Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Porch/ 28th Public Affairs Detachment

Jonathan Pilkerton, lead saw for the Bureau of Land Management Vegas Valley Crew, explains the proper way to clean a chainsaw to Spc. Robert Sandoval, left, a wheeled mechanic, and Pfc. Timothy Illig, an ammunition specialist, both assigned to the 308th Brigade Support Battalion at Tower Base Camp Saturday. The Soldiers conducted three days of training to prepare to help suppress wildfires burning in the local area.

28th Public Affairs Detachment

On Monday, Aug. 17 the Soldiers of the “First Round” Battalion started their work week like any other, reporting to formation at 6:30 a.m, saluting the flag and conducting physical readiness training. But the rest of their workweek would not follow the normal routine as they were called up for a special mission.

Published: 12:57PM August 27th, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon Monday.

Published: 12:54PM August 27th, 2015

Headquarters Air Mobility Command, in close partnership with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration recently executed a C-17 Globemaster III mission to repatriate three Husman irradiators containing radioactive material from Mexico to the United States for final disposition. The C-17 was flown by aircrew members from the 4th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:54PM August 27th, 2015

The Defense Department’s Asia-Pacific rebalance has entered its next phase, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said earlier this year, and I Corps is positioned to support it, I Corps Commanding General Army Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza said in a recent interview.

Published: 12:52PM August 27th, 2015

For the first two women who earned the Ranger tab, attending the Ranger School was all about honing leadership skills and being better leaders for the Army.

Published: 12:52PM August 27th, 2015

Service members from 17th Field Artillery Brigade take part of in fighting fires near Colville, Wash.

Published: 12:51PM August 27th, 2015

Sgt. Colin Shahan, right, a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Repair assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan., instructs Soldiers of Task Force First Round the proper way to exit the helicopter during cold load training on the Kalispel Indian Reservation, Wash., Monday. The Task Force, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord will work hand-in-hand with aviators if there is ever a need to get injured personnel medical assistance in the fastest time possible.

Published: 12:51PM August 27th, 2015

With the Tower Wildfire burning more than 10,000 acres of forest in northeastern Washington over the last week, the Soldiers of Task Force First Round cannot get to the front lines quick enough, and to make this happen, they are completing training that is setting the stage for future operations.

Published: 12:47PM August 27th, 2015

At more than 80,000 acres large, getting around Joint Base Lewis-McChord can be a daunting task, but on-base transportation will soon be more available than ever.

Published: 12:40PM August 27th, 2015

Hire America’s Heroes and JBLM are hosting a Logistics Industry Forum Sept. 11 for companies looking to hire service members and veterans.

Published: 12:48PM August 26th, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hosting the Adaptive Sports Warrior Care event Tuesday-Friday. The event is an opportunity for all wounded, ill and injured service members to engage in friendly competition. Wounded Warriors from JBLM and veterans from the northwest region were invited to participate in the events at JBLM’s Cowan Stadium and Memorial Field.

Published: 12:41PM August 20th, 2015

Chief Warrant Officer Ben Harworth from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, came to Lacey’s Banfield Pet Hospital with his wife Melody Harworth and sons’ 15-year-old Adam Harworth and 13-year-old Dakota Harworth to await Zeus’ arrival – they long-lost “dead” dog.

Published: 12:40PM August 20th, 2015

Two hundred Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade were mobilized Wednesday to serve as firefighters to assist the National Interagency Fire Center. This is the first time since 2006 that active-duty service members have been mobilized to serve as firefighters and assist with wildfire suppression efforts.

Published: 01:50PM August 20th, 2015

Major General Terry Ferrell passed the command of the 7th Infantry Division to Maj. Gen. Thomas James Tuesday at Watkins Fields.

Published: 12:37PM August 20th, 2015

The C-17 Globemaster III aircraft is capable of delivering a tailored force to anywhere in the world in less than 96 hours, and that is just what they showcased Aug. 6.

Published: 12:37PM August 20th, 2015

Col. Anthony J. Davit handed over command of the 627th Air Base Group and position of JBLM deputy commander to Col. Will H. Phillips III.

Published: 12:36PM August 20th, 2015

The ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 14. He died March 21.

Published: 12:34PM August 20th, 2015

Continued freedom in America requires a continued commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, said the 39th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley Aug.14.

Published: 12:34PM August 20th, 2015

The lives of the five “fallen patriots” who were killed as a result of the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga, Tenn., were “truly exemplary,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday during a memorial service in that city.

Published: 12:01PM August 20th, 2015

With the release of the new enlisted performance reports for evaluating senior noncommissioned officers, several key changes have been implemented, according to said McChord Field’s Master Sgt. Mark Marinov, 446th Force Support Squadron chief of force management

Published: 12:17PM August 13th, 2015

Waterslides, competitions, music and more kept single service members having fun Aug. 6 at Warrior Zone for Single Serivce member Day.

Published: 01:16PM August 13th, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s water conservation measures to ensure long-term sustainability of water resources will continue throughout the rest of the summer.

Published: 12:08PM August 13th, 2015

Gen. Mark A. Milley will succeed Gen. Ray Odierno as chief of staff of the Army in a change of responsibility ceremony today at 10 a.m. at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The Senate confirmed Milley to become the Army’s 39th chief of staff Aug. 5.

Published: 12:08PM August 13th, 2015

Col. Daniel S. Morgan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s commander, had his first town hall on JBLM at Carey Theater Aug. 6 and McChord Field Theater Aug. 7.

Published: 12:33PM August 13th, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s chaplains celebrated the Army chaplaincy’s 240th anniversary during a picnic lunch at the Shoreline Park Aug. 6.

Published: 12:02PM August 13th, 2015

The Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Aid Society both offer emergency funds for service members in need.

Published: 12:00PM August 13th, 2015

Borrowing on the idea of the Army Family Action Plan forum, the Army launched its first Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program improvement conference Aug. 6 to seek out and collect a range of ideas on how to better serve those who have been victimized by harassment and assault.

Published: 11:58AM August 13th, 2015

The Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office recently concluded a five-day annual refresher course for nearly 130 Air Force sexual assault response coordinators at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 3-7.

Published: 11:57AM August 13th, 2015

Every summer cadets from colleges across the country find themselves training on military bases with soldiers in different lines of work. For some cadets, these opportunities extend to traveling to foreign countries and immersing themselves into a cultural experience of a lifetime.

Published: 11:55AM August 13th, 2015

Every year, noncommissioned officers are selected to attend the George Blair Location of Miss and Hits (LOMAH) at Fort Knox, Ky.