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JBLM Fire Battalion chief Randall Takehara, left, and firefighters Chris Coleman, middle left, and Cedric Canton, middle right, and Spc. Aaron Doherty, 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, stand at attention as the memorial procession for slain Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney passes on McChord Field Wednesday.

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A community of law enforcement and first responders from California to Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington gathered at McChord Field Wednesday to honor a fallen Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy.


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Fitness Resolution Fair

Published: 01:28PM January 18th, 2018

More than 150 members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community attended the Fitness Resolution Fair at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center Saturday. Participants tried a variety of fitness classes, including functional fitness workouts, Zumba and spin cycling.


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JBLM Child and Youth Services

Published: 01:26PM January 18th, 2018

Michael Washington, a former Army private first class, has maintained his passion for sports by becoming a youth basketball and soccer coach through Child and Youth Services on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


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JBLM Special Olympics

Published: 01:24PM January 18th, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Special Olympics team, the Tigers, will see three swimmers compete at the Special Olympics’ 2018 USA Games in Seattle July 1-6. Team Washington was officially announced during a special event in Seattle Westlake Center Jan. 11.


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Published: 01:29PM January 18th, 2018

Brigadier General George Appenzeller is Regional Health Command-Pacific’s new deputy commanding general. As the DCG, Appenzeller, and a staff of about 120 military and civilian personnel are responsible for ensuring our regional military treatment facilities are equipped to successfully execute their health care mission.

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Published: 02:40PM January 11th, 2018



446th Airlift Wing

Published: 01:34PM January 4th, 2018

I will officially hand over the reins to a new commander Friday, and I’m confident in saying the Rainier Wing is postured for a positive future.


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JBLM Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

Published: 01:52PM January 18th, 2018

JBLM celebrated the life of slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. with a ceremony at Carey Theater on Lewis Main Jan. 11.


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Department of Defense

Published: 01:48PM January 18th, 2018

A continuing resolution is designed to be a short-term bridge as lawmakers form a new budget, the chairman said. But this year, the department will be under a continuing resolution for four months. The current continuing resolution runs out Friday.


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16th Combat Aviation Brigade

Published: 01:43PM January 18th, 2018

With the new year just starting and people beginning their resolutions, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade also turned a page by bidding farewell to Col. William Ryan III and welcoming Col. Matthew Braman to the brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 10.


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Sounders Lanes’ Cosmic Blacklight Bowling

Published: 01:16PM January 18th, 2018

Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center on McChord Field offers a unique take on the classic game of bowling with Cosmic blacklight Bowling offered every Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m.


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JBLM Operation Baby Shower

Published: 02:14PM January 11th, 2018

The seventh annual Operation Baby Shower offers freebies and info at American Lake Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20.


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Northwest Adventure Center

Published: 01:10PM January 4th, 2018

The Northwest Adventure Center has a full schedule of outdoor trips planned for the winter, including popular activities like backcountry skiing, ski touring, snow-tubing and snowshoeing.


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2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

Published: 01:20PM January 18th, 2018

Army Ranger veteran Chris Rowley transitioned into civilian life with a career in knife-making in Rainier, Wash., that’s gaining him some national acclaim.

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Published: 01:19PM January 18th, 2018

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald Trump signed Jan. 9.

Published: 01:17PM January 18th, 2018

The following is a snapshot look into some upcoming employment fairs and networking opportunities:


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Warrior Transition Battalion

Published: 01:24PM January 4th, 2018

Among the 14 courses to the Career Skills Program on JBLM is the only roofing education program in the Department of Defense.

Clinical Nutrition Services

Published: 01:23PM January 4th, 2018

Doing some meal preparation ahead of time, like on the weekend, can work. Also, involve the whole family in choosing and using new recipes.


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Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 01:42PM December 7th, 2017

Hosted by Madigan Army Medical Center’s Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care, this year’s event featured songs of both the Christian and Jewish faiths, details on the meaning of the Christmas tree and menorah, treats and a visit from Santa.

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