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Dragonslayer Battalion Weekly Update July 26 5-5 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY FACEBOOK PAGE <- VISIT!!!1. 2ND ANNUAL SGT BRANDON MAGGART LEGACY RUN/WALK August 11. This four mile course starts in Powderworks Park, DuPont, at 0830 on August 11th. Wear Blue: Run to Remember is a running community that serves as a living memorial to Fallen Warriors. Wear a blue shirt, or order a Wear Blue shirt customized with SGT Maggart’s information, and help us celebrate his life, and show our support for his Family, wife Teresa, and young son Blake. 5-5 ADA BN Batteries will run with guidons, and it is a powerful, moving message of support.2. 5-5 ADA Battalion FAMILY READINESS GROUP MEETING DATES: HHB FRG Bake Sale during Ruck March, August 9. FRG Meeting August 14th, 6 PM, at the COF. Family Day August 30th. BRAVO BATTERY FRG Meeting, July 25, 6 PM, at the COF. Family Day, August 1st. ALPHA BATTERY Family Day, Thursday, July 26. FRG Meeting, August 21, 6 PM, at the North Fort Chapel. Please email Roxanne.Goins@us.army.mil if you need free childcare no later than August 10th. CHARLIE BATTERY Family Bowling at McChord Lanes, August 1st. FRG Meeting, August 29, 6 PM, at the COF. DELTA BATTERY August 1st, 6 PM, at the Motorpool classroom. Tentative Family/ORG Day August 30th.3. SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT RUN Join the Michelob Ultra Seafair Torchlight Run on Saturday, July 28 and help your service win the Seafair Military Challenge Trophy. Military participants receive a 20% discount on registration. CLICK HERE to register. Type in the following code to receive the military registration discount: TLRMILDIS.4. “SESAME STREET USO EXPERIENCE” RETURNS TO JBLM July 30 and 31 with an all-new show. Choose from four free performances at the Evergreen Theater on JBLM Lewis Main. Shows are at 3 and 6 p.m. both days; doors open 30 minutes before showtime. The theater is located in Building 3405, 2nd Division Drive.5. TRIPLE THREAT TRIATHLON SERIES the 20th anniversary JBLM Triple Threat Triathlon Series, Aug. 18. Swim, bike and run your way to glory as you compete for the coveted ‘triple threat crown.’ The series consists of a 250 m- or half-mile swim, 15-mile bike and 3-mile run at Shoreline Park on American Lake and on trails at JBLM Lewis North. Entry categories are elite, age group or relay team. Register online at JBLMmwr.com/races. For more information, call 253- 967-4768.6. HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR SECOND FISHER HOUSE on July 25, KIRO Radio will be holding a radio-thon to raise money for the construction of the second Fisher House at JBLM. If anyone is interested in volunteering to man the phones for this event, please contact Jason Antebi, Assistant Program Director at 97.3 KIRO FM/AM 770 "The Truth", for shift times. He can be reached at email@example.com or at 206-726-6807. You may also help by spreading the word to help raise funds.
7. SUMMER GUN SALE AT NAC The Northwest Adventure Center’s store is featuring all rifles, handguns and shotguns for 5 percent off during July and August. The store is located in Building 8050, NCO Beach Road at JBLM Lewis North.8. AAFES 117th BIRTHDAY- Gas will be 17 cents off a gallon Wed July25 through Fri July 27th when you use your military STAR card at the Exchange pumps!9. Tuesday, July 31, MANDATORY NEWCOMERS’ ORIENTATION for all new arrivals to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is held at the McChord Collocated Clubs, Bldg.700 Barnes Blvd, JBLM-McChord Field. Event includes complimentary lunch, bus tour of JBLM-Lewis Main and Lewis-North, static displays/on & off post vendors, and on site free child care. Casual/civilian attire (no earrings for male Soldiers). For more information call Lewis Main at 253-967- 3628 or McChord-Field at 253-982-3125. Mandatory for all Air Force personnel, Army CPTs, LTs, CW2 and below, and E7 and below.10. JBLM ‘TEN-MILER’ TIME TRYOUTS SCHEDULED Active Duty Army service members timed trials for the JBLM Army Ten- Miler Team will be held July 28 at 8 a.m. at Cowan Stadium at JBLM Lewis Main. Those selected will attend the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. Final team selections need command approval to participate in team training and workouts during normal PT times July through September. For registration information, call the intramural office at 967- 4768.11. 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.html , or www.facebook.com/JBLMcommutes, or call 982-2684 (option #4).12. JBLM INVITED TO INITIAL TACOMA “TUNNEL TO TOWERS” RUN JBLM Airmen and Soldiers and their Families are invited to Tacoma’s first running of the Stephen Siller TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN Sept. 15. Cities across the country have mirrored an annual New York City run held by Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the final heroic footsteps of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, and all of the first responders and service members who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. This will be the first Tunnel To Towers Run in Tacoma. It will start and finish at the site of the Retired Fireboat along Ruston Way on the Tacoma Waterfront, also the location of the Tacoma Firefighters Memorial. An antique fire engine will lead the runners from the starting line with lights and sirens. Tunnel To Towers is partnering with Gary Sinise Foundation and the Lt. Dan Band to build smart homes for veterans with amputations. Go to Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Run Tacoma or http://www.tunneltotowers.org/index.aspx or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbjNgb2y8AU for more information. Event coordinator is Jason Spencer, Tacoma Firefighters Local 31 at 820-6772.13. HAVE FUN IN DOWN AND DIRTY MUD RUNS Saturday, August 4. Wear your cartoon character costume and get downright dirty at the annual Down and Dirty 5K Mud Runs at JBLM. Full of lots of muddy obstacles, the races are held at Soldiers Field House at Lewis Main. Find the registration form, course map and last year’s results at JBLMmwr.com under Race Calendar.14. MCCHORD FLEA MARKET Saturday, Aug 4, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot across the BX/Firestone on Barnes Blvd. Bring your own table and chairs. No fee. Set-up between 8 - 9 a.m. Only home items for sale. Call 253-982- 0718 for additional information.15. U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SHOW August 10. The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show is for Soldiers, about Soldiers and produced by Soldiers. The 90-minute, Broadway-style show features songs and dance from a variety of musical genres including country, gospel, pop, rap, hip hop, swing and more. The show finds the most talented people in the Army and we borrow them from their units, assemble them and then create a show around their talents. For more information visit the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show webpage located at: http://www.armymwr.com/recleisure/entertainment/soldiershow/
