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  • Dog Day afternoon

    Oct 17, 2013

    At 7:59 a.m. the rain was nothing more than a quiet mist born from brooding clouds. Two minutes later it had escalated into a vicious downpour. The squad of soldiers trudging through the weather didn't appear to notice the change. While their uniforms quickly went from damp to drenched, their faces were stoic, their expressions unmoved.

  • 110th Chem works with UK chemical counterparts

    Oct 17, 2013

    Down a dark, narrow passage a special group of soldiers enters a deserted factory where suspected chemical weapons are being produced. With sensors and monitors beeping, they find the deadly chemical production they are looking for. Now it's time to go to work.

  • Lancer joins the runners elite

    Oct 17, 2013

    To successfully complete the Grand Slam of Ultra-running, a runner has to successfully complete four of America's toughest 100-mile races, which consists of the Western States 100 in California, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run in Vermont, the Wasatch Front 100-Mile Endurance Run in Utah, and the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Shocking Safety Tips

    Oct 15, 2013

    Electrical safety can mean many different things. It can include protection of outlets in your home to knowing that you can't submerge certain electrically charged items in water. No matter the task, taking appropriate safety measures is important

  • 296 BSB delivers more than beans, bullets, benzene and Band-Aids

    Oct 10, 2013

    Amateurs think tactics, professionals think logistics. That's the motto of the Soldiers assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

  • 2-2 SBCT participates in historic joint exercise

    Oct 10, 2013

    For every Soldier on patrol, there is a staff of Soldiers providing mission-essential support by maintaining communication and ensuring critical battlefield information is disseminated.

  • Bringing Soldiers 'Back Into the Light'

    Oct 10, 2013

    It's not a Christian injury. It's not a Muslim injury. It's not a Buddhist injury. It's a moral injury. That was one of the key points that Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin expressed to combat Veterans during the "Back Into the Light" seminar at the Chambers Bay Golf Course near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Sept. 26. The seminar dealt with difficulties Soldiers often experience when re-entering their communities after they've experienced a moral injury, which occurs when a person either does something, or is exposed to something they believe is morally wrong, or experiences betrayal by those they believed were always "right," said Entrekin.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • It's your turn to test drive the EcoBike

    Oct 10, 2013

    Electricity-producing exercise bike will be available at some JBLM fitness facilities

  • JBLM commander pitches in during civilian staff shortage

    Oct 10, 2013

    Government shutdown highlights a JBLM challenge: the base's growth has outpaced increases in the civilian work force

  • Fatigue Management

    Oct 9, 2013

    It was day seven at the Joint Readiness Training Center and it showed on the faces of the young infantrymen. They were exposed to typical central Louisiana weather in November; the nights were cooler and often marked by heavy rains. The platoon sergeant worked hard to keep the troops motivated and moving under their combat loads. No one wanted to be cold or wet, so the rucks were especially heavy.

  • 181st Soldier selected FORSCOM NCO of the Year runner up

    Oct 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brett Oldenburger, a trainer/mentor with the 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Regiment, distinguished himself among the elite when he placed second in the 2013 FORSCOM Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition earlier this summer.

  • 555th Engineer Brigade redeploys

    Oct 8, 2013

    Approximately 200 soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, and the advance party from the 864th Engineer Battalion, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, Oct. 4.

  • Arrowhead soldiers take on global response force mission

    Oct 8, 2013

    Apache Company is ready to take the reins as part of the Department of Defense's global response force after several months of what seemed like endless training at times.

  • Sappers practice air assault ops, prep for Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 571st Sapper Company had the opportunity to conduct an air insertion and extraction operations as part of their pre-deployment training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 23, 2013.

  • 2014: What's your objective?

    Oct 7, 2013

    We just turned the page on another fiscal year, and preliminary numbers suggest it will be among our Army's best ever for safety. But no matter how fiscal 2013 shakes out, we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the new year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army's annual safety and occupational health objectives, signed in early September by the secretary of the Army and Army chief of staff, provide a sound framework for you to do just that within your formations.

  • Soldier and her doggy 'daughter' reunite on national TV

    Oct 4, 2013

    A Soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., surprised her dog after a year-long deployment, on "The Queen Latifah Show."

  • U.S., Japan agree to expand security, defense cooperation

    Oct 4, 2013

    In a joint statement released Oct. 3, 2013, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military leaders agreed to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan.

  • Combined operations shop keeps vehicles on move

    Oct 3, 2013

    The combat repair team with B Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and a sister team with the JGSDF spent countless hours keeping vehicles fit to fight during the training exercise in a shared repair shop at YTC.

  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Run, move, shoot and stay dry

    Oct 2, 2013

    Competitors on target in 3-gun competition despite pouring rain

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • I Corps 1st Sergeant of the Year talks about what it means to be 'more professional than I'

    Oct 1, 2013

    "No one is more professional than I." These are first words of the creed of the noncommissioned officer, and the premise of the Army's enlisted leaders. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, no one exemplifies those words more than 1st Sgt. Eric Olsen, the first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Registration open for Army's premier marksmanship training event

    Sep 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., will host the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • Core capabilities secure CROWS workload

    Sep 30, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot will leverage its extensive resources to become the Army's new depot source of repair for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, known as CROWS.

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Rising Thunder participants invited to Nisei Veterans Committee

    Sep 30, 2013

    Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a social event with the Nisei Veterans Committee Sept. 22 at the Seattle NVC Foundation.

  • Rising Thunder rumbles through the Yakima hills

    Sep 30, 2013

    The hills rumbled with explosions as helicopters, tanks and tactical vehicles descended on Yakima Training Center, Wash., for Operation Rising Thunder, Sept. 3-24. After two decades of interaction, the training continues to sustain and develop a relationship between the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Soldier input aids Army researchers

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center solicited ideas for future combat vehicle projects from Arrowhead Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • FORSCOM names top career counselors for 2013

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Two non-commissioned officers were named the best career counselors in the Army's largest command, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall, Sept. 25.

  • New center provides comprehensive care to assault victims

    Sep 26, 2013

    A first-of-its-kind Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Resource Center opened just two months ago at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • First 'Thought-Controlled' Bionic Leg Funded Through Army Medicine Research

    Sep 26, 2013

    Researchers unveiled the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg Sept. 25, funded through the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and developed by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Bionic Medicine.

  • Managing time, communication is key for husband-wife SHARP team

    Sep 26, 2013

    The Army's Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program was designed to prevent incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault before they occur. The program would not exist without the noncommissioned officers who serve Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Victim Advocates and SHARP representatives.

  • Just click it

    Sep 25, 2013

    Soldiers are wearing seat belts at a substantially higher rate than the civilian population, according to recent data.

  • 'Steel Knights' drive Afghan retrograde effort

    Sep 25, 2013

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Wheeled vehicle mechanics with the 51st Transportation Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command's maintenance section remove the cab of a M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter to gain access to the engine compartment during maintenance Aug. 28th. The 51st Trans. Co. conducts convoy escort team missions, which are essential to the defense of Afghan and other regional partners driving logistics convoys throughout Regional Command-East in northeastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Hughes, 51st Transportation Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st TSC)

  • Weather Surprise

    Sep 24, 2013

    In March 2003, just four months out of flight school, I found myself deployed to Iraq. For the most part, progression was uneventful, except for those dust landings at night under night vision goggles. There was a lot to learn and a short period of time to learn it.

  • Quartermaster Museum adds "Huey" to exhibit

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, moved a Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" helicopter into the museum Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new exhibit to help tell the story of aerial delivery's sling load mission.

  • Japanese, US soldiers run in annual race

    Sep 24, 2013

    Hundreds of runners, including more than 50 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers, took part in the third annual Howard's Medical Army Base Race during a break in Operation Rising Thunder exercises, Sept. 21.

  • Sappers prepare newest Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 570th Sapper Company conducted a five-day training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 16-20, 2013, that providing leadership with evaluations in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan next year.

  • 'Raiders Return' celebration welcomes back Stryker brigade

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers from 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, took center stage as they marched in a parade and then joined residents and community members of the city of Lakewood, Wash., during a "Raiders Return" celebration, Sept. 15.

