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JBLM firefighter/paramedic Shawn Walker, left, and JBLM Fire Capt. Jim Soderback, right, both of Engine 104, confer with Battalion Chief David McRoberts, of the Tacoma Fire Department, April 8 during a joint large-scale exercise on Lewis Main.

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Pierce County, Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters practiced working together in a building on JBLM.

Published: 02:28PM April 16th, 2015

5-20 Inf. integrates weapons and assets to win at Yakima Training Center

Published: 02:16PM April 16th, 2015

After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas, were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medal award ceremony on Fort Hood April 10.

Published: 02:14PM April 16th, 2015

In an effort to help Joint Base Lewis-McChord families understand the deployment process, JBLM hosted the Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event Saturday at McChord Field.

Published: 02:14PM April 16th, 2015

Whether it’s firing weapons, eating chow or fixing vehicles,

Published: 02:13PM April 16th, 2015

As state of Washington Boys and Girls Club of America Youth of the Year Award for Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Military Youth of the Year for the state of Washington, 16-year-old Daniela Suarez has a bright future.

Published: 02:12PM April 16th, 2015

The United States has many nicknames, one of which is The Land of Opportunity because it offers anyone with a dream a chance for a better life. For many foreigners wishing to take part in that opportunity, one option many use is joining the U.S. military.

Published: 02:12PM April 16th, 2015

Volunteer Program Manager at Armed Forces Family Team Building Louise Griswold was one of four winners of the Army’s 2015 Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

Published: 02:10PM April 16th, 2015

JBLM Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr., left, presents the Army Military Fire Officer of the Year Award to Tech. Sgt. Luke Rogan, 627th Civil Engineer Squadron April 10. The Fire Officer of the Year Award is the NCO-level award for military firefighters. Tech Sgt. Rogan works at the JBLM Gray Army Airfield fire station as the battalion chief. For the past three years, Airmen assigned to JBLM have won IMCOM or Army level Firefighter of the Year awards. The last time JBLM won the IMCOM Fire Officer of the Year was 2012.

Published: 02:11PM April 16th, 2015

After traveling more than 900 miles in three days, a convoy carrying approximately 80 Soldiers arrived at Tooele Army Depot, Utah, to conduct ammunition logistical training April 6-10.

Published: 02:09PM April 16th, 2015

Wounded warriors face many challenges as they recover from their injuries and prepare for either continued service or transitioning out of the Army. Some of these wounded Soldiers are part of a Community Care Unit at Joint Base Lewis- McChord.

Published: 02:09PM April 16th, 2015

The Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, and also recognizes this time of year as it pertains to a more sobering topic — National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Published: 12:55PM April 9th, 2015

Thousands of Easter Eggs were collected by children on Joint Base Lewis-McChord at the Aquatic Egg Hunt Saturday at Kimbro Pool and at the Easter Dash Sunday at Cowan Stadium. Both events gave prize bags to children, regardless the number of eggs they had in their basket.

Published: 09:35AM April 14th, 2015

From worms, books and foam sword fights, Kids Fest: The Wheels of Science April 2 was a fun event for the whole family on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 09:33AM April 14th, 2015

The seventh annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk is May 2 at 9:30 a.m. and is expecting 200 or so participants consisting of Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, Chehalis, Cowlitz and other local tribes.

Published: 12:55PM April 9th, 2015

Over the last 15 months, Camo2Commerce has provided employment preparation and placement services for more than 620 service members.

Published: 12:56PM April 9th, 2015

Band practices continuously to improve despite busy performance schedule.

Published: 12:54PM April 9th, 2015

Recreation: The JBLM Skeet and Trap Range just outside Lewis Main will host a weeklong Hunter Education Course April 13-17, 6-9 p.m. daily. Cost is $10 and individuals must register online with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at

Published: 12:50PM April 9th, 2015

Whether you are a Soldier on the battlefield fighting for your life against an enemy force or a crewman on deck of a vessel fighting against nature’s elements, both share a common solution to their comfort and that is taking refuge and faith in their leadership.

Published: 12:49PM April 9th, 2015

In the early morning hours of April 3, a C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., put the aircraft’s capabilities to the test.

Published: 12:55PM April 9th, 2015

In a vast land, far, far away, known as the Pacific Northwest, a group of 25 lone heroes set out on a journey to explore and conquer the unknown — meet the unexplained — and to uncover what was known as the premier comic book and pop culture convention, the Emerald City Comicon.

Published: 12:48PM April 9th, 2015

When a crime is committed that involves a McChord Field member, a number of people can be involved.

Published: 12:48PM April 9th, 2015

When an Army helicopter is seen flying, it took a team of Soldiers in a maintenance hangar, Soldiers with fuel trucks and the aircrew itself to prepare the aircraft for flight. But who are the experts behind the scenes who prepare the equipment and flight gear for the pilots and crew chiefs so they can carry out aerial missions over land and sea?

Published: 12:47PM April 9th, 2015

The Army regulation governing tattoos will relax to accommodate changing social norms

Published: 01:14PM April 9th, 2015

17th FA brigade kicks off a month of sexual assault awareness activities with unit run.

Published: 12:44PM April 9th, 2015

Airmen and Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord participated in a 24-hour-run event to help Tactical Air Control Party’s service members and their families recover in time of need.

Published: 12:41PM April 9th, 2015

I Corps kicked off April’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with a comedy show for military service members, families and Department of Defense civilians at Carey Theater on Lewis Main Tuesday.

Published: 12:42PM April 9th, 2015

Major Edward Lescher was named the new commander of the 84th Civil Affairs Battalion April 2 at JBLM.

Published: 12:40PM April 9th, 2015

A JBLM aviation battalion has proven the newest version of the Apache is more reliable and effective.

Published: 12:39PM April 9th, 2015

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