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  • Base experiences emergency response exercise

    Sep 28, 2012

    In what was called an "exercise to get the bad guys" by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall police, base directorates combined talents and efforts for a force protection exercise during the morning of Sept. 26. While trained crisis management team members monitored the drill at the emergency operations center (EOC) in the control hub in Bldg. 59, the bulk of the activity transpired in and around the consolidated dining facility at about nine o'clock.

  • Diversity emphasized at Hispanic American Heritage Month observance

    Sep 28, 2012

    "Our military is the most diverse organization in our nation's history. In 2011, there were about 20 percent African-Americans, 11 percent Hispanics, 6 percent Asian-Americans and 1.4 percent Native-Americans in our military," said Director of the U.S. Selective Service System Lawrence G. Romo Sept. 25, during remarks at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. "You are a melting pot representation of our society, descendants of immigrants who came to the United States to better their lives and now you proudly serve our country," he said.

  • Mental health care addressed at suicide prevention health fair

    Sep 20, 2012

    Former Heisman trophy winner and National Football League running back Herschel Walker is a funny story teller. But at a Sept. 12 presentation at the Army Suicide Prevention Month Health Fair at the Pentagon courtyard, Walker also reached out to tackle a not-so-funny problem among the United States armed forces --servicemember suicide.

  • Renovations to temporarily shut down Old Post Chapel

    Sep 20, 2012

    Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has a reverent and stoic history. The structure, completed on Fort Myer in 1935 by then Lt. Col. George S. Patton, is still used today for our nation's military servicemembers and Family members, who are qualified for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Suicide Preventio Awareness Month

    Sep 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, delivers a public service announcement, telling Soldiers, Families and civilians to stand up for life.

  • National Drug Take Back Day

    Sep 17, 2012

    National Drug Take Back Day - Friday, Sept. 28

  • Servicemembers hunt for jobs at JBM-HH career fair

    Sep 14, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Community Center, Bldg. 405, was buzzing with activity Sept. 10. Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from the joint base, Pentagon and other area installations dropped by to chat with a few dozen important people -- employers. Some active duty servicemembers and veterans came in civilian attire, dressed to impress.

  • Gold Star Mother's Day

    Sep 12, 2012

  • Marines, DARPA test robot at Myer

    Sep 12, 2012

    The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Boston Dynamic tested an autonomous robot on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 10.

  • September is preparedness month

    Sep 10, 2012

    Severe weather doesn't just happen on the Gulf Coast, and September's arrival reminds us to heed the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

  • Message to the IMCOM Workforce from LTG Mike Ferriter and CSM Earl Rice

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team.

  • First MP in 11 years earns Tomb Badge

    Sep 5, 2012

    Sgt. Erik McGuire officially joined the ranks of the Tomb Sentinels, Aug. 30, when he became the first military police in 11 years to earn The Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge.

  • Labor Day 2012 Holiday Safety Message

    Aug 31, 2012

    On September 3, our Nation celebrates Labor Day, honoring America's work force and their contributions to building this great country. With summer coming to an end, and school starting up, many of our Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families will get together for one last weekend of summer fun.

  • JBM-HH welcomes kids back to school

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Military experts focus on environment, warfighter

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Trinkle assumes command of Andrew Rader Health Clinic

    Aug 24, 2012

    Lt. Col. Laura R. Trinkle assumed command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic -

  • Base organization day a 'totally awesome' time

    Aug 24, 2012

    More than 200 people came out to this year's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall organizational day Aug. 17.

  • DoD officials monitor West Nile virus increase in mosquitoes

    Aug 24, 2012

    Mosquitos mean West Nile virus

  • H&S Bn. Marines present

    Aug 17, 2012

    In late June on both Capitol Hill and at the Marine Corps Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, D.C., nearly 400 Marine veterans received delayed recognition for their military service and were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. These Marines, collectively known as Montford Point Marines for the segregated North Carolina facility where they received basic training, were the first African Americans allowed to serve in the Marine Corps.

  • Sumpter: 'We've got work to do'

    Aug 17, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander, Col. Fern O. Sumpter held a workforce town hall meeting Aug. 14 in the Spates Community Club. The topic of discussion was her vision for the joint base, focusing on the teamwork effort required to meet her goals.

  • Army Musician helps Stafford Neighbor

    Aug 17, 2012

    As we've become a more transient society, following school, jobs or the American dream from one part of the country to another, we've grown less rooted in the communities we live in. There might be a nod or wave to a neighbor as you glimpse each other sweeping the porch, mowing the lawn or moving from house to car for the daily commute, but for the most part, you live your lives independently of each other.

  • DOL stockpiles effectiveness

    Aug 10, 2012

    Enormous warehouse operates smoothly

  • Henderson Hall Marines, Families rock Kings Dominion

    Aug 10, 2012

    Families enjoy togetherness, fun at theme park

  • Senior Advisor to the Base Commander Biography

    Aug 9, 2012

  • Army Training Network reaches 5 million clicks

    Aug 7, 2012

    In July 2012, the Army Training Network achieved a significant milestone -- surpassing the 5-million-clicks mark since going live in April 2009.

  • JBM-HH Deputy Joint Base Commander

    Aug 7, 2012

  • CYS, parents prepare for permanent hours switch

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U. S. Army Child, Youth and School Services (CYS) child care availability on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will have some changes this fall.

  • Marine climbs ladder to success with fellowship

    Aug 3, 2012

    Almost two years have passed seemingly, at warp speed, for Master Gunnery Sgt. Julius D. Spain Sr. On Oct. 1, 2010, Spain departed the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, where he served as battalion adjutant/ S-1 chief, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps.

  • Servicemembers rock all night at free concert

    Jul 27, 2012

    As their way of supporting servicemembers, the iconic rock band KISS gave a special gift to 2,000 area veterans, active duty troops, wounded warriors and friends July 19, putting on a free, up-close and personal concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va. On the eve before KISS and heavy metal band Mötley Crüe began "The Tour," which kicked off in Bristow July 20 and will cover 40 dates across the U.S., with stops in Canada and Mexico, KISS held nothing back during what they called a "dress rehearsal," entertaining the small crowd with elaborate stage lighting, pyrotechnics, and theatrical stage antics. KISS was founded in New York City in January, 1973. The band features co-founders Gene Simmons on bass and vocals and Paul Stanley on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Tommy Thayer plays lead guitar and provides vocals. Eric Singer, completes the group with drums and vocals. Their devoted fans are known as the KISS Army.

  • Bike Patrols improve community relations

    Jul 27, 2012

    In a major initiative to strengthen law enforcement/civilian relations, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall police department has taken to the streets, sidewalks and hills with a more community-friendly mode of transportation.

  • Enlisted Family Day Car wash

    Jul 25, 2012

    Rader Clinic enlisted Family Day

  • JBM-HH Command Sergeant Major Richard D. Jessup

    Jul 25, 2012

  • Sumpter assumes command

    Jul 20, 2012

    State flags provided a patriotic backdrop in Conmy Hall July 17, as Col. Fern O. Sumpter became the new commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Sumpter assumed command from Col. Carl R. Coffman, who commanded JBM-HH for the past 33 months.

  • Family members learn connection, sharing in Hearts Apart

    Jul 20, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Army Community Service has teamed with Marine Corps Community Services to create the Family network Hearts Apart. Hearts Apart was created to give military Families a communication circle where they can network, socialize and discuss issues relating to their situations. Being part of a military Family comes with the trials and tribulations of training, deployments and temporarily assigned duty stations.

  • Give Blood; Give Life

    Jul 18, 2012

    The Armed Services Blood Program is the official contributor of the blood supply to the military and their Families.

  • It's a Freedom You Defend - VOTE!

    Jul 18, 2012

    Among the many freedoms Soldiers fight to defend, the right to vote is one of the most fundamental right that you can exercise.

