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  • Twilight Tattoo beats the heat indoors at Conmy Hall

    Jul 30, 2015

    More than a thousand audience members from across the country and the world joined Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, held inside Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Forgotten War remembered and honored

    Jul 23, 2015

    Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) commanding general, and audience members from across the country honored and remembered the service of Korean War Veterans during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, held on Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Important West African Ally honors America's Fallen

    Jul 22, 2015

    The recently elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • New commander at USAPAT

    Jul 20, 2015

    Lt. Col. Heather L. Maki assumed command of the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport Command (USAPAT) from Lt. Col. Erich R. Then during a change of command ceremony inside Hangar Two at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 17, 2015.

  • Twilight Tattoo to honor Korean War Veterans

    Jul 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will honor Korean War Veterans during its annual Twilight Tattoo program scheduled for July 22, at 7 p.m., on Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Crucial Pacific Rim partner honors America's fallen

    Jul 17, 2015

    Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Council, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • TRADOC hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 16, 2015

    Hundreds of audience members came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) commanding general, held on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Command says farewell to labor counsel

    Jul 15, 2015

    William J. Koon, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) staff judge advocate labor counsel, received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for 13 years of exemplary service during a ceremony held on Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Building a spiritually fit and resilient team

    Jul 10, 2015

    Freedom was the topic of discussion during a Spiritual Fitness Luncheon hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Chaplain's Office held at the Fort Lesley J. McNair Officers Club.

  • Assuring the Army dollar is well spent

    Jul 2, 2015

    Twenty Soldiers and civilians participated in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Enhanced Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Comprehension Course hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • New Fort Belvoir IG swears in

    Jul 2, 2015

    Lt. Col. Timothy W. Johnson was sworn in as the new Fort Belvoir Inspector General (IG), by Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Inter-American Defense College makes history

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Inter-American Defense College (IADC) honored 63 students from 14 western hemispheric countries for completing an 11 month graduate program during the IADC Class 54 graduation ceremony held at the Organization of American States (OAS) building.

  • Army drivers find new home at Fort Lesley J. McNair

    Jul 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Transportation Agency held a groundbreaking ceremony May 21 on historic Fort Lesley J. McNair to mark the last phase of its relocation plan that includes four construction projects beginning in June 2015.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Independence Day Safety Message

    Jul 1, 2015

    In the days immediately following the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776, General George Washington issued a General Order stating that he hoped that "this important Event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer, and soldier, to act with Fidelity and Courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his Country depends (under God) solely on the success of our arms."

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Quarterly Theme -- Antiterrorism Training

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army antiterrorism awareness theme for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 is antiterrorism training. The audience for this theme includes antiterrorism officers and Army leaders who plan and execute antiterrorism training. This theme overlaps and supports the observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month which is observed in August.

  • New commander takes charge of U.S. Army Transportation Agency

    Jun 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Transportation Agency has a new commanding officer. Maj. Altwan Whitfield replaced Lt. Col. William Arnold during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., June 5.

  • MDW Command Surgeon retires

    Jun 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (June 26, 2015) -- Friends, family and staff gathered to celebrate the retirement of Col. Martin D. Kerkenbush, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington command surgeon, during a farewell ceremony held inside the Town Hall building at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

    Military and civilian leaders from the 21 participating nations of the Korea War participated together once again during a ceremony held at the Korean War Memorial marking the beginning of that conflict 65 years ago.

  • Top Soldier recognizes past Army leadership

    Jun 26, 2015

    Past Army Chiefs of Staff were honored for their outstanding service to the Nation during a special Twilight Tattoo called "Salute from the Chief," hosted by the current Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno in Conmy Hall.

  • Historic show honors Vietnam War Veterans

    Jun 25, 2015

    Vietnam veterans from across the nation were honored during a special Vietnam Commemoration Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Continuing Audie Murphy's legacy

    Jun 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) inducted its newest members during a ceremony held at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Free show leads to great Summer Fun

    Jun 18, 2015

    A large crowd from across the country came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Chief Information Officer and the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show brings DC local home

    Jun 18, 2015

    In celebration of the 240th U.S. Army birthday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey hosted the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, June 9.

  • Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!

    Jun 12, 2015

    Two hundred forty years ago on June 14, 1775, America's Army was founded when our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape and win against our adversaries.

  • National security issues examined at Fort McNair

    Jun 12, 2015

    Force Protection Professionals from all over nation discussed security issues during the annual Force Protection Seminar hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District Washington's Provost Marshal/Protection Directorate held at the National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • JBM-HH police determined to curb traffic violations

    Jun 12, 2015

    An increased amount of motor vehicle traffic infractions in residential neighborhoods on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has the joint base police department working to curtail speeding, halt stop sign violations and catch vehicles passing school buses stopped to pick up or drop off passengers.

  • Harmful to environment, microplastic pollution is preventable

    Jun 12, 2015

    CHESAPEAKE BAY, VA. - In the last few years, you may have noticed the term "microplastics" in the news. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic from discarded plastic bottles, bags and containers that end up in rivers, lakes and oceans.

  • MDW family counselors discuss Intimate Partner Violence

    Jun 12, 2015

    David B. Wexler, a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of relationships in conflict presented a workshop June 5, for mental health and family counseling professionals from installations around the Military District of Washington in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Memorial Chapel.

  • Large crowd welcomes new MDW Commander at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 11, 2015

    Thousands came out to celebrate the Army's 240th birthday and see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, the new MDW commanding general, held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Change of Command at JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Jun 10, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker assumed command of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQNCR/MDW) from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan during a Change of Command ceremony inside Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall's (JBM-HH) Conmy Hall, Arlington, Va., June 9, 2015.

  • National Safety Month - June 2015

    Jun 4, 2015

    Each June, the Army observes National Safety Month in conjunction with public and private organizations across the United States. This year's campaign will focus on the significance of safety in four key areas: off-duty driving, civilian injury prevention, and ground and aviation operations.

  • U.S. Army celebrates 240th birthday in New York

    Jun 4, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will host the Army's 240th birthday celebration at 10 a.m., June 12, at Times Square in New York.

  • Rainy weather doesn't dampen Army spirit

    Jun 4, 2015

    More than two thousand audience members came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo dual-hosted by Lt. Gen. William T. Grisoli, Director of the Army Staff (DAS), and Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff(ODCS), G2, held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Senior Enlisted NCO hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 2, 2015

    The special Twilight Tattoo was hosted by the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

  • Dutch Royalty honors U.S. military

    Jun 2, 2015

    Their majesties paid tribute to the American men and women who sacrificed their lives 70 years ago liberating Europe and the Netherlands during World War II.

  • Twilight Tattoo indoors tonight - 27 May

    May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (May 27, 2015 ) -- Due to predicted bad weather, tonight's Twilight Tattoo performance will move indoors to Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va. Because of the anticipated large audience and the limited seating in Conmy Hall, we are performing two shows tonight (one at 4:30 p.m., and one at 7 p.m.).

  • Tunisian Minister of Defense pays respects to American heroes

    May 27, 2015

    Tunisian Minister of Defense Farhat Horchani laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor American heroes.

  • Army G-4 visits Fort McNair

    May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (May 26, 2015) -- Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, received a mission and capabilities briefing during their visit to the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Office of Business Transformation host Twilight Tattoo

    May 26, 2015

    More than two thousand audience members came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, Office of Business Transformation (OBT) director, held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Memorial Day Safety Message

    May 18, 2015

    Whether you will be participating in our National Memorial Day Observance on May 25th at Arlington National Cemetery, spending time with loved ones or simply enjoying the holiday weekend, I encourage you to pause to consider the debt of gratitude we owe the men and women that this day commemorates.

