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MCCS HENDERSON HALL Serving Headquarters & Service Battalion Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia 22214

Quick Reference Guide Administrative Offices Bldg. 29 Rm. 305 703-979-8420 ext. 323 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. American Clipper Barber Shop Bldg. 31 703-271-8177 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Behavioral Health Bldg. 12 703-614-7204 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Car Wash 24/7 Career Resource Management Center Bldg. 21 703-614-6828 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cpl Terry L. Smith Gym Bldg. 27 703-614-7214 Monday – Friday: 4 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Education & Career Services Bldg. 29 703-614-9104 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Java Café Bldg. 26, 1st Floor 571-463-1962 Monday –Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Current temporary hours are until 2 p.m. daily. Marine and Family Programs Bldg. 12 703-614-7200 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Marine Corps Exchange Bldg. 26 703-979-8420 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Marine Corps Family Team Building Bldg. 29 703-693-4840 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Marine Mart at Marine Barracks Washington Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. NEX Uniform Center Bldg. 26, 3rd Floor Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Gear Issue Bldg. 27 Smith Gym 703-693-4731 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Semper Fit Administration Bldg. 29, Rm. 305 703-695-1591 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Single Marine Program Bldg. 416 703-693-0066 The Vineyard Wine & Spirits Bldg. 31 703-979-8420 ext. 105 Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Zembiec Pool Bldg. 11 703-693-7351 Please call for seasonal hours of operation.

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MCCS HENDERSON HALL Serving Headquarters & Service Battalion Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia 22214

Table of Contents

Henderson Hall............................................................. 5 Headquarters & Service Battalion.................................. 7 MCCS.......................................................................... 8 Support......................................................................... 8 Marine & Family Programs........................................... 9 Map and Addresses.......................................................12 Food & Hospitality......................................................17 Semper Fit...................................................................17 MCCS Named Facilities...............................................20 2017 Events..................................................................22

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Business Operations.....................................................15


Shop our Extraordinary

Marine Corps Exchange

on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Upscale or quality on a budget — we’ve got it! Electronics, gourmet food, luggage, children’s clothing and accessories, health and beauty — three floors of brand name clothing and shoes, housewares, cosmetics, firearms, and fine jewelry.

Henderson Hall

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The Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is located in Arlington, Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital. We are on Southgate Road, situated on the southern border of Arlington National Cemetery. The Pentagon is less than a mile away.   Built on land acquired through deeds and other actions between 1943 and 1952, Henderson Hall officially became U.S. government property on February 15, 1954, when the governor of Virginia executed a Deed of Cession of Political Jurisdiction.   With the move of Headquarters Marine Corps to the Navy Annex in November 1941 and Marine Corps expansion following the outbreak of World War II, a Headquarters and Service Company was organized at Henderson Hall on March 1, 1942.   With the addition of the Women Marine Company, units were consolidated under Headquarters Battalion on April 1, 1943, which led to the establishment of Henderson Hall in September 1943, primarily to billet the 2,568 Women Marines serving in the Washington D.C. area. During August 1946, a substantial number of Women Marines were released from active duty, making Henderson Hall barracks available for billeting male Marines.   In 1950, the Korean War was heating up. Headquarters Battalion numbers swelled once again. Henderson Hall was a 23-acre city in miniature, with a chapel, post office, gas station, exchange, bowling alley, MARS radio station, firing range, sports fields, supply depot, three clubs, a hobby shop, a gym, and a swimming pool. The workweek was five-and-a-half days, with all enlisted companies carrying out a Saturday morning school and drill schedule.   On February 16, 1955, then Commandant General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. received the bell from the Navy transport ship USS Henderson, named for the 5th Commandant of the Marine Corps. The bell rests outside the Headquarters Building, beside “the” flagpole of the Marine Corps.  Henderson Hall owes its name to Col (Brevet Brigadier General) Archibald Henderson, first commandant of the Marine Corps. Born on January 21, 1783, in Colchester, Virginia, he was appointed a second lieutenant 5

