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  • Run healthy, run strong

    Apr 21, 2014

    Every day Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade form up to conduct physical training. Most Soldiers run with their units three to four times a week. But what exactly is all that running doing to their bodies?

  • Stryker Master Trainer Course comes to JBLM

    Apr 18, 2014

    They rotated out in groups of four or five Soldiers each. The noncommissioned officers from the 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, focused on the lesson at hand-mounting and dismounting a .50-caliber machine gun on a Stryker vehicle.

  • Army Leaders assess the fight in Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Brad R. Carson and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell recently traveled to Afghanistan to receive more situation awareness about the fight as well as to talk to the troops. (U.S. Army photos by CJTF-10 and Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

  • Vulnerability key to emotionally coming home from warzone

    Apr 16, 2014

    Watch a buddy barely survive an accidental vehicle rollover. Put that emotional rock in the rucksack. Live through yet another improvised explosive device on a route clearance. Another one goes in. Attend one too many memorial services for brothers in arms. Push that emotional boulder in too. The emotional burdens of war can pile up quickly. Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin likens these stressful experiences as rocks that Soldiers put into imaginary rucksacks. When Soldiers come home those emotional rucksacks often stay on, however, and can create emotional distance with friends and family.

  • 3-2 SBCT NCOs conduct joint training with 555th Engineer Brigade

    Apr 12, 2014

    Rappel masters from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, worked in conjunction with Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade April 8 to complete rappelling/fast-rope training recertification.

  • War College students, Army leaders discuss promoting ideas during 'Leader Day' discussion

    Apr 9, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, and other senior Army leaders, participated in 'Leader Day' discussions with U.S. Army War College students about the Army's future strategic responsibilities, April 8, 2014, at Bliss Hall on Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • Carter appears at Mariners' home opener

    Apr 9, 2014

    Staff Sergeant Ty Carter of Spokane, Wash., a recent Medal of Honor recipient, was introduced and recognized during a "Salute to Those Who Served," scheduled to be a regular feature during the 2014 Mariners season to pay tribute to the men and women who honor their nation through service.

  • 30 hours and 100 miles later

    Apr 9, 2014

    A Soldier somewhere in the world will be rolling out of bed to conduct physical training on any given morning.

  • JBLM Stryker soldiers train to save

    Apr 9, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division were tested to provide medical aid under duress at the Yakima Training Center, March 28.

  • 7th Inf. Div. promotes DCG-Operations to brigadier general

    Apr 9, 2014

    Soldiers, families and guests visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered at the French Theater, March 28, for a ceremony honoring the deputy commanding general- operations, of the 7th Infantry Division. Colonel Willard Burleson III was promoted to brigadier general following remarks by Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, deputy commanding general, I Corps.

  • 3-2 SBCT conducts Raven training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Once upon a morning dreary... Raven operators from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division refreshed their skills at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 27.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers play a part in Operation Alaska Shield

    Apr 3, 2014

    Simulated patients from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to include a number of Soldiers from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, were wheeled in on military litters, April 1, as part of an exercise, "Alaska Shield."

  • Olympic gold medalist helps reenlist Arrowhead soldier

    Mar 31, 2014

    Enlisting in today's all-volunteer Army is a big deal. Reenlisting in the Army during a time of war is an even bigger deal, which is why Hope Solo, an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Richland, Wash., was on hand for the reenlistment of Spc. Diana Zuniga at Memorial Stadium in Seattle March 27.

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • Sisters in Arms goes International

    Mar 20, 2014

    While units across the country come together to launch the Sisters in Arms program at their home duty stations, there is one place in the world where service members from at least five different countries joined to celebrate a Coalition International Sisters in Arms Day.

  • 7th Infantry Division holds Sisters in Arms seminar

    Mar 19, 2014

    Initially an effort by the division Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, "Sisters in Arms" is meant to educate and empower soldiers to be successful leaders while addressing the unique challenges for female soldiers.

