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Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis-Main, will open its gates to the Puget Sound community for the installation's annual Armed Forces Day celebration on Saturday, May 17, 2014. This year's attractions include: military vehicle displays, historical military reenactments, carnival rides, music and roving entertainment, climbing wall, 10K Volksmarch & Volksbike, and of course food and craft vendors.

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Military equipment on display:

Artillery Equipment:  M777 Howitzer, M142 HIMARS rocket system

Stryker Equipment:  ICV Stryker, MGS Stryker, MCV Stryker

Helicopter:  UH-60 Black Hawk

Engineer equipment: D7 Bulldozer, 621B Scraper, APC, MRAP Husky vehicle

Explosive Ordnance Disposal equipment:  Team equipment static display.

Military Police equipment:  M1117 ASV

Medical equipment:  Army Ambulance

UAV: RQ-7 Shadow and RQ-11 Raven demo

Loaders: 25K Halverson Loader and 10K Forklift

Historical Reenactor Groups:

Legio VI Ferrata


HEMA Alliance


Fort Steilacoom Historical Association


Great War Historians


Deutschland Regt WWII


Friends of Willie and Joe


Buffalo Soldiers Museum


Friends of Kilroy


The Rogue Historians


Goode's Company of Foot


113th Calvary


CAUTION: Loud cannon fire will accompany some reenactments.

Look for the Armed Forces Day Insert in The News Tribune, The Olympian and NW Guardian on May 16!

Access and Parking information: Guests without a DoD ID card holder in their vehicle should enter JBLM via the DuPont Gate, I-5 Exit 119. Northbound travelers should stay to the right as they exit the highway, southbound travelers should turn left as they exit the off-ramp and proceed eastbound across the overpass to enter the installation. Proceed to the parking area, where shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from the event site.

DoD ID card holders may use any open gate and proceed to the Cowan & Memorial Stadiums event site.

All vehicle occupants, aged 16 or older, are required to present photo ID for entry to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. All vehicles entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord are subject to inspection at any time. These inspections are conducted as an installation force protection measure. Refusal to submit to the inspection will result in a denial of access to the installation.
Click here for directions for the general public (no DoD ID Card holder present) | Click here for gate hours & locations (for those with DoD ID cards)

Armed Forces Photos 2010

For information on having a retail or food booth at the 2015 Armed Forces Day Celebration email: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-special-events@mail.mil
Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? call (253) 966-2256 or email:usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-sponsorship@mail.mil

JBLM Armed Force Day Map

See you there!