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
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Bulletin – June 23
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
Independence Day holiday information on JBM-HH
of July holiday hours
Most offices on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be closed Friday, July 4, a
federal holiday to celebrate America’s Independence. Most military activities will have
curtailed operations Thursday, July 3. The following facilities and places of business
have reported open or closed hours for this federal holiday weekend July 3-6. Unless
otherwise noted, this list applies to July 4. This list is not all encompassing, please
check with the facility you wish to visit for more details.
*Army Career and Alumni Program – Closed July 3 and 4
*Dining Facility –Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to noon and supper will be served
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 4-7. The dining facility will provide a sack meal to any unit,
section or personnel requiring subsistence during non-operating hours. For more
information, or for questions, call 703-696-2087.
*Headquarters Command Battalion, Fort Myer side of JBM-HH – Closed with curtailed
operations July 4
*Headquarters & Services Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall side
of JBM-HH – Closed with curtailed operations July 4
*Executive Management Housing Division – Closed; open July 7 with limited staff.
*Memorial Chapel – Closed; open with limited staff July 7. For more information, call
*Old Post Chapel – Closed
*Rader Health Clinic – Closed
*Rader Dental Clinic – Closed July 4 and 7; Dental emergencies should report to Fort
Belvoir Community Hospital ER
*Commissary – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort Myer Exchange – Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Fort Myer Express – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort Myer Military Clothing Sales Store – Closed
*Pentagon Military Clothing Sales Store - Closed
*Fort McNair Express – Closed
*Subway – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Petals and Blooms – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Barber Shop – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Cleaners – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*GNC – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Optical Shop – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*McNair Barber Shop – Closed
*Firestone – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* MCX and The Vineyard Wine & Spirits – open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* American Clipper Barber Shop – open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Java Café – open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Zembiec Pool – Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Smith Gym – open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* All other MCCS activities are closed, except the car wash, open 24/7
*Reenlistment -- closed
*Veterinary Clinic – Closed; Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 (for purchase of over-the-
counter products, routine sick call and appointments). Call 703-696-3604 to schedule an
*Fort Myer Fitness Center - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort McNair Fitness Center- Closed
*Rec Center- Closed
*Auto Shop - Closed
*Fort Myer Officers Club - Closed
*Fort Myer Officers Club Pool - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
*Tennis Courts – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Fort McNair Officers Club - Closed
*Spates Community Club - Closed
*Bowling Center - noon to 6 p.m.
Salute to the Nation
The 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery will
perform a 50-gun salute to the Nation at noon, July 4 at Whipple Field on the Fort Myer
portion of the joint base.
Independence Day celebrations held on JBM-HH
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host two
events on JBM-HH for the 4th of July celebration. Both events are open to all DoD ID
holders and their guests.
There will be a barbeque picnic and fireworks viewing overlooking the
Washington D.C., skyline at the Fort McNair Officers Club. The gates open at 4 p.m.
and food is served between 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase ahead of
time with either cash, Visa or Master Card. Tickets purchased the day of the event can
ONLY be purchased with cash. For tickets or more information, call the Fort McNair
Officers Club at 202-484-5800.
A picnic at the pools event will be hosted at the Fort Myer Officers Club from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m. Food will be served from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in
advance or at the event using either cash, Visa or Master Card. For more information or
to purchase tickets, call 703-696-5147 or 703-524-0200.
Fireworks viewing on JBM-HH
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will open portions of the joint base to DoD ID
card holders and their guests July 4 to watch the annual fireworks display overlooking
Washington D.C. Whipple Field on Fort Myer and the field between D Street and E
Street on Fort McNair will open at 5 p.m.
Below is a list of approved items guests may have with them:
Coolers (all coolers will be searched and no alcohol will be permitted)
Cameras (in accordance with JBM-HH photo policy)
Items prohibited include:
Fireworks (to include sparklers)
Games (football, baseball, Frisbee)
Fishing (at Fort McNair)
Water and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase (cash only) at
Whipple Field courtesy of DFMWR.
Wright Gate will be closed to vehicle traffic at 3 p.m. Pedestrian traffic can access
the Fort Myer portion of the joint base until 11 p.m.
Be aware that Arlington County will have road closures around the Fort Myer
and Henderson Hall portions of JBM-HH prior to the 4th of July fireworks. The
information is below under “Traffic, Roads, Grounds” and will be posted to
www.facebook.com/jbmhh and http://police.arlingtonva.us/.
New – Army Substance Abuse Program training in July
The Employee Assistance Program will host ASAP training for supervisors,
which includes the drug free workplace and prevention of violence in the workplace
training July 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.
ASAP training for non-supervisors, including drug free workplace and
prevention of violence in the workplace training is scheduled for July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Suicide prevention for civilians training is scheduled for July 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. If
anyone needs special accommodations, call 703-696-3787.
New – JBM-HH Library hosts summer reading program
Registration has begun for the JBM-HH Library’s summer reading program
running through Aug. 3.
Readers of all ages can participate in the program and this year’s theme is “Paws
to Read.” For more information or to sign up for this year’s program, call 703-696-3555.
Executive Management and Housing Directorate
As of June 30, the Executive Management and Housing Directorate will be closed
from noon to 1 p.m. daily. If you have any questions, call 703-696-1152.
