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8 Join the Club! Get in on all the perks of being a member of the Club at McChord Field.

fun 10 Liven up August You have a number of reasons to love August with all the recreational events and opportunities MWR has lined up for you.

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18 Centennial includes you The Fort Lewis Centennial Celebration includes the entire community of individuals and Families supporting our way of life.

adventures 20 All about ODR Ever wonder what the outdoor recreation program has to offer? Learn about all the options for outdoor recreation, plus attend the end-of-summer block party and sale.

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sports, fitness & aquatics 24 Keep on playing Brighten up your day with Spark Before Dark, Commander’s Cup paintball and soccer, outdoor pool fun, Pacific Pathways Triathlon and more.

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youth 26 Stay active with summer classes & sports Summer programs are still going on strong with league sports, camps, SKIESUnlimited classes and much more.

military & Family readiness 30 Help for summer stress Tips for summer outdoor safety, letting go of stress from PCSing and other changes, child home-alone guidelines and more.

26 Photos: Ursula Buford (9), archive photo from blog.seattlepi.com (18). Focus cover photo by Ursula Buford.

FROM THE CENTENNIAL COVER Join in the Centennial events

Cover art by Alan Archambault, Lewis Army Museum

libraries 34 Family fun’s at your libraries Like movies? See them for free! Also buy new-to-you titles at the used book sale, play at Lego Club and join the conversation at book clubs.

August marks the official Centennial Celebration of JBLM’s 100th year in service to our country. Camp Lewis, as depicted on the cover, was built in less than 90 days. Keep and frame the cover art as a keepsake and read all about our history on page 18.

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Camp Lewis turns 100, plus more summer fun coming your way

We hope you enjoy the limited edition Centennial artwork cover by Lewis Army Museum historian Alan Archambault. The Centennial Celebration is Friday, Aug. 18, and the entire JBLM community is invited! Join us at Lewis Main for day-in-thelife activities, historical information, food and fun. Find event details and a map at JBLM100.com and find out how you can be a part of celebrating 100 years of JBLM! Other summer fun with MWR includes a Family golf special offered at both JBLM courses. It’s a great way to introduce your children to the game they can enjoy for their lifetimes. Turn to page 29 for details. Plus, find information on arts and crafts programs (and take advantage of the coupons on page 13), learn about becoming a member at the Club at McChord Field and stop by Warrior Zone and Sam Adams for entertainment — bingo, karaoke and open mic events — and a bite to eat. The School Support Services office has tips to help ease your Family into the backto-school routine. From slowly working toward a reasonable schoolnight bedtime to school supply shopping, turn to page 26 to read how to make the transition a smooth one. “Meet” your School Support Service staffers on page 28 and learn what they can do for school-age Families. Enjoy the last weeks of summer break and we hope to see you at our facilities. Share your feedback with us at http://ice.disa.mil. William E. Harvey Director, Family & MWR at JBLM

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FOCUS JBLM Family & MWR Director, Family & MWR William E. Harvey Marketing director/editor Writer/graphic designer

Kimberly Rowe Patti Jeffrey

Contributors Alan Archambault, Toby Bartley, Emiliano Hernandez, Jackie Kelly and School Support Services Contributing photographers Ursula Buford, Scott Hansen, Patti Jeffrey, Lional Kam, Kimberly Rowe and archive photo from blog.seattlepi.com 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/JBLMFamilyMWR.


School Physicals

Call the TRICARE Regional Appointment Line to book a school physical appointment with your child’s primary care provider.

1-800-404-4506 Check with your child’s school for specific requirements and bring the forms with you to the appointment. If your child has recently had a physical and only needs the forms completed, please contact your clinic for specific instructions. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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mamc.amedd.army.mil Army Medical Home

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Party, dine & celebrate at the Club Book your holiday parties & meetings at the Club The Club at McChord Field is a popular venue for private, unit, squadron and office holiday parties with its large ballrooms, new conference space, lounges and fireside room (with its own bar, stage and room for dancing). The Club can accommodate parties from 35–450 that include room rental equipment and supplies. If you can guarantee you’ll have at least 20 guests, you can reserve a room for free! Discover all the options for your party at JBLMmwr.com/club. If you want to host a party that reflects your style, yet is easy on your budget, call the catering office at 253-982-8175.

McChord Pub offers fun & games

of fresh grilled beef, chicken and BBQ

Stop in the McChord Pub to relax after work — you don’t have to be a member. Enjoy programs on four overhead TVs and music channels, and challenge your friends to a game of darts or poker. Order appetizers, wings, fries, poppers and sampler platter menu to go along with your favorite drinks. Hours are 4–9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and UTA Saturdays (Aug. 5).

chicken burgers with fries and more!

Enjoy lunch at the McChord Grill

and they pay only $5.

Both members and nonmembers are invited for lunch from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. weekdays! The menu includes a huge salad bar, soup of the day, pasta made to order, Italian, Cuban, Mediterranean, beef and chicken sandwiches, a variety

Celebrate being a member Join the Club at McChord Field and enjoy monthly freebies and perks. (Pick up an application from the Club office and become a member this month for a chance to win big prizes — see below.) Drop by Wednesday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. for a free member appreciation lunch. Bring a Family member or guest Club-member bingo is each Friday. Cards go on sale at 5 p.m.; the first game starts at 5:30. The cover-all game starts at 6 for a chance to win $850–$1,195! Questions? Call 253-982-5581. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Keep the Club legacy alive — Stay connected

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tay connected to the unique legacy of the Club at McChord Field and take advantage of the new membership system. Using your card of choice — debit, credit, ATM or credit union card — you can join the Club and pay monthly dues on a new Club member portal at memberplanet.com. Club members who renew membership and new Club members who sign up during August will be rewarded with the chance to win $10,000, $1,000 or a free club membership for life. Prepay for the year and you automatically receive your first two months’ dues free! Once you’re a member, you’ll receive notices of Club events, meal specials and programs automatically.

