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JBM-HH Bulletin April 8

  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. News http://www.army.mil/article/99411/Installation_News/ Family Readiness http://www.army.mil/article/99413/Family_Readiness/ Traffic, Roads and Grounds http://www.army.mil/article/99415/Traffic__Roads__and_Grounds/ JBM-HH Commander’s Information Line – 703-696-6906 Become 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. NewsSequestration News Get the latest information and news on sequestration and how it will affect theDepartment of Defense by visiting the JBM-HH website atwww.army.mil/article/96832/Sequestration_Resources/.Get your news published in the JBM-HH Email Bulletin Get 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 website
  2. 2. This 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.April is the Month of the Military Child The Department of Defense has designated April the Month of the Military Child. Itsgoal is to recognize the commitment, contributions and sacrifices that children andyouth of our Servicemembers make for our nation. For more information visit http://www.dvidshub.net/video/283852/2013-month-military-child-video-psa#ixzz2PEL1uepE.NEW – National Park Service offers free annual pass to national parks The National Park Service wants to thank active duty personnel and their families fortheir service. A free annual pass is available at national parks that charge that permitsentry to active duty military. Learn more at www.nps.gov. And when you are ready toexplore the great outdoors, remember that MCCS Semper Fit has an outdoor recreationgear issue point at Smith Gym. Read more at www.mccshh.com/OutdoorRec.html.New Pizza To-Go The Marine Club now has pizza for eat in or to-go service hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,and wait times depend upon time of day and volume. All pizzas are 16 inches and comewith a variety of toppings. Prices range $12 for cheese pizza to $15 for “supreme” witheight toppings. See more at www.mccsHH.com/Club.html or call 703-614-2125.Semper Fi “Sprint Tri” Opens for Registration The Semper Fit Sprint Triathlon is open for registration now until April 12. The eventcomprises a 10 minute swim at Zembiec Pool, 20 minute run, and 20 minute bikeportion at Smith Gym. Participation is limited to 42 single entries (no teams), and thereis a $15 non-refundable entry fee. To register and pay, please call ITT at 571-483-1963.For more information on the event, please call 703-693-7351.NEW – Army Substance Abuse Training for Civilians The 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.
  3. 3. 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 Supervisor o 8 May Drug Free Workplace Non-SupervisorThe United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” event schedule"Pershings Own" Chamber Music SeriesAn Evening with Brahms and ProkofievBrucker Hall, Fort Myer, VATuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m."Pershings Own" Chamber Music SeriesMSG Antonio Giuliano, tenor A Tribute to PavarottiMemorial ChapelFort Myer, VATuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.Mobile DMV coming back to Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH The JBM-HH Army Career and Alumni Program will sponsor the VirginiaDepartment of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mobile unit on Tuesday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Bowling Center and Spates Community Club.They will provide all or most services provided at a regular DMV office. The mobileuntil provides JBM-HH Servicemembers, their Families, DoD civilians and retirees adifferent and convenient venue exclusively without having to go to a regular office. Formore information call 703-696-9603.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 5K run/1 mile Walk Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host a 5K Run/1M Walk on April 12 at 6:30a.m. at the Fort Myer Fitness Center in recognition and support of the men and womenwho work to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. Military Servicemembers, civilian DoD card holders, Family members and specialguests are invited. For more information visit http://www.jbmhhmwr.com/.NEW – Building a better budget class State Department Federal Credit Union at Fort McNair’s building 41 will hold a“Building a Better Budget “education seminar on Friday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. This seminar looks at how a well constructed budget is the back-bone ofsound financial management. The workshop will cover the key concepts of identifyingshort, mid, and long-term goals, and designing a realistic spending plan that will enableyou to live within your means while saving for the future. Included in the presentationwill be a discussion of how to become and remain debt-free, and how to stay motivated.
