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Growing gardens on JBLM

There are ways for gardeners on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to keep their hands buried in the soil and their souls filled with the potential of tiny seeds. For $25 a year, you can have a 4-foot by 10-foot raised garden bed either at the McChord Field or Lewis North gardens. Community

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JBLM holiday events calendar

YOUTH EVENTS AT HILLSIDE CENTER Hillside Youth Center and Teen Zone has tons of fun events planned for middle school and teen youth in the coming weeks: • Dec. 1: Hail and Farewell. Open to the entire family with a free dinner from cooking club recipes. • Dec. 8: Enjoy late-night activities for enrolled kids,

Major units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Major units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

I Corps, America's First Corps, is a three-star headquarters that manages daily activities for more than 70,000 Soldiers and Airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and across the Pacific, including Hawaii, Alaska and Japan. Their job is to "Deploy, Fight and Win" decisively in any environment to enhance security and

Timeline: From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Timeline: From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Jan. 6, 1917 - Pierce County bonds itself for $2 million to buy 70,000 acres of land at American Lake to donate for federal military use. Bond paid off in October 1937.April 9, 1917 - An Army-engineer company started survey work at the American Lake site for a military camp.

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Intramural and youth sports sign ups

Intramural: Learn about this year’s Open Spring Softball season Wednesday at 6 p.m. inside the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Season starts April 1 with the league tournament May 6. Cost to register a team in recreational, competitive or women’s leagues is $250. Open to

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Upcoming athletic opportunities on JBLM

Outdoor: The monthly Sporting Clays shooting competition is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main. Competition includes 100 targets across 10 different stations. Commonly nicknamed “golf with shotguns.” Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $35 per

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Bus route connects the post

A post-wide bus route, developed by a Pierce Transit and Fort Lewis partnership, aims at improving sustainability efforts, decreasing on-post traffic and making commuting easier for Soldiers, families and employees. The Fort Lewis 207-sequence routes run on weekdays and cost 75 cents for a single ride, a

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Know your motorcycle rules

There are few activities that inspire more personal freedom than riding a motorcycle. Cruising down the highway, wind in your face and the sun on your shoulders as you crank the throttle to accelerate through a series of twists and turns is a mighty exhilarating and

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Car decals will be required across base

Starting Oct. 1, 2010, all vehicles entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Field must have current Department of Defense decals. Retirees, Air Force active-duty and reserve personnel, and civil servant personnel, as well as all dependants, can obtain vehicle decals at a number of locations. On McChord Field, you can stop

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2016 Air Show & Warrior Expo is a "Go"

The 2016 JBLM Air Show & Warrior Expo is a "GO" for August 27-28 at McChord Field. The all-day event will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as the marquee act, along with the U.S. Army's "Golden Knights." "After a four-year hiatus, we're extremely pleased to bring this magnificent event back

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54th MPs headed to Afghanistan

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The 54th Military Police Company, will case its colors in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, in a ceremony to be conducted on Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at Soldiers Field House on JBLM Lewis Main. The 54th Military Police Company "Dragon Maulers" will

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Strykers honor Pearl Harbor veteran

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -  The 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment,4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2ndInfantry Division, will conduct a ceremony tomorrow, Dec. 7, to re-issue several combat-related military awards to a veteran of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at the onset of World War II.  The ceremony will be at 4 p.m.

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Soldier charged with premeditated murder in Afghan deaths

Charges were preferred today against a soldier who is accused in the deaths of three Afghan civilians. Charges against Specialist Jeremy Morlock include: three specifications of murder under Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 118 - Premeditated Murder; one specification of assault under Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 128, Assault.JBLM

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22nd Military Police Battalion to return Saturday

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - About 100 soldiers assigned to the 22nd Military Police Battalion (Criminal Investigation Division) will be reunited with friends and families at a "welcome home" ceremony currently scheduled for 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Soldiers Field House on JBLM Main. The 22nd Military Police Battalion (CID) deployed to Iraq in July 2009,

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