Kindergartner Ronnie Melson, 5, is greeted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Deputy Joint Base Commander Lt. Col. Jennifer L. Blair on the first day of school at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in southwest Washington, D.C., Aug. 27. Blair and other JBM-HH staff members passed out stickers and pencils to the students and backpacks filled with school supplies were also donated through the partners in education program. The school went through a $5 million renovation over the summer. Renovations included a new lobby area, classrooms and color scheme. For more photos from the first day of school, log onto flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh.