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Email Bulletin July 1

  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. News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Check out the new and constantly improving JBM-HH website at Even those who use the site on a regular basis may notice a more user-friendly feel. It is improving each day. See the story here. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself . . . in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go to and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page – keyword @JBMHH and our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happening on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to REMINDER - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be in the following Monday’s Bulletin. News NEW - SoberRide offered for July 4 holiday Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP's) 2013 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offered from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4 until 4 a.m. Friday, July 5. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare), call 800-200-8294 (TAXI). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and dispatched from 1-800-200-8294. Do not call a taxi company directly for SoberRide service as the ride will not be covered under this program. For more information visit Enjoy the 4th of July on historic Whipple Field
  2. 2. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will open Whipple Field Thursday, July 4 to Department of Defense ID card holders, their families and guests to view the national fireworks. The field, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, will open at 5 p.m., and the fireworks are set to be fired off in the District at about 9:15 p.m. The U.S. Army Band’s Downrange will play from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Not allowed: Weapons, alcohol, open flames, pyrotechnics -- no fireworks including sparklers, of any kind, pets, smoking; a JBM-HH instruction limits photography on post – no photos of residential housing are allowed without the express, written consent of the resident. In addition, no sporting equipment (Frisbee, football, baseball, etc.) will be allowed on the field. Allowed: Chairs, including wheelchairs, blankets, coolers, phones, strollers, cameras (no photos of base homes unless permission is given -- see above). As usual, everything is subject to search. Henry Gate will be closed to pedestrian traffic as well as vehicular traffic this year; Wright Gate will close for the day at 3 p.m. to vehicular traffic, but will allow pedestrians to walk through. Bring your blanket or chair, sit on the field and get one of the best views of the fireworks in town. For more information, call 703-696-3291. Salute to the nation July 4 to be on Whipple Field There will be a 50-gun salute to the nation at the stroke of 12 noon, Thursday, July 4 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Whipple Field by Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery. According to Army regulation, "in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, a salute to the Union (50 guns) will be fired at 1200 hours on Independence Day at all Army installations provided with the necessary equipment for firing salutes." In 1810, the “National Salute” was defined by the War Department as equal to the number of states in the Union. Today the Presidential Salute Battery fires 50 rounds at noon on Independence Day to celebrate the nation’s history. This 4th of July, the Presidential Salute Battery will fire the 75mm blank ceremonial shell with 1.5 pounds of powder. The salute takes about four minutes total, so arrive early to view this celebration of America. The platoon is equipped with 10 M5, 75mm antitank cannons mounted on M6 howitzer carriages. Each gun weighs 5,775 pounds. The Presidential Salute Battery is the only unit of its kind in the Army; its schedule includes more than 300 ceremonies each year. July 4 activities The Fort Myer Officers’ Club will host a BBQ at the O’ Club pool on July 4. For all the details visit: The Fort McNair Officers’ Club will also host a BBQ. Visit
  3. 3. for more information. We're hiring, and we want YOU! Contract Specialist (JBM-HH, Fort Myer) full time, permanent position includes NAF benefits. Manage assigned contracts and projects and perform functions and team coordination with all affected activities. See full description and how to apply here: This position closes July 11. Twilight Tattoo performances run through August Twilight Tattoo, Wednesdays through Aug. 28, is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." This performance is free and open to the public. Grass seating is available, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888. Performances from July 10 through Aug. 28 are at Whipple Field on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please check prior to attending a specific date. Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45 p.m. Civilian employee needs annual leave assist Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic employee Shirley McKenzie, pediatric nurse practitioner at the clinic on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, is an approved recipient of the civilian personnel annual leave donor program. Due to medical issues, she has exhausted both sick and annual leave. Department of the Army civilian employees who would like to donate annual leave to McKenzie 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 McKenzie you must complete OPM 630B, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" at or To help McKenzie, contact Leah Graves at 301-677-8119 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at NEW – Redskins Football Tickets on sale now at Community Center The combination package of Redskins tickets consists of one (1) pair of pre-season tickets and one (1) pair of regular season tickets to any of the Washington Redskins 2013 home games. Seats are located in the end zone on the lower level, Section 129.
