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Retired Staff Sgt. Jason Gibson speaks with Secretary Robert McDonald of the Department of Veterans Affairs prior to the president's State of the Union address Jan. 20.

Northwest Guardian

Former JBLM Soldier, Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jason Gibson, invited to attend State of the Union address to the nation.

Published: 01:19PM January 29th, 2015

The surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord area’s leaders, citizens and service members spoke out about the Army’s process of reducing active-duty end-strength from 562,000 in 2012 to 490,000 starting this year.

Published: 01:18PM January 29th, 2015

A celebration was hosted on Jan. 23 to honor the 20th anniversary of the David L. Stone Education Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 01:53PM January 29th, 2015

The Air Force Reserve’s 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, based at JBLM, trains to be ready to help in times of need.

Published: 01:10PM January 22nd, 2015

Patient safety top priority at Madigan Army Medical Center and influences how providers approach medical care

Published: 12:35PM January 22nd, 2015

JBLM Child, Youth and School Services are hoping for more volunteers to coach the variety of youth sports offered throughout the year — from baseball to volleyball and everything in between.

Published: 12:38PM January 22nd, 2015

Washington State Patrol Capt. Mark Brogan presented installation commander Col. H. Charles Hodges the Chief’s Coin on behalf of WSP Chief John Batiste. Hodges reciprocated the favor by giving a commander’s coin in return.

Published: 12:39PM January 22nd, 2015

New US-ROK division in South Korea to have robust capabilities to defend a world hot spot

Published: 12:36PM January 22nd, 2015

Basic Allowance for Housing changes on JBLM include increases and decreases, depending on rank, and renter’s insurance taken out of BAH for 2015.

Published: 12:21PM January 22nd, 2015

Scams focused on stealing money from service members change tactics.

Published: 12:28PM January 15th, 2015

Madigan Army Medical Center has a long history of avoiding surgery, unless necessary for the safety of mother or child.

Published: 12:27PM January 15th, 2015

McChord running route temporarily modified due to gate construction

Published: 12:25PM January 15th, 2015

The I Corps Equal Opportunity Office, 7th Infantry Division and 17th Field Artillery Brigade hosted a celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of Monday’s holiday.

Published: 12:28PM January 15th, 2015

The sustainability and environmentally-friendly Net Zero competition is back for round four of competitions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with a chance to win $10,000.

Published: 01:02PM January 15th, 2015

Midwives bring a different approach focused on natural birth to Madigan Army Medical Center based in education

Published: 03:18PM January 8th, 2015

The first baby born in Thurston County in 2015 arrived at 12:01 at Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 03:15PM January 8th, 2015

JBLM Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges loses a friendly wager to Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson with Florida State’s loss to Oregon in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Hodges must now wear an Oregon jersey as well as treat Anderson to a dinner.

Published: 12:42PM December 18th, 2014

Actor and military supporter Gary Sinise spent Dec. 9 visiting with service members and families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to promote “Get Skills to Work.” Sinise serves as spokesman for the organization that links manufacturing businesses and colleges to help prepare veterans for careers after the military.

Published: 12:37PM December 18th, 2014

Wingman Day on Dec. 15 focused on “Connecting the Dots” and sticking together as Wingmen.

Published: 12:34PM December 18th, 2014

New gallery celebrates 7th Inf. Div.

Published: 12:00AM December 19th, 2014

Three Airman currently under controlled monitoring at JBLM for the Ebola virus have begun building a gazebo to help pass the time.

Published: 12:30PM December 18th, 2014

The Seahawks Sea Gals, accompanied by Blitz, BOOM and Blue Thunder, spent time with military families at Carey Theater on JBLM Dec. 6. They gave away Christmas gifts and hosted their annual Holiday show.

Published: 06:36PM December 11th, 2014

On Sept. 10, Jandres rescued a stray husky, malamute and shepherd-mix dog on Joint Base Lewis-McChord near the old Madigan Housing Area. She though she was just saving a stray, but it turned out to be much more.

Published: 06:37PM December 11th, 2014

Juana “Lizania” Galeano is the volunteer of the month for December. Galeano works with the 47th Combat Support Hospital Family Readiness Group.

Published: 06:47PM December 11th, 2014

Annual holiday program saves service members money

Published: 06:39PM December 11th, 2014

A food service specialist works to be selected for competition in the job he loves

Published: 06:44PM December 11th, 2014

It’s a cold Thursday morning as Joan Wasserstrom arrives to the McChord Thrift Shop early as usual. She reaches the door and discovers it’s locked and reaches for her keys but they aren’t hanging from neck where she usually finds them. She’s going to have to get used to that.

Published: 06:34PM December 11th, 2014

2-1 Inf. delivers early gifts to JBLM nonprofit Santa’s Castle

Published: 06:34PM December 11th, 2014

Winter reading program in progress for JBLM children

Published: 12:00AM December 5th, 2014

Pacific Lutheran University and the Association of the United States Army Captain Meriwether Lewis Chapter hosted new JBLM arrivals for a sit down Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26.