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  • Northern neighbors pay their respects

    Feb 11, 2016

    His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, and U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb.10, 2016.

  • Senior Leaders Message: African-American History Month

    Feb 10, 2016

    During National African-American History Month, the Army pays tribute to the contributions of past and present generations of African Americans and reaffirms our commitment to keeping the American dream alive for every citizen. This year as we recognize Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories, we reflect upon significant places where African-American history was made, particularly those places which are an important part of our Army's own history ...

  • Department of Defense Celebrates George Washington's 284th Birthday

    Feb 9, 2016

    The U.S. Armed Forces celebration to honor America's first president 248th birthday is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15 on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates & Garden, Mount Vernon, Va.

  • President of the Italian Republic honors America's service members

    Feb 8, 2016

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2016) -- His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, to honor America's fallen at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • National Prayer Luncheon brings services together at NDU

    Feb 5, 2016

    Military District of Washington chaplains teamed up with National Defense University chaplains on Fort Lesley J. McNair for their annual National Prayer Luncheon, Feb. 4, 2016.

  • Colombian President honors America's fallen

    Feb 5, 2016

    His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, to honor America's fallen at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb. 4, 2016.

  • Colombian National Army Commander transfers authority of the Conference of American Armies

    Feb 3, 2016

    Colombian National Army Commander Gen. Alberto Jose Mejia transferred authority of the Conference of the American Armies (CAA) to U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during an Army Full Honor Arrival Ceremony at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 2, 2016.

  • JBM-HH Consolidated Tax Center open for business

    Jan 29, 2016

    For the next four months, 26 IRS-trained and certified Soldiers, Marines and civilian volunteers will be busy helping people prepare and file their 2015 tax returns.

  • Tax season is here: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Consolidated Tax Center preps for 2016

    Jan 14, 2016

    It's that time of year again! The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Consolidated Tax Center will open Jan. 19, providing free individual income tax preparation and e-filing services to service members, retirees and their families.

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!"

    Jan 14, 2016

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., challenged the Nation to recognize that our individual liberties rely upon our common equality. The passage of time has only served to deepen our understanding of the importance of Dr. King's words and of his life's work.

  • Farewell and Good Luck!

    Jan 8, 2016

    Col. William D. McGarrity, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington chief of staff, presents the Commanders Award for Civilian Service to Ernestine Saint Louis, JFHQ-NCR/MDW staff action control officer, during an award ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Farewell Sgt. Smith!

    Jan 8, 2016

    Col. Matthew F. Rasmussen, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington J/G1 director, presents the Army Commendation Medal to Sgt. Torrie R. Smith, JFHQ-NCR/MDW human resources noncommissioned officer, during an award ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Quarterly Theme -- Physical Security Measures

    Jan 5, 2016

    The Army antiterrorism awareness theme for the second quarter (January through March) fiscal year 2016 (2Q/FY16) is physical security measures in support of Army antiterrorism and protection activities. The primary audience for this theme is antiterrorism officers, antiterrorism coordinators, and leaders at all levels who are responsible for planning and executing antiterrorism plans and programs.

  • President Woodrow Wilson honored in Washington

    Dec 29, 2015

    An Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying ceremony is conducted Dec. 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C., in honor of President Woodrow Wilson.

  • NFL honors America's heroes on Pearl Harbor anniversary

    Dec 10, 2015

    Several military members were on hand for the NFL Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins vs the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 7, 2015.The Washington Redskins continued their tradition of honoring the nation's veterans and active duty military through the team's annual Salute to Service game.

  • NORAD celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

    Dec 3, 2015

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

  • 2015 Holiday Season Message

    Nov 25, 2015

    The upcoming season offers a variety of opportunities to celebrate holidays, honor traditions, and spend time with Family and friends. As we look forward to this special time of year and look back on another year gone by, I want to extend my sincere thanks for your efforts and support of our important missions.

  • Winter Season Safety

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Military District of Washington Command Safety Manager offers tips and resources on how to stay safe this winter season.

  • See something? Say something!

    Nov 17, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall officials ask everyone to take part in the Department of Homeland Security's "see something, say something" campaign.

  • OSC Updates Hatch Act Guidance for Social Media

    Nov 17, 2015

    In advance of the upcoming presidential election year, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has revised its guidance regarding the Hatch Act and federal employee use of social media and email. The guidance is in an online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) format and was last issued in April 2012.

