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Northwest Guardian

I Corps commander Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza pins a commemorative token on the lapel of Gen. (R) Barry R. McCaffrey Oct. 9 during a Vietnam Era Veterans' Salute Ceremony on JBLM Lewis Main. “It’s always nice to be thanked, but it was something you just did because that’s what had to be done. It’s weird to be thanked now for something like that,” McCaffrey told veterans during the ceremony. “But, this ceremony was great. I always love attending events like this and Gen. McCaffrey gave a fantastic speech.”

Northwest Guardian

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a Vietnam Era Veterans' Salute Ceremony Oct. 9.

Published: 02:48PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM Airmen and Soldiers deliver tires and MREs to Strykers during training operation at YTC

Published: 02:48PM October 16th, 2014

The Service Member for Life Transition Summit will feature a senior leaders’ seminar, industry workshops and a large employment fair.

Published: 02:50PM October 16th, 2014

Army postal officials are asking patrons to be a little more proactive in their mail pickup habits in anticipation of the holiday rush.

Published: 09:54AM October 20th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Opportunities Unlimited’s Facebook page is a one stop shop for transitioning service members and employers looking to feel jobs.

Published: 02:44PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 02:43PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 02:54PM October 16th, 2014

More than 800 middle school students heard from pilots and loadmasters from JBLM on how they use math in their everyday life.

Published: 02:42PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 02:38PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 02:37PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 02:37PM October 16th, 2014

JBLM kids received gifts and fire safety tips Saturday at a fair that mixed fun with safety education

Published: 02:39PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 02:35PM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 01:20PM October 9th, 2014

Six people became honorary members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion during the 40th anniversary celebration Oct. 3.

Published: 01:24PM October 9th, 2014

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.

Published: 12:00AM October 16th, 2014

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.

Published: 01:53PM October 9th, 2014

Col. Scott McLaughlin took responsibility of the 446th Airlift Wing during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This will be McLaughlin’s first assignment as wing commander.

Published: 01:56PM October 9th, 2014

McChord Airmen, in New Zealand for Operation Deep Freeze 2014, participate in the country's annual celebration of its position on the global stage called "Ice Fest."

Published: 01:22PM October 9th, 2014

Crews are restoring the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club building to its original look.

Published: 01:54PM October 9th, 2014

One of the greatest contributors to expendable Soldier load is spare batteries. Recent efforts by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Project Managers such as PM Soldier Sensors and Lasers have standardized the majority of dismounted electronic equipment into a few common battery types. Commercially available 1.5v AA batteries have replaced numerous unique equipment-specific battery types in night vision devices, target locators and weapon sights. While these efforts drastically reduced the myriad types of batteries required, they did not necessarily reduce the overall Soldier load.

Published: 01:50PM October 9th, 2014

The key leaders of 8th Brigade (Reserve Officer Training Corps) are focused and energized to begin the next phase of the Basic Officer Leader Development (BOLD) Transformation, following the Senior Leader Validation Training (SLVT) that was held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 15 through 19.

Published: 01:49PM October 9th, 2014

It is widely known that U.S. service members must meet stringent physical standards to serve, but maintaining a high level of fitness can be a challenge for pregnant and postpartum Soldiers.

Published: 01:56PM October 9th, 2014

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and other senior DOD leaders outlined to reporters, Oct. 1, the findings of a review of military health care and the job that lies ahead to ensure access, safety and quality across the system.

Published: 12:00AM October 10th, 2014

48 federal workers and service members were recognized Oct. 3.

Published: 12:00AM October 9th, 2014

Records and files found in 2011 paint a picture of what JBLM was like in the 40s through the 60s.

Published: 01:48PM October 9th, 2014

The Service Member for Life Transition Summit on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Oct. 21-23 will be the biggest transition event JBLM has ever seen. Service members within 12 to 15 months of their separation date are recommended to register for the event.

Published: 01:05PM October 13th, 2014

The beans that made a cup of coffee may have been roasted just around the corner

Published: 09:14AM October 2nd, 2014

Service Member for Life Transition Summit on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Oct. 21-23 will be the biggest transition event JBLM has ever seen with businesses needing employees, workshops and 350 booths.

Published: 09:25AM October 2nd, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 25 for the second Fisher House at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Construction is already underway and is expected to be completed by in 2015.