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October 2018

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

Enjoy scares & treats Pages 9, 13, 29 & 43–44

Keep your little dragons & clowns safe Pages 16–19

Plus: Face Your Fears Run Page 21

For the love of hunting Page 24


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IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4 Treat yourself to good times

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

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Try appetizing specials at Warrior Zone and McChord Grill; enter bowling tourney; enjoy German Buffet, Wine & Canvas, Theatrical Nightmare and more.

FEATURE 16 Keeping your kiddos safe Take time to plan and keep everyone safe and secure at Halloween parties and trick-or-treating.

SPORTS & FITNESS 20 Find your sport at JBLM New fun run dares you to “Face Your Fears”; try out for Army football team; enter active duty 5K run and swim meet.

ADVENTURES 24 For the love of hunting What hunters can expect to find at JBLM; sign up for outdoor adventures.

YOUTH 28 Celebrate autumn Have fun at free Harvest Fest; get costume photos; enroll in fall sports.

MILITARY & FAMILY 32 Find help, learning & fun Attend “Scared Silent”; enjoy EFMP Toga Party; breathe through the seasonal blues; take free classes.

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42 Imagination sparks at your library Cover photo: Lional Kam

See the amazing Henrik; enjoy Halloween parties; get creative and discuss books at clubs; find your way around. JBLMmwr.com

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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.

CINDY ARNOLD is a CYS Parent Central outreach specialist facilitating outreach events and partnerships and creating innovative marketing for CYS programs.

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I grew up military. My father was in the Air Force for over 20 years and, until I was in the 5th grade, we moved every 3 years. My first job at JBLM was with Child & Youth Services in the former SKIESUnlimited program as an instructional programs specialist for 12 years. My newest position with CYS is as a Parent Central outreach specialist facilitating outreach events and partnerships and creating innovative marketing for CYS programs. As a member of the MWR team with Child & Youth Services, I feel as if somehow I support my father and every Family that travels a similar path. With that said, MWR means many things to me. MWR is a place: • To make an impact — a platform for our community to connect and in that connection become empowered. • Where curiosity leads — we excel for excellence and problem solve, creating creative solutions and then enacting unique strategy. • To gain mentorship — I’m very lucky to have bold and insightful mentors. • To cultivate professional traits and strengths — to try new things, to expand professionally and personally. I’m in awe as I ruminate on the fact I get paid to do what I love! • Of partnership — nothing excites me more or instills more passion than bringing partnering agencies together; to collaborate and create stellar opportunities and activities for our Families. When we partner, we mirror and draw from the vast strengths and talents of each MWR employee, creating a potent product and experience. And finally, MWR is — a place to grow! Because we do grow and learn and move forward as we create opportunities supporting our military Families and children. One Family, one great idea placed into action at a time. We grow, together.

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Pictures at an Exhibition October 13, 2018 • Saturday, 7:30 PM Rialto Theater Come be a part of our season-opening concert. This event will feature world-renowned horn soloist Gail Williams performing Concerto No. 1 in E-at, Opus 11, by Richard Strauss, as well as Modest Mussorgsky's epic Pictures at an Exhibition.

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FOCUS Food & Fun

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here’s something tasty going down at the Warrior Zone! If you haven’t yet eaten at the Zone or haven’t been in for a while, you’re in for a treat.

Football menu specials Football season’s going strong, and you know that football and great food go together. Come in on Sundays for football specials during the games. Order the chicken and waffles special for $6 or the biscuits and gravy plus two sausage links for $6. All football season, get in on jumbo wing specials while the games are on — order a seven-piece wing plate for $6.50 and 14-piece wing plate for $12.50.

Customers’ favorite picks Everyone has their favorites, and the Zone menu is no exception. When asking what some customers like, they’re talking about the black-and-blue chicken quesadilla for its price, tastiness and a size big enough to split between two people for lunch. One patron says he comes here just for the quesadillas! A fan of the bacon cheeseburger quesadilla raved about it because it’s loaded with everything a cheeseburger has, including the mustard!

The Triple Nickel sandwich is much like an Italian sandwich, and proves to be a popular menu item. With Genoa salami, Capicola, ham, provolone with the works on a hoagie roll, you’re in for a real treat. The biggest sellers are the flatbread pizzas — paired with brews, they’re an instant hit. Choose from meat lovers, 2X pepperoni (twice the pepperoni!), chicken bacon, five-o, supreme and chicken panini, or try them all! If you’re in a hurry for lunch, wraps are an easy grab-and-go item to order. Prepared fresh daily, you can select a turkey-baconranch, Thai chicken, chicken chipotle or turkey Caesar wrap with your sides and drink.

There’s always a special Be sure to get in on monthly specials that include new desserts, quesadillas, pizzas and more, including drinks during happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. UFC fights also always include special menu items, such as grilled patio meals. For the complete menu, visit JBLMmwr.com under Warrior Zone dining. The Zone is located on the corner of 17th and D streets at Lewis North. For more information and new specials, call 253-477-5833. This facility is for ages 18 and older. JBLMmwr.com

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Treat yourself to McChord Grill specials Celebrate national food days at the McChord Grill with lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: • Thursday, Oct. 4, get in on National Taco Day with the $8.95 taco specials. • Friday, Oct. 12, celebrate National Gumbo Day with a steaming bowl of homemade gumbo for $3.50. • Wednesday, Oct. 17, enjoy National Pasta Day with your choice of pasta noodles and sauce, plus chicken or vegetables as extras. • Tuesday, Nov. 6, come in for National Nacho Day and order loaded nachos for $6.95. The grill’s inside the McChord Club at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Watch UFC 229 with extra perks UFC 229, Khabib vs. McGregor, offers extras when you attend one of our venues Saturday, Oct. 6: • Starting at 5 p.m. at the McChord Pub (inside the Club), order food specials, cold beverages and enter prize drawings. Everyone’s welcome (no membership is required) and there’s no cover charge. • Reserve the best seats in the house at

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Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade for UFC 229. To reserve your own table with table service, follow the event link at fb.com/ SamAdamsCascade. Also enter prize drawings and take advantage of food and drink specials. Cover is $5 per person. • Order up food and drink specials at the Warrior Zone while you enjoy the fights inside or on the heated, covered patio. There’s no cover charge. Entry is for ages 18 and older only at all three locations. For locations, visit JBLMmwr.com.

