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  1. 1. Joint Base Myer-Henderson HallFort 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 Groundshttp://www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906Check 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 isimproving each day. See the story here. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and findyourself . . . in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go towww.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 onJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh. REMINDER - allbulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be in thefollowing Monday’s Bulletin.NewsNEW – Military Spouse Appreciation – May 6-10 The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host events tohonor military spouses: Monday and Wednesday, May 6 and 8 – from 11 a.m. to1 p.m., military spouses pick up their free swag bag in the festive tent across fromthe Bowling Center on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH. Bags include discounts,books, give-a-ways and other tokens of appreciation and refreshments. Also pickup a ticket from the USO to be eligible for prizes. Winners will be announced inthe May 10 Pentagram. Tuesday, May 7 – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the FortMcNair portion of the joint base, military spouses pick up their free swag bag inthe tent in front of the Fitness Center. For more information, call Crystal Cochranat 703-696-2177/3510 and see www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013-MSAD-flyer.pdf. Thursday, May 9 – To honor military spouses this year, Army and Air ForceExchange Service will offer a complimentary Mothers Day makeover frombeauty representatives Thursday, May 9 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the MainExchange on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. There will be opportunities all
  2. 2. week for give-a-ways and special gifts including a pearl necklace and perfume.See www.shopmyexchange.com for more information. Friday, May 10, 6 – 9 p.m – MCCS Henderson Hall invites all Marine and Navyspouses attached to Marine units to a free gathering at the National Museum ofthe Marine Corps. Registration is required, and free bus transportation isavailable. The event includes hors d’oeuvres and tours of the museum. BonnieAmos will be the guest speaker. To register, visithttp://bitly.com/MarineSpouseHH2013.Army Substance Abuse Training for CivilianThe training listed below will be held on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Building 230 from 1 to 2 p.m. Civilians are required to have twohours of Army Substance Abuse training which would include Drug Free Workplace(Substance Abuse Awareness) training and one hour of Suicide Awareness training.If an employee participated in the Suicide Awareness Stand Down they will havemet the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line itwill also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations orthere are any questions call 703-696-3787.o May 7 Drug Free Workplace Supervisoro May 8 Drug Free Workplace Non-SupervisorNEW – Traffic, parking tie-ups for two hours May 8From about 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, on Forrest Circle behind Building 236Caisson Stables (on the Fort Myer side of the joint base), traffic will be blocked while anew, 400-kilowatt generator is installed. A large crane will be stationed in the road.Orange cones will mark the spot. Those who normally park in this area must movevehicles by noon May 8.For more information, call 703-965-6072.Job Fair slatedThe JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a Job Fair fortransitioning servicemembers, their families, veterans and DoD civilians Thursday,May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JBM-HH Community Center, Building 405. Inaddition there will be a job fair preparatory event Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. tonoon at Building 405 where you will learn ways to prepare your resume and how todress for success. For more information call 703-696-9603.NEW – Enjoy May activities at the Marine ClubCheck out fun activities for May at www.mccshh.com/Club.html, including a
  3. 3. Friday, May 10 game night and the Club’s version of American Idol May 17. WatchNBA playoffs on big screens every Thursday and Friday night. The Marine Club on theHenderson Hall portion of the joint base is open to all ranks, all services, all DoD IDcard holders and their guests.NEW – Parking area work ongoing through end of MayEvery weekend from now through May 27, maintenance will be conducted on theparking structure adjacent to Building 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the jointbase.All vehicles must be removed from the parking structure no later than 4:30 p.m. eachFriday through 10 p.m. each Sunday so workers can safely perform maintenance. Anyvehicles not removed by 5:30 p.m. Fridays are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.For more information, call 703-614-5979.NEW – Civilian employees need annual leave assistJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall employees Marcia Freeman, director of ResourceManagement, Donna Maxey, director of Plans, Analysis and Integration, and twoDefense Commissary Agency employees, Kizzy Jackson, a grocery departmentemployee and William “Duke” Ayers, a produce department worker, both employedat the JBM-HH Commissary on the Fort Myer side of the base are all approvedrecipients of the civilian personnel annual leave donor program. Due to medical issues,they have exhausted both sick and annual leave.Department of the Army civilian employees who would like to donate annual leaveto Freeman, Maxey, Jackson or Ayers must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request toDonate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program(Within Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630a.pdf.If you are a federal government civilian employee outside the Department of theArmy and want to donate annual leave to Freeman, Maxey, Jackson or Ayers, mustcomplete OPM 630B, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under theVoluntary Leave Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" atwww.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf orwww.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/formindx.asp.For Freeman and Maxey, contact Customer Service Representative Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly toher at donna.m.belk-staffford.civ@mail.mil or fax them to 703-696-0879.For Jackson and Ayers, contact Rita Harris, leave donor administrator for DefenseCommissary Agency at 804-734-8000, ext. 48118, for more information. Email or faxcompleted forms to Harris at rita.harris@deca.mil or 804-734-8393.Earth Day 2013 a JBM-HH recycle successOn Earth Day – three days this year -- according to Roy Croom, environmentalprotection specialist with Environmental Management, JBM-HH personnel helped himcollect 15 tons of paper, all of it shredded in support of Earth Day April 23, 24 and 25.
