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  • 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.

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as 'relentless' leader 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.

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • Veterans gather as brothers to remember

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment took charge of the 2010 Memorial Day program at the Washington State Soldiers Home, in Orting, wash., Monday, arriving in a small fleet of vans and buses to escort many of the 173 residents from their rooms to the hall lined with bunting.

  • Lewis Soldier credits Army for his chance at top film school

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Google Sgt. James Valdez of 9th Financial Management Company, and eventually you'll find a connection to show business. In December 2008 while deployed to Camp Arafjan, Kuwait, Valdez met model and television personality Leeann Tweeden. signing autographs while traveling with the Sergeant Major of the Army's 2008 Hope and Freedom Tour.

  • JBLM monument marks 80th anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - This base is home to monuments, memorials and statues, but the one honoring the Army's 91st Division just past the northwest end of Watkins Field might be the most impressive. Dedicated on May 30, 1930, the monument recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

  • JBLM program aids butterflies, protects training area

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain - former Ranger and combat veteran - might have looked out of place as he carefully carried a dainty butterfly into a field of sunflowers. However, it was all part of JBLM's Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and a vital link to preserving a dwindling species as well as valuable training area.

  • ROTC training operation grows

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The number of Army lieutenants commissioning through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is on the rise. The capstone training and assessment course that ensures cadets are ready to lead Soldiers, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord each summer, is growing, too.

  • More than 70 vendors along with post officials provide information at annual JBLM Safety Day

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The third annual installation safety fair was held May 27 and hosted more than 70 vendors - a mix of officials, agencies, companies and municipalities - all demonstrating the latest safety-related practices and equipment.

  • JBLM scholarship numbers on the rise

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Thirty-three lucky family members were the recipients of Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships, which is almost twice as many as the 18 awarded last year. They were recognized May 21 at the Family Resource Center during the annual awards ceremony.

  • JBLM BSAP focuses on preventing tragedies before they happen

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Military personnel already face enough stress, Montgomery said. Sadly, it isn't until such tragedies occur that people understand the extent of emotional trauma involved. The Base Substance Abuse Program on JBLM provides assistance to active-duty and retired service members, as well as local Army and Air Force civilian employees and adult family members looking for assistance in dealing with a variety of addictions.

  • ASEP helps match spouses with employers

    Jun 4, 2010

    Military spouses face unique challenges their civilian counterparts do not. One of those is finding a career in a lifestyle that is mostly transient. The Employment Readiness Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord helps spouses find work and continuity in careers that suit them. ERP achieves this through a relationship it has with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, a nationwide program committed to connecting Army spouses with prospective employers.

  • New commanding general slated for 7th Signal Command

    Jun 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson will become the commanding general of 7th Signal Command (Theater), replacing Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 3, 2010

    Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony on on Fort McPherson, Ga., June 3. Thurman succeeded Gen. Charles C. Campbell, who retired after 40 years of service.

  • Freefall plunge with Golden Knights marks Signal Corp's 150th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2010

    Soldiers jump with Golden Knights to commemorate Signal Corp's 150th anniversary.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • 2010 Sea To Shining Sea

    May 27, 2010

    The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. Riders will participate at different stages across the country, but a corps group of wounded warriors and veterans will ride the entire 4,000 miles.

  • Goal-oriented commander inspires success

    May 27, 2010

    The U.S. military has a long-standing reputation of excelling at reaching its goals, and many service members join the military to give themselves a sense of direction. Twenty years ago, one Soldier embarked on a journey that would contribute to not only his success, but the successes of those he commands as well.

  • Armed Services Blood Program Wins Best Ad Campaign Award for the Second Year in a Row

    May 26, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) won Best Ad Campaign 2009 for the second year in a row from the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) in their "Tools of the Trade," award category. The award was received for the military blood program's "Power of Blood" campaign

  • US medical staff break language barrier, train IA

    May 26, 2010

    Soldiers from the 17th Fires Brigade medical staff recently held a two-day course on preventive medicine at Contingency Operating Base Basra for medical personnel from the Iraqi Army's 14th Division.

  • 404th AFSB conducts first-ever staff ride at Fort Worden

    May 25, 2010

    The 404th AFSB conducts its first-ever staff ride at Fort Worden. The staff ride was part of a Commanders' Workshop in April. The 404th AFSB is commanded by Col. George Akin.