If you’re accessing the portal with your smartphone or tablet, download the free memberplanet app from the App Store or Google Play. Since you won’t need to have a membership card, you’ll just show your digital proof of membership through the app on your smart device. You also have the option of printing out proof of membership and carrying it with you — ask a Club staff member to assist you if you don’t have a printer or internet access. Need help renewing your membership or joining as a new member? Drop by the Club office — a staff member will be happy to set you up! Better yet, enjoy a free lunch when you sign up Aug. 16, 17, 29 or 30 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. For more details, call 253-982-5581 weekdays. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Let us help you sign up for or renew your membership with a free lunch Aug. 16, 17, 29 or 30 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Club at McChord Field! JBLMmwr.com

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Encounter Liven up your week Sam Adams makes evenings fun Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM has a ton of fun lined up for you this month. Come on over for: • Adult-themed Big Summer Bingo from 7–9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 2 and 16. Every $5 you spend, you receive an extra bingo card to try to win awesome prizes and food vouchers. • International IPA Day Thursday, Aug. 3 from 4–10 p.m. Buy any Samuel Adams Rebel IPA and keep the specialty glass, plus get $2 off any appetizer when you purchase any Sam Adams brew. Also get in on giveaways of Sam Adams gear from 5–8 p.m. • The “dog days” of summer on the patio at Yappy Hour from 6–8 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 10 and Sept. 7. Yes, this really is for the dogs — bring your dog on a leash for treats, dog-oriented games and prizes. • UFC Superfight, McGregor vs. Mayweather, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 ($5 cover). • Trivia Night with prizes from 7–9 Fridays, Aug. 11 and 25. • Heads-or-Tails Tuesdays from 4– 10 p.m. Guess correctly on a coin toss to win $1 off your first drink. • Karaoke Night Saturday, Aug. 5 from 6–10. • Bunco, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Sam Adams is at 2400 Bitar Ave. and Lional Kam

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August fun right here! Division at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-964-2012 or visit JBLMmwr.com/ samueladams.

Sell your gently used treasures at Fall Flea Market

Cupcakes & Canvas with kids

gently used items at the annual Fall Flea

Our wine and canvas events have been so popular that we’ve decided it’s time for a special painting event for parents and kiddos. Sign up for the brand-new Cupcakes and Canvas event at Grandstaff Library Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2–4:30 p.m. Adults and kids ages 8 and older can enjoy cupcakes, fruit punch and chocolate milk while each of you paint a canvas. You’ll be shown how to paint step-by-step, so even beginners can have fun and success! The cost is $18 per person; register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. For more information, call 253-982-6726/6718.

Enjoy entertainment

Make some quick cash by selling your Market. Make your reservations now for two 6-foot tables, spaces or combos for only $26. Three tables/space combos (18 feet) are $30. Rent an additional 6-foot table or space for $6 more. (You must be an authorized ID cardholder in order to sell your household or yard items. No crafts or resale merchandise are allowed.) Email specialevents@JBLMmwr.com or call 253-967-6772 for table/space reservations.

Sign up for fall bowling leagues Fall bowling leagues are now forming at Bowl Arena Lanes (Lewis Main) and Sounders Lanes (McChord Field). Sign up for a league that suits you by picking up a registration form at the counter. Bowl Arena has Sunday night mixed

Free outdoor cinema Family event

fours (Pinsplitters), Tuesday night mixed

If you like free entertainment, come on out to watch “Moana” on the lawn at the Club at McChord Field Friday night, Aug. 11! Set up your lawn chairs, blankets and pillows and have fun with Family activities and prizes starting at 6; the movie begins at 9. Popcorn, chips, candy, hot dogs, soda and beer (for ages 21 and older) are available for purchase on site. The movie is at 700 Barnes Blvd.

trios, Thursday night mixed fours and Saturday morning juniors — Bumper Bees, intermediate and advanced. Sounders Lanes offers Monday morning women’s trios, Monday night mixed fours, Tuesday morning AREWS women’s trios, Tuesday evening Tin Cup mixed fours, Thursday evening CES mixed fours and Friday night mixed fours. For more details, call Bowl Arena Lanes at 253-967-4661 or come to the

front desk at 2272 Liggett Ave. Sounders Lanes is at 737 Jackson Ave.; call 253-982-5954 for more info.

Golf with friends Enter August golf tourneys Improve your competitive play with fun tourneys at JBLM golf courses. Both Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs have tourneys and events lined up for you: • Enter Eagles Pride’s Horse Race Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. with a two-person alternate shot format. The cost is $20, which includes your green fee and cart. • CG Golf Scramble Thursday, Aug. 17 at Eagles Pride with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The four-person scramble costs $35 per person (includes cart). • Compete in the Whispering Firs Golf Championship Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20. The individual stroke play championship tourney is $60 plus your green fee. • For a fun evening at Eagles Pride, enter the Nine, Wine & Dine event Wednesday, Aug. 23. for $90 per couple. You’ll get a barbecue dinner and wine sampling on the patio along with your green fees, cart and nine-hole golfing. For entry details on any tournament, call Whispering Firs (McChord Field) at 253-982-2124 or Eagles Pride (I-5 Exit 116) at 253-967-6522. Continued on Page 10. JBLMmwr.com

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Encounter August fun right here! continued Take advantage of golf specials Get in on August golf specials at both Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses: • The weekday walking rate is $20 for green fees from golf course opening–7:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Senior green fees are now available weekdays; call the pro shop for prices.

