-790575-609600<br /> WEEKLY UPDATE<br />July 3, 2011<br />GREAT OPPORTUNITIES<br /><ul><li>RE-ENACTORS WANTED A local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter is looking for volunteers for the Wilkes Monument rededication ceremony July 5 to re-enact, in 1841 period costumes, Lt. Charles Wilkes’ naval surveying expedition in Puget Sound. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the monument on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North. Passes for access to JBLM to participate are available with prior coordination. Contact Gail Sawyer at 848-3176.
HEROES AT HOME II: JBLM has an exciting new program for all active duty military spouses assigned to JBLM after 2005. To be eligible the spouse must be dislocated from a job or underemployed. They provide tuition assistance, funding for books or childcare, career counseling, educational planning, resume building, interview preparation. To take advantage of this wonderful opportunity call 253-966- 7366 or 360-570-4271 or visit the Stone Education Center on Lewis Main. For information visit www.heroesathome2.com. Don’t delay they need you enrolled by October!
THE PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION'S MILITARY SCHOLARS PROGRAM: supports our nation's active and veteran servicemembers and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/
McChord art show Adults are invited to bring in their creative works June 27 to July 3 for an art exhibit July 5 to 19 at the McChord Library. The arts and crafts will be on display for the “Midsummer Knight’s Read” summer reading program. Smaller and more delicate works will be placed in a display cabinet. For more information and entry guidelines, call the library at 982-3454.
Ice Cream Day Get a FREE sundae with lunch on July 8 at the Cascade Community Center. For more information call 253-964-0331.
The JBLM Golf Tournament is held at the Whispering Firs Golf Course on July 8, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Four player scramble at $75 per player includes green fees, cart, range balls, awards banquet, tee gifts and prizes for winning teams based on number of entries. Entry deadline COB July 6. For more information call 253-982-2124.
Explore a 723-acre park, which is home to more than 200 North American animals, a lake, trails and beautiful natural exhibits. See bighorn sheep, caribou, beaver and grizzly bear from the 55-minute tram tour. Enjoy the warmth and hands-on experiences in the Discovery Center and Baker Research Cabin, or have lunch at the Fir Bough Café. Dress warm, and bring rain gear. Cost: $35 adult; $25 youth 5 - 12 yrs; $15 child 4 yrs. and younger. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited onJuly 9th at 9:45 a.m. Pre-registration required. For more information call 253-967-6263 or go to https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html to register for the trip.
USO Puget Sound Area On Saturday, June 25, USOPSA JBLM Center hosted a movie in the park for 200 people! Those who attended saw Disney’s movie Tron. Hot dogs, chips, Girl Scout cookies and swag were provided. If you missed out, the JBLM center will be hosting another movie in the park on July 8, at 7:30 p.m. the movie showing will be “Despicable Me”. For the Movie in the Park on July 8 festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PM. For the Movie in the Park on July 8 festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PM. For the Movie in the Park on July 8 festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PM.se papers (Ranger & Airlifter), check FRG and Key Spouse groups and our JBLM Center. For the Movie in the Park on July 8 festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PM festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PM festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PM
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) is seeking qualified applicants to become criminal investigators. To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years old, an E-4 or E-5 , with at least two years -- but not more than 10 years -- of time in service. Enrollees will complete 36 months of service obligation upon completion of the Apprentice Special Agent Course. For a full list of requirements and to apply, visit the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command website or call your local CID office. </li></ul>festivities begin at 7:30 PM and Despicable Me will be shown at 9:30 PMCOMMUNITY EVENTS<br /><ul><li>JBLM FREEDOM FEST: Celebrate Independence Day Monday, July 4 with JBLM at Freedom Fest! From the Down & Dirty Mud Run at 9 a.m. to the amazing fireworks at dark, Freedom Fest offers a day of fun, food, carnival rides, games and more. For more info on Freedom Fest, call 253-477-4299. LT DAN BAND CONCERT- FREE USO show on July 4 at the Freedom Fest. For more on Lt. Dan Band and their initiative, For the Common Good, view the movie at www.LtDanBandMovie.com. Proceeds benefit Snowball Express, for children of the Fallen.
Show off your car, motorcycle or bike at the annual Classy Chassis Car Show Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check-in is from 7 a.m. to noon. For more information on the Classy Chassis Car Show,, call 360-458-0856 or 253-967-3728.
