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JBM-HH Bulletin May 5, 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 – May 5 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 – BOSS run scheduled for May 9 Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers is hosting a 5K fun run and one mile walk May 9 at the Fort Myer Fitness Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Register at the race from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Daniel Hood at 703-696-3471. New – Civilian ASAP classes available in May The Employee Assistance Program will offer ASAP training, to include Drug Free Workplace training and Workplace violence training. Training for supervisors is scheduled for May 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Training for non-supervisors is scheduled for May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Suicide prevention training will be held May 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. This training is required for all civilian employees annually. For more information, call 703-696-3787. New – Army Ten-Miler priority registration opens May 6 at 10 a.m. The Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race on Sunday, October 12, in the nation’s capital. The Army’s annual 10-mile race is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the world. Priority registration will open Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. EST for U.S. Military service members and runners who have participated seven or more times, and general registration will open Sunday, May 20. Runners may register online at
  2. 2. www.armytenmiler.com. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the race entry fee is $65. All proceeds benefit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for the military. For more information about the Army Ten-Miler visit www.armytenmiler.com, or call 202-685-4645. Media interested in covering the Army Ten-Miler may contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Public Affairs Office by emailing: usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.atm-media@mail.mil. New – Zembiec Pool to temporarily close for summer transition The Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool will be closed May 10 through May 25 for seasonal transition. The pool will reopen May 26 with summer hours: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday closed. Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 pm. For more information, call 703-693-7351. New – Java Café deals May 12-16 The MCX Java Café Grand Refresh celebration continues May 12-16 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., buy any Grab-n-Go sandwich and receive a coupon for 50 percent off your next Java Café purchase. The café offers breakfast, lunch, sweet treats and specialty drinks 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 571-483-1962. New – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration will be held May 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marine Club, Bldg. 21 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The event is free and will include a food sampling. For more information, call 703-696-8729/2964/2125. New – Fitness and Health fun run May 16 A fitness and healthy 4.5K run and 2.5K walk will be held May 16 at 6:30 a.m. on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base beginning and ending at Bldg. 18 near the intersection of 4th Avenue and B Street. Motorists should be aware there may be traffic delays in support of the runners and walkers during this time. For more information, call 703-696-0594. New – Marine Barracks Washington hosts Evening Parades The Evening Parades are conducted on Fridays only beginning May 2 through Aug. 29. There will not be a Friday Evening Parade July 4. The one hour and fifteen minute performance of music and precision marching, the Evening Parade features "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, "The Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Ceremonial Marchers, and LCpl. Chesty XIII, the official mascot of Marine Barracks Washington. For ticket information, log onto: http://www.mbw.usmc.mil/RequestReservation.aspx.
  3. 3. New – Soldier for Life website available The Army's web portal Army Knowledge Online -- better known as AKO -- has been available to retirees and family members for many years now. However, the Army is transitioning to a more secure enterprise network for business users -- Soldiers, Army civilians and contractors. Retirees will continue to be able to access important information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement, employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. Please visit www.army.mil/article/125210/ for more details pertaining to the transition. Military Clothing & Sales Store to make the move The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Clothing and Sales Store has moved to their new location in the Fort Myer Exchange, Building 450. The hours for the clothing sales section of the store are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Call them at 703-696-7196. The Alterations section is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Call them at 703-741-0777. Home Run Derby registration now open Registration is now open 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: www.mccshh.com/SmithGym.html . 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. 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 www.mccsHH.com/oohrahrunseries.com. For more information, call 703-614-5959. 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. Lunch and Learn sessions available now
  4. 4. 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 patricia.m.jacobs@us.army.mil. 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. 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. 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 800-959-TAPS (8277). 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 www.jbmhhmwr.com/sites/default/files/banner- links/2014%20Slice%20of%20Summer%20flyer.pdf. AAFES’ Food Truck now available
  5. 5. 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- menu14apr14. 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 Buffet. 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 visit www.mccsHH.com/Prevention.html. ‘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. 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 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
  6. 6. 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 New – Cracking the code to the federal hiring process Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process is held May 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 29, Rm. 103 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Learn about the federal hiring process and understand how to create a federal application package that will set you apart from the competition. To register, call 703-614-6828. 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 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 . Play Morning (Indoor)
  7. 7. 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 . 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  8. 8. 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 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.
  9. 9. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members and military retirees. To register, call 703-614-7204. Traffic, Roads, Grounds Sewer repair on Fort Myer portion of joint base Pershing Drive at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base is temporarily closed due to an emergency sewer repair project. This project is scheduled to be complete Tuesday, May 6. For more information, call 703-696-3290.