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FOCUS JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

April 2018

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

MONTH of the MILITARY CHILD ENTER FAMILY IN MUD RUN Page 22 ENJOY FREE KIDS’ FEST Page 27

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FOCUS

IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4 Find fun at variety of events

Director, Family & MWR William E. Harvey

See what’s new at Sam Adams, experience thrills at variety show, attend Volksfest, find treasures at flea market.

Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot

FEATURE

Editor/writer Patti Jeffrey

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Layout & design Patti Jeffrey Contributors Bea Westcott-Curl, Danielle Hollinger, Jackie Kelly Contributing photographers CYS Youth Sports staff, Emiliano Hernandez, FMWRC Photography Headquarters, Patti Jeffrey, Stephanie Parr For commercial sponsorship or advertising inquiries, off-base businesses, call Angela Frasier at 253-966-2256. 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/JBLMmwr.

CYS is hiring child-care team members just like you, with new incentives to join.

ADVENTURES 16 See what the outdoors offers Plan your adventures with our 6-month trip list, including international and destination treks.

SPORTS & FITNESS 22 Fitness and fun go together Bring the Family to mud run; compete in sports; start getting ready for August bodybuilding show.

YOUTH 26 It’s your special month Celebrate the Month of the Military Child at Kids’ Fest and enroll in spring sports.

MILITARY & FAMILY 32 Celebrate your Family this month April’s a month of extra awareness and honoring our military children, Gold Star spouses, volunteers and Families.

LIBRARIES

42 Find new fun and events With all you can do for free at your JBLM libraries, you’ll make new friends at a club or new activity, so join the fun this month! JBLMmwr.com

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What MWR means to me Our resolve at MWR is to improve your morale, look out for your welfare and give you ways to recreate. Each month, we’re looking at what this means to people who participate in MWR activities and events.

DANIELLE HOLLINGER works for the Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness as a Family Advocacy Program Specialist. She has been married to Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas Hollinger for 22 years and has two children, Kortney and Jakob.

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My Family and I have been at JBLM for almost two years, and MWR programs have been the foundation of our recreational and personal needs. MWR programs encompass every facet of our daily life. For example, my husband uses the McChord Fitness Center on a regular basis. I’ve personally attended Zumba classes, aerobic kickboxing classes and Beliraq classes at the McChord Fitness Center Annex. Last summer, we spent many evenings after work at the outdoor pool at McChord Field basking in the Pacific Northwest sun. We’ve also participated in at least three 5K runs sponsored by MWR, including the Run, Forest Run 5K with the Lt. Dan Band. All of these services assist us in accomplishing and maintaining personal fitness goals. MWR programs also foster Family resiliency. Golfing has been a primary source of entertainment for my husband and son. I can’t count how many Saturday afternoons they’ve gone to play a round of golf or to spend a couple of hours at the driving range at Whispering Firs Golf Course. Our whole Family has benefited from both Bowl Arena Lanes and Sounders Lanes. Lunch dates with my husband, evening bowling leagues, nine-pin no-tap tournaments or just an afternoon of fun with visiting Family are just a few examples of how MWR bowling programs have enhanced Family readiness. Finally, MWR programs have assisted with daily life. My 17-year-old son bought his first car from the car resale lot. My husband often utilizes the McChord Auto Center for basic car maintenance and minor repairs, and he stores his boat at the RV/boat storage lot. My Family is tremendously thankful for MWR’s dedication to Service members and their Families and their continued support of the JBLM community.

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of End an Era

the Join the....

CELEBRATION! A Special Concert Honoring the Retirement of Robert Musser Hear the maestro's favorites and your favorites

April 28, 2018 7:30 PM Pantages Theater

Morris Northcutt

Lawrence Bradley

cornet soloist

clarinet soloist

www.TacomaConcertBand.org Conductor & Music Director

Robert Musser’s Retirement Season

For Tickets, Call the Box Office:

253-591-5894 or 1-800-291-7593 Tickets from $18, discounts for seniors, students and military personnel. JBLMmwr.com 3


FOCUS Food & Fun

Samuel Adams Brewhouse Eagles Pride offers hot, tasty breakfast choices (above right), satisfying lunches (above) and main course dinners and desserts. Sam Adams is open to anyone who wants to drop by just to eat, watch big-screen action, order a signature or local brew on tap or hang out with a group of friends, co-workers or Family.

Above: Patti Jeffrey. Right: Emiliano Hernandez

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Sam Adams at Eagles Pride offers fresh take on dining out J

ust off I-5 at Exit 116 is a refreshing new place to dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you walk into Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course, you're greeted by a spacious, welcoming dining area. With cozy booths, a warm fireplace, big-screen TVs, walk-up bar and unbeatable view, you'll feel instantly relaxed. Not only does Sam Adams set a warm ambience, you'll be impressed by their locally sourced menu items, cooked-from-scratch recipes and award-winning craft beers from Samuel Adams, as well as other local and regional craft offerings. “We're proud of the look and feel of the establishment, plus our food quality and pricing,” says Derek Torrence, food and beverage manager. Sandwich meats are locally sourced and all meats are fresh, never frozen. Kitchen supervisor Marissa Meeks says, “A lot of thought goes into our products. We use the best ingredients we can find and procure high-quality ingredients for our menu items.” The proof of their pride is in customer

favorites, such as the Revolution burger, a third-pound beef patty with melted pepper jack cheese, crisp bacon, fresh-sliced jalapeño, lettuce, tomato and sliced red onion. They also feature main entrée plates, such as salmon, frenched bone-in pork chops, flat-iron steaks and chicken, plus mouthwatering desserts after dinner. Look for rotating chef's specials in addition to the daily menu, plus happy hour food and drink discounts 5–7 p.m. During April, enjoy a half-sandwich and house salad for $7.95, and treat your professional administrator to lunch Wednesday, April 25. Also attend Open Mic Night Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. with drink and dinner specials. “We're excited for the upcoming spring and summer season,” Derek says. “We'll be rolling up the doors to the patio when it gets warm, making the dining space even bigger. Our location is also fantastic —it's central to communities both north and south of us and easy to find from I-5.” For more information, call 253-964-2792. JBLMmwr.com

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Sat. April 14, 6 pm

$15/couple Nelson Recreation Center $10/person Food, beer and wine available for purchase.