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in the Marine Corps June 4, 1806, promoted to first lieutenant March 6, 1807, to captain April 1, 1811, and appointed major, by brevet, in 1814.   As a captain during the War of 1812, Henderson participated in the engagements with the British warships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on April 20, 1815. He received a silver medal and was included in the thanks of Congress to the officers and men of the USS Constitution for gallant service. He was later presented with a jeweled sword by the Commonwealth of Virginia.   On October 17, 1820, at the age of 37, LtCol Henderson was appointed Commandant of the Marine Corps. He served in the position for more than 38 years—the longest of any officer to hold that position. During the 1836-37 war with the Seminole and Creek Indians in Georgia and Florida, in which the Marine Corps took an active part, Col Henderson, as commandant, went in person into the field with his command, sharing in the dangers and exposures of that campaign.   For his services in checking Indian hostilities, he was advanced to the brevet rank of brigadier general. During the Mexican War, which was preceded by much military activity on the part of the Marine Corps during the years 1845-46 on the West Coast, Henderson administered the affairs of the Marine Corps. The success attained by the Corps during the war, including its expansion and development from a small fighting force into a well recognized and very formidable arm of the nation’s military forces, was due in no small measure to the leadership and ability of its commandant. In 1857,  Marines were ordered at the request of the mayor of Washington, D.C., to suppress an armed mob of “hired roughs and bullies” who had been imported from Baltimore to take possession of the election booths. During the riot, when a cannon was put into position by a large crowd who threatened the Marines, Henderson deliberately placed his body against the muzzle, thereby preventing it from being aimed at the Marines, just at the moment when it was about to be discharged. LtCol Henderson passed away quietly on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 1859. His remains were interred in the Congressional Cemetery in southeast Washington, D.C. The Navy transport, the USS Henderson, was named in his memory.   In October 2009, Henderson Hall, in compliance with the Base Realignment and Consolidation (BRAC) mandate, became part of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The Headquarters & Service Battalion remains in a direct reporting chain to Headquarters Marine Corps.


Headquarters & Service Battalion

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MCCS serves the Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall. The battalion provides administrative, operational, logistic, and quality of life services in support of over 2,000 Marines and civilians of Headquarters Marine Corps. Additionally, the battalion serves to support retired service members and family members who live in the National Capital Region.  Some 450 Marines and civilians work “inside the wire” of the base, with the remainder assigned to the Pentagon, the Navy Yard, Fort Meade (Maryland), and other locations surrounding Washington, D.C. Personnel assigned to Henderson Hall work proudly to continue the spirit of Archibald Henderson, whose 39-year commandancy first gave the Marine Corps its renowned national and international reputation.


MCCS Henderson Hall

Serving Headquarters & Service Battalion Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall Marine Corps Community Services invites you to see what we offer. Our reach at Henderson Hall and throughout the National Capital Region is comprehensive and touches Marines’ lives and those of their families. For an overview of our services and programs, please read ahead and visit our website, for more detailed information. You may also find us on Facebook/mccsHH and Twitter @mccsHH.

Support Division

Support to our community and to our organization includes administration, human resources, finance, operations, contracting, and marketing. The MCCS administrative offices are open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 703-979-8420 ext. 323. Want to do business with us? Call 703-693-5351 to be directed to our sales offices.

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Human Resources Branch MCCS Henderson Hall provides support services to Marines, other service members, and their families. Our success is directly related to our greatest resource: our employees. Looking to work with us? Positions may be available in retail sales, food service, family programs, administrative support, and recreation. Please visit our recruitment page to see positions open here and throughout MCCS at


MCCS offers regular non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees a complete benefits package including medical, dental, life, retirement, 401(k) with employer match, a 24/7 employee assistance program, long term care insurance, a flexible spending account, free use of the gym and pool, a Civilian Employee Wellness Program, and credit union membership. The package also offers a choice of a public transportation subsidy or free on-site parking. For Human Resources, please call 703-979-8420 ext. 306 or 307.

Marketing Branch  The Marketing Branch is located beside the Marine Corps Exchange, Bldg. 26A, near the Java Café. The branch serves as the communication portal through which MCCS programs and activities are publicized in print, electronic, and social media and on our

comprehensive website, The branch includes a graphics department and a commercial sponsorship and advertising department. We also administer the online Interactive Customer Evaluation program. “Like” mccsHH on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @mccsHH. Please call 571-4831956 to advertise in our media or sponsor our programs.

