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JBM-HH Bulletin April 22


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JBM-HH Bulletin April 22

  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 Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself . . . in a video, aphotograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page –keyword @JBMHH & our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happeningon Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of businessThursday in order to be in the following Monday’s Bulletin. NewsSequestration News Get the latest information and news on sequestration and how it will affect theDepartment of Defense by visiting the JBM-HH website your news published in the JBM-HH Email Bulletin Get your office’s important information in the weekly JBM-HH bulletin. To get itpublished email by Thursday at 4 p.m. For moreinformation call 703-696-2976.Email Bulletin now accessible on the JBM-HH website This Email Bulletin is now accessible on the JBM-HH website. For information onNews visit For information onFamily Readiness visit Forinformation on Traffic, Roads and Grounds These websites will beyour go-to locations to find out what’s happening on JBM-HH and will be updated
  2. 2. daily or as needed. In the near future we will be using email blasts/bulletins only foremergency or critical information.NEW - ACAP Classes available Soldiers leaving the military have a number of ways to ease their transition andmake finding the right job easier. The Army Career and Alumni Program has a numberof upcoming classes available. For more information Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit invites you to bring your lunch andlearn about health and wellness. A series of free 30-minute classes are held Tuesdaysand Thursdays, through April 25, 11:30 a.m. - noon. Topics are: “Work Well and BeHealthy: What You Can Do at Work to Keep Yourself Healthy” (April 23); and“Physical Activity for the Health of It: The Benefits of Having a Healthy Lifestyle”(April 25). The location is Bldg. 29. To register, and for room location, please call 703-614-5959.Gettysburg Trip The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victorythat ended General Robert E. Lees second and most ambitious invasion of the North.Learn more about this war, the people, the places, and the meaning of the war toAmericans today by visiting Gettysburg National Military Park with ITT. The packageincludes roundtrip transportation, admission to the museum, lunch buffet, and two-hour guided battlefield tour. The fee is $75 per person. To reserve, please call ITT at 571-483-1963.White Ribbon Campaign The Air Operations Group will host a White Ribbon Campaign, working to eradicatesexual violence among men and women, on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Look for the booth next to the Fort McNair Shoppette. Stop, make your pledge,collect and wear your ribbon all day. If you can’t wear it, let a family member wear itfor you.Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Coupons Available For the second year, the MCCS Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange is offeringa Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) contribution benefit coupon to customersfor a $5 contribution. When purchased, the coupon will entitle customers to specificpercent-off discounts applied to a one-time purchase on either April 22 or 23, formerchandise storewide (see coupon for exclusions). MCX Henderson Hall is pleased to be participating in the program. Patrons maypurchase the coupon from any point of sale and in Customer Service from now through
  3. 3. the final day of redemption, April 23, or as the supply of coupons lasts. Thecontribution is fully tax deductible. For more information, please call 703-979-8420.NEW – Documentary film "The Invisible War" shown during SexualAssault Awareness Month The MDW Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and Sexual Harassmentand Assault Response Program (SHARP) manager is showing the documentary filmcalled "The Invisible War" April 23 and 25 during Sexual Assault Awareness Month(April) at the JBM-HH Community Center (bldg. 405). The 2012 documentary film isabout sexual assault in the United States military, and will count toward the annualSHARP requirements for Army and Dept of Army Civilians who supervise Soldiers.The film may be viewed at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during both days. You must have a DoDissued ID card to attend.Future viewings of the film on Fort McNair will be scheduled for May/June. However,all DoD card holders are invited to attend the Fort Myer showings. For more information call 571-305-0010.NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” eventschedule"Pershings Own" Chamber Music SeriesMSG Antonio Giuliano, tenor A Tribute to PavarottiMemorial ChapelFort Myer, VATuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.Rush Hour Concert featuring The U.S. Army Concert BandNational World War II MemorialWashington, DCThursday, April 25 at 6 p.m.Left the afternoon rush hour behind and enjoy an early-evening concert by the membersof “Pershing’s Own.” Each performance in this series lasts approximately one hour, andis filled with an enjoyable blend of light classical, pop, and patriotic music. It’s theperfect way to enjoy springtime in Washington! Free, no tickets required.Brucker Hall on Fort MyerThe U.S. Army Blues with legendary jazz saxophonist Ernie WattsThursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolificsaxophone players in music. He has been featured on over 500 recordings by artistsranging from Cannonball Adderly to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettabletrademark sound. Free, no tickets required. Live audio from this performance will bestreamed via
  4. 4. Millennium StageThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsWashington, DCThe U.S. Army Woodwind Quintet in ConcertSunday, April 28 at 6 p.m.One of the premiere small chamber ensembles that make up “Pershing’s Own,” TheU.S. Army Woodwind Quintet presents a recital of works by Gunther Schuller, IrvingFine, Paquito D’Rivera, and a new work by SFC Jeff Cortazzo. Free, no tickets required.This performance will be streamed live via Acquisition Corps seeking eligible candidates for 51C and FA-51 reclassification The Army Acquisition Corps is growing the contracting corps and seeking eligiblecandidates for 51C and FA-51 reclassification. If you are an Officer (O-3-O-4) or NCO(E-5-E-6) interested in a career change you can attend a question and answer sessionTuesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town Hall building 243 on the Fort Myerportion of JBM-HH. For more information visit of Heroes The Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange invites you to honor your servicemember and military child. In recognition of “Month of the Military Child,” OperationMilitary Kids is providing photo frames to families for the purpose of posting in the“wall of heroes” in the MCX breezeway. Drop off your photo of your military childwith his or her active duty “hero” in uniform at Bldg. 12, School Liaison Office.Alternately, pick up a photo frame from the Marine Corps Exchange Customer Service.Photos will be displayed throughout April. For more information, please call 703-693-8378.Shred It Directorate of Environmental Management will hold a shredding event Tuesday,April 23 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Building 29 and from 10 to 11 a.m. at Building 62 on FortMcNair. On Wednesday, April 24, the “Shred it” vehicle will be at Henderson Hall andFort Myer on the following schedule: The truck will be at Henderson Hall’s Building 29 on Wednesday, April 24 from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. The truck will be at Fort Myer’s Bldg. 59 on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 11p.m. and at Fort Myer’s Bldg. 321 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here’s how it works: Bring whatever materials you have to be shredded. This can bein boxes, bags, piles – no problem. There is a limit of five boxes. JBM-HH’s partner inshredding will transfer your documents into a container to be lifted and tipped into theshredding unit. You can watch your documents being securely destroyed right on thetruck. Shred because you can prevent identity theft – those documents will be history;
  5. 5. all shredded material is recycled – good for the earth; and you will meet your neighborsand colleagues. Shred this: paper, manila folders, staples, paper clips, rubber bands. Don’t shred this: newspaper, credit cards, CDs, cardboard, three-ring binders,binder clips. In addition there will be an electronics shredding event on Thursday, April 25 atBuilding 321 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH from 9 to 11 a.m. Personal propertyonly.Questions? Call 703-696-3791.Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrates Holocaust RemembranceDay Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Holocaust Remembrance DayWednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the JBM-HH (Fort Myer side)Community Center (Bldg 405). Guest speaker will be Halina Litman Peabody, whoseAunt perished in the Holocaust. For more information call 703-696-2964.NEW – Community Town Hall Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and Military District ofWashington Commanding General MG Michael Linnington and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander COL Fern O. Sumpter cordially invite our residents andcustomers to the JBM-HH Town Hall, Wednesday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in theCommunity Activities Center, Building 405, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. If you have any questions, please call 703-696-8993.National Drug Take Back Day The 6th Annual National Drug Take Back Day is set for Thursday, April 25 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JBM-HH commissary. This is an opportunity for those who missedprevious events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unusedprescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. For more information call703-696-3900.UFC 159 at the Marine Club The Marine Club will show UFC 159, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, on Saturday,April 27. The Marine Club opens at 8 p.m. and offers a special fight menu. Departmentof Defense identification cards holders and their guests are welcome. Transportationfrom the barracks and from Marine Barracks Washington will be provided; check withyour unit for transportation times and pick up locations. For more information on thefight, please call 703-614-2125.Twilight Tattoo 2013 Schedule Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S.Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own."
