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
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Bulletin – May 28
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
New – Firecracker 5K Twinkie Challenge registration now open
Registration is now open for the next run in the JBM-HH Commanders Race
series – the Firecracker 5K Twinkie Challenge. The race is scheduled for July 3 at the
Fort Myer Officers Club at 6:35 a.m. This race will be a 5K, but will also incorporate an
eating challenge of six Twinkies at the half-way mark.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers (runners will eat
six Twinkies at the 2.5K mark). There will also be prizes for the craziest individual
costume, craziest couples costume and craziest group (three or more) costume.
Register on www.jbmhhmwr.com. For more information, call 703-696-0594.
New – Celebrate J.F.K. Birthday at Arlington National Cemetery
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential
Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Thursday, May 29 at 9 a.m. at
former President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite located on the grounds of Arlington
Space is limited to standing room only. Attendees are encouraged to be at
Kennedy’s gravesite no later than 8:15 a.m.
New – AER annual campaign fund extended to May 30
This year’s Army Emergency Relief annual campaign fund has been extended to
May 30. The goal is to raise $125,000 this year. For more information, contact Trina
Relieford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-696-8435 for instructions on how to
New – Tax-free shopping for hurricane preparedness
It’s smart to get ready for hurricane and flash flooding season, which arrives
June 1 in Virginia. And it’s smart to save money.
You can do both by shopping for such products as batteries, food storage
containers, generators, first-aid kits, bottled water, radios and more between May 25-31
during Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. When you do, you won’t
pay sales tax on many useful products that cost up to $60 or on generators costing
$1,000 or less. That’s a savings of 5 percent.
And gas-powered chainsaws that cost $350 or less and chainsaw accessories that
cost $60 or less also are tax free -- a new addition to this year's sales tax holiday.
A complete list of exempt items available for purchase is online at
New – Home-buying seminar offered June 18
A free home-buying seminar is being offered June 18 from noon to 1:30 in the
Community Activities Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. This class will
offer subject matter experts who will discuss Veterans Affairs benefits, mortgages and
settlement for buying and selling a home. Bring your lunch and learn more about the
home-buying process. For more information, call 703-696-0153.
New – 2014 Army Birthday Ball
In honor of the Army’s 239th birthday, the Secretary of the Army and the Chief
of Staff of the Army will sponsor the 2014 Army Birthday Ball at the Gaylord National
Resort & Convention Center, located at 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD,
from 5 p.m. to midnight on June 21.
All active-duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers, Army family
members, Department of the Army civilians, government contractors, Army retirees
and Army veterans may purchase 2014 Army Birthday Ball tickets through the Army
Knowledge Online (AKO) page: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/692317. Ticket
registration will be open until all tickets are sold.
For more information, contact the Army Birthday Ball helpdesk via email at
New – Naval commissioning program job fair
The Washington National Capital Region Mustang Association and the
Association of Naval Services Officer are hosting a Commissioning Program Job Fair 5
June, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joe Rosenthal Theater, Bldg. 29A on the Henderson
Hall portion of the joint base. Briefer will give an overview of respective program and
The following Commissioning Programs will be briefed: Limited Duty/Chief Warrant
Officer (LDO/CWO); Seaman-to-Admiral (STA-21); Officer Candidate School (OCS); at
Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP); Medical Service Corps (MSC-IPP);
Naval Academy/NAPS and U.S. Coast Guard Commissioning Program.
This is an ideal opportunity for Sailors, of all grades, to learn about multiple
commissioning programs -- from the experts -- all at the same time. Sailors and Coast
Guard personnel interested in earning a commission should put this event on their
calendar. Hope to see you at the 4th Annual Commissioning Program Job Fair. For
additional information please contact Lt. Cmdr. Johnny Quezada at 703-695-3378 or
email him at email@example.com.
Military Spouse networking and hiring fair May 28-29
A free networking fair for military spouses will take place May 28 from 7 to 9
p.m. and a hiring fair will take place May 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cpl. Terry L.
Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Both events are
open to all military spouses including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran and Gold
For more information, visit www.hoh.greatjob.net.
MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey
The Department of Defense is set to release its latest survey to gauge customer
satisfaction with Morale, Welfare and Recreation garrison facilities and programs.
DoD will focus this survey on select types of facilities and so management,
training and financial resources can be maximized in the current fiscal environment.
This year's questionnaire focuses on fitness, libraries, outdoor recreation,
recreation centers, auto service centers, single service member programs, leisure travel,
swimming pools, sports and athletics.
Participation in the survey is confidential to encourage honest and full
participation from Soldiers and Family members who are patrons of Family and MWR
services around the world.
IMCOM uses surveys like this, as well as their website www.ArmyMWR.com
and social media sites such as www.Facebook.com/FamilyMWR and
www.Twitter.com/FamilyMWR, to stay connected with MWR customers in the Army
community. Involvement in the survey will help ensure MWR fulfills customer needs
in the years to come.
First Sergeants Barracks Program
Barracks functions have been relocated from EMHD Housing Office, Building
205 Bloxon Street to 3d United States Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard.” The point of
contact is Staff Sgt. (P) Jared T. Benge, Barracks Program NCOIC. The office is located
in Bldg. 246 in the basement.
For Room inspections and service orders please contact your Unit UR person.
Assignments and terminations; lost key or new keys services will be in the
basement of Bldg. 246 basement during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
After hour emergency service orders can be called in to 703-696-3263.
