Dragonslayer                                           Battalion                             Community Event Update       ...
7. FIRE SAFETY FAIR The JBLM Department of Emergency Services and Family & MWR present a free Fire Safety Fair   Saturday,...
   Automated external defibrillator use                                          Foreign body airway obstruction managem...
shirts day of race (while supplies last). Participants are encouraged to pick up their bib numbers, race bags, and t-    s...
28. CALENDAR The following holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSA) are planned: October 5 & 8       (Columbus...
35. EMPLOYMENT/HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR ACS Employment Readiness Program will host an    Employment/Home Business Op...
43. MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY is coming up on 27 October. It’s the nation’s biggest day of Community Service. JBLM    has a li...
GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE49. HEROES SPORTS LOUNGE COUNTRY HOEDOWN — it’s a country hoedown Sept. 15 at Heroes Sports L...
hay rides to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick out your perfect pumpkin. Cost includes transportation.        ($30; ag...
64. ADULT SWIM LESSONS are available at Keeler Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 PM. We advertise them        as fre...
 The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, learn: 1) the value of a father’s      invo...
75. PIERCE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION TINY TOTS INDOOR PLAYGROUND! Watch as they delight in the opportunity        to run, ...
74. MILITARYKIDSCONNECT.ORG helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and    con...
Exceptional Family Member Program news (EFMP)81. HUB is a new family support group for individuals with high functioning A...
TRAINING AND CLASSES92. SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY October 17-19, at the Cascade Training Annex, Bldg. 2400, Bitar Avenue o...
information call 253-967-5869. If you want to get started, don’t be intimidated. There’s a short orientation at the start ...
September 2012 WORKSHOP TOPICS      What does my family have to do with us? A look at family history and gender roles. Do...
Lewis Main Financial Readiness Classes, September, 2012                             Classes at Lewis Main, please call 253...
website. Its important for college kids to get a credit report on a regular basis to insure that no credit accounts have  ...
MADIGAN109.        SUICIDE PREVENTION: Soldiers and Family members must understand that suicide is a permanent   solution ...
53. EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER, AND EDUCATION (EVE) RESOURCE FAIR, October 10, Madigan Medical Mall, lower level,    9:30 a.m.-...
COMMISSARY                                               The Commissary...Helping You Eat Better!                         ...
69. As part of the larger effort to improve livability and functionality at Joint base Lewis McChord (JBLM), the PENDLETON...
31st ADA Brigade FACEBOOK 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade 17th Fires Brigade FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/17thFire...
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  1. 1. Dragonslayer Battalion Community Event Update September 21 5-5 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY FACEBOOK PAGE <- VISIT!!!1. MILITARY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE September 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the McChord Collocated Club, Barnes Blvd, Bldg 700. A special one day event sponsored by HopeNow! Meet face-to-face with your lender and get FREE HELP! Help and information for short sale, interest reduction, government programs to help with PCS, loan modification, refinance options, SCRA protection. Please bring all necessary mortgage and financial documents: mortgage statement, two most recent pay stubs, and documentation on all income from other sources (alimony, child support, social security, etc.), most recent bank statements, and utility bills with your name and address. Discuss alternatives to foreclosure or getting out from under your mortgage. Retained a real estate agent? Bring them with you! It can escalate the short sale process. Talk to someone who can assist you with your unique situation. Active Duty Military, Guard & Reserve, Retirees, and JBLM Civilians are encouraged to attend. You do not have to be in mortgage distress to attend. If you would like to pre- register for the event (it will help your lender have your file ready, but is not required) stop by the Housing Services Office (bldg. 5128, Pendleton Avenue, Lewis Main or Bldg. 552, Barnes Blvd., Suite 101, McChord Field) by September 20. Hope Now is a partnership between lenders and non-profit housing counselors. The mission: to reach out to and attempt to assist homeowners who may be having difficulty paying their mortgages. Questions call the Housing Services Office 253-967-5165 or 253-966-4141.2. OPERATION BABY SHOWER, JBLM MWR, Honoring expecting couples and new parents. September 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., McChord Collocated Club. First 50 guests receive diaper bag. Door prizes, Games, Eats & Treats, Music via DJ, Mocktail bar, Nursing lounge, Prenatal Yoga, and Dads’ Wii Fit Tournament. For more info and to register: 253-966-2256.3. OPERATION RISING STAR 2012 Round 1 is Sept. 20; Round 2 Sept. 27 Finals are Oct. 4 at Heroes Lounge. Must be 18 yrs. to attend. Open to active duty, guard, reserve, family members vocalists. Call 253-477-5756.4. ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT READINESS JOB FAIR Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at AFC Arena, 2275 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main. Representatives from trades, services, contractors, state and local governments, banks and more will be on hand to give out information and answer questions. Resumes are not required, but highly encouraged. Call 966-8325 for more info.5. VENDORS APPLY FOR HOLIDAY BAZAAR- Vendor applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Holiday Bazaar hosted by the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club. The bazaar will be held Nov. 3 and 4 in the JBLM FMWR tent on Liggett Avenue. For information or applications, consult www.jblmlcsc.org, email holidaybazaar@jblmlcsc.org or leave a message at 967-65716. MWR FALL FLEA MARKET Sell your gently used home items Sept. 22 in the MWR Fest Tent! For more info & registration form, call 253-967-6772.
  2. 2. 7. FIRE SAFETY FAIR The JBLM Department of Emergency Services and Family & MWR present a free Fire Safety Fair Saturday, Oct. 13 In the MWR Fest Tent behind Bowl Arena Lanes at Lewis Main. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy free food and giveaways, share in fire safety activities, learn how to prevent fires in your home and pick up fire safety tips.8. SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM FOR THE SEAHAWKS The Seattle Seahawks are seeking one service member to sing the National Anthem at the Nov. 11 Seahawks Military Appreciation Night. The Seahawks are looking for a performer (service member) with a VERY STRONG VOICE and a TRADITIONAL US anthem rendition. The Seahawks require a video or audio demo. The Seahawks Promotions Coordinator will review all demo submissions before selecting a performer. They are not looking for a band or a trio, only a single service member to perform. AUDIO RECORDINGS: JBLM Public Affairs has established an "open" work order with the JBLM Visual Information Services, near the DuPont Gate. Service members can visit VI Services anytime between 12-21 Sept. and VI will assist in making an audio recording. JBLM Public Affairs will forward the recording made at VI Services to the Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 24. JBLM Visual Information Services Phone: (253) 966-1175 ♦ Operational Hours ♦ M-Tu-W-F = 0800-1130 & 1300-1530 and Th = 1300-1530 9. FAMILIES NEED DISASTER PLANS for all types of threats. Plans should include a meeting place right outside the home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire, a location where everyone should meet if they can’t go home and an out-of-area contact that can help connect separated family members. How ready is your household? Do you have a family disaster plan? Have you practiced it? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit? Is at least one member of your household trained in first aid and CPR/AED? (If you need certification, read the next paragraph for free training in October) Have you taken action to help your community prepare? If you did not answer yes to all of those questions, go to RedCross.org, call your local JBLM Red Cross station at 966-3889 or call your local Mount Rainer Chapter at 474-0400 to learn more about disaster preparedness. Prepare’ for an iPad. In the spirit of National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross wants to reward a lucky family for creating a new disaster plan or updating their outdated one. To learn more about the contest rules and regulations, go to www.redcross.org/prepare/nationalpreparednessmonth. 10. CPR SUNDAY is an annual community event offering Certified CPR INSTRUCTION FREE-OF-CHARGE to anyone interested in learning the basic life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). On October 14, 2012, at HENRY FOSS HIGH SCHOOL, 2112 S. Tyler Street, Tacoma, students are taught the fundamentals of CPR and then given the opportunity to practice with CPR mannequins and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Tacoma Fire Department certified CPR card. Over 6,000 participants have attended this life saving class. To register, and for more information, www.CPRSunday.net . What Attendees Can Expect:  More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors  1 1/2 hours of classroom lecture plus 1 hour of hands on training  Four class options: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, or 2 pm  Practical training with CPR manikins and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) What Attendees Will Learn:  What happens when you call 9-1-1  The new CPR guidelines: C-A-B-D  Patient assessment  One rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway
  3. 3.  Automated external defibrillator use  Foreign body airway obstruction management  Essentials of a home first aid kit11. CPR-related information/reminder list for JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER WILL CHARGE CHILD CARE HOURLY RATE- Jensen FHFC will offer a fully functioning child care center with child development professionals and age appropriate learning activities. The cost for child care at Jensen will be $4 an hour per child. Hourly care fees are set at Department of Defense level. Parents will be able to make child care reservations and use their deployment benefits at Jensen. (THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER is scheduled for SEPTEMBER 24 ) Child care at Wilson Gym will remain free, until Jensen’s child care center is open, at which time Wilson will no longer provide child care.12. 7TH ANNUAL JBLM FAMILY TREASURE HUNT is scheduled for 1-20 November, during Military Family Month. Registration for this event will run from October 15-31, 2012. The original registration form must be filled out completely and hand carried to the Family Resource Center no later than 4:30 p.m., on 31 Oct. Registration forms are also available at the FRC or by request from the Installation Volunteer Coordinator office 253-967-2324 ore-mail lori.j.parker2.civ@mail.mil . The Treasure Hunt list will be e-mailed to all registered families on November 1. Can you find 20 items in 20 days? Not as easy as it sounds!13. $35 GOLF SPECIAL whether you’re golfing at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs, you’ll be treated to the same $35 weekday special through October. Pay only $35 for greens fees and a shared cart, and you’ll also get an $8 food voucher for the golf course dinner at either Lacey creek Café or Habañero Mexican Grill. For more details, call Eagles Pride at 967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 982-4927.14. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while getting connected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday of the month (October 4 & 18) 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by contacting Kelli McMorris: McMorK@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 9849915. THE RACE FOR A SOLDIER - GIG HARBOR HALF MARATHON, 2 MILES, AND KIDS FUN RUN, September 23, Fight to stop the Soldier suicide epidemic. The Race For A Soldier - Gig Harbor Half Marathon is our anchor of hope, our way to show support and raise awareness and a chance to raise valuable funds that will ensure more soldiers get the help they need before its too late. When you support this race - whether you run, walk, volunteer, donate, watch or all of the above - you are making a difference in the lives our brave soldiers and their families. You are showing your support and your belief, making this a brighter future for all soldiers, their families and our community. No longer can we wait to act. The race is on and we can win it together! www.RaceForASoldier.org16. JBLM ACAP MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT 1400-1700, the 3rd Thursday of every month (Sept. 20) at the Great American Casino, 10117 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA. Opportunity to connect with employers and build a network of professional contacts.17. LEWIS MILITARY CLOTHING/ALTERATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 ST. All other days and hours will remain the same Monday-Friday 0730-2000, Saturday 0900-2000 and Phone Number 253-964-3966. The McChord MC stores hours are not affected by this reduction in funding and will continue its current operating schedule.18. MONSTER MASH DASH & TRUNK-ER TREAT 5K and Mile Fun run/walk, Sunday, October 21, Chambers Creek Regional Park. Race starts at noon. Check-In 10:30-11:45. Trunk-er Treat starts at 1 p.m. This 5K course will really live up to its name as a MONSTER! Travel from the Central Meadow on the Soundview Trail, up the giant hill then across the Grandview Trail, down the switchbacks, back to the Central Meadow to finish. Dogs are welcome to run/walk this event on a leash (and are used to crowds, please). Special prizes awarded for best costumes. Fees: $5- 1 mile fun run & walk. $20-5K before Oct.1st (fee includes T-Shirt). $20 5K day of race does not include T-shirt. $10-T-
  4. 4. shirts day of race (while supplies last). Participants are encouraged to pick up their bib numbers, race bags, and t- shirts before race day at the Lakewood Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8a.m.-5 p.m.19. OLY TROT http://www.guerillarunning.com/Oly_Trot.html Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Join us for Olympias Thanksgiving Day tradition! A fun, family friendly event in downtown Olympia! 4-miles around scenic Capital Lake and through the Capital Campus. A great way to start your holiday season! All runners will receive a custom beanie (PERFECT for winter training)! Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers (holiday shopping in downtown Olympia, here you come!) and 1st place age group winners. Race is a benefit for the Thurston County Food Bank. All runners are asked to bring two cans of non-perishable food. A monetary donation will be made from Guerrilla running in addition to food donations.20. FULL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO MILITARY SPOUSES FOR THE H&R BLOCK INCOME TAX COURSE Learn how to prepare taxes now. Upons successful completion of the course, you could potentially become a tax professional and earn extra income. Flexible course times and convenient locations fit your schedule. Bilingual courses are available. Contact your local Employment Readiness Program for eligibility and scholarship information. Lewis Main: Rick Morrison, ACS Annex, bldg 2166, 12th and Liggett, 253-966-8325. Richard.K.Morrison@conus.army.mil . McChord Field: Bernadita Leon-Guerrero, Airman & Family Readiness Center, 551Barnes Road, 253-982-2695 or Bernadita.Leonguerrero@us.af.mil21. THE JBLM DUTY SHUTTLE. On the go and need to access the JBLM Duty Shuttle Schedule from your Smartphone? The schedule is available on the JBLM Homepage, to go directly to the schedule: http://www.lewis- mcchord.army.mil/pao/JBLMDutyShuttle.pdf.http://www.jblmmwr.com/other_pages/acs/efmp_how_to_get_sn.ht ml , or www.facebook.com/JBLMcommutes, or call 982-2684 (option #4).22. 2013 MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION- Each year the Council of College and Military Educators offers fifteen $1000 scholarships for Service members, Military Spouses, and Veterans who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. The 2013-14 CCME Scholarship Applications must be submitted online at www.ccmeonline.org/scholarship . This years online application will be available starting 16 July and must be completed by the 1 October 2012 scholarship application deadline. Read the Military Advantage Blog for more details located at: http://bit.ly/Mia93A23. NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION on September 25th for all new arrivals to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is held at the McChord Collocated Clubs, Bldg.700 Barnes Blvd, JBLM-McChord Field. Event includes complimentary lunch, bus tour of JBLM-Lewis Main and Lewis-North, static displays/on & off post vendors, and on site free child care. Casual/civilian attire (no earrings for male Soldiers). For more information call Lewis Main at 253-967-3628 or McChord-Field at 253-982-3125.24. 17th FIRES BRIGADE FACEBOOK TOWN HALL MEETING, October 24, 6:30-8 p.m. Do you have questions you’d like to ask the 17th Fires Command Team? Take this quick survey. The top ten questions will be answered at the beginning of the Town Hall meeting: http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=smeb4arivduidnw1591925. CERTIFICATION HELP FOR MILITARY SPOUSES through Heroes at Home 2! Need to update certification? Under employed? Heroes at Home can help with the cost. For more information, call (253) 966-7366 or stop by and visit them at Stone Education Center.26. MASS TRANSPORTATION BENEFITS PROGRAM 2012: Now that you have made the decision to join a vanpool or start taking the bus to work; did you know that your costs for doing so can be subsidized up to $125.00 per month? In some cases covering the total out of pocket costs? Contact your organization’s Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) for more details. Like us on FB www.facebook.com/JBLMCommutes 253-967-7301)27. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN CARING FOR WARRIORS WITH PTSD meets first Tuesday of each month from 5- 6:30pm. Looking for resources to help better cope and understand PTSD. Need support from others who care and understand what you’re going through. Please call 253.966.8657 or email JBLMIMCOMDFMWRSFAC@conus.army.mil for meeting location.
  5. 5. 28. CALENDAR The following holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSA) are planned: October 5 & 8 (Columbus Day), November 9 & 12 (Veteran’s Day), and November 22 & 23 (Thanksgiving). 29. HOMEFRONTCONNECTIONS provides a secure place where members of the military community can meet and interact online to share experiences, post pictures and videos, write blogs, and create discussion boards. Join an existing group or create your own! Within this password protected environment, family readiness groups can create online communities, allowing family members to share information and resources. For more information and access follow the link: https://apps.mhf.dod.mil/homefrontconnections/hfc.html 30. PIERCE COUNTY ALERT This free service allows you to sign up to get alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, e-mail, home phone, and more. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive alerts about emergencies that may affect your residence, workplace, child’s school, or other areas as long as those locations are within the boundaries of Pierce County. Sign up today, visit: www.piercecountywa.gov or call 253-798-6595. 31. LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES discount deals. Visit us inside the AFC Arena for exclusive deals and packages. 253-967- 3085/2050 for help and information. Buy your military discount Disney tickets here! Building 2275, Liggett Avenue. open Saturdays. 32. WEAR BLUE: RUN TO REMEMBER RUNING CLUB- Each Saturday, "Wear Blue: Run to Remember" meets at Powderworks Park in DuPont, WA, at 9 am., to serve as a living memorial to fallen Service Members. Names of Fallen Warriors from JBLM are read out loud before each run. You can run/walk a 5K or 10K course each Saturday, and support Spouses of Fallen Warriors. For more information please visit their website at http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/ 33. SANTA’S CASTLE ELVES NEEDED It is that time of year when the email list is spruced up and elf info is updated. This year, Toy Distribution will be Dec. 3 - 14th but things will start bustling around the castle as early as October. We will again need elves to help with inventory, stocking shelves, helping our military families with their Christmas shopping and providing food/snacks to help keep our elves energy levels high. If you are planning on being a volunteer elf this Christmas season, please email VolunteerCoordinator@jblmsantascastle.org. 34. Every month the FISHER HOUSE (www.FortLewisFisherHouse.org) has a wish list that includes the Top 3 and other currently needed items for the house. If you are interested in donating any of these items please contact the Fisher House to set up a drop off time. Thank you for your support! Current “Top Three” Needs (Aug 2012):o “Swiffer” Duster clothso Wastebasket sized garbage bagso Fabric Softener (HE) Items we are Always in Need of: Toilet Paper Paper Towels Napkins Bottled water Snacks (individual packages) Juice boxes Shower curtain liners Febreze All purpose cleaner Swiffer mop pads (dry and wet) Laundry detergent (HE only) Laundry softener (HE only) Dryer sheets Dishwasher detergent Garbage bags (all sizes) Ziplock bags (all sizes) Fresh fruit Fresh vegetables Visit our Target Online wish list: Visit Fisher House Target Online Wish List
  6. 6. 35. EMPLOYMENT/HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR ACS Employment Readiness Program will host an Employment/Home Business Opportunity Fair on October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the AFC Arena in Bldg. 2275 Liggett Avenue. For more information call 253-966-8325.36. TEEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you 16 to 18 and seeking employment? Then come into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Employment Readiness Program. The ERP is open Mondays thru Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located at JBLM Lewis Main in Building 2166 (ACS Annex), 12th and Liggett Avenue. Take the first step; come into the ERP for more details.37. OKTOBERFEST Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the MWR Fest Tent on JBLM-Lewis Main. Traditional German food, German beer, music, fun. Free admission. For details call 253-477-4299.38. RENT MCCHORD THEATER FOR PARTIES Entertain your guests with a DVD from the theater list, decorate the lobby and bring in your own food and cake. For an additional fee, guests can pick up popcorn and soda from the concession stand. For more information or to schedule a party, call the McChord Community Center at 253-982- 0718/0719.39. PERSONAL SHRED DAY The last Friday of each month, Sept. 28, 8-11:30 a.m., is personal shred day at the Installation Destruction Facility (Bldg. 3152 on the corner of 3rd Division and Collier).40. LEWIS ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER RELOCATES All Arts & Crafts services are now located at McChord Field. Come and visit the one-stop Arts & Crafts Center at 1121 Barnes Blvd. Turn left at the first stoplight from the main gate and go straight until the next stoplight. McChord Arts & Crafts and Auto Centers are on your right. Hours of operation for Arts & Crafts are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, and closed weekends. For more information, call 253-982-6726.41. MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLCs) are licensed professionals who provide situational, problem- solving consultations anonymously and confidentially. No written records are kept, and it is free to military and Family members. The 17th Fires Brigade MFLC has an office inside the brigade’s new building on North Fort, Room 235. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services and can be reached at (253) 677-3883.42. JBLM SUGGESTIONS WELCOME Got a better way? Win cash by making a suggestion to save the installation money or improve operations and services through the JBLM Army Suggestion Program. Any JBLM employee (military or civilian) may fill out a suggestion form on the ASP website: https://asp.hqda.pentagon.mil/public/default.htm. For more information call 477-1078.
