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Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

Noise Advisory

Residents in the immediate vicinity of Marine Corps Base Quantico may experience an increase in noise as an affect from ground/aircraft training or range clearance operations from October 24 – October 31.

 

Friday, October 24 – Live-Fire Training is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28 – Demolitions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29 – Demolitions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

**Please Note: Aircraft supporting training or support to other agencies from the Marine Corps Air Facility at Quantico can also generate noise. The frequency and number of aircraft supporting training can occasionally generate higher volumes of noise.  Additionally, atmospheric conditions can amplify aircraft noise volume and the distance sound travels.**

**All questions regarding this training should be directed to the Quantico Public Affairs Office at (703) 784-2741.**

Noise advisories for the upcoming week will be posted to Marine Corps Base Quantico’s website (www.quantico.marines.mil), official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OfficialMarineCorpsBaseQuantico) every Friday.

 

Follow us on Twitter (@MCB_Quantico) to receive daily reminders on days we have training.

Grant Hall Courtroom Open House
FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its quarterly Public Open House of Grant Hall's historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair side of the Joint Base in southwest Washington D.C., from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

During a recent renovation of Grant Hall, which was originally part of Washington's Federal Penitentiary from 1826 to 1881, the third floor of the building was restored to depict the courtroom as it appeared during the 1865 trial. Courtroom features were recreated based on artistic renderings and written descriptions of court proceedings. Some furnishings and artifacts on display are on loan from the production company of a 2010 historical film about the trial, and other artifacts and documentation are from the National Defense University Library.

Members of the public are invited to the Public Open House, which is free to attend. Please be advised, however, that the third floor courtroom is only accessible by walking up two flights of stairs. Due to the historical nature of the structure, the building has no elevator.

Additionally, the Fire Marshal has limited the number of people allowed in the courtroom at one time, so entry will be regulated to adhere to those numbers.

Large groups of 20 or more and those arriving in buses are asked to call the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs in advance at 703-696-3283 in order to schedule a tour time for the day of the Public Open House.

Also, due to the very small size and historical nature of the building, there are no public restrooms available inside Grant Hall. Public restrooms will be available to visitors at the Fort McNair Officers Club and at the Fort McNair Fitness Center (directions to those facilities are noted below).

ACCESS TO FORT MCNAIR
● Visitors may enter Fort McNair through the 2nd Street Gate, located just east of the
intersection of 2nd Street and P Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. This is the only gate
open on weekends. All vehicles are subject to search.
● Individuals 18 years of age and older must have either a valid Department of Defense ID,
state driver's license or state identification card with photo.
● In the event individuals do not have one of the verification documents listed above, then they
must present two forms of ID -- one being an identification card with photo (such as a student
ID or a workplace security badge).
● Drivers must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and car registration.
● Visitors may also walk or ride a bicycle onto the installation. A valid photo ID will also be
required of visitors walking or riding bicycles.

PARKING
● Vehicles may be parked in one of three parking lots -- two located off of 5th Avenue and one
located next to the Fort McNair tennis courts.
● Buses may offload visitors in the parking lot next to the tennis courts, but must then proceed
to the "car-pool" parking lot located at the corner of E Street and 4th Avenue.
● Bicyclists may park their bicycles at a rack located in front of the Fort McNair Fitness Center
where there are a limited number of unsecured slots for bicycles. It is recommended that
bicyclists bring the appropriate items to secure their bicycles. There are no bicycle racks
near Grant Hall.

DIRECTIONS TO PARKING AND GRANT HALL
Vehicles
● After clearing security at Fort McNair's 2nd Street Gate, turn right at the first stop sign.
Lincoln Hall is on the left. Continue to the next stop sign and turn left on 5th Avenue. There
are two parking lots to the right where vehicles may be parked. If you park here, after you
exit your vehicle, proceed to 4th Avenue (on the opposite side the parking lot) and follow 4th
Avenue to the left. Turn right on C Street, then right on 3rd Avenue. A historical marker on
the Lincoln assassination trial is on the left. Grant Hall is on the left, past the tennis courts.
● Another option for parking is to continue on 5th Avenue to C Street and turn right. Go past
4th Avenue to the parking lot next to the tennis courts. You may park there. Upon exiting
your vehicle, walk to 3rd Avenue (on the south side of the tennis courts) and turn left. A
historical marker on the Lincoln assassination trial is on the left. Grant Hall is on the left, past
the tennis courts.

