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Ingrid Barrentine/ Northwest Guardian/2011

Sgt. William Smith gives his son Nathan, 4, a ride on his shoulders during a visit to the Seattle Center March 4. Smith was participating in a two-day Strong Bonds retreat for single Soldier parents in Seattle.

Northwest Guardian

JBLM Northwest Adventure Center offers multiple trips throughout the Pacific Northwest where military families can find the best value for the upcoming holiday season. Trips include Victoria, British Columbia, Portland, Seattle and Leavenworth.

Published: 01:17PM October 30th, 2014

The Department of Emergency Services teamed up with AAFES Loss Prevention to host Operation Hobgoblin at the McChord BX and Lewis Main PX on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:59PM October 30th, 2014

Service members completed over 30 projects around the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area in support of Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service, Oct. 25 .

Published: 01:41PM October 23rd, 2014

Here are some tips to keep you and yours safe and sound this Halloween.

Published: 02:28PM October 23rd, 2014

Monsters are often embraced as symbols for a society’s every day problems.

Published: 01:40PM October 23rd, 2014

Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 2014 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

Published: 02:51PM October 16th, 2014

Find places on or near JBLM to get a good scare.

Published: 02:54PM October 16th, 2014

More than 800 middle school students heard from pilots and loadmasters from JBLM on how they use math in their everyday life.

Published: 03:02PM October 16th, 2014

The first time she walked into the gym with a scarf on her head, it felt like a declaration.

Published: 10:44AM October 10th, 2014

Find pumpkin patches with kids’ activities in Pierce and Thurston Counties

Published: 01:54PM October 9th, 2014

A traditional German Oktoberfest brings Bavaria to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Published: 01:53PM October 9th, 2014

Second Lt. Tierra Phillips runs as the first Miss JBLM USA Oct. 18-19 for Miss Washington USA with “Women Empowerment” platform.

Published: 01:15PM October 9th, 2014

Megan Perez, an Army spouse and mother of two, felt like she had hit a wall. Her son Daniel, 14, was struggling to maintain a healthy weight. She had taken him to see a nutritionist, but as someone who never had issues with her weight, she said she didn’t understand at the time that the entire family needed to embrace healthier choices.

Published: 01:12PM October 9th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been bitten by the zombie bug with multiple events in the coming weeks, starting with a Zombie War, 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the JBLM Paintball Field on Lewis North.

Published: 03:28PM October 9th, 2014

Find pumpkin patches with kids’ activities in Pierce and Thurston Counties

Published: 09:36AM October 2nd, 2014

Celebrate fall the German way at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Oct. 4.

Published: 08:58AM October 2nd, 2014

The 2014 Philip A. Connelly award for Excellence in Army Food Service in the large garrison category will be proudly displayed at the Courage Inn, a dining facility on JBLM, after an awards ceremony at the facility Sept. 26.

Published: 09:23AM September 25th, 2014

Shop without sales tax, take a walk through pedestrian-friendly downtown and see the sights.

Published: 09:03AM September 25th, 2014

Carey Theater at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was transformed Tuesday in a colorful and vibrant way to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month.

Published: 12:00AM September 26th, 2014

Shop without sales tax, take a walk through pedestrian-friendly downtown and see the sights.

Published: 01:09PM September 18th, 2014

Warrior Zone on JBLM Lewis North is considered one of the best places to watch any NFL team this season. With 54 total televisions, every game can be seen throughout the entire recreational complex.

Published: 01:31PM September 18th, 2014

Visitors at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fall Flea Market sifted through clothes, toys, a drum set, vintage comic books, Halloween costumes and kitchenware looking for a good deal.

Published: 01:37PM September 18th, 2014

Soldier Show’s light entertainment delivers serious messages

Published: 01:28PM September 18th, 2014

Volleyball and softball games between soldiers of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year’s Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 7.

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

The second annual Salmon Run on McChord Field features live music, four races and a salmon feast.

Published: 09:08AM September 4th, 2014

The Washington State Fair returns from Sept. 5-21. Military Appreciation Days are scheduled for Sept. 8 and 15.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Heading south on I-5 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads to the state capital, full of things to do

Published: 10:54AM August 28th, 2014

A non-descript trailer at the Orchard Combat Training Center with the word ‘moulage’ taped to the door hardly stands out from the other buildings spread throughout the expansive training area in Idaho.

Published: 11:21AM August 21st, 2014

Hope Corizzo was named volunteer of the month for August. Corizzo dedicates much of her time to the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club.

Published: 02:23PM August 21st, 2014

Throughout the ages, dogs have served as a valuable asset to militaries everywhere. In modern times, they continue to serve with U.S. service members in some of the most dangerous conflicts.