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/
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REMINDER - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order
to be used in the following Tuesday’s Bulletin. Monday Bulletin production will resume at the
end of mandated furloughs Monday, Sept. 30.
Back-to-school brigade out front with backpacks
“Operation Homefront DC Metro” has 5,000 backpacks to hand out this summer to
military children. Each backpack is full of school supplies and all children of active
duty, E6 and below, are eligible to get a backpack. Families will have to register to
receive the backpacks. Do this by going to the website
www.operationhomefront.net/dcmetro. The backpacks will be handed out at five
locations the second week of August as follows:
Monday, Aug. 12 - Woodbridge, Va. (between Quantico and Fort Belvoir)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 - California, Md. (near Pax River)
Wednesday, Aug. 14 - Lanham, Md. (near Fort Meade)
Thursday, Aug. 15 - Morningside, Md. (near Joint Base Andrews)
Friday, Aug. 16 - Aberdeen, Md. (near Aberdeen Proving Grounds)
NEW – Transitioning? Think about Army Reserve
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler encourages Soldiers to consider continuing
their service in the Army Reserve. If you are planning to leave active duty, learn more
about the Army Reserve. By serving part time in the Army Reserve, you can build a
civilian career, continue your education and keep most of the benefits you earned on
active duty. The Army Reserve has positions in most MOSs in thousands of places
across the country.
See http://bcove.me/i3c7gu2k and SMA Chandler’s web page at
www.army.mil/leaders/sma/ or www.goarmy.com.
NEW – Enjoy ‘First Friday’
Help make a tradition of “First Friday” fun, this upcoming first Friday, Aug. 2 from
4:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Marine Club on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
This is hosted by DJ D. Hood. Dance, socialize and enjoy the DJ, wings (new flavors
= spicy buffalo, parmesan garlic, Caribbean jerk and Thai curry) for 40 cents each from
4:30 to 9 p.m. This is open to all DoD ID card holders and their guests.
For more information, call 703-614-2125 and see www.mccsHH.com.
Furlough Closures on JBM-HH
Due to sequestration, furlough closures are ongoing at JBM-HH. For a full list of the
closures visit www.army.mil/article/107077/. Updates will be made as additional
information becomes available. Call ahead to the facility or activity you wish to visit for
Bulletin to be published Tuesdays during furlough
Note: All Bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order
to be used in the following Tuesday’s Bulletin. Monday Bulletin production will
resume at the end of mandated furloughs Monday, Sept. 30.
Furlough days/hours change for health clinics
*The U.S. Army Health Clinic at Fort McNair is closed on Fridays until Sept. 30 due to
furloughs. Hours of operation Monday through Thursday are from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For emergency services call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room as the clinic is not
equipped for emergencies.
For more information call the clinic at 202-685-3100.
*Rader Dental Clinic will take urgent care and dental appointments on Fridays through Oct.
1. To get an “urgent care” appointment, call 1-855-227-6331; for a dental appointment, call 703-
*The Pentagon's DiLorenzo Health Clinic notes changes in pharmacy hours: The DiLorenzo
TRICARE Health Clinic pharmacy is now closed from noon to 1 p.m. every day. Weekdays:
open from 7 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. (except the fourth Thursday of the month). On
the fourth Thursday of the month, the pharmacy will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. Use of the
DiLorenzo Pharmacy is limited to those who are authorized to use military medical facilities
and who have unescorted access to the Pentagon. Get more information at
www.dthc.capmed.mil/PatientCenter/SitePages/Pharmacy.aspx. Call 703-692-8810 for more
EMHD closure update
Although the Executive Management and Housing Directorate will be closed on
Fridays due to furloughs, family housing residents should continue calling service
orders, 24/7 to Meckley Services at 703-696-2623.
Barracks residents will continue calling service orders in to Public Works at 703-696-
NEW – Free certification testing opportunity for Marines
Headquarters Marine Corps and Henderson Hall Education Center offer a free
certification testing opportunity for Marines in MOS fields 3043, 3051, 0431, and 0491,
for E-4 and above. This training initiative will help active duty Marines earn industry
certifications that map to their occupational specialties.
The purpose of the Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE) program is to recognize
individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at
the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion
of the certification assessments. The goal of the CLTAE certification program is to raise
the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding
higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company's
productivity and competitiveness. CLTAE is in two parts: the foundation level Certified
Logistics Associate certificate and the mid-level tech technical CLT certification. Before
sitting for the CLTAE assessment, candidates must have a CLA certificate. Delivered
online, each assessment contains about 80 multiple-choice questions. Individuals are
allowed 90-120 minutes to complete each assessment. If you have MOS 3043, 3051, 0431
or 0491, for E-4 and above, we would like to offer you the opportunity to test.
The exam will be hosted at the Henderson Hall Education Center; if you are
interested in the CLT program email Anne-Marie Guthrie at
email@example.com. Spacing is limited, so email ASAP, to secure your spot.
NEW – We're hiring, and we want YOU!
Program Operations Specialist (JBM-HH, Fort Myer) full time, permanent position
includes NAF benefits. Assists with planning, organizing, coordinating and oversight of
the base Child and Youth Services program. When required, assumes responsibilities of
the CYS coordinator.
See full description and how to apply here:
www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/347947900. This position closes Aug. 1.
NEW – Check out ‘Home Buying & Mortgages’
Register for “Home Buying & Mortgages” which will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 from
noon to 1 p.m. in Building 29, Room 204 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
Register and get more information by calling 703-614-6950.
NEW – Headquarters Command Battalion Org Day slated
Headquarters Command Battalion’s Organizational Day is Friday, Aug. 2, and the
unit’s operations will be closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that all personnel can take part
in the day’s festivities. There will be minimum manning from 7 to 10 a.m. in
In case of emergency, call the following personnel: Lt. Col. Smalls (S3 OIC) at 703-
217-9307 or Sgt. 1st Class McGrew (S3 NCOIC) at 703-795-9202.
Call 703-696-8165 or 703-696-2974 for more information about HQ CMD BN Org Day.
NEW – MCX, Vineyard to close early
The Marine Corps Exchange and The Vineyard Wine & Spirits will close at 5 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 5 for a special event.
Call 703-979-8420 for more information.
NEW – ID card section closed Aug. 6 for upgrades
The Identification Card section on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be
closed Tuesday, Aug. 6, so computer upgrades can be made. Until the ID section
reopens Aug. 7, get an ID card at the Headquarters, Department of Army Military
Personnel Center, Crystal City, telephone 703-602-1135, the Pentagon, Room 5A282 -
telephone 703-697-4110, Fort Belvoir -- telephone 703-805-5578, Henderson Hall,
Building 29, Room 300, telephone 703-614-7152, or an ID card section at a base near you
in the National Capital Region.
NEW – Headquarters Co., U.S.A., change of responsibility
There will be a change of responsibility at Headquarters Company, U.S. Army,
Friday, Aug. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Spates Community Club, Building 407, on the Fort
Myer portion of the joint base as 1st Sergeant Brian St. Germaine relinquishes
responsibility for the company to 1st Sergeant Jason L. Gusman.
Everyone is invited to this time-honored ceremony to bid farewell to St. Germaine
and his Family and welcome Gusman and his Family to HQ Co., USA, and the Joint
Base Myer-Henderson Hall community. HQ Co., USA, is a unit of Headquarters
Command Battalion, the Army’s largest battalion with more than 9,000 active duty and
reserve component Soldiers assigned or attached, conducting worldwide operations.
For more information, call 703-696-3045 or 703-696-8168.
NEW – Polynesian Luau, dinner show
Make reservations for the Fort Myer Officers Club’s Polynesian Luau and dinner
show Friday, Aug. 9. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet served from 6:30 to 8:30 and the
Fire and Knife Show is at 9 p.m. There will be vibrant dancers and a live DJ. Menu
includes boneless chicken, Kalua roast pork shoulder, mahi mahi, salmon, pineapple
and coconut steamed rice, sweet potatoes, fried rice. Visit www.jbmhhMWR.com for
details and call 703-524-3037 or 703-696-5147 to make a reservation. Last day to cancel is
NEW – Come shred with us, then e-recycle
The Directorate of Environmental Management is having shredding events Tuesday,
Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14. Then, Thursday, Aug. 15, there will be an electronics
Aug. 13, shredding will occur on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base: Building
29 from 9 to 10 a.m., and at Building 62 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Aug. 14, shredding will be at Building 29, Henderson Hall portion of the joint base
from 9 to 10 a.m.; at Building 59 (Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH) from 10 to 11 a.m.; and
Building 321, also at Fort Myer from 11 a.m. to noon.
Aug. 15, there will be an electronics recycle event. No government equipment will be
accepted; large items such as CRT monitors and TVs cannot be accepted.
Let’s save money, trees and do some recycling. Call Roy Croom at 703-696-3791 for
details. See full information on the web at www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/jbmhh-
event-flyer-14-july-2011 and www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/e-recycling-flier.
