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Firefighters from JBLM survey the impact area near Range 7 on Lewis Main as they work to contain a five to eight-acre wildfire May 11.

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It’s that time of year, when Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters plan prescribed burns. A recent wildfire on base may have occurred the same day as a prescribed burn, but this one wasn’t planned.

Published: 02:48PM May 19th, 2016

Intramurals: A representative meeting will take place for all units wishing to participate in this year’s Commander’s Cup softball league on Joint Base Lewis-McChord — open to active-duty units stationed on JBLM. There will be a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. inside the Warrior Zone’s VIP Room on Lewis North, followed by a meeting Wednesday at noon inside the McChord Fitness Center. League starts June 6. For more information, call 253-967-4768 or visit jblmmwr.com/intramural.

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Published: 01:15PM May 19th, 2016

Abunai collects seven home runs to win the competitive league final over the 494th Brigade Support Battalion, 17-7, during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Open League Softball Championships at the Lewis North Athletic Complex May 13. The Bombers defeated the 504th Military Police Battalion 19-5 in five innings to claim the recreational league final.

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Published: 01:13PM May 19th, 2016

About 200 staff members, nurses and doctors from Madigan Army Medical Center participated in the annual Madigan Nurses Run 5K event at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 11.

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Published: 01:48PM May 19th, 2016

446th Airlift Wing’s commander recently had the opportunity to meet with elected officials from Washington during an annual Capitol Hill Visit to discuss, among other things, the impact of the military budget on day-to-day operations at the unit level.

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Published: 02:27PM May 12th, 2016

It’s time to get ourselves back on track and the bottom line is that we need leaders to take the lead for physical fitness.

Published: 02:56PM May 5th, 2016

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina resulted in many lessons learned and changes which significantly affected the use of active duty units, to include medical units, in U.S. disaster response. Today, military organizations across the country actively prepare to respond to disasters and save American lives.

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Published: 02:30PM May 19th, 2016

Nearly 500 students earned degrees from local and online colleges and universities at the 29th annual JBLM College Graduation at Clover Park Technical College’s McGavick Center May 13.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Published: 02:17PM May 19th, 2016

Because chaplains are noncombative, they rely on enlisted personnel to provide tactical support such as casualty medical care and force protection in a combat environment.

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Published: 02:56PM May 12th, 2016

Sergeant Kayci Landes, an AH-64 attack helicopter maintainer from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will attend training in October to become the Army’s first female cavalry scout reenlistee.

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Published: 01:26PM May 19th, 2016

Armed Forces Day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. JBLM will celebrate with a lineup of spectacular entertainment, activities and food at Cowan and Memorial stadiums.

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Published: 01:36PM May 12th, 2016

Several local farmers markets offer a choice of healthy eating and fun shopping options.

Published: 02:11PM May 5th, 2016

Mother’s Day is coming and its time to plan an outing to honor your mom.

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U.S. Army photo

Published: 01:40PM May 19th, 2016

Hundreds are currently registered for the Hiring our Heroes expo scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at Safeco Field in Seattle. The event will feature more than 50 total companies and service organizations providing career opportunities for service members, veterans and family members.

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Published: 01:40PM May 19th, 2016

Veterans and service members got a chance to learn some of the options available upon transitioning from military to civilian life through the Goodwill Networking Event at American Lake Conference Center May 11.

Published: 01:39PM May 19th, 2016

A Career day prequel to Wednesday’s Hiring Our Heroes expo at Safeco Field is required for all service members planning to transition out of the military in the next 12 months, but its expected to be beneficial for military spouses and those transitioning in the next 18 months as well.

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Published: 02:01PM May 12th, 2016

Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center found that for some young children, these subtle behaviors at audiology screenings are important early indicators that children might have autism.

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U.S. Air Force photo

Published: 01:57PM May 12th, 2016

With its emphasis on diagnostic and preventive care, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program can help you avoid bigger problems down the road.

Published: 12:27PM April 28th, 2016

School Based Health Centers program makes the classroom the waiting room.

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