Tickets: JBLMmwrRegistration.com Ages 18 & up 6

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You're invited to April special events Patti Jeffrey

Experience thrills at variety show

Miss Oktoberfest? Attend Volksfest!

Everyone ages 18 and older is invited to the Amazing Johnathan’s Big Bang Variety Show Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. The show, brought to you by Army Entertainment, stars the Amazing Johnathan, magician-comedian and performer, is hosted by comedian Key Lewis and features a Cirquestyle acrobatic team Duo Enchantment and contortionist Anna Brown. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 per person or $15 per couple and are available at JBLMmwr Registration.com. Nelson Rec is at Lewis Main, 3168 2nd Division Dr. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

If you love the fun and 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 Thursday, April 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m. You’ll be treated to an authentic, delicious German buffet with a live oompah band, German beer on tap and Riesling (for those preferring wine). The cost is $21.95 for ages 11 and older, $11.95 for ages 4–10 and free for ages 3 and younger. Club members save $2. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Sell home & yard treasures One person’s trash is another one’s treasure at the annual Spring Flea Market in the MWR Fest Tent Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Clean out your closet, garage or attic, rent tables or spaces and sell your gently used items for cash! The cost for two tables, spaces or a combination is $26. For three spaces, tables or a combination, pay $30. Each additional table or space is $6. For more information on renting your sale area, email specialevents@JBLMmwr.com. The MWR Fest Tent is located at Lewis Main at 2200 Liggett Ave.

Join in wine and canvas event Set your creativity free and join in the fun at the Wine and Canvas event at Nelson Recreation Center Friday, April 27, 6–8:30 p.m. Art supplies, light appetizers and your first glass of wine are included in the cost, plus you'll get a chance to win a door prize. You’ll get instruction if you’re a beginner, and can see samples of completed paintings for inspiration. Seating is limited and you must be age 21 or older to attend. Prepayment is required; register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. The cost is $30 per person. Questions? Call 253-982-6726/6718. Nelson Rec is at 3168 2nd Division Dr. at Lewis Main. JBLMmwr.com

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Warrior Zone April specials Order the Zone's new food & drink specials Try our April specials while you watch a show, shoot some pool, play a game or just relax: • Order our caprese burger for $7 (add fries for $1.50 more). Get a fresh-cooked Angus burger and fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze. • Try our Reuben sandwich for $7 (add fries for $1.50 more). Corned beef piled on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. • Dig into our 12-inch Margherita pizza for $8.50. • Order our deluxe pizza for $9.50. • Appetizer specials include pickle fries with dipping sauce for $3.50 and garlic cheese bread for $3.95. • Dessert specials — warm brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce for $4.50 (add caramel for 25 cents more) and New York cheesecake drizzled with caramel, chocolate or raspberry sauce for $4.50. • Ask about our non-alcoholic drink specials — Arnold Palmer, sweet tea, lemonade and green tea frappuccino. • Happy hour specials are weekdays, 5–7 p.m. The Warrior Zone is at the corner of 17th and D streets at Lewis North. Call the Zone at 253-477-5835.

Bowl for fun & competition Enter Northwest Military Masters Bowl Arena Lanes invites you to enter the 12th Annual Northwest Military Masters Bowling Tournament Saturday, April 21. One in four bowlers wins cash, and first place garners $1,000 (based on 36 entries). Entry is $100 per bowler. Entry forms are available at the front counter or download your entry form at JBLMmwr.com under 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. Bowl Arena Lanes is at 2272 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main.

Sign up for monthly bowling tournament Bowl Arena Lanes’ Team No-Tap Saturday tournaments are going strong! Check in at noon and begin play at 12:30. Sign up for the April 14 tourney at the front counter or call 253-967-4661. Next month’s tournament is May 12. Bowl Arena Lanes is at Lewis Main at 2272 Liggett Ave.

Emiliano Hernandez

MWR Auto Centers

Clip & Save Coupon

Flat Bay Thursdays April 12 & 26 only! $6 per hour for all bays (save $2 per hour) Auto Center at Lewis Main 4043 West Way • 253-967-3728 Auto Center at McChord Field 1120 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-7226 Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good April 1–30, 2018.

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Clip & Save Coupons Tear off these coupons and bring them in during April for great savings!

Save 50% with Picture-Framing Class (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, 2018.

Enjoy getting creative at your Arts & Crafts Center Sign up youth for free Kids' Kraft Your child can bring home a hand-print craft made at the Arts & Crafts Center’s Kids’ Kraft! The class meets Friday, April 20 starting at 3:30 p.m. (class lasts until 5). For class details, call 253-982-6721/6718. Limited seating is available; students must preregister.

Get inspired to create gifts, home decor & much more

Save 50% with Glass Mosaic Class (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, 2018.

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. 253-982-6726/6721 10

The Arts & Crafts Center is here for you to create anything you want — the sky’s the limit! Here are just a few ideas of what you can do with a little expert help: • Custom-engraved gift items. • T-shirt full-color printing. • Custom or self-help picture framing. • Vinyl decals. • Acrylic painting. • Paint-and-go ceramic studio. • Sculpting. • 3D printing (self-help and custom). • Social media class. • Embroidery service. • Scrapbooking. • Schedule a team-building or resiliency event and birthday, painting or craft parties. • We also have glass slumping and a green-screen studio coming soon! Your Arts & Crafts Center is at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field. For administration, call 253-982-6726. For engraving, embroidery and the sales store, call 253-982-6723. For the frame shop, call 253-982-6718. The center is open weekdays and the first and third Saturdays of the month, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Spring fun includes golf Families can save with spring golf specials during Month of the Military Child Introduce your Family to the sport of golf while having fun with Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses’ Family specials: • Arrange for a one-hour Family golf lesson at Whispering Firs for kids, parents and grandparents! The cost is $15 per Family. Each clinic is limited to 15 students. The first clinic meets Wednesday, April 4 and the second is Wednesday, April 11. Clubs and range balls are provided. • Kids pay a $9 green fee for 18 holes or $5 for nine holes with a paid adult during spring break after 11 a.m. • A Family of four (ages 15 and younger) can golf nine holes for $30, which includes carts, rental clubs, range balls, hot dogs and fountain drinks Saturdays and Sundays after 2 p.m. This special’s good all month. Specials can’t be combined or used for tourneys and outings.

