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News and events for JBLM and surrounding communities for military Families in the Dragonslayer Battalion by Roxanne Goins, FRSA

News and events for JBLM and surrounding communities for military Families in the Dragonslayer Battalion by Roxanne Goins, FRSA

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  • 1. Dragonslayer Battalion Weekly Update Aug 3 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 Sports day, August 1, 2-4 p.m. FRG Bake Sale during Ruck March, August 9. FRG Meeting is August 14th, 6 PM, at the COF. Family Day August 30th. BRAVO BATTERY Family Day, August 1st. ALPHA BATTERY 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 FRG Meeting, August 29, 6 PM, at the COF. DELTA BATTERY Tentative Family/ORG Day August 30th.3. SEAFAIR WEEKEND Aug. 3 & 4. Includes Fleetweek Ship tours,2012 Albert Cup (Hydroplanes) on Lake Washington, Boeing Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and other acrobatic competition flying teams. Much Much More!! See website for parking, event maps, and schedules: http://www.seafair.com4. HIRING HEROES CAREER FAIR, August 8, McChord Field Club, 700 Barnes Blvd, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For information: Call Sylvia Parker at 571-372-2124 or email Sylvia.Parker@cpms.osd.mil5. SOLDIER SHOW You’ll be feeling the beat and tapping your feet at the U.S. Army Soldier Show Aug. 10 at the Evergreen Theater at 5 p.m. No tickets needed to get in. The free live performance is a professionally choreographed, family-style variety show featuring performances that span from Broadway musicals to country, gospel, R&B and Top 40 songs. This year’s show celebrates our Soldiers and why they serve. Video LED technology creates virtual settings throughout the show. The Evergreen Theater is in Building 3405, on 2nd Division Drive, Lewis Main. For recorded information, call MWR special events line at 477-4299. http://www.armymwr.com/recleisure/entertainment/soldiershow/
  • 2. 6. 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.7. 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- 967-4768.8. 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.9. Tuesdays, August 14 or 28, 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. 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!11. 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 253-967-5901.12. FREE KIDS HAIRCUTS AT JCPENNEY , Month of August, call 855-JCP-KIDS or stop by your local JCPenney salon to schedule your free appointment anytime in August, while they last.13. STRUTTIN’ YOUR STUFF Cheer on your favorite acts at the 2012 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts talent competition, “Struttin’ Your Stuff,” Aug. 16, 7 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center, 3168 2nd Division Drive. For more details, call 967- 2539.
  • 3. 14. 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.mil15. 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).16. 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 820-6772.17. 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.18. $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 982-4927.19. 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, 9849920. 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..PvpdV4CMOm81w21. 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
  • 4. 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.22. 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.23. 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).24. 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.org25. 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=177472826. 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/Mia93A27. 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.aspx28. 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.29. 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).30. 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)
  • 5. 31. 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.32. 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.33. CALENDAR The following BATTALION holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSA) are planned: August 3, August 1034. 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- 798-6595.35. JOIN THE LEWIS COMMUNITY SPOUSES CLUB SUPER SIGN UP, August 22, 6-8 p.m. at the Cottage, 42011 West Way (triangle of West Way, Pendleton, and Lewis Drive, near Post Office, Lewis Main). 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 AUGUST 2012 NEWSLETTER http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=EMAG2:COVER:0::::MONTH,YEAR:August,2012 The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for programs and policies that support community quality of life for service members and their families worldwide.38. 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
  • 6. 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 list39. 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.com2) Fill out the attached issue submission form or AFAP Pet Rock Form and fax to 253-967-9648, email to jblmafap@gmail.com 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.html4) Contact the AFAP Office at 253-967-3689.44. COLLEGE AND APPRENTICESHIP FAIR, September 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Stone Education Center, JBLM Main. Visit and find out if apprenticeship is right for you, determine career goals, visit with college reps, find out about financial aid options, Spouse education benefits, and more.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).
