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Family Scouting program looks for a few good leaders

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Family Scouting program looks for a few good leaders

With summer coming, one of the most fun and educational activities for young people is scouting.  With statistics from both the Boy Scouts of America and the Department of Defense touting a strong correlation between scouting and military service - 45 percent of scouts later join the military -- it's only

Survey gives housing residents a voice

Military Life

Survey gives housing residents a voice

The huge list of recent renovations at neighborhoods across the installation - including new laundry facilities in homes so families don't have to share washing machines and dryers and 6-foot-tall cedar fencing at other homes in the Parkway community - is all thanks to neighbors filling out the annual Headquarters,

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Liberty Gate construction this summer - avoid it if you can

Construction plans this summer at the Liberty Gate on Lewis Main, off exit 120 of Interstate 5, have officials asking drivers to avoid that entrance and exit to the base when possible. Outbound traffic and two of the four inbound lanes at Liberty Gate will be closed

Redefining Your Future Symposium

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Redefining Your Future Symposium

Two years into the biannual Redefining your Future Symposium -- an event aimed at helping transitioning military women, veterans and military spouses prepare for change -- more than 30 participants showed up at the Washington National Guard Aviation Readiness Center on Lewis Main Wednesday morning for the two-day event. Some attendees

From refugee to soldier

Military Life

From refugee to soldier

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate the diversity and honor of its servicemembers, including Sgt. Maj. El Sar, I Corps command chaplain sergeant major, a Cambodian-born American who lived through atrocities as a child in his homeland and is now proud to

Health

A brown bag history lesson

A few dozen people who attended the first Lunchtime History Brown Bag, an informal lecture at the Lewis Army Museum April 19, learned more than just about the two famous explorers the event was billed as featuring. Retired Lt. Col. Alisha Hamel, archivist for I Corps, presented on her area of

Travel

Spring Fair this weekend in Puyallup

There are few better ways in the Northwest to enjoy the start of the spring season than to attend one of the state’s biggest celebrations, the Spring Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. This year’s Spring Fair is set to take place Thursday to

Schools

Military Service Academy Information Night March 27

For students or the parents of a middle school or high school student interested in obtaining a congressional recommendation to a U.S. Military Service Academy, the upcoming U.S. Service Academy Information Nights may have the information needed to successfully accomplish that goal. The two events — one

Travel

Regional spring floral festivals will bloom soon

While portions of the country dig out from winter and celebrate cherry blossoms, lilacs and lavender, signs that Western Washington is springing up as well are evident in brilliant yellow daffodils and colorful tulips across the region. For those ready to enjoy more than a few spots of

Outdoors

New JBLM outdoor courses geared toward women

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a time for little green men to frequent the woods. For those women who don’t consider themselves too girly for a wildlife adventure, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Outdoor Recreation is offering a free seminar, Women in the Woods, at Adventures Unlimited in Building

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Renovations underway in JBLM neighborhoods

Many neighborhoods on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are in the process of seeing capital improvements and renovations projects underway and starting, thanks to Lewis-McChord Communities, under Lincoln Military Housing. According to Nancy Barnes, chief of the Residential Communities Initiative with the JBLM Directorate of Public Works, input

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Flea Market today on JBLM

Folks looking to get a bargain and enjoy some second-hand shopping won’t want to miss the annual Spring Flea Market at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event has been a big success on the

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JBLM to celebrate culture, diversity Feb. 20

African-Americans have played a huge role in American history, including as service members in times of war from the Civil War on. Currently more than 19 percent of the Army is made up of African-American Soldiers, 17 percent in the Air Force, according to the Department

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JBLM's Operation Baby Shower Jan 20.

Whether you just had a baby or you’re waiting on the arrival of that special bundle of joy, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has a baby shower planned just for you. Operation Baby Shower — a free event for new and expectant moms and

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Winterfest TODAY on JBLM

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s new Winterfest event will take place at American Lake Conference Center Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winterfest is expected to offer all the fun of the previous reception that used to take place at Family and MWR’s Fest Tent

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Mulryan reflects on years at JBLM

After completing 27 years in the Army, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Mulryan is set to retire. His change of responsibility ceremony, with incomming Command Sgt. Maj. Kenny Clayborn, is scheduled at French Theater Monday at 10 a.m. His last day in his current

Santa Says

Local light displays a must see

A sure sign of the Christmas season around the South Sound and beyond is the addition of holiday lights to neighborhoods and tourist attractions. Among the brightest display favorites over the past several decades are Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma and Fantasy Lights

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POW recalls Fort Lewis

Former German prisoner of war Günter Gräwe was 18 years old in August 1944 during what he calls the luckiest time of his life. That was shortly after he, as a new recruit in the German Army, was injured in the foot by a grenade in Normandy, France, and captured in

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McChord residents treated to free food, games

Free food, games, raffles and fellowship were the theme of the day Saturday as a few hundred service members and their families enjoyed the second annual McChord Field Housing Block Party at Carter Lake Elementary School. Many parents and children walked, rode bicycles, skateboarded or pushed strollers

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Flea Market and Oktoberfest Saturday on base

Two popular Joint Base Lewis-McChord events are combining this year for a day of fun and all things recycled — or German. The installation’s successful Fall Flea Market and Oktoberfest joins at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Sept. 16 for what’s expected

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