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 – July 7
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – Army Substance Abuse Program training in July
The Employee Assistance Program will host ASAP training for non-supervisors,
including drug free workplace and prevention of violence in the workplace training
July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Suicide prevention for civilians training is scheduled for July 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. If
anyone needs special accommodations, call 703-696-3787.
New – Zumba® Returns to Smith Gym
Zumba® classes have resumed at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the
Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Classes are held over lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Monday and Friday. Classes are held evenings, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday. DoD identification card holders are welcome, and the
classes are free of charge. For more information, please call 703-614-7214.
New – JBM-HH Library hosts summer reading program
Registration has begun for the JBM-HH Library’s summer reading program
running through Aug. 3.
Readers of all ages can participate in the program and this year’s theme is “Paws
to Read.” For more information or to sign up for this year’s program, call 703-696-3555.
New – Civilian Wellness Program
Installation Management Command offers a Civilian Wellness Program for
eligible JBM-HH employees to take part in. Participants who formally enroll in the
program and have their supervisor’s permission are able to take part in this six month
wellness program. For more information or for a copy of the enrollment form, contact
your supervisor or call the Human Resources office at 703-696-5779.
New – Community Flea Market to be held July 26
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a community Flea Market
July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Activities Center, Bldg. 405 on the Fort
Myer portion of the joint base. Tables should be reserved by July 15 for $10 per space.
For more information or to reserve a table, call 703-696-3470.
New – Overture Concert to be held Aug. 23
Come enjoy this end of summer concert spectacular on historic Summerall Field
on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Complete with live cannon fire by The 3d
U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery, this favorite among
Washingtonians of all ages is a must-see musical extravaganza. The audience will enjoy
a program featuring classical, popular, and patriotic selections, with vocal highlights
and dramatic fanfare. Don’t miss it! Rain or shine! For more information, visit
New – Email bulletin sign up
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new employee or servicemember in your office? Sign up for the weekly email bulletin at
Executive Management and Housing Directorate
The JBM-HH Executive Management and Housing Directorate will be closed
from noon to 1 p.m. daily. If you have any questions, call 703-696-1152.
Upcoming National Park Service historical commemorations
The National Park Service is hosting various Civil War Defenses of Washington
commemorations through July. The Battle of Fort Stevens Reenactment at Fort Ward
will take place July 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site,
4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. The free event will include living history
lessons, narrated skirmishes and music. For more information, call 703-746-4848 or visit
The National Park Service will also host a Civil War living history demonstration
and 150th Anniversary commemorative activities at Historic Fort Stevens, 13th and
Georgia Ave., NW, DC, 20011 July 10 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The free event will include
19th century crafts, music and children’s activities, historic talks and walks as well as
soldiers’ encampments. For more information, call 202-426-7723 or visit
New Pentagram publication day
The Pentagram newspaper now publishes on Thursdays. Accordingly, all
deadlines for content submission have also changed. Further, requests for Pentagram
coverage must be made no later than noon, Mondays, for publication in the following
week's edition. Content such as articles, commentaries and photographs submitted for
consideration of Pentagram publication must be submitted at least two weeks in
advance. News notes submissions must be submitted no later than noon, Wednesday
for consideration of publication in the following week's edition. More details on
submitting news notes can be found on page 5 of the Pentagram.
Job Fair slated Aug. 13
A job fair, open to all transitioning military, veterans and military family
members, will be held Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City
Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Va. 22204.
Pre-register at www.civilianjobs.com and get more information at 678-819-4153.
ACAP Schedule updated for July
The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has been updated its seminars
and workshops schedule for the month of July. To find out more information about the
transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career resources
workshops available, log onto
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.
Education and Career Services
For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614-
9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html.
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 – Evening Classes on Communication
The Military Family Life Counselor Program at MCCS Henderson Hall holds
summer evening classes open to military ID card holders. All classes are held in Bldg.
12 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base in the Marine and Family Programs’
conference room Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m.
On July 16, “Creating a Healthy Marriage” will examine the rules of health
conflict and how to grow together.
On July 23, “Power Struggles” will help identify ways to reduce conflict in the
family and ways to gain cooperation.
On July 30, “Healthy Relationships: Single Living” will explore what singles are
looking for in a healthy relationship. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204.
New – Married and Loving It!®
This workshop, held July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 21 on the Henderson Hall
portion of the joint base, is designed for newly engaged, recently married, or long-term
established couples. The objectives are to help couples identify communication skills
including love languages, give couples guidelines for establishing a sound financial
situation, address anger issues and conflict resolution in a marriage relationship,
discuss the role of in-laws, extended family and other factors that influence the
The workshop is free and open to DOD identification card holders. Please call
703-614-7204 for more information and to register.
New – What to Do When Life Happens
These workshops offer information on a variety of life skills topics Wednesdays
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through July at the chapel in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall
portion of the joint base.
On July 16, the topic is “Matri-Money,” exploring emotional connections to
money and identifying issues and spending triggers.
On July 23, the topic is “Mindfulness and Yoga.”
On July 30, the topic is “Principles of a Healthy Relationships.” Registration is
required and open to DOD identification card holders. Call 703-614-7204 or 703-614-
9280 for more information or to register. Free lunch is provided by the JBM-HH
Red Cross Babysitting Course available
A Red Cross Babysitting Course will be held on Quantico at the CDC South Aug.
11-12. This two-day course is open to ages 11-16 and is $29. For more information, or to
register, call 703-784-3652.
ACS Play Morning (Outdoor)
This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical
activity and socialization for parents. Play morning is scheduled for July 9, 16, 23 and
30 from 10 to 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.
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 held July 9 from
9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to
register call 703-696-3512.
Baby Sign Language
Teach your pre-verbal children to communicate by using sign language. This
class is for parents of infants 6-18 months old. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Class will be held July 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Pre-
registration requested. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your
new 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 held July 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS
Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-
Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children
This course teaches adults simple and pro-active steps to help protect children
from sexual abuse. Open to parents, caregivers, and professionals. Class will be held
July 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir ACS, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Bldg. 200.
Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
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.
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
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 – Temporary road closure near Andrew Rader Clinic July 11
The traffic loop in front of the Andrew Rader Clinic will be temporarily closed to
vehicle traffic July 11 until approximately noon in support of a change of command