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JBM-HH bulletin Feb.18

  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. JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 To view this bulletin online, go to the JBM-HH SlideShare page at JBM-HH Bulletin – Feb. 18 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email Usarmy.jbmhh.asa.list.pao-all@mail.mil News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News NEW – Volunteers needed! Volunteers from all services, civilians and family members are needed to support two upcoming volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Rosa Parks Elementary School, 6111 Ager Road, Hyattsville, Md. 20782. For more information, contact the Henderson Hall Volunteer Opportunity Manager, Kea Matory at matoryk@usmc-mccs.org or 703-693-1253. The second opportunity is in support of the Special Olympics Bowling Championship Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m at the AMF Capital Plaza Lanes, 4601 Cooper Lane, Hyattsville, Md. At least 40 volunteers are needed for this event. The opportunity is open to all services, civilians and family members. To sign up contact either Kea Matory at matoryk@usmc-mccs.org or 703-693-1253, or contact Master Sgt. James Meyers at james.c.meyers.mil@mail.mil or 703-696-1321. NEW – Call of Duty tournament USO-Metro is sponsoring a Call of Duty- GHOST, Xbox 360 single elimination tournament for all service members Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The
  2. 2. tournament is open to all active duty service members, but registration space is limited to 80 spots. The event will be held at the USO Warrior and Family Center on Fort Belvoir, 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, Va. To register, log onto https://operationgameon2014.eventbrite.com NEW – Catholic Lent/Easter schedule All services will be held at the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base unless otherwise stated. Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes is March 5 at the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel at noon and 6 p.m. and at Fort McNair NDU (location TBD) at noon. Stations of the Cross will be held at 6 p.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4 and 11 at the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Stations of the Cross will be followed by a penitential supper in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Lenten Retreat at Memorial Chapel will be held March 30 at 6 p.m., first session, no meal; March 31 meal at 6 p.m. and second session at 6:45 p.m.; April 1 meal at 6 p.m. and penance service at 6:45 p.m.; April meal at 6 p.m. and final session at 6:45 p.m. Palm Sunday, Rite of Blessing and Procession of Palms mass will be held April 12 at 5 p.m. and April 13 at 9 a.m. April 14-16, Mass will be held at noon. There will not be noon Mass April 17-18. Holy Week Triduum Liturgies: April 17: Holy Thursday, Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper mass at 6 p.m. There will be no other Mass that day. April 18: Good Friday, Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion and Death at 6 p.m. There will be no other Mass that day. April 19: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. April 20: Solemn Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. NEW – Fife and Drum Corps celebrates 54 years Join the Soldiers of The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps as they celebrate the Corps’ 54th birthday with a special performance Feb. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. The musical performance will include performances by the Historical Flutes and Historical Trumpets, Fife Ensemble, The Old Guard Drumline and a full marching performance by the fife and Drum Corps. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://fifeanddrum.army.mil/54.html. Civilian employees need annual leave assistance JBM-HH Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security employees Malanya Wesley and Shari Dixon, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (Labor and Management Employee Relations) employee Detrick Glover, 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 and Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen, are
  3. 3. 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 Wesley, Dixon, Glover, Toyer, Green, Bowen and Richards 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 any of these colleagues, 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 Detrick Glover, Malayna Wesley, 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.belkstafford.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-696-0879. Registration open for Shamrock Shuffle 5K JBM-HH Commanders Race Series kicks off its 2014 season, March 14 with the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run and 1 mile walk. Race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Myer Fitness Center, Bldg. 414. Registration is FREE and the first 90 registrants will receive a Shamrock Shuffle T-shirt. You can register on-line at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8ss7zj93d253871 &oseq&c&ch until midnight, March 12. Race Day registration will be accepted at the Myer Fitness Center from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. Awards will be presented for Largest Military Unit, Top Male and Female Finishers of the 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, along with Top Finishers for each age division in the 5K. For further information or questions, contact Todd Hopkins at (703) 696-0594 or todd.a.hopkins.civ@mail.mil. Be on the lookout for registration information for the April 4th - Cherry Blossom Race Along the River 3.5K run and 1.5K walk at Fort McNair. Tax Centers open, free! Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has TWO (2 – count ‘em) tax centers to take care of all of us at tax time.  There is the Military District of Washington Tax Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base in Building 205 (new location from previous years) 101 Bloxon Street. This Tax Center is now open for appointments or walk-ins Monday through Friday and every other Saturday (Monday, Wednesday and Friday -8:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and every other Saturday, Feb. 8-April 12 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – walk ins only.
