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Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials updated the community Monday discussing the slow down in on-base housing turnovers, youth sports, and vaccines.


Lt. Gen. Ray George, JBLM and I Corps commander reiterated that vaccines are open to those 40 and over, plus to certain job specialties as well as those with compromised immune systems. George said that anyone who has declined receiving the vaccine can still opt in.

There are no options for drop in vaccines at the end of the day for left-over vaccines like some off base facilities currently offer. A vaccine drive thru will open around April 6 on McChord by appointment. Those 75 and older can drop in those drive thrus without an appointment. This will increase capacity as the American Lake Club location is phased out. Those that have already received one dose will return to American Lake for their second dose.

The base will continue to administer the Pfizer drug.

Col. Skye Duncan, garrison commander said Lincoln Military Housing is behind in turning over homes. In the past that process took two weeks. “It is taking longer than that now,” Duncan said.

Duncan said 350 homes should be back online by June 1, and a 150 more by end of summer, in addition to regular turn overs of currently occupied homes during the upcoming PCS season.

Those homes being currently renovated are coming back online at the pace of two a week, Duncan added.

Spring sports are expanding as the region moves to Phase Three with open registration right now for golf, karate, flag football and cheer.

Child care is running at 80% capacity while roughly 95% of the entire base work force has returned, Duncan said.  A small number of jobs will remain as telework positions permanently.

Kimbro pool and the Splash Pad is not open due to a leak.  There is no time frame for reopening.

Military police will aggressively monitor speeding, running stop signs, and cell use.  George said 50% of those problems are happening in drivers' own neighborhoods.

The recycling Center should open in the next two months for ID card holders, Duncan said.

A complete list of updates for the base is here:

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