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JBM-HH Bulletin July 1, 2014


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JBM-HH Bulletin July 1, 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 To view this bulletin online, go to the JBM-HH SlideShare page at JBM-HH Bulletin – June 23 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds Independence Day holiday information on JBM-HH 4th 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 703-696-6635. *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.
  2. 2. *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 appointment. *CYSS- Closed *ACS- Closed *Fort Myer Fitness Center - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Fort McNair Fitness Center- Closed *Library- 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
  3. 3. 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) Strollers Chairs Phones Cameras (in accordance with JBM-HH photo policy) Items prohibited include: Weapons Grills Glass containers Fireworks (to include sparklers) Alcohol Pets 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.
  4. 4. 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 and News 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
  5. 5. 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 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 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 for up-to-date information on concert cancellations.
  6. 6. Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614- 9104 or visit 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 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 Family Readiness 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. TransParenting 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. Stress Management
  7. 7. 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. Baby Bundles 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- 3512. 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.
  8. 8. 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 retirees. To register, call 703-614-7204. Traffic, Roads, Grounds Arlington County Road Closures for the 4th of July 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
  9. 9. 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 Blvd.) 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 Jima). 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