  • Coffman reflects on tenure as base commander

    Jul 17, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was an hour old in October 2009 when Col. Carl R. Coffman officially became the 101st Joint Base commander. With the drawdown in Army personnel, budget cuts and a variety of economic challenges, Coffman has spent the past two years and nine months commanding a joint base, overseeing a spectrum of projects developed through the directorates and command leadership on JBM-HH.

  • Martin becomes NDU's President

    Jul 17, 2012

    The new president of the National Defense University, Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin, promised a university-wide "breakout" in higher learning and leadership into the next decade. While the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey presided, the NDU presidency was officially shifted from interim president Ambassador Nancy McEldowney to Martin in a Lincoln Hall ceremony at the university July 11.

  • Colonel Fern O. Sumpter Biography

    Jul 17, 2012

    Colonel Fern O. Sumpter Biography

  • Myer-Henderson Hall becomes staging area for region's electricity restoration efforts

    Jul 6, 2012

    Electrical repair crews from distant states and one Canadian province began rolling through Hatfield and Wright Gates at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 2, 2012, to assist utility Dominion Virginia Power's efforts to restore regional power following the June 29 mega-storm.

  • Big Storm punches base

    Jul 6, 2012

    A line of severe thunderstorms with embedded hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and vivid lightning dealt a powerful blow to Northern Virginia and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall the evening of June 29. In its aftermath, electrical power for JMB-HH headquarters, office buildings, barracks and businesses was knocked out of commission on June 29. Many services, including the shoppette, the Fort Myer Commissary, the Marine Corps exchange and base swimming pools remained closed during the days leading up to Independence Day.

  • Keep safety priority No. 1 during July 4

    Jul 3, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- This Fourth of July we mark the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the statement of values and beliefs that launched our country.

  • Happy Fourth of July America!

    Jul 2, 2012

    Message from the President Regarding Independence Day

  • Fire Chief finds home on base

    Jul 2, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Chief Russell Miller arrived in April 2012 to assume the duties and responsibilities of his position at the installation's fire station. No stranger to any fire department, Miller has been a part of engines, firefighting equipment and the hard working personnel who provide fire safety to the public since his youth.

  • Audie Murphy remembered

    Jul 2, 2012

    An Arlington National Cemetery ceremony drew curious tourists from the adjacent Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns as 50 Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members from the Military District of Washington and SAMC Soldiers from across the country gathered at the grave of Murphy; Murphy was America's most-decorated World War II Soldier, and was honored at a June 20 wreath-laying ceremony on what would have been the Medal of Honor recipient's 88th birthday.

  • Reporting status for JBM-HH July 3

    Jul 1, 2012

    Click the link to see the latest reporting status for JBM-HH on July 3. http://www.opm.gov/status/

  • Run caps birthday celebration

    Jun 22, 2012

    The streets and avenues of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall echoed with cadence calls the early morning of June 15 while between 2,400 and 2,500 Soldiers, Family members and civilians marched and double-timed during the Army birthday three-mile run.

  • Bakers Creek ceremony honors Soldiers

    Jun 22, 2012

    Located outside the hallowed ground where battle buddies, Family members and prominent military heroes are buried in Arlington National Cemetery, a monument stands to pay tribute to American Soldiers and crew members who also died during war.

  • Celebrating with friends

    Jun 18, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall command leadership, together with Arlington County leadership, community partners and friends, celebrated the Army's 237th birthday June 14, with a birthday cake-cutting ceremony in Arlington, Va., at the Arlington County Courthouse.

  • Base police assist visitors at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 18, 2012

    Since the annual Twilight Tattoo was moved from the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C. to the ceremonial Summerall Field on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH, civilian and military police have been busy preparing for and offering behind-the-scenes assistance before, during and after the weekly Army event.

