One hundred and seventy-six military vehicles and storage containers were loaded on rail cars at JBLM this week en route to a 30-day training exercise at Yakima Training Center.
Motorcycle riders enjoyed the final JBLM-organized event of the summer Sept. 16.
CHAUBATTIA MILITARY STATION, India The “Ghost Brigade” Soldiers were in India as part of the opening ceremonies for the annual bilateral training exercise known as Yudh Abhyas.
It’s just more than 90 days ‘til Christmas, but Santa’s Castle is preparing for the months ahead. Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s version of the North Pole elf hangout held an Open House Sept. 6.
TRAINING AREA, Japan About 1,600 U.S. and Japanese service members are taking part this year in Orient Shield, which officially began Sept. 11 at the Aibano Training Area, located northeast of Osaka on the main island of Honshu, Japan.
This is the eighth time the Federspiel family has invited the Japanese service members to spend a day at their home and every visit is a unique experience.
The following is a snapshot look into some upcoming employment fairs and networking opportunities:
The Gold Star Mother’s Day Recognition luncheon is set to honor both mothers and fathers of fallen service members at the Family Resource Center Oct. 1.
WADS dedicates its F-15 on display at air park that has a long and varied history before making its’ permanent home on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The winners of the Home Pride Awards were honored for their unique and beautiful homes.
Valerie Detweiler, a Family Readiness Group leader with 1st Special Forces Group, is Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s September Volunteer of the Month.
FORT LEE, Va. As the grand prize winner of the “Kellogg’s Win Groceries for a Year! Richmond Racing Sweepstakes,” Jodi Boulier, a loyal patron of the Lewis Main Commissary at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and her family were flown to Richmond, Va., for the weekend.
CAMP YONGIN, South Korea Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2016 is a defensive command and control exercise, designed to test and enhance the combat readiness of Republic of Korea, U.S. and several international military units in a combined, joint environment.
FORT KNOX, Ky. Organized by the Fort Bragg, N.C., based battalion, the Fort Bliss competition, in its third year, serves as a recruiting tool for special operations, while honoring the life and sacrifice of Green Beret Staff Sgt. Joshua Mills, who was killed in Afghanistan in September 2009 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device while returning from a successful mission
Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrated POW/MIA week with several remembrance events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Memorial Grove Garden at McChord Field, a 24-hour-long POW/MIA Run at the McChord Field Track and a Remembrance Luncheon Friday at the Club at McChord Field.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Defense Department needs to be flexible and more “user-friendly” to attract the very best in the highly competitive tech community, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday in San Francisco.
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. On June 28, 1957, the Air Force received its first KC-135 Stratotankers.
A Family Readiness Group Symposium Tuesday at American Lake Conference Center allowed FRG leaders and liaisons an opportunity to hear from and interact with military leaders and spouses, network and find alternative ways to improve communication and support for military families.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER The Japanese snipers observed as U.S. sniper leaders coached Soldiers to hit targets more than 900 meters — almost 3,000 feet — away for Rising Thunder, an annual bilateral exercise between the U. S Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER Japan Ground Self-Defense Force noncommissioned officers who volunteered for this detail in preparation for the flower presentation Sept. 6 at the Korean and Vietnam War Memorial at Greenway Park, Yakima.
Senior Master Sergeant John Besselman, 446th Force Support Squadron education and training superintendent, earned the award as the top senior NCO for the Air Reserve Command.
Soldiers participated in more than a dozen events that included a color guard, tug of war competition, marksmanship, basketball and softball. Using a points system of first, second and third place, the top finishers earned points to boost their brigade’s overall score.
American and Canadian service members assigned to the Washington Air National Guard’s Western Air Defense Sector engaged in a friendly softball game Sept. 1 -- the Americans won 22-7.
A rally will drum up support for the annual Combined Federal Campaign charity drive at Family and MWR’s Fest Tent Thursday.
Rocket Media Group, a video production company in Washington, D.C. filmed new SHARP training videos at JBLM in September.
ARLINGTON, Va. Starting in November, Arlington National Cemetery will begin to implement visitor screening.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fall Flea Market took place Saturday at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main.
Kevin Berthia’s story touches on the power that listening has and its importance on mental health.
After presenting a local Vietnam veteran with the Silver Star at a ceremony in Tacoma Aug. 31, Army Under Secretary Patrick J. Murphy spent time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, learning about unique equipment and driving a Stryker vehicle. Murphy, an Army Iraq War veteran, also attended a Service Member for Life briefing Thursday.
Armed Forces Substance Abuse Program and Armed Forces Community Services plan to merge this fall.