Northwest Guardian

Daisy Ashford sings “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as part of the 555th Engineer Brigade’s African-American History Month observance event at Carey Theater on Lewis Main Tuesday.

JBLM African-American History Month Observance

Northwest Guardian

The African-American History Month observance at JBLM Tuesday paid homage to historical figures.


Published: 12:09PM February 23rd, 2017

Recognizing the need for increased training capacity that the war in Vietnam was demanding, the Army decided to establish a major training and processing center at Fort Lewis.

446th Airlift Wing

Published: 12:08PM February 23rd, 2017

The Red-Tailed Hawks are a youth flying club chartered by the Black Pilots of America. Student ages range from 11 to 17, with the goal of promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM.

USO Shali Center

Published: 12:08PM February 23rd, 2017

The USO Shali Center on McChord Field hosted its 50th monthly No Dough Meal for Airmen Tuesday.

627th Force Support Squadron

Published: 12:07PM February 23rd, 2017

The 627th Force Support Squadron flight kitchen prepares boxed meals that are available to flightcrews, dorm residents, active-duty members paying cash and Department of Defense employees who would not be able to eat at the Olympic Dining Facility during regular hours of operation.

2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 12:06PM February 23rd, 2017

The Lancer Brigade opened the Lancer Performance Center during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 14, as part of the process of incorporating the 7th Infantry Division’s Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program.

Exceptional Family Member Program

Published: 12:06PM February 23rd, 2017

When an Airman with an exceptional family member receives an assignment for a PCS, or when any Airman with dependents receives an overseas assignment, the Airman must coordinate with the EFMP office to initiate a relocation clearance process.

615th Contracting Team

Published: 12:05PM February 23rd, 2017

Gobi Wolf is a reoccurring disaster response exercise and exchange mission in Mongolia to enhance operational emergency response plans, regional partnerships and support for response to natural disasters in the region.

Defense Secretary

Published: 12:05PM February 23rd, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis makes his first trans-Atlantic trip in his current post and met with leaders from three U.S. allies in the Middle East.

201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade

Published: 12:06PM February 23rd, 2017

During the 10-day table VI certification exercise, Soldiers assigned to 109th Military Intelligence and 1st Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. were put into teams and were given a scenario to complete. The scenarios were created as a standard baseline for every team and not simultaneous with other scenarios.

Tuskegee Airmen

Published: 12:04PM February 23rd, 2017

The lineage of the Tuskegee Airmen has been passed to Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing. An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the unit is currently flying with the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which is one of the squadrons assigned to the 332nd AEW.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 03:19PM February 16th, 2017

The orientation highlighted the mission partners the wing has on McChord Field — the 446th Airlift Wing and the Western Air Defense Sector.


Published: 01:45PM February 16th, 2017

A road closure along East Lincoln Road between Lewis Main and McChord Field is expected to cause a bit of disruption for travelers from the end of March to the end of May.

Army Emergency Relief Campaign

Published: 01:44PM February 16th, 2017

The Army Emergency Relief drive kick off, set for Feb. 24, will increase visibility and raise money for the program.

62nd Aerial Port Squadron

Published: 01:43PM February 16th, 2017

Whether its cargo, passengers, military aircraft or transient aircraft, the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Air Terminal Operation Center has a hand on every aircraft that lands on McChord Field.

627th Logistic Readiness Squadron

Published: 01:43PM February 16th, 2017

The 627th Logistic Readiness Squadron’s Fuels Flight provides fuel to the 48 C-17s at the 62nd Airlift Wing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but they do more than just deliver the fuel to aircraft — they make missions possible.

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

Published: 01:42PM February 16th, 2017

In January, Army Reserve Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, went through a series of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

JBLM Outdoor Recreation

Published: 01:40PM February 16th, 2017

David Pedroza is set to retire after 20 years of working various positions within Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Outdoor Recreation. Among his experience is managing the JBLM Skeet and Trap Range on Lewis Main and acting as the hunting coordinator on base.

JBLM African-American History Month

Published: 01:39PM February 16th, 2017

February is national African-American History Month, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate with an event Tuesday at noon at Carey Theater.

National African-American History Month

Published: 01:35PM February 16th, 2017

In recognition of African-American History Month, here’s a look back at those brave Soldiers who broke barriers, saved lives, and paved the way for today’s force.

U.S. Army

Published: 01:34PM February 16th, 2017

A funeral mass for Moore will be held Friday morning in Auburn, Ala. A memorial service will be held at Friday afternoon at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga, with interment to follow at the Fort Benning Post Cemetery. The family will host a reception at the infantry museum after the burial service.

Published: 01:33PM February 16th, 2017

Located within the Club at McChord Field lies the newly renovated McChord Pub, giving Citizen Airmen a different dining option or a place to order drinks during drill weekends.

U.S. Defense Department

Published: 01:34PM February 16th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department stands ready to assist in operations surrounding a failing dam in northern California, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Monday.

Published: 01:33PM February 16th, 2017

Inside the Combined Arms Center’s Training Innovation Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the “Stryker virtual collective trainer” demonstration doesn’t look like much. But it has proven effective.

I Corps Courts-Martial

Published: 02:37PM February 9th, 2017

By highlighting law-breakers, officials hope to discourage crime at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


Published: 01:26PM February 9th, 2017

On Jan. 6, 1917, the Pierce County voters passed a $2 million bond measure to acquire 70,000 acres of land at American Lake to donate to the United States government. It would become Camp Lewis, then Fort Lewis and today Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

JBLM National Prayer Luncheon

Published: 01:26PM February 9th, 2017

The JBLM National Prayer Luncheon took place at the Club at McChord Field Feb. 2.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 01:24PM February 9th, 2017

Occurring the first Friday of every month, Lunch and Leadership Lectures provide an informal environment for Airmen to gain leadership advice during lunch. Airmen are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and eat during the sessions.

Air Mobility Command’s Annual Unit Award

Published: 01:25PM February 9th, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, the 627th Security Forces Squadron has won the award for best small-unit security force.

I Corps

Published: 01:23PM February 9th, 2017

Master Sgt. Vince Lowery’s essay examines the need to look at the impacts of military operations through a cultural lens and the important role various populations of a society have in conflict resolution.