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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Fort Myer, Va. Fort McNair, Washington D.C. Henderson Hall, Va.
JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906
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JBM-HH Bulletin – Aug. 5
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – Arlington County Fair
The 2014 Arlington County Fair runs from Aug. 6-10 and is located just outside the
Hatfield Gate at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second Street South,
Arlington, VA 22204. Admission is free, and shuttle service is provided from locations
throughout Arlington. For more information, log onto http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/.
New – Adjutant General’s Corps group to meet
The Potomac Chapter of the Adjutant General's Corp Regimental Association will
meet Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Sine Irish Pub on Pentagon Row (1301 South Joyce
Street, Arlington) for fellowship. The Chapter will provide light refreshments, and other
items can be ordered from the menu at the pub. Attendees may come in duty uniform
or civilian casual wear.
For more information, see http://potomacagcra.org.
New – Army Substance Abuse Program training
Army Substance Abuse Program training will be provided Aug. 6 and 12 from 1 to 3
p.m. in Bldg. 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Suicide prevention training
will be held Aug. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint
base. For more information, call 703-696-3787.
New – Feds Feed Families
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall personnel support the Agriculture Department’s
annual Feds Feed Families food drive.
The campaign, which runs through August, is a voluntary effort undertaken by
federal employees, who bring nonperishable food items to their offices for distribution
to local food banks.
Bring your donations to several places on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base:
The Fitness Center, the Exchange, Bldg. 203, Bldg. 205 and Bldg. 59.
On the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, bring non-perishable food items to
Bldg. 39, the Shoppette, the State Department Federal Credit Union, Marshall Hall
(Bldg. 62) and Lincoln Hall (Bldg. 64).
If you wish to add a collection point in your building, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call
Among the items on the “most-needed” list are low-sodium or no salt canned
vegetables, canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, beans), canned fruits and soups,
condiments, multigrain cereals, individually packaged snacks and crackers, peanut
butter, brown and white rice and pasta. Families also need 100 percent fruit juices,
paper products, cleaning supplies and hygiene items – all the things any family needs.
For a complete list, visit www.capitalareafoodbank.org.
In 2013, DoD collected more than 1.9 million pounds of food.
For more information visit www.defense.gov/home/features/2012/0612_fff.
New – National Immunization and Influenza Awareness Month
The following is a message from the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D.
August is National Immunization and Influenza Awareness Month. Vaccination
for influenza is the most important step you can take in the next few months to ensure
you are healthy this coming flu season. They are also vital in improving the health of
our Soldiers, Families and Retirees.
Army Medicine continues to play an important role in developing vaccines.
Our primary focus in developing vaccines has been to help keep our Soldiers safe from
disease when they deploy, thus ensuring a Ready and Healthy Force.
Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock and I thank all of you who have contributed to
this work to keep us healthy and for the contributions you will make tomorrow.
Finally, catching the flu can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Remind
your Family and friends how important vaccinations are to their health. Take this
important step in making sure your Family and friends are Ready and Resilient this
coming flu season.
H&S Battalion opens new forward office in Pentagon
The Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps,
Henderson Hall has opened a new forward office in the Pentagon. The office is located
in Rm. 4A524. Office numbers are:
Consolidated Admin- 703-693-5208
Supply Admin- 703-693-5192
S-3 Training- 703-693-5186
Family Readiness Officer- 703-693-5196
Relocation Assistance- 703-693-5197
Résumé Writing Class Offered
The Career Resource Management Center, in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall
portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, offers “Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector
Résumé Tips & Marketable Formats” Wednesday, August 6, 9 – 11 a.m. This workshop
will assist in drafting a private sector résumé. Learn how to draft targeted résumés and
understand the key components needed to get selected for the right position. The
following topics will be covered: acceptable formats and design, prioritizing and
highlighting key skills, and creating marketable content. Please call 703-614-6828 to
Virginia DMV to Go to visit JBM-HH Aug. 13
JBM-HH ACAP is sponsoring the DMV to Go mobile unit Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Bowling Center on the Fort Myer portion of the
joint base. The service is open to all ID/CAC holders (to include active duty, family
members, retirees, veterans with DD214, and DOD civilians). No appointments are
needed. For more information, call 703-696-9603.
Job Fair slated Aug. 13
A job fair, open to all transitioning military, veterans and military family
members, will be held Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City
Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Va. 22204.
Pre-register at www.civilianjobs.com and get more information at 678-819-4153.
MCX Early Closing
The MCX and the Vineyard will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 18, for a
Women’s Equality Day 5K run/1 Mile walk
JBM-HH’s Equal Opportunity Office will host a Women’s Equality Day 5K
Run/1 Mile walk Aug. 22 at 6:30 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center. The run is free
and open to all military personnel, civilian employees, family members and retirees. To
register, log onto http://conta.cc/1tiH8MM, or register the day of the run between 5:30
and 6:15 a.m.
For more information, call 703-696-2964 or 703-696-8729.
