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FOCUS WE DARE YOU TO TAKE A WALK IN THE DARK! Page 10 Find Harvest Fest & Halloween fun for the kiddos Page 18

THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING! SEE PAGE 12 FOR DETAILS.

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CONTENTS

6 Sports, food & fun go together See where the best sports viewing is at JBLM and invite your friends to hang out.

feature 10 We dare you to take a walk in the dark Want maximum thrills and chills? Attend the Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park.

sports, fitness & aquatics

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12 The zombies are coming! Dodge attacking zombies at the 5K Zombie Apocalypse Run/Walk and 1K youth dash.

outdoor recreation 14 Get the best out of autumn Learn how to find the best spots to enjoy and photograph fall foliage.

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bonus feature 18 Spooky fun for kids Get the maximum wear out of your child’s costume at a number of kids’ events.

youth

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20 Fall into autumn fun There’s lots to do and learn with CYS and SKIESUnlimited this month.

military & Family readiness 26 You’re in charge! Take control of your future by making great choices right now — learn how with AFCS.

libraries 32 Read to discover your world Join the conversation at new book clubs for every age group; enjoy free events at your libraries.

14 Photos: Sam Adams staff (8), Kaweka Stoney (12), Tiffany Jones (18), Scott Hansen (20)

FROM THE COVER Spook-tacular fun’s ahead

Cover photo by Lional Kam

We love October with all its festivities, parties and outings! Read about Halloween events for all ages throughout this issue, starting on page 9 with a free Halloween Kids’ Kraft at your Arts & Crafts Center.

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Halloween and Harvest Fest are big around here — join the fun & festivities!

FOCUS JBLM Family & MWR

We like parties of all kinds when it comes to celebrating October. We don’t need much reason to have a party, but football’s a great reason to get together at Sam Adams, the Warrior Zone and McChord Pub. See pages 6 and 16 to find out more. Speaking of parties, there’s something for everyone for Halloween, whether you love to scream or are looking for Family-friendly fun. Read all about what’s happening in our exclusive double features on pages 10–13 and 18. There’s nothing like the Pacific Northwest in October to see spectacular fall colors. Learn some tips from the experts in outdoor recreation on the best places to admire the leaves, plus how to take awesome photos to share with your friends — it’s all on pages 14–15. October’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Turn to page 27 to learn how you can join Armed Forces Community Service to take a stand against abuse and help someone you might know. Like what you see or have suggestions for improvements? Take a few minutes to share your experiences with us at ice.disa.mil. Customer feedback helps us keep improving our services and programs for the JBLM community.

William E. Harvey Director, Family & MWR at JBLM

Director, Family & MWR Marketing director Editor/writer

William E. Harvey

Kimberly Rowe

Patti Jeffrey

Layout & design Emiliano Hernandez, Patti Jeffrey Contributors Jackie Kelly, Kaweka Stoney Contributing photographers Emiliano Hernandez, JBLM PAO, Lional Kam, MWR Marketing staff, Kaweka Stoney For commercial sponsorship or advertising inquiries, off-base businesses, call Angela Frasier at 253-966-2256. Submissions are welcome but may be edited for accuracy, clarity and style. Photo submissions, accompanied by a release from the photographer and the Family/individual are also accepted. Send full-resolution (1–4 MB) jpgs to kimberly@JBLMmwr.com. The editor reserves the right to use photos for any future Focus publication in print and online without restrictions. Photos may be resized for magazine formats. Photographer will be given credit. The JBLM “FOCUS” is an unofficial monthly information source. Activities described herein, which are open to authorized patrons and, where applicable, guests, are subject to change; contact the activity for confirmation. Opinions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent Family & MWR, Joint Base Lewis-McChord or any U.S. government entity. The use of a commercial sponsor logo or mention of a commercial sponsor or other organization does not constitute U.S. government endorsement. Visit us at JBLMmwr.com or fb.com/JBLMFamilyMWR.

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866-418-7346 USFHPnw.org

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Sam Adams delivers the goods Sam Adams’ fall hours (see page 8) wrap around delivering you the best sports viewing combined with bar games and specials, the way you like them! Here’s what’s new this month: • Sundays, get in on football bingo during afternoon and evening games, with prizes for winners. Order the 12th Fan special — burger with fries and a Sam Adams draft pint for $12. Also in play is the dice game — each new quarter, dice are rolled for a discounted drink special. • Come on in for Monday Night Madness! Get six wings for $5 during the Monday night football, half-off flatbread orders, $2 off Sam Adams pitchers and $1 off Sam Adams pints (not available for events in the conference room). • Thursdays, each new quarter during the game, dice are rolled for a discounted drink. • Play to win Friday night trivia games Oct. 6, 20 and 27. Sam Adams is at 2400 Bitar Ave. and Division at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-964-2012 or visit JBLMmwr.com/samueladams.

The Warrior Zone treats you right Not only do football fans get hungry, but the same goes for basketball, college sports and UFC fans! Lucky for you, the Warrior Zone has lots of specials: • Celebrate Sunday mornings and NFL from 9:30 a.m.–noon with a chicken and waffles combo for $5.50 or grits and bacon or sausage for $3.50. • Order a variety of UFC Fight Night specials on the patio at 6:30 p.m. • From 5–7 p.m. weekdays during happy hour, get $1 off bottled and draft pint beer and $2 off a pitcher of beer. Also try seasonal beers! • You’ll need appetizers to go with your drinks — try chicken tenders and fries for $6.50, and a large pretzel topped with cheese for $3. • Coffee lovers, order a pumpkin spice latte or fraps, brewed with JBLM’s own Battle Bean brand. • Take the chill of early morning or evening off with beef stew and a roll for $5 a cup.

