Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Fort Myer, Va. Fort McNair, Washington D.C. Henderson Hall, Va.
Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906
New -- Group exercise classes resume @ Smith Gym
Group exercise classes at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym aboard the Henderson Hall
side of the joint base, resume the regular schedule Monday, Oct. 21.
For more information, call 703-614-7214.
New -- Warriors to the Workforce hiring event Oct. 21-23
The Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event will take place during the Association of
the U.S. Army Conference at the Washington Convention Center from Monday, Oct. 21
through Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hiring event will host many
companies including BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Navy Federal Credit Union and
Verizon, to name a few.
The event is free for all veterans, military service members and spouses, but you
need to register at http://bit.ly/YaypsX.
There will be opportunities to speak with employers, submit qualifications and
participate in job interviews. Each day there will be workshops that focus on
sharpening professional development skills, including networking, presentation skills,
resume writing and interviewing techniques.
Call 615-330-9394 for more information, and log on to http://bit.ly/YaypsX to
New -- There’ll be new ‘logon’ banners for view
You will be greeted with an additional Cyber Security Awareness banner -cid:image002.jpg@01CECE49.8A9EA3F0 --
when you log on to your computer. Not to worry.
The intent is to raise awareness about the role of cyber security as an enabler to
operational success. The automated IA banner is a non-obtrusive reminder requiring no
New -- Parking slots will be reserved
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m. through 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, nine “visitor”
parking spots behind Building 59 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be
blocked off and reserved for the Mid-Atlantic Region meeting.
For more information, call 703-696-3291.
New -- Full honors funeral Oct. 25
There will be a full honors funeral Friday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. for U.S. Air Force Gen.
David C. Jones, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1978 to 1982, who died Aug.
10. The funeral will take place at the Old Post Chapel on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base
General Jones served as Chairman during the President Carter and President Reagan
administrations, and was Air Force Chief of Staff from 1974 to 1978. Joining the Army
Air Corps in April 1942, he was a flight instructor stateside during World War II and
saw combat during the Korean War, flying more than 300 hours of bombing missions.
Expect traffic delays and limited parking close to the Old Post Chapel from 2 to 4
For more information, call 703-696-3291.
New -- Army Surgeon General warns about supplement
Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho warned against the use of a dietary
supplement called OxyElite Pro. Backed up by guidance from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, Horoho said in a
memo to senior leaders that more than two dozen cases of acute hepatitis in Hawaii
since April, are linked to use of this product.
Department of Defense has ordered the removal of OxyElite Pro products from base
shelves. Typically, this product is available through GNC concessions.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Fort Belvoir Exchange General Manager
Ernilda Eiley said Oct. 21 that the Exchange and its GNC operations worldwide have
not carried any form of OxyElite containing DMAA (a stimulant, also known as
methylhexanamine) in its retail stores since December 2011.
She said the reformulated OxyElite without DMAA, was never carried in Exchange
retail stores and was removed from all military GNC locations on Army and Air Force
installations Oct. 9, 2013.
One Airman and one Marine suffered acute hepatitis linked to the product. No other
service personnel or family members have fallen ill.
Service personnel and their families who have been using his product should stop
immediately, Horoho said, and if you believe you have been harmed, see your health
See FDA guidance here, CDC guidance here and log on to the Defense Department’s
Operation Supplement Safety web page here.
New -- Defense Civilian Personnel Data System has issues
The Civilian Human Resources Agency headquarters reports there is an issue
currently within DCPDS (myWorkplace, myBIZ for personal employee data at
http://CPOL.Army.mil) that prompts users to “update Java to version 7 update 45.”
This is NOT supported by DCPDS, and users without administrative rights will not be
able to download the update.
The prompt asks users to update from the java.com website when clicking on the
ARMY_REGION link. When the page opens as a pop-up, it cannot be blocked from
reoccurring, and the end result for the user is an error message and temporary lock-out
As a temporary fix, if a warning box opens with options to “Update Now” or
“Later,” opt for “Later,” then check the box in the lower right hand corner that says “do
not show me this message again.”
If you are logging in to DCPDS and are redirected to java.com for the recommended
update of version 7 update 45, call the Army Enterprise Service Desk at 1-866-335ARMY (2769) and put in a ticket for assistance.
New - ‘Hall-oween’ party set at Marine Club
Don’t miss the party to end all parties! All Department of Defense personnel and
their guests are welcome at the Marine Club’s Halloween costume party Friday, Oct. 25.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with 40-cent wings and beverage specials until 10 p.m.
The party starts at 6:30 p.m., with a costume contest for the scariest, funniest, most
creative and best overall costume. There will be a 32-inch flat screen TV, an iPod, gift
cards and other give-a-ways. Deejay D. Hood provides the music.
Have a Happy Henderson Hall-oween at the Marine Club on the Henderson Hall
portion of the joint base. For more information, please call 703-614-2125.
New -- HITT nominations sought
Nominations are now being accepted from among active duty and reserve
component Marines and Soldiers for motivated NCOs and above for High Intensity
Tactical Training -- HITT -- Level One Instructor Course scheduled for Oct. 28 through
Contact GySgt Nguyen K. Le at email@example.com or 703-979-8420, ext. 389 if
interested in becoming an instructor.
New -- Shake off the shutdown!
Mark your calendars to shake off the shutdown. The U.S. Army Band Downrange
will join forces with The U.S. Army Orchestra Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
and 3 (3 p.m.) for a special performance of music from the classic rock band The Who.
Bring family and friends to Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall.
This performance is FREE, and no tickets are required.
New -- 238th Marine Corps Birthday Ball slated
Celebrate with the Marines of H&S Battalion, HQMC, Henderson Hall Saturday,
Nov. 2 at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
Guest of honor is Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. John M.
Please visit www.mccsHH.com/birthdayballHH2013.html for tickets and
For more information, call SSgt. Jonas Thomas at 703-979-8420, ext. 399.
New -- Don’t forget to Fall back Nov. 3
Mark your calendars for the annual Fall back affair: Set clocks back one hour,
effective Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m.
Daylight Saving Time 2013 began at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10 when we set clocks one
hour ahead (spring forward). Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
New -- 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, HqC9o.,
A Co., B Co9., 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
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
New -- Report motorcycle ownership
If you own or operate a motorcycle, Marine Corps regulations require you to report
it to your command. (ALMAR 014-08 mandates all Marines declare motorcycle
ownership even if cycle is not at their current duty station or is not being currently
ridden) and/or ridership within 48 hours from checking into their command. In many
cases this is not happening.
Failure to comply with the ALMAR subjects the violator to punitive actions under
the UCMJ and possible loss of benefits in the event of a motorcycle accident or mishap
involving bodily injury.
Declaration of motorcycle ownership is easy. Contact the HQBN Safety and
Environmental Officer at 703-693-2501 and request that a Motorcycle Owner
Information Sheet via email or fax, fill it out and send it back. That's all that is required.
Contact GySgt Maurice Dunston at 703-614-7190/91 or Maurice.firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
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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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Semper Fi-ght Obesity
Sign up by Monday, Oct. 21 for the Oct. 23 Semper Fi-ght Obesity 5K Fun Run.
See www.mccsHH.com for details.
Register for ‘Demon Dash’
The “Demon Dash” two-miler, set for Thursday, Oct. 31, is open for registration. Log
in to www.jbmhhmwr.com. This race begins at 6:35 a.m. in front of the Fort Myer
Fitness Center. Registration is free and awards will be presented to the largest military
unit, the best costume, the scariest costume and the best costume.
Call 703-696-7867 for more information.
Flu season is afoot
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 and
Thursday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 24, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and 31; 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-e3nrolled 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.
Survey seeks to get answers on child care needs
To better serve military service members and their families, we are conducting an
informal survey about your child care needs.
