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  1. 1. DDrraaggoonnssllaayyeerr BBaattttaalliioonnWWeeeekkllyy UUppddaattee,, JJuunnee 1144tthh5THBATTALION 5THAIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT’S FACEBOOK PAGE1. UPCOMING FRG MEETINGSHHB –June 18th, 6 p.m. at Powderworks Park, DuPont.July 23, 6 p.m. at the COF, Potluck dinnerAlpha-June 21, all day event at the COF, Potluck lunch.No meeting in July due to block leaveBravo- June 26, 6 p.m. at the COF, PotluckJuly 24, 6 p.m. at the COF, PotluckCharlie Battery- No meeting in June due to block leave.July 4.Delta Detachment- June 19, 6 p.m. at the Motor Pool classroom.2. JBLM FACEBOOK VIRTUAL TOWN HALL Connect with the JBLM community at the next JBLM virtual Town Hall onJune 18, 1:30 - 3 p.m. The JBLM command team and subject matter experts from around the base will be on-handto listen to community member concerns and answer questions about installation services at JBLM - live, onFacebook. To participate - “like” the JBLM Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jblewismcchord. Shortly before thetown hall, we’ll share a link where Facebook users can post their questions. Not on Facebook? Email your questionsto jblm.pao@us.army.mil and we’ll post them for you during the town hall.3. DOD SAFE HELPLINE- Department of Defense Safe Helpline, is a secure, anonymous and confidential crisis supportservice that connects members of the military community to live sexual assault professionals for one-on-onesupport. Access DoD Safe Helpline 24/7, from anywhere in the world, by calling 877-995-5247 or visiting the SafeHelpline 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 personallyidentifying information with DoD or your chain of command.4. Please share the promotion code below with your family members. The Seattle sounders are extending a discountfor military/Veterans and their Family members Seattle Sounders FC would like to give a discount of $5.00 using thepromotion code below. On Behalf on the Seattle Sounders FC, thank you for your service to this nation. Must showMilitary I.D. at registration booth day of event.Promotion Code: SSFCUSAThe Seattle Sounders International Family Festival, June 30, (choice of two different session times, please see linkfor details) allows Families and friends to share their passion for the Sounders while providing fans unique andmemorable experiences that delivers meaningful connections between the diverse group of attendees, players, andcoaches. Participants will spend time with players, take tours of the locker room, and experience internationalcultural booths in the West Plaza, including soccer instructional activities, Family interactive competitions, facepainting and tons of inflatables.http://www.soundersfc.com/Outreach/International-Family-Festival.aspx
  2. 2. 5. Want to get a chance at winning an OVERNIGHT STAY FOR FOUR AT THE GREAT WOLF LODGE? Participate in FEETFIRST INTO WATER SAFETY with JBLM Aquatics! Go to any JBLM pool to pick up a "passport", and get a safety tipfrom a lifeguard (youll be quizzed, so listen up!). Fill out your passport by going to all four pools, and then turn it into the Aquatics office at Soldiers Field House (complete instructions are on your passports). Heres a link to all ourpools so you know where to go (Shoreline Park is also included): http://www.jblmmwr.com/aquatics/index.html6. The annual RAINIER GOLF CUP CHALLENGE scheduled for June 21-23 is a modified Ryder cup format with 40members from the Army competing against the Navy and Air Force teams. Call 253-967-6522 for more details.7. JBLM VIRTUAL RESILIENCY CAMPUS “JBLM READY AND RESILIENT” http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/jblm/resiliency/index.html JBLM is committed to helping you build skills and find resources thatcan help you deal with that stress. If youre entering the service, we have services to help you meet new people andbecome a part of our community. When you leave the service, we have the resources you need to prepare totransition back to civilian life. Our "virtual resiliency campus" provides links to classes, facilities, resources, andprograms that can help you become a stronger, healthier, happier and more productive person - in one easy-to-find,easy-to-navigate location. We invite you to explore what JBLM has to offer, and find the support you need become amore ready & resilient Soldier, Airman, Family Member, or Civilian Employee.8. JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK Imagine treasure hunting at scores of garage sales without driving all day. Junk in Your Trunkcommunity sales are at Sprinker Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. This is agreat opportunity to clear out your closets, basements and storage units and sell items from the trunk or tailgate ofyour vehicle. Spots for sellers are limited to the number of parking spaces available. Seller registration fee is $20 percar/truck/van or $30 per RV/Camper.2013 Community Sales Dates: Saturday, June 22. Register by June 7 Saturday, July 13. Register by June 28 Saturday, August 17. Register by August 2To reserve your spot register online or call (253) 798-4141.9. GI BILL POLICY UPDATE TO TRANSFERABILITY RULES Soldiers who opt to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to afamily member will now be required to serve an extra four years in the Army, regardless of the amount of timetheyve already been in the service. The policy change starts Aug. 1. The new rule will affect mainly retirement-eligible senior officers and enlisted soldiers. The current policy allows retirement-eligible members to transfer theirGI benefits to a family member with anywhere from zero to three extra years service depending on the length oftime the applicant has been in the military. Non-retirement- eligible soldiers who wish to transfer their GI Billbenefits to a family member were already required to have six years of active duty and then re-up for another fouryears. The new policy makes the additional four-years a requirement for anyone wanting to transfer their benefits.10. PIERCE COUNTY ALERT This free service allows you to sign up to get alerts on your cell phone, work phone, textmessage, e-mail, home phone, and more. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. Youcan receive alerts about emergencies that may affect your residence, workplace, child’s school, or other areas aslong as those locations are within the boundaries of Pierce County. Sign up today, visit: www.piercecountywa.gov orcall 253-798-6595.11. JBLM MWR FOCUS MAGAZINE, JUNE EDITION: http://www.jblmmwr.com/pdf/focus/June%20e-Focus Alsoavailable in print editions. Pick up your free copy at any MWR location, or the entrance of the Exchange.12. JBLM ACAP MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT 1400-1700, the 3rdThursday of every month (June 20) at the GreatAmerican Casino, 10117 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA. Opportunity to connect with employers and build anetwork of professional contacts.
  3. 3. 13. WALLER HALL WILL CLOSE FRIDAYS, FROM JULY 12 – SEPTEMBER 27, DUE TO MANDATORY CIVILIAN WORKFORCEFURLOUGHS. AER EMERGENCY LOANS WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE RED CROSS AFTER HOURS AND ONFRIDAYS, 1-877-272-7337.14. FREE MILITARY HANDBOOKS Are you aware of Military Handbooks? 2013 versions are available and free todownload! Titles include: Military Children’s Scholarship Handbook, Base Installation Directory, Benefits forVeterans & Dependents, Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree, U.S. Military Handbook, U.S. MilitaryRetired Handbook, After the Military Handbook, Guard and Reserve Military Handbook and Veterans HealthcareBenefits Handbook www.militaryhandbooks.com15. PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE for CYSS meets July 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Habanera Mexican Grillinside Whispering Firs Golf Course clubhouse, McChord Field. Please consider joining us! Call 253-967-6485 forinformation.16. USO “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES” 1940’S ERA DANCE. Friday, July 19th, 7-10 p.m., at the Museum of History andIndustry (MOHAI), Seattle. Enjoy a WWII theme, food, fun, prizes. The USO Northwest is going back to our roots!During World War II USOs all over the globe would hold free dances for service members, allowing them to minglewith the community who were there to show how much they supported the military. 1940s themed dance will be free to the military and public. Two no-host cash bars. A live band will be performing all evening. 1940s-era costumes are encouraged! For our military guests, we ask you wear your uniform. There will be food trucks outside the MOHAI with food to purchase. Free cake and punch will be inside. Swing lessons will be offered from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be raffles for people to take part in. Reservations are required. RSVP here: http://www.usonw.org/dance/17. THUNDERBOLT THEATRE will feature the Shrek movies series, starting July 20. These events will help promote backto school preparation for Soldiers and their Families. Event will include briefers for all children’s’ age groups, as wellas activities for BOSS Soldiers. Soldiers and Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the courtyard andperuse the resource tables at their leisure. Feature film will begin at 6:30 p.m. at one of the COFs. Featuredresources will help with your back to school and school preparation questions. July 20 Shrek hosted by 5-3 FA July 27 Shrek 2 hosted by 1-377 FA August 3 Shrek 3 hosted by 1-94 FA August 10 Shrek 4 hosted by 308thBSB18. The American Red Cross FREE FIRST AID APP. Very good tool for everyday first aid knowledge and also for first aid incase 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.19. 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 andFamily members. THE 17THFIRES BRIGADE MFLC has an office inside the Soldier Centered Medical Home. Phone:253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services and can bereached at (253) 677-3883.
