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April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until truck is full) Event is open to the community.

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We will also be collecting nonperishable food items for local food banks as well as canned or bagged pet food to donate to local animal shelters.

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6 Good eats & good treats! Enjoy a German buffet at Volksfest, reserve your seat now at our delicious Easter brunch and treat your administrative professional to lunch.

fun 8 Find boredom busters that appeal to you

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Buy and sell at the annual spring flea market; enter billiards and bowling tournaments; participate in karaoke and open mic nights; check out new specials & events at Sam Adams Brewhouse.

feature 14 See what’s happening at Eagles Pride Golf Course With course improvements and a new Sam Adams Brewhouse in the works, you’re going to want to check out the course!

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adventures 17 Take an epic journey Explore the world with trips on the sixmonth adventure schedule; the Marina seasonal opening; open house & yard sale.

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24 Get fit with fun run Register for the first-ever Awareness Run; play intramural sports. The subject in this photo is a model for illustrative purposes only.

youth 26 Month of the Military Child Celebrate your military kiddos; enroll for sports and classes; give yoga a try; find a summer job.

military & Family readiness 30 Education & awareness

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Honor Gold Star spouses; learn about sexual assault prevention and child abuse prevention during observance month activities; SFAC classes.

libraries 34 Your ‘code’ to learning

FROM THE COVER Cover: Photo illustration by Jessica Gomez Month of the Military Child Kick off the Month of the Military Child at Kids’ Fest Thursday, April 6. See page 28 for details. Plus, there are myriad great events all month long for military kiddos and their Families, Service members and everyone in the JBLM community.

Sign up today for Camp Code to make your own video game; join the book club; attend storytime and craft events.

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April is a month to honor, celebrate and educate

FOCUS JBLM Family & MWR

Family & MWR is honoring Gold Star Spouses and JBLM volunteers (pages 33 and

Director, Family & MWR William E. Harvey

31, respectively), and celebrating military children (page 28). We’re also helping

Creative director

spread the word about Child Abuse Prevention Month (page 30) and Sexual Assault

Promotions director

Awareness and Prevention Month (page 32). Join us at our inaugural Awareness Run

Editor & graphic designer

Saturday, April 29. Details are on page 24.

Writer/graphic designer

Spring is in full swing, and we have some great events for you this month! The festive Volksfest is Wednesday, April 5. Reserve your seat now for a tasty Easter Brunch Sunday, April 16. Sell or find home and yard treasures at the annual spring flea market is Saturday, April 22. Find fun at your bowling centers, as well as Sam Adams Brewhouse (fun new specials and events on page 11) and Warrior Zone. You could win big take the stage for karaoke and open mic night (page 10). The perfect time to visit JBLM golf courses? Spring! Whispering Firs is hosting an open house Saturday, April 8, while the Eagles Pride open house is Friday, May 5. Find details about upcoming golf events and our courses on pages 7 and 14. Customer feedback is a valuable tool that helps us provide top-rate service and pro-

William E. Harvey Director, Family & MWR at JBLM

Kelly Wetzel Kimberly Rowe Patti Jeffrey

Contributors Jessica Gomez and Jackie Kelly Contributing photographers Ursula Buford, Scott Hansen, Patti Jeffrey, Kelly Wetzel, Outdoor Recreation program and Northwest Guardian For commercial sponsorship or advertising inquiries, off-base businesses, call Angela Frasier at 253-966-2256.

in the Warrior Zone’s eight-ball billiards tournament Saturday, April 8 (page 8), and

grams for the JBLM community. Share your thoughts at ice.disa.mil.

Toby Bartley

Submissions are welcome but may be edited for accuracy, clarity and style. Photo submissions, accompanied by a release from the photographer and the Family/individual are also accepted. Send full-resolution (1–4 MB) jpgs to kimberly@JBLMmwr.com. The editor reserves the right to use photos for any future Focus publication in print and online without restrictions. Photos may be resized for magazine formats. Photographer will be given credit. The JBLM “FOCUS” is an unofficial monthly information source. Activities described herein, which are open to authorized patrons and, where applicable, guests, are subject to change; contact the activity for confirmation. Opinions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent Family & MWR, Joint Base Lewis-McChord or any U.S. government entity. The use of a commercial sponsor logo or mention of a commercial sponsor or other organization does not constitute U.S. government endorsement. Visit us at JBLMmwr.com or fb.com/JBLMFamilyMWR.

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Treat yourself to great dining out at MWR eateries! Miss Oktoberfest? Attend Volksfest If you love the festivities of Oktoberfest and wish we’d celebrate spring the same way, then you’re in luck! Come out to Volksfest at the Club at McChord Field Wednesday, April 5 from 5–7 p.m. You don’t need to be a member to attend. Enjoy an authentic, delicious German buffet with a live oompah band, German beer on tap and Riesling (for those preferring wine). The cost is $22.95 for ages 11 and older, $12.95 for ages 4–10 and free for ages 3 and younger. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

You’re invited to Easter brunch! Make Sunday, April 16 extra-special by taking the entire Family or your friends out to Easter brunch at the Club at McChord Field — everyone’s invited! The Club offers menu items for every taste. Try a made-to-order omelet or other egg dishes, French toast, bacon, sausage and other breakfast items. Fill up on roast baron of beef, glazed ham, roasted fingerling potatoes, gourmet ravioli, glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts, chilled shrimp and smoked salmon, mixed greens, a variety of fruits and vegetables, assorted cheeses and breads and delectable desserts. Champagne and wine are available for purchase. The cost is $28.95 for ages 13 and older,

$14.95 for ages 4–12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Club members receive a $2 discount on listed prices. Seating is at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Thank your admin pro with lunch Treat your administrative professional to lunch on their annual appreciation day Wednesday, April 26! The McChord Grill is offering a special lunch 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. at 700 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field. Call 253-982-5581 for details.

Come out for dinner at the Club Club members are invited to the Club at McChord Field’s Member Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, April 26, 5–7 p.m. Dinner’s free for members and $5 for Family and guests. You don’t need to be a member to attend the Club’s monthly dinner from 5– 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 with a special Mongolian barbecue. Ages 13 and older cost $16.95; ages 4–12 cost $8.95. Club members receive a $1 discount per meal.

The WZ treats you to food & fun Come on out to the Warrior Zone at Lewis North for April food specials: • Baseball opening day is Sunday, April 2; treat yourself to a $5 chili dog. • Try macho chili nachos for $6 during the finals for the poker tourney Wednesday, April 5. • During UFC 210 Saturday, April 8, try the wings with new flavors. The heated, covered patio is also open for food specials hot off the grill while you watch the fights in comfort. • Mondays, order a strawberry, lime or Jalapeno margarita for $6. • Thursdays, get loaded fries for $4.50 and a Philly cheesesteak pizza for $9.50 while you watch TV or entertainment on the patio. • Get in on happy hour weekdays from 5–7 p.m. Order a draft pitcher for $2 off or bottled beer or pints for $1 off. The WZ is on the corner of 17th and D streets and is open to ages 18 and older only. See page 11 for more food and fun.

APRIL Clip ‘n’ Save COUPON

Take $1 off lunch at the McChord Grill 700 Barnes Blvd. inside the Club at McChord Field

Weekdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Offer good April 1–30, 2017; no cash value. One coupon per customer.

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Compete in billiards tourney Eliminate your opposition to win a cash prize, first- or second-place trophy and bragging rights at the Warrior Zone’s double-elimination singles eight-ball billiards tourney Saturday, April 8. The event is open to all Service members ages 18 and older and is $10 per entry. Sign in from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for the 1 p.m. start. The WZ is on the corner of 17th and D streets at Lewis North.

entries). The entry fee is $100 per bowler.

253-982-2124.

Bowl Arena Lanes is at 2272 Liggett Ave.

Sell home & yard treasures at Spring Flea Market

Pick up your entry form at the front counter or download it from JBLMmwr. com/bowling. The tournament is open to active duty, retired military, current DOD employees and all spouses. All entrants must be USBC members. For more details, call 253-967-4661. at Lewis Main.

Paint a canvas in art & wine event

You’re invited to golf open houses

One person’s trash is another one’s

Come out and see what Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs have improved over the winter months to get ready for the season! Both open houses start at 10 a.m. with complimentary finger food, a course update and green fee specials. Whispering Firs’ open house is Saturday, April 8 and Eagles Pride’s open house is Friday, May 5. For more details, call Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124 or Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522.

treasure at the annual Spring Flea Mar-

in the fun at the Wine and Canvas

ket in the MWR Fest Tent Saturday,

Night. April’s event is from 6–8:30 p.m.

April 22 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Friday, April 28 at Nelson Recreation

Enter spring golf tourneys Get in the swing of spring play at JBLM golf courses. Both Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs have tourneys and specials lined up just for you: • Match up with the Masters Saturday, April 8 at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs. Format is stroke play and blind

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draw for pro. The cost is $10 plus your green fee. • Beat the Staff Week April 17–21 at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs from 7 a.m.–3 p.m., play for $40 per team plus green fees. The format is fourperson better ball, one gross, one net. For entry details, call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at

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You don’t need to be an artist to join

Clean out your closet, garage or attic,

Center (please arrive 15 minutes prior to

rent tables or spaces and sell your gently

start time). Art supplies, light appetizers

used items for cash! The cost for two

and your first glass of wine are included

tables, spaces or a combination is $26.

in the cost.

For three spaces, tables or a combination,

Seating is limited, prepayment is

pay $30. Each additional table or space

required and you must be age 21 or older

is $6. For more information on rent-

to attend. For reservations and payment,

ing your sale area, email specialevents@

call 253-982-6726/6718. The cost is $30

JBLMmwr.com or call 253-967-6772.

per person.

The MWR Fest Tent is at Lewis Main at

Nelson Rec is at 3168 2nd Division Dr.

2200 Liggett Ave.

at Lewis Main.

Enter Northwest Military Masters

Have fun at glowball tourney

Bowl Arena Lanes invites you to enter the 11th Annual Northwest Military Masters Tournament Saturday, April 22. One in four bowlers wins cash and

Bring your clubs, flashlight and appetite when you enter Whispering Firs’ Glowball Golf Tournament Friday, April 28. The shotgun start for the

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Continued from page 8. two-person scramble is at 8:30 p.m. after a barbecue at 6. For $45, you get nine holes of golf with a cart, one glowball and barbecue meal — if you win, you’ll receive a prize! Register in advance by calling the pro shop at 253-982-2124. Whispering Firs is at 895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field.

Get in on golf combo Grab a bargain at JBLM golf courses with the new golf combo (green fee, a shared cart and a $6 food voucher). Prices vary according to days: Sat & Hol. PRICING: Mon–Thur Fri after noon Ranks E1–E5 $33 $33 $33 Ranks E6 & above, DoD & Retirees $39 $41 $41 General public $43 $45 $48

Sun. after 11 a.m. $33 $41 $45

For more information, call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124. Eagles Pride is located off I-5 Exit 116. Whispering Firs is at 895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field.

Club member scholarship program accepting applications Need money for college? The Air Force Club Scholarship Program is accepting applications for 2017. Members of the Club at McChord Field and their Family members are encouraged to apply with a five-minute video. Applications and prompts are available at myairforcelife. com/clubs or the Club office. A total of six scholarships will be awarded.

The deadline is Friday, May 12. Not a Club member? Pick up an application for membership at the Club at 700 Barnes Blvd. Call 253-982-5581 for more information.

Enjoy fresh talent at Open Mic & Karaoke Nights Celebrate Open Mic and Karaoke Night at the Warrior Zone the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Entertain your friends on stage with music, comedy or the spoken word and come back for more! The WZ is open to ages 18 and older. For more information, call 253-477-5756. The WZ is on the corner of 17th and D streets at Lewis North.

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Create, decorate and make your world brighter this spring with your choice of classes. April classes include: • Creating a rustic pallet welcome sign for your home or office. Sign up for the Saturday, April 1 or Wednesday, April 29 workshop for $20 per person. • Kids’ Craft bowling pin bunny Friday, April 14, 3:30–5 p.m. Your kiddos can make a cute bunny to bring home — only $2 per child. • A two-session sewing class to make an apron while learning how to use a sewing machine (be sure to bring the discount coupon below). • Piecing together an eye-catching tulip glass mosaic (clip the coupon below

Make the Arts & Crafts Center your creative space

for free instruction and only pay for

Did you know that the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field is there for you to come, explore and get creative? The pros can help you tackle any creative project — matting and framing, engraving and embroidery, vinyl and fabric decals, personalized gifts for all

For descriptions of other classes, visit

New hours for bowling centers Bowl Arena Lanes is changing its hours starting Saturday, April 1. It’s open Sunday from 1– 7 p.m., Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Call 253-967-4661 for details.

50% Off Sewing Class

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6726

occasions and much more.

materials). JBLMmwr.com/arts_crafts. Students must preregister and prepay for all classes. The Arts and Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. Call 253-982-6723 for more information or to sign up for a class, or call 253-982-6718 for framing. Sounders Lanes’ new hours start Monday, April 10. It’s open Tuesday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday from noon–9 p.m. Sounders Lanes is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 253-982-5954 for more details.

Free Glass Mosaic Class

(discount applies to instruction only)

(discount applies to instruction only)

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good April 1–30, 2017.

Limit one coupon per customer per class. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good April 1–30, 2017.


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ake Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM your “hometown” bar with great food and fun, including major sporting events and UFC payper-view Saturday, April 8 on bigscreen TVs. It’s also the only place for a sit-down dinner with tasty new menu items and 16 brews on tap.

Toss-Up Tuesdays Get in on Toss-Up Tuesdays at Sam Adams starting March 7! Every Tuesday from 4–10 p.m., flip a coin for your first drink. If you call it correctly, you receive $1 off your first drink (everything after is regularly priced).

Bunco at the brewhouse Like to play Bunco? Grab some friends (or make some new ones) at Bunco at the Brewhouse from 6–10 p.m. Saturdays, April 15, May 6 and June 10. The buy-in per person is $10.

Free karaoke Belt out your favorite tunes for good times and lots of fun from 6–10 p.m. Saturdays, April 22, May 20 and June 24.

Triva night & prizes Are you good at trivia? Test your knowledge at Sam Adams’ free Trivia Night from 7–9 p.m. Fridays, April 14 and 28, May 12 and June 9 and 30 for fun and prizes.

B-I-N-G-O! Sam Adams is at 2400 Bitar Ave. and Division at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-964-2012 or visit JBLMmwr.com/samueladams.

See if you can win prizes at Sam Adams’ free Bingo night Wednesdays, April 5 and 19, May 3 and 17 and June 7 and 21 from 7–9 p.m.

