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AT LEFT: Sgt. Chad Guthrie, of Lacey, and his son Brayden, 7, ride The Paratrooper May 16 during the annual Armed Forces Day celebration on JBLM Lewis Main. BELOW: "Leapin' Louie" (David Lichtenstein), right, entertains a group of children with rope and Yo-Yo tricks.

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There was plenty to see and hear during the annual Armed Forces Day event hosted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday. The sounds of cannons and rifles echoed around Cowan and Memorial stadiums as re-enactors portrayed Soldiers from time gone by.


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Published: 02:13PM May 21st, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Natasha Sanchez returned to represent the Air Force in the 2015 Armed Forces Bowling Championships May 12-16 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Sanchez continues to bowl after learning from her dad, an experienced bowler in the Army.


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Published: 02:13PM May 21st, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s rugby club defeats Naval Base Kitsap in their 17th annual meeting, 77-14, Saturday at Cowan Stadium. Air Force player Tom Heath leads the team with three scores while seven other JBLM players contribute to the rout.


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Published: 02:05PM May 21st, 2015

84th Civil Affairs Battalion win straight sets against the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to win the JBLM Intramural Volleyball Championship thanks to key runs in both sets to cap an undefeated season.

Published: 01:33PM May 21st, 2015

Army doctrine defines mission command as “the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations.”

Published: 01:27PM May 21st, 2015

On Memorial Day, we remember those who died in service to America. Many of you will use this time to be with friends and family.

Published: 12:57PM May 14th, 2015

In 1978, Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month.


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Published: 02:00PM May 21st, 2015

Army Reserve Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion (General Support), 214th Aviation Regiment did their annual search and rescue team training May 15.


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Published: 02:00PM May 21st, 2015

President Barack Obama announced May 13 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I Soldiers, who were previously overlooked for the nation’s highest military award for valor.

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Published: 01:32PM May 21st, 2015

More than 2,000 retirees attended the JBLM Retiree Appreciation Day May 15 at American Lake Conference Center.


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Published: 02:18PM May 21st, 2015

Festivals give attendees a chance to put away their raincoats and enjoy the summer.


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Published: 10:12AM May 15th, 2015

JBLM and civilian families will be able to find something to satisfy all ages during the annual Armed Forces Day Saturday at Cowan and Memorial stadiums on Lewis Main. Patrons will be entertained by historical reenactments, carnival food and activities, sports and more.

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Published: 01:44PM May 7th, 2015

This year’s Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday and there are many gifts and things one can do for the mother figure in their life.


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Published: 02:19PM May 21st, 2015

With Clover Park Technical College, Camo2Commerce and CAMPS working together, 14 active-duty service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord enrolled as students in CPTC’s 18-credit certificate Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering (FSME) program have hope for the future after they transition out of the military.

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Published: 01:33PM May 21st, 2015

A new website aimed at assisting service members making the transition to civilian life launched in March.

Published: 12:32PM May 7th, 2015

Prepare for different stages of your financial journey with classes offered by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Armed Forces Community Service Financial Readiness Program. Upcoming classes include Financially Fit, AER Guide to Policies and Procedures, Checking Account Maintenance, Basics of Investing, Credit Reports and Credit Repair, Car Buying and Home Buying Basics. View class schedules and register at For more information, call 253-967-1453.


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Published: 01:06PM May 14th, 2015

Childhood obesity is becoming an increasing concern among parents and pediatricians. As children engage in more sedentary activities, the ratio of activity to calories consumed widens and weight gain and unhealthy eating habits creep in to daily routines.

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Published: 12:58PM May 14th, 2015

Madigan is the U.S. Army’s second largest medical treatment facility.

Published: 12:56PM May 14th, 2015

Just one short year after opening its doors, the Soldier Centered Medical Home, co-located with Okubo Family Medical Clinic, has already made great strides in improving care for its patients — the Soldiers of 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

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