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Sept. 9 Bulletin

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Sept. 9 news and information bulletin for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

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Sept. 9 Bulletin

  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. 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 – Sept. 8 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 – U.S. Army to host annual health fair The U.S. Army will host an annual health fair Sept. 9, which is open to all Pentagon personnel and other Department of Defense employees within the National Capital Region. The opening ceremony will be held on the Pentagon Center Courtyard stage at 9 a.m. Mr. Eric Hipple, former Detroit Lions quarterback, is scheduled to be the featured speaker. Hipple, an advocate for suicide awareness, is devoted to building awareness and breaking down the stigma associated with depressive illnesses, since the loss of his 15-year-old son, Jeff, to suicide. Following the completion of the opening ceremony, Service members, Civilians and their Families are invited to visit more than 30 exhibits dedicated to spread awareness about health and wellness, risk reduction, and prevention and intervention of suicides, and meet current professional football players supporting this effort. The health fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New – Noise advisory Sept. 10 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery will be firing blank rounds on Summerall Field on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base Sept. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  2. 2. New – 9/11 Memorial 5K run/ 1 mile walk Sept. 12 The US Army Military District of Washington Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is hosting a 9/11 Memorial 5K run/ 1 mile walk Sept. 12 at the Fort Myer Fitness Center. The free race begins at 6:30 a.m. Sign up at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg? oeidk=a07e9qcn8s559e4ba06&oseq&c&ch. New – Musical stories for kids of all ages The U.S. Army Band is hosting Musical Stories for Kids of All Ages Sept. 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Children can take a musical tour of the United States of America and celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. Children will be able to try real instruments in the instrument petting corral. For more information, log onto www.usarmyband.com. New – Volunteers needed for National Day of Remembrance Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Historic Congressional Cemetery as part of the National Day of Remembrance. The clean-up will take place Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Historic Congressional Cemetery, located at 1801 E. Street, SE, Washington, D.C. This volunteer opportunity is open to all, and families are encouraged to help. For more information, call 202-685-0493. New – AOWCGWA to host new member sign-up The Army Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area is hosting a new member sign-up event Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during a tour of homes on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, or to sign up for the historic tour of homes, visit www.aowcgwa.org or call 703-781-0474. New – Free southern country music concert Oct. 3 Keni Thomas, a former Army Ranger and Southern Country Rock artist will perform at Conmy Hall Oct. 3 starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for sale. For more information about the concert, call 703- 696-3469/3470. Navy Uniform Center to open in MCX Sept. 9 MCCS Henderson Hall announces the grand opening of the Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) Henderson Hall third floor addition and Navy Exchange (NEX) Uniform Center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and enjoy refreshments afterward. There will be giveaways and drawings for products, including electronics, cookware, and apparel. The store is located on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall.
  3. 3. Annual civilian employee training Annual civilian employee training is scheduled for Sept. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. The training topic is Suicide Prevention. Drug free workplace and prevention of violence in the work place training will be held Sept. 16 and 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. All training is held in Bldg. 230. For information, call 703-696-3787. Army Community Service to be closed Sept. 12 The JBM-HH Army Community Service office (Bldg. 201) will be closed Friday, Sept. 12 for carpet installation. For AER Red Cross emergencies Sept. 12, contact the Fort Belvoir AER section at 703-805-3130 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or contact the Red Cross at 877-272-7337 after hours. ACS will re-open Monday, Sept. 15 with limited service to allow for work completion and ACS staff to reset for full operations Sept. 16. For more information, call 703-696-3435. Civilian newcomers orientation The next Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall civilian employee newcomers orientation is scheduled for Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 417, room 107. All new employees must attend this orientation. For more information, contact your supervisor or call Human Resources at 703-696-5779. Devil Dog 7K Race registration open MCCS Semper Fit’s Devil Dog 7K Race is open for sign up. Department of Defense identification card holders may participate. The race will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, starting at 6:30 a.m. at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. Late registration and check-in start at 5:30 a.m. Register online at http://www.mccshh.com/oohrahrunseries.html by Sept. 21. The first 150 registered participants receive a Devil Dog tee shirt. Call 703-614-7332 for more information. Fall Education & Career Fair Scheduled Mark your calendar for the MCCS Henderson Hall Fall Education & Career Fair, scheduled Thursday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. Local, national, and international educators and employers will be present to meet with prospective students and employees, and career experts will be on site providing free resume review. An interactive mobile classroom will be parked outside the venue, and everyone is welcome to step inside. Breakfast and lunch refreshments will be provided courtesy of event sponsors. For more information and to register, please visit www.mccsHH.com/EducationCareerFairFall2014.html or call 703-614-6828. Hiring Heroes career fair
