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Sept 19 & 26 – Watch round 2 and the finals for the Operation Rising Star. See flier for details. Click here if you want to see the top-8 Rising Star update. Sept 21 (9am-2pm) – Fall Flea Market. Shop at the flea market this coming Saturday at the MWR Fest Tent beside the Bowling Alley and the Skating Arena, Ligget Ave, across from the Mini nd Mall. Don’t forget to check out and buy from the 62 MED Brigade fundraising table to help our upcoming Fall Harvest th Festival on Oct 26 . Flier Sept 21 – Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament – one day tournament at the McChord Club

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UNIT ACTIVITIES: Sept 21 - 62nd Medical Brigade Flea Market Fundraising (9-2pm) We are still accepting donations. Please call Mary at 253-389-7172, if you need it picked-up. Stop by our table on Saturday, st Sept 21 at the MWR Fest Tent, behind the Bowling Alley. Flier

Oct 26 – “Save the Date” for our biggest ever 62nd Med Bde Fall Harvest Fest (1-5pm) Planned activities with unit tasking are: th Kids Games (56 MMB): − Bobbing Apples − Pumpkin Painting − Mummy Race − Face Painting − Guess the number − Corm Hole − Halloween Bowling − Haunted Graveyard rd Best in Costume (673 DS): − Kids, Adults, Pets, & Family Trunk-or-Treat(HHC) th Haunted House (47 CSH) Food, Candies & Prizes (tickets to Woodland Zoo, Macy’s Gift Card, Farrelli’s Pizza, and more) More info to follow soon!

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Sept 22 – Watch NFL on large screen TV at the Warrior Zone, North Fort. See game schedules here: or at Watch all the NFL action on base at the Caddy Shack, Warrior Zone & Heroes Lounge. No cover charge ti watch your favorite teams, wherever & whenever they’re playing, plus food & beverage specials. No fighting of the I-5 traffic. Sept 24 – Newcomer’s Orientation for all new arrivals in JBLM. Location: McChord Collocated Club, Bldg 700, Barnes Blvd, McChord Field. Includes FREE complimentary lunch, bus tour of JBLM-Lewis Main and North Fort, plus resources tables. Free on-site childcare for children registered with CYSS. Call (253) 967-3628 for more info. Sept 1-25 – September Special at the Bistro. Order one of their German Lunch Special (for $10 only) and get a FREE ticket for the Kirkland October Fest ( . See flier for more details. Hump Day Lunch Special every Wednesday at the McChord Globemaster Grill from 11am-1pm. Prices: Includes, Fries & Soda - $4 for club members, $5 non-members. For more info. go to JBLM MWR events page. Sept 25 - All-You-Can-Eat Pizza & Bowling for $10 per person (does not include shoe rental) at Bowl Arena Lanes, every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Call 253-967-4661. Oct 5 – Celebrate Octoberfest at the MWR Fest Tent from 11am-9pm – FREE Admission! Enjoy German-Themed music & entertainment, traditional German food & bier, Volkmarch, pony rides and FREE pony and hay rides, foam sword matches, volksmarch, and more! Flier Oct 12 – Fire Safety Fair at the M WR Tent. FREE food, fun fire safety activities, and giveaways! Call (253) 477-4299 for more info. Flier

ON-POST ACTIVITIES…CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Oct 4 & 11 – Comedy Friday Nights at Caddy Shack and the Bistro. Cost: $10 See flier for more details. Schedule of Shows: Oct 4 at the Caddy Shack: Jr. Berard & Jubal Flagg Oct 11 at the Bistro, Russell Landing: Louie Foxx, Geoff Lott, Geoff Young Oct 18 at the McChord Club: Mitchell Burrow, Adam Norwest, Duane Goad Oct 25 at the Warrior Zone: Fred Bowski, Benji Wright, Brad Upton Discover Washington through Outdoor Recreation trips and tours. For prices and schedules, call (253) 967-6263 / Carey Theater Movie Schedule for Sept 19-29, click here.

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH Join the 13th CSSB Suicide Awareness Walk with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Friday, September 27 @ 9:30am The walk is 4-miles with various agencies (military, faith, local community, etc.) set-up along the route with information, pamphlets, information and refreshments. Things will kick-off in JBLM-North at 9:30am with speakers (testimonial type from survivors/family) and walk starts at 10am. See last year’s event:

KIDS / TEENS Sept 21-22 – Youth Annual Pheasant Hunt at JBLM. The Western Washington Pheasant Release Volunteers, Pheasant Forever members and base staffers will host the annual hunt, releasing about 350 birds during the two-day event. Open to all licensed hunters younger than 16 years old. For information on registration requirements, call the center at 253-967-8260 / 253967-4768. For more information, contact Bill Ostrander at 253-847-3979. Read more… Sept 27 - Last day to sign up for next month's SKIES classes through WebTrak at ebtrac/jblmcyms.html. Oct 11 – Mark your Calendar! Registration begins for the celebration of Teen Read Week! Explore the dark depths of Sinister Hallow in search of Forbidden objects at the McChord Library on Oct 25 @ 7pm. For ages 11-17 Flier Sept 28 (6-8:30pm) – Annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Hillside Teen Zone, JBLM Main. Light snacks and refreshments. Register by Sept 23 at 253-967-4441. Flier See more of September activities at the Teen


