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Firefighters work to save Snow after rescuing her from a Clarkmoor house fire Jan. 3. Snow suffered severe smoke inhalation from the fire.

JBLM Fire and Emergency Services

Northwest Guardian

A service dog named Snow, a white husky, is back at work with his human mom, Pfc. Christina Carter after being rescued from a house fire on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in January. The dog was carried out of the smoke-filled house by JBLM firefighters and resuscitated before being transported to an Olympia veterinarian.

62nd Medical Squadron

Published: 03:25PM March 16th, 2017

Surgeons General meet with 62nd MDS leadership to discuss some of the unique aspects of running a medical squadron on an Army-led joint base.

Battalion Mass Tactical Week

Published: 03:24PM March 16th, 2017

During the exercise, aircrews received training in a variety of areas to include formation flying, airdrop, static-line jumps of Soldiers and the experience of working with Airmen from different units.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 02:15PM March 9th, 2017

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee was recently inducted into the Signal Corps Regimental Association by Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers during a surprise moment at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.

Crystal Mountain Resort

Published: 02:15PM March 9th, 2017

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier saved a Gig Harbor woman after she went off a cliff and got tangled in the trees while skiing on Crystal Mountain Feb. 18.

I Corps

Published: 02:09PM March 9th, 2017

Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza is in the last few weeks of his tenure as the commanding general of I Corps, headquartered at JBLM about 45 minutes south of Seattle. During his time in command, he has made it a priority to connect the military to the public.

Mystic Archer Exercise

Published: 03:21PM March 2nd, 2017

The Mystic Archer exercise Feb. 23 and 24 aimed to prepare JBLM senior leaders for an active shooter scenario.

Task Force Sentinel

Published: 03:13PM March 2nd, 2017

The task force deployed for nine months and provided intelligence for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel missions in Afghanistan. Task Force Sentinel’s mission was to collect, process, exploit and disseminate intelligence throughout Afghanistan in order to enable partner Afghan forces to better target the enemy and protect U.S. forces.

Appreciation Day

Published: 03:14PM March 2nd, 2017

The JBLM Retiree Health Promotion Fair, the largest continental United States-based retiree appreciation fair, is scaling back the health screenings and services offered to retired military TRICARE beneficiaries.

Human Resources Command Road Show

Published: 12:11PM February 23rd, 2017

The HRC Road Show senior leaders from the Human Resources Command travel from installation to installation talking about changes to current programs and initiatives. The event featured two sessions on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one with Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamonds, HRC deputy chief of staff, and HRC Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Jefferson.

Career Fair

Published: 12:11PM February 23rd, 2017

Military spouses showcased their talents to nearly 100 employers.

Chief master sergeant of the Air Force

Published: 12:10PM February 23rd, 2017

Well-wishers from all around the Air Force came to bid farewell to the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and welcome the 18th CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright during a transition and retirement ceremony Feb. 17 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.


Published: 01:48PM February 16th, 2017

JBLM commander addressed the Yelm Chamber Of Commerce Wednesday to give JBLM updates.

7th annual JBLM Brewfest

Published: 01:48PM February 16th, 2017

The 2017 annual JBLM Brewfest highlighted professional brewers and homebrewers.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 01:46PM February 16th, 2017

On Monday, both nations started to work closely together during training exercises for the next two weeks, building stronger ties and greater interoperability between the two nations.

627th Air Base Group

Published: 08:13AM February 10th, 2017

Maj. Gen. Christopher J. Bence, commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday to Friday. The 627th Air Base Group is one of nine military units under his command.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 01:27PM February 9th, 2017

The 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier-Centered Medical Home model draws the brigade’s medical providers out of their battalion aid stations (which still perform sick call duties) and combines them with Madigan Army Medical Center civilian nurses and other support staff to provide Soldiers with more robust care at their primary care clinic.

Published: 11:29AM February 6th, 2017

Fourth and fifth graders at JBLM’s Rainier Elementary School recently received feedback from law enforcement when installation military police judged the students’ science projects.


Published: 12:46PM February 2nd, 2017

The event was co-sponsored by the University of Washington-Tacoma and Joint Base Lewis-McChord with Joe Lawless, executive director at the Center of Leadership and Social Responsibility at the university, moderating the event

Secretary of Defense

Published: 12:45PM February 2nd, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis once again swore “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” Jan. 27 just as he did as a young Marine Reservist in 1969. Mattis retired as a four-star general in 2013.

Published: 03:40PM January 26th, 2017

Hillside Youth Center teens, members of its leadership oriented Keystone Club, met with local law enforcement Jan. 20 for “Uniting Forces: Teen and Law,” a chance to dialogue, create discussion and an atmosphere of understanding and trust.

Published: 03:39PM January 26th, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis’ first call to a defense counterpart since his confirmation Jan. 20 was made to Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan.

Published: 03:39PM January 26th, 2017

According to a release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Torres’ battalion had its position overrun by enemy forces along the east bank of the Naktong River, South Korea, on Sept. 1, 1950. During this attack, Torres was reported missing in action near Changnyeong, South Korea.

Published: 02:05PM January 19th, 2017

Director of the Strategic Capabilities Office at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and members of his staff visited the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., laboratory to see the unmanned joint tactical aerial resupply vehicle.

Published: 02:05PM January 19th, 2017

Watch out for fast trains on local train tracks. Slow moving freight trains will be replaced by high speed passengers trains in the fall and WSDOT is beginning this month testing the route with fast moving trains.

Published: 02:04PM January 19th, 2017

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2017 recently raised the Army’s end strength to just more than 1 million Soldiers for all components.

Published: 01:08PM January 12th, 2017

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.

Published: 01:07PM January 12th, 2017

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.

Published: 01:07PM January 12th, 2017

JBLM leaders host holiday reception at American Lake Conference Center Saturday.

Published: 03:08PM January 5th, 2017

Charlie Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment was officially inactivated during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 15, 2016.