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<ul><li><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>Corporate America,</p><p>a comedy trendsetter</p><p>and a former commis-</p><p>sioner of the national</p><p>pastime were presented</p><p>with Outstanding</p><p>Civ i l i a n Se r v ice</p><p>Awards the evening</p><p>of April 14 at Joint</p><p>Base Myer-Henderson</p><p>Halls Conmy Hall.</p><p>On the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of JBM-HH,</p><p>the 38th United States</p><p>Army Chief of Staff,</p><p>Gen. Raymond T.</p><p>Odierno joked, com-</p><p>plimented and most</p><p>importantly thanked</p><p>Stephen Colbert, Bud</p><p>Selig, D. Scott Davis,</p><p>Morrill Worcester and</p><p>Matthew Zames for</p><p>their selfless contribu-</p><p>tions to the Army family</p><p>and all servicemembers.</p><p>We have honored</p><p>five incredible men</p><p>who exemplify the</p><p>phrase selfless service,</p><p>Odierno said during his</p><p>address. Their stead-</p><p>fast commitment to all</p><p>service members has</p><p>been unwavering. They</p><p>reach out for the simple,</p><p>yet profound reason that</p><p>they love their country.</p><p>And they want to make</p><p>a true difference for not</p><p>only the nation, but they</p><p>want to make a true dif-</p><p>ference for our Soldiers</p><p>and families.</p><p>The Outstanding</p><p>Civilian Service Award</p><p>is the third-highest</p><p>honor the Department</p><p>of the Army can give to</p><p>a private citizen.</p><p>By Guv Callahan</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>The horses in the Caisson</p><p>Platoon of the Armys 3d U.S.</p><p>Infantry Regiment (The Old</p><p>Guard) participate in thousands</p><p>of ceremonies annually and are</p><p>a popular attraction on the Fort</p><p>Myer portion of Joint BaseMyer-</p><p>Henderson Hall. But with such a</p><p>workload, the animals frequently</p><p>need fresh footwear.</p><p>Thats where the stables two</p><p>farriers, Spc. Tyler Salas and Spc.</p><p>Todd Kline, come in, making</p><p>shoes from scratch for the pla-</p><p>toons elite equines.</p><p>The barn is home to 48Caisson</p><p>horses whose shoes are typically</p><p>changed every six weeks or as</p><p>needed, Salas said during an</p><p>interview with the Pentagram.</p><p>Special cases can arise when</p><p>a horse breaks or loses a shoe</p><p>through routine wear and</p><p>tear, he said.</p><p>The farriers also inspect and</p><p>tighten the shoes on horses before</p><p>their ceremonial duties.</p><p>Salas, 24, and Kline, 19, both</p><p>volunteered for the job, which</p><p>they agree is taxing, but rewarding</p><p>in equal measure.</p><p>I love it, said Salas. Its the</p><p>most physically demanding thing</p><p>Ive probably ever done in my</p><p>life, but I just love it. Its like</p><p>art. Every horse you shoe, you</p><p>try and do better, and you just</p><p>try to make it look as good as</p><p>possible. Theres a lot more that</p><p>goes into it than just putting the</p><p>shoe on the horse.</p><p>Making shoes takes between</p><p>two and four hours, according</p><p>to the farriers, a process that</p><p>requires them to forge pieces of</p><p>metal in 3,000-degree heat and</p><p>shape them to fit the specific</p><p>hooves of different horses.</p><p>And getting the shoes on the</p><p>horses hooves is a challenge in</p><p>its own right. The farriers must</p><p>precisely line up the nails when</p><p>fastening the shoes, or they risk</p><p>injuring one of the platoons</p><p>elite animals.</p><p>Kline said correctly aligning</p><p>the nails can be a daunting task,</p><p>especially if a Soldier is new at</p><p>the job, but he and Salas have</p><p>come to know the horses, so the</p><p>task is easier. Some animals are</p><p>calm when it comes time for a</p><p>shoe change, while others can be</p><p>more fidgety, Salas said.</p><p>These arent just averagehorses</p><p>Forging footwear</p><p>see FARRIERS, page 5</p><p>Odierno honors five at Salute from the Chief event</p><p>Vol. 62, No. 16 April 23, 2015 Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>News Notes</p><p>Conversion from heat to</p><p>AC has begun</p><p>The JointBaseMyer-HendersonHall</p><p>Directorate of Public Works began the</p><p>annual change-overprocess fromheating</p><p>to air-conditioning throughout JBM-HH</p><p>in preparation for the upcoming warm</p><p>weather.All barracks buildingswill have</p><p>air conditioning no later than April 27.</p><p>All other facilities should have air con-</p><p>ditioning running properly by May 4.</p><p>During the conversion period, please</p><p>refrain from calling in service orders for</p><p>noheator noair conditioning,unless</p><p>it is an emergency or in a facility that has</p><p>beendesignated as a keymission critical</p><p>facility.DPWcrewswill bediverted from</p><p>prioritywork only for emergency repair.</p><p>In general, heat and air conditioning</p><p>emergencies are defined as instances in</p><p>which indoor temperatures are below55</p><p>degrees or above 90degrees. If youhave</p><p>such an emergency, please call 703-696-</p><p>3263/64/65. For additional information,</p><p>call 703-696-3820.