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JBM-HH Bulletin-111213

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JBM-HH Bulletin-111213

  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 News 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. New -- Civilian employees need annual leave assistance Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen and Directorate of Public Works employee, Myrtle Bowen, are approved recipients 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 leave to Housen and Bowen must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request to Donate 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 the Army and want to donate annual leave to Housen or Bowen, you must complete OPM 630B, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf or www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/formindx.asp. For Frank Housen, contact Deborah Eure at 703-696-0408 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at deborah.a.eure.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-696-1839. For Myrtle Bowen, contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at donna.m.belkstafford.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-696-0879. New -- JBM-HH Housing office closed Nov. 14 The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Housing Office, Building 205, Room 139, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, is closed Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for training. For barracks issues, call Tony Cantillo at 703-696-7704 or Thania Lama at 703-9691077. For family housing residents, call 703-696-2623 for service calls.
  2. 2. New -- Turkey Trot 5K Nov. 15 Join in and race to the finish. Awards and prizes will be given top finishers in the 2013 Turkey Trot 5K race Friday, Nov. 15, beginning at 6:35 a.m. Register and get more information at www.mccshh.com. Register race day from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. in person at the Corp. Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Race will begin and end at Smith Gym. Call 703-614-7214 for more information. New -- ACAP supports spouses in transition Army Career and Alumni Program offers services to the spouses of military personnel who are transitioning: retiring or ETSing (End of Term in Service) out of the military. 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. Spates Club canopy to be replaced The Spates Community Center -- on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base -- will undergo some renovation. The canopy at the main entrance will be replaced Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18 and 19; and the canopy at the bar entrance will be replaced Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20 and 21. Spates personnel say the impact to customers will be minimal: employees will direct customers through appropriate entrances to avoid construction areas and there will be signage giving direction as well. For more information, call Wayne Thomas at 703-696-3803. New -- ‘Kris Kringle’ Market The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are joining forces to host a “Kris Kringle Market” Friday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Exchange parking lot (on the Fort Myer side of the joint base). Some 10 vendors will be on hand to help everyone get in the spirit of Christmas. There will be glühwein for sale, various food vendors, arts and crafts and novelties as well as a Christmas tree vendor. The Exchange will open at 4 a.m. Nov. 29, in conjunction with “Black Friday.” For more information, call 703-696-8865.
  3. 3. New -- First virtual Town Hall slated Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington commanding general and Col. Fern O. Sumpter, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commander will host the first virtual Town Hall Thursday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See www.army.mil/media/319958 for details on the Town Hall and how you can participate. New -- Thanksgiving meals at the DFAC The staff of the dining facility on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, Building 404, will host two Thanksgiving holiday meals: Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 28 (This Nov. 28 meal will not be quite as elaborate as the Nov. 27 meal, but will still be a Thanksgiving feast). Both of these two days, the dining facility will be open to retirees and to Department of Defense civilians. Meal times and prices are below: Wednesday, Nov. 27 -- Holiday Meal - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - $7.60; the discounted rate of $6.45 will be charged for family members of E4 and below. Thursday, Nov. 28 -- Brunch - 9 a.m. to noon - $5.25; Supper - 4 to 5:30 p.m. -- $6.45. So the DFAC staff is sure to have enough food on hand, call 703-696-2087 to let the staff know whether you will be attending. New -- U.S. Army Band ‘American Holiday Festival’ concerts All tickets have been distributed to “American Holiday Festival” in Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer side of the joint base Saturday, Sunday and Friday, Dec. 7, 8 and 13. But, walk-ins are welcome at 15 minutes prior to start time if space is available! See www.usarmyband.com for details. Federal benefits ‘Open Season’ allows employees to enroll in, change health benefits Federal Benefits “Open Season” continues through Monday, Dec. 9 with changes effective the first full pay period in January. For information regarding local Health Fairs, employees can contact their servicing Civilian Personnel Advisory Center specialist at 703-704-3009. “Open Season” is the time to think about your health, dental, vision and tax-saving needs. During “Open Season,” eligible employees can: * Enroll in or change Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program coverage through the Army Benefits Center-Civilian (ABC-C) website https://www.abc.army.mil or by calling 1-877-276-9287 -* Enroll in dental and/or vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or change your existing FEDVIP enrollment through the BENEFEDS website at https://www.benefeds.com/Portal/jsp/LoginPage.jsp, or call 1-877-888-3337 * Sign up for flexible spending accounts through the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) at
