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Water restrictions effective Aug. 1

WATER RESTRICTIONS: Due to continuing dry weather and seasonal drought conditions, Joint Base Lewis-McChord will impose Level 2 & 3 water restrictions on JBLM areas and facilities, effective Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

All Housing Areas (level 2)

  • Authorized watering schedule: limited to M/W/Sat. from 7-9 p.m.
  • No irrigation, except newly-seeded lawn areas & new sod
  • No at-home vehicle washing (facilities on-base using recycled water ok)

MWR Activities (level 2)

  • Watering schedule: M/W/F from 4-6 a.m.
  • Athletic fields – irrigation limited to M/W/F from 4-6 a.m.
  • Splash Park will remain open

McChord Field (level 3)

  • Aircraft washing is authorized
  • Vehicle washing at wash facilities using recycled water, only
  • Irrigation limited to landscape trees & shrubs: M/W/F from 9 p.m.-midnight, and athletic fields from M/W/F, 4-6 a.m.

Lewis Main (level 2)

  • Vehicle washing at wash facilities using recycled water, only
  • Irrigation limited to landscape trees & shrubs and Watkins Field; also athletic fields from M/W/F, 4-6 a.m.

Lewis North (level 2)

  • Vehicle washing at wash facilities using recycled water, only
  • Irrigation limited to landscape trees & shrubs; also athletic fields from M/W/F, 4-6 a.m.

These measures are being implemented to ensure the long-term sustainability of our water resources. JBLM's priorities are ensuring safe drinking water for all customers, providing for adequate fire protection during seasonal drought conditions, and managing demand to preserve water pressure during periods of historically heavy usage while maintaining our landscape investments (young tress, shrubs, and new lawns).

If you have questions or concerns, contact JBLM Public Works: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dpw-environmental-issues@mail.mil.

9th Finance: Limited service Aug. 10-244

The 9th Finance Management Services Unit customer service office (4174 Kauffman Ave., Lewis Main) will be open 8:30-noon, Monday-Friday from Aug. 10-24. Regular service hours will resume on Aug. 25.

After hours, emergency assistance is available by calling (253) 966-0252.

ETS brief appointments

Effective July 28, the Transition Center will conduct the ETS Order Brief by appointment only. This briefing is for enlisted Soldiers who are within six months of their contracted ETS date.

The ETS Order Brief is conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. at Waller Hall (Bldg. 2140, Room 300; Lewis Main).

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Scam warning

Online scammers frequently impersonate military personnel to gain the trust of their intended victims. If you are purchasing a vehicle or in a romantic relationship online with someone claiming to be a U.S. service member, click here to read about common scams and for steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud.

Integrity Gate, Unity Bridge now open

Integrity Gate (at Wharf Rd. & Dupont-Steilacoom Rd., Lewis North) is now open 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri. for improved vehicle access to JBLM Lewis North from Dupont and Steilacoom. Unity Bridge connects Lincoln Ave. in the Lewis Main "Logistics Center" with the traffic circle at Barnes Blvd., McChord Field, providing uninterrupted travel between the areas 24-hours per day.

Blue Star Museums

Service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa at no charge through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program. More information, via Northwest Guardian.

Community Calendar

Find information about upcoming local activities and on-base events in one easy-to-use format, via JBLM's Community Calendar.

Black bear safety advisory

Personnel utilizing wilderness training areas are encouraged to familiarize themselves with black bear behavior and take appropriate precautions (see: WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife for black bear info and tips).

Family housing residents are encouraged to avoid leaving food (including dirty barbecue grills, trash cans, pet food and bird feeders) outdoors overnight to discourage bears and other wildlife from entering housing areas.

Black bears are native to wooded areas of western Washington and typically avoid human contact, but can attack defensively if surprised by humans or pets. Bears that seek out human interaction due to accessible food scraps, trash, bird or pet food dispensers are a particular danger. If you encounter a bear in a populated area of JBLM, contact Military Police dispatch at (253) 967-7112 or -7113.

JBLM adds 4th AIE registration location

Military ID cardholders new to JBLM or who have been issued a new or replacement Common Access Card need to register those cards for them to work at the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) system at JBLM's installation access points. Registration can now be completed at 4 locations on JBLM - the Lewis Main Visitor's Center, McChord Field Visitor's Center, Waller Hall, and now at the Bldg. 100 Customer Service Mall on McChord Field.

Military ID cardholders who do not register in AIE will continue to be admitted at the gate, but will need to wait for security personnel to hand-scan their card before the barrier is raised when the AIE system is in use.

Fire Evacuation Coordinators

In accordance with AR 420-1 and JBLM 420-30, all facilities on JBLM are required to have an assigned, trained Fire Evacuation Coordinator. The Fire Prevention office provides this training on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Building 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. Two copies of a commander-signed memorandum of appointment are required. For more information, contact the JBLM Fire Prevention Office at (253) 966-7156.

Weingarten Notice

In accordance with the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this annual notice is to advise bargaining unit employees that:

An exclusive representative of an appropriate unit in an agency shall be given the opportunity to be represented at any examination of an employee in the unit by a representative of the agency in connection with an investigation if -

  1. the employee reasonably believes that the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee; and
  2. the employee requests representation.

Employees with questions about this notice should contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at (253) 967-4181.

Housing resident fire safety training

AR 420-1 and JBLM Reg. 420-30 require newly assigned family housing sponsors to attend a home fire safety briefing at their earliest convenience (not to exceed 30 days from initial occupancy). Briefings are conducted every Tue. and Thu. (excluding Federal Holidays and DONSAs) at 1 p.m. in Building 2014 (Fire Station 107); Pendleton Avenue, Lewis Main. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and close at 1 p.m. - please be on time. Military family members living in family housing are also encouraged to attend. For more info, contact the JBLM Communities (Equity) housing office, at (253) 912-2150. - JBLM Community Calendar

Sign up for JBLM Alerts

JBLM Alert is a free service that allows you to sign up and receive urgent notifications re: emergencies, road closures, severe weather, utility service interruptions, and public safety messages from Pierce County and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

To sign up: Create a free account at https://member.everbridge.net/index
* and register up to 10 devices to receive alerts via phone, text message, or email. (Once your account is created, you can log in to add or remove devices at any time. Make sure you use the interactive map to pinpoint your work site or other location on JBLM, or you may not receive all updates). Questions? Call (253) 966-7526.

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