All ages are invited to sign up for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord libraries’ summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm.” Activities are planned for children and their parents, plus preteens, teens and adults now through July 31. Everyone who completes the program will be invited to a celebration at the end of the program. Register online at jblmmwr.com/librariesline. For more information, call the McChord Field Library at 253-982-3454 or Book Patch Library, on Lewis Main, at 253-967-5533.
Registration ends today for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services’ flag football youth camp for ages 9 to 18. The camp runs Monday to July 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Register online at jblmcyssregistration.com. For more information, call CYSS at 253-966-2977.
Registration runs now through July 17 for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services’ flag football youth camp for ages 9 to 18. The camp runs July 20 to 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Register online at jblmcyssregistration.com. For more information, call CYSS at 253-966-2977.
The following are the dates of the Army’s Day of No Scheduled Activity, Air Force’s Family Days and federal holidays for the remainder of the year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Nonappropriated Funds Human Resources Office is hosting a Job Recruitment Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eagles Pride Golf Course, (Exit 116 off of Interstate-5). They are recruiting for the positions of waiter/waitress, food and beverage attendant, food service worker, bartender, gardener, motor vehicle operator and lifeguard. More than 60 positions are available. Bring your resume and be ready to fill out an application. All applicants are required to have a USAJOBS.gov account and be prepared for courtesy interviews.
The Armed Forces Community Service Employment Readiness Program is seeking feedback from military spouses about their employment needs and planning for their service member’s transition to civilian life after leaving active-duty military service. To take part, visit surveymonkey.com/s/SpouseTransition.
About 18,500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers, Army Family members and Department of Defense health care providers will receive an invitation to take part in a behavioral health survey, titled “Opening Doors: Strengthening Behavioral Health Supports for Soldiers,” this month. Invitations may arrive by mail or official email, and the survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. All survey responses are confidential, and results will help Army leaders improve supports and services for Soldiers experiencing behavioral health problems. The opinions of Soldiers, family members, and Soldiers may help make it possible for more individuals to get needed help and support. This survey is being conducted Education Development Center, an independent, nonprofit health and education organization, with funding from the Department of Defense. The study has received approval from the Army Research Institute, the Human Research Protection Office, the EDC Institutional Review Board, and JBLM.
Learn about healthy relationships and healthy communication at a class today from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 552 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field. Bring your lunch for the class. Register at jblmafcs.checkappointments.com under “Classes, FAP Healthy Communication.”
City of Lacey Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the South Sound chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers to host a day of fun designed to encourage fishing as a family activity at Long’s Pond at Lacey’s Woodland Creek Community Park Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event features volunteers on-site to assist both beginners and experienced anglers. Each child, 5 to 14 years old, will get a rod and reel to keep. Cost is $5 per youth participant. Preregistration is required. For more information or to sign up, call 360-491-0857.
Find jobs on the “JBLMUnlimited” website at jblmunlimited.com or Facebook page at facebook.com/JBLMUnlimited.
The westbound lane of Pendleton Avenue from 9th Division Street — next to French Theater — to North Division Street — next to Jensen Fitness Center — will be closed for construction until April 15. Westbound traffic should use Liggett Avenue as a detour. The eastbound lane of Pendleton Avenue will be open throughout construction. Access to housing, parking lots and shops on the north side of construction zone will be from 9th and North Division Streets.
JBLM Community Calendar
JBLM Community Calendar
Register for the upcoming International Spouse Orientation to be held March 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Armed Forces Community Service classroom in Waller Hall. The orientation can help foreign-born spouses better understand American customs and culture and will provide information about obtaining a drivers license, English as a second language, employment opportunities and more. Register at jblmafcs.checkappointments.com (under Classes and Events) or call 253-967-3628 for information.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord community is invited to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment change of command March 10 at 2 p.m. on Watkins Field, Lewis Main. Lieutenant Colonel Douglas R. Walter will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Edward J. Ballanco. A reception will follow at Fellowship Hall. Call 253-967-6238 to RSVP.
Want to make a lasting memory with a special dining experience for your loved one on Valentines Day? The Bistro at Russell Landing can come to your rescue.
Reserve your spots now for the Club at McChord Fields Kids Night Out Valentine party Feb. 11 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. The party includes a buffet, dancing, games, a movie and family photo booth for selfies. The cost is $12.95 for adults, $8.95 for ages 39 and free for ages 2 and younger. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581.
Community Calendar Jan. 30, 2015
The “JBLMUnlimited” website is up and running for veterans, service members and their families at www.jblmunlimited.com.
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Rent Santa and his assistant elf for your unit, squadron, office or home party at JBLM through Sunday. Each visit includes a stocking from Santa. Rental fees are $25 for a 15-minute ho-ho-ho, $50 for a half-hour visit or $75 for an entire hour of jolliness. Each additional 15-minutes over an hour is $10. Call the BOSS office at 967-5636 for details and to schedule your time with Santa.
Rent Santa and his assistant elf for your unit, squadron, office or home party at JBLM now through Dec. 21. Call the BOSS office at 967-5636 for details and to schedule your time with Santa.
Rent Santa and his assistant elf for your unit, squadron, office or home party at JBLM now through Dec. 21. Each visit includes a stocking from Santa. Rental fees are $25 for a 15-minute ho-ho-ho, $50 for a half-hour visit or $75 for an entire hour of jolliness. Each additional 15-minutes over an hour is $10. Call the BOSS office at 967-5636 for details and to schedule your time with Santa.
The sidewalk along the northern perimeter of Gray Army Airfield will be closed from Dec. 1, 2014 to Jan. 16, 2015 during construction of a new perimeter fence. The sidewalk, a popular running route, will be closed from the shoppette at the intersection of Pendleton Boulevard and 2nd Division Drive to the intersection of Pendleton and 41st Division Road. People who run.
The McChord Field commercial vehicle inspection point (CVIP) off of Perimeter Road reopened Wednesday for commercial traffic. Concurrent with that, the McChord Field North Gate, off of 112th St. South, returned to normal hours of operation, 5:45-7:45 a.m. and 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Get proactive for your future and join us for the Seattle All Veterans Job Fair, Thursday at Safeco Field in Seattle, 1250 1st Ave. South, from 11 a.m.-3p.m. To register, or for more information, go to events.recruitmilitary.com.
Attend the 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Resource Fair and Conference Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2p.m. at the Seattle VAMC Building 1, Rooms 1/240 and 236B. No registration is needed and attendees can come at any time during the event. There will be exhibitors, such as Veteran Benefits Administration's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, and more; Speakers on topics such as “What if you need a
Service members — to include active-duty, Guard & Reserve — from all branches, plus veterans, retirees and family members who are seeking employment should attend the JBLM ACAP Service Member for Life Transition Summit, Oct. 21-23. This three-day summit will feature a senior leaders' seminar, industry workshops and a large employment fair. Details: wamilitaryalliance.org.