253-967-6522 (I-5 Exit 116) or Whispering Firs (895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field) at 253-982-2124.

Get creative Showcase your creative work in competition The 2017 Army Arts and Crafts Con-

• Grab a bargain at JBLM golf courses

test is here! This year’s juried competi-

with the golf combo (green fee, a

tion is open through Aug. 31. Submit a

shared cart and a $6 food voucher).

high-quality digital photo of your best

Prices vary according to days and

artwork completed within the past year

ranks; call the pro shop for details.

and you could win monetary prizes and

Specials cannot be combined with

recognition from the online gallery.

category. The ten categories within each division are ceramic, fiber, glass, digital, metal or wood art, drawings, paintings, 2D mixed media and 3D mixed media. All active duty, Reserve, National Guard, Family members, retirees and DOD civilians (except Arts & Crafts Center employees and their Families) are eligible, from novices to accomplished artists. To get your entry application, visit https://cloud.mwr.army.mil/apptrac. If you need help, contact the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field by calling 253-982-6726/6723.

other specials or used for tournaments or

Winners will be notified at the end of

Create free Kids’ Kraft

outings.

summer.

Sign your kiddos up now for the monthly Kids’ Kraft Friday, Aug. 25 at

For more details, call Eagles Pride at

You can submit up to three entries per

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the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field from 3:30–5 p.m. This month, your child can create gooey play slime! Register by Wednesday, Aug. 23 by calling 253-982-6726/6723. Arts & Crafts is at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Try out new creative classes Come out to your Arts & Crafts Center and get creative this month (use the coupons at right for discounted instruction on sewing and picture-framing classes)! Two new classes are being offered — calligraphy, the art of beautiful lettering, and string art design. Use calligraphy to enhance invitations, cards and inspirational sayings. Also create a map of your home state with a heart over your

home town with this month’s string art project. Bring in your design ideas and let the expert staff help you create a one-of-akind thank-you gift, keepsake or decor for your home. Or, if you need a quick gift, stop by to see what the Arts & Crafts Center’s store has in stock. Want to save time and hassle with upcoming parties and holidays in the fall? Order multiple items to have on hand for gift giving in the coming months. You can leave space to add a small engraved plate to personalize the gift item or you can create a generic gift for that lastminute gift emergency! For more info or to get creative advice, call 253-982-6723/6718 or drop by 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Arts & Crafts Center Clip ‘n Save Coupons 50% off Basic Sewing Class

(discount applies to instruction only) Limit one coupon per customer per class. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Aug. 1–31, 2017.

75% off 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 Aug. 1–31, 2017.

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6726 Below: Kids’ Kraft is offered monthly for free at the Arts & Crafts Center — sign up your Family for the Wednesday, Aug. 23 gooey play slime project by calling 253-982-6726/6723.

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BUYING GREEN: Readin', writin' & 'rithmetic combine with Reduce, Reuse & Recycle thanks to these pro tips

• Purchase biodegradable pencils, refillable pens and recycled paper notebooks. • Time for new school clothes! Consider buying from thrift shops, swapping with friends or buy new and opt for more sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton or bamboo. • Don't brown bag it, choose a washable, reusable container to bring your healthy lunch & snacks to school. • Walk or bike ride to school, take the bus or divide the ride and start a parent carpool!

Congratulations on turning 100. SureID® salutes the thousands of dedicated men and women at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who, since 1917, have helped keep our country safe and secure. We understand the magnitude of providing trusted security in today’s uncertain world. Since 2004, our RAPIDGate® program has provided secure and streamlined access for nearly 25,000 employees at 2,000 companies that conduct business at JBLM. Every employee at SureID recognizes JBLM as a vital part of America’s proud military history. We wish you another 100 years of success in protecting the freedom we all enjoy.

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by Patti Jeffrey

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War I broke out. well-being. In the 1980s, the Army e’ve been a part of In addition to Army facilities, volunFamily Action Plan took effect to higha yearlong JBLM teer organizations — the Salvation Army, light the importance of Army Families Centennial celebration that American Red Cross, Knights of Columactively influencing their Solder’s and began with Camp Lewis. bus and the YMCA — built recreational their community’s morale and resilience. While Family & MWR is a and entertainment facilities for the Today, more than ever, Families are thousands of Soldiers in training, who recognized for their service and contripart of JBLM’s history, rest, bution to the Army. As we relaxation and celebrate the centennial, renewal have …NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State we invite all retirees, vets, always been need- Senate recognize the 100th anniversary of JBLM, which began in 1917 Service members, civiled as part of a with land gifted for use as a permanent army post to the federal ian personnel and Family government by the citizens of Pierce County, which would in return members to celebrate the Soldier’s life.

give the United States and the world support and protection in our many meaningful changes The need for war-weary darkest hours so that we might live free. excerpt from SR 8627 2017–18 and accomplishments that troops to rest, refresh, and cannot have happened reinvigorate was evident without their presence from the founding of the and sacrifice. would enter the war in June of 1918. U.S. Army in 1775 with the RevolutionThough all the transitions, the philosCamp Lewis’s buildings fell into disreary War for our independence. Informal ophy of balancing work and play while pair after the end of the Great War, but types of troop support, such as meals, staying fit to fight has emerged and unCongress called for a 10-year rebuilding laundry, goods and services, were proderlies all our services and programs. effort and, in 1927, Camp Lewis became vided by post traders who set up shop at Sources: armymwr.com, military property of the federal government and Army camps and forts throughout the onesource.mil/mwr, SR 8627 2017–18, was renamed Fort Lewis. U.S. myjblm.cityoflakewood.us A new commissary, theater, golf Not until 1895 did the Army post course, sports fields, Family housing and exchange become a permanent estabmore were part of the new construction. lishment with Army headquarters and profits were used to support troops’ recreational activities. The Army began to set up and maintain not only PXs but libraries, schools, recreation centers and gymnasiums for its troops during the first half of the 20th century as a new part of the Army Special Services.

