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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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JBM-HH Bulletin – Sept. 8
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Traffic, Roads and Grounds
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.
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
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-
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
Federal Employee benefits open season to begin Nov. 10
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
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
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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 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.