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    • Dragonslayer Battalion Weekly Update, March 1 5TH BATTALION 5TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT’S FACEBOOK PAGE <- VISIT!!!1. A LEGACY OF HOPE, MG (Ret.) and Mrs. Graham share their experience with tragedy Come out and learn about resilience from a firsthand perspective. MG (Ret.) Mark Graham and Mrs. Carol Graham discuss how they have coped with and continue to work through the tragic loss of two sons - one college-aged son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq only seven months later. Their discussion will highlight many of the resources that are available to assist with building resiliency. This exceptional opportunity will provide the JBLM community with additional tools to understand, prevent, and deal with tragedy in their lives. Help spread the Graham’s message of hope across the JBLM community. The event is open to the entire JBLM community to include all I Corps and tenant unit military, civilians, significant others of service members, and extended families. Note this event is not appropriate for children or teens. If you, your service member, or someone you love is battling with depression or if you are simply interested in the topic, the Grahams will share their experiences three times at Carey Theater, JBLM Main, March 1st, 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. and March 2nd, 10 a.m. Each presentation will last roughly 90 minutes. Contact LTC Scott Newberg for more information at 253.477.0268 or scott.j.newberg.mil@mail.mil. Please RSVP to Roxanne.M.Goins.civ@mail.mil if your Family member would like to attend. Families are WELCOME to attend with their soldier.2. 25th ANNIVERSARY NORTHWEST WOMEN’S SHOW March 1-3, Century Link Field Event Center, Seattle. Hundreds of vendors, stages for demonstrations, wine garden, hundreds of vendors, vintage clothing boutique, food for purchase, information, give aways. www.nwwomensshow.com Hours: Friday, 11a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 admission fee.3. MILITARY SAVES WEEK, FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 2ND. Visit www.MilitarySaves.org for helpful information on how to pay off debt, grow your savings, and enjoy financial freedom. 4. OPERATION BABY SHOWER Saturday, March 16, McChord Club/Community Center, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free baby bags for the first 50 moms, door prizes, games, free hors d’oeuvres, free mocktail bar, Wii Fit tournament for Dads, nursing lounge. Free event honoring expecting couples and new parents. For more info, 253-982-0718. 5. JBLM TAX CENTERS The center had a record breaking year in 2012 but wants to do more, Tax Center OIC CPT Keaton Troy said, offering the first- ever JBLM drop-off program for service members in grades E1 through E4. For information, contact CPT Troy at 253-967-1040. The Tax Center will be open full time through April 16th, 2013. Hours for the Tax Center are 0800 - 2000, Monday through Friday and 0900-1700, on Saturdays. The Tax Center is located in BLDG T-6069, across from Iron Mike statute, across street from Main Exchange. We also are located in BLDG 100 on McChord Field RM 3005, phone number is 253-967-1040.
    • The JBLM Tax Center is offering a new E1-E4 Priority Drop Off Program. Do you want to save money? Do you want to save time? Do you want quality review over your tax return? The E-1 to E-4 drop off program allows servicemembers on JBLM to have tax returns prepared while still at work. Documents needed for drop off program: * W-2 (Up to three only) * 1099 INT or 1099 * No rental property * Filing status - Single or Married Filing Jointly * Copy of All Social Security Cards on tax return (including children) * Copy of Military ID6. PASSPORT TO TRAVEL, travel fair, Wednesday, March 6 at AFC Arena, JBLM Main, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Talk to vacation experts in person, exclusive military discounts, vendors feature inns, resorts, hotels, theme parks, cruise lines, tourism, travel bureaus, vacation destinations, and more! Call 253-967-3085 for details.7. PIERCE COUNTY ALERT This free service allows you to sign up to get alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, e-mail, home phone, and more. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive alerts about emergencies that may affect your residence, workplace, child’s school, or other areas as long as those locations are within the boundaries of Pierce County. Sign up today, visit: www.piercecountywa.gov or call 253-798-6595.8. THE ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is a need based scholarship program established to assist children and spouses of Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years. We are now accepting applications for academic year 2013- 2014. The deadline is 1 May 2013. http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/Scholarships.aspx9. THE FORT LEWIS FAMILY MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP Fund is accepting 2013 scholarship applications to April 10. Applications can be downloaded from www.fortlewisscholarship.com. Applicants are encouraged to use the fill-in form. Family members of active duty service members, retirees and surviving family members are eligible to receive scholarships without regard to family income or rank of the service member. The applicant remains anonymous until the process is complete. The Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund typically awards more than $29,000 per year, which comes from charitable donations from many sources. Applications are judged on multiple criteria including but essay response, grades, community involvement and leadership. For information go to ftlewisfamilyscholarship@hotmail.com.10. INTERNATIONAL SPOUSE ORIENTATION International spouses who are new to Joint Base Lewis-McChord are invited to attend the International Spouses Orientation March 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Army Community Service in Waller Hall, bldg. 2140 Liggett Ave. Information includes details on obtaining a job, getting a driver’s license, English as a second language, citizenship and more. For more information, call 253-967-3633 or 253-967-3550.11. Family & MWR Directorate is looking for a licensed massage therapist to work at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center at JBLM. The work will be provided through a concession contract, with all supplies & equipment provided by the contractor. If you are or know of a licensed LMT who is interested, please contact the Sports Facilities Coordinator, Judson Lang, at 253-967-2604 or 967-2802.
    • 12. JBLM ACAP MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT 1400-1700, the 3rd Thursday of every month (March 21) at the Great American Casino, 10117 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA. Opportunity to connect with employers and build a network of professional contacts.13. NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION March 12. For all new arrivals to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is held at the McChord Collocated Clubs, Bldg.700 Barnes Blvd, JBLM-McChord Field. Event includes complimentary lunch, bus tour of JBLM-Lewis Main and Lewis-North, static displays/on & off post vendors, and on site free child care. Casual/civilian attire (no earrings for male Soldiers). For more information call Lewis Main at 253-967-3628 or McChord-Field at 253-982-3125.14. INTERNATIONAL SPOUSE ORIENTATION International spouses who are new to Joint Base Lewis-McChord are invited to attend the International Spouses Orientation March 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Army Community Service in Waller Hall, bldg. 2140 Liggett Ave. Information includes details on obtaining a job, getting a driver’s license, English as a second language, citizenship and more. For more information, call 253-967-3633 or 253-967-3550.15. HIRING OUR HEROES job fair, Seattle, March 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses are welcome at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle. This hiring fair is free to employers and job seekers. For assistance registering, contact hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call (202) 463-580716. The American Red Cross has a new FREE FIRST AID APP. This app has received high ratings. Very good tool for everyday first aid knowledge and also for first aid in case of an emergency. You can download the app from either the iTunes Store or Google Play, search: Red Cross. This and other Red Cross emergency preparedness apps are available.17. FLEA MARKET VENDORS WANTED Clean out your attic and closets and sell your household treasures at the Spring Flea Market March 23 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the MWR Fest Tent (next to Bowl Arena Lanes on Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main). You can rent a 12-foot space for $24 or an 18-foot space for $34. If you need even more than your 18-foot space, each additional 6- foot space costs $8. Call 967-6772 to reserve your spaces now!18. Every month the FISHER HOUSE (www.FortLewisFisherHouse.org) has a wish list that includes the Top 3 and other currently needed items for the house. If you are interested in donating any of these items please contact the Fisher House to set up a drop off time. Thank you for your support! Current “Top 3″ Needs: 1. Spray n Wash/Laundry Spot Treatment 2. Fruit Snacks 3. Individual drink packets (i.e. to mix with water) March 2013 (Current Wish List) Big Item Wish List Items we are Always in Need of:  Bottled Water  Fresh Fruit  Dishwasher detergent  Fresh Vegetables  Dryer sheets  All-purpose cleaner  Febreeze
    •  Garbage bags (all sizes)  Shower curtain liners (white or clear)  Juice Boxes  Snacks (individual packages)  Laundry detergent (HE only)  Swiffer (dry and wet)  Laundry softener (HE only)  Toilet paper  Paper Napkins  Ziplock bags (all sizes)  Paper towels19. FREE SAT AND ACT PREP PROGRAMS: The SAT and ACT DVD includes more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions, and practice tests. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace. Who is eligible to receive the donated software? Eligible recipients include Service Members from all branches of the Military who are active duty, retired, Veterans, Guard, Reserve, DoD employees and civilians performing military support. Also eligible are relatives and dependents of anyone who otherwise qualifies from the prior list. How do I order? The eKnowledge Sponsorship covers the complete $200 purchase price for the SAT or ACT program. There is a nominal charge of $17.55 for materials and shipping. To order online: www.eKnowledge.com/JBLM or telephone 941-256-407620. THE WARRIOR CHECK-UP is a unique opportunity for Soldiers with questions or concerns about their alcohol or substance use to take stock of their situation and think through their options with a counselor who is outside the military system. Command has no access to names or information of participants. A study funded by the Department of Defense, callers may also complete a series of questionnaires and earn up to $175. This service is no- pressure, nonjudgmental and entirely telephone-based. Call 888 685-3889 to find out more!"21. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while getting connected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday of the month (March 5 & 19) 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by contacting Kelli McMorris: McMorK@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 9849922. RENT MCCHORD THEATER FOR PARTIES Entertain your guests with a DVD from the theater list, decorate the lobby and bring in your own food and cake. For an additional fee, guests can pick up popcorn and soda from the concession stand. For more information or to schedule a party, call the McChord Community Center at 253-982- 0718/0719.23. LEWIS ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER RELOCATED All Arts & Crafts services are now located at McChord Field. Come and visit the one-stop Arts & Crafts Center at 1121 Barnes Blvd. Turn left at the first stoplight from the main gate and go straight until the next stoplight. McChord Arts & Crafts and Auto Centers are on your right. Hours of operation for Arts & Crafts are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, and closed weekends. For more information, call 253-982-6726.24. MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLCs) are licensed professionals who provide situational, problem- solving consultations anonymously and confidentially. No written records are kept, and it is free to military and Family members. BOB KERREBROCK, THE 17TH FIRES BRIGADE MFLC has an office inside the brigade’s building on North Fort, Room 235. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services and can be reached at (253) 677-3883.25. HELP FUND THE BATTALION BALL! 5-5 ADA Battalion THROW BLANKETS are in stock, no waiting for an order. $40, for large four-color throw. Contact your Battery leadership for purchase. Check out photo for design.
