The German Defense Attache laid wreaths at the graves as a tribute to German prisoners of war at the Fort Lewis Cemetery on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 16. Three prisoners of war never left JBLM and are buried at the Fort Lewis Cemetery. Two of them died of natural causes, and there are reports that one committed suicide when the end of the war was declared, too afraid to face a return to Germany.
Several town hall meetings throughout the second week of November showcased the risks and procedures of the Ebola Virus Disease.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Shuttle program may be free to users, but if it doesn’t gain new riders soon it may be on its last stop.
WASHINGTON Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.
Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author and noted war correspondent with The Washington Post, visited with Soldiers and family members as they signed copies of their book “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice” at the Lewis Main Exchange Monday.
NATICK, Mass. When the remains of a fallen U.S. Service member arrive from overseas at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, an American flag is always draped over the transfer case, borne by the carry team.
FORT MEADE, Md. All of the 566 Native American tribes across the country have special respect for those who serve in the military, said the editor of Native Peoples Magazine.
WASHINGTON The threat of sequestration and an era that has produced simultaneous global crises is challenging future military readiness and may prompt Defense Department leaders to rethink core strategies going forward, senior DOD civilian and military officials said Nov. 14.
TACOMA A hiring fair for service members, veterans and their families was hosted at the American Veterans Post 1 in Tacoma on Nov. 12.
The 6th Military Police Group (CID) held a grand openining ceremony for its Consolidated Evidence Long-Term Storage Facility at JBLM.
Airmen on the supplemental list tested outside of their required cycle because of an extended temporary duty assignment or deployment in support of a contingency, said promotion and testing representatives.
Seattle Seattle Seahawks host annual Salute to Service event during Nov. 9 game against the New York Giants. A military presence was seen in pre-game and halftime ceremonies.
The long wait for the families of Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller officially ended Nov. 8 when the two men stepped off their plane onto the tarmac at Joint Base Lewis-McChord after being imprisoned in North Korea.
A special Naturalization Ceremony was hosted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to welcome 10 service members as new citizens.
Over the course of three days, the 84th Civil Affairs Battalion tackled the problems associated with a fake scenario to prepare for real disasters.
JBLM SHARP earns Armywide attention
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s The Bistro at Russell Landing’s Chef Randy Mulder wins $18,000 on Food Network show and donates half to the Wounded Warrior Project.
In the four years since becoming a joint base, the efforts of a large number of military and civilian members of the JBLM community have brought about major improvements in the installation’s infrastructure and quality of life. The significant changes range from education to transportation and recreation.
WASHINGTON The Defense Department provided a 25-bed hospital sent to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of the department’s Ebola-response efforts, which has officially opened and is completely staffed, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters at the Pentagon Monday.
Through layers of protective gear, Capt. Stacey Good quickly assesses her patient’s pain levels, symptoms and recent travel history.
Bob Steger, a program specialist at JBLM Family Advocacy, was honored by the University of Michigan School of Social Work as a Distinguished Alumni. Stegar has served the Department of Defense for more than 40 years before retiring in 2001 and continuing his service as a Department of the Army civilian Social Worker.
Fifteen air-transportation specialists from the 36th and 86th Aerial Port Squadrons, with the 446th Airlift Wing, departed for Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa Nov. 8 to support ground personnel for the campaign against Ebola, “Operation United Assistance,” for six months.
The 595th Military Police Company participated in a joint-training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Operation Rising Star, a vocal competition for active duty military and their family members, recently named the winner for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Soldiers with the 17th Field Artillery Brigade held a Motorcycle Safety-Awareness Summit, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North, Oct. 30.
The parking lot around Carey Theater will be closed starting Monday. Public Works Project Manager Chris Meyers wrote the repairs will block vehicle access from both Liggett and Bitar Avenues in an email. The theater remains open and visitors will need to park in nearby lots. Sidewalks leading to buildings near the theater may also be closed, clearly marked with signs and barricades.
In deep, black water Kenneth Young found pain relief and a clearer head.
A summary of recent courts-martial in 7th Inf. Div.
WASHINGTON The Department of Defense announced Nov. 7 that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one of seven military installations identified as a 21-day Controlled Monitoring Area for redeploying service members supporting Operation United Assistance.
MONROVIA, Liberia Service members get a treat at meal time.