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Spc. Howard Peele, left, and Sgt. Christanie Alexander, both of 3-2, 1-23 HHC, talk with Erin Land, of Toyota Motor Sales, about possible career opportunities with Toyota Oct. 23 during the Service Member for Life Transition Summit job fair at Hangar 3 on JBLM McChord Field.

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An employment fair was hosted at McChord Field to wrap up the three-day Service Member for Life Transition Summit on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Published: 12:38PM October 30th, 2014

JBLM Northwest Adventure Center offers multiple trips throughout the Pacific Northwest where military families can find the best value for the upcoming holiday season. Trips include Victoria, British Columbia, Portland, Seattle and Leavenworth.

Published: 01:17PM October 30th, 2014

The Department of Emergency Services teamed up with AAFES Loss Prevention to host Operation Hobgoblin at the McChord BX and Lewis Main PX on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:59PM October 30th, 2014

Service members completed over 30 projects around the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area in support of Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service, Oct. 25 .

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446th Airlift Wing

Published: 12:58PM October 30th, 2014

Anyone who can remember the early '80s might recall critics blasting Michael Jordan for treating basketball as if it were a one-man sport in his early NBA years. Nonetheless, he went on to earn a few “Most-Valuable-Player” awards, and a handful of championship rings during the latter-part of his career.

Published: 12:49PM October 30th, 2014

Home Pride Winners given coins, gift baskets at Oct. 28 ceremony.

Published: 12:51PM October 30th, 2014

Senior leaders from the Army, Air Force, National Guard, Army Reserve and the Canadian military gathered on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a two-day senior leader development conference to discuss the implementation and benefits of the Army’s Total-Force Policy Oct. 22.

Published: 12:45PM October 30th, 2014

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to announce the first eight homes completed at the Stony Oak housing community at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


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Published: 01:00PM October 30th, 2014

Jamal Byrd has made his mark as part of the defense for the Air Force Falcons in the Mountain West Conference. His father, a retired McChord staff sergeant, watches his football and military career proudly.

Published: 12:57PM October 30th, 2014

The JBLM Tigers brought 32 athletes to Special Olympics Washington’s 2014 Southwest Region Bowling Tournament Oct. 26 at Pacific Lanes in Tacoma. Medals and ribbons were handed out, but it was all about a fun day of bowling for everyone involved.

Published: 12:46PM October 30th, 2014

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait From the outside, Camp Arifjan’s combined arms collective training facility (CACTF) appears to be another warehouse — a large, tan building with no windows. On the inside, Soldiers and patrons will find various fitness classes happening simultaneously, in addition to the daunting set of pull-up racks, Olympic weightlifting platforms, stacks of weights and kettlebells stationed in the gym. More important than the equipment available to Soldiers, is the all-volunteer force that makes up the CrossFit Arifjan coaching staff.

Published: 12:55PM October 30th, 2014

Races: Sign up for the first ever JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run 5:30 p.m., tomorrow at Keeler Fitness Center on Lewis Main. Registration is $20 with military ID and $25 for general public. Day of race registration fee is $30/ID cardholders and $35/public. For ages 12 and older. Register on WebTrac at by noon, Oct. 30.

Published: 12:55PM October 30th, 2014

Those looking for staff-interaction skills and improved personal-communications abilities should look to a three-year tour in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

Published: 12:54PM October 30th, 2014

Truth be told, I’m a bit of a news junkie. Before I go to sleep every night and as soon as I wake up every morning, I’m on my smartphone, checking all the feeds for the latest news and happenings around the world.

Published: 01:48PM October 23rd, 2014

The Army, Navy and Air Force health care facilities in the Puget Sound area have been involved in greater collaboration and cooperation this year. As the manager of the local military health system, I want to assure you that my team and I are committed to providing all our beneficiaries care that leads the nation in terms of access, safety and quality.


432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Published: 12:59PM October 30th, 2014

Twenty-one Airmen from around the Air Force were put to the test both physically and mentally in their pursuits to attend the U.S. Army Ranger school during the Ranger Assessment Course (RAC) Oct. 2-16, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada.

Published: 01:00PM October 30th, 2014

Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, a twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carries the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close-air support.

Published: 12:42PM October 30th, 2014

Soldiers of the 673rd Dental Company (Area Support), and the 508th Military Police Battalion, combined their efforts to execute exercise “Saber Wire,” Oct. 21-23, at the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.