Schools Open House Schedules Carter Lake – Sept 12 @ 5-6:30pm Evergreen – Sept 12 @ 4-6pm Clarkmoor – Sept 19 @ 5-7pm Hillside – Sept 26 @ 4:40-6pm Beachwood – Oct 3 @ 5-6:30pm

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OFF-POST ACTIVITIES Family Fun Activities for FREE Sept 21 - Celebrate the annual return of salmon to Donkey Creek. newsletter text here. Information booths, “chum burgers,” kayak, canoe and paddle board races, web of life costume parade (noon), kids’ games and storytelling. Location: Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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Sept 21 – Pioneer Festival. Experience the pioneer life at Tacoma’s first permanent, non-native residence and hands-on activities, games, music, and heritage craft demonstrations. FREE for all ages. Sept 21 (9-8pm) –Sept 22 (9-5pm) – Whidbey Island Kite Festival Features colorful and impressive kite flying displays, kids' kite making, beginning sportkite lessons, and a teddy bear drop (ages 9 and younger). Location: Camp Casey Conference Center, 1276 Engle Road, Coupeville, WA 98239 Sept 22 (10-4pm) – Skykomish Mini-Train Ride . The Great Northern & Cascade Railway will offer free rides on a mini train to the public as well as a railroad education program. Parking lot is on the left after crossing railroad tracks. FREE, donations welcome. Open on weekends. See more… Sept 22 – Experience Tillicum Village, through the Northwest Adventure Center. This 4-hour adventure features a cruise to Blake Island, a traditional NW Indian-style buffet and a performance by the Tilicum Village dancers. Popular Family Trip. See more info and prices, as well as other Northwest Adventure trips Sept 28 – FREE admission to the WA State Parks - normally cost $11-15 dollars per car. A discover pass will still be required on these days to access land managed by the WA State Dept of Natural Resources and the Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Active Duty servicemember, gets FREE annual discover pass. See discover pass flier for more details. Sept 28 – “Family Day: Kids Can” at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle. FREE for all ages. Are you and your family inspired to make a change, but not sure where to start? Check out “Family Day: Kids Can” at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center to learn about the countless ways kids can get involved in giving back. At this free event you’ll hear inspiring stories from heroes in the community, get connected with family-friendly volunteer opportunities, and participate in hands on activities that demonstrate how simple and exciting it is to make a difference. Open link for more info.


Oct 4 – FREE day at Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia, WA 98109. Oct 5 (10-4pm) – Scarecrow Festival, Sehmel th Homestead Park, 10123 78 Ave, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Scarecrow contest and display, carnival games, hayrides, pony rides ($5), farm animals, food, entertainment, KidsZone ($2) and more. Oct 5 (11am-2pm) – Enjoy a FREE admission to the st Asian Art Museum (every 1 Sat. of the month). Enjoy free admission plus hands-on art activities and entertainment. For ages: toddler, pre-school, elementary. Place: 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle, WA 98112 th

Oct 6 – Military Spouses/Girlfriends 5 Annual Pampering Party – FREE hair styling, massage, beauty treatments, teeth whitening, give-aways, prizes and more. Space is limited, so register right away. See flier for more details. Oct 6 (11am-4pm) – A naturalists will be on hand to answer questions, while you watch salmon spawning in the Cedar River. Sat & Sun thru Oct. 27. Limited parking, Location: 17410 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy, Renton.




18 SEPTEMBER 2013 Sept 23, Oct 15, 23 – CPR & First Aid Classes. This 8-hour class is American Hearth Association-certified. To register call 253966-7466 / Sept 25 (12pm) – Estate Planning, McChord Library. Flier The Army Community Service can help you plan your estate too. Using personal experience after her husband passed away earlier this year, financial counselor Ryki Carlson of the Survivor Outreach Services at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will tell you there were a lot of factors that caused her to say “I wish somebody would have told me that.” Read more Sept 25 (9am-2pm) – Homebuyer’s Education Workshop – thinking of buying a home? This workshop is for you. Location: Stone Education Center Auditorium, Bldg 6242, Colorado Avenue. Call 253-967-5354 or 253-967-5334 for more info.

Delete text and place photo here. Oct 7 (9-10am) – Smooth Move Workshop for departing individuals, held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 551 October 7; November 4; and December 9. Please register by calling 253-982-2695 or e-mailing Looking for Scholarships available to the Military Families? Click here to download the list.


The Employee Assistance Program is now available at JBLM McChord Field, at 555 Barnes Blvd (CE Building). The EAP is a free, confidential information, referral and consultation service for adult living issues available to DOD civilian employees, retired military personnel, and family members of active duty service members and retirees. For class schedules, appointments or information email or call 253-982-5815. Immigration Office – The USCIS Officer will be available the First and Third Wednesday of each month at ACS Waller Hall, Bldg 2140, JBLM Lewis- Main. Call (253)b 967-33633/7166 for questions or to schedule your appointment. Flier The ACS Employment Program offers classes twice a month (Flier): nd

Competitive Resume, every 2 Thursday of the month from 9am-12pm. rd Complete Interview, every 3 Thursday of the month from 9am-12pm Call (253) 967-3538 to register. Childcare is available if registered with CYSS Washington Connection – is your link to resources outside JBLM. Offers a variety of ways to apply for assistance online. – is your community resources & benefits finder. Neighborhood Clinic – provides urgent medical care to patients who cannot afford/access health care. Call for clinic hours at (253) 627-6353.

47th CSH Update - 18 Sept 2013  

This family update is sent to provide Soldiers and their Families with information on events, activities, benefits and opportunities availab...

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