• Santa makes his appearance and spreads some holiday joy to friends, family and staff members at the JTF-NCR/MDW Holiday Social held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012.  Turkey, ham, dressing and various types of deserts were served along with soft drinks. The social is an annual event and a chance for leadership to show its appreciation for the work members of the staff do during the year.

    DoD Inaugural staff celebrate the holidays

    Santa makes his appearance and spreads some holiday joy to friends, family and staff members at the JTF-NCR/MDW Holiday Social held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012. Turkey, ham, dressing and various types of deserts were served along with soft...

  • Senior staff members finalize food preparations for the JTF-NCR/MDW Holiday Social held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012.  Turkey, ham, dressing and various types of deserts were served along with soft drinks. There was also an appearance from Santa, who presented a lucky few with mementos. The social is an annual event and a chance for leadership to show its appreciation for the work members of the staff do during the year.

    DoD Inaugural staff celebrate the holidays

    Senior staff members finalize food preparations for the JTF-NCR/MDW Holiday Social held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012. Turkey, ham, dressing and various types of deserts were served along with soft drinks. There was also an appearance from...

  • Lt. Michael Quigley, J32, explains his musical past to Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general during the JTF-NCR Holiday Social, held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012.  Quigley's division was runner-up in the holiday door decorating contest, and he celebrated that distinction by singing a Christmas song to the command A cappella.

    DoD Inaugural staff celebrate the holidays

    Lt. Michael Quigley, J32, explains his musical past to Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general during the JTF-NCR Holiday Social, held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012. Quigley's division was runner-up in the holiday...

  • Division, J32, Operations/Intel, took first runner up with their entry, shown here, during the JTF-NCR holiday door decorating contest held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012.  Top honors went to Administration, J1, and rounding out the competition; Provost Marshall/Police Department came in third, followed by Operations, J3, in fourth and Logistics, J4, landing in fifth place.

    DoD Inaugural staff celebrate the holidays

    Division, J32, Operations/Intel, took first runner up with their entry, shown here, during the JTF-NCR holiday door decorating contest held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012. Top honors went to Administration, J1, and rounding out the...

  • Administration, J1, took top honors with their entry, shown here, during the JTF-NCR holiday door decorating contest held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012.   First runner up went to Operations/Intel Division, J32, and rounding out the competition; Provost Marshall/Police Department came in third, followed by Operations, J3, in fourth and Logistics, J4, landing in fifth place.

    DoD Inaugural staff celebrate the holidays

    Administration, J1, took top honors with their entry, shown here, during the JTF-NCR holiday door decorating contest held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Dec. 11, 2012. First runner up went to Operations/Intel Division, J32, and rounding out the...

WASHINGTON (Dec. 11, 2012) - - Family, friends and staff members of the Joint Task Force - National Capital Region for the 57th Presidential Inauguration celebrated the holiday season with a potluck lunch at the Fort Lesley J. McNair Gym.

"It's always a good idea to be with the people you work with outside the normal environment," said Capt. Luke Lisell, Army Logistics Branch. "It gives you a chance to meet some of the staff you don't meet on a daily basis and allows folks to make different and beneficial workplace connections you normally wouldn't get a chance to do."

Santa made an appearance and presented door prizes and mementos to the winners of the Holiday Door Decorations contest. Administration, J1, took top honors this year, with first runner up going to Operations/Intel Division, J32. Rounding out the competition; Provost Marshall/Police Department came in third, followed by Operations, J3, in fourth and Logistics, J4, landing in fifth place.

JTF-NCR, commanded by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, is a joint service command tasked by the Commander, United States Northern Command to provide all military ceremonial support for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. As a joint command, it includes members from all branches of the United States armed forces.
Linnington is also the commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District Washington based at Fort McNair, DC.

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