Team JBLM quarterly awards
Nominations are due Feb. 11, 2015 to recognize outstanding service members and civilians at the quarterly Team JBLM Recognition Ceremony (Feb. 24; 1 p.m. at The Club at McChord Field).
All brigade or group-sized elements in JBLM, I Corps, 62nd Airlift Wing, ACOMs, and tenant units at JBLM are encouraged to nominate personnel for acts of exceptional service and achievement. Nomination packets must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 11 via email to Mr. Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org and SSgt. Dunham at email@example.com.
For more information, see OPORD 12-027.
Solo Point fitness trail re-opens unit PT
The Solo Point Rd. fitness trail is now open to unit physical training - however, unit PT on Solo Point Rd. remains prohibited. All personnel are advised to use additional caution due to heavy construction truck traffic during ongoing Wastewater Treatment Plant construction. - JBLM Community Calendar
JBLM Master Plan in IMCOM Public Works Digest
The Dec. 2014 edition of IMCOM's Public Works Digest features articles on Master Planning, Housing and Barracks, including "Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Real Property Master Plan (RPMP) Variance Process" by Nathan Kent Harber (Community Planner, JBLM DPW) and "Implementing the Master Planning Standards: Enhanced Building Design Guidelines" by Nathan Gregory (Architect, Army Corps of Engineers - Seattle).
JBLM's community master plan provides a vision for preserving the installation's historic buildings and character while providing a vision for the future to guide construction of new facilities and infrastructure to meet current and future needs. - JBLM DPW
Roy Gate re-opens
JBLM and the City of Roy have agreed to re-open Roy gate to non-commercial vehicle traffic (commercial and military tactical vehicles must continue to use other routes). Story: Northwest Guardian. More info: Gate locations & hours.
Ebola information page
Madigan Army Medical Center has prepared an Ebola information page on their website for servicemembers and families seeking more information about the virus, the current outbreak taking place in several west Africa countries, and how the disease is spread. More info: MAMC Ebola Information Page.
For general information about controlled monitoring at JBLM for DoD personnel returning from overseas deployments, click here.
Assigned to JBLM for controlled monitoring? Additional info for you and your family is posted here (updated Nov. 26).
Fire Prevention closes McChord office
The JBLM Fire Prevention Office has closed the McChord Field Fire Prevention Satellite Office and consolidated its services in Building 2014 (Pendleton Ave., Lewis Main). This move better serves all JBLM personnel and contractors by providing customer service Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of federal holidays and DONSA's. Questions? Call (253) 966-7156.
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
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.). All McChord Field water customers are asked to take steps to minimize water use... continued
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your device is on the Fire Dept.'s inspection schedule. - 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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