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JBLM 100th Anniversary Program Guide

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the site of two important 100th anniversary celebrations.  With 10 decades of service and training under its belt, the joint base celebrates all who have lived and served on base with family-friendly events open to Department of Defense ID card holders and the general public. It’s a chance to celebrate the vast history of the South Sound’s largest organization.

JBLM to celebrate Centennial Anniversary

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JBLM to celebrate Centennial Anniversary

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the site of two important 100th anniversary celebrations.

Timeline: From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Timeline: From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Jan. 6, 1917 - Pierce County bonds itself for $2 million to buy 70,000 acres of land at American Lake to donate for federal military use. Bond paid off in October 1937.

Major units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Major units at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

I Corps, America's First Corps, is a three-star headquarters that manages daily activities for more than 70,000 Soldiers and Airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and across the Pacific, including Hawaii, Alaska and Japan.

Surviving WWI buildings on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Surviving WWI buildings on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

"JBLM leads the nation in the number of surviving World War I wood-frame buildings and has restored them to provide functional office space and other effective uses," said Duane Denfeld, Ph.D., JBLM architectural historian.

Cultural Resources Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Cultural Resources Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has more than 350 historic sites and 431 recorded archeological sites, which the Cultural Resources Program has a federal mandate to protect.

Pershing's singing army

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Pershing's singing army

How do you turn an army of rookies into a professional fighting force within a few short months?

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