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JBM-HH Bulletin April 15

  1. 1. Trouble reading this e-mail? Right click on the panel above the address box and check "Display as HTML." Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fort Myer, Va.  Fort McNair, Washington D.C.  Henderson Hall, Va. News http://www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness http://www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds http://www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself . . . in a video, aphotograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go towww.facebook.com/jbmhh and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page –keyword @JBMHH & our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happeningon Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh.REMINDER - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of businessThursday in order to be in the following Monday’s Bulletin. NewsSequestration News Get the latest information and news on sequestration and how it will affect theDepartment of Defense by visiting the JBM-HH website atwww.army.mil/article/96832/Sequestration_Resources/.Get your news published in the JBM-HH Email Bulletin Get your office’s important information in the weekly JBM-HH bulletin. To get itpublished email usarmy.jbmhh.asa.pao-all@mail.mil by Thursday at 4 p.m. For moreinformation call 703-696-2976.Email Bulletin now accessible on the JBM-HH website
  2. 2. This Email Bulletin is now accessible on the JBM-HH website. For information onNews visit www.army.mil/article/94476/Installation_News/. For information onFamily Readiness visit www.army.mil/article/94477/Family_Readiness/. Forinformation on Traffic, Roads and Grounds visitwww.army.mil/article/94481/Traffic__Roads_and_Grounds/. These websites will beyour go-to locations to find out what’s happening on JBM-HH and will be updateddaily or as needed. In the near future we will be using email blasts/bulletins only foremergency or critical information.NEW – We’re going from heating to air conditioning Directorate of Public Works personnel have begun the annual change-over processfrom heating to air conditioning. All the heat is currently being turned off and the airconditioning turned on. The air will be turned on in all buildings by May 15. For more information, call 703-696-3290.National Park Service offers free annual pass to national parks The National Park Service wants to thank active duty personnel and their families fortheir service. A free annual pass is available at national parks that charge that permitsentry to active duty military. Learn more at www.nps.gov. And when you are ready toexplore the great outdoors, remember that MCCS Semper Fit has an outdoor recreationgear issue point at Smith Gym. Read more at www.mccshh.com/OutdoorRec.html.New Pizza To-Go The Marine Club now has pizza for eat in or to-go. Service hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,and wait times depend upon time of day and volume. All pizzas are 16 inches and comewith a variety of toppings. Prices range $12 for cheese pizza to $15 for “supreme” witheight toppings. See more at www.mccsHH.com/Club.html or call 703-614-2125.2013 National Capital Region/Military District of WashingtonCombatives Tournament JBM-HH Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is looking for the “Best Warriors”to compete in this year’s 2013 NCR/MDW Combatives Tournament. The tournament isopen to all Servicemembers and DoD Civilians from all installations and units withinthe NCR/MDW region. The Combatives Tournament will be held April 18-19 at theFort Myer Fitness Center. Combatives (military service members assigned or attachedto an Army or Joint organization) participating in the tournament will also becompeting for a spot on the 2013 NCR/MDW Combatives Team. This team willrepresent NCR/MDW at the United States Army Combatives Championships in July atFort Carson, Colorado. For details of the event check out www.jbmhhMWR.com orwww.hqbn.belvoir.army.mil/tournament.asp
  3. 3. For questions contact Billy Cook (HQBN Operations & Training Officer) atbilly.e.cook4.civ@mail.mil or at 703-806-5176/6446.Lunch-n-Learn Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit invites you to bring your lunch andlearn about health and wellness. A series of free 30-minute classes are held Tuesdaysand Thursdays, April 16 through 25, 11:30 a.m. - noon. Topics are: “Eating Well andHealthy Cooking: How to Prepare Healthy Meals and Stay Healthy While Dining Out”(April 16); “Desktop Dining: How, Why, and If You Should be Eating Your Lunch atYour Desk” (April 18); “Work Well and Be Healthy: What You Can Do at Work to KeepYourself Healthy” (April 23); and “Physical Activity for the Health of It: The Benefits ofHaving a Healthy Lifestyle” (April 25). The location is Bldg. 29. To register, and forroom location, please call 703-614-5959.Spring Education & Career Fair Prepare for your future and meet with local, national, and international educatorsand employers looking to connect with you! MCCS Henderson Hall announces theirSpring Education & Career Fair on Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Cpl TerryL. Smith Gym, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Educators and employees will be onhand to meet prospective students and employees, and breakfast and lunchrefreshments will be served. Resume review and assistance services will be availableduring the fair, which is open to DoD ID card holders and the general public (withphoto ID). For additional information, please call 703-614-6828.Intramural Unit Level Softball Sign ups Its that time of the year again to play ball. Please register your softball team bycalling 703-696-7867/7863 or emailing Mike Cary at michael.v.cary.naf@mail.mil.Deadline for registration is April 17 with the season scheduled to begin on April 29.Only active duty units can register.Gettysburg Trip The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victorythat ended General Robert E. Lees second and most ambitious invasion of the North.Learn more about this war, the people, the places, and the meaning of the war toAmericans today by visiting Gettysburg National Military Park with ITT. The packageincludes roundtrip transportation, admission to the museum, lunch buffet, and two-hour guided battlefield tour. The fee is $75 per person. To reserve, please call ITT at 571-483-1963.NEW – Arlington House Grand Re-Opening and Re-Dedication Arlington House has announced that on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. Scott Bowdenwill be lecturing on "Robert E. Lee at War" as a part of their Grand Re-Opening and Re-
  4. 4. Dedication program. If you are at all interested in Lees military life you wont want tomiss this. The lecture is free but reservations are required. A limited amount of parking isavailable in our lot so dont wait too long. You can make a reservation by emailing to:arlingtonhouseevents@nps.gov.Volunteers needed for Anacostia River Front Cleanup at Joint BaseAnacostia-Bolling Volunteers are needed for the Anacostia River Front Cleanup at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Saturday April 20 between 8 a.m. and noon. Naval District Washington (NDW) will be joining forces with the Anacostia RiverWatershed Society and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling for a riverfront cleanup. Thisfamily-oriented community event is open to everyone that can enter the base. MoraleWelfare and Recreation (MWR) will also sponsor Earth Day which will be full of familyfun. Earth Day will include: Earth Day Poster Contest, 5K Run/Walk, USAF &USN DrillTeam Performance and Blessing of the Fleet. For more details call MWR at 202-767-9136. To register on-line for this community event go to www.cnic.navy.mil/ndw,scroll to community service and go to on-line registration or call 202-433-6854.White Ribbon Campaign The Air Operations Group will host a White Ribbon Campaign, working to eradicatesexual violence among men and women, on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Look for the booth next to the Fort McNair Shoppette. Stop, make your pledge,collect and wear your ribbon all day. If you can’t wear it, let a family member wear itfor you.Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Coupons Available For the second year, the MCCS Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange is offeringa Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) contribution benefit coupon to customersfor a $5 contribution. When purchased, the coupon will entitle customers to specificpercent-off discounts applied to a one-time purchase on either April 22 or 23, formerchandise storewide (see coupon for exclusions). MCX Henderson Hall is pleased to be participating in the program. Patrons maypurchase the coupon from any point of sale and in Customer Service from now throughthe final day of redemption, April 23, or as the supply of coupons lasts. Thecontribution is fully tax deductible. For more information, please call 703-979-8420.The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” event schedule"Pershings Own" Chamber Music SeriesMSG Antonio Giuliano, tenor A Tribute to PavarottiMemorial ChapelFort Myer, VA
