JBM-HH Bulletin July 21, 2014


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JBM-HH Bulletin July 21, 2014

  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 To view this bulletin online, go to the JBM-HH SlideShare page at JBM-HH Bulletin – July 21 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email Usarmy.jbmhh.asa.list.pao-all@mail.mil News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News New – Fire safety reminder The use of charcoal barbeque grills and gas fired grills on decks, balconies, covered parking areas, patios, or under any building overhang is prohibited by the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department. All grills must be used a minimum of 15 feet from any building structure and must not block any walk ways/pathways. The storage of fuel bottles from the gas fired grills inside any structure or on balconies is prohibited. Charcoal grills may be stored on porches; decks, balconies and patios provided the charcoal is completely extinguished and cold. For more information, call 703-696-3372/3483. New – EEO Training scheduled for July 30 cancelled The Equal Employment Opportunity training for the JBM-HH workforce scheduled for July 30 is cancelled due to the replacement of the air conditioning system in the Town Hall. New – MCX Early Closing The MCX and the Vineyard will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 18, for a private event. New – Résumé Writing Class Offered The Career Resource Management Center, in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, offers “Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector
  2. 2. Résumé Tips & Marketable Formats” Wednesday, August 6, 9 – 11 a.m. This workshop will assist in drafting a private sector résumé. Learn how to draft targeted résumés and understand the key components needed to get selected for the right position. The following topics will be covered: acceptable formats and design, prioritizing and highlighting key skills, and creating marketable content. Please call 703-614-6828 to register. Community Flea Market to be held July 26 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a community Flea Market July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Activities Center, Bldg. 405 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Tables should be reserved by July 15 for $10 per space. For more information or to reserve a table, call 703-696-3470. JBM-HH Wet Bulb Globe Temperature updates available online Check online for the latest JBM-HH WBGT updates at www.army.mil/article/129507. This webpage provides current WBGT conditions here, associated flag color status and work restrictions, as well as safety tips to prevent heat stroke and other conditions associated with warmer weather. Note: The WBGT will be only updated in the event of a "red" or "black" flag WBGT reading. Civilian employee needs annual leave assist A Directorate of Resource Management (budge office) employee, Mary Jones Williams, 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 Williams 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 Williams, 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. SOS offers financial education seminar "How to Navigate the RelayHealth website" for those who have TRICARE, is the topic of a Survivor Outreach Services briefing Thursday, July 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Army Community Service classroom on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. A
  3. 3. subject matter expert will be on hand to guide you through the site step by step. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Jin Lim at 703-696-8847 or jin-sook.lim.civ@mail.mil for more information and to register for the class. Zumba® Returns to Smith Gym Zumba® classes have resumed at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Classes are held over lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday and Friday. Classes are held evenings, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. DoD identification card holders are welcome, and the classes are free of charge. For more information, please call 703-614-7214. Civilian Wellness Program Installation Management Command offers a Civilian Wellness Program for eligible JBM-HH employees to take part in. Participants who formally enroll in the program and have their supervisor’s permission are able to take part in this six month wellness program. For more information or for a copy of the enrollment form, contact your supervisor or call the Human Resources office at 703-696-5779. Overture Concert to be held Aug. 23 Come enjoy this end of summer concert spectacular on historic Summerall Field on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Complete with live cannon fire by The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery, this favorite among Washingtonians of all ages is a must-see musical extravaganza. The audience will enjoy a program featuring classical, popular, and patriotic selections, with vocal highlights and dramatic fanfare. Don’t miss it! Rain or shine! For more information, visit http://www.usarmyband.com/index.html. Job Fair slated Aug. 13 A job fair, open to all transitioning military, veterans and military family members, will be held Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Va. 22204. Pre-register at www.civilianjobs.com and get more information at 678-819-4153. ACAP Schedule updated for August The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has been updated its seminars and workshops schedule for the month of August. To find out more information about the transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career resources workshops available, log onto www.jbmhh.army.mil/WEB/JBMHH/Services/ArmyCareerAlumni.html. The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events
  4. 4. For a list of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events, log onto www.usarmyband.com/. All of the performances are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. This schedule is subject to change without prior notice. All outdoor concerts are subject to cancellation due to weather considerations. Please call (703)696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com for up-to-date information on concert cancellations. Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614- 9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html. 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. Family Readiness New – New Class: Warrior at Ease MCCS Henderson Hall offers a new class, “Warrior at Ease: Balancing Warrior Intensity with Holistic Stress Management.” Open to Department of Defense identification card holders, the class is held in Bldg. 21 (formerly The Marine Club) on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base Monday, August 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Topics covered are stress management education, to include creating your own stress management plan; an informative discussion about the relationship between nutrition and stress; and a gentle, restorative yoga practice. This class may also be offered on site at your location. To attend, or for more information, please call 703-693-9146. “Boots to Business” A “Boots to Business” workshop for aspiring military-to-civilian entrepreneurs is offered Monday – Tuesday, August 11 – 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Bldg. 29, Rm. 104, on
