Northwest Guardian

Staff Sgt. Phillip Vitela, right, and his wife, Kate, receive a blessing from Chaplain (Maj.) Billy Graham after exchanging wedding vows Jan. 29 at French Theater on Lewis Main.

Northwest Guardian

Former I Corps Soldier retires and gets married on same day, in the French Theater.

Published: 12:34PM February 4th, 2016

Customs and traditions in the military play a large role in showing thanks to the past. From change of command ceremonies to pinning a fellow service member when he or she advances to the next rank, these events, although part of Army tradition, often symbolize something more within the unit performing these actions.

Published: 12:33PM February 4th, 2016

More than 30 service members and members of the local community came together to run, lift weights and celebrate the third year of Run Ranger Run.

Published: 12:21PM February 4th, 2016

Know what service members are allowed to do during this year’s political season.

Published: 12:18PM February 4th, 2016

In 2014, the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division was the first unit to participate in the new Pacific Pathways model as part of the Defense Department’s Pacific Pivot to east Asia.

Published: 12:18PM February 4th, 2016

The I Corps chemical office recently implemented a way of recognizing units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord that meet the readiness standards for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear equipment during Command Maintenance Evaluation Training assessments.

Published: 12:14PM February 4th, 2016

The Northwest Guardian, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s only command-authorized newspaper, recently launched an e-edition of its traditional print paper.

Published: 12:14PM February 4th, 2016

Plan ahead and be vigilant to avoid fire emergencies happening in your home or office.

Published: 11:34AM January 28th, 2016

Soldiers throughout the 42nd Military Police Brigade competed against one another for the chance to be named the “The Protectors” Soldier, Noncommissioned Officer or Officer of the Quarter on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 19-22.

Published: 11:16AM January 28th, 2016

The Adjutant General branch has existed in the Army for more than two centuries and, in that time, has seen 60 different generals lead the AG corps and tremendously expand its role in the Army.

Published: 11:10AM January 28th, 2016

Madigan Army Medical Center opened a new substance abuse residential treatment facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 21.

Published: 11:12AM January 28th, 2016

Sign up for JBLM alerts to get notifications on inclement weather.

Published: 11:01AM January 28th, 2016

McChord Field leadership held a Community Action and Information Board to learn about trends and issues affecting the joint community at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 19.

Published: 11:01AM January 28th, 2016

Moses Lake is a city of roughly 20,000 people, located 200 miles east of Joint Base Lewis McChord. Moses Lake also plays an important role in the flying mission of the 62nd Airlift and 446th Airlift wings for two reasons — Grant County International Airport and “Iron Cross.”

Published: 11:02AM January 28th, 2016

Staff Sergeant Nickolas Johnson, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-17 Globemaster flying crew chief, has been awarded the squadron’s Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Thomas N. Barnes Crew Chief of the Year Award for 2015.

Published: 10:49AM January 28th, 2016

The Red Badge Project gives former and current service members a chance to use their voices.

Published: 10:50AM January 28th, 2016

Defense Department service members and their families who plan to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming presidential primaries and the general election in November should complete a registration application and request their ballots now, according to a Federal Voting Assistance Program release Monday.

Published: 10:50AM January 28th, 2016

The I Corps Family Readiness Group leaders and volunteers held a 2016 symposium and lunch event at American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North Tuesday. The symposium focused on the roles and responsibilities as leaders.

Published: 04:05PM January 21st, 2016

Annual MLK Day celebration focuses on remembering the past, celebrating victories and acting to make the world a better place.

Published: 04:01PM January 21st, 2016

Military and civilian leaders from across the south Puget Sound met Jan. 12 at the Eagle’s Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to discuss the impacts the base has on the surrounding communities.

Published: 03:52PM January 21st, 2016

Members of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee received a comprehensive look Wednesday at some of the major events coming up on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 03:37PM January 21st, 2016

Joint Base Lewis-McChord prepares to turn 100 years old next year, commemorating the first Soldiers that came to Camp Lewis in 1917.

Published: 04:10PM January 21st, 2016

Specialist Megan O’Malley, a small-framed woman with an unobtrusive demeanor, might not immediately stand out from a crowd.

Published: 03:48PM January 21st, 2016

Joint Base Lewis-McChord announced Tuesday plans to fire nonexplosive High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Reduced Range Practice Rockets over a three-day period during the week of March 14 to 18 to measure the noise from the rocket firing.

Published: 03:36PM January 21st, 2016

United Service Organizations hosts free dinner for different units each month.

Published: 02:55PM January 21st, 2016

The people who work and live on Joint Base Lewis-McChord can minimize some of the dangers from inclement weather driving with proper preparation and staying in tune with current weather conditions.

Published: 02:53PM January 21st, 2016

Airmen of the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy equipment flight do more to enable operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord than meets the eye, especially during the winter.

Published: 02:52PM January 21st, 2016

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif., conducted a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 12 for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems.

Published: 03:38PM January 21st, 2016

Registration ends Feb. 1 for the 2016 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Brewfest competition for homebrews or microbrews. Commercially brewed beers are ineligible.

Published: 12:57PM January 14th, 2016

Joining a very spirited and loud group of Seattle Seahawks fans, Lt. Gen Stephen R. Lanza, right, commanding general of I Corps, helped kick off the Seahawks’ official “Blue Flag Rally” in DuPont Jan. 8. The rally was to help celebrate the team’s run at the first playoff game on the road against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.