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
New – Winter weather news
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.
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 -- Advent concert series includes lunch
The staff of Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson
Hall invite the community to free concerts and luncheons in celebration of the Christian
season of Advent, Thursday, Dec. 12 and 19 at Memorial Chapel, Building 480.
The organ concerts, performed by Alvin Gustin (Dec. 12) and Glendon Frank (Dec.
19) will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and a devotional at 12:25 p.m.
Feel free to come for all or for any part of this program that fits your schedule.
Call Betsy Hendrix at 703-696-6635 for more information, and see the schedule of
holiday services here.
New – 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.
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
New – Marine Corps Base Quantico musicians @ MCX
An ensemble of Marine Corps Base Quantico saxophonists will be in the MCX
Friday, Dec. 13 playing holiday music starting at noon. Everyone is welcome to stop by
for this mini concert until approximately 12:30 p.m.!
New – MCCS Henderson Hall Christmas holiday hours
Marine Corps Community Services announces holiday hours for Christmas Day,
Wednesday, Dec. 25. All MCCS activities are closed except the car wash, which is open
daily 24 hours. Some activities will have modified hours Tuesday., Dec. 24, and
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26 and 27. The Marine Club will be closed December 25
through Jan. 1. Please visit www.mccsHH.com/Hours.html for complete hours during
the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
Rader Clinic staff to celebrate holidays
The Rader Clinic staff will celebrate the holidays with a party Thursday, Dec. 12
beginning at noon through the end of the day. So that everyone can participate, the
clinic, including the pharmacy, will close at noon.
For more information, call 703-696-7957.
VA claims assistance
A representative from AMVETS will be at the MCCS Career Resource Management
Center Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to review service member medical
records and provide assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs disability
compensation claims process.
Schedule an appointment at 703-614-6828.
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
Winter Intramural Basketball
Semper Fit Winter Intramural Basketball signup is underway. Register by Thursday,
Play begins Jan. 13 and runs through March.
For details and to register, call Jody McBride at 703-697-2706.
Zembiec Pool closed indefinitely
Due to damage as a result of a power outage, the Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is
We regret this loss of a popular workout venue and will work diligently to reopen as
soon as possible.
Henderson Hall Gate 3 closed Dec. 19-Jan. 6
On the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, Gate 3 (Annex Gate) will be closed
from Thursday, Dec. 19 through Monday, Jan. 6 during the holiday season. Henderson
Hall’s Gate 1 is open 24/7 to Department of Defense ID card holders and visitors.
For more information, call 703-588-2801 or 703-524-7000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
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 email@example.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.
Rader Clinic flu campaign update
Check the Rader Clinic Flu Hotline at 703-696-2994 if you were not able to get a flu
shot during the Rader Flu Clinic.
Save your own life!
It’s your life, so take it seriously (and live to have fun, have a family, friends and
pets, to make a difference): 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
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
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
New – Learn about investing
Learn about investing Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. aboard the
Henderson Hall side of the joint base, Building 29, Room 204.
Contact the Personal Financial Management Program at 703-614-6950 to find out
more and to register.
New – Little Patriots to meet
The Little Patriots Play Group meets Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Indian Head,
Maryland, USO at 10 a.m.
To join, call 703-614-7204. Free refreshments provided!
Marine Corps Family Team Building holds a communication strategy class, Real
Colors, Friday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall
portion of the joint base. Real Colors, a personality instrument, teaches you about your
personality temperament, communication style and how to work well with others.
Register by calling 703-693-8906.
EFMP slates December classes
The Exceptional Family Member Program offers an EFMP Basics class Monday, Dec.
16 and Thursday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., advocacy skills will be presented at
Marine Barracks Washington and on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base,
Thursday, Dec. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., learn about the EFMP reimbursement
program at an orientation on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The
orientation is also available through WebEx. All classes require registration.
Please call 703-693-5353 for more information.
Personal Financial Management December Classes
The Marine Corps Community Services Personal Financial Management program
holds classes on financial management topics each month. December’s topics include
home buying, investing, planning for retirement, and personal credit.
For more information, visit www.mccsHH.com/Finance.html or call 703-614-6950.
Participants will be given information on identifying stressors in their life and how
to create their own stress management plan. Class will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11
from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201. Pre-registration requested. For
more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512 or email
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 on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building
201. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-6963512 or email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
Arlington road work to temporarily close some of South Queen Street
Virginia Department of Transportation workers closed South Queen Street at
Columbia Pike through mid December to do work order for sanitary sewer relocation
work to proceed across South Queen Street.
A portion of South Queen Street near its intersection with Columbia Pike will remain
closed for about two weeks. Traffic entering and exiting Arlington View and Carrington
Village communities will be detoured to South Quinn Street.
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.