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Upcoming sports opps on JBLM

Youth: Young golfers ages 7 to 18 can now register for the First Tee Youth Golf Camp offered through Joint Base Lewis-McChord Child and Youth Services. There are two camps provides between the two JBLM golf courses — Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main and

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Round-up of JBLM sporting opportunities

Time for the ‘Smart Start’ sports camp Youth: Child, Youth and School Services will host a Start Smart youth sports camp Tuesday-Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the gymnasium inside Parent Central Services on Lewis Main. The camp provides an introduction to the fundamentals of various sports.

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A Year in Review at JBLM

The year 2016 was filled with reorganization for efficiency and steady training for continued readiness at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. PAO news staff was honored to cover a wide range of stories, such as ongoing unit exercises, improvements to base infrastructure and resources, visits from Department of Defense

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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Halloween specifics for JBLM trick or treating

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREATING SAFETY ON BASE: Joint Base Lewis-McChord requests the cooperation of citizens and parents to help our #MilKids trick-or-treat safely at base housing only, no barracks. Trick-or-treating will take place in JBLM housing areas Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Directorate of Emergency Services staff will provide

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Special Ops Conducting a Military Readiness Exercise at JBLM Thursday through Saturday

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Soldiers from an element of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will be conducting a routine military readiness exercise Thursday through Saturday. This type of exercise is used periodically to maintain a high level of combat readiness.

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Force Protection exercise Wednesday on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – JBLM officials are scheduled to conduct a Force Protection exercise Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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

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16th CAB headed to Afghanistan

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, will case its colors March 10 ahead of its deployment to Afghanistan. The casing ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Theater.The "Raptor" brigade is set to deploy to Afghanistan with about 800 Soldiers

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HIMARS won't fire on JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – At this time, JBLM Army leaders have decided to not pursue further environmental study toward integrating the HIMARS Reduced Range Practice Round (RRPR) into JBLM’s permanent training infrastructure.  Army leadership wants to place more efforts and resources into other training

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Three wells on JBLM shut down

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Over the past several months, the Army is testing drinking water on its installations for the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), two manmade chemicals found in many consumer and industrial products.   In accordance with Environmental

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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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