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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

September 2019

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

It’s football season! Come out & watch with us! Page 10 Take fall hikes with your dog Pages 24–26

Join us at the 3rd annual

Wine & Jazz Festival Page 4

Celebrate the start of fall at Oktoberfest Page 6


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IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4

Director, Family & MWR Venicia Morse Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot Editor/writer Patti Jeffrey Layout & design Patti Jeffrey Contributors Christian Ashford, Brittany Catanzaro, Lauren Finnegan, Leslie Thomas Contributing photographers Lional Kam, Brittany Catanzaro, Emiliano Hernandez, JBLM Public Affairs, Patti Jeffrey 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: Emiliano Hernandez and Patti Jeffrey

Enjoy festivals, football & fun You’re invited to the Wine & Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest, sports-viewing venues and much more.

SPORTS & FITNESS 20 Make new connections Enter a softball tourney, compete in Commander’s Cup soccer, join fitness classes and look ahead to zombie run.

FEATURE 16 Walk with the bird-curious Start a new outdoor adventure learning about birds with others at JBLM.

ADVENTURES 24 Explore dog-friendly trails Take your four-legged Family member on easy hikes around the area this fall. Also sign up for trips, including Victoria, B.C.

YOUTH 30 Find your potential at CYS CYS has a record of helping teens win youth of the year awards; start your own child care business; sign up now for fall sports; join “Play to Learn” with your tot.

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36 Fall library fun’s a blast Join adult books clubs, Family storytimes and kids’ clubs, plus other events.

MILITARY & FAMILY 44 Build resilience & life skills Sign up for free guest speaker events, workshops and classes to learn life skills, plus obtain financial help. 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.

CHRISTIAN ASHFORD is 2019 Boys & Girls Club of America Pacific Military Youth of the Year and is a member of Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone.

The fastest way to capture a teen’s attention is to start by having fun, and JBLM’s MWR serves as the center of fun activities for our JBLM youth. I encourage all teens to get to know more about MWR and take advantage of all it has to offer. MWR has lived up to the challenge of boosting the morale of military Families, attending to the welfare of our military communities, and providing safe recreational activities. This service is especially important to military teens. It helps to ease the stress of moving to a new place by connecting you to other teens and helping teens reestablish their hobbies and interests. If you played flag football or soccer at your previous duty station, MWR helps you pick up where you left off at your new duty station. MWR impacted my life and my personal fitness through the CYS-sponsored Funky Fit Fitness Academy. This program provides a safe place for military teens to learn more about the proper use of gym equipment and age-appropriate exercise. Our instructors, Justin Graham and Nakia Pruitt, were knowledgeable and encouraged us to work at our own pace. This training prepared me to serve as an athlete on my high school cross county and track teams. This is only one of the many services MWR provides for teens. Military life has many challenges, but MWR helps military teens find their way to fun, fitness and success. I encourage all JBLM teens to check our what our MWR has to offer. Editor’s note: See Christian’s compelling story of how he became the 2019 Boys & Girls Club of America Pacific Military Youth of the Year, starting on page 31.

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You’re invited to JBLM’s

Saturday, Sept. 21 • MWR Fest Tent • 11AM to 8PM 2200 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main • See details on page 6!

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CHILL OUT WITH WINE, FOOD, JAZZ & FRIENDS C

ome enjoy the evening at the third annual Wine & Jazz Festival Saturday, Sept. 14 at McChord Club. Make it a date and invite your friends for live jazz, wine tasting and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Jazz musicians include Pacific Lutheran University’s jazz ensemble, the Lute Ambassadors, and saxophonist/singer Maureese Itson. Reserve your places early for this popular event! The Club is offering preordered wine-tasting appetizer platters that complement and enhance the wines you’ll be tasting. Order your platter now and share the cost with your friends. Each platter is meant to be shared between two guests. • Platter 1 costs $20 and features prosciutto and mozzarella skewers, Brie, pear and walnut crostini, drunken grapes with goat cheese, mixed nuts with herbed sea salt, dried fruits and antipasti olives. • Platter 2 costs $35 and features everything on platter 1, plus peppered salami and soppressata and tomato and pepperoni puffs with crispy basil. • Platter 3 costs $40 and includes assorted cheeses and meats all arranged with complimenting jams, garnishes, olives, nuts, dried and fresh fruits with an assortment of crackers, crostini, breads and spreads. • Splurge for a take-home wine basket for $55 that includes your choice of bottled wine (red, white, rosé or sparkling) and a specialized basket of meats, cheeses, spreads, fruits and accompaniments created by our chef — it’s sure to please! Make your reservations by calling 253-982-5581 during weekday business hours or email specialevents@JBLMmwr.com. General admission is $18 per person (for ages 21 and older only). Club members pay $15. Admission includes three 3-ounce tastings and a souvenir wine glass (pay separately for additional wine by the bottle or glass). The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

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mmerse yourself in German-style Family fun at JBLM’s annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.! Taste and experience authentic food, brew and live entertainment in the MWR Fest Tent at Lewis Main. Admission and entertainment are free; purchase food, beverages and brews inside the fest tent. The good old-fashioned Family fun lasts all day and includes a lineup of German-style

bands, games, prizes, kids’ crafts, Family dancing, boffer sword fights, wagon rides and much, much more. German brews are available for ages 21 and older with valid IDs. The MWR Fest Tent is located next to Bowl Arena Lanes at 2200 Liggett Ave. Visit JBLMmwr.com for more details, including the menu and entertainment lineup. Also watch for announcements at fb.com/ JBLMmwr.

