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Soldiers remove more than 139 tons of trash from JBLM

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Soldiers remove more than 139 tons of trash from JBLM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Over 1,000 service members worked tirelessly during the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fall Clean-up from Nov. 1 to 5 to remove trash from 11 training areas on base as well as the main cantonment areas. While the obvious purpose of the spring and fall cleanups are to improve the appearance of JBLM, there's a more

There’s more than just training happening at YTC

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There’s more than just training happening at YTC

YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER - Just a little over 100 miles southeast of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, nestled in the picturesque shrub-steppe desert northeast of Yakima, one can find the Yakima Training Center. Spanning more than 327,000 acres, YTC is one of the largest warfighter training areas on the West Coast. Every branch of military

Rugby players head north

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Rugby players head north

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The Flying Tigers will gear up Nov. 6 to face the Seattle Rugby Team as part of the XV Series and the first time for a combined Air Force/Army team to compete together in the Military Match Up. "Rugby is the greatest game on the planet," said U.S. Air

Mount Rainier's greatest tragedy commemorated with hike

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Mount Rainier's greatest tragedy commemorated with hike

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - On Oct. 8, the Combat Logistics Battalion 23, Combat Logistics Regiment 4, 4th Marine Logistics Group from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in a three-hour, 7.75-mile hike on Mount Rainier's foothills to commemorate the deaths of 32 Marines from a plane crash that occurred in December 1946. "The Marine

Former NBA All-Star visits

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Former NBA All-Star visits

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Former NBA All-Star and past honorary commander for the 62nd Airlift Wing, James Donaldson, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 24 as the guest speaker for the Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness' Risk Reduction event. The event, focusing on suicide prevention and awareness, took place at Carey Theater with over

JBLM moves to privatize water

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JBLM moves to privatize water

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - On Oct. 1, American Water, the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, will assume operations of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's water and wastewater systems. The company was awarded a 50-year contract in September 2020, valued at $771 million, to privatize the water and wastewater utilities

Dropping bombs

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Dropping bombs

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - With just a quick drive over to Lewis North on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one can find a rather explosive scene. That's because it's home to the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion. The unit's main purpose is the construction, deployment, disarmament and disposal of military and civilian ordnance. As one of several mutual aid contracts JBLM has with off-base communities, the JBLM EOD team covers most of Washington, western Oregon and northern California with explosive

JBLM fights back on abandoned vehicles

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JBLM fights back on abandoned vehicles

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - So far this year, more than 500 vehicles have been abandoned across Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Not only cars, but trucks, boats, bicycles and RVs have all been ditched forcing JBLM to pay thousands of dollars to deal with those junked vehicles. To help combat this issue,

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