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<ul><li><p>By Damien Salas</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>On Joint Base Myer -</p><p>HendersonHall, historic military</p><p>uniforms, weaponry and music</p><p>are abundant. In preparation of</p><p>the 2015 Spirit of America tour,</p><p>the Soldiers-turned-reenactors</p><p>f illed the historic military</p><p>uniform warehouse July 30 for</p><p>a costume fitting.</p><p>The warehouse located on the</p><p>Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH</p><p>also called the flag shop</p><p>holds authentic and recreated</p><p>military uniforms.</p><p>We have authentic gear</p><p>spanning from aroundWorldWar</p><p>II, said 1st Lt. Ryan Allgood,</p><p>a platoon leader for The Old</p><p>Guards Commander-in-Chiefs</p><p>Guard. The uniforms before</p><p>that are typically recreated.</p><p>Spirit of America is a free,</p><p>two-hour show that combines</p><p>traditional military ceremony</p><p>with a large-scale theatrical</p><p>production. The annual event</p><p>showcases military discipline,</p><p>historical reenactments and tra-</p><p>ditional and modern music.</p><p>And for the first time in four</p><p>years, the show will be per-</p><p>formed in the national capital</p><p>region beginning next month,</p><p>according to the U.S. Army</p><p>Military District of Washington.</p><p>There are nine performances</p><p>scheduled across two weekends:</p><p>Sept. 10-12, at the D.C. Armory</p><p>By Damien Salas</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Medical professionals and</p><p>other staff within the Andrew</p><p>Rader U.S. ArmyHealth Clinic</p><p>performed an active shooter drill</p><p>July 28 on the FortMyer portion</p><p>of Joint Base Myer-Henderson</p><p>Hall in a joint effort with</p><p>JBM-HH emergency services.</p><p>As part of the drill, clinic staff</p><p>was tested on their readiness</p><p>in the event of a code white, or</p><p>active shooter on the premises.</p><p>A lone, fake gunman quickly</p><p>made his way through the clinic</p><p>as an announcement was made</p><p>over the intercom system.</p><p>The purpose of this emer-</p><p>gency management exercise is</p><p>to help the [clinic] staff identify</p><p>and initiate proper procedures in</p><p>accordance with emergency oper-</p><p>ations plans, said clinic Senior</p><p>Healthcare Noncommissioned</p><p>Officer-in-Charge Master Sgt.</p><p>Edres Rhone. It is designed to</p><p>provide a training environment</p><p>that will elicit awareness among</p><p>Rader Clinic performs active shooter drill</p><p>Vol. 62, No. 31 August 6, 2015 Published For Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall</p><p>Pentagram</p><p>Index Local forecast</p><p>This week in military history . . . . page 2</p><p>Throwback Thursday. . . . . . . . . . page 2</p><p>Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3</p><p>News notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4</p><p>SFL-TAP events . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5</p><p>In photos:</p><p>Chaplain Corps turns 240 . . . . . page 6</p><p>THURS.</p><p>82 | 69</p><p>FRI.</p><p>84 | 67</p><p>SAT.</p><p>83 | 69</p><p>SUN.</p><p>86 | 71</p><p>For more weather forecasts and information, visit</p><p>By Guv Callahan</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>TheU.S. Armys Career Skills</p><p>Program will soon be helping</p><p>Joint BaseMyer-HendersonHall</p><p>service members find civilian</p><p>employment as they get ready</p><p>to transition out of the service.</p><p>The program launched</p><p>nationally earlier this year in</p><p>cooperation with the Soldier</p><p>for Life-Transition Assistance</p><p>Program. It is designed to</p><p>provide credentialing, training,</p><p>apprenticeships and internships</p><p>to active duty service members</p><p>who will soon be leaving the</p><p>service in hopes that these</p><p>opportunities will result in</p><p>job offers or valuable resume</p><p>building experiences as service</p><p>members prepare to enter civilian</p><p>life. The program is open to all</p><p>service members, but Soldiers</p><p>have priority.</p><p>Deon Boyce, Career Skills</p><p>Program coordinator for Area</p><p>2, which comprises the East</p><p>Coast from South Carolina to</p><p>New Jersey, said the JBM-HH</p><p>CSP is still in the coordination</p><p>stage, looking for organizations</p><p>and companies with which to</p><p>partner for credentialing and</p><p>internship opportunities.</p><p>It allows a great partnership</p><p>and shows that those organiza-</p><p>tions care about those service</p><p>members, but it also gives those</p><p>servicemembers their full educa-</p><p>tional benefit that they can still</p><p>use once they leave the service,</p><p>Boyce said during an interview</p><p>with the Pentagram.</p><p>Although nothing has yet</p><p>been finalized, Boyce said the</p><p>CSP office is working to set up</p><p>a cybersecurity credentialing</p><p>program in the National Capital</p><p>Region, as well as job training</p><p>and internship programs with</p><p>financial institutions in the area.