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  • Back to school tips and tricks

    Aug 27, 2015

    Parents are the first and most important of their children's teachers, and with school in session or about to get underway throughout much of the National Capital Region, many are looking for ways to ensure the academic year gets off to a great start.

  • JBM-HH toughening up on texting and driving

    Aug 27, 2015

    Instances of distracted driving in the National Capital Region are on the rise, according to U.S. Army Installation Management Deputy Commanding General for Operations Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson.

  • JBM-HH recognizes Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 27, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community members are being reminded that if they see suspicious activity, they should say something.

  • JBM-HH celebrates Women's Equality Day with 5K race, one mile walk

    Aug 27, 2015

    Each year, Aug. 26 marks the anniversary of women's right to vote being granted in 1920 through the passing of the Constitution's 19th Amendment. On Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation coordinated a race to celebrate the observance.

  • Joint base welcomes students back to class

    Aug 27, 2015

    Students from across the National Capital Region returned to the classroom Aug. 24 and those who attend Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Southwest Washington received a rousing back to school welcome from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Traffic pattern a part of increased force protection measures

    Aug 26, 2015

    In an effort to enhance Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's force protection posture and overall security, there has been a change to the traffic pattern at Fort Myer's Hatfield Gate at 2nd Street South and Washington Boulevard.

  • 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.

  • New traffic pattern a part of increased force protection

    Aug 21, 2015

    In an effort to enhance Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's force protection posture and overall security, there has been a change to the traffic pattern at Fort Myer's Hatfield Gate at 2nd Street South and Washington Boulevard.

  • DPW prepares to demolish Building T482

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works is preparing to demolish Building T482, next to Memorial Chapel off of McNair Road on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • The new boss: Army welcomes Milley on JBM-HH and says goodbye to a 'moral giant'

    Aug 20, 2015

    The United States Army bid farewell to its former chief of staff and welcomed his successor during a ceremony under the hot sun on Summerall Field at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Aug. 14.

  • '1812 Overture' highlight of 'Pershing's Own' summer concert season

    Aug 20, 2015

    Thousands gathered on the lawn adjacent to the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, Aug. 15, to enjoy The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" annual performance of "1812 Overture."

  • New name, same mission: Marines Mentoring Millennials

    Aug 20, 2015

    For over 35 years, Marine Corps Community Services, Henderson Hall and the Marines of Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall have partnered with Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington to mentor pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade students during the academic year.

  • Breaking a leg:With opening night just weeks away, Spirit of America Soldiers rehearse to tell Army

    Aug 20, 2015

    Members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) are preparing themselves for the Army's largest community outreach event, Spirit of America.

  • Ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force laid to rest in Arlington

    Aug 20, 2015

    More than 500 family, friends and fellow Airmen attended memorial and graveside services for retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker Aug. 14 at Memorial Chapel at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Section 57 of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • This week in military history

    Aug 20, 2015

    This week in military history

  • Training exercises to test

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Plans, Training Mobilization and Security will be performing two separate full scale exercises Sept. 17 to ensure that personnel are prepared for potential active shooter and biological attack scenarios.

  • Be a good neighbor: Joint base leaders ask commuters accessing JBM-HH to be considerate, obey Arling

    Aug 17, 2015

    As Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall moves forward with its Automated Installation Entry (AIE II Plus) system upgrades and testing, traffic may back up at the gates, especially during peak traffic times. This has been the case in recent weeks at the Myer/Henderson Hall gates. Personnel and visitors are asked to be mindful of and obey Arlington County traffic regulations in these areas and, especially, of the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Army Community Service EFMP supports special needs families

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers who have family members with special needs can turn to a program operated by Army Community Service to get help and support to ensure their loved one receives the care they need.

  • Hooks in: Local firefighters train to rappel from danger

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Alexandria Fire Departments in a combined training exercise Aug. 4 through 6, demonstrated techniques and the use of a personal escape system that allows firefighters to independently rappel from a building by using a small device fastened to the firefighters' gear.

  • Chavis remembered by JBM-HH community

    Aug 17, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is mourning the loss of one of its own.

  • Joint base SOS coordinator stands ready to assist 'thrivers' of the fallen

    Aug 6, 2015

    Survivors of the fallen have a new advocate on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Elite Tomb sentinels, Old Guard Soldiers not deterred by summer heat

    Aug 6, 2015

    Temperatures in the National Capital Region have broken the mid-90s. The humidity makes the temperature feel like it is over 100 degrees.

