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2017 Armed Forces Day Guide

This is your BIG day - a salute to the troops and a thanks for all you do to protect our freedoms.

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Armed Forces Day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

On May 20, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has a day jam-packed with activities planned for Armed Forces Day 2017. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

100 years of history

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100 years of history

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) will host a Fort Lewis Centennial Celebration, Aug. 31, on Watkins Field at 1 p.m.

An arsenal of history

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An arsenal of history

One of the definitions of the word arsenal is that it is a collection of things that achieve a particular purpose.

Honoring military heritage at JBLM

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Honoring military heritage at JBLM

"The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war."

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Airline discounts and perks for the military

Do soldiers get upgrades on planes? What do airlines practice for soldiers in and out of uniform?

Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

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Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bremerton

For some, they were drafted into service on a fateful day long ago. They were asked to leave their life plans and the world they knew behind in order to serve their country in a time of need.

The public's history

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The public's history

A significant part of America's story is discovered in the nation's military history.

Taking our military out to the ballgame

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Taking our military out to the ballgame

Is there anything quite as American as watching a baseball game in the warm, afternoon sun?

Pet Fair Sunday in DuPont

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Pet Fair Sunday in DuPont

Have a pet? Love pets? The entire community (military, DuPont, and beyond) is invited to a free Pet Fair May 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in DuPont as part of the Armed Forces Day weekend.

Aviation history comes alive

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Aviation history comes alive

The McChord Air Museum is much larger than it looks. In addition to the small building which holds the museum, it includes the Heritage Hill Airpark and the Restoration Hanger.

Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

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Memorial Day events in the Puget Sound

The end of May teases that the school year is almost at an end and that summer is right around the corner.

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