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Retired military working dog honored


Retired military working dog honored

Four U.S. military working dogs were the latest recipients of the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage May 22 at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Among them was Jag, a 12-year-old black Labrador retriever, who now lives in Olympia with medically retired Army Sgt. Dennis Dow and his

Task Force Brewing


Task Force Brewing

One night in the early 1990s, retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jon Alexander and retired Col. Colin Miller were drinking beer and talking about what they wanted to do after their military service. At the time, the two were roommates while serving with 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment


Go Lewis-McChord encourages biking

The weather is about to turn warm and sunny in Western Washington. Now is the time to plan to leave your car at home and take your bike wherever you need to go. GO Lewis-McChord, a program under Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division, is promoting May as

Military Life

Ten-Miler hopefuls pace field at qualifier

Despite only training for four weeks, Richard Williams finished first overall with a time of 59 minutes and 32 seconds at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler Qualifier event April 20 at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. “This is great,” Williams said. “I’ve put on

Military Life

Bowlers let good times roll on JBLM

In March, Steve Fontana retired from 13 years between both Bowl Arena Lanes and Sounders Lanes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He could have handed the reigns of running the annual Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament to someone else, but he returned to host the tournament's 12th year inside Bowl Arena Lanes

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Program offers recreational therapy for vets

Rowing can be quite a strenuous sport that tests one’s physical limitations, but with the local Seize the Oar program, it can also be a recreational therapy outlet for those who were injured serving in the U.S. military. Rowing club Seize the Oar under the Freedom Rows

Military Life

Air Force retirees share golf tricks on JBLM

Both golf courses on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have instructors who are able to provide the tips, tools and tricks for anyone on base who would like to improve their game. Art Romero provides one-on-one lessons at Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main, as the director of

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Four JBLM bowlers invited to Army trials

Four bowlers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are going to the All-Army bowling trial camp April 10 to 13 in Fort Lee, Va., to earn spots on the Army Team for the 2018 Armed Forces Bowling Championships April 14 to 17: Staff Sgt. Christopher Heron, Staff Sgt. Chris


Trivia Nights on JBLM: Battle of the brightest

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has several different ways to train and test physical abilities, but there are also two venues hosting a battleground of the minds. Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main and the Club at McChord Field have Trivia Night events scheduled this month, inviting service members


JBLM Tigers earn medals in basketball, cheerleading

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tigers participated in the Special Olympics Washington’s Winter Games March 2 to Sunday in Wenatchee, leaving with medals in both basketball and cheerleading. The Tigers’ master team for ages 22 and older was able to take the gold medal after finishing the

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JBLM bowler third at Armed Forces event

Chris Arterburn, an Olympia native and a staff sergeant with the 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, finished in third place among all men in the 2018 Armed Forces Bowling Championships April 10 to Monday in Fort Lee, Va. He finished with 3,542 pins

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5th ASOS wins base golf championship

Having knowledge of the course can lead to a successful round of golf. It was true for the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron as the unit was able to hold off the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron by six total strokes during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup

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