Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Weekly Gouge April 25, 2014


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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Weekly Gouge April 25, 2014

  1. 1. JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL WEEKLY GOUGE MCCS INFORMATION HEADQUARTERS & SERVICE BATTALION INFORMATION  Monday, April 28 o Senior Leadership TRS takes place this week. The session is full. For information on upcoming sessions: 703-614-6828 o The MCX Java Café offers breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, and specialty drinks 7:30 AM – 3 PM. The café is starting a new promotion today: “Shaken not stirred…” Happy Hour gets you a half price Tazo® Shaken Iced Tea — green, tropic, or passion tea with or without lemonade. Add a flavor: strawberry, peach, or raspberry. Grande or venti sizes only 1 – 2 PM every day through May 30. 571-483-1962  Tuesday, April 29 o The Men’s Domestic Violence Intervention Group (STOP) is 9 – 11 AM in Bldg. 12’s conference room. This is a 26 week program. For information: 703-614-7204 o Learn about investing in mutual funds 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Call the Personal Financial Management Program at 703-614-6950 to attend or to find out about the services offered. o The MCX Java Café offers breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, and specialty drinks 7:30 AM – 3 PM. 571-483-1962  Wednesday, April 30 o An 8-week anger management group meets 9 – 11 AM in Bldg. 12. Call 703-614-7204 to attend. o Little Patriots Play Group meets at the Indian Head, Maryland, USO 10 – 11 AM. Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association <> . 703-614-7204 o Learn about planning for retirement 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Call the Personal Financial Management Program at 703-614-6950 to attend or to find out about the services offered. o The MCX Java Café offers breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, and specialty drinks 7:30 AM – 3 PM. 571-483-1962  Thursday, May 1 o Registration is open for the June 6 “Home Run Derby” 11 AM – 1 PM at the softball field. Register today through June 3 on through our website <> . Complete rules on line. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 challengers. Spectators are welcome to cheer. Free hotdogs while supplies last. 703-693-4730 o Learn about basic budgets 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Call the Personal Financial Management Program at 703-614-6950 to attend or to find out about the services offered. o The MCX Java Café offers breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, and specialty drinks 7:30 AM – 3 PM. 571-483-1962  Friday, May 2 o Celebrate Strength & Beauty at the MCX today and tomorrow. Military Sales & Service Co., proud supporter of strength and beauty in our military communities, offers a free consultation at the Bare Minerals counter 11 AM – 3 PM. Inspired by someone who is strong and beautiful? Tell them about it at <> . Make an appointment to come by, tell your story, get some great beauty tips, and have some fun. Register to win a gift basket. Special values available with purchase while supplies last. 703-979-8420 o The SMP celebrates Cinco de Mayo early today 6 – 8 PM in the Kickback Lounge. Free to single or unaccompanied Marines. 703-696- 0033 o The MCX Java Café offers breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, and specialty drinks 7:30 AM – 3 PM. 571-483-1962
  2. 2. JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL WEEKLY GOUGE MCCS INFORMATION  Saturday, May 3 o The MCX annual spring wine festival “Henderson Hall Uncorked” takes place 11 AM – 3 PM in front of the MCX. Over 100 wines from around the world, visit with Vineyard vendors, and visit the new Kentucky Derby tent with scotch tasting and J.C. Newman products. Food and drinks will be available for sale, and there are door prizes and DJ entertainment. 703-979-8420  Monday, May 5 o For your shopping convenience, the MCX opens weekdays at 7 AM starting today. Shop before the crowds, come in for that last minute gift or party item, and see new items on the floor first thing in the morning. 703-979-8420 o The MCX Java Café also has new hours starting today! The café opens 7 AM – 4 PM weekdays, 9 AM – 4 PM Saturdays, and 10 AM – 4 PM Sundays. A “Grand Refresh Celebration” ribbon cutting takes place at 9 AM. The first 10 customers to purchase a new breakfast item receive a prize, and with any breakfast purchase receive a free cup o’joe. o TRS for separating service members is held this week. The session is full. Call 703-614-6828 for information on upcoming sessions. o Be a Tutor Buddy! Go to Barcroft Elementary school to mentor a student and gain valuable experience in making a difference in a child’s life. Transportation leaves at 11:40 AM and returns at 1:05 PM. To volunteer: 703-693-8378 o The Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) offers a class on training confident, competent children 2 – 3:30 PM in Bldg. 12’s conference room. Register: 703-614-7204
