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Community Newsletter Community Newsletter JBLM | September 2018

Lewis-McChord Communities | December 2019

Feature Story

Living Green

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Community Events page 3

Featured Story

Tips for Holiday Travel Remember to contact your District Office if you and your family are on travel more than seven days One Week Prior to Vacation: •

Check the weather before your trip and modify any changes needed.

Begin packing and leave room for “day of extras”. Also, over-packing a bit for the kids can help ward off any unexpected trips to your local store.

If taking any animals pack their travel bag; don’t forget their favorite toy!

Check under all sinks, around toilets and outdoor spigots for leaks, if you notice any leaks please call Lincoln at Your Service at 1-888-578-4141 to have the leak repaired before your vacation.

The day or evening before your Vacation: •

Double check all bags for any possible forgotten items.

To assist in unwanted delays at security double check with the airlines regarding what cannot be in your carry-on.

Throw away any foods that will spoil while gone. Take out any trash and unplug all non-essential appliances.

Place timers on a few lights inside and lock all doors and windows.

Lower your thermostat to a minimum of 68 degrees (in the colder months).

If you live in an area that can freeze over night leave your sink cabinets open and leave your faucet valves with a slow drip.

Living Green

In This Issue Featured Story


Living Green

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Snow and Ice Removal

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Community Events

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Spouses Mixer - December Spouses Mixer - January 2019 Holiday Lights! Seasonal Reminders

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Event Registration

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Calendar of Events

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Caught On Camera

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District Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday 8:30am - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday Closed

Living Green During the Holidays: • Use real dishes and flatware instead of serving food on paper or styrofoam at holiday parties. If there aren’t enough to go around, use recycled paper products or use plastic plates and cups, which can be washed and used many times. • Send an e-card with a photo of your family and a holiday wish, or e-vite if you’re hosting a party (this saves paper and postage). • Reduce wrapping by making it a part of the gift. Put presents in baskets, terra cotta garden pots or a reusable shopping bag. • Use LED lights instead of conventional lights. • Look for gifts with an environmental message: refillable thermos, a nature book, items made from recycled materials or products with rechargeable batteries.

District Trash Collection Schedule Have your trash cans curbside by 5:30 AM on your designated day Please Note: If your trash day falls on a holiday, pickup may be delayed by one business day

Monday: Evergreen, Madigan, New Hillside Tuesday: Broadmoor, Davis Hill, Greenwood, Parkway Wednesday: All McChord Field

OFFICE CLOSURES & CHANGES All Offices will be closed on December 24th - 26th and January 1st.

Thursday: Beachwood, Beachwood II, Eagleview, Meriwether Landing Friday: Clarkdale, Discovery Village, Hillside, Town Center Centralized Garbage Container Service: • Tuesday: Parkway and Town Center • Friday: Parkway and Clarkdale

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JBLM Main - Bldg. 5290 (12th and Nevada, across from the JBLM Main Commissary)

JBLM McChord Field - Bldg. 516 (South Gate Rd., behind the BX & McChord Field Commissary

JBLM Main - Tue - Sat 0730-1600

JBLM-McChord Field 24/7 Electronic drop off Mon - Sat 0730 - 160

Closed all federal Holidays

JBLM Recycling Outreach Coordinator (252) 966-644


JBLM Snow, Ice And Sanding Plan.

JBLM - Snow, Ice And Sanding Removal Plan


When ice or snow accumulations are imminent, Lewis-McChord Communities staff will be on standby to respond if in fact the weather does affect the roads within the Housing Areas. While in standby mode, we will monitor local news as well as the Joint Base Alerts, so we can provide the quickest response possible to the ever changing conditions. Please keep in mind, LMC does not have staff on site 24 hours a day to assess road conditions; so when conditions change overnight we will respond as quickly as possible in cooperation with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Works. LMC responds with a phased plan addressing current road conditions focused on the most critical areas first, including hills and major intersections. As we implement our plan we will cooperate with installation resources to leverage our assets, helping to provide the safest passage possible for LMC residents and staff. The work order line is always available to our residents providing them an outlet to report issues in their area. LMC may send Red Flag Alerts to our residents providing specific instructions and warnings regarding inclement weather when necessary. All Lewis-McChord Communities residents are automatically registered for the LMH Red Flag alerts. If you have specific phone numbers or emails you would like to receive these alerts, contact your District Office to update your profile. We also encourage our residents to opt into the JBLM Emergency Notification services which is another mode of communication from local authorities, including JBLM Commanders. To stay informed on weather-related notices, join the JBLM Alert System by visiting: For road conditions on JBLM, visit or call the road conditions hotline at 253-967-1733. So that our focus remains on the most critical areas, LMC will not be plowing and/or sanding side streets, rather focusing on major connecting roads, hills and intersections in and out of our communities. If you are concerned with getting from your driveway, please stop to consider other options before you leave your home. Major snow accumulations in the Pacific Northwest are not constant in the winter and can vary considerably. Resources on JBLM and in many of the municipalities surrounding the installation are limited, travel may be limited in many of these areas, so please use caution before deciding to travel away from your home. Monitor Local News and Command communications so that you are making informed decisions on your travel plans. While it is the residents responsibility to perform snow/ice removal at their individual homes and the sidewalks in front of the homes, we will do our best to provide for the safe passage of our residents in and out of the JBLM neighborhoods and respond to resident concerns as resources allow. Be safe this winter season and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Lewis McChord Communites and Lincoln Military Housing.


