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Impacts of government shutdown at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Impacts of government shutdown at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Starting Oct. 1, the government is on a limited government shutdown. Below is a summary of how the shutdown will impact services at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   It is recommended anyone doing business with a JBLM agency to call that agency first to ensure it is open prior to visiting the base. UNIT

Important dates for your child’s physical exam

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Important dates for your child’s physical exam

Madigan's Department of Pediatrics is offering several dedicated physical exam dates this summer:August 28, Sept. 13, and Sept. 25. Physical exams appointments are offered for TRICARE Prime patients ages 4 to 18 who are enrolled in the Madigan Department of Pediatrics. Parents should ensure that the parent section

New medical service available to military adolescents in Steilacoom

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New medical service available to military adolescents in Steilacoom

Madigan Healthcare System is proud to announce the official opening of the Military Adolescent School Based Health Initiative (MASBHI) in partnership with the Steilacoom Historic School District No.1. Team members from the Division of Adolescent Medicine's patient-centered medical home at Madigan will conduct a teen clinic

See greetings from your deployed loved one

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See greetings from your deployed loved one

DVIDS has posted holiday greetings from men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Currently, there are 111 greetings from troops whose hometown is in Washington State, and 14 greetings from troops who are from Oregon. http://www.dvidshub.net/holiday/C110/WA http://www.dvidshub.net/holiday/C110/OR See the complete Shout Out list right hereLOOKING FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND

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Bus route changes coming

Effective SUNDAY, OCT 2: Pierce County bus service will undergo considerable changes as Pierce Transit implements service reductions. New schedules are now available for download, at www.piercetransit.org. If you are a regular bus rider, please check your route - weekday and weekend service will be

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Troops to Teachers

The Troops to Teachers program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced and dedicated personnel in our nation's classrooms. TTT also provides tuition assistance for teacher certification and a bonus for teaching in a high needs school. If you want to

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Home school info day

Learn about homeschooling from the Washington Homeschool Organization Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the McChord Library, Building 851, Jackson Blvd. For more details, call the McChord Library at 982-3454.

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New education center at JBLM dedicated to WWII Medal of Honor recipient

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A new education center here will be dedicated in honor of Medal of Honor recipient John "Bud" Hawk in a ceremony Aug. 19. The 87-year-old former WWII Army sergeant is scheduled to attend the ceremony.The dedication ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the "John

Memorial Day 2011 - Events involving JBLM troops

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Memorial Day 2011 - Events involving JBLM troops

  Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the United States with a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the base cemetery. Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commanding general, I Corps will be the guest speaker. 

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Silver Stars going to STS airmen

Approximately 13 medals will be awarded to Airmen of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, during a ceremony here at 9 a.m. April 29. The medals are being awarded for combat actions during the deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. During the ceremony, Staff Sgt. Sean Harvell will

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4th Stryker killed in Afghanistan

According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25, of Hampton, Va., died Jan. 16, in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

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Memorial Ceremony for 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier Wednesday

Family, friends, Service members and the Joint Base community will remember a 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier who died while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in a ceremony to be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the JBLM Lewis Main Evergreen Chapel. Staff

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JBLM to host Defense Centers of Excellence and NFL “The Real Warriors Campaign” Game Day event Saturday

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - JBLM leaders will host the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) Real Warriors Campaign and three former NFL players for a Real Warriors Campaign Game Day event Saturday. The Game Day event will be held at the Nelson Recreation Center and

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Stryker killed in Afghanistan

According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Markie T. Sims, 20, of Citra, Florida, died Dec. 29, of wounds sustained while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. According to unit records, Pfc.

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3rd Ord soldier from JBLM killed

According to the Department of Defense,  Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Reid, 27, of Rochester, N.Y., died Dec. 13 in Landstuhl, Germany from wounds suffered on Dec. 9, in Sperwan Village, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to

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JBLM Force Protection Exercise December 12 Impacts Base Access, Facilities, Customer Service Activities

JBLM officials will conduct a Force Protection exercise Wednesday, December 12 as part of an annual Installation Management Command (IMCOM) requirement to ensure JBLM's leadership and first responders are prepared to respond to a variety of security threats and able to protect personnel, resources, and

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4th Stryker Soldier killed

According to the Department of Defense, Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, which

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42nd Military Police Brigade returns from Afghanistan

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.--The 595th Military Police Company, 42nd Military Police Brigade, is scheduled to return from a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan Nov. 6 and will reunite with their families at Wilson Gym here shortly after the Soldiers touch ground at 10:05 a.m.     The 42nd Military Police Brigade Commadner Col.

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JBLM unit headed to post-Sandy clean-up

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - I Corps' 62nd Medical Brigade Preventative Medicine Team received notification to send 13 personnel to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  The preventative medicine team will depart today and will return within 30 days.  U.S. Forces Command contacted the I Corps' Emergency Operation Center about this

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The circus comes to JBLM: The Bales trial set

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.-- The Article 32 Investigation, a U.S. Courts Martial pre-trial proceeding, for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales,  2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, is scheduled for Nov. 5 -16 here at JBLM. Bales faces 16 counts of premeditated murder

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