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Spc. Howard Peele, left, and Sgt. Christanie Alexander, both of 3-2, 1-23 HHC, talk with Erin Land, of Toyota Motor Sales, about possible career opportunities with Toyota Oct. 23 during the Service Member for Life Transition Summit job fair at Hangar 3 on JBLM McChord Field.

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An employment fair was hosted at McChord Field to wrap up the three-day Service Member for Life Transition Summit on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:58PM October 30th, 2014

Anyone who can remember the early '80s might recall critics blasting Michael Jordan for treating basketball as if it were a one-man sport in his early NBA years. Nonetheless, he went on to earn a few “Most-Valuable-Player” awards, and a handful of championship rings during the latter-part of his career.

Published: 12:49PM October 30th, 2014

Home Pride Winners given coins, gift baskets at Oct. 28 ceremony.

Published: 12:51PM October 30th, 2014

Senior leaders from the Army, Air Force, National Guard, Army Reserve and the Canadian military gathered on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a two-day senior leader development conference to discuss the implementation and benefits of the Army’s Total-Force Policy Oct. 22.

Published: 12:45PM October 30th, 2014

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to announce the first eight homes completed at the Stony Oak housing community at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:50PM October 30th, 2014

A new “one-stop shop” facility for the Integrated Disability Evaluation System was introduced to Joint Base Lewis-McChord during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 14.

Published: 12:52PM October 30th, 2014

U.S. Army Recruiting Command gathered leading public and private sector thinkers to study the future of recruiting as the quality of the prospect pool dwindles.

Published: 12:53PM October 30th, 2014

Dille, Anthony & Laurie, girl, Aug. 23

Published: 12:48PM October 30th, 2014

Denise Brown’s sister was murdered. It was a case that garnered worldwide attention and shattered stereotypes about domestic violence. The man Brown and her family held accountable for Nicole Brown’s death was O.J. Simpson, a famous football player and actor, and her ex-husband.

Published: 12:43PM October 30th, 2014

A series of patients at Madigan have led doctors to discover a new, unique sleep-related condition impacting Soldiers called trauma-associated sleep disorder.

Published: 12:43PM October 30th, 2014

Army children are at a slightly higher risk for mental disorders, but they're also incredibly resilient, say mental health and education experts.

Published: 12:42PM October 30th, 2014

The 633rd Medical Group received a germ-zapping robot, nicknamed “Saul,” which harnesses the power of technology to kill off viruses — including the Ebola virus. Airmen were given a demonstration of the robots functions and capabilities from Geri Genant, the Xenex Healthcare Services implementation manager, Oct. 20.

Published: 12:41PM October 30th, 2014

The McChord Field commercial vehicle inspection point (CVIP) off of Perimeter Road will re-open for commercial traffic Nov. 12. Concurrent with that the McChord Field North Gate, off of 112th St. South, will return to normal hours of operation which are 5:45-7:45 a.m. and 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Published: 12:41PM October 30th, 2014

Are you a veteran with questions about housing, jobs and benefits? Then join us tomorrow and don’t miss the Lewis County Veteran’s Advisory Board’s Veterans Resource Fair. The event will run from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Veteran Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis. For more information contact Bill Evans at 360-742-4759.

Published: 12:40PM October 30th, 2014

Last month, the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, returned home from a nine-month deployment in support of a U.S. Central Command mission.

Published: 12:39PM October 30th, 2014

As another cost savings initiative, the DOD is reducing per diem rates by 75 percent for long-term, temporary-duty assignments, which will go into effect Nov. 1.

Published: 12:39PM October 30th, 2014

October is the Military Health System’s Health Literacy month, an opportunity for members of the military and other Tricare beneficiaries to take stock of their medication habits.

Published: 12:00AM October 30th, 2014

Transitioning Soldiers and spouses have a trove of experience and insight to offer civilian employers, say Army experts.

Published: 01:50PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

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

Published: 01:49PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 01:47PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 01:50PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 02:45PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 01:45PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 01:44PM October 23rd, 2014

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.”

Published: 01:44PM October 23rd, 2014

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.

Published: 01:43PM October 23rd, 2014

JBLM’s new Facebook page,, 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.

Published: 01:44PM October 23rd, 2014

The Oct. 28 Operation Rising Star audition narrows hopeful singers down to 12 contestants for the Nov. 4 competition.