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  • 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.

  • NCR recognizes law enforcement

    Mar 9, 2012

    Civilian law enforcement officials from the National Capital Region were recognized for their close cooperative work with the military during a Feb. 29 luncheon ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, the commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) at the Fort McNair Officers Club.

  • DPW director returns from Afghanistan, shares knowledge

    Mar 9, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Works Director Ron Kaczmarek was part of a mobile training team (MTT) deployed to Afghanistan during the last quarter of 2011.

  • ACAP fine tunes resumes

    Mar 9, 2012

    Even if you've composed a resume for yourself hundreds of times, you could still benefit from the Army Career Alumni Program's resume writing course. Conducted monthly on Joint Base Myer-Henderson as part of ACAP's Transition Assistance Program, the course helps servicemembers transition from a military to civilian career.

  • Veteran Marines share their historical legacy

    Mar 2, 2012

    The first African American Marines, known as the Montford Point Marines, told their stories to a new generation at the Marine Club on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 28.

  • Tax preparers go through learning curve

    Mar 2, 2012

    Personnel across Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall volunteered as income tax preparers on the installation. With two tax centers located in Bldgs. 29 and 406, preparers were required to take a one week training course at Fort Belvoir before being certified to prepare tax returns. They had to pass a series of Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tests before being certified after finishing the Belvoir class.

  • Annual Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off

    Mar 2, 2012

  • National cemetery celebrates Black History Month with tour

    Feb 28, 2012

    More than two dozen of the historically curious gathered at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 22 for a tour involving the roles African-Americans played in the shaping of the cemetery, its vicinity and Arlington House. The excursion not only explored the hallowed ground of Arlington but delved into the master/slave relationships at the plantation home of George Washington Parke Custis and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

  • African-American veteran tells history

    Feb 28, 2012

    As George Boggess sat relaxing in a day room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the African-American recalled some of his life experiences over the last 100 years. An Army veteran, Boggess was drafted in 1942. "[The attack on] Pearl Harbor had already happened and it was the beginning of World War II," said Boggess.

  • Syphax Family history ties to Freedman's Village

    Feb 28, 2012

    Freed but still living under scrutiny of the government, former slaves of Freedman's Village struggled to get recognition and respect.

  • Remembering Freedman's Village

    Feb 28, 2012

    A house stands on a hill, the American flag flying proudly out front overlooking thousands of pure white headstones honoring military heroes. Along the outer edges of Arlington National Cemetery near where the Netherlands Carillon tolls outside the cemetery's walls, rest more than 3,000 former slaves in Section 27, separated from war veteran headstones by one word: civilian.

  • African-American veteran recalls history

    Feb 28, 2012

    Amazing is an understatement when describing 104-year-old World War II veteran Alyce Dixon. She's lived through the Great Depression and six major military conflicts, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Theodore Roosevelt was president when she was born, and she's seen 18 more elected since, including the first black president, whom she describes as brilliant.

  • Remembrance Ceremony Celebrates Life of former CASCOM Officer

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Hundreds gathered today at Memorial Chapel as the Combined Arms Support Command held a remembrance ceremony to celebrate the life of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, the former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. From July 2007 to 2010, he served at Fort Lee, where he commanded the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Quartermaster School, and then served as the CASCOM G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

  • Joint Base hosts Black History Month celebration Feb. 22

    Feb 23, 2012

    The annual African-American/Black History Month celebration was held Feb. 22 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center, Bldg. 405. This year's theme was black women in American culture and history. Tables around the center displayed posters, books and photographs which showcase achievements of African-American women in education, business, civil rights, law, government, politics, art, music and literature.

  • JBM-HH team wins Cap Classic

    Feb 23, 2012

    Whether with three-point field goals, rebounded put-backs and tip-ins, turn-around jumpers or fast-break, highlight reel-making alley-oops, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Generals flexed their offensive muscles Presidents Day weekend at the 2012 Capital Classic.

  • Financial experts gather for Military Saves Week event

    Feb 23, 2012

    Gordon Genovese, the director for the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, was the guest speaker Feb. 22 at an Army Community Service-sponsored Military Saves event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Club.

