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
July 3 - Army DONSA
July 4 - Independence Day
July 5 - AF Family Day
Aug. 3 - Army DONSA
Aug. 6 - Army DONSA
Aug. 27 - Army DONSA
Aug. 31 - Army DONSA
SHOWCASE CREATIVITY IN ARTS COMPETITION
The 2018 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open now–Aug. 13. Submit a high-quality digital photo of your best artwork completed within the past year, and you could win monetary prizes and recognition from the online gallery. Winners of the juried competition will be notified at the end of summer. Submit up to three entries per category. Choose from nine categories within each skill level — novice and accomplished. All service members, family members, retirees and DOD civilians are eligible to compete. To get your entry application and rules, visit ArmyMWR.com/ArtsandCrafts. For more information, call 253-982-6726/6721.
SIGN UP YOUTH FOR FREE KIDS’ KRAFT
Your child can bring home a handmade craft from the Arts and Crafts Center’s free Kids’ Kraft class Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Limited seating is available; students must preregister. The Arts and Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-6721.
REGISTER FOR CLASSY CHASSIS CAR SHOW
Got a car or truck you’d love to show off and compete for a trophy? Preregister by Sunday, and save on your entry fee for the Classy Chassis car show July 3 at Memorial Stadium. Cost is $15 per vehicle or $20 per vehicle at the event. Categories for entry are:
• Classic stock, pre-1941; 1941–1969
• Open class, 1970–present
• Any year of street rod, muscle car, Mustang, Camaro, Corvette, low rider, custom, truck-custom, truck-stock, import and motorcycle
Compete for first, second or third place, plus People’s Choice and Best of Show trophies. Voting ends at 2 p.m., and trophies will be presented at 4:30. Check in at 10 a.m. via the DuPont Gate from Interstate 5’s exit 119; the show begins at noon. Download your registration form from JBLMmwr.com/auto. For more information, call 253-967-3728.
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.
REGISTER NOW FOR HUNTER EDUCATION
If you want to hunt at JBLM and were born after Jan. 1, 1972, enroll now for the annual Hunter Education Course at the Shotgun Shooting Complex at Lewis Main. Class dates are Monday-June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 per student. Individuals must register online at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website. Be sure to read all information and criteria. For more information, call 253-967-7056 or 253-967-7744.
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM AT CYS
Through the Summer Food Service Program, free meals are available Monday–Aug. 28 for children ages 18 and younger who are registered and enrolled in school-age or middle school and teen summer programming. Children who are members of Washington Basic Food households, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance units or households receiving Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program sites (enrolled summer programs or residential summer camps). Other children are eligible on a family-income basis. Visit fb.com/JBLMcys for more eligibility details.
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 Tuesday 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.
JOIN SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Be a part of JBLM’s Summer Reading Program at Book Patch Library and McChord Library. All ages can read, attend free events and earn prizes. This year, “Reading Takes You Everywhere” is Tuesday–Aug. 3. Registration starts Monday. Earn prizes for every 10 hours of reading, take part in weekly events for prereaders to adults and be invited to the finale event after 30 hours of reading is completed. When you sign up, you’ll receive a program packet. Complete your reading logs and turn them in for prizes at the library where you registered. See event details online at JBLMmwr.com/libraries. Call McChord Library at 253-982-3454 or Book Patch Library at 253-967-5533 for more information.
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 Wednesday 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 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.
MONTHLY RETIREMENT CEREMONIES ON JBLM
The JBLM monthly retirement ceremony will take place at Carey Theater at 2 p.m. on the following dates: 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.
EFMP GAME NIGHT: TACOMA RAINIERS
Exceptional Family Member Program families, you are invited to the USO Heroes Suite June 28 when the Tacoma Rainiers play the Las Vegas 51s on home field. The USO Heroes Suite offers complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, hot dogs, burgers and snacks. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y9o3usps.
CELEBRATE TWO-DAY FREEDOM FEST
Celebrate Independence Day July 3-4 at JBLM’s Freedom Fest at Cowan and Memorial stadiums starting at noon. Tuesday is open to JBLM service members and their families, retirees, DOD ID cardholders and sponsored guests. Wednesday is open to the general public. The fireworks display will start July 4 at 10 p.m. Find the complete schedule of events at JBLMFreedomFest.com.
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 July 11 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 July 12.
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.
ATTEND THE AQUATICS LIFEGUARD FAIR
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hiring lifeguards, lead lifeguards and water safety instructors for the summer. Attend the JBLM Aquatics Lifeguard Fair July 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Soldiers Field House pool. Bring a resume, copy of certifications, swim gear and a towel for a pretest. CPAC will be on site with tentative job offers. Soldiers Field House pool is at 3236 Second Division and Handrich on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-5026.
RESERVE TENTS, CABIN RENTALS ONLINE
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.
PLAY AND HANG OUT AT THE WARRIOR ZONE
Want a place to hang out after work or on weekends? 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 and shuffleboard. The Warrior Zone is located at 17th and D streets on Lewis North. For more information, call 253-477-5756.