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Beautiful views of Mt. Rainier is only one of the reasons people love the Pacific Northwest. Courtesy photo

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If you are reading a copy of this 2020 Welcome Guide, then you either found it inside one of our weekly military newspapers, online via our social media, or you picked it up at one of our military support events. 

Welcome to The Evergreen State!

The active military have been our neighbors here since 1917 and we're proud to work and play in the same community! Our large military community brings great ideas, diversity and talents, and our community certainly wouldn't be the same without you!

The abundance of evergreen trees, stunning mountain views and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean are part of the reason it's easy to live here. But did you also know Washington state is home to a rainforest? Or that we produce more apples than any other state? Or how about that the Nutty Narrows Bridge, a bridge built for squirrels, exists here!

As you can see, this area provides plenty of exploration, and we encourage you to get out and explore (a raincoat might be required). Inside this guide we've given you some ideas to start your exploration. Also look for our Summer Guide which comes out April 23 -- that, too, will be packed with ways to bring out the local adventurer in you. 

We also invite you to attend our local military support events throughout the year. From our annual Salute to Military Families party to our Spouse Appreciation Days, we have fun events planned all year. Our events are always 100 percent free, and we strive to give you a day full of fun with your family. Think unicorn rides, princesses serving tea, line dancing, pampering and everything in between to ensure the whole family has a spectacular day! The best way to stay in the know about upcoming military parties is to pick up our newspaper and/or follow us on our social media at such Facebook pages as JBLM Families and Welcome to JBLM.

Also, to further stay in the know of upcoming events, military discounts, and special promotions, join our email list. You can send us an email at and we'll add you to our insider's list. 

Again, we welcome you to The Evergreen State and we hope to get to know you while you are here.

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