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Dragonslayer weekly update 28 jun 13


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Events and classes for JBLM and surrounding communities, by Roxanne Goins, FRSA

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Dragonslayer weekly update 28 jun 13

  1. 1. DDrraaggoonnssllaayyeerr BBaattttaalliioonn WWeeeekkllyy UUppddaattee,, JJuunnee 2288tthh 5TH BATTALION 5TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT’S FACEBOOK PAGE LINK 1. UPCOMING FRG MEETINGS HHB – July 23, 6 p.m. at the COF, Potluck dinner Alpha- No meeting in July due to block leave Bravo- June 26, 6 p.m. at the Battalion HQ Classroom, Potluck July 24, 6 p.m. at the COF, Potluck Charlie Battery- No meeting in June due to block leave. June 28 bake sale July 4 fundraiser at Freedom Fest. Aug. 29 Family picnic. Save the date. Location TBD Delta-No meeting in July due to block leave August 7 2. SAVE THE DATE: SGT MAGGART MEMORIAL RUN August 10, 8:45 a.m., Powderworks Park in DuPont. The three mile course will be led by Blake Maggart, 6 yrs old, for the three years since his father was killed in action in Iraq. Order a Wear Blue shirt at to be personalized with SGT Brandon Maggart’s information, or please Wear Blue, and Run to Remember SGT Brandon Maggart with 5-5 ADA BN, and his wife and son, on August 10th 3. Operation Homefront is hosting a BACK TO SCHOOL BRIGADE in the JBLM area this August. They will be distributing 700 backpacks, as well as school supplies. This is an excellent resource for Families, from ranks E1-E6. The registration will be open online on July 3rd for Families to sign up. Registration required. 4. DOD SAFE HELPLINE- Department of Defense Safe Helpline, is a secure, anonymous and confidential crisis support service that connects members of the military community to live sexual assault professionals for one-on-one support. Access DoD Safe Helpline 24/7, from anywhere in the world, by calling 877-995-5247 or visiting the Safe Helpline website at To find help near you, text your zip code, installation or base name to:
  2. 2. 55-247 (in the U.S.) or 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.) RAINN will not share your name or any other personally identifying information with DoD or your chain of command. 5. THE SEATTLE SOUNDERS INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FESTIVAL, June 30, (choice of two different session times, please see link for details) allows Families and friends to share their passion for the Sounders while providing fans unique and memorable experiences that delivers meaningful connections between the diverse group of attendees, players, and coaches. Participants will spend time with players, take tours of the locker room, and experience international cultural booths in the West Plaza, including soccer instructional activities, Family interactive competitions, face painting and tons of inflatables. Family-Festival.aspx Military Family Promotion Code: SSFCUSA 6. Want to get a chance at winning an OVERNIGHT STAY FOR FOUR AT THE GREAT WOLF LODGE? Participate in FEET FIRST INTO WATER SAFETY with JBLM Aquatics! Go to any JBLM pool to pick up a "passport", and get a safety tip from a lifeguard (you'll be quizzed, so listen up!). Fill out your passport by going to all four pools, and then turn it in to the Aquatics office at Soldiers Field House (complete instructions are on your passports). Here's a link to all our pools so you know where to go (Shoreline Park is also included): 7. JBLM CYSS, MWR, NW Adventure, BOSS events calendar. NEW! 8. MWR DIGITAL RENTAL BOOKSTORE Skyo is about you: the student or parent searching for a way to reduce the cost of education. We’re working hard to help you rent textbooks at a price that’s low and to keep our customer service high. If you need flexibility in your rental terms, we’re your guys. Want a digital book? We’ve got those too. 9. JBLM VIRTUAL RESILIENCY CAMPUS “JBLM READY AND RESILIENT” http://www.lewis- JBLM is committed to helping you build skills and find resources that can help you deal with that stress. If you're entering the service, we have services to help you meet new people and become a part of our community. When you leave the service, we have the resources you need to prepare to transition back to civilian life. Our "virtual resiliency campus" provides links to classes, facilities, resources, and programs that can help you become a stronger, healthier, happier and more productive person - in one easy-to-find, easy-to-navigate location. We invite you to explore what JBLM has to offer, and find the support you need become a more ready & resilient Soldier, Airman, Family Member, or Civilian Employee. 10. JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK Imagine treasure hunting at scores of garage sales without driving all day. Junk in Your Trunk community sales are at Sprinker Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. This is a great opportunity to clear out your closets, basements and storage units and sell items from the trunk or tailgate of
  3. 3. your vehicle. Spots for sellers are limited to the number of parking spaces available. Seller registration fee is $20 per car/truck/van or $30 per RV/Camper. 2013 Community Sales Dates:  Saturday, July 13. Register by June 28 if you wish to sell.  Saturday, August 17. Register by August 2 if you wish to sell. To reserve your spot register online or call (253) 798-4141. 11. GI BILL POLICY UPDATE TO TRANSFERABILITY RULES Soldiers who opt to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will now be required to serve an extra four years in the Army, regardless of the amount of time they've already been in the service. The policy change starts Aug. 1. The new rule will affect mainly retirement- eligible senior officers and enlisted soldiers. The current policy allows retirement-eligible members to transfer their GI benefits to a family member with anywhere from zero to three extra years' service depending on the length of time the applicant has been in the military. Non-retirement- eligible soldiers who wish to transfer their GI Bill benefits to a family member were already required to have six years of active duty and then re-up for another four years. The new policy makes the additional four-years a requirement for anyone wanting to transfer their benefits. 12. 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: or call 253-798-6595. 13. JBLM MWR FOCUS MAGAZINE, JUNE EDITION: Also available in print editions. Pick up your free copy at any MWR location, or the entrance of the Exchange. 14. JBLM ACAP MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENT 1400-1700, the 3rd Thursday of every month (July 18) at the Great American Casino, 10117 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA. Opportunity to connect with employers and build a network of professional contacts. 15. WALLER HALL WILL CLOSE FRIDAYS, FROM JULY 12 – SEPTEMBER 27, DUE TO MANDATORY CIVILIAN WORKFORCE FURLOUGHS. ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF LOANS WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE RED CROSS AFTER HOURS AND ON FRIDAYS, 1-877-272-7337.
  4. 4. 16. FREE MILITARY HANDBOOKS Are you aware of Military Handbooks? 2013 versions are available and free to download! Titles include: Military Children’s' Scholarship Handbook, Base Installation Directory, Benefits for Veterans & Dependents, Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree, U.S. Military Handbook, U.S. Military Retired Handbook, After the Military Handbook, Guard and Reserve Military Handbook and Veterans Healthcare Benefits Handbook 17. PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE for CYSS meets July 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Habanera Mexican Grill inside Whispering Firs Golf Course clubhouse, McChord Field. Please consider joining us! Call 253-967-6485 for information. 18. USO “THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES” 1940’S ERA DANCE. Friday, July 19th , 7-10 p.m., at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Seattle. Enjoy a WWII theme, food, fun, prizes. The USO Northwest is going back to our roots! During World War II USOs all over the globe would hold free dances for service members, allowing them to mingle with the community who were there to show how much they supported the military.  1940s themed dance will be free to the military and public.  Two no-host cash bars.  A live band will be performing all evening.  1940s-era costumes are encouraged!  For our military guests, we ask you wear your uniform.  There will be food trucks outside the MOHAI with food to purchase.  Free cake and punch will be inside.  Swing lessons will be offered from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There will be raffles for people to take part in.  Reservations are required. RSVP here: 19. THUNDERBOLT THEATRE will feature the Shrek movies series, starting July 20. These events will help promote back to school preparation for Soldiers and their Families. Event will include briefers for all children’s’ age groups, as well as activities for BOSS Soldiers. Soldiers and Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the courtyard and peruse the resource tables at their leisure. Feature film will begin at 6:30 p.m. at one of the COFs. Featured resources will help with your back to school and school preparation questions.  July 20 Shrek hosted by 5-3 FA  July 27 Shrek 2 hosted by 1-377 FA  August 3 Shrek 3 hosted by 1-94 FA  August 10 Shrek 4 hosted by 308th BSB
  5. 5. 20. The American Red Cross FREE FIRST AID APP. Very good tool for everyday first aid knowledge and also for first aid in case of an emergency. You can download the app from either the iTunes Store or Google Play, search: Red Cross. This and other Red Cross emergency preparedness apps are available. 21. MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLCs) are licensed professionals who provide situational, problem- solving consultations anonymously and confidentially. No written records are kept, and it is free to military and Family members. THE 17TH FIRES BRIGADE MFLC has an office inside the Soldier Centered Medical Home. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services and can be reached at (253) 677-3883. 22. Every month the FISHER HOUSE ( has a wish list that includes the Top 3 and other currently needed items for the house. If you are interested in donating any of these items please contact the Fisher house to set up a drop off time. Thank you for your support! Current “Top 3″ Needs: 1. Postage Stamps 2. Bottled Water 3. Color Safe Bleach WISH LIST Big Item Wish List Items we are always in Need of:  Fresh Fruit  Fresh Vegetables  All-purpose cleaner  Bottled Water  Dishwasher detergent  Dryer sheets  Febreeze  Garbage bags (all sizes)  Juice Boxes  Laundry detergent (HE only)  Paper Napkins  Paper towels  Shower curtain liners (white or clear)  Snacks (individual packages)  Swiffer (dry and wet)  Toilet paper  Ziplock bags (all sizes) 23. FREE SAT AND ACT TEST STUDY MATERIALS: The SAT and ACT DVD includes more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions, and practice tests. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace. Eligible recipients of free materials valued at up to $200 include Service Members from all branches of the Military who are active duty, retired, Veterans, Guard, Reserve, DoD employees and civilians performing military support. Also eligible are relatives and dependents of anyone who otherwise qualifies from the prior list. The eKnowledge Sponsorship covers the complete purchase price for the SAT or ACT program. There is a nominal charge of $17.55 for materials and shipping. To order online: or telephone 941-256-4076 2013 SAT and ACT TEST DATES SAT January 26 March 9 May 4 June 1 ACT February 9 April 13 June 8 September 21