16. AUDITION FOR “STRUTTIN’ YOUR STUFF” Eligible JBLM personnel and Family members can compete in the 2012 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts talent competition, “Struttin’ Your Stuff,” by auditioning July 28 at Nelson Recreation Center, 3168 2nd Division Drive. Children ages 6-12 audition at 10 a.m., teens ages 13 to 17 audition at 1 p.m. and adults audition at 3 p.m. Acts can be no longer than 4 minutes; be prepared to fully perform your act by bringing all your costumes, props and equipment. The show is Aug. 16, 7 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. For details, call 967-2539.17. SCREAMFREE PARENTING “Five Truths Every Parent Needs to Know” Wednesday, August 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m.at the McChord Club, 700 Barnes Blvd. McChord Field. Please pre-register by calling 253-967-5901. Onsite free childcare is available but you MUST pre-register! Free materials to first 125 who register. National program returns for free seminar to military Families!18. SCREAM FREE MARRIAGE Wednesday, August 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the McChord Club, 700 Barnes Blvd. JBLM- McChord Field FREE books for the first 100 Families that register. Onsite childcare is available but you must pre-register by calling 253-967-5901.19. 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 opening of Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center has been delayed until September ) Child care at Wilson Gym will remain free, until Jensen’s child care center is open.20. $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 982-4927.21. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while getting connected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday of the month (August 7 & 21) 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by contacting Kelli McMorris: McMorK@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 9849922. VOW TO HIRE HEROES ACT offers unemployed military veterans, ages 35-60, an additional 12 months of full-time Montgomery GI Bill benefits to use toward education and training for in demand career fields. This program is available to unemployed veterans age 35-60, regardless of whether or not they still have remaining MGIB benefits. Click the link below to learn more, or be sure to send this to other veterans who may benefit from this program! http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=8AFhE&m=3k6MJ2Q8nfNehhx&b=t.uEg3Y..PvpdV4CMOm81w23. MILITARY FAMILIES TO GET FREE NATIONAL PARKS PASS. Active-duty military personnel and their dependents will be able to enter every national park for free as part of an effort to thank service members and their Families for the sacrifices they make. An annual pass will be made available to members of the military free of charge at all National parks ($80 value). Military personnel can get the passes at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee by showing their military ID. Each family member will also be able to obtain their own pass even if the service member is deployed . The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves, but not for military veterans or retirees.24. FREE ADMISSION TO OVER 1,600 MUSEUMS, NOW TILL LABOR DAY, FOR MILITARY FAMILIES Blue Star Museums says thank you to the troops for the contributions and sacrifices you make for our country. For a list of museums, please check out the Blue Star Museums website.25. ACAP: Is sponsoring a Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) lecture regarding transition at McChord Field. This "Marketing Yourself for a Second Career" lecture is intended for senior officers and NCOs about to transition but may also be beneficial to all who mentor soldiers. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 8:30am - 11:00am at 551 Barnes Blvd, McChord Field. Please contact Ms. Sabrina Rasmussen to reserve your seat 253-982-2948).
26. 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.org27. THE CENTER FOR ARMY LESSONS LEARNED WOULD LIKE YOUR FEEDBACK. During the Army/Air Force talks concerning the last decade of war, the subject of Family Support Programs was addressed. Specifically, what programs have been put in place to support Soldiers/Civilians/Families? Do current Family support programs adequately address the needs of Families or are there gaps in support; if so what are the gaps? Please provide your feedback and recommendations. https://forums.army.mil/SECURE/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=177472828. 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/Mia93A29. The USDA has introduced THE SUPERTRACKER. SuperTracker is an online tool where you can get a personalized nutrition and activity plan. You can create a profile, track what you eat, track your activities, compare foods, and get tips and support to help make healthy choices. You can use this great resource tool free! https://www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx30. 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.31. RIDESHARE 2012: Considering joining an existing vanpool. There are van groups with availability in Pierce, Thurston, King and Kitsap counties looking for more riders to join an existing group. Want to start a new vanpool? Its easy; it just takes 5 people to start a new vanpool. Pierce Transit has allocated 20 new vans for JBLM employees until they are filled or until the end of March 2013. Link up with your organization’s ETC (Employee transportation coordinator), they are there to facilitate and answer questions regarding rideshare and ride-matching. Visit and register at www.rideshareonline.com to connect with others going your way and share the ride! Like us on FB www.facebook.com/JBLMCommutes 253-967- 7301).32. MASS TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT 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)33. MYCAA [MY CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNTS PROGRAM] https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa (See eligibility criteria and guidelines on front page) Offers up to $4,000 of Financial Assistance for Education, Training, Licenses and Credentials to spouses of service members in pay grades of E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2 serving on Active Duty. Call (800) 342-9647 for Spouse Education, Career, and Employment Counseling Services. Most of the money set aside last year went unclaimed! Ask for additional sources of financial assistance available for all military spouses regardless of pay grade and career status.34. 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 <mailto:JBLMIMCOMDFMWRSFAC@conus..army.mil> ..army.mil <mailto:JBLMIMCOMDFMWRSFAC@conus..army.mil> for meeting location.
35. CALENDAR The following BATTALION holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSA) are planned: July 27. August 3, August 1036. 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- 798-6595.37. JOIN THE LEWIS COMMUNITY SPOUSES CLUB- Want to meet new people, or get involved more? Join the Lewis Community Spouse’s Club. This organization is open to ALL ranks and holds monthly luncheons and events. Visit their website for the events calendar, and more information. You can join the club right online! http://jblmlcsc.org/35. 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.36. WEAR BLUE: RUN TO REMEMBER RUNNING CLUB- Each Saturday, "Wear Blue: Run to Remember" meets at Powderworks Park in DuPont, WA, at 9 a.m., to serve as a living memorial to fallen Service Members. Names of Fallen Warriors from JBLM are read out loud before each run. You can run/walk a 5K or 10K course each Saturday, and support Spouses of Fallen Warriors. For more information please visit their website at http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/37. MILITARY COMMUNITY AND FAMILY POLICY JULY 2012 NEWSLETTER http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=OUTREACH:COVER:0::::DAY,MONTH,YEAR:6,July,201238. 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:o Individual packages of chipso Bleacho Quart size Ziploc bags 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: Target Online JBLM Fisher House wish list 39. RENT MCCHORD THEATER FOR PARTIES Looking for a fun and unique place to hold a birthday party or a unit function? Rent the McChord Field Movie Theater! 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.
40. PERSONAL SHRED DAY The last Friday of each month, 8-11:30 a.m., is personal shred day at the Installation Destruction Facility (Bldg. 3152 on the corner of 3rd Division and Collier). 41. 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). 42. 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. 43. ARMED FORCES ACTION PLAN (AFAP) is a grass-roots program put in place to improve quality of life. Through JBLM AFAP, all members of the Army, Air Force, DA civilians and their Family members have a forum to voice concerns to leadership and make recommendations for change. The JBLM AFAP Conference scheduled for 15- 17 Oct 2012 and the Teen AFAP Conference, scheduled for 13 Oct 12. JBLM offers 4 methods to submit an issue and they are listed below. 1) Go to www.myarmyonesource.com 2) Fill out the attached issue submission form or AFAP Pet Rock Form and fax to 253-967-9648, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to the AFAP office, Family Resource Center, Bldg. 4274 located on the corner of 9th Division and Idaho. 3) Submit your issue online at http://jblmmwr.com/other_pages/acs/afap/afap_ic_form.html 4) Contact the AFAP Office at 253-967-3689. 44. THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) is available at both Fort Lewis and McChord Field. The EAP at McChord Field new location is 555 Barnes Blvd (CE Building). 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. Education and training is available to Civilians and Supervisors IAW AR 600-85 and DA Pam 600-85. For upcoming class schedules, to schedule an appointment, or for more information call 253-982-5815 or Carl.email@example.com (McChord). For JBLM-Main call 253-967-1412.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 ScheduleBACK TO SCHOOL BRIGADE BACKPACK DISTRIBUTIONREGISTRATION: July 20, 2012- August 11, 2012Please view our website http://www.operationhomefront.net/washingtonDISTRIBUTIONS: August 18 9am-1pm 10am- 2pm Kent Armory Armed Forces Reserve Center 24410 Military Road 15005 Northeast 65th Street Kent, WA 98032 Vancouver, WA 98682
1pm-5pm Armed Forces Reserve Center Bldg 4400, 300 E. Eaker Ave Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 August 19 10am-2pm Clover Park Technical College 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499 August 25 1pm-4pm Anchor Storage 13733 Smokey Point Blvd. Marysville, WA 98271 August 26 11am-2pm Jackson Park Community Center 90 Olding Road Bremerton, WA 98312Qualified sponsors (E1-E6) must register through our website for the distribution they wish to attend. Backpacks filledwith school supplies will be available military children grades K-12. Please bring your military identification card to theevent. For any questions please contact our Back to School Brigade Coordinator Maria Cabanit firstname.lastname@example.org WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF OUR DISTRIBUTIONS!! GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE 45. BOSS PAINTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA Sat, July 28 Whether you shoot others with paintballs or get covered yourself, you don’t want to miss the Paintball Extravaganza with Better Opportunities for Single Service members. Head out to the JBLM paintball field Saturday, July 28, 12:15–4 p.m. Come with or without a team. For details and more ways to get involved with BOSS, call 253-967-5636. 46. KAYAK HOPE ISLAND Saturday, July 28, Take a nice paddle to Hope Island and walk around the beaches and explore tide pools Saturday, July 28. You’ll have the opportunity to see bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. Difficulty: beginner; paddle distance: approximately six miles; time: 4.5 hours. Minimum age: 15 ($40) Pre- registration is required for all trips. Schedule, fees and trip details, to include meeting times, are subject to change without notice. Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. For more information, call 253-967-6263 or visit JBLMmwr.com. 47. APE CAVE ADVENTURES Sun, July 29. Travel to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the continental United States. Go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble under and climb over volcanic formations. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 42 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: easy; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12 Cost: $40 48. ORCA WATCHING Saturday, July 28, Breathe fresh island air, take in the scenery and experience the magnificence of killer whales, bald eagles, seals, birds and more in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Sail deep into the territory of the resident killer whale pods. Learn from skilled local naturalists, who will make the trip fun, exciting and very informational. Cost: adult, $120; ages 3–12: $80; ages 0–2: $40. Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs. Pre-registration is required for all
trips. Schedule, fees and trip details, to include meeting times, are subject to change without notice. Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. For more information, call 253-967-6263 or visit JBLMmwr.com.49. SHOP SEATTLE OUTLET MALL and casino Sunday, July 29. Serious bargain hunters will love shopping at the Seattle Premium Outlet Mall in Marysville. Stores include Burberry and Chico’s. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk will bring you to Tulalip Resort Casino. Cost: $35.50. DISCOVER MOUNT ST. HELENS Sunday, August 5. Experience the volcano responsible for the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Explore the beauty and natural history of Mount St. Helens as you visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory, walk interpretive trails and stare straight into the huge crater left by the 1980 blast. Cost:$35 adult; ages 6–15; $25; ages 0–5: $1051. HIKE COMET FALLS Sunday, Aug. 5. Explore Van Trump Park and view one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mount Rainier National Park. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 5 miles; elevation gain: 1,700 feet; time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Cost: $35.52. MOUNTAIN BIKE SKOOKUM FLATS Even without much elevation gain, there are plenty of rocks and roots to build your skills on this Saturday, Aug. 4 trip. Difficulty: very difficult; distance: 10 miles; time: 4-5 hours. Minimum age: 16. Cost: $4053. SUMMER POOL SCHEDULES JBLM currently has three pools — Soldiers Field House and Keeler at Lewis Main and an outdoor pool at McChord — open for recreational and lap swimming, water aerobics, unit PT and swim lessons. Pool schedule also at www.JBLMmwr.com
54. EXPLORE VICTORIA, B.C. Hop on the ferry and spend the day exploring Victoria, B.C., by foot Sunday, Aug. 12. Browse antique and artisan chocolate shops or visit the Royal B.C. Museum. Fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket. Passport required. Cost: adult $100; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–5: $55.55. 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 253-967-7056.56. ADULTS LEARN GOLF FOR $99 Want to learn how to golf without intimidation? Learn the easy way with “Link Up 2 Golf” for ID cardholders at Whispering Firs Golf Course at McChord Field. The adult group lessons cost only $99 per person for evening instruction July 30-Aug. 2 or Aug. 6-9 at Whispering Firs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lessons are taught by a student-centered Life Master LPGA professional. Call the pro shop at 982-4927 for registration details.57. INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAIN BIKING Join us on an instructional ride Saturday, Aug. 11. You’ll learn the basics while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5-6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Cost: $2558. VISIT NORTHWEST TREK Home to more than 200 North American animals, a lake, trails and beautiful natural exhibits, you’ll love visiting Northwest Trek. Take a tram tour, enjoy hands-on experiences or have lunch at the Fir Bough Café. Explore this 723-acre park Sunday, Aug. 12. Cost: adult $35; ages 5–12: $30; ages 0–4: $15.59. SUMMER LAKESIDE FUN AT THE BEACH AT SHORELINE PARK Take a swim in American Lake at Shoreline Park on JBLM North! Open for the summer daily from noon–7:30 p.m., the new-and-improved beach offers a larger shallow section (2 feet deep) and a larger 4-foot deep school-age area and is staffed with lifeguards for safety.60. BEST MILITARY BODYBUILDING SHOW ON WEST COAST The JBLM Bodybuilding Championship is Saturday, Aug. 11 at Nelson Rec Center at Lewis Main. Join guest posers Joe DeRousie and Gerri Deach-Davis and JBLM fitness buffs and bodybuilders at the showcase event at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door. Visit JBLMmwr.com for an entry form, payment information and complete rules. For details, call 253-967-586961. 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, 967-2405.62. NEED VOLUNTEER IDEAS? Check out www.Project-U.org for volunteer opportunities in the surrounding communities.63. 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 967-8282.64. QUILTS FOR KIDS at Grandstaff Library Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, Grandstaff Library Learn how to make a quilt in 6 hours and about volunteering for "Quilts for Kids".65. MILITARY SPOUSES ACTIVITIES, Lakewood Family YMCA. Refuel emotionally, physically, and spiritually while getting connected to other military Spouses through fun activities and self-reflection. Every first and third Tuesday of the month. 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by- contacting Kelli McMorris: McMork@uw.edu or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499.