Seattle International Beer Festival www.SeattleBeerFest.com July 1-3. Over 150 world class beer samples from over 15 countries. Purchase your entry on-line, show your Military ID at the Seattle Center gate, and receive five extra beer tickets AND admission discount! Your entry fee into the ultimate world beer experience includes commemorative festival beer goblet, wristband, beer tickets and free re-entry all weekend (with glass & wristband-no exceptions). Beer samples are 4 oz. each. Additional beer tickets available on-site for purchase. This offer must be purchased on-line, http://tinyurl.com/3od49fe Password: heroes. Cannot be combined with regular happy hour discount.
TACOMA FREEDOM FAIR Tacoma, Washington July 1 - 4 http://www.freedomfair.com </li></ul>Events and attractions at this year’s fair include Military Aviation Night at Cheney Stadium, air show, car and motorcycle show, live entertainment, displays, vendors, and flying demonstrations. It ends with the Northwest's biggest firework show over Puget Sound.<br /><ul><li>Red Cross volunteers The JBLM American Red Cross is looking for departments across the base that have interest in hosting youth volunteers from late June to early September. For more information or to request a volunteer, contact 968-1055, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. </li></ul>Is your Family Member Deployed, TDY, TAD or on other assignment that has taken him away from home?? Please join us for fun and fellowship at Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel Tuesday, July 12th from 5:30p-8:00p. Limited Free CYS childcare on sight. Please Bring Proof of CYS Enrollment. Our theme is Patriotic! We will have Ranch House BBQ for Dinner. Chapel NeXt will be providing the main meal, if you’re able please bring a dessert! Please RSVP to Carolyn Clanton, firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook as Chapel Next Deployed Families for more info. This event is open to all branches of service and ALL family members. <br />Trip to Mount St. Helens July 16th, Meet at the Family Resource Center, JBLM Main, to board bus at 7:30 AM. Bus returns to FRC at 6 PM. There is an entrance fee at the mountain, and no childcare is available for this trip. Please register 967-9496. <br />KIDS<br />New SUMMER HOURLY CARE HOURS AT CLARKMOOR: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 6 PM. Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM for infants – 5th grade. Cascade: Monday-Friday 6 AM to 6 PM, evening and hourly closed for the Summer. Raindrops and Rainbows Parent and Child Play Center: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to Noon & 1 PM to 4 PM. <br />Operation: Military Kids Family Camp For military families in the different stages of deployment, open to all branches of the service. The purpose of the Family Camps is to give families an opportunity to have fun, learn a little and to meet other families that are affected by deployment. This is a 3-day and 2-nights family camp! There will be workshops for both the youth and the adults, camp fun activities and group games, family time along with arts and crafts and camp fire at night (weather permitting) $25.00 registration fee per family. Points of Contact: Carey Roos at 253 445-4551 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Darleen Munson <mailto:email@example.com> 253 445-4557 edmunson <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> <br />The McChord Library invites teens to a Medieval Tournament on July 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. The event is part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. For more information call 253-982-3454<br /><ul><li>Sports physicals: If your teens are assigned to the Adolescent Medicine Clinic, it’s time to get your annual sports or activity physical scheduled. Spaces are now open. They fill up fast so be sure to make yours today. To schedule your teen’s appointment with your Adolescent Medicine Medical Home, call the Tricare Regional Appointment Center at 1 (800) 404-4506.
Summer reading: McChord Library activities are scheduled for Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for youth and 3 p.m. for teens starting July 5. Book Patch Library is holding story times Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting June 22. Book Patch activities are Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. starting June 23. Participants can attend activities at both locations. Call the McChord Library at 982-3454 or the Book Patch Library at 967-5533.
ANTHONY SLATER BASKETBALL ACADEMY will be held at the teen zone, aug 1-3, 9-11 AM for ages 5-10 yrs, 1-3 PM for ages 11-18 yrs. Anthony Slater has an undeniable passion for showing young children their dream of playing basketball is achievable and possible. Register through July 29 at Parent Central Services for $60. Details: JBLMmwr.com/CYS or 966-CYSS.
461010077470Youth bowling: Register now through July 1 for CYS Services youth bowling. The participation fee is $50 for youth ages 6 to 15. Practice begins July 6. Register at CYS Services Parent Central, Building 2295, 12th and Bitar. You’ll need a full CYS Services registration on file, a current sport physical, shot record, military, DOD or contractor identity card, and three emergency contacts. Download and fill out forms from JBLMmwr.com under WebTrac/online registration, CYS Services. For more information, call CYS Services at 967-2977.