  • Army Birthday letter, Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter, IMCOM Commander

    Jun 13, 2012

  • Soldiers volunteer at school as part of International Game Day

    Jun 8, 2012

    Twenty-five Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Soldiers plus Sailors and Airmen from the Military District of Washington gave their time for the betterment of physical education June 6 at Arlington's Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

  • Cody Child Development Center chef offers good nutrition

    Jun 8, 2012

    Roy McNeill glides around the large industrial kitchen with ease at the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Gleaming stainless work tables, ovens, the pantry and even the dishwashing area are extremely familiar to McNeill. He drops by frequently to check on the people he supervises, orders supplies and manages an array of other important issues dealing with the preparation and serving of two hot meals and one snack that 380 children consume five days each week at the largest child development center in the entire Department of Defense.

  • Web of faith discussed at conference

    Jun 8, 2012

    "Faith Based Planet: Religion in Diplomacy and Diverse Contexts" was the theme at the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region's 6th Annual Interagency Chaplain Conference held at Fort McNair May 30.

  • CDC chef offers good nutrition

    Jun 8, 2012

    Roy McNeill glides around the large industrial kitchen with ease at the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Gleaming stainless work tables, ovens, the pantry and even the dishwashing area are extremely familiar to McNeill. He drops by frequently to check on the people he supervises, orders supplies and manages an array of other important issues dealing with the preparation and serving of two hot meals and one snack that 380 children consume five days each week at the largest child development center in the entire Department of Defense.

  • Army salutes D-Day vets at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 7, 2012

    Close to three thousand visitors to the Nation's Capital joined the Under Secretary of the Army in saluting World War II veterans on the 68th anniversary of D-Day during a "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field, in Arlington Va.

  • Obama lays wreath, makes Memorial Day address at ANC

    Jun 4, 2012

    At Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 2012 was a day of comfort, solace and messages filled with the reminder of sacrifice by Family members left behind due to the scourge of war. At the annual memorial amphitheater observance, President Barack Obama addressed the loved ones of deceased servicemembers, the bereaved and those present to honor American military patriots.

  • Flags in mission begins Memorial Day observations

    Jun 4, 2012

    When asking an Old Guard Soldier or military volunteer about the time spent to complete the pre-Memorial Day "flags in" mission, the answer is very uniform.

  • Ride 2 Recovery bicycle challenge recalls service

    Jun 4, 2012

  • Celebrating the Strength of the Nation: the Army's 237th Birthday

    Jun 4, 2012

    On June 14, 2012, 237 years ago, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army to protect oppressed colonists yearning for freedom - beginning our Army's rich heritage of defending our country and her citizens.

  • Life YOUniversity

    May 30, 2012

  • Army chief of staff presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards

    May 24, 2012

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, presented five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during this week's Twilight Tattoo, in front more than a thousand visitors and residents of the nation's capital.

  • Soldiers school public at Join Service Open House

    May 24, 2012

    The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, Md., which ran May 18-20. But not many visitors to the open house will get to crawl up on a Navy F/A-18 Hornet, the Blue Angel aircraft, or the Fokker C-31A that Soldiers jump from during a demonstration by the Golden Knights.

  • Anniversary honors taps, national song of remembrance

    May 24, 2012

    Intermingled with song birds and reverent silence, 200 buglers from around the country collectively sounded America's most recognizable bugle call May 19 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • JBM-HH celebrates diversity

    May 19, 2012

    Striving for excellence in leadership, diversity and inclusion, the 2012 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month theme was resonated by Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki as he addressed a crowd of about 250 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center May 16.

  • Fort McNair archaeological report revealed

    May 19, 2012

    A late autumn/winter subterranean survey at Fort McNair has unearthed new findings, while answering some old questions and posing new ones about historical structures and events that once occurred on the installation peninsula in southwest Washington, D.C.

  • Defense Secretary praises Corps' 100 years of flight

    May 19, 2012

    Multiple decades of aerial adaptation, agility, steadfastness and excellence were recognized by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta May 16 as the Marine Corps, guests and invited dignitaries celebrated another milestone in the corps' storied history.

  • Army family Action Plan delegates choose two key issues

    May 19, 2012

    Comparable access to care for exceptional Family members at joint service assignments and permanent change of station/temporary additional duty priority in privatized lodging for Soldiers and their Families are the two top issues raised this year at the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Fans brave storm to see Twilight Tattoo

    May 10, 2012

    More than a thousand visitors to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., walked, bused, drove and taxied during some nasty weather May 9 to watch the time-honored tradition of a "Twilight Tattoo."

