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JBLM's history includes amusement park

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JBLM's history includes amusement park

In 1917, when 91st Division commander, Maj. Gen. Henry A. Greene, sought to put young Camp Lewis recruits on a straight and narrow path, Progressive Era political reform and social activism emerged in the form of an amusement park just outside the camp's main gate. The vision for the Camp Lewis

Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

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Doolittle raid: History began on McChord Field

On the day after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, flight crews from McChord Field's 17th Bombardment Group began patrols along the Washington and Oregon state coastlines, searching for Japanese submarines to prevent another attack on the United States. But soon the 17th Bomb Group would play an

Small town winery offers down-home warmth, hospitality

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Small town winery offers down-home warmth, hospitality

TENINO - Terril Keary doesn't look like a stereotypical wine maker. Sporting a Hawaiian shirt and Seattle Seahawks visor, the Thurston County vintner serves up samples of his wines from behind the bar in his Tenino tasting room, just south of Yelm. His business partner and wife,

JBLM’s history includes amusement park

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JBLM’s history includes amusement park

In 1917 when 91st Division commander, Maj. Gen. Henry A. Greene, sought to put young Camp Lewis recruits on a straight and narrow path, Progressive Era political reform and social activism emerged in the form of an amusement park just outside the camp's main gate. The vision

JBLM Students learn math’s not boring

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JBLM Students learn math’s not boring

  Lessons in computer-aided drafting, engineering and robotics might sound like the curriculum of a local college or university, but the students who learn about these subjects through a new program located on JBLM are still years shy of high school graduation. STARBASE, which began at JBLM in

Becoming a casualty assistance officer ‘a calling,’ chief says

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Becoming a casualty assistance officer ‘a calling,’ chief says

On Easter Sunday while children participated in backyard egg hunts and neighbors greeted each other at church, a team from JBLM's Casualty Assistance Office arrived at Gray Army Airfield for another sort of family gathering - to support a grieving father, mother and wife as they

Meet JBLM's Tish Mesngon

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Meet JBLM's Tish Mesngon

When Tish Mesngon talks about the varied roles throughout her life as an Army spouse, a mother of four, a family readiness group leader, a former science teacher and the eldest of seven siblings, a theme emerges of a concept she lives by: teamwork. Named Joint Base

Vet ink: Military-inspired Tattoos

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Vet ink: Military-inspired Tattoos

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Jeremy Hubbard's best friend and two cousins literally have his back. Their names and faces are tattooed there, along with the dates they were killed in action. Friends call Hubbard modest and unpretentious. As a veteran, he understands the sacrifices that accompany a military

Douglas fir helps JBLM repair storm damage

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Douglas fir helps JBLM repair storm damage

How many men does it take to plant a 22-foot pine tree? At Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday, it took seven members of the Total Landscape maintenance team, three representatives from JBLM's property management company Equity Residential and one JBLM commander. Colonel H. Charles Hodges Jr. helped to plant

The JBLM Passport to Travel Show could be your ticket to adventure

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The JBLM Passport to Travel Show could be your ticket to adventure

Planning a vacation can become a chore, but thanks to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Leisure Travel Services, the only difficulty will be deciding where to go: Oregon coast? Hawaii? A cruise? Coming March 6, LTS will host its fifth annual Passport to Travel Show at the AFC Arena from

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Airman earns award for community service

As a boy, Airman 1st Class William Behl attended leadership training at summer camp in his home state of Wisconsin and learned four core values ­­­- respect, caring, honesty and responsibility. In 2012 as a recent Air Force recruit, the 27 year old brought those values

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McIver named JBLM's Volunteer of the Month

As a contracted employee with Joint Base Lewis-McChord's religious services, Jon McIver was confused when he was named the JBLM April Volunteer of the Month. But to hear religious education specialist Robert Auker describe why he nominated McIver, no one would question McIver's service to the religious

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JBLM Mystery solved: The case of the missing rock

An enduring mystery on Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently solved thanks to a little sleuthing by a JBLM facilities technician with a good memory. It all started three years ago when Duane Denfield, an architectural historian with JBLM's cultural resources management program, began a hunt on Lewis

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New JBLM program encourages service members to make healthier food choices

Before the lunch hour began at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Cougar Inn dining facility March 12, 51st Signal Battalion food service specialist Sgt. Joseph Evans was putting finishing touches on some homemade pies and strawberry shortcake. Desserts are still on the menu, but Department of Defense agencies are ensuring

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BAH rates protected for base residents

While military Basic Allowance for Housing increased 3.8 percent nationally in 2013, BAH rates for those serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord generally remained flat or declined minimally at some grades. But the 2013 rate changes applied only to service members arriving after Jan. 1 or for

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Care, generosity embodied in ‘Wall of Fame’ at JBLM

The youngest and the oldest of McChord Clinic's Red Cross volunteers were on hand last week to help unveil a newly constructed display that honors current volunteers who donate their time working at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord medical facility. Cassandra Harmon, 14, and Lorraine Robertson, 87, are

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Beachwood wins academic recognition again

The Center for Educational Effectiveness named Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Beachwood Elementary School a 2012 School of Distinction for consistent progress in math and reading among third, fourth and fifth graders during the last five years. This is the second consecutive year Beachwood has won the distinction. Each

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BOSS program re-energizes as troops return home from deployment

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Command Sgt. Major Ronald Johnson signed a new set of standard operating procedures that outline command and unit responsibilities for Better Opportunities for Single Service members at a ceremony Jan. 8 at Nelson Recreation Center. Johnson, who is also the senior military adviser to

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2-3 Inf. Soldiers move into stylish new home

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division have a different place to call home. They were given access Monday to modern new living quarters in Building 3685 off Stryker Avenue on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The building's first occupants included roommates Sgt. Joseph

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‘LOL’ on JBLM to feature GIs of Comedy

Nelson Recreation Center will host a free show Saturday at 7 p.m. called "Laugh Out Loud," featuring live stand-up comedy from the GIs of Comedy and "Last Comic Standing" Season 4 winner Josh Blue. The Department of the Army and MWR Entertainment partnered to bring the LOL

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