March 25, 2013
By JBM-HH PAO
Updated March 5, 2014
New -- Spring forward
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday, March 8 so you can "spring forward."
New -- Music for Lenten Season
Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base will be hosting a concert series on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. during the Lenten season. The concerts run from Thursday, March 13 through Thursday, April 10 and each concert lasts approximately 25-30 minutes.
New -- Special Operations recruiting briefing
Soldiers looking for a new career in the Army can take advantage of a Special Operations recruit briefing at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Education Center (room 218) March 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Briefing topics include: PSYOP, Civil Affairs and Special Forces. For more information, contact the Career Counselor's office at 703-696-1321.
New -- Marine Corps Exchange update
Beginning March 5, the upper parking lot at the rear of the Marine Corps Exchange on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base will be inaccessible to patrons through March 17, depending on weather. Pedestrian access through the area at the rear of the MCX will be intermittently impacted during this period, when construction crews require closing access for safety.
The Java Café will continue to open at their regular time, 7:30 a.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. Sundays. Patrons should use the MCX garage breezeway entrance and proceed through the store to the Java Café. The breezeway entrance only will be open early. For their safety, patrons are asked to obey all signage in and around the construction site. Any concerns may be directed to MCCS Operations at 571-483-1947.
New -- Changes to DPW work orders
The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) JMB-HH, will cease to accept FY14 reimbursable (customer funded) Individual Job Orders (IJOs, DA 4283s) after March 31. The only exceptions will be for life, health or safety issues; signs; keys; or those approved by the DPW Director. For any questions please contact Mr. Jorge A. Blanco, Chief, BOID, at 703-696-6411.
New -- Volunteer to make dinner for barracks residents on JBM-HH
The Henderson Hall Family Readiness Officer is looking for volunteers interested in helping provide a home-cooked (or store bought) Italian dish for the Marines living in the barracks. The dinner will be hosted March 11 in Bldg. 416 and food drop-off is 5 p.m. To volunteer, visit: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=OPVH2474.
New -- Family movie night at Henderson Hall
Headquarters Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall is hosting its first Family Movie Night, Saturday, March 15 in the Joe Rosenthal Theater from 6 to 8 p.m. The free event is open to service members and their families. The movie is "Frozen." To RSVP, contact the Henderson Hall Family Readiness Officer, Renee Lilley at Barbara.email@example.com or 703-697-7342. Concessions will be on sale in support of the Marine Corps Ball Committee.
New -- State Department Federal Credit Union operating hours
The State Department Federal Credit Union on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is extending operating hours. The aim is to align operating hours at all branches of the State Department FCU as well as extend lobby hours and make it easier for members to remember the hours of operation.
The new hours that will go into effect March 17, 2014 are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Current hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
For more information, call 703-706-5129 to speak directly with someone at the credit union.
New -- Threat Awareness and Reporting training
The next Threat Awareness and Reporting (TARP) training will be held March 18 at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall, Bldg. 243 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. For more information, call 703-696-8341.
New -- EEO posters available for pick up
New Equal Employment Opportunity posters available for pick up and have been placed in distribution boxes in the Headquarters Command, Bldg. 59. These posters should be placed on office bulletin boards. If additional posters are needed, contact the EEO office at 703-696-6258.
Take a trip to New York City with MWR
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Morale, Welfare and Recreation is taking a day trip to New York City Saturday, March 8. The cost is $50 and departs from the Fort Myer portion of the joint base at 5 a.m. and departs New York City at 4 p.m. At least 40 people need to register for the trip to take place. Contact the Community Center at 703-696-3469 to sign up.
NEC Geek Squad MS Outlook training
The NEC Geek Squad will host Microsoft Outlook training sessions March 24 and 28 from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. The training will focus on the calendar and contact functions within Outlook. The classes are limited to 20 people each.
To register or for more information, contact Irene Garrett at Irene.firstname.lastname@example.org or Misti Reid at email@example.com.
Changes at the Fort Myer Exchange
The Fort Myer Exchange now have new operating hours. The Exchange will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Subway restaurant located in the Shoppette is relocated and open in the Fort Myer Exchange Mall.
The Dry Clearners, relocated from the Shoppette, GNC, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Optical Shop and the Flower Shop are all operational and located in the Fort Myer Exchange Mall for a one-stop shop resource for patrons.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union ATM fee changes
Beginning March 1, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union ATM surcharge fee will increase from $1.50 to $3.00 for NON-members who use PenFed ATMS on all military installations. All PenFed members using their PenFed card will continue to have ATM service without a surcharge.
Catholic Lent/Easter schedule
All services will be held at the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base unless otherwise stated.
Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes is March 5 at the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel at noon and 6 p.m. and at Fort McNair NDU (location TBD) at noon.
Stations of the Cross will be held at 6 p.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4 and 11 at the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Stations of the Cross will be followed by a penitential supper in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Lenten Retreat at Memorial Chapel will be held March 30 at 6 p.m., first session, no meal; March 31 meal at 6 p.m. and second session at 6:45 p.m.; April 1 meal at 6 p.m. and penance service at 6:45 p.m.; April meal at 6 p.m. and final session at 6:45 p.m.
Palm Sunday, Rite of Blessing and Procession of Palms mass will be held April 12 at 5 p.m. and April 13 at 9 a.m.
April 14-16, Mass will be held at noon. There will not be noon Mass April 17-18.
Holy Week Triduum Liturgies:
April 17: Holy Thursday, Liturgy of the Lord's Supper mass at 6 p.m. There will be no other Mass that day.
April 18: Good Friday, Liturgy of Our Lord's Passion and Death at 6 p.m. There will be no other Mass that day.
April 19: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m.
April 20: Solemn Easter Sunday Mass at 9 a.m.
Registration open for Shamrock Shuffle 5K
JBM-HH Commanders Race Series kicks off its 2014 season, March 14 with the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run and 1 mile walk. Race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Myer Fitness Center, Bldg. 414. Registration is FREE and the first 90 registrants will receive a Shamrock Shuffle T-shirt. You can register on-line at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8ss7zj93d253871&oseq&c&ch until midnight, March 12. Race Day registration will be accepted at the Myer Fitness Center from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. Awards will be presented for Largest Military Unit, Top Male and Female Finishers of the 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, along with Top Finishers for each age division in the 5K. For further information or questions, contact Todd Hopkins at (703) 696-0594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be on the lookout for registration information for the April 4th - Cherry Blossom Race Along the River 3.5K run and 1.5K walk at Fort McNair.
Army Career and Alumni Program schedule through March
ACAP has scheduled seminars and workshops -- including retirement and ETS workshops, entrepreneur and smart investment seminars, federal resume workshops and more.
See the ACAP schedule here for activities through March.
Education and Career Services
For ongoing tests given by Education & Career Services, Marines, please phone 703-614-9104 or visit www.mccshh.com/learning.html.
Keep aware of MCCS Henderson Hall activities by liking mccsHH on Facebook and following mccsHH on Twitter. Also visit our website, www.mccsHH.com on a mobile device? You'll be automatically redirected to our mobile site.
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.
Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area offers child, spouse scholarships
The Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area provides scholarships for children (high school students and college students) and spouses of U. S. Army personnel. Funds for the scholarships are from the Fort Myer Thrift Shop. Applications for the three programs must be mailed to the Thrift Shop by March 28, 2014.
Details on eligibility requirements and applications for the programs are at www.aowcgwa.org/index.cfm?action=scholarships. Questions about the scholarship program may be emailed to email@example.com.
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.