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JBM-HH Bulletin February 3, 2014

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JBM-HH Bulletin February 3, 2014

  1. 1. Trouble reading this e-mail? Right click on the panel above the address box and check "Display as HTML." 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 – Feb. 3 To submit information for publication in the bulletin, please email Usarmy.jbmhh.asa.list.pao-all@mail.mil News Family Readiness Traffic, Roads and Grounds News New – Tax Centers open, free! Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has TWO (2 – count ‘em) tax centers to take care of all of us at tax time.  There is the Military District of Washington Tax Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base in Building 205 (new location from previous years) 101 Bloxon Street. This Tax Center is now open for appointments or walk-ins Monday through Friday and every other Saturday (Monday, Wednesday and Friday -8:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and every other Saturday, Feb. 8-April 12 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – walk ins only.  There is the Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Tax Center aboard the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base, Building 29, Room 105. They are open now from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are not necessary, but appointments are available for more complex tax returns. Bring your military ID, all W2s, all 1099s, 1098s, etc., social security cards for all family members, EIN for day care providers, all documents supporting deductions and credits, copies of your 2012 federal and state tax returns, tax power of attorney or IRS form 2848 (POA). Call 703-693-7001 for more information and to make an appointment.
  2. 2. See details at www.facebook.com/jbmhh#!/MYERTAXCENTER and call 703696-1040 for more information and an appointment. NEW – Marine Corps Exchange to undergo renovations Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Henderson Hall announces an upcoming renovation to the Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) on Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall. Equipment and crews have begun arriving to facilitate the construction of an additional 7,455 square feet to the third floor of the existing store. The project’s start date is February 3. The renovation is projected to take approximately eight months. When completed, the additional space will allow the Navy Exchange (NEX) Uniform Shop to move from its temporary location on the Physical Training (PT) Field near the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium into space on the MCX third floor. Other departments expected to be added include children’s clothing and accessories and firearms. Pedestrians and drivers should expect to encounter detours during the construction. Some parking already has been impacted in the flood basin, the base of operations for the contractor. In upcoming weeks, a construction crane will be moved into place near the rear of the MCX. Updates to detours, impacts, and access to MCCS facilities will be posted to the MCCS website, www.mccsHH.com. For their safety, patrons are asked to obey all signage in and around the construction site. Any concerns may be directed to MCCS Operations at 571-483-1947. New – Job announcements Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hiring a cook supervisor. Check out the USAJobs link for the job listing. The listing closes Feb. 5. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360583400 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hiring an Operations Assistant. Check out the USAJobs link for the job listing. The listing closes Feb. 6. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358826400 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hiring for the position of waiter. Check out the USAJobs link for the job listing. The listing closes Feb. 12. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358821000 New – Henderson Hall Chaplain’s office update The kitchen in the Henderson Hall Chaplain’s office (Bldg. ) is scheduled to reopen Feb. 7 beginning at 11 a.m. There will be food available; donations are accepted and will be
  3. 3. contributed to the Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall birthday ball. For more information, call 703-693-4732. NEW – Mobile DMV to visit Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program will sponsor the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mobile unit Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Bowling Center and Spates Community Club. They will provide all or most services provided at a regular DMV office. The mobile until provides JBM-HH Servicemembers, their Families, DoD civilians and retirees a different and convenient venue exclusively without having to go to a regular office. For more information call 703-696-9603. Rader Clinic opens enrollment to adults, children Andrew Rader Health Clinic is opening up enrollment to adult and pediatric patients. Priority will go to Tricare Prime eligible beneficiaries, though Tricare For Life will also be considered. Below is the information you need for enrollment: Who: Military Healthcare Beneficiaries wanting to get their primary care at Rader Health Clinic What: Bring your DEERS ID Card and inquire about signing up for RelayHealth as well (Note: using Relay Health is not a requirement for enrollment) When: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with exception of Thursday, which is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Andrew Rader Business Operations (703-696-3464 or 703-696-3452) , Rader Clinic Tricare Service Center - 703-248-2831 or Healthnet Federal Services at 1-877-8742273. Rader Dental Clinic closed Feb. 26; no sick call Feb. 13 Rader Dental Clinic, Building 525 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall, will close for mandatory staff training Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. In addition, there will be no “sick call” at the Rader Dental Clinic – from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. – but all other appointments will still occur. In an emergency during this time, report to the Fort Belvoir Dental Clinic between 7 and 7:30; or return to Rader the following day. For more information, call 703-696-3460. Henderson Hall CONAD Pentagon road show CONAD (Consolidated Administration) will be conducting a road show at the Pentagon every Wednesday unless otherwise advised. The road show will be located in Room 4B548 (Division of Public Affairs Conference Room) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CONAD will continue with the road shows every Wednesday at the same location in order to provide administrative support for the Marines who work in the Pentagon.
  4. 4. CONAD sends e-mails to Marines who are due to have their triennial audits, dependent over 21 audits and CSB audits completed on a weekly basis. For more information, call 703-614-7171. Barber Shop Renovations The Barber Shop on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base will be open Feb. 3-5 from 8:30 a.m. and close early at 1 p.m. and will be closed February 6-7. Regular hours are expected to resume Saturday, February 8. For more information, please call 703-979-8420. Free throw – test your skills Come test your skills! The Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium will have a free throw contest Friday, Feb. 14 starting at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to authorized patrons age 18 and older. Registration ends Feb. 11. Contestants have one minute to shoot 15 basketballs from the free throw line. The contestant who makes the most shorts will be declared champion, and prizes will be awarded for the top three performers. For more information, call 703-614-8759. To register, visit http://conta.cc/1jzDxTk or go to the MCCS website, www.mccsHH.com/smithgym.html for a link to register. Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Belvoir The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital the 2nd Thursday of every month. Next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Urology Clinic, Sunrise Pavilion, 2nd floor. Spouses/partners invited. For more information, contact COL (ret) Jane Hudak at 301319-2918 or jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil. 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 Thursday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 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 to Walter Reed. For those without a military ID, call Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least two business days prior to event for base access. For more information, contact COL (Ret) Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil. Army Career and Alumni Program schedule through March ACAP has scheduled seminars and workshops – including retirement and ETS workshops, entrepreneur and smart investment seminars, federal resume workshops and more. See the ACAP schedule here for activities through March. Roll up your sleeves, give the gift of life
  5. 5. The Armed Services Blood Program provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war. As a joint operation among the military services, the Department of Defense ASBP has many components working together to collect, process, store, distribute and transfuse blood worldwide. To find out more about the Armed Services Blood Program or to schedule an appointment, visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with some of the staff, see photos or get the latest news, visit www.facebook.com/militaryblood, www.flickr.com/militaryblood and www.twitter.com/militaryblood. Education and Career Services For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, please phone 703614-9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html. Stay Connected Keep aware of MCCS Henderson Hall activities by liking mccsHH on Facebook and following mccsHH on Twitter. Also visit our website, www.mccsHH.com on a mobile device? You'll be automatically redirected to our mobile site. Civilian employees need annual leave assistance JBM-HH Directorate of Families and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee Leonard Toyer, Directorate of Human Resources employee Edward Green, Directorate of Public Works employees Myrtle Bowen and Rich Richards, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security employee Shari Dixon, and Rader Health Clinic employee Frank Housen are approved recipients of the civilian personnel annual leave donor program. Due to medical issues, they have exhausted both sick and annual leave. Department of the Army civilian employees who would like to donate annual leave to Toyer, Green, Housen, Bowen, Richards and Dixon must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Within Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630a.pdf. If you are a federal government civilian employee outside the Department of the Army and want to donate annual leave to Toyer, Green, Housen, Bowen, Richards and Dixon, you must complete OPM 630B, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Outside Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf or www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/formindx.asp. For Frank Housen, contact Deborah Eure at 703-696-0408 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at deborah.a.eure.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-696-1839. For Leonard Toyer, Edward Green, Myrtle Bowen, Rich Richards and Shari Dixon contact Donna Belk-Stafford at 703-696-0275 for more information, and email completed forms directly to her at donna.m.belk-stafford.civ@mail.mil or fax the form to 703-6960879.
  6. 6. 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 www.facebook.com/ArmyCareerandAlumniProgram. Applications for Scholarships for Military Children available Applications for the 2014 Scholarships Program are available at the commissary on the Fort Myer side of the joint base and online at www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed or faxed. This year's award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) database and have a military ID card. For more information, students or sponsors should call Scholarship Managers at 1856-616-9311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com. Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area offers child, spouse scholarships The Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area provides scholarships for children (high school students and college students) and spouses of U. S. Army personnel. Funds for the scholarships are from the Fort Myer Thrift Shop. Applications for the three programs must be mailed to the Thrift Shop by March 28, 2014. Details on eligibility requirements and applications for the programs are at www.aowcgwa.org/index.cfm?action=scholarships. Questions about the scholarship program may be emailed to collegeaowcgwa@gmail.com. Feel better, look better, smell GOOD – stop smoking! Never mind a resolution. Just stop smoking. Get help, make a plan, register at www.ucanquit2.org and use the tools available to kick the tobacco habit. Inhaling tobacco smoke turns harmful chemicals loose in your lungs and blood
  7. 7. stream, sending toxins to every organ in your body. It’s a fact that smoking and tobacco use cause cancer, heart disease, strokes, emphysema, bronchitis and airway obstructions. Talk to the Rader Clinic folks who have resources to help military personnel and their family members. Get an appointment for tobacco cessation counseling by calling the Rader appointment line at 1-855-227-6331. Those not eligible to use Rader, check in at www.ucanquit2.org. 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 announcements at www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/spmonth/leader_message_psa.asp. Family Readiness 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
  8. 8. 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. Transparenting This two-part seminar Monday, Feb. 3 and 10 from 9 to 11 a.m., is designed to provide parents who are separated or divorced with the tools to ensure they are able to continue supporting and encouraging their children despite the breakup of the family unit. Class is held in the ACS classroom in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Registration required. For more information and to register, contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Stress Management Participants in this stress management class Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. 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 in the ACS classroom in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Registration required. For more information and to register, contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Play, Learn, Grow – The 5 Love Languages of Children Parents bring your children (ages 0-5) Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a time of play, crafts and stories. Parents will be given an overview of the concept of a Love Language, and be given a copy of the book “The Five Love Languages of Children.” The book includes instructions for the “Love Languages Mystery Game” for families to play at home. Class is held in the ACS classroom in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Registration required. For more information and to register, contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Anger Management Learn about the basic principles of emotions management Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. Get specific information about the impact of unmanaged anger, and get resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in your own life. Registration required. Class is held in the ACS classroom in Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base.
  9. 9. For more information and to register, contact 703-696-3512 or karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Baby Bundles Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your baby arrives in “Baby Bundles,” Friday, Jan. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Army Community Service classroom, Building 201 on the Fort Myer side of the joint base. A brief overview of the labor and delivery process, newborn care and baby-proofing your home will be discussed. Upon completion of this class you will receive a bag of free baby care and safety items. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512 or email karen.a.stpierre.ctr@mail.mil. Traffic, roads and grounds New – Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard Weekend Closures Columbia Pike will be closed in both directions between South Queen Street and South Orme Street for the next three weekends as crews finish demolishing the old Washington Boulevard bridge. Closures will be over the next three weekends (Jan. 31Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16), from 9 p.m. each Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone via the interchange ramps and temporary pavement. This work is part of the $51.5 million project to replace the Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike. See www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/route_27-244_interchange.asp. The project will be complete in summer 2015.

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