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  • 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

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 18, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, met with I Corps leadership Nov. 18, 2014, to hear updates on the Pacific Pathways efforts, and to discuss PACOM AOR Integration. The visit included a stop to see 1st Special Forces Group and an aerial tour of Yakima Training Center range and maneuver areas.

  • Arrowhead mechanics keep trucks rolling, cannons firing

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anyone who has had their car break down on the side of the road can attest to how important mechanics are.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord discovers its next rising star

    Nov 18, 2014

    Operation Rising Star, a vocal competition for active duty military and their family members, recently named the winner for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Equal Opportunity Leaders Course teaches more than expected

    Nov 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Veronica Dennison, a motor transport operator with Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., was a Soldier who endured a period of time where she was the target discrimination. It was several years ago, when she was a younger Soldier, just trying to accomplish her mission.

  • JBLM Soldier brings new meaning to fitness

    Nov 18, 2014

    Dragging tires across a field, heavy chains draped over fatigued shoulders and old-fashioned pushups are considered normal activities in physical training, but to do this while in a field training exercise is not so average.

  • Gryphons soar into Satsop

    Nov 18, 2014

    The abandoned cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park were the backdrop for an unusual drama played out there, Nov. 12. What started out as a quiet, cold morning heated up when Soldiers moved in and began battling insurgents.

  • JBLM units prepare for 'WMD component' missions

    Nov 18, 2014

    In what was described as historic, Operation Gryphon Longsword brought to bear the capabilities of some 1,400 service members and three units for the first exercise of its kind.

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Ranger School - forging warriors for the future

    Nov 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson watches as Ranger candidates conduct the Combat Water Survival Assessment portion of Ranger school at Victory Pond, Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Col. David G. Fivecoat, the commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provided an overview and detailed explanation of the MCoE's mission and current and future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright/Released)

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • US Army Soldiers shoot for Japan Marksmanship Badge during Orient Shield 14

    Nov 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers endeavor to qualify for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Marksmanship badge, during Orient Shield 14 here, Nov. 1.

  • Orient Shield 14 snipers partner for training

    Nov 1, 2014

    U.S. Army snipers collaborated with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to participate in sniper training and weapons demonstrations in support of Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 30.

  • FORSCOM finance leadership collaborates on funds management for readiness.

    Oct 31, 2014

    Financial managers and comptrollers from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command convened Oct. 29-30 at FORSCOM's Marshall Hall headquarters here to discuss best practices, new programs and requirements, and share updates and information necessary in providing the financial resources that ensure readiness for FORSCOM formations.

  • US and Japanese aviators work well together during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Aviators are working and flying side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts throughout Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 27 - Nov. 7.

  • New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2014

    The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder.

  • Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.

  • US and Japanese aviation refuelers demonstrate techniques during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aviation personnel exchanged helicopter refueling procedures during Orient Shield 14 here Oct. 28.

  • Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • Orient Shield 14 begins with a bang

    Oct 29, 2014

    The first day of Orient Shield 14 field training brought U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members together to observe each others mortar systems in action here, Oct. 28.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.