Around the Sound: Greene’s Amusement Park

1918 Camp Lewis Greene Park Strip Map 001.30

Almost a century ago, there was an amusement park at JBLM.

The three-story Swiss-style, white structure, just off the I-5 Freeway, known today as the Lewis Army Museum, is the only building that remains of an amusement park that once occupied a 100-acre site.
The construction of and eventual destruction of the place known as Greene Park is just one of the many exhibits included in the military museum that encompasses exhibits of regional military history and the role of JBLM/Ft. Lewis. [Read more…]

I Corps commander sits fireside with students

“From Bill Ayers, the former CEO of Alaskan Airlines to Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International, the students of the University of Washington have heard many different outlooks on leadership, but few have heard from a senior leader in the U.S. Army. Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, commanding general of I Corps and JBLM, chatted with about 50 students during a Leadership Fireside chat on the campus located in Seattle, Feb. 4.” Read Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Porch story about Gen. Lanza’s visit to UW.

Community Connector soldiers judge science fair displays

Mann Middle School sixth-grader Mekhi Smith talks with a soldier about his project during the school’s science fair on Jan. 27.

LAKEWOOD- More than 40 soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade volunteered to judge science displays at Mann Middle School’s science fair on Jan. 27. The soldiers are part of the “Community Connector” program which engages soldiers with Puget Sound communities to build positive community partnerships. 2nd Stryker Brigade is partnered with Lakewood. [Read more…]

West Pierce Responds to Explosion and Fire in Lakewood

West Pierce Fire & Rescue logo

Lakewood, Wash. – At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an explosion at 112th Street S / Steele Street S.  Multiple reports came in as a large explosion was heard and a fire had broken out at the Pick N Pull vehicle salvage yard, located at 2416 112th Street S. [Read more…]

New video provides overview of Clover Park School District

Clover Park School District logo

LAKEWOOD- The Clover Park School District (CPSD) has released a two-minute video that provides an overview of CPSD and its programs, staff and students. The video also features two testimonials from parents whose children currently attend CPSD schools. In addition to the video, interactive video clips in English and Spanish provide answers to frequently asked questions. The video and interactive clips provide useful information for current residents and families new to the Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis-McChord communities.