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  • JBLM Army Birthday Ball an evening of elegance

    Jun 24, 2011

    The annual event, which took place at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center June 16, celebrated the Army with cocktails, dinner and, of course, cake. But its theme served as a reminder that being a Soldier includes mastering a specific set of skills at home and abroad.

  • Fellowship benefits young professionals

    Jun 24, 2011

  • Being the expert

    Jun 23, 2011

    Soldiers from 2-2 SBCT challenge themselves to earn their Expert Infantryman Badges at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • 'Moral Combat' Comes to Army Units

    Jun 23, 2011

    Combined Arms Center " Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - The “Moral Combat” version of the “America’s Army” game is being shipped to Army units. This game transforms traditional Army ethics education into an interactive experience capitalizing on the popularity and success of “America's Army.” Breaking away from traditional, case-study based instruction, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) adds a series of challenging ethical scenarios to the game’s maps, missions, and objectives.

  • CSM Troxell rifles first pitch across home plate

    Jun 22, 2011

    SEATTLE, Wash., " To throw from atop the pitcher’s mound or in front, that is the question. When I Corps Command Sgt. Major John Troxell was asked where he wanted to throw the ceremonial first pitch, his decision was already made. After being announced to more than 34,000 cheering fans at Safeco Field, Troxell waved and confidently jogged across the diamond to the top of the Seattle Mariners pitcher’s mound, baseball in hand.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts joint Retiree Appreciation Day

    Jun 22, 2011

    In years past, Army and Air Force retirees attended separate Retiree Appreciation days. Now that Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base are combined, the event is a joint effort and is open to retirees from each branch of military service. “This provides a lot of information to augment what the Navy gave me upon retirement,” said retired Navy Commander and native of Renton, Wash., Andrew J. Peck. “It was so organized and done on a much larger scale.” Joint Base Lewis-McChord sponsored its first joint Army and Air Force Retiree Appreciation Day and Madigan Health Fair at McChord Air Field, May 20.

  • 404th AFSB welcomes a new commander

    Jun 17, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians of the 404th Army Field Support Brigade took part in a change of command June 15 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Col. George Akin relinquished control of the brigade to Col. Leafaina Yahn.

  • JBLM paintball tournament brings warriors to battle

    Jun 16, 2011

    Over 100 warriors entered the battlefield with guns blazing and hearts racing and a goal of eliminating their enemy and emerging victorious during an Axis vs. Allies paintball tournament at Paintball Incorporated’s field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 11.

  • Army Medicine welcomes newest grads from Madigan

    Jun 16, 2011

    Every graduation speech is judged by its delivery, its content, and its impact. This graduation was a homerun in many categories, but it may have been the speech that took the experience for Army Medicine’s newest healthcare professionals to the highest level. More than 140 residents and interns became independent healthcare professionals June 3 in a graduation ceremony for Madigan Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Co-located Club on McChord Field.

  • 'We are the Corps' Airmen'

    Jun 16, 2011

    The Airmen of the 1st Air Support Operations Group wear blue uniforms, but don’t solely consider themselves Air Force. They work for the Army, providing tactical air command and control and operational weather briefings for Joint Base Lewis-McChord units like I Corps, the three Lewis Stryker brigades, two combat aviation brigades and other Pacific Region combat units.

  • Support squadron highly skilled radiomen

    Jun 16, 2011

    Ask any Joint Base Lewis-McChord combat arms Soldier to rank the people he’d like to see come to his aid when the bullets start flying, and a surprising percentage will tell you No. 1 is a battlefield Airman from the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron. These highly trained and skilled radiomen make up a tactical air control party, capable of calling in any type of air asset to support Army ground troops engaged with the enemy in the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Weather Airmen keep Army flying

    Jun 16, 2011

    Instead of just providing a report of the weather conditions for the next 24 hours, battlefield weather Airmen take a detailed look at their supported unit’s future missions and create battlefield reports to the unit commander on whether that mission will be impacted by the weather and local environment.

  • Downrange deja vu is I Corps exercise goal

    Jun 16, 2011

    With a deployment on the horizon, America’s Corps is ramping up as it prepares for its departure to Afghanistan.

  • Tacoma's Sound to Narrows run a military tradition

    Jun 16, 2011

  • Planning is the key if moving during peak moving season

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property Directorate, responsible for the DOD’s household goods moving program, wants servicemembers to know a successful move during this peak time is certainly possible with proper planning.

