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  • Ally honors fallen heroes while in Washington

    Apr 24, 2014

    General Pierre De Villiers, Chief of Defense, France, paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Senate Sergeant at Arms honors the fallen

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Honorable Terrance W. Gainer, the 38th Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, April 18, 2014.

  • D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Honors the Fallen

    Apr 18, 2014

    Chris T. Geldart, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DCHSEMA) director, laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • A helping hand: Corps' new Community Counseling Program offers prevention, intervention to service m

    Apr 18, 2014

    Marines and their families who are looking for a helping hand when dealing with life's stressors have a new counseling program to turn to.

  • Sprint Tri invades Zembiec Pool, Smith Gym

    Apr 18, 2014

    A three-segment endurance fitness competition involving swimming, cycling and running was held the morning of April 16 on the Henderson Hall side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Rape survivor does not let assault define her

    Apr 18, 2014

    Once held at gunpoint and repeatedly gang raped, 24-year-old Monika Korra says the incident that occurred five years ago in Dallas does not define her.

  • Around DoD: 10 things to know in April

    Apr 18, 2014

    Around DoD: 10 things to know in April

  • JBM-HH updates community leaders

    Apr 18, 2014

    Key leaders from the southwest sector of the District of Columbia received a "state of the joint base" update by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter March 13 at a breakfast meeting at the Fort McNair Officers Club.

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Announces Open House of Historic Courtroom

    Apr 17, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a 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. Saturday May 3, 2014. 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.

  • Ultimate sacrifice

    Apr 15, 2014

    Army Spc. Kenneth J. Stiles touched the Gold Star Lapel Button he can now wear on his uniform, took a breath and began speaking about his late stepbrother, Sgt. Jon Stiles.

  • Marine officers may qualify for early release program

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Marine Corps may be losing a few good men (and women) over the next two years because of a new early release program.

  • Marines, Soldiers celebrate emergence of cherry blossoms

    Apr 15, 2014

    Music, fireworks, cherry trees well on their way to blooming and Marines and Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall combined to make the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival the place to be April 5.

  • Fort McNair race volunteers turn out for MWR race

    Apr 15, 2014

    A group of a dozen volunteers from the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall assisted 162 runners at the first-ever Fort Myer Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-supported road race at the Washington, D.C., Army base April 4.

  • Building 406 demolition to be done by mid-summer

    Apr 15, 2014

    The process of taking apart another Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall building is underway.

  • Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 8, 2014

    The annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater begins at 6:30 a.m., Sunday April 20. Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, deputy chief of Navy chaplains will provide the sermon. There will be an interpreter for the hearing impaired.

  • Top U.S.-Japan military leaders meet at Fort McNair

    Apr 4, 2014

    General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces was officially greeted upon his arrival in the United States by Gen. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at an arrival ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 3, 2014.

  • Young Lives, BIG Stories

    Apr 4, 2014

    Since 1986, the Department of Defense has deemed April as the Month of the Military Child. From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth do not experience.

  • Army cracks down on grooming standards

    Apr 4, 2014

    In 1963, folk-rock singer Bob Dylan wrote and recorded "The Times They Are a-Changin'," expressing upheaval and social change through song. More than 50 years after Dylan penned the ballad, the Army is also changing. The latest change affects current servicemembers' abilities to advance through the ranks or earn a commission, as well as those who wish to enlist in the Army. The service has rolled out new, strict uniform regulations and grooming standards, redefining what the Army deems as "acceptable."

  • JBM-HH Fire Department acquires new pumper

    Apr 4, 2014

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department has a new tool in its fire fighting arsenal. Fire Chief Russell Miller and his crew took possession of a 2014 Pierce Saber pumper March 25.

  • Former NFL quarterback continues fight against suicide and depression

    Apr 4, 2014

    Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple played 10 football seasons in the National Football Conference's Central Division. That division was also infamously nicknamed "The Black and Blue Division." Concussions and broken bones were part of Hipple's black and blue football career throughout the 1980s, but black and blue mental health lingered past his football retirement. Now an advocate for mental fitness and a major supporter of service members, Hipple visited the Pentagon auditorium as a guest of the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain March 27 to speak about suicide awareness and recognizing early signs of depression.

  • JBM-HH spring safety kick-off announced

    Apr 4, 2014

    Each year, as the season transitions from winter to spring, daylight is longer and weather gradually warms to more pleasant temperatures. As the weather gets warmer, the number of people spending time outdoors increases and personal motor vehicle accidents traditionally escalate, according to the Army Safety Center. The Army launched its annual spring safety campaign which officially went live online at https://safety.army.mil March 1 and will be available through May 23.

  • Raising awareness with pinwheels

    Apr 4, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall kicked off the Month of the Military Child with a pinwheel parade to raise awareness about child abuse prevention April 1. JBM-HH Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter enthusiastically greeted the youngsters as they filed into Cody Child Development Center's auditorium in advance of the parade. Installation leadership, the Family Advocacy Program and elements of The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps joined children, parents and staff of the CDC for the event.

  • OohRah Run Series point system starts with Spring Salute 5k

    Apr 4, 2014

    With the start of April 2's Spring Salute 5k race on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a new wrinkle has been added to the OohRah Run Series.

  • Generals win 6th straight tourney title

    Apr 4, 2014

    The Fort Myer Generals were attempting to keep a streak alive at March 29-30's Washington Area Military Athletic Conference's post season tournament at Fort Belvoir.

  • Heroism defined on 'Medal of Honor' day

    Apr 1, 2014

    Heroes honored heroes, March 25, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial auditorium.

  • Community thanks CASCOM for volunteer support at schools

    Mar 31, 2014

    The Chesterfield County School Board hosted a yearly recognition breakfast March 28 for businesses and community organizations, who volunteer in support of the public school system. The Combined Arms Support Command was named the 2014 Community Partner of the Year in support of schools. CASCOM connects Fort Lee Soldiers with schools through activities that include mentoring, physical fitness initiatives, leadership development programs and playground and school track improvements.

  • Women instrumental, inspirational to 'Pershing's Own' musician

    Mar 21, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Julie A. Boehler, principal timpanist of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," shares memories of her career since joining "Pershing's Own" and becoming the first woman soldier timpanist with the band in 2003.

  • Parents listen, ask questions about CDC abuse case

    Mar 21, 2014

    A town hall meeting addressing recent criminal charges filed by the U.S. Attorney�'s Office against Cody Child Development Center caregiver Va Nessa Taylor brought nearly 20 mothers, fathers and guardians to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall�'s Spates Community Club March 18.

  • Parents listen, ask questions about CDC abuse case

    Mar 20, 2014

    A town hall meeting addressing recent criminal charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office against Cody Child Development Center caregiver Va Nessa Taylor brought nearly 20 mothers, fathers and guardians to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Hall March 18.

  • JBM-HH employees, leadership sign employee/customer covenant

    Mar 20, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall leaders and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employees gathered March 14 in the Spates Community Club to sign the employee covenant, reaffirming the joint base's commitment to its employees and customers.

  • Secret Service Honors Fallen American Heroes

    Mar 20, 2014

    Kathy A. Michalko, U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office special agent in charge, laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • National Capital Region Marine retention under control of HH gunnery sergeant

    Mar 19, 2014

    Gunnery Sgt. William Hart is busy, but it's a good kind of busy. Shelved in his Building 29 office on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is a foot-high stack of re-enlistment orders from 40 National Capital Region Marines.

  • Women play vital role in peace and global security

    Mar 19, 2014

    The important role women play in peace and security was discussed March 12 at a William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies forum held at the National Defense University on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The forum, entitled "women in peace and security," was held in recognition of International Women's Day and in response to the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and Presidential Executive Order 13595, explained Robert Kravinsky, director, International Humanitarian Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

  • Speaker: Women's history is 'America's history'

    Mar 19, 2014

    Women's historical achievements have helped shape not just the United States military, but the cultural, political and social fabric of the nation itself, according to a founding member of the National Women's History Museum.

  • Sleeves up! 'Sun's out, guns out' throughout the Corps

    Mar 13, 2014

    The rallying cry of the Marine Corps is "Semper Fi," but on March 9 that might have very well changed, at least temporarily, to "sun's out, guns out" as Marines in non-combat areas, including those on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, rolled up the sleeves of their desert camouflage utilities for the summer months.

  • Soldiers and Army civilians honored by Secret Service

    Mar 12, 2014

    The U.S. Secret Service presented Certificates of Appreciation to Soldiers and staff from the 289th MP Company, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Civilian Police Officers and MDW Provost Marshal-Protectorate Directorate for their outstanding service and support during numerous events in the National Capital Region. These events include Presidential Wreath Laying ceremonies, Foreign Head of State visits to Arlington National Cemetery and security missions such as the State of the Union address.