JBLM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- Travel back to Bible times at Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid! Kids age 3 through entering 6th grade will become part of history as they see, hear & touch what it was like to live in Jesus’ hometown. They’ll explore marketplace shops, visit Jesus’ mom, take part in games & cool crafts, and sing & dance to lively Bible songs as they discover more about Jesus’ childhood. These affordable and fun experiences will make God’s Word come alive with new meaning. This faith-based adventure is July 11-15 at Lewis Main Chapel and 1-5 August at the McChord Field Chapel Support Center from 0830-1230 Monday thru Friday. Sign up at the Chapels on JBLM. Contact email@example.com for more information. </li></ul>SKIES UNLIMITED: For a complete listing of activities and classes visit www.jblmmwr.com/CYS.htm To register use Web Trac at JBLMmwr.com or visit Parent Central Services Building 2295 Lewis Main 253-966-2977.<br />McChord: <br /><ul><li>Movie Night Come join us Saturday, July 9 for our movie night on the big screen with food, fun and friends from 7–10 p.m.
Teen Late Night Join other youth center teens ages 13–18 at Teen Late Night Friday, July 22 for music, pizza, open recreation games and a chance to make new friends from 10 p.m. to midnight. Due to the base curfew, parents or guardians need to pick up participants.
Free Community Car Wash Need your car washed? Drive to the youth center Thursday, July 28 or Friday, July 29, 5–8 p.m. and we’ll wash it for free!
Adventure Camps: Over 1700 military teens (14–18 years old) will have an opportunity to participate (at little to no cost) in adventure camps scheduled through April, 2012. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are planned across the United States from Alaska to Maine and from Colorado to Georgia as well as states in between. http://militaryfamilies.extension.org/military-teen-adventure-camps</li></ul>EFMP EVENTS AND RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>EFMP Enrollments/Updates: EFMP enrollment must be updated every 3 years, or as the condition changes (whichever comes first). Your EFMP expiration date is found on your Soldier’s ERB or ORB (right-hand side). DD Forms 2792 (medical) or 2792-1 (educational) are needed to enroll, update and disenroll an Exceptional Family Member. For more info about enrollment dates, forms or process, contact Madigan EFMP: 253-968-0254 or 253-968-1370. Enrollment forms also available on the ACS EFMP website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp.html.
Camp JBLM 2011: Registration packets are available at the Waller Hall ACS EFMP office or on-line at http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp.html. The overnight registration is full, but 20 August Day Camp is open; registration ends July 16. The day camp will be day filled with activities (fishing, arts & crafts, a nature hike, karaoke, a BBQ and more). Questions? Call 253-967-3520 or e-mail JBLMIMCOMDFMWREFMP@conus.army.mil.
Companionship Program: ACS-EFMP partners with the Companionship Program to provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with special needs. The goal is to assist the participants in finding and maintaining strong friendships by providing different activities throughout the community. For more info call 253-798-2997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.</li></ul>7 July JBLM EFMP Working Focus Group at 3pm: Our mission is to identify a broad range of global issues impacting Exceptional Families within the JBLM and Army Communities. We will work collectively with senior leadership, medical personnel, community and DoD agencies to improve service delivery and quality of life. We extend an invite to anyone who is passionate about Exceptional Families, whether you are an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), a parent/spouse of an EFM, a unit representative, Senior Spouse, representative of a local school or agency, etc. The next meeting is in the Waller Hall ACS Classroom on 9 June from 3-4pm. Call 253-967-9704 if you have any questions; no RSVPs required to attend.<br /><ul><li>EFMP Camp: Registration packets are available at the Waller Hall ACS EFMP office or on-line at http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp.html. The overnight registration is full, but 20 August Day Camp is open; registration ends July 16. Questions? Call 253-967-3520 or e-mail JBLMIMCOMDFMWREFMP@conus.army.mil.