  • JBLM best Soldiers, NCOs compete for shot at FORSCOM

    Jun 13, 2011

    Moving to make the most out of the few seconds left of the sit-up portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test, Pfc. David Bradt lay down quickly at the command of “stop!” blinked once and stood up satisfied. At 19 years of age, Bradt was the youngest competitor for I Corp Soldier of the Year, going up against nine of his peers from various brigades across Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Multiple Launch Rocket System Crew member was a long way from his hometown of Oxford, Conn.

  • Special Olympics athletes take center stage

    Jun 9, 2011

    With the largest field of competitors since it began in 1968, the Special Olympics Washington Summer Games provided healthy competition while building confidence and community at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Solar thermal system a window to the future

    Jun 9, 2011

    There’s a not-so-new technology in use on Joint Base Lewis-McChord that is helping to provide hot water at the 60,000-square-foot Nisqually Medical Dental facility.

  • Military task force proposed for disasters

    Jun 9, 2011

    The 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is in the final planning stage of a new project, the Deployable Sustainment Task Force, which would be capable of moving personnel and equipment with just 96 hours of notice, to provide humanitarian relief in the event of a natural disaster.

  • "Back to Basics” conference covers broad array of logistics issues

    Jun 9, 2011

    The three-day FORSCOM “Back to Basics” Conference concluded today. The conference consisted of large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions covering a wide spectrum of issues important to leaders responsible for sustaining the Army now and in the future.

  • 4-6 ACS Crew Chiefs Work Behind The Scenes

    Jun 6, 2011

  • Web-based tools prepare Families for relocation

    Jun 2, 2011

    Web based tools can help people relocate.

  • I Corps ready for challenges in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2011

    With its colors cased, America’s Corps is ready for deployment to Afghanistan to help lead the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul.

  • A special place for last words: Battalion run one CSM’s final JBLM hurrah

    Jun 2, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Graham - now the former command sergeant major for the 23rd Chemical Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - decided he'd go out with one last big hurrah: a 4.5-mile run. He ran his battalion to Solo Point Beach, a place he considered special, to give them his last words of thanks.

  • Sikh Soldier answers lifelong calling to serve

    Jun 2, 2011

    Spc. Simranpreet Singh Lamba, who is the only enlisted Sikh Soldier in the Army, is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Fire Coordination Exercise

    Jun 2, 2011

    Video story of 3-2 SBCT conducting a Fire Coordination Exercise at Yakima Training Center, Washington. The FCX trains company commanders to coordinate indirect fire and aviation assets.

  • Full Spectrum Operations

    Jun 1, 2011

    Video package of 3-2 SBCT conducting Full Spectrum Operations training at Yakima Training Center, Washington. The Arrowhead Brigade is preparing for their NTC rotation at Fort Irwin, California this fall where they will be tested on their ability to successfully integrate their air and ground forces.

  • Platoons from 1-23 Infantry BN take on grueling mission at Yakima

    May 27, 2011

    The wind whipped through the hillside with a bone-chilling cold, blowing dust in the faces of the Soldiers from 2nd Platoon Blackhawk Company as they received the operation order for their upcoming mission. 2nd Platoon would be making a 20- to 25-kilometer dismounted movement over rocky, uneven mountainous terrain to assault several objectives. With the operation slated to begin within a few hours the platoon was given the order to get what rest they could while still pulling guard on their position.

  • Artillery tradition leaves new platoon leaders hatless

    May 27, 2011

    In the Army, it's a custom in the community of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, like the High Mobility Artillery Rocket system, to tape a new platoon leader's patrol cap to the giant weapons system and let its back blast do its thing. Second Lt. Shannon McDonnell is one of the newest to endure the rather odd welcoming.

  • The moments in between: 3-2 SBCT Soldiers raise spirits amid downtime during training

    May 26, 2011

    A group of Soldiers from Headquarters Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, an element of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, use their downtime during a brigade-wide, full-spectrum training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash., wisely - by cracking jokes and having fun. It's all to keep morale and ward of stress.

  • Last line of defense: artillery chart operations outdated, but vital

    May 26, 2011

    In today's Army, the range and direction of artillery rounds are calculated almost solely by computer systems. But the long-outdated method they replaced is still a necessity.