For lock outs, contact your first sergeants or go to 1/3 or 4/3 Regimental Staff
duty which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For additional questions, call 703-696-3557 or 703-696-3558.
Volunteers needed for Dinner in the Barracks Program
The Dinner in the Barracks program is looking for volunteers to make a home-
cooked meal to our Marines in the barracks. If you interested in providing some tasty
food June 12, sign up at
http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=YYHH6188&v=1dd026a237. For more
information, call 703-697-7342.
Army Ten-Miler Team qualifier series
The first JBM-HH Army Ten-Miler 10K qualifier will be held Friday, June 6, with
the run beginning at 6:35 a.m. from the Fort Myer Fitness Center. The team has 40 slots
available on this year’s joint base team. All runners must be active duty. If a member is
selected to be a part of the JBM-HH ATM team, Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation will pay your entry fee for the race.
Other qualifier run dates are July 18 and August 1. For more information, contact
Todd Hopkins at 7013-696-0594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Barracks Washington hosts Evening Parades
The Evening Parades are conducted on Fridays only through Aug. 29. There
will not be a Friday Evening Parade July 4.
The one hour and fifteen minute performance of music and precision marching,
the Evening Parade features "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, "The
Commandant's Own" The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine
Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Ceremonial Marchers, and
LCpl. Chesty XIII, the official mascot of Marine Barracks Washington.
For ticket information, log onto:
Soldier for Life website available
The Army's web portal Army Knowledge Online -- better known as AKO -- has
been available to retirees and family members for many years now. However, the Army
is transitioning to a more secure enterprise network for business users -- Soldiers, Army
civilians and contractors. Retirees will continue to be able to access important
information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement,
employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. Please visit
www.army.mil/article/125210/ for more details pertaining to the transition.
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.
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.
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
www.usarmyband.com for up-to-date information on concert cancellations.
Education and Career Services
For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, phone 703-614-
9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html.
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.
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New – Play Morning (Outdoor)
This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical
activity and socialization for parents. Play morning is scheduled for June 4, 11, 18, and
25 from 10 to 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.
New – Baby Bundles
This class will provide an overview of developmental milestones for children
ages 0-3. Learn how to assess your child for developmental milestones and discuss
activities that you can do to help improve your child’s social, gross motor and cognitive
development. Class is June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg.
201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512.
New – Staying home alone
Is your child(ren) ready to stay home alone? 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. Class is June 16
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required.
For questions: 703-696-3512.
New – Splish, Splash and Summer fun
Join the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall New Parent Support Program for a morning
of water fun! Parents and children ages 0-5 are welcome at Virginia Highlands Park,
Arlington. Swim diapers are required. Pre-registration requested. For more
information and to pre-register, please call 703-696-3512.
New – Play, Learn and Grow: Fatherhood
Parents bring your children (ages 0-5) for a time of play, crafts, and stories.
Parents will be given an overview of the dad’s roles and their importance to the family.
Class is June 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201.
Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512.
New – Transparenting
This 2-part seminar 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. Class is June 2 and 9 from 9 to 11
a.m. For questions or to register 703-696-3512.
New – Happiest baby on the block
As seen on CNN and Good Morning America! Dr. Harvey Karp will speak
about how to calm a crying baby, increase sleep at night, and improve toddler behavior.
Free DVD and book to attendees. Class is June 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the JBM-HH
Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall, 101 McNair Road, Bldg. 480, Fort Myer, VA 22211.
Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512.
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 June 11 from 9
to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For
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 June 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration
required. For questions: 703-696-3512.
New – Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar (STARS)
The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds a Spouse Transition and
Readiness Seminar (STARS) June 4, 9 a.m. until noon, in Bldg. 29, Rm. 103, on the
Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The seminar is designed to
provide military spouses with the knowledge, information, and resources associated
with the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS). Registration is required. For more
information and to register, please call 703-614-6828.
New – Résumé Writing Class
The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds a résumé writing class
June 5, 9 to 11 a.m., in Bldg. 29, Rm. 104, on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base
Myer-Henderson Hall. Entitled “Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector Resume Tips and
Marketable Formats,” the class teaches how to draft private sector targeted resumes.
The topics include acceptable formats and design, prioritizing and highlighting key
skills, and creating marketable content. Registration is required. For more information
and to register, please call 703-614-6828.
New – Crack the Code, Get the Job
The MCCS Career Resource Management Center holds a class on the federal
hiring process June 5, 1 to 3 p.m., in Bldg. 29, Rm. 105, on the Henderson Hall portion
of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The class, entitled “Cracking the Code to the
Federal Hiring Process,” reviews the federal hiring process and teaches participants
how to create a federal application package that will set them apart from the
competition. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call
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
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.
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
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
To register, call 703-614-7204.
Traffic, Roads, Grounds
Temporary road closure on Fort Myer portion of joint base
McNair Road from the intersection of Lee Avenue to Marshall Drive on the Fort
Myer portion of the joint base is closed, to include pedestrian and bicyclists, until
further notice due to road damage.
For more information, call 703-696-3290 or log onto www.facebook.com/jbmhh.
Parking lot on Fort McNair closed June 12
The D Street parking lot on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base will be
closed June 12 in support of a graduation ceremony taking place that day. The parking
lot will reopen after the ceremony is complete.