  4. 4. https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp or by calling 1-877-FSAFEDS (1-877-3723337). The Office of Personnel Management's Open Season website at www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/open-season, contains detailed information regarding plan changes, available plans and premiums. All employees are encouraged to review their current enrollment coverage and premiums to make sure it will continue to meet their needs in 2014. Changes may not be made outside of the open season dates above unless an employee experiences a qualifying life event. Employees planning on retiring prior to the first full pay period in January, and who wish to make an open season election, should contact an ABC-C counselor for guidance on whether a hard copy enrollment form is required. November career classes The Marine Corps Community Services Career Resource Management Center offers classes to assist job-seekers in their quest. November classes include “Social Media & Your Job” Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Building Your Network: Uncover the Hidden Job Market” Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9:30 - 11 a.m.; and “Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector Résumé Tips & Marketable Formats” Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. To register for these free classes, call 703-614-6828, and see details at www.mccsHH.com/CRMC.html. Army Special Operations slates briefings The Army Special Operations Recruiting team will be at the Fort Myer side of the joint base Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18 and 19 according to the following schedule: Monday, Nov. 18 - Building 417, Room 218 -- Psychological Operations - from 10 to 11 a.m. (point of contact is Staff Sgt. Roberto Flores - 315-886-2466 and roberto.flores118.mil@mail.mil); Civil Affairs - 11 a.m. to noon (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Trenica Gbani - trenica.o.gbani.mil@mail.mil; Special Forces - 1 to 2 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal - 3 to 4 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil. Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Building 417, Room 107 -- Psychological Operations - from 10 to 11 a.m. (point of contact is Staff Sgt. Roberto Flores - 315-886-2466 and roberto.flores118.mil@mail.mil); Civil Affairs - 11 a.m. to noon (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Trenica Gbani - trenica.o.gbani.mil@mail.mil; Special Forces - 1 to 2 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal - 3 to 4 p.m. (point of contact - Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Sackman at jacob.j.sackman.mil@mail.mil. Flu season is here!
  5. 5. Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will provide seasonal influenza vaccine to active duty and reserve component military personnel, DEERS eligible beneficiaries, ages two and above, and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Department of Defense civilian employees at the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as follows: Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 12 and 14 and Thursday, Nov. 21. Children under the age of two must see their assigned primary care provider. Rader Clinic-enrolled children under the age of two can get the vaccine on a walk-in basis at the Rader Immunization Clinic, Monday through Friday during normal clinic hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (the clinic is closed from noon to 1 p.m.). A pediatric appointment is not necessary. Through Nov. 21, flu vaccine will be provided at the flu clinics noted above only, except for Rader enrolled children under 2 years of age. The flu vaccine will also be offered to enrolled beneficiaries during a scheduled visit with their Primary Care Manager (PCM). Please do not schedule an appointment only to get the flu shot. All eligible beneficiaries must show a valid ID card or DoD Common Access Card (CAC) prior to receiving the flu vaccine. Call the FLU HOTLINE – 703-696-2994 for updated information. Ethics training slated All employees who are required to file a financial disclosure must also receive annual ethics training. Training for members of the Military District of Washington, Joint Force National Capital Region and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall who have not received this training must satisfy their training requirement by attending one of the six schedule sessions: The Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH in the Inter-American Defense College auditorium, session from 11 a.m. to noon: Nov. 19. On the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, Town Hall, session from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 15. If you are unsure of whether you are a designated OGE Form 450 filer, consult your supervisor. Supervisors may contact the Administrative Law Division, specifically Amanda O'Neil at amanda.m.oneil2.civ@mail.mil or Tracy Hernandez at tracy.r.hernandezmendez.civ@mail.mil, 202-685-4582. Resiliency training open to all The next CSF2 training is focused on “Detecting Icebergs,” and is Monday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., in Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Participants will identify core beliefs and core values that fuel out-of-proportion emotions and reactions and evaluate the accuracy and usefulness of these beliefs. To get more information or to register, contact Capt. Paul A. Brown at 703-696-2619 or paul.a.brown128.mil@mail.mil or Sgt. Avrion Oliver at 703-696-5962 or avrion.r.oliver.mil@mail.mil and visit http://csf2.army.mil.
