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News in Brief: March 9, 2018

Published: 10:47AM March 13th, 2018

Nominations accepted for JBLM’s 5 Volunteer of the Year awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Volunteer of the Year award now to March 19.

Category descriptions are:

• Adult Volunteer of the Year: JBLM volunteers who are spouses of active duty members and civilian volunteers.

• Active-Duty Volunteer of the Year: JBLM volunteers who are active-duty service members stationed at JBLM.

• Retiree Volunteer of the Year: JBLM volunteer must be a retired service member, spouse of a retired service member or retired from a civilian job.

• Family Volunteer of the Year: Nomination must include the impact and contributions of each family member as a JBLM volunteer.

• Community Volunteer of the Year: Nominations are for volunteers who volunteer on JBLM, but contribute the majority of their volunteer service to communities/organizations outside of JBLM.

Nomination forms and category information flier are available at the Installation Volunteer Office at the Family Resource Center, by an email request to or by visiting

To nominate an individual or family, describe in no more than 750 words the volunteer’s or family’s accomplishments, the impact of their accomplishments to the organization or community and why those nominated should be recognized.

Nominations must be accompanied with a completed nomination form and may be hand-carried to the Family Resource Center 4724 Idaho Ave., or emailed to by March 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Winners will be announced at the annual at the annual JBLM Volunteer Recognition Ceremony May 8.

For more information, call 253-967-2324.

Installation Volunteer Office

COMET Team offers courses for maintainers, logisticians on JBLM

The I Corps’ Command Maintenance Evaluation and Training Team, known as COMET Team, offers sustainment Global Combat Support System-Army Courses to maintainers and logisticians on a monthly basis.

In order to attend either the maintainer or the logistician courses, attendees must submit an Army Training Requirement and Resource System request through their organizations’ school representatives. The courses are 40 hours in duration and are taught in Bldg. 3203 on Lewis Main.

The courses are designed to enhance the technical skills of leaders and users of the system in order for them to input, execute, audit, build, modify and generate reports and information.

For more information on the courses’ dates, times and points of contact, visit

Command Maintenance Evaluation and Training Team

JBLM civilian hall of fame, service award nominations accepted now

Every year or two, units and agencies across base nominate a civilian member of the Puget Sound community to be considered for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Hall of Fame Lt. Gen. Bill Harrison Service Award.

Units across JBLM are invited to submit nominations by March 30 to be considered for the 2016 hall of fame award.

Established in 2003, the hall of fame program recognizes one community member annually who has contributed to the community as a civilian for three or more years, and who through their efforts, made an exceptional impact on our service members, military families or the JBLM community.

Hall of fame nominations can be submitted to the JBLM Garrison Public Affairs Office. Nominations will be reviewed and rank-ordered independently by three senior representatives from the Joint Base Garrison HQs, I Corps and 62nd Airlift Wing, respectively.

The hall of fame point of contact for nominations is John Norgren. For more information, contact Norgren at 253-967-0168 or

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public Affairs