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.