  • Fort Lee receives first M1 Abrams tank

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20) -- An Abrams tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle are the latest additions to the Ordnance School's combat vehicle inventory.

  • Thousands join in annual JBLM celebration of Armed Forces

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The base opened its arms Saturday, welcoming residents of surrounding communities to the annual Armed Forces Day celebration hosted by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fun, challenging course attracts largest field as hundreds compete in 5K Mud Run

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Neither one of them had ever tried anything like this. They had both won their share of races over the years, but those had been accomplished upright, clean and on courses without obstacles. None of those features existed Saturday at Soldiers Field House, site of the annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down & Dirty 5K Mud Run.

  • Expo offers glimpse of future gear

    May 21, 2010

    One part "Star Wars" and one part "Call of Duty," tables and booths were filled with top-of-the-line tactical gear such as socks and gloves that remain dry even when immersed in water, a robot helicopter capable of using ground-penetrating radar, and a chemical test that can tell if a captured enemy carried a specific weapon and how long ago it was fired.

  • A glimpse into Asian Pacific American heritage

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community gathered at Madigan Army Medical Center May 14 to celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage. This year's theme, "A diverse leadership for a diverse workforce," focused on the contributions and diversity of Asian Americans. The event was hosted by Bravo Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • First responders see latest decontamination equipment

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The primary site on base for training Soldiers to fight in urban settings hosted a demonstration last week of altogether different operations. Men in hazardous material suits sprayed and soaked the walls of Leschi Town May 12, demonstrating the newest equipment and solutions - the most current technologies available to respond to widespread outdoor contamination from chemical and biological agents, or the remnants of radiological or nuclear attack.

  • New SKIES Unlimited facility to enhance JBLM children's lives

    May 21, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community and Clover Park School District gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating JBLM's newest facility on May 12. The center was built for Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited, a program offered through Child, Youth and School Services. SKIES offers instructional programming in academics, arts, life skills and sports for infants through teens.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick gives FORSCOM G-1 conference update on Army personnel issues

    May 21, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick covered pressing personnel challenges with a group of senior Army leaders who can help resolve the issues during the annual Army Forces Command G-1 conference in Atlanta, May 19. As the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs and policies for the entire Army. Issues discussed included increasing dwell time, reducing the stress of deployments on soldiers and their families, determining the future size of the Army, managing officer and enlisted promotions, and stopping sexual harassment, suicides and drug and alcohol abuse.

  • Madigan earns national environmental award

    May 20, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System has been awarded the Partner for Change, With Distinction Award from Practice Greenhealth. Madigan received the award May 12 at the CleanMed Conference in Baltimore. The Partner for Change, With Distinction Award recognizes health care facilities that have achieved improvements in their mercury elimination, waste reduction and pollution prevention programs. This includes at least 15 percent recycling, an extensive sustainability program and a show of leadership in the local community and/or in the health care sector.

  • Madigan ready for '101 days of summer'

    May 20, 2010

    Many of our fun-in-the-sun activities are specific to the weather and time of year. They may be activities that those of us who love summer dream about and eagerly anticipate all winter long, until we finally get one of those wonderful days when the temperature gets warm enough for shorts and sandals, water sports, camping, baseball, and long road trips sometimes made on two wheeled vehicles.

  • Women should buck history's trend when it comes to smoking

    May 20, 2010

    Each year, on May 31, the World Health Organization promotes World No Tobacco Day in order to increase global awareness of tobacco-related disease and to advocate for stronger anti-tobacco policies and legislation. This year's theme is "gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women."

  • Golden Knights help mark Signal Corps Anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from 7th Signal Command (Theater) and Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • Soldiers parachute for Signal Corps anniversary

    May 20, 2010

    Ten nervous but excited Soldiers from Fort Gordon, Ga., participated in tandem free fall parachute jumps with members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, recently to help commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Army's Signal Corps.

  • Joint Base Lewis McChord investigates demobilization concerns

    May 19, 2010

    An inquiry launched Monday by Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., I Corps commanding general, is investigating complaints from Oregon National Guard Soldiers that different standards of treatment exist between reserve-component and active-component Soldiers during the demobilization process at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Foot Soldier: Happy feet in the field

    May 19, 2010

    LabTV: Soldiers are on their feet all day. Footwear engineer Mike Holthe uses his training in biomechanics to create & test boots at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass.

