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JBM-HH Bulletin June 10, 2014

  1. 1. 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 To view this bulletin online, go to the JBM-HH SlideShare page at JBM-HH Bulletin – June 9 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email Usarmy.jbmhh.asa.list.pao-all@mail.mil News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News New – Giant voice testing June 9-13 Testing of the outdoor emergency notification system, or “giant voice,” is scheduled for June 9-13 across the Fort Myer and Fort McNair portions of the joint base. All testing messages will begin with “Test, test, test,” and the message will begin. Due to the testing, Reveille and Retreat may not sound. New – Volunteers needed for Field Day at Barcroft Elementary June 13 Volunteers are still needed to help with the second shift of Field Day at Barcroft Elementary School. The van will depart Henderson Hall at 11:15 a.m. and will depart the school at 3:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided to the volunteers. For information, or to sign up, call Jamie Albers at 703-693-8378. New – Commissary farmers market and healthy lifestyle festival The Commissary on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will host a farmers market and healthy lifestyle festival June 13-15. The market will involve special sales and promotions as well as lifestyle promotions from AAFES and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation There will be a music, prizes and informational tables available for patrons. For more information, call 703-696-3674. New – Arlington at 150 event schedule for June 13
  2. 2. Arlington National Cemetery will be celebrating “Arlington at 150,” June 13 at 8:30 p.m. The program will take place at the Memorial Amphitheater and is free & open to the public. The musical and historic tribute to Arlington’s past, present and future will feature historical vignettes and musical performances. The hour-long program will include a wreath laying ceremony, and performances by “The President’s Own,” U.S. Marine Band and a Joint Chorus made up with singers from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. Historical vignettes will showcase how military conflicts have shaped our nation and the cemetery. Pre-Show starts at 8 p.m. and the event starts at 8:30 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure access and should plan to be seated no later than 8:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to ride Metro. The Arlington Cemetery Metro Station will stay open until 11 p.m. A free shuttle service will provide transportation from the Welcome Center to the Memorial Amphitheater. The last shuttle will leave the Welcome Center at 8:15 p.m., or when the Memorial Amphitheater is full. New – Father’s Day Brunch Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will host a Father’s Day brunch June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes a wide assortment of breakfast and lunch selections. Cost is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 5 eat for free. To make reservations, call 703-527- 1300. New – Poolside Father’s Day barbecue The Fort Myer Officers Club pools will host a poolside Father’s Day barbecue June 15 from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $13.75 per person or $50 for five people and includes a choice of two entrees, two sides, dessert and bottomless drinks. Tickets can be purchased at the Fort Myer Five Star catering office. Call 703-696-5147 for more information. New – U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Belvoir June 16-17 Save the date for the U.S. Army Soldier Show, coming to Fort Belvoir’s Wallace Theater June 16 and 17. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are issued for this event so seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. JBM-HH Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will provide a 55 passenger bus to the June 17 show on Fort Belvoir. The bus will depart the Bowling Center, Bldg. 411 at 5:30 p.m. seating on the bus is first-come, first-served for active duty personnel. You must present a valid ID to ride the bus. This year’s show pays tribute to the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of the poem that became our national anthem, and ties in the overarching message of strength and resiliency. For more information, contact 703-805-9239.
  3. 3. New – Henderson Hall Marine Corps Ball Committee to host lunch The Marine Corps Ball Committee is hosting a fish fry lunch June 19 at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 29. All donations go toward this year’s Marine Corps Ball fund. New – Army Birthday 5K Run/1 mile walk on JBM-HH June 20 The U.S. Army Birthday 5K Run/ 1 mile walk is scheduled for June 20 at 7 a.m. beginning at the Summerall Field parking lot. Runners must be staged with their respective units by 6:30 a.m. The uniform is the summer Army Improved Physical Fitness Uniform, no reflective belts. The recommended dress for civilians is light colored shirt (white or light gray) with dark colored shorts (black or dark gray). Absolutely no headphones or other audio players will be allowed on the course. All participants must have their DOD ID to participate. This run is a formation run and runners will form up with their respective units. The formation pace will be approximately 10 minutes per mile and the route will take run participants through Arlington National Cemetery and the joint base. In the event of bad weather, a weather call will be made the morning of the event and will be announced on the JBM-HH Facebook page, www.facebook.com/jbm-hh. For more information, call 703-695-5825. New – Army Birthday cake cutting and meal open to all The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” will host an Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony celebrating the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army June 20 at 11 a.m. in the Consolidated Dining Facility. After the ceremonial cake-cutting, there will be a holiday surf and turf meal served open to all. The cost of the meal is $7.70; however there is a discounted rate for dependents of E-4 and below only of $6.55. This event is CASH ONLY. No credit/ debit cards or checks will be accepted. For more information, call 703-696-2087 or 703-696-3642. New – Dive-In Movie Nights are back JBM-HH Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation “Dive-In Movie” nights are back again this year at the Fort Myer Officers Club pools. Join us for our first showing of the season June 21. We will be showing “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatball – 2,” rated PG. Gates open at 8:15 p.m. and showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is free, but audience members must provide their own floatation – lounge rafts or inner tubes only. In the event of severe weather and/or high winds, showing will be cancelled. For further information, call -703-939-1045. New – 4.5K Run and 2.5K Walk scheduled for June 27
