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FRG Advisor’s Messages Inside Issue: I lovethis statistics, though many are useless. Did you know that the average persons’ sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour? I know, who Unitbut Events 2 cares, more important who’s average? But there are some statistics which are important. Post Events 2 According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 64.5 million people Educationin 2012,3with religious and youth oriented activities having the volunteered most volunteers. So, how is this important? By having volunteers’ teach Kids / Teens 4 bible study, lead AWANA, etc., it saves money that can be used for outreach help out in schools; tutoring, reading to EFMPprojects. Volunteers 5 students; if your child play sports, the coach is most likely a volunteer. Contact Usfor volunteer 5 Opportunities service are endless! Volunteering, it’s about doing what you love. So what do you love? I love cooking & gardening. So I’ve cooked and served at a soup kitchen; pulled weeds at a public garden; and taught craft projects to children at a school.

Petal Pusher Gardening Group Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood

You will find joy when you are helping those around you and doing something you love. Make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a volunteer. PS Volunteers are needed at the CSH Easter Egg Hunt  Until we meet again…

2013 Volunteer

Susan of the Year: • Volunteer of the year nomination Hello, 47CSH Family. It is an honor as well as a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to you is now open until this month. I would like to talk about what it means to be a true “battle buddy.” I’m quite sure we have th all heard or even used this term on occasion. We often view our battle buddy as our #1 supporter, a March 18 confidant, a good working partner, a trustworthy friend, someone you can call on when you need help getting the mission accomplished, someone who you can share your thoughts with and not worry about • Anyone may nominate a JBLM being judged or belittled, someone that you can count on in times of trouble, and maybe even someone registered volunteer who can get through to you like no one else can. With that being said my question is, “Are you taking care of your battle buddy?” for recognition. Nomination should cover volunteer accomplishments during Jan –Dec Mrs.2012. Linda Dwyer

Taking care of your battle buddy can be as simple as asking that person how they are feeling or asking how their Family is doing. We should extend this care beyond the office it should also be practiced at home. If you are married naturally your battle buddy is your spouse. If you are a single Soldier your battle may be someone you workout with or someone in your barracks, maybe just someone you like sharing your time with. Either way, I think the way we take care of our battle buddy can have an enormously positive impact in their lives and in our lives.

• Categories: When we care enough to care it gets great results: We smile more, we have a little less stress, unit/Family morale gets a - Adult boost, and we find ourselves being more productive. So whomever it may be that you call or consider your battle buddy take just- Active a few Duty minutes to actually talk with them. Be genuine and sincere. Sometimes just a simple “good job” or “what can I do to - Family help you accomplish your goal” can change that person’s day from being not so well to being awesome. - Retiree Remember that when we take care of our battle buddy it shows. I pray that this message has been instrumental and - Youth

inspiring. Until we speak again, Be the Best Battle Buddy You Can Be! God Bless and Keep You! • IfMay interested, get the nomination form here or call 253Sincerely 967-2324. Mrs Linda Dwyer

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Unit Events Mar. 23 (11:30am-4pm) – CSH Easter Egg Hunt. All Soldiers and nd th Families of HHD/A Co., B Co., 102 FST, 250 FST and th 758 FST are invited. Location: TBD Lots of fun, games and prizes for kids, families,& Single Soldiers.

Classes: March 27 or 29

April 25 (1pm) or (6pm) – Care Team Training. When there is a casualty in our unit and when the Family of the Fallen Soldier requests a Care Team, a group of 2-3 team members will be sent in to give support. Please contact our chaplain’s office to sign-up for the training at 253-477-3019.

Post Events Mar 11 (5pm) – Every Monday Crochet Class at McChord Library. To join this four part class, call 253-982-3454. Mar 16 (10:30am-1:30pm) – Operation: Baby Shower. Free for expecting couples and new parents at McChord Club. Mar 16 (5pm) – Watch UFC 158 at the Warrior Zone or Heroes Sports Lounge. Mar 16 (12noon) – St. Patty’s Day Run at the MWR Fest Tent. Mar 17 (1pm) - NCAA Tourney at Warrior Zone. See dates & times Mar 17 – Wear Green and Save Green. St. Patty’s Day Sale at Whispering Firs. For other events in March . March 2013 issue

Mar 19 – Deadline to submit for the JBLM Volunteer of the Year nomination. Anyone may nominate a JBLM registered volunteer for recognition by completing the nomination form or call 253-967-2324 for questions. Categories: youth, retiree, active duty, family & adult. Mar 20 – Understanding Citizenship and Immigration at Waller Hall. Appointment required. Please call 253-967-3628 to schedule your appointment. Mar 20 – Spouses’ Newcomers Orientation. Call 253-982-2695 to register. Mar 23 (9-1pm)–Spring Flea Market at MWR Fest Tent. Call 253-967-6772 if you’re interested to be a vendor. Mar 26 (1200-1230)- Relax your Stress Away sessions at the McChord Employment Assistance Program (EAP). Open to all Soldiers, Family Members, DA/DAF civilians, and Veterans. EAP also helps you on all home life issues that impact your work. Call 253-982-5815.Click here for more info.

