• [left] Master Sgt. Robert Cuthbertson, orders and tasking noncommissioned officer, welcomes [right] Sgt. 1st Class Ralph Bailey, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive noncommissioned officer, to the 7th Infantry Division on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 20. Bailey was last stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    7th Inf. Div. starts a new chapter in its history

    [left] Master Sgt. Robert Cuthbertson, orders and tasking noncommissioned officer, welcomes [right] Sgt. 1st Class Ralph Bailey, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive noncommissioned officer, to the 7th Infantry Division on Joint...

  • Sergeant 1st Class Bryan Johnson, a noncommissioned officer in charge of the 7th Infantry Division operations, browses through historical items he brought from Fort Carson, Colo. to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 31. His division is preparing to officially activate Oct 1 to lead and command five of I Corps brigades. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

    7th Inf. Div. starts a new chapter in its history

    Sergeant 1st Class Bryan Johnson, a noncommissioned officer in charge of the 7th Infantry Division operations, browses through historical items he brought from Fort Carson, Colo. to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 31. His division is preparing to...

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Over the last nine years, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has grown significantly, leading Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh to announce in April plans to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division "Bayonet" headquarters, Oct. 1.

The division will fall under I Corps, which administers 10 brigades and is in the process of delegating five of its brigades to the new 7th Inf. Div. headquarters.

The division has a prestigious legacy of service during World War I and II, the Korean War, and Operation Just Cause. The division also provided domestic support for civil authorities during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Among a small number of soldiers selected to report early to the division headquarters is Col. Darron Wright, operations officer, who served with the 7th Inf. Div. previously.

"I started my active duty career in July of

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