarters -

    Bldg. 39, the Shoppette - Bldg.

    43, the StateDepartment Federal

    Credit Union - Bldg. 41 and the

    Fitness Center Bldg. 69.

    Like last year, the Commissary

    on the Fort Myer Portion of the

    joint base will also sell prepack-

    aged brown bags filled with items

    selected from the programs

    most-needed list.

    We have bigger, more promi-

    nent displays for the $10 bags,

    said GildaDavis, JBM-HH com-

    missary secretary. We also have

    drop buckets for folks donating

    one or two items.

    ButDavis noted that shes seen

    people go above and beyond since

    the program opened. Customers

    have been filling up bags much

    larger than the $10 option on

    their own, with some receipts

    JBM-HH collects food for the

    needy through Feds Feed Families

    Vol. 62, No. 26 July 2, 2015 Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall


    Index Local forecast

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

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

    Holiday message . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3

    News notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5

    MPD FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5

    Independence Day hours . . . . . . page 6

    Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9


    85 | 70


    78 | 70


    81 | 70


    84 | 71

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    By Guv Callahan

    Pentagram Staff Writer

    The Memorial Chapel on

    the Fort Myer portion of Joint

    BaseMyer-Henderson Hall will

    host the third installment in its

    Moral Leadership Luncheon

    series July 7.

    Attendees will be treated to

    a free lunch in the Fellowship

    Hall and then participate in an

    informal presentation from guest

    speaker Army Lt. Gen. James C.

    McConville, U.S. Army deputy

    chief of staff, G-1.

    JBM-HHChap. (Maj.) Fred

    Wendel conceived the program

    when he was stationed on Fort

    McPherson in Atlanta, Ga.,

    and is excited to incorporate

    the quarterly event into the joint

    base community.

    The presentation is unlike

    other command presentations

    in that it is a more informal,

    personal atmosphere, Wendel

    told the Pentagram.

    Its getting key leaders to

    give a presentation on leader-

    ship and its moral aspects, he

    said. Its meant to be a pre-

    sentation thats more personal.

    Theyre giving their professional

    understanding of leadership but

    in a more personal kind of way.

    The atmosphere we provide is

    more relaxed.

    The two previous speakers

    in the quarterly series were

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan,

    former commanding general of

    Get a different perspective at JBM-HH

    Moral Leadership Luncheon series

    see LEADERSHIP, page 4

    News Notes

    AIE system

    upgrades ongoing

    The Automated Installation

    Entry system (AIE II Plus)

    will undergo testing begin-

    ning July 6 until July 17.

    Personnel accessing Joint

    Base Myer Henderson-Hall

    through Fort Myers Wright

    Gate and Henderson Halls

    Gate 1 may experience minor

    delays. Drivers who are DoD

    ID cardholders accessing those

    gates will have their ID card

    scanned on hand-held devices

    or will be instructed to use the

    electronic pedestal. Testing

    is necessary to confirm the

    functionality of the system

    in order to minimize delays

    at the gates when the system

    goes live across the joint base.

    A date for full implementation

    of the AIE II Plus system will

    be determined after successful

    testing has been validated.

    Red, white and BBQ

    Enjoy the Family and

    Mora le , Wel fa re and

    Recreations all-American

    barbecue at the Officers

    Club on the Fort McNair

    portion of the joint base July

    4. Gates open at 4 p.m. and

    barbecue will be served at 5

    p.m.Watch the fireworks from

    a great setting at dusk. Open

    tomembers and non-members

    alike. Enjoy family fun, good

    food and a waterfront view.

    Price is $24 per person before

    July 3; $26 per person at the

    gate. Formore information and

    to sign up, call 202-484-5800.

    Red, white and pool

    Spend the Independence

    Day poolside at the Officers

    Club on the FortMyer portion

    By Damien Salas


    Staff Writer

    Due to high summer

    demand for servicessuch as

    help with Permanent Change

    of Station (PCS) orders the

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson

    Hall Military Personnel

    Division is streamlining its

    business processes by getting

    the word out to Soldiers about

    who can help them PCS on a

    quick turnaround, according

    to JBM-HHHumanResources

    Director Ken Washington.

    The MPD office in Bldg.

    202 on theFortMyer portion of

    JBM-HHprovides services for

    about 8,000 Soldiers, retirees,

    civilians and family members

    in the NCR, and during the

    summer the Army asks more

    of those Soldiers to relocate

    with short notice, he said.

    Around this time, there

    is a greater demand for our

    services, said Washington

    in a June 25 interview with

    the Pentagram. This time

    of year Soldiers are moving to

    and from different locations

    around the worldsome-

    times in a little more than

    see NEWS NOTES, page 5

    see FEED, page 4

    see MPD, page 4

    America, the beautiful

    Celebrating Independence Day

    MPD leadership:

    Help available

    to aid summer



    Viewed from Whipple

    Field on Joint Base Myer-

    Henderson Hall, fire-

    works explode over the

    Washington, D.C., skyline

    for Independence Day

    July 4, 2013. Each year,

    hundreds gather on and

    near the joint base to

    view the fireworks show,

    which often illuminates

    the sky enough to make

    out D.C. landmarks,

    such as the Washington

    Monument and theCapitol

    Building. Additionally,

    the Presidential Salute

    Battery will fire a

    50-round salute at noon

    at Whipple Field on the

    Fort Myer portion of

    JBM-HH on Independence

    Day to celebrate the

    nations history. For a

    listing of JBM-HH holiday

    weekend operating hours,

    see page 6.



    One of several drop-off locations on the Fort Myer portion of

    JBM-HH for the annual Feds Feed Families campaign located

    in the Commissary. Like last year, the Commissary on the Fort

    Myer portion of the joint base will also be selling prepackaged

    brown bags filled with items selected from the programs most-

    needed list.

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