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  • 7th ID retirees honored

    Feb 1, 2016

    The 7th Infantry Division Soldiers were among those honored during a retirement ceremony held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 29.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade participates in NTC rotation 16-03

    Jan 29, 2016

    U.S. Army Soldiers and aircraft assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division train during decisive action rotation 16-03 at the National Training Center, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016. The Soldiers and aircraft joined other units from 7th Infantry Division to prepare for future missions.

  • Madigan opens substance abuse facility

    Jan 28, 2016

    Madigan Army Medical Center opened a new substance abuse residential treatment facility here on January 21.

  • New Madigan clinics open in community schools

    Jan 21, 2016

    More teenaged military dependents can now get their healthcare needs taken care of right in their schools thanks to the recent opening of three more School Based Health Centers. Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., paired up with Clover Park School District and the Puyallup School District to open part-time Madigan clinics at Harrison Preparatory School and Mann Middle School in Lakewood on Jan. 14 and at Rogers High School in Puyallup on Wednesday.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft depart for National Training Center

    Jan 9, 2016

    U.S. Army Soldiers and aircraft assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division depart from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington for the National Training Center Jan. 9, 2016. The Soldiers and aircraft will participate in training with other units from 7th Infantry Division to prepare for future missions.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade participates in Yama Sakura 69

    Dec 23, 2015

    For the Soldiers of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, months of hard work and preparation culminate this week with the execution of Yama Sakura 69 from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10, 2015. For the artillery brigade this means, conducting split operations between a team in Japan and the brigade headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots put on spin cycle

    Dec 23, 2015

    Some say it is like riding in a washing machine during its spin cycle. U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade got to experience it for themselves during water survival training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Dec. 2, 2015. Riding in a large simulated fuselage, the pilots were dunked, spun and soaked multiple times.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade leaders join University Place partners for tree lighting

    Dec 23, 2015

    Col. William A. Ryan, III, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander joined Mayor Denise McCluskey and the citizens of University Place at Winter Fest 2015 to participate in the city's tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5, 2015.

  • 7th Infantry Division career counselors honored during ceremony

    Dec 23, 2015

    Career counselors from across the 7th Infantry Division came together to be recognized for their achievements during an awards ceremony at the Courage Inn Dining Facility, Dec. 17.

  • The 7th Infantry Division says farewell to one of their own

    Dec 4, 2015

    Friends, family, and fellow leaders honored Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, outgoing deputy commanding general of Support, 7th Infantry Division, for his nearly two years with the division during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord's French Theater Nov. 13, 2015.

  • The Division Artillery (DIVARTY) rendered gun salute during the Korean War Veterans Salute ceremony

    Dec 4, 2015

    The Division Artillery (DIVARTY) rendered a gun salute during the Korean War Veterans Salute ceremony held at Carey Theatre, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • New Ghost Soldiers hit the ground running

    Dec 4, 2015

    In the Army, it's not uncommon to have someone either joining or leaving your unit every few months. It gets to be fairly normal. However, it doesn't make building an effective, well-rehearsed team any easier. That's what makes training together hard and often so important.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots put on spin cycle

    Dec 2, 2015

    U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct water survival training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Dec. 2, 2015. This training prepares pilots to handle emergencies in any environment.

  • The Army Learning Model is right on the money

    Nov 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Marion Fox stands in front of his class explaining the finer points of master data elements in the Defense Travel System and the Army's General Fund Enterprise Business System during phase one of the 94th Training Division's Finance Senior Leaders Course at Fort Dix, N.J. The FSLC is designed to improve students' practical skills in the field of Army finance, so learning to navigate between DTS and GFEBS is an essential component of ensuring that soldiers get the money they're owed.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • JBLM breaks ground on new TBI, PTS center

    Nov 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund leadership broke ground here Oct. 29, 2015, on an Intrepid Spirit Center that will diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and chronic pain.

  • Joint Operation Air Load Training

    Oct 21, 2015

    Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery conducted a joint operation training mission with the 62nd Airlift Wing on JBLM, which included air loading the Land Based Phalanx Weapons System (LPWS) onto a C17 aircraft, Oct. 1, 2015.

