Traffic campaign continues
Slow your roll, JBLM drivers... enhanced traffic enforcement is back March 10-21. Want to know where to be on the look out for extra patrols? Check the Community Calendar.
Net Zero nets units $$$
Participate in the semiannual JBLM Net Zero Competition and win up to $7,500 for your unit fund account. To participate in the next round (April 1 to Aug. 31), units need to register by March 26. Your participation saves tax dollars; reduces your environmental "bootprint"; and helps JBLM towards our goal of becoming a Net Zero installation by 2020. For more information visit \"Sustainable JBLM\" on Facebook, AKO or email email@example.com.
Night construction work will take place along the shoulder along DuPont-Steilacoom Rd. at Wharf Rd. March 17-18, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. nightly. This is for temporary striping, paving and shoulder work associated with construction of the new Integrity Gate. The road will not close, but lanes through the area may be restricted to accommodate construction. Please use caution when driving through the area.
PT route closure
The physical training/pedestrian lane along 41st Division Drive and Gray Army Airfield will close between Stryker Boulevard and Bitar Avenue March 7 to 14 for construction. Other portions of the Gray AAF PT route will not be affected.
Volunteer of the Year
JBLM Volunteer of the Year nominations accepted through March 17. Forms are available online or at the Family Resource Center (9th Division Dr. and Idaho Ave., Lewis Main). Categories: adult, family, active duty, retiree, and youth (18 and younger). The award recognizes accomplishments, impact and contributions to organizations on JBLM during 2013. Questions? Call (253) 967-2324.
Study seeks military parents
If you or your spouse have recently returned from deployment, and your children are ages 4-16, you could $75 for participating in a focus group session, March 19 or 20 in Dupont, WA. Interviews will be used to develop ADAPT Online, a parenting resource for military families. This research study is funded by the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. To volunteer, visit https://irised.com/adaptii. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 343-4747 Ext. #2204.
Pendleton Gate opens
The Pendleton Gate is now open 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday for afternoon commuters travelling to Dupont and Steilacoom. To access the gate: from Lewis Main, take Pendleton Blvd. to Lewis North. Turn left after the underpass, and exit onto Dupont-Steilacoom Road. From Lewis North, turn right after the Lewis Army Museum (last turn before the underpass). Exiting traffic must turn right - Dupont traffic turns left onto Center Dr. at the next light, Steilacoom traffic continues straight, past Lewis North.
CID recruitment briefings
JBLM Criminal Investigation Command (CID) conducts informational briefings for Soldiers interested in serving as a CID Special Agent every Friday at 1 p.m., excluding DONSAs and holidays. The next briefing is scheduled for Feb. 21. Briefings take place in Building 5183, North Division Street; Lewis Main. For a list of requirements, visit: www.cid.army.mil/military_agent.html.
Tax Centers open
The JBLM Tax Centers are open, offering free tax preparation help and electronic filing for active-duty, military retirees, and their families.
Walk-in appointments: Available 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Building T6069 (41st Division Dr. and Tacoma Ave., Lewis Main), and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday at Building 100, Suite 3007 (McChord Field).
Scheduled appointments: Available for filers who own rental property, and in-home family child care providers, upon request.
Drop-off service: For servicemembers E1-E5 taking the standard deduction. Drop off your W2 during regular business hours, and the tax center will notify you when the return is ready for you to sign.
Questions? Call (253) 967-1040.
Liggett Ave. closure
A portion of Liggett Ave. is closed, from the intersection at 41st Division Dr. to the AFC Arena parking lot, through May 31 for road construction (detour via Pendleton Blvd.). Northwest Guardian
Make your voice heard
Dissatisfied with service you received at JBLM? Want to express appreciation for a service, or a service provider? Joint Base and IMCOM leaders rely on your feedback to make decisions - and one of the fastest ways to let them know what matters to you is through the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system. More info, via Northwest Guardian
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
/453003085611338* 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.
New ID Card procedures
Beginning Oct. 1, the Waller Hall & McChord Field ID Card offices processes DEERS enrollments and ID card requests by appointment, only. Visit rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil or call (253) 967-5065 for appointment availability.