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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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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
Labor Day holiday hours
Most offices on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, a
federal holiday commemorating Labor Day. Most military activities will have curtailed
operations Friday, Aug. 29. The following facilities and places of business have
reported open or closed hours for Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Unless otherwise noted, this list
applies to Sept. 1. This list is not all encompassing; please check with the facility you
wish to visit for more details.
*Army Career and Alumni Program – Closed.
*Dining Facility –The Dining Facility will operate on holiday hours schedule from Aug.
29 to Sept. 1 with to the following times: Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to noon and
supper will be served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-696-2087.
*Headquarters Command Battalion, Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH – Closed with
curtailed operations Aug. 29 and Sept. 1.
*Environmental Management Division – closed.
*Headquarters & Services Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall side
of JBM-HH – Closed.
*Executive Management Housing Division – Closed; open Aug. 29 with limited staff.
*Memorial Chapel – Closed; open with limited staff Aug. 29. For more information, call
*Old Post Chapel – Closed
*Rader Health Clinic – Closed; open Aug. 29 with limited services including limited
acute appointments and reduced capacity in the laboratory, radiology and pharmacy.
*Rader Dental Clinic – Closed Aug. 29 and Sept. 1; Dental emergencies should report to
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital ER or Logan Dental Clinic, Fort Belvoir. On Aug. 28:
open for sick call only, closing at 9 a.m. for the remainder of the day so staff can attend
organization day activities.
*Commissary – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort Myer Exchange – Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Fort Myer Express – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort Myer Military Clothing Sales Store – Closed
*Pentagon Military Clothing Sales Store - Closed
*Fort McNair Express – Closed
*Subway – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Petals and Blooms – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Barber Shop – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Cleaners – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*GNC – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Optical Shop – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*McNair Barber Shop – Closed
*Firestone – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Marine Corps Exchange and The Vineyard Wine & Spirits are open from 10 a.m. to 6
* American Clipper Barber Shop open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Java Café open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Zembiec Pool open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..
* Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* All other MCCS activities are closed, except the car wash, which is expected to be re-opened
after a construction project, 24 hours a day.
*Reenlistment – closed Aug. 29 and Sept. 1.
*Veterinary Clinic – Closed Sept. 1; open Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for
appointments, purchase of medication and routine health assessments of pets belonging
to military retirees, their family members and all service members. Call 703-696-3604 to
schedule an appointment.
*Fort Myer Fitness Center - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort McNair Fitness Center- Closed
*Rec Center- Closed
*Auto Shop - Closed
*Fort Myer Officers Club - Closed
*Fort Myer Officers Club Pool - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
*Fort McNair Officers Club - Closed
*Spates Community Club - Closed
*Bowling Center - noon to 6 p.m.
New – JBM-HH Change of Command/Change of Responsibility
The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Change of Command/Change of
Responsibility for Col. Fern O. Sumpter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Y. Lavender is
scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion
of JBM-HH. All are welcome to attend. Attire is military duty uniform or business
New – State Department Federal Credit Union closed Aug. 29-Sept. 2
The State Department Federal Credit Union located on the Fort McNair portion
of the joint base will be closed beginning Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. until Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. in order
to perform technology enhancements. During this time, most SDFCU products will
continue to operate normally; however, some services may be impacted. For a summary
of what is available, unavailable or limited during the Labor Day weekend upgrade,
New – Tutor and a Buddy
The Tutor and a Buddy Program is looking for military service members to
volunteer their time at Barcroft Elementary School. For more information on how to get
involved in the new school year, call 703-693-8378.
New – Personal Financial Management
Henderson Hall will host a Personal Financial Management Program workshop
Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 29, room 204. The workshop will focus on
investing in mutual funds. For more information, or to register, call 703-614-7204.
New – Pre-Labor Day picnic at the Marine Landing Deck
Henderson Hall is having a pre-Labor Day battalion picnic Aug. 28 from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on the Marine Landing Deck. Headquarters and Service Battalion personnel
eat for free. All others are welcome and pay $13 for a picnic lunch consisting of
barbeque chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and
lemonade. Call 703-614-2125 for more information and tickets.
New – Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
Any Marine in the National Capital Region who wants to achieve their gray,
green, brown or black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is invited to the
next training at Henderson Hall. The course begins Sept. 2 and runs every week day
through Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. The training is at the battalion PT field adjacent
to the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. For
more information, call 703-695-4859 or 703-693-7000.