  6. 6. Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. ArmyBlues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and DrumCorps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. This performance is free and open to the public. Due to budget constraintsunfortunately we will not have bleachers for Twilight Tattoo this year. Grass seating isavailable, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more informationon group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888. Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45p.m. Performances from May 1 through May 15 and May 29 through June 26 will belocated at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va.Performances from July 10 through Aug. 28 will be located at Whipple Field on JointBase Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please check prior to attending a specific date.Safety Fair The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) safety office (with assistance fromJBM-HH and Henderson Hall) will host a Safety Fair, Friday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Summerall field Parking lot. Topics will include Vehicle/Motorcycle andWeapons safety. All JBM-HH Servicemembers, their Families, DoD civilians andretirees and their guests are invited to attend. For more information call 703-696-4131.Army Substance Abuse Training for Civilians The training listed below will be held on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Building 230 from 1 to 2 p.m. Civilians are required to have twohours of Army Substance Abuse training which would include Drug Free Workplace(Substance Abuse Awareness) training and one hour of Suicide Awareness training. If an employee participated in the Suicide Awareness Stand Down they will havemet the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line itwill also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations orthere are any questions call 703-696-3787. o 7 May Drug Free Workplace Supervisor o 8 May Drug Free Workplace Non-SupervisorTAPS Good Grief Camp seeks active duty servicemembers, recentveterans in Washington, D.C. area The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a nonprofit organizationthat provides immediate and long-term support and care to the families of our nationsfallen heroes. Over Memorial Day Weekend we will be holding our 19th Annual TAPSSurvivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in the DC area hosting children and teens fromacross the country. What makes our camp unique are the active duty men and womenand recent veterans who volunteer to provide one-on-one mentoring to the children of
  7. 7. our deceased service members. We are expecting approximately 500 children to visitthe DC area to learn coping skills and support systems. You can help by volunteeringyour time over Memorial Day Weekend to this very special cause. Mentors’ Role: Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved onewhile serving in the military. The children range from 4 to 19 years old and each agegroup will be led by an experienced and trained grief facilitator. As a TAPS militarymentor, you will serve as a “big brother/sister” to these children, to remind them thatthey are not forgotten and still very much a part of the military family.Mentors’ Schedule:Mandatory Training May 22, 6 to 9 p.m. or May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 25, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 27(optional) Arlington Cemetery Ceremony indress uniformUniform: Casual (shorts, jeans, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.). Each Mentor will receivetwo (2) TAPS t-shirts to be worn for all activities Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Cost: None. During the camp, you will eat all meals with your Mentee. There isparking available at specific locations that will be at no cost.Where: The training sessions and majority of activities will occur at the Marriott CrystalGateway in Crystal City, VA. For all other activities outside the hotel, bustransportation will be provided. For more information about the TAPS Good Grief Camp or to register as a Mentor,please go to and click on the “Memorial Weekend Register Today” linkand then register as a “Good Grief Camp Mentor.” Should you have any questions orneed a letter requesting time off, please email or call 1-800-959-TAPS(8277). Deadline is May 7.This notice is of common interest to the military community and does not imply Department of Defenseendorsement of a commercial entity.NEW – Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on September 11,2001. On Thursday, May 16 Jane Davis, author of "First Aid For Heroes" will tell herstory of the days leading up to 9/11, her volunteering at Ground Zero in New York Cityfor six and a half weeks, and the ensuing ten years, punctuated by defining lifemoments. Please join the Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area(AOWCGWA) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Koran Room of the Fort Myer OfficersClub in welcoming AOWCGWA member and author Jane Davis. May’s menu includes salad, Shrimp Alfredo, mixed vegetables and Crème Brule withfresh fruit for dessert. The price is set at $20.00. Reservations must be received no laterthan Tuesday, May 7 and can be made online through Pay Pal or by mailing the reservation form (found online or fromReservation Chair) and $20 check made out to "AOWCGWA" to AOWCGWA