  4. 4. In addition, a little more than a ton of electronics were collected at the E-cycle event,Croom said.“I want to thank everyone on the JBM-HH team. This team effort helped us tomaximize the reduction of recyclables going to landfills. We collected more than 16 tonsof recyclable materials this year,” he said.“More importantly, we have kept the hazardous metals found in these items out ofour landfills.” Metals that are not going to landfills due to JBM-HH efforts includealuminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper,gallium, gold, iron, lead and manganese. All of these plus mercury, palladium,platinum, selenium, silver and zinc found in personal computers and monitors will beresponsibly and safely disposed of.“It’s all about team work,” Croom said. “We did a great job this year.”For more information about Earth stewardship, call Croom at 703-696-3791.JBM-HH Interactive Customer Evaluation System (ICE) a way to getyour voice heardICE is a feedback mechanism that allows customers to submit suggestions forimprovement, cite exceptional service and identify concerns with service performance.Your comment card ratings are used to improve the products and services available toyou. To visit the JBM-HH ICE page visit the following link and get your voice heard:http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=356&dep=DoD.NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” eventscheduleTwilight TattooThe U.S. Army Blues | Downrange | Army Voices | The 3d U.S. Infantry RegimentFort Myer, VASummerall FieldWednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m.The U.S. Army Concert Band | Community Concert | Dominion High SchoolSterling, Va.Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.The U.S. Army Concert Band | Rush-Hour Concert SeriesNational World War II MemorialWashington, D.C.Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m.For more information, see www.usarmyband.com.Twilight Tattoo 2013 ScheduleTwilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S.Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own."
  5. 5. Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. ArmyBlues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and DrumCorps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.This performance is free and open to the public. Due to budget constraintsunfortunately we will not have bleachers for Twilight Tattoo this year. Grass seating isavailable, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more informationon group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888.Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45p.m. Performances from May 8 through May 15 and May 29 through June 26 will belocated at Summerall Field on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Performancesfrom July 10 through Aug. 28 will be located at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please checkhttp://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date.NEW – Memorial Day picnic at the poolsEnjoy Memorial Day at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to8 p.m. There will be a DJ, dancing, a moon bounce, face painting and general fun foreveryone.The event is open to those who hold pool or combination passes; barbeque is for allmembers and their guests from noon to 5 p.m. No reservations are required. Member’sguests are welcome to join the pool party for $10, payable at the door. Note that theSpendthrift Café will be closed for this event. See details at www.jbmhhMWR.com andcall 703-696-5147NEW – ACAP Classes availableSoldiers leaving the military have a number of ways to ease their transition andmake finding the right job easier. The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program hasseveral upcoming classes available. For more information visitwww.jbmhh.army.mil/inc/ACAP%20Schedule%20April-June%202013.pdf.TAPS Good Grief Camp seeks active duty servicemembers, recentveterans in Washington, D.C. areaThe Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a nonprofit organizationthat provides immediate and long-term support and care to the families of our nationsfallen heroes. Over Memorial Day Weekend we will be holding our 19th Annual TAPSSurvivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in the DC area hosting children and teens fromacross the country. What makes our camp unique are the active duty men and womenand recent veterans who volunteer to provide one-on-one mentoring to the children ofour deceased service members. We are expecting approximately 500 children to visitthe DC area to learn coping skills and support systems. You can help by volunteeringyour time over Memorial Day Weekend to this very special cause.
