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JBM-HH Bulletin April 29, 2013

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JBM-HH Bulletin April 29, 2013

  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 – 703-696-6906Become a fan of JBM-HH on Facebook, and find yourself . . . in a video, aphotograph, 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 & our Flickr page for the latest photos of all the activities happeningon Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/jbm-hh.REMINDER - all bulletin requests must be submitted by close of businessThursday in order to be in the following Monday’s Bulletin.NewsGet your news published in the JBM-HH Email BulletinGet your office’s important information in the weekly JBM-HH bulletin. To get itpublished email usarmy.jbmhh.asa.pao-all@mail.mil by Thursday at 4 p.m. For moreinformation call 703-696-2976.Email Bulletin now accessible on the JBM-HH websiteThis Email Bulletin is now accessible on the JBM-HH website. For information onNews visit www.army.mil/article/94476/Installation_News/. For information onFamily Readiness visit www.army.mil/article/94477/Family_Readiness/. Forinformation on Traffic, Roads and Grounds visitwww.army.mil/article/94481/Traffic__Roads_and_Grounds/. These websites will beyour go-to locations to find out what’s happening on JBM-HH and will be updateddaily or as needed. In the near future we will be using email blasts/bulletins only foremergency or critical information.NEW – JBM-HH Interactive Customer Evaluation System (ICE) a wayto get your voice heard
  2. 2. ICE is a feedback mechanism that allows customers to submit suggestions forimprovement, cite exceptional service and identify concerns with service performance.Your comment card ratings are used to improve the products and services available toyou. To visit the JBM-HH ICE page visit the following link and get your voice heard:http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=356&dep=DoD.ACAP Classes availableSoldiers leaving the military have a number of ways to ease their transition andmake finding the right job easier. The Army Career and Alumni Program has severalupcoming classes available. For more information visitwww.jbmhh.army.mil/inc/ACAP%20Schedule%20April-June%202013.pdf.Gettysburg TripThe Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victorythat ended General Robert E. Lees second and most ambitious invasion of the North.Learn more about this war, the people, the places, and the meaning of the war toAmericans today by visiting Gettysburg National Military Park with ITT. The packageincludes roundtrip transportation, admission to the museum, lunch buffet, and two-hour guided battlefield tour. The fee is $75 per person. To reserve, please call ITT at 571-483-1963.NEW – Loss of water pressure Tuesday in area near Old Post ChapelA loss of water pressure may be experienced in buildings in the vicinity of the OldPost Chapel on Tuesday, April 30 due to the ongoing construction in the area. Waterpressure will return to normal by the end of the day on April 30. For more informationcall 703-696-0984.NEW – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” eventschedulePershings Own" Chamber Music Series20th Century Wind Classics and BeyondFort Myer, VABrucker HallTuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.Twilight TattooThe U.S. Army Blues | Downrange | Army Voices | The 3d U.S. Infantry RegimentFort Myer, VASummerall FieldWednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.Twilight Tattoo 2013 Schedule
  3. 3. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring 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 through performances by The U.S. ArmyBlues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and DrumCorps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.This performance is free and open to the public. Due to budget constraintsunfortunately we will not have bleachers for Twilight Tattoo this year. Grass seating isavailable, and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs. For more informationon group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-2888.Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ceremony pageantry begins at 6:45p.m. Performances from May 1 through May 15 and May 29 through June 26 will belocated at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va.Performances from July 10 through Aug. 28 will be located at Whipple Field on JointBase Myer-Henderson. Field locations may vary, please checkhttp://twilight.mdw.army.mil/schedule prior to attending a specific date.NEW – Fort Myer legal and claims office closed May 1The Fort Myer Legal & Claims Office will be closed Wednesday, May 1. For moreinformation call 703-696-0761.Safety FairThe 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) safety office (with assistance fromJBM-HH and Henderson Hall) will host a Safety Fair, Friday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Summerall field Parking lot. Topics will include Vehicle/Motorcycle andWeapons safety. All JBM-HH Servicemembers, their Families, DoD civilians andretirees and their guests are invited to attend. For more information call 703-696-4131.NEW – Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the clubThe Marine Club, open to all services, all ranks, all DOD and all guests, holds aCinco de Mayo lunch buffet Friday, May 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The $11 buffet features aselection of traditional Mexican food and popular sides. A drawing for a Chili’s giftcard will be held at the conclusion of the lunch, and the winner need not be present towin. The lunch is followed by an After Work Fiesta beginning at 4:30 p.m. A special barmenu, including specialty drinks, and a deejay are part of the fun. Two drawings forChili’s gift cards will be held during the event, and winners must be present to win. Formore information, please call 703-614-2125 or visit the club’s webpage atwww.mccsHH.com/Club.html.NEW – Spring Wine FestivalThe Marine Corp Exchange holds its fifth annual Spring Wine Festival Saturday,May 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., in front of the Marine Corps Exchange. Patrons age 21 and over
