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Former Soldier sets bench press record of 500 pounds

Recreation

Former Soldier sets bench press record of 500 pounds

In competitive weightlifting, a sport where the bench is commonly the ideal place to be, the term "light weight" can be subjective - especially with more than 450 pounds of iron plates piled onto a 45-pound bar. But that's often what onlookers shout to stir up a little

JBLM Soldiers helping on Habitat for Humanity project

Focus

JBLM Soldiers helping on Habitat for Humanity project

PARKLAND - "Communities like this are amazing," Katrina Masters professed Saturday afternoon, looking over a charming 30-home development that boasts two separate playgrounds, a sports field, numerous rain gardens, protected wetlands, walking trails - even streets and driveways that soak up rainfall. She smiled as she talked

Military exposure at local science fair

Schools

Military exposure at local science fair

  TACOMA - Even in a gymnasium packed with tri-fold presentation boards, men and women clad in white lab coats and college professors scribbling down notes on grading sheets, an old Army infantryman can find some common ground. Over the last 25 years, Sgt. Maj. Robert Braddock has led

Free clothing, equipment cleaning eliminates one clearing stress

Military Resources

Free clothing, equipment cleaning eliminates one clearing stress

  It's been available free to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers since 2003, but Rita Parker knows the reality: The base's Directorate of Logistics laundry service is still something of a hidden gem. She doesn't know why, she said, but even despite Facebook posts on some of JBLM's most popular

JBLM Program aids aspiring entrepreneurs

Jobs

JBLM Program aids aspiring entrepreneurs

Ross and Michaela Potter know they have plenty of opportunities waiting for them when they leave the Army later this year. Michaela, a specialist and EMT-certified combat medic with experience working in the private sector as a first responder, could probably land a job as a technician

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JBLM Soldiers do the Harlem Shake

Where else will you see a captain dressed like a giraffe, a lieutenant in a Gumby suit, a private first class wearing a wolf mask backwards, a specialist throwing Monopoly money into a box fan and another Soldier wearing a (gulp) man thong? Nowhere else, really, except,

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Pendleton road project making progress

With all hurdles out of the way, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives in charge of the Pendleton Multi-way Boulevard project say they are on track for completion of road construction on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Their hardest work is behind them. As weather improves and temperatures

McChord Flightline Chatter

Airman named best military firefighter

Senior Airman Steven Soto is shy and quiet. But make no mistake - if something comes up, he'll probably be the first to volunteer. That, one of his superiors said, is the attitude that recently earned him the honor of 2012 Military Firefighter of the Year for the

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