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Save the date for Tomb Centennial
For daily updates visit facebook.com/jbmhh.
Auto detailing shop now open
DFMWR has opened Graphics-N-Tints Car Detailing Services at the DFMWR Auto Skills Center, Bldg. 227, Wednesday through Saturday.
For a list of services, check the Auto Skills Center Detailing Service at https://jbmhh.armymwr.com/programs/auto-crafts-skills or call (703) 696-7863 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Changing of the Guard hours
Arlington National cemetery is walking in to the fall and winter Changing of the Guard hours
The Changing of the Guard will now take place at the top of every hour. ANC hours remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
See below for full details on this year's Tomb centennial celebrations.
Honor Tomb centennial at ANC
Join a once in a lifetime event at Arlington National Cemetery this Veterans Day.
There will be a historical plaque dedication, naval symposium and 21-Gun Salute Ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on November 9.
For the first time in nearly 100 years, the public will be able to walk the Tomb Plaza and lay a flower at the base of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay respects. This 2-day flower ceremony will be on November 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Veterans Day, November 11, there will be a series of events to commemorate the Tomb centennial and National Veterans Day Observance. There will be a Joint Full Honors Procession, a Joint Full Honors Flyover with 17 aircraft, and an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony followed by the National Veterans Day Observance at ANC’s Memorial Amphitheater.
More information on public participation details, virtual visitation and registration to come.
Stay tuned on social media by following Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook and Twitter, and the hashtag #Tomb100.
Annual Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff Wednesday
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area launches its 2021 campaign Oct. 6. The CFCNCA is the official workplace giving program for federal employees and retirees in the Washington Metropolitan Area and surrounding regions.
On Oct. 6, CFC and federal leadership, charities, and more will be joining in from 11 a.m. virtually to invite you to be the face of change. Register in advance and watch the live broadcast at https://2021cfcncakickoffweek.eventbrite.com.
In 2020, federal employees and retirees in the CFCNCA exceeded their goal and pledged more than $37.2 million and over 48,000 volunteer hours to support local, national, and international charities.
This year, the federal community is invited to join and help the CFCNCA surpass last year’s success by pledging a monetary gift and volunteer hours atGiveCFC.org
Follow the CFCNCA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cfcnca.
Fire Prevention week Underway
An active alarm is a sign to take action, and knowing how to respond to the sounds emitted by smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home can keep individuals safe whenever an emergency strikes.
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9, learn the sounds of fire safety, highlighted below.
What is that sound? If individuals hears a beep or a chirp, their alarm could be alerting them to the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide and instructing them to evacuate immediately; other sounds may indicate that it is time to replace the battery or alarm.
Get familiar. Individuals should familiarize themselves with the fire and carbon monoxide detectors in their home. Look up the brand, make and model to learn the meaning of the alarm’s beeps and chirps.
Be in the know. Alarms may emit sounds in certain patterns or intervals to warn individuals about a particular issue.
If someone in the household is deaf or hard-of-hearing, explore options for special alarms that feature strobe lights and bed shakers.
The Office of the Pentagon Fire Marshal also invites individuals to celebrate Fire Prevention Week by coming by to pick up a curbside bag filled with educational materials for all ages.
For more information, visit OPFM at the Pentagon MF737 — by the Pentagon Athletic Center Oct. 4-8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at the Mark Center 02G22 — at the building management office. Take the West Tower elevator to the second floor, first door on the right Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit the National Fire Protection Association website to learn more about the sounds of fire safety at https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/Fire-Prevention-Week.
Town Hall save the date
In recognition of the JBH-HH retiree community, the next town hall will be retiree focused, including details on the upcoming Retiree Appreciation Day in November. Save the date for the Thursday, Oct. 21 virtual town hall. More details coming soon!
View the event and ask your questions on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jbmhh/. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missed a past town hall? Rewatch at www.facebook.com/jbmhh/videos.
JBM-HH remains at HPCON Bravo
Because there has been an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases, the National Capital Region remains at Heath Protection Condition Bravo.
Please continue to follow the joint base commander’s policy regarding the use of face coverings and maintaining social distancing.
We will continue to monitor the trend of positive cases, the capacity to test, ability treat, and to conduct contact tracing within the National Capital Region.
Joint base Modernization
The JBM-HH Dining Facility is modernizing. Not only will it have an upgraded kitchen and similar look as what you see in upscale college cafeterias, but it will also offer military enlisted aide training.
Read the full story from the Pentagram at https://www.army.mil/article/261.
