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  • Fort Lewis Employment Smarts: What you need to know for a job interview

    Jan 16, 2009

    This article is one of a series published in the Northwest Guardian to provide help for family members and former Soldiers seeking jobs in the local economy.

  • Fort Lewis committee continues to offer scholarships despite gloomy economy

    Jan 16, 2009

    Amid the frequent deluge of gloomy economic reports, the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund Committee has positive financial news for the Fort Lewis military community. The committee anticipates continuing its longstanding tradition of awarding thousands of dollars in scholarship funds. Applications for 2009 scholarships are being accepted through March 31.

  • Fort Lewis girl to receive service dog

    Jan 16, 2009

    A Fort Lewis family member with progressive disabilities will soon meet a new friend that will improve the quality of her life. Camille Even, 14, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a 2-year-old and was later found to have developmental issues, was selected to receive a special needs Canine Assistants service dog.

  • Fort Lewis Recycling Center now taking electronic items

    Jan 16, 2009

    If youAca,!a,,cre tired of using that bulky computer monitor as a doorstop or that outdated laptop as an oversized paper weight, the Fort Lewis Recycle Center might have the perfect solution for you. ItAca,!a,,cs called Aca,!A"E-CyclingAca,!A? Aca,!" the recycling of electronic items Aca,!" and itAca,!a,,cs under way at the center in Building 5290 behind the commissary off Nevada Avenue.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn that 'believing is seeing'

    Jan 16, 2009

    When Robert Ott spoke before a group of Wounded Warriors for the first time recently at Fort Lewis, he addressed them as a man who once had an experience similar to theirs. On Oct. 6, 1990, a confrontation in his native New Jersey ended with Ott suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The near-fatal injury left the then 21-year-old completely blind.

  • Used Fort Lewis road sand won't go to waste

    Jan 16, 2009

    Spread it over ice and snow, and it prevents accidents. Once everything melts, however, what happens to road sand' Well, most often street-sweepers collect it, and the material ends up in the landfill. ItAca,!a,,cs a costly proposition to buy and dispose of the stuff. This year, instead of dumping the sand, Fort Lewis will haul it to North Fort Lewis. There, the sand will be screened for reuse on the Fort Lewis roads, saving lots of money and preventing significant environmental harm.

  • Commentary: Holiday should be a time to look inward

    Jan 16, 2009

    We Americans easily lose touch with what our holidays are supposed to mean. Martin Luther KingAca,!a,,cs birthday, the newest of our national holidays, seems to already be passing down the same path to trivialization. That seems especially troubling.

  • A joyful celebration: Fort Lewis' oldest service, Grace Gospel, turns 35

    Jan 16, 2009

    Fort Lewis' Grace Gospel Service has been caring for Fort Lewis families and bringing that old-time religion to parishioners for 35 years.


    Jan 15, 2009

    Members of the U.S.A.P.T. (Golden Knights) attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

  • 536th Maintenance Company Returns from 12-month Iraq Deployment

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers from the 536th Maintenance Company were welcomed home Jan. 10 following a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Soldiers of the company played a vital role in vehicle upkeep as the only direct-support maintenance company on Camp Taji, Iraq, located approximately 10 miles north of Baghdad. Additionally, the Soldiers of the unit also provided convoy security and worked with the Iraqi military providing them maintenance and supply assistance and training.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 350 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade formally said goodbye to their families and friends during a deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Later this month the Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan to begin a 12-month rotation and assume responsibility for the Joint Logistics Command.

  • "First in, last out" battalion deploys to Iraq

    Jan 5, 2009

    More than 375 Soldiers of the 65th Engineer Battalion, part of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command will deploy to the Tikrit area, north of Baghdad, in early January 2009 and will support the 25th Infantry Division with route clearance, combat engineering missions. During the 12-month deployment the Soldiers will also assist and train their Iraqi counterparts.

  • 2008 'Hope and Freedom Tour' Thrills Balad

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston opens the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the Army Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A? with a word of thanks and appreciation to the guest entertainers for volunteering their time to perform for the troops and to military servicemembers for their service at Joint Base BaladAca,!a,,cs Sustainer Theater, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. This yearAca,!a,,cs tour marked the 7th annual advent of the Aca,!A"Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A?, which brings many well-known entertainers to overseas to perform for deployed servicemembers.

