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  1. 1. Joint Base Myer-Henderson HallFort 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 Groundswww.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906Check 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 isimproving each day. See the story here. Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and findyourself . . . in a video, a photograph, a shout out, an opinion poll . . . and more. It’s easy. Go towww.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 onJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh. REMINDER - allbulletin requests must be submitted by close of business Thursday in order to be in thefollowing Monday’s Bulletin.NewsJFHQ-NCR-MDW change of command set for June 24Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington will relinquish command of Joint ForceHeadquarters – National Capital Region and U.S. Military District of Washington toMaj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan Monday, June 24.The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. today on the Fort Myer portion of Joint BaseMyer-Henderson Hall, in Conmy Hall.Because of the many people attending this event, traffic will be congested all dayJune 24 as select parking lots are blocked for visitors. These parking lots include the 3dU.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) regimental and caisson parking lots, the Fort MyerOfficers Club parking lot and part of Summerall Field parking lot. They will reopen at5:30 p.m. June 24.For more information, call 703-696-3525.Give us a piece of your mindOne of the best ways to improve products and services is to find out what customersthink on the matter.In this case, we want to gauge your thoughts and gather your suggestions on Joint
  2. 2. Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs social media programs. Currently, thatincludes Facebook (www.facebook.com/jbmhh), Twitter (www.twitter.com/jbmhh),Flickr (photo-share site – www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh) and Slideshare(www.slideshare.net/JBMHH).We want to stay at the front gate of the information highway, and we want tocontinue to do meaningful, topical, timely work, so we are turning to you for answers,suggestions and comments.Please log into www.surveymonkey.com/s/QQG5MVS by COB today and give us apiece of your mind. The survey is easy to take, has nine simple questions and a place foryou to elaborate. It’s anonymous.For more information on the survey, call 703-696-2976 or 703-696-8933.Fort Myer Post Exchange upgrades and hoursFor the next 5 months the Fort Myer Exchange will be improving different areas ofthe store. They are currently working on the relocation of your new Customer Servicearea, PowerZone, electronic section, Sporting goods, hardware, linens and petdepartment. This portion of the project will be completed by the end of the month. Thefollowing are the hours of operation:Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.If you have any questions or concerns, call 703-522-0664.Patient Education ClassesAdopt a healthy lifestyle -- attend a nutrition education class at Rader Clinic. TheHealthy Heart class covers lifestyle changes to improve high cholesterol and high bloodpressure. Upcoming Healthy Heart Class is set for June 27 at 8:30 a.m. Classes are opento all beneficiaries of the military health system, registration is required.Call Beth Triner at 703-696-7930 for more information.Twilight Tattoo performances run through AugustTwilight Tattoo, Wednesdays through Aug. 28, is an hour-long military pageantfeaturing Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S.Army Band "Pershings Own." Experience a glimpse into American history throughperformances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange,The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.This performance is free and open to the public. Due to budget constraints, there willnot be bleacher seating for Twilight Tattoo this year. Grass seating is available, and werecommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more information on groupreservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888.Performances through June 26 will be located at Summerall Field on the Fort Myerportion of the joint base. Performances from July 10 through Aug. 28 will be located at