  4. 4. 20. Every month the FISHER HOUSE (www.FortLewisFisherHouse.org) has a wish list that includes the Top 3 and othercurrently needed items for the house. If you are interested in donating any of these items please contact the Fisherhouse to set up a drop off time. Thank you for your support!Current “Top 3″ Needs:1. Postage Stamps2. Bottled Water3. Color Safe BleachWISH LISTBig Item Wish ListItems we are always in Need of: Fresh Fruit Fresh Vegetables All-purpose cleaner Bottled Water Dishwasher detergent Dryer sheets Febreeze Garbage bags (all sizes) Juice Boxes Laundry detergent (HE only) Paper Napkins Paper towels Shower curtain liners (white or clear) Snacks (individual packages) Swiffer (dry and wet) Toilet paper Ziplock bags (all sizes)21. FREE SAT AND ACT TEST STUDY MATERIALS: The SAT and ACT DVD includes more than 11 hours of videoinstruction and 3000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions, and practice tests. Students selectthe training they need and study at their own pace. Eligible recipients of free materials valued at up to $200 includeService Members from all branches of the Military who are active duty, retired, Veterans, Guard, Reserve, DoDemployees and civilians performing military support. Also eligible are relatives and dependents of anyone whootherwise qualifies from the prior list. The eKnowledge Sponsorship covers the complete purchase price for the SATor ACT program. There is a nominal charge of $17.55 for materials and shipping. To order online:www.eKnowledge.com/JBLM or telephone 941-256-40762013 SAT and ACT TEST DATESSAT January 26 March 9 May 4 June 1ACT February 9 April 13 June 8 September 2122. THE WARRIOR CHECK-UP is a unique opportunity for Soldiers with questions or concerns about their alcohol orsubstance use to take stock of their situation and think through their options with a counselor who is outside themilitary system. Command has no access to names or information of participants. A study funded by theDepartment 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!23. The RELOCATION & IMMIGRATION SERVICES PROGRAM provides the following services for Servicemembers,Civilians & Family Members: Newcomers Orientation; Hearts Apart Services for Waiting Families; Levy Briefing; Re-Entry Workshop; First Time PCS Briefing; PCS to Germany Briefing; PCS to Korea Briefing; Sponsorship Training;International Spouse Orientation; Multicultural Workshop; Immigration Liaison Services and Loan Closet. Beginning12 July 2013, the Friday Levy Briefing will be discontinued until Friday, 27 September 2013. POC: Wanda Abrams,Relocation Readiness Program Manager, 253-967-3628
  5. 5. 24. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while gettingconnected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday of themonth (June 18) 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available uponregistration. Register by contacting Kelli McMorris: McMorK@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the LakewoodFamily YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 9849925. INTERACTIVE CUSTOMER EVALUATION (ICE): ICE is the Joint Base Commanders premier feedback source forcustomer service. If you have a question, suggestion, comment or a complaint regarding a person or servicedelivered on post, please submit details into ICE. If you want answers to your question, please add your contactinformation. You will receive a follow-up within 3-working days. Every JBLM Service Provider has an ICE CustomerAccount, http://ice.disa.mil26. LEWIS ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER RELOCATED All Arts & Crafts services are now located at McChord Field. Come andvisit the one-stop Arts & Crafts Center at 1121 Barnes Blvd. Turn left at the first stoplight from the main gate and gostraight until the next stoplight. McChord Arts & Crafts and Auto Centers are on your right. Hours of operation forArts & Crafts are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, and closed weekends. For more information, call 253-982-6726.27. 5-5 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION THROW BLANKETS arein stock, no waiting for an order. $40, for large four-color throw.Contact your Battery leadership for purchase. Check out photofor design.28. THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) is available atboth Fort Lewis and McChord Field. The EAP is a free,confidential information, referral and consultation serviceavailable to the following individuals: DOD Civilian Employees,Retired military personnel, and FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVEDUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, Retirees and DOD Civilians. Toschedule an appointment, or for more information call 253-982-5815(McChord) or 253-967-1412 (JBLM Main office).29. JBLM VETERINARY CENTER, Bldg. 768, Warehouse Road,McChord Field offers services and preventive care for pets ofactive-duty service members and retirees. 253-982-3951 forappointments and information.30. CITY OF DUPONT SEMI ANNUAL CITYWIDE YARD SALE isscheduled for Saturday, June 22nd from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Thissale includes all DuPont exits.31. JBLM MAIN THRIFT SHOP (OPERATED BY LEWIS COMMUNITY SPOUSES CLUB) HOURS T, W &TH 9:30 -2:30, and thefirst 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, lowerconsignment fees, and working with a staff of friendly people in an exciting place. Also visit us on Facebook: FortLewis Thrift Shop. Info: 253-964-0445. All profits earned are used for charitable contributions to othersorganizations on and off base, and the JBLM Scholarship Fund, that benefits Spouses and graduating seniors.
  6. 6. 32. MCCHORD FIELD THRIFT SHOP (OPERATED BY OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB OF MCCHORD) HOURS T, W, & TH, andfirst Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All profits earned are used for charitable contributions to benefitTeam McChord, the local community, and the OSC sponsored scholarship for Spouses and graduating seniors.33. ARMED FORCES ACTION PLAN--Submit Your Issues! Do you have ideas or suggestions to improve the quality of lifefor Service members, Wounded Warriors, Family members, Retirees, and Surviving Family members? Armed ForcesAction Plan (AFAP) is the program designed to share these ideas. AFAP is currently acceptingissues/recommendations for improvement for the 2013 AFAP Conference scheduled for October. The deadline tosubmit your ideas and suggestions is 5 SEP 2013. If you would like additional information about AFAP, pleasecontact the AFAP office at (253)967-9496 or usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-armed-forces-action-plan@mail.mil34. ARMY”s NEW APP” MyMC2”- 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 otherparticipating 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.35. EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES: www.usajobs.gov http://careers.wa.govhttps://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx36. PURCHASE A FIRST-EDITION JBLM ART PRINT Get in on a rare opportunity to purchase a first-edition limited-runprint of a commissioned painting by fine artist Paul Steucke, Sr. The print entitled “Together We Serve,” honors thepeople who keep JBLM running smoothly each and every day. Representatives in the painting include an Air Force C-17 pilot and Honor Guard, military police with dog, 296th Brigade Support Battalion convoy guard, doctor fromMadigan, Stryker driver, Special Ops service member, NCO and from the past, an Army “doughboy,” WWII pilot andbase namesakes Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Col. William McChord. The artist’s hand-numbered prints will beavailable at the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field. Two sizes are available — a 22-by-13.5-inch print for $120and a 15-by-9.25-inch print for $80. Framed options are also available; call 253-982-6718 for more information.Learn more about the artist and his works at paulsteucke.com.37. The JBLM Auto Centers present CLASSY CHASSIS CAR SHOW at Memorial Stadium July 4 celebration at JBLM LewisMain• Check-in 8AM, Show starts 10AM, Voting ends 1PM Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, People’s Choice & Best ofShow presented at 4 p.m.• Dash Plaque & Goody Bags for 1st 200 entries• Participant Drawings every half-hourJBLMmwr.com, No federal endorsement implied. Preregistration strongly advised by June 14; call 360-458-0856 or253-967-3728. $10 per vehicle, $6 per bike. Day-of-event registration is $12/$7 at the Dupont gate only, I-5 exit 119(may require longer wait time). Categories: Street Rod (any year), Classic Stock (pre-1941), Classic Stock (1941-1969), Open Class (1970 to present), Muscle Car (any year), Mustang (any year), Corvette (any year), Low Rider (anyyear), Custom (any year), Truck-Custom, Truck-Stock, Orphan Car &Motorcycle. Special category: Bicycle-Custom (entrants must be age 16or younger). For more information, call 360-458-0856 or 253-967-3728. On-base access requires driven motor vehicles with a valid statelicense, proof of insurance and registration.38. Wear the USOs 2013-edition JULY 4TH T-SHIRT to show our troopsyour support! This years design was chosen by our troops, who sent intheir votes from USO centers around the world! Donate today to getyours: http://bit.ly/10UkoUc
  7. 7. 39. MCCHORD GARAGE SALES, buy or sell (free space for sellers, arrive early and bring your own table). July 13 andAug. 10 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Exchange and Firestone. For more information, callthe McChord Community Center at 253-982-0718.40. THE BISTRO’S JULY SPECIALS The chef at The Bistro at Russell Landing is constantly dreaming up fresh ideas forhandcrafted gourmet pizzas, tantalizing pasta dishes and salads (plus sultry summer dinners). Try these 5–9 p.m.specials during July: Thursdays, get two specialty 12-inch pizzas, Caesar salad for two and a pitcher of soda (with a free refill) for $20. Fridays, two specialty pasta dishes for $20 includes side salad or soup for two. Try two specialty burgers Saturdays, with fries and a nonalcoholic beverage for $15.The Bistro at Russell Landing is located at the marina on American Lake at Lewis North. Call 253-964-2813 to orderahead.GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE41. ADVANCED FREE SCREENING: WORLD WAR Z, Carey Theater, June 15, 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Pick upyour free tickets from the Exchange Manager’s Office (back of store) at either JBLM Main or McChord Field,starting Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m. MUST HAVE TICKET from Exchange to enter theater.42. OUTDOOR RECREATION TRIPS: Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to changewithout notice. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North or through WebTrac athttps://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’sAdventures Unlimited. For more info, 253-967-6263. More trips: http://www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_tours.html Saturday, June 15 ATV adventure in Capitol Forest Join us for an exciting ride through 91,650-acre Capitol ForestSaturday, June 15. You’ll learn the basics of safe ATV riding while taking a guided ride through the miles of trailsCapitol Forest has to offer. Transportation, ATV, helmet and goggles are provided. Difficulty: beginner; distance: 15+miles; ride time: 3–4 hours. Minimum age: 16 ($125) Saturday, June 15, Waterfall tour Explore the greatest concentration of waterfalls in the continental U.S.. Travelingalong the Historic Columbia River Highway, which has an abundance of small waterfalls viewable from the road,we’ll stop at at least five major waterfalls to include the world famous Multnomah Falls (it plunges more than 620feet from its origins). We’ll break for lunch in Hood River, Ore. Trip fee includes round-trip transportation. ($65; ages5–12: $40; ages 0–4: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with specialneeds Sunday, June 16 Explore Victoria B.C. Hop on the ferry and spend the day exploring Victoria, B.C., Sunday, June 16.Downtown Victoria has everything from antique shops to artisan chocolate shops. You may also stop in at the RoyalB.C. Museum or watch a thrilling IMAX film. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket. A passport isrequired. ($100; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made forpersons with special needs. Sea kayak Ketron Island Saturday, June 22 Paddlers of all levels will love this trip Saturday, June 22. We’ll start atSolo Point and circumnavigate Ketron Island in a few enjoyable hours. Experience the beauty and tranquility of thislocal treasure while learning or perfecting your paddling technique. Gear, guide, transportation and instructionprovided. Minimum age: 12 ($40). Visit Seattle Aquarium/Pike Place Market Saturday, June 22 Travel to the Emerald City for a trip to the SeattleAquarium and Pike Place Market. The aquarium is filled with local exhibits, a visiting harbor seal and many amazingthings to see and touch. Pike Place Market has an assortment of unique food and shops for you to try, so join usSaturday, June 22 for a fun day trip. As always, transportation is provided; the trip cost also includes admission tothe aquarium. ($40; ages 4–12: $35; ages 0–3: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be madefor persons with special needs.
