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A railroad construction crew took a photo of this training fuse, that goes inside a World War II anti-tank land mine, after they unearthed it near the railroad tracks that run along Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 8.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Northwest Guardian

An training fuse, that goes inside a World War II anti-tank land mine, was discovered March 8 near the railroad tracks beside I-5 South along Joint Base Lewis-McChord and cleared by the 707th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade.

Hands-On Inspired Leadership

Published: 03:21PM March 16th, 2017

Madigan Army Medical Center service members learned some valuable life skill tools to help combat and deflect anger and aggressiveness and increase self-awareness and confidence during leadership training at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main March 10.

2017 Women’s History Month

Published: 03:20PM March 16th, 2017

JBLM will honor Women’s History Month and women in the military with an observance at Carey Theater Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

I Corps

Published: 03:20PM March 16th, 2017

In addition to members of the Royal Thai Army’s visit to the Bayonet Academy March 8, they also spent time with the 1st Special Forces Group and Washington National Guard here to see how the organization’s Soldiers train for an array of operations.

627th Force Support Squadron

Published: 03:19PM March 16th, 2017

Technical Sergeant Jacqueline Cunningham, 627th Force Support Squadron, was named Air Mobility Command’s Air Force Support Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for her outstanding work with the McChord Field Fitness Center — an Air Mobility Command-level award.

412th Test Wing

Published: 03:16PM March 16th, 2017

It was the first time the test force flew a small unmanned aerial system on the flightline and the second time they used one in a new application that shows promise.

56th Army Band

Published: 03:14PM March 16th, 2017

Despite Pacific Lutheran University’s proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, this was the first time the two had performed together.

Regional Health Command-Pacific

Published: 03:14PM March 16th, 2017

Regional Health Command-Pacific will conduct the NIMS workshops around the region at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, later this month, and at Camp Zama, Japan and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan in June.

Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Published: 03:12PM March 16th, 2017

The historic Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot pilot selection board convened at the Air Force Personnel Center Feb. 6 to 8 and selected two senior master sergeants, five master sergeants, nine technical sergeants, 14 staff sergeants, along with five alternates, from about 200 active duty enlisted applicants from various Air Force Specialty Codes.

62nd Maintenance Squadron

Published: 03:12PM March 16th, 2017

Major David Thompson, 62nd Maintenance Squadron commander, initiated a Pursuit of the 12th-Man contest in his unit, where the 12 work centers within his unit compete to save man-hours by their own innovations.

Air Force Aid Society

Published: 03:11PM March 16th, 2017


Lunch and Leadership Series

Published: 10:56AM March 20th, 2017

More than 70 Airmen gathered for the most recent installment of the Lunch and Leadership series at the McChord Field chapel support center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 3.


Published: 10:51AM March 20th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Exceptional Family Member Program and SKIESUnlimited are working together to provide a super event for children. Hero-Con will offer an opportunity to earn a wand during an escorted series of hero training activities at the SKIESUnlimited facility March 24.

2017 Best Warrior

Published: 10:48AM March 20th, 2017

This event tested the Soldiers’ proficiency in basic warrior skills, but it also tested their heart.

Cub Scout Pack 462

Published: 11:06AM March 20th, 2017

The boys of Cub Scout Pack 462 are preparing for the Pinewood Derby March 25.


Published: 12:37PM March 20th, 2017

New yoga programs at SKIESUnlimited allow moms and young children to play together while learning relaxing and invigorating yoga techniques.

International Space Station

Published: 11:09AM March 20th, 2017

Retired Army Col. Mark Vande Hei plans to use his Army teamwork skills while he works as part of the six-person team tasked with maintaining the space station and conducting science experiments.

Environmental Protection Agency

Published: 02:09PM March 9th, 2017

New EPA rules mean the closure of three Joint Base Lewis-McChord drinking water wells found to exceed the acceptable amount of certain man-made chemicals.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 02:08PM March 9th, 2017

A resolution recognizing Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Centennial was approved by the State House and Senate and read at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia March 3.

62nd Operations Support Squadron

Published: 02:07PM March 9th, 2017

Successful prevention of runway incursions requires the cooperation of all users, including air traffic controllers, pilots, vehicle drivers and pedestrians operating on the airfield.

627th Force Support Squadron

Published: 02:07PM March 9th, 2017

The 627th Force Support Squadron and the Military Training Program have been recognized as premiere programs.

446th Airlift Wing

Published: 02:06PM March 9th, 2017

Flying crew chiefs are aircraft mechanics with a breadth of knowledge about all aircraft system who fly missions with aircrew. Their job is to figure out how to get the aircraft off the ground if anything breaks down, whether by fixing it themselves or knowing which specialist or part to call in.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 02:04PM March 9th, 2017

Before tour’s end, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, from Spokane and a graduate of Eastern Washington University, had an opportunity to hear about capabilities such as the Joint Precision Airdrop System, Prime Nuclear Airlift Force, Operation Deep Freeze and the 446th Airlift Wing’s Aeromedical Evacuation mission.

New Day Northwest

Published: 02:04PM March 9th, 2017

Team Joint Base Lewis McChord crushed Team Civvies — a group of civilians picked from “New Day Northwest’s” live, studio audience, with a score of 110 to 70.

Nisei Veterans

Published: 02:03PM March 9th, 2017

The Nisei Veterans and I Corps have had a close relationship for several years. Last year, some of the group members visited the Yakima Training Center during Rising Thunder, a bilateral exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces.

Army National Guard

Published: 02:23PM March 9th, 2017

The free, two-day courses are sponsored by the Army National Guard’s 10th Civil Support Team located at Camp Murray and is offered three times this month — March 18 to 19, March 20 to 21 and March 22 to 23.

JBLM Chaplain Corps

Published: 02:21PM March 9th, 2017

Gertrude Feick, a Benedictine sister, visited Lewis North Chapel March 2 to talk about readiness and resiliency.

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program

Published: 03:02PM March 9th, 2017

Performance enhancement training is paired under the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program with resilience skills. The team is staffed by civilian instructors, who have degrees in performance or sports psychology and are certified as level-three master resilience trainers.

Published: 01:57PM March 9th, 2017

It’s a familiar sight, an inspector with a clipboard runs down a checklist. Speaking to a maintenance Soldier, he asks to borrow a tool he’s missing.

JBLM Directorate of Emergency Services

Published: 02:20PM March 9th, 2017

Daylight saving time is the perfect opportunity to check on your smoke alarms and spring cleaning.