  3. 3. JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL WEEKLY GOUGE HEADQUARTERS & SERVICE BATTALION INFORMATION COMMAND COMMUNICATION Make sure that you and your family members are receiving update information from the command by updating your Family Readiness Contact information on MOL. It's easy and fast to update, just go to your "Personal Info" tab in MOL, select the "Family Readiness" and update your info, spouses, family members or whoever you would like to receive official command communication. CONAD PENTAGON ROAD SHOW CONAD will be conducting a road show at the Pentagon every Wednesday unless otherwise advised. Located is in Room 4B548 (Division of Public Affairs Conference RM) from 0900-1400. CONAD will continue with the road shows every Wednesday at the same location in order to provide administrative support for the Marines who work in the Pentagon. If any of your Marines need any administrative support I ask that you direct them our way. CONAD sends e-mails the Marines that are due to have their triennial audits, dependent over 21 audits and CSB audits completed on weekly basis. This is a great time to have your Marines meet this requirement. DECLARE YOUR MOTORCYCLE OWNERSHIP If you own or operate a motorcycle, Marine Corps regulations require that you report such ownership/operation to your command. ALMAR 014-08 which was published in 2008 mandated that all Marines declare motorcycle ownership (even if cycle is not at their current duty station or is not being currently ridden) and/or ridership within 48 hours from checking into their command. In many cases this is not happening. Failure to comply with the ALMAR subjects the violator to punitive actions under the UCMJ and possible loss of benefits in the event of a motorcycle accident or mishap involving bodily injury. Declaration of motorcycle ownership and/or ridership is easy. Contact the HQBN Safety and Environmental Officer at 703-693-2501 and request that a Motorcycle Owner Information Sheet via email or fax, fill it out and send it back. That's all that is required. Contact GySgt Dunston at 703-614-7190/91 or for more information. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WEEKLY MEETINGS The Marine Corps Community Services Behavioral Health Branch offers weekly meetings throughout the month. A men’s domestic violence intervention group (STOP) meets Tuesdays, 9 – 11 a.m., for 26 weeks, in Bldg. 12’s conference room. An anger management workshop meets Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. (location to be announced). A women’s support and empowerment group also meets; please call for details on this group. For more information on the groups and other services provide to active duty personnel and their families, please call 703-614-7204. "RUACH WARRIOR" WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY "Ruach Warrior" Weekly Bible Study is held every Wednesday 11:30-1200 in the Henderson Hall Chapel. This is a non-denominational study of the Bible to encourage and uplift your spirit on key Godly principles. Everyone is invited and there will be refreshment at the end. Please call the 703-614-9280 for questions or additional information. The Ultimate Mentor The Ultimate Mentor Bible Study is held every Wednesday from 1100-1200 in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Naval Support Facility, Bldg 12. This is a non-denominational Bible Study and is currently going through a study of the book of Proverbs designed to help you integrate your faith into all facets of life. For more information, please call (703) 604-4462 or 703-614-9280. HQCo (703)614-7140 S-1 (703)614-2014 CONAD (703)614-7171 S-3 (703)614-1471 S-4 (703)614-9455 S-6 (703)693-9530 SUPPLY (703)614-7131 MOTOR-T (703)614-1332 DMO (703)614-7191 CHAPLAIN (703)614-9280 FRO (703)697-7342 SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL (703)614-1900 CAREER PLANNING (703)614-9208
  4. 4. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE The Marine Corps Community Services Personal Financial Management Program assists with everything from budgeting to investing. Classes are held throughout the month on a variety of topics, to include planning for retirement. For a list of upcoming topics, please visit For more information, please call 703-614-6950. AFTERNOON TOASTMASTERS Would you like to improve your public speaking, listening, or leadership skills? You are nervous giving briefings, but would like to learn how to control the biggest fear of all. If so, the new toastmasters club invites you to our weekly meeting Tuesdays, 17:30- 18:45 in the Pentagon Main Cafeteria (directly under CVS and behind Subway & Dunkin Donuts). First come first served. For more information, contact Carl or Bert at (703) 695-2804 or (703) 695-3443. Toastmasters International, endorsed by OPM 24 Sept 2000, 13 Jul 2009. VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM If you need to speak with a Victim Advocate during regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), you can call the Family Advocacy Program at (703) 614-7204 and speak with one of our Victim Advocates. If you need to speak with a Victim Advocate after regular business hours, you can call the Victim Advocacy Hotline at (703) 693-6611. If you are an active duty service member and you are a victim of sexual assault, you may also speak with the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Uniformed Victim Advocate (UVA) assigned to your Command for additional information about the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program, for Restricted and Unrestricted