  • Dedication honors retired 23rd Infantry Regiment soldier

    Mar 19, 2014

    Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team of 7th Infantry Division crowded into the newly-named Sgt. 1st Class Charles Main room, March 7. The multi-purpose room was dedicated in honor of Main, who is the 23rd Inf. Regt. Honorary Command Sergeant Major.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Best Warrior Competition day one

    Mar 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test and written exam for the Best Warrior Competition day one on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2014.The APFT is comprised of a two minute push up event, two minute sit-up event and a two mile run. The Best Warrior competition is a four day event where Soldiers are tested physically, mentally, and in the areas of land navigation, warrior tasks and battle drills, and a formal board. This event showcases Soldiers and demonstrates 210th FA Bde."Fight Tonight" spirit. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released). To download these high-quality photos and others from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page:

  • USONW treats Frontline soldiers to No Dough Dinner

    Mar 17, 2014

    The USO Northwest Shali Center has been an important part of service members' lives at the base since the mid-1980s. They continue this long-lived legacy by hosting a monthly "No Dough" dinner where a unit on post is presented a meal for free.

  • Women's History Month: WACs at the Presidio

    Mar 14, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The cover of the May 12, 1944, issue of the Fort Ord Panorama shows Technician Third Grade Margery Barrett. Barrett, a member of the Women's Army Corps, served at the Presidio of Monterey, after recently serving in Algiers.

  • 3-2 SBCT career counselor sets record straight on re-enlistment

    Mar 12, 2014

    After 12 years of war, the U.S. Army is drawing down its forces, which has generated a lot of hearsay. Indeed, there have been changes to re-enlistment, but not nearly as many as you might think.

  • 4th SBCT soldiers complete final 'Manchu Mile'

    Mar 10, 2014

    Throughout 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division's eight-year history, the soldiers of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchu" have always lived up to their motto, "Keep Up the Fire."

  • Soldiers endure rain, water for silver spurs

    Mar 10, 2014

    Drenched in ice-cold, pouring rain and shivering, Spc. Gilbert Venzor thought he just might break.

  • Soldiers, students come together at community connector science fair

    Mar 10, 2014

    Sgt. James Roeser has always had a passion for science and learning.

  • Blue and green work together to conquer training rotation

    Mar 5, 2014

    A little inter-service rivalry isn't always a bad thing, but teamwork is even better.

  • Achievements recognized for 7ID volunteers

    Mar 5, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held its second Division Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at Carey Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Feb. 27. The quarterly event recognized soldiers and family members of seven brigades and the Headquarters Support Company who have donated their time to make an impact in the lives of others throughout the South Sound communities.

  • Lancers use YTC deployment to prepare future operations

    Mar 5, 2014

    The Military Decision Making Process is often depicted as a roomful of leaders and planners rushing to develop a plan of attack or defense to win or protect a key interest, and that wouldn't be far from the truth.

  • Newcomers briefing welcomes Soldiers to Bayonet Division

    Mar 5, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, spoke to more than 150 Soldiers during a division newcomer's brief, Feb. 18, at The French Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The purpose of the brief was to welcome new Soldiers while clarifying the mission, vision, priorities, standards, and expectations of the Bayonet Division.

  • 23rd Infantry Regiment recalls the Battle of Chip Yong-Ni

    Mar 3, 2014

    Fifty-three years ago, during the winter of 1951, China entered the Korean War in support of the communist north. The Chinese People's Volunteer Army proved to be nearly unstoppable until members of the U.S. Army's 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks" turned them back during a decisive battle fought Feb. 13-15 at the town of Chipyong-ni, South Korea.

  • Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

    Feb 28, 2014

    Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

  • Odierno visits 4-6 ARS

    Feb 27, 2014

    After patiently waiting, the squadron was called to attention. The Soldiers then roared their unit motto, "Fighting Six" as the 38th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, entered the hangar during part of his visit to the Korean Peninsula, Feb. 24, 2014, at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • 5th AR runners win supporting local cancer charity 5K

    Feb 27, 2014

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 360th Regiment, Task Force Rough Rider, 5th Armored Brigade, participated in the inaugural Race for Care 5K here Feb. 16, with one Soldier finishing with the overall first place trophy.

  • Arrowhead MPs exhibit resolve during pepper spray training

    Feb 26, 2014

    Pepper spray shows up on television and in the news quite often. There is a good reason for that. It hurts. It really hurts.

  • Bi-annual Safety Stand Down tunes up Soldier awareness

    Feb 20, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 5th Armored Brigade conducted its bi-annual Safety Stand Down Day, at Biggs Park here recently.

  • Soldiers train for any possibility

    Feb 19, 2014

    The Army is looking at a world marked by regime changes and questionably controlled stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction while preparing itself for challenges that might lie ahead.

  • 'Sisters in Arms' program goes international at Cobra Gold 2014

    Feb 18, 2014

    Women representing several countries participated in the first-of-its-kind International Sisters in Arms meeting, Feb. 17, 2014, at Camp Akatosarot, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, during Cobra Gold 2014.

