Weekly Update August 29, 2012 EVENTS THIS WEEKEND1. Watch UFC 151 action at no charge Catch UFC 151 action at no charge at Heroes Sports Lounge inside Cascade Community Center Sept. 1. Fights begin at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Cascade Community Center is located in building 2400 on Bitar and S. Division; for more information, call 964-0331.2. Local Home Care Provider seeking qualified CNA’s. Anthony Care, LLC, a Home Care Agency, will hold a hiring session on 30 and 31 August, bldg 2166, Employment Readiness, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Anthony Care, LLC hires Certified Nursing Assistants, CNAs, that would like to provide home care services. Bring two forms of identification. Point of Contact is Terry Zoccola, 360-918-1701, email@example.com. Outdoor Recreation Trips: Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North or through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. For more info, 253-967-6263. More trips: http://www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_tours.html Aug. 31–Sept. 2 Whitewater kayak course Spend Labor Day weekend camping and learning to whitewater kayak in the Columbia River Gorge. With two full days of instruction, the course is designed to introduce beginning paddlers to the sport of whitewater kayaking while providing a solid foundation of basic skills necessary to kayak in class-I and class-II whitewater. Join us Aug. 31–Sept. 2; kayak gear and some camp gear provided. Minimum age: 16 ($300 Saturday, Sept. 1 Visit Tillicum Village Take in the magnificent scenery during a 50-minute cruise to Blake Island State Park on our way to a four-hour adventure at Tillicum Village Saturday, Sept. 1. Upon arrival, you’ll walk down a path strewn with sun-bleached white clamshells and greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar broth. Inside the longhouse, watch as whole Chinook salmon are cooked over an alderwood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional style of the Northwest Coast Indian. Your meal is served buffet-style and includes a menu of salmon, warm Tillicum whole-grain bread, new red potatoes, long- grain and wild rice, fresh salad bar and Boehms chocolate salmon dessert. After dinner, you’ll be treated to a spellbinding performance featuring the Tillicum Village dancers. ($90; ages 5– 12: $65; 0–4: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs Saturday, Sept. 1 Sea kayak Stretch Island On Saturday, Sept. 1, join us for a paddle from Fair Harbor around Treasure Island. We’ll stop for lunch at Stretch Island State Park. ($40 Sunday, Sept. 2 Float Nisqually River Join Outdoor Rec for an inflatable kayak trip down the beautiful Nisqually River Sunday, Sept. 2. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 7 miles. Minimum age: 16 ($40) Sunday, Sept. 2 Introduction to mountain biking If you’ve always wanted to try mountain biking, this trip’s for you! Learn the basics and practice your new skills Sunday, Sept. 2. Minimum age: 16 ($30
GREAT OPPORTUNITIES1. Last weekend of FREE admission to museums! Whether your family is interested in space, natural history, science, art, or something else, you are in luck! Blue Star Museums http://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index2012.php is providing military families with fun, family-oriented opportunities all summer long! Blue Star Museums is offering FREE admission to museums nationwide for military members and their families. There are museum options to match any family’s interests. More than 1,600 museums have agreed to participate including children’s museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers.2. AFAP ISSUE SUBMISSION DEADLINE 4 SEP 12: AFAP is a grass-roots program designed to seek solutions to the concerns of the military community (to include, but not limited to Army, Air Force, Civilian Employees, Family Members, Retirees, Surviving Family Members and Teens). Submit your issues or recommendations for improvement - about entitlements, benefits, education, housing, medical and more - to the JBLM AFAP Conference scheduled in October. The deadline to submit issues/recommendations for improvement is Sept. 4. JBLM offers 4 methods to submit an issue and they are listed below. Go to www.myarmyonesource.com Fill out the attached issue submission form or AFAP Pet Rock Form and fax to 253-967-9648, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to the AFAP office, Family Resource Center, Bldg. 4274 located on the corner of 9th Division and Idaho. Submit your issue online at http://jblmmwr.com/other_pages/acs/afap/afap_ic_form.html Contact the AFAP Office at 253-967-3689. The JBLM AFAP Conference scheduled for 15-17 Oct 2012 and the Teen AFAP Conference, scheduled for 13 Oct 12.3. 