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United States Military Academy Public Affairs

Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III, left, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, talks with 7th Inf. Div. Soldiers on the sidelines at Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy before the Army vs. Eastern Michigan University football game Saturday.

7th Infantry Division

7th Infantry Division

In conjunction with the game and its honoring of the division, the academy also used the weekend to invite Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to visit West Point and see what life was like as a cadet.

Puerto Rico

Published: 02:20PM October 19th, 2017

Most of the troops in the U.S. commonwealth are logisticians, medical specialists and aviation specialists. Military personnel are still getting food, water and fuel to the people who need it.

42nd Military Police Brigade, 6th Group (CID)

Published: 02:19PM October 19th, 2017

During Protector Week the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military police family gets together to celebrate tradition, honor the fallen military police service members and boost spirit de corps.

Department of Defense

Published: 03:52PM October 12th, 2017

The first priority of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello and FEMA is to restore power, Davis said. The Army Corps of Engineers will work on power restoration in from San Juan east, and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will work on the western two-thirds of Puerto Rico. Power restoration crews continue to arrive on the island, he said.

Awareness Month

Published: 03:51PM October 12th, 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will highlight the cause with “Choose Your own Adulthood,” with author Hal Runkel at an event Oct. 20 at McChord Theater.

American Red Cross Hometown Hero

Published: 03:50PM October 12th, 2017

Aaron Boone has donated more than nine gallons, or more than 80 platelets units, since 2014.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Published: 11:25AM October 11th, 2017

A 91-year-old German man, who was a prisoner of war at JBLM during World War II made a nostalgic trip to thank the United States Oct. 3 — 72 years after his capture.

Puerto Rico

Published: 04:32PM October 5th, 2017

The initial load of relief cargo arrived at the joint inspection area in an Army convoy of vehicles and equipment from the 62nd Medical Brigade’s 218th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support and 575th Medical Company, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion. The inspection process would end up prepping five chalks (C-17 Globemaster III aircraft loads) totaling more than 350,000 pounds (175 short tons) and lasting well into the evening.

Town Hall Meetings

Published: 02:36PM October 6th, 2017

Lt. Gen. Nadja West, U.S. Army Surgeon General, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tuesday and Wednesday, with town halls for staff and brigade and battalion command teams, as well as time spent with senior leaders, junior officers and staff at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Washington State Transition Summit

Published: 03:11PM September 28th, 2017

The Washington State Transition Summit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was Sept. 26 to 28.

Department of Defense

Published: 03:09PM September 28th, 2017

In Puerto Rico, response operations continue as synchronization of efforts between the Title 10 forces, Puerto Rico National Guard and FEMA improve. Fuel distribution remains the top FEMA priority.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Published: 03:07PM September 28th, 2017

Tactical Combat Casualty Care became a standard in the special operations units when these units realized that the medical instructions they were learning didn’t come second nature because it was practice separate from primary training.

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Published: 02:24PM September 21st, 2017

JBLM’s Fall Flea Market and Oktoberfest combined Saturday for a day of fun, bargains and all things German.

62nd Airlift Wing

Published: 02:23PM September 21st, 2017

In the brief respite between Hurricanes Irma and Jose, members of the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord were able to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver much-needed supplies to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

23rd Brigade Engineer Battalion

Published: 02:22PM September 21st, 2017

The Soldiers work hand-in-hand with the firefighters across a spectrum of agencies to accomplish the mission and the objectives given to them by the incident management commander

McChord Field Housing Block Party

Published: 05:21PM September 14th, 2017

The McChord Field Housing Block Party at Carter Lake Elementary School Saturday was an opportunity for families to de-stress, have fellowship and enjoy some free food and games.

Western Air Defense Sector

Published: 02:47PM September 7th, 2017

Western Air Defense Sector vast communication network was able to provide real-time rescue status updates for 11 hospitals, helicopter landing zones and aircraft refueling areas over an area of about 25,000 square miles.

JBLM Street Dedications

Published: 02:45PM September 7th, 2017

Three Medal of Honor recipients from the World War II era were honored with street dedications between 2nd and 3rd Division Drive of Lewis Main Aug. 31 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A ceremony took place to memorialize 1st Lt. Arnold Bjorklund, Col. Orville Bloch and 1st Lt. Victor Kandle.

I Corps

Published: 02:43PM September 7th, 2017

Ulchi Freedom Guardian is ultimately designed to exercise the U.S. and Republic of Korea’s abilities to maintain stability on the Korean peninsula by training commanders and staffs in both nations to maneuver as a combined force.

Best Warrior Competition

Published: 01:15PM August 31st, 2017

Sgt. 1st Class Brenden Shannon won the 2017 U.S. Army Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Gray Army Airfield

Published: 01:14PM August 31st, 2017

After four days of moving systems and equipment from the old tower on Gray Army Airfield, the new Gray Army Airfield Air Traffic Control Facility opened Tuesday on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The roughly $15 million project first started in 2007.

JBLM Emergency Management Services

Published: 01:13PM August 31st, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month.

Col. Nicole Lucas

Published: 02:29PM August 24th, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new garrison commander said she is excited to come home to the Pacific Northwest.

Department of Defense

Published: 02:39PM August 24th, 2017

President Donald Trump said the American people are frustrated by the nation’s longest war in Afghanistan, calling it a war without victory. The new strategy, he said, is a path toward victory and will step away from a policy of nation building.

Joint Base Garrison

Published: 02:32PM August 24th, 2017

Col. Nicole Lucas, Joint Base Lewis McChord garrison commander, held three Town Hall meetings on the installation.

Published: 02:28PM August 25th, 2017

Although some might think the safety of a child is in hands of the school once the child leaves home, the child’s safety is the responsibility of the parent until they are on school grounds, according to installation safety officials.

Published: 02:26PM August 25th, 2017

Whether they are just entering pre-school or starting their senior year in high school, it’s never too early or too late to begin saving for your child’s college education.

Published: 02:20PM August 25th, 2017

Clover Park School District, which operates elementary schools on JBLM, offers students a parents multiple ways to stay connected through the convenience of mobile devices. The school recommends two free mobile applications for parents to stay linked in to how their child is doing in school.

7th Infantry Division

Published: 03:54PM August 17th, 2017

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.