  4. 4. JBM-HH Soldier for Life is hosting a Hiring Heroes career fair Thursday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Spates Community Club. Service members, veterans, retirees and family members are welcome to network with employers from the Department of Defense and other federal agencies and private sector firms. For more information, contact Sylvia Parker at 571-372-2124 or email sylvia.o.parker.civ@mail.mil. Tutor and a Buddy The Tutor and a Buddy Program is looking for military service members to volunteer their time at Barcroft Elementary School. For more information on how to get involved in the new school year, call 703-693-8378. Smith Gym new hours effective Sept. 1 The Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium now has new hours as of Sept. 1. New hours are as follows: Monday through Friday 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gym is open most federal holidays 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday hours are posted online at www.mccsHH.com. The gym, which serves over 10,000 patrons per month, is located on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and is named in honor of Cpl. Terry L. Smith, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Read about Cpl. Smith’s life at www.mccshh.com/SmithGym.html. Welcome Aboard Brief MCCS Henderson Hall will hold a Welcome Aboard orientation session Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., in Bldg. 29, classroom 105. Newcomers will learn about their new duty station and important information about life in the National Capital Region. After a break for lunch, there is a bus tour of the local area, including downtown Washington, D.C., starting at 12 noon. Family members are welcome to attend the brief and tour. Civilian attire is encouraged for service members. Register to attend by calling 703-614-7202. Marine Corps uniforms available New & gently used Marine Corps uniforms are available for FREE; located in Bldg. 28 (the warehouse) on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. There are male and female items, even a few maternity items (i.e. Service Blouses, Men's Dress Blue Trousers & Service Trousers, Woodland & Dessert Cammies, Alpha Coats, Trench Coats and more. If you are interested, drop by the warehouse during normal business hours. For questions or more information, contact the Family Readiness Officer at 703- 697-7342. Federal Employee benefits open season to begin Nov. 10
  5. 5. It’s never too early to begin planning. Open season for Federal Benefits runs from Nov. 10 through Dec. 8. Employees are responsible for ensuring they update their information and make any necessary changes during this time. For more information, log onto the health vendors websites to download their brochures or check out the Office of Personnel Management’s website at www.opm.gov/FEHBbrochures. H&S Battalion opens new forward office in Pentagon The Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall has opened a new forward office in the Pentagon. The office is located in Rm. 4A524. Office numbers are: Consolidated Admin- 703-693-5208 Supply Admin- 703-693-5192 S-3 Training- 703-693-5186 Family Readiness Officer- 703-693-5196 Relocation Assistance- 703-693-5197 Fax- 703-614-1535 DSN- 224 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
  6. 6. Play Morning is scheduled for Sept. 10, 17 and 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. This playgroup is for parents and preschool children to provide time for play, physical activity and socialization for parents. The group will meet at playground # 1, by the restrooms, weather permitting. For additional information or to register, please call 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 held Sept. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512. Play, Learn, Grow: Fire & Car Safety Parents can bring their children (ages 0-5) for a time of play, crafts, and stories Sept. 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Parents will be given an overview of fire and car seat safety. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512. EFMP yoga therapy Exceptional Family Member Program yoga therapy for children with special needs is scheduled for Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Terry L. Smith Gym. The class is open to children ages 12-18 years old and is free and open to DOD ID card holders. Class size is limited and registration is required. To find out more information and to register, call 703-693-5353 or email efmphh@usmc-mccs.org. 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. The class is schedule for Sept. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512. Baby Bundles Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your new baby arrives. A brief overview of the labor and delivery process, newborn care, and baby proofing your home will be discussed. Individuals will receive a bag of free baby care and safety items. Registration required. The class is scheduled for Sept. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512. Stranger Danger self defense class This class is designed to teach your children, ages 3-18, about the dangers of strangers and provide them with techniques and skills that increase their awareness and safety. The class will cover basic age appropriate escape tactics, as well as specialized training for older children focused on driving safety plans and cell phone
  7. 7. distractions. Parents are encouraged to attend and learn a few techniques alongside their children. The class will be held Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. VA Claims Assistance Thinking of filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs? A National Service Officer from American Veterans (AMVETS) will be in Bldg. 29’s Career Resource Management Center on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall Sept. 11 and 18, by appointment only 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please bring your service medical records, private physician’s records, DD Form 214, marriage certificate, children’s birth certificates, and copies of your dependents’ social security cards. The National Service Officer will consult with you about the condition for which you are considering filing a claim. To make an appointment, 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. 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
  8. 8. 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 and Grounds New – Temporary parking lot closure Sept. 11-12 on Fort Myer Summerall Parking Lot will be closed at 9 p.m. Sept. 11 and re-open after the ceremonies in Conmy Hall, scheduled for Sept. 12, are complete. New – Traffic delays Sept. 12 on Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH The area around the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH will be impacted by an increase in traffic Sept. 12 from approximately noon to 1:30 p.m. New – Traffic delays Sept. 16 on Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH The community on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall may experience some traffic delays Sept. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon due to a 5K run/ 1.5 mile walk. The race is hosted by Naval Sea Systems Command and will start and finish near the fitness center. The upper parking lot of the Fort McNair Fitness Center will be closed during this time in support of the run.

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