Save with golf combo Get in on the April golf combo — your green fee, a shared cart and $6 food voucher is $35 for active duty ranks E1–E5, $41 for E6 and above, DOD personnel and retirees and $46 for the public. The offer’s good anytime Monday–Friday and after noon weekends and holidays (cannot be combined with other offers, tournaments or outings).

Have fun with April specials During April, get a bucket of pro shop range balls, brat or hot dog and beer or soda for only $11 at Whispering Firs or Eagles Pride (limit one per day), two-for-one 18-hole green fees Mondays at Whispering Firs and Wednesdays at Eagles Pride. Also get $15 green fees Mondays after 10 a.m. at Eagles Pride and Wednesdays after 10 at Whispering Firs. Specials can’t be combined or used for tourneys and outings.

Enter Hole-in-Fun contest The same day you golf at Whispering Firs or Eagles Pride, enter the Hole-in-Fun contest for $1. If you make a hole-in-one on hole 5 at Whispering Firs or hole 14 at Eagles Pride, you win the jackpot (a gift certificate equal to the amount of the fund)!

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

Did you know? • Annual green fee cards are now available for sale at Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses! • Save on select pro shop items at the Easter weekend sale March 30–April 1. • Get your game ready for summer with individual golf lessons from our resident pros.

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FOCUS Feature

We're looking for child-care team members just like you! By Bea Westcott-Curl, CYS director o you love working with children and are looking for a job? Come make a difference in the lives of military children and Families. Join our team as a JBLM Child and Youth Services early childhood education program assistant. You’ll become part of a dedicated staff of early childhood program professionals. We’re currently looking for on-call/substitute program assistants. You can advance to regular full-time and part-time positions as soon as 60 days! You’re also guaranteed 20 hours a week when you sign up to work afternoons (noon–6 p.m. Mondays–Fridays).

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Perks for working at JBLM When you come on board, you’ll receive the benefits of working at JBLM: • Free on-the-job early childhood education training that can be used for college credit and job advancement. • Free use of fully equipped sports and fitness centers and pools, including free aerobics and fitness classes. • Full access to leisure activities (bowling, golf, American Lake recreation, skate parks, beachside picnic areas, on-base dining, special events and festivals). • Discount tickets to popular attractions across the U.S., movies, sports and more. • Inexpensive recreational rentals for camping, hiking, snow sports, water fun, parties,

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sports, RV traveling and other outdoor recreation. • Access to guided group trips and other outdoor adventures through the outdoor recreation program. • Access to outdoor recreation areas (skeet and trap range, ATV course, Solo Point recreation area, marina, Shoreline Park and on-base cabin rentals and travel camps). • Full use of self-help auto centers, arts and crafts center, recreation centers, used-car buy-and-sell lots, library programs, parentand-child play centers and more. • Regular full-time and part-time employees also receive retirement benefits, health benefits and vacation and sick leave.

Attend our Wednesday, April 18 Job Fair Eagles Pride Golf Course, off I-5 at Exit 116. The job fair’s open to the public! 8–10 a.m. Applicants submit applications and résumés 9:45 a.m.–3 p.m. CYS facility managers conduct interviews; HRO may extend tentative job offers Bring your Social Security card and birth certificate or passport and names and phones of four references. Submit two paper applications (download and complete DA Form 3433 from JBLMmwr.com under the Community Updates menu).


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FOCUS Adventures

Explore the world outdoors with us! 16

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With this trip list, you can plan your epic outdoor adventure trips for spring, summer and into fall! 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

March 30–April 2

Oregon Coast photography

$750

Friday, April 6

Yoga for hikers

$17

Saturday, April 7

Intro to mountain biking

$35

Saturday, April 7

Travel photography seminar

Free

Saturday, April 8

Photography 101

$45

Saturday, April 14

Whale watching

$110

Saturday, April 14

Backcountry skiing

$110

Sunday, April 15

Hope Island kayak

$65

Sunday, April 15

Leave No Trace seminar (NAC)

Free

Tuesday, April 17

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, April 19

Elevated hammock camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Friday, April 20

Yoga for bikers

$17

Saturday, April 21

Foss Harbor SUP

$45

Saturday, April 21

Backcountry cooking seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, April 22

Nisqually River whitewater day

$55

Sunday, April 22

Outdoor photography

$50

Saturday, April 28

Intro to sea kayaking

$45

Saturday, April 28

Pacific Northwest hiking seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, April 29

Full-moon paddle

$35

Sunday, April 29

Coal Miner Trail mountain biking

$100

Saturday, May 5

Whitewater raft the Nisqually

$55

Saturday, May 5

Photography 101

$45

Sunday, May 6

First aid essentials seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, May 6

Foss Harbor SUP

$45

May 12–13

Wilderness first aid

$175

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day rafting

$65

Tuesday, May 15

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, May 17

Camp cooking seminar

Free

Sunday, May 20

Whitewater raft the Skykomish

$120

Sunday, May 20

Coal Miner Trail mountain biking

$100

May 25–28

Palouse area photography

$850 JBLMmwr.com

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Outdoor adventure

Date

Cost

Saturday, May 26

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

$65

Sunday, May 27

Yoga guide seminar

Free

Saturday, June 2

Cutts Island kayak

$65

Saturday, June 2

Photography 101

$45

Sunday, June 3

Whitewater raft the Skykomish

$120

Sunday, June 3

Photo composition workshop

$45

Friday, June 8

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, June 9

Olympic coast camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, June 10

Full-moon hike

$50

June 14–16

Bike the San Juan Islands

$695

Saturday, June 16

Smartphone photography

$45

Sunday, June 17

Father’s Day bungee jump

$165

Tuesday, June 19

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, June 21

Paddle-camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Friday, June 22

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, June 23

Whitewater raft Wentachee River

$65

Saturday, June 23

Astrophotography

$85

Saturday, June 30

Moonlight hike

$50

June 30–July 3

San Juan Island kayak

$995

Friday, July 6

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, July 7

Wenatchee River whitewater day

$65

Saturday, July 7

Pedals & Pints

$55

Sunday, July 8

Bungee jumping

$165

Saturday, July 14

Tunnel bike ride

$60

Saturday, July 14

Bioluminescence kayak

$70

Tuesday, July 17

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, July 19

Backpack Washington seminar (NAC)