Army Ten-Miler now virtual
The Army has decided to conduct this year’s Army Ten-Miler race in a virtual setting. We weighed the risks based on rising COVID-19 case rates and the addition of the Delta variant, and determined that changing to a virtual race best protects Ten-Miler participants, event support staff, medical and law enforcement personnel and spectators within the Washington, D.C., and Arlington communities. The decision to hold a virtual race provides the safeguards needed to eliminate the risk to participants given the nature of a competitive road race.
The 37th Annual Army Ten-Miler – Virtual Edition will now take place from Sunday, Oct. 10 to Monday, Nov. 29. Virtual race registration remains open; however, the ATM Expo and pasta dinner will not take place this year.
Registered in-person runners will be automatically transferred to the virtual race and will receive $30 registration credit to the 2022 race, which accommodates price differences between the virtual and in-person races.
Additionally, runners who purchased the pasta dinner tickets will receive refunds or credit. Runner packets will be mailed free of charge to participants to the registration address. Runner packets include: bibs, finisher coin, shirt, calendar, and runner bag.
The safety and health of ATM participants remains our top priority. While we had hoped that COVID-19 conditions would allow runners to gather in person this year, the risks remain too great at this time.
Please check https://www.armytenmiler.com for official updates. Runners and attendees should contact the Army Ten-Miler team office for all Army Ten-Miler Race concerns and questions by email at email@example.com.
Marine Corps Marathon
After exhausting all possibilities, the opportunity to host the 2021 MCM Weekend events live and in-person is not feasible at this time due to safety precautions.
The MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K are still being offered virtually. For more information, visit http://ms.spr.ly/6181XbiBL.
Education Hub closed for training Thursday mornings
The JBM-HH Education Center Hub to include JBM-HH, Forts Belvoir, Meade, and Detrick, closes weekly for training Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. The goal of the training is to provide better customer service to service members, veterans, retirees, dependents, and civilians.
All JBM-HH gyms are open to DOD ID card holders.
The Myer Fitness Center hours are weekdays from 5 to 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m.
The McNair Fitness Center is open 24/7 daily for those with registered access. Registration for McNair Fitness Center ia by appointment only. People can call and make an appointment to register for the 24/7 access by calling Lydia Mease at (571) 315-9125 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
The Smith Gym at Henderson Hall has new hours. The Smith Gym operational hours are Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Zembiec Pool closed
The Zembiec Pool Facility, Bldg. 11 at Henderson Hall is closed for the Fall annual maintenance and winter dome enclosure installation. The pool facility will be closed for the month of October to complete these projects.
Leisure and Travel
There are new operation hours for the JBM-HH Leisure Travel Service, located in the joint base community center.
The service's new office hours are Wednesdays through Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sservice is closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
For more information, call (703) 696-7863 or email MWR respresentative Mitchell Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic violence awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the red flags of Domestic Abuse?
Know the four common red flags of domestic abuse and the resources available to you, friends, and Family members. Get more information at https://usmc-mccs.org/articles/united-to-end-domestic-abuse/.
For a lisiting of local Domestic Violence Awareness Month evnets, visit the Henderson Hall MCCS website at http://mccshh.com/dvam/.
Virtual transition services
The JBM-HH Transition Assistance Program wishes to remind the joint base community that all services are currently virtual.
The TAP facility, located in Bldg. 404, is currently under construction. The building is closed to public access at this time.
Employees who wish to enter the building in the interim must report to the trailer south of Bldg. 404, near the loading dock, to receive the proper personal protective equipment.
For more concert information from the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," visit www.usarmyband.com. Listen to the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own" online, at anytime.
Follow the band on Facebook: @usarmyband
Marine Corps Exchange
The Marine Corps Exchange is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and holidays, to include the Vineyard. All three levels are open.
The Marine Corps ID Card Center continues to serve, by appointment only, at Marine Corps Exchange on the third floor. The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a daily closure from 11 to 11:30 a.m. All personnel are required to book appointments at https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/locator.
The carwash service at Henderson Hall remains open. For more information on Henderson Hall services and hours of operation, visit http://www.mccshh.com/mcx/.
AAFES dining Open
The AAFES dining area in the Exchange food court has reopened to the joint base community.
All individuals should wear face coverings in the facility unless eating or drinking.
For more information on AAFES services, download the Digital Garrison App, free in the Apple or Google Play stores.
Commissary early bird hours and Click2Go
The commissary has begun early bird services every day. The commissary hours are now Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The commissary welcomes CLICK2GO, an online shopping and curbside pickup service you can access from your mobile devices. For full details, visit https://www.commissaries.com/shopping/click-2-go.
For additional information, visit the Commissary official website at https://www.commissaries.com/shopping/store-locations/fort-myer/.
