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<ul><li><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>On the 2015 National</p><p>Day of Prayer, Navy Yard</p><p>shooting survivor Jennifer</p><p>Bennett explained her</p><p>relationship with the</p><p>power of spiritual conver-</p><p>sation at the 9th Annual</p><p>Military and Civilian</p><p>Chaplain Interagency</p><p>Conference held at the</p><p>Fort Myer Off icers</p><p>Club May 7.</p><p>Bennett, a featured</p><p>speaker at the conference,</p><p>was critically wounded</p><p>Sept. 16, 2013, and after</p><p>sheltering in place, she</p><p>and a number of her co-</p><p>workers began to reach</p><p>out to God for others.</p><p>We started to pray.We</p><p>first prayed for the shooter</p><p>[Aaron Alexis]. Then we</p><p>prayed for the shooters</p><p>mother. That was very</p><p>heartbreaking, Bennett</p><p>said as her voice cracked</p><p>during a question-and-</p><p>answer session with an</p><p>audience that numbered</p><p>close to 100 military and</p><p>civilian chaplains.</p><p>Bennet t , deput y</p><p>chief of staff, Naval Sea</p><p>Systems Command, gave</p><p>a first-hand account of</p><p>her involvement of the</p><p>Navy Yard incident,</p><p>how her faith aided in</p><p>her perseverance and</p><p>her emotional, heartfelt</p><p>appreciation of Joint Force</p><p>Headquarters-National</p><p>Capital Region and the</p><p>U.S. Army Military</p><p>District of Washingtons</p><p>chaplaincy were all parts</p><p>of her address.</p><p>You each and each</p><p>of you are the ones who</p><p>are called. You are Gods</p><p>lion chasers, Bennett</p><p>said of the entire con-</p><p>gregation of chaplains.</p><p>Lion chasers are the</p><p>By Guv Callahan</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Army spouse Corie Weathers</p><p>was named 2015Military Spouse</p><p>of the Year during the 8th Annual</p><p>Armed Forces InsuranceMilitary</p><p>Spouse of the Year ceremonyMay</p><p>8 on the Fort Myer portion of</p><p>Joint BaseMyer-HendersonHall.</p><p>The ceremony recognizes</p><p>military spouses contributions</p><p>to their families, the military</p><p>community and the nation by</p><p>selecting an exemplary spouse</p><p>from each of the militarys six</p><p>branches. From those six, an</p><p>overall national honoree is chosen.</p><p>Corie is a licensed therapist</p><p>and the wife of Army Capt.</p><p>Matthew Weathers, a chaplain</p><p>at Fort Gordon, Ga. There she</p><p>uses her degree to provide coun-</p><p>seling to both service members</p><p>and their families.</p><p>During her husbands first</p><p>deployment to Afghanistan, Corie</p><p>counseled spouses whose service</p><p>members had died in the line of</p><p>duty. She and her husband also</p><p>host weekend retreats for military</p><p>couples to help strengthen and</p><p>grow their marriages.</p><p>Corie said she tries to bring</p><p>happiness and comfort to those in</p><p>need through simple connection.</p><p>Joy comes from connection,</p><p>and it comes through empathy</p><p>in that moment where you sit</p><p>across from someone and you</p><p>Army wife named Military Spouse of the Year</p><p>see SPOUSE, page 4</p><p>Navy Yard shooting chaplaincy response, power</p><p>of prayer the themes at annual conference</p><p>Vol. 62, No. 19 May 14, 2015 www.army.mil/jbmhh Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>News Notes</p><p>JBM-HH Safety Day</p><p>JBM-HH and the 3d U.S.</p><p>Infantry Regiment (The Old</p><p>Guard) will host an annual</p><p>safety day event May 15, 9</p><p>a.m. to 2 p.m. on Summerall</p><p>Field on the FortMyer portion</p><p>of Joint BaseMyer-Henderson</p><p>Hall. This event is intended</p><p>to raise awareness of multiple</p><p>types of safety, from motor</p><p>vehicles and weapons safety</p><p>to water and office safety,</p><p>according to the JBM-HH</p><p>Safety Office. There will</p><p>also be a motorcycle safety</p><p>ride May 15 starting at 7:30</p><p>a.m. at the parking lot across</p><p>from the Community Center</p><p>on Fort Myer. Sponsored by</p><p>Headquarters Command</p><p>Battalion and Headquarters</p><p>and Serv ice Battal ion,</p><p>HendersonHall, the safety ride</p><p>includes a round-trip ride to</p><p>Shenandoah State Park, and is</p><p>intended to help motorcyclists</p><p>learn and develop cohesion</p><p>with other riders. For more</p><p>information on the JBM-HH</p><p>Safety Day, call 703-696-</p><p>0828. For more information</p><p>regarding themotorcycle safety</p><p>ride, call 703-696-3375 or</p><p>703-614-1563.</p><p>Army Ten-Miler</p><p>qualifier series</p><p>JBM-HH Family and</p><p>Mora le , Wel fa re and</p><p>Recreation will sponsor a team</p><p>of 36 runners for the 2015</p><p>Army Ten-Miler Oct. 11. The</p><p>first 10K qualifier to try out for</p><p>this years team isMay 15, 6:45</p><p>a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness</p><p>Center, Bldg. 414 on the Fort</p><p>Myer portion of the joint base.