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<ul><li><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Seventy years ago, Marines</p><p>fought for footholds in the</p><p>volcanic earth of an unknown</p><p>Pacific Ocean island named</p><p>Iwo Jima. Throughout the</p><p>five weeks of battle against the</p><p>Empire of Japan, over 6,800</p><p>Americans spilled their blood</p><p>in the shadow of the islands</p><p>summit, Mount Suribachi.</p><p>On Feb. 23, 1945, five</p><p>Marines and a Sailor pierced</p><p>Suribachis rocks and soil with</p><p>a flag pole while Associated</p><p>Press photographer Joe</p><p>Rosenthal snapped a photo-</p><p>graph that still today is one</p><p>of Americas most identifi-</p><p>able symbols.</p><p>Of the six men who raised</p><p>the f lag atop Suribachi,</p><p>three are buried in Arlington</p><p>National Cemetery. Though</p><p>located in separate areas of</p><p>ANC, the graves of Cpl. Ira</p><p>Hayes, Cpl. Rene Gagnon and</p><p>Sgt. Michael Strank are easily</p><p>accessible to the public.</p><p>Two of the three flag raisers,</p><p>Strank andGagnon, were rein-</p><p>terred in Arlington. Strank</p><p>was killed in action less than</p><p>a week following the famous</p><p>flag raising. He was interred</p><p>at Arlington Jan. 13, 1949.</p><p>Gagnon survived Iwo Jima</p><p>and passed away in 1979.</p><p>His remains were reburied</p><p>in Section 51 July 7, 1981.</p><p>Just 30 yards from the Ord &amp;</p><p>Weitzel Gate, Gagnon holds</p><p>the distinction and honor of</p><p>being buried the closest to his</p><p>likeness on theMarine Corps</p><p>War Memorial.</p><p>Former Joint Base Myer-</p><p>HendersonHall historian Kim</p><p>By Damien Salas</p><p>Pentagram Staff</p><p>Writer</p><p>WithinMemorial Chapel</p><p>on the FortMyer portion of</p><p>Joint BaseMyer-Henderson</p><p>Hall, conversations over</p><p>how to lead todays armed</p><p>forces can be heard</p><p>throughout the halls.</p><p>JBM-HH chaplains</p><p>invitedMarine Corps Sgt.</p><p>Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia to</p><p>speak March 3 about his</p><p>experiences in leadership.</p><p>We are all leaders</p><p>regardless of rank or</p><p>status, said JBM-HH</p><p>Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry</p><p>Dabeck, who introduced</p><p>the sergeant major.</p><p>Because leadership is the</p><p>opportunity to influence</p><p>for good those to the left</p><p>and right of us.</p><p>With more than 35</p><p>years in theMarine Corps,</p><p>Battaglia, the senior enlisted</p><p>advisor to the Chairman of</p><p>the Joint Chiefs of Staff,</p><p>had a lot to share with the</p><p>dozens of attendees.</p><p>According to Battaglia,</p><p>each leader requires a</p><p>different formula for lead-</p><p>ership success. Multiple</p><p>sources of leadership devel-</p><p>opment more than just</p><p>Battaglias philosophy on</p><p>leadership will help in</p><p>finding the right formula</p><p>to shape, refine and tweak</p><p>individual leadership styles.</p><p>You can solicit quite a</p><p>bit from those who have</p><p>been through challenges</p><p>before you, he said.</p><p>As the armed forces</p><p>senior non-commissioned</p><p>officer, Battaglia said it is</p><p>professionally humbling</p><p>to represent and lead a</p><p>diverse enlisted force that</p><p>equates to nearly two</p><p>million men and women</p><p>serving active duty reserve,</p><p>National Guard and</p><p>their families.</p><p>As I look around the</p><p>room, I see why our country</p><p>enjoys its liberty, he said.</p><p>We all come from different</p><p>walks of life; we stretch our</p><p>roots from coast to coast.</p><p>We come from different</p><p>schools, denominations</p><p>and in some cases, we are</p><p>even raised outside of the</p><p>border of our 54 states and</p><p>territories.</p><p>He stressed that a good</p><p>leader allows for profes-</p><p>By Julia LeDoux</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Staffers at the AndrewRaderU.S. Army</p><p>Health Clinic on the FortMyer portion of</p><p>the joint base were recognized Feb. 27 for</p><p>participating in the Performance Triad.</p><p>The Performance Triad is Surgeon</p><p>General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia</p><p>Horohos answer to help create ready and</p><p>resilient Soldiers and Army families. It</p><p>urges both Soldiers and family members</p><p>to get eight hours of sleep a night, walk at</p><p>least 10,000 steps a day and eat a healthy</p><p>and balanced diet.