Retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph E. DeFrancisco (background), Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Virginia North, speaks to other guests during Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall holiday reception at the Fort Myer Officers Club Dec. 12. In the foreground, JBM-HH Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Y. Lavender (right) talks with JBM--HH Deputy Installation Chap. (Maj.) Gerald Jacobs (center) and his wife Jennifer Jacobs at the gathering.