  3. 3. Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please checkhttp://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date. TwilightTattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45 p.m.Civilian employee needs annual leave assistRader U.S. Army Health Clinic employee Shirley McKenzie, pediatric nursepractitioner at the clinic on the Fort Myer side of the joint base, is an approved recipientof the civilian personnel annual leave donor program. Due to medical issues, she hasexhausted both sick and annual leave.Department of the Army civilian employees who would like to donate annual leaveto McKenzie must fill out Form OPM 630A, "Request to Donate Annual Leave to LeaveRecipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (Within Agency)" atwww.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630a.pdf.If you are a federal government civilian employee outside the Department of theArmy and want to donate annual leave to McKenzie you must complete OPM 630B,"Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary LeaveTransfer Program (Outside Agency)" at www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdfor www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/formindx.asp.To help McKenzie, contact Leah Graves at 301-677-8119 for more information, andemail completed forms directly to her at Leah.J.Graves.civ@mail.mil.Summer outdoor Movie SeriesWant to catch a free “family friendly” movie under the moon (on the lawn or afloatin the pool)? The 2013 Summer Outdoor Movie series features “Transformers: Revengeof the Fallen” at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Spates Community Club. The club is on theFort Myer side of JBM-HH.Get a look at what’s showing at www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013-Summer-Movie-Schedule.pdf.ACAP Classes availableSoldiers leaving the military have a number of ways to ease their transition andmake finding the right job easier. The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program hasseveral upcoming classes available. For more information visitwww.jbmhh.army.mil/inc/ACAP%20Schedule%20April-June%202013.pdf.NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” eventscheduleSunsets with a Soundtrack | The U.S. Army Blues and Uptown Vocal Jazz QuartetThursday June 27 at 8 p.m. and Friday June 28 at 8 p.m.West Steps of the U.S. Capital, Washington D.C.The U.S. Army Blues, one of America’s only professional big bands, will present aconcert of great jazz music featuring the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ), adding itssublime signature on an engaging but rarely heard vocal jazz genre and breathing new
  4. 4. life into the tradition of great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool, swinging,tightly-harmonized originals.For a detailed schedule and more information, see www.usarmyband.com.Youth Sports & Fitness presents Challenger Sports British SoccerCampThe SKIES program is offering Swimming Lessons this summer: Session 2 – June 24to July 3; Session 3 – July 8 to 18; Session 4 – July 22 to Aug. 1; and Session 5 – Aug. 5to 15.Youth Sports and Fitness is also offering one remaining session of British Soccer thissummer, August 19 to 23, from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 16 yrs, and from 4 to 5:30p.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 CentralServices, Building 483, 703-696-0313/4942.For more information contact Annette Engum at 703- 696-3728 orannette.engum@us.army.mil.Semper Fit Intramural SoftballGet your team together and sign up for Semper Fit’s intramural softball league!Games are played select weekdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting June 25 on the Joint BaseMyer-Henderson Hall softball field. League play is open to all authorized patrons, andteams consist of 20 players plus a coach. The season ends in late August. Rosters areavailable online at www.mccsHH.com and in person at the Corp. Terry L. SmithGymnasium and the Semper Fit Office in Building 29.For more information, please call 703-697-2705.Chesty’s 5k Fun RunChesty’s 5K Fun Run Wednesday, June 26 at 6:35 a.m., is still open for registration.The fun run honors esteemed Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller,who was born June 26, 1898. Registration is free, and tee-shirts will be given to the first150 registered participants. The top three male and female finishers will receive medalsand prizes. For more information and to sign up, seewww.mccsHH.com/oohrahrunseries.html or call 703-614-5959.NEW – Fort Myer Thrift Shop new summer hoursThe Fort Myer Thrift Shop will not accept consignments the week of June 25, willclose at the end of the day Thursday, June 27 and will re-open on July 9 with thesummer schedule - open Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August from 10 a.m. to2:30 p.m., and closed on Thursdays. The Thrift Shop will not accept any consignmentsof shoes and clothing during the summer month schedule. Sales are posted atwww.fortmyerthriftshop.org.