</p><p>Registration and participation</p><p>is free. Only active duty service</p><p>members are eligible for spaces</p><p>on this years JBM-HHATM</p><p>see NEWS NOTES, page 4</p><p>Index Local forecast</p><p>Holiday hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2</p><p>Throwback Thursday. . . . . . . . . . page 2</p><p>Asian Pacific Heritage Month . . . . page 2</p><p>Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3</p><p>PCS considerations . . . . . . . . . . page 3</p><p>In photos: VE Day flyover. . . . . . . . page 5</p><p>Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7</p><p>THURS.</p><p>71 | 55</p><p>FRI.</p><p>79 | 64</p><p>SAT.</p><p>85 | 67</p><p>SUN.</p><p>84 | 66</p><p>For more weather forecasts and information, visit www.weather.gov.</p><p>By Jim Dresbach</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Carl Anderson is a member</p><p>of the Greatest Generation,</p><p>and he may have the greatest</p><p>sense of humor.</p><p>A member of the 101st</p><p>Airborne Division, the famed</p><p>Screaming Eagles, during</p><p>World War II, the 91-year-old</p><p>Anderson bypassed the hustle</p><p>and bustle of May 8s National</p><p>World War II paratrooper watches</p><p>VE Day flyover from Whipple Field</p><p>see FLYOVER, page 5</p><p>see CHAPLAIN, page 4</p><p>PHOTO BY JIM DRESBACH</p><p>(Left to right) U.S. Army Chap. (Lt. Col.) Mitch Butterworth, Joint Force</p><p>Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of</p><p>Washington deputy command chaplain, U.S. Navy Chap. (Capt.) Gary Clore, force</p><p>chaplain; Commander Naval Installations Command and U.S. Navy Chap. (Cmdr.)</p><p>Judy Malana, Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains, take part in a morning panel</p><p>discussion at May 7s annual Military and Civilian Chaplain Interagency Conference</p><p>at the Fort Myer Officers Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The ninth</p><p>annual conference was entitled, The Washington Navy Yard Shootings Chaplaincy</p><p>ResponseLearning and Moving On. The panel addressed the roles they undertook</p><p>on Sept. 16, 2013 the day of the Washington Navy Yard shootings.</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Corie Weathers gives remarks after receiving the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award at the Military Spouse</p><p>of the Year ceremony hosted May 8 in the Officers Club on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.</p><p>PHOTO BY JIM DRESBACH</p><p>FourP-51Mustangsbanktoward</p><p>the National Mall during May 8s</p><p>Arsenal of Democracy Flyover</p><p>held in the skies above Virginia,</p><p>Maryland and Washington, D.C.</p><p>Over four dozen World War II</p><p>vintage airplanes from the</p><p>B-29 Superfortress to the P-38</p><p>Lightning ruled the sky during</p><p>the noon-hour commemora-</p><p>tion of the 70th anniversary of</p><p>Victory in Europe Day.</p></li><li><p>2 Thursday, May 14, 2015 PENTAGRAM</p><p>Find us online:</p><p>www.DCMilitaryHcom</p><p>First pitch,</p><p>community partners</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>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>Almost all activities on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed Monday, May 25.</p><p>The following facilities and places of business have reported open or closed hours for May</p><p>25. Unless otherwise noted, this list applies to May 25. This list is not all encompassing;</p><p>please check with the facility you wish to visit for more details.</p><p>American Clipper Barber Shop Open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information,</p><p>call 703-271-8177.</p><p>MCCS Car Wash Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.</p><p>Military Police Station Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.</p><p>For more information, call 703-696-3525.</p><p>Marine Corps Exchange, Vineyard Wine</p><p>&amp; Spirits and NEX Uniform Center</p><p>Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information,</p><p>call 703-979-8420.</p><p>Fort Myer Fitness Center Open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information,</p><p>call 703-696-7867.</p><p>Fort McNair Fitness Center Closed. For more information, call 202-685-3117.</p><p>Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium Open 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information,</p><p>call 703-614-7214.</p><p>Headquarters Command Battalion,</p><p>Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH</p><p>Closed. For more information, call 703-696-8163.</p><p>Rader Health Clinic Closed. For more information, call 703-696-2977.</p><p>Java Caf Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information,</p><p>call 571-483-1962.</p><p>Retention Closed. For more information, call 703-696-1321.</p><p>Fort Myer Pool Complex Open 11 a.m. 8 p.m.</p><p>Zembiec Pool Open 10 a.m. 4 p.m.</p><p>JBM-HH Memorial DayJBM-HH Memorial Day</p><p>holiday hoursholiday hours</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson throws the</p><p>first pitch at the Hometown Heroes baseball game May 10, in Barcroft Park on</p><p>Tucker Field in Arlington. The event also featured a military color guard, recogni-</p><p>tion for local first responder organizations and displays of military, fire rescue</p><p>and police vehicles.