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.
C-17 aircrews with the 4th , 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, flew in formation with several other C-17 crews from Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to work with other units to provide tactical airlift support to the Army and allies in Europe for Swift Response 2016.
Three members of JBLM’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services have been selected for 2015 Army Fire and Emergency Services awards.
Despite weekend temperatures in the 90s, nearly 2,000 athletes competed in the three-day event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which began June 3 with the lighting of the ceremonial flame, followed by two days of competition.
Col. Daniel Dudek, collective training chief at I Corps on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his end of tour in Iraq during the summer of 2007, by Congressman Denny Heck of Washington State’s 10th District, at Memorial Park on JBLM May 31.
Eleven Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club June 2.
For the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the May 2016 rotation to National Training Center was a way to hone in on key fighting skills as a brigade.
More than 5,000 people from the JBLM community attended the Safety Expo at Family and MWR’s Fest Tent May 26.
The Tacoma Rainiers are hosting the 32nd annual Salute to Armed Forces game June 12 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Pregame events feature ceremonial first pitches from members of five different military branches and a special jersey silent auction benefiting USO Northwest.
A crowd of approximately 50 people gathered outside the company operations facility for a casing ceremony of the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade May 17.
Now in its 66th year, Armed Forces Day makes for a spectacular event on JBLM.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter swore in Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon May 18.
Approximately 700 Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade gathered at Carey Theater for safety and resiliency training May 20.
Nearly 500 students earned degrees from local and online colleges and universities at the 29th annual JBLM College Graduation at Clover Park Technical College’s McGavick Center May 13.
Because chaplains are noncombative, they rely on enlisted personnel to provide tactical support such as casualty medical care and force protection in a combat environment.
Sergeant Kayci Landes, an AH-64 attack helicopter maintainer from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, will attend training in October to become the Army’s first female cavalry scout reenlistee.
Mike Fried has been a full-time volunteer for the 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade for 20 years and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.
JBLM’s 2016 Days of Remembrance event for victims of the Holocaust took place May 5 at Carey Theater.
Maj. Gen. James Johnson, Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office director, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the 2nd annual McChord Field Sexual Assault Legal Workshop April 26.
Pride Week on Joint Base Lewis-McChord includes the annual Spring Cleanup event when service members went out to the training areas across the installation to clean up items that have been dumped illegally.
Sexual abuse survivors shared stories during Madigan Army Medical Center staff members during Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month “Survivor Experience” at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 28.
During a recent retirement briefing at French Theater, service members got a brief glimpse into the new retirement system that will take effect in 2018.
About 100 volunteers, service members and their families gathered for the 3rd annual Take Back the Night community walk on Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 21.
Awards LuncheonPublished: 12:59PM April 28th, 2016
The following people were award winners at the JBLM Volunteers of the Year awards luncheon at the Club at McChord Field Thursday.
More than $35,000 in scholarships were awarded to 20 people at the McChord Spouses Club’s 4th annual Shoot for the Stars scholarship reception Sunday at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Civic leaders heard from JBLM officials Monday regarding a shift in the training rhythm on the joint base and Yakima Training Center.
Service members participated in the “I Was There” film workshop at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 11 to 14. The four-day event provided Soldiers the tools needed to effectively communicate with their loved ones through a creative short film.