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HHC Family Update 22 August 2013 Unit Activities Click picture to zoom Aug 26—First IPR for the Fall Festival. Where: Bldg 3366, 2nd Floor Conference Rm POC: CPT Begazo Email: Aug 27 -FRG Leadership Team Meeting. Time: 5:30pm Where: Liberty Inn, Dupont (map) Who: 62nd Medical Bde FRG Volunteers, Advisors and future volunteers Topic: to discuss agenda for the next brigade steering committee meeting and upcoming events. Copy of June 27 meeting minutes POC: Beth Harley (253) 966-8998 Mary Belcher (253) 477-3027 Sept 9 - Brigade FRG Steering Committee Meeting Time: 11:30—12:30pm Where: 47th CSH Classroom, Bldg 3366 Who: 62nd Med Bde Command Team, FRG Leaders, co-leaders, advisors, BOSS rep Optional: other FRG volunteers POC: Beth Harley (253) 966-8998 Mary Belcher (253) 477-3027 Sept 6 (Tentative) - Cancer Awareness Seminar & Support Group Sign-up Event! Open to Soldiers, Family members and caregivers. A subject matter expert from Madigan will talk about various types of cancer, early detection through self-exam, treatments, coping and answer your questions. A diagnosis of cancer is life transforming. It can make you feel frightened and isolated. There are a lot of support group out there, but they are normally specific on certain types of cancer. Our support group is open to all types with the goal of providing knowledge, understanding, and resources. If you want to remain anonymous, feel free to send a representative. We will soon announce time/locations POC: MAJ Eckert 253-477-2928 /

Mark your Calendar for the upcoming HHC FRG Events Sept 14—BBQ/Sports @ Steilacoom Park. Oct 12—FRG Meeting/Pot Luck Oct 26—Bridage Fall Festival For questions, please contact 1LT Chappelle: or Chantal: Aug 15, 2013 Soldiers and Families had a video conference with Soldiers & 62nd Med Brigade Commander during the FRG meeting. Schools supplies were also distributed.

Kids & Teens Back to School Time


Families new to Carter Lake Hillside Elementary Schools can enroll new students at the Evergreen School, 9010 Blaine Ave. on JBLM-Lewis Main. New student enrollments will be accepted daily from 8am to 2pm in the Evergreen Elementary School cafeteria through Aug. 22 For more information, call Carter Lake Elementary at (253) 583-5210 or Hillside Elementary at (253) 583-5280. Military Extension Internship Program from Purdue University—is open to Military Youth who are recent graduate and would like to pursue a career in childcare and youth development. Read more Aug 23—last day to sign-up for the SKIES classes for the month of September. (Deadline: always at the 4th Friday of the month) go to and click on WebTrac. In the TYPE down menu, select SKIES Unlimited Program to see a complete listing of all Skies classes. SKIES offers a variety of instructional classes for infants through high school. Flier

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School Start Schedule

Aug 23—Orientation & Open House for Kindergarten. Transition week: August 26-30 See Flier for details Aug 24—”Oz: The great and powerful” movie at the beach in Shoreline Park. Bring your chairs and blanket. Flier

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Aug 26 @ 11-1pm Beachwood School open house. Aug 29 @ 3-5 pm Clarkmoor ice cream social & open house Good opportunity to meet your kid’s teacher and to get your questions answered.

On-Post Activities (AFAP) Armed Forces Action Plan 8-10 Oct 2013 Teen Conference 5 Oct 2013 AFAP is a program designed to improve quality of life for SMs and the Families. Good thing about this year’s conference is that, all issues to be submitted to the Dept of the Army will not go through FORSCOM anymore. AFAP still need issues and volunteers. Deadline to submit issues is on Sept 9 instead of Sept 1. Call (253) 967-3689 or go to:

Aug 27—Deuces Wild Triathlon, Shoreline Park. Flier Aug 28—Family Matter Parenting Conference. Dr. Tim & Darcy bring a powerful message that can benefit anyone who attends. This is a parenting conference, but anyone can benefit—Single, Going to have Kids, Don’t have Kids, Have Kids, etc...the resiliency message he will bring can be applied to leadership, relationships, work, home, anything. Soldiers can attend without spouses, spouses can attend without Soldier—childcare will be available. If attending, please register at Aug 29—Single Servicemember’s Day at the Warrior Zone. Flier. Sept 4—International Spouse Orientation @ 1-4pm. Location: ACS, Waller Hall, 2140 Liggett Ave, Lewis Main. Open to all foreign born Family Members to help them adapt and learn the American culture. To register and for questions, call 253-967-3633/3550. Sept 5—Audition Day for Operation Rising Star, Warrior Zone. Open to 18 yrs old and above. See flier for schedule and prizes. Sept 7—Meet and Greet Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders McChord BX @ 11am-12nn * Lewis Main PX @ 1pm-5:30pm Sept 15—JBLM Half Marathon. Flier

Back to School Deals Source:

 Free School Supplies—check with 1LT Chappelle if there are still school supplies left at the HHC company. If you missed it, please contact your FRSA at (253) 477 -3027.