  • USO, Boy Scouts get things popping at Arrowhead brigade

    Feb 18, 2014

    Everyone loves popcorn. With all the rain and cold outside this time of year, it might just be the perfect food for staying at home, watching TV or enjoying the company of a significant other.

  • Service members, veterans captured on canvas

    Feb 13, 2014

    Artist donates time to military family members to teach them how to paint their heroes.

  • Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces train alongside U.S. Forces at NTC for first time

    Feb 12, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, conducted bilateral training with Japanese Soldiers with their Ground Self-Defense Force's 1st Company, 1st Mechanized Battalion, from Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, last month.

  • Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as 'gem'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, 2014, to welcome back the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as they returned from Afghanistan, where the division headquarters has spent the last year commanding Regional Command-East.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • FORSCOM unit takes annual SECDEF maintenance award

    Feb 6, 2014

    A FORSCOM unit was named the winner of the Annual Secretary of Defense "Phoenix" Award for excellence in unit or field-level maintenance! Representatives of Delta Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C., were presented with the unit award during a ceremony, Feb. 5, in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

  • I Corps changes hands

    Feb 6, 2014

    Service members assigned to I Corps bid farewell to one commander and welcomed another during a ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 6.

  • 7th ID has new leadership

    Feb 6, 2014

    On a day cold enough to snow, sentiments of the outgoing 7th Infantry Division commanding general and his incoming counterpart were a warm welcome to the packed audience in a helicopter hangar at Gray Army Airfield Feb. 4.

  • Warhawks train new gunners prior to deployment

    Feb 6, 2014

    More than 30 soldiers from the 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade qualified as UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter door gunners after a two-week certification course.

  • Artillery, air crews execute HI-RAIN joint exercise

    Feb 6, 2014

    Since June 2013, 17th Fires Brigade, 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and JBLM, have planned and rehearsed the forcible entry capability of the C-17 Globemaster and HIMARS launcher as an operational and strategic strike package. To date, they have successfully completed more than nine missions.

  • FORSCOM commander speaks on leader development

    Feb 6, 2014

    Commanders and command sergeants major gathered Feb. 5 to attend a forum led by United States Army Forces Command commanding general Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

  • Army accidents continue downward trend

    Feb 4, 2014

    Following the Army's safest year on record, accidental fatalities fell once again during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, according to data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • FORSCOM command team visits NTC

    Jan 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general and command sergeant major visit the Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. to discuss the recent training rotation of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division this January. This rotation was based on a Pacific-focused scenario that fully integrated a Japanese Ground Defense Force unit.

  • 'Arrowhead' lieutenant paves way for female Soldiers

    Jan 26, 2014

    Every generation has its pioneers, its trailblazers; persons who pave the way for the next generation. The Army is no exception.

  • Triple Nickel soldiers judge local science fair

    Jan 24, 2014

    The basis of the scientific method is simply asking the question, "If I do this, what will happen?" Six years ago, when the science department of a local middle school asked themselves, "What will happen if we invite soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to judge our science fair?" they began an experiment that has continued ever since.

  • Sisters in Arms empowers female leaders

    Jan 24, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division hosted a seminar to educate, train, mentor and empower female soldiers to be successful leaders while addressing unique challenges, Jan. 7.

  • Dedication honors former 7ID leader

    Jan 24, 2014

    Soldiers and family members crowded into the newly named Col. Darron Wright conference room Dec. 27, to dedicate it in memory of the former 7th Infantry Division operations officer.

  • Soldier, mother work together as Santa's helpers

    Jan 24, 2014

    A few years ago, Spc. Blake Woodhouse learned that his cousin and best friend Kevin had passed away. Kevin, who was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq and who had only recently left a recovery program, had always been an example to Woodhouse and had shown him what the human spirit is capable of. While in Iraq, Kevin's family asked what he wanted for Christmas. His response was that he wanted his church to make stockings for all the children at an Iraqi school. It is deeds like this, which are referred to as "Kevin acts of kindness" that Woodhouse and his mother, Tami Michaels, are determined to carry on

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Army announces 33K positions now open to women

    Jan 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2014)--One year ago this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the end of the direct ground combat exclusion policy, which restricted female service members from serving in unit-level positions below the brigade level with the primary mission of direct ground combat engagement. Now a year later, the Army announces its recent notification to Congress, through the DoD, to open 33K positions as part of its Soldier 2020 initiative. The Army's Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession. Prior to the DoD rescinding the direct ground combat exclusion policy, the Army had already begun 'leaning forward' with a scientific approach to re-validate performance standards for each Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

  • NTC hosts 3-2 SBCT, 7th ID and Japanese unit for their first decisive action rotation

    Jan 22, 2014

    Several firsts at National Training Center. 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th ID and Japanese unit conducting its first decisive action rotation. The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army is now conducting its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Skateboarding soldier shreds toward resilience

    Jan 2, 2014

    There are some sports that people need in their lives. One soldier needed skateboarding so much that he tried to build a half-pipe at the forward operating base he was deployed to in Afghanistan.

