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AT LEFT: Sgt. Chad Guthrie, of Lacey, and his son Brayden, 7, ride The Paratrooper May 16 during the annual Armed Forces Day celebration on JBLM Lewis Main. BELOW: "Leapin' Louie" (David Lichtenstein), right, entertains a group of children with rope and Yo-Yo tricks.

Northwest Guardian

There was plenty to see and hear during the annual Armed Forces Day event hosted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday. The sounds of cannons and rifles echoed around Cowan and Memorial stadiums as re-enactors portrayed Soldiers from time gone by.

Published: 02:04PM May 21st, 2015

Tacoma Rainiers welcomed service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other local installations for its 31st annual Salute to Armed Forces Night during their home game against the Las Vegas 51s Saturday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Published: 02:00PM May 21st, 2015

It started as a night of drinking and laughs with friends and new acquaintances for a young Soldier experiencing what life was like away from her family and living life on her own for the first time. It would be a night she would never forget — it was the night she was sexually assaulted.

Published: 01:50PM May 21st, 2015

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center activated Detachment 9 in a ceremony at Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., May 7. Major General Theresa Carter, AFIMSC commander, presided over the ceremony as Col. Mark H. McCloud assumed command of the newly established detachment.

Published: 01:40PM May 21st, 2015

The 7th Infantry Division headquarters element will see action overseas for the first time in 25 years.

Published: 01:34PM May 21st, 2015

Public interest in remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) continues to grow thanks to increasing nonmilitary uses and portrayal in popular culture. For the Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft are and will continue to be a vital mission set delivering vital airpower to combatant commanders throughout the world.

Published: 01:34PM May 21st, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will hold a 30-minute Memorial Day ceremony Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Lewis Cemetery.

Published: 12:00AM May 21st, 2015

More than 30 representatives from religious bodies throughout the state visited JBLM Monday to get a glimpse of military life.

Published: 11:25AM May 14th, 2015

Several youths ages 7-14 participated in the JBLM Child Youth and School Services Pitch, Hit and Run competitions May 6-7 at locations on Lewis Main and McChord Field.

Published: 01:18PM May 14th, 2015

The 88th Regional Support Command currently had the distinction of hosting the first Stryker Field Level Maintenance New Equipment Training at the Army Reserve’s Equipment Concentration Site 10 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord from April 24 through Tuesday.

Published: 01:18PM May 14th, 2015

The American Planning Association (APA) gave Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s multiway Pendleton Boulevard Project a 2015 Excellence in Sustainability award in the Green Infrastructure Category, and The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington also gave them a 2015 Engineering Excellence Bronze award.

Published: 01:18PM May 14th, 2015

For Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, of the 7th Infantry Division, April was a busy month as they spent weeks at a time at the Yakima Training Center completing company-level live fires.

Published: 01:17PM May 14th, 2015

Trying to get by Joint Base Lewis-McChord or event out of the installation and onto Interstate 5 can be cumbersome depending on the time of day drivers make the trek.

Published: 12:57PM May 14th, 2015

Due to failing pavement, a major repair was needed on Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Pendleton Boulevard from 9th Division Drive to North Division Drive.

Published: 01:01PM May 14th, 2015


Published: 01:08PM May 14th, 2015

As a bell rang out, among a tearful crowd, a tribute to yet another officer who paid the ultimate sacrifice had been made.

Published: 01:15PM May 14th, 2015

Fourteen runners participated in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s first time trial Saturday at Cowan Stadium for the team that will plan to compete in the Army Ten-Miler Race Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C.

Published: 01:05PM May 14th, 2015

The C-17 Globemaster III fleet celebrated the historical milestone of achieving 3 million flying hours May 5. Ceremonies were held at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to commemorate this milestone for the C-17 fleet.

Published: 01:05PM May 14th, 2015

They may move more slower than they did in 1945, but World War II veterans were out in force at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., May 8 to remember their comrades on the 70th anniversary of when the guns stopped in Europe.

Published: 01:00PM May 14th, 2015

About 18,500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers, Army Family members and Department of Defense health care providers will receive an invitation to take part in a behavioral health survey, titled “Opening Doors: Strengthening Behavioral Health Supports for Soldiers,” this month. Invitations may arrive by mail or official email, and the survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. All survey responses are confidential, and results will help Army leaders improve supports and services for Soldiers experiencing behavioral health problems. The opinions of Soldiers, family members, and Soldiers may help make it possible for more individuals to get needed help and support. This survey is being conducted Education Development Center, an independent, nonprofit health and education organization, with funding from the Department of Defense. The study has received approval from the Army Research Institute, the Human Research Protection Office, the EDC Institutional Review Board, and JBLM.

Published: 12:57PM May 14th, 2015

The role of noncommissioned officers in mission command could be more clearly defined in Army doctrine and in the field, said Soldiers who participated during the first NCO Solarium.

Published: 12:55PM May 14th, 2015

On Feb. 9, 2015, a 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division private plead guilty at a General Court-Martial to four specifications of wrongful use or possession of illegal drugs, two specifications of desertion, one specification of larceny and one specification of conspiracy to steal. The accused was sentenced to 12 months of confinement, reduction to the grade of private (E-1), and a Bad-Conduct Discharge.

Published: 12:55PM May 14th, 2015

Professional Development Seminar coordinators aren’t wasting time taking names to participate in the Sept. 10-11 summit at the American Lake Conference Center on Lewis-Main.

Published: 12:00AM May 14th, 2015

Spiritual leaders from nearby communities will get a glimpse into military practitioners lives during Clergy Day, May 18.

Published: 12:51PM May 7th, 2015

JBLM families participated in the Jedi Academy event, usually only available at Disney theme parks, Saturday and Sunday.

Published: 01:42PM May 7th, 2015

More than 300 local teens got the chance to experience a day in the life of a Soldier during some action packed on-the-job training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 29 through Sunday.

Published: 02:29PM May 11th, 2015

7th Infantry Division Soldiers culminated their training with an event at the Warrior Zone Forward at the Yakima Training Center Saturday. Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation at YTC provided the Mayweather-Pacquio fight for viewing. The event was filled to max capacity.

Published: 01:42PM May 7th, 2015

C-17 aircraft and aircrew members from the 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, were part of the largest multinational Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise over the last 20 years alongside Army and British soldiers at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., April 10-17.

Published: 01:40PM May 7th, 2015

Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for May 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center.

Published: 01:39PM May 7th, 2015

Madigan Army Medical Center was packed with people out to show support for the annual Take Back the Night walk April 30.