  6. 6. 24. THE WARRIOR CHECK-UP is a unique opportunity for Soldiers with questions or concerns about their alcohol or substance use to take stock of their situation and think through their options with a counselor who is outside the military system. Command has no access to names or information of participants. A study funded by the Department of Defense, callers may also complete a series of questionnaires and earn up to $175. This service is no- pressure, nonjudgmental and entirely telephone-based. Call 888 685-3889 to find out more! 25. The RELOCATION & IMMIGRATION SERVICES PROGRAM provides the following services for Servicemembers, Civilians & Family Members: Newcomers Orientation; Hearts Apart Services for Waiting Families; Levy Briefing; Re- Entry Workshop; First Time PCS Briefing; PCS to Germany Briefing; PCS to Korea Briefing; Sponsorship Training; International Spouse Orientation; Multicultural Workshop; Immigration Liaison Services and Loan Closet. Beginning 12 July 2013, the Friday Levy Briefing will be discontinued until Friday, 27 September 2013. POC: Wanda Abrams, Relocation Readiness Program Manager, 253-967-3628 26. 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 (June 18) 9 am -12 p.m. Free for members and non-members. Fee-based child care is available upon registration. Register by contacting Kelli McMorris: or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499 27. INTERACTIVE CUSTOMER EVALUATION (ICE): ICE is the Joint Base Commander's premier feedback source for customer service. If you have a question, suggestion, comment or a complaint regarding a person or service delivered on post, please submit details into ICE. If you want answers to your question, please add your contact information. You will receive a follow-up within 3-working days. Every JBLM Service Provider has an ICE Customer Account, 28. LEWIS ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER RELOCATED All Arts & Crafts services are now located at McChord Field. Come and visit the one- stop Arts & Crafts Center at 1121 Barnes Blvd. Turn left at the first stoplight from the main gate and go straight until the next stoplight. McChord Arts & Crafts and Auto Centers are on your right. Hours of operation for Arts & Crafts are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, and closed weekends. For more information, call 253-982-6726. 29. 5-5 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION THROW BLANKETS are in stock, no waiting for an order. $40, for large four-color throw. Contact your Battery leadership for purchase. Check out photo for design. 30. THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) is available at both Fort Lewis and McChord Field. The EAP is a free, confidential information, referral and consultation service available to the following individuals: DOD Civilian Employees, Retired military personnel, and FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, Retirees and DOD Civilians. To schedule an appointment, or for more information call 253-982-5815(McChord) or 253-967-1412 (JBLM Main office). 31. JBLM VETERINARY CENTER, Bldg. 768, Warehouse Road, McChord Field offers services and preventive care for pets of active-duty service members and retirees. 253-982-3951 for appointments and information.
  7. 7. 32. JBLM MAIN THRIFT SHOP (OPERATED BY LEWIS COMMUNITY SPOUSES CLUB) HOURS T, W &TH 9:30 -2:30, and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Located at Bldg 2070 &2071, Pendleton Avenue, JBLM Main. Please ask about volunteering at the Thrift shop there are many Perks! Just to name a few: free babysitting, lower consignment fees, and working with a staff of friendly people in an exciting place. Also visit us on Facebook: Fort Lewis Thrift Shop. Info: 253-964-0445. All profits earned are used for charitable contributions to others organizations on and off base, and the JBLM Scholarship Fund, that benefits Spouses and graduating seniors. 33. DOD MWR LIBRARY RESOURCES DoD MWR provides library resources available at no charge to service members and their Families. Certain libraries may require you to register and create your own account, but the resources are still free. Academic onefile: audiobookcloud: Audiobooks: Auto repair reference center: Career Transitions: Tumble book cloud junio (grade 2-6): There are many more readers available online. This is a Military OneSource product that is really worth taking time to check out. 34. MCCHORD FIELD THRIFT SHOP (OPERATED BY OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB OF MCCHORD) HOURS T, W, & TH, and first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All profits earned are used for charitable contributions to benefit Team McChord, the local community, and the OSC sponsored scholarship for Spouses and graduating seniors. 35. ARMY”s NEW APP” MyMC2”- Smartphone users can download myMC2 by searching for "My Military Communities" in Google Play or iTunes. Once installed, users can select "Joint Base Lewis-McChord" (or one of more than 30 other participating installations) to view a customer service directory and an event calendar for their base, using the app. For more information about the MWR app, visit the Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR website at 36. EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES: 37. PURCHASE A FIRST-EDITION JBLM ART PRINT Get in on a rare opportunity to purchase a first-edition limited-run print of a commissioned painting by fine artist Paul Steucke, Sr. The print entitled “Together We Serve,” honors the people who keep JBLM running smoothly each and every day. Representatives in the painting include an Air Force C- 17 pilot and Honor Guard, military police with dog, 296th Brigade Support Battalion convoy guard, doctor from Madigan, Stryker driver, Special Ops service member, NCO and from the past, an Army “doughboy,” WWII pilot and base namesakes Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Col. William McChord. The artist’s hand-numbered prints will be available at the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field. Two sizes are available — a 22-by-13.5-inch print for $120 and a 15-by-9.25-inch print for $80. Framed options are also available; call 253-982-6718 for more information. Learn more about the artist and his works at 38. The JBLM Auto Centers present CLASSY CHASSIS CAR SHOW at Memorial Stadium July 4 celebration at JBLM Lewis Main
  8. 8. • Check-in 8AM, Show starts 10AM, Voting ends 1PM Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, People’s Choice & Best of Show presented at 4 p.m. • Dash Plaque & Goody Bags for 1st 200 entries • Participant Drawings every half-hour, No federal endorsement implied. Preregistration strongly advised by June 14; call 360-458-0856 or 253-967-3728. $10 per vehicle, $6 per bike. Day-of-event registration is $12/$7 at the Dupont gate only, I-5 exit 119 (may require longer wait time). Categories: Street Rod (any year), Classic Stock (pre-1941), Classic Stock (1941- 1969), Open Class (1970 to present), Muscle Car (any year), Mustang (any year), Corvette (any year), Low Rider (any year), Custom (any year), Truck-Custom, Truck-Stock, Orphan Car & Motorcycle. Special category: Bicycle-Custom (entrants must be age 16 or younger). For more information, call 360-458-0856 or 253-967-3728. On-base access requires driven motor vehicles with a valid state license, proof of insurance and registration. 39. Wear the USO's 2013-edition JULY 4TH T-SHIRT to show our troops your support! This year's design was chosen by our troops, who sent in their votes from USO centers around the world! Donate today to get yours: 40. MCCHORD GARAGE SALES, buy or sell (free space for sellers, arrive early and bring your own table). July 13 and Aug. 10 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Exchange and Firestone. For more information, call the McChord Community Center at 253-982-0718. 41. FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL ON JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD:  The sale, storage, possession, or use of consumer fireworks of any description on Joint Base Lewis-McChord or its property, including housing areas, is prohibited. (FL Reg 420-30 Para 4-6 g(8)).  This includes but not limited to: Sparklers, Spinners, Roman Candles, Novelties, Fountains, Whistlers, Smoke Bombs.  Fireworks may be restricted or banned off-post  Contact your local Police or Sheriff Department for Local Ordinances Restricting or Banning Consumer Fireworks.  Firecrackers, Bottle Rockets, or Sky Rockets: Possession or Use off Tribal Lands is illegal in Washington and on JBLM and can result in a Misdemeanor charge.  Explosive Devices are Illegal in ALL Washington and JBLM  These are not classified as fireworks - Cherry Bombs (Salute Devices), M-80 and larger, dynamite, and any improvised, homemade, or altered explosive devices – Possession or using illegal explosive devices can result in a Felony charge.  Consumer Fireworks is defined as: any small firework device designed to produce visible effects by combustion and including some small devices designed to produce audible effects, such as whistling devices. 42. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF PUGET SOUND Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound nurtures the academic, cultural, and social lives of children facing adversity to positively change the trajectory of their young lives. Our evidence-based outcomes show that our Littles, mentored by caring adult Bigs, have more success than their non- mentored peers. Children are matched with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships, which change their lives for the better, forever. We are proud to announce our partnership with the U.S. Military to serve children of active-duty, the fallen, and deployed military personnel of all branches, including Reservists and National Guard. Military children are matched with retired military, inactive service members, and caring civilians to provide an added durable layer of support. Please give an hour or two a month to work with a youth. The impact you make on both their life and yours will last a lifetime! To enroll a military child, contact, or call (206) 456-9794. To inquire about youth mentorship, contact, or call (206) 402-9162.
