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Jonathan Wagner was honored by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs as 2013-14 Member of the Year. Wagner worked as the veteran's navigator at Clover Park Technical College.

Northwest Guardian

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has named Clover Park Technical College’s veterans navigator Jonathan Wagner the 2013- 14 Vet Corps Member of the Year

Published: 05:34PM July 17th, 2014

Biblical characters Moses and Miriam helped around 150 children, ages 5-12, explore what life was like in biblical times during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School event at the Lewis Main Chapel July 14-18.

Published: 02:57PM July 17th, 2014

Capes and masks, ranging in color from Batman-black to Iron Man red, will be flooding through Soldiers Field House Saturday.

Published: 04:59PM July 17th, 2014

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients after a concussion (mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI).

Published: 05:12PM July 10th, 2014

More than 50 Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently graduated from a four-week Master Fitness Training Course focusing on the latest methods for Army physical readiness.

Published: 06:10PM July 17th, 2014

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program will hold its fifth annual “Run to Home Base,” presented by New Balance, Saturday at historic Fenway Park in Boston. More than 2,000 runners and walkers — hundreds of active-duty military and military family members in their ranks — will take part to raise funds and awareness for programs that support veterans and their families healing from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Published: 03:49PM July 10th, 2014

The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service’s aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

Published: 03:42PM July 10th, 2014

Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially operated bank of servers.

Published: 03:37PM July 10th, 2014

A light bulb drawn over someone’s head usually symbolizes an idea — but could the type of light bulb, or type of lighting, actually affect how well someone is able to think?

Published: 02:26PM July 10th, 2014

Warm and dry summer nights make for great camping conditions, and there’s plenty of choice spots near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 05:06PM July 3rd, 2014

Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world so they designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind.

Published: 01:27PM July 3rd, 2014

Beach yourself along the water while the weather’s good. It’s an unspoken Washington truism for the brief summer window of July and August, and beaches here and in Oregon are just waiting for your bare feet.

Published: 05:32PM June 26th, 2014

Professional skateboarder Torey Pudwill was surprised to find that there is a skateboarding community in the military — especially at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 04:46PM June 26th, 2014

For 60 years, Air Force Entertainment has gathered some of the most talented musicians, vocalists and dancers for a world tour. This year as with most, the tour included a June 18 stop at Hangar 9 on JBLM’s McChord Field.

Published: 03:57PM June 26th, 2014

Dozens of Airmen got the chance to be on the other side of the interview table with employers like Starbucks and Microsoft June 20 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 02:06PM June 26th, 2014

For Col. John O’Brien, being healthy was part of his job; as the Chief of the Department of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, he focused on Soldier health and wellness

Published: 05:20PM June 19th, 2014

With spring showing its brightest colors and weather warming up, it’s easy to see how the topic of safety can get lost among thoughts of summer trips to the beach.

Published: 05:11PM June 19th, 2014

When a young man or woman takes the Oath of Enlistment to join the United States military, the usual setting is not in front of more than 22,000 baseball fans as it was for 10 enlistees June 13 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Published: 03:55PM June 19th, 2014

Networking can lead to mentorship opportunities or even new jobs. For two sergeants major, networking led to a unique training opportunity for more than 200 Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 03:48PM June 19th, 2014

Before the sun rises each day, Andrea Mullin is already up ready to greet the day. If she’s lucky, she’s gotten little more than six hours of sleep before she’s busy getting her three daughters ready for school.

Published: 02:11PM June 19th, 2014

The Northwest is flush with music this time of year, with mass concerts almost every weekend from now through Labor Day.

Published: 06:01PM June 12th, 2014

Seventeen years ago, a young Kenyan girl and her family embarked on a 7,000-mile journey to America; they hoped for a better life, a brighter future and the opportunity to succeed.

Published: 05:24PM June 12th, 2014

French toast bacon cupcakes ... with wasabi powder glaze. Imagine that as part of a three-course meal cooked up on a Mobile Kitchen Trailer outside of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s American Lake Conference Center.

Published: 04:46PM June 12th, 2014

Two Joint Base Lewis-McChord residents are on very different academic paths, but they share an ambition to work on inspiring projects and recently, they were recognized accordingly.

Published: 05:17PM June 12th, 2014

For 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, an air cavalry squadron that flies OH-58D Kiowa helicopters, the event was a last “hoorah” before wrapping up its nine-month tour on the peninsula and returning to their home station on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 04:42PM June 12th, 2014

A Gold Star wife was honored during a ceremony prior to the Combat Dual Major and Home Run Derby Softball Tournament held May 30 at Russell Road Park in Kent.

Published: 02:15PM June 12th, 2014

Air Force spouses are key to maintaining stability on the home front as Airmen maintain focus on the war front, according to the wife of the Air Force’s top officer.

Published: 02:12PM June 12th, 2014

For Col. John O’Brien, being healthy was part of his job; as the Chief of the Department of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, he focused on Soldier health and wellne

Published: 02:05PM June 12th, 2014

For the last 14 years, Pfc. John Brooks has loved computers. He works on them. He builds them. He repairs them. He just loves them. In fact, he even tried to join the Army as a cyber network defender, a new military occupation specialty that focuses on protecting computer networks.

Published: 01:54PM June 12th, 2014

Blue skies and warm weather entices people to get outside and there are plenty of activities planned this summer to keep them entertained. Organizers across the Northwest are busy preparing for multiple events set to take place in the next few months including The Bite of Seattle, Freedom Fest and the Fremont Fair.