JBM-HH Bulletin September 23


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JBM-HH Bulletin September 23

  1. 1. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fort Myer, Va.  Fort McNair, Washington D.C.  Henderson Hall, Va. News www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds http://www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Check out the JBM-HH website at www.army.mil/jbmhh. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/jbmhh and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page – keyword @JBMHH – and our Flickr page for the latest downloadable photos of all the activities happening on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. REMINDER: bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be used in the following Monday’s Bulletin. More Improvement: Beginning today, we are using all the New items first under the separate subheadings, in chronological order. The “second run” items will be under the same headings -- News | Family Readiness | Traffic, Roads and Grounds -- but they will be underneath the new items, also in chronological order. Because of this, some second run items will be dated before the new items. News New -- Be aware of surroundings The JBM-HH Directorate of Emergency Services warns folks to be alert to people and surroundings. While pumping gas, lock car doors. Local police departments are reporting thefts of valuables in cars while people get fuel. New -- Marine Club Oktoberfest MCCS Henderson Hall holds Oktoberfest at the Marine Club Friday, Oct. 4. The lunch buffet, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature traditional German-style foods, including Black Forest Cake for dessert and a free soda or non-alcoholic beer in a souvenir cup. The evening social hour, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., will feature German-style food, including warm soft pretzels and a variety of beverages. Among the fun will be an arm-wrestling contest at 4:15 p.m. with give-a-ways. The Oktoberfest is followed by the club’s monthly First Friday. All ranks, all services and all Department of Defense identification card holders and their guests are welcome. For more information, please call 703-614-2125. New -- Krazy Krieger 5K challenge
  2. 2. Start preparing now for the Krieger 5K challenge run Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., at the Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest Fest site on Fremont Field. This is a 5K (3.1 mile) race with Oktoberfest inspired challenges and obstacles worthy of warriors (Kriegers). The cost is $30 for registration to include day of race. Participants receive a T-shirt, food ticket and beverage ticket for use at Oktoberfest. Contact Sports and Fitness at 703-806-5589/5368 or see www.belvoirmwr.com/Facilities/SportsFitness/#5K for more information. New -- Recital to help dedicate new organ Please mark your calendars for the inaugural recital on the new Rodgers 484 organ in Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The program will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. The concert will feature three organists, a brass quintet and timpani, cello and harp. A wide variety of musical styles and composers will be presented. With a reception following in the Fellowship Hall, this is an event not to be missed! For more information, call 703-696-6635. 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 time. To avoid any late fee, parents must pay by Friday, Sept. 27. For more information, call 703-696-3770 or 703-696-4942. 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. 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.
  3. 3. 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 michael.l.swinton.mil@mail.mil or adrienne.d.robinson2.mil@mail.mil. 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 at https://www.belvoir.army.mil/safety/mc.asp. 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. DSTRESSLINE open to all, a service of USMC 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. 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. Family Readiness
  4. 4. New -- Military Spouse Career Connections Military Spouse intake and hiring by Adecco’s Military Spouse Career Connections is Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. aboard the Henderson Hall side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Building 29, Room 103. Register and get more information at 703-614-6828. New -- Play group to meet at Indian Head The Little Patriots Play Group meets Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Indian Head Naval Support Facility, Maryland, USO. Free refreshments provided! To register and get more information, call 703-614-7204. New -- Domestic Violence Awareness Training: ‘Crazy Love’ Leslie Steiner Morgan, an award-winning author, will share her story as a survivor of domestic violence and the importance of bystander intervention Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall, Building 243, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Registration is not required. For more information, contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. New -- Teen dating violence awareness Parents discover techniques to begin having discussion with teens about healthy relationships and learn to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon at the ACS classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Parents will receive resources to continue discussions at home with their teens. Register or get more information at 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. 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 Thursday, 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. 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 JBM-HH.
  5. 5. 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 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.