    • 26. THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) is available at both Fort Lewis and McChord Field. The EAP is a free, confidential information, referral and consultation service available to the following individuals: DOD Civilian Employees, Retired military personnel, and FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, Retirees and DOD Civilians. To schedule an appointment, or for more information call 253-982-5815(McChord) or 253-967- 1412 (JBLM Main office).27. JBLM VETERINARY CENTER, Bldg. 768, Warehouse Road, McChord Field offers services and preventive care for pets of active-duty service members and retirees. 253-982-3951 for appointments and information.28. JBLM MAIN THRIFT SHOP (OPERATED BY LEWIS COMMUNITY SPOUSES CLUB) HOURS T, W &TH 9:30 -2:30, and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Located at Bldg 2070 &2071, Pendleton Avenue, JBLM Main. Please ask about volunteering at the Thrift shop there are many Perks! Just to name a few: free babysitting, lower consignment fees, and working with a staff of friendly people in an exciting place. Also visit us on Facebook; Fort Lewis Thrift Shop. Info: 253-964-0445. All profits earned are used for charitable contributions to others organizations on and off base, and the JBLM Scholarship Fund, that benefits Spouses and graduating seniors.29. JBLM MCCHORD FIELD THRIFT SHOP (OPERATED BY OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB OF MCCHORD) HOURS T, W, & TH, and first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All profits earned are used for charitable contributions to benefit Team McChord, the local community, and the OSC sponsored scholarship for Spouses and graduating seniors.30. JBLM MWR FOCUS MAGAZINE March Edition: http://www.jblmmwr.com/pdf/focus/March%20e-Focus.pdf available in print editions. Pick up your free copy at any MWR location, or the entrance of the Exchange.31. DOD SAFE HELPLINE- Department of Defense Safe Helpline, is a secure, anonymous and confidential crisis support service that connects members of the military community to live sexual assault professionals for one-on-one support. Access DoD Safe Helpline 24/7, from anywhere in the world, by calling 877-995-5247 or visiting the Safe Helpline website at www.safehelpline.org. To find help near you, text your zip code, installation or base name to: 55-247 (in the U.S.) or 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.) RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with DoD or your chain of command.32. ARMY OFFERS NEW APP- Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community can now download frequently requested info about installation activities and events to Apple or Android mobile device, using the "My Military Communities" (myMC2) smartphone app. Smartphone users can download myMC2 by searching for "My Military Communities" in Google Play or iTunes. Once installed, users can select "Joint Base Lewis-McChord" (or one of more than 30 other participating installations) to view a customer service directory and an event calendar for their base, using the app. For more information about the MWR app, visit the Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR website at www.jblmmwr.com.33. COLLEGE GRANTS FOR AF STUDENTS If you’re an Air Force family with a family member in college or starting college in the fall of 2013, you may be eligible for a $2,000 grant. The AFAS General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program helped 3,000 college students last year and expects to make the same number of awards in 2013. Don’t hesitate because you think you make too much money. The program has a better that 50 percent selection rate! Find out more at the Air Force Aid Society website, www.afas.org.
    • 34. JOB WEBSITES: www.usajobs.gov http://careers.wa.gov https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspxRUMOR HAS IT…SEQUESTRATION AND MILITARY FAMILIES- http://www.militaryfamily.org/feature-articles/sequestration-rumor-fact.html Rumor: Military Pay and Allowances will be cut. FALSE Fact: Military pay and allowances are protected. Paychecks will be paid on time and basic allowance for housing and other pays will continue. Retirees and survivors will also continue to receive their payments and annuities. Rumor: Troops deployed to Afghanistan will come home early because of sequestration. False. Fact: Department of Defense (DoD) is protecting funding for operations in Afghanistan. The bad news is that no one knows where the funding is coming from and cuts to training accounts could delay the preparation of replacements for service members currently deployed. Rumor: Sequestration will cause a government shutdown. False. Fact: While DoD will immediately have more than $40 billion less to fund its operations after March 1, the effects of the cuts will occur over the next several months. Information from the Services suggests that the effects will be more severe after April and especially this summer. Child care centers will operate and schools and commissaries will remain open, but services will diminish and many programs and agencies will cut their hours. The greatest effects will be seen in military readiness, as it declines over the next year, but this is not a shutdown. Check back for updates later in March regarding a possible government shutdown due to the end of the funding in the Continuing Resolution. Rumor: Contract workers will lose their jobs. Unknown. Fact: There is no one answer for the impact on contract workers. Present contracts should be honored. Future contracts may be cancelled, modified or postponed. For a specific answer, check with your contracting agency. Rumor: Wounded warrior programs are in jeopardy. False—maybe. Fact: DoD says wounded warrior programs are protected. But, support for wounded warriors and their families is provided through several different programs, including military health care, the Army Wounded Warrior Program, Marine for Life, and Navy Safe Harbor. Many of these programs are staffed by civilians who might be furloughed. More details are needed before we can determine just how total support for wounded warriors and their families will be affected. Rumor: Only non-essential DOD civilians could be furloughed for up to 22 days. False. Fact: Most of the 800,000 DOD civilians around the world could be furloughed for up to 22 days beginning April 25. The once-a-week furlough day would result in a 20 percent cut in their pay. All parts of the country and military communities overseas will be affected. Eighty percent of these workers work outside of the National Capital region. This furlough will affect all civilians equally, but DoD has identified only limited exceptions to the furloughs, including civilians in war zones, foreign workers overseas, and political appointees.
    • Rumor: Family health care will probably be affected with longer wait times and less access. True.Fact: The military health system is NOT exempt and will be cut by $3 billion. DoD civilians, who will be subject tofurlough, make up 40 percent of the total workforce in military hospitals and clinics. This could result in reductions inclinic hours and care. Referrals for “elective” care might be delayed or frozen. If sequestration drags on, DoD maydelay payment to civilian doctors who see TRICARE patients.Rumor: TRICARE for Life is protected from sequestration. True—But.Fact: Funding for TRICARE for Life and Medicare is protected, except that Medicare payments to doctors will be cutby 2 percent under sequestration. So, Medicare-eligible TRICARE beneficiaries can continue to visit their civiliandoctors and have their medical claims paid. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries who receive care in military hospitals andclinics may find it more difficult to get an appointment because of civilian furloughs. They may also find that themilitary pharmacy is trying to save money by no longer stocking some medications or filling prescriptions for asmaller number of days than usual. Pharmacy civilian staff will also be furloughed and so wait times at thepharmacies may climb. We encourage beneficiaries to check out TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery.Rumor: Community support services will cease to exist. False.Fact: Offices that service military families – Army Community Service, Fleet and Family Support Centers, Airman andFamily Service Centers, Marine Corps Community Services – could have to adjust hours and services due to thecivilian furloughs. They are also subject to hiring freezes. Smaller staffs will result in longer waits for families needingservices such as counseling, financial advice, new parent support programs, survivor outreach, and victimadvocates.Rumor: Only military children in DoD schools will be affected by sequestration. False.Fact: While Department of Defense schools are NOT exempt from civilian furloughs, DoD insists they will work toprovide school children with a full year of quality education and ensure each school maintains its accreditation. It’simportant to remember that military families will also be hurt by cuts to civilian programs. Federal educationprograms face cuts of $106 million in Impact Aid money that supports civilian schools educating military kids; $1billion in special education programs; $140 million in student financial aid; and $1.3 billion in Title I funding thathelps many schools attended by military children.Rumor: Many Child Development Centers will experience reduced hours and available slots. True.Fact: The impact on Child Development Centers (CDC) and Child and Youth Services is unclear. Some centers arestaffed by Non-appropriated fund (NAF) workers who will not be affected by furloughs. Others are staffed by civiliangovernment employees and some by a mixture of both types. Centers staffed by DoD civilians will be affected byfurloughs. Decisions on cutbacks on hours or services will be made locally.Rumor: Commissaries will go away. False.Fact: Commissaries and its headquarters will be closed on Wednesdays, in addition to any days the commissaries arecurrently closed.Rumor: Base exchanges will have to cut hours. False.Fact: Military exchanges (AAFES, NEXCom, Marine Corps Exchange) do not receive appropriated funding (other thansome support for shipping goods overseas) and so will not have to adjust hours because of sequestration.
