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  • Expecting parents have valuable resource at McChord Clinic

    Sep 20, 2010

    Staff members at the McChord Clinic have developed a great resource available to Soldiers and Airmen expecting their first child. The Becoming Parents Program is an eight-week course for expecting parents that strengthens Family relationships and communication, leads to better outcomes for children and helps for a more stable Family, according to program director Cyndi Mellor.

  • Don't be embarrassed to get screened for prostate cancer

    Sep 20, 2010

    Prostate cancer was the most highly diagnosed non-skin cancer at Madigan Healthcare System last year. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. Since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there isn't a better time to not only discuss something most men are not knowledgeable about, but also inform men about the recent changes in prostate screening.

  • Inspector General assists redeploying TF Marne brigades

    Sep 20, 2010

  • Lewis-McChord troops head home

    Sep 19, 2010

    Deployed since Sept. 2009 to work with Iraqi Security Forces, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade cased its colors and transferred authority to the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in a ceremony Sept. 15.

  • It's all a learning experience, one Soldier's career path

    Sep 18, 2010

    As the second youngest Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, Pfc. Nanalee Litzsinger has held more full time jobs than most young people her age.

  • Combat Stress Clinic dedicated to fallen Soldier

    Sep 18, 2010

    The new Combat Stress Clinic on the American base at Basra International Airport was named in honor of Sgt. Brandon Maggart in a ceremony Sept. 10.

  • JBLM MPs test communication skills

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Members of the 508th MP Battalion used a prison-break scenario to work on multi-agency coordination.

  • Thousands join in fun, celebration during 8th annual event to honor JBLM service members, families

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The 8th annual Military Family Support Day in Lacey, Wash., brought out thousands of military and civilian families for fun and commemoration.

  • Commentary: 9/11 united nation in common purpose

    Sep 17, 2010

    We should use Sept. 11 as a reminder that for all the diversity of backgrounds and opinions that make up our people, there really are some basic values that bind us together. If we can focus a little more on those things that make us one, rather than on the disagreements that push us apart, I think we will have a better, stronger military and nation.

  • JBLM family travels long road to see their dad's return

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A Mom and two sets of twins arrive in time to greet 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade's return from Iraq.

  • JBLM BOSS event gives singles day to play

    Sep 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Go-karts, arcade games, poker tournaments, jousting, a Velcro "fly wall," billiards, food, beverages and more ... all free and all ways Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers showed its appreciation for single service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Soaring through the clouds

    Sep 16, 2010

    Members of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct an airborne operation Sept. 15, 2010 near Olympia, Wash.

  • Military Police Corps ready to kick off 69th annual Regimental Week

    Sep 15, 2010

    The Military Police Corps will kick off the 69th annual Regimental Week, Saturday, bringing Soldiers and leaders from across the corps and around the world to celebrate and reflect the history of the regiment. The theme of this year's anniversary week is "The Army's Triple Strand of Strength: Military Police Corps Regiment," to recognize the three specialties of the regiment that work together to support the Army's mission: military police, correction specialists and the criminal investigation division.

  • Army geneticists map Xs and Ys to enhance patients' care

    Sep 13, 2010

    The doctor explained the risks and certain words started to stick out. Surgery...cancer... children. It's difficult to imagine what it would feel like to have cancer at a young age with children at home. However, genetic testing can offer patients a chance to avoid that situation and it could make all the difference in the world for their health care.

  • Musicians revisit COB Speicher

    Sep 13, 2010

    Hammer of the Broads, an all-female tribute band to Led Zeppelin, performed at COB Speicher Sept. 8.

  • Fallen Soldier honored by unit, friends

    Sep 11, 2010

    Sgt. Brandon Maggart was sleeping when the sirens went off August 22. Seconds after the warning, a rocket struck the roof of his housing unit on Basra,. Fellow Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment rushed to his side providing medical aid. He was removed from the room and rushed to the troop medical clinic emergency room.

  • Sgt. Cadavius Summerall knows the value of service

    Sep 11, 2010

  • Airborne Operation at Joint Base Lewis McChord

    Sep 10, 2010

    Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct an airborne operation at Solo Point, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. Sept. 1, 2010.

