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Northwest Guardian

Daric and Michelle Bishop and children (from left) Riley, 11, Akira, 13, Katerina, 4 and Ezzio, 6, and their service dog Gibbs, 1, were gifted free groceries for one year.

Northwest Guardian

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.

Published: 12:12PM June 16th, 2016

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.

Published: 12:06PM June 16th, 2016

Three members of JBLM’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services have been selected for 2015 Army Fire and Emergency Services awards.

Published: 12:45PM June 14th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:09PM June 9th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:04PM June 9th, 2016

Eleven Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club June 2.

Published: 01:28PM June 3rd, 2016

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.

Published: 03:49PM June 2nd, 2016

More than 5,000 people from the JBLM community attended the Safety Expo at Family and MWR’s Fest Tent May 26.

Published: 03:48PM June 2nd, 2016

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.

Published: 03:48PM May 26th, 2016

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.

Published: 03:46PM May 26th, 2016

Now in its 66th year, Armed Forces Day makes for a spectacular event on JBLM.

Published: 03:45PM May 26th, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter swore in Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon May 18.

Published: 03:16PM May 26th, 2016

Approximately 700 Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade gathered at Carey Theater for safety and resiliency training May 20.

Published: 02:30PM May 19th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:17PM May 19th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:56PM May 12th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:54PM May 12th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:48PM May 12th, 2016

JBLM’s 2016 Days of Remembrance event for victims of the Holocaust took place May 5 at Carey Theater.

Published: 03:10PM May 5th, 2016

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.

Published: 03:11PM May 5th, 2016

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.

Published: 03:09PM May 5th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:03PM April 28th, 2016

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.

Published: 01:02PM April 28th, 2016

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 Luncheon

Published: 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.

Published: 01:00PM April 28th, 2016

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.

Published: 02:28PM April 21st, 2016

Civic leaders heard from JBLM officials Monday regarding a shift in the training rhythm on the joint base and Yakima Training Center.

Published: 02:27PM April 21st, 2016

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.