</p><p>Its the key component tomove us from</p><p>a health care system to being a system</p><p>of health, said Lt. Col. Ed Weinberg,</p><p>clinic commander.</p><p>For the past three months, Rader</p><p>staffers who chose to participate tracked</p><p>their sleep, exercise or nutrition habits</p><p>and submitted that information to one of</p><p>the clinics Performance Triad representa-</p><p>tives. When the results were tallied, Dr.</p><p>Evonne Fei won the nutrition and sleep</p><p>category and Dr. Whitney Lopez was the</p><p>winner of the activity category. Runners</p><p>up wereMaryWilson and Pfc. Kimberly</p><p>Williams in the nutrition category.</p><p>These ladies took on the challenge of</p><p>tracking either sleep, activity or nutrition</p><p>for 90 days and turning that into one</p><p>of the Performance Triad representa-</p><p>tives, explained Capt. Vanessa Bonner, a</p><p>physical therapist at the clinic who serves</p><p>as Performance Triad champion for the</p><p>Rader Clinic honors 2014</p><p>Performance Triad participants</p><p>Iwo Jima, Arlington</p><p>National Cemetery</p><p>linked by three</p><p>flag-raising Marines</p><p>see LUNCH, page 4</p><p>see IWO, page 4</p><p>see AWARD, page 6</p><p>Battaglia: Diverse lessons in</p><p>leadership key to force preservation</p><p>Vol. 62, No. 9 March 5, 2015 www.army.mil/jbmhh Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>News Notes</p><p>Thursday Lenten</p><p>concerts, lunches</p><p>Join friends and colleagues for</p><p>free Lenten concerts and lunches at</p><p>Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of the joint base.</p><p>The concerts begin at 11:30 a.m.</p><p>on the next four Thursdays of Lent.</p><p>The concerts and lunches are free. No</p><p>tickets are required. Come for some or</p><p>all of the event as your schedule allows.</p><p>After the concert, the group will</p><p>then go into the Chapels Fellowship</p><p>Hall for a catered lunch, followed by</p><p>a short devotional. During Thursdays</p><p>of Lent, the daily Catholic Mass will</p><p>be held at 11 a.m. instead of noon, so</p><p>those attending can go to the concert</p><p>in the chapel at 11:30 a.m.</p><p>In coming weeks, the Thursday</p><p>Lenten concerts will include Alvin</p><p>Gustin, organist, and Rebecca Littig,</p><p>soprano; Randall Sheets, organist,</p><p>playing music inspired by the Lords</p><p>Prayer by Buxtehude, Mendelssohn</p><p>and Bach; Marci Pekala, guest</p><p>organist, playing the music of Bach</p><p>and Widor; and Glendon Franck,</p><p>organist, Irvin Peterson andMichelle</p><p>Acton on saxophones.</p><p>For more information, call</p><p>703-696-6635.</p><p>Tax deadline is approaching</p><p>The JBM-HH Consolidated Tax</p><p>Center is available for all tax returns</p><p>in Bldg. 205 on the Fort Myer portion</p><p>of the joint base. Jointly operated by</p><p>the U.S. Army Military District of</p><p>Washington and theU.S.MarineCorps</p><p>National Capital Region Command,</p><p>the tax center serves military per-</p><p>sonnel active component, reserve</p><p>component (bring orders of 29 days or</p><p>more) and retirees and their families.</p><p>This service is free. No appointments</p><p>are necessary; however, appointments</p><p>are available for more complex tax</p><p>returns. Wait times for walk-ins can</p><p>vary, according to the tax center. The</p><p>tax centers staff recommends that</p><p>those with complex tax returns, such</p><p>see NEWS NOTES, page 4</p><p>Index Local forecast</p><p>Throwback Thursday. . . . . . . . . . . page 2</p><p>Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3</p><p>In photos: Iwo Jima . . . . . . . . . . . page 4</p><p>News Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4</p><p>Womens history . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5</p><p>SFL-TAP seminars, workshops . . . . . page 6</p><p>Capitol Hill testimony . . . . . . . . . . page 7</p><p>Golden State Warriors at ANC . . . . . page 8</p><p>THURS.</p><p>32 | 10</p><p>FRI.</p><p>29 | 11</p><p>SAT.</p><p>41 | 26</p><p>SUN.</p><p>47 | 30</p><p>For more weather forecasts and information, visit www.weather.gov/</p><p>PHOTO BY RACHEL LARUE</p><p>The headstone of Rene Gagnon, who died Oct. 12, 1979, is</p><p>located in Section 51 in Arlington National Cemetery. Gagnon</p><p>is best known for being one of the six men depicted in</p><p>Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthals Pulitzer Prize</p><p>winning photo of a Sailor and Marines raising an American</p><p>flag during the Battle for Iwo Jima. The Rosenthal photo-</p><p>graphs depiction became a basis for a statue honoring all U.S.