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FOCUS JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

February 2019

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

Sing & shine in JBLM Rising Star

Tell us what you love about MWR & get a chance to win gift cards & swag! See details at fb.com/JBLMmwr starting Friday, Feb. 1.

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Valentine Fun & specials! Pages 5, 8, 11, 27 & 35

Start a homebased child care business Pages 22–25

Enter Shamrockin’ 5K Page 14

Explore hidden gems on hikes with ODR Pages 16–19


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IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4

Director, Family & MWR William E. Harvey Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot Editor/writer Patti Jeffrey Layout & design Emiliano Hernandez, Patti Jeffrey Contributors Cindy Arnold, Brittany Catanzaro, Sandy Clayborn, Kelsey Ferguson, Danielle Hollinger, Josh Soldan Contributing photographers Kelsey Ferguson, Danielle Hollinger, Patti Jeffrey, Lional Kam, Kaweka Stoney 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.

Find what you crave with us Save with meal specials; try out for JBLM Rising Star; get Disney at a discount; see the big game with us.

SPORTS & FITNESS 12 Stay on track with goals Earn Fitness Challenge points; enter Shamrockin’ 5K; attend free classes.

ADVENTURES 16 Hike to amazing places Explore places off the beaten path; get in on sporting clays events; sign up for trips.

FEATURE 22 Start child care home business It’s easy to start your own FCC child care business on base with free training and resources.

YOUTH 26 Sharing is caring at CYS Celebrate Valentine’s Day with freebies; join parent advisory groups; enroll in spring sports and more.

MILITARY & FAMILY 32 Empower your life DPFR offers free résumé and interview classes, financial resources, Familybuilding workshops and much more.

LIBRARIES

42 Branch out in new directions Dress up for Pirate Day; play at game night; learn new things at STEAM Makerspaces; join fun clubs and get a personal tour of everything JBLM libraries offer.

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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.

JOSH SOLDAN is the JBLM MWR Community Recreation Division chief.

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My feelings about MWR have evolved over the years. When I was a young Soldier, MWR was a place that I could go to hang out with my friends and relax. When I deployed, it was somewhere I could go to mentally escape the stressful environment I was in and reach back to Family or friends. It was my connection to home life, both from a reflection standpoint and being able to connect via the technological resources they offered. When my Army career came to end, I started my MWR career as a way for me to continue to serve. MWR was always something I highly valued when I was enlisted, and I wanted to be able to give Service members the same (or better) opportunities that I had experienced. This past year, my wife and I were blessed with our first child, so MWR is morphing for me again. I’m starting to utilize Child & Youth Services and experience the great programs and services they provide and I’m proud of the total Family programming that MWR offers. MWR is everything to me. It was my home away from home, it was my mental release that helped prepare me for the mission. Now, it takes care of my Family. I don’t know a more personally impactful organization than MWR. All of the opportunities it provides for the entire Family is truly amazing.

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Military Salute February 9, 2019 • Saturday, 7:30 PM Pantages Theater Join us for an evening to celebrate our military service men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and thank them for their commitment and service to our country. This heart-warming program will include familiar patriotic works, as well as compositions written to commemorate military campaigns throughout the World.

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*Military ID required. Tickets should be obtained in person at the box office (901 Broadway, Tacoma / (253) 591-5894)

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FOCUS Food & Fun

Pictured: Try the popular Philly cheesesteak sandwich with sautĂŠed green peppers and onions, topped with provolone at McChord Grill for only $6.95. See the complete menu at JBLMmwr.com under dining. Patti Jeffrey

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Like to eat out?

Save with meal specials

Try the Hump Challenge The hefty 6-pound burrito “Hump Challenge” is back weekdays at Habañero Mexican Grill — order between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you can eat it in an hour or less, it’s on the house (a $22 value)! Habañero is at 895 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field.

Order lunch at Sam Adams EP and get savings coupon Bring the kids to Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride — it’s Family-friendly and open to the public! Drop by Wednesday through Sunday in February, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and receive a coupon for 15 percent off your next meal when you make a purchase! Visit JBLMmwr.com for the menu. Sam Adams at Eagles Pride is located just off I-5 at Exit 116. Call 253-964-2789 for more information.

Join the Mug Club & save Join the Mug Club at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade at Lewis Main for weekly savings. It’s easy: • Buy a mug you like and bring it to the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field to get it personalized with your unit insignia and name. • Hang it in the mug room at Sam Adams to have handy when you order your favorite drinks.

• Use your mug on Mondays for $1 off any draft! Sam Adams Cascade is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division).

The Club appreciates it members Club members — you’re being appreciated at a free luncheon at McChord Club Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family members and guests can also attend for $5 each. No reservations are needed. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

Celebrate food days at McChord Grill Bored with weekday lunches? Get a little something extra on national food days February at McChord Grill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: • It’s National Pie Month! Purchase a slice of pie for $1.50 Friday, Feb. 1. • Celebrate Chinese New Year Tuesday, Feb. 5 with a sweet-and-sour chicken rice bowl and a fountain drink for $8.95 (Club members save $1). • Get a sweetheart of a deal for Valentine’s Day Thursday, Feb. 14. Buy one lunch combo and get the second half off. • McChord Club members always receive $1 off lunch purchases! Want to become a member and save even more? Stop by the Club office! The grill is inside the McChord Club, located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

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with two free games of bowling, refreshments and door prizes. You also can purchase your Disney vacation tickets while at the event, with more entries into a grand-prize drawing. LTS is at 2272 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main. For more details, call 253-967-3085.

Find fun & games Liven it up at Sam Adams Cascade

JBLM Rising Star Compete for cash prizes in singing contest during February Do you love to sing? Get your chance to compete for bragging rights and cash with JBLM Rising Star starting Friday, Feb. 1. Everyone’s invited to attend free JBLM Rising Star elimination rounds each Friday in February starting at 7 p.m. at McChord Club. Everyone at JBLM ages 18 and older is welcome to compete; no preregistration is needed. The audience can cheer on the competitors toward prizes — a $100 gift card for third place, $250 for second place or $500 for the first-place winner. Audience members also get a chance to win door prizes, so be sure to bring your friends and Family with you. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Make Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade your hangout with great food and fun, including major sporting events on big-screen TVs. Come on in and play to win at Friday Trivia Night games Feb. 1 and 15, and March 1 and 15 from 7–9 with DJ K-Pod! Teams can be up to four people; prizes are awarded to the top two teams of the night. Sam Adams JBLM is at 2400 Bitar Ave. and Division at Lewis Main.

Come out for McChord Pub’s’s trivia McChord Pub is hosting Trivia Night Friday, March 8 starting at 5 p.m. with DJ K-Pod! Units and squadrons can team up for competition, test your knowledge and win bragging rights. First- and second-place winners receive Exchange gift cards. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Trivia Night’s free and open to everyone! Call 253-982-5581 for more information. The pub is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Disney at a discount Save with Disney Military Salutes at free event Are you a military Family planning a Disney vacation? Buy special 2019 Disney Military Salutes tickets starting now at Leisure Travel Services at Lewis Main inside Bowl Arena Lanes, with entries into a big prize drawing! Also plan on attending a kick-off event Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LTS

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uper Sunday is Feb. 3 — watch the big game on a big screen with friends, food and fun! Choose from these locations to see the action: 1. Warrior Zone at Lewis North on the corner of 17th and D streets, open to ages 18 and older. Take advantage of game food and drink specials. Call 253-477-5756 for details.

3. Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade at Lewis Main. Food and beverage specials are available for purchase. Sam Adams is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division) at Lewis Main. Call 253-324-8644 for details. 4. Whispering Firs Golf Course at McChord Field, 895 Lincoln Blvd. Drop in Habañero Mexican Grill for great food while you watch on overhead TVs. Call 253-982-2124.

2. Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride, open to the public, located off I-5 at Exit 116. It’s staying open just for the big game! Call 253-324-8644 for information. Bring the Family in for a meal or your buddies for brews and eats.

5. Nelson Recreation Center at Lewis Main, 3168 2nd Division Dr. Open to ages 18 and older.

Watch UFC 234 with us

Warrior Zone Anthem Party

Watch UFC 234 Saturday, Feb. 9 as Whittaker and Gastelum spar in the main event. Entry is for ages 18 and older at these locations. • Starting at 5 p.m. at McChord Pub (inside McChord Club), order food specials, cold beverages and enter prize drawings. Everyone’s welcome (no membership is required) and there’s no cover charge. • At Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade, choose your place at a table or bar seat and take advantage of food and drink specials. Cover is $5 per person. • At Warrior Zone, order up food and drink specials while you enjoy the fights inside or on the heated, covered patio. There’s no cover charge. Visit JBLMmwr.com for location details.

Want the latest and greatest gaming action? Come out to the Warrior Zone’s Anthem Launch Party Saturday, Feb. 23! The Warrior Zone is located at Lewis North, 11592 D. St. and is open to ages 18 and older.

All-you-can-eat and bowl Looking for inexpensive fun for the Family or with friends? Get in on all-you-can-eat pizza and two hours of bowling for $10 or four hours of bowling for $13 the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Bowl Arena Lanes from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doesn’t include shoe rental). The first Wednesday also includes soft tacos! Bowl Arena is at 2272 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main. Call 253-967-4661 for more details.

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It’s time to get creative with us! Sign youth up for Kids’ Kraft

Your Arts & Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

For engraving, embroidery and the sales store, call 253-982-6723. For the frame shop, call 253-982-6718. For class information, call 253-982-6721. The center is open weekdays and the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Join us for free Friday Kids’ Kraft classes in February! Your child can bring home a snail created with newspaper Feb. 1 and a cute sheep made of yarn Feb. 15! The class meets starting at 3:30 p.m. (class lasts until 5). For class details, call 253-982-6723. Limited seating is available; students must preregister.

Make a memory pillow Sign up now for a basic sewing class where we’ll create a memory pillow! The class meets Wednesday, Feb. 20; call 253-982-6721 for more details.

Paint a canvas in art & wine event You don’t need to be an artist to join in the fun at the Arts & Crafts Center’s Wine and Canvas Night. The event is 5:45–8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Nelson Recreation Center. Art supplies, light appetizers and your first glass of wine are included in the cost. Seating is limited, prepayment is required and you must be age 21 or older to attend. For reservations and payment, call 253-982-6721 or sign up at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. The cost is $30 per person. Nelson Rec is located at 3168 2nd Division Dr. at Lewis Main.

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Bring in your coupon to try a new class Want to learn a new skill? Ask your friends to join you and sign up for a beginning class in crochet techniques or a class that teaches you how to create fun things with polymer clay. Be sure to clip and bring in the coupons (to the right) for super discounts to get you started in your new hobby!

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Danielle Hollinger

Above: Create Valentine’s Day gifts at the ceramics studio, in a papercraft class and more. Call us about coming in and learning how!

JBLMArtsandCrafts

Arts & Crafts Center Clip ‘n Save Coupons Free Crochet Class

50% Off Polymer Clay Class

(discount applies to instruction only)

(discount applies to instruction only)

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Feb. 1–28, 2019.

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Feb. 1–28, 2019.

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6721 9


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Practice your swing for spring A

re you getting spring fever yet? We don’t blame you — we’re getting ready for spring, too! Our 14th annual Spring Break is coming in March, so start practicing your swing now! If you need to brush up on your game or want to take up golfing, take advantage of individual golf lessons with PGA instructor John Eisentrout. Call Eagles Pride Golf Course for more information on scheduling your lesson. Come out to Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses for a variety of off-season discounts and favorites! Look at these February specials just for you: • Valentine’s Day special — Two-for-one green fees for you and your sweetheart Thursday, Feb. 14 for 18-hole golf. • Valentine’s Day Sale — We’re having a sale Thursday, Feb. 14 in both our pro shops. Also purchase a gift certificate — a great present for Valentine’s Day! • Golf Combo — Save with a combo of green fees, a shared cart and a $6 food voucher available daily after 10 a.m. Active duty personnel ranks E-1 to E-5 pay $31, ranks E-6 and above, DOD personnel and retirees pay $34, and the general public pays $37. • Discounted $10 green fees are available all day Mondays at Eagles Pride and Wednesdays at Whispering Firs. • Two-for-one green fees based on 18-hole play is good all day Wednesdays at Eagles Pride and Thursdays at Whispering Firs. • Super Sundays — after 10 a.m. Sundays in February, pay for one regularly priced green fee and get the second green fee half off (based on paying full price for the higher-priced of two green fees). • Hole in Fun — enter the contest on the same day you golf! For $1, you can win the prize fund (a gift certificate equal to the amount in the fund) if you make a hole in one on any par 3 at either golf course.