  • Unit Ministry Teams climb to Mount St. Helens summit

    Oct 21, 2015

    Fourteen 7th Infantry Division Unit Ministry Team members and guests climbed to the summit of Mount St. Helens as part of a Care for the Caregiver Resilience event.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade Soldier earns Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 21, 2015

    The weather is a cool 58 degrees, but for the Soldiers completing the rigorous 12-mile road march, the weather is the least of their worries. They have sweaty palms and carry heavy loads on their backs. The final event of a rigorous two-week challenge started at 5 a.m. The clock ticks as seconds pass and pressure builds for the candidates to complete the march on time to earn the esteemed Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB). 2nd Lt. Wes Tomokane, is a health care administrative assistant, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, who earned the coveted badge completing the 12-mile road march under three hours.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Whatever it takes

    Oct 2, 2015

    The crowd shouted and cheered as each candidate pushed their limits, physically and mentally, to reach a goal and achieve what some have been striving for, for years.

  • Army mom finds solace in Soldiers

    Sep 29, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -Generally, mothers look forward to the day when they get to meet the little person that flipped somersaults inside them for nine months. But they could never imagine a day when they would have to bury that same child. That is the harsh reality of a special kind of mother in the military community - the Gold Star Mother.

  • Reserve Soldier imparts 'general' knowledge at Tuskegee University

    Sep 27, 2015

    When Maj. Gen. A. C. Roper graduated from high school at age 17, he wrote in his memory book that he wanted to be a police officer, he wanted to join the Army and he wanted to marry a sweet pretty woman who understood him. Today, the 51-year-old Reserve Soldier is the leader of approximately 7,000 Soldiers assigned to the 80th Training Command, and in his civilian capacity he's the Birmingham, Ala., police chief.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Putting the boom in the thunder

    Sep 16, 2015

    Dust and smoke covered the air around the Soldiers as they scrambled to load another round. The radioman's resounding voice roared over the chatter, reiterating orders from the person on the other end of the radio. As they echoed the commands back, two soldiers loaded the next round into the chamber, making sure it locked into place. As they retreated, they went down to their knees taking cover behind the weapon. The soldiers placed their hands over their ears as the radioman began the countdown. A few meters away, a cloud of smoke can be seen coming out the end of another barrel. As the count reached one, another soldier pulled down on the trigger. A round soared from the barrel of the weapon into open skies, creating a thunderous atmosphere once again.

  • Task Force First Round changes focus

    Sep 16, 2015

    For the past two weeks, Soldiers from Task Force First Round out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, have been conducting firefighting suppression operations in Northeastern Washington, and now the task force is shifting its mission to cleanup operations Sept. 9.

  • 'First Round' outs fires, returns home

    Sep 14, 2015

    For a field artillery brigade, the word fire is something heard often, but for the Soldiers that make up Task Force First Round, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the word will forever have a new meaning after being deployed to help suppress wildfires burning throughout Northeastern Washington. The task force, comprised of more than 250 Soldiers assigned to the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, deployed to the Colville National Forest on Aug. 22, and recently conducted their last day of direct operations Sep. 11.

  • Rising Thunder provides opportunity for bilateral sniper training

    Sep 12, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force participated in a bilateral sniper range as part of Rising Thunder at Yakima Training Center, Washington, Aug. 10.

  • With 'Yudh Abhyas,' 7th Infantry Division welcomes Indian soldiers

    Sep 12, 2015

    For the first time in its 11-year history, Exercise Yudh Abhyas came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, bringing with it 150 soldiers from the Indian army.

  • I Corps Welcomes new DCG

    Sep 10, 2015

    I Corps welcomed their new deputy commanding general, during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 9. Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller joins I Corps from his former position as the chief of operations at International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan.

  • Rising Thunder training begins with mounted operations

    Sep 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4th battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, joined together to conduct a mounted operation for the bilateral training exercise at YTC, Washington, Sept. 9.

  • Rising Thunder kicks off with ceremony at Yakima Training Center

    Sep 10, 2015

    An opening ceremony for Rising Thunder 2015 was held at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 8, 2015. The ceremony marked the beginning of the 22nd annual bilateral training exercise between the United States Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. "Task Force Tomahawk", comprised of 7th Infantry Division elements led by the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, combined with the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, forming a force of over 700 strong for the annual training event.

  • Forging a bond

    Sep 10, 2015

    After conducting training over the last week in preparation to help suppress wildfires affecting Northeastern Washington, Soldiers of Task Force First Round, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, are out on the line, and for one team, they know their relationship is just as important as the mission in front of them. Chris Scott, a military crew adviser tasked to provide oversight of Soldiers assigned to Task Force First Round and 2nd Lt. Julian Crockett, crew team six leader, have only worked together for a few days but are already learning about each other and increasing the overall potential for success on the finelines.