  • 7. 46. 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. NEW TO JBLM? Waller Hall (the “Welcome Center”), ACS Front Desk, Building Army Community Service 2140, on the corner of Liggett Ave. and 12th St. Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Appt./Info: 253-967-7166 Newcomers Orientation Schedule BACK TO SCHOOL BRIGADE BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION REGISTRATION: July 20, 2012- August 11, 2012 Please view our website http://www.operationhomefront.net/washington DISTRIBUTIONS: 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 (this location is currently on a waiting list) 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499
  • 8. 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 98312 Qualified sponsors (E1-E6) must register through our website for the distribution they wish to attend. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be available military children grades K-12. Please bring your military identification card to the event. For any questions please contact our Back to School Brigade Coordinator Maria Cabanit at maria.cabanit@operationhomefront.net WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF OUR DISTRIBUTIONS!! GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE36. BOSS PATIO PARTY Grab your beachwear and come out to the Warrior Zone (Bldg. 11592, 17th and D St. at Lewis North) for a single Service member patio party Aug. 18 starting at 3 p.m. Find food, fun and friends with a deejay at 3 p.m. and Unified Culture band from 6-9 p.m. Call 967-5636 for more details.37. 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: $1038. 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: $35.39. 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: $4040. 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: $2547. LINK UP 2 GOLF Aug 6 – 9, 5:50-7:70 p.m. Learn how to play golf. Eight hours of group golf instruction, including on- course playing lesson and complimentary rental clubs. Class limited to 12 golfers. Minimum of 4. Cost: $99. Taught by Master Life LPGA Professional Chris Burkhart. Whispering Firs Golf Course, JBLM-McChord Field. Call 253-982-2124 for additional details.48. SEA KAYAK CUTTS ISLAND Saturday, Aug 11. Begin in Horsehead Bay and paddle north in Carr Inlet to Cutts Island. The water in this area is known to be a little warmer than other places in the Sound, so take a dip while enjoying lunch and exploring the island. Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 6 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 12 ($40) Pre-registration is required for all trips. Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrect rac.htm l 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.
  • 9. 49. 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: $15.50. 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.com51. OCEAN SALMON FISHING Sunday, Aug 5, Go after the Pacific Northwest’s premier game fish on a chartered trip on the Pacific Ocean. Dress in layers and bring rain gear, lunch, snacks and water. ($145) Pre-registration is required for all trips. 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.52. 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: $55.53. Don’t forget to come by Sprinker Recreation Center this Saturday, August 4, for the biggest community garage sale in Spanaway, JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK, 9am – 4pm. For more information call 253-798-4141.54. 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.
  • 10. 55. ALL YOU CAN EAT FAMILY NIGHT OUT Thursday, Aug 9. All-You-Can-Eat Family Night Out at The Bistro Thursdays in August, 5 - 9 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, focaccia bread, beverage. Ages 13 yrs. & up: $10; ages 3 - 12: $5; Ages 0 - 2 yrs.: free. Call 253-964-2813 for more information.56. AFTER-WORK BIKE REPAIR 101 Wednesday, Aug 15. In this class designed for beginners, you’ll go over the simple things you should know for basic bike repair. The clinic covers the following: • Parts of the bike and what they do • Tools and accessories you should have on the trail • A pre-trip and post-trip checklist for bike maintenance • How to change a flat tire • What to do if your chain breaks • Lube and maintenance • Front and rear brake adjustments. You can bring a bike you own or learn on one of ours. ($15) Pre-registration is required for all trips. 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.57. HOT SUMMER NIGHTS CAR SHOW Saturday, Aug 25. Hot Summer Nights: Car and Motorcycle Show at McChord Club parking lot, JBLM-McChord Field, 4 - 8 p.m. Register your Street Rod, Classic Stock, Muscle Car, Truck or Motorcycle to compete for best of show and peoples choice award, to name a few. We will have live entertainment, food and beverages available for purchase. For registration forms and more information, call the McChord Community Center at 253-982-0718.58. 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 253-967-7056.59. 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 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.60. 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.61. 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 253-967-586962. COACH a YOUTH TEAM TO VICTORY The Youth Sports Office is in desperate need of volunteer coaches for soccer!!!. 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, 967-2405.63. NEED VOLUNTEER IDEAS? Check out www.Project-U.org for volunteer opportunities in the surrounding communities.64. 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 967-8282.65. 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".
  • 11. 66. 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, 98499.67. 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- 967-6652.68. 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 253-967-363369. 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
  • 12. 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 and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. We’ll visit FRG meetings or unit functions. KIDS35. 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 mamc.schoolbh@amedd.army.mil 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. SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY Aug 27 – 29, ACS Annex, Bldg. 2166 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 call 253-967-3544.