  • Fire support soldiers certify on FO skills

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers of 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division participated in fire support certifications Dec. 2-12, here.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Christmas with the Patriots

    Dec 27, 2013

    Across Regional Command-East, Task Force Patriot Soldiers got into the holiday spirit and spent their Christmas enjoying the fellowhip of their comrades in arms with food, games, gifts, and friendship.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • 'Raiders' augment JBLM Trees for Troops program

    Dec 19, 2013

    This holiday season, approximately 600 service members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., received a free evergreen tree, commonly referred to as a "Christmas tree," thanks to the Trees for Troops program.

  • Deep Steel Battalion cases colors before deployment

    Dec 19, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, gathered for a casing of the colors ceremony at Lewis North, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., Dec. 12.

  • Stryker soldiers train virtually to be ready for reality

    Dec 19, 2013

    Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., have found an innovative way to stay trained and ready for when the nation calls.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Protection Message

    Dec 17, 2013

    The holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebration with Family and friends. It is also important to be mindful of the increased potential for hazards during this busy time of year. Many of you will travel to the mainland or abroad to be with Family and friends. As you travel, I ask that each member of the USARPAC Team take precautions and include safety into all of your holiday planning and events.

  • New Wellness Techniques Empower Soldiers

    Dec 15, 2013

    Military chapels are places where Soldiers know they can go to learn coping skills for the challenges of life. At Enduring Faith Chapel on Bagram Airfield, Dec. 7, 2013, things were no different, except that they were very different.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • Winter's Unseen Trap

    Dec 11, 2013

    As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I -- like most of you -- have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We've all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous. For example, Field Manual 3-04.301(1-301), Aeromedical Training for Flight Personnel, highlights Type I (unrecognized) spatial disorientation as the most dangerous because the hapless aviator has no idea they are disoriented, and thus, takes no action to correct the danger facing them. Carbon monoxide is similarly insidious. Whether it is exhaust leaking into your vehicle, or perhaps a propane heater warming a tent, carbon monoxide takes its prey with no warning. However, this article is not about spatial disorientation or carbon monoxide. There is another hazard that's similarly treacherous and just as veiled. Unfortunately, I found myself in its trap on my way home from drill one weekend.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Raptor refueling goes hot on JBLM

    Dec 4, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- When it comes to an Army aviation unit, helicopters are only as effective as their fuel tanks will let them be. That's where the ingenuity of creating rapid refuel points allows missions to be conducted over a larger radius. "The reason that rapid refuel points exist is to eliminate the number of times helicopters have to cool down for cold refueling. The hot refueling limits the time it takes for helicopters to get back in the air and train or conduct missions," said Sgt. 1st Class Severino B. Ignaco, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade senior petroleum supply specialist. But when you take all the moving parts of refueling alone and combine it with a running helicopter, refueling teams must expand their knowledge beyond their initial training. More than 50 petroleum supply specialists, 92F Army military occupational specialty identifier, from the 16th CAB, 7th Infantry Division joined in a week-long hot refuel training conducted by the 46th Aviation Support Battalion support operations section.

  • Legionnaires build strong teams through the Iron Legion Challenge

    Dec 3, 2013

    While most soldiers across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. were preparing for Thanksgiving, Legionnaires with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, were putting themselves to the test during the Iron Legion competition, Nov. 26.

  • Soldiers create works of art for Thanksgiving

    Dec 3, 2013

    Just as a spider can spin a delicate web, steady hands can shape an intricate piece of art. Time and knowledge transforms an ordinary human into an artist who craft pieces that can last a lifetime.

  • Cav squadron brings back tradition with NCO induction ceremony

    Dec 3, 2013

    Entrance into the Corps of the Noncommissioned Officer is not always formal or convenient.