  7. 7. 43. MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY is coming up on 27 October. It’s the nation’s biggest day of Community Service. JBLM has a list of project, which changes daily, that your unit/FRG/group can adopt. To adopt a project or register a project of your own, contact Lori Parker at 967-2324 or lori.j.parker2.civ@mail.mil. Projects should be register or selected by 19 October. In 2011, JBLM had 95 volunteers contributing 277 hours, 36 projects adopted, and a total of 2129 items donated.44. 5-5 ADA BN THROW BLANKETS for sale. We have them in stock, no waiting for an order. $40, for large four-color throw. Contact your Battery leadership for purchase.45. THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) is available at both Fort Lewis and McChord Field. The EAP is a free, confidential information, referral and consultation service for adult living issues available to the following individuals: DOD Civilian Employees, Retired military personnel, and Family Members of active duty service members, Retirees and DOD Civilians. To schedule an appointment, or for more information call 253-982-5815(McChord) or 253-967-1412 (JBLM Main office).46. GO TO LAW SCHOOL ON ACTIVE DUTY- The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army will send up to 25 active-duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Selected officers will attend law school beginning fall 2013 and will remain on active duty while attending law school. Interested officers should review Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility. The program is open to second lieutenants through captains. Officers interested in applying should immediately register for the Law School Admission Test and send requests through command and branch channels, with a copy furnished to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Ms. Yvonne Caron-Rm 2B517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310, to be received by Nov. 1. Contact the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at 253-477-1900 for further information.47. UNIFORMED SERVICES ID CARD APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER: On October 15, 2012, Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Military Personnel Division, Waller Haller ID/DEERS Facility will make the ID card scheduler appointment system available online for customers. It is a Web based application that is available to all Uniformed Services military personnel, DOD Civilian, Retirees and their family members to schedule an appointment on line that is most convenient for them. To access the Web Scheduler, beneficiaries must visit the site at: https://rapids- appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 customer should select WALLER HALL WELCOME CENTER for Building or Site Name to make an appointment. The site address location is MPD, ID/DEERS Facility, Waller Hall, Bldg 2140, Room 101, Liggett Ave, JBLM, WA. For any other DEERS/ID card issue, please call (253) 967- 5065. Soldiers assigned to a Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR) organization should report to their brigade S1 for their CAC issue.48.NEW TO JBLM? Waller Hall (the “Welcome Center”), ACS Front Desk, BuildingArmy Community Service 2140, on the corner of Liggett Ave. and 12th St.Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Appt./Info: 253-967-7166Newcomers Orientation Schedule
  8. 8. GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE49. HEROES SPORTS LOUNGE COUNTRY HOEDOWN — it’s a country hoedown Sept. 15 at Heroes Sports Lounge. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a barbecue dinner and drink specials. Deejay music and dancing start at 9 p.m. Open to ages 18 and older. Heroes Sports Lounge is in bldg. 2400 on Bitar and S. Division at Lewis Main. For more information, call 964-0331.50. THE PUYALLUP FAIR, September 7 -23. Military members are welcome to also take advantage of 50 percent off rides at Monday Madness Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 for unlimited rides (excludes Extreme Scream) and one free carnival game for $27.50. Order online at thefair.com before Sept. 6 and pay just $22.50. The legendary rock band Heart performs on the Grandstand Stage Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Big Time Rush with special guest Cody Simpson perform. Tickets for reserved seats are available at www.thefair.com.51. THEOLOGY ON TAP Tuesday, September 25, 5 p.m., Warrior Zone Patio. A monthly discussion on topics of faith and religion. September’s topic: Generational Faith. Presented by CH (LTC) Shoffner. Free hors d’oeuvres provided by McChord Field Chapel (buy your own beverage). For more info call 253-982-5556.52. FUN AT HEROES SPORTS LOUNGE Want entertainment more nights of the week? Come out to Heroes Sports Lounge inside Cascade Community Center at Lewis Main.  Enjoy deejay dancing and karaoke Oct. 13 and 20.  Dress in your Halloween best for a “Scary-oke” party and costume contest Friday, Oct. 26. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. and the costume judging for prizes is at midnight. Drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres are available during the party.  Sundays, watch NFL Sunday Ticket football starting at 9:30 a.m.  Tuesdays, play bar bingo for prizes — it’s free to play!  Bring your friends for karaoke at 9 p.m. on Fridays and enjoy bar and food specials.  For more info, call 964-0331.53. OUTDOOR RECREATION TRIPS: Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North or through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. For more info, 253-967-6263. More trips: http://www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_tours.html  Saturday, Sept. 22 BUNGEE JUMPING Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country! Twenty stories high, the private bridge is nestled in a forest above a sparkling river. If you’re craving adrenaline, you won’t be disappointed Saturday, Sept. 22. Trip fee includes transportation, two jumps and the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. ($135)  Sunday, Sept. 30 HIKE GRANITE MOUNTAIN This strenuous climb passes through a second-growth forest and alpine meadows to end at an old fire outlook that offers incredible views of the surrounding peaks. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and bring sunscreen for the Sunday, Sept. 30 trip. Fee includes transportation, gear and guided hike. Difficulty: strenuous; distance: 8 miles; elevation gain: 3,800 feet. Minimum age 12 ($35)  Saturday, Sept.29 PIKE PLACE MARKET/RIDE THE DUCKS You haven’t seen Seattle until you’ve seen it from a Duck! Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a land-and-water tour of the Emerald City Saturday, Sept. 29. From the amphibious World War-II vehicles, you’ll see downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and Fremont; then we’ll splash into Lake Union for a view of the city skyline, luxurious yachts, and “Sleepless in Seattle” houseboats! You’ll have time to walk around Pike Place Market for wonderful shopping and great food. ($45; ages 3–12: $40; ages 0–2: $30)  Sunday, Oct. 14 FAMILY CORN MAZE/PUMPKIN PATCH Looking for some fun for the entire Family? Come to the Rutledge Corn Maze with the Outdoor Recreation Program Sunday, Oct. 14! Navigate through more than three miles of maze. This year’s design is Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch. Also enjoy horse-drawn
  9. 9. hay rides to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick out your perfect pumpkin. Cost includes transportation. ($30; ages 5–12: $15; ages 0–4: free)54. ENTER BENCH PRESS AND DEADLIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 JBLM Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Branch presents the 2012 JBLM annual Bench Press and Deadlift Championships Oct. 20 at Soldiers Field House, Bldg. 3236 with free admission. Deadline for entry is Oct. 10. Pick up entry forms at JBLM Sports & Fitness Centers. For more information, call 967-5869.55. UFC 152 action at no charge at Heroes Sports Lounge inside Cascade Community Center Sept. 22. Fights begin at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Cascade Community Center is located in building 2400 on Bitar and S. Division; for more information, call 964-0331.56. SYMPHONY DATE NIGHT at the Seattle Symphony Sept. 29 for active duty military couples. For $10 per couple, ride with the McChord Community Center for an evening listening to the swinging tunes of the 50s and 60s. Price includes transportation and admission. Limited seats are available; sign up by calling 253-982-0718.57. STEAK NIGHT The Warrior Zone Recreation Center at JBLM Lewis North is hosting steak night Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the patio. Let us grill your steak or you can grill it yourself. Dinner also comes with potato salad, baked beans and a dinner roll. The Warrior Zone is in Building 11592, 17th and D streets, next to Wilson Sports and Fitness Center at Lewis North. For more details and prices, call 253-477-5756.58. MILITARY MONDAYS AT THE FAIR Sept 17. The Puyallup Fair celebrates the U.S. armed forces by hosting Military Mondays. Free gate admission is offered to all active, reserve, and retired military and National Guard and their dependents, when each shows valid military ID at any gate.59. PLAY IN ONE-DAY TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT Play to win in a one-day Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at the McChord Club and Community Center at McChord Field Sept. 22. Prizes include a $300, $200 and $100 gift card for first, second and third place. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m.; the tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. The $18 cost includes a light buffet. A no-host bar is also available. For more details, call 253-982-0718.60. SHOTGUN RANGE OPENS the Recreational Shotgun Range is now open with new renovations, including a wheelchair-accessible pavement to Range 3. The complex offers archery, skeet, trap, sporting clays and more to JBLM patrons. All guns being brought onto any part of JBLM must be registered at Waller Hall in accordance with JBLM 190-11. For more information, call 253-967-7056.61. MAT AND FRAME CLASS Learn how to cut mats, assemble frames and put them together like the pros. The McChord Arts & Crafts Center is offering a Saturday morning class by appointment from 9–11 a.m. Choose to pay one of two ways: $60 includes all materials or bring your materials and pay $30 for instruction only. Bring a 5-by-7-inch photo for your project. If you already know how to mat and frame, sign up for a more advanced shadow box class offered by appointment on Saturdays from 9–11 a.m. The cost is $60; supplies are extra. For those wanting a refresher course, receive an hour of instruction for $30. Materials are not included. All students must preregister and prepay. Call 253-982-6726 for registration details.62. CABIN GETAWAY If you want to get away from it all just for a few days, rent a studio cabin or one- two- or three- bedroom cabin on the shore of American Lake. Reserve a cabin up to three months in advance; available year-round from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. For comprehensive photos and information, visit JBLMmwr.com under cabin rentals, or call 253-967-7744 or 967-8282.63. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while getting connected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday (Sept. 18) of the month. 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by- contacting Kelli McMorris: McMork@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499.
