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mccsHH April 2014


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April 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON...

mccsHH Issue #3 April 2014 This newsletter is published by Marine Corps Community Services Henderson Hall, Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall, P.O. Box 4009, Arlington, Virginia, 22204-0009, for Marines, other service members, retirees, and their family members in the National Capital Region and beyond. Please visit us at www.mccsHH.com. The appearance of advertising and sponsors’ logos does not constitute federal or Marine Corps endorsement. Contact Information ombmarketingHH@usmc-mccs.org @mccsHH mccsHH  Editor Doriann Geller Graphic Artist/Webmaster J. Felix Gonzalez Graphic Artist Barbara J. Mitchell Advertising Sales Brian J. Meers 571-483-1956 Rates: www.mccsHH.com/Support.html Find this publication and other MCCS Henderson Hall documents at

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Marissa Johnson MCCS Henderson Hall has welcomed a new Single Marine Program coordinator, Marissa Johnson, coming to us from our sister service’s Single Sailor (Liberty) Program. Prior to coming to the work for the Marines at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Marissa worked at three Naval installations: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i), Naval Mine & Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (Point Loma, San Diego, California) and Naval Station Great Lakes (Great Lakes, Illinois). Marissa hails from Roseville, California, a small suburban city in Northern California. She says that she loves traveling and being active, specifically running and horseback riding. She’s an “avid sports fan across the board,” she says, but particularly likes baseball and hockey. “To create a friendly atmosphere within the SMP Lounge and SMP program, where there is always something fun for everyone,” is Marissa’s goal as SMP manager. She has hit the ground running, conducting Super Bowl and UFC parties in February, holding a Mardi Gras cookout and an Italian food dinner and movie in March, and taking trips to the National Museum of the Marine Corps as well. She has a robust calendar of activities for April planned. Marissa is eager to have input from Marines as well. She is open to suggestions for adventurous trips and volunteer opportunities, and she hopes the lounge will be a place to hang out with friends playing video games or watching movies during the week, too. She envisions that “SMP will be the place to go.” As SMP manager, Marissa has responsibilities to program activities and to be involved in the lounge and on off base trips. She keeps busy both at her administrative area in Bldg. 29 (cover shot) and at her SMP Lounge office (above). “At the end of the day,” she says, “I’m happy to be serving our Marines and will work hard to provide them with the awesome trips and activities that they want and deserve!”


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APRIL – SEPTEMBER 2014 Join your friends and colleagues on the greens! Golf With Us and we provide a round of golf, fees, cart, and a delicious barbecue lunch, all for one AMAZING price. Visit www.mccsHH.com/SemperFit.html for the link to register and pay. Call 703-697-2706 for more information.

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April 18, 8:30 AM May 16, 8:30 AM June 13, 8:30 AM July 18, 8:30 AM August 22, 8:30 AM September 19, 8:30 AM

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Spring Education & Career Fair, 10 AM – 1 PM Welcome Aboard Orientation, 8 – 10:30 AM Three Point Shootout, 12:30 PM 18 Golf With Us at MCB Quantico, 8:30 AM 22 Earth Day, Barcroft Elementary School, 9:30 AM 25 Bench Press Competition, 5:30 PM 26 Children’s Fair, 11 AM – 2 PM

Spring Wine Festival, 11 AM – 3 PM Welcome Aboard Orientation, 8 – 10:30 AM 16 Golf With Us at Meadows Farms, 8:30 AM 16 Marine Spouse Appreciation event, 7 – 9:30 PM 17 American Summer BBQ Expo, 10 AM – 2 PM 21 Iwo Jima 7K Race, 6:35 AM 22 Pre-Memorial Day Battalion Picnic, 11 AM

Welcome Aboard Orientation, 8 AM 13 Golf With Us at The Gauntlet, 8:30 AM 13 Flag & Field Day, Barcroft Elementary School 9:15 AM 25 Chesty’s 5K Race, 6:35 AM

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7th annual

to celebrate the month of the military child

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 11 AM – 2 PM

cpl terry l. smith gym joint base myer-henderson hall Family Friendly Menu cash only there are two atms available at the Marine Corps Exchange

Cotton Candy provided by

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Activities DJ Giveaways

Toddler Climbing Area

Face Painting Moon Bounces Door Prizes Treasure Hunt

Join us for loads of fun! Long Branch Nature Center Sponsored by: www.mccsHH.com 703-614-7332 no federal or marine corps endorsement implied

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SPRING 2014

EDUCATION AND C A R E E R FA I R GRAB HOLD OF YOUR FUTURE!

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 10 AM – 1 PM

Meet with local, national, and international educators and employers looking to connect with you!

Cpl Terry L. Smith Gym Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 703-614-6828 www.mccsHH.com/EducationCareerFairSpring2014.html

Free Breakfast and Lunch Refreshments courtesy of our Sponsors!

