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Northwest Guardian

JBLM commander Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr. uses a green starters flag to signal the reopening of Liggett Avenue to traffic Sept. 11 on JBLM Lewis Main.

Northwest Guardian

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: 01:49PM September 18th, 2014

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

Published: 01:50PM September 18th, 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.

Published: 01:22PM September 18th, 2014

The shuttle is a convenient way to get to Madigan on JBLM, especially in the winter

Published: 01:19PM September 18th, 2014

The Defense Department provided details today for the additional service members President Barack Obama recently announced will deploy to Iraq as part of the strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Published: 01:18PM September 18th, 2014

The Air Force provides answers to its future administrative mechanisms for guiding enlisted Airmen through their careers

Published: 01:14PM September 18th, 2014

WASHINGTON The Defense Department will transport a 25-bed hospital to Liberia in western Africa to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus there, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Sept. 12.

Published: 01:13PM September 18th, 2014

Honoring those who fought in the Vietnam War, 50 years later

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

The 1st Special Forces Group celebrates 30 years since the group’s reactivation by bringing the past and present together.

Published: 01:11PM September 18th, 2014

Madigan stands up a toll-free help line for 24-hour access to a regestered nurse’s advice

Published: 01:16PM September 18th, 2014

Patients should take care to only take the pain medications they need to avoid falling into abuse

Published: 12:00AM September 18th, 2014

The Army is researching physiological sensors that might help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Published: 01:11PM September 18th, 2014

Commentary on focuses on not getting too critical about your AF career problems

Published: 10:51AM September 11th, 2014

Last season’s honorary military unit for the Seattle Seahawks hand the team’s colors to local Coast Guard unit during special Change of Command ceremony at JBLM.

Published: 11:50AM September 11th, 2014

World War II era chapel renovating into Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new Environmental Education and Conference Center (ETC2). The 176 Washington National Guard Engineers and 446 Airlift Wing are working together on the project.

Published: 12:47PM September 11th, 2014

Nearly 200 job seekers made their way to the Tacoma Convention Center on Sept. 5 to attend the bi-annual Hire America’s Heroes Career Day.

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

A new Subway restaurant, Arby’s and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is coming to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:37PM September 11th, 2014

The Long Range Surveillance Company (LRS) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord selected 19 new Soldiers during an Aug. 26-28 Division Level Assessment and Selection recruitment. They also had a team-building Leadership Climb on Mount Adams.

Published: 12:39PM September 11th, 2014

The 84th Civil Affairs Battalion took a new approach at building resiliency.

Published: 12:25PM September 11th, 2014

Soldiers from the 84th Civil Affairs Battalion do livestock and poultry inspections for the Washington State Fair.