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  • Kitchen Contribution

    Jul 17, 2015

    Talisman Sabre is a biannual exercise between the U.S. and Australia. At Shoalwater Bay Training Area cooks sustain the fighting force.

  • Open Forum for Interagency Day for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Civilian agencies play a vital part during exercises, disasters, or other critical incidents. In order to be successful in their mission, they need to work hand in hand with their military partners.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian Weaponry for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Weapons training is a vital part of militaries throughout the world, as is the ability to adapt. So when the Royal Australian Army invited I Corps soldiers out to try their weapon systems, they had to apply those fundamentals and adapt to a weapon they've never fired before.

  • KC-10/30 Refueling Operations

    Jul 16, 2015

  • Talisman Sabre 2015 Air Drop Maneuver

    Jul 14, 2015

  • Commanding generals change during ceremony

    Jul 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette assumed command of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in a change of command ceremony held July 8 at Kastner Army Airfield Hanger.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Army Special Operations training exercise to begin

    Jul 13, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 13, 2015) - Members of U.S. Army Special Operations Command will train with other U.S Armed Forces units July 15 through Sept. 15 in a multi-state exercise.

  • I Corps Soldiers pay respect at TS 15

    Jul 10, 2015

    I Corps Soldiers pay their respect by attending a commenoration ceremony during Talisman Sabre 2015. The ceremony honored the agents of the Central Bureau, formed in World War II.

  • New Madigan SCMH brings care to Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2015

    The newest Soldier-Centered Medical Home under Madigan Army Medical Center opened its doors in May, serving about 4500 Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division right in their backyard.

  • How to support Soldiers who breastfeed

    Jul 10, 2015

    Breastfeeding can improve both the health of the baby and the mom, yet many working moms can find it challenging to find support at work for their breastfeeding regimen. In fact, this year's World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, is supporting women who work and breastfeed.

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

    On a cool morning, six I Corps Soldiers conducted physical training, lifting truck tires, full water cans, and three-foot steel bars. It could have been any PT session, but this one had a bit of a twist. This session was led by several soldiers from the Royal Australian Army and served as an icebreaker before the start of Talisman Sabre 15.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian culture

    Jul 10, 2015

    Most Americans only get to see Australian wildlife in their local zoos. But for approximately 50 I Corps Soldiers here for Talisman Sabre 15, the opportunity to experience this wildlife up close and personal was too good to pass up. These Soldiers traveled to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary July 6 to see kangaroos and koalas.

  • Dailey calms fears over troop cuts

    Jul 10, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed 1st Infantry Division Soldier and family trepidation about troop cuts during his first visit to Fort Riley, Kansas, as sergeant major of the Army, July 7-9.

  • Army Reserve Soldier hits bull's-eye during Interservice Rifle Championship

    Jul 9, 2015

    A Soldier with the Army Reserve took top honors at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship. Cpt. Samuel Freeman, who earned the title of overall individual winner, and also took home the Lt. Col. C.A. Reynolds Memorial trophy, credits his success to an ability to train at a high levels during a short periods of time

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces force structure decisions

    Jul 9, 2015

    Today, the Department of the Army announced force structure decisions affecting the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC).

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

    More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.

  • 20th CBRNE operations chief completes 27-year career

    Jul 8, 2015

    The operations officer for the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) retired from the U.S. Army here July 2.

  • U.S. and Australian military do physical training during Talisman Sabre 2015

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Royal Australian Army challenged the Americans to morning PT with a twist.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Rockhampton hosts U.S., Australian militaries for Talisman Sabre Opening Day

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and United States service members marked the start of Talisman Sabre 15 with Opening Day events at the Rockhampton Showgrounds July 5, 2015. Talisman Sabre brings U.S. and Australian forces together for large-scale training events to focus on partnership and combat readiness.

  • Chapel builds international bonds

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and American service members have gathered at St. Christopher's Chapel in Nerimbera, Australia, to celebrate the chapel's 60-year commemoration, July 5, 2015.

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers recently headed to Australia, where they're slated to join a 33,000-strong contingent of Australian forces and other government and non-government agencies participating in the sixth iteration of the biennial Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4-19.

  • I Corps participates in Talisman Sabre 2015

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers will participate in the sixth iteration of the combined biennial exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

  • 3rd annual LANPAC symposium begins with more partner country involvement

    May 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition kicked off at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, May 19.

