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Sgt. Derek Bossie, left, and Spc. Marco Medina, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, introduce honorary Sgt. Quintin Hall to the M240L Medium Machine Gun during his “Day in the Life of a Soldier” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 13.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Through all of the hospital stays and surgeries, 7-year-old Quintin Hall mentally copes with the treatments by associating them with military weaponry fighting the bad cells in his body. Armored vehicles, specifically tanks, most recently peaked his interest and have made explaining the current round of treatment easier to explain in a way he understands.

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Northwest Guardian

Whispering Firs McChord Cup

Published: 02:03PM September 21st, 2017

Sixteen golfers completed the Whispering Firs McChord Cup series with the cup championship Sept. 16 at Whispering Firs Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Northwest Guardian

Military Softball Exhibition

Published: 02:00PM September 21st, 2017

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 22nd Special Tactics Squadron will represent the Army and Air Force in an exhibition softball game Sept. 23 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. The game’s ceremonies start at 3 p.m., and the game will be against a combination of local Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps service members.

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Northwest Guardian / 2016

Race for a Soldier

Published: 01:56PM September 21st, 2017

The annual Race for a Soldier half-marathon and 5K event is set to start Sept. 24 at 7:45 a.m. at Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor, which supports the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation.

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1st Combat Camera Squadron

Published: 02:12PM September 21st, 2017

As I consider the lasting effects of the exercise, there is perhaps a more subtle and farther reaching aspect than honing our military skill set. Twenty-five nations merged on McChord Field to learn how to better integrate with the U.S. military and, in-turn, improve their own regional stability by enhancing deterrence, building capacity and ensuring access.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Published: 05:11PM September 14th, 2017

In many ways, these competitions are also about testing and increasing the resiliency of our Soldiers. They are also designed to be physically and mentally challenging in a demanding, simulated operational environment. We see how far we can push competitors, while looking for who can maintain proficiency under a high amount of stress.

Published: 05:26PM September 14th, 2017

Although my family and I have only been at JBLM for six weeks, the entire Camp Lewis centennial experience made me quickly realize that JBLM isn’t just a military base — it’s bigger than that. JBLM, and the men and women who serve here, are an integral part of the greater South Puget Sound community.

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Northwest Guardian

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Published: 02:24PM September 21st, 2017

JBLM’s Fall Flea Market and Oktoberfest combined Saturday for a day of fun, bargains and all things German.

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Courtesy photo

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 02:23PM September 21st, 2017

In the brief respite between Hurricanes Irma and Jose, members of the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord were able to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver much-needed supplies to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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U.S. Army Photo

23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion

Published: 02:22PM September 21st, 2017

The Soldiers work hand-in-hand with the firefighters across a spectrum of agencies to accomplish the mission and the objectives given to them by the incident management commander

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Northwest Guardian

Outdoor Adventure

Published: 01:50PM September 21st, 2017

National Parks offer a great outdoor activity. With Mount Rainier in JBLM’s backyard, it’s a good time to visit, especially with free entrance Sept. 30 for National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11 and 12. Veterans Day weekend.

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Lisa Monet Photography

Museum Day Live

Published: 04:37PM September 14th, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution, along with partnering museums across the United States, is hosting Museum Day Live Sept. 23. Museums in Seattle, Tacoma and other neighboring cities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord will offer free admission.

JBLM Oktoberfest and Fall Flea Market

Published: 02:03PM September 7th, 2017

This year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Fall Flea Market is combining with the Oktoberfest for a day of fun and German fare at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Sept. 16.

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Northwest Guardian

Farmer Veteran Coaltion

Published: 01:59PM September 21st, 2017

Veterans and Yelm residents Jean Van Effen and David Bagshaw are living the life as alpaca farmers with the Farmer Veteran Coalition

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Courtesy photo

Troops to Teachers

Published: 01:56PM September 21st, 2017

Washington state Troops to Teacher coordinator and retired Navy Rear Adm. Doug Asbjornsen said he is convinced that some of the best teachers are veterans.

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Northwest Guardian/2015

Washington State Transition Summit

Published: 01:57PM September 21st, 2017

A three-day Washington State Transition Summit at JBLM this week is expected to be beneficial for service members, military spouses and veterans.

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Madigan Public Affairs

Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 05:04PM September 14th, 2017

Madigan is a part of the first wave of military treatment facilities to begin using this new system, joining other military bases in the state — Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor and Naval Hospital Bremerton — as the pilot sites for MHS GENESIS.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/2015

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Published: 05:03PM September 14th, 2017

The 5210 rule is fairly universal but his clinic has added nine to the rule to represent the nine hours of recommended sleep per night because when people are properly rested they make better decisions and tend to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices.

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15th Wing Public Affairs

Suicide Prevention Month

Published: 05:01PM September 14th, 2017

Making progress toward this goal requires buy in from everyone in the Air Force, and the other branches in the Department of Defense, from its most senior leaders to junior enlisted. Everyone has a role to play in prevention.

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