Overture Concert to be held Aug. 23
Come enjoy this end of summer concert spectacular on historic Summerall Field
on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Complete with live cannon fire by The 3d
U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery, this favorite among
Washingtonians of all ages is a must-see musical extravaganza. The audience will enjoy
a program featuring classical, popular, and patriotic selections, with vocal highlights
and dramatic fanfare. Don’t miss it! Rain or shine! For more information, visit
Fire safety reminder
The use of charcoal barbeque grills and gas fired grills on decks, balconies,
covered parking areas, patios, or under any building overhang is prohibited by the Joint
Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department. All grills must be used a minimum of 15
feet from any building structure and must not block any walk ways/pathways. The
storage of fuel bottles from the gas fired grills inside any structure or on balconies is
prohibited. Charcoal grills may be stored on porches; decks, balconies and patios
provided the charcoal is completely extinguished and cold. For more information, call
Two civilian employees need annual leave assist
A Directorate of Public Works (planning division) employee, Myrtle Bowen, and a
Directorate of Resource Management (budge office) employee, Mary Jones Williams,
are approved recipients of the civilian personnel annual leave donor program. Due to
medical issues, they have exhausted both sick and annual leave.
Department of the Army civilian employees who would like to donate annual leave
to Williams must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave
Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Within Agency)" at
If you are a federal government civilian employee outside the Department of the
Army and want to donate annual leave to Williams, you must complete OPM 630B,
"Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave
Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf
Contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email
completed forms directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the form
ACAP Schedule updated for August
The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has been updated its seminars
and workshops schedule for the month of August. To find out more information about
the transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career
resources workshops available, log onto
The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events
For a list of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events, log onto
All of the performances are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
This schedule is subject to change without prior notice. All outdoor concerts are subject
to cancellation due to weather considerations. Please call (703)696-3399 or visit
www.usarmyband.com for up-to-date information on concert cancellations.
Education and Career Services
For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614-
9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html.
DSTRESS available 24/7
The United States Marine Corps challenges Marines and members of all services: win
your personal battles. Help is available through online chat or phone for anonymous,
peer-to-peer counseling 24/7.
Online chat is at DSTRESSLINE.com or call 1-877-476-7734.
Need help? Know someone who does? Suicide is preventable
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans and their loved ones in crisis with
qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 days a year. For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
chat online, or send a text message to 838255.
More folks care than you might think. See some leaders’ public service
New – Learn how to be a good babysitter
Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Child and Youth Services is
hosting a 4-H Teen Babysitters program Monday, Aug. 11 through Friday, Aug. 15
from 1 to 4 p.m. each day at Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion
of the joint base.
Age requirement is 12 to 18 years. All military and Department of Defense civilian
dependents are eligible to take the class. There are 17 slots available; the class is free.
Register and get more information at 703-696-0313/4942.
New – Triple P parenting classes
This seminar will cover being Confident, being socially skilled, planning ahead, keeping
commitments, keeping in touch, and taking care of others. The class is held Aug. 25
from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in Bldg. 12 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. This
event is open to children aged 13-18 years old. Please register by calling 703-614-7204.
ACS Play Morning (Outdoor)
This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical
activity and socialization for parents. Play morning is scheduled for Aug. 11, 18 and 25
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. We will meet at the playground (Virginia Highlands Park, 1600
South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202) by the restrooms, weather permitting. Pre-
registration is encouraged. For questions: 703-696-3512.
Relationship Enrichment: Healthy Communication
Having difficulty reading your spouse’s mind? Take this class to learn how to
open up the lines of communication so that you no longer have to guess what is going
on in their head. You will learn how to effectively use “I statements” and utilize
assertive communication skills in a non-confrontational manner. Class is Aug. 7 from 10
to 11:30 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For more information or to
register, please call 703-696-3512.
Splish, Splash and Summer Fun!!
Parents and children 0-5 are welcome to join us Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at
the Virginia Highlands Spray Park, 1600 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va. 22202 for a
morning of aquatic fun and socializing with other parents. The group will meet at the
spray ground, by the restrooms, weather permitting. Rain date: 22 August 14. For more
information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
This class introduces parents of all ages with kids of all ages to the proven principles for
overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of
connection and cooperation. Class is held in the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall Aug.
13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
Participants will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life
and how to create their own stress management plan. Class is held in the JBM-HH ACS
Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register,
please call 703-696-3512.
Individuals will receive information on the basic principles of emotions management,
specific information about the impact of unmanaged anger, and receive resources on
how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives. Class will be held in
the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201 Aug. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information
or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
This class will provide an overview of developmental milestones for children
ages 0-3. Learn how to assess your child for developmental milestones and discuss
activities that you can do to help improve your child’s social, gross motor, and cognitive
development. Class will be held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 29
from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
“Boots to Business”
A “Boots to Business” workshop for aspiring military-to-civilian entrepreneurs is
offered Monday – Tuesday, August 11 – 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Bldg. 29, Rm. 104, on
the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This workshop
provides information on self-employment, learning to evaluate applicable skills and
personality traits needed for self-employment, identifying types of business ownership,
and researching the business market and competition, understanding the importance of
a business plan, and how to obtain financing. Please call 703-614-6828 to register.