  8. 8.  Bungee jumping Sunday, June 23 Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungeebridge in the country Sunday, June 23. A full 20 stories high, the spectacular private bridge is nestled in a beautifulemerald green forest above a majestic sparkling river. If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed.Fee includes transportation, two jumps and the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs.($135) Mountain biking single-track skills class, Sunday, June 23 If you’ve always wanted to give mountain biking a try, joinus for this instructional ride Sunday, June 23. It’s designed for beginners to intermediate riders wanting to trysomething new or boost skills. Spend the day learning the basics involved in mountain biking and getting plenty oftime to work on your newfound skills. The Northwest Adventure Center provides the bike, helmet, gloves andtransportation. Location will be determined based on conditions. Difficulty: easy–moderate; distance: 5–8 miles; ridetime: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12 ($40). Whitewater raft the Wenatchee Saturday, June 29 Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River. We’ll travel tothe east side of the mountain for a hot day in the sun and put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth.Paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids Saturday, June 29. No rafting experience is necessary. Gear,instruction and transportation are included. Minimum age: 14 ($65; add $10 for a barbecue meal. Ask about privatetrips for groups and units — groups of 24 or more are just $60 per person) Reasonable accommodations can bemade for persons with special needs.43. JBLM BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. Details andregistration 253-967-5869 or www.JBLMmwr.com/fitness.html . Tickets available at door the night of the show.Special guest posers Joe Derousie and Gerri Deach-Davis. $5, under 15 free. Civilians welcome.44. JBLM RACES: SALMON RUN 12K/5K and .25 mile Kids Chum Run www.JBLMMWR.com Salmon Bake and localmusic/cultural entertainment. Saturday, June 15, 2013 at McChord Field featuring the Blackberry Bushes StringBand as entertainment. RACE INFO: 12K around Airfield, 5K Out and Back Run, or .25 mile Kids Chum Runaround the track. Top three finishers in each age group receive medal. All children in the Fun Run receive afinishers medal. For more information call (253) 967-4768. Register online or bring your check and registrationto DFMWR-Sports Office at Soldiers Field House, Bldg 3236, 2nd Division Drive & Handrich, 2nd floor, JBLM,Email. Add $5 to entry for day of race entry. No shirt guaranteed.45. OUTDOOR EXPO FOR MILITARY SPORTSMEN JBLM Lewis Main Exchange and more than 50 huntingand fishing guides, vendors and outdoor experts will host an Outdoor Expo, June 22 in the Exchangeparking lot, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Expo will allow service members to mingle with locals who shareenjoyment of outdoor activities in the Northwest. Expo attendees are invited to free seminars given by17 local hunting and fishing experts, to chat, share information and develop contacts. Representativesfrom the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Project Healing Waters, along more than 20outdoor products manufacturers, guide services and vendors will have booths set up to answerquestions and discuss their products.46. 8thANNUAL DOWN AND DIRTY MUD RUN, June 29 (Superhero), August 3 (Cartoon) ,www.jblmmwr.com/races/mud The Joint Base Lewis-McChord DFMWR-Sports Branch presents the 8th AnnualDown & Dirty Mud Run. This is a fun run loaded with lots of muddy obstacles. Be prepared to get downright dirty.Wear your nicest rags and plan on getting wet and plenty dirty. This race is open to the general public andeveryone is invited. Kick it up with even more energy and spirit by dressing according to the theme. CONTACT:For more information call (253) 967-4768. REGISTER: Online or bring your check & REGISTRATION to DFMWR-SPORTS OFFICE at SOLDIER’S FIELD HOUSE, Bldg 3236 2nd floor 2nd Division Drive & Handrich, JBLM, Email
  9. 9. 47. GET CERTIFIED FREE IN FIRST AID/CPR Learn skills that will save lives. Classes held at either Fire Station 101 or105 on JBLM. Classes start at 8 a.m. Free 8 hour course taught by certified instructors. Registration closes 10 daysprior to scheduled dates. Limited available slots. Open to Gov ID card holders only. To sign up, call 253-966-7466or e-mail: registration@jblmmwr.comClass dates:Friday, June 21Tuesday, June 25Friday, July 19Tuesday, July 2348. RENT AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE AND RIDE THE ATV COURSE LOCATED ON JBLM through Outdoor Adventure,JBLM North, NCO Beach Road. 253-967-8282.49. JOIN TRX CLASSES AT MCVEIGH Get fit a new way with free TRX suspension classes at McVeigh Sports andFitness Center at 2160 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main. TRX uses your own body weight for a core, stability, strength andflexibility workout. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For details, call 967-5869.50. GOLF SCRAMBLES ARE BACK Payday Scrambles are back at Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride golf courses. Ifyou’re an ID cardholder, you and your friends can enter five-person scrambles on the following Fridays with a 1p.m. shotgun start:Aug. 2 at Whispering FirsSept. 6 at Eagles PrideThe cost is $30 per person and includes your greens fee, cart rental and a chance to win prizes. You can enter as ateam or be placed on a team if you enter individually. The entry deadline is the Wednesday prior to the date. Formore information, call Whispering Firs at 253-982-4927 or Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522.51. BINGO at THE CASCADE COMMUNITY CENTER Come for a game of Bingo every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at theCascade Community Center. Call 253-964-0331 for more information.52. MCCHORD ADVENTURE CENTER RENTALS Link to view what is available to rent this summerhttp://www.jblmmwr.com/pdf/nw_adv/2013/Adv%20Unlim%20rentals.pdf53. TOUR DE PIERCE Sunday, June 30. Tour de Pierce is a summer bicycle ride through central Pierce County forfitness and fun, promoting bicycle awareness and safety. The ride begins at the Gold parking lot of theWashington State Fair in Puyallup and winds through Puyallup, Sumner and adjacent farm lands. A rest stop willoffer light refreshments, entertainment and restrooms for riders. Tour de Pierce riders are required to wear CPSCapproved helmets. The course will be clearly marked with Dan Henry symbols on the roadway. Riders willreceive a map of the course the day of the ride. The 12-mile route provides a flat, easy ride suitable for familiesand novice riders. A new 30-mile loop extends the ride past farms, flower fields and more scenic views of PierceCountys waterways and Mt. Rainier. The 50-mile course travels through parts of Puyallup, Sumner, South Prairieand Orting.54. SUMMER FEAST at Warrior Zone June 22 from 5-7 p.m. for their Summer Feast. The menu features a seafoodboil dinner for $17 or a grilled salmon dinner for $11. The event is available for ages 18 and older. For moredetails, call 253-477-5756.
  10. 10. 55. CHAMBERS BAY CHALLENGE 5k & 1 mile Fun Run, Saturday July 20, 2013, Chambers Bay Regional Park Trails,8:30 a.m. This fun run is for all ages and abilities and will take you along the Soundview Trail, which boasts someof the most amazing views in the Pacific Northwest. 5K Course trail will take you alongside the Chambers Bay GolfCourse and up the infamous switchbacks, which are guaranteed to challenge the best of the best. Once youconquer the hills the course will continue onto the Grandview Trail, which offers sweeping views of the golfcourse, Puget Sound and the surrounding islands. One Mile Course Dont want to challenge the switchbacks justyet? Sign up for our one mile dash, which will take you out and back on the Grandview Trail for a nice leisurelyjog. Check In & Registration Learn more about the check in and registration processes.56. CHILD CARE WHILE YOU WORK OUT AVAILABLE AT JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER. Fee is $4 perhour, per child, with two hour limit. Brand new air conditioned facility.57. HEROES LOUNGE CHANGES HOURS- Heroes Lounge inside Cascade Community Center is open Wednesdays forfree bar bingo with food purchase, Thursdays and Fridays in the afternoon and evening, and Saturdays starting at8 p.m. (if a UFC fight is airing, doors open early). It is closed Sundays through Tuesdays until football seasonbegins.58. FUNDAMENTALS OF TRX (Suspension training) McVeigh Gym, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Great class forbeginners.59. FITNESS CLASSES: Want a fun way to fit in your next workout? Try a free fitness class at a JBLM gym near you!For the latest schedules, visit JBLMmwr.com. A few highlights: A.M. Jump Start Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center (2022Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main) Pilates Mondays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the McCord Main Fitness Center (729 5thSt. at McChord Field) Crossfit Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Sheridan Sports & Fitness Center (3759 Stryker Ave. atLewis Main). At Sheridan, you may also get a free fitness assessment to find your body and blood pressure. TRX Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center (11596 D St. & 41stDivision at Lewis North)
  11. 11. 60. 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. Ourevidence-based outcomes show that our Littles, mentored by caring adult Bigs, have more success than theirnon-mentored peers. Children are matched with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-onerelationships, which change their lives for the better, forever. We are proud to announce our partnership withthe U.S. Military to serve children of active-duty, the fallen, and deployed military personnel of all branches,including Reservists and National Guard. Military children are matched with retired military, inactive servicemembers, and caring civilians to provide an added durable layer of support. Please give an hour or two a monthto work with a youth. The impact you make on both their life and yours will last a lifetime! To enroll a militarychild, contact Susan.Burges@bbbsps.org, or call (206) 456-9794. To inquire about youth mentorship, contactRuvin.Munden@bbbsps.org, or call (206) 402-9162.61. 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 McChordClub at 253-982-5581, or visit afclubs.net for an application. The club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChordField.62. FUN AT HEROES SPORTS LOUNGE Wantentertainment more nights of the week?Come out to Heroes Sports Lounge insideCascade Community Center at Lewis Main.Tuesdays, play bar bingo for prizes — it’s freeto play! Bring your friends for karaoke at 9p.m. on Fridays and enjoy bar and foodspecials. For more info, call 253-964-0331.63. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, LakewoodFamily YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically,and spiritually while getting connected toother military Spouses through fun activitiesand self-reflection. Every first and thirdTuesday of the month, 9 am -12 p.m. Free formembers and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by- contacting KelliMcMorris: McMork@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW,Lakewood, 98499.64. WEAR BLUE: RUN TO REMEMBER RUNNING CLUB, JBLM Chapter- meets at Powderworks Park in DuPont, WA, at9 a.m. each Saturday, to serve as a living memorial to fallen Service Members. Names of Fallen Warriors are readout loud before each run. You can run/walk a 5K or 10K course each Saturday, as well as train for marathons inthe area, and support Spouses/Families of Fallen Warriors. For more information please visit their website athttp://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/65. HEARTS APART SUPPORT GROUP, an ACS sponsored group, is an outreach support group for active duty Familieswhose sponsor is on unaccompanied tours (Korea), extended temporary duty or field training exercises.Interested? Please contact ACS- Relocation at 253-967-3633.66. ADULT SWIM LESSONS are available at Keeler Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 PM. We advertisethem as free 30 minute sessions on a drop in basis so there is no need to sign up for a formal class. Questionsplease call 253-967-6652.