  • Respect and Trust: Keys to Success for joint operations in a multinational environment

    May 20, 2015

    Senior Enlisted Panel discusses importance of trust, respect, pride and dignity when working with and alongside of joint and international partners.

  • West Point class ring returned to owner

    May 20, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, Deputy Commanding General, I Corps, takes a look, the first in over 30 years, at his West Point class ring on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, May 19. Dahl lost his class ring in June of 1982, when his car, and all of his possessions inside of it, were stolen and was recently reunited with it.

  • Forward together we go

    Mar 17, 2015

    Forward together we go, or in Hindi, Chalein Saath Saath!! The U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps welcomed the Indian army to the 19th India-U.S. Land Forces Executive Steering Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 11-13.

  • 555th Engineer Soldiers showcase counter IED skill sets

    Mar 17, 2015

    Soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade showcased their engineer operations and systems skills to counterparts from a delegation of the Indian Army Feb. 19.

  • Dailey outlines initiatives, priorities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 4, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey made his first official troop visit to discuss the Army's priorities, outline his initiatives, and get feedback from Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 2-3.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • Thanksgiving greetings from Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 25, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley expresses his appreciation and wishes for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday to the FORSCOM team of Soldiers, Army civilians and Family members.

  • Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery and the other Army combat arms branches.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 19, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 18, 2014, to discuss the Army's strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army's continued focus on the region.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord discovers its next rising star

    Nov 18, 2014

    Operation Rising Star, a vocal competition for active duty military and their family members, recently named the winner for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • JBLM Soldier brings new meaning to fitness

    Nov 18, 2014

    Dragging tires across a field, heavy chains draped over fatigued shoulders and old-fashioned pushups are considered normal activities in physical training, but to do this while in a field training exercise is not so average.

  • Gryphons soar into Satsop

    Nov 18, 2014

    The abandoned cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park were the backdrop for an unusual drama played out there, Nov. 12. What started out as a quiet, cold morning heated up when Soldiers moved in and began battling insurgents.

  • JBLM units prepare for 'WMD component' missions

    Nov 18, 2014

    In what was described as historic, Operation Gryphon Longsword brought to bear the capabilities of some 1,400 service members and three units for the first exercise of its kind.

  • PACOM Sr. Enlisted Leader visits Stryker BCT

    Nov 2, 2012

    Command Master Chief Mark W. Rudes, senior enlisted advisor to U.S. Pacific Command walks past a static display of Stryker vehicle variants from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Oct. 29 during a briefing here on the Strykers' capabilities and combat power by Staff Sgt. Jacob Rogers, squad leader in the 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Raider Ready Reserve.

  • I Corps shifts to the Asia Pacific Region

    Nov 1, 2012

    America's Corps rebalances its efforts towards the Asia Pacific as part of the U.S. Defense Department's strategic realignment. I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Robert Brown leads this shift as I Corps will be the operational force for U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). Combat, Joint and Combined operational experience from Iraq and Afghanistan will serve I Corps well. Several exercises will talk place with our partner nations - Japan, Korea, Thailand, Phillipines, Australia among other countries. These exercises will culminate towards our Joint Task Force Certifcation in the Talisman Sabre exercise based in Australia. I Corps, along with 7th Infantry Division and other units at JBLM will provide many enablers in supporting PACOM's mission.

  • Deputy Commander visits Oregon State University

    Nov 1, 2012

    I Corps Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan visits Oregon State University to meet students and faculty to discuss a future partnership and the media/military relationship. MG Buchanan also met with the OSU President Dr. Ed Ray. Community Relations is a key component to the I Corps Commander's priorities. America's Corps appreciate our Pacific Northwest partners.

  • Tough Training with I Corps CSM, Sr. NCOs. Mangudai!

    Nov 1, 2012

    CSM John Wayne Troxell led his senior non-commissioned officers in tough, demanding training, called Mangudai. Participants navigated the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) obstacle /confidence course, open-water rafting, and road-marching - all with little food and sleep. Participants include Soldiers, Marines and Airmen senior NCOs. The Magundai is a leadership/team building course designed to physically, mentally and emotionally test participants.

