MyJBLM.com goes public on 1 June. SSMCP has been the primary contributor and manager of the upcoming myjblm.com site. The pages offer those with connections to JBLM to share their stories of past, present and future with recognition to the 100 years of Camp Lewis existence from 1917 to 2017.
Gather your photos, write stories and be ready to share your history with the installation.
Elected Officials Council
19 May 2016
Eagles Pride Golf Course
Service Member Survey
Release date: 1 May
Every 2 years the SSMCP conducts a Service Member Survey to assess the quality of life, needs and areas military members access while near JBLM. This year's survey will only take 10 minutes, but offers the potential to have a lasting impact on improving communities in the ways troops deem important. Prizes will be awarded to random participants who provide their contact information on the survey.
Results are planned for release in September.
Thurston County/JBLM/SSMCP Town Hall
Eagles Pride Golf Course. By invitation.
On 30 March SSMCP sponsored a Thurston County Military & Communities Gathering. It was the first time a tailored SSMCP event for Thurston County elected officials has been held. Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero served as emcee for the event. All the Thurston County commissioners, several State congressional district representatives, city mayors, and other public officials were present. Military officials from JBLM led by MG Thomas James, the Commanding General of 7th Infantry Division, and the JBLM Headquarters staff along with community connector units for Lacey, Yelm, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County attended.
The intent behind the evening was to promote networking and knowledge sharing on implementation of the Joint Land Use Study. Presentations by SSMCP and JBLM set the tone for the event. MG(ret) Jimmy Collins, the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Washington State, was the key note speaker. City mayors from each jurisdiction offered remarks about past and future community connector events and planned activities between JBLM units their community. Common themes running through the presentations were: the importance of partnerships and collaborative activities, gathering facts/local perceptions through SSMCP surveys, data analysis for decision-makers, SSMCP as an honest broker between JBLM and communities, and promotion of regional prosperity.
SSMCP Briefs Community & Military Leaders at Gen. Lanza's Installation Update Breakfast
12 January 2016, Eagles Pride Golf Course, Joint Base Lewis McChord
4th Annual SSMCP Forum
12 November 2015, McChord Club (700 Barnes Boulevard, JBLM–McChord Field), Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Over 100 attendees heard from Army, Air Force and National Guard military leaders, federal and state elected officials, community partners, and more at the 4th Annual South Sound Military & Communities Partnership (SSMCP) Forum. They heard about about outfall from the recent downsizing at JBLM and the base's role in the national "Pivot to the Pacific." They gained a better understanding of the role local communities and employers can play in supporting active duty, guard, and reserve members. Attendees were also among the first to see the results of SSMCP's 2015 JBLM Business and Community survey as well as the recommendations from the 2015 JBLM Joint Land USe Study. Learn about SSMCP's accomplishments over the past year and priorities for the future.
Speaker presentations are included below: