Transition Summit Oct. 21-23; Register now
Senior leaders, Service members, Veterans & Retirees, Family members – sign up for the JBLM Servicemember For Life Transition Summit Oct. 21-23 at www.wamilitaryalliance.org/summit.
JBLM will host a 3-day "Service Member for Life Transition Summit" Oct. 21-23. The Summit features a senior leaders' seminar, industry workshops, and a large employment fair.
Service members — to include active-duty, Guard & Reserve — from all branches who are 12 months from separating, plus Veterans, retirees, or their family members who seek employment should attend.
Oct. 21: Senior Leaders' Seminar – Gain valuable insight on national, state and installation transition assistance initiatives, programs and resources.
Oct. 22: Industry-Focused Career & Transition Workshops – Learn about employment paths in seven specific industries: Government & the public sector; Information technology; Healthcare; Clean technology & wood products; Aerospace & advanced manufacturing; Retail; and Maritime.
Oct. 23: Career, Education, Apprenticeship & Small Business Fair (350 booths) – Explore civilian career options and connect with employers, trades and business resources, or schools with the ultimate goal of employment, educational enrollment, or feeling prepared to start a successful small business.
Visit www.wamilitaryalliance.org/summit for more information or to register.
Voter participation study
DoD's Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is recruiting participants for a study of voting habits among families (spouses and dependents) of active duty service members. Researchers will conduct individual interviews with qualified volunteers at a facility near JBLM on October 8 or 9, 2014. Interviews last approx. 90 minutes, and participants will recieve 75 for their time. More info.
Operation Kid Fit
Army Public Health Command is recruiting JBLM families for "Operation Kid Fit." If you are the parent of a child age 4-11 years old who is overweight and interested in helping your child make healthy food, activity and lifestyle choices, contact the project coordinator for more info or to sign up. Sessions are 12 weeks and include in-person or on-line sessions to fit your family's lifestyle. Email email@example.com or call 253-982-0531. - JBLM Community Calendar
Madigan Army Medical Center researchers are recruiting Soldiers to participate in Fit4Duty, a research study on the effectiveness of a health education and fitness program for preventing weight gain (such as that associated with aging, recent injury, or previous weight loss). This study is currently open to active-duty Army Soldiers, only. Additional eligibility requirements apply - for more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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 email@example.com 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 - Nov. 1 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
/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.
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