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Our 60th year

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Our 60th year

In your hands you are holding a piece of Joint Base Lewis-McChord history - the 2,940th issue of The Ranger newspaper. Every week since January 1951, The Ranger has been serving the community, reporting on the latest military news and serving as a tool for getting to know the area. Our

AUSA Puyallup subchapter brings the holidays to JBLM

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AUSA Puyallup subchapter brings the holidays to JBLM

The Puyallup Subchapter for the Association of the United States Army helped to spread the joy of Christmas to a few families on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Puyallup members have adopted the 2nd Stryker Brigade at JBLM. The goal of AUSA is to act on behalf of the needs of the

Warming hearts

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Warming hearts

On Dec. 21, the members of the Pierce Military and Business Alliance presented a $5,000 check to Operation Warm Heart to support the morale, welfare, readiness and retention efforts of the Air Force. The check was presented during the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee meeting. The members of

Drive delivers turkeys

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Drive delivers turkeys

On Dec. 17, members of the Pierce Military and Business Alliance led Operations Ham Grenade and Turkey Drop. The hams and turkeys were given to members of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings, and the Western Air Defense Sector. First sergeants ensured that the turkeys and

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Adoption for Duke

Due to PCSing overseas, we looking for a good home for 1 1/2 year old male loving and playful Great Dane. He is current on his shots, and has been neutered as well. Also, Duke is great with kids, and would be a great addition to the family. He also comeS with

Towels to the rescue

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Towels to the rescue

KanDee Childers with Operation Homefront-Washington presented 2,000 high-quality bath towels to the 4th Stryker Brigade Wednesday at the Ranger newspaper office in Lakewood.  The donation is part of AUSA-Meriwether Lewis Chapter's efforts to support returning single soldiers from the war zones with the comforts of home.  Operation Homefront-Wa donated over

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Samoyed needs foster home

Hi, My name is Sam Ramos and I am a Samoyed. My adoptive human mother, Sheila, will be going away for training from July 16 through September 21, 2010. She will be going to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and I wish I could go with her but I'd probably get a

In need of foster home Sept 11 2010-Jan 25 2011 due to deployment

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In need of foster home Sept 11 2010-Jan 25 2011 due to deployment

My name is Savanna. I live in Graham, WA and I am in the Air Force. My husband, who is also in the Air Force, is deployed for a 365. I just found out that I am deploying in September for 4 months. I have these two wonderful black labs

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In need of foster home

Hello, My name is Savanna. I live in Graham, WA and I am in the Air Force. My husband, who is also in the Air Force, is deployed for a 365. I just found out that I am deploying in September for 4 months. I have these two wonderful black labs

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Pet Brigade photos

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Spy case nears completion

The investigation into a civilian worker at Joint Base Lewis-McChord spying on anti-war activists in Olympia is nearly done, according to a report in The Olympian, Wednesday. Lewis-McChord spokesman Joseph Piek wrote  The Olympian in an e-mail Tuesday that the results of the investigation into JBLM civilian John J. Towery "have

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3rd PLT, A CO 2-1 IN BN (5th SBCT)

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2nd PLT, A CO 2-1 IN BN (5th SBCT)

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3rd PLT A CO 2-1 IN BN (5th SBCT)

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Where The Buffalo Roam

Staff Sergeant Matthew Sanders walks gingerly through the night, crouched over in the awkward stance required to avoid the low hanging branches of the pomegranate trees and still see the path in front of him.  The Soldiers in his squad follow behind, each holding on to the man in front

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Special Troops Support The Buffaloes

Lost in the deafening sounds of firing howitzers, helicopters on the LZ, and heavy machinery is the quiet buzzing of a small, remote controlled aircraft.  Although it sounds like an angry lawnmower, this is no ordinary remote controlled aircraft.  The aircraft, affectionately called the "Shadow" is equipped with a state

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Cannons Forward

When one thinks of a fire base typically, images of a lone hilltop in Vietnam come to mind, cannoneers slinging empty canisters while packing the breach with powder bags to send another round out in support of their infantry brethren in the valleys below.  Fast forward to 2010 Afghanistan, where

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Busy Buffaloes: 1-17 Infantry Across Afghanistan

As February comes to a close on the battlefields of Southern Afghanistan, the men of Task Force Buffalo reminisce about seven months of tough patrolling and look toward the future when they can return to their families.  The Buffaloes made their mark in Afghanistan by engaging in some of the

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3rd PLT, A CO 2-1 IN BN

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1st PLT, A CO 2-1 IN BN (5th SBCT)

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