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AFCS, Waller Hall closures

Aug. 21 - Armed Forces Community Services customer service locations will close the following locations from 2:30-4:30 for staff training: Servicemember & Family Assistance Center, Family Resource Center, Servicemember & Family Readiness Center, S&FRC Annex, and AFCS Annex.

Aug. 22 - all services at the Waller Hall reception center will close for customer service training. Please plan accordingly.

For Army Emergency Relief assistance during the closures, call (877) 272-7337. For Air Force Emergency assistance, call (253) 982-2636. - JBLM Community Calendar

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. Military family members living in family housing are also encouraged to attend. For more info, contact the JBLM Communitis (Equity) housing office, at (253) 912-2150. - JBLM Community Calendar

Traffic Advisory: I-5 night construction Aug. 18-21

Interstate 5 drivers will encounter lane closures and rolling slowdowns overnight Mon., Aug. 18 - Thu., Aug. 21. Crews will install sign bridges for "smart highway" devices, which help WSDOT manage traffic and relay roadway information to the public. For detailed info re: this project and scheduled lane closures and rolling roadblocks in our area, see the Community Calendar entries for these dates.

Health & Fitness studies

Madigan Army Medical Center researchers are recruiting candidates for two studies related to service member health education, weight control, and physical fitness.

Fit&Ready is seeking Soldiers trying to lose weight to maintain compliance with Army height & weight / body composition standards - email fitandreadystudy@gmail.com for information.

Fit4Duty is enrolling Soldiers interested in preventing weight gain (such as that associated with aging, recent injury, or previous weight loss) - email fit4dutystudy@gmail.com for more info.

Both studies are currently recruiting active-duty Army Soldiers, only. Additional eligibility requirements apply - contact each study team directly for more details or to schedule a screening.

McChord Field - "Level 3" water conservation in effect

Due to emergency maintenance of two drinking water wells, JBLM McChord Field drinking water customers are subject to Level 3 water conservation restrictions (FL Reg. 11-5; dated May 5, 2006). Effective immediately, landscape irrigation is restricted without prior approval from JBLM Public Works. Also, McChord Field housing will continue "Level 2" restrictions already in effect. (Even #'d houses may water Wed. & Sat.; 5-8 a.m. & 5-8 p.m. Odd #'s water Thu. & Sun.; 5-8 a.m. & 5-8 p.m.). Irrigation at Whispering Firs Golf Course is not restricted, as this system uses water from a well that does not supply drinking water. All McChord Field water customers are asked to take steps to minimize water use... continued

Enhanced Traffic Patrols - Perimeter Rd.

JBLM DES will conduct additional traffic patrols on Perimeter Rd., beginning July 21 through the end of Joint Base Connector phase II construction (estimate is late August). This area has been the site of several accidents due to failure to obey posted speed limits in the construction zone, particularly before and after morning PT hours. Drivers are advised to *check your speed* and obey the 20 MPH posted limit (the road makes an "S" curve approaching the McChord CVIP gate). - JBLM Community Calendar

AED (Defibrillator) Inventory

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) can save your life - but they *must* be serviced every 6 months. All JBLM service members and employees are asked to check for AEDs in their work area, and look for the large JBLM Fire "Public Access to Defibrillation" decal (should be visible on the AED or its container without handling the device). If you don't see a decal, email the building #, street address, and AED location inside the building to christopher.barnard1@us.army.mil to ensure your device is on the Fire Dept.'s inspection schedule. - JBLM Community Calendar

McChord CVIP gate closure

The McChord CVIP gate is closed June 23 - Aug. 23 for Joint Base Connector -related construction. During the construction, the McChord North Gate will be open extended hours - 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday - for commercial and POV traffic (access from South Tacoma Way near I-5 exit 127, or from WA-512 via Steele St.). Traffic on Perimeter Rd. and non-commercial traffic using Barnes Gate (McChord Field) and Lincoln Gate (Lewis Main) are not affected by this closure. JBLM Gate Hours & Locations.

Solo Point Rd. closed to unit PT

Reminder: Unit physical training on Solo Point Rd. is not authorized. Additionally - effective immediately, all personnel are advised to use additional caution due to heavy construction truck traffic on the Solo Point Road during the Wastewater Treatment Plant construction project. - 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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