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
New -- It’s time to get rid of that butt!
Great American smoke-out is Nov. 21
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease. Tobacco kills.
Inhaling or ingesting tobacco release harmful chemicals into the lungs and blood
stream, sending toxins to every organ in the body. Smoking and tobacco use cause
cancer, heart disease, strokes, emphysema, bronchitis, airway obstructions, ad
infinitum. Not to mention that tobacco smoke stinks!
Don’t wait until the new year to start saving your own life when you can do that
right now. Your family and friends will thank you for it.
See www.army.mil/standto and talk to the Rader Clinic folks who have resources to
help military personnel and their family members. And see this Department of Defense
website for assistance: www.ucanquit2.org and chat with a tobacco cessation counselor.
New -- National ‘Click it or Ticket’ Nov. 22-28
The Directorate of Emergency Services will conduct operation “Click it or Ticket”
campaign Friday, Nov. 22 through Thursday, Nov. 28, so throughout the joint base,
look for safety check points and random inspections. The point is to raise awareness
about wearing a seat belt wherever you drive.
“Click it or Ticket” is a handy way to remind yourself to hear that seat belt click into
For more information, call Lt. Ron Foster at 703-614-4700 or email him at
New -- 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
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
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: The Fort
McNair portion of JBM-HH in the Inter-American Defense College auditorium, session
from 11 a.m. to noon: Nov. 19.
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 email@example.com or Tracy Hernandez at
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.
November career classes
The Marine Corps Community Services Career Resource Management Center offers
classes to assist job-seekers in their quest. November classes include “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
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
There will be 30-plus career programs and colleges, “GoArmyEd” assistance,
education counselors, financial aid information and a Veterans Administration
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.
Flu season is here!
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. 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.
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.
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
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
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
For Frank Housen, contact Deborah Eure at 703-696-0408 for more information, and
email completed forms directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the form to
For Myrtle Bowen, contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more
information, and email completed forms directly to her at email@example.com or fax the form to 703-696-0879.
‘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.
ACAP supports spouses in transition
Army Career and Alumni Program offers services to the spouses of military
personnel who are transitioning: retiring or ETSing (Expiration 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
Federal benefits ‘Open Season’ allows employees to enroll in, change
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
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.
MPD S1 conference Dec. 4
The next Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Personnel Division’s S1
conference is set for Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Joint Base
Myer-Henderson Hall Town Hall, Building 243, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base.
The conference goal is to strengthen existing working partnerships between JBM-HH
Military Personnel Division, unit S1s, Pentagon human resource personnel and agencies
and build consensus on efficient and effective services to customers.
For more information call Douglas Russell or Ronnie Corbitt at 703-696-3695/0008.
New -- 1-2-3 Magic - new parent support program
The Marine Corps Community Services “New Parent Support Program” is offering a
“1-2-3 Magic” class Monday, Nov. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. aboard the Henderson Hall side
of the joint base in Building 12’s conference room.
This class, designed for parents with children ages two to 12, teaches consistent and
effective discipline techniques and strategies to manage children’s negative behaviors.
Call 703-614-7204 for more information and to register.
New -- EFMP workshop
Learn about EFMP reimbursement program at an orientation Tuesday, Nov. 26 from
noon to 1 p.m. aboard the Henderson Hall side of the joint base in Building 12.
This class outlines the background, use, requirements and level of need as well as
changes to the respite care policy. The course is also available via WebEx by request.
For more information and to register, call 703-693-5353.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic, Roads and Grounds
Road construction in Arlington through December
Roadway reconstruction on Columbia Pike from South Wakefield Drive to Four Mile
Run will 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:
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
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.