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Welcome to JBLM Party

Enjoy free activities for military families at Cheney Stadium Aug. 10

Enjoy a fun day out as we welcome you to the neighborhood at Cheney Stadium Saturday, Aug. 10. Photo credit: Lukas from Pexels

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Whether you have been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) for three years or three weeks, we want to welcome you to this incredible area with open arms. Come out for a day of fun, explore Cheney Stadium, and connect with local businesses.

Our Welcome to JBLM Party Saturday, Aug. 10, is sponsored by Northwest Military (publishers of The Ranger, Airlifter and Living newspapers) and USAA, and will be a fun day out for the whole family between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Many local businesses are eager to connect with all the new military families relocating to JBLM and provide their information and resources to help ease the transition to their new home. It's also a great opportunity to check out the neighborhoods of Tacoma surrounding Cheney Stadium, as well as explore the beautiful home of the Tacoma Rainiers. Cheney Stadium was established in 1960 and can hold up to 6,500 fans. It is home to the Rainiers (AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners), as well as the Tacoma Defiance of the USL Championship and Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Cheney Stadium is located in the heart of central Tacoma with beautiful views of Mount Rainier.

At our Welcome to JBLM Party, kiddos will love meeting Star Wars characters, playing in the bounce houses, and playing games for prizes like family passes to the Olympia Children's Museums, tickets to see the Rainiers, restaurant gift cards, Northwest Trek passes, plus many more prizes to local businesses you'll love visiting. You can also visit the Sensory Friendly area, sponsored by Sky Bridge Therapies, where kids can enjoy water beads, kinetic sand, and an I-Spy Bean Bin while parents learn about the skills learned during each activity.

Be sure to come out to Cheney Stadium to experience a glimpse of the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding your new duty station here in Tacoma. RSVP today at to reserve your spot and enter to win door prizes. 

Welcome to JBLM Party, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, Free,

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