It’s that time of year, when Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters plan prescribed burns. A recent wildfire on base may have occurred the same day as a prescribed burn, but this one wasn’t planned.
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Chemical Corps honored on base May 9 to 13.
Three 62nd AW aircrews flying C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assisted in inserting more than 350 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C., over a training area in Texas to simulate how a joint-force would infiltrate and seize an airfield in hostile territory May 2-3.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and his wife, Athena, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 3-4.
Louise Griswold, a volunteer with Armed Forces Family Team Building is JBLM’s May Volunteer of the Month.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord to host Armed Forces Day community celebration Saturday
The outdoor pool outside the McChord Fitness Center is closed for repairs this summer, but there are plenty of other options for summertime swimming and water fun on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Hundreds are currently registered for the Hiring our Heroes expo scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at Safeco Field in Seattle. The event will feature more than 50 total companies and service organizations providing career opportunities for service members, veterans and family members.
A Career day prequel to Wednesday’s Hiring Our Heroes expo at Safeco Field is required for all service members planning to transition out of the military in the next 12 months, but its expected to be beneficial for military spouses and those transitioning in the next 18 months as well.
Armed Forces Day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. JBLM will celebrate with a lineup of spectacular entertainment, activities and food at Cowan and Memorial stadiums.
The recent rash of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacks in Baghdad that have killed hundreds of civilians likely reflects a shift in enemy tactics, Army Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said Wednesday.
The Executive Symposium May 4 at the American Lake Conference Center brought in senior level commanders from across the installation to hear from service members who had recently transitioned and local employers with insights into the transitions process.
Mike Fried has been a full-time volunteer for the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade for 20 years and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.
Children from Joint Base Lewis-McChord tested their individual skills during the Pitch, Hit and Run competition hosted by JBLM Child, Youth and School Services May 4-5 at the CYSS Sports Fields on Lewis Main. The top individuals in each age division will advance to the sectional round Saturday in Puyallup.
A truckload of ammunition was turned in at the annual Ammunition Amnesty event May 5.
Safety Focus Week will take place Thursday through May 26 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
More than a hundred signaleers came together for a two-day I Corps signal symposium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 4.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Joint Base Lewis-McChord won the Sustainability Award for the Exchange Worldwide.
McChord Field’s 10th Airlift Squadron was inactivated in a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 6.
Hundreds of service members greeted a group of 51 veterans at SeaTac airport Monday evening after the veterans returned from a three day honor flight trip to the nation’s capital.
Seattle Sounders Football Club visited the 62nd Airlift Wing and 1st Special Forces Group on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday. Players, coaches and staff had a chance to view how different parts of the military work at the joint installation about an hour drive from where they play in Major League Soccer.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. Former college and NFL fullback joins the Army.
ORLANDO, Fla. Former President George W. Bush and Great Britain’s Prince Harry led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented by the George W. Bush Institute Sunday.
Local Native Americans gathered for the 2016 JBLM Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk Saturday, to honor two revered, historical brothers whose descendents are a vital part of today’s Nisqually tribe.
I Corps hosted a dedication ceremony for the Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz Conference Room April 28.
First-graders at local schools are learning about friendly and unfriendly dogs through a dog bite prevention program provided by JBLM Public Health.
Soldiers from the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command compete at its 2016 Best Warrior Competition April 25 to 29.
Madigan doctor served as one of 10 moderators for the Operation Educate the Educators conference at a White House summit April 13.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord honors its volunteers at the JBLM Volunteer of the Year during the JBLM Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony April 28.