  • 3-2 SBCT squares off against near-peer force and insurgency during training

    Sep 10, 2015

    There are few training opportunities in the military that prepare a unit like the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Artillery aims at fighting wildfires

    Sep 10, 2015

    According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the WDFW to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command names Noncommissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year for 2015

    Aug 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command named an air defense squad leader from Fort Bragg, N.C., and an infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y. as the 2015 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during a banquet culminating five days of grueling competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015.

  • About face: Madigan docs treat patients with facial paralysis

    Aug 26, 2015

    Unfortunately for Proby, the expression on her face told a different story. As a result of facial nerve injuries after a car accident, the nerves on her right side of her face were less active than the ones on her left, making it appear as if one side was drooping. Her right eyebrow didn't raise, the outer corner of her right eye sagged and the right side of her neck was in spasm. Proby is one of many patients seen by Maj. (Dr.) Marc Hohman, a board-certified facial plastic and microvascular surgeon at the Madigan Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Clinic.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • A week of changes for the 17th Field Artillery Brigade

    Jul 20, 2015

    A week of multiple changes of command ceremonies for the 17th Field Artillery Brigade concluded with the change of command ceremony for Col. Tim Kehoe, as the outgoing brigade commander, to Col. Andrew Gainey, incoming commander, June 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The brigade's week of ceremonies commenced with the Soldiers of 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, holding a change of command ceremony from Lt. Col. Ian S. Bennett to Lt. Col. James Dunwoody, on June 16. Under Bennett's tenure, the battalion saw multiple High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) training exercises and a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The battalion returned home in April.

  • 7th Infantry Division safety ride for summer 2015

    Jul 20, 2015

    More than 200 Soldiers from across JBLM participated in 7th Infantry Division's Safety Ride, May 15.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • New Madigan SCMH brings care to Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2015

    The newest Soldier-Centered Medical Home under Madigan Army Medical Center opened its doors in May, serving about 4500 Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division right in their backyard.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • USARPAC bids farewell to Ulses; welcomes Fenton

    Jul 4, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, U.S. Army Pacific, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, were honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 1.

  • 7th Infantry Division assumes responsibility of TAAC-S

    Jun 16, 2015

    The 7th Infantry Division, Combined Joint Task Force - 7, under the command of Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, assumed responsibility for Train, Advise and Assist Command - South from the 1st Cavalry Division, Combined Joint Task Force - 1 June 10 during a transfer of authority ceremony here.

  • 7th Infantry Division welcomes new chaplain

    Jun 16, 2015

    Unit change of command and change of responsibility ceremonies are routine in the Army. Though the coming and going of leaders will always be a part of our military, 7th Infantry Division recently recognized a change of leadership with a less-than-routine ceremony. Soldiers in the 7th Infantry Division bid farewell to their spiritual leader in a Change of Stole Ceremony at the JBLM Lewis North Chapel here June 15.

  • Super squad Soldiers shine during competition

    Jun 16, 2015

    Twelve miles is an important distance in the military. It may sound a little arbitrary, but it's proved to be a defining stretch for many young Soldiers. Whether they're competing for their Expert Field Medical Badge, Expert Infantry Badge or just about any other event that involves ruck marching, you can almost bet that they will need to make it 12 miles with a big pack on their back and in quick fashion.

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • Let the games begin: I Corps, JBLM host Special Olympics Summer Games

    May 30, 2015

    Families, volunteers and service members welcomed more than 2,800 athletes May 29 at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Washington State Special Olympics Summer Games at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Over the course of two days, the athletes will compete for the gold in team and individual events.

  • Ceremony sends off deploying 7th Infantry Division Soldiers

    May 19, 2015

    The 7th Infantry Division held a deployment ceremony May 19 to commemorate the departure of a headquarters element that will assume the Train, Advise and Assist Command - South mission in Afghanistan.

  • Jordanian armed forces visits 17th Field Artillery Brigade

    May 19, 2015

    Senior Jordanian armed forces (JAF) field artillery officers traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to participate in a 17th Field Artillery Brigade exercise at JBLM and Yakima Training Center (YTC). The training focused on 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment's (FAR) live-fire exercise April 23-26.

  • Advanced medical training sets Soldiers apart from their peers

    May 7, 2015

    A fun day of summer tubing on a lake interrupted by a tragic accident sent one sixth grader down the path to her future career.

  • Company live fire exercise certifies Soldiers

    May 7, 2015

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team conducted a combined arms live fire training exercise April16 at Yakima Training Center, Wash. The training prepares the company for exercises later this year at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Frontline Soldiers keep troops fed, gas tanks full

    May 7, 2015

    Whether it's firing weapons, eating chow or fixing vehicles, it couldn't happen without logistics.