</p><p>According to Boyce, CSP</p><p>hopes to have one program</p><p>stood up in the National Capital</p><p>Region by October, and others</p><p>operational within six months.</p><p>Carlos Rodriguez, Transition</p><p>Services manager for the joint</p><p>bases transition program, said</p><p>there is an evaluation process for</p><p>Career Skills Program to help transitioning service members get jobs</p><p>see PROGRAM, page 4</p><p>News Notes</p><p>Automated gate</p><p>entry tests ongoing</p><p>Automated Installation</p><p>Entry (AIE II Plus) system</p><p>upgrades are being tested</p><p>throughmid-August. Although</p><p>system testing will be trans-</p><p>parent to most, personnel</p><p>who enter the Fort Myer and</p><p>Henderson Hall portions of</p><p>Joint Base Myer-Henderson</p><p>Hall may see delays, espe-</p><p>cially accessing Fort Myers</p><p>Wright Gate and Henderson</p><p>Halls Gate 1. Everyone</p><p>is encouraged to allow for</p><p>extra time to get through the</p><p>gates. For details, see https://e.</p><p> or</p><p>for more information, call</p><p>703-696-3525.</p><p>Open swim for</p><p>EFMP families</p><p>Every other Saturday from</p><p>10 a.m. to noon, Exceptional</p><p>Family Member Program</p><p>families have a designated</p><p>area to swim in the Maj.</p><p>Douglas A. Zembiec Pool on</p><p>the HendersonHall portion of</p><p>the joint base. There will be</p><p>a portable chair lift available</p><p>as well as plenty of pool toys.</p><p>EFMP families are scheduled</p><p>for every other Aug. 8 and</p><p>22. Open swim events, co-</p><p>sponsored by Marine Corps</p><p>Community Services and</p><p>Army Community Service,</p><p>are free and open to EFMP</p><p>families of all branches of</p><p>service. See information on</p><p>Zembiec Pool here: www.</p><p> Be</p><p>sure to register at least one</p><p>day prior to each open swim</p><p>by calling 703-696-0783 or</p><p>703-693-5353.</p><p>see NEWS NOTES, page 4</p><p>see SHOOTER, page 4</p><p>see AUDITIONS page 4</p><p>Soldiers suit up for Spirit of America</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Operations Specialist Willie Gresham III plays the role of an armed</p><p>perpetrator while Staff Sgt. George Rush observes reactions during an active shooter training exercise</p><p>inside the Andrew S. Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base July 28.</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Pfc. Luke George, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), tries on a historical uniform at the flag shop at the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 31. Hundreds of Soldiers, all performers in the forthcoming Spirit of America show, were</p><p>fitted for historical uniforms and costumes for wear in the show. Spirit of America opens at the D.C. Armory Sept. 10.</p></li><li><p>2 Thursday, August 6, 2015 PENTAGRAM</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>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>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>Weapons of war</p><p>This week in military history</p><p>Compiled by Jim Goodwin</p><p>Editor, Pentagram</p><p>Aug. 6</p><p>1945:</p><p>Piloted by U.S. Air Force Col. Paul Tibbets, the 11-man crew of</p><p>the B-29EnolaGay aircraft drops a uraniumbomb, called Little</p><p>Boy, on Hiroshima, Japan, according to an entry on the This</p><p>Day in Military History website.</p><p>Aug. 7</p><p>1990:</p><p>President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. military aircraft and</p><p>troops to Saudi Arabia as part of a multinational force to defend</p><p>that nation against a possible Iraqi invasion, according to an entry</p><p>on the Marine Corps History Divisions website. The Marine</p><p>Corps announced the commitment of 45,000 troops to the Persian</p><p>Gulf area one week later as part of Operation Desert Shield; the</p><p>operation became the largest deployment of U.S. forces since the</p><p>VietnamWar.</p><p>Aug. 8</p><p>1863:</p><p>After defeat in Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee</p><p>resigns as commander of the Army ofNorthernVirginia, sending</p><p>his resignation letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis,</p><p>according to an entry on theThisDay inMilitaryHistory website</p><p>Aug. 9</p><p>1942:</p><p>During the PacificCampaign ofWorldWar II, theMarines secure</p><p>the landing strip atGuadalcanal after heavy fightingwith Japanese</p><p>forces, according to an entry on theMarineCorpsHistoryDivisions</p><p>website. The 1st Engineer Battalion used captured enemy equip-</p><p>ment to repair the runway; three days later, the first plane landed</p><p>onHenderson Field, which later evacuated two injuredMarines.</p><p>Altogether, some 3,000Marines were evacuated fromHenderson</p><p>Field during the fighting.</p><p>Aug. 10</p><p>1944:</p><p>During the Second Battle of Guam, Japanese resistance finally</p><p>ends on this day, giving the United States full control of three</p><p>Mariana Islands: Guam, Saipan and Tinian, according to an</p><p>entry on theAir ForceHistorical SupportDivisions website. The</p><p>islands housed B-29 bomber bases for American forces.