    • Rumor: PCS orders will be affected. Unknown. Fact: What will happen to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves is unclear. Funds for dislocation allowances tied to PCS moves will be available, but transportation offices will be short-staffed because of civilian furloughs. When we asked if funds to cover the transportation of household goods and families would be affected by sequestration, we were told each Service will decide soon on the extent of PCS moves this summer. GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE35. ST. PATTY’S DAY 5K/10K and IRISH CRAIC Enter the 2013 St. Patty’s Day 5K/10K Run March 16 and stick around for the basewide Irish Craic afterward. Register by noon, March 5, to guarantee a race T-shirt and JBLM access pass. You also may register on race day; a $5 late fee applies. Register online at JBLMmwr.com/races. Call 253-967-4768 for race details. Attend the Irish Craic at the MWR Fest Tent March 16 after the race. Authentic Irish bangers and mash, plus Irish stout, are being served starting at 2:30 p.m. Live entertainment is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and features Tiller’s Folly band and Irish dancers Scoil Rince Slieveloughane. Door prizes will be given away, including a grand prize of four regular season Seahawks tickets to a home game. The fest tent is located behind Bowl Arena Lanes on Liggett Avene at JBLM Lewis Main36. CHILD CARE WHILE YOU WORK OUT AVAILABLE AT JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER. Fee is $4 per hour, per child, with two hour limit. Brand new facility.37. OUTDOOR RECREATION TRIPS: Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North or through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. For more info, 253-967-6263. More trips: http://www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_tours.html Ski-n-snowboard at Mission Ridge, Saturday, March 2 Travel across the mountains to central Washington for a day of skiing at the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort Saturday, March 2. Gear is provided; go to the NAC to be fitted. ($50; transportation only: $30) Westport Crabbing Saturday, March 2 Join us for a day of fun at Westport! On Saturday, March 2, you’ll learn how to catch, identify and cook crabs. Gear and bait are included. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license. ($35) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs. Snowmobile the cascades, Saturday, March 2 Join us for a day of fun at Westport! On Saturday, March 2, you’ll learn how to catch, identify and cook crabs. Gear and bait are included. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license. ($35) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.  Military Appreciation Day at Crystal Friday, March 8 Don’t miss the chance to ski or ride Crystal for half-price Friday, March 8! Transportation and gear are provided (go to the NAC to be fitted for gear). Lift tickets aren’t included but should be purchased at the mountain. ($40; transportation only: $25).  Winter survival camping trip March 9-10 Head to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park for an overnight trip
    • (March 9–10) to learn the basics of trip preparation and travel, shelter construction and survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping. There is a mandatory pre-trip class Wednesday, March 6, 5–6 p.m. Fee includes winter camping class, group gear (not including sleeping bag), park entrance and two camp meals. Minimum age: 18 ($75).38. FITNESS CLASSES AT SHERIDAN SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTER 253-967-7311: ZUMBA CLASSES- Tuesdays 1700 Thursdays 1730 CARDIO KICKBOXING- Wednesdays 1700 WEIGHT TRAINING- Wednesdays 1630 BODY TONING AND CROSS FIT- Wednesdays 163039. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF PUGET SOUND Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound nurtures the academic, cultural, and social lives of children facing adversity to positively change the trajectory of their young lives. Our evidence-based outcomes show that our Littles, mentored by caring adult Bigs, have more success than their non- mentored peers. Children are matched with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships, which change their lives for the better, forever.Our agency continues to serve children from a broad range of life. We are proud to announce our partnership with theU.S. Military to serve children of active-duty, the fallen, and deployed military personnel of all branches, includingReservists and National Guard. Military children are matched with retired military, inactive service members, and caringcivilians to provide an added durable layer of support.Please give an hour or two a month to work with a youth. The impact you make on both their life and yours will last alifetime!To enroll a military child, contact Susan.Burges@bbbsps.org, or call (206) 456-9794.To inquire about youth mentorship, contact Ruvin.Munden@bbbsps.org, or call (206) 402-9162.40. BINGO EVERY FRIDAY IN GLOBEMASTER GRILL. Cards go on sale at 5 p.m., early-bird game starts at 5:30 p.m., cover-all game is at 6 p.m., jackpot is $800–$1,195. To ask how you can become a club member, call the McChord Club at 253-982-5581, or visit afclubs.net for an application. The club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.41. FUN AT HEROES SPORTS LOUNGE Want entertainment more nights of the week? Come out to Heroes Sports Lounge inside Cascade Community Center at Lewis Main. Sundays, watch NFL Sunday Ticket football starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, play bar bingo for prizes — it’s free to play! Bring your friends for karaoke at 9 p.m. on Fridays and enjoy bar and food specials. For more info, call 253-964-0331.42. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while getting connected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by- contacting Kelli McMorris: McMork@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499.43. WEAR BLUE: RUN TO REMEMBER RUNNING CLUB, JBLM Chapter- Each Saturday, "Wear Blue: Run to Remember" meets at Powderworks Park in DuPont, WA, at 9 a.m., to serve as a living memorial to fallen Service Members. Names of Fallen Warriors from JBLM are read out loud before each run. You can run/walk a 5K or 10K course each Saturday, as well as train for marathons in the area, and support Spouses/Families of Fallen Warriors. For more information please visit their website at http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/
    • 44. “HEROES HALF” Marathon, April 23, Everett WA. Half Marathon and 10k, sponsored by USO Northwest, Operation Homefront and City of Everett to benefit veterans. Military Team Competition categories. Military and Veteran race fee discounts. Two day health and fitness expo. A flat and fast course along the Snohomish River. www.heroeshalf.com45. ADULT SWIM LESSONS are available at Keeler Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 PM. We advertise them as free 30 minute sessions on a drop in basis so there is no need to sign up for a formal class. Questions please call 253-967-6652.46. WAITING FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP, an ACS sponsored group, is an outreach support group for active duty Families on unaccompanied tours (Korea), extended temporary duty or field training exercises. Interested? Please contact ACS- Relocation at 253-967-363347. NURSING SCHOLARSHIP Applications for the $5,000 Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship are now available for nurses wanting to advance their training in pediatric lung and respiratory diseases or to prepare for positions in clinical practice and management. Applicants are specifically required to have prospects of full-time employment that have a direct relationship with pediatric lung and respiratory disease nursing. To view the scholarships complete requirements, download the nursing scholarship brochure at http://www.legion.org/publications/160907/nursing-scholarship-brochure. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 15. To request an application packet, contact the American Legion Americanism and Children & Youth Division, Attn: Eight and Forty Nursing Scholarship, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206. KIDS48. PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP, April 1-5, 1 - 4 p.m. at the AFC Arena, $45/Child. Ages 7-12. Sign up at Leisure Travel Services, Bldg. 2275, Liggett Ave, starting March 1. A 5-day workshop to write & rehearse a show to be performed at Kids Fest April 4. For info call 253-967-5776.49. PLAY TO LEARN is a FREE collaborative program for parents, family, and caregivers who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together! Play to Learn is a drop-in program, no registration needed. Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. (Brought to you by Tacoma Children’s Museum and a grant by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services) Escape Zone Bldg 841, off Lincoln Boulevard McChord Field March 6 - Alphabet March 13 - Going Green March 20 - Colors of Spring March 27 - Dental Health
    • 50. CYSS TRACK AND FIELD Register now through March 22 for CYS Services track and field. The fee is $55 per child ages 6–15. Register at CYS Services Parent Central, building 2295, 12th and Bitar. You’ll need a full CYS Services registration on file, current sports physical, shot record, military, DoD or contractor identity card, and two emergency contacts. Download and fill out forms from JBLMmwr.com under WebTrac/online registration, CYS Services. For more information, call CYS Services at 253-966-2977. 51. HIRED! Apprentice Program for Teens. Next training session starts in January CYS Teens can bolster college applications with the Hired! Apprentice Program. Teens ages 15-18 earn valuable work experience, and earn $500 at the end of the program, by reporting to work at MWR operations. For more information call 253-967-4694. 52. TEEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you 16 to 18 and seeking employment? Then come into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Employment Readiness Program. The ERP is open Mondays thru Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located at JBLM Lewis Main in Building 2166 (ACS Annex), 12th and Liggett Avenue. Take the first step; come into the ERP for more details.53. OPERATION PURPLE CAMP APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN- Camp means more to military kids than just a week away from home. While mom or dad may rejoice in a kid-free week, military kids attending Operation Purple® Camp are learning they are not alone in their lifestyle struggles. In fact, at Operation Purple Camp we recognize the service of our military kids alongside their family and service member parent or guardian. At Operation Purple Camp, military children can escape the stress of everyday life and enjoy just being a kid, surrounded by others who understand how challenging military life can be, especially when mom or dad is deployed. Campers ride horses, climb towers, plummet down water slides, and more in a “purple” environment that includes kids of all ranks and services, including the reserve and guard components. This, as the military terms it, “purple” environment is unmatched by other programs currently serving military kids. Operation Purple Camp provides a fun yet structured schedule that is designed to support military kids dealing with the stresses of deployment. All military kids experiencing deployment within their family are eligible to apply, but first priority goes to children who have not attended Operation Purple Camp in previous summers. Kids that would benefit from this amazing experience are encouraged to have their parents apply now! http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation- purple/traditional-camps/ The Operation Purple Camp application is available online for only four weeks, beginning February 4, 2013 and closing March 4, 2013. If you’d like more information about Operation Purple Camp visit the National Military Family Associations website. http://www.militaryfamily.org/54. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF PUGET SOUND is seeking military youth to be partnered with a Big Brother/Sister. They are also looking for service members who might be interested in being a mentor (Big). If you are interested contact: Kara Sanders at 206-763-9060 ext 212 / Kara.Sanders@bbbsps.org55. FREE TEEN CARDIO AND STRENGTH TRAINING is available for teens ages 13–15. Meet with a youth fitness trainer to establish a personal workout program. The program is available weekdays, 3–7 p.m. Stop by the CYS Services Sports Office (2295 12th St. at Bitar Ave.) or call 253-967-2405 for details.56. TEEN WELCOME VIDEO- Get a tour of JBLM Teen Style http://jblmmwr.com/CYS.htm
    • 57. TEEN SPONSORS- Know a teen coming to JBLM who would like a teen sponsor? They can submit applications on line at http://www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_teen_zone.html58. HOME SCHOOL ACTIVITY DAYS Four monthly sessions for home-schooled students ages 6-18, Noon-2 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center, 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. Sign up is on a monthly basis: $25 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. No refunds for missed sessions. Parents are not required to stay, and must pick up promptly at 2 p.m. Details/Questions: 253-967-4441. Registration: 253-966-CYSS. (Required one time parent orientation). Orientation available each month.59. SCREAM FREE WEDNESDAYS a brown bag parenting series (bring your lunch). Learn to raise your kids by keeping your cool! Every Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m., Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, drop in basis, no registration needed. 253-968-4843 for information. Childcare vouchers available for E5 and below. Bring your lunch and learn valuable parenting strategies.60. MILITARY TEENS FREE TRIPS Deschutes River Rafting Trip, March 25-30, 2013 Washington State University and Chelan County Extension are offering multiple opportunities this fall and winter for your teen to enjoy free trips ($25 processing fee) and spend the day/weekend with other military youth. River raft trip: spend the day on the river, camp and cook out on the shore at night. You can contact Kevin C. Powers, for further information and to register at kcpowers@wsu.edu, WSU Chelan County Extension, 400 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801, 509-667-6540 or find us on the web at: http://county.wsu.edu/chelan- douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx . For more information: WA.OMK@ad.wsu.edus.61. Ten things kids need to know to live financially smart lives…Money as You Grow. www.MoneyAsYouGrow.org62. NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) PARENTING CLASSES The New Parent Support Program on JBLM offers a variety of free parenting classes to all military families. Free child care is provided for each of the sessions by signing up for the class at 253.967.5901.  Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Learn to: 1) Set reasonable expectations based on your child’s age, development, and abilities and 2) Proactively teach your children the behaviors you want them to do. Age of Child (ren) in Home: Older infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Class Length: 7 Wednesdays (2 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location.  The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, learn: 1) the value of a father’s involvement in his child’s life, 2) look at your role as a father, 3) how to connect with each child, and 4) how to develop goals for the future with your child. This class is great when you have. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for all ages of children. Class Length: 7 days over 4 weeks (2 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location  Dr. Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative. You will learn to care for your child when they are well, sick or injured and how to keep them safe. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for newborn and toddler age children. Class Length: 2 days; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location.  1-2-3 Magic: You will learn a ‘time out’ type of discipline and how to use variations of it in many different situations. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for 2-12 year olds. Class Length: Two sessions; the first is 3 hours and the second is 2 hours; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/times/location  Infant Massage: You will learn how to massage your infant. Bring your baby and learn how to calm, relax and get to know your baby well. You will also learn how to help with digestions and colic. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for pregnant moms/dads and infants up to 6 months. Class Length: Three sessions held once a week (1.5 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/times/location.  Stress Free Parenting: Based on the book, The Mindfulness Solution, by Dan Siegel, we explore how mindfulness can help us as parents to think before we respond and deal with our own emotions before interacting with our children. Emotion Coaching will be introduced to assist in helping our children learn to deal with their challenging emotions. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for all ages of children. Class Length: Six sessions held once a week (1.5 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/ times/ location.
    •  Becoming Parents Program Workshops: This workshop assists couples in improving on their communication skills, caring for their couple relationship and remembering to incorporate self-care into their lives as parents, particularly when adding a baby to the family. At the end of each session, there is also a section on Infant Care and Development for those who are pregnant or with infants in the home and for those who are interested in the information. Age of Child(ren) in Home: For pregnant families and children of all ages. Class Length: Six to ten sessions (2.5 hrs each) held once a week; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/ times/ location  Play Morning: Professionally facilitated play at Raindrops and Rainbows. Information provided on normal growth and development, milestones and safety. Age of Children: All ages. Class Length: Every Friday at Raindrops and Rainbows from 1000 to 1130; no registration required.  Baby Play Group: Professionally facilitated play at The Escape Zone. Information provided on normal growth and development, milestones and play. Ages of children: Birth to 1 year. Class Length: Every Thursday at the Escape Zone from 1300 to 1430; no registration required. 63. COACH a YOUTH TEAM TO VICTORY The Youth Sports Office is in desperate need of volunteer youth coaches. Share your love of the game, experience, and skills with JBLM youth-athletes. Promotion points can be earned. For more information, call the Youth Sports Office, 967-2405.64. COUNSELING FOR YOUTH THROUGH MILITARY ONESOURCE: If the child is younger than 13, he or she may participate in family counseling only. There is no individual counseling for children younger than age 13. If the child is between 13 and 18, they can have individual counseling but the parent must participate in the first session. Telephonic counseling is not available to this age group. If the child is over 18, they can request and attend counseling on their own provided they meet other eligibility criteria. For all callers in crisis, regardless of age, MOS will assess for risk and provide assistance as appropriate. A suicidal caller would not be turned away because of their age. MOS would work with the caller to ensure their immediate safety and to connect them with appropriate support services. Please note, MOS should not be promoted as a suicide hotline. A more appropriate resource would be the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The web link and phone number for this line is located on the MOS homepage. Their phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - The link provided below: www.militaryonesourceeap.org/achievesolutions/en/militaryonesource/BufferPage.do?contentId=26644 CLUB BEYOND:  Homework Help is continuing every Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 4:30-6:30. Middle school and high school students can come get help with homework, or come help others with homework. Call Bryan if you are interested.  Middle School Club will be every Friday from 5-6pm. March 8, hot dogs and brats will be served from 6-6:30 p.m.  High School Club will be every Friday from 6:30-8pm.  Mother/Daughter Night will be the last Thursday of each month. This is a time for moms and their daughter to get together with other moms and daughters to support each other and discuss "mother/daughterly" kinds of topics. Please connect with Debra Holloman to express your interest and get further details. bdholloman@aol.com or 913- 909-6901.  Skiing and/or tubing, SPRING OPX camp, March 22-24. Free for military students 6-12 grade. Email Bryan for registration forms, BHolloman@clubbeyond.org  Summer Camp, June 16-22 and Aug 9-14. Details and costs will be sent out soon.  Military Family Camp in Malibu, Aug 11-16 or 18-23. 65. CDC HOURS CHANGE Clarkmoor Hourly Child Development Center, Building 2094 at Lewis Main, is revising its hours of operation starting Feb. 23. The revised hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will open the second Friday of each month from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a maximum of nine consecutive hours of care. McChord Child Development Center, buildings 578 and 580 at McChord Field, will offer care the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. starting Feb. 23. Your child must be enrolled in CYS Services. For more details or reservations, call Parent Central at 253-966-CYSS (2977)
