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Jermaine Kearse, middle, participates with 11-year-old Donovan Erazo, left, during Junior Achievement of Washington's Biz Town program. Kearse invited more than 100 military kids to JA as part of his foundation 15 to 1, which provides opportunities for military youth.

Northwest Guardian

Former JBLM resident and current Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse invited military kids to Junior Achievement Boeing Center Monday to learn about the importance of financial readiness.

Published: 01:41PM July 30th, 2015

Helping to bring closure to a family after a service member’s death is an honor many people might not experience day-to-day, but for the Joint Base Lewis- McChord Air Force Honor Guard, it is something they deal with on a daily basis.

Published: 01:38PM July 30th, 2015

For as long as Andrew King can remember, he’s had a stutter.

Published: 01:32PM July 31st, 2015

A voice no one thought could be silent, will grow noticeably quieter from McChord Field Saturday. That’s when Lt. Col. Anna Sullivan, chief of public affairs for the 446th Airlift Wing since 1992, retires from the Air Force Reserve and from federal government service.

Published: 01:33PM July 30th, 2015

Better Opportunities for Single Service members hosts survival race taking service members from JBLM to Vancouver, Wash.

Published: 01:32PM July 30th, 2015

Musician Alice Cooper played a round of golf at Eagles Pride Golf Course July 24.

Published: 10:18AM July 23rd, 2015

Thurston County Commissioners issued a proclamation July 21 honoring Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges, Jr. and JBLM Deputy Base Commander Col. Anthony J. Davit and expressing their gratitude for their leadership and reaching out to the cities and counties that neighbor JBLM to build and strengthen the level of cooperation and partnership between the military and communities where many service members and their families live.

Published: 10:29AM July 23rd, 2015

Two McChord Citizen Airmen look to compete for the gold in Shumen, Bulgaria, during an international military pentathlon competition hosted by Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Aug. 3-9.

Published: 10:24AM July 23rd, 2015

As Hollywood and professional athletes gathered in Los Angeles July 15 to celebrate the year in sports, a former Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier was honored at the 2015 ESPY Awards with the Pat Tillman Award for Service.

Published: 10:21AM July 23rd, 2015

Current and former service members and their families networked with local employers July 16 at the GoodWill headquarters.

Published: 10:18AM July 23rd, 2015

Technical Sergeant Nathan Carlson, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron senior information controller, was awarded the 2014 Colonel Gail Halvorsen Air Force Outstanding Air Transportation Individual of the Year Award July 9.

Published: 10:11AM July 23rd, 2015

Vacation Bible School teaches children values during days of fun activities.

Published: 12:36PM July 16th, 2015

Seattle Seahawks tickets for the 2015 regular season will be sold on Aug. 15 at Leisure Travel Services on Lewis Main, but there’s a drawing that will decide the order of the line on Aug. 6 at the Warrior Zone. Authorized cardholders can enter from July 28 until the day of the drawing at LTS.

Published: 12:35PM July 16th, 2015

The sound of children screaming with joy echoed across the field at Operation Purple’s Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, located in the Manastash Canyon, near Ellensburg, Wash., as they doused each other with buckets of cold water. This was all a part of a camp event called the Water Olympics, a welcome relief for the kids and their counselors on a day where temperatures reached into the 90s.

Published: 12:42PM July 16th, 2015

Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., July 8 for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War.

Published: 12:35PM July 16th, 2015

The Army has many traditions — some date back to before the Revo- lutionary War like the drummer leading Soldiers into battle.

Published: 12:32PM July 16th, 2015

It’s been 40 years since the fall of Saigon and the end of the War in Vietnam. Since that time, U.S.-Vietnamese relations have been re-established and seem to only be getting better.

Published: 12:31PM July 16th, 2015

Military Families don’t always get the same time together as our civilian counterparts. We have to make experiences like this really count. Before you don those mouse ears for your Walt Disney vacation, check out some tried-and-true tips for military families.

Published: 01:04PM July 9th, 2015

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries and long separations from family, friends and home.

Published: 01:03PM July 9th, 2015

Most Americans only get to see Australian wildlife in their local zoos. But for approximately 50 I Corps Soldiers here for Talisman Sabre 15, the opportunity to experience this wildlife up close and personal was too good to pass up.

Published: 01:01PM July 9th, 2015

The Fourth of July is an important holiday in the United States where families and friends come together and celebrate U.S. independence. For approximately 300 I Corps Soldiers, they spent the day celebrating with their Australian counterparts prior to the start of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15.

Published: 10:02AM July 10th, 2015

An Army dentist’s 30-year career came full circle when two general officers wished him congratulations on the occasion of his retirement Saturday.

Published: 11:30AM July 2nd, 2015

If you wanted to show the pride you have with the Airmen you work with every day, how would you do it?

Published: 11:27AM July 2nd, 2015

The quarterly Team Joint Base Lewis-McChord Recognition Ceremony honored one local family for their dedication to the military and inducted a new member to the JBLM Hall of Fame.

Published: 12:00AM June 26th, 2015

Unit change of command and change of responsibility ceremonies are routine in the Army. Though the coming and going of leaders will always be a part of our military, 7th Infantry Division recently recognized a change of leadership with a less-than-routine ceremony.

Published: 12:52PM June 25th, 2015

People sometimes equate accomplishing a goal with climbing a mountain. When someone overcomes a particularly challenging task they might say, “I’ve reached the top.”

Published: 12:52PM June 25th, 2015

More than 300 people from the local veteran, military and Korean communities turned out Saturday in Olympia to recognize the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between two countries.

Published: 12:48PM June 25th, 2015

Celebrate Canada Wednesday at Holiday Park.

Published: 12:47PM June 25th, 2015

What do mortars, grenade launchers, Stryker vehicles, military working dogs, medical staff and air wing evacuation teams have in common, probably not much unless you are talking about a Puget Sound business leaders, executives and veterans tour on Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 18.

Published: 01:22PM June 19th, 2015

Service member rallies unit to put together obstacle field day for Meadows Elementary School.