Upcoming transition events
Logistics Industry Summit - Sept. 11 from 10-2 p.m., Hangar 10; JBLM McChord Field. Hire our Heroes and JBLM SFL-TAP will host an industry networking forum and "reverse job fair" for private industry employers and service members in logistics-relates military specialties. You do not need to be in a transition status to take part. Flyer Register
Washington State Transition Summit - Sept. 22-24, various locations. This 3-day symposium has programming for senior military leaders, employers, government and non-profit partners, and servicemembers preparing to leave military service. Leadership info Register
Combatives tournament Sept. 8-11
Units throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord will have the opportunity to test the hand-to-hand combat skills of their service members in the return of the JBLM Modern Army Combatives Tournament, Sept. 8-11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Soldiers Field House.
The competition is open to personnel from all branches of service. Register in-person at the Bayonet Combatives Academy (Cook Avenue, Lewis Main) by Aug. 31.
Additional water restrictions effective Aug. 5
WATER RESTRICTIONS: Due to continuing dry weather and seasonal drought conditions, Joint Base Lewis-McChord has imposed Level 2 & 3 water restrictions on JBLM areas and facilities.
McChord Field (level 3)
- No exterior water usage in housing, dorm and unit areas (includes lawn sprinklers/watering and pools).
- Vehicle washing at wash facilities using recycled water, only
- Aircraft washing is authorized
- Irrigation islimited to landscape trees & shrubs: M/W/F from 9 p.m.-midnight; and athletic fields from M/W/F, 4-6 a.m. Additionally, irrigation of newly-installed landscape planting at Stoney Oak neighborhood is authorized M/W/Sat. from 7-9 p.m.
- Whispering Firs golf course irrigation is authorized (source does not impact drinking water supplies).
Lewis Main & North (level 2)
- Vehicle washing at wash facilities using recycled water, only
- Irrigation is limited to landscape trees & shrubs and Watkins Field; also youth athletic fields (28th & Pierce, Freedom Park) on M/W/F from 7-9 a.m, and other athletic fields from M/W/F, 4-6 a.m.
- Limited use of exterior water for small "splash" pools and for watering newly established seeds/plants is authorized. In housing areas, outdoor watering/sprinkler use is limited to M/W/Sat. from 7-9 p.m.
- Eagles Pride golf course irrigation is authorized (source does not impact drinking water supplies).
These measures are being implemented to ensure the long-term sustainability of our water resources. JBLM's priorities are ensuring safe drinking water for all customers, providing for adequate fire protection during seasonal drought conditions, and managing demand to preserve water pressure during periods of historically heavy usage while maintaining our landscape investments (young tress, shrubs, and new lawns).
If you have questions or concerns, contact JBLM Public Works: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETS brief appointments
Effective July 28, the Transition Center will conduct the ETS Order Brief by appointment only. This briefing is for enlisted Soldiers who are within six months of their contracted ETS date.
The ETS Order Brief is conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. at Waller Hall (Bldg. 2140, Room 300; Lewis Main).
Click here to schedule an appointment.
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Blue Star Museums
Service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa at no charge through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program. More information, via Northwest Guardian.
Find information about upcoming local activities and on-base events in one easy-to-use format, via JBLM's Community Calendar.
Black bear safety advisory
Personnel utilizing wilderness training areas are encouraged to familiarize themselves with black bear behavior and take appropriate precautions (see: WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife for black bear info and tips).
Family housing residents are encouraged to avoid leaving food (including dirty barbecue grills, trash cans, pet food and bird feeders) outdoors overnight to discourage bears and other wildlife from entering housing areas.
Black bears are native to wooded areas of western Washington and typically avoid human contact, but can attack defensively if surprised by humans or pets. Bears that seek out human interaction due to accessible food scraps, trash, bird or pet food dispensers are a particular danger. If you encounter a bear in a populated area of JBLM, contact Military Police dispatch at (253) 967-7112 or -7113.
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.
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
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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.
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