  • Firefighters respond to tar pot fire near Fort Myer Exchange

    Mar 12, 2014

    Local firefighters extinguished a tar pot fire about 15 feet away from ongoing construction at the Exchange on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall March 10.

  • Local soldier reenlists, honored at Women's Memorial

    Mar 6, 2014

    After serving in the Army for 10 years, one month and 14 days, Sgt. 1st Class Bobbie Cox pledged the rest of her military career to serving as a soldier.

  • TUSAB concert a hit for kids of all ages

    Mar 6, 2014

    What do you get when you put The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" together with a group of eager kids at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall?

  • DOD removes 20 areas from imminent danger pay list

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Department of Defense has removed 20 areas from its list of locations that qualify for imminent danger pay starting June 1, in a move that is expected to affect approximately 50,000 service members.

  • 'Marginal price increases' possible at commissaries

    Mar 6, 2014

    A trimmer proposed fiscal 2015 Department of Defense budget could lead to higher grocery prices at some nearly 180 commissaries throughout the continental United States according to DoD officials.

  • JBM-HH rich with civil rights firsts

    Mar 4, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is not only enriched with military history, but has contributed toward ground-breaking moments for civil rights in America: Buffalo soldiers trained here; Fort Myer Elementary was the first school in the commonwealth of Virginia to integrate.

  • Headquarters Command Battalion holds first Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 4, 2014

    Five soldiers took part in Headquarters Command Battalion's first-ever Best Warrior Competition from Feb. 24- 26, 2014, testing their minds, bodies and skills over a grueling three days.

  • Joint base gets defibrillators

    Mar 4, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will soon have public access defibrillators in a majority of its public buildings. The devices are being placed in offices as well as other locations with high public access, like the commissary, community center, shoppette, both base chapels and post office on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • New Parent Support Program strengthens families

    Mar 4, 2014

    First-time and seasoned parents who are raising their children while serving the country face a myriad of challenges as they juggle the demands of their family and professional lives. Being geographically separated from extended family, frequent moves and deployments can all place added stress on the military families. That's where the New Parent Support Program can help expectant parents and those who already have children, develop the skills they need to provide a nurturing environment for their little ones.

  • FDC applauded at 54th anniversary celebration

    Mar 4, 2014

    Lauded as a chronicler of American military music and precision, The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performed and were saluted during an anniversary observance the evening of Feb. 24 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall.

  • Mom-to-be, Fife and Drum Corps musician sinks most free throws

    Mar 4, 2014

    The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps fife instrumentalist Jessica Salazar will be soon be changing slogans.

  • Basketball champions!

    Feb 21, 2014

    There was a President's Day weekend sweep of Armed Forces basketball squads at the 2014 Capital Classic tournament on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, as the hosts Fort Myer Generals and Lady Generals ran through bracket and pool play to claim titles in the 19th annual military hoops get-together.

  • Gospel service celebrates African-American History Month

    Feb 21, 2014

    With song and praise, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Gospel Service celebrated African-American History Month Feb. 15 at Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base with the presentation "the black church and civil rights."

  • Good Samaritans not in short supply on JBM-HH

    Feb 21, 2014

    A pair of military police officers are being hailed by their leadership as good Samaritans after a routine traffic stop turned into a medical emergency recently on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Snow, ice removal remain a mission priority

    Feb 21, 2014

    It felt like employees and residents on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall had just survived the Jan. 21 snow storm with the highest snow totals on the base and throughout the National Capital Region in the past four years, when Mother Nature brought another batch of winter weather Feb. 12 and 13.

  • Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

    Feb 19, 2014

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Olympians Utah National Guard Sgt. Preston Griffall and Sgt. Matt Mortensen attribute their readiness and resilience in the sport of luge to characteristics of teamwork and trust derived from military training.

  • French president visits ANC, JBM-HH

    Feb 18, 2014

    The United States of America and the French Republic reaffirmed a multi-century friendship Feb. 11 in the Military District of Washington with multiple gestures of diplomatic pageantry.

  • JBM-HH, Arlington County proactive in pothole repair

    Feb 18, 2014

    As National Capital Region commuters enter the second half of winter, an additional adversary has entered the driving playing field - potholes.

  • Love is in the air at TUSAB

    Feb 18, 2014

    There are plenty of military romances, but one particular building on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall - Brucker Hall, home of The United States Army Band is filled with married couples.

  • Army launches eight-week SHARP pilot training program

    Feb 18, 2014

    The Army has launched a new Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention pilot program to enhance training for sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs), victim advocates (VAs) and instructors.

  • Tax man's coming; Fort Myer Tax Center open

    Feb 18, 2014

    With the snip of a ribbon, the tax center on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall officially opened Feb. 10.

  • Soldiers skid to 14th place in Olympic luge doubles

    Feb 12, 2014

    Team USA's Utah National Guard Sgt. Preston Griffall and New York Army National Guard Sgt. Matt Mortensen finished 14th in Olympic luge doubles, after skidding in turn five of their second run, at the Sanki Sliding Center, Russia, Feb. 12, 2014.

  • Safety manager: Attention to detail imperative to personal weapons safety

    Feb 10, 2014

    Service members are among the most highly-trained personnel in the world and weapons safety training is second to none.

  • Gate security still top priority

    Feb 10, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's chief of police recently reviewed gate security protocol with The Pentagram and asked for patience while motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians enter the joint base during the busiest traffic times daily, as well as during special events, including funerals and retirement ceremonies.

  • Marines, soldiers volunteer as judges for local science fair

    Feb 5, 2014

    A dozen Marines and nine soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall judged the Third Annual Thomas Jefferson Middle School science fair Jan. 29. The 21 servicemembers volunteered their time as part of the Single Marine and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers programs.

  • Newborn care? There's a class for that

    Feb 5, 2014

    Newborns may not leave the hospital with instructions, but Pamela Hirsch and Mary Cargill with the Army Community Service New Parent Support Program provided some helpful pointers and tips for parents-to-be and childcare providers Jan. 31 during a baby bundles class on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • African American/Black History Month: "Civil Rights in America"

    Feb 4, 2014

    This year, the "Civil Rights in America" is being celebrated and the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which was a result of the historic march on Washington in 1963, is being marked.

  • Presidential Proclamation -- National African American History Month, 2014

    Feb 4, 2014

    Every American can draw strength from the story of hard-won progress, which not only defines the African-American experience, but also lies at the heart of our Nation as a whole.

  • Service to America's fallen heroes recognized

    Feb 4, 2014

    Providing support to the families of our nation's fallen heroes by the Arlington Ladies group is often described by its members as an honor and privilege. This past week, one such Lady received recognition for her actions.

  • NASA remembers its own at Arlington National Cemetery

    Feb 3, 2014

    Fallen astronauts, shuttle commanders and crews were memorialized at multiple sites inside Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 31, 2014, during NASA's day of remembrance.

  • Army unveils 'Gold Star' PSA honoring survivors of fallen

    Feb 3, 2014

    The Army announced Jan. 29, 2014, that it will release three public service announcements over the next year to increase awareness of DOD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • Construction for new JBM-HH communications building to begin

    Feb 3, 2014

    Ground was broken for a new communications building on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Jan. 29. The old communication location was damaged by an earthquake that hit the region in August 2011.

  • Banded together: Father, son achieve U.S. Army Band rarity

    Jan 30, 2014

    A father-son duo, with The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will be making modern-day history by being the first father-son team in the band since World War II.

  • Music means history at Old Post Chapel

    Jan 30, 2014

    Randall Sheets' fingers glided effortlessly across the keys of the organ at Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and the beginning of a smile tugged at his lips as he brought one of the most used musical instruments in the country to life Jan. 28.

  • Henderson Hall-HQ Marines help veterans at local VA medical facility

    Jan 30, 2014

    A dozen Marines and Sailors from Headquarters Marine Corps, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Henderson Hall volunteered their time to assist veterans at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Administration Medical Center Jan. 25.

  • TUSAB team to remain strong through mass re-enlistment

    Jan 29, 2014

    Fourteen members of The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) re-enlisted during a five-minute ceremony Jan. 28 at Brucker Hall's Pershing Lobby.

  • WAMAC basketball begins, Generals sizzle nets against NSA Bethesda

    Jan 29, 2014

    The men's varsity Washington Area Military Athletic Conference basketball season began the final weekend of January, and after four early season tournament championships, the Fort Myer Generals are delivering additional knockout punches.

  • JBM-HH weathers winter storm Janus

    Jan 24, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and the rest of the National Capital Region received the most snow seen in several years as a result of a storm that struck the area Jan. 21.

