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  • 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 www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 To view this bulletin online, go to the JBM-HH Slideshare page at www.slideshare.net/JBMHH News New -- Civilian employee needs annual leave assist A Directorate of Public Works employee, Myrtle Bowen, 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 Bowen 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 Bowen, 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. Contact Donna Belk-Stafford 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. New -- Office relocated The Relocation/Information & Referral Office on the Henderson Hall side of the
  • 2. joint base has moved to Building 29, Room 305. Phone number remains the same -- 703614-7202. The services relocation/information referral office provides are the monthly Welcome Aboard Orientations with a free tour of Washington DC, PCS classes, one on one sessions for your PCS moves, TriCare just to name a few. Also we have a lending locker which provides temporary loan items such as microwaves, dishes, futons, iron and boards, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, toasters, pots and pans and car seats. Email william.acevedo@usmc.mil to set up an appointment or stop by. New -- Marine Corps birthday meal Register by close of business today, Nov. 4 for Marine Corps Birthday meal being served at the Marine Club on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base Friday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details and ticketing, visit www.mccsHH.com. Register and pay online at www.mccsHH.com. For more information, please call 703-614-2125 New – November fmwR&R magazine available online The JBM-HH FMWR publishes an online magazine each month at http://www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/NOV-2013fmwR&RMagazine.pdf. In the month of November, check out the Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 28 at Spates Community Club, Fort McNair Officers’ Club, and Fort Myer Officers’ Club! The magazine also features tons of events, including the Turkey Trot 5K, ACS classes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City, and much more. New -- Federal benefits ‘Open Season’ slated Federal Benefits “Open Season” will be held as scheduled from Monday, Nov. 11 through Monday, Dec. 9 with changes effective the first full pay period in January. “Open Season” is the time to think about your health, dental, vision and tax-saving needs. During “Open Season,” eligible employees can: * Enroll in or change Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program coverage through the Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) website https://www.abc.army.mil or by calling 1-877-276-9287 -* Enroll in dental and/or vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or change your existing FEDVIP enrollment through the BENEFEDS website at https://www.benefeds.com/Portal/jsp/LoginPage.jsp or by calling 1-877-888-3337 -* Sign up for flexible spending accounts through the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) at https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp or by calling 1-877-FSAFEDS (1-877-3723337). The Office of Personnel Management's Open Season website at www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/open-season, contains detailed information regarding plan changes, available plans and premiums. All employees are encouraged
  • 3. to review their current enrollment coverage and premiums to make sure it will continue to meet their needs in 2014. Changes may not be made outside of the open season dates above unless an employee experiences a qualifying life event. For information regarding local Health Fairs, employees should contact their servicing Civilian Personnel Advisory Center specialist at 703-704-3009. Employees planning on retiring prior to the first full pay period in January, and who wish to make an open season election, should contact an ABC-C counselor for guidance on whether a hard copy enrollment form is required. New -- November career classes The Marine Corps Community Services Career Resource Management Center offers classes to assist job-seekers in their quest. November classes include “Social Media & Your Job” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Building Your Network: Uncover the Hidden Job Market” on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 - 11 a.m.; and “Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector Résumé Tips & Marketable Formats” Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. To register for these free classes, call 703-614-6828, and see details at www.mccsHH.com/CRMC.html. New -- Army Special Operations slates briefings The Army Special Operations Recruiting team will be at the Fort Myer side of the joint base Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18 and 19 according to the following schedule: Monday, Nov. 18 - Building 417, Room 218 -- Psychological Operations - from 10 to 11 a.m. (point of contact is Staff Sgt. Roberto Flores - 315-886-2466 and roberto.flores118.mil@mail.mil); Civil Affairs - 11 a.m. to noon (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Trenica Gbani - trenica.o.gbani.mil@mail.mil; Special Forces - 1 to 2 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal - 3 to 4 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil. Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Building 417, Room 107 -- Psychological Operations - from 10 to 11 a.m. (point of contact is Staff Sgt. Roberto Flores - 315-886-2466 and roberto.flores118.mil@mail.mil); Civil Affairs - 11 a.m. to noon (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Trenica Gbani - trenica.o.gbani.mil@mail.mil; Special Forces - 1 to 2 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal - 3 to 4 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil. U.S. Army Band ‘American Holiday Festival’ concerts See www.usarmyband.com for details and FREE tickets, available online only beginning today, Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. for this year’s holiday concerts that will be held at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer side of the joint base Saturday, Sunday and Friday, Dec. 7, 8 and 13.
