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JBLM firefighter/paramedic Shawn Walker, left, and JBLM Fire Capt. Jim Soderback, right, both of Engine 104, confer with Battalion Chief David McRoberts, of the Tacoma Fire Department, April 8 during a joint large-scale exercise on Lewis Main.

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Pierce County, Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters practiced working together in a building on JBLM.


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Published: 02:39PM April 16th, 2015

JBLM’s Eagles Pride Golf Course became the third military golf course to open a footgolf course, which combines classic sports like soccer and golf into a sport fit for all ages and skill levels. Since opening in August, the newest addition to the course has attracted everyone from families of four to local semi-professional soccer players.


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Published: 02:52PM April 20th, 2015

The 84th Civil Affairs Battalion was able to hold on for the JBLM Intramural Bowling championship, fending off the Marine Corps Reserve’s Combat Logistics Battalion 23, Tuesday at Bowl Arena Lanes on Lewis Main.


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Published: 02:40PM April 16th, 2015

While the official team practices aren’t until May 11, many of the JBLM rugby players are meeting three times per week for the 18th annual Commanders Cup Army-Navy Rugby Championship game May 16 at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main. The game puts JBLM against Naval Station Kitsap from Bremerton.


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Published: 02:29PM April 16th, 2015

Two weeks from the end of my civil service career and my tenure as editor of The Northwest Guardian, I should come clean. I was less than excited Oct. 1, 2010, the day Joint Base Lewis-McChord achieved full operational capability, FOC, the day Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base faded to purple and transubstantiated into JBLM.

Published: 02:01PM April 16th, 2015

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents.

Published: 12:55PM April 9th, 2015

One of the most important things that we do every day is typically one of the first things that we do each morning, that being physical fitness training. Yet as I travel to various locations across the Army, I find fewer and fewer Soldiers actually conducting physical training.


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Published: 08:24AM April 17th, 2015

Kara Gibson, wife of retired Staff Sergeant Jason Gibson, hopes to use own experiences with an injured spouse to help others.


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Published: 02:17PM April 16th, 2015

Over the course of 30 minutes driving around JBLM, 1st Lt. Samuel Wharton, 51st Military Police Detachment, 504th Military Police Battalion and Law Enforcement Operations Officer in the Directorate of Emergency Services, saw nine people swerving, not looking at the road and slamming on their breaks – all signs of distracted driving.


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Published: 02:16PM April 16th, 2015

A new, unique fire training facility that trains Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters how to get out of a jam, literally, opened April 9 on McChord Field.

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Published: 02:27PM April 16th, 2015

There’s lots to see and do in Port Townsend.

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Published: 12:53PM April 9th, 2015

The 26th Annual Puyallup Spring Fair kicks off Thursday and runs until April 19 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.


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Published: 12:53PM April 9th, 2015

See floats, bands and groups from around the state at the 82nd annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade.

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Published: 11:47AM April 2nd, 2015

The Washington Military Alliance joined the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership steering committee for a joint steering meeting March 27 at Eagles Pride Golf Course.

Published: 01:31PM March 26th, 2015

Find jobs on the “JBLMUnlimited” website at or Facebook page at

Published: 01:32PM March 26th, 2015

In the more than five years since President Barack Obama established the Veterans Employment Initiative, a steadily increasing annual percentage of veterans have entered federal civilian service.

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Published: 02:13PM April 16th, 2015

Pain management experts at Madigan Army Medical Center are now creating pain champions throughout the Western Regional Medical Command with the help of experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Washington.

Published: 02:02PM April 16th, 2015

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is a time of recognition for more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals and 15,000 board-certified pathologists who interpret more than 10 billion lab tests in the U.S. every year and play a vital role in every aspect of health care.

Published: 02:02PM April 16th, 2015

Even though Children’s Dental Health Month is in February, teaching kids healthy oral care needs to be done all year. Take some time this month to make sure your kids have healthy mouths and understand the importance of oral health.

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