reporting options or to report an assault. The H&S Battalion SARC can be reached during working hours at (703) 693-4733 or by cell phone at (571) 205- 1298. The H&S Battalion UVA can be reached during working hours at (703) 693-7407 (office) or by cell phone at (202) 439-5827. National hotline for victims of domestic abuse, the national Hotline for victims of sexual assault is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll-free number is 1-800-656-HOPE. Public Works "The Directorate of Public Works is conducting the annual change-over process from converting facility systems from heating to air-conditioning throughout JBM-HH for the upcoming summer season. All facilities should have their air conditioning system properly operating by May 5th. There may be some unseasonable warm or cool periods during this transition, and building occupants may experience some discomfort. Based on weather forecasts and past history, this is the best time to do the conversion. During the conversion period, please refrain from calling in service orders for "no heat" or "no air conditioning" unless it is an emergency or in a facility that has been designated as a Key Mission Critical Facility. DPW work crews will be diverted from the above priorities only for emergency repair. In general, heat and air conditioning emergencies are defined as instances in which indoor temperatures are below 55 degrees or above 90 degrees. For any questions, concerns, or emergency repairs please contact Sgt Salama (S-4 Office) by phone at 703- 693-4735 / 703-310-8562 or by e-mail at / This information is mainly for tenants of Henderson Hall buildings, Marines living aboard the Ft. Myer Barracks, and ADNCO/SDNCO/OOD." SHOPETTE (703)979-8420 EXT: 107 UNIFORM SHOP (703)979-8420 EXT: 340 ATHLETIC/SPORTS (703)697-2706 SMITH GYM (703)614-7214 SMP (703)614-4947 ZEMBIEC POOL (703)693-7351 FAMILY ADVOCACY (703)614-7204 EDUCATION (703)614-9104 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE (703)614-7202 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (703)614-6950 ITT (571)483-1963 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (703)693-1253 CAREER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CENTER (703)614-6828
  5. 5. MARINE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES : TAPS Supporters, Seeking: 500 Active Duty and Reserve military service members in the Washington, DC area! Mission: To volunteer as Mentors at the TAPS Good Grief Camp, supporting children of our fallen military over Memorial Day Weekend 2014. Background: The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate and long-term support and care to the families of our nation's fallen heroes. Over Memorial Day Weekend we will be holding our 20th Annual TAPS Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in the DC area hosting children and teens from across the country. What makes our camp unique are the active duty men and women and recent veterans who volunteer to provide one-on-one mentoring to the children of our deceased service members. We are expecting approximately 500 children to visit the DC area to learn coping skills and support systems. You can help by volunteering your time over Memorial Day Weekend to this very special cause. Mentors' Role: Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved one while serving in the military. The children range from 4 to 19 years old and each age group will be led by an experienced and trained grief facilitator. As a TAPS military mentor, you will serve as a "big brother/sister" to these children, to remind them that they are not forgotten and still very much a part of the military family. Mentors' Schedule: Mandatory Training - 21 May, 1800-2100 (or) 22 May, 1300-1600. Memorial Day Weekend - 23 May, 0730-1730 - 24 May, 0800-2200 - 25 May, 0830-1730 - 26 May (optional) Arlington Cemetery Ceremony in dress uniform or Memorial Day Parade Uniform: Casual (shorts, jeans, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.). Each Mentor will receive two (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. We do have parking available at specific locations that will be at no cost - parking information is online. Where: The training sessions and activities will occur at or depart from the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Crystal City, VA. Registration: For more information about the TAPS Good Grief Camp or to register as a Mentor, please go to < whUQlq3CBtEfyyXPPsS_itS5lhyUWLoM7Z-ltYN8Q1yUt929X333tD5> and click on register as a "Good Grief Camp Mentor." Should you have any questions or need a letter requesting time off, please email us at <> or call 1-800-959-TAPS (8277). Your help will be greatly appreciated by TAPS, and more importantly, by these very special children. DEADLINE IS 15 MAY