  9. 9. 43. THE BISTRO’S JULY SPECIALS The chef at The Bistro at Russell Landing is constantly dreaming up fresh ideas for handcrafted gourmet pizzas, tantalizing pasta dishes and salads (plus sultry summer dinners). Try these 5–9 p.m. specials during July:  Thursdays, get two specialty 12-inch pizzas, Caesar salad for two and a pitcher of soda (with a free refill) for $20.  Fridays, two specialty pasta dishes for $20 includes side salad or soup for two.  Try two specialty burgers Saturdays, with fries and a nonalcoholic beverage for $15. The Bistro at Russell Landing is located at the marina on American Lake at Lewis North. Call 253-964-2813 to order ahead. GET OUT OF THE BARRACKS/HOUSE 43. MOVIE AT THE BEACH Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Movie at the Beach at Shoreline Park Sat., June 29. “Escape From Plant Earth” is showing on the outdoor screen. This is a free event. For more details or weather updates, call 253-967-9210. 44. TOUR DE PIERCE Sunday, June 30. Tour de Pierce is a summer bicycle ride through central Pierce County for fitness and fun, promoting bicycle awareness and safety. The ride begins at the Gold parking lot of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and winds through Puyallup, Sumner and adjacent farm lands. A rest stop will offer light refreshments, entertainment and restrooms for riders. Tour de Pierce riders are required to wear CPSC approved helmets. The course will be clearly marked with 'Dan Henry' symbols on the roadway. Riders will receive a map of the course the day of the ride. The 12-mile route provides a flat, easy ride suitable for families and novice riders. A new 30-mile loop extends the ride past farms, flower fields and more scenic views of Pierce County's waterways and Mt. Rainier. The 50-mile course travels through parts of Puyallup, Sumner, South Prairie and Orting. 45. OUTDOOR RECREATION TRIPS: Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North or through WebTrac at Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. For more info, 253-967-6263. More trips:  Whitewater raft the Wenatchee Saturday, June 29 Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River. We’ll travel to the east side of the mountain for a hot day in the sun and put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids Saturday, June 29. No rafting experience is necessary. Gear, instruction and transportation are included. Minimum age: 14 ($65; add $10 for a barbecue meal. Ask about private trips for groups and units — groups of 24 or more are just $60 per person) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.  Saturday, June 29 Westport bottom fishing Are you ready to get out on the open water and start hauling in fish? Join us on a chartered boat trip out of Westport Saturday, June 29. Rockfish are always plentiful, and lingcod are real fighters! Dress in layers, and bring your rain gear, snacks and lunch. Transportation and fishing gear are provided. ($130)  Sunday, June 30 Snoqualmie inflatable kayak Go on an exciting-but-easy-to-paddle inflatable kayak trip Sunday, June 30. Travel to the North Bend area for a paddle that puts in at Twin Falls and follows the Snoqualmie River. Transportation, inflatable kayak, paddle, instruction and guide included. ($50)
  10. 10.  Sunday, June 30 Ape Cave adventure Travel to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere Sunday, June 30. Go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble and climb over and under volcanic formations. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age 12 ($40) 46. 8th ANNUAL DOWN AND DIRTY MUD RUN, June 29 (Superhero), August 3 (Cartoon) , The Joint Base Lewis-McChord DFMWR-Sports Branch presents the 8th Annual Down & Dirty Mud Run. This is a fun run loaded with lots of muddy obstacles. Be prepared to get downright dirty. Wear your nicest rags and plan on getting wet and plenty dirty. This race is open to the general public and everyone is invited. Kick it up with even more energy and spirit by dressing according to the theme. CONTACT: For more information call (253) 967-4768. REGISTER: Online or bring your check & REGISTRATION to DFMWR-SPORTS OFFICE at SOLDIER’S FIELD HOUSE, Bldg 3236 2nd floor 2nd Division Drive & Handrich, JBLM, Email REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN, THOUGH NO T SHIRT GUARANTEE. DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION IS LIMITED, AND $5 EXTRA. 47. WARRIOR ZONE’S NEW OPEN MIC NIGHT- Like to perform? The Warrior Zone at JBLM-Lewis North features open mic night on the patio Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Sing, perform comedy, read poetry and more. For more information, call 253-477-5756. 48. RENT AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE AND RIDE THE ATV COURSE LOCATED ON JBLM through Outdoor Adventure, JBLM North, NCO Beach Road. 253-967-8282. 49. JOIN TRX CLASSES AT MCVEIGH Get fit a new way with free TRX suspension classes at McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center at 2160 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main. TRX uses your own body weight for a core, stability, strength and flexibility workout. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For details, call 967-5869. 50. GOLF SCRAMBLES ARE BACK Payday Scrambles are back at Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride golf courses. If you’re an ID cardholder, you and your friends can enter five-person scrambles on the following Fridays with a 1 p.m. shotgun start: Aug. 2 at Whispering Firs Sept. 6 at Eagles Pride The cost is $30 per person and includes your greens fee, cart rental and a chance to win prizes. You can enter as a team or be placed on a team if you enter individually. The entry deadline is the Wednesday prior to the date. For more information, call Whispering Firs at 253-982-4927 or Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522. 51. BINGO at THE CASCADE COMMUNITY CENTER Come for a game of Bingo every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Cascade Community Center. Call 253-964-0331 for more information.
  11. 11. 52. MCCHORD ADVENTURE CENTER RENTALS Link to view what is available to rent this summer 53. CHAMBERS BAY CHALLENGE 5k & 1 mile Fun Run, Saturday July 20, 2013, Chambers Bay Regional Park Trails, 8:30 a.m. This fun run is for all ages and abilities and will take you along the Soundview Trail, which boasts some of the most amazing views in the Pacific Northwest. 5K Course trail will take you alongside the Chambers Bay Golf Course and up the infamous 'switchbacks,' which are guaranteed to challenge the best of the best. Once you conquer the hills the course will continue onto the Grandview Trail, which offers sweeping views of the golf course, Puget Sound and the surrounding islands. One Mile Course Don't want to challenge the switchbacks just yet? Sign up for our one mile dash, which will take you out and back on the Grandview Trail for a nice leisurely jog. Check In & Registration Learn more about the check in and registration processes. 54. CHILD CARE WHILE YOU WORK OUT AVAILABLE AT JENSEN FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER. Fee is $4 per hour, per child, with two hour limit. Brand new air conditioned facility. 55. HEROES LOUNGE CHANGES HOURS- Heroes Lounge inside Cascade Community Center is open Wednesdays for free bar bingo with food purchase, Thursdays and Fridays in the afternoon and evening, and Saturdays starting at 8 p.m. (if a UFC fight is airing, doors open early). It is closed Sundays through Tuesdays until football season begins. 56. DEUCES WILD TRIATHLON SERIES Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. SPRINT. (800 m swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run). Individual or Relay team registrations available. for information and registration. (Next in series: Saturday, Aug. 17, OLYMPIC. Shoreline Park, JBLM North, 9 a.m.) 57. SEAFAIR CELEBRATION/ FLEET WEEK- Seafair Torchlight Parade & Fun Run will be held July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seattle Center. Receive 20% military discount on registration using promo code: TLRMILDIS13. The Seafair Torchlight Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the service with the most runners. Seafair Weekend features the Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Race and Boeing Air Show Aug. 3 and 4 at Seattle’s Genesee Park on Lake Washington. While watching the festivities, enjoy food, music, festival activities, beer gardens, zip line and waterslide. For more info, go to 58. FUNDAMENTALS OF TRX (Suspension training) McVeigh Gym, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Great class for beginners. 59. FITNESS CLASSES: Want a fun way to fit in your next workout? Try a free fitness class at a JBLM gym near you! For the latest schedules, visit A few highlights:  A.M. Jump Start Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center (2022 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main)  Pilates Mondays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the McCord Main Fitness Center (729 5th St. at McChord Field)  Crossfit Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Sheridan Sports & Fitness Center (3759 Stryker Ave. at Lewis Main). At Sheridan, you may also get a free fitness assessment to find your body and blood pressure.  TRX Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center (11596 D St. & 41st Division at Lewis North) 60. BINGO EVERY FRIDAY IN GLOBEMASTER GRILL. Cards go on sale at 5 p.m., early-bird game starts at 5:30 p.m., cover-all game is at 6 p.m., jackpot is $800–$1,195. To ask how you can become a club member, call the McChord