  5. 5. Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.Army Acquisition Corps seeking eligible candidates for 51C and FA-51 reclassification The Army Acquisition Corps is growing the contracting corps and seeking eligiblecandidates for 51C and FA-51 reclassification. If you are an Officer (O-3-O-4) or NCO(E-5-E-6) interested in a career change you can attend a question and answer sessionTuesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town Hall building 243 on the Fort Myerportion of JBM-HH. For more information visit http://asc.army.mil. 8247Wall of Heroes The Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange invites you to honor your servicemember and military child. In recognition of “Month of the Military Child,” OperationMilitary Kids is providing photo frames to families for the purpose of posting in the“wall of heroes” in the MCX breezeway. Drop off your photo of your military childwith his or her active duty “hero” in uniform at Bldg. 12, School Liaison Office.Alternately, pick up a photo frame from the Marine Corps Exchange Customer Service.Photos will be displayed throughout April. For more information, please call 703-693-8378.NEW – Shred It Directorate of Environmental Management will hold a shredding event Monday,April 23 from 9 to 10 a.m. at building 29 and from 10 to 11 a.m. at building 62 on FortMcNair. On Tuesday, April 24, the “Shred it” vehicle will be at Henderson Hall andFort Myer on the following schedule: The truck will be at Henderson Hall’s building 29 on Tuesday, April 24 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. The truck will be at Fort Myer’s Bldg. 59 on Tuesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 11p.m. and at Fort Myer’s Bldg. 321 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Here’s how it works: Bring whatever materials you have to be shredded. This can be inboxes, bags, piles – no problem. There is a limit of five boxes. JBM-HH’s partner inshredding will transfer your documents into a container to be lifted and tipped into theshredding unit. You can watch your documents being securely destroyed right on thetruck. Shred because you can prevent identity theft – those documents will be history;all shredded material is recycled – good for the earth; and you will meet your neighborsand colleagues. Shred this: paper, manila folders, staples, paper clips, rubber bands. Don’t shred this: newspaper, credit cards, CDs, cardboard, three-ring binders,binder clips. In addition there will be an electronics shredding event on Thursday, April 25 atbuilding 321 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH from 9 to 11 a.m. Personal propertyonly.Questions? Call 703-696-3791.
  6. 6. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrates Holocaust RemembranceDay Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Holocaust Remembrance DayWednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the JBM-HH (Fort Myer side)Community Center (Bldg 405). Guest speaker will be Halina Litman Peabody, whoseAunt perished in the Holocaust. For more information call 703-696-2964.National Drug Take Back Day The 6th Annual National Drug Take Back Day is set for Thursday, April 25 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JBM-HH commissary. This is an opportunity for those who missedprevious events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unusedprescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. For more information call703-696-3900.UFC 159 at the Marine Club The Marine Club will show UFC 159, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, on Saturday,April 27. The Marine Club opens at 8 p.m. and offers a special fight menu. Departmentof Defense identification cards holders and their guests are welcome. Transportationfrom the barracks and from Marine Barracks Washington will be provided; check withyour unit for transportation times and pick up locations. For more information on thefight, please call 703-614-2125.Twilight Tattoo 2013 Schedule Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S.Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own."Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. ArmyBlues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and DrumCorps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. This performance is free and open to the public. Due to budget constraintsunfortunately we will not have bleachers for Twilight Tattoo this year. Grass seating isavailable, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more informationon group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888. Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45p.m. Performances from May 1 through May 15 and May 29 through June 26 will belocated at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va.Performances from July 10 through Aug. 28 will be located at Whipple Field on JointBase Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please checkhttp://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date.Safety Fair
  7. 7. The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) safety office (with assistance fromJBM-HH and Henderson Hall) will host a Safety Fair, Friday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Summerall field Parking lot. Topics will include Vehicle/Motorcycle andWeapons safety. All JBM-HH Servicemembers, their Families, DoD civilians andretirees and their guests are invited to attend. For more information call 703-696-4131.Army Substance Abuse Training for Civilians The training listed below will be held on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Building 230 from 1 to 2 p.m. Civilians are required to have twohours of Army Substance Abuse training which would include Drug Free Workplace(Substance Abuse Awareness) training and one hour of Suicide Awareness training. If an employee participated in the Suicide Awareness Stand Down they will havemet the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line itwill also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations orthere are any questions call 703-696-3787. o 7 May Drug Free Workplace Supervisor o 8 May Drug Free Workplace Non-SupervisorNEW – TAPS Good Grief Camp now seeking active duty militaryservicemembers and recent veterans in the Washington, D.C. area The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a nonprofit organizationthat provides immediate and long-term support and care to the families of our nationsfallen heroes. Over Memorial Day Weekend we will be holding our 19th Annual TAPSSurvivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in the DC area hosting children and teens fromacross the country. What makes our camp unique are the active duty men and womenand recent veterans who volunteer to provide one-on-one mentoring to the children ofour deceased service members. We are expecting approximately 500 children to visitthe DC area to learn coping skills and support systems. You can help by volunteeringyour time over Memorial Day Weekend to this very special cause. Mentors’ Role: Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved onewhile serving in the military. The children range from 4 to 19 years old and each agegroup will be led by an experienced and trained grief facilitator. As a TAPS militarymentor, you will serve as a “big brother/sister” to these children, to remind them thatthey are not forgotten and still very much a part of the military family.Mentors’ Schedule:Mandatory Training May 22, 6 to 9 p.m. or May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 25, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 27(optional) Arlington Cemetery Ceremony indress uniform
  8. 8. Uniform: Casual (shorts, jeans, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.). Each Mentor will receivetwo (2) TAPS t-shirts to be worn for all activities Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Cost: None. During the camp, you will eat all meals with your Mentee. There isparking available at specific locations that will be at no cost.Where: The training sessions and majority of activities will occur at the Marriott CrystalGateway in Crystal City, VA. For all other activities outside the hotel, bustransportation will be provided. For more information about the TAPS Good Grief Camp or to register as a Mentor,please go to www.taps.org and click on the “Memorial Weekend Register Today” linkand then register as a “Good Grief Camp Mentor.” Should you have any questions orneed a letter requesting time off, please email mentors@taps.org or call 1-800-959-TAPS(8277). Deadline is May 7.This notice is of common interest to the military community and does not imply Department of Defenseendorsement of a commercial entity.NEW – Job Fair The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will be sponsoring a JobFair for transitioning Servicemembers, their Families, Veterans and DoD Civilians onThursday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JBM-HH Community Center, building405. In addition there will be a job fair prep event on Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. tonoon at building 405 where you will learn ways to prepare your resume and how todress for success. For more information call 703-696-9603.Boots to Business Workshop The Career Resource Management Center announces a new Small BusinessAdministration “Boots to Business” workshop May 13 and 14 in building 29, room 201on Henderson Hall. Geared toward transitioning military service members, militaryspouses, and veterans, the workshop is designed to determine if starting a business isright for you. After the two-day workshop, each participant will have a FeasibilityAnalysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future business planning. Theworkshop is free, and reservations must be made by calling 703-614-6828.NEW – WMZQ to host live radio show on Joint Base-Myer HendersonHall May 16 As part of their Military Appreciation Week 98.7 WMZQ-FM will broadcast theirmorning radio show live from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Join Morning DJ Boxeras he broadcasts from outside the JBM-HH Community Center and Dining FacilityThursday, May 16 from 5 – 9 a.m. Units from every service are asked to come out andenjoy the show. Rain or shine the show still goes on. The rain location will be inside thecommunity center. Call 703-696-2976 for more information.
