Dane Ballou was had the fastest overall time (1:01:25) at the 2016 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Deuces Wild Triathlon Saturday at Shoreline Park on Lewis North. Amanda Kennedy was the top female (1:17:37) while the team of Steve Gardner, Caleb Gardner and Micah Young were the top relay team (1:10:23).
Come enjoy the new outdoor living area at Whispering Firs Golf Course.
Prospective members learned about joining the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club Aug. 18 at American Lake Conference Center.
Hidden away in the 62nd Airlift Wing history office, works a Vietnam veteran who is also a retired lieutenant colonel. While working daily to preserve McChord Field and Air Force history, Dr. Robert Allen, 62nd AW historian, holds a rich history of his own.
Washington state has a Minnesota connection, and it is through the Army headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Major Mike Stinchfield, chief of the Training Innovation Facility, Army National Simulation Center, Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., is on a quest to bring Hollywood-level special effects to simulators to make them as realistic as possible.
Lieutenant Colonel John “Andy” McQuade of Joint Base Lewis-McChord will return as the head coach for the All-Air Force rugby team as it competes at the Armed Forces Rugby Championships Friday to Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. The military tournament is part of the overall 20-team Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament.
Nearly 1,200 people attended the Back to School Bash at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Saturday.
The JBLM Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIES) Unlimited program hosted a special Summer Olympics event Aug. 15-19 at its gymnasium on Lewis Main. The weeklong festivities included Olympic-themed performances for the theater, art and gymnastics program.
The Commander’s cup paintball tournament pitted battalions against each other at the Lewis North Paintball Complex.
Survivors Outreach Services held its Picnic in the Park at Shoreline Park Friday.
Hundreds of single service members enjoyed their day off at the Warrior Zone Aug. 10.
The 84th CA Bn. was one of five regionally aligned battalions assigned to the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas. The 85th CA Bde. was created to aid the Army with unique civil-military operations, ranging from humanitarian assistance and disaster response to supporting major campaigns. Soldiers are trained in foreign languages, culture, medicine, mediation and negotiation.
On a trip that lasted 12 days, spanned six stops, and covered 12,000 miles, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning gained firsthand experience with the U.S. Soldiers, including some from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, who are defending our nation, building partnerships and executing President Obama’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.
Matt and Amy Welch, Auburn Volkswagen owners and Pierce Military and Business Alliance members, were selected as honorary command chief by Chief Master Sgt. Tico Mazid, 62nd AW command chief.
Sergeant First Class Jennifer Langes is Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Volunteer of the Month for August.
September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Are you ready in the event of the worst?
The JBLM community will have the opportunity to chat with their military leaders, ask questions and air concerns at the JBLM Senior Leaders’ Faceboook Town Hall Monday.
In the 2014 election, only about 20 percent of active-duty Soldiers voted, compared to 42 percent of the general population.
Close to 70 military science instructors from 150 universities from 26 states came together Aug. 6 for a senior leader seminar hosted by 4th Battalion, 414th Regiment, 104th Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
BREMERTON During deployment, John C. Stennis worked together with allied nations, participating in multinational exercises including Foal Eagle with the Republic of Korea military, Malabar with the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise with 26 participating nations, 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.
Country rising star Craig Campbell performed live for a free concert at Memorial Stadium on Lewis Main Tuesday night.
Any spouses interested in joining the Lewis Community Spouses Club are invited to learn more about the organization at the annual super sign-up event at the American Lake Conference Center Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The ninth annual EFMP Day Camp took place at Shoreline Park Saturday.
Hundreds of kids enjoyed a party Aug. 4 at the Grandstaff Memorial Library to celebrate their summer of reading.
The Eagles Pride Golf Course Clubhouse held Madigan Army Medical Center’s first nurse fair Aug. 4.
Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. Terry Oshiem and Master Sgt. Kim Brewer climbed Mount Rainier July 23 with a team of eight other service members and veterans from Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Soldiers assigned through the Borrowed Military Manpower to the Lewis Army Museum as docents currently work five days a week. They assist the museum staff in preserving and educating the public about the unique history and future of the U.S. military operating in the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific Rim and anywhere the nation’s leaders need units assigned to JBLM in order to support the mission to protect American interests and maintain a safe democratic stronghold of western values
Nearly five years after a tragic training accident, a midair helicopter crash that took the lives of four 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers in JBLM’s southwest training area, the city of Rainier’s American Legion is honoring the victims with memorial tiles placed Monday on its new Wall of Honor at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.
The Apache helicopters and the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade punctuated a great Seafair weekend.