  5. 5. Wing Night at the Marine ClubThe Marine Club services 50 cent wings Thursday, June 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m. TheMarine Club is open to all ranks, all services and Department of Defense identificationcard holders and their guests. Please call 703-614-2125 for more information.Motorcycle Safety CourseA motorcycle safety course will be held at Joint Base Andrews Friday, June 28 from8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All DoD ID cardholders are welcome. For more information visitwww.army.mil/media/299938/.Pre-Independence Day Battalion PicnicMCCS holds the H&S Battalion, HQMC, Henderson Hall Pre-Independence DayPicnic Friday, June 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Marine Landing Deck behind the MarineClub. The picnic is open to Department of Defense identification card holders and theirguests. The menu includes chicken drumsticks, hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie corndogs,and Philly cheesesteaks, along with assorted side dishes, watermelon and funnel cakes.The first 200 diners also receive a coupon for a free small ice cream from the food truckStreet Cream, which will be on site selling “urban ice cream flavors” with toppings. Thepicnic is free to H&S Battalion, HQMC, Henderson Hall personnel and those battalionactive duty Family members; all others are welcome and pay $13 (children under 10 pay$6) for all you care to eat. In the event of rain, the picnic will move indoors to the clubdining room. A deejay will provide entertainment. For more information, please call703-614-2125.2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler QualifiersRegistration is now open for this year’s 2013 JBM-HH Army Ten Miler TeamQualifiers. This year’s Army Ten Miler will be Sunday, Oct. 20. FMWR will be hostingtwo ATM qualifiers this summer for active duty military only Friday, June 28 andFriday, July 26. Each ATM qualifier will be a 10K race on Joint Base Myer-HendersonHall beginning at 6:35 a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center, Building 414. On-lineregistration will close on the Wednesday prior to each date. Race day registration willbe 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 contactTodd Hopkins at 703-939-1045 or todd.a.hopkins.civ@mail.mil.Gettysburg TripThe Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory thatended General Robert E. Lees second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Learnmore about this war, the people, the places and the meaning of the war to Americanstoday by visiting Gettysburg National Military Park with ITT Saturday, June 29. The
  6. 6. package includes roundtrip transportation, admission to the museum, lunch buffet, andtwo-hour guided battlefield tour. The fee is $78 per person. To reserve, call ITT at 571-483-1963 and see www.mccshh.com/ITT.html.NEW – Salute to the nation July 4 to be on Whipple FieldThere will be a 50-gun salute to the nation at the stroke of 12 noon, Thursday, July 4at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Whipple Field by Soldiers of the 3d U.S. InfantryRegiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery.According to Army regulation, "in commemoration of the Declaration ofIndependence, a salute to the Union (50 guns) will be fired at 1200 hours onIndependence Day at all Army installations provided with the necessary equipment forfiring salutes." In 1810, the “National Salute” was defined by the War Department asequal to the number of states in the Union. Today the Presidential Salute Battery fires 50rounds at noon on Independence Day to celebrate the nation’s history. This 4th of July,the Presidential Salute Battery will fire the 75mm blank ceremonial shell with 1.5pounds of powder. The salute takes about four minutes total, so arrive early to viewthis celebration of America.The platoon is equipped with 10 M5, 75mm antitank cannons mounted on M6howitzer carriages. Each gun weighs 5,775 pounds. The Presidential Salute Battery isthe only unit of its kind in the Army; its schedule includes more than 300 ceremonieseach year.NEW – July 4 activitiesThe Fort Myer Officers’ Club will host a BBQ at the O’ Club pool on July 4. For allthe details visit: www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013-Myer-4th.pdf. TheFort McNair Officers’ Club will also host a BBQ. Visitwww.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013-July-4th-flyer.pdf for moreinformation.July Justice Amateur Boxing TicketsTickets for the July 13 “July Justice” Amateur Boxing event are on sale. The eventbrings boxers from around Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland to the Corp.Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an amateur boxingshow open to the public with government-issued photo identification. Food andbeverages will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 for adults, except active dutypersonnel, who pay $7, and children under 10 years old who get in free. Tickets may bepurchased at the Semper Fit office in Building 29, Rm. 305, at the gym, and at the door.For more information, call 703-697-2706.NEW – HITT Instructor Training OfferedNominations are being accepted for motivated NCOs and above (first come firstserve—maximum of 30 individuals) to attend the level one High Intensity Tactical
