Madigan Army Medical Center hosted the 2016 Pride Month Observance, which provided a frank discussion about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members in the military and the importance of diversity.
Spouses of the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion marched, climbed, and hurdled their way through Wild West Mustang Spouse Day June 17.
JBLM Exchange head and volunteer military event coordinator Patrick McGee retires Thursday after 37 years with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. His next adventure? Working with elephant preservation in Thailand, swimming with the sharks in the Bahamas and hanging out with Komodo dragons — the world’s largest living lizards — in Indonesia.
Wounded Warrior Daric Bishop and his wife, Michelle were awarded a year’s worth of groceries Wednesday at the McChord Field Commissary as part of Operation Homefront and Eckrich Meats’ campaign to honor, support and thank military families.
The 45th Hazard Response Company was welcomed into the 110th Chemical Battalion during a reactivation ceremony.
JBLM’s Lewis North and Lewis Main chapel communities will combine July 18 to 22 for a first simultaneous Vacation Bible School at both sites. The themed Cave Quest program will allow kids ages 4 through fifth grade to spend each day spelunking through field-tested activity stations with their Cave Crews (small groups of up to five kids and one leader). Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged. Kids also will learn about helping others through Habitat for Humanity, for which donations will be made throughout the week.
GO Bike recently refurbished McChord’s Blue Bikes and also added many more gray-colored bicycles to a handful of locations on JBLM so the GO Bike Program is available for service members and contractors on base.
Tactical air control party Airmen are members of Air Force Special Operations and embed with ground units to direct airstrikes. 5th ASOS service members are frequently attached to deploying units, and competition helps maintain their readiness and keep their skills honed, according to Long.
MPs hone their skills at Protector Professional Police Academy known as P3A.
DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland Pfc. James Hale grew up in Poland, attended and graduated from a Polish high school, then moved to Washington to join the Army Reserve two years ago. When he found out the unit was coming to Poland, he jumped at the chance to participate in Anakonda.
The Western Air Defense Sector bowling team won the second annual USO Northwest All American Oh-Pin bowling tournament recently.
ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne was the guest speaker at this year’s I Corps Army Birthday Ball June 9.
C-17 aircrews with the 4th , 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, flew in formation with several other C-17 crews from Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to work with other units to provide tactical airlift support to the Army and allies in Europe for Swift Response 2016.
Col. Daniel S. Morgan’s biannual town hall events drew numerous community members interested in the state of JBLM.
For two of those years, Royal Canadian Air Force Sgt. Wes Ramsay, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, has been part of the 62nd Airlift Wing and has participated in various C-17 missions, including the Exercise Swift Response 2016 in Europe June 7.
U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment, nicknamed Yakima Dustoff, provides medical evacuation coverage for thousands of Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord training at YTC each year. In addition, the detachment works with the Yakima County Sheriff’s Department and civilian volunteers to provide medical evacuation coverage to the nearby mountain and natural areas.
TACOMA Joint training held designed to establish port operations on a bare beach in order to supply emergency resources to neighboring communities in the event that the Port of Tacoma is damaged by a natural disaster, such as an earthquake.
JBLM spouses gathered June 9 to enjoy the MilSpouseFest 2016 event at the Club at McChord Field.
Master Awards Boards were unveiled at a ceremony June 9 at Waller Hall.
About 150 Soldiers learned about safety at the I Corps Safety Stand Down on base June 9.
WASHINGTON, D.C. New Army recruiting ad began airing in May highlighting the Army’s high-tech jobs.
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Fun was had by all at the annual Father and Daughter Dance June 10.
The Sesame Street/USO Tour came to JBLM for four performances at the Evergreen Theater.
Two brothers become the newest Pilots for a Day
The 864th Engineer Battalion earned the U.S. Forces Command Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, Large Category award announced June 2.
More than 3,000 retirees and family members explored the 60-plus booths and tables setup around the American Lake Conference Center at the annual Retiree Appreciation Day June 3.
The Regional Logistics Readiness Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was dedicated to the late Lt. Col. Raymond J. Coffman June 2 during a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Beer and tasty menu options are available at the new Sam Adams Brewhouse, which opened on Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 2.
JBLM Teammates: I need your help in generating participation and response to the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership 2016 Survey of Joint Base Lewis-McChord personnel. To date, out of almost 46,000 potential respondents, we have had less than 2,000 participants.