  • TOC Soldiers play big role in area surveillance

    May 19, 2010

    Monitoring a battle space during a deployment takes constant effort and an enormous amount of cooperation from each of the Soldiers in the Tactical Operations Center.

  • 8K run raises assault awareness

    May 19, 2010

    Service members and civilians from all over Contingency Operating Base Basra turned out for an 8-kilometer run to raise awareness of sexual assault prevention.

  • Evidence collection course helps IPs close cases

    May 19, 2010

  • Signing into history

    May 18, 2010

    Photo of Cadet Tyler Gordy adding his name to a board that lists all previous First Captain's, the top leadership position in the Corps of Cadets.

  • Bucca water treatment project starts flowing

    May 18, 2010

    The U.S. military has started a project that will create a network of pipe linking the water and wastewater treatment facilities on Camp Bucca.

  • Environmental Stewardship Evident in New FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters Project

    May 14, 2010

    A selection of images from the site of the new FORSCOM/USARC combined headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord honors volunteers of year

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Volunteers donate their time and talents to help others year round, asking nothing in return. The impact to the community is immeasurable.

  • Wounded get taste of professional soccer at Sounders game

    May 14, 2010

    SEATTLE - As they soaked up the first year of Seattle Sounders FC soccer in 2009, Glen Mulkey and Matt Goecks began to wonder what it would be like to share that unique experience with wounded warriors. Mulkey, a corpsman at Naval Hospital Bremerton, and Goecks, a specialist with 110th Chemical Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord, loved the camaraderie they discovered as members of the Emerald City Supporters, the Seattle team's support group. They even became founding members of the ESC Armed Services Group for current and former military. Reaching out to the JBLM Warrior Transition Battalion through soccer made perfect sense to the two men. So this year they sought to create a bridge between the Sounders and the WTB.

  • SKIES meeting goals of Army Covenant

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army Family Covenant continues improving quality of life for Army families. One of the more evident ways it's doing so at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is through the opening of a new facility on JBLM Lewis Main.

  • Reintegration a team effort

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With joyous reunions their focal images, ceremonies for military units coming home from combat zones appear from the outside to be simple to organize and execute. What could be easier than calling families to greet their Soldiers - then getting out of the way' Though the operations and deployment pace of units assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord gives units plenty of practice, reunions and reintegrations require time, care and effort.

  • Fallen, not forgotten: Civil War buffs dedicate event to one of their own

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Opening ceremonies of the Civil War re-enactment at Fort Steilacoom Park May 1 dedicated the event to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier, Specialist Aaron Aamot. During the ceremony, a bell rang 22 times, once for each of the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment who have died in Afghanistan, as their names were read. Among the many people in period dress, Aamot's parents, Mark and Julie, were in attendance at the event.

  • Adaptable spouse reaching her goals

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military spouse can be a daunting role filled with long days living in a service member's shadow, but Stephanie Gonzalez is proof that doesn't have to be the case. Since marrying an Army officer, Gonzalez has learned to adapt and make the most of a lifestyle in which changes and relocating are inevitable. She does this by approaching each move as a new opportunity.

  • A tip of the cap: Rainiers say thank you with 'Salute to Armed Forces Night'

    May 14, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - The best place on the planet to be wearing a military uniform Saturday evening might have been Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. The Seattle Mariners' Triple A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers pulled out all the stops with Salute to Armed Forces Night. With Tacoma the center of a military-rich part of the state, Alyson Jones, director of media development and events, said Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines form a significant part of the Rainiers' fan base.

  • A fitness routine designed for you

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord, Wash. - New CrossFit room on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will test strength, flexibility and stamina of all who enter.

  • Despite strain, Army remains best in past 40 years

    May 13, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (May 12, 2010) - Nearly a decade of combat has taken its toll on the nation's Soldiers, but despite the strain, the Army remains more effective today than at any time in 40 years. That was the core of the message the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, delivered in his keynote speech to the Society of American Military Engineers' 2010 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, May 5.

  • Digital master gunners leverage past experience to support units

    May 11, 2010

    Article describes the support operations to ensure that expertise and knowledge is promptly and effectively applied to resolve a unit's most complex command & control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance technology challenges.

