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  • 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.

  • 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.