</p><p>Ceremony to reroute traffic</p><p>at Fort McNair</p><p>A special ceremony April 24 from</p><p>9 to 11 a.m. will result in some traffic</p><p>reroutes at FortMcNair. The ceremony</p><p>will be held on the field in front of Inter-</p><p>American Defense College, Bldg. 52</p><p>on the FortMcNair portion of the joint</p><p>base. Traffic will be rerouted from 3rd</p><p>Avenue to B Street, then to 5th Avenue.</p><p>Use caution driving and walking in</p><p>this area during this time. For more</p><p>information, call 703-696-3291.</p><p>JROTC to celebrate</p><p>99 years with 5K run</p><p>World Junior Reserve Officer</p><p>Training Corps participants will work</p><p>to break a record on the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of the joint base April 25.</p><p>It is JROTCs 99th anniversary,</p><p>and JROTC units worldwide will run</p><p>April 25 to try and break the Guinness</p><p>World Record for having the most</p><p>see NEWS NOTES, page 4</p><p>Index Local forecast</p><p>Military history. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2</p><p>Throwback Thursday. . . . . . . . . . . page 2</p><p>Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3</p><p>In photos: Forging footwear . . . . . . . page 5</p><p>Bioretention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6</p><p>SFL-TAP events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8</p><p>THURS.</p><p>59 | 38</p><p>FRI.</p><p>57 | 38</p><p>SAT.</p><p>59 | 42</p><p>SUN.</p><p>65 | 43</p><p>For more weather forecasts and information, visit</p><p>By Julia LeDoux</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>You see them in offices and</p><p>facilities all around Joint Base</p><p>Myer-HendersonHall andmay</p><p>not even realize that it was a</p><p>volunteer who was helping you</p><p>make a purchase at the Thrift</p><p>Shop, handing you your pre-</p><p>scription at AndrewRader U.S.</p><p>ArmyHealth Clinic or offering</p><p>a smile and warm welcome at</p><p>the USO lounge.</p><p>Volunteers and the orga-</p><p>nizations they represent were</p><p>honored during a ceremony</p><p>April 15 at Spates Community</p><p>Club on the FortMyer portion</p><p>of the joint base in conjunction</p><p>with National VolunteerWeek</p><p>and Army Volunteer Week.</p><p>Headquarters and Service</p><p>Battalion, Headquarters</p><p>Marine Corps Henderson</p><p>Hall recognized its volunteers</p><p>during a ceremony April 16</p><p>in Bldg. 21 on the Henderson</p><p>Hall portion of the joint base.</p><p>Fort Myer recognizes</p><p>volunteers</p><p>JBM-HH Commander</p><p>Col. Mike Henderson said</p><p>this years recognition theme,</p><p>Army Volunteers: Hands</p><p>that Serve, Hearts that Care,</p><p>captures what it means to be</p><p>an Army volunteer.</p><p>I realize that many of our</p><p>joint base organizations could</p><p>not function without all the</p><p>hours of volunteer work from</p><p>our dedicatedmilitary spouses,</p><p>service members, civilians,</p><p>retirees and military kids, he</p><p>said. You all do so much.</p><p>Henderson said the recog-</p><p>nition ceremony provided the</p><p>joint base with an opportu-</p><p>nity to pay tribute to a special</p><p>group of individuals who over</p><p>the past year donated more</p><p>than 93,000 hours of service</p><p>to the community.</p><p>I challenge those of you</p><p>who are volunteers to continue</p><p>your service, and I call on all</p><p>of you who are considering vol-</p><p>unteering in your community</p><p>to take action, he said.</p><p>Henderson was presented a</p><p>check for $2,990,44.20, which</p><p>represented the amount of</p><p>money the volunteers saved</p><p>the joint base.</p><p>James Goodwin, the events</p><p>master of ceremonies, said that</p><p>volunteers accomplish work</p><p>which would have not been</p><p>done otherwise due to time</p><p>and financial constraints.</p><p>Without their work, our</p><p>mission would not be ful-</p><p>filled, he said.</p><p>Among the organizations</p><p>recognized at the ceremony</p><p>were: TheAmericanRedCross,</p><p>Arlington County Chapter at</p><p>the Andrew Rader U.S. Army</p><p>Volunteers are the heart of the joint base</p><p>see VOLUNTEER, page 4</p><p>see SALUTE, page 4</p><p>Caisson Platoon farriers</p><p>provide unique service to TOG</p><p>LEFT - Spc. Todd D. Kline of the</p><p>Caisson Platoon, 1st Battalion,</p><p>3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The</p><p>Old Guard), forges a horseshoe</p><p>at the Caisson Stables on the</p><p>Fort Myer portion of Joint Base</p><p>Myer-Henderson Hall April 9.</p><p>PHOTOS BY SPC. CODY W. TORKELSON</p><p>Spc. Todd D. Kline of the Caisson Platoon, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard),</p><p>displays a horseshoe he forged at the Caisson Stables on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-</p><p>Henderson Hall April 9. Part of the care of the Caisson Platoons steeds is the repairing and forging of</p><p>new shoes. The horses require routine care, including new shoes every six weeks or as needed.</p><p>PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. STEVE CORTEZ</p><p>Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, third from left, poses for a</p><p>photo with recipients of the Outstanding Civilian Service Award during the</p><p>Salute from the Chief Twilight Tattoo on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base</p><p>Myer-Henderson Hall April 14.