Resources – Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, United States Army Band, Headquarters and Service Battalion
239 Sheridan Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/​​
 
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
Virginia’s compulsory attendance law (§22.1-254, subsection A) states that allchildren who are 5 years old on or before September 30 of the school year must attend school. This could include public school, private school, a public or private preschool program, a private tutor, or home instruction.

 

Arlington Public Schools
McKinley Elementary
Swanson Middle School
Yorktown High School
GreatSchools.org

 
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 
 

FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.

 

Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.

 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

 

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Arlington Department of Health (703) 228-3000

 

Arlington Child and Family Services (703) 228-1550
Start looking as far in advance as you can. No matter what type of care you are considering – a child care center or care in someone else’s home – finding the right child care option can take some time.

 

Arlington Department of Human Services
Programs and services help residents maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life. Strengthening Arlington families is what we do. Learn about programs, services, resources and special events.

 

Animal Welfare League of Arlington (703) 931-9241
Since 1944, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has worked to improve the lives of animals. Help us create a world where all companion animals find compassionate and permanent homes.

 

Virginia State Police (804) 674-2000