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  • FORSCOM's Campaign Plan Publication

    Oct 25, 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Col. Dan Baggio, 404-464-5750, FORSCOM's Campaign Plan Publication FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commanding General, General James D. Thurman, will issue the FORSCOM Campaign Plan (2011-2015) on Oct. 26, 2010. "The FORSCOM Campaign Plan describes my vision to man, equip and train our Soldiers to operate in a dynamic, complex environment," said Gen. Thurman. "The plan is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, and focuses on our output-trained and ready forces capable of skillfully executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world our capabilities are needed."

  • FRG leaders learn how to counter impact of multiple, frequent, extended deployments - reintegration

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Teaching gathered Family Readiness Group leaders how to counter the stress they and their Soldiers have faced during more than nine years of war was the focus of the "Reintegration and Mitigating Impacts of Recurring, Frequent and Extended Deployments" breakout session held here Oct. 23. Part of the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium, the session was one of five available to FRG leaders here during day three of the training event. FORSCOM Well-Being Specialists Felix Major and Terrance Spoon led the breakout session, teaching the 470 FRG leaders who represented FORSCOM units from installations nationwide.

  • FORSCOM senior leader finishes Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 24, 2010

    FORSCOM senior leader participates in the Army Ten-miler Race.

  • FRG leaders learn about funding, fundraising

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Knowing when you can and when you can't spend money to support your unit's Family Readiness Group can sometimes be confusing, especially for volunteer FRG leaders. That's why Col. Norman F. Allen, staff judge advocate for U.S. Army Forces Command, led a breakout session today at the third annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium held at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel that included information about funding and fundraising.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders learn about survivor outreach services at annual training symposium

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Survivor Outreach Services experts from Installation Management Command today encouraged the 470 Family Readiness Group leaders, attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here to educate themselves about the benefits of "SOS." Donna Engeman, Survivor Outreach Services survivor advocate and special projects coordinator for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the primary SOS instructor at the training symposium. She is also a survivor who lost her husband when he was killed by an explosively formed penetrating device May 14, 2006 in Iraq.

  • Family readiness group leaders tackle comprehensive Soldier fitness

    Oct 23, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 22, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted the second day of its third annual Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training Symposium Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Hotel by focusing on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. The annual training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • Family Readiness Leaders Get Tips on Health

    Oct 23, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2010) - Colonel Holly Olson, director of medical education in charge of all graduate professional health education at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, spoke to 470 Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders here today, pertaining to maintaining their individual health. The FRG leaders, representing Army units nationwide, are gathered in the nation's capital to attend the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) FRG Training Symposium from Oct. 21 to 27.

  • ItAca,!a,,cs training time for FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 22, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 21, 10)-About 470 Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled Thursday, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2010 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. The symposium is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for FORSCOM FRG leaders while serving as a pipeline for information concerning the introduction of new-and updates for existing-programs and services established to support Soldiers and their Family members.

  • Army explores software transformation initiatives

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" The Army is implementing lessons learned from the Apps for the Army challenge, to support strategic initiatives for Army Software Transformation.

  • Day four of the 2010 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 21, 2010

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers gathered here for the 2010 Department of the Army Soldier and NCO of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition knew day four would be a stress test. Their day started at 5 a.m. as they underwent the rigors of several Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills that forced them to think on their feet under trying, realistic conditions.

  • "What Right Looks Like" - NEW FORSCOM/USARC Battalion Conducts 1st PT Test

    Oct 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2010) - An important cooperative training milestone was reached Tuesday, as leaders of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Special Troops Battalion (STB) administered the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to Soldiers of the battalion for the first time, here.

  • Best Warrior: Day Three

    Oct 20, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 20, 2010) -- Day Three of the annual Best Warrior Competition began with an equipment issue and refresher training on weapons assembly/disassembly and the HUMVEE Egress Assistance Trainer. The training may be critical for the most demanding part of the competition, the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, which dominate the remainder of the five-day event.

  • Army gathers brain data for deploying personnel through ANAM

    Oct 18, 2010

    All Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members, civilians and contractors deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan are mandated to take a 20-minute neurocognitive assessment test through the Department of Defense Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics center located near Madigan Healthcare System.