  4. 4. The Air Operation Group is hosting a 4.5K Run and 2.5K Walk June 27 at 6:35 a.m. on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base. The run/walk begins and ends at Bldg. 18. In support of the run/walk, B Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue will be closed between 4:30 and 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 703-696-3290. New – JBM-HH Army Ten-Miler Team qualifier series The second JBM-HH Army Ten-Miler 10K Qualifiers will be Friday, July 18 at 6:35 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Bldg. 414. Registration and participation is FREE. Registration is available online at www.jbmhhmwr.com or the morning of the qualifier from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. at the fitness center. FMWR has 40 slots for this year’s Army Ten-Miler October 12. To be eligible for a space on this year’s JBM-HH ATM Team, runners must be Active Duty. If selected as member of the JBM-HH Team, FMWR pays your entry into the 2014 Army Ten Miler. The last JBM-HH ATM 10K Qualifier will be Friday, August 1, after which the team will be formed. For further information, please call 703-939-1045 or 703-696-0594. New – 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. Firecracker 5K Twinkie Challenge registration now open Registration is now open for the next run in the JBM-HH Commanders Race series – the Firecracker 5K Twinkie Challenge. The race is scheduled for July 3 at the Fort Myer Officers Club at 6:35 a.m. This race will be a 5K, but will also incorporate an eating challenge of six Twinkies at the half-way mark. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers (runners will eat six Twinkies at the 2.5K mark). There will also be prizes for the craziest individual costume, craziest couples costume and craziest group (three or more) costume. Register on www.jbmhhmwr.com. For more information, call 703-696-0594. Drug Free Workplace training ASAP training which includes Drug Free Workplace for non-Supervisors and Prevention of Workplace Violence will be offered June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Suicide Prevention will be offered June 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. All trainings are in Bldg. 230. Volunteers needed for Dinner in the Barracks Program
  5. 5. The Dinner in the Barracks program is looking for volunteers to make a home- cooked meal to our Marines in the barracks. If you interested in providing some tasty food June 12, sign up at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=YYHH6188&v=1dd026a237. For more information, call 703-697-7342. 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 Marine and Family Programs Bldg. 12’s conference room Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. June dates and topics are: June 11, Communicating Feelings, which will focus on road blocks to communication and communicating long distance; June 18, Assertiveness Communication, which will examine how voice can block or enhance communication; and June 25, Effective Communication, which will examine verbal and nonverbal communication. For upcoming topics, check www.mccsHH.com/ccp.html. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204. Welcome Aboard, Marines! Marines and their family members are encouraged to attend a Welcome Aboard orientation Tuesday, June 10, starting at 8 a.m. in Bldg. 21 on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Find out imperative information and resources available to you and your family. Civilian attire is permitted. A coupon toward lunch in the Java Café given to all sponsors, and a bus tour of Washington D.C. is offered at 12:30 p.m. Please register so we can prepare a welcome bag for each sponsor. For more information, please call 703-614-7202. DTAP Offered Learn about the Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program at DTAP, offered by MCCS Henderson Hall 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 29, Rm. 103. This workshop provides information on service-connected disabilities. Call the Career Resource Management Center at 703-614-6828 for more information and to register. ACAP Schedule updated for June The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has updated its seminars and workshops schedule for the month of June. To find out more information about the transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career resources workshops available, log onto www.jbmhh.army.mil/WEB/JBMHH/Services/ArmyCareerAlumni.html. Home-buying seminar offered June 18
  6. 6. A free home-buying seminar is being offered June 18 from noon to 1:30 in the Community Activities Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. This class will offer subject matter experts who will discuss Veterans Affairs benefits, mortgages and settlement for buying and selling a home. Come and enjoy a free lunch and learn more about the home-buying process. For more information, call 703-696-0153. 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. 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 www.usarmyband.com/. 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. More folks care than you might think. See some leaders’ public service announcements at www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/spmonth/leader_message_psa.asp. Family Readiness
  7. 7. 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 June 11, 18, and 25 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. Baby Bundles This class will provide an overview of developmental milestones for children ages 0-3. Learn how to assess your child for developmental milestones and discuss activities that you can do to help improve your child’s social, gross motor and cognitive development. Class is June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512. Staying home alone Is your child(ren) ready to stay home alone? Parents will receive information on the recommended guidelines for child supervision, how to develop a safety plan, and how to begin the discussion about personal safety with their children. Class is June 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512. Happiest baby on the block As seen on CNN and Good Morning America! Dr. Harvey Karp will speak about how to calm a crying baby, increase sleep at night, and improve toddler behavior. Free DVD and book to attendees. Class is June 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the JBM-HH Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall, 101 McNair Road, Bldg. 480, Fort Myer, VA 22211. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512. 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 June 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512. 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 June 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512. MCCS Offers New Community Counseling Program
  8. 8. 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 www.facebook.com/ArmyCareerandAlumniProgram. 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 retirees. To register, call 703-614-7204.
  9. 9. Traffic, Roads, Grounds New – Summerall Field parking lot closed June 19 at 9 p.m. The Summerall Field parking lot will be closed June 19 at 9 p.m. until after the Army Birthday Run June 20 is complete. All vehicles still in the parking lot after 9 p.m. on the 19th will be towed at the owner’s expense. For more information, call 703-696- 3023. Temporary road closure on Fort Myer portion of joint base McNair Road from the intersection of Lee Avenue to Marshall Drive on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base is closed, to include pedestrian and bicyclists, until further notice due to road damage. For more information, call 703-696-3290 or log onto www.facebook.com/jbmhh. Parking lot on Fort McNair closed June 12 The D Street parking lot on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base will be closed June 12 in support of a graduation ceremony taking place that day. The parking lot will reopen after the ceremony is complete.