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.
Country star singer Adley Stump from season two of NBCs show The Voice performed at the Lewis Main Exchange July 24.
The seven-week Airstreams Renewables Inc. Renewable Energy and Communications Tower Technician Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord had their first graduation June 26 with five service members graduating and transitioning out with job prospects.
An Air Force Reserve client systems technician from the 446th Force Support Squadron at McChord Field was recently notified he earned the distinction of U.S. Transportation Command 2014 Junior Service Member of the Year.
Hundreds of Soldiers, civilians and family members converged on Watkins Field to say goodbye to their “visionary leader” June 25 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. After serving for two years as the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, Brig. Gen. Kurt Ryan relinquished command of the 593rd ESC to Brig. Gen. John “Jack” Haley.
Tiffany Wing, a Beachwood Elementary School volunteer, helped revive a Parent Teacher Association for the school.
The process of moving overseas involves a lot of steps for military members and their families. For those going to the Pacific theater, Airmen from the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron try to make the process as safe and worry free as possible.
A reminder of firework safety and regulations for those living on JBLM.
The commanding general of Human Resources Command led a professional development session for officers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 25 to discuss key changes that will impact the future of the Army.
The dining facility in Building 2026 on Pendleton Ave. at JBLM will serve it’s last meal July 10.
A fire destroyed a single-unit home on Robin Court in the Evergreen community on JBLM Lewis Main
Races: Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host the Color Dash 5K Saturday on Lewis Main near Exit 119 off Interstate 5. Open to the general public — enter from the DuPont Gate and be guided to the starting area. Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit jblmmwr.com/races or CD5K.com. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit USO Northwest.
More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 446th Security Forces Squadron at McChord Field left for a six-month deployment to various locations across Southwest Asia.
Nearly 50 skateboarders of different ages came out for the first Freedom Park Skate Jam Saturday on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event featured two age divisions and a best trick competition for various ages between youths and active duty service members.
During a Change of Command ceremony June 23 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Watkins Field, incoming Commander Col. Christpher A. Burns replaces outgoing Col. David L. Chase as commander of the 42nd Military Police Brigade.
A memorial was held to honor Sgt. Brandon Cummings, 593rd ESC, after he was killed in an automobile accident alongside his pregnant wife Vanessa and their son Dawson.
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. The Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology.
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany A Joint Base Lewis-McChord C-17 aircrew and a group of Soldiers worked together to transport two M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to the Novo Selo Training area in Bulgaria Saturday and Sunday.
FORT MCCOY, Wis. Few careers in the military demand as much precision, focus, situational awareness, and attention to detail as an explosive ordnance disposal technician. Nonstop training is critical in maintaining the mental acuity required to shoulder their daunting and hazardous mission.
More than 6,000 Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will go to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert and northern part of San Bernardino County, Calif., (a major training area for the military) at the end of June for training in July and August.
Fireworks and dry conditions shouldn’t mix in Washington state this Fourth of July.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Colonel H. Charles Hodges Jr., Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander, received the 2015 Military Leadership Award from the Association of Defense Communities Wednesday during special Congressional breakfast on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The 707th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company assumed responsibility for the EOD mission at McChord Field from the 627th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight’s technicians June 15. The 707th EOD Co. is part of the 3rd EOD Battalion, 71st EOD Group, 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives).
To mark 120 years of support to America’s service members and their families, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers a chance at $25,000 in account credits with the Military Star credit card in the Because of You sweepstakes.
Youth: Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will host a Football ProCamp for JBLM youths July 7-8 at Rainier Field on McChord Field. The event is free, but requires youths to be registered through Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Child, Youth and School Services to enroll in the ProCamp. Visit the CYSS Parent Central Services at Bldg. 2295 on Lewis Main to fill out the forms. There are 150 free spots available. For more information, call 253-966-2977.
Eagle sightings are common at Russel Landing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
To celebrate June being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month under a special observance, Joint Base Lewis-McChord held its Pride Month event Wednesday. Vendor at the event’s informational fair and attendee Anna Pike said “it’s the tipping point of the LGBT community.”
A service member in Mississippi receives help from JBLM Soldier thousands of miles away.
I Corps conducted a farewell ceremony June 10 to honor Canadian Brig. Gen. Carl Turenne, who served as the deputy commanding general, I Corps, for two years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
FORT MCCOY, Wis. Since June 8, the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron has reinforced the Air Force Reserve Command mission at the Patriot Warrior exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis. After the first wave arrived, May 30, the Citizen Airmen out of McChord Field’s 446th Airlift Wing coordinated an effort to construct a fully-operational base, from scratch, so the players could lodge and train.