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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

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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

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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

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JBLM Soldier helps U.S. Army hockey team win gold in Lithuania

Sergeant Carson Omilusik, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, thought his glory days of hockey were behind him in December. He was a member of the first All Army Sports’ ice hockey team that defeated a Canadian armed forces team, 4-2, Dec. 16. The

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Staff Sergeant Tyrone Henderson ready to mix it up in 2018

Staff Sergeant Tyrone Henderson, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, believes 2018 will be his year in the world of mixed marital arts. 2017 ended well for Henderson with two first-round wins; Henderson (5-3-1) is scheduled to fight Tyler McKinney (2-0) in a featherweight


WA State Fair starts Friday

Whether you’re old school and still call it the Puyallup Fair or simply as The Fair, plan on having plenty of fun Sept. 1 to 24 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Last year, more than 1.1 million people from across the state came to the annual

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JBLM gamers prepare for competition

Remember when your parents would walk in on a round or seven on the Nintendo to send you out into the “real world?” They likely said something along the lines of, “You can’t make real money playing video games.” Well, the times have certainly changed, and they were

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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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