  • Army Family Covenant reitereates Army's covenant with Families

    Dec 23, 2008

    The leadership of 2nd Inftantry Division signed the Army Family Covenant during a ceremony inside Camp Casey's Pear Blossom Cottage Dec. 23.

  • Installations to receive new SWET training devices

    Dec 22, 2008

    Power-projection platforms across the Army will soon receive the new Shallow Water Egress Trainers, or SWETs, designed to keep deploying Soldiers from drowning when their vehicles overturn into water.

  • CSA visits Warrior Country

    Dec 21, 2008

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Chief of staff of the Army, visited the 2nd Infantry Division Dec. 18.

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

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  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Support Soldiers Make It Happen For YS55

    Dec 12, 2008

    Task Force 35, stationed at Sagami Depot, 10 kilometers north of Camp Zama, is part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Its Soldiers are among the more than 1,000 American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen participating in Yama Sakura 55, along with their counterparts from the Japanese ground, air and maritime services. Yama Sakura is a bilateral U.S.-Japan, computerized command post exercise designed to better the defense of Japan, and to protect each countryAca,!a,,cs interests throughout East Asia.

  • Suicide survivors find tools for coping with loss of loved ones

    Dec 12, 2008

    Family and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and more than 170 other sites across the country Nov. 22 to find tools for coping with those losses.

  • Commentary: The easiest gift of all

    Dec 12, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs the holiday season, a time for giving. Too bad many of us forget to pass along the easiest, least-expensive gift of all Aca,!" a simple pat on the back and recognition for a job well done.

  • Former Fort Lewis Soldier now advocate for children

    Dec 12, 2008

    Armando Mejia is a living contrast; the former infantry Soldier with the sharp edges and tough demeanor common to the profession now spends his days in a softer arenaAca,!" playing with, mentoring and advocating for children. Mejia, a former Wounded Warrior and the military liaison for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, spoke about this transition to more than 400 Warriors in Transition, staff and community members at the Warrior Transition BattalionAca,!a,,cs town hall here Dec. 4.

  • Finance wizards offer Fort Lewis sage advice

    Dec 12, 2008

    Forts Lewis and McChord Air Force Base hosted a conclave of personal finance readiness experts who addressed service membersAca,!a,,c financial concerns at the American Lake Community Center, Dec. 4. The event was part of the Department of Defense-sponsored Installation Financial Readiness Challenge Roadshow and featured finance experts who spoke to service members on a variety of topics of concern in todayAca,!a,,cs staggering economy.

  • Fort Lewis play promotes discussion about rape

    Dec 12, 2008

    Fort Lewis became the second Army installation to offer Aca,!A"Sex Signals,Aca,!A? a 70- to 90-minute presentation that encourages audience participation to determine its direction and discuss the issues covered. The training targets Soldiers in the 18-25 age group in which date rape usually occurs.

  • Chemical Company in Hawaii Takes Part in WMD Exercise

    Dec 9, 2008

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, trained with the Soldiers and Airmen of the 93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), a component of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard on December 2nd at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

  • Schofield Barracks Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Dec 9, 2008

    The 552nd Military Police Company returned to Hawaii from Iraq Dec. 3. During their 15-month deployment, the 160 member company worked closely with the Iraqi Police conducting patrols and training missions in order to ensure a better way of life from the countryAca,!a,,cs citizens.

  • A cavalry tradition continues

    Dec 8, 2008

    Though many years have passed since horse-mounted U.S. Soldiers have seen the battlefield, the traditions of cavalry units past forge on throughout the Army still today.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Lewis

    Dec 8, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren arrived at Fort Lewis on Nov. 25 for a busy day of talking to Soldiers and assessing the care and progress the Warrior Transition Unit has been making.

  • Fort Lewis Employment advice: Think of resumes as advertising

    Dec 8, 2008

    In an effort to ease problems both family members and veterans experience in finding employment, Fort Lewis is publishing a series of regular articles advising members of the community on the best ways to find great jobs and develop a rewarding career. This week, the topic is how to make best use of a resume.

  • Fort Lewis upgrading FMWR facilities

    Dec 8, 2008

    Temporary inconveniences will turn into long-term benefits at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities on Fort Lewis. A series of projects to renovate, upgrade and improve those facilities might have disrupted customersAca,!a,,c schedules somewhat in recent months, but the result will be better FMWR offerings on post for everyone.

  • Fort Lewis artillery unit learns to multitask

    Nov 26, 2008

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have changed the charge of field artillery units in Stryker brigade combat teams. It is a rare occasion that all 18 howitzers in a battalion operate in unison, dropping ordnance on an enemy miles away, as they did in wars past. The current battlefields in the Middle East and southwest Asia call for more well-rounded and flexible artillerymen. That is precisely what the Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment have become as they demonstrated not only their precision with artillery, but also their collective prowess as light infantrymen during a Table XV certification and a maneuver live-fire exercise last week at the Yakima Training Center.

  • Fort Lewis firefighters gain national attention for extrication skills

    Nov 26, 2008

    From a standing start, local firefighters have raced to prominence in 2008. A Local F-283 Fort Lewis extrication team, adept at pulling accident victims out of wreckage, has captured national attention for rapid-fire success in competitions by using techniques that translate directly to their ability to save lives.

  • Recycled concrete to aid Fort Lewis storm-water systems

    Nov 26, 2008

    When it comes to recycling on Fort Lewis, Ken Smith has a concrete solution Aca,!" literally. Smith, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program manager with the Environmental Division of Fort Lewis Public Works, is overseeing the installationAca,!a,,cs efforts to pull concrete rubble from demolished buildings out of a 6-acre landfill site and use it to create a storm-water infiltration and retention system for new construction on North Fort.

  • Family key to Fort Lewis Soldier's recovery

    Nov 26, 2008

    Much the same as other American families, the Turnbulls look forward to the holiday season. Andrew and Sunee Turnbull have been married 10 years and have three sons. This Army family should all be together for Christmas. Last year at this time, however, things were a bit less settled for the Turnbulls. Andrew, 31, had recently returned home from his second deployment to Iraq with extensive injuries suffered when a hand grenade blew up inside his Stryker vehicle. Along with physical wounds, he had post-traumatic stress disorder. His family is a key element in his ongoing recovery.

  • Commentary: Fort Lewis spouse thankful for life's challenges

    Nov 26, 2008

    A Fort Lewis spouse talks about the challenges of military family life Aca,!" and the reasons we shoud be thankful for those challenges.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • Intel goes old school

    Nov 21, 2008

    When the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade was redesignated in July as the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, it was clear changes were afoot for the intelligence gatherers. Under the command of Col. Robert Whalen, the brigade is in the process of developing a type of unit not widely used since the Vietnam Conflict Aca,!" a long range surveillance company.

  • Fort Lewis clinic cares for needs of WTB Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2008

    Sure, the work can be hard and stressful, but then there are those little victories that make it all worthwhile. As she took a moment from her duties as a licensed practical nurse at the Warrior Transition Clinic at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Madigan Army Medical Center on Monday, Steffanie Morris remembered one of those. Morris and Nancy Poffenberger, the physicianAca,!a,,cs assistant with whom she works, are among the 14 medical professionals at the Fort Lewis WTC doing their best to help Soldiers reach that point.

  • Fort Lewis cancer survivor selected as Pink Power winner

    Nov 21, 2008

    Bright Start selected eight Pink Power Moms nationwide, and one of those moms resides on Fort Lewis. Jodi Petit, spouse of Lt. Col. Brian Petit, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and a five-year breast cancer survivor, was selected as one of eight winning Pink Power Moms.

  • Fort Lewis tree donation continues long-standing tradition

    Nov 21, 2008

    Providing the annual Christmas tree for the City of Tacoma has been a long-standing tradition at Fort Lewis, and this year was no different. Once again, representatives from the Tacoma business community and Fort Lewis gathered at the tree-cutting site Nov. 13 for the 62nd annual Christmas tree ceremony.

  • Green Berets honor fallen comrade

    Nov 21, 2008

    Hundreds stood silent in the early morning rain as members of the 1st Special Forces Group paid tribute to a comrade whose name was added to the unitAca,!a,,cs memorial wall Nov. 11. Staff Sgt. David W. Textor, the 163rd name inscribed on the granite wall, is the 25th name added since Sept. 11, 2001. Textor, a native of Jamestown, N.Y., was serving with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st SFG, when he was killed July 15 in Mosul, Iraq, during combat operations.

  • Fort Lewis units battle for recycling superiority

    Nov 21, 2008

    Thirty-four Fort Lewis units competing in the annual America Recycles Day Aluminum Can Challenge hauled 78,000 cans to the Recycling Center. The 90-day challenge began Aug. 1 and ended Oct. 31.

  • Fort Lewis officials sign YTC Army Community Covenant

    Nov 21, 2008

    The signing of the Army Community Covenant at Yakima Training Center became a moving and heartfelt ceremony. Civic leaders, members of the business community and local family residents met Nov. 12 with senior military representatives to sign the Army Community Covenant at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

  • Fort Lewis dedication gives PEB new home, continuity

    Nov 21, 2008

    A new building dedicated Monday morning on Fort Lewis will serve as home to one of only three Physical Evaluation Boards in the Army.

  • Fort Lewis CDC construction project begins

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Lewis leaders, Clover Park School District administrators, and children from North Fort School Age Center and Madigan Child Development Center participated in a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 14 at Hillside Elementary School.

  • From soldier to spaceman-A journey beyond the Army

    Nov 21, 2008

    This story is about an Army astronaut who is slated to launch on the space shuttle this summer. His mission will be several months long aboard the space station.

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Fort Lewis cooks find recipe for success

    Nov 14, 2008

    Hard work, professionalism and dedication have paid off for a Fort Lewis team of cooks from 402nd Brigade Support Battalion. They comprise one of three teams that won the Philip A. Connelly competition in the field kitchen category at Forces Command, and they will compete Dec. 3 at the Department of Army level.

  • Units' return makes holiday extra special

    Nov 14, 2008

    Veterans Day weekend had a more special meaning for the loved ones involved Nov. 7 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center as about 140 Soldiers from 514th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) and 547th Medical Company (Area Support) returned home.

  • Local students show Veterans Day spirit to Fort Lewis Soldiers

    Nov 14, 2008

    Woodbrook Middle School, in Lakewood, Wash., celebrated a day early with a Veterans Day Assembly, Monday that included a guest speaker and color guard from Fort Lewis. Many of the school's students are children of Soldiers. They took a personal interest in celebrating the contributions of veterans.

  • Fort Lewis provides advice for future careers

    Nov 14, 2008

    Fort Lewis employment services explain how early job experiences can be leveraged into higher paying careers.

  • Commentary: Fort Lewis mom chalks it up to lessons learned

    Nov 14, 2008

    Fort Lewis Army Wife Michelle Cuthrell is the author of Aca,!A"Behind the Blue-Star Banner: A Memoir from the Home Front." She is a regular contributor to Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Northwest Guardian.

  • Support network available to help Fort Lewis families cope with suicide

    Nov 14, 2008

    Those who have lost loved ones to suicide need support, information and healing. They can find those tools for coping with loss Nov. 22 at National Survivors of Suicide Day.

  • Fort Lewis to be pilot site for pre-kindergarten program

    Nov 14, 2008

    Helping the children of Army families deal with the unique challenges they face in their schooling is always a priority for Fort Lewis leaders. That is true, even for the youngest of students. Fort Lewis is one of eight Army installations selected to test a new pre-kindergarten program called Strong Beginnings, which will start Jan. 5.

  • Fort Lewis helped Casey, Army find balance

    Nov 14, 2008

    Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey discusses how visits with I CorpsAca,!a,,c Soldiers helped develop his goals for the Army.

  • I Corps gets 'rave reviews' from Chief of Staff for training performance

    Nov 14, 2008

    I Corps received an enthusiastic thumbs-up last weekend from the highest level of the Army hierarchy. Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. praised the performance of the I Corps headquarters during its recent two-week mission readiness exercise.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Nov. 11 celebrates service, sacrifices of past 90 years

    Nov 6, 2008

    Ninety years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month Aca,!" the guns fell silent over the bloody battlefields of Europe after four years of slaughter, ending World War I.

  • Fort Lewis WTU important step on road to recovery

    Nov 6, 2008

    The experiences of two Wounded Warriors demonstrate the importance of the Warrior Transition Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center in returning these Soldiers to health, and reintegrating them with families, friends and units.

  • Fort Lewis workshops to help children cope

    Nov 6, 2008

    Parents struggling with childrenAca,!a,,cs fears about deployments now have a place to share their challenges, thanks to a new Army Community Services workshop series that started Oct. 27. Children and Deployment Workshops for Parents aim at helping children accept and better understand a parentAca,!a,,cs absence because of military deployments.

  • Deal or no deal: Soldiers learn to handle variables of modern battlefield

    Nov 6, 2008

    Shots rang out from the tops of towers and inside buildings as the five Stryker vehicles of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment entered the raw sewage water treatment plant near Solo Point. Intel received during the early morning hours alerted a platoon to a chemist poisoning a townAca,!a,,cs water supply, and so the SoldiersAca,!a,,c situational training exercise, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Tomahawk Shock,Aca,!A? had begun.

