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Military Family Bouncefest

Military Life

Military Family Bouncefest

While there are many perks to being stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one of the best is the overwhelming support and appreciation from local businesses. They not only enjoy working with servicemembers and their families, but make the effort to say "thank you" and show their appreciation for

Dream Big Career and Education Fair

Military Life

Dream Big Career and Education Fair

Whether your goal is to transition out of the military in three months or three years, it's never too early to start planning your next endeavor. The experiences and resources provided while in the service create many opportunities, from entrepreneurship to attaining a degree from an accredited university, the world

Girl squad overnight in Port Angeles

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Girl squad overnight in Port Angeles

As moms and military spouses, it's extremely important that we are indulging in our own self-care -- including taking a break from the madness and enjoying good company. One of the best ways to de-stress is to spend quality time with other spouses, in a setting that is both exciting

Camping on the Olympic Peninsula

Travel

Camping on the Olympic Peninsula

If you're new to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), it probably hasn't taken you long to realize that when the skies finally clear up, the views are absolutely stunning. As you gaze over the sparkling Puget Sound, you can see clear out to the Olympic Mountain Range. While they seem to

Camo Chat: JBLM’s newest Podcast and Video Team

Military Life

Camo Chat: JBLM’s newest Podcast and Video Team

These days the Google Search bar is the one-stop shop for new duty location research -- it's where we go to find out about neighborhoods, schools, things to do and places to eat. It can certainly be quick and convenient, but can also be more overwhelming than helpful. Unfortunately for

Top 10 outings under $50

Outdoors

Top 10 outings under $50

Nothing is more disheartening than arriving at a new duty station, seeing all the new things to do and explore, and realizing it will be months before you can afford to go anywhere because you're broke from the move. There certainly are plenty of worthwhile activities in the area that

Amusement parks  near JBLM

Attractions

Amusement parks near JBLM

Some military installations around the world seem to luck out with their proximity to awesome amusement parks. If you're lucky enough, you may end up within a short drive from Six Flags, Seaworld, Busch Gardens, or even a Disney Park. Here in Washington state, the national parks and forests are

Outdoors with outdoor rec

Outdoors

Outdoors with outdoor rec

The greatest perk of being stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is its ideal proximity to, well, everything. With the Pacific Ocean to the West, and the Cascade Mountains to the East, and loads of forest and beaches in between, it's easy to connect with nature every day. Northwest Adventure

New Pacific Seas Aquarium

Attractions

New Pacific Seas Aquarium

Last September, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium debuted their beautiful new 35,000-square-foot Pacific Seas Aquarium -- home to green sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, a giant Pacific octopus and so much more. Since opening last fall, there have been dozens of new animals added, and now for the entire month of

Restaurants on JBLM

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Restaurants on JBLM

Covering over 640 square miles, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) doesn't disappoint when it comes to food options. Whether you work on Lewis North, live on McChord, or only come on base to shop at the PX, you won't be leaving hungry. JBLM-Lewis Main Battle Bean Coffee -- Counter service of house brand

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