  • Army's lead lawyer hosts Twilight Tattoo

    May 14, 2015

    More than three thousand audience members came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by the 39th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Old Guard Soldiers to honor America's Fallen

    May 14, 2015

    This year's Flags-In is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 beginning at 4 p.m.

  • American Red Cross honors America's heroes

    May 13, 2015

    Linda Mathes, chief executive officer, American Red Cross -- National Capital Region, and Bette Cook, station chair, Fort Belvoir and Quantico Marine Corps Base, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Lincoln Conspirator's trial remembered

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate hosted a special observance during the 150-year anniversary of the military tribunal held after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • ASA (ALT) general hosts Twilight Tattoo

    May 7, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASA (ALT), hosted the ceremony on Summerall field.

  • Best greeting in the National Capital Region

    May 5, 2015

    Passing through some sort of security check point is normally a required function to enter most military installations. Rarely is it enjoyable.

  • Army Ten-Miler Celebrates 31st Anniversary

    May 4, 2015

    The Army's 31st edition of its annual Army Ten-Miler (ATM) race is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, in the nation's capital. Hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, ATM is the third largest 10-mile race in the world and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the globe.

  • National Memorial Day Observance to honor fallen service members

    May 4, 2015

    The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 25 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • MDW celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 1, 2015

    The theme for the May 2015 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is "Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion."

  • Season Opener at MDW's Twilight Tattoo

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Army's 2015 Twilight Tattoo season opened to applause from hundreds of audience members under near perfect weather on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall's Summerall Field.

  • Army joins America's PrepareAthon!

    Apr 28, 2015

    All Army installations and organizations are requested to participate in the April 2015 AP! campaign, culminating with National PrepareAthon! Day on April 30,

  • Japan honors America's heroes

    Apr 28, 2015

    His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • Army Ten-Miler registration opens May 5

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that priority registration for all U.S. Service members will open at 6:30 a.m. EDT, May 5.

  • Soldier recognized for 30 years of service

    Apr 23, 2015

    Col. Michael J. Worth, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Medical Evacuation CONUS Hospitals (MECH) chief, was presented the Legion of Merit recognizing his 30 years of service to the military during a ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • 12th Aviation Battalion welcomes new command sergeant major

    Apr 22, 2015

    Lt Col. James T. Donovan, the 12th Aviation battalion commander, presided over the ceremony transferring responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Sutterfield to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert L. Hill Jr.

  • Army leaders review their skills

    Apr 20, 2015

    Soldiers from Army installations and units within the National Capital Region attended the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, from 20 - 23 April, 2015.

  • MDW's Inspector General departs

    Apr 17, 2015

    Col. Mark B. Kelly, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Inspector General, was presented the Meritorious Service Medal for his service in a number of key positions at the command during the past four years during a farewell ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair and hosted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general.

  • Honoring Jefferson's 272nd birthday

    Apr 15, 2015

    Former President and founding father Thomas Jefferson was honored on his 272nd birthday with an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C. April 13, 2015.

  • Army recognizes outstanding civilian support

    Apr 15, 2015

    Five American citizens were recognized for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army during a special Twilight Tattoo called "Salute from the Chief," hosted by Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno.

  • MDW's Staff Judge Advocate retires

    Apr 14, 2015

    Friends and fellow staff members said goodbye to Col. James R. Agar, U.S. Army Military District of Washington staff judge advocate, during a retirement ceremony held in his honor at the Fort Lesley J. McNair Officer Club.

  • Army highlights Volunteer Appreciation Week

    Apr 14, 2015

    Volunteers are essential to the Army's mission. They selflessly give their time to the Army community by serving Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilians. From leading Family readiness groups, to coaching youth sports, to assisting administrative offices, volunteers are critical to building strong communities.

  • 2015 Twilight Tattoo: validated!

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" conducted a full dress rehearsal inside Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer -- Henderson Hall, in preparation for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's 2015 Twilight Tattoo season.