  • MEB, PEB processes aided by Counsel

    Nov 3, 2011

  • CFC donations help donors stay engaged

    Nov 3, 2011

  • German President visits 1st Air Cav

    Nov 2, 2011

  • TF Spearhead cooks excel, provide good food in austere conditions

    Nov 2, 2011

    When three Soldiers, all food operations specialists from Task Force Spearhead, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were placed at a remote FOB in western Afghanistan, they were asked to simply perform to standard. They have done more than that though, they have excelled.

  • TF Spearhead rules the skies of the 'wild' RC West

    Nov 2, 2011

    Providing constant aerial support can sometimes be an arduous task, as flight crews, medics and maintainers must be fully vigilant and aware while protecting the skies and ground below 24 hours a day. This has been the mission for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade over the last eight years in Iraq and now Afghanistan, with this proud tradition continuing to be upheld by Task Force Spearhead of the 1st ACB as they are the only active duty aviation unit in Regional Command West conducting full spectrum operations.

  • Soldiers of the 156th Military Police detachment lay down the law

    Nov 2, 2011

    The primary objective of the 156th Military Police Detachment, attached to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, is to keep law and order in northern Afghanistan.

  • LTG Curtis Scaparrotti attends Regional Command - Capital transfer of authority

    Nov 1, 2011

    A series of photographs of Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of ISAF Joint Command and I Corps, at the Regional Command - Capital transfer of authority ceremony in Kabul Oct. 26.

  • A place to call home

    Sep 16, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier-engineers pitch in to push local Habitat for Humanity project over the top.

  • Running to remember

    Sep 16, 2011

    Group commemorates fallen loved ones by participating in 9/11 memorial event

  • Community holds annual FOOFARAW in appreciation of military

    Sep 13, 2011

    More than 100 servicemembers boarded yachts and participated in the 49th annual FOOFARAW, an annual military appreciation event sponsored by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and members of the Olympia Yacht Club

  • Rising Star hopefuls shine during competition - 30 auditioned, 16 selected to compete

    Sep 12, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - On Sept. 1, the 2011 Operation Rising Star kicked off its annual singing contest with auditions at the Cascade Community Center here. It was open to all military branches, including family members. The contest is hosted by 37 installations, each claiming a winner. The winner gets 500 dollars, second place gets 250, and third place gets $100. The playing field is then narrowed down to 12 finalists, who will compete against each other in San Antonio. Only one talented singer can be crowned the 2011 Rising Star.

  • Part of World Trade Center backdrops 9-11 ceremony with troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2011

    Images from a ceremony at Bragram Air Field where U.S. troops mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 where a historic part of the World Trade Center served as a focal point

  • 'For the greater good'

    Sep 9, 2011

    After serving six years in the military as an Army medic, Dee McNeil is now serving his family as a stay-at-home dad while his wife is deployed to Kuwait

  • Language center atmosphere more like 'treasure hunting'

    Sep 9, 2011

    JBLM language center displays art and artifacts from all over the world.

  • Motorcycle riders put safety first

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade ride to Mount Rainier to train on motorcycle safety

  • Crusaders arrive home after Iraq tour

    Sep 9, 2011

    comapany redeploys after 1 year in Iraq

  • Rebuilding an ecosystem

    Sep 8, 2011

    Prescribed burns, or small, controlled fires set by professionals, take place each year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 12,000 acres of prairie -- to help heal the land, not hurt it.

  • Anthony Brock Classic Memorial Basketball Tournament - Remembering the Man

    Sep 8, 2011

    UNIVERISTY PLACE, Wash. - Nearly a hundred civilians, Soldiers and their families gathered at the first Anthony Brock Memorial Basketball Tournament September 3-4 at Curtis High School for some friendly competition and to honor the memory of a Soldier, a husband and father whose life's passion was playing basketball.

  • Sew shop open for business, saving Soldiers money

    Sep 8, 2011

    Short article about the 295th QMC's garrison clothing repair shop which offers uniform repairs to service members free of charge.

  • 31 heroes: Sweat, pain shared in memory of fallen warriors

    Sep 4, 2011

    Troops in Kabul, Afghanistan joined a global physical training day, Sept. 3, 2011, that left no room for the faint of heart. The only requirement was to sweat and embrace the pain -- 31 minutes for 31 fallen heroes.

  • Back-to-school carnival makes life easier for EFMP families

    Sep 2, 2011

    A back-to-school carnival held Aug. 26 at the Chapel Support Center on McChord Field for families with Exceptional Family Member Program-enrolled children only solidified the belief for families like the Onates that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the right place to be for special needs accommodation.

