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Third grade teacher Pam Shaw works with students on an assignment designed to help classmates get to know each other better during the first of school, Aug. 27, at Rainier Elementary School on JBLM Lewis Main.

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Rainier and Meriwether Elementary Schools open on the first day of school on JBLM Aug. 27. Beachwood Elementary School is undergoing renovations and will open next year. This marks five out of six elementary schools on JBLM that have been rebuilt or renovated.

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Northwest Guardian

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Heading south on I-5 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads to the state capital, full of things to do

Published: 10:54AM August 28th, 2014

A non-descript trailer at the Orchard Combat Training Center with the word ‘moulage’ taped to the door hardly stands out from the other buildings spread throughout the expansive training area in Idaho.

Published: 11:21AM August 21st, 2014

Hope Corizzo was named volunteer of the month for August. Corizzo dedicates much of her time to the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club.

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Published: 10:55AM August 28th, 2014

The Boots 2 Work Military Career Fair featured more than 50 businesses, colleges and nonprofits. Service members and their family members got a chance to submit their resumes to potential employers.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Children on Joint Base Lewis-McChord went back to school Wednesday, Aug. 27, that means it’s time for parents to do fire-safety refreshers.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

A brief introduction and many shovel-fulls of dirt later, contractors began work on the upcoming Lewis North outdoor sports complex.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Women’s Equality Day was observed with a special presentation by Living Voices at the Carey Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


All-Army Sports

Published: 09:28AM August 28th, 2014

Three JBLM rugby players help All-Army Men’s team win Armed Forces Championship as part of Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament in Colorado. Team finished fourth overall against elite clubs and national teams.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Softball competition is just one part of the “Honoring the Forgotten Heroes” Labor Day event that brings awareness of the Tuskegee Airmen and Buffalo Soldiers.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Sports: The 2014 Labor Day Cyclocross Championships and Samurai Noodle Team Competition is Monday, Sept. 1, at the Training Area near East Drive just outside JBLM Lewis Main. Entry fees are $25 men/women, beginner race $15 and $5 for juniors. Reduced fees for active duty, reserve, retired and dependents ($15 men/women, $8 beginners and $3 juniors). Register on until Aug. 31. Day of race registration opens 8 a.m. on Sept. 1. Events start at 9 a.m. Racers can race multiple times for one entry fee. For more information, contact

Published: 09:29AM August 28th, 2014

Twenty-nine teams of Airmen compete in annual McChord Sports Day. Activities included kickball, ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball and a Nerf gun war.

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Sgt. Dan Purcell

Published: 09:33AM August 28th, 2014

U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams earlier this month.

Published: 09:31AM August 28th, 2014

As summer wanes in the Pacific Northwest, we all look forward to the opportunity the Labor Day holiday gives us to rest, reflect, recharge and get outdoors.

Published: 11:25AM August 21st, 2014

Staff Sgt. Lealan BuehrerSmall, of the 182nd Airlift Wing, speaks about how knowing SAPP (security, accuracy, propriety, policy) when it comes to social media and photos is important for all service members.

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Staff Sgt. Adam C. Keith

Published: 10:53AM August 28th, 2014

Active Army and Idaho National Guard units have spent the last month at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho as the Army continues its total force integration of active, National Guard and reserve units.

Published: 09:35AM August 28th, 2014

Family, friends and members of the JBLM community gathered together for the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, deployment ceremony at JBLM, Aug. 22.

Published: 09:34AM August 28th, 2014

A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.