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FOCUS Joint Base Lewis-McChord MWR fun, food, travel & well-being guide

JULY 2011 • JBLMmwr.com

ENJOY THE

SUMMER SUN FUN ON AMERICAN LAKE SWIMMING COOL TREATS

FREE ICE CREAM!

Visit the splash park & playground at Army Family Covenant Park! page 13

CLIMB HIGH WITH OUTDOOR REC

ACS Outreach

Plus, Spouse & Youth Resiliency academies MEMBER SAVINGS AT McCHORD CLUB OUTDOOR CINEMA NIGHT

SOLDIER SHOW

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CONTENTS FOOD & FUN

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FAMILY & THE HOMEFRONT

14–19

ADVENTURES

20–25

FEELIN’ GOOD

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LEARNING & EARNING

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Lunchtime at MWR eateries is fresher, tastier. Plus, find your groove with golf at JBLM.

From Spouse Resiliency Academy to youth sports, you’ll have plenty to keep you involved during July.

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Reach the top with indoor rock climbing or trek on solid ground with a hike at Paradise.

Challenge yourself or join a team for the Triple Threat Triathlon. Also, get strong and fast with free classes.

Take control of your finances; sign up for money-wise classes; check out a book for your e-reader.

FROM THE COVER Photo by Family and MWR Command

It’s summertime!

Choose your way to recreate with ideas sprinkled throughout FOCUS. Find fun in the sun and water (pages 12–13), sign up youth for sports, music, arts and more (pages 14–17) and remember to attend Freedom Fest. Read on!

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Celebrate summer together

July brings warmer days, and Family and MWR has a number of ways you can enjoy the Washington summer.

• Get a tee time at one of our two championship golf courses via WebTrac at JBLMmwr. com. Lessons are available if you want to learn the game of golf (see page 10). • Kids will have hours of fun at the splash pad and playground at Army Family Covenant Park (adjacent to Bowl Arena Lanes and AFC Skate Arena at Lewis Main). Turn to page 13 for more information. • Take a dip in American Lake at Shoreline Park or as part of the Triple Threat Triathlon Series (see page 26). For more ways to take advantage of the season, check out the summertime feature on page 12 and the adventure trips on page 20. And, be sure to visit the event calendar at JBLMmwr.com for a complete list of special programs, classes and seminars. I’d like to hear from you, so please visit http://ice.disa.mil to share your feedback about Family and MWR. Sincerely, William E. Harvey Director, Family & MWR at JBLM

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & MWR Director, Family & MWR

William E. Harvey

Creative director Toby Bartley Promotions director

Kelly Wetzel

Editor & graphic designer Writer/graphic designer

Kimberly Rowe Patti Jeffrey

Contributing photographers Emiliano Hernandez, Patti Jeffrey, AdaMarie Lewis, Vera Pashkevich and Family and MWR Command Send submissions to kimberly.rowe@us.army.mil. For commercial sponsorship or advertising inquiries, off-base businesses should contact: Carly Michael at 253-966-2256 or 253-324-0562. The JBLM “FOCUS” is an unofficial information source published monthly. All 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 FMWR, Joint Base LewisMcChord 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. Submissions are welcome but may be edited for accuracy, clarity and style.

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STEP Right Up

TO THE

BEST SHOW IN TOWN

THE 2011 U.S. ARMY

SOLDIER

SHOW FOR THE SOLDIER, BY THE SOLDIER.

The U.S. Army Soldier Show, proudly presented by Family and MWR, returns with a LIVE 90-minute musical performance!

Carey Theater at Lewis Main Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

No federal endorsement implied.

Don’t miss this memorable night of music, dance and celebration. Admission is FREE.

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hat a treat to eat lunch here during the   summer!

If you haven’t experienced really good food lately, try these three MWR eateries for fresh variety whether you’re at work or at play: Sounders Lanes Strike Zone Snack Bar is all about fresh — the chefs are creating new recipes from scratch! Try grilled turkey burgers on sourdough, homemade spaghetti and meatballs, jagerschnitzel and chicken bulgogi dishes, freshly made salad dressings and barbecue sauce, and a dinner salad side choice with combos. You’ll find Sounders Lanes Strike Zone at McChord Field open Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer. Call 253-982-5372 to order ahead. The chefs at The Bistro at Russell Landing are constantly dreaming up fresh ideas for handcrafted gourmet pizzas, tantalizing pasta dishes and salads (plus sultry summer dinners). Try a lunchtime pizza and see if you don’t agree that there’s nothing like it anywhere else!

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The Bistro at Russell Landing is located at the marina on American Lake at Lewis North. It’s open for lunch 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. seven days a week during the summer. Call 253-964-2813 to order ahead. They’ll even bring it out to you. Talk about gourmet sandwich heaven — you gotta try Battle Bean’s coffee bar and grill made-to-order grilled pannini sandwiches, and freshly made wraps, focaccia and croissant sandwiches, plus healthy salads and soups. Make a picnic of it — find it all inside AFC Arena next to the splash park. Battle Bean coffee bar and grill is open for lunch seven days a week during the summer. Call 253-967-4458 for more info. See complete menus online at JBLMmwr.com under Dining and Coffee Shops. Also explore more eateries at JBLM, such as Cascade Community Center, Lacey Creek Café and Madigan Café at Lewis; and Globemaster Grill and Habañero Mexican Grill at McChord. For a complete lists of places to eat, look under Food and Entertainment at JBLMmwr.com.

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McChord Club members enjoy savings Join the McChord Club today for exclusive savings tomorrow! Club members can enjoy these July specials: • Free food at Globemaster Grill every Friday, 5–6 p.m. • 2-for-1 Steak Night Friday, July 22, 5–8 p.m. Pay only $14.95 for two dinners that include baked potato, salad and roll. • Member Appreciation Dinner, Tuesday, July 12, 5–7 p.m. Club members pay nothing, family members pay only $5. • Bingo every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Globemaster Grill. Cards go on sale at 5 p.m., early-bird game starts at 4:30 p.m., coverall game is at 6 p.m., jackpot starts at $800. • Wednesday Night Unlimited Taco Bar, 4:30–6 p.m. Club members pay $3. Nonmembers are also invited; the cost is $6. Call the McChord Club at 253-982-5581 to ask how you can become a club member, or visit afclubs.net for an application. The club is located at McChord Field in bldg. 700.

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Pictured above: The Bistro at Russell Landing serves up fresh pasta dishes that’ll make you want to come back for more.