  10. 10. 64. ADULT SWIM LESSONS are available at Keeler Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 PM. We advertise them as free 30 minute sessions on a drop in basis so there is no need to sign up for a formal class. Questions please call 253-967-6652. 65. WAITING FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP, an ACS sponsored group, is an outreach support group for active duty Families on unaccompanied tours (Korea), extended temporary duty or field training exercises. Interested? Please contact ACS- Relocation at 253-967-3633 66. THE FISHER HOUSE DEPENDS ON OUR VOLUNTEERS AND VOLUNTARY SUPPORT to enhance daily operations and program expansion. They offer different types of volunteer activities with flexible hours. Activities include: Preparing meals for Fisher House guests (and coordinating holiday meals, like Easter!) Volunteer positions Projects around the Fisher House JBLM Fisher House offers 24 hours of child care for volunteers who log hours in VMIS, and have their child(ren) registered with Fort Lewis Child and Youth Services. Fisher House also gives awards to volunteers for their generous service. To learn more about volunteering with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (253)964-9283 Ext. 20 or flfhofficeast@aol.com KIDS 67. MOTHER /DAUGHTER TEA Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-Noon at McChord Field Chapel Support Center. For Junior High and High School girls and their mothers. For more information, please contact bdholloman@aol.com or Debra at 913- 909-6901/ Sponsored by Club Beyond and McChord Chapel Ministries. 68. CLUB BEYOND FALL KICKOFF, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the new Club Room, (formerly Chapel 5) Liggett and 12th, next to Bowling Alley. No registration required. Open to all Middle and High School students at JBLM. Amazing games, music, class competition, and root beer floats. CB is where friends, fun, and faith connect! For more information contact Jon McIver, 253-432-3011 or jmciver@clubbeyond.org 69. FIRE SAFETY FAIR The JBLM Department of Emergency Services and Family & MWR present a free Fire Safety Fair Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the MWR Fest Tent behind Bowl Arena Lanes at Lewis Main. Enjoy free food and giveaways, share in fire safety activities, learn how to prevent fires in your home and pick up fire safety tips. 70. TEEN ZONE BEFORE-SCHOOL CARE AVAILABLE The Teen Zone at JBLM-Lewis Main is starting before-school care at 5:30 a.m. until students take the bus to Woodbrook Middle School, Harrison Prep, Mann Middle School and Lakes High School. The service is fee-based; participants must be registered with CYS Services. For more information, call Parent Central Services at 253-966-2977. 71. TEEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you 16 to 18 and seeking employment? Then come into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Employment Readiness Program. The ERP is open Mondays thru Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located at JBLM Lewis Main in Building 2166 (ACS Annex), 12th and Liggett Avenue. Take the first step; come into the ERP for more details. 72. NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) PARENTING CLASSES The New Parent Support Program on JBLM offers a variety of free parenting classes to all military families. Free child care is provided for each of the sessions by signing up for the class at 253.967.5901.  Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Learn to: 1) Set reasonable expectations based on your child’s age, development, and abilities and 2) Proactively teach your children the behaviors you want them to do. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Older infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Class Length: 7 Wednesdays (2 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location.
  11. 11.  The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, learn: 1) the value of a father’s involvement in his child’s life, 2) look at your role as a father, 3) how to connect with each child, and 4) how to develop goals for the future with your child. This class is great when you have. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for all ages of children. Class Length: 7 days over 4 weeks (2 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location  Dr. Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative. You will learn to care for your child when they are well, sick or injured and how to keep them safe. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for newborn and toddler age children. Class Length: 2 days; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location.  1-2-3 Magic: You will learn a ‘time out’ type of discipline and how to use variations of it in many different situations. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for 2-12 year olds. Class Length: Two sessions; the first is 3 hours and the second is 2 hours; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/times/location  Infant Massage: You will learn how to massage your infant. Bring your baby and learn how to calm, relax and get to know your baby well. You will also learn how to help with digestions and colic. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for pregnant moms/dads and infants up to 6 months. Class Length: Three sessions held once a week (1.5 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/times/location.  Stress Free Parenting: Based on the book, The Mindfulness Solution, by Dan Siegel, we explore how mindfulness can help us as parents to think before we respond and deal with our own emotions before interacting with our children. Emotion Coaching will be introduced to assist in helping our children learn to deal with their challenging emotions. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for all ages of children. Class Length: Six sessions held once a week (1.5 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/ times/ location.  Becoming Parents Program Workshops: This workshop assists couples in improving on their communication skills, caring for their couple relationship and remembering to incorporate self-care into their lives as parents, particularly when adding a baby to the family. At the end of each session, there is also a section on Infant Care and Development for those who are pregnant or with infants in the home and for those who are interested in the information. Age of Child(ren) in Home: For pregnant families and children of all ages. Class Length: Six to ten sessions (2.5 hrs each) held once a week; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/ times/ location  Play Morning: Professionally facilitated play at Raindrops and Rainbows. Information provided on normal growth and development, milestones and safety. Age of Children: All ages. Class Length: Every Friday at Raindrops and Rainbows from 1000 to 1130; no registration required.  Baby Play Group: Professionally facilitated play at The Escape Zone. Information provided on normal growth and development, milestones and play. Ages of children: Birth to 1 year. Class Length: Every Thursday at the Escape Zone from 1300 to 1430; no registration required.73. HOME SCHOOL ACTIVITY DAYS Four monthly sessions for home-schooled students ages 6-18, Noon-2 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center, 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. Sign up is on a monthly basis: $25 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. No refunds for missed sessions. Parents are not required to stay, and must pick up promptly at 2 p.m. Details/Questions: 253-967-4441. Registration: 253-966-CYSS. (Required one time parent orientation: Sept 17. Activity Days in Sept: Sept. 18, 20, 25, & 27. Other orientations and dates available each month)74. SCREAM FREE WEDNESDAYS starting October 3, a brown bag parenting series (bring your lunch). Learn to raise your kids by keeping your cool! Every Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m., Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, drop in basis, no registration needed. 253-968-4843 for information. Childcare vouchers available for E5 and below. Bring your lunch and learn valuable parenting strategies.