Buses
● Groups arriving in chartered buses need to contact the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Public Affairs Office in advance at 703-696-3283 in order to coordinate a scheduled tour time
for the day of the Public Open House. Additionally, please forward a group manifest -- no
later than three days before the open house -- to usarmy.jbmhh.asa.list.pao-all@mail.mil and
provide a group contact name with cell phone number for the day of the event.
● After clearing security at Fort McNair's 2nd Street Gate, turn right at the first stop sign.
Lincoln Hall is on the left. Continue to the next stop sign and turn left on 5th Avenue. Turn
right on C Street and go past 4th Avenue to the parking lot next to the tennis courts. Buses
may offload visitors here.
● Once visitors are off the bus, walk to 3rd Avenue (on the south side of the tennis courts) and
turn left. A historical marker on the Lincoln assassination trial is on the left. Grant Hall is on
the left, past the tennis courts.
● Buses must then proceed to the "car-pool" parking lot located at the corner of E Street and
4th Avenue. First, proceed to 2nd Avenue, turn left and continue to E Street at the end of the
Fort McNair peninsula. Follow E Street to 4th Avenue. The "car-pool" parking lot is on the
right of 4th Avenue. To retrieve visitors following their visit to Grant Hall, bus drivers will
access 4th Avenue to the right from the parking lot, turn left on C Street and continue to the
parking lot next to the tennis courts.

Walking
● Visitors arriving on foot must travel the same route as vehicles to get to Grant Hall. After
clearing security at the 2nd Street Gate, turn right at the first stop sign. Continue to the next
stop sign and turn left on 5th Avenue. Turn right on C Street, go past 4th Avenue, then right
on 3rd Avenue. A historical marker on the Lincoln assassination trial is on the left. Grant Hall
is on the left, past the tennis courts.


Bicycles
● For those entering the installation on bicycles, a bicycle rack is located in front of the Fort
McNair Fitness Center with a limited number of unsecured slots for bicycles. It is
recommended that bicyclists bring the appropriate items to secure their bicycles. There are
no bicycle racks by Grant Hall.
● After clearing security at the 2nd Street Gate, visitors on bicycles are to turn right at the first
stop sign. Lincoln Hall is on the left. Continue to the next stop sign and turn right on 5th
Avenue. The next building on the right is the Fort McNair Fitness Center. There is a bicycle
rack in front of the building where you may park and secure your bicycle. Then walk on 5th
Avenue to the left to C Street. Turn right on C Street, go past 4th Avenue, and right on 3rd
Avenue. A historical marker on the Lincoln assassination trial is on the left. Grant Hall is on
the left, past the tennis courts.

PHOTOGRAPHY
● Photography is allowed of the exterior of Grant Hall, the historical marker and the courtroom.
● Photography is not allowed of any of the residences on the installation or the access control
point at the gate.

RESTROOMS
Public restrooms are available at the Fort McNair Officers Club and the Fitness Center.

Fort McNair Officers Club
● Upon exiting Grant Hall, proceed straight on the front sidewalk to 2nd Avenue. Turn left on
2nd Avenue. The Officers Club is the large building on the right at the corner of 2nd Avenue
and C Street.

Fort McNair Fitness Center
● Upon exiting Grant Hall, return to 3rd Avenue behind the building, turn right and continue to
C Street. Turn left on C Street, go past 4th Avenue, to 5th Avenue. Turn left on 5th Avenue
and go past Lincoln Hall and the parking lot on the right. The Fitness Center is the next large
building on the right.

FUTURE OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
● Grant Hall Public Open Houses will be held quarterly on the first Saturday of the second
month of each quarter. During a calendar year, those months are February, May, August
and November. In 2015, Grant Hall Public Open Houses will be held: Feb. 7, May 2, Aug. 1,
and Nov. 7.
● Open House hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

INFORMATION
For a site map, please go to www.army.mil/article/12426/ . For additional information, please call Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs at 703-696-3283.
Public Notice
To read the Environmental Assessment for construction at the Ammunition Supply Point, Marine Corps University and Montford Point Marines Memorial, click here.

To read the 2014 Range Environmental Vuneralbiliy assement click here.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PLANNED ACTION TO DEMOLISH BUILDING 2109 ENLISTED DINING FACILITY

 

Marine Corps Base Quantico has determined that building 2109, Enlisted Dining Facility, will be slated for demolition.  The building serves as a dining facility at the Marine Corps Air Field, Quantico.

Building 2109 is a contributing element of the National Register of Historic Places listed Quantico Marine Corps Base Historic District.

Project information is available for review by making a written request to: Commander, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Branch (B 046) 3250 Catlin Avenue, Quantico, Virginia 22134-5001.  Review requests and comments will be accepted for thirty (30) days after publication of this notice.   

REtention

Per MARADMIN 667/13, the Marine Corps is administering the FY15 Enlisted Retention Survey to enlisted Marines with less than 15 years of service and an EAS between Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 1, 2015. The purpose of this survey is to give Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders what factors and incentives have the greatest influence on their decision to either remain in the Corps or to leave active service. This survey also affords Marines the opportunity to express how satisfied or dissatisfied they are with certain aspects of the Marine Corps and the military way of life.

