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Community Ledger: March 30, 2018

Published: 04:51PM March 29th, 2018

The following are the scheduled dates for Army’s Day of No Scheduled Activity and Air Force’s Family Days and federal holidays on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Friday - Army DONSA

Monday - Army DONSA

May 25 - Army DONSA

May 28 - Memorial Day

June 14 - Army DONSA

June 15 - Army DONSA

July 4 - Independence Day

July 5 - Army DONSA

Aug. 3 - Army DONSA

Aug. 6 - Army DONSA

Aug. 31 - Army DONSA

Sept. 3 - Labor Day

BRING THE FAMILY TO FREE EASTER DASH

Everyone at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is invited to attend the annual Easter Dash, a free egg hunt at Cowan Stadium Saturday. Bring your own baskets for each child. Also look for a surprise visit from the Easter bunny. Special needs youth with parents can collect eggs at noon. Children ages 3 and younger can collect eggs at 12:30 p.m., ages 4 to 7 at 1 p.m. and ages 8 to 12 at 1:30 p.m. All youth will receive a free goody bag. Cowan Stadium is located at 2170 Bitar Ave. at 12th Street on Lewis Main.

RESERVE YOUR SPOTS FOR EASTER BRUNCH

You and your family are invited to the Club at McChord Field’s annual Easter Buffet Sunday. This is a favorite at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, so make your reservations early. The menu includes a traditional breakfast line, roast beef, glazed ham, gourmet ravioli, roasted fingerling potatoes, glazed carrots, green bean casserole, chilled shrimp and smoked salmon display, fresh fruit, assorted salads, desserts and beverages and more. Seating is at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The cost is $28.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. Call 253-982- 5581 to make a reservation. The Club at McChord Field is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

ARMY, AIR FORCE PCS MOVE WORKSHOPS

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Armed Forces Community Service hosts a First PCS Move workshop Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. at Waller Hall, 2140 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main, and the second Thursday of each month at the Service Member and Family Readiness Center, 551 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field. For more information, call 253-967-3633 or 253-982-2695. To register, visit jblmafcscheckappointments.com.

JBLM VOLUNTEER FAIR SET FOR WEDNESDAY

Attend the JBLM Volunteer Fair Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Club at McChord Field, 700 Barnes Blvd., and meet organizations with volunteer opportunities available on JBLM. For more information visit jblm-volunteer-fair-2018.eventbrite.com or call 253-967-2324. Registration is not required.

BUILDING MANAGERS FIRE SAFETY CLASS

All building managers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are required to take a Building Managers Fire Safety Class. Classes take place on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in Bldg. 2014 at Fire Station 107 Pendleton on Lewis Main. Two copies of commander-signed memorandums are required for admittance to the class. Next class is scheduled for Wednesday. Fire Safety Class is limited to the first 25 people. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 253-966-7164.

ENJOY FREE KIDS’ FEST THURSDAY

JBLM’s Kids’ Fest kicks off the celebration of Month of the Military Child Thursday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent and Bowl Arena Lanes at Lewis Main. Enjoy hands-on activities, exhibits, displays, interactive games, free bowling and entertainment. The Fest Tent is located at 2200 Liggett Ave.

RHC-P PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT APRIL 9

Regional Health Command-Pacific invites the Joint Base Lewis-McChord medical community to a professional development session April 9 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center. Featured speakers are John Nance, author of “Why Hospitals Should Fly,” and Kathleen Bartholomew. The topic is, “What now? A dynamic and cutting-edge program for healthcare leaders and physicians.” Materials for the session (optional/not required) may be purchased at the following link: http://store.secondriverhealthcare.com. Select the title, “Why Hospital’s Should Fly.” To preregister, call 253-967-8027.

SMA OF NORTHWEST MONTHLY MEETING

The general membership meeting of the Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest meets at Samuel Adams Brewhouse, Bldg. 2400 on South Division Street on the second Thursday of every month. Social time begins at 4:30 p.m. and official business at 5 p.m. Next meeting is set for April 12.

EXPERIENCE THRILLS AT VARIETY SHOW

Everyone ages 18 and older is invited to the Amazing Johnathan’s Big Bang Variety Show April 14 at 6 p.m. at Nelson Recreation Center. The show, brought to you by Army Entertainment, stars the Amazing Johnathan, magician-comedian and performer. The evening will be hosted by comedian Key Lewis and features a Cirque-style acrobatic team Duo Enchantment and contortionist Anna Brown. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 or $15 per couple and are available at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. Nelson Rec is located at 3168 Second Division Dr. on Lewis Main. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

JBLM NEWCOMERS’ ORIENTATION BRIEF

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has grown and changed over the years. Whether you’re new, returning or just want to learn your way around the base, all service members, civilians and adult family members are invited to attend the Newcomers’ Orientation April 17 at American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Lewis North. Report time for Soldiers and Airmen is 7:30 a.m. Orientation is set to begin at 8 a.m. Complimentary hot breakfast and free on-site child care is available upon request with registration; call 253-966-2977. For more information, call 253-967-3633 or visit jblmafcscheckappointments.com.

