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FOCUS JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

September 2018

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

Enjoy Oktoberfest and Wine & Jazz Festival Pages 8–10 Crush your workout at Sheridan Pages 16–19

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IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4 Good times, great taste team up

Director, Family & MWR William E. Harvey Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot Editor/writer Patti Jeffrey Layout & design Emiliano Hernandez, Patti Jeffrey Contributors Cindy Arnold, Jackie Kelly, Kaweka Stoney, John Talaske, Gesele Thomas Contributing photographers Josh Adams, Patti Jeffrey, 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.

Visit us at JBLMmwr.com or fb.com/JBLMmwr. Cover photo: Lional Kam

Try tasty meals at Strike Zones; book holiday parties early; catch all the sports action with us; enjoy Oktoberfest and Wine & Jazz Festival, plus more.

FEATURE 16 Crush your workout at Sheridan Get in complete shape at the special battle-rigged functional fitness gym.

SPORTS & FITNESS 20 Compete in sports & run for fun Enter Commander’s Cup indoor soccer; get in on Salmon Run; prepare to “Face Your Fears.”

ADVENTURES 24 Capture outdoor beauty Where to find the best spots for your photography outing; sign up for photography classes and trips with ODR.

YOUTH 28 Fun back-to-school programs Get the most out of the new school year; enroll in fall and winter sports and fun.

MILITARY & FAMILY 32 Resources that help & save lives Help for the new school year; engage in suicide prevention; how to invest inheritance money; register for “Scared Silent.”

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42 Dip into learning & imagination Book a tech expert; join crafts and book clubs; watch a free outdoor movie; celebrate superheroes and more. 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.

JOHN TALASKE is is the manager of the MWR Information Technology department, as well as the developer of the free JBLM MWR smartphone app (available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play).

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In October 1986, I was a 19-year-old private stationed at Lewis North living in WWII barracks. “North Fort” was very different than it is today. The majority of buildings were still WWII-era, we had rows of pay phones in each company area (no cell phones yet), and it was rare that any lower-enlisted Soldiers owned a car. After I got settled in, I started looking for something to do. I had heard complaints from others in the barracks that “there was nothing to do here,” so I started exploring the area in search of something fun to do. As it turned out, right across the street was the Chinook Theater, and since I enjoyed community theater before joining the Army, I checked it out. This was my first introduction to MWR, and I would spend many hours participating in shows and other events. However, more importantly, I learned from the staff about the many programs MWR had to offer. I checked out the Totem Recreation Center (where the Warrior Zone now stands) and the Totem Library (where the Hawk Transition Center is). I rented a boat from Outdoor Recreation and visited the Information, Tickets and Tours office (now called Leisure Travel Services). I began to realize there were a great many things to do with MWR. I felt it was my new purpose in life to connect Service members with an activity that MWR provided, and I took it as a personal challenge when they said, “There’s nothing to do here.” After I left the Army, I still wanted to support Service members and their Families. I volunteered for events and eventually started working part-time as a recreation aid at Nelson Recreation Center. I felt my job was more than just checking out items at the front desk. I still would help connect people to the activities in which they were interested. Today, I work in the Information Technology department for MWR with a great team of professionals who are here because they want to support the JBLM community. The best part of this job is connecting the community with the programs that MWR has to offer and helping them enjoy the time they spend here.

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What MWR means to everyone We’ve been sharing personal experiences from MWR staff, military spouses, Service members and youth about what MWR means to them. Here’s a snapshot of what it means to personnel and Family members Armywide, based on the Army’s MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey from 2016 and other sources. Results indicate: • Every Family has unique needs, requiring a flexible and responsive service network. • Spouses supporting their Service members on active duty is a significant predicator of actual retention behavior. • Social support is vital for healthy coping and adaptation of Service members, spouses and children. MWR services and programs are a vital part of your everyday life in the military, and we’ll always be here for you, your Service member and your Family! JBLMmwr.com

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FOCUS Food & Fun

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Strike Zones score high for great taste W

ant better-than fast food that’s fresh, crispy, hot, tasty — and fast? Then you’ve gotta try lunch or dinner at Strike Zone Café at Bowl Arena Lanes (Lewis Main) and Strike Zone Snack Bar at Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center (McChord Field)! When you step into line, you’ll see the variety

Left: Diners enjoy lunch at Bowl Arena Lanes’ Strike Zone. Freshly prepared and cooked customer favorites are typically ready within 10–15 minutes.

of customers who come in just for the tasty food during their breaks, as well as Families, Service members and retirees who love a great time with great service.

Bowl Arena Lanes offers variety The menu’s stuffed with your favorites done right at Strike Zone Café — the burgers are juicy, the fries are crispy, never greasy, the salads are fresh and crunchy and the pizzas are served hot out of the oven. Come in and try a variety of options: • Share a 16-inch pizza with the gang and add your own toppings for a custom pizza (including vegetarian). On a budget? Order the 7-inch flatbread pizza with one topping for about a third to a quarter of the cost. • If you’re watching calories, you’ll find a grilled chicken breast, house or Caesar (with or without chicken) and side salads enticing. • Try the Wednesday special — French dip, fries and a fountain drink — for only $7. • Quarter- to half-pound burgers are grilled to perfection and served with all the fixings for only $3.75–$6.50. Make it a combo and add fries, chips or a small salad with a fountain drink for $3 more. • Freshly grilled meals include fish sandwiches, Polish sausage, grilled ham and cheese, fish and chips, BLT, sliders, chili dog, tuna melt and hot dogs. • If you prefer cold sandwiches, order up a tuna salad, turkey or ham sandwich. Make it into a daily meal deal by adding soup and a fountain drink for only $7 total. • Try even more meals, such as the tasty taco salad, chicken tenders, bowl of chili topped with shredded cheese and dab of sour cream, corn dog, nacho supreme, cheese fries (yum!) and the cook’s choice monthly special. Bowl Arena Lanes is at 2772 Liggett Ave. For more information, call 253-967-4661. Continued on next page. JBLMmwr.com

