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  • 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.

  • Arrowhead howitzers, crews take to the sky at Yakima

    Oct 24, 2014

    Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, Washington, the twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carried the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close air support.

  • 570th Sapper Company returns home

    Oct 24, 2014

    The building erupted in screams and cheers of happiness as approximately 50 Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., entered signifying the end of a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 'Dragonslayer' Battalion cases colors before deployment

    Oct 24, 2014

    Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, held a casing colors ceremony at JBLM, Lewis North, Washington, Oct. 8.

  • Strykers train in pairs at Yakima Training Center

    Oct 24, 2014

    Moving in tandem, Stryker crews deftly acquired and destroyed targets as they maneuvered swiftly down their lanes. With the call of "on the way," the gunners opened fire as their .50-caliber machine gun roared above them.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers train with their Marine counterparts

    Oct 24, 2014

    In the world of artillery, there are a lot of pieces that work together to ensure that each round finds its target.

  • Triple Nickel engineers engage in helocast training

    Oct 24, 2014

    A crowd gathered along the shoreline at American Lake listening for the distinct whir of the helicopter and then the first glimpse of it over the trees. Agile and powerful, it hovered briefly over the water, sending spray into the air like mist. Within moments, a Soldier stood at the edge of the Chinook ramp and then dropped off into the cold water below. As he popped back to the surface, another Soldier joined him in the lake and then another. One-by-one they exited the helicopter and made their way to the shore, where other service members and a few spouses greeted them with enthusiasm.

  • US and Japanese forces share marksmanship skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    Sharing combat skills helped to close the gap between U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a close quarters marksmanship exercise, here Oct. 24.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • JGSDF, US Army share mortar tactics during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members proudly demonstrated their respective mortar systems during Orient Shield 14 here, Oct. 23.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • The Lancer Report: The Way of the Bayonet

    Oct 21, 2014

  • FORSCOM Counter IED Trainers Invest in Future Leaders

    Oct 21, 2014

    Training experts from U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Integration Cell (CI2C) travel from Fort Drum to help train Cadets on the enduring global threat of IEDs.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • 20th CBRNE Command celebrates 10th anniversary

    Oct 20, 2014

    WHITE MARSH, Maryland -- Soldiers and civilians from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) celebrated the command's 10th anniversary here Oct. 17.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • U.S. Army Aviators share knowledge with infantry troops during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 19, 2014

  • Orient Shield brings together US and Japanese for Army 10-Miler

    Oct 15, 2014

    Over 700 American and Japanese runners competed in an Army 10-Miler shadow run while participating in Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 15.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • Arrowhead Stryker crew comes together as a team

    Oct 8, 2014

    Most people can relate to the anxiety of working with a new team, but when that team is responsible for the daily operation of a 15-ton hunk of hardened metal and rubber designed to transport combat Soldiers into battle that anxiety level can turn up a notch.

  • Madigan expands School Based Health Centers -- more time saved, more patients seen

    Oct 6, 2014

    Starting the first week of November 2014, Madigan will open a new School Based Health Center at Woodbrook Middle School, located in Lakewood and part of the Clover Park School District. The expansion comes at a time when the SBHCs are experiencing an uptrend in the number of students seen and the percentages of those students who have received flu vaccinations and are current on their wellness visits. SBHCs are already located at Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom High School and Lakes High School.

  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • 2nd Infantry DIVARTY activates on JBLM

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held a ceremony Sept. 25 on JBLM Lewis North to stand up a new unit, as the Army brings back division artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its divisions. The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is part of 7th Infantry Division, but the name of the artillery headquarters reflects its relationship to 2nd Infantry Division, based in South Korea.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • Rising Thunder participants visit Nisei Veterans Committee

    Sep 29, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a social event with the Nisei Veterans Committee Sept. 20 at the Seattle NVC Foundation. The soldiers traveled from Yakima Training Center to Seattle for the event, one of the last for Operation Rising Thunder 2013.

  • After months of war, JBLM aviation unit returns home

    Sep 29, 2014

    A smiling Spc. Kevin Salas held his daughter Alannah for the first time Saturday night inside hangar 2158 on JBLM's Gray Army Airfield. "I just can't believe I'm here right now. It's amazing; she's amazing," said Salas. When Alannah was born, Salas was deployed to southern Afghanistan with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Confidence course brings female Soldiers together

    Sep 29, 2014

    Female Soldiers from across 7th Infantry Division sweated, learned and bonded during a Sisters in Arms confidence course event on Lewis North, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 19.

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