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JBM-HH Bulletin April 29, 2014


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JBM-HH Bulletin April 29, 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 – April 28 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News New – Cinco de Mayo 5K run/ 1 mile walk May 2 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation will host its third race of the 2014 Commanders Race Series May 2 at 6:30 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Bldg. 414 on the Fort Myer Portion of the joint base. Register online at by April 30 or the day of the race between 5:30 and 6:15 a.m. For more information, call 703-696-0594. ( m7m199659a8f6) New – Grant Hall open house May 3 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a Public Open House of Grant Hall's historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base in southwest Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Members of the public are invited to the open house, which is free to attend. Please be advised, however, that the third floor courtroom is only accessible by walking up two flights of stairs. Due to the historical nature of the structure, the building has no elevator. For more information, visit Inaugural_Open_House_of_Historic_Courtroom/. New – MCCS Java Café Announces New Look, Menu, Hours
  2. 2. MCCS Henderson Hall’s MCX Java Café offers expanded seating, additional menu items, and, by customer request, longer hours beginning Monday, May 5. The café sports a new look, with seating expanded into the MCX. New offerings include healthy snack trays, vegan and vegetarian options, warm sandwiches, and a salad topping bar to complete a bowl of romaine or spring mix. The Java Café extends operating hours to weekdays 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A Grand Refresh Celebration begins with a ribbon-cutting Monday, May 5, at 9 a.m. For details, visit New – Home Run Derby registration opens May 1 Registration opens May 1 for the “Home Run Derby” scheduled for June 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the softball field. Register through June 3 online at: . Complete rules are available online. Prizes will be awarded to the top three challengers. Spectators are welcome to cheer. Free hotdogs while supplies last. For more information, call 703-693-4730. New – Iwo Jima 7K race registration now open Registration is open for the Iwo Jima 7K Race, to be held May 21 at 6:30 a.m. Awards and gift certificates will be presented to the top three overall finishers, male and female. Details and link to register are at For more information, call 703-614-5959. New – Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Safety Day May 16 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host in coordination with the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) its annual Safety Day, scheduled for May 16 from 1o a.m. to 2 p.m. at Summerall Field. This free event is open to the entire joint base community. There will be many hands on demonstrations as well as tables with information available. For more information, call 703-696-0828. New – Lunch and Learn sessions available now Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host three Lunch and Learn sessions in May. The sessions will focus on smart phone tutorials. Sessions are May 7, 14 and 21 and are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information, or to register, email New – Be in the MWR know Join the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall FMWR text network to receive exclusive offers, information and more. Text “OKFMWR” to 99000 to be entered to win
  3. 3. cool prizes. Be sure to follow JBMHHFMWR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest as well. For more information, or to register, email New – Screen on the Green May 10 Henderson Hall Family Readiness Office announces its next Family Movie Night at Marine Barracks Washington. Please review the attached flyer and sign up today at: Scroll down and select "Henderson Hall Family" and then complete your registration. Bus transportation will be available from HH to MBW; please email the FRO to reserve a stop on the bus; 45 spots available. New – Presidential Salute Battery drills being conducted The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery will be conducting crew drills, which includes the firing of blank rounds, every Tuesday morning from 7-8 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. This is a reoccurring event, which will occur every Tuesday unless mission dictates that it be cancelled. For more information, call 703-696-3290. Conversion from Air-Conditioning to heating The Directorate of Public Works is conducting the annual change-over process from converting facility systems from heating to air-conditioning throughout JBM-HH for the upcoming summer season. All facilities should have their air conditioning system properly operating by May 5th. There may be some unseasonable warm or cool periods during this transition, and building occupants may experience some discomfort. Based on weather forecasts and past history, this is the best time to do the conversion. During the conversion period, please refrain from calling in service orders for “no heat” or “no air conditioning” unless it is an emergency or in a facility that has been designated as a Key Mission Critical Facility. DPW work crews will be diverted from the above priorities only for emergency repair. In general, heat and air conditioning emergencies are defined as instances in which indoor temperatures are below 55 degrees or above 90 degrees. If you have such an emergency, please call (703) 696-3263/64/65. For additional information call 703-696-3820. Sunrise photo opportunity at Arlington National Cemetery As part of the celebration of Flickr’s 10th birthday, Arlington National Cemetery will be hosting a sunrise photo shoot at the cemetery on Sunday, May 4 from 5 to 7 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
  4. 4. Register online at:, select "May, 4th #Flickr10 Photo Walk." This is an opportunity for both professional and amateur photographers to capture the cemetery at sunrise. There will be two vantage points to capture sunrise photos: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Memorial Ampitheater and the flag pole in front of the Arlington House. Participants must select on location to capture the sunrise. All media intending to cover the service must RSVP via email to: by Friday, May 2 at noon. Auto Skills Center temporary closure April 30-May 6 The Auto Skills Center located in Bldg. 227 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will temporarily be closed April 30 through May 6 due to personnel staffing. For more information, call 703-696-3387. EEO Training cancelled April 30 The Equal Employment Opportunity training scheduled for April 30 at the Town Hall has been cancelled. The next scheduled workforce training is May 28 in the Town Hall building located on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information, call 703-696-6258. Volunteers needed for TAPS Good Grief Camp The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is in need of volunteers for this year’s TAPS Good Grief Camp, supporting children of fallen military members over the Memorial Day weekend. Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved one while serving in the military. This camp will be held over the Memorial Day weekend and there is mandatory training prior to the camp on May 21 or 22. For more information about the camp and the volunteer requirements, log onto or call 800-959-TAPS (8277). Slice of Summer scramble golf tournament Get in on the JBM-HH “Slice of Summer Golf Tournament” May 16, 2 p.m., at the Fort Belvoir Gunston Golf Course (north post). Format will be four-person teams playing a best ball. Individual player registration is $70; Team registration (four players) is $280 per team. Awards will be given base3d on the group or team’s overall score. See what’s included in registration fees and get more information at links/2014%20Slice%20of%20Summer%20flyer.pdf. AAFES’ Food Truck now available The Fort McNair Food Truck has arrived with spring. See the complete menu and schedule at SlideShare at
