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.
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.
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.
Lakewood 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.
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.
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.
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.