Aug. 11 Bulletin


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Aug. 11 Bulletin

  1. 1. Trouble reading this e-mail? Right click on the panel above the address box and check "Display as HTML." 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 – Aug. 11 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News New – Final Sunset Parade is Aug. 12 The Marine Corps’ final Sunset Parade for the 2014 season is Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. The one hour performance features “The Commandant’s Own” Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. The parade is open to the public free of charge; however, there is no parking available at the memorial Aug. 12. Instead, paid parking is available at the Arlington National Cemetery visitor’s center. A free shuttle service from the visitor’s center to the memorial is provided. For additional details, visit New – Fort Myer Thrift Shop summer hours ending soon The Fort Myer Thrift Shop will be open Aug. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then will be closed until Sept. 2 when it is open its regular schedule. The regular fall schedule is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month. The next Saturday opening will be Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 703-527-0664. New – Redskins tickets for sale
  2. 2. The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center Ticket Office has Washington Redskins tickets for sale. Tickets are sold in pairs only and cost is $260 per pair. Seats are located in section 129, lower level end zone. Tickets will only be sold in person. Tickets are available to all DoD ID card holders. Preseason tickets to the Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins game Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. are also available. The seats are located in section 129 lower level end zone and will be sold only in pairs. Cost per pair is $260. For more information, call 703-696-3470. New – Quantico Car Show Sept. 6 Marine Corps Base Quantico is hosting a Car Show Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Daly Hall parking lot. The lot opens at 9 a.m. and fees for competing cars range from $10 per car for active duty military, $15 per car for retirees and $20 per car for civilians. Spectator admission is free. Trophies will be awarded for various categories. For more information, call 703-432-0170 or visit Virginia DMV to Go to visit JBM-HH Aug. 13 JBM-HH ACAP is sponsoring theVirginia DMV to Go mobile unit Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Bowling Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The service is open to all ID/CAC holders (to include active duty, family members, retirees, veterans with DD214, and DOD civilians). No appointments are needed. For more information, call 703-696-9603. Suicide prevention training held Aug. 13 Suicide prevention training will be held Aug. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 230 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information, call 703-696-3787. 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 and get more information at 678-819-4153. MCX Early Closing The MCX and the Vineyard will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 18, for a private event. Adjutant General’s Corps group to meet The Potomac Chapter of the Adjutant General's Corp Regimental Association will meet Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Sine Irish Pub on Pentagon Row (1301 South Joyce Street, Arlington) for fellowship. The Chapter will provide light refreshments, and other items can be ordered from the menu at the pub. Attendees may come in duty uniform
  3. 3. or civilian casual wear. For more information, see Women’s Equality Day 5K run/1 Mile walk JBM-HH’s Equal Opportunity Office will host a Women’s Equality Day 5K Run/1 Mile walk Aug. 22 at 6:30 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center. The run is free and open to all military personnel, civilian employees, family members and retirees. To register, log onto, or register the day of the run between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m. For more information, call 703-696-2964 or 703-696-8729. 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 Feds Feed Families Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall personnel support the Agriculture Department’s annual Feds Feed Families food drive. The campaign, which runs through August, is a voluntary effort undertaken by federal employees, who bring nonperishable food items to their offices for distribution to local food banks. Bring your donations to several places on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base: The Fitness Center, the Exchange, Bldg. 203, Bldg. 205 and Bldg. 59. On the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, bring non-perishable food items to Bldg. 39, the Shoppette, the State Department Federal Credit Union, Marshall Hall (Bldg. 62) and Lincoln Hall (Bldg. 64). If you wish to add a collection point in your building, send an email to or or call 703-696-8333. Among the items on the “most-needed” list are low-sodium or no salt canned vegetables, canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, beans), canned fruits and soups, condiments, multigrain cereals, individually packaged snacks and crackers, peanut butter, brown and white rice and pasta. Families also need 100 percent fruit juices, paper products, cleaning supplies and hygiene items – all the things any family needs. For a complete list, visit In 2013, DoD collected more than 1.9 million pounds of food. For more information visit
  4. 4. National Immunization and Influenza Awareness Month The following is a message from the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho: August is National Immunization and Influenza Awareness Month. Vaccination for influenza is the most important step you can take in the next few months to ensure you are healthy this coming flu season. They are also vital in improving the health of our Soldiers, Families and Retirees. Army Medicine continues to play an important role in developing vaccines. Our primary focus in developing vaccines has been to help keep our Soldiers safe from disease when they deploy, thus ensuring a Ready and Healthy Force. Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock and I thank all of you who have contributed to this work to keep us healthy and for the contributions you will make tomorrow. Finally, catching the flu can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Remind your Family and friends how important vaccinations are to their health. Take this important step in making sure your Family and friends are Ready and Resilient this coming flu season. H&S Battalion opens new forward office in Pentagon The Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall has opened a new forward office in the Pentagon. The office is located in Rm. 4A524. Office numbers are: Consolidated Admin- 703-693-5208 Supply Admin- 703-693-5192 S-3 Training- 703-693-5186 Family Readiness Officer- 703-693-5196 Relocation Assistance- 703-693-5197 Fax- 703-614-1535 DSN- 224 Fire safety reminder The use of charcoal barbeque grills and gas fired grills on decks, balconies, covered parking areas, patios, or under any building overhang is prohibited by the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department. All grills must be used a minimum of 15 feet from any building structure and must not block any walk ways/pathways. The storage of fuel bottles from the gas fired grills inside any structure or on balconies is prohibited. Charcoal grills may be stored on porches; decks, balconies and patios provided the charcoal is completely extinguished and cold. For more information, call 703-696-3372/3483. ACAP Schedule updated for August The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has been updated its seminars and workshops schedule for the month of August. To find out more information about
  5. 5. the transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career resources workshops available, log onto Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614- 9104 or visit 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 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 Family Readiness Triple P parenting classes This seminar will cover being Confident, being socially skilled, planning ahead, keeping commitments, keeping in touch, and taking care of others. The class is held Aug. 25 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in Bldg. 12 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. This event is open to children aged 13-18 years old. Please register by calling 703-614-7204. 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 Aug. 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. Scream-Free Parenting This class introduces parents of all ages with kids of all ages to the proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of
  6. 6. connection and cooperation. Class is held in the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall Aug. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 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 held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 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 will be held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201 Aug. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512. Baby Stages 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 will be held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512. EFMP Information Session: Yoga Therapy The MCCS Exceptional Family Member Program will host information sessions on Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs. Sessions are in the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. Two sessions are planned: on August 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 5 – 11; and on Thursday, September 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 12 - 18. Wear clothing suited for physical activity. Register 48 hours in advance by calling 703-693- 5353 or emailing Sessions are free and open to Department of Defense identification card holders. GAT 2.0 for Spouses Army spouses have access to the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0) -- a confidential, online self-assessment tool that measures the user's level of resilience, overall health and well-being. After completing the GAT 2.0, the spouse receives an assessment in each of the five dimensions of strength: social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical, and an assessment in the three elements of the Performance Triad -- sleep, activity and nutrition. The GAT 2.0 arms Army spouses with the tools they need to stay strong throughout Army life. For more information, log onto:
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members and military retirees. To register, call 703-614-7204. Traffic, Roads and Grounds New – Temporary road closures/delays Thursday, Aug. 14 The area around the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH will be impacted by an increase in traffic Thursday, Aug. 14 from approximately 2:30 to 4 p.m. for a full honors military funeral service. The roads (McNair Road, Carpenter Road and Patton Drive) will be closed and traffic rerouted at approximately 3:25 to 3:45 p.m. All vehicle traffic will be halted and redirected during this time. Parking will be impacted at Memorial Chapel and possibly Spates Community Club. Traffic on and off the Fort Myer and Henderson Hall portions of the joint base may be impacted as well as the roads (Columbia Pike, Rt. 27, Rt. 50 and Rt. 110) adjacent to the joint base. Summerall parking lot closed Aug. 11-12 Summerall parking lot on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be closed Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. and will reopen at the completion of a ceremony to take place at Summerall Field Aug. 12. All cars in the parking lot after the lot has been closed are subject to towing at the owner’s expense. For more information, call 703-696-3023.