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Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson

An Airman jumps out of an MH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast alternate insertion and extraction training with Soldiers from the 160th SOAR July 14, at American Lake on JBLM. The Airmen from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron conducted 10 daytime helocast iterations and eight nighttime helocast iterations over a two-day span. The Airman is assigned to the 22nd STSÕ Red Team.

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Airmen and Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord practiced amphibious special-operations tactics during a water training exercise at American Lake July 14 and 15.

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.

Published: 05:06PM July 3rd, 2014

Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world so they designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind.

Published: 01:27PM July 3rd, 2014

Beach yourself along the water while the weather’s good. It’s an unspoken Washington truism for the brief summer window of July and August, and beaches here and in Oregon are just waiting for your bare feet.

Published: 05:32PM June 26th, 2014

Professional skateboarder Torey Pudwill was surprised to find that there is a skateboarding community in the military — especially at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 04:46PM June 26th, 2014

For 60 years, Air Force Entertainment has gathered some of the most talented musicians, vocalists and dancers for a world tour. This year as with most, the tour included a June 18 stop at Hangar 9 on JBLM’s McChord Field.

Published: 03:57PM June 26th, 2014

Dozens of Airmen got the chance to be on the other side of the interview table with employers like Starbucks and Microsoft June 20 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 02:06PM June 26th, 2014

For Col. John O’Brien, being healthy was part of his job; as the Chief of the Department of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, he focused on Soldier health and wellness

Published: 05:20PM June 19th, 2014

With spring showing its brightest colors and weather warming up, it’s easy to see how the topic of safety can get lost among thoughts of summer trips to the beach.

Published: 05:11PM June 19th, 2014

When a young man or woman takes the Oath of Enlistment to join the United States military, the usual setting is not in front of more than 22,000 baseball fans as it was for 10 enlistees June 13 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Published: 03:55PM June 19th, 2014

Networking can lead to mentorship opportunities or even new jobs. For two sergeants major, networking led to a unique training opportunity for more than 200 Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 03:48PM June 19th, 2014

Before the sun rises each day, Andrea Mullin is already up ready to greet the day. If she’s lucky, she’s gotten little more than six hours of sleep before she’s busy getting her three daughters ready for school.

Published: 02:11PM June 19th, 2014

The Northwest is flush with music this time of year, with mass concerts almost every weekend from now through Labor Day.

Published: 06:01PM June 12th, 2014

Seventeen years ago, a young Kenyan girl and her family embarked on a 7,000-mile journey to America; they hoped for a better life, a brighter future and the opportunity to succeed.

Published: 05:24PM June 12th, 2014

French toast bacon cupcakes ... with wasabi powder glaze. Imagine that as part of a three-course meal cooked up on a Mobile Kitchen Trailer outside of Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s American Lake Conference Center.

Published: 04:46PM June 12th, 2014

Two Joint Base Lewis-McChord residents are on very different academic paths, but they share an ambition to work on inspiring projects and recently, they were recognized accordingly.

Published: 05:17PM June 12th, 2014

For 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, an air cavalry squadron that flies OH-58D Kiowa helicopters, the event was a last “hoorah” before wrapping up its nine-month tour on the peninsula and returning to their home station on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 04:42PM June 12th, 2014

A Gold Star wife was honored during a ceremony prior to the Combat Dual Major and Home Run Derby Softball Tournament held May 30 at Russell Road Park in Kent.