</p><p>Marines at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington.</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia</p><p>gives a presentation March 3 during the second quarterly moral leadership luncheon hosted in Memorial Chapel</p><p>on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.</p></li><li><p>2 Thursday, March 5, 2015 PENTAGRAM</p><p>Paying respect</p><p>Stay connected! www.army.mil/jbmhh Facebook: Facebook.com/jbmhh Flickr: Flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh Twitter: @jbmhh Slideshare: slideshare.net/jbmhh</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>Col. Michael D.</p><p>Henderson</p><p>Commander</p><p>Command Sgt. Maj.</p><p>Randall E. Woods</p><p>Command Sergeant Major</p><p>Mary Ann Hodges</p><p>Director of Public Affairs</p><p>Sharon Walker</p><p>Command</p><p>Information Ofcer</p><p>Jim Goodwin</p><p>Editor</p><p>james.m.goodwin3.civ@</p><p>mail.mil</p><p>Jim Dresbach</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>jdresbach@dcmilitary.com</p><p>Julia LeDoux</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>jledoux@dcmilitary.com</p><p>Guv Callahan</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>wcallahan@dcmilitary.com</p><p>Damien Salas</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>dsalas@dcmilitary.com</p><p>Rachel Larue</p><p>Staff Photographer</p><p>rlarue@dcmilitary.com</p><p>Helen Klein</p><p>Graphic Designer</p><p>hklein@dcmilitary.com</p><p>JBM-HH Throwback Thursday</p><p>#JBMHHTBT</p><p>703-696-5401</p><p>pentagramjbmhh@yahoo.com</p><p>The Pentagram is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of the Pentagram are not necessarily the official views of</p><p>the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, or Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The content of</p><p>this publication is the responsibility of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs Office. Pictures not otherwise credited are U.S. Army photographs.</p><p>News items should be submitted to the Pentagram, 204 Lee Ave., Bldg. 59, Fort Myer, VA 22211-1199. They may also be e-mailed to james.m.goodwin3.</p><p>civ@mail.mil. Circulation of 24,000 is printed by offset every Thursday as a civilian enterprise newspaper by Comprint Military Publications. Comprint Military</p><p>Publications is located at 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Telephone (301) 921-2800. Commercial advertising should be placed with the</p><p>printer. Comprint Military Publications is a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Army or Department of the Navy. The appearance of</p><p>advertisements in this publication, to include all inserts and supplements, does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Army or Department</p><p>of the Navy of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without</p><p>regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser,</p><p>user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an advertiser shall result in the refusal to print advertising from that source.</p><p>This week in military history</p><p>Compiled by Jim Goodwin, Editor, Pentagram</p><p>March 5</p><p>1966:</p><p>U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Robert J. Hibbs was awarded theMedal</p><p>of Honor for actions taken this day at the risk of life above</p><p>and beyond the call of duty when he took multiple actions</p><p>to repel multiple units of Viet Cong, including withering fire</p><p>from two enemy machine guns to rescue another Soldier,</p><p>only to charge the two machine gun emplacements later.</p><p>March 6</p><p>1836:</p><p>The Alamo falls after 13 days of fighting.</p><p>March 7</p><p>1945:</p><p>The leading tanks of U.S. 3d Corps, 1st Army, reach the</p><p>Rhine River opposite Remagen and find the Ludendorff</p><p>Bridge damaged but still standing during World War II.</p><p>March 8</p><p>1965:</p><p>The 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade lands at DaNang,</p><p>Vietnam, as the first U.S. ground combat troops to be com-</p><p>mitted to that conflict. Some 3,500 men arrived both across</p><p>the beach with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 9th</p><p>Marines and at DaNang Airfield with Battalion Landing</p><p>Team 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines.</p><p>March 9</p><p>1864:</p><p>President Abraham Lincoln officially commissions Ulysses</p><p>S. Grant as the first lieutenant general in the U.S. Army</p><p>since George Washington.</p><p>March 10</p><p>1783:</p><p>The last naval action of the American Revolution occurs</p><p>when the Continental frigate Alliance blocks a British</p><p>warship fromDue de Lauzun; she is commanded by Capt.</p><p>John Barry and carries money for Congress from Cuba.</p><p>March 11</p><p>1918:</p><p>Army aviator Lt. Paul Baer takes on seven German planes</p><p>and shoots down one; he is the first Army flier awarded</p><p>the Distinguished Service Cross.</p><p>PHOTO BY SPC. CODY W. TORKELSON</p><p>USO Metro special guests Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, second from left, actor Dennis Haysbert, center, and Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano,</p><p>second from right, watch Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) walk the mat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery,</p><p>March 2. Last week, members of the National Basketball Associations Golden State Warriors visited the Tomb to observe a wreath laying and support the widow</p><p>of Army National Guard sniper Spc. Chris Horton. See page 8 for the Warriors story.</p><p>A photo (above) taken March 3, by Pentagram staff writer Damien Salas depicts</p><p>the present landscape of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall at its north post,</p><p>known as Henry Gate named after Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Guy V.</p><p>Henry, who commanded Troop K, 9th Cavalry at Fort Myer in 1891. Originally</p><p>reported by staff writer Julia LeDoux, the gate closed in February of 2013</p><p>when a congressional mandate established in response to the terror attacks on</p><p>Sept. 11, 2001, was reinstated prohibiting the use of contract security guards</p><p>at military installations. That forced the base to employ only military police</p><p>officers and Department of the Army security guards, who are federal civilian</p><p>employees, reducing the work force available to monitor gate traffic.</p><p>The gate was actively used in the 1960s, as pictured in the black and white</p><p>image at the top (taken March 3, 1966. The photo is by SP-5 Austin T. White,</p><p>MDW SIGN SPT Unit, and shows the same landscape as the March 3 image,</p><p>taken just across Route 50/Arlington Blvd.</p><p>Official portrait of Lt.</p><p>Gen. Ulysses S. Grant,</p><p>the first lieutenant</p><p>general commissioned</p><p>in the U.S. Army since</p><p>George Washington.</p><p>COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS</p></li><li><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram Staff</p><p>Writer</p><p>Joint Base Myer -</p><p>H e n d e r s o n H a l l</p><p>Directorate of Family</p><p>and Morale, Welfare</p><p>and Recreation is again</p><p>hosting a calendar-loaded</p><p>schedule of road races</p><p>and three Army 10-Miler</p><p>qualifiers throughout the</p><p>upcoming months.</p><p>The Commanders Race</p><p>Series commences with</p><p>March 13s Shamrock</p><p>Shu f f le and A rmy</p><p>Emergency Relief Kick-Off</p><p>5K Run and 1-Mile Walk,</p><p>and online registration is</p><p>still open for that event.</p><p>Using the same formula</p><p>as last autumns FMWR</p><p>holiday race series chal-</p><p>lenge, runners and walkers</p><p>can earn a 2015 spring race</p><p>series challenge coin by reg-</p><p>istering online for March</p><p>13s Shamrock Shuff le</p><p>and AER Kick-off, Fort</p><p>McNairs Cherry Blossom</p><p>Along the River race on</p><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram Staff</p><p>Writer</p><p>The production of a</p><p>public service announce-</p><p>ment brought together</p><p>elements of Joint Base</p><p>Myer-HendersonHall Feb.</p><p>23 to make the community</p><p>aware of Aprils designation</p><p>as Child Abuse Prevention</p><p>Month and the Month of</p><p>the Military Child.</p><p>At Memorial Chapels</p><p>Fellowship Hall, staff</p><p>from JBM-HHs Family</p><p>Advocacy Program orga-</p><p>nized Soldiers,Marines and</p><p>joint base staff members</p><p>to stand ready to defend</p><p>children against abuse. The</p><p>newfangled video project</p><p>evolved from the advocacy</p><p>program office and came</p><p>to fruition when groups</p><p>and individuals including</p><p>Joint BaseMyer-Henderson</p><p>Hall C...</p></li></ul>