  4. 4. Admission is Free, but Seating is Limited. Register at seminarquestions@sdfcu.org. Thisnotice is of common interest to the military community and does not imply Department of Defenseendorsement of a commercial entity.Rape Aggression Defense Class There will be a Rape Aggression Defense Class on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling at 130 McChord St. building 15. To registercall 202-404-5466. Class is open to all DoD ID cardholders age 12 and up.Annual Children’s Fair MCCS Henderson Hall holds the sixth annual Children’s Fair Saturday, April 13, 10a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to Department of Defense identification card holders, the fair takesplace in the Cpl Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint BaseMyer-Henderson Hall. Events include free carnival games, face painting, a toddlerclimbing area, giveaways, and cotton candy; a family friendly lunch will be availablefor sale (cash only). Children are welcome to wear a favorite animal costume. For moreinformation call 703-693-5666.2013 National Capital Region/Military District of WashingtonCombatives Tournament JBM-HH Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is looking for the “Best Warriors”to compete in this year’s 2013 NCR/MDW Combatives Tournament. The tournament isopen to all Servicemembers and DoD Civilians from all installations and units withinthe NCR/MDW region. The Combatives Tournament will be held April 18-19 at theFort Myer Fitness Center. Combatives (military service members assigned or attachedto an Army or Joint organization) participating in the tournament will also becompeting for a spot on the 2013 NCR/MDW Combatives Team. This team willrepresent NCR/MDW at the United States Army Combatives Championships in July atFort Carson, Colorado. For details of the event check out www.jbmhhMWR.com orwww.hqbn.belvoir.army.mil/tournament.asp For questions contact Billy Cook (HQBN Operations & Training Officer) atbilly.e.cook4.civ@mail.mil or at 703-806-5176/6446.NEW – Lunch-n-Learn Marine Corps Community Services Semper Fit invites you to bring your lunch andlearn about health and wellness. A series of free 30-minute classes are held Tuesdaysand Thursdays, April 16 through 25, 11:30 a.m. - noon. Topics are: “Eating Well andHealthy Cooking: How to Prepare Healthy Meals and Stay Healthy While Dining Out”(April 16); “Desktop Dining: How, Why, and If You Should be Eating Your Lunch atYour Desk” (April 18); “Work Well and Be Healthy: What You Can Do at Work to KeepYourself Healthy” (April 23); and “Physical Activity for the Health of It: The Benefits of
  5. 5. Having a Healthy Lifestyle” (April 25). The location is Bldg. 29. To register, and forroom location, please call 703-614-5959.Spring Education & Career Fair Prepare for your future and meet with local, national, and international educatorsand employers looking to connect with you! MCCS Henderson Hall announces theirSpring Education & Career Fair on Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Cpl TerryL. Smith Gym, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Educators and employees will be onhand to meet prospective students and employees, and breakfast and lunchrefreshments will be served. Resume review and assistance services will be availableduring the fair, which is open to DoD ID card holders and the general public (withphoto ID). To prepare for the fair, the Career Resource Management Center offers a“Career Fair Strategies Workshop” on Thursday, April 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m., in Building29, Classroom 104 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. For additionalinformation, please call 703-614-6828.Intramural Unit Level Softball Sign ups Its that time of the year again to play ball. Please register your softball team bycalling 703-696-7867/7863 or emailing Mike Cary at michael.v.cary.naf@mail.mil.Deadline for registration is April 17 with the season scheduled to begin on April 29.Only active duty units can register.NEW – Gettysburg Trip The 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.Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area luncheon Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the KoranRoom of the Fort Myer Officers Club the Army Officers Wives Club of the GreaterWashington Area (AOWCGWA) will welcome Colonel (retired) John Folsom as heregales tales of Smoke the Donkey, who wandered in to a United States military campin Iraq and became a supply donkey for the US military. April’s menu includes salad, Raspberry Chicken, rice, vegetable medley andcheesecake for dessert. The price is set at $20.00. Reservations must be received no laterthan Tuesday, April 8 and can be made online through Pay Pal atwww.AOWCGWA.org OR by mailing the reservation form (found online or fromReservation Chair) and $20.00 check made out to "AOWCGWA" to AOWCGWA