Did you know? • Book a room for your private party, luncheon, special function or reception at either golf course. Call the pro shop for information. • Gift certificates make a great present for weddings, birthdays and retirements!

For more information Questions? 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 at 895 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field.

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Specials cannot be combined with other specials or used for tournaments or outings.

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FOCUS Sports & Fitness

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Stay on track with your goals We give you fun incentives to keep your fitness goals with runs & free workouts

Earn Fitness Challenge points for races Have you heard of the JBLM Fitness Challenge? It’s a program for 2019 that promotes a healthy lifestyle while encouraging you to join races throughout the year by awarding points. Whenever you sign up for a race, you can “opt in” to receive points toward prizes — the more you participate, the more prizes you earn: • Gold-level participation is 800–950 points. • Silver-level participation is 650–799 points. • Bronze-level participation is 500–649 points. All participants who reach qualifying levels will be acknowledged and entered to win the grand prize at the capstone event at Fitness Resolution Fair 2020. These qualifying races are held Saturdays. Each race has a set number of points: • Shamrockin’ 5K March 16 (100 points). • April 6: Awareness Run 5k (100 points). • May 11: Down & Dirty Mud Run 5k (100 points). Lional Kam

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• July 20: Freedom Run 10-mile/5k (150 points). • Aug. 17: Pacific Pathways Sprint Triathlon (150 points). • Oct. 5: Face Your Fears 5k (150 points). • Nov. 23: Turkey Trot 5k (100 points). • Dec. 14: Jingle Bell Jog 5k (100 points). Register for races at JBLMraces.com and take the challenge. Details are also at fb.com/JBLMsfa.

Are you a bodybuilder? Look for the upcoming Bodybuilding Posing Clinic Saturday, Feb. 23. Details are at fb.com/JBLMmwr in the events tab.

Join soccer tourney Join the new 2019 Open Outdoor Soccer Tournament! This one-day event includes one rotation through a round-robin, and then a single-elimination tournament, seeded based on the results of the round-robin. This event only has enough slots for up to 12 teams, and it will be first-come, first-served. The informational meeting will take place at the Lewis North Athletic Complex at Lewis North at noon Saturday, Feb. 16. The deadline to sign up and pay the $130 fee is Friday, Feb. 22. The tournament will be played Saturday, March 2 at the Lewis North Athletic Complex soccer fields. Sign-ups are open to active duty military, Army and Air Force Reserve and National Guard Service members assigned to JBLM, Family members ages 18 and older and all DOD civilians. Questions? Call the Intramural Sports office at 253-967-6420 or visit JBLMsfa.com.

Enter 2018 Shamrockin’ 5K for fun The entire Family can have fun at the 2019 Shamrockin’ 5K and Leprechaun 1K Saturday, March 16 at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade at Lewis Main. Find the link to registration details at JBLMraces.com. Register early for the best pricing and guaranteed T-shirt size!

Attend Aquatics Lifeguard Fair JBLM is hiring lifeguards, lead lifeguards and water safety instructors ages 15 and older! Attend the JBLM Aquatics Lifeguard Fair Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30–6 p.m. at Soldiers Field House Pool. Bring your résumé, copy of your certifications, swim gear and a towel for a pretest. CPAC will be on-site with tentative job offers for qualified candidates. Pay range is $13.50– $16 per hour for job positions. Need to get certified? Attend the free Lifeguard Class Feb. 15–18 to prequalify. Soldiers Field House Pool is located at 3236 2nd Division and Handrich, Lewis Main. Questions should be directed to 253-967-5390 weekdays.

Swim indoors all winter Work all your major muscle groups at Soldiers Field House Pool located at Lewis Main at 3236 2nd Division (at Handrich). Recreational and lap swims, plus adult swim lessons, are available throughout the week. See the full schedule at JBLMsfa.com.

Reminder: Kimbro Pool is closed until Tuesday, April 9. Soldiers Field House Pool is open extended hours to accommodate. Find updates at:

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Stay fit & trim Fit in a quality workout You have plenty of opportunities to get in shape at your choice of fitness centers, a fitness center annex, indoor pools and an

outdoor athletic complex. Find your groove this month with a variety of workouts shown below! Classes last an hour. Check out updates on classes at fb.com/JBLMsfa.

Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center

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

Monday

6:45–7:45 a.m.

9–10 a.m.

Dance Fitness

10–11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Connected Warrior Yoga*

Indoor Cycling*

Step Circuit

Step Circuit

Yoga*

Yoga*

Cardio Kickboxing

4:30 p.m.

Yoga*

5:30 p.m.

RIPPED

Saturday

Zumba Toning

Zumba

Noon–1 p.m.

Friday

Yoga

Cardio Kickboxing Yoga

Yoga*

Yoga

Zumba*

Intro to Hula*

Zumba*

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

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Noon–1 p.m.

Bootcamp

Yoga

Bootcamp

Yoga

4:45–5:45

Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing

MixxedFit

5:45–6:45

Yoga

Core & More

MixxedFit

Friday

Saturday

RIPPED MixxedFit

Wilson Sports & Fitness Center

11596 D St. & 41st Division, Lewis North • 253-967-7471 Time 6:30 a.m.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Indoor Cycling*

10:15–11:15

MixxedFit

11:30–12:30

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

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FOCUS Adventures

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Hike to hidden places with ODR What it’s like hiking on a Cape Flattery adventure

By Brittany Catanzaro, guest contributor xciting adventure hiking on a cliff where the sea meets the forest, feeling the sea breeze and viewing sea caves and cliffs while meeting new people is a wonderful trip through the Outdoor Recreation Program to explore Cape Flattery. Cape Flattery is the northwestern-most point of the continental United States and is also part of the Makah Indian Reservation.

