Fort Myer Base Guide

Services

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Army Career andAlumni Program
The Fort Myer Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) is in Fort Myer’s Building 230 and helps transitioningmilitary personnel, their family members and Department of Army civilian employees with a variety of generaltransition assistance courses andseminars. Services offered includelearning to compose a resume, networking and interviewing skills, how to do job market research and market your skills. Call or come in to register toparticipate in any or all programs.

For more information or to register for classes, call any member of the ACAP center staff at 703-696-8334⁄0973 or stop by our offices in Fort Myer’s Building 230. See www.fmmc.army.mil⁄sites⁄services⁄acap.asp too.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program provides classes, presentations, orientation briefings and informationon substance abuse and its negativeconsequences. Also, it conductsassessments and makes referrals forcivilian employees on all personalproblems. The Fort Myer Military Community Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is at 122 Forrest Circle, Fort Myer, phone (703) 696-6860⁄3787⁄3901; fax (703) 696-3609. In addition, itprovides training on prevention ofviolence in the workplace.

Army Community Service
The Fort Myer Military Community, Army Community Service is located in Building 201 on Custer Road. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone numbers are (703) 696-3510, FAX: (703) 696-0159.

The ACS Center is designed to assist commanders in educating military personnel in matters pertaining to personal and family wellness. All active duty Soldiers, military ID card holders (family members, retirees), DoD civilian employees and active duty members of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve and their family members, surviving family members of military personnel who died while on active duty, and family members of POW or MIA personnel are eligible to receive ACS assistance.

Army Community Service offers thefollowing programs:

  • Information and Referral
    ACS maintains extensive resource listings for the surrounding military and civilian communities. The resource files consist of community resources such as social services, food stamps, schools, elder care,volunteer opportunities and much more. For more information, call (703) 696-2178.
  • Relocation Assistance
    This service helps to reduce the stress of change, with up-to-date information on military installations worldwide through the Sites automated program, overseas orientations and a household goods lending closet. There is the Center for Area Information & Referral, which provides personalized relocation assistance to incoming military & civilian personnel. The center facilitates your move by providinginformation on topics ranging from temporarylodging and permanent housing to housinginformation. You can reach the office by calling (800) 477-9571 or DSN 426-0026 or (703) 696-0156.
  • Employment Assistance Program
    The Employment Assistance Program offers job-seeking skills education, help with completingapplications and resumes and access to information on vacancies in federal and local governmentagencies & commercial organizations. For moreinformation, call (703) 696-3047.
  • Consumer Affairs⁄Financial Assistance
    Consumer Affairs offers new car buying advice and assistance with consumer problems such ascreditor disputes. Periodic classes cover subjects including credit buying, checkbook management, money management, health care, mutual funds, and other consumer topics. Financial Assistance offers one-on-one confidential budget counseling and short- and long-term financial planning. The program also offers short-term emergency financial assistance for food, shelter or transportation. For moreinformation, call (703) 696-0152.
  • Family Advocacy
    The Family Advocacy section provides literature, videos, personal support and classroom experiences to promote successful relationship skills for parents and couples - both married and single. Topics include couple and parent-child communication skills, effective management of children’s behavior, conflict management and effective management of stress and anger in relationships. The program is also the community’s resource for prevention of family violence, child neglect and abuse and spouse abuse. For more information, call (703) 696-1200.
  • Exceptional Family Member Program
    If you have family members with special medical or educational needs, the Exceptional Family Member Program can help you find medical,educational and special recreational services. An advocate for any age, from newborns to grandparents, the program will also help you with anyquestions about your child’s individual educational plan. For more information, call (703) 696-8467.
  • Army Emergency Relief
    A Soldier must always be ready for whatever the mission requires. Army Emergency Relief helps ensure financial emergencies do not interfere with readiness. The program helps to prevent lack of such basic needs as food, shelter, and utilities through loans, or in dire circumstances, grants. For more information, call (703) 696-8435.
  • ACS Volunteer Corps
    Family members, retirees and Soldiers often give back to thecommunity by providing non-pay services. Working alongside the various ACS program managers and seasonedvolunteers, new volunteers receive mentoring in practical employment skills. For more information, call (703) 696-2177.