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Say ‘yes’ to MWR exclusives Food & drink specials Like Mexican food? You’ll love these specials Take advantage of your craving for fresh, tasty Mexican-style meals with these specials going on now at Habañero Mexican Grill at Whispering Firs Golf Course: • Mondays, get $5 margaritas and a dollar off Mexican beer. • Tuesdays, come in for a taco and drink combo for $8. • Savor a meat quesadilla and beverage combo for $8 Wednesdays. • Receive a free soft drink with your meal purchase over $8 each Thursday. • Fridays, get free chips and salsa with the purchase of over $8 on food. • Every weekend, receive 20% off your total meal purchase when you show your round of golf receipt from the pro shop. Also try tasty, freshly made appetizers (such as Buffalo mini tacos and chicken flautas, pictured left) if you’re not in the mood for a full meal — they go great with drink specials! Habañero is located at 895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field. Questions? Call the pro shop at 253-982-2124.

Try Sam Adams specials Round up the gang and head to Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride — it’s open to the public! Purchase a club half-sandwich and side

salad weekdays in September for $7.95 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy hour is Sunday through Thursday, 3–5 p.m. with $1 off Sam Adams drafts. Sam Adams at Eagles Pride is just off I-5 at Exit 116.

Compete in esports Get in on Warrior Zone esports Active duty Service members have your pick of esports tourneys once a month Saturdays at Warrior Zone. All events are live-streamed at twitch.tv/JBLMWarriorZone/events. Enter your choice of tourneys: Madden 20 Sept. 28, Mario Kart Oct. 12, NBA2K20 Nov. 16 and more to come. Prize packages are valued at $200 for first place and $100 for second place. Find registration details and rules for upcoming tournaments at fb.com/JBLMWarriorZone or JBLMmwr.com. Call 253-477-5756 for details.

McChord Club perks Club members get free dinner Join McChord Club and enjoy monthly freebies and perks. Drop by Wednesday, Sept. 25 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. JBLMmwr.com

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Watch sports action with us Kick off football season at Sam Adams Kick off the football season right at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade! Catch all the NFL action Sundays and Monday and Thursday nights live on big screens, as well as ESPNU for Saturday college games. While you’re at Sam Adams, enjoy 16 brews on tap, game food, pool and more. Purchase $12 pitchers during games Sundays and Mondays with your appetizers and meals. Sam Adams Cascade is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division) at Lewis Main. For a list of the new fall hours, visit JBLMmwr.com.

Warrior Zone treats you to football fun While you’re watching the NFL primetime kickoff at Warrior Zone, purchase food and drink specials from the Zone! Also come in for Sunday and Monday football specials all season, whether you watch on

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the big screen, overhead TVs in the Zone or outdoors on the heated, covered patio. Warrior Zone is on the corner of N. 17th and D streets at Lewis North (open to ages 18 and older). Questions? Call 253-477-5833.

Catch UFC 242 action Watch UFC 242 Saturday, Sept. 7 at a special time — preliminary fights start at 9 a.m. and the main event is at 11 (due to the time difference in Abu Dhabi, where the event is taking place). Entry is for ages 18 and older at these locations: • Starting at 9 a.m. at McChord Pub (inside McChord Club). Everyone’s welcome (no membership is required) and there’s no cover charge. • Doors open early at Warrior Zone, so drop in and enjoy the fights. There’s no cover charge. Visit JBLMmwr.com for location details.


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Kids’ Kraft classes are free Your Arts & Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

For embroidery, engraving and the sales store, call 253-982-6723. For the frame shop, call 253-982-6718. For class information, call 253-982-6721. The center is open weekdays and the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Families are invited to come to the Arts & Crafts Center for free Friday afternoon Kids’ Kraft classes twice a month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Have fun creating dream catchers Sept. 6, and make attention-grabbing wind chimes Sept. 20. Registration is free — call 253-982-6721 to reserve your spaces, since seating is limited.

Learn to mat & frame Want to frame and hang some of the scenic photos you’ve taken or art you’ve created, but hate the expense? Get the knack of matting and framing at your Arts & Crafts Center! The staff will teach you how to choose and use mats with frames, master basic mat cuts, cut glass, piece together frames and add backing material. After you complete the beginning class, you qualify as a DIYer and can rent space and equipment to complete new projects on your own! (If you’re already a DIYer, use the coupon at right along with a friend for half the rental fee).

Create beautiful ceramics Come in and try out our “paint-&-go” ceramics studio. The studio is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with clean-up at 4:30 p.m. You can reserve the studio for ceramics parties, kids’ craft parties or a

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friends’ day out by calling ahead!

Learn a creative hobby with choice of classes Start a new hobby this fall and create gifts for your Family and friends, plus handmade treasures for your home! Call us and ask about our classes in basic sewing, book and scrapbook making, glass mosaics, quilting, knitting, crochet, sculpture, basket weaving, canvas painting, Zentangle, paper crafts and more.