  • Touchdown for military appreciation

    Sep 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, prepares to toss a CASCOM coin to start the Virginia State University football game Saturday.

  • Raiders pass Seahawks partnership

    Sep 23, 2013

    The 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division "Raiders" passed the Seattle Seahawks "12th Man" flag to the 446th Airlift Wing in a "change of partnership" celebration held at the Warrior Zone recreational facility on Lewis North, Sept. 10.

  • Combat Arts program provides creative therapy to Veterans with PTSD

    Sep 23, 2013

    The paintings and sculptures hanging in the Southwestern University art gallery this month evoke immediate and powerful emotions from visitors -- awe, anger, horror, sadness -- even though the artists who created them would never have seen themselves picking up a paint brush, until now.

  • 'Tomahawks' from three battalions gather for 23rd Infantry Regiment Run

    Sep 23, 2013

    In the early morning hours of Sept. 19, 2013, members of the 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks" - to include 1st Battalion from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division; 2nd Battalion from 4-2 SBCT; and 4th Battalion from 2-2 SBCT - gathered at the Battle of Chipyong-ni Memorial Rock in front of 1-23's Battalion headquarters. They assembled to take part in a three-mile regiment run, which was followed up with information about the 23rd Infantry Regiment Tomahawk Association. It was the first time in recent memory that the entire 23rd Regiment was gathered together in one place, at the same time.

  • Accidents compromise mission success

    Sep 20, 2013

    For nearly 12 years, Soldiers and civilians have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. As units ramp up for deployment, sustain operations and then redeploy, there's an increased potential for accidents to happen.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • 'Tomahawks Challenge' a hit with 1-23 Inf. spouses

    Sep 18, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held their first "Tomahawks Challenge" on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 13, 2013.

  • Japanese troops get a taste of American hospitality

    Sep 17, 2013

    During a break in training Sept. 15, several Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the Yakima Training Center for the annual Operation Rising Thunder exercise were invited to spend time with families in the Yakima community.

  • Fitness initiative to get rigorous check-ups

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Army will be closely monitoring its Performance Triad program to ensure it is delivering on the promise of better performance through improved sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Army's newest GO has passion to lead, serve nation

    Sep 13, 2013

    During his initial service obligation as a young lieutenant, Bill Gayler received two important pieces of advice that changed his life's path and paved the way to the achievement he celebrated Sept. 3.

  • Army leaders pay tribute to troops on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell thanked all the men and women of the armed forces in their remarks at the "Invincible Spirit Festival," Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • Army National Guard officer named Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Outstanding RiderCoach Trainer

    Sep 9, 2013

    Lt. Col. Craig Lambert, a member of the West Virginia National Guard, was named the motorcycle Outstanding RiderCoach Trainer for 2013 by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at the organization's International Rider Education Training System Conference held Aug. 15-16 in Indianapolis.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • Ancient fortress marks site for advisory transition in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A fortress dating back to the 5th century, once occupied by the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, a focus-point for the first and second Anglo-Afghan War, and a pivotal point in the history of Afghanistan, served as the setting officially marking the next level of advising to the Afghan National Army from American forces.

  • Warhorse spouses get a taste of soldier life

    Sep 7, 2013

    Spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, gathered at Rose Field, on JBLM, for a Spouse Spur Ride, Sept. 5, 2013.

  • Operation Rising Thunder 13 urban assault training

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Recipe for Safety

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Soldier mentality isn't one that usually sets a priority on safety. Most Soldiers instinctively realize that they'll be taking risks consistently throughout their career. Someone scared of risks traditionally isn't the type of person who would even think about joining the military. Col. Timothy Daugherty, brigade commander for the 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Sill knew this when he took command in June 2011. With more than 24 years experience, Daugherty knew the thought process of Soldiers, both young and old.

  • Engineer brigade honors soldiers they lost

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Triple Nickel Fallen Warriors Memorial, a large, gray granite wall that normally stands silent, provides a place for quiet reflection to remember 555th Engineer Brigade soldiers who were killed in action.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter speaks at Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Aug 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter speaks during his Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Second COP Keating hero receives Medal of Honor

    Aug 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Carter humbly stood as President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around his neck, during a ceremony Aug. 26, at the White House.

  • Cavalry scout receives Medal of Honor

    Aug 28, 2013

  • Army wins sevens title on last-second try

    Aug 28, 2013

  • 3d ESC Observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    The old lady limped slowly through the crowd, assisted only by a weathered cane. Covered in a lightly colored dress and adorned with a white shawl, she moved until she was at the front of the room, her back to the crowd. As she turned around the glasses could do no justice in concealing the passion in her eyes as her arm pointed out amongst the crowd.

  • Lancer leads All Army Rugby team to gold in '13 Armed Forces Championship

    Aug 28, 2013

    The All Army Rugby team took home the gold medal during the Armed Forces Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., Aug. 11 to 19, under the leadership of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. battalion executive officer.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

    Aug 27, 2013

    President Barack Obama conveys the heroics of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter to the audience gathered for the Medal of Honor ceremony in Carter's honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2013. Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at the time of the battle.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • For one soldier, charity involves running -lots of it

    Aug 26, 2013

    Capt. Richard Kresser, 27, from Raymond, Iowa, is an engineer officer with Headquarters Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. He is also an ultra-runner who just ran 423 miles in seven days, across the state of Iowa; something which, until this year, had never been accomplished.

  • 'Red Lions' battalion changes hands

    Aug 26, 2013

    Lt. Col. Norberto Menendez, from Miami, assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from Lt. Col. Rory Crooks, of Spokane, Wash., in a formal ceremony on Watkins Field, Aug. 2, 2013.

  • Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    Aug 23, 2013

    The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored Sportfisher and the shore. "I think he thinks you're drowning," the husband said to his wife. They were splashing each other and she had screamed, but now they were just standing on the sand bar in neck-deep water. "We're fine, what is he doing?" she asked, a little annoyed. "We're fine!" the husband yelled, waving him off, but the captain kept swimming hard. "Move!" the captain barked as he hurried past the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their 9-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, "Daddy!"

  • Bayonet 6 Sends: Army team built on care, trust between Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    By now, most of you have heard about the White House announcement that one of your own Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, is to receive the Medal of Honor by our Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, in a ceremony on Aug. 26.

  • Lancer family comes together for first brigade run in more than 2 years

    Aug 22, 2013

    The sound of soldiers calling cadence is a common occurrence on a weekday morning across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis North, Wash., but on Aug. 16 the sound of cadence was met with the cheers of family members.

  • In aftermath of Keating: MOH nominee Carter gets help for PTSD

    Aug 21, 2013

    After defeating a Taliban force seven to eight times their size, half of the Soldiers of "Black Knight" Troop were wounded and eight were dead. Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter at first didn't want to speak about it with counselors, but he later credited the professionals with saving him.

  • Bomb technicians trade secrets to success

    Aug 19, 2013

    An explosion rocks the ground as a shockwave rips through the air. Smoke billows from the shattered windows of a city bus. Chaos ensues as screaming victims scramble to exit the twisted wreckage. Wounded and deaf passengers with a constant ringing in their ears stumble about the aftermath of the explosion.

  • Lancers 'Rock the Park' to build strong bonds with Milton community

    Aug 19, 2013

    The surrounding communities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., have often times showed support to the soldiers stationed here.

  • Hidden benefits of recreation: Hobbies can provide physical therapy, stress relief, mindfulness

    Aug 15, 2013

    Engaging in recreational activities can provide Soldiers with enjoyable pastimes that improve their quality of life as well as an alternate form of therapy, according to Erin Carpenter, a recreation therapist at the Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Like father, like son

    Aug 14, 2013

    As a 20-year-old, Spc. Jerae P. Perez already has 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army.

  • Career counselor to self and others

    Aug 13, 2013

    When the chance to train and work as a career counselor presented itself five years ago, Staff Sgt. Jesse Ryan, a nuclear, biological, chemical non-commissioned officer, raised his hand.

