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Staff Sgt. Antwaun Parrish/19th Public Affairs Detachment

Day one featured five new employment initiatives to help service members seamlessly transition from the military.

Northwest Guardian

Five new employment initiatives intended to help service members seamlessly transition from the military into the civilian workforce were unveiled Tuesday during a "Senior Leaders’ Seminar" attended by approximately 800 elected officials, businesses, and state, federal and military leaders at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

An Army Reserve Soldier was inducted in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) hall of fame Saturday for his distinction and accomplishments as a rifle competition shooter.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

After a record 87 missions in support of Operation Deep Freeze, Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Jim Masura may have just completed his last rotation, Sept. 23 through Oct. 12

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

More than 200 Airmen from the 627th Air Base Group spent a day volunteering in the local community during the Thurston County Day of Service event Sept. 16, in Lacey.

Published: 01:47PM October 23rd, 2014

Fifty Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, ending their six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Published: 01:50PM October 23rd, 2014

Service members participate in a Department of Labor workshop, one of six required Service Member for Life: Transition Assistance Program classes that are designed to teach service members how to write compelling resumes, how to apply for jobs and how to perform well during an interview.

Published: 02:45PM October 16th, 2014

A ribbon cutting hosted by Clover Park School District celebrates the grand opening of Meriwether and Rainier Elementary Schools Oct. 8 at Meriwether Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Special guests include U.S. Senator Patty Murray, former U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks, JBLM Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges, Jr. and Col. David Kumashiro, 62nd AW commander.

Published: 01:45PM October 23rd, 2014

The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Cavalry Regiment, shared a little of their cavalry history with their spouses as they took part in a spur ride Oct. 8.

Published: 01:44PM October 23rd, 2014

Since August 2011, Anna De La Rosa has been the volunteer treasurer with Bravo Company’s Family Readiness Group at the 47th Combat Support Hospital on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Rosa said volunteering “comes naturally to me.”

Published: 01:44PM October 23rd, 2014

Expect to come across a lot of activity in two weeks during an emergency response exercise, Nov. 6 and 7 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 01:43PM October 23rd, 2014

JBLM’s new Facebook page,, is geared toward connecting transitioning service members and their families to employment and training opportunities and events. JBLM receives support and many opportunities for transitioning service members and their families. Several agencies on JBLM currently post employment opportunities and events. To try and provide a single Facebook portal for all employment-related opportunities, JBLM has created “JBLM Unlimited.” Be sure to visit our new page, “like” us and check-out the latest employment opportunities.

Published: 01:44PM October 23rd, 2014

The Oct. 28 Operation Rising Star audition narrows hopeful singers down to 12 contestants for the Nov. 4 competition.

Published: 03:59PM October 16th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a Vietnam Era Veterans' Salute Ceremony Oct. 9.

Published: 02:48PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM Airmen and Soldiers deliver tires and MREs to Strykers during training operation at YTC

Published: 02:48PM October 16th, 2014

The Service Member for Life Transition Summit will feature a senior leaders’ seminar, industry workshops and a large employment fair.

Published: 02:50PM October 16th, 2014

Army postal officials are asking patrons to be a little more proactive in their mail pickup habits in anticipation of the holiday rush.

Published: 09:54AM October 20th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Opportunities Unlimited’s Facebook page is a one stop shop for transitioning service members and employers looking to feel jobs.

Published: 12:00AM October 23rd, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will hold a Lego Club at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month starting Nov. 1 at the McChord Library and registration is required and begins online on Oct. 18 at

Published: 02:44PM October 16th, 2014

A town hall meeting was held at Madigan Army Medical Center Oct. 9 to provide information on the Military Health System report, released earlier this month.

Published: 02:43PM October 16th, 2014

A Symposium on the U.S. Strategic Reblance to the Asia-Pacific Region is being held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in William W. Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Ave., University of Washington-Tacoma.

Published: 02:54PM October 16th, 2014

More than 800 middle school students heard from pilots and loadmasters from JBLM on how they use math in their everyday life.

Published: 02:42PM October 16th, 2014

Holocaust survivor and Army Veteran Henry Friedman, of Seattle, was given an honorary high school degree during the fall graduation for Kent Independent School District.

Published: 02:38PM October 16th, 2014

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Defense Department is working to increase awareness of what a senior department official calls a serious public health issue and one for which the military offers multiple options for prevention and treatment.

Published: 02:37PM October 16th, 2014

Continuing the Department of Defense's longstanding support of the National Science Foundation, a JBLM crew made up of 62nd and 446th Airlift Wing members safely completed another run to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Oct 8, as part of their contribution to the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Published: 02:37PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM kids received gifts and fire safety tips Saturday at a fair that mixed fun with safety education

Published: 02:39PM October 16th, 2014

Pvt. Juan Gonzalez, a native of Chicago, Ill., and infantryman assigned to Blackwatch Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Wash., has transformed from a high school athlete to a squad automatic weapon gunner in the U.S. Army.

Published: 02:35PM October 16th, 2014

The lives of service members and their families are full of transitions. Whether it’s permanent change of station moves, retiring, going from Reserve status to active duty or something else — the one constant is change.

Published: 01:20PM October 9th, 2014

Six people became honorary members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion during the 40th anniversary celebration Oct. 3.

Published: 01:24PM October 9th, 2014

The first annual 84th Civil Affairs Battalion 2014 Phoenix Warrior Challenge Oct. 2-3 fostered warrior ethos, inspired excellence and commemorated its first year as a unit.

Published: 12:00AM October 16th, 2014

The westbound section of Lewis Main’s Pendleton Avenue will include new sidewalks, a rain garden, bicycle lanes and an improved road surface for all three lanes. The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 2015.