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Community Ledger, Oct. 11

Published: 01:40PM October 10th, 2013


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

• Oct. 14, Columbus Day (observed)

• Nov. 8, DONSA

Participate in military family forums

The Association of the United States Army holds its Military Family Forums Oct. 21 - 23. All four meetings will be streaming live from You can access the feed from home or at the Family Resource Center on JBLM Lewis Main. The JBLM ACS viewing schedule at the FRC is as follows:
Family Forum I - Oct.21, 10-11 a.m.

Family Forum II - Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Family Forum III - Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Family Forum IV - Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m.

All military family members are welcome to attend. To attend at the FRC, email Limited seating available.

Earn money at home

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 Oct. 22 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.

Win prizes at game night buffet

Come out to the Club at McChord Field for the McChord Community Center’s Buffet and Game Night Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a yummy buffet while you play “One Minute to Win It,” a fast-paced challenge game with prizes for each time you complete the challenge within a minute. The cost is $20 per person; $18 for club members for ages 18 and older only. A cash bar is also available. Advance ticket purchase is required at Leisure Travel Services, 2275 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main or at the Club. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-0718.

JBLM amnesty day

JBLM Amnesty Day is Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at C-5 Mock up East Gate Road. It is recommended you call EOD at 253-967-5800/2400 to turn in ammunition above .50 caliber. All residue will be taken straight to the residue yard.

No questions asked, no fear of prosecution, no investigation, no paperwork required.

Amnesty can always be turned in at the JBLM ASP during normal hours or at any of the amnesty locations on post.

For details, call 253-967-6669/8764.

Go for A Walk in the dark

Enter in the Theatrical Nightmare’s “A Walk in the Dark” at Shoreline Park Oct. 17 - 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. , a not-so-scary event for younger children. For more information, visit

Become a club member and save

Join the Club at McChord Field and save money. All military branches, families, retirees and DOD personnel are eligible to apply for the Chase card for Club dues.

With the Club card, you’ll save 10 percent off a meal of $7 or more at any MWR eatery, Battle Bean coffee drinks, Outdoor Recreation rentals and trips, JBLM golf pro shop gear and golf cart rentals.

You’ll also get free rental bowling shoes at a JBLM bowling center, a framing class at Arts & Crafts Center (with purchase of supplies) the first hour of Auto Skills bay or lift fees, McChord Field Theater popcorn and a monthly meal at the Club.

Pick up an application at the McChord Club or apply at — select McChord as your installation. For additional details, call 253-982-5581.

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 fall 2014 and 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 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 2nd Infantry 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

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 Noble 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. For more information, call 253-964-5955 or 5956.

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.

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Eve service

An Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service will be held on Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel on JBLM Lewis Main. Refreshments will be available in the Fellowship Hall following service.

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

Watch NFL Sunday Ticket

You have two great places at JBLM to watch NFL Sunday ticket games: 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 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 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 is 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.

Celebrate American Indian heritage

The 2013 National American Indian Heritage Month Observance will be held Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carey Theater on JBLM Lewis Main.

For more information, call 253-967-5110.

Uniform for success

The Gary Sinise Foundation is partnering with Jos. A. Bank to offer free suits to qualifying veterans and service members.

In order to qualify for the program proper documentation such as a DD214 form for retired service members or a statement of service for service members still on active duty, plus a copy of the veteran’s driver’s license must be faxed to 818-432-8999.

The suit vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The vouchers may be redeemed by the intended recipient only, are not redeemable for cash value and may not be used to purchase items other than a two-piece Executive Collection suit. Vouchers expire Nov. 11, 2013.