    • 66. The Tacoma Rainiers and Ivar’s Sports Group - the teams concessions provider - are holding their ANNUAL JOB FAIR AT CHENEY STADIUM on Saturday, March 9th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Both organizations are looking for hardworking, customer service-oriented individuals to fill a variety game day positions for the upcoming 2013 season. Interested candidates aged 16 and up are encouraged to submit an application. All prospective candidates will be interviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.RAINIERS APPLICATIONS AND POSITION INFORMATION:To download a list of job descriptions, click here.To download a printable job application, click here.IVARS SPORTS GROUP APPLICATIONS AND POSITION INFORMATION:To download a printable job application, click here.Click the links below for printable job descriptions of the following available positions:  Bartender  Kitchen Lead  Suite Attendant ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To download driving directions to Cheney Stadium, click here. To download a copy of the Rainiers 2013 schedule, click here. For more information regarding the 2013 Rainiers Job Fair, please email Nick Cherniske at ncherniske@tacomarainiers.com.67. YOUTH POSTER CONTEST JBLM youth are invited to submit their artwork in the Month of the Military Child poster contest! There will be prizes, and the winning artwork will be displayed at various locations around the installation. For this year’s contest theme, submission information and drop-off locations, please call 253-968-2299. Month of the Military Child is a celebration of the important role children play in military communities worldwide. It provides communities an opportunity to applaud military children of all ages for the sacrifices they make daily.68. KIDS COOKING CLASSES La Petite Academy at Bayview School of Cooking Designed for Ages 5-8. Register at www. BayviewSchoolofCooking.com or 360-754-1448. Located top floor of Bayview Thriftway, 516 West 4th Avenue, Olympia.69. Are you looking for a playground on JBLM Main you can use when it’s raining? Look no further....Thanks to your ICE recommendations for improvement the JBLM MAIN LODGE PLAYGROUND (RAINIER INN) is available for children of parents that aren’t guests at the Lodge. A key to access the playground the key can be checked out at the front desk and conveniently returned to the key box located at the playground entrance. The playground offers a covered, fun, enclosed, centralized area on Main post for children 5-12 years of age to play. Adult Supervision is required.70. INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS Have fun with your young child at the Raindrops and Rainbows Parent Child Play Center, Lewis North (Bldg. 8197 American Lake Ave.). New Parent Support Program’s playgroup Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. Raindrops and Rainbows calendar on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/5th- Battalion-5th-Air-Defense-Artillery-Regiment/173362599415940
    • 71. SKIESUNLIMITED YOUTH ACADEMY offers instruction in the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills. Inspiring classes–ranging from computers, SAT Prep, science, art, dance, gymnastics, boxing, karate, theater, fencing and piano, the SKIESUnlimited Youth Academy is always adding classes–let your children explore new skills, cultivate personal interests, establish connections and bolster college applications. For registration information, call 253-966-CYSS (2977). Sign up on Webtrac for the next session!72. The JBLM FOSTER PARENT RECRUITMENT PROJECT is a group that has formed on JBLM to address the needs of military foster children. The group is helping advertise the need for military-connected foster homes, both on the installation and in the surrounding communities. Interested families can get licensed if they plan to remain in the JBLM area for as little as one year. By choosing to become a foster parent, they can help these children to live in the familiar military environment, continue to attend their home school and continue their medical care at from Madigan Healthcare System. For more information on this initiative, or to receive information on how to become a licensed foster parent, please contact Sandi Vest at the CAFAC at Sandra.vest@us.army.mil.73. SITTERCITY.COM Need a sitter for date night? DoD offers a free membership ($140 value) for military personnel to Sittercity.com. This site gives you access to babysitters, nannies, housekeepers, pet care, tutors, senior care. You can access background checks, references, provider profiles, and reviews from other military parents on this site. To take advantage of this wonderful offer visit www.sittercity.com/dod74. ARMY CHILDCARE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, ACCYN, referrals for off base childcare: Pierce County, 253-591-5061 or 1-888-370-6133 or email JSmithLi@cityoftacoma.org Thurston Country, 360-786-8907 x105 or 1-800-845-0956 or email Sokha@ccacwa.org JBLM POC, Courtney Turnley, 253-477-4179 or Courtney.s.turnley@us.army.mil75. EASTER EGG HUNTS: Bring your baskets to EASTER DASH, Sunday, March 31 (Easter Sunday) You could win great prizes at the annual Easter Dash at Cowan and Memorial stadiums. Run to collect candy and lots of prizes — youth ages 3 and younger will hunt at 1 p.m., ages 4–7 at 2 p.m. and 8 and older at 3 p.m. This free event is hosted by the JBLM Better Opportunities for Single Service (BOSS) Members Team. Cowan and Memorial stadiums are located at Bitar Avenue and 12th Street at Lewis Main. Call 253-967-5636 for more information McChord Easter Egg Hunt- Sat, March 30, Lawn McChord Club / Community Center - FREE! 10,000+ eggs! Different times for different age groups: 0-5 @ 10 am, 6-9 @ 10:30 am, 9 and older 11:00 am. For more information call, 253- 982-0718 Swim & splash while hunting for Easter eggs The Aquatics Branch invites you to JBLM’s first-ever Easter egg hunt in a pool! Free to ID card holders, the Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 30 at Kimbro Pool. Snag floating eggs and sinking eggs in your search for one of two “magic” eggs per group that could earn you a special prize. All participants will receive a goodie bag. There are hunts for four age groups: 6 months–2 years from 10–10:20 a.m., ages 3–4 from 10:20–10:40 a.m., ages 5–6 from 10:40–11 a.m., ages 7–8 from 11–11:20 a.m. and ages 9–10 from 11:20–11:40 a.m. Parents must be in the water for hunts through age 4. Each age group is limited to 20 participants. Register on WebTrac at JBLMmwr.com. Kimbro Pool is located adjacent to McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center, Lewis Main.
    • Exceptional Family Member Program news (EFMP)76. HUB is a new family support group for individuals with high functioning Autism. For more details please contact Susan Jackson at sjackson@wapave.org or Sybille White at swhite@wapave.org or you can call 253-565-2266.77. DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS TOOLKIT Military Homefront Special Needs Parent Toolkit and checklists78. EFMP COFFEE GROUP The EFMP Coffee Group will meet March 12, 10am, at the Lewis Main Battle Bean inside the AFC Skate Arena (bldg 2275, Liggett Ave.) : Meet other adult EFMs or caregivers of EFMs for coffee, friends, and discussion the second Tuesday of every month, 10 AM, at the Lewis Main Battle Bean. Call 253-967-3553 for more information; no RSVP required.79. JBLM EFMP SUPPORT GROUP, March 12, 6-7 pm: A non-profit, private organization that offers meetings and guest speakers. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at the Bowl Arena Lanes, back party room, Bldg 2272 Liggett Ave, JBLM-Lewis Main. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Additional events will alternate between JBLM-McChord Field, JBLM Lewis Main, and JBLM Lewis North. Join their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JBLM-EFMPSG. For more information send email to EFMPSG@gmail.com.80. SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIES are shown every 3rd Saturday of the month, 12-2 p.m., at the McChord Theater. Concessions can be purchased at a small cost. Contact (253) 982-2695 for more information.81. SPECIAL FAMILIES OF PIERCE COUNTY, SFPC has regular monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of the month, March 4, 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held at the Pierce County Library Processing and Administration Center located at 3005 112th Street East, on the corner of 112th St. and Waller Road, just off the Portland exit from Hwy 512. For more information contact Angela Fish at 253-830-4368 or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/specialfamiliespc or email them at specialfamiliespc@gmail.com .82. Please contact JBLM EFMP at jblmimcomdfmrwefmp@conus.army.mil if any of the EFMP contacts above do not respond within 2 business days83. Did you miss the JBLM EFMP newsletter? You can access it on-line at http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp_newsletters.html. If you would like to join our EFMP e-mail distribution list, please e-mail usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-acs-exceptional-family-member@mail.mil. TRAINING AND CLASSES84. NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION Tuesday, March 26 Newcomers orientation for all new arrivals to Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Washington is held at the McChord Collocated Clubs, Bldg.700 Barnes Blvd, JBLM-McChord Field. Event includes complimentary lunch, bus tour of JBLM-Lewis Main and Lewis-North, static displays/on & off post vendors, and on site free child care. Casual/civilian attire (no earrings for male Soldiers). For more information call Lewis Main at 253-967-3628 or McChord-Field at 253-982-3125.85. PARENT UNIVERSITY Parents are invited to attend a free Parent University April 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at North Fort Chapel, JBLM Lewis-North. The event features Jeanine Fitzgerald, certified Human Behavior Specialist and owner of The Fitzgerald Institute of Lifelong Learning. A free lunch and free childcare will be provided for the first 200 registrants. For details or to register, call 253-967-5901