</li></ul>TRAINING and EDUCATION<br />Looking for a rewarding job you can do from home and earn up to $2000.00 a month? Become a JBLM Lewis-McChord Family Child Care Provider. Join us July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Family Child Care (FCC) Orientation in Bldg. 2013B (Corner of 3rd Street and Pendleton), second floor. Due to space availability and importance of the meeting, children are not allowed. Applications for FCC certification must be returned to Bldg. 2013B, Room 127. Provisional Classes: July 11 - 15 & 18, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Family Child Care will provide Free Child Care during the provisional classes. For more information call 253-967-3039. <br />Army Family Team Building, Level 1, July 12-13th, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Call 967- AFTB to register. <br />SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY July 18-20, 9 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Family Resource Center. Call 967-9977 or email Jo.Dempsey@us.army.mil to register. Childcare vouchers available, call 966-2977 to reserve childcare. <br />FRG Point of Contact training, July 26, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Family Resource Center. Call 967-9496 to register for class. Call 966-2977 for childcare. <br />THUNDERBOLT READINESS BOOT CAMP, July 25 at North Fort Chapel. Two session times to choose from, with four classes out of fifteen available. Childcare available on site, register online. Register at www.ThunderboltReadinessBootcamp.eventbrite.com Day Camp: 8:30 AM – 2:20 PM. Twilight Camp: 5:30 PM – 8:50 PM. Courses Offered: Keeping intimacy alive, Five Love Languages, Who Moved My Cheese?, Tips and Tricks to Survive Deployment, The Art of Love Letters, Making Deployment Dollars Work for You, Credit Conscience, Fishing for Success, Stress Survivor, Safe Surving in the Social media, Wonder world of Washington, Keeping Kids connected through Deployment, Rev Up with Resiliency, Commo for Dummies, Taking Care of You, You’ve Got Mail! Care Package Ideas, Northwest Adventure Bound, and Conflict Management. <br />AAFES<br />JB Lewis-McChord Movie Schedule PH (253) 967-4329 *recordingPH (253) 967-5976 Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord Exchange<br />SUN JULY 3 – 1400 Thor (PG-13)<br />1900 Bridesmaids (R) <br />MON JULY 4 - WED JULY 6- No Showing<br />THU JULY 7 –BABIES NIGHT OUT1900 Thor (PG-13) <br />FRI JULY 8 - 1900 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) <br />SAT JULY 9 - 1100 Rio (G)1400 The Conspirator (PG-13)<br />SATURDAY JULY 9 , 7 PM Studio Appreciation –Advance Free Screening HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2, TICKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT AT 9 AM, THURSDAY, JULY 7, AT THE PX MANAGERS OFFICE, BY THE ARMED FORCES BANK – Rated PG 13 Seating open to non-ticket holders 30 minutes prior to show time. <br /> <br />SUN JULY 10 - 1100 Rio (G)1400 The Conspirator (PG-13)<br />1900 Hangover Part Two (R)<br />FREE MOVIES- The Theater at McChord Field has reopened for free weekend movies. Call 253-982-5836 for schedule.<br />911 DRIVING SCHOOL Classes held at Lewis Main Exchange. www.911DrivingSchool.com 253-512-0911. Exclusively instructed by Police Officers. <br />9525104775<br />COMMISSARY<br /><ul><li>LOOK OUT FOR THE UPCOMING CASE LOT SALES!!!JULY 12 - 16, 2011AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 03, 2011</li></ul>FINANCIAL READINESS<br />Location: Waller Hall, Room 400, 2140 Liggett Avenue <br />Hours of Operation: 0700 – 1630, Monday - Friday<br />OPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal Holidays<br />Services Available: Confidential one-on-one counseling for Service Members and their spouses (budgeting, debt management, credit counseling, investment education, general financial planning), Personal financial management classes, Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are free of charge.<br />Appointment Line: Call 253/967-7166 to make an appointment with a Financial<br />Counselor or to register for a class<br />Program Manager: Curtis Littlegreen, CFA, CFP®<br />253/967-3525, email@example.com<br /> <br />Classes at Lewis Main, please call 253/967-7166 to register<br />7/5 Saving & Investing* 1430 – 1530 Waller Hall, Room 400 <br />7/6 Car Buying Workshop 1330 – 1500 Bldg 2166 Classroom <br />7/7 Life Cycle Financial Planning 0930 – 1100 Waller Hall, Room 400 <br />7/8 Credit Repair 0930 – 1130 Waller Hall, Room 400 <br />7/11 Refinancing Your Mortgage 1330 – 1430 Bldg 2166 Classroom <br />7/12 Consumer Rights, Obligations & Scams* 1330 – 1430 Waller Hall, Room 400 <br />7/12 Ready to PCS* 1430 – 1530 Waller Hall, Room 400<br />Classes at McChord Field, please call 253/982-2695 to register<br />7/5 Personal Budgeting 0900 – 1030 Building 552 Conf Room <br />7/5 Ready to Rent 1400 – 1530 Building 552 Conf Room <br />7/8 Home Buying 1400 – 1530 Building 552 Conf Room <br />7/12 Banking 0900 – 1030 Building 551 Classroom<br />MADIGAN NEWS<br />Holiday Notes: As we approach the 4th of July we will try to keep you up to date on clinics that will close to recognize the holiday. The Family Medicine Clinic will be open on July 1 at 7:30 a.m. and will have same day appointments available. They will not be open for the regularly schedule 6:30 a.m. Active-Duty sick call.