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Northwest Guardian

Third grade teacher Pam Shaw works with students on an assignment designed to help classmates get to know each other better during the first of school, Aug. 27, at Rainier Elementary School on JBLM Lewis Main.

Northwest Guardian

Rainier and Meriwether Elementary Schools open on the first day of school on JBLM Aug. 27. Beachwood Elementary School is undergoing renovations and will open next year. This marks five out of six elementary schools on JBLM that have been rebuilt or renovated.

Published: 10:55AM August 28th, 2014

The Boots 2 Work Military Career Fair featured more than 50 businesses, colleges and nonprofits. Service members and their family members got a chance to submit their resumes to potential employers.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Children on Joint Base Lewis-McChord went back to school Wednesday, Aug. 27, that means it’s time for parents to do fire-safety refreshers.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

A brief introduction and many shovel-fulls of dirt later, contractors began work on the upcoming Lewis North outdoor sports complex.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Women’s Equality Day was observed with a special presentation by Living Voices at the Carey Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 11:08AM August 21st, 2014

Elected officials toured the construction site of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord connector road. The $7.5 million project is expected to be completed in Spring 2015.

Published: 10:56AM August 21st, 2014

Staff Sgt. Peter Kacapyr and Pfc. Nicholas Jackson. Jackson and Kacapyr won the I Corps’ Soldier, NCO of the Year competition and will compete at Fort Bragg, N.C., at Forces Command.

Published: 01:16PM August 21st, 2014

The 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, inactivated during a ceremony at Watkins Parade Field Aug. 14. The unit is the first squadron to be inactivated as the Army phases out models of the OH-58 Kiowa helicopter from its aviation force.

Published: 11:06AM August 21st, 2014

Four combat controllers and two tactical air control party members from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron were presented eight medals during an awards ceremony here Aug. 18. Combat controllers and TACP members are trained special operations forces who deploy undetected into combat and hostile environments to establish assault zones or airfields, and provide air traffic control and close air support.

Published: 10:47AM August 21st, 2014

Hundreds line up in downtown Tacoma to honor local military service members. Units from JBLM brought troops and vehicles for civilians to see in person.

Published: 12:00AM August 22nd, 2014

Behavioral health care gets more accessible with a few changes in delivery means.

Published: 01:49PM August 21st, 2014

A newly created Specialty Referral Guide clearly details the referral process to Madigan clinics from start to end.

Published: 11:22AM August 21st, 2014

In the first phase of the 2014-2015 Operation Deep Freeze, ten 446th Airlift Wing Reservists and 17 active-duty Airmen depart McChord Field Aug. 16 The WinFly phase of ODF delivers advance teams and cargo for the upcoming main season of the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic program and runs from Aug. 16-26.

Published: 11:10AM August 21st, 2014

A glance at online terrorism calendars shows multiple incidents every month with no indications that such activity will decrease.

Published: 11:21AM August 21st, 2014

Hope Corizzo was named volunteer of the month for August. Corizzo dedicates much of her time to the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club.

Published: 06:58AM August 21st, 2014

The Joseph P. Cribbins Medal this year goes to Alecia Grady, an Army civilian who has made significant contributions to the Army, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the local community.

Published: 01:42PM August 21st, 2014

See a Broadway-style show by Soldiers Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. at Evergreen Theater for free.

Published: 12:00AM August 21st, 2014

Apprehension, fear or nervousness can greet many women as they walk through the doors of a mammography clinic.

Published: 10:52AM August 21st, 2014

Aug. 29 DONSA

Published: 09:44AM August 14th, 2014

For the 42nd Military Police Brigade, an expeditionary unit, it’s all about speed and organization.

Published: 02:14PM August 21st, 2014

As part of the Army 2020 concept, on Aug. 6 the 14th Combat Engineer Battalion inactivated and reactivated as the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion under the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, of Lt. Col. Douglas E. Brown changed command with Lt. Col. Michael J. Baim. Operations officer of the 14th Bde. Engr. Bn., Maj. Yanson T. Cox, said the Army 2020 concept means they went through a total Army analysis to see what the Army needed.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

Col. Bruce Bowers is retiring command from the 446th Airlift Wing. A retirement ceremony was hosted for him on Saturday.

Published: 10:24AM August 15th, 2014

Madigan Army Medical Center’s first open dialogue event started Aug. 12. This is first of quarterly “Conversations with Madigan” in order to engage with Tricare beneficiaries.

Published: 01:49PM August 21st, 2014

Come to the Back2Work Now Career Fair Tuesday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Central Washington University’s Higher Education Center, Building 29, 2400 S. 240th Street Des Moines, Wash. Space is limited so register at our event page The fair will include: an employer informational panel, “Acing the Interview” workshop, resume review/assistance and career & workforce training resources. There will also be recruiting event with the following employers (subject to change): AIM Aerospace, Amtrak, City of Kent, Fred Meyer, Hexcel, Highline College, New Era Staffing, Safeway, Service Linen Supply, SmartTalent Staffing, ThyssenKrupp Aerospace and more.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

When Kevin and Hannah Culberg met in 2008, they were each part of the orienteering team at the West Point Academy in New York. Six years later, they are still competing, now as lieutenants at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

In the past five years, several service members from different units throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord have requested Otis Sistrunk to postpone his eventual retirement until they returned from a deployment.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

Four kids from JBLM competed in the 2014 Junior Olympic Region 13 Track and Field Champtionships.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

Know where to look for info on your child’s school before the first day.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

More than 300 kids and parents convened at Shoreline Park on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday to take part in EFMP Day Camp. “It brings families closer together and they’re able to experience the types of things we take for granted,” Timmy Milligan, EFMP volunteer, said.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

JBLM firefighters join those from a variety of agencies to respond to a fire on a JBLM training area, which by Tuesday was 90 percent contained.