  12. 12. Club at 253-982-5581, or visit for an application. The club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field. 61. FUN AT HEROES SPORTS LOUNGE Want entertainment more nights of the week? Come out to Heroes Sports Lounge inside Cascade Community Center at Lewis Main. Tuesdays, play bar bingo for prizes — it’s free to play! Bring your friends for karaoke at 9 p.m. on Fridays and enjoy bar and food specials. For more info, call 253-964- 0331. 62. 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: or 580-704-9501. Located at the Lakewood Family YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499. 63. WEAR BLUE: RUN TO REMEMBER RUNNING CLUB, JBLM Chapter- meets at Powderworks Park in DuPont, WA, at 9 a.m. each Saturday, to serve as a living memorial to fallen Service Members. Names of Fallen Warriors are read out loud before each run. You can run/walk a 5K or 10K course each Saturday, as well as train for marathons in the area, and support Spouses/Families of Fallen Warriors. For more information please visit their website at 64. HEARTS APART SUPPORT GROUP, an ACS sponsored group, is an outreach support group for active duty Families whose sponsor is on unaccompanied tours (Korea), extended temporary duty or field training exercises. Interested? Please contact ACS- Relocation at 253-967-3633. 65. 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. 66. FREE MICROFIT FITNESS ASSESSMENT-Assessments available include body fat, flexibility, strength, aerobic fitness, and blood pressure. Located inside Jensen Fitness Center. Call 253-966-3757 67. BOSS DESIGNATED DRIVER VAN-your key to a safe night out! If you’re on post and need a free ride, no questions asked, call the BOSS Designated Driver Van at 253-208-9169. The DD Van runs every Friday & Saturday night from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. If you’re intoxicated, DO NOT get behind the wheel, just call the BOSS DD Van for a pick-up. KIDS 43. KITE FESTIVAL, June 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chambers Creek Regional Park (Central Meadow), 6320 Grandview Drive W, University Place. Join Pierce County Parks & Recreation and the Pierce County Kitefliers Association for a fun filled day of kites. The entire family will be captivated by amazing kite demonstrations, family kite flying, face painting, and more! Bring your kites, blankets and cameras and get ready for a day full of fun! The first 250 kids will have an opportunity to make their own kites, compliments of the Pierce County Kitefliers Association. 44. Teen Zone Shuttle Schedule Bowling Alley and Skating Rink on Lewis Main Must be a CYSS registered youth in 6- 12th grade, Youth must be signed in, present, and signed up for last shuttle 45 minutes prior to its departure in time in order to guarantee their seat. 3 pm - At Pioneer for Pick-Up 3:45 pm - Leave Youth Center to drop o_ at Sally 4 pm - At Sally to Pick-Up 4:15 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop 5:15 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop 6:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop
  13. 13. 7:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop Friday Night Only 8:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for All Neighborhood Drop 9:30 pm - Leave Youth Center for Last Shuttle All Neighborhood Drop Call the shuttle phone for Pick - Up and the driver will determine your Pick - Up time and location. No shuttle or Pioneer Pick - Up on Saturdays. JBLM Shuttle Phone Number (253) 970-5057. 45. REGAL THEATERS SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS Free children’s movies at Regal Theaters this summer, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am for nine weeks. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Check for locations and movie titles at 46. PIANO LESSONS Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. for ages 5 – 18 yrs. Cost: $48 (four classes per month) Individual practice/lessons provided by qualified piano instructor. Classes are 30-minute sessions offered four times per month. For more information, call Mr. Reid at 253-535-1597. Register on Webtrac at You can also register at Parent Central Services Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or Parent Central Services Annex at McChord Field. For specific class information please contact the class instructor. PLEASE REGISTER BY THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR THE NEXT MONTH’S CLASSES. For more information or directions visit 47. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will soon be here! Sign up at any chapel on post! 48. VACATION TIME IS HERE! Download free car game printables for the kids (scavenger hunt, road trip bingo, lines and dots, I Spy, etc.) 49. CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP – JBLM will be offering a camp in July. DuPont in August. For other cities check the Registration link here 50. THE SPLASH PARK behind AFC Skate Arena is open from 9:30 a.m. until dusk. The water is not heated and no lifeguard is on duty. 51. GROSS OUT OLYMPICS Kids ages 3 and up will have fun in extreme gross out challenges such as, the Bologna Toss, Human Cheese Puff, Lemon Slurp and many many more! ALL Olympians earn a gold medal! Wear bathing suits or clothes that can get dirty! A sprinkler will be on hand for all Olympians to clean off in between each event. New events will be offered each day so sign up for one or all four! Fee is $10/child. Activity # Date Time Location 5539 (register by 7/8) Tues, July 9 5:30-7:30 p.m. Frontier Park in Graham 5540 (register by 8/6) Wed, Aug. 7 1-3 p.m. Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place 5541 (register by 8/13) Wed, Aug. 14 2-4 p.m. Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma Register:  on-line by selecting the activity number above  (253)798-4177 Parks Administration  For more information please contact Jen Spane at (253) 798-4753 or by email 52. Department of Defense Launches 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM “Have Book – Will Travel,” the summer reading program is a fun way to introduce children of all ages to new books and help them keep reading over the summer months. The program will operate at libraries on installations worldwide and will feature prizes
  14. 14. and other incentives to encourage students to participate. Students can sign up at their installation library or online. 53. PIERCE COUNTY PARKS AND REC SUMMER RECREATION GUIDE This guide includes the popular Gross-Out Olympics, Movies in the Park, Summer Camps, Races, Sports, and classes. Great kids fun this summer. 54. MOVIES IN THE PARK (PIERCE CO PARKS AND REC) Grab a blanket and your favorite lawn chair for our Movies in the Park series. We will be offering four different family friendly movies in three different parks throughout the summer on our jumbo screen. All the movies are FREE and rated PG. The June 14th movie will be held inside from 6-9 p.m. The other movies are held outside and will start at dusk. Come early to play for preshow activities and games at 7 p.m. Concessions on site will also be available July 26 - Wreck-It Ralph Meridian Habitat Park 14422 Meridian East South Hill, Puyallup 98375 Movie starts at dusk, outside August 3 - Little Big League Heritage Recreation Center 9010 - 128th Street South Hill, Puyallup 98375 Movie starts at dusk Directions August 9 -The Great Outdoors Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C Street S Tacoma, 98444 Movie starts at dusk 55. SOUNDER LANES YOUTH BOWLING FUN DAYS every Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Two hours of bowling and shoes rental for only $5.
  15. 15. 56. YOUTH SOUNDERS FC CAMP July 29-Aug. 2 at Cowan Stadium, JBLM-Lewis Main. The camp is designed for beginners to intermediates ages 4-15. Register through where you’ll find costs, times and registration forms. The camp encourages good technical habits and decision making while promoting a healthy and fun lifestyle. A Sounders FC player will be on hand to sign autographs and talk with the youth! 57. FLIPZ 4 KIDZ GYMNASTICS CENTER Please read through all of our class info as classes are held on the Flipz 4 Kidz bus AND the Hillside SKIES building.  Mondays @ Warrior CDC, $35 per four-week month from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 1 – 5 yrs.  Tuesdays @ Clarkmoor CDC, $35 per four-week month 9 to 9:30 a.m. ages 1 – 3 yrs. and 9:30 to 10 a.m. ages 3 – 5 yrs.  Tuesdays @ North Fort CDC, $35 per four-week month 10:30 to 11 a.m. ages 1 – 3 yrs. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. ages 3 – 5 yrs.  Thursdays @ Hillside CDC, $35 per four-week month from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for ages 1 – 3 yrs. and 9:30 to 10 a.m. for ages 3 – 5 yrs.  Thursdays @ Madigan Infant/Toddler CDC, $35 per four-week month from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. for age 1 – 5 yrs.  Mondays @ Hillside SKIESUnlimited 4 - 4:30 p.m. for ages 3 - 4 yrs. Cost: $30.00 (This Activity is held in the center not the bus) 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. for ages 5 - 18 yrs. Cost: $30.00 (This Activity is held in the center not the bus)  Wednesdays @ Hillside SKIESUnlimited 9 - 9:45 a.m. for ages 1 - 5 yrs. Cost: $15.00 (This Activity is held in the center not the bus) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. for ages 3 - 5 yrs. Cost: $30.00 (This Activity is held in the center not the bus) Your children will enhance strength and gross motor skills when gymnastics comes to them in a converted school bus with mats, bars, rings, beams, jumper and vault block! Flipz 4 Kidz also brings the fun inside and offers gymnastics classes in the Hillside Skies building. For more information, call Coach Denise at 253-921-3864. Register on Webtrac at You can also register at Parent Central Services Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main or Parent Central Services Annex at McChord Field. For specific class information please contact the class instructor. PLEASE REGISTER BY THE FOURTH FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR THE NEXT MONTH’S CLASSES. For more information or directions visit 58. HIRED! Apprentice 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.
