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  • 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

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow". Making their first visit to Fort Bragg since taking charge of the Army's largest command, Thurman and FORSCOM's new top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, spent an event-filled Thursday, on post, meeting with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders and Soldiers, attending the 1st Theater Support Command's change of command ceremony and touring the headquarters construction site.

  • River Assault 2010!

    Jul 19, 2010

  • Combined U.S., Malaysian forces achieve mission success

    Jul 19, 2010

    In an effort to build relations and sharpen U.N.-focused, peace support operational skills, U.S. and Malaysian service members have combined their expertise and talents for an intense, one-week, command post exercise here as part of U.S. Army, Pacific's Keris Strike 2010 exercise.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • Rebuilding Muqdadiyah

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - There is far more to the infantry mission in Iraq these days than closing with and destroying the enemy. The first 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers who returned last month from Iraq - 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment - spent the tour expanding their resumes beyond standard warrior tasks. For every full-spectrum combat operation, the battalion helped reconstruct Iraqi society - from building a classroom to reviving a marketplace and even reincarnating a local bank.

  • AAFES begins 'prepping for the troops' return' to JBLM

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is gearing up for one of the largest influx of troops in Joint Base Lewis-McChord history. Approximately 18,000 service members will return to the base from deployments over the next few months.

  • Commentary:Our choices impact others, too

    Jul 16, 2010

    Accidents don't just happen. The old cliche that they do is a crutch no one can afford to lean on. Things that just happen aren't your fault. If they just happen no one bears responsibility, no one has a role in prevention.

  • Commentary: Service now grounded in basic values

    Jul 16, 2010

    Want to know what the Armed Forces add to our society' Just ask a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine. The answers tend to be pretty positive - even uplifting. And they also represent yet another sign of the remarkable change that has taken place in the Armed Forces.

  • JBLM athlete falls short of goals at nationals

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Anyone who has rushed from one flight to another knows that it's a nerve-wracking experience. It can be even worse in track and field, however. Competing in the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships late last month at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Mai felt rushed between hammer-throw attempts. The time between "flights" had been trimmed from 30 to 15 minutes. As a result, Mai, commander of the 9th Financial Management Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, finished a disappointing 11th at the national championships after entering the event ranked among the nation's best.

  • Young JBLM boxer fourth at USA tournament

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Janae Jackson, who took up the sport less than a year ago at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Boxing Academy, placed fourth in her weight class at last month's 2010 USA Boxing Junior National Championships at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Summer fun heating up at JBLM Splash Park

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Summer days are upon us, and thanks to the Army Family Covenant, Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members and their families can access a small piece of paradise without having to go far. Still considered one of JBLM's best-kept secrets by many, the Splash Park has been open for several weeks and is providing much-needed relief from the heat.

  • Munitions turn-in program shows promise in Kandahar

    Jul 16, 2010

    In Afghanistan's Kandahar province, residents living in the districts to the north are taking advantage of the U.S. Department of Defense's Small Rewards Program, and as a result, countless lives are being saved.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • First wave of FORSCOM staff carries 'torch' to North Carolina

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (July 13, 2010) - The first of many Soldiers and Civilian staff members of the Army's largest command gathered today at their headquarters to mark the official start of U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Dubbed the "Torch Party" departure ceremony, the event included hundreds of FORSCOM staffers, who assembled to recognize 13 members of the first wave of their fellow headquarters personnel departing for North Carolina. These initial "torchbearers" will be joined at Fort Bragg by 37 other FORSCOM staff members from Fort McPherson as they plant the Command's forward element's guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg. The mission of the 50-member Torch Party is to begin preparations for the arrival of hundreds with the FORSCOM Advance Echelon to Bragg in October.

  • Madigan Soldiers teach Joint Base Lewis-McChord students basic first aid

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Children anxious to finish their last week of 5th grade and begin enjoying the summer received some important information that will help make play-time even safer for them - first aid tips from Madigan Army Medical Center military and civilian staff members.

  • Army medical residents receive world-class health care training

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord, Wash. - New medical residents to Madigan Healthcare System descended on Andersen Simulation Center last month to take part in a day-long Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support marathon training course. The course was condensed from two days into one so the residents could have more trainng time and be ready to provide their medical expertise on Madigan's ward and department floors by July 1, said Cheri Randall, Life Support Programs manager.