Building for the future Through Pierce County’s donation of land to the U.S. government for military use in 1917, Camp Lewis was constructed in less than 90 days, just as World

Other older structures were converted into clubs, a PX and Red Cross convalescent housing. Just three years later, an airfield north of Fort Lewis was established, which 10 years later became McChord Field.

Army adapts to Families’ needs Over the years, Families slowly began to be included in morale, welfare and recreation programs. In the late 1960s, the Army began to seriously consider the needs of Army Families as a whole unit, not as separate from married soldiers’

You’re invited to the JBLM Centennial Street Fair Friday, Aug. 18, 3–6 p.m. JBLM-Lewis Main

N. 3rd & Pendleton & Watkins Field Participate in “Day in the Life” Familyfriendly activities, giveaways, displays, information, free food, beer & wine tent, Lewis Army Museum information, displays, stage entertainment and more. Visit JBLM100.com for more event details. Open to DOD ID card holders and their guests only.

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Get outside, explore with us! If you love being outdoors and active, the Outdoor Recreation program can help make it happen! There are two locations to serve you — Northwest Adventure Center, 8050 NCO Beach Rd. at Lewis North and Adventures Unlimited, 739 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

SCUBA Many specialty diving classes are available at the five-star PADI-certified shop is located inside the NAC — basic open water, advanced, rescue, master diver, dive master and dive instructor. Call 253-967-3405 for details.

fishing equipment, crab rings, cots, folding chairs, tables, life vests, water skis, kayaks, skis, snowboards, snowshoes and sports equipment.

RV Storage Lot Need to store your RV or boat? The NAC has covered and uncovered storage

Adventure Programs Outdoor fun with the adventure experts at the Northwest Adventure Center is practically limitless. Seasonal options include sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. For more information, see page 22 or call 253-967-6263.

Retail & Rental Store The retail store inside the NAC carries everything you need for a wonderful day skiing, fishing or camping, as well as gun sales. There’s a great selection of equipment rentals for camping, hiking, outdoor parties and season outdoor endeavors. For more information, call 253-967-8282/7744.

Equipment Rental Everything you need for camping, backyard fun, a Family adventure and more is available to rent. Choose from tents, coolers, stoves, grills, party canopies, camping trailers, motor boats,

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spaces available. For additional information, call the NAC at 253-967-8282/7744.

Shoreline Park Open daily noon– 7 p.m. through Labor Day, Shoreline Park offers swimming and recreational pavillions for rent.

Summer Cove A picturesque waterfront park on American Lake with shallow wading area, Summer Cove also has a sandy beach, trails and playground. Open through Labor Day.

Russell Landing Marina Open through September, Russell Landing Marina is the place to stop to enjoy a day on American Lake. Rent boats and pavilions for unit or Family picnics. Moorage and dry storage slips are available if you own a boat. Plus, there’s a great selection of bait and tackle. For details, call 253-967-2510.

ATV park Come and drive your all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike in the ATV park! Located about a mile out outside Scouts Out gate on 2nd Division Range Road, the ATV park offers rentals on a first-come, first-served basis (helmets and goggles included; long pants, long-sleeved shirt, ankle boots and gloves are required). Call 253-967-7056 for rental fees and regulations. Rental issue is located at the Shotgun shooting complex, Bldg. 3969 (closed Monday and Tuesday). The ATV pits are co-usage with military training and may or may not be available.

Range 15 Do you enjoy shooting, but have a hard time finding a relaxing, safe and legal place to let a few fly? Check out Range 15, a great, safe place to spend some time perfecting your marksmanship, teaching a youngster the finer points of the sport or just spending a warm afternoon of plinking away. Our official Army range is nestled in the small arms impact area, next to JBLM qualifying ranges, making it extremely safe for shooting out to 300 yards. Along with the shooting line, therre is a range shop where you can pick up cleaning supplies, ammunition when you run low or just a soda and chips if your tummy starts growling (which is bad for accuracy, it’s a proven fact.)


Pistol shooters can take advantage of our 10- and 20-yard berms, while rifle shooters can shoot at targets all the way out to 300 yards. All weapons must be registered on base before bringing them on the installation.

Adventures Unlimited Your one-stop outdoor recreation headquarters for the rental of trailers, camping equipment, skiing, snowboarding and boating! See us for gear or call 253-982-2206 for more information.

Compete in JBLM’s monthly sporting clays Register now for Saturday, Aug. 5 event Join the Outdoor Recreation program at the JBLM Skeet Range the first Saturday of the month for a sporting clays competition! This is a 10-station, 100-target fun shoot. Sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting and is often described as “golf with a shotgun.” Registration begins at 9 a.m. and costs $35 per person. Shooting begins at 10:30. For details, call 253-967-7056. The Skeet Range is located at 3969 2nd Division Range Rd. at Lewis Main.

Retail store re-opening Stay tuned to the magazine and the social media sites listed to the right for details!

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trips by design Create a trip for your own group, on your own time, to where you want to go!

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he professional guides from Outdoor Recreation can plan your trip to any destination you can imagine with day trips or overnight stays. We provide the transportation for you in our vehicles — from 13-passenger vans to a 32-passenger bus — so you can relax and enjoy the journey along the way. Trips depart from the Northwest Adventure Center or any location at JBLM. Active duty personnel, retirees, DOD civilians, your Families and non-military guests can plan a private trip.