  • Miss America visits JBM-HH

    Jan 24, 2014

    Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, made her first appearance on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Jan. 22, when the pageant winner visited with soldiers at the "Meet and Sweets," event, at the United Services Organization of Metropolitan Washington USO Honor Guard Lounge at the community center on the joint base.

  • Detour signs, utility flags, tree markings signal start of ANC Millennium Project

    Jan 24, 2014

    Despite the biggest National Capital Region snowstorm in several years, construction prep work has begun on the Millennium Project, a planned 27-acre addition to Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Wanted: Marines to talk military service with students

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Close-Up Foundation is seeking Marine volunteers to speak to students about life in the military at a series of upcoming educational seminars.

  • Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

    Jan 24, 2014

    With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

  • Spirits lifted with first-ever HH bench-press competition

    Jan 22, 2014

    Marines, Soldiers, civilians and Defense Department employees took physical training to the competitive level the evening of Jan. 10 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium.

  • Army Career Counselors of year picked

    Jan 22, 2014

    An intelligence and security command retention staff sergeant has been named the Headquarters, Department of the Army/Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year.

  • JBM-HH commemorates King

    Jan 22, 2014

    As a child, Dr. Valerie Petit Wilson watched Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on a grainy black and white television set.

  • Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On…Not A Day Off

    Jan 14, 2014

    This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 20.

  • JBM-HH takes a look back at 2013

    Jan 10, 2014

    At the start of each year, the Pentagram staff takes a look at the top photos and stories from the previous year and compiles them into on annual year-in-review edition. The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community accomplished many great things in 2013.

  • Resolve to be ready

    Jan 9, 2014

    One goal you might consider for the New Year is to be prepared, to know what to do in an emergency.

  • Annual Weingarten Notice 2014

    Jan 7, 2014

  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

    Jan 6, 2014

    The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the "Deceptive Killers" because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes

  • Wreaths Across America stories pull on heartstrings

    Dec 31, 2013

    Survivors regularly pay respects to fallen family members inside the stone walls of Arlington National Cemetery from January through November, but the numbers of military family members multiply on the advent of the holidays. Trips are made from near and far. Warm tears flow on cold December days, voices choke with emotion and knees quiver on a walk over the frozen sod to a child's or spouse's final resting place.

  • JBM-HH employee reflects on 42 years, 11 months of service as she approaches retirement at the end o

    Dec 31, 2013

    Hattie Maiden, branch chief of network and transmission at the Network Enterprise Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, will start 2014 much differently than she has for the past 42 years and 11 months.

  • Social media gives Wreaths Across America a whole new meaning

    Dec 31, 2013

    The phrase support and defend fits Jennifer Adcock to a tee.

  • Volunteers needed at 2014 tax center

    Dec 31, 2013

    Looking for a way to help the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community in the new year?

  • Smith Gym events planned for 2014

    Dec 12, 2013

    With the holiday season in full swing, Cliff Holcomb, facility manager at Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, is already planning new, fun-filled fitness events for 2014.

  • Fort Myer Exchange renovations near completion

    Dec 12, 2013

    Holiday shopping and renovations are going on simultaneously at the Fort Myer Army and Air Force Exchange Service main exchange on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. However, the total store upgrade will not be complete until early 2014.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Staff get in the festive spirit

    Dec 11, 2013

    The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed their American Holiday Festival show for Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington staff and family at Brucker Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Old Guard Trains For NTC Rotation

    Dec 11, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to D Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in a field training exercise at Fort Indiantown, Pa., in preparation for an upcoming deployment to the National Training Center.

  • SMA Chandler thanks civilians for job well done

    Dec 11, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addressed a crowd of Soldiers and civilians, Dec. 3, 2013, in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and discussed the Army profession as well as recognized more than a dozen outstanding Soldiers and civilians for their service.

  • JBM-HH shines bright during annual tree lighting

    Dec 11, 2013

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community kicked off the holiday season Dec. 4 with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Bldg. 59 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Tomb Sentinels continue duty through DC's first snow

    Dec 9, 2013

    Spc. Jacob Davenport, Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, continues his duty through the first major snowfall in the Washington, D.C., area Dec. 8.

  • Army Fife and Drum Corps, Drill Team bring holiday cheer to children's hospital

    Dec 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and U.S. Army Drill Team visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4 to bring some holiday cheer to kids that may be stuck in the hospital over the holiday season.

  • Old Guard officer's passion for shooting nets an award

    Dec 6, 2013

    Capt. Michael Marano, ceremonies and special events officer for the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has enjoyed the sport of skeet shooting since early in his college career.

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