  • Veterans Day Message

    Nov 9, 2015

    On 11 November 1921, three years to the day after the armistice that ended World War I, President Warren G. Harding presided over a ceremony dedicating the newly established Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. This November 11th at the very same location, many of us will participate in the National Veterans Day Observance, as an annual symbol of our Nation's appreciation to all those, living and dead, who served in our military.

  • Army Leaders's Veterans Day 2015 Message

    Nov 2, 2015

  • Wounded warriors, Prince Harry inspire each other

    Oct 30, 2015

    It's not every day you get to meet a prince, but several of America's injured service members were given that chance yesterday, showing off their adaptive sports skills to Britain's Prince Harry, who visited Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to officially launch the 2016 Invictus Games.

  • 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season

    Oct 29, 2015

  • Three US Soldiers lost in Vietnam War laid to rest 42 years after crash

    Oct 28, 2015

    Three U.S. Army Soldiers, Maj. Dale W. Richardson, 28, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; Staff Sgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr., 20, of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin, 21, of Mexico, Mo., were buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Oct. 20.

  • BOSS and SMP bring the fun for fall

    Oct 28, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) and Single Marine Programs have a variety of upcoming events for Soldiers and Marines looking to make the most of the fall season.

  • Army bids farewell to McHugh at JBM-HH

    Oct 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army bid farewell to John McHugh, 21st secretary of the Army, during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Oct. 23.

  • 2015 National Veterans Day Observance

    Oct 19, 2015

    The 62nd annual National Veterans Day Observance to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • October highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 15, 2015

    During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the indispensable contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Nation. The Army relies on the abilities of all to accomplish our mission. By drawing on the strengths and talents of our diverse workforce, we are better positioned to defend our Nation.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2015

    Oct 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army supports the Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) observance to bring attention to an issue that undermines the Army Values. Domestic violence has the potential to end careers -- and even lives.

  • JBM-HH thinks green for Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 15, 2015

    New, ongoing projects to save JBM-HH hundreds of thousands of dollars in coming years.

  • JBM-HH announces Nov. 7 Grant Hall Public Open House

    Oct 15, 2015

    FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its next quarterly Public Open House of Grant Hall's historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair side of the Joint Base in southwest Washington D.C., from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Thirty-five thousand runners celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 31st anniversary

    Oct 14, 2015

    More than thirty thousand runners from around the globe came to the Nation's Capital to participate in the 31st Army Ten-Miler. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending at the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the Nation's most iconic monuments.

  • 2015 Army Ten-Miler Race Day Schedule

    Oct 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington announces the official race day schedule for the 31st Annual Army Ten-Miler scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11. The Army Ten-Miler is the third largest 10-mile race in the world and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the globe annually.

  • JBM-HH firefighters, The Old Guard host teen burn survivors

    Oct 8, 2015

    They've endured more than they should have to in their young lives, and many have the physical and emotional scars to prove it. But, for seven days last week, 45 campers from the International Association of Firefighters International Children's Burn Camp put all they've experienced behind them and had fun in the National Capital Region.

  • 31st Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 2, 2015

    Race weekend activities include the ATM Expo at the D.C. Armory, live music, youth activities, and the popular Hooah Tent Zone. The expo is open to runners and the general public Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Hooah Tent Zone is open race day to participating runners and will feature live music, youth activities, interactive displays and exhibits by Army installations from around the world.

  • Army Transportation Soldiers recognized

    Oct 2, 2015

    Four Soldiers from the U. S. Army Transportation Agency were presented the Honorable Order of Saint Christopher medallion during an award ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. Michel M. Russell Sr., Army Chief of Transportation.

  • New temporary fire station constructed at Fort McNair

    Sep 30, 2015

    A new temporary fire station has been installed on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, giving the JBM-HH fire department capabilities on McNair until a permanent fire station can be constructed.

  • Engineer Company Famous for 9/11 Response Validates Training during Capital Shield 15

    Sep 22, 2015

    The 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company validated their rescue procedures and improved on their skill during Capital Shield 2015, a training exercise held at the former Lorton, Va., Juvenile Detention Center, Sept.

  • MDW's Spirit of America honors first responders

    Sep 17, 2015

    The United States Army's Spirit of America performance paid tribute to first responders during its opening performance the evening of Sept. 11, 14 years after the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and Flight 93.

  • Security Restrictions and Joint Transportation Plan for the 2015 Papal Visit to Washington, D.C

    Sep 15, 2015

    Today, the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies announce the Security Restrictions and Joint Transportation Plan for the visit of Pope Francis to Washington, D.C. Events and activities celebrating the visit of Pope Francis, a designated National Special Security Event by the Department of Homeland Security, will take place Tuesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 24.

