JBM-HH Bulletin Jan. 13, 2014


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JBM-HH Bulletin Jan. 13, 2014

  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 New – Dining Facility to serve sack meals Jan. 18-20 While the Dining Facility (on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall) kitchen is undergoing service and painting, sack meals will be served from Saturday, Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 20. This is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday weekend, and the Dining Facility will be on “holiday hours:” Friday, Jan. 17 – full meals will be served -- Brunch – 9 a.m. to noon and supper – 4 to 5:30 p.m. Brunch and supper will be served Jan. 18-20, but as sack meals. For more information, call 703-696-1068. New – Summerall Field parking lot closures The Summerall Field parking area on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall will be closed off the night before the following days due to ceremony requirements: Tuesday, Jan. 14 (so lot will be closed today, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.), Friday, Jan. 17 and 24; and Thursday, Jan. 30. The lot will reopen within two hours of the conclusion of the ceremony. For more information, call 703-696-3290/3291. New – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday hours Most offices on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 20. See this SlideShare for the most up-to-date list: www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/mlkhours2014. New – Combined Federal Campaign open through Jan. 15 It’s not too late to pick a charity and donate through CFC. The campaign ends Wednesday, Jan. 15. Contact your key worker or go online to www.cfcnca.org. New – ‘Ruach Warrior’ meets weekly for Bible study The “Ruach Warrior” (Ruach is a Hebrew word meaning spirit of God) is a weekly, non-denominational bible study. Held each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the chapel, Building 29, first floor, on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, the next gathering is Wednesday, Jan. 15. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to participate for a lively discussion. Call 703-614-9280 for more information.
  2. 2. New – Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) workshop Do you need help paying for college? Will you run out of Tuition Assistance (TA) this year? Then register to attend the “Free Application for Financial Student Aid” (FAFSA) Open Lab hosted by the JBM-HH Education Center and a representative from the Department of Education, Office of Financial Aid, on Thursday, Jan. 23, Building 417, Room 107 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to assist you completing your application and answer financial aid questions. Those transitioning out of the military can use financial aid to supplement their GI Bill benefits. Remember, using tuition assistance does not prevent you from applying for federal student aid. By applying you will find out if you are eligible for grants, loans and federal work study. If you qualify for a grant, it does not need to be paid back. All community members are welcome to attend. E-mail Melissa Sevier melissa.a.sevier.ctr@mail.mil or call 703-696-3071 to make a reservation and get a list of documents to bring with you in order to complete your “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” New – Army Career and Alumni Program schedule for January – March ACAP has scheduled seminars and workshops – including retirement and ETS workshops, entrepreneur and smart investment seminars, federal resume workshops and more. See the ACAP schedule here for activities from January to March. New – Roll up your sleeves, give the gift of life The Armed Services Blood Program provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war. As a joint operation among the military services, the Department of Defense ASBP has many components working together to collect, process, store, distribute and transfuse blood worldwide. To find out more about the Armed Services Blood Program or to schedule an appointment, visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with some of the staff, see photos or get the latest news, visit www.facebook.com/militaryblood, www.flickr.com/militaryblood and www.twitter.com/militaryblood. New – Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, please phone 703614-9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html. New – Stay Connected Keep aware of MCCS Henderson Hall activities by liking mccsHH on Facebook and following mccsHH on Twitter. Also visit our website, www.mccsHH.com. on a mobile device? You'll be automatically redirected to our mobile site. Civilian employees need annual leave assistance
  3. 3. JBM-HH Directorate of Families and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee Leonard Toyer, Directorate of Human Resources employee Edward Green, Directorate of Public Works employees Myrtle Bowen and Rich Richards, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security employee Shari Dixon, and Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen 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 Toyer, Green, Housen, Bowen, Richards and Dixon 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 Toyer, Green, Housen, Bowen, Richards and Dixon, 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 Leonard Toyer, Edward Green, Myrtle Bowen, Rich Richards and Shari Dixon contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at donna.m.belk-stafford.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-6960879. CIF closed Jan. 13-17 The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Central Issue Facility, located in Building 313 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be closed from through Friday, Jan. 17 to meet its 100 percent inventory mission requirement for change of custodian PBO hand receipt. For more information, call David Fertig at 703-696-0817/3344. Canopy replacement reroutes traffic, may cause delays Workers at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Fort Myer portion) are replacing an overhead canopy on the search lane at Hatfield Gate, the main access gate to Fort Myer, beginning today, Monday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Jan. 24. Expect delays in traffic at Hatfield Gate (off of 2nd Street at Washington Boulevard in Arlington) as the search lanes are temporarily relocated to Sheridan Avenue between Carpenter Road and Pershing Avenue. Those who are required to undergo search procedures will be directed to turn left at Sheridan Avenue at the gate entrance to have their vehicle searched and logged. Those who do not require search will be able to enter Hatfield Gate and proceed straight on Carpenter Road, but will not be able to turn left on Sheridan Avenue from the gate entry point. Army Air Force Mutual Aid Association personnel in Building 468 will be