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, 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 (IMLM-LG/967-7301). MASS TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT PROGRAM 2012: Now that you have made the decision to join a vanpool or start taking the bus to work; did you know that your costs for doing so can be subsidized up to $125.00 per month? In some cases covering the total out of pocket costs? Contact your organization’s Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) for more details. Like us on FB www.facebook.com/JBLMCommutes (IMLM-LG/967-7301).4. Santa’s Castle Elves Needed It is that time of year when the email list is spruced up and elf info is updated. This year, Toy Distribution will be Dec. 3 - 14th but things will start bustling around the castle as early as October. We will again need elves to help with inventory, stocking shelves, helping our military families with their Christmas shopping and providing food/snacks to help keep our elves energy levels high. If you are planning on being a volunteer elf this Christmas season, please email VolunteerCoordinator@jblmsantascastle.org.5. Make A Difference Day is coming up on 27 October. It’s the nation’s biggest day of Community Service. JBLM has a list of project, which changes daily, that your unit/FRG/group can adopt. To adopt a project or register a project of your own, contact Lori Parker at 967-2324 or email@example.com. Projects should be register or selected by 19 October. In 2011, JBLM had 95 volunteers contributing 277 hours, 36 projects adopted, and a total of 2129 items donated.6. JBLM invited to initial Tacoma run JBLM Airmen and Soldiers are invited to Tacoma’s first running of the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run honoring the sacrifice of first responders and service members who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. The Sept. 15 run in Tacoma will start and finish at the site
of the retired fireboat along Ruston Way on the Tacoma waterfront. Go to http://www.tunneltotowers.org/index.aspx or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbjNgb2y8AU for more information. Event coordinator is Jason Spencer, a Tacoma Firefighter, at 820-6772.7. From the Here’s to the Heroes program - FREE admission for active duty military representing all five service branches, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and/or up to three direct dependants. Valid for one complimentary single-day admission per person, per year, to one of the following SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment parks: SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg; Sesame Place; Adventure Island; Water Country USA. Offer valid through 12/31/2012. Visit http://commerce.4adventure.com/store/os_application.asp to register.8. The Lewis Army Museum is expanding its limited opening to Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission: FREE. During the limited expanded opening, visitors will have access to: Main Lobby Exhibits Friends of the Museum Gift Store Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest Gallery The Army Family Gallery The Vehicle Park In addition to hosting the museum, this historic building now also houses a 15,000 square foot training facility on the once vacant third floor. The museum collects, preserves, and interprets material of historical significance to the installation and the military units which have served here. The museum also strives to foster an appreciation for the role that the United States Army played in the exploration, settlement and defense of the Pacific Northwest. Museum Information Line: (253) 967- 7206. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.html10. Outdoor Recreation Trips: Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North or through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. For more info, 253-967-6263. More trips: http://www.jblmmwr.com/nw_adv_tours.html Saturday, Sept. 8 Explore Victoria, B.C. Hop on the ferry and explore Victoria, B.C., by foot Saturday, Sept. 8. Downtown has everything from antique shops to artisan chocolate shops. You can also stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum. Fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket. Passport required. ($100; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–5: $55) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs Saturday, Sept. 8 Raft the White Salmon River Raft the White Salmon River Saturday, Sept. 8. Experience numerous class-III rapids until you reach the end of your trip, the legendary class-IV 10-foot high Husum Falls (depending on water levels) awaits you. Minimum age: 10 ($110)
