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62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen and Soldiers load a Rough Terrain Container Handler onto a C-17 Globemaster III during a Mission Oriented Training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 13.

Mission Oriented Training

Loadmasters from the 62nd Airlift Wing trained alongside Soldiers from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command to load a 121,000 pound Rough Terrain Container Handler onto a C-17 Globemaster III.

Operation Pacific Reach

Published: 02:42PM April 20th, 2017

POHANG, South Korea — On a bright and windy day, a gray U.S. Army landing craft utility ship loaded with tactical vehicles and other mission equipment to support exercise Operation Pacific Reach 2017 April 13 slowly made its way to the Trident Pier causeway at Pohang, South Korea, while U.S. Soldiers and Marines patiently wait.

Logistics Readiness Center

Published: 10:44AM April 24th, 2017

More than 650 vehicles and other pieces of military equipment were loaded on 300 trucks April 14 to Tuesday for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s largest commercial line haul to Camp Atterbury, Ind.

510th Fighter Squadron

Published: 12:16PM April 14th, 2017

The pact, a deal that the last two surviving members of that unit would share a final toast of brandy in support of their fallen comrades, came to happen April 7 in Seattle and Lompoc, Calif., when retired Col. Ralph Jenkins and retired Maj. M.E. Johns toasted each other virtually through the technology of the Facetime application.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 12:09PM April 14th, 2017

A conference room at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division Headquarters was dedicated Wednesday in honor of the Lt. General Hal Moore, who died Feb. 10.

62nd Maintenance Squadron

Published: 12:07PM April 14th, 2017

The 2,200-pound flap change was the first time it was completed by maintainers at McChord Field.

Date Safe Project

Published: 04:39PM April 6th, 2017

The importance of asking before acting was stressed at a “Can I Kiss You?” Date Safe Project event in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at Carey Theater Monday.

75th Ranger Regiment

Published: 04:37PM April 6th, 2017

In the Army, the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific Northwest, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is the only center that does this process, according to Victor Shermer at the JBLM center.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 04:33PM April 6th, 2017

During the patch change ceremony, the Soldiers of the 122nd Tactical Support Detachment received the hourglass patch of the 7th Infantry Division, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, signifying the connection between the units. It is a connection 100 years in the making.

JBLM Exceptional Family Member Program

Published: 02:40PM March 30th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Exceptional Family Members Program and SKIESUnlimited united March 24 to let kids become superheroes during Hero-Con, a tour into the realms of heroic possibilities.

2016 Army Fire and Emergency Service Awards

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

Master Sergeant Thomas Anderson, Airman 1st Class Daniel Rodriguez and Nicole Cherry were informed March 18 they received 2016 Army Fire and Emergency Services Awards representing the Army’s highest honor for fire service professionals.

Best in the Army

Published: 02:39PM March 30th, 2017

The 10-man team was awarded the 2016 Annual Fire and Emergency award March 23 for keeping JBLM safe.

First responders

Published: 02:01PM March 24th, 2017

A healthy baby girl was born in base housing on the morning of March 10 to parents Sgt. Christian and Leslie Burke.

Army pentathletes

Published: 01:58PM March 23rd, 2017

The reunion came in conjunction with the I Corps Joint Service Competition, a competition of military events between seven Soldiers, six Airmen and three Marines and one Coast Guardsman.

16th Combat Aviation Brigade

Published: 01:55PM March 23rd, 2017

The Raptor Brigade deployed about 800 Soldiers in the region to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel for about eight months. The brigade started deploying its Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 10.

JBLM Fire and Emergency Services

Published: 03:26PM March 16th, 2017

A service dog named Snow, a white husky, is back at work with his human mom, Pfc. Christina Carter after being rescued from a house fire on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in January. The dog was carried out of the smoke-filled house by JBLM firefighters and resuscitated before being transported to an Olympia veterinarian.

62nd Medical Squadron

Published: 03:25PM March 16th, 2017

Surgeons General meet with 62nd MDS leadership to discuss some of the unique aspects of running a medical squadron on an Army-led joint base.

Battalion Mass Tactical Week

Published: 03:24PM March 16th, 2017

During the exercise, aircrews received training in a variety of areas to include formation flying, airdrop, static-line jumps of Soldiers and the experience of working with Airmen from different units.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 02:15PM March 9th, 2017

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee was recently inducted into the Signal Corps Regimental Association by Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers during a surprise moment at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.

Crystal Mountain Resort

Published: 02:15PM March 9th, 2017

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier saved a Gig Harbor woman after she went off a cliff and got tangled in the trees while skiing on Crystal Mountain Feb. 18.

I Corps

Published: 02:09PM March 9th, 2017

Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza is in the last few weeks of his tenure as the commanding general of I Corps, headquartered at JBLM about 45 minutes south of Seattle. During his time in command, he has made it a priority to connect the military to the public.

Mystic Archer Exercise

Published: 03:21PM March 2nd, 2017

The Mystic Archer exercise Feb. 23 and 24 aimed to prepare JBLM senior leaders for an active shooter scenario.

Task Force Sentinel

Published: 03:13PM March 2nd, 2017

The task force deployed for nine months and provided intelligence for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel missions in Afghanistan. Task Force Sentinel’s mission was to collect, process, exploit and disseminate intelligence throughout Afghanistan in order to enable partner Afghan forces to better target the enemy and protect U.S. forces.

Appreciation Day

Published: 03:14PM March 2nd, 2017

The JBLM Retiree Health Promotion Fair, the largest continental United States-based retiree appreciation fair, is scaling back the health screenings and services offered to retired military TRICARE beneficiaries.

Human Resources Command Road Show

Published: 12:11PM February 23rd, 2017

The HRC Road Show senior leaders from the Human Resources Command travel from installation to installation talking about changes to current programs and initiatives. The event featured two sessions on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one with Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamonds, HRC deputy chief of staff, and HRC Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Jefferson.

Career Fair

Published: 12:11PM February 23rd, 2017

Military spouses showcased their talents to nearly 100 employers.

Chief master sergeant of the Air Force

Published: 12:10PM February 23rd, 2017

Well-wishers from all around the Air Force came to bid farewell to the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and welcome the 18th CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright during a transition and retirement ceremony Feb. 17 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

JBLM

Published: 01:48PM February 16th, 2017

JBLM commander addressed the Yelm Chamber Of Commerce Wednesday to give JBLM updates.

7th annual JBLM Brewfest

Published: 01:48PM February 16th, 2017

The 2017 annual JBLM Brewfest highlighted professional brewers and homebrewers.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 01:46PM February 16th, 2017

On Monday, both nations started to work closely together during training exercises for the next two weeks, building stronger ties and greater interoperability between the two nations.