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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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – AAFES’ Food Truck begins April 14
The Fort McNair Food Truck has arrived with spring. Today’s feature is North
Carolina Barbeque. See the complete menu and schedule at SlideShare at
Monday and Wednesday, the Truck will park at the Exchange Express
(Shoppette) on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; On
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the truck will park in the vicinity of
Building 21 (Fort McNair) near the picnic area. The Food Truck will not work Fridays,
but the Fort McNair Officers Club will still serve lunch, and will continue the Soul Food
New – Smith Gym basketball court closed 4-9 p.m. today
The basketball court at Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall portion of the
joint base will be closed today, Monday, April 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. to repair emergency lights.
Call 703-693-9440 for more information.
New – Can’t get to DMV? DMV is coming to you!
The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program is sponsoring a day with the
Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit Tuesday, April 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the
parking lot across from the Bowling Center, off McNair Road, on the Fort Myer portion
of the joint base. Do everything you can do at the regular DMV at this mobile service
See details at www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/deptof-motorvehicles2go15apr14.
New – Dining Facility serving hours for Easter weekend
Serving periods will change over the Easter Weekend/Curtailed Operations
April 18-21. During these four days, brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to noon for
$5.35; supper will be served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will be $6.55.
For more information, call 703-696-2087.
New – Metropolitan Opera Tenor to sing at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel
American tenor, John Easterlin, will sing as a soloist at three Protestant services
in April. Easterlin is scheduled to sing April 20 and 27, and all services will be at 10:30
a.m. For more information, call 703-696-3532.
New – ‘Earth Day’ is April 22!
Watch for details in the Pentagram, on social media and in this bulletin.
Activities are ongoing throughout April with special events set for April 22.
New – Commissary celebrates ‘Earth Day’ with fair, fun, give-a-ways
The Commissary on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will have a
Commissary-style fair April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with demonstrations, sampling of
new products and give-a-ways. There will also be a "Shop till You Drop" contest in the
There will be first, second and third place prizes of $100, $50 and $25 value,
respectively for patrons with the highest total sales in a single check-out transaction that
For more information, call 703-696-3674, extension 316 or 320.
New – School Physical appointments available for scheduling
Rader Army Health Clinic is now scheduling appointments for 2014-2015 school
and sport physicals. These appointments are available for Tricare Prime children
assigned to Rader Pediatric Clinic. It is recommended to make the appointment early
because space is limited and appointments fill fast.
To schedule an appointment, call 855-227-6331.
New – Rape Aggression Defense Systems workshops offered
Marine Corps Community Services offers self-defense workshops for
Department of Defense females age 12 and up. Workshops are held at Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall and at commands in the National Capital Region and are taught by
certified R.A.D. Systems instructors. For more information, please call 703-614-7204 or
New – Marine Club set to close
The Marine Club on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson
Hall will close after 57 years of service. Due to declining revenues and rising costs, the
club will close permanently at close of business April 25. Until then, Marine Club
weekday services will continue as described at www.mccshh.com/Club.html.
The MCCS Java Café, in the main MCX building is to expand its offerings to
include a salad topping bar and a hot sandwich menu and will expand with a
greater seating area adjacent the Café's present location.
New – National Drug Take-Back day is April 25
Time again to turn in your unwanted, unused and expired prescription and non-
prescription medications. The Army Substance Abuse Program office in coordination
with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community partners are sponsoring the “Take-
Back” day Friday, April 25 at the Fort Myer Commissary between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Note that intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted
due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Substances such as marijuana
or methamphetamines are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in
For more information, call 703-696-3900.
New – 7th Annual Children’s Fair
To celebrate Month of the Military Child, Marine Corps Community Services
invites Department of Defense families to the 7th annual Children’s Fair on Saturday,
April 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. The event will include
games, a toddler climbing area, face painting, a treasure hunt, moon bounces, door
prizes, and giveaways. The Long Branch Nature Center will exhibit, and a tennis club
will provide hands-on activities. The USO will provide free cotton candy, and a family-
friendly priced lunch will be available for sale. For details, visit www.mccsHH.com or
New – ‘Ruach Warrior’ Bible study
The “Ruach Warrior” weekly Bible study is held Wednesdays from 11:30 to noon
in the Henderson Hall Chapel. This is a non-denominational study of the Bible.
