Five new employment initiatives intended to help service members seamlessly transition from the military into the civilian workforce were unveiled Tuesday during a "Senior Leaders’ Seminar" attended by approximately 800 elected officials, businesses, and state, federal and military leaders at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
DARIEN, Ill. An Army Reserve Soldier was inducted in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) hall of fame Saturday for his distinction and accomplishments as a rifle competition shooter.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand After a record 87 missions in support of Operation Deep Freeze, Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Jim Masura may have just completed his last rotation, Sept. 23 through Oct. 12
More than 200 Airmen from the 627th Air Base Group spent a day volunteering in the local community during the Thurston County Day of Service event Sept. 16, in Lacey.
Fifty Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, ending their six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Service members participate in a Department of Labor workshop, one of six required Service Member for Life: Transition Assistance Program classes that are designed to teach service members how to write compelling resumes, how to apply for jobs and how to perform well during an interview.
A ribbon cutting hosted by Clover Park School District celebrates the grand opening of Meriwether and Rainier Elementary Schools Oct. 8 at Meriwether Elementary School on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Special guests include U.S. Senator Patty Murray, former U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks, JBLM Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges, Jr. and Col. David Kumashiro, 62nd AW commander.
The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Cavalry Regiment, shared a little of their cavalry history with their spouses as they took part in a spur ride Oct. 8.
Since August 2011, Anna De La Rosa has been the volunteer treasurer with Bravo Company’s Family Readiness Group at the 47th Combat Support Hospital on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Rosa said volunteering “comes naturally to me.”
WASHINGTON Expect to come across a lot of activity in two weeks during an emergency response exercise, Nov. 6 and 7 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
JBLM’s new Facebook page, facebook.com/JBLMUnlimited, is geared toward connecting transitioning service members and their families to employment and training opportunities and events. JBLM receives support and many opportunities for transitioning service members and their families. Several agencies on JBLM currently post employment opportunities and events. To try and provide a single Facebook portal for all employment-related opportunities, JBLM has created “JBLM Unlimited.” Be sure to visit our new page, “like” us and check-out the latest employment opportunities.
The Oct. 28 Operation Rising Star audition narrows hopeful singers down to 12 contestants for the Nov. 4 competition.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a Vietnam Era Veterans' Salute Ceremony Oct. 9.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER JBLM Airmen and Soldiers deliver tires and MREs to Strykers during training operation at YTC
The Service Member for Life Transition Summit will feature a senior leaders’ seminar, industry workshops and a large employment fair.
WIESBADEN, Germany Army postal officials are asking patrons to be a little more proactive in their mail pickup habits in anticipation of the holiday rush.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Opportunities Unlimited’s Facebook page is a one stop shop for transitioning service members and employers looking to feel jobs.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will hold a Lego Club at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month starting Nov. 1 at the McChord Library and registration is required and begins online on Oct. 18 at goo.gl/HeCN1w.
A town hall meeting was held at Madigan Army Medical Center Oct. 9 to provide information on the Military Health System report, released earlier this month.
A Symposium on the U.S. Strategic Reblance to the Asia-Pacific Region is being held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in William W. Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Ave., University of Washington-Tacoma.
More than 800 middle school students heard from pilots and loadmasters from JBLM on how they use math in their everyday life.
Holocaust survivor and Army Veteran Henry Friedman, of Seattle, was given an honorary high school degree during the fall graduation for Kent Independent School District.
WASHINGTON October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Defense Department is working to increase awareness of what a senior department official calls a serious public health issue and one for which the military offers multiple options for prevention and treatment.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Continuing the Department of Defense's longstanding support of the National Science Foundation, a JBLM crew made up of 62nd and 446th Airlift Wing members safely completed another run to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Oct 8, as part of their contribution to the U.S. Antarctic Program.
JBLM kids received gifts and fire safety tips Saturday at a fair that mixed fun with safety education
PUSLATPUR, Indonesia Pvt. Juan Gonzalez, a native of Chicago, Ill., and infantryman assigned to Blackwatch Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Wash., has transformed from a high school athlete to a squad automatic weapon gunner in the U.S. Army.
The lives of service members and their families are full of transitions. Whether it’s permanent change of station moves, retiring, going from Reserve status to active duty or something else — the one constant is change.
Six people became honorary members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion during the 40th anniversary celebration Oct. 3.
The first annual 84th Civil Affairs Battalion 2014 Phoenix Warrior Challenge Oct. 2-3 fostered warrior ethos, inspired excellence and commemorated its first year as a unit.
The westbound section of Lewis Main’s Pendleton Avenue will include new sidewalks, a rain garden, bicycle lanes and an improved road surface for all three lanes. The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 2015.