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Fresh look at Strike Zone Snack Bar The Strike Zone at Sounders Lanes also offers a fresh menu! Alongside your favorite hot sandwiches, burgers and pizza, you can choose a daily special, including chicken bacon ranch wrap, shrimp basket, chicken club sandwich, sweet and sour pork, beef stroganoff, chicken-fried steak, Swedish meatballs over rice, pork chop sandwich, chicken bulgogi, barbecued pulled pork sandwich or sliders, jaeger schnitzel, chicken cordon bleu, spaghetti and meatballs and other weekday combos and specials. Get a preview of monthly specials on Sounders Lanes’ September calendar at JBLMmwr.com. If you prefer fresh fruits and veggies instead of fries, you can request apple slices, carrot sticks or a side salad with any combo or as a snack. Sounders Lanes is at 737 Jackson Ave. For more information, call 253-982-5954.

Pictured right: You gotta try the chicken bacon ranch wrap combo offered exclusively at Sounders Lanes — a delicious alternative to fried foods! Patti Jeffrey

Catch sports action with us! Kick off the football season with us Kick off the football season right here at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade! Catch all the NFL action Monday, Thursday and Sunday nights live on big screens, as well as ESPNU for Saturday college games. While you’re at Sam Adams, enjoy 16 brews on tap, plenty of game food, pool and more. Get discounted appetizers and pitchers during happy hour from 4–6 p.m. Sam Adams Cascade is at 2400 Bitar Ave.

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(at Division) at Lewis Main. For a list of our new fall hours, visit JBLMmwr.com.

Catch UFC action live Watch UFC 228 Saturday, Sept. 8 on big screens at the McChord Pub, Warrior Zone and Sam Adams Cascade. Get in on food deals and prize drawings during the fight at the McChord Pub (doors open at 5 p.m.). Sam Adams Cascade has a $5 cover. Visit JBLMmwr.com for locations and hours.


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on’t wait — now’s the time to book your holiday party at one of our JBLM locations that cater to you. We offer professional staff, experienced chefs and incredible sites at American Lake Conference Center, Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course, Whispering Firs Golf Course and the McChord Club. Each venue offers a unique experience, from intimate settings to large gatherings and everything in between. American Lake Conference Center specializes in larger galas and events but also offers smaller settings — all with a stunning view of American Lake and the autumn gardens leading to the dock right outside. To see the variety of room options, menus, pricing and photo gallery, visit AmericanLakeConferenceCenter.com. Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride is open to the public and can accommodate up to 160 guests for parties overlooking the golf course in spacious banquet rooms. Whispering Firs books parties that can seat

40–100 people in a private setting. The McChord Club hosts big parties and events with a dedicated full-service staff. The Club’s also great for cozy fireside reunions or private conferences. Club members receive special discounts. Find room and pricing details at JBLMmwr.com/club. Want help planning your party? Ask about menus, availability and pricing at: • American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Rd. at Lewis North; 253-966-4998/3987. • Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course off I-5 Exit 116 (open to the public); 253-964-2792. • Whispering Firs Golf Course at McChord Field, 895 Lincoln Blvd.; 253-982-2124. • The McChord Club at 700 Barnes Blvd.; 253-982-5581/8175. For other party venues, such as the MWR Fest Tent, the Warrior Zone’s heated covered patio, Bowl Arena Lanes or Sounders Lanes, visit JBLMmwr.com under Food and Entertainment.

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Celebrate early autumn at annual Oktoberfest Immerse yourself in Family-friendly fun at JBLM’s Oktoberfest & Marketplace Saturday, Sept. 15 in the MWR Fest Tent at Lewis Main. The marketplace, full of gently used treasures, crafts and homemade goodies, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oktoberfest lasts from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and includes authentic German food, live German-themed music and entertainment, games, prizes and more! German brews are available for ages 21 and older with valid IDs.

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The MWR Fest Tent is next to Bowl Arena Lanes at 2200 Liggett Ave. For more details, visit JBLMmwr.com/oktoberfest.

