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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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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

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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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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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Old Camp Lewis team to be honored at Rose Bowl Game

One of college football’s oldest New Year’s traditions continues Jan. 1 when the Georgia Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners — two of the four teams in this season’s College Football Playoff — square off in the 2018 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game has a long history of

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Sports on JBLM - Year in Review

Like most years, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community showed they can compete with the best in their respective sporting venues. Active-duty service members, spouses, family members and civilians made headlines throughout 2017 for various athletic achievements. Some service members represent their units in numerous league championships

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502nd MI Bn. wins Commander’s Cup Flag Football Championship

Clark Jones Jr. of 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade came prepared for the 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Flag Football Championship Oct. 5 at the Lewis North Athletic Complex, leading the offense with 335 passing yards and six touchdowns to help

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Outdoor photography tours hosted via JBLM

Retired Army sergeant first class Kaweka Stoney, an adventure programmer for the Northwest Adventure Center, has always done photography, but he’s become more involved with the art in the last five years. Now as part of the team that provides outdoor adventure trips for the JBLM community,

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JBLM hitter helps Army to gold medal

Whether on a professional baseball field or a softball diamond on a military installation, Sgt. Jedon Matthews of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division has maintained a strong swing of the bat and a love for the game of baseball and softball. Matthews

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Free salmon Oct.10 for the troops

Service members, veterans and civilians lined up at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Clear Creek Hatchery on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the annual salmon giveaway Sept. 26. The hatchery will host an additional distribution day Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. It didn’t take long for a line

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JBLM team ready for softball showdown Saturday

A few weeks ago, service members from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron and the Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), were battling for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Softball Championship. Rivals become allies as players from both teams will go against a group

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22nd STS wins JBLM Commander’s Cup Softball Championship

Keyton Thiem might not have been the exact description of a walk-off winner with a three-run home run during the JBLM Commander’s Cup Softball Championship, but was the final hit that forced a fifth-inning, 10-run mercy rule to give the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron a 17-6 win

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Madigan neurologist member of U.S. Military Endurance Sports Team

Jodie Bolt has a drive to move. A retired Army lieutenant colonel, she now works as a child neurologist for Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. She’s also a member of the U.S. Military Endurance Sports Team. She qualified for the International Triathlon Union’s World

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