  4. 4. may taste from over 100 wines from the United States, Chile, France, Germany, Spain,and more. Vendors from The Vineyard Wine & Spirits will take questions and introducetheir wines. Lunch featuring Pineapple Jerk Beef Kabobs, Skewered Tropical IslandChicken, and Tennessee Fried Catfish, will be offered for sale during the event. A deejaywill provide entertainment, and prizes will be drawn. For more information, please call703-979-8420.NEW – Military Spouse Appreciation weekMay 6-10 is Military Spouse Appreciation Week. The Directorate of Family, Morale,Welfare and Recreation will be hosting numerous events to honor our military spouseson JBM-HH. For all the detailed information visithttp://www.jbmhhmwr.com/index/FMWR_Home/2013-MSAD-flyer.pdf.Army Substance Abuse Training for CiviliansThe 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 twohours of Army Substance Abuse training which would include 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 havemet the requirement for the year. If an employee did the Workplace Violence on line itwill also meet the yearly requirement. If anyone needs special accommodations orthere are any questions call 703-696-3787.o 7 May Drug Free Workplace Supervisoro 8 May Drug Free Workplace Non-SupervisorTAPS Good Grief Camp seeks active duty servicemembers, recentveterans in Washington, D.C. areaThe Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a nonprofit organizationthat provides immediate and long-term support and care to the families of our nationsfallen heroes. Over Memorial Day Weekend we will be holding our 19th Annual TAPSSurvivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in the DC area hosting children and teens fromacross the country. What makes our camp unique are the active duty men and womenand recent veterans who volunteer to provide one-on-one mentoring to the children ofour deceased service members. We are expecting approximately 500 children to visitthe DC area to learn coping skills and support systems. You can help by volunteeringyour time over Memorial Day Weekend to this very special cause.Mentors’ Role: Each Mentor will be matched with a child who has lost a loved onewhile serving in the military. The children range from 4 to 19 years old and each agegroup will be led by an experienced and trained grief facilitator. As a TAPS militarymentor, you will serve as a “big brother/sister” to these children, to remind them thatthey are not forgotten and still very much a part of the military family.Mentors’ Schedule:
  5. 5. Mandatory Training May 22, 6 to 9 p.m. or May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.May 25, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.May 27(optional) Arlington Cemetery Ceremony indress uniformUniform: Casual (shorts, jeans, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.). Each Mentor will receivetwo (2) TAPS t-shirts to be worn for all activities Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Cost: None. During the camp, you will eat all meals with your Mentee. There isparking available at specific locations that will be at no cost.Where: The training sessions and majority of activities will occur at the Marriott CrystalGateway in Crystal City, VA. For all other activities outside the hotel, bustransportation will be provided.For more information about the TAPS Good Grief Camp or to register as a Mentor,please go to www.taps.org and click on the “Memorial Weekend Register Today” linkand then register as a “Good Grief Camp Mentor.” Should you have any questions orneed a letter requesting time off, please email mentors@taps.org or call 1-800-959-TAPS(8277). Deadline is May 7.This notice is of common interest to the military community and does not imply Department of Defenseendorsement of a commercial entity.Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington AreaEveryone remembers where they were and what they were doing on September 11,2001. On Thursday, May 16 Jane Davis, author of "First Aid For Heroes" will tell herstory of the days leading up to 9/11, her volunteering at Ground Zero in New York Cityfor six and a half weeks, and the ensuing ten years, punctuated by defining lifemoments. Please join the Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area(AOWCGWA) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Koran Room of the Fort Myer OfficersClub in welcoming AOWCGWA member and author Jane Davis.May’s menu includes salad, Shrimp Alfredo, mixed vegetables and Crème Brule withfresh fruit for dessert. The price is set at $20.00. Reservations must be received no laterthan Tuesday, May 7 and can be made online through Pay Pal atwww.AOWCGWA.org or by mailing the reservation form (found online or fromReservation Chair) and $20 check made out to "AOWCGWA" to AOWCGWAReservations, 205 B Lee Avenue, Fort Myer, Va. 22211. For more information call 703-717-9191.Job FairThe JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a Job Fair fortransitioning servicemembers, their families, veterans and DoD civilians Thursday,May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JBM-HH Community Center, Building 405. Inaddition there will be a job fair preparatory event Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to