Enjoy Wine & Jazz Festival Come enjoy the evening at the second annual Wine & Jazz Festival Saturday, Sept. 22 at the McChord Club. Make a date and invite your friends for live jazz, wine tasting and more from 5 to 8 p.m. The McChord Grill is offering special winetasting appetizer platters. Order your platter


Eat, drink & be merry at special events

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ahead of time and share the cost of the platter with your friends or those seated at your table. • Platter 1 costs $10 and offers samplers that enhance any wine. It includes smoked salmon canape with dill cream cheese, mixed nuts, olives, fruit skewer with strawberry glaze, salami slices and white cheddar cheese. • Platter 2 costs $20 and complements white wines. The platter includes lemon garlic rosemary airline chicken with white wine sauce, sliced mozzarella tossed in olive oil,

Gouda cheese cubes, tomato basil bruschetta and a fruit skewer with strawberry glaze. • Platter 3 costs $35 and pairs nicely with red wines. It includes sliced London broil, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, Gouda cubes, caprese skewers, prosciutto and a fruit skewer with strawberry glaze. Wine options include a variety of sparkling wines, pinot gris, chardonnay, rosé, pinot noir, cabernet and a red blend. Reserve and pay for your places in advance Continued on next page. JBLMmwr.com

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Club members get free dinner

by calling 253-982-5581 or at Leisure Travel Services located at Lewis Main. For extra savings, reserve your places by Thursday, Sept. 13 and receive a $10 discount on platter 3 (only $25). General admission is $15 per person at the door (for ages 21 and older only). Club members pay $12 at the door. Admission includes four 3-ounce tastings and a wine glass. Buy additional wine tastings for $3 each (Club members pay $2 per additional ticket). The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field. LTS is at 2272 Liggett Ave.

Join the McChord Club and enjoy monthly freebies and perks. Drop by Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a free member appreciation dinner. Bring a Family member or guest and they pay only $5. Questions? Call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Join in wine and canvas event Set your creativity free and join in the fun at the Arts & Crafts Center’s Wine and Canvas event at the McChord Club Friday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Art supplies, light appetizers and your first glass of wine are included in the cost. You’ll get complete instructions and can see samples of completed paintings for inspiration. Seating is limited and you must be age 21 or older to attend. Prepayment is required; register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. The cost is $35 per person. Questions? Call the Arts & Crafts Center at 253-982-6721.

Reserve your spot for canvas painting at Wine & Jazz Festival For even more fun at the Wine & Jazz Festival, sign up now for the Arts & Crafts Center canvas-painting class. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions after you choose your inspiration piece from sample paintings. Preregistration and payment is required; sign up online at JBLMmwrRegistration.com or by calling 253-982-6721.

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Life’s more creative at your Arts & Crafts Center! Y

our Arts & Crafts Center is here for you! Create special gifts, take-home projects, decor and memorabilia with help with the experts. Here are some ideas: • Need some back-to-school stress relief? Preregister for the Friday, Sept. 21 free Kids’ Craft Class and let your kid’s creativity loose for a few hours! This month, we’re working on creating an apple tree sculpture. Space is limited; call today. • Take a string art or book-binding class and get 50 percent off instruction when you clip and present this month’s coupon! • See how our new 3D printing service works. Bring in your own 3D Photoshop file on a CD, work with our staff to scan an item or let us help you create a concept from scratch, and we’ll print it out on our 3D printer. Call us for more information.

• Football season is back — check out the “team colors” mat board selection in the frame shop and get your team memorabilia custom framed!

Have fun at paper crafts party Ready for some new and easy creative fun? Sign up for our paper crafts party Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to create scrapbook pages, greeting cards and a paper sculpture with our new paper crafts instructors. You’ll also be treated to a sweet treat and lemonade. The cost is $25 per person, which includes all supplies and instruction (enough to make two scrapbook pages, four greeting cards with two designs and a 3D paper sculpture). Students must preregister and prepay by Monday, Sept. 17. Call 253-982-6721 to sign up — remember to tell your friends!

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

50% off String Art Class

50% off Book-Binding Class

(discount applies to instruction only)

(discount applies to instruction only)

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

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

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6721 JBLMmwr.com

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Golf for fun & competition Get in on special offers & tourneys Take advantage of September golf specials and tournaments at both Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses: • CG Golf Scramble — sign up for the four-person scramble Friday, Sept. 28 at Whispering Firs, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $35. • Twilight green fees start at 11 a.m. Mondays at Eagles Pride and Wednesdays at Whispering Firs. • 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.

Did you know? • 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 weddings, birthdays and retirements!

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By Patti Jeffrey f you’re committed to getting in the best shape you can be, check out the most uniquely outfitted fitness center at JBLM — Sheridan Sports & Fitness Center at Lewis Main. “Sheridan is for people who want serious workouts,” says Josh Adams, certified functional fitness expert. “It’s not a club atmosphere — we get down to business here — but it still has some the friendliest staff you’ll see at JBLM.” Sheridan has recently joined one of six other gyms in the Army equipped for functional fitness training that include a secret weapon — the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig. The 32-foot rig is comprised of a salmon ladder, rings, pegboards, ropes and more to challenge and develop your upper body and core strengths, TRX suspension-type features for balance, flexibility and muscular endurance and bars along the bottom to help with sit-ups. The entire rig is currently fit for level 1, with a level 2 capacity. The rig sits in the middle of a light-filled warehouse-size area with an impact-resistant floor. Lifting platforms with bumpers, weightlifting racks, rowers, plyometric boxes and more line the walls. New rowers, assault air bikes, a self-powered treadmill,

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Jacobs ladder, medicine balls, power training ropes, all-terrain tank sleds, an accelerator kinetic cord and more are due to arrive shortly to round out the package. The entire functional fitness area is spacious enough to accommodate movement exercises such as walking lunges and long jumping. If you’re wondering if this is too much for you, it’s simpler and easier than you imagine. Functional fitness is a common-sense approach to maximize fitness in the real world, whether you’re a deployed Service member carrying a 150-lb. injured comrade over your shoulder, a mom grabbing your 7-year-old from 4 feet up the garden trellis on the way to the roof or a middle-age son helping maneuver your elderly father from the bed to a wheelchair. The way functional fitness works is to train compound muscle groups to perform common tasks with a push, pull, drag and carry approach. It’s different from isolation training, in which you only exercise one set of muscles at a time, such as a bicep curl or standing calf raise. “When you put someone on a platform, they’ll use a number of muscle groups from head to toe, like a kinetic chain,” Josh says. “You’ll see someone who is doing functional fitness not just lifting a barbell but performing walking lunges with a barbell on their back.”