Marine & Family Programs

Marine & Family Programs is dedicated to helping Marines and their family members in the National Capital Area with information, workshops, counseling and other quality of life programs. Services are offered on-site at Joint Base MyerHenderson Hall, the Pentagon, and at other Marine commands and units located throughout the National Capital Area (NCA) to better serve Marines and their family members stationed at those locations. Marine & Family Programs offices are open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 703-614-7200/1 or visit us on the web at

Behavioral Health Branch

Community Counseling Center, Family Advocacy, Prevention & Education, Intervention & Treatment Programs   The National Capital

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Area is fast-paced with a high cost of living. As a result, Marines and their families may experience stress related to new working environments, neighborhoods, schools, or post-deployment impact on relationships and family communication. Licensed mental health professionals are available to assist families, couples, and individuals with the stress associated with adjusting to their new environment. Relationship and interpersonal problems and other nonmedical concerns are addressed in short-term individual, marital, and family counseling; prevention and education workshops, including stress management, anger management, and couples communication. The program also includes crisis intervention, domestic abuse and child abuse intervention, victim advocacy, information on transitional compensation for victims of domestic violence, command briefings, and treatment groups to address issues related to spouse and child maltreatment. For additional information, please call 703-614-7204. Victim Advocate services are available 24/7 via the Domestic Violence Hotline at 703-693-6611.


New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a resource for parents with children up to five years old. Staff members are licensed mental health professionals who provide Home Visitation services, Nurturing Parenting and other parent education classes and developmental screenings for Marines and their families. Baby Boot Camp, a hands-on, oneday class for expectant parents in their third trimester, is offered monthly. “1-23 Magic,” a discipline program for parents of children 2 to 12, and a four-hour Cooperative Parenting workshop for separating and divorcing parents are offered regularly. For additional information, please call 703-614-7204.

Substance Abuse Combat Center   The Substance Abuse Combat Center

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(SACC) stresses the prevention of substance abuse/misuse. Operating on the premise that prevention is the key, SACC facilitates consistent adherence to the Commandant of the Marine Corps policy guidance, which states that because substance abuse/misuse undermines Marines’ performance and is contrary to the Marine Corps mission, it will not be tolerated. SACC seeks to facilitate a positive command climate along with promotion of unit activities that are conducive to a reduction in substance abuse and/or misuse related incidents. Key elements in this effort include edgy, multi-faceted prevention oriented training leading to timely intervention, referral and treatment. These efforts are supported by appropriate command-directed discipline, followed, ultimately, by restoration to full duty or separation from the service as appropriate. SACC provides prevention training, classes, SACO/UPC training and outreach, and such direct services as screenings, assessments, referrals, outpatient treatment, and aftercare. For additional information, please contact your unit SACO or call the SACC at 703614-8962.


Family Care & Readiness Branch Exceptional Family Member Program   The Exceptional Family

Member Program (EFMP) offers assistance to military family members with long-term health issues or special education needs before, during, and after relocation. The EFMP staff provides information on medical and educational resources, DoD EFMP enrollment, advocacy, local workshops, and support groups. The EFMP Respite Care Reimbursement Program provides subsidized respite care for eligible EFMP families (Level of Need 3 and 4). For additional information, please call 703-693-6368/5353/7195.

Marine Corps Family Team Building Marine Corps Family Team

Building (MCFTB) supports four family readiness programs: Family Readiness Training which supports the Unit Personal and Family Readiness Programs; Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) workshops for spouses, children, Marines and extended family members; LifeSkills which includes workshops on Family Care Plans, leadership, communication, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families and 7-Habits Foundations; Deployment Support Programs/Return and Reunion briefs. For additional information, please call 703-693-4840.

School Liaison Program  The mission of the USMC School Liaison

Program is to identify and coordinate community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on military school-age (K-12) children and families; to implement predictable support services that assist children/youth with relocations, life transitions, and achieving academic success; and to provide a wide range of resources that facilitate school transitions to parents, students, schools, commanders, and communities. Services include K-12 transition support for inbound/outbound families; information, resource and referral for educational resources; information on the Interstate Compact for the Education of Military Children; post-secondary preparation including SAT/ACT prep, scholarships and financial aid; Kindergarten registration; homeschool linkage and support; and managing MCCS Henderson Hall’s Partner in Education Program. For additional information, please call 703-693-8378.

Education & Career Services Education & Career Services provides adult education opportunities and services for active duty and reserve component Marines and their families. Programs and services include education counseling, tuition assistance for active duty Marines, academic and military testing and information regarding the Joint Services Transcript ( JST) and Service Members Opportunity Colleges Marine Corps (SOC-MAR). Programs such as the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) and Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) are also available for active duty service members. Representatives from nine colleges and universities keep office hours at the center for academic counseling and course registration. For additional information, please call 703-614-9104.

