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Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, left, I Corps commanding general, and Canadian Brig. Gen. Dany Fortin, the outgoing I Corps deputy commanding general for operations, salute during the national anthems of Canada and the U.S. during a Courage Honors Ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 13.

I Corps Courage Honors Ceremony

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Members of I Corps said goodbye to Canadian Brig. Gen. Dany Fortin during a brief ceremony June 13 at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

2017 Month of the Military Child

Published: 02:11PM June 22nd, 2017

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord youth is the winner of a national Army essay contest.

Reading by Design!

Published: 02:09PM June 22nd, 2017

Summer isn’t all about sunshine and warm weather; it’s also a great time to catch up on some summer reading with JBLM McChord Library and Book Patch Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program: Reading By Design!

Bayonet Focus 17-03

Published: 02:05PM June 22nd, 2017

The Soldiers provided imagery support for units conducting the exercise, an effort that provided more realistic training for UAS personnel and service members in the field.

593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Published: 02:06PM June 22nd, 2017

As the 593rd ESC commander, Col. James Moore is responsible for all sustainment operations for I Corps throughout its area of operations across the Pacific. The unit supports dozens of exercises and partner nation training events in the U.S. and across the Pacific every year.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 02:04PM June 22nd, 2017

Service members conduct training at Yakima Training Center throughout the year. The installation is normally capable of supporting 1,500 people with food and water. However, Bayonet Focus 17-03 has swelled YTC to approximately 7,000 people. The Soldiers are training in combined arms breaches, attacking, counter-attacking, defending and calling for fire.

Therapy Dogs International

Published: 01:59PM June 22nd, 2017

A team of therapy dog volunteers is hoping to see new participants to help with visits at Madigan Army Medical Center and other locations on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A dog has to be certified by Therapy Dogs International and the owner must have access to the base.

2nd Infantry Division Artillery

Published: 01:57PM June 22nd, 2017

2nd Infantry Division Artillery orchestrated the massing of 33 M777 Howitzers from three field artillery battalions, including one Washington Army National Guard unit, while conducting Force Field Artillery Headquarters training at the Yakima Training Center .

Air Mobility Command

Published: 01:56PM June 22nd, 2017

The purpose of hosting the tour was to expose the civic leaders to the similar and unique missions of another Air Mobility Command base and to foster relationships with the visiting honorary commanders and civic leaders.

Directorate of Emergency Services

Published: 01:55PM June 22nd, 2017

Fireworks are not allowed on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but families living off base should be aware of the safety hazards before celebrating the Fourth of July. The same goes for grilling outdoors with safety tips to keep in mind to keep everyone safe for the summer.

Operation Rainier War

Published: 03:45PM June 15th, 2017

This speedy maneuver — a HIMARS Rapid Air Infiltration, live-fire mission — was conducted June 7 by a HIMARS crew from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, the unit also known as Thunderbolt assassins. The operation was in support of the 62nd Airlift Wing’s rapid mobility exercise Operation Rainier War.

Carter Lake Elementary School Camp Eagle

Published: 03:44PM June 15th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord students from Carter Lake Elementary School on McChord Field got to try a number of hands-on learning activities as part of the school’s annual Camp Eagle event June 6 to 9.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 12:18PM June 15th, 2017

At its peak in 1969, the center’s 800 uniformed and civilian staff processed more than 50,000 Soldiers a month. From its opening in 1966 to the time the personnel center reduced its operations to post-specific transfers only in April 1972, it had processed 773,000 Soldiers for overseas service in South Vietnam, Korea, Okinawa and Alaska.

JBLM Motorcycle Mentor Safety Ride

Published: 12:17PM June 15th, 2017

Safe riding practices and enhanced rider skills and confidence in group riding were the goals of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Motorcycle Mentor Safety Ride beginning at Carey Theater on Lewis Main June 8.

2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 12:12PM June 15th, 2017

Currently slated for the coming months, Miseli and the Lancers will conduct training at Yakima Training Center and the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 12:13PM June 15th, 2017

Col. Jasper Jeffers assumed duties as the commander, replacing Col. David Foley for the Ghost Brigade.

Hearts Apart Dinner

Published: 12:11PM June 15th, 2017

The semiannual event was hosted by the McChord Field Chapel, commanders, senior enlisted and first sergeants to support families of recent, current and soon-to-be deployed Airmen.

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

Published: 12:07PM June 15th, 2017

Colonel William Morgan Jr. relinquished command of the 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to Col. Michael Lewis during a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 4

SKIESUnlimited

Published: 04:39PM June 21st, 2017

SKIESUnlimited promotes literacy and showcases its artistic and educational programs through Once Upon a Time, a festival and theatrical performance on Lewis Main Saturday.

JBLM Volunteer of the Month

Published: 12:05PM June 15th, 2017

AUSA volunteer and military spouse Kelly Colter is Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s June Volunteer of the Month.

LANZA Retirement Ceremony

Published: 02:58PM June 9th, 2017

Retired Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza and his family were honored in a retirement ceremony June 2 in front of the I Corps Headquarters on Lewis Main.

Battlefield to Ballroom

Published: 01:00PM June 8th, 2017

Retired Army colonel offers unique form of physical therapy for veterans suffering combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

JBLM Ready and Resilient Lunch and Learn

Published: 01:01PM June 8th, 2017

The faith and experiences of retired Col. William Reeder, Jr., the last Army Soldier taken prisoner in Vietnam, were shared with JBLM service members at the Ready and Resilient Lunch and Learn at the Lewis North Chapel June 1.

446th Airlift Wing

Published: 12:00AM June 9th, 2017

Having an employer’s support and understanding can help with that balance for Citizen Airmen serving in the Air Force Reserve. While some Reservists take time to explain their military duties to their employers, others take a different approach by bringing out their bosses for a firsthand look at what they do.

627th Security Forces Squadron

Published: 12:57PM June 8th, 2017

The competition was hosted by the 627th Security Forces Squadron combat arms section to provide an opportunity for Airmen to compete for the U.S. Air Force Excellence in Competition Rifleman Badge.

Pacific Theaters

Published: 12:56PM June 8th, 2017

In order to expand upon the experience gained during these exercises, collectively known as Pacific Pathways, senior leaders of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division’s Ghost Brigade held a Key Leader Symposium May 31 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to discuss key practices developed by 1-23 Inf. during Pacific Pathways.

Jane Wayne Day

Published: 12:50PM June 8th, 2017

Hosted by the group’s 3rd Battalion, the event welcomed more than 80 participants to experience what their military spouse does for their job, such as weapons training, airborne operations and to test their physical endurance in an obstacle course.

JBLM Armed Forces Community Services

Published: 01:19PM June 9th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Armed Forces Community Services offers a way for spouses to learn about their new community.

JBLM Memorial Day Ceremony

Published: 01:45PM June 1st, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord honored the fallen and a centennial stone was unveiled at Camp Lewis Cemetery during JBLM’s annual Memorial Day event, which also commemorated the 100th year of the cemetery.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 01:36PM June 1st, 2017

In addition to Dwight D. Eisenhower, other significant leaders trained at Joint Base Lewis-McChord over the last 100 years.