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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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Free holiday trees for military Saturday on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – JBLM’s Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will accept a delivery of several hundred Christmas “Trees for Troops,” donated by tree growers and their customers throughout the United States. The Christmas Trees are scheduled to be delivered Friday at the

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JBLM hosts the Alpha Warrior Military Demonstration

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.— American Ninja Warrior Competitors Brent Steffensen and Kacy Catanzaro will visit JBLM Saturday as part of Army Entertainment and Army Sport’s Alpha Warrior Military Demonstration.   The Alpha Warrior Challenge brings pure sport to obstacle racing. Alpha Warrior is a new type of

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Thursday early release; Friday late arrival for JBLM; Except for mission critical personnel

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. –   EARLY RELEASE October 13 Due to projected poor weather, JBLM service members and civilian employees, who are not designated as mission critical, are authorized an early release today beginning at 3 p.m.   LATE ARRIVAL October 14 Due to projected poor driving conditions on Friday morning,

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Country Music’s Craig Campbell to perform at JBLM Tuesday

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Country music singer Craig Campbell will perform at Joint Base Lewis-McChord at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of the Grand Ole Opry/USO Concert Series, which includes a coast-to-coast journey visiting and performing for military families. Campbell’s involvement in this concert series

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Breaking: JBLM soldier dies during PT

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord died early this morning during unit physical training.  The soldier and his unit were conducting a unit run in a wooded area on JBLM Lewis North at the time of the incident. Emergency

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Rocket firing delayed

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Test firing of Reduced Range Practice Rockets (RRPR) this week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is delayed.  The firings are delayed because an important safety feature on the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System vehicle alerted field artillery Soldiers Friday that there was insufficient

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JBLM soldier dies during training

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.— Captain James M. Ahn, 29, a 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier died during an airborne operation in Mason County, Wash., on Sept. 11, 2015   The airborne operation occurred at about noon, and after a search of the area, the body was found at approximately 10 p.m.   An

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Special Olympics this weekend on base

The Special Olympics Washington 2015 Summer Games are May 29-31 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord! Service members, employees, and residents may notice increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic at supporting locations throughout the base - particularly in the vicinity of track & field events at Cowan and Memorial Stadiums on

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Unity Bridge opens Monday

(JBLM release) – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will open Unity Bridge, which connects JBLM Lewis Main to JBLM McChord Field at 5 a.m. Monday. Unity Bridge crosses over Perimeter Road, which bisects Lewis Main and McChord Field, to link these segments of the joint base. Construction on the bridge and roadway began

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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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