NEW – ‘Half Iron Swim’ registration open
Registration is open for the Wednesday, Aug. 21 “Half Iron Swim” from 6 a.m. to
noon at the Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint
Register and pay $15 by Aug. 16.
Call 703-693-7351 for more information and to register.
NEW – ‘Golf with Us’ registration open
Registration is open for the “Golf With Us” tournament Friday, Aug. 23 with an 8:30
a.m. shotgun start at Lee’s Hill in Fredericksburg. Register and pay $57 by Aug. 9. Call
703-697-2706 for more information.
NEW – Women’s Equality Day to feature 5K run/walk
Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 23 starting out from the
Fitness Center, Building 414 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. The theme is
“Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote.”
Prizes will be awarded to first place runners and walkers and for the unit with the
most participation. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered personnel.
Refreshments will be provided. This is free and open to all military personnel, civilian
employees, Family members and retirees. Registration begins Aug. 5 at
www.jbmhhmwr.com or register on the day of the event between 5:15 and 6:15 a.m. at
the Fitness Center.
For more information, contact the Equal Opportunity Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org, 70-3-696-8729 or Adrienne.email@example.com,
NEW – DPW no longer accepting some job orders
The Directorate of Public Works can no longer accept Fiscal Year 2013 reimbursable
(customer funded) Individual Job Orders (DA 4283s or reimbursable demand
Customers may resume submission of reimbursable individual job orders/DMOs
The only exceptions are as follows: Those involving life, health or safety issues, or
those approved by the DPW director.
For more information, call David McCauley at 703-696-0477.
NEW – ASAP clinical services in new office
Army Substance Abuse Program Clinical Services has opened in their new office in
Building 230, Room 122 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Office hours are
from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Call 703-696-3446 for more information.
NEW – Test yourself, get that degree, more education
For ongoing tests given by Education and Career Services, call 703-614-9104 or visit
Job search classes scheduled
The MCCS Career Resource Management Center has classes scheduled to assist
service members and their families with their job searches. The next class is Aug. 6 from
9 to 11 a.m., “Interviewing 101” will present the secret to becoming the candidate by
preparing for interviews.
On Aug. 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., learn to build your network to access the hidden job
market by tapping into social networking sites.
On Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, learn how to market yourself for a second career.
On Aug. 22, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held from 1 to 3
p.m. This class explains how to apply for federal jobs, including how to prepare the
Adecco will be on site Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to conduct a military spouse
career connections intake session. All sessions are in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall
side of the joint base, and registration is required by calling 703-614-6828.
The Pentagram wants to hear from you
JBM-HH’s base paper, the Pentagram, wants to know what government employees
are doing on their furlough day. Are you sounding off on social media, volunteering,
working a second job? We’d like to hear from you and include your experiences in an
upcoming Pentagram article.
Please contact us at 703-696-5488/5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW – Job Fairs, hiring events nationwide
Check out job fairs and hiring events nationwide and through December. See
New in Town?
Marine Corps Community Services has a wealth of information for newly arrived
Marines and their Families. The next Welcome Aboard brief is Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 8
to 10:30 a.m., at the Marine Club aboard the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall. A free walking tour of the Henderson Hall portion follows the brief,
and, after a break for lunch, there is a bus tour of the local area, including downtown
Washington, D.C., starting at 12:30 p.m. To register for the Welcome Aboard brief, call
In addition, classes on the Marine Corps lifestyle, information on the local area, a
lending locker and other resources are available through Marine and Family Programs.
For a comprehensive overview of the classes and resources offered, visit
www.mccsHH.com or call 703-614-7200.
Twilight Tattoo performances run through August
Twilight Tattoo, Wednesdays through Aug. 28, is an hour-long military pageant
featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S.
Army Band "Pershing's Own."
Twilight Tattoos are free and open to the public. Grass seating is available, but we
recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more information on group
reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888.
Performances through Aug. 28 are at Whipple Field on the Fort Myer portion of Joint
Base Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, so please check
http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date. Twilight
Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45 p.m.
NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” event
Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. | The Harris Pavilion, Manassas, Va. -- The U.S. Army
Blues present jazz music in the big band idiom from the 1920s to the present: Jelly Roll
Morton, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, more.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1 and 2, 8 p.m. | Sunsets with a Soundtrack on the West
Steps of the U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC| The U.S. Army Concert Band -- hear “O
Sole Mio,” “Torna a Surriento,” “Granada,” more.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 12:10 p.m. | Lunchtime Chamber Concert, Church of the
Epiphany, Washington, DC | Hear many American works such as Symphony No. 5 by
Staff Sgt. Christina Wensel will perform a Bach violin concerto.