  • Army salutes outstanding Americans at Twilight Tattoo

    Apr 13, 2015

    A special Twilight Tattoo to recognize five Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army and award them with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award is being held April 14th at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JMB-HH), Va.

  • SHARP speaker: Cultural change is a mind change

    Apr 10, 2015

    More than a thousand Service members and civilians from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Military District of Washington and its inter-agency partners recently gathered during the annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention professional development training.

  • Month of the Military Child: "Their Lives, Their Stories"

    Apr 3, 2015

    The MOMC observance is an opportunity to thank and applaud Army children for their support of a ready Army and recognize their role in strong Army Families

  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2015

    Apr 3, 2015

    Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is observed every April to raise awareness and educate communities on the prevention of sexual violence.

  • JBM-HH Gates Access: Fort Myer, Henderson Hall, Virginia, and Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

    Apr 2, 2015

    Access procedures have changed slightly at JBM-HH.

  • Ten things to know around the DOD in April

    Apr 2, 2015

    1. Easter Sunrise Service - The annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commander will be held April 5 at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery. The non-denominational service will begin with a prelude by the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" at 6:15 a.m. The service is scheduled to begin with a call to worship at 6:30 a.m. This year's Easter sermon will be delivered by Maj. Gen. Howard Stendahl, chief of chaplains, United States Air Force. An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be provided.

  • Leadership course provides mental and physical health

    Mar 31, 2015

    More than 50 service members attended a different type of leadership course, providing them with essential tools to better care for themselves so they can better care for their troops, at the Community Center, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., March 23 -- 27, 2015.

  • Medal of Honor recipients remember those left behind

    Mar 26, 2015

    Medal of Honor Day is celebrated each year on March 25th, and this year three Medal of Honor recipients recognized the day by laying a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Afghan President honors America's fallen

    Mar 24, 2015

    Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani honored America's military by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery during his visit to the United States this week.

  • St. Patrick's Day the Army way

    Mar 19, 2015

    Thousands of parade watchers clapped and shouted their approval as Soldiers from the Army's premiere ceremonial units, participated in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade.

  • JBM-HH tax center prepares for filing home stretch

    Mar 19, 2015

    With about a month left in the 2015 tax season, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Consolidated Tax Center is ready for crunch-time.

  • Platoon sergeants mentor future platoon leaders

    Mar 18, 2015

    Before the crack of dawn, a group of senior noncommissioned officers with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, piled into a van to begin their road trip from Fort Hood to Austin, Texas.

  • JBM-HH Easter Sunrise Service set for April 5

    Mar 18, 2015

    The annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commander will be held April 5 in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Use it or lose it; max leave changes coming

    Mar 16, 2015

    Starting Oct. 1, 2015, Soldiers can carry over no more than 60 days leave unless they have Special Leave Accrual (SLA) protected leave.

  • Ten-day-long lottery offering Marine Corps Marathon spots starts March 13

    Mar 12, 2015

    Those attempting to grab a 2015 Marine Corps Marathon bib will have a prime opportunity starting March 13.

  • High school sophomore wins TUSAB Young Artist Competition

    Mar 12, 2015

    Cellist Allison Park celebrated her sweet 16 birthday in February, and her March is turning even sweeter.

  • Turning volunteer experience into a paying job

    Mar 12, 2015

    Military family members and service members transitioning or retiring from the armed forces should not underestimate the power of volunteer experiences as they seek paid employment in the civilian job market.

  • New improvements to JBM-HH will help conserve energy, money

    Mar 12, 2015

    A collection of new Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works projects is underway in order to make the base more environmentally friendly and save funds on energy for years to come.

  • Fort A.P. Hill renames community activity center

    Mar 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill renamed the post community activity center the Ambrose Fitness Center on March 6. The post's main gymnasium, Ambrose houses exercise equipment, free weights, racquetball and basketball courts.

  • Registration deadline for Race Series Challenge and first FMWR race March 9

    Mar 9, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is again hosting a calendar-loaded schedule of road races and three Army 10-Miler qualifiers throughout the upcoming months.