  • Career Skills Program to help transitioning service members get jobs

    Aug 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's Career Skills Program will soon be helping Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall service members find civilian employment as they get ready to transition out of the service.

  • Rader Clinic performs active shooter drill

    Aug 6, 2015

    Medical professionals and other staff within the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic performed an active shooter drill July 28 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in a joint effort with JBM-HH emergency services.

  • Soldiers suit up for Spirit of America

    Aug 6, 2015

    On Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, historic military uniforms, weaponry and music are abundant. In preparation of the 2015 Spirit of America tour, the Soldiers-turned-re-enactors filled the historic military uniform warehouse July 30 for a costume fitting.

  • 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.

  • Ten things to know around the DOD in August

    Jul 30, 2015

    Ten things to know around the DOD in August

  • New Headquarters Command Battalion leadership team on the job

    Jul 30, 2015

    The United States Army Headquarters Command Battalion's new leadership team of Commander Lt. Col. Johnathon Kupka and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenyatta Mack has been in place nearly six weeks and the pair has been busy getting to know the Soldiers under their command and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • MPD to service members: Clearing joint base early saves time and effort

    Jul 30, 2015

    Since March 1, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Personnel Division has used out-processing software to streamline the process of clearing post for transitioning service members. The system helps quickly find debts owed by service members to standard Army post agencies such as Army Community Service, housing, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, saving service members going on leave time and effort.

  • AIE II Plus testing ongoing at JBM-HH

    Jul 30, 2015

    Automated Installation Entry (AIE II Plus) system upgrades are being tested during this time and are likely to continue through mid-August.

  • Bagels, coffee and history served up by ACS

    Jul 30, 2015

    Bagels, coffee, juice and the history of Army Community Service's 50 years of service to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community were served up June 24 at Bldg. 201 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • This week in military history

    Jul 30, 2015

    This week in military history, as published in the #Pentagram newspaper. Covers the week of July 30 - Aug. 5

  • 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.

  • Mount Everest comes to JBM-HH

    Jul 23, 2015

    Children attending Vacation Bible School on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall had the chance to experience Mount Everest July 13-17, and they didn't have to leave the continental United States to do it.

  • Landscapers spruce up ANC during July scorcher

    Jul 23, 2015

    Over 400 volunteers representing the National Association of Landscape Professionals descended upon Arlington National Cemetery July 20 for the 19th Annual Renewal and Remembrance event.

  • Improvements to JBM-HH athletic field take root

    Jul 23, 2015

    The softball field off of MacArthur Circle near the Cody Child Development on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has undergone a much-needed facelift in the last two months.

  • ACS at 50: Meet your JBM-HH ACS staff

    Jul 23, 2015

    July 25 marks 50 years of "real life solutions for successful Army living" as Army Community Service celebrates this momentous occasion. We at the Pentagram congratulate and thank our JBM-HH ACS staff members, past and present, for their hard work and commitment to helping service members and families adapt and embrace the challenges of military life.

  • Happy 50th, ACS!

    Jul 23, 2015

    Editor's note: July 25 marks 50 years of "real life solutions for successful Army living" as Army Community Service celebrates this momentous occasion. We at the Pentagram congratulate and thank our JBM-HH ACS staff members, past and present, for their hard work and commitment to helping service members and families adapt and embrace the challenges of military life.

  • Moving this summer? Easy steps to get back that security deposit

    Jul 23, 2015

    During the coming months, many service members may be preparing for a permanent change of station (PCS). Moving to a new station brings many opportunities -- new jobs, new apartments, new schools, new friends. There is much to do to prepare. While you may be earnestly searching for a new place to live at your next duty station, you will want to settle any outstanding matters related to your old address.

  • Marines welcome new battalion commander

    Jul 21, 2015

    Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall welcomed Col. Andrew M. Regan as its leader July 10 during a change of command ceremony that doubled as a retirement ceremony for outgoing commanding officer Col. Anthony S. Barnes.

  • Get to know: Glenn Wait, new JBM-HH chief of staff

    Jul 21, 2015

    Glenn A. Wait, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's new chief of staff, started his position here June 29. In his short time on the job, he says he already finds the joint base's mission profoundly moving.

  • McConville talks character at Moral Leadership Luncheon

    Jul 21, 2015

    Army Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-1, shared words of wisdom with service members and civilians during the third installment of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Moral Leadership Luncheon series July 7.

