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  • Hagel 'Quintessentially American,' Obama Says at Farewell Tribute

    Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 -- President Barack Obama hosted an armed forces farewell tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • Turkish military leader honors America's fallen

    Jan 28, 2015

    Turkish Land Forces Commander, Gen. Hulusi Akar, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • The U.S. Army Field Band Welcomes A New Commander

    Jan 28, 2015

    Lt. Col. Jim Keene assumed command of The United States Army Field Band from Lt. Col. Paul Bamonte during a ceremony Jan. 23, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

  • Iraq war veteran honored on tenth anniversary of death

    Jan 23, 2015

    Iraq war veteran U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, killed-in-action 10 years ago today, was honored by military members and Hawaiian political leaders at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Top cops receive victorious validation

    Jan 20, 2015

    Special Reaction Team (SRT) members from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington were being evaluated into the late evening hours at the National Defense University (NDU) at Fort Lesley J. McNair, as they participated in a certification exercise to validate their incident and crisis response capabilities, Jan. 15.

  • NORTHCOM Commander visits JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Jan 16, 2015

    Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command visited with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington and his staff at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Resilient Warrior leads the way

    Jan 15, 2015

    In 2012, King was wounded in Afghanistan by an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D.) while conducting a building-clearing mission. He sustained a multitude of internal and external injuries and has become a bilateral leg amputee.

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

    Jan 14, 2015

    "Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Washington Nationals leadership visit Fort McNair

    Jan 13, 2015

    Leaders from the Washington Nationals baseball team received a briefing describing the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's mission and capabilities that could be provided in support of civil authorities in the National Capital Region if a crisis arose.

  • Winter in the beltway

    Jan 9, 2015

    In the event of weather-related closures of Federal Government Offices inside the Washington D.C., beltway, JFHQ-NCR/MDW personnel will follow the guidance of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) which provides "open" or "closed" status.

  • 2014: A year-end review of JBM-HH, community partners

    Jan 8, 2015

    American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." At Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, we have a similar unofficial phrase that reminds us to make the most of each day: "Every day is a great day at JBM-HH." In 2014, JBM-HH saw a number of those great - and notable - days and the Pentagram staff captured a good many of those memorable happenings that made 2014 a great year.

  • 10 things to know around the DOD for 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    1. Renovations of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) barracks (Building 247) begin this month with an estimated completion date of Dec. 27, 2016, according to the Department of Defense. Funding comes from a bid won by co-venturing San Diego companies Herman/JCG for a $23,562,676 contract - the largest-ever federal contract awarded with funds set aside specifically for a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

  • President of the United Mexican States lays wreath in Arlington

    Jan 7, 2015

    His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, laid a wreath during an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor America's fallen.

  • MDW family celebrates holiday season

    Dec 18, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians, and family members exchanged gifts, awarded door prizes, and shared a potluck during the Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington holiday party at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C., Dec. 15, 2014.

  • JBM-HH readies joint tax center for 2015

    Dec 18, 2014

    Tax season is right around the corner, and come January, service members, retirees and their families will be able to use the services of the installation's new consolidated joint tax center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Command Surgeon Office integrates with medical professionals at Conference

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region Command Surgeon's Office attended the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Conference to inform and educate attendees of its mission and the command at the D.C. Convention Center, Dec. 2 -- 5.

  • Estonian Prime Minister honors America's fallen

    Dec 11, 2014

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, Taavi Roivas, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 2014 Army-Navy Game: America's Game

    Dec 8, 2014

    The Black Knights of Army and Midshipmen of Navy will square off for the 115th time for one of the most storied rivalries in college sports on Dec. 13, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 2014 Army-Navy Game.

  • Soldiers celebrate festival with holiday classics

    Dec 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington presented its annual holiday season with a full dress rehearsal kick-off concert at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Soldiers give back during the holiday season

    Nov 26, 2014

    Twelve Soldiers from the 289th Military Police Company, volunteered to help the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) assemble and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to the local community.

  • 2014 JFHQ-NCR/MDW Holiday Season Message

    Nov 26, 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, I hope you can reflect with a feeling of accomplishment and pride in a job well done.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Giving Thanks in the National Capital Region

    Nov 26, 2014

    Staff, family members and friends from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region gathered to take part in a "Giving Thanks" prayer breakfast hosted by the JFHQ-NCR Chaplain's Office at the Fort McNair Officers' Club Nov. 25, 2014.