  • The Old Guard has talent, prepares for television show

    May 10, 2012

    When he was asked to join a drill team to compete on one of America's top talent shows, there was no question he was ready and willing.

  • Counselors aid separating servicemembers' job search

    May 10, 2012

    When you begin the process of separating from the military, the first two people you're likely to encounter at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Career and Alumni Program office are career counselors Mia Nam and Ramona Dixon. The two help process separating servicemembers by providing an overview of ACAP services, identifying the specific needs of each client, and directing them into the transition assistance program classes that will help most.

  • CPAC services moving to Fort Belvoir

    May 3, 2012

    The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center located on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be moving to Fort Belvoir starting May 7. The change is due to an overall Civilian Human Resources Agency organizational realignment.

  • TAPS Good Grief Camp looks for a few good mentors

    May 3, 2012

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization that provides support to the Families of fallen servicemembers, is looking for active duty military and recent veterans in the Washington, D.C., area to volunteer as mentors to children and teens in the TAPS National Good Grief Camp over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. The idea is to match up youths who lost a servicemember parent to military service with mentors who help provide one-on-one emotional support in a series of grief-reducing exercises and recreational activities through the weekend.

  • Friends of the Earth gather at community center

    May 3, 2012

    A half dozen organizations gathered in the lobby of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 25 for the observance of Earth Day. The event, organized by the JBM-HH Directorate of Environmental Management, included tables set up by DEM, the Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners program, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works entomology and energy branches, as well as the Arlington Tree Stewards.

  • Protect yourself from West Nile virus

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend mosquito repellents for protection from mosquito bites. DEET, Picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus help reduce bites from mosquitoes that are annoying and may carry the West Nile virus.

  • 2012 U.S. Army Show is on tour

    Apr 26, 2012

    The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show is on tour, telling the Army story. The 90-minute song-and-dance production demonstrates "Army Strong," each moment in the show reflecting the strength of our nation as embodied in the Soldier. The five-month tour includes 60 shows in 31 venues, including Hawaii and Japan. The month of May will be busy with performances at Forts Rucker, Stewart, Bragg, Eustis, Story, Myer, Hamilton and Drum. A full schedule is listed on http://www.armyEntertainment.net, along with other Army Entertainment events this season.

  • Children and parents enjoy 5th annual fair

    Apr 26, 2012

    In honor of the Month of the Military Child, MCCS Henderson Hall's Children Youth and Teen Program held its 5th annual Children's Fair at Smith Gym on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 21. The annual event offered servicemembers and their Families an opportunity to gather for fun activities while honoring military children.

  • Opening night a success

    Apr 26, 2012

    The opening night endorsements for this year's Twilight Tattoo season are in. If an out-of-state visitor or a National Capital Region resident is searching for patriotic entertainment on a Wednesday night this spring or summer, venture to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an evening of entertainment.

  • Coupon Mania coming to JBM-HH commissary

    Apr 26, 2012

    Couponing has become one source for saving money when shopping for groceries. The Defense Commissary Agency has commissary stores in 13 countries and earns more than $2 billion in annual sales. DeCA statistics show that a Family of four can save up to $3,300 per year just by shopping at their local commissary rather than shopping in their neighborhood grocery store.

  • Understanding National Capital Region Security

    Apr 20, 2012

    The number of organizations providing security and/or security assistance within the National Capital Region may be hard to comprehend for the average resident.

  • Historic Ceremonial Cherry Tree Planting

    Apr 20, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosted a ceremonial cherry tree planting on the banks of the Washington Channel, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 19. The ceremony was held in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the original gift of cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the city of Washington in 1912. The presentation of colors was provided by an eight-member ceremonial team of The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, followed by the singing of the national anthem by Master Sgt. Jon Deutsch, vocalist with The United States Army Band.