The survey was scheduled to end Feb. 28, but to obtain a better response rate, the survey has been extended for two weeks to March 14. Eligible Marines please go to https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/application to provide your valuable feedback. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Integration & Analysis Section (HQMC MPP-50) at commercial phone number (703) 784-9367, or at email address mpp-50@usmc.mil.

FY15 EAS Enlisted Retention Survey

https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/application

Maradmin 667/13: FY15 EAS Enlisted Retention Survey

http://www.marines.mil/news/messages/messagesdisplay/tabid/13286/article/156131/fy15-eas-enlisted-retention-survey.aspx

maradmin 084/14: FY15 EAS Enlisted Retention Survey Update

http://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/MessagesDisplay/tabid/13286/Article/159514/fy15-eas-enlisted-retention-survey-update.aspx


Notice to employees represented by a labor union

The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute requires that employees represented by an exclusive union be notified on an annual basis of their right to representation during examinations in connection with an investigative interview conducted by a representative of an agency.

The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, at section 7114(a)(2)(B), requires the exclusive union to be given the opportunity to be present at any examination of an employee in the bargaining unit by a representative of the agency in connection with an investigation if:

The employee reasonably believes the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee; and,

The employee requests representation.

Lost and found

There are many items that have been turned in to the Lost and Found section at MCB Quantico Security Battalion. If you have lost an item, call 703-784-2396 and speak to the lost and found custodian. Come to the Vehicle Registration Desk at Building 2043 to claim the item.

Anyone claiming an item must be able to positively identify it.

Munitions Response Program

As the Crossroads of the Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base, Quantico has a rich and important military history training our Marine warfighters since World War I. Prior to that, it also played a part in Civil War history as it was the site of several Confederate encampments. Civil War-era military munitions can still be found aboard MCB Quantico as well as throughout this geographic area.

From World War I through World War II, much of the small arms and artillery training was conducted on the Main side of the Base, which is located east of I-95. During World War II, additional real estate was acquired west of I-95 and munitions training was moved to the West side (Guadalcanal area) during a major expansion of the Base.

Over time, the Main side of MCB Quantico became developed on sites that were former ranges, leaving behind reminders of what these areas once were. Many, if not most, of our nation’s military installations have a similar history. The Military Munitions Response Program was initiated to address these concerns at all DoD installations. [more]

 

Spotlight & Advisories

Would you like to submit an announcement, event, or program update to this page?  Please contact the MCB Quantico Public Affairs Office.

 


Quantico Federal Job Opportunities

For a list of current job opportunities on Marine Corps Base Quantico click here.

Base Operating Status

Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates to the base operating status, or call the MCBQ Hotline (703) 784-3638.

The Base Operating Status is defined as follows:

Code Green:  This is the "normal" base operating status. When the base operating status is code green the base is open and employees are expected to report to work on time. 

Code Yellow:  This base operating status is typically used when the impact of the winter weather event is minimal, but significant enough that normal operations may be affected. When the base operating status is code yellow, the base is open on time.  Reasonable delays for reporting to work are excused. Unscheduled leave is authorized. Emergency and essential personnel are expected to report to work. Personnel should contact their chain of command for specific command/activity guidance or direction.

Code Blue, XXXX:  This base operating status is typically used when the impact of the winter weather event is more significant and time is needed to conduct clearing operations before the base can support near-normal operations. When the base operating status is code blue, XXXX, the base is open at a specific time (XXXX). Reasonable delays for reporting to work are excused. Unscheduled leave is authorized. Emergency and essential personnel are expected to report to work. Personnel should contact their chain of command for specific command/activity guidance or direction.

Code Red: This base operating status is typically used when the impact of the winter weather is severe and it will take significant effort to restore the base to near-normal operations. When the base operating status is code red, conditions are severe and the base is closed for normal operation. Only emergency and essential personnel are expected to report to work. Personnel should contact their chain of command for specific command/activity guidance or direction.

The Base Operating Status will be disseminated as follows:

MCBQ website (http://www.quantico.marines.mil/UnitHome.aspx)

MCBQ Facebook site (www.facebook.com/officialmarinecorpsbasequantico)

MCBQ Twitter site (www.twitter.com/MCB_Quantico)

MCBQ Hotline (703) 784-3638

Local television and radio stations

As a reminder and in accordance with MCBO 11210.1D, tenant commands and activities are responsible for clearing their building entrances, walkways, and sidewalks. De-icer, salt, and shovels can be obtained through ServMart.

Personnel must not park on designated snow emergency routes until snow clearing operations are complete.