Enter Bowl Arena Lanes’ no-tap team tournaments Have fun competing with other teams at Bowl Arena Lanes’ doubles no-tap team tourneys Saturdays, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Teams can be mix or match, and play is a 90-percent handicap of 220. Check in at noon, practice until 12:30 and start the three-game competition at 12:45. The cost is $50 per two-person team ($25 per person); cash only. Reserve your lanes now by calling 253-967-4661. Bowl Arena Lanes is at 2272 Liggett Ave at Lewis Main.


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German Buffet is back McChord Club’s German Buffet is back by popular demand! Reserve your places now to indulge in your favorite traditional dishes, such as bratwurst and sauerbraten, while you enjoy a live German-style band Friday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom. The cost is $22.95 for ages 13 and older, $12.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Advance reservations are required by calling the Club at 253-982-5581. The Club is located at McChord Field at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Wine & Canvas combines fun & art Release your inner artist — no experience needed! Reserve your spot for the Arts & Crafts Center’s Wine & Canvas event Friday, Oct. 26, 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. You’ll get instruction and can see samples of finished paintings to inspire you. The cost is $30 for appetizers, a glass of wine and all art supplies. Register online at JBLMmwrRegistration. com or call 253-982-6721 for more details. You must be age 21 or older to attend.

Nelson Rec is at 3168 2nd Division Dr. at Lewis Main.

The Club appreciates it members Club members — you’re being appreciated at a free luncheon at the McChord Club Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family members and guests can also attend for $5 each. No reservations are needed. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

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

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Both bigs & littles can

Dare to go on ‘A Walk in the Dark’ Consider this fair warning: If you want to scream like a baby and feel ultra creeped out, this haunted tour’s for you. JBLM’s annual Theatrical Nightmare is an interactive horror theater where you become part of the show. Dare to enter “A Walk in the Dark” at Shoreline Park, a live Halloween event produced by BOSS Oct. 19–20 and 26–27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursdays, Oct. 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m., located at the end of Shoreline Beach Road at Lewis North. If you love haunted tours so much that you can’t leave the little kids at home, a not-soscary time for younger children is available Saturday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. The scares won’t seem so frightening and the daylight will ward off the walking dead. The cost is $10 per person ages 13 and older and $7 for ages 12 and younger. The not-so-scary day costs $2 per person. Due to the large number of people going through the event, safety is paramount and

emergency exits are available throughout the exhibits. Guests are always led through the show by guides, and personnel who are trained in first aid are onsite. Actors who want to take part in the production and other volunteers are welcome before the event begins. If you don’t mind wearing a mask or theatrical makeup, or if you prefer to work behind the scenes, contact BOSS at 253-967-5636. Visit JBLMmwr.com for more details.

Have fun at free Trunk-or-Treat at Shoreline Park Families, come out to Shoreline Park Saturday, Oct. 27 for free trunk-or-treating from 3 to 6 p.m. in conjunction with the not-so-scary “Walk in the Dark” theatrical nightmare (where the monsters mind their manners). Enjoy goodies that include candy, prizes and giveaways, plus a Halloween craft. If you’d like to bring your car to participate, send an email to TrunkorTreatJBLM@gmail.com.

See pages 13, 29 and 43–44 for more parties and events. JBLMmwr.com

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Did you know? • Greens aerification takes place at Whispering Firs Oct. 4–5. • Book individual golf lessons from our resident pros to improve your swing. • Rent a room for your private party, luncheon, special function or reception at either golf course. Call the pro shop for information. • Gift certificates make a great present for birthdays, retirements and the holidays!

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f you think you can’t afford to golf, think again! Now that the golf season is winding down, you’ll find a variety of offseason discounts and favorites! Look at these October specials and tourneys just for you: • CG Golf Scramble — sign up for the four-person scramble Friday, Oct. 12 at Eagles Pride, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $35. • Twilight green fees start at 12:30 p.m.; super twilight at 3. • Family Golf Days — a Family of four can golf nine holes at either golf course Saturdays and Sundays 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. • Dewsweeper special — weekdays from opening until 8 a.m., pay $18 green fees (cannot be used with JBLM Golf Pass). • Bucket, Brat & Bev — pick up a bucket of range balls, brat or hot dog and domestic draft or soda for $11 (must be pro shop balls and bucket; limit of one special per day). • JBLM Golf Combo — grab a bargain at JBLM golf courses with the golf combo (green fee, a shared cart and a $6 food voucher). Prices vary according to days and ranks; call the pro shop for details. • Hole in Fun — enter the contest on the same day you golf! For $1, you can win the prize fund (a gift certificate equal to the amount in the fund) if you make a hole in one on hole 5 at Whispering Firs and hole 14 at Eagles Pride. Specials cannot be combined with other specials or used for tournaments or outings. Eagles Pride is located off I-5 Exit 116. Whispering Firs is at 895 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field. Questions? Call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124.

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Create your own fun projects J

ump into creative fun this month at your Arts & Crafts Center! Join us for: • Kids’ Kraft classes Fridays, Oct. 5 and 19. Create a painting using a balloon as your brush Oct. 5. Turn a bowling pin into a spooky mummy Oct. 19. Classes are free and meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Call to save your place at class — space is limited!) • Paper Crafts Social Friday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Preregister by Monday, Oct. 15. Your $25 class fee includes a sweet treat, lemonade and all supplies and instruction to make two scrapbook pages, four cards (two of each design) and a 3D paper item. • Two-part papier-mâché pumpkin class Wednesdays, Oct. 10 and 24 at 1:30 p.m. for $20, which includes all supplies and instruction. Students must preregister. • Wine and Canvas class at Nelson Recreation Center Friday, Oct. 26, 5:45–8:30 p.m. Register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. You must be age 21 or older to attend.

