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Lt. Gen Stephen R. Lanza, I Corps commanding general, middle, gathers input from members of his leadership team, including (from left) Maj. Laura Hutchinson, Col. Sophie Gainey and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, while answering a question from a JBLM community member during the JBLM Facebook Town Hall meeting at the Stone Education Center on Lewis Main Monday.

Northwest Guardian

Dozens of questions from the community were answered during the JBLM Facebook Town Hall Monday.

Published: 02:42PM August 25th, 2016

The 864th Engineer Battalion began work Aug. 15 on five major construction projects expected to provide training sites for Army Rangers.

Published: 03:32PM August 18th, 2016

Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer joined the I Corps team Aug. 9.

Published: 03:31PM August 18th, 2016

The new Service Member for Life program will personalize transition process.

Published: 03:29PM August 18th, 2016

August is Anti-terrorism Awareness Month.

Published: 03:08PM August 18th, 2016

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.

Published: 03:04PM August 15th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:27PM August 11th, 2016

The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program hosted a Warrior CARE event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Aug. 1 to 4.

Published: 02:25PM August 11th, 2016

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.

Published: 11:33AM August 15th, 2016

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.

Published: 11:34AM August 15th, 2016

Illegal dumping on JBLM costs the installation more than $350,000 a year.

Published: 11:34AM August 15th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:26PM August 4th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:24PM August 4th, 2016

Plans are underway for Joint Base Lewis McChord’s 2016 Airshow and Warrior Expo set for Aug. 27 and 28 at McChord Field.

Published: 01:22PM August 4th, 2016

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.

Published: 10:27AM July 29th, 2016

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.

Published: 04:02PM July 28th, 2016

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.

Published: 04:02PM July 28th, 2016

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.

Published: 04:02PM July 28th, 2016

Thirty would-be artists showed up for a Wine and Canvas event at the Club at McChord Field July 22.

Published: 01:35PM July 14th, 2016

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.”

Published: 01:34PM July 14th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:32PM July 14th, 2016

Soldier from Madigan Army Medical Center became a U.S. citizen June 15.

Published: 03:33PM July 5th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:38PM June 30th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:35PM June 30th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:34PM June 30th, 2016

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

Published: 03:25PM June 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 03:24PM June 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 03:24PM June 23rd, 2016

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.

Published: 12:20PM June 16th, 2016

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.