  • 13. 37. YOUTH RESILIENCY ACADEMY Saturday, Aug 25, 2012, 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 & finances. Call 253-967-9287 for more information or to register.38. MOVIE DAY @ MCCHORD LIBRARY Wednesday, Aug 8. , Join us at the McChord Library for a free day of movies starting at 10:30 a.m. Snacks are provided. For details call 253-982-3454.39. SKATE COMPETITION (BOARD, BLADE, SCOOTER, BMX) Saturday, Aug 11. Skate competition is for ages 6 - 18 yrs. Free. Call 253-966-CYSS for information or to register.40. BASKETBALL CAMP Aug 13 – 17, 2012, Basketball Camp for ages 5 - 18 yrs. Cost: $35. Registration runs from May 2 through August 12 For more information call 253-966-CYSS.41. BRITISH SOCCER CAMP @ JBLM-Lewis Main Aug 13 – 17 British Soccer Camp at JBLM-Lewis Main for ages 3 - 16 yrs., August 13 - 17. Call 253-966-CYSS for more information or visit www.challengersports.com .42. SEATTLE SOUNDERS CAMP Aug 20 – 24 for ages 3 - 16 yrs. For more information call 253-966-CYSS or visit www.soundersfc.com/youth .43. 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 967-5889.44. 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.45. 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.aspx46. TRANSITIONING FAMILIES INVITED TO ‘MOVING ON UP’ OPEN HOUSES CYSS-registered and newly arriving Families at JBLM are invited to attend “Moving On Up” Open Houses from 3-6 p.m. to help their children transition to Child Development Centers, School Age, Middle School or Teen programs. Representatives from various JBLM youth programs will be on hand to answer questions. North Fort School Age Center’s open house is Aug. 8; Cascade School Age Center’s open house is Aug. 9, and McChord School Age Center’s open house is Aug. 10. For more information, call Parent Central at 253-966-2977.47. 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! August: Chapel Support Center @McChordo August 3rd- *Splash-O-Rama (Walk to Pool)
  • 14. 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 & Better48. 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 info49. **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.50. NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) PARENTING CLASSES The New Parent Support Program on JBLM offers a variety of free parenting classes to all military families. Free child care is provided for each of the sessions by signing up for the class at 253.967.5901.  Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Learn to: 1) Set reasonable expectations based on your child’s age, development, and abilities and 2) Proactively teach your children the behaviors you want them to do. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Older infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Class Length: 7 Wednesdays (2 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location.  The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative, learn: 1) the value of a father’s involvement in his child’s life, 2) look at your role as a father, 3) how to connect with each child, and 4) how to develop goals for the future with your child. This class is great when you have. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for all ages of children. Class Length: 7 days over 4 weeks (2 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location  Dr. Dad: Developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative. You will learn to care for your child when they are well, sick or injured and how to keep them safe. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for newborn and toddler age children. Class Length: 2 days; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/time/location.  1-2-3 Magic: You will learn a ‘time out’ type of discipline and how to use variations of it in many different situations. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for 2-12 year olds. Class Length: Two sessions; the first is 3 hours and the second is 2 hours; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/times/location  Infant Massage: You will learn how to massage your infant. Bring your baby and learn how to calm, relax and get to know your baby well. You will also learn how to help with digestions and colic. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for pregnant moms/dads and infants up to 6 months. Class Length: Three sessions held once a week (1.5 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/times/location.  Stress Free Parenting: Based on the book, The Mindfulness Solution, by Dan Siegel, we explore how mindfulness can help us as parents to think before we respond and deal with our own emotions before interacting with our children. Emotion Coaching will be introduced to assist in helping our children learn to deal with their challenging emotions. Age of Child(ren) in Home: Appropriate for all ages of children. Class Length: Six sessions held once a week (1.5 hrs per session); call 253.967.5901 for next start date/ times/ location.  Becoming Parents Program Workshops: This workshop assists couples in improving on their communication skills, caring for their couple relationship and remembering to incorporate self-care into their lives as parents, particularly when adding a baby to the family. At the end of each session, there is also a section on Infant Care and Development for those who are pregnant or with infants in the home and for those who are interested in the information. Age of Child(ren) in Home: For pregnant families and children of all ages. Class Length: Six to ten sessions (2.5 hrs each) held once a week; call 253.967.5901 for next start date/ times/ location  Play Morning: Professionally facilitated play at Raindrops and Rainbows. Information provided on normal growth and development, milestones and safety. Age of Children: All ages. Class Length: Every Friday at Raindrops and Rainbows from 1000 to 1130; no registration required.  Baby Play Group: Professionally facilitated play at The Escape Zone. Information provided on normal growth and development, milestones and play. Ages of children: Birth to 1 year. Class Length: Every Thursday at the Escape Zone from 1300 to 1430; no registration required.