Ride the Myer Flyer
The Myer shuttle service, between Myer, Henderson Hall and the Pentagon, has resumed. Please check out the morning and evening schedules at https://home.army.mil/jbmhh/application/files/1116/2919/9925/2021routes.pdf.
Please keep in mind that riders will be required to show their CAC or military ID to the shuttle driver. Face coverings are required for all riders; and only a maximum of 50% of passengers will be allowed on the bus at this time. Food or drink are not authorized while on the bus.
Welcome back to the bowling Center
The JBM-HH Bowling Center is now open at capacity with lanes open for bowling and seating for indoor dining. All with base access are welcome.
The bowling center grill continues to offer its grab-n-go food service during the center’s hours of operations, which are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.
The bowling center is not open during weekends at this time. For more information on DFMWR services, make sure to tune our next JBM-HH town hall.
Virtual SHARP training for JBM-HH
If you are part of the JBM-HH workforce, looking to complete annual training, know there are several upcoming opportunities.
Virtual SHARP training is currently available. Ask your supervisior for details or contact SHARP representatives Felicia Brice at email@example.com Warren Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Army Emergency Relief is here for Soldiers, Families
Army Emergency Relief is an invaluable resource for Soldiers and Families. Financial help is given in the form of an interest free loan, grant, or combination of the two. If a Family has a financial need, the Soldier should call ACS at (703) 696-3510. AER is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that documentation is required to justify the dollar amount for loans.
Religious services at JBM-HH
The graphic below is a reminder of the weekly schedule of services at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. Registration is no longer a requirement to attend service. Please join the religious services team in the sanctuary for any of our weekend services.
Per the joint base commander's guidance, masks are required for all attendees at in person chapel services. This applies to Memorial Chapel and Old Post Chapel at Joint Base Myer Henderson-Hall.
Thank you for your continued understanding and overwhelming support of our ongoing COVID-mitigation measures.
Community notice: ceremonial duties on JBM-HH
As the premier ceremonial unit for the Army, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment The Old Guard supports events daily (to include weekends), at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, on the grounds of the U.S. Capital, on the National Mall, and in and around the National Capital Region -- upwards of 40 ceremonies/events a month (during normal times).
Ceremonies include events for the president of the United States; official State visits by leaders from other countries; senior leader change of commands, retirements and promotion ceremonies; special annual events such as Twilight Tattoos, the 1812 Overture concert and 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day events; and funerals at Arlington National Cemetery (the cemetery holds upwards of 30 funerals a day).
The Presidential Salute Battery conducts blank fire drills and ceremony honors using its 81mm cannons. The Old Guard also has rifle teams who conduct the 21-gun salutes during funerals in Arlington National Cemetery and at ceremonies and special events on base. There are nine funeral teams, and the rifle teams have to train between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday – unless they are performing funerals. These teams must maintain proficiency and perfection; constant training through drills is required throughout the year.
The Old Guards’ ceremonial duties stopped last year due to the pandemic, but now that Virginia, Washington and Maryland are opening up, the ceremonies have begun and the drills are necessary.
In an effort to communicate this information to our neighbors, the public affairs office will send notice to the presidents of the civic associations (of our neighborhoods that surround the base ) of special events set to take place outside of the regular work hours on the base – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – where blank gun shots will be heard.
Follow the joint base's online platforms indicated below for the latest community notices, including traffic and noise alerts.
Army Civilian Education
The civilian education system is a progressive and sequential leader development program that provides educational opportunities for Army civilians throughout their careers.
Foundation Course for all grades hired after September 2006
Basic Course for general service employes GS-01 through 09
Intermediate Course for general service employees GS-10 through 12
Advanced Course for general service employees GS-13 through 15
Continuing Education for Senior Leaders for general service employees GS-14 and 15
Action Officer Development Course
Organizational Leader Development Course
Manager Development Course
Supervisor Development Course for all supervisors
Supervisor Development Course - Executive Level
For the safety of students, faculty, and staff, all Civilian Education System courses will be delivered in a virtual classroom modality at this time.
The Army Management Staff College intends to resume the scheduled educational triad of resident courses at Fort Leavenworth, mobile education teams, and virtual classroom courseware beginning in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022. Several seats are available for all FY22 classes.
The course schedule is available at the link below, and applications can be submitted through CHRTAS. The schedule link is https://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/amsc/cesSchedule.
Due to renovations at Bldg. 404, the JBM-HH Dining Facility will now be operating out of Spates Hall,
Bldg. 407, for the forseeable future. Dine-in options for customers is back in effect.