<br />MADIGAN NEEDS YOUR HELP! - Over 5000 appointments were no shows last month. That means 1) If you were trying to make an appointment and couldn’t your were frustrated 2) 5000 appointment slots went unfilled 3) Practitioners who would have been seeing patients had to be paid even though they were not seeing patients. Please be kind and cancel your appointment if you are not going to make it, either online or by calling appointment line !!! <br />MEDICAL APPOINTMENT LINE HOURS CHANGE: The medical appointment line for Madigan Healthcare System has recently extended its hours and added hours on the weekends. Beneficiaries of Madigan Healthcare System and its outlying clinics (Nisqually, Okubo, McChord, and Puyallup) can now make their appointment by calling 1-800-404-4506 between 0600 and 2000 hours Monday through Friday. The appointment line can also be reached between 0700 and 1530 on Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Federal Holidays. <br />CLEANING FOR A REASON http://www.cleaningforareason.org/ourprocess.html If you know any woman currently undergoing cancer treatment for ANY type of cancer, please pass the word that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. <br />-238125-257175WEEKLY FINANCIAL TIPS<br />SOCIAL EVENTS – With summer here, most of us get together with family and friends. Taking some time to plan ahead can keep those events stress free, even if they are impromptu. Whether you are hosting the event or not, planning can help stretch your food budget. <br />Consider having a potluck cookout. If you’re hosting the cook out, have everyone bring their favorite dish. This provides your guests a variety of choices, saves you time, and reduces your expenses. <br />Recipes – Searching for that perfect recipe?<br />Check out www.KraftFoods.com for kid friendly easy dinners. This site offers links to Kraft’s promotions and current coupons.<br />Stop searching for kid friendly food, visit www.kidshealth.org/kin/recipes/index.html. This site offers recipes that your children can make or assist you in creating. They are guaranteed to be a hit!<br />Visit www.recipematcher.com or www.supercook.com to find recipes that use ingredients you already have on hand. Not only does this help you stay in budget, it helps use up items that find their way to the back of your pantry shelf.<br /> If you want flexibility and lots of options check out www.foodnetwork.com. This site links you to coupons as well as gives you recipes that you see on TV and from some famous chefs.<br />Rushed for time, check out www.cooks.com which centers on simplicity. It offers you information on nutrition facts, cooking times and more.<br />Loved that pasta dish at your favorite restaurant, now you have the opportunity to recreate it at home. www.copykat.com gives you various recipes to create and share with family and friends.<br />Want the recipes from your favorite cooking magazine without the cost, check out www.myrecipes.com. This site features recipes from Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, All You, Real Simple, and Health.<br />If cooking isn’t your specialty, don’t worry, there are numerous alternatives to save you money and time.<br />Consider visiting your favorite grocery store for salads. Look in the refrigerated section versus the deli. Quite often, the deli packages these same salads, yet per ounce they are cheaper in the refrigerated section. <br />Look for coupons for those items you are looking to bring, whether it’s chips, cookies, or punch. Some sites that offer coupons include: www.smartsource.com, www.redplum.com or www.coupons.com. Quite often they have additional specials or coupons listed on their website or Facebook page. <br />If you plan on visiting your favorite fast food restaurant to pick up a bucket of chicken or a pizza, print a coupon to save costs at www.retailmenot.com, www.couponcodes4u.com, www.promotionalcodes.com, or www.gotodaily.com. <br />Don’t forget the drinks a fresh batch of iced tea or lemonade goes a long way in satisfying thirst on a warm summer day and cost only pennies per serving!<br />No matter which site you visit to find that perfect recipe or saving, enjoy the end result with family and friends! <br />Gates and roadwork progress on JBLM<br /><ul><li>There will be a new street light and pedestrian crossing installed through July 9 at the intersection of 41st Division Drive and Stryker Avenue. Stryker Avenue will be closed from 41st Division Drive to just short of 14th Street. Motorists are advised to get on Stryker Avenue from 41st Street heading south, take a left on Mann Street and another left on 14th Street. Detours will be in place to direct traffic.
