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1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs

Maj. Gen. Thomas James Jr., outgoing division commander passes the 7th Inf. Div. colors to Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, America’s First Corps commander, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. James relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson, who previously served as senior adviser to the Ministry of Defense, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

7th Infantry Division

7th Infantry Division Public Affairs

Maj. Gen. Thomas James Jr. relinquished command of the 7th Infantry Division and Task Force Bayonet to Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson during a ceremony on Watkins Field Aug. 11.

2017 Mobility Guardian

Published: 03:56PM August 17th, 2017

During Mobility Guardian, refueling aircraft offloaded roughly 1.2 million pounds of fuel; aerial port service members processed 3,676 passengers and 4,911 tons of equipment; and crews airdropped 356 paratroopers, 33 heavy platforms and nearly 300 container delivery system bundles.

16th Combat Aviation Brigade

Published: 03:52PM August 17th, 2017

The Soldiers, who work at the Raptor’s Nest Dining Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, have been recognized by the judges as the best on the installation and are now competing against the best DFAC from Fort Huachuca, Ariz. If the Raptor’s Nest Soldiers win this round, they will move on to compete against the final four Army DFACs in the continental United States.

2017 Summer Reading Program Finale

Published: 02:46PM August 10th, 2017

The finales of summer reading programs at McChord Field and Book Patch libraries took place Aug. 1 and 3.

2017 Mobility Guardian

Published: 02:45PM August 10th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted a total of 25 partner militaries from around the world, a total of more than 3,000 personnel, for the 2017 Mobility Guardian exercise that started July 31 and concludes Aug. 11.

57th Weapons Squadron

Published: 02:39PM August 10th, 2017

The 57th WPS was established in 2003 at McGuire. Air Force officials decided to move the unit to McChord Field because of the facilities, airspace and proximity to other C-17 units with similar missions — all of which will be more cost effective for the Air Force. The Air Force expects to save more than $12 million annually by moving the 57th WPS to JBLM.

Exercise Mobility Guardian

Published: 02:54PM August 3rd, 2017

Mobility Guardian replaced the annual Air Mobility Rodeo competition that last took place in 2011.

Medal of Honor

Published: 03:15PM August 3rd, 2017

Former Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan was joined at the White House ceremony by members of his family, eight other Medal of Honor recipients, and 10 Soldiers who served with him during that epic battle, five of whom McCloughan personally saved.

Task Force Saber

Published: 03:47PM July 27th, 2017

Supporting the fight against ISIS is Task Force Saber, a task force run by 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Leisure Travel Services

Published: 03:46PM July 27th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Leisure Travel Services will host its annual raffle for the chance to purchase 2017 home game tickets for the Seattle Seahawks during a drawing Aug. 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main.

Stand With Those Who Serve Public Safety Appreciation Event

Published: 03:33PM July 27th, 2017

Law enforcement and other first responders from Seattle to Salem gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the 7th annual Stand With those Who Serve Public Safety Appreciation Event and Career Fair at Memorial Stadium July 22.

USO Concert at Memorial Stadium

Published: 04:35PM July 25th, 2017

Gary Sinise, aka: Lt. Dan Taylor of the classic film, “Forrest Gump,” performed with his Lt. Dan Band at Memorial Stadium on Lewis Main Saturday.

Soldier’s Medal

Published: 03:24PM July 21st, 2017

A Soldier who saved the life of a man trapped in a burning vehicle in rural Thurston County in January was honored at a ceremony at Evergreen Chapel July 13.

JBLM Garrison Change of Command

Published: 04:19PM July 20th, 2017

Col. Daniel Morgan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord garrison commander, is moving at the end of the month.

American Job Center

Published: 09:52AM July 17th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials, Gov. Jay Inslee and other local officials joined for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new American Job Center inside Hawk Transition Center on Lewis North July 7.

2017 Warrior Games

Published: 02:46PM July 13th, 2017

Four service members and veterans with ties to Joint Base Lewis-McChord competed in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 30 to July 8 in Chicago: Col. Daniel Dudek, Spc. Maria Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Heather Moran and retired Sgt. 1st Class David Iuli.

Spirit of Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Published: 02:44PM July 13th, 2017

The C-17, tail number 10-0220, was named the Spirit of Joint Base Lewis-McChord during a renaming ceremony July 5 to honor all service members who’ve served at the joint base and the accomplishments that have been made on the installation and in joint training.

2017 Warrior Games

Published: 01:59PM July 7th, 2017

Four people from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are on Team Army.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 02:52PM July 6th, 2017

During the week at Camp Goodtimes, the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers showed the children how to survive in the wilderness by teaching them how to build shelters, start fires and administer first aid.

Safety Guidelines

Published: 02:49PM July 6th, 2017

With summer here and kids home from school, parents need to be aware of where their children are and find healthy ways to keep them active.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Published: 03:33PM June 29th, 2017

Gutierrez served with the First Special Service Force during World War II, storming the beaches in Anzio, Italy, liberating southern France, and reclaiming Rome from the Nazis. He visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to celebrate the 1st SFGs 60th anniversary. When 1st SFG stood up in 1957, it drew its lineage from the First Special Service Force.

Air Mobility Command

Published: 03:30PM June 29th, 2017

These visits are driven by Airmen to promote best practices, identify areas of improvement and provide opportunities to discuss constructive ideas that would be applicable to all squadrons.

Hillside Teen Center

Published: 03:32PM June 29th, 2017

Hillside Teen Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord has several unique opportunities for fun and activities with Summer Programming in July and August. Each week features a special theme including sports, outdoors and education.

2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 03:29PM June 29th, 2017

The purpose of Bayonet Focus 17-03 was to prepare the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division for their upcoming National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, Calif., and was the largest exercise the 7th Infantry Division had conducted since its reactivation in 2012.

627th LRS

Published: 02:15PM June 22nd, 2017

Having been certified by the Red Cross in CPR, Airman 1st Class Joshua Jourdan said he felt calm and confident in the situation.

JBLM Lakefest Celebration

Published: 02:16PM June 22nd, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosted its summer festival, Lakefest, this year, for installation families.

I Corps Change of Responsibility Ceremony

Published: 02:13PM June 22nd, 2017

I Corps hosted a change of responsibility ceremony at I Corps Headquarters June 14 as Command Sgt. Major Michael Grinston turned the reins over to incoming Command Sgt. Major Walter Tagalicud.

Carter Lake Elementary School Camp Eagle

Published: 03:44PM June 15th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord students from Carter Lake Elementary School on McChord Field got to try a number of hands-on learning activities as part of the school’s annual Camp Eagle event June 6 to 9.

Operation Rainier War

Published: 03:45PM June 15th, 2017

This speedy maneuver — a HIMARS Rapid Air Infiltration, live-fire mission — was conducted June 7 by a HIMARS crew from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, the unit also known as Thunderbolt assassins. The operation was in support of the 62nd Airlift Wing’s rapid mobility exercise Operation Rainier War.

JBLM Fire Department

Published: 12:21PM June 15th, 2017

Master Sergeant Tom Anderson retired in May as the last JBLM Air Force firefighter to retire. He recently was honored as the Department of Defense’s Fire Officer of the Year.