  • Army health care surveys prvide important data

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys are a 24-question, confidential survey given to patients selected on a random basis by a contractor via U.S. mail. They are designed to provide Madigan's command staff and providers with unique information about how our patients feel about their providers, the services at the hospital and clinics and access to their health care needs. Those surveys have allowed Madigan to enhance, increase, adjust and continue to provide world-class military medicine for all our beneficiaries.

  • An old rose shall bloom again

    Oct 18, 2010

    TUMWATER, Wash. - A Washington State Department of Natural Resources helicopter mechanic discovered a piece of U.S. military history while scavenging for spare parts - the first AH-1 Cobra helicopter to be used in combat in Vietnam.

  • 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the 'Raider Brigade,' uncases colors

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The last combat brigade to leave Iraq prior to President Obama's Aug. 31 deadline and the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the return of the Raider Brigade to Joint Base Lewis-McChord marks the return home of the last of the installation's three Stryker brigades.

  • Trout find home on American Lake

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Officials at Russell Landing Marina will feed them and look after more than 50,000 fingerling rainbow trout in a program to maintain a healthy, fishable population on American Lake.

  • Madigan first to train Army's new Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course

    Oct 18, 2010

    It takes a partnership throughout the medical community to train a good nurse. That's a lesson learned from the Army's Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course being held for the first time in Madigan Healthcare System and some of Tacoma's emergency rooms.

  • Domestic violence scars for life

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The monthlong awareness effort on JBLM features various events to help educate the community on available resources.

  • 'Fire does not discriminate'

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Hundreds of patrons flocked to the Army Family Covenant Arena Saturday to learn more about fire safety and how to keep their loved ones safe in case of a fire emergency.

  • Wounded Warriors receive therapy through horses

    Oct 18, 2010

    The eight-week equine therapy program brings in Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers once a week to Serenity Farms to work with horses volunteered by their owners.

  • Madigan tests mass casualty response

    Oct 18, 2010

    A recent mass casualty exercise by Madigan Healthcare System highlighted the hospital's readiness for an active shooter and a large number of casualties. It came the day of an actual incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Md., where the real life situation mirrored the exercise at Madigan. The goals of the exercise were to test Madigan's implementation of the National Incident Management System for emergency management and to test the increase in security forces at Madigan's hospital and clinics.

  • JBLM Soldier Readiness Processing Center processes 18,000 Soldiers, twice

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Readiness Processing Center recently received accolades for maintaining efficient processes while deploying and redeploying the largest troop contingent since the Korean War.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Oct 18, 2010

    Eight teenagers joined practitioners from the Adolescent Specialty Clinic and participated in Madigan Healthcare System's second teen forum designed to provide them with an outlet to discuss how this war is affecting our Soldier's adolescents.

  • Fort Lee, Sustainment Center of Excellence readies stage for 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- In a few days, a select group of warriors will converge upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills for the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition.

  • Photo Update, U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward), Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 1

    Oct 13, 2010

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

  • Human resource leaders take on BRAC challenges

    Oct 12, 2010

    Human resources leaders from across the post and other locations met at Fort Bragg, Oct. 5 to develop strategies to deal with the impact - good and bad - expected to result from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)-directed relocation of thousands of Army civilian employees.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • US, Iraqi aviators fly joint mission

    Oct 11, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq this March in support of Operation New Dawn, and is now the only aviation brigade in Iraq. The brigade's main mission is the support of ground forces, which involves freedom of maneuver, counter-indirect fire, route clearance, and convoy security. It is also involved in advising and assisting Iraqi aviators across the country. The unit is the first ever enhanced aviation brigade, meaning that it has absorbed other units, becoming a super brigade of sorts. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One." The brigade's work-horse battalion, the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, is actively involved in advising and assisting an Iraqi army Huey squadron on Camp Taji. The two units have completed several missions together in the Baghdad area. Here is a look at their most recent mission.

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: let the healing begin

    Oct 8, 2010

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers learn to deal with post-deployment adrenaline issues.

  • Drive home becomes rescue mission

    Oct 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Spc. Roger E. Dennen Jr., 22, a simple drive home to have lunch with his fiancAfA evolved into a life-saving event. He was on his way home on Aug. 26 when he spotted a car that had collided with a tree near the corner of 176th and Pacific Avenue, in Tacoma.In the tradition of a Good Samaritan and a good Soldier trained in first aid, he stopped to help.

  • Raiders reunite with community partners

    Oct 8, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - There were smiles on the faces of the Soldiers and leaders from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders" as they greeted their Adopt-A-Company partners at a social Sept. 23 at the Lakewood City Hall.

  • Changes continue at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A week has passed since Joint Base Lewis-McChord final operational capability began, and it's also been the first week of Network Enterprise Center support for telephone and computer networks on McChord Field.

  • 88 servicemembers become U.S. citizens in combat zone

    Oct 6, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Breaking barriers, making history

    Oct 5, 2010

    Coral J. Jones reached the pinnacle grade in her profession and made Army history as she became the first African-American female to earn the rank of chief warrant officer five within the active Army Adjutant General Corps.

  • Japanese exercise at Yakima Training Center goes beyond combat proficiency

    Oct 5, 2010

    Japanese service members train at Yakima Training Center with the logistical support of I Corps Soldiers.

  • Drowning Pool rocks JBLM with free welcome home concert

    Oct 5, 2010

    Story and photos from a recent concert on JBLM featuring Drowning Pool honoring Soldiers returning from deployments.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Red-carpet treatment: WTB Soldiers visit Seattle Seahawks

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Soldiers and family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion, a trip to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice yielded memories of a lifetime. Fifty-five Soldiers assigned to the WTB were given special access to visit the team during a practice September 22. Family members and service animals were also welcomed as the Seahawks unrolled the red carpet.

  • JBLM exercise tests air-support capability

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A training exercise held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently might have only involved 10 Soldiers and Airmen, a tent, and a couple of vehicles but what it demonstrated might change how Air Force and Army units conduct close air support.

  • Fans welcome 'Idol' star to JBLM

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert visited JBLM to the delight of hundreds of screaming fans of all ages.

  • Drowning Pool unleashes fury on raucus JBLM crowd

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Music, lights and the screams of fans filled the night sky over Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the Dallas rock band Drowning Pool unleashed a furious torrent of tunes Sept. 26.

  • Commentary: Army seeks end to domestic abuse

    Oct 4, 2010

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families. There are resources available for families seeking assistance, places for victims to go for help, advocates and counselors to monitor the situation. It hasn't always been that way.

  • Soldiers from Japan take advantage of the wide-open spaces at the Yakima Training Center

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - The annual Japanese-led training exercise in its 17th year at Yakima Training Center, dubbed Operation Rising Thunder, officially came to a close Sept. 24. The event, lasting nearly a month, opens all of Yakima's vast expanse of ranges, trails and terrain to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Top of Iraq run helps Soldiers track training for TF Marne 10-Miler

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mission ends with 4 detainees, ammo cache

    Oct 2, 2010

    During an Iraqi Army led cordon and search in the Rashaad Valley near Kirkuk, Iraq, nearly 50 IA soldiers with 2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion of the 15th Brigade, discovered a cache with more than 800 rounds of heavy machine gun ammo buried throughout a field and detained four suspects, Sept. 25.

  • A new dawn for women's education in Salah ad Din province

    Oct 2, 2010

  • CSI training hones Iraqi Police Officer Skills

    Sep 30, 2010

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Army hospital shelves paper processes for digital supply system in Afghanistan

    Sep 29, 2010

    In August, the MC4 program and 6th Medical Logistics Management Center teamed up with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan to arm them with a digital medical supply system, making them the Army facility to utilize it in theater.

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Army's senior enlisted Soldier visits COB Speicher

    Sep 28, 2010

  • Hispanic Heritage Month ignites history, dance lessons

    Sep 28, 2010

    Sombreros surrounded the tops of tables and balloons advertised a "fiesta!" at the main dining facility's overflow room at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Sept. 25. Soldiers and civilians celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through cultural education and entertainment.

  • Rule of Law conference focuses on police primacy, future of Iraq's security

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge

    Sep 23, 2010

    True grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.

  • 'Plug and Play' - FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Lays Foundation for Smooth BRAC Relocation

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2010) Aca,!aEURc With just ten days remaining before members of the advance echelons of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command begin reporting here for duty, the liaison teams and "Torch Party" representing each command are making final preparations as the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the two commands' headquarters begins in earnest.

  • A virtual trade off, 689th Engineer Company sharpens skills while testing Route Clearance Simulator

    Sep 21, 2010

  • 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.