Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s holiday season officially kicked off Tuesday evening with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Jensen Gym on Lewis Main.
Characters from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord SKIESUnlimited production of “The Nutcracker” delivered some festive fun at the Child, Youth and School Services building on Lewis Main Nov. 23 while delivering tickets for the upcoming production. The show will be at the Evergreen Theater Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
This year, in tribute to the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces — guarding and preserving America’s freedom throughout history — Maine balsam wreaths will be placed on more than 325,000 veterans’ graves at more than 800 cemeteries or memorial sites in all 50 states as well as more than 20 foreign locations.
The 57th Weapons Squadron and the C-17 WIC is scheduled to relocate to JBLM by the summer of 2017 and aligns with one of the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ priorities of making every dollar count.
Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest elects first female president.
Staff Sergeant Heather King, a career counselor for the 1-14 Cav., was awarded the Army Commendation Medal Nov. 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for her assistance in a multiple-vehicle accident in October.
The annual JBLM Brewfest is fast approaching, and judges will be looking for the best handcrafted beer.
Different from previous deployed spouse’s dinners, the Hearts Apart dinner was the first of its kind on McChord Field.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Decorating event will take place at Survivor Outreach Services Dec. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The president and secretary of defense thanked the military members for their service and wished them and their families a happy Thanksgiving.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. TCM Mobile has used the software to vet nearly 80 mobile applications for infantry training, gunnery practice, reporting sexual harassment and other topics. The effort is part of a broader Army campaign to get training and educational materials to Soldiers when and where they need them.
FRANKFURT, Germany The renovated memorial honors the allied air forces who flew from the former Rhein-Main Air Base and delivered more than 2 million tons of food, supplies and candy to the Soviet-blockaded citizens of Berlin between June 1948 and September 1949.
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New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets — all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.
More than 1,100 turkeys were distributed to families across the installation Nov. 18 as part of Operation Turkey Drop — a program coordinated by the Association of the United States Army, the Air Force Association and Pierce Military and Business Alliance, as well as dozens of local businesses and organizations.
The 555th Engineer Brigade’s annual holiday ruck march promoted giving to the less fortunate.
The five new Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members were celebrated for their outstanding leadership Nov. 18 during an induction ceremony.
Seven firefighters from the 555th Engineer Brigade returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 18 from a deployment to Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and European Reassurance.
The relocation plan will require the renovation of an existing operational building into a schoolhouse. The new classroom will provide a variety of learning tools, security upgrades and will cost approximately $800,000.
Combat Raider began Nov. 15, as 37 aircraft filled the skies over Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota — marking the start of the fourth, large-force exercise in the Powder River Training Complex at Ellsworth.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER The exercise made use of the 1-94 FA Soldiers as a free-thinking opposing force, constantly looking to present tactical dilemmas to their counterparts in 5-3 FA.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein named Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright Nov. 16 to serve as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, N.C. Air Mobility Command hosted 25 civic leaders from around the command Nov. 15 to 17 for an immersion into AMC’s mission at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., and to provide insight into its prominent role enabling joint mission effects globally.
Stephanie Prosser, a volunteer with the Association of the United States Army, is Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s November Volunteer of the Month.
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, recognized retired Command Sgt. Maj. James “Jim” Steinthal with a two-week run-a-thon to remember their deceased comrade.
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. This tradition goes back to 1789, when the Army, the militia, and Revolutionary War veterans escorted President-elect George Washington into Federal Hall in New York City, Becker noted, speaking at a media roundtable here, Thursday.
Staff Sgt. Keaton D. Thiem, a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, is the recipient of a Silver Star. He was presented the award at a ceremony on McChord Field Wednesday.
The “First Flush” will usher in a new era of wastewater treatment on JBLM.
Si “Uncle Si” Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a book signing at the Lewis Main Exchange Nov. 10.
Earlier this year, Senior Airman Jamal Agoun displayed his expertise and job knowledge when he identified a faulty piece of aircraft equipment on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. His exceptional system knowledge enabled him to discover a shorted C-17 heads up display assembly control panel, according to Tissue. This prevented the replacement of a HUD system assembly, saving the Air Force $390,000 and more than 30 man hours of work.