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Amazing day of hiking & exploration Our tour guide, Kaweka, had the tour van ready to go as we all met up at the Northwest Adventure Center. During the scenic four-hour drive to Cape Flattery, Kaweka made appropriate stops for tour guests to take restroom breaks and grab snacks. During the drive, time flew by as Kaweka answered all of our questions about the trip, local history and local areas. Once parked at the trailhead, we embarked on our little journey. The 1.5-mile round-trip hike starts off on a gentle path through a shaded forest, making it a great Family-friendly hike. We were lucky to have a clear day with the sun peeking through the trees creating a sunburst effect. Near the middle of the trail, the boardwalk path begins, composing a Kaweka Stoney

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unique path through the forest. The boardwalk was not the only unique thing about the trail. There were quite a few interesting trees we could not help but stare at as we hiked by. Some trees were enormous with tree caves located in the trunks and newer trees were growing from older trees. The easily manageable trail leads you to four viewing platforms. Each platform has a different picturesque scene. At the first platform, hikers will encounter gorgeous views of cliffs and large rock formations with trees still growing on top. The ocean waves crash against the cliff walls as the water flows in and out. The second platform has close-up views of sea caves where the teal-colored water inside

sways back and forth, making it mesmerizing to watch. Hearing the waves dancing in the caves is calming and beautiful. While standing at the third viewing platform, we saw whales in the distance blowing water. One of the guests on the tour was happy to share his binoculars so we all could have a close-up view of the spouts. A plaque placed next to this platform reads, “Cape Flattery is slowly retreating under the force of pounding waves. The Makah formation sandstone beneath your feet is riddled with sea caves. By sitting quietly, you can sometimes feel the whole cape shudder from the force of an exploding wave as it funnels into the caves below. Within the span of severKaweka Stoney

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al hundred years in the future, the ground you are standing upon may not even exist.” Something to think about. After whale watching, we were eager to head to the last, and largest, platform. Here is where you can observe a small island with a lighthouse in the distance. Time flew by as we were having a blast exploring Cape Flattery. Luckily, our adventures were not over yet. Kaweka had a surprise for us on the drive back. The weather was still perfect with clear and sunny skies and the timing of our arrival was impeccable. We arrived just before sunset to one of Washington’s most beautiful beaches — Ruby Beach — blasted with pink and orange hues from the setting sun. The walk down to the beach is short but the exploration is vast. There are plenty of rock formations to explore, log forts to build — a photographer’s dream. After exploring Ruby Beach, it was time for us to head back to the NAC. Wonderful weather, exciting adventures and meeting new people made for a perfect trip! For more information on hiking trips through ODR, email JBLMadventuretrips@ gmail.com.

With this trip list, you can plan your epic outdoor adventure trips for February and March! Join JBLM’s outdoor adventure guides for making memories of a lifetime. Trip details and registration are available at JBLMmwrRegistration.com.

February Saturday, Feb. 2

Cape Alava hike

$75

Saturday, Feb. 2

Leavenworth snowshoe

$65

Sunday, Feb. 3

Photography 101

$40

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Introduction to snowshoe lecture

Free

Saturday, Feb. 9

Snowshoe excursion

$65

Saturday, Feb. 9

Chocolate and wine tour

$85

Sunday, Feb. 10

Artist Point snowshoe

$75

Sunday, Feb. 10

Snowmobiling

$185

Feb. 15–16

Winter camping

$99

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Kayak skills class

$35

Saturday, Feb. 23

Introduction to mountain biking

$45

Saturday, Feb. 23

Cross-country ski

$65

Sunday, Feb. 24

Commonwealth Basin snowshoe

$65

Saturday, March 2

Hurricane Ridge snowshoe

$75

Saturday, March 2

Photography 101

$40

Sunday, March 3

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$110

Saturday, March 9

Landscape photography

$45

Sunday, March 10

June Lake Basin snowshoe

$65

Saturday, March 16

Waterfall photography

$65

Saturday, March 16

Cross-country ski Lake Easton

$65

Sunday, March 17

Commonwealth Basin snowshoe

$65

Tuesday, March 19

Kayak skills class

$35

March 22–24

River Guide School

$450

March 29–31

River Guide School

$450

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JBLM 100 TARGET Park inside Scouts Out Gate & walk out to the range, or travel from East Gate Road through the training area.

For more info, call 253-967-7056. JBLM and Washington Sporting Clays Association 2019 schedule for Saturday shoots: Feb. 16 March 16 April 20 (nonregistered)

May 25 (nonregistered) June 15 July 20

Aug. 17 Sept. 21 Oct. 19

Nov. 9 Dec. 14

Register 9AM–12:15PM; • Shooting starts 10AM Entry fee: $35 for nonregistered shooters; $42 for registered shooters.

Range hours: Wednesdays–Sundays 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Unit shoots available on request on Fridays. Retail store & firearms transfers Wed.–Sun. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Note: All guns being brought onto any part of JBLM must be registered at Waller Hall in accordance with JBLM 190-11. New gun registration form can be acquired by accessing installation link http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/des/le_veh_ registration.htm and filling out HJB FORM 816-1 2014. Type or print legibly all information and read back side of the form (DO NOT BRING FIREARMS INSIDE THE BUILDING). Visitor Center personnel will provide further direction and guidance to complete the registration process. Personnel are responsible for ensuring that guns being transported are NOT LOADED and in a soft or hard gun case. Ammunition will be stored separately and all items will be located out of arm’s reach (e.g., trunk, back seat, etc). Individuals having guns are to go directly to the firing range and are restricted FROM STOPPING AT INSTALLATION FACILITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: Lewis Exchange, Gas Station, etc.

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Start homebased child care business It’s easy with free FCC training & resources

By Kelsey Ferguson, MWR Marketing re you looking for a rewarding job you can do from home and take to your next duty station? Family Child Care provides on-base military Family members with opportunities to earn an income from home while caring for your own children. As an FCC provider, you’ll be a business owner and partner with FCC staff members to provide high-quality child care and create a long-lasting career with resources for continued professional growth.

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It’s a portable business Erin Moore, a JBLM FCC provider, says that her 13-year FCC career has allowed her to stay at home with her four children at three duty stations. “I’m able to help my kids get ready for school and on the bus. Being home dissipates all of the stress that would happen in the morning if I had to be at a job. “My business has looked different at every duty station. I’ve adjusted as our Family’s needs have changed,” Erin adds. Following an orientation and a seven-day certification course, FCC providers may provisionally open within a month of completing their background check while continuing the FCC accreditation process. Continued on page 25.

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“Acknowledge that it can be overwhelming to open a business because it is an adjustment process. Just know that it takes practice to become comfortable, but after you get organized and figure out your systems, then anybody can do it,” Erin says. “Of all people, military Families are adaptable and are wellsuited to a Family Child Care career,” she says. The beauty of becoming an FCC provider is that it allows you to adapt your job to fit your schedule and what suits your Family’s stage of life. While all FCC providers must care for a minimum of two children, each provider determines the type of care they offer, whether that looks like full-time infant care, before- and after-school care or anything in between.

Free resources are always available Grace Schricker, director of Family Child Care, says, “Certified FCC providers have access to years of child care expertise and all the support they need to build a successful child care business. Coaching is provided every step of the way.” FCC staff members provide guidance and mentorship to help a provider get started as well as providing toys, equipment and safety items — free of charge — from the from the FCC Lending Resource Library. Monetary subsidies are also available depending on the type of care offered. “When you first start up, you go through training and meet all of the FCC professionals so that you’re familiar with everyone by the time you open your doors,” Erin says. “If I have a question, I just pick up the phone and they’re always there to help answer my questions... Whether that means coming to my house to address the issue or discussing it with me over the phone.” According to Grace, FCC staffers check in with all providers at least once a week to address any concerns and to ensure that each business is following regulations. To help set goals for children and develop plans to help each child meet appropriate milestones, all providers have access to Teaching Strategies Gold, an online curriculum tool. Providers also have the opportunity to pursue a CDA credential or NAFCC accreditation, at no cost to them, to further their career and set them up for success.

“Of all people, military Families are adaptable and are wellsuited to a Family Child Care career.” Erin Moore

See page 28 for the next FCC orientation.

FCC provider Erin Moore’s dedicated space in her on-base home child care business is stocked with supplies. Any FCC provider can pick up free supplies and equipment from the lending library.

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FOCUS Youth

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Practice caring by sharing everything good at CYS We’re sharing the love Celebrate Valentine’s Day with freebies Children and parents are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animals to visit the staff at Parent Central Services Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. You’ll receive a Valentine’s Day gift, create a card and have your photos taken in our Valentine’s Day themed photo area. Your stuffies also receive a present! Parental Central is at 2295 12th St. (at Bitar Avenue), Lewis Main. Call 253-966-2977 for more information.

Share your input & care by joining advisory groups We often let our loved ones know we care by giving cards, chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day. This year, consider showing you care by joining your child care center’s Parent Advisory Council and helping create even better experiences for your child. The PAC usually meets once a month at your child’s CDC. When you attend, you’ll get to be hands-on with your child’s CYS experience and share your thoughts on how we can improve our care. Contact your CDC’s director to find out when the PAC meets. Another opportunity to help create change is by joining the Parent Advisory Board that meets the third Tuesday of every other month during the school year. It’s a fun, meaningful way to build our military community and to help your child’s CYS experience be the very best. Locations alternate between Parent Central at Lewis Main and McChord Club (where you can order lunch).

Parent Central Services is at 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar Avenue), Lewis Main and at 578 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field; call 253-966-2977 for an appointment. Family Child Care is at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue), Lewis Main; 253-967-3039. Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone is at 6397 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main; 253-967-4441. Youth Sports is at 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar Avenue), Lewis Main; 253-967-2405. Visit JBLMmwr.com under CYS for more information.

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When you’re one of the first five people to arrive, you’ll get a door prize at the end of the meeting. If this will be your first time attending, you’ll also receive a prize when you clip and bring in the coupon below. The next PAB meeting is Tuesday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at McChord Club, 700 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field.

FIRST-TIME PAB PARTICIPANT COUPON Never been to a Parent Advisory Board meeting before? Bring in this coupon to our Tuesday, March 19 meeting at McChord Club and receive a free prize! Limit one coupon per attendee. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good March 19, 2019.

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Build a home business in child care Earn money while helping JBLM Families Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base at JBLM, become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and their Families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free business resources. You also can take your business with you to your next duty station. Learn about FCC at the Tuesday, Feb. 26 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office (no children allowed at the orientation due to space/discussion topics). Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the orientation. All classes are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-967-3039.


Become a certified babysitter Youth can learn basic care, safety, first aid, CPR and more Feb. 21–23 in the free babysitting course at Hillside Youth Center. Registered youth ages 13 and older may enroll (you must be at least 13 years old to babysit). Upon completion of the course, you may opt to have your name placed on the list of certified babysitters. To reserve your spot, call 253-967-4441. This class is offered the third Thursday through Saturday of each month through June, so start your way to a earning money with a job you love!

‘Play to Learn’ with children’s museum Get in on learning & play with kiddos The Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows parent-and-child play centers Wednesdays this winter.

The fun is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Come join us for upcoming dates: • Feb. 6: Community helpers. • Feb. 13: Love notes (supporter gratitude). • Feb. 27: Dr. Suess (Read Across America). Escape Zone is located at McChord Field, 841 Fairway Rd. (off Lincoln Boulevard). Call 253-982-8590 for more information. Raindrops & Rainbows is located at Lewis North, 8179 American Lake Blvd. For more information, call 253-966-4802.

Youth Fitness Academy Enroll now for fun fitness training Enroll your CYS-registered youth ages 8–18 through Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Youth Fitness Academy that meets Tuesday, Feb. 12 to Thursday, April 4. For details, visit JBLMcysRegistration.com. The cost is $40 per youth. The parent meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 12. For more information, call 253-967-2405.