  • Soldiers battle for combatives title

    Sep 10, 2010

    Combat grappling took on the glitz and drama of UFC, as competitors vied for titles as toughest fighters on JBLM.

  • Sacrifice inspires Soldiers to compete in Half Ironman

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Special Forces Soldiers are used to gruelling physical training. Being ready to deploy in support of special operations worldwide means staying fit. However, even some special operators might balk at the thought of doing a triathlon during their off time. Special Forces Maj. Scott Morley and a team of current and ex-Soldiers will compete in the Patriots Half Ironman competition in Williamsburg, Va., Saturday.

  • Honor etched in stone: New monument bears the names of 41 fallen 5th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Slightly shaking, eye's filled with sorrow, Dan Graham's finger's traced the name of his son, Spc. Kevin Graham, one of the 41 fallen 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Soldiers names now etched in stone at Puyallup Veteran's Memorial at Pioneer Park.

  • JBLM making street pedestrian-friendly

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A primary avenue on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis Main will become a boulevard in 2012. The redesigned thoroughfare will be more attractive and more pedestrian friendly.

  • JBLM partnership with local schools focuses on student needs

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a culture where students rotate in and out of schools, teaching children on a military installation adds to the everyday challenges of being a teacher. A partnership among schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Madigan Army Medical Center is helping ease some of that stress.

  • For love of the game

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Four military retirees find a way to give back to the golf course they love.

  • 2nd Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. rolls out ready for history

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Hundreds of Soldiers, family members and supporters of the newly reflagged 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, a Stryker brigade combat team, were on hand at the unit's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North to witness the brigade's rollout Aug. 31.

  • 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament registration ongoing

    Sep 10, 2010

    Registration is ongoing for the 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Paul R. Smith Fitness Center Oct. 1-3, 2010, and is hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the U.S Army Combatives School.

  • Thurman Patriot Day speech honors 9/11 victims and Soldiers demonstrating nation's resolve

    Sep 9, 2010

    Gen James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the keynote address during a solemn Patriot Day ceremony at Fort McPherson, Ga. He honored the victims of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorist attacks and commended America's Soldiers who have demonstrated this nation's resolve to beat the perpetrators of oppression. He said, "None of us knows exactly the sacrifices that might lie ahead. But what is certain is the outcome. We will win!"

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2010

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers recall their thoughts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, when passengers determined their jet would be used to attack another target.

  • Afghanistan OP defense leads to Army's second-highest decoration

    Sep 8, 2010

    Only 20 of more than 1.5 million troops who have deployed in the war on terrorism earned the Distinguished Service Cross. Now a Fort Benning-based Soldier can be added to the list.

  • Patterson Assumes Command of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 7, 2010

    Brigadier General LaWarren V. Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater), Sept. 8, 2010 during a ceremony at Fort. Gordon, Ga.

  • Austin leads USF-I into New Dawn

    Sep 4, 2010

    As Gen. Raymond T. Odierno transferred leadership of USF-I to Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, the world seemed to be watching.

  • Therapy takes many forms - Professionals learn how 'Horses for Heroes' programs helps woun

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a dusty ring at the Fort Lewis Riding Club, Debbi Fisher patiently worked with "Vision," a 7-year-old American Paint horse chosen for his gentle nature. Soon, Fisher and Bob Woelk, RTR executive director, were surrounded by dozens of professionals from Warrior Transition Units and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices from around the western region who gathered beneath the shade of nearby trees to learn how RTR's "Horses for Heroes" could help wounded warriors.

  • McHugh to fight for families

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - During an interview with the Northwest Guardian, the secretary of the Army pledged his continued support for services as Congress considers next year's budget.