</p><p>LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PHOTO BY ALEXANDER GARDNER</p><p>An image taken facing the south side of the Washington Federal</p><p>Penitentiary, present-day Grant Hall on the Fort McNair portion of Joint</p><p>Base Myer-Henderson Hall, taken by Alexander Gardner July 7, 1865,</p><p>during the execution of four of the Lincoln conspirators. Witnesses to the</p><p>execution included federal troops and 100 civilian guests. Access to the</p><p>penitentiary courtyard was ticket-only due to the overwhelming number of</p><p>people who wanted to attend.</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>This image taken May 9 from a window on the south side of Grant Hall,</p><p>shows red lines on the left that mark the location of the wall behind the</p><p>gallows where four of the Lincoln conspirators were hanged July 7, 1865,</p><p>after being sentenced in a military tribunal that began May 9, 1865. The</p><p>red rectangles between the wall and tennis court mark the graves where</p><p>they were originally buried, and the blue-taped areas on the tennis court</p><p>show where the gallows stood. Read more about the tribunal on page 3.</p></li><li><p>PENTAGRAM Thursday, May 14, 2015 3</p><p>Community</p><p>By Julia LeDoux</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>Staff Writer</p><p>The Joint Base Myer-</p><p>Henderson Hal l Fami ly</p><p>Advocacy Program recognized</p><p>five Childrens Heroes May 7</p><p>during its Blue Tie Affair at the</p><p>Memorial Chapel on the Fort</p><p>Myer portion of the joint base.</p><p>Ho s t ed by J BM-HH</p><p>Commander Col. Mike</p><p>Henderson, the event recog-</p><p>nized individuals who go above</p><p>and beyond the call of duty for</p><p>the communitys children while</p><p>striving to make it safe for all.</p><p>Ivan Pierce was recognized by</p><p>the joint bases Catholic com-</p><p>munity, where he has served as</p><p>the volunteer coordinator for</p><p>the Catholic religious educa-</p><p>tion program on the joint base</p><p>since 2010. During his tenure,</p><p>the enrollment in the program</p><p>has grown to over 100 students</p><p>this year. He also teaches the</p><p>annual confirmation class and</p><p>organizes its annual give back</p><p>to the community day. Pierce,</p><p>a retired Naval officer, is also a</p><p>certified catechist through the</p><p>Archdiocese ofMilitary Services.</p><p>He provides leadership to the</p><p>staff and a positive mentoring</p><p>role model to all the students,</p><p>wrote Patricia Trahan and Chap.</p><p>(Maj.) Fred Wendel in a letter</p><p>nominating Pierce for the recogni-</p><p>tion. His quiet, gentle persona</p><p>leads the children not only in their</p><p>class work but in active partici-</p><p>pation in the Catholic services</p><p>throughout the year.</p><p>Pierce said he and his fellow</p><p>volunteers do not give of their</p><p>time for recognition.</p><p>Id say this award means that</p><p>we have all invested in the greater</p><p>reward thats to be, he said.</p><p>Army Master Sgt. James</p><p>Meyers was nominated by Katie</p><p>Groseclose and Jamie Albers, who</p><p>noted thatMyers has been volun-</p><p>teering with the Tutor and Buddy</p><p>program at Barcroft Elementary</p><p>School since he arrived on the</p><p>joint base in 2010. He also coor-</p><p>dinated a White House tour for</p><p>30 children, 15Marines and nine</p><p>additional school and Marine</p><p>Corps Community Services</p><p>staffers associated with the</p><p>tutoring program. Meyers also</p><p>volunteered with the 2013 Special</p><p>Olympics bowling championship</p><p>and assisted with a school supply</p><p>drive that benefited students at</p><p>Amidon-Bowen Elementary</p><p>School in Washington, D.C.</p><p>Master Sgt. Meyers and his</p><p>dependable service to our com-</p><p>munity is exceptional, they</p><p>wrote in their nomination letter.</p><p>We thank you for your con-</p><p>tinued dedication and service.</p><p>Its because of Soldiers like you</p><p>that our children will have excel-</p><p>lent role models to admire and a</p><p>Honoring childrens heroes</p><p>By Damien Salas</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>The abrupt ending of the play Our</p><p>American Cousin on April 14, 1865,</p><p>marked the beginning of the most sen-</p><p>sationalized real life drama in American</p><p>history and politics the assassination</p><p>of President Abraham Lincoln.</p><p>Grant Hall, located on the FortMcNair</p><p>portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson</p><p>Hall, is the building where the May</p><p>through June 1865 military tribunal for</p><p>the eight Lincoln assassination conspira-</p><p>tors took place. This courtroom, located</p><p>on the third floor of Grant Hall, opened</p><p>its doors May 9 for an open house in</p><p>observance of the trials 150th anniversary.</p><p>Authors and Lincoln assassination</p><p>expertsMichaelW. Kauffman and John E.</p><p>Elliott provided briefings about the trial.</p><p>Guests were first seated in the cramped</p><p>courtroom and given an overview of the</p><p>trial, then taken o...</p></li></ul>