  4. 4. directly affected, as they will have to access their building by taking Carpenter Road, left at McNair Road, left on Pershing Drive and left back to Sheridan Avenue. Please drive with caution and watch for workers, pedestrians and bicyclists during this time. Following are access – egress points at Fort Myer and Henderson Hall: * Hatfield Gate on Washington Boulevard at South 2nd Street - Main gate: Open 24/7, to approved DoD ID card holders and visitors * Wright Gate on Marshall Drive at Meade Street just off Route 110 - Daily: Approved DoD ID Card Holders - 5 a.m. to 11 p.m; Visitors - 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Gate 1 (Henderson Hall side of JBM-HH) - off of South Orme Street and Southgate Road, Arlington. Open 24/7 to approved DoD ID Card holders and visitors * Gate 3 (Henderson Hall side of JBM-HH) - off of on U.S. Military Road at Southgate Road, Arlington. Open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday For more information, call 703-696-3290/3291 and see this Slideshare document of Frequently Asked Questions http://www.slideshare.net/JBMHH/hatfield-gate-newcanopy-traffic-plan-jan-2014-29842554. ‘New Year, New You’ Check out the “Military OneSource eNewsletter” and find out how to stick to your new year health goals. In addition, learn about options for spouses in the work and education arena and much more. See the eNewsletter here: www.militaryonesource.mil/enewsletter. 2014 guide books have arrived New Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall guide books are here. Bulk deliveries were made to JBM-HH mail rooms and other specific activities. You can pick up a guide book at Building 59 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, Room 116A. For more information, call 703-696-0584 or email sharon.e.walker@us.army.mil. 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.
  5. 5. 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. CSF2 – Real Time Resilience (RTR) Sign up for “CSF2 – Real Time Resilience” Monday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Activities Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. JBMHH strives to have a READY & RESILIENT community that operates as a team to accomplish the mission. Master resiliency training is open to ALL! Participants will learn how to shut down counterproductive thinking to enable greater concentration and focus on the task at hand. Questions or to register: Capt. Paul A. Brown 703-696-2619 or paul.a.brown128.mil@mail.mil or Sgt. Avrion Oliver 703-6965962 or avrion.r.oliver.mil@mail.mil. To learn more about Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, please visit http://csf2.army.mil/. Applications for Scholarships for Military Children available Applications for the 2014 Scholarships Program are available at the commissary on the Fort Myer side of the joint base and online at www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed or faxed. This year's award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database and have a military ID card. For more information, students or sponsors should call Scholarship Managers at 1856-616-9311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com. Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area offers child, spouse scholarships The Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area provides scholarships for children (high school students and college students) and spouses of U. S. Army personnel. Funds for the scholarships are from the Fort Myer Thrift Shop. Applications for the three programs must be mailed to the Thrift Shop by March 28, 2014. Details on eligibility requirements and applications for the programs are at www.aowcgwa.org/index.cfm?action=scholarships. Questions about the scholarship program may be emailed to collegeaowcgwa@gmail.com. Feel better, look better, smell GOOD – stop smoking! Never mind a resolution. Just stop smoking. Get help, make a plan, register at www.ucanquit2.org and use the tools available to kick the tobacco habit. Inhaling tobacco smoke turns harmful chemicals loose in your lungs and blood
  6. 6. stream, sending toxins to every organ in your body. It’s a fact that smoking and tobacco use cause cancer, heart disease, strokes, emphysema, bronchitis and airway obstructions. Talk to the Rader Clinic folks who have resources to help military personnel and their family members. Get an appointment for tobacco cessation counseling by calling the Rader appointment line at 1-855-227-6331. Those not eligible to use Rader, check in at www.ucanquit2.org. 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. 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. Family Readiness Stress Management Participants will be given information on identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan in this class Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Army Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-6963512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Anger Management This anger management class will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. in 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 get resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives. Pre-registration requested. For more information and to pre-register call 703-6963512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil.
  7. 7. Baby Bundles Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your baby arrives in “Baby Bundles,” Friday, Jan. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Army Community Service 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. Upon completion of this class you will receive a bag of free baby care and safety items. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil.