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Community Ledger for May 30, 2014

Published: 10:42AM June 2nd, 2014

JBLM FY14 holidays & days of no scheduled activities

July 4 Independence Day

July 7 DONSA

Aug. 29 DONSA

Sept. 1 Labor Day

Madigan pharmacy’s new hours in effect

The Madigan Army Medical Center Main Outpatient Pharmacy has changed its hours. The number of staff members will increase during the new peak customer hours, providing for prompt service. The Madigan Main Outpatient Pharmacy, including the inside walk-up refill window and drive-thru refill pharmacy, will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Madigan Main Outpatient Pharmacy will remain open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on training holidays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

D-day movie free to military and vets

All current and former members of the military will receive free admission from June 6 to 8 at Pacific Science Center exhibit halls to the IMAX film “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944,” narrated by Tom Brokaw. The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944” brings this monumental event to the Science Center’s IMAX screens for the first time ever. The film explores history, military strategy, science, technology and human values. The film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. For more information about this and ongoing military discounts, call 206-443-2001 or visit

Mounts road gate to close to widen road

Mounts Road Gate on JBLM Lewis Main will close for two weeks beginning June 9 for road widening and intersection improvements by WSDOT. Commuters who enter or exit JBLM via Mounts Road Gate will need to use other gates during the construction.

Tacoma ave. closed permanently

Tacoma Avenue on Lewis Main closed permanently last week due to construction. Pierce Avenue is a primary access route to facilities east of 18th and 19th streets, now open to facilitate travel from Colorado Avenue to Pierce Avenue. Speed limit will be posted at 25 mph through the construction areas to minimize danger to motorists and pedestrians.

Army ten-miler tryouts

Army active duty personnel time trials for the formation of the JBLM Army Ten-Miler Team are planned for June 7 and July 12. Arrive at 7 a.m. to check in at Cowan Stadium, Lewis Main. Those selected will attend the Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C. Final team selections need command approval to participate in team training and workouts during normal PT times. For registration information, call the intramural office at 253-967-4768.

JBLM Bus newcomers tour coming soon

The JBLM Bus Tour for newcomers (or anyone who could benefit from a tour of JBLM Lewis Main, North and McChord Field) is invited to attend the next tour June 10, noon-3:30 p.m. starting at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North. The Bus Tour schedule has changed and now follows the Newcomers’ Orientation. The Newcomers’ Orientation, also held at the ALCC, begins at 8 a.m. For more information call 253-982-2695 or 253-967-3628.

Heels & Wheels gala Brazilian Carnivale

Join America’s Car Museum June 7, for an evening jam packed with entertainment, including the smooth sounds of steel drums, an, aerial champagne show, roving stilt dancers and even a samba parade. At this year’s Wheels & Heels Gala, the museum will be transformed to a celebration of Brazilian CARnivale! Gourmet cuisine from El Gaucho; live music from Cambalache Salsa and a dazzling fireworks display from Emerald Queen Casino. The Wheels & Heels annual gala raises funds to support ACM’s mission, including educational programs and the new Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum. We are looking for volunteers for check-in, greeter, raffle sales, check out and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering at CARnivale! and would like to find out more information, contact Jana Wennstrom, Volunteer Coordinator, at or call 253-779-8490.

Sign up for summer reading program

All ages are invited to sign up for the JBLM Libraries’ summer reading program, “Paws to Read.” Activities are planned for children and their parents, plus preteens, teens and adults through July. Everyone who completes the program will be invited to a celebration at its conclusion. Register at the McChord Library or Book Patch Library inside Grandstaff Library starting June 16. For more information, call the McChord Library at 253-982-3454 or Book Patch Library at 253-967-5533.

Father-daughter dance at McChord

Enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Club at McChord Field’s Father-Daughter Dance June 14 from 6:30–9 p.m. Tickets are required; the cost is $17 per couple and $7 per additional daughter. Tickets are available at Leisure Travel Services, 2275 Liggett Ave. at JBLM Lewis Main and Adventures Unlimited, 739 Battery Rd., McChord Field. Dress is semi-formal. No walk-ins allowed at the door. For more details, call 253-982-0718.

