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JBLM soldier participate in school science fair

From the decay and growth of candy submerged in various liquids to the affect of activity and inactivity on heart rates, fourth and fifth graders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Rainier Elementary School learned and shared a lot of hypotheses and synopses during the school’s

Military Life

Key spouse training available on base

If you are a commander, first sergeant or military spouse looking to be a leader in a Family Readiness Group or Key Spouse with the Wingman Family Support, classes are available through Armed Forces Community Service to give you the information and networking opportunities you need

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Carol Seidl is volunteer of the month

You’ve likely seen her, if you’ve been to the Fort Lewis Thrift Store on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the past decade. She spends her volunteer hours sorting clothing, testing small electronics, putting items out on the floor, recycling books, helping patrons find items and doing dozens

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New dining facility opens on North Fort

A one-of-a-kind dining facility opened Feb. 1, 2017 on Lewis North at Joint Base Lewis-McChord — the Pacific Cafe. Soldiers filed past counters and refrigerated units with sandwich makings, various premade salads and hot foods such as hamburgers, turkey burgers, chicken wings and more. First Sergeant Scott Kelsey,

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JBLM teens, law enforcement unite

Fifteen-year-old Clover Park High School sophomore Nyah Hall said she discovered law enforcement officers aren’t much different from her own parents. Similarly, Joint Base Lewis-McChord police officer William Oman learned many youths in Hillside Youth Center’s Keystone Club like to laugh. The two found out these

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Join the McChord book club

Whether it’s about relationships, death and surviving it or growing up during World War II, the books selected for McChord Field Library’s Novel Navigators book club for adults quickly grab one’s attention and can even make someone who’s not much of a talker eager to discuss

Travel

JBLM's adventure trips around the world

If you’d like to “climb every mountain” or “follow every byway,” especially those unfamiliar, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Outdoor Recreation offices — Northwest Adventure Center on Lewis North and Adventures Unlimited on McChord Field — have some exciting new trips in this country, as well as international

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Take art classes on JBLM

Looking for a fun way to use up some energy in a creative fashion? The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Arts and Crafts Center, 1121 Barnes Blvd, at McChord Field, offers some cool classes for those looking for an outlet in myriad mediums and pathways. For example, this Saturday’s

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JBLM's Joseph Koczur, Jr. is Volunteer of the Month

Growing up at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one reason Friends of the Fort Lewis Army Military Museum volunteer Joseph Koczur, Jr. enjoys spending time at the Lewis Army Museum. Taking over where his late father, longtime Friends of the Fort Lewis Army Military Museum volunteer Joseph

Health

JBLM Fitness Fair Saturday

There is now no excuse for reneging on your New Year’s resolution to get healthy or stay fit. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is offering its 2017 Fitness Resolution Fair, an opportunity to sample free fitness classes at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. In addition

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Bridal fair this weekend on base

If you’re planning a wedding in the coming months, attending a local bridal fair or wedding show might be the best one-stop shopping opportunity to firm up those last minute details. The events also are helpful for those just getting started with wedding plans. There are several

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New Lincoln Road project to disrupt daily commute

If you regularly drive across the installation between Lewis Main and McChord Field, chances are you’ll need to make a few detours in coming months as Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Directorate of Public Works conducts a necessary, two-month closure to repair the roadway. A portion of East Lincoln

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High-speed rail testing near JBLM will begin soon

Get ready for some big changes when crossing the train tracks near Joint Base Lewis-McChord this month. Although freight trains moved slowly and seldom in the past, fast-moving trains are expected to whiz past JBLM on a much more regular basis in coming weeks as testing begins

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Learn about Survivor Benefits Wednesday

If you are a surviving military spouse and you’ve ever wondered what benefits change as you or your children attain specific life milestones, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Survivor Outreach Services is offering a Milestone Benefits Class at the Family Resource Center, 4274 Idaho Ave., on Lewis Main

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JBLM troops receive free trees

Christmas spirit was in the air as nearly 700 fir Christmas trees were distributed to local service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s American Lake Conference Center Dec. 2 and Saturday. The trees are part of Trees for Troops, a holiday program sponsored by the FedEx Corp. and

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TODAY: free reflective trick-or-treat bags

With Halloween just around the weekend corner, it’s time to get your kids and yourself ready for the scariest holiday on the calendar. One important stop in the process is happening at the McChord Field Exchange Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., when folks from the

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McChord library gets $20,000 facelift

Hanging out among the books just got a whole lot better for young people at the McChord Field Library. A $20,000 grant from the 2015 Army Library Program’s Million Dollar Makeover, a competition for Army bases worldwide, allowed for a recent complete renovation of the teen section of

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Base fire incidents at record low levels

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s recent Fire Prevention Week (Saturday through Friday) offered an opportunity to learn more about and highlight fire safety. Education is making a big difference on base, according to local fire officials. New data released this month for 2015 shows the base had the lowest

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Free salmon at JBLM hatchery

You’ve probably heard of “Free Willy,” well, how about “Free salmon?” It’s that time of year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord: the time to fill your belly and your freezer with the free salmon available now at the Clear Creek Fish Hatchery near the East Gate at JBLM. Each year,

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JBLM to celebrate Hispanic heritage

More than 64,000 Hispanic Americans currently serve in the Army and many, many more serve in other branches of the U.S. military, so it’s only natural that the military should honor those Americans and their culture from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month. “Hispanic-American

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