Although the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community mailroom officially opened in February, the ribbon cutting was done July 15 in Bldg. 417, to comply with COVID restrictions.
Service providers and partners including the Andrew Rader Clinic, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service team and USO Metro play an active role taking care of the community. Food insecurity is one of the issues these organizations strive to combat
When many think of water training, the Navy comes to mind because the Army and Marines are mostly on land and the Air Force is in the air. However, water skills survival training provides training that Soldiers would not normally receive.
The Army has tools available and advice to make a PCS more convenient, predictable and user friendly.
In 2020, Exchange shoppers generated $980,055 for critical quality-of-life programs at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
As the premier ceremonial unit for the Army, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) supports events daily. These events also include weekends at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, on the grounds of the U.S. Capital, the National Mall and in and around the National Capital Region — upwards of 40 ceremonies/events a month during normal times.
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation announced the return of the annual Summer Concert Series at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, July 8, 22 and Aug. 26.
With summer fast approaching, leaders and Soldiers should be considering hot weather hazards. Heat illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, degrade mission effectiveness and can happen during any month, but most occur between June and July.
On Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Allan M. Pepin assumed command of the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington from Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV during a ceremony in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Conmy Hall.
In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on identification card site operations, effective immediately, the DOD is extending temporary Uniformed Services ID card expiration policy guidance for all USID cards with expiration dates between Jan. 1, 2020 and July 31.
On June 4, four volunteers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Directorate of Public Works Environmental Management Division participated in a joint Department of Defense’s Chesapeake Bay Program — Clean the Bay.
On May 17 through 20, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and partners from surrounding military and civilian agencies participated in a wargame on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. The wargame provided participants an opportunity to solve real-life problems.
On Tuesday, during a virtual observance, the National Capital Region celebrated the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance. This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.”
The National Museum of the Marine Corps will reopen to the public May 17, after a temporary closure related to COVID-19.
Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring relinquished responsibility as the Joint Task Force – National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington command sergeant major to Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez in a change of responsibility ceremony in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Conmy Hall.
As the month ends, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s final event for Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month was Wednesday’s Denim Day.
This is part two of a two-part story series feature on the late retired Maj. Gen. Harvey D. Williams who passed away Aug. 7, 2020.
On April 15, the USO-Metro and Capital Area Food bank hosted its monthly MILFAM Market event for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Military District of Washington and National Capital Region from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tri-Services parking lot.
On Tuesday, members of the Arlington County Board issued a proclamation to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Commander Col. Kimberly Peeples during a virtual ceremony before their board meeting.
At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Easter Sunrise service commenced at Arlington National Cemetery’s Amphitheater. The service, which has been held there since 1927, was curtailed into a live-streamed, virtual format because of COVID-19 restrictions.
There are encouraging words out there. Just sit quietly, listen closely, and you will hear and see the laughter, tears of gratitude, tears of healing, prayers of faith and smiles of hope.
On April 1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, conducted the first Soldier readiness processing, or SRP, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Bldg. 417 in more than 18 years and the first ever recorded for JBM-HH’s Headquarters Battalion.
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to making life better for military communities — including our youngest heroes. The Exchange is celebrating the 2021 Month of the Military Child with virtual events, activities, games and giveaways.
Have faith! Don’t look back and don’t give up
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This occasion provides advocates across DOD a chance to raise awareness of community efforts to stop child abuse and neglect.
Brig. Gen. Amy Hannah, the chief of Army Public Affairs, speaks during the virtual Women’s History Month Observance Wednesday.
The annual Easter Sunrise Service, hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, will be live streamed via JBM-HH Facebook beginning at 6:30 a.m. April 4 from Arlington National Cemetery.
Listening may sound a bit trivial, but it is so important to a relationship. Listening is an indication of caring, empathy, connection and humility. It can also be an indication of the deepest love and trust to another you hold dear.
Each year in March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and I thought it was only fitting that I take time to reflect and pay homage to the women in my life.
Suffering. When we are suffering, we immediately jump to its cause. We desperately want to know why.
Arlington National Cemetery reopened the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza to the visiting public Tuesday.
Federal employees and retirees have helped the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area shatter their 2020 goal to raise $30 million for participating charities and help those in need locally, nationally and internationally.
