Dozens of questions from the community were answered during the JBLM Facebook Town Hall Monday.
The 864th Engineer Battalion began work Aug. 15 on five major construction projects expected to provide training sites for Army Rangers.
Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer joined the I Corps team Aug. 9.
The new Service Member for Life program will personalize transition process.
August is Anti-terrorism Awareness Month.
As if getting your student across the high school finish line for graduation is not enough, preparing your student for college can be an equally challenging experience. Choosing the right university, applications, essays, determining a major and financial planning are all important steps in moving onto higher education. With the rising costs of a college education, it’s important to do your homework when it comes to scholarships and financial aid. It’s never too early to start planning but if you have a graduating senior moving onto college, be sure to complete your Federal Application for Student Financial Aid available at. Details to apply are at fafsa.ed.gov/ with your state of legal residence determining your application deadline. Eligible or not, this application is necessary to apply for college as well as to apply for many scholarships.
More than a dozen Washington State Military Transition Council members visited JBLM Monday to meet with Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, the commanding general of I Corps, Col. Daniel Morgan, JBLM commander, SMFL-TAP program leaders and transitioning service members. This visit was a precursor to the third annual SMFL-TAP summit that will be held in October.
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program hosted a Warrior CARE event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Aug. 1 to 4.
The McChord Starlifter 50 event featured the rechristening of McChord’s first C-141 Starlifter,” Tacoma Starlifter,” by Kelsey Schmidt, 2016 Miss Washington. Presiding over the ceremony was Sandy Hill, 1966 Miss Washington, who christened the airplane when it first arrived Aug. 9, 1966.
During the last two years, 37 active-duty service members have interned with Environmental Warfighter program, offered through JBLM Public Works (Environmental Division, Fish and Wildlife branch) and Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands.
Illegal dumping on JBLM costs the installation more than $350,000 a year.
Sites managed by JBLM IRP include former landfills, former small arms ranges, leaking underground storage tanks, disposal pits, industrial yards and historical petroleum or hazardous waste spill sites.
It was her first time mountain biking. Air Force Staff Sgt. Velette Webb set out that day in Leadville, Col., not knowing that a split-second decision would change her life forever.
Plans are underway for Joint Base Lewis McChord’s 2016 Airshow and Warrior Expo set for Aug. 27 and 28 at McChord Field.
Country singer Craig Campbell is set to perform Tuesday at JBLM’s Memorial Stadium. This is the second leg of Campbell’s first USO Tour.
Over the last two years, the Tomahawk Volunteer Program has had more than 500 participants made up of Soldiers, family members and friends and has given back more than 3,500 hours of community service over the last two years.
During a candlelight vigil in 2009 for slain Washington state police officers, Seattle Police Department Detective Carrie McNally was inspired to do something to bring the first responder community together in a positive way.
Congressional staffers received a tour of JBLM, briefings describing the JBLM and I Corps missions, toured a 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 and learned of 7th Infantry Division resources July 19.
Thirty would-be artists showed up for a Wine and Canvas event at the Club at McChord Field July 22.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, said the troops headed to Iraq will serve a support role, “to help expand the base at Qayyarah West airfield into a node that can support the Iraqi security forces as they move forward with the Mosul operation.”
More than 2,800 members of the local community walked around the Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake and toured different aircraft, both military and civilian, up-close.
Soldier from Madigan Army Medical Center became a U.S. citizen June 15.
The 62nd Medical Brigade, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command hosted an Expert Field Medical Badge competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 18 to 23 for qualified medical personnel to earn the badge while enhancing medical readiness.
More than 40 people turned out for the one-day Texas Hold ‘Em tournament Saturday at the Club at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where prizes included gift cards of $400, $300 and $200.
The I Corps command sergeant major called upon squad leaders to share their thoughts and ideas during a Not in My Squad workshop held June 22-23. The I Corps workshop focused primarily on identifying ways to end sexual violence in the Army.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon 62nd Airlift Wing airdropped nearly 300 American, Gabonese and French paratroopers for the exercise Central Accord 2016 in and around Libreville, Gabon, on the western coast of Africa
Wounded Warrior Daric Bishop and his wife, Michelle were awarded a year’s worth of groceries Wednesday at the McChord Field Commissary as part of Operation Homefront and Eckrich Meats’ campaign to honor, support and thank military families.
JBLM Exchange head and volunteer military event coordinator Patrick McGee retires Thursday after 37 years with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. His next adventure? Working with elephant preservation in Thailand, swimming with the sharks in the Bahamas and hanging out with Komodo dragons — the world’s largest living lizards — in Indonesia.
Madigan Army Medical Center hosted the 2016 Pride Month Observance, which provided a frank discussion about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members in the military and the importance of diversity.
Service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other local military installations were honored as they participated in the Tacoma Rainiers’ Salute to Armed Forces Day Sunday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.