After two days of informational panels, workshops and networking sessions, the Washington State Service Member for Life Summit ended with a large job fair Sept. 24.
A partnership between Syracuse University and others brings free training to service members, spouses.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. It’s the end of summer. The weather is cooling down. The scent of burgers sizzling on the grill is fading. Less people are escaping the heat by taking a swim in the river.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER In the early morning light, United States Army Stryker vehicles began to line up side-by-side. Across from them, a line of Japanese tanks mirrored their formation.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment concluded the 11th iteration of exercise Yudh Abhyas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 23.
The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Monday at the Family and MWR Fest Tent.
On Sept. 25, the Air Force, Boeing and aviation enthusiasts witnessed an important milestone with the first flight of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Everett’s Paine Field to Boeing Field in Seattle.
In the Army, it is usually the junior enlisted Soldiers who are on the receiving end of military and specialty training events, but there is always room for exceptions.
More than 600 pounds of prescriptions were collected at JBLM during National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday. Madigan Pharmacy Technicians and pharmacists were on hand to accept the prescriptions and talk to the public about properly disposing medications.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be celebrating National Fire Prevention Week with various fire-related activities Monday-Oct. 10.
On Thursday, the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northwest relinquished operational and administrative control of its Personal Property Processing Division — Front Office Operations — to the 404th Army Field Support Brigade’s Logistics Readiness Center, where it will be aligned in the Installation Transportation Division and becomes a Personal Property Processing Office.
The second annual Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit uses first two days to encourage service members and those who will guide them.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - Waiting. Soldiers scan the expansive, arid range, ready to fire - waiting for two magic words - “Fire mission!" Until then, they wait, preparing their equipment and thinking about the task at hand. They stand ready to bombard the range with accurate 120-millimeter mortar strikes at targets 6,000 meters away.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord residents urged to get their own insurance so they can be prepared for personal property damages that could result from fires or storms.
National Prescription Take-Back Day is Saturday at JBLM.
“No formation on the modern battlefield can move further or faster, or operate over extended distances the way a Stryker brigade can. It is these traits that have made the Stryker brigade the formation of choice among senior military leaders and commanders. It is this capability and identity that truly characterizes a Stryker brigade,” said Col. David Foley to a gathered crowd.
Expansion to USDA and Department of Defense collaboration for transitioning service members.
The Clover Park School District was awarded a Department of Defense Education Grant for $1.5 million.
Service members of the 84th Civil Affairs Battalion completed a special training event with the Master Resiliency Trainer-Performance Experts of JBLM’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program Sept. 11 at the Field Reaction Leader Course on Lewis North. Skills reviewed are important for both in the battlefield and in the home for a more resilient service member.
The 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment carries more than 40 years of history and tradition with each Ranger and civilian in its ranks.
KALISPEL INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. For a field artillery brigade, “fire” is something heard often, but for the Soldiers that make up Task Force First Round, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the word “fire” will forever have a new meaning after deploying to help suppress wildfires burning throughout northeastern Washington.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s GO Transit Route 1, servicing Lewis North and Lewis Main, is now available for your convenience. Ride GO Transit to your various meetings, appointments and even to lunch. This free transit service is available to everyone on JBLM. It runs every day, every 20 minutes; and will get you where you need to go. Skip the traffic, skip the parking hassles, relax and let GO Transit do the driving. Route 2, servicing McChord Field, is coming soon. For more information, visit GOLewisMcChord.com or facebook.com/GOLewisMcChord.
RAINIER Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 116th Air Support Operations Squadron participated in Operation Husky Airborne in Rainier Aug. 8 to practice jumping out of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, evacuating casualties and collaborating with partners in the Army National Guard.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER Dust and smoke covered the air around the soldiers as they scrambled to load another round. The radioman’s resounding voice roared over the chatter, reiterating orders from the person on the other end of the radio.
What if you had the chance to speak to the president of the United States and ask him one question. What would you ask him?
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER A clear blue sky and warm temperatures covered the valleys of the Yakima Training Center in the early morning. A morning so clear that one could see for many miles into the distance, making targets easy to identify and making for a good first day of Rising Thunder 2015.
Logistic companies learn more about hiring service members at the 2015 Logistics Industry Forum on JBLM.
KALISPEL INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. For the past two weeks, Soldiers from Task Force First Round out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, have been conducting firefighting suppression operations in northeastern Washington, and now the task force is shifting its mission to cleanup operations.
A free two-day workshop Tuesday-Wednesday is offered to active duty service members, spouses and caregivers with breakfast and lunch provided.
I Corps welcomed its new deputy commanding general, during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Wednesday.