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Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson

An Airman jumps out of an MH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast alternate insertion and extraction training with Soldiers from the 160th SOAR July 14, at American Lake on JBLM. The Airmen from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron conducted 10 daytime helocast iterations and eight nighttime helocast iterations over a two-day span. The Airman is assigned to the 22nd STSÕ Red Team.

62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen and Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord practiced amphibious special-operations tactics during a water training exercise at American Lake July 14 and 15.

Published: 11:45PM July 24th, 2014

After 15 years of serving in the military, Master Sgt. Leroy A. Petry is embracing retirement.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Newly promoted leaders skills tested at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Parents were spinning, dancing and jumping almost as much as their children July 18 and 19, during the United Service Organization’s Sesame Street Experience for Military Families on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

There were 439 Airmen selected for promotion via the supplemental promotion process, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced July 17.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The U.S. Air Force released its Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, request for proposal to industry July 9 with a contract award expected in spring 2015.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, which features an online-application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID special agents.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The 446th Airlift Wing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord will have a new face in the near future, and he has ties to the Pacific Northwest.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The 20th CBRNE Command, the U.S. Army’s only formation tasked with integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive ordnance disposal operations, demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix in June.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. held their 69th annual convention in Seattle Saturday to elect new leadership and board members.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The Army is creating a standard marketplace of tactical communications hardware to support the Common Operating Environment initiative and deliver a familiar and intuitive experience for Soldiers.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The next phase in the Madigan Pharmacy updates will be implemented in the upcoming days, and patient awareness of the changes will help to lessen both confusion and wait times.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

By now, active duty family members living within a 30-minute drive from Madigan Army Medical Center, and who currently see a primary care provider in the TRICARE Prime Network, should have received a letter reassigning them to a Madigan clinic.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Pershing Circle, the roundabout in front of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Headquarters Building, Bldg. 1010 on Lewis Main, is closing for repairs starting the second week in August. It will not reopen until construction is complete, some time in December.

Published: 06:02PM July 17th, 2014

For Lt. Col. Jason Evers, coming to take command of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Yakima Training Center felt like a homecoming.

Published: 05:54PM July 17th, 2014

Active and retired service members hit the catwalk during a fashion show held at the Lewis Main Exchange on Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Published: 12:51PM July 21st, 2014

Senior Enlisted Adviser for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, visited Joint Base Lewis McChord July 15-18

Published: 06:00PM July 17th, 2014

With the weather warming up, it’s nice to know the water in bottles, glasses and cups around Joint Base Lewis-McChord is safe to drink.

Published: 05:40PM July 17th, 2014

service members through the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Service Member for Life Transition Assistance Program in a nine-month period, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC is one of JBLM’s biggest employers of transitioning service members.

Published: 04:52PM July 17th, 2014

Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen all agree: They like the look and feel of the new M50 respirator, said U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, who developed the masks.

Published: 05:21PM July 17th, 2014

An aircraft fire is not an event anyone in the Air Force wishes for, but it can come in handy for a service members to get the real-world training of fighting a fire.

Published: 05:06PM July 17th, 2014

A team of scientists can scan the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then print skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

Published: 05:38PM July 17th, 2014

Is it possible to make an appointment with the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Office over the phone?

Published: 04:57PM July 17th, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects involving America’s waterways and ports.

Published: 04:38PM July 17th, 2014

The Army wants to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time; especially with shrinking budgets, manpower and an uncertain global-security environment, but does it do that very well?

Published: 05:31PM July 10th, 2014

Dressed head to toe in American flag print clothes Army Privates Joseph Pedicone, Thomas Bland and Jacob Ayala marched around Freedom Fest waving an American flag and stopping periodically to pose for pictures with other attendees of the Fourth of July event.

Published: 12:04PM July 11th, 2014

Foster Farms is recalling an unspecified amount of its chicken products, including some sold at McChord Field's Commissary, because the products may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella Heidelberg, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent July 9.

Published: 05:43PM July 10th, 2014

The Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe.

Published: 05:35PM July 10th, 2014

Nestled between rows of Firebirds, Cadillacs and hot rods, Spc. Nicholas Drossos’ 1972 Volkswagen was parked instilling raised eyebrows and “scary” comments from onlookers.

Published: 05:24PM July 10th, 2014

Shannon Vernon and her nine-year-old daughter Sophia move like a well-oiled machine. Every third Thursday of the month they bring four pounds of hamburger meat, eight ounces of shredded cheese, two cans of refried beans, lettuce, tomato, onions, sour cream and salsa to the Fisher House.