Sundays are special Sundays at Sounders Lanes and Bowl Arena Lanes, rent a lane for one-and-ahalf hours of bowling, four shoe rentals and a $15 food voucher for the Strike Zone — all for $43 (a $53 value). The offer’s good for up to six bowlers per

Other lunch and dinner specials include an enchilada chicken pizza for $8.25 and

lane (additional shoe rentals are $2.75

teriyaki steak or chicken bowls for $5.50 each.

per person and additional time is $9 per

• Whenever you make a purchase of $12 or more, enter to win a new NLF team-ofyour-choice jersey. The runner-up winner will receive your favorite team’s swag gift

half-hour). Bowl Arena Lanes is at Lewis Main at

basket. Winners will be announced at the end of the season.

2272 Liggett Ave. (253-967-4661). Sound-

The Warrior Zone is located at Lewis North, 11592 17th and D St. Call 253-477-5756

ers Lanes is located at McChord Field at

for more information.

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Bowling specials keep you busy

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737 Jackson Blvd. (253-982-5954).


Emiliano Hernandez

Pizza & bowling fun Want inexpensive fun for the Family or with friends? Get in on all-you-caneat pizza and two hours of bowling for $10 Wednesdays from 4:30–7 p.m. at Bowl Arena Lanes (doesn’t include shoe rental).

Sounders Lanes is located at McChord Field at 737 Jackson Blvd.

Golf all fall with great deals Enjoy Family Golf

Bowl Arena Lanes is at Lewis Main at

The joy of golf lasts a lifetime! Intro-

2272 Liggett Ave. Call 253-967-4661 for

duce your kids ages 15 and younger to

more details.

our new Family Golf program at Eagles

Saturday cosmic bowling special

Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses. Saturday and Sunday after 2 p.m., a

Every Saturday from 7–9 p.m., bowl

Family of four can golf nine holes for

two hours of Cosmic Blacklight Bowling

$30 (includes cart, rental clubs, range

at Sounders Lanes for only $12 per per-

balls and hot dog with soda meals).

son — shoes included! For more details,

Find current information at:

call 253-982-5954. For other weekly

• fb.com/EaglesPrideGolf.

specials, visit JBLMmwr.com/bowling.

• fb.com/WhisperingFirsGolf.

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

JBLM Golf Pass keeps you playing Like to golf year-round at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs golf courses? Purchase a $59 Fall/Winter Golf Pass! The pass includes your first round of golf with 25 percent off green fees until 11 a.m. and 50 percent off green fees after 11 a.m. for future rounds (excluding Christmas Day, tournaments and specials). The pass is good through Saturday, March 31, 2018. For more information, call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124.

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Come on & get happy! Special events are coming your way Find your inner artist Set your creativity free at the Wine and Canvas event at Nelson Recreation Center Friday, Oct. 27 from 6–8:30 p.m. Beginners get instructions for the painting you choose from various samples. Arts supplies, appetizers and your first glass of wine are included in the $30 cost. This event is for ages 21 and older. Prepayment is required; register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com under Special Events or call 253-982-6726/6718.

Get pampered at Operation Care Fair Need a day away from everything? JBLM’s Operation Care Fair offers a day of free pampering Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center at Lewis North. Come out for personal care and specialty products and services offered by vendors, plus entertainment and door prizes. ALCC is at 8085 NCO Beach Rd. Call the Special Events office at 253-967-5776 for more details.

Call 253-982-6726/6718 for registration details. The cost is $5 ($2.50 if you clip the coupon and bring it with you!). The Arts & Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Sign up for free Kids’ Kraft Let your child’s creativity loose for a few hours! Preregister for the Friday, Oct. 20 free Kids’ Craft Class at the Arts & Crafts Center from 3:30–5 p.m. This month, we’re creating a paperribbon decorative pumpkin. Space is limited; call 253-982-6723/6718 to sign up.

Club members get good deals Become a Club member today — it’s easy! Like deals and discounts? Join the Club! Membership in the Club at McChord Field includes money-saving discounts at MWR facilities. Save on meals, activities, equipment and more — you no longer have to have an extra credit card! Join before Tuesday, Oct. 31 and you could win $10,000, a year’s free membership, free lunches and more. Go to myairforcelife.com and click on the big blue “For Club Members” button to become a member and start saving today. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more details, call 253-982-5581.

Let Arts & Crafts light up your life New social media class teaches you the basics Do you struggle to understand setting up an email or social media account? Do your kids, grandkids or friends wish you could join them online? Would you like to keep in touch with photos and messages more often? The Arts & Crafts Center offers a new social media class for beginners. The course teaches you how to establish, use and maintain an email account and introduces you to Facebook, a fun and engaging social media website. You’ll also be given an overview of other social media sites to see where your newfound skills can be applied. Grab a friend or two and check out what you can do online!

Clip ‘n Save Coupons 50% off Social Media Class (discount applies to instruction only)

Limit one coupon per customer per class. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Octg. 1–31, 2017.

