JBM-HH Bulletin July 8

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JBM-HH Bulletin July 8

  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. News www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Check out the new and constantly improving JBM-HH website at www.army.mil/jbmhh. Even those who use the site on a regular basis may notice a more user-friendly feel. It is improving each day. See the story here. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself . . . in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go to www.facebook.com/jbmhh and click on “Sign Up.” Also, check out our Twitter page – keyword @JBMHH and our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happening on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh. REMINDER - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be in the following Monday’s Bulletin. News NEW – Furlough Closures on JBM-HH begin today Due to sequestration furlough closures have begun on JBM-HH. For a full list of the closures visit http://www.army.mil/article/107077/. Updates will be made as additional information becomes available. NEW – We're hiring, and we want YOU! There is a job opening for a Child and Youth Program Assistant on JBM-HH. For more details visit the job description at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/345878400. This position closes July 18. Twilight Tattoo performances run through August
  2. 2. Twilight Tattoo, Wednesdays through Aug. 28, is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." This performance is free and open to the public. Grass seating is available, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888. Performances from July 10 through Aug. 28 are at Whipple Field on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please check http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date. Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45 p.m. Youth Sports & Fitness presents Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp The SKIES program is offering Swimming Lessons this summer: Session 3 – July 8 to 18; Session 4 – July 22 to Aug. 1; and Session 5 – Aug. 5 to 15. Youth Sports and Fitness is also offering one remaining session of British Soccer this summer, August 19 to 23, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 16 yrs, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. They are also offering one session of British Multi-Sports, July 29 to Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-16 yrs. Register at CYSS Parent Central Services, Building 483, 703-696-0313/4942. For more information contact Annette Engum at 703- 696-3728 or annette.engum@us.army.mil. Fort Myer Thrift Shop new summer hours The Fort Myer Thrift Shop will re-open July 9 with the summer schedule - open Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and closed on Thursdays. The Thrift Shop will not accept any consignments of shoes and clothing during the summer month schedule. Sales are posted at www.fortmyerthriftshop.org. NEW – New Aquatics Training for Marines MCCS Semper Fit begins offering AMP-IT (Aquatics Maximum Power Intense Training) July 9 for active duty Marines only. Sessions are Tuesday and Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool. For more information, please call 703-693-7351. Marine Club closures July 9 Due to a command function, the Marine Club is closed Tuesday, July 9. Customers are welcome to patronize the MCX Java Café, which serves lunch until 3 p.m. For more information, please call 571-483-1962.
  3. 3. 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 two hours of Army Substance Abuse training which includes 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 have met the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line it will also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations or there are any questions call 703-696-3787. o July 9 - Drug Free Workplace Supervisor o July 10 - Drug Free Workplace Non-Supervisor NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” event schedule Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m. West Steps of the U.S. Capital, Washington D.C. Sunsets with a Soundtrack | The U.S. Army Concert Band The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” presents what has become an annual tradition of welcoming alumni members of all its elements back for a summer blow-out concert on the Capitol Steps. These concerts will feature several former members performing solo features with the band, and others sitting side-by-side with current Army musicians. An evening of great music. Basketball Court Closures The basketball court in Smith Gym will close Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14, to accommodate the July Justice Amateur Boxing event. Frappuccino ‘Happy Hour’ The MCX Java Café is participating in a Starbucks promotion of Frappuccino drinks in July. Each weekday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., all Frappuccino drinks are half price. For more information, please call 571-483-1962. Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings at Fort Belvoir/Walter Reed The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital the second Thursday of every month. Next meeting will be July 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 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 jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil or Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or vpmjam@aol.com. The Prostate Cancer Support Group will also meet at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the third Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be July 18