  6. 6. Reservations, 205 B Lee Avenue, Ft. Myer, Virginia 22211. For more information pleasecontact Reservations at 703.717.9191."Volunteers needed for Anacostia River Front Cleanup at Joint BaseAnacostia-Bolling Volunteers are needed for the Anacostia River Front Cleanup at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Saturday April 20 between 8 a.m. and noon. Naval District Washington (NDW) will be joining forces with the Anacostia RiverWatershed Society and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling for a riverfront cleanup. Thisfamily-oriented community event is open to everyone that can enter the base. MoraleWelfare and Recreation (MWR) will also sponsor Earth Day which will be full of familyfun. Earth Day will include: Earth Day Poster Contest, 5K Run/Walk, USAF &USN DrillTeam Performance and Blessing of the Fleet. For more details call MWR at 202-767-9136. To register on-line for this community event go to www.cnic.navy.mil/ndw,scroll to community service and go to on-line registration or call 202-433-6854.NEW – White Ribbon Campaign The Air Operations Group will host a White Ribbon Campaign, working to eradicatesexual violence among men and women, on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Look for the booth next to the Fort McNair Shoppette. Stop, make your pledge,collect and wear your ribbon all day. If you can’t wear it, let a family member wear itfor you.NEW – Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Coupons Available For the second year, the MCCS Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange is offeringa Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) contribution benefit coupon to customersfor a $5 contribution. When purchased, the coupon will entitle customers to specificpercent-off discounts applied to a one-time purchase on either April 22 or 23, formerchandise storewide (see coupon for exclusions). MCX Henderson Hall is pleased to be participating in the program. Patrons maypurchase the coupon from any point of sale and in Customer Service from now throughthe final day of redemption, April 23, or as the supply of coupons lasts. Thecontribution is fully tax deductible. For more information, please call 703-979-8420.NEW – Wall of Heroes The Henderson Hall Marine Corps Exchange invites you to honor your servicemember and military child. In recognition of “Month of the Military Child,” OperationMilitary Kids is providing photos frames to families for the purpose of posting in the“wall of heroes” in the MCX breezeway. Drop off your photo of your military childwith his or her active duty “hero” in uniform at Bldg. 12, School Liaison Office.Alternately, pick up a photo frame from the Marine Corps Exchange Customer Service.
  7. 7. Photos will be displayed throughout April. For more information, please call 703-693-8378.Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrates Holocaust RemembranceDay Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Holocaust Remembrance DayWednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the JBM-HH (Fort Myer side)Community Center (Bldg 405). Guest speaker will be Halina Litman Peabody, whoseAunt perished in the Holocaust. For more information call 703-696-2964.National Drug Take Back Day The 6th Annual National Drug Take Back Day is set for Thursday, April 25 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JBM-HH commissary. This is an opportunity for those who missedprevious events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unusedprescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. For more information call703-696-3900.UFC 159 at the Marine Club The Marine Club will show UFC 159, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, on Saturday,April 27. The Marine Club opens at 8 p.m. and offers a special fight menu. Departmentof Defense identification cards holders and their guests are welcome. Transportationfrom the barracks and from Marine Barracks Washington will be provided; check withyour unit for transportation times and pick up locations. For more information on thefight, please call 703-614-2125.NEW – Twilight Tattoo 2013 Schedule 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.
  8. 8. Safety Fair The 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.Boots to Business Workshop The Career Resource Management Center announces a new Small BusinessAdministration “Boots to Business” workshop May 13 and 14 in building 29, room 201on Henderson Hall. Geared toward transitioning military service members, militaryspouses, and veterans, the workshop is designed to determine if starting a business isright for you. After the two-day workshop, each participant will have a FeasibilityAnalysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future business planning. Theworkshop is free, and reservations must be made by calling 703-614-6828. Family ReadinessAnger & Stress Management MCCS Henderson Hall’s Behavioral Health Branch offers a continuing Anger &Stress Management workshop Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Held in Building 12, the eight-part workshop’s topics include dealing with stress, empathy, learning to responddifferently to situations, identifying negative self talk, communication skills, adjustingexpectations, time outs, and forgiveness. Registration is required and referrals arewelcome. The workshops are available as unit PME’s upon request. For moreinformation, please call 703-614-7204.MCCS Marine & Family Programs MCCS Henderson Hall offers a wide range of services to Marines and their familymembers throughout the National Capital Region and beyond to a 105-square mile areaaround Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Through a robust outreach program, theprograms provide information on topics such as relocation assistance, school liaisonservices, education and career resources, personal financial management, andcounseling support. For an overview of the services available, please visitwww.mccsHH.com/MFS.html.Parent & Child Series: Child Safety Awareness This presentation is for parents of children (all ages). Parents will be given resourcesto facilitate family discussions regarding potential safety risks their children mayencounter and how to create a family safety plan. The class is set for Tuesday, April 9from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Cody Child Development Center, Teen Lounge.
