Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Fort Myer, Va. Fort McNair, Washington D.C. Henderson Hall, Va.
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Joint Base Chaplain announces 24/7 phone for ‘On Call Duty
Effective immediately, the Joint Base Chaplain has instituted the “On Call Duty
Chaplain” telephone and number for individuals to call and talk with a chaplain, 24
hours a day, seven days a week: 202-236-4901.
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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.
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The United States Marine Corps challenges Marines and all service 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 www.DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.
New -- Old Post Chapel to return to normal operations; parking to be
limited to chapel event participants
Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 a.m., the Old Post Chapel parking lot will no
longer be available to employees or visitors to other than events being held at the
The Old Post Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall,
has undergone a renovation in the past eight months and is now ready for normal
operations to begin again. The chapel is host to both funerals and weddings throughout
the year, with the chapel parking lot reserved for participants in these events only.
Alternate parking is in the large “Tri-Services” lot between the Arlington National
Cemetery wall and McNair Road.
There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in
front of the chapel, weather permitting. Everyone is invited. Parking on this day will be
limited and reserved for off-base guests. Enjoy the early fall weather and take a walk to
the chapel for the ceremony if you can.
For more information, call 703-696-3290.
New -- ‘Ruach Warrior’ bible study every Wednesday
The “Ruach Warrior” (Ruach is a Hebrew word meaning spirit of God) is a weekly,
non-denominational bible study. Held each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the
chapel, Building 29, first floor, on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, the next
gathering is Wednesday, Sept. 18. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to
participate for lively discussion.
Call 703-614-9280 for more information.
New -- ‘Phishing’ attempt suspected
If you receive an email regarding "Notification for Employee Drug Test," from
"email@example.com," directing you to call "256-876-5686 or visit
"http://armysubstanceabuse.us/" DO NOT respond to the email, call or visit the
This is a “phishing” attempt. Phishing is the act of attempting to get personal
information -- user names, passwords, credit card information -- by seeming to be a
trustworthy activity such as the Army Substance Abuse Program.
For more information, call the Help Desk at 1-866-335-2769.
Learn to prevent, protect, prepare at annual preparedness expo
The annual Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and U.S. Army
Military District of Washington’s Emergency Preparedness Exposition is Wednesday,
Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fitness Center on the Fort Lesley J. McNair side of
the joint base.
For more information, call 202-685-4181.
New -- Child, youth services looks to fiscal 2013 year close
In order to facilitate a successful closeout for fiscal year end, the Child, Youth and
School Age Services program will not collect fees Saturday, Sept. 28 through Monday,
Sept. 30. The collection database (CYMS and Webtrack) will be closed down during this
To avoid any late fee, parents must pay by Friday, Sept. 27.
For more information, call 703-696-3770 or 703-696-4942.
New -- Marine officers sought for National Youth Leadership forum
As part of our educational outreach efforts, Marine Corps Public Affairs is seeking
Marine officer volunteers (ranks of O3 – O6 in service “C”), to assist with the National
Youth Leadership Forum Wednesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and 9, on the Fall Career Panel
(from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.) and Career Fair (from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.).
The location is National 4-H Conference Room, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase,
Md. This forum is a non-profit educational organization founded to help prepare high
school juniors and seniors with scholastic merit and strong leadership potential for their
future professional careers. The organization's mission is to use professionals to inspire
young people with confidence to make informed career choices in the areas of law,
medicine and technology. The Fall Career Panels focus on Defense, Intelligence and
The panels serve as an opportunity for students to explore career options in defense,
intelligence or diplomacy through speaker presentations and question and answer
periods. The unique experience of hearing from experts in the field presents students
with the possibility of discovering specific information related to career paths they are
interested in while also challenging and inspiring them to consider additional career
options within the field of national security. The Career Exploration Fair presents the
opportunity to network and explore career opportunities with representatives of
schools and agencies to discuss topics such as college recruitment and admissions,
national security issues, military or civilian government service careers or current
international affairs issues. Panelists will discuss educational background, career
experiences and provide advice to high school students on possible career paths.
If interested, please contact Hattie Powell-Ray at 703-692-1528 or hattie.powell-
firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information, visity www.nylf.org.
New -- VA claims assistance available
If you are thinking of filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the
National Service Officer from American Veterans can assist you. The representative will
be in Building 29 in the Career Resource Management Center on the Henderson Hall
side of the joint base on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (Next meeting
is Sept. 26). For assistance, bring your service medical records, private physician’s
records, DD Form 214, marriage certificate, children’s birth certificates and copies of
your dependents’ social security cards. The National Service Officer will consult with
you about the condition for which you are considering filing a claim.
For service hours and more information, please call 703-614-6828.
Job-seeker classes slated
The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds three classes in September for
job seekers. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m., learn about the federal SES application
process. Wednesday, Sept. 18, pick up résumé writing tips at a class held 9 a.m. – noon.
Thursday, Sept. 19, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m.
All classes are held in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, Room
104. Registration is required. Call 703-614-6828.
New -- Plan for retirement
Thursday, Sept. 19, learn how to plan for retirement from active duty then for good
at a workshop 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Building 29, Room 204, aboard the Henderson
Hall side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
Call 703-693-6950 to register and get more information.
New -- US Army Band has music for children of all ages
The US Army Band presents “Musical Stories for KIDS of All Ages” Saturday, Sept.
21 at 10:30 a.m. At 10 a.m. there will be an “Instrument Petting Corral” at Brucker Hall
on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. At this kids' concert, even the
littlest audience member can experience the can-do spirit of their America and their
Army through history, literature, art, movement and music!
