FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. JBLM MPs train with Reserves on CBRN response at Fort Hunter Liggett
WASHINGTON The ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker passed away Saturday in Calhoun, Ga.
Despite the wet weather, hundreds of people attended the annual Spring Flea Market at JBLM on March 21.
Ellen Moore, UW-Tacoma instructor, spoke about her time helping locate the remains of service members while in Vietman with the Joint Task Force Full Accounting at the Washington State History Museum March 19.
There are 90 garden plots available on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for $25 each on a first-come, first-serve basis.
It is said that more is known about the surface of the moon than about the oceans, but Col. Anthony Davit, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s deputy commander, took an active role to promote environmental awareness in oceans March 7 in Gig Harbor. Davit was one of three divers who dove into the waters of Puget Sound during Harbor WildWatch’s Pier into the Night, showcasing underwater wildlife.
Members of the JBLM American Red Cross volunteers gathered at The Club at McChord Field to recognize their volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the organization.
First chemical vehicle arrives at Lewis Army Mueum
For the large majority of people who join the Army, the choice to enlist came in their late teens to early 20s. That large percentage, young and single, take on all of the challenges the military presents.
Shaved heads aren’t uncommon on military installations. But at Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 7, a crowd of Soldiers, family members and local residents gathered to cheer on 50 volunteers in a bittersweet shearing event that generated tears and applause.
TACOMA Twenty high school students aim their sights while lying close to the ground. They breathe steadily as they prepare to take the first of 20 shots during a regional drill and rifle competition. Down the hall, other students toss and trade their rifles, while onlooking parents hold their breath — hoping not to hear the clack of a rifle hitting the ground.
DUPONT 555 Engr. Bde. members visit DuPont middle school to discuss the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math
Author recounts anecdotes about World War I service dog during JBLM reading
Colonel H. Charles Hodges Jr., JBLM commander, stopped by Beachwood Elementary School to read “The Cat in the Hat.” Schools across the country are celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday by reading his books the week of March 2.
The fourth annual Operation Baby Shower at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s American Lake Conference Center Saturday featured a wide variety of activities and information for parents including yoga for pregnant women, caring for your hair while pregnant and sign language for your baby.
FORT BENNING, Ga. U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories in the Men’s Double Trap event March 5 at the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.
There will be a burial Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., for three of the eight Army Air Force B-24D Liberator aircrew members, missing in action from World War II, whose remains were identified recently.
Battle Bean opens a drive-thru in the former ACU location, on the corner of Liggett and 12th Avenues.
Don’t forget to set your clock an hour ahead for daylight savings March 8 - and Joint Base Lewis-McChord fire inspector Edward Chavez said it’s also a good time to think about electrical and outdoor fire safety.
Local Dogs on Deployment chapter finds foster homes for service members pets while they are away.
WASHINGTON Actor Vince Vaughn treated troops and their families to an advance screening of his upcoming film, “Unfinished Business,” during a USO visit to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Saturday.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. African immigrant assigned to JBLM as Reserve is working on his doctorate degree
The 627th Security Forces Squadron headquartered on McChord Field, a “total-force” integrated unit that works to protect Joint Base Lewis McChord’s population of more than 100,000 personnel and families, won the 2014 award for Air Mobility Command Outstanding Security Forces Small Unit — for the second year in a row. Each year, AMC recognizes small, medium, and large security forces squadrons from across the major command as outstanding units.
With time comes change, and with the ever evolving nature of culture and technology, it may be easy to forget the foundation of things. For one flying squadron in the 62nd Airlift Wing, staying close to their heritage is a must.
Program helps military families deal with familiar stresses that come with life transitions
February was proclaimed as National African-American History Month by President Barack Obama in January and Joint Base Lewis-McChord held “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” event Feb. 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Carey Theater in correlation. The guest speaker was Jackie Jones-Hook, director of The Buffalo Soldiers Museum.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Joint Base, I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing conducted its quarterly “Team JBLM Recognition Ceremony” Tuesday. Dozens of awards were handed out to both service members and civilians for their hard work and dedication to JBLM.
As a military spouse, change is constantly knocking at your door. At times it can be challenging and may even affect the way you communicate with your loved ones.
Carver Faull, a 14-year-old Washington resident and a survivor of medulloblastoma — a highly malignant type of brain tumor — became the newest pilot in the 62nd Airlift Wing’s Pilot for a Day program after he joined the 4th Airlift Squadron Feb. 20.
23rd Infantry Regiment veterans of the Korean War meet at JBLM to comemmorate a pivotal battle