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4x10-ft Garden Plots • Located near the horse stables at Lewis North and at McChord Field. • Rakes, compost and water hoses provided! Call for rates and details: 253-967-7744 Lewis North & 253-982-2206 at McChord Field Volunteer at the Lewis North Community Garden on April 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and get a free T-shirt.

The doctor will see you now. Active duty families can get same day appointments at the Pacific Medical Centers clinics in Lakewood and Lacey when they join USFHP.

The Pacific Medical Centers clinics in Lakewood and Lacey were built with military families in mind.

Get your FREE umbrella! Come to an informational meeting in April and take home an umbrella as our gift.

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USFHP is a TRICARE Prime® option that delivers top-quality, low-cost (or FREE) health care. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Focus April 2017

US Family Health Plan is a TRICARE Prime option. It is a permanent part of the Military Health System.

Find out more:

1 (866) 418-7346 www.USFHPnw.org


Proudly creating smiles for our military and their families. 253-582-1611 10025 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW in Lakewood

gldsmiles.com

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On target A new Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course is making its debut soon. The indoor-outdoor brewhouse and event center is the perfect location for pairing a golf event with a meeting, with a capacity of 150 guests. The event center is also ideal for weddings, retirements, reunions and more with a variety of catering options, plus service from Sam Adams.

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By Patti Jeffrey

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agles Pride Golf Course is on a mission. While it still prides itself on its rich military history, the golf course is zeroing in on attracting and keeping new patrons from all walks of life around the region.

The public-access golf course is top-dressing green complexes and remaining on par with the regional marfairways, rebuilding holes for more level ket, including new golf courses in the play, completing a new driving range area, and is positioning itself to bring in area and building a high-caliber pracand keep loyal patrons with aggressive tice center. Eagles Pride is continuously pricing, a superior golf experience and improving not only its grounds and memorable times in its new event center. buildings, but its reputation among both There’s no place in the world like it. military and public golf courses. Surrounded by abundant natural habitat, Redesign improves play Eagles Pride has earned the prestigious Eagles Pride is hosting an open house Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary ProFriday, May 5 to showcase golf course gram’s certification. Working alongside improvements, including a redesign on nature to conserve the environment, holes 14 and 15 to create wildlife, air and water a more player-friendly quality, Eagles Pride still Eagles Pride is conenvironment with offers golfers the chaltinuously improving quicker flow-through lenges they crave. The

not only its grounds

for golfers.

course sits adjacent to “The remodel has the Nisqually Wildlife and buildings, but removed the blind Refuge and is surroundits reputation among shots from number ed by 227 acres of native both military and 14 — it will play to 185 woodland forest. Golfers yards from the back play 18 holes in winter public golf courses. tee slightly uphill and — in summer, the golf well-bunkered,” says course reverts to its 27Jim Smith, golf course superintendent. hole configuration for a wide variety of th “The 15 hole design is more challengplaying conditions. The golf course itself consists of about 60 percent woodlands and wetlands. For the past four years, the golf course has been remodeling green complexes and bunkers, routinely cultivating and

The project focus has been on providing a challenging and fun experience for all skill levels.”

Dining and party experiences take on a whole new level A new Samuel Adams Brewhouse is being constructed at Eagles Pride. Expect the new Sam Adams to open in late spring with a menu that’s different than Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM at Bitar and Division. Menu items will include Pacific Northwest chowder, hearty sandwiches, fresh salads and appetizing starters. And there will be beer! Sam Adams will rotate its best brews with new offerings seasonally. The newly modernized dining and conference space at Eagles Pride will offer stained concrete floors, a fireplace and four roll-up doors that open onto the outdoor patio on warm days. A stateof-the-art conference room will accommodate both business meetings and private parties. It’s the perfect location for pairing a golf event with a meeting, with a capacity of 150 guests. The event center is also ideal for weddings, retirements, reunions and more with a variety of catering options, plus service from Sam Adams at Eagles Pride. Look for a grand opening announce-

ing than before. It’s 390 yards from the

ment this summer. For current golf

back tee with an elevated view from tee

specials and events, turn to pages 8–10.

to green and a fairway landing about 75

Eagles Pride is located off I-5, Exit 116.

feet below the tee. We’ve added bunker-

For more information, call the pro shop

ing and a slightly larger putting surface.

at 253-967-6522. JBLMmwr.com

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E X P LO R E W I T H U S

/SeeYouOutsideJBLM

Experience the Pacific Northwest — and the world — from the top of the trail, from the water and more! Turn the page for the latest long-term adventure calendar and get planning for outdoor recreation opportunities both near and far. JBLMmwr.com

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focus | With this trip list, you can plan your epic outdoor adventures trips for summer vacation and into fall! Trip gear and transportation are included. Join JBLM’s outdoor experts on adventures of a lifetime! Details and registration are available at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. Outdoor adventure

Date

Cost

Wilderness First Aid

April 15–16

$225

Hike Salmon La Sac

Saturday, April 15

$90

Sunset photography

Saturday, April 15

$55

Hike Dungeness Spit

Sunday, April 16

$60

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, April 18

$35

Pedals & pints

Saturday, April 22

$55

Snowmobile-accessed backcountry ski

Saturday, April 22

$165

Landscape master class

Sunday, April 23

$45

Whitewater raft Wenatchee

Sunday, April 23

$65

Ape Cave adventure

Saturday, April 29

$55

Introduction to backcountry ski

Saturday, April 29

$95

Learn to capture all your adventures with photography trips and classroom workshops. • Scenic Columbia River Gorge • Sunset, landscape, waterfall photography & night photography • Composition for photography • GoPro video editing • Mastering Photoshop • Steptoe Butte photography • North Cascade photography • Astrophotography • Timelapse photography • Photography 101

Gray whale watching

Sunday, April 30

$120

Whitewater raft Wenatchee

Sunday, April 30

$65

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, May 3

FREE

Mount Adams, South Spur route

May 5–7

$750

Night sky photography, Olympic Coast

Saturday, May 6

$85

Bike Snoqualmie Valley

Saturday, May 6

$75

Bella Donna river SUP

Sunday, May 7

$65

Composition for photography

Sunday, May 7

$50

Explore the outdoors in a comfortable environment on ladies-only Bella Donna trips. • Ladies yoga & climb • River SUP • Back-to-school mama’s bike • Mother-daughter BC ski ride • Mother-daughter paddleboard adventure

Denali summit attempt

May 10–29

$5,000

Mother’s Day rafting

Sunday, May 14

$65

Pedals & pints

Sunday, May 14

$55

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, May 16

$35

Adv. sea kayak skills course, Deception Pass

Sunday, May 21

$100

Hike Wallace Falls

Sunday, May 21

$55

Mother-daughter BC ski

Sunday, May 21

$95

Beach camping at Olympic National Park

May 27–28

$175

Whitewater raft Wenatchee

May 27–28

$175

Mount Baker, Easton Glacier route

June 2–5

$750

Steptoe Butte photography

June 3–4

$200

Bungee jump/zipline adventure

Saturday, June 3

$135

Raft the Skykomish

Saturday, June 3

$120

ATV ASI RiderCourse™

Sunday, June 4

$35

Horseback riding

Sunday, June 4

$70

Kayak San Juan Islands

Sunday, June 4

$150

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, June 7

FREE

Intro to standup paddleboarding

Saturday, June 10

$45

Waterfall photography

Sunday, June 11

$75

Whitewater raft Wenatchee

Sunday, June 11

$65

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

Saturday, June 17

$55

Ladies yoga and climb

Saturday, June 17

$85

Lake Ann turns all year

Saturday, June 17

$90

Paddleboard Tacoma

Saturday, June 17

$60

Father’s Day raft & ribeye

Sunday, June 18

$120

Adventure trips at a glance Travel internationally. • Alpamayo, Peru, expedition • Thailand climbing

• Ama Dablam Himalayal Nepal • Peru adventure

Experience the Pacific Northwest on the trails. • Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel, • Hike Salmon La Sac, DungeCle Elum & Duthie Hill ness Spit and Wallace Falls • Moonlight hike Mount • Pedals & pints Rainier • Horseback riding

Reach new heights with rock climbing and summit trips. • Mount Olympus, Blue Glacier • Mount Adams, South Spur • Exit 38 climbing • Denali summit attempt • Intro to multi-pitch climbing • Mount Baker, Easton Glacier • Basic rock climbing, Smith • Mount Rainier, Emmons Rocks Glacier • Yoga & climb • Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier Get out on the water with: • Kayak skills class • Gray whale watching • Mother’s Day rafting • Whitewater raft Wenatchee • Kayak San Juan Islands • Intro to paddleboarding • Paddleboard Tacoma • Lake Ann adventure Plus, there’s more: • Beach camping at Olympic National Park • ATV RiderCourse™

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Father’s Day raft & ribeye Sea kayak Tacoma Narrows Sea kayak Ballard Locks Washington Coast surf After-work SUP Orca whale watching Sea kayak Cutts Island

• Ape Cave adventure • Wilderness First Aid • Bungee jump/zipline

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Outdoor adventure

Date

Cost

Outdoor adventure

Date

Cost

Horseback riding

Sunday, June 18

$70

Intro to multi-pitch climbing

Aug. 19–20

$275

Pedals & pints

Sunday, June 18

$55

Raft the White Salmon River

Saturday, Aug. 19

$110

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, June 20

$35

Photography 101

Sunday, Aug. 20

$45

Ape Cave adventures

Saturday, June 24

$55

Intro to rock climbing

Friday, Aug. 25

$200

Astrophotography

Saturday, June 24

$75

Intro to paddleboarding

Sunday, Aug. 27

$45

Sea kayak Tacoma Narrows

Saturday, June 24

$75

Waterfall tour

Sunday, Aug. 27

$15–65

Wilderness First Aid

July 1–2

$225

Glacier Peak, Cool Glacier route

Sept. 1–5

$750

Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier

July 1–4

$750

Mother-daughter paddleboard adventure

Friday, Sept. 1

$65

Inflatable kayak Nisqually River

Saturday, July 1

$45

Horseback riding

Saturday, Sept. 2

$70

Photography 101

Saturday, July 1

$45

Back-to-school mama’s bike ride

Sunday, Sept. 3

$80

ATV ASI RiderCourse™

Sunday, July 2

$35

GoPro video editing

Sunday, Sept. 3

$45

Horseback riding

Sunday, July 2

$70

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 6

FREE

Outdoor photography

Sunday, July 2

$60

Thailand climbing

Sept. 8–18

$3,500+

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, July 5

FREE

Mastering Photoshop

Saturday, Sept. 9

$45

Moonlight hike Mount Rainier

Saturday, July 8

$65

Sea kayak Deception Pass

Saturday, Sept. 9

$95

Mountain bike Cle Elum

Saturday, July 8

$100

Composition for photography

Sunday, Sept. 10

$50

Raft & ribeye

Saturday, July 8

$120

North Cascade photography

Sept. 16–17

$200

Sea kayak Ballard Locks

Saturday, July 8

$75

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, Sept. 19

$35

Bike Snoqualmie Valley

Sunday, July 9

$75

Intro to rock climbing

Sept. 22–24

$200

Bungee jump/zipline

Sunday, July 9

$135

Wilderness First Aid

Sept. 23–24

$225

Washington Coast surf

Sunday, July 9

$120

Sea kayak Hope Island

Saturday, Sept. 23

$60

After-work SUP

Tuesday, July 11

$35

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

Saturday, Sept. 23

$55

Mount Rainier, Kautz Glacier

July 13–16

$750

Bungee/zipline adventure

Sunday, Sept. 24

$135

Inflatable Kayak Skykomish

Saturday, July 15

$65

Sunset photography

Saturday, Sept. 30

$60

Landscape photography at Mount Rainier

Saturday, July 15

$55

Ama Dablam Himalayal Nepal

Oct. 1–30

$8,000

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

Sunday, July 16

$55

Waterfall tour

Sunday, Oct. 1

$15–65

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, July 18

$45

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 4

FREE

Astrophotography

July 22–23

$75

Roktober Fest Leavenworth climb

Oct. 7–8

$195

Kayak San Juan Islands

Saturday, July 22

$150

Sea kayak Lake Union

Saturday, Oct. 7

$60

Horseback riding

Sunday, July 23

$70

Mountain bike Duthie Hill

Sunday, Oct. 8

$45

Ape Cave adventure

Saturday, July 29

$55

Roktober Fest Leavenworth climb

Oct. 13–15

$275

Orca whale watching

Saturday, July 29

$155

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, Oct. 17

$35

Yoga & climb

Saturday, July 29

$85

Moab, Utah, desert tower climbing

Oct. 19–25

$1,900

Inflatable kayak Wenatchee

Sunday, July 30

$65

Intro to traditional rock climbing, Tieton Valley

Oct. 21–22

$190

Dolomites!

July 31–Aug. 5

$2,800+

Fall photography

Sunday, Oct. 22

$50

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 2

FREE

Basic rock course, Smith Rock

Oct. 27–29

$300

Mount Olympus, Blue Glacier

Aug. 3–7

$750

Wilderness First Aid

Oct. 28–29

$225

Saturday, Oct. 28

$85

After-work SUP

Thursday, Aug. 3

$35

Waterfall photography

Bungee/zipline adventure

Saturday, Aug. 5

$135

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 1

FREE

Exit 38 climbing

Saturday, Aug. 5

$75

Seattle night photography

Saturday, Nov. 4

$65

Horseback riding

Sunday, Aug. 6

$70

Timelapse photography

Sunday, Nov. 5

$45

Scenic Columbia Gorge photography

Sunday, Aug. 6

$90

Peru adventure

Nov. 7–15

$4,500+

Wilderness First Aid

Aug. 12–13

$225

Sea kayak Ballard Locks

Saturday, Nov. 11

$75

Disappointment Cleaver

Aug. 12–14

$750

Kayak skills class

Tuesday, Nov. 21

$35

Sea kayak Cutts Island

Saturday, Aug. 12

$60

Exit 38 climbing

Sunday, Aug. 13

$75

Kayak skills class

Sunday, Aug. 15

$35

Disappointment Cleaver

Aug. 18–20

$750

Basic rock course, Smith Rocks

Aug. 18–21

$300

Learn-as-you-go kayak, San Juan Islands

Aug. 18–22

$850

Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs Led by NAC expert guides

Ladies only

Family favorite Volunteer opportunity

Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule are subject to change without notice. Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register via WebTrac (visit JBLMmwrRegistration.com) or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Confirm pick-up locations and times upon registration. Group rates and private trips are available; call for details. We’ll visit FRG meetings or unit functions to tell you about the great recreation and adventure options in the area. For more information, call 253-967-6263 or visit JBLMmwr.com.

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15TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO ARMED FORCES

SAT., APRIL 15 6:10 PM

FESTIVITIES: Join the Mariners for a special pregame program honoring the United States Armed Forces, service veterans & support organizations. Festivities will begin at 5:30 pm.

