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Staff Sgt. Miles Capehart, right, of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, has the Purple Heart pinned by Maj. Gen. James Kraft Jr., U.S. Army Special Operations Command commanding general, during a ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 13.

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

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Nearly 300 members of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment received medals and awards from a recent deployment to Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria during a special ceremony April 13 at the battalion’s memorial on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Remembrance Day

Published: 02:39PM April 19th, 2018

Hundreds of Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from Joint Base Lewis-McChord attended the Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember and reflect on the tragedy.

Rape Aggression Defense Program

Published: 02:36PM April 19th, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month to raise awareness around the commitment to recognize and stop situations that can escalate to sexual assault.

Salute to Armed Forces Night

Published: 02:37PM April 19th, 2018

After the first pitches, military service members from active and reserve components, veterans and members of various service organizations took positions on the infield to be recognized by members of the Mariners and almost 30,000 cheering baseball fans.

JBLM Kids’ Fest

Published: 02:43PM April 12th, 2018

Hundreds of children and parents participated in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Kids’ Fest April 5 at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main.

National Guard

Published: 02:38PM April 12th, 2018

President Donald Trump authorized the National Guard, with the affected governors’ approval, to enhance its support to U.S. Customs and Border Protection along the southern U.S. border. In a presidential memorandum April 4, he said a “drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border” is threatening national security.

JBLM Directorate of Public Works

Published: 02:35PM April 12th, 2018

Amtrak began moving the train pieces currently stored on JBLM Tuesday.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 02:28PM April 5th, 2018

Spc. Carl Denis was one of four Soldiers in the 7th Infantry Division to receive this year’s Green to Gold Scholarship to be a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army upon college graduation.

JBLM Directorate of Public Works

Published: 02:26PM April 5th, 2018

The portion of Pendleton Avenue between 9th Division and North Division will be getting a facelift on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with construction possibly completed by early July. Additional projects are ongoing in front of Waller Hall, Grandstaff Library and McVeigh Sports and Fitness Center.

Red Cross Volunteers

Published: 02:25PM April 5th, 2018

At Joint Base Lewis-McChord alone, 108 adult Red Cross volunteers gave 7,242 hours in 2017.

2018 Association of the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium

Published: 05:00PM March 29th, 2018

By 2028, the U.S. Army will be fully ready to deploy, fight and win decisively against any adversary, anytime and anywhere in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict, the Army’s secretary said March 26 in Huntsville, Ala.

Information Night

Published: 04:54PM March 29th, 2018

U.S. Service Academy Information Nights provided an opportunity for youth from Thurston and Pierce counties interested in attending a military academy to learn how to get a congressional recommendation.

Retirement Ceremony

Published: 04:47PM March 29th, 2018

Michael Grenko retires Sunday after 50 years of government work through military and civilian service.

Department of Defense

Published: 12:00AM March 23rd, 2018

Service secretaries addressed the challenges of providing taxpayers more defense value for their money, and getting innovation into warfighters’ hands faster during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the Defense Department’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.

Women’s History Month

Published: 04:28PM March 22nd, 2018

The 17th Field Artillery Brigade hosted I Corps’ Women’s History Month observance Tuesday at French Theater to honor trailblazing women in the military who paved the way for future generations.

Vietnam Veterans Day

Published: 04:23PM March 22nd, 2018

Any Vietnam-era veteran who served on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, is invited to visit the Lewis Main Exchange or the McChord Field Exchange Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, to receive their United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin.

JBLM ShamROCKin’ Run 5K

Published: 02:19PM March 15th, 2018

Nearly 800 participants gathered for the rebranded ShamROCKin’ Run on Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 10 at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main. In addition to a 1K and 5K run, families enjoyed rock and Irish-themed activities.

Department of Defense

Published: 02:16PM March 15th, 2018

Research on the effectiveness of including women in military peace-building and conflict resolution negotiations found that peace agreements between civil society groups are 64 percent more likely to succeed — and 35 percent more likely to last at least 15 years — than agreements that overlooked the female perspective.

Change of Responsibility

Published: 02:13PM March 15th, 2018

Yakima Training Center welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Paul DeSanto March 9 during a change of responsibility ceremony.

Army Emergency Relief Campaign

Published: 03:16PM March 8th, 2018

The Army Emergency Relief Campaign kicked off with an event at Carey Theater March 2.

SHARP Summit

Published: 03:11PM March 8th, 2018

The senior and junior leaders of both 17th Field Artillery Brigade and 201st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade come together on Joint Base Lewis-McChord as one for a or the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program summit March 1.

JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Published: 03:06PM March 8th, 2018

The Newcomers Orientation is a great way for service members and families new to the installation to learn about Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 02:45PM March 6th, 2018

Air Force Gen. John Hyten said the top priority of his command is deterring the use of nuclear weapons, preventing the use of those weapons against the United States and its allies, and preventing a catastrophic space or cyberspace activity.

Published: 02:43PM March 6th, 2018

Although married life is tough for any couple, dual-military romances face unique obstacles, but can withstand the test of time with love.

Directorate of Emergency Services

Published: 03:57PM March 1st, 2018

Robert Miller was officially sworn into the role of chief of police for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Directorate of Emergency Services during a ceremony Feb. 22 at the Lewis Main Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

Army Spouse of the Year

Published: 03:55PM March 1st, 2018

Krista Simpson Anderson, Gold Star spouse and wife of an active duty Green Beret with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), has been named Military Spouse Magazine’s 2018 Army Spouse of the Year as well as the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Military Spouse of the Year.

Hiring our Heroes and Military Spouse Program

Published: 11:20AM March 5th, 2018

Hundreds of military spouses and 80 local employers gathered at American Lake Conference Center last week for a two-day Hiring our Heroes and Military spouse Program reception and hiring event.

African-American History Month

Published: 03:37PM February 22nd, 2018

The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted JBLM’s African-American History Month event Tuesday and invited artists to perform.

Family readiness

Published: 03:32PM February 22nd, 2018

Senator Patty Murray , along with other local lawmakers — including U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and former U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks — helped push for passage of to secure funding for schools on military bases.

Department of Defense Office of Personnel and Readiness

Published: 03:24PM February 22nd, 2018

DOD’s office of personnel and readiness has “come out with a policy that if you’re not deployable for a year or more, you’re going to have to go somewhere else,” said James Mattis, secretary of defense.