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Sgt. Tyrah Johnson remembers her son Tyson “Bullet” Johnson at the third annual Madigan Walk to Remember event at Letterman Auditorium Oct. 13.

Madigan Army Medical Center

Madigan Public Affairs

Dedicating an event for remembrance and reflection with others who experienced similar losses is just why the Walk to Remember ceremony exists.

Department of Defense

Published: 02:16PM October 19th, 2017

Only those active-duty service members who, as of Dec. 31, have served fewer than 12 years, or reservists who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points, will have the option of electing Blended Retirement System or remaining in the legacy retirement system.

National Make a Difference Day

Published: 02:17PM October 19th, 2017

It’s time to make a difference in your community with Make A Difference Day Oct. 28 at the Prairie Oak Preserve on JBLM.

Air Mobility Command

Published: 02:12PM October 19th, 2017

Throughout the conference, Air Mobility Command leaders regularly discussed ways to grow and professionally develop Mobility Airmen.

446th Airlift Wing

Published: 02:09PM October 19th, 2017

The 446th AW Professional Development Seminar planning committee meets every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. of the Primary unit training assembly.

Seoul ADEX 2017

Published: 02:05PM October 19th, 2017

Approximately 200 U.S. service members will facilitate a cross-section of U.S. military aircraft, which are scheduled for static displays and aerial demonstrations, including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130J Hercules, B-1B Lancer, KC-135 Stratotanker, E-3 Sentry, U-2 Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk and the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter, the F-35A Lightning II.

JBLM Zombie Apocalypse Run

Published: 01:59PM October 19th, 2017

More than 500 runners participated in the fifth annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Zombie Apocalypse Run Saturday on Lewis North. Nearly 150 people volunteered to enlist in the Army of the undead, chasing runners to steal their flags during the kids’ 1K and 5K runs.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 01:54PM October 19th, 2017

The event was organized to provide the student athletes with a memorable experience and build the relationship with the partnering community.

JBLM Can-Am Challenge Cup

Published: 09:52AM October 19th, 2017

Cole Holt hit a pair of two-run home runs to help Team U.S.A. defeat the Canadian Detachment in the third annual softball game for the Can-Am Challenge Cup Oct. 6 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The game is the second part of the annual series that includes a hockey game played in Spanaway every February.

Tacoma Concert Band

Published: 03:33PM October 12th, 2017

The upcoming Tacoma Concert Band concerts are free for active-duty service members, starting with the “Stars, Stripes and Sousa” season opener Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

JBLM Prayer Breakfast

Published: 03:34PM October 12th, 2017

I Corps hosted its first quarterly Prayer Breakfast at the Lewis North Dining Facility Oct. 5.

109th Military Intelligence Battalion

Published: 03:31PM October 12th, 2017

Disrupter Stakes not only tested the unit’s ability to accomplish America’s Big Six Tasks, but it also served to strengthen junior enlisted Soldiers’ leadership capabilities while increasing their tactical and technical skills.

National Fire Prevention Week

Published: 03:23PM October 12th, 2017

JBLM promoted fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8 to 14.

Great American ShakeOut

Published: 03:17PM October 12th, 2017

Oct. 20 is the Great American ShakeOut, a drill to prepare for the “Big One.”

Las Vegas Shooting aftermath

Published: 03:02PM October 6th, 2017

Instead of fleeing from danger in Las Vegas, former Madigan Army Medical Center trauma surgeon Dr. James “Jim” Sebesta told friends to take his wife to safety and turned back to help the wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

JBLM Directorate of Emergency Services

Published: 04:24PM October 5th, 2017

Service members and family members residing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord may fly their unmanned aircraft in the designated Hobbyist Unmanned Aircraft Area across from Lewis Army Museum on Lewis North. Drones cannot be flown in other parts of the installation so as not to infringe on airspace for both Gray Army Airfield on Lewis Main and operations out of McChord Field.

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Published: 04:25PM October 5th, 2017

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day was celebrated at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sunday with a visit to the Lewis Army Museum and lunch at Farrelli’s Pizza in DuPont.

National Training Center

Published: 04:23PM October 5th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, completed its rotation at Fort Irwin, Calif., and are now more prepared to answer the nation’s call. The Lancer Brigade was faced with combatting conventional and nonconventional forces in both rural and urban environments at the National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert.

Green Flag-West

Published: 04:20PM October 5th, 2017

Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in the exercise to help prepare the 122nd Fighter Wing for its deployment.

593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Published: 04:22PM October 5th, 2017

The event, named Care for 22 because studies show there are as many as 22 veteran suicides a day, focused on suicide prevention measures and resources to build unit readiness.

Family Readiness Group Conference

Published: 04:17PM October 5th, 2017

Family Readiness Group Conference leaders aimed to help volunteers better understand fundraising and the roles of different on-post resources such as the Armed Forces Community Service and Family and Morale, Wellness and Recreation.

JBLM Volunteer of the Month

Published: 04:15PM October 5th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s September Volunteer of the Month is Lyle Kendoll, who gives his time with Armed Forces Family Team Building.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 04:13PM October 5th, 2017

The two separate training missions consisted of Rising Thunder with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and Yudh Abhyas with the Indian Army. Both training scenarios focused on sharing tactics and ideas to become better, more effective warfighters. From long-range sniper and anti-tank training to urban combat and command post exercises, every service member learned how the other nation’s armed service operated and provided input to become more effective partners.

JBLM Fire Prevention Week

Published: 04:10PM October 5th, 2017

Oct. 8 to 14 is National Fire Prevention Week and Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials are hoping its an opportunity to educate people and lessen the likelihood of fires on base.

Nisqually Clear Creek Hatchery Salmon giveaway

Published: 03:13PM September 28th, 2017

Service members, veterans and civilians lined up at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Clear Creek Hatchery on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the annual salmon giveaway Sept. 26. The hatchery will host two additional distributions days: Tuesday and Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Washington State Transition Summit

Published: 03:11PM September 28th, 2017

The Washington State Transition Summit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was Sept. 26 to 28.

‘Star Wars’ Day

Published: 03:00PM September 28th, 2017

JBLM’s McChord Library encouraged kids and adults to read with a “Star Wars” Day at McChord Library Sept. 23, a day of fun games, costumes, refreshments, taking pictures with “Star Wars” characters and, of course, story time.

17th Field Artillery Brigade

Published: 02:58PM September 28th, 2017

Bob Mortimer, an author and international speaker, brought his message to the Thunderbolt Brigade as the guest speaker at the 17th Field Artillery Brigade’s ministry team’s prayer breakfast Sept. 20.

Army, Air Force training

Published: 02:54PM September 28th, 2017

A High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems Rapid Aerial Infiltration was a joint exercise between 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade and the 62nd Airlift Wing, where Soldiers and Airmen loaded two M142 HIMARS and a communications truck onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

Published: 02:52PM September 28th, 2017

Inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club were 1st Sgt. Richard Laughlin, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, and Sgt. Norman Frasier Jr., 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade.