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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

June 2018

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FUN Pages 42–47

Celebrate

Rebuilding through bodybuilding Pages 20–21

FREEDOM FEST Page 7


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FOCUS

IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4 Find your happy place

Director, Family & MWR William E. Harvey

Save with dining specials, enjoy basewide celebrations, liven up your play and grow your creativity.

Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot

ADVENTURES

Editor/writer, layout & design Patti Jeffrey

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Contributors Alisha Bator, Kim Coffey, Jackie Kelly Contributing photographers Alisha Bator, Ursula Buford, Sharon Miller, MWR Staff, Outdoor Recreation Program Staff 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.

Learn about our region’s extraordinary adventures in mountaineering; enroll in hunter education; register for upcoming group trips.

FEATURE 20 Body & mind building Rebecca DeLong overcomes challenges through the discipline of bodybuilding.

SPORTS & FITNESS 22 Get active with us Compete in bodybuilding; enter Freedom Run and intramurals; seeking lifeguards.

YOUTH 26 Quality care is year-round Start your career in child care; what the summer food program offers; enroll in recreational fun.

MILITARY & FAMILY 32 Balancing military and home life Join EFMP baseball fun; how to repay your college loan; get help with transitions; how to avoid injuries.

LIBRARIES

42 Time for summer reading fun Join the summer reading program for prizes, activites and fun events; attend summer movies.

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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.

STAFF SGT. AIRIANA MaGEE works in the Intramural Sports program as an intramural sports coordinator. She’s assigned to the 627th Air Base Group, Force Support Squadron.

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I’m from Livermore, Calif., and have been stationed at JBLM since March 2015 as a Services Airman. My current role in MWR is the Intramural Sports Coordinator. Our office works on all sport leagues offered at JBLM to encourage a healthier and more social lifestyle to active duty Service members, Family members and retirees on the installation. We start by planning our yearly sports calendar and then work on planning, executing and expanding each sport throughout the year. For me, being part of MWR is such an amazing opportunity. In Air Force-led installations, my career field would normally run all fitness opportunities with military personnel, but at JBLM, Air Force personnel only run the McChord Fitness center. We’re moving toward more of the joint base lifestyle. Not only am I given the opportunity to learn job qualifications I will need if I ever PCS, but I’m seeing the MWR way of running things and meeting amazing new co-workers and expanding my network circle. Also having an office on the Lewis Main side of this base, I get to see a lot more of what MWR has to offer. I’ve enjoyed lunch at Bowl Arena Lanes, took advantage of the sauna at Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center, and have even looked into getting Rosetta Stone from Grandstaff Library to work on learning Spanish. MWR has a lot to offer and I’m ready to help out and coordinate more outlets for our community.

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FOCUS Food & Fun

We’ll get you to your happy place with lots of food & drink specials, entertaining events & places to play

Summer drink specials Battle Bean specials refresh you Summer’s never been better with new specials all season at Battle Bean coffee shop at Stone Education Center. Try a new taste to delight your palette, whether you order it hot or chilled: • Lavender-blackberry white mocha. • Lavender latte. • Trail mix mocha (chocolate, hazelnut and a splash of blackberry). Chill out on a warm day with: • Strawberry lemonade. • Passion Palmer (passion fruit tea, lemonade and a splash of coconut). • Also order cool Italian cream sodas!

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Battle Bean is at 6242 Colorado Ave. at Lewis Main. For additional information, call 253-964-8152.

Save with food specials McChord Grill offers new menu Come out for lunch 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and try out the new menu at the McChord Grill! Daily specials are now featured — Meatloaf Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wings Wednesdays, Gyro Thursdays and Fish and Chips Fridays. If you like meaty sandwiches, you’ll love the choices of Philly, chicken or Cajun chicken cheesesteak sandwiches, quarter- or halfpound burgers and cheese burgers, plus


grilled chicken sandwiches. Make your order a combo by adding fries and a drink for $2 more. The menu also features tasty wraps, such as turkey bacon ranch, Thai chicken and the Italian. You’ll still be able to indulge in the salad and soup bar and add sides to your orders. The grill’s inside the McChord Club, located at 700 Barnes Blvd. Call 253-982-5581 for more information.

Order the ‘Hump Challenge’ Challenge yourself and your friends to consume the hefty 6-pound burrito Wednesdays at Habañero Mexican Grill — order between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you can eat it in 45 minutes or less, it’s on the house (a $19.95 value)! Others have already taken the challenge — and won!

Habañero is at Whispering Firs Golf Course, 895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field.

Try kids’ menu & lunch special Bring the kids to Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course — it’s Familyfriendly! Order right-sized meals they’ll like, such as chicken tenders, corn dog, grilled cheese sandwich and all-beef patty sliders, all with fries. Drinks include soda with a refill, juice and milk. Purchase a half-sandwich and salad for yourself in June for $7.95 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Also drop in for happy hour, 3–5 p.m. Sundays–Thursdays for discounts and $1 off Sam Adams draft beer. Sam Adams is just off I-5 at Exit 116. It’s open to the public, so invite your friends along!

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Special events you won’t want to miss Catch UFC action at the Club Watch UFC fights live on big screens at the McChord Pub, inside the McChord Club. Doors open at 4 p.m. and everyone’s welcome; no cover! UFC 225 is Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. Club members get exclusive food deals and prize drawings during the fight. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field. Call 253-982-5581 for more information.