  • Warriors build homes for Tacoma Families

    Jul 13, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - Soldiers picked up hammers and paintbrushes to help build five homes for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Families in east Tacoma June 23 to 25. About 30 Soldiers and staff volunteered for the Warrior Transition Battalion's second annual build to contribute to affordable housing for local Families in need.

  • Army Families now have one-stop shop for behavioral health services

    Jul 13, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System wants to let the thousands of spouses and children of deployed service members know that they have not been forgotten, and behavioral health help is here for them thanks to the Child and Family Assistance Center.

  • Warrior Forge/Madigan

    Jul 13, 2010

    Staff Sgt. David Kolodziejczak, from the 3274th U. S. Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C., draws blood out of the arm of an ROTC cadet during the Leader Development and Assessment Course, or Warrior Forge, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis-North July 6. Madigan Army Medical Center staff members oversee the physical exam portion of the Warrior Forge mission, conducting medical screenings, blood draws and immunizations for more than 6,500 cadets. To get all the cadets through the exam process, Madigan brings in Reservists from across the country. "Without the Reservists, this mission wouldn't happen," said Staff Sgt. MIchael Young, noncommissioned officer in charge of the phsyical exam project. "The Reservists get the job done."

  • Army's largest command welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 13, 2010

    Guns fired in salute as the Army's largest command welcomed its 16th Command Sergeant Major during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in front of U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, July 12.

  • Army nursing students save patient's life in Madigan parking lot

    Jul 13, 2010

    Two practical nursing course students used Army medical skills and quick instincts to save the life of a patient suffering from a heart attack June 25, outside Madigan Army Medical Center.

  • US supported radio network connects Afghan citizens, leaders in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2010

    U.S. Special Operations Forces are assisting Afghans in providing citizens of southern Afghanistan with up-to-date news, information and entertainment.

  • U.S. Special Operations Teams deliver goods, double-up Afghan school's occupancy rate in Kandah

    Jul 13, 2010

    Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan recently donated supplies to a school in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province.

  • Afghan, U.S. Special Forces destroy insurgent munitions

    Jul 13, 2010

    Afghan and U.S. Special Operations Forces conduct an operation in Kandahar Province. The force discovers and destroys cache of explosives.

  • FORSCOM bids farewell to retiring CSM Carey

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 12, 2010) - "The steel mill closed...I was tending bar, working for a plumber, and I saw a John Wayne movie...," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey, U.S. Army Forces Command, when asked why a young man from Phoenixville, Pa. joined the Army in 1977. When Carey passes responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling July 12, 2010, he will have spent more than four years as the senior enlisted Soldier of FORSCOM and more than 33 years in uniform. With dozens of commendations during the last three decades, Carey served in every leadership position from team leader to command sergeant major.

  • Afghan, U.S. forces destroy roadside bombs in Zabul

    Jul 10, 2010

    Afghan security forces, partnered with members of a U.S. Special Operations team, located and destroyed two improvised explosive devices placed on a highway in Zabul province July 6.

  • ANSF, USSOF conduct civil affairs operations in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 10, 2010

    Afghan and International Security Forces are assisting local residents throughout Southern Afghanistan this July with a series of community-based projects in an effort to improve the lives of local citizens.

  • Afghan, U.S. forces destroy IED, protect children in Kandahar

    Jul 10, 2010

    The Afghan National Police, assisted by members of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, destroyed an improvised explosive device planted in a soccer field in Khakrez district in northern Kandahar province July 3.

  • Holy shrine renovating district life in north Kandahar

    Jul 10, 2010

    At the base of the Shah Maksud mountains in northern Kandahar province beams an eye-catching structure visible from well over a mile away. This bright, teal minaret shines like a beacon to those passing through the valley. This site, regarded as the third holiest Islamic site in all of Afghanistan, is being renovated by Afghan workers with assistance by U.S. Special Operations Forces.

