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FOCUS JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

January 2020

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

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FITNESS RESOLUTION FAIR Details on page 21

Start a new hobby at Arts & Crafts Center Page 12 Want more in your life? Get helpful tips & resources Pages 17–18 Open up new horizons with basic alpine climbing course Pages 26–28


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IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4 Have fun with us

Director, Family & MWR Venicia Morse Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot Editor/writer Patti Jeffrey Layout & design Patti Jeffrey Contributors Bruce Antonowicz, Scott Schissel, Leslie Thomas Contributing photographers Brittany Catanzaro, Emiliano Hernandez, JBLM Public Affairs, Patti Jeffrey, Scott Schissel 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.

Watch football, play trivia, savor meal specials, start a new hobby and more!

FEATURE 16 I want more in my life Looking for something more but don’t know where to start? Here are some resources and tips to get you started.

SPORTS & FITNESS 20 Get fit, healthy & strong Join the Fitness Resolution Fair; sign up for sports; become a lifeguard; fit in a quality workout.

ADVENTURES 26 Alpine course opens horizons Learn a lifetime of rock, ice and snow climbing to conquer mountains! Plus, see upcoming trips and sporting clays.

YOUTH 32 CYS offers fun & learning Have fun with your tots, enroll in recreation fun and work out with other youth!

LIBRARIES

38 Snuggle up with books & fun Join book and activity clubs, enter teen Super Smash Bros. tourney, come to storytimes and much more!

MILITARY & FAMILY 46 Ramp up your success Get help with overspending; use LinkedIn as a networking tool; enjoy EFMP bumper-car fun.

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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.

BRUCE ANTONOWICZ is the director of the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics program at JBLM. He has worked in MWR for 28 years.

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I remember swimming at Kimbro Pool when I was growing up in a military Family. Even though I wasn’t the strongest swimmer, I wanted to become a lifeguard. I challenged myself to do better as I began my first job as a lifeguard in 1991, and I haven’t stopped yet. In my mid-20s, I took on coaching the Fort Lewis Dolphins swim team, knowing I could build something better, and worked hard to develop a winning team. Sure enough, the team placed 10th in a 120-team regional meet — an impressive win from where they’d been before. From being a pool manager in the mid-‘90s to being director of Sports, Fitness & Aquatics now, my 28-year career has shown me how important fitness and sports are to each Family member. My motto is “strong body, strong mind,” which our program provides through opportunities for readiness for Service members, stress relief for spouses, general fitness and much more for the JBLM community. We’re here to take care of our patrons — to help you stay strong and healthy. JBLM has eight sports and fitness facilities, three indoor pools and a seasonal outdoor pool. We offer a variety of activities — swim lessons, water aerobics, intramural sports for both active duty personnel and civilians, several runs and more. I encourage you to sample some of our free fitness classes at the Fitness Resolution Fair, and sign up for intramural sports we’re currently offering (see pages 20–25). To me, MWR means helping ensure you have ways to develop a strong body and strong mind while you’re here at JBLM.

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favorite hangout Football food & fun Watch football at Sam Adams Come on over to Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade Thursday nights for football on big screens, as well as Saturday college games. While you’re here, enjoy 16 brews on tap, game food, pool and more. Purchase pitchers during Thursday games with your appetizers and meals! Sam Adams Cascade is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division Street), Lewis Main. For a list of the current hours, visit JBLMmwr.com.

Warrior Zone treats you to football fun While you’re watching football at Warrior Zone, purchase food and drink specials from the Zone and get in on weekly football picks for prizes at the end of the season! Also come in for Sunday and Monday football specials, whether you watch on the big screen, overhead TVs in the Zone or outdoors on the heated, covered patio (we open a halfhour early on Sundays). Warrior Zone is on the corner of N. 17th and D streets at Lewis North (open to ages 18 and older). Questions? Call 253-477-5756.

Play trivia with us Trivia’s fun at Sam Adams Cascade Make Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade your hangout with great food and fun, including major sporting events on bigscreen TVs. Come on in and play to win at Friday trivia games Jan. 10 and 24, 7–9 p.m.! Teams can be up to four people; prizes are awarded to the top two teams. Sam Adams Cascade is at 2400 Bitar Ave. and Division at Lewis Main. JBLMmwr.com

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Watch the fights Catch UFC 245 action Watch UFC 245 Saturday, Jan. 18. Entry is for ages 18 and older at these locations: • Starting at 5 p.m. at McChord Pub (inside McChord Club), order food and cold beverages. 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 order appetizers, drinks and meals. 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.

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McChord Pub is offering more service, specials and fun! Check out our Thursday Fly-By Wing Night with wing specials featuring five different flavors and sizes! You also can order burgers, appetizers and specials. Growlers are available, plus a discounted fillup if you bring your own. We’re open 4–10 p.m. and are showing football on all screens. Can’t stay but want some great food? Place your order to-go with curbside service Thursdays by calling 253-584-1371 and pay by credit card. We’ll bring your order out to you! Everyone’s invited to drop by 4–6 for Friday night happy hour with food and drink specials. Also drop in to play darts Thursday and Friday nights and watch monthly UFC fights with food and drink specials. McChord Pub is inside McChord Club at 700 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field.


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Saturday, Jan. 25 • 5–8 p.m. 700 Barnes Blvd. Join us for a sumptuous dim sum buffet with stir-fry stations and ethnic delights, plus live entertainment! Reservations required; call 253-584-1371. $22.95 for ages 11+; $12.95 for ages 4–10; free for ages 3 & younger.

