Northwest Guardian

Visitors observe a herd of elk while riding the Discovery Tram at Northwest Trek, a 723-acre wildlife park near Eatonville.

Northwest Trek

Northwest Guardian

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.

Day Trips by Ferry

Published: 08:10AM June 27th, 2017

Leave your worries behind with a ride on the water, courtesy of Washington State Ferries or Seattle’s King County Water Taxi.

Summer Festivals

Published: 04:37PM June 22nd, 2017

Several upcoming regional festivals offer a way to enjoy summer in the Pacific Northwest.

Father’s Day Events

Published: 12:35PM June 8th, 2017

Father’s Day is a chance to have some fun and relaxation from the workweek. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, fathers can spend time with their daughters with a Father-Daughter Dance June 16 at The Club at McChord Field and then on a Father’s Day rafting trip on the Skykomish River June 18.

AUSA Zombie Apocalypse 5K

Published: 01:07PM June 1st, 2017

It’s time to sign up for AUSA’s annual Zombie Apocalypse 5K Run at Fort Steilacoom Park June 17.

Local Memorial Day Events

Published: 01:39PM May 25th, 2017

Memorial Day is Monday, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Camp Lewis Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Additional events will take place throughout the weekend outside of the installation, including a Memorial Day run by wear blue: run to remember Monday at Powderworks Park in DuPont.

JBLM Armed Forces Day Celebration

Published: 01:34PM May 18th, 2017

A variety of activities, games and displays will be available at Armed Forces Day at both Cowan and Memorial Stadiums Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to the public, the event includes military static displays, historical re-enactments and an abundance of games and carnival rides.

Mother’s Day Events

Published: 03:06PM May 11th, 2017

There are several ways around the South Sound to celebrate and honor loved ones this Mother’s Day.

Local Farmers Markets

Published: 12:55PM May 4th, 2017

Spring sunshine and local flowers, veggies and fruit seem to suggest it’s time for the opening of several local farmers markets.

Tacoma Ghost Tours

Published: 02:12PM April 27th, 2017

A local family offers three hauntingly fun tours in Tacoma’s ghostly old areas.

JBLM Spring Flea Market

Published: 02:09PM April 20th, 2017

It’s time to unclutter your home or add some great bargains. The JBLM Spring Flea Market is at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent, 2200 Liggett Ave., next to Bowl Arena Lanes, Lewis Main, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.