Northwest Guardian

Carolyn Lattin, right, helps sort apples for apple juice at Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm in Olympia Oct. 9. Lattin and her husband, Victor purchased the farm in 1956, and it’s been family owned and operated for the past 61 years.

Local Harvest Festivals

Northwest Guardian

It’s fall, and that means Harvest Festivals and Halloween.

JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run

Published: 02:58PM October 12th, 2017

Zombies and enthusiasts of the undead are welcomed to participate in the 2017 Zombie Apocalypse Run, which starts at the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Lewis North Saturday. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m., the 1K Monster Dash starts at 8 p.m. and the heats for the 5K run are 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Independent Professional Wrestling

Published: 03:54PM October 5th, 2017

Defy Wrestling first opened in January but has seen a growth in crowds both in Seattle and Tacoma.

JBLM Northwest Adventure Center

Published: 02:17PM September 28th, 2017

Kaweka Stoney of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center offers a number of photography workshop tours, including a Sunset Photography Clinic at Seattle’s Discovery Park on Saturday.

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.

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.

JBLM Salmon Run

Published: 12:42PM August 31st, 2017

The annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salmon Run Sept. 9 at Heritage Hill on McChord Field will feature 1K, 5K and 12K courses, and runners will receive a freshly made salmon meal.

Washington State Fair

Published: 01:48PM August 24th, 2017

The Washington State Fair beings Labor Day Weekend and continues through Sept. 24 in downtown Puyallup. Military service members, reservists, retirees, National Guard and family members can get free admission on Military Appreciation Days every Monday during the fair.

Northwest Trek

Published: 03:25PM August 17th, 2017

A wildlife adventure is a short drive away from JBLM, at Northwest Trek in Eatonville, Wash.

2017 JBLM Pacific Pathways Triathlon

Published: 11:24AM August 11th, 2017

The 2017 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Pacific Pathways Triathlon is scheduled to take place Aug. 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Shoreline Park on Lewis North. Late registration period is open until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, with the only remaining registration option being the day before, Aug. 18, at Shoreline Park.

Missoula Children’s Theatre

Published: 02:37PM August 10th, 2017

Nearly three dozen Joint Base Lewis-McChord youngsters got to perform with the Missoula Children’s Theatre in a one-week camp that concluded Friday night with a song and dance extravaganza performance of a musical adaptation of “Treasure Island” at Child and Youth Services’ Gymnasium on Lewis Main.

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Published: 02:28PM August 3rd, 2017

The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire opens Aug. 5 with fun for everyone and discounts for the military.

Seafair 2017

Published: 02:56PM July 27th, 2017

Local military personnel, including I Corps and 62nd Airlift Wing, will be present during Seafair’s Torchlight Festival July 29 at the Seattle Center. Military families can enjoy special discounted rates during Seafair Weekend Aug. 4-6 at Seattle’s Genesee Park — the highlight event of Seafair.

2017 JBLM Freedom Run

Published: 03:18PM July 20th, 2017

In addition to running in honor of those who have or are currently serving, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Freedom Run Saturday is the last chance for active duty service members to qualify for the JBLM teams for the Army Ten-Miler.

Russell Landing

Published: 12:23PM July 18th, 2017

Lewis North’s Bistro at Russell Landing has gone barbecue — now named the Bistro BBQ — with a new menu sure to delight fans of the installation’s barbecue food truck.

Blue Star Museums

Published: 09:41AM July 17th, 2017

Service members and their families can enjoy many local museums and others across the country for free this summer, thanks to the Blue Star Museums program.

Northwest Music Festivals

Published: 02:19PM July 6th, 2017

Whether you love country, jazz, grunge, blue grass, rock or classical music, there’s a festival for you in the Pacific Northwest.

JBLM Freedom Fest Celebration

Published: 02:39PM June 29th, 2017

JBLM’s patriotic festival to celebrate Independence Day is providing double the fun this year with a two-day Freedom Fest on Lewis Main July 3 and 4.

Published: 11:26AM January 7th, 2016

After the holidays, there are plenty of wallet-friendly activities to do in or around Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 09:44AM December 17th, 2015

Wondering what to do while the weather outside is frightful?

Published: 01:27PM December 10th, 2015

Various winter-themed activities are ongoing in December and January through Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Northwest Adventure Center: snowshoeing, skiing, snow tubing and more.

Published: 11:50AM December 3rd, 2015

The Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Romp Dec. 12 will allow runners from the JBLM community to take a December Saturday morning trek through Eagles Pride Golf Course on Lewis Main.


Published: 10:21AM November 25th, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, a time for family and of course, a time for food.


Published: 09:20AM June 23rd, 2015

There are numerous museums on and off JBLM for families to visit. The Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkeson St., is just one facility chronicling military history.

Published: 02:07PM May 8th, 2014

Mother’s Day events are happening at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, whether you plan to stay on base or explore the surrounding community. If you’re looking to stay close to home, JBLM starts the celebration with its annual Mother-Son Dance at the McChord Club and Community Center today. The dance welcomes sons of all ages to bring their mothers to dance, but Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials said the event is geared toward children.

Published: 11:18AM May 1st, 2014

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, patrons at the Bistro at Russell Landing on Lewis North will have a chance to enjoy Mexican food, drink and live music for Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 to 7 p.m., as a way to kick off summer .

Published: 03:11PM March 6th, 2014

JBLM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual event combines a fun run with a post-race party to celebrate the Irish. The JBLM ShamROCK 'n' Run is March 15 at the FMWR Fest Tent at 11 a.m.

Published: 11:41AM January 9th, 2014

Finances take a hit during the holidays. As your budget recovers from Christmas shopping, you still can enjoy outings in and around Joint Base Lewis-McChord with free and inexpensive indoor and outdoor activities.

Weekend Cover Story

Published: 01:40PM August 8th, 2013

There’s something for you at the farmers market.