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Community Ledger, Sept. 27

Published: 02:30PM September 26th, 2013


The following holidays and days of no scheduled activities (DONSA) are planned:
• Oct. 11, DONSA

• Oct. 14, Columbus Day (observed)

• Nov. 8, DONSA

Celebrate Oktoberfest at JBLM

Come out for the annual Oktoberfest party in the MWR Fest Tent at Lewis Main Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll see more games for kids, such as free hay rides, foam sword matches and pony rides. Participate in the Volksmarch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to work up a big appetite, dance to live stage-band entertainment and enjoy German food and beverages. Get the complete menu and schedule of entertainment at

Exercise for heroes kick-off event

Exercise for Heroes is an opportunity for Airmen and Soldiers to exercise and win prizes for doing so. The kick-off event is scheduled for Oct. 10 at the McChord Field Theatre from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be information on fitness and nutrition, Lung Age testing and a presentation by Joanna Cummings, motivational speaker and author.

Attend domestic violence conference

Sign up for the Army Community Service’s Domestic Violence conference Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lewis North Chapel, Bldg. 11621 South Drive and 12th Street, Lewis North.

Guest speaker is Anne Munch, an attorney with 25 years of experience as a career prosecutor and advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Munch is a subject matter expert for the U.S. military; she is a trainer of law enforcement, prosecution and victim advocate audiences in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Lunch is provided for the first 200 registrants.

To register or for more details, call 253-967-5940 /5901.

Henry H. Lind NCO Academy in-processing

The Warrior Leader Course class 010-13 will in-process October 7 at 5:50 a.m. in the student parking area adjacent to building 5999. Sponsors must be present at 7 a.m. at building 5995.

Shop commissary on Easy Monday

The JBLM commissary has resumed normal operating hours. Mondays offer special savings through Monday-only promotions to include meat, produce, grocery, and deli items.

Rent textbooks

Why buy textbooks when you can rent them for less? Rent books from the MWR Bookstore online at For more information visit the MWR Bookstore inside Stone Education Center at 6242 Colorado Ave., room B114, at Lewis Main or call 253-964-8185.

Supervisor Resource Center

The Supervisor Resource Center is an online clearinghouse developed to put Air Force tools and no-cost resources for supervisory and leadership development at your fingertips 24x7.

The SRC offers learning programs for emerging leaders and supervisors centered around Air Force institutional competencies. Included are AF e-Learning courses, books, simulations, skillbriefs, and job-aids.

Courses include an assessment tool to provide a focused learning experience.

The center’s resources are tailored to three levels: emerging leaders, first time supervisors, and seasoned supervisors. Included are learning and development roadmaps to help supervisors develop their employees; links to mandatory supervisory training course registration for new supervisors; access to hundreds of AF e-Learning courses, books, video challenges, Business Impact series learning tools, simulations, and links to professional sites such as the Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard Business School, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Leadership Now and Forbes; and video snippets from Air Force leaders discussing leadership and supervision.

The SRC is a no-cost resource for development tools for future Air Force leaders.

Access the SRC via the Air Force Portal. At the Portal Main Page, select the “Life and Career” tab followed by the “Force Development” pull down. On the left navigation, select “Supervisor Resource Center.”

Funded legal education program

The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program.

Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense.

Selected officers will attend law school beginning the Fall of 2014 and will remain on active duty while attending law school.

Interested officers should review Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility.

This program is open to commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain.

Applicants must have at least two, but not more than six, years of total active Federal service at the time legal training begins.

Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2004) and is non-waivable.

Eligible officers interested in applying should immediately register for the earliest offering of the Law School Admission Test.

Applicants must send their request through command channels, to include the officer’s branch manager at AHRC, with a copy furnished to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Ms. Yvonne Caron-Rm 2B517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310, to be received by Nov. 1. Submission of the application well in advance of the deadline is advised. Interested officers should contact the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at 253-477-1900 for further information.

Served in the Army’s second division?

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who has ever served in the Army’s 2nd ID at any time. For information about the association contact Bob Haynes at, call 224-225-1202, of visit

Commissaries resume normal hours

Military commissaries worldwide are back to normal operating schedules.

Find information about changes to local operating schedules at, Click on the “Locations” tab, then “Alphabetical Listing” to locate the store, and click on “Local Store Information.”

Services for the JBLM Buddhist Community

Join us at the North Fort Chapel every Thursday evening for Buddhist meditation and Dharma talk, 5:45-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7 p.m. respectively.

The meditation is focused on control of thought formation for stress reduction and Dharma talk includes The Eight Fold Nobe Path and The Four Noble Truths.

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.

Shop at the outlets

Serious bargain hunters will enjoy a day of shopping at Seattle Premium Outlet Mall in Marysville. Stores include The North Face, Oakley Vault, Banana Republic and Chico’s. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk will bring you to Tulalip Resort Casino. Cost: $35. For more information, call 253-967-6263.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Leavenworth

Experience Oktoberfest in the beautiful Bavarian village of Leavenworth. Enjoy live music, German food, arts and crafts, a Bavarian clothing sale and activities for the entire Family. Cost: $50. For more information, call 253-967-6263.

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.

EAP now at McChord Field

The Employee Assistance Program is now available at JBLM McChord Field, at 555 Barnes Blvd (CE Building).

The EAP is a free, confidential information, referral and consultation service for adult living issues available to DOD civilian employees, retired military personnel, and family members of active duty service members and retirees. For class schedules, appointments or information email or call 253-982-5815.

New preschool program in Steilacoom

A new preschool program at Steilacoom Cooperative Preschool offers a 25 percent monthly discount to active duty military families.

In a cooperative preschool the parents work alongside the teacher to ensure that each child benefits fully from the curriculum.

The tuition is affordable because of parent participation. Every parent is important to the success of the program. For more information, visit or call 253-905-6009.

Northwest Guardian goes interactive

Join the community dialogue. Answer our “Straight Talk” question on A4, and send your best photo of life on the installation for “JBLM Snapshots.” Send submissions to

Teen zone hosts father daughter dance

Attend the Father-Daughter dance at Lewis Main’s Teen Zone Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. CYSS registration required.

Crafters wanted for holiday bazaar

Are you a crafter or artist looking to sell your hand-crafted items?

Sell your creations at the McChord Community Center’s Holiday Bazaar Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For entry details, call 253-982-0718.

Watch NFL Sunday Ticket

You have three great places at JBLM to watch NFL Sunday ticket games: The Caddy Shack at Eagles Pride Golf Course, the Warrior Zone and the Heroes Lounge inside Cascade Community Center.

Enter ”you made the grade” sweepstakes

Stop by the manager’s office at either Lewis or McChord Exchanges, present your valid military ID and recent report card showing a B average or better.

Receive a coupon booklet with savings on videos, music, food and more, plus enter to win up to a $2,000 AAFES gift card.

Youth basketball and cheerleading

Register youth ages 5 to 15 through Oct. 18 for CYS Services youth basketball, Lil Dribblers basketball and cheerleading. Each sport costs $55 per child.

Register at CYS Serivces Parent Central, 2295 12th and Bitar at Lewis Main or at 578 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field. Download and fill out forms from JBLM under WebTrac/online registration. CYS Services.

For more information, call CYS Services at 253-967-2977.

Free computer training

Build skills in selected Microsoft technologies and earn an industry-recognized certification through the Elevate America’s Veterans program.

Training is self-paced and conducted online via any Internet-connected computer.

To receive a voucher/access code, you must be a King or Pierce County resident and a military veteran or veteran’s spouse.

To find out more, visit

Free massage for veterans

Olympia health clinic is offering free chiropractic and massage therapy to service members and veterans within the first year of their redeployment.

For details or appointments, call 360-350-0539.

Free dental care day for veterans

Veterans who have been deployed and their spouse, who don’ t have dental insurance and are in financial need, are invited to participate in the Free Dental Care Day, Nov. 9. Event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 22516 SE 64th PI, Issaquah, Wash.

Must have DD214 form and award letter. For more information, call Dr. Theresa Cheng, Issaquah Periodontics, at 425-392-8992. Limited availability.

Play at the Warrior Zone

There’s plenty to do at the Warrior Zone at Lewis North. Catch all the college and pro hoops on your choice among 53 TVs. Tuesdays – play in eight-ball tourneys; Wednesdays, 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 information. Ages 18 and older.

Register for Fitness Boot Camp

Not fit? Looking to get in shape? Join Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center’s 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.

The three-per-week classes are currently full.

For information on future sessions, check with Jensen’s front desk or call 253-967-5975.