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  • 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.

  • US, Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event

    Sep 29, 2014

    Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Indonesia, Sept. 15.

  • Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held an end-of-service award ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient who used his recognition to urge Soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress, Sept. 26, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, 34, ended his enlistment to transition to life as a civilian after ten combined years of military service.

  • Arrowhead, Raptor brigades host running clinic to discuss women, running

    Sep 27, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team Sisters in Arms program held a partnered running clinic in conjunction with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at the Evergreen Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 26 to discuss women and running.

  • Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, in Elma, Washington.

  • Sitting in boats then Strykers

    Sep 26, 2014

    Chris Warner, Seattle Yacht Club Commodore, is used to sitting on boats at the yacht club in Seattle. Recently he took a break from his day job to travel to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to sit in a Stryker.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 25, 2014

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

  • Col. (P) Jason Walrath takes the reins of the 100th Training Division (OS)

    Sep 23, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On a hazy Sunday morning at Fort Knox's Brook Parade Field, Col. (P) Jason L. Walrath took the reins of leadership for the 100th Training Division (OS) from Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Richard Torres, deputy commander of the 80th Training Command (TASS), Sept. 21, 2014.

  • After months of war, JBLM aviation unit returns home

    Sep 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- 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.

  • Better late than never: Korean War vet receives medals at JBLM

    Sep 10, 2014

    When James Hayden was a prisoner of war, the future was never a priority. His every thought was consumed with surviving the present. Surviving on the meager portions of food his Chinese captors gave him. Surviving as he braved sub-zero temperatures without proper winter clothing. Surviving as he buried his less-fortunate comrades.

  • I Corps partners with Japan Ground Self Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during 2014 Rising Thunder Exercises, Sept. 3-6, 2014, at Yakima Training Center, Washington.

  • Tomahawks battalion partners with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment during 2014 Rising Thunder exercises. The annual training partners Japanese military personnel with units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and 7th Infantry Division, I Corps.

  • 7ID promotes deputy commanding general, support

    Sep 10, 2014

    A promotion for the 7th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support took place Aug. 15 at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord French Theater. Soldiers of 7th ID, guests and family gathered for the ceremony and to recognize Col. Paul Bontrager's promotion to brigadier general.

  • JBLM Kiowa squadron inactivates

    Sep 10, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment gathered at Watkins Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 14 to case the unit colors and formally inactivate the squadron.

  • JBLM Soldiers learn valuable jungle techniques

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. and Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) Soldiers are preparing for a combined jungle exercise by teaching each other tactics, techniques, and procedures in bi-lateral academic training in a jungle environment.

  • Indonesian, US Soldiers conduct jungle survival training

    Sep 10, 2014

    ASEM BAGUS, Indonesia - Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur here, Sept. 4.

  • 'Old Glory' soars downrange for service members

    Sep 10, 2014

    If one was to walk into the house of a veteran or their family, they would most certain see symbols of patriotism and military service. For U.S. service members, the biggest symbol of their time spent in a uniform is the American flag. To own one that was flown overseas represents a moment in history where a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine made a difference for their country. Aviators of Task Force Raptor carried on the tradition and took it to new heights by carrying American flags over southern Afghanistan over the course of their deployment.

  • Warhawks go bald for cancer awareness

    Sep 10, 2014

    Less than one percentage of Americans pledge their lives to the U.S. through the military and choose to stand up for those in need. A group of Soldiers from Task Force Warhawk that are deployed to Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan went beyond their military duties and took a stance for a group of children who are fighting their own battle. Twelve Soldiers started a movement by shaving their heads to support a Puerto Rican children's hospital, which specializes in pediatric cancer patients.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers conduct joint air training mission

    Sep 10, 2014

    The 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) held a joint air training exercise with the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Community honors Arrowhead Soldier/NCO of the Year

    Aug 19, 2014

    Between the rip roar of fans, the blaring sound of announcers, and the "ping" of baseballs striking bats, two Soldiers were recognized for their exceptional performance during the recent I Corps Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competitions.

  • Local communities and JBLM brigade join forces

    Aug 19, 2014

    Soldiers of 17th Field Artillery Brigade, known as the Thunderbolt Brigade, will participate in a community 5k and 10k run in Tumwater on Aug. 16 at 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team rolls into the future of battlefield communication

    Aug 19, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division are about to get even more maneuverable on the battlefield.

  • Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor a fallen Soldier

    Aug 19, 2014

    Story by Staff Sgt. Kevin Frazier Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - Speaker after speaker approached the podium staged in front of an audience of more than 200 Soldiers, family members, and friends.

  • 308th Brigade Support Battalion celebrates its tradition and history

    Aug 19, 2014

    Soldiers of the 308th Brigade Support Battalion celebrate their units' 71st birthday through the 3rd Annual Gunga Din Competition Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Cigarette Butler cleans up JBLM

    Aug 12, 2014

    An estimated 195 million pounds of cigarette butts are improperly discarded in the United States annually, which is equal to the weight of about 33,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In an ongoing effort to eliminate left over tobacco products, a non-profit organization developed a program to recycle the waste.

  • Unexploded ordnance: Don't touch it, report it

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command's senior enlisted leader has seen it all: an unpinned hand grenade in a garage, practice bombs in a basement and an armed landmine on a mantle.

  • Leaders honor Chemical Corps at Green Dragon Ball

    Jul 28, 2014

    Top Army leaders honored the Chemical Corps at the 96th National Capital Region Green Dragon Ball in Middle River, Maryland, July 25, 2014.