  12. 12. 67. FREE MICROFIT FITNESS ASSESSMENT-Assessments available include body fat, flexibility,strength, aerobic fitness, and blood pressure. Locatedinside Jensen Fitness Center. Call 253-966-375768. BOSS DESIGNATED DRIVER VAN-your key to a safenight out! If you’re on post and need a free ride, noquestions asked, call the BOSS Designated Driver Van at253-208-9169. The DD Van runs every Friday & Saturdaynight from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. If you’re intoxicated, DONOT get behind the wheel, just call the BOSS DD Van for apick-up.69. FITNESS BOOT CAMP Not fit? Looking to get inshape? Join Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center’s freeFitness Boot Camp shape-up program. The class is limitedto 20 participants and is designed for less-fit individualswho want a jump-start to a new fitness program. Classesmeet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-10:30a.m. July 1-Aug. 9. For sign-up info, check with Jensen’sfront desk or call 253-967-5975.KIDS70. Our thoughts are with the Heartland after May’sdevastating tornadoes. The Sesame Street ‘Here for EachOther’ resource is designed to help Families with childrenafter emergencies. Download it here:http://www.sesamestreet.org/cms_services/services?action=download&uid=88b10d16-be94-4962-bd02-f3fcefbab5c4
  13. 13. 71. Teen Zone Shuttle Schedule Bowling Alleyand Skating Rink on Lewis Main Must be aCYSS registered youth in 6-12th grade,Youth must be signed in, present, andsigned up for last shuttle 45 minutes priorto its departure in time in order toguarantee their seat.3 pm - At Pioneer for Pick-Up3:45 pm - Leave Youth Center todrop o_ at Sally4 pm - At Sally to Pick-Up4:15 pm - Leave Youth Center forAll Neighborhood Drop5:15 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop6:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop7:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood DropFriday Night Only8:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop9:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for Last Shuttle All Neighborhood DropCall the shuttle phone for Pick - Up and the driver will determine your Pick - Up time and location. No shuttle orPioneer Pick - Up on Saturdays. JBLM Shuttle Phone Number (253) 970-5057.72. FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE McChord Community Center’s annual Father-Daughter Dance Saturday, June 15from 6:30–9 p.m. The evening includes deejay dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, dessert, fruit punch, a craft project,photo with dad and prizes for the best-dressed couples. Advanced ticket purchase is required. The cost is $18 percouple; $8 for each additional daughter. Call 253-982-0718 for sign-up details. No CYSS registration is necessary.73. PIANO LESSONS Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. for ages 5 – 18 yrs. Cost: $48 (fourclasses per month) Individual practice/lessons provided by qualified piano instructor. Classes are 30-minute
  14. 14. sessions offered four times per month. For more information, call Mr. Reid at 253-535-1597. Register on Webtracat JBLMmwr.com. You can also register at Parent Central Services Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or Parent CentralServices Annex at McChord Field. For specific class information please contact the class instructor. PLEASEREGISTER BY THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR THE NEXT MONTH’S CLASSES. For more information ordirections visit JBLMmwr.com.74. VACATION TIME IS HERE! Download free car game printables for the kids (scavenger hunt, road trip bingo, linesand dots, I Spy, etc.) www.MomsMinivan.com75. CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP – JBLM will be offering a camp in July. DuPont in August. For other citiescheck the Registration link here https://registration.challengersports.com/FindACamp/FindACamp.asp76. THE SPLASH PARK behind AFC Skate Arena is open from 9:30 a.m. until dusk. The water is not heated and nolifeguard is on duty.77. Department of Defense Launches 4THANNUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM “Have Book – Will Travel,” thesummer reading program is a fun way to introduce children of all ages to new books and help them keep readingover the summer months. The program will operate at libraries on installations worldwide and will feature prizesand other incentives to encourage students to participate. Students can sign up at their installation library oronline.78. GROSS OUT OLYMPICS Kids ages 3 and up will have fun in extreme gross out challenges such as, the BolognaToss, Human Cheese Puff, Lemon Slurp and many many more! ALL Olympians earn a gold medal! Wear bathingsuits or clothes that can get dirty! A sprinkler will be on hand for all Olympians to clean off in between eachevent. New events will be offered each day so sign up for one or all four! Fee is $10/child.Activity # Date Time Location5539(register by 7/8)Tues, July 9 5:30-7:30 p.m. Frontier Park in Graham5540(register by 8/6)Wed, Aug. 7 1-3 p.m.Chambers Creek Regional Parkin University Place5541(register by 8/13)Wed, Aug. 14 2-4 p.m.Sprinker Recreation Centerin TacomaRegister: on-line by selecting the activity number above (253)798-4177 Parks Administration For more information please contact Jen Spane at (253) 798-4753 or by email79. PIERCE COUNTY PARKS AND REC SUMMER RECREATION GUIDE This guide includes the popular Gross-OutOlympics, Movies in the Park, Summer Camps, Races, Sports, and classes. Great kids fun this summer.http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=1247
  15. 15. 80. MOVIES IN THE PARK (PIERCE CO PARKS AND REC) Grab a blanket and your favorite lawn chair for our Movies inthe Park series. We will be offering four different family friendly movies in three different parks throughout thesummer on our jumbo screen.All the movies are FREE and rated PG. The June 14th movie will be held inside from 6-9 p.m. The other movies areheld outside and will start at dusk. Come early to play for preshow activities and games at 7 p.m. Concessions onsite will also be availableJune 14 - Hotel TransylvaniaMeridian Habitat Park14422 Meridian EastSouth Hill, Puyallup 98375This movie will be shown inside Meridian Habitat Center at special time from 6-9 p.m.DirectionsJuly 26 - Wreck-It RalphMeridian Habitat Park14422 Meridian EastSouth Hill, Puyallup 98375Movie starts at dusk, outsideAugust 3 - Little Big LeagueHeritage Recreation Center9010 - 128th StreetSouth Hill, Puyallup 98375 Movie starts at duskDirectionsAugust 9 -The Great OutdoorsSprinker Recreation Center14824 C Street STacoma, 98444Movie starts at dusk
  16. 16. 81. SOUNDER LANES YOUTH BOWLING FUN DAYS every Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Two hours of bowling and shoesrental for only $5.82. YOUTH SOUNDERS FC CAMP July 29-Aug. 2 at Cowan Stadium, JBLM-Lewis Main. The camp is designed forbeginners to intermediates ages 4-15. Register through soundersfc.com/camps where you’ll find costs, timesand registration forms. The camp encourages good technical habits and decision making while promoting ahealthy and fun lifestyle. A Sounders FC player will be on hand to sign autographs and talk with the youth.83. YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP Register now for camp held June 29. The participation fee is $20 for youth ages 5 to 18.Register at CYS Services Parent Central, building 2295, 12thand Bitar or through WebTrac at JBLMmwr.com. Formore information, call CYS Services at 253-967-2977.84. FLIPZ 4 KIDZ GYMNASTICS CENTER Please read through all of our class info as classes are held on the Flipz 4 Kidzbus AND the Hillside SKIES building. Mondays @ Warrior CDC, $35 per four-week month from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 1 – 5 yrs. Tuesdays @ Clarkmoor CDC, $35 per four-week month 9 to 9:30 a.m. ages 1 – 3 yrs. and 9:30 to 10 a.m.ages 3 – 5 yrs. Tuesdays @ North Fort CDC, $35 per four-week month 10:30 to 11 a.m. ages 1 – 3 yrs. and 11 to 11:30 a.m.ages 3 – 5 yrs. Thursdays @ Hillside CDC, $35 per four-week month from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for ages 1 – 3 yrs. and 9:30 to 10a.m. for ages 3 – 5 yrs. Thursdays @ Madigan Infant/Toddler CDC, $35 per four-week month from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. for age 1 – 5yrs. Mondays @ Hillside SKIESUnlimited 4 - 4:30 p.m. for ages 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: $30.00 (This Activity is held in thecenter not the bus) 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. for ages 5 - 18 yrs. Cost: $30.00 (This Activity is held in the center notthe bus)
  17. 17.  Wednesdays @ Hillside SKIESUnlimited 9 - 9:45 a.m. for ages 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: $15.00 (This Activity is held inthe center not the bus) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. for ages 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: $30.00 (This Activity is held in the centernot the bus)Your children will enhance strength and gross motor skills when gymnastics comes to them in a converted schoolbus with mats, bars, rings, beams, jumper and vault block! Flipz 4 Kidz also brings the fun inside and offersgymnastics classes in the Hillside Skies building. For more information, call Coach Denise at 253-921-3864. Registeron Webtrac at JBLMmwr.com. You can also register at Parent Central Services Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or ParentCentral Services Annex at McChord Field. For specific class information please contact the class instructor. PLEASEREGISTER BY THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR THE NEXT MONTH’S CLASSES. For more information ordirections visit JBLMmwr.com.85. HAND IN HAND DAY CAMP AT PIONEER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, OLYMPIA We are offering two camps at onelocation!Summer Day Camp - Ages 6 to 13 years (must have completed kindergarten)Children ages 6-13 with and without disabilities participate in camp activities together. This is a fully inclusive daycamp. Register: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/parks/docs/recreation/rec-daycamps/2013-day-camp-registration.pdfSummer Teen Camp - Ages 14 – 21 (designed for disabled youth)We are offering a separate Teen Camp onsite. We will be joining Day Camp for some activities such as the majorfield trips. When we are not with the day campers we will venture out for our own field trips and activities! Register:http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/parks/docs/recreation/rec-daycamps/2013-teen-day-camp-registration.pdfWeekly Activities for both camps will include going swimming, visiting the library and at least one major field trip.Other regular activities may include music, games, arts, craft projects, and healthy outdoor fitness activities such asgroup games and bike rides. Supervision always provided by qualified staff trained in CPR and First Aid. *SummerDay Camp at Pioneer Elementary School is a fully inclusive program designed to accommodate all youth includingpersons with mental and physical disabilities.86. The deadline for Pierce County YOUTH KICKBALL LEAGUE has been extended to June 17th. Bring your schoolyard best out to play in this NEW six week program of Kickball. This league is divided into ages 8-9 and 10-11.League fee includes t-shirt. Call 253-798-4141 to register or go online 24/7 www.piercecountywa.org/parks .Volunteer coaches are needed, if you are interested in coaching contact Chad at charvel@co.pierce.wa.us87. HIRED! Apprentice Program for Teens. Teens can bolster college applications with the Hired! ApprenticeProgram. Teens ages 15-18 earn valuable work experience, and earn $500 at the end of the program, byreporting to work at MWR operations. For more information call 253-967-4694.