Want to learn a new skill? Ask your friends to join you and sign up for a beginning class in picture framing or a free class that teaches you how to use a sewing machine. Be sure to clip and bring the coupons below with you for super discounts to get you started in your new hobby! If you’re a homeschool Family, we can help with your art curriculum! Call or stop by and schedule your student for our Thursday morning classes. Each class can be programmed to meet your educational needs. The cost is dependent on the type of class you choose. For more information or to sign up for a class, call 253-982-6721/6726.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Work with a dedicated team Get hired with Morale, Welfare & Recreation and become part of a dedicated team that serves Families, Service members, civilians and retirees who visit, work, live and play at JBLM. Child & Youth Services is currently looking for on-call/substitute program assistants. You can advance to regular full-time and part-time positions as soon as 60 days! You’re also guaranteed 20 hours a week when you sign up to work afternoons (noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays). Other positions include a variety of food service workers, food and beverage attendants, cooks, recreation assistants, recreational aids, custodial workers and more.

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

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

LOOK FOR UPCOMING JOB FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS on Facebook and at JBLMmwr.com. Job Fairs are held at Eagles Pride Golf Course, off I-5 at Exit 116 — open to the public! 8–10 a.m. Applicants submit applications and résumés 9:45 a.m.–3 p.m. Facility managers conduct interviews; HRO may extend tentative job offers Bring your Social Security card and birth certificate or passport and names and phones of four references. Submit two paper applications (download and complete DA Form 3433 from JBLMmwr.com under the Community Updates menu).

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Keeping your little dragons & clowns happily safe By Patti Jeffrey efore sending your youngsters to a costume party, Harvest Fest or trick-or-treating, before setting out those candle-lit pumpkins, and before buying up huge bags of candy, take some time to plan what you’re doing to keep everyone safe and sane.

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Food allergies When it comes to parties and trick-or-treating, October is filled with sugar, baked goods, caramel apples, popcorn balls and more. For kiddos with food allergies and digestive problems, it’s fraught with hazards. Help others navigate these hazards more safely by becoming an allergy-free house for parties and trick-or-treating. Instead of buying big bags of candy, shop at dollar stores and discount marts for party favors instead. It really isn’t more expensive than buying sweets, and you have a lot of options from which to choose. Some examples are glow sticks, spider rings, themed pencils, temporary tattoos, pencil erasers, mini maze games, spin tops and bracelets. On Halloween, place a teal-color pumpkin cut-out in your window or on your door to indicate that you’re participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project (teal is the allergy awareness ribbon color Continued on page 19.

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to show support for those with food allergies). You can find and print out the logo online by using the search words “Teal Pumpkin Project,” or you can paint or draw your own teal pumpkin to show your support!

Costumes & trick-or-treating safety Trick-or-treat time at JBLM is 6 to 8 p.m. in the housing areas on base Wednesday, Oct. 31. Directorate of Emergency Services staff will provide extended patrols during this time. 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. Dress them in well-fitted shoes for walking — not loose, flimsy or heeled shoes. • Instead of masks that might hinder their eyesight or breathing, apply make-up or face paint. Accessories, such as hats or scarves, should be secured in place so they don’t slip over their eyes or face. • 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. On-base homes open for trick-or-treating should: • Keep your porches and walkways safe by removing anything children can trip over or slip on, including wet leaves. • Restrain your pets from jumping on trick-ortreaters. • Place the sign that housing gives out in your

front window or on your door that you’re participating in trick-or-treating. If you’re a food-allergy-sensitive house, place the teal pumpkin cut-out in your window or on your door to indicate that you’re giving out nonfood treats.

Put fire safety first People love to use candles at Halloween to light up jack-o’-lanterns, table and house decor and for atmospheric effects. JBLM’s Fire & Emergency Services advises that you forgo lighting the candles and use battery-operated candles instead. Also keep children and their costumes away from anyone else’s candles on porches or at parties. Keep dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper away from all heat sources, such as light bulbs, heaters and fireplaces. All of the homes in Lewis-McChord Communities are equipped with smoke detectors. Test your detectors regularly and change batteries when needed. If you’re ever concerned or would like to have your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors checked, call in a work order to your neighborhood area housing manager. Fire & Emergency Services reminds everyone that Oct. 7–13 is Fire Prevention Week. They’ll be at both Base Exchanges with displays and information from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You also can see static displays at all CDCs. Check with the center directors for dates and times. For more details, call 253-966-7164.

Halloween/Harvest Fest events: • A Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park and Trunk or Treat — turn to page 9. • Face Your Fears fun run — see page 21. • Free Harvest Fest — details on page 29. • Free library Halloween parties for kids and teens — see pages 43–44.

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FOCUS Sports & Fitness

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Find your sport at JBLM Choose how you stay fit with races, intramural sports or fitness classes

New fun run dares you to ‘Face Your Fears’ Join us for the first-ever Face Your Fears 5K fun run and 1K Not-So-Scary run for kiddos Saturday, Oct. 13 at JBLM’s Logistics Center area at Lewis Main. Grab your running shoes and come dressed in your Halloween best to face the creatures of the dark on this haunted course. The first 500 participants to register receive a pass to “A Walk in the Dark” at Shoreline Park on the evening of your choice. Everyone who completes the course receives a custom finisher’s medal. Packet pick-up is from 6 to 7:45 p.m., 9993 Wilson Ave. Sponsor booths issuing “lives” (detachable flags for your belt) are open from 5 to 7:45. The kids’ Not-So-Scary Dash is at 8 and the 5K run

waves begin at 8:30. Runners should be present at least an hour prior to start. Bring your camera to take photos together with all mon-

sters at the race hub at the end of the 5K! Register at JBLMmwr.com under races. For more information, call 253-967-7311.

