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Staff Sgt. Phillip Vitela, right, and his wife, Kate, receive a blessing from Chaplain (Maj.) Billy Graham after exchanging wedding vows Jan. 29 at French Theater on Lewis Main.

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Former I Corps Soldier retires and gets married on same day, in the French Theater.


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Published: 12:40PM February 4th, 2016

Despite the decreased numbers of service members in battle and fewer suffering combat injuries, the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord is still just as busy with a diverse adaptive sports program beneficial to injured and ill service members who are active duty, Reservist or National Guard.


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Published: 12:36PM February 4th, 2016

ALOHA STADIUM, Hawaii — Military members volunteered their time to support the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii Sunday. A joint honor guard detail rendered honors as the American flag was displayed across the field, followed by the Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster III flyover.


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Published: 12:36PM February 4th, 2016

Peninsula High School’s boys basketball team made a return visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to host a youth basketball camp for children between first and eighth grade Saturday at the Child, Youth and School Services gymnasium on Lewis North. The camp attracted nearly 100 participants.


Enterprise Multimedia Center / 2015

Published: 10:24AM February 5th, 2016

As the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan changes after 14 years of near-constant deployments, the Army is becoming more of a U.S.-based force, rather than a deployed one.

Published: 10:51AM January 28th, 2016

January 16 marked the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, the coalition effort to free Kuwait from the grips of an Iraqi invasion force.


Published: 10:50AM January 28th, 2016

When I was the spouse of a Reservist (which was the better part of my five years of marriage), I didn’t get it.

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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Published: 12:27PM February 4th, 2016

For Soldiers, guidance from leaders is paramount. It gives them the tools to complete the missions and tasks assigned to them while meeting the commander’s intent.


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Published: 12:27PM February 4th, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Jan. 28.


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Published: 12:26PM February 4th, 2016

Green Berets assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), conducted Vajra Prahar training exercise with Indian army special operation forces at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Rilea, Ore., Jan. 18 to 29.


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Published: 12:04PM February 4th, 2016

Football fans on Joint Base Lewis-McChord can gather to watch the Super Bowl at the Warrior Zone for a Big Game Party starting Sunday at 10 a.m. There are also a number of other options off base to watch the Super Bowl.


Northwest Guardian

Published: 10:46AM January 28th, 2016

Plan ahead for Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or friends.

Published: 02:43PM January 21st, 2016

The Arts and Crafts Center hosts classes and sells supplies and gifts for service members and their families.

Published: 11:40AM January 28th, 2016

Network and look for a new job at the Hiring our Heroes’ Military Spouse Event Feb. 9-10 at the Club at McChord Field.


Northwest Guardian / 2015

Published: 11:39AM January 28th, 2016

Get the skills needed to tackle stressful situations in the workplace before they occur.


Courtesy Photo

Published: 11:38AM January 28th, 2016

The Camo2Commerce program has been awarded $2.5 million in additional increment funding by the Department of Labor.


By Suzanne Ovel

Published: 12:09PM February 4th, 2016

Veronica Stephens’ dedication to helping patients successfully satisfy their medical and dental debts is why Stephens earned the 2015 Army Medical Department Debt Collection Assistance Officer of the Year award.

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Northwest Guardian / 2015

Published: 12:12PM February 4th, 2016

Eating healthier may just be one of the items on your list. The good news is maintaining a healthy diet all year may be easier than you think.

Published: 12:43PM February 4th, 2016

Coordinating with multiple Madigan sections, they were able to get the band members registered into the Army system, go through pretravel consults and obtain important vaccinations and preventive medications.

Published: 08:52AM July 28th, 2014

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