Enjoy After Hours Live special event Everyone’s invited to come out the JBLM Libraries’ After Hours Live event Friday, June 22 at Habañero Mexican Grill at McChord Field starting at 5:30 p.m. Listen to the musical stylings of Matt Beilis, Courtesy photo

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see virtual reality demonstrations and library displays, take part in a wine and canvas class ($15 per student), compete in a Street Fighter gaming tourney with a PS4 grand prize and enjoy food and drinks available for purchase. Matt Beilis has one of the most unique voices you’ll ever hear. Matt’s YouTube channel has more than 33,000 subscribers and millions of streams on Spotify. His videos been recognized by stars such as Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and Ashton Kutcher. Matt has toured nationally supporting artists, such as Secondhand Serenade and Smokey Robinson. After Hours Live is presented by Army Entertainment. Habañero Mexcian Grill is at Whispering Firs Golf Course, 895 Lincoln Blvd. Lional Kam


JBLM’s Freedom Fest Patti Jeffrey

Celebrate two-day Freedom Fest Celebrate Independence Day both Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4 at JBLM’s Freedom Fest! The festivities are at Cowan and Memorial stadiums starting at noon. This year, Tuesday’s open only to JBLM Service members, your Families, military retirees, other valid DOD ID card holders and sponsored guests. Wednesday is open to the general public (and anyone who wants a second day of fun, plus a huge fireworks show at dark). Freedom Fest offers fair food, the annual Classy Chassis car show starting at noon (Tuesday only), carnival rides, games, stage entertainment, Kids’ World magic, games and stage acts, sponsor booth giveaways, roving entertainers and more. The fireworks display will start at 10 p.m. July 4 only. Find the complete schedule of events for both days at JBLMFreedomFest.com.

Enter Classy Chassis car show at Freedom Fest Got a car or truck you’d love to show off and compete for a trophy? Enter it into the Classy

Toby Bartley

Chassis car show Tuesday, July 3 at Memorial Stadium. Preregister by Sunday, June 17 and save on your entry fee. The preregistration cost is $15 per vehicle. The first 200 entrants receive a dash plaque and free goodie bag. The day-ofevent cost is $20 per vehicle. Categories for entry are: • Classic stock (pre-1941; 1941–1969). • Open class (1970–present). • Any year of street rod, muscle car, Mustang, Camaro, Corvette, low rider, custom, truckcustom, truck-stock, import and motorcycle. Compete for first, second or third place, plus People’s Choice and Best of Show trophies; voting ends at 2 p.m. and trophies will be presented at 4:30. Check in at 10 a.m. via the DuPont Gate from I-5 Exit 119; the show begins at noon. On-base access requires the driver to have a valid enhanced state license (according to the Real ID Act) or passport, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. Download your registration form (second page of flier) from JBLMmwr.com/auto. Call 253-967-3728 for more details.

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Liven up your week with play Play at the Warrior Zone Want a place to hang out after work or on weekends? Join in on friendly Warrior Zone competitions each week: • Eight-ball pool and Texas Hold ‘Em Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. • Super Smash Bros. Fridays at 9. • Trading card game night Fridays at 9. • Anime night Saturdays at 8. • PlayStation VR Sundays from 4–10 p.m. Also come in and watch UFC fights, eSports, boxing, movies in the theater, plus pool tourneys, board games, shuffleboard and more. The Warrior Zone is open to ages 18 and older and is on the corner of 17th and D streets at Lewis North. For more information, call 253-477-5756. /JBLMWarriorZone MWR Staff

Patti Jeffrey

Trivia for grown-ups Make Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM your hangout with great food and fun, including major sporting events on big-screen TVs. Bring a friend or two to relax after work — choose from a whole line-up of brews on tap! Be sure to come out Friday nights from 7–9 June 1, 15 and 29 and play to win at Trivia Night. Teams can be up to four people; prizes are awarded to the top two teams of the night. Sam Adams JBLM is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division) at Lewis Main.

Join the mug club & save Join the Mug Club at Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM at Lewis Main. It’s easy: • Buy a mug you like and bring it to the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field to get it personalized with your unit insignia and name. • Hang it in the mug room at Sam Adams to have handy when you order your favorite drinks. • Use your mug on Tuesdays for $1 off any draft! Sam Adams JBLM is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division) and is open Tuesdays–Saturdays, 4–10 p.m. through August. /JBLMSamuelAdamsBrewhouse

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Summer bowling’s fun Kids bowl free this summer! Bowl Arena Lanes and Sounders Lanes are excited to take part in a summer program, “Kids Bowl Free.” Register your children ages 17 and younger for a free bowling pass (two free games of bowling a day) at either Bowl Arena Lanes or Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center. Adults can purchase a Family pass to bowl with your kids for a one-time fee starting at $29.95 per Family, good for the entire summer. Rental shoes are not included. To register, go online to KidsBowlFree.com/ JBLM and fill out the registration form. Your coupon notification will be sent directly to your email to print out and redeem. The program is available to all authorized DOD ID card holders and your sponsored guests. Bowl Arena Lanes is at 2272 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main. Sounders Lanes is located at 737 Jackson Blvd, McChord Field.

Bring everyone to cosmic bowling Every Friday and Saturday evening, bowl three hours of cosmic blacklight bowling at Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center for only $12 per person, including shoe rental. Sounders Lanes is at 737 Jackson Blvd, McChord Field. Call 253-982-5954 for more details.

Sign up for the Bowl Arena Lanes monthly bowling tournament The Bowl Arena Lanes Team No-Tap Saturday tournaments are going strong! Check in at noon and begin play at 12:30. Sign up for the June 9 tourney at the front counter or call 253-967-4661. Next month’s tourney is July 14. Bowl Arena Lanes is at 2272 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main. /JBLMbowling

Patti Jeffrey

Discount tickets for you Purchase all-inclusive Rainiers tickets Like hometown baseball? Want to enjoy games in style? Purchase your Tacoma Rainiers 2018 home-game Summit Club tickets from Lesiure Travel Services! The tickets cost $40 each and include: • All-inclusive beer, wine, soda, water and ballpark snacks. • Box seats in the first 10 rows. • Reserved VIP parking. • Access to Summit Club, Home Plate Porch and Base Camp Grille. Drop by today to pick up your tickets at 2272 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main (inside Bowl Arena Lanes). See hours for LTS (and the annex at McChord Field) at JBLMmwr.com. For more details, call 253-967-3085.

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Grow your creativity Showcase your creative work in annual competition The 2018 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is here! This year’s juried competition is open June 11–Aug. 13. Submit a high-quality digital photo of your best artwork completed within the past year and you could win monetary prizes and recognition from the online gallery. Winners will be notified at the end of summer. You can submit up to three entries per category. Choose from nine categories within each skill level — novice and accomplished. All active duty, Reserve, National Guard, Family members, retirees and DOD civilians (except Arts & Crafts Center employees and their Families) are eligible. To get your entry application and rules, visit ArmyMWR.com/ArtsandCrafts. If you need help, contact the Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field by calling 253-982-6726/6721.