  6. 6. Mentors’ Role: Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved onewhile serving in the military. The children range from 4 to 19 years old and each agegroup will be led by an experienced and trained grief facilitator. As a TAPS militarymentor, you will serve as a “big brother/sister” to these children, to remind them thatthey are not forgotten and still very much a part of the military family.Mentors’ Schedule:Mandatory Training May 22, 6 to 9 p.m. or May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.May 25, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.May 27(optional) Arlington Cemetery Ceremony indress uniformUniform: Casual (shorts, jeans, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.). Each Mentor will receivetwo (2) TAPS t-shirts to be worn for all activities Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Cost: None. During the camp, you will eat all meals with your Mentee. There isparking available at specific locations that will be at no cost.Where: The training sessions and majority of activities will occur at the Marriott CrystalGateway in Crystal City, VA. For all other activities outside the hotel, bustransportation will be provided.For more information about the TAPS Good Grief Camp or to register as a Mentor,please go to www.taps.org and click on the “Memorial Weekend Register Today” linkand then register as a “Good Grief Camp Mentor.” Should you have any questions orneed a letter requesting time off, please email mentors@taps.org or call 1-800-959-TAPS(8277). Deadline is May 7.This notice is of common interest to the military community and does not imply Department of Defenseendorsement of a commercial entity.Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington AreaEveryone remembers where they were and what they were doing on September 11,2001. On Thursday, May 16 Jane Davis, author of "First Aid For Heroes" will tell herstory of the days leading up to 9/11, her volunteering at Ground Zero in New York Cityfor six and a half weeks, and the ensuing ten years, punctuated by defining lifemoments. Please join the Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area(AOWCGWA) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Koran Room of the Fort Myer OfficersClub in welcoming AOWCGWA member and author Jane Davis.May’s menu includes salad, Shrimp Alfredo, mixed vegetables and Crème Brule withfresh fruit for dessert. The price is set at $20.00. Reservations must be received no laterthan Tuesday, May 7 and can be made online through Pay Pal atwww.AOWCGWA.org or by mailing the reservation form (found online or fromReservation Chair) and $20 check made out to "AOWCGWA" to AOWCGWAReservations, 205 B Lee Avenue, Fort Myer, Va. 22211. For more information call 703-717-9191.
  7. 7. Boots to Business WorkshopThe Career Resource Management Center announces a new Small BusinessAdministration “Boots to Business” workshop May 13 and 14 in Building 29, room 201on the Henderson Hall side of JBM-HH. Geared toward transitioning military servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans, the workshop is designed to determine ifstarting a business is right for you. After the two-day workshop, each participant willhave a Feasibility Analysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future businessplanning. The workshop is free, and reservations must be made by calling 703-614-6828.WMZQ to host live radio show on Joint Base-Myer Henderson HallMay 16As part of their Military Appreciation Week 98.7 WMZQ-FM will broadcast theirmorning radio show live from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Join Morning DJ Boxeras he broadcasts from outside the JBM-HH Community Center and Dining FacilityThursday, May 16 from 5 – 9 a.m. Units from every service are asked to come out andenjoy the show. Rain or shine the show still goes on. The rain location will be inside thecommunity center.Call 703-696-2976 for more information.JBM-HH celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Asian Pacific American HeritageMonth on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center,building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. A cultural performance and foodsampling will be made available. Please contact MSG Juan Torres at 703-696-2964juan.l.torres@us.army.mil or SFC Michael Swinton at 703-696-8729michael.swinton@us.army.mil for any additional information or questions.Iwo Jima 7k RaceRegistration is open for the May 22 Iwo Jima 7k Race. Held on the joint base, therace begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall portionof JBM-HH and proceeds to the Marine Corps War Memorial, popularly known as theIwo Jima Memorial, before returning to Smith Gym. Tee-shirts will be given to the first150 registered participants, and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and femalerunners. Registration closes May 20. For more information and the link to registeronline, please visit www.mccsHH.com/OohRahRunSeries.html or call 703-614-5959.Spring, Summer bring annual community yard sale!The annual JBM-HH Community Yard Sale is set for Saturday, June 1, rain or shine,from 8 a.m. to noon along Jackson and Sheridan Avenues. This is open to everyone.JBM-HH residents are encouraged to participate. Set-up and staging is permitted on thesidewalks along the Jackson and Sheridan. Items may also be donated to the ThriftShop, which will be open that day.