International spouse orientation

Adapting to a new country can be challenging for you and your family members. In addition to dealing with the stress associated with a normal relocation, foreign-born family members also face a complete cultural change. Join the AFCS Relocation Readiness Program’s International Spouse Orientation on Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the Waller Hall AFCS Classroom. RSVP by Tuesday to 253-967-3633 or 3550 for information about employment, obtaining a driver’s license, English as a second language and more.

Summer internship for undergrad

The Service to the Armed For-ces Support International will support U.S. service members from every branch, their family members and veterans residing in the Western Washington region in obtaining social services, dealing with unexpected emergencies and working with the public and the military community to educate them on the services available from the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces. Projects include command briefings to service members and their families about Red Cross services, development and implementation of resiliency and disaster preparedness programs and planning Red Cross events.

Qualifications: Undergraduate student with a background in social work, sociology, psychology, communications or public affairs. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. This is an unpaid internship. Contact Brian Wilson, Service to the Armed Forces, Western Washington Region, 253-377-6565.

Summer sunset menu unveiled at bistro

Make a splash at the Bistro with the restaurant’s new Summer Sunset menu. The summer specials are available Fridays and Saturdays from 4–8 p.m. starting June 1. Order appetizers for sharing, fresh garden and soup offerings, special summer-only entrées and light desserts. The Bistro at Russell Landing is located at the end of American Lake Avenue at JBLM-Lewis North. For more information, call 253-964-2813.

Help for military homeowners

JBLM has partnered with “Hope Now” in recent years to bring mortgage refinancing and foreclosure prevention information to military homeowners assigned to JBLM. For information, contact the JBLM Housing Services Office, 253-966-4141, or visit

Housing services hours change

Due to manpower reductions, effective Monday, the Housing Services Office customer service hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hours of operation the fourth Thursday of every month are 8 a.m.-noon. Customers are advised that service wait times could exceed 20 minutes between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. hours due to reduced staffing. We regret the inconvenience. Questions may be directed to the HSO Branch Chief at 253-966-4141.

Tastings at culinary show & competition

Everyone’s welcome to attend a free Food Show & Culinary Competition at American Lake Conference Center Wednesday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The Food Show is open to all, with 15 vendors providing tastings of their products, as well as a live action station from Barilla Pasta. The vendors will be assisting in the Culinary Competition with select ingredients. The Culinary Competition consists of four teams creating an appetizer, entree and dessert to be judged by JBLM’s leadership at 12:45 p.m. These competitors will be creating their meals on Military Field Kitchens and serving the dishes inside ALCC’s Evergreen Ballroom.

Attendees are welcome to watch from a cordoned area while the four teams create their meals. For more details, call 253-964-0331.

Rent a plot at new McChord garden

If you live or work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and want your own garden, you can rent a garden plot at the new McChord Field Community Garden. Plots are 4-by-10 feet and cost $25 per season to rent. For rental information, call Adventures Unlimited at 253-982-2206. celebrate army bithday at safeco.

Join the Seattle Mariners June 13 in honoring the U.S. Army community celebrate the 239th birthday of our nation’s senor military branch. Your ticket includes a free Army Night T-shirt. Discounted ticket prices are $14 for view level seats and $28 for main level. Log onto Army.

Warrior zone open mic all summer long

Enter CG’s Payday Golf Scrambles at Whispering Firs and Eagles Pride golf courses. If you’re an ID card holder, you and your friends can enter five-person scrambles on the following weekdays with a 1 p.m. shotgun start:

• June 6 at Whispering Firs

• July 3 at Eagles Pride

• Aug 1 at Whispering Firs

• Sept. 5 at Eagles Pride

The $30 per person cost includes green fee, cart rentals and a chance to win prizes. Enter as a team or be placed on one if you enter individually. The entry deadline is two days prior to the scramble. For details, call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124.

JBLM half-marathon & resiliency run

Everyone’s invited to the JBLM Half Marathon and 5K Resiliency Run June 21 at 8 a.m. starting at Russell Landing at JBLM-Lewis North. JBLM will be an open base for this event. Only photo identification is required for installation access. Half-marathon runners will turn around at beautiful Solo Point on Puget Sound. The new course is designed to challenge participants and showcase the beauty at JBLM. Runners in the 5K will enjoy a mostly flat course with a turnaround at Shoreline Park. Age-group awards will be presented after the race. Snacks and water will be available after the race and other beverages can be purchased at the Bistro at Russell Landing. All preregistered participants receive a race T-shirt.

Register online at Early registration with the lowest entry fees and guaranteed T-shirt sizes ends June 11 at noon. warrior zone open mic all summer long

Like to perform?

The Warrior Zone is bringing back Open Mic Nights on the patio Thursdays now through Sept. 25. Sign up at 6 p.m. if you want to perform, showtime from 7-10 p.m. Whether you sing, perform comedy, read poetry, play an instrument, freestyle rap or beat box, impress the crowd with your talents. The event is open to service, family members and DOD civilians ages 18 and older.

The Warrior Zone is at the corner of 17th and D streets at JBLM Lewis North. For more details, call 253-477-5756.

Enter your classy chassis in car show

Got a car or truck you’d love to show off and compete for a trophy? Enter the Classy Chassis car show at Freedom Fest July 4. Preregister by June 14 and save on your entry fee. The first 200 entrants receive a dash plaque and goodie bag.

The preregistration cost is $10 per vehicle ($12 on event day) for street rods, classic stocks, open class, muscle cars, Mustangs, Corvettes, low riders, custom, truck-custom, truck-stock and orphan cars. Call 253-967-3728 or download a registration form at

JBLM half-marathon & resiliency run

Everyone’s invited to the JBLM Half Marathon and 5K Resiliency Run June 21 at 8 a.m. starting at Russell Landing at JBLM-Lewis North. JBLM will be an open base for this event. Only photo identification is required for installation access.

Half-marathon runners will race through the streets with a turnaround at beautiful Solo Point on Puget Sound. The new course is designed to challenge participants and showcase the beauty at JBLM. Runners in the 5K will enjoy a mostly flat course with a turnaround at Shoreline Park. Age-group awards will be presented after the race. Snacks and water will be available after the race and other beverages can be purchased at the Bistro at Russell Landing. All preregistered participants receive a race T-shirt.

Register online at Early registration with the lowest entry fees and guaranteed T-shirt sizes ends June 11 at noon.

Moving soon? Dol will clean your OCIE

Did you know that when you move, either PCS or ETS from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, you can get your organizational clothing and individual equipment cleaned at no charge? Bring a copy of your orders or a memorandum and your OCIE to the Logistics Center, Building 9660, Bay E, Door 8. Directorate of Logistics personnel will get you ready for your CIF turn-in. Turnaround time is three days, not counting the day of turn-in. For more information, call customer service at 967-6602.

Manage your busy household online

The CYSS online registration website — — is easier to use than ever, and more tools are now available at your fingertips. Thanks to an Armywide upgrade, the CYMS/WebTrac site has a new look that makes it easier to navigate, quicker to enroll for classes and sports and possible to see your household’s CYSS activities with just the click of a few buttons.

With the new-and-improved site, you can repay online for hourly care reservations and child care, view a household roster and calendar to coordinate your family’s activities. See a CYSS program event calendar so you’ll never miss a special family event. Upload documents to help expedite registration.

Connect with CYSS online in three ways: Visit, “like” the page on Facebook and follow CYSS on Twitter for program and class listings — and @JBLMcyss.