See www.usarmyband.com/event-calendar.html for more information and a full
calendar of U.S. Army Band performances, all free to the public.
Summer Outdoor Movie Series
Want to catch a free family friendly movie under the moon (on the lawn or afloat in
the pool)? The 2013 Summer Outdoor Movie series features “Grease” at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3 at Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH.
Get a look at what’s showing at www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013-
Tourney registration is now open for the Sept. 27 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will host the Inaugural SLICE of Summer
Scramble golf tournament. The tournament will be played on Fort Belvoir's Gunston
Golf Course. The tournament format will be four person teams playing a best ball
scramble. Awards will be given based on the group or team’s overall score. There will
also be special contests for longest drive, closest to pin, longest putt and hole in
one. Each person can register with a buddy or as a team of four. Registration is $70 per
person which includes green fees, cart, range bucket, $8 gift certificate to pro shop and
BBQ meal package.
For more questions or to register, call 703-696-3419.
NEW – U.S. Marine Corps challenge to all services
Win personal battles. Help is available through online chat or phone for anonymous,
peer-to-peer counseling 24/7. Chat online at DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.
This is a service of the Marine Corps for all service personnel.
Welcome to Korea
Come to ACS, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, for the 411 on
Korea Thursday, Aug. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about sponsorship, household
shipments, personal vehicle shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as
customs, culture and language.
To register, contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.email@example.com.
Splish, splash, summer fun
Join the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall New Parent Support Program Aug. 1 from
10 a.m. to noon at Virginia Highland Park, 1600 Hayes Street in Arlington for a
morning of water fun! Parents and children (ages 0-5) are welcome. Swim diapers are
required (Rain date: Aug. 15).
Registration is encouraged at 703-696-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Anger Management (Introductory level presentation for adults) class is
Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom, Building 201, on the Fort
Myer side of the joint base. Pre-registration requested. Get 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 your own life.
For more information or to register call 703-696-3512/6511.
Autism class slated
The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Army Exceptional Family Member Program is
sponsoring "Top Ten Things You Need to Know About the IEP Process and Extended
School Year" for military and DoD civilian parents with children with autism and other
cognitive disabilities Thursday, Aug. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. The class will be held in
Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Guest speaker will be Army Lt. Col.
Scott Campbell, parent of an autistic child and board member of the Autism Society of
America's northern Virginia chapter. Learn about IEP navigation and extended school
year services and network with other families in your situation. Reservations are
required. Child care will not be provided.
For reservations, general or disabled access information, contact Marcia O'Connor,
EFMP manager at 703-696-8467. Please leave a telephone message with your name and
International Spouse Group to meet
Join a forum that offers international military spouses an opportunity to meet other
spouses and get information on various relevant topics, the installation and the
surrounding area. The group meets Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Building
201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base.
To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.email@example.com.
‘Hearts Apart’ support group
“Hearts Apart” is a support group for spouses, fiancées, parents or significant others
of deployed or geographically separated civilians and military members. Join them
Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at American Legion, Post 139, 3445
Washington Boulevard, Arlington, Va. 22201.
This group is designed to be a fun networking opportunity for those experiencing
separation from a loved one. To register call Jennifer Russo at 703-693-8906 or email
Welcome to Germany
Come to ACS for the 411 on Germany Thursday, Aug. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn
about sponsorship, household shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as
culture and language in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base.
To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress Management (introductory for adults)
Participants will complete a stress profile and receive information on the impact that
unmanaged stress has on their life, review options for managing stress and get
materials to assist them in developing their own unique stress management plan. Class
will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201 on the Fort Myer
side of the joint base.
Registration is required: 703-696-3512 or email@example.com.
Join us Thursday, Aug. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. for “Baby Bundles,” our next class for
couples or individuals expecting a child or with an infant under one year old. Class will
be in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Participants will get
information on the labor and delivery process, newborn and mother care, home - infant
safety, and discuss strategies for navigating the change in relationship dynamics when a
child arrives. Each participant will receive a bag containing parenting resources, baby
care items and a hand knit blanket. Registration is required: 703-696-3512 or
Make it a ‘Smooth Move’
“Smooth Move” is an informal joint service brief for service members planning to
PCS, and will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about your new duty
station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household goods shipment with the
Transportation Office, Sponsorship, housing and more in Building 12 on the Henderson
Hall side of the joint base.
To register, call Willie Acevedo at 703-614-7202.