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62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airman 1st Class Joshua Jourdan, 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment specialist, poses for a photo at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 13.

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62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Having been certified by the Red Cross in CPR, Airman 1st Class Joshua Jourdan said he felt calm and confident in the situation.

JBLM Lakefest Celebration

Published: 02:16PM June 22nd, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted its summer festival, Lakefest, this year, for installation families.

I Corps Change of Responsibility Ceremony

Published: 02:13PM June 22nd, 2017

I Corps hosted a change of responsibility ceremony at I Corps Headquarters June 14 as Command Sgt. Major Michael Grinston turned the reins over to incoming Command Sgt. Major Walter Tagalicud.

Carter Lake Elementary School Camp Eagle

Published: 03:44PM June 15th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord students from Carter Lake Elementary School on McChord Field got to try a number of hands-on learning activities as part of the school’s annual Camp Eagle event June 6 to 9.

Operation Rainier War

Published: 03:45PM June 15th, 2017

This speedy maneuver — a HIMARS Rapid Air Infiltration, live-fire mission — was conducted June 7 by a HIMARS crew from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, the unit also known as Thunderbolt assassins. The operation was in support of the 62nd Airlift Wing’s rapid mobility exercise Operation Rainier War.

JBLM Fire Department

Published: 12:21PM June 15th, 2017

Master Sergeant Tom Anderson retired in May as the last JBLM Air Force firefighter to retire. He recently was honored as the Department of Defense’s Fire Officer of the Year.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 12:20PM June 15th, 2017

Today, 7,745 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using advances in technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that were previously turned over by North Korean officials or recovered by American teams.

17th FA Bde.

Published: 01:06PM June 8th, 2017

Wendland comes to the brigade after serving as the I Corps’ deputy G3/5/7. Wendland has served in various field artillery staff and leadership positions over his 23-years of military service with assignments in the continental Unites States, Korea, Germany and Hawaii as well as two additional combat deployments.

Washington State Law

Published: 02:10PM June 15th, 2017

Hand-held devices are against the law for Washington drivers beginning in July. That includes drivers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Special Olympics

Published: 01:03PM June 8th, 2017

The Soldiers, who volunteered for the event, said they would gladly volunteer at any type of event if ever such occasion arises.

Change of Command Ceremony

Published: 01:43PM June 1st, 2017

Colonel William Percival assumed command of the 627th Air Base Group and his role as Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s deputy garrison commander from Col. Will Phillips during a change of command ceremony May 24 on McChord Field.

run to remember

Published: 01:41PM June 1st, 2017

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord chapter of wear blue: run to remember, hosted the annual Memorial Day run at Powderworks Park in DuPont Monday to honor nearly 7,000 service members lost since the war against terrorism began in 2001.

The Arlington Project

Published: 01:39PM June 1st, 2017

Hundreds flocked to Clover Park High School over Memorial Day weekend to honor fallen service members at the school’s ninth annual Arlington Project — a miniature, West coast version of the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Transportation

Published: 02:13PM May 25th, 2017

Construction on a portion of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s East Lincoln Road reopened Thursday. The one-mile section on Lewis Main has been going through a two-month full pavement replacement since first closing on March 27.

Award ceremony

Published: 02:12PM May 25th, 2017

Sergeant 1st Class Joshua Leach was one of more than 150 Soldiers awarded for their recent efforts in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel during a ceremony May 19 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Leach received the Silver Star Medal.

Change of Stole

Published: 10:41AM May 26th, 2017

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Khallid Shabazz, who holds a Ph. D. as well as four master’s degrees, has dedicated his life to working with service members of all religions. He grew up as a Lutheran in Louisiana and converted to Islam as an enlisted Soldier.

McChord Field

Published: 02:12PM May 18th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Pierce County and local city officials participated in the signing of a memorandum of agreement for a plan in action to create a proper North Clear Zone for McChord Field during the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership council meeting May 11 at Eagles Pride Golf Course.

Kids Understanding Deployment Operations

Published: 02:11PM May 18th, 2017

The JBLM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event for nearly 140 Joint Base Lewis-McChord children Saturday.

Pierce County Law Enforcement Memorial

Published: 03:41PM May 11th, 2017

The Pierce County Law Enforcement Memorial took place at Clover Park Technical College May 3.

25th annual Armed Forces Culinary Arts Competition

Published: 03:38PM May 11th, 2017

There were eight categories for the entire competition: chili, ribs, wings, cake, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, hot food kitchen floor and overall.

Department of Defense

Published: 03:35PM May 11th, 2017

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not gone to President Donald Trump yet with Afghanistan troop recommendations for 2017 and beyond.

Puget Sound Honor Flight

Published: 01:31PM May 4th, 2017

The event is one of four done annually by the Puget Sound Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization founded to serve World War II veterans. They pay all cost for the veterans to travel to Washington D.C., and visit monuments while celebrating their service along the way.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 01:30PM May 4th, 2017

Working in munitions his entire career, with his last position as the 62nd Maintenance Squadron munitions flight chief, Carl Barnes has dedicated his time in service to his country and his fellow Airmen.

Army Directive 2016-35

Published: 01:34PM May 4th, 2017

Army Directive 2016-35, “Army Policy on Military Service of Transgender Soldiers,” announced in June 2016 by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, lifted the Department of Defense’s ban on transgender service members. The directive established Army policies and procedures governing how Soldiers who would like to begin transition or are in various stages of transition must proceed in order to change their gender designation and continue Army service in their preferred gender.

Spring Flea Market

Published: 09:51AM May 3rd, 2017

A variety of items were sold at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Spring Flea Market Saturday at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. Anything that wasn’t sold – such as toys, tools and clothes – were donated to the Goodwill.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 02:41PM April 27th, 2017

The 62nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Tower at McChord Field responded quickly to prevent an aircraft incident April 11 on the McChord runway, when an U.S. Navy P-3 Orion seemingly lost all radio communications with them.

Operation Deploy Your Dress

Published: 02:39PM April 27th, 2017

Dresses and accessories were handed out April 20 at Operation Deploy your Dress’ first free formal wear giveaway at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Mission Oriented Training

Published: 02:44PM April 20th, 2017

Loadmasters from the 62nd Airlift Wing trained alongside Soldiers from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command to load a 121,000 pound Rough Terrain Container Handler onto a C-17 Globemaster III.

Operation Pacific Reach

Published: 02:42PM April 20th, 2017

POHANG, South Korea — On a bright and windy day, a gray U.S. Army landing craft utility ship loaded with tactical vehicles and other mission equipment to support exercise Operation Pacific Reach 2017 April 13 slowly made its way to the Trident Pier causeway at Pohang, South Korea, while U.S. Soldiers and Marines patiently wait.

Logistics Readiness Center

Published: 10:44AM April 24th, 2017

More than 650 vehicles and other pieces of military equipment were loaded on 300 trucks April 14 to Tuesday for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s largest commercial line haul to Camp Atterbury, Ind.