66. 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. 67. 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 68. 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 email@example.com
Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register through WebTrac(visit JBLMmwr.com) or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick-up locations are the NAC andMcChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. We’ll visit FRG meetings or unit functions. KIDS 35. PARENT-CHILD FUN DAYS OF SUMMER PROGRAMS for school age children grades K-5 (from either on-base or off-base schools) and their parents. Each is a half-day to learn about health and wellness, participate in fun activities and art projects together. Some topics to be discussed include sleep, relaxation, nutrition and exercise. There is NO CHARGE. Dates are August 7 at Carter Lake Elementary (McChord), August 8 at Beachwood Elementary (Lewis North) and 9 August at Greenwood Elementary (Lewis Main). All programs are from 9 am to noon. Pick any date/location that works best for your Family. Space is limited so register early. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-477-3731. Please provide your name, email, phone number, ages of children and location where you would like to attend. Reminder: This is a joint parent-child activity. Parents are expected to participate during the full 3 hours. No child care will be available. Snacks will be provided. Presented by School Behavioral Health program. 36. “SESAME STREET USO EXPERIENCE” RETURNS TO JBLM July 30 and 31 with an all-new show. Choose from four free performances at the Evergreen Theater on JBLM Lewis Main. Shows are at 3 and 6 p.m. both days; doors open 30 minutes before showtime. The theater is located in Building 3405, 2nd Division Drive. 37. YOUTH RESILIENCY ACADEMY Saturday, July 28, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at ACS Waller Hall. Learn about teen communication, how to be a friend (suicide prevention), dating and abuse, youth transitioning to a new norm, bullying and peer pressure and employment and finances. Call 253-967-9287 for more information or to register. 38. MOVIE IN THE PARK Friday, July 27, 7 p.m., Puyallup. We are watching the Muppet movie at Meridian Habitat Park (14422 Meridian E. Puyallup 98375). This is a FREE event. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and movie snacks. The doors will open at 7:00 with games and activities for the kids, the movie will start at dusk. For more information call (253) 798-4177.
39. All ages are invited to sign up for the JBLM LIBRARIES’ SUMMER READING PROGRAM. Activities are planned for children and their parents, plus preteens, teens and adults throughout the summer. For more information, call the McChord Library at 982-3454 or Grandstaff Library at 967-5889.40. THE WASHINGTON STATE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM provides free meals and snacks to children and teens during the summer months. All children and teens (18 years old and younger) are eligible for the program. No proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required. For questions about summer meals, call the Family Food Hotline 1-888-4-FOOD-WA (1-888-436-6392), 8am–5:30pm, M-F or visit https://resources.parenthelp123.org/service/summer-meals to find a location near you.41. Climb aboard the SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am. Some local participating theaters include Martin Village Stadium 16 in Lacey, Lakewood Stadium 15, and Longston Place Stadium 14 in Puyallup. For a listing of movies, visit http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx42. KITE FESTIVAL Join Pierce County Parks and Recreation this Saturday, July 28, at Chambers Creek Regional Park’s Central Meadow Field for the 1st annual Kite Festival from 11-4pm. The entire family will be captivated by the amazing kite demonstrations, food and kite vendors, a bounce house and more! The first 200 kids on site will have the opportunity to make their own kites; complements of the Pierce County KiteFliers Association. For more information call 253-798-4141.43. CLUB BEYOND F3 every Friday, all Summer – Come hang out with your friends or meet new ones on Fridays from 3-8pmish (July @ Evergreen Chapel and August @ McChord Chapel Support Center). Open to all JBLM 6th- 12th graders. Questions? Call one of the CB Staff: Jon 253-432-3011, Tim 253-226-0538, or Bryan 913-909-6902. Schedule below: The Basic Schedule: o 3-5pm Hang Time (Munchkin, Ultimate, Grass Games, etc) o 5-530pm Word of the Day (aka Bible Study) o 530pm DINNER! (CB provides main dishes, & drinks!) o 6-8pmish See Schedule below! July: Evergreen Chapel on Lewis Main o July 27th- *Bowl-O-Rama (Carpool to Lanes) August: Chapel Support Center @McChord o August 3rd- *Splash-O-Rama (Walk to Pool) o August 10th- Movies that Matter (McChord Theater) o August 17th- Zombie Night- bring your NERF gun! o August 24th- Movies that Matter (McChord Theater) o August 31st- Amazing Race/Bigger & Better44. JBLM AQUATICS: Good news for summer jobs! JBLM Aquatics is looking for Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors and Lead Lifeguards for the summer. Starting pay is $9.75 per hour. For more info, call 253-967- 5390. The jobs will be posted to www.usajobs.gov .45. Get a head-start on school readiness for your 3-5 yr old! Morning & afternoon sessions of PART-DAY PRESCHOOL are now available at the McChord CYSS Gateway Center. Call 253-966-CYSS for info46. **SCREAMFREE PARENTING “Five Truths Every Parent Needs to Know” Wednesday, August 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m.at the McChord Club, 700 Barnes Blvd. McChord Field. Please pre-register by calling 253-967-5901. Onsite free childcare is available but you MUST pre-register! Free materials to first 125 who register.
47. FIRST SWING GOLF CAMPS are open to youth ages 5–15 for $25 per camp. Learn to drive, chip and putt at Eagles Pride Golf Course Aug. 21–23. Sign up now; registration ends the day before camps begin. For more information on these camps — such as important dates for parent meetings and the season dates, visit JBLMmwr.com/cys and download the Summer–Fall Youth Sports Calendar. Registration is online via WebTrac or at the Parent Central Services location near you (Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or Bldg. 560 at McChord Field). For details, call 253-966-CYSS.48. 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 253-798-4141.49. FUN CLASSES — Sign up now for these new offerings! More classes for youth of all ages: Parent-and-Me Art for ages 3–5 are offered at the McChord CYSS Gateway Center for $40/month. Saturday roller skating classes at the AFC Arena at Lewis Main are offered for ages 4-18. They’re just $15 per month.50. *PLAYMORNING Thursdays, 10am – 10am, McChord (map) Join us at the Escape Zone, Bldg. 841, JBLM- McChord Field, at 10 a.m. for Playmorning. Bring your children ages 0 to 6 yrs. to play, and meet other JBLM Lewis-McChord moms and dads. For more information call 253-967-7409.51. 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 email@example.com, 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.
52. SKIES Classes Sign-up Sign up for SKIES classes through WebTrak at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/w ebtrac/jblmcyms.html SKIESUnlimited offers classes for ages 6 weeks through 18 years. Monthly classes include art, dance, theater and sports. Enroll via WebTrac by the fourth Friday of the month.53. 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.54. 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 253-967-4694.55. 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.56. BABY PLAY GROUP is restarting at the Escape Zone McChord! This drop- in group for babies newborn up to age 1 offers bonding activities, age appropriate toys and opportunity for parents to learn about infant development. Thursdays from 1-2:30 pm. If more information is needed, call Janet Roller at 360-628-1229, or just come on by and have fun! Do not need CYSS enrollment, because parent is always with child.57. 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.58. 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.59. 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!60. FREE PARENT CLASSES AT RAINDROPS & RAINBOWS Bring your children to learn and play — you’ll love story time, crafts and more. Stop by Bldg. 8197 American Lake Avenue on Lewis North and check out the classes below (call 253-966-4802 for details; no CYSS registration required except for infant massage)61. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
62. 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/dod 63. 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.email@example.com 64. 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 13–15CYS Services registration is FREE! Simply bring DoD ID, sports physical, shot record and info for three local emergencycontacts to a Parent Central Services location (Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or Bldg. 100 at McChord Field). For details, call253-966-CYSS. Exceptional Family Member Program news (EFMP) 65. HUB is a new family support group for individuals with high functioning Autism. For more details please contact Susan Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sybille White at email@example.com or you can call 253-565-2266. 66. DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS TOOLKIT Military Homefront Special Needs Parent Toolkit and checklists 67. 2012 EFMP CAMP “Pirates of American Lake” JBLM: August 17-19. Registration Deadline: July 31st. Registration packets can be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or picked up at ACS EFMP. Families interested in Cabin Overnight Stay will be placed in a drawing to be held August 1st. A waiting list will also be created at this time to ensure full occupancy of the cabins. EFMP DAY CAMP JBLM will be held August 18th for all EFMP Families and will be a day filled with FREE Pirate themed activities, including a BBQ, fishing, crafts, pontoon rides, etc. 68. EFMP COFFEE GROUP The EFMP Coffee Group will meet August 14, 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. 69. JBLM EFMP SUPPORT GROUP, August 14, 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. 70. SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE FAIR July 26th, 9:30am-3pm at the Madigan Medical Mall, Ground Floor. ACS EFMP and CAFAC present JBLM and other local agencies that provide services for special needs Families. More info, call 253-967-9705.
71. SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE August 18 Sensory friendly movies are shown every 3rd Saturday of the month at the McChord Theater. For more information, call 253-982-2695.72. If you would like to join our EFMP e-mail distribution list, please e-mail email@example.com. 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.org74. SPECIAL FAMILIES OF PIERCE COUNTY, SFPC has regular monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of the month, August 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .75. Please contact JBLM EFMP at email@example.com if any of the EFMP contacts above do not respond within 2 business days TRAINING AND CLASSES35. YOUTH RESILIENCY ACADEMY Saturday, July 28, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at ACS Waller Hall. Learn about teen communication, how to be a friend (suicide prevention), dating and abuse, youth transitioning to a new norm, bullying and peer pressure and employment and finances. Call 253-967-9287 for more information or to register.36. FRG TREASURER TRAINING, August 7, 10-11 a.m. at the Family Resource Center (FRC). Please call 253-967-9496 to register for this mandatory training for FRG Treasurers and alternate treasurers.37. 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! 253-968-4387.38. ***SCREAMFREE PARENTING “Five Truths Every Parent Needs to Know” Wednesday, August 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m.at the McChord Club, 700 Barnes Blvd. McChord Field. Please pre-register by calling 253-967-5901. Onsite free childcare is available but you MUST pre-register! Free materials to first 125 who register. National program returns for free seminar to military Families!39. ***SCREAM FREE MARRIAGE Wednesday, August 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the McChord Club, 700 Barnes Blvd. JBLM-McChord Field FREE books for the first 100 Families that register. Onsite childcare is available but you must pre-register by calling 253-967-5901.40. 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.41. ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS Each Tuesday, 11:30-1 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Classroom, Waller Hall.42. STRESSED OUT? Check out this webinar at any time, and assess your stress level and receive information!! http://afterdeployment.org/topics-life-stress#workshops
43. 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 August 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel. 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. 44. FOOD HANDLER COURSE First Tuesday of Month, August 7 1900-2000 Third Tuesday of Month, August 21 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. July 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. July 31, 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. Perhapsyou would like to make improvements in your relationship without the commitment to counseling; this may help. Forinformation contact Patsy Randahl, LMFT 253-968-4518 or Kathy Howell, LMFT 253- 968-4550 45. MCCHORD TRX FITNESSTRAINING Tired of your fitness routine? Get fit two new ways for free at the McChord Fitness Center Annex, Building 726. TRX Suspension Training meets Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m. Koncept Fit 101 meets for eight weeks at 6 p.m. starting March 5. For more information, call 982- 5032.*JBLM MAIN TRX FITNESS TRAINING NOW AT SHERIDAN FITNESS CENTER, Stryker Avenue, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. 46. FAMILY WELCOME BRIEF/What to do the first week of arrival- Every Tuesday 1100 – 1130Join us in Bldg. 2026D Waller Hall conference room, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and learn more about Fort Lewis. Attendanceis highly recommended for newly arrived spouses. For more information call 253-967-3628. 47. ACS FINANCIAL COUNSELORS are now available at Waller Hall the first Saturday of every month (Aug 4). Call for appointment 253-967-7166 48. JBLM NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION (MANDATORY FOR SOLDIERS) July 31, McChord Collocated Club 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Information, vendor information tables, complimentary lunch, and a bus tour of both bases. Mandatory within 30 days of arrival for E7 and below, O3 and below, and CW2 and below. Civilian attire for Service members. Spouses attendance encouraged. Child care on site (you do NOT have to register with CYSS first, to use this childcare). 49. INFANT MASSAGE is now taught at two locations on JBLM for your convenience! Learn the art of infant massage in this 3 session class from instructors trained to teach the Loving Touch curriculum. Take this fun class while pregnant or with your infant, solo or as a couple, to learn techniques to soothe a colicky baby, improve sleep, appetite and digestion, bonding and attachment, and increase brain development. Classes are taught monthly at Raindrops and Rainbows on North Fort, the first three Tuesdays of August from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Nancy McDermott-Halverson at 253-318-2293 to pre-register. Infant massage classes are also being offered monthly at McChord at the Escape Zone from 10:30 a.m. to noon the first three Wednesdays of each month. Call Rosie Anderson at 360-280-1416 to pre-register 50. 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. 51. FAMILY ADVOCACY (FAP) (253) 967-5940Family 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 341Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce *2nd Friday, 8:00 am-12:30pm, @ Family Resource Center 52. NEW PARENT SUPPORT (253) 967-7409Active Parenting of Teens* Tues, 11:30 am-1:00 pm @ FAP ClassroomPlay Morning *Fri, 10:00 am-11:30am* Raindrops & Rainbows & Thurs, 10:00 am-11:30 am @ Escape ZoneBaby Play Group *Thurs, 1:00 pm-2:30pm @ McChord Escape Zone24/7 Dad* Tues & Thurs, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm @ Bldg 3201 Soldier Training CampusCommon Sense Parenting*Tues, 10:00 am-12 pm @ call 967-7409 for locationInfant Massage* 1st-3rd Wed, 10:30 am-12:00 pm@ Escape Zone - McChordStress Free Parenting*Wed, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, call 967-7409 for location