Operation Baby Shower McChord – March 16

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza & Soft Tacos & Bowling for $10 per person (does not st include shoe rental) every 1 Wednesday of the month at the Bowl Arena Lanes from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Call 253-967-4661. Outdoor Trips &Tours Mar 16 – Waterfall Tour Mar 23 – Sol Duc Hot Springs Mar 23 – Snow Tubing Mar 24 – Seattle Insider’s Tour Click here for more trip schedule.

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Training & Education Mar 12 (6-8pm) – Family Child Care Provider Orientation - Earn up to $2000 a month at home as a Family Child Care provider. FREE childcare while in training and free resources for your business. Where: FCC office in building 2013B. For more information, call the FCC office at 967-3039 or download flyer here. Mar 19-21 (9-2:30pm) – AFTB Class, Level III – enhance your professional growth and leadership development, especially if you are assuming advisory and mentoring roles within the unit and community. Class Schedule. Mar 21-22 (9am-2:30pm) – First Sergeant Spouse Seminar For new 1SG spouses or those who expect to assume the role in the near future. Provides information needed to take on the role of an informed, involved, productive, and proactive member of the Command Team Class provided by AFTB

FREE Computer Training for Veterans & Spouses.

Apr 3 - JBLM Volunteer Basic Training – designed for new volunteers but welcomes others who would like to attend. Provides the essential topics on general volunteer information, the importance of VMIS, types of volunteers, and ACS overview. Each attendee will receive an orientation checklist Resiliency Academy Class Schedules for March 2013 Learn problem solving skills, build your character strength and skills to deal with life issues. Family Member Employment Readiness - Open to family members with ID cards.  ACS Annex, bldg. 2166 (across Waller Hall) – Walk-in basis (253-967-3538)  A & FRC, McChord, 551 Barnes Road, McChord Field (253-982-2695)  Job Vacancies


“Free Financial Services, at the Army Community Service Click here for contact info.

Apr 10 – deadline for Ft. Lewis Scholarship Fund application. For high school seniors, military spouses and current college students. Application packet May 1 – application deadline for scholarships through the AER program.  Spouse Education Assistance program scholarship  MG James Ursano Scholarship Program MyCAA Scholarships –up to $4,000 financial assistance. Directory of other Education and Scholarship Resources

Relationship Workshop Series Every Tuesday from 2pm-3:30pm. Download the March class flyer, contact information and class map. Mar 12 – Is PTSD affecting your relationship? Learn about PTSD and how improved communication can reduce symptoms. Mar 19 – Emotional Competency. The best tool for anger management / conflict resolution and emotional closeness. Mar 26 – What Does my Family have to do with us? A look at family history & gender roles. Does your past affect your present?

March 18 @ 8am Veteran’s Business Class To sign-up call 253-9673258. Space is limited. For more info.

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Kids & Teens

47th CSH Update Mar 13 (1-4pm) – Easter Egg Hunt for Waiting Family Support Group at the FRC. Space is limited. RSVP to: 253-967-3633. Mar 15 – Registration deadline for Cross Country Runny & Fitness. Choose from 5K or 10K. Fee: $35/child ages 8-15. Mar 22 – Registration deadline for CYSS Track & Field. Fee: $ 55/child ages 6-15. To register, call 253-966-2977 or go to: and click WebTrac. Mar 22-24 - Spring OpX camp for middle school and high school. Free for military students 6-12 grade. Email Bryan for registration forms, Mar 22, 30, 31- JBLM Easter Egg-stra Special Fun. For dates, location and more details, Check out the March 2013 JBLM FOCUS magazine for more info. Apr. 1-5 -Spring Break Performing Arts. Call 253-967-5776 for more info. Apr 4 (1-4:30pm) – Kids Fest at MWR Fest Tent, AFC Arena & FREE bowling at the Bowl Arena. Join for fun, entertainment, crafts. Food available for purchase. Theme: Medieval Times Apr. 5 – Registration deadline for Spring Baseball & Lil’ Batter.

Spring Break Camps Apr. 1-5 - Spring Break Day Camp Express Apr. 1-5 & 8-12 – School-Age Spring Break Camps Apr. 1-5 & 8-12 – Middle School Spring Break Camps

Calendar of Kids Activities for March

Raindrops & Rainbow Club & Beyond

Apr 5 – Club Beyond Chili Cook-Off dinner at after middle school club and before high school club (6:00-6:30pm). Students will create a chili masterpiece (parents are strongly encouraged to provide guidance if necessary) and bring for dinner. All MS and HS students are invited to join. Play to Learn every 10-11:30am at Escape Zone 841 off Lincoln Blvd, McChord  Mar 13 – Going Green  Mar 20 – Colors of Spring  Mar 27 – Dental Health

Spring Sports Calendar

CYSS webpage

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