  8. 8. Gettysburg TripThe Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory thatended General Robert E. Lees second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Learnmore about this war, the people, the places, and the meaning of the war to Americanstoday by visiting Gettysburg National Military Park with ITT Saturday, June 29. Thepackage includes roundtrip transportation, admission to the museum, lunch buffet, andtwo-hour guided battlefield tour. The fee is $78 per person. To reserve, please call ITT at571-483-1963 and see www.mccshh.com/ITT.html.Get your news published in the JBM-HH Email BulletinGet your office’s important information in the weekly JBM-HH bulletin. To get itpublished email usarmy.jbmhh.asa.pao-all@mail.mil by Thursday at 4 p.m. For moreinformation call 703-696-2976.Email Bulletin now accessible on the JBM-HH websiteThis Email Bulletin is now accessible on the JBM-HH website. For information onNews visit www.army.mil/article/94476/Installation_News/. For information onFamily Readiness visit www.army.mil/article/94477/Family_Readiness/. Forinformation on Traffic, Roads and Grounds visitwww.army.mil/article/94481/Traffic__Roads_and_Grounds/. These websites will beyour go-to locations to find out what’s happening on JBM-HH and will be updateddaily or as needed. In the near future we will be using email blasts/bulletins only foremergency or critical information.Family ReadinessWelcome to GermanyA Welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, May 16 from 10 to 11 am at ArmyCommunity Service, Bldg 201, on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. This briefingprovides an overview of German customs, culture, and language for Germandestinations. Register by calling 703-696-0153/0156.Hearts Apart to meetHearts Apart is a support group for spouses, fiancés, parents, or significant others ofdeployed or geographically separated civilians and military members. This group isdesigned to be a fun networking opportunity for those experiencing separation from aloved one. The next meeting will be at the American Legion, Post 139, Arlington, VA2220 on Wednesday, May 18.For more information call 703-696-0153/0156 or email rene.s.fizer.civ@mail.mil.
  9. 9. NEW – Survivor Outreach Services to offer retirement planningJBM-HH Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) will have a financial education seminaron "Retirement Planning and Savings Plan" Tuesday, May 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. in theArmy Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the jointbase.Surviving Family members will need to RSVP to Jin Lim at 703-696-8847 orjin_sook.lim.civ@mail.mil by May 14.DStress available 24/7The 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 counseling24/7.Online chat is at DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.Autism Class SlatedThe Joint Base Myer-Henderson Halls Army Exceptional Family Member Program issponsoring "Tricare / Other Benefits and Safety Issues for Military and DOD CivilianParents with Children with Autism and Other Cognitive Disabilities" class and supportgroup on Thursday, May 30 from noon to 3 pm at the JBM-HH Army CommunityService, Bldg 201 Custer Road, Fort Myer, Virginia. Guest speaker will be LTC ScottCampbell, Parent of an Autistic child and board member of the Autism Society ofAmericas Northern Virginia Chapter. Join us for a wonderful opportunity for Familiesto not only learn about medical benefits and safety issues for their Autistic children, butto also network with other Families. Reservations are required. Child care will not beprovided.For reservations, general or disabled access information, contact Marcia OConnor,EFMP manager at 703-696-8467 or TTY at 703-696-4675. Please leave a telephonemessage with your name and contact number.Traffic, Roads andGroundsNEW – Traffic, parking tie-ups for two hours May 8From about 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, on Forrest Circle behind Building 236Caisson Stables (on the Fort Myer side of the joint base), traffic will be blocked while anew, 400-kilowatt generator is installed. A large crane will be stationed in the road.Orange cones will mark the spot. Those who normally park in this area must movevehicles by noon May 8.For more information, call 703-965-6072.
  10. 10. NEW – Parking area work ongoing through end of MayEvery weekend from now through May 27, maintenance will be conducted on theparking structure adjacent to Building 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the jointbase.All vehicles must be removed from the parking structure no later than 4:30 p.m. eachFriday through 10 p.m. each Sunday so workers can safely perform maintenance. Anyvehicles not removed by 5:30 p.m. Fridays are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.For more information, call 703-614-5979.