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Col. Leonard J. Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, address the audience after his change of command ceremony June 26 at McChord Field.

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Airmen and Soldiers, civic leaders and honorary commanders, family members and friends of Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed the new commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing, Col. Leonard Kosinski, during a change of command ceremony June 26. Kosinski takes over command for the wing from Col. David Kumashiro.


Northwest Guardian

Published: 11:36AM July 2nd, 2015

Annual Rainier Cup golf tournament June 26-Sunday brought active duty, retired and other members of local military community together for a fun, competitive intraservice competition which started 18 years ago. Navy won this year’s title with a comeback run to defeat the Army team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


Dean Siemon / Northwest Guardian

Published: 11:33AM July 2nd, 2015

An average of 40 people — including active duty, retired and family members — play weekly Texas Hold ‘em tournaments at the Warrior Zone on Lewis North. The games are recognized by regulars as an inexpensive way to play the card game and create, maintain friendships.

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Published: 11:31AM July 2nd, 2015

Dozens of runners from Joint Base Lewis-McChord “braved the undead” during the second annual Zombie Apocalypse 5k Run Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

Published: 01:10PM July 6th, 2015

Over the past few months, we have conducted numerous ceremonies that signify the change in leaders for the battalions and brigades of the 7th Infantry Division. This transition is part of the cycle of the Army, saying farewell to great leaders and welcoming in new ones.

Published: 12:35PM June 25th, 2015

I have no doubt that a smile is a powerful tool. However, recent events, both professionally and personally, opened my eyes to the fact many people hide behind a smile.

Published: 12:30PM June 25th, 2015

This morning, before I sat down to work on this commentary, I was packing up some of my things in the TLF — trying to make sure I could fit everything in the car as I get ready for the long trip cross-country. There’s a pretty good chance that my household goods shipment is already in Washington, D.C. — my next duty station after I change command.

Published: 11:32AM July 2nd, 2015

An Air Force Reserve client systems technician from the 446th Force Support Squadron at McChord Field was recently notified he earned the distinction of U.S. Transportation Command 2014 Junior Service Member of the Year.

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Published: 11:30AM July 2nd, 2015

If you wanted to show the pride you have with the Airmen you work with every day, how would you do it?

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By Veronica Sandate Craker / Northwest Guardian

Published: 11:27AM July 2nd, 2015

The quarterly Team Joint Base Lewis-McChord Recognition Ceremony honored one local family for their dedication to the military and inducted a new member to the JBLM Hall of Fame.


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Fourth of July

Published: 11:55AM July 2nd, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate Independence Day during their all-day annual Freedom Fest Saturday. Festivities start at noon and include a Classy Chassis Car Show, carnival rides, entertainment, fair food, kids’ activities and ends with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

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Published: 01:13PM June 25th, 2015

The Washington History Museum has a new exhibit called The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute. It runs until Sept. 6.


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Published: 09:20AM June 23rd, 2015

There are numerous museums on and off JBLM for families to visit. The Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 1940 S. Wilkeson St., is just one facility chronicling military history.

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Published: 11:35AM July 2nd, 2015

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest plans to hire approximately 200 new employees over the next four months for a variety of positions throughout Kitsap and surrounding counties.

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Master Sgt. Minnette Mason / 446th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Published: 11:29AM July 2nd, 2015

Growing up in a metropolitan school district and in a single-parent household, when Mom says, “Get a job,” then it’s time to get a job. Mom’s encouragement, however, does not always lead to a career.


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Published: 10:49AM June 18th, 2015

Kids are often comforted by familiar faces, so why not get some of those faces to help them cope with the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life? That’s the theory behind a new Sesame Street/USO show being put on at military installations across the world.


John Wayne Liston/ Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 12:54PM June 25th, 2015

For some, war memories tumble out without warning, disrupting otherwise normal moments in their lives.

Published: 12:30PM June 25th, 2015

The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center earned it the honor of being awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award in May.

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Suzanne Ovel/ Madigan Medical Center Public Affairs

Published: 10:28AM June 11th, 2015

Four junior nurses from Madigan Army Medical Center are trying to make a big difference in how doctors, nurses and other medical staff talk to each other and to patients.

Published: 08:52AM July 28th, 2014

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