2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Change of Command

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will welcome a new commander and bid farewell to their present commander 10 a.m. Thursday at Watkins Parade Field on JBLM Lewis Main.

Lt. Col. Jay Bartholomees will assume command from Col. Gregory K. Anderson during the change of command ceremony.

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Clinic Pairs Disabled Vets with PGA Professionals

LAKEWOOD — Disabled veterans from around the country will converge on the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakewood, Wash., for the second annual National Down Range Golf Clinic, a therapeutic program for disabled veterans coordinated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The only clinic in the country to be held this year, it will team PGA professionals and veterans with a range of disabilities and diagnoses, including spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, traumatic brain injuries and amputees. The clinic’s goal is to deliver one-on-one golf instruction, resources and support to improve health through sport. The event takes place Monday, July 28 beginning at 8 a.m.

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Caring for Kids Needs Your Help

Caring for Kids, an all-volunteer community organization, is preparing for their annual back to school events for kids on free and reduced lunch. The sites in August are Lochburn Middle School the 9th which is the main event. Special area events are Springbrook Park the 12th for the Springbrook area and Tillicum Community Center the 14th for the Woodbrook/Tillicum area. Last year we helped 3,626 in need with a backpack, school supplies and hygiene products. In addition at Lochburn families have access to good used clothing, immunizations, haircuts, sports physicals, face painting, and lunch. We only serve Lakewood, JBLM, Steilacoom and University Place. If you would like to volunteer at any of these events or make a donation please contact Diane at carekids@comcast.net or 253-279-9777.

ACU wins four MAC Awards

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, WA – America’s Credit Union (ACU) recently received four awards from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC)—two gold awards in their asset category for the credit union’s Eric the Hipster coordinated campaign and viral videos and two silver awards for a social media campaign and outdoor media. ACU was also a finalist for the association’s Best in Show award.

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Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts

The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments.

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TNT: ‘Not a done deal’ to send immigrant kids to JBLM

“Military assets would not be used to transport young immigrant detainees to Washington state if Joint Base Lewis-McChord is selected as a temporary holding facility for a surge of Central American children who have been held at the U.S.-Mexico border, a Defense Department spokesman said.” Read more at The News Tribune website.