The following holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSA) are planned:
July 4, Independence Day
July 5, DONSA
Aug. 30, DONSA
Sept. 2, Labor Day
Oct. 11, DONSA
Oct. 14, Columbus Day (observed)
Celebrate Freedom Fest
Celebrate Independence Day at Cowan and Memorial stadiums on Lewis Main Thrusday at Freedom Fest starting at noon. Its open to the public and offers a day of fun, food, Classy Chassis Car Show, carnival rides, games, stage entertainment, Taj Mahal stage show headliner and fireworks at dark.
Find the complete schedule at JBLMmwr.com/freedomfest.
The general public must use I-5 Exit 119. Photo identification is required. Persons and items are subject to inspection.
Register for youth baseball camp
Register now for CYS Services youth Athletic Training Baseball Camp Saturday. The participation fee is $20 for youth ages 5 to 18. Register at CYS Services Parent Central, Building 2295, 12th and Bitar or through WebTrac at JBLMmwr.com.
For more information, call CYSS at 253-967-2977.
Earn up to $2K a month
Looking for a fun, rewarding job? 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 child care while in training and free resources for your business.
Learn about FCC at the July 9 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office in Building 2013B.
Full-day training classes meet weekdays following the orientation. FCC will provide free child care during the training classes.
For more information, call the FCC office at 253-967-3039.
Get in on the Bistros July specials
Try these 5 to 9 p.m. specials during July:
Thursdays, get two specialty 12-inch pizzas, Caesar salad for two and a pitcher of soda (with a free refill) for $20.
Fridays, two specialty pasta dishes for $20 includes side salad or soup for two.
Try two specialty burgers Saturdays, with fries and a nonalcoholic beverage for $15.
The Bistro at Russell Landing is located at the marina on American Lake at Lewis North. Call 253-964-2813 to order ahead.
Congratulate WLC graduates
The Henry H. Lind NCO Academy is proud to announce the graduation of the Warrior Leader Course Class 008-13, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Carey Theater. For details, call 253-967-7650.
Buy or sell at McChord garage sale
Come buy or sell home treasures at the McChord Community Centers Garage Sales July 13 and Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Exchange and Firestone.
Spaces are free for sellers; arrive early and bring your own table.
For more information, call the McChord Community Center at 253-982-0718.
Sign up for Sounders FC camp
Register now for a special youth Sounders FC Summer Camp July 29 to Aug. 2 at Cowan Stadium, JBLM Lewis Main. The camp is designed for beginners to intermediates ages 4 to15.
Register through soundersfc.com/camps where youll find costs, times and registration forms.
The camp encourages good technical habits and decision making while promoting a healthy and fun lifestyle. A Sounders FC player will be on hand to sign autographs and talk with the youth.
Participate in Seafair celebration
Seafair Torchlight Parade & Fun Run will be held July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seattle Center.
Receive 20 precent military discount on registration when using promo code: TLRMILDIS13. Indicate what service you represent when you register.
The Seafair Torchlight Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the service with the most runners.
Seafair Weekend featuring Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Race and Boeing Air Show Aug. 3 and 4 at Seattles Genesee Park on Lake Washington. Watch the fast race boats, spectacular Patriots Jets performing over water and wakeboarders showing off tricks and jumps, all while enjoying food, music, festival activities, beer gardens, zip line, waterslide and more!
For more info, go to www.seafair.com/military.
The 2013 Lancer reunion will be held Sept. 20 to 22 on JBLM. The intent of the Lancer Reunion is to bring everyone together and to give Lancer members an opportunity to spend time together visiting the old stomping ground Joint Base Lewis - McChord.
Reconnect with former battle buddies and their family.
For more information, call 253-966-6446.
Watch free outdoor movie
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Movie at the Beach at Shoreline Park Saturday. Escape From Plant Earth is showing on the outdoor screen. For more details or weather updates, call 253-967-9210.
Register for Fitness Boot Camp
Not fit? Looking to get in shape? Join Jensen Family Health and Fitness Centers free Fitness Boot Camp shape-up program.
The class is limited to 20 participants and is designed for less-fit individuals who want a jump-start to a new fitness program.
Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 1-Aug. 9. For sign-up info, check with Jensens front desk or call 253-967-5975.
Jensen features new equipment
The newly remodeled Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor track and new CYSS hourly care center inside. For more information, call 253-967-5975.
New hours at the Exchanges
The hours of operation for the Exchanges on both JBLM Lewis Main and McChord Field have changed. The McChord Exchange, is now open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Lewis Main Exchange will be open from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Direct questions to Patrick McGhee, JBLM Army & Air Force Exchange Service general manager at 253-964-5955 or 5956.
Golf scrambles are back
CGs Payday Scrambles are back at Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride golf courses. If youre an ID cardholder, you and your friends can enter five-person scrambles on the following Fridays with a 1 p.m. shotgun start: Aug. 2 at Whispering Firs; today and Sept. 6 at Eagles Pride.
The cost is $30 per person and includes your greens fee, cart rental and a chance to win prizes.
You can enter as a team or be placed on a team if you enter individually. The entry deadline is the Wednesday prior to the date. For more information, call Whispering Firs at 253-982-4927 or Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522.
Get involved in summer reading
All ages are invited to sign up for the JBLM Libraries summer reading program. Activities are planned for children and their parents, plus preteens, teens and adults throughout the summer.
Register at the McChord Library or Book Patch Library inside Grandstaff Library starting Monday.
For more information, call the McChord Library at 253-982-3454 or Book Patch Library at 253-967-5533.
Play at the Warrior Zone
Theres plenty to do at the Warrior Zone at Lewis North. Catch all the college and pro hoops in the Warrior Zone on your choice among 53 TVs. Tuesdays play in eight-ball tourneys; Wednesdays get in on Texas Hold em and table games; find Xbox challenges Thursdays and see free movies in the theater room.
The Warrior Zone is at the corner of 17th and D streets. Call 253-477-5756 for more info.
Open to ages 18 and older only.
JBLM sustainable forests certified
Most of JBLMs forested lands have been certified since 2002 as a sustainable forestry operation by the nonprofit Forest Stewardship Council (http://us.fsc.org).
JBLM was the first federal ownership in the U.S. to receive certification, demonstrating the installations commitment to forest management practices that consider environmental, economic, and social benefits and impacts in the context of military training. Certification lasts five years.
The first installation recertification came in 2007 and the second in 2012, which lasts until 2017.
For information, visit https://sustainablefortlewis.army.mil/AnnualReports.asp or call 253-966-6446.
Compete in Deuces Wild triathlon
JBLM Sports & Fitness presents the Deuces Wild Triathlons July 20 and August 17. Swim, bike and run your way to glory as you compete for the coveted crown. The July 20 triathlon is a sprint distance and the August 17 triathlon is an Olympic distance. Both are at Shoreline Park on American Lake and on trails at Lewis North. Entry categories are elite, age group or relay team.
Register online at JBLMmwr.com/races. For more information, call 253-967-4768.
Join the Military Service Parade
The Military Service Parade in Tacoma will spotlight notable active duty and retired military personnel, and feature marching units, community floats, select high school bands, Reserve Officers Training Corps and JRTC units, veteran organizations, motorcycle units and veterans groups. Times, parade routes and road closures will be announced soon. Event updates and application instructions can be found at thedaffodilfestival.org/military-parade-ap/ or call Steve James at 253-840-4194.
Post office open on Lewis North
The 593rd Sustainment Brigade and 22nd Human Resources Company have teamed to offer full postal services to units, service members and families on JBLM Lewis North. The Lewis North satellite post office in Building 12324 at 19th Street and 32nd Division Drive, is open to everyone with JBLM access, offering sale of stamps and money orders; standard post office supplies including flat rate boxes, express envelopes and customs forms. It accepts delivery of all categories. Cash or credit cards accepted. Open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed weekends, DONSAs and federal holidays. For information, call 253-967-5094.
Put down that cell
Law Enforcement personnel are issuing district court violation notices for using cell phones while driving on JBLM.This will require the violator to pay a $75 fine or go to court to argue before the magistrate judge. Those who opt to continue using cell phones while driving must use a hands-free device to avoid a ticket. Repeat offenders risk losing installation driving privileges.
Join Parent Advisory Committee
Child, Youth and School Services is planning a Parent Advisory Committee meeting July 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Habañero Mexican Grill at Whispering Firs Golf Course, McChord Field. For information, call 253-967-6485.
Free massage for veterans
Olympia health clinic is offering free chiropractic and massage therapy services to service members and veterans within the first year of their redeployment. The clinic specializes in chiropractic and massage therapy, but offers other health services. It is located at 2401 Bristol Court SW, Suite A-102 in Olympia, Wash.
For details or appointments, call 360-350-0539.