Sunday, Sept. 9 Horseback riding Head to Elbe, a town located on the outskirts of Mount Rainier National Park, for a two-hour afternoon horseback ride Sunday, Sept. 9. No experience necessary. Minimum age: 7 ($80 Sunday, Sept. 9 Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel by the light of our headlamps — it’s nearly 2 miles long! Snake around the hills and over old train trestles on the way to Rattle Snake Lake Sunday, Sept. 9. The best part is, it’s a downhill ride. Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14 ($50) Popular Family trip Saturday, Sept. 15 Whitewater raft the Tieton River When most other rivers in the Pacific Northwest have run out of water, the Tieton River provides an excellent season finale. The yearly release of water from Rim Rock Lake each September turns the Tieton River into a big wave, class-III+ roller coaster! With steep gradient and guaranteed water, this trip offers non- stop action from start to finish Saturday, Sept. 15. Barbecue dinner included. Minimum age: 10 ($125) Saturday, Sept. 15 Soak in Sol Duc Hot Springs Take a soak at the Sol Duc Hot Springs at the Olympic National Forest Saturday, Sept. 15. Choose from three mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool with varying temperatures. Each mineral pool is drained and cleaned nightly to allow for the health and safety of all guests. Before you dip into the hot springs, you can join the guide on a 1.5-mile hike to Sol Duc Falls if you wish. ($50) Popular Family trip Sunday, Sept. 16 Introduction to sea kayaking Interested in kayaking but need to learn the basics or refresh rusty skills? The Sunday, Sept. 16 clinic will cover strokes, turns, equipment and launching/landing; plus give you time to practice your skills on American Lake. ($35) Sunday, Sept. 16 Geocaching adventure Learn the basics of this high-tech game of hide-and- seek Sunday, Sept. 16. Learn to use a GPS to navigate and then spend time finding local caches at Lewis North. ($35; ages 0–12: $10) Popular Family trip11. All You Can Eat Family Night Out 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. COMMUNITY EVENTS1. Military Mondays at the fair The Puyallup Fair celebrates the U.S. armed forces by hosting Military Mondays. Free gate admission is offered to all active, reserve, and retired military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans, when each shows valid military ID at any gate. Military Appreciation Days are Sept. 10 and 17. The Puyallup Fair will run from Sept. 7 to 23. Military members are welcome to also take advantage of 50 percent off rides at Monday Madness Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 for unlimited rides (excludes Extreme Scream) and one free carnival game for $27.50. Order online at thefair.com before Sept. 6 and pay just $22.50. The legendary rock band Heart performs on the Grandstand Stage Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Big Time Rush with special guest Cody Simpson perform. Tickets for reserved seats are available at www.thefair.com.2. Operation Rising Star 2012/Auditions Thursday, Sep 13, 2012, Round 1 is Sept. 20; Round 2 Sept. 27 Finals are Oct. 4 at Heroes Lounge. Must be 18 yrs. to attend. Open to active duty, guard, reserve, family members vocalists. Call 253-477-5756.3. Heroes Sports Lounge Country Hoedown Yeehaw — it’s a country hoedown Sept. 15 at Heroes Sports Lounge. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a barbecue dinner and drink specials. Deejay music and dancing start at 9 p.m. Open to ages 18 and older. Heroes Sports Lounge is in bldg. 2400 on Bitar and S. Division at Lewis Main. For more information, call 964-0331.4. JBLM Half Marathon Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at the MWR Tent. For additional information call 253-967- 4768.