New – Smith Gym to begin new hours Sept. 1
MCCS Henderson Hall announces a change in hours of operation at the Cpl.
Terry L. Smith Gymnasium effective Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. New hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
gym is open most federal holidays 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday hours are posted online
The gym, which serves over 10,000 patrons per month, is located on the
Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and is named in honor of
Cpl. Terry L. Smith, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Read about Cpl.
Smith’s life at www.mccshh.com/SmithGym.html.
New – Dinner in the Barracks needs volunteers
Henderson Hall’s Family Readiness Officer is hosting a Dinner in the Barracks
and is in need of volunteers. The DITB program is designed to provide a home-cooked
or store bought meal to the single Marines living in the barracks. This month’s theme is
“south of the border.” To sign up to bring a food item, log onto
New – Welcome Aboard Brief
MCCS Henderson Hall will hold a Welcome Aboard orientation session
Tuesday, September 9, 8 – 10:30 a.m., in Bldg. 29, classroom 105. Newcomers will learn
about their new duty station and important information about life in the National
Capital Region. After a break for lunch, there is a bus tour of the local area, including
downtown Washington, D.C., starting at 12 noon. Family members are welcome to
attend the brief and tour.
Civilian attire is encouraged for service members. Register to attend by calling
Annual Doggie Dip Sept. 6
The JBM-HH Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host its annual
Doggie Dip swim at the Fort Myer Officers Club Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. This free
and family-fun event is open to all dogs; however, all owners must complete a waiver
and dogs must display a current rabies tag on their collar. For more information, call
703-696-0594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Myer Thrift Shop closed until Sept. 2
The Fort Myer Thrift Shop 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. The Thrift Shop is still taking donations, which can be
dropped off on the front porch of the boutique (Bldg. 225). For more information, call
Marine Corps uniforms available
New & gently used Marine Corps uniforms are available for FREE; located in
Bldg. 28 (the warehouse) on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. There are
male and female items, even a few maternity items (i.e. Service Blouses, Men's Dress
Blue Trousers & Service Trousers, Woodland & Dessert Cammies, Alpha Coats, Trench
Coats and more. If you are interested, drop by the warehouse during normal business
hours. For questions or more information, contact the Family Readiness Officer at 703-
Marine Corps Fest taking place at Quantico Sept. 6
National Capital Region Marines and their families are welcome to the Marine
Corps Fest at Marine Base Quantico Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the field adjacent to
Little Hall. Children of all ages can take part in various activities at the Kids Corner, the
First Lady of the Marine Corps, Mrs. Bonnie Amos will be hosting a Front Porch Series
and there will be a car show held at Daly Hall parking lot.
For more information email: email@example.com or call: 703-784-2687.
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 www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
Community Flea Market schedule for Sept. 6
The next community flea market will be held Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
Community Center (Bldg. 405) on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The
community is welcome to rent a table for $10 from the community center and bring
their items to sell, or just stop by to shop the sales. For more information, call 703-696-
Navy Uniform Center to open in MCX Sept. 9
MCCS Henderson Hall announces the grand opening of the Marine Corps
Exchange (MCX) Henderson Hall third floor addition and Navy Exchange (NEX)
Uniform Center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event and enjoy refreshments afterward.
There will be giveaways and drawings for products, including electronics, cookware,
and apparel. The store is located on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-
Federal Employee benefits open season to begin Nov. 10
It’s never too early to begin planning. Open season for Federal Benefits runs from
Nov. 10 through Dec. 8. Employees are responsible for ensuring they update their
information and make any necessary changes during this time. For more information,
log onto the health vendors websites to download their brochures or check out the
Office of Personnel Management’s website at www.opm.gov/FEHBbrochures.
Redskins tickets for sale
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call
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 www.capitalareafoodbank.org.
In 2013, DoD collected more than 1.9 million pounds of food.
For more information visit www.defense.gov/home/features/2012/0612_fff.
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
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
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 – TransParenting
This two-part seminar is designed to provide parents who are separated or divorced with the
tools to ensure that they are able to continue supporting and encouraging their children despite
the breakup of the family unit. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of
completion. Classes will be held Sept. 8 and 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer
portion of the joint base.