Sept 18—Spouses’ Information Fair at McChord Club from 9-12pm. Flier Sept 20-22 -The 2013 Lancer (1025 SBCT) reunion will be held in here JBLM. Spend time together visiting the old stomping ground JBLM Lewis-McCHord and reconnect with former battle buddies and their Families. For more info call CSM ® Victor Mercado at (253) 9687734. Sept 21—Fall Flea Market at the MWR Tent. See Flier for details.

 The PX price match policy—if you see a lower price for the same item at another store, bring proof and the PX will match it for you. Online offer match by PX online store. In store offer match by PX store Read more  Apple Discount — buy a Mac computer at Apple store and get $100 App Store gift card, or a $50 gift card for an iPad or iPhone. PX you will give $100 gift card for Mac computers, a $50 gift card for an iPad or Pad Mini with Wifi+cellular (Flier), plus no sales tax. Click here for details of Apple store offer. • FREE SAT and ACT Prep Software—Pay only $13.84 per standard program to cover the cost of materials, processing/distribution. Read more.  Rent Textbooks thru MWR—to save time and money rent them from the MWR Bookstore online. Visit for exclusive savings, or go to Stone Ed Ctr at 6242 Colorado Ave., Room B114 (252-964-8185)  Other stores that has great back to school deals are OfficeMax, Amazon, and Walmart.


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Gift Wrap season is around the corner. Submit your request to fundraise by 25 Oct 2013. The Lottery Drawing will be held on 5 Nov at 6pm at the LCSC Cottage. For questions please contact LCSC Gift Wrap Chair, at:

Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) are gearing up for a sensational fall study season. PWOC Registration Palooza is on Tuesday, August 27 from 9:30am to 11:30am. For question fell free to call Isabella Colvin at WANTED! Sports Coach Volunteer CYSS is in need of head & assistant coaches. Sports vouchers are available, if you successfully complete training and background check. Call 253-967-2405 for more information. Submit your application by Sept 9

Nov. 11 - Book Signing with Si Robertson of the Duck Dynasty TV show. See flier for more details.

PAWS4VETS Veterans, Active Duty SMs and their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric or emotional disabilities can receive Psychiatric Service Dogs, Mobility Service Dogs, and Rehabilitative Assistance Dogs FREE of charge, through the Paws4Vets Assistance Dog Placement Program. A PTSD service dog attends a 6-week basic obedience course with their handler. Once fully trained, the dog offers assistance to those with emotional overload, anxiety, and with trouble navigating new environments. For more info visit For more pet news and tips, visit the Pet Corner

Nov. 2-3 LCSC Holiday Bazaar—sell your craft/home business stuff at the Holiday Bazaar. For info go to: For table/space pricing email to: JBLM Buddhist Community - meets every Thursday evenings (5:45— 7pm) at North Fort Chapel for a Meditation & Dharma Talk. Flier Love Bowling? The Tuesday Night Mixed wants you! Come and join their fun league. Adults of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Join a 4 person team (must have at least one male & female) or join as an individual. Initial Team Captain and persons joining as an individual need to attend the meeting on 27 August @ 6pm at the JBLM Bowl Arena, (across from the Mini Mall). The League season starts on 10 Sept a@ 6pm Flier Tuesday Relationship Topics for the month of September. For more info. go to JBLM Community Update go to For Carey Theater Movie Schedule, click here.

Off-Post Events Aug 22-Sep 9—Evergreen State Fair, Monroe Map & direction Search for Washington Craft Fairs and festivals, go to:


Aug 29—Great Military Ball Exchange at the Stacy’s Closet. Bring in a gown in your closet and get a store credit to spend on another ball gown. Free food and prizes. Fore more info, call Stacy’s Closet at 253-4111931 / Sept 2-22—Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Sept 7— Join the 11th Military Family Appreciation Day at Cabela’s. FREE food, entertainment, JBLM ICorps Band, Helicopter Candy Drop at noon and tons of FREE fun for Kids. Flier

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2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance at Carey Theater Santa’s Castle open house is on Sept 26 (by invitation only)

HHC Family Update  

This family update is created to provide updated information of events, activities, resources and tips for the families of HHC, 62nd Med Bde...

HHC Family Update  

This family update is created to provide updated information of events, activities, resources and tips for the families of HHC, 62nd Med Bde...