SERVICES AND AMENITIES

 

DIGITAL MAIL SERVICE

DoD is implementing a digital service for official mail that cuts down on processing time and improves accountability. The new Digital Delivery Mail Program (DDMP) offers five benefits and is part of several DoD-wide efforts in business management reform.


The online delivery options for physical mail will affect roughly 26,000 DoD employees.


The Defense Post Office (DPO) currently processes up to 13,000 pieces of mail daily. The DDMP cuts the time for manual processing by up to three hours.


The mail is automatically sorted, and images of each piece are scanned and entered into a central system. Employees can then log into a secure, web-based system that allows them to view mail and determine what to do with it - deliver physically or digitally, discard or return to sender.


The electronic system improves accountability by creating a virtual paper trail; it also increases security.


A March 2012 Congressional report on defense business operations highlighted the program as one of its success stories as DoD endeavors to overhaul its business management systems and increase efficiencies.  


The new digital mail system will do the following:

  • Increase speed

  • Enhance security

  • Improve productivity

  • Ensure continuity of operations

  • Reduce costs over time

CONTACTS: 7:30am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 703-695-2295

 

FOOD SERVICES

Snack Bars and Dining Facilities

The snack bars, listed to the right, are operated by the Virginia State Office of Business Opportunities for the Blind (B.O.B.).

There are four snack bars and approximately 33 fast-food and casual eateries located in the Pentagon. The snack bars are operated by the Virginia State Office of Business Opportunities for the Blind. For more information on snack bars and dining facilities please go to https://my.whs.mil/services/dining-retail-and-time-saving-amenities and the chart on the following page. It should be noted that one eatery, Dominic’s, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


RETAIL AND OTHER CONSUMER SERVICES

The Department of Defense Concessions Committee was formed as the Post Restaurant Council in 1943 and has evolved from basic food service to a full spectrum provider with over 30 food service locations and other consumer services such as 17 retail stores, 290 vending machines, a steady rotation of “Rovers” and a vehicle maintenance shop providing over $1M per year to Pentagon and Mark Center employees via Morale, Welfare and Recreation organizations.

Center Courtyard

The Pentagon comprises a five-acre central plaza, shaped like a pentagon, informally known as “ground zero,” a nickname based on the presumption that the Soviet Union would target one or more nuclear missiles at this location in the event of an outbreak of nuclear war.

The enclosed courtyard is frequently used for performances, displays, speeches, award ceremonies, receptions, and other special events. In addition, the Center Courtyard is used by Pentagon employees for lunch and fresh air breaks.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Vending machines are located throughout the building.

  • Retail and personalized services are located at the Pentagon to include:

    • The U.S. Post Office

    • The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (for Pentagon employees only).

    • Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit Union, and the Bank of America.

  • The Department of Defense Concessions Committee (DoDCC) oversees all food service, retail, and vending machines on the Pentagon Reservation.


CONCESSION CONTACTS AND SNACK BARS:

  • DoDCC Office 5B843 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-F, 703-697-1262

  • Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles: 1-866-DMVLINE 1-866-368-5463

  • Lorraine’s Snack Bar 2D353 5:00 am to 6:30 pm, M-F, 703-521-1219

  • Maurice’s Snack Bar 2B1048 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, M-F, 703-521-3154

  • Patrick’s Snack Bar 1B853 5:00 am to 3:30 pm, M-F, 703-521-4977

  • Chet’s Snack Bar 2B1048 6:30 am to 4:00 pm, M-F, 703-271-5433   

 

PENTAGON ATHLETIC CENTER

The Pentagon Athletic Center (PAC) is open daily, including weekends and holidays (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). The hours of operation are 5:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and government holidays hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (at the Pentagon location). The PAC can be accessed by corridor 7, mezzanine level, G-ring and is located on the basement level between stairwell 64 (Corridor 6) and stairwell 74 (Corridor 7).

The PAC provides physical fitness facilities and fellowship for DoD military and civilian personnel who choose to become members. The PAC is a non-appropriated fund activity operated by the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Support Services-Washington. All active-duty, reserve military, and DoD civilian personnel in the NCR with Pentagon access are eligible to become members of the PAC.

“Civilian personnel” includes contractor employees, technical representatives, and employees of military banking facilities and credit unions who work on the Pentagon Reservation fulltime in support of the DoD mission. Contractor membership is not intended to authorize participation by routine service, delivery, repair, or other similar personnel.

Dues are payable at the start of membership and may be paid annually or in semi-annual installments. There are also daily, weekly, and monthly rates, as well as rates for Temporary Duty and Temporary Additional Duty personnel.

For additional information about the PAC please call 703-614-9998 or visit the PAC’s website at https://sswpac.hqda.pentagon.mil/Home.aspx

  • Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

  • Paid membership is required; dues are minimal.


PAC ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES:

  • Group exercise classes

  • Massage therapists

  • Physical fitness specialists

  • Full-line strength training equipment

  • Full-line cardio equipment

  • Racquetball/handball/squash courts

  • Basketball and multipurpose (badminton & volleyball) courts

  • Heavy-bag and speed-bag room

  • Functional Core training room

  • PT/Stretching/TRX training area

  • Swim and run club

  • Combatives training

  • Outdoor exercise equipment

  • 6-lane/25m-lap swimming pool and 2 large hot tubs

  • Saunas and steam rooms

  • 3-lane indoor track (1/9 mile)

  • Towel service

  • Temporary-use lockers

   

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PENTAGON LIBRARY AND CONFERENCE CENTER

The Pentagon Library and Conference Center is located outside of the Pentagon building under the River terrace Parade Ground— to access the facility exit the Pentagon through the corridor 8 entrance towards North Parking on the first floor.

Conference Center

The Conference Center includes a large multi-purpose room capable of seating 250 people and 14 smaller meetings rooms of varying sizes and is available for official DoD business or for functions related to official duty. Located in the conference center is a grill to provide food services for your participants. All meetings must have a DoD sponsor and reservations are accepted on a first come – first served basis. For information or assistance with scheduling a room, audiovisual support or catering services contact the Concierge Desk at 703-697-9263. An online scheduler is available at: https://conference.osd.mil/.

Pentagon Library

The Pentagon Library provides information resources and research services to DoD personnel working at the Pentagon and in the NCR region, including active-duty military, civilians, reservists, and government contractors.

To become a member of the Pentagon Library, register in person for a library card. Registration allows members to borrow Library materials and access electronic resources, such as articles, reports, and military documents. Through the Pentagon Library, members have access to a broad range of mission-relevant information necessary to perform their jobs.

Our expert librarians provide assistance with specialized inquires and help obtain any books, articles, reports, or documents.

The Library holds a large collection of books and journals. Its online resources include dozens of article databases and a growing collection of online reports and documents (including e-books). The collection includes Military Sciences and Arts, International Relations, Law and Legislative History, Military Documents, Army Regulations, OSD, and National Capital Region resources in electronic, paper and microform formats.

Specifically, the collection focuses on:

Leadership: Includes suggested leadership development reading from all military branches, as well as from the Joint Forces Staff College and the Combat Studies Institute.

Homeland Defense: Includes material relevant to Border and Transportation Security Directorate, Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as a recent study on the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism.

International Security Affairs: Information for country studies, NATO, World Organizations and United Nations, as well as the CIA World Fact Book.

Legislative Affairs: Useful information for legal affairs. Includes Congressional Directory, Code of Federal Regulations, military laws, and federal, state, and local regulations.

Logistics: Information and Regulations on military installations, rates and allowances, travel, lodging and dining, and passport services.

Manpower and Personnel: Military benefits, military and civilian employment, career programs and retirement computations.

History: Resources for historians, includes biographical information on Army, Air Force, Navy Leaders, Senior Defense Officials, and military history.

To visit the Library’s primary location at the Pentagon, proceed through the E ring exit of the Pentagon, on the first floor at Corridor 8, and cross the “bridge” to the PLC2. The Library has a satellite location at the Mark Center on level B1.

Library hours of operation are from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The library is closed on holidays. Search the Library’s collections at http://www.whs.mil/library/.

CONFERENCE CENTER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hours of operation are 7:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday; closed holidays

  • Large multi-purpose room seats 250

  • 14 smaller meeting rooms

  • Provides catering services

  • Collocated within the Pentagon Library

CONTACTS:

Concierge: 703-697-9263
Pentagon Conference Center website: https://conference.osd.mil/
Pentagon: PLC2
Circulation and Interlibrary Loan: 703-695-1992
Information Services and Research Librarians: 702-695-1997
Mark Center Library: Room B1-D13 703-372-3613
Library Homepage: www.whs.mil/library


PENTAGON CHAPLAINCY

The Office of the Pentagon Chaplain supports and provides for the free exercise of religion for all personnel, military and civilian, assigned to the Pentagon. The Pentagon Chaplain’s mission is:

  • To offer faithful, dedicated, and compassionate service to God and all people.

  • To put people first, holding it as a sacred trust to support the faith needs of all, their spiritual journey, and the need for confidential counsel.

  • To provide the highest professional standards of pastoral care.

Religious needs are supported through:

  • Worship services for many distinct faith groups.

  • Bible studies and prayer breakfasts.

  • Religious education opportunities.

  • Support for special religious holidays and events.

  • Holy Scriptures and religious literature.

  • Pastoral care and counseling that is completely confidential.

  • Support in times of challenge and crisis. The Pentagon Chaplain’s Office conducts religious services in the chapel (Room 1E438) that adjoins the America’s Heroes Memorial. For further information, please contact the Pentagon Chaplain’s Office at 703-695-3336 or e-mail at pentchap-mailbox@conus.army.mil.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chaplain services support the free exercise of religion for all Pentagon personnel.

  • Worship services are available for many distinct faith groups.

  • Bible studies and prayer breakfasts are also available.

  • Pastoral care and counseling are confidential.

CONTACTS:
Pentagon Chaplaincy: 703-695-3336
http://www.hqda.army.mil/chaplain/

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Room 1E443





Contact Information: 

Telephone: 703-692-5121
E-mail: WHS.2017Transition@mail.mil

 

 

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