  • Army Ground Forces Band baton passes to new commander

    Jul 8, 2010

    Maj. Domingos Robinson relinquished command of The Army Ground Forces Band to Capt. Treg Ancelet during change of command ceremonies at Fort McPherson, Ga., July 8, 2010.

  • AKO security changes block access for some; users urged to take action

    Jul 8, 2010

    A recent series of beind-the-scenes security changes at Army Knowledge Online has caused some users to no longer be able to access the web-based portal.

  • Casualty assistance officers help families find light in darkness

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army has come a long way from the days of Vietnam, when families of service members killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss. Today, the Army sends trained notification teams, followed rapidly by casualty assistance officers to guide families through decision-making and completion of the necessary paperwork for all the benefits they have coming to them.

  • JBLM spouse faces a painful, new reality

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. Met by two service members, a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

    Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S Army Reserve Command met to coordinate the next milestone in Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Army assesses "self-healing" waveform for platoon-level communications

    Jun 30, 2010

    The U.S. Army concluded its three-week assessment of a waveform that could help separated squads maintain communications despite terrain and obstructions, during its annual integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix on June 25. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics cenA,A!ter conducted a 36 node assessment of the Soldier Radio Waveform in a relevant field environment. This was done to gauge the waveform's ability to support platoon-level data and voice traffic from the rifleman up to the squad leader. When squads spread out, they can potentially loose communications due to obstructions in the terrain. SRW is "exciting" because the network "self heals" its fragmented connectivity by leveraging other squad radios using the waveform.

  • Rain chills athletes in cold, wet sprint-distance triathlon on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 25, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Water plays a big role in every triathlon. Usually, however, it's confined to the swim portion of the race. That was not the case Saturday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where the first event of the 2010 Triple Threat Triathlon Series featured rain-soaked bike and run courses, as well. Competitors swam a half-mile in American Lake before cycling 15 miles and finishing with a three-mile run.

  • Home-style hangout: JBLM recreation center reopens after $4.5 million facelift

    Jun 25, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers living in barracks have one less excuse to feel confined to them. After being closed for nearly 18 months, Nelson Recreation Center reopened its doors in a ceremony June 17. Originally built in 1960, the center underwent major renovations. It's all a part of the Army Family Covenant's promise to improve quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

  • I Corps CSM thanks community for its support

    Jun 25, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - As part of I Corps' efforts to stay connected with surrounding communities, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe updated the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee on the return of I Corps from a deployment in Iraq and preparations for the return of 18,000 more Soldiers and Airmen throughout the summer.

  • Mariners hold special night for Army birthday

    Jun 25, 2010

    SEATTLE - Spectators cheered as I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe of Joint Base Lewis-McChord stepped up to the Safeco Field pitcher's mound, June 18, and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Seattle Mariners' home game against the Cincinnati Reds on "Army Night," a celebration of the Army's 235th birthday.

  • Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 24, 2010)-Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) earlier today, to attend a series of presentations from FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman and other FORSCOM officials. The purpose of the secretary's visit was for him to enhance his knowledge of FORSCOM's mission and current operations. Briefing topics included FORSCOM's role as an Army Command and an Army Service Component Command, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process, and the operational transition of the Reserve Component.

  • Army dominates 2010 Interservice Pistol Championship

    Jun 21, 2010

    The Army prevailed once again as Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit dominated the competition at the 51st Interservice Pistol championship matches held here June 14-18. Staff Sgt. Robert Park won the individual championship and U.S. Army Blue won the team title.

  • 17th FiB prepares to depart Iraq

    Jun 19, 2010

    17th Fires Brigade Soldiers show their replacements the ropes and prepare their equipment for redeployment to Fort Lewis, Wash. The 17th FiB turned over authority for U.S. efforts in Basra to the 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, on June 17.

  • Brigade transfer of authority marks reduction in forces

    Jun 19, 2010

    A transfer-of-authority ceremony marked a significant reduction of forces in southern Iraq as the 17th Fires Brigade relinquished control over operations in Basra Province to the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Local food bank network benefits from JBLM scavenger hunt

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - In Pink tutus and with huge smiles plastered on their faces, the "Pretty Pink Princesses" crossed the finish line first during the 10th annual scavenger hunt June 12. Members from several teams gathered nonperishable food items for the Fish Food Bank Network, which helps military families in need, and "raced" to locations throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Joing Base Lewis-McChord preparing for Warrior Forge

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Preparing tomorrow's battlefield leaders for the austere conditions found in forward deployed areas is a tough mission. Preparing the training areas and schedules for the Leader Development and Assessment Course can be even tougher. For the past few months, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment has been hard at work setting the stage for Warrior Forge 2010.

