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Currently deployed units extended?

I Corps commander briefs community, Tuesday

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I Corps and JBLM Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George briefed the larger Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community, Tuesday, during a Facebook Live event, indicating that it is possible some currently deployed units from JBLM could be extended longer than planned.

George had little more to say on that subject other than he should know those impacts in the next couple weeks. George said there are several units currently deployed from the base.

George took a few minutes at the top of Tuesday's event to encourage resiliency, and to tell his troops and families to take advantage of the time to build closer bonds with loved ones, as well as stay fit.

"Seek out silver linings," George added, informing attendees that his son-in-law was recently furloughed from his job. George said military personnel are lucky that their paychecks continue to flow.

In other news, George said Pacific Pathways is not officially cancelled, but a new date has not been fixed. He said the base will remain in semi-lock-down mode through May 4, and any plans to reopen then or later will be a deliberate process. He said don't expect life back to normal in a couple weeks. "Think a couple months," he added.

George said there have been a few more positive cases of COVID-19 on base, but didn't specify a number. He said Madigan is prepared for any spike.

As for face masks, the directive to wear a protective cloth, face coverings on JBLM is true for anyone accessing the base, but is only required when you are unable to maintain the six-foot social distance.

The following is an update on current services and activities on JBLM:

Auto centers: Closed until further notice. 

Barber shops: All barber shops and salons on JBLM are closed until further notice.

Dental clinics: Dental Clinic No. 3, located at 2103 N. Division St. on Lewis Main, is the only dental clinic open for services for JBLM active-duty service members. The clinic will continue to provide sick call, dental readiness category 3 (DRC3), AND DRC4 care. Operating hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday. After-hours emergency dental care remains available through the Madigan Emergency room. The McChord Field, Madigan, Dental Clinic No. 2, Okubo, and Fulton Dental clinics are all closed.

Education centers: The Stone Education Center and McChord Field Education Center are closed.

Exchange facilities and concessions: McChord Field businesses closed until further notice: Optical Shop, Optometry, Simply Perfect Nails, Flower Shop, Hair Studio, Best Eyebrows and Sushi Teriyaki.

Lewis Main businesses closed until further notice: Optical Shop, Madigan Optical Shop, Optometry, Sushi Teriyaki, Lock and Leave, Hair Studio, Flower Shop, Madigan Flower Shop and Best Eyebrows.

QDOBA: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends

Auntie Anne's: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Subway: Closed until further notice

Lewis North Arby's: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays

Madigan Einstein's: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting March 23

Madigan Subway: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fishing: There is no fishing allowed on JBLM, as we are following the state's guidelines. 

Fitness centers on JBLM: All fitness centers on JBLM are closed until further notice.


Warrior Zone Café food service: closed

Bowl Arena Lanes food service: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. 253.967.4661 

Sounders Lanes food service: closed

Habanero Mexican Grill: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily. 253.982.3271

Sam Adams at Eagle's Pride Golf Course: closed

Sam Adams Brewhouse at Cascade: closed

McChord Club (events side): closed 

American Lake Conference Center : closed

Battle Bean/Bookstore in Stone Education Center: closed

GO Lewis-McChord Transit Shuttle: Not operating until further notice. 

Golf courses: closed

Hawk Transition Center: All classes have been suspended, and the counselors will be conducting telephonic counseling appointments. For SFL/TAP new enrollment, call 1.800.325.4715, or visit:, to request virtual access. Once virtual access is granted, notify the Hawk Transition Center at 253.967.3258.

ID Cards/DEERS enrollment: The ID Card Center in Waller Hall, on Lewis Main, is open and will not close; the ID Card facility on McChord Field is open for only active-duty, Reserve and Guard service members. All others needing ID support on McChord Field are welcome at Waller Hall. To make ID Card appointments, go to:

Lewis Army Museum: Closed to public until April 15.

Lewis-McChord Communities: All community centers are closed. Playgrounds are open; play at your own risk.

Libraries: All libraries on JBLM are closed until further notice. 

Motorcycle Safety Classes: Canceled until further notice.

Outdoor Recreation: All Outdoor Recreation locations and programs are closed. Reservations for the next two weeks are canceled and refunds will be issued. The online reservation system for campground, cabins and equipment rental is shut down for two weeks. At this time, there is no guidance to have current guests at the cabins and campground leave.

Pets: Closed for privately-owned animal care until further notice. Authorized exceptions include pre-approved international health certificates and existing prescription refills. Call 253.982.3954 to refill your pet's medication. 

Recycling Centers: All JBLM Recycling Centers are closed until further notice. 

Sports, Fitness & Aquatics: JBLM gyms and pools and the indoor rock wall at Adventures Unlimited are closed until further notice. This includes 24/7 gym access for registered patrons. Intramural sports, youth sports, bowling leagues and Kids' Climbing Club are canceled until further notice. 

Tax Center: To support minimal mission-essential manning, the JBLM Tax Center is now closed for all walk-ins and new appointments for the 2020 filing season. For more information about taxes, call 253.967.1040 or visit the Tax Center website.

Theaters on JBLM: All theaters on JBLM are closed. 

Trash and Recycling Pick-Up: Bulk pick-up is suspended in housing, until further notice. Regularly scheduled trash and recycling pick-up will continue.

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