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Courtesy of Kara Gibson

Northwest Guardian

Kara Gibson, wife of retired Staff Sergeant Jason Gibson, hopes to use own experiences with an injured spouse to help others.

Published: 02:17PM April 16th, 2015

Over the course of 30 minutes driving around JBLM, 1st Lt. Samuel Wharton, 51st Military Police Detachment, 504th Military Police Battalion and Law Enforcement Operations Officer in the Directorate of Emergency Services, saw nine people swerving, not looking at the road and slamming on their breaks – all signs of distracted driving.

Published: 02:16PM April 16th, 2015

A new, unique fire training facility that trains Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters how to get out of a jam, literally, opened April 9 on McChord Field.

Published: 02:13PM April 16th, 2015

As state of Washington Boys and Girls Club of America Youth of the Year Award for Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Military Youth of the Year for the state of Washington, 16-year-old Daniela Suarez has a bright future.

Published: 02:05PM April 16th, 2015

Pamela Metzger has been named the April Volunteer of the Month for her work with the 570th Engineer Company Family Readiness Group.

Published: 01:14PM April 9th, 2015

17th FA brigade kicks off a month of sexual assault awareness activities with unit run.

Published: 09:35AM April 14th, 2015

From worms, books and foam sword fights, Kids Fest: The Wheels of Science April 2 was a fun event for the whole family on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:56PM April 9th, 2015

Band practices continuously to improve despite busy performance schedule.

Published: 12:55PM April 9th, 2015

In a vast land, far, far away, known as the Pacific Northwest, a group of 25 lone heroes set out on a journey to explore and conquer the unknown — meet the unexplained — and to uncover what was known as the premier comic book and pop culture convention, the Emerald City Comicon.

Published: 12:55PM April 9th, 2015

Thousands of Easter Eggs were collected by children on Joint Base Lewis-McChord at the Aquatic Egg Hunt Saturday at Kimbro Pool and at the Easter Dash Sunday at Cowan Stadium. Both events gave prize bags to children, regardless the number of eggs they had in their basket.

Published: 11:44AM April 2nd, 2015

“The Wall That Heals,”a half size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, was at the Interstate Distributor trucking firm in Tacoma March 26-28. It was a touching experience for those that attended.

Published: 11:31AM April 2nd, 2015

It’s hard to miss Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s MP “officer friendlies” bike patrol as they cruise and patrol eight hours and 30 miles a day.

Published: 11:32AM April 2nd, 2015

Child, Youth and School Services teaches safe preparation of healthy food

Published: 11:20AM April 2nd, 2015

Off-site family workshop builds Soldiers’ resilience

Published: 11:23AM April 2nd, 2015

The Army’s vice chief of staff kicked off the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, Tenn., Monday by highlighting some of the best aviation units and Soldiers in the Army.

Published: 11:24AM April 2nd, 2015

As we recognize Women’s History Month in March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.

Published: 11:21AM April 2nd, 2015

Melanie Stambaugh from the 25th District of the Washington State House of Representatives was the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Women’s History Month guest speaker.

Published: 02:03PM March 26th, 2015

JBLM MPs train with Reserves on CBRN response at Fort Hunter Liggett

Published: 02:02PM March 26th, 2015

The ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker passed away Saturday in Calhoun, Ga.

Published: 01:34PM March 26th, 2015

Despite the wet weather, hundreds of people attended the annual Spring Flea Market at JBLM on March 21.

Published: 02:13PM March 26th, 2015

Ellen Moore, UW-Tacoma instructor, spoke about her time helping locate the remains of service members while in Vietman with the Joint Task Force Full Accounting at the Washington State History Museum March 19.

Published: 01:33PM March 19th, 2015

There are 90 garden plots available on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for $25 each on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Published: 01:28PM March 19th, 2015

It is said that more is known about the surface of the moon than about the oceans, but Col. Anthony Davit, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s deputy commander, took an active role to promote environmental awareness in oceans March 7 in Gig Harbor. Davit was one of three divers who dove into the waters of Puget Sound during Harbor WildWatch’s Pier into the Night, showcasing underwater wildlife.

Published: 01:57PM March 19th, 2015

Members of the JBLM American Red Cross volunteers gathered at The Club at McChord Field to recognize their volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the organization.

Published: 01:42PM March 19th, 2015

First chemical vehicle arrives at Lewis Army Mueum

Published: 01:27PM March 19th, 2015

For the large majority of people who join the Army, the choice to enlist came in their late teens to early 20s. That large percentage, young and single, take on all of the challenges the military presents.

Published: 01:27PM March 19th, 2015

Shaved heads aren’t uncommon on military installations. But at Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 7, a crowd of Soldiers, family members and local residents gathered to cheer on 50 volunteers in a bittersweet shearing event that generated tears and applause.

Published: 01:26PM March 19th, 2015

Twenty high school students aim their sights while lying close to the ground. They breathe steadily as they prepare to take the first of 20 shots during a regional drill and rifle competition. Down the hall, other students toss and trade their rifles, while onlooking parents hold their breath — hoping not to hear the clack of a rifle hitting the ground.

Published: 09:08AM March 13th, 2015

555 Engr. Bde. members visit DuPont middle school to discuss the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math

Published: 08:57AM March 13th, 2015

Author recounts anecdotes about World War I service dog during JBLM reading