Lollipop Day can win you a free lunch at the Bistro! Come in for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bistro at Russell Landing Wednesday, July 20. You’ll get a chance to pull a lollipop from the “Lollipop Tree.” If your lollipop is specially marked, your lunch is free!

Everyone’s invited to take advantage of these other club specials: • Wednesday’s “Hump Day” Globemaster Grill lunch special: Burgers, fries and soda is $4 for club members, $5 for nonmembers. Served from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • Two-fer-Tuesdays, two meals for the price of one in Globemaster Grill, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Attend First Friday July 8 in the Heritage Room, 4–6 p.m. Guests can win door prizes, snack on great food, and get in on a special prize drawing for club members. Club members get in free, nonmembers pay $5. Join the club tonight and get in for free. • The dining room is open every Friday night for dinner from 5–8 p.m. JBLMmwr.com

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McChord Community Center Bring family to picnic and outdoor movie Here’s a great idea — bring your lawn chairs, blankets and family for a free McChord Community Center picnic and outdoor movie Friday, July 8 at dusk. Watch “Despicable Me” on a huge inflatable screen and eat free hot dogs and chips while they last (provided by the USO). The event depends on good weather; call the community center at 253-982-0718/0719 by 4 p.m. the day before for updates.

Go ‘garage saling’ at one place Going to garage sales is made easier with one-stop shopping Saturday, July 30! Sell or buy gently-used wares gleaned from home at the Express Store parking lot at McChord Field. Set up your table at 8 a.m. and sell or buy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Express Store parking lot is located between the BX and Commissary on 14th Street. For more information, call the Community Center at 253-982-0718/0719.

For details on belly dancing classes or piano lessons, visit JBLMmwr.com under McChord Community Center.

Training and Equipping the Warfighter in a New Era

JBLM Bowling Centers Get in on summer tournaments Summer tournaments are in full roll at Sounders Lanes (McChord Field)! Sign up now for nine-pin no-tap team tournaments Saturdays, July 9 and Aug. 13. The cost is $80 per team. Check with Sounders Lanes at 253-982-5954 for all the details.

Pizza and bowling combo a great deal

For more information, please contact:

Susan Mezo Susan.Mezo@idga.org 212 885 2673

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www.idga.org

Drop in Bowl Arena Lanes (Lewis Main) any Wednesday for all-you-can-eat pizza and bowling for only $9 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Prepay to guarantee your lane. (Shoes are not included.) Call 253-967-4661.

Thunder Alley makes Friday night fun Sounders Lanes features Thunder Alley with black lights and music from 8– midnight every Friday. Just $9.95 a bowler gets you up to three hours of bowling. To reserve your lane, call 253-982-5954.

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JBLM Clubs & Pubs Watch UFC 132 at no cost

JBLM Arts & Crafts Centers Work creatively with wood Sign up for Friday or Saturday woodworking at McChord Field Arts & Crafts Center’s wood shop. The shop features seven work tables (hourly fee), two table saws, three band saws, two scroll saws, a radial arm saw for crosscutting, two drill presses, a sliding compound miter saw, two wood lathes, three planers of varying sizes, safety equipment and more. If it’s your first time to visit, you’ll take a mandatory safety brief either Friday at 11 a.m. or Saturday at 9 a.m. The staff is ready to assist you with your projects, or you can request to learn woodworking techniques. Classes include Face Plate Turning, Spindle Turning, Basic Box Building and Table Saw, Scroll Saw and Biscuit Jointer Techniques. Call 253-982-6726 to register for woodworking classes.

Learn to mat and frame Beginning Matting & Framing at McChord: Fee $60, includes materials. Choice of three images provided. Hands-on experience with picture framing skills. Available upon request: Shadow Box, $60 for two hours, materials are extra. One-On-One Framing Class, $60 for two hours, materials are provided. Beginning Matting & Framing at Lewis: Wednesdays, 1–4:30 p.m., $30, materials extra. Students must preregister for all classes. Call the Lewis Arts & Crafts Center at 253-967-5001 or the McChord Arts & Crafts Center at 253-982-6726.

Special Event

Enjoy endless German buffet Eat until your waistband pops at American Lake Community Center’s monthly German Buffet every third Thursday! Your favorites are always on the menu, including schnitzel and bratwurst. This month’s buffet is Thursday, July 21 from 5–8 p.m. Call 253-964-1209 to save your spot! The cost is $14.95 for adults and $6.95 for ages 4–10.

Get a free ice cream sundae Celebrate Ice Cream Sundae Day Friday, July 8. Come in for lunch and receive a free sundae at Cascade Community Center, Bldg. 2400, Bitar & S. Division.

Eat weekday lunch at Madigan Café Looking for an affordable, made-to-order lunch prepared quickly enough for your lunch break? Stop by the Madigan Café from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s located in bldg. 9903, McKinley Ave. and E. Johnson St. (in the old Madigan area). Call 253-964-5298 for information or see the lunch menu online at JBLMmwr.com.

It’s Friday or Saturday between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Be entertained at Soldier Show

Step in line for the best show at Lewis Main — the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show! Choose from three free performances at Carey Theater: Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The performance is 90 minutes of live music, dance and celebration “for the Soldier, by the Soldier.”

If you like combatives or just a good fight, be sure to check out UFC 132. You can watch the fights at no cost Saturday, July 2 at Heroes Lounge inside Cascade Community Center at Lewis Main. Doors open early and the fights begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call the Cascade Community Center at 253-964-0331.

Clip and save this wallet-size card. You never know when you’ll need it!

You’re at a JBLM club or bowling & need a free ride back to barracks/housing.

Call the Designated Driver Van at 253-208-9169. No questions asked! JBLMmwr.com

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Buy 1 membership, play at 2 courses New this year, a JBLM golf membership includes both golf courses at JBLM: Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride. Soldiers and Airmen are invited to take advantage of the nice, warm weather a Pacific Northwest summer brings and sign up for a monthly golf membership. Active duty members can enjoy unlimited play at both JBLM golf courses for one low monthly rate. For E1–E5, the price is $90, and for E6 and above, the price is $120. For more rates and membership details, visit JBLMmwr.com under Golf.

