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Northwest Guardian

Army Reserve Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion (General Support), 214th Aviation Regiment did their annual search and rescue team training May 15.

Published: 02:00PM May 21st, 2015

President Barack Obama announced May 13 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I Soldiers, who were previously overlooked for the nation’s highest military award for valor.

Published: 01:32PM May 21st, 2015

More than 2,000 retirees attended the JBLM Retiree Appreciation Day May 15 at American Lake Conference Center.

Published: 01:52PM May 21st, 2015

More than 700 Junior ROTC cadets marched for their Sunset Pass and Review May 12 at Stadium High School.

Published: 02:19PM May 21st, 2015

With Clover Park Technical College, Camo2Commerce and CAMPS working together, 14 active-duty service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord enrolled as students in CPTC’s 18-credit certificate Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing and Engineering (FSME) program have hope for the future after they transition out of the military.

Published: 01:50PM May 21st, 2015

Throughout history, countries have relied on each other and their militaries to succeed, and with one program, service members from separate nations are able to work together to learn more about another nation’s military. The military exchange program gives a service member in the Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force an opportunity to work for the other nation for three years at a time to learn their systems and methods.

Published: 01:40PM May 21st, 2015

On a drive home from a major training exercise, Capt. John McDougall, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment chaplain, gave thanks in prayer for the safety of his Rangers over the previous weeks. Then he realized that his recent experiences had a basis for a book.

Published: 01:31PM May 21st, 2015

American flags proudly displayed and waved for all to see alongside homemade signs spread amongst the crowd and everyone’s cameras on standby ready to capture the moment their loved one steps off the plane.

Published: 01:30PM May 21st, 2015

Airmen with the 1st Weather Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recognize that not everyone receives a basic allowance for housing. Therefore, they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and have now built 12 low-cost homes for local families in need.

Published: 01:08PM May 14th, 2015

The fairways on Eagles Pride Golf Course will soon be varying in lushness in a unique way.

Published: 01:06PM May 14th, 2015

A service member injured in combat today has a greater than 90 percent survival rate, a Puget Sound Military Health System officer recently shared with community members.

Published: 12:59PM May 14th, 2015

201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade’s Courage Inn Dining Facility wins Phillip A. Connelly Award, with help from the 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion and 62nd Medical Brigade.

Published: 11:27AM May 14th, 2015

Comic book and cartoon icons were portrayed during the Madigan Army Medical Center’s annual Nurses Run May 6. Costumed runners ran either a 5K or a two-mile route in a fun, stress relieving event to kick off Nurses Week.

Published: 12:22PM May 7th, 2015

The seventh annual Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk Saturday reconnected Nisqually Indian Tribe members with their ancestral lands and is an important part of tribal history to the younger generations.

Published: 12:55PM May 7th, 2015

Julia Santiago, at 94 years old, works at the Subway at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Published: 01:41PM May 7th, 2015

Volunteer award winners honored at luncheon by JBLM command team and special guests.

Published: 12:51PM May 7th, 2015

May Volunteer of the Month Donna Handoe has been volunteering at bases around the country for 24 years.

Published: 04:17PM April 30th, 2015

Castles and Cannons, the dining facility run by 17th Field Artillery Brigade and 555th Engineer Brigade, is the first grab-and-go DFAC on JBLM.

Published: 03:05PM April 30th, 2015

Prior to the launch of the Allied invasion of Normandy, the remarks made by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied commander, to this day, still carry weight for one of the service members he was addressing.

Published: 02:48PM April 30th, 2015

Ten churches from surrounding areas performed at Grace Gospel’s 7th Annual Praise Dance Showcase April 26 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord at Lewis Chapel North.

Published: 04:37PM May 11th, 2015

Reservists in the 446th Airlift Wing hail from across the country, although a vast majority reside in the Puget Sound area. For many, the commute to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for Reserve duty is less than an hour. Not so for a loadmaster with the 728th Airlift Squadron.

Published: 02:22PM April 30th, 2015

Local author and military wife Mel Massey led a class on “How to Get Published” Saturday at the McChord Library. Massey plans to give future classes assisting writers at JBLM.

Published: 02:20PM April 30th, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord volunteers took time out of their busy schedules last week to lend their green thumbs to beautifying the base during “Earth Week.” The annual sustainability awareness and volunteer event, held in recognition of Earth Day, received the participation of more than 60 volunteers this year.


Published: 02:20PM April 30th, 2015

The film “We Were Soldiers” not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show “We Serve,” it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

Published: 02:35PM April 23rd, 2015

Child saved by quick thinking caregiver at Lewis North Child Development Center.

Published: 08:47AM April 23rd, 2015

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked 1,500 fish in Carter Lake for the McChord Field Top 3 annual Kids’ Fishing Derby on McChord Field.

Published: 08:43AM April 23rd, 2015

Life as a prisoner of war can be difficult to imagine, but with the help of a POW, McChord Field Airmen got an insight of what it is like inside a prison camp.

Published: 08:24AM April 17th, 2015

Kara Gibson, wife of retired Staff Sergeant Jason Gibson, hopes to use own experiences with an injured spouse to help others.

Published: 02:17PM April 16th, 2015

Over the course of 30 minutes driving around JBLM, 1st Lt. Samuel Wharton, 51st Military Police Detachment, 504th Military Police Battalion and Law Enforcement Operations Officer in the Directorate of Emergency Services, saw nine people swerving, not looking at the road and slamming on their breaks – all signs of distracted driving.

Published: 02:16PM April 16th, 2015

A new, unique fire training facility that trains Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighters how to get out of a jam, literally, opened April 9 on McChord Field.