  4. 4.  There is the Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Tax Center aboard the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base, Building 29, Room 105. They are open now from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are not necessary, but appointments are available for more complex tax returns. Bring your military ID, all W2s, all 1099s, 1098s, etc., social security cards for all family members, EIN for day care providers, all documents supporting deductions and credits, copies of your 2012 federal and state tax returns, tax power of attorney or IRS form 2848 (POA). Call 703-693-7001 for more information and to make an appointment. See details at www.facebook.com/jbmhh#!/MYERTAXCENTER and call 703696-1040 for more information and an appointment. Mobile DMV to visit Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program will sponsor the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mobile unit Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Bowling Center and Spates Community Club. They will provide all or most services provided at a regular DMV office. The mobile until provides JBM-HH Servicemembers, their Families, DoD civilians and retirees a different and convenient venue exclusively without having to go to a regular office. For more information call 703-696-9603. Rader Clinic opens enrollment to adults, children Andrew Rader Health Clinic is opening up enrollment to adult and pediatric patients. Priority will go to Tricare Prime eligible beneficiaries, though Tricare For Life will also be considered. Below is the information you need for enrollment: Who: Military Healthcare Beneficiaries wanting to get their primary care at Rader Health Clinic What: Bring your DEERS ID Card and inquire about signing up for RelayHealth as well (Note: using Relay Health is not a requirement for enrollment) When: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with exception of Thursday, which is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Andrew Rader Business Operations (703-696-3464 or 703-696-3452) , Rader Clinic Tricare Service Center - 703-248-2831 or Healthnet Federal Services at 1-877-8742273. Rader Dental Clinic closed Feb. 26; no sick call Feb. 13 Rader Dental Clinic, Building 525 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall, will close for mandatory staff training Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. In addition, there will be no “sick call” at the Rader Dental Clinic – from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. – but all other appointments will still occur. In an emergency during this time, report to the Fort Belvoir Dental Clinic between 7 and 7:30; or return to Rader the following day. For more information, call 703-696-3460.
  5. 5. Army Career and Alumni Program schedule through 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 through March. Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, please phone 703614-9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html. 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. 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. 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. 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.
  6. 6. 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. 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 NEW – Play, Learn, Grow – The 5 Love Languages of Children Parents bring your children (ages 0-5) Friday, Feb. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a time of play, crafts and stories. Parents will be given an overview of the concept of a Love Language, and be given a copy of the book “The Five Love Languages of Children.” The book includes instructions for the “Love Languages Mystery Game” for families to play at home. Class is held in the ACS classroom in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Registration required. For more information and to register, contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. NEW – TransParenting
  7. 7. This 2-part seminar, held March 3 and 10 from 9-11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH is designed to provide parents who are separated 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. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. NEW – Stress management Participants will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan. Class is held March 12 from 9-11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. NEW – Anger management 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. Class is held March 19 from 9-11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. NEW – Coupled for life This personality training is designed to help develop a better understanding of your partner’s personality, provide tools to enhance communication skills, and tips for overcoming personality challenges. Each participant will receive an individual personality assessment, training materials and a personality exercise. The class will be held March 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Bldg. 405 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. NEW – Baby Bundles Prepare your home and your relationship for the changes that are needed you’re your baby arrives. A brief overview of the labor and deliver process, newborn care and baby proofing your home will be discussed. Individuals will receive a bay of free baby care and safety items. Class is held March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Anger Management workshops offered Marine & Family Programs offers anger management workshops weekly, Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshops are designed to teach eight tools for managing anger. Participants may start at any time, but must attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
  8. 8. Sessions are in Building 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members, and military retirees. To register, please call 703-614-7204. Stress workshops held Tuesdays Marine & Family Programs offers workshops on coping with work and family stress on an ongoing basis. The 12-session, evidence-based series, designed to teach strategies for dealing with stressors, is held Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing yourself talk, eating right, exercise and developing a personal stress management plan. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members and military retirees. To register, call 703-614-7204.