Community Events

Spouses Mixer: No Spouses Mixer For December

Spouses Mixer: Bingo Night! For January

Resident Event - Holiday Lights! The Week Of December 10th.


Seasonal Reminders Holiday Decorations / Tree Removal Tips / Holiday Trash Schedule Friendly reminder of important tips and dates:

After the holidays when its time to take down the family Christmas tree, LeMay offers free Christmas tree removal. Here are the guidelines to have your tree picked up and disposed of.

Christmas tree pickups will occur during Dec 31-Jan 4. If you choose to leave your tree up after the 4th of January, you can take your tree to the JBLM recycle centers located on Lewis and McChord. You will see two trucks in the communities on your schedule trash day. One truck will be performing normal trash removal, the second will be picking up any trees left on the curb. Please follow these guidelines to have your tree removed by LeMay.

* Only real trees will be removed by LeMay tree removal. * Trees need to be unflocked. * Trees must be cut down to 4ft sections and no bigger than 4� in diameter. * Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and decorations.

The Holidays and Trash pick up: During the holidays LeMay will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. All trash service will be pushed one day to accommodate their holiday schedule. For example: Christmas week. If your trash day is Monday or Tuesday, you will see no change to your service. If your normal trash day is on Wednesday - Friday, because LeMay is closed on Christmas, Wednesday pick up will be pushed to Thursday, Thursday to Friday and Friday to Saturday. Starting Monday, all trash service will return to normal pick up days. 5

Seasonal Reminders Cont. Extended Leave or Vacation from your home When leaving your home for an extended period of time (more than two (2) weeks), a Vacation and Extended Absence Form must be completed and given to your District Office. This form can be picked up at any of our District Offices. Before you leave your home, we strongly recommend that you: 1. Stop mail and newspaper delivery. 2. Leave pets with friends or at a kennel (pets are not allowed to stay in your home during your absence. 3. Unplug all unnecessary appliances such as a TV, coffee maker, or computers. 4. Lock and secure all doors and windows. 5. Turn off water supply line to washing machine.

During winter months: Please call our Customer Service line at 253.912.3500 for special “cold weather” instructions to prevent frozen / broken pipes.

Pet Responsibilities

Pet droppings are odorous, unsightly, and a nuisance. More importantly, they can be a health hazard, especially for children. Therefore, pets must be kept under control so they do not defecate on parade fields, playgrounds, troop formation areas, sidewalks/walkways, common areas, miniature playgrounds of the housing areas, and neighbors' yards. You will immediately clean up droppings when your pet defecates outside of your residence yard. Droppings in your residence, including your yard, will be removed daily. Pet owners are responsible for disposing of their pet's waste, whether the pet is on a leash or in a fenced area.  A pet owner who does not properly dispose of his/her pet's waste will be subject to a fine of $25 for each offense plus $5 per day that the violation persists. With the fall season comes heavy rain, wind and chilly weather. If you have a pet that spends time in the fenced yard, make sure you are taking the best care possible of your four legged family member. * Make sure your pet has shelter from the elements * Make sure your pet has food and water. * Bring your pet in when the weather is extreme. Remember if its too cold for you, its too cold for your pet. Be kind, bring them inside.

Christmas Tree Removal

Christmas tree pickups will occur during Dec 31-Jan 4. If you choose to leave your tree up after the 4th of January, you can take your tree to the JBLM recycle centers located on Lewis and McChord. You will see two trucks in the communites on your schedule trash day. One truck will be performing normal trash removal, the second will be picking up any trees left on the curb. Please see pg 4 for more details.