I don’t like failure. I know I’m competitive, so my first instinct is to project my failure on others or circumstances.
Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall observed National African American History Month by hosting a panel of guests in Rosenthal Theater Friday.
Pentagram March 4, 2021: ‘Unwavering professionalism’ 561st MP Co. earns top honors for providing security
Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion received coins of excellence from Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony Feb. 24 for their professionalism in providing security to the Washington, D.C., area.
History records for us an interesting footnote.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has affected social gatherings, this year’s Black History month observance was not only held in a virtual environment, it was done jointly with the National Capital Region’s Equal Opportunity offices.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is asking the Army community and American public to help the Army maintain its readiness by reporting any and all criminal or suspicious activity.
On Monday, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will kick off its annual Army Emergency Relief campaign that will end May 15.
Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
On Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the National Capital Region, which includes Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Fort McNair.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Major Cybercrime Unit is warning the Army community about an increase in ransomware attacks.
John 6: Then they asked (Jesus), “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
Bldg. 17, located on the Fort McNair portion of the base, is one of the three oldest Bldgs. on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and is slated for a well-deserved renovation this year.
Over the years, I’ve heard people say Black History Month is about being divisive and it’s not needed because we all are Americans.
If Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction is right, we may have some more snowstorms ahead of us this winter.
During this past week, 11 service members had the privilege to represent the entirety of the United States military at the 55th Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.
“Historic preservation is not just the story of individual buildings,” explained Kelly Whitton, cultural resources manager for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
A new perimeter fence separating Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery provides a new level of security for the joint base along its eastern border.
The JBM-HH Consolidated Tax Center opens Feb 16.
The renovation of five historic noncommissioned officer duplexes on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., are among the projects planned for the coming year on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
On Dec. 31, the Social Security tax deferrals, active throughout the fall of 2020, ended.
I love a real fire in the fireplace with the crackling wood.
Some Marines at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will soon have what they have long asked for — new barracks for their enlisted ranks.
Pentagram Jan. 21: 2021: Joint base receives community partnership award for autonomous vehicle study
On Jan. 13, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was one of 10 installations awarded during a virtual ceremony for its support of the Army’s priorities — people, readiness and modernization.
Ecclesiastes 7:10, “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions.”
There have been changes on how Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has conducted business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Had Martin Luther King Jr., survived the assassins bullet April 4, 1968, he would have celebrated his 92nd birthday Friday.
People who have yet to download the Digital Garrison app are missing an invaluable joint base resource.
Last fall, my son and I went up into the foothills on public land to shoot some of my guns.
Arlington National Cemetery will close from Thursday through Saturday to conduct safely the removal and recovery of approximately 267,000 wreaths, which honored the nation’s heroes and their Family members this past December.
When 2020 began, many in the nation believed the November General Election would be the most pressing thing on their minds.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Not all who wander are lost?”
This year has been a tough one for many families, between the pandemic and the job market, and it would be easy for people to pay less attention to others in need than they traditionally would at the holidays.
Preparing to counter the unknown is key to military success and public safety; active shooter trainings are one aspect of readiness.
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, or National 3D Prevention Month, is an annual designation observed in December.
An assessment by the Food and Drug Administration shows the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. drug company Pfizer is around 95% effective.
The results of a command climate and culture review at Fort Hood, Texas, will lead to an Army-wide cultural change to create a safe environment free of sexual harassment and assault, senior leaders announced Tuesday.
Micah 5:2 states, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans (a) of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way business is being conducted on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
The holidays are a wonderful, fun and exciting time of the year.
I have a riddle for you. What is it that costs nothing but creates much?
National Aviation History Month is dedicated to exploring, recognizing and celebrating great contributions and achievements in the development of aviation.
Consent is not discussed as much as it deserves.
On Nov. 10, Marines celebrated the history and traditions of the Marine Corps.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is America’s Post, an installation married with a history of ceremonial tradition and innovative firsts.
On Oct. 1, all Defense Military Pay Offices were renamed the Army Military Pay Office. Offices after the military pay office mission transferred from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to the Army Financial Management Command.
The National Museum of the United States Army officially opened Wednesday at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
At Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Robert Wilkie, secretary of Veterans Affairs, Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV, the commanding general of Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, participated in a Veterans Day wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor those who have served in the U.S. military.