5. JBLM Family and MWR Do you have gently used home items that youd like to sell? Rent a table or space at the MWR Fall Flea Market Sept. 22 in the MWR Fest Tent! For more info & registration form, call 253-967-6772.6. UFC 152 Catch UFC 151 action at no charge at Heroes Sports Lounge inside Cascade Community Center Sept. 22. Fights begin at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Cascade Community Center is located in building 2400 on Bitar and S. Division; for more information, call 964-0331.7. Newcomers orientation on September 25th for all new arrivals to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is held at the McChord Collocated Clubs, Bldg.700 Barnes Blvd, JBLM-McChord Field. Event includes complimentary lunch, bus tour of JBLM-Lewis Main and Lewis-North, static displays/on & off post vendors, and on site free child care. Casual/civilian attire (no earrings for male Soldiers). For more information call Lewis Main at 253-967-3628 or McChord-Field at 253-982-3125.8. Baby Shower Join Operation Homefront of Washington & Seattle Center-Next 50 in honoring our new and expecting military moms. October 14, 2012, 12-3pm at Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. All branches of the military from Washington – 250 moms / moms-to-be; moms who delivered after May 1st, 2012 or are due by April 1st, 2013; Preference will be given to first time attendees to an OHWA baby shower; Babies 6 months or younger may attend with their moms. Moms will enjoy a speaker, a baby fashion show, refreshments and of course a shower of gifts to help prepare for your bundle of joy! Registration starts August 15th! Watch our Website and Facebook for more details. www.operationhomefront.net/washington, http://www.facebook.com/OperationHomefrontWA?sk=wall. Questions–contact: Diana.Morrison@OperationHomefront.net9. Enter Bench Press and Deadlift Championships 2012 JBLM Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Branch presents the 2012 JBLM annual Bench Press and Deadlift Championships Oct. 20 at Soldiers Field House, Bldg. 3236 with free admission. Deadline for entry is Oct. 10. Pick up entry forms at JBLM Sports & Fitness Centers. For more information, call 967-5869.10. Employment/Home Business Opportunity Fair ACS Employment Readiness Program will host an Employment/Home Business Opportunity Fair on October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the AFC Arena in Bldg. 2275 Liggett Avenue. For more information call 253-966-8325.11. Oktoberfest at the MWR Fest Tent on JBLM-Lewis Main from 11am-10pm. Traditional German food, German beer, music, fun. Free admission. For details call 253-477-4299. KIDS1. Teen Zone before-school care available The Teen Zone at JBLM-Lewis Main is starting before-school care at 5:30 a.m. until students take the bus to Woodbrook Middle School, Harrison Prep, Mann Middle School and Lakes High School. The service is fee-based; participants must be registered with CYS Services. For more information, call Parent Central Services at 966-2977.2. Club Beyond F3 this Friday 31 August at the Chapel Support Center on McChord. Come hang out with your friends or meet new ones from 3-8pmish. 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. 31 August team is Amazing Race/Bigger and Better. 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!3. Registration for next months SKIES Classes Begins Saturday, Sep 1, 2012.4. Hillside Teen Zone Open House invites community The JBLM community is invited to the new Hillside Youth Center and Teen Zone Sept. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find out about the programs the youth center offers, as well as refreshments, games and tours.
EFMP EVENTS and RESOURCES1. EFMP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/efmpjblm or our website: ww.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp.html2. Madigan EFMP Office Move! The Madigan EFMP has moved to the 1st Floor of the Nursing Tower (previously where Child Guidance was located). They occupy rooms 1-28-11, 1-28-14 and 1-28-16. Madigan EFMP phone numbers will remain the same: 253-968-1370 (EFMP enrollments, disenrollments, updates) or 253-968-0254 (overseas screening).3. EFMP Enrollments/Updates: EFMP enrollment (Air Force and Army) must be updated every 3 years, or as the condition changes (whichever comes first). DD Forms 2792 (medical) or 2792-1 (educational) are needed to enroll, update or disenroll an Exceptional Family Member. For more info about Army EFMP enrollment dates, forms or process, contact Madigan EFMP: 253-968-0254 or 253-968-1370; for more information about Air Force EFMP enrollment and screening, contact the 62nd Medical Clinic at 253- 968-3350. Enrollment forms also available on the ACS EFMP website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp.html.4. EFMP Systems Navigator at the Airman & Family Readiness Center (AFRC): Did you know an EFMP Systems Navigator is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm? You can contact Jaclyn Gilley at (253) 982-8860 or stop-in for a visit. The Airman Resiliency Center is located on McChord Field: Bldg. 553, off Barnes Blvd just behind the A &FRC.5. 