  • 15. 51. 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.52. 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 253-798-4141.53. 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.54. 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.55. SKIES Classes Sign-up Sign up for SKIES classes through WebTrak at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/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.
  • 16. 56. 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.57. 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 253-967-4694.58. 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.59. 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.60. 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.61. 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!62. 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)63. 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.64. 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/dod65. 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.mil
  • 17. 66. 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. Exceptional Family Member Program news (EFMP)67. 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 253-565-2266.68. DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS TOOLKIT Military Homefront Special Needs Parent Toolkit and checklists69. 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.70. 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.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 jblmimcomdfmrwefmp@conus.army.mil73. 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 specialfamiliespc@gmail.com .75. Army Community Service (ACS) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) will host a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 13 from 10:30-11:30 am in the ACS Classroom in Waller Hall (Bldg 2140, Liggett Ave, Lewis-Main). The Town Hall Meeting will provide Exceptional Families an opportunity to raise global issues impacting Exceptional Family Members (EFM) on JBLM and Army-wide. The purpose of this forum is to bring to light issues faced by a number of EFMs; we have staff at ACS EFMP in Waller Hall to assist Families with personal concerns Monday-Friday from 7:30 am–4:30 pm. The goal is to compile the issues and determine the appropriate course of action for addressing these issues. JBLM ACS EFMP has worked hard to forge relationships with agencies on and off post to partner in improving the
  • 18. quality of life of EFMs and their families. It is your experiences and voices that will pave the road towards change! We will have a call-in number available to those Family members who would like to participate but are unable to meet in ACS Classroom (details of the call will be available later this month and will be sent through our email distribution list and posted on Facebook). If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at (253) 967-9704, jblmimcomdfmwrefmp@conus.army.mil, or stay tuned to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/efmpjblm.76. Please contact JBLM EFMP at jblmimcomdfmrwefmp@conus.army.mil if any of the EFMP contacts above do not respond within 2 business days TRAINING AND CLASSES35. 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.36. 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! 253-968-4387.37. ***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!38. ***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 253-967-5901.39. AFTB LEVEL I (Army Family Team Building) Aug 14 – 15. AFTB Level I classes are held in Bldg. 2166, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For additional information call 253-967-AFTB (2382). LEVEL I CLASSES 1.01 Expectations and Impact of the Mission on Family Life 1.02 Military Acronyms and Terms 1.03 The Chain of Command 1.04 Introduction to Military Customs and Courtesies 1.05 Basic Military Benefits and Entitlements 1.06 Introduction to Military and Civilian Community Resources 1.07 Introduction to Family Readiness Groups 1.08 Supporting Your Child’s Education 1.09 Introduction to Family Financial Readiness 1.10 Basic Problem Solving40. 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
  • 19. 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. August 2012 WORKSHOP TOPICS Workshop Topics:  What makes a marriage work and what shuts it down? A detailed look at communication. Are you misinterpreted, stuck and misunderstood? Do you need a referee? “Here we go again...” (sound familiar?) How to identify “dead end” or destructive patterns. How to have meaningful connections with your spouse. August 7, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • 20.  Anatomy of the stress response. What is going on in my brain and how does it affect my relationship? Has deployment stress affected your relationship? Have you forgotten how to be a couple? Do you live in emotional extremes . . . shut down or chronically angry? Understanding the effects of chronic stress on. . . your brain, body, emotions and thoughts. August 14, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  Emotional competency. The best tool for anger management /conflict resolution and emotional closeness. Do you avoid or deny the way you feel? Do you tell everybody you are “fine” when you are not? Do you over or under react? Do you push each other’s buttons? Understand your emotions. Be able to watch and label them. Increase positive emotional experience. Develop coping skills so your emotions are in your control and not controlling you. August 21, 2012 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  What does my family have to do with us? A look at family history and gender roles. Does your past effect your present? How our childhood families affect beliefs, values, expectations and the partners we pick. Understanding the role of attachment in childhood and adulthood. Building your family genogram to map your relationship patterns. August 28, 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- 968-455045. 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 – 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 253-967-3628.47. ACS FINANCIAL COUNSELORS are now available at Waller Hall the first Saturday of every month (Aug 4). Call for appointment 253-967-716648. JBLM NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION (MANDATORY FOR SOLDIERS) August 14 or 28, 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-register50. 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) 967-5940 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
  • 21. 52. 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 POC: Mary T Cron, AFC, CHC 253-967-9917, mary.t.cron@us.army.mil Lewis Main Financial Readiness Classes, 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. Money and This course covers the impact of divorce on personal finances as well as 08/01 1300 - 1530 Divorce your credit.
  • 22. Understanding Gain a better understanding of where you are financially, where you want to08/07 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 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 - 113008/13 entitlement, legal and consumer obligation associated with tenancy and 1330 - 1500 Ready to Rent08/31 personal financial obligations. Also discussed are pertinent laws associated 1000 - 1130 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. Saving &08/28 0900 - 1030 Learn the basics of investing. Investing Basics
  • 23. WEEKLY FINANCIAL TIPS BACK-TO-SCHOOL – With classes just around the corner, it’s important to be proactive in getting your children ready for school. The following tips can help you avoid overspending. 1. Begin with a list. Knowing what supplies and school clothes that are needed eliminates the chance of purchasing something you already own. Not all school supplies or clothes have to be new. Stick to the school district’s list of required supplies and avoid the fancy stuff. Start looking for bargains.. Review the advertisements from the Sunday paper for the upcoming deals. If you don’t read the Sunday paper, check out www.spoofee.com for weekly fliers. Know which stores will match prices to further reduce your spending.2. Visit the dollar store. You may be surprised by the selection of paper products and other school supplies you can find there.3. Set ground rules and dollar limits for clothes shopping. Before you begin inventory your child’s clothes. Purchasing only the items needed, will help you stay in budget. Choose clothes that will give your children room to grow. Solid, neutral colors and basic styles are ideal because they allow your child to mix and match. Remember to use coupon or promotion codes to reduce your overall costs. These can be found atwww.retailmeNot.com, www.couponcodes4u.com, www.couponsherpa.com, www.promotionalcodes.com, www.keycode.com, and www.gotodaily.com.4. Check out local garage sales, thrift stores and consignment shops. These places require a bit of time, but the bargains are astonishing. Thrift stores and yard sales can save you hundreds of dollars by getting deals on designer name-brands for just a few dollars. To find a list of garage sales near you visit www.yardsaletreasuremap.com.5. Purchase the right backpack. If you know your child is likely to overstuff their backpack, opt for a smaller one. Kids shouldn’t carry more than 20 percent of their own weight on their backs. Any pack should have wide, padded straps.6. Don’t overspend on technology. Home can almost be impossible to do these days without a computer and access to the internet. If you are looking at a PC consider a refurbished computer or check out deals at www.tigerdirect.com, www.ecost.com, or www.crutchfield.com. Before purchasing any large ticket item, take time to read the reviews at www.cnet.com. Also, remember to utilize promotion codes when shopping online to save you up to an additional 20 percent.7. Track down the right calculator. Consider calling the school and ask if they have a student loan program for calculators. Most schools have these to loan out, but only in limited supplies.8. Teach important money lessons during the process. Back-to-school season lends itself to having truthful discussions with your children about money, budgeting and needs versus wants. Depending on their ages and maturity levels, you could negotiate back-to-school budgets with your kids and allow them to manage these budgets entirely. 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
  • 24. 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 www.tacomafarmersmarket.comassistant@tacomafarmersmarket.com assistant@tacomafarmersmarket.comGig Harbor Farmers Market at Skansie Park Gig Harbor Farmers Market at UptownSkansie Brothers Park on the Water, 3207 Harborview 4701 Pt Fosdick DrDrive Saturday, 8:30am - 2:00pm, Apr 07 - Sep 29Wednesday, Sunday, 1200pm - 5:00pm, Jun 06 - Sep 26 WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNPWIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Dale Schultz 253 851 7397Sunday Market runs through September, 12:00 Noon to www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com5:00 p.m. pigs4112@aol.comDale Schultz 253 851 7397www.gigharborfarmersmarket.compigs4112@aol.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 marketparks@cityoflakewood.us occurs on the second Saturday of the month. Lorraina Liss 253-961-3666 www.proctorfarmersmarket.com proctorfm@yahoo.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 10 - 2. New Location MetroParks STAR Center for 2012Jen Rinehart 253-840-2631 Sam Kielty 253-272-7077www.puyallupmainstreet.com www.tacomafarmersmarket.comfarmersmarket@puyallupmainstreet.com assistant@tacomafarmersmarket.com THURSTON COUNTY: Olympia Farmers Market Tenino Farmers Market 700 Capital Way North 301 Old Hwy. 99 SE Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Jun 02 - Sep 29 Apr 05 - Dec 24 WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Debit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Dawna Kelley Donohue (360) 264-2002 The market is open Thursday through Sunday from April www.teninofarmersmarket.org through October and then Saturdays and Sundays only market@teninofarmersmarket.org November and December. Charlie Haney 360-352-9096 www.olympiafarmersmarket.com
  • 25. Tumwater Town Center Farmers Market West Olympia Farmers Market SW corner of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Rd. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Avenue Wednesday, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Jun 06 - Oct 31 Northwest, Olympia, WA Debit/Credit/ EBT/ WIC FMNP/ Senior FMNP Tuesday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, May 15 - Oct 16 Connie Allison 360-464-5879 www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org Kayla Mahnke 360-358-2264 manager@tumwaterfarmersmarket.org www.wolyfarmersmarket.org wolyfarmersmarket@gmail.com Yelm Farmers Market 2nd Street between McKenzie Ave SE and Mosman Ave SE Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm, May 27 - Oct 28 This is a trial year on days and times. We will adjust these according to supply and demand next year. Geana Henkes 360-894-4259 www.yelmcoop.com yelmfarmersmarket@gmail.com U Pick Farms and More http://www.pickyourown.org/WA.htm MADIGAN/HEALTH NEWS53. 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 MAMC EMERGENCY RM: (253)968-1390 PIERCE COUNTY CRISIS LINE (24 Hrs): (800)576-7764
  • 26. 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. The Department of Pediatrics will be 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 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!53. Poison centers are reporting a recent uptick in calls about EXPOSURES OF CHILDREN TO LAUNDRY DETERGENTS PACKAGED IN SMALL, SINGLE-DOSE PACKETS (PODS). Some young children and toddlers who swallow these small packets have become very ill and have required hospitalization. Other children have gotten the product in their eyes, resulting in significant eye irritation. Some children have been exposed when the product burst after putting it into their mouths. The following are examples of exposures to children who have become ill from concentrated laundry detergent packets: Ten minutes after a 20-month-old swallowed a laundry detergent packet, the child developed profuse vomiting, wheezing and gasping and then became unresponsive to even painful stimuli. A 15-month-old who bit into a pack and swallowed a mouthful had profuse vomiting and, after arrival at a hospital, had to be put on a ventilator for airway protection. A 17-month-old bit into a packet and then rapidly developed drowsiness, vomited, breathed the product into the lungs, and had to be put on a ventilator. The rapid onset of significant symptoms is pretty scary. Other laundry detergents cause only mild stomach upset or even no symptoms at all. Although we aren’t certain what in the product is making the children sick, we urge all parents and caregivers to make sure laundry detergent pod packs are not accessible to young kids. Always keep detergents locked up and out of the reach of children. IF YOU THINK A CHILD HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO A LAUNDRY DETERGENT PACKET, CALL YOUR LOCAL POISON CENTER AT 1-800-222-1222 IMMEDIATELY.54. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: On the 3rd Thursday of each month (August 16), 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.
  • 27. 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 -Counseling available 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. http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/breaking_news_07/index.cfm Food alerts and recalls THE EXCHANGE JB LEWIS-MCCHORD CAREY THEATER MOVIE SCHEDULE PH (253) 967-4329 *recording, PH (253) 967-5976 Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord Exchange THU 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) WED Aug 01- No Showing THU 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) MON Aug 06- No Showing TUE Aug 07- No Showing WED Aug 08– No Showing THU Aug 09– Babies Night Out 1900 Brave (PG) FRI Aug 10– 1900 The Amazing Spiderman (PG13) SAT Aug 11– 1400 Amazing Spiderman (PG13) 1900 Magic Mike (R) SUN Aug 12– 1400 The Amazing Spiderman (PG13) 1900 Magic Mike (R) MON Aug 13- No Showing
  • 28. TUE Aug 14- No Showing WED Aug 15- No Showing THU Aug 16– Family Night Out 1900 The Amazing Spiderman (PG13) FRI Aug 17– 1900 Savages (R) SAT Aug 18– 1400 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG13) 1900 Savages (R) SUN Aug 19- 1400 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (PG13) 1900 Savages (R)61. FREE MOVIES- The Theater at McChord Field has reopened for FREE WEEKEND MOVIES. 253-982-583662. 911 DRIVING SCHOOL Classes held at Lewis Main Exchange. www.911DrivingSchool.com 253-512-0911. Course is exclusively instructed by Police Officers. CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION63. JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER REOPENING IS DELAYED UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER/EARLY OCTOBER. 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.64. 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 SAFETY65. 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.66. 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.
  • 29. 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.Looking for a phone number?Lewis Information (253) 967-1110 Madigan Information (253) 968-1110McChord Information (253) 982-1110SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK