Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Fort Myer, Va. Fort McNair, Washington D.C. Henderson Hall, Va.
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New -- Full scale exercise slated Sept. 12
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will participate in a full-scale exercise Thursday,
Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The exercise
will include simulated responses by emergency, fire and rescue personnel. Do not be
alarmed by the increased security. All exercise staff will be clearly identified.
If you have any questions, please call 703-696-3290.
New -- Get mandatory training in before the fiscal year ends
The Army Substance Abuse Program training -- mandatory for all Department of
Defense employees -- schedule for September (the final month of the fiscal year) is
below. All training is from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 230, on the Fort Myer portion of the
Tuesday, Sept. 10 -- Violence in the Workplace (training for anyone who cannot
connect to the online training)
Wednesday, Sept. 11 -- Suicide Prevention
If you need special accommodations to attend the classes or need more information
about the classes, call Carol Frazelle at 703-696-3787.
New -- 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 -- DSTRESSLINE open to all, a service of USMC
The United States Marine Corps challenges Marines and all service personnel: win
your personal battles. Help is available through online chat or phone for anonymous,
peer-to-peer counseling 24/7.
Online chat is at www.DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.
New -- Hear ‘Lt. Dan’ Band in concert, enjoy free picnic
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will be in concert at Fort Belvoir Wednesday, Sept.
11. The event, a Gary Sinise Foundation Invincible Spirit Festival in partnership with
the USO, is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Pullen Field, Fort Belvoir.
It includes a free cookout orchestrated by celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and children’s
activities as well as the concert. Bring your blankets, pillows and low chairs; don’t bring
personal grills or glass bottles.
New -- Security office closed through Sept. 11
The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Security Office in Building 59 on the Fort Myer portion
of the joint base is closed today, Friday, Sept. 6 through Wednesday, Sept. 11.
If you have an emergency requiring security office information, contact Enoch Godbolt,
director of plans, training, mobilization and security at 703-696-7567.
Survivor Outreach Services offers financial seminar
Survivor Outreach Services is hosting a financial seminar Thursday, Sept. 12 from
noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Army Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort
Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
This seminar is limited to Surviving Family Members.
Special guest and speaker is a representative from the Office of Survivors Assistance,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who will discuss VA benefits and answer
questions. Check www.va.gov/survivors for more information on the federal office in
support of survivors.
Call 703-696-8847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
New -- Learn about investing
Learn about investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the Thrift Savings Plan
Thursday, Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 20 on the Henderson Hall side
of the joint base, room 204.
Register and get more information at 703-614-6950.
New -- ‘Meet the Recruiter’ job fair event Sept. 12
Meet recruiters Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Community Activities
Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.
Some of the companies recruiting and hiring include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol, Arlington County Police
Department, Northrop Grumman and more.
Register to attend at www.surveymonkey.com/s/52LLVPW, then follow these instructions:
1. Interviewee should go to the website of the company of interest and review positions
2. Copy job announcements (and bring to interview) and tailor your resume to the job or jobs
for which you are applying.
3. Specify the interview time you prefer. This is not necessarily guaranteed, but an attempt
will be made to get as close as possible.
This event is hosted by Army Career and Alumni Program, the Virginia Employment
Commission and Army Community Service.
For more information, call 703-696-9603. See a schedule for upcoming seminars,
workshops and check out the timeline on how you should plan your transition from
military to civilian life at www.jbmhh.army.mil and click on Army Career and Alumni
Program under “Hot Topics,” right side of the page.
Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Belvoir
The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital the
second Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be Sept. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. in
the Urology Clinic, Sunrise Pavilion, 2nd floor. Spouses/partners invited. For more
information, contact COL (Ret) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or
Urinary incontinence talk at Fort Belvoir
The Prostate Cancer Support group is sponsoring a presentation on urinary
incontinence following prostate surgery. It will be Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the
Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332. Spouses/partners invited. For more information,
contact Col. (Ret.) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email@example.com.
Behavioral health topics
The Marine Corps Community Services Behavioral Health Branch offers weekly
meetings throughout the month.
A men’s domestic violence intervention group (STOP) meets Tuesdays from 9 to 11
a.m. in Building 12’s conference room; an anger management workshop meets
Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. (location to be announced); a women’s support and
empowerment group also meets -- call for information on this group.
For details and more information on all groups and other services provided to active
duty personnel and their families, call 703-614-7204.
New -- Coin collectors sought
Pentagram Staff Writer Jim Dresbach would like to do a story on those of us who
have a collection (large or small) of commander’s coins (sometimes called challenge
If you have a collection of coins or even one or a few coins, have an interesting,
funny or unique story about them or just want to say what the coin means to you,
contact him at 703-696-5488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zembiec Pool closed for transition to winter hours
The Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is closed for transition to winter hours. The dome
will be placed on top of the pool in the next few weeks, and the start of winter hours
will be announced.
For more information call 703-693-7351.
New -- Semper Fit intramural flag football
Registration is open for Semper Fit’s intramural football league. Games are played
select weekdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning in October on the Fort Myer field. League
play is open to all authorized patrons, and teams consist of 20 players plus a coach. The
season ends in late November. Rosters are available online at www.mccsHH.com and
in person at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium and the Semper Fit Office in Building
29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.
For more information, call 703-697-2705.
New -- Army Family Action Plan the way to growth
The Army Family Action Plan is the Army’s grassroots process to identify and
elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components),
retirees, Department of the Army civilians and families to senior leaders for action.
To enter an issue for consideration, use the AFAP Issue Management System at
Army OneSource: www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx; go to Family Programs
and Services in the top left; then go to Army Family Action Plan Issue Management
System. You can search for or submit a new issue, and let your voice be heard. The
deadline to submit issues for fiscal year 2014 consideration is Oct. 31, 2013.