  4. 4. Stop by the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center, Bldg. 405 McNair Road in the Leisure Travel Office to pick them up. All DoD ID cardholders are eligible. For information call 703-696-3469/70. Summer Outdoor Movie Series Want to catch a free “family friendly” movie under the moon (on the lawn or afloat in the pool)? The 2013 Summer Outdoor Movie series features “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Spates Community Club. The club is on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH. Get a look at what’s showing at Summer-Movie-Schedule.pdf. NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” event schedule Tuesday, July 2, 11 a.m. The U.S. Army Concert Band and Chorus in Concert Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, PA As part of the 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, The U.S. Army Concert Band and Army Chorus will present a concert as part of Music Gettysburg! on the grounds of the Seminary Ridge Museum at 111 Seminary Ridge, in Gettysburg, PA. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Seminary Chapel. FREE | No Tickets Required Youth Sports & Fitness presents Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp The SKIES program is offering Swimming Lessons this summer: Session 3 – July 8 to 18; Session 4 – July 22 to Aug. 1; and Session 5 – Aug. 5 to 15. Youth Sports and Fitness is also offering one remaining session of British Soccer this summer, August 19 to 23, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 16 yrs, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. They are also offering one session of British Multi-Sports, July 29 to Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-16 yrs. Register at CYSS Parent Central Services, Building 483, 703-696-0313/4942. For more information contact Annette Engum at 703- 696-3728 or Fort Myer Thrift Shop new summer hours The Fort Myer Thrift Shop will re-open July 9 with the summer schedule - open Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and closed on Thursdays. The Thrift Shop will not accept any consignments of shoes and clothing during the summer month schedule. Sales are posted at
  5. 5. NEW - Fort Belvoir Freedom Fest Canceled Fort Belvoir's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will not hold Freedom Fest this year due to funding and support issues. They wish you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July. NEW - Marine Club closures July 5 and 9 The Marine Club is closed for lunch and evening bar service on Friday, July 5. Due to a command function, the Marine Club is closed Tuesday, July 9. Customers are welcome to patronize the MCX Java Café, which serves lunch until 3 p.m. For more information, please call 571-483-1962. NEW – Golf With Us at The Gauntlet The July “Golf With Us” tournament moves to The Gauntlet in Fredericksburg, Va., Friday, July 19, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Reservations, which must be made online, are due by Friday, July 5. Please visit for reservation and payment information or call 703-697-2706. Play is open to Department of Defense identification card holders and their guests. NEW - Army Substance Abuse Training for Civilians The training listed below will be held on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall in Building 230 from 1 to 2 p.m. Civilians are required to have two hours of Army Substance Abuse training which includes Drug Free Workplace (Substance Abuse Awareness) training and one hour of Suicide Awareness training. If an employee participated in the Suicide Awareness Stand Down they will have met the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line it will also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations or there are any questions call 703-696-3787. o July 9 - Drug Free Workplace Supervisor o July 10 - Drug Free Workplace Non-Supervisor NEW - Basketball Court Closures The basketball court in the Smith Gym will close Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14, to accommodate the July Justice Amateur Boxing event. NEW - Frappuccino ‘Happy Hour’ The MCX Java Café is participating in a Starbucks promotion of Frappuccino drinks in July. Each weekday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., all Frappuccino drinks are half price. For more information, please call 571-483-1962.