  • ACAP anticipates greater need as Army reduces end-strength

    Feb 17, 2012

    As U.S. engagement in conflicts overseas decreases, the Army is downsizing and more Soldiers are expected to be leaving military service to seek employment in the public and private sectors.

  • CDC works for accreditation

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Cody Child Development Center has applied for the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation.

  • Celebrating Black History Month: Fred Moore, first African-American to 'walk the mat' of honor

    Feb 17, 2012

    When Fred Moore entered the United States Army in 1959, he felt an unsettling feeling. He was not unsettled because he was drafted, and he was not nervous about the rising tensions in a country named Vietnam. The situation was unnerving because Moore was an African-American Soldier entering the service during the civil rights movement.

  • Teacher 'adopts' Soldier, finds true love

    Feb 13, 2012

    When school teacher Katie Denisar decided to adopt a Soldier in 2009, little did she know her selfless act of patriotism and educational opportunity for her class of first graders would lead to a marriage proposal.

  • A different look at deployment: Wife deploys while husband mans the home front

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Bargains to be had at Fort Myer Thrift Shop

    Feb 10, 2012

    Secondhand. New to you. Previously-owned.

  • Austin sworn in as 33rd Army vice chief of staff

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Army welcomed a new vice chief of staff during a swearing-in ceremony for Gen. Lloyd Austin III Jan. 31. John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, recited the oath of office for Austin, becoming the 33rd Army vice chief of staff at the ceremony held on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Chiarelli retires after 40 years of service

    Feb 3, 2012

    The thunderous sound of the gun volley that echoed across Washington Jan. 31 marked the end to an acclaimed and storied military career for Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli.

  • Old Guard Soldier learned of blessed event while deployed

    Feb 3, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Todd Keys vividly remembers his pair of deployments to Iraq. His calls to duty were on direct collision courses with a baby-toting stork.

  • DFAC closes to civilians

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall dining facility is now permanently closed to civilians and retirees.

  • A different look at deployment

    Jan 27, 2012

    Fort Myer Fire Department Assistant Chief of Training Jon Culberson engaged in Middle Eastern patrols and was eyewitness to how war can reduce towns to rubble. But Culberson also was eyewitness to how shovels and the drilling of wells could strengthen Iraqi and Afghan municipalities.

  • Caption This #3

    Jan 27, 2012

    If you've ever looked at a photo and thought you could describe it better than the caption, beneath it, here's your chance.

  • Tuba-Euphonium workshop spotlights brass

    Jan 27, 2012

    Hear those melodious, fat notes dangling in the air as you circumnavigate Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall?

  • The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop

    Jan 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Band is proud to announce the 2012 Annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. The Workshop features concerts, recitals, exhibits, master classes and lectures by leading low brass authorities from around the world.

  • African American/Black History Month

    Jan 26, 2012

    African American women have played a vital role in the history of our Nation and our Army since the American Revolution. Their patriotism, loyalty and leadership, coupled with their hard work, intellect and artistic expression, have enriched the African American community and the Nation as a whole.

  • African American/Black History Month Tri-Signed letter

    Jan 24, 2012

    A letter by Army leadership describing the role African Americans had in building our country and our Army.

  • Hamilton hosts Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region

    Jan 23, 2012

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Garrison commanders, command sergeants major and principle staff from Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington gathered here Jan. 19 and 20 to conduct a commander's conference with MDW Commanding General Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Williams.

  • Hearts Apart

    Jan 20, 2012

    When a military spouse, family member loved one is deployed, a Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall-support group known as Hearts Apart is on call to comfort the difficulty of separation from a loved one and the frightening fear of the unknown.

  • Marines practice rescue skills

    Jan 20, 2012

    Soldiers and Marines stationed in the National Capital Region dug, cut and crawled through mounds of concrete, steel and just about anything else imaginable for 72 continuous hours last week, keeping their rescue skills ready for any incident within the region.

  • Personnel prepare for tax season

    Jan 20, 2012

    It's that time of year again. Tax season is upon the United States. Two free tax centers will open on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Bldgs. 406 on McNair Road and 29 on U.S. Military Road, for retirees, active duty servicemembers and their Family members.

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