    • 86. FRG TRAINING- 253-967-9496 for reservations. All classes held at the Family Resource Center, 9th Division and Idaho Avenue, JBLM Main. a. FRG Leader 21 March, 28 March, 4 Apr 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Only VMIS registered FRG Leaders may attend) b. FRG Green Suit 14 March 0900-1300 c. Key Caller 12 March 6:30-8:30 p.m.87. ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (AFTB) is currently taking registrations for our January classes. The following classes are offered at the Family Resource Center (FRC), Bldg 4274, located on the corner of 9th Division and Idaho Avenue. To register for AFTB Classes, please contact the FRC at 253-967-9496. March 5th-6th Level I 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 19th-21st Level III 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 21st-22nd ISG Spouse Seminar 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.88. SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY has a new format! A series of three modules are now available at ACS waller Hall & McChord Field. For more information please call (253)967-3544/982-2695 or email Lisa.L.Evergin@us.army.mil or Michael.Berkshire@us.af.mil MOD 1 Resiliency & MRT Competencies, Hunt For The Good Stuff, ATC Model MOD 2 Avoid Thinking Traps, Detecting Icebergs, Energy Management MOD 3 Problem Solving, Put It In Perspective, Real Time Resilience MOD 4 VIA- Building Character Strengths MOD 5 Assertive Communication, Active & Constructive Responding, Effective Praise MODULE DATE TIME LOCATION MOD 1 5-Mar-13 0900-1200 McChord Field MOD 1 5-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 2 7-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 3 8-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 5a 8-Mar-13 0900-1200 McChord Field MOD 4 12-Mar-13 1700-2000 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 5b 12-Mar-13 0900-1200 McChord Field MOD 5a 12-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 2 14-Mar-13 1300-1600 McChord Field MOD 5b 14-Mar-13 1230-1530 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 1 15-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 3 15-Mar-13 1300-1600 McChord Field MOD 2 19-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 5A & 21-Mar-13 0900-1600 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom 5B MOD 4 21-Mar-13 1300-1600 McChord Field MOD 3 22-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 5a 22-Mar-13 0900-1200 McChord Field MOD 4 26-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 5a 28-Mar-13 1230-1530 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom MOD 5b 29-Mar-13 0900-1200 Waller Hall, ACS Classroom89. EARN MONEY AT HOME AS A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER Looking for a fun, rewarding job? Become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and their families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies, and receive free child care while in training and free resources for your business. Learn about FCC at the March 12 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office in building 2013B. Full-day
    • training classes meet weekdays following the orientation. FCC will provide free child care during the training classes. For more information, call the FCC office at 253-967-3039. 90. LEARN TO CROCHET Monday, Mar 11. Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now’s your chance. Join us at the McChord Library every Monday in March and learn how to crochet. This four part class will be held in the conference room at 5 p.m. starting March 4th. Register by calling 253-982-3454. 91. COMMON SENSE PARENTING OF TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS focuses on setting reasonable expectations based on your child’s age, development, and abilities. This evidence based program will help you teach (discipline) your children what you want them to do. There are 7 sessions to this class and each session builds on the previous one. This class is great when you have older infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The class is Tuesday mornings from 1000 to 1200 at the Escape Zone. 92. CROSSROADS OF PARENTING & DIVORCE *2nd Friday, 8:00 am-12:30pm, at the Family Resource Center, given by Family Advocacy Program. 253-967-5940. 93. NEW PARENT SUPPORT (253) 967-7409  Active Parenting of Teens* Tues, 11:30 am-1:00 pm @ Family Advocacy Classroom, Waller Hall  Play Morning *Fri, 10:00 am-11:30am* Raindrops & Rainbows & Thurs, 10:00 am-11:30 am @ McChord Escape Zone  Baby Play Group *Thurs, 1:00 pm-2:30pm @ McChord Escape Zone  24/7 Dad* Tues & Thurs, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm @ Bldg 3201 Soldier Training Campus  Common Sense Parenting*Tues, 10:00 am-12 pm @ call 253-967-7409 for location  Infant Massage* 1st-3rd Wed, 10:30 am-12:00 pm@ Escape Zone - McChord  Stress Free Parenting*Wed, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, call 253-967-7409 for location 94. FOOD HANDLER COURSE First Tuesday of Month, March 5 7-8 p.m. Third Tuesday of Month, March 19 4-5 p.m. Please call to register: Carol Elliot 253-968-4331. 1 Hour Classes given by Environmental Health. This Installation certificate is valid for one year. Each volunteer must have a certificate for all FRG fund raising involving food sales, even if you are not directly handling the food. Held at Old Madigan, Ramp 2, RM 9911C. Directions to Food Handler Course classroom:o From Exit 122 (Madigan Gate) take a left onto Wilson (the street across from Madigan Nursing tower that has the stop light)o Left onto Madigan Bypasso Right onto McKinleyo Right onto E. Johnson Streeto On your left you will see a parking lot. Park there.o Look for the building with RAMP 2 next to the dooro Go through the door and down the hallway to Classroom 9911C (follow signs). 95. ACS FINANCIAL COUNSELORS are now available at Waller Hall the first Saturday of every month (March 2). Call for appointment 253-967-7166 96. EMPLOYMENT READINESS New client orientations are held Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. or Wed., 1:30 p.m. at the ACS Annex, 12th and Liggett, next to Survivor Outreach Services. Only need to attend one day. For information 253-967- 3538.
    • 97. HEALTHY EATING CLASS: Arrange a “Healthy Eating” class for your unit. Attendees will learn how to use nutritious foods to maintain good health and well-being. Call Madigan Army Public Health Nursing to book a class for your unit or FRG! 253-968-4387.98. AUTO CENTERS OFFER CLASSES Changing your own oil and fluids and lubing your vehicle saves you a lot of money — learn how at your Auto Centers — it’s easier than you think. The McChord Auto Center’s lube and oil change class is $25; the car check-up class is $20. Supplies are extra. Call to make an appointment for a class you want to take. For more details, visit JBLMmwr.com under Auto Centers. For more information about your Auto Centers, call the Lewis Main center at 253-967-3728 or the McChord center at 253-982-7226.99. TUESDAY TOPICS RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES CAFAC: 253-968-4843. Presented by the Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC) Every Tuesday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm – CAFAC Conference Room, bldg 9923B, room 108, Madigan Annex, Ramp 3, across the hall from 9923A. Watch for signs! No need to register; just show up. Casual atmosphere. CAFAC: 253-968-4843.  What makes a marriage work and what shuts it down? A detailed look at communication. Are you misinterpreted, stuck and misunderstood? Do you need a referee? “Here we go again...” (sound familiar?) How to identify “dead end” or destructive patterns. How to have meaningful connections with your spouse. March 5, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  Is PTSD effecting your relationship? Learn about the symptoms of PTSD and how improved communication can reduce symptoms. Has deployment stress affected your relationship? Have you forgotten how to be a couple? Do you live in emotional extremes...shut down or chronically angry? Understanding the effects of PTSD, chronic stress and PTSD symptoms on your relationship...your brain, body, emotions and thoughts and communication. March 12, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  Emotional competency. The best tool for anger management /conflict resolution and emotional closeness. Do you avoid or deny the way you feel? Do you tell everybody you are “fine” when you are not? Do you over or under react? Do you push each other’s buttons? Understand your emotions. Be able to watch and label them. Increase positive emotional experience. Develop coping skills so your emotions are in your control and not controlling you. March 19, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  What does my family have to do with us? A look at family history and gender roles. Does your past effect your present? How our childhood families affect beliefs, values, expectations and the partners we pick. Understanding the role of attachment in childhood and adulthood. Building your family genogram to map your relationship patterns. March 26, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Join us for topics of interest in an educational setting packed with helpful information for couples. Perhaps you would like to make improvements in your relationship without the commitment to counseling; this may help. For information contact Patsy Randahl, LMFT, 253-968-4518 or Kathy Howell, LMFT, 253- 968-4550100. JBLM FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICES Location: ACS Annex, Bldg 2166, corner of 12th and Liggett Ave, JBLM Hours of Operation: 0730 – 1630, Monday - Friday OPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal Holidays Services Available: Confidential one-on-one counseling for Soldiers and their spouses (budgeting, debt management, credit counseling, investment education, general financial planning, credit report review, TSP and retirement planning), personal financial management classes, and Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are part of the Army’s benefits to you. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you when obtaining the services of a Financial Readiness Specialist. The FRP Specialists are Army (government) employees and do not work on
    • commissions or fees. The program is designed to offer financial education and conduct one-on-one, couples, orfamily confidential financial counseling. Applications taken for Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are free of charge.Appointment Line: Call 253/967-1453 to make an appointment with a Financial CounselorProgram Manager: Mary T Cron, AFC, CHC 253-967-9917, mary.t.cron.civ@mail.mil Military Saves Week Tips Military Saves week is Feb. 25- March 2. Visit www.MilitarySaves.org for savings tips, information, and to take a savings pledgeHow can those who currently aren’t saving afford to save money? And how can thosesaving only a little save more? Here are Military Saves’ top 10 tips for saving moneywhen budgets are tight.Cut Spending PainlesslyTip 1: To find small savings that add up to big savings over time, keep a careful recordof all (and we mean all) of your expenditures for a month. You may be surprised tolearn how much you are spending on such things as a daily latte or restaurant meals.Tip 2: For necessary purchases — such as food and transportation and insurance—comparison shop. Remember your Commissary and Exchange can offer you savings year-round. Utilize thesesavings opportunities as you would your other military benefits.Tip 3: Restrain spending for birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas. A few well chosen gifts are likely to bemore appreciated than a more costly pile of gifts chosen thoughtlessly in a shopping mall foray.Reduce High-Cost DebtTip 4: Interest rates on credit card debts and other retail credit lines can easily run 25 percent. You can savehundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars a year by paying off these high-cost debts. If you are located at a militaryinstallation you can get assistance at the Family Readiness Center for free. Personal Financial Managers andCounselors are there to help and can be a great asset in getting a debt repayment plan in order. Another resource isMilitaryOneSource (1-800-342-9647) they also offer free financial counseling.In most communities, there are agencies that can help you manage your debts. The most helpful and most widelyavailable are non-profit Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS). CCCS counselors can work with you privately tohelp you develop a budget, figure out your options, and negotiate with creditors to repay your debts. Call 1-800-388-2227 to locate the office nearest you.Tip 5: Build an emergency fund to avoid having to take loans to pay for unexpected purchases. That fund is usuallybest kept in a savings account, despite the low interest rates such accounts pay right now. But do try to keep a high