  16. 16. 59. TEEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Are you 16 to 18 and seeking employment? Then come into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Employment Readiness Program. The ERP is open Mondays thru Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located at JBLM Lewis Main in Building 2166 (ACS Annex), 12th and Liggett Avenue. Take the first step; come into the ERP for more details. 60. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Department of Emergency Services is coordinating the National Night Out (NNO) activities for 6 August from 5-7 p.m. This event promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. All JBLM community centers will be participating in this year's events, and scheduled activities include:  McGruff visits  Ride around the block with a cop  Clover Park School District information tables (for upcoming school year) POC is Mr. Chris Owens, 253-966-9501, JBLM's Crime Prevention Program Manager 61. FREE TEEN CARDIO AND STRENGTH TRAINING is available for teens ages 13–15. Meet with a youth fitness trainer to establish a personal workout program. The program is available weekdays, 3–7 p.m. Stop by the CYS Services Sports Office (2295 12th St. at Bitar Ave.) or call 253-967-2405 for details. 62. TEEN WELCOME VIDEO- Get a tour of JBLM Teen Style 63. TEEN SPONSORS- Know a teen coming to JBLM who would like a teen sponsor? They can submit applications for sponsor on-line at 64. SCREAM FREE WEDNESDAYS a brown bag parenting series (bring your lunch). Learn to raise your kids by keeping your cool! Every Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m., Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, drop in basis, no registration needed. 253-968-4843 for information. Childcare vouchers available for E5 and below. Bring your lunch and learn valuable parenting strategies. 65. Ten things kids need to know to live financially smart lives…Money as You Grow. 66. 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. 67. COUNSELING FOR YOUTH THROUGH MILITARY ONESOURCE:  If the child is younger than 13, he or she may participate in Family counseling only. There is no individual counseling for children younger than age 13.  If the child is between 13 and 18, they can have individual counseling but the parent must participate in the first session. Telephonic counseling is not available to this age group.  If the child is over 18, they can request and attend counseling on their own. For all callers in crisis, regardless of age, MOS will assess for risk and provide assistance as appropriate. A suicidal caller would not be turned away because of their age. MOS would work with the caller to ensure their immediate safety and to connect them with appropriate support services. Please note, MOS should not be promoted as a suicide hotline. A more appropriate resource would be the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK). For More Information:
  17. 17. 68. KIDS COOKING CLASSES La Petite Academy at Bayview School of Cooking Designed for Ages 5-8. Register at www. or 360-754-1448. Located top floor of Bayview Thriftway, 516 West 4th Avenue, Olympia. 69. BRAT TOWN BUGLE is a FREE, downloadable newspaper template that offers your Military Child the opportunity for creative expression of their thoughts and feelings! View all the pages: 70. 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 (at the Army Hotel) is available for children of parents that aren’t guests at the Lodge. A key to access the playground the key can be checked out at the front desk and conveniently returned to the key box located at the playground entrance. The playground offers a covered, fun, enclosed, centralized area on Main post for children 5-12 years of age to play. Adult Supervision is required. 71. INFANTS, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS Have fun with your young child at the Raindrops and Rainbows Parent Child Play Center, Lewis North (Bldg. 8197 American Lake Ave.). New Parent Support Program’s playgroup Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. Raindrops and Rainbows calendar on Facebook page: 72. 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! 73. 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 74. SITTERCITY.COM Need a sitter for date night? DoD offers a free membership ($140 value) for military personnel to 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 75. ARMY CHILDCARE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, ACCYN, referrals for off base childcare: Pierce County, 253-591- 5061 or 1-888-370-6133 or email Thurston Country, 360-786-8907 x105 or 1-800- 845-0956 or email JBLM POC, Courtney Turnley, 253-477-4179 or Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 76. CAMP PRIME TIME July 19 – 21. It is over White Pass on US Forestry Service land. The accommodations are cabins and the meals are prepared 3 times per day by our Equity volunteers. The application and a security deposit of $20 (made out to Camp Prime Time, and will be deposited about June 20th) are required to complete the registration packet. If you attend Camp, you have a choice of donating the $20 to Camp Prime Time, a charity,
  18. 18. or they will refund it to you upon request. Transportation for Camp is on you but food and lodging are provided for free. Contact Nancy at 253-967-9705 for more information. 77. CAMP EFMP "Pirates of American Lake II" JBLM AUGUST 23-25 Shoreline Park Day Camp August 24 T-shirt Registration Deadline July 31 NW Adventure center Cabin Registration Deadline August 16 Registration Packets are available at ACS EFMP Waller Hall or request a packet by contacting Timmy Milligan at 253.967.9097 or email usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-acs-exceptional- 78. DOWNLOAD THE SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS TOOLKIT Military Homefront Special Needs Parent Toolkit and checklists 79. EFMP COFFEE GROUP The EFMP Coffee Group will meet July 9, 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. 80. JBLM EFMP SUPPORT GROUP, July 9, 6-7 pm: A non-profit, private organization that offers meetings and guest speakers. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at the Bowl Arena Lanes, back party room, Bldg 2272 Liggett Ave, JBLM-Lewis Main. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Additional events will alternate between JBLM-McChord Field, JBLM Lewis Main, and JBLM Lewis North. Join their Facebook page, For more information send email to 81. SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIES are shown every 3rd Saturday of the month, July 20, 12-2 p.m., at the McChord Theater. Contact (253) 982-2695 for more information. 82. SPECIAL FAMILIES OF PIERCE COUNTY, SFPC has regular monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of the month, July 1, 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held at the Pierce County Library Processing and Administration Center located at 3005 112th Street East, on the corner of 112th St. and Waller Road, just off the Portland exit from Hwy 512. For more information contact Angela Fish at 253-830-4368 or find them on Facebook at or email them at 83. Please contact JBLM EFMP at if any of the EFMP contacts above do not respond within 2 business days. Did you miss the JBLM EFMP newsletter? You can access it on-line at If you would like to join our EFMP e-mail distribution list, please e-mail
  19. 19. TRAINING AND CLASSES 84. GET CERTIFIED FREE IN FIRST AID/CPR Learn skills that will save lives. Classes held at either Fire Station 101 or 105 on JBLM. Classes start at 8 a.m. Free 8 hour course taught by certified instructors. Registration closes 10 days prior to scheduled dates. Limited available slots. Open to Gov ID card holders only. To sign up, call 253-966-7466 or e-mail: Class dates: Friday, July 19 Tuesday, July 23 120. Earn up to $2,000 a month- Looking for a fun, rewarding job? BECOME A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER and make a difference in the lives of military children and their families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies, and receive free child care while in training and free resources for your business. Learn about FCC at the July 9 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office in Building 2013B. Full-day training classes meet weekdays following the orientation. FCC will provide free child care during the training classes. For more information, call the FCC office at 253-967-3039. 121. SPOUSES INFORMATION FAIR McChord Club, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pick up information about your new duty station. Specifically targeted to Spouses new to JBLM. Call 253-982-2695 to register. Free on-site child care is available. Must reserve a space for your child. Dates for 2013: July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18 122. FRG VOLUNTEER TRAINING Providing new volunteers with a basic training is essential to the success of our volunteer corps. JBLM will now offer a “Volunteer Training” monthly. This training is designed for new volunteers; however any volunteer that would like to attend will be welcome. The one hour training will cover general volunteer information, the importance of VMIS, and logging hours, and types of volunteers. Additionally, each attendee will receive an orientation checklist to bring back to their volunteer organization for specific orientation training. The training time/dates are as follows: 0900-1000, 7 Aug 0900-1000, 4 Sep 0900-1000, 9 Oct 0900-1000, 6 Nov The training will be held at the Family Resource Center (FRC), Bldg # 4274, 9th Division Drive and Idaho Streets, JBLM Main. Training participants must register by calling the FRC, 253-967-9496 starting one month prior to the desired training date. Childcare vouchers are provided during training. Call 253-967-CYSS to reserve hourly care, starting one month prior. 123. FRG TRAINING- 253-967-9496 for reservations. All classes held at the Family Resource Center, 9th Division and Idaho Avenue, JBLM Main. Childcare vouchers available at training. Call 967-CYSS to reserve your childcare. a. FRG Leader, October 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Only VMIS registered FRG Leaders may attend) b. FRG Green Suit, July 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Commanders and First Sergeants. Registration opens June 25. c. Key Caller July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration opens June 16.
  20. 20. d. FRG Treasurer training, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration opens July 11, 253-967-9496. 124. TROOPS TO TEACHERS The Troops to Teachers program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced and dedicated personnel in our nation’s classrooms. TTT also provides tuition assistance for teacher certification and a bonus for teaching in a high needs school. To continue serving your country as a teacher, contact TTT. A representative is at Stone Education Center on every 4th Monday (July 22) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Hawk Education Center on every 3rd Monday (July 15) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Kawanda McLendon, Washington State Director (719) 287-3050 or 125. 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 126. ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (AFTB) is currently taking registrations for our May classes. The following classes are offered at the Family Resource Center (FRC), Bldg 4274, 9th Division and Idaho Avenue. To register for AFTB Classes, please contact the FRC at 253-967-9496. July 9th -11th Military Knowledge 0930-1445 23rd – 25th Leadership Development 0930-1430 August 13th- 15th Military Knowledge 0930-1445 26TH -29 Personal Growth and Resiliency 0930-1445 127. SMOOTH MOVE WORKSHOP held at Airman & Family Resource Center, McChord Field, Bldg. 551, 9-10 a.m. Register by calling 253-982-2695 or email For those that are anticipating a PCS or ETS move. Dates: July 8 August 12 September 9 October 7 November 4 December 9 128. EMPLOYMENT READINESS New client orientations are held Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. or Wed., 1:30 p.m. at the ACS Annex, 12th and Liggett, next to Survivor Outreach Services. Only need to attend one day. For information 253-967-3538. 129. ACS's Employment Readiness Program offers a JOB INTERVIEW WORKSHOP every third Thursday of the month (July 18) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During this course students discover the purpose of an interview and what employer expectations are. This course explores various types of interviews and what to do
  21. 21. before, during and after an interview. Students learn to formulate complete responses to effectively communicate their skills and accomplishments. Workshop is held at the ACS Annex, Bldg. 2166, Liggett and 12th, JBLM-Main. Call 253-967-3538 to register. Childcare available. Children must be registered with CYSS. 130. SPOUSE RESILIENCY ACADEMY has a new format! A series of five modules are now available at ACS waller Hall & McChord Field. For more information and to register, please call (253)967-3544/982-2695 or email or MOD 1 Resiliency & MRT Competencies, Hunt For The Good Stuff, ATC Model MOD 2 Avoid Thinking Traps, Detecting Icebergs, Energy Management MOD 3 Problem Solving, Put It In Perspective, Real Time Resilience MOD 4 VIA- Building Character Strengths MOD 5 Assertive Communication, Active & Constructive Responding, Effective Praise 131. FOOD HANDLERS COURSE First Tuesday of Month, July 2 7-8 p.m. Third Tuesday of Month, July 16 4-5 p.m. Please call to register: Carol Elliot 253-968-4331. 1 Hour Classes given by Environmental Health. This Installation certificate is valid for one year. Each volunteer must have a certificate for all FRG fund raising involving food sales, even if you are not directly handling the food. Held at Old Madigan, Ramp 2, RM 9911C. Directions to Food Handler Course classroom: o From Exit 122 (Madigan Gate) take a left onto Wilson (the street across from Madigan Nursing tower that has the stop light) o Left onto Madigan Bypass o Right onto McKinley o Right onto E. Johnson Street o On your left you will see a parking lot. Park there. o Look for the building with 'RAMP 2' next to the door o Go through the door and down the hallway to Classroom 9911C (follow signs). 132. TUESDAY TOPICS RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES CAFAC: 253-968-4843. Presented by the Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC) Every Tuesday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm – CAFAC Conference Room, bldg 9923B, room 108, Madigan Annex, Ramp 3, across the hall from 9923A. Watch for signs! No need to register; just show up. Casual atmosphere. CAFAC: 253-968-4843. CAFAC will NOT be providing the Tuesday Topics: Relationship Workshops during the month of June. The next workshop will be on July 9. For further information call the CAFAC at 253-968-4843. WORKSHOP TOPICS FOR JULY:  July 9, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm 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.  July 16, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Is PTSD effecting your relationship? Learn about the symptoms of PTSD and how improved communication can reduce symptoms. Has deployment stress affected your relationship? Have you forgotten how to be a couple? Do you live in emotional extremes...shut down or chronically angry? Understanding the effects of PTSD, chronic stress and PTSD symptoms on your relationship...your brain, body, emotions and thoughts and communication.  July 23, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Emotional competency. The best tool for anger management /conflict resolution and emotional closeness. Do you avoid or deny the way you feel? Do you tell everybody you are “fine” when you are not? Do you over or under react? Do you push each other’s buttons? Understand your
  22. 22. 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.  July 30, 2013 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm What does my family have to do with us? A look at family history and gender roles. Does your past effect your present? How our childhood families affect beliefs, values, expectations and the partners we pick. Understanding the role of attachment in childhood and adulthood. Building your family genogram to map your relationship patterns. Join us in July for topics of interest in an educational setting packed with helpful information for couples. Perhaps you would like to make improvements in your relationship without the commitment to counseling; this may help. For information contact Patsy Randahl, LMFT, 253-968-4518 or Kathy Howell, LMFT, 253- 968-4550 133. 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. 134. AUTO CENTERS OFFER CLASSES Changing your own oil and fluids and lubing your vehicle saves you a lot of money — learn how at your Auto Centers — it’s easier than you think. The McChord Auto Center’s lube and oil change class is $25; the car check-up class is $20. Supplies are extra. Call to make an appointment for a class you want to take. For more details, visit under Auto Centers. For more information about your Auto Centers, call the Lewis Main center at 253-967-3728 or the McChord center at 253-982-7226. 135. Do you have ideas or suggestions to improve the quality of life for Service members, Wounded Warriors, Family members, Retirees, and Surviving Family members? ARMED FORCES ACTION PLAN (AFAP) is the program to share these ideas with. We are currently accepting issues/recommendations for improvement for the 2013 AFAP Conference scheduled for October. The deadline to submit your ideas and suggestions is 5 SEP 2013. AFAP Issues have been responsible for literally hundreds of legislative, regulatory and policy changes involving the Services and geared towards improving the quality of Service Member's life and enhancing readiness and retention. Among the changes benefiting all JBLM services that have come through AFAP are pay increases, dental benefits, TRICARE reform, life insurance, housing allowances, and enhanced educational opportunities. How it works: At the JBLM AFAP Conference, delegates from across the installation, comprised of Service members, Family (Active Duty, Wounded Warriors, Reserve, Civilian Employees, Family members, Retirees, & Surviving Family members), review and prioritize the issues that are submitted. All their input and experience goes into working the issues and finding resolutions. Although some issues take time or are proven unattainable, every issue is reviewed, monitored, and tracked until a resolution is found. About 90% of AFAP issues are retained and worked at a local level, resulting in ongoing community improvements. Issues beyond the scope of Joint Base Lewis-McChord are forwarded to a higher level of authority. If you would like additional information about AFAP, please contact the AFAP office at (253)967-9496 or 136. THE NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NSPS) JBLM is a professional team of social workers and registered nurses who provide no-cost, in-home parenting support and educational services to JBLM families with children ages 0 - 3 years of age. The program helps parents learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions and the everyday demands of parenthood.
  23. 23. Home visiting: We offer parents the opportunity to improve their skills as parents and to learn new skills. There are often many questions about children’s needs and behaviors as well as how to deal with them. The NPSP is a personalized and effective resource for parents. Classes: Registration is required for all NPSP classes. Please call 253-967-5901 to register. Free childcare is available for all classes. Children must be pre-registered with CYSS to receive care.  Infant Massage: Learn the art of infant massage from instructors trained to teach the Loving Touch curriculum. Improve sleep and appetite and learn techniques to sooth a colicky baby and increase brain development.  Common Sense Parenting: is a class to learn new ways to deal with children’s problem behaviors. The classes are led by trained facilitators who are committed to help parents create a positive and healthy environment where their family can thrive. Common Sense Parenting targets interventions for toddlers and school aged children.  Stress Free Parenting: is a class that integrates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR Model) practices to parenting. If you find yourself overwhelmed with parenting and don’t have the support you need to be the parent that you want to be, then this group is for you. Parents will learn and practice mindfulness skills to decrease stress.  24-7 Dad Workshop: Being the best dad you can be is the MOST important kind of “home improvement” you can do for your family, whether you’re a new dad, single dad, or a seasoned veteran. Join the 24/7 Dad workshop and learn what you can do for your family whether you are a new dad or a seasoned vet!  Dr. Dad: Are you an expectant Dad or have infants and/or toddlers? Join us for this free class and learn how to take care of the Well Child, The Sick Child, the Injured Child and the Safe Child.  1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for all children, toddlers through teens, 1-2-3 Magic is an evidence-based parenting technique created by Dr. Phelan. Parents will learn how to discipline without arguing, yelling, or spanking. 1-2-3 Magic gives parents specific and effective skills to address negative behaviors such as tantrums, aggression, disrespectful language and much more. You will also learn how to assist your child with starting a new behavior such as chores, manners, and respectful language. Children’s Groups These are ongoing support programs for your child to interact and play with peers, and for parents to connect with other parents.  