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5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Love, left, the Command Sgt. Maj. of 7th Infantry Division, thanked Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Jefferson, the Command Sgt. Maj. of Human Resources Command, for talking about the qualitative management program and the current end state of military strength to senior enlisted Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis- McChord Feb. 15.

Human Resources Command Road Show

5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

The HRC Road Show senior leaders from the Human Resources Command travel from installation to installation talking about changes to current programs and initiatives. The event featured two sessions on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one with Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamonds, HRC deputy chief of staff, and HRC Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Jefferson.

Career Fair

Published: 12:11PM February 23rd, 2017

Military spouses showcased their talents to nearly 100 employers.

Chief master sergeant of the Air Force

Published: 12:10PM February 23rd, 2017

Well-wishers from all around the Air Force came to bid farewell to the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and welcome the 18th CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright during a transition and retirement ceremony Feb. 17 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

JBLM

Published: 01:48PM February 16th, 2017

JBLM commander addressed the Yelm Chamber Of Commerce Wednesday to give JBLM updates.

7th annual JBLM Brewfest

Published: 01:48PM February 16th, 2017

The 2017 annual JBLM Brewfest highlighted professional brewers and homebrewers.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 01:46PM February 16th, 2017

On Monday, both nations started to work closely together during training exercises for the next two weeks, building stronger ties and greater interoperability between the two nations.

627th Air Base Group

Published: 08:13AM February 10th, 2017

Maj. Gen. Christopher J. Bence, commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday to Friday. The 627th Air Base Group is one of nine military units under his command.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 01:27PM February 9th, 2017

The 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier-Centered Medical Home model draws the brigade’s medical providers out of their battalion aid stations (which still perform sick call duties) and combines them with Madigan Army Medical Center civilian nurses and other support staff to provide Soldiers with more robust care at their primary care clinic.

Published: 11:29AM February 6th, 2017

Fourth and fifth graders at JBLM’s Rainier Elementary School recently received feedback from law enforcement when installation military police judged the students’ science projects.

UW-Tacoma

Published: 12:46PM February 2nd, 2017

The event was co-sponsored by the University of Washington-Tacoma and Joint Base Lewis-McChord with Joe Lawless, executive director at the Center of Leadership and Social Responsibility at the university, moderating the event

Secretary of Defense

Published: 12:45PM February 2nd, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis once again swore “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” Jan. 27 just as he did as a young Marine Reservist in 1969. Mattis retired as a four-star general in 2013.

Published: 03:40PM January 26th, 2017

Hillside Youth Center teens, members of its leadership oriented Keystone Club, met with local law enforcement Jan. 20 for “Uniting Forces: Teen and Law,” a chance to dialogue, create discussion and an atmosphere of understanding and trust.

Published: 03:39PM January 26th, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis’ first call to a defense counterpart since his confirmation Jan. 20 was made to Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan.

Published: 03:39PM January 26th, 2017

According to a release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Torres’ battalion had its position overrun by enemy forces along the east bank of the Naktong River, South Korea, on Sept. 1, 1950. During this attack, Torres was reported missing in action near Changnyeong, South Korea.

Published: 02:05PM January 19th, 2017

Director of the Strategic Capabilities Office at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and members of his staff visited the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., laboratory to see the unmanned joint tactical aerial resupply vehicle.

Published: 02:05PM January 19th, 2017

Watch out for fast trains on local train tracks. Slow moving freight trains will be replaced by high speed passengers trains in the fall and WSDOT is beginning this month testing the route with fast moving trains.

Published: 02:04PM January 19th, 2017

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2017 recently raised the Army’s end strength to just more than 1 million Soldiers for all components.

Published: 01:08PM January 12th, 2017

Sgt. Cengly Compton and Staff Sgt. Albert Compton spent New Year’s Eve watching babies being born on old “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes with no idea they would be encountering the real thing the next day. But when Cengly’s water broke in the middle of the night, it was time to head to the hospital.

Published: 01:07PM January 12th, 2017

Airmen from the 1st Weather Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord earned bragging rights after recently being named by the Air Force as the most outstanding weather squadron for 2016.

Published: 01:07PM January 12th, 2017

JBLM leaders host holiday reception at American Lake Conference Center Saturday.

Published: 03:08PM January 5th, 2017

Charlie Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment was officially inactivated during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 15, 2016.

Published: 03:07PM January 5th, 2017

On Tuesday, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits as a way to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties. The OPAT will also be used to assess some Soldiers who are reclassifying into a different MOS.

Published: 03:06PM January 5th, 2017

Members of the McChord Field Honor Guard were recognized by McChord leadership for their service during a change or responsibility ceremony Dec. 13 at the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 11:33AM December 16th, 2016

Here’s look back at the highlights from 2016.

Published: 02:41PM December 15th, 2016

Fortunately, the Soldiers on an accident scene in Japan Dec. 1 were Army combat medics Sgt. Mario Ratto, Spc. Sandy Rushing and Pfc. Jonathan Fish and jumped into action.

Published: 02:41PM December 15th, 2016

Families of fallen service members decorated the JBLM Survivor Outreach Services’ Tree Dec. 9 to remember their heroes.

Published: 02:34PM December 8th, 2016

The 81st Brigade will be assigned to the 7th Infantry Division, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 81st Bde. and 7th ID have a great deal of shared history — serving in both world wars, the Cold War and Operation Enduring Freedom to name a few — but this new milestone is expected to strengthen an already sturdy relationship.

Published: 02:33PM December 8th, 2016

Local service member families received Christmas trees Dec. 2 and Saturday as part of the Trees for Troops program, through which FedEx has shipped more than 176,000 Christmas trees to 65 bases in 17 countries during the past 12 years.

Published: 02:32PM December 8th, 2016

The 446th Security Forces Squadron collaborated to plan and execute a comprehensive active shooter exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sunday.

Published: 12:59PM December 1st, 2016

General Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey visited JBLM to discuss the Ready and Resilient Campaign — also known as R2C.