Refreshments provided. Call 703-614-9280 for more information.
New – Home buying, mortgages
Learn all about home buying and mortgages April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Building 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Register and get more
information at 703-614-6950.
New – Learn how to invest
Learn the basics of investing April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Building 29 on
the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Register and get more information at 703-614-
New – Single Marine Program rock climbing
The Single Marine Program is going rock climbing April 19 at Vertical Rock.
Register by close of business today, April 14. Cost of $45 includes transportation, gear
rental and two hours of rock climbing.
Call 703-696-0033 for more information and to register.
New – SMP has egg hunt!
Single Marine Program will hold a good, old-fashioned egg hunt April 20, but
with a twist: Find eggs with prizes or treats all day at the Single Marine Program
Lounge, all day, in Building 416C, 1st deck on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.
Call 703-696-0033 for more information.
New – Slice of Summer scramble golf tournament
Get in on the JBM-HH “Slice of Summer Golf Tournament” May 16, 2 p.m., at the
Fort Belvoir Gunston Golf Course (north post). Format will be four-person teams
playing a best ball. Individual player registration is $70; Team registration (four players)
is $280 per team. Awards will be given base3d on the group or team’s overall score. See
what’s included in registration fees and get more information at
New – Runners run
A 5K run is scheduled for May 10 beginning at 8 a.m. at Cameron Run Regional
Park, Alexandria, Va.
For more information and to find out how to register, call Cindy Fogelman at
Easter Egg Splash registration now open
Registration is now open for the Easter Egg Splash at the Maj. Douglas A.
Zembiec Pool April 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, log onto:
Catholic Lent/Easter schedule
All services will be held at the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of the
joint base unless otherwise stated.
April 14-16, Mass will be held at noon. There will not be noon Mass April 17-18.
Holy Week Triduum Liturgies:
April 17: Holy Thursday, Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper mass at 6 p.m. There will
be no other Mass that day.
April 18: Good Friday, Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion and Death at 6 p.m. There
will be no other Mass that day.
April 19: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m.
April 20: Solemn Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m.
Easter Sunrise Service April 20
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington Chaplain will host the annual
Easter Sunrise Service April 20 at the memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National
Cemetery. The non-denominational worship service will begin with a prelude by the
U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” at 6:15 a.m. The service is scheduled to begin with a
call to worship at 6:30 a.m.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For those with limited
mobility, a free shuttle service will provide transportation to the amphitheater
beginning at 5:15 a.m. from the Arlington National Cemetery’s Visitor Center and JBM-
HH’s Old Post Chapel Gate.
NOTE: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Selfridge Gate will be open for
pedestrians with a DoD ID card.
For more information, contact Sgt. Joshua Nelson at 202-685-4816 or Sgt. 1st Class
Ryan Cook at 703-614-0359.
Bowling Center renovations
The Bowling Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will undergo
heating/air conditioning repairs beginning April 14, which will last approximately 6-8
weeks. During this time, the Bowling Center will not have heat or A/C, but is
scheduled to remain open for services. We will update as more information becomes
available. For more information, call 703-696-0299.
Finger printing no longer done at DES, moved to Security Office
All fingerprinting is now conducted at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Security Office, located in Bldg. 59, Room B9 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.
Finger prints will ONLY be conducted by appointment. Please call 703-696-0756/8341
to schedule your appointment.
Fort Myer ID office temporarily closed April 16-17
The ID office on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be temporarily closed
April 16-17 for computer upgrades. The ID card office will reopen for normal business
April 18 at 8 a.m.
For immediate service during the temporary closure, you may visit the following
Henderson Hall in Bldg. 29, Room 300; 703-693-7152.
Fort Belvoir, Bldg. 213, Room 108; 703-805-5578.
Joint Base Bolling-Anacostia, 110 Luke Avenue, Suite 220; 202-404-3281.
Volunteers needed for TAPS Good Grief Camp
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is in need of volunteers
for this year’s TAPS Good Grief Camp, supporting children of fallen military members
over the Memorial Day weekend.
Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved one while serving
in the military. This camp will be held over the Memorial Day weekend and there is
mandatory training prior to the camp on May 21 or 22. For more information about the
camp and the volunteer requirements, log onto www.taps.org/GGCMentors or call
Pentagon household goods assistance
All personnel assigned to the Pentagon or any of its agencies who are PCSing,
separating or retiring and in need of household goods shipment assistance, should
contact the personal property processing office at Fort Belvoir. You may contact the
Logistics Services Washington at 9301 Chapek Rd., Bldg. 1458, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060;
phone 703-545-0002. A copy of your orders is required and can be faxed to 703-602-0337.
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.
Veterinary Clinic is now ICE enabled
Customers are now able to make ICE (interactive customer evaluation) comments
for, to and about the Veterinary Clinic, Building 239 on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base
To give the Vet Clinic a comment, complaint or compliment, click on
https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&s=356&sp=85964&dep=*DoD, and help
improve the quality of customer service.
Education and Career Services
For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614-
9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html.
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
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 – 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.
New – EFMP workshop to focus on positive change of schools
The Exceptional Family Member Program, Henderson Hall portion of the joint
base, will hold a workshop and support group open to DoD families April 21 from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marine Barracks Washington.
The topic is “Positive Change of Schools For Special Needs Families.”
Register by April 20 and get more information by calling 703-693-5353.
Parenting workshop: Setting Limits
Parents will learn how setting limits and boundaries can be an effective
parenting tool and practice enforcing them. The class is scheduled for April 21 from 10
a.m. to noon in the Army Community Service, Bldg. 201. For more information or to
register, please call 703-696-3512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anger management training
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 is
scheduled for April 23 from 9-11 a.m. in the Army Community Service, Bldg. 201. For
more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512 or email
Family, fitness and fun
Bring your Family and enjoy the beautiful spring morning on a one mile
run/walk/crawl! The family fitness fun is scheduled for April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Cody Child Development Center. Light refreshments will be served. For more
information, call (703) 696-3512.
Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children
This course, scheduled for April 30 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Army Community
Service Bldg., teaches adults simple and proactive steps to help protect children from
sexual abuse. Open to parents, caregivers, and professionals. For more information or
to register, please call 703-696-3512 or email email@example.com.
Blue Tie Affair: Recognizing Our Children’s Heroes
Join the JBM-HH community as we honor individuals that have committed their time
and effort to enhancing the safety of our children. This event, scheduled for April 30
from 3-4 p.m. at the Community Center. (Bldg. 405) is open to all. For more
information, call (703) 696-3512.
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, Grounds
New – Washington Boulevard and Columbia Pike interchange
The installation of the overhead sign structure on Route 27 Westbound
immediately before the exit ramp to Columbia Pike Westbound that was previously
scheduled for overnight Tuesday, April 15th, has been rescheduled for overnight
Wednesday, April 16th.
One or more travel lanes will be closed on Route 27 starting at 9:00 pm. The
Ramp from Route 27 Westbound to Route 244 Westbound will also be closed for this
work and traffic will follow the Second Street South detour. There is a potential for
complete intermittent roadway stoppages for 15 minutes during these activities. The
work will be completed by 4:30 am the following morning.
Please consider using alternate routes to avoid this area during these hours. The
work is weather dependent, and if delayed will be performed on Monday night, April
New – Summerall Field parking lot closed April 29 and 30
Summerall Field parking lot will be closed April 28 at 9 p.m. in support of a
ceremony. The parking lot will reopen April 29 after the ceremony is complete.
Summerall Field parking lot will also be closed April 29 at 9 p.m. in support of a
ceremony. The lot will reopen again April 30 after the ceremony is complete.
Any vehicles left in the parking lot during these closures will be towed at the
New – Face of America bike ride to tour JBM-HH April 28
The annual Face of America bike ride taking place April 28 will ride through the
Henderson Hall and Fort Myer portions of the joint base. The bicyclists will arrive
through the Gate 3 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base at approximately
7:30 a.m. The ride will follow along Carpenter Road, McNair road and Marshall Drive
until the riders depart the base at Wright Gate.
The ride should take approximately 15 minutes and will have a minimal traffic impact on the