  • 2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 15, 2015

    Each year from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the U.S. Army community both reflects upon and celebrates the tremendous contributions of Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army. These individuals have not hesitated to defend and show their allegiance to the nation in many important ways. The legacy of exceptional service begun by prior generations of Hispanic Americans continues today, and is evident in various functional areas of the force and levels of leadership.

  • Local Soldiers win MDW Best Warrior competition

    Sep 11, 2015

    Two Soldiers stationed at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall have won the Military District of Washington's Best Warrior Competition. Staff Sgt. Kevin Simpson, a clarinetist with The U.S. Army Concert Band, earned the title of best NCO warrior and Pfc. David Saunders of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Alpha Company earned the title of best junior enlisted warrior during the competition, which was held Aug. 24 to 28 at Fort A.P. Hill in Bowling Green, Va.

  • Keeping friends, family and neighbors safe

    Sep 10, 2015

    Antiterrorism Awareness was flooded throughout the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) during the annual U.S. Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Month in August.

  • President Taft to be honored on birthday

    Sep 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of William H. Taft, 27th President of the United States Birthday.

  • Spirit of America tickets now available

    Sep 2, 2015

    Tickets are now available for the U.S. Army's Spirit of America performances. Spirit of America is a FREE two-hour show that uniquely combines traditional military ceremony with a large-scale theatrical production that showcases discipline, historical reenactments and traditional and modern music.

  • Spirit of America returns to the Nation's Capital

    Sep 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington brings Spirit of America to the nation's capital this September for the first time in four years. The FREE two-hour show uniquely combines traditional military ceremony with a large-scale theatrical production that showcases military discipline, historical reenactments, and traditional and modern music.

  • September highlights National Preparedness Month

    Sep 2, 2015

    National Preparedness Month (NPM) is commemorated each September to emphasize preparedness' importance and to encourage Americans to take simple actions to prepare for emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, active shooters, or terrorist attacks.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 26, 2015

    Borne out of the labor movement of the 1800s, Labor Day was established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of the American workforce.The first large-scale Labor Day celebration was observed on September 5, 1882 with a massive parade and picnic in New York City, and Congress created a federal holiday 12 years later.

  • Celebrating Women's Equality Day

    Aug 26, 2015

    Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, signaling a momentous commitment to equal rights for all Americans. As we acknowledge women's struggles and celebrate their right to vote, we also recognize women in the Army for their tremendous contributions and relentless spirit in helping to keep this nation free.

  • The Sun sets on Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 21, 2015

    Hundreds of audience members came out to enjoy the final performance of the summer of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, held in Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Sixth Annual Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 15, 2015

    August marks the Army's sixth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The terrorist threats faced today are as complex as they have been at any time in the nation's history. These threats are persistent and constantly evolving as evidenced by the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Army's antiterrorism program protects personnel, information, and facilities in all locations and situations against terrorist activities. The purpose of Antiterrorism Awareness Month is to instill Army-wide heightened awareness and vigilance to protect Army communities from acts of terrorism.

  • Nice summer weather and military pageantry lead to a great time

    Aug 13, 2015

    Hundreds of audience members came out to enjoy great late summer weather and to see the penultimate performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, deputy commanding general U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), held on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Fun and camaraderie at the JFHQ-NCR/MDW Organization Day Picnic

    Aug 11, 2015

    The threat of rain could not inhibit friends, families, and co-workers from enjoying the esprit-de-corps at the annual Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) Organization Day picnic at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.

  • Tchaikovsky's "Overture 1812" Returns to Washington D.C.

    Aug 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" returns to the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. to present its annual "Overture 1812."

  • Army's Legislative Liaison hosts best show in town

    Aug 6, 2015

    Hundreds of audience members came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Maj. Gen. Laura Richardson, chief, Army Legislative Liaison, held on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Aloha Soldiers! Welcome Home

    Aug 5, 2015

    Ten Soldiers from the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport Command's (USAPAT) Pacific Flight Detachment (PFD), were welcomed back onto U. S. soil by their headquarters command at Joint Base Andrews, Md., after a four-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Bravo Zulu shipmate!

    Aug 3, 2015

    Friends and fellow staff members said goodbye to Cmdr. Jeffrey C. Brown, deputy director of logistics and engineering, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region, during a retirement ceremony held in his honor at the Navy Museum on the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrate 240th Anniversary

    Jul 31, 2015

    Legacy was the theme of the day during the 240th Chaplain Corps Anniversary activities at Arlington National Cemetery and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • 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.