JBM-HH Bulletin 10-15


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JBM-HH Bulletin 10-15

  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. News www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 News New -- Smith Gym closed until further notice All Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym fitness classes and swimming pool are closed until further notice. Check www.mccsHH.com for more information. New -- Flu season is afoot 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: Thursday, Oct. 17, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 24, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and 31; Tuesday, Nov. 5, 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-e3nrolled children under the age of two, can get the vaccine on a walk-in basis at the Rader Immunization Clinic, Monday through Friday druing 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. Between Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, flu vaccine will be provided at the above flu clinics 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.
  2. 2. New -- We're hiring, and we want YOU! Child and Youth Program Assistant (JBM-HH, Fort Myer), Intermittent, Flexible (0 to 40 hours a week with no guaranteed hours). This position provides direct care to children, ages six weeks through 18 years old. This is a developmental position from entry to skill to target level. See full description and how to apply at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/353180600. This position closes Friday, Oct. 18. New -- Survey seeks to get answers on child care needs To better serve military service members and their families, we are conducting an informal survey about your child care needs. If you are in the ranks of O4 and below or E7 and below, are you now or have you been on a wait list for the Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall? If you are no longer on a wait list for Cody CDC, please tell us why. For instance, your child is now enrolled in the Cody CDC; you’ve found alternative child care; you no longer need child care. Please leave your comments about this issue on the JBM-HH Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jbmhh/posts/10151934025617074 or email us at usarmy.jbmhh.asa.list.pao-all@mail.mil, if you prefer. New -- Info on resources for assistance during shutdown, furlough The government shutdown is hitting federal employees and their families hard. If you or someone you know needs help paying utility bills, here are some important resources where people can find assistance.  If you live in the District, call the District Department of the Environment at 311 or go to their website at http://ddoe.dc.gov/service/energy-assistance-andweatherization. Applications are taken for fuel assistance and discounts are given on Pepco, Washington Gas and D.C. water bills.  For help with past due utility bills, there are also one-time grant programs administered by the Salvation Army (called the Washington Area Fuel Fund) which can be contacted at 202-332-5000, and by the Greater Washington Urban League, which can be contacted at 202-265-8200.  If you live in Maryland, the utility discount programs are administered by the Department of Human Resources. Call them at 1-800-352-1446 or go to the Service Access and Information Link (SAIL) at https://www.marylandsail.org.  If you live in Virginia, see https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access. You can fill out applications for various services online here. The toll-free Helpline is available at 1-855-635-4370; an email address is commonhelp@dss.virginia.gov. Energy Assistance (heating) applications are now being accepted -- see www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea.
  3. 3. Income limits apply for these programs, so call for information. Even if you are over the income limits for these discount or grant programs, you could discuss payment extensions on your bills with the utility companies. Call them. Pepco: 202833-7500; Washington Gas: 703-750-1000; D.C. Water: 202-354-3600; Dominion Virginia Power Company: 1-866-366-4357. Check with local town and county governments for ways they can be of assistance. Stay connected with friends and colleagues similarly furloughed, and be a part of informal groups to share ideas and encouragement. New -- Semper Fi-ght Obesity Sign up by Monday, Oct. 21 for the Oct. 23 Semper Fi-ght Obesity 5K Fun Run. See www.mccsHH.com for details. New -- Halloween ‘trick or treat’ details It’s “trick or treat” time, and this event, long awaited by children of all ages, will take place at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween is fun for everyone, but pay attention to these tips which come from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center: 1. Supervise children, and limit their adventures in treat acquisition to the housing area in which they reside and only residences with lighted entry ways. 2. Make sure their costumes are fire resistant and easy to see, short enough to prevent tripping. 3. Use reflective tape or “glow” spray paint or a chemical glow light. 4. Always use sidewalks and crosswalks; look in all directions before walking across the street (don’t cut through yards). 5. Make sure masks or head coverings don’t block vision. 6. Caution children against vandalism and causing damage to property. 7. Carry a flashlight and if a pumpkin is carried, be sure it’s lit with a battery, not a candle. 8. Feed your child a full meal; inspect the treats before they are eaten. 9. Pet owners: prevent your pet from being a menace to children. 10. If you think your child has eaten something that made him sick, call 911 or the Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. 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. Ethics training slated All employees who are required to file a financial disclosure must also receive
