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7th Infantry Division Commander

As we embark on our yearlong centennial celebration journey, we will reflect on the division’s legacy in service to our nation and focus on Task Force Bayonet’s future

Published: 10:18AM November 23rd, 2016

For a variety of reasons, however, AMC has decided to discontinue the old RODEO construct, and in 2017, will unveil its replacement – Exercise Mobility Guardian, to be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in August.

Published: 11:48AM November 22nd, 2016

The Puget Sound Military Health System’s role is to integrate military health care delivery across the Puget Sound region.

Published: 01:52PM November 10th, 2016

Is it controversial to be patriotic?

Published: 02:31PM November 3rd, 2016

With the fall season upon us, November is the perfect time to honor military families.

Published: 12:04PM November 3rd, 2016

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the fact that you cannot simply put a lock on the internet is exactly why cyber security gets its own month. Thousands of cyberattacks are carried out against the United States every day, and with just one successful attack, our adversaries could learn valuable secrets that undermine our readiness or take out an entire power grid in a U.S. city.

Published: 01:30PM October 20th, 2016

The observations of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is established by Public Law and Presidential Proclamation and is observed during the month of October each year.

Published: 02:48PM October 13th, 2016

While we put a special emphasis on breast cancer awareness in October, at Madigan Army Medical Center we like to focus on the health of our female patients year-round.

Published: 02:29PM October 6th, 2016

We are excited to officially welcome the 81st Brigade of the Washington Army National Guard to the Task Force Bayonet Family. The 81st Bde. comes to us as part of the Army’s Associated Unit Pilot Program.

Published: 10:50AM September 30th, 2016

Tuesday through Thursday, the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade fired — for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord — High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Reduced Range Practice Rockets so monitors could record the sound waves generated by firing these rockets.

Published: 01:22PM September 22nd, 2016

Regional Health Command-Pacific emphasizes medical skills training to enhance the readiness of our forces.

Published: 02:13PM September 15th, 2016

On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the vast majority of suicides are due to relationship distress, while Soldiers with behavioral health diagnosis or pending disciplinary actions make up the other leading factors.

Published: 01:55PM September 8th, 2016

The 2016 Air Force birthday theme is “American Airmen Bringing Airpower to the Joint Fight,” focusing on Airmen leading and supporting joint operations around the globe and across all mission areas.

Published: 02:32PM September 1st, 2016

What is readiness and why is it so important?

Published: 02:25PM August 25th, 2016

What motivates people to be Soldiers?

Published: 03:13PM August 18th, 2016

Madigan just achieved a new milestone for excellence by earning a rating of nearly 97 percent in overall patient satisfaction, and our emergency department patient satisfaction rating is now at 98.5 percent, the highest ever patient satisfaction rating for our emergency department.

Published: 03:12PM August 18th, 2016

The number of terrorist-related threats during the past year indicates increasing risk to our nation and the Army.

Published: 02:08PM August 11th, 2016

This summer we have been very busy, but our Soldiers continue to perform flawlessly. This week, I want to highlight just some of the complex training and leader development that is taking place.

Published: 01:12PM August 4th, 2016

62nd Operations Group commander said that he’s seen firsthand (in addition to being a group commander at McChord Field for more than a year) that millennials are nothing but phenomenal.

Published: 02:38PM July 28th, 2016

As the Regional Health Command-Pacific’s newest commanding general, I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve the service members, family members and retirees in the Pacific region.

Published: 01:42PM July 21st, 2016

This commentary emphasizes the substantially more stringent restrictions this guidance places on uniformed military members versus Department of Defense’s civilian employees.

Published: 01:11PM July 14th, 2016

62nd Airlift Wing commander reflects on his first year of command.

Published: 02:39PM July 7th, 2016

It’s hard for anyone to motivate their Soldiers to do something if they aren’t willing to do it themselves.

Published: 01:25PM June 30th, 2016

“If you could change anything in the Army, what would you change and how?”

Published: 01:44PM June 30th, 2016

A 10-day trial at Fort Hood will allow Soldiers to roll up their sleeves. What do you think about this temporary exemption to AR 670-1 policy?

Published: 02:50PM June 23rd, 2016

The goal of the new Department of Defense’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey is to gauge how well Madigan doing in meeting your health care needs, assessing the quality of care we provide, and ease of access to your health care team.

Published: 02:50PM June 23rd, 2016

Pfc. James Hale grew up in Poland, attended and graduated from a Polish high school, then moved to Washington to join the Army Reserve two years ago. When he found out the unit was coming to Poland, he jumped at the chance to participate in Anakonda.

Published: 11:46AM June 23rd, 2016

A fully restored B-17, nicknamed “Aluminum Overcast,” was recently brought to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. To help mark the arrival of the aircraft, which will be available to the public for flights throughout the summer, 13 World War II B-17 veterans gathered at the museum to answer questions about the aircraft and provide insight into what it’s like to not only fly the aircraft but fly these aircraft in combat. The veterans shared stories of their missions, their careers and the B-17. Some of them told stories of great heroism and loss.

Published: 11:46AM June 16th, 2016

A look inside the 7th Infantry Division.

Published: 01:58PM June 9th, 2016

Since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Defense of Marriage Act, I have seen dramatic and sweeping change in the military regarding diversity and LGBT inclusion among our forces.