Unity Bridge opens May 4
JBLM Barnes Gate off of Perimeter Rd. will re-open at 5 a.m. (0500) on Monday, May 4, and Rainier Gate onto Lewis Main and East Gate onto McChord Field will be closed. People who enter JBLM from the Spanaway area should use Barnes Gate for access to either McChord Field or Lewis Main. After clearing security, use the new roundabout and cross over the new Unity Bridge to access Lewis Main. More information in this week's Northwest Guardian
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.
Integrity Gate now open
The newly-constructed Integrity Gate (at Wharf Rd. & Dupont-Steilacoom Rd., Lewis North) opened March 2. Regular hours of operation are 5 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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.
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 -
- the employee reasonably believes that the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee; and
- 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
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