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Personal & Professional Development Branch




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Information and Referral Program  The Information and Referral Program provides information and referral to resources in the military and civilian communities. Brochures, flyers, and guides are available on such topics as TRICARE (medical and dental), Military One Source, USO, active duty benefits, veterans’ benefits, commuting, food stamps, immigration, and more. Information and Referral has incorporated Relocation Assistance and information on child care. Personalized welcome aboard packages may be requested as well as information on schools, housing, Set-Aside Program, county and state resources, and military bases worldwide. A lending locker of household items is maintained for new arrivals awaiting household goods shipments. It has futons, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, irons and ironing board, coffee makers, alarm clocks and vacuum cleaners. These items are available to active duty Marines and their families. Bring your military or family member ID card to check out items. For additional information, please call 703693-5197. The I&R Program Specialist is located in the Pentagon in Room 4A524 except for select days at Henderson Hall.

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Personal Financial Management Program   The Personal Financial Management Program provides education, counseling, information and referral support on the full range of personal financial management topics. Assistance and classes are available on core topics to include: income, expenses, savings, credit management, insurance, consumer issues, car buying, home buying, educational funding, investments (to include TSP, IRAs, and 401(k)), and retirement planning. For additional information, please call 703-614-6950.


Transition & Family Member Employment Assistance Program Transition & Family Member Employment Assistance offers

support for transitioning service members and their families. Services include transition seminars, capstone screenings, career fairs, individual career counseling, skills assessment, Individual Transition Plan (ITP) development, résumé review, federal application process assistance, and a career resource library. Transition Readiness Seminars (TRS), administered by Personal & Professional Development Branch staff and the U.S.

Department of Labor, provide information on benefits and entitlements available upon separation / retirement from active military service and all matters relevant to employment readiness for transitioning service members and their spouses. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program is designed to meet the unique needs of the military spouse and other family members in seeking portable careers. Career fairs are held twice a year. For additional information, please call 703-614-6828.

Business Operations Division

The Marine Corps Exchange, our flagship operation, is part of the  business operations that support our Marines and their families in the National Capital Region. Most profits from business operations stay at Henderson Hall to support programs that directly benefit Marines and their families. Other business activities include the following:

American Clipper Barber Shop  The American Clipper Barber Shop,

located in “The Shoppes” across from the Marine Corps Exchange, serves Marines, other service members, and civilians Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, please call 703-271-8177.

Marine Corps Exchange  The Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) is

one of the National Capital Region’s finest military shopping destinations. Whether you are seeking the area’s most upscale exchange or looking for quality merchandise on a budget, check the MCX first! Our exchange features designer brand name apparel, shoes, and accessories. The store also includes a luggage department, cosmetics and fine jewelry departments, a home store featuring the Martha Stewart Home line, an electronics department, and seasonal merchandise to include barbecue grills. The uniform department stocks official Marine uniforms and accessories as well as a great selection of logo merchandise suitable for

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ATMs Two ATMs are located at the Marine Corps Exchange: one is in the breezeway adjacent to the parking garage, and the other is in the front foyer. Both are accessible 24/7, and one need not be an authorized patron of the MCX to use them.


gift giving. The gourmet food department offers treats from around the world, and the Emporium is your destination for health and beauty aids, greeting cards, discounted books and magazines, and convenience items. The MCX offers Western Union at the cash cage. Competitive prices and brand names are only part of the MCX total commitment to customers, which includes our hallmark outstanding customer service, “Keep it New” program, and price match guarantee. A coffee shop, the Java Café, is located on the first floor. New additions as a result of a 2014 expansion project include children’s clothing and select accessories, a Navy Exchange (NEX) Uniform Center, and a firearms department. Hours of operation for the MCX are Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are open expanded hours during the winter holiday season. Open most federal holidays; closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For more information, please call 703-979-8420.

NEX Uniform Center

The NEX Uniform Center is open in the MCX, with a large assortment of uniforms and Navy Pride items. A tailor is on site weekdays. Dry cleaning service is available: clothing left Tuesday before 11:30 AM will be returned Thursday at 11:30 AM; clothing left Thursday by 11:30 AM will be returned Tuesday 11:30 AM. Military and civilian clothing is accepted. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please phone 301-252-8143.