Prices and payment Costs vary according to the number of participants, trip duration, mileage, tickets and other fees (the larger the group, the less each person pays). Full payment is required seven days prior to trip departure. The NAC accepts cash, checks and credit cards. If you cancel a trip outside 48 hours before trip departure, we’ll refund the cost unless actual expenses have been made. A $10 processing fee is applied

when you cancel a trip. MWR reserves the right to cancel a trip due to circumstances beyond our control.

Monument. Mount Rainier National Park. Leavenworth. Olympic Peninsula. Victoria, B.C. Wine tasting or brewery tours. White Pass. Crystal Mountain. Stevens Pass. Snoqualmie Pass.

create a budget that includes transporta-

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Outdoor activities include

tickets, parking fees, ferry and bridge tolls and other travel costs. Some destinations offer special midweek discounts and can be less congested for your group, allowing for more personal tours.

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Planning an itinerary Our guides can assist you with your itinerary options, including departure and arrival times, rest stops, stops at multiple locations and lunch and/or dinner options while traveling. We can help

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Seattle Aquarium. Seattle Space Needle. Pike Place Market. Seattle Ride the Ducks. Argosy cruises. Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic

Mountain biking. Sea kayaking and SUP. Whitewater rafting. Hiking and backpacking. Horseback riding. Snowshoeing. Cross-country skiing. Snow camping. For more information, on adventure programs, call 253-967-6263.

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Get fit with MWR ments will be provided. For details, visit JBLMmwr.com/fitness or call 253-967-1195.

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Swim, bike & run at Lewis North There’s still time to register for the Pacific Pathways Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 19. The swim starts in American Lake, with the bike and run courses winding through Lewis North. The race consists of a 500-meter swim, a 14-mile bike and a 5K run. There are limited spots available, so visit JBLMmwr.com/races today for registration, deadlines and pricing.

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The 6th Annual Salmon Run presented by Nisqually Markets is Saturday, Sept. 9 at McChord Field’s Heritage Hill. Register early for the best pricing and to guarantee your race T-shirt: JBLMmwr.com/races.

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Sign up for the paintball tourney! Interested in Commander’s Cup paintball tourney? Attend a representative meeting Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. The tournament is Saturday, Aug. 12, and the cost is $75 per team to be paid at the representative meeting. Showtime tournament day is 8:30 a.m. (begins at 9).

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Don’t miss the representative meeting for Commander’s Cup indoor soccer Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center and Thursday, Aug. 24,

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noon at McChord Fitness Center. The season begins Monday, Sept. 25 and runs through the Commander’s Cup Tournament Monday, Oct. 30. Commander’s Cup sports are open to active duty Service members attached to JBLM only. For details, call 253-967-4768 visit JBLMmwr.com/ intramural. Nelson Recreation Center is located at Lewis Main, 3168 2nd Division Dr. McChord Fitness Center is located at 729 5th St.

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If you want to play fall softball, attend the sign-up meeting at Nelson Recreation Center Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. There are recreational and competitive leagues for $250 per team. Players without teams are encouraged to attend the meeting for team placement. All JBLM ID card holders at least 18 years old are eligible to play in open sports leagues. The season begins Saturday, Aug. 26; league tournament is Saturday, Oct. 7. For details, visit JBLMmwr.com/ intramural or call 253-967-4768.

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McChord Outdoor Pool hours Cool off at McChord Outdoor Pool daily from noon–7 p.m. Swim laps, splash and relax. The pool is located at 736 5th St. at McChord Field. For details, call 253-982-2807. Find a schedule of free fitness classes at:

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Move over summer! A new school year is starting Back to school with School Support Services JBLM School Support Services

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In the blink of an eye the beginning of a new school year is upon us. For some students, it can be an exciting time as they reconnect with their friends after summer vacation. For others, it’s another new year in a new school and meeting new friends. The School Support Services office has a few tips to share to help parents and children transition back to school and promote a year full of successful school experiences.

• Gather all necessary documents. If you

Elementary school • Move bedtime back a half-hour each week a month before school starts until you reach the desired bedtime for your child. • Talk to your child about expectations for the school year. • Organize your child’s school supplies and backpack one week before school starts. • Help your child pick out clothes for school. • Keep talk about school positive and point out the good things about going to school.

Middle & high school • Go shopping together to get school supplies. • Talk to your child about after-school activities he/she would like to participate in and make necessary arrangements. • Address any concerns your child may have about going back to school. • Focus on the parts of school that your child enjoys. Remind your child of different extra-curricular activities to be involved in during the school year. • Ensure your child has a designed space for homework.

are enrolling in the district for the first time, be sure to have your child’s shot record, last report card from previous school, verification of housing address and, for kindergarten students only, their birth certificate. • Have at least two emergency contacts that you can provide the school. You will want to ensure that your emergency contact will be willing accept the responsibility before you list them. As a tip, if they have school-age children, you can offer to be their emergency contact as well. Remember to keep your contacts updated throughout the year. • Attend the schools open house, tour the school and meet your child’s teacher. This may help ease any fears and tears on the first day of school. • Inform your child’s teacher on any Family situations that may affect their learning. It could be an upcoming PCS, deployment or change in household such as divorce or separation. Ask the teacher to alert you if they notice any changes in your child’s behavior in the classroom. • Stay positive and smile! When schools, parents and students work together, school can be an opportunity for tremendous development. Students who feel comfortable in their new environment are able to learn and grow effectively. If you’re new to JBLM and enrolling your child into school or have questions on regarding your child’s education, reach out to the School Support Services office. Call 253-967-7195 or email at usarmy.jblm. imcom.list.dfmwr-cys-schools-liaison@mail.mil. “Meet” the School Support Services office on the next page. JBLMmwr.com

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Get to know your JBLM School Liaison Officers All three have raised their families in cys programs

Norma began serving the JBLM community as a School Liaison Officer in early 2000. She serves as the liaison for the Clover Park, Bethel and Tacoma school districts, along with several other districts in the North Pierce and South King counties. Her knowledge and experience in education has made her a leading champion in education for the Families of JBLM.

