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2nd Bde., 2nd Inf. Div. commander

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

Published: 05:15PM July 17th, 2014

Understanding the mission is essential for each one of us to define requirements for success. For Airmen in the 62nd Operations Group, we often think that launching aircraft and conducting global airlift is our mission. In fact, this task that you contribute to every day is the operational mission of our parent warfighting organization, the 18th Air Force.

Published: 04:08PM July 10th, 2014

Understanding the mission is essential for each one of us to define requirements for success and make decisions to allocate our effort, resources and time. For Airmen in the 62nd Operations Group, we often think that launching aircraft and conducting global airlift is our mission. In fact, this task that you contribute to every day is the operational mission of our parent warfighting organization, the 18th Air Force.

Published: 04:01PM July 10th, 2014

“Not so much news, but I go on jblm mwr site to see what kind of free upcoming stuff there is, as well as general info like library hours, pool schedule, etc.”

Published: 03:58PM July 10th, 2014

After taking time with family and friends during the holiday weekend, we must not lose sight of what Independence Day truly represents — the birth of our great nation, as bold leaders stood up and declared our independence.

Published: 04:50PM July 3rd, 2014

“The biggest issue I see it’s drivers driving to fast," Katrina Tibik says.

Published: 04:43PM July 3rd, 2014

As the Army Medical Department and the Military Health System continue to transform to a System for Health designed to meet the 21st century health care needs of service members, their families and retirees, we aim to maximize our ability to provide care directly to our beneficiaries.

Published: 04:37PM July 3rd, 2014

Lieutenant General David Halverson and Command Sergeant Major Hartless remind everyone to focus on safety. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a public display by professionals.

Published: 04:31PM June 26th, 2014

Let’s talk about customer service. It is about the Golden Rule — “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” and you must love Soldiers and families.

Published: 04:33PM June 26th, 2014

As much as I enjoy the summer, even the abbreviated Washington version, this is one of those annoying times for us curmudgeons — when fools come out of the woodwork with fists full of sparklers. To the insane bang junkies who giggle at loud noises, I urge you to let people handle the fireworks who have more training than your crazy uncle gave you.

Published: 04:35PM June 26th, 2014

"We used to love Independence Day celebrations," writes Connie Christine Beynon.

Published: 04:47PM June 19th, 2014

“Instead of base beautification I think money will be well spent on parking spots especially at Madigan.”

Published: 04:44PM June 19th, 2014

I hear it all the time: “I hate running.” To be honest, I didn’t like it too much either, until five years ago when it was taken away from me.

Published: 04:37PM June 19th, 2014

Everyday all of us in the military hear or read about standards of conduct. They form the basis of military professionalism and service.

Published: 05:10PM June 12th, 2014

Not too long ago there was not equality in the military for this group.

Published: 05:06PM June 12th, 2014

Many people mistakenly assume Pride Month is about celebrating one’s sexual orientation; however, Pride Month is about turning back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

Published: 05:02PM June 12th, 2014

First impressions are important. We often make immediate decisions about whether or not we like someone within a few minutes. Once we’ve made up our mind, it takes a lot to change it.

Published: 06:21PM June 5th, 2014

Not everyone is taking to new technology when it comes to PCSing.

Published: 06:18PM June 5th, 2014

OK, it’s been more than three years since Joint Base Lewis-McChord achieved full operational capability, so why are there still agencies on the installation clinging to their old names?

Published: 06:15PM June 5th, 2014

We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty.

Published: 12:09PM May 29th, 2014

"We went to Fort Lewis Cemetery & our daughters placed flowers on the graves so they will always know the price of their freedom." — Laura Schreiber

Published: 12:00PM May 29th, 2014

Ours is a time of great challenge and great opportunity — there has never been a more important time to lead our Airmen. During this time, I need each Airman in the 18th Air Force to lead with their sights clearly set on our mission and our people, while ensuring an environment of integrity where everyone can contribute to their maximum potential.

Published: 12:00PM May 29th, 2014

A JBLM patron received a ticket for “Parking in a Lane of Travel” at the Okubu Clinic.

Published: 03:46PM May 22nd, 2014

“Having to do an unaccompanied tour to Alaska because the housing market isn’t strong enough, and we wouldn’t get enough renting to cover the mortgage payment."

Published: 03:36PM May 22nd, 2014

On this Memorial Day, as on so many others in the past, America’s Armed Forces are globally engaged in defense of freedom. On Memorial Day, it is important that we pause to remember and honor those who have fallen so that freedom’s torch may continue to burn undimmed by the passage of time

Published: 03:25PM May 22nd, 2014

Right now, the Army has approximately 85,000 Soldiers forward stationed in nearly 150 countries worldwide.

Published: 04:23PM May 15th, 2014

I began my career 15 years ago as a maintainer launching aircraft with wide eyes and supreme confidence. Aircraft coming and going was normal to me and had been since I was a child, when my father was in the Air Force.

Published: 02:32PM May 15th, 2014

What transportation improvements would you most like to see, on or off base, to reduce traffic congestion and single occupant vehicle trips?

Published: 02:14PM May 15th, 2014

It’s been said that life’s only two certainties are death and taxes. However, for those of us in uniform, I’d also add our inevitable transition from military to civilian life to the list.