  • JBM-HH leadership stresses bike helmet safety

    Jul 21, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall leaders are reminding the community that bicyclists must wear helmets when riding on the three portions of the joint base.

  • ACS marks 50 years of service

    Jul 21, 2015

    Army Community Service on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated 50 years of service to the installation with an employee open house that brought current and former staff members and volunteers together July 8 at the community center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Mosquito population hits summer peak; monitoring begins

    Jul 14, 2015

    As 2015 moves into sweltering summer months, warm weather and increased moisture support higher mosquito populations, and along with them comes a higher risk of mosquito-borne pathogens.

  • BOSS Soldiers interact with children at Ashburn Library

    Jul 14, 2015

    In recognition of Independence Day, staff from the Ashburn Public Library in Ashburn, Va., invited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers June 30 to meet and greet with children.

  • Great Falls off limits to swimmers, waders

    Jul 14, 2015

    Summer is here, and as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community members break out the sunscreen and bathing suits, joint base leaders are reminding service members to stay out of Potomac River waters at Great Falls Park.

  • Foster prepares to head to Japan

    Jul 14, 2015

    Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall will say "bye, chaps" to its spiritual leader.

  • ACS at 50: ACS aids mobilizing, deploying service members, their families

    Jul 14, 2015

    Editor's note: This is the final article in a yearlong campaign to highlight Army Community Service programs and services each month in the Pentagram. We published monthly articles leading up to the 50th anniversary of ACS, which takes place this month. Look for coverage of that historic moment in coming editions.

  • Runners not deterred by rain at second JBM-HH Firecracker Twinkie Challenge

    Jul 14, 2015

    Despite a potential rain-out, the second annual Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Firecracker 5K "Twinkie" Challenge and 1.5-Mile Walk July 2 saw nearly double the number of participants over last year's inaugural race, according to race organizer Todd Hopkins.

  • MPD leadership: Help available to aid summer reassignment surge

    Jul 8, 2015

    Due to high summer demand for services-such as help with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders- the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Military Personnel Division is streamlining its business processes by getting the word out to Soldiers about who can help them PCS on a quick turnaround, according to JBM-HH Human Resources Director Ken Washington.

  • JBM-HH collects food for the needy through Feds Feed Families

    Jul 8, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is once again participating in the Feds Feed Families campaign, helping to collect nonperishable food items and hygiene products for donation to local food banks.

  • Get a different perspective at JBM-HH Moral Leadership Luncheon series

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host the third installment in its Moral Leadership Luncheon series July 7.

  • Only two days left to register! July 7 Moral Leadership Luncheon

    Jul 1, 2015

    The next Moral Leadership Luncheon will be held at Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base July 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, deputy chief of staff, G1, at the Pentagon will be the guest speaker. All active duty military, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and retirees are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served at no cost. The leadership luncheon series provides learning opportunities for attendees from the experiences of key leaders in the area of moral leadership. Questions are welcome concerning the topic presented following the presentation. For more information, please contact Chap. (Maj.) Fred Wendel at 703-696-5688 or alfred.w.wendel2.mil@mail.mil. RSVPs are due no later than noon, July 2.

  • Glenn A. Wait, Chief of Staff, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    Jun 30, 2015

    Glenn A. Wait serves as the Chief of Staff for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. He assumed his responsibilities June 29, 2015.

  • SDDC provides claims info for damaged, delayed personal property shipments

    Jun 25, 2015

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June 24, 2015) -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property directorate sent an advisory today to all Personal Property Shipping Offices and Department of Defense Household Goods Approved Transportation Service Providers containing important information about the claims process for damaged or delayed personal property and personally owned vehicle shipments.

  • Public Works to analyze building usage in effort to reduce excess facilities

    Jun 25, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works staff are analyzing the base's buildings in an effort to identify and reduce excess facilities and use them more effectively.

  • Community spotlight: Douglas Russell, chief, JBM-HH Military Personnel Division

    Jun 25, 2015

    Community spotlight: Douglas Russell, chief, JBM-HH Military Personnel Division.

  • Ten things to know around the DoD in July

    Jun 25, 2015

    July is a busy month, both for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and throughout the individual armed services and the Department of Defense. Here's a snapshot of key events and announcements in July:

  • Marine Corps Family Team Building helps build ready, resilient families

    Jun 25, 2015

    Marine Corps Family Team Building has one of the most important missions in the Corps.

  • Headquarters Command Battalion welcomes new leadership

    Jun 25, 2015

    The United States Army Headquarters Command Battalion welcomed its new leadership team, Commander Lt. Col. Johnathon Kupka and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenyatta Mack, and bid farewell to its former leaders, Lt. Col. Mark Biehl and Sgt. Maj. Alex Pratt, during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony June 19.

  • Editorial: Soldiers' successful transition to civilian life starts with leaders

    Jun 25, 2015

    I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at the latest Hiring Heroes Career Fair June 4 at Spates Community Club. More than 220 service members, retirees, veterans, spouses and other career seekers attended. Nearly 70 employers from federal, state and local government agencies, along with various veteran advocacy organizations, conducted more than 143 interviews and made 17 job offers - simply incredible.

  • Game on! Joint base, The Old Guard participate in second Urban Warrior Challenge

    Jun 25, 2015

    Heat and humidity didn't dampen spirits or the level of competition that could be found at the second annual Urban Warrior Challenge and organization day held June 18 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • In the June 25 Pentagram

    Jun 24, 2015

    In the June 25: Pentagram: Henderson Hall's Marines win the 2nd annual Urban Warrior Challenge; Headquarters Command Battalion welcomes new leadership; the JBM-HH commander talks Soldier for Life and transition assistance; and 10 things you should know around JBM-HH and the Department of Defense.

  • Biehl, Pratt reflect on time as HqCmdBn leadership team

    Jun 22, 2015

    On June 19, the U.S. Army Headquarters Command Battalion leadership team, Commander Lt. Col. Mark Biehl and Command Sgt. Maj. Alex Pratt, will hand over the reins during change of command and responsibility ceremonies in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH.

  • 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.

  • JBM-HH senior leadership attends civic association meeting

    Jun 18, 2015

    Senior leadership from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was on hand June 9 at the 16th annual meeting of the Radnor-Fort Myer Heights Civic Association.

  • Marines withstand stringent PT exercise to recognize MOH recipient

    Jun 18, 2015

    When a partially cloud-covered June 15 sunrise crept over the eastern horizon, more than 35 Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall Marines were met by soggy ground and stifling humidity.

  • 240 years and counting: JBM-HH celebrates the Army's birthday

    Jun 18, 2015

    More than 2,600 Soldiers and civilians from the Department of the Army gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall June 12 for the Army's 240th Birthday Run.

  • 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.

  • Old Guard Soldiers add icing on the cake by re-enlisting at Pentagon Army birthday celebration

    Jun 18, 2015

    Seven 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldiers extended their Army careers during a Pentagon Courtyard Army Birthday cake-cutting ceremony June 11.

  • Marines bring traditional flag raising ceremony to Barcroft Elementary School

    Jun 18, 2015

    Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall put tradition on display June 12 as they performed a flag-raising ceremony for students at Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington.

  • Marines, Soldiers compete at 2015 Urban Warrior Challenge

    Jun 18, 2015

    Hundreds of Soldiers and Marines from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall competed for bragging rights in the annual JBM-HH/The Old Guard Urban Warrior Challenge and Organization Day June 18 at the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Organized by Marine Corps Community Services Henderson Hall and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the day-long event included a series of athletic competitions among the various teams of Soldiers and Marines, such as football, volleyball, a tire roll, dizzy izzy relay and tug of war match. The event also included children's games and activities, as well as informational booths from various colleges, financial institutions and both MCCS and FMWR activities. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Damien Salas) ***See full coverage of this event in the June 25 Pentagram newspaper!

  • World War II's deadliest transport aircraft crash remembered

    Jun 16, 2015

    The lives of six crew members and 35 passengers aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress Aircraft that crashed shortly after take-off June 14, 1943, were remembered 72 years later June 12 during at formal ceremony at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature)

    Jun 15, 2015

    The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature is a measure of heat stress in direct sunlight which takes into account the temperature, humidity; wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation).

  • 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.

  • OPM deals with cybersecurity breach

    Jun 12, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is notifying approximately 4 million people whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyber-security incident, OPM announced June 4.

  • 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.

  • Moms' Pleas: just obey the traffic laws

    Jun 12, 2015

    FORT MYER, VA - Two military spouses sat for an interview with the Pentagram to discuss their frustrations and issues with drivers who abuse the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall speed limits and the four-way stop signs at the intersection of Lee Avenue and McNair Road.