  5. 5. menu14apr14. Monday and Wednesday, the Truck will park at the Exchange Express (Shoppette) on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the truck will park in the vicinity of Building 21 (Fort McNair) near the picnic area. The Food Truck will not work Fridays, but the Fort McNair Officers Club will still serve lunch, and will continue the Soul Food Buffet. School Physical appointments available for scheduling Rader Army Health Clinic is now scheduling appointments for 2014-2015 school and sport physicals. These appointments are available for Tricare Prime children assigned to Rader Pediatric Clinic. It is recommended to make the appointment early because space is limited and appointments fill fast. To schedule an appointment, call 855-227-6331. Rape Aggression Defense Systems workshops offered Marine Corps Community Services offers self-defense workshops for Department of Defense females age 12 and up. Workshops are held at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall and at commands in the National Capital Region and are taught by certified R.A.D. Systems instructors. For more information, please call 703-614-7204 or visit ‘Ruach Warrior’ Bible study The “Ruach Warrior” weekly Bible study is held Wednesdays from 11:30 to noon in the Henderson Hall Chapel. This is a non-denominational study of the Bible. Refreshments provided. Call 703-614-9280 for more information. Bowling Center renovations The Bowling Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will undergo heating/air conditioning repairs began April 14, which will last approximately 6-8 weeks. During this time, the Bowling Center will not have heat or A/C, but is scheduled to remain open for services. We will update as more information becomes available. For more information, call 703-696-0299. Finger printing no longer done at DES, moved to Security Office All fingerprinting is now conducted at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Security Office, located in Bldg. 59, Room B9 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Finger prints will ONLY be conducted by appointment. Please call 703-696-0756/8341 to schedule your appointment. Pentagon household goods assistance
  6. 6. All personnel assigned to the Pentagon or any of its agencies who are PCSing, separating or retiring and in need of household goods shipment assistance, should contact the personal property processing office at Fort Belvoir. You may contact the Logistics Services Washington at 9301 Chapek Rd., Bldg. 1458, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060; phone 703-545-0002. A copy of your orders is required and can be faxed to 703-602-0337. 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. Veterinary Clinic is now ICE enabled Customers are now able to make ICE (interactive customer evaluation) comments for, to and about the Veterinary Clinic, Building 239 on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. To give the Vet Clinic a comment, complaint or compliment, click on*DoD, and help improve the quality of customer service. Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614- 9104 or visit 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 DSTRESS available 24/7
  7. 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 New – TransParenting This 2-part seminar held May 5 and 12 from 9-11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, 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: 703-696-3512 or email <> New – Play Morning (Outdoor) This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical activity and socialization for parents. Play morning dates are May 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10-11:30 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 or email New – Play Morning (Indoor) Play, songs, and story time for preschool children 0-5 years old. Enhance children’s social and cognitive skills while parents support each other through sharing ideas, parenting experiences, concerns and information. Space is limited and pre- registration is required. Play morning dates are May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Sequoia Plaza, Third Floor, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email
  8. 8. New – Your Personality Communicates This personality training is designed to help you develop a better understanding of your personality; provide tools to enhance communication skills, and tips for overcoming personality challenges. Each participant will receive an individual personality assessment and training materials. Class is May 8 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at JBM-HH Community Activities Center, Bldg. 405. Registration requested. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email New – Survival Skills101 Missing the tools to survive in this world? In this 4-part series, you will learn how to use your strengths to improve your personal and professional life. Learn how to manage difficult emotions, effectively communicate with others, and enhance conflict resolution skills. Registration required. Classes are May 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email . 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 scheduled for May 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email 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 May 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email New – Baby Bundles Prepare your home and your relationship for the changes that are needed when your 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 May 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512 or email 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
  9. 9. 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. Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children This course, scheduled for April 30 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Army Community Service Bldg., teaches adults simple and proactive steps to help protect children from sexual abuse. Open to parents, caregivers, and professionals. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512 or email Blue Tie Affair: Recognizing Our Children’s Heroes Join the JBM-HH community as we honor individuals that have committed their time and effort to enhancing the safety of our children. This event, scheduled for April 30 from 3-4 p.m. at the Community Center. (Bldg. 405) is open to all. For more information, call (703) 696-3512. 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 Summerall Field parking lot closed April 29 and 30
  10. 10. Summerall Field parking lot will be closed April 28 at 9 p.m. in support of a ceremony. The parking lot will reopen April 29 after the ceremony is complete. Summerall Field parking lot will also be closed April 29 at 9 p.m. in support of a ceremony. The lot will reopen again April 30 after the ceremony is complete. Any vehicles left in the parking lot during these closures will be towed at the owner’s expense.