Free

Friday, July 20

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, July 21

Cape Flattery hike

$75

Sunday, July 22

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge kayak

$65

Sunday, July 22

Whale watching

$180

Friday, July 27

Full-moon paddle

$45

Saturday, July 28

Skykomish River paddleboard

$65

Saturday, July 28

Full-moon hike

$50

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Outdoor adventure

Date

Cost

Aug. 4–5

Overnight kayak

$125

Saturday, Aug. 4

Photography 101

$45

Sunday, Aug. 5

North Cascade hike clinic (NAC)

Free

Friday, Aug. 10

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, Aug. 11

Tunnel bike ride

$60

Saturday, Aug. 11

Perseid meteor photography

$85

Thursday, Aug. 16

Water filters seminar (NAC)

Free

Aug. 18–19

Wilderness first aid

$175

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Kayak skills class

$35

Friday, Aug. 24

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, Aug. 25

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$110

Saturday, Aug. 26

Whale watching

$185

Aug. 31–Sept. 3

San Juan Island kayak

$995

Saturday, Sept. 1

Photography 101

$45

Saturday, Sept. 2

Ruby Beach photography

$65

Saturday, Sept. 8

Seattle night photography

$50

Sunday, Sept. 9

Hope Island kayak

$65

Sunday, Sept. 9

Pedals & Pints

$55

Saturday, Sept. 15

Stand-up paddleboard

$45

Saturday, Sept. 15

Outdoor emergency clinic (NAC)

Free

Sept. 15–16

Vantage rock climb

$195

Sunday, Sept. 16

Landscape photography

$50

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Kayak skills class

$35

Sunday, Sept. 20

Boot fitting seminar (NAC)

Free

Sept. 21–23

Backpacking

$300

Saturday, Sept. 22

Moonlight paddle

$45

Sunday, Sept. 23

Full-moon hike

$50

Sunday, Sept. 23

Fall camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Saturday, Sept. 29

Fall photography

$50

Sept. 29–30

Vantage rock climb

$195

Sunday, Sept. 30

Bungee jumping

$165

Oct. 5–8

Backpacking

$400

Saturday, Oct. 13

Ballard Locks kayak

$70

Oct. 13–14

Wilderness first aid

$175 JBLMmwr.com

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Explore the world outdoors with us! Outdoor adventure

Date

Cost

Sunday, Oct. 14

Winter clothing seminar (NAC)

Free

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, Oct. 18

Backpack 101 seminar (NAC)

Free

Saturday, Oct. 20

Planning for a winter adventure seminar (NAC)

Free

Saturday, Oct. 20

Enchantments seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, Oct. 21

Zip line

$165

Sunday, Oct. 21

Photography 101

$45

Saturday, Oct. 27

Seattle night photography

$50

Saturday, Oct. 27

Ski tune clinic (Adventures Unlimited)

Free

Sunday, Oct. 28

Wallace Falls hike

$55

Sunday, Oct. 28

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$110

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Kayak skills class

$35

Trip destinations and costs subject to change. Guests ages 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required.

What people are saying about ODR trips Comments are from the Interactive Customer Evaluation website at ice.disa.mil

“I took a basic kayaking course. I have always wanted to learn to kayak. The class was very well run — they were supportive and encouraging for all the students and did an excellent job of teaching us basic skills!”

“MWR hosted a trip to White Pass. The trip was awesome but the driver whom we called Mr. K. was phenomenal. It's nice to know when you go on trips that MWR ensures they have the best drivers on the job. Not only did he drive the van but was our tour guide and we had a great time with him.”

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“I was greeted right away by a staff member and made to feel welcome. Facility looks great and the atmosphere inviting.”

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“My wife and I both recently participated in the four-day San Juan kayak trip. We both had a phenomenal time and were extremely impressed by our guide's competence, knowledge and expertise. It was quite obvious that every aspect of the trip was meticulously planned and considered.”

“The new staff is overflowing with useful information and their ability to answer even the most naive questions, in such a respectable way, is evidence of their professionalism.”


Plan upcoming climbing & destination trips Alpine climbs Saturday, April 14: British Columbia ski Skyline Ridge, $110 April 21–22: Basic alpine climbing field course, $125 May 7–31: Denali expedition ($5,000) June 4–26: Denali expedition ($5,000) June 30–July 3: Mount Baker Coleman Glacier ($750) July 14–17: Mount Olympus Blue Glacier ($750) July 26–29: Mount Baker Coleman Glacier ($750) Aug. 10–12: Mount Stuart North Ridge rock climbing ($300) Aug. 24–26: South Early Winters Spire rock climbing ($300) Oct. 1–30: Aconcagua, Argentina ($7,700)

Destination excursions SPRING Nicaragua yoga retreat, $3,200 Five-day Owyhee River rafting trip, $1,000 Red Rocks, Nevada rock climbing, $975 May and June Denali expedition, $5,000 and $6,750 Costa Rica surf/yoga camp starting at $2,000 March and April Oregon Coast photography, $750 SUMMER New Zealand skiing/photography starting at $5,200 Five-day learn-as-you-go San Juan Island kayak trip, $850 FALL 10-day Thailand beach climbing starting at $3,800 10-day Peru exploration starting at $4,700 Aconcagua, Argentina, $7,700 Iceland photography, $4,000 WINTER Seven-day German Christmas markets starting at $3,200 The Frey, Argentina, $3,200 Chimborazo, Ecuador summit attempt, $2,700 Trip destinations and costs subject to change. Guests ages 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required. All prices are based on a three-person minimum occupancy. International trip costs are subject to change according to current airfare/permit cost changes. For more information or to register for climbing trips, email JBLMalpineClub@gmail.com. Email JBLMAdventureTrips@gmail.com for destination trips. We register people in the order that requests are received.

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MUD RUN

tyends o r w D i Late D registration n JBLM races keep you smiling & Bring the Family to the Down and Dirty Mud Run Register now for the 2018 JBLM Down and Dirty 5K Fun Run and Obstacle Course. Full of lots of muddy obstacles, the run is Saturday, May 12 at Soldiers Field House at Lewis Main, 3236 2nd Division Dr. (at Handrich). Sign up the kids and wear your superhero best for lots of muddy fun! (Ages 14 and younger must run with an adult.) Race bib pickup begins at 9 a.m. for three heats starting at 11 a.m., 11:30 and noon. Register online by Tuesday, May 1 at 11:59 p.m. to guarantee your race T-shirt size and the lowest fees ($20 per DOD card holder; $30 with no military affiliation).

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Wednesday, May 9 at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $25 for DOD card holders and $35 for no military affiliation. Find the registration link at JBLMmwr.com. Questions on the race? Call 253-967-7311.

Earn Fitness Challenge points for races Have you heard of the JBLM Fitness Challenge? It’s a new program for 2018 that


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promotes a healthy lifestyle while encouraging you to join eligible MWR programs, such as races, throughout the year. Whenever you sign up for a race, you receive points toward prizes — the more you participate, the more prizes you earn: • Gold-level participation is 850–1,000 points. • Silver-level participation is 700–849 points. • Bronze-level participation is 500–699 points. A grand-prize drawing for each level will be held in a capstone event. Look for announcements for upcoming races at fb.com/JBLMSportsFitnessAquatics and at JBLMmwr.com.

Compete in spring sports Enter Ten-Miler qualifier Want to represent JBLM at the 2018 Army Ten-Miler? Active duty personnel are invited to register for the Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler qualifier Friday, April 20 at the MWR Fest Tent at Lewis Main starting at 4:30 a.m.; the race begins at 5:30. Questions? Call 253-967-9210.

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Center at noon or Thursday, May 31 at the McChord Fitness Center at noon. League play starts June 11. A championship tournament meeting is being held Friday, July 27 at Cowan Stadium at noon for coaches of qualifying teams. Commander’s Cup sports are open to JBLM’s active duty Service members ages 18 and older. Call 253-967-1195 for more information or visit JBLMmwr.com.

Stay fit & trim Fit in a quality workout You have plenty of opportunities to get in shape at your choice of six fitness centers, a fitness annex, three pools and an outdoor athletic complex. Find your groove this month with a variety of workouts shown below! Check out updates on classes at fb.com/JBLMSportsFitnessAquatics.

JBLM Fitness Class Schedule Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center

2022 Liggett Ave. & Division • Lewis Main • 253-967-5975 Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:45 a.m.

9 a.m.

Step Circuit

Cardio Circuit

COMMIT Dance Fitness*

Cardio Circuit

Indoor Cycling

10 a.m.

Bootcamp

Yoga*

STRONG

Yoga*

Yoga

11:30 a.m.

Zumba*

Zumba

Zumba

Zumba Toning*

STRONG

Yoga

4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

Connected Warrior Yoga*

Yoga

Yoga

Zumba*

Zumba*

McChord Annex Sports & Fitness Center 726 5th St., McChord Field • 253-982-6700

Time

Monday

7–7:45 a.m.

Bootcamp

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Noon–1 p.m.

Bootcamp

Cycling Circuit

Bootcamp

TRX

Indoor Cycling

4:45–5:45

MixxedFit

RIPPED

Kickboxing

Zumba

Indoor Cycling*

5:45–6:45

Yoga

Zumba

MixxedFit

RIPPED

Mixxed Fit

Saturday

Wilson Sports & Fitness Center

11596 D St. & 41st Division, Lewis Nroth • 253-967-7471 Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Indoor Cycling

6:30–7:30 a.m. 10:15–11:15

Zumba

11:15–12:15

Mixxed Fit *Class is taught by a volunteer and is subject to cancellation without notice.

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Get ready to compete in bodybuilding show Enter Bodybuilding Championship

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Are you into bodybuilding? Want to enter the world of competition? Start training now for the 2018 JBLM Bodybuilding Championship Saturday, Aug. 11! Individuals need to enter the competition by Friday, July 27. Pay a $25 entry fee for all classes, both male and female. Categories are: • Women — bikini, figure and women's physique. • Men — body building, physique and classic physique. Weight classes are: • Women — lightweight (up to 125 pounds), Middleweight (125–140 pounds), heavyweight (over 140 pounds). • Men — lightweight (under 165.25 pounds), middleweight (165.25–187.25 pounds), heavyweight (over 187.25 pounds). Registration is open to the JBLM community; entry forms are available online at JBLMmwr.com and at JBLM sports and fitness centers. Questions? For more information, call 253-967-5776.

Tips for training for your first show Are you new to bodybuilding shows? Here are some tips gleaned from various bodybuilding websites on how to prepare for your first competition starting this month: • Go to a competition and check it out. Watch for the category in which you'd like to compete and observe how the judges and audience respond to each competitor. Take notes about what impresses them and gets them revved. • If possible, have an experienced mentor assess your physique. • Train with a knowledgeable partner or someone who supports you (even another competitor will be OK). Ask them to be honest with you and

what you need to work on. Competition diet, weight training and cardio workouts are the most important ingredients to competition success. Muscle proportion, separation and size should be your workout priorities. • Start your diet for the competition now. • Start working on your routine and poses after your workout. Have someone take photos of you in each pose for critiquing. That way, you can monitor your progress in the coming months. You need to hold each pose for at least 10 seconds — it’s much harder than it looks! Practice your poses while keeping your entire body tensed and tight.

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FOCUS Youth

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child F

rom deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that ordinary youth their age never experience. Their ability to adapt to present and future changes deserves our respect and admiration. In an effort to recognize the hard work and applaud the courage of military children, the Department of Defense has deemed April as the Month of the Military Child. It’s a time to honor military youth for the important role they play in contributing to the strength of our military worldwide.

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MOMC also reaffirms the military’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services, providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive. A 2015 military demographics report listed on defense.gov counted nearly 2 million “totalforce dependent children” in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger established April as the Month of The Military Child in 1986, and the Department of Defense has honored his initiative ever since.


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Celebrate at Kids’ Fest Free festival offers afternoon of fun JBLM’s Kids’ Fest kicks off the Month of the Military Child Thursday, April 5, 1–4:30 p.m. at the MWR Fest Tent and Bowl Arena Lanes at Lewis Main. Enjoy hands-on activities, exhibits, displays, interactive games, free bowling and entertainment. The fest tent is next to Bowl Arena Lanes at 2200 Liggett Ave.

See our youth in action at Kids’ Fest Come to Kids’ Fest Thursday, April 5 to watch SKIESUnlimited kids in action! Boxing, dance, gymnastics and karate students are performing for you — meet our instructors and find out what we have to offer! Here’s the rundown: • Boxing demonstration at 1 p.m. • Dance company at 2 and 3. • Gymnastics performance at 2:30. • Karate demonstration at 4.

Play & learn at parentand-child play centers Have fun with Play to Learn The Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows parent-and-child play centers Wednesdays each month. The fun lasts from 10–11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and 1:30–3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. 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! No registration is needed. Escape Zone is located at McChord Field, 841 Fairway Rd. (off Lincoln Boulevard). Call 253-982-8590 for more details. Raindrops & Rainbows is located at 8179 American Lake Blvd., Lewis North. Call 253-966-4802 for information.

Become a Family Child Care provider & earn up to $2,000 per month If you love kids and live at JBLM, consider becoming a Family Child Care provider in your own home! Learn more about benefits, support and training at an FCC orientation Tuesday, April 24, 6–8 p.m. at the FCC Office, Lewis Main. Call 253-967-3039/966-5993 for details. JBLMmwr.com

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Join Armed Forces Kids Run Register for free on-site at America’s Armed Forces Kids Run

Share your love of sports with JBLM youth as a volunteer sports coach. We provide your training and offer sports fee vouchers. Interested? Call 253-967-2405.

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It’s not too late to join military youth across America in running the 2018 Armed Forces Kids Run Saturday, April 14 at Cowan Stadium. Ages 5–16 can register on-site at 8 a.m. before the run begins at 9. Entry is free! The distance is a half-mile for ages 5–6, 1 mile for ages 7–8 and 2 miles for ages 9–16. Cowan Stadium is at 2170 12th St. at Bitar Avenue at Lewis Main.

Enroll in youth sports Stay active with flag football, cheerleading & soccer Enroll your youth ages 5–15 for flag football and cheerleading April 9–May 21 at JBLMcysRegistration.com ($55 per youth for each sport). Enrollment opens Tuesday, May 1 for fall soccer for ages 5–15 ($55 per youth) and bumblebee soccer for ages 3–4 ($25 per child; no games). Youth must be registered with CYS and have a current sports physical on file to enroll in sports at JBLMcysRegistration.com. Call 253-967-2405 for additional details.

Kids learn golf & more! The First Tee program teaches your youth golf and so much more! The values of integrity, respect and perseverance are reinforced through the game with golf coaches who help kids feel comfortable in a positive, non-intimidating experience. Enrollment ends Monday, April 23 for The First Tee golf camp 1 (ages 7–18) and Tuesday, April 25 for camp 2 (ages 7–18) and The First Tee Lil’ Drivers (ages 5–6). Enroll at JBLMcysRegistration.com. The cost for ages 7–18 is $35; ages 5–6 cost $25. Camps will take place at JBLM golf courses starting at 4:15 p.m. Camp 1 runs April 24–May 29 and Camp 2 and Lil’ Drivers meet April 26–May 31. Questions? Call 253-967-2405 for more information.

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Prevent, protect, be aware & honor others Volunteer Appreciation Week We’re celebrating our JBLM volunteers

April’s a month of extra awareness, honoring our military children, Gold Star spouses, volunteers and Families.

JBLM and DPFR thank each and every volunteer who has selflessly given back to our community. You’re invited to the following appreciation events: • Wednesday, April 4, volunteer fair, 9 a.m.–noon at the Club at McChord Field. • Tuesday, April 17, cookie social, 1–2:30 p.m. at Waller Hall, Lewis Main. • Thursday, April 19, two free games of bowling (including shoes) at Bowl Arena Lanes (Lewis Main) and Sounders Lanes (McChord Field). • Friday, April 20, cookie social, 12–1:30 p.m. at McChord Field Commissary. Call 253-967-2324 for details. RSVP by Friday, May 4 for the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the Club at McChord Field at: JBLM-volunteer-recognition-ceremony-2018.eventbrite.com.

Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month JBLM hosts free self-defense classes Become actively involved in preventing sexual assault by joining SHARP for a month of Rape Aggression Defense System training. To showcase the RAD System, SHARP will be hosting a demo day Friday, April 6 for Battalion Command Teams (and higher) and females ages 18 and older. Additionally, there will be four RAD System trainings held April 10–11, 14–15, 19–20 and 23–24, which teach self-defense tactics to females ages 13 and older. Register at JBLMafcs.checkappointments.com. For more information about these classes, call 253-967-2072. JBLMmwr.com

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

If you suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, it is your business to speak up. Your action could help save a child.

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Child abuse and neglect prevention — it is your business

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t can be far too easy to see something worrisome or suspicious, like possible child abuse or neglect, and say to yourself, “Somebody 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. 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 or simply be a supportive listener. If you are a parent and need a break yourself, reach out to a friend, neighbor or babysitter and arrange for someone to watch your child while you have some time for self-care. It’s normal to get frustrated from time to time, and it’s important you ask for help when you need it. There are resources that parents can access for professional advice and support. JBLM New Parent Support Program (253-967-7409) is a great resource for expecting parents and those with children up to 3 years old. Parents with children of all ages can contact Military OneSource (1-800-342-9647) for no-cost, confidential non-medical counseling. Additionally, military families can receive Family Resiliency Training from FOCUS (253-966-6390). If you suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, it is 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 or JBLM Military Police (253-912-4442) or Washington State Child Protective Services (1-866-363-4276), both 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, JBLM Department of Personnel and Family Readiness (253-967-7166) and the DPFR Family Advocacy Program (253-967-5901). For more information, visit Military OneSource at MilitaryOneSource.mil.

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Survivor Outreach Services is here for you SOS has moved JBLM Survivor Outreach Services has moved to Waller Hall, next to Official Travel. Our new location allows easy access to other supporting services, such as ID Cards/DEERS, Retirement Services and many other programs and resources. Join us Tuesday, May 1 for our open house to see our new space and location at 2140 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main. Questions? Call us at 253-966-5047.

Honoring our Gold Star Spouses Thursday, April 5 is nationally recognized as Gold Star Spouses Day, when the Fallen are honored and their Families are show our appreciation for their sacrifices. JBLM’s Gold Star Spouses Day recognition event is Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.–noon at Point Defiance Zoo. If you’re a Gold Star Spouse or Family member, register at JBLM-gold-star-spouses-day-2018.eventbrite.com. JBLM’s Survivor Outreach Services program provides support and brings Survivors together. Join us to honor our Fallen. For information about this event, program or resources, call 253-967-7501.

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Be on the lookout for the 2018 JBLM Housing Survey Participate in the HQDA Housing Resident Survey for a chance to win great prizes, including

ONE MONTH FREE RENT!

Surveys are being sent directly to your email by Thursday, April 26. Changed your email? Update your phone number and email address by emailing your local district office.

The survey takes 5 minutes to complete and you could win big! Get extra chances to win prizes by attending participating community events! Visit fb.com/lewismcchord.communities for details.

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EAP Tip of the Month

EFMP Family events

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Attend EFMP archery event and parent support

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, JBLM EAP encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In Washington alone, there have been 8,414 drunk-driving accidents within the past year. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, JBLM EAP is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month. If you're drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. The JBLM EAP coordinators are here to assist and support if you or someone you know is considering cutting or stopping alcohol use. To learn more about this topic or seek support, visit the EAP team at 2008B N. 3rd (at Pendleton), Room 114 or call 253-732-2214.

The Exceptional Family Member Program provides assistance and recreational events for EFMP-enrolled Families and retirees with Family members who have special needs. The Outdoor Recreation program is joining us to offer JBLM EFMP Families a free archery range event Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at CARES. Space is limited; registration is required at: JBLM-efmp-archery-2018.eventbrite.com. EFMP parents, take an opportunity to socialize monthly at EFMP Parents Connect with others who “get it” by EFMP parents for ALL EFMP parents. We know it’s hard to be everything. Please make the time to take care of yourself. We meet the third Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at CARES. This month’s meeting is April 18.

FOCUS Tip of the Month Organize your cleaning Now that the weather's getting better, you might be ready to start spring cleaning. While it can feel nice to clean up after winter, there are chores to be done year-round! Consider creating a chore chart so everyone in the Family knows what needs to be done and who's responsible for doing it. Don’t be afraid to get creative! For instance, create a chart with pictures for younger Family members. The FOCUS program can help Families with chore charts and many other wonderful skills to help stay on task. 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. JBLMmwr.com

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Check out our events & classes! DPFR classes and events are free — take advantage of as many as you can to develop your career, improve your relationships,

develop more resiliency and less stress, relate well with your children and spouse, train for leadership, prepare for the future, take control of your finances and much more!

Event

Date

For details

Ready to Rent

Mondays

253-967-1453

Career Skills Networking and Enrollments

Mondays

253-477-4743/4748

SSA Disability Brief

Mondays

253-966-8433

Vocational Rehab and Employment

Mondays

253-966-8433

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3633

GoArmyEd Portal 101 Class

Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays

253-967-7295

Accessing Higher Education Workshop

Mondays, Thursdays

253-967-3258

My Army Benefits Briefing

Tuesdays

253-966-8433

Toddler & Young Child Play Group (12–36 months)

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

WDVA State Veterans’ Benefits Brief

Wednesdays

253-966-8433

Local College Field Trip

Wednesdays

253-967-3258

RAD System Physical Self-Defense Classes

April 14–15, 19–20, 23–24 & 26–27

253-967-2072

Dating Basics

Monday, April 16

253-967-5901

Home-Buying Basics

Tuesday, April 17

253-967-1453

Key Contact Training (evening)

Tuesday, April 17

253-967-8430

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, April 17

253-967-3633, 253-982-2695

Financially Fit

Wednesday, April 18

253-967-1453

Dine and Dial

Wednesday, April 18

253-967-3672

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, April 19

253-967-3633

Rest & Renew

Thursday, April 19

253-966-8433

Five Love Languages for Children

Monday, April 23

253-967-5901

Pre-Deployment Workshops

Monday, April 23

253-967-8430

Let’s Cook!

Monday, April 23

253-966-8433

Fund Custodian Training (evening)

Tuesday, April 24

253-967-8430

Defense Installation Messaging System Training

Tuesday, April 24

253-982-2695

Smooth Move Workshop

Wednesday, April 25

253-982-2695

Key Spouse Initial Training

Thursday, April 26

253-982-2695

Overseas Smooth Move Workshop

Thursday, April 26

253-982-2695

Milestone Benefits Class

Thursday, April 26

253-967-3672

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Event

Date

For details

It Takes Two

Monday, April 30

253-967-5901

Unit Intro Managers’ Training

Tuesday, May 1

253-982-2695

ACT Women

May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24

253-967-5901

Empowering StepFamilies

May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17

253-967-5901

Baby Boot Camp

Wednesday, May 2

253-967-5901

Understanding AER Policies and Procedures

Wednesday, May 2

253-967-1453

Job Fair Success Workshop

Wednesday, May 2

253-982-WORK

Electronic-Sponsorship Application & Training Next Step

Wednesday, May 2

253-982-2695

Interview Ready

Thursday, May 3

253-982-9675

Volunteer Management Information System Orientation & OPOC Training

Thursday, May 3

253-967-2324

Key Contact Training (day)

Thursday, May 3

253-967-8430

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, May 3

253-967-3633

Reintegration (Reunion) for Family Members

Monday, May 7

253-967-8430

ACT Men

May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 30 & June 4

253-967-5901

Military Knowledge

Tuesday, May 8

253-967-2382

Care Team Training (evening)

Tuesday, May 8

253-967-8430

Tools for Success: Mindfulness Parenting

May 8, 10, 15, 17

253-967-5901

24/7 Dad

May 8 & 15

253-967-5901

FRG for Command Team

Wednesday, May 9

253-967-8430

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, May 10

253-982-9675

Financially Fit

Thursday, May 10

253-967-1453

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Workshop

Thursday, May 10

253-982-2695

Checking Account Maintenance Refresher

Friday, May 11

253-967-1453

Funds Custodian Training (Daytime)

Friday, May 11

253-967-8430

International Spouse Orientation

Friday, May 11

253-967-3633

Alaska Briefing

Monday, May 14

253-967-3633

Let’s Cook!

Monday, May 14

253-966-8433

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For more classes and briefings, 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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FOCUS Libraries

Make new friends

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at your JBLM libraries With all you can do for free, you’ll find a new club or activity to join at your libraries! McChord Library Discover our new design studio McChord Library is at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field; 253-982-3454. Grandstaff Library is at 2109 N. 10th (on Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main; 253-967-5889. Book Patch Library is located inside Grandstaff; 253-967-5533. All activities are free with no need to register unless otherwise noted.

Welcome to the brand-new McChord Library design studio! We’re holding workshops for kids highlighting a few of our new Makerspace technologies and offerings. Drop by April 2–6 to discover inventive creations. Monday, Wednesday and Friday offer: • Cricut vinyl-cutting workshop at 11 a.m. • 3Doodler pen workshop at 1 p.m. • Button-making workshop at 3. Tuesday and Thursday workshops offer: • Silhouette stamp making at 11 a.m. • Embroidery machine creations at 1 p.m. • Photo fun at 3.

Spring break fun & games The McChord Library is hosting a week of fun and games during spring break, April 2–6. Daily fun activities include Keva planks 11 a.m.–1 p.m., PlayStation 4 virtual reality demos at 1 and new movies beginning at 3 (with fresh popcorn)! Check out our board games and video games and play with your friends in our teen area all day during spring break.

Attend teen book club McChord Library and Teen Zone are proud to present our Teen Book Club! Teens are invited to participate the first Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. This month we’ll discuss “Ender’s Game” April 4. The book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky will be Continued on Page 45. JBLMmwr.com

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available for checkout for the discussion May 2. Transportation is available from Hillside Teen Zone if you’re registered with CYS and Teen Zone. For more information on registering with Teen Zone, call 253-967-4441. If you don’t need a ride, CYS registration is not required.

Join Novel Navigators book club Like to discuss current books? Join the Novel Navigators book discussion group for adults that meets the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. This month’s meeting is April 11 to discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir. A limited number of copies are available; register in person at the McChord Library to receive a copy.

See what Kids’ Book Club is all about Youth in grades 3–5 can join us at our monthly Kids’ Book Club. Read fun books, meet fun people! The Kids’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. This month, we meet at April 18 at 4 p.m. to discuss “El Deafo” by Cece Bell.

Earth Day storytime Earth Day is this month! Join us for a special storytime to celebrate this wonderful planet and learn how we can help take care of it Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Dream in STEAM Club Calling all dreamers! Join us Friday, April 20, 4–6 p.m. for our Dream in STEAM Club! Kids ages 8 and older can learn how to design, build, problem-solve, create and learn through science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. This month, art meets science using littleBits! Make a bot that dances, wiggles and draws up a storm. Add your own artistic flair by changing up some of the Bits and materials to create unique masterpieces. Registration is required and begins Friday, April 6. Register at JBLMmwr.com/libraries or call us at 253-982-3454.

Grandstaff & Book Patch libraries Come in for spring break fun We’re planning a special time for kids and teens during spring break! Monday, April 2, kiddos are invited to participate in: • Face painting and a movie noon–2 p.m. • Rocket balloon fun 2:30–3:30. Continued on Page 47. JBLMmwr.com

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Madigan’s Intrepid Spirit Center partners with the National Endowment for the Arts and the VA to include Creative Arts Therapy Brenda Maltz

Creative Arts Therapist Intrepid Spirit Center

“Externalizing their thoughts into a piece of art gives them an opportunity to look at it from a distance and gain a different perspective.”

Madigan’s new Intrepid Spirit Center offers a dedicated space to find holistic, interdisciplinary care and resources for trauma-related injuries to include creative arts therapy so Service Members can share their story through artistic expression. You deserve the best. We have the best. #MadigansBest

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• Slime time 4–5. Tuesday, April 3, teens can drop by for: • Introduction to Makerbot at noon. • Henna tattoo 1:30–3:30. • 3D origami 4–5:30.

Get STEAMed Come participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Participants can uncover interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking with projects each month. Classes are held the first Friday of the month from 6–7:30 p.m. Projects include: • Ozobot April 6 for ages 6 and older. • Drones May 4 for ages 14 and older.

Toddler time is fun time Parents and caregivers of toddlers — come join us for a rhythmic, musical story as we sing, dance, wiggle and giggle, plus much more Tuesdays, April 10 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Craft, create & conversate Girls ages 7–15 can “Come Craft, Create & Conversate” at Book Patch Library once

monthly on Fridays! Have fun at “Mixed Media Wearable Art” April 13, 6–7:30 p.m. Look forward to “Float like a Butterfly” May 11.

Join sensory-friendly storytime Families are invited to Book Patch Library Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. for a free sensory-friendly storytime with song, dance, music and a craft in a soothing environment.

Snack & chat for kids Kids in grades 3–6 can check out a book from the monthly book club display at Book Patch Library — each month explores a new and exciting type of book. After you read the book, we’ll meet, greet, snack and chat! This month, we’ll meet Friday, April 20, 6–7:30 p.m. to discuss action and adventure.

It’s Family movie night! Bring the entire Family to Book Patch Library’s free movie night and refreshments Saturday, April 21, 6–8 p.m. Bring blankets, pillows and camp chairs to make yourselves comfortable for the Familystyle feature.

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Enjoy read-along club Bring your kindergarten- to second-grade students to listen to and read along with books at Teeny-Weeny Read-Along Book Club. This month’s club meets Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Also enjoy activities, crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes!

New BYOU teen girls’ club Spend a girl-fueled power hour of creativity and awesome nosh at the new Be Your Own You girls’ club Friday, April 27, 6–7:30 p.m. We’ll experiment with fluid painting. Next month we’ll explore marble art Friday, May 25.

Joint library programs Children’s storytime is fun Bring your prereaders to Book Patch Library every Wednesday for a free storytime with crafts and activities at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. or McChord Library Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

at McChord Library (April 6) and the second Friday of the month at Grandstaff Library (April 13). We provide the Lego bricks and you provide the imagination! Registration is recommended for McChord Library on the library’s calendar of events at JBLMmwr.com/libraries starting one week prior. (No registration is needed at Grandstaff.)

Get job training with Microsoft Military Program Staff members from the Pierce County Public Library are at McChord and Grandstaff libraries the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon to explain the benefits of the Microsoft Military Program. Pierce County Library staff members are also available from 11 a.m.– noon and 12:30–1:30 p.m. to answer individual questions. Once you enroll in this free program, you can take Microsoft certification tests for the office specialist and technical assistant certifications. Tests are free and study materials are available. For more information, email mmp@pcls.us.

Build at Lego clubs Calling all master builders! Kids ages 3 and older can get creative at JBLM libraries Lego clubs at 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR events and activities for April 2018

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR events and activities for April 2018