SELL TREASURES AT SPRING FLEA MARKET

One person’s trash is another one’s treasure at the annual Spring Flea Market in Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your closet, garage or attic so you can rent tables or spaces and sell your gently used items for cash. The cost for two tables, spaces or a combination is $26. For three spaces, tables or a combination, pay $30. Each additional table or space is $6. For more information on renting your sale area, email specialevents@JBLMmwr.com or call 253-967-6772. The Fest Tent is located at 2200 Liggett Ave. on Lewis Main.

RESERVE SPOTS FOR PARENT-SON DANCE

Enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Club at McChord Field’s Parent-Son Dance May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with appetizers, cake, punch, coffee, tea and DJ dancing. Reservations and prepayment are required; the cost is $20 per pair and $8 per additional son. For reservations, call 253-982-5581/0718. Payment is required prior to the event; no walk-ins allowed at the door.

RESERVE TENTS, CABIN RENTALS ONLINE

Warm weather is on the way. Want to make reservations for tent camping, the travel camp or cabins at Lewis North? Reserve your place now at JBLMmwr Registration.com. Here’s how:

• Sign in or create an account, if you don’t have one yet.

• Click on Outdoor Recreation under Family and MWR programs.

• Click on Northwest Adventure Center on Lewis North, then click which type of reservation you’d like to make — tent camping, travel camps or cabins — and follow the instructions at each window or field.

For more information, call 253-967-7744. Make your reservations for McChord Field’s Holiday Park by phone or in person. For more information, call 253-982-2206.

SOS MOVES OFFICE TO WALLER HALL

Survivor Outreach Services moved from its former location to Waller Hall, 2140 Liggett Ave. It is now colocated with other support services in Waller Hall to better serve all Gold Star families. Check out the new space near Official Travel. SOS is committed to serving families of the fallen. When you call, you will be connected to a dedicated person who will guide you through available agencies and help you get the benefits and support you need. Save the date for an open house May 1. For more information, call 1-866-963-2538 or visit fb.com/SOSWAState.

SCORE THE BEST DEALS ON TEXTBOOKS

The next college quarter starts soon. You don’t have to break the bank on books; let Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Bookstore inside Stone Education Center help you get your books for less. For more information, call the bookstore at 253-964-8185.

FREE BIKE RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE

The GO Bike program has expanded availability to include Department of Defense family members ages 18 and older. Now all DOD employees, their family members ages 18 and older and JBLM contract employees can check out a free GO Bike for up to two weeks. Use the bikes to run errands, get to appointments or spend some exercise time outside. Find the GO Bike check-out locations on GOLewisMCChord.com.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER ANNUAL SERVICING

All facility fire extinguishers on base must be recertified and retagged annually. You can accomplish this either by contractor via GPC card or hand-carry facility extinguishers to the fire extinguisher shop located at the rear of Bldg. 2014 on Lewis Main. The maximum number of extinguishers one facility manager may rotate a day is 10. For more information, call the fire extinguisher shop at 253-966-2600.

JOIN THE MONTHLY SCRAPBOOKING CLUB

If you’re into scrapbooking and want to socialize with others, check out the monthly club. The Arts and Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-6721/6718.

GET CREATIVE AT ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER

Relax, de-stress and learn a new skill at the Arts and Crafts Center on McChord Field. Scheduled classes include sculpture, painting, drawing, book binding, knitting, sewing, quilting, Zentangle, matting/framing and more creative ideas. For current class descriptions and schedules, Visit jblmmwr.com/arts_crafts. For more information, call 253-982-6723.

SIGN UP FOR JBLM ALERT NOTIFICATIONS

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Alert Notifications is a free service that allows you to sign up and receive emergency notifications about road closures, severe weather, utility service interruptions and public safety messages from Pierce County and the base. For more information, call 253-966-7526 or visit tinyurl.com/gl5g3sq.

JBLM FAMILY HOUSING FIRE SAFETY CLASS

New base housing residents are required to take a Family Housing Fire Safety class when they sign up for quarters at the Lewis-McChord Communities housing office. New residents will view a DVD at the housing office and digitally sign acknowledging viewing the presentation to ensure one-stop acceptance of quarters. For more information, call 253-966-7164.

CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF AIRMAN

Anyone with claims against Air Force Staff Sgt. Clinton P. Field, deceased March 13, or his estate, need to contact Maj. Matthew Onxley, 62nd Operations Support Squadron. Onxley is the summary court officer and can be contacted at 253-982-1295.