COMMEMORATIVE COIN: Receive a special commemorative military coin courtesy of the Mariners and Boeing when you purchase through this special offer.

SPECIAL TICKET PRICES: Discount tickets available for all military service personnel, their families and friends. • View Level -$13 • Main Level - $31 • Terrace Club - $40 DEADLINE TO PURCHASE: Friday, April 14 - 5:00 p.m. Please note: This special offer is online only and is not available at Team Stores or box office outlets. Please contact Elizabeth McCloskey at (206) 346-4519 with any questions.

To buy tickets or for more information, please visit: Mariners.com/ArmedForces and enter the promo code: MILITARY

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focus | adventures

Head to the water with JBLM Go on a wild whitewater adventure with expert guides

Photos by Outdoor Recreation staff

Hit the rapids of White Salmon Falls this season (photo at left) with your whitewater guides, pictured above. Join Alisha and Brad (on the boats) and, standing, Sydney, Bryce, Nate, Robert and Dana on an adventure trip.

brave the rapids

Hit the river with JBLM Adventure programs With the amazing snow season we’ve had this winter, we’re getting excited about our time on the river starting in April and running through August. Start the season with the Skykomish and Wenatchee, both of which are snow-melt dependent. The more snow that falls, the longer whitewater season and the bigger the waves. We can usually run those rivers from March until June (sometimes July). Don’t be concerned about cold water — we just acquired fleece-lined NRS wetsuits. We also have a selection of fleece-lined wetsuit jackets so you can be comfortable no matter what the conditions. When those rivers start to get smaller, we focus our attention on standup paddleboarding or inflatable kayaking on the same rivers through the summer. We start rafting the White Salmon River in August and run through September. Why so late in the summer? This river runs through a small canyon, and the best time to run it is when the water level is lower. If you want to go on your own, the company we use has allowed us to sell tax-free discounted slots on the river starting next month. Our team of river guides is now seven strong. With four of us certified in swiftwater rescue, you have no need to worry on your river adventure. With more than

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4,000 hours on the river combined, our goal is to take you on the adventure of a lifetime while providing the safest experience possible. Our team includes Brad, Robert, Dana, Bryce, Sydney, Alisha and Nate, and we can’t wait to meet you on your next river adventure! With all of our rivers, we can run private adventures that suit the needs of your Family, friends, unit or special event. If you have any questions about the scheduled river adventures or private river adventures designed to fit your needs, email JBLMadventuretrips@ gmail.com.


Outdoor Recreation and head to Russell Landing Marina

Patti Jeffrey

Russell Landing Marina is opening!

Get your boater education card Russell Landing Marina opens for the summer Friday, April 1 for boat owners to place their boats into the water. Boat owners whose names are on the waiting list for a slip will be contacted in the weeks following the opening to offer open slips to them. Boaters in Washington need to have their Washington State Boater Education Card (or those whose certification meets the NASBLA requirement) with them when operating a boat 15 horsepower or greater. Boateroperators born before Jan. 1, 1955, are exempt but may choose to get a card if they plan to boat in Canada or Oregon since both require mandatory education. This also now applies to the boat rentals provided by Russell Landing. To get free certification, go to boatus.org/washington. Saturday, April 8, the marina hosts a kokanee fishing workshop at 1 p.m. Presented by Alan Greenbagh, this workshop covers line setup, what attracts

kokanee, trolling techniques and much more. Registration is $5 and is required (253-967-2510).

with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information, call west Guardian 253-967-7056. Scott Hansen/North

The Marina is located at Lewis North, 8981 American Lake Ave. Later this month, we’ll be releasing rainbow trout that have been fed in the fish pens situated on the side of the docks since November (they were brought by Wildlife and Fisheries as fingerlings). On Memorial Day this year, Shoreline Park will open. Bring the kids to swim and slide into the water! Lifeguards will man the area daily beginning Monday, May 29.

Hunter education Take required hunter safety course

The Outdoor Recreation Shotgun Shooting Complex is hosting hunter safety education April 3–7, May 15–19 and June 12–16. Students must be able to participate in class discussion, read, write and pass a written exam, shoot a 20-GA shotgun and pass a field safety course. Individuals must register online

nac open house & yard sale

Check out the store remodel, enjoy free activities & more! Save the date for the Open House and Yard Sale at the Northwest Adventure Center. The annual event is Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m. As we transition new equipment rentals into the program, some used rental equipment will be for sale. Plus, check out the yard sale for great deals! If you have items to sell in the yard sale, secure your spot early! Call 253-967-8282. Plus, bring the entire Family for a sneak peak of the store remodel and to enjoy a day of amazing free activities. fb.com/SeeYouOutsideJBLM

“Like” our page for the latest and greatest on the NAC Open House & Yard Sale and everything Outdoor Recreation.

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focus | sports, fitness & aquatics

Race in Awareness Run, 10-miler qualifier + other great sports & fitness events

AQUATIC EASTER EGG HUNT Bring your goggles, towel and camera to the annual Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt at Kimbro Pool! The fun is Saturday, April 15 for ages 6 months–12 years — parent/ guardian is required to be in the water with children during the event. Children may take home the eggs they collect, along with a goody bag. Winners of the “magic” eggs will receive a special prize. Space is limited and sign up is free at JBLMmwrRegistration. com. Kimbro Pool is located inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 2161 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-5026.

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Commander’s Cup 10-miler Qualifier

You could represent JBLM at the annual race in the nation’s capital The Commander’s Cup 10-Miler Qualifier is Friday, April 21 at 5:30 a.m. Registration is day-of-race only at 5 and is open to active duty Service members assigned to JBLM. For additional information, visit JBLMmwr.com/ intramural or call the Intramural Sports Office at 253-967-4768.

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Awareness run Race for awareness at JBLM Get doused with color as you run/walk the streets of JBLM in the inaugural Awareness 5K Awareness Run! DOD ID cardholders are invited to join I Corps SHARP, Armed Forces Community Service and other agencies Saturday, April 29 at the MWR Fest Tent for this free race. For registration information, visit JBLMmwr. com/races. Race bib pick-up begins at 8 a.m.; the race begins at 10. The first

1,000 to register receive a T-shirt and custom finisher’s medal; entry is capped at 2,000. There will be a photo booth, arts and crafts, giveaways and information booths. Plus, units with more than 50 Service members running together in formation have a chance to win a 2017 JBLM Awareness Run streamer for their unit guidon. For details, call 253-967-4768. Commander’s Cup volleyball and soccer, as well as women’s open volleyball, open flag football and open spring softball begin this month! For details, call 253-967-4768 or visit JBLMmwr.com/ intramural.


2017 HQDA Housing Survey TAKE 5!

The 2017 HQDA Housing Survey is on its way! Let us know how well Lewis-McChord Communities is meeting your needs and expectations as our resident. Look for the survey via email April 27. It takes 5 minutes to complete and you could win big! The grand prize is ONE MONTH FREE RENT!