  • Installation Volunteer Coordinator
    The post Installation Volunteer Coordinator promotes volunteerism in meeting community needs within Forts Myer and McNair and in the civilian community. The installation volunteer coordinator assists community agencies to recruit, train and recognize volunteers and finds people and groups willing to help. The coordinator also oversees the Army Family Action Plan, designed to improve the quality of life for America’s military personnel at Forts Myer and McNair, by conducting forums to determine needs and concerns for resolving issues and communicating information. The coordinator also provides classes on Army Family Team Building, a good place for Army families to begin to become acquainted with the military lifestyle. For more information, call(703) 696-3510. Additional ACSprograms include - Army Family Team Building, Mobilization and Deployment, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response - www.fmmc.army.mil⁄sites⁄local⁄sapr.asp, Army Family Action Plan and CAIR - the Center for Area Information and Referral. For more information, call (703) 696-2177.
Chapels
The chaplains, chaplain assistants and other members of the religiousministry teams within the Fort Myer Military Community provide a wide range of services at each installation. Chaplain programs include weekday and weekend worship, Sunday school, adult religious education and pastoral counseling by chaplains. For more information about religious activities, call yourinstallation chaplain’s office:
  • Fort Myer Chaplain: (703) 696-3532⁄33
  • Fort Myer Post Chapel: (703) 696-3128 Building 335
  • Fort Myer Memorial Chapel: (703) 696-3533 Building 480
  • Henderson Hall: Battalion Chaplain - (703) 614-9280, Emergency Pager - (202) 439-5949, Religious Program Specialist - (703) 614-9283
  • Fairfax Chapel, Pentagon: (703) 695-3336 Room 5A1070
  • 3rd U.S. Infantry Chaplain: (703) 696-3019
  • Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain: (703) 607-8957
  • Fort McNair Chaplain: (202) 685-2858⁄2859
Child and Youth Services Child Care
Child and Youth Services have options for meeting child care needs. Child development centers provideeducational programs to enhance andsupport children’s physical, social,emotional and intellectual development.

The FMMC CYS provides full-day developmentally appropriate programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. It is provided Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to6:30 p.m.

Hourly care is designed to provide intermittent, short-term care for children 6 weeks to 4 years old. Children must be registered before using theprogram.

The main CYS is in Fort Myer’s Building 469; another facility is in Fort Myer’s Building T482. For more information call (703) 696-0313⁄4942.

Youth Services
Youth Services provides activities for FMMC youth in first to 12th grades. Activities include youth sports, social and leisure activities and youth development opportunities. Youth Services is at 201 McNair Road on Fort Myer. Phone (703) 696-3728.

Military Clothing and Equipment Support branch
The Military Clothing and Equipment Support branch, formerly Clothing and Equipment Repair Facility, on the third floor of the Military Clothing Sales Store at Fort Myer’s Building 313, providesmilitary clothing alterations and routine sewing of insignia for authorized people. Shoe-repair services are also available for active-duty and retired service members. Phone (703) 696-3344.

Credit Unions and Banks
Several banks and credit unions have offices on or near local military posts to serve militarypersonnel, family members and federal employees:

Armed Forces Bank, Fort Myer (703) 351-8080; Building 451; Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Drive-Up Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PX branch hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (703) 525-5950; Building 450; Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (703) 838-1337; Concourse; Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Education
The Education Division provides adult-educational opportunities and services for active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, and for others on a space-available basis.

Programs include basic skills math, English and reading programs; college programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate level; Armed Forces Classification Test Preparation; and a variety ofcollege credit, vocational, and aptitude testing. Educational counseling and academic advisement are available.

A Learning Center is available at Fort Myer which provides a loan library of military publications, microcomputers for in-house personal use, software to assist in student loan and college searches, a microfiche college catalog collection, and numerous paper-based self-development materials.

Locations are Fort Myer, Building 404, McNair Road, (703) 696-3070; the Pentagon, Room 3C147, (703) 614-4514.

Retirement Services
Retirement Services also assiststransitioning Soldiers and retirees byfurnishing them information on benefits and their eligibility. The FMMC Retirement Services Office is in Building 202, Fort Myer. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m., weekdays except for the first Tuesday of each month, when the retirement briefing is held. Phone (703) 696-5948.

Health Clinics
Basic health-care needs withinthe Fort Myer Military Community aremet by two clinics. Andrew Rader Clinic in Building 525 on Fort Myer is theprimary facility for FMMC. A smaller health clinic serves those at FortMcNair.

Other health-care options exist throughout the National Capital Region. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure family members are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System before seekingmedical care at military facilities or through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS). Enrollment is initiated through the ID cards⁄DEERS Enrollment Office, Building 202, Fort Myer. The phone number is (703) 696-3030.

In most cases, appointments are required at Rader Clinic. Questions regarding any of the requirements should be directed toward theappropriate clinic all of which are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In an emergency, at Fort Myer, dial (703) 696-3525⁄3600; at Fort McNair, dial 911. Off post, dial 911.

Community Health Nurse
The Army Community Health Nurse provides a family-centered nursingprogram with emphasis on healthpromotion, disease prevention andcommunity-health education. Theprogram includes family- andchild-health workshops, briefings and counseling on HIV⁄AIDS, pregnancy and expectant-parent classes, health-risk appraisals, postpartum and newbornvisits, cholesterol ⁄ blood-pressurescreenings and more. The nurse can be reached at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (202) 782-7181, Rader Health Clinic at (703) 696-3440 or at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va., at (703) 805-0942.