</p><p>Aug. 11</p><p>1972:</p><p>The3dBattalion, 21st InfantryRegiment, the lastAmerican ground</p><p>combat unit in South Vietnam, departs for the United States,</p><p>according to an entry on theThisDay inMilitaryHistorywebsite.</p><p>Aug. 12</p><p>1918:</p><p>According to, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels</p><p>approved a measure to allow women to serve in the Marine</p><p>Corps. The following day, Opha M. Johnson became the first</p><p>womanMarine.</p><p>JBM-HH Throwback Thursday</p><p>#JBMHHTBT</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Pvt. Ashley Davis, 24, takes the winning shot during a game of pool with</p><p>Staff Sgt. Richard Longmire July 30 during some downtime at rehearsals</p><p>for Spirit of America in the Spates Community Center on the Fort Myer</p><p>portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.</p><p>Two Marine Corps officers,</p><p>Capt. Paul ONeal, left, and</p><p>Capt. Milton Thompson,</p><p>plant the first American</p><p>flag on Guam eight minutes</p><p>after U.S. Marines and</p><p>Army assault troops landed</p><p>on the central Pacific</p><p>island July 20, 1944, as</p><p>part of the recapture of</p><p>Guam during World War IIs</p><p>Pacific campaign.</p><p>OFFICIAL U.S. ARMY PHOTOGRAPH</p><p>PHOTO BY DAMIEN SALAS</p><p>Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiments (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery take part in a gunners exam on an 81mm mortar on the Fort Myer portion</p><p>of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 30. The exam tests Soldiers proficiency in mounting the mortar, making small deflection change, referring the sight and</p><p>realigning aiming posts, making large deflection and elevation changes, and reciprocally laying the mortar. Although Old Guard Soldiers perform ceremonial support</p><p>missions throughout the National Capital Region, they are also infantrymen and are required to train accordingly.</p><p>OFFICIAL U.S. ARMY PHOTOGRAPH</p><p>Soldiers from Troop E, 3rd Calvary, spend time in an unknown building</p><p>located on Fort Myer in 1940.</p></li><li><p>PENTAGRAM Thursday, August 6, 2015 3</p><p>By Spc. Brandon Dyer</p><p>3d U.S. Infantry Regiment</p><p>(The Old Guard)</p><p>Temperatures in the National</p><p>Capital Region have broken the</p><p>mid-90s. The humidity makes</p><p>the temperature feel like it is over</p><p>100 degrees.</p><p>Tomb Sentinels and memorial</p><p>affairs escorts assigned to the 3d</p><p>U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old</p><p>Guard) dont get the luxury of</p><p>cooler clothing to beat the heat.</p><p>Themembers of TheOldGuard</p><p>maintain strict ceremonial com-</p><p>posure in wool jackets and pants.</p><p>They act like it doesnt effect</p><p>them at all, said Nicole Smith, a</p><p>visitor to the Tomb of theUnknown</p><p>Soldier from Lenoir, N.C. Its</p><p>very humbling.</p><p>Sgt. DavidW. Schutt, assigned</p><p>to the regiments Hotel Company,</p><p>at Joint Base Myer Henderson-</p><p>Hall has been in The Old Guard</p><p>for three years.</p><p>You have to ensure you</p><p>hydrate at all times, said Schutt.</p><p>Especially for the long hours</p><p>that we put in.</p><p>Sgt. Seth B. Callaway, a relief</p><p>commander at the Tomb of the</p><p>Unknown Soldier, echoed that</p><p>advice for sentinels.</p><p>Drink water, Callaway</p><p>said. You drink water, you</p><p>wont pass out.</p><p>The most difficult part isnt</p><p>necessarily the scorching tempera-</p><p>tures and zero shade, but keeping</p><p>the uniforms looking sharp.</p><p>Members of The Old Guard</p><p>have the honor of performing up</p><p>to 25 full honor ceremonies in a</p><p>Elite Tomb sentinels,</p><p>Old Guard Soldiers not</p><p>deterred by summer heat</p><p>By Julia LeDoux</p><p>Pentagram Staff Writer</p><p>Survivors of the fallen have</p><p>a new advocate on Joint Base</p><p>Myer-Henderson Hall.</p><p>Kristi Pappas began work as</p><p>the Survivor Outreach Services</p><p>coordinator for ArmyCommunity</p><p>Service March 9. The Kansas</p><p>City, Mo., native is an Army</p><p>veteran who retired in 2014</p><p>after 23 years of service in the</p><p>Chaplain Corps.</p><p>I was raised Greek Orthodox</p><p>in a Catholic neighborhood, she</p><p>said with a laugh. Mymomwas</p><p>Lutheran.My dad was Orthodox.</p><p>I went to a Methodist church</p><p>and my best friend was Jewish.</p><p>Pappas has been amusic thera-</p><p>pist since 1980 and was a pastor</p><p>prior to joining the Army. She</p><p>said creativity in all its forms,</p><p>whether it be art, music, writing</p><p>or yoga, can help people cope with</p><p>traumatic life events. She has used</p><p>her music therapy and creative</p><p>arts skills throughout her career.</p><p>My ultimate goal is to open</p><p>a creative arts and spirituality</p><p>center for post-traumatic stress</p><p>because God created us to be</p><p>creative, she said.</p><p>During her Army service,</p><p>Pappas was stationed at Fort</p><p>Belvoir, Va.,Walter ReedNational</p><p>Military Medical Center and</p><p>deployed for a year to Kuwait,</p><p>amo...</p></li></ul>