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JBM-HH Bulletin June 2, 2014

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JBM-HH Bulletin June 2, 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 – June 2 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 – Mobile DMV on Fort Myer portion of joint base June 3 The DMV mobile unit will be on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot across from the bowling center. This service is available for all DoD ID/CAC holders and appointments are NOT required. New – Food truck schedule on Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH A barbeque food truck will be located in the vicinity of the Shoppette June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base. A pasta food truck will be located behind Bldg. 31 June 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base. New – Drug Free Workplace training ASAP training which includes Drug Free Workplace for Supervisors and Prevention of Workplace Violence will be offered June 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. ASAP training which includes Drug Free Workplace for non-Supervisors and Prevention of Workplace Violence will be offered June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Suicide Prevention will be offered June 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. All trainings are in Bldg. 230. New – AAOG to conduct flight training June 4
  2. 2. The Army Air Operations Group, 12th Aviation Battalion will conduct a flight training exercise at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in the Washington, D.C. area. The one-hour training flight will begin at Davison Army Airfield along the DC helicopter routes back to Davison. The DC helicopter primary route includes: the Potomac River, Fort Washington, Haines Point, the Tidal Basin, Cabin John, along the I- 95 Greenbelt corridor and south of Andrews Air Force Base. This is a planned exercise to test the 12th Aviation readiness posture to include a multi-ship operation with a mixed battalion formation flight. For more information on the exercise, please contact Ms. Shaunteh Kelly or Ms. Courtney Wittmann at the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Public Affairs Office at 202-685-4645. New – New Evening Classes on Communication The Military Family Life Counselor Program at MCCS Henderson Hall holds summer evening classes open to military ID card holders. All classes are held in Marine and Family Programs Bldg. 12’s conference room Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. June dates and topics are: June 11, Communicating Feelings, which will focus on road blocks to communication and communicating long distance; June 18, Assertiveness Communication, which will examine how voice can block or enhance communication; and June 25, Effective Communication, which will examine verbal and nonverbal communication. For upcoming topics, check www.mccsHH.com/ccp.html. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204. New – Welcome Aboard, Marines! Marines and their family members are encouraged to attend a Welcome Aboard orientation Tuesday, June 10, starting at 8 a.m. in Bldg. 21 on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Find out imperative information and resources available to you and your family. Civilian attire is permitted. A coupon toward lunch in the Java Café given to all sponsors, and a bus tour of Washington D.C. is offered at 12:30 p.m. Please register so we can prepare a welcome bag for each sponsor. For more information, please call 703-614-7202. New – DTAP Offered Learn about the Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program at DTAP, offered by MCCS Henderson Hall 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 29, Rm. 103. This workshop provides information on service-connected disabilities. Call the Career Resource Management Center at 703-614-6828 for more information and to register. New – ACAP Schedule updated for June The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program has updated its seminars and workshops schedule for the month of June. To find out more information about the
  3. 3. transitioning assistance courses, higher education opportunities and career resources workshops available, log onto www.jbmhh.army.mil/WEB/JBMHH/Services/ArmyCareerAlumni.html. 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. 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. Come and enjoy a free lunch and learn more about the home-buying process. For more information, call 703-696-0153. 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 answer questions. 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 johnny.quezada@navy.mil. 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.
  4. 4. 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 todd.a.hopkins.civ@mail.mil.
  5. 5. 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: http://www.mbw.usmc.mil/RequestReservation.aspx. 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 www.usarmyband.com/. 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.
  6. 6. 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. 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 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. 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. 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
  7. 7. from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions: 703-696-3512. 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. 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. 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. 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 questions: 703-696-3512. 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. 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.
  8. 8. 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. 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 703-614-6828. 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.
  9. 9. 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. 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 New – Washington Boulevard and Columbia Pike construction From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 7 and 8, S. Quinn Street will be fully closed to all traffic to and from Columbia Pike for VDOT to install a new sewer manhole and pipe. During these hours, the right lane of eastbound Columbia Pike will also be closed. 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
  10. 10. 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.