  • 4. Flu season is here! Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will provide seasonal influenza vaccine to active duty and reserve component military personnel, DEERS eligible beneficiaries, ages two and above, and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Department of Defense civilian employees at the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 5, Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 12 and 14 and Thursday, Nov. 21. Children under the age of two must see their assigned primary care provider. Rader Clinic-enrolled children under the age of two can get the vaccine on a walk-in basis at the Rader Immunization Clinic, Monday through Friday during normal clinic hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (the clinic is closed from noon to 1 p.m.). A pediatric appointment is not necessary. Through Nov. 21, flu vaccine will be provided at the flu clinics noted above only, except for Rader enrolled children under 2 years of age. The flu vaccine will also be offered to enrolled beneficiaries during a scheduled visit with their Primary Care Manager (PCM). Please do not schedule an appointment only to get the flu shot. All eligible beneficiaries must show a valid ID card or DoD Common Access Card (CAC) prior to receiving the flu vaccine. Call the FLU HOTLINE – 703-696-2994 for updated information. Ethics training slated All employees who are required to file a financial disclosure must also receive annual ethics training. Training for members of the Military District of Washington, Joint Force National Capital Region and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall who have not received this training must satisfy their training requirement by attending one of the six schedule sessions: The Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH in the Inter-American Defense College auditorium, all sessions from 11 a.m. to noon: Nov. 6; and Nov. 19. On the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, Town Hall, all sessions from 11 a.m. to noon: Nov. 8; and Nov. 15. If you are unsure of whether you are a designated OGE Form 450 filer, consult your supervisor. Supervisors may contact the Administrative Law Division, specifically Amanda O'Neil at amanda.m.oneil2.civ@mail.mil or Tracy Hernandez at tracy.r.hernandezmendez.civ@mail.mil, 202-685-4582. Celebratory Marine Corps Birthday run Nov. 8 Muster at 5:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 outside of the entrance of the Pentagon Athletic Center/North Pentagon parking lot. The order of movement is: H&S Bn. Staff, HqCo., A Co., B Co., other services. Uniform of the day is Marine Corps Running Suit Jacket, greet PT shirt, green PT shorts, running shoes, white socks. Other services, wear equivalent uniform. NO gloves, watch caps or glow belts. Run will commence at 6 a.m. along a pre-designated route to the Marine Corps War
  • 5. Memorial. There will be remarks by Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps SgtMaj Micheal P. Barrett, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer and Wounded Warrior Kyle Carpenter. Following remarks, Marines will sing the Marine’s Hymn and continue the run back to the PAC entrance for light refreshments. The event will conclude at about 7:30 a.m. CFC mid-season rally Plan to join colleagues Tuesday, Nov. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 214 to get more information on the Combined Federal Campaign. While you’re there, eat grilled hot dogs and participate in a three-point shoot-out and free throw competition. Wear team colors. Bring your check book and loose change. Get revved up to donate to the CFC activity of your own choosing. For more information, call Barbara Edmondson at 703-696-3110. November is American Indian heritage month A tour of the National Museum of the American Indian is set for Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 7 to make a reservation for bus transportation to the museum, departing from Building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base at 9:30 a.m. Uniform: civilian attire. To register, contact Sgt. 1st Class Adrienne Robinson at adrienne.d.robinson2.mil@mail.mil or 703-696-2964 or Sgt. 1st Class Michael Swinton at michael.l.swinton.mil@mail.mil or 703-696-8729. Resiliency training open to all The next CSF2 training is focused on “Detecting Icebergs,” and is Monday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., in Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Participants will identify core beliefs and core values that fuel out-of-proportion emotions and reactions and evaluate the accuracy and usefulness of these beliefs. To get more information or to register, contact Capt. Paul A. Brown at 703-696-2619 or paul.a.brown128.mil@mail.mil or Sgt. Avrion Oliver at 703-696-5962 or avrion.r.oliver.mil@mail.mil and visit http://csf2.army.mil. Service personnel, families invited to Thanksgiving dinner The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Gospel Service invites all servicemembers and their families to the annual “Fellowship Thanksgiving Dinner” Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Activities Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. All may dress casually and partake in free good, great entertainment and dance performances and visit with new and old friends. For more information and to sign up, call Freda Womack at 703-618-4344.
