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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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JBLM to continue test firing HIMARS Reduced Range Practice Rockets

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The first day of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Reduced Range Practice Rocket (RRPR) test firing at JBLM was complete Tuesday. Leadership here have determined the initial noise test samples from the U.S. Army Public Health Command off-base noise monitors are within authorized parameters and

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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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Change of command

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Col. H. Charles Hodges, Jr. will relinquish command of Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Col. Daniel S. Morgan, in a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 9, JBLM McChord Field. Col. Hodges has been the joint base commander

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AAFES and Hollywood Team up to Premiere Marvel’s Iron Man 3 on Red Carpet at JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Army and Air Force Exchange Service has teamed up with Marvel Comics and Skype to provide JBLM Servicemembers and their families an once-in-a-lifetime entertainment experience. Marvel's Iron Man 3 will premiere Wednesday evening April 24 at two locations: the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., and

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JBLM EOD Soldier killed

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.-According to the Dept. of Defense, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett, 26, of Glendora, California, died November 10, in Sperwan Gar, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when he encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 53rd Ordnance Company (EOD), 3rd Ordnance Battalion

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Army amends, adds charges against Bales

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Today the United States Army preferred amended and additional charges against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the Soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in March.    The charges allege Staff Sgt. Bales violated the following provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: Article 118- sixteen specifications

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Army Announces command of new Lewis-McChord Headquarters

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. The Army announced today that Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza will assume command of the 7th Infantry Division Headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord when the unit is reactivated Oct. 1. Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced the establishment of the new two-star headquarters April

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JBLM mourns Kiowa crews

An investigation continues into a Monday evening crash of two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters in a remote Joint Base Lewis-McChord training area near the town of Rainier.The incident claimed the lives of four Soldiers: Capt. Anne Montgomery, 25, of North Dakota; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Frank A. Buoniconti, 36, of

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JBLM steps up "vigiliance" following death of Bin Laden

  In light of the successful U.S. raid that resulted in Osama Bin Laden's death on Sunday, American military installations have begun to take steps to ensure their communities are safe against any reprisal terrorist organizations might be considering. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is no exception. Installation officials have already started taking common-sense

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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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