Families gathered around trees and menorahs for festive lighting events around JBLM.
Actor and military supporter Gary Sinise spent Dec. 9 visiting with service members and families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to promote “Get Skills to Work.” The organization links manufacturing businesses and educators to help veterans prepare for careers after the military.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commander Col. H. Hodges Jr. presented 4th Quarter, Certificate of Achievement awards Dec. 2. Stephanie Parr, left, earned the Non Appropriated Funds Employee of the Quarter Award. Diann Sanders, top right, was named the JBLM Plans, Analysis and Integration Office’s Employee of the Quarter. Myriam Arroyo, bottom right, was presented with the NAF Supervisor of the Quarter Award.
Fire safety is especially important during the holidays.
Races: Sign up for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s first Polar Dip and Skip 5K run 10 a.m. Saturday at Shoreline Park on Lewis North that includes a plunge into the neighboring American Lake. Hot showers will be turned on and hot chocolate will be served at the finish line. For registration, visit jblmmwr.com/races/.
Kristiné Reeves has her hands full as the Military and Defense Sector Lead and Defense Industry Adjustment Grant Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce.
The 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade received a $2,560 contribution and more than 200 toys from its Community Connections city of Gig Harbor for Santa's Castle on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for service members in financial need.
5-20 Inf. virtually hones combat skills
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21.
Maintenance group chief receives award for Afghanistan service
1-14 Cav. Soldiers conduct livefire exercise at Yakima Firing Center
Rent Santa and his assistant elf for your unit, squadron, office or home party at JBLM now through Dec. 21. Call the BOSS office at 967-5636 for details and to schedule your time with Santa.
Youngster with leukemia lights the 2014 Madigan Christmas tree
CAMP ASAKA, Japan Annual Yama Sakura exercise begins Dec. 8 in Japan
Multiple trees lit up with shining ornaments, menorahs with candles waiting for sundown and garlands strewn with ribbons are spread throughout many home at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. On Dec. 13, the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club is giving interested guided tours inside homes in the historic Broadmoor and newer Merriwether neighborhoods.
Service members and civilians pass the time while undergoing 21-day monitoring for the Ebola virus at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
For the first time, the Army’s new Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course was held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Nov. 17 to 26.
Service members of the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron and family members of Master Sgt. Steven Auchman attended a dedication ceremony of an auditorium in the 5th ASOS, Nov. 21, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
WASHINGTON Continuing resolutions with the prospect of Sequestration, provide a dangerous 1-2 punch for 2015 U.S. economy
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration today, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information.
The intersection of Garcia Boulevard, Colorado Avenue and N. 16th Street on JBLM Lewis Main will be closed from Dec. 10 through Dec. 31 to connect the roads in that location to the new roundabout.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company received a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant for his service in Afghanistan.
7th ID Courts-Martial
QUANTICO, Va. Holiday safety tips fro USA Criminal Investigation Command
Travelers through JBLM need to be aware of their surroundings and follow the law to avoid accidents.
Take your furry friends to meet Santa Claus.
Rainier Gate on Lincoln Road will be closed Dec. 5 to Jan. 6 tentatively for construction on the $8.4 million Joint Base Connector Phase I project for JBLM that will connect the Lewis Main and McChord Field areas. Barnes Avenue will also be closed Dec. 16 to March 27 in order to construct a new roundabout intersection for efficient and effective traffic flow.
FORT BENNING, Ga. Women selected to observe and assess Ranger Course
General Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 18 to discuss the Army’s strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army’s continued focus on the region.
The running theme at the South Sound Military and Comunities Partnership forum was for individuals to engage their elected leaders to support the military, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord and to prepare for a decrease in the military and the after effects it will have on the South Sound.