  • Joint Readiness Training Center: the Battlefield Staged

    May 11, 2010

    Soldiers receive digital systems training at the Joint Readiness Training Center to polish their skills before they deploy

  • U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) named senior command at Fort Sam Houston

    May 11, 2010

  • Evidence collection course helps IPs close cases

    May 7, 2010

    A training case that seems like an open-and-shut suicide quickly reveals itself to be a homicide as members of the Iraqi Police use the skills they learned during a two-week course taught by the 203rd Military Police Battalion on dissecting a murder scene.

  • FORSCOM launches Web-based tool to support Army Force Generation

    May 5, 2010

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, along with numerous requirements worldwide, the Army's largest command recently launched a Web-based tool to enhance the synchronization of Soldiers, equipment and resources with the requirements of combatant commanders.

  • Behavioral health liaisons provide key link between commanders, Madigan

    May 5, 2010

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord commanders now have a quick and informative resource to use when navigating the many programs in the Madigan Healthcare System Behavioral Health department - behavioral health liaisons.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Hawaii Medal of Honor

    May 5, 2010

    Family, friends, Soldiers, and loved ones honored the late Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Medina at the 84th Engineer Battalion headquarters on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as his spouse was given the Hawaii Medal of Honor on his behalf, Apr. 30.

  • Talon-Strike and Omni Fusion explore interoperability between US and UK Command and Control Systems

    May 4, 2010

    The Talon-Strike and Omni Fusion exercise will begin at Fort Bliss, Texas on April 26. The Army's annual event, now in its fifth year, is designed to evaluate Command and Control at the division level, in a coalition environment. The Talon strike exercise will take place in a simulated, modern-day environment and Omni Fusion will address predicted capabilities in the future.

  • 80th Ordnance Battalion holds third combatives tournament

    May 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Company out of Fort Lewis, Wash., sponsored the Phoenix Support Combative Tournament April 24 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Registered nurse preps Soldiers to save lives

    May 1, 2010

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord left-behind equipment in good hands

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - An operation of this scale has not been undertaken since the Vietnam War. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Directorate of Logistics is responsible for successfully completing a historic year of repair and maintenance. Dealing with left-behind equipment from the deployment of three Stryker brigades, the 17th Fires Brigade and I Corps was a Herculean undertaking.

  • Early, centralized and responsive support among aims of the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord 'Modul

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Veterans of deployments to combat zones can attest to the elation and frustrations surrounding reunions with loved ones. Expectations run high among Soldiers and family members who have counted the hours to emotional returns. With six major subordinate commands returning in the coming months from Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are working to help military members deal with the surprises that can occur during reintegration - surprises that can devolve quickly into problems.

  • Wounded Warriors find freedom through scuba

    Apr 30, 2010

    He always found freedom in the water, whether floating on rivers or lakes or diving in the ocean. Under-water, the calm settles in while the rest of the world is shut out, said Staff Sgt. Scott Frazier, a Warrior with Charlie Company. "It's just one of the best things in the world," said Frazier, a medic who is also the assistant program manager for the scuba program, a collaborative effort between the Warrior Transition Battalion and Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bronze star recipient 'knows her job'

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Staff Sergeant Katteri Franklin knew all along she wanted to be a police officer, but had no idea she would eventually want to make a career of it in the military. The McCleary, native was simply looking for a way to make a better life for herself, while helping others along the way.

  • Training on the road: Jumpmasters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Apr 30, 2010

    A team of instructors from Fort Benning, Ga. traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to provide onsite training and certification for new jumpmasters. Such onsite training saves the Army millions of dollars annually, by taking training where the Soldiers are.

  • Night at Safeco Field highlights importance of military to region

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord was well represented April 17 at the Seattle Mariners' eighth Salute to the Armed Forces Night before their game against the Detroit Tigers. The annual event commemorates the importance of the military community in the Pacific Northwest, and gives the Seattle Major League baseball franchise a chance to thank the men and women in uniform, along with veterans and their families, for their daily sacrifices to keep the nation secure.

  • PM MEP Users' Conference: Powering the Warfighter to Victory

    Apr 30, 2010

    The Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power (MEP) has scheduled a users' conference that will provide an open forum on tactical electric power (TEP) issues across the military services May 4-6 at the Shades of Green Resort, Armed Forces Recreation Facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • Nearly 2,000 explore FORSCOM job opportunities at Fort Bragg

    Apr 30, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" Information Exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • Biology students dissect frogs, cats at JBB

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Service members at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, recently traded their rifles for scalpels. Distance learning students attending the University of Maryland University College at the Blackjack Education Center at JBB dissected frogs for their biology class April 22, and cats April 24.

