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Exploring JBLM museums

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Exploring JBLM museums

Explore the rich military history of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) at McChord Air Museum and Lewis Army Museum. Both museums are open to the public and admission is free. McChord Air Museum Classified as a Heritage Center, the McChord Air Museum includes a gallery in the tower building on Barnes Blvd, Heritage

JBLM Boy Scout Troop 62

Military Life

JBLM Boy Scout Troop 62

Joint Base Lewis-McChord's (JBLM) Boy Scout Troop 62 gives military kids the chance to get outside, learn skills and build relationships. Rain or shine, these scouts camp. Away from screens and couches, they set up tents, make campfires and eat s'mores. Troop 62 joined with Cub Scout Packs 461 and 462 for

Bringing girls together for fun and friendship

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Bringing girls together for fun and friendship

Smiles, hugs and laughter -- the signs of friendship and camaraderie -- this is what you'll see at a Girl Scout Troop 40988 meeting. The room is filled with girls in blue and brown vests adorned with brightly colored patches. They're working together and having fun. The energy is palpable. At

Winter in Leavenworth

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Winter in Leavenworth

Leavenworth is magical in the winter. Over half a million lights decorate the town and snow covers the surrounding peaks. A three-hour drive from Tacoma transports you to an alpine-style village with all the charm of Bavaria. Situated at the foothills of the eastern Cascade Mountains along the Wenatchee River, this

JBLM tree lights up Gig Harbor

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JBLM tree lights up Gig Harbor

For nearly two decades, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has gifted the city of Gig Harbor with a Christmas tree. Each year, Gig Harbor works with its partner unit, the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, to select and cut a Douglas fir to take center stage for its holiday festivities. This collaborative

Local swim teams

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Local swim teams

Youth swimmers stay active year-round and build confidence in and out of the pool. Swimming is a sport that allows for individual achievement and team participation. It builds endurance, strength and self-esteem. If this sounds ideal for your kids, check out these local swim teams. Metro Aquatics Swim Team Run by Metro

Indoor party venues

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Indoor party venues

If your child's birthday falls during the rainy months, the South Sound has you covered. Kids can jump, bowl, paint and skate at a variety of indoor party spots. They'll have a blast, and you won't have to clean up. Auburn Gymnastics Center -- DuPont Gymnasts and non-tumblers alike will love this

Scouting opportunities on JBLM

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Scouting opportunities on JBLM

Whether you just moved to the area and need a new troop or want to get your kids involved for the first time, you'll find a vibrant scouting community on and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). GIRL SCOUTS Now is a great time to get involved in a local Girl Scout Troop.

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Outdoors

Lakewood's 2018 SummerFEST

Lakewood's annual SummerFEST will be held Saturday, July 14, at Fort Steilacoom Park. The whole family will enjoy this free event that's packed with entertainment, sports, food and fun. SummerFEST kicks off with a sprint triathlon at 9 a.m. followed by a Run Forrest Run 5k and 10k race at 11 a.m. Participants

JBLM Lakefront cabins

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JBLM Lakefront cabins

Escape the business of everyday life with a relaxing getaway on the shores of American Lake. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Northwest Adventure Center has 10 log cabins available for rent year-round -- all with unobstructed views of the lake. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins are available from $85 to $160 a night. The

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