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 craft and food vendors. Click here for the history of Armed Forces Day in the United States. CAUTION: Cannon Fire- Loud noises will accompany the reenactments.
Post or tweet how you support the troops and include #AFD14, for a chance to win a ride in a Stryker!
Military Static Displays:
Artillery Equipment: one (1) M777 Howitzer, and one (1) M142 HIMARS rocket system.
Look for the Armed Forces Day Special Sections Insert in The News Tribune and The Olympian!
Access and Parking information: Guests without an installation access pass 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. Must have valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance to drive on base. Anyone 16 years or older should have a government or state issued I.D. card. Everyone is subject to a possible search, security forces have the right to turn anyone away who fails to consent to a search. DoD ID card holders may use any open gate: http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/des/le_gate_operations.htm and proceed to the Cowan & Memorial Stadiums event site. DIRECTIONS FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
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