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I Corps commander Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza pins a commemorative token on the lapel of Gen. (R) Barry R. McCaffrey Oct. 9 during a Vietnam Era Veterans' Salute Ceremony on JBLM Lewis Main. “It’s always nice to be thanked, but it was something you just did because that’s what had to be done. It’s weird to be thanked now for something like that,” McCaffrey told veterans during the ceremony. “But, this ceremony was great. I always love attending events like this and Gen. McCaffrey gave a fantastic speech.”

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a Vietnam Era Veterans' Salute Ceremony Oct. 9.

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Published: 02:51PM October 16th, 2014

Find places on or near JBLM to get a good scare.

Published: 02:54PM October 16th, 2014

More than 800 middle school students heard from pilots and loadmasters from JBLM on how they use math in their everyday life.

Published: 03:02PM October 16th, 2014

The first time she walked into the gym with a scarf on her head, it felt like a declaration.

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GUU373U4Q.3 Staff Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin
Published: 02:48PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM Airmen and Soldiers deliver tires and MREs to Strykers during training operation at YTC

Published: 02:48PM October 16th, 2014

The Service Member for Life Transition Summit will feature a senior leaders’ seminar, industry workshops and a large employment fair.

Published: 02:50PM October 16th, 2014

Army postal officials are asking patrons to be a little more proactive in their mail pickup habits in anticipation of the holiday rush.

Published: 09:54AM October 20th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Opportunities Unlimited’s Facebook page is a one stop shop for transitioning service members and employers looking to feel jobs.

G2N375GRG.4 Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson
Published: 03:12PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM’s 1st Lt. Gregory Leak finishes with top-20 finish before leaving Army and helps Men’s team finish fifth for Commanders Cup. Women’s team finishes fifth as well while Masters squad takes second behind Fort Bragg.

Published: 03:13PM October 16th, 2014

Women's tackle football team founded by JBLM service members continues to host open tryout camps and summer workouts hoping to find new talent before 2015 season next Spring.

Published: 03:14PM October 16th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Giovanna Camacho won gold in the 106-pound female division at the National Police Athletic League Boxing tournament Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Oxnard, Calif. The win may also lead to an invitation to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.

Published: 03:14PM October 16th, 2014

Recreation: Pre-registration required for this fun, scary paintball event 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the JBLM Paintball Field on Lewis North. Fee is $40 to be one of the humans taking on the zombies, $30 for those who come dressed as an “authentic” zombie. Fee includes equipment and 500 rounds of paint. To register, vist


Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski

Published: 02:59PM October 16th, 2014

The 62nd Airlift Wing achieved a notable milestone with the closeout of fiscal year 2014, the 62nd Maintenance Group ended the year with an overall mission capable rate of 87.1%, which marks the highest yearly rate ever achieved for C-17 operations at McChord Field.

Published: 02:40PM October 16th, 2014

Last week’s ‘welcome home’ ceremony on Watkins Field for Vietnam veterans was long overdue

Published: 01:24PM October 9th, 2014

More than competence and commitment, character forms the foundation of leadership


19th Public Affairs Detachment

Published: 03:07PM October 16th, 2014

555th Engr. Bde. conducts helocast training at American Lake as part of its sapper course

Published: 03:05PM October 16th, 2014

Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn't fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier's performance in combat.

Published: 02:39PM October 16th, 2014

Including the initial military flight into Dakar, Senegal, the Air Force Reserve's 446th Airlift Wing here has flown more than 10 C-17 Globemaster III missions supporting the Ebola control contingency, Operation United Assistance, in Liberia since the end of September.