JBLM FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICESLocation: Waller Hall, Room 400, 2140 Liggett AvenueHours of Operation: 0700 – 1630, Monday - Friday OPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal HolidaysServices Available: 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 CounselorProgram POC: Mary T Cron, AFC, CHC 253/967-9917, firstname.lastname@example.org Lewis Main Financial Readiness Classes July and August, 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) Date Time Class Description This all day class satisfies the financial topics for the 1st Term Soldiers Financial Mandatory Financial Training. Attendees learn how to deal with the basics of Awareness for financial issues seen in everyday life. The classes cover: Understanding Your 08/14 0830 - 1630 Entry Level LES, Principles of Personal Finance, Financial Institutions and Checking 08/28 Servicemembers Accounts, Planning & Budgeting, Saving & Investing, Using Credit Wisely and (Spouses Buying Insurance. If JBLM is your first duty station, these classes are a must for welcome) you. Please Note: This class will be held in Bldg 2400 (Cascade Training Annex) Come and refresh your money management skills in this hands-on learning Checking session. Learn how to keep and maintain a checking account register and then 08/21 1330 - 1600 Account balance your transactions with the bank statement to make sure all entries are Maintenance accounted for correctly. Financial Life Financial issues in the different stages of life are discussed. Learn how to plan 08/23 0930 - 1130 Cycle Planning for your future and what may be important to you as you age. Investing 101: The first part of a two part series, Investing versus Saving will give you insight 07/26 1300 - 1400 Investing versus into making a better financial decision to either invest or save based upon the Saving nature of the goals you wish to achieve. Investing 102: The second part of the two part series, the Basics of Mutual Funds will take 07/26 1415 - 1545 The Basics of you through what mutual funds are, how to search for them, what to look for, Mutual Funds and questions to ask before getting into investing. Contributing to TSP but don’t know what it is or how to manage it? Come to Thrift Savings 07/31 1300 - 1500 this class and learn more about the importance of your contributions or why Plan Basics you should sign up for it. Money and This course covers the impact of divorce on personal finances as well as 08/01 1300 - 1530 Divorce your credit. Understanding Gain a better understanding of where you are financially, where you want to 08/07 0900 - 1000 Money and be, and how to better manage your money. Credit
Credit Reports/08/07 1015 - 1200 This class covers the steps necessary to understand and repair your credit. Credit Repair Budgeting and Learn the how to budget to control personal finances, and planning financial08/07 1300 - 1500 Planning goals for the future. Money and08/16 1300 - 1530 This course covers the importance of finances in a marriage. Marriage Car Buying This session covers the steps to buying a car. Learn how to shop for not08/29 1330 - 1600 Process only the car but also the loan and the insurance; one size does not fit all. McChord Field Financial Readiness Classes July and August, 2012 Classes at McChord Field, please call 253/982-2695 to registerDate Time Class Description This lesson provides simple tools for evaluating your present financial08/07 0900 - 1030 Budgeting Basics situation, setting up a budget to control personal finances, and planning financial goals for the future. Planning for Before making a large purchase, learn how this will affect your personal08/03 1330 - 1500 Large Purchases budget and see if you can really afford it. Required briefing for single first term airmen moving off base; Discuss pay 1000 - 113007/27 entitlement, legal and consumer obligation associated with tenancy and 1330 - 1500 Ready to Rent08/13 personal financial obligations. Also discussed are pertinent laws associated 1000 - 113008/31 with renting a residence or apartment. 1330 - 1500 This lesson explains how to choose the financial services and financial08/14 0900 - 1030 Banking Basics institutions that best meet your needs. Understanding08/10 1330 - 1500 Understanding the different types of insurances. Insurance Money and Credit Gain a better understanding of where you are financially, where you want to08/21 0900 - 1030 Management be, and how to better manage your money. The class concentrates on the Thrift Savings Plan, but also introduces 401k Thrift Savings08/17 1330 - 1500 plans, 403b plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Traditional and Plan (Military) Roth accounts are compared and contrasted.07/24 Saving & 0900 - 1030 Learn the basics of investing.08/28 Investing Basics Consumer This course covers consumer rights and obligations, highlighting scams07/31 0900 - 1030 Awareness perpetrated to defraud consumers. WEEKLY FINANCIAL TIPS MOBILE SECURITY – Smartphones aren’t just smart, they are small personal computers. These devices are small and mobile, which opens a new set of threats to your identity. If you listen to the news, read the paper or even view the headlines online, you can’t get away from the recent increase in identity theft. There were over 8.1 million victims of identity theft in the U.S. in 2010. With people stealing credit and debit card numbers, it’s no wonder we need to take steps to protect our identity. It can take up to 5,840 hours (the equivalent of working a full-time job for two years) to correct the damage from identity theft. The average victim spends 330 hours repairing the damage. Here are a few steps to help you to prevent identity theft on your Smartphone:
1. Protect your Smartphone. Every Smartphone can be password protected or locked through a pattern or code. This prevents others from accessing your phone’s information or downloading apps to track you.2. Install security software. Mobile malware is a rising threat to privacy and security. Mobile malware may present itself through fake mobile applications, web-browsing, and SMS/text messages. There are numerous companies which offer anti-virus, malware and security software designed especially for Smartphones. Make sure to download security software updates. Here is a link to the top five best free android security apps: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/software/3299983/the-five-best-free-android-apps-for-smartphone- security/3. Be careful when you install apps on your phone. Apps can do almost anything these days. However, it is important to install apps from a trusted source. Before downloading any app, consider reviewing the information the phone app is asking permission to access. The information varies depending on the app’s requirements. Take the time to read the small print.4. Install all updates for your phone. Just as you do for your computer, install all updates for your phone and the apps on your phone.5. Understand your location (GPS) abilities. Many applications request permission to access location. Consider turning off the GPS on your phone to protect your location privacy, unless it is necessary to perform a desired function. If you GPS is enabled, your personal information may be exposed through a process called “geotagging.” Keep in mind that you have the ability to enable and disable the location service on your phone. To learn how to turn this feature off visit www.icanstalku.com.6. Be aware of what you are doing on your phone. The same precautions you would take while on your home computer apply to your Smartphone. Double check URLs for accuracy, don’t open suspicious links, and make sure a site is secure before giving any billing or personal information.7. Limit your activities while using public Wi-Fi. Try not to purchase things or access email while using a public Wi-Fi zone. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are targeted by hackers since they can give the hacker direct access to your mobile device. Using your 3G or 4G network provider connection is much more secure than using a public Wi-Fi connection.8. Do not “jail-break” or use a “jail-broken” phone. A “jail-broken” phone is a phone that has gone through a process which opens it operating system to applications which would otherwise not be compatible with the operating system. Once a phone is “jail-broken” it is vulnerable to anything the user downloads.9. Make sure your phone has a feature that helps you locate it if it is lost or stolen.10. Enroll in a backup/wiping program. You can enroll in a program that will back up the information on your Smartphone to your home computer. Many of these services are also able to “wipe” your phone if it’s lost or stolen so that no data remains on the device itself. Compiled by Ryki Carlson – email@example.com References: www.protectmyid.com and www.idtheftcenter.org WEEKLY FINANCIAL TIPS CREATED BY RYKI CARLSON at ACS FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM . Email your financial questions, or request an appointment to discuss finances Richarda.Carlson@us.army.mil
OTHER SAVINGS TIPS (Farmers’ Markets) PIERCE COUNTY:6th Ave Farmers Market Broadway Farmers Market - TacomaN. Pine St between 6th Ave and N 7th St Downtown Tacoma on Broadway between 9th and 11th St.Tuesday, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, May 01 - Sep 25 Thursday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, May 03 - Oct 25Debit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Debit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNPJanie Morris 253-272-7077 Cayenne Chonette 253-272-7077www.tacomafarmersmarket.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comGig Harbor Farmers Market at Skansie Park Gig Harbor Farmers Market at UptownSkansie Brothers Park on the Water, 3207 4701 Pt Fosdick DrHarborview Drive Saturday, 8:30am - 2:00pm, Apr 07 - Sep 29Wednesday, Sunday, 1200pm - 5:00pm, Jun 06 - WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNPSep 26 Dale Schultz 253 851 7397WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP www.gigharborfarmersmarket.comSunday Market runs through September, 12:00 firstname.lastname@example.orgNoon to 5:00 p.m.Dale Schultz 253 851 email@example.comLakewood Farmers Market Proctor Farmers Market6000 Main St. SW North 27th StreetTuesday, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Jul 10 - Aug 28 Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Mar 31 - Dec 22Debit/Credit/ EBT Debit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNPPossible extension into September. We also host a once-monthly winter market through theBrandon Huntley 253-983-7887 months of January, February, and March. This firstname.lastname@example.org occurs on the second Saturday of the month. Lorraina Liss 253-961-3666 www.proctorfarmersmarket.com email@example.comPuyallup Farmers Market South Tacoma Farmers MarketPioneer Park, 300 S. Meridian MetroParks STAR Center - 3873 S. 66th AveSaturday, Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00pm, ends Oct 13 Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm, May 20 - Sep 30Debit/Credit/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Debit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNPSunday Market runs through Labor Day weekend New Location MetroParks STAR Center for 201210 - 2. Sam Kielty 253-272-7077Jen Rinehart 253-840-2631 www.tacomafarmersmarket.comwww.puyallupmainstreet.com firstname.lastname@example.org@puyallupmainstreet.com
THURSTON COUNTY:Olympia Farmers Market Tenino Farmers Market700 Capital Way North 301 Old Hwy. 99 SEThursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Jun 02 - Sep 29Apr 05 - Dec 24 WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNPDebit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Dawna Kelley Donohue (360) 264-2002The market is open Thursday through Sunday from April www.teninofarmersmarket.orgthrough October and then Saturdays and Sundays only email@example.comNovember and December. We also open up for our LastMinute Shoppers Delight on 12/22,23, and 24th every yearfrom 10:00-3:00.Charlie Haney firstname.lastname@example.orgTumwater Town Center Farmers Market West Olympia Farmers MarketSW corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Rd. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison AvenueWednesday, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Jun 06 - Oct 31 Northwest, Olympia, WADebit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Tuesday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, May 15 - Oct 16Connie Allison 360-464-5879www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org Kayla Mahnke email@example.com www.wolyfarmersmarket.org firstname.lastname@example.orgYelm Farmers Market2nd Street between McKenzie Ave SE and Mosman AveSESunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm, May 27 - Oct 28This is a trial year on days and times. We will adjust theseaccording to supply and demand next year.Geana Henkes email@example.com U Pick Farms and More http://www.pickyourown.org/WA.htm MADIGAN/HEALTH NEWS 53. SUICIDE PREVENTION: Do you know the warning signs, and where to turn for help? TriWest can lend a hand: http://bit.ly/TriWestBH . - Soldiers and Family members must understand that suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem. Please understand that help is available for Soldiers as well for Family members to aid in those situations.The 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Battalion Leadership and agencies on post are available to help all cases of suicidalideations. One case is too many and we are committed to help our Soldiers and Family and stand shoulder to shoulderwith them to help during hard times as necessary. While situations arise that are a burden, remember you do not needto endure those problems alone. There are many resources available. Please pass the contact information below toevery 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 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 professional
MILITARY 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. Catherine Jorjorian, the 17th Fires Brigade MFLC, has an office inside the brigade’s new building on NorthFort, Room 235. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and SchoolServices and can be reached at (253) 677-3883.SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK , Press “1” for Veterans, www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org5-5 ADA BN CHAPLAIN: CH (CPT) Jameson Williams: (253) 306-496317TH FIRES BRIGADE CHAPLAIN- CH (MAJ) Simpson: (253) 548-4252JBLM Duty Chaplain: (253) 306-2783BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC: (253) 968-2700MAMC 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. The Combat Call Center can be reached at 877.WAR.VETS (877.927.8387). SCHOOL PHYSICAL DATESDoes 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. The Department of Pediatrics willbe offering several dedicated physical exam dates this summer on Aug. 9, Aug, 28, Sept. 13 and Sept. 25.Physical exams appointments are offered for TRICARE PRIME patients enrolled to the Department of Pediatrics forprimary care between ages 4-18 years. Forms for physicals, special diet or medications at school or day care willcompleted and returned the same day. Parents should ensure that the parent section for all paperwork are completedprior 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 andensure 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! 54. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: On the 3rd Thursday of each month (July 19), 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.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. THE CHILD & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER offers free, easily accessible behavioral health counseling services to spouses and children of active duty service members. We help keep families strong by promoting emotional, behavioral, and relationship health through individual, marital, and family counseling services. Help is a phone call away. We want to hear from you! Call 253-968-4843.Expanded Walk-In Hours: M-F 8:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours of Operation: M-F 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.No referrals needed Free service for dependents of Active Duty Service Members with TriCare Prime -Counselingavailable for Individuals, Couples & Families Located at: Old Madigan Bldg. 9923A E. Johnson Ave. Tacoma, WA. 98431 COMMISSARY The Commissary...Helping You Eat Better! 58. CASE LOT SALE McChord Field Commissary parking lot, August 16-19. 59. 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. 60. We want to introduce you to the Coupon Information Corporations website: www.couponinformationcenter.com where you can ensure coupons you may want to download are not fraudulent. We hope you find this information and website helpful. 61. http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/breaking_news_07/index.cfm Food alerts and recalls THE EXCHANGEAAFES 117th BIRTHDAY DEAL- Gas will be 17 cents off a gallon Wed July25 through Fri July 27th when you use yourmilitary STAR card at the Exchange pumps! JB LEWIS-MCCHORD CAREY THEATER MOVIE SCHEDULE PH (253) 967-4329 *recording, PH (253) 967-5976 Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord ExchangeTHU July 26– Babies Night Out 1900 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)FRI July 27– 1900 That’s My Boy (R)SAT July28– 1400 Rock of Ages (PG13); 1900 That’s My Boy (R)SUN July 29– 1400 Rock of Ages (PG13); 1900 That’s My Boy (R)MON July 30- WED Aug 01 No ShowingTHU Aug 02– Family Night Out 1900 Rock of Ages (PG13)FRI Aug 03– 1900 Ted (R)SAT Aug 04– 1400 Brave (PG); 1900 Ted (R)SUN Aug 05- 1400 Brave (PG); 1900 Ted (R) 62. FREE MOVIES- The Theater at McChord Field has reopened for FREE WEEKEND MOVIES. 253-982-5836 28 JULY 4PM SAFE R 28 JULY 7PM RAVEN R 29 JULY 4PM BEDTIME STORIES PG 63. 911 DRIVING SCHOOL Classes held at Lewis Main Exchange. www.911DrivingSchool.com 253-512-0911. Course is exclusively instructed by Police Officers.
64. COMING SOON TO NORTH FORT - ARBY’S AND POPEYES RESTUARANTS! 65. ENTER TO WIN A SMART CAR AT YOUR LOCAL EXCHANGE until July 30. Look for entry slips and details inside main store. CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION 66. JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER REOPENING IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER. The renovation project was scheduled to finish early this year. Once a problem with the flooring is solved, there will be a better idea of an opening date. The $2 million renovation will include new exercise machines, new flooring, a new indoor running track and a new child care facility. 67. EXTENDED TRAFFIC INTERUPTION: Intersection of Rainier Drive and A Street on Logistic Center/JBLM near the Logistic Center Gate will be under construction from 30 July 2012 thru 1 October 2012. Inbound and outbound traffic WILL be severely impacted. ALL inbound vehicles will be diverted onto Belmont Avenue for access to Logistic Center facilities and JBLM. Outbound traffic thru the Logistics gate WILL be restricted to passenger type vehicles and box trucks. Detour routes and road closures will be clearly marked. For information contact 253- 584-5937. 68. 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 SAFETY 69. 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. 70. 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 71. PHOTOCOPYING OF MILITARY ID PROHIBITED Although commercial establishments are not prohibited from asking for military/government identification, many government personnel and commercial establishments are unaware of the prohibition on duplication of government identification. Unfortunately, there are no safeguards in place to ensure a government identification card won’t be counterfeited or “cloned” based on a photocopy by a commercial establishment. Criminal elements and terrorist organizations place U.S. Government identification as a high value logistical element when planning acts against the U.S. military. It is recommended that military/DoD personnel provide a state drivers license or other form of photo identification to be photocopied if an establishment insists on a photocopy of the traveler’s identification. *NOTE: This does not apply to medical establishments (i.e. doctor’s office, hospitals, etc…) who are allowed take a copy for the purpose of filing insurance claims; and other government agencies in the performance of official government business.
INTERESTING LINKSDisclaimer for External Links: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the UnitedStates Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Forother than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the UnitedStates Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at theselocations. 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, Free Tax Preparation Software (H&R Block) for federal and all states.http://www.jblmmwr.com/other_pages/libraries/deployment_time.html JBLM Library resources for DeploymentTime Resources for Kids and Parents. (New Link!)Http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/stay-connected Joining Forces initiative Facebook/Tweeter linkswww.AfterDeployment.org Great resources to help with stress. New Smart phone apps that help record your stresslevels, teach Combat Breathing techniques, suggestions, and resources.NORTHWEST GUARDIAN newspaper: www.nwguardian.comARMY ONE SOURCE www.MyArmyOneSource.com information for Spouses and Soldiers, FRG eLearning, MandatoryFirst Term Soldier Financial eLearning Classes.ICE Comment/Suggestion/Complaints: http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=service_provider_list&site_id=957&dep=*DoDPLAN MY MOVE online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into manageable steps forboth experienced and first time movers. Plan My Move features include customizable calendar, handy to do lists, andchecklists. Very helpful site!31st ADA Brigade FACEBOOK 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade17th Fires Brigade FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/17thFiresBrigade?ref=pbNATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY-Add your telephone numbers to the registry to stop telemarketing calls.https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspxwww.adpaas.army.mil ARMY DISASTER PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM. Soldiers mustcheck-in at this website if involved in a natural disaster, such as flooding, tornado, earthquake, etc. JBLM OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGES AAFES BX and PX http://www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX Army Family Action Plan http://www.facebook.com/jblmafap CAF-BHO http://www.facebook.com/armybehavioralhealth FOCUS Project http://www.facebook.com/focusresiliencytraining I Corps http://www.facebook.com/1stcorps JBLM ACS http://www.facebook.com/JBLMACS
JBLM Aerobics Program and Fitness http://www.facebook.com/pages/JBLM-Aerobics-Program-Training and-Fitness-Training/210140972391367JBLM Airman & Family Readiness http://www.facebook.com/JBLMAFRCCenterJBLM 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 http://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 http://www.facebook.com/HeroesSportsLoungeLoungeMadigan Healthcare System http://www.facebook.com/madiganhealthMilitary OneSource http://www.facebook.com/military.1sourceMilitary Spouse Magazine http://www.facebook.com/militaryspousemagazineNational Military Family Association http://www.facebook.com/militaryfamily http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-fort-lewis-ranger-Ranger newspaper newspaper/157092306880 http://www.facebook.com/pages/school-behavioral-health-School Behavioral Health (SBH) 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 http://www.facebook.com/sosftlewisServicesLooking for a phone number?Lewis Information (253) 967-1110 Madigan Information (253) 968-1110McChord Information (253) 982-1110SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK