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Jbmhh bulletin 30_dec13

  1. 1. 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 News New – New Year holiday hours Most offices on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, a federal holiday. Some military activities will have curtailed operations Tuesday, Dec. 31. This list is not all encompassing. Please check with the facility you wish to visit for more details. New – Plan to imbibe? Get a Sober Ride! Washington Regional Alcohol Program is offering the holiday SoberRide program from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2014. To get a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare -- caller is responsible for cost over $30) call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI). AT&T customers may dial #WRAP from their wireless phones. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. Important Note: All requests for SoberRide service must be called to and dispatched from 1-800-200-8294. Watch for a cab from the participating taxi company in the area from which you are calling. Calls must originate in the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia; Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; and the cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland. Since 1993, WRAP has provided over 58,272 safe rides home. See www.wrap.org/soberride for more details. New – 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. New – 2014 guide books being delivered New Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall guide books are being delivered today, Monday, Dec. 30; bulk deliveries are being 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.
  2. 2. New – Transition Readiness Seminar A Transition Readiness Seminar for separating service members is held Monday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 29, Room 104 aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Register and get more information at 703-614-6828. New – Time for gates, barrier maintenance The periodic preventive maintenance work will be done on Joint Base MyerHenderson 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 MyerHenderson 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. New – 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. New – Be an aware consumer Learn how to be an alert and savvy consumer at a workshop Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 29, Room 204 aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. For more information and to register, call 703-614-6950. New – Education & Career Services The Education and Career Services folks will be at the Pentagon Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in corridors 1 and 2, second deck, inner ring. Call 703-614-9104 for more information. New – 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.
  3. 3. New – 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. New – 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. Civilian employees need annual leave assistance Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen, JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works employees, Myrtle Bowen and Rich Richards, 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, Richards, 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, Richards, 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 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 Myrtle Bowen, Rich Richards and Shari Dixon 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. For DaShana Adhanom, send completed forms to J/G1 Civilian Personnel Division’s Mary McMillian at mary.a.mcmillian.civ@mail.mil (phone 202-685-3354), Margie Powell at Margie.e.Powell.civ@mail.mil (phone 202-685-2774) or Carmen Reimer at carmen.q.reimer.civ@mail.mil (phone 202-685-0489); fax number is 202-685-2810. For Sandra Hooks, send completed forms to Matthew Ponton at matthew.r.ponton@us.army.mil and call him at 703-805-4224 for more information.
  4. 4. 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. 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. JBMHH 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 703696-2619 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. JBMHH 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 703-696-2619 or paul.a.brown128.mil@mail.mil or Sgt. Avrion Oliver 703-6965962 or avrion.r.oliver.mil@mail.mil. To learn more about Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, please visit http://csf2.army.mil/. '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.
  5. 5. 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. Pentagram’s ‘2013 Year In Review’ Jan. 10 The first edition of the Pentagram 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 pentagramjbmhh@yahoo.com. 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 bulletin. 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. 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. 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.
  6. 6. 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 aaron.r.matthes.mil@mail.mil. 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. 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 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.
  7. 7. 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. 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 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.
  8. 8. Family Readiness New – ‘Power of Positive Parenting’ Get the benefit of triple p with the “The Power of Positive Parenting” Monday, Jan. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Building 12’s conference room aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Additional sessions are Monday, Jan. 13 and 27. Call 703-614-7204 to register and get more information. New – ‘Catch the magic! 1-2-3 Magic’ “Catch the magic! 1-2-3 Magic” discipline class for parents will teach you new ways to discipline your child. This class will be held Monday, Jan. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Building 12’s conference room aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Call 703-614-7204 for more information and to register. New – 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. New – 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. 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 karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. 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
  9. 9. 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 703-6963512 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 703-6963512 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. Preregistration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Traffic, Roads and Grounds 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.

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