Golf and save in July Whispering Firs at McChord Field offers great savings for golfers — even during the summer! For just $35, you get a hot dog, chips and soda, a round of golf and a cart Monday through Thursday; the round

Sign up for tee times anytime! Patti Jeffrey

Chris Burkhart, Whispering Firs’ Life Master LPGA instructor, teaches both youth and adults in group and individual lessons. She says, “I’d like to dispel some golf myths about how you’re supposed to take a stance or swing through. My goal is to help golfers get better at their game or learn golf in the way that improves their own individual style.”

Golf 4 Kids is fun for all Sign your family members up for summer group golf lessons, “Golf 4 Kids,” for only $99 at Whispering Firs Golf Course at McChord Field. All lessons are taught by our studentcentered Life Master LPGA professional

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during the week from 5:30–7:30 p.m. You have a choice of dates — ages 8–10 meet July 18–21; ages 11–13 meet July 11–14 or July 25–28. Call the pro shop at 253-982-4927 for registration details.

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must be played the same day (open play only). Order a burrito, salad or three tacos for lunch and receive a free small bucket of range balls Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

four-person scramble. The cost is $55 per player.

(Specials may not be used with tournaments, outings, intramurals, holidays or combined with other specials.)

• Air Mobility Command Rodeo Appreciation Tournament Thursday, July 28, 8 a.m. shotgun, four-person scramble. The cost is $85 per player. Call Whispering Firs’ pro shop at 253-982-4927 for entry details.

Choose your tournament!

Improve your game quickly

Eligible patrons can enter several tournaments at Whispering Firs during July: • Mayors Cup Saturday, July 2, 7 a.m. tee; red, white and blue stroke play. The cost is $12.50 per player. • Four-Person Scramble Friday, July 8 at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per golfer. • Horse Race Wednesday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. tee, alternate shot play. The cost is $10 entry plus $10 greens fees, including cart. • Air Mobility Command Rodeo Opening Ceremony Tournament Sunday, July 24, 1:30 p.m. shotgun,

In just 45 minutes, a golf lesson with a PGA Professional (Eagles Pride) or LPGA Professional (Whispering Firs) can be time and money well spent. If you’re serious about making a positive swing change, consider using the MEGSA PPE. “Those who have experienced our new MEGSA PPE can attest that there’s no quicker way to improve your swing!” says Eric Bowen, PGA member and Eagles Pride golf professional. For MEGSA PPE training, call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522.

THE HUMP AD HERE

at Whispering Firs Golf Course

Save at pro shop sale Don’t wait on the phone or wait until the golf courses open to set up your favorite tee times — go online. It’s as easy as 1–2–tee! 1. Visit JBLMmwr.com and click on the online registration button. 2. Go through the guided registration process to set up your username and password. 3. Look under golf courses. You’ll find Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs. Look to see which golf course you’d like to play and set up your time. You’re done! Now all you need to do is pack your clubs and enjoy!

Drop by Whispering Firs’ pro shop for the Independence Day Sale, July 2–4; select items are on sale. Whispering Firs Golf Course is located at McChord Field and is open to eligible ID cardholders and their guests.

First Swing teaches kids golf Youth enrolled in Child, Youth & School Services can learn golf during summer break. Find out about First Swing golf camps in July and August for ages 5–15; turn to page 14 for complete details.

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hether you’ve just settled into a new place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord or are in the midst of packing, plan some time to celebrate a bit of summer Pacific Northwest-style. We take all we can from our sunny days — from flocking around the splash park or outdoor pool to lining up for ice cream cones, iced lattes and gelato. You can find everything you want right here at JBLM while spending next to nothing.

New to the area? Sign up for a paddle trip with the Northwest Adventure Center to explore the region, then go back later anytime you want another paddle. There are plenty of kayak trips and water fun planned throughout the summer. Turn to the Adventures section for trip dates.

We all scream for iced treats

Water play is limitless Splash, wade, swim, paddle and float — it’s all about maximizing our exposure to sunshine and water. All ages can swim for free at the outdoor pool at McChord Field. The pool features a low dive and high dive, lap swim lanes and swim lessons. Toddlers have their own wading pool and the deck is lined with lounge chairs and umbrella-shaded picnic tables. The pool also has restrooms, lockers and changing rooms. Children find sheer joy in the outdoor splash park at Lewis Main. The park features a multitude of showers, a shaded patio, benches, a grassy picnic area, and adjacent playground that accommodates physically disabled

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youngsters. Restrooms and a changing area are nearby. Want time exploring out on American Lake or the Puget Sound? Rent a kayak or canoe for paddling American Lake at Russell Landing Marina, or from the Northwest Adventure Center (Lewis North) or Adventures Unlimited (McChord Field) for other destinations.

Nothing says summer like ice cream cones, shakes, gelato, iced coffee and ice tea while you’re playing at JBLM. The Bistro at Russell Landing boasts a variety of flavors of creamy, rich gelato. Try fresh fruit flavors as well as spumoni, tiramisu and vanilla. Not sure which to choose? Ask for a sample! Clip the coupon from the next page and bring it with you for a free scoop of gelato when you buy two scoops! When you’re at McChord Field, run over to Sounders Lanes Bowling Center (across the street from the outdoor pool) for delicious shakes in your favorite flavors, ice cream cones or iced tea. Battle Bean coffee and grill at AFC Arena offers specialty iced coffees or teas freshly made to order — perfect for bringing out to the splash park while you watch the kiddos. Enjoy!

Photos: Paddling on American Lake. cooling off at the AFC Arena Splash Park and swimming at the McChord pool are a regular part of summer leisure activities at JBLM.

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Quick finds for good times AFC Arena Splash Park. From the Lewis Main Gate, follow 41st Division to Liggett, then turn right. Parking is located between AFC Arena and Bowl Arena Lanes. McChord Field outdoor pool and toddler wading pool. From McChord Field’s Main Gate, turn left at the first stoplight onto Barnes Blvd., then take the first right onto 5th St. The pool is located between the Fitness Center and the Fitness Center Annex. Park either behind the buildings or alongside the Annex. Shoreline Park and Russell Landing Marina at American Lake. Take the Lewis North exit from I-5 and turn right at the first stoplight. Veer left onto American Lake Ave. Look for the signs that direct you to Shoreline Park and further along the road for Russell Landing Marina. Outdoor Recreation trips, tours and rentals: The Northwest Adventure Center is located at Lewis North. Turn right onto NCO Beach Rd. after you take a right at the first stoplight. Adventures Unlimited is located at McChord Field. Take a left from the first stoplight after the main gate. A block after 5th St., veer right onto Battery Rd. Adventures Unlimited is on the corner of 4th St. AdaMarie Lewis

Buy 2 scoops of gelato & get 1 FREE at the Bistro at Russell Landing! JBLMmwr.com No cash value. One coupon per person. Expires July 31, 2011.

