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Lanza’s cedar planted on JBLM

The classic poem, “Trees,” by Joyce Kilmer honors the beauty, endurance and life of a tree. Here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, trees have for more than half a century been a way to honor and preserve the dignity and memory of the installation’s highest military leaders as they


Farmer's markets around the area

It’s that time again — flowers are blooming, trees starting to bud out and folks are seeing more and more of that brilliant orb in the sky. Springtime not only means more time for outdoor gardening and recreational activities in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also the time


Ghost tours in Tacoma

TACOMA — If you’ve ever wanted to know some local history or enjoy a hauntingly-fun time when it’s not even Halloween, a local family offers Tacoma Ghost Tours, a 90-minute tour of downtown Tacoma’s creepiest buildings and establishments. Two additional tours also are offered on request, one


Where to see color in the NW

Recent rains have primed the ground, and the warmth of spring is setting flowers to budding. If you’re ready to feast your eyes on tulips or dally among the daffodils, there are a plethora of pretty posies highlighted in upcoming Pacific Northwest parades and fancy floral

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Snow recovers - thanks base heroes for saving her

Until March 5, Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters hadn’t seen Snow, a 1-and-a-half-year-old white husky service dog, since they heroically rescued her from a Jan. 3 house fire on base. No humans were injured in the January fire that happened in Clarkmoor housing , but after the

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JBLM unit inducts Stan Lee

Meeting Marvel Comics iconic superhero creator Stan Lee at the March 3 Emerald City Comicon in Seattle was a dream come true for some Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members. It also was a pretty exciting time for Lee, as he was surprised by JBLM Soldiers with an

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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

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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


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 volunteers honored

Volunteers are “Unforgettable” and a big blessing, according to singer Daisy Ashford, who sang to volunteers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the Club at McChord Field May 11. JBLM’s many volunteers were honored with Ashford’s unique stylings of the Nat King

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What to do with mom this weekend

If You Go Five fun ideas for Mother’s Day: • Northwest Adventure Center’s Mother’s Day Rafting Trip in Wenatchee. Begins at Leavenworth Saturday. No rafting experience necessary, must be 12 years old or older. Cost is $65 each with $20 extra for steak dinner. For information, call 253-967-7744. • Pike Place Market

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Deploy Your Dress a success

It was a fun cruise through the closet for Sgt. Vanessa Fields and Sgt. Kayla Birch, both of 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as the two friends browsed the bevvy of dresses at the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club’s office on Lewis Main

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JBLM Easter Weekend Events

The joint will be hopping at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this weekend as children and adults celebrate Easter with bunnies, eggs, church services and more. The free annual children’s Aquatic Egg Hunt at Kimbro Indoor Pool on Lewis Main is set to take place Saturday from 10 a.m.

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KidsFest is Thursday on JBLM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is kicking off the Month of the Military Child with its annual Kids’ Fest at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent and Bowl Arena Lanes, 2200 Liggett Ave., on Lewis Main Thursday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s free

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8-1 Cav. Soldier helps rescue injured skier

For most of the day Feb. 18, skiing Crystal Mountain was a blast, according to 63-year-old veteran skier, Pat Baxter of Gig Harbor. But that was up until she almost died on the slopes. She credits a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier for helping to save her life — she

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Military Saves Week starts today on JBLM

The importance of financial and mission preparedness: “Mission Readiness plus Financial Readiness equals Service and Family Member Success,” is the theme of the 2017 Military Saves Week, which kicked off Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and at other military installations across the country. Military Saves is part

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Event helps women tranisition into job market

Transitioning women have an opportunity to look at opportunities available beyond their military career at an upcoming two-day Redefining Your Future Symposium. The event is planned for transitioning female service members, as well as women veterans and military spouses and is coordinated through a partnership of Redefining

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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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