  • Military working dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives

    Mar 9, 2015

    Despite not allowing dogs on the property, an off-season FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Memorial Hall in Washington, host canines and their handlers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's (The Old Guard) 947th Military Police Detachment stationed on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Top MDW Soldier presented Legion of Merit

    Mar 9, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj., David O. Turnbull, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military district of Washington command sergeant major, was presented the Legion of Merit for his service during the past 31 months

  • Iwo Jima, Arlington National Cemetery linked by three flag-raising Marines

    Mar 9, 2015

    Seventy years ago, Marines fought for footholds in the volcanic earth of an unknown Pacific Ocean island named Iwo Jima. Throughout the five weeks of battle against the Empire of Japan, over 6,800 Americans spilled their blood in the shadow of the island's summit, Mount Suribachi.

  • Winter weather is here -- be prepared!

    Mar 9, 2015

    In the event of weather-related closures, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall personnel follow the guidance of the Office of Personnel Management. OPM determines the open, closed or delayed status for all government agencies and installations located inside the Washington, D.C., beltway.

  • From fife to flight; first fifer pins on air assault badge

    Mar 9, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William J. Parks, a 29-year old fife instrumentalist assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps (FDC) was the first in the unit's recent history to graduate from Air Assault School at Fort Benning, Ga., Jan. 16.

  • Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

    Mar 4, 2015

    Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • Celebrating Women's History Month

    Feb 27, 2015

    Every year the National Women's History Project selects a unifying theme and this year's theme presents the opportunity to weave women's stories -- individually and collectively -- into the essential fabric of our nation's history.

  • Golden State Warriors Honor Fallen at Arlington Cemetery

    Feb 26, 2015

    Members of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team visited Arlington National Cemetery today to show support for an Army widow and pay homage to thousands of military members buried throughout the hallowed grounds.

  • German senior military leader honors America's fallen

    Feb 25, 2015

    Chief of Staff of the German Army, Lt. Gen. Bruno Kasdorf, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • Army G-8 visits Fort McNair

    Feb 23, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-8, visited with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington and his staff at Fort Lesley J. McNair to discuss the command's mission and capabilities in the National Capital Region.

  • Army prepares for upcoming Twilight Tattoo season

    Feb 20, 2015

    The 2015 Twilight Tattoo showcase will begin April 29 and run through Aug. 19, every Wednesday with the exception of July 1. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will support Independence Day celebrations that week.

  • Celebrating Lincoln's 206th Birthday

    Feb 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington conducted a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony this morning at the Lincoln Memorial in honor of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, United States of America Birthday.

  • Army G-1 visits Fort McNair

    Feb 11, 2015

    Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, deputy chief of staff, Army G-1, visited with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington and his staff at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • 2nd Quarter Town Hall at Fort McNair

    Feb 10, 2015

    Shaping the workforce, civilian education and command engagement were the primary topics of discussion during the JFHQ-NCR/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Town Hall meeting held in the National Defense University's Lincoln Auditorium at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • National Prayer Service at Fort McNair

    Feb 5, 2015

    Faith, fellowship, and food were on display during the Fort McNair National Prayer Luncheon held inside the National Defense University (NDU) at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Consolidated Tax Center now open

    Feb 5, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Consolidated Tax Center is now open for business and celebrated with a grand opening ceremony Feb. 2. This year marks the first tax season for the a consolidated tax center, which combines the Fort Myer and Henderson Hall tax centers into one convenient location for customers at Building 205 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Lincoln Assassination Military Tribunal: 150 years later

    Feb 4, 2015

    FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a special observance of the 150-year anniversary of the start of the military tribunal of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

  • National African American History Month 2015

    Feb 3, 2015

    With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors -- some of whom were brought to this land in chains -- have woven their resilient dignity into the fabric of our Nation and taught us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history