  6. 6. Service personnel, families invited to Thanksgiving dinner The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Gospel Service invites all servicemembers and their families to the annual “Fellowship Thanksgiving Dinner” Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Activities Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. All may dress casually and partake in free good, great entertainment and dance performances and visit with new and old friends. For more information and to sign up, call Freda Womack at 703-618-4344. Military Career & Education Expo! Mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Career & Education Expo to “Navigate Your Way to a Better Future.” There will be 30-plus career programs and colleges, “GoArmyEd” assistance, education counselors, financial aid information and a Veterans Administration representative. In addition get “Military OneSource” information, learn about Army medical careers, “Green to Gold,” “Troops to Teachers,” and much more. There will be give-a-ways and briefings through the day. Event will be held in Building 405, Community Activities Center on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Call for more information and to register for some of the briefings at 703-6961541/3178. Family Readiness New -- ‘Little Patriots’ play group to meet The “Little Patriots” play group meets at the Indian Head, Maryland, USO Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. To join the group, call 703-614-7204. Free refreshments will be provided. New -- Crack the code to fed’s hiring process “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is Thursday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Building 29, Room 105, aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Learn how to create a federal application package that will set you apart from the competition. Register and get more information at 703-614-6828. New -- Baby Boot Camp The new Parent Support Program holds Baby Boot Camp Friday, Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Building 12’s conference room aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Expectant parents learn the basics of baby care and how to enjoy their new role as
  7. 7. parents. Baby Boot Camp has FREE lunch! Call 703-614-7204 to register and get more information. Managing holiday stress Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9 to 11 a.m., ACS Classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, get the basics of identifying stressors in your life and learn how to create a stress management plan with an emphasis on holiday stress. Registration required. For questions or to register, call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Play, learn, grow: holiday home safety Bring children, ages up to five, for a time of play, holiday crafts and stories Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the ACS Classroom on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. You will receive a safety kit in a handy ACS canvas tote bag that will include items to help ensure the home you are staying in is safe for your little ones. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Baby Stages: Guide to social, emotional infant, toddler development to age 3 Learn about stages for your child in a class that provides overview of developmental milestones for children ages 0-3 Friday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. 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. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Junior Wrestling program registration open; program seeks coaches too Child and Youth Services is hosting “Junior Wrestling,” and registration is now open. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 15. Open to youth (of eligible DoD personnel -- ID card holders, retirees and DoD civilians), five to 14 years old, coed. To register, contact Parent Central Services, Building 483, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, 703-696-0313/4942. For more information, contact Annette Engum at 703-696-3728 or annette.engum@us.army.mil (the Junior Wrestling program is also looking for coaches. Contact Engum at 703-696-3728 or annette.engum@us.army.mil). TransParenting Monday, Nov. 18 and 25 from 9 to 11 a.m., in the ACS Classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, join the two-part seminar designed to provide parents who are separated or divorced with the tools to ensure that they are able to
  8. 8. continue supporting and encouraging their children despite the breakup of the family unit. The process of developing an effective co-parenting plan with your ex is challenging but essential to healthy growth and development of young children. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Get anger under control The next Anger Management class is Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom, Building 201, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Participants will get information on the basic principles of emotions management, specific information about the impact of unmanaged anger and get resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Traffic, Roads and Grounds Road construction in Arlington Nov. 11-Dec. 20 Roadway reconstruction on Columbia Pike from South Wakefield Drive to Four Mile Run will begin Monday, Nov. 11, and continue for about six weeks, weather permitting. Work will begin at the west side of the project and move east. Lane closures and work will be as follows: Eastbound Lanes 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Two lanes will be closed for excavation 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. – Lane closure will be reduced to one lane to install sub-base 7 p.m.-6:30 a.m. – Laying of asphalt; one lane will remain open to traffic 6:30-9:30 a.m. – Both lanes will be open to traffic Westbound Lanes 7 p.m.-6 a.m. – Two lanes will be closed for excavation and installing sub-base 6 a.m. – Lane closure will be reduced to one lane 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Laying of asphalt; one lane will remain open to traffic 3:30-7 p.m. – Both lanes will be open to traffic For updates, changes see www.columbiapikeva.us/construction.

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