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  • Chaplains provide stability during a crisis

    Jun 13, 2014

    Contingency management in the National Capital Region was the theme of the 8th annual military and civilian chaplain interagency conference held at the Spates Community Club and Conference Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

  • D-day veterans provide unique in-school history lesson on Normandy invasion

    Jun 13, 2014

    Nearly 25,500 days have passed since World War II's longest day, but 70 years to the H-hour of the Allied Force's Normandy invasion, men who participated in the landings at Omaha and Utah Beaches sat with middle school students and reflected about their aerial, amphibious or naval ordeals that June in 1944.

  • DPW: McNair Road still under repair

    Jun 13, 2014

    A segment of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's McNair Road, that has been closed since early May due to surface damage, is being repaired and could be opened in the near future.

  • OFF LIMITS AREA - Great Falls

    Jun 13, 2014

    Public reminded, servicemembers ordered: no water activities at Potomac's Great Falls.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • New state rule opens doors for Virginia military spouse attorneys

    Jun 9, 2014

    The Virginia Supreme Court has adopted a rule easing licensing requirements for attorneys who move to the Commonwealth and the National Capital Region with spouses in the military.

  • Lady General hoopster makes Armed Forces basketball team

    Jun 9, 2014

    A member of the Fort Myer Lady Generals varsity basketball team is heading overseas after being selected to the 2014 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Team.

  • Two-wheeling down the road safely: Headquarters Command Battalion holds motorcycle safety ride

    Jun 9, 2014

    Fifteen motorcycles simultaneously roared to life June 4 in the Headquarters Command Battalion parking lot on the Fort Myer portion of the base as the battalion held its first motorcycle safety ride of 2014. "We had a great turnout today, a lot bigger than I expected," said Staff Sgt. Pablo Robledo, ride organizer.

  • Old Amphitheater renamed in honor of Civil War Soldier

    Jun 9, 2014

    The Old Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery has a new name. During a ceremony May 30, the amphitheater was renamed in honor of James R. Tanner in conjunction with the annual Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Decoration Day observance.

  • Local Marines promoted meritoriously, recognized by Corps' top leader

    Jun 9, 2014

    Cpl. Tahira Lawrence thought she was simply doing "my job" when she won Henderson Hall's Marine of the Quarter competition earlier this year. When the 19-year-old Chicago native was meritoriously promoted to her current rank in a surprise promotion ceremony last month, she was shocked.

  • Open for business: Newly renovated JBM-HH Exchange now open

    Jun 9, 2014

    Shoppers rejoice - renovations to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Exchange on the Fort Myer portion of joint base are now complete. JBM-HH leaders, representatives from the Military District of Washington, exchange employees and community members gathered for a grand-opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting in the afternoon heat June 4.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • America remembers JFK

    May 30, 2014

    America paid its respects to former President John F. Kennedy, marking his birthday by laying a wreath at his grave site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 29, 2014.

  • Memorial Day Observance honors fallen servicemembers

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Garrison command team and representatives from the Belvoir Garden Club and Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce honored servicemembers who have lost their lives in past American wars during a wreath laying ceremony at the Wall of Remembrance, May 22. Garrison Commander, Col. Gregory D. Gadson and Donald Carr, Fort Belvoir Garrison Public Affairs Office, director, gave remarks during the observance. Both said it is important that people remember the servicemembers who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms our nation enjoys today.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Witnessing tradition: Old Guard spouse walks with Flags-in Soldiers a final time

    May 30, 2014

    A good thing in Karin Markert's life is coming to an end, but her past two years of Army experiences have been more than good - they have been extraordinary.

  • Military family members get employment help

    May 30, 2014

    The Career Resource Management Center staff on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers a variety of career resources, not only to transitioning service members, but to their families as well.

  • The stories and faces behind the pins

    May 30, 2014

    Behind every Gold Star pin you see a surviving family member wearing is a story of loss and strength.

  • Soldier for Life website connects vets, businesses

    May 30, 2014

    There's an expression in the Army "You can take the Soldier out of the Army, but you can't take the Army out of the Soldier." Whether a Soldier completes his or her service obligation for a few years or makes the Army a career, they are a Soldier for life.

  • JBM-HH Partners

    May 29, 2014

    Information on the various partners of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

  • Inprocessing

    May 29, 2014

    The first contact military personnel and Families make at a new duty station sets the tone for the tour that follows.

  • JBM-HH Services

    May 29, 2014

    Information on Services offered by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

  • Summer is a time to play it safe

    May 27, 2014

    With true Army resiliency on display, organizers simply moved the event, which had been scheduled to take place outside, to two indoor locations on the Fort Myer side of the joint base - the community center and Conmy Hall. Soldiers lined the inside of the community center to learn more about safety from not only the installation's safety office, but from organizations like the USO, the American Red Cross and the Arlington County Health Department. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers also had an information table inside the building. The annual event is hosted by the joint base and the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • The mysteries of Section 15: Infants, POWs mark unique section of Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2014

    Between Arlington National Cemetery's Selfridge and the Old Post Chapel Gates, the inscriptions on the grave markers in Section 15 spell out an acre of innocent tragedies. Below the section's mighty oak trees, graves of children, who never received the opportunity to follow their fathers' military footsteps, attend school or live a life-long dream of a wedding day, stand ready to be remembered this Memorial Day.

  • Pilot course encourages NCO leadership, unity

    May 27, 2014

    Servicemembers from across the military gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall May 14-16 for the first National Capital Region Joint Professional Development Seminar, a program designed to prepare attending enlisted servicemembers for joint missions.

  • Education Center offers path to degrees

    May 27, 2014

    It is no secret earning a college degree can increase the probability of getting a higher-paying job for personnel leaving the military at the end of obligated service or retirement.

  • Civilian senior executive helps protect DC

    May 27, 2014

    Egon Hawrylak, a 40-year federal employee, has some words of advice for those starting a career with the U.S. government.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Pre Memorial Day weekend 7k wraps around Marine Corps War Memorial

    May 27, 2014

    A total of 84 runners met outside Henderson Hall's Cpl. Terry L. Smith gymnasium for a 6:30 a.m. time in May 21's Iwo Jima 7k road race.

  • Chaplains honor, remember the fallen at 'Flags-In'

    May 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Chaplain's from across the National Capital Region participated in the annual Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.

  • Rain or shine Twilight Tattoo is best free show in DC

    May 22, 2014

    Some nasty weather may have moved the program inside, but it didn't deter the thousands of audience members from all over the globe from enjoying Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Memorial Day Weekend at the Embassy of Canada

    May 20, 2014

    Marking more than 12 years of service in Afghanistan, the Embassy of Canada is honored to host Canada's Afghanistan Memorial Vigil over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend.

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • BOSS, SMP provide recreation options for servicemembers

    May 20, 2014

    As the temperatures in the National Capital Region finally start to climb, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program and Single Marine Program (SMP) have a smattering of upcoming events for service members looking to have some fun and capitalize on their free time.

  • Army seeks to enhance civilian workforce

    May 20, 2014

    The Army's civilian work force includes more than 300,000 professionals, serving in about 500 unique job series both in the United States and abroad, according to an article published in Army Stand-To! April 17.

  • Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 20, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 14 with a luncheon at The Marine Club on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.

  • 150 years ago...

    May 19, 2014

    Descendants of the first servicemember buried in what eventually became Arlington National Cemetery, portions of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," assembled at the cemetery's Section 27 for wreath-laying tributes to Pvt. William Henry Christman.

  • DC United lends a foot to kids at soccer clinic

    May 19, 2014

    In the past three weeks, a plethora of individuals representing professional sport leagues have visited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Around DoD: 10 things to know in May

    May 19, 2014

    1. Fourteen names added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Family members of 14 service members gathered at The Wall on May 11 to honor the addition of the names of their loved ones to the memorial. When the wall was unveiled in 1982, the names of 58,195 service members killed or still missing in action in the Vietnam War were inscribed on it. Since then, 105 names, including the recent 14, have been added.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 9, 2014.

  • JBM-HH volunteers praised at ceremonies

    May 12, 2014

    Two ceremonies honoring Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall volunteers took place April 29 and May 1. JBM-HH Marines honored their volunteers at the end of April with a luncheon at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel while 21 organizations and over 110,000 Army volunteer hours were recognized May 1 at Spates Community Club.

  • ANC opens gates for sunrise photographer walk

    May 12, 2014

    Photo hobbyists and professionals alike congregated in the pre-dawn hours of May 4 for a rare opportunity to capture photographs at two sites inside Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Bike giveaway caps Month of the Military Child

    May 12, 2014

    Designated military families from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, including the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, were given the opportunity to take home a shiny, new bicycle May 2 courtesy of JBM-HH's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), United Service Organizations (USO) and a District of Columbia law firm.

  • Henderson Hall tax center concludes busy season

    May 12, 2014

    The numbers have been calculated, and Headquarters and Service Battalion Henderson Hall Tax Center inside Bldg. 29 is boasting some impressive returns.

  • What's in a name?

    May 12, 2014

    The Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is one of the most popular recreation and training spots on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Civil servant, Vietnam vet retires after 55 years of service

    May 12, 2014

    When David W. Clark enlisted in the Marine Corps with two of his high school football team buddies, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, segregation was still a reality and the war in Vietnam was just under way.

  • JBM-HH honors children's heroes

    May 12, 2014

    The Department of Defense recognizes April as both National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child. Diane Neilson, JBM-HH Family Advocacy Program community educator, said nominations for the children's hero award were sought from the community.

  • Financial counselor passionate for helping service members

    May 12, 2014

    In addition to the Transition Assistance Program instruction received as Soldiers prepare to retire or end obligated service, the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers additional workshops and seminars to benefit those needing more detailed financial assistance.

  • Soldiers tell their story to thousands at Twilight Tattoo

    May 8, 2014

    Tonight's Twilight Tattoo remains scheduled for outdoors at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall in Arlington Va. The show starts at 7 p.m. and pre-ceremony entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m.

  • ANC 150: Arlington National Cemetery's 150th Anniversary

    May 7, 2014

    Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is hosting a series of events to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

  • National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen

    May 6, 2014

    The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 26 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Old Guard Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    May 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) participated in the Best Warrior competition at Fort A.P. Hill today. The competition tests the Soldiers knowledge and skills during a number of scenarios including treating a wounded comrade.

  • Army Ten-Miler priority registration begins, event celebrates 30th anniversary

    May 5, 2014

    This year the Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race, Oct. 12, 2014, in the nation's capital.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • JBM-HH Tax Center closes out busy year

    May 5, 2014

    The efforts of the Soldiers and volunteers who staffed the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center were lauded during an April 30 ceremony at Bldg. 205 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Local leaders get details on AR 670-1 revisions

    May 5, 2014

    A Department of the Army official fielded questions, clarified regulations and provided guidance on enforcement of revised uniform and grooming standards for all Soldiers during a training session at Spates Community Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall this week.

  • JBM-HH adds to team in fight on sexual assault

    May 5, 2014

    As government officials and the Department of Defense focus on combating and ending sexual assault and harassment in the military, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has welcomed two new authority figures in the fight against the problem.

  • ACAP, MCCS offers financial planning

    May 5, 2014

    Financial planning today, whether through a monthly budget or long-term investment, can be vital to long-term success, such as retirement. The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers seminars, workshops and one-on-one financial counseling for service members and their spouses. In fact, the ACAP office on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base caters to outgoing service members by providing free services.

  • Sailor killed in Norfolk shooting buried at ANC

    May 5, 2014

    At an April 7 Naval Station Norfolk memorial service for Master-at-Arms Second Class Mark A. Mayo, U.S. Navy Chaplain Commander Denis Cox stated that "It is good, fitting and proper that he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery."

  • Bench-press competition gains popularity

    May 5, 2014

    The entry numbers continue to grow when Marine Corps Community Service Henderson Hall's Semper Fit staff announces a bench-press competition.

  • Cody Child Development Center helps kids, families get fit

    May 5, 2014

    Cody Child Development Center welcomed dozens of kids and their parents to a day of family fun and fitness April 26. Various fitness stations were set up outside the CDC on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, and a disc jockey played music at the start line to pump up participants as they made their way around the circuit.

  • Army honors NFL chief, Walmart exec, two non-profits

    Apr 29, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a special Twilight Tattoo, April 28, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., to salute four civilians who have helped wounded warriors, supported war fighters, and launched an initiative to hire veterans,

  • Police to drivers: Park, drive legally

    Apr 25, 2014

    An influx of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall vehicular traffic is a direct result of warmer spring weather. More events like the Twilight Tattoo and the opening of the Officers Club pools bring additional wheels and larger crowds to the base. The JBM-HH Police Department is situated to monitor parking and traffic on the Fort McNair, Henderson Hall and Fort Myer portions of JBM-HH.

  • A profound 26.2 miles: Henderson Hall commander runs at emotionally-charged Boston Marathon

    Apr 25, 2014

    Forty-eight hours following his first-ever run at the Boston Marathon, Col. Anthony Barnes, commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Henderson Hall, was back at his desk on the Marine side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. A year highlighted by qualifying and training for the most famous road race in the world was in his rear-view mirror.

  • JBM-HH celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Mother Nature welcomed Earth Day April 22 with a pleasant temperature and sun-filled blue sky while two groups of children from the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall enjoyed a day filled with educational and fun activities in tribute to our planet on its special day.

  • CDC children learn the three R's on Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Students from Cody Child Development Center got a lesson in the three R's - reducing, reusing and recycling - April 22 as they spent a part of Earth Day at the commissary on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Hundreds attend Easter Sunrise service

    Apr 25, 2014

    Hundreds gathered at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater for the annual Easter Sunrise service April 20.

  • Hidden gem: Fort McNair O Club

    Apr 25, 2014

    When Jamey Westerman looks around the Fort McNair Officers Club, all she sees is its untapped potential. The historic club, which is located on the Washington Channel/Anacostia River waterfront, is the only place that offers a sit down lunch on the installation. An a la carte menu with items ranging from salads to wraps to burgers is available Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Fridays, the facility serves a southern buffet that offers fried chicken and all the fixings.

  • 2014 Twilight Tattoo season begins!

    Apr 24, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" conducted a full dress rehearsal at Whipple Field, Joint Base-Myer Henderson Hall in preparation for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's 2014 Twilight Tattoo season.

  • 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.

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