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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 JBM-HH Bulletin – Jan. 6 News New – ‘Remember, celebrate, act – a day on, not a day off’ Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrates the birth of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Activities Center, Building 405, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Guest speaker is Dr. Valerie P. Wilson, a deputy director at the National Science Foundation. There will also be an ethnic food sampling following her speech. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Michael Swinton or Sgt. 1st Class Adrienne Robinson at 703-696-8729, 703-696-2964, michael.swinton.mil@mail.mil or adrienne.d.robinson2.mil@mail.mil. New – Baby, it’s cold outside – protect yourself, property, workplace Protect yourself from cold weather injuries. Check out this SlideShare document, and get fast facts as well as detailed injury-prevention techniques. For more information, see Department of Health and Human Services’ website at www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/outdoor. Protect property: When there’s an ice or snow storm, remember not to park your vehicle under trees with low hanging branches as the vehicle could be damaged when branches break and fall. Workplace Preparedness –In preparedness for upcoming severe weather, ensure the following for all buildings and barracks:  Close and secure all exterior windows and doors  Verify that all rooms in facility have functioning heat  Disconnect all exterior hoses and verify that spigots are in the off position The temperature is dropping, and we already had two buildings where pipes burst due to severe weather conditions. Building coordinators are addressing these issues now, but if you see where there could be a problem and your building coordinator is not available, contact the DPW work order desk at 703-696-3263. New – ‘New Year, New You’ Check out the “Military OneSource eNewsletter” and find out how to stick to your new year health goals. In addition, learn about options for spouses in the work and education arena and much more. See the eNewsletter here: www.militaryonesource.mil/enewsletter.
  • New – 2014 guide books have arrived New Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall guide books are here. Bulk deliveries were made to JBM-HH mail rooms and other specific activities. You can pick up a guide book at Building 59 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, Room 116A. For more information, call 703-696-0584 or email sharon.e.walker@us.army.mil. New – Training classes for 2014 begin The Army Substance Abuse Program training – mandatory for all Department of Defense employees – begin tomorrow, Tuesday Jan. 7. One class from 1 to 3 p.m. meets the “Drug Free Workplace” and “Workplace Violence Prevention” requirements. Wednesday, Jan. 8, a class will be held for civilians on “Suicide Awareness” training from 1 to 2 p.m. Both classes will be held in Building 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the Joint Base. For more information or if you need special accommodations in order to attend the classes, call Carol Frazelle at 703-696-3787. Time for gates, barrier maintenance The periodic preventive maintenance work will be done on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall gate bollards and pop-up barriers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 7, 8 and 9 according to the following schedule: Tuesday, Jan. 7 -- Fort Myer and Henderson Hall portions of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall – morning - Henry Gate; afternoon - Gates 1 and 3, Henderson Hall Wednesday, Jan. 8 – morning - Wright Gate; afternoon - Hatfield Gate Thursday, Jan. 9 – on the Fort McNair side of the joint base – morning – Ceremonial Gate; afternoon – 2nd Street Gate Traffic disruption will be minimal during the work, but use caution when traveling through the gates during this time. For more information, call Michael Presley at 703-588-2810. Disabilities Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) DTAP has a workshop that provides information on service-connected disabilities from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. This class will be held in Building 29, Room 103 aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Call the Career Resource Management Center at 703-614-6828 to register and for more information. Learn how to buy a car Learn car-buying techniques at the Thursday, Jan. 9 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 29, Room 24 aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Get more information and register at 703-614-6950.
  • Be a tutor, buddy, mentor The Tutor and Buddy program takes mentors from all services to Barcroft Elementary School Monday, Jan. 13 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. To make a difference in a child’s life, find out more at 703-693-8378. Marine Corps Exchange closing early Jan. 13 The MCX on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, will close early for inventory Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. They will reopen Jan. 14 at the regular time of 10 a.m. For more information call 703-979-8420. 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 www.facebook.com/ArmyCareerandAlumniProgram. Civilian employees need annual leave assistance JBM-HH Directorate of Human Resources employee Edward Green, Directorate of Public Works employees Myrtle Bowen and Rich Richards, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security employee Shari Dixon, and Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen 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 Green, Housen, Bowen, Richards and Dixon must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Within Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630a.pdf. If you are a federal government civilian employee outside the Department of the Army and want to donate annual leave to Green, Housen, Bowen, Richards and Dixon, 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 or www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/formindx.asp. For Frank Housen, contact Deborah Eure at 703-696-0408 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at deborah.a.eure.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-696-1839. For Edward Green, Myrtle Bowen, Rich Richards and Shari Dixon contact Donna BelkStafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at donna.m.belk-stafford.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-696-0879.
  • CSF2 - Mental Games Sign up for “CSF2 – Mental Games” Monday, Jan. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Activities Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. JBM-HH strives to have a READY & RESILIENT community that operates as a team to accomplish the mission. Master resiliency training is open to ALL! Participants will learn how to take their mind off of counterproductive thoughts by using games that are hard and fun. Questions or to register: Capt. Paul A. Brown 703-696-2619 or paul.a.brown128.mil@mail.mil or Sgt. Avrion Oliver 703-696-5962 or avrion.r.oliver.mil@mail.mil, and to learn more about Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, visit http://csf2.army.mil/. CSF2 – Real Time Resilience (RTR) Sign up for “CSF2 – Real Time Resilience” Monday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Activities Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. JBM-HH strives to have a READY & RESILIENT community that operates as a team to accomplish the mission. Master resiliency training is open to ALL! Participants will learn how to shut down counterproductive thinking to enable greater concentration and focus on the task at hand. Questions or to register: Capt. Paul A. Brown 703696-2619 or paul.a.brown128.mil@mail.mil or Sgt. Avrion Oliver 703-696-5962 or avrion.r.oliver.mil@mail.mil. To learn more about Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, please visit http://csf2.army.mil/. CIF closed Jan. 13-17 The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Central Issue Facility, located in Building 313 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be closed from Jan. 13-17 to meet its 100 percent inventory mission requirement for change of custodian PBO hand receipt. For more information, call David Fertig at 703-696-0817/3344. Dining Facility announces 2014 meal rates See the new 2014 Dining Facility Meal Rates as stipulated by Department of Defense Financial Management for Food Service Program at appropriated fund dining facilities and the military academies. Prices are effective Jan. 1, 2014. Applications for Scholarships for Military Children available Applications for the 2014 Scholarships Program are available at the commissary on the Fort Myer side of the joint base and online at www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed or faxed. This year's award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database and have a military ID card. For more information, students or sponsors should call Scholarship Managers at 1-856-6169311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com.
  • Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area offers child, spouse scholarships The Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area provides scholarships for children (high school students and college students) and spouses of U. S. Army personnel. Funds for the scholarships are from the Fort Myer Thrift Shop. Applications for the three programs must be mailed to the Thrift Shop by March 28, 2014. Details on eligibility requirements and applications for the programs are at www.aowcgwa.org/index.cfm?action=scholarships. Questions about the scholarship program may be emailed to collegeaowcgwa@gmail.com. Feel better, look better, smell GOOD – stop smoking! Never mind a resolution. Just stop smoking. Get help, make a plan, register at www.ucanquit2.org and use the tools available to kick the tobacco habit. Inhaling tobacco smoke turns harmful chemicals loose in your lungs and blood stream, sending toxins to every organ in your body. It’s a fact that smoking and tobacco use cause cancer, heart disease, strokes, emphysema, bronchitis and airway obstructions. Talk to the Rader Clinic folks who have resources to help military personnel and their family members. Get an appointment for tobacco cessation counseling by calling the Rader appointment line at 1-855-227-6331. Those not eligible to use Rader, check in at www.ucanquit2.org. 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 announcements at www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/spmonth/leader_message_psa.asp. Family Readiness Anger, stress management An eight-week session of “Anger and Stress Management” begins Wednesday, Jan. 8 and continues Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Referrals are welcome. For location, more information and to register, call 703-614-7204.
  • Cooperative parenting, divorce There will be a class on cooperative parenting and divorce Monday, Jan. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in Building 12’s conference room aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Learn how to make your way sensibly and compassionately through this difficult life situation. Get more information and register at 703-614-7204. Stress Management Participants will be given information on identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan in this class Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Army Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Anger Management This anger management class will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Individuals will receive information on the basic principles of emotions management, specific information about the impact of unmanaged anger and get resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Baby Bundles Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your baby arrives in “Baby Bundles,” Friday, Jan. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Army Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. A brief overview of the labor and delivery process, newborn care and baby-proofing your home will be discussed. Upon completion of this class you will receive a bag of free baby care and safety items. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Survival 101 Missing the tools to survive in this world? In this 4-part series, you will learn how to use your strengths to improve your personal and professional life. Learn how to manage difficult emotions, effectively communicate with others and enhance conflict resolution skills. Class dates are Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Traffic, Roads and Grounds 'Millennium Project' closes jogging trail This project closed the jogging trail that runs along McNair Road between Marshall Drive and the Old Post Chapel on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. The project which began last week, includes the development of 27 acres of land for future burial space for Arlington
  • National Cemetery. The land was once part of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Construction is on the land northeast of McNair Road between Marshall Drive and the Old Post Chapel. The jogging trail will be closed through the end of the project in Spring 2016; when the project is complete, a new jogging path will be created. The $82 million, two-and-a-half year project includes in-ground and above ground burial locations, columbarium space, committal shelters and all necessary infrastructure. For more information, call 703-614-1091.