Homeschool classes available Homeschoolers ages 8–18 can receive expert instruction in art with a different theme each month. You’ll meet for four classes Thursdays, 1:30–3 p.m. in September. This month’s theme is “Organized Chaos” with a focus on balance, movement, line, shape, and positive and negative space. The monthly cost is $50 for supplies and instruction. Art classes are also available for younger students; call 253-982-6721 for more information and to register.

Arts & Crafts Center Clip ‘n Save Coupons 2-for-1 DIY Shop Time

50% Off Clay Wind Chime Class

(Applies to space rental)

(Applies to instruction only)

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Sept. 1–30, 2019.

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Sept. 1–30, 2019.

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Hit the greens for discounts

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Compete in golf scrambles Enjoy Friday CG Golf Scrambles at Eagles Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses! They’re open to all DOD ID card holders. Enter as a four-person team or be placed on a team. Scramble shotgun starts are: • Sept. 20 at Whispering Firs at 1 p.m. • Oct. 18 at Eagles Pride at noon. The cost is $35 per person and includes your green fee and cart rental. Call to enter by the Thursday prior to each date. Call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124.

Enjoy Wine, Nine & Dine event Sign up for a fun evening of wine sampling, nine-hole golf and dinner at Eagles Pride Golf Course Wednesday, Sept. 11. Pay $90 per

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couple for your green fees, cart, dinner and wine sampling (for ages 21 and older). Advance registration is required: call 253-967-6522.

Save with September specials Take advantage of these specials: • Summer clearance sale Sept. 23–30. All in-stock items are a minimum of 15% off (except previously discounted items and 2019 PING clubs). • Dewsweeper discount $19 green fees are available weekdays up to 8 a.m. • Srixon golf special — Tee off anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for a $20 green fee and receive a sleeve of Srixon soft-feel golf balls (add a cart for $12 per rider). No substitutions.


• 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 any par 3 at either golf course.

$36, ranks E-6 and above, DOD personnel and retirees pay $43, and the general public pays $48 (cannot be combined with other specials or used for tournaments or outings).

• Bucket, Bite & Bev — Get a bucket of range balls, deli sandwich or hot dog and domestic draft or soda for only $11 at Whispering Firs or Eagles Pride (limit one per day, must purchase range balls in pro shop). Specials can’t be combined or used for tourneys and outings.

Treat the Family to golf

Save with golf combo

For more information

Save with a combo of green fees, a shared cart and a $6 food voucher weekdays and after noon weekends and holidays. Active duty personnel ranks E-1 to E-5 pay

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

Introduce your Family to the game of golf while having fun! A Family of four can golf nine holes at either golf course weekends after 2 p.m. for $40, which includes carts, rental clubs, range balls, hot dogs or snacks and fountain drinks for four. Valid for youth ages 6–15.

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FOCUS Sports & Fitness

Make new connections with sports & fitness Sign up for intramurals Join open fall softball tourney Join the new three-day open fall softball tournament! Attend an informational meeting Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Intramural Sports office at Lewis Main. The tournament will begin with round-robins Sept. 26–27. The championship singleelimination tournament will be on Saturday, Sept. 28. The sign-up deadline is Thursday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. (the $75 team fee is not due until Monday, Sept. 16 by 3 p.m.). A minimum of eight teams are required to sign up, with a maximum of 16 teams. Sign-ups are firstcome, first-served. The tournament is open to JBLM community DOD ID card holders ages 18 and older. Questions? Call 253-966-1156 or visit JBLMsfa.com for more information.

Compete in Commander’s Cup indoor soccer Join JBLM’s Commander’s Cup indoor soccer league play! Attend the informational meeting Monday, Sept. 9 at noon at the Intramural Sports office at Lewis Main or at 1:30 p.m. at McChord Fitness Center at

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McChord Field (coaches only need to attend one of the meetings). League play begins Monday, Sept. 30 and meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Sign up by Monday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Each team will be separated into four divisions; the top four from each division will compete in the championship to determine the league winner. Commander’s Cup sports are only open to active duty Service members assigned at JBLM ages 18 and older. Teams are unitrestricted. Questions? Call 253-966-1156 or visit JBLMsfa.com. The Intramural Sports Office is located at 2170 Bitar Ave., inside Cowan Stadium. McChord Fitness Center is at 729 5th St.

Zombie Apocalypse Run returns They swarm again in October Thought you saw the last of the zombies? Not at JBLM! They return Saturday, Oct. 26 to stalk you at the JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run! Registration is now open — find details at JBLMraces.com.


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Fit in a quality workout You have plenty of opportunities to get in shape at your choice of fitness centers, indoor

pools and an outdoor athletic complex. Check out updates on classes at fb.com/ JBLMSportsFitnessAquatics.

Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center Start time

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Insanity*

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2022 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-5975

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Connected Warrior Yoga*

Indoor Cycling*

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Cardio Circuit

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10 a.m.

MixxedFit

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11:30 a.m.