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 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, email@example.com, or stay tuned to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/efmpjblm.6. Employment, Volunteer, and Education (EVE) Resource Fair, October 10th, Madigan Medical Mall, Lower Level, 9:30am – 3pm: Learn more about educational and vocational community resources available our Exceptional teens and adults. For more information, contact 253.967.35207. Did you miss the JBLM EFMP newsletter? You can access it on-line at http://www.jblmmwr.com/acs_efmp_newsletters.html. If you would like to join our EFMP e-mail distribution list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact JBLM EFMP at email@example.com if any of the above contacts do not respond within 2 business days. TRAINING, EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT1. Need financial assistance for college? Check out pages 28 – 29 of the summer edition of Military Families Magazine. It talks about the different sources of scholarships. You can get a digital copy at www.AmeriForce.net.2. JBLM Apprenticeship & College Fair September 6th from 10am-3pm at the Stone Education Center, 6242 Colorado Ave, Lewis Main. For Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, Veterans, and Family Members. Over 35 Apprenticeship Agencies and over 80 Education Organizations. Trade & Apprenticeship Hands-on Displays.3. Career Day at Safeco Field September 7th at 8am. Join Hire America’s Heroes for this incredible job- seeking opportunity! We anticipate 100 exhibitors, including representatives from Aerospace, Financial, Healthcare, Insurance, IT, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail... and More! This event will also feature the
following activities: Interview Workshop, LinkedIn Workshop (job search tool), Career Coaching, Hero2Hired Matches Your Skills to Employer Needs (Hero2Hired is designed to match military resumes to the jobs posted by Career Day Employers), and ProLango Career Mixer (held between the recruiting fair and ball game – designed to cultivate relationships among job-seekers and hiring companies). Register NOW at www.HireAmericasHeroes.org. Career Day activities will be followed by the Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics game, with special discounts for Hire America’s Heroes Career Day participants. Have friends and family join you at the game: Get tickets today at www.mariners.com/HireAmericasHeroes.4. JBLM Education Services College Fair at the Stone Education Center, September 13th from 10am-3pm. This is your opportunity to visit College Representatives from around the state and country. For more information, 253-967-7174/7295 or www.lewis.army.mil/eso.5. JBLM ACAP Monthly Networking Event 1400-1700, the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Great American Casino, 10117 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA. Opportunity to connect with employers and build a network of professional contacts.6. AFTB Level I Classes Sep 11 – 12, 2012, AFTB Level I classes are held in Bldg. 2166, Sept. 11 - 12 from 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 Solving.7. Spouse and DA Civilian Resiliency Academy September 17-19, 2012 at the Family Resource Center (FRC) on JBLM-Lewis Main from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Classes are designed to help strengthen the resiliency of our Spouses by teaching them to look within themselves in order to learn to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. Resilience starts at home and in a networked community that cares. The Spouse Resiliency Academy is strengthening that network. For more details or to sign-up, please call 253-967-3544.8. Family Child Care Provider Training Looking for a rewarding job you can do from home and earn up to $2000.00 a month? Become a Family Child Care Provider. Free career training, subsidy, and lots of fun! All classes are required for a Family Child Care (FCC) Certification. You can pick up an application in Bldg 2013B Room 127, on the Corner of 3rd Ave and Pendleton. For additional information please call 967- 3039. Orientation: August 21, 6-8pm. Due to space availability and importance of the meeting, children are not allowed. Provisional Classes: September 11, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 21 from 8am-4pm. Family Child Care will provide “FREE CHILD CARE” during the Provisional Classes.9. Auto Centers offer classes Changing your own oil and fluids and lubing your vehicle saves you a lot of money — learn how at your Auto Centers — it’s easier than you think. The McChord Auto Center’s lube and oil change class is $25; the car check-up class is $20. Supplies are extra. Call to make an appointment for a class you want to take. For more details, visit JBLMmwr.com under Auto Centers. For more information about your Auto Centers, call the Lewis Main center at 253-967-3728 or the McChord center at 253-982-7226.10. 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.11. 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. 