  6. 6. NEW - Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Fort Belvoir/Walter Reed The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital the second Thursday of every month. Next meeting will be July 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Urology Clinic, Sunrise Pavilion, 2nd floor. Spouses/partners invited. For more information, contact COL (Ret) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or or Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or The Prostate Cancer Support Group will also meet at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the third Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be July 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room (next to the Prostate Center), third floor. Spouses/partners are invited. A military ID required for base access. For men without a military ID, call the Prostate Center at 301- 319-2900 48 hours prior to event for base access. Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic to alter operations during furlough Starting Friday, July 12 and continuing through Monday, Sept. 30, Andrew Rader Health Clinic will undergo a change in operations because of mandated civilian furloughs which begin the week of Monday, July 8. The civilian staff will be furloughed on the Rader-designated furlough day, Friday. Monday through Thursday during this time, all Rader Clinic services: Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Medical Exams, Well woman, Optometry and Behavioral Health, will be open for operations as usual. On Rader’s furlough day -- Friday -- operations will proceed as follows: On Fridays, the Clinic, to include Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Radiology, will only be open to Rader-assigned patients who have acute care appointments; the Pharmacy staff, reduced to one pharmacist and one pharmacy technician, will only fill medications for the patients with appointments on that day. On Fridays, because civilian personnel will be furloughed, the clinic will be staffed by active duty personnel who will address acute treatment issues only. Monday through Friday during this time, the TRICARE Service Center and Dental Clinic will be open for business as usual. For more information, call 703-696-3447. July Justice Amateur Boxing Tickets Tickets for the July 13 “July Justice” Amateur Boxing event are on sale. The event brings boxers from around Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland to the Corp. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an amateur boxing show open to the public with government-issued photo identification. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 for adults, except active duty personnel, who pay $7, and children under 10 years old who get in free. Tickets may be purchased at the Semper Fit office in Building 29, Room 305, at the gym, and at the door. For more information, call 703-697-2706.
  7. 7. HITT Instructor Training Offered Nominations are being accepted for motivated NCOs and above (first come first serve—maximum of 30 individuals) to attend the level one High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) instructor course July 15 through 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Corp. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium HITT Center. The Marine Corps’ HITT program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness, and resiliency. Program emphasis is on key components with relation to superior speed, power, strength, flexibility, endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury and ensuring that all Marines are physically prepared for real-time combat/tactical situations while in theatre. For additional information, please contact GySgt Daniel M. Jackson at or call 703-979-8420 ext. 389. NEW – Marine Corps Exchange to resume longer hours Beginning Monday, July 15, the Marine Corps Exchange and The Vineyard Wine & Spirits will remain open until 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. New hours are weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please call 703-979-8420. Golf Tournament On Sept. 27 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will host the Inaugural SLICE of Summer Scramble golf tournament. The tournament will be played on Fort Belvoir's Gunston Golf Course. The tournament format will be four person teams playing a best ball scramble. Awards will be given based on the group or team’s overall score. There will also be special contests for longest drive, closest to pin, longest putt and hole in one. Each person can register with a buddy or as a team of four. Registration is $70 per person which includes green fees, cart, range bucket, $8 gift certificate to pro shop and BBQ meal package. For more questions or to register, call 703-696-3419. Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training scheduled Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training will be held at the Town Hall building on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH at 10 a.m. July 17. NOTE: This training is given by the 902nd MI Group Fort Belvoir and is mandatory for all US Army employees every calendar year. For more information call 703-696-0756. 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler Qualifiers Registration is now open for this year’s 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler Team Qualifiers. This year’s Army Ten Miler will be Sunday, Oct. 20. FMWR will be hosting an ATM qualifier this summer for active duty military on Friday, July 26. The ATM qualifier will be a 10K race on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall beginning at 6:35 a.m. at