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We need your energy for youth sports Do you come to all your child’s games or meets and connect well with kids and parents? Share your love of sports with JBLM youth as a volunteer sports coach. Youth Sports provides training and offers sports fee vouchers. A background check is required. For more information, stop by the Youth Sports office at 2295 S. 12th St. (Lewis Main). The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Questions? Call 253-967-2405.

Spring sports leagues League Sports

Registration

Ages

Cost

Parent Meeting

Practices Begin

Games End

Special Olympics Aquatics

Feb. 1– March 26

8–18

$50

Tuesday, March 12

Tuesday, March 12

Thursday, April 25

Special Olympics Track & Field

Feb. 1–April 2

8–18

$50

Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, March 19

Thursday, May 2

Special Olympics Soccer Skills

Feb. 1–April 2

8–18

$50

Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, March 19

Thursday, May 2

Spring Baseball

Feb. 4–March 14

5–15

$60

Friday, March 29

Monday, April 8

Saturday, June 1

Lil’ Batters (no games)

Feb. 4–March 14

3–4

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Friday, March 29

Monday, April 8

Thursday, May 16

Spring sports camps Camps

Registration

Age

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Starts

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Start Smart Camp

Feb. 14–March 28

3–4

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April 1–3

10–11 a.m.

CYS Soccer Camp

Feb. 14–March 28

5–15

$35

April 1–3

12:30–2 p.m.

Flag Football Camp

Feb. 14–March 28

8–18

$35

April 1–3

2:30–4 p.m.

Register at JBLMcysRegistration.com except where otherwise indicated. Visit JBLMmwr.com for location addresses.

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We asked:

What has been your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? My husband, Dustin, brought me a single rose. Another time he got me a glass rose that “won’t ever die.” Kaylene, Army spouse

I really enjoy going to dinner with my wife. One of my favorite times was when we lived in Germany and we had 2-for-1 steak night. Nick, Retired Air Force

My parents usually get me gift cards, flowers or chocolate covered strawberries…because they are my favorite. Keili, Army Family member

My most favorite Valentine’s Day gift was my favorite perfume. Dieanna, Army Reserve spouse

My husband wrote a fairy tale about our love story. He then created a scrapbook with pictures and a little piece of the story on each page. Kristen, DPFR civilian

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FOCUS Military & Family

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See how DPFR can help empower you & your Family DPFR offers free résumé & interview classes, financial resources, Family-building workshops, retirement & re-entry briefs & more!

Military Saves Week Are you financially ready? How are your finances doing for the new year? While our finances impact us every day, busy schedules can make it difficult to step back and ensure things are on track. Let us help you! Join JBLM’s Directorate of Personnel & Family Readiness for one or more of our Military Saves Week classes and clinics Feb. 25–March 2. To view and register for JBLM Military Saves Week events and classes, visit JBLM-military-savesweek-2019.eventbrite.com. Sign up for the Military Saves Week Challenge at militarysaves.org. For more information about any of these classes or events, call 253-967-1453. For more financial readiness classes or to schedule an appointment with a financial counselor, visit JBLMdpfr. timetap.com.

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EFMP offers workshops Prepare your EFMP youth for life after high school

Kick off AER campaign Learn about AER at kick-off event In 2018, JBLM’s Army Emergency Relief organization provided Service members and their Families with more than $2.2 million (yes, million!) with financial assistance and scholarships for spouses and/or dependent children. Where did all that money come from? From people like you! AER is supported by voluntary contributions from active duty and retired Service members during the annual campaign. The intent of the campaign is to ensure every Service member understands the types of assistance AER can provide and also give you the opportunity to contribute. You’re invited to the annual AER campaign kick-off event, “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own,” Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. at French Theater to learn about the range of assistance AER can provide to Service members. Register at JBLM-aer-campaign-kickoff-2019. eventbrite.com or call 253-967-9852 for more information. The Installation Commander asks all active duty and retired personnel serving at JBLM to continue the tradition of taking care of our own with a voluntary contribution to AER during the official campaign from March 1–May 15. Contributions to AER are fully tax-deductible.

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Find out what your rights and responsibilities are in achieving special education services for your special-needs youth by attending a free workshop by STOMP in coordination with JBLM’s Exceptional Family Member program. The free event takes place Feb. 21–22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stone Education Center auditorium, 6242 Colorado Ave. at Lewis Main. You can choose to attend one or both days when you register at eventbrite.com/e/stompjblm-registration-53014750546. You can bring your child if you’re not able to arrange for childcare for all or part of the days you register to attend. STOMP also assists military Families in accessing resources for their children by enabling them to navigate a variety of educational and medical systems and programs, both military and civilian, regardless of their current duty station or location.


FOCUS tip of the month Let others know you care Valentine’s Day is coming, and it’s not just a day for showing romantic love. How do you show love to your friends and Family members? In the midst of challenges and stress, a lot of strength can be gained from just showing love and appreciation toward others. Throughout this month, think about ways you can let each of your Family members and friends know you care about them. In the FOCUS program, we support couples and Families in strengthening their ways of

sharing appreciation for each other. Don’t just get by, get stronger! Contact FOCUS to schedule your fun and personalized training sessions today! FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. For more information, email JBLM@focusproject.org or call 253-966-6390. You may also visit FocusProject.org or fb.com/FOCUSresiliencytraining for more information.

