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  • A day of fun with serious lessons about fire safety

    Oct 15, 2015

    Liam Lamb knows where to go to find some of the heroes who work at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • 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 celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 15, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community gathered in the community center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base Oct. 8 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • JBM-HH honors those who paved the way

    Oct 15, 2015

    Annual event provides forum for joint base to update retiree community.

  • 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.

  • Joint base, USO make long-standing partnership 'official' with support agreement signing

    Oct 8, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore officially sanctioned their long-standing partnership with the signing of a no-cost support agreement Oct. 1.

  • Shinseki reflects on inspiring tomorrow's leaders during Moral Leadership Luncheon

    Oct 8, 2015

    Service members, civilian employees and community members packed into Fellowship Hall at Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base-Myer Henderson Hall Oct. 1 for the quarterly Moral Leadership Luncheon with special guest speaker retired U.S. Army Gen. Eric Shinseki.

  • Gold Star Mothers honored, remembered at special concert

    Oct 8, 2015

    Gold Star Mothers were honored and remembered at a special concert of The U.S. Army Chorus Sept. 29 at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Joint base marks October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2015

    The Fort Myer Dining Facility was decorated Sept. 30 with purple ribbons and wooden silhouettes representing those who were injured or killed as a result of domestic violence as the joint base kicked-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a Breaking the Silence Through Art display.

  • 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.

  • VA's online self-help resources give users the tools they need to overcome

    Oct 8, 2015

    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently developed a series of free, confidential online tools designed to help service members, veterans and family members deal with the stresses that can come with life in - and after - military service.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • New procedures to standardize bicycle traffic patterns begin Oct. 12

    Oct 8, 2015

    As Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) continues its implementation of new access control measures, the base will begin new procedures to standardize bicycle traffic patterns effective Monday, Oct. 12.

  • First-ever all-female Honor Flight lands at Reagan National Airport

    Oct 7, 2015

    History was made Sept. 22 when the first-ever all-female Honor Flight touched down on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan National Airport.

  • Dempsey retires

    Oct 7, 2015

    Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., becomes 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during joint base ceremony

  • Volunteers color JBM-HH purple for domestic violence awareness

    Oct 7, 2015

    Active duty Soldier volunteers and representatives from the Family Advocacy Program gathered on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 28 for the "Purple Everywhere" campaign, affixing purple ribbons to lampposts on base to raise attention and engagement for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in October.

  • Ten things to know around DoD in October

    Oct 7, 2015

    Editor's note: October marks the start of a new fiscal year. With a change of top military leadership in recent months across the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, Fiscal Year 2016 is sure to be a year for change and innovation across the Department of Defense. As October sweeps in cooler weather to the National Capital Region, the tenth month of the calendar year is also loaded with special observances and announcements across the DoD; here are 10 such items to give you a head start this month:

  • Algal blooms harmful to Chesapeake Bay, ecosystems

    Oct 7, 2015

    Over the month of October, bright green patches of algae have appeared on the Potomac River. As the color suggests, algae are microscopic plants, which can multiply to form the floating green layers you see on rivers, ponds, and other waterways in the summer.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Whatever it takes

    Oct 2, 2015

    The crowd shouted and cheered as each candidate pushed their limits, physically and mentally, to reach a goal and achieve what some have been striving for, for years.

  • National Guard prepares as Hurricane Joaquin moves toward East Coast

    Oct 1, 2015

    JBM-HH editor's note: For the latest command information on weather-related news this weekend, visit JBM-HH's official website and social media pages: www.army.mil/jbmhh; www.facebook.com/jbmhh; on Twitter: @JBMHH; or call the JBM-HH command information hotline at 703-696-6906.

  • Town Hall today to discuss way ahead in event of government shutdown

    Sep 30, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Command will host a mandatory workforce town hall today, Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Spates Community Club, Building 407 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the way ahead and issue command guidance in preparation for a possible government shutdown. This meeting is mandatory for all JBM-HH personnel, both military and civilian.

  • 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.

  • Civilian Wellness Program encourages healthy living at work

    Sep 30, 2015

    Employees looking to work some fitness into their day should consider the Civilian Wellness Program, which gives federal civilian employees an incentive to take part in physical fitness activities during work hours.

  • Honoring America's Greatest Generation

    Sep 30, 2015

    Local World War II vet, Army retiree recalls service, to be guest speaker at JBM-HH annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 9

  • Nonprofit partners with JBM-HH DFAC to employ those with disabilities

    Sep 30, 2015

    Jack Busby has worked at the Dining Facility on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for about a year, and according to him, it's the best place he's ever been employed.

  • Training exercise tests joint base response, coordination procedures

    Sep 30, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall tested its response to a biological threat during its annual full-scale exercise Sept. 17.

  • Performance Triad can help children stay focused, improve performance live healthier

    Sep 30, 2015

    Learn how activity, sleep, and nutrition can positively influence a child's academics, physical performance and behavior.

  • Freedmans Village Bridge dedicated; has historical ties to Henderson Hall

    Sep 17, 2015

    The bridge that takes Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community members from Washington Boulevard to Columbia Pike was renamed Freedmans Village Bridge during a Sept. 10 ceremony.

  • 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.

  • New policy change streamlines financial help for Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2015

    A new policy that went into effect Sept. 9 will allow most Soldiers, regardless of rank, to apply directly for financial assistance from Army Emergency Relief.