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School’s out and there’s a lot of fun to be had! From birt late-nighters to youth sports and more, it’s all right her Share good times at the McChord Field Youth Center Are you in grades 6–12? Come join the McChord Field Youth Center for a month of good times.

Free community car wash Need your car washed? Drive to the youth center Thursday, July 28 or Friday, July 29, 5–8 p.m. and we’ll wash it for free!

Teen Late Night Join other youth center teens ages 13–18 at Teen Late Night Friday, July 22 for music, pizza, open recreation games and a chance to make new friends from 10 p.m. to midnight. Due to the base curfew, parents or guardians need to pick up participants.

Movie night Come join us Saturday, July 9 for our movie night on the big screen with food, fun and friends from 7–10 p.m.

Happy birthday to you!

Celebrate July’s birthdays with friends Friday, July 1, 4–5 p.m. Enjoy food, ice cream and fun on the giant inflatables.

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thday parties and re at JBLM! Skate & surf (the Internet) Offering excitement for kids and a relaxing atmosphere for parents, the AFC Arena has it all — from skating and rollerblading for the kids and a coffee shop with wireless internet for adults. The AFC Arena is open for recreational skating and has special skate times just for families, teens and adults. Check out Stroller & Tot Skate every Wednesday from 9–11 a.m. It’s just $1 per adult/$1 per child (add $1 for rollerblades). Visit JBLMmwr.com for complete hours of operation. Cool off at the AFC Arena after

playing in the adjacent splash park and playground. If you love coffee or a flavored latte, order your favorite caffeinated (or decaf) drink on the rocks at AFC Arena’s Battle Bean Coffee Shop location. An iced vanilla chai or a mocha frapp is sure to hit the spot this summer! For more information on Battle Bean Coffee Shops, turn to page 6.

Need a place to stay while traveling?

Be our guest at our friendly RV Park on the shoreline of American Lake.

Outdoor cinema Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and catch “Despicable Me” on the big screen Saturday, July 8. See page 8 for more information on this free event!

The Outdoor Recreation Program is here for you!

We provide services to Soldiers, Airmen, family members & sponsored friends. We also provide FRG, unit & squadron trips, clinics, camps, rentals, outdoor store, shooting ranges & more. We’re located in Bldg. 8050, Lewis North & Bldg. 739, McChord Field. Drop in or call us today:

Become a Family Child Care Provider and make a difference If you’re interested in caring for JBLM children, fill out an application to become a Family Child Care provider. For more information on

provisional classes and training, call 253-967-3039. Check out youth sports information on the next page.

Information/rental 253-967-7744/8282

Skeet Range 253-967-7056

Adventure Programs 253-967-6263

Russell Landing Marina 253-967-2510

Adventures Unlimited (McChord Field rentals) 253-982-2206/2303 Rifle Range 253-967-9803

Paintball 253-912-8000 Scuba 253-967-3405

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hild, Youth and School Services offers a full schedule of sports for kids of all ages! These recreational opportunities allow children to try something new while building skills and having fun with new friends. Register your children for youth sports one of three ways: • Stop by Parent Central Services, Bldg. 2295 at Lewis Main • Stop by the Parent Central Services annex at McChord Field, Bldg. 100 • Visit JBLMmwr.com and register via WebTrac If your child already has a full CYS Services registration, you may sign up for youth sports with a sports physical that’s valid through the entire season. If you need a full registration, bring a current shot record, valid DoD ID card,

information for three local emergency contacts and a sports physical that’s valid through the entire season. For more information, call 253-966-CYSS.

Anthony Slater basketball camp Learn basketball skills from Anthony Slater! Register by July 29 for $60. The camp, which is Aug. 1–3, is open to youth 5–18. Ages 5–10 will learn and play 9–11 a.m., while ages 11–18 will meet 1–3 p.m.

First Swing Golf Camps Youth will be introduced to the game of golf with the First Swing Golf Camps, which are open to ages 5–15. There are two remaining camps this summer: July 26–28 and Aug. 30–Sept. 1, both from 9:30–11 a.m. The cost is $25 per camp, and registration ends the day before the camps begin.

Reach for the ‘SKIES’ with summer quarter classes Offering classes in computers, SAT Prep, art, dance, gymnastics, boxing, karate, theater, fencing, piano and more, the SKIESUnlimited Youth Academy is enrolling now for the summer quarter. Classes are offered in the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills and are open to various age groups. Go to JBLMmwr.com for a class schedule. New classes are always being added, so check back often. 16

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lthy with a calendar s and sports camps. Start Smart camp Tots ages 3–5 are invited to get familiar with soccer with this three-day camp. Registration is open through Aug. 9 and costs $20. The camp is Aug. 10–12, 10–11:30 a.m.

Volleyball camp Bump, set, spike! Volleyball camp is open to players 9–15 for $25. Sign up by Aug. 9. The camp is Aug. 10–12, 1–2:30 p.m.

Bumblebee and youth soccer Register your kids ages 3–4 for bumblebee soccer ($20) and ages 5–15 for youth soccer ($45) through Aug. 11.

Parent meeting: Aug. 27 First practice: Aug. 29 Bumblebee season: Sept. 10–Oct. 15 Youth season: Sept. 10–Oct. 22

Wrestling Hit the mats for wrestling practice! Open to ages 5–15, wrestling registration is going on through Sept. 4; the cost is $60.

Parent meeting: Sept. 13 First practice: Sept. 15 Season: Sept. 15–Jan. 31 If you’re interested in becoming a youth coach, call 253-967-2405. Household credits are available.

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What is Army Community Service Outreach? • • •

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Army Community Service & the Airman and Family Readiness Center are here to help with whatever comes next in your military life. Waiting Families Support Group An outreach program for active duty military Families with service members on unaccompanied tour, extended temporary duty or field training exercise, the Waiting Families Support Group holds monthly meetings and activities. For more information about joining the support group or about monthly family events, call 253-967-3633.

Army Family Team Building Learn about the Army’s lingo, culture and more at Army Family Team Building. The Level I class is July 12–13 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 253-967-AFTB.

Reunion Workshop Your Soldier or Airman is finally coming home, and you may not be sure what to expect or how to prepare. You’ll walk away with a better understanding after attending the Wednesday, July 20 Reunion Workshop from 6–7:30 p.m. Call 253-967-8430 for details.