  • From Surat to citizenship, one Soldier's path to a better life

    May 7, 2015

    The United States has many nicknames, one of which is The Land of Opportunity because it offers anyone with a dream a chance for a better life.

  • 16th CAB strikes for SHARP awareness

    May 7, 2015

    The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention team hosted a bowling tournament April 10 at the Bowl Arena Lanes bowling alley on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • Madigan spotlights its best research

    May 1, 2015

    The best of the latest Madigan Army Medical Center research got some time in the spotlight here on April 24 as Madigan residents, fellows and staff members presented their research findings to their peers as well as to academic and industry collaborators.

  • 20th CBRNE EOD troops detonate Civil War-era round

    Apr 28, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Washington -- U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers destroyed a live Civil War-era artillery round discovered in Ilwaco, Washington, April 22.

  • Mariners Salute Armed Forces

    Apr 21, 2015

    30,000 Seattle Mariners fans stood and applauded as approximately 200 service members from surrounding military installations marched onto Safeco Field during the 14th Annual "Salute to Armed Forces Day" game April 19. The Mariners hosted the event as a way to pay tribute to those currently serving in the military and those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

  • Lifting and performance clinic under development

    Mar 17, 2015

    Learning how to reduce injuries and increase performance is the goal for two Soldier strength training athletes who are developing a lifting and performance clinic. The initial clinics would be aimed at squad leaders, and would teach them to perform basic readiness assessments for their Soldiers as they progress through strength training.

  • Forward together we go

    Mar 17, 2015

    Forward together we go, or in Hindi, Chalein Saath Saath!! The U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps welcomed the Indian army to the 19th India-U.S. Land Forces Executive Steering Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 11-13.

  • Raptor Soldier defies limits of age

    Mar 17, 2015

    For the large majority of people who join the Army, the choice to enlist came in their late teens to early twenties. That large percentage, young and single, take on all of the challenges the military presents. One Soldier, Spc. Angelia Lopez, defied the statistics by joining the Army at 39-years-old. A native of Austin, she enlisted in 2011 as a wife of a first sergeant and mother of three.

  • 555th Engineer Soldiers showcase counter IED skill sets

    Mar 17, 2015

    Soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade showcased their engineer operations and systems skills to counterparts from a delegation of the Indian Army Feb. 19.

  • Bottoms up

    Mar 17, 2015

    The sounds of beer bottles being opened competed with the musical entertainment from the band The Olymountain Boys, and the smell of sour ales being poured contended with the aroma of hors d'oeuvres being passed around as people from all ranks, branches and backgrounds took part in the Joint Base Lewis McChord 2015 Brewfest.

  • Watch, join the conversation as senior leaders discuss the future of the Army

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Senior leaders will discuss the challenges the Army faces and the way ahead for the future force during the upcoming 2015 Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 31 to April 2.

  • One team one fight One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • DIVARTY runs, meets with commander

    Mar 2, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery conducted the first DIVARTY run on Main Post Joint Base Lewis-McChord to build unit cohesion, motivation and improve Soldier fitness Feb. 20.

  • Allies pull cords, strengthen relationships

    Feb 26, 2015

    Explosions recently rocked the Yakima Training Center, Washington, as sappers from the U.S. Army and Canadian military conducted joint training.

  • Madigan's prenatal ultrasounds nationally recognized

    Feb 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned national recognition for its excellent performance in prenatal ultrasounds when its Antenatal Diagnostic Center was recertified in January by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, making Madigan the only military treatment facility in the United States with this designation, said Supervising Sonographer Joann Acosta.

  • 7ID SHARP Director speaks to students, community on sexual assault awareness

    Feb 19, 2015

    For more than 30 years, Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz has had a remarkable career in the U.S. Army. A graduate of West Point, she was part of the third class to admit female cadets, and during Operation Desert Storm she flew missions as a medical evacuation helicopter pilot. Today, FlorCruz directs the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program for 7th Infantry Division at JBLM. At the outset of her career, she had been sexually assaulted as a first year student at the University of Virginia, and then as a cadet at West Point. These experiences have made her a driven advocate for the Army SHARP Program.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers take over the JBLM shoot house

    Feb 19, 2015

    Having to enter a building not knowing what kind of enemy is waiting on the other side is a frightening and dangerous prospect for Soldiers.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers train for quick departures

    Feb 19, 2015

    How long does it usually take you to get packed, get your household in order and put your car in storage? A while, right? It's probably not something you would want to do in a matter of hours.