  5. 5. the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This workshop provides information on self-employment, learning to evaluate applicable skills and personality traits needed for self-employment, identifying types of business ownership, and researching the business market and competition, understanding the importance of a business plan, and how to obtain financing. Please call 703-614-6828 to register. EFMP Information Session: Yoga Therapy The MCCS Exceptional Family Member Program will host information sessions on Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs. Sessions are in the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. Two sessions are planned: on August 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 5 – 11; and on Thursday, September 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 12 - 18. Wear clothing suited for physical activity. Register 48 hours in advance by calling 703-693- 5353 or emailing efmphh@usmc-mccs.org. Sessions are free and open to Department of Defense identification card holders. GAT 2.0 for Spouses Army spouses have access to the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0) -- a confidential, online self-assessment tool that measures the user's level of resilience, overall health and well-being. After completing the GAT 2.0, the spouse receives an assessment in each of the five dimensions of strength: social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical, and an assessment in the three elements of the Performance Triad -- sleep, activity and nutrition. The GAT 2.0 arms Army spouses with the tools they need to stay strong throughout Army life. For more information, log onto: http://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2014-07-14/?s_cid=standto. Evening Classes on Communication The Military Family Life Counselor Program at MCCS Henderson Hall holds summer evening classes open to military ID card holders. All classes are held in Bldg. 12 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base in the Marine and Family Programs’ conference room Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m. On July 23, “Power Struggles” will help identify ways to reduce conflict in the family and ways to gain cooperation. On July 30, “Healthy Relationships: Single Living” will explore what singles are looking for in a healthy relationship. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204. Married and Loving It!® This workshop, held July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 21 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base, is designed for newly engaged, recently married, or long-term established couples. The objectives are to help couples identify communication skills including love languages, give couples guidelines for establishing a sound financial
  6. 6. situation, address anger issues and conflict resolution in a marriage relationship, discuss the role of in-laws, extended family and other factors that influence the marriage relationship. The workshop is free and open to DOD identification card holders. Please call 703-614-7204 for more information and to register. What to Do When Life Happens These workshops offer information on a variety of life skills topics Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through July at the chapel in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. On July 23, the topic is “Mindfulness and Yoga.” On July 30, the topic is “Principles of a Healthy Relationships.” Registration is required and open to DOD identification card holders. Call 703-614-7204 or 703-614- 9280 for more information or to register. Free lunch is provided by the JBM-HH chaplain’s office. ACS Play Morning (Outdoor) This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical activity and socialization for parents. Play morning is scheduled for July 23, 30, Aug. from 10 to 11:30 a.m. We will meet at the playground (Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202) by the restrooms, weather permitting. Pre- registration is encouraged. For questions: 703-696-3512. Baby Bundles Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your new baby arrives. 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. Class is held July 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696- 3512. Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children This course teaches adults simple and pro-active steps to help protect children from sexual abuse. Open to parents, caregivers, and professionals. Class will be held July 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir ACS, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Bldg. 200. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512. MCCS Offers New Community Counseling Program The new Community Counseling Program is designed to provide increased access to counseling for Marines, sailors, and their families, and to focus on screening, prevention, and intervention of stressors and problems to improve readiness and quality of life. We offer individual, couple, family, child, and group counseling services.
  7. 7. All counselors are independently licensed and credentialed professionals who can work with you to develop a plan and find solutions to meet your needs and help you overcome stressors in your life. Call 703-614-7204 for an initial screening and to schedule an appointment. 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. Anger Management workshops offered Marine & Family Programs offers anger management workshops weekly, Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshops are designed to teach eight tools for managing anger. Participants may start at any time, but must attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Sessions are in Building 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members, and military retirees. To register, please call 703-614-7204. Stress workshops held Tuesdays Marine & Family Programs offers workshops on coping with work and family stress on an ongoing basis. The 12-session, evidence-based series, designed to teach strategies for dealing with stressors, is held Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing yourself talk, eating right, exercise and developing a personal stress management plan. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members and military retirees. To register, call 703-614-7204. Traffic, Roads and Grounds
  8. 8. New – Barrier Maintenance There will be scheduled preventive maintenance on the gate barriers on the Fort Myer and Fort McNair portions of JBM-HH Aug. 5 through 7. Traffic interference is expected to be minimal. New – Columbia Pike construction continues Full S. Quinn Street Closure – Weekend of June 26-27 (Weather Permitting) On Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27, S. Quinn Street will be fully CLOSED to all traffic, and the right lane of Route 244 eastbound will be closed from 9am until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. This closure is to allow VDOT's contractor to safely install a new Arlington County sanitary sewer manhole and pipe. No vehicular traffic will be permitted to enter or exit S. Quinn Street from Columbia Pike. Access to and from S. Quinn Street will be maintained as shown on the attached Exhibit. The most direct route will either be through S. Rolfe Street or S. Queen Street and adjoining side streets. During the S. Quinn Street closure, an Arlington County police officer will assist in directing vehicles out at S. Rolfe Street during daytime hours. This weekend work is pending Arlington County completing their waterline work on Route 244, so dates are subject to change.