  • Winter weather could impact holiday travel

    Nov 25, 2014

    An active weather pattern is in place across the central and eastern U.S. for the middle of the week. A surface low is forecast to develop over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday along the stalled frontal boundary. This feature will intensify as it moves towards the northeast, and become a nor'easter as it passes the Mid-Atlantic region and New England.

  • Winter Season Safety

    Nov 24, 2014

    It is hard to miss winter in the Nation's Capital Region, especially when it is freezing and snowing one day, and then raining the next. But military service members, civilians and leaders alike must be prepared to face the unique challenges during our winter season. As an element of the Army's Ready .. or Not? seasonal safety campaign, MDW Safety would like to share the resources listed in the Related Links section of this article. Stay safe, stay warm and stay ARMY STRONG! HOOAH!

  • Padilla Becomes 15th President of National Defense University

    Nov 21, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, U.S. Marine Corps, assumed the duties as the 15th President of the National Defense University (NDU) from Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt in an Assumption of Presidency ceremony.

  • Buchanan: Trial-and-error, humility at core of leadership

    Nov 21, 2014

    The Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general led the first Memorial Chapel-hosted series of leadership discussions at JBM-HH.

  • Remembering the life of 'Black Jack' Pershing

    Nov 14, 2014

    Members of the Military Order of the World Wars along with participants and allies from World War I remember and honor General of the Armies John J. Pershing's life and service to the U.S. Army during the annual Pershing Memorial Ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 11, 2014.

  • Morocco's Inspector General honors America's fallen

    Nov 14, 2014

    Kingdom of Morocco's Inspector General of the Armed Forces Gen. Bouchaib Arroub participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony hosted Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

    Nov 14, 2014

    Military Family Appreciation Month is observed in November to recognize and honor families of service members from all branches for their unique contributions and sacrifices. The Army recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of Army families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers. Families are the force behind the force.

  • A unique way to serve

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Arlington Ladies participated in an Army Wreath-laying Ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Unbroken Line of Vets Keeps America Free, Biden Says

    Nov 12, 2014

    An unbroken line of veterans has kept the United States and its freedoms safe since the founding of the republic, Vice President Joe Biden said today at America's most sacred shrine.

  • A life time of service and honor celebrated

    Nov 12, 2014

    Family, friends and fellow staff members said goodbye to Richard R. Miller, a long time employee and mentor in the administration directorate of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington during a retirement ceremony held in his honor at the National Defense University auditorium at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Princess Anne lays wreath in Arlington

    Nov 7, 2014

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, laid a wreath during a U.S. Army Full Honors Wreath Lay Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 7, 2014

    Whether at work or at play, please show your appreciation to the Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who have come before us and who we continue to honor through our service.

  • National Observance to honor America's Veterans

    Nov 7, 2014

    The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military.

  • Native American Heritage Month - 2014

    Nov 3, 2014

    Every year, our Nation pauses to reflect on the profound ways the First Americans have shaped our country's character and culture. - President Barack Obama

  • 5 civilians honored by Army Chief of Staff

    Oct 31, 2014

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army's Chief of Staff, presented five American citizens with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award during a special performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Army's Ebola Epidemic Response Efforts

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), as the Department of Defense lead for coordinating defense support of civil authorities in the United States, has been given the mission to stand up a joint medical support team (MST) to assist U.S. civilian hospitals to treat patients with Ebola and prevent the further spread of this epidemic.

  • Warrior Care Month

    Oct 30, 2014

    Each November, the Army commemorates Warrior Care Month. This is a time where the military community reaffirms their commitment to the best recovery and reintegration for the nation's wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and the professionals who support them.

  • D Company reenlistments take place in front of Constitution

    Oct 30, 2014

    Three 3d U.S. Army Infantry (The Old Guard) Delta Company Soldiers reenlisted in front of an iconic American document the morning of Oct. 28 in the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington.

  • Army Aviators receive Superior Unit Award

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers of the Army Air Operations Group stand in formation on the parade field outside the Army Air Operations Group headquarters prior to a formal award ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair, recognizing the unit's Army Superior Unit Award presentation, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Bank on Banker: George Banker heads toward his 100th marathon start Sunday

    Oct 27, 2014

    When marathon enthusiast, Army Ten-Miler Operations Manager and Marine Corps Marathon Historian George Banker heads to the 2014 MCM starting line, he will be wearing bib number 100.

  • Korean Defense Minister pays respects at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Korean Minister of Defense Han Min-koo participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Israeli Minister of Defense honors America's fallen

    Oct 22, 2014

    Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army leaders first in line for flu vaccine

    Oct 21, 2014

    The command team from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington kicks off the 2014 flu season by being the first in line for the vaccine at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Announces Open House of Historic Courtroom

    Oct 17, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its quarterly Public Open House of Grant Hall's historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair side of the Joint Base in southwest Washington D.C., from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

  • Salute from the Chief - A special Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 16, 2014

    Join Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, for a special Twilight Tattoo program to recognize four Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army.

  • Golden Knights show civilian leaders the Army way

    Oct 15, 2014

    "Jumping out of plane at 13,000 feet with the U.S. Army; I jumped at the chance."

  • Soldiers tell their story during AUSA opening

    Oct 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," provided a patriotic performance, Oct. 13, 2014, during the opening ceremony of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-15.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • Enhancing leadership skills

    Oct 10, 2014

    Soldiers from around the Nation learned about the facets and challenges of command during the Company Commanders and First Sergeant Course (CCFSC), from Oct. 6-9, 2014. The course was hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.

  • Belvoir youth train with pros at NFL Salute to Play 60 event

    Oct 10, 2014

    Hundreds of youth athletes from Fort Belvoir and several other military installations around the Washington, D.C. metro area learned from Washington Redskins players about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and maintaining proper eating habits during the 2nd annual Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge, Sept. 30 at Pullen Field.

  • ATM Race weekend kicks off with expo

    Oct 10, 2014

    Thousands of runners descended on the southeast region of the Nation's Capital for the beginning of the Army Ten-Miler race expo held Friday and Saturday at the D.C. Armory.

  • 2014 National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2014

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America, Oct. 9, in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression.

  • NATO Military Chairman honors the fallen during trip to Washington

    Oct 3, 2014

    Danish Gen. Knud Bartels, Chairman of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2014

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army's observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis. To this end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and honor these individuals by continuing to implement effective policies and practices that increase their employment opportunities.

  • Patron Saint of Warriors discussed

    Oct 1, 2014

    St. Michael, the patron saint of warriors, was the topic of discussion during the St. Michael Medallion luncheon hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Chaplains Office at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team is counting on you to act responsibly and report misuse or suspect activity in cyberspace to your chain of command. By dedicating ourselves to increased online security we help stay Army Strong.

  • It's only days away! MDW's Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Army Ten-Miler will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at this year's race scheduled for Sunday, October 12.

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight

    Oct 1, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spc. John Arriaga!

  • Colombia's top military official honors the fallen in the Nation's Capital

    Sep 26, 2014

    Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragán, Commander of the Armed Forces, Republic of Colombia, paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • The Spirit of America comes to Hershey PA

    Sep 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington performs 'Spirit of America', a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show at the Giant Center in Hershey Pa. Friday and Saturday.

  • Capital Shield: Emergency response training in the nation's capital

    Sep 24, 2014

    RFK Stadium was abuzz as Army helicopters flew low over the northwest region of the Nation's Capital, Sept. 23.

  • Soldier comes full circle at Hershey, Pa.

    Sep 23, 2014

    "When I was a kid, I use to come to Hershey for school trips; now kids on school trips are coming to see me perform," said Pvt. Eric J. Chapka, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and Spirit of America narrator. "I love visiting Hershey!"

  • President of Ukraine lays a wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Sep 19, 2014

    The recently elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during his visit to the United States.

  • Albany NY catches the Spirit of America

    Sep 19, 2014

    Thousands cheered America's Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington as they performed 'Spirit of America', a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York this morning.

  • President Taft honored on birthday

    Sep 16, 2014

    William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States was honored on the occasion of his birthday by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, who laid a wreath at his gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Boston parties at Spirit of America

    Sep 12, 2014

    Bostonians and visitors from all over the nation cheered this morning as the Soldiers of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington performed 'Spirit of America', a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show at TD Garden in Boston. Another show is scheduled for tonight, and two more tomorrow.

  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 11 September 2014

    Sep 11, 2014

    "Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us. Nothing can change who we are as Americans."

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

    Sep 10, 2014

    America's diversity is a source of strength and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend and show their allegiance to this nation in many ways, but especially through their military service. The theme for 2014's Hispanic Heritage Month is Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success

  • CFC: Giving where it counts

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington officially kicked off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general being the first to contribute in the command at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spotlight

    Sep 5, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Pfc. Kyle Latosky

  • Stopping Suicide stigmas

    Sep 4, 2014

    "We knew he was sad, but we didn't know you could die from being sad," said Maj. Gen. (ret.) Mark A. Graham.

  • Army Suicide Awareness Month

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army amplifies its promotion of the importance of resilience building and suicide awareness within the Army profession during the entire month of September. This year's theme is Enhancing Resiliency -- Strengthening Our Professionals.

  • Telling America's story

    Sep 2, 2014

    This year's show received its final validation by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during a full dress rehearsal at Fort Belvoir, Va. Once validated, MDW's 2014 Spirit of America production is ready for public viewing.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

    Sep 2, 2014

    September 2014 is the eleventh annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) Campaign. NPM is a commemorative event to emphasize the importance of being prepared for emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks. Soldiers, families, and civilians are encouraged to turn awareness into action by Being Informed, Making a Plan, Building a Kit, and Getting Involved.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • No time to rest for Fife and Drum Corps as 'Spirit of America' approaches

    Aug 26, 2014

    The 2014 Spirit of America itinerary for The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is set, and the Soldiers will be rehearsing and practicing new drill choreography, while getting ready to travel from Boston to Albany, New York, and on to Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • Spirit of America! History Comes to Life

    Aug 26, 2014

    Join the U.S. Army Military District of Washington as we celebrate the return of Spirit of America, a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show taking place September 12 and 13 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., September 19 and 20 at the Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. and September 26 and 27 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

    I wish each of you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday.

  • Singapore's top defense chief honors the fallen during trip to Washington

    Aug 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces, paid his respects to America's fallen during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Fighting terrorism one person at a time

    Aug 22, 2014

    More than 80 military and civilian participants from around the United States attended a five-day Antiterrorism Officer Basic Course, held at Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 18-22.

  • Last Twilight Tattoo of the season

    Aug 21, 2014

    More than 700 audience members and special guests waited out a storm to catch the last Twilight Tattoo of the season, hosted by Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) deputy commanding general.

  • Arlington County Fire Department honors America's fallen

    Aug 20, 2014

    Chief of the Arlington County Fire Department, Jim Schwartz, paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Fun, camaraderie and great weather at JFHQ-NCR/MDW Organizational Day picnic

    Aug 18, 2014

    Friends, families, and co-workers enjoyed the beautiful late summer weather and the esprit de corps at the annual Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Organizational Day picnic at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.

  • Assist, protect and defend at Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 14, 2014

    Hundreds of audience members came out on a cool summer evening to watch the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform in Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field, with their host Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, U.S. Army Provost Marshal General and commanding general of Army Criminal Investigation Command and Army Corrections Command.

  • Mosquito-borne viruses hit summer peak, WNV discovered on Fort McNair

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army Public Health Command on July 31 released a report showing positive West Nile Virus (WNV) detections located in two military mosquito-trapping sites on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which constitutes the first discovery of the virus on the installation in 2014.

  • USACE hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 7, 2014

    Hundreds of visitors and special guests joined their host, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commanding general, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight - Graham Walker

    Aug 4, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Graham Walker!

  • Great weather + Free show = FUN

    Jul 31, 2014

    Hundreds of visitors and special guests joined their host, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Weekend fun; Soldier style

    Jul 30, 2014

    Seven members from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in their second annual Spartan race held at Wicomico Motorsports Park in Charlotte Hall, Md.

  • Happy 239th birthday JAG Corps

    Jul 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Staff Judge Advocate office celebrated the Judge Advocate General's Corps 239th birthday during a ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Chaplains remember Vietnam during 239th Anniversary

    Jul 28, 2014

    Vietnam era members of the Chaplain Corps were honored during the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary celebration at Arlington National Cemetery and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), Va.

  • New Soldiers swear in at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 24, 2014

    Several hundred members of the public gambled on the weather to watch the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform a Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. Dennis L. Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) commanding general, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Picking the best pacers

    Jul 24, 2014

    The process of gaining the talents of 40 runners for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Ten-Miler team is underway.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Jul 24, 2014

    A functional active shooter exercise took place on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 17 to assess first responder reaction time and the reactions of a select group of JBM-HH staff and employees.

  • DC road closures and restrictions for the 2014 U.S. -- Africa Leaders Summit

    Jul 23, 2014

    The 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will take place from Monday, August 4th through Thursday, August 7th in Washington, D.C.

  • MDW legal staff awards Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Staff Judge Advocate office welcomed one Soldier and said goodbye to two others during a ceremony hosted by Col. James R. Agar, MDW staff judge advocate, held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C., July 22, 2014.

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