• 17 Sep 2014

    Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Military Affairs Forum

    7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1425 E 27th St, Tacoma, 98421

    All are invited to this monthly breakfast meeting which will feature in September a presentation on "The Army’s Status:  Sequestration and the Future," by Colonel (Retired) George P. Coan, Jr., Director, Institute of Land Warfare, National Security Studies, Association of the United States Army, Washington, D.C.

    Click here to register through the Chamber's website.  $15.00 pre-paid, or $20.00 walk-in.

  • 26 Sep 2014

    SSMCP Steering Committee Meeting

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Lacey City Hall, 420 College St SE, Lacey, 98503

  • 27 Sep 2014

    6th Annual All Bethel Community Day

    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Graham-Kapowsin High School, 22100 108th AVE E, Graham

    Enjoy hands-on activities for kids of all ages, including remote-controlled airplanes, carnival games, exotic animals, and over 200 exhibits.  Plus, meet Blitz, the Seahawks mascot, and Captain America!

    Most activities are free and you can purchase food and other items. For additional information, contact Jay Brower at 253-683-6052 or click here to send him an email.

  • 27 Sep 2014

    National Prescription Take-Back Day

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at See list below

    National Prescription Take-Back Day, an initiative of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, started in 2010. It encourages American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medications at designated locations for proper disposal.

    Communities in the South Sound region who will be participating include the following:


    JBLM:  JBLM Exchange Parking Lot, Pendelton Avenue, Building 5280

    DuPont:  Patriot's Landing, 1600 Marshall Circle

    University Place:  Police Department, 3609 Market Place, West Suite 201

    Puyallup:  Police Department, 311 West Pioneer

    Sumner:  Police Department, in lobby, 1104 Maple Street

    Gig Harbor:  City Hall, lobby, 3510 Grandview Street

    Federal Way:  Police Department, Main lobby, 33325 8th Ave South

  • 27 Sep 2014

    Salute to the Troops at Lakewood Towne Center

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Lakewood Towne Center, 5731 Main St SW Lakewood, 98499

    This event is being billed as "A MEGA day of game shows and contests flowing with tons of prizes for participants, while also offering fun kids' activities, giveaways and much more."

    Click here to RSVP (one per family) - this helps to determine some of the day's activities and some giveaways will be reserved specifically for those guests who RSVP!

    This event is sponsored by The Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers, along with the Lakewood Towne Center.

  • 03 Oct 2014

    Free Purchasing Forum for Local Businesses

    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th ST West, University Place, 98467

    The Pierce County Economic Development Department and Purchasing Division and their partners are hosting a free purchasing forum for local businesses. Attendees can learn about new and existing business opportunities with government agencies, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Click here to view the full article, which includes a link to register.

  • 05 Oct 2014

    Pampering Military Servicemembers, Spouses and Girlfriends Event

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at St. Martin's University Pavilion, Gym & Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, 98503

    The spouses and girlfriends of troops from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Navy, and the Guard and Reserves in our state, AS WELL AS FEMALE SERVICEMEMBERS are invited to an afternoon of pampering free of charge!

    Click here to RSVP and learn more.  Attendees who RSVP will be eligible for special door prizes!

    This event is sponsored by The Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers; and major event sponsor, USAA, along with Gilchrist Motors.

  • 09 Oct 2014

    50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, Welcome Home Celebration

    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Watkins Field, JBLM - Lewis Main

    The Commanding General, I Corps, is having a ceremony and reception on on 9 October to honor all veterans that served during the Vietnam War era. It is most important to note that this is all veterans and not just those that served in Vietnam and SE Asia. This includes Cold War veterans of that era such as SAC, Air Defense, Europe, Korea, at sea, CONUS, etc. In addition to veterans, the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

    Veterans and the public are requested to enter Joint Base Lewis-McChord through the DuPont Gate at I-5 Exit 119 starting at 11:00 am. All will be guided to parking.

    RSVPs are requested.  To pre-register, click here.

    For more information, call the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at JBLM, 253-967-5171 or -3570.

    You can also view the event flyer by clicking here.

  • 21 Oct 2014

    WA State Service Member for Life Transition Summit

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM - Lewis North

    This three day event focuses on community and military leaders on day 1, and on transitioning servicemembers on days 2 and 3.

    For more information and to register, click here.

  • 11 Nov 2014

    Thurston County Veterans Day Event

    11:00 AM at Washington State Capitol Rotunda, Olympia

    Sponsored by the Thurston County Veterans Council.  For more information, contact Ms. Lou McElroy, Chairperson, by clicking here.