In a ceremony Monday on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sgt. Daniel Malm, 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), 555th Engineer Brigade, was reunited with a ceramic plate he wore with his body armor that saved his life – twice – in 2011
JBLM hosted a Remembrance Luncheon at the Club at McChord Field Sept. 16 as the finale of a week of events to honor America’s POWs and MIAs.
POW and MIAs were honored at the annual 24-hour memorial run Sept 14.
The recent visit by Army Under Secretary Patrick J. Murphy was a great opportunity to highlight JBLM’s transitions programs, which according to Murphy, are a model for other installations across the country.
The 54th annual Foofaraw Cruise took place Sept. 9 at the Olympia Yacht Club’s Island Home, treating about 500 service members to a day of relaxation.
Eugene Collins, the the deputy assistant secretary of the Army environment, safety and occupational health, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to present the Army Environmental Award Monday.
On Sept. 9, 1st SFG (A) Soldiers, friends, and family members came together to remember the extraordinary life of Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson in a memorial ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Twenty-seven High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Reduced Range Practice Rockets are scheduled to be fired on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 27-29 to measure the noise from the rocket firing in an effort to save money from traveling to Yakima Training Center.
YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA A small city of tents was erected to house the influx of U.S. and Canadian soldiers in Yongin, South Korea — more than 500 in all. The accommodations might seem rustic to the typical civilian, but to a soldier, they were pretty good.
John and Margaret Farrell, owner of Farrelli’s and McNamara’s Pub and Eatery in DuPont, and Lakewood City Manager John Caulfield were honored with the Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Service Award and inducted into the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Civilian Hall of Fame at a ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Recreation Center on Lewis Main.
Antiterrorism Month is near its end, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to be vigilant year-round.
STAFF SGT. NATASHA STANNARD
TACOMA Edward Dvorak, a Vietnam veteran, was awarded the Silver Star at a ceremony Wednesday at the VFW in Tacoma.
Executive nurse, Col. Lena F. Gaudreau, AN, retired at JBLM after 36 years of military service.
Dozens of questions from the community were answered during the JBLM Facebook Town Hall Monday.
The 864th Engineer Battalion began work Aug. 15 on five major construction projects expected to provide training sites for Army Rangers.
Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer joined the I Corps team Aug. 9.
The new Service Member for Life program will personalize transition process.
August is Anti-terrorism Awareness Month.
As if getting your student across the high school finish line for graduation is not enough, preparing your student for college can be an equally challenging experience. Choosing the right university, applications, essays, determining a major and financial planning are all important steps in moving onto higher education. With the rising costs of a college education, it’s important to do your homework when it comes to scholarships and financial aid. It’s never too early to start planning but if you have a graduating senior moving onto college, be sure to complete your Federal Application for Student Financial Aid available at. Details to apply are at fafsa.ed.gov/ with your state of legal residence determining your application deadline. Eligible or not, this application is necessary to apply for college as well as to apply for many scholarships.
More than a dozen Washington State Military Transition Council members visited JBLM Monday to meet with Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, the commanding general of I Corps, Col. Daniel Morgan, JBLM commander, SMFL-TAP program leaders and transitioning service members. This visit was a precursor to the third annual SMFL-TAP summit that will be held in October.
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program hosted a Warrior CARE event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Aug. 1 to 4.
The McChord Starlifter 50 event featured the rechristening of McChord’s first C-141 Starlifter,” Tacoma Starlifter,” by Kelsey Schmidt, 2016 Miss Washington. Presiding over the ceremony was Sandy Hill, 1966 Miss Washington, who christened the airplane when it first arrived Aug. 9, 1966.
During the last two years, 37 active-duty service members have interned with Environmental Warfighter program, offered through JBLM Public Works (Environmental Division, Fish and Wildlife branch) and Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands.
Illegal dumping on JBLM costs the installation more than $350,000 a year.
Sites managed by JBLM IRP include former landfills, former small arms ranges, leaking underground storage tanks, disposal pits, industrial yards and historical petroleum or hazardous waste spill sites.
It was her first time mountain biking. Air Force Staff Sgt. Velette Webb set out that day in Leadville, Col., not knowing that a split-second decision would change her life forever.
Plans are underway for Joint Base Lewis McChord’s 2016 Airshow and Warrior Expo set for Aug. 27 and 28 at McChord Field.
Country singer Craig Campbell is set to perform Tuesday at JBLM’s Memorial Stadium. This is the second leg of Campbell’s first USO Tour.
Over the last two years, the Tomahawk Volunteer Program has had more than 500 participants made up of Soldiers, family members and friends and has given back more than 3,500 hours of community service over the last two years.