  • Army gives Soldiers time for personal, professional goals

    Jun 12, 2015

    The Army's Career Intermission Pilot Program is back for another iteration and has been extended through Dec. 31, 2019.

  • 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.

  • New JFHQ-NCR/MDW commander takes post during Conmy Hall ceremony

    Jun 11, 2015

    ARLINGTON, VA - Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker took command of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan during a change of command ceremony inside Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall June 9.

  • Happy 240th, Army!

    Jun 11, 2015

    June 14 marks the 240th anniversary since the creation of what would become the United States Army. The oldest of the U.S. Armed Services, the Army was established by the Continental Congress in 1775 and later became a military department of the U.S. federal government under the Constitution, enacted in 1789. That Army consisted of about 22,000 militia men from across the American colonies, according to an Army.mil news article.

  • DoD: Hiring Heroes Career Fair generates 17 job offers, 143 interviews

    Jun 11, 2015

    Employers from more than 70 organizations congregated in Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall June 4 for the 71st Hiring Heroes Career Fair, a chance for transitioning service members, wounded warriors, retirees and family members to look for job opportunities.

  • Get to know: Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Robert Pullen

    Jun 5, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. Robert W. Pullen is settling into his role as the new sergeant major of Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall.

  • Soldier Show comes to DC for Army Birthday

    Jun 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.

  • From the editor's desk: So why's it called 'Pentagram,' anyway?

    Jun 5, 2015

    For the Pentagram, our publication's name is more than a banner-it is a reflection of more than 60 years' worth of news reporting, documenting everyday life and significant happenings in the Military District of Washington beginning just after World War II, spanning through the Korean and Cold Wars to present day.

  • Preparing JBM-HH for 2025 and beyond

    Jun 5, 2015

    Senior leaders on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are empowering their teams to provide excellent customer service while maintaining the best facilities in the National Capital Region by implementing a JBM-HH strategic plan.

  • Dutch royal couple lays wreath at ANC

    Jun 5, 2015

    King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier June 1 in part of a commemoration to honor American service members who fought in the European theater during World War II more than 70 years ago.

  • New power-generated tents boost JBM-HH emergency response capability

    Jun 5, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department demonstrated a newly purchased medical tent setup May 22 that will aid JBM-HH emergency personnel in providing basic first aid assistance at various events around the National Capital Region, such as the weekly Twilight Tattoo.

  • New Conmy Hall lights will save JBM-HH thousands

    Jun 5, 2015

    A new project is underway to reduce energy usage in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Access control: Updates, questions, answers

    Jun 4, 2015

    JBM-HH is phasing in enhanced security and access control measures to improve safety and security of the joint base's residents, workers and guests.

  • Army recognizes MICC small business efforts

    Jun 3, 2015

    Army officials recently recognized the Mission and Installation Contraction Command for its outreach and support efforts with the presentation of the Secretary of the Army Award for Small Business Utilization for 2014.

  • Access Control: New VCC hours, FAQs, Information - Updated June 2, 2015

    Jun 2, 2015

    Safety and security of residents, personnel and visitors are behind enhanced access procedures.

  • Veterans and Gold Star families thunder roll through JBM-HH, DC

    May 28, 2015

    Each year, thousands of motorcyclists descend on the National Capital Region during Memorial Day weekend to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder rally. Started in 1987, the event calls for the recognition of prisoners of war and those missing in action.

  • Remembering the fallen at ANC on Memorial Day

    May 28, 2015

    Thousands gathered on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery May 25 to honor the nation's fallen service men and women during the annual National Memorial Day observance.

  • Ten things to know around the DOD in June

    May 28, 2015

    The sixth month of 2015 is full of military ceremony, celebrations and the art of sport. From a baseball appreciation night and Army birthday festivities to the beginning of Marine evening parades just outside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Wright Gate, the month of June is filled with many activities and seminars.

  • Chaplains gather for Flags In

    May 28, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Military District of Washington gathered May 21 at Chaplains Hill, where they honored the fallen buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery by placing flags at their gravesites just prior to Memorial Day weekend in a tradition known as Flags In.

  • Hurley installed as new Army chief of chaplains, pins on two stars

    May 28, 2015

    The Army's new chief of chaplains was promoted to the rank of major general and installed in his post during a ceremony May 22 at Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.