  18. 18. 88. KITE FESTIVAL, June 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chambers Creek Regional Park (Central Meadow), 6320 Grandview DriveW, University Place. Join Pierce County Parks & Recreation and the Pierce County Kitefliers Association for a funfilled day of kites. The entire family will be captivated by amazing kite demonstrations, family kite flying, facepainting, and more! Bring your kites, blankets and cameras and get ready for a day full of fun! The first 250 kidswill have an opportunity to make their own kites, compliments of the Pierce County Kitefliers Association.89. TEEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you 16 to 18 and seeking employment? Then come into the Joint BaseLewis-McChord Employment Readiness Program. The ERP is open Mondays thru Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30p.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.90. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Department of Emergency Services is coordinating the National Night Out (NNO) activitiesfor 6 August from 5-7 p.m. This event promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police communitypartnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. All JBLM community centers will be participating in this yearsevents, and scheduled activities include: McGruff visits Ride around the block with a cop Clover Park School District information tables (for upcoming school year)POC is Mr. Chris Owens, 253-966-9501, JBLMs Crime Prevention Program Manager91. FREE TEEN CARDIO AND STRENGTH TRAINING is available for teens ages 13–15. Meet with a youth fitnesstrainer to establish a personal workout program. The program is available weekdays, 3–7 p.m. Stop by the CYSServices Sports Office (2295 12th St. at Bitar Ave.) or call 253-967-2405 for details.92. TEEN WELCOME VIDEO- Get a tour of JBLM Teen Style http://jblmmwr.com/CYS.htm93. TEEN SPONSORS- Know a teen coming to JBLM who would like a teen sponsor? They can submit applications forsponsor on-line at http://www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_teen_zone.html94. SCREAM FREE WEDNESDAYS a brown bag parenting series (bring your lunch). Learn to raise your kids by keepingyour cool! Every Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m., Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, dropin basis, no registration needed. 253-968-4843 for information. Childcare vouchers available for E5 and below.Bring your lunch and learn valuable parenting strategies.95. Ten things kids need to know to live financially smart lives…Money as You Grow. www.MoneyAsYouGrow.org96. 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, 967-2405.97. 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 counselingfor 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 firstsession. Telephonic counseling is not available to this age group. If the child is over 18, they can request and attend counseling on their own. 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 becauseof their age. MOS would work with the caller to ensure their immediate safety and to connect them withappropriate support services. Please note, MOS should not be promoted as a suicide hotline. A more appropriate
  19. 19. resource would be the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK). For More Information:www.militaryonesourceeap.org/achievesolutions/en/militaryonesource/BufferPage.do?contentId=2664498. 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 4thAvenue,Olympia.99. BRAT TOWN BUGLE is a FREE, downloadable newspaper template that offers your Military Child the opportunityfor creative expression of their thoughts and feelings! View all the pages:www.operationwearehere.com/BratTownBugle.html100. Are you looking for a playground on JBLM Main you can use when it’s raining? Look no further....Thanks to yourICE recommendations for improvement the JBLM MAIN LODGE PLAYGROUND (at the Army Hotel) is availablefor children of parents that aren’t guests at the Lodge. A key to access the playground the key can be checked outat the front desk and conveniently returned to the key box located at the playground entrance. The playgroundoffers a covered, fun, enclosed, centralized area on Main post for children 5-12 years of age to play. AdultSupervision is required.101. INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS Have fun with your young child at the Raindrops and RainbowsParent Child Play Center, Lewis North (Bldg. 8197 American Lake Ave.). New Parent Support Program’splaygroup 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/173362599415940102. SKIESUNLIMITED YOUTH ACADEMY offers instruction in the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration andSkills. 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 explorenew skills, cultivate personal interests, establish connections and bolster college applications. For registrationinformation, call 253-966-CYSS (2977). Sign up on Webtrac for the next session!103. The JBLM FOSTER PARENT RECRUITMENT PROJECT is a group that has formed on JBLM to address the needs ofmilitary foster children. The group is helping advertise the need for military-connected foster homes, both on theinstallation and in the surrounding communities. Interested families can get licensed if they plan to remain in theJBLM area for as little as one year. By choosing to become a foster parent, they can help these children to live inthe familiar military environment, continue to attend their home school and continue their medical care at fromMadigan Healthcare System. For more information on this initiative, or to receive information on how to becomea licensed foster parent, please contact Sandi Vest at the CAFAC at Sandra.vest@us.army.mil.104. SITTERCITY.COM Need a sitter for date night? DoD offers a free membership ($140 value) for military personnelto 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 thissite. To take advantage of this wonderful offer visit www.sittercity.com/dod105. 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 orCourtney.s.turnley@us.army.mil106. OPERATION PURPLE CAMP Washington State has one camp location in Ellensburg the week of June 23-June28, 2013 for 8-10 year olds. Click on the link for more details and to register. http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/traditional-camps/
  20. 20. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)107. CAMP PRIME TIME July 19 – 21. It is over White Pass on US Forestry Service land. The accommodations arecabins and the meals are prepared 3 times per day by our Equity volunteers. The application and a securitydeposit of $20 (made out to Camp Prime Time, and will be deposited about June 20th) are required to completethe registration packet. If you attend Camp, you have a choice of donating the $20 to Camp Prime Time, a charity,or they will refund it to you upon request. Transportation for Camp is on you but food and lodging are providedfor free. Contact Nancy at 253-967-9705 for more information.108. CAMP EFMP "Pirates of American Lake II" JBLMAUGUST 23-25Shoreline Park Day Camp August 24T-shirt Registration Deadline July 31NW Adventure center Cabin Registration DeadlineAugust 16Registration Packets are available at ACS EFMPWaller Hall or request a packet by contacting TimmyMilligan at 253.967.9097 or emailusarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-acs-exceptional-family-member@mail.mil109. DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTSTOOLKIT Military Homefront Special NeedsParent Toolkit and checklists110. EFMP COFFEE GROUP The EFMP Coffee Groupwill meet July 9, 10am, at the Lewis Main BattleBean inside the AFC Skate Arena (bldg 2275,Liggett Ave.) : Meet other adult EFMs orcaregivers of EFMs for coffee, friends, anddiscussion the second Tuesday of every month,10 AM, at the Lewis Main Battle Bean. Call 253-967-3553 for more information; no RSVPrequired.111. JBLM EFMP SUPPORT GROUP, July 9, 6-7 pm: Anon-profit, private organization that offers meetings and guest speakers. Monthly meetings are on the secondTuesday of the month at the Bowl Arena Lanes, back party room, Bldg 2272 Liggett Ave, JBLM-Lewis Main. Foodand drinks are available for purchase. Additional events will alternate between JBLM-McChord Field, JBLM LewisMain, and JBLM Lewis North. Join their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JBLM-EFMPSG. For moreinformation send email to EFMPSG@gmail.com.112. SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIES are shown every 3rdSaturday of the month, June 15, 12-2 p.m., at the McChordTheater. Contact (253) 982-2695 for more information.113. SPECIAL FAMILIES OF PIERCE COUNTY, SFPC has regular monthly meetings on the 1stMonday of the month,July 1, 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held at the Pierce County Library Processing and Administration Center located at3005 112thStreet East, on the corner of 112thSt. and Waller Road, just off the Portland exit from Hwy 512. Formore information contact Angela Fish at 253-830-4368 or find them on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/specialfamiliespc or email them at specialfamiliespc@gmail.com