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Who’s the next Volunteer of the Year? Submit your nominations for outstanding volunteers

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he JBLM Installation Volunteer Office is accepting nominations for the Volunteer of the Year award beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19. Categories for Volunteer of the Year are community, retiree, Family, active duty and adult. To be eligible: • The volunteer must be registered with the Volunteer Management Information System at MyArmyOneSource.com (exception, Community Volunteer of the Year nominations). • Active duty members must be stationed at Joint Base LewisMcChord. • The primary volunteer service must be with organization(s) at JBLM during the 2018 calendar year (exception, primary volunteer service will be off JBLM for Community Volunteer of the Year). Category descriptions: • Adult Volunteer of the Year — JBLM volunteers who are spouses of active duty members and all civilian volunteers. • Active Duty Volunteer of the Year — JBLM volunteers who are active duty Service members stationed at JBLM. • Retiree Volunteer of the Year — JBLM volunteers who are retired Service members, spouse of a retired Service member or retired from a civilian job. • Family of the Year — Nominations must include the impact and contributions that each Family member makes as a volunteer at JBLM. • Community Volunteer of the Year — Nominations are for volunteers who contribute the majority of their volunteer service to communities/organizations outside of JBLM. To nominate an individual or Family, describe in detail (in no more than 750 words) the volunteer’s or Family’s accomplishments, the impact of their accomplishments to the organization/ community and why the nominated individual or Family should be recognized as Volunteer/Family of the Year. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel independently, and selections will be announced at the annual Volunteer Recognition Event from 1–2 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at McChord Club. Nominations must be accompanied with a completed nomination form and may be hand-carried to the Family Resource Center at 4274 Idaho Ave. (at 9th Division Drive), Lewis Main or emailed to the IVC office by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 18. For additional information and/or to receive a copy of the nomination form, call 253-967-2324.

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Madigan’s School Based Health Clinics DID YOU KNOW: Your kids can receive their routine adolescent immunizations such as the Tetanus, HPV, and Meningitis vaccines and school physicals at any of our Madigan Clinics? You don't need to change your primary care clinic or provider in order to utilize the school based health clinics. These clinics are designed to enhance your teen's ability to access care during their busy school year!

Participating schools include: Harrison Prep High School, Lakes High School, Mann Middle School, Pioneer Middle School, Rogers High School, Steilacoom High School, Woodbrook Middle School, River Ridge High School, Bethel Middle and Bethel High School. With Madigan’s School Based Health System clinics in 10 area schools, military teenagers with TRICARE Prime insurance can get care in their school clinics one day a week. IT H

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Take classes & workshops for free 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

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For details

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3628

Toddler Mindfulness

First & third Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Toddler Play Group

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Talk and Play

Wednesdays

253-967-5901

Baby Play Group

Thursdays

253-967-5901

Playmorning Play Group

Fridays

253-967-5901

Infant Massage

Tuesday, Feb. 19

253-967-5901

Financially Preparing for Home Buying

Tuesday, Feb. 19

253-967-9917

FRG Funds Custodian (evening)

Tuesday, Feb. 19

253-967-8430

ScreamFree Parenting

Tuesday, Feb. 19

253-967-5901

7 Principles of Making Marriage Work

Feb. 19, 21 & 26

253-967-5901

Army Emergency Relief Guide

Wednesday, Feb. 20

253-967-9787

FRG Leadership (evening)

Wednesday, Feb. 20

253-967-8430

Thrift Savings & BRS

Wednesday, Feb. 20

253-967-9917

ACT Men

Feb. 20, 25 & 27; March 4 & 6

253-967-5901

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Feb. 21

253-967-2060

Preretirement Briefing

Thursday, Feb. 21

253-966-5884

Re-entry Briefing

Thursday, Feb. 21

253-967-3628

SMART Recovery

Feb. 21 & 28; March 7 & 14

253-967-1414

LinkedIn 360

Thursday, Feb. 28

253-477-9675

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Madigan’s Best

Over the last 15 years, residents graduating from Madigan Army Medical Center’s general surgery residency program have passed the exam for board certification on their first attempt at a nation-topping rate of 97.6 percent. “If you get an 89 percentile in the nation, you’re in the bottom quarter of Madigan in our annual in-training exam. That’s unheard of in any program. In any other program, you get an 89 percentile in the nation, you are doing very well,” Lt. Col. (Dr.) Vance Sohn, the residency program director and chief of general surgery.

You Deserve The Best, We Have The Best: #MadigansBest!

For more information on Madigan’s surgical services and programs visit:https://go.usa.gov/xEa9J Follow Madigan on Social Media.

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Event

Date

For details

Estate Planning

Thursday, Feb. 28

253-967-3672

Key Contact (day)

Monday, March 4

253-967-8430

Nurturing Parents

March 4, 6, 11 & 13

253-967-5901

Predeployment Workshop

Tuesday, March 5

253-967-8430

Hawaii Briefing

Tuesday, March 5

253-967-3628

Smooth Move Workshop: All

Tuesday, March 5

253-967-3628

#Adulting

March 5, 7, 12 & 14

253-967-5901

ACT Women

March 5, 7, 12 & 14

253-967-5901

Interview-Ready

Thursday, March 7

253-477-9675

Re-entry Briefing

Thursday, March 7

253-967-3628

Volunteer Orientation Training

Thursday, March 7

253-967-2324

Volunteer Management Information System Organization Point of Contact Training

Thursday, March 7

253- 967-2324

Alaska Briefing

Monday, March 11

253-967-3628

24/7 Dad

Tuesday, March 12

253-967-5901

AFFTB Military Knowledge

March 12 & 13

253-967-3659

Thrift Savings and BRS

Wednesday, March 13

253-967-9917

Financially Fit

Wednesday, March 13

253-967-9917

Combined Résumé

Wednesday, March 13

253-982-9675

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, March 14

253-967-2060

For more classes and briefings, call 253-967-7166 or visit JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. For details, call the number listed, visit the event calendar at JBLMmwr.com or “like” us at fb.com/JBLMdpfr.

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FOCUS Libraries

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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.

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Special activities Be a pirate for a day Ahoy there, Matey! All aboard for swashbucklin’ fun at McChord Library’s Pirate Day Saturday, Feb. 16, 1–2:30 p.m. We need a hardy crew to help us celebrate, search for lost treasures, snatch some grub and even walk the plank. Wear yer best piratey get-up and arrive in time to set sail toward fun! All ages are welcome.

Find Tiny the Teddy Parents with kiddos ages 3–12, when you visit Book Patch Library in February, try to find Tiny the Teddy Bear. Tiny loves to read and is hiding somewhere in the library. He moves to a new location every night. If you can find him, you win a sweet prize!

Game night for Families Want a night out of free fun? Visit Grandstaff Library the fourth Friday of each month to play board games, cards and video games! This month, drop in Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. No registration is needed.

