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McChord thrift shop offers some of everything

There aren't many stores Dayna Zion can rely on that sell the original Star Wars figurines her son collects. Other than eBay and the occasional lucky find at garage sales, Zion goes to the McChord Field Thrift Shop to peruse a massive collection of not only Star Wars-related items, but

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New spouse academy offers holistic fitness program for families

  Stacey Pennington is no stranger to what staying "resilient" means. The spouse of an Army truck driver has endured a lot the past five years: four deployments and four PCS moves while guiding three children through a host of changes in their lives. Within 30 days of reaching Fort Campbell, Ky.,

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More McChord housing in progress

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Clayton likes the security and comfort living on base provides his family. Clayton recently moved into a new four-bedroom house in the Cascade Village neighborhood of McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He goes to the field often and will deploy with his unit, the 201st

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In-flight training sharpens Reservists' mission readiness

 JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Every other Sunday, 24,000 feet above Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Air Force Reserve conducts a special training mission. Airmen of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron set up full-scale emergency rooms in the confines of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to practice providing real-world medical care to those serving in Afghanistan

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McChord Main Gate construction update

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.  -- The next phase in gate upgrades is coming soon to the McChord Field Main Gate on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and drivers should prepare for more traffic pattern changes beginning the evening of April 13. Contractors will begin Phase 2 of the construction project on that date with completion

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Newly renovated, McChord Theater open again

  Going to the movies nowadays can be expensive. A family of four can spend on average at the movie theaters about $70 for tickets, popcorn and soda, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. Joint Base Lewis-McChord families not wanting to shell out a ton of money to have

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