Want to learn more about AFAP? Attend one of scheduled sessions, grab a slice of
pizza and learn how to write an AFAP issue! Registration is required: call 703-696-1229.
AFAP Issue Development Training:
*Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must register by Sept. 16
*Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must register by Oct. 7
Both training classes will be held in ACS, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the
For more information and to register, call Robin Cordovez at 703-696-1229.
New -- Joint Base Chaplain announces 24/7 phone for ‘On Call Duty
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Joint Base Chaplain is instituting the “On Call
Duty Chaplain” telephone and number for individuals to call and talk with a chaplain,
24 hours a day, seven days a week: 202-236-4901.
New -- Learn to prevent, protect, prepare at annual preparedness expo
The annual Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and U.S. Army
Military District of Washington’s Emergency Preparedness Exposition is Wednesday,
Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fitness Center on the Fort Lesley J. McNair side of
the joint base.
For more information, call 202-685-4181.
New -- EFMP respite care reimbursement program workshop
A workshop on the Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care
Reimbursement program use and the changes that will be effective this October is
Monday, Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m. Building 12 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint
base, conference room.
This brief outlines the background, use, requirements, level of need and changes to
the respite care policy. The course is available via WebEx by request, as well as face-to-
face at Henderson Hall.
To attend the workshop, please register by Sept. 25 by calling 703-614-7204.
New -- Job-seeker classes slated
The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds three classes in September for
job seekers. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m., learn about the federal SES application
process. Wednesday, Sept. 18, pick up résumé writing tips at a class held 9 a.m. – noon.
Thursday, Sept. 19, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m.
All classes are held in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, Room
104. Registration is required. Call 703-614-6828.
Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Walter Reed
The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Walter Reed National Military Medical
Center the 3rd Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be Sept. 19 from 1 to 2
p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room (next to the
Prostate Center), 3rd floor. Spouses/partners invited. Military ID required for base
access. For men without a military ID, call Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 48 hours
prior to event for base access.
For more information, contact Col. (Ret.) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or
Rader Clinic holding car wash
Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic personnel are holding a car wash Saturday,
Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rader parking lot near the side entrance and
Mark your calendars and line up for a wash.
Something new, easier, better on the way
Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, we’re going to do something different with the way
you receive the Bulletin. You’ll still get all the information, and you’ll get the notice --
just like with this one -- but you’ll be able to click on a link and go to a PDF.
This will be easier on the eyes, and the new format on SlideShare will allow you to
view the Bulletin anywhere, at your convenience, not just at your government desktop
email. You also have the capability to download the PDF.
JBM-HH DPW Building Coordinators
It is time once again for the “JBM-HH DPW Building Coordinators Training,” set for
Sept. 17, 18 and 19 according to the following schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Town Hall (Building 243 on the Fort Myer side of JBM_HH) -
from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Building 62, National Defense University, IRMC, Room 184
on the Fort McNair side of the base - from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 - Town Hall (Building 243 - Fort Myer) from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call 703-696-0477.
Devil Dog 7K Race
Registration is open for the Sept. 18 Devil Dog 7K Race, starting from the Cpl. Terry
L. Smith Gymnasium at 6:35 a.m. For details and the registration link visit
‘Hearts Apart’ to meet
“Hearts Apart,” the support group for spouses, fiancées, parents or significant others
of deployed or geographically separated military and civilian personnel, will meet
Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the 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, contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.email@example.com .
New -- Stress Management (introductory for adults)
There will be a Stress Management (introductory level presentation for adults),
Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, the ACS classroom on the Fort
Myer side of the joint base.
Participants will complete a Stress Profile and receive information on the impact
unmanaged stress has on their life, review options for managing stress and receive
materials to assist them in developing their own unique stress management plan.
Registration is required: contact 703-696-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Welcome to Germany’ class slated
Come to Army Community Service for the 411 on Germany Thursday, Sept. 19 from
10 to 11 a.m. in ACS’s Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH.
Learn about sponsorship, household shipments, driving, pets, passport information,
as well as culture and language.
To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.email@example.com.
New -- Spouse ‘meet and greet’ set
An opportunity for newly arrived spouses to meet other spouses and get information
about the joint base and the surrounding area is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 24 from noon
to 2 p.m. at Army Community Service, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-
To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or Kelly.M.Weidner.firstname.lastname@example.org.
New -- Anger management class slated
An anger management (introductory level presentation for adults), will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, ACS classroom, on the Fort
Myer side of the joint base. Participants will learn about 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.
Registration is required: contact 703-696-3512 or email@example.com
New -- Make it a ‘Smooth Move’
“Smooth Move” is an informal joint service briefing for service members planning to
make a Permanent Change of Station -- PCS. Next session is Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1
to 3 p.m. in Marine and Family Services, Building 12 on the Henderson Hall side of
Learn about your new duty station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household
goods shipment with the Transportation Office, sponsorship, housing and more.
To register, contact Willie Acevedo at 703-614-7202 or William.Acevedo@usmc.mil.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New -- Pressure washing to have little impact on traffic
A company working through the Corps of Engineers will be at Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9 and 10 to pressure wash gate buildings
in the morning hours. The gates affected include, on the Myer-Henderson Hall portion
of the joint base Henry, Wright and Hatfield Gates (Fort Myer) and Gates 1 and 3
(Henderson Hall). On the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, this includes the
Ceremonial and 2nd Street Gates. Times are approximate and workers may complete the
job early or take the full two days.
Interference for traffic will be minimal, but drive and walk using extra caution at the
gates these days.
For more information, call 703-588-2810.