News: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling celebrates second anniversary, fleet, family and fighter
Story by Joseph P Cirone
WASHINGTON - Celebrating Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s (JBAB) second anniversary and the Navy’s birthday, JBAB is highlighting some of the outstanding military, civilian and family members, who live, work or visit the installation.
Thousands of people live or work at JBAB. It is home to many DOD commands and units. JBAB’s mission is to provide exceptional support and base services to those DOD entities.
JBAB was officially established Oct. 1, 2012 as part of a Congressionally-mandated Base Realignment and Closure Commission initiative. It combined duplicative Air Force and Navy base operating support services at the former Bolling Air Force Base; Naval Support Facility Anacostia and Bellevue Navy Housing Area, in an effort to improve efficiency, effectiveness and be better stewards of taxpayer funding.
As the nation’s premier joint base, JBAB supports presidential, ceremonial, homeland security, defense support to civil authorities and national security missions, conducted by all five of the nation’s armed forces, the National Guard and federal agencies.
As a subordinate command of the Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC), JBAB’s mission supports the Fleet, Fighter and Family.
Supporting the fleet, enables the operating forces of the nation’s military to perform its mission. Supporting the fighter helps ensure that the training; readiness; resourcing and informational needs of the military’s fighting force are met. Supporting the family ensures that the men and women of the armed forces; their families and DOD and Coast Guard civilians are well cared for.
Oct. 13 marks the Navy’s 237th birthday. Honoring the occasion, JBAB is capitalizing on the CNIC role in supporting the Fleet, Fighter and Family by participating with other select Navy Public Affairs offices on three projects, designed to capture the legacy of service to the military and beyond.
DOD, Coast Guard personnel, families needed for videos
The first project aligns with supporting the fighter and is similar to Good Morning America's "Your Three Words" videos (http://youtu.be/4wkZeggGjTQ).
Military and civilian personnel and their families living or working at JBAB are needed to hold up signs in a short video that contain a total of three words which relate how the work they do supports the warfighter or the warfighting effort.
Sample messages are: “Raising the Children” “Protecting the Homeland” “Honoring the Brave” “Designing the Ships” “Filling the Potholes” “Remembering the Fallen” “Rescuing at Sea,” etc. Be creative! The imagery will be used on social media platforms and a DOD news media video distribution site. Videos including Navy families will also be included in a composite video to be shown on www.navy.mil. Videos including Coast Guard families will also be included in a composite video and uploaded to www.uscg.mil
The second project showcases the family and their legacy of service to the military.
Still and video imagery showing family members who served as a military member or civilian employee will be made available to the media via a DOD media distribution site. Imagery showing Navy families will also be used to crowd source the U.S. Navy Facebook page.
Examples include grandfather served, mother served, and a son who is currently a sailor, airman, guardian, soldier or Marine; Father who served, mother worked as a Navy civilian and a daughter who is or was a Navy officer.
The third project aligns with JBAB’s support to the fleet and the training and readiness of the military personnel. It highlights former military personnel who are now successful in their lives and who express appreciation for their time in the military.
Many former military personnel attribute their success in post-military life to what they learned in the military. They are now city and community leaders, businessmen, health care professionals, chefs, journalists, educators, technicians, engineers, lawyers, electricians, entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs. They credit their military service with helping them to successfully navigate their post-military lives.
JBAB is looking for former military members who are willing to share their story about their military experience; which skills they learned during their time in uniform that helped them achieve their current success; how the military impacted their life and which part of the military stayed with them long after their official service ended.
The edited video interviews will be shared on social media platforms and a DOD news media video distribution site, so people worldwide understand how military experiences are valuable and stay with a person long after they have left the service.
The videos will be produced at JBAB or on location, any place in the National Capital Region, preferred by the military or civilian members and families.
Military and civilian personnel; families; commands or units interested in participating in one or more of the project may contact JBAB Public Affairs via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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