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for tasty specials You’ll love Habañero specials

The Club appreciates it members

Take advantage of your craving for fresh, tasty Mexican-style meals with these specials going on now at Habañero Mexican Grill at Whispering Firs Golf Course: • Tuesdays, come in for a taco and drink combo for $8. • Savor a meat quesadilla and beverage combo for $8 Wednesdays. • Receive a free soft drink with your meal purchase over $8 each Thursday. • Fridays, get free chips and salsa with the purchase of over $8 on food. • Every weekend, receive 20% off your total meal purchase when you show your round of golf receipt from the pro shop. (Same day only; doesn’t apply to alcohol.) Habañero is located at 895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field. Questions? Call the pro shop at 253-982-2124.

Club members, you’re being appreciated at a free dinner at McChord Club Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5–7 p.m. Family members also can dine for $5 each. No reservations are needed. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

Try the Hump challenge The hefty 6-pound burrito “Hump Challenge” is back Tuesdays–Fridays at Habañero Mexican Grill — order between 11 a.m. and 1 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.

Try Sam Adams specials Round up the gang and head to Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride — it’s open to the public! In January, receive a coupon for 15% off your next visit at Eagles Pride Sam Adams when you purchase a meal (not valid on alcohol; expires Tuesday, March 31). Sam Adams at Eagles Pride is located off I-5 Exit 116. See more details at JBLMmwr.com.

Enjoy lunch & bowl Come over to Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center for lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and get a free game of bowling — just buy a lunch combo at Strike Zone Snack Bar, then show your receipt at the front desk (shoe rental not included). Questions? Call 253-982-5954. Sounders Lanes is at 737 Jackson Blvd., McChord Field.

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Start a new hobby with Arts & Crafts 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 matting and framing or a class that teaches you how to use a sewing machine. Be sure to clip and bring in the coupons (to the right) for super discounts to get you started in your new hobby!

each month. You’ll meet for four classes Thursdays, 1:30–3 p.m. This month’s theme is “Found Objects and Gadgets” with an emphasis on mediums, values, color theory and perspective. The cost in January is $50 for supplies and instruction; call 253-982-6721 for more information and to register.

New silk-screen service

Unwind with facilitated art

Come in and check out our new silk-screen service! We use modern print techniques for your T-shirts for groups, reunions, events and more. Let us help you design your logos or send us your image files to silk-screen.

Kids’ Kraft classes are free Families are invited to come to the Arts & Crafts Center for free Friday afternoon Kids’ Kraft classes twice a month, 3:30–5 p.m. Make your own clothes-pin superheroes Jan. 3 and create egg-carton bugs Jan. 17. Registration is free — call 253-982-6721 to reserve your spaces, since seating is limited.

Homeschool classes in art Homeschoolers ages 8–18 can receive expert instruction in art with a different theme

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The Arts & Crafts Center’s facilitated Resiliency Through Art program is available to those who may need a space to unwind due to the stresses of everyday life or to simply explore art materials without thinking about the end-result. The free class is open to everyone and meets Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Preregistration is required; call 253-982-6721.

Learn a new hobby Start a new hobby and create gifts for your Family and friends, plus handmade treasures! Ask about our classes in basic sewing, book and scrapbook making, glass mosaics, quilting, knitting, crochet, sculpture, basket weaving, canvas painting, Zentangle, paper crafts and more.

Right: Patrons enjoy painting their choice of ceramics. They can return after a day or two to pick up their completed kiln-fired items.

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Arts & Crafts Center Clip ‘n Save Coupons 50% Off Framing Class

50% Off Sewing Class

(Applies to instruction only)

(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 Jan. 1–31, 2020.

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Jan. 1–31, 2020.

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inter golf is still going strong with fun discounts. Come out to Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses for a variety of off-season discounts and favorites. The winter course at Eagles Pride may be played even during cold, frosty days this season! Look at these January specials just for you: • Dewsweeper discounts are available from opening to 9 a.m. with $18 green fees. Add a cart for $12 per rider! • Discounted $10 green fees are available all day Wednesdays at Whispering Firs and Thursdays at Eagles Pride. • Two-for-one green fees based on 18-hole play are good all day Tuesdays at Eagles Pride and Thursdays at Whispering Firs. • Two-for-one range buckets are available at Eagles Pride Mondays and Wednesdays and at Whispering Firs Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must purchase your tokens in the pro shop; limit of one free bucket per day. • Super Sundays are 10:30 a.m.–noon in January. Get two green fees and an 18-hole shared golf cart for $55 at Whispering Firs and for $60 at Eagles Pride (must have two players). • 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 Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride. Specials cannot be combined with other specials or used for tournaments or outings. Eagles Pride is located off I-5 Exit 116. Whispering Firs is at 895 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field. Call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124 for more details.

Did you know? • Book individual golf lessons from our resident pro to improve your swing. • Rent 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 office parties, birthdays and retirements!

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I want more in my life! By Patti Jeffrey ou know you want more from life, but you haven’t figured out how to get it yet. So, we’re offering some resources to get you started — beginning today! Here’s a partial list of the wide variety of resources MWR has to offer. All you need to do is pursue what you want!

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I WANT MORE CASH Become a Family Child Care provider Live on base? If you love kids and want to help improve their lives, start your own business at home as a Family Child Care provider. You’ll get free training on how to run your business so you can earn up to $2,000 per month. You’ll also get subsidies for completing training modules and receive free childcare during training. Learn about FCC training at monthly meetings. The next FCC orientation is Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6–8 p.m. at the FCC office. See complete details on page 33.

Apply for jobs with us Interested in joining our team? Get hired as Child & Youth Services program assistants, food service workers, recreation assistants, lifeguards and more. Look for upcoming job fair announcements at fb.com/JBLMmwr and JBLMmwr.com. Also see pages 19 and 22 for more information.

I WANT MORE KNOW-HOW Learn a new language — free! Did you know that when you become a JBLM library patron, you receive access to free online language learning? Explore the many different languages you can learn — call McChord Library at 253-982-3454 or Grandstaff Library at 253-967-5889 to find out how to become a patron today. Then visit JBLMlibraries.com under online resources to start your language course. Also explore online tutoring, genealogy, consumer reviews, e-books and more.

Learn car care Learn how to keep your vehicle in tiptop shape at your Auto Centers. McChord Auto Center offers one-on-one classes on how to change your oil and lubricants, plus basic car care. Call 253-982-7226 to arrange for personalized instruction.

Learn how to mat & frame Save time and money — learn how to mat and frame your own prints, photos or artwork at your Arts & Crafts Center! With your half-off framing class coupon (found on page 13), you can bring a friend with you and split the cost. The coupon’s good through January, so now’s the time to learn! Call 253-982-6721 to set up your session. Continued on next page. JBLMmwr.com

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I WANT MORE RECREATION Join a bowling league Did you know that Bowl Arena Lanes has bowling league team opportunities? If you like to bowl, find out how to join a league! Call Bowl Arena at 253-967-4661.

Learn how to golf or improve your swing Take individual golf lessons from our pro at Eagles Pride Golf Course. After you get a few lessons under your belt, practice at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs golf courses with your choice of winter discounts. See page 15 for details.

I WANT MORE ADVENTURE Start alpine climbing If you want a real challenge, take the basic alpine climbing course offered by expert instructors with the Outdoor Recreation Program. You’ll not only learn how to climb in teams but also learn rock, ice and snow climbing. The first course begins in early February. See pages 26–28 for complete information.

Learn the sport of kayaking With all the salt water surrounding us, it’s natural to want to get out there and explore the area. Learn how to sea kayak with the Northwest Adventure Center. They offer five levels of kayak skills classes. You’ll learn these new skills at an indoor pool. Start at any time and master as many levels as you like before you head out on kayak trips in the spring. The first class this year is Tuesday, Jan. 21. Visit JBLMmwrRegistration.com for details.

Become a certified scuba diver Take beginning scuba classes! Winter’s the perfect time to learn — the Puget Sound waters are free of algae and you can view underwater life much farther out.

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Don’t worry about the cold water — it stays about the same temperature all year, plus you’ll learn all the basic skills in a warm pool. Only when you’ve mastered those skills will you get out in the Puget Sound to test what you’ve learned and be awarded certification. Call the Scuba Diving Center inside the Northwest Adventure Center at 253-967-3405 to learn about the program today and sign up at JBLMmwrRegistration.com.

I WANT MORE ENERGY Strengthen & tone your body Feeling a bit pudgy, slow or tired? Get in the best shape of your life with your choice of free classes at JBLM fitness centers! See the class schedule on page 23 and sample several classes at the Fitness Resolution Fair Saturday, Jan. 11 (see page 21 for details).

Start running Take up running so you can enter JBLM races! We have plenty of opportunities for you to work up from 1K to 10K. See this year’s opportunities to join JBLM races and fun runs on page 25.

I WANT MORE INVOLVEMENT Become a youth sports coach or volunteer parent Volunteer for Child & Youth Services sports as a youth coach or volunteer parent. You’ll get free training and CYS household credits for your coaching. For more information on volunteering, call the youth sports office at 253-967-2405.

Become an installation volunteer Volunteers are always appreciated at MWR! For instance, if you’re interested in volunteering in our gyms, you can specify on your paperwork. For the volunteer registration process, visit JBLM.armymwr.com/programs/IVC.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Work with a dedicated team Get hired with Morale, Welfare & Recreation and become part of a dedicated team that serves Service members, Families, civilians and retirees who visit, work, live and play at JBLM. Child & Youth Services is currently looking for program assistants for before- and afterschool programming and child care. Other positions include a variety of food service workers, food and beverage attendants, cooks, recreation assistants, recreational aids, custodial workers and more.

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

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

LOOK FOR UPCOMING JOB FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS on Facebook and at JBLMmwr.com. CYS & BOD Job Fairs are held at Eagles Pride Golf Course, off I-5 at Exit 116 — open to the public! Bring your Social Security card and birth certificate or passport and names and phones of four references. Submit two paper applications at the job fair.

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Get fit, healthy & strong Put your New Year’s resolution to the test!

Join the 2020 Fitness Resolution Fair Want to get a sample of the variety of free on-base fitness classes, complete with giveaways and a chance to win prizes? Come out for the 2020 Fitness Resolution Fair Saturday, Jan. 11 at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center, 9–11:30 a.m. The first 200 in the door receive a free T-shirt! Sample your choice of half-hour cardio kickboxing, TabataRIPPED, yoga and spin classes. Wilson is at 11596 D St. (at 41st Division Drive), Lewis North. Questions? Call 253-967-5975 or visit JBLMsfa.com.

Sign up for intramural sports Enter Commander’s Cup volleyball

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JBLM’s Commander’s Cup volleyball starts soon — attend the informational meeting Friday, Jan. 10 at noon at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center’s basketball courts (located at 11596 D St. and 41st Division Drive) at Lewis North or at 1 p.m. at McChord Fitness Center (729 5th St. at McChord Field). Continued on next page. JBLMmwr.com

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The league meets 6–9 Tuesday nights starting Jan. 28. Each team will be separated into four divisions, and the top four from each division will compete in the championship to determine the league winner. Active duty Service members at JBLM can apply; unit entry deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Lifeguard opportunities Train to be a lifeguard

Open to active duty Service members at JBLM, the 2019 JBLM Commander’s Cup bowling season starts Thursday, Feb. 20. Attend a representative meeting Thursday, Jan. 30 at noon at Bowl Arena Lanes, located at 2272 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main. Unit entry deadline is Thursday, Feb. 6. The top four teams will compete in the championship. For more information, call 253-967-6420 or visit JBLMsfa.com.

JBLM Aquatics is offering a free American Red Cross Blended Learning lifeguard certification course Jan. 17–19 at Keeler Pool, located at 9993 Garfield St. at Lewis Main. Students must be at least age 15 and pass a pretest (a 300-meter swim utilizing the front crawl or breaststroke, a two-minute legs-only tread and a timed underwater brick retrieval, along with eight hours of precourse online training). The course takes about seven hours and classes are subject to cancellation two weeks in advance if there is low enrollment. Interested? Call 253-967-5390 to schedule your pretest.

Join Commander’s Cup basketball

Become a lifeguard

Are you active duty military and like to play basketball competitively? Plan to attend one of the Commander’s Cup basketball informational coaches’ meetings Monday, Feb. 3: • At noon at the Intramural Sports office, 2170 Bitar Ave., Lewis Main. • At 1:30 p.m. at McChord Fitness Center, 729 5th St., McChord Field. The deadline to sign up is Monday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The league begins Monday, Feb. 24. For more details, call 253-967-6420.

Want to join the team as a lifeguard at JBLM? Come to the JBLM Lifeguard Fair Friday, Jan. 24. The hiring fair takes place from 3:30–6 p.m. Bring swim gear (to demonstrate swimming abilities), your résumé and copies of certificates. Tentative job offers may be given on the same day if you have your U.S. passport, birth certificate or certification of naturalization papers and your Social Security card. For more information, call 253-967-5390.

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Fit in a quality workout

pools and an outdoor athletic complex.

You have plenty of opportunities to get in shape at your choice of fitness centers, indoor

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Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center Start time

Monday

Tuesday

6:45 a.m.

Connected Warrior Yoga*

9 a.m.

Cardio Circuit

2022 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-5975

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Step Circuit

10 a.m.

MixxedFit

Yoga*

Bootcamp

Yoga*

Head-toToe Weight Training

11:30 a.m.

Tabata

Cardio Kickboxing

Zumba*

Cardio Kickboxing

Zumba*

4:30 p.m.

Yoga

5:30 p.m.

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Zumba*

McChord Annex Sports & Fitness Center Start time

Monday

Noon

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Tuesday

4:45 p.m.

Cardio Kickboxing

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5:45 p.m.

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Zumba* 726 5th St., McChord Field • 253-982-6700

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236 Handrich Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-4771 Wednesday

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Spin**

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Water Aerobics

9:30 a.m.

Stroller time*

10 a.m.

Water Aerobics

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Water Aerobics

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5:30 p.m.

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11596 D St. & 41st Division, Lewis North • 253-967-7471 Wednesday

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MixxedFit

11:30 a.m.

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McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center Start time

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6 p.m.

Taijiquan/ Tai Chi*

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2160 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-5869

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Taijiquan/ Tai Chi*

Taijiquan/ Tai Chi*

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What’s your fitness resolution?

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lan on spending some time with us getting in shape while having fun. Take a look at the intramural sports and races calendar below and make plans now for your new year of fitness! We offer a variety of runs that range from

stroller- and kid-friendly courses to 10-milers. Sign up for as many runs as you can. The next fun run celebrates the Irish in all of us with the Saturday, March 14 Shamrockin’ Run! Find more details for races at JBLMraces.com and for sports at JBLMsfa.com.

January

Fitness Resolution Fair Commander’s Cup volleyball Commander’s Cup bowling

Saturday, Jan. 11 Friday, Jan. 10* Thursday, Jan. 30*

February

Commander’s Cup basketball Open outdoor soccer tournament

Monday, Feb. 3* Thursday, Feb. 13*

March

Shamrockin’ 5K & Leprechaun 1K Commander’s cup golf Commander’s cup outdoor soccer

Saturday, March 14 Wednesday, March 25* Monday, March 30*

April

Open flag football tournament Awareness Run Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler qualifier Open spring softball tournament

Thursday, April 2* Saturday, April 4 Friday, April 10 Thursday, April 23*

May

Down & Dirty Mud Run

Saturday, May 9

June

Commander’s Cup softball Open sand volleyball tournament Sound to Narrows 12K military run Open kickball

Monday, June 1* Thursday, June 4* Saturday, June 13 Thursday, June 18*

July

Freedom Run 10-mile/5K/1K Commander’s Cup flag football

Saturday, July 18 Monday, July 27*

September

Open fall softball Beat the Director Commander’s Cup indoor soccer

Thursday, Sept. 10* Saturday, Sept. 12 Monday, Sept. 14*

October

Commander’s Cup 5K championship Commander’s Cup swim championship Zombie Apocalypse 5K/ Not-So-Scary 1K

Friday, Oct. 2 Tuesday, Oct. 13* Saturday, Oct. 17

Turkey Trot 10K/5K/Drumstick Dash 1K

Saturday, Nov. 14

Ugly Sweater 5K/Rudolph Red-Nosed 1K

Saturday, Dec. 5

November December

*Informational/coaches meeting. Sports will begin two weeks after meeting. All events subject to change without notice. Visit JBLMsfa.com for updated details.

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Alpine climbing course opens up new horizons By Scott Schissel, ODR mountaineering guide and instructor ne domineering scene at JBLM is majestic Mount Rainier (when the weather isn’t hiding the view). Some of you have asked, “What it would take to stand atop that mountain?” — arguably one of the most beautiful, iconic mountains in the continental United States. Sure, you can sign up and pay one of the many outdoor guide and service companies for a two- or three-day climb of Mount Rainier; however, most people who are led on a guided trip to the summit return home wanting more adventures. Why keep paying for someone else to guide you on your next mountain adventure when you can get the training and do it yourself? That’s the question we can answer for those of you wanting to climb other mountains over the course of your lifetime.

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A lifetime of climbing Mountaineering is pure adventure! Alpine climbing and mountaineering encompasses the full range of mountain climbing disciplines, including rock climbing, ice climbing and snow climbing in an “alpine” or high-mountain environment. JBLM’s Outdoor Recreation Program prepares you for a lifetime of climbing starting with its basic alpine climbing course. The course combines classroom lecture, field instruction and climbing experience designed to provide the basic skills necessary to safely climb rock, snow and the glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest. The course runs approximately three months with seven evening clinics with lectures, a two-day winter overnight trip and a one-day rock-climbing trip. Continued on page 28.

