U.S. Air Force Photo / 2007

A C-5 Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., taxis on the McChord Field runway with portions of the McChord Field north clear zone in the background.

Northwest Guardian

The South Sound Military and Communities Partnership has initiated the first phase of the North Clear Zone project — an initiative to address incompatible land uses in the McChord Field north clear zone.

Published: 01:49PM October 20th, 2016

After a record low number of fires on base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials are asking folks to continue diligence as we enter the holiday season.

Published: 01:48PM October 20th, 2016

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James was named an honorary Tuskegee Airman and was presented the Tuskegee Airman red jacket during the Air Force Memorial’s 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14.

Published: 02:59PM October 13th, 2016

More than 30 service members graduated Oct. 6 from the management fellowship.

Published: 02:57PM October 13th, 2016

More than 1,700 Sailors and 700 Marines are supporting humanitarian efforts in Haiti in addition to aircraft such as MV-22 Ospreys, helicopters such as CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawks, and landing craft utility boats.

Published: 02:58PM October 13th, 2016

Joint Base Lewis-McChord recognized National Hispanic Heritage Month with an event at Carey Theater Oct. 6.

Published: 03:40PM October 6th, 2016

I Corps commanding general, Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza attended the 2016 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. Monday to Wednesday.

Published: 02:48PM October 6th, 2016

Staff Sergeant Matthew Siegele, 627th Force Support Squadron sports and fitness noncommissioned officer in charge, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was the first of six individuals to be recognized at the Heroes luncheon.

Published: 02:29PM October 6th, 2016

General Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing, served as the guest speaker at the ball. As vice chairman, Selva is the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer.

Published: 03:05PM September 29th, 2016

First Lieutenant Joshua Gurr, 47th Combat Support Hospital, won the JBLM level of the competition, and he will represent the 62nd Medical Brigade in the Army Best Medic Competition. Staff Sergeant David Nagle, Madigan Army Medical Center won the regional portion of the competition and will represent the region in the 2016 Command Sgt. Major Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition in October.

Published: 02:59PM September 29th, 2016

The 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord introduced the program during its Suicide Stand Down Days Sept. 22 and 23.

Published: 01:38PM September 28th, 2016

When Senior Airman Victoria Montgomery joined the 446th Logistics Readiness Flight, she didn’t anticipate supporting a mission that would lead to the initial production lot of the Air Force’s newest refueling tanker — the KC-46A Pegasus.

Published: 01:38PM September 28th, 2016

Breaking some ties of brotherhood can be difficult, but it can be even harder when your brother is also your twin.

Published: 01:28PM September 28th, 2016

Of the hundreds of thousands of people who are homeless in the U.S., one 446th Airlift Wing Airman knows all too well.

Published: 01:35PM September 22nd, 2016

In a ceremony Monday on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sgt. Daniel Malm, 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), 555th Engineer Brigade, was reunited with a ceramic plate he wore with his body armor that saved his life – twice – in 2011

Published: 12:56PM September 23rd, 2016

JBLM hosted a Remembrance Luncheon at the Club at McChord Field Sept. 16 as the finale of a week of events to honor America’s POWs and MIAs.

Published: 01:33PM September 22nd, 2016

POW and MIAs were honored at the annual 24-hour memorial run Sept 14.

Published: 01:13PM September 22nd, 2016

The recent visit by Army Under Secretary Patrick J. Murphy was a great opportunity to highlight JBLM’s transitions programs, which according to Murphy, are a model for other installations across the country.

Published: 10:20AM September 16th, 2016

The 54th annual Foofaraw Cruise took place Sept. 9 at the Olympia Yacht Club’s Island Home, treating about 500 service members to a day of relaxation.

Published: 02:29PM September 15th, 2016

Eugene Collins, the the deputy assistant secretary of the Army environment, safety and occupational health, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to present the Army Environmental Award Monday.

Published: 02:27PM September 15th, 2016

On Sept. 9, 1st SFG (A) Soldiers, friends, and family members came together to remember the extraordinary life of Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson in a memorial ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 02:26PM September 15th, 2016

Twenty-seven High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Reduced Range Practice Rockets are scheduled to be fired on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 27-29 to measure the noise from the rocket firing in an effort to save money from traveling to Yakima Training Center.

Published: 10:42AM September 12th, 2016

A small city of tents was erected to house the influx of U.S. and Canadian soldiers in Yongin, South Korea — more than 500 in all. The accommodations might seem rustic to the typical civilian, but to a soldier, they were pretty good.

Published: 02:04PM September 8th, 2016

John and Margaret Farrell, owner of Farrelli’s and McNamara’s Pub and Eatery in DuPont, and Lakewood City Manager John Caulfield were honored with the Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Service Award and inducted into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Civilian Hall of Fame at a ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main.

Published: 01:41PM September 2nd, 2016

Antiterrorism Month is near its end, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to be vigilant year-round.

Published: 01:41PM September 2nd, 2016


Published: 02:42PM September 1st, 2016

Edward Dvorak, a Vietnam veteran, was awarded the Silver Star at a ceremony Wednesday at the VFW in Tacoma.

Published: 02:40PM September 1st, 2016

Executive nurse, Col. Lena F. Gaudreau, AN, retired at JBLM after 36 years of military service.

Published: 02:43PM August 25th, 2016

Dozens of questions from the community were answered during the JBLM Facebook Town Hall Monday.

Published: 02:42PM August 25th, 2016

The 864th Engineer Battalion began work Aug. 15 on five major construction projects expected to provide training sites for Army Rangers.