Infant Play Group: is a laid back, interactive atmosphere for parents and infants to begin socializing with one another. Infants may benefit from socializing with other infants and learning new ways to communicate. Parents may benefit by receiving support from other parents about resources in the area, feeding tips, sleeping routines and much more. Infant play group is held every Thursday afternoon at 1300 in the Rainbows and Raindrops Center.  Play Morning: is for all children up to age 5. Play morning is a music centered group where children get to sing, dance, and play musical instruments together. The facilitators provide the tunes and lead the group in fun filled music activities. These groups occur at Rainbows and Raindrops every Friday at 10:00. They also are held at the Escape Zone every Friday at 10:30.  These are drop-in groups so no registration is required. 137. JBLM FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICES Location: ACS Annex, Bldg 2166, corner of 12th and Liggett Ave, JBLM Hours of Operation:0730 – 1630, Monday - Friday OPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal Holidays Services Available: Confidential one-on-one counseling for Soldiers and their spouses (budgeting, debt management, credit counseling, investment education, general financial planning, credit report review, TSP and retirement planning), personal financial management classes, and Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are part of the Army’s benefits to you. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you when obtaining the services of a Financial Readiness Specialist. The FRP Specialists are Army (government) employees and do not work on commissions or fees. The program is designed to offer financial education and conduct one-on-one, couples, or family confidential financial counseling. Applications taken for Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are free of charge. Appointment Line: Call 253/967-1453 to make an appointment with a Financial Counselor Program Manager:Mary T Cron, AFC, CHC 253-967-9917,
  24. 24. Saving For College: Graduating With the Least Amount of Debt By the end of June, most recent high school graduates know what college they are going to, but many of them may still not know how they are going to pay for it. The average debt students have upon graduation has skyrocketed to $35,200, and the costs of attending college increase 6% each year. College is still a great investment for most students, especially with some planning ahead of time to help keep debt to a minimum. It’s still true that those with a bachelor’s degree will earn $1 Million more over their lifetime than those who only complete high school. The challenge is to graduate with as little debt as possible. Here are three ways to help keep student debt to a minimum: 1. Create a College Savings Plan Just like savings for retirement, it’s good to save early and often. There are many ways out there to help you save, from a 529 account to Savings Bonds. Tip to find extra money to save: If you can save $300 a year ($25 a month at 5% interest, compounded monthly for 18 years) you will have an extra $8,766.43 to put toward tuition bills. Haven’t created a college savings plan yet? Pledge to Save with Military Saves, set your savings goal, and create a plan to reach that goal. 2. Shop Around For Schools and Free Money The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created a tool to compare the costs of different colleges. Their tool will let you compare financial aid offers so you can see how all those numbers impact your payments down the road. Apply for as many scholarships as you can. $500 here and $1,000 there can go a long way to helping pay for college. Many students also stop looking for scholarships once they enter college, but keep applying each year. Need some inspiration? Check out the article “How I won $100,000+ in college scholarships” by Ramit Sethi. 3. Find Ways to Reduce Spending (or Earn Money) While in College Live at Home – Living on campus can cost anywhere from $7,500 to $9,000 per year. Consider living at home during college (if you can) and you can save nearly $40,000. You can still get a full college experience by joining clubs and being active on campus. Get a Part-Time Job – Look for a job on campus or a paid internship to supplement your income and pay for expenses like food, books, and incidentals while in college. The more you can pay upfront the less your monthly loan payments will be when you graduate. Need more ways to save? We’ve got a list of 54 ways to save here. Military Saves, a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, is a research-based social marketing campaign to motivate, support, and encourage military Families to save money and build wealth. For more information please visit
  25. 25. RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES Soldiers of Faith What: Lunch time Bible Study tailored to meet the needs of Soldiers. Discussion format. Lunch is provided by the chapel. Where: Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel, Bldg 9120, JBLM-Lewis Main, WA When: Every Tuesday, 1145-1245 Hrs Questions/Info: Call for more information, 253-967-1717 Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) What: PWOC International is a resource network sponsored by the Army Chief of Chaplains. We offer 12 different Bible studies every semester with "drop-in" classes available. PWOC unites, trains, and encourages women in the military chapel community in their spiritual growth. Where: Lewis North Chapel, Bldg 11621, A Street, JBLM-Lewis North, WA When: Every Tuesday, 0855-1130 Hrs (September - May) Every Wednesday, 1830-2000 Hrs (September - May) Childcare: Free childcare provided for CYS registered children Home School Room: Yes Questions/Info: PWOC Facebook Page: Ft. Lewis PWOC MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) What: Helps mothers of young children (newborn through kindergarten) experience authentic community and God's love through relationships and resources. Where: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, JBLM-McChord Field, WA When: 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 0930 to 1130 Hrs Questions/Info: Call for more information, 253-982-5556 Adult Bible Study What: Bible Study Where: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, JBLM-McChord Field, WA When: Every Wednesday, 1130 Hrs Questions/Info: Call for more information, 253-982-5556 Protestant Women of the Chapel at McChord What: Bible Study Where: McChord Field Chapel Support Center, JBLM-McChord Field, WA When: Every Thursday, 0900 Hrs Questions/Info: Call for more information, 253-982-5556 Navigators Bible Study What: Bible Study Where: Lewis North Chapel, JBLM-Lewis North, WA When: Every Tuesday, 1900-2100 HRS Questions/Info: Call for more information, 253-967-7151 Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC) Where: Lewis North Chapel When: Every Thursday, 0900-1130 (September-May) Childcare: Free childcare provided for CYS registered children Questions/Info: Call for more information, 253-966-5959 YOUTH BIBLE STUDIES LIFETEEN Family mass Saturdays 1700-1800 Evergreen Chapel JBLM-Lewis Main, WA 253-967-7186 Life Nights Saturday 1830-2030 Evergreen Chapel JBLM-Lewis Main, WA 253-967-7186
  26. 26. High School Mondays 1830 Chapel #5, Bldg 2270 South Liggett & South 12th Street JBLM-Lewis Main, WA 253-967-1723 Middle School 2nd & 4th Monday of the month 1700 Chapel #5, Bldg 2270 South Liggett & South 12th Street JBLM-Lewis Main, WA 253-967-1723 AWANAS 1600-1730 Lewis North Chapel JBLM-Lewis North, WA 253-966-5959 MADIGAN & COMMUNITY HEALTH NEWS 138. 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:, 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. The 17th Fires Brigade MFLC, is now available at the Soldier Centered Medical Home. Phone: 253-363-6974 or 253-495-8425. In addition, two consultants work with Child, Youth and School Services and can be reached at (253) 677-3883. SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK , Press “1” for Veterans, 5-5 ADA BN CHAPLAIN: CH (CPT) Jameson Williams: (253) 306-4963 17TH FIRES BRIGADE CHAPLAIN- CH (MAJ) Simpson: (253) 548-4252 JBLM Duty Chaplain: (253) 306-2783 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC: (253) 968-2700 MADIGAN EMERGENCY RM: (253)968-1390 PIERCE COUNTY CRISIS LINE (24 Hrs): (800)576-7764 MILITARY ONE SOURCE (24 Hrs): 1-800-342-9647 (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. 877.WAR.VETS (877.927.8387). EMPLOYEE ASSISTANT CENTER, JBLM 253-967-1412
  27. 27. ALL OF THE ABOVE RESOURCES ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO SOLDIERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS 140. Beginning July 8, Madigan Army Medical Center will close on specific days or operate with reduced staff or at a reduced schedule during the week, due to mandatory civilian workforce furloughs. This may cause delays in getting appointments for your health care needs. Madigan’s Emergency Room continues to provide 24/7 emergency and urgent care. Please continue to call the Regional Appointment Center (TRAC) at 1-800-404-4506 to make your health care appointments 141. UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION IN THE FAMILY Are you or a family member struggling with addiction - having difficulty cutting back on your use of alcohol or other mood-altering substance? Fridays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC), building 9923A, Madigan Annex. Call 253-968-4843 (to schedule a brief meeting) Facilitated by Donna Hitt, LiCSW, MAC * Must be enrolled in Tricare Prime to attend 142. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: On the 3rd Thursday of each month (July 18), 2-3 p.m., the Dept of Social Work at Madigan Army Medical Center hosts a support group called "Caring for the Caregiver." The group meets 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, 253-968-2303, 143. TOBACCO CESSATION: Call TRICARE at 1-800-404-4506 for a cessation appointment. Also, check out the free cessation counseling, quit tools and promotional materials at "Make Everyone Proud. Quit Tobacco” you can do this - you can be tobacco-free! POC is Ms Hawthorne, RN-BC, Madigan Army Public Health Nursing for more information please call 253-968-4382). 144. 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. 145. Department of Pediatrics extended care hours in the evenings and on weekends will no longer be offered Plans are in place to restore extended care hours once funding issues are resolved. Pediatrics schedules appointments on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience 146. 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 family's 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. 147. MADIGAN MEDICAL CLINIC AT STEILACOOM HIGH SCHOOL, 2013-14 school year (Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) and PIONEER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Tuesdays from 8-11:30 a.m.) No more pulling kids out of school for a doctor appointment. Dr. Lemmon is able to accommodate the full spectrum of adolescent and teen care: physicals, immunizations (to include flu mist), medication permission slips for school nurse, acute illness, everything except surgery. The appointment line for this military adolescent school based health initiative is 253-968-1980. Only for children enrolled in these two schools.
