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<ul><li><p>By Stephen Holt</p><p>JFHQ-NCR/MDW</p><p>Public Affairs</p><p>More than 50 service</p><p>members from Joint Base</p><p>Myer-Henderson Hall and</p><p>other National Capital Region</p><p>installations attended a dif-</p><p>ferent type of leadership course</p><p>March 23-27 at the FortMyer</p><p>Community Center, one that</p><p>relies on the premise that</p><p>healthy and balanced leaders</p><p>are better equipped to lead.</p><p>Enter the Soldier 360</p><p>Leaders Course, a five-day</p><p>on-site course based on</p><p>the adult learning model, a</p><p>hands-on approach to learning.</p><p>The course is a comprehen-</p><p>sive, multifaceted, holistic,</p><p>research-based leadership</p><p>course focused on enhancing</p><p>strength and balance in leaders.</p><p>The course was provided to</p><p>JBM-HH,Military District of</p><p>Washington and other NCR-</p><p>based service members.</p><p>Clinical psychologist</p><p>Dr. Glen Wurglitz and Dr.</p><p>Mary Lopez, a retired Army</p><p>colonel, started the Soldier</p><p>360 Leaders Course inMarch</p><p>2010 in Germany to address</p><p>the difficulties Soldiers face</p><p>during post-deployment</p><p>reintegration.</p><p>Results from a Defense</p><p>Centers of Excellence study</p><p>showed that the Soldier 360</p><p>Course is a program that</p><p>produces solid outcomes,</p><p>Lopez said. Statistical results</p><p>provided by service members</p><p>attending the course showed</p><p>that it improved their rela-</p><p>tionships, sleep and overall</p><p>quality of life.</p><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>A solemn, respectful</p><p>crowd including a mixture</p><p>of h igh ly-decorated</p><p>veterans and ordinary</p><p>citizens convened March</p><p>25 at Arlington National</p><p>Cemeterys Tomb of the</p><p>Unknown Soldier as 28</p><p>Medal of Honor recipients</p><p>honored all past service</p><p>members who earned the</p><p>152-year-old award.</p><p>The 2 p.m. wreath-laying</p><p>was led byMOH recipients</p><p>Bruce Crandall, Harold</p><p>Fritz and Kenneth Stumpf.</p><p>The trio was escorted by</p><p>Joint Force Headquarters-</p><p>National Capital Region</p><p>and U.S. Army Military</p><p>District of Washington</p><p>CommandingGeneralMaj.</p><p>Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan.</p><p>Ceremonial support</p><p>during the wreath laying</p><p>was provided by The U.S.</p><p>Army Band, Pershings</p><p>Own, 3d U.S. Infantry</p><p>Regiment (TheOldGuard)</p><p>Soldiers and The United</p><p>States Army Continental</p><p>Color Guard.</p><p>Following the tomb</p><p>ceremony, the program</p><p>moved indoors to the</p><p>Women inMilitary Service</p><p>For America Memorial</p><p>Twenty-eight Medal of Honor recipients</p><p>gather at ANC for National MOH Day</p><p>see MOH, page 4</p><p>Leadership course</p><p>promotes mental,</p><p>physical health</p><p>Vol. 62, No. 13 April 2, 2015 www.army.mil/jbmhh Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>News Notes</p><p>Caisson spring open house</p><p>Join 3dU.S. Infantry Regiment (The</p><p>Old Guard) for a Caisson spring open</p><p>house April 4, noon to 6 p.m., for some</p><p>outdoor fun, including hayrides, face</p><p>painting, an Easter egg hunt, arts and</p><p>crafts, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth</p><p>and more. The festivities will take</p><p>place at Bldg. 236 (Caisson Stables)</p><p>on 201 Jackson Ave. on the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of Joint BaseMyer-Henderson</p><p>Hall. Those without a Department of</p><p>Defense ID card must use Hatfield</p><p>Gate to access JBM-HH For more</p><p>information, call 703-696-3018.</p><p>Easter Triduum services</p><p>The Joint BaseMyer-HendersonHall</p><p>Catholic community will hold the fol-</p><p>lowingHolyWeekMasses and services:</p><p> Holy Thursday, April 2 Holy</p><p>Thursday Mass at 6 p.m.</p><p> Good Friday, April 3 Good</p><p>Friday service at 6 p.m.</p><p> Holy Saturday, April 4 Easter</p><p>Vigil at 8 p.m.</p><p> Easter Sunday, April 5 </p><p>Mass at 9 a.m.</p><p>The Masses and services will be</p><p>held at Memorial Chapel on the Fort</p><p>Myer portion of the joint base.</p><p>JBM-HH barrier repairs</p><p>could affect traffic</p><p>From April 7-17, a contractor</p><p>will conduct repairs on the barriers</p><p>at JBM-HH access control points</p><p>throughout each day. While the impact</p><p>to incoming and outgoing traffic will</p><p>be minimal, travelers should make</p><p>extra time when arriving or departing</p><p>all three portions of JBM-HH. The</p><p>gates impacted will include the 2nd</p><p>Street and Ceremonial gates at Fort</p><p>McNair, the Wright Gate at Fort</p><p>Myer and Gate 1 at Henderson</p><p>Hall. For more information, call the</p><p>Directorate of Emergency Services</p><p>at 703-588-2810.</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>Afghan presidential visit . . . . . . . . page 5</p><p>Leave policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5</p><p>In photos: Wheelchair basketball . . . page 6</p><p>Sexual assault awareness</p><p>and prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7</p><p>2015 Nationals preview . . . . . . . . . page 9</p><p>THURS.</p><p>73 | 57</p><p>FRI.</p><p>74 | 53</p><p>SAT.</p><p>56 | 40</p><p>SUN.</p><p>64 | 48</p><p>For more weather forecasts and information, visit www.weather.gov</p><p>By Julia LeDoux</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>1. Easter Sunrise Service The annual</p><p>Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Joint</p><p>BaseMyer-Henderson Hall commander</p><p>will be held April 5 at the Memorial</p><p>Amphitheater in Arlington National</p><p>Cemetery. The non-denominational</p><p>service will begin with a prelude by the</p><p>United States Army Band Pershings</p><p>Own at 6:15 a.m. The service is scheduled</p><p>to begin with a call to worship at 6:30</p><p>a.m. This years Easter sermon will be</p><p>delivered by Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Howard</p><p>Stendahl, chief of chaplains, United States</p><p>Air Force. An interpreter for the hearing</p><p>impaired will be provided. For more</p><p>details on this event, see page 3.</p><p>2. Twilight Tattoo season begins April</p><p>29 and runs through Aug. 19, every</p><p>Wednesday with the exception of July 1.</p><p>The popular annual event will be held on</p><p>Summerall Field on the FortMyer portion</p><p>of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>from April through June. Performances</p><p>are held on Whipple Field on the Fort</p><p>Myer portion of the joint base from July</p><p>through September.</p><p>Ten things to know</p><p>around the DoD in April</p><p>see TEN THINGS, page 10</p><p>see RESILIENCY, page 4</p><p>PHOTOS BY RACHEL LARUE</p><p>ABOVE - From left, Medal of Honor recipients Bruce Crandall, Kenneth Stumpf and Harold Fritz lay a wreath at the</p><p>Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, March 25. ABOVE RIGHT - From second left, Citizen</p><p>Service Before Self Honors recipients Jon Meis, Alton Brieske and Michael Reagan pose for photographs with</p><p>attending Medal of Honor recipients during a ceremony to award the Citizen Service Before Self Honors to three</p><p>civilians March 25, at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Arlington, Va. The Citizen Honors</p><p>recipients were chosen by living recipients of the Medal of Honor for performing, extraordinary actions at the risk</p><p>of their lives for others or long term selfless service to the benefit of their community, according to a handout</p><p>from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.</p><p>PHOTO BY STEPHEN HOLT</p><p>Service members participate in yoga exercises during the</p><p>Soldier 360 Leaders Course at the Community Center on</p><p>the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall,</p><p>March 27. The five-day course was designed in 2010 as a</p><p>comprehensive, multifaceted, holistic, research-based course</p><p>focused on enhancing strength and balance in leaders.</p><p>PHOTO BY RACHEL LARUE</p><p>Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>Command Sgt. Maj. Randall E. Woods,</p><p>center right, poses for a photograph with</p><p>Family Advocacy Program Manager Kelly</p><p>Smith, center left, during the produc-</p><p>tion of a public service announcement</p><p>to make the community aware of Child</p><p>Abuse Prevention Awareness month and</p><p>Month of the Military Child in April</p><p>in Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of JBM-HH Feb. 23.</p></li><li><p>2 Thursday, April 2, 2015 PENTAGRAM</p><p>Thanks, Easter Bunny</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>April 2</p><p>1865:</p><p>Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis</p><p>and most of his cabinet flee the capital of the Confederacy,</p><p>Richmond, Va., according to an entry on History.com.</p><p>April 3</p><p>1969:</p><p>Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the</p><p>United States is moving to Vietnamize the war as rapidly</p><p>as possible, according to an entry on History.com.</p><p>April 4</p><p>1918:</p><p>The Second Battle of the Somme - the first major German</p><p>offensive in more than a year duringWorldWar I - ends on</p><p>the western front, according to an entry on History.com.</p><p>April 5</p><p>1951:</p><p>During the Korean War, Hospital Corpsman Richard</p><p>DeWert is killed in action while administering first aid to an</p><p>injured comrade. He is posthumously awarded the Medal</p><p>of Honor, according to an entry on www.history.navy.mil.</p><p>April 6</p><p>2004:</p><p>Insurgents and rebellious Shiites mount a string of attacks</p><p>across Iraqs south, while U.S. Marines launch a major</p><p>assault on the Anbar Province city of Fallujah, according</p><p>to an entry on www.history.usmc.mil.</p><p>April 7</p><p>1991</p><p>U.S. military planes begin airdropping supplies to Kurdish</p><p>refugees who face starvation and exposure in the snow-</p><p>covered mountains of northern Iraq. The United States</p><p>warns Iraq not to interfere with the relief effort, according</p><p>to an entry on History.com.</p><p>April 8</p><p>1942:</p><p>Overwhelmed by numbers and short of supplies, American</p><p>and Filipino forces that remained on the Bataan peninsula</p><p>in the Philippines are ordered to destroy their equipment</p><p>prior to a surrender, according to an entry on History.com.</p><p>www.DCMilitaryHcom</p><p>Visit us online!</p><p>For more JBM-HH event photos from this issue, visit us online at:</p><p>www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh</p><p>COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS</p><p>This map shows the Bataan peninsula-Corregidor-Manila area where the</p><p>U.S. and Japanese forces clashed. On the rugged, mountainous Bataan</p><p>peninsula and a heavily fortified island, American and Filipino troops made</p><p>their final stand against Japanese invaders of Luzon.</p><p>PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RACHEL LARUE</p><p>This photo illustration is a combination of two photographs, digitally joined</p><p>during post processing. The black and white image on the right, part of the</p><p>United States Marine Corps History Division archives, shows the Marine Corps</p><p>War Memorial in Arlington, Va., under construction. The photograph is dated</p><p>Sept. 16, 1954; the photographer is not credited. The caption reads simply,</p><p>Construction of the Iwo Jima Memorial Statue: Putting 3rd group into posi-</p><p>tion. The color image on the left was taken in a similar location March 30.</p><p>The statue is based on the photograph taken by Associated Press photogra-</p><p>pher Joe Rosenthal on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. Rosenthal</p><p>won a Pulitzer Prize for the photograph. The statue was sculpted by Felix W.</p><p>de Weldon. The statue was cast out of bronze in over a dozen pieces, which</p><p>were assembled in place, according to the National Park Service website. The</p><p>memorial was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower Nov. 10, 1954,</p><p>on the 179th U.S. Marine Corps birthday.</p><p>PHOTO BY JIM DRESBACH</p><p>Andrew Herring, 2, grabs one of 3,400 Easter eggs distributed throughout Joint Base Myer-Henderson Halls Child Development Center field during the Sgt. Audie</p><p>Murphy Club egg hunt March 28. Over 280 kids, parents, SAMC members and volunteers attended the event, which also included egg toss games, egg roll com-</p><p>petitions and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.</p></li><li><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Civilians, service members</p><p>and those wounded in battle</p><p>united to watch and partici-</p><p>pate in a wheelchair basketball</p><p>exhibition game at Cpl. Terry</p><p>L. Smith Gymnasium on the</p><p>Henderson Hall portion of Joint</p><p>Base Myer-Henderson Hall.</p><p>Before the Joint Military team</p><p>wheeled out against members</p><p>of the nat ional ly-ranked</p><p>National Rehabilitation Hospital</p><p>Ambassador squad March 28,</p><p>the crowd was given a wheelchair</p><p>basketball tutorial and were</p><p>encouraged with a pre-game</p><p>pep talk from retired Army Col.</p><p>Gregory D. Gadsen.</p><p>Along with the game, the sport</p><p>of basketball received a new per-</p><p>spective when able-bodied service</p><p>members and civilians were given</p><p>opportunities to take</p><p>PENTAGRAM Thursday, April 2, 2015 3</p><p>Community</p><p>H H H The United States Army Band H H H</p><p>CALENDAR OF EVENTS</p><p>April 3 6 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform at theWorldWar II Memorial inWashington, D.C.</p><p>April 4 4:45 p.m.</p><p>and</p><p>6:30 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Band Downrange will perform at the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the SouthwestWaterfront Gangplank Marina in</p><p>Washington, D.C.</p><p>April 7 7:30 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Band presents the Pershings Own Chamber Music Series, featuring an evening of contemporary music includingTristan</p><p>Murails Memoire/Erosion and Andy Akihos SpeakingTree.This event is presented by Sgt. 1st ClassThomas DellOmo, Sgt. 1st Class</p><p>Christopher Branagan and Staff Sgt. Evan Geiger.</p><p>April 9 7:30 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Band Downrange will perform an unplugged-style acoustic set at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH.</p><p>April 12 3 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp will perform a Swing into Spring concert at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH.</p><p>April 16 12:40 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Blues will perform during JazzWeek at Howard University inWashington, D.C.</p><p>April 17 7 p.m.</p><p>The U.S. Army Blues wil...</p></li></ul>