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JBLM recognizes volunteers

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JBLM recognizes volunteers

Over 70 volunteers were recognized for their continuing contribution to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the surrounding communities at the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the American Lake Conference Center May 30. Each year, the JBLM Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness asks the community to nominate volunteers who not only

Sorry Smokey -- prescribed burns can  prevent forest fires, too

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Sorry Smokey -- prescribed burns can prevent forest fires, too

There are a few things you can generally count on during a summer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) -- hot weather and smoke. Over the past few years, most of that smoke can be attributed to wildfires raging from California to Canada. That's why JBLM does prescribed burns -- a

The end of an era

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The end of an era

As Joint Base Lewis-McChord has continued to grow and change around them, 193 buildings on JBLM North have remained mostly untouched throughout their 78 years here. Now, after outlasting their projected lifespan of five years, the buildings, known as D Block, will be demolished over the next year to make

Army spouse maps the globe

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Army spouse maps the globe

Resilience ... it's one of the first words people think of when they hear military spouse -- and for good reason, too. Between the constant moves and family separations, anyone would have to be resilient to walk in those shoes. But Joint Base Lewis-McChord spouse, Mandy Kruger, the mind behind the

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics spring games

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Volunteers needed for Special Olympics spring games

The Washington chapter of the Special Olympics will host the 2019 Washington State Special Olympics spring games May 31-June 2. Three of the events, Olympic Town cycling, the cycling competition, and the powerlifting competition, take place on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The organization is looking for volunteers of every age to assist

Trash Cop

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Trash Cop

With a box of latex gloves and an industrial-size bottle of hand sanitizer, "Trash Cop" Greg Mason investigates on-base dump sites as part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's illegal dumping program. The program began in 2005 when it was discovered about 600 tons of trash were disposed of on JBLM each

Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27

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Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk takes place April 27

The Nisqually tribe and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community come together to honor Chief Leschi and his brother, Quiemuth, at the 11th annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk April 27. The event takes participants through the ancestral lands of the Nisqually tribe. After preregistering for the event, attendees meet at Carey Theater at

Breaking the stigma

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Breaking the stigma

After 37 years of silence, actor Anthony Edwards finally reached a point where he was ready to honestly answer the questions his mother had posed to him in regards to inappropriate behavior by Edward's mentor and friend, Hollywood producer Gary Goddard. In his 2017 essay entitled, "Yes Mom, There is Something

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