Come celebrate the upcoming 200th birthday of our "National Anthem," hear the
instruments of George Washington's Continental Troops and learn all about General
Pershing's Cavalry. Also, we'll travel to Appalachia
to sing "Simple Gifts," listen to
storytellers as musicians bring the classic poetry of Ogden Nash and Earnest
Thayer to life in Anthony
Plog's "Animal Ditties" and Randol Alan Bass's "Casey at the Bat," let you
get your hands on real instruments
in the "Black Jack's" Instrument Petting Corral-and more!!
www.usarmyband.com for more info.
New -- Get on board with ACAP, make military to civilian transition
Army Career and Alumni Program has classes, seminars and workshops to suit your
transition needs. Get a timeline of how you should plan for transition from military service to a
For more information, call 703-696-9603. See a schedule for upcoming classes and get
the timeline at www.jbmhh.army.mil and click on Army Career and Alumni Program
under “Hot Topics,” right side of the page.
Coin collectors sought
Pentagram Staff Writer Jim Dresbach would like to do a story on those of us who
have a collection (large or small) of commander’s coins (sometimes called challenge
If you have a collection of coins or even one or a few coins, have an interesting,
funny or unique story about them or just want to say what the coin means to you,
contact him at 703-696-5488 or email@example.com.
Zembiec Pool closed for transition to winter hours
The Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is closed for transition to winter hours. The dome
will be placed on top of the pool in the next few weeks, and the start of winter hours
will be announced.
For more information call 703-693-7351.
Semper Fit intramural flag football
Registration is open for Semper Fit’s intramural football league. Games are played
select weekdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning in October on the Fort Myer field. League
play is open to all authorized patrons, and teams consist of 20 players plus a coach. The
season ends in late November. Rosters are available online at www.mccsHH.com and
in person at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium and the Semper Fit Office in Building
29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
For more information, call 703-697-2705.
New -- MPD S1 conference Sept. 24
The next Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Personnel Division’s S1
conference is set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pentagon, PLC2,
Conference Room B-2.
The conference goal is to strengthen existing working partnerships between JBM-HH
Military Personnel Division and Pentagon human resource personnel and agencies, to
have and build consensus on efficient and effective services to customers.
For more information call Douglas Russell or Ronnie Corbitt at 703-696-3695/0008.
EFMP respite care reimbursement program workshop
A workshop on the Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care
Reimbursement program use and the changes that will be effective this October is
Monday, Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m. Building 12 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint
base, conference room.
This brief outlines the background, use, requirements, level of need and changes to
the respite care policy. The course is available via WebEx by request, as well as face-to-
face at Henderson Hall.
To attend the workshop, please register by Sept. 25 by calling 703-614-7204.
New -- Hispanic Heritage month to be celebrated Oct. 2
Join friends and colleagues for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Wednesday,
Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center, Building 405 on the Fort
Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
Special guest speaker is Ismael Martinez, director of the Office of Equal Employment
Opportunity for the National Archives and Records Administration.
Enjoy music and an ethnic food sampling. This event is free and open to military
personnel, family members, retirees and civilians.
For more information, call 703-696-8729 or 703-696-2964 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
New -- Military Sport Rider course at Fort Belvoir Oct. 4
Fort Belvoir's Motorcycle Safety Foundation will hold its first Military Sport Rider
Course Friday, Oct. 4. Prior to this, military and civilian personnel had either to go to
Quantico or Fort Meade to complete the required training.
This Military Sport Rider Course is required for those who ride a sport bike and must
be completed within 12 months of completing the Basic Rider Course, in accordance
with Army Regulation 385-10.
To enroll in this course (not currently offered to civilians) or find other dates, register
Stress Management (introductory for adults)
There will be a Stress Management (introductory level presentation for adults),
Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, the ACS classroom on the Fort
Myer side of the joint base.
Participants will complete a Stress Profile and receive information on the impact
unmanaged stress has on their life, review options for managing stress and receive
materials to assist them in developing their own unique stress management plan.
Registration is required: contact 703-696-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New -- ‘Baby Boot Camp’ slated
The New Parent Support Program holds Baby Boot Camp Friday, Sept. 20 from 8:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Building 12, conference room aboard the Henderson Hall
portion of the joint base. Expectant parents learn the basics of baby care and how to
enjoy their new role as parents. Participants are treated to a free lunch thanks to Navy
Mutual Aid Association.
Register and get more information at 703-614-7204.
New -- Marriage enrichment
A “Marriage Enrichment” workshop and PREP (Prevention and Relationship
Enhancement Program) will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
Building 29, Room 105 aboard the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.
Register and get more information by calling 703-693-8906.
Spouse ‘meet and greet’ set
An opportunity for newly arrived spouses to meet other spouses and get information
about the joint base and the surrounding area is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 24 from noon
to 2 p.m. at Army Community Service, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-
To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.email@example.com.
Anger management class slated
An anger management (introductory level presentation for adults), will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, ACS classroom, on the Fort
Myer side of the joint base. Participants will learn about 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.
Registration is required: contact 703-696-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make it a ‘Smooth Move’
“Smooth Move” is an informal joint service briefing for service members planning to
make a Permanent Change of Station -- PCS. Next session is Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1
to 3 p.m. in Marine and Family Services, Building 12 on the Henderson Hall side of
Learn about your new duty station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household
goods shipment with the Transportation Office, sponsorship, housing and more.
To register, contact Willie Acevedo at 703-614-7202 or William.Acevedo@usmc.mil.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New -- Fuel station to close for inventory
The Transportation Motor Pool fueling station will close Friday, Sept. 27 at noon and
reopen Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 a.m., for end of fiscal year inventory.
For more information, call Bill Brumbaugh at 703-696-7137.