What your School Support Services office can do for your Family • Liaison between Families and the schools their children attend.

Antoinette has held several management positions within CYS over the years, but found her true passion in 2010 when she became a School Liaison Officer. She serves as the liaison serving the schools and Families in the North Thurston, Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm school districts. You can always count on Antoinette to lead the Kindergarten Information Meetings each spring for the community’s newest recruits for the upcoming school year.

• Provide transition support to Families who are new to JBLM or outbound during PCS. • Front line advocates for Families helping schools understand military lifestyles. • Provide Kindergarten readiness and middle & high school transition briefings.

Aundrea joined the School Liaison Office team in 2016 after serving five years as the JBLM CYS Community-Based Program Manager where she handled the Army Fee Assistance Partnership. She serves as the liaison for the Steilacoom, Puyallup and University Place school districts, along with assisting our Families living outside JBLM with community care.

• Provide resiliency education for youth • Provide parent & child education classes and resources. • Provide college readiness and scholarship resources.

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Norma, Antoinette and Aundrea have been working with CYS for a combined 60+ years while moving around as military spouses raising their children in CYS programs along the way. If you’re just arriving, getting ready to PCS or just have general questions or concerns about your child’s education, be sure to email or give them a call. You can reach them at 253-967-7195 or by emailing them at usarmy.jblm.imcom.list. dfmwr-cys-schools-liaison@mail.mil.

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Fun activities with CYS Stay active, make friends with SKIES and sports nutcracker auditions Come watch your child shine on stage this holiday season! The beloved holiday classic, “The

day season. Those interested should stop by SKIESUnlimited, 6398 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main, to pick up an audition packet to learn more about the process. For details, email TheStudioACFTPA@gmail.com.

Nutcracker” ballet, will come to JBLM for the second year in a row. SKIESUnlimited will hold auditions to find out where your child fits best Sept. 4–7 from 6–7:30 p.m.. Auditions are open to children who are registered with CYS and their parents. Dancers, actors, gymnasts and theaterlovers are invited to join this diverse and inclusive cast. All abilities and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Last year, the cast numbered at more than 40 children (plus adults)! The children wore period costumes for the first half of the show then changed into glamorous tutus and sparkly attire for the second half. The adults danced and had a blast both onstage and off. This is an amazing opportunity for both children and adults to find friends, make memories and celebrate the holi-

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Sign up for golf jam, archery and soccer! There’s still time to register for British Soccer Camp! Youth had a blast at the Lewis camp last month, and it’s coming to McChord Field Aug. 15–19. The camp is open to ages 3–6 and enrollment, times and cost are at ChallengerSports.com. The Parent Caddy Golf Jam is Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Eagles Pride Golf Course. Enrollment is open through Tuesday, Aug. 8 for $20 (no fee for adult caddy). Visit JBLMcysRegistration.com for enrollment. Want more Family time on the course? Take advantage of the new Family golf special available at both JBLM courses Saturday and Sunday after 2 p.m. For $30,

golf nine holes and get cart and club rental plus a hotdog and chips. For details, call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124. Choose from two Get Fit, Be Strong Archery camps Aug. 7–10. They’re offered at the Youth Sports Building, 2295 S. 12th St. at Lewis Main from 9:30–11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Visit JBLMcysRegistration.com for enrollment.

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It’s easy to sign up with CYS! If you’re new to JBLM, welcome! Register your Family with CYS for access to child care, sports, classes and more. Find a registration checklist at fb.com/ JBLMcys and call 253-966-2977 for a registration appointment. For child care, place your Family on the waiting list at MilitaryChildCare.com. Registration with CYS is still required, so be sure to call for your registration appointment. We look forward to working with your Family!

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Resources, assistance & fun events   for JBLM Families WITH ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY SERVICE ADAPT Parenting Program

Spouses Out on the Town

You may be eligible to take part in a free positive parenting program and study for Families at JBLM! Earn up to $520 in gift cards while building a more positive relationship with your children. Gain new tools for effective parenting and conflict resolution, as well as some fresh, new perspectives to help pave the way! You may be eligible to participate if you or your spouse: • Is a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces. • Have experienced at least one deployment (regular Army) in the past five years or two deployments (Special Operations) in the past three years. • Have a child between the ages of 5–12. For more information, call Lori at 612-257-1164 or e-mail lgibbon@umn.edu. Register at ADAPT.umn.edu. This study is coordinated by the University of Minnesota, ADAPT and JBLM AFCS.

Are you new to the area or do you need a little encouragement to venture about town? Join Spouses Out on the Town this summer! The group is heading to Seattle Tuesday, Aug. 15 and Tacoma Tuesday, Sept. 12. Take a bus tour and be introduced to other military spouses new to the area, sites and cities outside of JBLM. You’re welcome to attend each tour only once. We have plenty of room and invite all military and civilian spouses to join us — don’t forget to bring lunch or money for lunch. We pick up at AFCS Waller Hall (Lewis Main) at 8:30 a.m. for the Seattle trip and 9 a.m. for the Tacoma trip. Registration is required at JBLMafcs.checkappointments.com (under Classes & Activities, Newcomers). Call 253-967-3633 for additional information.

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Resiliency Tip of the Month Just as the temperatures may be high, so can tempers. It’s important for adults and kids alike to have a variety of ways to cool down. Deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation are two excellent ways to help calm both the mind and body. FOCUS helps everyone in the Family learn fun ways to engage in these and other activities to keep their cool.

Don’t just get by, get stronger! FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. For details, call 253-966-6390, email JBLM@ focusproject.org or visit FocusProject.org and fb.com/ FOCUSresiliencytraining.

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AFCS Education Fair Reminder Meet with reps from local colleges, plan your education

Remember to join us for the JBLM AFCS Education Fair Thursday, Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Madigan Medical Mall. Meet with representatives from local, national and online colleges, and learn about other education opportunities, training programs and services. The entire community is welcome. Register at JBLMeducation-fairs-2017.eventbrite.com or call 253-966-8433. MAMC is located at 9040 Jackson Ave. at Lewis Main.

Gold Star Bowling

Join us for this back-to-school event at Sounders Lanes Gold Star Families are invited to Sounders Lanes Saturday, Aug. 26 for a back-to-school bowling event from noon–2 p.m. Each child will receive free bowling and pizza and a backpack filled with school supplies. To register, visit gold-star-youth-back-to-school-bowling. eventbrite.com. This event is hosted by JBLM AFCS Survivor Outreach Services. Sounders Lanes is located at McChord Field, 737 Jackson Blvd. For details, call 253-966-5047 or 253-967-3672.

parties (reservations open Monday, Oct. 23), FY18 reservations will be for October 2017–September 2018, excluding December. All reservations are now made online at JBLMafcs.checkappointments.com. Please use Mozilla Firefox to access the registration website due to incompatibility with Internet Explorer. For details, call 253-967-9496.

Child Supervision Guidelines

Is your child old enough to stay home alone? All parents eventually face the decision to leave their child home alone for the first time. Whether they’re just running to the store for a few minutes or working during after-school hours, parents need to be sure their children have the skills and maturity to handle the situation safely. Being trusted to stay home alone can be a positive experience for a child who is mature and well-prepared. It can boost the child’s confidence and promote independence and responsibility. However, children face real risks when left unsupervised. Those risks, as well as a child’s comfort level and ability to deal with challenges, must be considered. Parents can visit childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/homealone.pdf for a simple factsheet that provides tips to help parents and caregivers when making this important

Book the Family Resource Center

Book unit functions & meetings Reservations for FY18 Family Readiness Group meetings and other unit-c onnected events start Monday, Sept. 11 at the Family Resource Center. The FRC, located at 4274 Idaho Ave. at Lewis Main, is an historic 100-year-old building dedicated to supporting FRGs, unit trainings, change of command receptions, promotion ceremonies and more. Because December is set aside for holiday

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decision. For Families residing on base at JBLM, leaving a young child unsupervised may be considered neglect, especially if doing so places the child in danger. Use the Guidelines for Leaving Kids Home Alone at fb.com/JBLMafcs for guidance. If you’re concerned about a child who appears to be neglected or inadequately supervised, contact the local child protective services agency at 1-866-ENDHARM or JBLM Police at 253-967-3107. For more information, call JBLM AFCS Family Advocacy Program at 253-967- 5901.

EAP Tip of the Month Physical and emotional safety during the summer season As we enjoy the bright and warmer summer days, we’re reminded that physical and emotional health is paramount. The 101 Critical Days of Summer began Memorial Day weekend and ends after Labor Day. So, it’s time for us to brush up on summer safety tips for ourselves, Family, kids and pets! Physical Safety: Be mindful to remain well-hydrated, regularly access cooling centers. Take precautions against sunburn and heatstroke, and practice safe barbecuing, swimming safety and safe boat operation. And, of course, for those who choose to work out, please take regular breaks. Emotional Safety: As the seasons change, change is also an inevitable part of life. There will be fun activities, vacations, PCS moves and pleasant events. For those unexpected changes that are wonderful, we celebrate. For those unplanned, unpleasant events that may occur, we support one another. Keep in mind that your Employee Assistance Program team is an available resource for processing thoughts, problem-solving and providing support resources. Feel free to stop by to see the EAP Team at Lewis Main, 2008B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue), Room 114 or at call 253-732-2214.


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Mondays

253-967-1453

ACT Women

Tu/Th, Sept. 5–28

253-967-5901

DOL Transition Assistance Workshop

Sept. 5–7

253-966-8433

WDVA State Veteran’s Benefits & SSA Disability Brief

Mondays

253-966-8433

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Mondays

253-966-8433

AFFTB Concept Block: Building Your Dream Team (Day 1)

Tuesday, Sept. 5

253-967-2382

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3633

ACT Men

Wed/Fri, Sept. 6–Oct. 2

253-967-2382

SHARP FY17 Annual Training (policy & procedures)

Tuesdays

253-967-2072

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Sept. 6

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

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

AFFTB Concept Block: Smoothing the Way (Day 2)

Wednesday, Sept. 6

253-967-2382

Military Caregiver PEER Forum

Wednesdays

253-966-8433

JBLM Community Update

Wednesday, Sept. 6

253-967-9496

Baby Play Group

Thursdays

253-967-5901

Treasurer Training (evening)

Wednesday, Sept. 6

253-967-8430

Spouses Out on the Town, Seattle

Tuesday, Aug. 15

253-967-3633

Understanding AER Policies & Procedures

Wednesday, Sept. 6

253-967-1453

AFFTB Concept Block: Career Development (Day 2)

Tuesday, Aug. 15

253-967-2382

123 Magic

Thursdays, Sept. 7–28

253-967-5901

Car-Buying Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 7

253-967-1453

Home-Buying Basics

Tuesday, Aug. 15

253-967-1453

Interview-Ready Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 7

253-982-WORK

EAP Supervisor Training

Wednesday, Aug. 16

253-966-4597

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 7

253-967-3633

VA I & II SFL-TAP Class

Wednesday, Aug. 16

253-966-8433

VMIS Organization Point of Contact Training

Thursday, Sept. 7

253-967-2324

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Aug. 16

253-967-1453

Volunteer Orientation Training

Thursday, Sept. 7

253-967-2324

AFFTB Concept Block: I Married a Service Member... Now What?

