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  • 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.

  • Pershing's Own receives new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2014

    The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" has a new command sergeant major - Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Smith was appointed to the position during a change of responsibility ceremony July 14 at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • New Va. laws expand military-state relations

    Jul 21, 2014

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law June 12 five bills that directly impact service members and their families.

  • TRADOC hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 17, 2014

    Hundreds flocked to see 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 hosted by Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) commanding general, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Kenyan Defense Chief honors the Fallen

    Jul 16, 2014

    Gen. Julius Waweru Karangi, Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Responders welcome new command team

    Jul 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Air Operations Group hosted Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremonies for their outgoing command team held in Hanger 3 on Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Army's senior lawyer hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 10, 2014

    Hundreds of audience members came out to the see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Twilight Tattoo hosted by the 39th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, held on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va., July 9, 2014.

  • MDW Recognized by the Secretary of the Army

    Jul 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Military District of Washington received the Army Superior Unit Award (ASUA) for meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission from January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013 by the Honorable John M. McHugh, Sectary of the Army.

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight - Master Sgt. Valetta R. Stewart

    Jul 7, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Master Sgt. Valetta R. Stewart

  • Army 4th quarter antiterrorism theme - Organization and Individual Protective Measures

    Jul 7, 2014

    The Army antiterrorism awareness theme for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, July through September, is Organization and Individual Protective Measures to prevent and counter the terrorist threat

  • Twilight Tattoo returns

    Jul 7, 2014

    Following its Independence Day break the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo returns to Whipple Field at JBM-HH starting July 9 until the end of the season. The military pageantry coupled with the breathtaking views of downtown Washington D.C. provides a wonderful backdrop to these great performances.

  • Top Philippines Army Officer lays wreath

    Jul 1, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, participated in an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Congratulations Col. (R) Shields

    Jun 30, 2014

    Family, friends and fellow staff members said their official goodbyes to Col. Burton K. Shields, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington operations branch director during his retirement awards ceremony held at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, June 26, 2014.

  • An Independence Day message from JFHQ-NCR/MDW's commanding general

    Jun 30, 2014

    The 4th of July is a time to celebrate and reflect on the significance of our freedom and our role in sustaining it.

  • Burned on the Fourth of July

    Jun 30, 2014

    Many of those who have used fireworks have a "close-call" story to tell. My father had multiple fireworks incidents when he was younger. However, one particular story stands out.

  • New command team takes over at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jun 27, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL Va. -- Lt. Col. David A. Meyer assumed command of Fort A.P. Hill during a brief ceremony at Beaverdam Field here today.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army recognizes NCOs during Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 26, 2014

    Audience members from across the country joined their host Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler for 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."

  • Run, Run, Run as fast as you can

    Jun 26, 2014

    Health and team building was the theme of the Responders Race to Wellness run hosted by the United States Army Air Operations Group at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Fort Belvoir welcomes new Garrison Commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Wednesday outside the garrison headquarters building. Col. Michelle D. Mitchell assumed command from Col. Gregory D. Gadson.

  • Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Jun 25, 2014

    Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Old Guard Soldiers recognized during Washington Nationals Army Day celebration

    Jun 24, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Drill team and U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed in front of thousands in the sweltering heat at Nationals Park as part of the Washington Nationals Army Day celebration prior to their game with the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014.

  • Special Twilight Tattoo salutes the NCO: Backbone of the Army

    Jun 23, 2014

    A special Twilight Tattoo will be performed this Wednesday, June 18, to recognize the service, sacrifice and leadership of Non-Commissioned Officers from past generations who paved the way for today's Soldiers.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday 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," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • Fairfax County proclaims 'Army Week,' says farewell

    Jun 19, 2014

    A grateful Fairfax County officially ushered in "Army Week" and bid a fond farewell to two leaders of Fort Belvoir's Garrison. Col. Gregory D. Gadson, garrison commander; and Don Carr, garrison director of public affairs, each received proclamations from the county. The county's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to celebrate its longstanding relationship with Fort Belvoir by proclaiming "Army Week" throughout the county from June 13-21 and followed that with two more resolutions that honored the post's two soon-to-be-retirees in Gadson and Carr for their many years of service.

  • Sergeant of the Guard's final walk

    Jun 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Tanner M. Welch, Sergeant of the Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), participated in his last walk and conducted a rose laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, June 19, 2014.

  • Pakistan's Chairman lays wreath in Arlington

    Jun 19, 2014

    Gen. Rashad Mahmood, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • New Army careers begin on Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty young American's raised their hands and became Soldiers during a ceremony held at Phillies Citizens Bank Park Stadium shortly before the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7 to 4, in Philadelphia, June 14, 2014.

  • Old Guard welcomes 80th Commander

    Jun 18, 2014

    Col. Johnny Davis became the 80th commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Davis replaced Col. James C. Markert during a ceremony held at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 18, 2014.

  • 239th Army Birthday tri-signed letter - "America's Army: Our Profession"

    Jun 16, 2014

    239th Army Birthday tri-signed letter - "America's Army: Our Profession"

  • Happy 239th Birthday, U.S. Army!

    Jun 13, 2014

    Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. On June 14, we celebrate 239 Years of Our Profession.

  • Chaplains provide stability during a crisis

    Jun 13, 2014

    Contingency management in the National Capital Region was the theme of the 8th annual military and civilian chaplain interagency conference held at the Spates Community Club and Conference Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

  • Fort A.P. Hill celebrates the Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - More than 150 Soldiers, Civilians and friends of Fort A.P. Hill participated in the post's Army Birthday celebration and 5-kilometer run June 13 at Wilcox Camp.

  • Army celebrates 239th birthday in New York City

    Jun 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army and the people of New York City commemorated the Army's 239th birthday and celebrated this year's theme -- "America's Army: Our Profession," June 13, 2014, in Bryant Park, in New York City, N.Y.

  • Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 12, 2014

    Vietnam veterans from across the country joined their host for the evening, the Honorable Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army, and 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."

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Army prepares to celebrate 239th birthday in New York City

    Jun 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army will celebrate its 239th birthday with special events in Bryant Park in New York City on Friday, June 13. The theme for this year is America's Army: Our Profession. Please mark your calendar for a full day of events at Bryant Park, located at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas.

  • Greater Washington Board of Trade honors the fallen

    Jun 6, 2014

    James C. Dinegar, Greater Washington Board of Trade (GWBOT) president and CEO and Stuart L. Solomon, GWBOT 2014 chair and managing director laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 5, 2014.

  • Army aviators fill Washington's skies

    Jun 5, 2014

    The skies over the Nation's Capital were filled with helicopters as the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Army Air Operations Group, 12th Aviation Battalion flew its entire inventory of aircraft one last time together during a training exercise held June 4, 2014.

  • Thousands join Army's Vice Chief of Staff at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 5, 2014

    Thousands of visitors to the Nation's Capital joined their host, Gen. John F. Campbell, Army Vice Chief of Staff, 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."

  • NFL players thank America's military

    Jun 3, 2014

    A rainy day didn't stop more than 100 service members stationed in the National Capital Region from coming out to meet the Washington Redskins during an event hosted by the team at their training camp in Ashburn, Va., May 29, 2014.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spotlight - Eugene Fleming

    Jun 3, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Mr. Fleming

  • America remembers JFK

    May 30, 2014

    America paid its respects to former President John F. Kennedy, marking his birthday by laying a wreath at his grave site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 29, 2014.

  • Army's senior intelligence officer hosts the best kept secret in town

    May 29, 2014

    Once again rain storms pushed the show indoors, but it didn't dampen the thousands of audience members from all over the country from enjoying 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

  • Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

    May 28, 2014

    Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.

  • President Obama Pays Tribute to Service Members, Families at Arlington

    May 27, 2014

    Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 people in the Memorial Amphitheatre.

  • Military support at WWII memorial's 10th anniversary

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day weekend is a time to recognize our military's support in keeping the nation free, and during the 10th Anniversary commemoration of the World War II Memorial on the National Mall this holiday weekend, that support was once again, very evident.

  • Tell us how we are doing!

    May 23, 2014

    Please take a few moments to fill out this quick survey and let us know how we can make a better product for you.

  • Chaplains honor, remember the fallen at 'Flags-In'

    May 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Chaplain's from across the National Capital Region participated in the annual Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.

  • Rain or shine Twilight Tattoo is best free show in DC

    May 22, 2014

    Some nasty weather may have moved the program inside, but it didn't deter the thousands of audience members from all over the globe from enjoying 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."

  • Army Ten-Miler Sells Out in Hours

    May 21, 2014

    The 30th anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler sold out in two hours and 15 minutes. The Army's premier running event is scheduled for Sunday, October 12 in our nation's capital.

  • Twilight Tattoo indoors tonight - 28 May

    May 21, 2014

    Due to predicted bad weather, tonight's Twilight Tattoo performance will move indoors to Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va. Because of the anticipated large audience and the limited seating in Conmy Hall, we are performing two shows tonight (one at 4 p.m., and one at 7 p.m.).

  • Memorial Day Weekend at the Embassy of Canada

    May 20, 2014

    Marking more than 12 years of service in Afghanistan, the Embassy of Canada is honored to host Canada's Afghanistan Memorial Vigil over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend.

  • June - National Safety Month

    May 20, 2014

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Army seeks to enhance civilian workforce

    May 20, 2014

    The Army's civilian work force includes more than 300,000 professionals, serving in about 500 unique job series both in the United States and abroad, according to an article published in Army Stand-To! April 17.

  • Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 20, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 14 with a luncheon at The Marine Club on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Memorial Day Safety Message

    May 16, 2014

    I hope that each of you have a safe summer season and an enjoyable holiday weekend.

  • Medal of Honor recipient special guest at Twilight Tattoo

    May 15, 2014

    America's most recent Medal of Honor recipient, former Army sergeant Kyle J. White, joined close to three thousand other audience members to watch the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's production of Twilight Tattoo.

  • MDW Best Warrior's announced

    May 14, 2014

    Congratulations to the 2014 U.S. Army Military District of Washington Best Warrior Competition winners.

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week

    May 14, 2014

    National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 runs from May 25th through May 31st.

  • Ready, set, rescue!

    May 12, 2014

    The U.S. Military District of Washington's 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company and their civilian counterparts from all across the nation train and test each other's skills and gain experience by participating in realistic scenarios during the annual training program called Rescue Challenge, from May 5 - 8, 2014.

  • Congratulations Staff Sgt. Segobiano!

    May 12, 2014

    Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Segobiano, U.S. Army Military District of Washington Staff Judge Advocate paralegal on her promotion at the Titanic Memorial in Washington D.C., May 9, 2014.

  • 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day: "Military Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG"

    May 9, 2014

    Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This year the commemoration falls on May 9, 2014, and the theme is Army Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG.

  • Hidden history at Fort McNair

    May 9, 2014

    More than a hundred visitors from all around the country came to witness an historic little known piece of history that is nestled in the Nation's Capital. An inaugural open house of Grant Hall's third-floor courtroom was hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter at the Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH, May 3, 2014.

  • Farewell Diane Grant

    May 8, 2014

    Diane Grant, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington public affairs plans division deputy chief, bids farewell to the command during a ceremony hosted by Col. Josslyn Aberle, JFHQ-NCR/MDW public affairs officer at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Soldiers tell their story to thousands at Twilight Tattoo

    May 8, 2014

    Tonight's Twilight Tattoo remains scheduled for outdoors at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall in Arlington Va. The show starts at 7 p.m. and pre-ceremony entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m.

  • ANC 150: Arlington National Cemetery's 150th Anniversary

    May 7, 2014

    Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is hosting a series of events to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

  • National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen

    May 6, 2014

    The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 26 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army Ten-Miler priority registration begins, event celebrates 30th anniversary

    May 5, 2014

    This year the Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race, Oct. 12, 2014, in the nation's capital.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spotlight - Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Burnish

    May 2, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Sgt. 1st Class Burnish

  • Twilight Tatoo Home

    May 2, 2014

  • Soldiers kick-off 2014 Twilight Tattoo season

    May 1, 2014

    The Nation's Capital Region may have been deluged under heavy rain storms, but for more than a thousand audience members at this year's opening performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Twilight Tattoo, it was all about enjoying the military spectacle.

  • 'Soldier for Life' website to be new online home for retirees

    May 1, 2014

    The Army's "Soldier for Life" website, launched May 1, 2014, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers.

  • Soldiers learn important facets of command

    Apr 30, 2014

    Soldiers from around the National Capital Region attended the Company Commanders and First Sergeant Course (CCFSC), from 21-24 April, 2014. CCFSC was hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and was held at the National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair. CCFSC introduces new and prospective company leaders to potential challenges of command, avenues and resources available to them, and area unique concerns within the National Capital Region.

  • Civilian awardees lay wreath at Arlington

    Apr 30, 2014

    Mike Duke, former Wal-Mart CEO; Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Give an Hour Program founder; Cheryl Jensen, Vail Veterans Program founder and executive director and spouse Bill paid their respects during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony escorted by 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, April 28, 2014.

  • Army wants Soldiers to know ins, outs of using, transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

    Apr 29, 2014

    While the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits program has been available since 2009, many Soldiers have not taken advantage of this great program.

  • Odierno honors civilians at Salute from the Chief

    Apr 29, 2014

    Four civilians were awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award during a special Twilight Tattoo called 'Salute from the Chief,' hosted by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, 38th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, April 28, 2014.

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