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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Khallid Shabazz delivers the keynote address at the JBLM Martin Luther King Jr. Observance at Carey Theater Jan. 11.

JBLM Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

Northwest Guardian

JBLM celebrated the life of slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. with a ceremony at Carey Theater on Lewis Main Jan. 11.

Department of Defense

Published: 01:48PM January 18th, 2018

A continuing resolution is designed to be a short-term bridge as lawmakers form a new budget, the chairman said. But this year, the department will be under a continuing resolution for four months. The current continuing resolution runs out Friday.

16th Combat Aviation Brigade

Published: 01:43PM January 18th, 2018

With the new year just starting and people beginning their resolutions, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade also turned a page by bidding farewell to Col. William Ryan III and welcoming Col. Matthew Braman to the brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 10.

446th Airlift Wing

Published: 03:06PM January 11th, 2018

Colonel Sean Pierce assumed his role as the 446th Airlift Wing’s newest commander following a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 6.

U.S. Army Forces Command

Published: 03:01PM January 11th, 2018

During a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a Mission Readiness Brief Tuesday, Gen. Robert Abrams, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, took a moment to personally recognize Soldiers from the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade for their outstanding achievements after competing and winning in not one, but two competitions against other units within U.S. Army Forces Command.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 02:54PM January 11th, 2018

The 7th Infantry Division hosted a change of responsibility ceremony at Harrison Hall Jan. 5 to welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Helton.

Amtrak Train Derailment

Published: 02:08PM January 4th, 2018

The events of the Amtrak derailment near DuPont Dec. 18 led to several local and national media outlets reaching out to Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Public Affairs team through the week. In addition to media inquiries, JBLM PAO also spent countless hours updating the community through social media channels.

Armed Services Blood Bank Center

Published: 02:04PM January 4th, 2018

Overall, 176 people came into the Armed Services Blood Bank Center–Pacific Northwest throughout the day to donate blood after the Amtrak train derailment.

Change of Responsibility

Published: 01:59PM January 4th, 2018

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s former garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Mulryan turned the reins over to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Kenny Clayborn during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at French Theater Dec. 19.

Redeployment ceremony

Published: 01:55PM January 4th, 2018

The 5-3 FA didn’t have just one mission while deployed to U.S. Central Command Area of Operation, they had several. They were spread throughout the region, located in five countries and 12 locations.

Rainier War

Published: 03:12PM December 14th, 2017

Rainier War has solely been hosted as an air training exercise for several years. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers have been invited to participate for the past few years.

Change of Responsibility

Published: 03:04PM December 14th, 2017

Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Mulryan will retire after a change of responsibility ceremony Dec. 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Yama Sakura 73

Published: 03:02PM December 14th, 2017

For 35 years, the United States has been demonstrating its commitment to its strategic alliance and military partnership with Japan through Yama Sakura.

Reagan National Defense Forum

Published: 02:28PM December 7th, 2017

Patrick Shanahan, deputy defense secretary, was the closing speaker at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., and he spoke how the department is putting the president’s orders into effect.

Fallen Heroes Memorial

Published: 02:29PM December 7th, 2017

Survivor Outreach Services’ fourth annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Tree Decorating Potluck took place at at Waller Hall Dec. 2.

Sextortion warning

Published: 02:27PM December 7th, 2017

When using a legitimate online dating site, victims are more apt to provide personal information and or participate in online compromising acts; however, CID officials said to be very cautious of their online communications and activity and not share intimate, personal information with strangers or people you have never met in person.

Lewis Army Museum

Published: 11:44AM December 5th, 2017

The Lewis Army Museum is celebrating military history Saturday with “A Great War Christmas,” a chance to learn about the famous World War I Christmas truce of 1914, make a traditional paper chain garland and enjoy some holiday games and music.

201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade

Published: 02:57PM November 30th, 2017

The 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 22 served at the unit’s dining facility, Courage Inn on Thanksgiving Eve.

U.S. and China Disaster Management Exchange

Published: 02:55PM November 30th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the 571st Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, participated in the event.

John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award

Published: 12:24PM November 22nd, 2017

Master Sergeant Monique DuBose, 62nd Office of the Inspector General superintendent, was honored for outstanding civic contributions during the Rotary Club of Tacoma No. 8 Veterans Day program Nov. 9.

Senate Confirmation

Published: 12:23PM November 22nd, 2017

Dr. Mark Esper named four broad priorities he would focus on if he were confirmed as secretary of the Army. Those include ensuring Soldiers, their families and Army civilians are “well-led, well-supported and well-cared for.”

USO Northwest Camp Lewis Center

Published: 12:21PM November 22nd, 2017

The USO Northwest Camp Lewis Center opened Monday with a ceremony at its new site inside America’s Credit Union on Lewis Main.

Warfighter Exercise 18-2

Published: 01:41PM November 16th, 2017

I Corps’ most recent exercise is designed to enhance real-world readiness. This is no small task for the G-6 section where they train in a real-world environment establishing and maintaining communications networks throughout I Corps from the ground up.

Veterans in Blue 2017

Published: 01:40PM November 16th, 2017

Former McChord Field Airman one of the 38 Air Force veterans highlighted in 2017’s Veterans in Blue.

Auburn Veterans Day Parade

Published: 01:39PM November 16th, 2017

The parade, which has been in existence since 1965, has grown into one of the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi River and positively focuses on honoring both veterans and service members and to their military missions of defending freedom around the world.

Operation Care Fair

Published: 03:46PM November 9th, 2017

A wellness fair with only the fun parts, that was the Operation Care Fair at American Lake Conference Center on Lewis North Saturday.

1st SFG (Airborne)

Published: 03:45PM November 9th, 2017

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shane Gandy’s contributions over his 23 year career was not lost on the Special Forces community in which he served. Air Force Lt. Gen. Scott Howell, U.S. Special Operations Command vice commander, presented Gandy the 2017 Peter J. Ortiz-OSS Award at the William J. Donovan Award Dinner in Washington D.C. Oct. 21.

Multicomponent Activation Ceremony

Published: 03:42PM November 9th, 2017

During the ceremony, the Soldiers switched patches they wore from their Reserve units and replaced them with the iconic hourglass patch of 7th Infantry Division. The ceremony was used to recognize the division as one of the newest multicomponent divisions in the Army.

4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Published: 01:44PM November 2nd, 2017

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jacob M. Sims, 36, from the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was in Afghanistan flying in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

North Clear Zone

Published: 01:42PM November 2nd, 2017

Members of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 627th Civil Engineer Squadron, 627th Air Base Group, cleared out the McChord Field’s North Clear Zone and a homeless encampment in Lakewood as part of JBLM’s 2017 Fall Installation Cleanup Oct. 31. The weeklong event started Monday and concluded Friday with various efforts across the base.