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Explore STEAM concepts with your Family JBLM Families are invited to Grandstaff Library to explore STEAM concepts with your choice of the library’s kits. Just call to reserve your own room and come explore: • Ozobots. • Lego Mindstorms. • Dash & Dot. • Makey Makey. • 3Doodler. • PS4 Virtual Reality. • E-Blox. For more information on reserving your Family time, call 253-967-5533.

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 at McChord Library (Feb. 1) and the second Friday of the month at Grandstaff Library (Feb. 8). We provide the Lego sets, and you provide the imagination! Registration is required for McChord Library on the library’s calendar of events at JBLMlibraries.com starting one week prior. No registration is needed at Grandstaff.

Play board games with friends Kids and adults can have a blast playing with an entire collection of board games available at your JBLM libraries. Bring your friends and make new ones as you set up cool games to play after school. Stop by any location to see the impressive game collections.

McChord Library Join Novel Navigators book club

Joint library fun & activities Check out Roku 2 You and your Family can view hundreds of movies, plus Netflix, with the Roku 2! Registered library patrons now have a chance to check out Roku 2 for up to seven days (sorry, no renewals). For more details, call Grandstaff Library at 253-967-5889 or McChord Library at 253-982-3454.

Children’s storytime is fun Bring your prereaders to Book Patch Library Wednesdays for a 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.

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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 Feb. 13 to discuss “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. A limited number of copies are available; register in person at McChord Library to receive a copy. Check out next month’s selection, “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher, in time for our meeting March 13.


Dream in STEAM Club Calling all youth ages 8 and older who want to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics! Join McChord Library’s Dream in STEAM Club and learn how to design, build, problemsolve, create and expand your knowledge in engaging activities every other month! This month, we meet Friday, Feb. 15 from 4–6 p.m. and enter into a world of unlimited imagination. Registration is required at JBLMlibraries.com or call 253-982-3454 starting Friday, Feb. 1.

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 and meet fun people! The Kids’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. This month, we meet Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. to discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Check out a copy of the month’s book from the front desk.

Join us at Yoga Storytime Ages 3–5 can come join us for a full-body experience building early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! Yoga Storytime includes stories, stretches, movement activities and breathing and relaxation exercises. We meet the last Friday of every month starting at 10:30 a.m. This month, we meet Feb. 22. Yoga mats are provided; space is limited. Registration is required and begins one week prior at JBLMlibraries.com.

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Grandstaff & Book Patch libraries Get STEAMed Ages 6 and older can participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program with science, technology, engineering, arts and math Friday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This month, we’re exploring ice and air interactions. 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 — plan to join us; no registration needed! Plan to come over and explore: • Foam and marshmallows March 1. • Fizz and pop April 5. • Zap! May 3.

Create at BYOU teen girls’ club Spend a girl-fueled power hour of creativity and awesome nosh at the Be Your Own You teen girls’ club Friday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. where we’ll practice pointillism painting. Plan to get creative the third Friday of every month. Here’s what coming up: • Perfect piece March 15. • Perfume pillow April 19. • Potter pendant May 17.

Join us at read-along club Bring your kindergarten- to second-grade students to listen to awesome stories and read along with books at Teeny-Weeny Read-Along Book Club. This month’s club meets Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. Also enjoy activities, crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes! Plan to join us the first Thursday of every month.

Be creative at Girls’ Club Girls ages 6–10 can get creative at Book Patch Library’s Girls’ Club the second Friday of each month starting at 6 p.m. Here’s what we’ll be making when you join us each month: • Popsicle stick bracelet Feb. 8. • Branch weave March 8. • Knot blanket April 12. • Mixed media art May 10. There’s no need to register — just show up!

Enjoy sensory storytime Join staff from Parent Central Services for a monthly sensory-friendly story and music time the third Wednesday of each month. Our events include soothing instruments, creative movement, literacy-based activities, storytelling and more! This month, we’ll meet Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. inside Book Patch Library.

Host your meeting at Grandstaff Host your next meeting, conference, training class or videoconference at Grandstaff Library’s conference room for free! Holding up to 25 people, the room is equipped with an LCD projector, white board, 52-inch HD TV and free WiFi. The room’s available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for hourly to multiday reservations. Call 253-967-5889 for your reservation.

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Get library help

more information and to make an appointment.

Book a tech expert for free Are you puzzled by new devices, downloads and software? Get one-on-one help with your technology questions at the McChord Library. We’re here to: • Assist you with digital resources, such as library’s e-books or audiobooks. • Help you get familiarized with your phone, laptop or tablet. • Help you better learn your software. Book a 30-minute appointment with a tech expert at McChord Library to get started! Tech help is offered Wednesdays at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and Fridays at 2 and 2:30 p.m. Call McChord Library at 253-982-3454 for

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New patron orientation Did you know your JBLM library is much more than books? From movies, video games and e-resources to engaging classes and events, our libraries offer something for everyone! Come learn about all of our new, fun and exciting resources and programs, including online resources, computer labs and equipment and new makerspaces! You’ll also tour the library with one of our knowledgeable staff members and have yourself registered as a patron. Tours are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at McChord Library (this month, tours are Feb. 21).

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Saving has never been easier with a Performance Saver Account

The Easiest Way to Set Up an Emergency Fund The Performance Saver Account is designed with our members in mind. We want to make it easy for you to reach and exceed your financial goals. Watch your money grow with a great rate!

Visit youracu.org to learn more or talk to an ACU representative today.

ü $10 minimum to open APY* with $10 ü .75% min. monthly deposit APY* with ü .05% no monthly deposit

Federally insured by NCUA.

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. APY is accurate as of 1/1/2018. Rate may change after opening. $10 minimum opening amount required. A minimum daily balance of $10 is required to earn the current Annual Percentage Yield. Maximum of $5,000 total deposits in any monthly period but you must make at least a minimum of $10 in deposits every month. $100,000 lifetime maximum deposits. If the account does not receive the minimum monthly deposit the dividend rate will default to the Regular Share rate. The Performance Saver Account has a 12-month term. No withdrawals are allowed before maturity. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Closure, penalties and fees may reduce earnings. Requires ACU membership and Regular Share with a minimum balance of $25. One Performance Saver Account allowed per member.

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February 2019 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & MWR events and activities for February 2019