Tabata

Cardio Kickboxing

Zumba*

Cardio Kickboxing

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FOCUS Feature

Walk with curious birders By Patti Jeffrey ave you noticed that every time you get outside, birds are everywhere? Not like the horrifying Alfred Hitchcock thriller, but birds of all kinds, shapes and sounds surround us — waking us in the morning, chattering away in the evening. Birds can get us outside, making an easy connection with our natural world. Look more closely and you’ll soon find that birds can also thrill us with the hunt for elusive treasures, much like the virtual reality game Pokémon Go. Start a new adventure by going on a birdwatching walk at JBLM. Bird watchers gather monthly at Eagles Pride Golf Course to take about a 3-mile walk around the wilder parts of the golf course and the surrounding woodlands and wetlands trying to spot birds they’ve not seen before.

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Birders excited to glimpse new species at JBLM “Birding groups are huge fans of JBLM,” says Dave Wienecke, environmental management system and sustainability manager. “They had no idea this resource was here! Every time birders come out for a walk, they have a different experience. Those who join us learn from each other and find more species than when you go it alone. The more people you have in a group, the more eyes to see and ears to listen for new species. Plus, you get a nice walk, can make new friends and have fun.” Dave has been an integral part of bird watching since the first organized walk in 2013. Through a collaboration with JBLM’s Public Works, MWR, the Department of Fish & Wildlife and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, local birding societies partner up to lead the walks. “We meet at Eagles Pride’s driving range parking lot the third Thursday of each month, rain or shine, year-round,” Dave says. “The bird and nature walks start at 8 a.m. and are led by a Seattle Audubon Society master birder and co-sponsored by the Seattle, Tahoma and Black Hills Audubon societies.” Those who join the walks learn about wildlife management, natural history of the area and what species to listen for and spot. For instance, in August, an expert from the Tahoma Audubon Society gave a bird-banding demo to the group and spoke about how they hope to manage health, habitat and diversity with new data that the multiyear research project will collect and publish.

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Above: A male dark-eyed junco is identified by birders on their nature walk. Below: Birders scan the tree tops for new species at Eagles Pride Golf Course.


Expectations for discovery are high Birders report new sightings each month, such as the merlin falcon, Northern Harrier raptor, Bullock’s oriole, barred owl and many others. Each new species discovered carries an exciting story with it, such as a teacher on summer break who’d never had a good view of a western tanager, excitedly spotting one feeding in a fir tree next to the parking lot on the group’s way back. After each walk, the number and type of species spotted is entered into a national database, managed by Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, that helps track bird populations throughout the United States. As the seasons change, so do the birds. In the upcoming months, the migratory bird population dwindles, but the year-round species can be plentiful. You might not see a rufous hummingbird, but you can look for an Anna’s hummingbird. Out of a handful of woodpecker species, you’ll most likely spot the downy woodpecker. From sparrows, flickers, finches and chickadees to ducks, osprey and hawks,

the number of wintering species spotted can vary up to about 40. When migratory birds return, groups have reported seeing up to 58 different species in a single walk. “It just illustrates nature’s fascinating canvas of life with migratory birds, waterfowl and yearround birds we’ve found so far,” Dave says.

How to join in Curious to join a walk? The leaders will show you how to listen and look for different species. If you have binoculars, bring them. Dress in layers, since mornings start out cool. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and snacks. The next walks are Thursdays Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, 8–10 a.m. You don’t need a base pass and you can just show up — no registration is needed. Anyone is welcome to join. If you have a disability, call first so the leaders can make special arrangements: 253-606-1398. Eagles Pride Golf Course is just off I-5 at Exit 116 and is open to the public.

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Discover dog-friendly trails close to JBLM By Brittany Catanzaro ou don’t have to go very far to find nature walks perfect for your four-legged Family members to enjoy along with you! September’s a great month to start exploring scenic and easy trails around the area. Keep this list handy for those times you’re itching to get out on a new adventure for the day!

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Bob Bammert Grove Trail Location: Capitol State Forest Time traveling from JBLM: 45 minutes Miles: 1.2 round-trip Elevation gain: 288 feet Pass required: Discover Pass Great trail to hike in any season but the best time to go is in the fall when all the leaves turn orange. The fall foliage is simply stunning. This lightly trafficked and easy trail takes you though a lush, dense forest where your dog can enjoy a lovely walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The short driving distance from base makes this hike absolutely easy to get to.

Coal Creek Falls Location: Cougar Mountain near Newcastle Time traveling from JBLM: 70 minutes Miles: 2.5 round-trip Elevation gain: 269 feet Pass required: None This lush trail is popular for dogs and leads

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to a scenic waterfall. The waterfall flows behind a wooden foot bridge where you can watch and enjoy the view. Best time to visit this waterfall is the spring when the flow is fullest (it’s still a great hike any time of year). The best part about this hike is that if you want to hike further, you can add other trails to your adventure that are right in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park — there are 38 miles of hiking trails from which to choose. Be sure to grab a map of the web-like trails located at the trailhead, and choose which you want to hike (it’s easy to create a loop). Since this area isn’t far from base, you can choose a trail to walk in a day trip and another trail on another day trip. You definitely can make your way to this area more than once to experience other trails.