  • 2-3 Inf. Regt. prepares for total warfare at YTC

    May 26, 2011

    Stryker crews from conducted scenario-based exercises May 21 in which they were given certain amounts of time to engage various targets ranging up to 1000 meters in distance. The Strykers used two main remote weapon systems: the .50 caliber machine gun and the MK-19 automatic grenade launcher. The training was all part of a 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division full-spectrum training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

  • Mortar platoon Soldiers more than just a team

    May 26, 2011

    The Soldiers of 3rd Squad, Mortar Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., live and work in the confines of a Stryker vehicle during a brigade field training exercise at YTC, May 18-June 8.

  • 1-14 Cav. troops conduct battlefield reconnaissance at YTC

    May 26, 2011

    Cavalry Scouts of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, practiced their artistic abilities as they provided details to paint a picture of the battlefield during a platoon live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center May 24.

  • I Corps Cases Colors Ahead of Summer Afghanistan Tour

    May 26, 2011

    Casing ceremony marks the final steps in preparation for I Corps to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • Creativity, marketing key to success for military-spouse entrepreneurs

    May 26, 2011

    Military spouses are often successful entrepreneurs by using organizational skills developed by living busy lifestyles and tapping into substantial customer bases. With careful planning and research, family members can start and own businesses. Spouses Christina Pruitt, Valerie Zorn and Yvette Esparza-Barajas are mothers of young children and proof that it’s possible, can be lucrative and even enjoyable.

  • Civilian Hall of Fame inductees demonstrate their concern for Soldiers

    May 26, 2011

    On Monday, I Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Mike Scaparrotti formally inducted Buckley and Schmeling into the Civilian Hall of Fame during a luncheon. Their photos are now among 15 civilians with places of honor at I Corps Headquarters.

  • 29 years of service, no regrets

    May 26, 2011

    There are men and women who join the Army and know being a Soldier is for them.

  • I Corps cases colors ahead of summer Afghanistan tour

    May 26, 2011

    I Corps hosted a deployment ceremony May 26 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. I Corps will augment International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom this summer.

  • Back to Basics

    May 25, 2011

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division is at YTC in preparation for an upcoming rotation at the National Training Center in California, where the Army’s original Stryker brigade will conduct full-spectrum operations for the first time.

  • 2-3 Infantry Goes Back to Basics

    May 25, 2011

    2-3 Infantry goes back to basics after a decade of C.O.I.N. Operations. Includes sound bite from Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Smith. Produced by Laura Whelan.

  • Leading The Way

    May 24, 2011

    Package about one N.C.O. who is showing Soldiers what it means to be a leader during the N.C.O. and Soldier of the Year competition. Produced by Sgt. Dani Rhoades.

  • 'Triple Nickel' engineers come together in celebration

    May 23, 2011

    Short article on 555th Engineer Brigade (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA) conducting Engineer Days activities to include a memorial dedication to their fallen Soldiers.

  • A ballet of fire and steel: 3-2 SBCT engages mass support-by-fire

    May 23, 2011

    Commanders of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division composed a symphony of rockets, mortars, artillery and bullets during a fire coordination exercise at Yakima Training Center May 22.

  • Ready for anything: 1-37th FA trains on all levels, fires on all cylinders

    May 23, 2011

    It might be the perception from the outside that field artillerymen don't exactly get close to the battle, but that couldn't be further from the truth. To meet the unconventional requirements of two simultaneous overseas conflicts during the last ten years, artillery Soldiers all across the Army have traded in one gun for another, accepting once unexpected infantry-like roles as members of maneuver teams in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently engaged in an expansive variation of exercises at Yakima Training Center in Central Washington State, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, are now taking back what they traded in, but still training on all levels of Soldiering.

  • The basics of sustainment

    May 23, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year's conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of 'getting back to the basics.'

  • 3-2 Inf FFTs FEEDING THE FORCE

    May 21, 2011

    Field feeding teams from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, trained on their contribution to the mission by providing fresh, hot meals to Soldiers during the Arrowhead Brigade's multi-echelon field training exercise at Yakima Training Center May 15 to June 8.

  • 296th BSB Supports the Warfighter

    May 21, 2011

    In preparation for full spectrum operations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, began setting up and running a brigade support area (BSA) on the vast land of Yakima Training Center during a field training exercise which began May 15.