Car Wash

A self-service car wash is open 24/7, 365 days a year. The car wash has two bays—one covered and one uncovered with steps to reach the tops of SUVs, vans and trucks. The car wash is coin-operated and takes quarters only; a machine to change bills to quarters is on site. The car wash has three vacuum cleaners and several vending machines with assorted cleaning accessories.

The Vineyard Wine & Spirits

The Vineyard Wine & Spirits is your premier full-service package store in the National Capital Region. Located directly across from the Marine Corps Exchange, The Vineyard offers a spacious and upscale shopping venue, complete with a chilled beer cave; walk-in cigar humidor; an expanded selection of craft beers and Virginia wines; and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages. Bar accessories, gifts, and wine bags are also for sale. The Vineyard operates Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are open expanded hours during the winter holiday season. Open most federal holidays; closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For more information please call 703-979-8420, ext. 105.

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Semper Fit Division

Semper Fit provides a diversified program of athletic and recreational activities. To accomplish this mission, Semper Fit places emphasis on the Marine Corps’ continuing program of physical fitness, safety, and good community relations. The administrative offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 703-614-3859.

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The Java Café proudly brews Starbucks® coffee — hot and iced, along with other assorted beverages including your favorite flavor of iced or hot Tazo® Tea and Frappuccino®. Java Café offers hot breakfast sandwiches, bagels, croissants, assorted muffins and pastries, and lunch items, including gourmet sandwiches and wraps, savory soups, and jumbo cookies. New offerings include vegan and vegetarian options, healthy snack trays, and a salad toppings bar to complete a bowl of romaine or spring mix. The Java Café also offers catering for breakfast and lunch. The menu is online até. Regular hours of operation are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Current temporary hours are until 2 PM. For additional information, please call 571-483-1962.


Athletics   Patrons can compete at an intramural or varsity level in a variety

of sports. Basketball, softball, volleyball, dodge ball, flag football, golf, soccer, and chess are offered. The popular “Golf With Us” series is played at courses in Northern Virginia on select Fridays April through September, starting and ending at the Medal of Honor Golf Course at Marine Base Quantico. Please call 703-697-2706 to find out more.

Gear Issue

Get out and enjoy the outdoors! We offer camping gear, sports equipment, mountain bikes, golf sets, roller blades, and much more to DOD authorized personnel. Please allow us 24 hours’ notice to prepare your camping gear. A complete list of items is online at Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please call 703-693-4731.

Single Marine Program



Cpl Terry L. Smith Gymnasium

Named in memory of Cpl Terry L. Smith, the gym has everything you need for a great workout, including basketball and volleyball court, workout rooms, weight room, racquetball courts, High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT), ERSON HA ND exercise room, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Gear Issue is located on the lower level (see above). The gym also serves as SM I TH GYM a venue for events throughout the year, including the popular LL

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Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get out of the barracks and have fun with fellow Marines. The Single Marine Program (SMP) offers a wide variety of day and weekend recreation trips, along with volunteer events that foster a positive relationship between the community and Single Marines. Past events have included cruises to the Caribbean, dinner and a movie at the pool, and volunteering with local community organizations. Most importantly, the Single Marine Program provides a forum for Marines to address quality of life Issues that need to be heard and resolved by the chain of command. Activities and events are open to single or unaccompanied Marines and sailors; some events welcome all service members. The “Home of the SMP” — the “Kickback” lounge — is in Bldg. 416. Please call 703-696-0033 or 703-695-1591 for more information.

Capital Classic basketball tournament and various MCCS events. The gym is open Monday to Friday 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For gym information, please call 703-614-7214.

Zembiec Pool 

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The pool, named in memory of Maj Douglas A. Zembiec, maintains year-round operations, closing to transition between summer and winter swimming seasons, when a vinyl dome covers the structure. The pool offers classes in AMP-IT for active duty service members. Follow the pool on Facebook to keep up with winter water temperature, status, and events. For current hours of operation or more information, please call 703-693-7351.


MCCS Named Facilities

MCCS is honored to be associated with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall buildings named in memory of Marines.