  • Mariners shortstop 'thankful' for troops

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With friends and family in the military, Josh Wilson knows about the values of duty and personal sacrifice. He's seen them up close. That's why the Seattle Mariner shortstop considered making the 50-mile trip south to Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 1 the least he could do.

  • Soldiers charged in Afghan killings

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD. Wash. - Charges were preferred Tuesday evening against three additional Soldiers who are accused in the deaths of three Afghan civilians between January and May 2010.

  • JBLM triathlete returns to All-Army team competition after two-year absence

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - In 2008 he defended his doctoral dissertation. Last year, he defended his country by deploying to Iraq. For those reasons, Mark Orwat has been absent from the Armed Forces Men's Triathlon Championship for two years. He hopes to make a triumphal return as a member of the All-Army team in the 2010 event, which takes place June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif.

  • Rangers receive medals for combat valor

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Valor and sacrifice were recognized during a combat awards ceremony for members of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment June 10.

  • Soldiers train for suicide prevention

    Jun 16, 2010

    Soldiers with the 17th Fires Brigade, deployed to Basra, Iraq, and 21 others from various units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan met for a week-long Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout Cements Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House wanted two concrete patios installed near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Army nurses come together to celebrate 100th birthday with 'one of their own'

    Jun 14, 2010

    Margaret Hollinger's bright eyes lit up as her memory kicked into gear, rewinding time to 60 years ago when she provided medical care to survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp. "It was so difficult, so sad to see human beings treated the way they were," said Hollinger, a retired lieutenant colonel. The hardest scene for her emotionally, she remembered, were the Jewish children who no longer had mothers or fathers to take care of them. "They were just youngsters," she told Madigan Army Medical Center nurses who had come to help celebrate her 100th birthday June 4 in Seattle.

  • Emergency Medicine residents get to know their 'environment'

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance provides foundations to strengthen mind

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ACEP mission is to develop the full potential of Warriors, units and organizations, Family members and Department of the Army civilians using a systematic process to enhance the mental skills essential to the pursuit of personal strength, professional excellence and the Warrior Ethos. Performance Enhancement specialists, or sports psychologists who work for ACEP, will go anywhere and with anyone to help them get the mental edge to perform their job at the highest level possible.

  • Army Warrior Transition Unit Comprehensive Transition Plans now automated

    Jun 14, 2010

    Warriors' comprehensive transition plans received a new look and system June 1 as the automated CTP system officially began.

  • Warrior records music with some friendly help

    Jun 14, 2010

    Sitting in the studio with a member of Heart, Pfc. Dean Baker joined the ranks of 3 Doors Down, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains on May 18 when he recorded his own music at the London Bridge Recording Studios in Seattle. Baker, a Warrior with Charlie Company, made the leap from singing and playing guitar in his barracks to recording a professional album thanks to the non-profit organization Operation Ward 57, which supports Wounded Warriors.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion breaks ground on new complex

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis McChord Warrior Transition Battalion ceremoniously broke ground on a new $52 million, 245,820-square-foot barracks complex project being constructed near Madigan Army Medical Center June 1.

  • FORSCOM/USARC Special Troops Battalion: Fort Bragg-bound commands reach key agreement

    Jun 11, 2010

    A Memorandum of Agreement, formally signed June 7, 2010, prepared by planners for the Base Realignment and Closure 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command puts an end to potential future uncertainty or confusion over "who does what" in C2 as each command prepares for the imminent departure of lead echelons to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as Lt. Gen. Jacoby relinquishes command

    Jun 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Another chapter in the history of I Corps came to a close Tuesday when its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., relinquished his three-year command. With his successor not yet approved by Congress, Jacoby turned over the corps colors to his senior deputy for the interim, Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson.