Building resilience and recognizing the hard work by the Soldiers and staff at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, was the order of the day during the Chapel Community Picnic held at the Memorial Chapel at JBM-HH, August 30, 2018.

"We do this once a year and we want to make sure whatever we can do for the soldiers, their families and DoD Civilians we will do it," Sgt. 1st Class Pedro Reyes, NCOIC, JBM-HH Chaplain's Office. "It is an appreciation for all of the hard work people do on base."

More than 300 people stopped by to enjoy a barbeque lunch and talked and enjoyed time with friends and colleagues from across the Joint Base. There were also events for children, including a bouncy house and face painting as well as a DJ.

"The event went great, there was great food, events for the kids outside and face painting in the back. It's fun, they invited everyone in the garrison," said First Sgt. Jonathan Antonetti, Headquarters Company, JBMHH. "It just brought the whole team together."

The Chapel Community picnic is an annual event for the JBM-HH Chaplains Office. The event helps to promote resiliency, build spiritual fitness and boost morale for the entire community.