  • Soldiers, leaders come together to learn during Arrowhead Week

    Jul 21, 2014

    With a focus on the Pacific and global deployment capabilities, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arrowhead," 7th Infantry Division, has a huge mission set. With such a wide range of responsibilities, it's important to provide decision makers with the most up-to-date knowledge possible.

  • Arrowhead leaders mentor future officers

    Jul 21, 2014

    It's not always easy in college to decide what you want to be when you "grow up." For U.S. Military Academy cadets, who are all destined to be military officers, the career choices are little more limited, but not by much.

  • Soldiers, Airmen come together for training mission

    Jul 21, 2014

    Stryker combat vehicles are big-15 tons of reinforced metal, rubber and weaponry big. Now try moving one across the world with a full complement of Soldiers, food and equipment, and you've got quite a job ahead of you. Fortunately, the Air Force's C-17 Globemaster is perfectly suited for it.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade ADAM/BAE Cell attend the CENTCOM Theater Tactical Data Link Planning Co

    Jul 21, 2014

    The 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) cell attended the U.S. Army Central Command Theater Tactical Data Link Planning Conference at Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar.

  • Learning to succeed

    Jul 21, 2014

    For the last 14 years, Pfc. John Brooks has loved computers. He works on them. He builds them. He repairs them. He just loves them. In fact, he even tried to join the Army as a cyber network defender, a new military occupation specialty that focuses on protecting computer networks.

  • Headquarters Support Company 7th Infantry Division welcomes new commander

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division, held a change of command ceremony June 6.

  • Arrowhead couple recommits to the Army together

    Jul 14, 2014

    Choosing to serve your nation is an honor and a privilege for many, although it is not without its hardships, such as long hours, deployments to faraway places, and time away from loved ones.

  • Downed aircraft recovery team trains in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2014

    Twenty-two members of Task Force Raptor's downed aircraft recovery team strengthened their technical abilities and communication skills, while training on scrap vehicles on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2014.

  • Remembering the nation's fallen

    Jun 3, 2014

    Each year on the last Monday of May the US dedicates a day to commemorate those who gave their lives in defense of the nation.

  • 7ID hosts motorcycle safety ride

    Jun 3, 2014

    More than 100 riders from throughout 7th Infantry Division participated in a division safety ride May 22, to promote safe riding practices, enhance individual rider skills, and build confidence through group riding.

  • Always ready

    Jun 3, 2014

    It was the 6th of May with the hot sun blistering down and the temperature soaring past 100 degrees. The wind was sporadically blowing like a hot hair blow dryer and offered the same relentless conditions to anyone that is brave enough to endure and deploy to an arid location; however, the Soldiers of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade Air Defense Airspace Management/Brigade Aviation Element (ADAM/BAE) Cell and 1-44th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment endured the harsh conditions as they conducted a site visit of the Regiment's Patriot Tactical site, located within the U.S. Army Central Command's Area of Responsibility.

  • McChord Club hosts SHARP Summit

    Jun 3, 2014

    The JBLM SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) Summit was held at the McChord Club Friday, May 16.

  • 7th ID Soldiers hold situational awareness training in support of SHARP efforts

    Jun 3, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program provided training to further develop Soldiers' ability to support the SHARP program directives of "Intervene, Act, and Motivate."

  • Philippine, U.S. soldiers and civilians shoot hoops, build friendships and have fun

    Jun 3, 2014

    Both the Philippine and U.S. crowd went wild as Philippine Army 1st Lt. Andrew M. Linao dribbled the ball past the opposing team's power forward, bobbing and weaving, before a Filipino-U.S. duo outmaneuvered him and took the ball.

  • Brazilian army delegation visits 7ID

    Jun 3, 2014

    A Brazilian Army delegation attended a briefing to become familiar with Stryker capabilities and Stryker unit organization, at the 7th Infantry Division Headquarters, May 13. This familiarization is intended to set the conditions for future military-to-military U.S. and Brazilian training events.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Soldiers focus on preventing sexual harassment, assault

    May 5, 2014

    Soldiers with 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down day April 29 that focused on preventing sexual harassment and assault.

  • Lancer steps forward to lead company

    May 5, 2014

    The 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division is slated to deploy to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., later this summer, where it will certify as a globally-available and regionally-aligned combat brigade.

  • 201st BFSB Soldiers make a good showing at 2014 Best Ranger

    May 5, 2014

    The best of the best were at Fort Benning, Ga., taking part in the 2014 Best Ranger Competition April 11-13, and two infantrymen represented 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division. Staff Sgt. William Haney and Sgt. Brendon Wellendorf, both assigned to C Company, 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment formed a two-man "buddy team" to compete in the three-day event, finishing in seventh place out of fifty teams.

  • Mountain climber speaks to deploying Soldiers on teamwork, resiliency

    May 5, 2014

    Erik Weihenmayer, "The Blind Climber," spoke at the McChord Theater April 24 to Soldiers of 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division.

  • Simulated training saves money, prepares Soldiers for combat

    May 5, 2014

    In this day and age of sequestration, the Army is continuously seeking ways to maintain their demanding training in a fiscally-constrained environment.

  • Lancers, Lakewood YMCA come together for Healthy Kids Day

    May 5, 2014

    "Where's Blitz! Did you see where Blitz went," asked a frantic Seahawks fan of a Soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • From Fires to Field Artillery, What's in a Name?

    May 5, 2014

    The history of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade can be tracked down to the first artillery school, the U.S. Army School of Fire. According to history of the U.S. Army Field Artillery, the school was organized in 1911 by Capt. Dan Tyler Moore.

  • Lancers, 7 ID stand united against sexual assault

    May 5, 2014

    This month the 7th Infantry Division will race to gain ground in the fight against sexual assault.