Celebrate America Recycles Day throughout November by reducing, reusing, recycling and then repeating the cycle year-round to conserve natural resources
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service — a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.
People who visit Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, will begin to notice construction and renovations on the base this year and in 2021.
Each year, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosts a Retiree Appreciation Day
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s master planner Matthew Fortunato said the area development planning process at JBM-HH is unique to that at other installations.
In 2020, the joint base leadership has been working on an area development plan.
As the season changes from summer to fall, the number of new COVID-19 have increased.
On Friday, Glenn Wait leaves his office in Bldg. 59 on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for the last time
A few weeks ago, I saw a young lady wearing a T-shirt with the saying, “I am Who I Am Your Approval Is Not Needed.”
On Oct. 6, the George Mason School of Nursing and the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Andrew Rader Health Clinic collaborated to host a flu clinic at the JBM-HH Community Center where 519 vaccines were provided to the community.
Each year the Army observes Energy Action Month in October. This year’s theme is “Energy Resilience.”
I was going through my books and magazines culling them to see what to get rid of.
The month of October 2020 has been declared as ‘National Energy Action Month’.
More than three years ago, the Soyuz MS-06 launched into space toward the International Space Station. NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Army Col. Mark T. Vande Hei carried aboard a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier identification badge.
I’ve worked as an Army journalist and in Army public affairs for more than 15 years.
Military members and their Families needing passports and visas will see few changes at the Fort Belvoir passport office, despite an administrative move Oct. 1.
On Sept. 18, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer
During the COVID-19, pandemic individuals have used protective measures such as wearing a facemask or maintaining distances of 6 feet or more.
Physicist Richard Feynman won a Nobel Prize in physics.
As September ends, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community should remember this month is National Preparedness Month.
A police officer found a perfect hiding place for watching for speeding motorists
On Sept. 10, 2001, almost 9,000 people went to bed and thinking the next day would just be another day
Chelsea Porterfield sang the ABCs softly as she rocked her 2 year old to sleep. In the quiet solitude of her son’s bedroom, her mind drifted and fixated on her husband’s .45 caliber pistol.
A man on vacation was strolling along outside his hotel in Acapulco, enjoying the sunny Mexican weather.
On Friday. Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will pay homage to those who lost their live during the worst terrorist act on U.S. soil.
In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a presidential memorandum was issued Aug. 8 and guidance followed from Internal Revenue Service Aug. 28, to temporarily defer Social Security — Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance tax withholdings.
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the waters below.
On Wednesday, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic celebrated the opening of its satellite Army Wellness Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Throughout history, women have been instrumental in the progression of this country.
Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them.
Wednesday was the 49th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, which was designated by Congress in 1971.
Terrorism is an enduring, persistent, worldwide threat to Army forces. Extremist ideologies and separatist movements continue to have an anti-western and anti-U.S. orientation, which threatens the nation.
Depending on which study you look at, the average American spends four to six hours a day online.
I recently was digging in boxes of “stuff” I’ve been accumulating to decide if it is worthy for further saving.
On Aug. 1, the undersecretary of defense directed that the age be changed to 21 to purchase tobacco and nicotine-related products in all military-connected retail establishments on military installations.
The U.S. Army is seeking to determine interest in establishing a Restoration Advisory Board at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on Fort Myer.
I stood on my house balcony at dusk looking at the beauty around me.
On July 24, while maintaining social distancing, Capt. Shawn Pierce, the commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, relinquished command to Capt. Sara Jane Higgins during a change of command ceremony in Spates Community Center.
Driven by a three-phase emergency response plan, the Army has contributed in every facet of the ongoing battle against COVID-19, the service’s top medical officer said July 30.
The U.S. Army and the University of Pennsylvania have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement to explore the ability of dogs to safely detect biomarkers produced by the COVID-19 virus in humans.
Arlington National Cemetery has announced its new education program developed for virtual and in-person learning.
Army Community Services celebrated its 55th anniversary Saturday.
All my Christian adult life I have seen and heard fine-sounding arguments that take aim at and set against Christianity.
The Army is considering ad-justments to its fiscal year 2022 budget request, as senior leaders look to invest in the service’s abil-ity to fight against infectious dis-eases or other chemical, biologi-cal, radiological, nuclear and ex-plosive threats.
