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Santa’s helpers (from left) Morgyn Douglas, 9, Amya Flores, 10, Kymora Benson, 10, and Anthony Jones, 7, are all smiles after handing out candy canes during the annual JBLM Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Lewis Main Tuesday.

Northwest Guardian

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.

Published: 12:56PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 12:55PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 12:53PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 10:51AM December 2nd, 2016

Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest elects first female president.

Published: 12:52PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 12:48PM December 1st, 2016

The annual JBLM Brewfest is fast approaching, and judges will be looking for the best handcrafted beer.

Published: 12:48PM December 1st, 2016

Different from previous deployed spouse’s dinners, the Hearts Apart dinner was the first of its kind on McChord Field.

Published: 12:46PM December 1st, 2016

The Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Decorating event will take place at Survivor Outreach Services Dec. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Published: 12:44PM December 1st, 2016

The president and secretary of defense thanked the military members for their service and wished them and their families a happy Thanksgiving.

Published: 12:42PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 12:41PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 12:42PM December 1st, 2016

Holiday? What holiday?

Published: 12:39PM December 1st, 2016

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.

Published: 10:20AM November 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 10:45AM November 28th, 2016

The 555th Engineer Brigade’s annual holiday ruck march promoted giving to the less fortunate.

Published: 10:44AM November 28th, 2016

The five new Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members were celebrated for their outstanding leadership Nov. 18 during an induction ceremony.

Published: 10:37AM November 28th, 2016

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.

Published: 10:34AM November 28th, 2016

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.

Published: 10:18AM November 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 10:18AM November 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 10:17AM November 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 12:00AM November 24th, 2016

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.

Published: 10:17AM November 23rd, 2016

Stephanie Prosser, a volunteer with the Association of the United States Army, is Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s November Volunteer of the Month.

Published: 10:17AM November 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 02:47PM November 22nd, 2016

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.

Published: 02:30PM November 17th, 2016

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.

Published: 12:00AM November 18th, 2016

The “First Flush” will usher in a new era of wastewater treatment on JBLM.

Published: 02:27PM November 17th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:24PM November 17th, 2016

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.