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1st Special Forces commander Col. Otto K. Liller, right, and Master Sgt. Tad Devitt participate in the anniversary ceremony at the Coleman Compound on JBLM Lewis Main.

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The 1st Special Forces Group celebrates 30 years since the group’s reactivation by bringing the past and present together.

Published: 08:52AM July 28th, 2014

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Published: 02:47PM July 24th, 2014

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Published: 09:10AM July 15th, 2014

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Published: 09:08AM July 15th, 2014

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Published: 02:23PM June 27th, 2014

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Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

The second annual Salmon Run on McChord Field features live music, four races and a salmon feast.

Published: 09:08AM September 4th, 2014

The Washington State Fair returns from Sept. 5-21. Military Appreciation Days are scheduled for Sept. 8 and 15.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Heading south on I-5 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads to the state capital, full of things to do

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Published: 10:51AM September 11th, 2014

Last season’s honorary military unit for the Seattle Seahawks hand the team’s colors to local Coast Guard unit during special Change of Command ceremony at JBLM.

Published: 11:50AM September 11th, 2014

World War II era chapel renovating into Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new Environmental Education and Conference Center (ETC2). The 176 Washington National Guard Engineers and 446 Airlift Wing are working together on the project.

Published: 12:47PM September 11th, 2014

Nearly 200 job seekers made their way to the Tacoma Convention Center on Sept. 5 to attend the bi-annual Hire America’s Heroes Career Day.

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

A new Subway restaurant, Arby’s and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


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Published: 05:56AM September 11th, 2014

Lakes senior DE is one of the top recruits pursued by several Division I football programs, including Washington, Washington State and other Pac-12 schools.

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

Father-son racing duo honors Armed Forces with tribute car at Evergreen Speedway. Military career helped both Boyatts pursue their racing dreams.

Published: 12:10PM September 12th, 2014

Race for a Solider marathon and Swing for a Solider golf tournament raise money for Permission to Start Dreaming nonprofit organization.

Published: 01:57PM September 5th, 2014

John Greer, a retired Air Force master sergeant at McChord Field, first heard about cyclocross four years ago and that there was a race at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

Published: 09:33AM August 28th, 2014

U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams earlier this month.

Published: 09:31AM August 28th, 2014

As summer wanes in the Pacific Northwest, we all look forward to the opportunity the Labor Day holiday gives us to rest, reflect, recharge and get outdoors.

Published: 11:25AM August 21st, 2014

Staff Sgt. Lealan BuehrerSmall, of the 182nd Airlift Wing, speaks about how knowing SAPP (security, accuracy, propriety, policy) when it comes to social media and photos is important for all service members.

Published: 10:53AM August 28th, 2014

Active Army and Idaho National Guard units have spent the last month at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho as the Army continues its total force integration of active, National Guard and reserve units.

Published: 09:35AM August 28th, 2014

Family, friends and members of the JBLM community gathered together for the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, deployment ceremony at JBLM, Aug. 22.

Published: 09:34AM August 28th, 2014

A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.