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Community Ledger: May 18, 2018

Published: 09:16AM May 22nd, 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.

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

APPRECIATION DAY FOR RETIREES FRIDAY

Regardless of your age or former branch of service, attend the Retiree Appreciation Day Friday 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: Friday, 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 SATURDAY

Experience the 2018 Armed Forces Day open house at McChord Field Saturday 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.

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.

JOIN SKIESUNLIMITED STORYTIME THURSDAY

Join other families at McChord Library Thursday at 3 p.m. for a special storytime presented by SKIES Unlimited. You’ll explore stories through song, dance and instruments. No registration is needed. McChord Library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-3454.

ENJOY ADULT ARTS, CRAFTS AND WINE

The Arts and Crafts Center invites adults to a new evening class May 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your friends and meet new ones while you create beautiful string art, paint a canvas or decorate a piece of ceramic for firing. The cost is $30 per person, which includes art supplies, snacks, door prizes and one glass of wine. Beer is available by request at registration. Preregistration is required at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. For more information, call 253-982-6721.

SIGN UP YOUTH FOR FREE KIDS’ KRAFT

Your child can bring home a creepy or cute alien made at the Arts and Crafts Center’s free Kids’ Kraft. The class meets May 25 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Limited seating is available; students must preregister. For more information, call 253-982-6721.

CELEBRATE BEING A CLUB MEMBER

Join the Club at McChord Field and enjoy monthly freebies and perks. Pick up an application from the Club office. Drop by May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a free member appreciation dinner. Bring a family member or guest, and they pay only $5. Club-member bingo takes place Fridays. Cards go on sale at 5 p.m.; the first game starts at 5:30 p.m. The cover-all game starts at 6 p.m. for a chance to win $850 to $1,195. For more information, call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

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.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WA SPRING GAMES

On June 2 and 3, more than 150 Special Olympics Washington athletes from all across the state will compete in the 2018 Spring Games cycling competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In addition to the cycling competition, Special Olympics Washington athletes and families will have the opportunity to partake in games and activities at the neighboring Olympic Town. About 250 volunteers are needed throughout the weekend to male these events successful. Come out and help set up the event, line the cycling course with fans or run an activity booth in our Olympic Town. Whether it is volunteering or coming to spectate, each individual in attendance makes a huge impact on the event and the experience of the athletes participating. Register to volunteer by visiting specialolympicswashington.org/volunteer or email volunteers@sowa.org. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome and encouraged to join.

CATCH UFC ACTION AT THE CLUB

Watch the UFC fights live on big screens at the Club at McChord Field. Doors open at 4 p.m., everyone’s welcome and there’s no cover charge. UFC 225 is June 9 at 7 p.m. in the McChord Pub. Club members get exclusive food deals and prize drawings during the fight. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

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 June 13 to discuss “Wesley the Owl” by Stacy O’Brien. 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 June 14.

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 Joint Base, all service members, civilians and adult family members are invited to attend the Newcomers’ Orientation June 19 at American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Lewis North. Report time for Soldiers and Airmen is 8:30 a.m. Orientation is set to begin at 9 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 “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan for the June 20 book club meeting. The library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-3454.

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 Building 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 to take place June 20. 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.

1968 MARINE PLATOON REUNION JULY 12

The 1968 “Evergreen State Platoon/Platoon 3041,” a special Marine Corps State of Washington recruit unit that went through boot camp together, is hosting its 50th Anniversary Reunion July 12 in Olympia. It was under the Capitol’s Dome that 80 young volunteers from Washington met and were sworn-in into the U.S. Marine Corps. Three events are planned; the first is a ceremony in the Capitol’s Rotunda to which current state dignitaries have been invited to attend. The second, held immediately afterward at the nearby outdoor Washington Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will honor the six Platoon 3041 Marines killed in Vietnam. The final event is an informal banquet for platoon members, families and invited guests. Platoon members should call Dan Kirkman at 206-383-9018.

PLAY AND HANG OUT AT THE WARRIOR ZONE

Join in on friendly Warrior Zone competitions each week:

• Eight-ball pool and Texas Hold ‘Em Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

• Super Smash Bros. Fridays at 9 p.m.

• Trading card game night Fridays at 9 p.m.

• Anime night Saturdays at 8 p.m.

• PlayStation VR Sundays from 4 to 10 p.m.

Watch UFC fights, eSports, boxing, movies in the theater, plus pool tourneys, board games, shuffleboard and more. The Warrior Zone is located on the corner of 17th and D streets on Lewis North. For more information, call 253-477-5756.

PURCHASE TACOMA RAINIERS TICKETS

Purchase your Tacoma Rainiers 2018 home-game Summit Club tickets from Leisure Travel Services for $40 each, including:

• All-inclusive beer, wine, soda, water and ballpark snacks

• Box seats in the first 10 rows

• Reserved VIP parking

• Access to Summit Club, Home Plate Porch and Base Camp Grille

Visit 2272 Liggett Ave. on Lewis Main, inside Bowl Arena Lanes. Visit JBLMmwr.com for hours of operation. For more information, call 253-967-3085.

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.