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Aug. 5 Bulletin

  1. 1. Trouble reading this e-mail? Right click on the panel above the address box and check "Display as HTML." 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 To view this bulletin online, go to the JBM-HH SlideShare page at JBM-HH Bulletin – Aug. 5 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News 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 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 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.
  2. 2. 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 or or call 703-696-8333. 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 In 2013, DoD collected more than 1.9 million pounds of food. For more information visit New – National Immunization and Influenza Awareness Month The following is a message from the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho: 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
  3. 3. 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 Fax- 703-614-1535 DSN- 224 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 register. 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 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 private event. 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
  4. 4. register, log onto, 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 703-696-3372/3483. 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 or Contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at or fax the form to 703-696-0879. ACAP Schedule updated for August
  5. 5. 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 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 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 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 announcements at Family Readiness 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.
  6. 6. 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. Scream-Free Parenting 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. Stress Management 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
  7. 7. Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512. Anger Management 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. Baby Stages 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 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.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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 retirees. 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.
  10. 10. Barrier Maintenance 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.