The approach also lessens injuries since all the muscles are working together to perform the task — there’s a smaller risk of overusing isolated muscles. In fact, according to Josh, the Health and Wellness Center and Madigan often refer clients to Sheridan to get in shape or as part of physical therapy, since functional fitness exercises are low-impact, joint-friendly and help restore normal kinetic movements. With functional fitness workouts, you don’t think much of things like your hand grip, but developing your grip on a ring, rope ladder or medicine ball translates into holding onto a heavy cannonball while loading repetitive rounds or keeping your 75-pound Labrador restrained from chasing squirrels on walks. Pushing a sled or lifting a tire in functional fitness develops your entire body for tasks such as mowing the yard uphill or pushing around a vacuum cleaner with one hand while you lift an end table aside with the other. But fitness doesn’t stop there. Sheridan offers other rooms that specialize in weight and hammer strength equipment, upright bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, abs and stretching, plus three skiers throughout. Other perks that patrons love are the fresh, new locker rooms, each with its own steam/sauna room. “We train here for functional fitness,” says Josh, “and that’s important to people who are trying to accomplish something. We give them a lot of freedom and it’s a refreshing experience to see how they take pride in the facility — by putting away weights after working out, for instance. They know what a treat this place is, and they want to keep it that way.” Interested in functional fitness and what it can do for you? The highly trained and certified management staff is available to chat with you about how you can get started. Call 253-967-3797/4467. Sheridan is located at 3759 Stryker Ave.

Left: Soldiers cross-train with functional fitness equipment at Sheridan. The ample floor space allows patrons to push tank sleds and perform walking lunges and long jumps with ease. Photo: Josh Adams

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FOCUS Sports & Fitness

627th LRS forward Fredy Cordova, left, redirects a ball over the head of 308th BSB defender Jakob Bierer (13) during the JBLM Commander’s Cup Indoor Soccer Championship game at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center at Lewis North last year. 627th LRS defeated 308th BSB 6-2. Photo: JBLM Public Affairs

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Compete in sports, run for fun & stay fit Compete in Commander’s Cup indoor soccer Enter the JBLM Commander’s Cup Indoor Soccer League. The informational meeting is Monday, Sept. 10 at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center at noon at the basketball court. The league begins Monday, Oct. 1 and continues Mondays through Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Each team will be separated into four divisions; the top four from each division will compete in the Commander’s Cup Championship to determine the league winner. This league is open only to active duty military personnel, Army/Air Force Reserve and National Guard Service members assigned or attached to JBLM. The sign-up deadline is Monday, Sept. 24 by close of business. Call 253-967-6420 or visit JBLMmwr.com/intramural for more information. JBLMmwr.com

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Enjoy Salmon Run & yoga workshops Come and participate on race day You still have time to get in on the 7th Annual 12K and 5K Salmon Run with a 1K Smolt Run for kids Saturday, Sept. 8 at the MWR Fest Tent at Lewis Main. Online registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Race-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Race heats begin at 9:45 for the 1K Smolt Run, 10 for the 12K run and 10:15 for the 5K run. Find registration, prices and race information at JBLMmwr.com/races. If you like yoga and want to try it for free, come on out and join in free yoga workshops taught by certified instructors at the MWR Fest Tent at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m.! The MWR Fest Tent is located at 2200 Liggett Ave. next to Bowl Arena Lanes.

Prepare to face your fears in fun run Dare to enter the annual JBLM zombie run Register now for JBLM’s new Face Your Fears 5K Run and 1K youth not-so-scary run Saturday night, Oct. 13 and try to survive all the monsters that await you in the dark — from creepy clowns and haunted house characters to zombies! The youth run is at 8 p.m. and 5K heats are at 8:30 and 9:30. For the best pricing and guaranteed T-shirt, register by Sunday, Sept. 30 at midnight. All paid participants will receive custom finisher medals and bragging rights to being survivors. Find registration costs and details at JBLMmwr.com/races. JBLM Public Affairs

Above: A group of zombies await participants at last year’s Zombie Apocalypse Run. This year’s going to be more monster-laden at the Face Your Fears run! Sign-up details are at JBLMmwr.com/races.

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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 pools and an outdoor

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

Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center

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

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:45 a.m.

9 a.m.

Step Circuit

Cardio Circuit

COMMIT Dance Fitness*

Cardio Circuit

Indoor Cycling

10 a.m.

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.

Saturday

Connected Warrior Yoga*

Yoga RIPPED

Yoga

Zumba*

Yoga Intro to Hula*

Zumba*

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

Time

Monday

7–7:45 a.m.

Bootcamp

Tuesday

Wednesday

Noon–1 p.m.