  • Arrowhead Soldier set to compete for All-Army Wrestling spot

    Feb 19, 2015

    Spc. Curtis Hulstine has loved wrestling since he was five. Now, some 17 years later, he is set to compete for a spot on the All-Army Wrestling Team.

  • Stryker Soldiers train to rescue downed aircraft

    Feb 19, 2015

    Few things get a Soldier's heart racing like hearing about a downed aircraft.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers train for urban combat

    Feb 19, 2015

    Between the deafening cacophony and brilliant flashes of machine gun fire, the booming shouts of squad leaders as they position their troops, and the constant crackle of radios reporting the situation, something special happens.

  • Junior leaders offer feedback at symposium

    Feb 19, 2015

    Junior leaders from across JBLM gathered to offer feedback on the Army profession and Army ethic during the Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium here Feb. 2.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • Air Defense Soldiers Support Local School

    Feb 10, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.- Soldiers of 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade have partnered up with an area school to participate in the Adopt-a-School Program offered through Steilacoom Historical School District.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Commo training keeps Soldiers in the loop

    Jan 20, 2015

    It's hard to overstate just how important good communication is, especially on the battlefield.

  • Arrowhead Soldier sings his way to success

    Jan 20, 2015

    While their uniforms make them look similar, inside the chest of each Soldier beats the heart of a unique individual with their own passions, talents and gifts.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters Returns from Deployment, Uncases Colors

    Jan 20, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - The building exploded in cheers and tears of happiness flowed as the curtain was raised on approximately 60 Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, and 256 Signal Company, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., signifying the end of a nine-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.

  • Madigan tackling diabetes earlier

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nearly one third of people with diabetes don't even know they have it. That's a statistic that locally Madigan Army Medical Center's Diabetes Care Center hopes to lower, according to Sean Smith, the center's program coordinator.

  • Combat Engineer receives Purple Heart

    Jan 5, 2015

    A combat engineer assigned to the 555th Engineer Brigade received the Purple Heart medal during a ceremony Jan. 5. Spc. Asa Bingham, 22nd Engineer Clearance Company, suffered traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb blast during deployment to Afghanistan in January 2014.

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Fast and lethal: Arrowhead Soldiers hone skills at JBLM shoot house

    Dec 18, 2014

    Anyone who has watched a war movie has likely seen some deviation of a scene where a Soldier kicks in a door and his team rushes in and takes out the bad guys.

  • Bayonet Division exhibit opens at Lewis Army Museum

    Dec 18, 2014

    The Lewis Army Museum held a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 12, to commemorate the opening of a gallery dedicated to 7th Infantry Division history.

  • Two from MI Battalion named 7th Infantry Division Soldier, NCO of the Quarter

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Board Dec. 17 to test the top NCOs and Soldiers from across the division subordinate brigades.

  • Madigan gets new pharmacy, new look

    Dec 16, 2014

    Families can now pick up their children's medications just a few steps away from their pediatrician's office, thanks to some recently completed renovations at Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics. The department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 25 for its new embedded pharmacy and its newly renovated lobby.

  • 7th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Operations promoted

    Dec 9, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division congratulated James B. Jarrard on his promotion to brigadier general. Jarrard is the 7ID deputy commanding general for operations.

  • 7th Infantry Division celebrates Thanksgiving 2014

    Dec 9, 2014

    Dining facility personnel and food service specialists of 7th Infantry Division provided Thanksgiving meals for Soldiers and families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 27.

  • Bringing Holiday Cheer to Troops

    Dec 5, 2014

    Every year around the holidays, some families experience added stress. Maybe because of visiting relatives, finding the last doll, or cooking for dozens. But for some on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one stress that is avoided is the buying of a Christmas tree. Service members arrived at the Northwest Adventure Center on JBLM North Fort to claim a free Christmas tree during this year's "Trees for Troops" event Dec. 3.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery and the other Army combat arms branches.

  • 571st Sapper Company conducts demolition training

    Nov 24, 2014

    The 571st Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, conducted live fire demolition training at Yakima Training Center. Soldiers completed multiple ranges including using Bangalores to breach wire obstacles.

  • Soldiers seize simulated WMD site during exercise

    Nov 19, 2014

    ELMA, Washington -- U.S. Army units conducted an air assault on a simulated chemical weapons site Nov. 12.

  • DOD/NCAA Launch Mind Matters Challenge

    Nov 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that their Mind Matters Challenge is accepting submissions