MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- On Saturday, Oct. 26, Madigan staff, beneficiaries and the families of the JBLM community joined in the annual festivities of the "Madigan Halloween Extravaganza." The event, hosted by Madigan's Soldier and Family Readiness Group, featured games, treats, a magician and a haunted house.

One of the event's main attractions was a special show in Letterman Auditorium featuring the magic of AlakaSam, who has been performing comedy magic and twisting balloon sculptures all over the country for over 40 years. AlakaSam has performed at each of these events at Madigan.

The FRG is a command-sponsored organization consisting of Madigan's assigned Soldiers, civilian employees and the immediate and extended families of each. Its mission is to promote resiliency and self-sufficiency among its members by providing mutual support and assistance, as well as a network for communications among the family members, the chain of command and community resources.