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Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s forestry techs Justin Osborn, left, and Mike Rodriguez cool down the root system of Douglas fir tree while working along the fire line July 23 during the Spanaway Marsh fire on JBLM’s Training Area 9.

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An 80-acre wildfire on the 350-acre Training Area 9, Spanaway Marsh, started on the evening of July 21 and continues to smoke, but is 100 percent contained.


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Published: 01:49PM July 30th, 2015

Since June, nonprofit organization Hockey Saves and the Puget Sound Hockey Center in Tacoma have hosted weekly sessions for local service members to enjoy the sport of hockey in a fun, pick-up game setting.


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Published: 01:48PM July 30th, 2015

With 15 years of experience, Rino Balinado teaches a course focuses on the New Concept of Philippine Arnis of Balintawak Eskrima – the art of stick fighting, as well as a combination of Filipino martial arts. The class is held Tuesday and Thursday evenings just outside Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on JBLM Lewis North.


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Published: 01:47PM July 30th, 2015

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bodybuilding Championship is scheduled to return Sept. 5 at Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Registration deadline is Aug. 14 for men and women for multiple weight classes and categories including physique and figure.

Published: 01:29PM July 30th, 2015

Over the past three weeks, I Corps participated in Talisman Sabre 15, an exercise designed to improve our interoperability with our Australian Defence Force counterparts. This was U.S. Pacific Command’s largest exercise, involving more than 30,000 participants to include our sister-services as well as a civilian component.

Published: 10:17AM July 23rd, 2015

I recently served as the deployed wing commander for Exercise Patriot Warrior 2015 at Fort McCoy, Wis. This is the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest field exercise and is part of the Army’s Global Medic exercise. It is held at a true bare-base, built from the ground up by the exercise participants, supporting patient movement and aeromedical evacuation flight operations.

Published: 12:39PM July 16th, 2015

Bringing in new equipment and skill sets to a unit requires careful planning and execution. It is especially difficult when the equipment and skills required to use it no longer exist within the command.


Veronica Sandate Craker/ Northwest Guardian

Published: 01:42PM July 30th, 2015

Former JBLM resident and current Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse invited military kids to Junior Achievement Boeing Center Monday to learn about the importance of financial readiness.

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Published: 01:41PM July 30th, 2015

Helping to bring closure to a family after a service member’s death is an honor many people might not experience day-to-day, but for the Joint Base Lewis- McChord Air Force Honor Guard, it is something they deal with on a daily basis.


Staff Sgt. Justin A. Naylor/3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team,

Published: 01:38PM July 30th, 2015

For as long as Andrew King can remember, he’s had a stutter.


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Published: 02:24PM July 30th, 2015

Chirico Trail offers something for everyone. Whether it’s for a challenging day hike through the forest or an exhilarating paraglide experience down Tiger Mountain, Poo Poo Point is a must-see destination this summer.


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Published: 01:07PM July 23rd, 2015

Attend Seafair this year at the Seattle Center.


Published: 01:59PM July 16th, 2015

Hundreds are expected to turn out for the 10th annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run at 10 a.m. Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.


Christina Carmen Crea/ Northwest Guardian

Published: 01:40PM July 30th, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Stone Education Center, McChord Field Education Center and Bud Hawk Education Center all work together and offer various counseling, classes and information for transitioning service members or their spouses and children.


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Published: 01:39PM July 30th, 2015

Hiring military veterans as they transition back into America’s communities is beneficial for businesses and the nation, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently.

Published: 01:28PM July 30th, 2015

CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, is holding a job fair on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center. The event is sponsored by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Service Member for Life: Transition Assistance Program and is open to transitioning military, veterans and military family members.


Sgt. Quanesha Deloach/17th Field Artillery Brigade

Published: 01:43PM July 30th, 2015

In an article written by the “Army Times” in 2013, the concept of yoga for Soldiers was introduced. The initial idea was focused on having a “trauma-sensitive approach,” given that many Soldiers were dealing with anxiety, depression and behavioral health issues.

Published: 01:27PM July 30th, 2015

The award of the new modernization contract for electronic health records is a great opportunity to “save money, save time, and most importantly, save lives,” Christopher A. Miller, the Defense Healthcare Management Systems program executive officer said Wednesday.

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Madigan Medical Center Public Affairs

Published: 10:30AM July 23rd, 2015

Chaplain (Maj.) George Wallace doesn’t always reach service members through traditional sermons, prayers or group discussions.

Published: 08:52AM July 28th, 2014

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