Porter Creek Falls Location: Capitol State Forest Time traveling from JBLM: 1 hour Miles: 2.2 round-trip Elevation gain: 450 feet Pass required: Discover Pass Next to Porter Creek Campground (where you can camp overnight if you choose) is a gorgeous mossy trail that leads to a little waterfall and rushing river. The hike is easy and perfect for a Family who loves to bring their dog(s) on hikes. If you find yourself wanting to Continued on page 26.


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hike on a rainy day but don’t know where to go, then make Porter Creek Falls your choice. The rain makes the moss pop with vivid color!

Rattlesnake Ledge Location: North Bend near I-90 Time traveling from JBLM: 70 minutes Miles: 4 round-trip Elevation gain: 1,160 feet Pass required: None Hike through a shaded forest, up switchbacks and to a ledge with spectacular views of surrounding mountains and turquoise-colored Rattlesnake Lake down below. You’ll see a stunning view that even your dog can enjoy! Be sure to have your dog on a tight leash and watch kids closely — the ledge at the top is a steep cliff. At 1.9 miles, you’ll encounter a fork with a sign. Go right at the fork and you’ll immediately arrive at the ledge. There are plenty of rocks to sit on to snack and enjoy the view. You and your Family also can have lunch at the picnic tables near Rattlesnake Lake.

Chambers Bay Loop Location: Steilacoom Time traveling from JBLM: 30 minutes Miles: 3.4 loop Elevation gain: 258 feet Pass required: None Hike the loop around Chambers Bay Golf Course that includes the Grandview Trail, Soundview Trail and Central Meadow Outer Loop to view the entire park. You also have the option of walking the catwalk above the train tracks to get panoramic views of Puget Sound

and Anderson, McNeil and Fox islands. This Family-friendly trail is entirely paved, so it’s great for strollers. The location also includes a playground huge grass lawn. Enjoy the beach at sunset as the sky over the Olympic Mountain Range turns shades of orange and pink!

Little Mashel Falls Location: Eatonville Time traveling from JBLM: 1 hour Miles: 4.5 round-trip Elevation gain: 500 feet Pass required: None This hike will keep you and your dog(s) entertained as you hike to three incredible waterfalls: Lower Little Mashel Falls, Little Mashel Falls and Tom Tom Falls. You can walk behind one of the waterfalls, which makes your excursion more exciting. Also enjoy swimming in the nature pools at the base of the falls to cool off in the summer months. Start the trail at Bud Blancher Trail (you can search for the trailhead on online maps). To find the falls: After you park, hike down the dusty path; the trail veers right. You’ll shortly pass a wooden bridge and then a second wooden bridge at 1.5 miles. After the second wooden bridge, find the trail sign on the left and follow that trail through the forest. You’ll know you’re close to the first waterfall when you see two yellow diamond-shaped trail markers on a tree. The markers will lead you to a path; go left down a trail that leads you to the first waterfall. Continue back on the main path and follow the markers to see the next two waterfalls.

Tips for successful hikes with your canine companion • Bring canine first aid supplies in addition to your 10 essentials. • On many trails and lands, dogs are required to be on leash, even if they’re trained for voice control. It’s best to assume that leashes are required when going out on walks. • Now that it’s hunting season, dress your dogs in bright colors (like the hunting orange example on the previous page) and make absolutely certain they stay on-leash. • Be sure to pack out or bury your dog’s waste. Don’t leave a bag of poo alongside a trail. • Yield to other hikers, pulling your dog alongside the trail. Even if you have a super-friendly pet, you cannot predict encounters with others unfamiliar to them in new surroundings. Get more tips about hiking with your dogs at wta.org/dogs.

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With this trip list, you can plan your epic outdoor adventure trips into fall! Gear and transportation are included. Join JBLM’s outdoor experts on adventures of a lifetime. Details and registration are available at JBLMmwrRegistration.com.

SEPTEMBER Sunday, Sept. 1

Photography 101

$40

Sunday, Sept. 8

Whale watching

$135

Sept. 13–15

Smith Rocks climb*

$300

Saturday, Sept. 14

Leavenworth Fall Wine Walk

$110

Saturday, Sept. 21

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$115

Sunday, Sept. 22

Fall photography

$50

Sunday, Sept. 22

Crag climbing night at North Bend

$95

Saturday, Sept. 28

Olympic Peninsula astrophotography

$75

OCTOBER Saturday, Oct. 5

Photography 101

$40

Sunday, Oct. 6

Photoshop editing

$40

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Kayak skills class

$40

Saturday, Oct. 19

Explore Victoria, B.C.

$115

Sunday, Oct. 27

Oregon waterfall tour

$70

Trip locations subject to change or cancelation based on weather and other environmental conditions. *Mandatory pretrip meeting; see dates at JBLModr.com. JBLModr

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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 program assistants for Before- and AfterSchool programming and child care. Other positions include a variety of food service workers, food and beverage attendants, cooks, recreation assistants, recreational aids, custodial workers and more.

• Access to outdoor recreation areas (skeet and trap range, ATV course, 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.

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.

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LOOK FOR UPCOMING JOB FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS on Facebook and at JBLMmwr.com. CYS & BOD Job Fairs are held at Eagles Pride Golf Course, off I-5 at Exit 116 — open to the public! Bring your Social Security card and birth certificate or passport and names and phones of four references. Submit two paper applications at the job fair.