Additional tailor-made briefings are interactive available upon request. Topics include Battlemind for Spouses (pre- and post-deployment), Coping with Separation, Long-distance Relationships/Communication and Emotional Cycle of Deployment.

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Newcomers’ Orientation It’s peak-PCS season and JBLM welcomes new Soldiers, Airmen and Families to the installation! Learn more about your new duty station and the programs and services available at the Newcomers’ Orientations. Spouses, civilians and other military members are encouraged to attend with their active duty member. The next orientations are Thursday, July 14 at the McChord Club and Community Center and Tuesday, July 26 at the American Lake Community Center at Lewis North. For more information about the events and onsite child care, call 253-967-3628.

Ask about the Spouse Resiliency Academy and the Youth Resiliency Academy! Classes are available now!

• • • The main goal of the ACS Outreach Team is to educate service members and their Families on the many services available within ACS. The team provides ACS overview briefings to units and Family Readiness Groups and at pre-deployment and re-deployment events. The team can provide a table with information on ACS programs to include: Financial Readiness, Employment Readiness, Mobilization and Deployment, Exceptional Family Member Program, Army Emergency Relief, Information and Referral, Relocation Readiness, Army Family Team Building, Army Family Action Plan, Family Advocacy, Army Volunteer Corps, Survivor Outreach Services, Military Family Life Consultants and Airman & Family Readiness Center. If you’d like the team to attend your event to provide an ACS overview or an information display table, call 253-968-7199.

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Indoor rock climbing Head to the Edgeworks Gym in Tacoma for a few hours of climbing with the JBLM Outdoor Recreation Program. Climbing gear, admission and transportation are included, and no experience is required. Choose from these upcoming dates ($15 each): • After-work climbing Wednesday, July 20

• After-work climbing Wednesday, Aug. 3

• Daytime trip Saturday, July 30

• Daytime trip Sunday, Aug. 7

And, don’t forget — McChord Field has an indoor rock climbing wall, too! Improve your strength, stability and reach new heights as you climb for the top. For more information and to reserve your climbing time today, call 253-982-2206.

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Imagine the thrill of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane from an altitude of up to 13,000 feet! Wearing a harness connected to the tandem parachute system, you and your instructor will jump together and accelerate up to 120 mph! You’ll freefall for about 60 seconds. Gear, instruction and transportation are provided for this Sunday, July 24 trip. Minimum age: 16 ($215)

Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country. A full 20 stories high, the private bridge is nestled in a green forest above a sparkling river. If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed Saturday, July 30. Fee includes transportation, two jumps and the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. ($125)

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After-work paddle

Wednesday, July 13

$20

Minimum age: 12

Crabbing at Westport

Saturday, July 16

$30

Fishing license required; ages 7 & younger: $20

Geocaching adventure

Saturday, July 16

$35

Kayak Hope Island

Saturday, July 16

$40

King salmon fishing

Sunday, July 17

$125

Sea kayak self-rescue

Sunday, July 17

$20

After-work climbing

Wednesday, July 20

$15

Horseback riding

Saturday, July 23

$80

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Saturday, July 23

$35

Skydiving

Sunday, July 24

$215

Minimum age: 16

Whitewater rafting

Sunday, July 24

$60

Minimum age: 14; Groups of 20+: $55/person

After-work mountain biking

Wednesday, July 27

$20

Minimum age: 12

Bungee jumping

Saturday, July 30

$125

Minimum weight: 90 lbs

Indoor rock climbing

Saturday, July 30

$15

Ape Cave adventure

Sunday, July 31

$35

Minimum age: 12

Introduction to mountain biking

Sunday, July 31

$30

Minimum age: 12

After-work climbing

Wednesday, Aug. 3

$15

Bottom fishing

Saturday, Aug. 6

$110

High Rock Lookout, Mount Rainier

Saturday, Aug. 6

$30

Pike Place Market Food & Cultural Tour

Saturday, Aug. 6

$40

Hike Mount Rainier’s Paradise

Sunday, Aug. 7

$30

Indoor rock climbing

Sunday, Aug. 7

$15

Ape Cave adventure

Saturday, Aug. 13

$35

Minimum age: 12

Horseback riding

Saturday, Aug. 13

$80

Minimum age: 7

Northwest Trek

Sunday, Aug. 14

$35

Ages 5–12: $30; 4 & younger: $15

Raft the White Salmon River

Sunday, Aug. 14

$95

Minimum age: 10

Check out Russell Landing Marina for your fun summer picnics, boat rentals and more!

Minimum age: 12

Minimum age: 7

Enjoy a sunny summer day out on American Lake at Lewis North! Rent a boat — canoes and kayaks start at just $8 an hour. Motor boats and pontoon boats are also available for hourly and daily rates. Have a waterfront picnic with your family, friends or unit. Reserve a pavilion for an afternoon of fun. Moorage and dry storage slips are available if you own a boat.

Minimum age: 7

Minimum age: 12

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Minimum age: 12

Preregistration is required for all trips; prices and schedule subject to change without notice. Register through WebTrac (visit JBLMmwr.com) or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. We’ll visit FRG meetings or unit functions. Details: 253-967-6263 or JBLMmwr.com

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Whether you explore on two wheels or your own two feet, you’ll have a blast with these adventures Ape Cave adventure Travel to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere. Go deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble and climb over and under volcanic formations Sunday, July 31 or Saturday, Aug. 13. Minimum age: 12. Difficulty: easy. Distance: 3 miles. Elevation gain: 250 feet. ($35)

After-work mountain biking Enjoy an evening of mountain biking through trails at Lewis North Wednesday, July 27. Equipment provided. ($20)

After-work paddle Spend the evening paddling on calm waters close to home Wednesday, July 13. This trip is great for kayakers of all levels. The fee includes all equipment and guide. Minimum age: 12. ($20)

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in fish on a chartered boat trip out of Westport Saturday, Aug. 6. Dress in layers and bring rain gear, lunch and snacks. Fishing gear is provided. ($110)

Crabbing at Westport Travel to the coast to crab in bountiful waters Saturday, July 16. Fee includes transportation, gear and bait. You must provide your own fishing license, lunch for the day and means of transporting the crab. ($30; ages 7 & younger: $20)

Geocaching adventure Check out the high-tech game of hideand-seek known as geocaching. On Saturday, July 16 you’ll learn the basics of a GPS at Lewis North and then spend the rest of the day finding local caches. Trip fee includes instruction, equipment and transportation. ($35)

High Rock lookout, Mount Rainier This could quite possibly be the best view of Mount Rainier! Challenge your-

self on this short-but-steady ascent of 1,400 feet to an old wooden fire lookout atop a massive rock face. Lace up your boots Saturday, Aug. 6 — this one shouldn’t be missed. Minimum age: 7. ($30)

Hike Mount Rainier’s Paradise On this fun hike, the trail leads to Panorama Point via the High Skyline Trail. On clear days, you can see Mount Hood! Join us Sunday, Aug. 7. Difficulty: strenuous. Distance: 5.5 miles. Elevation gain: 1,700 feet. Minimum age: 12. ($30)

Horseback riding Head to Elbe, a town located on the outskirts of Mount Rainier National Park, for a two-hour guided afternoon horseback ride. Bring the entire family along for a memorable horseback ride. Two upcoming dates are Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, Aug. 13. All children ages 7 and older are welcome; no experience is necessary. ($80) More adventures, page 24

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Kayak Hope Island Go for a paddle around Hope Island and explore the island’s beaches and tide pools. You’ll have the chance to see bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish Saturday, July 16. Paddle distance: approximately 6 miles. Difficulty: beginner. Minimum age: 12. ($40)

King salmon fishing Go after the Pacific Northwest’s premier game fish — the king salmon! Come on a chartered salmon fishing trip on the Pacific Sunday, July 17. Dress in layers and bring rain gear, lunch, snacks and water. Transportation and gear are provided. Fishing license is required. ($125)

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Pike Place Market Food & Cultural Tour On this behind-the-scenes adventure, you’ll experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Seattle’s 103-year-old landmark. Meet the lively people of the market and hear their stories Saturday, Aug. 6. See fish fly, cheese being made and the nearby Starbucks’ flagship store. Tour guides are past

and present members of the Pike Place Market community — from Iron Chef winner Tom Douglas to worldfamous fish throwers. Fee includes admission and transportation. ($40)

Raft the White Salmon River Raft down the White Salmon River Sunday, Aug. 14. Experience class III– IV rapids and the legendary 10-foot high Husum Falls (dependent on water levels). Minimum age: 10. ($95)

Sea kayak self-rescue class Learn the techniques of exiting and re-entering your kayak in open water safely and quickly. The class is Sunday, July 17. Minimum age: 12. ($20)

Shop Seattle outlet mall & casino Serious bargain hunters will love spending a day shopping at Seattle Premium Outlet Mall in Marysville. Stores include Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach and Chico’s. Shop till you drop Saturday, July 23 … and if you get tired of shopping, you’ll only be a short walk from the Tulalip Resort Casino. Fee includes round-trip transportation. ($35)

Whitewater rafting Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River, putting in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Spend a hot day in the sun paddling through many exciting class III rapids Sunday, July 24. Gear, wetsuit, paddle shoes, gloves, instruction and transportation are included. Minimum age: 14. No rafting experience is necessary. ($60; groups of 20 or more are just $55 per person) •••••• Have an idea for an adventure trip? The outdoor adventure guides lead private and group outings, too! Set up a trip for your summertime houseguests, friends, unit or Family Readiness Group. For more information, call the Outdoor Recreation Program at 253-967-6263.

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More recreation opportunities with JBLM Sporting clays fun shoot Test your skills at the sporting clays fun shoot Saturday, July 2! The event is at 10:30 a.m. at the Shotgun Shooting Complex at Lewis Main. Registration begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 253-967-7056.

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At 8:32 a.m., Sunday, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, damaging 230 square miles of forest. More than 30 years later, recovery at Mount St. Helens continues — you can see plants and animals living in a forest on a slope of the volcano. The volcano erupted until 1986 and quietly built a lava dome, which is now 920 feet high. The spouse trip to Mount St. Helen’s is Saturday, July 16. Scheduled to leave from the Family Resource Center at 8 a.m., the trip will return at 6 p.m. Register beginning July 5 by calling the FRC at 253-967-9496. Participants must have a valid military ID card. Since this trip is scheduled on a Saturday, child care is not available.

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Congrats to the military teams that competed in the Sound to Narrows!

The top three Super Squads were: • B Co. 2D BSB, 2-2ID(SBCT) • 562 ENG • 63rd ORD (Team 1) Find complete results and results from the first race of the Triple Threat Triathlon Series at JBLMmwr.com.

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ake a swim in American Lake at Lewis North, then dry off with a bike ride and a run through JBLM. Triathletes have two options this year, both of which include a 15-mile bike ride and 3-mile run. The Sprint Triathlon starts with a half-mile swim and

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the Recreational Triathlon begins with a 250-meter swim. The second race of the Triple Threat Triathlon Series is Saturday, July 16. The race begins at 9 a.m. (packet pickup starts at 7:30).

Registration You may register as an individual or as part of a relay team (one racer completes each leg of the race). To guarantee a shirt and avoid a late registration fee, you must register by noon July 12. Register online now via WebTrac at JBLMmwr.com. The fees are: • Active duty, family member and retirees: $10

• Government employees: $25 • Civilians: $50

Awards Medallions will be awarded to the first- through third-place finishers in each category (elite for experienced triathletes, ages groups and relay teams). Additionally, special awards will be given to the top overall individuals in the Elite Category who participate in all three triathlon events. When you register at JBLMmwr.com, check out the complete results from past races. A third race Saturday, Aug. 20 completes this year’s series.

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More get-fit news from JBLM Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Instructional classes Change up your workout routine with a fitness class at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center or McChord Fitness Annex. Classes are free and are available throughout the week. Check out the listings below for a quick glimpse of the courses offered, and for a complete schedule, visit sports and fitness pages at JBLMmwr.com.

• Combat Readiness: Tactical Strength and Conditioning Push your conditioning to the next level with this collegiate-style strength and conditioning program geared to improve your overall strength, power, endurance and agility. This functional program is offered Monday and Wednesday, 8–9 a.m. and by appointment.

• Track and Field class Tired of being the slowest person on your team? Learn how to jump higher, sprint faster and become more agile through speed ladders, hurdles and plyometric boxes. This class is Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Cowan Stadium.