  • Course Ranger

    Sep 2, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient attends the Boeing Classic

  • Ballplayer ready for his 'Day at the Show'

    Sep 2, 2011

    Soldier will patrol center field for senior league team this weekend during event at Safeco Field

  • Spouse determined to beat cancer again

    Sep 2, 2011

    Army wife Ivey Powell learns she is pregnant and has cancer

  • JBLM explosives live-fire exercise a hands-on forum for military, civilian bomb techs alike

    Aug 29, 2011

    In some lines of work, truly substantial learning requires that you blow things up. That was the idea behind Ravens Challenge, a three-day live-fire exercise at Leschi Town -- the premier mock village for training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- that brought together military Explosive Ordnance Disposal and civilian bomb technicians from across Washington State and even agencies from as far as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 24-26.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program offers participants opportunity to relax during weekend getaway

    Aug 25, 2011

    The fourth annual EFMP Camp was held at the Northwest Adventure Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North Aug. 19 to 21.

  • 16th CAB commander focused on future

    Aug 25, 2011

    When Col. Robert Dickerson took command of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade earlier this month, he was joined by several longtime friends who said they never expected Dickerson would be in the position he is today. "They didn't think maybe with my sports background or how I was at school that I'd still be in," Dickerson said.

  • New center dedicated to Soldier, educator

    Aug 25, 2011

    John D. "Bud" Hawk fought hard and earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II, but the thing he is most proud of is neither the medal nor his heroic actions. He takes the most pride in being an educator.

  • Hazardous response platoon trains at unfinished nuclear power plant

    Aug 25, 2011

    Army chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations specialists assigned to the 23rd Chemical Battalion Aug. 16 at the Satsop development project. While many key structures remain intact, Satsop was an unfinished nuclear power plant located southwest of Olympia, Wa.

  • Upcoming Army reality show wraps video shoot at JBLM

    Aug 25, 2011

    A video crew was at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to shoot the final footage segments for an Army-sponsored reality show called "Starting Strong," a project headed by television actor and producer Ricky Schroder. In each episode potential recruits are matched with a senior noncommissioned officer, who serves as a mentor, and two battle buddies. They then get to experience a few days-in-the-lives of those Soldiers. Toward the end of each episode, the civilian "prospect" also meets an Army veteran who now uses skills gained as a Soldier in a successful civilian career. The prospect then must make a decision whether to enlist or not.

  • Being Leaders

    Aug 25, 2011

    Junior support Soldiers from 1st Special Forces Group learn how to take the lead while doing medical training.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • New program addresses common teen struggles

    Aug 22, 2011

    A monthly, daylong series of group discussions between military teens at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., called the Youth Resiliency Academy, is among the newest programs to be offered by Army Community Services to the JBLM community. The program, which came to JBLM in May, seeks to bring together adolescents from within military communities, encourage healthy peer-to-peer communication and equip the teens with skills they can apply to all their lives' stressful situations.

  • 'Born in Battle', 16th CAB Begins Service at JBLM

    Aug 19, 2011

    16th Combat Aviation Brigade stands up as a medium brigade on Joint Base Lewis McChord. This split-based brigade will have a footprint both in Fort Wainwright, Alaska and JBLM, Washington and is the first of two new aviation brigades for the Army.

  • Team Work

    Aug 19, 2011

    Getting a look into how mamy Soldiers work as one to ensure the mission gets done.

  • Soldiers leave legacy of sustainability

    Aug 18, 2011

  • JBLM Soldier overcomes health problem to win second combatives title

    Aug 18, 2011

    After winning last year's Army Combatives heavyweight title, Jackson spent the next year preparing for the 2011 tournament. He fought through the three-day tournament and didn't let his re-injured right hand " his power hand " prevent him from repeating his success. Jackson defeated Minnesota National Guard's Braden Simont by a technical knockout in the final match of the tournament on July 23 to claim his second consecutive heavyweight title.

  • Afghan - ISAF leaders break new ground

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Afghan National Army's new operational headquarters, Ground Forces Command, moves closer to full capacity with ground breaking in Kabul, Afghanistan. Available in high definition.

  • JBLM performance enhancement specialist living “dream job”

    Aug 15, 2011

    Shannon Baird, a performance enhancement specialist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has been working with the 109th Military Intelligence Battalion for the past six months to help its Soldiers fine-tune their mental preparation for certain tasks. Baird headed into the field to work with Soldiers from B Co. for the entire duration of a ten-day field training exercise Aug. 8-18 intended to prepare them for a deployment sometime within the next year.

  • Soldiers put face on health concerns for Defense Health Board

    Aug 12, 2011

    The Defense Health Board met in Tacoma earlier this week to discuss health concerns facing servicemembers, but the board members didn't stick to briefs and slideshows. The group also took the time to get information from actual Soldiers.

  • Engineers practice using robots to detect bombs

    Aug 12, 2011

    Combat Engineers from the 18th Engineer Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received robotics training with an explosive ordnance disposal robot at the National Training Center, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011.

  • JBLM takes active role in keeping base safe from bears

    Aug 11, 2011

    The 198-pound female black bear was one of three captured in a four-week period this summer, all around Miller Hill. While the animals are frequently seen foraging for food in the late summer and fall, there have been more spotted on base this year than ever before.

  • Manchu Spirit

    Aug 11, 2011

    Enduring the 25 mile Manchu Mile ruch march builds more than personal strength. It builds stronger bonds between brothers in arms.

  • 55th Engineer Brigade host fun, educational deployment day

    Aug 11, 2011

  • At 38, triathlete Bruce Antonowicz believes he's reaching the peak

    Aug 11, 2011

    For the last six years Bruce Antonowicz has followed a strict Ironman training regimen. As he prepares to compete in his seventh Ironman competition in November, he hopes to be nearing the peak of his career.

  • Community pays respects to former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Aug 9, 2011

    More than 600 people, including fellow servicemembers, gathered at a memorial service Aug. 6, 2011, for retired Gen. John Shalikashvili at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

  • Stryker Sunday Service

    Aug 9, 2011

    Soldier training at the National Training Center, California not only stay physically strong, they also stay mentally and spiritually strong.

  • Cooks at NTC

    Aug 9, 2011

    Cooks at the National Training Center, California talk about the importance of not just feeding Soldiers but feeding them right.

  • Children of 593rd Sustainment experience Kids Boot Camp

    Aug 9, 2011

    Over 100 children participated in the 593rd Sustainment Bde. Kids Boot Camp, which was coordinated by the brigade’s Family Readiness Group.

  • MPs Fight Through Pepper Spray Training

    Aug 8, 2011

    For many Soldiers, being sprayed in the face with pepper spray is not a common occurrence. But for the 15 Soldiers of the 571st Military Police Company, being sprayed is just another part of training and a skill that could save their lives. The group to be sprayed by Oleoresin Capsicum, commonly known as Pepper Spray, consisted of two officers, ten enlisted and three cadets all who needed to be certified on the training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 29. But the training lane was not just about being sprayed with the OC spray; they also had to complete five stations relevant to their role as a military police officer.

  • 3-2 SBCT transport Strykers to NTC

    Aug 7, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - The Stryker armored fighting vehicle is nearly 20 tons of machinery, including eight wheels and automatic fire power, all at the disposal of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Transporting these rolling giants of destruction from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to the National Training Center required the unification of commanders, non-commissioned officers, and junior enlisted Soldiers to successfully complete the mission.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers receive spiritual guidance at NTC

    Aug 7, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - For some Arrowhead Soldiers of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, attending religious services creates a fresh start to a new week in the Mojave Desert at the National Training Center in Southern California.

  • MILES gear simulates live combat at NTC

    Aug 6, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - Intelligence analysts from 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, geared up their Humvee for the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) to be installed at the National Training Center Aug. 5.

  • Scaparrotti assesses gains in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 4, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commanding General for ISAF Joint Command, conducts a patrol with Soldiers from Regional Command South's 10th Mountain Division near Kandahar, Afghanistan and meets with local Afghan leaders to discuss gains in the former insurgent stronghold. Scaparrotti met with Afghan and ISAF leaders to assess gains from their combined operations last winter and spring, aimed at rooting out insurgents.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade begins new chapter at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Aug 4, 2011

    The newest addition to I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, proved its members are masters of multitasking, hosting a ceremony with four major events: the uncasing of 16th CAB colors, a brigade change of command, the activation of two new battalion-level formations and for good measure, the redesignation of a squadron.

  • Deployment training includes language, culture

    Aug 4, 2011

  • Honor guard members’ visit makes for extra-special day

    Aug 4, 2011