Career experts on-site will provide FREE résumé review

No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied

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Marine & Family Programs April 2014 Education and Career Services 703-614-9104 www.mccsHH.com/Learning.html 2, 3: Office Closed due to the Education & Career Fair 9: Pentagon Outreach 9 AM – 3 PM, Corridors 1 & 2, 2d Deck, Inner Ring. 16: SAT 8 AM – 12:30 PM, Location TBA. 23: TABE 8:30 – 11 AM, Location TBA. 30: ACT 8 AM – Noon, Location TBA. Mondays: DLAB 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Location TBA. Tuesdays: DLPT 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Location TBA Wednesdays: DSST and CLEP 9 – 11 AM & 1 – 3 PM, Location TBA. Prospective test takers must register in advance by calling 703-486-8666 Wednesdays: College 101/Tuition Assistance Brief 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Location TBA Thursdays: AFCT (Except April 3) 8:30 – 11:30 AM, Location TBA

Marine Corps Family Team Bldg. 703-693-4840 703-693-1253 • 703-693-8906 • 703-693-1457 www.mccsHH.com/MCFTB.html MCFTBHH 1: Volunteer Orientation 10 – 11 AM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 100, 703-693-1253 15: L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses 9 AM – 4 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 100, 703-693-1457 16: Real Colors® 8 AM – Noon, Bldg. 29, Rm. 100, 703-693-1457 22: Facebook Live Chat Noon – 1 PM, See our Facebook page for details. 25: Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 9 AM – 4 PM, Bldg. 29, Chapel, 703-693-1457

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Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) ... is designed to orient and guide command team members in their roles, responsibilities, and operating components of their family readiness program. The training includes: Family Readiness Officer Training, Command Team Advisor and Family Readiness Assistant Training, and eMarine Training. Family Readiness Program Trainer 703-693-1253.

Career Resource Management Center 703–614–6828 www.mccsHH.com/CRMC.html 1: Evaluating and Negotiating Employee Benefits 9 – 11 AM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103 3: Education & Career Fair 10 AM – 1 PM, Cpl Terry L. Smith gym 3: Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process 1 – 3 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103 7 – 11: TRS (Transition Readiness Seminar) Employment Pathway for Separatees 8 AM – 4 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 104 9: DTAP 1 – 3 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103 10, 24: VA Claims Assistance 7:30 AM – 2 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103. Appointments only; please call 703-614-6828 to schedule. 10, 24: Capstone Screening 9 AM – 3 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 201. Appointments only; please call 703-614-6828 to schedule. 14 – 15: Accessing Higher Education Pathway (Supplement for Separatees TRS) 8:30 AM – 3 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103 16: Résumé Writing 101: Private Sector Résumé Writing Tips and Marketable Formats 9 – 11 AM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103 28 – May 2: Senior Leadership TRS 8 AM – 4 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 104 30: Adecco’s Military Spouse Career Connections Intake 10 AM – 2 PM, Bldg. 29, Rm. 103

Plan Now to Attend!

SPRING 2014 EDUCATION & CAREER FAIR April 3, 2014

Information & Referral Program 703–614–7202 www.mccsHH.com/Information.html Relocation Assistance Program 703–614–7202 www.mccsHH.com/RAP.html 8: Welcome Aboard Brief 8 – 10:30 AM, Marine Club A free walking tour of the Henderson Hall portion of JBMHH follows the brief, and, after a break for lunch, there is a bus tour of the local area, including downtown Washington, D.C., starting at 12:30 PM. 24: PCS Class 1 – 3 PM, Bldg. 12, Conference Room


Marine & Family Programs April 2014 Children, Youth, and Teen Program 703–614–7332 www.mccsHH.com/CYTP.html

CYTP UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS CHILDREN, YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS

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Please contact CYTP for subsidized child care eligibility & rates for children placed in Off-base Family Child Care homes.

Current Openings: Infants: Alexandria (2), Arlington (1), Falls Church (1), Lorton (3), Springfield (4); Toddlers/Pre-schoolers: Alexandria (2), Falls Church (1) Lorton (2), Springfield (8)

Behavioral Health Program 703-614-7204 www.mccsHH.com/Counseling.html Family Advocacy Program/Victim Services 703-614-7204 www.mccsHH.com/FAP.html

1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Men’s Domestic Violence Intervention Group (STOP) 9 – 11 AM, 26 week program. Bldg. 12, Conference Room

2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Anger Management 9 – 11 AM, 8 week session. Bldg. 12, Conference Room Call for details about the Parent Child Interaction Therapy Registration required for all classes/workshops 24 Hour Victim Advocate HOTLINE: 703-693-6611

New Parent Support Program 703-614-7204 www.mccsHH.com/NPSP.html 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Little Patriots Play Group 10 – 11 AM, USO, Indian Head, MD NPSP Play Group refreshments sponsored by 14: 1-2-3 Magic™ 1 – 3 PM, Bldg. 12, Conference Room 25: Baby Boot Camp 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Bldg. 12, Conference Room Baby Boot Camp free lunch is sponsored by

School Liaison 703-693-8378 www.mccsHH.com/Liaison.html

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22: Earth Day with Barcroft Elementary School 9:30 AM – 1 PM, Henderson Hall Marine Landing (next to the Marine Club) The School Liaison is available to provide information and resources for K-12 school aged children.