• Pilates Offered at the McChord Fitness Annex, pilates is a series of exercises performed on a mat that strengthen your center while lengthening

your spine, building muscle tone and increasing flexibility. Suitable for all ages and body types, Pilates eliminates excess tension and strain on joints. Try Pilates Mondays at noon or Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Lifeguarding opportunities Looking for a job at JBLM? If you’re at least 16, you can apply to be a lifeguard at installation sports and fitness center pools. For application information, call 253-967-4746/4221 or visit http://acpol. army.mil/employment. If you’re interested in taking a lifeguarding course, call 253-967-5026 or e-mail JBLMimcomDFMWR sports@conus.army.mil for class dates and times.

Gettin’ paid to get fit Work out with the Civilian Fitness Program and receive three hours of administrative leave each week to get in shape at a JBLM sports and fitness center. The next assessment is Tuesday, July 26 at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center at Lewis North. Register and download a program packet online at https://ft.lewis.army.mil. For more information, call 253-967-5122.

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personal finances: • Putting off your bills even for a few days can cause missed or late payments. These small delays can lead to lower credit scores and higher interest rates and fees. • Waiting to build an emergency fund can lead to disaster. Being unprepared when a financial emergency arises adds not only financial stress but

emotional stress to your life. • Not setting clear goals prevents you from reaching them. Goals help you design a path to succeed financially and emotionally. Everyone should have both short-term and long-term goals. • Failing to communicate with your spouse about financial matters can lead to arguments and stress.

Q: How do I start contributing to my Thrift Savings Plan? Where does the money go?

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To start contributing to your TSP account, either download the TSP-U-1 form from tsp.gov or log on to your MyPay account and select “Thrift Savings Plan.” Complete either the paper form or the electronic version to show what percentage of basic pay, incentive pay, special pay or bonus pay you’d like to contribute. (You may also choose the dollar amount that will be deducted from your pay each pay period.) The paper form needs to be submitted to your pay department; if you use the electronic form on MyPay, you submit electronically. Be sure your mailing address is up to date when you open your TSP account. Soon after your account is open, you’ll receive three mailings: a welcome letter, your account number and personal identification number. These mailings will come separately to ensure security. Once you receive your account number and PIN, you’ll need to decide where to invest your contribution. Do this through tsp.gov or call the ThriftLine at 1-TSP-YOU-FRST. If you don’t make a selection for contribution allocations, the funds will be invested in the G Fund (government bonds). Changing your contribution allocation changes all future deposits, not the money you’ve already invested. To move money that’s already in the account, you’ll need to complete an interfund transfer at the website listed above.

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Presented by Army Community Service’s Financial Readiness Program, Grandstaff Library is hosting financial readiness classes once a month from 6:30–7:30 p.m. To enroll, call the Financial Readiness Program at 253-967-7166. • Understanding Money and Credit Wednesday, July 13 • Using Credit Wisely Wednesday, Aug. 17

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Check out what else is in store at JBLM libraries! McChord Library Art Show

The McChord Library is hosting an art show during the Adult Summer Reading Program July 5–19. The theme is “Midsummer Knight’s Read.” To showcase your work in the show, bring it to the library by July 3. For complete registration information, call 253-982-3454.

Create your own video game! Teens, in just four easy lessons at the McChord Library, you could be on the way to creating your very own video game! Lessons are Thursdays in July from 2–4 p.m. Register at giantcampus.com/JBLM.

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• Delaying investing for retirement costs you money. The law of compounding makes time a multiplying force. The earlier you invest in your future, the better off you’ll be at retirement.

Join Dr. Andrew Milton for a discussion on “A Conservative Foreign Policy: Why bureaucrats matter more that Democrats” Wednesday, Aug. 17. The forum is from noon to 1 p.m., so bring your brown bag lunch to enjoy at Grandstaff Library. For more information, call 253-967-5889.

• Seeking assistance when you need it. Most people find it difficult to discuss finances with someone else. However, it’s important to get help from experts when your current strategies aren’t working. All services provided by the Financial Readiness Program are free to service members and their families and are completely confidential when selfreferred. The experts can help you set financial goals, design and stick to a budget, eliminate debt, repair your credit and save for the future. Don’t delay — take control of your finances today! Make an appointment with a Financial Readiness Specialist by calling 253-967-7166. Visit JBLMmwr.com for a complete schedule of upcoming classes.

Recommended reads: titles picked for you by library staffers Fiction titles • Finding Jack by Gareth Crocker (Jane) • Goddess of Fried Okra by Jean Brashear (Marganne)

Other titles • The Invisible Line by Daniel Sharfstein (Non-fiction; Jennie)

• Mindy Frankie by Maeve Binchy (Cindy)

• The One-Week Job Project by Sean Aiken (Non-fiction; Megan)

• Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (Jennie)

• Bossypants by Tina Fey (bio; Megan)

• The Seance by John Hardwood (Maria)

• Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Juvenile fiction; Georgia)

• World’s Greatest Sleuth by Steve Hockensmith (Marty) • Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel (Marty)

• In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap (Juvenile fiction; Maria) Check out the titles above or join the McChord Field Book Club. For details, call 253-982-3454.

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Airman & Family Readiness Bldg. 552 M 253-982-2695 Army Community Service Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-967-7166 Army Emergency Relief Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-967-9852 (For after-hours emergencies, call the Red Cross) 1-877-272-7337 Army Family Action Plan Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave. 253-967-3689 Army Family Covenant Arena Bldg. 2275 Liggett Ave. 253-967-4458 Army Family Team Building Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave. 253-967-2382 Army Volunteer Corps Bldg. 4274 Idaho St. 253-967-2324 Beachwood Child Dev. Ctr Bldg.8300 American LakeAve. Closed for renovations Cascade SAS Bldg. 2402 Bitar Ave. 253-967-6710 Clarkmoor Child Dev. Center Bldg. 2095 Bitar Ave. 253-967-2300 Clarkmoor Hourly Care Center Bldg. 2094 Bitar Ave. 253-966-2490 CYS Parent Central Services Bldg. 2295 12th & Bitar 253-966-CYSS annex location Bldg. 100 M 253-966-CYSS Domestic violence helpline Bldg. 2013 N. 3rd St. 253-966-SAFE DSHS Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave 253-966-9419 Employment Readiness Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave 253-967-3538 Exceptional Family Mbr Prgm Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-967-9704 Family Advocacy Program Bldg. 2013 N. 3rd St. 253-967-6618 Family Child Care Bldg. 2013 N. 3rd St. 253-967-3039 Family Events & Prgms Bldg. 4274 Idaho St. 253-966-7935 Family Resource Center Bldg. 4274 Idaho St. 253-967-9496 M Adventures Unlimited 253-982-2206 Bldg. 739 Hillside Child Dev. Ctr Bldg. 6396 Garcia Blvd. 253-477-3130 Evergreen Inn 253-982-5613 Bldg. 1147 M Immigration & Naturalization Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-966-6338 Leisure Travel Services 253-967-3085 AFC Arena, Bldg. 2275 Information & Referral Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-967-6399 Lodging/Rainier Inn 253-967-2815 Bldg. 2111 N Loan Closet Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-967-3635 Northwest Adventure Center Bldg. 8050 NCO Beach Rd. 253-967-8282 Madigan Child Dev. Center Bldg. 6995 Jackson Ave. Closed for renovations Equipment rental & sales 253-967-8282 M Madigan Infant/Toddler Center Bldg. 6993 Jackson Ave. 253-968-7924 Holiday Park 253-982-5488 Main PostYouth Ctr Teen Zone Bldg. 2295 12th & Bitar 253-967-4441 Outdoor adventures 253-967-6263 M Bldg. 578, 580 253-982-4901/4166 McChord Field Child Dev. Center Scuba diving center 253-967-3405 M 253-982-2203 McChord Field Youth Center Bldg. 3032 Travel camp, cabin rental, storage lot reservations 253-967-7744 Bldg. 3032 M 253-982-2203 McChord Field SAS Paintball reservations 253-912-8000 253-495-8425 Military Family Life Consultants Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave. Rifle & Pistol Range 253-967-9803 Range 15 N Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave. 253-967-9916 Mobilization & Deployment Russell Landing Marina 253-967-2510 American Lake Rd. 253-967-7409 New Parent Support Prgm Bldg. 2013 N. 3rd St. Shoreline Park Beach Road N 253-967-2510 North Fort Child Dev. Center Bldg.8589American LakeAve. N 253-966-8901 Skeet & Trap Range Bldg. 3969 2nd Div. Range Rd. 253-967-7056 North Fort Part-Day Programs Bldg.8587American LakeAve. N 253-966-9715 Sports Admin. Office Bldg. 3236 2nd Div & Handrich 253-967-2604 North Fort Youth Center SAS Bldg.8584American LakeAve. N 253-966-7166 Cowan & Memorial stadiums Bldg. 2170 Bitar Ave. & 12th St. 253-967-2912 Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-968-7199 Outreach Program Intramural sports Bldg. 2170 Bitar Ave. & 12th St. 253-967-4768 Bldg.8197 American Lake Dr. N 253-966-4802 Raindrops & Rainbows Bldg. 2022 Liggett Ave. & Div. Jensen Family Health & Fitness Closed for renovations 253-967-3628 Relocation Readiness Prgm Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall Keeler Sports & Fitness Center Bldg. 9993 Garfield St. Closed for renovations Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall 253-967-7195 School Liaison Office Keeler Sports & Fitness Center Keeler Pool 253-967-6652 253-967-3583 Sexual Assault Prevention/Response Bldg. 2013 N. 3rd St. Bldg. 729 M McChord Fitness Center 253-982-6707 253-966-3539 SKIESUnlimited Youth Academy Bldg. 6398 Garcia Blvd. McChord Fitness Ctr Annex Bldg. 726 M 253-982-6700/2393 Bldg. 2021C Liggett Ave. 253-966-2564/3747 Soldier & Family Asst. Center M Bldg. 736 McChord Pool 253-982-2807 Bldg. 4274 Idaho St. 253-967-7501 Survivor Outreach Services 253-967-5869 McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center Bldg. 2160 Liggett Ave. Bldg. 9037 Gardner Loop 253-968-5656 Warrior Child Dev. Center McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center 253-967-5026 Kimbro Pool Bldg. 2166 Liggett Ave. 253-966-4956 WIC 253-967-7311 Sheridan Sports & Fitness Center Bldg. 3759 Stryker Ave. Bldg. 2295 12th & Bitar 253-967-2405 Youth sports Bldg. 3236 2nd Div. & Handrich 253-967-4771 Soldiers Field House Book Patch Library Bldg. 2109 N. 10th St. 253-967-5533 253-967-5390 Soldiers Field House Pool Soldiers Field House Crittenberger Library Bldg. 3271 2nd Div. Dr 253-967-2824 Bldg. 11596, D St. & 41st Div. N 253-967-1254 Wilson child care 253-967-3525 Financial Readiness Bldg. 2140 Waller Hall Wilson Sports & Fitness Center Bldg. 11596, D St. & 41st Div. N 253-967-7471 Grandstaff Library Bldg. 2109 N. 10th St. 253-967-5889 Facilities are on Lewis Main unless otherwise indicated. N Lewis North M McChord Field M McChord Field Library Bldg. 851 253-982-3454 CallBase for hours and details. For more information up-to-date listings, visit JBLMmwr.com. Joint Lewis-McChord Focus • Julyand 2011 253-964-1209 Arts & Crafts Center Bldg. 5038 Pendleton Ave. 253-967-5001 253-982-6726 Bldg. 1121 M Auto Skills Center Bldg. 4043 inside DuPont Gate 253-967-3728 253-982-7226 Bldg. 1120 M Battle Bean coffee shops AFC Arena, Bldg. 2275 253-964-8837 N 253-282-5522 Lewis North Trailer 253-964-8152 Stone Education Center Bistro at Russell Landing Bldg.8981American LakeAve. N 253-964-2813 BOSS Program 253-967-5636 Bldg. 3168 2nd Division Dr. Bowl Arena & Strike Zone Café Bldg. 2272 Liggett Ave. 253-967-4661 Cascade Community Center Bldg. 2400 Bitar Ave. 253-964-0331 Eagles Pride Golf Course Off I-5, Exit 116 253-967-6522 McChord Catering 253-982-8175 Bldg. 700 M Madigan Café 253-964-4054 Bldg. 9903 Old MAMC McChord Field Club 253-982-5581 Bldg. 700 M Nelson Recreation Center Bldg. 3168 2nd Division Dr. 253-967-2539 Sounders Lanes 253-982-5954 Bldg. 737 M Strike Zone Snack Bar 253-982-5372 Bldg. 737 M Special Events Office 253-967-5776 Bldg. 2013 N. 3rd St. Whispering Firs Golf Course Bldg. 895 M 253-982-4927 American Lake Community Center Bldg.8085 American Lake Ave. N

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