  9. 9. Pre-registration is requested. Call (703)696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Hearts Apart Heart’s 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 class is set for Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at theAmerican Legion, Post 139, Arlington, VA 22201. For more information, call 703-696-0156 or email rene.s.fizer.civ@mail.mil.Sponsorship Training A Sponsorship training class will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. atACS, Bldg 201 on Custer Rd. It will provide information and hands-on training forthose wanting to be a sponsor. For more information call 703-696-0153/0156.Planning a Move for Families with Special Needs The Marine Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) holds two briefs in Aprilfor families who have family members with special needs. On April 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,the EFMP briefs at Marine Barracks Washington, Post 5, Ground Floor Rm. 146. OnApril 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the brief briefs in Bldg. 12’s conference room on theHenderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. In addition, the EFMPholds a program and support group meeting at the Fort Meade Community ReadinessCenter, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade, Maryland. This meeting is held in conjunctionwith the Fort Meade Army Community Services EFMP.Parent & Child Series: Anger Management This presentation is for parents and children- 8 yrs old and older. Everyone getsangry, even children. Parents will review and receive a copy of "How to take theGrrr....Out of Anger" to help guide their children through the process of learningemotion management. The class is set for Tuesday, April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. at theCody Child Development Center, Teen Lounge. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Planning a Move for Families with Special Needs The Marine Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) holds two briefs in Aprilfor families who have family members with special needs. On April 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,the EFMP briefs at Marine Barracks Washington, Post 5, Ground Floor Rm. 146. OnApril 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the brief is in Bldg. 12’s conference room on the HendersonHall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. In addition, the EFMP holds aprogram and support group meeting at the Fort Meade Community Readiness Center,830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade, Maryland. This meeting is held in conjunction with theFort Meade Army Community Services EFMP.
  10. 10. Stress Management (introductory level presentation for adults) Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying stressorsin their life and how to create their own stress management plan. The next class is setfor Wednesday, April 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS classroom, building 201.Preregistration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Welcome to Germany A welcome to Germany class is set for Thursday, April 18 from 10 to 11 p.m. Learnabout topics including sponsorship, household shipments, personal vehicle shipments,driving, pets, passport information, as well as customs, culture and language. To register, call 703-696-0156.Citizenship/Naturalization Session scheduled A Citizenship/Naturalization information Session is set for Thursday, April 18 from6 to 7:30 p.m. at ACS building 201. To register, call (703)696-0153/0156.NEW – Parent & Child Series: Stress Management This presentation is for parents and their children (12 yrs old and older). Spring canbe a stressful time for students. Parents and children will learn how to recognizesources of stress and create a family plan to help manage those stressors. Participantswill receive a copy of Fighting Invisible Tigers’. The next class is set for Tuesday, April23, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Cody Child Development Center, Teen Lounge. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.NEW – Anger Management (introductory level presentation for adults) Individuals attending will be given information on the basics of identifying whatoccurs in their personal life when they make the choice to react to situations with anger.The next class is set for Wednesday, April 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the ACS Classroom,Bldg 201. Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and toregister.Baby Bundles Expectant parents will receive information on preparing for labor and delivery,mother and newborn care, baby proofing their home, and strengthening their marriage.The next class is set for Friday, April 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the ACS classroom Bldg 201.Pre-registration is requested. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.Smooth Move The next Smooth Move class is set for Thursday, April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at theJBM-HH MCCS building 12. Smooth Move is an informal joint service brief forServicemembers planning to PCS. Learn about your new duty station, moving withTRICARE, arranging household goods shipment with Transportation Office,Sponsorship, Housing.
  11. 11. To register, call 703-696-0153/0156.NEW – “Pinwheels & Pins” This Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month closing ceremony and a celebrationis in honor of our Military Children. Enjoy family oriented entertainment, and freebowling. The ceremony is set for Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Joint BaseMyer-Henderson Hall Community Center Ballroom. Pre-registration for bowling isrequired as space is limited. Call 703-696-3512/6511 for more info and to register.NEW – Moving Families Through Change The 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.Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDCaveats: NONE