An 80-acre wildfire on the 350-acre Training Area 9, Spanaway Marsh, started on the evening of July 21 and continues to smoke, but is 100 percent contained.
TACOMA Since June, nonprofit organization Hockey Saves and the Puget Sound Hockey Center in Tacoma have hosted weekly sessions for local service members to enjoy the sport of hockey in a fun, pick-up game setting.
With 15 years of experience, Rino Balinado teaches a course focuses on the New Concept of Philippine Arnis of Balintawak Eskrima – the art of stick fighting, as well as a combination of Filipino martial arts. The class is held Tuesday and Thursday evenings just outside Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on JBLM Lewis North.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bodybuilding Championship is scheduled to return Sept. 5 at Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main. Registration deadline is Aug. 14 for men and women for multiple weight classes and categories including physique and figure.
Over the past three weeks, I Corps participated in Talisman Sabre 15, an exercise designed to improve our interoperability with our Australian Defence Force counterparts. This was U.S. Pacific Command’s largest exercise, involving more than 30,000 participants to include our sister-services as well as a civilian component.
I recently served as the deployed wing commander for Exercise Patriot Warrior 2015 at Fort McCoy, Wis. This is the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest field exercise and is part of the Army’s Global Medic exercise. It is held at a true bare-base, built from the ground up by the exercise participants, supporting patient movement and aeromedical evacuation flight operations.
Bringing in new equipment and skill sets to a unit requires careful planning and execution. It is especially difficult when the equipment and skills required to use it no longer exist within the command.