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JBM-HH Bulletin September 9


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JBM-HH Bulletin September 9

  1. 1. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fort Myer, Va.  Fort McNair, Washington D.C.  Henderson Hall, Va. News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Check out the JBM-HH website at Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll, more. Go to and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page – keyword @JBMHH – and our Flickr page for the latest downloadable photos of all the activities happening on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. REMINDER: bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be used in the following Monday’s Bulletin. News New -- Full scale exercise slated Sept. 12 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will participate in a full-scale exercise Thursday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The exercise will include simulated responses by emergency, fire and rescue personnel. Do not be alarmed by the increased security. All exercise staff will be clearly identified. If you have any questions, please call 703-696-3290. New -- Get mandatory training in before the fiscal year ends The Army Substance Abuse Program training -- mandatory for all Department of Defense employees -- schedule for September (the final month of the fiscal year) is below. All training is from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 230, on the Fort Myer portion of the Joint Base: Tuesday, Sept. 10 -- Violence in the Workplace (training for anyone who cannot connect to the online training) Wednesday, Sept. 11 -- Suicide Prevention If you need special accommodations to attend the classes or need more information about the classes, call Carol Frazelle at 703-696-3787. New -- Need help? Know someone who does? Suicide is preventable The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans and their loved ones in crisis with
  2. 2. 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 New -- DSTRESSLINE open to all, a service of USMC The United States Marine Corps challenges Marines and all service personnel: 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 877-476-7734. New -- Hear ‘Lt. Dan’ Band in concert, enjoy free picnic Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will be in concert at Fort Belvoir Wednesday, Sept. 11. The event, a Gary Sinise Foundation Invincible Spirit Festival in partnership with the USO, is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Pullen Field, Fort Belvoir. It includes a free cookout orchestrated by celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and children’s activities as well as the concert. Bring your blankets, pillows and low chairs; don’t bring personal grills or glass bottles. New -- Security office closed through Sept. 11 The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Security Office in Building 59 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base is closed today, Friday, Sept. 6 through Wednesday, Sept. 11. If you have an emergency requiring security office information, contact Enoch Godbolt, director of plans, training, mobilization and security at 703-696-7567. Survivor Outreach Services offers financial seminar Survivor Outreach Services is hosting a financial seminar Thursday, Sept. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Army Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This seminar is limited to Surviving Family Members. Special guest and speaker is a representative from the Office of Survivors Assistance, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who will discuss VA benefits and answer questions. Check for more information on the federal office in support of survivors. Call 703-696-8847 or email to RSVP. New -- Learn about investing Learn about investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the Thrift Savings Plan Thursday, Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 20 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, room 204. Register and get more information at 703-614-6950.
  3. 3. New -- ‘Meet the Recruiter’ job fair event Sept. 12 Meet recruiters Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Community Activities Center, Building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Some of the companies recruiting and hiring include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Border Patrol, Arlington County Police Department, Northrop Grumman and more. Register to attend at, then follow these instructions: 1. Interviewee should go to the website of the company of interest and review positions available. 2. Copy job announcements (and bring to interview) and tailor your resume to the job or jobs for which you are applying. 3. Specify the interview time you prefer. This is not necessarily guaranteed, but an attempt will be made to get as close as possible. This event is hosted by Army Career and Alumni Program, the Virginia Employment Commission and Army Community Service. For more information, call 703-696-9603. See a schedule for upcoming seminars, workshops and check out the timeline on how you should plan your transition from military to civilian life at and click on Army Career and Alumni Program under “Hot Topics,” right side of the page. Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Belvoir The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital the second Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be Sept. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Urology Clinic, Sunrise Pavilion, 2nd floor. Spouses/partners invited. For more information, contact COL (Ret) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or Urinary incontinence talk at Fort Belvoir The Prostate Cancer Support group is sponsoring a presentation on urinary incontinence following prostate surgery. It will be Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332. Spouses/partners invited. For more information, contact Col. (Ret.) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or Behavioral health topics The Marine Corps Community Services Behavioral Health Branch offers weekly meetings throughout the month. A men’s domestic violence intervention group (STOP) meets Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 12’s conference room; an anger management workshop meets Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. (location to be announced); a women’s support and empowerment group also meets -- call for information on this group. For details and more information on all groups and other services provided to active duty personnel and their families, call 703-614-7204. New -- Coin collectors sought
  4. 4. Pentagram Staff Writer Jim Dresbach would like to do a story on those of us who have a collection (large or small) of commander’s coins (sometimes called challenge coins). If you have a collection of coins or even one or a few coins, have an interesting, funny or unique story about them or just want to say what the coin means to you, contact him at 703-696-5488 or Zembiec Pool closed for transition to winter hours The Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is closed for transition to winter hours. The dome will be placed on top of the pool in the next few weeks, and the start of winter hours will be announced. For more information call 703-693-7351. New -- Semper Fit intramural flag football Registration is open for Semper Fit’s intramural football league. Games are played select weekdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning in October on the Fort Myer field. League play is open to all authorized patrons, and teams consist of 20 players plus a coach. The season ends in late November. Rosters are available online at and in person at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium and the Semper Fit Office in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base. For more information, call 703-697-2705. New -- Army Family Action Plan the way to growth The Army Family Action Plan is the Army’s grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, Department of the Army civilians and families to senior leaders for action. To enter an issue for consideration, use the AFAP Issue Management System at Army OneSource:; go to Family Programs and Services in the top left; then go to Army Family Action Plan Issue Management System. You can search for or submit a new issue, and let your voice be heard. The deadline to submit issues for fiscal year 2014 consideration is Oct. 31, 2013. Want to learn more about AFAP? Attend one of scheduled sessions, grab a slice of pizza and learn how to write an AFAP issue! Registration is required: call 703-696-1229. AFAP Issue Development Training: *Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must register by Sept. 16 *Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must register by Oct. 7 Both training classes will be held in ACS, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. For more information and to register, call Robin Cordovez at 703-696-1229. New -- Joint Base Chaplain announces 24/7 phone for ‘On Call Duty Chaplain’ Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Joint Base Chaplain is instituting the “On Call