</p></li><li><p>2 Thursday, April 23, 2015 PENTAGRAM</p><p>A precision performance</p><p>Stay connected! Facebook: Flickr: Twitter: @jbmhh Slideshare:</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></p><p>Jim Dresbach</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p></p><p>Julia LeDoux</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p></p><p>Guv Callahan</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p></p><p>Damien Salas</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p></p><p>Helen Klein</p><p>Graphic Designer</p><p></p><p>JBM-HH Throwback Thursday</p><p>#JBMHHTBT</p><p>703-696-5401</p><p></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> 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 23</p><p>1908:</p><p>Legislation is passed by the U.S. Congress creating the</p><p>Medical Reserve Corps, the U.S. Armys first federal</p><p>reserve force, according to an entry on the This Day in</p><p>U.S. Military History website.</p><p>April 24</p><p>1980:</p><p>Eight U.S. service members are killed when a U.S. military</p><p>operation to rescue 52 American hostages held in Tehran,</p><p>Iran, fails nearly six months into the hostage crisis, according</p><p>to an entry on the This Day inU.S.Military History website.</p><p>April 25</p><p>1865:</p><p>Four suspects in President Abraham Lincolns assassination,</p><p>who were arrested on the 17th, are imprisoned on the vessels</p><p>USS Montauk and Saugus. Both ships were prepared for</p><p>holding the prisoners and anchored in the Anacostia River,</p><p>off the Washington Navy Yard, according to an entry on</p><p>the This Day in U.S. Military History website.</p><p>April 26</p><p>2004:</p><p>In Iraq, an explosion leveled a building, which left two</p><p>U.S. Soldiers dead and five wounded as they searched for</p><p>suspected chemical munitions in the building. Meanwhile,</p><p>one U.S. Marine and eight enemy combatants were killed</p><p>in action during Operation Vigilant Resolve, also known</p><p>as the First Battle of Fallujah, according to an entry on the</p><p>website Today in History.</p><p>April 27</p><p>1998:</p><p>Department of Defense officials determine that the remains</p><p>of the veteran of the VietnamWar, buried at the Tomb of the</p><p>Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, should</p><p>be exhumed to determine if they are those of Air Force 1st</p><p>Lt. Michael J. Blassie, an American pilot whose plane went</p><p>down 1972, according to an entry on Rebuilding Freedom.</p><p>org. The remains are later positively identified as Blassies.</p><p>April 28</p><p>1952</p><p>Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of Americas most highly-</p><p>regarded generals during World War II, is relieved as</p><p>the supreme commander of the North Atlantic Treaty</p><p>Organizations land and air forces, according to an entry on</p><p>the This Day in U.S. Military History website. Eisenhower</p><p>relinquished his command so he could campaign for the</p><p>Republican nomination to become the president of the</p><p>United States.</p><p>April 29</p><p>1945:</p><p>A Japanese kamikaze hits the USS Comfort near Okinawa,</p><p>killing 28 persons, wounding 48 and causing extensive</p><p>damage to the ship, according to an entry on the This Day</p><p>in U.S. Military History website.</p><p>Then Defense Secretary</p><p>William S. Cohen and Army</p><p>Maj. Gen. Robert F. Foley, then</p><p>Military District of Washington</p><p>commander, render honors</p><p>during the National Anthem</p><p>at the Vietnam Unknown</p><p>Disinterment Ceremony</p><p>May 14, 1998.</p><p>PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALICIA K. BORLIK</p><p>PHOTO BY SPC. CODY W. TORKELSON</p><p>Soldiers from The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), perform during the Joint Service Drill Exhibition at the Jefferson Memorial</p><p>in Washington, D.C., April 11. The event was part of the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival and featured performances by the drill teams across the</p><p>armed services.</p><p>COURTESY OF U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS</p><p>An image taken by an unknown photographer of the bridge across the</p><p>eastern branch of the Potomac Rivernow the Anacostia Riverin</p><p>Washington, D.C., in April 1865. After assassinating President Abraham</p><p>Lincoln on the evening of April 14, 1865, at Fords Theatre in downtown</p><p>Washington, John Wilkes Booth escaped on horseback, crossing the Navy</p><p>Yard Bridge, now in the location of the 11th Street Bridge, where he came</p><p>to Harrison Street, which is now named Good Hope Road.</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>A photo taken of the 11th Street Bridge April 20. Good Hope Roads role</p><p>in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is a historical footnote</p><p>that connects todays everyday life of walking the main streets of Anacostia</p><p>with a past that pre-dates the Civil War.</p></li><li><p>PENTAGRAM Thursday, April 23, 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 28 7:30 p.m.</p><p>The Pershings Own Chamber Music Series presents a joint...</p></li></ul>