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News in Brief: Jan. 19, 2018

Published: 01:35PM January 18th, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has late-night firing next two weeks

Four Infantry units and two Special Operations units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day, evening and nighttime artillery and mortar training over the next three weeks.

• Mortar training will take place Tuesday at 6:40 a.m. to Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. Training will occur throughout daytime and nighttime hours.

Three different units will take part in 60 mm, 81 mm and 120 mm mortar training on JBLM.

• Mortar training will also take place Jan. 30 at 12:01 a.m. to Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. Training will occur throughout daytime and nighttime hours.

A unit will take part in 60 mm, 81 mm and 120 mm mortar training on JBLM.

Increased levels of activity will be noticed throughout the training.

This is required training, which allows military members to practice and improve skills necessary during combat. As often as possible, JBLM conducts larger scale artillery firing and demolition training at the Yakima Training Center in an effort to minimize inconvenience for the surrounding communities. However, some training must take place on base.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public Affairs

Lewis Main Commissary aligns its hours with McChord Commissary

Effective Feb. 1, the Lewis Main Commissary on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will change its hours of operation to align itself with the hours of operation at the McChord Field Commissary.

The new hours of both commissaries on JBLM Feb. 1 will be:

• Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Monday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early bird hours, for shoppers needing 15 items or less, run for a half-hour before each day’s scheduled opening.

Lewis Main Commissary

Clover Park School District hosts its 90th anniversary Tuesday

Clover Park School District will host a 90th anniversary celebration Tuesday at 6 p.m. Festivities will take place at Harrison Preparatory School, 9103 Lakewood Drive SW, in Lakewood.

The event will feature a program from the Lakewood Historical Society highlighting the beginnings of the school district, the district’s early leaders and the expansion and development of the district’s schools.

The free event will also feature a variety of historical displays, a photo booth and refreshments.

Clover Park School District serves Joint Base Lewis-McChord. All alumni, current and former employees and Lakewood and JBLM community members are invited to attend.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Ben Miller at 253-583-5040 or

Clover Park School District

Clover Park School District starts a new electronic flier process

Clover Park School District will launch a new electronic flier communication system called Peachjar Jan. 26. This system modifies the district’s Request to Distribute Materials process.

After being approved by community relations staff, district-approved digital fliers will be emailed directly to families through this system beginning in February. These e-fliers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button located on each school’s website.

This change to an e-flier helps the district to better use technology, is environmentally friendly and removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff and volunteers.

No action is required on the part of families. At the end of January, families will receive a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. Families can manage their account and flier delivery preferences. No login is required to receive or view e-fliers.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, families should add to their email contacts.

Peachjar is used exclusively for distribution of district and school-approved fliers. Email addresses will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

For more information, call the district’s community relations office at 253-583-5040.

Clover Park School District