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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Bulletin – April 28
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – Cinco de Mayo 5K run/ 1 mile walk May 2
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation
will host its third race of the 2014 Commanders Race Series May 2 at 6:30 a.m. at the
Fort Myer Fitness Center, Bldg. 414 on the Fort Myer Portion of the joint base.
Register online at by April 30 or the day of the race between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m. For more
information, call 703-696-0594.
New – Grant Hall open house May 3
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a Public Open House of Grant Hall's
historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base in
southwest Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3.
Members of the public are invited to the open house, which is free to attend.
Please be advised, however, that the third floor courtroom is only accessible by walking
up two flights of stairs. Due to the historical nature of the structure, the building has no
For more information, visit
New – MCCS Java Café Announces New Look, Menu, Hours
MCCS Henderson Hall’s MCX Java Café offers expanded seating, additional
menu items, and, by customer request, longer hours beginning Monday, May 5.
The café sports a new look, with seating expanded into the MCX. New offerings
include healthy snack trays, vegan and vegetarian options, warm sandwiches, and a
salad topping bar to complete a bowl of romaine or spring mix.
The Java Café extends operating hours to weekdays 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 9
a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A Grand Refresh Celebration begins with a
ribbon-cutting Monday, May 5, at 9 a.m. For details, visit
New – Home Run Derby registration opens May 1
Registration opens May 1 for the “Home Run Derby” scheduled for June 6 from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the softball field. Register through June 3 online at:
Complete rules are available online. Prizes will be awarded to the top three
challengers. Spectators are welcome to cheer. Free hotdogs while supplies last. For more
information, call 703-693-4730.
New – Iwo Jima 7K race registration now open
Registration is open for the Iwo Jima 7K Race, to be held May 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Awards and gift certificates will be presented to the top three overall finishers, male
and female. Details and link to register are at
For more information, call 703-614-5959.
New – Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Safety Day May 16
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host in coordination with the 3d U.S.
Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) its annual Safety Day, scheduled for May 16 from
1o a.m. to 2 p.m. at Summerall Field. This free event is open to the entire joint base
community. There will be many hands on demonstrations as well as tables with
information available. For more information, call 703-696-0828.
New – Lunch and Learn sessions available now
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host three Lunch and Learn
sessions in May. The sessions will focus on smart phone tutorials. Sessions are May 7,
14 and 21 and are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Spates Community Club on the
Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information, or to register, email
New – Be in the MWR know
Join the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall FMWR text network to receive
exclusive offers, information and more. Text “OKFMWR” to 99000 to be entered to win
cool prizes. Be sure to follow JBMHHFMWR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and
Pinterest as well. For more information, or to register, email
New – Screen on the Green May 10
Henderson Hall Family Readiness Office announces its next Family Movie Night
at Marine Barracks Washington. Please review the attached flyer and sign up today at:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0549ABAA2FA75-screen2. Scroll down and
select "Henderson Hall Family" and then complete your registration. Bus transportation
will be available from HH to MBW; please email the FRO to reserve a stop on the bus;
45 spots available.
New – Presidential Salute Battery drills being conducted
The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery will
be conducting crew drills, which includes the firing of blank rounds, every Tuesday
morning from 7-8 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. This is a reoccurring event,
which will occur every Tuesday unless mission dictates that it be cancelled. For more
information, call 703-696-3290.
Conversion from Air-Conditioning to heating
The Directorate of Public Works is conducting the annual change-over process from
converting facility systems from heating to air-conditioning throughout JBM-HH for the
upcoming summer season.
All facilities should have their air conditioning system properly operating by May
5th. There may be some unseasonable warm or cool periods during this transition, and
building occupants may experience some discomfort. Based on weather forecasts and
past history, this is the best time to do the conversion.
During the conversion period, please refrain from calling in service orders for “no
heat” or “no air conditioning” unless it is an emergency or in a facility that has been
designated as a Key Mission Critical Facility. DPW work crews will be diverted from
the above priorities only for emergency repair. In general, heat and air conditioning
emergencies are defined as instances in which indoor temperatures are below 55
degrees or above 90 degrees.
If you have such an emergency, please call (703) 696-3263/64/65. For additional
information call 703-696-3820.
Sunrise photo opportunity at Arlington National Cemetery
As part of the celebration of Flickr’s 10th birthday, Arlington National Cemetery
will be hosting a sunrise photo shoot at the cemetery on Sunday, May 4 from 5 to 7 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Register online at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Events/Calendar.aspx,
select "May, 4th #Flickr10 Photo Walk." This is an opportunity for both professional and
amateur photographers to capture the cemetery at sunrise.
There will be two vantage points to capture sunrise photos: The Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier at Memorial Ampitheater and the flag pole in front of the Arlington
House. Participants must select on location to capture the sunrise.
All media intending to cover the service must RSVP via email to:
email@example.com by Friday, May 2 at noon.
Auto Skills Center temporary closure April 30-May 6
The Auto Skills Center located in Bldg. 227 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint
base will temporarily be closed April 30 through May 6 due to personnel staffing. For
more information, call 703-696-3387.
EEO Training cancelled April 30
The Equal Employment Opportunity training scheduled for April 30 at the Town
Hall has been cancelled. The next scheduled workforce training is May 28 in the Town
Hall building located on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information,
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
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
AAFES’ Food Truck now available
The Fort McNair Food Truck has arrived with spring. See the complete menu
and schedule at SlideShare at www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/fort-mc-nair-food-truck-
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
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.
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
‘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.
Bowling Center renovations
The Bowling Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will undergo
heating/air conditioning repairs began 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.
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 – TransParenting
This 2-part seminar held May 5 and 12 from 9-11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom,
Bldg. 201 is designed to provide parents who are separated or divorced with the tools to
ensure that they are able to continue supporting and encouraging their children despite
the breakup of the family unit. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of
completion. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email
New – Play Morning (Outdoor)
This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical
activity and socialization for parents. Play morning dates are May 5, 12, 19, and 26 from
10-11:30 a.m. We will meet at the playground (Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 South
Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202) by the restrooms, weather permitting. Pre-
registration is encouraged. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email
New – Play Morning (Indoor)
Play, songs, and story time for preschool children 0-5 years old. Enhance
children’s social and cognitive skills while parents support each other through sharing
ideas, parenting experiences, concerns and information. Space is limited and pre-
registration is required. Play morning dates are May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at
Sequoia Plaza, Third Floor, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. For
questions: 703-696-3512 or email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
New – Your Personality Communicates
This personality training is designed to help you develop a better understanding
of your personality; provide tools to enhance communication skills, and tips for
overcoming personality challenges. Each participant will receive an individual
personality assessment and training materials. Class is May 8 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at
JBM-HH Community Activities Center, Bldg. 405. Registration requested. For
questions: 703-696-3512 or email Karen.email@example.com.
New – Survival Skills101
Missing the tools to survive in this world? In this 4-part series, you will learn
how to use your strengths to improve your personal and professional life. Learn how to
manage difficult emotions, effectively communicate with others, and enhance conflict
resolution skills. Registration required. Classes are May 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. at the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For questions: 703-696-3512 or
email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org .
New – Stress Management
Participants will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in
their life and how to create their own stress management plan. Class is scheduled for
May 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration
required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email email@example.com.
New – Anger Management
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 May 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration
required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New – Baby Bundles
Prepare your home and your relationship for the changes that are needed when
your baby arrives. A brief overview of the labor and delivery process, newborn care
and baby proofing your home will be discussed. Individuals will receive a bag of free
baby care and safety items. Class is May 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JBM-HH ACS
Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email
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.
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
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