EFMP Information Session: Yoga Therapy
The MCCS Exceptional Family Member Program will host information sessions
on Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs. Sessions are in the Cpl. Terry L.
Smith Gymnasium. Two sessions are planned: on August 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for
parents and service providers of children ages 5 – 11; and on Thursday, September 18,
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 12 - 18. Wear
clothing suited for physical activity. Register 48 hours in advance by calling 703-693-
5353 or emailing email@example.com. Sessions are free and open to Department of
Defense identification card holders.
GAT 2.0 for Spouses
Army spouses have access to the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0) -- a
confidential, online self-assessment tool that measures the user's level of resilience,
overall health and well-being.
After completing the GAT 2.0, the spouse receives an assessment in each of the
five dimensions of strength: social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical, and an
assessment in the three elements of the Performance Triad -- sleep, activity and nutrition.
The GAT 2.0 arms Army spouses with the tools they need to stay strong throughout
Army life. For more information, log onto:
MCCS Offers New Community Counseling Program
The new Community Counseling Program is designed to provide increased
access to counseling for Marines, sailors, and their families, and to focus on screening,
prevention, and intervention of stressors and problems to improve readiness and
quality of life. We offer individual, couple, family, child, and group counseling services.
All counselors are independently licensed and credentialed professionals who can work
with you to develop a plan and find solutions to meet your needs and help you
overcome stressors in your life. Call 703-614-7204 for an initial screening and to
schedule an appointment.
ACAP supports spouses in transition
Army Career and Alumni Program offers services to the spouses of military
personnel who are transitioning: both retiring or ETSing (Expiration of Term in Service).
Some of the services offered to transitioning spouses include one-on-one assistance
with a resume, a Veterans Affairs benefits briefing, Department of Labor Employment
Workshop (includes the interview process, dress for success, building a resume, salary
negotiation) and financial planning.
More services include classes on home buying, credit scores, investing, TRICARE,
finding and applying for federal jobs and much more.
If your spouse is preparing to transition from the military -- retiring or ETSing, make
an appointment with ACAP.
Call 703-696-0973 to register or visit the ACAP Center at 232 McNair Road, Building
404 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. See
Anger Management workshops offered
Marine & Family Programs offers anger management workshops weekly,
Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshops are designed to teach eight tools for
managing anger. Participants may start at any time, but must attend all eight sessions to
receive a certificate of completion.
Sessions are in Building 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the
joint base. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members, and
military retirees. To register, please call 703-614-7204.
Stress workshops held Tuesdays
Marine & Family Programs offers workshops on coping with work and family stress
on an ongoing basis. The 12-session, evidence-based series, designed to teach strategies
for dealing with stressors, is held Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in Bldg. 12’s conference
room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Topics include identifying
stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing
yourself talk, eating right, exercise and developing a personal stress management plan.
The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members and military
To register, call 703-614-7204.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – Columbia Pike Interchange
Virginia Department of Transportation has elected to keep the right lane of
eastbound Columbia Pike closed in the vicinity of S. Quinn Street from 9 a.m. each day
until 6 a.m. the following day until Aug. 8.
VDOT will also close the entrance to S. Quinn Street from Columbia Pike to all
traffic on Aug. 6-7 to expedite the installation of a new Arlington County sanitary sewer
manhole and pipe. Though the work will proceed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, the S.
Quinn Street intersection will remain closed in the overnight hours of Aug. 6.
By 9 p.m. on Aug. 7, the S. Quinn Street intersection will be reopened. We
apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.
On Aug. 6-7, no vehicular traffic will be permitted to enter or exit S. Quinn Street
from Columbia Pike. The most direct route will either be through S. Rolfe Street or S.
Queen Street and adjoining side streets. During the S. Quinn Street closure, an
Arlington County police officer will assist in directing vehicles out at S. Rolfe Street
during daytime hours.
Major road closures in the District through Aug. 7
Please be advised that portions of Main Ave. outside of the Fort Lesley J. McNair
portion of the joint base will have road closures during the 2014 U.S. Africa Leaders
Summit scheduled for Aug 4-7 in Washington, D.C.
*Maine Ave. SW Eastbound between Ohio Dr. SW and 9th
Street SW from Aug. 4 at
10 p.m. to Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.
*Maine Ave. SW Westbound between 9th Street SW and 12th
Street SW from Aug. 4
at 10 p.m. to Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.
For a detailed map and list of times and additional road closures, log onto:
Summerall parking lot closed Aug. 11-12
Summerall parking lot on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be closed Aug.
11 at 9 p.m. and will reopen at the completion of a ceremony to take place at Summerall
Field Aug. 12. All cars in the parking lot after the lot has been closed are subject to
towing at the owner’s expense. For more information, call 703-696-3023.
There will be scheduled preventive maintenance on the gate barriers on the Fort
Myer and Fort McNair portions of JBM-HH Aug. 5 through 7. Traffic interference is
expected to be minimal. For more information, call 703-588-2810.