Thursday

Friday

Bootcamp

Cycling Circuit

Bootcamp

4:45–5:45

MixxedFit

Indoor Cycling

Kickboxing

MixxedFit

Indoor Cycling*

5:45–6:45

Yoga

Core & More

MixxedFit

Core & More

Mixxed Fit

Saturday

TRX

Wilson Sports & Fitness Center

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

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:15–11:15 11:30–12:30

Saturday Mixxed Fit

Indoor Cycling

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FOCUS Adventures

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Capture the beauty of the Northwest By Kaweka Stoney ashington state has much to offer for landscape and nature photography. Within Washington, three national parks, wilderness areas and state parks provide amazing scenery that’s perfect for photography. From beautiful beaches and coastlines to the mountains and waterfalls, you’ll find something that interests you.

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Olympic Peninsula rainforest When you visit the Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula, you’ll experience the ultimate primeval forest — a woodland setting of tranquility. In this temperate rainforest, ferns, flowering plants and mosses are saturated with an incredible amount of constant rain throughout much of the year. The best places to photograph the rainforest start with the Hall of Mosses Trail and the Spruce Nature Trail located at the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Carry a raincoat and a plastic bag to cover your camera. You’ll need a tripod for the long exposure in low light and a wide-angle lens for the huge cedars and spruce, plus a telephoto lens in case you spot an elk.

Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier has several excellent locations to set up your tripod for a sunrise photograph. One of my favorite spots is on the edge of Reflection Lakes, just a few miles east of the Inn at Paradise. Your photos should be taken as the first warm glow from the rising sun reflects from the snow-covered peak. Mount Rainier towers over 14,000 feet and catches the first light of the morning (and the last rays of the setting sun). If you’re lucky, the morning will be perfectly calm, and the surface of Reflection Lakes will be like glass. Reflection Lakes lie just over the summit of Mazama Ridge, alongside the paved road. A low stone wall is in front of the small parking area at Reflection Lakes. Stay off the meadow and shoot from behind the wall. Another option is at the east end of the lake, where no wall will block your view and you can move down to the edge of the water. A normal lens will easily frame the peak of Mount Rainier and its reflection in the lake; a wideangle lens will include more of the lakes. Using a polarizer will darken and saturate the warm colors of the sky. Continued on next page. JBLMmwr.com

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Rotate your polarizer carefully so you don’t eliminate the reflections on the lake. Set up 45 minutes before the official time of sunrise. Check the ranger station bulletin board for the sunrise/ sunset times and then add three-quarters of an hour.

The Palouse The southeastern corner of our state is covered with low, rolling hills dotted with a few volcanic-looking peaks and creased in places by streams that flow mainly south, toward the Snake River. Called The Palouse, this area is the richest wheat-growing region in the United States. Some crops are being harvested, and fields are being reseeded with other crops late in the month of June. By early July, rolling hills across The Palouse are covered with golden waves of tall wheat and barley. The harvest of wheat begins in the south and moves north through early August. Mid-summer is the best time to photograph the strong golden-amber colors of a wheat harvest for warm and saturated colors. By midKaweka Stoney

September, sweeping lines cut by tractors crisscross the hills and the golden colors of mown fields paint The Palouse. The viewpoint above The Palouse that every visitor must see is on the top of Steptoe Butte State Park. The only entrance is on the east side of the peak along Hume Road between the towns of Steptoe and Oakesdale. The road passes a small picnic ground in an apple orchard. The parking lot is a great place to set up a tripod and wait for the sun to set.

For more information The program staff at JBLM’s Outdoor Recreation program have years of experience outdoors. Check out the calendar and sign up for a trip, or email JBLMadventuretrips@gmail. com for more information.

Photography classes & trips Sign up for field photography trips to sharpen your skills and learn new tips. Register online at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. • Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 21: Photography 101, $45. • Sunday, Sept. 2, Ruby Beach photography, $65. • Saturday, Sept. 8, Seattle night photography, $50. • Sunday, Sept. 16: Landscape photography, $50. • Saturday, Sept. 29: Fall photography, $50.

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With this trip list, you can plan your epic outdoor adventure trips for September and 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

Sunday, Sept. 9

Hope Island kayak

$65

Sunday, Sept. 9

Pedals & Pints

$55

Saturday, Sept. 15

Stand-up paddleboard

$45

Saturday, Sept. 15

Outdoor emergency clinic (NAC)

Free

Sept. 15–16

Vantage rock climb

$195

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Kayak skills class

$35

Thursday, Sept. 20

Boot-fitting seminar (NAC)

Free

Sept. 21–23

Backpacking

$300

Saturday, Sept. 22

Moonlight paddle

$45

Sunday, Sept. 23

Full-moon hike

$50

Sunday, Sept. 23

Fall camping seminar (NAC)

Free

Sept. 29–30

Vantage rock climb

$195

Sunday, Sept. 30

Bungee jumping

$165

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

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

Trip destinations and costs subject to change. Preregistration required.