  • Around the Army: Episode 11-11

    May 21, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Nic Anderson hosts Around the Army, while Staff Sgt. Justin Puetz and Sgt. Earl Scott host this episode of SRTV's Army Newswatch.

  • Leading The Way at JBLM

    May 21, 2011

    Link to DVIDS video package about one N.C.O. who is showing Soldiers what it means to be a leader during the N.C.O. and Soldier of the Year competition on Joint Base Lewis McChord.

  • The Official I Corps Facebook Page

    May 21, 2011

  • Monument honors fallen Engineers

    May 21, 2011

    The faces of the family members and comrades of the fallen Triple Nickel Soldiers of the reflected the somber tone of the occasion where the fallen were honored with a monument dedicated to remembering the sacrifice they made for their country at Memorial Park on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, May 20.

  • I Corps Leaders Take Up the Gauntlet

    May 20, 2011

  • Army orders unit commanders to comply with Army Substance Abuse Program

    May 20, 2011

  • 4-6 ACS Conducts Annual Gunnery Qualifications

    May 19, 2011

  • JBLM Lewis Museum volunteer helps preserve local military history

    May 19, 2011

    Calloway, a volunteer with the museum who specializes in conservation and archiving, is the May volunteer of the month. The museum is scheduled to reopen in late 2011.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance realigned with Comprehensive Soldier Fitness on JBLM

    May 19, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program recently rebranded from the Army Center for Enhanced Performance to CSF-PREP to better align its capabilities with the Army-wide Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Former Lewis medic now McChord Airman

    May 19, 2011

    Staff Sergeant Keven Blackwell uses lingo some Airmen might not be accustomed to like "fourth point of contact," "high speed" and "hooah." That's because Blackwell is a former Army medic now serving in his role as an Air Force network infrastructure technician with the Western Air Defense Sector. The computer maintenance Airman was named McChord Field's Professional of the Week last month.

  • Firefighters' duties on JBLM extend beyond installation

    May 19, 2011

    The firefighters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have many duties that go along with protecting the community, both on and off the installation.

  • Sixth annual Pet 'Pawrade' lets JBLM community show off its beloved family dogs

    May 19, 2011

    Saturday's sixth annual Pet Pawrade attracted more than 200 humans and roughly 70 dogs. Canine lovers brought their dogs (Chihuahuas, Great Danes and everything in between) adorned in creative costumes, groomed to perfection and ready to excel in obedience tests all in the hopes of winning a prize in one of four categories: Best Looking, Best Costume, Best Dog Training and Best in Show.

  • Farewell to Canadian I Corps chief

    May 19, 2011

    After almost three years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Canadian I Corps Chief of Staff BGen. Eric Tremblay will be moving on.

  • 4-6 ACS take to the Yakima Skies

    May 19, 2011

    The hills of the Yakima Training Area echoed with the sounds of .50 caliber and Hellfire weapons systems, as the pilots and gunners on the UH-60 Blackhawks and OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters of the 4th Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Regiment qualified and tested their skills during a week-long gunnery.

  • Community Soldiers: Fort Lee warriors give back to local kids

    May 19, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 19, 2011) -The old African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," has become synonymous with America's youth development initiatives, thanks to former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton who used it in the title of her 1996 book.

  • Food service Soldiers daily toil far cry from glamour of Culinary Arts Competition

    May 19, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 19, 2011) -- The recently published images of artfully decorated plates, neatly pressed chef jackets and gold-medal presentations during the annual Culinary Arts Competition here paint a pretty glitzy picture of the military food service profession.

  • Volunteers Flock To Storm-Ravaged Neighborhoods

    May 19, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In times of need, people generally look to their immediate community for support such as family, friends and neighbors.

  • Pioneer platform soars to battlefield success

    May 19, 2011

    Employees of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office along with participants in last week's Aviation Synchronization Conference held at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., gathered for the dedication of a MQ-5B Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle static disply, May 12, 2011.

  • Charlie Co. Titans prove versatility in deployment training

    May 13, 2011

    The Signal Corps Soldiers have been conducting convoy operations training in preparation for their slated deployment this summer to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Underwater Fun at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    May 13, 2011

    The area surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., lends itself to a plethora of outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, camping and climbing Mt. Rainier are just a few. But for service members, their families and Department of Defense civilians, there is the opportunity to discover the world which lives below the surface of Puget Sound. The North West Adventure Center on JBLM North provides the opportunity to explore the world of diving and the benefit of being trained by the only Professional Association of Diving Instructors, 5 Star Instructor Development Center in the DoD.

  • Jay Leno creates a roar of laughter on McChord Field

    May 13, 2011

    Sounds of airplanes and helicopters were silenced by thunderous roars of laughter from the hundreds of servicemembers and their families who came out to enjoy the comedic stylings of funny man Jay Leno at Hangar 4 on McChord Field May 7.

  • "I'm just here to compete" Female Soldier proves dominant in hand-to-hand combat

    May 13, 2011

    Pfc. Jennifer Jones, a Soldier with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, became the first female May 5 to take top honors in her respective weight class during the second annual Joint Base Lewis McChord Combatives Tournament, held May 2-5.

  • When preparation meets opportunity: Soldier, Kempo black belt dominates combatives weight class

    May 13, 2011

    Many participants were looking through the peep hole of success during the second-annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Combatives Tournament May 2-5, but only a chosen few were able to break through the barricades and stand victorious.

  • Less is more: Dieting got NCO's career back on track

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brett Michael, an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., lost 70 pounds in a year, and has taken back control of his life, his body, and his career.

  • Soldiers hone defense tools during jBLM combatives tournament

    May 12, 2011

    Many participants were standing on the threshold of success during the second annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Combatives Tournament May 2 to 5, but only a chosen few were able to break through the barricades and stand victorious.

  • Losing weight helps get NCO's career on track

    May 12, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Brett Michael stepped off a scale in summer of 2008 and realized that by Army standards he was overweight, he wasn't all that surprised. It was when he failed a tape test to determine his body fat percentage that he began to critically re-evaluate his current physical condition. That was the moment the motor sergeant, now an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy, realized how severely he'd damaged his career.

  • Airmen and Soldiers give artillery a lift

    May 12, 2011

    If this had been a live mission, the C-17 would have taxied toward the runway to take off to a distant land where the HIMARS was needed. Instead, the training mission provided Soldiers from A and C batteries, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, the opportunity to learn how to load, secure and unload the vehicles into an airplane, at real-time speed. The unit's intent is to go beyond familiarization and fly to Yakima Training Center next month and fire live rockets at real targets, in real time. The idea is to land the C-17, off load the rockets, fire them with the engine still hot, load the HIMARS and fly away immediately after the last one has fired.

  • JBLM bluebirds to aid species restoration

    May 12, 2011

    Western Bluebirds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are being captured and relocated as part of an effort to restore the species on San Juan Island off the northern coast of Washington state.

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.

  • Storm hits close to home for emergency responders

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For the firefighters, law enforcement and others that make up the Directorate of Emergency Services, there was no second thought about returning to work in the days following the April 27 storms - it was simply the call to duty.

  • Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame honors 17

    May 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 12, 2011) -- In more than 28 years of military service, Col. (promotable) Clark W. LeMasters Jr. has probably attended hundreds of military ceremonies and formal occasions

  • Fort Lee hosts prayer breakfast

    May 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 12, 2011) -- In observance of the 60th annual National Day of Prayer, Fort Lee held its annual breakfast at the Regimental Club May 5

  • JBLM Soldier first, only active-duty Buddhist chaplain in Army

    May 12, 2011

    Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri's dharma wheel is one of the most uncommon symbols in the military. He is the first, and currently only, active-duty Buddhist chaplain in the Army.

  • Slain military policeman honored

    May 11, 2011

    HOPEWELL, Va. (May 11, 2011) -- A Fort Lee Military Police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty in 1974 was among the individuals honored Wednesday during the 17th annual Tri-City Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast at Moose Lodge 1472 in Hopewell.

  • Power Outage Sheds Light On Energy Consumption

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone's electrical power had been restored by the time energy manager Mark Smith greeted a visitor in his darkened office last week.