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Attendance at all lectures and field trips is required for graduation. Training covers selection and care of equipment, wilderness travel and camping, glacier travel, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, crevasse rescue and many other topics. During field trips and actual climbs, each student will put their skills to practical use with experienced mountaineers. Previous experience in off-trail hiking and camping is helpful but not mandatory.

Are you ready for mountaineering? Participants in the basic alpine climbing course should come with a desire to learn technical mountaineering skills and a commitment that requires a significant investment in time, energy and money. Solid overall physical conditioning, good cardiovascular strength and psychological stamina are needed — students will experience travel in difficult terrain with vertical exposure while carrying a heavy pack in all types of weather conditions. If you prefer to start off with a little less intensity, we also offer a less expensive full-

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spectrum training that will get you to the point of teaming up with other like-minded climbers. We provide transportation to and from field trips, up-to-date climbing techniques, use of the mountaineering guidebook, “Freedom of the Hills,” and most of your climbing equipment (no requirement to purchase expensive mountaineering boots and tents during the course!). Although the course is demanding, the rewards are great. The acquisition of these skills opens the door to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment. Are you willing and ready?

How to sign up Drop by Adventures Unlimited at McChord Field for a free basic alpine climbing course information night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. If you decide to sign up, the first course begins in February and lasts about three months. The entire course costs $450. Course outline and sign-ups are at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. Adventures Unlimited is at 739 Battery Rd. For more information about alpine climbing, email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com.


Join JBLM’s outdoor experts on adventures of a lifetime! Find all-new trips, high adventures and classes with details and registration at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. Gear and transportation are included on all trips.

Date

Activity

Cost

Every Thursday

Kids’ climbing club

$125 for 12week session or $12/class

Saturday, Jan. 4

Reflection Lake snowshoe

$55

Saturday, Jan. 4

Intro to mountain biking

$35

Sunday, Jan. 5

Photography 101

$40

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Intro to rock climbing

$25

Saturday, Jan. 11

Intro to backcountry ski

$145

Saturday, Jan. 11

Chocolate tour

$30

Sunday, Jan. 12

Moonlight snowshoe

$65

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Alpine course orientation

Free

Saturday, Jan. 18

Intro to backcountry ski

$145

Sunday, Jan. 19

June Lake snowshoe

$65

Sunday, Jan. 19

Tubing

$40

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Kayak skills class

$40

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Avalanche awareness

Free

Saturday, Jan. 25

Reflection Lake snowshoe

$55

Sunday, Jan. 26

Snowmobiling

$250 single + $100/passenger

Saturday, Feb. 1

Photography 101

$45

Saturday, Feb. 1

Snowshoe Nisqually Vista

$55

Sunday, Feb. 2

Paradise snow day

$55

Thursday, Feb. 6

Basic alpine course begins

$450

Saturday, Feb. 8

Snowshoe Nisqually Vista

$55

Saturday, Feb. 8

Cape Flattery hike

$75

Saturdays, Feb. 8 & 15

Chocolate & wine tour

$85

Saturday, Feb. 15

Snow tubing

$40

Sunday, Feb. 16

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$110 ages 12+ $95 ages 5–11 $70 ages 0–4

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Kayak skills class

$40

Feb. 22–23

Wilderness first aid

$125

Sunday, Feb. 23

Snowmobiling

$250 single + $100/passenger

Saturday, Feb. 29

June Lake snowshoe

$65

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Come out for Thursday nights skeet, trap & five-stand JBLM Skeet & Trap Range brings you Thursday Night Skeet, Trap and five-stand every Thursday through February until 7. As the sun goes down, we’ll turn on the lights so you can come out after work to shoot and get to know our team. New and experienced shooters are welcome to join in this unique shooting experience. Bring your own equipment or come as you are; shotguns are available for rent. Ammo and needed shooting supplies are also available for purchase. While you’re here, meet our instructors and ask about private lessons! You’re required to register your firearms before bringing them on base. Find information on JBLM ranges and a link for firearms registration at https://jblm.armymwr.com/ programs/ranges. The Skeet & Trap Range is at 3969 2nd Division Range Rd. Call 253-967-7056 for more information. JBLMmwr.com

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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. Come out for monthly Saturday shoots: Jan. 18 Feb. 15 March 14

April 18 May 30 June 20

July 18 Aug. 15 Sept. 19

Oct. 17 Nov. 14 Dec. 19

Register 9AM–12:15PM; • Shooting starts 10:30AM 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 Wednesdays–Sundays 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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FOCUS Youth

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CYS offers sports, clubs, learning, fun Children’s Museum of Tacoma offers fun at parentand-child play centers

Parent Central Services is at 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar Avenue), Lewis Main; 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 6398 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main; 253-967-2405. Visit JBLMmwr.com under CYS for more information.

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Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows parent-and-child play centers Wednesdays this school year. Play to Learn is a free program for youth ages 6 and younger and their parents, grandparents, neighbors, Family and friends who nurture children ages 6 and younger. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a wholegroup circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. Just drop in — no registration needed. The fun takes place 10–11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and 1:30–3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Upcoming dates are: • Jan. 8 — Polar pals. • Jan. 15 — All about the alphabet • Jan. 29 — Learn about dinosaurs. Escape Zone is at 841 Fairway Rd. at McChord Field. Raindrops & Rainbows is at 8197 American Lake Dr., Lewis North.