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FOCUS Youth

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CYS helps youth find their potential Parent Central Services is at 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar Avenue), Lewis Main; 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 6398 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main; 253-967-2405. Visit JBLMmwr.com under CYS for more information.

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By Lauren Finnegan, JBLM Public Affairs hen JBLM youth, Christian Ashford, saw the great strides his friend and 2018 Pacific Military Youth of the Year, Katie Wilton, was making in her fight to combat homelessness, he knew he wanted to follow in her footsteps and make a difference. Now a year later, Christian has done that — not only making a difference with his campaign to combat teen bullying, but with his win at the 2019 Boys & Girls Club of America Pacific Military Youth of the Year celebration in San Diego in July. “I was in complete shock when I heard them call my name,” Christian says about his win. “It was one of the most impactful moments of my life so far, and it was an amazing experience.” To make it to regionals, Christian had to compete in and win the JBLM Military Youth of the Year as well as the Washington State Military Youth of the Year competitions. Each round consisted of a written essay, speech and an interview focused on how they’re making an impact among their peers. Christian’s impact has been his commitment to end teen bullying. The idea for this initiative came to him during a conversation with a peer while at the Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone where he’s a member of the Boys & Girls Club. “One of the [club members] was acknowledging that bullying was a problem in their school and I really took inspiration from the conversation,” Christian says. “I took it upon myself to start

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the Bully Proof initiative and create the Bully Box. If there’s something that [students] need to report or they saw bullying, but they weren’t comfortable talking to the teachers about, they can now write it down and put it in the box.” Charissa Lizama, program specialist at Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone, says that the Bully Box is having a positive effect on the teens at the center. “We want the kids that are being bullied to say something and to have their own voice,” Charissa says. “Today when I peeked in, there were about 10 notes, which will help us to stop [the bullying]. This is the perfect thing that we need in here.” Christian also does speaking engagements for elementary school aged children in an attempt to stop bullying before it starts. At each event, he hands out Bully Survival Kits

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that include resources, tips and treats to help the children remember the event. “After my first speech, I realized I needed something to stick with the kids other than just talking to them,” Christian says. “I needed something that they’ll remember after I leave. So I came up with tips like, ‘Don’t be a DumDum, bullying is not smart,’ ‘Be a Smartie, don’t bully,’ and included those candies to go along with it.” “If I win National Military Youth of the Year, I’m going to spread the Bully Boxes to all the military affiliated Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation.” Editor’s update: Christian traveled to Washington, D.C., in August where he competed in the 2019 National Youth of the Year competition. Even though he didn’t win nationals, he’ll still be continuing his anti-bullying campaign.


Sports develop self-esteem, team-building skills Sign up now for upcoming youth sports Take advantage of youth sports activities for your up-and-coming athletes! Kids can learn a new team sport or work on improving their game. Here’s a quick lineup of registration deadlines: • SOWA bowling registration is open through Tuesday, Sept. 3. The cost is $60 per youth ages 8–18. The parent meeting and practices start Thursday, Sept. 5 and the season ends Thursday, Nov. 10. • Funky Fit Academy for ages 9–18 costs $40 per youth. Registration is open through Thursday, Sept. 5. The parent meeting and practices are Tuesday Sept. 10. The season ends Thursday, Oct. 31. • Register youth ages 7–18 through Monday, Sept. 9 for The First Tee Golf camps 1 or 2; the cost is $40 per youth. Practices for Camp 1 are Tuesdays, Sept. 10–Oct. 22 at Eagle’s Pride Golf Course, 4–5:30 p.m. Practices for Camp 2 are Thursdays, Sept. 12–Oct. 24 at

Whispering Firs Golf Course, 4–5:30 p.m. • Sign up youth ages 5–6 for The First Tee Golf Camps 3 through Monday, Sept. 9 for $25 per child. Practices are Thursdays, Sept. 12–Oct. 24 at Eagle’s Pride, 4–5 p.m. Basketball and cheerleading sign-ups are opening in October! Check online at JBLMcysRegistration.com for registration details and updates.

We need your energy for youth sports! Do you come to all your child’s games or meet 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 details, stop by the Youth Sports office at 6398 Garcia Blvd., (Lewis Main). The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Questions? Call 253-967-2405.

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Build a home business in child care Earn money while helping JBLM Families Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base at JBLM, become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and their Families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free business resources. You also can take your business with you to your next duty station. Learn about FCC at the Tuesday, Sept. 24 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office (no children allowed at the orientation due to space/discussion topics). Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the orientation. All classes

are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-967-3039.

‘Play to Learn’ Get in on learning & play with kiddos The Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows parent-and-child play centers Wednesdays starting Sept. 25! The fun is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Escape Zone is located at McChord Field, 841 Fairway Rd. (off Lincoln Boulevard). Call 253-982-8590 for more information. Raindrops & Rainbows is located at Lewis North, 8179 American Lake Blvd. For more information, call 253-966-4802.

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Fall library fun’s a blast Enjoy events at Grandstaff & Book Patch 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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Fun clubs for boys & girls Book Patch Library invites you to monthly clubs with fun activities to help build confidence, creativity and friendships: • SuperGirls Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 7–11 can join in on hands-on activities Sept. 10 to friendship bracelets with the best! • Mudspots & Robots Boys Club is open to boys of all ages for engaging activities the third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. Take the cobra-weave challenge Sept. 17!

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 the first Tuesday of each month, 4–5 p.m. This month, we’ll meet Sept. 3 for unique personalized umbrella designs.

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Participants can uncover interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking with projects. Plan to enjoy Ozobot fun Sept. 5!

‘Gamers Guild’ for Families Want a night out of free fun? Visit Grandstaff Library the fourth Friday of each month to play board games, cards and video games! This month, drop in Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to play Ticket to Ride and learn about Pathfinder Dungeons and Dragons. No registration is needed.

McChord Library events New Teen Filmmakers Production Crew Youth ages 11 and older can join the brandnew McChord Teen Film Production Crew at McChord Library! We’ll meet on Mondays at 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 9 to learn the art of filmmaking and creating our own independent short films step by step. Come join us!

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 learn beginner coding concepts to create their own unique projects that will stretch the imagination and provide hours of fun! No experience is necessary. Computers will be provided Sept. 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is required and begins Friday, Sept. 6. Register at JBLMlibraries.com or call 253-982-3454.

Check out our craft crates Want to try out a new craft? Come into our design studio and choose from a variety of crafts when you check out one of McChord Library’s free craft crates — bath bombs, cake decorating, crocheting, knitting, bead weaving and making chain-mail!

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Stop by this week to check out a new craft!

Book a tech expert for free Are you puzzled by new devices, downloads and software? Get one-on-one help with your technology questions at the McChord Library. We’re here to: • Assist you with digital resources, such as library’s e-books or audiobooks. • Help you get familiarized with your phone, laptop or tablet. • Help you better learn your software. Book a one-hour session with a tech expert at McChord Library to get started!


Tech help is offered Mondays at 3 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m. Call McChord Library at 253-982-3454 for more information and to make an appointment.

Joint library activities 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. 6) and the second Friday of the month (Sept. 13) at Book Patch

Library. We provide the Lego sets, and you provide the imagination! Registration is required for McChord Library at JBLMlibraries.com starting one week prior, or call 253-982-3454. No registration is needed at Book Patch.

Check out free wi-fi hotspots On the go or planning a vacation and need internet connectivity? Check out a free wi-fi hotspot with your library card or place one on hold and we’ll email you when it’s ready for pickup. Each checkout is limited to one week with no renewals. Stop by today! JBLMmwr.com

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Book clubs for adults Take part in 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. at McChord Library. This month’s meeting is Sept. 11 to discuss “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink. A limited number of copies are available; register in person at McChord Library to receive a copy. Check out next month’s selection in time for our Oct. 9 meeting.

Attend Afterthought book club Come to Grandstaff Library on the fourth Thursday of every month for our Afterthought adult book club. We’re exploring books from all genres and discovering new books to enjoy in this allinclusive book club. Plan to join us Sept. 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room to discuss “Soul Music” by Terry Pratchett.

Family reading fun Bring kiddos to free storytime Bring your prereaders to McChord Library Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a storytime with free crafts and activities.

Enjoy storytimes at Book Patch Book Patch Library is introducing two new monthly reading events! Come join us for: • Kinder-Ready Storytime that meets every Tuesday, 10:30–11:30 a.m., developing essential skills to prepare children ages 3–5 for kindergarten. • A Family storytime that meets each Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all ages.

See what Kids’ Book Club is all about Youth in grades 3–5 can join us at McChord Library’s monthly Kids’ Book Club. Read fun books and meet fun people! The Kids’ Book Club meets Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. to discuss “Love, Ruby Lavender” by Deborah Wiles. Check out a copy from the front desk!

Join us for Yoga Storytime Ages 3–5 can come join other youngsters at McChord Library 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’ll meet Sept. 27. Yoga mats are provided; space is limited. Registration is required at JBLMlibraries.com and begins one week prior.

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FOCUS Military & Family

Build resilience, life skills with DPFR Speaker brings story of hope

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.

September is Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month, which brings education and awareness of treatment options for combat stress, posttraumatic stress, depression, substance abuse and other behavioral issues. In partnership with the Patriot Support Program Anti-Stigma Campaign, author Herschel Walker is coming to JBLM to share his story of hope, as he has been doing since the release of his 2008 memoir, “BREAKING FREE: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder” at numerous military installations with thousands of Service members and their Families. Join us at your choice of presentations Tuesday, Sept. 10. The first session is at 9 a.m. at the Carey Theater (Lewis Main) and the second is at 1 p.m. at the McChord Theater (McChord Field). Herschel Walker will speak about his personal journey, followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity. Attendees are welcome to bring memorabilia to sign (limit one autograph per person). For more information, visit JBLMdpfr.com. To learn more about Herschel Walker’s journey or the Patriot Support Program, visit PatriotSupportProgram.com.