  • Nonprofit partners with JBM-HH DFAC to employ those with disabilities

    Sep 17, 2015

    Jack Busby has worked at the Dining Facility on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for about a year, and according to him, it's the best place he's ever been employed.

  • A pitch for first responders

    Sep 17, 2015

    Col. Mike Henderson, commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, throws the first pitch at the 14th Annual First Responders Cup Tournament Sept. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Va. The event - a tournament of youth girls, fast pitch softball teams - commemorates the response of first responders and service members following the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001. Henderson was also the guest speaker at the event, which featured remarks from local county police, fire rescue and community leaders. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Jim Goodwin)

  • A pitch for first responders

    Sep 17, 2015

    Members of The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps march past participating girls' softball teams from throughout Virginia and Maryland, as part of opening ceremonies for the 14th Annual First Responders Cup Tournament Sept. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Va. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Jim Goodwin)

  • A pitch for first responders

    Sep 17, 2015

    Service members march the national standard and armed services colors, followed by The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, as part of opening ceremonies for the 14th Annual First Responders Cup Tournament, Sept. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Va. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Jim Goodwin)

  • Community breakfast

    Sep 17, 2015

    Col. Mike Henderson, commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, speaks with Frederica Kramer, vice chair, Southeast/Southwest Community Benefits Coordinating Council, ahead of the annual JBM-HH Commander's Community Breakfast at the Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH, Sept. 10, 2015. In his remarks, Henderson provided an overview of the joint base's mission and current projects, such as the addition of a fire station at Fort McNair and the construction of a new water pumping station just outside Fort Myer's Wright Gate. He also thanked key members of the Washington Waterfront Association and local businesses for support of JBM-HH-based service members and their families. Following the breakfast, Henderson and the community guests toured the National War College at Fort McNair. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photos by Nell King)

  • Community breakfast

    Sep 17, 2015

    Attendees of the annual Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander's Community Breakfast at the Fort McNair portion of JBM-HH listen as Scott J. Gower, technical informational specialist at the National Defense University, talks about historical photographs during a tour of the National War College, Sept. 10, 2015. More than 40 community, civic and business leaders from southwest Washington attended the annual event, which featured a keynote speech by JBM-HH Commander Col. Mike Henderson. (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall PAO photo by Nell King)

  • The unforgettable memories of 9/11

    Sep 17, 2015

    Will you ever forget where you were, or what you were doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when two hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center in New York, another crashed into the Pentagon, and yet another crashed in a field outside Shanksville, Pa.?

  • Be a Good Neighbor: Joint base leaders ask commuters to use Hatfield, Wright Gates to avoid gate tra

    Sep 11, 2015

    As Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall moves forward with its Automated Installation Entry (AIE II Plus) system upgrades, 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 aware of and obey Arlington County traffic regulations in these areas and, especially, of the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • We remember 9/11

    Sep 11, 2015

    For most of us, it does not take a date in September to remember the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001 when hijacked commercial airplanes crashed into New York City's Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

  • Marines begin Labor Day weekend with a stand down for safety

    Sep 11, 2015

    Be alert. Stay vigilant. Have a plan.

  • 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.

  • Three mosquito testing sites on JBM-HH test positive for West Nile

    Sep 11, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has logged three positive tests for West Nile Virus so far this summer, according to the Directorate of Public Works.

  • It's Showtime! U.S. Army's Spirit of America show ready for DC performances

    Sep 11, 2015

    The United States Army's Spirit of America performance returns to Washington, D.C., Sept. 10 to 12, taking audiences on a journey through 240 years of the nation's military history using a unique blend of pageantry and discipline.

  • Expert talks suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2015

    Service members, emergency responders and community members gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 1 for suicide prevention and awareness training as part of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign and Suicide Awareness Month.

  • TRICARE announces changes to pharmacy benefit, warns of 'secret shopper' scam

    Sep 11, 2015

    Starting Oct. 1, TRICARE beneficiaries who take particular brand-name drugs regularly will be required to fill those prescriptions via the mail-in program or at a military treatment facility, such as the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, according to an Aug. 21 Department of Defense news article.

  • Joint base Soldiers react to news of first women to receive Ranger tabs

    Sep 4, 2015

    For the first time in Army history, two female Soldiers have pinned on Ranger tabs, and that has Soldiers across Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall talking.

  • Navy chiefs, chief selectees honor heritage at joint base, ANC

    Sep 4, 2015

    Navy chief petty officers and chief selectees took to the streets of the National Capital Region Aug. 29 for the annual Force Master Chief Pride Run.

  • Regan settling into role as H&S commanding officer

    Sep 4, 2015

    Since taking over as commanding officer for Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall on July 10, Col. Andrew M. Regan has been getting to know the men and women he is now serving with.

  • Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of 'helicopter war'

    Sep 4, 2015

    Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops entering the Vietnam War.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • JBM-HH pharmacist prevents prescription drug abuse

    Sep 4, 2015

    Since joining the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic staff eight and a half years ago, pharmacist Henry Tran has dealt with customers from all walks of the military community.

  • 10 things to know around the DoD in September

    Aug 31, 2015

    Editor's note: September marks the last month of the fiscal year, as well as the first full month of school for many school-aged children in the National Capital Region. As the summer months begin to wind down, there is no slowing of national observances, key events and significant dates for those within the Department of Defense, armed services and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Here are 10 items of note for the month of September, up through the start of Fiscal Year 2016 on Oct. 1.

  • 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.