  9. 9. Family ReadinessAnger & Stress Management MCCS Henderson Hall’s Behavioral Health Branch offers a continuing Anger &Stress Management workshop Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Held in Building 12, the eight-part workshop’s topics include dealing with stress, empathy, learning to responddifferently to situations, identifying negative self talk, communication skills, adjustingexpectations, time outs, and forgiveness. Registration is required and referrals arewelcome. The workshops are available as unit PME’s upon request. For moreinformation, please call 703-614-7204.MCCS Marine & Family Programs MCCS Henderson Hall offers a wide range of services to Marines and their familymembers throughout the National Capital Region and beyond to a 105-square mile areaaround Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Through a robust outreach program, theprograms provide information on topics such as relocation assistance, school liaisonservices, education and career resources, personal financial management, andcounseling support. For an overview of the services available, please visitwww.mccsHH.com/MFS.html.Parent & Child Series: Anger Management This presentation is for parents and children- 8 yrs old and older. Everyone getsangry, even children. Parents will review and receive a copy of "How to take theGrrr....Out of Anger" to help guide their children through the process of learningemotion management. The class is set for Tuesday, April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. at theCody Child Development Center, Teen Lounge. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Planning a Move for Families with Special Needs The Marine Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) holds two briefs in Aprilfor families who have family members with special needs. On April 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,the EFMP briefs at Marine Barracks Washington, Post 5, Ground Floor Rm. 146. OnApril 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the brief is in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the HendersonHall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. In addition, the EFMP holds aprogram and support group meeting at the Fort Meade Community Readiness Center,830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade, Maryland. This meeting is held in conjunction with theFort Meade Army Community Services EFMP.Stress Management (introductory level presentation for adults) Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying stressorsin their life and how to create their own stress management plan. The next class is set
  10. 10. for Wednesday, April 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom, building 201.Preregistration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Welcome to Germany A welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, April 18 from 10 to 11 p.m. Learnabout topics including sponsorship, household shipments, personal vehicle shipments,driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs, culture and language. To register, call 703-696-0156.Citizenship/Naturalization Session scheduled A Citizenship/Naturalization information Session is set for Thursday, April 18 from6 to 7:30 p.m. at ACS building 201. To register, call (703)696-0153/0156.Baby Bundles Expectant parents will receive information on preparing for labor and delivery,mother and newborn care, baby proofing their home, and strengthening their marriage.The next class is set for Friday, April 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the ACS classroom Bldg 201.Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Parent & Child Series: Stress Management This presentation is for parents and their children (12 yrs old and older). Spring canbe a stressful time for students. Parents and children will learn how to recognizesources of stress and create a family plan to help manage those stressors. Participantswill receive a copy of Fighting Invisible Tigers’. The next class is set for Tuesday, April23, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Cody Child Development Center, Teen Lounge. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Anger Management (introductory level presentation for adults) Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying whatoccurs in their personal life when they make the choice to react to situations with anger.The next class is set for Wednesday, April 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the ACS Classroom,Bldg 201. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and toregister.Smooth Move The next Smooth Move class is set for Thursday, April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at theJBM-HH MCCS building 12. Smooth Move is an informal joint service brief forServicemembers planning to PCS. Learn about your new duty station, moving withTRICARE, arranging household goods shipment with Transportation Office,Sponsorship, Housing. To register, call 703-696-0153/0156.“Pinwheels & Pins”
  11. 11. This Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month closing ceremony and a celebrationis in honor of our Military Children. Enjoy family oriented entertainment, and freebowling. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Joint BaseMyer-Henderson Hall Community Center Ballroom. Pre-registration for bowling isrequired as space is limited. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Moving Families Through Change The seminar is designed to provide parents with tools to create an effective co-parenting relationship through the separation & divorce process. The seminar is set forTuesday, April 30, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the ACS Classroom, Bldg 201. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register. Traffic, Roads and GroundsNEW – Repair work near Hatfield Gate Water line repair work on the exit lane of the vehicle search area of Hatfield Gate isunderway. Cones will be placed at each entry and exit point of the search lane but willnot affect the regular flow of traffic entering or exiting the installation. Repair work willbe ongoing throughout this week. For more information call 703-696-3820.NEW – Road painting at Fort McNair The centerlines and crosswalks on the roads of Fort McNair are currently beingpainted. This will not cause any of the roads to be shut down or blocked. There may beoccasions when only one lane can be used at a time; there will be control personnelpresent to keep traffic moving in both directions safely. For more information call 703-696-3290.NEW – Funeral Service to disrupt traffic A funeral service on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:45 p.m. for LTC Don C. Faith Jr.,Medal of Honor recipient, will disrupt traffic at the corner of McNair and CarpenterRoads on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. During this time it is advised to usealternate routes while traveling on JBM-HH. For more information call 703-696-3290.