Build a home child care career 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 Families. FCC providers can 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, Jan. 7 orientation, 6–8 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. JBLMmwr.com

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Enroll in recreational fun with CYS Join a sports team Join in the fun of winter sports camps and activities with CYS! CYS Sports hosts recreation leagues that are inclusive of all youth who want to learn the fundamentals of the game and have fun. To register your Family, you’ll need: 1. A full CYS registration on file. 2. A sports physical that’s current through the entire sports season (updated annually). For a full CYS registration, please bring your current shot record, military, DOD or contractor ID card, three emergency contacts and a sports physical. For more enrollment information, call Parent Central Services at 253-966-2977. Call Youth Sports office at 253-967-2405 for questions about youth sports.

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Take gymnastics and karate Enroll your youth now in karate and gymnastics classes! Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year on a monthly basis (youth must have full enrollment in CYS first). Class registration, including cost and age details, are at JBLMcysRegistration.com. Both classes take place at 6398 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-966-2977.

Become a coach We need your energy for youth sports 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 6398 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. The office is open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays. Questions? Call 253-967-2405.


Spring/summer sports leagues League Sport

Registration

Ages

Cost

Parent Meeting

Practices Begin

Season Ends

Flag Football

Through Thursday, Jan. 23

5–12

$65

Saturday, Feb. 8

Monday, Feb. 10

Saturday, March 28

Cheerleading

Through Thursday, Jan. 23

5–12

$65

Saturday, Feb. 8

Monday, Feb. 10

Saturday, March 28

Special Olympics Aquatics

Jan. 15–Feb. 24

8–18

$60

Tuesday, March 3

Tuesday, March 3

Thursday, May 14

Special Olympics Track & Field

Jan. 15–Feb. 24

8–18

$60

Tuesday, March 10

Tuesday, March 10

Thursday, May 14

Baseball

Feb. 1– March 12

5–12

$65

Friday, March 27

Monday, April 6

Saturday, June 6

Lil’ Batters Baseball (no games)

Feb. 1– March 12

3–4

$35

Thursday, March 26

Monday, April 6

Thursday, May 14

Soccer

May 1–July 30

5–12

$65

Saturday, Aug. 15

Monday, Aug. 17

Saturday, Oct. 17

Bumblebee Soccer

May 1–July 30

3–4

$35

Saturday, Aug. 15

Monday, Aug. 17

Saturday, Oct. 3

Spring/summer sports camps & activities Camp

Registration

Age

Cost

Starts

Time/Location

Funky Fit Sports Development

Feb. 14– March 26

3–4

$35

March 30–April 1

10–11 a.m.

Funky Fit Soccer

Feb. 14– March 26

5–15

$35

March 30–April 1

12:30–2 p.m.

Baseball

Feb. 14– March 26

5–15

$35

March 30–April 2

10 a.m.–noon, ages 5–8; 1–3 p.m., ages 9–15

Flag Football

Feb. 14– March 26

8–18

$35

March 31–April 2

2:30–4 p.m.; Cowan Stadium

The First Tee Golf Camp 1

March 2– April 16

7–18

$40

Tuesdays, April 21– May 26

4–5:30 p.m.; Eagles Pride Golf Course

The First Tee Golf Camp 2

March 2– April 16

7–18

$40

Thursdays, April 23– May 28

4–5:30 p.m.; Whispering Firs Golf Course

Lil’ Drivers Golf Camp

March 2– April 16

5–6

$25

Wednesdays, April 22–May 27

4–5 p.m.; Eagles Pride Golf Course

Pitch, Hit & Run

Youth baseball fields

7–14

Free

May 5–6

5–7 p.m. at practice fields

Armed Forces Kids’ Run

Feb. 18–March 20; sign up forms at Youth Sports or commissaries

5–16

Free

Saturday, April 11; packet pick-up April 6–9

9–10:30 a.m. at Cowan Stadium; late entry 8 a.m.

British Soccer Camp

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3–16

Costs online

July 13–17 at Lewis Main; Aug. 10–14 at McChord Field

Times online

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illside Youth Center/Teen Zone is an open-rec program available at no cost to youth in grades 6–12 for recreational, academic and social opportunities. All youth must be registered with CYS and the Teen Zone. Stop by and check out the variety of programs and after-school clubs! Registered youth are invited to these January events: • Friday, Jan. 3 — Free bowling or swimming trip, 1–3:30 p.m. It’s also Trivia Day! • Saturday, Jan. 11 — Roller skating at Skate Tiffany’s for $5 per person. • Saturday, Jan. 25 — Free gaming/pool tournament, noon– 3 p.m. Are you good at Nintendo Switch, Xbox One or PS4? If so, come join us for games, pool and refreshments! • New to JBLM or leaving? On the last Friday of the month, join us for our Hail and Farewell activities.

Introducing functional fitness programing Youth Sports and the Teen Zone are teaming up to present Workout Warriors! Take on the Iron Palace exercise room Mondays through Thursdays, 3:15–4 p.m. A Teen Zone staff member will take children over to the Youth Sports exercise gym for a 45-minute workout with our CYS fitness professionals. Dress for your workout!

Get a free ride Need a ride to Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone for all their amazing activities and fun? Call 253-967-4441 before 2 p.m. to schedule a shuttle pickup or drop-off or reserve your ride the day before. Each youth must have your swipe card daily to ride and attend our program: • We have daily pick-ups at Pioneer Middle School. • Steilacoom High School students may ride Bus 7 to Pioneer MS, and then ride our bus. • Mann Middle School Bus 660 drops off in front of our building daily. • Woodbrook Middle School, Lakes High School and Harrison Prep have local drop-offs near our building. We also provide daily pickup and evening drop-off services at Lewis Main, Lewis North, Old and New Madigan and McChord Field. Not registered yet? Find a friend who’s registered and tag along on a one-time pass. If you like what you see, fill out an application. We’ll do all the work, including verifying with parents for permission, to get you registered. We’re located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. Call us at 253-967-4441 for more information or a tour.

