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Community update highlights for April 2016

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Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach. The following are yesterday's highlights.

From JBLM Commander, Col. Daniel S. Morgan, opening remarks:

Priorities for the month of April include a focus on Life, Health, and Safety.  To that end, JBLM will be highlighting sexual assault awareness, child abuse awareness (as April is the month of the military child), and road safety.

From Transition Services:

Multiple transition events will take place in the coming months, culminating in the transition summit happening in the fall.

JBLM SFL-TAP will provide a five-day Executive Transition Workshop for CPTs selected for OSB on April 18-22.

"Gaining the Corporate Edge" executive symposium will offer clarity and career development insights culminating in a networking event May 4.

A unique two-day event for 50 transitioning female soldiers May 18 and 19, the Redefining Your Future Transition Seminar, culminates in makeovers on the second day. Sign up through Transition Services.

For more information on these events and spouse-specific transition events, go to facebook.com/JBLMUnlimited, JBLMUnlimited.com, or contact Robin Baker at robin.j.baker10.civ.mail.mil; 253.477.4752

From Madigan Army Medical Center:

The Madigan School-Based Health System is in operation in Rogers High School, Harrison Prep, Woodbrook Middle School, Lakes High School, Pioneer Middle School, and Steilacoom High School.  This program offers clinics one half-day per week. This program offers physical exams, immunizations, screening for emotional or behavioral concerns, pharmacy services, and lab specimen collection, in addition to influenza immunization for DEERS eligible staff members.

In response to an increased need for services, MAMC will open an Autism Service Center in the former Madigan Child Development Center.  Opening is projected for early 2017.

From the Directorate of Public Works:

Earth Day events on post will include a Cowan Stadium clean-up event April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Community Garden clean-up April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (bring your own gloves, shovels and weeding tools), and an Earth Day Flea Market April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon in the MWR Fest tent behind the bowling alley.

Road construction season is in full swing - for detailed information and maps, go to JBLM.com

From Housing:

On April 1, EQUITY housing management was replaced by Lincoln Military Housing.  Lincoln will offer streamlined service orders around the clock.  Any transitional issues for individuals trying to get into properties are being worked out.

Be on the lookout for a headquarters-disseminated housing survey; complete it and you may win free gift certificates to Amazon.com.

From the Directorate of Emergency Services:

Traffic incidents are on the rise, potentially due to distracted drivers and distracted pedestrians.  Remember to turn on your vehicle's lights at dawn, and also be cognizant of the fact that safety regulations prohibit running with earbuds, and it's illegal to text and drive.

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