  8. 8. Reservations, 205 B Lee Avenue, Fort Myer, Va. 22211. For more information call 703-717-9191.Job Fair The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a Job Fair fortransitioning servicemembers, their families, veterans and DoD civilians Thursday,May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JBM-HH Community Center, Building 405. Inaddition there will be a job fair preparatory event Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. tonoon at Building 405 where you will learn ways to prepare your resume and how todress for success. For more information call 703-696-9603.Boots to Business Workshop The Career Resource Management Center announces a new Small BusinessAdministration “Boots to Business” workshop May 13 and 14 in Building 29, room 201on the Henderson Hall side of JBM-HH. Geared toward transitioning military servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans, the workshop is designed to determine ifstarting a business is right for you. After the two-day workshop, each participant willhave a Feasibility Analysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future businessplanning. The workshop is free, and reservations must be made by calling 703-614-6828.WMZQ to host live radio show on Joint Base-Myer Henderson HallMay 16 As part of their Military Appreciation Week 98.7 WMZQ-FM will broadcast theirmorning radio show live from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Join Morning DJ Boxeras he broadcasts from outside the JBM-HH Community Center and Dining FacilityThursday, May 16 from 5 – 9 a.m. Units from every service are asked to come out andenjoy the show. Rain or shine the show still goes on. The rain location will be inside thecommunity center. Call 703-696-2976 for more information. Family ReadinessAnger & Stress Management MCCS Henderson Hall’s Behavioral Health Branch offers a continuing Anger &Stress Management workshop Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Held in Building 12, the eight-part workshop’s topics include dealing with stress, empathy, learning to responddifferently to situations, identifying negative self talk, communication skills, adjustingexpectations, time outs, and forgiveness. Registration is required and referrals arewelcome. The workshops are available as unit PME’s upon request. For moreinformation, please call 703-614-7204.
  9. 9. MCCS Marine & Family Programs MCCS Henderson Hall offers a wide range of services to Marines and their familymembers throughout the National Capital Region and beyond to a 105-square mile areaaround Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Through a robust outreach program, theprograms provide information on topics such as relocation assistance, school liaisonservices, education and career resources, personal financial management, andcounseling support. For an overview of the services available, please & Child Series: Stress Management This presentation is for parents and their children (12 yrs old and older). Spring canbe a stressful time for students. Parents and children will learn how to recognizesources of stress and create a family plan to help manage those stressors. Participantswill receive a copy of Fighting Invisible Tigers’. The next class is set for Tuesday, April23, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Cody Child Development Center, Teen Lounge. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Anger Management (introductory level presentation for adults) Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying whatoccurs in their personal life when they make the choice to react to situations with anger.The next class is set for Wednesday, April 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the ACS Classroom,Bldg 201. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and toregister.Smooth Move The next Smooth Move class is set for Thursday, April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at theJBM-HH MCCS building 12. Smooth Move is an informal joint service brief forServicemembers planning to PCS. Learn about your new duty station, moving withTRICARE, arranging household goods shipment with Transportation Office,Sponsorship, Housing. To register, call 703-696-0153/0156.“Pinwheels & Pins” This Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month closing ceremony and a celebrationis in honor of our Military Children. Enjoy family oriented entertainment, and freebowling. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Joint BaseMyer-Henderson Hall Community Center Ballroom. Pre-registration for bowling isrequired as space is limited. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Moving Families Through Change The seminar is designed to provide parents with tools to create an effective co-parenting relationship through the separation & divorce process. The seminar is set for
  10. 10. Tuesday, April 30, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the ACS Classroom, Bldg 201. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDCaveats: NONE