One of my favorite radio stations I listen to while driving is called “The Blend.”
Commissaries worldwide are now selling reusable and disposable protective masks, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales announced.
Pentagram July 16, 2020: Army Corps of Engineers reports increase in adult drowning at its lake, river projects this summer
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced July 9 that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages.
Pentagram July 16, 2020: Exchange Shoppers Can Double Their Discounts during Back-to-School Tax Holidays
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military shoppers earn an A+ in savings as the 2020-21 school year kicks off.
A small-town chamber of commerce invited a man to address their annual banquet.
A few years ago, I heard a story about a young boy who grew up and left his hometown to seek a better life.
Since 2012, the Department of Defense has celebrated the LGBQT community through observances during June, which is also called Pride Month.
We know that there is only one who is able to satisfy all of our longings for justice, all of desires for meaning and purpose and is trust worthy to the end.
Army Community Service has al-ways provided services to ensure the readiness for Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees
People want and need hope in life.
While people make their way around the base, they may have noticed several new landscaping and hardscaping features.
On Tuesday, Col. James J. Tuite IV relinquished command of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) to Col. Patrick M. Roddy Jr. in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
The Memorial Chapel Little Library is all set up and loaded with resources.
I’ve played board and card games with members of my family who love to “bend” the rules and playfully cheat
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Kimberly Peeples will host a virtual ceremony of the annual Bakers Creek Memorial Observance at 8 a.m., June 14, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the air crash in Queensland, Australia — a tragedy that took the lives of 40 Army Air Corps service members during World War II.
It is no secret that COVID-19 has created challenges for us all in our daily life and work. As a result, your JBM-HH Military Retiree Council now seeks feedback from you to help us submit an informed recommendation to the JBM-HH leadership team regarding the 2020 Retiree Appreciation Day.
Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) held a longstanding tradition known as Flags-In to honor the nation’s fallen Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery May 21, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
Beginning next week, the Pentagram will become an online-only publication.
It is an unprecedented time in history as millions of Americans are stuck at home and going online has become their primary outlet to the world.
The green, cloth-covered fencing that went up around the Old Post Chapel on the Fort Myer side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in January has finally come down to reveal a beautifully refurbished parking lot and a newly installed fence and gate that separate the chapel from Arlington National Cemetery.
Although traffic to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has been a bit sparse due to the commonwealth’s shelter-in-place order, drivers may have noticed some big changes on highways and roads near the base.
Pentagram May 14, 2020: Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater reaches milestone anniversary
It has been the site of countless ceremonies honoring the nation’s veterans and fallen heroes.
Seven Old Guard Soldiers have been inducted into a very select group, having the honor of wearing the Order of Saint Maurice collar pin.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a new policy that is intended to improve the health of Americans will take effect later this summer.
It’s been almost six weeks since most of us from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall were told to pack up our computers and start working from home because of COVID-19. After a transition period and some initial misgivings, most of us are somewhat used to the drill — and we’re doing well.
Pentagram May 7, 2020: Understanding COVID-19 retention policy changes can ease separation, career worries
Soldiers who have expiration term of service dates before Sept. 30 may be eligible to extend their service due to the COVID-19 situation.
On Monday, Henderson Hall reopened the three shopping levels in the Marine Corps Exchange main store.
Since 2018, trauma survivors have been finding solace and recovery through the Women’s Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group, offered by Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic.
Following the release of reports showing increasing incidents of sexual assaults and harassment within the military, Department of Defense officials announced in 2019 that sexual harassment is a criminal offense.
With COVID-19 causing social isolation, employment and financial worries, along with health fears, one could easy turn to alcohol to escape the pressures of daily life.
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – As the world continues to react to the COVID-19 pandemic, Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), continue to conduct military funeral honors in Arlington National Cemetery, April 16.
Pentagram April 23, 2020: Sexual assault survivors have strong allies in special victims’ counsel office
The members of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Special Victims’ Counsel program would like individuals to know that in the aftershock of a sexual assault, victims have a support team they can rely on.
Pentagram April 23, 2020: Remembering the Holocaust: Virtual ceremony showcases past speakers, survivors
It’s been said if people aren’t careful in history, mankind is doomed to repeat it. The Holocaust was one of the darkest periods in history when more than 6 million lives were lost.
