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Rader Clinic flu vaccinations

The flu vaccine will be offered to all DEERS eligible active duty servicemembers and their beneficiaries (ages 2 years old and above), retirees and their beneficiaries (ages 2 years old and above) and DoD civilians at the JBM-HH Community Center from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 8, 15, 20, 27, 29 and Dec. 4 and 6.

Helmsmen Toastmasters

Want to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Join the Helmsmen Toastmasters Thursdays from 7:30-845 a.m. in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center. Toastmasters is an international organization that helps everyone speak, think, lead and listen better. For more information, contact Carl Sabath at carl.sabath@osd.mil or 703-695-2804 or Elizabeth Femrite at Elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil or at 571.256-8674.

Family readiness training

Family readiness assistant training is held every Friday from noon-4 p.m. in Bldg. 29, Room 100 on the Henderson Hall portion of JBM-HH. For more information, call 703-693-1253.

JBM-HH blood challenge

Meet the challenge of life by participating in the Army vs. Navy blood donor challenge on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Dec. 4 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. To schedule an appointment online, go to www.militarydonor.com and enter “FtMyer” as the sponsor code.

ACAP Center closed to customers

The Army Career and Alumni Program Center will be closed to customers through Nov. 2 and will be back to its normal hours of operation on Nov. 5.

CIF announces all day closure

The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Central Issue Facility in Bldg. 313 will be closed all day Nov. 8 in order to support the direct exchange of legacy sleep system to the 3d Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard. This is a mandatory task from the Army’s G-4 and Army Materiel Command and will remove all end of life excess legacy equipment off Soldier’s clothing records. For more information, contact Johnny Bailey at 703-696-3344 or the headquarters battalion adjutant at 703-693-7222.

Marine Corps birthday ball

Marine Corps Ball tickets are now on sale for this year’s Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall Marine Corps Ball which is scheduled for Nov. 16. You must purchase your tickets online. For more information about ticket prices, menu, child care opportunities and to buy your tickets, log on to http://bitly.com/237thMCBBHH.

Holiday recipes

We’re looking for a few good holiday recipes to feature in the Pentagram in November and December. Do you have a recipe you’d like to share for an amazing stuffing? Or maybe a recipe for the perfect cookie you can’t live without during the holiday season? Send it to the Pentagram at pentagramjbmhh@yahoo.com or drop it by the Pentagram office in Bldg. 59, Suite 116. We’ll publish the best ones each week in November and December.

Volunteers needed

The Marine Corps Community Service Henderson Hall Tutor and Buddy program with Barcroft Elementary School has resumed for this school year. The program provides a great opportunity to be a role model and to help students learn in a fun and interactive way through educational games. Transportation will leave Bldg. 12 at 10:45 a.m. and return by 12:15 p.m. this opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life is open to active duty personnel and civilians. For more information, call 703-693-1253.

CYSS Sports & Fitness program

Registration for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Mustangs junior wrestling program has begun. Registration runs through Nov. 16. This program is open to all eligible youth ages 5 to 14 years old and is co-ed. To register, contact Parent Central Services at 703 696-0313/4942.

Voting assistance available

The presidential election is Nov. 6. The Headquarters Battalion Henderson Hall Adjutant Section can assist with voting information. If you need federal write-in absentee ballots or voter assistance, stop by the Battalion Adjutant Section, Bldg. 29, Room 200 in Henderson Hall. You can also obtain voting materials and information at www.fvap.gov. For more information, call 703-693-7222.

Turkey Trot registration open

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Turkey Trot, Nov. 16 at 6:35 a.m. This year’s event will start and end at the fitness center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The first, second and third place winners, male and female, will receive medals. Additionally, the first place winners, male and female, will receive a $25 gift certificate to Pacer’s at Pentagon Row and a certificate for a turkey at Harris Teeter. Register online at http://bitly.com/

JBMHHTT2012 or onsite beginning at 5:15 a.m. the day of the event. The trot is open to Department of Defense identification card holders and their guests. For more information, call 703-614-5959.

Holiday stress management

Will your holiday season be happy or hectic? Learn what stress is and where it may come from. You will also learn some stress and time management techniques to help your upcoming holiday season be more peaceful and enjoyable. Class will be held Nov. 5 from 9.-11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 703-696-3512.

AOWCGWA Meeting

Liz Crenshaw, WRC-TV, NBC 4 consumer reporter, will speak at the Army Officers’ Wives’ Club of the Greater Washington Area luncheon Nov. 15 in the Koran Room of the Fort Myer Officers’ Club from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is $20. Reservations must be received no later than Nov. 6. For more information, call 202-717-9191.

National American Indian

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Center, Bldg. 405 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. An ethnic food sampling and a cultural performance and speech by Piscataway Indian Nation singers and dancers is scheduled. Admission is free. For more information, call 703-696-2964/8729.

Internet safety for teens

Gain insight into the potential dangers of teens having unmonitored access to the internet. Class will be held Nov. 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cody Child and Youth Services, Bldg. 483. Parents and teens not currently enrolled in the Cody CYSS program are required to pre-register by calling 703-696-3512.

Shred day

The next shredding event on JBM-HH is scheduled for Nov. 15. Shredding will take place from 9-10 a.m. at Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base; from 10-11 a.m. at Bldg. 59 on Fort Myer and from 11 a.m.-noon at Bldg. 321 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH. Items that can be shredded include paper, manila folders, staples, paper clips and rubber bands. Newspaper, credit cards, CDs, cardboard, three-ring bingers, and binder clips cannot be shredded. For more information, call Roy Croom at the JBM-HH Environmental Office at 703-696-3791.

Relationship enrichment

Gain a deeper understanding of how to express and receive messages of love within your relationships. Learn the value of when to say “yes” and when to say “no” within those relationships and why good boundaries are a sign of healthy relationships. “The 5 Love Languages” class will be held on Nov. 19 and the “Boundaries” class on Nov. 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cody Child and Youth Services, Bldg. 483. Call 703-696-3512 to pre-register.

Moving Families through change

This four-hour seminar is designed to help parents of minor children who are separated or divorced gain insight into the importance of becoming effective co-parents. Class will be held on Nov. 27 from 1-5 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Pre-registration is requested by calling 703-696-3512.

Anger management

Learn what it really means when you say, “I am so angry,” and what you are achieving when you act out in anger. Participants will receive the Anger Workbook, a 13-step interactive study guide and “The Anger Trap” by Dr Les Carter. Class will be held on Nov. 28 from 9-11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For more information and to pre-register call 703-696-3512.

Five Days of Iron

Registration is open for the Five Days of Iron 2012, Dec. 3-7. Participants will swim 850 yards, bike 22.5 miles and run 5.25 miles each day over five days for a full Iron Man Triathlon. Open to DoD ID card holders. Register online at http://bitly.com/5Days2012. Call 703-639-7351 for more information.

Pre-deployment musts

For almost 10 years, America has been at war. There are plenty of personnel readiness checks for Soldiers to go through before they deploy to a war zone, but one of the most important checks is one nobody really wants to think about: updating casualty documents, including Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance beneficiary information. It is the Soldier’s responsibility to update casualty documents and to make sure their intentions are known and noted. These updated and completed documents allow the Army to carry out the Soldier’s last wishes. Let these important decisions be your own. See www.jbmhh.army.mil and click on Pre-Deployment Musts under “Hot Topics.”

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