Cpl Terry L. Smith Gymnasium

The gymnasium is named in memory of Cpl Terry L. Smith. Cpl Smith was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a radio operator with Company M, Third Battalion, Twenty-sixth Marines, Third Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 20 February 1968, on Hill 8818 near Khe Sahn, Cpl Smith observed a Marine helicopter landing in a zone on which he knew North Vietnamese army gunners had registered heavy mortars. He realized that the aircraft would almost certainly be destroyed if it remained in the landing zone and attempted unsuccessfully to contact the pilot by radio. Aware that the enemy rounds were probably already on the way, he restrained a Marine junior to him from going out onto the zone, and, leaving the safety of his bunker, ran across the open ground signaling manually to the helicopter crew to take off immediately. As the helicopter took off and before Cpl Smith could reach cover, he was fatally wounded by mortar fragments, gallantly sacrificing his life so that the crew might live. By his extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming odds, his uncommon concern for others, and his self-sacrificing efforts, Cpl Smith reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. 2017 Guide to MCCS Henderson Hall


Zembiec Pool

The aquatics facility is named in memory of Maj Douglas A. Zembiec. Maj Zembiec was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Marine advisor, Iraq Assistance Group, Multi-national Corps, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on 11 May 2007. Attacking from concealed and fortified positions, an enemy force engaged Maj Zembiec’s assault team, firing crew-served automatic weapons and various small arms. He boldly moved forward and immediately directed the bulk of his assault team to take cover. Under withering enemy fire, Maj Zembiec remained in an exposed, but tactically critical, position in order to provide

leadership and direct effective suppressive fire on the enemy combatant positions with his assault team’s machine gun. In doing so, he received the brunt the enemy’s fire, was struck and succumbed to his wounds. Emboldened by his actions, his team and supporting assault force aggressively engaged the enemy combatants. Maj Zembiec’s quick thinking and timely action to re-orient his team’s machine gun enabled the remaining members of his unit to rapidly and accurately engage the primary source of the enemy’s fire, saving the lives of his comrades. By his bold initiative, undaunted courage, and complete dedication to duty, Maj Zembiec reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Keith Hall (razed in 2012)

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The former enlisted Marine barracks were named in honor of Lance Corporal Miguel Keith, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as machine gunner with Combined Action Platoon 1-3-2, III Marine Amphibious Force, operating in Quang Ngai province, Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning 8 May 1970, Lance Corporal Keith was seriously wounded when his platoon was subjected to a heavy ground attack by a greatly outnumbering enemy force. Despite his painful wounds, he ran across the fire-swept terrain to check the security of vital defense positions, and then, while completely exposed to view, proceeded to deliver a hail of devastating machine gun fire against the enemy. Determined to stop five of the enemy approaching the command post, he rushed forward, firing as he advanced. He succeeded in disposing of three of the attackers and in dispersing the remaining two. At this point, a grenade detonated near Lance Corporal Keith, knocking him to the ground and inflicting further severe wounds. Fighting pain and weakness from loss of blood, he again braved the concentrated hostile fire to charge an estimated twenty-five enemy soldiers who were massing to attack. The vigor of his assault and his well-placed fire eliminated four of the enemy while the remainder fled for cover. During this valiant effort, he was mortally wounded by an enemy soldier. By his courageous and inspiring performance in the face of almost overwhelming odds, Lance Corporal Keith contributed in large measure to the success of his platoon in routing a numerically superior enemy force, and upheld the finest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


MCCS 2017 Select Scheduled Events Welcome Aboard Orientations: second Tuesday of each month Spring Salute 5K Race..................................................April 12 Spring Education & Career Fair...................................April 13 Golf With Us** begins..................................................April 21 Children’s Fair...............................................................April 29 American Summer BBQ Expo.....................................April 29 Marine Spouse Appreciation Event.................................May 5 EFMP Joint Services EFMP Fair....................................May 6 Iwo Jima 7K Race...........................................................May 17 Spring Wine Festival......................................................May 20 Travel & Leisure Fair.....................................................May 20 Chesty’s 5K Race............................................................ June 14 Urban Warrior Challenge and Joint Base Barbecue................................................. June 22 Devil Dog 7K Race.............................................. September 14 Fall Wine & Beer Festival................................................. TBD NMAA Semper Fi-ve 5K Race................................ October 11 2017 Guide to MCCS Henderson Hall

Marine Corps Birthday Ball.............................................. TBD Turkey Trot........................................................................ TBD 12 Working Days Before Christmas..................December 1–18 *tournaments held monthly through September For the most up-to-date and accurate information, visit the MCCS Henderson Hall website at Dates subject to change. See for updates and follow us on social media


2017 Guide to MCCS Henderson Hall