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1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and their family members, help repair the walking paths at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma recently. This was a project of the Tomahawk Volunteer Program, a program that gives Soldiers opportunities to volunteer and help give back to the community surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Over the last two years, the Tomahawk Volunteer Program has had more than 500 participants made up of Soldiers, family members and friends and has given back more than 3,500 hours of community service over the last two years.

Published: 04:02PM July 28th, 2016

During a candlelight vigil in 2009 for slain Washington state police officers, Seattle Police Department Detective Carrie McNally was inspired to do something to bring the first responder community together in a positive way.

Published: 04:02PM July 28th, 2016

Congressional staffers received a tour of JBLM, briefings describing the JBLM and I Corps missions, toured a 62nd Airlift Wing C-17 and learned of 7th Infantry Division resources July 19.

Published: 04:02PM July 28th, 2016

Thirty would-be artists showed up for a Wine and Canvas event at the Club at McChord Field July 22.

Published: 01:35PM July 14th, 2016

The commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, said the troops headed to Iraq will serve a support role, “to help expand the base at Qayyarah West airfield into a node that can support the Iraqi security forces as they move forward with the Mosul operation.”

Published: 01:34PM July 14th, 2016

More than 2,800 members of the local community walked around the Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake and toured different aircraft, both military and civilian, up-close.

Published: 01:32PM July 14th, 2016

Soldier from Madigan Army Medical Center became a U.S. citizen June 15.

Published: 03:33PM July 5th, 2016

The 62nd Medical Brigade, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command hosted an Expert Field Medical Badge competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 18 to 23 for qualified medical personnel to earn the badge while enhancing medical readiness.

Published: 01:38PM June 30th, 2016

More than 40 people turned out for the one-day Texas Hold ‘Em tournament Saturday at the Club at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where prizes included gift cards of $400, $300 and $200.

Published: 01:35PM June 30th, 2016

The I Corps command sergeant major called upon squad leaders to share their thoughts and ideas during a Not in My Squad workshop held June 22-23. The I Corps workshop focused primarily on identifying ways to end sexual violence in the Army.

Published: 01:34PM June 30th, 2016

62nd Airlift Wing airdropped nearly 300 American, Gabonese and French paratroopers for the exercise Central Accord 2016 in and around Libreville, Gabon, on the western coast of Africa

Published: 03:25PM June 23rd, 2016

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.