Celebrate Independence Day at JBLM! Open to the Public. Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Aerial Demonstrations 11am-1pm, Military Displays, Carnival Rides, Car Show and more! ACU USO xfiity USAA Jones International University NW Motorsports JBLM MWR KMPS GEICO

Celebrate Independence Day Friday, July 4 with JBLM at Freedom Fest!
Freedom Fest offers a day of fun, food, carnival rides, games, fireworks and more! Featured entertainer: Sugarland's Kristian Bush takes the stage at 6:30 p.m.
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Aerial Demonstrations

Show off your car, motorcycle or bike at the annual Classy Chassis Car Show Thursday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check-in is from 7 a.m. to noon. For more information on the Classy Chassis Car Show, call 360-458-0856 or 253-967-3728.

Classy Chassis Car Show


Military equipment on display:

Artillery Equipment: M777 Howitzer, M142 HIMARS rocket system
Stryker Equipment: ICV Stryker, MGS Stryker, MCV Stryker
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
Loaders: 25K Halverson Loader and 10K Forklift
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger and Stinger MANPAD
TMOS & MARWIN Weather Balloon Systems

Thank you to: 3-2 Stryker Brigade, 593rd ESC, 5-5 ADA, 4-160th SOAR, 1st Weather Squadron,
5th ASOS
, 62nd APS, and 5-3 FA for providing the military equipment displays!

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 should use any open gate, other than DuPont, and proceed to the Cowan & Memorial Stadiums event site.
Live on base? Take the shuttle from: Greenwood, Hillside, or Beachwood Community Centers! Pick up begins at 10 a.m. and buses will shuttle back and forth throughout the day.

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) New to the base? Click here for directions to Cowan Stadium

For information on having a retail or food booth at the 2015 JBLM Freedom Fest call (253)967-5776/6772 or email: usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dfmwr-special-events@mail.mil
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See you out there!

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