7th annual

Children’s fair

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 • 11 AM – 2 PM cpl terry l. smith gym joint base myer-henderson hall

treasure hunt • activities • games • moon bounces • face painting door prizes • giveaways • family friendly lunch for sale Exceptional Family Member Program 703-693-5353 www.mccsHH.com/EFMP.html

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17: Positive Change of Schools 11 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 12, Conference Room. Register by April 16. Free lunch refreshments provided by 21: Positive Change of Schools 11 AM – 1 PM, Marine Barracks Washington, Post 5, Room 146, Washington DC. Register by April 20. 24: Respite Care Program Orientation Noon – 1 PM, Bldg. 12, Conference Room. Register by April 23. Programs consist of one hour workshop plus a one hour family networking and support group.

Personal Financial Management Program 703–614–6950 www.mccsHH.com/Finance.html

Call to coordinate an individual class tailored to your questions on any subject at any time to fit your schedule.

3: Basic Budgets: Income, Expenses & Spending Plans 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 4: Credit Management 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 11: Consumer Awareness 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 16: Strategies for Car Buying 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 17: Home Buying & Mortgages 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 18: Investing: Basics of Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, TSP & Time Value of Money 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 21 – 25: Command Financial Specialist Course (5 days) 7:30 AM – 4 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 103 29: Investing: Focus on Mutual Funds 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204 30: Planning for Retirement From Active Duty — Then For Good 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bldg. 29 Rm. 204

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April is

Prevent Child Abuse — Make

NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

“It Only Takes A Minute”

It only takes a minute to reach out to a parent in need, and your helping hand could help a child at risk. Child safety and well-being is everyone’s responsibility.

It is your business.

Please check our website for Classes, Activities, and Resources:

www.mccsHH.com/Prevention.html If you see or suspect child abuse or neglect, call the Henderson Hall Family Advocacy Program at 703-614-7204. Or call the DoD Child Abuse and Safety Hotline at 877-790-1197.

The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is “Making Meaningful Connections.” When we make meaningful connections with the children, youth, and families in our communities, we can help parents build the knowledge and skills and access the resources necessary to raise happy and healthy children. Everyone can play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. This section provides information on getting involved to strengthen your community and the families in your community. Get involved to strengthen your community! Baby steps •Meet and greet your neighbors •Go to a parents meeting at your child’s school •Participate in an activity at your local library or community center Small steps •Set up a playgroup in your community at homes or local park (consider inviting people who may not have children at home, like local seniors)

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APRIL 2014

Please register for events with SMP Coordinator in person or by email at: johnsonm2@usmc-mccs.org SMP Monthly Meeting April 1 • 1500–1600 • Bldg. 29, Battalion Conference Room Open to any Single Marine who wants to attend. Provide the council with recreation ideas or voice any quality of life issues that need to be addressed.

VOLUNTEER: Cherry Blossom Festival

April 5 • 1100–2030 • Register by April 2 SMP is partnering with BOSS to sell concessions at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Volunteer for a shift and then enjoy the festival afterwards!

Three Point Shootout at Cpl Terry L. Smith Gym

April 11 • 1230 • Register by April 8 at www.mccsHH.com/SmithGym.html Represent SMP in the shootout and show us what you’ve got!

Paintball Trip

April 12 • 0930–1700 • Register by April 10 $35 trip fee includes transportation to Pev’s Paintball Field, admission, gear rental and 500 paintballs

Indoor Rock Climbing at Vertical Rock

April 19 • 1030–1430 • Register by April 14 $35 trip fee includes transportation, gear rental, and two hours of rock climbing

Egg Hunt!

April 20 • All Day at the SMP Lounge It’s a good old fashioned egg hunt with a twist! Whether you find the hidden eggs with prizes or just a tasty treat, its win-win for you!

VOLUNTEER: Earth Day with Barcroft Elementary students April 22 • 0900–1145 • Register by April 18 Join us as we partner with Barcroft Elementary to celebrate Earth Day!

Bench Press Competition at Cpl Terry L. Smith Gym

April 25 • 1730 • Register by April 22 at www.mccsHH.com/SmithGym.html Think you’ve got what it takes? Sign up today!

Atlantic City Day Trip — FREE

April 26 • Depart at 0630, Depart Atlantic City at 0000 • Register by April 23 Spend a day at America’s Favorite Playground! All activities and meals are at your own expense. Must be at least 21 years old to visit the casinos.

All trips, unless otherwise stated, leave from SMP Lounge, Bldg 416C, 1st Deck. Trips must be paid for at the time of registration. Single Marine Program Coordinator • 703-696-0033 • johnsonm2@usmc-mccs.org • Bldg. 416C, 1st Deck

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