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JBLM directs most service members and civilians to stay home

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Jan. 18, 2012 at 9:53 am with No Comments »
January 18, 2012 9:53 am

Joint Base Lewis-McChord this morning announced it would “curtail operations” today because of severe weather. Only mission critical service members and essential civilian employees will be asked to go to work today. Here’s the announcement from the base:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will curtail operations on Wednesday, January 18, with only mission essential (Air Force Level Bravo) and critical (Air Force Level Alpha) personnel reporting for duty.

Critical personnel should report for duty on time; mission essential personnel may report up to two hours late.

Only JBLM civilian employees who are designated as mission essential or critical should report for duty. Those not designated as mission essential or critical will be placed on administrative leave during the curtailment. Employees who are unsure about whether they are required to report for duty should check with their supervisors for instructions.

Military personnel should follow the instructions of their chain of command; commanders will determine who within their units are required to report and at what time.

Madigan Healthcare System has canceled all scheduled patient appointments for Wednesday. Additionally, all outpatient pharmacy services will be extremely limited on Wednesday, and patients are encouraged to call (253) 968-2999 prior to coming to the hospital. The emergency room will remain operational. Patients will be contacted with rescheduling information.

For the latest information about Joint Base Lewis-McChord road conditions, closures, and delays, call (253) 967-1733 to hear a recorded message with the latest information, check the JBLM Current Conditions Web site at, or check JBLM’s Facebook page at Air Force personnel on McChord Field can also call (253) 982-TALK for updated information.

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