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. Sep 4, 2012 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. Sep 11, 2012 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. Sep 18, 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. Sep 25, 2012 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm For information contact Patsy Randahl, LMFT 253-968-4518 or Kathy Howell, LMFT 253- 968-455012. Marriage 101 Class at JBLM Chaplain Family Life Center. If you are engaged, newly married, or about to be engaged, this class is for you! Learn how to communicate more effectively, Work as a team to solve problems, Preserve and deepen your love and friendship, and Save your marriage--before (and after) it starts. Dates: September 7, October 12, November 2, and December 7. Lunch provided! Classes are from 0900-1500 at the Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel (Bldg 9120), at the corner of Jackson Ave. and Transmission Line Road. For more information or to register, please call the Chaplain Family Life Center at 253-967-1723. The class is open to both couples and individuals.13. 2012 ASIST workshops ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day workshop that trains you to become an effective caregiver for a person at risk of suicide. Learn to assist persons at risk of suicide, perform suicide first aid, help them stay safe and seek further help. ASIST is an interactive workshop that equips you to recognize invitations for help, reach out and offer support, review the risks of suicide, apply a suicide intervention model and link the person at risk to community resources. Evaluations have shown ASIST to be a very effective program, increasing a caregiver’s knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide. Call the JBLM Suicide Prevention Office for more information or to sign up for an ASIST T-2 class on the following dates: Sept. 6-7 and 20-21. Workshops are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each of the two days at JBLM Lewis North Chapel. The dress is civilian casual.14. JBLM Domestic Violence Conference October 18th, 8am-4pm at Soldier’s Chapel, Bldg 3799, South 20th & Stryker Ave, Lewis Main. Call 253-967-5940 for sign-up. Guest Speaker: David Thomas. Develop an understanding of domestic violence and its impact on the workplace, Develop procedures in the workplace that address domestic violence, Develop a coordinated response to domestic violence in the workplace, Develop employees’ awareness and skill in recognizing, responding to, and supporting employees who are victims of domestic violence. Schedule of events: 0800 - 0900 Light Breakfast, 0900 - 1200 Opening Remarks/Guest Speaker, 1200 - 1300 Lunch Provided, 1300 - 1600 Guest Speaker/Closing Remarks.15. Lewis Main Financial Readiness Services Location: Waller Hall, Room 400, 2140 Liggett Avenue. Hours of Operation: 0700 – 1630, Monday – Friday (OPEN all DONSA days, closed Federal Holidays). Services Available: Confidential one-on-one counseling for Service Members and their spouses (budgeting, debt management, credit counseling, investment education, general financial planning), Counselors can assist in obtaining and reviewing your Credit Reports, plus assist in clearing up issues listed on the reports. Personal financial management classes are also offered. Applications taken for Army Emergency Relief (AER). All services are free of charge. Appointment Line: Call 253/967-1453 to make an appointment with a Financial Counselor. Program POC: Mary T Cron, AFC, CHC, 253/967-9917, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lewis Main Financial Readiness Classes 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) Financial This all day class satisfies the financial topics for the 1st Term Awareness for Soldiers Mandatory Financial Training. Attendees learn how to deal 0830 - Entry Level with the basics of financial issues seen in everyday life. The classes 09/11 1630 Service cover: Understanding Your LES, Principles of Personal Finance, 09/25 members Financial Institutions and Checking Accounts, Planning & Budgeting, (Spouses Saving & Investing, Using Credit Wisely and Buying Insurance. If JBLM welcome) is your first duty station, these classes are a must for 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 Checking 0900 - learning session. Learn how to keep and maintain a checking account 09/18 Account 1130 register and then balance your transactions with the bank statement Maintenance to make sure all entries are accounted for correctly. This session covers the steps to buying a car. Learn how to shop for 1330 - Car Buying 08/29 not only the car but also the loan and the insurance; one size does not 1600 Process fit all. TSP and The course describes the types of assets that can be utilized when 1230 - 09/06 Retirement saving for retirement. It also discusses investment strategies one may 1400 Planning follow to secure a comfortable retirement Buy or rent: which option is best for you? Knowing when the time is 1300 - Home Buying 09/13 right to buy and understanding home buying basics may save you 1530 Basics thousands of dollars. Investing 101: The first part of a two part series, Investing versus Saving will give you 1300 - 09/20 Investing versus insight into making a better financial decision to either invest or save 1400 Saving based upon the nature of the goals you wish to achieve. Investing 102: The second part of the two part series, the Basics of Mutual Funds will 1415 - 09/20 The Basics of take you through what mutual funds are, how to search for them, 1545 Mutual Funds what to look for, and questions to ask before getting into investing. Tired of being in debt? Want to make better decisions in how to Financially Fit: 1300 - manage your money? This 3-hour class will start with the basics of 09/27 Debt Reduction 1600 hands-on budgeting, planning the paycheck priorities and learning Strategies how to achieve your goals. McChord Field Financial Readiness Classes Classes at McChord Field, please call 253/982-2695 to register Planning for Before making a large purchase, learn how this will affect your09/07 1330 - 1500 Large Purchases personal budget and see if you can really afford it. This lesson provides simple tools for evaluating your present financial09/04 0900 - 1030 Budgeting Basics situation, setting up a budget to control personal finances, and planning financial goals for the future. Understanding09/14 1330 - 1500 Understanding the different types of insurances. Insurance Required briefing for single first term airmen moving off base; Discuss08/31 1330 - 1500 pay entitlement, legal and consumer obligation associated with Ready to Rent09/07 1000 - 1130 tenancy and personal financial obligations. Also discussed are09/29 1330 - 1500 pertinent laws associated with renting a residence or apartment. This lesson explains how to choose the financial services and financial09/11 0900 - 1030 Banking Basics institutions that best meet your needs. The class concentrates on the Thrift Savings Plan, but also introduces Thrift Savings09/21 1330 - 1500 401k plans, 403b plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Plan (Military) Traditional and Roth accounts are compared and contrasted. Money and Gain a better understanding of where you are financially, where you09/18 0900 - 1030 Credit want to be, and how to better manage your money. Management Saving &09/25 0900 - 1030 Learn the basics of investing. Investing Basics
MADIGAN/COUNSELING NEWS1. 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. For family members, behavioral health care remains at Madigan Annex at the Child and Family Assistance Center that also includes walk-in services daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Madigan Behavioral Health Clinic at 968-2700.2. Caregiver Support Group: On the 3rd Thursday of each month, 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.email@example.com. Support Group for Women Caring for Warriors with PTSD meets the first Tuesday of each month from 5-6:30pm. Looking for resources to help better cope and understand PTSD? Need support from others who care and understand what you’re going through? Please call 253-966-8657 or email JBLMIMCOMDFMWRSFAC@conus.army.mil for meeting location and info.4. 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 477-3731.5. Counseling for youth through Military OneSource: If the child is younger than 13, he or she may participate in family counseling only. There is no individual counseling for children younger than age 13. If the child is between 13 and 18, they can have individual counseling but the parent must participate in the first session. Telephonic counseling is not available to this age group. If the child is over 18, they can request and attend counseling on their own provided they meet other eligibility criteria. For all callers in crisis, regardless of age, MOS will assess for risk and provide assistance as appropriate. A suicidal caller would not be turned away because of their age. MOS would work with the caller to ensure their immediate safety and to connect them with appropriate support services. Please note, MOS should not be promoted as a suicide hotline. A more appropriate resource would be the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The web link and phone number for this line is located on the MOS homepage. Their phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - The link provided below: https://www.militaryonesourceeap.org/achievesolutions/en/militaryonesource/BufferPage.do?content Id=26644 SITUATIONAL AWARENESSProtests: 30 August 2012. Posting from Pugetsoundanarchists.org: Rally at the Courthouse: Support GrandJury Resistors. The Seattle grand jury that has been formed to investigate Northwest anarchists. Time isNoon. Call for Coordinated Action August 24-31: Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters, Mon, 08/06/2012 -12:33pm — AnonymousGrand juries and the repression surrounding them are focused specifically on isolation in an attempt tostrike fear into the hearts of anarchists and all those associated with them. Whether you are close to thoseinvolved in the recent wave of Pacific Northwest anarchist repression or not, its impact has most likelytouched your region.In an attempt to counter that fear and isolation the days of August 24th to August 31st are being called as aweek of solidarity with anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. Lets turn that fear back toward our commonenemies and drive the impact of their repression into expressions of solidarity. Consider acting in ways thatcommunicate the passion for freedom that those in the Northwest have continued to express by theirrefusal to cooperate with the States witch hunt.