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FOCUS Libraries

Snuggle up with good reading & library fun Get STEAMed

Stuffed animals can sleep over

Ages 6 and older can participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. We meet 4–5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Jan. 2, join us for a marshmallow bridge challenge! Participants can uncover interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking with projects.

Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal? Give those stuffies a good time with a Stuffed-Animal Sleepover at Book Patch Library Tuesday, Jan. 14, 5–7 p.m. If you like, have your kiddos wear their pajamas while they tuck their stuffed pal into bed and wish them sweet dreams. While you’re here, check out our great book collection and take home some great stories. When you return Wednesday, your child’s stuffed animal buddy will have a memory photo of their sleepover! No registration is required.

Teens’ Super Smash Bros. tourney In partnership with Warrior Zone, join Grandstaff Library Saturday, Jan. 4 for a teen-only Super Smash Bros. tournament, open to ages 13–17. Sign-ups for this free event begins at 10 a.m.; participants must be present to play. Prizes will be awarded to the top three players!

It’s Hillside Huskies Month In honor of the Hillside Huskies, we’ll display artwork created by Hillside Elementary School students at Book Patch Library! Families can stop by and see the fantastic creations these students have shared with us — tell other Family members to come see the display! Thank you, Huskies, for sharing!

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Hour of Code is easy learning Come join McChord Library the third Friday of every other month for Hour of Code™! Kids ages 8 and older learn beginner coding concepts to create their own unique projects that will stretch the imagination and provide hours of fun! Computers will be provided Jan. 17, 4–5 p.m. No experience is necessary. Registration is required and begins Friday, Jan. 3. Register at JBLMlibraries.com or call 253-982-3454.


JBLMlibrary 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. JBLMmwr.com

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Book sale offers variety of used books Build your home library with items from McChord Library’s used book sale! This threeday event is Jan. 21–23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll offer books for adults, kids and teens, as well as DVDs, music CDs and more. Most items for sale will be $2 or less. Thursday is the close-out — you can buy one and get one free! Cash and credit cards are accepted.

‘Gamers Guild’ 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 Jan. 24, 4:30–6 p.m. for an afternoon of fun with Family games, crafts and activities. No registration is needed.

Build a birdhouse Winter months are cold for everyone, including our feathered friends! Come to Book Patch Library Friday, Jan. 31, 4–6 p.m. to spend a fun afternoon making free birdhouse craft, helping provide a safe place for birds to build their nests, protected from the cold and predators!

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All materials for the craft will be supplied. No registration is needed.

Find Frosty, get a prize When you visit Book Patch Library in January, kids ages 3–12 can help us find Frosty the Snowman. He hides somewhere in the library to read a book and moves to a new location each night. If you can find him, you’ll win a prize from our treasure box!

Check out free wi-fi hotspots On the go or planning a vacation and need internet connectivity? Check out a free wi-fi hotspot with your library card or place one on hold and we’ll email you when it’s ready for pickup. Each checkout is limited to one week with no renewals. Stop by today!

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 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 one-hour session with a tech expert at McChord Library to get started! Tech help is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Call 253-982-3454 for more information and to make an appointment.

Attend clubs for fun Teen Filmmakers Production Crew Youth ages 11 and older can join the McChord Teen Film Production Crew at McChord Library! We meet Mondays at 4 p.m. to learn the art of filmmaking and creating our own independent short films step by step. Just drop in!

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 4–5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Book Patch Library. This

month, we’ll meet Jan. 7 to create pinecone birdfeeders!

Club activities for boys & girls Book Patch Library invites you to monthly clubs with fun activities to help build confidence, creativity and friendships 4–5 p.m.: • SuperGirls Club meets the second Tuesday of the month. Girls ages 7–11 can join us Jan. 14 to create custom birdfeeders! • Mudspots & Robots Boys Club is open to boys of all ages the third Tuesday of the month. Create custom birdfeeders Jan. 21!

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 (Jan. 3) and the second Friday of the month (Jan. 10) at Book Patch Library. We provide the Lego sets, and you provide the imagination! Registration is required for McChord Library at JBLMlibraries.com starting one week prior, or call 253-982-3454. No registration is needed at Book Patch.

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Children’s books, crafts & more See what Kids’ Book Club is all about Youth in grades 3–5 can join us at McChord Library’s monthly Kids’ Book Club the third Wednesday of the month to read fun books and meet fun people! We’ll meet Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. to discuss “Everything on a Waffle” by Polly Horvath. Check out a copy from the front desk!

New music & movement storytime Youngsters ages 3–5 can join McChord Library for a full-body experience while building early literacy skills and healthy bodies! We’ll meet Friday, Jan. 31 starting at 10:30 a.m. Music and Movement Story Time meets the last Friday of the month and includes stories, singing, dancing and fun (be sure to dress in comfortable clothes). Space is limited; registration is required and begins one week prior at JBLMlibraries.com.

Enjoy storytimes at Book Patch Book Patch Library offers two weekly reading events! Come join us for: • Kinder-Ready Storytime that meets 10:30–11:30 a.m. every

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Tuesday, developing essential skills to prepare children ages 3–5 for kindergarten. • An all-ages Family storytime and craft that meets 3:30–4:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

Bring kiddos to storytime Bring your prereaders to McChord Library Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a storytime with free crafts and activities!


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Join adult book clubs Take part in Novel Navigators book club Join the Novel Navigators book discussion group for adults that meets the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at McChord Library. This month’s meeting is Jan. 8 to discuss “The Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larson. A limited number of copies are available; register in person to receive a copy. Check out next month’s selection in time for our Feb. 12 meeting.

Attend Afterthought book club Come to Grandstaff Library the third Monday of every month for our Afterthought adult book club. We’re exploring books from all genres and discovering new books to enjoy in this allinclusive book club. Since we’re closed Jan. 20, plan to join us Jan. 27, 5:30–7 p.m. to discuss “Legend” by Marie Lu. We’ll provide refreshments!

Above: Children and their parents gather for Book Patch Library’s storytime with free crafts for the youngsters to make and take home. JBLMmwr.com

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OUR MISSION:

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD

To provide integrated and standardized primary prevention programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles and to improve the overall well-being of Active Duty Members and Family Members.

ARMED FORCES WELLNESS CENTER

AWC & MILITARY UNITS:

• Improve unit readiness and support physical fitness standards by targeting performance of Soldiers. • Achieve optimal physical fitness results while avoiding overtraining and related injuries. • Reduce lost and limited duty time due to injury.

AWC & MEDICAL PROVIDERS: • Patient Centered Medical Home integration for all participants.

AWC & YOU:

Individualized goals to address your current needs, motivation, and confidence level. Services are provided at no cost to eligible participants.

CORE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT THE AWC:

Holistic approach that takes into account each individual’s unique physical, psychological, and social needs when providing services/programs.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Armed Forces Wellness Center Joint Base Lewis McCord Building 2022 Liggett Ave & Division Joint Base Lewis McCord - Main Tacoma, WA, 98433-9500 Phone: 253-966-3757 Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Health Assessment Review

Physical Fitness

Healthy Nutrition

Stress Management

General Wellness Education

General Wellness Education

Risk Stratification

Exercise Testing

Metabolic Testing

Stress Management Education

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Tobacco Free Living

Wellness Questionnaires

Exercise Prescription

Weight Management

Biofeedback

Wellness Coaching

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FOCUS Military & Family

RAMP UP YOUR SUCCESS WITH DPFR RESOURCES Get help with overspending Are you experiencing post-holiday financial stress? Did you spend more than you want to? Are you overwhelmed by bills that are past due? Before you start to move fast and stress about how to pay off your credit cards debts — STOP! Here are some financial tips to help you think everything through clearly and stay in control: • Communicate with your Family about the importance of needs vs. wants. • Determine whom you owe by pulling your three free credit reports at annualcreditreport.com once a year. • Set financial goals to see which credit card bill you want to pay off first. Need assistance? Call a specialist at JBLM’s Financial Readiness Program at 253-967-1453 or make an appointment at JBLMfrp.timetap.com. Questions on classes and briefings? Call 253-967-7166 or visit JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. For more details, call the phone number listed or “like” us on Facebook at fb.com/JBLMdpfr.

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Learn to use LinkedIn as networking tool When it comes to finding a great job, nothing is more important than networking. Maintaining a LinkedIn account can help you expand your connections, provide information relevant to your chosen career path and create organic mentorship opportunities. The Employment Readiness Program’s LinkedIn 360 class helps you understand how to curate your online profile to match your employment goals and build a strong professional network. To register for our Jan. 23 session, visit JBLMdpfr. timetap.com. Our team offers a wide variety of services to help any job

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seeker, from corporate and federal résumé reviews to practicing interview sessions. For more information, call 253-477-WORK (9675).

Bump into fun with EFMP Families JBLM EFMP & SFAC Service members and Families are invited to celebrate the winter season at Sprinker Recreation Center with ice bumper cars Saturday, Jan. 4! We’ve rented a private session for the hour; reservations

are required at JBLM-efmp-sfac-icebumpers. eventbrite.com. EFMP Family Support Services offers specialized support to EFMP Families on- and off-base with access to care, school support with special education and accommodations, federal and state benefits (i.e., Social Security and Medicaid waivers for respite) and inclusive and specialized recreation opportunities. Visit https://jblm.armymwr.com/programs/ EFMP for more information. JBLMmwr.com

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Check out our events & classes

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

DPFR classes and events are free — take advantage of as many as you can! For more classes and briefings, call us at

Event

Date

For Details

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-6338/2590

Toddler Play Group

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Toddler Mindfulness

First & Third 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

Career Skills Program Brief

Mondays

253-966-8166

Soldier & Family Readiness Liaison

Wednesdays, Jan. 15 & Feb. 12

253-967-3397

Survivor Outreach Services: Dine and Dial

Thursday, Jan. 16

253-967-5047

Résumé 101

Thursday, Jan. 16

253-477-9675

Reentry Briefing

Thursdays, Jan. 16 & Feb. 6

253-967-6338/2590

SFRG Funds Custodian (evening)

Thursday, Jan. 23

253- 967-3397

LinkedIn 360

Thursday, Jan. 23

253-477-9675

Recipe for Positive Parenting

Monday, Jan. 27

253-967-5901

Reintegration Workshop for Family Members

Monday, Jan. 27

253-967-3397

SFRG Leadership (day)

Jan. 21–22

253-967-3397

Five Love Languages for Couples

Monday, Feb. 3

253-967-5901

Key Contact (evening)

Monday, Feb. 3

253-967-3397

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Feb. 3

253-967-6338/2590

Hawaii Briefing

Tuesday, Feb. 4

253-967-6338/2590

Smooth Move Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 4

253-967-4605

7 Principles of Making Marriage Work

Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 & 25

253-967-5901

Baby Boot Camp

Wednesday, Feb. 5

253-967-5901

SFRG Funds Custodian (day)

Wednesday, Feb. 5

253-967-3397

Parents’ Café

Thursday, Feb. 6

253-967-5901

Volunteer Orientation Training

Thursday, Feb. 6

253-967-2324

VMIS Organization Point of Contact

Thursday, Feb. 6

253-967-2324

International Spouse Orientation

Friday, Feb. 7

253-967-3628

CARE Team (evening)

Monday, Feb. 10

253-967-3397

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Feb. 11

253-967-2590

USCIS

Wednesday, Feb. 12

253-967-3633

SFRG Leadership (evening)

Feb. 13, 20 & 27

253-967-2324

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Feb. 13

253-477-9675

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