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Sgt. Eliverto Larios/ 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Wounded service members from the northwest region practice maneuvering hand cycles at the Warriors Care event on Joint Base Lewis McChord Aug. 25.

5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Every year, thousands of Service members suffer from injuries or illnesses that leave them disabled or deemed unfit to continue their service.

Published: 01:34PM September 3rd, 2015

At age 14, Josh Fueston, a Bellingham Bay, Wash., resident, decided to complete an eight-mile swim in the bay to raise awareness for those who lost their lives due to a lack of basic swimming skills.

Published: 01:29PM September 3rd, 2015

The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona flew the World War II-era B-17G Bomber, “Sentimental Journey” into the Chehalis-Centralia Airport and will be having tours and rides through Monday.

Published: 04:12PM August 25th, 2015

The Lewis Community Spouse’s Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrated moving into its new digs at Clarkmoor Community Center, formerly Clarkmoor Elementary School, with a “Welcome Expo.”

Published: 01:29PM September 3rd, 2015

The 2015 Army Soldier Show is making a stop at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 16 at the Evergreen Theater on Lewis Main. The show is one of more than 60 different concerts at nearly 40 installations across the country.

Published: 01:28PM September 3rd, 2015

“Stand with Those Who Serve” celebrated it’s fifth annual event Sunday, and for the first time, they celebrate it at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It was an opportunity for first responders to bring their families together, relax, bond and share in the positive, uplifting reasons those men and women do their jobs. 

Published: 12:52PM September 3rd, 2015

In 1971, the Congress designated Aug. 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

Published: 12:56PM August 27th, 2015

As summer leads into fall, it’s time to plan for the first day back at school for many children and their families.

Published: 12:57PM August 27th, 2015

“Galaxy Warriors of American Lake” was the theme for Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s eighth annual Exceptional Family Member Camp at Shoreline Park Saturday with activities that included face painting, pontoon boat rides, adaptive bicycles, bouncy houses and photo ops with Star Wars characters.

Published: 12:58PM August 27th, 2015

Service members and their families enjoyed a day of fun in the sun Saturday during the Chapel Roundup at the Lewis North Chapel. The event helped culminate spiritual resiliency and present JBLM chapel programs.

Published: 12:58PM August 27th, 2015

Heroes on the Water hosted veterans, service members and their families for a day of kayak fishing at Dash Point State Park.

Published: 01:00PM August 27th, 2015

Some may think that there are no similarities between a pilot and a boat captain, but one McChord Field member found that some of their responsibilities are not all different.

Published: 12:55PM August 27th, 2015

Most units decorate their walls with recruiting posters and policy letters but the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, proudly shows its own history upon its walls, as if it were an unearthed time capsule with its once hidden contents on display.

Published: 12:53PM August 27th, 2015

The 84th Civil Affairs Battalion partnered with Gig Harbor’s YMCA and had 11 youth do a Field Reaction Leader Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the Community Connections Program to increase interaction between JBLM and local communities.

Published: 12:39PM August 20th, 2015

Local community members came together at Eagles Pride Golf Course Conference Center Aug. 13 to participate in an environmental assessment open house to consider the possible testing of a weapons system on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:39PM August 20th, 2015

Approximately 2,500 Soldiers and their families attended the Fifth annual Salute to the Troops event Aug. 13 at the City of Puyallup’s Pioneer Park for free food, games and entertainment.

Published: 12:36PM August 20th, 2015

The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment honored 16 fallen Soldiers with a Wall Memorial in the Battalion’s Headquarters at JBLM.

Published: 12:33PM August 20th, 2015

Home is sometimes considered where one came from, but for some, a journey is needed before they can find their home.

Published: 12:33PM August 20th, 2015

The 2015 Military Youth of the Year honor, presented jointly by the Defense Department and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, was awarded to an 18-year-old military daughter from Vogelweh, Germany, during a ceremony held at the Navy

Published: 12:32PM August 20th, 2015

More than 20 civic leaders from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area visited Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., as part of the 2015 McChord Field Fly-away Civic Leader tour Aug. 12-13.

Published: 12:07PM August 13th, 2015

Karen Poole was named the August Volunteer of the month for her work with the Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group’s Family Readiness Group.

Published: 01:16PM August 13th, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s water conservation measures to ensure long-term sustainability of water resources will continue throughout the rest of the summer.

Published: 12:04PM August 13th, 2015

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airman has been selected by the American Red Cross Northwest Region to be honored at their 2015 annual Heroes Luncheon Oct. 13 in Tacoma.

Published: 12:17PM August 13th, 2015

Waterslides, competitions, music and more kept single service members having fun Aug. 6 at Warrior Zone for Single Serivce member Day.

Published: 11:49AM August 6th, 2015

He jumps, he drools and he sheds like it’s summer all year long, but this is no ordinary pup, this dog is an invaluable part of a team that could one day save lives and capture dangerous criminals.

Published: 11:49AM August 6th, 2015

It is legend that the Nisqually people have lived in the Nisqually River valley in west central Washington for thousands of years, and their territory initially consisted of more than two million acres.

Published: 01:42PM July 30th, 2015

Former JBLM resident and current Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse invited military kids to Junior Achievement Boeing Center Monday to learn about the importance of financial readiness.

Published: 01:41PM July 30th, 2015

Helping to bring closure to a family after a service member’s death is an honor many people might not experience day-to-day, but for the Joint Base Lewis- McChord Air Force Honor Guard, it is something they deal with on a daily basis.

Published: 01:38PM July 30th, 2015

For as long as Andrew King can remember, he’s had a stutter.

Published: 01:32PM July 31st, 2015

A voice no one thought could be silent, will grow noticeably quieter from McChord Field Saturday. That’s when Lt. Col. Anna Sullivan, chief of public affairs for the 446th Airlift Wing since 1992, retires from the Air Force Reserve and from federal government service.