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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, from 10 am to 6 pm. 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

 

Roving Entertainers

Historical Reenactor Groups:

Legio VI Ferrata

ROMAN

HEMA Alliance

MEDIEVAL

Fort Steilacoom Historical Association

CIVIL WAR

Great War Historians

WWI

Deutschland Regt WWII

WWII

Friends of Willie and Joe

WWII

Buffalo Soldiers Museum

AM. WAR

Friends of Kilroy

WWI

The Rogue Historians

VIETNAM

Goode's Company of Foot

MEDIEVAL

113th Calvary

WWII

2nd Connecticut Regiment

CIVIL WAR

CAUTION: Loud cannon fire will accompany some reenactments.

10:00 am -Noon

Eric Haines

Uncle Sam Stilt Salker

www.comedyrocket.com

Noon-2:00 pm

Eric Haines

One Man Band

www.comedyrocket.com

Noon-2:00 pm

Roberto The Magnificent

Unicycling Juggler

www.robertothemagnificent.com

Noon-2:00 pm

Bill Robison

Juggler

www.facebook.com/bill.robison.9

2:00-4:00 pm

Alex Zerbe

Physical Comedy

www.alexzerbe.com

2:00-4:00 pm

Steffon Moody

Mad Hatter & Queen of Hearts

www.chameleonperformance.com

2:00-4:00 pm

CC Clowning

Gags and Giggles

CC Clowning

2:00-4:00 pm

Janet Rayor

Ms America Stilt Walker

www.rougemusic.com

4:00-6:00 pm

Larry Dobson

Stilt Walker

Larry Dobson

4:00-6:00 pm

CC Clowning

Gags and Giggles

CC Clowning

4:00-6:00 pm

Renee Bibaud

Rope Jumping Champion

www.ropeworkjumprope.com

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 state or government issued 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. Civilian vehicles that are selected for inspection will be directed to the inspection area. Vehicles cleared for entry to the base will be directed to a parking area for shuttle bus transport to and from the event site. Refusal to submit to the inspection will result in a denial of access to the installation.

Visitors may not bring weapons, alcohol, fireworks, or pets onto the base. Medical alert and medical assistance animals are permitted.
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
Northwest Guardian articles from years past: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013 Photo Gallery

For information on having a retail or food booth at the 2015 Armed Forces Day Celebration call (253)967-5776/6772 or email: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-special-events@mail.mil
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