Another section of 41st Division Drive will be closed from July 5 to 22 for road work between Ohio/Colorado avenues and Nevada/Tacoma avenues. Closure and detours will be effective from 6 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. during site working hours. Traffic to and from the residential area west of the intersection of 41st Division Drive and Ohio Avenue will not be affected. Traffic to and from the NCO facility on 41st Division Drive will use the NCO access road to enter and exit the facility. Traffic to and from businesses in the adjacent area will enter and exit via Colorado Avenue.
A repaving and widening project along three-fourths mile of Blaine Avenue between 5th Street and Eagle Circle will begin with completion estimated Sept. 2. Work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. </li></ul>will be closed to traffic except to the school and adjacent areas, with guides directing vehicles through the work site.<br /><ul><li>The repairs to 4th Division Drive (beginning at the intersection of East Gate Road and 4th Division Drive) will require the section of roadway from STA 0+00 to STA 42+00 to be closed and traffic rerouted via detour. Traffic entering from the East Gate will be directed to follow East Gate Road to 2nd Division Drive. A right turn on 2nd Division Drive will lead traffic to a right turn onto the paved combat trail that constitutes the detour route and will allow access to 4th Division Drive. Traffic traveling south on 4th Division Drive will use the same route in the opposite direction.
The D Street Gate on JBLM Lewis North: The next East Drive project plans repairs starting at the end of the D-Street widening to DuPont/Steilacoom Road requiring road closure in July.
Drivers using Jackson Avenue near Madigan Army Medical Center should expect delays for a few months as contractors begin repairing a one-mile stretch of road from the barricades near the Madigan Gate to Transmission Line Road. The project is scheduled for completion in August. </li></ul>More information about traffic revision updates and construction changes will come as the contractor announces them. For road conditions, call 967-1733. <br />BLUE STAR MUSEUMS will offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their Families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. A list of museums in our area that are participating: <br /> Burke Museum Seattle, WA <br /> Children's Museum of Tacoma Tacoma , WA <br />Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center MuseumStevenson, WA <br />DuPont MuseumDuPont, WA <br />The Henry Art GallerySeattle, WA <br />Kids Discovery MuseumBainbridge Island, WA <br />KidsQuest Children's MuseumBellevue, WA <br />Leavenworth Nutcracker MuseumLeavenworth, WA <br />Maryhill Museum of ArtGoldendale, WA <br />The Museum of FlightSeattle, WA <br />Museum of GlassTacoma, WA <br />Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)Seattle, WA <br />Naval Undersea MuseumKeyport, WA <br />Ocean Shores Interpretive CenterOcean Shores , WA <br />Puget Sound Navy MuseumBremerton, WA <br />Tacoma Art MuseumTacoma, WA <br />Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American ExperienceSeattle, WA<br />INTERESTING LINKS<br />Here's a great resource to keep on your fridge or by your desk: the most recent hours of operation & phone numbers for all MWR operations. Click on the link: http://www.jblmmwr.com/other_pages/index/hours.html<br />MILITARY ONE SOURCE www.MilitaryOneSource.com Every resource you need, free confidential counseling service, PCS information. <br />ARMY ONE SOURCE www.MyArmyOneSource.com information for Spouses and Soldiers, eLearning, Army information <br />www.MilitaryHandbooks.com Family Benefits Handbook for free PDF download. <br />www.MilSpouse.com connect with other military Spouses. Blog spot. <br />JBLM Website: www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/<br />JBLM MWR: www.jblmmwr.com<br />FOCUS MAGAZINE: www.jblmmwr.com/focus.html<br />JBLM FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/jblmmwr<br />FT LEWIS COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE: www.lewis.army.mil/resourceguide/<br />McChord Events: www.mcchordafb.us/<br />Madigan Website: www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/<br />Madigan FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/pages/Tacoma-WA/Madigan-Healthcare-System/293304441350<br />Customer Management Services Website: www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/cms/ Ideas, Comments, Complaints? Drop them a line. Confidential if you’d like. <br />ICE Website: HYPERLINK "http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=service_provider_list&site_id=957&dep=*DoD" http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=service_provider_list&site_id=957&dep=*DoD<br />EFMP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/efmpjblm<br />EFMP website: www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp.html<br />17th Fires Brigade FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/17thFiresBrigade <br />