  7. 7. Training (HITT) instructor course July 15 through 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Corp. TerryL. Smith Gymnasium HITT Center. The Marine Corps’ HITT program is acomprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to aMarine’s physical development, combat readiness, and resiliency. Program emphasis ison key components with relation to superior speed, power, strength, flexibility,endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury andensuring that all Marines are physically prepared for real-time combat/tacticalsituations while in theatre. For additional information, please contact GySgt Daniel M.Jackson at jacksondm@usmc-mccs.org or call 703-979-8420 ext. 389.Golf TournamentOn Sept. 27 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare, andRecreation will host the Inaugural SLICE of Summer Scramble golf tournament. Thetournament will be played on Fort Belvoirs Gunston Golf Course. The tournamentformat will be four person teams playing a best ball scramble. Awards will be givenbased on the group or team’s overall score. There will also be special contests forlongest drive, closest to pin, longest putt and hole in one. Each person can register witha 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 trainingscheduledThreat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) annual training will be held at theTown 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 mandatoryfor all US Army employees every calendar year. For more information call 703-696-0756.Family ReadinessSpouse Meet and GreetA Spouse meet and greet will be held at the JBM-HH Army Community ServiceBuilding Tuesday, June 25 from noon to 2 p.m. The meet and greet is a forum thatoffers newly arrived spouses an opportunity to meet other spouses and get informationon the installation and surrounding area.To register call 703-696-0153/0156.Anger Management class setAnger Management (introductory level presentation for adults) class will be heldWednesday, June 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom. Individuals attending will
  8. 8. be given information on the basics of identifying what occurs in their personal life whenthey make the choice to react to situations with anger.To register call 703-696-0153/0156.Smooth Move class setA smooth move class is set for Thursday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the JBM-HHMCCS Building 12, the Henderson Hall side of the joint base.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 goodsshipment with the Transportation Office, Sponsorship, housing and more. To register,call 703-696-0153/0156.Baby BundlesPrepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your babyarrives. A baby bundles class is set for June 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the ACS Classroom.You will get a brief overview of the labor and delivery process and newborn care. Uponcompletion of this class you will receive a bag of free baby care and safety items. Toregister call 703-696-0153/0156.Welcome to KoreaA welcome to Korea class is set for Friday, July 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the JBM-HHACS, Building 201. Learn about topics including sponsorship, household shipments,personal vehicle shipments, driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs,culture and language. To register call 703-696-0153/0156.NEW – Home Alone: Child Safety ClassA 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 safetywith their children. Pre-registration requested. For more information, location or toregister call 703-696-3512/6511.NEW – Learn to Cope with StressMarine and Family Programs offers a 12-session evidence-based class on coping withwork and family stress by learning to develop and apply effective coping strategies todeal with stressors. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and musclerelaxation, assertive communication, changing your self-talk, eating right and exerciseand developing a personal stress management plan. The sessions are open to activeduty personnel, family members and retirees. Dates for the workshops, in Bldg. 12’sconference room on the Henderson Hall side of the joint base, are July 9 and 11, July 16and 18, July 23 and 25, July 30 and Aug. 1, Aug. 13 and 15, and Aug. 20 and 22; times
  9. 9. are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must complete all sessions to receive a certificate ofcompletion. For additional class information or to register, call 703-614-7204.NEW – Hearts ApartA Hearts Apart meeting is set for Wednesday, July 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at theAmerican Legion Post 149, 3445 Washington Blvd. in Arlington, VA 22201. HeartsApart is about connecting spouses, fiancées and significant others who are dealing withseparation of their loved ones due to deployment or extended TDY.Kids are welcome and a potluck dinner will be served. For more information or tosign up please contact Jennifer Russo at RussoJ@usmc-mccs.org or call 703-693-8906NEW – Sponsorship TrainingA sponsorship training class is set for Thursday, July 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. in theACS building 201 on Custer Rd. Fort Myer, VA 22211. There will be information onhands-on training for those who desire to become a sponsor. To register please contactKelly Weidner at Kelly.M.Weidner.ctr@mail.mil or call 703-696-0153.DStress available 24/7The 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 counseling24/7.Online chat is at DSTRESSLINE.com or call 877-476-7734.Traffic, Roads andGroundsNEW – JFHQ NCR-MDW Change of Command Ceremony to disrupttraffic and parkingThe JFHQ NCR-MDW Change of Command Ceremony is set for Monday, June 24 at4 p.m. in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. The following parking lotswill be closed until the event is concluded: Caisson Regimental, Officers Club andSummerall Field parking lots. Expect an increase in traffic flow on Fort Myer at thistime.For more information call 703-696-3290.NEW – Summerall Field parking lot blocked off July 11 and 12
  10. 10. 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.To unsubscribe email stephen.r.satkowski.civ@mail.mil.