Wednesday, Aug. 16

253-967-2382

Alaska Training

Monday, Sept. 11

253-967-3633

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Aug. 17

253-982-WORK

STOMP Parent

Sept. 12 & 13

253-967-9705

Infant Massage Class

Tuesdays, Sept. 12–26

253-967-1453

EAP Civilian Training

Tuesday, Sept. 12

253-966-4597

Effective Praise & Active Constructive Responding

Thursday, Aug. 17

253-967-5950

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, Aug. 17

253-967-3633

Spouses Out on the Town, Tacoma

Tuesday, Sept. 12

253-967-3633

Rest & Renew

Thursday, Aug. 17

253-966-8433

FRG Leadership Training

Sept. 13 & 14

253-967-8430

Basics of Investing

Thursday, Aug. 17

253-967-1453

AFFAP FB Town Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 13

253-967-3689

Teen Financial Cents

Saturday, Aug. 19

253-967-1453

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Aug. 21

253-967-3633

AFFTB Concept Block: Career Development Day (Day 1)

Wednesday, Sept. 13

253-967-2382

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Aug. 22

253-967-3633/ 253-982-2695

Insurance Basics

Wednesday, Sept. 13

253-967-1453

Military Knowledge Class

Sept. 14 & 15

253-967-2382

Rest & Renew

Thursday, Sept. 14

253-966-8433

Résumé 101

Thursday, Sept. 14

253-982-WORK

Tuesday, Aug. 22

253-967-8430

Key Caller Training (evening)

Tuesday, Aug. 22

253-966-4597

DOL Transition Assistance Workshop

Aug. 23–25

253-966-8433

AFFTB Concept Block: Army as a Second Language

Wednesday, Aug. 23

253-967-2382

Debt Management

Wednesday, Aug. 23

253-967-1453

EAP Civilian Training

Wednesday, Aug. 23

253-732-2214

253-982-2695

Survivors and Families

Saturday, Aug. 26

253-966-5047

Annual FRC Reservation

Monday, Aug. 28

253-967-9496

Five Love Languages

Monday, Aug. 28

253-967-5901

AFFTB Concept Block: To Be or Not to Be... A Great Leader

Tuesday, Aug. 29

253-967-2382

Thanking Volunteers Creatively

Tuesday, Aug. 29

253-967-2324

Money & Divorce

Wednesday, Aug. 30

253-967-1453

Money & Marriage

Wednesday, Aug. 30

253-967-1453

AFFTB Concept Block: Smoothing the Way (Day 1)

Wednesday, Aug. 30

253-967-2382

AFFTB Concept Block: Relationship Building

Thursday, Aug. 31

253-967-2382

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Great events at your libraries!

Summer Theater Thursdays

Catch a movie at McChord Library If you’re in need of Family-friendly entertainment this summer, swing by McChord Library every Thursday afternoon this month! Showtime is 4 p.m., and popcorn is provided. Stop by or call 253-982-3454 for feature information.

Lego Club

Creative, hands-on fun Kiddos ages 3 and older are invited to get creative with Lego Club at McChord Library. The club meets the first Friday of every month at 4 p.m.; the next meeting is Aug. 4. Space is limited, and registration opens one week prior to each event. Reserve your spot on the library’s “Calendar of Events” page at JBLMmwr.com or by calling 253-982-3454. The library will provide the Legos, and you provide the imagination!

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‘Novel navigators’

WwI Book Club

Discuss “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed at McChord Library’s “Novel Navigators.” This book discussion group for adults meets at McChord Library the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is Aug. 9, 4:30 p.m. A limited number of copies will be available. You must register in person at the McChord Library to receive a copy.

Commemorate the centennial of the U.S. entering WWI with the Remember WWI Project. JBLM libraries hosts a quarterly book club through December 2018, with the next book discussion Tuesday, Aug. 15 at noon at McChord Library. Join us to discuss “Regeneration” by Pat Barker. Limited copies are available at the libraries, and additional copies may be downloaded as an e-Book. Call 253-982-3454 for more information. No registration required.

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fun family movie night!

Movies at Book Patch Library Pop by Book Patch Library and let us reel you in with awesome movies Fridays, Aug. 11–25. Showtime is 6 p.m., and no registration is required. These Family-friendly events are geared toward ages 4–10. Hot dogs and snow cones are provided. Stop by or call 253-967-5533 for movie information.

Commemorate the Centennial

Used Book Sale

Bring home new-to-you titles Join McChord Library for the first-ever used book sale Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Select from books for adults, kids and teens, as well as DVDs, music CDs and more. Most items will be priced at $2 or less. Find great titles to add to your home library!

• McChord Library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field; 253-982-3454. • Grandstaff Library is located at Lewis Main, 2109 N. 10th St. (at Pendleton Avenue); 253-967-5889. • Book Patch is located inside Grandstaff; 253-967-5533.


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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Focus August 2017

August 2017 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

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