  • Make a movie - save a life

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the launch of a peer-to-peer video competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents and save lives.

  • 'Support the Strong' this holiday season

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker launched it's 'Support the Strong' campaign today, focusing on post donation-supported charities.

  • Rucker community teams to prepare Families

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker prepares Families for natural and manmade disasters.

  • Watchdogs prepare to deploy: Headquarters makes history with first OIF deployment

    Nov 3, 2008

    The 8th Military Police Brigade, "Watchdogs", cased their colors during a ceremony on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 31. This is the first deployment for the brigade in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • Soldiers volunteer to make a difference

    Oct 31, 2008

    Once a year, Fort Lewis organizations and units adopt volunteer projects, either on or off post. This year, Fort Lewis volunteers supported eight local communities Oct. 24 and 25.

  • Butterflies lead to new live-fire capability

    Oct 31, 2008

    Thank black, white and orange TaylorAca,!a,,cs checkerspot butterflies with their 2-inch wingspans for a new, realistic Fort Lewis training venue. Likewise thank the Euphydryas editha taylori, as theyAca,!a,,cre also known, for helping Stryker companies to fulfill the I Corps commanding generalAca,!a,,cs first priority Aca,!" to train units to fight and win.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Medic 'a true hero' on battlefield

    Oct 30, 2008

    A former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division commander returned to Fort Lewis Oct. 23 to pin the nationAca,!a,,cs second-highest award for valor on the chest of one of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs medics. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters, only the 17th awarded since the Vietnam War.

  • Innovative unit training

    Oct 30, 2008

    Four Stryker vehicles of Bravo CompanyAca,!a,,c, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry regiment's 3rd Platoon hit their initial phase line in the late afternoon of Oct. 24, the fourth day of live-fire training on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Range 75.

  • Commentary: Don't take your right to vote for granted

    Oct 30, 2008

    I still remember the first time I saw his eyes Aca,!" dark, deep, but full of pride, staring straight at my husband in his Stryker vehicle as if he were a soldier himself, lifting his pointer finger in the middle of the Mosul streets and proudly displaying the black ink on the pad of that finger. For the first time, that Iraqi man voted. You could read the freedom all over his face. That kind of freedom is the kind of freedom I catch glimpses of in the eyes of the man in my husbandAca,!a,,cs picture Aca,!" the kind of freedom that I imagine he waited in many long lines to experience that first election day. The kind of freedom IAca,!a,,cm confident he will never take for granted. Thank God that people like my husband make that possible every single day. Honor their sacrifices. Vote on Tuesday.

  • Engineers uncase colors in Hawaii

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 130th Engineer Brigade offically uncased their colors during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks Oct. 23. The ceremony formally completed the brigade's move from Germany to Hawaii.

  • Commentary: Keep Halloween safe

    Oct 24, 2008

    Times have changed but it still takes all our efforts to keep Halloween safe.

  • Commentary: Bring domestic violence out of shadows

    Oct 24, 2008

    Domestic violence is like toxic mold Aca,!" it thrives in hidden, dark corners, but dies when exposed to open air. This used to be a hidden crime, if it was taken seriously at all Aca,!" either viewed as a normal part of family life, or as too shameful to be mentioned publicly.That is why Fort Lewis holds campaigns to promote domestic violence prevention. Every member of our community has a role in preventing domestic violence.Through our combined efforts we have a much better chance of pulling the infection into the open, where it can inevitably die and its victims can be returned to health.

  • Careful planning earns 'Quality of Life' award

    Oct 24, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like careful planning to help navigate through a challenging time. Faced with a Aca,!A"summer surgeAca,!A? of 6,500 Soldiers coming home from deployments between April and August 2008 that would swell the post population to 29,000, Fort Lewis officials spent months planning for what came to be known as Aca,!A"Perfect Storm 2008.Aca,!A?

  • Soldiers conduct bilateral training with Japanese allies

    Oct 24, 2008

    In its continuing dedication to supporting Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs areas of responsibilities, I Corps and Fort Lewis played host Oct. 8-19 to the Japan Ground Self-Defense ForceAca,!a,,cs 22nd Regiment for two weeks of bilateral training.