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Try out for Army football team Compete in Army vs. Navy game Attend the 2018 Army vs. Navy football team tryouts! Tryouts will be Oct. 16–18 and Oct. 23–25 at Cowan Stadium. To try out for the team, you’ll need to sign up through the Intramural Sports office no later than Monday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. The 2018 Army vs. Navy game will be Friday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at JBLM. Cowan Stadium is at 2170 Bitar Ave. (at 12th Street) at Lewis Main.

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Join Championship 5K Join us at the Commander’s Cup 5K Championship run Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 a.m. at the MWR Fest Tent. Registration is on the day of the run (at no cost) and will begin at 5 a.m. The run will be throughout Lewis Main with road guards for safety. Units will gain 10 points for having Service members participate. First, second and third place also will gain 7, 5 and 3 points respectively toward their unit per category. The MWR Fest Tent is at 2200 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main.

Enter swim meet Attend the 2018 JBLM Commander’s Cup Swim Meet coaches meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Field House. The meet will be Nov. 6–7 at Soldiers Field House. This twoday event is open to active duty military personnel, Army and Air Force Reserve and National Guard Service members who are assigned or attached to JBLM. Teams will consist of swimmers from the same units. Players without teams should attend the meeting for team placement. Soldiers Field House is at 3236 2nd Division Ave. (at Handrich) at Lewis Main.

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For more information about JBLM intramural sports, call the Intramural Sports office at 253-967-6420 or visit JBLMmwr.com under intramural sports.

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

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Friday

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9 a.m.

Step Circuit

Cardio Circuit

COMMIT Dance Fitness*

Cardio Circuit

Indoor Cycling

10 a.m.

Dance Fitness

Yoga*

Indoor Cycling

Yoga*

Yoga

11:30 a.m.

Zumba*

Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing

Zumba Toning*

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

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Connected Warrior Yoga*

Yoga RIPPED

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Zumba*

Yoga Intro to Hula*

Zumba*

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

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7–7:45 a.m.

Bootcamp

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Wednesday

Noon–1 p.m.

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Friday

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Cycling Circuit

Bootcamp

4:45–5:45

MixxedFit

Indoor Cycling

Kickboxing

MixxedFit

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Yoga

Core & More

MixxedFit

Core & More

Mixxed Fit

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Wilson Sports & Fitness Center

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

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by Patti Jeffrey onnie Pippin sits with me in the conference room at the Northwest Adventure Center. On the wall behind him, a picturesque bird and game hunting poster states a simple philosophy: “Hunting… It’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life.” I’m here to ask Ronnie what hunting on the training areas is like at JBLM and what hunters can expect to find. Ronnie’s a life-long hunter and manages the rifle and pistol range (known as Range 15), the Skeet & Trap Range, archery range and ORV Park, plus other related outdoor recreation operations. “My first memory of hunting was when I was about 2 or 3,” recalls Ronnie. “My dad was quail hunting with bird dogs and it had rained so much that he had to carry me on his shoulders. We fished and hunted a lot together while I was growing up.” Ronnie says that it’s different for kids growing up now, but for him it was more than just a sport — it was how he and his dad bonded and how he grew to love the outdoors. He says that many hunters at JBLM also have been hunting for most of their lives as a way of life outdoors.

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Q: What’s the importance of hunting here at JBLM? A: Hunting is allowed year-round at JBLM due to the high population of coyote. Hunting plays a significant role in controlling both the population and health of game animals on the installation, especially in areas located near our base population. Continued on page 26.

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When the reservation areas are not in use for military training, these wild grasslands, wetlands, brush and woods are open for compatible hunting. Q: What types of hunting are allowed at JBLM? A: Areas are most often open for compatible hunting (archery, bird-shot and waterfowl), with fewer days available for rifle. For instance, there’s more opportunity to hunt ducks and geese in the marshlands, along with pheasantrelease hunting in the grasslands. Big-game rifle hunting can be limited to weekends due to unit training, while pheasant, waterfowl and small game can be open all week, unless the area is closed for training. Q: What types of game can hunters expect? A: You’ll find small game, such as grouse, rabbit, quail, duck and geese, and large game, such as deer, elk, bear and cougar, on various parts of installation hunting areas. Q: What hunting is open in the coming months? A: Archery deer hunting late season is open Nov. 21–Dec. 31, while black powder for deer late season is open Nov. 21–Dec. 15. In rifled areas, you can hunt deer with a modern firearm Oct. 13–31 and Nov. 15–18 (due to training requirements, you may be limited to hunting on weekends). For hunting elk, archery is open Nov. 21– Dec. 15, black powder is open Oct. 6–12 and Nov. 21–Dec. 15 and modern firearm is open Nov. 3–14 (also may be on weekends only). Grouse hunting is open now through Dec. 31 and rabbit hunting is open through March 15. You can hunt waterfowl at designated pheasant-release and waterfowl sites now through January (except where hunting is only pheasant-release). Coyote and varmit hunting

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is open year-round. Q: What do hunters need to know if they’re new to JBLM? A: Active duty military personnel only need to complete an online course for hunter safety and won’t need to take additional training. Everyone else who has taken JBLM’s oneweek hunter safety class or completed the online course plus one day of the hunter safety class can hunt on the installation or within the state. Everyone who hunts must have a Washington state hunter’s license. The only exceptions are hunters born before Jan. 1, 1972 who don’t have to show proof of hunters education to purchase a hunting license. Make sure you have your passport or enhanced driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance, a Washington state hunting license, game tags, weapons registration, hunting pass and area access pass (Range Control) information on hand for each time you hunt. Hunters must register for a hunting permit and pay a registration fee each year at the Skeet & Trap Range or the NAC. For more information, call 253-967-7056.