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Sunday, Sept. 29 is nationally known as Gold Star Mother’s and Family Recognition Day, 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 child in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces. DPFR’s Survivor Outreach Services is recognizing Gold Star

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Mothers and Families at a free event Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Washington Army National Guard Aviation Readiness Center (by Stone Education Center at 6224 2nd Division Dr., Lewis Main). We’re partnering with SOS coordinator Sarah Vargo at Camp Murray to provide Families a tour of the aviation center and enjoy

conversations, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. To attend, sign up at gold-star-mothersfamily-recognition-day-2019.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 253-966-5047. JBLMmwr.com

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Keep Family aware of busy schedule Welcome to the time of year when school’s in session and fall activities are beginning! How does your Family keep track of everything there is to see and do? A Family calendar can be a great way for everyone to be aware of what’s happening, so keeping routines and making plans is a breeze. Placing the calendar in a common space can help everyone know what to expect from each day, week, and month. Come see us at the Families OverComing Under Stress program to learn how to put your Family calendar together and to learn other skills to make the school transition an A+. FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. Call 253-966-6390 for more information, or email JBLM@focusproject.org. You may also visit online at FocusProject.org or fb.com/FOCUSresiliencytraining.

Financial emergency? Call AER Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private, nonprofit organization created to help Service members and their Families who experience financial emergencies. AER provides funds to help with immediate financial needs, such as rent, utilities, emergency travel or other need. AER also provides emergency funds to Service members’ orphans and surviving spouses, plus undergraduate scholarships. Make an appointment with AER online at JBLMfrp.timetap.com.

Become an AER rep Are you interested in becoming an Army Emergency Relief representative for your unit? If the answer is yes, inform your chain of command and stop by the JBLM AER office at Waller Hall for more information. As a representative, you’ll receive information and materials to provide to your unit, keeping them up to date on the most recent

information, campaigns and current events. To learn more, visit JBLM.armymwr.com/ programs/AER. For the latest information, visit twitter.com/aerhq or fb.com/AERHQ.

Sign up for “Behind Closed Doors” speaking event In honor of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DPFR Family Advocacy Program presents “Behind Closed Doors” with Susan Still (as seen on “20/20” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show”) at McChord Theater Friday, Oct. 25, 1–3:30 p.m. Susan Still speaks on behalf of those whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. She’s a survivor of 24 years of abuse by her former husband, Ulner Still. In their unique case, Justice John F. O’Donnell handed him 36-year sentence in December 2004 (a landmark for New York State), the longest sentence given for the crime of domestic violence where the victim survived. Instrumental in the conviction was a video Ulner had their oldest son record while he was abusing Susan. More information on Susan can be found at elitespeakersinternational.com/susan-still. Join JBLM’s Family Advocacy Program in this important event to increase and spread awareness about domestic violence and learn how you can help yourself and others to prevent the devastating effects of domestic violence in our communities. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is available on first-come, first-served basis at JBLM-dvam-2019-susan-still.eventbrite.com Sept. 1–Oct. 24 (those needing a base pass must register by Monday, Oct. 21). For more information on FAP services, call 253-967-5901 or visit JBLM.armymwr.com/ programs/FAP. Confidential victim advocacy services are available through the JBLM’s FAP Installation Victim Advocate 24/7 Safeline at 253-966-SAFE (7233). JBLMmwr.com

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Check out our events & classes DPFR classes and events are free — take advantage of as many as you can! For more classes and briefings, call us at

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.

Event

Date

For details

Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-6338/2590

Career Skills Brief

Mondays

253-966-8116

Toddler Play Group

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Toddler Mindfulness

First & Third Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Talk & Play

Wednesdays

253-967-5901

Hawk Hiring & Career Events

Wednesdays & Fridays

253-967-5599

Baby Play Group

Thursdays

253-967-5901

Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 17

253-967-2590

SFRG Funds Custodian (evening)

Tuesday, Sept. 17

253-967-3397

Love & Logic Step-parenting

Sept. 17, 19

253-967-5901

Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce

Sept. 18, Oct. 2

253-967-5901

Soldier & Family Readiness Liaison Training

Wednesday, Sept. 18

253-967-3397

Preretirement Briefing

Sept. 19, Oct. 17

253-966-5883

LinkedIn 360

Thursday, Sept. 19

253-477-9675

Reentry Briefing

Sept. 19, Oct. 3

253-967-3633/2590

Care Team (evening)

Monday, Sept. 23

253-967-3397

JBLM Career Summit

Sept. 24-25

253-967-5599

AFFTB Military Knowledge

Sept. 24–25

253-967-3659

SFRG Leadership (day)

Sept. 25 & 26

253-967-3397

What to Expect Before Marriage

Sept. 24, 26

253-967-5901

Hawaii Briefing

Tuesday, Oct. 1

253-967-6338/2590

Smooth Move Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 1

253-967-3628

Volunteer Orientation Training

Thursday, Oct. 3

253-967-2324

VMIS Organizational Point of Contact Training

Thursday, Oct. 3

253-967-2324

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Oct. 7

253-967-6338/2590

Healthy Communication

Monday, Oct. 7

253-967-5901

Key Contact (evening)

Monday, Oct. 7

253-967-3397

ACT Men

Oct. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30

253-967-5901

Financially Fit

Wednesday, Oct. 9

253-967-1453

USCIS

Wednesday, Oct. 9

253-967-3633

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Oct. 10

253-477-9675

Recipe for Positive Parenting

Thursday, Oct. 10

253-967-5901

SFRG Leadership (evening)

Oct. 10, 17 & 24

253-967-3397

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