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
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Bulletin – July 28
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – H&S Battalion opens new forward office in Pentagon
The Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps,
Henderson Hall has opened a new forward office in the Pentagon. The office is located
in Rm. 4A524. Office numbers are:
Consolidated Admin- 703-693-5208
Supply Admin- 703-693-5192
S-3 Training- 703-693-5186
Family Readiness Officer- 703-693-5196
Relocation Assistance- 703-693-5197
New – Virginia DMV to Go to visit JBM-HH Aug. 13
JBM-HH ACAP is sponsoring the DMV to Go mobile unit Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Bowling Center on the Fort Myer portion of the
joint base. The service is open to all ID/CAC holders (to include active duty, family
members, retirees, veterans with DD214, and DOD civilians). No appointments are
needed. For more information, call 703-696-9603.
New – Women’s Equality Day 5K run/1 Mile walk
JBM-HH’s Equal Opportunity Office will host a Women’s Equality Day 5K
Run/1 Mile walk Aug. 22 at 6:30 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center. The run is free
and open to all military personnel, civilian employees, family members and retirees. To
register, log onto http://conta.cc/1tiH8MM, or register the day of the run between 5:30
and 6:15 a.m.
For more information, call 703-696-2964 or 703-696-8729.
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.
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
MCX Early Closing
The MCX and the Vineyard will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 18, for a
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
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
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
Two civilian employees need annual leave assist
A Directorate of Public Works (planning division) employee, Myrtle Bowen, and a
Directorate of Resource Management (budge office) employee, Mary Jones Williams,
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 Williams must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave
Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Within Agency)" at
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events
For a list of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events, log onto
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.
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New – Crack the code to the federal hiring process class July 30
Henderson Hall’s Career Resource Management Center holds “Cracking the
Code to the Federal Hiring Process” July 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 29, room 103. The
class reviews the federal hiring process and teaches participants how to create a federal
application package that will set them apart from the competition. To register, call 703-
New – TransParenting
This 2-part seminar is designed to provide 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. You must attend
both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Classes are Aug. 4 and 11 from 9 to
11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For more information or to register,
please call 703-696-3512.
New – 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 30, Aug. 4, 11,
18 and 25 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.
New – Relationship Enrichment: Healthy Communication
Having difficulty reading your spouse’s mind? Take this class to learn how to
open up the lines of communication so that you no longer have to guess what is going
on in their head. You will learn how to effectively use “I statements” and utilize
assertive communication skills in a non-confrontational manner. Class is Aug. 7 from 10
to 11:30 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For more information or to
register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Splish, Splash and Summer Fun!!
Parents and children 0-5 are welcome to join us Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at
the Virginia Highlands Spray Park, 1600 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va. 22202 for a
morning of aquatic fun and socializing with other parents. The group will meet at the
spray ground, by the restrooms, weather permitting. Rain date: 22 August 14. For more
information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Scream-Free Parenting
This class introduces parents of all ages with kids of all ages to the proven principles for
overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of
connection and cooperation. Class is held in the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall Aug.
13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Stress Management
Participants will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life
and how to create their own stress management plan. Class is held in the JBM-HH ACS
Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register,
please call 703-696-3512.
New – Anger Management
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 in
the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201 Aug. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information
or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Baby Stages
This class will provide an overview of developmental milestones for children
ages 0-3. 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. Class will be held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 29
from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
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 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
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
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 email@example.com. 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:
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 30, “Healthy Relationships: Single Living” will explore what singles are
looking for in a healthy relationship. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204.
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.
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
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
To register, call 703-614-7204.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – Major road closures in the District Aug. 4-7
Please be advised that portions of Main Ave. outside of the Fort Lesley J. McNair
portion of the joint base will have road closures during the 2014 U.S. Africa Leaders
Summit scheduled for Aug 4-7 in Washington, D.C.
*Maine Ave. SW Eastbound between Ohio Dr. SW and 9th Street SW from Aug. 4 at
10 p.m. to Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.
*Maine Ave. SW Westbound between 9th Street SW and 12th Street SW from Aug. 4
at 10 p.m. to Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.
For a detailed map and list of times and additional road closures, log onto:
New – Summerall parking lot closed Aug. 11-12
Summerall parking lot on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be closed Aug.
11 at 9 p.m. and will reopen at the completion of a ceremony to take place at Summerall
Field Aug. 12. All cars in the parking lot after the lot has been closed are subject to
towing at the owner’s expense. For more information, call 703-696-3023.
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. For more information, call 703-588-2810.