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s I wrapped up my questions, I asked Ronnie if he had anything else to say to hunters new to JBLM. He responded, “Don’t be scared to ask questions — we have the resources to help you get started, and we can offer a lot of avenues to help you out.” And, of course, you can ask Ronnie and other seasoned staff tips on finding the sweet spots for the most reward and enjoyment. As we were wrapping up, I asked Ronnie what he’s planning on doing over the weekend. “Archery deer hunting,” he says. Of course! For the complete rules of hunting at JBLM, visit JBLMmwr.com under Outdoor Recreation.


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

Oct. 5–8

Backpacking

$400

Saturday, Oct. 13

Ballard Locks kayak

$70

Oct. 13–14

Wilderness first aid

$175

Sunday, Oct. 14

Winter clothing seminar (NAC)

Free

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, Oct. 18

Backpack 101 seminar (NAC)

Free

Saturday, Oct. 20

Planning for a winter adventure seminar (NAC)

Free

Saturday, Oct. 20

Enchantments seminar (NAC)

Free

Sunday, Oct. 21

Zip line

$165

Sunday, Oct. 21

Photography 101

$45

Saturday, Oct. 27

Seattle night photography

$50

Saturday, Oct. 27

Ski tune clinic (Adventures Unlimited)

Free

Sunday, Oct. 28

Wallace Falls hike

$55

Sunday, Oct. 28

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$110

Look for a new six-month trip list next month! Trip destinations and costs subject to change. Preregistration required. Kaweka Stoney

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Come for the fun, stay for the friendships Celebrate at annual Harvest Fest This year’s free Harvest Fest is promising to be an exciting extravaganza for JBLM Families! Come on out for games and prizes, get creative with crafts, decorate cookies, adorn yourself with face painting and temporary tattoos, enjoy bounce house fun, animal balloons, hot chocolate, treats and more! Families are invited to the fun Saturday, Oct. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center. Hillside is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-4441.

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-and-child play centers Wednesdays this fall. Play to Learn is a free program for youth ages 6 and younger and their parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. Just drop in — no registration needed. The fun is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Upcoming dates are: • Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. • Nov. 7, 14 and 28. • Dec. 5 and 12. Escape Zone is located at 841 Fairway Rd. at McChord Field. Raindrops & Rainbows is at 8197 American Lake Dr. at Lewis North.

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

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uring the fall season, it’s always a treat to see which character a child decides to costume themselves in! The following are quotes from JBLM parents and children sharing their favorite autumnal tradition:

Costume photo op & free treat Child and Youth Services is inviting you to share a snippet of your special day with us! Children in costume (and parents, too!) who stop by the Parent Central Services building located at 2295 12th St. (at Bitar) Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon will receive a treat and are invited to take a Family picture in our harvest-themed photo backdrop area — come spend some time and play with us!

“Going to the neighborhood.” Lana, Age 5

“The dress-up! My daughter can buy princess dresses and use them throughout the year. She has been a princess for the last 5 years!” Seunghye, Lana’s Mom

“All the firemen!” Saint, age 4 (Saint’s mom says he has been a fireman for the last three years.)

“Dressing up and making new friends and having fun with old friends!” Joseph, Age 5

“We love coming up with a Family costume theme and making or modifying costumes to make it work for our needs. Costumes and decorations are my all-time favorite!” Crystal, Joseph’s Mom

“Dressing up!” Atticus, Age 3 “Getting free candy! It’s the only day they eat candy freely.” Kate, Saint’s Mom

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“Spending Family time and creating memories.” Emily, Atticus’ Mom


Fall/winter sports leagues League Sports

Registration

Ages

Cost

Parent Meeting

Practices Begin

Games End

Lil’ Dribblers Basketball (no games)

Oct. 1–25

3–4

$25

Saturday, Nov. 3

Monday, Nov. 5

Thursday, Dec. 13

Basketball

Oct. 1–25

5–15

$55

Saturday, Nov. 3

Monday, Nov. 5

Saturday, Jan. 26

Cheerleading

Oct. 1–25

5–15

$55

Saturday, Nov. 3

Monday, Nov. 5

Saturday, Jan. 26

Special Olympics Basketball

Nov. 13–Dec. 31

8–18

$50

Thursday, Jan. 3

Thursday, Jan. 3

Sunday, Feb. 17

Special Olympics Cheerleading

Nov. 13–Dec. 31

8–18

$50

Thursday, Jan. 3

Thursday, Jan. 3

Sunday, Feb. 17

Bumblebee Soccer

Dec. 3–Jan. 17

3–4

$25

Saturday, Feb. 9

Monday, Feb. 11

Saturday, March 23

Soccer

Dec. 3–Jan. 17

5–15

$55

Saturday, Feb. 9

Monday, Feb. 11

Saturday, March 30

Fall/winter sports camps & activities Camps

Registration

Age

Cost

Starts

Time/Location

Sumner Basketball Camp

Through Oct. 26

7–15

free

Saturday, Oct. 27

10 a.m.–noon, Lewis Main, 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar)

Start Smart Camp

Nov. 1–Dec. 17

3–4

$25

Dec. 18–20

10–11 a.m., 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar,) Lewis Main

Volleyball Camp

Nov. 1–Dec. 20

9–18

$35

Dec. 26–28

12:30–2 p.m., 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar,) Lewis Main

Flag Football Camp

Nov. 1–Dec. 28

9–18

$35

Jan. 2–4

12:30–2 p.m., 2295 12th St. (at Bitar,) Lewis Main

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

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Help, learning & fun are just a call away with DPFR Make a Difference Participate in Prairie Oak Preserve restoration

Questions on classes and briefings? Call 253-967-7166 or visit JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. For more details, call the phone number listed or “like” us on Facebook.