  • Exercise helps I Corps prepare for operational environment in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    I Corps is right in the thick as Phase 5 of the mission rehearsal exercise Unified Endeavor is the final collective training event at the Battle Command Training Center to simulate the conditions of operating a Multinational Corps-Iraq in spring 2009. Monday, less than one month after their deployment orders became official, the corps is engaged in a simulation from XVII Airborne CorpsAca,!a,,c point of view on a graduated time scale that supports an area that currently contains roughly 135,000 service members.

  • Soldier earns rare honor for heroic actions in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    The deep boom of an explosion shook the ground and awoke Staff Sgt. Christopher Waiters from sleep on April 5, 2007. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier had bedded down seconds before at the end of a nine-hour guard-duty shift in Old Baqubah. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device had detonated on a street nearby, engulfing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its crew in flames. That insurgent attack led to the events that culminated in WaitersAca,!a,,c receiving a Distinguished Service Cross, only the 17th awarded since the war on terrorism began and the first to a Fort Lewis-based Soldier.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 91 years

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday Oct. 24 at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

  • Warriors work together for WPI

    Oct 23, 2008

    During the War Path I exercise at Camp Casey, 210th Fires Brigade's Thunder Inn Dining Facility Soldiers received reinforcement from Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion's Kimbourne Dining Facility at Camp Red Cloud.

  • Breaching doors let Soldiers feel impact

    Oct 22, 2008

    The best training a Soldier can receive in the Army is as realistic as possible. That's why Company E, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment used live demolitions during urban operations training Oct. 9 at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex.

  • MASCAL tests readiness of Area 1 medics

    Oct 22, 2008

    Area 1 Soldiers and Civilians participated in an Adaptive Focus Antiterrorism Exercise along with Service members from United States Forces Korea and civilian Fire Emergency Services Response units Oct. 15-16.

  • G8 team strives to meet 2ID's financial needs

    Oct 22, 2008

    The G8 office's everyday job is to provide financial analysis and information, and maintain the 2ID Headquarters financial records.

  • Bridging the Gap: Wildcards, 601st ROK aviators exchange technical, cultural expertise

    Oct 22, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation (Air Assault) Regiment, also known as, Wildcards, hosted several members of the Republic of Korea 601st Aviators Battalion Oct. 9 as part of an ongoing officer professional development and exchange program.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • Commentary: It's all business for Soldiers in 'the field'

    Oct 17, 2008

    An Army wife talks about her experiences married to a dedicated young infantry officer.

  • 'Lifestyle Center' coming to Fort Lewis

    Oct 17, 2008

    Imagine a pedestrian-friendly shopping area that features national retailers, brand-name casual dining, state-of-the-art movie theaters and residences just a short walk away. Such Aca,!A"shopping destinationsAca,!A? have become a retailing trend across the U.S., but on military installations' ThatAca,!a,,cs the direction in which the Army & Air Force Exchange Service intends to head in a pilot program that includes Fort Lewis.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • Taking support of troops to new heights

    Oct 10, 2008

    Support the Troops signs are not unusual, but seeing someone holding that message on top of the highest peak in Africa is another story. ThatAca,!a,,cs what Naomi Cheever, who works at the Northwest Adventure Center, did. She stood at the 19,340 foot summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Aug. 28, holding a Support the Troops flag.

  • Japanese, American Soldiers come together for bilateral exercise

    Oct 10, 2008

    Usually separated by an ocean, they have come together this month at Fort Lewis in pursuit of the same goals. Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday on North Fort Lewis for Rising Warrior 2008, a bilateral training exercise involving Fort LewisAca,!a,,c 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, and the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Rising Warrior will continue through Oct. 20.

  • Partnership aids Soldiers in need of state services

    Oct 10, 2008

    Soldiers facing financial challenges now can find more help than ever without leaving post. Late last month, Fort Lewis Army Community Service formed a partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to provide better access for Soldiers and their families.

  • Live-fire training in real time

    Oct 10, 2008

    17th Fire Brigade units help add sense of realism to exercise Aca,!" Units from Fort LewisAca,!a,,c newest brigade, the 17th Fires Brigade, added an element of realism to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center in September. The three firing batteries of 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery, along with a meteorological team from F Target Acquisition Battery and a number of support Soldiers, traveled to Yakima to provide support during live-fire training conducted by the Stryker brigade. The 5th Brigade is preparing for deployment to Southwest Asia in early 2009.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.