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Lt. Col. Jason Evers, left, returns the colors to Sgt. Major Jonathan White after officially receiving them as part of the change of command ceremony July 10 at Yakima Training Center.

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For Lt. Col. Jason Evers, coming to take command of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Yakima Training Center felt like a homecoming.

Published: 09:10AM July 15th, 2014

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Published: 01:17PM July 21st, 2014

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has named Clover Park Technical College’s veterans navigator Jonathan Wagner the 2013- 14 Vet Corps Member of the Year

Published: 05:34PM July 17th, 2014

Biblical characters Moses and Miriam helped around 150 children, ages 5-12, explore what life was like in biblical times during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School event at the Lewis Main Chapel July 14-18.

Published: 02:57PM July 17th, 2014

Capes and masks, ranging in color from Batman-black to Iron Man red, will be flooding through Soldiers Field House Saturday.

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Published: 05:54PM July 17th, 2014

Active and retired service members hit the catwalk during a fashion show held at the Lewis Main Exchange on Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Published: 12:51PM July 21st, 2014

Senior Enlisted Adviser for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, visited Joint Base Lewis McChord July 15-18

Published: 06:00PM July 17th, 2014

With the weather warming up, it’s nice to know the water in bottles, glasses and cups around Joint Base Lewis-McChord is safe to drink.

Published: 05:40PM July 17th, 2014

service members through the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Service Member for Life Transition Assistance Program in a nine-month period, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC is one of JBLM’s biggest employers of transitioning service members.


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Published: 03:10PM July 17th, 2014

Several service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord joined the U.S. armed forces directly out of high school with the belief that they had played their last game wearing full pads. But in the Puget Sound region, multiple semi-professional football teams welcome service members to play again.

Published: 03:55PM July 17th, 2014

There are 203 miles between the E1 Parking Lot at the University of Washington in Seattle and Holladay Park in Portland. Rather than travel by motor vehicle, which takes about two hours, 10,000 people rode their bicycles the entire way during the 35th annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic on July 12.

Published: 03:29PM July 17th, 2014

Children from as young as four to high-school-age teenagers, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord learn about respect, confidence and discipline to prepare for life’s challenges from karate instructor Joel Toline at the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited Academy on JBLM Lewis Main.

Published: 03:07PM July 17th, 2014

Races: Get ready to run through the mud in the ninth annual Down and Dirty Mud Run 10 a.m. Saturday at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

Published: 05:19PM July 17th, 2014

Last month, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, “Lancers,” completed an extremely successful rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. At NTC, the Lancer Team fought a highly organized and well-equipped near-peer armored military force.

Published: 05:17PM July 17th, 2014

“We’ve gone to American Lake almost every weekend of the summer, for the past 3 years! Swimming, fishing, and boating are our favorite hot weather activities!” – Amanda Fletcher Dupont

Published: 05:15PM July 17th, 2014

Understanding the mission is essential for each one of us to define requirements for success. For Airmen in the 62nd Operations Group, we often think that launching aircraft and conducting global airlift is our mission. In fact, this task that you contribute to every day is the operational mission of our parent warfighting organization, the 18th Air Force.

Published: 05:30PM July 17th, 2014

For years, the word green has been associated with the U.S. Army. However, with the implementation of renewable energy initiatives, the Army has shared its “green” characteristics while taking on the challenges of “going green.”

Published: 05:25PM July 17th, 2014

In August, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, will welcome a new Canadian member to the team.

Published: 11:16AM July 11th, 2014

U.S. forces in Baghdad have opened a joint operations center in the city to assess the security situation in the wake of the rapid territorial gains made by Sunni militants, bringing the number of American service members there to about 500, Defense Department officials said today.