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JBLM plans 2nd virtual town hall

Published: 12:19PM November 1st, 2012

Joint Base Lewis-McChord leadership will hold a virtual town hall Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., to connect community members with installation organizations and agencies.

“The goal is to give the JBLM community access to the installation commander and key leaders,” said Catherine Caruso, JBLM public affairs office new- and social-media manager. “The virtual town hall will provide the opportunity for people to raise issues and know that the installation is taking their concerns to heart.”

The event will be hosted on the JBLM Facebook page at To join, click “Events” on the main JBLM Facebook page, select the virtual town hall event and click “Join” on the event page. Those wishing to ask questions and make comments must first join the event.

Individuals can follow the event without joining, but will not have the ability to ask questions or make comments through the Facebook page. However, questions can also be emailed to, and will be posted to the discussion during the town hall.

JBLM’s first virtual town hall in March drew 130 active participants who asked approximately 90 questions and posted more than 300 comments. Caruso said there were 4,600 JBLM Facebook page views during the event, 10 times more than the daily average.

Next week’s town hall is open to service members, family members and all JBLM employees.

“All members of the community are welcome,” Caruso said.

The JBLM Facebook page comment policy will remain in effect for the town hall event. The PAO reminds service-member participants to use professional standards of conduct and adhere to social media policies established for military personnel. Any comments posted to the site that violate policy will be removed.