  • Redstone Restored To Full Power

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Reopening Redstone Arsenal has been a team effort. With the majority of electrical power shut down for a week due to the destruction caused by a series of storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on April 27, the Arsenal was only open to basic services and closed to the work force for just over a week. During that time, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, Directorate of Logistics, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security and Directorate of Emergency Services along with the Aviation and Missile Command/Garrison Public Affairs Office worked countless hours based at the Installation Operation Center/Emergency Operation Center to bring the Arsenal back up to full operating power, provide safety and security during the power outage, and inform employees about their work status.

  • Soldiers work to build stronger bonds on diamond field

    May 11, 2011

    The 19th Expeditionary Support Command softball team's 2011 season took off in full swing May 2 against the Scoundrels at Camp Walker, building unit camaraderie amongst the ranks outside of the work place.

  • Cirque Dreams rings Camp Walker in for circus show

    May 11, 2011

    The critically acclaimed Cirque Dreams production performed "Jungle Fantasy," an aerial and acrobatic routine, at the Camp Walker Kelly Fitness Center April 28 as part of the production's Armed Forces Entertainment tour.

  • Korean American Friendship Circle steps up its leadership

    May 11, 2011

    Senior leaders and sponsors from the Korean American Friendship Circle and 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command held their first leadership seminar April 30 through May 1 at the Hyundai Hotel in Gyeongju city.

  • Area IV Soldiers remember victims of the Holocaust

    May 11, 2011

    The 6th Ordnance Battalion held the Days of Remembrance event at the Camp Walker Evergreen Community Club to remember victims of the Holocaust, May 4.

  • Walker dining facility now serving Soldiers

    May 11, 2011

    The Camp Walker Daegu Mountain Inn Dining Facility opened April 28 serving meals to Soldiers from Camp Walker and Camp Henry.

  • Apache Stealth Breeds Fear In The Enemy

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Among the large-scale exhibits, the government employees providing information on innovative programs and the company executives showcasing aviation capabilities, time and time again it was the voice of the Soldier that stood out at the Army Aviation Association of America annual Professional Forum and Exposition.

  • Kiowa Team Gets 'Danger Close' To Save Lives

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In words that rang with deep emotion, Col. Mike Morgan admitted he doesn't talk much about the actions behind the Silver Star that Defense Secretary Robert Gates clipped on his desert camouflage uniform in Afghanistan a year ago in March.

  • Aviation Force Flies Into Future

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Despite challenges of an aging aviation fleet and the demands of two wars, aviation programs will remain a key component of the Army's focus to win on the battlefield, said one of the Army's leading generals.

  • Soldiers vie for German military proficiency badge

    May 5, 2011

    Das Abzeichen fur Leistungen im Truppendienst, or The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, is worn normally by German soldiers, but can be earned by U.S. Soldiers of any rank. Those who successfully accomplish all the tasks qualify to wear the gold, silver or bronze award. For the soldiers of the Bundeswehr, this test is administered annually with a growing list of events.

  • Members of the JBLM Bettie Brigade roller derby league bond together and build character

    May 5, 2011

    Fishnets, glitter and straight-up aggression filled Army Family Covenant Arena last week as the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade roller derby league held its first-ever interleague bout.

  • Vanpoolers become 'tight little group'

    May 5, 2011

    That's because Cotto drives a vanpool fully funded by Thurston County's public transportation system, InterCity Transit. He and six other people commute from Lacey to McChord Field each day, saving lots of money in the long run. The county provides him a credit card to pay for gas, the federal government covers the cost of the van and passengers can earn rewards just for riding in the van.

  • Lewis-Mcchord Soldiers Compete for German Badge

    May 3, 2011

    For the first time ever soldiers from various units across Joint Base Lews-McChord had the opportunity to compete for the right to wear the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, one of the few foreign badges allowed to be worn on the Army dress uniform.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 3, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • "There's nothing more fitting" 2-75 commander publicly recognizes rangers for valorou

    May 2, 2011

    TACOMA, Wash. - With the quiet, picturesque Puget Sound as a backdrop, members of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment were distinguished April 29 for the first time in a public setting for exceptional gallantry while engaged in recent combat operations in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Dave Hodne, the battalion commander, awarded two Bronze Stars for valor; 11 Army Commendation Medals for valor; four Joint Service Commendation Medals for valor; 16 Purple Hearts; five Orders of Saint Maurice; and one Order of Saint Martin on the stadium grounds at Stadium High School. Ten rangers who couldn't be present also received awards.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 2, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

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