  6. 6. MARINE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 1. The Close-Up Foundation is the nation's largest non-profit, non-partisan citizenship educational organization, working to promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process through a variety of educational program seminars. These seminars help to familiarize students with the workings of the government and the military. Additional information on the Close-Up Foundation can be found at 2. This is a great opportunity for service members to sharpen their public speaking skills and craft messages on a variety of issues. Each session is strictly "non-attribution" and requires no specific expertise by the service member involved; other than personal experiences as a military service member. Panelists are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled session time. Panelists should expect to stay 10-15 minutes after the scheduled session for photos and student interaction. 3. The easiest method of getting to the WIMSA is via the Metro Rail, Blue Line, and getting off at the Arlington Cemetery stop. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for at least one session, but can sign up for several if desired. Sessions are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Who: Marine officer ranks, 02-04 and Enlisted Marines, ranks E5-E8 What: Close-Up Foundation Educational Program Panel Sessions When: Various dates listed below; 1430-1530 Where: Women in Military Services for America (WIMSA) Auditorium, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA Attire: Service Charlie's Role: Serve as a panelist providing students general information regarding military services; the workings of the government and your own personal experiences the military, your career, and life in the military. Available dates: May 27; Jun 10. If interested in participating, please contact Ms. Hattie Powell-Ray at (703) 692-1528 or interested in while also challenging and inspiring them to consider additional career options within the field of national security. Career Exploration Fair: Launching Your Professional Network. The career exploration fair presents the opportunity to network and explore career opportunities with representatives of various schools and agencies to discuss specific topics such as college recruitment and admissions, national security issues, military or civilian government service careers or current international affairs issues Volunteer is on a first come first serve basis. If interested, please contact Ms. Hattie Powell-Ray at (703) 692-1528 or Email @
  7. 7. JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL WEEKLY GOUGE UPCOMING AND ONGOING EVENTS:  LastOohrah Closing after 57 years, the Marine Club invites all patrons to a “LastOohrah” party. The bar opens at 4:30 p.m., and the party starts at 5 p.m. with food and beverage specials all night. DJ D. Hood makes the music, you make the memories using #lastoohrah on social media when posting photos and comments. For more information, please call 703-614-2125.  Construction to Start on Bldg. 12 Construction will start on the Marine & Family Programs building on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Patrons will notice a construction fence beginning April 28. The project will add over 900 square feet of space to the front of the building. Patrons are asked to be careful entering and exiting the parking lot due to the construction adjacent to the driveway.  MCCS Java Café Announces New Look, Menu, Hours MCCS Henderson Hall’s MCX Java Café offers expanded seating, additional menu items, and, by customer request, longer hours beginning Monday, May 5. The café sports a new look, with seating expanded into the MCX. New offerings include healthy snack trays, vegan and vegetarian options, warm sandwiches, and a salad topping bar to complete a bowl of romaine or spring mix. The Java Café extends operating hours to weekdays 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A Grand Refresh Celebration begins with a ribbon-cutting Monday, May 5, at 9 a.m. For details, visit  7th Annual Children’s Fair To celebrate Month of the Military Child, Marine Corps Community Services invites Department of Defense families to the 7th annual Children’s Fair on Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. The event will include games, a toddler climbing area, face painting, a treasure hunt, moon bounces, door prizes, and giveaways. The Long Branch Nature Center will exhibit, and a tennis club will provide hands-on activities. The USO will provide free cotton candy, and a family-friendly priced lunch will be available for sale. For details, visit or call 703-614-7332.  Raising Resilient Children A Positive Parenting Program seminar on raising resilient children is held May 5, 2 – 3:30 p.m., in Bldg. 12’s conference room. Topics to be covered include recognizing and accepting feelings, building a positive outlook, developing coping skills, and dealing with stressful life events. To register or for more information, please call 703-614-7206.Registration closes May 5.  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 taught by certified R.A.D. Systems instructors and are held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and at commands in the National Capital Region. For more information, please call 703-614-7204 or visit  Golf With Us Marine Corps Community Services announce the 2014 “Golf With Us” tournaments held monthly April through September. Each month the tournament is held at a course in Northern Virginia, beginning first at Marine Base Quantico’s Medal of Honor Golf Course. The fee includes a round of golf, greens fees, a cart, and a barbecue lunch. Prizes are awarded for first, second, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Department of Defense identification card holders and their guests may participate. For details, please visit