Sign up youth for free Kids’ Kraft Your child can bring home a handmade craft from the Arts & Crafts Center’s free Kids’ Kraft class Friday, June 15 starting at 3:30 p.m. (the class lasts until 5). For class details, call 253-982-6721. Limited seating is available; students must preregister.

New ceramics studio is open! Your Arts & Crafts Center is offering a new “paint-n-go” ceramics studio! Dabble in underglazes and acrylic paints, then leave your item for firing and pick up your finished piece the following week! The studio is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (with clean-up at 4:30). You can reserve the studio for ceramics parties, kids’ craft parties or a friends’ day out by calling ahead. Call 253-982-6726/6718 for more information or come visit us at 1121 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field. “Chambers” by Sharon Miller

Arts & Crafts Center Clip ‘n Save Coupons Tear off these coupons and bring them in during June for great savings!

/JBLMArtsandCrafts

50% off Picture Framing Class

Free Knitting Class

(discount applies to instruction only)

(discount applies to instruction only)

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good June 1–30, 2018.

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good June 1–30, 2018.

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Get in on golf scrambles Friday CG Golf Scrambles are back! Enter as a four-person team or be placed on a team. Scramble shotgun starts are at 1 p.m.: • June 8, Aug. 10 and Oct. 12 at Eagles Pride. • Sept. 7 at Whispering Firs Golf Course. The cost is $35 per person and includes your green fee and cart rental.

Enter Whispering Firs Cup Improve your competitive game by entering the Whispering Firs Cup series Saturdays, June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28, and Aug. 11 and 25. The championship is Sept. 8. You must participate in at least four events to qualify for the championship. Buy-in is $15 plus green fee for the threegross, three-net play per division. For entry details, call 253-982-2124.

Golf for less Take advantage of these June specials: • Fathers receive 25 percent off green fees Sunday, June 17 after 11 a.m. Fathers with a prepaid green fee card receive 50 percent off a power cart rental. • Mondays at Eagles Pride and Wednesdays at Whispering Firs, save with twilight green fees after 11 a.m. • Weekdays until 8 a.m., pay $17 green fees (cannot be used with the JBLM Golf Pass). • A bucket of pro shop range balls, brat or hot dog and beer or soda are only $11 at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs (limit one per day).

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Specials can’t be combined or used for tourneys and outings.

Rainier Cup determines champions Enter the annual Rainier Cup Challenge between Air Force, Army and Navy teams. The team match play competition starts at Eagles Pride Friday, June 22 with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, continues at Whispering Firs Saturday, June 23 with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun, and determines the winners at Gallery Golf Course on Whidbey Island Sunday, June 24 with a 10 a.m. start. The $120 per golfer entry includes the competition, team uniform, tee gifts, range balls, daily KPs, Friday and Saturday meal and Sunday awards banquet. The 36-player teams (with six captain picks) are open to active duty personnel and Family members, Reserves and Family members, National Guard, Coast Guard, DOD civilians and retirees. Each golfer must have a current USGA handicap. Call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124 for qualifier information and entry details.

Enjoy Wine, Nine & Dine event Sign up for a fun evening of wine sampling, nine-hole golf and dinner at Eagles Pride Golf Course Thursday, June 28. Pay $90 per couple for your green fees, cart, dinner and wine sampling (for ages 21 and older). Advance registration is required: call 253-967-6522.


Families can save on golf Introduce your Family to the game of golf while having fun! A Family of four can golf nine holes at either golf course weekends after 2 p.m. for $30, which includes carts, rental clubs, range balls, hot dogs and fountain drinks for four. Youth must be age 15 or younger.

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

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

Two-for-one savings Purchase a two-for-one golf pass at Whispering Firs for $50. The cost includes two rounds of 18-hole golf, a cart and bucket of range balls. The pass is good Mondays–Thursdays; it cannot be combined with outings, tournaments or other golf specials.

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

Did you know? • Both pro shops are having a Father’s Day sale. Save 15 percent on all men’s equipment and apparel June 16–18 (excluding 2018 PING clubs). • Annual green fee cards are for sale at Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses! • Get your game ready for summer with individual golf lessons from our resident pros. • Book a room for your private party, luncheon, special function or reception at either golf course. Call the pro shop for information. • Gift certificates make a great present for grads, Father’s Day, birthdays and retirements!

/WhisperingFirsGolf

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Friday, June 1 6–9 p.m. Club at McChord Field Ballroom Light snacks H Punch H Cake Coffee & Tea H Games H Fun Wear your princess best! $20 per pair H $8 per additional daughter

Reservations & prepayment required; Call 253-982-5581. 700 Barnes Blvd.

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FOCUS Adventures

Readying for the climb of your life Participate in our region’s most extraordinary venture

“Mountaineering will change your life. Some of the most beautiful scenes I have ever witnessed were up there.” – John Dorman

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By Alisha Bator f you’ve been anywhere in Western Washington, you’ve seen some of the giant snow-covered volcanoes jutting from the landscape. There are seven of them in this state, seven volcanoes that stand out above the rest of the Cascades. These peaks are not only a stunning backdrop to our already picturesque home, but they also draw people from all over the world for hiking, camping, climbing and mountaineering. The high altitude conditions beckon adventurers of all kinds, for there are very few feelings that surpass that of conquering your own mind and finding yourself standing on top of the world. Many people see places like Mount Rainier, Mount Baker or Mount Adams and immediately know that they need to stand on top of it at least once someday; others get a taste of the adrenaline, personal conflict, struggle, triumph and every other emotion that comes with the climb and they get hooked. Scott Schissel, mountaineering enthusiast and MWR instructor, says, “I think people tend to go into mountaineering with great intentions and aspirations, only to find out how daunting

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The second morning of a basic mountaineering course, students make their way to rope up and jump off the ledge to practice self-arrests and rescues.

learning the right skills, gathering the appropriate gear and clothing, and finding a partner to endure the hardship of climbing can be. Although at first it can all seem overwhelming, with the right attitude, advice and training, anyone can get an altitude experience.” No matter what your goals are, safety should be your number one priority. Climbing a mountain takes hard work, perseverance, self-awareness and patience. It’s physically demanding to exert energy at altitude — adding a weighted backpack makes it that much more difficult. One must be mentally prepared to push themselves to new limits, limits that you may not have known existed until you got to the edge of that crevasse. Taking time to pay attention to your body and what it’s experiencing could be the difference between

making it to the top and unnecessarily pushing through early symptoms of serious altituderelated illnesses. Be patient with the process, take time to admire the unique scenery and take in all of the senses of this incredible feat. Scott adds, “You should climb for yourself. Never let anyone control your mountaineering destiny. Making the right choice of objectives and knowing that sometimes they might be out of reach is OK. I’ve turned around 50 feet from the top of some very famous peaks — it’s OK. Some of these peaks have been here for thousands and thousands of years. They will be here in our lifetime. Live to climb another day, I say.” So, if your dream is to slowly make your way up a glaciated, snowy peak as the sun dances Continued on next page.

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colors over the mountainscape, to challenge yourself and see how far your body could take you, or just stand in the snowfield at the highest elevation you’ve ever been, then go for it! The expert mountaineering guides at the Outdoor Recreation program are here to help. The mountains in the Pacific Northwest are incredible teaching grounds and foster some of the most technical climbing around. MWR mountaineering instructor John Dorman says, “Mountaineering will change your life. Some of the most beautiful scenes I have ever witnessed were up there. I’ve seen the lip of the sun rising in the east and, as I looked across the sky, it faded through reds, pinks, blues and violets until I saw stars on the western horizon. Simply incredible.” So, if they haven’t convinced you yet, sign up for a basic alpine course next winter to learn about nutrition, gear, self-arrests, team rescues and get all of your questions answered! Then get yourself psyched up for either a climb up one of our famous peaks, or take your skills a step further and venture abroad to South America or Asia for world class experiences with MWR. Email JBLMadventuretrips@gmail.com for more information about ODR’s mountaineering program.

Register now for hunter education If you want to hunt at JBLM and were born after Jan. 1, 1972, enroll now for the annual Hunter Education Course at the Shotgun Shooting Complex at Lewis Main. Class dates are June 18–22, 6–9 p.m.; the class costs $10 per student. Individuals must register online at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website under Hunter Education: Sign-Up Registration. Be sure to read all information and criteria. For more information, call 253-967-7056 or 253-967-7744.

/SeeYouOutsideJBLM Outdoor Recreation Program Staff

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

Date

Cost

Friday, June 8

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, June 9

Olympic coast camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, June 10

Full-moon hike

$50

June 14–16

Bike the San Juan Islands

$695

Saturday, June 16

Smartphone photography

$45

Sunday, June 17

Father’s Day bungee jump

$165

Tuesday, June 19

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, June 21

Paddle-camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Friday, June 22

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, June 23

Whitewater raft Wentachee River

$65

Saturday, June 23

Astrophotography

$85

Saturday, June 30

Moonlight hike

$50

June 30–July 3

San Juan Island kayak

$995

Friday, July 6

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, July 7

Wenatchee River whitewater day

$65

Saturday, July 7

Pedals & Pints

$55

Sunday, July 8

Bungee jumping

$165

Saturday, July 14

Tunnel bike ride

$60

Saturday, July 14

Bioluminescence kayak

$70

Tuesday, July 17

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, July 19

Backpack Washington seminar (NAC)

Free

Friday, July 20

After-work paddle

$45

Saturday, July 21

Cape Flattery hike

$75

Sunday, July 22

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge kayak

$65

Sunday, July 22

Whale watching

$180

Friday, July 27

Full-moon paddle

$45

Saturday, July 28

Skykomish River paddleboard

$65

Saturday, July 28

Full-moon hike

$50

Trip destinations and costs subject to change. Preregistration required.

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FOCUS Feature

Rebuilding through bodybuilding

“I’ve been through challenges before, and I wanted to prove to myself that situations don’t have to control me.” 20

By Patti Jeffrey ebecca Delong was faced with a choice of how to live the rest of her life after she was hit by a drunk driver. She sustained multiple injuries in her neck, back, hips and knee, plus was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Worse, her doctor told her she might not be able to walk or function the same as before. “I’ve been through challenges before, and I wanted to prove to myself that situations don’t have to control me,” she says. From the moment she heard she might not be the same, Rebecca set out to be better than before — to train her body and mind to be strong and sharp. Rebecca chose bodybuilding to help her gain more than she had lost, to rehabilitate and rebalance the use of her muscles and to help her mindset stay positive and focused. “Bodybuilding is really big in Spokane, where I grew up,” she says. “I got interested in it after I became friends with a bodybuilder I met at a pageant I was competing in. We planned

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to enter a bodybuilding show together.” Tragically, her friend passed away unexpectedly, but Rebecca continued to train in bodybuilding even after she relocated to the Pacific Northwest. When she heard about the 2018 JBLM Bodybuilding Championship (details on next page), Rebecca knew this was her chance to demonstrate to others what she had been proving to herself — that people who go through tragedies and setbacks don’t need to succumb to them. “I hope to inspire others like myself by being onstage,” says Rebecca. “I’ve come a long way and have even been thinking about starting an online community called Avenge Fitness,” she says. “I want to mentor others how to rehab through physical

fitness and meal plans and to build a community who shares their successes and supports each other.” Rebecca is in training for the bikini portion of the bodybuilding program. Three other people, all bodybuilders and one a certified personal trainer, help shape her workouts. “My goals right now are keeping my mindset in the present and setting goals for the week ahead. I’m staying on top of my nutrition and am at the gym as much as possible,” she says. Rebecca’s advice to other bodybuilders who want to enter their first competition? “Stay focused and don’t give up when challenges come. Start working out, observe others and talk to them. Be open to learning and don’t let negativity overpower your goals.”

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FOCUS Sports & Fitness

Get active with races, open league sports & fitness classes Compete in the world of bodybuilding Enter Bodybuilding Championship Are you into competitive bodybuilding? Enter the 2018 JBLM Bodybuilding Championship Saturday, Aug. 11 at Nelson Recreation Center! Individuals need to register for the competition by Friday, July 27. DOD ID card holders pay a $25 entry fee for all classes; non-DOD ID card holders pay $35. Categories are: • Women — bikini, figure and women’s physique.