Upcoming National Park Service historical commemorations
The National Park Service is hosting various Civil War Defenses of Washington
commemorations through July. The Battle of Fort Stevens Reenactment at Fort Ward
will take place July 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site,
4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. The free event will include living history
lessons, narrated skirmishes and music. For more information, call 703-746-4848 or visit
The National Park Service will also host a Civil War living history demonstration
and 150th Anniversary commemorative activities at Historic Fort Stevens, 13th and
Georgia Ave., NW, DC, 20011 July 10 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The free event will include
19th century crafts, music and children’s activities, historic talks and walks as well as
soldiers’ encampments. For more information, call 202-426-7723 or visit
Firecracker 5K Twinkie Challenge July 3
Registration is now open for the next run in the JBM-HH Commanders Race
series – the Firecracker 5K Twinkie Challenge. The race is scheduled for July 3 at the
Fort Myer Officers Club at 6:35 a.m. This race will be a 5K, but will also incorporate an
eating challenge of six Twinkies at the half-way mark.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers (runners will eat
six Twinkies at the 2.5K mark). There will also be prizes for the craziest individual
costume, craziest couples costume and craziest group (three or more) costume.
Register on www.jbmhhmwr.com. For more information, call 703-696-0594.
New Pentagram publication day
Starting July 3, the Pentagram newspaper will publish Thursdays. Accordingly,
all deadlines for content submission have also changed. Further, requests for Pentagram
coverage must be made no later than noon, Mondays, for publication in the following
week's edition. Content such as articles, commentaries and photographs submitted for
consideration of Pentagram publication must be submitted at least two weeks in
advance. News notes submissions must be submitted no later than noon, Wednesday
for consideration of publication in the following week's edition. More details on
submitting news notes can be found on page 5 of the Pentagram.
Job Fair slated Aug. 13
A job fair, open to all transitioning military, veterans and military family
members, will be held Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Pentagon City
Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Va. 22204.
Pre-register at www.civilianjobs.com and get more information at 678-819-4153.
ACAP Schedule updated for June
The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has been updated its seminars
and workshops schedule for the month of June. To find out more information about the
transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career resources
workshops available, log onto
The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events
For a list of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” upcoming events, log onto
All of the performances are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
This schedule is subject to change without prior notice. All outdoor concerts are subject
to cancellation due to weather considerations. Please call (703)696-3399 or visit
www.usarmyband.com for up-to-date information on concert cancellations.
Education and Career Services
For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614-
9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html.
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
Red Cross Babysitting Course available
A Red Cross Babysitting Course will be held on Quantico at the CDC South Aug.
11-12. This two-day course is open to ages 11-16 and is $29. For more information, or to
register, call 703-784-3652.
ACS Play Morning (Outdoor)
This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical
activity and socialization for parents. Play morning is scheduled for July 2, 9, 16, 23 and
30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. We will meet at the playground (Virginia Highlands Park, 1600
South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202) by the restrooms, weather permitting. Pre-
registration is encouraged. For questions: 703-696-3512.
This 2-part seminar scheduled for July 7 and 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS
Bldg. 201 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 or to register call 703-696-3512.
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 July 9 from
9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to
register call 703-696-3512.
Baby Sign Language
Teach your pre-verbal children to communicate by using sign language. This
class is for parents of infants 6-18 months old. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Class will be held July 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Pre-
registration requested. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your
new baby arrives. 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. Class is held July 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS
Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-
Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children
This course teaches adults simple and pro-active steps to help protect children
from sexual abuse. Open to parents, caregivers, and professionals. Class will be held
July 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir ACS, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Bldg. 200.
Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
MCCS Offers New Community Counseling Program
The new Community Counseling Program is designed to provide increased
access to counseling for Marines, sailors, and their families, and to focus on screening,
prevention, and intervention of stressors and problems to improve readiness and
quality of life. We offer individual, couple, family, child, and group counseling services.
All counselors are independently licensed and credentialed professionals who can work
with you to develop a plan and find solutions to meet your needs and help you
overcome stressors in your life. Call 703-614-7204 for an initial screening and to
schedule an appointment.
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
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.
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
To register, call 703-614-7204.
Traffic, Roads, Grounds
Arlington County Road Closures for the 4th
The Arlington County Police Department, US Park Police, and VDOT will close
multiple roadways on Friday, July 4th, 2014. These closures are designed to facilitate the
safe passage of large crowds for the Independence Day events and fireworks. Listed
below are the streets and times that will be affected:
6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Memorial Bridge / Memorial Circle
1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Marshall Drive from Route 110 to N. Meade Street
N. Meade St. from N. 14th St. to Marshall Dr.
3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
N. Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Route 50 (access to the Ft. Myer Heights
neighborhood will be from the Rhodes Street bridge)
Eastbound N. Fairfax Drive from N. Pierce Street to N. Fort Myer Drive
Exit ramp from westbound Route 50 to N. Lynn Street (Rosslyn exit)
Exit ramp from eastbound Route 50 to N. Meade Street (Rosslyn exit)
Long Bridge Dr. from Boundary Channel Dr. to S. 10th St.
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Eastbound Route 50 at N. Pershing Drive (detour at N. Barton Street or Washington
Columbia Pike between S. Orme Street and S. Joyce St.
S. Joyce Street between Army Navy Drive and Columbia Pike
Street parking in the areas of the US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), Long
Bridge Park, and Air force Memorial will be restricted. Motorists should be on the
lookout for temporary “No Parking” signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or
towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, please call 703-558-2222.
Arlington County residents and visitors are also reminded of the following:
Alcoholic beverages, grills, and fireworks are prohibited on county and federal
parkland during Independence Day events.
Vendors will not be allowed in the area of the US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo
Coolers and backpacks will be subject to search upon entry to the US Marine
Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) and Long Bridge Park.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. The Rosslyn
Metro stop on the Orange Line is approximately 5 blocks north of the US Marine Corps
War Memorial (Iwo Jima), and the Air Force Memorial is within walking distance of the
Pentagon City Metro station. Arlington County will be running shuttle buses to Long
Bridge Park from the Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations.
Any questions about traffic or street closings should be directed to the Special
Operations Section of the Arlington County Police Department at 703-228-4141. Any
information about planned July 4th events in the county can be viewed online at