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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 or Family, neighbors and friends involved in Make A Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This year, DPFR is partnering with the Department of Public Works to rally volunteers to help restore the Prairie Oak Preserve located on JBLM. We’re looking for 50 or more volunteers to help with restoration and to remove Scotch broom. To participate, register at JBLM-make-a-difference-day-2018. eventbrite.com. For more information, call 253-967-2324.

Reserve your party place Holiday party reservations are opening Sign up to host your December party at the DPFR Family Resource Center starting Wednesday, Oct. 10 at JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. This opportunity is open to all units, squadrons, FRGs, booster clubs and JBLM private organizations (one reservation per organization). Time slots for parties are Sundays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 5:30 and 5:30 to 10. Each time block includes setup to cleanup time. Questions? Call 253-967-9496.

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EAP tip of the month

Breathing through the seasonal blues A

s we welcome the crisp days of fall, some of us may notice an extreme dip in mood that coincides with season’s darker and colder days. Beginning in the fall or winter, seasonal pattern changes contribute to the risk of depression. Transitioning from daylight saving time to standard time has resulted in an increase of reported depression cases, in part due to the winter blues, more commonly known Seasonable Affective Disorder. According to the American Psychological Association, the following are tips to cope with seasonal blues: • Experience as much daylight as possible. Sitting by a window or getting out for a walk during daylight hours may help soak up as much daylight as possible. • Eat healthy. Comfort foods may be loaded with sugar, fat and carbohydrates that can contribute to foggy thinking. A healthy diet goes a long way in keeping us mentally healthy. Consider foods that naturally boost serotonin levels, which help regulate mood, sleep and appetite, such as a diet rich in leafy greens, preferably raw or sprouted beans. In addition, consuming more almonds, avocados, bananas, lima beans, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds can provide stimulating substances to the brain. Also try a complex carb such as sweet pota-

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toes, corn or carrots — eating these starchy vegetables may help keep you fuller longer. • Spend time with friends and Family. Spending time with friends, Family and pets may help avoid social isolation. Enjoying visits and beginning new fall traditions, such as game board nights or joining a fall/winter sport may help keep us mindful of the moments. • Stay active. Consider volunteer opportunities in your community or schedule walks with friends during the crisp fall evenings. Research shows exercise and scheduling pleasant activities can be effective ways to lessen the impact of winter blues. • Seek professional help. If you or someone you love struggles with ongoing feelings of depression, please seek help from a mental health professional or stop by to see the Employee Assistance Program team. Symptoms of major depression as outlined by National Institute of Mental Health are: • Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day. • Feeling hopeless or worthless. • Having low energy. • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed. • Having problems with sleep. • Experiencing changes in your appetite or weight. Continued on next page.


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• Feeling sluggish or agitated. • Having difficulty concentrating. • Having frequent thoughts of death or suicide. Symptoms of the winter blues or SAD include: • Having low energy. • Hypersomnia. • Overeating. • Weight gain. • Craving for carbohydrates. • Social withdrawal (you feel like “hibernating”). If you or someone you know has thoughts of death or suicide, call 1-800273-TALK (8255) or 9-1-1 immediately, or contact a medical professional, clergy member, loved one, friend or hospital emergency room. To learn more about this topic, stop by to see the EAP team at 2008B N. 3rd (at Pendleton Avenue), Room B114 at Lewis Main or call 253-732-2214.

FOCUS tip of the month Have you taken advantage of the FOCUS program? It’s that time of year where the leaves start changing colors — from green to yellow to orange to red. In the FOCUS program, we use a thermometer with those same colors to help communicate and manage emotions among Family members and with couples. When you see the leaves changing color during October, ask yourself if you and your Family have taken advantage of the FOCUS program. If you haven’t, come in and learn how to use our thermometer as a simple tool for improving communication and managing emotions. 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. You also may visit fb.com/FOCUSresiliencytraining or focusproject.org.

Spotlights Have fun at Family Toga Party EFMP Families, get Roman at the EFMP Family Toga Party Saturday, Oct. 13. And remember — when in Rome, BYOS (bring your own sheet)! Dress as Roman soldiers and build shields, stamp scrolls, taste grape juice and get in on giveaways from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is free for JBLM EFMP Families, courtesy of our sponsors. Registration is required and opens Monday, Oct. 1 at JBLMefmpFamilytoga.eventbrite.com.

WIC has moved Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Services at JBLM moved from 2166 Liggett Ave.

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at Lewis Main to its new home at McChord Field. Their new location is 551 Barnes Blvd. If you have questions or require WIC assistance, you can contact them at their new phone number, 253-982-0210.

Attend ‘Scared Silent’ & learn how you can save a life October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and DPFR’s Family Advocacy Program will be spreading awareness with a special presentation featuring Mildred D. Muhammad, ex-wife of the “D.C. Sniper” and award-winning global keynote speaker. Join JBLM’s Family Advocacy Program at this important event at McChord Theater Friday, Oct. 19 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Learn how you can help yourself and others prevent devastating effects of domestic violence in our military and civilian communities. The first 100 DOD ID card holders to arrive will each receive a “Scared Silent” book signed by the author, and the first 300 to arrive receive a boxed lunch. Light refreshments also will be available. Online registration is required (up to 300 seats are available), so reserve your seats through Thursday, Oct. 18 at JBLM-dvam-2018-mildred-muhammad.eventbrite.com. If you aren’t a DOD ID card holder and need a base pass, register by Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information on the Family Advocacy Program and its services, call 253-967-5901 or visit JBLM.armymwr.com/ programs/FAP. Confidential information and support are available through the JBLM’s Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate 24/7 Safeline at 253-966-SAFE.

About the speaker

John A. Muhammad went on a three-week shooting rampage with an end goal of finding and killing Mildred, as well (as stated by law enforcement). The very personal details of her experiences involving fear, abuse and many times, victim-blaming, has allowed Mildred’s mission to be even more influential and of greater purpose. Simply stated, she was a victim who became a survivor and is now a warrior of the issues of domestic abuse/violence. She shares her expertise on what it’s like to be a victim and a survivor of domestic violence “without physical scars” at various conferences and workshops. She also conducts military personnel training regarding domestic violence. She has been recognized throughout military communities for championing the Family Advocacy Program and their mission to educate, promote and end domestic violence in military communities.

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

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

Event

Date

For details

Ready to Rent

Mondays

253-967-1453

SSA Disability Brief

Mondays

253-966-8433

Vocational Rehab & Employment

Mondays

253-966-8433

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-3633

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

Toddler & Young Child Play Group (12–36 mo.)

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

WDVA State Veterans’ Benefits Brief

Wednesdays

253-966-8433

Local College Field Trip

Wednesdays

253-967-3258

Let’s Cook!

Monday, Oct. 15

253-966-8433

Reintegration Reunion for Family members

Monday, Oct. 15

253-967-8430

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 16

253-967-3628; 253-982-2695

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Oct. 17

253-967-1453

Home Buying Basics

Wednesday, Oct. 17

253- 967-1453

One Step Beyond Volunteer Management

Wednesday, Oct. 17

253-967-2324

Dine & Dial

Wednesday, Oct. 17

253-967-3672

Rest & Renew

Thursday, Oct. 18

253-966-8433

Key Spouse Initial Training

Thursday, Oct. 18

253-982-2695

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 18

253-967-3633

Funds Custodian Training (evening)

Tuesday, Oct. 23

253-967-8430

Defense Installation Messaging System Training

Tuesday, Oct. 23

253-982-2695

Federal Résumé

Tuesday, Oct. 23

253-966-8433

Smooth Move Workshop: All

Wednesday, Oct. 24

253-982-2695

Overseas Briefing: Smooth Move Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 25

253-982-2695

Interview Ready

Friday, Oct. 26

253-966-8433

Make A Difference Day

Saturday, Oct. 27

253-967-2324

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Madigan’s Nationally Recognized Breast Imaging Center. You Deserve The Best, We Have The Best: #MadigansBest!

Members of the Madigan Army Medical Center Radiology Department's mammography team pose for a recent photo.

Screening leads to early detection of breast cancer. Early detection saves lives. The Breast Imaging Section of Madigan Army Medical Center's Radiology Department is nationally recognized for its continued outstanding performance in breast ultrasound, mammography, breast MRI, and other breast-related procedures. Madigan's Breast Imaging Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR) making it one of only two BICOEs in Tacoma, and one of only three in the U.S. Army! All women who receive breast imaging at Madigan can be confident they will receive personalized and expert care from our mammography technicians and breast imaging radiologists. Talk with your Primary Care Manager about screening, use the MHS Genesis Patient Portal Secure Messaging feature, or call the Puget Sound Military Health System Appointment Line at 800-404-4506 to schedule an appointment.

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Event

Date

For details

Let’s Cook!

Monday, Oct. 29

253-966-8433

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 1

253-967-3633

Volunteer Orientation & VMIS OPOC Training

Thursday, Nov. 1

253-967-2324

Key Contact Training (day)

Thursday, Nov. 1

253-967-8430

Credit Reports and Credit Repair

Thursday, Nov. 1

253-967-1453

Reintegration Reunion for Family Members

Monday, Nov. 5

253-967-8430

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Nov. 5

253-967-3633

Care Team Training (evening)

Tuesday, Nov. 6

253-967-8430

Résumé 101

Tuesday, Nov. 6

253-966-8433

Hawaii Briefing

Tuesday, Nov. 6

253-967-3633

Unit Intro Managers’ Training

Tuesday, Nov. 6

253-982-2695

Guide for Army Emergency Relief Assistance

Tuesday, Nov. 6

253-967-1453

Electronic-Sponsorship Application & Training: Next Step

Wednesday, Nov. 7

253-982-2695

FRG for Command Team

Wednesday, Nov. 7

253-967-8430

Funds Custodian Training (daytime)

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-967-8430

Planning for Holiday Spending

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-967-1453

Financially Fit

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-967-1453

Identity Theft Consumer Awareness

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-967-1453

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-982-2695

Naturalization Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-967-3633

Rest & Renew

Thursday, Nov. 8

253-966-8433

Checking Account Maintenance Refresher

Friday, Nov. 9

253-967-1453

Let’s Cook!

Monday, Nov. 12

253-966-8433

Key Contact Training (evening)

Tuesday, Nov. 13

253-967-8430

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Nov. 14

253-967-1453

FRG Leadership Training

Nov. 14–15

253-967-8430

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

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Enjoy special events See the amazing Henrik Families, come enjoy an amazing show with physical comedian Henrik Bothe Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Book Patch Library. He spins plates, walks on ladders, juggles without using his hands, spins ropes, manipulates fancy hats and rides a unicycle that’s higher than expectations. He’ll also blow your mind as NeonMan — a glowing alien that floats and flies and mesmerizes! No registration needed.

Mummy & Me night Mummies and girls ages 4–8 can get crafty at Book Patch Library Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You’ll create bootiful necklaces while you indulge in sweet treats! No registration required.

Escape the Room Apocalypse Imagine being locked inside a room filled with terrors beyond your imagining. Your only means of escape are your quickthinking and problem-solving skills. McChord Library is hosting a teen-only Escape the Room Apocalypse Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 7 p.m. For teens ages 12–18, this escape room is not for the faint of heart. Spots fill up fast, so sign up soon with your friends! Registration is required online starting Saturday, Oct. 20 at JBLMmwr.com under libraries on the calendar of events. JBLMmwr.com

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Daddy Boo & Little Boy Boo Dads get to treat little ghouls ages 4–8 to a special night out Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Book Patch Library. Create a spooky “eerie-sistable” Halloween craft and enjoy chilling refreshments. No registration needed.