    • enough balance in the account to avoid monthly fees many on-base banks and credit unions participate in Military Saves Week and offer great savings options during the Week and throughout the year. To learn more on emergency savings, click here. Tip 6: Set up an automatic transfer each pay period or month from your checking to your savings account or through an allotment. Even as little as $10 or$15 a month helps. After all, that’s $120 or $180 a year. Tip 7: Put all your loose change in this savings account. For many people, that could add up to well over $100 a year. Take Free Money and Save it Tip 8: Low- and moderate-income workers qualify, each year, for an Earned Income Tax Credit that can put over $1,000, and often more than $2,000, in your pocket. IRS Publication 596 explains how to apply, or you can contact your local tax payer assistance center for in-person help. Then be sure to save at least half of this windfall. Tip 9: Participate in a local Investment Development Account (IDA) program. In return for attending financial education sessions and agreeing to save for a home, education, or business, you typically receive $2 for every $1 you save through an IDA program. So, $25 that you save each month ends up as $900 at the end of a year. Tip 10: Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan or Save at Work. While we encourage letting this money build up until retirement, it can be withdrawn, or borrowed on, to cope with serious emergencies. Financial Management Worksheet You can find help with creating a budget, the fundamentals of TSP and investing, how to purchase a home, and other great classes and counseling by calling Financial Readiness Program, Waller Hall, 253-967-9917. MADIGAN & COMMUNITY HEALTH NEWS101. SUICIDE PREVENTION: Soldiers and Family members must understand that suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem. Please understand that help is available for Soldiers as well for Family members to aid in those situations.The 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Battalion Leadership and agencies on post are available to help all cases of suicidalideations. One case is too many and we are committed to help our Soldiers and Family and stand shoulder toshoulder with them to help during hard times as necessary. While situations arise that are a burden, remember youdo not need to endure those problems alone. There are many resources available. Please pass the contactinformation below to every one for resources available for confidential counseling and help as necessary which areavailable 24 hours a day.Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and online chat: http://www.VeteransCrisisLine.net,Veterans and Service members may text free of charge to 838255 to receive confidential, personal and immediatesupport. The text service is available, like the Veterans Crisis Line and online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,365 days a year and connects a user with a specially trained VA professionalMILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLCs) are licensed professionals who provide situational, problem-solvingconsultations anonymously and confidentially. No written records are kept, and it is free to military and Familymembers. The 17th Fires Brigade MFLC, Bob Kerrebrock, has an office inside the brigade’s new building on North Fort,
    • Room 235. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and SchoolServices and can be reached at (253) 677-3883.SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK , Press “1” for Veterans, www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org5-5 ADA BN CHAPLAIN: CH (CPT) Jameson Williams: (253) 306-496317TH FIRES BRIGADE CHAPLAIN- CH (MAJ) Simpson: (253) 548-4252JBLM Duty Chaplain: (253) 306-2783BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC: (253) 968-2700MADIGAN EMERGENCY RM: (253)968-1390PIERCE COUNTY CRISIS LINE (24 Hrs): (800)576-7764MILITARY ONE SOURCE (24 Hrs): 1-800-342-9647 http://www.militaryonesource.com (phone help, or referral to offpost, confidential, free, mental health professional, for Soldiers and Family members)CHILD AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER, Old Madigan, 253-968-4843 OR WALK IN, M-F 8am-2pm.THURSTON/MASON COUNTY CRISIS LINE (24 Hrs) 800-627-2211VETERAN COMBAT CALL CENTER- the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created a 24/7 confidential Combat CallCenter. 877.WAR.VETS (877.927.8387).102. UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION IN THE FAMILY Are you or a family member struggling with addiction - having difficulty cutting back on your use of alcohol or other mood-altering substance? Fridays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, Madigan Annex. Call 253-968-4843 (to schedule a brief meeting) Facilitated by Donna Hitt, LiCSW, MAC * Must be enrolled in Tricare Prime to attend103. NO SHOWS!!! When you do not cancel an appointment, you take away an appointment another Family could’ve taken, and you take the doctor and nurse away from a possible same day appointment someone else needed. The doctor and nurse are paid for their time, costing Madigan, in the first quarter of 2012, $800,000 with over 12,000 no shows. Of the 12,000, 55% are Family member appointments. Please, call the appointment line 1-800-404-4506 to cancel an appointment, or cancel online at TriCareOnline.com.104. APPLES- Please help Madigan to help you! If you receive a survey in the mail after your appointment please take the time to fill them out and send them back. Not only do they provide great feedback (both positive and challenges), but those surveys actually equate to $$$$$$.The more surveys returned the more incentive reward the hospital receives!!105. MADIGAN IS TOBACCO FREE Absolutely no tobacco delivery system once you leave your POV. This includes electronic cigarettes and snuff/chewing tobacco. Effective entire campus Jan. 1.106. SOUTH SOUND CLINIC-Madigan. Opening in April 2013! The New Lacey clinic will be on Lilly Road, across from St. Peters Providence, and will start accepting Active Duty Family Member applications April 1. Great news for Lacey, Olympia, and Yelm current Madigan patients, for Team centered health care. All your health care needs in one setting. PARKING CLOSE TO THE DOOR! The clinic is expected to enroll 10,000 to 13,000 patients in the area. It will be a fully equipped clinic, to include radiology and popular prescriptions. A team based approach to medicine; you will ALWAYS receive a same day appointment when needed, and always see the same team of medical professionals.107. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: On the 3rd Thursday of each month (February 21), the Dept of Social Work at Madigan Army Medical Center hosts a support group called "Caring for the Caregiver." The group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Nursing Tower at Madigan on the Second Floor in the South Waiting Room. The Caregiver Support Group is an open group designed to provide information & support for anyone who is the caregiver of someone with a chronic medical condition. For more information contact Sandra Naputi, (MAMC-DSW/968-2303), Sandra.m.naputi@us.army.mil.108. TOBACCO CESSATION: Join the growing number of ex-tobacco users on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Call TRICARE at 1-800-404-4506 for a cessation appointment. Also, check out the free cessation counseling, quit tools and
    • promotional materials at "Make Everyone Proud. Quit Tobacco” www.ucanquit2.org you can do this - you can be tobacco-free! POC is Ms Hawthorne, RN-BC, Madigan Army Public Health Nursing for more information please call 253-968-4382).109. WALK-IN SERVICES are now available for all service members in the Behavioral Health Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Soldier Readiness Service (SRS) located at Madigan Annex has permanently closed. Contact Madigan BH Clinic at 968-2700.110. THE CHILD AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (CAFAC) provides behavioral health services for active duty family members including individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. CAFAC is located in Bldg 9923 at the Madigan Annex. Triage hours are daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assess individual or familys needs and decide the most appropriate services available for their situation. Contact CAFAC at 968-4843. Services are also available through the School Behavioral Health (SBH) program for children enrolled in one of the base elementary schools. Contact SBH at 477-3731.111. MADIGAN MEDICAL CLINIC AT STEILACOOM HIGH SCHOOL (Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) and PIONEER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Tuesdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) No more pulling kids out of school for a doctor appointment. Dr. Lemmon is able to accommodate the full spectrum of adolescent and teen care: physicals, immunizations (to include flu mist), medication permission slips for school nurse, acute illness, everything except surgery. The appointment line for this military adolescent school based health initiative is 253-968-1980. Only for children enrolled in these two schools.112. SFAC EXPANDS ITS MISSION The Soldier and Family Assistance Center moved into a new building and took on a new mission during a Jan. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-constructed facility at Madigan Army Medical Center. The SFAC will now provide job search assistance, education counseling, financial readiness, and information, referral and social services to all wounded, ill or injured service members undergoing a Integrated Disability Evaluation System review - not just those assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion.113. GET CERTIFIED FREE IN FIRST AID/CPR Learn skills that will save lives. Classes held at either fire station 101 or 105 on JBLM. Classes start at 8 a.m. Free 8 hour course taught by certified instructors. Registration closes 10 days prior to scheduled dates. Limited available slots. Open to Gov ID card holders only. To sign up, call 253-966-7466 or e-mail: registration@jblmmwr.com Class dates:Wednesday, March 27Friday, March 29Tuesday, April 16Monday, April 22Wednesday, May 22Tuesday, May 28Friday, June 21 5Tuesday, June 25Friday, July 19Tuesday, July 23114. MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER INVITES YOU TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER. Volunteers are an integral and valuable component of Madigan Army Medical Center. Based on your interest, time availability, and personal concerns, there are a number of opportunities for volunteering by using your job-related skills, acquiring new skills or simply doing something you enjoy. To volunteer at Madigan Army Medical Center you must be registered through the American Red Cross office at Madigan, attend Red Cross orientation, and have a current TB skin Test. Volunteer Positions Available: · Information Desks · Patient Escort