Attend our RESIDENT EVENTS for your chance at additional BONUS DRAWINGS of prizes! JBLMmwr.com

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Quality parent-and-me time new yoga classes

Reap the benefits of yoga with your child In the hustle and bustle of being a parent, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself, but now SKIESUnlimited offers you the best way to do this — yoga! Recently added to the SKIESUnlimited class calendar, yoga classes for Families

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are already proving popular. Yoga classes are for children up to age 6. Basic yoga postures and principles are introduced through fun and engaging activities. Parents are highly encouraged to attend. Yoga can be beneficial for everyone at any age or phase of life. “Many people think that practicing yoga is about being flexible, but I really enjoy show-


with Child & Youth Services ing parents that moving their bodies in creative ways sets a positive example for their children in how to be healthy and appreciate themselves while not taking themselves too seriously,” says Kimberly McCarty, SKIESUnlimited yoga instructor. The yoga program follows the Hatha and Vinyasa flow traditions with emphasis on strength, balance, flexibil-

ity, breath and mindfulness. It’s a great way to pamper yourself and your child, allowing you to grab some meaningful “me” time as you and your child bond and create new healthy habits. “To really give your Family 100%, I believe you have to regularly tend to your own garden. Yoga can be a vehicle for journey and development for parent and child together,” McCarty says. The SKIESUnlimited yoga program is highly successful and is rapidly expanding. This month, classes include parentand-me yoga and pre- and postnatal yoga (for prenatal yoga, expecting parents must be accompanied by an older child). Yoga is a personal journey that McCarty values helping others to embark on. Find out more about class offerings by calling 253-966-3539 or visiting JBLMcysRegistration.com. Children must be CYS-registered to attend.

‘play to learn’

Join the Children’s Museum of Tacoma for fun at Raindrops & Rainbows, Escape Zone The Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows Parent and Child Play Center and Escape Zone select Wednesdays this spring! The fun is from 10–11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone, and 1:30–3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Top left, courtesy photo

Yoga classes are new to the SKIESUnlimited program and already proving popular. Join instructor Kimberly McCarty, pictured top left with her baby, for an introduction to basic postures through fun and engaging activities.

Play to Learn is a free program for youth ages 6 and younger and their parents, grandparents, friends, Family and neighbors. Come by for activities, songs and group circle time! Upcoming dates and themes are: • April 5: Build it with Blocks.

• April 12: Color science. • April 24 to 28 –April Showers. Escape Zone is located at McChord Field, 841 Fairway Rd. and Raindrops & Rainbows is located at Lewis North, 8197 American Lake Ave. Stop by for parent-and-me fun today!

volunteer with cys

Coach your child’s sports team, volunteer in his classroom Youth Sports is looking for volunteer coaches to share their love of sports with JBLM youth. Sports fee vouchers are available, and background checks and training are required. For more information, stop by the Youth Sports Office at 2295 S. 12th St. at Lewis Main. Parents are invited to spend time in their children’s child development classrooms. Coordinate with your child’s teacher to participate in storytime, crafts or other activities to create special memories. Bonus: Earn Parent Participation Program points redeemable toward a discount. Ask your CDC director for details.

Armed Forces kids run

Register for free and help set a record-breaking attendance! It’s not too late to participate in the Armed Forces Kids Run! It’s Saturday, April 15 at Cowan Stadium, and onsite registration starts at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9 and is open to ages 5–16. Cowan Stadium is located at Lewis Main, 2170 12th St. at Bitar Ave. Continued on page 29. JBLMmwr.com

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Easter Dash The Easter Dash is back! Grab your Easter basket and head to Cowan Stadium Sunday, April 16 for this great free event! The fun is at noon for special needs children and their parents, followed by ages 3 and younger at 1 p.m., ages 4–7 at 2 and ages 8–12 at 3. Cowan Stadium is located at Lewis Main, 2170 Bitar Ave. (at 12th Street). This event is brought to you by JBLM’s Better Opportunities for Single Service Members Program. If you’d like to volunteer for this event, call 253-967-5636.

Camp Lewis: New, Old & Yet to Be Told!

Free Bowling Crafts Activities Giveaways Entertainment Walkaround Elmo & More!

Thursday, APRIL 6 1–4:30PM MWR FEST TENT & Bowl Arena Lanes 2200 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main

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ArmyMWR.com Read about “Military Kids: At Home Across the World” with the 2017 Month of the Military Child celebration.

militarychildcare.com Camp Lewis:

KIDS’ FEST The annual JBLM kick-off to Month of the Military Child boasts a Centennial theme, celebrating 100 years of Camp Lewis.

Thursday, APRIL 6 1–4:30PM MWR FEST TENT & Bowl Arena Lanes

2200 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main fb.com/JBLMcys & fb.com/JBLMafcs

Join the conversation online for daily parenting posts in honor of Month of the Military Child. Child & Youth Services and Armed Forces Community Service will share tips and tricks to help you show your child just how special they are to you. ™/© 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

No federal endorsement implied

Teen Zone Featured artwork from student-artists at JBLM’s Hillside Youth Center. From left, Angalina Mahoney, Jermya Knowles and Keliptca S. Cortes Lopez.

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Free

Your childcare waitlist with Child & Bowling New, Old & Youth Services is going online! LaunchYet to Be Told! Crafts ing late this month, MilitaryChildCare. Activities com brings the childcare waiting list to the Internet. With Giveaways a scheduled launch date of Thursday, April 27, MilitaryChildEntertainment Care.com will become active for JBLM Walkaround Families. Simply create an account so Elmo you may view program content and request care. Find additional & More! information at MilitaryChildCare.com and fb.com/ JBLMcys.


Continued from page 27.

Babysitting class

Get certified to babysit at JBLM Sign up for the April 20–22 Certified Babysitting Class for teens at Hillside Youth Center. Learn basic care, developmental ages and stages, safety, first aid, CPR and more. The class is for ages 12 and older (you must be at least 13 to babysit). Enrollment is required and teens must be registered with CYS. To reserve your teen’s seat, call 253-967-4441. Hillside is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main.

find a summer job

Teens are invited to attend job fair with middle school/teen program Hillside Youth Center’s Middle School/ Teen program is taking registered teens to the largest young adult job fair in the state Wednesday, April 19. Teens looking for a summer job should register for the trip with the Teen Zone at 253-967-4441.

Spring sports

Stay active with youth golf, flag football & cheerleading Team sports with Child & Youth Services are recreational in nature — JBLM

May 30 at Eagles Pride Golf Course and Thursdays, April 27–June 1 at Whispering Firs Golf Course. Each camp is from 4:15–5:45 p.m. and $35. Additionally, ages 5–6 may enroll in The First Tee Lil’ Drivers for $25. It’s Thursdays, April 27–June 1 at Eagles Pride Golf Course, 4:14–5:15 p.m. Enrollment for golf closes two days prior to the start of each camp. • Flag Football & Cheerleading Enrollment runs April 10–May 21 for ages 5–15. Seasons run June 5–July 25. The cost is $55 for each sport. A reminder that enrollment for Spring Break Sports Camps ends online Sunday, April 2. Enroll at JBLMcysRegistration.com. Youth Sports is looking for volunteer coaches to lead JBLM youth in seasonal sports.

pitch, hit & run

Baseball skills competition is back at JBLM! Pitch, Hit & Run is a free baseball skills competition open to ages 7–14. It’s May 2–3 at Lewis Main and McChord Field ball fields. Focusing on the areas of pitching, hitting and base running, it’s from 5–7 p.m. Registration is onsite; be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate for age verification. For additional information, call Youth Sports at 253-967-2405.

youth will learn the fundamentals of the game and the importance of teamwork. Youth sports also provide great opportunities for parents and others at JBLM to volunteer as a youth sports coach. Sports fee vouchers are available; background checks and training are required. For

With the exception of Raindrops & Rainbows, Escape Zone, Armed Forces Kids Run and Pitch, Hit & Run, you must be CYS-registered to participate in these programs and events. Find a registration checklist at fb.com/JBLMcys.

more information, stop by the Youth Sports Office at 2295 S. 12th St. at Lewis Main. Enrollment for the following sports is going on now: • The First Tee Golf offers two camps for ages 7–18 — Tuesdays, April 25–

Northwest Guardian photo

KiraVictoria Holt participates in last year’s Pitch, Hit and Run baseball skills competition. The competition returns to JBLM this year May 2–3 at Lewis Main and McChord Field youth ball fields. Bring your child’s birth certificate for onsite registration.

