Sgt. Cengly Compton and Staff Sgt. Albert Compton spent New Year’s Eve watching babies being born on old “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes with no idea they would be encountering the real thing the next day. But when Cengly’s water broke in the middle of the night, it was time to head to the hospital.
Airmen from the 1st Weather Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord earned bragging rights after recently being named by the Air Force as the most outstanding weather squadron for 2016.
JBLM leaders host holiday reception at American Lake Conference Center Saturday.
Charlie Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment was officially inactivated during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 15, 2016.
On Tuesday, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits as a way to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties. The OPAT will also be used to assess some Soldiers who are reclassifying into a different MOS.
Members of the McChord Field Honor Guard were recognized by McChord leadership for their service during a change or responsibility ceremony Dec. 13 at the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Here’s look back at the highlights from 2016.
KUMAMOTO, Japan Fortunately, the Soldiers on an accident scene in Japan Dec. 1 were Army combat medics Sgt. Mario Ratto, Spc. Sandy Rushing and Pfc. Jonathan Fish and jumped into action.
Families of fallen service members decorated the JBLM Survivor Outreach Services’ Tree Dec. 9 to remember their heroes.
The 81st Brigade will be assigned to the 7th Infantry Division, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 81st Bde. and 7th ID have a great deal of shared history — serving in both world wars, the Cold War and Operation Enduring Freedom to name a few — but this new milestone is expected to strengthen an already sturdy relationship.
Local service member families received Christmas trees Dec. 2 and Saturday as part of the Trees for Troops program, through which FedEx has shipped more than 176,000 Christmas trees to 65 bases in 17 countries during the past 12 years.
The 446th Security Forces Squadron collaborated to plan and execute a comprehensive active shooter exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sunday.
General Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey visited JBLM to discuss the Ready and Resilient Campaign — also known as R2C.
It didn’t matter if the Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing could attend the wing commander’s call in person to get answers to their questions — they could text them in to Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, if they couldn’t make it.
National Native American Indian Heritage Month was celebrated at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with an educational and entertaining cultural production at Carey Theater Nov. 22.
Leaders from the South Sound area received an update from Joint Base Lewis-McChord leadership Nov. 18 at the JBLM Senior Leaders’ Community Update Breakfast at American Lake Conference Center.
After 35 years of military service, Maj. Gen. William K. Fuller, former deputy commanding general of I Corps, retired from the Army during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Nov. 18.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new JBLM Wastewater Treatment Plant took place Monday. The new center replaces a 65-year old facility.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed six new citizens at Naturalization Ceremony Nov. 9 at the Club at McChord Field.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers and leaders from I Corps were out in force Veterans Day weekend to offer support to local communities across the Puget Sound region.
The winner of Miss Idaho USA 2017, Cassie Lewis, was crowned Saturday in Boise, Idaho in only her second time competing in the pageant world.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, took over command of the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar mission in Afghanistan during a ceremony held at Bagram Airfield Nov. 2.
The JBLM Fall Cleanup Week and Ammunition Amnesty Day tidied up the base Oct. 31 through Friday.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord units began supporting more than 40 Veterans Day events hosted by schools, veterans groups, and other organizations in local communities from November 3 through Saturday.
Twenty family members of World War I veteran, John Goodman, gathered at Lewis Main Saturday for a posthumous Silver Star and purple heart presentation. The event Goodman is being honored for occurred almost 100 years ago to the day of the presentation.
Donnie Weeks, 91, wanted to share a treasure she was entrusted with — a brass bell — that was given to her by a notable Japanese family as a sign of peace for the two countries. The bell was turned over to I Corps officials in a presentation in DuPont Oct. 25.
Of the 832 Soldiers who started the Expert Infantryman Badge testing, only 143 Soldiers successfully completed all the required tasks and earned their Badge – making the attrition rate 83 percent.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness Conference at the Club at McChord Field Oct. 21.
Refuse To Lose raised awareness about veteran suicide numbers.
The national earthquake drill allowed people on JBLM to practice earthquake safety