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Drug Take-Back Day

Turn in unwanted medications Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lewis Main and McChord Field Exchange stores. Drop off unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, inhalers, and lotions, ointments, or liquid medication in leak-proof containers for safe disposal - no questions asked. (The following items will not be accepted: needles, IV bags, thermostats, blood or medical waste, personal care products, chemicals, syringes, hydrogen peroxide, or aerosol cans). Hosted by Madigan Army Medical Center and JBLM Law Enforcement. Not at JBLM? Find more sites nationwide, at: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/SEARCH-NTBI/.

Career fair prep

JBLM ACAP and WA National Guard Career Days are April 29-30 at the American Lake Conference Center (NCO Beach Road, Lewis North). On April 29, take part in resume and interview preparation workshops: 8-10 a.m. - Maximizing Linked-In; 10 a.m.-noon - Career Search Optimization; 1-2:30 p.m. Interview panel with corporate recruiters; 2:30-4 p.m. - Resume panel with corporate recruiters. Call (253) 967-3258 or (253) 967-5189 to RSVP. On April 30, visit with more than 90 employers, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center. To pre-register, visit http://tinyurl.com/jblmacap430

CIF closed May 19-23

The Central Issue Facility (CIF) will be closed for annual inventory May 19-23, 2014. Service members and their leaders are encourage to plan ahead to schedule ETS, PCS, and retirement clearing, equipment issue, and other CIF business during the closure. Soldiers that must clear during this period must have their orders stamped "Emergency Clearing" by Central Out-Processing. Any other emergencies will be handled on a case by case basis. If you need emergency assistance during the closure, contact CIF Customer Service at (253) 967-3901 or the CIF Operations Manager at (253) 966-0329.

AFCS user survey

Help JBLM and Armed Forces Community Service develop their programs to better meet your needs. Click the link to take a short survey and provide us your feedback: www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBLMAFCS

Free landscape mulch

The JBLM document destruction facility has free paper shreds available free to on-base gardeners. Paper shreds can be used around landscape plants to create a paper-mache blanket that lets water through to the roots while blocking weeds. To pick up, stop by the Document Destruction Facility facility (3rd Division Dr. and Collier Ave.; Bldg 3152, Lewis Main) during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. Questions? Call (253) 966-0625.

JBLM Shuttle changes

The JBLM Shuttle schedule changes were effective April 14. You can download the new schedule from the JBLM homepage (listed under "Featured Links"), or from the transportation page.

Operation Kid Fit

Army Public Health Command at JBLM is offering up to 40 families the chance to take part in "Operation Kid Fit," a parent-focused program designed to help learn effective techniques for reinforcing healthy food choices and lifestyle habits with their children. Open to JBLM parents of qualifying children ages 5-10 years old. For info, call (253) 982-0531.

Fit & Ready seeks Soldiers

Soldiers who are motivated to lose weight in order to meet Army weight standards and will be on-station at JBLM for at least 3 months this year may be eligible to participate in a Army health promotion program that will assist with weight loss efforts. To learn more, contact the study team, at Madigan Army Medical Center by calling (253) 968-4751 or email fitandreadystudy@gmail.com.

EEO relocates, new phone #

The JBLM Equal Employment Opportunity office - including the Disability Program/Reasonable Accommodation Office - is relocating. Effective Monday, March 24 the EEO office will be located in Room 1077; Building 100 (the 62nd Airlift Wing headquarters building on Col. Joe Jackson Blvd., McChord Field). The new EEO phone number (253) 982-1285. JBLM personnel can call that number to schedule an appointment.

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 usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dpw-edpr@mail.mil.

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.

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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