Free Calligraphy Class

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

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6726

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by Patti Jeffrey

or guardians. Actors mind their scary

o you like Halloween for getting maximum exposure to frights and thrills? Then come experience MWR’s haunted thrills this month!

manners for a separate not-so-scary show

Be part of horror theater

throughout the exhibits and guests are

D

Immerse yourself in a waking nightmare when you enter the Theatrical Nightmare’s “A Walk in the Dark,” at

that’s during daylight so youngsters won’t get disoriented. Due to the large number of people walking through the event, safety is the first priority. Emergency exits are located led through the show by guides. Personnel trained in first aid are also on site. Strock, who produces the show, and

Shoreline Park, an annual live Hallow-

a number of volunteers spend a month

een event produced by the BOSS team

beforehand in preparation. They hold

and Bill Strock, recreation specialist su-

production meetings, lay out floor plans,

pervisor. As you walk through the show,

build sets and work out traffic flow. BOSS

your disorientation draws you deeper

sends out the call for volunteers and

into the nightmare play.

prepares them with stage directions,

“It’s nothing like a haunted house —

rehearsals, costumes and make-up. Vol-

it’s interactive theater where you’re a

unteers also help with monster mainte-

player,” says Strock. “We’ve gotten good

nance, taking tickets, guiding guests and

at refining our special effects to create a

entertaining those waiting in line.

classical horror show. If you’re not ter-

Actors and volunteers are always

rified by the end, then we haven’t done

welcome before the production. If you’re

our job.”

interested in participating, call the BOSS

Event organizers warn parents that this is not an event for young children. On a separate day and time, younger children can come with their parents

for the following evenings: Friday, Oct. 13, Oct. 19–21 and Oct. 26–28. The not-so-scary walk is for youngsters Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3–6 p.m. For prices, previews and more info, visit theatricalnightmare.com.

office at 253-967-5636. “A Walk in the Dark” greets you at Shoreline Park at Lewis North (at the end of Shoreline Park Road). Buy your tickets Photos: Lional Kam

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prepare for the next zombie attack Dare to enter the annual JBLM zombie run Register now for the annual JBLM Zombie Apocalypse 5K Walk/Run and 1K youth Monster Dash Saturday, Oct. 14 and try to survive what awaits you! The youth run is at 8 p.m. at the Lewis North Athletic Complex and zombie run heats are at 8:30 and 9:30. Race bib pick-up is from 5:30–8 p.m. Racers will wear flags and try to keep zombies from taking them during the run. All paid participants will receive custom finisher medals and free tickets to the annual Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park theatrical nightmare! Tickets are for Thursdays, Oct. 19 or 26 only. Find online registration details at JBLMmwr.com/races or contact the Intramural Sports Office at 253-967-1195.

Registration & Pricing (add $3.25 Active.com fee for joining)

EARLY REGISTRATION Through Oct. 2 at 11:59PM (T-shirt size guarantee)

LATE REGISTRATION Through Oct. 11 at 11:59PM (No T-shirt guarantee)

REGISTRATION ON SITE Oct. 14 (No T-shirt)

Military Affiliated – All DOD ID Card Holders

$25 5K $10 1K Monster Dash

$30 5K $15 1K Monster Dash

$35 5K $20 1K Monster Dash

No DOD ID

$30 5K $15 1K Monster Dash

$35 5K $20 1K Monster Dash

$40 5K $25 1K Monster Dash

Public must have valid ID in accordance with the Real ID Act.

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Get involved with Commander’s Cup sports; take your required Heartsaver course with us Sign up for Commander’s Cup Swim Meet JBLM’s Commander’s Cup swim meet is Nov. 7–9 at Soldiers Field House Pool at 6 a.m. each day; competition starts at 6:30. Events include a 200-meter medley relay, 100- and 200-meter individual medley relay, 200-meter freestyle relay, and individual backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle in 50- and 100-meter distances. The sign-up meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. Active duty Service members at JBLM are welcome to apply. Questions? Call 253-967-4768 or visit JBLMmwr.com/intramural.

Enter Commander’s Cup Triumph Series 5K Championship Compete in the Commander’s Cup

Service members at JBLM only. Call 253-967-4768 for more information or visit JBLMmwr.com/intramural.

Get certified in first aid and CPR If you need a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED to meet a requirement and have limited or no medical training, sign up for the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course. The 8-hour classroom, video-based, instructor-led course teaches you how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first-aid emergencies. Purchase your textbook through the MWR Bookstore at Stone Education Center at Lewis Main. You also can purchase your textbook through aha.channingbete.com/heartsaver-courses/heartsaverfirstaid.html. Classes meet Wednesday, Oct. 18 and

Triumph Series 5K Championship Friday,

Thursday, Nov. 9 at McChord Field and

Oct. 20 at the MWR Fest Tent (located at

Thursday, Oct. 26 and Wednesday,

2200 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main).

Nov. 15 at Lewis Main.

Register on-site starting at 5:30 a.m.;

Email registration@JBLMmwr.com to

the race begins at 6. Open to active duty

sign up for a class, or call 253-967-5335.

Find a schedule of free aerobics classes at fb.com/JBLMSportsFitnessAquatics

Top: MWR Marketing staff. Above: JBLM PAO

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Beauty shots While you’re out enjoying natural autumn beauty, target and capture vivid images of fall foliage in city parks and gardens, the mountains and countryside!

by Kaweka Stoney

The vine maple, which often lines

positions of Japanese maples among the

all is the season of change and the Pacific Northwest is no exception. Washington may be known as the Evergreen State, but each autumn bring shades of fiery red, vibrant yellow and deep, rich gold.

Northwest hiking trails, turns to hues

fish ponds and waterfalls in the garden.

F

Fall color in the state of Washington

Leavenworth is an amazing place to

and aspen leaves contribute shades of

visit during autumn as a drive along

yellow and gold to the fall palette.

scenic Highway 2 or Highway 97 — the

Because these trees are often intermin-

roadside hills will be loaded with vibrant

gled with evergreens, the fall foliage dis-

fall colors. For the more active photogra-

play in the Northwest is rich and varied.

Location, location, location Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend destination, there are plenty of locations

pher, the spectacular mountain scenery and yellow Alpine larch trees of the Alpine Lake Wilderness area will reward any hiker who tackles the rugged trails outside of Leavenworth. Located just east

typically begins in mid-September and

around the Pacific Northwest to see the

peaks in mid-October — color condi-

fall foliage — many right around the

tions can change daily. The display

Seattle area. The Bellevue Botanical Gar-

ley, where yellow aspen and cottonwood

varies from year to year, the color and

den is located in Bellevue, with 53 acres

trees line the river and streams.

duration dependent upon the weather

of display gardens, meadows, wetlands

conditions.

and woodlands. The garden is open

Point along the Mount Baker Scenic

dawn to dusk. A hidden gem in Seattle

Byway (the only road to Mount Baker)

foliage, the leaves change certain colors

is Kubota Gardens, open year-round and

will take your breath away.

as the days become shorter and cooler.

free to the public. You’ll love the com-

With the many variety of trees and

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of the Cascades is the Methow River Val-

The drive from Bellingham to Artist

Fall is a stunning time to visit Mount


photos: Kaweka Stoney

Rainier — the crowds and bugs aren’t as plentiful and the landscape never disappoints.

Tips for capturing the essence of autumn Capturing images of fall foliage is only limited to your imagination. Here are some tips that might help you along: • Backlight the foliage for colors that pop. Since the red, orange and yellow leaves of autumn are translucent and light passes through them when backlit, the result is often an explosion of luminance and color. • Use longer focal-length lenses to

vibrations caused by wind. • Try using larger apertures to create images with shallow depth of field. Images with a shallow depth of field or soft focus can also help create an aesthetic or mood that is more contemplative. • Taking images after a rain will help make the colors more vibrant. • Using a polarizer will allow you to control glare and reflections, making colors more vibrant. If saturated colors are what you are after, a polarizer is what you are after. • Look for color contrast — a patch of

isolate color, patterns, shapes, textures

yellow trees in a sea of evergreens, a

and areas of intense autumn color.

single red leaf on a mossy log, or even

When using longer lenses, utilize a

a green tree in a batch of red ones.

tripod and cable release — these lenses are more prone to picking up slight

Take a fall photo trip with other photographers Sunday, Oct. 22 for only $50. You’ll get round-trip transportation, expert instruction and hands-on tips. Visit JBLMmwrRegistration.com to register.

Even beginners can take amazing fall photos while out enjoying fall foliage.

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ODR is your ticket to the great outdoors ODR offers trips, classes, recreational shoots, rentals, merchandise & more!

Enjoy Fun shoots at JBLM Try your hand at skeet shooting The Western Washington Traveling Skeet League invites shooters with all levels of experience to twice-monthly shooting events, no membership required. The events alternate between the McChord Sportsman’s Club and JBLM’s Skeet & Trap Range at Lewis Main through November. The next dates are Saturdays, Oct. 14 and 21. Each event costs $16, which includes targets and lunch. Ages 17 or younger must have parent or guardian approval before registering. For an entry form, visit the “Community Updates” page at JBLMmwr.com or call the JBLM Skeet & Trap Range at 253-967-7056.

Visit the NAC store for a whole new experience! We can outfit you for the great outdoors: Hunting • Fishing • Mountain Climbing • Backpacking • Diving • Backcountry & More. New brands: Osprey • Scarpa • MSR • Smartwool • Thermarest & many more. If we don’t carry it, we can special-order it!

With this trip list, you can plan your epic outdoor adventure trips for the fall! 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

Waterfall tour

Sunday, Oct. 1

$15–$65

Alpine Club meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Free

Sea kayak Lake Union

Saturday, Oct. 7

$60

Roktober Fest Leavenworth 2-day climb

Oct. 7–8

$195

Mountain bike Duthie Hill

Sunday, Oct. 8

$45

Roktober Fest Leavenworth 3-day climb

Oct. 13-15

$275

Kayak skills class

Wednesday, Oct. 18

$35

Fall photo trip

Sunday, Oct. 22

$50

Basic rock course, Smith Rock

Oct. 27–2

$300

Have a good time with sporting clays

Waterfall photography

Saturday, Oct. 28

$85

Come out to JBLM’s Skeet & Trap Range for the monthly 100-target sporting clays shoot the first Saturday of the month (the next shoots are Oct. 7 and Nov. 4). The cost is $35. Register 10 a.m.–12:15 p.m.; shooting starts at 10:30. Park inside Scouts Out Gate and walk out to the range. For more information and directions, call 253-967-7056.