Community Behavioral Science and Mental Health
Community Behavioral Scienceprovides comprehensive individual,family counseling; counseling on child and spouse abuse; domestic violence; and stress. Services include crisisintervention and referral to appropriate civilian agencies. Command consultation concerning potential or actualpsychiatric problem areas is alsoprovided. Services are by appointment; however, emergency situations arehandled on a walk-in basis. Behavioral Science is on the second floor ofthe Rader Clinic, Building 525, FortMyer. (703) 696-3456. Hours areMonday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dental Services
Military personnel on active duty can get their annual dental check-ups during their birth months at several clinics throughout the National Capital Region.

Fort Myer’s Rader Dental Clinic - call (703) 696-3460 Monday through Friday7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Belvoir (703) 806-4392, Logan Clinic, Building 1099 - Hours: Monday through Friday sick call 7 to 9 a.m., appointments 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In an emergency, report to Walter Reed Army Medical Center - (202) 782-1199 or DeWitt Army Medical Center, Fort Belvoir, at (703) 805-0414.

PRIMUS Centers
Fort Belvoir’s DeWitt Army Community Hospital is the lead agent for the establishment and integration of six government-operated community-based PRIMUS (Primary Care for Uniformed Services) Plus Centers in the areathat provide medical care 365 days each year from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdaysand from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. onweekends and holidays. Besides traditional primary care, each site provides health promotion and wellness, sportsmedicine, outpatient mental health,children’s health and women’s health services, and an integrated 24-hour, seven-day-a-week health-care-advice-and-appointment system. Touse PRIMUS Plus, you must be DEERSeligible and either be a resident of Northern Virginia or on active dutyand assigned within the area servedby the clinics. Access is on anappointment basis. Same-day appointments are available for urgent care needs.

The location and appointmentnumbers for each of the PRIMUS Plus clinics are:

  • Dewitt Primary Care Clinic(serving Fort Belvoir, Mount Vernon,East Springfield, Lorton),9501 Farrell Road, Fort Belvoir, Va.(703) 805-0612
  • Vint Hill Farms Station(serving Warrenton and communitiessurrounding Vint Hill Farms),Warrenton, Va.(703) 349-5170
  • Woodbridge PRIMUS Plus Clinic(serving Dale City, Woodbridge andareas south of the Occoquan),1519 Old Bridge Road,Woodbridge, Va.(703) 550-2671
  • Burke PRIMUS Plus Clinic(serving Burke, Clifton, West Springfieldand surrounding communities),6045 Burke Center Parkway,Burke, Va.(703) 550-2671
  • Fairfax PRIMUS Plus Clinic(serving Annandale, Fairfax and Vienna),3031 Javier Road, Fairfax, Va.(703) 550-2671
  • Andrew Rader Clinic(serving Fort Myer, Arlington and Alexandria), Building 525, Fort Myer, Va.(703) 696-3447
For further information on Primary Care for Northern Virginia, contact the Registration Office, Primary Care Division, DeWitt Army Community Hospital (703) 805-0622.

Inspectors General
Complaints and requests for help should be made to the installation inspector general. Fort Myer Military Community⁄Military District of Washington’s inspector general, (202) 685-3322, is in Building 18, Fort McNair. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Legal Assistance
Free legal counseling and document preparation is available by appointment to active-duty and retired service members and their families. Legalsubjects covered include most types of civilian legal issues, such as wills, divorce, child support, child custody, car contracts, landlord⁄tenant, real estate and military administrative matters.

  • Staff Judge Advocate(Bldg. 32, Fort McNair) (202) 685-3035⁄4900
  • Military Justice (202) 685-3035
  • Victim-Witness Liaison (202) 685-4582
  • Legal Services (Bldg. 201, Fort Myer): Claims (703) 696-0761, Legal Services (703) 696-0761⁄2⁄3⁄4⁄5⁄6⁄7⁄9, Fax (703) 696-2181
  • Trial Defense Service (Bldg. 229, Fort Myer) (703) 696-6700
  • Administrative Law (Bldg. 406, Fort Myer): Labor (703) 696-3790, Contracts (703) 696-0327, Administrative Law (703) 696-0375, Pentagon – Room 2C463(703) 697-3171
Library
The Post Library staff are committed to the support of off-duty military and civilian education and are capable of providing special bibliographies upon request.

Fort Myer (703) 696-3355, Building 469; Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday - noon - 5 p.m., closed Thursday, Friday and holidays.

Military Clothing Sales Store
Fort Myer Building 313, (703) 696-3515
Pentagon Room 5E510, (703) 695-7508
Fort Belvoir Building 23B, (703) 805-2574
Walter Reed (Forest Glen Annex) Building 161, (301) 565-0900

Schools
There are nine major public school systems in the Washington metropolitan area with kindergartens and grades one through 12. A broad range of private schools serving some or all of these grades is also available.

A birth certificate, proof ofvaccination and other medicalimmunizations are required forregistration. If transferring from another school, the student’s latest report card or a transfer form is required as well. Classes begin after Labor Day. Registration dates and requirements vary. Telephone the district or school for specifics.

Public Schools

  • District of Columbia (202) 724-4044 (voice mail)
  • Montgomery County, Md. (301) 279-3391
  • Prince George’s County, Md. (301) 952-6300
  • City of Alexandria, Va. (703) 824-6675 (24 hrs)
  • Arlington County, Va. (703) 358-7660
  • Fairfax County, Va, (703) 246-2502
  • Falls Church, Va. (703) 241-7600 (voice mail)
  • Loudon County, Va. (703) 771-6440

  • Prince William County, Va. (703) 791-7200
  • City of Fairfax, Va. (703) 246-8100
Shopping

Military Exchanges
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service operate a variety of retail stores on Military District of Washington posts and surrounding bases. Several Navy and Marine Corps exchanges are also nearby. PX services offered on Fort Myer include barber and beauty shops, a flower shop, a laundry, dry-cleaning and shoe repair, an optical shop, a service station, food facilities, video rental, and a nutritional supplement store. The Fort Myer PX is in Building 450, (703) 522-4575.

Other exchanges in the area include:

  • Andrews Air Force Base,Building 1811, (301) 568-1500
  • Arlington Naval Annex,Building 2, Room G630,(703) 979-7813
  • Bolling Air Force Base,Building 4514, (202) 562-3000
  • Fort Belvoir,Building 2303, (703) 806-5800
  • Walter Reed ArmyMedical Center(Forest Glen), Building 161,(301) 565-0900
  • Henderson HallBuilding 2, (703) 979-8420
  • Bethesda Navy Base Exchange,Building 57, (301) 295-6363
  • Fort MeadeBuilding 2790, (301) 674-5824
Shoppettes
The AAFES shoppettes serve as mini grocery stores, providing food and grocery items, as well as a limited selection of non-grocery items, like health and beauty aids, magazines and books.

The Fort McNair Shoppette is in Building 43, (202) 484-5825. The Fort Myer Shoppette is in Building 441, (703) 696-9241. Video rental is included in the Fort Myer shoppette.

Package Beverage Stores
The package beverage, Class Six stores offer a complete range of malt beverages, keg beer,alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, wines and related products. The Fort Myer Class Six Store is co-located with the Shoppette, Building 441, (703) 696-9241.

Transportation

Bus Service
The Fort Myer Military Community providesbus service to major installations for enlisted service members living in Fort Myer’s tri-service barracks.

Department of Defense buses shuttle from the Pentagon to major Department of Defense buildings for military and civilian employees. Military people must be in uniform or have their ID card to use DoD buses. Civilians must show their DoD buildingpasses. DoD bus passes and tickets are alsoaccepted. Retired military ID cards are not honored.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides bus and subway servicethroughout the metropolitan area. Call (202) 637-7000 for more information about fares, schedules and how to get around. Commuter trains and smaller bus lines are also part of the local transportation mix.

Carpooling
The area has many highways and interstates that are heavily congested by commuters trying to get in and around the area. Carpooling services are available within the area. Call Metropolitan Washington Council of Government Carpool Information 1-800-745-RIDE.

Navy Annex(703) 614-1125, Pentagon(703) 697-6251, Washington Navy Yard(202) 433-3917

USO
The United Service Organization’s comprehensive human-services programs and activities are anintegral part of the Washington military community. USO programs provide emergency housing,family-support centers and mobile-outreach family support, food assistance, area information, tours andnewcomer orientation. USO’s office also lends infant and toddler safety seats and sponsors job fairs.Its 24-hour ticketline (703) 696-2551 offers free tickets to theater, sporting and other cultural events. The FMMC USO also runs a variety of children’sprograms, including enrichment activities. USO is in Building 59, Fort Myer, (703) 696-2628⁄29. Metro USO, the main local USO office, is (703) 696-3279.

Fort Belvoir USO Support Services,including provision of tour guides for sightseeing activities, is in Sosa Community Center. Phone (703) 805-2464.

Veterinary Services
All veterinary clinics in the area handle routine problems, but no emergency or surgery services are offered. Appointments must be made for services. For further information and hours of operation, call individual clinics.

Fort Myer(703) 696-3604, Andrews Air Force Base(301) 981-2084⁄2651, Fort Belvoir(703) 805-4336, Walter Reed(Forest Glen Annex)(301) 427-5252