  • Deep Steel Battalion builds teamwork during winter games

    Dec 3, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, competed in the Deep Steel Winter Games, a three-day tournament that consisted of multiple athletic events, Nov. 20-22.

  • 7th Infantry Division expresses gratitude to volunteers

    Dec 3, 2013

    The 7th Infantry Division held its inaugural 7th Infantry Division Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at French Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 21.

  • Engineers pass through Cascade Locks

    Dec 3, 2013

    Senior noncommissioned officers of the 14th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., traveled to the Cascade Locks, Ore., Nov. 21, to learn the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Community group fueled by CrossFit

    Nov 22, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- CrossFit has been sweeping the nation for quite some time. Spouses from Area I were not letting this opportunity pass them by.

  • Human Resource Specialists Participate in Silver Scimitar Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers stand in line at a mock post office waiting to mail packages and letters home to their families, friends and loved ones. The slow steady hum of conversation fills the room as Soldiers complete their address forms and talk about day-to-day activities. With a few Subject Matter Experts walking around the room checking to see if the forms are being filled out correctly, one SME walks in the mailroom unnoticed and tosses a grungy black bag on the floor and shouts, "BOMB, BOMB!" Within seconds, Soldiers drop everything and run out of the exits to safety.

  • Signal soldiers keep Army networks safe

    Nov 22, 2013

    In the wake of the Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden security scandals, as well as White House accusations of Chinese hackers attacking private and public systems in the U.S., cybersecurity is more important than ever.

  • Third time's a charm for one Arrowhead Soldier

    Nov 22, 2013

    Many Soldiers who come into the Army are "one and done." That is, they do their initial tour-of-duty and get out. Some of these Soldiers reconsider that decision, though, and come back in citing a number of reasons. One such Arrowhead Soldier, Staff Sgt. Steven Siddall, a Los Angeles native, enlisted in the Army three times before he decided to stick around.

  • Lancers host observance to honor Native Americans

    Nov 22, 2013

    Native Americans have played a vital role in the shaping of the United States and its culture since the country's inception.

  • Change your life with SMART goals!

    Nov 22, 2013

    As any sergeant major will say, no matter how good you are at something, there is always room for improvement. Maybe you want to earn the Army Physical Fitness Badge on your next PT test. Perhaps you want to maximize your promotion points to reach the ever-increasing cutoff scores in our shrinking Army, or earn a degree with Federal Tuition Assistance.

  • Thunderbolt soldier named I Corps Cook of the Year

    Nov 22, 2013

    "I'm not going to lie, I was nervous when I went in," said Spc. Curtis W. McFarland about his feelings before entering the I Corps Cook of the Year board.

  • Santa's Castle enlists help of JBLM Stryker soldiers

    Nov 22, 2013

    A special delivery was made to Santa's Castle Nov. 18, and the deliverymen didn't even have to travel to the North Pole.

  • MEDCOM CSM visits JBLM, talks Performance Triad

    Nov 22, 2013

    The highest ranking enlisted member of U.S. Army Medical Command visited soldiers at Joint Base-Lewis McChord, Nov. 18-19.

  • Raiders participate in Veterans Day assemblies

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers from 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, presented the colors and spoke to young students in support of four Lakewood, Wash., elementary school Veterans Day assemblies held across the Clover Park School District, Nov. 8.

  • 1st BN, 38th FA Regt. sweeps Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers came out to see if they were up to the Thunder Fitness Challenge.

  • Is the weapon clear?

    Nov 13, 2013

    Whether Soldiers are handling a military or privately owned weapon, safety should always be a top concern.

  • CID Agent Saves Swimmers, Awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 12, 2013

    On November 4, 2013, in his last official act as the special-agent-in-charge of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Puerto Rico CID office, Special Agent James Spalding humbly received the Soldier's Medal, the Army's highest decoration for valor not involving combat, before his fellow Soldiers, civilians, family and friends.

  • Dental team keeps soldiers smiling in the field

    Nov 12, 2013

    For soldiers who needed emergency dental work while training at nearby Yakima Training Center, treatment often required traveling four hours to dental clinics on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Not only did this prevent soldiers from receiving the training they needed, but it also used up valuable time and resources.

  • 4-2 SBCT redeploys, reintegrates

    Nov 12, 2013

    According to Col. Jody Miller, who recently took command of 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, redeployment and reintegration go hand-in-hand.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • A "Rendezvous with Radio"

    Oct 29, 2013

    Radio show partnership with Division, WJZM, a first of its kind