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FOCUS Youth

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Getting the most out of the school year is elementary By Cindy Arnold, CYS outreach coordinator he school bell’s ringing, which means the summer sun is setting and we’re welcoming in a new chapter. As always, with the beginning of any school year, there can be a lot to juggle, and Child & Youth Services is here to support you and your Family along the way. If you’re new to JBLM, here’s some useful information to help create a smooth transition and a successful year for all! You’ll find five elementary schools at JBLM: Beachwood, Carter Lake, Hillside, Evergreen, Meriwether and Rainier. Before- and afterschool care is available on base for grades K–5 at three different locations: Cascade School Age Center at Lewis Main (253-966-8977), Lewis North School Age Center (253-966-7166) and McChord School Age Center (253-982-2203). These three SACs are within walking distance of some on-base elementary schools. In the instance where they are not co-located, CYS may be able to provide transportation to and from the SAC (there may be a minimal cost if the participating school is located off base). To sign up for before- and after-school care,

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visit MilitaryChildCare.com and add your name to the waiting list of the center of your choice. Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll be notified by email. You then need to visit Parent Central Services at Lewis Main (2295 S. 12th St. and Bitar) or McChord Field (578 Lincoln Blvd.) to finish the process. To act as a liaison and to foster connections, CYS also offers School Support Services, designed to support you and your child’s school needs. The school liaison officers are responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing baseline programming. Antoinette Walker and Norma Melo are your school liaison officers. Their support is multi-tiered and encompasses the following: • School transition and deployment support. • Partnerships in education. • Installation and school communications. • Connections to homeschool resources. • Post-secondary preparation opportunities. The process of learning is a lifelong adventure and CYS is dedicated to support you and your Family along the way! For more information about School Support Services, call 253-967-7195.

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

After-school fun for middle- & high-schoolers Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone is a fantastic and safe place for your middle- and high-school students to hang out with friends (and make new ones) and learn new life skills while having fun. Hillside provides volunteer opportunities for teens, Continued on next page.

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along with fun activities and programs that teach citizenship, values and leadership. Through partnerships with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 4-H Club, Red Cross, National Alliance for Youth Sports and Character Counts, the center offers middle- and high-school youth the Keystone Club, Torch Club, Power Hour, Work Force and Technology Center. All you need to do to join is register your youth at Parent Central Services and then at Hillside. For more information, call 253-967-4441. Hillside is located at Lewis Main, 6397 Garcia Blvd.

Discover tips for transitioning smoothly to a new school year at fb.com/JBLMcys.

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

We need your energy for youth sports Do you come to all your child’s games and connect well with kids and parents? Share your love of sports with JBLM youth as a volunteer sports coach. Youth Sports provides training and offers sports fee vouchers. A background check is required. For more information, stop by the Youth Sports office at 2295 S. 12th St. (Lewis Main). The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Questions? Call 253-967-2405.

Congratulations to Katie Wilton from JBLM’s Hillside Youth Center and Teen Zone, who was named the 2018–19 Pacific Military Youth of the Year! She received a $40,000 scholarship. “The opportunities and experiences my club has provided me are invaluable. It is a fact that I would not be who I am today if I had never discovered my youth center. Being Youth of the Year is an incredible honor and opportunity, and I am thankful I have the chance to participate in such an exciting and enlightening experience,” Katie says. At the time of publication, Katie’s competing for the National Military Youth of the Year title in Washington, D.C. If successful, she’ll join five other regional Youth of the Year representatives in September — also in the nation’s capital — to contend for the honor of National Youth of the Year. Charissa Lizama, Hillside assistant director, is Katie’s mentor. Thomas Harris, CYS youth administrator, says, “This is the third time Charissa has mentored a youth who has finished in the top three. She has been working for me in CYS for 18 years!” Courtesy photo

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Fall/winter sports leagues League Sports

Registration

Ages

Cost

Parent Meeting

Practices Begin

Games End

Special Olympics Bowling

Through Sept. 3

8–18

$50

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Thursday, Sept. 6

Sunday, Oct. 28

Youth Fitness Academy

Through Sept. 10

9–18

$40

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Friday, Nov. 16

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

Cost

Starts

Time/Location

7–18

$40

Tuesdays, Sept. 11–Oct. 16

4–5:30 p.m., Eagles Pride Golf Course

Through Sept. 12

7–18

$40

Thursdays, Sept. 13–Oct. 18

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

Lil’ Drivers Golf

Through Sept. 12

5–6

$25

Thursdays, Sept. 13–Oct. 18

4–5 p.m., Eagles Pride Golf Course

Sumner Basketball Camp

Sept. 1–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

The First Tee Golf Camp 1

Through Sept. 10

The First Tee Golf Camp 2

Age

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

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FOCUS tip of the month Find help for transitioning to new school year September signals the start of the school year and this often means adjusting to changes in routines and schedules for both parents and children. Homework becomes a part of the nightly routine again. Family members have to go to bed early and wake up earlier. Lunches have to be made the night before. Come to the FOCUS program to learn ways to establish those routines, make a smooth transition and start the school year off strong. 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. Also visit fb.com/ FOCUSresiliencytraining or focusproject.org.

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Discover resources that improve & save lives Honor Gold Star Families Gold Star Families invited to free event Sunday, Sept. 30 is nationally recognized as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day and was created to bring Gold Star Mothers, Fathers and Families together to talk about their journeys and how their Families have been impacted due to the loss of their son or daughter. DPFR’s Survivor Outreach Program is recognizing Gold Star Mothers and Families at a free event Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the McChord Club. Whether you’re a beginner or have painted before, you can tap your creativity at our Canvas Painting event and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and beverages. To attend, sign up online at: gold-star-mothers-family-recognition-day-2018.eventbrite.com. The Survivor Outreach Services program provides support and brings Survivors together. Join us to honor our Fallen. For more information about this event, program or resources, call 253-967-7501.

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

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EAP tip of the month

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uicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It’s also important to ensure that individuals, friends and Families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. Being aware of what behaviors may indicate increased risk of suicide can assist us in connecting anyone at immediate or serious risk with immediate resources. While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together around and learn about a difficult topic. Engaging in honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide may lead those in need to readily available resources.