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focus | military & Family readiness

You play a role in Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse and neglect prevention is everyone’s business It can be far too easy to see something worrisome or suspicious, like possible child abuse or neglect, and say to yourself, “Someone else will probably take action.” It may feel awkward to respond and seem like it’s none of your business. But the safety and well-being of children is everyone’s business. It’s our responsibility as a society to ensure that children are able to grow up safe and healthy. It only takes a minute to speak up if you see a parent in need or a child in danger. If you see a parent under stress, you can step in and offer assistance. You can offer to watch their child for a short time to give them a break. They may need to talk about their frustrations. Sometimes listening is the best thing you can do. There are also resources you can direct them to for professional advice and support. JBLM New Parent Support Program (253-967-7409) is a great resource for parents of children up to 3 years of age. Parents with children of all ages can contact Military OneSource (1-800-342-9647) for no-cost, confidential non-medical counseling. Additional-

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The subject in this photo is a model for illustrative purposes only.


preventing child abuse ly, military Families may receive Family Resiliency Training from the FOCUS Project at JBLM (253-966-6390). If you’re a parent and find yourself under stress, you can access these programs as well. Supervision is key to keeping your child safe. Try to avoid leaving your child unsupervised, but if you absolutely must step away for a moment to collect yourself, make sure young children are secured in a safe place like a playpen or crib. If you need a longer break, reach out to a friend, neighbor or babysitter and arrange for someone to watch your child while you have some time to cool off and relax. It’s normal to get frustrated from time to time and it’s important you ask for help when you need it. If you suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, it’s your business to speak up. Your action could help save a child. If you see an unsupervised child, take immediate action. Find the child’s caregiver or call local law enforcement for help. If you witness violence or believe someone is in imminent danger, call 911, the JBLM Military Police (253-912-4442) or WA State Child Protective Services (866-363-4276), available 24/7. Making a report may just save a child’s life. We know you're juggling a lot. We're here to help. Support is available through Military OneSource (1-800-342-9674), JBLM Armed Forces Community Service Center (253-967-7166) and the AFCS Family Advocacy Program (253-967-5901). When a child’s safety is compromised, don’t assume someone else will take action. It only takes a minute to reach out to a parent in need, reach out for help if you’re a frustrated parent or report suspected abuse or neglect. Have the courage to speak up for a child and you could save a life! For more information, visit MilitaryOneSource.mil, an official Department of Defense website.

+ honoring gold star spouses & volunteers and fostering resiliency in JBLM Families

Celebrating JBLM Volunteers

Appreciation events for JBLM’s hardworking volunteer force JBLM and AFCS thanks each and every volunteer who has selflessly given back to our community. You’re invited to the following appreciation events: • Tuesday, April 11, A Step Beyond… Volunteer Management 2.0 training at the Family Resource Center (4274 Idaho Ave. at Lewis) from 9 a.m.– noon. Provides advanced information and enhances your knowledge of volunteer management. Register at JBLMafcs.checkappointments.com. • Wednesday, April 12, stop by the Volunteer Fair at Nelson Recreation Center (3168 2nd Division Dr. at

Lewis-Main) from 9 a.m.–noon. • Monday, April 24, Cookie Social at Waller Hall (2140 Liggett Ave. at Lewis-Main) from 1–2:30 p.m. • Thursday, April 27, All volunteers are invited to enjoy two free games of bowling, including shoes at Bowl Arena Lanes (2272 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main) and Sounders Lanes (737 Jackson Blvd. at McChord Field) • Friday, April 28, Cookie Social at McChord Field Commissary from noon–1:30 p.m. Plus, the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is Thursday, May 11, noon– 1:30 p.m. at the Club at McChord Field. RSVP by Monday, May 8 at JBLM-volunteer-recognition-ceremony2017.eventbrite.com. Call 253-967-2324 for details. JBLMmwr.com

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

JBLM hosts events across the installation to increase awareness Join I Corps, Armed Forces Community Service and other agencies at JBLM for the Awareness Run Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the MWR Fest Tent. Registration for this free race is at JBLMmwr. com/races. Read more about the race on page 24, and for more information about this event and other events across JBLM, call the SHARP office at 253-967-2072.

resiliency tip of the month

Talking as a Family during transitions helps manage change It’s the time of year when things are blooming and growing. Just as our lawns and plants may need a little attention, so do our relationships. Taking time to connect is important, whether you are in a new relationship or have been in your relationship for years. Scheduling a date night or using a deck of conversation

cards to spend quality time together and learn more about one another is a great way to help your relationship grow. FOCUS helps couples (married and unmarried) learn many skills so your relationship can blossom. Don’t just get by, get stronger! FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. For more information, call 253-966-6390 or email JBLM@focusproject.org. You may also visit FOCUS online at FocusProject. org or fb.com/FOCUSresiliencytraining.

ready & resilient

Get the mental competitive edge for ultimate performance The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program — known as CSF2 — hosts “Performance Coaching for Highschoolers” Wednesday, May 3. Coaching the competitive edge for ultimate performance! High school athletes ages 14 and older, along with their parents, are invited to come learn strategies and skills to gain the mental competitive edge and take control of athletic performance to move from good to great. Wear athletic clothing and bring your competitive spirit for this clinic

from 6–7:30 p.m. The CSF2 Training Center is located at 2090 S. Division St. at Lewis Main. For additional information, email LMcSheffrey@afsc.com.

SFAC classes

Free financial, transition classes — and more — for JBLM Service members The JBLM Service Member & Family Assistance Center offers support for personnel assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion. The SFAC provides a warm and relaxed environment where wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Families can gather to foster physical, spiritual and mental healing. As part of the services offered at the SFAC, classes help Service members transition, assist with financial aspects of life and more. Choose from: • SFAC Let’s Cook!, second and fourth Mondays. • Military Caregiver PEER Forum, second Wednesday. • Rest & Renew, Thursday, April 20. • DOL Transition Assistance Workshop, April 26-28. • VA I & II SFL-TAP Class, Wednesday, May 3.

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• Transition Overview & MOS Crosswalk, Thursday, May 4. • Rest & Renew, Thursday, May 11. The SFAC is located near Madigan Army Medical Center at 9059 Gardner Loop at Lewis Main, For additional information, call 253-966-8433.

Gold Star Spouses Day

Talking as a Family during transitions helps manage change Wednesday, April 5 is nationally recognized as Gold Star Spouses Day, a day when the Fallen are honored and their Families are shown our appreciation for their sacrifices. The JBLM Gold Star Spouses’ Day Recognition event is Saturday, April 1, noon–3 p.m. We’ve partnered with Sarah Vargo, Camp Murray’s Survivor Outreach Coordinator, to host the event at the Family Resource Center. There will be multiple activities for the survivors and their Families. Visit JBLM-goldstar-spouses-day-2017.eventbrite.com to attend. The FRC is located at 4274 Idaho St. at Lewis Main. The AFCS Survivor Outreach Services program provides support and brings survivors together. Join us to honor our Fallen. For more information about this event, program or resources, please call 253-967-7501.