Remember that the next grand jury hearing is on Thursday August 30th at the Federal Courthouse indowntown Seattle. If you live in the area, please come to the Courthouse on 700 Stewart St. at 12noon for ademonstration outside. If you live outside the area, consider planning a solidarity demonstration in yourcity or an event about grand jury resistance.May their attempts at repression only make our aim stronger! HOURS, CHANGES, CONSTRUCTION1. Post office opens on Lewis North The 593rd Sustainment Brigade and 22nd Human Resources Company have teamed to offer full postal services to units, service members and families on JBLM Lewis North. Located in Building 12324 at 19th Street and 32nd Division Drive, the Lewis North satellite post office is open to everyone with JBLM access, offering sale of stamps and money orders; standard post office supplies including flat rate boxes, express envelopes and customs forms. It accepts delivery of all categories, including first-class, express and accountable mail. The post office accepts cash or credit cards. Open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed weekends, DONSAs and federal holidays. For information, call 967-5094.2. EXTENDED TRAFFIC INTERUPPTION: Intersection of Rainier Drive and A Street on Logistic Center/JBLM near the Logistic Center Gate will be under construction from 30 July 2012 thru 1 October 2012. Inbound and outbound traffic WILL be severely impacted. ALL inbound vehicles will be diverted onto Belmont Avenue for access to Logistic Center facilities and JBLM. Outbound traffic thru the Logistics gate WILL be restricted to passenger type vehicles and box trucks. ALL tractor/trailer (Semi type) rigs MUST exit via a different JBLM gate. Detour routes and road closures will be clearly marked." For information contact (CENWS-CD-FL-NF/253-584-5937). MOVIE SCHEDULESJBLM- Lewis Main Movie SchedulePH (253) 967-4329 *recording PH (253) 967-5976http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ReelTimeTheatres/Movies-JBLM.htm FRI Aug 31– 1900 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13) SAT Sep 01– 1400 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13), 1900 The Watch SUN Sep 02– 1400 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13), 1900 The Watch MON Sep 03 thru WED Sep 05– No Showing THU Sep 06– Family Night Out: 1900 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13) FRI Sep 07– 1900 Total Recall - 2012 (PG13) SAT Sep 08– 1400 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG), 1900 Total Recall - 2012 (PG13) SUN Sep 09– 1400 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG), 1900 Total Recall - 2012 (PG13) MON Sep 10 thru WED Sep 12- No Showing THU Sep 13– Family Night Out: 1900 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) FRI Sep 14– 1900 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) SAT Sep 15– 1400 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG), 1900 The Bourne Legacy (PG13) SUN Sep 16– 1400 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG), 1900 The Bourne Legacy (PG13)JBLM- McChord Movie ScheduleFree weekend movies - call 253-982-5836http://www.jblmmwr.com/other_pages/cc/theater.html New listings not available yet LOOKING FOR A PHONE NUMBER? Lewis Information (253) 967-1110 Madigan Information (253) 968-1110 McChord Information (253) 982-1110 SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK 2012 JBLM Phonebook: http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/pao/jblm2012phonebook.pdf
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