  28. 28. COMMISSARY The Commissary...Helping You Eat Better! or 148. BOTH JBLM MAIN AND MCCHORD COMMISSARIES WILL CLOSE ON MONDAYS DUE TO MANDATORY CIVILIAN FURLOUGHS, STARTING JULY 8, ENDING OCTOBER 7. Sorry for any inconvenience. Mondays were picked after surveys conducted revealed it is the day of the week with the least customers. All Commissaries in all locations will be closed Mondays. 149. FARMERS MARKET COMING!!! July 1-3 IN FRONT AND INSIDE OF THE LEWIS MAIN COMMISSARY. 150. Reward Cards and Gift Cards are available at every register. Please ask your cashier for assistance if needed. 151. Food alerts and recalls 152. Next Commissary case lot sale will be in October. Hope to see you there at the new Fest Tent location. THE EXCHANGE JB LEWIS-MCCHORD CAREY THEATER MOVIE SCHEDULE PH (253) 967-4329 *recording, PH (253) 967-5976 Reel Time JB Lewis-McChord Exchange MON June 24- June 27– No Showing FRI June 28– 1900 Fast and Furious 6 (PG13) SAT June 29– 1400 Fast and Furious 6 (PG13) 1900 Studio Appreciation –Advanced Free Screening PG13 SUN June 30– 1400 Fast and Furious 6 (PG13) 1900 The Hangover Part Three (R) MON July 1- THU July 4– No Showing FRI July 5– 1900 Now You See Me (PG13) SAT July 6– 1400 After Earth (PG13) 1900 Studio Appreciation –Advanced Free Screening PG13 SUN July 7– 1400 After Earth (PG13) 1900 Now You See Me (PG13) 153. FREE MOVIES AT MCCHORD THEATER ON WEEKENDS 253-982-5836 Call for movies June Movies: 29 JUNE 4PM ADMISSION PG-13 29 JUNE 7PM OBLIVION PG-13 30 JUNE 4PM CLOSED 154. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1-12 who maintain a "B" or better average with the "YOU MADE THE GRADE" PROGRAM. The program rewards school children with a coupon booklet listing a multitude of free products and discounted offers. Students can receive a "You Made the Grade" booklet by simply presenting a valid military ID and proof of an overall "B" average at their local Exchange store. Those eligible may receive one coupon booklet and submit one drawing entry each qualifying report card. For more information, visit a
  29. 29. nearby Exchange store. Each store's contact information, including store hours, is available through the "Exchange Stores" link at 155. LEWIS EXCHANGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:  Construct full size Burger King to replace current BK Trailer located outside Nelson Recreation Center, Bldg 3168. Completion Summer 2014  Construct Dual Name Brand Fast Food restaurant on North Ft. Lewis. Completion Summer 2014  Construct Troop Store with Subway on North Ft Lewis in the area of 41st Division and F St. Completion Summer 2014  The Freedom Crossing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lifestyle Center is one of three pilot projects the Exchange has engaged in to bring a contemporary entertainment and shopping experience to the installation. The project consists of over 480,000 square feet of new/renovated Exchange space including an expanded Exchange, new larger Exchange Restaurant area and concession mall, brand new dual food, MCSS and Class Six. The center will also include and multiplex first run movie theater, a selection of name brand casual dining restaurants and name brand 3rd party retail. Construction is targeted to begin Fall 2015 and complete mid-2017. 156. MCCHORD EXCHANGE PROJECTS:  Open Arby's location inside the McChord Main Food Court – Completion Summer 2013 CLOSURES AND CONSTRUCTION 157. LEWIS ARMY MUSEUM adds hours JBLM Lewis Army Museum will expand its operating hours effective May 29 to Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 158. Road closure: Pendleton Avenue scheduled to reopen June 28. Pendleton Avenue is currently closed in both directions from 7th to 12th streets; from 14th Street to 41st Division Drive; at the 12th Street intersection: and from 41st Division Drive to 2nd Division Drive. These sections are scheduled to reopen June 1. By mid-May, 14th Street is scheduled to be complete, allowing commuters to access the Lewis Main Exchange and Commissary. 159. May 15, I Street gate (inbound only, until 0900 M-F) will be closed. The new access control point, inbound and outbound, will be constructed with access directly across from Wharf Road and DuPont Steilacoom road. Expected to open in May 2014. 160. Combat Vehicle Trail, Railroad Avenue, closed from July 1, for approximately 60 days. (if you drive out Center Drive gate, that dumps you directly onto Center Drive DuPont bridge, you use this road. Detour signs will adjust your route). 161. WSDOT TIGER III PROJECT: Washington Dept of Transportation upcoming projects:  Stage 1: Install traffic signal on Nisqually Road at JBLM Mounts Gate Road. Summer 2013  Stage 2: Install 144 count fiber and conduit from SR510 to Mounts Road & Thorne Lane to SR 512 (Mounts Road to Thorne Lane is complete). Summer 2013.  Stage 3: 18 new ramp meter signals, with HOV signal bypass lane on Bridgeport and DuPont interstate on ramps. Create southbound auxiliary lane from Thorne Lane to Berkeley. Cameras installed for I-5 view and JBLM camera views, so you may log on and view traffic congestion, to pick alternative routes. Traffic light, Center Road bridge, DuPont. Fall 2013.  Stage 4: Auxiliary lane Southbound at Center Drive DuPont. Northbound ramp revised DuPont. Northbound auxiliary lane Berkeley to Thorne Lane Lakewood. Widen Mount Gate road to two lanes. Travel time information signs on I-5, 4 to 6 total, at locations TBD. Spring 2014.
  30. 30. CRIME PREVENTION, SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, AND SAFETY 162. Protest on 4 July 2013. Seattle, WA and various sites nationally. On July 4th 2013, all Anons stand in front of public gatherings and centers of commerce and hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution. (opjuly4th). 163. Protest 4 July 2013. Seattle, WA and various sites nationally. Restore the Fourth is a nonviolent grassroots movement protesting indiscriminate government surveillance and the erosion of Fourth Amendment privacy rights. Inspired by recent NSA scandals, Restore the Fourth is planning a series of demonstrations across the U.S to take place this coming July 4th holiday. This may include parks, corporate offices in Seattle, Spokane, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Portland, Salem and Eugene. Please remember to exercise due diligence when you are in areas where these types of events occur as sometimes other organizations use their venue to start violent acts to include personal injury, property destruction, etc. 165. FORCE PROTECTION Force protection conditions for Joint Base Lewis-McChord are now posted on the JBLM public website at . The FPCON can be raised in the event of a specific threat to the installation or upon direction of higher headquarters.  REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: (Suspicious activity reporting form, iSalute website)   Https://  EMAIL: If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Counterintelligence Hotline: 1-800-CALL-SPY Disclaimer for External Links: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. 5TH BATTALION 5TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT FACEBOOK PAGE <- CLICK ME!!!! Smart Phone? We have a QR Code for the Battalion Facebook page! : JBLM Website: MILITARY ONE SOURCE Every resource you need, free confidential counseling service, PCS information, Spouse employment, Child care, EVERYTHING that concerns you and your military life. Every Soldier on JBLM is encouraged to sign up for workplace emergency alerts. PIERCE COUNTY/JBLM ALERT This free service allows you to sign up to receive alerts on your cell phone, work phone, text message, work e-mail, home phone, and/or personal email. You can also choose the locations you want to be contacted about. You can receive alerts about emergencies that may affect your residence, workplace, child’s school, or other areas as long as those locations are within the boundaries of Pierce County. Sign up today, visit: or call 253-798-6595. HARD TIMES RESOURCE GUIDE Military to Civilian Pay Calculator Http:// Joining Forces initiative Facebook/Tweeter links
  31. 31. Great resources to help with stress. New Smart phone apps that help record your stress levels, teach Combat Breathing techniques, suggestions, and resources. NORTHWEST GUARDIAN newspaper: ARMY ONE SOURCE information for Spouses and Soldiers, FRG eLearning, Mandatory First Term Soldier Financial eLearning Classes. ICE Comment/Suggestion/Complaints:*DoD PLAN MY MOVE online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into manageable steps for both experienced and first time movers. Plan My Move features include customizable calendar, handy to do lists, and checklists. Very helpful site! ( PIERCE COUNTY ALERT Register your cell phone and email addresses for emergency alerts. THURSTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Staying Strong: Parent Guide for Military Families 31st ADA Brigade FACEBOOK 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade 17th Fires Brigade FACEBOOK NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY-Add your telephone numbers to the registry to stop telemarketing calls. ARMY DISASTER PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM Soldiers must check- in at this website if involved in a natural disaster, such as hurricane, flooding, tornado, earthquake, etc. Lewis Information (253) 967-1110 Madigan Information (253) 968-1110 McChord Information (253) 982-1110 SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK JBLM OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGES AAFES Exchange JBLM Army Continuing Education System!/JBLMArmyEd Army Family Action Plan CAF-BHO FOCUS Project I Corps JBLM ACS JBLM Aerobics Program and Fitness Training JBLM Airman & Family Readiness Center JBLM Army Family Team Building JBLM BOSS JBLM EFMP
  32. 32. JBLM Family & MWR JBLM Garrison JBLM Health Promotion JBLM Outdoor Recreation JBLM PAIO Office JBLM Sports Races JBLM Teen Zone Teen_Zone/138033819599124 JBLM Warrior Zone Lewis-Main Battle Bean Coffee Lewis-Main Bowl Arena Lanes Lanes/117410934969719 Lewis-Main Cascade/Heroes Sports Lounge Madigan Healthcare System Military OneSource Military Spouse Magazine National Military Family Association Ranger newspaper newspaper/157092306880 School Behavioral Health (SBH) health-joint-base-lewis-mcchord/219746524730115 The Bistro at Russell Landing TRICARE Washington State Survivor Outreach Services