Determining immediate risk Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide: • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.

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• Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or having a plan. • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

Serious risk behaviors Other behaviors that may also indicate a serious risk — especially if the behavior is new, has increased or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change: • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain. • Talking about being a burden to others. • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly. • Sleeping too little or too much. • Withdrawing or feeling isolated. • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge. • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Using crisis resources If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you or someone you know is in crisis or experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at  1-800-273-TALK or use a text option — texting the National Crisis Line at 741-741 will connect individuals to a free, trained crisis counselor. To learn more about this topic, stop by to see the Employee Assistance Program team at 2008B N. 3rd (at Pendleton Avenue), Room B114 at Lewis Main or call 253-732-2214.


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Should I invest my inheritance money? By Gesele Thomas, MBA, Accredited Financial Counselor, Personal Financial Readiness Specialist eceiving an inheritance can produce mixed emotions because your monetary gain may be the result of personal loss. What’s also difficult for some is deciding what to do with that money. Here are a few recommendations: 1. Find out if you have to pay taxes on your inheritance. As of 2017, only six states impose an inheritance tax, but based on your relationship to the deceased, you may be exempt or qualify for a reduction in the amount you must pay. 2. Create a list of financial goals. Setting goals will help you avoid financial pitfalls, as well as help you determine where you should direct your money. Take a look at your short- and long-term goals and prioritize them. 3. Build emergency fund amount equal to three to six months’ worth of expenses. A top priority should be emergency savings to help deal with life’s unexpected expenses. An adequate safety net is a must-have at any stage of life. 4. Pay off debt. Your inheritance may provide an opportunity to pay off or pay down debt — after you’ve fully funded your emergency account. Start with credit cards, student loans or auto loans. You may consider paying off your mortgage, but that should be a last priority, since homeowners can receive tax benefits from mortgage interest and property tax payments. 5. Invest for retirement. If you’re not contributing the maximum (or contributing at all) to an individual retirement account or an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401k, 403b or 457, you may want to start now. Although you’re limited to contributing directly from your salary with an employer-sponsored plan, you could increase your contributions to the limit and use some of the inheritance to fill the hole you created in your budget when you increased your contributions. For more information, make an appointment with a Financial Readiness Specialist at JBLMdpfr.timetap.com or call 253-967-1453.

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Register for Domestic Violence Awareness Event 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 in this important event at McChord Theater Friday, Oct. 19 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how you can help yourself and others to prevent devastating effects of domestic violence in our military and civilian communities. The first 100 DOD ID card holders to arrive at this event will each receive a “Scared Silent” book signed by Mildred Muhammad. Light refreshments will be served. Online registration is required (up to 300 seats are available), so reserve your seats Sept. 1–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.

“You don’t have to have physical scars to be a victim or survivor of domestic abuse or violence.” – Mildred Muhammad

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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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

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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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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 months)

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

SHARP FY18 Annual Training: Policy and Procedures

Tuesdays

253-967-2072

WDVA State Veterans’ Benefits Brief

Wednesdays

253-966-8433

Local College Field Trip

Wednesdays

253-967-3258

Key Contact Training (evening)

Tuesday, Sept. 18

253-967-8430

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 18

253-967-3633; 253-982-2695

SHARP FY18 Annual Training: Policy and Procedures

Tuesday, Sept. 18

253-967-2072

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Sept. 19

253-967-1453

FRG Leadership Training

Sept. 19–20

253-967-8430

Résumé 101

Thursday, Sept. 20

253-477-9675

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 20

253-967-3633

Rest & Renew

Thursday, Sept. 20

253-966-8433

It Takes Two

Monday, Sept. 24

253-967-5901

Pre-Deployment Workshops

Monday, Sept. 24

253-967-8430

Let’s Cook!

Monday, Sept. 24

253-967-8433

SHARP FY18 Annual Training: Policy and Procedures

Tuesday, Sept. 25

253-967-2072

Everyone Ready Management Training

Tuesday, Sept. 25

253-967-2324

Defense Installation Messaging System Training

Tuesday, Sept. 25

253-982-2695

Interview Ready

Tuesday, Sept. 25

253-966-8433

Smooth Move Workshop: All

Wednesday, Sept. 26

253-982-2695

Supervisor Training

Thursday, Sept. 27

253-966-4597

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Sept. 27

253-477-9675

Thrift Savings Plan

Thursday, Sept. 27

253-967-1453

Overseas Briefing: Smooth Move Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 27

253-982-2695

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Event

Date

For details

Time of Remembrance

Sept. 28–30

253-966-5047

JBLM National Gold Star Mother’s & Family’s Day

Saturday, Sept. 29

253-966-5047

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Oct. 1

253-967-3633

Hawaii Briefing

Tuesday, Oct. 2

253-967-3633

Unit Intro Managers’ Training

Tuesday, Oct. 2

253-982-2695

Planning for Holiday Spending

Wednesday, Oct. 3

253-982-2695

Volunteer Orientation Training & Management Information System Organization Point of Contact Training

Thursday, Oct. 4

253-967-2324

Key Contact Training (day)

Thursday, Oct. 4

253-967-8430

Re-Entry Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 4

253-967-3633

Financial Life Cycles

Friday, Oct. 5

253-967-1453

Understanding AER Policies and Procedures

Tuesday, Oct. 9

253-967-1453

Care Team Training (evening)

Tuesday, Oct. 9

253-967-8430

Infant Massage

Oct. 9 & 16

253-967-5901

Family Readiness Liaison Training

Wednesday, Oct. 10

253-967-8430

Financially Fit

Thursday, Oct. 11

253-967-1453

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 11

253-982-2695

FRG Leadership Training (3 evenings)

Oct. 11, 18, 25

253-967-8430

Civilian Training

Friday, Oct. 12

253-966-4597

Basics of Investing

Friday, Oct. 12

253-967-1453

International Spouse Cooking Demonstration

Friday, Oct. 12

253-967-3633

Résumé 101

Friday, Oct. 12

253-967-8433

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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Immerse yourself in fun, imagination & learning Get help at JBLM libraries 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.