  5. 5. Duty Chaplain” telephone and number for individuals to call and talk with a chaplain, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 202-236-4901. New -- Learn to prevent, protect, prepare at annual preparedness expo The annual Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s Emergency Preparedness Exposition is Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fitness Center on the Fort Lesley J. McNair side of the joint base. For more information, call 202-685-4181. New -- EFMP respite care reimbursement program workshop A workshop on the Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care Reimbursement program use and the changes that will be effective this October is Monday, Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m. Building 12 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, conference room. This brief outlines the background, use, requirements, level of need and changes to the respite care policy. The course is available via WebEx by request, as well as face-to- face at Henderson Hall. To attend the workshop, please register by Sept. 25 by calling 703-614-7204. New -- Job-seeker classes slated The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds three classes in September for job seekers. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m., learn about the federal SES application process. Wednesday, Sept. 18, pick up résumé writing tips at a class held 9 a.m. – noon. Thursday, Sept. 19, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m. All classes are held in Building 29 on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, Room 104. Registration is required. Call 703-614-6828. Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Walter Reed The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the 3rd Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be Sept. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room (next to the Prostate Center), 3rd floor. Spouses/partners invited. Military ID required for base access. For men without a military ID, call Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 48 hours prior to event for base access. For more information, contact Col. (Ret.) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or Rader Clinic holding car wash Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic personnel are holding a car wash Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rader parking lot near the side entrance and gazebo.
  6. 6. Mark your calendars and line up for a wash. Something new, easier, better on the way Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, we’re going to do something different with the way you receive the Bulletin. You’ll still get all the information, and you’ll get the notice -- just like with this one -- but you’ll be able to click on a link and go to a PDF. This will be easier on the eyes, and the new format on SlideShare will allow you to view the Bulletin anywhere, at your convenience, not just at your government desktop email. You also have the capability to download the PDF. JBM-HH DPW Building Coordinators It is time once again for the “JBM-HH DPW Building Coordinators Training,” set for Sept. 17, 18 and 19 according to the following schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Town Hall (Building 243 on the Fort Myer side of JBM_HH) - from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Building 62, National Defense University, IRMC, Room 184 on the Fort McNair side of the base - from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 - Town Hall (Building 243 - Fort Myer) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-696-0477. Devil Dog 7K Race Registration is open for the Sept. 18 Devil Dog 7K Race, starting from the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium at 6:35 a.m. For details and the registration link visit Family Readiness ‘Hearts Apart’ to meet “Hearts Apart,” the support group for spouses, fiancées, parents or significant others of deployed or geographically separated military and civilian personnel, will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 139, 3445 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. This group is designed to be a fun networking opportunity for those experiencing separation from a loved one. To register, contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or . New -- Stress Management (introductory for adults) There will be a Stress Management (introductory level presentation for adults), Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, the ACS classroom on the Fort Myer side of the joint base.
  7. 7. Participants will complete a Stress Profile and receive information on the impact unmanaged stress has on their life, review options for managing stress and receive materials to assist them in developing their own unique stress management plan. Registration is required: contact 703-696-3512 or ‘Welcome to Germany’ class slated Come to Army Community Service for the 411 on Germany Thursday, Sept. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. in ACS’s Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH. Learn about sponsorship, household shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as culture and language. To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or New -- Spouse ‘meet and greet’ set An opportunity for newly arrived spouses to meet other spouses and get information about the joint base and the surrounding area is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at Army Community Service, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM- HH. To register contact Kelly Weidner at 703-696-0153 or New -- Anger management class slated An anger management (introductory level presentation for adults), will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 201, ACS classroom, on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Participants will learn about 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. Registration is required: contact 703-696-3512 or New -- Make it a ‘Smooth Move’ “Smooth Move” is an informal joint service briefing for service members planning to make a Permanent Change of Station -- PCS. Next session is Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Marine and Family Services, Building 12 on the Henderson Hall side of JBM-HH. Learn about your new duty station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household goods shipment with the Transportation Office, sponsorship, housing and more. To register, contact Willie Acevedo at 703-614-7202 or Traffic, Roads and Grounds New -- Pressure washing to have little impact on traffic
  8. 8. A company working through the Corps of Engineers will be at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9 and 10 to pressure wash gate buildings in the morning hours. The gates affected include, on the Myer-Henderson Hall portion of the joint base Henry, Wright and Hatfield Gates (Fort Myer) and Gates 1 and 3 (Henderson Hall). On the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, this includes the Ceremonial and 2nd Street Gates. Times are approximate and workers may complete the job early or take the full two days. Interference for traffic will be minimal, but drive and walk using extra caution at the gates these days. For more information, call 703-588-2810.