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A DH-4 sits on the field at Camp Lewis in 1917.

JBLM Centennial Celebration

Northwest Guardian

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate Camp Lewis’ 100th Birthday with a public ceremony at Watkins Field on Lewis Main Friday.

JBLM Leisure Travel Services

Published: 03:50PM August 17th, 2017

Regular season tickets for the Seattle Seahawks’ 2017 campaign went on sale at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Leisure Travel Services location on Lewis Main to a select 250 fans Aug. 12. Names were drawn randomly during a special raffle Aug. 4 at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main.

446th Airlift Wing

Published: 03:48PM August 17th, 2017

Working on a different airframe from the C-17 Globemaster III, the 446th AES was able to simulate operating on a Brazilian aircraft.

2017 Women’s Equality Day

Published: 03:49PM August 17th, 2017

The 2017 Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated with an event at Carey Theater on Lewis Main Thursday (Aug. 24) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

Published: 03:46PM August 17th, 2017

5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was first constituted June 13, 1861, as Battery H, 5th Regiment of Artillery. Since its creation, they have been reorganized multiple times and saw combat during the Civil War, World War II and Korean War. On Oct. 1, 2005, they officially became 5-5 ADA and moved from Korea to JBLM. Since then, they have supported combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Published: 03:42PM August 17th, 2017

The event was part of the battalion’s Family Day which typically gives Soldiers and family members an opportunity to spend time recreationaly while building unit cohesion and strengthening family and unit bonds.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 03:41PM August 17th, 2017

The family assistants from each battalion collected school supply lists from the different schools on and around the base and then purchased school supplies to provide for the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) families with school age children.

593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Published: 03:38PM August 17th, 2017

Twenty Intel Analysts completed the Military Intelligence Skills Enhancement Program Apprentice Certification Course which is a next level course to improve an intelligence analysts skills above and beyond what they are taught in advanced individual training at the start of their military careers.

I Corps

Published: 03:39PM August 17th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers partnered with members from U.S. Army Operational Test Command, from Fort Hood, Texas, during a series of tests to collect data and feedback on the Army’s new Integrated Head Protection System and Tactical Communication and Protective System Lite hearing protection during a pilot test at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Aug. 3 to 9.

62nd Maintenance Group

Published: 03:34PM August 17th, 2017

Colonel Reba Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Anthony Babcock, assumed command from Col. James Clavenna.

JBLM Exceptional Family Member Program

Published: 02:47PM August 10th, 2017

Autism affects one in every 68 children; the JBLM community has an even higher concentration of children with autism — one in 40 — as an Exceptional Family Member Program hub.

2017 Mobility Guardian

Published: 02:43PM August 10th, 2017

The smoke coincided with the Seattle-Tacoma area’s record-breaking consecutive days without measureable rainfall, which was 51 days set in 1951. Tuesday marked the area’s 52nd consecutive day without measureable rain — with no rain in the forecast through the weekend.

JBLM Centennial

Published: 02:37PM August 10th, 2017

The ceremony on Watkins Field marked not only the end of the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, but the end of the division’s history as well.

JBLM Back to School Bash

Published: 02:35PM August 10th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Chaplain Corps and Grace Gospel Service hosted the annual Back to School Bash at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Aug. 5.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 02:24PM August 10th, 2017

Young warriors learn to operate in Special Operations environment.

Mobility Guardian

Published: 02:21PM August 10th, 2017

A majority of the aeromedical evacuation participation from the 446th Airlift Wing for Mobility Guardian will be as ground members who will support flying crews going up on exercise missions.

1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade

Published: 02:19PM August 10th, 2017

The Army is developing the first of six security force assistance brigades, and Security Force Assistance Proponency will be established under Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.

Traveling Memorial Wall

Published: 03:10PM August 3rd, 2017

The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall was in DuPont July 27 to Sunday.

National Night Out

Published: 02:48PM August 3rd, 2017

National Night Out combined with the Lewis-McChord Communities Resident Picnic and Back to School event for a fun and safety-focused time for more than 2,500 attendees at the Greenwood Community Center on Lewis Main Tuesday.

USO Tour

Published: 02:47PM August 3rd, 2017

Cranston, who’s been in more than 50 movies and even more TV shows, is most famous for his role as Walter White in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” TV series — for which he has won four Primetime Emmys for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The actor is also well known for his role as Hal in the Fox comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle.”

Published: 03:12PM August 3rd, 2017

With unusually high temperatures this week and possibly into next week, as well as excessive amounts of smoke permeating local air from more than 150 British Columbia wildfires, Puget Sound-area burn bans are in effect now and for an indefinite amount of time.

Talisman Sabre 2017

Published: 02:40PM August 3rd, 2017

BY MAJ.

Air Force

Published: 02:36PM August 3rd, 2017

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

555th Engineer Brigade

Published: 02:37PM August 3rd, 2017

BY 1ST LT. ERIC GINGUE

Commentary

Published: 02:35PM August 3rd, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 555th Engineer Brigade’s partnership with USACE’s Seattle District has opened up a window of opportunity for engineer leaders to gain confidence in their skills in the technical engineering field from those who are experts in the analysis and execution of large-scale, complex projects. Interns can fill and supplement the roles of project managers, project engineers, quality assurance representatives, technical construction engineers, and design engineers.

Commentary

Published: 02:33PM August 3rd, 2017

BY STAFF SGT. DAVID OWSIANKA

Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 02:55PM August 10th, 2017

To better serve its increasing number of patients, the Puyallup Community Medical Home developed a plan to not only increase square footage, but also renovate current space so it could be used more efficiently.

Puget Sound Military Health System

Published: 02:57PM August 10th, 2017

The team was recognized for its efforts in launching a program to treat some active-duty sleep apnea patients using an obstructive sleep apnea dental device fitted by military dentists. The program is projected to save more than $600,000 annually within the Puget Sound Military Health System.

JBLM Garrison Change of Command Ceremony

Published: 02:56PM August 3rd, 2017

Outgoing garrison commander Col. Daniel Morgan turned over the helm of Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Col. Nicole Lucas, the new garrison commander, during a change of command ceremony July 28 at Watkins Field on Lewis Main.

Single Service Member Day

Published: 03:48PM July 27th, 2017

Service members enjoy a partial or full day off from work during Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Single Service Member Day July 19 outside the Warrior Zone on Lewis North. Activities included a variety of competitions, carnival games and a car show.