Authorized newspaper of Joint Base Lewis-McChord   ·



Northwest Guardian

Northwest Guardian

Heading south on I-5 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord leads to the state capital, full of things to do

Published: 10:54AM August 28th, 2014

A non-descript trailer at the Orchard Combat Training Center with the word ‘moulage’ taped to the door hardly stands out from the other buildings spread throughout the expansive training area in Idaho.

Published: 11:21AM August 21st, 2014

Hope Corizzo was named volunteer of the month for August. Corizzo dedicates much of her time to the Lewis Community Spouses’ Club.

Published: 02:23PM August 21st, 2014

Throughout the ages, dogs have served as a valuable asset to militaries everywhere. In modern times, they continue to serve with U.S. service members in some of the most dangerous conflicts.

Published: 10:42AM August 21st, 2014

JBLM Aquatics hosts the final ‘Movie at the Beac’h event by showing “Frozen” Aug. 23 at Shoreline Park on JBLM Lewis North. This family outing will also include concessions for sale and a raffle for movie-themed prizes.

Published: 01:46PM August 21st, 2014

On a normal Sunday afternoon, sounds of birds chirping, water gently lapping at the side of a canoe and a breeze rustling tree branches are the only things heard while walking around YMCA Camp Seymour at Gig Harbor. Those sounds are quickly replaced as dozens and dozens of children arrive eager to take part in Camp Corral, Aug. 3 to 9.

Published: 01:45PM August 21st, 2014

The new “cigarette butler” is part of the Cigarette Waste Brigade utilized by Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps, to combat the tobacco related waste problem on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, starting Aug. 11.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

The Daffodil Festival and City of Tacoma present the Celebrating Military Service Parade on Saturday.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

More than 300 kids and parents convened at Shoreline Park on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday to take part in EFMP Day Camp. “It brings families closer together and they’re able to experience the types of things we take for granted,” Timmy Milligan, EFMP volunteer, said.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

Nearly 3,000 single service members flocked to the Warrior Zone on Aug. 7 to attend Single Service Member Day. The BOSS-hosted event offered an array of activities for service members.

Published: 12:00AM August 7th, 2014

Have a bite to eat and test your trivia know-how close to JBLM

Published: 12:55PM August 7th, 2014

Veterans of all ages and backgrounds experience what it’s like in the environmental field

Published: 12:47PM August 7th, 2014

Clinic works to erase women’s fear over getting mammograms.

Published: 03:30PM July 31st, 2014

The Pacific Northwest holds many gems and jewels for outdoor exploration – and much is explored thanks to the Northwest Adventure Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Some adventures are selling out fast.

Published: 04:44PM July 31st, 2014

Location is key for any business, and it’s no different for the Soldiers who run the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sew Shop.

Published: 05:06PM July 31st, 2014

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

Published: 05:09PM July 31st, 2014

A British Soldier holds Prox Dynamics' PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

There’s plenty to do on Joint Base Lewis-McChord throughout the week and into the weekend for families and singles.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Students visit and get cultural lessons at the Lewis Army Museum.

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

Now in its 10th year, Key, Peninsula Middle School’s NASA Explorer program continues to educate students while impacting their futures as they venture into college.

Published: 05:34PM July 17th, 2014

Biblical characters Moses and Miriam helped around 150 children, ages 5-12, explore what life was like in biblical times during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School event at the Lewis Main Chapel July 14-18.

Published: 01:17PM July 21st, 2014

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has named Clover Park Technical College’s veterans navigator Jonathan Wagner the 2013- 14 Vet Corps Member of the Year

Published: 02:57PM July 17th, 2014

Capes and masks, ranging in color from Batman-black to Iron Man red, will be flooding through Soldiers Field House Saturday.

Published: 04:59PM July 17th, 2014

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients after a concussion (mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI).

Published: 05:12PM July 10th, 2014

More than 50 Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently graduated from a four-week Master Fitness Training Course focusing on the latest methods for Army physical readiness.

Published: 06:10PM July 17th, 2014

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program will hold its fifth annual “Run to Home Base,” presented by New Balance, Saturday at historic Fenway Park in Boston. More than 2,000 runners and walkers — hundreds of active-duty military and military family members in their ranks — will take part to raise funds and awareness for programs that support veterans and their families healing from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Published: 03:49PM July 10th, 2014

The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service’s aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

Published: 03:42PM July 10th, 2014

Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially operated bank of servers.

Published: 03:37PM July 10th, 2014

A light bulb drawn over someone’s head usually symbolizes an idea — but could the type of light bulb, or type of lighting, actually affect how well someone is able to think?

Published: 02:26PM July 10th, 2014

Warm and dry summer nights make for great camping conditions, and there’s plenty of choice spots near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.