  6. 6. noon at Building 405 where you will learn ways to prepare your resume and how todress for success. For more information call 703-696-9603.Boots to Business WorkshopThe Career Resource Management Center announces a new Small BusinessAdministration “Boots to Business” workshop May 13 and 14 in Building 29, room 201on the Henderson Hall side of JBM-HH. Geared toward transitioning military servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans, the workshop is designed to determine ifstarting a business is right for you. After the two-day workshop, each participant willhave a Feasibility Analysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future businessplanning. The workshop is free, and reservations must be made by calling 703-614-6828.WMZQ to host live radio show on Joint Base-Myer Henderson HallMay 16As part of their Military Appreciation Week 98.7 WMZQ-FM will broadcast theirmorning radio show live from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Join Morning DJ Boxeras he broadcasts from outside the JBM-HH Community Center and Dining FacilityThursday, May 16 from 5 – 9 a.m. Units from every service are asked to come out andenjoy the show. Rain or shine the show still goes on. The rain location will be inside thecommunity center.Call 703-696-2976 for more information.NEW – JBM-HH celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthJoint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Asian Pacific American HeritageMonth on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center,building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. A cultural performance and foodsampling will be made available. Please contact MSG Juan Torres at 703-696-2964juan.l.torres@us.army.mil or SFC Michael Swinton at 703-696-8729michael.swinton@us.army.mil for any additional information or questions.NEW – Iwo Jima 7k RaceRegistration is open for the May 22 Iwo Jima 7k Race. Held on the joint base, therace begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Cpl Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall portion ofJBM-HH and proceeds to the Marine Corps War Memorial, popularly known as the IwoJima Memorial, before returning to Smith Gym. Tee-shirts will be given to the first 150registered participants, and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and femalerunners. Registration closes May 20. For more information and the link to registeronline, please visit www.mccsHH.com/OohRahRunSeries.html or call 703-614-5959.Family Readiness
  7. 7. Moving Families Through ChangeThe seminar is designed to provide parents with tools to create an effective co-parenting relationship through the separation & divorce process. The seminar is set forTuesday, April 30, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the ACS Classroom, Bldg 201. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.NEW – Introduction to Korea“Welcome to Korea” will be held Friday, May 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. at ArmyCommunity Service, Building 201 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. This briefingprovides an overview of Korean customs, culture and language.Register by calling 703-696-0153/0156.NEW – Hearts ApartHearts Apart is a support group for spouses, fiancés, parents, or significant others ofdeployed or geographically separated civilians and military members. This group isdesigned to be a fun networking opportunity for those experiencing separation from aloved one. The next meeting will be at the American Legion, Post 139, Arlington, VA2220 on Wednesday, May 18.For more information call 703-696-0153/0156 or email rene.s.fizer.civ@mail.mil.NEW – Welcome to GermanyA Welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, May 16 from 10 to 11 am at ArmyCommunity Service, Bldg 201, on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. This briefingprovides an overview of German customs, culture, and language for Germandestinations. Register by calling 703-696-0153/0156.NEW – Autism Class SlatedThe Joint Base Myer-Henderson Halls Army Exceptional Family Member Program issponsoring "Tricare / Other Benefits and Safety Issues for Military and DOD CivilianParents with Children with Autism and Other Cognitive Disabilities" class and supportgroup on Thursday, May 30 from noon to 3 pm at the JBM-HH Army CommunityService, Bldg 201 Custer Road, Fort Myer, Virginia. Guest speaker will be LTC ScottCampbell, Parent of an Autistic child and board member of the Autism Society ofAmericas Northern Virginia Chapter. Join us for a wonderful opportunity for Familiesto not only learn about medical benefits and safety issues for their Autistic children, butto also network with other Families. Reservations are required. Child care will not beprovided.For reservations, general or disabled access information, contact Marcia OConnor,EFMP manager at 703-696-8467 or TTY at 703-696-4675. Please leave a telephonemessage with your name and contact number.