VIEW FROM THE TOP
In this week’s Northwest Guardian, JBLM's Command Sgt. Major and Senior Enlisted Adviser discuss their list of the top 10 things you need to stop doing on JBLM (read more here). Need a map of the PT running routes? Click here.
Integrity Gate opens March 2
The newly-constructed Integrity Gate (at Wharf Rd. & Dupont-Steilacoom Rd., Lewis North) opens March 2. Regular hours of operation will be 5 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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.
Colorado Ave. will close from 41st Division Dr. to the Garcia Blvd. roundabout Feb. 25 for paving. A portion of N. 16th St. will also be closed. Traffic from Garcia Blvd. will detour through the roundabout to N. 19th St.
Pendleton Ave. will undergo a series of road closures at points from 9th Division Rd. to 6th St. Feb. 17-March 4, 2015 for ongoing roadway improvements. Closures will be staggered to preserve parking area access, but through-traffic detour using Liggett Ave.
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.
JBLM Family & MWR is seeking qualified lifeguards - or strong swimmers willing to train as lifeguards - to support the Aquatics program during both regular or expanded summer hours (the program especially needs to fill at least 20 seasonal positions for the summer session). The certification course costs $150, re-imbursable after 6 months of employment - next session is Feb. 13-15 (additional sessions are planned for March and April, dates TBD). For more information, call (253) 967-5390. - Northwest Guardian
Solo Point fitness trail re-opens to 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
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).
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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