Pentagram April 16, 2020: The Bugle Sounds, Small team comes together to produce special Easter service
A cool night’s breeze moved gently through historic Tanner Amphitheater Easter morning on Arlington National Cemetery
As the sun rose, a familiar sound echoed across the rolling hills of Arlington National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” bugler performed the church call, a long-held Easter sunrise tradition.
Sgt. 1st Class Neary Ung serves as a 42A40, the human resources noncommissioned officer in charge for joint activities at Headquarters Battalion on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall held its first virtual COVID-19 town hall April 2 hosted by JBM-HH Commander Col. Kimberly Peeples.
COVID-19 safety requirements may have halted live concerts at Brucker Hall, home of The U.S. Army Band on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, but TUSAB has found a new way to entertain music lovers around the Military District of Washington, and beyond.
The potential for contracting the virus known as COVID-19, and its accompanying Health Protection Condition measures has forced the Department of Defense to enact increasing levels of protective measures for those in and out of uniform.
In a time of social distancing, a long-held tradition will continue at Arlington National Cemetery April 12. While the cemetery will not physically open to the public for the ceremony, a virtual experience will be offered for all, as long as conditions allow.
Arvester Brooks, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commissary officer said that while the COVID-19 situation has affected store operations, his staff is working hard to ensure shoppers are safe and able to get the items they need.
Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Majeski assumed the role of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s senior enlisted leader Tuesday during a live stream ceremony at Brucker Hall.
Protecting the Defense Department’s people, maintaining military readiness and supporting the whole-of-government interagency response are DOD’s top three priorities amid the coronavirus pandemic, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.
On March 16, Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the commander of Northern Command, activated the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region as a joint task force to provide the resources and authorities the force will need for the current COVID-19 health crisis.
Ever since late January when the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar declared a public health emergency in the United States, major commands throughout the Army and the military in general have been planning ways to protect their respective populations responsibly, while continuing the mission.
Times are stressful for many people. The COVID-19 virus leads every news announcement and decisions that can affect people’s daily lives are being made in the workplace.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Fire Department has a new Army Pumper — a 2020 Pierce Saber, which is one of 37 pumpers the Army ordered through the efforts of its Tank Automotive Command and the assistant chief of staff for Installation Management Command.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Gospel Service hosted a final Black History Month celebration Saturday in Memorial Chapel to close out a month full of special events, which highlighted the contributions and sacrifices made by African Americans to benefit the nation.
On Tuesday, the ribbon was cut on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s renovated USO Honor Guard Lounge.
Last year, a member of the Army National Guard appeared at a campaign event in uniform and publicly told a political candidate of their hope that he would win the election.
On Saturday, The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” performed at the Rachel M. Schlesigner Concert Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, in a concert that featured the world premiere of a composition commissioned by a fellow military band member, who conducted the full band in the performance.
When Army senior leaders approved the new strenuous fitness test, it was designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.
Pentagram Feb. 27, 2020: Progress made in trans-state professional license agreements for military spouses
The Defense Department — working with state governments — is making it easier for military spouses’ professional licenses to be accepted in their new state when service members are transferred, a DOD official said.
TikTok is a popular short video application, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, that poses a potential national security risk through its ability to collect personal information from a user’s mobile device.
It has come to the attention of the Department of Defense that some direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are encouraging DOD personnel to purchase genetic ancestry and health information through the offering of military discounts or other incentives.
See something, say something has become a recognizable phrase that’s often uttered by those who work for the Department of Defense.
The anticipated opening date for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center is Feb. 3, subject to change.
The Department of Defense is expanding commissary, military exchange and morale, welfare, and recreation retail privileges on U.S. military installations as specified in the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018, included in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019.
Pentagram Nov. 21, 2019: Piscataway Nation performers celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month
Eagle feathers and ornately beaded dresses were the order of the day as the Piscataway Indian Nation singers and dancers performed for attendees of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s National American Indian Heritage Month Observance held at the Community Center Nov. 13.
More than 40 students can now be called ‘graduates’ after a joint services graduation and recognition ceremony on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Nov. 14.
Army Community Service has served Soldiers since 1965, providing an array of Family support services.
Pentagram Nov. 14, 2019: Commandant, sergeant major of Marine Corps kickoff birthday, celebrate 244 years of tradition
On Nov. 5, the Marine Corps began its week long festivities, which lead up to the celebration of its 244th birthday.
Pentagram Nov. 14, 2019: Service members give back by reading, helping with community service projects
On Friday, service members participated in Barcroft Day of Service.
On Sunday, the United States Marine Corps celebrated its 244th birthday with the annual birthday lunch and cake cutting ceremony.
As the season changes from fall to winter, a few things are destined to happen each year.
One of the most subtle struggles that we have in the Christian life is knowing when to say no.
Celebrate America Recycles Day throughout November by reducing, reusing, recycling and then repeating the cycle year-round.
On Friday and Saturday Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall was host to pre-Halloween festivities.
Pentagram Oct. 31, 2019: Health officials, researchers unsure about long-term effects of e-cigarette products
For decades, health campaigns have showed the negative effects of smoking cigarettes, but when e-cigarettes were manufactured, some individuals started believing this was the way to a healthier smoking lifestyle — especially, toward quitting smoking.
As October ends, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month concludes, it’s important for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community to be aware that domestic violence is one of the hardest things a person can go through, according to regain.us.
Pentagram Oct. 24, 2019: Battalion staff ride teaches Soldiers benefits of learning about past battles
The late Harvard professor of philosophy George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Pentagram Oct. 24, 2019: BOSS holds luncheon to show appreciation to service members, civilian workforce
The Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and Single Marine Program worked together to provide a luncheon to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall service members and civilians in appreciation for their hard work and dedication each day Friday in the JBM-HH Community Center.
At this time, vaccines are available for those most susceptible to the flu, pediatrics (36 months and under) and seniors (over 65).
A small crowd gathered at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Dining Facility Oct. 10, to celebrate the beginning of the Combined Federal Campaign donation season.
On Friday, the Marines of Henderson Hall participated in the fourth annual Domestic Violence Prevention Month flag football game hosted by Marine and Family Programs.
The joint relationship between the Army and Marine Corps was celebrated outside the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Dining Facility for the 10th anniversary of merging fort Myer and Henderson Hall into joint base Tuesday.
On Sept. 24, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Family Advocacy Program hosted training for leaders in victim advocacy and social work to discuss domestic violence, trauma and grief to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
On Friday, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day in the JBM-HH Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pentagram Sept. 26, 2019: US Army Blues concert celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Gold Star Families
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Brucker Hall was full of Cuban, Venezuelan, jazz and other styles of music as guest artist César Orozco and others performed with the United States Army Blues during a Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Sunday.
When disaster strikes, most individuals or their families are not prepared. And not being prepared can possibly create problems.
Pentagram Sept. 26, 2019: Domestic violence found in military, civilian homes; men, women victimized
. October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month, which is a national focus on the problem.
Wednesday, JBM-HH firefighters hosted youth from the International Burn Camp, an annual weeklong event that brings together campers from burn camps across the United States and Canada.
For years, tight budgets restricted facilities’ maintenance. From leaking ceilings to a broken lock, almost every office has some infrastructure problem it would like to solve immediately. The reality, however, is that resources are limited and some projects will have to wait.
Fifty-two elderly veterans and volunteers from Middle, Tennessee, formed a group they call “Guardians.”
Local heroes and first responders were the focus of this year’s flag unfurling at the Pentagon Wednesday.
The 18th annual First Responders Cup was held at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia, where Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Commander Col. Kimberly Peeples made remarks and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Harris threw out the first pitch for the tournament, Saturday.
The tolling of the bells rang outside of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s firehouse as an announcement was heard to have a moment of silence to honor the fallen.
In his first trip as the Army’s chief of staff, Gen. James McConville touted the work of National Guard Soldiers, adding the Army plans to take advantage of the skill-sets many citizen Soldiers possess.
Individuals and different units on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall participated in the Women’s Equality Day 5k Run Aug. 29.
At Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, constant maintenance is required to keep the balance between day-to-day base support requirements of installation facilities and services, while preserving the historical buildings on some of the nation’s oldest active military bases.
Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019 was at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall the weekend of Aug.16 to spend time with United Service Organizations and perform at the 1812 Overture concert.
The Army Management Staff College has announced that Civilian Education System courses are open for FY20 enrollment.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Family Life Program hosted a training on how a connection with self while single builds for stronger future relationships at The Gift of Singleness at Autobahn in Manassas, Virginia, Aug. 8.
Andrew Rader Health Clinic held the inaugural readiness summit in the commander’s conference room Aug. 2.
Gen. James McConville smiled as he reminisced when he was chosen to lead the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), before he became its longest-serving commander.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Arcelio Alleyne, the financial readiness program manager with Army Community Service, counseled a Soldier and a civilian on eliminating a combined debt of more than $50,000 in June and July.
This year’s final Twilight Tattoo was held at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 31. The Tattoo was hosted by 54th Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite.
The Fort Myer Army Education Center hosted a military career and education expo at the Myer Fitness Center to provide information on higher learning and transitioning from military to civilian life August 1.
Pentagram July 18: US Army Futures Command holds expo on JBM-HH Showcases what battlefield will look like using technology
Elements of U.S. Army Futures Command and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology were on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tuesday and showcased new technology that transforms the future of fighting on the battlefield for the Army.
On July 11 the 12-inch water main break along the fence line between Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery was secured by the Directorate of Public Works.
JBM-HH’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate hosted the Color Run that included 155 participants. Richard Pulignani was the orchestrator of the event and he said it was meant to allow everyone to have fun.
Monday morning’s severe rain fall flooded a portion of the Henderson Hall Marine Corps side of the base.
Olli, a level-four autonomous vehicle, was the main attraction Tuesday at a demonstration on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall when several state organizations were interested in learning more about the pair of autonomous vehicles.
A mechanized monument to men and women of the military who lost their lives protecting the United States of America visited the Fort Myer Post Exchange July 2.
On Wednesday, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall will formally welcome Olli — a level-four autonomous vehicle, to the joint base.
Almost 20 students were adorned in cap and gown at the 9 a.m. Strong Beginnings graduation ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Cody Child Development Center Friday.
The Headquarters Company United States Army guidon was passed to a new leader on Summerall Field Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Friday.
Jones becomes MDW/JFHQ-NCR commander
New JBM-HH SARC talks calling for sexual assault, victim advocacy
Spc. Sean Dermody, a 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and current member of the United States Army Drill Team, used quick thinking and some first aid training at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Fairfax County’s Richmond Highway May 14.
Iftar — in Arabic means “break fast”— the evening meal in which those of Islamic faith end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.
The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center’s closing ceremony was held May 1, and the numbers show how much preparers helped customers this year.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Deputy Commander Marine Lt. Col. Mark Paolicelli and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Harris presided over the joint base awards recognition ceremony held April 24 at Spates Hall.
Headquarters and Service Battalion Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall has a new senior enlisted advisor and team member. Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph Griffin was welcomed as the new H & S Bn. sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony at Henderson Hall’s Joe Rosenthal Theatre April 18.
Could one imagine accidentally falling off the roof, and having a back injury? The physician prescribes strong prescription painkillers to alleviate the pain in the following weeks. As weeks turn into months, the painkillers really assist with alleviating pain, but the physician stops prescribing it. If that is not the case, it is now difficult to afford it. Where could one go to assist with this back pain? Perhaps they heard that John Doe down the street could provide percocets for an affordable price. When health is an issue and money is too, where can one go to alleviate the pain?
Early Sunday, Arlington National Cemetery visitors received a special wake-up call. Attendees of the 6 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service were welcomed with clear skies, a light spring breeze and a message titled “The Best Part of Waking up.”
Sherwood “Woody” D. Goldberg was the guest speaker at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Days of Remembrance Tuesday at Spates Community Center.
Invented in New Orleans, jazz is an authentic, made-in-the-USA product. Since the musical genre was developed, nurtured and perfected in America, it is fitting that “Pershing’s Own” has its own jazz ensembles entitled The U.S. Army Blues and Swamp Romp.
Pentagram April 18, 2019: Collaboration efforts in Arlington community may decrease numbers in opioid crisis
Instead of opioids becoming harmless, doctors began to increase these medications, which led to widespread misuse of prescription and nonprescription drugs before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive, according to HHS. In 2017, HHS declared a public emergency and announced a five-point strategy to combat the opioid crisis.