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Book a tech expert Do you need assistance with library digital resources, such as e-books or audiobooks? Do you need help with your phone, laptop or tablet? Are you using (or would like to use) software that you want to better learn? 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 at 253-982-3454 to book your spot.

New patron orientation Did you know your JBLM library is so much more than just 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 be 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 Sept. 20).

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Madigan’s School Based Health Centers DID YOU KNOW: Your kids can receive their routine adolescent immunizations such as the Tetanus, HPV, and Meningitis vaccines and school physicals at any of our Madigan Clinics? You don't need to change your primary care clinic or provider in order to utilize the school based health clinics. These clinics are designed to enhance your teen's ability to access care during their busy school year. School clinics start the first week of September. With Madigan’s School Based Health System clinics in 11 area schools, military teenagers with TRICARE Prime insurance can get care in their school clinics one day a week. Participating schools include:

Harrison Prep High School, Lakes High School, Mann Middle School, Pioneer Middle School, Rogers High School, Steilacoom High School, Woodbrook Middle School, River Ridge High School, North Turston High School, Bethel Middle and Bethel High School. All military children can receive any of the immunizations required for students in grades kindergarten to 12th at their respective primary care medical home. IT H

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Grandstaff & Book Patch libraries 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, Sept. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. Also enjoy activities, crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes!

Get STEAMed Ages 7–11 are invited to participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program with science, technology, engineering, arts and math Friday, Sept. 7 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 to join us; no registration needed!

Buy all you want at used book sale Here’s your chance to build your own library of books, DVDs, music CDs and more — from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., come to Grandstaff Library’s Used Book Sale Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13. You’ll find materials for adults, youth and teens, plus military, war and history collections.

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, Sept. 11 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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: • Sept. 14: Itty Bitty Turtle. • Oct. 12: Mummy Meow Meow. • Nov. 9: Tile Art Necklace. • Dec. 14: Snowman Cutie. There’s no need to register — just show up!

Enjoy sensory storytime Join staff from Parent Central Services for a monthly sensoryfriendly 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 Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. inside Book Patch Library. JBLMmwr.com

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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, Sept. 20 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 girls’ club Friday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. where we’ll get creative with “sketch and etch.” 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, Codenames, Connect Four, Exploding Kittens, Hoot Owl Hoot, Jenga, Scrabble, Sushi Go, Ticket to Ride, Trouble, Tsuro, Uno, Chess, Chutes & Ladders and Monopoly!

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Watch free movie outdoors Enjoy a free movie outdoors with the Family at Book Patch Library! Bring blankets, pillows and camp chairs and make yourselves comfortable. The movie begins at dusk (around 7) Friday, Sept. 28. What would a movie be without snacks? The library’s providing snack packs for $2 each (includes popcorn, soda, a hot dog and candy bar).

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 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 “Every Day” by David Levithan Sept. 5. (Check out next month’s selection, “Little Brother” by Cory Doctorow, for the Oct. 3 book club meeting.) 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 Sept. 12 to discuss “Quiet” by Susan Cain. A limited number of copies are available; register in person at the McChord Library to receive a copy. Check out next month’s selection, “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova in time for our next meeting Oct. 10. JBLMmwr.com

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It’s Superhero Day! It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s Superhero Day at McChord Library! No matter your universal alliance, you’re invited to our super celebration Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite superhero to participate in our costume parade and enjoy some super-charged snacks, games and a storytime from a special surprise guest!

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 Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. to discuss “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Check out a copy of this month’s book starting Thursday, Sept. 6 from the front desk.

Hour of Code is easy learning Come join us the third Friday of every other month for Hour of Code™! Kids ages 8 and older will learn beginner coding concepts to create their own unique projects that will stretch the imagination and provide hours of Find event details at

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fun! No experience is necessary. Computers will be provided Friday, Sept. 21, 4–5 p.m. Registration is required and begins Friday, Sept. 7. Register at JBLMmwr.com/libraries on the calendar of events or call 253-982-3454.

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

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 (Sept. 7) and the second Friday of the month at Grandstaff Library (Sept. 14). 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/libraries starting one week prior. (No registration is needed at Grandstaff.) JBLMlibrary


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Saturday

Sept. 15 11AM–8PM

MWR Fest Tent 2200 Liggett Ave. Lewis Main

Traditional German food & bier • German-themed music • Games, contests, prizes & more • Family-friendly fun • Marketplace vendors 9AM–1PM

JBLMmwr.com/oktoberfest To rent a table or space for the marketplace, email specialevents@JBLMmwr.com. No federal endorsement of sponsors implied.

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

September 2018 JBLM MWR e-Focus  

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