  12. 12. 75. PIERCE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION TINY TOTS INDOOR PLAYGROUND! Watch as they delight in the opportunity to run, jump, climb, and explore in this safe environment while creating fun with oodles of toys and space. Parents are required to supervise their children at all times, maximum of three children per adult. Register for sessions or stop by the Lakewood Community Center tomorrow morning for a $2 drop in fee. Indoor Playground runs 9:30- 11am. Visit www.piercecountywa.org/parks for more information or call 253-798-4141. 76. MILITARY TEENS FREE TRIPS Washington State University, Chelan County Extension and the staff at both Mission and Stevens are offering multiple opportunities this winter and spring for your teen to enjoy free trips ($25 processing fee) and spend the day/weekend with other military youth. River raft trip: spend the day on the river, camp and cook out on the shore at night. You can contact Kevin C. Powers, for further information and to register at kcpowers@wsu.edu, WSU Chelan County Extension, 400 Washington Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801, 509-667-6540 or find us on the web at: http://county.wsu.edu/chelan- douglas/youth/youth/mtac/Pages/index.aspx . For more information: WA.OMK@ad.wsu.edus.69. COUNSELING FOR YOUTH THROUGH MILITARY ONESOURCE: If the child is younger than 13, he or she may participate in family counseling only. There is no individual counseling for children younger than age 13. If the child is between 13 and 18, they can have individual counseling but the parent must participate in the first session. Telephonic counseling is not available to this age group. If the child is over 18, they can request and attend counseling on their own provided they meet other eligibility criteria. For all callers in crisis, regardless of age, MOS will assess for risk and provide assistance as appropriate. A suicidal caller would not be turned away because of their age. MOS would work with the caller to ensure their immediate safety and to connect them with appropriate support services. Please note, MOS should not be promoted as a suicide hotline. A more appropriate resource would be the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The web link and phone number for this line is located on the MOS homepage. Their phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - The link provided below: www.militaryonesourceeap.org/achievesolutions/en/militaryonesource/BufferPage.do?contentId=2664471. KIDS COOKING CLASSES La Petite Academy at Bayview School of Cooking, Designed for Ages 5-8. Register at www. BayviewSchoolofCooking.com or 360-754-1448. Located top floor of Bayview Thriftway, 516 West 4th Avenue, Olympia.72. CYS HIRED! Apprenticeship Program for Teens Teens can bolster college applications with the Hired! Apprentice Program. Teens ages 15-18 earn valuable work experience, and earn $500 at the end of the program, by reporting to work at MWR operations. For more information call 253-967-4694.73. Are you looking for a playground on JBLM Main you can use when it’s raining? Look no further....Thanks to your ICE recommendations for improvement the JBLM MAIN LODGE PLAYGROUND (RAINIER INN) is now available for children of parents that aren’t guests at the Lodge. A key to access the playground can be checked out at the front desk and conveniently returned to the key box located at the playground entrance. The playground offers a covered, fun, enclosed, centralized area on Main post for children 5-12 years of age to play. Adult Supervision is required.
  13. 13. 74. MILITARYKIDSCONNECT.ORG helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents. The center, known as T2, developed the website with informative videos, educational tools, and engaging games and activities for three age groups: 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. The site also features monitored online social network forums for the groups to safely share their experiences with deployments. MilitaryKidsConnect.org provides a safe and engaging way to help military youth with the day-to-day challenges of deployment, and may even help enhance Family resilience and support for the deployed Service member.75. INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS Have fun with your young child at the Raindrops and Rainbows Parent Child Play Center , Lewis North (Bldg. 8197 American Lake Ave.). New Parent Support Program’s playgroup Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. Raindrops and Rainbows calendar on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/5th-Battalion-5th-Air- Defense-Artillery-Regiment/17336259941594076. SKIESUNLIMITED YOUTH ACADEMY offers instruction in the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills. Inspiring classes–ranging from computers, SAT Prep, science, art, dance, gymnastics, boxing, karate, theater, fencing and piano, the SKIESUnlimited Youth Academy is always adding classes–let your children explore new skills, cultivate personal interests, establish connections and bolster college applications. For registration information, call 253-966-CYSS (2977). Sign up on Webtrac for the next session!77. The JBLM FOSTER PARENT RECRUITMENT PROJECT is a group that has formed on JBLM to address the needs of military foster children. The group is helping advertise the need for military-connected foster homes, both on the installation and in the surrounding communities. Interested families can get licensed if they plan to remain in the JBLM area for as little as one year. By choosing to become a foster parent, they can help these children to live in the familiar military environment, continue to attend their home school and continue their medical care at from Madigan Healthcare System. For more information on this initiative, or to receive information on how to become a licensed foster parent, please contact Sandi Vest at the CAFAC at Sandra.vest@us.army.mil.78. BABYSITTER LOCATOR WEBSITES- Sittercity.com offers a free membership ($140 value) for military personnel. This site gives you access to babysitters, nannies, housekeepers, pet care, tutors, senior care. You can access background checks, references, provider profiles, and reviews from other military parents on this site. To take advantage of this wonderful offer visit www.sittercity.com/dod79. ARMY CHILDCARE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, ACCYN, referrals for off base childcare: Pierce County, 253-591-5061 or 1-888-370-6133 or email JSmithLi@cityoftacoma.org Thurston Country, 360-786-8907 x105 or 1-800-845-0956 or email Sokha@ccacwa.org JBLM POC, Courtney Turnley, 253-477-4179 or Courtney.s.turnley@us.army.mil80. EDGE - TEEN FITNESS PROGRAM Teens are invited to get in shape with the Youth Fitness Program at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center. You’ll work out under the supervision of a CYS Services trainer, ensuring your workout will be safe and smart. Monday-Friday, 3-7 PM and Sat. 10 AM-2 PM. Register TODAY to meet your trainer. The following is needed to participate: • Register with CYS Services • Onsite fitness assessment with parent/guardian present • Proper workout attire • Ages 13–15 CYS Services registration is FREE! Simply bring DoD ID, sports physical, shot record and info for three local emergency contacts to a Parent Central Services location (Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or Bldg. 100 at McChord Field). For details, call 253-966-CYSS.
  14. 14. Exceptional Family Member Program news (EFMP)81. HUB is a new family support group for individuals with high functioning Autism. For more details please contact Susan Jackson at sjackson@wapave.org or Sybille White at swhite@wapave.org or you can call 253-565-2266.82. DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS TOOLKIT Military Homefront Special Needs Parent Toolkit and checklists83. EFMP COFFEE GROUP The EFMP Coffee Group will meet October 8, 10am, at the Lewis Main Battle Bean inside the AFC Skate Arena (bldg 2275, Liggett Ave.) : Meet other adult EFMs or caregivers of EFMs for coffee, friends, and discussion the second Tuesday of every month, 10 AM, at the Lewis Main Battle Bean. Call 253-967-3553 for more information; no RSVP required.84. JBLM EFMP SUPPORT GROUP, October 9, 6-7 pm: A non-profit, private organization that offers meetings and guest speakers. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at the Bowl Arena Lanes, back party room, Bldg 2272 Liggett Ave, JBLM-Lewis Main. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Additional events will alternate between JBLM-McChord Field, JBLM Lewis Main, and JBLM Lewis North. Join their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JBLM-EFMPSG. For more information send email to EFMPSG@gmail.com.85. SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE October 20 Sensory friendly movies are shown every 3rd Saturday of the month at the McChord Theater starting at 12:00PM. Concessions can be purchased at a small cost. Contact (253) 982-2695 for more information.86. If you would like to join our EFMP e-mail distribution list, please e-mail jblmimcomdfmrwefmp@conus.army.mil87. SIBLING SUPPORT: MultiCare Good Samaritan holds programs for typically developing kids and teens that have a brother or sister with a disability. The groups are ages 5-7 years, 8-11 years, and 12-17 years. For registration or more information call 253-697-1603 or visit www.siblingsupport.org88. SPECIAL FAMILIES OF PIERCE COUNTY, SFPC has regular monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of the month, October 1, 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held at the Pierce County Library Processing and Administration Center located at 3005 112th Street East, on the corner of 112th St. and Waller Road, just off the Portland exit from Hwy 512. For more information contact Angela Fish at 253-830-4368 or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/specialfamiliespc or email them at specialfamiliespc@gmail.com .89. EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER, AND EDUCATION (EVE) RESOURCE FAIR, October 10th, Madigan Medical Mall, Lower Level, 9:30am – 3pm: Learn more about educational and vocational community resources available our Exceptional teens and adults. For more information, e-mail usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-acs-exceptional-family-member@mail.mil or call 253.967.3520.90. WASHINGTON CONTEMPORARY BALLET provides a program specially designed for dancers with special needs. The company has brought together the art of ballet and creative movement and structured it with a physical therapy presence and input to work on the key components of balance, strength, flexibility, motor planning and coordination. They currently offer three classes on Sundays: 12:00-1:00pm, 1:00-2:00pm, and 2:00-3:00pm. Prior to admittance in to any of these classes the professional staff will do an assessment to determine which class best suits your dancer. Washington Contemporary Ballet is ADA compliant with designated parking spaces, rest room facilities and ramped access to our studios. If you would like more information about the program, contact them at (253) 474-4312 or visit their website www.wcbdance.org .91. Please contact JBLM EFMP at jblmimcomdfmrwefmp@conus.army.mil if any of the EFMP contacts above do not respond within 2 business days
  15. 15. TRAINING AND CLASSES92. SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY October 17-19, at the Cascade Training Annex, Bldg. 2400, Bitar Avenue on JBLM-Lewis Main from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes are designed to help strengthen the resiliency of our Spouses by teaching them to look within themselves in order to learn to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. Resilience starts at home and in a networked community that cares. The Spouse Resiliency Academy is strengthening that network. For more details or to sign-up, please call 253-967-3544 or email Lisa Evergin Lisa.L.Evergin.civ@mail.mil .93. AFTB (Army Family Team Building) LEVEL II CLASSES September 24-28, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Bldg. 2166, ACS Annex (next to Survivor Outreach, 12th and Pendleton). For additional information call 253-967-AFTB (2382).94. JBLM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE October 18th, 8am-4pm at Soldier’s Chapel, Bldg 3799, South 20th & Stryker Ave, Lewis Main. Call 253-967-5940 for sign-up. Guest Speaker: David Thomas. Develop an understanding of domestic violence and its impact on the workplace, Develop procedures in the workplace that address domestic violence, Develop a coordinated response to domestic violence in the workplace, Develop employees’ awareness and skill in recognizing, responding to, and supporting employees who are victims of domestic violence. Schedule of events: 0800 - 0900 Light Breakfast, 0900 - 1200 Opening Remarks/Guest Speaker, 1200 - 1300 Lunch Provided, 1300 - 1600 Guest Speaker/Closing Remarks.95. HEALTHY EATING CLASS: Arrange a “Healthy Eating” class for your unit. Attendees will learn how to use nutritious foods to maintain good health and well-being. Call Madigan Army Public Health Nursing to book a class for your unit or FRG! 253-968-4387.96. AUTO CENTERS OFFER CLASSES Changing your own oil and fluids and lubing your vehicle saves you a lot of money — learn how at your Auto Centers — it’s easier than you think. The McChord Auto Center’s lube and oil change class is $25; the car check-up class is $20. Supplies are extra. Call to make an appointment for a class you want to take. For more details, visit JBLMmwr.com under Auto Centers. For more information about your Auto Centers, call the Lewis Main center at 253-967-3728 or the McChord center at 253-982-7226.97. COMMON SENSE PARENTING OF TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS focuses on setting reasonable expectations based on your child’s age, development, and abilities. This evidence based program will help you teach (discipline) your children what you want them to do. There are 7 sessions to this class and each session builds on the previous one. This class is great when you have older infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The class is Tuesday mornings from 1000 to 1200 at the Escape Zone.98. ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS Each Tuesday, 11:30-1 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Classroom, Waller Hall.99. STRESSED OUT? Check out this webinar at any time, and assess your stress level and receive information!! http://afterdeployment.org/topics-life-stress#workshops100. TRAINING RESISTANCE EXERCISE (TRX) every Tuesday from 12 to 1 p.m. at McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center. Improve your core body strength as well as joint and muscular stability and reduce the chance of injury. This training is all about using your own body weight to shape your body. Lots and Lots of core and stability work. Call McVeigh for more info at 253-967-5869.101. CROSSFIT CLASS McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center. Crossfit is a constant varied functional movement at high intensity. In this class you will learn about the intent of Crossfit, your body mechanics, safety, all the exercises, correct form, technique and get a great workout. Crossfit is a great way to burn lots of body fat, build lean muscles, get your cardio done and build a new faster, leaner, stronger, and go harder body. Crossfit is for anyone, any age, any size, no matter what your situation is, Crossfit is scalable and adaptable for your needs. Classes are one hour, Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. (Monday and Wednesday are intermediate to advanced; Tuesday and Thursday for beginners to intermediate). There’s also a class at noon each Tuesday and Thursday at noon. For more
  16. 16. information call 253-967-5869. If you want to get started, don’t be intimidated. There’s a short orientation at the start of the beginner’s class. Bring water and a towel and sign up on the class sign-in sheet. You will learn the Workout of the Day (WOD in CroffFit talk!).102. MARRIAGE 101 CLASS For those couples who desiring to enter the marriage covenant at a military Chapel or by a military Chaplain; the JBLM Family Life Center is offering a MARRIAGE 101 CLASS that will fulfill the JBLM counseling requirements and enhance the relationship with your future spouse. The next class is OCT 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel (other dates are Nov.2, and Dec. 7). Lunch and all materials are provided by the Family Life Center and the Garrison Chaplain. The curriculum used has relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott showing us the secrets to building a marriage that lasts, and will cover the following key areas: Uncover the most important misbelieves of marriage Learn how to communicate with instant understanding Discover the secret to reducing and resolving conflict Master the skills of money management Get your sex life off to a great start Understand the three essential ingredients to lasting love Discover the importance of becoming "soul mates" and more. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage---before (and after) it starts. CALL 253-967-1723 TO REGISTER. Class is open to couples or individuals.103. FOOD HANDLER COURSE First Tuesday of Month, October 2 1900-2000 Third Tuesday of Month, September 18 1600-1700 POC: Carol Elliot 253-968-4331. 1 Hour Classes given by Environmental Health. This Installation certificate is valid for one year. Each volunteer must have a certificate for all FRG fund raising involving food sales, even if you are not directly handling the food. Held at Old Madigan, Ramp 2, RM 9911C. Directions to Food Handler Course classroom:o From Exit 122 (Madigan Gate) take a left onto Wilson (the street across from Madigan Nursing tower that has the stop light)o Left onto Madigan Bypasso Right onto McKinleyo Right onto E. Johnson Streeto On your left you will see a parking lot. Park there.o Look for the building with RAMP 2 next to the dooro Go through the door and down the hallway to Classroom 9911C (follow signs). TUESDAY TOPICS RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES Presented by the Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC) Every Tuesday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm – CAFAC Conference Room, bldg 9923B, room 108, Madigan Annex, Ramp 3, across the hall from 9923A. Watch for signs! No need to register; just show up. Casual atmosphere. CAFAC: 253-968- 4843.
  17. 17. September 2012 WORKSHOP TOPICS  What does my family have to do with us? A look at family history and gender roles. Does your past effect your present? How our childhood families affect beliefs, values, expectations and the partners we pick. Understanding the role of attachment in childhood and adulthood. Building your family genogram to map your relationship patterns. Sep 25, 2012 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Join Tuesday Topics for topics of interest in an educational setting packed with helpful information for couples. Perhaps you would like to make improvements in your relationship without the commitment to counseling; this may help. For information contact Patsy Randahl, LMFT 253-968-4518 or Kathy Howell, LMFT 253- 968-4550 104. FAMILY WELCOME BRIEF/What to do the first week of arrival- Every Tuesday 1100 – 1130 Join us in Bldg. 2026D Waller Hall conference room, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and learn more about Fort Lewis. Attendance is highly recommended for newly arrived spouses. For more information call 253-967-3628. 105. ACS FINANCIAL COUNSELORS are now available at Waller Hall the first Saturday of every month (Oct. 6). Call for appointment 253-967-7166 106. EMPLOYMENT READINESS New client orientations are held Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. or Wed., 1:30 p.m. at the ACS Annex, 12th and Liggett, next to Survivor Outreach Services. Only need to attend one day. 107. FAMILY ADVOCACY (FAP) (253) 967-5940 Family Anger Control Training (FACT) Group 1 * Mon & Wed, 9:00 am-11:00 am @Waller Hall Group 2 * Fri & Mon, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm @Bldg 2013 Rm 341 Women’s Group* Tues & Thurs, 9:00 am-11:00 am @ Bldg 2013 Rm 341 Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce *2nd Friday, 8:00 am-12:30pm, @ Family Resource Center 108. NEW PARENT SUPPORT (253) 967-7409 Active Parenting of Teens* Tues, 11:30 am-1:00 pm @ FAP Classroom Play Morning *Fri, 10:00 am-11:30am* Raindrops & Rainbows & Thurs, 10:00 am-11:30 am @ Escape Zone Baby Play Group *Thurs, 1:00 pm-2:30pm @ McChord Escape Zone 24/7 Dad* Tues & Thurs, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm @ Bldg 3201 Soldier Training Campus Common Sense Parenting*Tues, 10:00 am-12 pm @ call 967-7409 for location Infant Massage* 1st-3rd Wed, 10:30 am-12:00 pm@ Escape Zone - McChord Stress Free Parenting*Wed, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, call 967-7409 for location JBLM FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICES Location: Waller Hall, Room 400, 2140 Liggett Avenue Hours of Operation: 0700 – 1630, Monday - Friday OPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal Holidayse: Confidential one-on-one counseling for Service Members and their spouses (budgeting, debt management, credit counseling, investment education, general financial planning), Counselors can assist in obtaining and reviewing your Credit Reports, plus assist in clearing up issues listed on the reports. Personal financial management classes are also offered. Applications taken for Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are free of charge. Appointment Line: Call 253-967-1453 to make an appointment with a Financial Counselor Program Manager: Mary T Cron, AFC, CHC 253-967-9917, mary.t.cron@us.army.mil
  18. 18. Lewis Main Financial Readiness Classes, September, 2012 Classes at Lewis Main, please call 253/967-1453 to register (Classes are held at Army Community Service located in Waller Hall unless otherwise noted) This all day class satisfies the financial topics for the 1st Term Soldiers Mandatory Financial Training. Attendees Financial learn how to deal with the basics of financial issues seen in Awareness for everyday life. The classes cover: Understanding Your LES, 0830 - Entry Level Principles of Personal Finance, Financial Institutions and 09/25 1630 Service Checking Accounts, Planning & Budgeting, Saving & members Investing, Using Credit Wisely and Buying Insurance. If JBLM (Spouses is your first duty station, these classes are a must for you. welcome) Please Note: This class will be held in Bldg 2400 (Cascade Training Annex) Tired of being in debt? Want to make better decisions in Financially Fit: 1300 - how to manage your money? This 3-hour class will start 09/27 Debt Reduction 1600 with the basics of hands-on budgeting, planning the Strategies paycheck priorities and learning how to achieve your goals. McChord Field Financial Readiness Classes Classes at McChord Field, please call 253/982-2695 to registerONAL Required briefing for single first term airmen moving off base; Discuss pay entitlement, legal and consumer Ready to Rent obligation associated with tenancy and personal financial 09/29 1000 - 1130 obligations. Also discussed are pertinent laws associated 1330 - 1500 with renting a residence or apartment. The class concentrates on the Thrift Savings Plan, but also Thrift Savings introduces 401k plans, 403b plans and Individual 09/21 1330 - 1500 Plan (Military) Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Traditional and Roth accounts are compared and contrasted. Money and Gain a better understanding of where you are financially, 09/18 0900 - 1030 Credit where you want to be, and how to better manage your Management money. Saving & 09/25 0900 - 1030 Learn the basics of investing. Investing Basics WEEKLY FINANCIAL TIPS. PARENTS: TEACH COLLEGE BOUND KIDS ABOUT MONEY, CREDIT AND SCAMS The Better Business Bureaus top six money-related topics for parents to discuss are:1. Checking account - Many college kids will have a checking account with a debit card. Parents should discuss overdraft fees, keeping checks in a safe place, using secure internet connections to check balances, and liability if debit card is stolen.2. Credit cards - College kids are deluged with credit card offers and incentives to sign up on campus. Parents should discuss late payment and over limit fees, interest rates, impact on their credit reports, liability if card is stolen, using a safe internet connection to check their balance, email and text spoofing scams from bank about problems with their card or account and shredding documents with personal information.3. Credit report - College is the time when young people first begin establishing credit through a credit card or student loans. They can get a free credit report from each of the three credit bureaus each year at the Annual Credit Report
  19. 19. website. Its important for college kids to get a credit report on a regular basis to insure that no credit accounts have been opened in their name.4. Identity theft - Identity thieves target young people because they have little to no credit which means they typically dont have credit blemishes. Plus, it takes young people longer to find out that they have been the victim of identity theft because they may not check their credit very often. Parents should warn their college bound kids about giving out personal information, especially their social security number, banking or credit card numbers, birth date and home address.5. Friendly fraud - Although there are high tech ways that someone can steal your identity, the most common way that young people become identity theft victims is through friendly fraud. Friendly fraud occurs with a roommate, family member or friend uses their debit card or credit card without their authorization or opens up new credit accounts in their name without their knowledge.6. Requests from friends - Parents should make sure that their college bound kids know about the ramifications of co- signing loans or utility accounts for friends, lending money to friends or letting a friend use their credit card. Getting Help With College Costs For all but the truly wealthy, paying for a four-year education means one of two things: dipping (deeply) into savings or getting financial aid. More likely than not, parents will rely on both to some degree, with aid likely to be key part of the package. The good news is that financial aid is often available. These days, the bulk of aid comes in the form of loans, though grants remain an important aid source, especially for low-income families. The federal government provides about seventy percent of the aid. State grants, private student-loan programs and grants from the colleges, universities and other private sources make up the rest. Taking full advantage of this resource requires some work by parents and students, as well as careful attention to financial-aid application deadlines.1. Scholarships Students should start the scholarship search early, and a good place to start looking is close to home. Parents employers may offer grants to children of employees. Local chambers of commerce and community groups such as Rotary Clubs are also sources to seek out early. There are also many narrowly focused private scholarship programs - targeted by ethnic background, location or course of study - that may be overlooked by colleges but could suit a particular student perfectly. Research help includes the traditional source - high school guidance counselors - and newer online search tools.2. Financial Aid Applying for major government and private aid programs is a simpler process that takes place in the students senior year. At the start of the calendar year, students and parents fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a statement of income and assets that the federal government uses to determine the amount a family is expected to pay (the expected family contribution, or EFC) for the childs education. State grants are also a growing source of funds, now making up five percent of total student aid. Most of this is need-based, though a fast- growing portion of it is based now on student achievement, such as high test scores. Grants from the colleges, also mostly need-based, now make up eighteen percent of the total aid dollars.3. Student Loans Student loans are divided into two types - subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized loans, which can be either directly from the federal government or from private lenders in one of the federal loan programs, accrue no interest until the student graduates from college. They are need-based. Unsubsidized loans start accumulating interest from the start of college, though payments dont start until the student finishes (the unpaid interest is simply added to the principal). Parents with a good history can take out federal PLUS loans; they must start paying interest and principal on these when the student starts college. Loans are also available from banks and other lenders, as well as from state governments.
  20. 20. MADIGAN109. SUICIDE PREVENTION: Soldiers and Family members must understand that suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem. Please understand that help is available for Soldiers as well for Family members to aid in those situations. The 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Battalion Leadership and agencies on post are available to help all cases of suicidal ideations. One case is too many and we are committed to help our Soldiers and Family and stand shoulder to shoulder with them to help during hard times as necessary. While situations arise that are a burden, remember you do not need to endure those problems alone. There are many resources available. Please pass the contact information below to every one for resources available for confidential counseling and help as necessary which are available 24 hours a day. Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and online chat: http://www.VeteransCrisisLine.net, Veterans and Service members may text free of charge to 838255 to receive confidential, personal and immediate support. 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 professional MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLCs) are licensed professionals who provide situational, problem- solving consultations anonymously and confidentially. No written records are kept, and it is free to military and Family members. Catherine Jorjorian, the 17th Fires Brigade MFLC, has an office inside the brigade’s new building on North Fort, Room 235. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services and can be reached at (253) 677-3883. SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK , Press “1” for Veterans, www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org 5-5 ADA BN CHAPLAIN: CH (CPT) Jameson Williams: (253) 306-4963 17TH FIRES BRIGADE CHAPLAIN- CH (MAJ) Simpson: (253) 548-4252 JBLM Duty Chaplain: (253) 306-2783 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC: (253) 968-2700 MADIGAN EMERGENCY RM: (253)968-1390 PIERCE COUNTY CRISIS LINE (24 Hrs): (800)576-7764 MILITARY ONE SOURCE (24 Hrs): 1-800-342-9647 http://www.militaryonesource.com (phone help, or referral to off post, 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) 800-627-2211 VETERAN COMBAT CALL CENTER- the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created a 24/7 confidential Combat Call Center. The Combat Call Center can be reached at 877.WAR.VETS (877.927.8387). SCHOOL PHYSICAL DATES Does your child need a physical to participate in sports this school year, attend summer camp or enter kindergarten? please call the TRICARE Regional Appointment Line to schedule your child’s physical on Sept. 25. Physical exams appointments are offered for TRICARE PRIME patients enrolled to the Department of Pediatrics for primary care between ages 4-18 years. Forms for physicals, special diet or medications at school or day care will completed and returned the same day. Parents should ensure that the parent section for all paperwork are completed prior to arriving and should bring the patient’s immunization records. To help make these appointments go smoothly, please arrive 15 minutes early for measurements and vital signs and ensure that your child/adolescent wears comfortable clothing. Appointments can be scheduled 6-8 weeks in advance by calling the TRICARE Regional Appointment Center at (800) 404- 4506. We look forwarding to seeing you and your family this summer!
  21. 21. 53. EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTEER, AND EDUCATION (EVE) RESOURCE FAIR, October 10, Madigan Medical Mall, lower level, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.54. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: On the 3rd Thursday of each month (September 20), the Dept of Social Work at Madigan Army Medical Center hosts a support group called "Caring for the Caregiver." The group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Nursing Tower at Madigan on the Second Floor in the South Waiting Room. The Caregiver Support Group is an open group designed to provide information & support for anyone who is the caregiver of someone with a chronic medical condition. For more information contact Sandra Naputi, (MAMC-DSW/968-2303), Sandra.m.naputi@us.army.mil.55. WALK-IN SERVICES are now available for all service members in the Behavioral Health Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Soldier Readiness Service (SRS) located at Madigan Annex has permanently closed. Contact Madigan BH Clinic at 968-2700.56. THE CHILD AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (CAFAC) provides behavioral health services for active duty family members including individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. CAFAC is located in Bldg 9923 at the Madigan Annex. Triage hours are daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assess individual or familys needs and decide the most appropriate services available for their situation. Contact CAFAC at 968-4843. Services are also available through the School Behavioral Health (SBH) program for children enrolled in one of the base elementary schools. Contact SBH at 477-3731.57. MADIGAN OPENS CLINIC AT STEILACOOM HIGH SCHOOL (Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) and PIONEER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Tuesdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) The pilot program started at the end of last school year and the response was incredible. No more pulling kids out of school for a doctor appointment. Dr. Lemmon is able to accommodate the full spectrum of adolescent and teen care: physicals, immunizations (to include flu mist), medication permission slips for school nurse, acute illness, everything except surgery. The appointment line for this military adolescent school based health initiative is 253-968-1980, Only for children enrolled in these two schools.58. UPDATE ON SOUTH SOUND CLINIC: Lease has been lost on previous building. Opening date is projected to be Spring 2013 for clinic to accommodate active duty Family members residing in the Lacey/Olympia area. The clinic, when open, is expected to enroll 10,000 to 13,000 patients in the area. It will be a fully equiped clinic, to include radiology and popular prescriptions. A team based approach to medicine; you will ALWAYS receive a same day appointment when needed, and always see the same team of medical professionals.59. FLU VACCINES will be given to those 36 months of age and older from October 9-26th (excluding holidays and weekends), 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Madigan Army Medical Center near Letterman Auditorium, Ground Floor next to Internal Medicine Clinics. Please bring ID card. You can receive TDaP (whooping cough) booster at the same time as your flu vaccine (age 12 and over). TDaP booster encouraged for anyone involved in the care of young children, or with young children in the home, including grandparents. Whooping cough is an epidemic in the state of Washington, and can be fatal for children. Children are usually exposed to the disease by unvaccinated adults.60. UNFORMED SERVICES FAMILY HEALTH BENEFIT Maybe you’ve received a post card from them to switch your TriCare Prime benefit to them. They are a legitimate contractor that administers TriCare Prime. If you switch, you may no longer use your TriCare benefits at Madigan clinics, to include the pharmacy. You can always use the ER at Madigan in emergencies. Your care would be through USFHB, PacMed providers, and through Franciscan clinics. You are unable to switch back to Madigan provided care for one year. Please be sure to do your research before switching. Many “scam” companies will use similar sounding benefit names.
  22. 22. COMMISSARY The Commissary...Helping You Eat Better! Commissaries.com61. Purchase Commissary gift cards, $25 or $50 denominations, in the Commissary or online at Commissaries.com website Online orders incur a handling fee that is not assessed to in-store orders. Call the toll-free phone number for questions, 1-877-988-4438.62. http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/breaking_news_07/index.cfm Food alerts and recalls63. HERE’S THE LATEST ON OUR COMMISSARY REWARDS CARDS: JBLM has received Rewards Cards. All you have to do is to ask a cashier or a customer service representative for one. They will then give you one Commissary Rewards Card, two small key-chain cards and an informational brochure that explains where and how to register your card online. After you’ve registered, you can load coupons to it. If you have any problems registering or loading coupons, you can call the phone number on the back of your card or you can send an email to ask for assistance. We thank you for your patronage and hope you enjoy shopping with your Commissary Rewards Card!64. http://www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=N&page=case_lot_dates Check upcoming dates for case lot sales. Next case lot sale will be at McChord Commissary, September 19-22. THE EXCHANGE JB LEWIS-MCCHORD CAREY THEATER MOVIE SCHEDULE PH (253) 967-4329 *recording, PH (253) 967-5976 Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord Exchange  MON Sep 24- WED Sep 26- No Showing  THU Sep 27– Babies Night Out 1900 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)  FRI Sep 28– 1900 The Bourne Legacy (PG13)  SAT Sep 29–1400 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)  1900 The Bourne Legacy (PG13)  SUN Sep 30– 1400 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)  1900 The Bourne Legacy (PG13)65. FREE MOVIES- The Theater at McChord Field has reopened for FREE WEEKEND MOVIES. 253-982-583666. 911 DRIVING SCHOOL Classes held at Lewis Main Exchange. www.911DrivingSchool.com 253-512-0911. Course is exclusively instructed by Police Officers. CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION67. JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER REOPENING IS SEPTEMBER 24. The $2 million renovation will include new exercise machines, new flooring, a new indoor running track and a new child care facility.68. GRANDSTAFF LIBRARY TO CLOSE FOR UPGRADES Grandstaff and Book Patch Libraries in Bldg. 2109 Pendleton Ave. will be closed for electrical upgrades Oct. 9 to Nov. 6. Full library services and outprocessing will be available at the McChord Library, 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field while Grandstaff is closed. Also pick up all library holds at the McChord Library during that time. Computer services will be available at Nelson Recreation Center weekdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nelson Rec is located at 3168 2nd Division Dr. at Lewis Main. Book Patch children’s storytime will be available at Raindrops & Rainbows Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. R&R is located at 8197 American Lake Ave. at Lewis North. Call McChord Library at 982-3454 during the closure. Call Grandstaff at 967-5889 for information before Oct. 9.
  23. 23. 69. As part of the larger effort to improve livability and functionality at Joint base Lewis McChord (JBLM), the PENDLETON AVENUE PROJECT will result in better traffic flow, improved parking and facility access. It will also create an attractive bike and pedestrian-friendly environment with a tree-lined boulevard as well as off-street parking in some areas. Construction has begun and is scheduled to be completed September 2013. This date may change with requested change orders or unforeseen conditions and will be updated accordingly. Website for updates: http://www.bristol- companies.com/pendletonave/index.php CRIME PREVENTION, SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, AND SAFETY70. Terrorist Implications/International Events: Please refer to OPORD 114-12 Force Protection Advisory for Mexico 24 April 2012 for updated policy concerning travel to Mexico directed by USARNORTH and I Corps. CONTACT YOUR COMMAND BEFORE ANY PLANS TO VISIT ANY PART OF MEXICO.71. FORCE PROTECTION Force protection conditions for Joint Base Lewis-McChord are now posted on the JBLM public website at http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil . The FPCON can be raised in the event of a specific threat to the installation or upon direction of higher headquarters. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: https://www.inscom.army.mil/isalute (Suspicious activity reporting form, iSalute website) http://twitter.com/jblmmfpdivision Https://www.facebook.com/pages/jblm-protection-division/160688777317183 EMAIL: LewisPMFusionCell@conus.army.mil If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Counterintelligence Hotline: 1-800-CALL-SPY INTERESTING LINKS Disclaimer for External Links: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. 5-5 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY FACEBOOK PAGE <- CLICK ME!!!! JBLM Website: www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/ MILITARY ONE SOURCE www.MilitaryOneSource.com Every resource you need, free confidential counseling service, PCS information, Spouse employment, Child care, EVERYTHING that concerns you and your military life. Http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/stay-connected Joining Forces initiative Facebook/Tweeter links www.AfterDeployment.org Great resources to help with stress. New Smart phone apps that help record your stress levels, teach Combat Breathing techniques, suggestions, and resources. NORTHWEST GUARDIAN newspaper: www.nwguardian.com ARMY ONE SOURCE www.MyArmyOneSource.com information for Spouses and Soldiers, FRG eLearning, Mandatory First Term Soldier Financial eLearning Classes. ICE Comment/Suggestion/Complaints: http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=service_provider_list&site_id=957&dep=*DoD PLAN MY MOVE online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into manageable steps for both experienced and first time movers. Plan My Move features include customizable calendar, handy to do lists, and checklists. Very helpful site!
  24. 24. 31st ADA Brigade FACEBOOK 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade 17th Fires Brigade FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/17thFiresBrigade?ref=pb NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY-Add your telephone numbers to the registry to stop telemarketing calls. https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx www.adpaas.army.mil ARMY DISASTER PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM. Soldiers must check-in at this website if involved in a natural disaster, such as flooding, tornado, earthquake, etc. Looking for a phone number? Lewis Information (253) 967-1110 Madigan Information (253) 968-1110 McChord Information (253) 982-1110 SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK JBLM OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGESAAFES BX and PX http://www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PXJBLM Army Continuing Education System https://www.facebook.com/#!/JBLMArmyEdArmy Family Action Plan http://www.facebook.com/jblmafapCAF-BHO http://www.facebook.com/armybehavioralhealthFOCUS Project http://www.facebook.com/focusresiliencytrainingI Corps http://www.facebook.com/1stcorpsJBLM ACS http://www.facebook.com/JBLMACS http://www.facebook.com/pages/JBLM-Aerobics-JBLM Aerobics Program and Fitness Training Program-and-Fitness-Training/210140972391367JBLM Airman & Family Readiness Center http://www.facebook.com/JBLMAFRCJBLM Army Family Team Building http://www.facebook.com/aftb.jblmJBLM BOSS http://www.facebook.com/BOSSJBLMJBLM EFMP http://www.facebook.com/efmpJBLMJBLM Family & MWR http://www.facebook.com/JBLMFamilyMWRJBLM Garrison http://www.facebook.com/JBLMgarrisonJBLM Health Promotion www.facebook.com/JBLMHealthPromotionJBLM Outdoor Recreation http://www.facebook.com/SeeYouOutsideJBLMJBLM PAIO Office http://www.facebook.com/JBLM.PAIOJBLM Sports Races http://www.facebook.com/JBLMRaces http://www.facebook.com/pages/JBLM-JBLM Teen Zone Teen_Zone/138033819599124JBLM Warrior Zone http://www.facebook.com/JBLMWarriorZoneLewis-Main Battle Bean Coffee http://www.facebook.com/battlebean http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bowl-Arena-Lewis-Main Bowl Arena Lanes Lanes/117410934969719Lewis-Main Cascade/Heroes Sports Lounge http://www.facebook.com/HeroesSportsLoungeMadigan Healthcare System http://www.facebook.com/madiganhealthMilitary OneSource http://www.facebook.com/military.1source
  25. 25. Military Spouse Magazine http://www.facebook.com/militaryspousemagazineNational Military Family Association http://www.facebook.com/militaryfamily http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-fort-lewis-ranger-Ranger newspaper newspaper/157092306880 http://www.facebook.com/pages/school-behavioral-School Behavioral Health (SBH) health-joint-base-lewis-mcchord/219746524730115The Bistro at Russell Landing http://www.facebook.com/BistroatRussellLandingTRICARE http://www.facebook.com/tricareTriWest Healthcare Alliance http://www.facebook.com/triwestWashington State Survivor Outreach Services http://www.facebook.com/sosftlewis