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
New – Christmas, New Year holiday hours
Most offices on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25
and Wednesday, Jan. 1, both federal holidays. Some military activities will have
curtailed operations both Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. This list is not all
encompassing. Please check with the facility you wish to visit for more details.
New – NEC Geek Squad to host training on data management
The Network Enterprise Center’s Geek Squad will host training sessions to help the
community to become more proficient with data management, the first sessions to focus
on features of Outlook. Those who attend should be existing users with email accounts.
Topics include setting up email accounts, publishing certificates to the GAL, changing
orientation and font, creating and importing personal data folders (PSTs), out of office
response, email search and retrieving deleted emails.
Training will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17 and 18 Thursday, Jan 23, all in
Building 404 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Class times are as follows:
Dec. 17 (two class times) 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 0 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Jan 23 (two class times) 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Space is limited. The first 20 people to sign up will be able to attend. Be sure to bring
your Common Access Card (CAC) with you to training.
To sign up or get more information, call Irene Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Misti Reid at email@example.com.
New – Financial management class offered
Learn about personal financial management and planning from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
The MCCS Personal Financial Management Program manager is available to assist
you! Register at 703-614-6950.
New – Logistics Readiness Center activities to celebrate Dec. 19
Logistics Readiness Center – to include offices in Building 205 on the Fort Myer side
of the joint base, Transportation Motor Pool (however there will be an evening shuttle
Dec. 19), Clothing Issue Facility and the Building 205 warehouse – will have their staff
holiday party Thursday, Dec. 19 closing after 11 a.m. through the end of the day.
The Dining Facility will be on holiday hours (Dec. 16-Jan. 10 – brunch – 9 a.m. to
noon; supper – 4 to 5:30 p.m.).
For more information, call 703-696-7218.
New – Pentagram’s final 2013 issue is Dec. 20
The last issue of the Pentagram for 2013 will be published Friday, Dec. 20. The first
edition for 2014 will be published Friday, Jan. 10, and this issue will be the 2013 Year in
Review. If you have suggestions or photo submissions for the year in review issue,
email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public affairs personnel are happy to get your information out via Facebook –
www.facebook.com/jbmhh, Twitter – https://twitter.com/JBMHH, and of course, this
New – Christmas Day Mass to be celebrated at Memorial Chapel
Christmas Day Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, in the Memorial
Chapel on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
For more information, call Betsy Hendrix at 703-696-6635.
New – Civilian employees need annual leave assistance
Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen, JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works
employee, Myrtle Bowen, JFHQ-NCR/MDW employee DaShana T. Adhanom,
Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security employee Shari Dixon and
U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency employee Sandra Hooks 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 Housen, Bowen, Adhanom, Dixon and Hooks 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 Housen, Bowen, Adhanom, Dixon and
Hooks, you must complete OPM 630B, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave
Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" at
For Frank Housen, contact Deborah Eure at 703-696-0408 for more information, and
email completed forms directly to her at email@example.com or fax the form to
For Myrtle Bowen and Shari Dixon contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for
more information, and email completed forms directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the form to 703-696-0879.
For DaShana Adhanom, send completed forms to J/G1 Civilian Personnel Division’s
Mary McMillian at email@example.com (phone 202-685-3354), Margie Powell
at Margie.e.Powell.firstname.lastname@example.org (phone 202-685-2774) or Carmen Reimer at
email@example.com (phone 202-685-0489); fax number is 202-685-2810.
For Sandra Hooks, send completed forms to Matthew Ponton at
firstname.lastname@example.org and call him at 703-805-4224 for more information.
New – What does OPSEC have to do with the holidays?
We can take a break from operational security during the holidays, right? After all,
‘tis the season to be jolly. If only . . . .
No, unfortunately, security and those who would deny it are hot topics during the
holidays. Check out this SlideShare and think twice before closing the door on OPSEC.
New – 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.
New -- Advent concert series includes lunch
The staff of Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson
Hall invite the community to a free concert and luncheon in celebration of the Christian
season of Advent, Thursday, Dec. 19 at Memorial Chapel, Building 480.
The organ concert, performed by Glendon Frank will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by
lunch at noon and a devotional at 12:25 p.m. Feel free to come for all or for any part of
this program that fits your schedule.
Call Betsy Hendrix at 703-696-6635 for more information, and see the schedule of
holiday services here.
New – Bench press competition slated
Registration is open for the bench press completion Jan. 10 at the Cpl Terry L. Smith
Gymnasium beginning at 5:30 p.m. Registration closes Jan. 7. Call 703-693-9440 for
more information. Prepare for the competition every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. throughout December and up until Jan. 3. Appointments are available with Cliff
at Smith Gym at 703-614-7214.
Winter weather information
In the event of weather-related closures, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Myer,
Fort McNair, Henderson Hall) personnel follow the guidance of the Office of Personnel
Management (OPM). OPM determines the "open" or "closed" status for all government
agencies and installations located inside the Washington, D.C., beltway.
If you have a question about your duty status, contact your supervisor. Partner
organization personnel should inquire within the chain of command.
For OPM guidance, see www.opm.gov/status. You can also call 202-606-1900 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
JBM-HH will also have information available as follows:
JBM-HH Facebook at www.facebook.com/jbmhh
Commander’s Information Hotline at 703-696-6906. This line is updated often in
an emergency situation.
Check the JBM-HH Webpage at www.army.mil/jbmhh for Winter Weather. This
page will be active when there are unusual or extreme weather conditions.
Get national weather here.
Think of safety during holiday season
It’s not too early to think of the safety of your family, friends, colleagues and
yourself. Take time each day during this season to think about safety. Here, Maj. Gen.
Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general of Joint Force Headquarters – National
Capital Region and Military District of Washington expresses his appreciation for a year
of hard work accomplished, but adds “Please realize you can give an extra present this
holiday by giving more thought to safety.” See his message here.
Tax Center needs volunteers
The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center is looking for enthusiastic
volunteers to help staff this year’s Tax Center. The Tax Center will provide cost-free
federal and state income tax return preparation and e-filing for military personnel, their
families and other eligible clients throughout the 2014 tax season.
Volunteer tax preparers and volunteer administrative staff are needed to help make
this year’s Tax Center a successful operation.
If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please contact the Tax Center’s
Officer-in-Charge, Capt. Aaron Matthes at 703-696-0761 or
MCCS Henderson Hall Christmas holiday hours
Marine Corps Community Services announces holiday hours for Christmas Day,
Wednesday, Dec. 25. All MCCS activities are closed except the car wash, which is open
daily 24 hours. Some activities will have modified hours Tuesday., Dec. 24, and
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26 and 27. The Marine Club will be closed December 25
through Jan. 1. Please visit www.mccsHH.com/Hours.html for complete hours during
the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
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
Winter Intramural Basketball
Semper Fit Winter Intramural Basketball signup is underway. Register by Thursday,
Play begins Jan. 13 and runs through March.
For details and to register, call Jody McBride at 703-697-2706.
Zembiec Pool closed indefinitely
Due to damage as a result of a power outage, the Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is
We regret this loss of a popular workout venue and will work diligently to reopen as
soon as possible.
Henderson Hall Gate 3 closed Dec. 19-Jan. 6
On the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, Gate 3 (Annex Gate) will be closed
from Thursday, Dec. 19 through Monday, Jan. 6 during the holiday season. Henderson
Hall’s Gate 1 is open 24/7 to Department of Defense ID card holders and visitors.
For more information, call 703-588-2801 or 703-524-7000.
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 1856-616-9311 or email them at email@example.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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome 2014 at JBM-HH clubs
Ring in 2014 at the Fort Myer Officers Club or Spates Community Club on the Fort
Myer side of the joint base.
Make reservations for Tuesday, Dec. 31 for the Officers Club for 6 p.m. until 1 a.m.
in the Fife and Drum room or the Koran Ballroom. For more information and to make
reservations call 703-696-5147 or 703-524-3037; or opt for the evening at Spates
Community Club from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Get more information or make reservations at
703-527-1300/1302, and see www.jbmhhmwr.com.
Give yourself a gift! Stop smoking!
It’s your life, so take it seriously. Make a plan, register at www.ucanquit2.org and
use the tools available to kick the tobacco habit.
Tobacco kills. Inhaling or ingesting tobacco releases harmful chemicals into your
lungs and blood stream, sending toxins to every organ in your body. Smoking and
tobacco use cause cancer, heart disease, strokes, emphysema, bronchitis and airway
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
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
New – TransParenting
This two-part seminar is designed to provide parents who are separated and 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. Class dates are Monday, Jan. 6 and 13 from 9 to 11
a.m. in the ACS classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base.
Pre-registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email
New – 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. Preregistration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512 or
EFMP slates December classes
The Exceptional Family Member Program offers an EFMP Basics class Monday, Dec.
16 and Thursday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., advocacy skills will be presented at
Marine Barracks Washington and on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base,
Thursday, Dec. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., learn about the EFMP reimbursement
program at an orientation on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The
orientation is also available through WebEx. All classes require registration.
Please call 703-693-5353 for more information.
Personal Financial Management December Classes
The Marine Corps Community Services Personal Financial Management program
holds classes on financial management topics each month. December’s topics include
home buying, investing, planning for retirement, and personal credit.
For more information, visit www.mccsHH.com/Finance.html or call 703-614-6950.
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. Class
will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building
201. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-6963512 or email Karen.email@example.com.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
Arlington road work to temporarily close some of South Queen Street
Virginia Department of Transportation workers closed South Queen Street at
Columbia Pike through mid December to do work order for sanitary sewer relocation
work to proceed across South Queen Street.
A portion of South Queen Street near its intersection with Columbia Pike will remain
closed for about two weeks. Traffic entering and exiting Arlington View and Carrington
Village communities will be detoured to South Quinn Street.
Road construction in Arlington through December
Roadway reconstruction on Columbia Pike from South Wakefield Drive to Four Mile
Run will continue through the middle of December, weather permitting. Work will
begin at the west side of the project and move east.
See www.columbiapikeva.us/construction for details.