    • · Ophthalmology Department · Patient Administrative Division · Department of Family Practice · Department of Pediatrics · Various other departments For further information about becoming a volunteer at Madigan Army Medical Center please contact: RED CROSS OFFICE at: 253-968-1055. COMMISSARY The Commissary...Helping You Eat Better! Commissaries.com115. Reward Cards and Gift Cards are available at every register. Please ask your cashier for assistance if needed.116. http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/breaking_news_07/index.cfm Food alerts and recalls117. DON’T LET THE CONSTRUCTION KEEP YOU AWAY!!! The Commissary is open and fully stocked! Enter through side entrances only. Entry through Exchange parking lot is blocked. THE EXCHANGEJB LEWIS-MCCHORD CAREY THEATER MOVIE SCHEDULE PH (253) 967-4329 *recording, PH (253) 967-5976 Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord Exchange THU Feb 28 Family Night Out, LES MISERABLES 1900 FRI Mar 1– 1900 Broken City (R) SAT Mar 2– 1400 The Guilt Trip (PG13); 1900 Broken City (R) SUN Mar 3– 1400 The Guilt Trip (PG13); 1900 Broken City (R) MON Mar 4- THU Mar 7 No Showing FRI Mar 8– 1900 Mama (PG13) SAT Mar 9– 1400 Mama (PG13); 1900 Bullet to the Head (R) SUN Mar 10– 1400 Mama (PG13); 1900 Bullet to the Head (R) MON Mar 11- THU Mar 14 No Showing FRI Mar 15– 1900 Hansel and Gretel (R) SAT Mar 16– 1400 Mama (PG13); 1900 Hansel and Gretel (R) SUN Mar 17– 1400 Mama (PG13); 1900 Hansel and Gretel (R)FREE MOVIES AT MCCHORD THEATER ON WEEKENDS 253-982-58362 March 1600 TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN II PG13; 1900 PLAYING FOR KEEPS PG133 March 1600 MONSTERS VS ALIENS PG118. YOU MADE THE GRADE PROGRAM is designed to reward students in grades 1 through 12 for above-average academic achievement and to inspire them to work that much harder. Qualifying students can receive a booklet with various discount coupons on variety of items from The Exchange. To get the booklet, students must present a valid military ID card and proof of an overall "B" or better average to their local BX or PX Manager’s Office. The overall objective of this program is to provide an incentive for kids to not only stay in school, but to excel in school.119. 911 DRIVING SCHOOL Classes held at Lewis Main Exchange. www.911DrivingSchool.com 253-512-0911. Course is exclusively instructed by Police Officers. CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION
    • 120. Pendleton Ave. will close from 41st Division Dr. to 4th Division Dr. & Colorado Ave. Primary detours will be via Colorado Ave. to Pendleton & 4th Division Dr., or around the airfield, via 2nd Division Dr. and Stryker Ave. Additionally, Pendleton Ave. remains closed between 7th & 12th St. Detour via Nevada Ave. (Commissary & Town Center) or Liggett AVE (Waller Hall/historic district). http://sphotos- a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/419619_10151213258776199_584077720_n.jpg Pendleton Work - North Lane from 12th to 14th Street from 24 Sept 2012 - 16 July 2013. Two way traffic will be maintained in either direction. This document will give the complete project overview. 121. The softball fields at Soldiers Field House will be closed and off-limits for PT, Unit training and recreation during construction of the Aviation Apron Project for approximately two years. CRIME PREVENTION, SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, AND SAFETY 122. AMNESTY DAY Bring contraband items, including ammunition, to the C-5 mock-up on the East Gate Road May 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No questions asked. No investigation started. No paperwork required. No hazardous materials endorsement required. Amnesty items can always be turned in at the ASP during normal duty hours or at any of the amnesty locations on base. For .50 cal or above, recommend calling Emergency Ordnance Disposal at 967- 5800/2400. All residue will be taken straight to residue yard at ASP. Call chief of quality assurance, Mr Howell, at 967-6669 or Mr. Calip, ammunition inspector, at 253-966-8764. 123. NIGHT FIRE- There will be night firing with 81mm mortars in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Artillery Impact Area, March 2 from 9 to 11 p.m. at Mortar Point 6. 60mm mortars will be fired all day March 9 until 11:59 p.m. at Mortar Point 8. Demolitions training with C4 will be conducted all day March 12 through 11:59 p.m. at Range 74. For information, call Roselyn Knox at Range Control, 253-967-5060 124. FORCE PROTECTION Force protection conditions for Joint Base Lewis-McChord are now posted on the JBLM public website at http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil . The FPCON can be raised in the event of a specific threat to the installation or upon direction of higher headquarters. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute (Suspicious activity reporting form, iSalute website) http://twitter.com/jblmmfpdivision Https://www.facebook.com/pages/jblm-protection-division/160688777317183 EMAIL: LewisPMFusionCell@conus.army.mil If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Counterintelligence Hotline: 1-800-CALL-SPY Disclaimer for External Links: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. 5TH BATTALION 5TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT FACEBOOK PAGE <- CLICK ME!!!! Smart Phone? We have a QR Code for the Battalion Facebook page! : JBLM Website: www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/ MILITARY ONE SOURCE www.MilitaryOneSource.com Every resource you need, free confidential counseling service, FREE tax preparation software (H&R Block at home), PCS information, Spouse employment, Child care, EVERYTHING that concerns you and your military life.
    • Every Soldier on JBLM is encouraged to sign up for workplace emergency alerts. PIERCE COUNTY/JBLM ALERT This free service allows you to sign up to receive alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, work e-mail, home phone, and/or personal email. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive alerts about emergencies that may affect your residence, workplace, child’s school, or other areas as long as those locations are within the boundaries of Pierce County. Sign up today, visit: www.piercecountywa.gov or call 253-798-6595. HARD TIMES RESOURCE GUIDE Http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/stay-connected Joining Forces initiative Facebook/Tweeter links www.AfterDeployment.org Great resources to help with stress. New Smart phone apps that help record your stress levels, teach Combat Breathing techniques, suggestions, and resources. NORTHWEST GUARDIAN newspaper: www.nwguardian.com ARMY ONE SOURCE www.MyArmyOneSource.com information for Spouses and Soldiers, FRG eLearning, Mandatory First Term Soldier Financial eLearning Classes. ICE Comment/Suggestion/Complaints: http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=service_provider_list&site_id=957&dep=*DoD PLAN MY MOVE online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into manageable steps for both experienced and first time movers. Plan My Move features include customizable calendar, handy to do lists, and checklists. Very helpful site! (PlanMyMove.gov) Staying Strong: Parent Guide for Military Families http://www.stayingstrong.org/splash 31st ADA Brigade FACEBOOK 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade 17th Fires Brigade FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/17thFiresBrigade?ref=pb NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY-Add your telephone numbers to the registry to stop telemarketing calls. https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx ARMY DISASTER PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM www.adpaas.army.mil Soldiers must check- in at this website if involved in a natural disaster, such as hurricane, flooding, tornado, earthquake, etc. Lewis Information (253) 967-1110 Madigan Information (253) 968-1110 McChord Information (253) 982-1110 SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK JBLM OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGESAAFES Exchange http://www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PXJBLM Army Continuing Education System https://www.facebook.com/#!/JBLMArmyEdArmy Family Action Plan http://www.facebook.com/jblmafapCAF-BHO http://www.facebook.com/armybehavioralhealthFOCUS Project http://www.facebook.com/focusresiliencytrainingI Corps http://www.facebook.com/1stcorpsJBLM ACS http://www.facebook.com/JBLMACSJBLM Aerobics Program and Fitness Training https://www.facebook.com/JblmAerobicsandFitness
    • JBLM Airman & Family Readiness Center http://www.facebook.com/JBLMAFRCJBLM Army Family Team Building http://www.facebook.com/aftb.jblmJBLM BOSS http://www.facebook.com/BOSSJBLMJBLM EFMP http://www.facebook.com/efmpJBLMJBLM Family & MWR http://www.facebook.com/JBLMFamilyMWRJBLM Garrison http://www.facebook.com/JBLMgarrisonJBLM Health Promotion www.facebook.com/JBLMHealthPromotionJBLM Outdoor Recreation http://www.facebook.com/SeeYouOutsideJBLMJBLM PAIO Office http://www.facebook.com/JBLM.PAIOJBLM Sports Races http://www.facebook.com/JBLMRaces http://www.facebook.com/pages/JBLM-JBLM Teen Zone Teen_Zone/138033819599124JBLM Warrior Zone http://www.facebook.com/JBLMWarriorZoneLewis-Main Battle Bean Coffee http://www.facebook.com/battlebean http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bowl-Arena-Lewis-Main Bowl Arena Lanes Lanes/117410934969719Lewis-Main Cascade/Heroes Sports Lounge http://www.facebook.com/HeroesSportsLoungeMadigan Healthcare System http://www.facebook.com/madiganhealthMilitary OneSource http://www.facebook.com/military.1sourceMilitary Spouse Magazine http://www.facebook.com/militaryspousemagazineNational Military Family Association http://www.facebook.com/militaryfamily http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-fort-lewis-ranger-Ranger newspaper newspaper/157092306880 http://www.facebook.com/pages/school-behavioral-School Behavioral Health (SBH) health-joint-base-lewis-mcchord/219746524730115The Bistro at Russell Landing http://www.facebook.com/BistroatRussellLandingTRICARE http://www.facebook.com/tricareTriWest Healthcare Alliance http://www.facebook.com/triwestWashington State Survivor Outreach Services http://www.facebook.com/sosftlewis