  • Soldier credited with saving squad leader's life

    Aug 13, 2013

    When Spc. Benjamin Rubino checked his phone June 29, 2013, he never expected to see what appeared on the screen: his former squad leader-nearly 2,700 miles away at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii- holding a loaded gun to his head.

  • Soldier's life-saving actions earn him recognition from 7ID leadership

    Aug 13, 2013

    In front of a formation of nearly 100 soldiers, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, recognized three soldiers from three separate brigades within the division for their "outstanding actions," naming them Bayonet Soldiers of the Month.

  • Situational awareness training develops critical thinking skills for soldiers

    Aug 13, 2013

    Soldiers with the 14th Engineer Battalion participated in Advanced Situational Awareness Training at Point du Hoc on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 1. The training prepares soldiers for future contingency operations, teaching them how to react and assess threats during conflict.

  • Soldier receives recognition after delivering baby at gate

    Aug 13, 2013

    Douglas, Ariz., native Pvt. Marvin Frisby was recognized by Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, and the division's command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers, outside the division headquarters, Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Exercise Lightning Strike Comes to a Close

    Aug 5, 2013

    Members of the Singapore Armed Forces and U.S. Army soldiers joined together to celebrate the end of Exercise Lightning Strike during a ceremony here July 26.

  • 17th Fires Brigade soldier aids 2 children locked in car

    Aug 5, 2013

    Two children were locked in a car at a shopping center parking lot with the windows cracked about an inch on a hot summer day July 1. One child was crying and the other appeared dazed. Both were sweating profusely and at risk of heat injury.

  • 'Must be led before you can lead'

    Aug 5, 2013

    While many college students take vacations during the summer, Army cadets are busy training to be the U.S. military's future leaders.

  • Final homecoming flights for 4th SBCT bring home 600 troops, brigade leadership

    Aug 5, 2013

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, colors touched down on American soil along with the brigade commander, command sergeant major and approximately 600 soldiers, July 28, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 864th Engineer Battalion sets the pace for supporting new and expecting mothers while fathers deploy

    Aug 5, 2013

    Stories that come from deployments often speak of the camaraderie and a sense of teamwork that is formed amongst soldiers while pushing through the hard times to accomplish a mission. Very rarely, however, is it even whispered of the camaraderie formed by the spouses who are also pushing through some very difficult times while they wait for their loved ones to return from down range.

  • US and Australian War Games - Talisman Saber 2013

    Aug 3, 2013

    Exercise TALISMAN SABER has it all; Special Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, and the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force, and Navy. It is the largest Australian military exercise and one of the largest U.S. exercises. The exercise is a major undertaking that reflects the closeness of our alliance and the strength of the ongoing military-military relationship.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Taming the dog days

    Aug 1, 2013

    The fact that the fiscal year coincides with the end of summer can be a cruel coincidence for those of us in safety. There's no buffer zone that allows us to bounce back from a bad fourth quarter, which traditionally is our Army's worst time of year for accidents. Slow and steady gains made throughout the year can be diminished quickly by just one or two bad months, and that could kill motivation to keep working toward safety goals. But thus far in fiscal 2013, it looks like we won't have that problem: With about two months left to go, accidental fatalities are still 20 percent lower than this time last year. That decline has held steady for several months now, but to keep it going, we'll have to stay on top of our game through August and September.

  • 7ID soldier receives Legion of Merit following 30 years of service

    Jul 31, 2013

    Lt. Col. Johnny Vandiver, the 7th Infantry Division's senior physician assistant and chief of clinical operations, was awarded the Legion of Merit, July 26, in honor of his many accomplishments in his 30 years of service.

  • U.S., Singapore army joint exercise a success

    Jul 31, 2013

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from both nations celebrated the end of a two-week, collaborative exercise here Friday.

  • 7 ID hosts Junior Leaders for Sustainment course

    Jul 31, 2013

    During a sustainment course for junior leaders July 23, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division learned that being an Army professional is about more than overcoming an enemy combatant.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • Kids strengthen Army ties

    Jul 30, 2013

    In what was supposed to be five military company formations standing at parade rest on an open grassy field, was in reality, a motley crew of children between the ages of 5-12, playing soldier for a day while doing their best to stand still and keep from fidgeting.