If you are in the ranks of O4 and below or E7 and below, are you now or have you
been on a wait list for the Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion of
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall?
If you are no longer on a wait list for Cody CDC, please tell us why. For instance,
your child is now enrolled in the Cody CDC; you’ve found alternative child care; you
no longer need child care.
Please leave your comments about this issue on the JBM-HH Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/jbmhh/posts/10151934025617074 or email us at
email@example.com, if you prefer.
Halloween ‘trick or treat’ details
It’s “trick or treat” time, and this event, long awaited by children of all ages, will take
place at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Halloween is fun for everyone, but pay attention to these tips which come from the
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center:
1. Supervise children, and limit their adventures in treat acquisition to the housing
area in which they reside and only residences with lighted entry ways.
2. Make sure their costumes are fire resistant and easy to see, short enough to
3. Use reflective tape or “glow” spray paint or a chemical glow light. 4. Always use
sidewalks and crosswalks; look in all directions before walking across the street (don’t
cut through yards). 5. Make sure masks or head coverings don’t block vision. 6. Caution
children against vandalism and causing damage to property. 7. Carry a flashlight and if
a pumpkin is carried, be sure it’s lit with a battery, not a candle. 8. Feed your child a
full meal; inspect the treats before they are eaten. 9. Pet owners: prevent your pet from
being a menace to children. 10. If you think your child has eaten something that made
him sick, call 911 or the Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
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
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: Oct. 25; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Hernandez at
National Drug Take-Back day
Turn in your unwanted, expired prescription and non-prescription medications
Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Myer Commissary. Intravenous
solutions, injectables and syringes, marijuana or methamphetamines cannot be
For more information, call 703-696-3900.
New -- Baby Boot Camp
The New Parent Support Program holds Baby Boot Camp 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 in Building 12’s Conference Room on the Henderson Hall side of the
Expectant parents learn the basics of baby care and how to enjoy their new role as
parents. Baby Boot Camp gets free lunch!
Register and get more information at 703-614-7204.
New -- 1-2-3 discipline!
Monday, Oct. 28, the New Parent Support Program offers “1-2-3 Magic,” from 1 to 3
p.m. in Building 12’s Conference Room on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
Learn a discipline method that works! The NPSP supports parents of children age 5 and
Call 703-614-7204 for more information and to register.
New -- Learn how to deal with autism diagnosis
Pathways Autism Education Series “Guiding Military Families after a Diagnosis” is a
two-day seminar taking place Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
in Building 12’s Conference Room on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
To register and for more information, call 703-693-5353.
New -- 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
For questions or to register, call 703-696-3512 or email email@example.com.
Manage that anger
Learn how to manage your anger Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS
Classroom, 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
receive resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives.
Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or
Baby Bundles: prep home, self for baby
Prepare your home and relationship for the changes needed when your new baby
arrives Friday, Oct. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS 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. Individuals will receive a bag of free baby care and safety
items. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or
‘Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children’ course
Open to parents, caregivers and professionals -- “Darkness to Light - Stewards of
Children” is a course that teaches adults simple and proactive steps to help protect
children from sexual abuse.
The course is Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the ACS Classroom,
Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.
For questions: 703-696-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Wrestling program registration open; program seeks coaches
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
email@example.com (the Junior Wrestling program is also looking for coaches.
Contact Engum at 703-696-3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New -- 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.
Gate, barrier work scheduled
Work will be done on Joint Myer-Henderson Hall gates through Nov. 1 on the
following schedule: On the Fort Myer portion of the joint base: Henry Gate (closed to
all traffic) Oct. 21, 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wright Gate - Oct. 23-25, from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Work will close lanes one at a time; personnel will direct traffic if necessary.
On the Henderson Hall side of the joint base: Gate 1, Oct. 28, 29, from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. daily; Gate 3, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Work will close lanes one
at a time; personnel will direct traffic if necessary.
For more information, call 703-588-2810.