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Western Regional Medical Command

The Army, Navy and Air Force health care facilities in the Puget Sound area have been involved in greater collaboration and cooperation this year. As the manager of the local military health system, I want to assure you that my team and I are committed to providing all our beneficiaries care that leads the nation in terms of access, safety and quality.

Published: 01:41PM October 23rd, 2014

Trust is the foundation of the ethic, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Oct. 13, during a “Living the Army Ethic” panel on "Why and How We Serve," at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting here.

Published: 02:59PM October 16th, 2014

The 62nd Airlift Wing achieved a notable milestone with the closeout of fiscal year 2014, the 62nd Maintenance Group ended the year with an overall mission capable rate of 87.1%, which marks the highest yearly rate ever achieved for C-17 operations at McChord Field.

Published: 02:40PM October 16th, 2014

Last week’s ‘welcome home’ ceremony on Watkins Field for Vietnam veterans was long overdue

Published: 01:24PM October 9th, 2014

More than competence and commitment, character forms the foundation of leadership

Published: 01:14PM October 9th, 2014

October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month; this year’s theme is “Take the first step, get screened.”

Published: 01:11PM October 9th, 2014

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937. Each of you deserves some rest and relaxation. Celebrate and enjoy this time off with your family and friends. As you embark on your long weekend, please be careful and emphasize safety.

Published: 08:59AM October 2nd, 2014

I recently had the privilege of judging the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competitions. I couldn’t help being impressed by what I saw.

Published: 09:13AM September 25th, 2014

Although we can point out many reasons why America is great, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Published: 09:08AM September 25th, 2014

M2M, a State Department-funded program, helps service members learn the basics in selling themselves during a job interview and negotiating the business world.

Published: 09:09AM September 25th, 2014

We have talked often in our battalion over the past year about the direction the Army is taking; from success in combat to unit inactivation to fielding the latest technology for our Soldiers. One aspect we continually reinforce is the human dimension of leadership. Regardless of all of the changes that the Army is going through, one constant remains the same: the need for qualified, competent Soldiers who are stewards of the Army as a profession.

Published: 01:16PM September 18th, 2014

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

Published: 01:42PM September 18th, 2014

The cooler weather of fall is a good reminder that the season for flu vaccinations is just around the corner. In October, Madigan will welcome all of our patients to the annual flu vaccination drive in our Medical Mall.

Published: 09:33AM August 28th, 2014

U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams earlier this month.

Published: 09:31AM August 28th, 2014

As summer wanes in the Pacific Northwest, we all look forward to the opportunity the Labor Day holiday gives us to rest, reflect, recharge and get outdoors.

Published: 11:25AM August 21st, 2014

Staff Sgt. Lealan BuehrerSmall, of the 182nd Airlift Wing, speaks about how knowing SAPP (security, accuracy, propriety, policy) when it comes to social media and photos is important for all service members.

Published: 11:26AM August 21st, 2014

Old habits die hard, but together we’re setting old habits aside.

Published: 11:10AM August 21st, 2014

A glance at online terrorism calendars shows multiple incidents every month with no indications that such activity will decrease.

Published: 12:00AM August 15th, 2014

JBLM AT officer Tom Rudd advises residents on the do's and don'ts of reporting incidents of possible terrorist or criminal activity.

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Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

JBLM community is invited to participate in new quarterly Madigan Town Hall conversations to take a role in shaping health care decisions in the future.

Published: 12:30PM August 7th, 2014

I Corps CG defines U.S. investment in the Pacific, and how America’s Corps supports it.

Published: 12:32PM August 7th, 2014

With the arrival of the Army Antiterrorism Month of August and terrorism on the march in the world, we should all renew our vigilance against terrorist threats.

Published: 12:31PM August 7th, 2014

Readers give their opinions about the convenience of breastfeeding on JBLM

Published: 04:50PM July 31st, 2014


Published: 04:56PM July 31st, 2014

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and Washington, D.C. Navy Yard.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

“Only if Senior Leaders micro-manage them.” – Ben Barber

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Kim and I left Charlotte, North Carolina 33 years ago and we’ve dreamed about the day we would return. With my retirement in August, that day is rapidly approaching with much anticipation.

Published: 05:19PM July 17th, 2014

Last month, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, “Lancers,” completed an extremely successful rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. At NTC, the Lancer Team fought a highly organized and well-equipped near-peer armored military force.

Published: 05:17PM July 17th, 2014

“We’ve gone to American Lake almost every weekend of the summer, for the past 3 years! Swimming, fishing, and boating are our favorite hot weather activities!” – Amanda Fletcher Dupont