Transitions: Information to help with life changes

Veterans career fair at Safeco

A free hiring event at Safeco Field, 1250 S. 1st Ave., Seattle, WA., for service members transitioning to civilian careers June 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. National Guard, reservists and military spouses are also welcome. Hear about business and employment opportunities available now or soon. For details go to

Openings for DSHS managers in area

The Department of Social and Health of Services is recruiting highly qualified, diverse candidates to fill open management and exempt positions. The DSHS has 16 openings in the area for managers. Most of the positions are in Thurston County, Olympia. Salaries range from $56,675 for a facility operations risk manager, to $95,844 for a senior research manager. In addition to seeking highly talented, diverse leadership, DSHS seeks skilled, talented and diverse candidates to fill more than 200 positions. Those interested should visit and select “Department of Social and Health Services” for a list of all opportunities within the department.

Sims Metal Management. facilities

Sims Metal Management’s North American Division is located in 19 U.S. states and employs more than 3,000 of the best and brightest men and women in the industry. The company has a vast network of Sims Metal Management and Joint Venture facilities — 120 across the U.S., British Columbia and Baja, Mexico – that enables Sims Metal Management to offer convenient options for both suppliers and customers.

Calif. – Redwood City -Maintenance Mechanic

Calif. – Sacramento -Truck Driver

Ill. – Chicago – SR Accountant

Ill. – Chicago – Payroll Administrator

Ill. – Chicago – Dispatcher

Ill. – Chicago – Indirect Tax Analyst

Ill. – Chicago – Internal Audit Manager

Ill. – Chicago – Tax Analyst

Mich. – Detroit – Buyer-Sales

N.J. – Jersey City – Environmental Manager

N.J. – Jersey City – Logistic Administrator

N.J. – Newark – Scale Operator

N.Y. – E. Middletown – Laborer

Pa. – Morrisville – Maintenance Planner

Pa. – Morrisville - Maintenance

R.I. – Johnston – Mechanics

R.I. – Johnston – Welder

Texas– Houston – Regional Purchasing Manager

Texas – Houston – Continuous Improvement Analyst

Utah – Orem – Scale Operator/Office Manager

Utah – Orem – Heavy Equipment Operator

Va. – Chesapeake – Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Va. – Chesapeake – Maintenance Mechanic

Send resume to with job title and location in the subject line.

Maintenance super at Lumicor

Lumicor, manufacturer of a new translucent resin material marketed to the architectural and interior design industries looks for a maintenance supervisor, responsible for plant and equipment operating systems and lines.Maintains and conducts a Preventive Maintenance Program (CMMS); carrying out periodic inspections and complete and maintain reports for both plant leadership and regulatory agencies. Must have hands-on knowledge in one maintenance discipline with substantial knowledge of others. Visit

Maintenance techs wanted at Alsco

Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services is seeking maintenance technicians responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining large industrial textile processing equipment, as well as facility maintenance. Tasks include start-up and shut-down procedures, electrical troubleshooting, boiler work, welding and cutting, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical or other systems. Resumes will be accepted only with a completed Alsco Inc. Employment Application. To be considered for this or any Alsco position,print a PDF version of the Alsco Employment Application. email, fax or mail the completed application and voluntary pre-employment form, resume and cover letter to HR Manager Deb Vondetti, 2011 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA. 98409. 253-474-9446,

Drivers wanted at pacific coast fruit

Pacific Coast Fruit Company, a large, independent family owned produce distribution company, seeks experienced Class A CDL drivers to work out of a new 90,000 square foot warehouse in Kent. Responsibilities include delivery of produce to customers using pre-determined routes. Typical shifts are four-day, 10 hours with early morning start. Requirements: CDL- Class A and minimum 1-2 years driving experience. Good safety/driving record and current medical card. Ability to work in a refrigerated environment – 36 degrees. Able to lift, push, and pull up to 75 pounds. Competitive wages based on experience, and an excellent benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan and paid time off. Visit to apply. Resumes may also be sent to