Select AFCS events

Date

Details

Ready to Rent

Mondays

253-967-1453

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3633

Toddler & Young Child Play Group (ages 1–3)

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Baby Play Group

Thursdays

253-967-5901

First Duty Station Officer PFR Brief

Thursdays

253-967-1453

Instructor, Briefer and Facilitator Training

April 17–21

253-967-2382

Alaska Brief

Monday, April 17

253-967-3633

EAP Civilian Training

Tuesday, April 18

253-966-4597

Home-Buying Basics

Tuesday, April 18

253-967-1453

JBLM Newcomers’ Orientation

Tuesday, April 18

253-967-3633/ 253-982-2695

Key Caller Training

Tuesday, April 18

253-967-8430

Prime for Life

Tuesday, April 18

253-967-1414

Dine and Dial

Wednesday, April 19

253-967-3672

Financially Fit

Wednesday, April 19

253-967-1453

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, April 20

253-982-9675

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, April 20

253-967-3633

AAFTB Concept Block: Don’t Forget About You

Tuesday, April 25

253-967-2382

Family Readiness Liaison Training

Tuesday, April 25

253-967-8430

AAFTB Concept Block: Social Media Safety

Wednesday, April 26

253-967-2382

AFFAP Steering Committee

Thursday, April 27

253-967-3689

Key Spouse Initial Training

Thursday, April 27

253-982-2695

Anger Control Training Women

Tues/Thu, May 2–25

253-967-5901

AAFTB Concept Block: Don’t Forget About You

Tuesday, May 2

253-967-2382

Prime for Life

Tuesday, May 2

253-967-1414

Anger Control Training Men

Mon/Wed, May 3–31

253-967-5901

AAFTB Concept Block: I Married a Service member... Now What?

Wednesday, May 3

253-967-2382

Financially Fit

Wednesday, May 3

253-967-1453

JBLM Community Update

Wednesday, May 3

253-967-9496

Job Fair Success Workshop

Wednesday, May 3

253-982-9675

Understanding AER Policies & Procedures

Wednesday, May 3

253-967-1453

Interview-Ready Workshop

Thursday, May 4

253-982-9675

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, May 4

253-967-3633

Baby Boot Camp

Saturday, May 6

253-967-5901

Alaska Brief

Monday, May 8

253-967-3633

24/7 Dad

Tues, May 9–23

253-967-5901

AAFTB Concept Block: Army as a 2d Lang.

Wednesday, May 10

253-967-2382

Military Knowledge Class

May 11–12

253-967-2382

Checking Account Maintenance Refresher

Thursday, May 11

253-967-1453

Résumé 101

Thursday, May 11

253-982-9675

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Thursday, May 11

253-967-2324

AFFAP Focus Group — JBLM community

Friday, May 12

253-967-3689

International Spouse Orientation

Friday, May 12

253-967-3633

KUDO

Saturday, May 13

253-982-2695

For more AFCS classes and briefings (including Yakima), call 253-967-7166 or visit JBLMafcs.checkappointments. com. For details, call the number listed, visit the event calendar at JBLMmwr.com or “like” us at fb.com/JBLMafcs.

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Camp Code & more fun spring Spring Break Fun & Games

Turn to McChord Library for youth Spring Break fun The McChord Library is hosting a week of fun and games during spring break, April 3–7! Daily from 2–5 p.m., teens are invited to a teen video game tournament. All day Tuesday is a Family movie marathon. Camp Code is Wednesday and Thursday from 1–4 p.m. (see below for details), and Friday is all-ages board game day. McChord Library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field. For details, call 253-982-3454.

CAMP CODE

Learn to program your very own video game Come to Camp Code to learn how oldfashioned games and video games are made of the same basic stuff. By the end of the day, you’ll have programmed your own video game to play online! Camp Code is at McChord Library April 5–6 from 1–4 p.m. and is for ages 10 and older. Register on the library’s “Calendar of Events” page at JBLMmwr.com or call 253-982-3454.

Join the teen advisory committee McChord Library is looking for motivated teens

Want a voice in what happens at McChord Library? Join the Teen Advisory Committee, a dedicated group of motivated teens that discusses everything from books to events and programs. The next Teen Advisory Committee meeting is Wednesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 253-982-3454.

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egg drop 2017

Engineer a safe landing for eggs at Book Patch Library Students in grades 4–8 are invited to Book Patch Library to learn about the important role of inventors as they engineer safe landings for eggs dropped from an alarming height. Join us Friday, April 7, 3–4:30 p.m. No registration is required. Book Patch is located inside Grandstaff Library at 2109 N. 10th St. at Lewis Main. For details, call 253-967-5533.

building blocks

Get creative at Lego Club McChord Library hosts Lego Club Friday, April 7 at 4 p.m. Bring your youngsters to create and build to their hearts’ content! The library provides the Lego bricks and your children provide the imagination. Held on the first Friday of every month, reserve your space (space is limited), visit the library’s “Calendar of Events” page at JBLMmwr.com or call 253-982-3454.

pC reads

Join the countywide book discussion JBLM libraries have partnered with the Pierce County Library System for PC READS, a countywide program encouraging everyone to read and discuss the same book. This year’s title is “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach. Come to McChord Library Tuesday, April 11 at noon or Grandstaff Library Tuesday, April 18 at noon. Print copies, audio books and e-books are available for checkout, in addition to copies at the Pierce County libraries. No registration is required. For more information, call 253-967-5889 or 253-982-3454.

get fit with literature Come to yoga storytime!

You’re invited to Book Patch Library Wednesday, April 12 for yoga storytime at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required. This monthly event is brought to you by WarriorOne Lewis-McChord! For additional information, call 253-967-5533.

book club

Join ‘Novel Navigators’ Come to McChord Library Wednesday, April 12 to discuss “The Fifth Avenue Artists Society” by Joy Callaway. “Novel Navigators,” the book discussion group for adults, meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Register in person to receive a copy (limited number available). For more information, call 253-982-3454.

Craft, Create & Conversate

Join the Girls’ Club at Book Patch Library for crafting fun You’re invited to Craft, Create and Conversate at Book Patch Library’s Girls Club. For ages 8–15, the club meets Friday, April 14, 6–7:30 p.m. This month’s theme is “Let’s get corky with a cool necklace!” No registration is required. For details, call 253-967-5533. Book Patch is located at 2109 N. 10th St. inside Grandstaff Library at Lewis Main.

interactive storybook fun

Sensory-friendly storytime Book Patch Library, together with Child & Youth Services program SKIESUnlimited, offers sensory-friendly storytime Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m.


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Explore sights, sounds, smells and tastes with crafts as books come alive through song, dance and music. (253-967-5533)

color, line & storytime

Get creative with this hands-on art+storytime event You’re invited to Book Patch Library for Color, Line & Storytime with art teacher Lilly Sherwood Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The hands-on program offers instruction designed to encourage self-expression and creativity. Registration is not required. This event returns to the first Wednesday of the

month with next month’s event May 3. For details, call 253-967-5533.

WWI Book Club

Learn about the war that changed the world Commemorate the centennial of the U.S. entering WWI with the Remember WWI project. JBLM libraries are hosting a quarterly book club through December 2018. In May, “A Sailor of Austria” by John Biggins will be discussed at McChord Library at noon. A limited number of copies is available at JBLM libraries, and additional copies may be downloaded as an e-book. No registration required. (253-982-3454)

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April 2017 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

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