  • 6. Military Career & Education Expo! Mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Career & Education Expo to “Navigate Your Way to a Better Future.” There will be 30-plus career programs and colleges, “GoArmyEd” assistance, education counselors, financial aid information and a Veterans Administration representative. In addition get “Military OneSource” information, learn about Army medical careers, “Green to Gold,” “Troops to Teachers,” and much more. There will be give-a-ways and briefings through the day. Event will be held in Building 405, Community Activities Center on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Call for more information and to register for some of the briefings at 703-6961541/3178. 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 New -- Triple P positive parenting program Marine Corps Community Services offers a new parenting program, the Positive Parenting Program. Triple P, as it is known, claims to “take the guesswork out of parenting,” according to the Triple P website, www.triplep-parenting.net. Are you having difficulty getting your children to pick up after themselves? Tired of trying the same old things with no visible difference in your child's behavior? The Behavioral Health Branch of Marine & Family Programs offers a seminar Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m., entitled “The Power of Positive Parenting,” to help parents choose help that best applies to their family situation. You get to decide what best works for you! To attend, register by calling 703-614-7204. New -- Toddler play group to meet The Marine Corps Community Services New Parent Support Program holds a play group for children (5 years old and younger) and their parents Nov. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Marine Barracks Washington. Playtime, story time and activities are planned,
  • 7. and snacks are provided. This is a great opportunity to meet other Marine parents and their children. The group meets at MCCS Post 5 classroom, in Building 20, second floor. For more information, call 703-693-7204 or 202-433-4881. Managing holiday stress Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9 to 11 a.m., ACS Classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, get the basics of identifying stressors in your life and learn how to create a stress management plan with an emphasis on holiday stress. Registration required. For questions or to register, call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Play, learn, grow: holiday home safety Bring children, ages up to five, for a time of play, holiday crafts and stories Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the ACS Classroom on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. You will receive a safety kit in a handy ACS canvas tote bag that will include items to help ensure the home you are staying in is safe for your little ones. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Baby Stages: Guide to social, emotional infant, toddler development to age 3 Learn about stages for your child in a class that provides overview of developmental milestones for children ages 0-3 Friday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. 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. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Junior Wrestling program registration open; program seeks coaches too Child and Youth Services is hosting “Junior Wrestling,” and registration is now open. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 15. Open to youth (of eligible DoD personnel -- ID card holders, retirees and DoD civilians), five to 14 years old, coed. To register, contact Parent Central Services, Building 483, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, 703-696-0313/4942. For more information, contact Annette Engum at 703-696-3728 or annette.engum@us.army.mil (the Junior Wrestling program is also looking for coaches. Contact Engum at 703-696-3728 or annette.engum@us.army.mil). TransParenting Monday, Nov. 18 and 25 from 9 to 11 a.m., in the ACS Classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, join the two-part seminar designed to provide
  • 8. parents who are separated or divorced with the tools to ensure that they are able to continue supporting and encouraging their children despite the breakup of the family unit. The process of developing an effective co-parenting plan with your ex is challenging but essential to healthy growth and development of young children. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Get anger under your control The next Anger Management class is Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Participants will get 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. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Traffic, Roads and Grounds New -- Road construction in Arlington Nov. 11-Dec. 20 Roadway reconstruction on Columbia Pike from South Wakefield Drive to Four Mile Run will begin Monday, Nov. 11, and continue for about six weeks, weather permitting. Work will begin at the west side of the project and move east. Lane closures and work will be as follows: Eastbound Lanes 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Two lanes will be closed for excavation 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. – Lane closure will be reduced to one lane to install sub-base 7 p.m.-6:30 a.m. – Laying of asphalt; one lane will remain open to traffic 6:30-9:30 a.m. – Both lanes will be open to traffic Westbound Lanes 7 p.m.-6 a.m. – Two lanes will be closed for excavation and installing sub-base 6 a.m. – Lane closure will be reduced to one lane 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Laying of asphalt; one lane will remain open to traffic 3:30-7 p.m. – Both lanes will be open to traffic For updates, changes see www.columbiapikeva.us/construction. New -- Spates Club canopy to be replaced The Spates Community Center -- on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base -- will undergo some renovation. The canopy at the main entrance will be replaced Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18 and 19; and the canopy at the bar entrance will be replaced Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20 and 21.
  • 9. Spates personnel say the impact to customers will be minimal: employees will direct customers through appropriate entrances to avoid construction areas and there will be signage giving direction as well. For more information, call Wayne Thomas at 703-696-3803. Power outage to affect some buildings at Fort Myer Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 p.m. to midnight, there will be a power outage on the Fort Myer side of the joint base that will affect several activities. Workers will install and activate a new transformer and remove old equipment. The buildings affected include Building 305 (CID, DES and unions), Buildings 306, 312, 313 and 318 (DPW and DOL clothing sales), Building 314 (The Old Guard Motor Pool), Quarters in Building 317, Building 307 (PGOV), Building 321 (Environmental) and Building 322 (USACEW). Rain date for the outage is Thursday, Nov. 7. For more information, call 703-696-8692 or 703-965-6072. Parking limited at Summerall Field lot Nov. 10, 11 The Summerall Field parking lot will be closed Sunday and Monday, Nov. 10 and 11, so that participants in the Monday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony and activities can practice and then perform Nov. 11, a federal holiday. The Summerall Field parking lot, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base runs along Sheridan Avenue between Building 417 (Consolidated Operations Facility) and Building 243 (Town Hall). For more information, call 703-696-3291.