JBM-HH Bulletin July 15

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JBM-HH Bulletin July 15

  1. 1. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fort Myer, Va.  Fort McNair, Washington D.C.  Henderson Hall, Va. News www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Check out the new and constantly improving JBM-HH website at www.army.mil/jbmhh. Even those who use the site on a regular basis may notice a more user-friendly feel. It is improving each day. See the story here. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself . . . in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go to www.facebook.com/jbmhh and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page – keyword @JBMHH and our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happening on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh. REMINDER - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be in the following Monday’s Bulletin. News Furlough Closures on JBM-HH Due to sequestration furlough closures have begun on JBM-HH. For a full list of the closures visit http://www.army.mil/article/107077/. Updates will be made as additional information becomes available. It is recommended to call ahead to the facility or activity you wish to visit for more details. We're hiring, and we want YOU! There is a job opening for a Child and Youth Program Assistant on JBM-HH. For more details visit the job description at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/345878400. This position closes July 18. NEW – The Pentagram wants to hear from you JBM-HH’s base paper, the Pentagram, wants to know what government employees are doing on their furlough day. Are you sounding off on social media, volunteering, working a second job? We’d like to hear from you and include your experiences in an
  2. 2. upcoming Pentagram article. Please contact us by calling 703-696-5488/5401 or at pentagramjbmhh@yahoo.com. Marine Corps Exchange to resume longer hours Beginning today, the Marine Corps Exchange and The Vineyard Wine & Spirits will remain open until 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. New hours are weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please call 703-979-8420. Twilight Tattoo performances run through August Twilight Tattoo, Wednesdays through Aug. 28, is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." This performance is free and open to the public. Grass seating is available, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888. Performances from July 17 through Aug. 28 are at Whipple Field on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please check http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date. Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45 p.m. Fort Myer Thrift Shop new summer hours The Fort Myer Thrift Shop summer schedule - open Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and closed on Thursdays. The Thrift Shop will not accept any consignments of shoes and clothing during the summer month schedule. Sales are posted at www.fortmyerthriftshop.org. NEW – New Aquatics Training for Marines MCCS Semper Fit is now offering AMP-IT (Aquatics Maximum Power Intense Training) for active duty and reserve Marines only. Sessions are Tuesday and Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool. For more information, please call 703-693-7351. Frappuccino ‘Happy Hour’ The MCX Java Café is participating in a Starbucks promotion of Frappuccino drinks in July. Each weekday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., all Frappuccino drinks are half price. For more information, please call 571-483-1962. HITT Instructor Training Offered Nominations are being accepted for motivated NCOs and above (first come first serve—maximum of 30 individuals) to attend the level one High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) instructor course July 15 through 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Corp. Terry
  3. 3. L. Smith Gymnasium HITT Center. The Marine Corps’ HITT program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness, and resiliency. Program emphasis is on key components with relation to superior speed, power, strength, flexibility, endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury and ensuring that all Marines are physically prepared for real-time combat/tactical situations while in theatre. For additional information, please contact GySgt Daniel M. Jackson at jacksondm@usmc-mccs.org or call 703-979-8420 ext. 389. Job Search Classes Scheduled The MCCS Career Resource Management Center has classes scheduled in July to assist service members and their families with their job searches. On July 16, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m. This class explains how to apply for federal jobs, including how to prepare the appropriate résumé. On July 17, 9:30 – 11 a.m., learn how to generate leads and create a job search plan. On July 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m., “Social Media and Your Job Search” will explain how to use social media, including LinkedIn. Also, Adecco will be on site July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to conduct a military spouse career connections intake. Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training scheduled Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training will be held at the Town Hall building on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH at 10 a.m. July 17. NOTE: This training is given by the 902nd MI Group Fort Belvoir and is mandatory for all US Army employees every calendar year. For more information call 703-696-0756. NEW – Stroke and Turn Clinic Update MCCS Semper Fit Aquatics will offer a Stroke and Turn Clinic. Due to furloughs, the dates have changed to Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 through August 1. Please call 703-693-7351 for more information and to register. NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” event schedule Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m. & Friday, July 19, 8 p.m. West Steps of the U.S. Capital, Washington D.C. Sunsets with a Soundtrack | The U.S. Army Orchestra This U.S. Army Orchestra will feature several works for solo violin and French horn. SSG Hannah Eldridge, violin, will perform two lively virtuoso pieces, one by Fritz Kreisler, and the other by Manuel de Falla. SSG Evan Geiger will perform two movements from Richard Strauss’ famous Concerto for Horn and Orchestra. The program will begin with the first movement of Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, and the wonderful vocal talents of tenor, SFC Colin Eaton, will later round out the evening’s music.
  4. 4. NEW – NFL Punt, Pass and Kick 2013 Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness presents NFL Punt, Pass and Kick 2013 on Friday, July 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. Come be a part of the NFL’s commitment to PLAY 60! This program is free and open to boys and girls 6-15. Grab your sneakers (no cleats) for your chance to PLAY 60 with the NFL! Sign up to participate at Parent Central Services, Bldg. 483, or call 703-696-0313/4942. For rules please visit www.nflppk.com. Please contact Annette Engum, 703 696-3728, annette.engum@us.army.mil for more information. Youth Sports & Fitness presents Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp The SKIES program is offering Swimming Lessons this summer:; Session 4 – July 22 to Aug. 1; and Session 5 – Aug. 5 to 15. Youth Sports and Fitness is also offering one remaining session of British Soccer this summer, August 19 to 23, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 16 yrs, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. They are also offering one session of British Multi-Sports, July 29 to Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-16 yrs. Register at CYSS Parent Central Services, Building 483, 703-696-0313/4942. For more information contact Annette Engum at 703- 696-3728 or annette.engum@us.army.mil. NEW – General Powell Book-Signing at the MCX Gen. Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will sign copies of his latest book, “It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership,” on Thursday, July 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange. The memoir, which begins with his “Thirteen Rules,” expounds on General Powell’s life lessons and stories, on principles that shaped his life and career, and on being a great manager or leader. Books will be available for purchase, and those wishing to have their books signed are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, please call 703-979- 8420. 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler Qualifiers Registration is now open for this year’s 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler Team Qualifiers. This year’s Army Ten Miler will be Sunday, Oct. 20. FMWR will be hosting an ATM qualifier this summer for active duty military on Friday, July 26. The ATM qualifier will be a 10K race on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall beginning at 6:35 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414. On-line registration will close on the Wednesday prior to each date. Race day registration will be accepted on each date from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. inside the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414.
  5. 5. To register online, visit www.jbmhhmwr.com and for more information contact Todd Hopkins at 703-939-1045 or todd.a.hopkins.civ@mail.mil. Summer Outdoor Movie Series Want to catch a free “family friendly” movie under the moon (on the lawn or afloat in the pool)? The 2013 Summer Outdoor Movie series features “Grease” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3 at Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH. Get a look at what’s showing at www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013- Summer-Movie-Schedule.pdf. Golf Tournament On Sept. 27 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will host the Inaugural SLICE of Summer Scramble golf tournament. The tournament will be played on Fort Belvoir's Gunston Golf Course. The tournament format will be four person teams playing a best ball scramble. Awards will be given based on the group or team’s overall score. There will also be special contests for longest drive, closest to pin, longest putt and hole in one. Each person can register with a buddy or as a team of four. Registration is $70 per person which includes green fees, cart, range bucket, $8 gift certificate to pro shop and BBQ meal package. For more questions or to register, call 703-696-3419. Family Readiness Learn to Cope with Stress Marine and Family Programs offers a 12-session evidence-based class on coping with work and family stress by learning to develop and apply effective coping strategies to deal with stressors. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing your self-talk, eating right and exercise and developing a personal stress management plan. The sessions are open to active duty personnel, family members and retirees. Dates for the workshops, in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, are July 16 and 18, July 23 and 25, July 30 and Aug. 1, Aug. 13 and 15, and Aug. 20 and 22; times are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must complete all sessions to receive a certificate of completion. For additional class information or to register, call 703-614-7204. Job search classes scheduled The MCCS Career Resource Management Center has classes scheduled in July to assist service members and their families with their job searches. On July 16, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m. This class explains how to apply for federal jobs, including how to prepare the appropriate résumé. On July 17,
  6. 6. 9:30 – 11 a.m., learn how to generate leads and create a job search plan. On July 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m., “Social Media and Your Job Search” will explain how to use social media, including LinkedIn. Also, Adecco will be on site July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to conduct a military spouse career connections intake session. All sessions are in Bldg. 29, and registration is required by calling 703-614-6828. Stress Management A Stress Management (Introductory level presentation for adults) class is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom. Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan. Pre-registration requested. For more information or to register call 703-696-3512/6511. Welcome to Germany A welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, July 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS, Building 201. Come to ACS for the 411 on Germany! Learn about topics including sponsorship, household shipments, personal vehicle shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs, culture and language. To register please contact Kelly Weidner at Kelly.M.Weidner.ctr@mail.mil or call 703- 696-0153. Anger Management An Anger Management (Introductory level presentation for adults) class is set for Wednesday, July 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom. Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying what occurs in their personal life when they make the choice to react to situations with anger. Pre-registration requested. For more information or to register call 703-696- 3512/6511. Smooth Move class scheduled Smooth Move is an informal joint service brief for service members planning to PCS. Learn about your new duty station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household goods shipment, sponsorship, housing, and more. The next class is set for Thursday, July 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marine Corps Community Service building 12 Northeast Rd. Henderson Hall To register please contact Kelly Weidner at Kelly.M.Weidner.ctr@mail.mil or call 703- 696-0153. NEW – Moving Families Through Change A Moving Families Through Change class is set for July 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the ACS classroom on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. This seminar is designed to provide parents with tools to create an effective Co-parenting relationship through the
  7. 7. separation and divorce process. Pre-registration requested. For more information or to register call 703-696-3512/6511. NEW – Military Spouse Career Connections Intake The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds an intake session for military spouses Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. A local job placement agency will be on site to interview military spouse candidates for employment opportunities. For more information or to register, please call 703-614-6828. Autism Class Slated The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Army Exceptional Family Member Program is sponsoring "Top Ten Things You Need to Know About The IEP Process and Extended School Year" for Military and DOD Civilian Parents with Children with Autism and Other Cognitive Disabilities" class and support group, Thursday, August 8, noon to 3 p.m., Army Community Service, Bldg 201 Custer Road, Fort Myer, Virginia. Guest speaker will be LTC Scott Campbell, parent of an Autistic child and board member of the Autism Society of America's Northern Virginia Chapter. Join us for a wonderful opportunity for Families and professionals to not only learn about IEP navigation and extended school year services, but to also network with other Families. Reservations are required. Child care will not be provided. For reservations, general or disabled access information, contact Marcia O'Connor, EFMP manager at 703-696-8467. Please leave a telephone message with your name and contact number. DStress available 24/7 The U.S. Marine Corps challenges all serve 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 DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.

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