  • Rader Clinic leads way in primary care, patient choices

    Apr 20, 2012

    Andrew G. Rader Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host an open house April 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. and is open for all those eligible for enrollment at Rader Clinic. Staff will share with its beneficiaries and leadership [from multiple partner agencies in the National Capital Region] Rader's recent endeavors to improving the quality of care the clinic provides and the customer service with which it provides that care.

  • Grateful Rondeau retires at NDU

    Apr 13, 2012

    After 38 years of service for the Navy, the military and the National Defense University, NDU president Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau requested permission to permanently go ashore.

  • Procrastinators beware

    Apr 13, 2012

    April 17 will be the official deadline for filing yearly federal income taxes. As the deadline quickly approaches, many taxpayers around the National Capital Region scurry to nearby tax offices to make the closing date.

  • Twilight Tattoo on the move

    Apr 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington Twilight Tattoo, long a fixture at Fort McNair, is moving to the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for the summer.

  • Pinwheel Parade kicks off Child Abuse Prevention month

    Apr 7, 2012

  • Exercise Prepares NCR for attack

    Mar 30, 2012

    On March 28, the Department of Homeland Security, through the Cities Readiness Initiative conducted its annual Closed Point of Dispensing Standard Operating exercise around the District of Columbia metropolitan area. A CPOD-SOG is a practice training exercise used to prepare service members and their Families in the event of a biological attack. The Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosted their main CPOD-SOG exercise in southwest D.C.

  • Commuting in the NCR: the good, bad and ugly

    Mar 30, 2012

    Mastering the transportation of a drive, ride or walk to work involve the timing of a hilarious comedian, the patience of Job and the luck of a Las Vegas gambler.

  • Joint Service Drill Team Exhibition

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Joint Service Drill Team Exhibition, one of the Cherry Blossom Festival's most popular events, will be on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at noon.

  • 'Shamrock Shuffle' has surprise guests

    Mar 29, 2012

    first run of the season gets special visitors

  • Army Civilian Rescues Woman

    Mar 29, 2012

    It is often heard that American Soldiers run towards the sound of danger, not away from it. That seems to be the case for Army civilians as well.

  • Pride of Ownership in Personal Safety

    Mar 29, 2012

    As the spring and summer seasons approach, the likelihood a Soldier will become an accident statistic increases. To counter that trend, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is asking service members to take pride of ownership in their personal safety.

  • Cherry Blossoms ablaze in their centennial year

    Mar 26, 2012

    Millions of visitors trek to our nation's capital at one of the most picturesque times of the year each spring to see the coveted cherry blossoms.

  • Army Band continues Eastern Trombone workshop

    Mar 26, 2012

    Brucker Hall, The U.S. Army Band's home on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, has been buzzing with activity all week during the annual Eastern Trombone Workshop.

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall FMWR Facilities open to all Federal employees

    Mar 26, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation now has an exception to policy to benefit non-Department of Defense federal employees residing and working in close proximity to its Clubs and Bowling Center. This exception to policy expands traditional DFMWR patronage privileges to the Fort Myer Officers Club's swimming pools and tennis courts.

  • More than skin deep: Pool therapy aids recovery

    Mar 23, 2012

    After breaking an ankle or wrenching a back, getting better can be a delicate balance.

  • National Capital Region prepares for emergency exercise

    Mar 23, 2012

  • Celebrating women's history

    Mar 16, 2012

    Retired Navy Captain Lory Manning guided the audience through more than a half century of congressional legislation and court cases that not only opened doors to women in the military, but blew the sexual inequality doors off the hinges.

  • Marines host annual disability roundtable

    Mar 16, 2012

    The [roundtable] offers information about available services to any military or DoD Family with special needs in the National Capital Region. The goal is to provide an opportunity for military Families to learn about community resources and services that may enhance their lives, as well as the lives of their special needs Family members.

  • Waterfront festival blooms with cherry blossoms

    Mar 16, 2012

    For the 100th anniversary of Washington, D.C.'s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival April 7, 2012, is even bigger and better this year.

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