  • Cavalry regiment protects convoys traveling to Habur Gate

    Apr 30, 2010

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Soldiers with 1st Platoon, G Troop, Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) make weekly runs to Habur Gate, Iraq, to provide convoy security for trucks heading out of Iraq into Turkey.

  • Golf course makes game accessible to disabled vets

    Apr 30, 2010

    Never an easy game, golf becomes even more difficult for those with physical challenges. For years, the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in nearby Lakewood has made the game accessible to disabled veterans with its innovative programs. With the opening of its new $1.3 million Rehabilitation and Learning Center, the course will improve that access.

  • Relations building part of joint patrols

    Apr 26, 2010

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade and the Tactical PSYOP Detachment, 318th Psychological Operations Company, recently conducted one of their routine joint patrols with the Iraqi Army to search out leads on suspicious behavior leading to mortar and rocket attacks in Basra Province.

  • 402nd Army Field Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    Apr 26, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers, Airmen and civilians watched as the commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade handed over his civilians to another, during a change of command ceremony April 21 at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Issues addressed as military, tribal leaders meet

    Apr 24, 2010

    While the stability of the Iraqi government continues to progress as U.S. forces prepare to draw down, everyday issues between both sides remain on the table.

  • Signal Corps community's recent progress good, gaps in support to operational force still exist

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (April 23, 2010) - Progress was made during the last year, but more is needed from the Signal Corps community to fill gaps in its support of the operational force, said the commander of the U.S. Army's largest Command Thursday in Atlanta. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the message to the audience of more than 250 people gathered for the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association's sixth annual Tactical C4 Conference. Campbell reminded the audience that he had addressed them at their conference last year and among the topics covered were his recommendations on how to close those gaps.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to share experiences

    Apr 23, 2010

    The April 9 visit offered the Soldiers -- some still active, some medically retired -- the opportunity to go full-circle regarding the wounds that precipitated their sudden, and unexpected, return home. Their day here included a visit to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, where they had the opportunity to check out the Army's state-of-the-art armored vehicles

  • Be observant, take action, continue to save lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga., (April 22, 2010) - Compared to a year ago, suicides within U.S. Army Forces Command are down by four percent; that's the good news. Unfortunately, even a single suicide is still one too many. That's why it's important for the Army community to continue to be accountable to and for the Soldier(s) in our lives. "Suicide is not someone else's problem," said Gen. Charles C. Campbell, FORSCOM commander. "It's our problem ... (to prevent someone) from seeking a permanent and tragic solution to a temporary problem." Whether as a leader or battle buddy, husband or wife, son or daughter, or simply the neighbor next door to a Soldier, it's important to be observant and to be ready to take action to save a life.

  • Tennessee Guardsmen prep Zac Brown Band concert for 1,500 plus fans

    Apr 23, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers with the Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered to set up the stage for the Zac Brown Band's concert, April 16 at the amphitheater at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq.

  • Recovery mission to northern Mosul a quick success

    Apr 23, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, IRAQ - Soldiers with A Battery, Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) executed a recovery mission just north of Mosul, Iraq, April 14.

  • Force protection Soldiers increase base safety measures

    Apr 23, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE MAREZ, IRAQ - Soldiers with the Regimental Fires Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) implemented and installed new safety measures at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, April 15.

  • Fuller tours expanding Stryker repair facility in Qatar

    Apr 22, 2010

    Col. Lawrence Fuller was in Qatar, April 14, touring the only Stryker battle damage repair facility in the Middle East. Fuller completed a two-day tour of Army Materiel Command warehouses at Camp As Sayliyah, a week ahead of taking command of 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Names Volunteer of the Year

    Apr 21, 2010

    The commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command acknowledged four outstanding volunteers for giving of their time and talents during a ceremony on the back lanai of his quarters, Apr. 14, recognizing one as the 8th TSC Volunteer of the Year.

  • Army ethos can help business succeed

    Apr 20, 2010

    When the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader speaks, people listen. Such was the case when Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake spoke at the 2010 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held April 12-13 at the i Wireless Center in Moline, Ill.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • Medic: Hemorrhage greatest risk to service members

    Apr 17, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Every week, the 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts a combat lifesaver course at its headquarters building.