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DIY car repairs on JBLM

Whether you’re a car expert or novice, the JBLM Auto Centers on Lewis Main and McChord Field provide visitors with a chance to work on their vehicles in a professional setting with assistance nearby for those who need it. Both centers provide people with valid military IDs


Ready for spring skiing?

Although not everyone has been thrilled about the sporadic flurries of snow this winter, skiers and snowboarders have been reveling in the constant snowfall in the mountains. Some winter hot spots offer military discounts to help stretch your money when trekking out to the mountains

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Sister Gertrude visits JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed Sister Gertrude Feick, a Benedictine sister and executive director of the Benedictine Institute at Saint Martin’s University, to speak with the JBLM Chaplain Corps at Lewis North Chapel March 2. Feick visited on the second day of Lent, the well-known Catholic tradition and

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Family bowling on JBLM

If you’ve been looking for wholesome family fun or something to do with friends on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, consider a trip to one of the base’s two bowling alleys. The two establishments, Bowl Arena Lanes, 2272 Liggett Ave., on Lewis Main, and Sounders Lanes, 737 Jackson

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Gonzaga ROTC win challenge at JBLM

Three Reserve Officers’ Training Corps teams battled each other in a test of physical and mental strength during the 8th Brigade Ranger Challenge on Lewis North in late January. When the dust settled, the team from Gonzaga University stood alone and will be representing the 8th Brigade


Free help on taxes at JBLM

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tax Center opens January 24, 2017. to help the JBLM community prepare for a quick and painless tax season. The center is entering its second year in the Clarkmoor Elementary School, located at the intersection of South Division and Bitar Avenue on Lewis Main.


Winter trips with JBLM experts

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, the upcoming months become the ideal time to explore the beautiful wilderness all around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Northwest Adventure Center and Adventures Unlimited is here to help you explore. “The winter time is the best time to be


A special JBLM tree trimming

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Survivor Outreach Services welcomed Gold Star families for the annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Decorating event Dec. 9 to celebrate the memories of their loved ones and reconnect with one another. “We are trying to bring joy to the families and show them that

Heroes & Awards

Local Gold Star Family attends White House party

Lisa Hallett and her family were welcomed into the White House last week to decorate cookies with First Lady of the United States as she and the President’s staff paid their respects to Gold Star families in the waning days of their administration. Hallett, her three children:

Heroes & Zeroes

Fallen heroes to be honored on base

Come and join the annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Decorating event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Survivor Outreach Services Dec. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. to hang ornaments in honor of service members who are no longer with us. The annual event provides an opportunity for

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JBLM excels at culinary event

It was an all-out food fight at Fort Lee,Va., as the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Culinary Arts team duked it out with teams from other military installations during the 42nd annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event from March 3 to 10. Team JBLM finished third out of

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JBLM firefighters, EMT receive Army’s highest honor for emergency services

Three members of the Joint Base Lewis McChord Fire Department represent the gold standard of their position in the Army. The three were named the best in the Army, in separate categories, as part of the 2016 Army Fire and Emergency Services Awards that were announced March

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Four JBLM photographers claim awards

Four photographers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were recognized March 16 for their submissions to the 2016 Army Digital Photography Contest. The four are Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jessica Veltri, 6th Military Police Group, 22nd Military Police Battalion; Maj. (Dr.) Shannon MacLean, a flight surgeon with the 62nd

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JBLM soldiers join Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

Seven Soldiers have joined the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, a prestigious organization meant to honor the best noncommissioned officers in the Army, at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 3. The newest members are Sgt. 1st Class Cesar Blake and Staff Sgt. Trevor Larson, 8th

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JBLM house fire caused by incorrect wiring

A recent house fire on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has rekindled worries about potentially dangerous wiring practices that could leave community members unknowingly susceptible to the same disaster. The culprit of the fire of the was an overused extension cord, which was powering an entertainment system. Ed Chavez,

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Grill menu keeps it fresh

Laughter pierced the halls of The Club at McChord Field as people packed into the newly-reopened McChord Grill and Bar to enjoy the menu of food and the casual environment, Jan. 19. "I'm very excited about opening and to highlight our new concept of more healthy, more gourmet and cook to

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Sapper Company ends training with a bang

The deafening explosion of the bangalore torpedo echoed across Range 50 on the outskirts of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 7, as the 571st Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, completed live training in preparation for a trip to the Joint Readiness Training Center

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JBLM band to play holiday tunes

The 56th Army Band’s free annual holiday concert is just around the corner, and musicians are hoping to see a packed house when they perform at Carey Theater Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. “We want to help everyone get in the right mood for the holidays,” said

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New JBLM inductees to Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sergeant Audie Murphy Club bolstered its ranks with five new members inducted into the exclusive group Nov. 18 at Carey Theater. The new members are: 1st Sgt. Kimberly A. Costello, Staff Sgt. Jacob K. Jones, Staff Sgt. Michael D. Turner and Sgt. Danielle

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JBLM service members earn academic awards

Ten recipients of the eighth annual Service Member Scholar Academic Achievement Awards beamed with pride as they received a round of applause from their families and loved ones Wednesday at the Stone Education Center. The awards will not only help them in their current military careers, but

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