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Community Ledger: April 27, 2018

Published: 03:34PM April 26th, 2018

SCHEDULED HOLIDAYS AND FAMILY DAYS

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.

May 25 - Army DONSA

May 28 - Memorial Day

June 15 - Army DONSA

June 18 - Army DONSA

June 29 - Army DONSA

July 3 - Army DONSA

July 4 - Independence Day

July 5 - AF Family Day

Aug. 3 - Army DONSA

Aug. 6 - Army DONSA

Aug. 31 - Army DONSA

Sept. 3 - Labor Day

Oct. 5 - Army DONSA

Oct. 8 - Columbus Day

Nov. 9 - Army DONSA

Nov. 12 - Veterans Day

JOIN IN WINE AND CANVAS EVENT

Set your creativity free and join in the fun at the Wine and Canvas event at Nelson Recreation Center Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Art supplies, light appetizers and your first glass of wine are included in the cost, plus you’ll get a chance to win a door prize. You’ll get instruction if you’re a beginner, and can see samples of completed paintings for inspiration. Seating is limited, and you must be age 21 or older to attend. Prepayment is required; register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call 253-982- 6726/6718.

NEW BYOU TEEN GIRLS’ CLUB FRIDAY

Spend a girl-fueled power hour of creativity and awesome nosh at the new Be Your Own You girls’ club Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grandstaff Library. We’ll experiment with fluid painting. We’ll explore marble art May 25. Grandstaff and Book Patch libraries are located at 2109 N. 10th on Pendleton Avenue at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-5889.

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.

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 Tuesday. For more information, call 1-866-963-2538 or visit fb.com/SOSWAState.

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.

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.

JOIN MCCHORD FIELD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

The McChord Library’s Novel Navigators is an adult discussion group for book lovers that meets the second Wednesday of each month at the McChord Field Library at 4:30 p.m. The next meeting is May 9 to discuss “Mother Daughter Me, a Memoir” by Katie Hafner. Registration is required in person. Copies will be available at the circulation desk, 851 Lincoln Blvd., ground floor, on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-3454.

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 May 10.

TAKE MOM OUT FOR

A TASTY BRUNCH

The annual Mother’s Day Brunch is May 13 at the Club at McChord Field. Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, French toast, carved baron of beef, roast pork loin, chicken, glazed ham, baked macaroni and cheese, fresh veggies, cheese and fruit displays, cold seafood and assorted desserts. 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 ages 3 and younger. Club members receive a $2 discount. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

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 May 15 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.

ATTEND MONTHLY KIDS’ BOOK CLUB

Kids in grades three to five are invited to join McChord Field Library’s monthly Kids’ Book Club meeting the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. Read fun books, meet fun people. Parents, bring your children by the McChord Field Library now to register and get a copy of this month’s book. Check out “Among the Hidden” by Margaret Peterson Haddix for the May 16 book club meeting. The library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-3454.

APPRECIATION DAY FOR RETIREES MAY 18

Regardless of your age or former branch of service, attend the Retiree Appreciation Day May 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center, located at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Lewis North. Health fair, legal services, ID cards and more than 60 agencies, including survivor groups, veterans’ service organizations, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration, will be available to serve you. To register, visit jblm-retiree-appreciation-2018.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 253-966-5884.

MONTHLY RETIREMENT CEREMONIES ON JBLM

The JBLM monthly retirement ceremony will take place at Carey Theater at 2 p.m. on the following dates: May 18, June 22 and July 20. Retirement ceremonies will not take place on Watkins Field this summer. If you are planning to retire and would like to participate, please call 253-477-1105. Anyone with access to JBLM is welcome to attend and support the retirees.

ENJOY ARMED FORCES DAY MAY 19

Experience the 2018 Armed Forces Day open house at McChord Field May 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Heritage Hill. Participate in a Volksmarch starting at 9 a.m. Enjoy and explore military static displays and on-board visits, living history displays, carnival rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, climbing wall and roving entertainers, plus your favorite fair foods and vendors. The day’s events are open to the general public; use McChord Field’s commercial North Gate for entrance. Department of Defense ID cardholders can use any open gate. Pets are prohibited; only registered service animals will be allowed. Visit JBLMArmedForcesDay.com for the complete schedule.

PARENT-DAUGHTER DANCE SET FOR JUNE 1

Enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Club at McChord Field’s Parent-Daughter Dance June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. with appetizers, cake, punch, coffee and tea and DJ dancing. Reservations and prepayment are required; the cost is $20 per pair and $8 per additional daughter. Dress as your favorite princess for this event. 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.

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 RIDE TO DUPONT WITH GO TRANSIT

Enjoy a free ride out to the City of DuPont with GO Transit Route 1 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. with 20 minute frequencies. Route goes from the City of DuPont to Madigan Army Medical Center. Visit popular DuPont restaurants and coffee shops, take a stroll, run errands, make a connection to Seattle or Tacoma, or access JBLM without driving a car. Common Access Card is required to board at the DuPont stop. For more information, call 253-966-3939 or visit GOLewisMcChord.com.

MOVING RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE

Automated Housing Referral Network, sponsored by the Department of Defense, is designed to improve the process of securing available housing for relocating military families. Visit ahrn.com. Defense Travel Management Office consolidates, streamlines and centrally manages commercial travel. This single point of contact ensures consistency in the department’s focus, policy and execution, marking a new era in government travel. For more information, visit defensetravel.dod.mil. Defense Personal Property System is a centralized, integrated one-stop source for managing personal property moves. For more information, visit move.mil.

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 class descriptions, visit jblmmwr.com/arts_crafts. For more information, call 253-982-6723.