  8. 8. the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414. On-line registration will close on the Wednesday prior to each date. Race day registration will be accepted on each date from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. inside the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414. To register online, visit and for more information contact Todd Hopkins at 703-939-1045 or Family Readiness Welcome to Korea A welcome to Korea class is set for Friday, July 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS, Building 201. Learn about topics including sponsorship, household shipments, personal vehicle shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs, culture and language. To register call 703-696-0153/0156. Home Alone: Child Safety Class A Home Alone: Child Safety class will be held Tuesday, July 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. Parents will receive information on the recommended guidelines for child supervision, how to develop a safety plan, and how to begin the discussion about personal safety with their children. Pre-registration requested. For more information, location or to register call 703-696-3512/6511. Learn to Cope with Stress Marine and Family Programs offers a 12-session evidence-based class on coping with work and family stress by learning to develop and apply effective coping strategies to deal with stressors. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing your self-talk, eating right and exercise and developing a personal stress management plan. The sessions are open to active duty personnel, family members and retirees. Dates for the workshops, in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, are July 9 and 11, July 16 and 18, July 23 and 25, July 30 and Aug. 1, Aug. 13 and 15, and Aug. 20 and 22; times are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must complete all sessions to receive a certificate of completion. For additional class information or to register, call 703-614-7204. Hearts Apart A Hearts Apart meeting is set for Wednesday, July 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 149, 3445 Washington Blvd. in Arlington, VA 22201. Hearts Apart is about connecting spouses, fiancées and significant others who are dealing with separation of their loved ones due to deployment or extended TDY. Kids are welcome and a potluck dinner will be served. For more information or to sign up please contact Jennifer Russo at or call 703-693-8906
  9. 9. Sponsorship Training A sponsorship training class is set for Thursday, July 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the ACS building 201 on Custer Rd. Fort Myer, VA 22211. There will be information on hands-on training for those who desire to become a sponsor. To register please contact Kelly Weidner at or call 703-696-0153. NEW – Job search classes scheduled The MCCS Career Resource Management Center has classes scheduled in July to assist service members and their families with their job searches. On July 16, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m. This class explains how to apply for federal jobs, including how to prepare the appropriate résumé. On July 17, 9:30 – 11 a.m., learn how to generate leads and create a job search plan. On July 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m., “Social Media and Your Job Search” will explain how to use social media, including LinkedIn. Also, Adecco will be on site July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to conduct a military spouse career connections intake session. All sessions are in Bldg. 29, and registration is required by calling 703-614-6828. NEW – Stress Management A Stress Management (Introductory level presentation for adults) class is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom. Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan. Pre-registration requested. For more information or to register call 703-696-3512/6511. NEW – Welcome to Germany A welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, July 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS, Building 201. Come to ACS for the 411 on Germany! Learn about topics including sponsorship, household shipments, personal vehicle shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs, culture and language. To register please contact Kelly Weidner at or call 703- 696-0153. DStress available 24/7 The U.S. Marine Corps challenges all serve personnel: 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 877-476-7734.
  10. 10. Traffic, Roads and Grounds NEW – Road closings July 5 on Fort McNair Due to a special event on Fort McNair Friday, July 5, 4th Avenue, D St. and 2nd Avenue from C St. to D St. will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 703-696-3290. Summerall Field parking lot blocked off July 11 and 12 The Summerall field parking lot will be blocked off to all vehicles from Thursday, July 11 at 9 p.m. through July 12 at 6 p.m. for a general officer retirement ceremony. For more information call 703-696-3290. NEW – July 4 Road closings Arlington County The Arlington County Police Department, US Park Police, and VDOT will close a number of roads on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Listed below are the streets and times that will be affected: 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM Memorial Bridge / Memorial Circle 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM N. Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Route 50 (access to the Ft. Myer Heights neighborhood will be from the Rhodes Street bridge) Marshall Drive from Route 110 to N. Meade Street Eastbound N. Fairfax Drive from N. Pierce Street to N. Fort Myer Drive Exit ramp from westbound Route 50 to N. Lynn Street (Rosslyn exit) Exit ramp from eastbound Route 50 to N. Meade Street (Rosslyn exit) Long Bridge Dr. from Boundary Channel Dr. to S. 10th St. 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM Eastbound Route 50 at N. Pershing Drive (detour at N. Barton Street or Washington Blvd.) Columbia Pike between S. Orme Street and S. Joyce St. S. Joyce Street from Army Navy Drive to Columbia Pike Arlington County residents and visitors are also reminded of the following: Alcoholic beverages, grills, and fireworks are prohibited on county and federal
  11. 11. parkland during Independence Day events. Vendors will not be allowed in the area of the Iwo Jima Memorial. Coolers and backpacks will be subject to search upon entry to the Iwo Jima Memorial and Long Bridge Park. Independence Day event attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. The Rosslyn Metro stop on the Orange Line is approximately 5 blocks north of the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Air Force Memorial is within walking distance of the Pentagon City Metro station. Arlington County will also be running shuttle buses to Long Bridge Park from the Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations. Any questions about traffic or street closings should be directed to the Special Operations Section of the Arlington County Police Department at 703-228-4141 or at To unsubscribe email