  • Massive Construction, Renovation Project Preserves History, Tradition - From Roof Lines to Floor Til

    Sep 3, 2010

    To maintain the traditional look of the historic Main Post area of Fort Bragg, N.C., and to preserve the original appearance and original materials of historic buildings under renovation; new construction and remodeling being done to facilitate the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg has been closely coordinated with the N.C. State Historical Preservation Office. From new roof lines to historic windows and floor tile, supporting contract firms and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking appropriate measures to maintain the historic symbolism, aesthetics and atmosphere that have always been an important part of living and working on the Fort Bragg cantonment.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward) Photo Update, August 23 -

    Aug 31, 2010

    A compendium of images highlighting the work being done at Fort Bragg, N.C. to prepare for the BRAC 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command from Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • ROC drill works out difficult DOL issues

    Aug 31, 2010

    The rehearsal of concept drill took place Aug. 24-26 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, Iowa. The Army Materiel Command will take over operational control of all DOL functions located in the United States on Oct. 1. The Army Sustainment Command through its Army Field Support Brigades will manage the DOLs. Resource and personnel transfer of DOLs worldwide is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011.

  • USF-I Command Sgt. Maj. pays final visit to troops

    Aug 31, 2010

    On Aug. 23, Wilson headed out from Camp Victory on his last tactical ground movement by MRAP, bound for Contingency Operating Site Kalsu to visit Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

  • Secretary of the Army pledges support for Soldier, family programs

    Aug 27, 2010

    The secretary of the Army spent two days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week, getting a firsthand view of its services and facilities.

  • Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians host professional development clinic

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians hosted "A Day with Joe Gransden," Aug. 26. An Atlanta-based performer and recording artist, Gransden is considered a leading international authority on Big Band Jazz. Working with the Jazz Guardians throughout the day-long event, Gransden used his vast professional experiences and knowledge to make an immediate impact on the sound of the band. The 40 attendees left with a better understanding of strategies that can be used in creating a professional Big Band sound.

  • Survivor outreach 'near and dear' to JBLM volunteer's heart

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Tina Robbings spends about as much time in other people's offices as some do in their own. The difference is that they are getting paid, and she is not. Robbings donates time to several organizations, but the one she considers most meaningful is Survivor Outreach Services.

  • New JBLM townhomes move-in ready

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The wait for new housing is over for some Joint Base Lewis-McChord families. Equity Residential hosted an Open House Aug. 18, inviting the community to experience brand- new, upgraded townhomes, which are available to those in grades O1 through O5 and E7 through E9.

  • Commentary: Make recycling your mission, too

    Aug 27, 2010

    We live in a throw-away world. The average American family seems to produce a house-sized pile of trash every year. When we can all see the limitations of our resources, it defies logic and simple common sense to continue our wasteful ways. A big part of the solution is here and it's easy - recycling.

  • JBLM officials point out dangers of 'spice'

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The message is clear: Be aware and steer clear of "spice." Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division is warning military members against the use and possession of an intoxicant that has become the subject of much debate in civilian circles.

  • I Corps re-shifts its focus to Pacific

    Aug 27, 2010

    With news of the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel less than five months old, this year's annual exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2010, is a timely reminder of I Corps' defense commitments to the country's Asian-Pacific allies.

  • Courtesy patrols to maintain good community relations

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being proactive and maintaining strong community relationships provide the focus for "courtesy patrols" being instituted Thursday.

  • Community programs help JBLM Soldiers transition to workforce

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Whether returning from a deployment or re-entering the civilian workforce, service members have a lot of decisions to make. There are dozens of organizations on Joint Base Lewis-McChord designed to help transitioning service members, and the help doesn't stop there.

  • JBLM CDC students learn about 'three R's'

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - There's an Earth-friendly movement afoot at Child Development Centers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A team of sustainability experts is partnering with the CDCs to deliver a simple message: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command Forward (Forward), Week in Review,

    Aug 26, 2010

    A compendium of images and captions highlighting the activites at the forward locations of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the week of August 16-22, 2010.

  • Utilizing the Army's Newest Equipment, the Army Evaluation Task Force Digs in for its Company S

    Aug 26, 2010

    The 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) recently battled through two weeks of rough terrain and triple digit heat to test the Brigade Combat Team Modernization equipment during their company level Situational Training Exercise (STX).

  • USF-I ushers in New Dawn

    Aug 22, 2010

    To ensure they are providing the best support to the ISF and the government of Iraq, AABs are tailored to the unique operations environment where they operate. The units are augmented with as many as 24 specialty teams such as engineering, transportation, investigative and forensic specialists, counter explosives and counterterrorism and training.

  • Memory quilt celebrates lives of 5th Bn., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers' lives

    Aug 16, 2010

    5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Family members, friends and colleagues were invited to sign the quilt by Judy Fattor and other volunteers from Okubo during the brigade's change of command ceremony.

  • New singing group at Madigan exudes 'Care With Compassion'

    Aug 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Healthcare System has taken its slogan "Care With Compassion" to a whole new level by forming a professional choir aptly named the Care With Compassion Singers. The singers debuted their talents July 22 during Madigan's monthly Awards Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • Madigan, City of Tacoma connected through environment, technology achievements

    Aug 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System and the City of Tacoma have become linked together through Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Community Connections Program.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 9-15, 2010

    Aug 14, 2010

    A compendium of photographic highlights from the forward location of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Still making his pitch

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS_MCCHORD, Wash. - At 37, Bill King is not the youngest first lieutenant in the Army, but probably the only one under contract with a Major League Baseball franchise. He is certainly the only Army officer to have coaxed a spring-training pop flyout off the bat of Ken Griffey Jr. in his prime.

  • Mullen puts focus on troops

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - As U.S. forces approach nine years in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, attending to the needs of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines has become a primary focus. The senior-ranking officer in the U.S. armed forces empha-sized that priority this week during a trip to the Pacific Northwest.

  • JBLM MOS library to boost Soldier learning

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers and Airmen looking to brush up on their military occupational specialties have a place to do so thanks to the Army Continuing Education System. Personnel from ACES celebrated the grand opening of an MOS Library Aug. 2, at Stone Education Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis-Main.

  • Feeling good about Tarmiyah

    Aug 13, 2010

    BAGHDAD - As the third and final 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, unit to serve in Tarmiyah during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment had the honor of transferring authority of JSS Tarmiyah to the Iraqi security forces, along with a sense of stability that hasn't been seen in the area in many years.

  • Last U.S. combat brigade leaving Iraq

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE CONSTITUTION, Iraq - General Raymond Odierno, commander of United States Forces-Iraq, Abdel Qader Jassim, Iraqi Minister of Defense and other senior U.S. and Iraqi leaders, watched as two Iraqi and three American soldiers marched crisply across the parade field to a display where their units' colors and their nations' flags flew in the wind. The U.S. Soldiers, members of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, removed the American flags from the display.

  • Army under secretary has high praise for JBLM Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An Army leader left Joint Base Lewis-McChord this week impressed with what he saw. Joseph Westphal, the under secretary of the Army, spent Aug. 2 and 3 reviewing JBLM and I Corps programs, receiving briefings, promoting an officer and sharing lunch with newly redeployed Stryker Soldiers. His impression at the end of the first day, he said, was of "the tremendous variety of things going on here."

  • Golf clinic benefits wounded vets

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - During the 31st annual U.S. Senior Open July 26 to Aug. 1, professional golfers and host Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish honored service members and their families and held a special clinic for wounded warriors.

  • For love of the game

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - As her high school softball team's three-time defensive player of the year, Stephanie Hoard no doubt robbed plenty of hits from opposing batters. One would expect no less from someone who hails from a place called Thief River Falls, Minn. The real crime, however, would have been leaving her off the list of invitees to the All-Army women's softball trial camp, which runs Aug. 25 to Sept. 17 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

  • Local community comes together for troops

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Not all Soldiers have loved ones to welcome them home from deployments. In an effort to make sure no Soldier comes home feeling unappreciated, the mayor of Gig Harbor and his wife are making sure no Soldier goes home to an empty barracks room. The community of Gig Harbor pulled together and collected hundreds of snacks and toiletries for Soldiers assigned to 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

  • JBLM students receive commissary scholarships

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Finding money for college can be a challenge during a difficult economy. For eight Joint Base Lewis-McChord youths, financing their education just became easier thanks to the award of the 2010 Commissary Scholarship Program July 29.

  • JBLM class introduces spouses to military life

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military spouse means being part of a culture completely different from that of civilians. It can prove overwhelming at times, but with a little extra time and effort, it doesn't have to be. The Army Family Team Building program is offering "Military Spouse 101" for anyone interested in learning more about the military and how it pertains to their everyday life.

  • I Corps honors civilians for their service

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - It was time to honor inductees during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Civilian Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at the American Lake Community Center Aug. 5.

  • JBLM camp helps kids cope with military life

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military child has its challenges. One of those challenges is understanding their mom or dad's role as a Soldier. At least one group of children at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is ahead of their peers in doing just that. Fifty-two children, ages 5 to 12, participated in the third annual deployment camp, hosted by 555th Engineer Brigade.

  • Army Reserve 'Sailors,' Joint Forces Bring Hope to Remote Alaskan People

    Aug 13, 2010

    Exercise Alaska Move is a five-year operation to build and relocate a native Yup'ik village deep in the Alaska bush.

  • Preparing Signal Officers, Soldiers for the Fight

    Aug 9, 2010

    The article is overall about preparing Signal Officers and Soldiers for the Fight and specifically about a FORSCOM initiative of Signal Support Teams or SST's.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 2-8, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010

    Images capturing the progress of the BRAC-Directed relocation of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • Double 'TEC,' at Operation River Assault 2010

    Aug 3, 2010

  • Army rifle shooters knock 'em down at Interservice Championship

    Aug 3, 2010

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition to uphold the Army's reputation as the military's best marksmen and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all Interservice marksmanship championships in 2010-Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol Interservice competitions, as a team and individually.

  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires after more than 38 years service to natio

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Aug. 2, 2010) - The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired here today after 38 years service to the Army and the nation. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, had served as the deputy commander at FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006 when he arrived, following service in Iraq. Hosted by Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM's commanding general, the Soldiers and Civilian staff gathered at the field in front of FORSCOM Headquarters for the ceremony to honor Peterson.

  • Army deploys innovative battery-recharging kit

    Aug 2, 2010

    The Army has begun deploying battery-recharging kits that run on renewable energy to Afghanistan. The Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System, or REPPS, combines solar panels, connectors and adaptors for increased charging options.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Visits FORSCOM/USARC Construction Site

    Aug 2, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph Westphal visited the new home of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command during a two-day swing through Fort Bragg, N.C., July 30, 2010.

  • Puerto Rico National Guard-led Battle Group assumes mission in Eastern Kosovo

    Jul 31, 2010

    A new U.S.-led KFOR battle group, predominately based out of Puerto Rico, officially took over responsibility of Multinational Battle Group East today, joining units from six other nations, all of which are supporting the NATO mission of maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all the people in Kosovo.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord outdoor adventure: 'The ultimate rush'

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Outdoor Recreation specialists here have a full slate of high adventure trips planned over the rest of the summer - perfect to help returning Soldiers unwind, or let new arrivals discover the thrills of life in the Pacific Northwest.

  • JBLM Triathlete has sights set on Kona

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Bruce Antonowicz will test his mettle in October during the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii

  • JBLM awards ceremony to honor selfless service of civilians

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Selfless service will be recognized and celebrated when three more names are added to the Civilian Hall of Fame on display at the I Corps Headquarters building Thursday.

  • Former FORSCOM Soldier returns home as a civilian SES

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 29, 2010) - Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commander, official affirmed Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 William "Bill" T. Lasher into Senior Executive Service (SES) Thursday, during an appointment ceremony at FORSCOM headquarters. "I'm honored to get to this level. The Army is a team "sport," and there are a bunch of folks who helped me get to this level." Lasher said. "It's been a combination of skill, teamwork, and luck for me." In the Army, senior executives are the civilian counterparts of general officers. Some occupy the Army's top civilian management jobs, serving in position within the sustaining scientific and technical experts on whom the Army depends to achieve and sustain technical supremacy. These professionals are also the equivalent of Directors, Vice Presidents, and Chief Executive Officers (CEO's) of medium to large-scale companies in the private sector. Thurman said Lasher's recently obtained SES status arrives on the heels of more than 33 year of service to the U.S. Army, which will be instrumental to his success in his new position.

  • Community makes 'kissing pillows' with care

    Jul 30, 2010

    ALLYN, Wash. - At a glance, they might just seem like simple little gifts to promote patriotism. The "Kissing Pillows," made by the Evergreen Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, are hand-stitched and stuffed with care for American Soldiers and their families in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area readying for deployment.

  • 5th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. reflags, redirects

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A Stryker brigade whose only commander said was "conceived under the aegis of Mars" retired its flag and welcomed a new leader last week. The Destroyer Brigade cased its colors July 22 for the first time in its three-year history, when it inactivated to become 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Running to heal, remember

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Wearing blue shirts with "Run To Remember" on the front and names of the brigade's fallen Soldiers on the back, the ladies stretch, socialize, then join hands. One of the wives says a prayer, then closes by reading names of the brigade's 41 fallen service members. It's a reminder to everyone that war comes with a price, and for the wives who lost husbands, it's reassurance that they will not be forgotten.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord seeking ways to help Soldiers at risk for suicide

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With thousands of service members returning from war each year, the Army continuously seeks ways to ease their transitions. For a nation at war for almost a decade, suicide prevention has become increasingly important. Officials are concerned about the rising number of troops attempting to take their own lives.

  • Tough competition brings out the best

    Jul 30, 2010

    Coverage of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from July 26 through July 30

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord NCO receives Silver Star

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A modest NCO received the Army's third-highest award for valor July 22 during the welcome-home ceremony for 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Staff Sgt. Jarrett D. Brown of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, received a Silver Star on Watkins Field at the beginning of a busy ceremony that included the brigade's redesignation and change of command.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition Day 3

    Jul 28, 2010

    Photos depicting Soldiers firing M4 carbine during the rifle range portion of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 28 July.

  • Battle on Kwajalein: First foothold in the Pacific

    Jul 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific historian's office conducted a virtual staff ride to Kwajalein Atoll July 23 as part of Commanding General Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon's year-long Senior Leadership Development Program. He and the senior staff were whisked back to early February 1944 for the U.S. invasion of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands and the attendant lessons learned.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned of the Year Competition Day 2

    Jul 28, 2010

    Photos depict 16 Soldiers competing in a series of events during the U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 27 July.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 27, 2010

    Pfc. Cody R. Dodson, representing III Corps from Fort Hood, Texas, locates an assigned point during the urban orienteering portion during the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned of the Year Competition here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 27. The four-day competition pits eight Soldiers and eight NCOs against one another in order to determine the best of the best from active-duty, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under U.S. Forces Command.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 27, 2010

    Pfc. Cody R. Dodson, representing III Corps from Fort Hood, Texas, plots an assigned point during the urban orienteering event during the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned of the Year Competition here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 27. The four-day competition pits eight Soldiers and eight NCOs against one another in order to determine the best of the best from active-duty, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under U.S. Forces Command.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 27, 2010

    Competing Soldiers listen to instructions from the range cadre for the urban orienteering event of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned of the Year Competition here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 27. The four-day competition pits eight Soldiers and eight NCOs against one another in order to determine the best of the best from active-duty, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under U.S. Forces Command.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 27, 2010

    Competing Soldiers begin to bunch up during the two-mile run portion of the physical fitness event during the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned of the Year Competition here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 27. The four-day competition pits eight Soldiers and eight NCOs against one another in order to determine the best of the best from active-duty, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under U.S. Forces Command.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 27, 2010

    Competitors knock out as many push-ups as they can in the allotted two-minute window during the physical fitness portion of the U.S. Forces Command Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 27. The four-day competition pits eight Soldiers and eight NCOs against one another in order to determine the best of the best from active-duty, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under U.S. Forces Command.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition

    Jul 27, 2010

    100727-A-9396L-001 The 16 Soldiers competing in the U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition receive the Army Physical Fitness Test briefing prior to the second event of the competition here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 27. The four-day competition pits eight Soldiers and eight NCOs against one another in order to determine the best of the best from active-duty, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers under U.S. Forces Command.

  • Utah, Cambodian Soldiers guard children's safety

    Jul 27, 2010

    Utah National Guard Soldiers from the 197th Special Troops Company (Airborne) worked alongside Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Soldiers to complete construction of a local school during the humanitarian and civic assistance project for Angkor Sentinel 2010, July 12 - 30.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition Day 1

    Jul 27, 2010

    Photos from the first day of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year competition. The four-day competition is being held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

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