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Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall leads the way for the Department of Defense joint-basing initiative ... I’m very proud to be a part of it."

- Col. Laura J. Richardson, garrison commander of the Fort Myer Military Community



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TODAY'S FOCUS

Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall

What is it?

The Fort Myer Military Community and Henderson Hall began the initial operational capability as Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), Va., Jan. 31. Col. Laura J. Richardson, garrison commander of the Fort Myer Military Community, will become the JBM-HH commander effective Oct. 1, 2009. A Marine Corps lieutenant colonel will be designated as the deputy joint base commander in March.

The Fort Myer Military Community is one of seven Army installations involved in the joint realignments, which were part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations put into law.

What has the Army done?

JBM-HH will continue to provide installation management support to the resident mission units, including the Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Headquarters Battalion and Headquarters Marine Corps, as well as administrative and quality of life services to thousands of military personnel and their families across the National Capital Region.

Patrons of both bases will see “business as usual” in their daily activities. Fort Myer and Henderson Hall have already consolidated several installation functions, such as removal of the gate between the two installations in 2005 and joint vehicle registration decals in 2006. Frequent patrons of the Fort Myer commissary and the Marine Corps exchange, for example, have appreciated this free-flow of traffic.

Why is it important to the Army?

This realignment is part of a Department of Defense initiative to realign 26 co-located or close-proximity military installations into 12 joint bases. Installation management functions will be consolidated at the joint bases to achieve economies of scale and common cross-service standards.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The joint base stand up began the transition period through September and allows for seamless consolidation of installation management functions. A ceremony will commemorate JBM-HH’s “Final Operational Capability” Oct. 1.

Resources:

Fort Myer Military Community Web site

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

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