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  • 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

  • An 18,000-mile journey to help military veterans

    Aug 4, 2011

    After 15,000 miles on his bicycle, Doug Adams was finally on familiar territory. For 10 months, the retired lieutenant colonel had averaged 60 miles a day across 48 states when he turned on to East Gate Road on July 28. It was the first time on his journey Adams recognized the road he traveled on.

  • Exercise Lightning Strike brings together U.S., Singapore armies

    Aug 3, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Company C, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," participated in a company field training exercise with Company B, 2nd Singapore Infantry Regiment, July 25-27, 2011.

  • Space systems give Australians, U.S. Soldiers edge in Talisman Sabre

    Aug 3, 2011

    Australians and Americans, including Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers, worked together to integrate space systems in to the Talisman Sabre exercise July 11-29, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show hits JBLM, one performer reconnects with longtime friend

    Aug 3, 2011

    With impending overseas deployments, frequent changes of station and occasional away-from-home temporary duty, Army life can sometimes feel like a travelling show. And while most Soldiers can’t exactly attest to feeling like stage performers, the U.S. Army Soldier Show’s stop at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug.1-2 served as a reminder that there’s at least one similarity between Soldier and performer.

  • “A special kind of bond”: Amidst World Breastfeeding Week, group offers JBLM new mothers forum for e

    Aug 3, 2011

    Madigan Army Medical Center’s Moms Own Milk group is a twice-weekly initiative by the hospital’s lactation consultant office that offers new and practiced mothers alike who breastfeed their babies a face-to-face forum of education and advice on the topic. It's reassuring JBLM spouses and servicemembers alike of their decisions as breastfeeding mothers.

  • STB Soldier, chef serves up some stiff competition

    Aug 2, 2011

    One Soldier’s creativity and passion for cooking has driven her to excel and sweep the I Corps Special Troops Battalion Dining Facility’s “Chef of the Week” competition for the month of July. That Soldier, Pfc. Jaliesa Barber, a food service specialist, has won the “Chef of the Week” competition a total of seven times since it started three months ago.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord fosters collaboration, facilitates success

    Aug 2, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord is at the forefront of joint bases across the Department of Defense in developing best practices and creating a culture of collaboration, officials at the Washington state base said recently. The largest joint base west of the Rockies has been committed for nearly 18 months to implement best Department of Defense practices. As one of 12 joint bases around the country and the largest of the two led by the Army,

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord sets future conditions for ACAP

    Aug 2, 2011

    Changes are coming to the Army Career and Alumni Program that will smooth Soldiers' transitions back into civilian life -- and the concept that inspired them was born at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Wounded Warriors get competitive during adaptive sports

    Aug 1, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion participated in adaptive sports, adding competitiveness to their physical therapy at Shoreline Park July 29. Soldiers demonstrated their athletic prowess during sitting volleyball, disc golf, and wheelchair basketball, sports that have been adapted so everyone can play despite physical abilities.

  • Cav spouses learn new appreciation for Soldiers' jobs

    Jul 29, 2011

    Spouses and children of 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, experienced a day in the life of a cavalry trooper when they participated in Family Spur Ride.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • Hammer thrower ready for another try on world stage

    Jul 28, 2011

    Maj. Mike Mai ranks nationally near the top in the hammer throw, and after his second-place finish at the U.S. Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, Ore., last month, he'll compete in his second World Championships in August.

  • JBLM's growth of EFMP ‘beyond our expectations’

    Jul 28, 2011

    That’s how she ended up starting a working focus group for the Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program. The group has monthly meetings where everyone from medical professionals to EFMP members can get together to identify and address problems " and it’s grown dramatically since starting five months ago.

  • Four Legged Partner

    Jul 27, 2011

    Military Police train with their four legged partners to build up their soldier skills and their comaraderie.

  • ISAF Joint Command Group at Regional Command-Capital

    Jul 27, 2011

    Stand-alone photo from visit to Turkish soldiers in Regional Command Capitol.

  • Troxell Thanks Bagram Hospital Staff, Patients

    Jul 25, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell toured the military hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to visit the staff and wounded warriors from coalition nations and Afghanistan.

  • Community barbecue a family affair

    Jul 25, 2011

    Lewis-McChord Communities’ annual barbecue at Eagleview Community Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord-North July 23 was an event with a simple purpose: treating servicemembers and their families who live on the installation to a cost-free day of fun while allowing them to build friendly bonds with others.

  • A Soldier and his dog

    Jul 25, 2011

    A Soldier with the 51st Military Police Detachment works with his partner, a military police dog named Blitz.

  • Army Values serve as the driving-force for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry

    Jul 22, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry vows to continue to help fellow Soldiers and to remember the fallen.

  • Wounded war heroes summit Mount Rainier

    Jul 22, 2011

    Since 2007, Camp Patriot, a non-profit organization, has sponsored the annual climb of Mount Rainier's 14,411-foot summit for wounded warriors. Only 50 percent of climbers reach the summit, proving the significance of the challenge that lies ahead.

  • Western Native American tribes join annual canoe journey across Puget Sound

    Jul 22, 2011

    For the last 18 years, tribes from as far as Alaska and Northern California take canoes to spend a week with a different host tribe, making short stops with tribes along the way. On Monday, 17 canoes on the “Paddle to Swinomish 2011” landed at Solo Point, which forms Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s northwestern border, to spend the night before continuing north to La Conner.

  • MOH recipient still wants to make contribution

    Jul 21, 2011

    Not everyone gets tips on penmanship from a president. But then, not everyone is Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, an Army Ranger and recent Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Commander Sees One Of His Own Get Medal Of Honor

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Maj. Rob Shaw watched with pride from the back of the room as President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry.

  • 1st Bn., 17th Inf. Regt. tankers complete gunnery on MGS

    Jul 19, 2011

    THE ARMY IS ALWAYS LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE EQUIPMENT TO FIT THE NEEDS OF THE SOLDIERS ON THE GROUND. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT WENDY HALL SHOWS US HOW SOME TANKERS AT JOINT-BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD ARE SWITCHING GEARS AND VEHICLES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE RAPID AND LETHAL DIRECT FIRES TO SUPPORT THE INFANTRY ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

  • Medal of Honor recipient joins fellow heroes in ‘Hall’

    Jul 14, 2011

    The second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon today.

  • Babies, cancer give new meaning to life

    Jul 14, 2011

  • Paying it forward

    Jul 14, 2011

  • I Corps begins mission, uncases colors in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2011

    I Corps command team uncase colors to begin demanding NATO mission in Afghanistan. The unit forms the core of ISAF's Joint Command and is responsible for all NATO operations in Afghanistan.

  • Medics set for return to Iraq

    Jul 7, 2011

    Leaders of the 47th Combat Support Hospital cased the unit colors in front of the medical professionals in formation during a deployment ceremony June 30 at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North June 30, bringing it a step closer to Iraq.

  • Medics learn to navigate crowds on bikes

    Jul 7, 2011

    While vendors were busy setting up during the days leading up to Freedom Fest, a team of firefighter/paramedics learned -- or relearned -- how to ride a bike.

  • Commanders credit JBLM community

    Jul 7, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain and Deputy Commander Col. Kenny Weldon have a message for the joint base community: Thank you for all the hard work in making the joint base a success. Those sentiments were passed to hundreds of joint base civilians, Airmen and Soldiers during back-to-back Joint Base Garrison town hall meetings June 29, at the Evergreen Theater on Lewis-Main and the McChord Theater at McChord Field.

  • JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD opens its gates to Scout’s Honor

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1496 from Bainbridge, Wash., visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 24. The purpose of their visit was to show the scouts that the Army does more than just fight while deployed.

  • Art project gives old chairs new life

    Jul 1, 2011

    Summer is the perfect time to grab a chair, sit back and relax outside with a good book. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord community is invited to celebrate this summer pastime with a bit of a twist, mixing imaginations with art supplies.

  • Community renews its commitment to military

    Jul 1, 2011

  • a new kind of community

    Jul 1, 2011

  • More you know

    Jun 30, 2011

    Infantry soldiers with the 201st BfSB learn a diffrent set of skills at Yakima Training Center, Washington.

  • Army Cadets overcome fear at obstacle course

    Jun 24, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD, Wash. -- Army Cadets navigated the confidence and obstacle courses and rappel tower during their Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Warrior Forge, where the junior and senior cadets travel from all over the country in their journey to being commissioned as second Lieutenants in the United States Army.

  • Army’s largest command cases colors for move to Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Jun 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command, a command responsible for more than 800,000 Soldiers nationwide, cased its colors today in advance of its permanent relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, led the casing ceremony and was assisted in rolling the command’s colors by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the FORSCOM command sergeant major. Headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga., since 1973, FORSCOM was directed to relocate under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Other Fort McPherson units, such as U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Central (Third Army), were also directed to relocate. Fort McPherson is to close by Sept. 15.

  • The 'Guessing Game'

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Terlajes had a feeling early on that their second-born son was lagging developmentally, but pediatricians reassured them it was normal for some to trail behind. A phone call from day care changed all of that.

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