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• Men — bodybuilding, physique and classic physique. Weight classes are: • Women — lightweight (up to 125 pounds), middleweight (125–140 pounds), heavyweight (over 140 pounds). • Men — lightweight (under 165.25 pounds), middleweight (165.25–187.25 pounds), heavyweight (over 187.25 pounds). Registration is open to the public; entry forms are available online by following the link at JBLMmwr.com/fitness. Questions? For more information, call 253-967-5776.


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Freedom Run honors all who serve Register for Freedom Run Enter JBLM’s 2018 Freedom Run Saturday, July 21, honoring all those who have served. Wear red, white and blue; active duty personnel are welcome to wear uniforms. Sign the banner to display whom you’re running for, whether they’re currently serving or have served in the past. A display of flags will line the finishing stretch in honor of those whom we have lost in the line of service.

The race is at the MWR Fest Tent, located at 2200 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main — choose from 10-mile, 5K and 1K run options during registration. Active duty Service members may compete for the JBLM Army Ten-Miler; race times will be recorded. Race bib pick-up is 5–7 a.m. The 10-miler starts at 7, the 1K at 7:15 and the 5K at 7:30. Register online by Monday, July 9 at 11:59 p.m. to guarantee your race T-shirt size and the lowest fees. DOD ID card holders pay $25 for the 10-miler, $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1K. Continued on next page.

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All others pay $35 for the 10-miler, $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K. Late registration ends Wednesday, July 18 at 11:59 p.m. with no T-shirt guarantee. The entry fee for DOD ID card holders is $30 for the 10-miler, $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K. All others pay $40 for the 10-miler, $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K. Day-of-race registration is available (without a race T-shirt). Add $5 to the late registration fee per category for on-site registration. Race and registration details can be found at JBLMmwr.com/races. Questions? Call Soldiers Field House at 253-967-4771.

Summer intramurals Play open league basketball Attend the JBLM open league basketball coaches meeting Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. at Soldiers Field House, 3236 2nd Division at Handrich at Lewis Main. The season begins June 16, 1 p.m. at Soldiers Field House; the league tournament is July 21–22. The cost to register is $300 per team (teams have five league games and one playoff guaranteed). Players without teams should attend the meeting for team placement. The league is open to JBLM community ID card holders ages 18 and older. Call 253-967-4771 or visit JBLMmwr.com/ intramural for more information.

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Compete in open league volleyball JBLM’s open league volleyball season starts Saturday, June 16; the league tournament is Saturday, July 21. All JBLM ID cardholders ages 18 and older are welcome to apply. Attend the informational meeting Saturday, June 2 at noon at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center, 11596 D St. (at 41st Division) at Lewis North. The cost to register is $300 per team (teams are guaranteed five league matches and one playoff). Players without teams are encouraged to attend the informational meeting for placement. Questions? Call 253-967-7311 or visit JBLMmwr.com/intramural.

Now hiring lifeguards Attend the Aquatics Lifeguard Fairs JBLM is hiring lifeguards, lead lifeguards and water safety instructors for our active summer season! Attend the JBLM Aquatics Lifeguard Fair Friday, June 1, 3:30–6 p.m. or Friday, July 13, 1–3:30 p.m. at Soldiers Field House Pool. Bring your résumé, copy of your certifications, swim gear and a towel for a pretest. CPAC will be on-site with tentative job offers for qualified candidates. Pay range is $13.50– $16 per hour for job positions. Soldiers Field House Pool is located at 3236 2nd Division and Handrich, Lewis Main. Questions should be directed to Kimbro Pool at 253-967-5026 weekdays.


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

athletic complex. Find your groove this month with a variety of workouts shown below! Check out updates on classes at fb.com/JBLMSportsFitnessAquatics.

Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center

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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:45 a.m.

9 a.m.

Step Circuit

Cardio Circuit

COMMIT Dance Fitness*

Cardio Circuit

Indoor Cycling

10 a.m.

MixxedFit

Yoga*

Indoor Cycling

Yoga*

Yoga

11:30 a.m.

Zumba*

Zumba

Zumba

Zumba Toning*

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

Saturday

Connected Warrior Yoga*

Cardio Circuit

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga

Zumba*

Zumba*

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

Time

Monday

7–7:45 a.m.

Bootcamp

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Noon–1 p.m.

Friday

Bootcamp

Cycling Circuit

Bootcamp

TRX

4:45–5:45

MixxedFit

Indoor Cycling

Kickboxing

Zumba

Indoor Cycling*

5:45–6:45

Yoga

Core & More

MixxedFit

Core & More

Mixxed Fit

Saturday

Wilson Sports & Fitness Center

11596 D St. & 41st Division, Lewis Nroth • 253-967-7471 Time 6:30–7:30 a.m.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Indoor Cycling

10:15–11:15

Zumba

11:15–12:15

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

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

Earn money at home as a Family Child Care provider Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base at JBLM, become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and their Families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free resources for your business. Learn about FCC at the Tuesday, June 26 orientation, 6–8 p.m. at the FCC office (no children at the orientation due to space/discussion topics). Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. July 16–17, 19–20, 23–24 and 26. All classes are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is at 2013B 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-967-3039.

Apply to work for CYS JBLM NAF Human Resources Office is sponsoring a Child & Youth Services Recruitment Fair Tuesday, June 26 at Eagles Pride Golf Course. CYS is recruiting for the position of Child & Youth Program Assistant (for child development centers, school-age care and before-and-after-school care and camps) with full-time, part-time and flex positions. Continued on page 29.

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From 8–10 a.m., CPAC receives applications and résumés. From 9:45 a.m.–3 p.m., CYS facility managers conduct initial interviews. NAF HR may extend tentative job offers. Interested applicants need to bring their Social Security card, birth certificate and/or passport, phone numbers for four references and submit two copies of paper applications at the event. Download DA Form 3433 from JBLMmwr.com on the Community Update page. Qualification requirements are that you must be at least 18 years old, able to lift 40 pounds, possess a high school diploma, are able to communicate (verbal and written) in English and favorable completion of pre-employment and background checks. Hourly rates of pay based on qualifications: Entry $12.66, Skill $13.82, Target $15.51.

Summer food program Available at a CYS center near you Through the Summer Food Service Program, free meals are available June 18– Aug. 28 for children ages 18 and younger who are registered and enrolled in school-age or middle school and teen summer programming. Children who are members of Washington Basic Food households, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance units or households receiving Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program sites (enrolled summer programs or residential summer camps). Other children are eligible on a Family-income basis. Visit fb.com/JBLMcys for more eligibility details.

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Enroll in recreational fun with CYS Come join the team Join in the fun of summer 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 information, call Parent Central Services at 253-966-2977. For the Youth Sports office, call 253-967-2405.

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 2295 S. 12th St. at Lewis Main. The office is open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays. Questions? Call 253-967-2405.

Get in on our new summer cycling adventures! We’ll go neighborhood and distance riding for fun — parents are welcome to join us! Register by Tuesday, June 12 at JBLMcysRegistration.com.

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

Summer sports leagues League Sports

Registration

Ages

Cost

Parent Meeting

Practices Begin

Games End

Special Olympics Golf

Through June 7

8–18

$50

Monday, June 11

Tuesday, June 12

Friday, July 31

Outdoor Cycling Adventures

Through June 12

8–15

$40

Wednesday, June 13

Wednesday, June 13

Friday, Aug. 10

Speed & Agility Athletic Academy

Through June 12

9–18

$40

Wednesday, June 13

Thursday, June 14

Thursday, Aug. 9

Special Olympics Softball

Through June 14

8–18

$50

Monday, June 18

Tuesday, June 19

Friday, July 31

Bumblebee Soccer

Through July 31

3–4

$25

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5 & 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 20

Saturday, Oct. 13

Fall Soccer

Through July 31

5–15

$55

Thursday, Aug. 16, 5 & 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 20

Saturday, Oct. 20

Summer sports camps & activities Camps

Registration

Age

Cost

Starts

Time/Location

Start Smart Camp

Through June 13

3–4

$20

June 18–21

10–11 a.m., CYS Sports

Volleyball Camp

Through June 20

9–18

$40

June 25–28

10–11:30 a.m., CYS Sports

The First Tee Golf Camp 1

Through June 21

7–18

$40

Tuesdays starting June 26 for eight weeks

2–3:30 p.m., Eagles Pride Golf Course

The First Tee Golf Camp 2

Through June 26

7–18

$40

Thursdays starting June 28 for eight weeks

2–3:30 p.m., Whispering Firs Golf Course

Lil’ Drivers Golf Camp 3

Through June 26

5–6

$20

Thursdays starting June 28 for eight weeks

2–3 p.m., Eagles Pride Golf Course

Seahawks Gatorade Football Camp

seahawks.com/ community/ football

7–14

Free

Thursday, July 12

Noon–2 p.m., Lewis North Athletic Center

Tennis Camp

Through July 6

7–15

$40

July 23–26

10–11 a.m., CYS Sports

Sumner Basketball Camp

Through July 10 (Pick up registration form at CYS Sports)

7–15

Free

Friday, July 13

10 a.m.–1 p.m., CYS Sports

Parent Caddy Golf Jam

Through Aug. 20

5–18

$20 for youth

Wednesday, Aug. 22

9:30 a.m., Eagles Pride Golf Course

British Soccer Camp

challenger sports. com

3–16

Costs online

July 16–20 at Lewis Main; Aug. 13–17 at McChord Field

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DPFR helps balance your military & Family life Join EFMP for baseball fun Enjoy baseball in Cheney Stadium suite

Questions on classes and briefings? Call 253-967-7166 or visit JBLMafcs.check appointments.com.

EFMP Families, come join us in the USO Heroes Suite at Cheny Stadium! Watch the Tacoma Rainiers play the Fresno Grizzlies on home field Thursday, June 28 at 7:05 p.m. Tacoma Rainiers is a Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The suite offers complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Registration opens Thursday, June 14 at efmp-tacoma-rainiers-june.eventbrite.com. The next EFMP game night is Sunday, July 15 at 1:35 p.m. Registration opens Tuesday, July 3 at efmp-tacoma-rainiers-july.eventbrite.com.

For more details, call the phone number listed or “like� us on Facebook.

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Are you a Service member who needs to repay a student loan?

Here’s how.

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By Kim Coffey DBA, AFC®, Financial Readiness Specialist here are two main types of student loans — federal and private. When students drop below half-time enrollment, graduate or leave school, they’ll have a six-month grace period before they’re required to make payments or the loans will go into default. If you need to repay a school loan, there are options to consider and steps to help you fill out the required paperwork. After the grace period, options are to make regular payments, set up income-based payments or to do a forbearance. Private student loans are considered to be in default after 120 days of nonpayment, and there are few options available to avoid default. Federal student loans define default after 270 days of nonpayment. Options available are loan rehabilitation, loan consolidation and repayment in full. The Public Servant Loan Forgiveness is also available for Service members, government employees and tax-exempt and nonprofit agencies. Through the PSLF, students who work in these agencies will have the ending balance forgiven after making 120 (10 years) nonconsecutive payments. Steps for the PSLF are as follows: 1. Go to the Federal Student Loans website at studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. 2. Complete a Consolidation Loan Application and Promissory Note (this will consolidate all federal student loans and place both subsidized and unsubsidized loans in the PSLF). 3. Apply for an Income-Driven Repayment Plan (embedded in the consolidation application; however, students must re-apply annually after federal taxes are filed). 4. If you’re married, your spouse will have to co-sign the Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request. 5. Apply for the PSLF using the Employment Certification Form (go to Access Repayment Forms). 6. Mail or fax the PSLF Employment Certification Form to the loan servicer. This form must also be submitted annually. For further assistance, make an appointment with a Financial Readiness Specialist at JBLMfrp.checkappointments.com or call 253-967-1453.

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FOCUS tip of the month Call us to help with transitions Welcome to June! It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year! June’s a time of transition for many military Families — kids out of school, possible PCS and summer schedule changes, and it can be a lot to manage without a plan. At the FOCUS program, we specialize in helping Families just like yours to prepare for

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successful transitions. Contact our office for more information on how you can help your Family succeed while having a great summer. Don’t just get by, get stronger! FOCUS is at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. For more info, call 253-966-6390 or email JBLM@focusproject. org. Also visit focusproject.org or fb.com/FOCUSresiliencytraining.


EAP tip of the month June is National Safety Month Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages — and they’re the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1–44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, the JBLM Employee Assistance Program office is providing information to community members on how to help reduce the risk of injuries. We encourage you to learn more about the following important safety issues: • Prescription painkiller abuse: Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose — more than four times as many as were reported in 1999. You’ll find more information about this topic and locations where medications can be safely disposed of by visiting TakeBackYourMeds.org. • Transportation safety: Doing other activities while driving — such as texting or eating — distracts you and increases the chance of crashing. Almost one in five crashes (17 percent) that injured someone involved distracted driving. Review RCW 46.61.673: Dangerously distracted driving – Access Washington to learn more about Washington

state’s distracting driving laws at https://goo.gl/w77D7q. • Slips, trips and falls: One in four older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems. Some factors that may lead to falls for older adults are balance and gait challenges, vision problems, reactions to medications, lack of modifications in living environment and chronic conditions that increase risk of falling as a result in loss of function, inactivity, pain and depression. To obtain more information and safety tips on how to avoid falls, slips and trips in older adults, visit https://goo.gl/qRn5FX. You can make a difference by finding out ways to help reduce the risk of these safety issues. For more information on this topic and more, contact JBLM EAP at 253-732-2214 or visit our office at 2008B N. 3rd (at Pendleton Avenue), Room 114.

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

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

Event

Date

For details

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3633

Ready to Rent

Mondays

253-967-1453

SSA Disability Brief

Mondays

253-966-8433

Vocational Rehab & Employment

Mondays

253-966-8433

GoArmyEd Portal 101 class

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays

253-967-7295

Accessing Higher Education Workshop

Mondays, Thursdays

253-967-3258

My Army Benefits Briefing

Tuesdays

253-966-8433

SHARP Annual Training: Face to Face (Policy and Procedures)

Tuesdays

253-967-2072

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

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

WDVA State Veterans’ Benefits Brief

Wednesdays

253-966-8433

Local College Field Trip

Wednesdays

253-967-3258

Mom to Mom, and Dads Too! (6 weeks–6 months)

Fridays

253-967-5901

Everyone Ready Management Training

Tuesday, June 19

253-967-2324

Funds Custodian Training (Evening)

Tuesday, June 19

253-967-8430

Home-Buying Basics

Tuesday, June 19

253-967-1453

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, June 19

253-967-3633, 253-982-2695

Financially Fit

Wednesday, June 20

253-967-1453

Rest & Renew

Wednesday, June 20

253-966-8433

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, June 21

253-967-3633

Résumé 101

Thursday, June 21

253-477-9675

Retirement Planning

Thursday, June 21

253-967-1453

Let’s Cook!

Monday, June 25

253-966-8433

Pre-Deployment Workshops

Monday, June 25

253-967-8430

Defense Installation Messaging System Training

Tuesday, June 26

253-982-2695

Five Love Languages for Teens

Wednesday, June 27

253-967-5901

Smooth Move Workshop (All)

Wednesday, June 27

253-982-2695

EFMP Game Night, Tacoma Rainiers

Thursday, June 28

253-967-7166

Overseas Briefing — Smooth Move Workshop

Thursday, June 28

253-982-2695

Adult Coloring Group

Tuesday, July 3

253-967-5901

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Event

Date

For details

Unit INTRO Managers’ Training

Tuesday, July 3

253-982-2695

Electronic-Sponsorship Application & Training Next Step

Thursday, July 5

253-982-2695

Survivors and Families

Friday, July 6

253-966-5047

Grow! Parenting for 5–10 year olds

July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23

253-967-5901

Alaska Briefing

Monday, July 9

253-967-3633

Let’s Cook!

Monday, July 9

253-966-8433

Reintegration (Reunion) for Family members

Monday, July 9

253-967-8430

24/7 Dad

July 10, 17

253-967-5901

ACT Women

July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 Aug. 2

253-967-5901

Scream-Free Marriage

July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

253-967-5901

Understanding Money and Credit

Tuesday, July 10

253-967-1453

Care Team Training (evening)

Tuesday, July 10

253-967-8430

Checking Account Maintenance Refresher

Wednesday, July 11

253-967-1453

FRG for Command Team

Wednesday, July 11

253-967-8430

Understanding AER Policies and Procedures

Wednesday, July 11

253-967-1453

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, July 12

253-477-9675

Financially Fit

Thursday, July 12

253-967-1453

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, July 12

253-967-3633

Supervisor Training

Thursday, July 12

253-732-2214

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Workshop

Thursday, July 12

253-982-2695

Funds Custodian Training (daytime)

Friday, July 13

253-967-8430

International Spouse Cooking Demonstration (ISO)

Friday, July 13

253-967-3633

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

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FOCUS Libraries

Summer’s limitless for reading fun Summer reading program takes you everywhere

McChord Library is at 851 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field; 253-982-3454. Grandstaff Library is at 2109 N. 10th (on Pendleton Avenue), Lewis Main; 253-967-5889. Book Patch Library is located inside Grandstaff; 253-967-5533. All activities are free with no need to register unless otherwise noted.

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Take advantage of the free summer reading program at your JBLM libraries — one of the best ways to keep your children’s reading skills in top form while having a blast. In fact, reading benefits everyone — toddlers who are read to by caretakers, grandparents enjoying books with their grandkiddos and even kids reading to their pets! This year, “Reading Takes You Everywhere” June 19–Aug. 3. All ages are welcome to register beginning Monday, June 18. Earn prizes for every 10 hours of reading, take part in weekly events for prereaders to adults and be invited to the finale event after 30 hours of reading is completed. When you sign up, you’ll receive a program packet. Complete your reading logs and turn them in for prizes at the library where you registered. The coordinated schedule at JBLM libraries includes: • Free activities and events at McChord Library Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for kids and 3 p.m. for teens. At Book Patch Library, events are Thursdays at 4 p.m. • Storytimes at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays at McChord, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Book Patch. • New this year — adults are invited to join us on our SRP Reading Road Trip across the United States! The goal of this adult-only game is to “travel” around the United States “visiting” states that have been assigned a genre, author or subject. Each state worth 1–2 Travel Points, which earn readers Travel Tickets in our drawing for prizes. Travel Tickets can be entered into the drawings until Friday, Aug. 3.

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There is nothing more personal than your health. With US Family Health Plan, a TRICARE Prime® option, you choose a civilian primary care doctor who works with you— and for you—to achieve your best health. If you are an active duty dependent or a retiree you are eligible. • Free for active duty family members • The same cost as TRICARE Prime for retirees

Call (866) 750-1658 or go to USFHPbenefits.org to learn more. TRICARE is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense. Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved.

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Special summer reading program events at McChord Library At McChord library, kids will enjoy these events Tuesdays at 1 p.m.: Date

Event

June 26

Lord of the microphone, czar of sound, Charlie the Noise Guy teaches kids to read out, loudly!

July 3

Come and meet friendly alligators, snakes and lizards. Presented by a Reptile Isle zoologist who specializes in exotic reptiles.

July 10

Let’s go camping with the Outdoor Recreation program by exploring the woods and enjoying outdoor crafts.

July 17

Learn what it must have been like for Lewis and Clark and the earliest settlers with staff from the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.

July 24

Hands On Children’s Museum of Olympia presents Super Cool Liquid Nitrogen! Learn the super-cool characteristics of liquid nitrogen as Dr. Science smashes pennies, deflates a balloon and makes ice cream in less than 30 seconds.

July 31

McChord Rocks! Paint your own rock with the Arts and Crafts Center.

Teens can attend their own events at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at McChord Library: Date

Event

June 26

K’Nex Bridges and Vehicles. Team up with your friends to create a vehicle and bridge to support it with K’Nex.

July 3

Create an object in Tinkercad that you can print on a 3D printer.

July 10

We’ll be traveling to distant lands through the magic of film and green screen technology as we make a fun travel commercial.

July 17

Experience the fun of our new design studio by learning how to create buttons and keychains on our new button maker, plus create an object with the 3Doodler.

July 24

Do you have what it takes to be a champion in the fast-paced Minute to Win It game?

July 31

Escape the Room Distant Worlds Edition. Can you and your team escape the room in time?

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Special summer reading program events at Book Patch Library All ages will enjoy Book Patch Library’s events Thursdays: Date

Event

June 28, 4–5:30 p.m.

Sit down and smile for caricaturist Patrick Ward and watch his pencil dazzle and delight. There’s also a special surprise guest!

July 5, 4–5:30 p.m.

Time to get up-close and personal with Roving Reptiles for entertainment and education for the entire Family.

July 12, 4–5 p.m.

One of the Pacific Northwest’s best magicians, Jeff Evans will dazzle and amaze you.

July 19, 4–5:30 p.m.

See Ropeworks with world champion Rene Bibaud, former ESPN commentator for the sport of jumping rope and coach of the renowned Cirque Du Soleil.

July 26, 4–5 p.m.

Payne’s Magykes will wow you in the medieval style of Harry Potter, featuring many tricks you won’t see anywhere else.

Aug. 2, 4–5 p.m.

Henrick Bothe acrobatic comedian walks on ladders, spins ropes, juggles without hands, manipulates fancy hats and rides a unicycle.

Remember, any type of reading counts on your reading logs. You can read magazines, textbooks, work-related courses, novels, menus, children’s books and more. It even

counts when you read aloud to others or have others read to you. So, sign up the Family and start your travels into summer!

New at your JBLM libraries Summer used books sale

New patron orientation

Come out for JBLM libraries’ used book sales this summer with books for adults, kids and teens, as well as DVDs, music CDs and more. Buy one, get one free — most items are priced at $2 or less. Find great titles to add to your home library! McChord’s used book sale is June 14–15, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Grandstaff’s sale is June 20–21, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Did you know your JBLM libraries are so much more than just books? From movies, video games and e-resources to engaging classes and events, your libraries offer something for everyone! Come learn about all of the new and exciting resources and programs that JBLM libraries provide — including all of our online resources, computer labs and equipment and new makerspaces. You’ll also tour the library with one of our knowledgeable staff members and be registered as a patron. This event will be held every third Thursday at McChord Library and every fourth Thursday at Grandstaff Library (except July) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This month, the orientation is June 14 at McChord Library and June 21 at Grandstaff Library.

Join Summer Theater Thursdays In need of some Family-friendly entertainment this summer? McChord Library is hosting a movie every Thursday afternoon June 21–Aug. 2! Showtime is at 3:30 p.m. We’ll even provide fresh popcorn! Movies change every week, so be sure to stop by the checkout desk or call to see what movie will be featured.

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Events list Find an event that interests you Whether you’re closer to McChord Field or Lewis Main, you’ll find plenty to interest you and your Family at your JBLM library. We’ve planned activities for many ages and interests! Find details for all these events and more at JBLMmwr.com/libraries under the Calendar of Events. Event

Date/Time

Library

Lego Club

Friday, June 1, 4 p.m.

McChord Library

Steam MakerSpace

Friday, June 1, 6–7:30 p.m.

Grandstaff Library

Teen Book Club

Wednesday, June 6, 4:30 p.m.

McChord Library

Lego Club

Friday, June 8, 4–6 p.m.

Grandstaff Library

Toddler Time

Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.

Book Patch Library

Novel Navigators Adult Book Club

Wednesday, June 13, 4:30 p.m.

McChord Library

Be Your Own You Teen Girls Club

Friday, June 15, 6 p.m.

Book Patch Library

Sensory Storytime

Wednesday, June 20, 1 p.m.

Book Patch Library

Kids Book Club

Wednesday, June 20, 4 p.m.

McChord Library

Dream in Steam Club

Friday, June 22, 4–6 p.m.

McChord Library

Microsoft Military Program information session

Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m.–noon & 12:30–1:30 p.m.

McChord & Grandstaff libraries

Find event details at /JBLMlibrary

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June 2018 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & MWR events and activities for June 2018

June 2018 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Family & MWR events and activities for June 2018