62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Matthew Duck, 7th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, unhooks a parachute cover after dropping two bundles out of a C-17 Globemaster III onto the Rainier Drop Zone during Exercise Rainier War near Moses Lake June 6.

Exercise Rainier War

62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The exercise ultimately included 18 C-17 Globemaster IIIs — 10 from McChord Field, seven from other bases throughout Air Mobility Command and one from Australia.

EFMB Competition

Published: 04:08PM June 14th, 2018

The Expert Field Medical Badge competition began June 7 with 282 candidates from Army and one Navy lieutenant. Soldiers, ranging from the ranks of private to lieutenant colonel from units across JBLM, attended this year’s competition.

Air Force Reserve Command Squadron of the Year

Published: 04:05PM June 14th, 2018

The Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard support the bulk of aeromedical evacuation operations. The Reserve has 18 aeromedical evacuation squadrons, the Guard has 10 and there are four squadrons.

Joint Deployment Readiness Exercise

Published: 03:17PM June 7th, 2018

A C-17 aircrew flew three trips between Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Grant County Airport at Moses Lake, transporting vehicles, pallets of equipment and Soldiers to where they were conducting their training.


Published: 03:13PM June 7th, 2018

Senior Airman Adam Olander, a crew chief assigned to the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recently named the winner of the Air Force Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award in the Aircraft Maintenance Technician category.

Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund Awards

Published: 03:09PM June 7th, 2018

More than $60,000 in scholarships was awarded to graduating high school seniors, military spouses and family member college students during the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund Awards Presentation at the Family Resource Center on Lewis Main May 31.

JBLM Memorial Day Ceremony

Published: 02:42PM May 31st, 2018

This year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Memorial Day was observed by nearly 300 people Monday with a public ceremony at the Camp Lewis Cemetery.

Change of Command Ceremony

Published: 02:37PM May 31st, 2018

As the 62nd Airlift Wing commander, Col. Scovill Currin will ensure the readiness of more than 2,400 active-duty military and civilian personnel along with 48 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Fallen Warriors

Published: 09:04AM June 1st, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jacob Sims, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was one of 12 Soldiers whose name was unveiled on the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Memorial Wall during a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 24 that brought Gold Star family members and Soldiers together at the USASOC Memorial Plaza.

JBLM Armed Forces Day Celebration

Published: 01:47PM May 24th, 2018

Armed Forces Day was a big hit with young and old at its new location this year, Heritage Hill on McChord Field May 19.

Local Partnership

Published: 09:29AM May 25th, 2018

About 140 elected officials, staff members, business leaders and senior military leaders were present to hear how South Sound Military and Communities Partnership has partnered with the University of Washington-Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business Center for Business Analytics to conduct a JBLM Regional Economic Impact Analysis report.

I Corps

Published: 01:35PM May 24th, 2018

The I Corps’ Best Warrior Competition winners will be announced at the I Corps’ Corps Ball June 14.

JBLM Down and Dirty Mud Run

Published: 03:01PM May 17th, 2018

More than 1,000 participants trudged through a muddy 5K course filled with obstacles Saturday at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Down and Dirty Mud Run outside of Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

Employee of the Year

Published: 02:58PM May 17th, 2018

Mary Ball’s tenacity in seeking career and education resources for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers earned her the title of Regional Health Command-Pacific Civilian Employee of the Year for 2017.

Asian-American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Published: 02:54PM May 17th, 2018

The Asian-American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance was hosted by 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and 62nd Medical Brigade in order to honor individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who have historically served in the armed services with great valor and distinction in every war since the War of 1812.

Published: 02:36PM May 17th, 2018

Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Foiles tenacity would not allow cancer to take over his world. Onward to Joint Base Lewis McChord Warrior Transition Battalion where he arrived in time to learn about Army Pacific Regional Trials where he explored adaptive sports and the recovery process.

1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 12:58PM May 10th, 2018

For the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, its April 2018 rotation to National Training Center was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.

Month of the Military Child

Published: 12:57PM May 10th, 2018

Carter Lake, which is located on McChord Field, is one of several schools in the Pacific Northwest that support the children of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines stationed in this area.

SOS Open house

Published: 12:55PM May 10th, 2018

When service members unexpectedly pass away, there is a lot required of the families. This is where Survivor Outreach Services steps in. They connect families to resources and benefits, as well as provide long-term support and a safe haven for survivors.

JBLM Spring Clean-Up Week

Published: 02:29PM May 3rd, 2018

Service members volunteer to help the clean-up efforts on Joint Base Lewis-McChord during JBLM Spring Clean-Up Week Monday through Friday. On average, the weeklong event collects between 150 to 300 tons of garbage that is dumped on base property.

Special Forces

Published: 02:27PM May 3rd, 2018

Soldiers from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Republic of Korea Special Forces responded to a farming accident while conducting partnered training in the Republic of Korea April 25, saving the civilian’s life.

2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 02:25PM May 3rd, 2018

Thomas Tremblay and Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had courageous conversations about how the perpetrator targets their victim, the trauma sexual violence causes and the importance leadership plays in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence at Joint Base Lewis McChord April 25.

2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Published: 03:25PM April 26th, 2018

Sgt. Arbinda Upreti, a 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion combat engineer, and Spc. Michael Krystallis, a 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment cavalry scout, were the overall winners of the competition.

Enterprise Multimedia Center

Published: 03:22PM April 26th, 2018

The 112,000 square foot structure, built in 1991, is slated to be the new home for the Enterprise Multimedia Center and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Department of Defense

Published: 03:15PM April 26th, 2018

The National Defense Authorization Act called for the creation of a department chief management officer position, and that person — John Gibson II — has been leading the effort that gets after reform in the Fourth Estate.

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

Published: 11:56AM April 23rd, 2018

Nearly 300 members of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment received medals and awards from a recent deployment to Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria during a special ceremony April 13 at the battalion’s memorial on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Remembrance Day

Published: 02:39PM April 19th, 2018

Hundreds of Soldiers, Airmen and civilians from Joint Base Lewis-McChord attended the Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember and reflect on the tragedy.

Rape Aggression Defense Program

Published: 02:36PM April 19th, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month to raise awareness around the commitment to recognize and stop situations that can escalate to sexual assault.

Salute to Armed Forces Night

Published: 02:37PM April 19th, 2018

After the first pitches, military service members from active and reserve components, veterans and members of various service organizations took positions on the infield to be recognized by members of the Mariners and almost 30,000 cheering baseball fans.

JBLM Kids’ Fest

Published: 02:43PM April 12th, 2018

Hundreds of children and parents participated in Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Kids’ Fest April 5 at Family and MWR’s Festival Tent on Lewis Main.