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Army Community Service (ACS)

 

 


ACS is the premier community service organization for Service Members, Civilians, Retirees and Families everywhere. ACS programs and services are available to Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Family Members, Retirees, and Civilian Employees. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and resources you need to face the challenges of military life.

Our Mission is to support and empower the community through the delivery of quality services and programs which enhance mission readiness, foster resiliency and promote self-sufficiency.

ACS also provides valuable Soldier and Family services to ease your transition to JBM-HH and the National Capital Region.

The Start Right Newcomers’ Orientation is the official welcome brief held every Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bldg. 230 and is facilitated by the Directorate of Human Resources.

Welcome!

Congratulations on your assignment to the National Capital Region! We welcome you to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH).

Regardless of where your duty station will be — the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, Crystal City, or Fort McNair — JBM-HH will be your point of reference for most of your in-processing procedures. It is our hope that our Electronic Welcome Packet will provide you with the necessary information you will need prior to your arrival here. You will receive a hard copy packet, including maps and an installation guide, when you in-process.

To obtain additional information about JBM-HH and the surrounding area, visit www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil. Being prepared and organized is just as important as learning about your new duty station. Military OneSource also offers a unique feature called Plan My Move. It allows you to create a customizable calendar and moving plan. The calendar provides a comprehensive set of tasks that need to be completed in preparing for a move. Behind each task are pages of general information specific to the location or a combination of both. An enhanced calendar is available for users who identify that they have a Family Member with special needs. Issues specific to Family Members with special needs are denoted on the calendar by a Special Needs icon.

In-Processing:
All Service Members newly assigned to the NCR will in-process through JBM-HH In-Processing which is conducted daily beginning at 8 a.m. in Building 230 on Forrest Circle, Fort Myer. All assigned to the installation must attend “Start Right” Newcomer’s Orientation held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those assigned to The Old Guard are mandated to attend Start Right and all others are encouraged to attend. Those assigned to the Pentagon may use the Myer Flyer Bus which has routine stops at the Pentagon Transit Center, L9, and Fort Myer Officer’s Club. In order to arrive promptly to in-processing, the last departure of the Myer Flyer Bus from the Pentagon is at 7:26 a.m. The Welcome Packet offers schedules for the Myer Flyer Bus.

The following documents are required for in-processing:

1. PCS Orders (Original and Amendments)

2. Signed DA Form 31 (Soldier and Admin Office signatures)

3. Duty Memorandum

4. DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Service)

5. SGLV 8286 (Service Member Group Life Insurance)

6. Receipts and airline tickets for in-processing finance

Housing:
Housing on JBM-HH is extremely limited with approximately 30 sets of quarters. Service Members assigned for duty in this area are authorized to apply, under Priority 2, and be assigned family quarters at the installation of their choice, regardless of duty station or place of work.

The JBM-HH Executive Management Housing Directorate (EMHD) Office is located in Bldg. 205 on Bloxon St., Room 139. Tel (703) 696-3557/3558/3559.

Nearby Military Installations:

If you will be looking for off-post housing, the Housing and Utilities flyer in the packets has websites that can aid you in your search. This includes the approximate distance and time from various areas to JBM-HH (due to high traffic volume in this area, distance and time are not equal). If possible, make a trial drive to your duty location during a work day before finalizing a housing decision.

It is important to note that housing in this area can be very expensive compared to other areas of the country. The Housing Office maintains a list of properties offered through the Rental Partnership Program (RPP). Service Members renting through the program receive discounted rent and are generally not required to pay a security deposit.

Soldiers E-5 and below without dependents must obtain a certificate of non-availability from the Housing Office before signing a lease. For all Service Members signing a lease, please ensure that there is a military clause in your lease agreement. Be sure to have the Housing Office or Legal Services review it before signing.

Temporary Lodging:
Temporary Lodging on JBM-HH is limited, so please call and make reservations ahead of time. If lodging is not available, you are welcome to utilize a local hotel or temporary lodging facility at any other military installation in the area. The Welcome Packet offers information about Military Temporary Lodging, local area hotels, and a list of local pet kennels.

Children and Schools:
There are no schools on JBM-HH. Your residence will determine which school your child attends. The JBM-HH area is within Arlington County. Attached is a list of websites that may be useful in your search. However, those with parental concerns about educations systems or special education services in certain school districts within the NCR may contact the JBM-HH School Liaison Officer (SLO) at (703) 696-7620. The SLO can also provide you with current public, charter, or private school information.

JBM-HH has a Child Development Center (CDC). Please note that the waiting list for childcare on JBM-HH can be extremely long. For more information, contact the CYSS Registration Office at (703) 696-4942/0313.

Entertainment and Transportation:
The DC Metro area has a variety of entertainment, dining, and shopping opportunities and plenty of ways to get there. The Washington Area Metrorail is a popular mode of public transportation in this area. To determine how close the Metro is to residences you are considering, please go to www.wmata.com. A monthly transit subsidy is available to those DoD employees who utilize public transportation. For a map of Virginia, visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/maps-state.asp.

Social Media:
Stay connected with JBM-HH Army Community Service by following our Twitter, Facebook, and Blog. We post current class schedules and events in the DC Metro Area. Take advantage of the many opportunities in the area hosted by ACS.

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/JBMHHACS

Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/jbmhhacs  

Check out our Staff Blog! http://jbmhhacsstaffblog.blogspot.com/

Regardless of where you are in your PCS, you can always call Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647 at any time with questions or concerns. If there is anything ACS can do to aid you in your transition, do not hesitate to reach out. 

Information & Referral

The Information Referral (I&R) agency provides contact information and military and civilian resources to Soldiers and their Family members to address a wide range of client requests. I&R also provides client referral services to the appropriate agency or organization, who can assist with a variety of issues and more immediate needs.

Please call 703-696-2178 / 3510 to find out more about how we can help.

Food To Go...a great opportunity to stay connected.

 

Drive Up, Pick Up, Eat Up!

Patton Hall is proud to launch a new value-added service for our customers called "Food To Go!" We designed the new curbside dinner pickup service hoping to add some much needed time back into your schedule and money back into your wallet! Food To Go will provide you with affordable, first-rate dinner options delivered right to your car door! Simply make a call, place your prepaid order, and after work, come and collect your freshly prepared dinner.

We hope our customers will consider Food To Go as a more nutritious and delicious alternative to going through the nearest fast food drive-thru. Our balanced dinners include an entrée and two sides, one of which will be a vegetable. Our Food to Go menu selections are cooked daily and prepared in a kitchen inspected and maintained according to Army regulations (that's pretty clean and safe, don't you think?).

Food To Go is perfect for feeding a busy family, last minute dinner guests, or trying to impress that special someone with a romantic dinner for two! Is it too hot to cook? Have a school project to work on? Are you completely frazzled after that long commute? Want to start going to the gym after work? That's what Food To Go is all about...helping you find time to enjoy the people and things that really matter most…you, your family and your friends!

 ...and did we mention that all profits made from Food To Go will be funneled right back into Family and MWR to help sustain and enhance programs and events!

 

For menu, pricing, and hours of operation click here!

 

 

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