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Daylight saving time

Remember to spring forward March 11. Set your clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. Daylight saving will continue until the first Sunday in November.

Army Finance office hours

The Army Finance Offices will be opened on Wednesday, March 28 for the following hours:

Fort Belvoir — 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Fort Myer — 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Pentagon — 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The Army Finance office will be closed the remainder of the day so all staff can participate in district training.

Smith Gym exercise class schedule changes

The exercise class schedule at Smith Gym has changed. New classes are as follows:

Monday: 6 a.m. Spin; 11:30 a.m. Total Body & Spin; 5 p.m. Total Body

Tuesday: 9 a.m. Senior’s Total Body; 11:30 a.m. Total Body; 5 p.m. Zumba

Wednesday: 6 a.m. Spin; 11:30 a.m. Total Body & Spin; 5 p.m. Total Body

Thursday: 9 a.m. Senior’s Total Body; 11:30 a.m. Total Body; 5 p.m. Zumba

Friday: 6 a.m. Spin; 11:30 a.m. Devil Dog Cardio Blast & Spin

Classes are free and open to Department of Defense identification card holders. Call 703-693-9440 for more information.

Power outage planned

Dominion Virginia Power is requesting a power outage affecting Bldgs. 202 and 203 March 10 from noon to 6 p.m. The work involves the replacement of insulation inside a switch feeding these two buildings. The rain date will be March 17. For more information or concerns, contact Cyrus Jabbari at 703-696-6072.

Women’s History Month at Fort McNair

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will celebrate Women’s History Month March 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Fort McNair Officers Club. Honored guest speaker will be retired U.S. Navy Capt. Lory Manning, director for the women in the military project at the Women’s Research and Education Institute. Bus transportation will be available departing from JBM-HH Community Center at 10:45 a.m. and returning from the Fort McNair Officers Club at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 703-696-8729.

Summer camp

If you don’t have summer plans yet, consider applying for one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture AgDiscover camps. There are sessions at the University of Maryland and Virginia State University this year. Camps are completely free and generally two weeks long. Most camps are open to students 14-17-years-old. The deadline to apply is March 16. Full information about the program can be found here:


Calling all anglers

The Fort A.P. Hill Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites area anglers to cast their lines into Beaver Dam Pond for the Two-Person Team Trout Tournament March 10 and Fish Hook Pond for the Youth Trout Tournament March 24. The two-person tournament is slated to begin at 8 a.m. and only those teams participating will be permitted to fish at Beaver Dam Pond until the tournament’s conclusion at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per team. All anglers can register at the Outdoor Recreation office on the day of the tournament. or by calling the Recreation office. For more information, please contact the tournament director at (804) 633-8244.

Disabilities Awareness Resource Fair

MCCS Henderson Hall’s Exceptional Family Member Program announces the 2nd Annual Joint Services Disabilities Awareness Resource Fair, scheduled for March 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibitors from the National Capital Region will display available community resources and services for their special needs Family members in Smith Gym, Bldg. 27. The event includes a presentation followed by a question-and-answer period with an expert panel. Light refreshments will be provided, and limited child care will be available, at no cost, on a first come-first served basis. Families requesting child care must register no later than March 10 and will be contacted to confirm that space is available. Register to attend and request child care by visiting the EFMP webpage, and clicking the link for attendee registration. For more information, please call 703- 693-4172.

Tax centers

Tax centers on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be open through the end of tax season. For those going to Bldg. 406, appointments can be made 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the last walk-in appointment of the day at 3 p.m. Walk-ins are limited to 1040EZ returns only. Fridays are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 703-696-1040. You can also “Like” them on Facebook at The Bldg. 29 tax center hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the tax center at 703-693-7001.

Sports registration

Register for spring basketball and volleyball league play, which begins in April. More information is available online at

Tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

On April 11 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. the Equal Opportunity office will host a tour of the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Reservations are required to be made by April 4 for transportation. Those attending should wear civilian attire. The bus departs JBM-HH Bldg. 405 at 9:30 a.m. To register, contact Master Sgt. Torres or Sgt. 1st Class Swinton at 703-696-2964/8729 or juan.l.torres@, michael.swinton@us. or

Voting assistance workshop

JBM-HH will be hosting a Federal Voting Assistance Program workshop on April 18 from 9 - 11 a.m. The training will be held in Bldg. 417, room 218 at the Education Center. The workshop is an interactive session for unit voting officers to learn the absentee voting process and sharpen their skills on voting practices. Participants will become familiar with the federal post card application (SF-76) process, the federal write-in absentee ballot and the use of the 2011-2012 voting assistance guide.

Longwood Gardens trip

MCCS Henderson Hall’s ITT takes a day trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., on Saturday, May 19. Longwood Gardens features a four-acre conservatory and 1,077 acres of woodlands, meadows, and gardens. Relax and reconnect with nature while exploring one of the great gardens of the world. Transportation and admission are included in the $60 fee. The mini-bus departs from Henderson Hall at 8 a.m. and returns to base at 6 p.m. Register by calling ITT at 703-979-8420 ext. 116.

Sports Camp

The Child and Youth School Services Youth Sports and Fitness program is offering three weeks of Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp. The camp will be at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, June 25-29, July 9-13 and Aug. 20-24. For more information or to register please contact Parent Central Services at 703 696-0313/4942.

Motorcycle awareness

It's that time of year when many explore alternative forms of transportation, namely motorcycles. Registration of a motorcycle on a DoD installation is contingent on presenting a MSF card at the time of registration (or other document, as outlined in regulation). MSF card is issued only to those who complete the BRC or ERC. In accordance with DODI 6055.4, this training is provided at no cost to the military and personnel shall not be charged leave to attend this training. Contact the Fort Belvoir Safety office at 703-704-0649 to register for either the basic rider course or experienced rider course.

ANC shuttle service

Arlington National Cemetery now has new transportation options for visitors. The National Park Service began a shuttle service in the cemetery that will run from the visitor center to Arlington House. Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily April through September, and from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. October through March.

Transition assistance programs

Army Career and Alumni Program and Marine Corps Community Services offer a variety of programs for transitioning military personnel. To find out about any upcoming programs, call ACAP at 703-696-0973 or visit them in Bldg. 230 or call 703-614-6828 to contact MCCS career resource management center. Courses offered include financial planning, evaluating employee benefits, Veterans Assistance workshops, retiring executive TAP, disabled TAP, resume workshops and other TAP courses.

ACS classes

Army Community Service offers a variety of classes to military Families in the area. For more information on their classes or to register for a relocation class, call 703-696-0156/0153, email at or visit them at Bldg. 201. Classes offered include international spouse group, welcome to Korea/Germany and hearts apart. ACS Family Advocacy Program can be reached at 703-696-3512. Classes FAP offer include: single parents into networking, parents helping parents, conflict resolution, stress management, moving Families through change, bundles for babies and anger management.

Marine and Family services

Marine Corps Community Services new parent support program can be reached at 703-614-7204. Offering a variety of classes NPSP offers workshops such as NPSP play group, brown bag lunch, baby boot camp and 1-2-3 magic parenting class.

Marine Corps Family team building can be reached at 703-693-4840/1253/8906/1457. Classes offered by MCFTB include but aren’t limited to elder care, Family readiness officer training, command team training and seven habits for military Families.

MDW class

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will hold a Company Commander/First Sergeant Course from April 23-25 in Lincoln Hall, room 2212 at the National Defense University at Fort McNair. If interested in participating in this training, contact your unit S3 or installation Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Final list for course is due by April 4. Points of contact include Michael Egly at 202-685-2910 or michael.egly@ and David Stone at 202-685-1923 or

JBM-HH Recycling Center

The recycling center is now open and located in the Commissary parking lot. Recyclable items include paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and glass.

Emergency numbers on JBM-HH

During an emergency on JBM-HH, call 911. For non-emergency or routine service calls on Fort Myer or Henderson Hall, call 703-696-3525 or 202-685-3139 at Fort McNair.

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