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Retired military working dog honored


Retired military working dog honored

Four U.S. military working dogs were the latest recipients of the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage May 22 at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Among them was Jag, a 12-year-old black Labrador retriever, who now lives in Olympia with medically retired Army Sgt. Dennis Dow and his

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One night in the early 1990s, retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jon Alexander and retired Col. Colin Miller were drinking beer and talking about what they wanted to do after their military service. At the time, the two were roommates while serving with 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment


Go Lewis-McChord encourages biking

The weather is about to turn warm and sunny in Western Washington. Now is the time to plan to leave your car at home and take your bike wherever you need to go. GO Lewis-McChord, a program under Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division, is promoting May as

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Bowlers let good times roll on JBLM

In March, Steve Fontana retired from 13 years between both Bowl Arena Lanes and Sounders Lanes on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He could have handed the reigns of running the annual Northwest Military Masters bowling tournament to someone else, but he returned to host the tournament's 12th year inside Bowl Arena Lanes

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Program offers recreational therapy for vets

Rowing can be quite a strenuous sport that tests one’s physical limitations, but with the local Seize the Oar program, it can also be a recreational therapy outlet for those who were injured serving in the U.S. military. Rowing club Seize the Oar under the Freedom Rows

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Four JBLM bowlers invited to Army trials

Four bowlers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are going to the All-Army bowling trial camp April 10 to 13 in Fort Lee, Va., to earn spots on the Army Team for the 2018 Armed Forces Bowling Championships April 14 to 17: Staff Sgt. Christopher Heron, Staff Sgt. Chris

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JBLM Soldier helps U.S. Army hockey team win gold in Lithuania

Sergeant Carson Omilusik, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, thought his glory days of hockey were behind him in December. He was a member of the first All Army Sports’ ice hockey team that defeated a Canadian armed forces team, 4-2, Dec. 16. The

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Staff Sergeant Tyrone Henderson ready to mix it up in 2018

Staff Sergeant Tyrone Henderson, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, believes 2018 will be his year in the world of mixed marital arts. 2017 ended well for Henderson with two first-round wins; Henderson (5-3-1) is scheduled to fight Tyler McKinney (2-0) in a featherweight


WA State Fair starts Friday

Whether you’re old school and still call it the Puyallup Fair or simply as The Fair, plan on having plenty of fun Sept. 1 to 24 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Last year, more than 1.1 million people from across the state came to the annual

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JBLM gamers prepare for competition

Remember when your parents would walk in on a round or seven on the Nintendo to send you out into the “real world?” They likely said something along the lines of, “You can’t make real money playing video games.” Well, the times have certainly changed, and they were

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McChord officer plays volleyball at high level

Serving in the United States Air Force and the sport of volleyball have been symbiotic for Felicia Clement since graduating high school in 2011. She’s enjoyed a life where the two go hand-in-hand. A second lieutenant for the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,

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Boxing legend started career at JBLM

Born as Rocco Marchegiano, Rocky Marciano is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time with a record of 49-0, retiring as the heavyweight champion of the world, but there was a time when boxing wasn’t part of his plan — at least not until after

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JBLM's color run a "blast"

Captain Travis Emery, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 555th Engineer Brigade, thought he could go an entire color run without getting hit with flying powder. He thought wrong as he approached the final stretch during Saturday’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord 5K Awareness Run at Family and Morale, Welfare


Trias finishes with best time

During the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler Qualifier event outside Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Festival Tent, 2nd Lt. Casey Trias, of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, certainly showed he has potential to represent JBLM at the Army Ten-Miler this October.


History of Memorial Stadium on JBLM

There’s no arguing sports is part of the overall fitness culture in the United States military. Several athletic fields can be found throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord — including Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main, the Lewis North Athletic Complex on Lewis North and Rainier Field

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JBLM captain plays for Team USA

Andrew Hyres was one of only Army soccer players to join Team U.S.A. in the 2017 World Military Football Cup in Oman last month, sanctioned by the International Military Sports Council. Hyres, a captain with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Joint Base


7th ID program targets new culture, mindset

Every service member in the armed forces wants to achieve a physical peak in their fitness. But there’s a limit in trying to be the strongest, fastest and most agile person on the field. Professional athletes have learned to adjust their training regimen in an effort to

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JBLM's Silva tries bobsledding

The concept of slowing down is not an option for Will Silva, a fire inspector for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire Department. It’s a mantra that he’s carried through his career with the Marine Corps before leaving and becoming a civilian firefighter. While working for the

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JBLM life helped Colorado QB ‘grow up’

There’s no denying it takes a combination of physical skill and mental toughness to play quarterback in college football, especially at the level of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Sefo Liufau, a senior quarterback for the University of Colorado, credits his father Joe and his

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JBLM soldier leads Army women to gold

When running in a race with more than 19,000 in Washington, D.C., finishing in the top 30 would usually be a great accomplishment. Captain Nicole Solana, flight surgeon with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, was disappointed in her time of 3:13:58 — good for the 30th

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