Wilderness First Aid

Oct. 28–29

$225

Photography 101

Sunday, Oct. 29

$45

Look for details at fm/SeeYouOutsideJBLM

Learn basic kayak skills Two-hour classes ready you for the open water Outdoor Recreation offers five levels of two-hour kayak skills classes: • Level one — proper paddling techniques and how to buddyrescue. • Level two — edging maneuvers and self-rescue. • Level three — recovery techniques and muscle memory exercise for the roll. • Level four — multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue. • Level five — the roll. The next sea kayak skills class is Wednesday, Oct. 18. You may start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like. Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age is 12. Sign up at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. JBLM PAO

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o, your child’s all dressed up with nowhere to go? No worries — we’re taking care of where your little charmer (or monster) can show off and get extra milage on that new costume! Come on out to a variety of events, from downright cringe-worthy to sweet autumn fun.

spooky “eerie-sistable” Halloween craft and enjoy yummy goblin bites. No registration needed.

Bigger-than-ever Harvest Fest This year’s Harvest Fest is promising to be an exciting extravaganza for JBLM Families! Come on over for games and prizes, get creative with crafts, pose for snapshots, get temporary tattoos, enjoy bounce house fun, treats and more! Families are invited to the free fun

Trunk-or-Treat with not-so-scary Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park Families, come out to Shoreline Park Saturday, Oct. 28 for a free Trunk-orTreat from 4–7:30 p.m. Enjoy your fill of goodies, a free book for every child and a Halloween craft after you go through the not-so-scary “Walk in the Dark” theatrical nightmare (where the monsters mind their manners), open from 3–6 p.m. The cost is $2 per child.

Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon–4 p.m. at

Kids’ party at McChord Library

Mummies and kiddos ages 4–8 can get crafty at Book Patch Library Friday, Oct. 6 from 6–7:30 p.m. Moms will make a ghostly glittery wreath. Kids will create a haunted house with a teeny-weeny mouse. Also indulge in yummy gooey treats and be delighted by a hauntingly cute story! No registration required.

Hillside Youth Center.

Register online starting Monday, Oct. 16 for McChord Library’s Halloween party Monday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Families with kiddos ages 5–10 can enjoy games, music, food and fun (come in your costume!). Register at JBLMmwr.com/libraries on the calendar of events.

ing. Your only means of escape are your

Pre-Halloween Book Patch party

After-hours teen fright night

quick-thinking and problem-solving

Book Patch Library is hosting a free pre-Halloween night party for ages 3–12 Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 2–6 p.m. Drop by for spooky face painting, treats and a free book (courtesy of Half Price Books).

Mummy & Me night

Hillside is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-4441.

Escape the Room Horror Night Imagine being locked inside a room filled with terrors beyond your imagin-

Teens ages 12–17 will get a treat during Teen Read Week Friday, Oct. 13 at Book Patch Library. Drop by, pick your flick and watch while you enjoy creepy refreshments at this after-hours fright night from 6–8 p.m.

skills. McChord Library is hosting a

Daddy Boo & Little Boo

your friends! Registration is required

Dads get to treat little ghouls ages 4–11 to a special night out Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Book Patch Library. Create a

teen-only Escape the Room Horror Night Saturday, Oct. 28 with waves beginning at 5 p.m. For teens ages 12–18, this escape room is not for the faint of heart. The limit is six people to a wave, so sign up with online starting Saturday, Oct. 14 at JBLMmwr.com/libraries on the calendar of events.

Book Patch Library is inside Grandstaff Library at 2109 N. 10th (on Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main; call 253-967-5533 for more information. McChord Library is at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field; call 253-982-3454. Shoreline Park is located at the end of Shoreline Beach Rd at Lewis North.

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Make the most of indoor & outdoor activities

fun with SKIES It’s never too early or late to learn a new skill Unlock your child’s creative potential with a SKIESUnlimited class — and see newfound confidence and poise bloom! Here’s a short list of what’s available at JBLMcysRegistration.com: • Sign up for Family art class fun for tots 15 months–3 years. • Children can learn the art of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical or hip-hop dance while building self-esteem. • Parents and children together can explore dance together in a fun environment. • Theater games, improv and ensemble building is just the beginning of the theatrical fun of children’s theater, taught by a professional actress and theater teacher. • Kids can learn or improve their skills by taking a karate, boxing, gymnastics class. • Parents with your children from birth–18 years old can experience relaxation, stress management and communication. SKIESUnlimited is at 6398 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-966-3539.

Enter youth sports for fall

Sports provides the training and offers

Enroll youth for basketball & cheerleading

2295 S. 12th St. at Lewis Main to pick

Enroll your CYS youth through Thurs-

sports fee vouchers. A background check is required. Stop by the Youth Sports office at up your application. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. For

day, Oct. 26 for youth basketball and

more details, call 253-967-2405.

cheerleading or Li’l Dribblers basketball.

Play to Learn

The participation fee is $55 for ages 5–15 and $25 for ages 3–4. The parents’ meeting is Saturday, Nov. 4; the season starts Monday, Nov. 6. Enroll at JBLMcysRegistration.com.

Plan for upcoming sports Looking ahead, enrollment will open

Join the Children’s Museum of Tacoma for fun at Raindrops & Rainbows, Escape Zone The Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows parent-

in November for Special Olympics

and-child play centers Wednesdays this

basketball and cheerleading, Start Smart

fall.

camp, volleyball camp and flag football

The fun is from 10–11:30 a.m. at

camp. In December, enrollment will

Escape Zone and 1:30–3 p.m. at Rain-

begin for soccer and Bumblebee soccer.

drops & Rainbows.

Look for the youth sports fall calendar

Play to Learn is a free program for

at the youth sports office or online at

youth ages 6 and younger and their par-

JBLMmwr.com. Youth must be registered

ents, grandparents, friends, Family and

with CYS and have a current sports

neighbors. Come by for activities, songs

physical on file to enroll in sports at JBLMcysRegistration.com. For more details, call 253-967-2405.

Get involved as a volunteer coach Share your love of sports with JBLM youth as a volunteer sports coach. Youth

and group circle time! Upcoming dates and themes are: • Oct. 4: Forest friends. • Oct. 11: Fresh fall leaves. • Oct. 18: Shapes. • Oct. 25: Pumpkins. Continued on page 23.

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Celebrate October with parties Join bigger-than-ever Harvest Fest This year’s Harvest Fest is promising to be an exciting extravaganza for JBLM Families! Come on over for games and prizes, get creative with crafts, pose for snapshots, get temporary tattoos, enjoy bounce house fun, treats and more! Families are invited to the free fun Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon–4 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center. Hillside is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-4441.

SKIES entertains at Zombie Apocalypse Run, Walk in the Dark Join SKIESUnlimited as we entertain JBLM Families with two “Not So Scary” dance company performances at the Zombie Apocalypse Run Saturday, Oct. 14 and the “Not-So-Scary” Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park Saturday, Oct. 28. “I’m excited about this JBLM partnership because during this particular time of year there’s a unique, creative opportunity to explore the arts through dance,” says Mel Massey Maroni, head of SKIES dance department. Do you have a young dancer who would be interested in performing? Enroll at JBLMcysRegistration.com now and join us on stage! Lional Kam

Make trick-or-treating safer for your kids Tuesday, Oct. 31! Trick-or-treat time at JBLM is 6–8 p.m. Make your time out with your kiddos safer with these tips: • Keep your children’s costumes brightly colored or reflective and short enough so they don’t trip. • Instead of masks that might hinder their eyesight, try make-up or face paint instead. • Bring flashlights or glow sticks to illuminate your path. • Have your older children who go out with friends agree on a certain route and return time. • Remain on well-lit streets and go to homes with porch lights on in designated neighborhoods. Don’t enter any homes or cars for a treat. Dorms and barracks are off-limits, and only military units or groups with permits are allowed to have haunted houses, which are usually advertised beforehand. • Stay in sight at all times — never cut across yards, alleys, driveways or between cars. • Parents, check your children’s candies and treats before they eat anything, and ration candy to prevent sugar overload.

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Madigan is the first large military treatment facility to use the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS. MHS GENESIS offers enhanced, secure technology and will provide your care team with a complete electronic view of your health records, including medical and dental (for active duty only) information in one location.

As we transition to MHS GENESIS, here’s what Madigan patients should know: •Pharmacy: Our pharmacy will be busier than usual on Oct. 21 and a few weeks afterwards. To avoid longer wait times, get medications beforehand.

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Our laboratory may see increased wait times during the few weeks after Oct. 23. If you have a current order, please visit the laboratory before Oct. 20.

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Adulthood is an adventure Learn how to choose your way to the relationships you’ve always wanted Every October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, JBLM AFCS Family Advocacy Program hosts a Domestic Violence Awareness event. This month, AFCS FAP is bringing a special workshop called “Choose Your Own Adulthood” (as seen on ABC’S “Today Show”) by Hal Runkel, founder of ScreamFree Institute. Life is full of big choices— career, education, Game of Thrones or House of Cards. Partner selection is probably the biggest choice of all. But what if these big choices were not the ones that mattered most? What about the small choices we make every day? Join NYT-best-selling author Hal Runkel Friday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. (doors open at noon), as he brings humor and wisdom to shed some light on the small, daily choices that make the biggest difference in our lives (like whether you violently react to an insult from your partner or calmly respond instead, or whether you immediately grab what you want right now or patiently pursue what you want most instead). In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, come learn how to help yourself — and those you love — experience the kinds of grown-up relationships we all crave. To register for the JBLM Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop and to hear Hal Runkel share his vision for adulthood, visit jblm-dvam-event-2017.eventbrite.com or call 253-967-5901. A free copy of the best-selling book “Choose Your Own Adulthood” will be available for first 100 attendees to arrive at the event. Light refreshments and book signing follow the event; registration is limited and available through Friday, Oct. 13. Find more information at screamfree.com/cyoa.

Make a difference in your community Volunteer for a day! How you can make a difference at JBLM? You’re invited to join the millions of Americans who rally into a single day of action to help change the world. Share your community spirit at JBLM — get your unit, organization and/or Family, neighbors and friends involved in Make A Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This year, AFCS is rallying JBLM volunteers to help restore the Prairie Oak Preserve. We’re looking for 50 volunteers to help with restoration and to remove Scotch Broom. To participate, register at jblm-make-a-difference-day-2107.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 253-967-2324. Continued on page 28.

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Helping hands come together

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You also may stop by the AER Office at 2140 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main and look campaign next spring. For Air Force Aid Society assistance or

Relief has helped you or someone you

details, stop by the AFCS-McChord office

know, consider donating at aerhq.org/

at 522 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field or

Donate.

call 253-982-2695.

These are traditional areas where AER helps Service members and Family members: • Emergency Travel — death or serious illness of an immediate Family member. • Rent — non-receipt of BAH entitlements; initial rent and deposit (if BAH advance is not an option). • POV repairs — unexpected repairs for essential vehicle. • Funeral expenses — death of immediate Family member. • Utilities — inability to pay upcoming or past due utilities (on a case-by-case basis). Think now about how you want to

Make your holiday reservations Family Resource Center holiday reservations begin AFCS Family Resource Center online holiday party reservation sign-ups for December begin Monday, Oct. 23 at JBLMafcs.checkappointments.com (one party per organization, please!). This opportunity is open to units/squadrons, FRGs, booster clubs and JBLM private organizations. The FRC, located at 4274 Idaho Ave. at Lewis Main, is a historic 100-year-old

give! You may make your contribution to

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your unit POC or may target your contri-

celebrate the holidays (with a maximum

bution to specific programs, such as edu-

capacity of 125).

cation scholarships or widow assistance. For more information regarding how

Available time slots are Sunday– Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 2–6 p.m. and

website. Questions? Call 253-967-9496.

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directly from app store. Want more information on this topic? The EAP Team can help! Stop by 2008B N. 3rd St. (at Liggett Avenue), Room 114 or call 253-732-2214.

Play to win Get in on the Military Family Month Treasure Hunt If your Family likes to have fun together, don’t miss the Family Treasure Hunt Nov. 1–20. This event is in honor of JBLM military Families during Military Family Month. Registration runs Oct. 16–31 at jblm-family-treasurehunt-2017.eventbrite.com Here’s how the treasure hunt works: Families will have 20 days to find as many items as they can from a list of 50, take 15 photos according to the instructions on the list and answer 10 trivia questions. Prizes will be awarded for the top eight Families.

Resiliency tip of the month ‘I’ vs. ‘you’ statements make a big difference It’s the time of year where the weather is getting colder and trees are losing their leaves. Just because there may be frost on your car doesn’t mean it has to get frosty in the house, too. There are many communication skills that can keep things from getting cold — for example using “I” statements instead of “you” statements: “Why don’t you ever listen?” vs. “I feel unheard, can we talk?” “You just don’t understand me!” vs. “I feel like I’m not being understood and that upsets me.” “You are so insensitive, you just don’t care, you don’t love me” vs. “I’m feeling neglected and I feel the need to be hugged and paid attention to more.” Families OverComing Under Stress helps Families and couples learn these and other communication skills to keep things warm. Don’t just get by — get stronger! FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. For more information, call 253-966-6390 or email JBLM@focusproject.org. For online information, visit focusproject.org or fb.com/FOCUSresiliencytraining.

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Gain more power by using less of it. The less energy we use, the less we have to import -— making us more energy-secure.

Energy efficiency. You make it happen. Learn more from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Energy Program: • Call 253-966-9011 • Email usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dpw-energy@mail.mil • Visit fb.com/JBLMSustainable

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AFCS CLASSES & EVENTS

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For more AFCS 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.

Select AFCS events

Date

Details

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3633

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

Fridays

253-967-5901

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Oct. 16

253-967-3633

Let’s Cook!

Monday, Oct. 16

253-966-8433

Scream Free Parenting

Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

253-967-5901

Home Buying Basics

Tuesday, Oct. 17

253- 967-1453

Pre-Deployment Workshops

Tuesday, Oct. 17

253-967-8430

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Oct. 18

253- 967-1453

One Step Beyond Volunteer Management

Wednesday, Oct. 18

253-967-2324

Key Caller Training (evening)

Wednesday, Oct. 18

253-967-8430

VA I & II SFL-TAP Class

Wednesday, Oct. 18

253-966-8433

Overcoming Stress & Energy Management

Thursday, Oct. 19

253-967-5950

Rest & Renew

Thursday, Oct. 19

253-966-8433

Re-entry Briefing

Thursday, Oct. 19

253-967-3633

Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Friday, Oct. 20

253-967-5901

Federal Résumé

Friday, Oct. 20

253-966-8433

FRC Holiday Party Reservation

Monday, Oct. 23

253-967-9496

Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 24

253-967-3633

Everyone Ready Management Training

Tuesday, Oct. 24

253-967-2324

Mission Resource Expo

Tuesday, Oct. 24

253-967-8430

SSDI Lab

Tuesday, Oct. 24

253-966-8433

Concept Block: Don’t Forget About You (Day 1)

Tuesday, Oct. 24

253-967-2382

Concept Block: Relationship Building

Wednesday, Oct. 25

253-967-2382

Family Readiness Liaison Training

Wednesday, Oct. 25

253-967-8430

Smooth Move Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 25

(253) 982-2695

DOL Transition Assistance Workshop

Oct. 25,26,27

253-966-8433

Key Spouse Initial Training

Thursday, Oct. 26

253-982-2695

Overseas Briefing – Smooth Move Workshop – Overseas

Thursday, Oct. 26

253-982-2695

ASIST T2

Oct. 26–27

253-477-3811

Make A Difference Day

Saturday, Oct. 28

253-967-2324

It Takes Two

Monday, Oct. 30

253-967-5901

Care Team Training (evening)

Monday, Oct. 30

253-967-8430

Let’s Cook!