  4. 4. 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, all sessions from 11 a.m. to noon: Oct. 16; Nov. 6; and Nov. 19. On the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, Town Hall, all sessions from 11 a.m. to noon: Oct. 25; Nov. 8; and 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. Education, career fair The Fall Education and Career Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym aboard the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The Education Office and Career Resource Management Center are closed Oct. 16 and 17 to prepare for the fair. Over 80 schools and employers are scheduled to attend and will have representatives on hand. Refreshments will be served. Résumé review and assistance services will be available during the fair, which is open to DoD ID card holders and the general public (with photo ID). View fair’s Resource Guide, with participant contact information online, at http://bitly.com/F13ECF and call 703-614-6828. National Drug Take-Back day Turn in your unwanted, expired prescription and non-prescription medications Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Myer Commissary. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes, marijuana or methamphetamines cannot be accepted. For more information, call 703-696-3900. Register for ‘Demon Dash’ The “Demon Dash” two-miler, set for Thursday, Oct. 31, is open for registration. Log in to www.jbmhhmwr.com. This race begins at 6:35 a.m. in front of the Fort Myer Fitness Center. Registration is free and awards will be presented to the largest military unit, the best costume, the scariest costume and the best costume. Call 703-696-7867 for more information. Furlough information Find details on pay and leave provisions for Department of Defense civilian employees during the Fiscal Year 2014 shutdown furlough here:
  5. 5. www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/pay-and-leave-during-fiscal-year-2014-shutdownfurlough. Family Readiness New -- ‘Little Patriots’ fun The “Little Patriots Play Group” meets at the Indian Head, Maryland, USO at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Free refreshments provided. To join the group, call 703-614-7204. New -- Home buying, mortgages Learn about home buying and mortgages Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 29, Room 204 aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. Call 703-614-6950 for more information and to sign up. New -- Special education 101 by ‘Autism Speaks’ expert Attend Special Education 101 with Karen Driscoll of Autism Speaks, Thursday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pentagon. Call 703-693-5353 to register and get more information. New -- Get info on how to invest your $$$ Learn investing basics on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, TSP and more Thursday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Building 29, Room 204, aboard the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Call 703-614-6950 for more information and to register for a place in the class. New -- New Parent support program ‘Fall Family Fun Festival’ Saturday, Oct. 19, bring the family to the New Parent Support Program’s Fall Family Fun Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, face painting and bounce houses. The festival, in its third year, is held in the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. A family-friendly lunch is available for sale (cash only), and door prizes will be handed out. Information is available especially for families with children ages five and under, but all children are welcome. The fair is open to DoD families and their guests. Call 703-614-7208 for more information and to sign up. New -- Tutors, Buddies go to school The Tutor & Buddy program takes volunteers to Barcroft Elementary School Monday, Oct. 21, to mentor school children. Meet at the pull-up bars outside the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall side of the base for free transportation at 11:40 a.m.; return at 1:05 p.m. Call 703-614-8378 for more information or to register to go. New -- EFMP basics
  6. 6. Take a seminar on Exceptional Family Member Program basics for an overview of the program Monday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marine Barracks Washington. For more information and to register, call 703-693-5353. New -- Co-parenting when separated, divorced This two-part seminar, held Monday, Oct. 21 and 28, from 9 to 11 a.m., is designed to provide parents who are separated and 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. 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. contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. New -- Manage anger Learn how to manage your anger Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. 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. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. New -- Baby Bundles: prep home, self for baby Prepare your home and relationship for the changes needed when your new baby arrives Friday, Oct. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. 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. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. New -- 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).
  7. 7. Fall Family Fun Festival The Fall Family Fun Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym aboard the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. See www.mccsHH.com for details. Forced marriage training Forced Marriage Training will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Education Center, Building 417, Room 110 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The Tahirih Justice Center is a national non-profit organization that protects courageous immigrant women and girls refusing to be victims of violence, by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, communities and Congress. Participants will learn how to better screen for and identify potential warning signs or indicators of a forced marriage within their communities. Questions or to register: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. ‘Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children’ course Open to parents, caregivers and professionals -- “Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children” is a course that teaches adults simple and proactive steps to help protect children from sexual abuse. The course is Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Traffic, Roads and Grounds Gate, barrier work scheduled Work will be done on Joint Myer-Henderson Hall gates Oct. 15 through Nov. 1 on the following schedule: On the Fort McNair portion of the joint base: Ceremonial Gate - Oct. 15-17 - from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 2nd Street Gate - Oct. 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Work will close individual lanes one at a time; personnel will direct traffic. On the Fort Myer portion of the joint base: Henry Gate (closed to all traffic) Oct. 21, 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wright Gate - Oct. 23-25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work will close lanes one at a time; personnel will direct traffic if necessary. On the Henderson Hall side of the joint base: Gate 1, Oct. 28, 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; Gate 3, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Work will close lanes one at a time; personnel will direct traffic if necessary. For more information, call 703-588-2810.