  4. 4. 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), third floor. Spouses/partners are invited. A military ID required for base access. For men without a military ID, call the Prostate Center at 301- 319-2900 48 hours prior to event for base access. Summer Outdoor Movie Series Want to catch a free “family friendly” movie under the moon (on the lawn or afloat in the pool)? The 2013 Summer Outdoor Movie series features “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer side of JBM-HH. Get a look at what’s showing at www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013- Summer-Movie-Schedule.pdf. July Justice Amateur Boxing Tickets Tickets for the July 13 “July Justice” Amateur Boxing event are on sale. The event brings boxers from around Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland to the Corp. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an amateur boxing show open to the public with government-issued photo identification. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 for adults, except active duty personnel, who pay $7, and children under 10 years old who get in free. Tickets may be purchased at the Semper Fit office in Building 29, Room 305, at the gym, and at the door. For more information, call 703-697-2706. HITT Instructor Training Offered Nominations are being accepted for motivated NCOs and above (first come first serve—maximum of 30 individuals) to attend the level one High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) instructor course July 15 through 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Corp. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium HITT Center. The Marine Corps’ HITT program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness, and resiliency. Program emphasis is on key components with relation to superior speed, power, strength, flexibility, endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury and ensuring that all Marines are physically prepared for real-time combat/tactical situations while in theatre. For additional information, please contact GySgt Daniel M. Jackson at jacksondm@usmc-mccs.org or call 703-979-8420 ext. 389. NEW – Job Search Classes Scheduled The MCCS Career Resource Management Center has classes scheduled in July to assist service members and their families with their job searches. On July 16, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m. This class explains how to apply for federal jobs, including how to prepare the appropriate résumé. On July 17, 9:30 – 11 a.m., learn how to generate leads and create
  5. 5. a job search plan. On July 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m., “Social Media and Your Job Search” will explain how to use social media, including LinkedIn. Also, Adecco will be on site July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to conduct a military spouse career connections intake. Marine Corps Exchange to resume longer hours Beginning Monday, July 15, the Marine Corps Exchange and The Vineyard Wine & Spirits will remain open until 8 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. New hours are weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please call 703-979-8420. Golf Tournament On Sept. 27 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will host the Inaugural SLICE of Summer Scramble golf tournament. The tournament will be played on Fort Belvoir's Gunston Golf Course. The tournament format will be four person teams playing a best ball scramble. Awards will be given based on the group or team’s overall score. There will also be special contests for longest drive, closest to pin, longest putt and hole in one. Each person can register with a buddy or as a team of four. Registration is $70 per person which includes green fees, cart, range bucket, $8 gift certificate to pro shop and BBQ meal package. For more questions or to register, call 703-696-3419. Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training scheduled Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training will be held at the Town Hall building on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH at 10 a.m. July 17. NOTE: This training is given by the 902nd MI Group Fort Belvoir and is mandatory for all US Army employees every calendar year. For more information call 703-696-0756. 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler Qualifiers Registration is now open for this year’s 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler Team Qualifiers. This year’s Army Ten Miler will be Sunday, Oct. 20. FMWR will be hosting an ATM qualifier this summer for active duty military on Friday, July 26. The ATM qualifier will be a 10K race on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall beginning at 6:35 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414. On-line registration will close on the Wednesday prior to each date. Race day registration will be accepted on each date from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. inside the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414. To register online, visit www.jbmhhmwr.com and for more information contact Todd Hopkins at 703-939-1045 or todd.a.hopkins.civ@mail.mil. Family Readiness
  6. 6. Home Alone: Child Safety Class A Home Alone: Child Safety class will be held Tuesday, July 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. Parents will receive information on the recommended guidelines for child supervision, how to develop a safety plan, and how to begin the discussion about personal safety with their children. Pre-registration requested. For more information, location or to register call 703-696-3512/6511. Learn to Cope with Stress Marine and Family Programs offers a 12-session evidence-based class on coping with work and family stress by learning to develop and apply effective coping strategies to deal with stressors. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing your self-talk, eating right and exercise and developing a personal stress management plan. The sessions are open to active duty personnel, family members and retirees. Dates for the workshops, in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, are July 9 and 11, July 16 and 18, July 23 and 25, July 30 and Aug. 1, Aug. 13 and 15, and Aug. 20 and 22; times are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must complete all sessions to receive a certificate of completion. For additional class information or to register, call 703-614-7204. Hearts Apart A Hearts Apart meeting is set for Wednesday, July 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 149, 3445 Washington Blvd. in Arlington, VA 22201. Hearts Apart is about connecting spouses, fiancées and significant others who are dealing with separation of their loved ones due to deployment or extended TDY. Kids are welcome and a potluck dinner will be served. For more information or to sign up please contact Jennifer Russo at RussoJ@usmc-mccs.org or call 703-693-8906 Sponsorship Training A sponsorship training class is set for Thursday, July 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the ACS building 201 on Custer Rd. Fort Myer, VA 22211. There will be information on hands-on training for those who desire to become a sponsor. To register please contact Kelly Weidner at Kelly.M.Weidner.ctr@mail.mil or call 703-696-0153. Job search classes scheduled The MCCS Career Resource Management Center has classes scheduled in July to assist service members and their families with their job searches. On July 16, “Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process” is held 1 – 3 p.m. This class explains how to apply for federal jobs, including how to prepare the appropriate résumé. On July 17, 9:30 – 11 a.m., learn how to generate leads and create a job search plan. On July 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m., “Social Media and Your Job Search” will explain how to use social media, including LinkedIn. Also, Adecco will be on site July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to conduct a
  7. 7. military spouse career connections intake session. All sessions are in Bldg. 29, and registration is required by calling 703-614-6828. Stress Management A Stress Management (Introductory level presentation for adults) class is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom. Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan. Pre-registration requested. For more information or to register call 703-696-3512/6511. Welcome to Germany A welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, July 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS, Building 201. Come to ACS for the 411 on Germany! Learn about topics including sponsorship, household shipments, personal vehicle shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs, culture and language. To register please contact Kelly Weidner at Kelly.M.Weidner.ctr@mail.mil or call 703- 696-0153. NEW – Anger Management An Anger Management (Introductory level presentation for adults) class is set for Wednesday, July 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom. Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying what occurs in their personal life when they make the choice to react to situations with anger. Pre-registration requested. For more information or to register call 703-696- 3512/6511. NEW – Smooth Move class scheduled Smooth Move is an informal joint service brief for service members planning to PCS. Learn about your new duty station, moving with TRICARE, arranging household goods shipment, sponsorship, housing, and more. The next class is set for Thursday, July 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marine Corps Community Service building 12 Northeast Rd. Henderson Hall To register please contact Kelly Weidner at Kelly.M.Weidner.ctr@mail.mil or call 703- 696-0153. NEW – Autism Class Slated The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Army Exceptional Family Member Program is sponsoring "Top Ten Things You Need to Know About The IEP Process and Extended School Year" for Military and DOD Civilian Parents with Children with Autism and Other Cognitive Disabilities" class and support group, Thursday, August 8, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Army Community Service, Bldg 201 Custer Road, Fort Myer, Virginia. Guest speaker will be LTC Scott Campbell, parent of an Autistic child and board member of
  8. 8. the Autism Society of America's Northern Virginia Chapter. Join us for a wonderful opportunity for Families and professionals to not only learn about IEP navigation and extended school year services, but to also network with other Families. Reservations are required. Child care will not be provided. For reservations, general or disabled access information, contact Marcia O'Connor, EFMP manager at 703-696-8467. Please leave a telephone message with your name and contact number. NEW – New in Town? Marine Corps Community Services has a wealth of information for newly arrived Marines and their families. The next Welcome Aboard brief is Tuesday, August, 13, 8 – 10:30 a.m. at the Marine Club aboard the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall. A free walking tour of the Henderson Hall portion follows the brief, and, after a break for lunch, there is a bus tour of the local area, including downtown Washington, D.C., starting at 12:30 p.m. To register for the Welcome Aboard brief, please call 703-614-7202. In addition, classes on the Marine Corps lifestyle, information on the local area, a lending locker, are other resources are available through Marine and Family Programs. For a comprehensive overview of the classes and resources offered, please visit the website, www.mccsHH.com or call 703-614-7200. DStress available 24/7 The U.S. Marine Corps challenges all serve 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 DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734. Traffic, Roads and Grounds Summerall Field parking lot blocked off July 11 and 12 The Summerall field parking lot will be blocked off to all vehicles from Thursday, July 11 at 9 p.m. through July 12 at 6 p.m. for a general officer retirement ceremony. For more information call 703-696-3290.

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