For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Play morning
Play Morning is scheduled for Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Virginia Highlands
Park, 1600 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202.
This playgroup is for parents and preschool children to provide time for play, physical
activity and socialization for parents. The group will meet at playground # 1, by the restrooms,
weather permitting. For additional information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – 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 Sept. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in
Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information or to register, please
New – Play, Learn, Grow: Fire & Car Safety
Parents can bring their children (ages 0-5) for a time of play, crafts, and stories Sept. 18
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Parents will be
given an overview of fire and car seat safety. For more information or to register, please call
New – 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. The class is schedule for Sept. 24
from 9 to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information
or to register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Baby Bundles
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.
Registration required. The class is scheduled for Sept. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 201 on
the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
New – Free backpacks for school-aged children
Operation HomeFront back to school backpacks are available for free for active
duty service members E-6 and below. Stop by the Family Readiness Office in Bldg. 29,
room 302 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base to get a free backpack for your
school-aged child/children. There is a limited availability and it is first come, first
served. For more information, call 703-697-7342.
New – EFMP yoga therapy
Exceptional Family Member Program yoga therapy for children with special
needs is scheduled for Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Terry L. Smith Gym. The
class is open to children ages 12-18 years old and is free and open to DOD ID card
holders. Class size is limited and registration is required. To find out more information
and to register, call 703-693-5353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New – Stranger Danger self defense class
This class is designed to teach your children, ages 3-18, about the dangers of
strangers and provide them with techniques and skills that increase their awareness
and safety. The class will cover basic age appropriate escape tactics, as well as
specialized training for older children focused on driving safety plans and cell phone
distractions. Parents are encouraged to attend and learn a few techniques alongside
their children. The class will be held Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Terry L. Smith
Gym on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.
New – STARS for Spouses
Spouse Transition & Readiness Seminars (STARS) are now offered by the Career
Resource Management Center on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall. The next session is Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. The
workshop will relay practical information to alleviate the stressors associated with the
transition process as their service member leaves the military. Registration is required.
Please call 703-614-6828 for more information or to register.
New – Résumé Writing Class Offered
The Career Resource Management Center, in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall
portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, offers “Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector
Résumé Tips & Marketable Formats” Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. This workshop
will assist in drafting a private sector résumé. Learn how to draft targeted résumés and
understand the key components needed to get selected for the right position. The
following topics will be covered: acceptable formats and design, prioritizing and
highlighting key skills, and creating marketable content. Please call 703-614-6828 to
New – VA Claims Assistance
Thinking of filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs? A National
Service Officer from American Veterans (AMVETS) will be in Bldg. 29’s Career
Resource Management Center on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-
Henderson Hall Sept. 11 and 18, by appointment only 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please bring
your service medical records, private physician’s records, DD Form 214, marriage
certificate, children’s birth certificates, and copies of your dependents’ social security
cards. The National Service Officer will consult with you about the condition for which
you are considering filing a claim. To make an appointment, please call 703-614-6828.
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.
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.
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 and Grounds
New – Temporary road closures/delays on JBM-HH Tuesday, Aug. 26
The roads around the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH
(McNair Road, Carpenter Road and Patton Drive) will be temporarily closed Tuesday,
Aug. 26 from approximately 9:20 to 9:40 a.m. for a full honors military funeral service.
All vehicle traffic will be halted and redirected during this time. For more information,
New – Summerall Parking Lot closed Aug. 26-27
Summerall Parking Lot will be closed Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. until after the JBM-HH
Change of Command/Change of Responsibility ceremony Aug. 27. The Change of
Command/Change of Responsibility ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in Conmy Hall on the
Fort Myer portion of the joint base.
Parking lot/ car wash temporary closure on Henderson Hall
The parking lot in front of Bldg. 12 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint
base will be closed until Aug. 29 to facilitate repaving. Due to this road work, the car
wash is also temporarily closed. For more information, call 703-979-8420.
Arlington County drunk driving prevention campaign underway
The Arlington County Police Department have begun cracking down on
drunken motorists during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Through Sept. 1, Arlington County Police Department will take part in the
nationwide campaign. This effort, called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” focuses on
combining high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness. Officers will
take part in saturation patrols and step up DUI enforcement efforts to detect and
The maximum penalty in Virginia for the first conviction for driving under the
influence is 12 months in jail, a $2,5000 fine and a 12-month suspension of driving