Kids’ party at McChord Library Register online starting Wednesday, Oct. 17 for McChord Library’s Halloween party Wednesday, Oct. 31 starting at 3 p.m. Families with kiddos ages 5–10 can enjoy a bonechillingly good time with games, food and fun (dress in your costume!). Register at JBLMmwr.com under libraries.

Halloween spooktacular Book Patch Library is hosting a free Halloween party for ages 3–12 Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop by and enjoy airbrush tattoos, monster munchies, pumpkin punch, costume contest and a haunted house.

Grandstaff & Book Patch libraries Be creative at Girls’ Club Girls ages 6–10 can get creative at Book Patch Library’s Girls’ Club the second Friday of each month starting at 6 p.m. Here’s what we’ll be making each time you join us: • Oct. 12: Mummy Meow Meow. • Nov. 9: Tile Art Necklace. • Dec. 14: Snowman Cutie. There’s no need to register — just show up!

Come to read-along club Bring your kindergarten- to second-grade students to listen to awesome stories and read along with books at Teeny-Weeny Read-Along Book Club. This month’s club meets Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. Also enjoy activities, crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes!

Get STEAMed Ages 6 and older can participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program with science, technology, engineering, arts and math Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants can uncover interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking with projects each month. Classes are held the first Friday of the month — plan

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to join us; no registration needed!

Toddler time is fun time Parents and caregivers of toddlers — come join us for a rhythmic, musical story as we sing, dance, wiggle and giggle, plus much more Tuesdays, Oct. 9 and 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy sensory storytime Join staff from Parent Central Services for a monthly


sensory-friendly story and music time the third Wednesday of each month. Our events include soothing instruments, creative movement, literacy-based activities, storytelling and more! This month, we’ll meet Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. inside Book Patch Library.

Snack & chat for kids Kids in grades 3–6 can check out a book from the monthly book club display at Book Patch Library — each month explores a new and exciting type of book and author. After you read the book, we’ll meet, greet, snack and chat! This month, we’ll meet Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Create at BYOU teen girls’ club Spend a girl-fueled power hour of creativity and awesome nosh at the Be Your Own You teen girls’ club Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. where we’ll get creative decorating T-shirts. The club meets the third Friday of every month.

Play board games with friends We have a collection of board games available for you to play at Book Patch Library. Bring your friends and make new ones as you set up cool games such as Apples to Apples, Battleship, Settlers of Catan 5th edition, Clue, Continued on page 47. JBLMmwr.com

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Codenames, Connect Four, Exploding Kittens, Hoot Owl Hoot, Jenga, Scrabble, Sushi Go, Ticket to Ride, Trouble, Tsuro, Uno, Chess, Chutes & Ladders and Monopoly!

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

McChord Library Attend teen book club McChord Library and Hillside Youth Center/ Teen Zone are proud to present our Teen Book Club! Teens are invited to participate the first Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. This month we’ll discuss “Little Brother” by Cory Doctorow Oct. 3. (Check out next month’s selection, “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, for the book club meeting Nov. 7.) Transportation is available from Hillside Youth Center if you’re registered with CYS and Hillside. For more information on registering with Hillside, call 253-967-4441. If you don’t need a ride, CYS registration is not required.

Join Novel Navigators book club Like to discuss current books? Join the Novel Navigators book discussion group for adults that meets the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. This month’s meeting is Oct. 10 to discuss “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. A limited number of copies are available; register in person at the McChord Library to receive a copy. Check out next month’s selection, “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd in time for our Nov. 14 meeting.

See what Kids’ Book Club is all about Youth in grades 3–5 can join us at our monthly Kids’ Book Club. Read fun books and meet fun people! The Kids’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. This month, we meet Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. to discuss “Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome” by Robby Novak and Brad Montague. Check out a copy of the month’s book from the front desk.

Dream in STEAM An alien spacecraft is orbiting Earth. An advanced species wants to share their technology with us, but they need your help — their landing system is damaged. Your mission is to design and build a shock-absorbing lander to protect the two aliens during impact. Only the supplies on the spacecraft can be used. Are you up to the challenge? Ages 8 and older can join us Friday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. for the Dream in STEAM space lander challenge. Registration is required starting Friday, Oct. 5 at JBLMmwr. com under libraries on the calendar of events.

Join us at Yoga Storytime Ages 3–5 can come join us for a full-body experience building early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! Yoga Storytime includes stories, stretches, movement activities and breathing and relaxation exercises (dress in comfortable clothes). We meet the last Friday of every month starting at 10:30 a.m. This month, we meet Oct. 26. Yoga mats are provided; space is limited. Registration is required JBLMmwr.com under libraries and begins one week prior.

Joint library programs Children’s storytime is fun Bring your prereaders to Book Patch Library Wednesdays for a storytime with crafts and activities at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. or McChord Library Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. JBLMmwr.com

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Build at Lego clubs Calling all master builders! Kids ages 3 and older can get creative at JBLM libraries Lego clubs at 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month at McChord Library (Oct. 5) and the second Friday of the month at Grandstaff Library (Oct. 12). We provide the Lego sets, and you provide the imagination! Registration is required for McChord Library on the library’s calendar of events at JBLMmwr.com starting one week prior. No registration is needed at Grandstaff.

Get help at JBLM libraries Book a tech expert Do you need assistance with the library’s e-books or audiobooks? Do you need help with your phone, laptop or tablet? Do you want to better learn your software? Book a 30-minute appointment with a tech expert at McChord Library and get one-on-one help with your technology! Tech help is offered Wednesdays at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and Fridays at 2 and 2:30 p.m. Call McChord Library to book your spot.

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

New patron orientation Did you know your JBLM library is much more than books? From movies, video games and e-resources to engaging classes and events, our libraries offer something for everyone! Come learn about all of our new, fun and exciting resources and programs, including online resources, computer labs and equipment and new makerspaces! You’ll also tour the library with one of our knowledgeable staff members and have yourself registered as a patron. Tours are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at McChord Library (this month, tours are Oct. 18).

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October 2018 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

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

October 2018 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

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