Community Centers

All Community Centers are for the use of residents of Lewis-McChord Communities exclusively. Any resident in good standing (i.e. no balance owing) of any community may reserve any Community Center for any personal/social event if the center is available at the desired time. All reservations require a security/ cleaning deposit. A Community Center may be reserved for military functions such as FRG meetings, unit picnics, etc. on any available MonThurs. No military functions will be scheduled on Fri-Sun. A housing resident will need to complete the reservation form and bring the security/cleaning deposit at the time the agreement is signed. Request your reservation by visiting your District Office. You will be contacted to continue the reservation process, or call 253-912-2150


Landscaping services are currently included in your rent. On your lawn service day, you will need to ensure that your lawn is free of toys and personal belongings so the mowers can cut your grass. You can have one large non moveable item in your yard such as a swing set or trampoline. Please see your District Office for Outdoor Policies. The mowers will cut within two (2) feet of the item. You will be responsible to cut the grass under and the two (2) feet around the item. You may choose to maintain your own lawn if desired. Contact your Community Office for a sign to put in your window. If the home you live in has a fence either provided or installed by you, you are responsible for the maintenance of your yard. All flowerbeds adjacent to your home are your responsibility to maintain weed-free. Failure to maintain may result in fines. 6


GO Lewis-McChord provides convenient, affordable transportation options. GO Transit

GO Vanpool GO Bike

• Ride for free around JBLM — even weekends! Connect with Sound Transit and Pierce Transit for travel to DuPont, Lakewood, SeaTac Airport, Seattle and more. • Leave your POV at home and save money by commuting to JBLM in a vanpool. • Free bike checkout for use on and around JBLM for up to 14 days for free. Think Green this holiday season! By Cathy Hamilton-Wissmer, Directorate of Public Works

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season so many of us get wrapped up in buying gifts, planning and attending parties and events, or working on holiday decorations that we sometimes forgo the comfort and joy of the season, and forget to consider our impact on the environment as we go about our holiday activities. Here are some simple ways to celebrate an eco-friendly holiday season: • Travel Green. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the most traveled days of the year. There are many simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and travel safely. Checkout for an inexpensive ride to the airport using public transportation. • Celebrate Green. Throw a green holiday party this year and choose fresh and local food, cut down on food waste, and select more environmentally friendly decorations. You can recycle food waste at the JBLM recycling centers! • Give Green. The greenest gifts are those that are durable and easy to repair, recycle or reuse. You can also help your family and friends go green by making responsible purchase choices. Consider giving the gift of your time, or go on an adventure together. Up cycle items, make your own gifts, take your own bags with you when shopping, and recycle all packaging at the JBLM recycling centers. • See Green. Get outside and play. Make time for a walk in the woods, and celebrate the season by getting outside. The shorter days in the Pacific Northwest and the busy holiday season can keep you busy, making time for fresh air and quiet can restore your calm. McKay Marsh trail, across from the Lewis Army Museum, makes a nice easy walk with children and dogs (please keep on leash!). Perhaps the most important tip is: don’t stop your green habits after the holidays. With a little creative thinking and some healthy changes you 7 and your family can make the season of celebration last all year long!

District Information


District Information


District Events Calendar

Lewis-McChord Communities / December 2019 SUN





Eat a red apple day! 8

Advent Begins



Christmas Card Day 15







Santa’s List Day We hope you are on the “nice” list.



Pearl Harbor Day








21 Winter Solstice Day


Lewis-McChord Communities will be closed on Dec 24th - 26th and Jan 1st.

Hanukkah Begins


National Maple Syrup Day





National Human Rights Day 17

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day 22


31 Hanukkah Ends

26 27 Lewis-McChord Communities will Make Cut Out be closed on Dec Snowflakes Day 24th - 26th and Jan 1st.


Jan 1

New Year’s Eve

Lewis-McChord Communities will be closed on Dec 24th - 26th and Jan 1st.



Lewis North District Office


Lewis Main District Office

Lewis West District Office

Lewis East District Office

Broadmoor, Town Center and Clarkdale

Parkway, Davis Hill, Greenwood and Hillside

Discovery Village, Evergreen and New Hillside

Meriwether Landing, Beachwood North, Beachwood South and Eagleview

All McChord and Madigan

BLDG 5133 - Lewis Main Phone: 253-912-3460

BLDG 5133 - Lewis Main Phone: 253-912-3493

BLDG 60100A - Lewis Main Phone: 253-912-3485

BLDG 10400 - Lewis North Phone: 253-912-3475

BLDG 3209 - McChord Field Phone: 253-589-0523

District Manager: Angela Cardosa Maintenance Supervisor: Sean Ryan

District Manager: Amy VanPevenage Maintenance Supervisor: Dale Kimball

District Manager: Lesley Bonnell Maintenance Supervisor: Dale Kimball

District Manager: Jessica Flansburg Maintenance Supervisor: Sean Ryan

District Manager: Kimberly Trammell Maintenance Supervisor: Joe Mavega

McChord District Office


Community Services

Caught On Camera! Save the Date

Spouses Mixer - Advent Calendars Thank you to everyone that participated you made 2019 a great year for us.

Community Services

Spouses Mixer: No Spouses Mixer For December

Email: Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed Saturday and Sunday Community Services Coordinator: Hope Schwickerath Community Services Director: Marcia McDowell

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Community Services Mission Statement Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our military residents through programs designed to strengthen personal connections between neighbors, and to partner with like minded local organizations to support this goal.


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