  21. 21. 114. Please contact JBLM EFMP at jblmimcomdfmrwefmp@conus.army.mil if any of the EFMP contacts above do notrespond within 2 business days. Did you miss the JBLM EFMP newsletter? You can access it on-line athttp://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.115. Low or No Cost Feeding Supplies need a new home. These items are new and unopened, sealed, sanitary- IV Pole- Feeding Pump + Charger- Portable Feeding Pump with backpack, preschool sized- Tube Extensions- Feeding bags, portable and stationary- Mic-Key Button Sets- Size 6 diapers, 6 packagesHer son no longer needs them and she wants to pass them along to other families. She lives in the Spanaway Grahamarea. Contact Nancy at 253-967-9705 to be connected with this mother.CLINIC SET (SUPPORT, EDUCATION & TRAINING) OFFERINGSMonthly Parent Support Meetings2nd Wed of the month - 6:30-8pm *Free*● Hot Topics in Autism● Staff facilitated conversation starters● Support and encouragement for parents who are experiencing similarjoys and challenges in parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum*Childcare available on-site for a nominal fee (reservations for childcare required)Starts Wed., July 10Monthly Parent Education4th Wed of the month - 6:30-8pm *Free*● Topics to include dealing with tantrums, feeding issues in Autism,creating successful routines, successful toilet training, understandingcontingencies, increasing compliance and positive behaviors, IEP/parentrights, improving cognitive flexibility*Childcare available on-site for a nominal fee (reservations for childcare required)Starts Wed., July 24 "Dealing with Tantrums and Meltdowns"Monthly Lego Social Club3rdWed. of the month - 6-7:30pm $10● Ages 6-15 yearsCome play with Legos while working on social skills in a supportive environmentStarts Wed. July 17Social Skills Training (offered quarterly in 8-week sessions for 3-5 similarly grouped peers)● Ages 5-7 - Tuesdays 4-5pm starting July 9th thru August 27th● Ages 8-10 - Tuesdays 5-6pm starting July 9th thru August 27th● Ages 11-13 - Thursdays 4-5pm starting July 11th thru August 29th● Ages 14-17 - Thursdays 5-6pm starting July 11th thru August 29th
  22. 22. ● offered at no cost to current Basics NW families● $100 per 8-week session for non-Basics NW families*Offering beginning, intermediate and advanced social skills trainingTo reserve a spot or if you have questions, email mwoodard@basicsnw.com.BASICS NW LLC is a Tricare, Aetna, and CIIBS credentialed provider of home and clinic-based Applied BehaviorAnalytic (ABA) services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and related disabilities, in southwestWashington. (State of WA mental health/ABA agency licensure pending)TRAINING AND CLASSES116. HOME BUYING WORKSHOP: The Housing Services Office (HSO) is conducting a Home Buying Workshop on 18 &19-June 2013 from 6-9 p.m. on Lewis Main. This workshop will be held at the Stone Education Center (BLDG#6242, 1st floor). The workshop is designed for active duty Service Members and spouses and prior servicepersonnel with VA loan eligibility who are interested in buying a home. This workshop is co-sponsored by theWashington State Housing Finance Commission using their certified instructors. Please call Sheila at 253-967-5334 or Sandy at 253-967-5354 to RSVP for the workshop.117. Earn up to $2,000 a month- Looking for a fun, rewarding job? BECOME A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER andmake a difference in the lives of military children and their families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, mayqualify for subsidies, and receive free child care while in training and free resources for your business. Learn aboutFCC at the July 9 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office in Building 2013B. Full-day training classes meetweekdays following the orientation. FCC will provide free child care during the training classes. For moreinformation, call the FCC office at 253-967-3039.118. SPOUSES INFORMATION FAIR McChord Club, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pick up information about your new duty station.Specifically targeted to Spouses new to JBLM. Call 253-982-2695 to register. Free on-site child care is available.Must reserve a space for your child.Dates for 2013:June 19July 17August 21September 18October 16November 20December 18119. FRG VOLUNTEER TRAINING Providing new volunteers with a basic training is essential to the success of our 5-5ADA BN volunteer corps. JBLM will now offer a “Volunteer Training” monthly. This training is designed for newvolunteers; however any volunteer that would like to attend will be welcome. The one hour training will covergeneral volunteer information, the importance of VMIS, and logging hours, and types of volunteers. Additionally,each attendee will receive an orientation checklist to bring back to their volunteer organization for specificorientation training. The training time/dates are as follows:0900-1000, 7 Aug0900-1000, 4 Sep0900-1000, 9 Oct0900-1000, 6 Nov
  23. 23. The training will be held at the Family Resource Center (FRC), Bldg # 4274, 9thDivision Drive and Idaho Streets, JBLMMain. Training participants must register by calling the FRC, 253-967-9496 starting one month prior to the desiredtraining date. Childcare vouchers are provided during training. Call 253-967-CYSS to reserve hourly care, starting onemonth prior.120. FRG TRAINING- 253-967-9496 for reservations. All classes held at the Family Resource Center, 9thDivision andIdaho Avenue, JBLM Main. Childcare vouchers available at training. Call 967-CYSS to reserve your childcare.a. FRG Leader, October 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Only VMIS registered FRG Leaders may attend)b. FRG Green Suit, July 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Commanders and First Sergeants. Registration opens June 25.c. Key Caller July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration opens June 16.d. FRG Treasurer training, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration opens July 11, 253-967-9496.121. TROOPS TO TEACHERS The Troops to Teachers program enriches the quality of American education by helpingto place mature, motivated, experienced and dedicated personnel in our nation’s classrooms. TTT also providestuition assistance for teacher certification and a bonus for teaching in a high needs school. To continue servingyour country as a teacher, contact TTT. A representative is at Stone Education Center on every 4th Monday (June24) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Hawk Education Center on every 3rd Monday (June 17) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Contact Kawanda McLendon, Washington State Director (719) 287-3050 or kmclendon@mpttt.org.122. COMMON SENSE PARENTING OF TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS focuses on setting reasonable expectationsbased 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 onthe previous one. This class is great when you have older infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The class is Tuesdaymornings from 1000 to 1200 at the Escape Zone123. ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (AFTB) is currently taking registrations for our May classes. The followingclasses are offered at the Family Resource Center (FRC), Bldg 4274, 9th Division and Idaho Avenue. To registerfor AFTB Classes, please contact the FRC at 253-967-9496.June:18th -21stPersonal Growth and Resiliency 0930-144526th-27thFirst Sergeant Spouse Seminar 0900-1430124. SMOOTH MOVE WORKSHOP held at Airman & Family Resource Center, McChord Field, Bldg. 551, 9-10 a.m.Register by calling 253-982-2695 or email 92FSS.fsc@amc.af.mil. For those that are anticipating a PCS or ETSmove. Dates:July 8August 12September 9October 7November 4December 9125. EMPLOYMENT READINESS New client orientations are held Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. or Wed., 1:30 p.m. at the ACSAnnex, 12thand Liggett, next to Survivor Outreach Services. Only need to attend one day. For information 253-967-3538.126. SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY has a new format! A series of five modules are now available at ACS waller Hall& McChord Field. For more information and to register, please call (253)967-3544/982-2695 or emailLisa.L.Evergin@us.army.mil or Michael.Berkshire@us.af.mil
  24. 24. MOD 1 Resiliency & MRT Competencies, Hunt For The Good Stuff, ATC ModelMOD 2 Avoid Thinking Traps, Detecting Icebergs, Energy ManagementMOD 3 Problem Solving, Put It In Perspective, Real Time ResilienceMOD 4 VIA- Building Character StrengthsMOD 5 Assertive Communication, Active & Constructive Responding, Effective PraiseModule Date Time LocationJUNEMod 5A&5B 20-Jun-13 9:30am - 4:30pm Waller Hall, ACS ClassroomGraduate Review 25-Jun-13 9:00am- 12:00pm Waller Hall, ACS Classroom127. FOOD HANDLERS COURSEFirst Tuesday of Month, July 2 7-8 p.m.Third Tuesday of Month, June 18 4-5 p.m.Please call to register: Carol Elliot 253-968-4331. 1 Hour Classes given by Environmental Health. This Installationcertificate 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 hasthe 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).128. TUESDAY TOPICS RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES CAFAC: 253-968-4843. Presented by the Child and FamilyAssistance Center (CAFAC) Every Tuesday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm – CAFAC Conference Room, bldg 9923B, room108, 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. CAFAC will NOT be providing the Tuesday Topics: RelationshipWorkshops during the month of June. The next workshop will be on July 9. For further information call theCAFAC at 253-968-4843.Join us in July for topics of interest in an educational setting packed with helpful information for couples. Perhapsyou 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- 968-4550129. HEALTHY EATING CLASS: Arrange a “Healthy Eating” class for your unit. Attendees will learn how to usenutritious foods to maintain good health and well-being. Call Madigan Army Public Health Nursing to book a classfor your unit or FRG! 253-968-4387.130. AUTO CENTERS OFFER CLASSES Changing your own oil and fluids and lubing your vehicle saves you a lot ofmoney — learn how at your Auto Centers — it’s easier than you think. The McChord Auto Center’s lube and oilchange class is $25; the car check-up class is $20. Supplies are extra. Call to make an appointment for a class youwant to take. For more details, visit JBLMmwr.com under Auto Centers. For more information about your AutoCenters, call the Lewis Main center at 253-967-3728 or the McChord center at 253-982-7226.
  25. 25. 131. Do you have ideas or suggestions to improve the quality of life for Service members, Wounded Warriors, Familymembers, Retirees, and Surviving Family members?ARMED FORCES ACTION PLAN (AFAP) is the program to share these ideas with. We are currently acceptingissues/recommendations for improvement for the 2013 AFAP Conference scheduled for October. The deadline tosubmit your ideas and suggestions is 5 SEP 2013.AFAP Issues have been responsible for literally hundreds of legislative, regulatory and policy changes involving theServices and geared towards improving the quality of Service Members life and enhancing readiness and retention.Among the changes benefiting all JBLM services that have come through AFAP are pay increases, dental benefits,TRICARE reform, life insurance, housing allowances, and enhanced educational opportunities.How it works:At the JBLM AFAP Conference, delegates from across the installation, comprised of Service members, Family (ActiveDuty, Wounded Warriors, Reserve, Civilian Employees, Family members, Retirees, & Surviving Family members),review and prioritize the issues that are submitted. All their input and experience goes into working the issues andfinding resolutions.Although some issues take time or are proven unattainable, every issue is reviewed, monitored, and tracked until aresolution is found. About 90% of AFAP issues are retained and worked at a local level, resulting in ongoingcommunity improvements. Issues beyond the scope of Joint Base Lewis-McChord are forwarded to a higher level ofauthority.If you would like additional information about AFAP, please contact the AFAP office at (253)967-9496 orusarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-armed-forces-action-plan@mail.mil132. THE NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NSPS) JBLM is a professional team of social workers and registerednurses who provide no-cost, in-home parenting support and educational services to JBLM families with childrenages 0 - 3 years of age. The program helps parents learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunionsand the everyday demands of parenthood.Home visiting: We offer parents the opportunity to improve their skills as parents and to learn new skills. There areoften many questions about children’s needs and behaviors as well as how to deal with them. The NPSP is apersonalized and effective resource for parents.Classes: Registration is required for all NPSP classes. Please call 253-967-5901 to register. Free childcare is available forall classes. Children must be pre-registered with CYSS to receive care. Infant Massage: Learn the art of infant massage from instructors trained to teach the Loving Touch curriculum.Improve sleep and appetite and learn techniques to sooth a colicky baby and increase brain development. Common Sense Parenting: is a class to learn new ways to deal with children’s problem behaviors. The classes areled by trained facilitators who are committed to help parents create a positive and healthy environment wheretheir family can thrive. Common Sense Parenting targets interventions for toddlers and school aged children. Stress Free Parenting: is a class that integrates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR Model) practices toparenting. If you find yourself overwhelmed with parenting and don’t have the support you need to be the parentthat you want to be, then this group is for you. Parents will learn and practice mindfulness skills to decrease stress. 24-7 Dad Workshop: Being the best dad you can be is the MOST important kind of “home improvement” you cando for your family, whether you’re a new dad, single dad, or a seasoned veteran. Join the 24/7 Dad workshop andlearn what you can do for your family whether you are a new dad or a seasoned vet! Dr. Dad: Are you an expectant Dad or have infants and/or toddlers? Join us for this free class and learn how to takecare of the Well Child, The Sick Child, the Injured Child and the Safe Child.
  26. 26.  1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for all children, toddlers through teens, 1-2-3 Magic is an evidence-basedparenting technique created by Dr. Phelan. Parents will learn how to discipline without arguing, yelling, orspanking. 1-2-3 Magic gives parents specific and effective skills to address negative behaviors such as tantrums,aggression, disrespectful language and much more. You will also learn how to assist your child with starting a newbehavior such as chores, manners, and respectful language.Children’s Groups These are ongoing support programs for your child to interact and play with peers, and for parents toconnect with other parents. Infant Play Group: is a laid back, interactive atmosphere for parents and infants to begin socializing with oneanother. Infants may benefit from socializing with other infants and learning new ways to communicate. Parentsmay benefit by receiving support from other parents about resources in the area, feeding tips, sleeping routinesand much more. Infant play group is held every Thursday afternoon at 1300 in the Rainbows and Raindrops Center. Play Morning: is for all children up to age 5. Play morning is a music centered group where children get to sing,dance, and play musical instruments together. The facilitators provide the tunes and lead the group in fun filledmusic activities. These groups occur at Rainbows and Raindrops every Friday at 10:00. They also are held at theEscape Zone every Friday at 10:30. These are drop-in groups so no registration is required.133. JBLM FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICESLocation: ACS Annex, Bldg 2166, corner of 12thand Liggett Ave, JBLMHours of Operation:0730 – 1630, Monday - FridayOPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal HolidaysServices Available: Confidential one-on-one counseling for Soldiers and their spouses (budgeting, debtmanagement, credit counseling, investment education, general financial planning, credit report review, TSP andretirement planning), personal financial management classes, and Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services arepart of the Army’s benefits to you. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you when obtaining the services of aFinancial Readiness Specialist. The FRP Specialists are Army (government) employees and do not work oncommissions 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 ofcharge.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
  27. 27. 124. Some of the unique benefits available to service members and their Families include those programsoffered through MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION PROGRAMS. You may have heard it referred to as MWR. Servicemembers and their Families may be able to rent a cabin at the beach, buy discount tickets to a theme park, takeswimming lessons or get help managing their personal finances. Throughout the military, MWR programs provide highquality recreation opportunities and consistent community support for service members and their Families.Boating programs and marinas, bowling centers, golf courses, stables and special interest recreation programs areoffered to service members and their families at a lower cost than similar activities in the civilian community. Theprograms vary by installation and by location but often include many of the following: Boating programs and marinas with instruction, rentals and, in some areas, private berths Bowling centers with instruction, open bowling, league bowling, tournaments and equipment resale Golf courses with open play, instruction, tournaments and club and apparel resale Stables with rental horses for recreational riding and, at some installations, boarding, organized event, andcompetitions Special interest recreation programs, such as archery, skeet, shooting ranges and scuba diving
  28. 28. Physical fitness, aquatics and sports programs include fitness centers, swimming pools, intramural sports and teamsports. The sports program sponsors competitive sports teams representing installations or service branches in eventssanctioned by the Armed Forces Sports Council. Through the program, service members may also participate in nationaland international sporting events, such as the Pan American Games, Conseil International du Sport Militaire, and theOlympics. Hospitality and lodging programs include the following: Food, beverage and entertainment programs Membership and non-membership clubs Joint service facilities and armed forces recreation centers Recreational lodging programs, such as camping and cabin rentalsIndividual skills development programs offer educational activities that advance technical knowledge and offeropportunities for creative growth. They vary by installation but can include: Performing arts programs, such as theater centers, dinner theaters, music centers, performing arts centers andspecial entertainment events Arts and crafts programs with instruction in fine arts, crafts and industrial and vocational arts Automotive skills programs with facilities, equipment, technical instruction and problem-solving services to helpservice members and family members with automotive repairsInformation, Ticket and Tours offers information on local and regional attractions. Other services vary by location butoften include the following: Group tours to local and regional attractions Tickets to movie theaters, concerts, plays, professional sporting events and theme parks Packaged tours and cruises Commercial resort reservations Travel insuranceThe ITT Program offers remote or automated services for installations that lack sufficient volume to justify a staffedoffice or for service members living far from an installation.Libraries and information services programs are available at Department of Defense installations, aboard ships, andthrough military service portals. Service members can also access the services through Military OneSource in the form ofelectronic books and other information. The program also includes the delivery of books to deployed service members,remote and isolated sites and military missions in foreign countries.Outdoor Recreation Programs include the following: Structured programs, such as archery, fishing, hunting, paint ball, rappelling, scuba diving, sail boarding, mountainbiking and snow skiing Equipment rental, which varies by location but typically includes things like tents, coolers, sleeping bags, stoves, skis,canoes, boats, bicycles, tables and chairs, and yard maintenance equipmentRecreation Centers generally include activities such as Internet cafes, game rooms with video games, billiards, tablegames and table tennis, television and movie rooms. Depending on the installation, a center may be in a stand-alonebuilding or integrated with another program to meet the needs of the installation.Single Service Member programs are designed to support the overall quality of life for single service members. Activitiesoffered through the program include: Recreation and sports activities Health and wellness activities
  29. 29.  Trips and tours Concerts Holiday and special event activities Life skills and career progression Community involvement activitiesOutreach Programs offer service members who live in remote locations, including Guard and reserve members, accessto quality of life programs, including: YMCA memberships for eligible Title 10 military members at more than 2,000 YMCAs in the United States and PuertoRico Armed Services YMCA for eligible Family members, especially Guard and reserve families, with recreation programs,summer camps for children and youth, respite care for eligible families and parenting support Online library resources with print, electronic and downloadable information on topics like recreation, lifelonglearning and careers Online tutoring services at tutor.comRELIGIOUS ACTIVITIESSoldiers of FaithWhat: Lunch time Bible Study tailored to meet the needs of Soldiers. Discussion format. Lunch is provided bythe chapel.Where: Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel, Bldg 9120, JBLM-Lewis Main, WAWhen: Every Tuesday, 1145-1245 HrsQuestions/Info: Call for more information, 253-967-1717Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC)What: PWOC International is a resource network sponsored by the Army Chief of Chaplains. We offer 12different Bible studies every semester with "drop-in" classes available. PWOC unites, trains, and encourageswomen in the military chapel community in their spiritual growth.Where: Lewis North Chapel, Bldg 11621, A Street, JBLM-Lewis North, WAWhen: Every Tuesday, 0855-1130 Hrs (September - May)Every Wednesday, 1830-2000 Hrs (September - May)Childcare: Free childcare provided for CYS registered childrenHome School Room: YesQuestions/Info: lewis@pwoc.orgPWOC Facebook Page: Ft. Lewis PWOCMOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)What: Helps mothers of young children (newborn through kindergarten) experience authentic community andGods love through relationships and resources.Where: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, JBLM-McChord Field, WAWhen: 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 0930 to 1130 HrsQuestions/Info: Call for more information, 253-982-5556Adult Bible StudyWhat: Bible StudyWhere: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, JBLM-McChord Field, WAWhen: Every Wednesday, 1130 HrsQuestions/Info: Call for more information, 253-982-5556Protestant Women of the Chapel at McChordWhat: Bible Study
  30. 30. Where: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, JBLM-McChord Field, WAWhen: Every Thursday, 0900 HrsQuestions/Info: Call for more information, 253-982-5556Navigators Bible StudyWhat: Bible StudyWhere: Lewis North Chapel, JBLM-Lewis North, WAWhen: Every Tuesday, 1900-2100 HRSQuestions/Info: Call for more information, 253-967-7151Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC)Where: Lewis North ChapelWhen: Every Thursday, 0900-1130 (September-May)Childcare: Free childcare provided for CYS registered childrenQuestions/Info: Call for more information, 253-966-5959YOUTH BIBLE STUDIESLIFETEEN Family massSaturdays1700-1800Evergreen ChapelJBLM-Lewis Main, WA253-967-7186Life Nights Saturday 1830-2030Evergreen ChapelJBLM-Lewis Main, WA253-967-7186High School Mondays1830Chapel #5, Bldg 2270 South Liggett & South12th StreetJBLM-Lewis Main, WA253-967-1723Middle School 2nd & 4thMonday of the month1700Chapel #5, Bldg 2270 South Liggett & South12th StreetJBLM-Lewis Main, WA253-967-1723AWANAS 1600-1730Lewis North ChapelJBLM-Lewis North, WA253-966-5959MADIGAN & COMMUNITY HEALTH NEWS134. SUICIDE PREVENTION: Soldiers and Family members must understand that suicide is a permanentsolution for a temporary problem. Please understand that help is available for Soldiers as well for Familymembers 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,
  31. 31. 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 17thFires Brigade MFLC, is now available at the Soldier Centered Medical Home. Phone: 253-363-6974or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services 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) 306-496317THFIRES 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).EMPLOYEE ASSISTANT CENTER, JBLM 253-967-1412All of these resources are free of charge to Soldiers and Family Members126. Beginning July 8, Madigan Army Medical Center will close on specific days or operate with reduced staff or at areduced schedule during the week, due to mandatory civilian workforce furloughs. This may cause delays in gettingappointments for your health care needs. Madigan’s Emergency Room continues to provide 24/7 emergency andurgent care. Please continue to call the Regional Appointment Center (TRAC) at 1-800-404-4506 to make yourhealth care appointments127. South Sound military Families and retirees, the MADIGAN-SOUTH SOUND COMMUNITY MEDICAL HOME isopen at its new location in Olympia’s Memorial Medical Plaza. If you are interested in trying out Madigan’s newestclinic please call (253) 477-5149 for details. The clinic is located across from the main entrance to Providence St.Peter Hospital at 500 Lilly Rd NE, Suite 120 in Olympia (98506).Madigan-South Sound Community Medical Home will bring military medicine closer to home for military Families.Designed for Active Duty Family Members for your convenience and proximity to where you live. Enrollment iscurrently limited to Active Duty Family Members and selected retirees living in zip codes in the Lacey, Olympia andYelm area. This is Madigan Army Medical Center’s next step in creating the premier military health care organizationas we provide safe, quality care to you and your Family.128. UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION IN THE FAMILY Are you or a family member struggling with addiction - havingdifficulty cutting back on your use of alcohol or other mood-altering substance? Fridays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Childand Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, Madigan Annex. Call 253-968-4843 (to schedule a briefmeeting) Facilitated by Donna Hitt, LiCSW, MAC * Must be enrolled in Tricare Prime to attend129. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: On the 3rd Thursday of each month (June 20), 2-3 p.m., the Dept of Social Workat Madigan Army Medical Center hosts a support group called "Caring for the Caregiver." The group meets in theNursing Tower at Madigan on the Second Floor in the South Waiting Room. The Caregiver Support Group is an open
  32. 32. group designed to provide information & support for anyone who is the caregiver of someone with a chronicmedical condition. For more information contact Sandra Naputi, 253-968-2303, Sandra.m.naputi@us.army.mil.130. TOBACCO CESSATION: Call TRICARE at 1-800-404-4506 for a cessation appointment. Also, check out the freecessation 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 PublicHealth Nursing for more information please call 253-968-4382).131. WALK-IN SERVICES are now available for all service members in the Behavioral Health Clinic at Madigan ArmyMedical Center, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Soldier Readiness Service (SRS) located atMadigan Annex has permanently closed. Contact Madigan BH Clinic at 968-2700.132. Department of Pediatrics extended care hours in the evenings and on weekends will no longer be offeredPlans are in place to restore extended care hours once funding issues are resolved. Pediatrics schedulesappointments on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience133. THE CHILD AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (CAFAC) provides behavioral health services for active duty familymembers including individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. CAFAC is located in Bldg 9923 at theMadigan Annex. Triage hours are daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assess individual or familys needs and decide themost appropriate services available for their situation. Contact CAFAC at 968-4843. Services are also availablethrough the School Behavioral Health (SBH) program for children enrolled in one of the base elementary schools.Contact SBH at 477-3731.134. MADIGAN MEDICAL CLINIC AT STEILACOOM HIGH SCHOOL (Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) and PIONEERMIDDLE 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 includeflu mist), medication permission slips for school nurse, acute illness, everything except surgery. The appointmentline for this military adolescent school based health initiative is 253-968-1980. Only for children enrolled in thesetwo schools.COMMISSARYThe Commissary...Helping You Eat Better!www.Commissaries.com or https://www.facebook.com/YourCommissary135. COME TO MCCHORD COMMISSARY, SUNDAY JUNE 16, AND MEET SOUNDERS FC PLAYER, BORN AND RAISEDIN WASHINGTON STATE, LAMAR NEAGLE, #27! LAMAR WILL SIGN AUTOGRAPHS, TAKE PHOTOS, AND MEET FANSFROM 2:30-4:30 P.M.136. BOTH JBLM MAIN AND MCCHORD COMMISSARIES WILL CLOSE ON MONDAYS DUE TO MANDATORY CIVILIANFURLOUGHS, STARTING JULY 8, ENDING OCTOBER 7. Sorry for any inconvenience. Mondays were picked aftersurveys conducted revealed it is the day of the week with the least customers. All Commissaries in all locations willbe closed Mondays.137. FARMERS MARKET COMING!!! July 1-3 IN FRONT AND INSIDE OF THE LEWIS MAIN COMMISSARY.138. Reward Cards and Gift Cards are available at every register. Please ask your cashier for assistance if needed.139. http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/breaking_news_07/index.cfm Food alerts andrecalls140. Next Commissary case lot sale will be in October. Hope to see you there at the new Fest Tent location.
  33. 33. THE EXCHANGEJB LEWIS-MCCHORD CAREY THEATER MOVIE SCHEDULE PH (253) 967-4329 *recording, PH (253) 967-5976Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord ExchangeTHU June 13– Family Night Out 1900 Iron Man 3 3D (PG13)FRI June 14– 1900 The Great Gatsby (PG13)SAT June 15– 1400 The Great Gatsby (PG13)1900 Studio Appreciation –WORLD WAR Z Free Screening – Rated PG13 .TICKETS NEEDED! Pick up tickets at ExchangeManager’s office at JBLM Main or McChordField Exchange. Limited number per ID Card.Doors open at 5 p.m.SUN June 16– 1400 Iron Man 3 3D (PG13)1900 The Great Gatsby (PG13)MON June 17- No ShowingTUE June 18- No ShowingWED June 19– No ShowingTHU June 20– No ShowingFRI June 21– 1900 Star Trek into Darkness(PG13)SAT June 22– 1400 Tyler Perry’s Temptation(PG13)1900 Star Trek into Darkness(PG13)SUN June 23– 1400 Star Trek into Darkness(PG13)1900 Tyler Perry’s Temptation(PG13)141. The HOURS OF OPERATION for theExchanges on both JBLM Lewis Main andMcChord Field will change beginning June 1.The McChord Exchange, currently open from8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., will now be open 9 a.m. to8:30 p.m. The Lewis Main Exchange willcontinue to open at 9 a.m., but close one-halfhour later starting June 1.142. FREE MOVIES AT MCCHORD THEATER ON WEEKENDS 253-982-5836 Call for moviesJune Movies:15 JUNE 4PM 21 AND OVER R15 JUNE 7PM DEAD MAN DOWN R
  34. 34. 16 JUNE 4PM CLOSED22 JUNE 4PM SCARY MOVIE 5 PG-1322 JUNE 7PM EVIL DEAD R23 JUNE 4PM CLOSED29 JUNE 4PM ADMISSION PG-1329 JUNE 7PM OBLIVION PG-1330 JUNE 4PM CLOSED143. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1-12 who maintain a "B" orbetter average with the "YOU MADE THE GRADE" PROGRAM. The program rewards school children with a couponbooklet listing a multitude of free products and discounted offers. Students can receive a "You Made the Grade" bookletby simply presenting a valid military ID and proof of an overall "B" average at their local Exchange store. Those eligiblemay receive one coupon booklet and submit one drawing entry each qualifying report card. For more information, visit anearby Exchange store. Each stores contact information, including store hours, is available through the "ExchangeStores" link at www.shopmyexchange.com.144. LEWIS EXCHANGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: Construct full size Burger King to replace current BK Trailer located outside Nelson Recreation Center, Bldg3168. Completion Summer 2014 Construct Dual Name Brand Fast Food restaurant on North Ft. Lewis. Completion Summer 2014 Construct Troop Store with Subway on North Ft Lewis in the area of 41st Division and F St. Completion Summer2014 The Freedom Crossing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lifestyle Center is one of three pilot projects the Exchangehas engaged in to bring a contemporary entertainment and shopping experience to the installation. The projectconsists of over 480,000 square feet of new/renovated Exchange space including an expanded Exchange, newlarger Exchange Restaurant area and concession mall, brand new dual food, MCSS and Class Six. The center willalso include and multiplex first run movie theater, a selection of name brand casual dining restaurants andname brand 3rd party retail. Construction is targeted to begin Fall 2015 and complete mid-2017.145. MCCHORD EXCHANGE PROJECTS: Open Arbys location inside the McChord Main Food Court – Completion Summer 2013CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION146. LEWIS ARMY MUSEUM adds hours JBLM Lewis Army Museum will expand its operating hours effective May 29to Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.147. Road closure: Pendleton Avenue scheduled to reopen June 28. Pendleton Avenue is currently closed in bothdirections from 7th to 12th streets; from 14th Street to 41st Division Drive; at the 12th Street intersection: and from41st Division Drive to 2nd Division Drive. These sections are scheduled to reopen June 1. By mid-May, 14th Street isscheduled to be complete, allowing commuters to access the Lewis Main Exchange and Commissary.148. May 15, I Street gate (inbound only, until 0900 M-F) will be closed. The new access control point, inbound andoutbound, will be constructed with access directly across from Wharf Road and DuPont Steilacoom road. Expected toopen in May 2014.