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First and second graders sing “All I Really Need” at the grand opening ceremony for Evergreen Elementary School on Lewis Main April 20.

Evergreen Elementary School Grand Opening

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Evergreen Elementary School hosted its grand opening April 20 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Commanding General’s Arboretum

Published: 02:37PM April 27th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord said a final farewell to Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza as the former I Corps commanding general shoveled a final shovelful of dirt on a newly-planted tree to dedicate it as part of the Commanding General’s Arboretum and Walking Trail inside the Liberty Gate at Lewis Main.

Wingman Day

Published: 02:35PM April 27th, 2017

Team McChord Airmen attended the biannual Wingman Day April 14 at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, featuring guest speaker Dr. Paul Needham, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former Iranian hostage.

U.S. Service Academy Information Nights

Published: 02:34PM April 27th, 2017

High School students who hope to enter a military academy in the future had the chance to learn how to get a congressional recommendation to one of two local U.S. Service Academy Information Nights April 17 in Lacey and April 20 in Lakewood.

JBLM Retiree Appreciation Day

Published: 02:31PM April 27th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Retiree Appreciation Day included informational booths through both floors of the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North April 21. A big attraction was the Retiree Health Promotion Fair, which provided free health screenings and education.

Corporate Fellowship Program

Published: 02:30PM April 27th, 2017

More than 30 service members and spouses from Joint Base Lewis-McChord completed interviews with corporate managers and hiring personnel in the first step of the Corporate Fellowship Program April 20 at the Better Business Bureau of Northwest and Hampton Inn and Suites in DuPont.

Grace Gospel Service

Published: 02:28PM April 27th, 2017

The 9th annual Praise Dance Showcase took place April 23 at North Chapel.

Published: 02:27PM April 27th, 2017

Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division trained with the 1st Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group during Exercise Warfighter from April 4 to 11 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 02:25PM April 27th, 2017

Two Soldiers from Dental Health Command-Pacific are at their home stations currently preparing for the Regional Health Command-Pacific’s Best Warrior competition that is less than a month away.

JBLM Volunteer of the Month

Published: 02:25PM April 27th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s April Volunteer of the Month is JBLM Girl Scout leader, Jasmyn Lugo.


Published: 02:18PM April 27th, 2017

Allen Reece retired April 28 after 31 years of working for several child and youth programs on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Reece leaves his current position as the sports specialist for JBLM Child and Youth Services.

Salute to Armed Forces Night

Published: 02:46PM April 20th, 2017

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other local installations, along with veterans, took the field for the Seattle Mariners’ 15th annual Salute to Armed Forces Night Saturday at Safeco Field. JBLM service members participated in a number of pregame festivities, including a first pitch ceremony and acting as Honorary Mariners before the game against the Texas Rangers.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 02:40PM April 20th, 2017

In April 1966, Washington Senators Henry “Scoop” Jackson and Warren Magnuson, as well as U.S. Representative Floyd Hicks, publicly announced that Fort Lewis had been chosen as home to one of the new training centers. With the departure that year of the post’s 4th Infantry Division for Vietnam, the future of Fort Lewis appeared uncertain.

308th Brigade Support Battalion

Published: 02:39PM April 20th, 2017

The 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade trained at the Yakima Training Center from April 7 to 12, conducting platoon evaluations. This is to ensure, that when they are called upon to deploy, the Soldiers are ready and know how to conduct their daily combat operations.

Grace Gospel Service

Published: 02:38PM April 20th, 2017

Young people and adults prepare for Grace Gospel’s ninth annual Praise Dance Showcase at Lewis North Chapel Sunday.

Operation Deep Freeze

Published: 02:37PM April 20th, 2017

Despite the difficulty of operating in an austere environment, the 166 total force service members deployed from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, airlifted 1.8 million pounds of cargo and transported 2,992 passengers into Antarctica. All total, aircrews logged 393 flight hours.

McChord’s Lunch and Learn

Published: 02:36PM April 20th, 2017

The title of this month’s event was called, “What Exactly is Leadership?” and focused on breaking down the different traits that make a good leader.

Corporate Fellowship Program

Published: 02:34PM April 20th, 2017

More than 30 service members and spouses were honored during a graduation ceremony for the Hiring Our Heroes and Camo2Commerce Corporate Fellowship Program April 13 at LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Participants were linked with local offices of corporate businesses like Amazon, Google and Starbucks.

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention

Published: 02:32PM April 20th, 2017

Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates under 7th Infantry Division participated in a situational training exercise hosted by the 7th Inf. Div. Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program April 13 at the Soldier Center Medical Home on Lewis North. Training featured re-enactments of scenarios that have happened on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

JBLM Directorate of Emergency Services

Published: 02:31PM April 20th, 2017

Remember these fire safety tips to make sure you’re safe this spring.

Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt

Published: 02:27PM April 20th, 2017

Four hundred and twenty-three children splashed, giggled and grabbed eggs as their stash grew at the annual Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt at Kimbro Pool on Lewis Main Saturday.

2017 HQDA Housing Survey

Published: 02:26PM April 20th, 2017

A survey is in Joint Base Lewis-McChord residents’ email inboxes and will not only offer a chance to let housing management know how homes and residential areas are meeting the needs of residents and what updates and chances can be made, but also offer some cool prize opportunities for those who return completed surveys.

Published: 02:25PM April 20th, 2017

April 27 is the launch of, an online resource for military families to find child care and other useful information.


Published: 02:21PM April 20th, 2017

Teams of bicyclists across Joint Base Lewis-McChord are gearing up to win big prizes with Pierce Trips’ Bike Everywhere Challenge.

Published: 02:17PM April 20th, 2017

Recently, another barrier was broken when for the first time in history, women in the Air Force were authorized to play Air Force rugby as an official sport.

84th annual Daffodil Parade

Published: 12:17PM April 14th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members took to the streets in the 26-mile, 84th annual Daffodil Parade in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting Saturday (April 8).

Month of the Military Child

Published: 12:05PM April 14th, 2017

Kids Fest kicked off the Month of the Military Child

Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month

Published: 12:04PM April 14th, 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month continued at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the I Corps double feature of Happy Hour, “Comedy is the Cure,” at Carey theater April 6.

2017 Best Ranger Competition

Published: 11:57AM April 14th, 2017

During the 2017 Best Ranger Competition, April 7 to Sunday, at Fort Benning, Ga., Capt. Michael Rose and Master Sgt. Josh Horsager fought through more than 60 hours of physical, mental, technical and tactical Ranger skills trials to win this year’s competition and bring the title back to JBLM after nine years.

29th Brigade Support Battalion

Published: 11:55AM April 14th, 2017

The purpose of the training was to evaluate the platoons’ mission essential task list, which consists of providing direct support, area support, establishing ambulance exchange points and shuttle operations. This certification ensures the platoons of Charlie Company, 296th BSB, are capable of providing the combat care needed in a hostile environment.