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Day one featured five new employment initiatives to help service members seamlessly transition from the military.

Northwest Guardian

Five new employment initiatives intended to help service members seamlessly transition from the military into the civilian workforce were unveiled Tuesday during a "Senior Leaders’ Seminar" attended by approximately 800 elected officials, businesses, and state, federal and military leaders at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Published: 01:41PM October 23rd, 2014

Here are some tips to keep you and yours safe and sound this Halloween.

Published: 02:28PM October 23rd, 2014

Monsters are often embraced as symbols for a society’s every day problems.

Published: 01:40PM October 23rd, 2014

Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 2014 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

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416th Theater Engineer Command

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

An Army Reserve Soldier was inducted in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) hall of fame Saturday for his distinction and accomplishments as a rifle competition shooter.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

After a record 87 missions in support of Operation Deep Freeze, Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Jim Masura may have just completed his last rotation, Sept. 23 through Oct. 12

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

More than 200 Airmen from the 627th Air Base Group spent a day volunteering in the local community during the Thurston County Day of Service event Sept. 16, in Lacey.

Published: 01:47PM October 23rd, 2014

Fifty Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, ending their six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


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Published: 01:51PM October 23rd, 2014

JBLM Paintball Field hosts a zombie paintball event where the “undead” are given guns to battle back against the “humans.” The event gathered more than 20 participants including service members, dependents and civilians.

Published: 01:50PM October 23rd, 2014

Gregory Leak finished 18th in his final appearance in the Army Ten-Miler race in Washington D.C. The JBLM Ten-Miler captain and coach finished his service in the Army just days after running in D.C.

Published: 01:47PM October 23rd, 2014

Boot Camp at Jensen Fitness Center provides six-week program to improve health and activity among Army spouses and dependents. Classes have grown from 15 in June 2013 to more than 30 today.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

Sports: Sign up for the Halloween Tombstone stroke-play golf tournament Oct. 25 at Whispering Firs Golf Course on JBLM McChord Field. Cost is $12 per golfer with tee time starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call the Whispering Firs pro shop at 253-982-2124.

Published: 01:48PM October 23rd, 2014

The Army, Navy and Air Force health care facilities in the Puget Sound area have been involved in greater collaboration and cooperation this year. As the manager of the local military health system, I want to assure you that my team and I are committed to providing all our beneficiaries care that leads the nation in terms of access, safety and quality.

Published: 01:41PM October 23rd, 2014

Trust is the foundation of the ethic, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Oct. 13, during a “Living the Army Ethic” panel on "Why and How We Serve," at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting here.

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.


ISAF Regional Command South

Published: 01:48PM October 23rd, 2014

Just south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordn. Bn., out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been providing such displays for over a month. Blast after blast, the explosive ordnance disposal technicians have been getting rid of ordnance that is expired or deemed unserviceable.

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.