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Northwest Guardian

Curtis Black, roast master general for Battle Bean on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, prepares a white coffee blend for a customer on Sept. 25, 2014.

Northwest Guardian

Coffee choices at Joint Base Lewis-McChord range

Published: 09:16AM September 25th, 2014

About 40 children participate in the annual youth hunt at JBLM’s Training Area 13 just outside of Lewis Main. The event is meant to provide a safe hunting experience that builds memories for military and civilian families.

Published: 10:19AM September 25th, 2014

Randy Mulder, manager and chef of The Bistro at Russell Landing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will be on the Food Network at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 for the "Guy's Grocery Games: Thanksgiving Grocery Trot" episode. Only one chef will win $20,000.

Published: 10:15AM September 25th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is gearing up for Energy Saving Month in October with contests and events.

Published: 09:14AM September 25th, 2014

September 1, Shawn Durnen started as the new Veteran Navigator at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. CPTC’s Veteran Resource Center helps Service Members navigate their benefits and assists in transitioning to civilian life. Durnen said CPTC has a good history working with service members from JBLM and considers CPTC "military friendly."

Published: 09:03AM September 25th, 2014

The chief of staff of the Army said last week if “sequestration” takes effect this year, the U.S. military will be challenged to lead around the world

Published: 09:13AM September 26th, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s nonprofit Santa’s Castle helps military families celebrate Christmas.

Published: 09:15AM September 25th, 2014

A garage fire in the Davis Hill Housing area prompts officials to reiterate fire safety on JBLM. October is fire prevention month.

Published: 09:13AM September 25th, 2014

Over the last month, U.S. and Japanese soldiers have trained together at Rising Thunder, an annual exercise at Yakima, Wash. While taking photos and writing articles for this event, I was witness to something extraordinary: the formation of international friendships at the lowest levels.

Published: 09:11AM September 25th, 2014

DEA’s next semiannual event that encourages safe, anonymous, no-questions-asked turn-in of prescription drugs will take place Saturday at the JBLM Exchanges

Published: 09:06AM September 25th, 2014

A smiling Spc. Kevin Salas held his daughter Alannah for the first time Saturday night inside Hangar 2158 on JBLM’s Gray Army Airfield.

Published: 09:02AM September 25th, 2014

The Air Force chief of enlisted force policy outlined the implementation of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 17.

Published: 09:02AM September 25th, 2014

The Army published revisions to Army Regulation 670-1, its policy for the “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” which included changes to female hairstyles and tattoos standards.

Published: 09:00AM September 25th, 2014

Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a social event with the Nisei Veterans Committee Saturday at the Seattle NVC Foundation.

Published: 08:57AM September 25th, 2014

First U.S. troops arrive in Liberia as part of 3,000 there to harness the Ebola virus

Published: 08:56AM September 25th, 2014

The 47th Combat Support Hospital takes the operating room to the field along with the surgeons.

Published: 12:00AM September 25th, 2014

Speaking different languages proved to be no barrier to getting acquainted for Japanese and U.S. service members at Operation Rising Thunder

Published: 12:00AM September 18th, 2014

Liggett Avenue is now open. The road had been closed since last fall.

Published: 01:34PM September 18th, 2014

Master Sgt. Jason Torres organized the Run for the Fallen event on Sept. 11 to pay tribute to fallen service members. This year’s event took place at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Published: 01:35PM September 18th, 2014

Madigan pauses to memorialize those who lost their lives in the nation’s largest act of terrorism

Published: 01:38PM September 18th, 2014

The goal of 1-37 FA’s Molly Pitcher Day was to make family members feel like part of the team, getting firsthand looks at training and equipment

Published: 01:37PM September 18th, 2014

Eighteen military medical professionals from five states performed demanding tasks to be named the region’s Top Medic

Published: 01:35PM September 18th, 2014

Western Air Defense Sector celebrated the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Memorial Ceremony and artifact dedication. Retired Brooklawn (New Jersey) Police Department Police Inspector Steven R. Saymon spoke about his first-account experiences on the ground of the World Trade Center that day.

Published: 01:33PM September 18th, 2014

C-17 tires have been improved at considerable cost savings to the Air Force as a result of testing at Edwards AFB, Calif.

Published: 02:16PM September 24th, 2014

47th CSH trains to operate and secure a field hospital 24 hours a day

Published: 02:17PM September 24th, 2014

The U.S. Army is considering opening its elite Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., and is already soliciting recruits for it

Published: 01:25PM September 18th, 2014

2-1 Inf. food service Soldiers ate last, but arguably best last week when their Indonesian hosts surprised them with a fresh fish meal after they had served the regular dinner to their fellow Soldiers at Exercise Garuda Shield ‘14

Published: 01:30PM September 18th, 2014

Red Cross recognizes 3rd Bde. NCO for off-duty heroism

Published: 01:24PM September 18th, 2014

The commander who oversees the Army’s cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9-11, saying the information technology that company commanders have at their disposal today is equivalent to what a division commander had in 2001.

Published: 01:21PM September 18th, 2014

A garage unit caught fire behind family housing units next to the Family Resource Center on Ninth Division Dr. on Lewis Main at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Sept. 11. The cause of the blaze is unknown.