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Courtesy photo

Retired Capt. Dick Nelms, guest speaker at the Air Force Ball in Lakewood, talks about combat in World War II Sept. 8.

Air Force Ball

In honor of the Air Force’s 70th birthday Monday, McChord Field Airmen, families and community partners celebrated its heritage Sept. 8 at the Air Force Association’s Air Force Ball in Lakewood.

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Northwest Guardian

JBLM Salmon Run

Published: 04:43PM September 14th, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salmon Run attracted nearly 200 total participants who ran either a 12K or 5K course, with most kids running in a 1K, Saturday at Heritage Hill on McChord Field.

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Paragon Media

Team Red, White and Blue

Published: 04:40PM September 14th, 2017

The Old Glory Relay spans 62 days and over 4,600 miles from Seattle to Tampa, Fla. The Old Glory Relay is one of Team Red, White and Blue’s cornerstone efforts to help spread their mission, recruit new members and generate donations for their veteran enriching programs.

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Northwest Guardian/2016

JBLM Youth Pheasant Hunt

Published: 04:41PM September 14th, 2017

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth Pheasant Hunt is scheduled to take place Sept. 23 and 24 at 7 a.m. at Training Area 12 along East Gate Road on Lewis Main.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Published: 05:11PM September 14th, 2017

In many ways, these competitions are also about testing and increasing the resiliency of our Soldiers. They are also designed to be physically and mentally challenging in a demanding, simulated operational environment. We see how far we can push competitors, while looking for who can maintain proficiency under a high amount of stress.

Published: 05:26PM September 14th, 2017

Although my family and I have only been at JBLM for six weeks, the entire Camp Lewis centennial experience made me quickly realize that JBLM isn’t just a military base — it’s bigger than that. JBLM, and the men and women who serve here, are an integral part of the greater South Puget Sound community.

Published: 01:03PM August 31st, 2017

As our nation continues to support worldwide operations, aeromedical evacuation remains a critical element of AMC’s core airlift missions. In fact, many of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron members are currently deployed supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Northwest Guardian

McChord Field Housing Block Party

Published: 05:21PM September 14th, 2017

The McChord Field Housing Block Party at Carter Lake Elementary School Saturday was an opportunity for families to de-stress, have fellowship and enjoy some free food and games.

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U.S. Navy Photo

Western Air Defense Sector

Published: 02:47PM September 7th, 2017

Western Air Defense Sector vast communication network was able to provide real-time rescue status updates for 11 hospitals, helicopter landing zones and aircraft refueling areas over an area of about 25,000 square miles.

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Northwest Guardian

JBLM Street Dedications

Published: 02:45PM September 7th, 2017

Three Medal of Honor recipients from the World War II era were honored with street dedications between 2nd and 3rd Division Drive of Lewis Main Aug. 31 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A ceremony took place to memorialize 1st Lt. Arnold Bjorklund, Col. Orville Bloch and 1st Lt. Victor Kandle.

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Lisa Monet Photography

Museum Day Live

Published: 04:37PM September 14th, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution, along with partnering museums across the United States, is hosting Museum Day Live Sept. 23. Museums in Seattle, Tacoma and other neighboring cities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord will offer free admission.

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Northwest Guardian / 2016

JBLM Oktoberfest and Fall Flea Market

Published: 02:03PM September 7th, 2017

This year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Fall Flea Market is combining with the Oktoberfest for a day of fun and German fare at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Sept. 16.

JBLM Salmon Run

Published: 12:42PM August 31st, 2017

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salmon Run Sept. 9 at Heritage Hill on McChord Field will feature 1K, 5K and 12K courses, and runners will receive a freshly made salmon meal.

Published: 04:50PM September 14th, 2017

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

Published: 03:53PM September 12th, 2017

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

Published: 03:47PM September 5th, 2017

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

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Madigan Public Affairs

Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 05:04PM September 14th, 2017

Madigan is a part of the first wave of military treatment facilities to begin using this new system, joining other military bases in the state — Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor and Naval Hospital Bremerton — as the pilot sites for MHS GENESIS.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/2015

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Published: 05:03PM September 14th, 2017

The 5210 rule is fairly universal but his clinic has added nine to the rule to represent the nine hours of recommended sleep per night because when people are properly rested they make better decisions and tend to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices.

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15th Wing Public Affairs

Suicide Prevention Month

Published: 05:01PM September 14th, 2017

Making progress toward this goal requires buy in from everyone in the Air Force, and the other branches in the Department of Defense, from its most senior leaders to junior enlisted. Everyone has a role to play in prevention.

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