Monday, Oct. 30

253-966-8433

Planning for Holiday Spending

Tuesday, Oct. 31

253-967-1453

JBLM Community Update

Wednesday, Nov. 1

253-967-9496

Baby Boot Camp

Wednesday, Nov. 1

253-967-5901

Understanding AER Policies & Procedures

Wednesday, Nov. 1

253-967-1453

Concept Block: Building Your Dream Team (Day 1)

Wednesday, Nov. 1

253-967-2382

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Nov. 1

253- 967-1453

Empowering Stepfamilies

Nov. 1, 6, 8, 15, 20, 22

253-967-5901

Interview Ready

Thursday, Nov. 2

253-982-9675

Credit Reports & Repair

Thursday, Nov. 2

253-967-1453

Transition Overview & MOS Crosswalk

Thursday, Nov. 2

253-966-8433

Re-entry Briefing

Thursday, Nov. 2

253-967-3633

ACT Women

Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30

253-967-5901

ACT Men

Nov. 6, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, Dec 4

253-967-5901

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Open the doors to new fun & adventures Your libraries are a lively hub of learning, fun and play Inviting all teens Teens are invited to a peer book club! Maximize your reading experience by talking about current teen novels with others your age. This month’s club meets Wednesday, Oct. 4 to talk about “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini. The Teen Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at McChord Library. Get ready for the Nov. 1 meeting by checking out “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. Transportation will be available from Hillside Teen Zone for teens registered with CYS and Teen Zone (if you want to register with Teen Zone, call 253-967-4441). If you don’t need a ride to McChord Library, CYS registration isn’t required.

Read, learn & discuss From tots to adults, choose a book club or storytime that’s just right for you and your Family! At McChord Library Attend fun Kids’ Book Club Kids in grades 3–5 are invited to join McChord Library’s monthly Kids’ Book Club Wednesday, Oct. 18. Read fun books, meet fun people! Parents, bring your children by the McChord Library now to register and get a copy of this month’s book, “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell. The Kids’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. Check out “I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001” by Lauren Tarshis for the Nov. 15 book club meeting.

McChord Library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field; 253-982-3454. Grandstaff Library is located at 2109 N. 10th (on Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main; 253-967-5889. Book Patch Library is located inside Grandstaff; 253-967-5533. 32

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Have fun at Novel Navigators book club Like to discuss books? Join McChord Library’s Novel Navigators! This adult discussion group meets the second Wednesday of each month at McChord Library at 4:30 p.m. The Oct. 11 meeting is about “Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral” by Kris Radish. Check out the new book starting Wednesday, Oct. 11 to read in time for the Nov. 8 discussion about “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender. Registration is required in person. A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk.

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At Book Patch Library Bring your tots to sensory-friendly storytime Families are invited to bring your youngsters to Book Patch Library Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. for a free sensory-friendly story-telling time with song, dance, music and a craft in a soothing environment. No registration is needed.

Share dishes at adult cookbook club Aspiring chefs and cooks, check out a book from our cookbook display to make a recipe related to the month’s theme. Bring your book and dish to share with the group! Bring your celebrity chef dish Friday, Oct. 27 and let’s sample and talk from 6–7 p.m. The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 30 with side-dish delights. No registration is needed.

Youngsters learn reading is fun Bring your kindergarten–second-grade youngsters to listen to and read along with our books Thursday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. Also enjoy activities, crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes. No registration is needed.

Snack & chat for kids Kids in grades 3–5 can check out a book from the monthly book club display — each month explores a new and exciting type of book. After you read the book, we’ll meet, greet, snack and chat! This month, we’ll meet Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6–7:30 p.m. to discuss horror. Thursday, Nov. 9’s topic is historical fiction and Friday, Dec. 8’s chat is on humor. No registration is needed.

Girls’ Club Girls ages 7–15 can “Come Craft, Create & Conversate” at Book Patch Library! Get in on Spooktacular Glow Ghosts and Teeny-Weeny Witches Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6–7:30 p.m. also plan on coming to learn what Sticks and Glue Just for You can turn into Friday, Nov. 17. No registration is required.

Don’t pass up deals! Get in on used book sale Join Grandstaff Library for a used book sale Friday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Select from books for adults, teens and kids, as well as DVDs, music CDs and more. Most items are priced at $2 or less! Find great titles to add to your home library.

Enroll in Microsoft Military Program Staff from the Pierce County Library will be at McChord Library every Thursday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. offering the Microsoft Military Program. Once you enroll in this free program, you can take the Microsoft certification tests for Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technical Assistant. All tests are free and study materials are available. For more information, e-mail mmp@pcls.us.

Enjoy creative play Build anything at Lego Club Kids ages 3 and older can get creative with Lego Club at McChord Library. The Lego Club meets the first Friday of every month at 4 p.m. We provide Lego bricks and you provide the imagination. The next available sign-up starts Friday, Oct. 27 for the Nov. 3 club. Space is limited; register on the library’s Calendar of Events at JBLMmwr.com/libraries or call 253-982-3454.

Find all kinds of silly, creepy fun on page 19 for all ages! Mummy-and-Me craft night at Book Patch Library Daddy Boo and Little Boo craft night at Book Patch Library Teen Book-to-Movie Fright Night feature at Book Patch Library Pre-Halloween night youth party at Book Patch Library Teen Halloween Horror Night at McChord Library Youth Halloween at McChord Library

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MHS GENESIS PATIENT PORTAL Coming to Madigan Oct. 21 Replaces RelayHealth and certain functions of TRICARE Online You can still connect with your care team with the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal! Book medical and active duty dental appointments online Access your provider’s notes on your visits, labs, and medications Request prescription renewals Use your TRICARE Online Blue Button to request prescription refills or call 968-2999

A new way to manage your health Starting Oct. 21, Madigan patients can access their MHS GENESIS Patient Portal account using their government-issued common access card (CAC), MyPay username and password, or their DS Logon. https://patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil Get more information on MHS GENESIS at the Madigan website, www.mamc.amedd.army.mil.

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Joint Base Lewis McChord Family & MWR events and activities for October 2017